Patents Assigned to Miele & Cie. KG
  • Patent number: 11399680
    Abstract: A hand-guide cyclone vacuum cleaner includes: a device body which has a drive unit for generating a suction air flow; a suction container, which is connected to the device body, for receiving suction material; and an operating element arranged at one end of the suction container opposite an end of the suction container on which the device body is arranged. The operating element is rotatable from a first position into a second position and from the second position into the first position. The device body is inseparably connected to the suction container in the first position. The device body is separably connected to the suction container in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventor: Christian Hunnekuhl
  • Patent number: 11311143
    Abstract: A household appliance or commercial appliance includes a housing surrounding an interior and a support device removable from the interior and a rail system with at least two rails connected to one another and movable relative to one another, and a support element. When the support device is in an installed state, the rail system is mounted on the housing such that the support element is movable relative to the housing by pulling out the rail system. A locking unit arranged on the support device has at least one locking element that can be transferred between a blocking state and a free state. When the support device is in its removed state physically separated from the housing, the locking unit blocks the rail system from being pulled out. When the support device is in its installed state, the locking element allows the rail system to be pulled out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventor: Sarah Peter
  • Patent number: 11283276
    Abstract: A method for charging an energy storage device for use in a cleaning appliance includes the following steps: reading an energy demand signal representative of an energy required by the cleaning appliance for a predetermined cleaning run; and outputting a charging signal using the energy demand signal, the charging signal causing the energy storage device to be charged as a function of the energy required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Buchholz, Michael Agethen
  • Patent number: 11136704
    Abstract: A flanged-shaft apparatus (1) is configured for rotatably supporting a drum (4) in a washing machine having such a flanged-shaft apparatus (1). The flanged-shaft apparatus (1) has a connecting flange (2) configured to be arranged against a drum base (41) of the drum (4) and attached to the drum (4), and a drive shaft (3) arranged in the center of the connecting flange (2) and connected thereto for connection to a drive motor. The connecting flange (2) has a main element (21) formed from a steel sheet and a supporting element (22) formed from a further steel sheet. The main element (21) and the supporting element (22) are arranged one on top of the other along a longitudinal axis (L) of the drive shaft (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventors: Steffen Lasner, Benedikt Fechtel, Michael Scharmüller, Klaus Grausgruber
  • Patent number: 10975514
    Abstract: A washing machine (100) has a slide-in compartment (102) for the insertion of at least one detergent container (104, 106), which is translucent at least in sections, at least one light source arranged in the slide-in compartment (102) for illuminating the detergent container (104, 106), and a control device configured to control the light source according to a fill level of the detergent container (104, 106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventors: Markus Behr, Viktor Wiens, Jan Niclas Laumann
  • Patent number: 10845112
    Abstract: A container arrangement for use in an interior (2) of a refrigeration device (1) includes a box-shaped container (40) with a bottom part (41) surrounded or enclosed by peripheral side walls (42) and with a loading opening (46) with an opening edge (43) defining a free end of the side walls (42), and an insert tray (50) for positioning in the container (40). The opening edge (43) includes a receiving shape (45) which interacts with a corresponding positioning device (55) on the tray (50) to define a predetermined inserted position of the insert tray (50) relative to the opening (46). The container arrangement (4) is configured for being pushed into and pulled out of the interior (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignees: Miele & Cie. KG, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Placke, Daniel Baßler, Herbert Cizik, Jessica Dittman
  • Patent number: 10651359
    Abstract: An energy conversion device to provide thermal energy and electric energy for a gas burner, comprising: an energy converter configured to provide thermal energy for a gas burner ring in which gas is burned, the energy converter having at least one thermoelectric element configured to convert a portion of the thermal energy into electric energy using a thermoelectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventors: Bernhard Roth, Igor Bogdanoski
  • Patent number: 10646099
    Abstract: In an embodiment the present invention provides a dispensing device for introducing a pourable detergent in metered amounts into a treatment chamber of a program-controlled cleaning appliance, in particular a dishwasher, the dispensing device including: a supply container for holding the detergent, the supply container having a reservoir chamber and a metering chamber terminating in a dispensing opening, the metering chamber being provided by a metering element that is movably disposed within the supply container and is movable from a non-metering position to a metering position; and a carrier unit which is rotatable by a motor and is configured to replaceably receive the supply container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventors: Fabian Hils, Dirk Wegener
  • Patent number: 10631710
    Abstract: A dispensing device for introducing a pourable detergent in metered amounts into a treatment chamber of a program-controlled cleaning appliance includes a housing provided with a loading aperture; a carrier unit rotatably mounted in the housing and accessible via the loading aperture and which serves to replaceably receive a supply container for holding the detergent; and a housing cover providing fluid-tight closure of the loading aperture. The housing cover includes a cover member providing the fluid-tight closure of the loading aperture and a locking member movably attached to the cover member, the locking member including a plurality of locking elements, each cooperating with a respective locking finger disposed on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Wegener, Fabian Hils, Florian Scharte, Guenter Kroeger, Peter Nitsche, Georg Spiessl, Matthias Bauer
  • Publication number: 20200093321
