Tread portion of an automobile tire

- Bridgestone Corporation
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FIG. 1 is a perspective view of tread portion of an automobile tire, it being understood that the tread pattern repeats uniformly throughout the circumference of the tire.

FIG. 2 is a front elevation view thereof. A top plan view, a bottom plan view, and a rear elevation view are identical with the front elevation view.

FIG. 3 is a left side elevation view thereof. A right side elevation view is identical with the left side elevation view.

FIG. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary front view thereof; and,

FIG. 5 is an enlarged cross-sectional view thereof taken along line 5-5 in FIG. 4.

The portion of the article shown in broken lines is for illustrative purpose only and forms no part of the claimed design.


The ornamental design for a tread portion of an automobile tire, as shown and described.

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D457128 May 14, 2002 Robert et al.
D493415 July 27, 2004 Noailly
D512370 December 6, 2005 Pang
D531571 November 7, 2006 Suzuki
Other references
  • Ohtsu GI-368 Tire, 2006 Tread Assistant Computerized Tread Design Guide. TA ID: 19425.
  • JPO Design Division Document card No. HH10031472, disclosed on p. 93 of “Korean Design Gazette” (Apr. 24, 1997).
Patent History
Patent number: D557654
Type: Grant
Filed: May 15, 2006
Date of Patent: Dec 18, 2007
Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation (Tokyo)
Inventor: Suguru Yamaguchi (Chuo-ku)
Primary Examiner: Robert M. Spear
Attorney: Sughrue Mion Pllc.
Application Number: 29/259,680