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 tread pattern repeats circumferentially throughout the outer circumference and shoulder of a tire, the opposite side perspective view being identical thereto;

FIG. 2 is a full front elevation view of the tire tread thereof of FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 3 is a side view of the tire thread thereof 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 top and bottom edges of FIG. 2. 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 tire tread, as shown and described.

Referenced Cited
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Foreign Patent Documents
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Other references
  • Tread Design Guide, 2007, p. 119 Michelin XDA2+Energy.
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Patent History
Patent number: D600198
Type: Grant
Filed: Jun 10, 2008
Date of Patent: Sep 15, 2009
Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A. (Paccot)
Inventors: Stefan Voss (Greer, SC), Jean-Marc Marie d'Harcourt (Clermont-Ferrand), Mathieu Vandaele (Charbonnieres les Verennes), Jeffrey E. Godsey (Greenville, SC)
Primary Examiner: Stacia Cadmus
Attorney: Carolyn G. Uldrick
Application Number: 29/319,486
Current U.S. Class: Notchless (D12/585)