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

Referenced Cited
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Other references
  • Continental Enduro Pro (Front and Rear) on Road, 2005 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2005. p. 196. 4/1.
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Patent History
Patent number: D554043
Type: Grant
Filed: Sep 7, 2006
Date of Patent: Oct 30, 2007
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Inventors: Peter Chapman (Birmingham), Malcolm Jeremy Board (Birmingham)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Assistant Examiner: Katrina A Kile
Attorney: Richard B. O'Planick
Application Number: 29/265,711