Kohler Co Patent Portfolio Statistics

Kohler Co.

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Kohler Co. look like?

Total Applications: 1,008
Granted Patents: 802
Grant Index 93.8 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 53 (6.2%)
In-Process Applications: 143
Average Grant Time: 2.61 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.55

Which Technology Area Kohler Co. is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
3754 Fluid Handling and Dispensing 241
3753 Fluid Handling and Dispensing 110
3747 Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems 91
3751 Coating Implements With Material Supply 75
3752 Fluid Handling and Dispensing 57

How many patents are Kohler Co. filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 77*
2020 63
2019 82
2018 76

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Kohler Co. in USPTO?

Publication number: US20210404153A1
Application number: 17/356,083

Abstract:
The present disclosure provides a system for recovering and reusing graywater generated from at least one graywater source in a building. The system includes a controller configured to control recovery and reuse of the graywater; a graywater recovery device communicably coupled to the controller and configured to recover the graywater from the graywater source of the building; and a graywater distributor communicably coupled to the controller, connected to the graywater recovery device, and configured to distribute the recovered graywater to at least one target position in the building for reuse, wherein the controller controls the graywater recovery device to deliver the graywater to the graywater distributor according to a control signal sent by a user, and the controller controls the graywater distributor to deliver the graywater to a target position designated by the user for reuse according to a control signal sent by the user.

Publication date: 2021-12-30
Applicant: Kohler Co.
Inventors: Bojian Han


Publication number: US20210348376A1
Application number: 17/313,117

Abstract:
The present disclosure provides a connecting structure, a nozzle assembly, a nozzle bracket and a urinal. The connecting structure includes: a urinal bowl, wherein the urinal bowl includes a basin surface for receiving urine, a middle upper portion of the urinal bowl comprises an accommodating space, and the nozzle assembly is disposed in the accommodating space; the nozzle bracket is disposed in the accommodating space; the nozzle bracket is movably connected with the nozzle assembly; and the nozzle bracket has a locking structure. The connecting structure according to the present disclosure enables the nozzle assembly of the urinal to be replaced and maintained conveniently and quickly.

Publication date: 2021-11-11
Applicant: Kohler Co.
Inventors: Pingsheng Yao


Publication number: US20210348374A1
Application number: 17/245,648

Abstract:
The present disclosure relates to a sanitary apparatus and method, and discloses a toilet and a water supply mechanism for a bowl rim thereof. In the present disclosure, the water supply mechanism for the bowl rim of the toilet is configured to supply water to a bowl of a toilet body of the toilet for flushing, including: an inlet valve assembly communicated with a water source; a water-feeding power unit including a water inlet connected with the inlet valve assembly and a water outlet communicated with the water inlet of the water-feeding power unit; and an outlet pipe connected with the water outlet of the water-feeding power unit and communicated with a water channel at the bowl rim of the toilet body. Compared with the prior art, the toilet body is flushed under sufficient water pressure, so that the toilet body can be made cleaner.

Publication date: 2021-11-11
Applicant: Kohler Co.
Inventors: Junfeng Sun


How are Kohler Co.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/356,083 System And Method For Recovering And Reusing Graywater Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/313,117 Connecting Structure, Nozzle Assembly, Nozzle Bracket, And Urinal Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/245,648 Water Supply Mechanism For A Bowl Rim, A Water Inlet Mechanism, A Jet Structure, A Water Supply Mechanism For A Jet Hole, A Medicament Dispensing Mechanism, A Toilet Comprising The Same, And A Method For Flushing The Same Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
29/757,871 Face Brush Patented Case 2913 Eldridge Powers, Karen E
16/520,440 Cabinet Door Patented Case 2875 Ton, Anabel