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United States Patent D522,442
Shirouzu June 6, 2006

Tire tread


CLAIM The ornamental design for a tire tread, as shown and described.
Inventors: Shirouzu; Toshimichi (Hyogo, JP)
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Appl. No.: D/223,533
Filed: February 15, 2005

Foreign Application Priority Data

Sep 06, 2004 [JP] 2004-026978

Current U.S. Class: D12/515 ; D12/519
Current International Class: 1215
Field of Search: D12/515,517,518,519,520,521,522,523,524,531,532,586,590,591 152/209.1,209.8,209.9,209.13,455

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
D403996 January 1999 Espinasse et al.
D456762 May 2002 Graas
D490045 May 2004 Delu et al.
D490047 May 2004 Heinen et al.
D490048 May 2004 Heinen et al.
D490049 May 2004 Heinen et al.

Other References

Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Tire, 2003 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2003, p. 13. 4/3. cited by examiner .
Kumho I'Zen KW15 Tire, 2003 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2003, p. 37. 1/4. cited by examiner .
Michelin Pilot Primacy Tire, 2003 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2003, p. 42. 3/3. cited by examiner .
Tire Ad (far right photograph), "Mono" Magazine (Japan), vol. 6, front cover and p. 181, published Apr. 2, 2002. cited by examiner.

Primary Examiner: Spear; Robert M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: 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;

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 the depth shown at the top and bottom of FIG. 2.

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