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Publication numberUSD444428 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/123,118
Publication dateJul 3, 2001
Filing dateMay 11, 2000
Priority dateMay 11, 2000
Publication number123118, 29123118, US D444428 S1, US D444428S1, US-S1-D444428, USD444428 S1, USD444428S1
InventorsJohn Anthony Hutz, Michael Kousaie
Original AssigneeMichelin Recherche Et Technique S.A.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tire tread
US D444428 S1
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  1. The ornamental design for a tire tread, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a tire tread showing our new design, it being understood that the tread pattern repeats throughout the outer surface and shoulder circumference of the tire tread; and,

FIG. 2 is a enlarged fragmentary front elevation view of the tread pattern of the tire tread thereof.

The broken line disclosure of the tire sidewall and inner bead is for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.

In the drawings, the dark stippled surface shading represents the recessed portion of the tread grooves, having a depth as best shown along the central right edge of FIG. 1.

Non-Patent Citations
1Dean Custom Trailer Radial Tire, 1999 Tread Design Guide, p. 89. 4/5, Jan. 1999.*
2Eldorado Marquis A/S Tire, 1999 Tread Design Guide, p. 27. 4/5, Jan. 1999.*
3Goodyear Qrangler AP Tire, 1999 Tread Design Guide, p. 96. 4/1, Jan. 1999.*
4Hallmark Ultra LT2000Tire, 1999 Tread Design Guide, p. 97. 4/1, Jan. 1999.*
5Hankook F40 Tire, 1999 Tread Design Guide, p. 141. 2/3, Jan. 1999.*
6Laramie Stealth Performance RLT Tire, 1999 Tread Design Guide, p. 103. 1/2, Jan. 1999.*
7Marangoni RTS Tire, Modern Tire Dealer Magazine, p. 41, Nov. 1998.*
8Tread Design Guide, 1992, p. 27, CORDOVAN Grand Prix Radial G/T.
9Tread Design Guide, 1992, p. 81, YOKOHAMA A509.
10Tread Design Guide, 1997, p. 62, POS-A-TRACTION Twister.
11Tread Design Guide, 1997, p. 75, ULTRA-TECH Ultra-Tech Radial GT.
12Tread Design Guide, 1999, p. 12, ATLAS Pacemaker Radial TR.
13Tread Design Guide, 1999, p. 35, BFGoodrich Lifesaver A/W.
14Tread Design Guide, 1999, p. 55, NTB GoodYear Weatherhandler.
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US8447578May 6, 2009May 21, 2013Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LlcMethod of designing a tire having a target residual aligning torque
U.S. ClassificationD12/522
International ClassificationB60C11/03, B60C11/13
Cooperative ClassificationB60C11/13, B60C11/033, B60C11/1315, B60C11/0304
European ClassificationB60C11/03D, B60C11/13