Patents Assigned to Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
  • Patent number: 10582576
    Abstract: A gasket (20) adapted for a microwave oven or a cooking oven with microwave heating function, that includes at least one elastic material and includes a front portion (30) and a rear portion (32), wherein the front portion (30) of the gasket (20) is an electrically non-conductive material, whereas the rear portion (32) of the gasket (20) is an electrically conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Trevor Specht, Tobias Schutz, Klaus Walzlein, Michael Wittmann, Benjamin Himmelein
  • Patent number: 10519592
    Abstract: A laundry drying appliance (100) includes a cabinet (110) having a top (119), a rotating drum (105) accommodated within a tub (303) housed in the cabinet, and a laundry drying air circulation system for circulating drying air. The drying air circulation system includes a drying air return duct (305) through which drying air coming from drum flows. The drying air return duct has an outlet (310), and a drying air delivery duct (205,215) through which the drying air is sent back to the drum. The drying air delivery duct has an inlet (210). The top forms a ready-to-mount moisture condensing module ready to be mounted to the cabinet for dehydrating drying air used to dry laundry within the drying drum of the laundry drying appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Maurizio Del Pos, Alberto Bison, Massimiliano Vignocchi, Loris Padovan
  • Patent number: 10508384
    Abstract: A top (119) is adapted to match and close from above a cabinet (110) of a laundry drying appliance (100). The top is formed as a ready-to-mount part ready to be mounted to the cabinet and forms a moisture condensing module for dehydrating drying air used to dry laundry within a drying drum of the laundry drying appliance. The top has a drying air inlet (510), a drying air outlet (515), fluid passageways defined thereinside from said drying air inlet to said drying air outlet for the passage of the drying air to be dehydrated and moisture condensing means arranged inside the fluid passageways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Maurizio Del Pos, Loris Padovan, Massimiliano Vignocchi, Alberto Bison
  • Patent number: 10499463
    Abstract: A method for controlling an induction cooking hob with a pot detection system and a user interface. The method includes the steps of activating the induction cooking hob by touching a main switch by a user; starting automatically the pot detection system by a control unit of the induction cooking hob; and detecting at least one pot and/or pan on a cooking surface of the cooking hob or detecting if no pot or pan is placed on said cooking surface, by the pot detection system; deactivating the pot detection system after a predetermined time interval if no pot or pan or if no further pot or pan, respectively, has been detected on the cooking surface within the time interval; activating a deactivation indicator showing to the user that the pot detection system is deactivated, and providing an opportunity to reactivate the pot detection system by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation, N.V.
    Inventors: Alex Viroli, Massimo Nostro, Laurent Jeanneteau, Andrea Rossi
  • Patent number: 10458657
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a burner grate (7), gas cooking hob, gas stove top and gas stove. For obtaining sufficient secondary air supply for inner flame exit ports (6) of a gas burner (4) of a gas cooking hob (3), a burner grate (7) adapted to be placed over the gas burner (4) and to support cooking vessels placed on the gas cooking hob (3) is proposed, which burner grate (7) comprises a feeder duct (12) extending from an outer region (13) to a mid section (14) thereof, and is adapted and implemented for feeding air towards flames of inner flame exit ports (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Filippo Tisselli, Filippo Zanetti, Peter Negretti
  • Patent number: 10448464
    Abstract: A microwave oven or multifunctional oven with microwave heating function. The oven includes a cavity with an open front side and a front frame enclosing at least partially a front portion of the cavity. The cavity and the front frame include metal sheet. The front frame is connected to the cavity by fixing elements. A gap is formed between the cavity and the front frame. The gap encloses at least partially the front portion of the cavity and the front frame encloses the gap. The oven includes a door covering the open front side and the gap in a closed state of the door. The gap is at least partially filled by a gasket at least part of which includes one or more materials having low heat conductivity, so that the front frame is thermally decoupled from the cavity by the part of the gasket or the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Wittmann, Trevor Specht, Tobias Schutz, Benjamin Himmelein
  • Patent number: 10407818
    Abstract: A washer-dryer is provided with at least one condenser for condensing moisture-laden air exiting the laundry during a drying cycle. The washer-dryer includes a washing tub (10) comprising a cylindrical lateral wall (12) and a rear wall (14) and a rotatable laundry drum (24) arranged or arrangeable inside the washing tub (10). An inlet (20) of the condenser is arranged at or connected to the rear wall of the washing tub (10). An outlet of the condenser is connected to the washing tub (10). The rear wall (14) of the washing tub (10) comprises a duct (18) fluidly connected to the inlet (20) of the condenser, so that the air stream from the laundry drum (24) to the inlet (20) of the condenser passes the duct (18). At least one sensor (22) is arranged inside the duct (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventor: Daniele Striato
