Water closet

- Jacob Delafon

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FIG. 1 is a perspective view taken from the top, front and right side of a water closet embodying our new design;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a left side elevational view thereof, the right side being the mirror image of the left side; and,

FIG. 4 is a front elevational view thereof.

The fragmentary broken line representation of a wall in FIG. 1 is for purposes of illustration only and forms no part of the claimed design.

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Other references
  • Undated Jacob Delafon ad for its Rivella water closet, admitted prior art. Undated Cesame ad for its Rossari fixtures, admitted prior art. Undated Kohler ad showing inter alia its Alouette lavatory K-3035, admitted prior art. 1985 ad for a Novella wall hung toilet and bidet. Pp. 9-21 of an undated Kohler ad showing inter alia its Kingston water guard toilet K-4432-ER, admitted prior art. P. 90 of an undated issue of Kitchen & Bath Business showing inter alia a Porcher Veneto toilet, admitted prior art. An undated Eljer ad for its Tenisson bathroom fixtures, admitted prior art.
Patent History
Patent number: D354341
Type: Grant
Filed: Jan 31, 1994
Date of Patent: Jan 10, 1995
Assignee: Jacob Delafon (Paris)
Inventors: Herbert V. Kohler, Jr. (Kohler, WI), Pierre H. Paulin (Paris), Francois Kergoet (Paris), Michel Chalard (Villemomble)
Primary Examiner: James R. Largen
Law Firm: Quarles & Brady
Application Number: 0/18,272
Current U.S. Class: Wall Mounted (D23/300)