Patents by Inventor Shawn J. Booth

Shawn J. Booth 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: 20200268150
    Abstract: A mounting system for securing a sink to a countertop supported by a cabinet is provided. The mounting system includes a receiving structure configured to be supported under a rim of the sink, a bracket having a first portion configured to engage a portion of the cabinet and a second portion configured to engage a bottom of a basin of the sink, a linking member extending between the receiving structure and the bracket, a first connector configured to engage a first end of the linking member and retain the linking member relative to the receiving structure, and a second connector configured to engage a second end of the linking member and secure the bracket against the cabinet and the bottom of the basin of the sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, Jason R. Miller, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 10687620
    Abstract: A mounting system for securing a sink to a countertop supported by a cabinet is provided. The mounting system includes a receiving structure configured to be supported under a rim of the sink, a bracket having a first portion configured to engage a portion of the cabinet and a second portion configured to engage a bottom of a basin of the sink, a linking member extending between the receiving structure and the bracket, a first connector configured to engage a first end of the linking member and retain the linking member relative to the receiving structure, and a second connector configured to engage a second end of the linking member and secure the bracket against the cabinet and the bottom of the basin of the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, Jason R. Miller, James S. Giefer
  • Publication number: 20190191874
    Abstract: A sink is provided. The sink includes a basin having a first side wall, an opposite second side wall and a front wall. The sink also includes a rim supported at and extending outwardly from an upper end of the first and second side walls in a substantially horizontal orientation. The sink further includes an apron extending vertically below the rim and laterally between a first end and an opposite second end to define a front portion of the sink. The first end of the apron extends outwardly past the rim associated with the first side wall and the second end of the apron extends outwardly past the rim associated with the second side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: SHAWN J. BOOTH, James S. Glefer
  • Patent number: 10226122
    Abstract: An apron-front sink includes a basin, a rim located at an upper portion of the basin, and an apron comprising a front member. The front member extends downward from the rim and laterally between a first end and an opposite second end. The first and second ends of the apron extend outwardly beyond the rim such that the apron is wider than the basin and the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 10130173
    Abstract: A method of installing an apron-front sink to a cabinet includes inserting a portion of an apron-front sink through an opening in a front panel of a cabinet. The apron-front sink has an apron that is wider than the opening and conceals edges of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 10130172
    Abstract: An assembly includes a cabinet including an opening in a front face thereof and an apron-front sink coupled to the cabinet that includes a basin having a width that is less than a width of the opening, and an apron extending laterally between a first end and an opposite second end. The apron is positioned forward of the front face of the cabinet and the first and second ends of the apron extend beyond the opening to conceal the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 10125481
    Abstract: A kitchen sink and cabinet assembly includes an apron-front sink including at least one basin and an apron positioned forward of the at least one basin and a standard cabinet base that includes a front wall. A first side wall and a second side wall are coupled to the front wall, and the first and second side walls each have a height of approximately 34.5 inches and are separated from each other by a distance selected from the group consisting of approximately 30, 33, and 36 inches. The cabinet includes a drawer opening located in the front wall above a door. The apron extends in front of the front wall of the cabinet and is wider than the drawer opening such that the drawer opening is concealed by the apron when the apron is installed on the standard cabinet base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 10104962
    Abstract: A self-rimming sink is provided. The self-rimming sink includes a basin and a rim extending outwardly from an upper end of the basin in a relatively horizontal orientation. The rim is configured to be placed on top of a countertop for supporting the sink. The self-rimming sink also includes an apron coupled to the rim and defining a front portion of the sink. The apron has a front surface extending vertically below the rim and laterally between a first side surface and an opposite second side surface. The first and second side surfaces each having a front vertical lip that extends laterally to an outer periphery of the rim and a rear side wall portion. The rear side wall portion is recessed relative to the front vertical lip and the outer periphery of the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, Jason R. Miller, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 10098455
