Patents by Inventor Scott R. Krebs

Scott R. Krebs has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200332509
    Abstract: A plumbing fixture includes a sump and a trapway extending from sump at an inlet of the trapway. A jet orifice is disposed in the trapway at approximately the inlet and defines an angled axis that is oriented upwardly toward an upper wall of the trapway and rearwardly toward an interior of the trapway. The jet orifice is configured to direct fluid from a fluid supply source to the trapway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: ANDREW L. SMITH, Lawrence E. Duwell, Donald G. Bogenschuetz, Billy Jack Ahola, Peter W. Swart, Scott R. Krebs
  • Patent number: 10738448
    Abstract: A toilet that includes a tank having an outlet; a mounting bracket including a base having a central opening, a first set of mounts, which comprises two mounting locations located on opposite sides of the central opening for mounting the tank to a first pedestal having a bowl and two mounting holes, and a second set of mounts, which comprises three mounting locations that are separate from the two mounting locations of the first set of mounts, are located in a triangular pattern around the central opening, and mount the tank to a second pedestal having a bowl and three mounting holes; a valve body extending through the outlet and the central opening, wherein the valve body fluidly connects the outlet to an inlet of one of the bowls; and two or more fasteners with each fastener engaging one mounting hole and an associated mounting location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Peter William Swart, John F. Emmerling, Scott R. Krebs, Billy Jack Ahola, Andrew L. Smith, Lawrence E. Duwell, Donald G. Bogenschuetz
  • Publication number: 20200130982
    Abstract: A cord management system for a cabinet or other similar furniture, appliances, or other applications include a conduit. A cord management weight is disposed within the conduit. The cord management weight includes a cord receiving portion and a weight locking feature. The cord receiving portion is configured to receive a portion of an electrical cord of an electronic device. The weight locking feature is configured to selectively prevent translational movement of the cord management weight within the conduit. The cord management weight is configured to be selectively retracted into the conduit and locked into position within the conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew L. Smith, Billy Jack Ahola, Alexander V. LeTourneau, Scott R. Krebs, Lawrence E. Duwell, Donald G. Bogenschuetz, Peter William Swart
  • Publication number: 20190169825
    Abstract: A toilet that includes a tank having an outlet; a mounting bracket including a base having a central opening, a first set of mounts, which comprises two mounting locations located on opposite sides of the central opening for mounting the tank to a first pedestal having a bowl and two mounting holes, and a second set of mounts, which comprises three mounting locations that are separate from the two mounting locations of the first set of mounts, are located in a triangular pattern around the central opening, and mount the tank to a second pedestal having a bowl and three mounting holes; a valve body extending through the outlet and the central opening, wherein the valve body fluidly connects the outlet to an inlet of one of the bowls; and two or more fasteners with each fastener engaging one mounting hole and an associated mounting location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Peter William Swart, John F. Emmerling, Scott R. Krebs, Billy Jack Ahola, Andrew L. Smith, Lawrence E. Duwell, Donald G. Bogenschuetz
  • Patent number: 7959241
    Abstract: A pullout storage structure for a bathroom cabinet, such as a vanity or medicine cabinet, has a hinge linkage for moving a storage unit between an opened and a closed position such that the storage unit travels an arcuate path and maintains its orientation. Smooth and easy movement of the pullout storage structure is facilitated by an over-center assist member. The assist member tends to close, and keep closed, as well as open, and keep open, the pullout structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Michael Kohlmann, Daniel N Halloran, Matthew M. Smeltzer, Scott R. Krebs
  • Patent number: 7748798
    Abstract: Furniture such as bathroom vanities are suitable to be shipped in collapsed form and then readily assembled/erected at the installation site. A back wall folds forwardly as bracing along the front folds vertically in one form. There can be a multi-piece collapsible brace between opposed side walls with four pivot points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Alex V. LeTourneau, Michael S. Kohlman, Michael Terrill, Scott R. Krebs, John C. Campbell, David J. Kroening, Jeffrey Laundre
  • Publication number: 20080265727
    Abstract: A pullout storage structure for a bathroom cabinet, such as a vanity or medicine cabinet, has a hinge linkage for moving a storage unit between an opened and a closed position such that the storage unit travels an arcuate path and maintains its orientation. Smooth and easy movement of the pullout storage structure is facilitated by an over-center assist member. The assist member tends to close, and keep closed, as well as open, and keep open, the pullout structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Kohlman, Daniel N. Halloran, Matthew M. Smeltzer, Scott R. Krebs
  • Publication number: 20080100188
    Abstract: Furniture such as bathroom vanities are suitable to be shipped in collapsed form and then readily assembled/erected at the installation site. A back wall folds forwardly as bracing along the front folds vertically in one form. There can be a multi-piece collapsible brace between opposed side walls with four pivot points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventors: Alex V. LeTourneau, Michael S. Kohlman, Michael Terrill, Scott R. Krebs, John C. Campbell, David J. Kroening