Drainboard Patents (Class D32/56)
  • Patent number: 9783967
    Abstract: An accessory system for a sink basin includes a support structure and an accessory. The support structure includes two or more spaced-apart elongated supports. The elongated supports are configured to support the accessory within the basin at different heights above a bottom of the basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Anushree Jain, Terrence Mahon, Sarah O'Brien
  • Patent number: 6543069
    Abstract: An extendible dish drain rack comprising a plurality of bases designed to assemble in a particular sequence; the front of the second and each subsequent base designed to overlap the rear of the preceding base with a short overlap. A lip for overlapping a sink is provided at the front of the first. A first fastener is located at the front of each second and subsequent base. A second fastener is located at each rear. The fasteners are designed to mate with each other, prevent slippage and allow for disassembly of the bases. Each base also incorporates a device for inclining the bases. This creates an angle of inclination in the assembly sufficient to efficiently drain water. There are typical supports for supporting dishes in a water draining configuration on the top surface of each base. Preferably the device for inclining the bases is a foot or leg located under the rear of each base. Preferably one fastener is a slot and the second fastener is a tab which loosely fit to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventor: Annie L. Nelson
  • Patent number: 5318190
    Abstract: A display tray is adjustable for receiving and displaying differently sized plates and bowls. The tray includes a bottom wall, a pair of side walls connected thereto by living hinges such that the side walls can be moved to different angular positions, and a front wall. The bottom wall and side walls are further provided with rib elements which engage the plates and act as frictional treads to prevent the plates and bowls from tipping over. In order to maintain the side walls in the desired angular position a comb-like partition having a plurality of teeth is provided. The partition extends through slots in the side walls so that the side walls can be snapped in between any two adjacent teeth. To further maintain the side walls in the desired angular position wire rods are provided having front bent ends which are adapted to be inserted into receptacles which are provided on the inner surface of the front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: New Dimensions Research Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy L. Mason
  • Patent number: 5109990
    Abstract: A kitchenware drying rack comprising a central frame, which has outwardly extending arms for holding kitchenware, mounted on a base adapted to rest on a flat surface adjacent a sink basin, and a platform that connects with the base lower end and extends downwardly into the sink basin to stabilize the rack and prevent its tipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Inventors: John D. Murphy, Leo I. Kurtz
  • 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: 5012934
    Abstract: A drainer for drying kitchen and other utensils has two spaced supports (10, 11), and a horizontally extending shelf (12) for supporting kitchen utensils to be dried. The shelf has longitudinal grooves (36, 38) in its top surface (24) to collect water dripping from kitchen utensils. The top surface (24) of the shelf (12) slopes downwardly lengthwise between a point (A) located intermediate the ends of the shelf (12) and its ends. The longitudinal grooves (36, 38) terminate over a pair of troughs (48, 50) which are provided adjacent to, and below each respective line (L) of intersection of the opposite ends of the shelf (12) and a respective pair of partition walls (66L, 66R). The troughs (48, 50) have downwardly inclined bottoms (52, 54) for channeling water to sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Inventor: Robert J. Newhall
  • Patent number: 4854537
    Abstract: A platform for a dish rack (or separate dishes) wherein a leveling plate is used as a support surface. Water drains from the dishes through holes in the leveling plate, then onto a sloped floor within the platform. The floor is raised above the lower edge of the platform to provide clearance with respect to the rim area of a kitchen sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Inventor: Barry P. Welch
  • Patent number: 4592471
    Abstract: An adjustable storage rack is provided which includes a base member securable to a supporting surface by screws which has a longitudinal channel in an upper surface to slidingly receive vertical support members. Any number of support members can be used to customize the storage space of the rack so that it can hold bakeware and other items in a vertical manner. The support members are held in the channel by opposed flanges above a bottom surface of the channel and when items are placed on the rack, the support members, being resilient, bend slightly, thus locking the supports in selected positions. Grooves are formed on an upper surface of the base members, perpendicular to the channel, to prevent the stored items from slipping along the upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Assignee: Stanbel, Inc.
