Tire tread

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FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a tire tread showing my new design, it being understood that the tread pattern repeats circumferentially throughout the outer circumference and shoulder of a tire, the opposite side perspective view being identical thereto; and,

FIG. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary front elevation view of the tire tread thereof of FIG. 1.

In the drawings, the dark stippled surface shading represents the recessed portion of the tread grooves, having a depth as best shown along the right edge of FIG. 1. The broken line disclosure of the tire sidewall and inner bead is for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.


The ornamental design for a tire tread, as shown and described.

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Other references
  • Nexen Euro-Win 600, 650, 700 Tire, 2001 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2001, p. 54. 3/4.*
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Patent History
Patent number: D485230
Type: Grant
Filed: Feb 20, 2003
Date of Patent: Jan 13, 2004
Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique
Inventor: Ellen MacDonald Williams (Greer, SC)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorney, Agent or Law Firms: Robert R. Reed, Christopher P. Crecente, Martin Farrell
Application Number: 29/176,253
Current U.S. Class: Combined Diagonal And Circumferential Grooves (D12/564)
International Classification: 1215;