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; the opposite side elevational view being identical thereto; 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 ornamental design for a tire tread, as shown and described.

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D427953 July 11, 2000 Murata
D457856 May 28, 2002 Ochi
D475009 May 27, 2003 Ochi
Other references
  • Falken ZE-326 and S/TZ-04 Tires, 2003 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2003, p. 25. 2/3 & 2/5.
  • Pirelli Pzero Nero Tire, 2003 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2003, p. 50. 4/1.
Patent History
Patent number: D517980
Type: Grant
Filed: Nov 16, 2004
Date of Patent: Mar 28, 2006
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Inventors: Dale Edward Umstot (Atwater, OH), Michael David Wood (Wadsworth, OH), Daniel Ray Beha (Akron, OH)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorney: Richard B. O'Planick
Application Number: 29/217,334