    Inventor: Elly Bross
  • Patent number: 4589150
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reversible drainboard that can be used on either side of a corner sink installation. In such an installation, the sink is installed in the corner formed by a pair of orthogonally connected kitchen counters at a 45 degree angle to the lengthwise sides of the counters. The drainboard has a planar member bounded by a lengthwise, tapered sidewall having a maximum height greater than the thickness of the planar member. The planar member has an oblique front edge that forms an angle of 135 degrees with a datum line parallel to the length thereof. The drainboard is operable to be reversed between positions on either side of the sink with the oblique front edge thereof in an overlying and parallel relationship with either of the sides of the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1986
    Inventor: Augustine Sciabarassi
  • Patent number: 4372448
    Abstract: The device has first and second opposing surfaces each including first and second planar sections. The sections of the first surface are inclined with respect to each other along a center line at an angle greater than 180.degree. and cooperate with upstanding side members to form drainage channels along the sides of the first surface. The sections of the second surface are inclined with respect to each other at an angle less than 180.degree. to form a central drainage channel in the second surface. End members support each of the surfaces at an incline relative to the horizontal. One end member has drainage ports aligned with each of the channels and a container receiving opening, connected by means of a drainage channel, to the port aligned with the drainage channel on the second surface. The first surface has members thereon for retaining dishware, silverware and galssware. When used with the first surface facing upward, the device may be used as a dish rack and/or a drain board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1983
    Inventor: Edward Drach
  • Patent number: D446370
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Inventors: Corazon Avila Adikimenakis, Gloria Avila, Rodolfo A de la Cruz
  • Patent number: D518143
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Grant Evans Weidler, Farah Jurnshyd, Maximillian Philip Burton, John Thomas Jacobsen, Goeran Jerstroem
  • Patent number: D266281
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1982
    Inventors: William H. Ellis, Donald L. Clay
  • Patent number: D267125
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1982
    Inventor: Harold E. Luoma
  • Patent number: D467399
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventor: Rony Koshy Joseph
  • Patent number: D273904
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1984
    Inventor: Damien P. Pacheco
  • Patent number: D274568
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1984
    Inventor: Brenda F. Carrothers
  • Patent number: D279320
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1985
    Inventor: Robert L. Ivanusic
  • Patent number: D280249
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1985
    Inventor: William P. Martin
  • Patent number: D288374
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Inventor: Gilbert N. Ikeda
  • Patent number: D288375
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Inventor: Alvin S. Okami
  • Patent number: D291737
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Inventor: Walter C. McDaniel, Sr.
  • Patent number: D292134
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1987
    Inventor: Walter C. McDaniel, Sr.
  • Patent number: D595466
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Inventors: Janet M. Sofy, Michael W. Spake
  • Patent number: D322697
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1991
    Inventor: Thanh T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: D337186
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Inventor: Edward Drach
  • Patent number: D344828
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Inventor: Thomas D. Adams
  • Patent number: D347717
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Inventor: Jeremy R. Chapin
  • Patent number: D636138
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Talerico Corporation
    Inventor: James E. Talerico
  • Patent number: D652598
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Joseph Joseph Ltd.
    Inventor: Antony Joseph
  • Patent number: D396913
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Inventor: Paul Forbrich
  • Patent number: D418956
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: InterDesign, Inc.
    Inventor: James Hampshire
  • Patent number: D693082
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Joseph Joseph Ltd.
    Inventors: David Evans, Ashley May
  • Patent number: D711059
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Joseph Joseph Ltd.
    Inventors: David Evans, Ashley May
  • Patent number: D732782
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Anho Houseware Co., Ltd. (Jiangmen)
    Inventor: Jianming Huang
  • Patent number: D734581
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventor: Savannah Marie Eby
  • Patent number: D739989
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: CAMBRO MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventor: Jorge Baez
  • Patent number: D755459
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventor: Savannah Marie Erby
  • Patent number: D755460
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: CAMBRO MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventor: Jorge Baez
  • Patent number: D761513
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: John Traub, Charles Paradise, Reid Schlegel, Alexander Stuhler
  • Patent number: D776387
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Yizhi Chen
  • Patent number: D841273
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Jorge Baez
  • Patent number: D865310
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Jorge Baez
  • Patent number: D872405
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: KOKUBO & CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kokubo
  • Patent number: D872957
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: KOKUBO & CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kokubo
  • Patent number: D875340
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Guangdong Wireking Housewares & Hardware Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Jianmin Xie
  • Patent number: D881355
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: John R. Dolan
  • Patent number: D882900
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Decor Corporation PTY LTD
    Inventors: Toby James Hartley, Jim Samartgis, Alexander Schoenmakers