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 along the left edge of FIG. 1.


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

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D484845 January 6, 2004 Takahashi et al.
D498204 November 9, 2004 Sato
D502911 March 15, 2005 Sato
D525579 July 25, 2006 Graas
Other references
  • BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW Tire, 2005 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2005, p. 9. 1/3.
  • Kumho I'Zen XW KW17 Tire, 2005 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2005, p. 31. 3/5.
Patent History
Patent number: D544430
Type: Grant
Filed: Jan 6, 2006
Date of Patent: Jun 12, 2007
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Inventors: Sebastien Willy Fontaine (Burden), Maurice Graas (Reichlange)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorney: Richard B. O'Planick
Application Number: 29/251,391
Current U.S. Class: Diagonal Groove (D12/530)