Patents by Inventor Alberto Castiglioni

Alberto Castiglioni has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10551071
    Abstract: A rack system for a cooking appliance cavity includes a first support unit including a plurality of rack support bars and a first connecting member defining a body portion having the support bars coupled therewith, a first end with a first post and a first stepped segment between the first post and the body portion, and a second end with a second post and a second stepped segment between the second post and the body portion. The system further includes first and second mounting blocks, each defining a channel and a notch extending intersecting with the channel such that a first portion of the channel is open and a second portion of the channel is enclosed. The first and second posts are respectively received in the second portions of the channels of the first and second mounting blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Fabio Bianchi, Michele H. Johnson, Budda Govindarajulu Karthikeyan, Alberto Castiglioni
  • Publication number: 20190346148
    Abstract: A rack system for a cooking appliance cavity includes a first support unit including a plurality of rack support bars and a first connecting member defining a body portion having the support bars coupled therewith, a first end with a first post and a first stepped segment between the first post and the body portion, and a second end with a second post and a second stepped segment between the second post and the body portion. The system further includes first and second mounting blocks, each defining a channel and a notch extending intersecting with the channel such that a first portion of the channel is open and a second portion of the channel is enclosed. The first and second posts are respectively received in the second portions of the channels of the first and second mounting blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fabio Bianchi, Michele H. Johnson, Budda Govindarajulu Karthikeyan, Alberto Castiglioni
  • Publication number: 20190309956
    Abstract: A steam generating system for an appliance includes a first tank positioned at a first vertical position and having an upper water outlet and a lower water outlet. A second tank is positioned at a second vertical position that is lower than the first vertical position of the first tank. A first and second interconnecting members respectively connect the upper and lower water outlets of the first tank to the second tank. Together, the first and second interconnecting members fluidically connect the first and second tanks. A valve assembly is positioned along the second interconnecting member to selectively provide access to the second tank from the first tank. Inlet and outlet pumps are respectively coupled to the first and second tanks to supply and discharge water from the steam generating system. The appliance further includes a retractable hose for connecting the steam generating system to a water source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jessica Buschman, Alessandro Gigante, Jurij Paderno, Massimiliano Frontini, Massimiliano Daniele, Luca Minetto, Alberto Castiglioni, Edoardo Gallenzi
  • Publication number: 20190309957
    Abstract: A steam generating system for an oven includes an upper tank having an upper water outlet and a lower water outlet. A lower tank is positioned at a vertical position that is lower than a vertical position of the upper tank. A first hose is coupled to the upper water outlet of the upper tank and further coupled to the lower tank. A second hose is coupled to the lower water outlet of the upper tank and further coupled to the lower tank. A valve assembly is positioned along the second hose and operable between open and closed conditions. An inlet pump is coupled to the upper tank and an outlet pump is coupled to the lower tank to provide and discharge water from the system. A method of filling and emptying the steam generating system and generating steam is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jessica Buschman, Alessandro Gigante, Jurij Paderno, Massimiliano Frontini, Massimiliano Daniele, Luca Minetto, Alberto Castiglioni, Edoardo Gallenzi