Kohler, WI, United States
Kohler, WI, United States

The Kohler Company, founded in 1873, is an American manufacturing company based in Kohler, Wisconsin. Kohler is best known for its plumbing products, but the company also manufactures furniture, cabinetry, tile, engines, and generators. Kohler also owns various hospitality establishments in the United States and Scotland. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Kohler | Date: 2017-05-03

A showerhead structure includes a ball assembly and a showerhead assembly. The ball assembly includes a ball body, a wearing proof sheet, a locating ring, a connection nut and a fixing nut. The wearing proof sheet supports the upper half of the ball body, and the locating ring supports the lower half of the ball body. The connection nut and the fixing nut are used for connecting the ball assembly and the showerhead assembly. The ball assembly includes an irregular-shaped gasket disposed between the wearing proof sheet and the locating ring. When the connection nut and the fixing nut are tightened, the irregular-shaped gasket is used for sealing the ball body. The wearing proof sheet and the ball body are in clearance fit. The showerhead structure can automatically adjust to a horizontal position under the action of its own weight to prevent one side of the showerhead from dripping.


Patent
Kohler | Date: 2017-05-10

A fluid delivery device comprises a mounting element (5) for connection to a fluid supply (7, 9) and a body element (3) mounted on the mounting element (5) for controlling discharge of fluid from the device. The body element (3) is detachable from the mounting element (5) without disconnecting the mounting element (5) from the fluid supply (7, 9). The mounting element (5) includes an isolator valve assembly having an open position to connect the fluid supply (7, 9) to the body element (3) when the body element (3) is mounted on the mounting element (5) and a closed position to isolate the fluid supply (7, 9) when the body element (3) is removed from the mounting element (5), wherein the isolator valve assembly moves between the open and closed positions as the body element (3) is attached to and detached from the mounting element (5).


Patent
Kohler | Date: 2017-01-26

An assembly includes a cabinet including a front face and an opening in the front face that is defined at least in part by two vertical cut lines and a horizontal cut line that extends between the two vertical cut lines. The assembly also includes a sink coupled to the cabinet, the sink including a basin and an apron coupled to the basin and located forward of the basin to provide a front surface of the sink. The apron has a lateral width that is wider than the opening such that ends of the apron overlap the two vertical cut lines to conceal the vertical cut lines on the front face of the cabinet.


Patent
Kohler | Date: 2017-01-26

A kitchen sink and cabinet assembly includes an apron-front sink including at least one basin and an apron positioned forward of the at least one basin and a standard cabinet base that includes a front wall. A first side wall and a second side wall are coupled to the front wall, and the first and second side walls each have a height of approximately 34.5 inches and are separated from each other by a distance selected from the group consisting of approximately 30, 33, and 36 inches. The cabinet includes a drawer opening located in the front wall above a door. The apron extends in front of the front wall of the cabinet and is wider than the drawer opening such that the drawer opening is concealed by the apron when the apron is installed on the standard cabinet base.


Patent
Kohler | Date: 2017-01-26

An assembly includes a cabinet including an opening in a front face thereof and an apron-front sink coupled to the cabinet that includes a basin having a width that is less than a width of the opening, and an apron extending laterally between a first end and an opposite second end. The apron is positioned forward of the front face of the cabinet and the first and second ends of the apron extend beyond the opening to conceal the opening.


Patent
Kohler | Date: 2017-01-26

A method of installing an apron-front sink to a cabinet includes inserting a portion of an apron-front sink through an opening in a front panel of a cabinet. The apron-front sink has an apron that is wider than the opening and conceals edges of the opening.


Patent
Kohler | Date: 2017-01-26

A method of installing an under-mount apron-front sink to a cabinet includes placing an under-mount apron-front sink onto a portion of the cabinet, wherein the under-mount apron-front sink extends through an opening disposed in a front wall of the cabinet and sliding the under-mount apron-front sink in a rearward direction through the opening until a front apron of the sink engages the front wall of the cabinet, wherein the front apron comprises a left end and a right end. A lateral distance between the left end and the right end of the front apron is greater than a lateral width of the opening of the cabinet such that the front apron at least partially overlaps the opening such that the opening is not visible with the sink installed.


Patent
Kohler | Date: 2017-03-01

A thermostat (1) comprises a hollow body (3) containing a thermally responsive material, and a force transmitting member (13) affixed to the body (3) by an over-moulded portion (13a).


Patent
Kohler | Date: 2017-02-07

A skirted toilet base configured to be secured to a trap, the skirted toilet base having a bowl; a wall extending from the bowl; and a mounting assembly configured to secure the toilet base to the trap. The mounting assembly having a clamping member pivotally coupled to the trap, such that the clamping member can rotate about an axis of rotation relative to the trap, and an adjusting member that extends through an opening in the wall and through a bore in the clamping member. The adjusting member has a longitudinal axis that extends in a direction that is transverse to the axis of rotation, and rotation of the adjusting member about the longitudinal axis rotates the clamping member about the axis of rotation to secure the toilet base to the trap through the clamping member and the adjusting member.


Patent
Kohler | Date: 2017-01-25

A toilet includes a bowl having a vertically-elongated jet orifice near a top of the bowl that is designed to introduce flush water into the bowl from an interior water channel through a surface of an inner wall of the bowl, such that the flush water is directed around the inner wall of the bowl to wash the inner wall. The toilet also includes a shelf for directing the flush water. The toilet is a gravity-fed toilet that does not include an overhanging rim.

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