Wide tire tread

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FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a wide tire tread showing our new design, it being understood that the tread pattern repeats circumferentially throughout the outer circumference and shoulder of a tire, the opposite side perspective view being an inverted image thereto; and,

FIG. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary front elevation view of the tire tread of FIG. 1.

In the drawings, the dark stippled surface shading represents the recessed groove portions of the tire tread having a depth as best illustrated along the right edge of FIG. 1. The broken line disclosure of the tire sidewall and inner bead is for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.


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

Referenced Cited
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D460404 July 16, 2002 Janjareh et al.
D461446 August 13, 2002 Janjareh et al.
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D499375 December 7, 2004 Gordon et al.
D526954 August 22, 2006 Godeau
D541733 May 1, 2007 Lhospitalier
Foreign Patent Documents
EU 000299185-0001 April 2005 WO
Other references
  • BILT-MOR Custom 78, 2005 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2005. p. 10. 1/3.
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  • Tread Design Guide, 1998, pp. 134, Double Coin RT500.
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Patent History
Patent number: D550147
Type: Grant
Filed: May 18, 2006
Date of Patent: Sep 4, 2007
Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A. (Granges-Paccot)
Inventor: Robert C. Radulescu (Simpsonville, SC)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Assistant Examiner: Katrina A Kile
Attorney: E. Martin Remick
Application Number: 29/259,968
Current U.S. Class: Tessellated (D12/545)