Kohler Co. , a company involved in business activities in manufacturing of plumbing products, has been recently granted a patent for invention titled “ENGINEERED COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND PRODUCTS PRODUCED THEREFROM”.
The patent has been issued as granted patent number 305245 filed as application number 3345/DELNP/2014 having scope (abstract) of invention as:
“A composite material includes a polymer matrix material and filler material that includes vitreous china. The composite material has a water absorption of less than about one percent. Such a composite material may be used in the production of articles such as sinks bathtubs shower receptors and other articles that may benefit from low water absorption properties.”
The primary independent claim (claim 1) of this patent states:
“A composite material comprising: a polymer matrix material; and a filler material comprising vitreous china; wherein the composite material has a water absorption of less than about one percent.
The patent has been granted under International Patent Classification (IPC) A47K1/04, C04B26/02, A47K4/00, which covers inventions related to:
A47K1/04 – Basins; Jugs; Holding devices therefor;
C04B26/02 – Macromolecular compounds
A47K4/00 – Combinations of baths, showers, sinks, wash-basins, closets,Basins; Jugs; Holding devices or urinals, not covered by a single other group of this subclass
This patent can be opposed under post-grant patent opposition within 12 months of the date of grant of this patent.
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