Bathtub or the like

- Kohler Co.

FIG. 1 is a top perspective view of a bathtub or the like showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a cross sectional view taken along line 3--3 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 4 is a cross sectional view taken along line 4--4 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 5 is a cross sectional view taken along line 5--5 of FIG. 2; and

FIG. 6 is an enlarged cross sectional view taken along line 6--6 of FIG. 2.

The fragmentary broken line showing of a bathroom island in FIG. 1 and the broken line showing of whirlpool fitting holes in FIG. 3 are for purposes of illustration only and form no part of the claimed design.

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
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D211877 August 1968 Doman
D227100 June 1973 Weiss
D230851 March 1974 Chisholm
D237616 November 1975 Gordon
D238071 December 1975 Ganger
D241643 September 1976 Bonsack
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Other references
  • Two pages of a 1984 Aqua Glass ad entitled "Aqua Whirl". Two pages of a Jacuzzi brochure, undated, admitted prior art, entitled "Jacuzzi-Whirlpool-System".
Patent History
Patent number: D311770
Type: Grant
Filed: Jan 12, 1987
Date of Patent: Oct 30, 1990
Assignee: Kohler Co. (Kohler, WI)
Inventors: Bruce M. Sauter (Kohler, WI), Robert C. Giese (Sheboygan, WI)
Primary Examiner: James R. Largen
Law Firm: Quarles & Brady
Application Number: 7/2,255
Current U.S. Class: Bathtub (15) (D23/277)