Patents Assigned to Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
  • Patent number: 11028522
    Abstract: A method for managing the load of washing liquid in a laundry washing machine (100) is provided. The laundry washing machine has a washing tub (110), in which washing liquid may be loaded, and a rotatable drum (115), rotatably accommodated in the washing tub (110), for containing the laundry to be washed. The method includes performing a sequence of partial loads of washing liquid into the washing tub (110). Each partial load provides for loading a corresponding liquid amount in the washing tub (110). For at least one of the partial loads in the sequence, the method provides for loading into the washing tub (110) a predetermined amount of washing liquid which depends on at least one indicative parameter related to one or more of the previous partial loads in the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Mirko Gasparini, Marco Carboni, Andrea Buosi
  • Patent number: 10830430
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a steam system for a steam cooking appliance. The steam system includes a steam generator (12) and a precipitator (14). The precipitator (14) is arranged above the steam generator (12). The steam generator (12) comprises two vertical heating pipe sections (20; 34). Upper ends of the heating pipe sections (20; 34) are connected to a bottom side of the precipitator (14). Lower ends of the heating pipe sections (20; 34) are connected by a transverse pipe section (20; 36). At least the heating pipe sections (20; 34) are at least partially enclosed by one or more heating elements (22). An inlet pipe (28) is connected to the transverse pipe section (20; 36) at one end and connected or connectable to a water reservoir (16) or water pump (18) at another end. A return pipe (24) is interconnected between the bottom side of the precipitator (14) and the transverse pipe section (20; 36). Further, the present invention relates to a corresponding steam cooking appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Gattei, Paolo Faraldi
  • Patent number: 10739010
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method of operating a gas burner (2, 3) of a gas cooking appliance (1). The gas burner (2, 3) comprises a safety valve (7) for closing and opening gas supply to the gas burner (2, 3) and a step valve (8) for setting a gas flow rate to the gas burner (2, 3). Shut-off of the gas burner (2, 3) comprises closing the safety valve (7) while leaving the step valve (8) open at least for a predetermined period of time from complete closure of the safety valve (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Alex Bassetti, Fabio Spano
  • Patent number: 10724904
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a temperature information assembly for a cooking hob (18). The temperature information assembly comprises at least one SAW (surface acoustic wave) temperature sensor (10) permanently or removably attached or attachable at or in a cooking pot (24), at least one sensor antenna (12) permanently or removably attached or attachable at the cooking pot (24) and electrically connected to the SAW temperature sensor (10), at least one reader (14) permanently or removably attached or attachable in or on the cooking hob (18), and at least one reader antenna (16) permanently or removably attached or attachable in or on the cooking hob (18) and electrically connected to the reader (14). The SAW temperature sensor (10) is wireless connected or connectable to the reader (14) via the sensor antenna (12) and the reader antenna (16). The reader (14) is electrically connected or connectable to a control unit (22) of the cooking hob (18) in order to control the cooking process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Herzog, Eva Holzgreve
  • Patent number: 10648113
    Abstract: A method for washing laundry in a washing machine utilizes a washing tub external to a rotatable washing drum. The method includes providing a quantity of detergent, providing a first quantity of water to form with the detergent a quantity of washing solution, introducing the washing solution into the tub, recirculating the washing solution inside the tub by recirculation until the washing solution is absorbed by the loaded laundry inside the drum and the level of the washing solution is below the drum, activating a heater for heating the wetted loaded laundry inside the drum deactivating the heater and maintaining the heated wetted loaded laundry inside the drum for a predetermined dry maintenance time, supplying a second quantity of water in the tub, rotating the drum, and rinsing the loaded laundry by drum rotations and by liquid drainage from the tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Andrea Zattin, Elisa Stabon, Maurizio Ugel, Monica Celotto, Nicola Reid
  • 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: 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: 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: 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