    Abstract: A method of installing an under-mount apron-front sink to a cabinet includes placing an under-mount apron-front sink onto a portion of the cabinet, wherein the under-mount apron-front sink extends through an opening disposed in a front wall of the cabinet and sliding the under-mount apron-front sink in a rearward direction through the opening until a front apron of the sink engages the front wall of the cabinet, wherein the front apron comprises a left end and a right end. A lateral distance between the left end and the right end of the front apron is greater than a lateral width of the opening of the cabinet such that the front apron at least partially overlaps the opening such that the opening is not visible with the sink installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 10092097
    Abstract: An assembly includes a cabinet including a front face and an opening in the front face that is defined at least in part by two vertical cut lines and a horizontal cut line that extends between the two vertical cut lines. The assembly also includes a sink coupled to the cabinet, the sink including a basin and an apron coupled to the basin and located forward of the basin to provide a front surface of the sink. The apron has a lateral width that is wider than the opening such that ends of the apron overlap the two vertical cut lines to conceal the vertical cut lines on the front face of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER CO
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, James S. Giefer
  • Publication number: 20180258624
    Abstract: A mounting system for securing a sink to a countertop supported by a cabinet is provided. The mounting system includes a receiving structure configured to be supported under a rim of the sink, a bracket having a first portion configured to engage a portion of the cabinet and a second portion configured to engage a bottom of a basin of the sink, a linking member extending between the receiving structure and the bracket, a first connector configured to engage a first end of the linking member and retain the linking member relative to the receiving structure, and a second connector configured to engage a second end of the linking member and secure the bracket against the cabinet and the bottom of the basin of the sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, Jason R. Miller, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 9995026
    Abstract: A sink assembly mountable to a support structure having a cabinet and a countertop supported by the cabinet. The sink assembly includes a sink having at least one basin, a rim that is above and extends outwardly beyond the at least one basin, an apron that extends laterally across and beyond a front of the at least one basin, and a receiving member coupled to a first underside of the sink. The sink assembly includes a bracket having a first portion, which engages a portion of the cabinet, and a second portion, which engages a second underside of the sink. The sink assembly includes a connecting member configured to extend between and couple to the receiving member and the bracket to secure the sink to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, Jason R. Miller, James S. Giefer
  • Publication number: 20170138028
    Abstract: An assembly includes a cabinet including a front face and an opening in the front face that is defined at least in part by two vertical cut lines and a horizontal cut line that extends between the two vertical cut lines. The assembly also includes a sink coupled to the cabinet, the sink including a basin and an apron coupled to the basin and located forward of the basin to provide a front surface of the sink. The apron has a lateral width that is wider than the opening such that ends of the apron overlap the two vertical cut lines to conceal the vertical cut lines on the front face of the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, James S. Giefer
  • Publication number: 20170138029
    Abstract: A kitchen sink and cabinet assembly includes an apron-front sink including at least one basin and an apron positioned forward of the at least one basin and a standard cabinet base that includes a front wall. A first side wall and a second side wall are coupled to the front wall, and the first and second side walls each have a height of approximately 34.5 inches and are separated from each other by a distance selected from the group consisting of approximately 30, 33, and 36 inches. The cabinet includes a drawer opening located in the front wall above a door. The apron extends in front of the front wall of the cabinet and is wider than the drawer opening such that the drawer opening is concealed by the apron when the apron is installed on the standard cabinet base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, James S. Giefer
  • Publication number: 20170138032
    Abstract: A method of installing an under-mount apron-front sink to a cabinet includes placing an under-mount apron-front sink onto a portion of the cabinet, wherein the under-mount apron-front sink extends through an opening disposed in a front wall of the cabinet and sliding the under-mount apron-front sink in a rearward direction through the opening until a front apron of the sink engages the front wall of the cabinet, wherein the front apron comprises a left end and a right end. A lateral distance between the left end and the right end of the front apron is greater than a lateral width of the opening of the cabinet such that the front apron at least partially overlaps the opening such that the opening is not visible with the sink installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: D801493
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Michael R. Bates, Shawn J. Booth, Gary N. Clarke, Robin A. Goad
  • Patent number: D815262
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Michael R. Bates, Shawn J. Booth, Gary N. Clarke, Robin A. Goad
  • Patent number: D829873
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventor: Shawn J. Booth
  • Patent number: D888910
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Alexander V. LeTourneau, Shawn J. Booth
  • Patent number: D893000
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Adam M. Moller, Shawn J. Booth, Richard C. Kong, Carlos F. Uceda