Patents by Inventor Joseph W. Adams

Joseph W. Adams 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: 20190024286
    Abstract: A washer and a control for an automatic washer to operate the washer through a wash cycle selected based upon a range of conditions of a fabric load to be washed. The control has a plurality of selectable stain type entrees, each with a particular dedicated wash cycle. The control also has dispensing control over at least two wash liquor additives, one being a detergent and the other being an oxidizing agent. The control operates the dedicated wash cycles, as selected, using both the detergent and the oxidizing agent; however, the detergent and the oxidizing agent may be dispensed differently, depending on the stain type selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: JOSEPH W. ADAMS, COLLEEN M. DOYLE, MICHAEL S. HENDRICKSON, JOEL A. LUCKMAN, TREMITCHEL WRIGHT, TIMOTHY N. AYKROYD, ROBERT D. RIEHLE
  • Publication number: 20180363214
    Abstract: A household cleaning appliance having a rotatable drum located within the interior and defining a treating chamber for receiving an article for treating and wherein a rotational axis of the drum is vertical and a method for operating the household cleaning appliance. The household cleaning appliance includes a dispensing system that includes and can be operated as a non-bulk dispensing system or as a bulk dispensing system in a household cleaning appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: COLLEEN M. DOYLE, MICHAEL S. HENDRICKSON, JOEL A. LUCKMAN, JOSEPH W. ADAMS, ERIC A. GALLAGHER, ERIK D. RIUTTA, AJAY SINGHAL, GUY STORMO
  • Patent number: 10138587
    Abstract: A household cleaning appliance having a rotatable drum located within the interior and defining a treating chamber for receiving an article for treating and wherein a rotational axis of the drum is vertical and a method for operating the household cleaning appliance. The household cleaning appliance includes a dispensing system that includes and can be operated as a non-bulk dispensing system or as a bulk dispensing system in a household cleaning appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Colleen M. Doyle, Michael S. Hendrickson, Joel A. Luckman, Joseph W. Adams, Eric A. Gallagher, Erik D. Riutta, Ajay Singhal, Guy Stormo
  • Patent number: 10094061
    Abstract: A washer and a control for an automatic washer to operate the washer through a wash cycle selected based upon a range of conditions of a fabric load to be washed. The control has a plurality of selectable stain type entrees, each with a particular dedicated wash cycle. The control also has dispensing control over at least two wash liquor additives, one being a detergent and the other being an oxidizing agent. The control operates the dedicated wash cycles, as selected, using both the detergent and the oxidizing agent; however, the detergent and the oxidizing agent may be dispensed differently, depending on the stain type selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Adams, Colleen M. Doyle, Michael S. Hendrickson, Joel A. Luckman, Tremitchel Wright, Timothy N. Aykroyd, Robert D. Riehle
  • Publication number: 20160215434
    Abstract: A household cleaning appliance having a rotatable drum located within the interior and defining a treating chamber for receiving an article for treating and wherein a rotational axis of the drum is vertical and a method for operating the household cleaning appliance. The household cleaning appliance includes a dispensing system that includes and can be operated as a non-bulk dispensing system or as a bulk dispensing system in a household cleaning appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: COLLEEN M. DOYLE, MICHAEL S. HENDRICKSON, JOEL A. LUCKMAN, JOSEPH W. ADAMS, ERIC A. GALLAGHER, ERIK D. RIUTTA, AJAY SINGHAL, GUY STORMO
  • Publication number: 20150368841
    Abstract: A washer and a control for an automatic washer to operate the washer through a wash cycle selected based upon a range of conditions of a fabric load to be washed. The control has a plurality of selectable stain type entrees, each with a particular dedicated wash cycle. The control also has dispensing control over at least two wash liquor additives, one being a detergent and the other being an oxidizing agent. The control operates the dedicated wash cycles, as selected, using both the detergent and the oxidizing agent; however, the detergent and the oxidizing agent may be dispensed differently, depending on the stain type selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: JOSEPH W. ADAMS, COLLEEN M. DOYLE, MICHAEL S. HENDRICKSON, JOEL A. LUCKMAN, TREMITCHEL WRIGHT, TIMOTHY N. AYKROYD, ROBERT D. RIEHLE
