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Publication numberUSD473184 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/153,585
Publication dateApr 15, 2003
Filing dateJan 9, 2002
Priority dateFeb 7, 2001
Publication number153585, 29153585, US D473184 S1, US D473184S1, US-S1-D473184, USD473184 S1, USD473184S1
InventorsRonald H. Thompson, Stephen J. Lash, Scott M. Waters, Shih-Tao Chang
Original AssigneeMichelin Recherche Et Technique, S.A.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tire tread
US D473184 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 uniformly throughout the outer surface and shoulder circumference of the tire tread, the diametrically opposite side perspective view being identical thereto;

FIG. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary front elevation view of the tire tread of FIG. 1, the enlarged fragmentary rear elevation being identical thereto;

FIG. 3 is a full front elevation view of the tire tread thereof, the full rear elevation view being identical thereto; and,

FIG. 4 is a full side elevation view of the tire tread thereof, the opposite side elevation view being identical thereto.

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 upper right edge of FIG. 1.

Non-Patent Citations
11. Continental Conti Radial 2000 Tire, 1999 Tread Design Guide Jan. 1999, p. 212. 2.
22. Firestone MCS VT-OIR, 1999 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 1999, p. 217.
33. Metzeler ME Z4, 1999 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 1999, p. 218.
44. Michelin Hi-Tour 79, 1999 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 1999, p. 220.
55. Pirelli MTR 02, 1999 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 1999, p. 222.
66. Pirelli TR07, 1999 Tread Design Guide, Jan. 1999, p. 222.
7Metzeler ME Z3 front and rear sport radial street/race tires, 2000 Tread Design Guide, 1/200, p. 207.1/1 & 2.*
Referenced by
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WO2013147748A2 *Mar 27, 2012Oct 3, 2013Michelin Recherche Et Technique S.A.Improved wet and snow traction design for a tire thread and solution for pull under torque therefor
U.S. ClassificationD12/570