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United States Patent D591,221
Fontaine ,   et al. April 28, 2009



CLAIM The ornamental design for a tire, as shown and described.
Inventors: Fontaine; Sebastien Willy (Burden, LU), de Briey-Terlinden; Pascale (Attert, BE), Geelen; Stephane Jose (Chaudfontaine, BE)
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Appl. No.: D/318,078
Filed: May 13, 2008

Current U.S. Class: D12/563
Current International Class: 1215
Field of Search: D12/533,546-567,900-901 152/209.1,209.8-209.18,209.25-209.28

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Primary Examiner: Cadmus; Stacia
Attorney, Agent or Firm: O'Planick; Richard B.


FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a tire showing my/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, the other side being a mirror image thereof;

FIG. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a second embodiment of a tire showing our new design, it being understood that the pattern repeats uniformly throughout the circumference of the tread and that the opposite side perspective view is a mirror image thereof; and,

FIG. 6 is a front elevational view of a second embodiment, it being understood that an enlarged fragmentary view thereof would be substantially identical to that shown in FIG. 4, with the exception of the inclusion of the sidewall in solid lines.

In the drawings, the broken lines defining the sidewall, inner bead and the peripheral boundary between the claimed tire tread and the unclaimed sidewall depict environmental subject matter that forms no part of the claimed design.

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