    Abstract: A device for preparing hot beverages (1) has a flow control system (2) with a water source; (14) a brewing unit (40) with a brewing chamber (41) to hold brewing material and an with inlet line (L4) for the inlet of brewing water into the brewing chamber (41); a heating device (9) for heating the water supplied to the brewing chamber (41); a pump (9) configured to pump the water from the water source (14) to the brewing chamber (41); and a control device (18) to activate and deactivate the functional components for preparing of a selected beverage. In order to obtain an optimum brewing result, the control device (18) is configured to activate the pump (9) at a preselected rate of flow from a selection of different rates of flow ({dot over (V)}) for a subsequent beverage preparation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventors: Axel Schnelle, Marlene Paletta
  • Patent number: 10595705
    Abstract: A dispensing device for introducing a pourable detergent in metered amounts into a treatment chamber of a program-controlled cleaning appliance includes: a supply container for holding the detergent, the supply container having a reservoir chamber and a metering chamber terminating in a dispensing opening, the metering chamber being fluidically connected to the reservoir chamber via an interposed passage opening; a carrier unit which is rotatable by a motor and replaceably receives the supply container; and a closure device that closes the passage opening at least until the supply container is first put into use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Wegener, Guenter Kroeger
  • Patent number: 10590595
    Abstract: A method for energizing an induction heater of a laundry dryer includes energizing the induction heater to heat a drum of the laundry dryer; interrupting the energization of the induction heater for a time interval, allowing an oscillator circuit of the induction heater to freely oscillate; measuring a resonant frequency of the oscillator circuit during the time interval; and determining a temperature of the drum based on the measured resonant frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventors: Oliver Kalze, Martin Schulze Hobeling, Ludger Laame
  • Patent number: 10480112
    Abstract: A method for operating a domestic appliance with a housing, a rotationally movable drum disposed in the housing for receiving laundry, a motor for driving the drum, a control device for controlling the motor, and an evaluation unit. The method, once a program of the domestic appliance has started, includes controlling the motor via the controller such that the drum is driven by the motor and the drum is moved by an angle of less than 90 degrees. Upon attaining the angle the motor is de-energised. The method includes detecting a rotational-speed signal of the drum from when the motor is de-energised over a predetermined first period, and evaluating the detected rotational-speed signals via the evaluation unit by forming a value. The method also includes interrupting the program when the value is greater than a predetermined first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Sieding, Helge Mueller, Bernd Merling, Rainer Bicker, Hartmut Linnemann, Karsten Henn, Jakob Wilken
  • Patent number: 10465330
    Abstract: A door handle for a door of a front-loading household appliance, such as a washing machine, a combination washer-dryer, or laundry dryer, which has a drum for laundry treatment and whose loading opening is closable at the front by a door hinged thereto as a ring, includes a gripping element as a handle provided in a lateral region of the ring for closing and opening purposes. The gripping element allows fingertips of a hand to grasp or be introduced into it from both radially outside and radially inside in the lateral region of the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventor: Silke Tiggesbaeumker
  • Patent number: 10428983
    Abstract: An exhaust funnel device includes an exhaust collar; a clamping element; and an exhaust funnel for an exhaust hood. The exhaust funnel is flexibly attached by the clamping element to the exhaust collar and to a vent pipe. The exhaust collar includes a tubular fixing unit for fixing the exhaust collar to the vent pipe as well as an annular holding unit, the annular holding unit and the clamping element being able to clamp at least a portion of an exhaust funnel wall of the exhaust funnel between the holding unit and the clamping element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Robbert, Gerd Eckardt, Dirk Schuesseler
  • Patent number: 10417902
    Abstract: A method for operating a domestic appliance includes the steps of: receiving, by means of the domestic appliance, a radio signal from at least one radio transmission source; and determining, by means of the domestic appliance, information on surroundings of the domestic appliance by evaluating a temporal progression of an evaluation signal based on the radio signal and influenced by the surroundings of the domestic appliance. The radio signal is intended for transmission within a local radio network and/or complies with the IEEE 802.11 standard, the IEEE 802.154 standard, or the Bluetooth standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventor: Nils Langhammer
  • Patent number: 10398249
    Abstract: A cooking device includes an oven chamber operable to receive food that is to be cooked, a steam-generating element for generating steam, and a coupling element through which water used for generating steam is fed, at least in part, to the steam-generating element. The coupling element includes a connecting element configured to connect to a fixed water connection. A pipe element is disposed between the coupling element and the steam-generating element and is configured to establish a flow-connection suitable for conveying water. The pipe element includes a free-fall section and a water-conveying element is at least partially disposed in the free-fall section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventors: Torben Becker, Julia ten Haaf
  • Patent number: 10357137
    Abstract: A cleaning device for an autonomous floor treatment appliance, the cleaning device being suitable for cleaning wall portions that are close to a floor and border a floor surface to be cleaned, includes a fixing element to connect the cleaning device to a housing portion of the autonomous floor treatment appliance and a cleaning element carrier having a cleaning element, the cleaning element carrier being connected to the fixing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventor: Dominik Holz
  • Patent number: 10337742
    Abstract: A cooking appliance (1) includes a cooking chamber (4) heatable by a heating device (3), a cooking chamber opening (5), a cooking chamber door (6) closing off the cooking chamber opening (5), and a control device (7) for controlling the heating device (3). The cooking chamber door (6) has a multi-pane construction having a first pane (8) and a second pane (9). A detector device (10) operatively connected to the control device (7) is actuated by the cooking chamber door (6). In addition, a locking device (11) between the first (8) and the second pane (9) includes a locking element (12), which is held preloaded in an initial state (13) between the first (8) and the second pane (9), and if the first pane (8) is defective, the locking element (12) is automatically displaced to a locking position (14), thereby preventing a complete closure of the cooking chamber door (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventor: Hans-Gerd Holtdirk
  • Patent number: D868405
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventor: Klemens Andrup