Patents by Inventor Arren J. McCormick

Arren J. McCormick 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).

  • Publication number: 20210246936
    Abstract: A blender assembly includes a blender jar having a bottom wall. The bottom wall includes first and second surfaces opposing one another and an interior edge defining an opening. A bearing housing is positioned at least partially within the opening and is spaced apart from the first surface of the bottom wall and the interior edge of the bottom wall. A nut is operably coupled with the bearing housing and is spaced apart from a second surface of the bottom wall. A gasket assembly is positioned to maintain a spacing of the bearing housing and the nut relative to the bottom wall. The gasket assembly is positioned over the interior edge of the bottom wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert T. Carr, Timothy E. Heater, Arren J. McCormick, Paul S. Paget, Jeremy T. Wolters, Ping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10335752
    Abstract: A pouring shield for a stand mixer includes an upper collar for mounting to a mixer head of the stand mixer in a friction-fit manner without the need for clamps or other mounting accessories. The stand mixer is configured to receive a mixing bowl with an open top, and the pouring shield is configured to cover the open top of the mixing bowl at an upper rim of the mixing bowl using a seal member which is disposed around an outer perimeter of the pouring shield. The seal member is a flexibly resilient member configured to close the open top of the mixing bowl when the stand mixer is in a closed position, and includes a wide surface for accommodating mixing bowls of various sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Eric A. Lutz, Joel G. Van Faasen, Arren J. McCormick
  • Patent number: 10098505
    Abstract: A damper mechanism for a stand mixer includes a swing body coupled to a pivot pin and operable along an actuation path between first and second positions. A piston damper is configured to provide a damping effect to a downward movement of a mixer head and is coupled to the swing body. The piston damper includes a damper housing and a piston rod, wherein the piston rod is operable between extended and compressed positions relative to the damper housing. The piston damper provides a damping effect along a portion of the actuation path of the swing body as a mixer head moves towards the closed position relative to a pedestal of the stand mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Erica L. Roberts, Mark J. Sherman, Daniel A. Altenritter, Steve C. Drees, Stuart W. Athey, Everett S. Kettle, Arren J. McCormick
  • Patent number: 10064515
    Abstract: A coffee maker and method of operating the same is disclosed. The method includes deactivating a heating plate of the coffee maker when a drip pan is positioned thereon, soliciting a user-selection of a serving size from a plurality of serving sizes when the drip pan is positioned on the base, and operating a pump of the coffee maker to advance fluid to a filter basket in accordance with the selected serving size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Arren J. McCormick, Ben C. Shao
  • Publication number: 20180169600
    Abstract: A pouring shield for a stand mixer includes an upper collar for mounting to a mixer head of the stand mixer in a friction-fit manner without the need for clamps or other mounting accessories. The stand mixer is configured to receive a mixing bowl with an open top, and the pouring shield is configured to cover the open top of the mixing bowl at an upper rim of the mixing bowl using a seal member which is disposed around an outer perimeter of the pouring shield. The seal member is a flexibly resilient member configured to close the open top of the mixing bowl when the stand mixer is in a closed position, and includes a wide surface for accommodating mixing bowls of various sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric A. Lutz, Joel G. Van Faasen, Arren J. McCormick
  • Patent number: 9925506
    Abstract: A pouring shield for a stand mixer includes an upper collar for mounting to a mixer head of the stand mixer in a friction-fit manner without the need for clamps or other mounting accessories. The stand mixer is configured to receive a mixing bowl with an open top, and the pouring shield is configured to cover the open top of the mixing bowl at an upper rim of the mixing bowl using a seal member which is disposed around an outer perimeter of the pouring shield. The seal member is a flexibly resilient member configured to close the open top of the mixing bowl when the stand mixer is in a closed position, and includes a wide surface for accommodating mixing bowls of various sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Eric A. Lutz, Joel G. Van Faasen, Arren J. McCormick
  • Publication number: 20160324367
    Abstract: A damper mechanism for a stand mixer includes a swing body coupled to a pivot pin and operable along an actuation path between first and second positions. A piston damper is configured to provide a damping effect to a downward movement of a mixer head and is coupled to the swing body. The piston damper includes a damper housing and a piston rod, wherein the piston rod is operable between extended and compressed positions relative to the damper housing. The piston damper provides a damping effect along a portion of the actuation path of the swing body as a mixer head moves towards the closed position relative to a pedestal of the stand mixer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Erica L. Roberts, Mark J. Sherman, Daniel A. Altenritter, Steve C. Drees, Stuart W. Athey, Everett S. Kettle, Arren J. McCormick
  • Publication number: 20160325250
    Abstract: A pouring shield for a stand mixer includes an upper collar for mounting to a mixer head of the stand mixer in a friction-fit manner without the need for clamps or other mounting accessories. The stand mixer is configured to receive a mixing bowl with an open top, and the pouring shield is configured to cover the open top of the mixing bowl at an upper rim of the mixing bowl using a seal member which is disposed around an outer perimeter of the pouring shield. The seal member is a flexibly resilient member configured to close the open top of the mixing bowl when the stand mixer is in a closed position, and includes a wide surface for accommodating mixing bowls of various sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric A. Lutz, Joel G. Van Faasen, Arren J. McCormick
