Patents by Inventor Joseph T. Ferencevich

Joseph T. Ferencevich 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: 10791906
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber. At least one dish rack defines an interior and is located in the treating chamber. At least one set of tines is located within the interior of the dish rack. A tine angle adjustment assembly includes an adjuster plate movably coupled to the at least one dish rack. The adjuster plate includes at least one adjuster pin. An adjusting arm operably couples the set of tines to the at least one adjuster pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Feddema, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Venkat Vadlamani
  • Publication number: 20200305679
    Abstract: A dishwasher for treating dishes according to an automatic cycle of operation can include a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber receiving dishes for treatment and a spray system providing treating liquid to the treating chamber. A dish rack is located in the tub and has a bottom wall and at least a side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall. A depending portion extends downwardly from the bottom wall and is oriented at an angle to the bottom wall to define an incline angle. At least one spray tube is carried by the dish rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Steven B. Balinski, David Jason Brightbill, Frederick Thomas Roderick, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Ryan Kevin Roth, William J. Snell, Sujit S. Naik, Mark S. Feddema
  • Patent number: 10716449
    Abstract: A dishwasher for treating dishes according to an automatic cycle of operation can include a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber receiving dishes for treatment, a spray system providing treating liquid to the treating chamber, a low profile dish rack located in the tub and having a bottom wall and at least a side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall, with a depending portion extending downwardly from the bottom wall and oriented at an angle to the bottom wall to define an incline angle, and at least one spray tube carried by the dish rack and located below the bottom wall, the spray tube having nozzles emitting spray into the depending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Steven B. Balinski, David Jason Brightbill, Frederick Thomas Roderick, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Ryan Kevin Roth, William J. Snell, Sujit S. Naik, Mark S. Feddema
  • Publication number: 20200077865
    Abstract: A dishwasher can include a tub defining a treating chamber receiving dishes for treatment, a spray system providing treating liquid to the treating chamber, a first dish rack located in the tub and having a bottom wall with inclined portions configured to cradle a glass therebetween and prevent the glass from rolling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Barry E. Tuller, Steven B. Balinski, David Jason Brightbill, Frederick Thomas Roderick, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Ryan Kevin Roth, William J. Snell
  • Patent number: 10575709
    Abstract: A rack assembly for an automatic dishwasher having opposing side portions, at least two axles extending outwardly from each of the opposing side portions, and a roller wheel mounted to each axle. Each roller wheel roller wheel has a hub adapted to be fixedly attached to the axle, and a wheel rotatably mounted to the hub. A plurality of separators that define pockets is integrally molded with one of the hub or the wheel. Each pocket is adapted to contain one ball bearing such that no two adjacent ball bearings make contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald M. Nowell, Jr., Daniel W. Southworth, Matthew M. Hansen, Joseph T. Ferencevich
  • Publication number: 20200008648
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber. At least one dish rack defines an interior and is located in the treating chamber. At least one set of tines is located within the interior of the dish rack. A tine angle adjustment assembly includes an adjuster plate movably coupled to the at least one dish rack. The adjuster plate includes at least one adjuster pin. An adjusting arm operably couples the set of tines to the at least one adjuster pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Mark S. Feddema, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Venkat Vadlamani
  • Patent number: 10512385
    Abstract: A dishwasher can include a tub defining a treating chamber receiving dishes for treatment, a spray system providing treating liquid to the treating chamber, a first dish rack located in the tub and having a bottom wall tiered to form multiple levels defining an effective inclination angle for the bottom wall, and a second dish rack located below the first dish rack and having an inclined non-tiered bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Barry E. Tuller, Steven B. Balinski, David Jason Brightbill, Frederick Thomas Roderick, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Ryan Kevin Roth, William J. Snell
  • Publication number: 20190307312
    Abstract: A dish rack is supported for both selective movement into and out of a washing chamber of a dishwasher tub and vertically relative to the tub, with the vertical adjustment being made by manually grasping and shifting at least one frontal cross bar extending about a front wall of the dish rack to cause pivoting of first and second lever members extending along sides of the dish rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: HARSHAL J. BHAJAK, JOSEPH T. FERENCEVICH, GERALD J. MCNERNEY, THOMAS M. O'BRIEN, MIHIR PONKSHE, AMIT K. SHARMA
  • Patent number: 10426315
    Abstract: A dishwasher having a tub at least partially defining a wash chamber wherein the wash chamber has an access opening, having a first dishrack movably mounted to the tub, a second dishrack, and at least a first and second removable dishrack supported and having corresponding first and second sets of support elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Pugh, Michael Kahwaji, William J. Snell, Michael R. Mackay, Ameresh B. Viswanathan, Joseph T. Ferencevich
  • Publication number: 20190290094
    Abstract: A dishwasher for treating dishes according to an automatic cycle of operation can include a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber receiving dishes for treatment, a spray system providing treating liquid to the treating chamber, a low profile dish rack located in the tub and having a bottom wall and at least a side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall, with a depending portion extending downwardly from the bottom wall and oriented at an angle to the bottom wall to define an incline angle, and at least one spray tube carried by the dish rack and located below the bottom wall, the spray tube having nozzles emitting spray into the depending portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Steven B. Balinski, David Jason Brightbill, Frederick Thomas Roderick, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Ryan Kevin Roth, William J. Snell, Sujit S. Naik, Mark S. Feddema
