Skirt for a plumbing fitting

- Kohler Co.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view taken from the top and a side of a skirt for a plumbing fitting embodying my new design;

FIG. 2 is a side elevational view thereof, the other sides being the same as the side shown;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof; and,

FIG. 4 is a bottom plan view thereof.

The broken line representation of a plumbing handle in FIG. 2 is for purposes of illustration only and forms no part of the claimed design.

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D235098 May 1975 Doman
D259753 July 7, 1981 Fleischmann et al.
D299099 December 27, 1988 Gresens et al.
D318590 July 30, 1991 McKeone
D318717 July 30, 1991 Spangler
D318901 August 6, 1991 Rodstein
D320335 October 1, 1991 Bergtson
D321629 November 19, 1991 Hollinger
D325771 April 28, 1992 Carr
D327532 June 30, 1992 Ko
D332824 January 26, 1993 Robbins
7349940 March 25, 2008 Fleischmann et al.
Other references
  • Pp. 2-17 of undated Kohler catalog showing various skirts for hardware fixtures (admitted prior art). Pp. 3-23b dated Apr. 1989 of a Kohler ad showing handle skirts with the K-7411-8A faucet.
Patent History
Patent number: D348509
Type: Grant
Filed: Jan 14, 1993
Date of Patent: Jul 5, 1994
Assignee: Kohler Co. (Kohler, WI)
Inventor: John E. Bollenbacher (Sheboygan, WI)
Primary Examiner: James R. Largen
Law Firm: Quarles & Brady
Application Number: 0/3,750
Current U.S. Class: D/6550