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United States Patent D653,194
Matsushita ,   et al. January 31, 2012

Automobile tire tread


CLAIM The ornamental design for an automobile tire tread, as shown and described.
Inventors: Matsushita; Kohtaro (Hiratsuka, JP), Morito; Takumi (Tokyo, JP), Kuramochi; Izumi (Tokyo, JP), Kuroda; Yukio (Hiratsuka, JP)
Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (JP)
Appl. No.: D/338,595
Filed: June 15, 2009

Foreign Application Priority Data

Dec 25, 2008 [JP] 2008-033002

Current U.S. Class: D12/567
Current International Class: 1215
Field of Search: D12/500,502,533-536,539,542,543,547-550,557-567 152/209.1,209.9,209.18,209.19,209,21,209.22,209.25,209.27

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
D445730 July 2001 Himuro
D507519 July 2005 Lo
D512014 November 2005 Ishida et al.
D522962 June 2006 Ishida et al.
D582840 December 2008 Bombardier et al.
D601944 October 2009 Tomatsu et al.
Foreign Patent Documents
D1185748 Sep., 2003 JP
D1199697 Mar., 2004 JP
D1201392 Apr., 2004 JP
D1201732 Apr., 2004 JP
D1217736 Sep., 2004 JP
D1239647 May., 2005 JP
D1239648 May., 2005 JP
D1351121 Feb., 2009 JP

Other References

Dunlop SP Sport 5000 Tire; 2005 Tread Design Guide, p. 18, Row 3, Item 2. cited by examiner.

Primary Examiner: Rademaker; Garth
Attorney, Agent or Firm: SAIDMAN DesignLaw Group


FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of an automobile tire tread showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a front view thereof, the top and bottom views being identical thereto;

FIG. 3 is a right-side view thereof, the left-side view being a mirror image thereof;

FIG. 4 is an enlarged, fragmentary front view thereof, taken along lines IV-IV and in the direction of arrows in FIG. 2; and,

FIG. 5 is an enlarged, fragmentary perspective view thereof, wherein the gray shaded areas indicate characteristic features of the automobile tire tread that extend repetitively around the entire outer surface of the tire and do not represent color or contrast.

The broken lines represent environmental subject matter only and form no part of the claimed design.

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