  • Publication number: 20190208983
    Abstract: A rack assembly for an automatic dishwasher having opposing side portions, at least two axles extending outwardly from each of the opposing side portions, and a roller wheel mounted to each axle. Each roller wheel roller wheel has a hub adapted to be fixedly attached to the axle, and a wheel rotatably mounted to the hub. A plurality of separators that define pockets is integrally molded with one of the hub or the wheel. Each pocket is adapted to contain one ball bearing such that no two adjacent ball bearings make contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald M. Nowell, JR., Daniel W. Southworth, Matthew M. Hansen, Joseph T. Ferencevich
  • Patent number: 10342408
    Abstract: A dish rack is supported for both selective movement into and out of a washing chamber of a dishwasher tub and vertically relative to the tub, with the vertical adjustment being made by manually grasping and shifting at least one frontal cross bar extending above a front wall of the dish rack to cause pivoting of first and second lever members extending along sides of the dish rack. The side lever members cooperate with latching mechanisms to lift and retain the dish rack in a select raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Harshal J. Bhajak, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Gerald J. McNerney, Thomas M. O'Brien, Mihir Ponkshe, Amit K. Sharma
  • Patent number: 10292567
    Abstract: A rack assembly for an automatic dishwasher having opposing side portions, at least two axles extending outwardly from each of the opposing side portions, and a roller wheel mounted to each axle. Each roller wheel roller wheel has a hub adapted to be fixedly attached to the axle, and a wheel rotatably mounted to the hub. A plurality of separators that define pockets is integrally molded with one of the hub or the wheel. Each pocket is adapted to contain one ball bearing such that no two adjacent ball bearings make contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald M. Nowell, Jr., Daniel W. Southworth, Matthew M. Hansen, Joseph T. Ferencevich
  • Publication number: 20180256006
    Abstract: A rack assembly for an automatic dishwasher having opposing side portions, at least two axles extending outwardly from each of the opposing side portions, and a roller wheel mounted to each axle. Each roller wheel roller wheel has a hub adapted to be fixedly attached to the axle, and a wheel rotatably mounted to the hub. A plurality of separators that define pockets is integrally molded with one of the hub or the wheel. Each pocket is adapted to contain one ball bearing such that no two adjacent ball bearings make contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Ronald M. Nowell, JR., Daniel W. Southworth, Matthew M. Hansen, Joseph T. Ferencevich
  • Publication number: 20180235432
    Abstract: A dishwasher having a tub at least partially defining a wash chamber wherein the wash chamber has an access opening, having a first dishrack movably mounted to the tub, a second dishrack, and at least a first and second removable dishrack supported and having corresponding first and second sets of support elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Pugh, Michael Kahwaji, William J. Snell, Michael R. Mackay, Ameresh B. Viswanathan, Joseph T. Ferencevich
  • Publication number: 20180220862
    Abstract: A dishwasher can include a tub defining a treating chamber receiving dishes for treatment, a spray system providing treating liquid to the treating chamber, a first dish rack located in the tub and having a bottom wall tiered to form multiple levels defining an effective inclination angle for the bottom wall, and a second dish rack located below the first dish rack and having an inclined non-tiered bottom wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Barry E. Tuller, Steven B. Balinski, David Jason Brightbill, Frederick Thomas Roderick, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Ryan Kevin Roth, William J. Snell
  • Patent number: 10010239
    Abstract: An apparatus for the rack assembly of a dishwasher that includes opposing side portions, at least two axles extending outwardly from each of the opposing side portions, and a roller wheel mounted to each axle, wherein each roller wheel has ball bearings that enable at least a portion of the roller wheel to rotate about the axle. The rack assembly apparatus may be used for the upper or lower rack of the dishwasher. In case of the lower rack, the assembly may roll on the surface of the door. In case of the upper rack, the assembly may roll along guide rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald M. Nowell, Jr., Daniel W. Southworth, Matthew M. Hansen, Joseph T. Ferencevich
  • Publication number: 20180035866
    Abstract: An apparatus for the rack assembly of a dishwasher that includes opposing side portions, at least two axles extending outwardly from each of the opposing side portions, and a roller wheel mounted to each axle, wherein each roller wheel has ball bearings that enable at least a portion of the roller wheel to rotate about the axle. The rack assembly apparatus may be used for the upper or lower rack of the dishwasher. In case of the lower rack, the assembly may roll on the surface of the door. In case of the upper rack, the assembly may roll along guide rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Ronald M. Nowell, JR., Daniel W. Southworth, Matthew M. Hansen, Joseph T. Ferencevich
  • Publication number: 20170127906
    Abstract: A dish rack is supported for both selective movement into and out of a washing chamber of a dishwasher tub and vertically relative to the tub, with the vertical adjustment being made by manually grasping and shifting at least one frontal cross bar extending above a front wall of the dish rack to cause pivoting of first and second lever members extending along sides of the dish rack. The side lever members cooperate with latching mechanisms to lift and retain the dish rack in a select raised position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: HARSHAL J. BHAJAK, JOSEPH T. FERENCEVICH, GERALD J. MCNERNEY, THOMAS M. O'BRIEN, MIHIR PONKSHE, AMIT K. SHARMA
  • Patent number: 9596975
    Abstract: A dish rack is supported for both selective movement into and out of a washing chamber of a dishwasher tub and vertically relative to the tub, with the vertical adjustment being made by manually grasping and shifting at least one frontal cross bar extending above a front wall of the dish rack to cause pivoting of first and second lever members extending along sides of the dish rack. The side lever members cooperate with latching mechanisms to lift and retain the dish rack in a select raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Harshal J. Bhajak, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Gerald J. McNerney, Thomas M. O'Brien, Mihir Ponkshe, Amit K. Sharma