Tub for bathing

- Kohler Co.
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In a preferred embodiment, the nature of this product is as a plumbing fixture primarily useful for washing the body of humans.

FIG. 1 is a left, top, front perspective view of a tub for bathing embodying our new design;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a left side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a right side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a rear elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view thereof.

The broken line representations of holes in FIGS. 1-7, and of a fitting in FIGS. 1 and 3-5, are for the purpose of illustration only, and form no part of the claimed design.


The ornamental design for a tub for bathing, as shown and described.

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D319492 August 27, 1991 Taylor
D354115 January 3, 1995 McKeone
D412973 August 17, 1999 Donnely
D448457 September 25, 2001 Funk
D455820 April 16, 2002 Thomas et al.
Other references
  • 2000 Kohler catalog ad, p. 8.22, showing a “Pristine” whirlpool.
  • Undated Hytec ad showing a “Hydrolux” bath.
  • June 2001 Kohler catalog ad, p. 8.3b, showing a “SOK” bath.
  • 2000 Kohler catalog ad, p. 8.69, showing a “Basic” 6040 whirlpool.
Patent History
Patent number: D482762
Type: Grant
Filed: Apr 4, 2002
Date of Patent: Nov 25, 2003
Assignee: Kohler Co. (Kohler, WI)
Inventors: Carter J. Thomas (Cedarburg, WI), William F. Gordon (Sheboygan Falls, WI), James M. Piatt (Sheboygan Falls, WI)
Primary Examiner: Louis S. Zarfas
Assistant Examiner: Robert A. Delehanty
Attorney, Agent or Law Firm: Quarles & Brady LLP
Application Number: 29/158,472
Current U.S. Class: Symmetrical (16) (D23/280.1)
International Classification: 2302;