Tire tread

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FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a tire tread showing our new design, it being understood that the pattern repeats uniformly throughout the circumference of the tread;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a right side elevational view thereof

FIG. 4 is a left side elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 5 is an enlarged fragmentary front elevational view thereof.

In the drawings, the broken lines defining the sidewall, inner bead and the peripheral boundary between the tire tread and the sidewall are for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design.

The dark stippled surface shading represents the recessed portion of the tread grooves having a depth as best shown in FIG. 2.


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

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D390817 February 17, 1998 Graas et al.
D403996 January 12, 1999 Espinasse et al.
D460402 July 16, 2002 Ishida et al.
D476946 July 8, 2003 Lee et al.
D483003 December 2, 2003 Shirouzo
Patent History
Patent number: D490047
Type: Grant
Filed: Sep 11, 2003
Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Inventors: Richard Heinen (Habay-la-Neuve), Xavier Sebastien Benoit Fraipont (Luxembourg), Kenneth Jenner Powell (Vaux-sur-Sure)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorney, Agent or Law Firms: David L. King, Richard B. O'Planick
Application Number: 29/189,802
Current U.S. Class: Notchless (D12/524)
International Classification: 1215;