Patents by Inventor Giorgio Giudici

Giorgio Giudici 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: 7607744
    Abstract: A domestic refrigerator comprises a cavity (c) with side walls (10a) provided with removable opposing supporting elements (16) and having guides (22) capable of co-operating with lateral sliders (26) for shelves (14) in order to permit the latter to be positioned at different heights. Said shelves (14) comprise two planar portions (18, 20) articulated with one another, a first portion (18), which is more extensive in the manner of a leaf, co-operating with the guides (22, 22a-d) with the aim of being able to assume two stable positions at different heights, a second portion (20) in the manner of a bracket co-operating rotatably with seats for said supporting elements so as to be able to assume a first configuration substantially coplanar with the leaf and a second configuration angled relative to the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Fiorenzo Casoli, Giorgio Giudici, Giuseppina Arresta
  • Patent number: 7472556
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated refrigerator cabinet comprises an evacuation system for evacuating an insulation space of the cabinet when pressure inside such space is higher than a predetermined value. It comprises a sensor device having an insulation reference element located on one side of said insulation space and temperature sensors for assessing the differences of temperature across the insulation space) and across the insulation reference element, such sensor device being suitable for providing the evacuation system with a signal related to the ratio of the above differences of temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: David Kirby, Luigi Martinella, Giorgio Giudici
  • Patent number: 7472555
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated refrigerator cabinet comprises an evacuation system for evacuating an insulation space of the cabinet when pressure inside such space is higher than a predetermined value. The cabinet presents sensor means comprising a temperature sensor and a heater both located within the insulation space and a control system for activating the heater according to a predetermined heating cycle and for receiving a signal from the temperature sensor, such control system being able to provide the evacuation system with a signal related to the insulation level within the insulation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: David Kirby, Luigi Martinella, Giorgio Giudici
  • Publication number: 20080271474
    Abstract: A domestic refrigerator comprises a cavity (c) with side walls (10a) provided with removable opposing supporting elements (16) and having guides (22) capable of co-operating with lateral sliders (26) for shelves (14) in order to permit the latter to be positioned at different heights. Said shelves (14) comprise two planar portions (18, 20) articulated with one another, a first portion (18), which is more extensive in the manner of a leaf, co-operating with the guides (22, 22a-d) with the aim of being able to assume two stable positions at different heights, a second portion (20) in the manner of a bracket co-operating rotatably with seats for said supporting elements so as to be able to assume a first configuration substantially coplanar with the leaf and a second configuration angled relative to the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fiorenzo Casoli, Giorgio Giudici, Giuseppina Arresta
  • Publication number: 20050248249
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated refrigerator cabinet comprises an evacuation system for evacuating an insulation space of the cabinet when pressure inside such space is higher than a predetermined value. It comprises a sensor device having an insulation reference element located on one side of said insulation space and temperature sensors for assessing the differences of temperature across the insulation space and across the insulation reference element, such sensor device being suitable for providing the evacuation system with a signal related to the ratio of the above differences of temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: David Kirby, Luigi Martinella, Giorgio Giudici
  • Patent number: 6955196
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated refrigerator cabinet comprises a substantially gas-tight container that is filled with a porous core and a gas absorber that communicates with said container and is filled with a gas adsorbent material. Between the container and the gas absorber there is provided a valve adapted to close the communication between the container and the gas absorber, and a heater is provided for heating the gas absorber in order to evacuate gases when the valve is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Giorgio Giudici, David B. Kirby, Luigi Martinella, Beat D. Stocker
  • Publication number: 20050223721
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated refrigerator cabinet comprises an evacuation system for evacuating an insulation space of the cabinet when pressure inside such space is higher than a predetermined value. The cabinet presents sensor means comprising a temperature sensor and a heater both located within the insulation space and a control system for activating the heater according to a predetermined heating cycle and for receiving a signal from the temperature sensor, such control system being able to provide the evacuation system with a signal related to the insulation level within the insulation space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: David Kirby, Luigi Martinella, Giorgio Giudici
  • Publication number: 20040263038
    Abstract: A domestic refrigeration appliance, in particular a refrigerator, provided with a preservation compartment having interior side walls and shelves disposed on supports, the supports being removably connectable to predetermined points of the interior side walls. The supports can include slotted tubular extensions for insertion into the openings of the interior side walls. Bushes may be provided in the openings of the interior side walls to insertably receive the slotted tubular extensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: Augusto Ribolzi, Giorgio Giudici, Fiorenzo Casoli
  • Publication number: 20030197017
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated refrigerator cabinet comprises a substantially gas-tight container that is filled with a porous core and a gas absorber that communicates with said container and is filled with a gas adsorbent material. Between the container and the gas absorber there is provided a valve adapted to close the communication between the container and the gas absorber, and a heater is provided for heating the gas absorber in order to evacuate gases when the valve is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: Giorgio Giudici, David B. Kirby, Luigi Martinella, Beat D. Stocker
  • Patent number: 6547349
    Abstract: A method for varying the volumn of a refrigerator cabinet into two different configurations, by providing each of the two configurations with a substantially equal static cabinet, two deep doors of unequal height outwardly closing two end compartments and an intermediate compartment, and a frontal divider selectively fixable to the static cabinet in two different positions, on the basis of which a different selected end, compartment is increased in volume by its connection to the deep door of greater height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Luigi Sessa, Giorgio Giudici
  • Patent number: 6536856
    Abstract: A moulded copolymer door for built-in household electrical appliances to which a panel is to be adjustably connected to the door. The panel is configured to be adjusted in height, laterally and in depth. Adjustable mounting brackets are mounted on the door adjacent to undercuts on the vertical sides of said door and are accessible from a face of the door opposite of the panel through which the undercuts of the panel may be secured to the adjustable mounting brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Armando Pelizzari, Andrea Ansaldo, Matteo Reni, Giorgio Giudici
  • Publication number: 20020002839
    Abstract: A method for obtaining upright refrigerators provided with a static cabinet in two different versions, by providing each of the two versions with a substantially equal static cabinet, two deep doors of unequal height outwardly closing two compartments and a compartment, and a frontal divider selectively fixable to the static cabinet in two different positions of this latter, on the basis of which a different selected compartment is increased in volume by its connection to the deep door of greater height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Publication date: January 10, 2002
    Inventors: Luigi Sessa, Giorgio Giudici
  • Publication number: 20010047565
    Abstract: A moulded copolymer door for built-in household electrical appliances to which a panel is to be connected by adjustment means which enables the panel to be adjusted in height, laterally and in depth, said adjustment means comprising an adjustable mounting brackets mounted on said door adjacent to undercuts on the vertical sides of said door and accessible from a face of said door opposite of the panel through which undercuts the panel may be secured to the adjustable mounting brackets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Publication date: December 6, 2001
    Inventors: Armando Pelizzari, Andrea Ansaldo, Matteo Reni, Giorgio Giudici