Title:
Tire tread
United States Patent D746765
Inventors:
Hutz, John A. (Greer, SC, US)
Cothran, Scott (Mauldin, SC, US)
Montgomery, Lee (Piedmont, SC, US)
Pressley, David (Taylors, SC, US)
Weaver, Brad (Greenville, SC, US)
Yang, Kai Chun (Mauldin, SC, US)
Application Number:
29/485139
Publication Date:
01/05/2016
Filing Date:
03/17/2014
Assignee:
MICHELIN RECHERCHE et TECHNIQUE S.A. (Granges-Paccot, CH)
COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN (Clermont-Ferrand, FR)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
(IPC1-7): 1215
Field of Search:
D12/568-603, 152/209
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US Patent References:
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Other References:
XTE, Michelin Tire, www.michelinman.com, at least as early as Dec. 3, 2013, 2 pages.
XRV, Michelin Tire, www.michelinman.com, at least as early as Dec. 3, 2013, 2 pages.
XZE, Michelin Tire, www.michelinman.com, at least as early as Dec. 3, 2013, 3 pages.
XZA3 + Evertread, Michelin Tire, www.michelinman.com, at least as early as Dec. 3, 2013, 2 pages.
Primary Examiner:
Kirschbaum, George D.
Assistant Examiner:
Vujcic, Natasha
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Dority & Manning, P.A.
Claims:
CLAIM

1. The ornamental design for a tire tread, as shown and described.

Description:

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

FIG. 2 is a front elevation view thereof; and,

FIG. 3 is a side elevation view of the right side thereof, the left side elevation being identical thereto.

In the drawings, the broken lines defining the sidewall, inner bead and the peripheral boundary between the claimed tire tread and the unclaimed sidewall depict environmental subject matter that forms no part of the claimed design.