Patents Assigned to BSH Home Appliances Corporation
  • Patent number: 11168934
    Abstract: A refrigerator front frame for a refrigerator appliance, includes: four extruded plastic profiles; four corner connecting pieces configured to join the four extruded plastic profiles to form the refrigerator front frame, wherein a co-extruded, thin metal strip is embedded within a wall of each of the four extruded plastic profiles so as to be near an outer surface of a corresponding extruded plastic profile as compared to an overall wall thickness of the corresponding extruded plastic profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Cetin Abdullah Celik, Alexander Görz, Samuel Harward, Cemalettin Hasturk
  • Patent number: 11163059
    Abstract: Data from a radar sensor moving through a static environment may be smoothed and used to generate range profiles by approximating peaks. A direction of arrival (DOA) can then be determined based on the range profile in order to generate a reprojection map. The reprojection map is used to provide updates to a stored map in a robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Laurenz Altenmueller, Philip Roan
  • Patent number: 11149485
    Abstract: A cooking appliance may have side-by-side, outwardly-opening doors. The doors may be operatively coupled to each other such that they rotate together and also translate together into respective storage slots on either side of an appliance cavity. Translation into the storage slots may include guiding respective roller carriages of the doors along tracks in the storage slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Sean Johnson, Kenneth Jones, Robert Parchman, Stephen Somogy
  • Patent number: 11147371
    Abstract: A test cabinet for testing a heat generating appliance includes a base having a main structure, a front panel, a rear panel, and a top panel, the top panel being movable relative to the main structure, the front panel extending in a longitudinal direction of the cabinet; a front opening in the front panel, the front opening providing access to an appliance compartment in the base, the appliance compartment being configured to receive the heat generating appliance; a back wall positioned above the top panel and movable relative to the main structure, the back wall being movable in a depth direction of the cabinet, the depth direction being perpendicular to longitudinal direction of the cabinet; and a bottom insert that is removably mounted in the base, the bottom insert forming a floor of the appliance compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Brandon Kornegay, Larry Leonard, Robert Zusi
  • Patent number: 11125442
    Abstract: A control system for a cooking appliance having gas burners is configured to control a speed of one or more cooling fans of the appliance based on information sensed about a position and/or motion of a knob associated with one of the gas burners. The information about the knob position and/or motion may be determined by a rotary monitor and/or any other suitable sensor. In some examples, the control system is further configured to control a gas valve coupled to the burner based on the sensed information about the knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Charles Hanna, David Sumner, Gary Young
  • Patent number: 11125446
    Abstract: An ultrasonic filtration device may be incorporated into or otherwise installed in an extractor hood in a cooking environment. The ultrasonic filtration device aids in the elimination and/or reduction of contaminants in the air produced as a byproduct of cooking. Particulate contaminants are bombarded with high-energy pressure waves, thereby breaking up the particulates and reducing their size until they are no longer noticeable and/or hazardous to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Lambert, Sean Scott, Derek Turner
  • Patent number: 11098892
    Abstract: A cooking appliance is provided, including a gas burner assembly for a cooktop floor of a cooking appliance. The gas burner assembly includes a burner body having a single combustion chamber and a plurality of flame ports in fluid communication with the single combustion chamber, a first mixing tube in fluid communication with the single combustion chamber and configured to supply a first air-gas mixture to the single combustion chamber, and a second mixing tube in fluid communication with the single combustion chamber and configured to supply a second air-gas mixture to the single combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Gerdes
  • Patent number: 11079152
    Abstract: An ice maker assembly is disposed in the ice compartment of a refrigerator, the ice maker assembly including an ice maker tray/evaporator having an evaporator cooling tube which is in direct contact with an ice maker tray portion, and a tray temperature sensor for sensing a temperature of the ice maker tray portion. A controller is configured to control ice making, ice harvesting, and ice maintenance based on the temperature sensed by the tray temperature sensor. The tray temperature sensor is the only temperature sensor used to control ice making, ice harvesting, and ice maintenance. Alternatively, an additional temperature sensor can be disposed inside an ice maker assembly gear box for sensing a temperature of a housing of the gear box. In that case, the tray temperature sensor and the additional temperature sensor are the only temperature sensors used to control ice making, ice harvesting, and ice maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Nilton Bertolini, Silas Patrick Mallon, Jorge Carlos Montalvo Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11073288
    Abstract: A door assembly for a domestic cooking appliance having a cooking compartment for heating a food item includes an outer door skin; an inner door liner; a transparent viewing panel assembly between the outer door skin and the inner door liner, the viewing panel assembly being configured to permit a user to view the cooking compartment when the door assembly is in a closed position; an interior region located between the outer door skin and the viewing panel assembly; a lower air opening in a lower region of the door assembly that fluidly connects the interior region with an environment outside of the door assembly; and a top upper air opening in an uppermost surface of the outer door skin that fluidly connects the interior region with the environment outside of the door assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Ronald Allen Diehl, Josiah Fronckowiak, Ian McIver, Rose Marie Parker, Timothy Russell
  • Patent number: 11073328
    Abstract: A refrigerator front frame for a refrigerator appliance, including: four profiles comprising two vertical profiles each having a first width and two horizontal profiles at least one of which has a second width, where the first width and the second width are different; and four corner connecting pieces configured to join the four profiles. Each of the four corner connecting pieces includes a horizontal receiving portion configured to receive one of the two horizontal profiles thereover and a vertical receiving portion configured to receive one of the two vertical profiles thereover. The ends of the two vertical profiles abut against sides of the two horizontal profiles or vice versa, such that a joining line between each of the two vertical profiles and each of the two horizontal profiles is either horizontal or vertical, and such that each of the four corner connecting pieces is substantially covered and hidden from view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Yigit Akalan, Howard Cheng, Samuel Harward, Cemalettin Hasturk, Lucas Schulte Campos
