- Kohler Co.

FIG. 1 is a right, top, front perspective view of a sink embodying our new design;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a front elevational view thereof, the rear elevational view being identical to the front elevational view shown;

FIG. 4 is a right side elevational view thereof, the left side elevational view being a mirror image of the right side shown;

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

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

The broken line representation of holes in FIGS. 1, 2, and 6 is for the purpose of illustration only, and forms no part of the claimed design.

A characteristic feature of our claimed design resides in a generally rectangular, elevated rear mounting ledge extending from side to side along the back of the basin.

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D295068 April 5, 1988 Kohler, Jr. et al.
D296003 May 31, 1988 Garza
D298163 October 18, 1988 Downs
D323879 February 11, 1992 Sauter
D324902 March 24, 1992 Kohler, Jr. et al.
D325625 April 21, 1992 Sauter et al.
D328783 August 18, 1992 Meulen et al.
D331965 December 22, 1992 Sauter et al.
D362901 October 3, 1995 Dannenberg et al.
Other references
  • Undated Republic catalog ad, p. 3, showing a triple bowl kitchen sink, admitted prior art. Undated Acriform catalog ad showing an "Advantage 2500" kitchen sink, admitted prior art. Undated Elkay catalog ad showing a triple bowl kitchen sink, admitted prior art. Undated Gustavsberg catalog ad showing a "Model 8300" kitchen sink, admitted prior art.
Patent History
Patent number: D431286
Type: Grant
Filed: Apr 8, 1999
Date of Patent: Sep 26, 2000
Assignee: Kohler Co. (Kohler, WI)
Inventors: Herbert V. Kohler, Jr. (Kohler, WI), David J. O'Connell (Sheboygan, WI), Mary J. Reid (Sheboygan, WI), Erich D. Slothower (Sheboygan, WI), Carl F. Mueller (Sheboygan Falls, WI), Mark Johansen (Kohler, WI), John F. Quella (Kohler, WI), Mark H. Lowery (Judsonia, AR), Robert L. Jackson (Searcy, AR)
Primary Examiner: Doris Clark
Law Firm: Quarles & Brady LLP
Application Number: 0/103,140
Current U.S. Class: Sink (D23/284)
International Classification: 2303;