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;

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 the depth shown at the top and bottom of FIG. 2.


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

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D403996 January 12, 1999 Espinasse et al.
D456762 May 7, 2002 Graas
D490045 May 18, 2004 Delu et al.
D490047 May 18, 2004 Heinen et al.
D490048 May 18, 2004 Heinen et al.
D490049 May 18, 2004 Heinen et al.
Other references
  • Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Tire, 2003 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2003, p. 13. 4/3.
  • Kumho I'Zen KW15 Tire, 2003 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2003, p. 37. 1/4.
  • Michelin Pilot Primacy Tire, 2003 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2003, p. 42. 3/3.
  • Tire Ad (far right photograph), “Mono” Magazine (Japan), vol. 6, front cover and p. 181, published Apr. 2, 2002.
Patent History
Patent number: D522442
Type: Grant
Filed: Feb 15, 2005
Date of Patent: Jun 6, 2006
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Inventor: Toshimichi Shirouzu (Hyogo)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorney: Richard B. O'Planick
Application Number: 29/223,533