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United States Patent D515,021
Delu ,   et al. February 14, 2006

Tire tread


CLAIM The ornamental Design for a tire tread, as shown and described.
Inventors: Delu; Jerome Marcel Germain (Walferdange, LU), Robinet; Emmanuel Christian Rene Alfred (Mertzig, LU), Maitre; Bruno Pierre (Strassen, LU)
Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH)
Appl. No.: D/215,038
Filed: October 13, 2004

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

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
D403996 January 1999 Espinasse et al.
D460402 July 2002 Ishida et al.
D467535 December 2002 Ishida et al.
D476946 July 2003 Lee et al.
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 RFT Tire, 2004 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2004, p. 12. 3/2. 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 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 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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