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United States Patent D525,186
Martin July 18, 2006

Tire tread


CLAIM The ornamental design for a tire tread, as shown and described.
Inventors: Martin; Jacques-Henri (Chamalieres, FR)
Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A. (Granges-Paccot, CH)
Appl. No.: D/221,172
Filed: January 12, 2005

Foreign Application Priority Data

Jul 12, 2004 [FR] 04 3538

Current U.S. Class: D12/521
Current International Class: 1215
Field of Search: D12/505,509,512,514-524,526-532 152/209.1,209.8,455

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
D301855 June 1989 Ono
D366018 January 1996 Krupa et al.
D384618 October 1997 Guspodin et al.
6105644 August 2000 Ikeda
D432956 October 2000 Ricquet
D432957 October 2000 Ricquet
D444428 July 2001 Hutz et al.
D455999 April 2002 Graas
D497876 November 2004 Williams
D502441 March 2005 Lo
D513400 January 2006 Sakaguchi et al.
2003/0116246 June 2003 Kuroda
Foreign Patent Documents
0000875800001 D Jan., 2004 FR

Other References

Eldorado HPZ 760 Tire, 2004 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 2004, p. 22. 4/1. cited by examiner.

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


FIG. 1 is a front elevational view of a tire tread showing my new design, it being understood that the tire pattern repeats circumferentially throughout the outer circumference;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of one side of the tire tread shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a fragmentary side elevational view of one side of the tire tread shown in FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 4 is a fragmentary side elevational view of the other side of the tire tread shown in FIG. 1.

In the drawings, the dark stippled surface shading represents the recessed portion of the tread grooves, having a depth as best shown along the top of FIG. 1. The broken line disclosure of the tire sidewall and inner bead is for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.

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