Drainboard Patents (Class 4/637)
  • Patent number: 10687620
    Abstract: A mounting system for securing a sink to a countertop supported by a cabinet is provided. The mounting system includes a receiving structure configured to be supported under a rim of the sink, a bracket having a first portion configured to engage a portion of the cabinet and a second portion configured to engage a bottom of a basin of the sink, a linking member extending between the receiving structure and the bracket, a first connector configured to engage a first end of the linking member and retain the linking member relative to the receiving structure, and a second connector configured to engage a second end of the linking member and secure the bracket against the cabinet and the bottom of the basin of the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, Jason R. Miller, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 10422115
    Abstract: An undermount sink and countertop combination for use with a sink cabinet. The sink cabinet includes a sink-receiving opening and a sink cabinet width and depth. The sink includes a basin that is sized and shaped to be received within the sink-receiving opening. The basin includes side wall portions, an upper outer perimeter surrounding the side wall portions, and a bottom portion. A mounting flange extends from the upper outer perimeter of the basin. The mounting flange is shaped to rest atop the cabinet and underneath the countertop and is sized with a mounting flange width and depth substantially equal to the sink cabinet width and depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Elkay Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Chee Yeen Chong, Erik Lynch, Macrina Sanchez, Nick Nanos, Robert Foley
  • Patent number: 9988799
    Abstract: A sink assembly includes a basin formed of a metallic material. The basin has a plurality of downwardly depending basin walls. The basin also includes an outwardly extending peripheral mounting flange comprising a flat upper surface and a flat lower surface. The peripheral mounting flange is welded to the basin along the periphery of the plurality of downwardly depending basin walls and extends along a single plane. The peripheral mounting flange is capable of supporting the entire weight of the basin without flexing when the sink is installed in a flush mounted configuration. The sink assembly also includes clips configured to be secured to a countertop, and adjustment screws adjustably coupled with the clips. The adjustment screws are vertically adjustable to support the peripheral mounting flange so that the upper surface of the peripheral mounting flange is flush with the countertop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Shujen Yu
  • Patent number: 8661577
    Abstract: An undermount sink that can be integrally mounted to a laminate or solid surface countertop. The undermount sink has a novel mounting structure to accomplish mounting to a laminate countertop. A mounting flange is attached to an outer perimeter of the undermount sink bowl, and is reinforced by way of a mounting flange support within the mounting flange that is mechanically fastened to the upper outer perimeter of the undermount sink bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Chad Michael Cusimano
  • Publication number: 20130312176
    Abstract: An integrated sink and dish strainer system is disclosed that provides a convenient built-in combination sink, dish strainer, and/or drying rack that keeps the drying rack and dish strainer discreetly out of sight. The integrated sink and dish strainer system comprises a sink for receiving water from a faucet and at least one recessed pocket secured to one or both of the opposing side portions of the sink. Furthermore, the recessed pockets comprise at least one dish strainer/drying rack. The recessed pockets keep the dish strainer/drying rack discreetly out of sight. Further, the recessed pockets each form a drain board. The drain boards are typically slanted toward the sink to allow for water run-off, spray rinsing, and effortless clean-up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph F. Yencho
  • Patent number: 8499375
    Abstract: A washbasin includes: a washbasin body having a water containing space and comprising an insertion hole formed in a front surface thereof in a downward inclined direction and a drain hole formed on the bottom surface thereof; a water supply nozzle projected toward the water containing space through the insertion hole from a rear end of the washbasin body, wherein the projected portion of the water supply nozzle is rotated in a direction desired by a user so as to control a water supply direction and a water supply amount; a cold/hot water supply valve buried in a one-side edge of the washbasin body and coupled to the water supply nozzle through a pipe; and a cold/hot selection level installed on the top surface of the cold/hot water supply valve and selectively supplying cold/hot water to the water supply nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventors: Suk-Jin Kim, Hyun-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 7854030
    Abstract: A utility tub is provided with a sink area having support surfaces for removably supporting a tray. The tray may hold items that are drying. In addition, the utility tub may be provided with an enlarged area for supporting other items, and various accessories such as a towel rack or towel pegs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: American Shower and Bath