  • Patent number: 9091010
    Abstract: A washer and a control for an automatic washer to operate the washer through a wash cycle selected based upon a range of conditions of a fabric load to be washed. The control has a plurality of selectable stain type entrées, each with a particular dedicated wash cycle. The control also has dispensing control over at least two wash liquor additives, one being a detergent and the other being an oxidizing agent. The control operates the dedicated wash cycles, as selected, using both the detergent and the oxidizing agent, however, the detergent and the oxidizing agent may be dispensed in different orders and at different times and in different amounts, depending on the stain type selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Joel Adam Luckman, Timothy Nicholas Aykroyd, Tremitchell Wright, Michael Stephen Hendrickson, Colleen M. Doyle, Joseph W. Adams, Robert D. Riehle
  • Publication number: 20120279536
    Abstract: An automatic dishwasher having a rotatable sprayer includes a nozzle that may be selectively fluidly coupled to a fluid supply by a control valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: JOSEPH W. ADAMS, KRISTOPHER L. DELGADO, JORDAN R. FOUNTAIN, SATHISH A. SUNDARAM
  • Publication number: 20080276655
    Abstract: A washer and a control for an automatic washer to operate the washer through a wash cycle selected based upon a range of conditions of a fabric load to be washed. The control has a plurality of selectable stain type entrées, each with a particular dedicated wash cycle. The control also has dispensing control over at least two wash liquor additives, one being a detergent and the other being an oxidizing agent. The control operates the dedicated wash cycles, as selected, using both the detergent and the oxidizing agent, however, the detergent and the oxidizing agent may be dispensed in different orders and at different times and in different amounts, depending on the stain type selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: JOEL ADAM LUCKMAN, TIMOTHY NICHOLAS AYKROYD, TREMITCHELL WRIGHT, MICHAEL STEPHEN HENDRICKSON, COLLEEN M. DOYLE, JOSEPH W. ADAMS, ROBERT D. RIEHLE
  • Patent number: 6957865
    Abstract: An adjustable leg for a chair includes a leg housing, secured to a seat, that includes a threaded inner wall. A leg extension is received into the leg housing and includes external threaded portions that mate with the threaded inner wall. A tab in the leg housing cooperates with the external threaded portions and secures the leg extension at a predefined position in the leg housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Invacare Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Adams, Christopher H. Delgado
  • Publication number: 20040075327
    Abstract: Footrest apparatus for use on a wheel chair comprises: a footrest shaft comprising two tubular members coaxially aligned to accommodate a sliding of one of the two tubular members within the other for length adjustment of the shaft. One end of the footrest shaft is attachable to a structure of the wheel chair and a footrest plate is attachable to the footrest shaft at the other end. A plurality of inline, spaced apart, diametrically opposed pairs of apertures are provided along the sides of the other tubular shaft member. The one tubular shaft member includes a pair of diametrically opposed spring loaded pins which retract into and protrude through apertures at the outer surface thereof, the pins being aligned with the diametrically opposed aperture pairs of the other shaft member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventor: Joseph W. Adams
  • Patent number: 5530203
    Abstract: A multiple conductor composite electrical cable has a braided steel shield about internally disposed power wires and multiple signal wires arranged radially external of the steel shield, whereby magnetic lines of flux from the power wires are contained within a center axial core of the composite cable defined by the steel shield to eliminate signal interference caused by coupling of magnetic flux with signal conducting wires disposed radially external of the power wires and steel shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: Rotor Tool Company
    Inventors: Joseph W. Adams, Frederick S. Safran
  • Patent number: D245510
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1977
    Assignee: Bettcher Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Albert W. Herman, Joseph W. Adams
  • Patent number: D526517
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Invacare Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Adams, Christopher H. Delgado, Robert R. Bly, John D. Lescher