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United States Patent D492,643
Robert July 6, 2004

Tire tread


The ornamental Design for a tire tread, as shown and described.
Inventors: Robert; Michel Pierre Charles (Sibret, BE)
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Appl. No.: D/191,776
Filed: October 14, 2003

Current U.S. Class: D12/579
Current International Class: 1215
Field of Search: D12/547,549-556,559,564-565,586,588,590,600 152/209.1,209.9,209.13,209.18,209.25,209.28

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
D259112 May 1981 Candiliotis
D340436 October 1993 Baus
D388844 January 1998 Bonko
D412302 July 1999 Rayman et al.
D420630 February 2000 De Coninck et al.
D445376 July 2001 Le Mentec
D456766 May 2002 Warchol et al.
D458895 June 2002 Rayman
D484088 December 2003 Kindig

Other References

Bandamatic System Inc. HB-ML 28/32 Tire, 2002 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2002, p. 224. 4/1.* .
Mega Mile High Speed Highway/Rib Design Tire, 2002 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2002, p. 228. 2/4..

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 my 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 opposite side elevational view being identical thereto; 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.

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