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: 20130276324
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for detecting the cycle termination of a household tumble dryer having sensors for measuring at least two different parameters related to the drying process. In a an example method for detecting the cycle termination of a household tumble dryer having sensors for measuring at least two different parameters related to a drying process, signals from the sensors are combined according to a predetermined algorithm in order to improve the accuracy of said detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: JAMES P. CAROW, JURIJ PADERNO, PAOLO SPRANZI
  • Publication number: 20130276326
    Abstract: A method for drying clothes in a household dryer having a drying chamber, a temperature sensor for monitoring temperature an air exhaust temperature from the chamber, and a control system for maintaining a temperature in the drying chamber close to a set point temperature by selecting the set point temperature on the basis of at least said based on the air exhaust temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: JAMES P. CAROW, JURIJ PADERNO, PAOLO SPRANZI
  • Patent number: 8555522
    Abstract: A method for operating a laundry treating appliance, such as a clothes dryer, having a treating chamber, an air system for supplying and exiting air from the treating chamber, a heating element for heating the air to the treating chamber, and a controller determining an inlet temperature used as a control input for a cycle of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan R. Bellinger, James P. Carow, Michele A. Paustian, David M. Williams
  • Patent number: 8528230
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance and method for controlling the operation of a laundry treating appliance comprising a treating chamber by determining the presence of a bulky laundry item based on image data of the laundry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Farhad Ashrafzadeh, James P. Carow, Shreecharan Kanchanavally
  • Patent number: 8528229
    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 motion condition of the laundry determined based on the imaging of the laundry. The operation of the laundry treating appliance may be based on the determined motion condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Farhad Ashrafzadeh, James P. Carow, Shreecharan Kanchanavally
  • Patent number: 8528228
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of determining the presence of a drying rack based on image data of the laundry located in a treating chamber of a laundry treating appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Farhad Ashrafzadeh, James P. Carow, Shreecharan Kanchanavally, Sathish Andrea Sundaram
  • Patent number: 8522452
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of operating a laundry treating appliance having a rotatable drum defining a laundry treating chamber. The laundry in the laundry treating chamber may be imaged and a state of dryness of the laundry determined based on the imaging of the laundry. The operation of the laundry treating appliance may be based on the determined state of dryness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Farhad Ashrafzadeh, James P. Carow, Shreecharan Kanchanavally, Sathish Andrea Sundaram
  • Patent number: 8365434
    Abstract: A method for controlling the operation of a dryer comprising dispensing a treating chemistry from a dispensing system into a treating chamber of the dryer based on an output from the environmental drying sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Carow, Ryan R. Bellinger, Francesco Jatta
  • Patent number: 8261466
    Abstract: An automatic clothes dryer having separately driven drum and blower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Latack, James P. Carow, Christopher A. Jones, William L. Frantz
  • Publication number: 20120096738
    Abstract: A method for operating a laundry treating appliance, such as a clothes dryer, having a treating chamber, an air system for supplying and exiting air from the treating chamber, a heating element for heating the air to the treating chamber, and a controller determining an inlet temperature used as a control input for a cycle of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: RYAN R. BELLINGER, JAMES P. CAROW, MICHELE A. PAUSTIAN, DAVID M. WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 8015726
    Abstract: An automatic clothes dryer comprises a cabinet defining an interior space in which is rotatably mounted a drum that defines a drying chamber, a heater assembly having a heating element for heating air, and a motor for rotating the drum. A blower is mounted within the interior space and is fluidly coupled to the drying chamber for moving heated air through the drying chamber. A first temperature sensor is mounted upstream of the heating element. A second temperature sensor is mounted downstream of the blower. Outputs from the temperature sensors are utilized with one or more methods to determine the air flow characteristics through the dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Carow, Mark E. Glotzbach
  • Publication number: 20110083338
    Abstract: A method for controlling the operation of a dryer comprising dispensing a treating chemistry from a dispensing system into a treating chamber of the dryer based on an output from the environmental drying sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: JAMES P. CAROW, RYAN R. BELLINGER, FRANCESCO JATTA
  • Patent number: 7913418
    Abstract: An automatic clothes dryer comprises a cabinet defining an interior space in which is rotatably mounted a drum that defines a drying chamber, a heater assembly having a heating element for heating air, and a motor for rotating the drum. A blower is mounted within the interior space and is fluidly coupled to the drying chamber for moving heated air through the drying chamber. A first temperature sensor is mounted upstream of the heating element. A second temperature sensor is mounted downstream of the blower. Outputs from the temperature sensors are utilized with one or more methods to determine the air flow characteristics through the dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Carow, Mark E. Glotzbach
  • Publication number: 20100205819
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of determining the presence of a drying rack based on image data of the laundry located in a treating chamber of a laundry treating appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: FARHAD ASHRAFZADEH, JAMES P. CAROW, SHREECHARAN KANCHANAVALLY, SATHISH ANDREA SUNDARAM
  • Publication number: 20100205823
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of operating a laundry treating appliance having a rotatable drum defining a laundry treating chamber. The laundry in the laundry treating chamber may be imaged and a fluffing state of the laundry determined based on the imaging of the laundry. The operation of the laundry treating appliance may be based on the determined fluffing state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: FARHAD ASHRAFZADEH, JAMES P. CAROW, SHREECHARAN KANCHANAVALLY, SATHISH ANDREA SUNDARAM
  • Publication number: 20100205820
    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: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: FARHAD ASHRAFZADEH, JAMES P. CAROW, SHREECHARAN KANCHANAVALLY
  • Publication number: 20100205825
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance and method for controlling the operation of a laundry treating appliance comprising a treating chamber by determining the presence of a bulky laundry item based on image data of the laundry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: FARHAD ASHRAFZADEH, JAMES P. CAROW, SHREECHARAN KANCHANAVALLY
  • Publication number: 20100205826
    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 motion condition of the laundry determined based on the imaging of the laundry. The operation of the laundry treating appliance may be based on the determined motion condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: FARHAD ASHRAFZADEH, JAMES P. CAROW, SHREECHARAN KANCHANAVALLY
  • Publication number: 20100205824
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of determining a fluffing state of laundry based on a determined temperature indicative of the surface of the laundry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: FARHAD ASHRAFZADEH, JAMES P. CAROW, LAYNE E. HEILMAN, SHREECHARAN KANCHANAVALLY
  • Publication number: 20100000112
    Abstract: A method for controlling the operation of a dryer comprising dispensing a treating chemistry from a dispensing system into a treating chamber of the dryer based on an output from the environmental drying sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: JAMES P. CAROW, RYAN R. BELLINGER, FRANCESCO JATTA