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FIG. 1 is a left, top, front perspective view of a plumbing faucet embodying my new design;

FIG. 2 is a left side elevational view thereof, the right side elevational view being a mirror image of the left side shown;

FIG. 3 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a rear elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a top plan view thereof; and,

FIG. 6 is a bottom plan view thereof.

The broken line representations of holes in FIGS. 1-3, and of an inner wall in FIG. 6, are for the purpose of illustration only, and form no part of the claimed design.

The characteristic feature of my design resides in shroud-like rounded transition between the top of the faucet body and the sides of the faucet body.

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D253607 December 4, 1979 Haug
D350388 September 6, 1994 Gottwald
D350389 September 6, 1994 Gottwald
D367919 March 12, 1996 Lobermeier
D368301 March 26, 1996 Lobermeier
D373178 August 27, 1996 Gottwald
Other references
  • 1995 Jacob Delafon catalog ad showing a "Tao 7226" lavatory faucet. Undated Kohler ad showing a "Flair II" faucet, admitted prior art. Undated Kohler ad, p. 11, showing "Coralais" faucets, admitted prior art. Undated Hansa ad showing a faucet, admitted prior art.
Patent History
Patent number: D397205
Type: Grant
Filed: Mar 12, 1997
Date of Patent: Aug 18, 1998
Assignee: Jacob Delafon (Paris)
Inventor: Francois Kergoet (Malakoff)
Primary Examiner: Louis S. Zarfas
Assistant Examiner: Eric Watterson
Law Firm: Quarles & Brady
Application Number: 0/67,803
Current U.S. Class: Faucet Fixture (7) (D23/238)
International Classification: 2301;