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United States Patent D490,045
Delu ,   et al. May 18, 2004

Tire tread


The ornamental design for a tire tread, as shown and described.
Inventors: Delu; Jerome Marcel Germain (Walferdange, LU), Robinet; Emmanuel Christian Rene Alfred (Mertzig, LU), Hardy; Andre (Arlon, BE), Close; Roland Paul (Burg-Reuland, BE)
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Appl. No.: D/191,977
Filed: October 16, 2003

Current U.S. Class: D12/519
Current International Class: 1215
Field of Search: D12/515,517-519,521-524 152/209.1,209.8,209.13,209.25,209.28

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
D341804 November 1993 Lassan
D365789 January 1996 Lassan et al.
D451440 December 2001 Weber
D460402 July 2002 Ishida et al.
D467535 December 2002 Ishida et al.
D483319 December 2003 Abe
Primary Examiner: Spear; Robert M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: King; David L. O'Planick; Richard B.


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 in FIG. 2.

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