Patents by Inventor James P. Carow

James P. Carow 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: 20220282424
    Abstract: A heater arrangement for a multi-compartment appliance comprises a first heater, a second heater, and a relay. The first heater is disposed within a first airflow path for a first dryer compartment. The second heater is disposed within a second airflow path for a second dryer compartment. The relay interconnects, via an electrical harness, the first and second heaters. The relay, responsive to a demand for heat to the first dryer compartment and the first heater having a temperature being less than a target temperature, diverts power to the first heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason R. Savage, James P. Carow
  • Patent number: 11371182
    Abstract: A heater arrangement for a multi-compartment appliance comprises a first heater, a second heater, and a relay. The first heater is disposed within a first airflow path for a first dryer compartment. The second heater is disposed within a second airflow path for a second dryer compartment. The relay interconnects, via an electrical harness, the first and second heaters. The relay, responsive to a demand for heat to the first dryer compartment and the first heater having a temperature being less than a target temperature, diverts power to the first heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Jason R. Savage, James P. Carow
  • Publication number: 20210381956
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laundry treating appliance and method for controlling the operation of the laundry treating appliance by determining the surface area of the laundry based on image data of the laundry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: FARHAD ASHRAFZADEH, JAMES P. CAROW, SHREECHARAN KANCHANAVALLY
  • Patent number: 11124916
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laundry treating appliance and method for controlling the operation of the laundry treating appliance by determining the surface area of the laundry based on image data of the laundry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Farhad Ashrafzadeh, James P. Carow, Shreecharan Kanchanavally
  • Publication number: 20210215422
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance and method for controlling the operation of a laundry treating appliance having a rotatable drum at least partially defining a treating chamber for receiving laundry for treatment in accordance with a treating cycle of operation by determining the presence of a bulky laundry item based on image data of the laundry within the treating chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: FARHAD ASHRAFZADEH, JAMES P. CAROW, SHREECHARAN KANCHANAVALLY
  • Publication number: 20210140094
    Abstract: A method of drying laundry in a laundry treating appliance having a treating chamber in which the laundry is received for drying comprises moving the treating chamber to redistribute the laundry, supplying air to the treating chamber to define a supply air flow, exhausting the supplied air from the treating chamber to define an exhaust air flow, actuating a heater at full output to heat the air supplied to the treating chamber, turning the heater off, and maintaining a maximum evaporation rate for a duration of time by operating the heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: JAMES P. CAROW, MOEED MUKHTAR, SANJIDA TAMANNA
  • Patent number: 10995989
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance and method for controlling the operation of a laundry treating appliance having a rotatable drum at least partially defining a treating chamber for receiving laundry for treatment in accordance with a treating cycle of operation by determining the presence of a bulky laundry item based on image data of the laundry within the treating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Farhad Ashrafzadeh, James P. Carow, Shreecharan Kanchanavally
  • Publication number: 20210115620
    Abstract: A heater arrangement for a multi-compartment appliance comprises a first heater, a second heater, and a relay. The first heater is disposed within a first airflow path for a first dryer compartment. The second heater is disposed within a second airflow path for a second dryer compartment. The relay interconnects, via an electrical harness, the first and second heaters. The relay, responsive to a demand for heat to the first dryer compartment and the first heater having a temperature being less than a target temperature, diverts power to the first heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason R. Savage, James P. Carow
  • Patent number: 10907299
    Abstract: A heater arrangement for a multi-compartment appliance comprises a first heater, a second heater, and a relay. The first heater is disposed within a first airflow path for a first dryer compartment. The second heater is disposed within a second airflow path for a second dryer compartment. The relay interconnects, via an electrical harness, the first and second heaters. The relay, responsive to a demand for heat to the first dryer compartment and the first heater having a temperature being less than a target temperature, diverts power to the first heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Jason R. Savage, James P. Carow
  • Publication number: 20210025106