    Inventors: Chia Ying Lee, Victor Hoernig
  • Patent number: 7647654
    Abstract: A basin for installation into an opening defined by a kitchen countertop, the countertop having a substantially uniform planar top surface, where the basin includes a wall defining a reservoir, a ledge disposed along at least a portion of the wall and a cover contacting the ledge within the reservoir such that the cover top side is level with the countertop surface. The basin cover underside receives and retains a cutting board which may be accessed by a user and removed for use anywhere in the kitchen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventor: Harry Shamroth
  • Patent number: 7207074
    Abstract: A dish drying rack system includes a sink and drain basin extending through a peripheral wall of the sink. A drain panel is positioned over the drain basin. The drain panel has a plurality of holes extending therethrough. Each of plurality of legs is attached to and extends downwardly from a loop member. The legs are positioned on the loop member so that each of the legs extends through one of the holes. A locking assembly is adapted for releasably locking each of the free ends in a position adjacent to a bottom surface of the drain panel so that the legs extend upwardly from the drain panel. A plurality of rods is attached to and traverses the loop member. Plates are selectively positioned within the loop member and vertically supported thereby when each of the free ends is in a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Inventor: Kim C. Stewart
  • Patent number: 6453488
    Abstract: A recessed dish drain is installed in a cut out in a kitchen countertop, or any other counter space within the kitchen. Typically the recessed dish drain may be located over a dishwasher, to accommodate for unused space. The kitchen sink atop a sink base is adjacent to the dish drain, which includes a shallow concave reservoir basin covered by a flat wire or molded drainable grid, upon which dishes to be dried are placed. A drain is set at the lowest point at the center of basin. A flat stainless steel or plastic cover is provided as an extra work space when dish drain is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Inventor: Harry Shamroth
  • Patent number: 6446279
    Abstract: A drainage surface is provided on a conventional stamped metal sink and drain board unit. Multiple separate arrays of surface ridges are cold metal stamped in each of the drain boards. The upper ridge surfaces form a resting plane for dishware and cooking utensils while drying, permitting air circulation under the each of the kitchenware articles. Such circulating air speeds drying times and lessens the opportunities for cross-contamination problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: Theodore C. Lambertson
  • Publication number: 20020095720
    Abstract: A recessed dish drain is installed in a cut out in a kitchen countertop, or any other counter space within the kitchen. Typically the recessed dish drain may be located over a dishwasher, to accommodate for unused space. The kitchen sink atop a sink base is adjacent to the dish drain, which includes a shallow concave reservoir basin covered by a flat wire or molded drainable grid, upon which dishes to be dried are placed. A drain is set at the lowest point at the center of basin. A flat stainless steel or plastic cover is provided as an extra work space when dish drain is not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventor: Harry Shamroth
  • Patent number: 5996142
    Abstract: A multipurpose water delivery system, and a method for its construction, which comprises an internal assembly consisting of water delivery conduit and a variety of connectors attached thereto; a hollow vertically oriented cylindrical external assembly which houses the internal assembly and through which a plurality of accessories such as shower heads, valves, and hose bibs may be connected to the internal assembly; and a non-threaded twist-resistant mounting base which can be quickly and easily installed onto hard surfaces or into soil, yet secures the external assembly in position even during gale force winds. In portable embodiments which are connected to positive pressure water supplies through a conventional garden hose, a simple twisting and lifting force applied to the external assembly can quickly separate it from the mounting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Inventor: Peter I. Colman
  • Patent number: 5414880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to oil collecting structure and more particularly to a cabinet or structure for the home garage into which drain oil and fresh oil dregs may be dumped and in which it may be collected for proper ecologically sound disposal. The structure consists of a cabinet divided into a sink portion and a drainboard portion. The drainboard portion is immediately adjacent the sink portion and portions of all or some of the structure are covered by sheet metal covers or inserts. The sink and its insert are shaped to slope downwardly from the outer margins or edges towards the center where a drain aperture is provided. The sink insert drain aperture fits telescopingly within the sink portion aperture and may be adapted so that containers for the oil may be connected to it. The shaping of the sink potion and sink create troughs from the exterior margins and corners to the center drain aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1995
