US 10,890,277 B2
Articulating faucet with progressive magnetic joint
Chanseol Chung, Shanghai (CN); and Linghua Chen, Beijing (CN)
Assigned to KOHLER CO., Kohler, WI (US)
Filed by Kohler Co., Kohler, WI (US)
Filed on May 17, 2018, as Appl. No. 15/982,719.
Claims priority of application No. 2018 2 02813378 U (CN), filed on Feb. 28, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2019/0264838 A1, Aug. 29, 2019
Int. Cl. E03C 1/04 (2006.01); F16L 9/22 (2006.01); F16L 27/08 (2006.01); F16L 37/00 (2006.01)
CPC F16L 9/22 (2013.01) [E03C 1/0404 (2013.01); F16L 27/0849 (2013.01); F16L 37/004 (2013.01); E03C 2001/0414 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A water delivery device comprising:
a plurality of magnetic joints each including a plurality of magnetic members; and
a plurality of conduit sections each rotatably coupled to each other by a magnetic joint of the plurality of magnetic joints, wherein the plurality of conduit sections collectively define a spout of the water delivery device, wherein the spout extends from a first portion configured to be coupled to a mounting surface to a second portion configured to discharge a fluid;
wherein the water delivery device is configured such that magnetic joints located closer to the first portion include a greater number of magnetic members than magnetic joints located closer to the second portion.