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance having a rotatable drum defining a laundry treating chamber, where the laundry in the laundry treating chamber may be imaged and a condition of the laundry determined based on the imaging of the laundry. A notification can be provided to a user based on the determined motion condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: FARHAD ASHRAFZADEH, JAMES P. CAROW, SHREECHARAN KANCHANAVALLY
  • Patent number: 10829886
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance having a rotatable drum defining a laundry treating chamber, where the laundry in the laundry treating chamber may be imaged and a condition of the laundry determined based on the imaging of the laundry. A notification can be provided to a user based on the determined motion condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Farhad Ashrafzadeh, James P. Carow, Shreecharan Kanchanavally
  • Patent number: 10815611
    Abstract: A method of drying laundry in a laundry treating appliance having a treating chamber in which the laundry is received for drying comprises moving the treating chamber to redistribute the laundry, supplying air to the treating chamber to define a supply air flow, exhausting the supplied air from the treating chamber to define an exhaust air flow, heating the air supplied to the treating chamber by actuating a heater at full output to define a first heating phase and then cycling the heater ON/OFF to define a second heating phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Carow, Moeed Mukhtar, Sanjida Tamanna
  • Publication number: 20200063331
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laundry treating appliance and method for controlling the operation of the laundry treating appliance by determining the surface area of the laundry based on image data of the laundry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: FARHAD ASHRAFZADEH, JAMES P. CAROW, SHREECHARAN KANCHANAVALLY
  • Patent number: 10472760
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laundry treating appliance and method for controlling the operation of the laundry treating appliance by determining the surface area of the laundry based on image data of the laundry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Farhad Ashrafzadeh, James P. Carow, Shreecharan Kanchanavally
  • Publication number: 20190145704
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance and method for controlling the operation of a laundry treating appliance having a rotatable drum at least partially defining a treating chamber for receiving laundry for treatment in accordance with a treating cycle of operation by determining the presence of a bulky laundry item based on image data of the laundry within the treating chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: FARHAD ASHRAFZADEH, JAMES P. CAROW, SHREECHARAN KANCHANAVALLY
  • Publication number: 20190062986
    Abstract: A method of drying laundry in a laundry treating appliance having a treating chamber in which the laundry is received for drying comprises moving the treating chamber to redistribute the laundry, supplying air to the treating chamber to define a supply air flow, exhausting the supplied air from the treating chamber to define an exhaust air flow, heating the air supplied to the treating chamber by actuating a heater at full output to define a first heating phase and then cycling the heater ON/OFF to define a second heating phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: James P. Carow, Moeed Mukhtar, Sanjida Tamanna
  • Patent number: 10215491
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance and method for controlling the operation of a laundry treating appliance having a rotatable drum at least partially defining a treating chamber for receiving laundry for treatment in accordance with a treating cycle of operation by determining the presence of a bulky laundry item based on image data of the laundry within the treating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Farhad Ashrafzadeh, James P. Carow, Shreecharan Kanchanavally
  • Publication number: 20190032271
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance having a rotatable drum defining a laundry treating chamber, where the laundry in the laundry treating chamber may be imaged and a condition of the laundry determined based on the imaging of the laundry. A notification can be provided to a user based on the determined motion condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: FARHAD ASHRAFZADEH, JAMES P. CAROW, SHREECHARAN KANCHANAVALLY
  • Patent number: 10138590
    Abstract: A method of drying laundry in a laundry treating appliance having a treating chamber in which the laundry is received for drying comprises moving the treating chamber to redistribute the laundry, supplying air to the treating chamber to define a supply air flow, exhausting the supplied air from the treating chamber to define an exhaust air flow, heating the air supplied to the treating chamber by actuating a heater at full output to define a first heating phase and then cycling the heater ON/OFF to define a second heating phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Carow, Moeed Mukhtar, Sanjida Tamanna
  • Patent number: 10113263
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance having a rotatable drum defining a laundry treating chamber, where the laundry in the laundry treating chamber may be imaged and a condition of the laundry determined based on the imaging of the laundry. A notification can be provided to a user based on the determined motion condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Farhad Ashrafzadeh, James P. Carow, Shreecharan Kanchanavally