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United States Patent D531,288
Soulier October 31, 2006

Base for a water closet


CLAIM The ornamental design for a base for a water cloest, as shown and described.
Inventors: Soulier; Jean-Hugues (Vaucresson, FR)
Assignee: Kohler France SAS (Paris, FR)
Appl. No.: D/257,820
Filed: April 11, 2006

Related U.S. Patent Documents

Application NumberFiling DatePatent NumberIssue Date
29220866Jun., 2006D523041

Current U.S. Class: D23/295
Current International Class: 2302
Field of Search: 4/663-664,300,329,420,443,661,DIG.15 D23/270,273-274,295,299,301,303,309

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Other References

Bathroom Express, "Join WC Pan, Seat & Cistern", web page from www.bathroomexpress.co.uk, dated Oct. 18, 2004. cited by other .
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Primary Examiner: Delehanty; Robert A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Quarles & Brady LLP


In a preferred embodiments, the nature of this product is as a plumbing fixture in the form of a base for a water closet.

FIG. 1 is a left, top, front perspective view of a plumbing fixture according to my new design;

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

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a top, left, front perspective view of another embodiment of a base suitable for use with the water closet having a more elongated bowl;

FIG. 6 is a left side elevational view thereof; the right side elevational view thereof being a mirror image of the left side shown;

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

FIG. 8 is a front elevational view thereof.

The broken line representations of openings in FIGS. 1 , 3, 5 and 7 and interior structure in FIGS. 1,3, 5 and 7 are for the purpose of illustration only, and form no part of the claimed design. The rear elevational and bottom plan views are not shown in the embodiments of FIGS. 1-8 since they are not seen in normal use.

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