Patents by Inventor Giulia Marinello

Giulia Marinello 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: 20200124343
    Abstract: An appliance mounting device is provided herein. The appliance includes a vacuum insulated structure having a liner positioned within a wrapper, wherein the liner and wrapper cooperate to define an interior cavity. The appliance further includes an insulating material positioned within the interior cavity and a hanger coupled to an adapter plate and a support member. The support member is configured to couple to an interior surface of the vacuum insulated structure while maintaining a vacuum in the interior cavity and a holding member is coupled to a first side of the adapter plate and configured to receive a positioning member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lynne F. Hunter, Raffaella Gropallo, Giulia Marinello
  • Patent number: 10563905
    Abstract: A refrigerating appliance includes a cabinet having an inner liner, an outer wrapper and a plastic trim breaker extending therebetween. A door panel is operable relative to the cabinet between open and closed positions. The door panel has a seal that magnetically engages a contact surface of the cabinet to define the closed position of the door panel. A ferromagnetic plate extends over a portion of the plastic trim breaker to define the contact surface. A heat loop is disposed between the trim breaker and the ferromagnetic plate, in thermal communication with the contact surface. The heat loop extends from the trim breaker to a machine compartment of the cabinet. The ferromagnetic plate includes a looped edge that defines a heating chase. The heat loop is positioned within the heating chase and extends to the machine compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Paul B. Allard, Lynne F. Hunter, Daniel Lottinville, Giulia Marinello, Dustin M. Miller, Sanjesh Kumar Pathak
  • Publication number: 20200033049
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated refrigerator structure includes a shell having a liner and a wrapper where the shell defines an internal vacuum cavity, and a refrigerator and/or freezer compartment. The vacuum insulated refrigerator structure additionally includes an elongated pass-through defining an elongated internal space having a central portion disposed in the internal vacuum cavity. The elongated pass-through has opposite end portions that are sealingly connected to the shell, each opposite end portion having an opening that permits access to the elongated internal space from the outside of the shell. The vacuum insulated refrigerator structure also includes a vacuum core material fill positioned in the internal vacuum cavity and one or more utility lines disposed in one or more elongated internal passageways extending out of the openings at the opposite end portions of the elongated pass-through.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric J. Dherde, Michael A. Fiori, Gustavo Frattini, Giulia Marinello, Lynne F. Hunter, Sunil S. Ekshinge, Sanjesh Kumar Pathak
  • Publication number: 20190383548
    Abstract: A freezer compartment for a refrigeration appliance includes a liner that has first and second sidewalls, a top wall, a bottom wall, and a back wall. At least one of the first and second sidewalls includes a first air-deflection surface. A door is configured to provide access to and seal the freezer compartment. A seal is positioned around a periphery of the door. A fan is operably coupled with an evaporator and is positioned within the freezer compartment at the back wall of the liner. A mullion is attached to the liner and includes a forward portion. The forward portion includes a second air-deflection surface. The fan is configured to direct air toward the first and second sidewalls and the top wall of the freezer compartment and subsequently toward the first and second air-deflection surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Giulia Marinello, Sanjesh Kumar Pathak
  • Publication number: 20190310011
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a vacuum insulated cabinet and a surround lighting feature. The vacuum insulated cabinet includes a liner disposed within a wrapper, which are interconnected by a thermal bridge to form a vacuum cavity therebetween. A wall covering assembly includes a top wall disposed adjacent to and spaced-apart from a top wall of the liner. The wall covering assembly also includes a rear wall disposed adjacent to and spaced-apart from a rear wall of the liner. In assembly, the liner and the wall covering assembly cooperate to define a refrigerator compartment. A cavity is formed between liner and the wall covering assembly. A surround lighting assembly is disposed around an opening into the refrigerator compartment and is powered by a wiring system concealed by the wall covering assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Giulia Marinello, Alberto R. Gomes, Lynne F. Hunter, Julia B. Burke, Daniel Chow, Abhay Naik
  • Patent number: 10429119