  • Patent number: 11072952
    Abstract: A door keeper, for keeping a door opening angle of a door within a predetermined angle, includes a hinge bracket attached to a support structure; a keeper plate having a bracket side end portion pivotally mounted to the hinge bracket, a door side end portion, and a keeper guide slot having a door side slot end portion disposed proximate to the door side end portion of the keeper plate, the keeper guide slot extending from the door side slot end portion to an opposite slot end portion disposed at a location between the bracket side end portion and the door side end portion of the keeper plate; and a keeper member movably disposed in the keeper guide slot and fixedly attached to a lower part of the door. An opening motion of the door stops when the door side slot end portion engages the keeper member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventor: Suad Elkasevic
  • Patent number: 11060737
    Abstract: A convection system in a home cooking appliance, including: an oven cavity defined by a top wall, a bottom wall, a pair of opposed side walls, a rear wall, and a front opening closable by an oven door; at least one heating source configured to heat the oven cavity; and a convection air channel that passes along the top wall of the oven cavity and then down along the rear wall of the oven cavity, the convection air channel having at least one inlet in the top wall of the oven cavity, at least one outlet configured to communicate with the oven cavity, and a fan disposed within the convection air channel at a location outside of the oven cavity. The convection air channel is devoid of an additional heating source that is separate from and in addition to the at least one heating source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Sean Johnson, Kenneth Jones, Robert Parchman
  • Patent number: 11035163
    Abstract: A domestic appliance may include: a shell; a door coupled to the shell; a treatment compartment defined at least in part by the shell and the door; a panel configured to enclose at least a portion of a cavity below the treatment compartment; an articulation arrangement coupled to the shell and configured to allow the panel to move from a closed and locked vertical position to an unlocked and open non-vertical position whilst being coupled to the shell; and a locking mechanism configured to selectively lock the panel in the vertical position. The articulation arrangement may include a first linear slot and a second slot including a linear portion and a curved portion extending from one end of the linear portion, the first linear slot engaging a first pin and the second slot engaging a second pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Ben Braden, Josiah Fronckowiak, Ian McIver, Shaun Phillips
  • Patent number: 11035576
    Abstract: An appliance may include an appliance door configured to selectively open and close a cavity of the appliance. The door may be side-opening and retractable into a door storage space situated laterally adjacent to the appliance cavity. The door may be arrested in alignment with a track in the door storage space by an abutment portion of the door, and transitioned into the door storage space on rollers engaged with a track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Sean Johnson, Kenneth Jones, Robert Parchman
  • Patent number: 11035574
    Abstract: Gas cooktops disclosed herein may include a proportional solenoid valve controlling gas flow to a gas burner, where the proportional solenoid valve has a continuously variable range of positions. A user interface (UI) element associated with the proportional solenoid valve may be utilized to control a linear voltage regulator having a continuously variable output voltage. The output voltage of the linear voltage regulator is coupled to a solenoid of the proportional solenoid valve, such that the gas flow to the gas burner has a linear relationship with the output voltage of the linear voltage regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Humberto Delgado, Brian Silva, Tyson White
  • Patent number: 11035602
    Abstract: A clear ice maker assembly for use in a home refrigerator appliance, the clear ice maker assembly including: an evaporator plate that is cooled via contact with a refrigerant tube; at least one thermally non-conductive ice mold part disposed below the evaporator plate and having one or more walls that together with a surface of the evaporator plate form an ice mold cavity; a spray bar having at least one opening for introducing water vertically into the ice mold cavity such that a clear ice piece forms on the surface of the evaporator plate inside the ice mold cavity of the at least one thermally non-conductive ice mold part; a water reservoir system configured to supply water to the spray bar; and an ejection system configured to eject the clear ice piece formed inside the ice mold cavity of the at least one thermally non-conductive ice mold part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Nilton Bertolini, Silas Patrick Mallon, Jorge Carlos Montalvo Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11009234
    Abstract: A home cooking appliance includes a cooktop surface and a gas pedestal burner on the cooktop surface. The gas pedestal burner includes a burner portion having a sidewall, a lower surface facing the cooktop surface, a plurality of burner ports in the sidewall, and a base portion under the burner portion. The base portion elevates the burner portion in a vertical direction above the cooktop surface and has a lower mounting surface disposed on the cooktop surface. An area of a footprint of the lower mounting surface of the base portion is less than an area of a footprint of the lower surface of the burner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: David Adams, Ben Braden, Russell Dorsten, Jonathan Grey, Donald Hendricks, Chris Hill, David Nowak, Timothy Russell, Graham Sadtler, Phil Springer
  • Patent number: 11006814
    Abstract: A stemware support/cup shelf assembly disposed on a washware rack for supporting stemware and which also serves as a cup shelf, including: a frame having a front edge portion with a plurality of notches which support stemware, an upper shelf portion which serves as a cup shelf, and a rear edge portion having a pair of mounts for mounting the stemware support/cup shelf assembly to a side wall portion of the washware rack. Each of the pair of mounts is configured to allow the frame to rotate upward from a stowed position into a working angle position and then slide horizontally into a final locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventor: Edward Simmonds
  • Patent number: D922124
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Ruth Prentice, Andrew Roberson, Graham Sadtler, Lucas Taccardi
  • Patent number: D936306
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: William Gutkowski, Thomas Ott