Title:
Faucet
United States Patent D487798


Inventors:
Bayer, Michelle E. (Plymouth, WI)
Application Number:
29/158576
Publication Date:
03/23/2004
Filing Date:
04/04/2002
Assignee:
Kohler Co. (Kohler, WI)
Primary Class:
Field of Search:
137/801, D23/250-257, D23/238-243, 4/675-678
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US Patent References:
D441836Faucet with pull-out spoutMark et al.D23/238
D443337Faucet with pull-out spoutMark et al.D23/238
D470224FaucetHannaD23/238
D472961Mixing tap with a spray headZiemannD23/238



Other References:
2000 Kohler catalog ad, p. 3.19, showing a “Wellspring” faucet.
2000 Kohler catalog ad, p. 3.8, showing a “Fairfax” lever handle.
Primary Examiner:
Simmons, Ian
Assistant Examiner:
Andoll, Gregory
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Quarles & Brady LLP
Claims:
1. The ornamental design for a faucet, as shown and described.

Description:
In a preferred embodiment, the nature of this product is as a plumbing fixture in the form of a spray faucet primarily useful for washing various objects.

FIG. 1 is a left, top, front perspective view of a faucet embodying my new design;

FIG. 2 is a left side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a right side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a rear elevational view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view thereof; and,

FIG. 8 is a front elevational view of a second embodiment, the right side elevational view thereof being a mirror image of that shown in FIG. 2, the left side elevational view thereof being a mirror image of that shown in FIG. 4, the rear elevational view thereof being a mirror image of that shown in FIG. 5, the top plan view thereof being a mirror image of that shown in FIG. 6, and the bottom plan view thereof being a mirror image of that shown in FIG. 7.

The broken line representations of an escutcheon in FIGS. 1-6 and 8, of outlet structures in FIGS. 2-4, 7, and 8, of mounting structure in FIG. 7, and of a handle/escutcheon in FIGS. 1 and 3-8, are for the purpose of illustration only, and form no part of the claimed design.