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United States Patent D423,422
Seloover ,   et al. April 25, 2000

Tire thread


The ornamental design for a tire tread, as shown and described.
Inventors: Seloover; Mark Henry (Clinton, OH), Marazzi; Eric John (Akron, OH), Demagall; Christine Ann (Medina, OH), Weber; Michael Joseph (Mogadore, OH)
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Appl. No.: D/106,831
Filed: June 22, 1999

Current U.S. Class: D12/523
Current International Class: 1215
Field of Search: D12/138-152 152/209.1,209.8,209.9,209.11,209.13,209.28,900,901,902,903

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
D304434 November 1989 Schuller
D315128 March 1991 Graas et al.
D315129 March 1991 Graas et al.
D333116 February 1993 Amero
D334160 March 1993 Woo
D334909 April 1993 Brayer et al.
D342223 December 1993 McKisson et al.
D365794 January 1996 Weber et al.
D377330 January 1997 Kakegawa et al.
D401895 December 1998 Aull et al.
D403282 December 1998 Aull et al.
Foreign Patent Documents
930530 Jul., 1993 NO

Other References

Kumho V700 Victoracer Tire, 1998 Tread Design Guide, p. 42. 1/1, Jan. 1998. .
Pirelli P Zero System Tire, 1998 Tread Design Guide, p. 59. 1/5, Jan. 1998. .
Yokohama A008 Tire, 1998 Tread Design Guide, p. 77. 2/4, Jan. 1998..

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


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 perspective view.

In the drawings, the broken lines defining the inner bead of the sidewall 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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