  • Patent number: 10393388
    Abstract: A control unit (10) for a cooking hob has at least one viewing window (24). The control unit (10) is attached or attachable below the viewing window (24) and has a plurality of control elements (12) operable from a top side of the control unit (10). At least one display (14) is arranged on the top side of the control unit (10). A control panel (16) forms an unmovable part of the control unit. A number of elastic elements (30) are for resiliently supporting the display (14) on the control unit (10). The control unit (10) has a display frame (18) for at least partially enclosing the display (14). The display frame (18) includes a sealing lip (28) on its upper side and the elastic elements (30) at its lower side. A cooking hob has at least one control unit (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Mathias Huntscha, Alwin Neukamm, Harald Hoffmann, Jurgen Leikam
  • Patent number: 10385500
    Abstract: A laundry washing machine includes an outer casing and, inside the casing, a washing tub arranged inside the casing directly facing a laundry loading/unloading opening realized in a front wall of said casing, a rotatable drum arranged in axially rotating manner inside the washing tub and structured for receiving the laundry to be washed, a detergent dispenser which is structured for supplying detergent into the washing tub, and a water softening device which is structured for reducing the hardness degree of the fresh water supplied to the washing tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Maurizio Del Pos, Daniele Favaro, Andrea Zattin
  • Patent number: 10371388
    Abstract: The invention in particular is directed to an oven cavity (3) adapted to be used with a baking and/or steaming oven (1). The cavity (3) comprises several cavity walls (5, 6), wherein at least one load bearing wall section of at least one of the cavity walls (5, 6) is made in self-supporting configuration from at least one of a high temperature resistant polymer material and technical textile material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Arnd Hofmann, Fabienne Reinhard-Herrscher, Erhardt Koitzsch
  • Patent number: 10344988
    Abstract: The baking chamber (3) of an oven for baking food products is connected to a steam generator (8), which communicates with a water containing tank (7) defined by two shells (10a, 10b), which are permanently connected to each other along a junction line (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventor: Lorenzo Gattei
  • Patent number: 10349467
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cooking hob (10) including at least two cooking zones (16, 18) and a balance system for adjusting the temperature of a cooking vessel (20) after said cooking vessel (20) has been moved from a first cooking zone (16) to a second cooking zone (18). The cooking zones (16, 18) comprise or correspond with a vessel recognition device in each case. The cooking hob (10) includes a sensor device for detecting the temperature of the first cooking zone (16). The balance system is provided for activating a boosted power level (30) at the second cooking zone (18) for an estimated time in order to compensate the energy loss (Qs) of the cooking vessel (20) during setting said cooking vessel (20) on the second cooking zone (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Harald Hoffmann, Richard Turek
  • Patent number: 10337743
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly unit for an induction hob with at least one induction element has a) at least one carrying element for carrying the circuits and/or devices for supplying the at least one induction element. The at least one carrying element has a base area and side areas protruding upwards from the base area. The at least one carrying element is connectable with at least one further carrying element along a side area. The side areas have connection elements for connection with the at least one further carrying element, preferably at least one power wire slot for inserting at least one power supply wire and/or preferably at least one signal wire slot for inserting at least one signal wire. Furthermore, the invention a method for manufacturing an assembly unit is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Laurent Jeanneteau, Thibaut Rigolle, Alex Viroli, Massimo Zangoli, Ulrich Häutle, Klaus Schlötterer-Fratoianni
  • Patent number: 10294605
    Abstract: A heat pump laundry dryer or a heat pump washing machine having a drying function, includes a control unit controlling an operation of the laundry treatment apparatus. A laundry treatment chamber treats laundry using process air circulated in a process air circuit. A heat pump system has a refrigerant loop in which refrigerant fluid is circulated through a first and a second heat exchanger. A compressor circulates the refrigerant fluid through the refrigerant loop, and a cooling fan unit cools the compressor. During the operation, a conveyance capacity of the cooling fan unit is varied. A detector unit detects an operation parameter indicating a state of at least one electronic board. A method of operation includes operating the cooling fan unit based upon the electronic board operation parameter, and controlling the compressor operation output based upon the electronic board operation parameter, wherein the compressor is a variable speed compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Francesco Cavarretta, Roberto Ragogna, Maura Pasquotti, Stefano Zandona′, Elena Pesavento, Christian Montebello
