Title:
Faucet
United States Patent D343227


Inventors:
Dannenberg, Todd D. (Sheboygan, WI)
Giese, Robert C. (Sheboygan, WI)
Pieramico, Martin A. (Seattle, WA)
Application Number:
07/725734
Publication Date:
01/11/1994
Filing Date:
07/02/1991
Assignee:
Kohler Co. (Kohler, WI)
Primary Class:
Field of Search:
4/675-678, 137/217, 137/218, 137/801, D23/238-243, D23/255-257
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US Patent References:
D324905FaucetMarch, 1992ChretienD23/238
5073991Pull-out lavatoryDecember, 1991Marty4/677
D320645FaucetOctober, 1991Knapp et al.D23/238
D304609Faucet with a rotatable lever for a wash bowlNovember, 1989LathropD23/238
4827538Mixing fixture for flexible-pipe spray headMay, 1989Heimann et al.4/677
D290492Kitchen faucetJune, 1987Hill et al.D23/238
D281096FaucetOctober, 1985Arnold et al.D23/238
D255595FaucetJune, 1980Lampe et al.D23/238



Other References:
P. 2 from an Eljer catalog (undated, admitted prior art) showing the Grandella Faucet (Item F).
P. 13 from the Feb. 5, 1991 Official Gazette showing an excerpt for U.S. Pat. No. 4,989,278.
P. 11 from an undated (admitted prior art) Moen catalog showing the Model 50722 faucet.
P. 62 from an undated (admitted prior art) Jacob Delafon catalog showing the Champagne faucet with pull-out spray (Item No. 3).
An undated (admitted prior art) ad from an Ideal-Standard ad showing the CeraTop faucet.
P. 75 from a Harden catalog (undated, admitted prior art) showing the Model No. 2N round head shower spray.
An undated (admitted prior art) Bossini ad for the Duetto spray head.
P. 37 froma 1973 Kohler catalog showing the "Man's Lav" spray shampoo head.
An undated (admitted prior art) Eljer ad for the Alvera faucet.
A 1986 Luwa ad for the Arwa Typ. No. 2 faucet.
1985 Jacob Delafon ad for the Squash faucet.
An undated (admitted prior art) Damixa ad for the Model 64000.00 faucet.
Primary Examiner:
Largen, James R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Quarles & Brady
Claims:
1. The ornamental design for a faucet, as shown and described.

Description:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view taken from the top, front and left side of a faucet showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a left side elevational view thereof, the right side being the mirror image of the left side shown;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a rear elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a bottom plan view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a partial left side elevational view thereof showing the spray head extended from the faucet neck.

The fragmentary broken line representations of a mounting surface in FIG. 1 and of a hole in FIG. 6 are for the purpose of illustration only and forms no part of the claimed design.