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 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; the other side being a mirror image thereof; and,

FIG. 4 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
D158031 April 1950 Wilcox
D302261 July 18, 1989 Kato
D336455 June 15, 1993 Hammond et al.
D360864 August 1, 1995 Munster et al.
D363456 October 24, 1995 Graas et al.
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D451861 December 11, 2001 Graas
D471509 March 11, 2003 Graas
D471511 March 11, 2003 Graas
D484846 January 6, 2004 Graas
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D496324 September 21, 2004 Graas et al.
Other references
  • Bridgestone Winter Dueler DM-22 Tire, 2003 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2003, p. 14. 3/4.
Patent History
Patent number: D513227
Type: Grant
Filed: Dec 21, 2004
Date of Patent: Dec 27, 2005
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Inventor: Maurice Graas (Reichlange)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorney: Richard B. O'Planick
Application Number: 29/219,693