  • Patent number: 10288335
    Abstract: A refrigerator (2) comprising a refrigeration system (4) being at least intermittently flowed through by a refrigerant and a first compartment (6) cooled by the refrigeration system (4) is provided. System components comprise a single compressor (10), a condenser (12), a first expansion arrangement (14), a second expansion arrangement (16), a first evaporator (18), and a sub-cooler (20) comprising a first refrigerant channel (22) and a second refrigerant channel (24). The refrigeration system (4) comprises a first conduit path (26) and a second conduit path (28), the first conduit path (26) comprising the first refrigerant channel (22), the first expansion arrangement (14), and the first evaporator (18), and the second conduit path (28) comprising the second expansion arrangement (16) and the second refrigerant channel (24). A flow control device (30) for alternately directing refrigerant through the first conduit path (26) and the second conduit path (28) is arranged in the refrigeration system (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Aschan, Richard Furberg
  • Patent number: 10274203
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a arrangement of at least two glass panels (12, 14, 16) for a heat insulated oven door (10) of a cooking oven. The arrangement of the glass panels (12, 14, 16) is provided as or for a window of the oven door (10). The large-area sides of said glass panels (12, 14, 16) are arranged in parallel. Two neighbored glass panels (12, 14, 16) are arranged with a predetermined distance from each other, so that an intermediate space (24, 24?, 24?) is formed between said neighbored glass panels (12, 14, 16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Christoph Luckhardt, Fabienne Reinhard-Herrscher
  • Patent number: 10244919
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of and a device (40) for, detecting an operational state of a dishwasher (10), in particular activation of extra wash zones and overfill situations. The device (40) is arranged to operate a motor (22) driving a dishwasher circulation pump (21) at at least one rotational speed differing from a nominal rotational speed and measure operating current of the motor (22) driving the dishwasher circulation pump (21). Further, the device is arranged to determine whether the dishwasher (10) operates in an operational state differing from a nominal operational state based on the measured circulation pump motor operating current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Per-Erik Pers, Petter Svanbom
  • Patent number: 10244584
    Abstract: A method for controlling a cooking hob with one or more induction coils covered by a cookware and forming a cooking zone. All induction coils of the cooking zone are alternately activated. The method includes setting an average power to be transferred to the cookware by a user, determining a frequency, estimating a maximum average power if all induction coils of the cooking zone would be activated with said frequency, estimating a percentage power defined as quotient between the set average power and the estimated maximum average power, estimating a calculated number of coils defined as product of the number of coils within the cooking zone and the percentage power, defining a minimum number of simultaneously activated coils within the cooking zone by an integer value of the calculated number, and defining a temporal activation of a further one of the coils by a fractional part of the calculated number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Andrea Fattorini, Svend Erik Christiansen, Laurent Jeanneteau, Thibaut Rigolle
  • Patent number: 10219674
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of handling process water in a household appliance (1) and to a household appliance, for example a dish washer. The household appliance comprises a wash tub (3) for performing wash program cycles and a tank (5) for storing process water to be re-used in a following program cycle, the method comprising the steps of: determining (101) the type of detergent used in the household appliance with a sensor unit (7), measuring (102) the amount of detergent in the process water with the sensor unit, comparing (105) at least one sensor unit output value with a predetermined threshold value to define the quality of the process water, and storing (106) at least a part of the process water from a rinse cycle in the tank (5) when the sensor unit output value complies with the predetermined threshold value related to the quality of the process water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Christian Lundberg, Elisabetta Bari, Monica Celotto, Guiseppe Dreossi, Sarah Tempelmann, Bernd Krische
  • Patent number: 10149596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cutlery tray module (1) for a dishwasher, said cutlery tray module (1) comprising a bottom surface (2), adapted for substantially horizontal reception of cutlery items. The bottom surface (2) comprising a plurality of cutlery holding elements (3), adapted to hold said cutlery items, and at least one elongated indentation (4), having a longitudinal extension in a direction D. At least a number of said cutlery holding elements (3) are arranged such that said cutlery holding elements (3) are adapted to hold said cutlery items essentially transversely, with respect to said direction D, and across said elongated indentation (4). The present invention further relates to a dishwasher comprising at least one cutlery tray module (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Rickard Hederstierna, Daniel Mesa, Pontus Kåberg