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United States Patent D490,049
Heinen ,   et al. May 18, 2004

Tire tread


The ornamental design for a tire tread, as shown and described.
Inventors: Heinen; Richard (Habay-la-Neuve, BE), Fraipont; Xavier Sebastien Benoit (Luxembourg, LU), Powell; Kenneth Jenner (Vaux-sur-Sure, BE)
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Appl. No.: D/189,844
Filed: September 11, 2003

Current U.S. Class: D12/524
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
D390817 February 1998 Graas et al.
D403996 January 1999 Espinasse et al.
D460402 July 2002 Ishida et al.
D476946 July 2003 Lee et al.
D483003 December 2003 Shirouzo
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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