Abstract: A method for installing a finish trim molding on a wall, the method includes mounting a trim holding device on the wall, the trim holding device comprising a mounting bracket configured to mount in facing contact with the wall, the mounting bracket further comprising a pair of mounting flanges disposed on the mounting bracket, the pair of mounting flanges being substantially horizontal and extending perpendicularly outward away from the mounting bracket and the wall; and mounting the finish trim molding onto the trim holding device, the finish trim molding defining a pair of channels, the pair of channels being substantially horizontal and defined perpendicular to a vertical rear surface of the finish trim molding, the pair of channels configured to receive the pair of mounting flanges.
Abstract: A sink mountable to an underside of a counter, an assembly including this sink, a method installing this sink, and a method of manufacturing this sink are disclosed. The sink includes at least one basin with a rim extending generally outwardly from an upper boundary of the basin. The rim includes at least one channel recessed relative to an upper surface of the rim. Among other things, this channel may strengthen and inhibit warping of the rim as well as be configured to neatly receive a sealant during installation.
Abstract: Polymeric plumbing fixtures such as sinks, lavatories and tubs are disclosed that comprise a thermoformed or molded interior shell having a top side with a relatively smooth, polymeric surface; a polymeric reinforcing layer bonded to the underside of the shell; and a thermoformed or polymeric cap nestably engageable with the underside of the reinforced shell. The cap cooperates with the shell to encapsulate the reinforcing layer and the reinforcing layer bonds the cap the shell to form a unitary structure. The polymeric cap thereby provides an attractive, finished surface on the underside of the resultant fixture. The structural configuration disclosed herein is particularly preferred for use in making kitchen sinks. A method for making the subject fixtures is also disclosed.
Abstract: A multi-layered concave basin is formed for mounting in an opening in a wash stand. The basin is made from pliant woven twigs with successive bottom layers of a first clear epoxy, a clear fiber cloth and a second clear epoxy and a top layer of a third clear epoxy to create a basin impervious to water under pressure from a wash basin spigot.
Abstract: A kitchen sink with a frame and at least one basin are prefabricated as separate parts. For the connection between frame and basin(s), one of the two parts has undercut zones and the connection takes place through pressing the other part into an undercut zones mentioned, or into an interference fitting area.
July 18, 1997
Date of Patent:
February 16, 1999
Elmar Stoll, Melchior Lanz, Fritz Berchtold, Max Ris, Martin Bolli