    Inventor: Scott R. Drath
  • Patent number: 5412818
    Abstract: A washing-up sink includes first, second, third, and fourth side plates which are arranged in a substantially rectangular structure, and a first bottom plate mounted to a lower edge of the rectangular structure thereby defining a first compartment therebetween. The first side plate has an extension, and this extension and the fourth side plate have a second bottom plate mounted therebetween lower edges thereof. The second bottom plate has a length less than that of the extension and a width less than that of the fourth side plate. The second bottom plate has an inclined washplate projecting from outer edge thereof and extending upward and outward between the extension of the first side plate and the fourth side plate thereby defining a second compartment therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1995
    Inventor: Kai-Jung Chen
  • Patent number: 5105485
    Abstract: The present invention provides a drainboard for draining excess water from wet kitchenware into a sink set into a countertop in alternate corner and conventional installations. The drainboard preferably comprises an essentially planar member having a major portion and a sidewall portion to collect excess water on the top surface of the major portion. The planar member is pivoted about the drain and located on opposite transverse sides of the sink with the drain positioned over the sink. The outer periphery of the planar member, preferably formed by the sidewall portion, divides the planar member into a rear section and an essentially triangular front section having a pair of opposed front sides swept back from the drain to the rear section, preferably at an angle of about 90 degrees, to minimize the obstruction of the sink when the drain is positioned over the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Inventor: Augustine Sciabarassi
  • Patent number: 5073997
    Abstract: A built-in sink including at least one wash basin (16) and at least one garbage chute (28, 30) is provided with a cover plate (40, 42) which is fastened to the sink so as to be laterally displaced or folded into a position next to the sink. The cover plate may be divided into two halves (40, 42) which are pushed together toward the center over the sink and the garbage chutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1991
    Assignee: Stala Oy
    Inventor: Wulf Rabe
  • Patent number: 4624020
    Abstract: To provide for positive sanitary separation of water spilling or overflowing from a washing sink unit (1), a cleaning sink unit (2) and a third water receiving unit (3), which may be formed as a sink unit or as a drain board, the second unit, located between the first and the third, is surrounded by a raised zone which merges with a forward region of a water retention rim (4) surrounding all the sink units, the raised region (5) terminating short of the rear edge region (19) of the sink unit, and leaving with the water retention rim (4) adjacent the rear edge region a gap (7). A drain and overflow opening (8) is located in the gap. Surfaces of the sink which may be essentially planar are pitched towards the overflow and drain opening, so that any water splashing or overflowing from any one of the three units or regions (1, 2, 3) will drain off into the overflow without flowing back into another one of the units or regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Assignee: Niro-Plan AG
    Inventors: Herbert Abderhalden, Duncan B. Marr, Ivan Heimann, Jurg Schmid
  • Patent number: 4480343
    Abstract: The board consists of a planar member having first and second surfaces. The first surface, upon which a dish rack may be placed, is supported by legs at an incline and is provided with upwardly extending protrusions designed to engage the dish rack to prevent same from slipping along the first surface. The effective length of the support legs can be altered to change the incline. Other protrusions extending from the first surface cooperate with upstanding walls to retain utensils. The second surface functions as a cutting board and is supported at an incline, in part, by the dish rack engaging protrusions. Upstanding parallel ribs form a horizontal platform above one of the surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1984
    Inventor: Edward Drach
  • Patent number: 4423529
    Abstract: The device is designed to be mounted at the rear of the sink. A surface, supported at an incline towards the sink, has a recess adapted tor receive a single control-type faucet such that the device extends behind and around the faucet. The front portion of the device extends into the interior of this sink. Structure for mounting various kitchen articles are mounted on the surface. Drainage ports are provided in the surface to permit drainage into the sink. A movable towel rod is mounted to the device. Provision is made to accommodate a spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1984
    Inventor: Edward Drach
  • Patent number: 4305166
    Abstract: A reversible sink cover adapted to fit onto the well of a kitchen sink to cover the sink when not in use. The underside of the cover is provided with a suitable kitchen tool, such as a dish drying rack or cutting board and the outer surface of the cover may include an ornamental design. The cover has a plurality of magnets to removably secure it to a metal sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1981
    Inventor: Virginia Rose