- Kohler Co.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view taken from the top, front and left side of a bathtub showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is another perspective view taken from the top and front thereof;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 4--4 of FIG. 3;

FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 5--5 of FIG. 3;

FIG. 6 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken on line 6--6 of FIG. 3;

FIG. 7 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 7--7 of FIG. 3;

FIG. 8 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 9 is a left side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 10 is a right side elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 11 is a perspective view taken from the top and front of a second embodiment thereof, the change being in the addition of a skirt.

The fragmentary broken line representations of whirlpool jet wells in FIGS. 1, 3, 4, 5 and 8, of decks in FIGS. 1, 2, 9 and 10, and of walls in FIG. 11 are for the purpose of illustration only and form no part of the claimed design.

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Other references
  • Page 52 of a 1976 Modern Plastics issue. A page of miscellaneous ads from the Apr., 1988 Rental Equipment Register, showing the Esquina Whirlpool from American Standard and the Oasis Whirlpool from Mirolin Industries. A 1984 ad from an unknown source for the Chevere tub. A 1985 ad from Pearl Bath for the Comfort Corner tub. A 1985 ad from Paradise for the Palm tub. A 1987 ad from Villeroy & Boch for the model 9020 "Corner tub". A 1986 ad from Hydro Air Spa for the Athens tub.
Patent History
Patent number: D334231
Type: Grant
Filed: Jan 17, 1990
Date of Patent: Mar 23, 1993
Assignee: Kohler Co. (Kohler, WI)
Inventors: Herbert V. Kohler, Jr. (Kohler, WI), Todd D. Dannenberg (Sheboygan, WI)
Primary Examiner: James R. Largen
Law Firm: Quarles & Brady
Application Number: 7/466,572
Current U.S. Class: D23/281