    Abstract: The refrigeration appliance includes a wrapper forming an exterior of the refrigeration appliance and a refrigeration compartment liner and a freezer compartment liner within the wrapper. The wrapper, the refrigeration compartment liner, and the freezer compartment liner are in a spaced apart configuration forming a refrigeration compartment and a freezer compartment. A door is configured to provide access to and seal the freezer compartment. The door has a seal around a periphery thereof. A mullion is disposed between the refrigeration compartment liner and the freezer compartment liner. The mullion includes a forward portion extending towards the freezer compartment. The forward portion includes at least one air-deflection surface. A fan is operably coupled with an evaporator and is configured to direct cooled air within the freezer compartment. The fan is offset from the evaporator and configured to direct air at the air-deflection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Giulia Marinello, Sanjesh Kumar Pathak
  • Publication number: 20190249918
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a liner and a wall covering assembly to create a false wall within a refrigerator cabinet. The wall covering assembly includes a top wall spaced-apart from a top wall of the liner, and a rear wall spaced-apart from a rear wall of the liner. The rear wall of the wall covering assembly includes a ventilated portion for providing outwardly directed air to the refrigerator cabinet. A duct assembly is disposed between the wall covering assembly and the liner and is configured to deliver air through the ventilated portion of the wall covering assembly and also deliver air in the form of a downwardly directed air curtain at the front portion of the refrigerator cabinet. The air curtain disrupts the outward flow of air from the ventilated portion of the wall covering assembly at the front portion of the refrigerator cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Giulia Marinello, Lynne F. Hunter, Sanjesh Kumar Pathak, Alberto R. Gomes
  • Publication number: 20190178561
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a vacuum insulated cabinet structure having an exterior wrapper with a plurality of exterior walls exposed to ambient conditions. One of the exterior walls includes an outer surface and an inset portion that is inwardly disposed relative to the outer surface of the exterior wall. A skin condenser system is disposed within the inset portion along an outer surface of the inset portion. The skin condenser system includes a coil array defined by a coil disposed in a coil pattern. The skin condenser system further includes a cover assembly covering the coil array and in thermal communication with the coil array to facilitate the dissipation of heat to the ambient surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Giulia Marinello, Sanjesh Kumar Pathak, Gustavo Frattini
  • Publication number: 20190162356
    Abstract: An appliance includes a metallic outer wrapper having sidewalls, a wrapper backwall and a machine wall. At least one metallic inner liner has liner walls and a liner backwall, wherein the metallic outer wrapper and the at least one metallic inner liner are coupled together at a trim breaker to define a structural cabinet having a hermetically sealed interior cavity defined between the metallic outer wrapper and the at least one metallic inner liner. The trim breaker defines a front face of the structural cabinet. At least one trim breaker conduit extends through the wrapper and liner backwalls wherein the trim breaker conduit defines a conduit through the structural cabinet, and wherein the structural cabinet is hermetically sealed at the trim breaker conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul B. Allard, Mohamed Alshourbagy, Lakshya J. Deka, Eric J. Dherde, Gustavo Frattini, Alberto R. Gomes, Lynne F. Hunter, Giulia Marinello, Abhay Naik, Sanjesh Kumar Pathak, Jerry M. Visin
  • Publication number: 20190011172
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided herein that includes a cabinet defining a refrigerated compartment and a machine compartment. A compressor is disposed within the machine compartment and adapted to compress a refrigerant within a refrigerant line. A heat exchanger is positioned in communication with the compressor and is adapted to reject heat from a refrigerant into the machine compartment. A fan is disposed between the heat exchanger and compressor. The fan is adapted to draw air from an area adjacent the machine compartment and through the heat exchanger. A funnel is disposed between the heat exchanger and the fan and directs air toward the fan. A tunnel is disposed between the fan and the compressor and directs forced air from the fan toward the compressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lynne F. Hunter, Giulia Marinello, Sanjesh Kumar Pathak, Alberto R. Gomes
  • Publication number: 20180231296
    Abstract: A refrigeration appliance is provided herein. The refrigeration appliance includes a wrapper forming an exterior of the refrigeration appliance and a refrigeration compartment liner and a freezer compartment liner within the wrapper. The wrapper, the refrigeration compartment liner, and the freezer compartment liner are in a spaced apart configuration forming a refrigeration compartment and a freezer compartment. A door is configured to provide access to and seal the freezer compartment. The door has a seal around a periphery thereof. A mullion is disposed between the refrigeration compartment liner and the freezer compartment liner. The mullion includes a forward portion extending towards the freezer compartment. The forward portion includes at least one air-deflection surface. A fan is operably coupled with an evaporator and is configured to direct cooled air within the freezer compartment. The fan is offset from the evaporator and configured to direct air at the air-deflection surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Giulia Marinello, Sanjesh Kumar Pathak