  • Patent number: 9190822
    Abstract: A hand mixer includes an outer casing and a mixing element coupled to an electric motor. The hand mixer includes a cord guide that is configured to pivot about a pivot axis, an electrical cord extending through the cord guide, and a retaining clip that engages the cord guide to couple the cord guide to the outer casing. The hand mixer also includes a locking mechanism operable to retain the cord guide in a first position about the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Arren J. McCormick, Anthony S. Roberts, Timothy Patrick VanAntwerp, Jeremy T. Wolters, John A. Colasanti
  • Publication number: 20150053089
    Abstract: A coffee maker and method of operating the same is disclosed. The method includes deactivating a heating plate of the coffee maker when a drip pan is positioned thereon, soliciting a user-selection of a serving size from a plurality of serving sizes when the drip pan is positioned on the base, and operating a pump of the coffee maker to advance fluid to a filter basket in accordance with the selected serving size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: ARREN J. MCCORMICK, BEN C. SHAO
  • Patent number: 8911811
    Abstract: A coffee maker and method of operating the same is shown. The method includes deactivating a heating plate of the coffee maker when a drip pan is positioned thereon, soliciting a user-selection of a serving size from a plurality of serving sizes when the drip pan is positioned on the base, and operating a pump of the coffee maker to advance fluid to a filter basket in accordance with the selected serving size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Arren J. McCormick, Ben C. Shao
  • Patent number: 8904923
    Abstract: A coffee maker including a base, a filter basket positioned above the base, the filter basket including an outlet, and a drip stop assembly, and a method of using the coffee maker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Arren J. McCormick, Ben C. Shao
  • Patent number: 8850958
    Abstract: A coffee maker including a base, a filter basket positioned above the base, the filter basket including an outlet, and a drip stop assembly, and a method of using the coffee maker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Arren J. McCormick, Ben C. Shao
  • Patent number: 8701531
    Abstract: A food processing dicing method and assembly is disclosed. The food processing dicing assembly may comprise a dicing element having multiple dicing openings through which food may pass, a frame configured to selectively retain the dicing element, and a management tool having multiple projections sized to be received by the dicing openings, the management tool may include at least one coupling element for releasably coupling the management tool to at least one of the dicing element and the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin J. Beber, John A. Colasanti, Arren J. McCormick
  • Patent number: 8677895
    Abstract: A food processor defining a food processing path comprises a frame having a first compartment located within the food processing path and a second compartment located out of the food processing path and at least one dicing element configured to be received in both of the first and second compartments. When the dicing element is received in the first compartment, the dicing element dices food passing through the food processing path, and when the dicing element is received in the second compartment, the dicing element is stored out of the food processing path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin J. Beber, John Colasanti, Arren J. McCormick
  • Patent number: 8671832
    Abstract: A food processor includes a bowl with a removable lid. Food items are advanced into the bowl through a feed tube formed in the lid where they are cut by a cutting assembly. The cutting assembly is adjustable to vary the thickness of the cut food items. A user-operated control device adjusts the cutting thickness of the cutting assembly. The control device is located outside of the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin J. Beber, Michael P. Conti, Steven C. Drees, David J. Gushwa, Arren J. McCormick, David W. Robenalt
  • Patent number: 8616763
    Abstract: A mixing beater for a stand mixer includes a metallic frame having an arm, a plastic shell extending over the arm, and a scraper that extends over the plastic shell. The scraper has a wiping blade configured to contact an inner surface of a mixing bowl of the stand mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: James Stacy Annis, Arren J. McCormick, Jeremy T. Wolters
  • Publication number: 20130188439
    Abstract: A hand mixer includes an outer casing and a mixing element coupled to an electric motor. The hand mixer includes a cord guide that is configured to pivot about a pivot axis, an electrical cord extending through the cord guide, and a retaining clip that engages the cord guide to couple the cord guide to the outer casing. The hand mixer also includes a locking mechanism operable to retain the cord guide in a first position about the pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: ARREN J. MCCORMICK, ANTHONY S. ROBERTS, TIMOTHY PATRICK VANANTWERP, JEREMY T. WOLTERS, JOHN A. COLASANTI
  • Publication number: 20130160653
    Abstract: A coffee maker including a base, a filter basket positioned above the base, the filter basket including an outlet, and a drip stop assembly, and a method of using the coffee maker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arren J. MCCORMICK, Ben C. SHAO
  • Publication number: 20130160656
    Abstract: A coffee maker including a base, a filter basket positioned above the base, the filter basket including an outlet, and a drip stop assembly, and a method of using the coffee maker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: ARREN J. MCCORMICK, BEN C. SHAO