Patents by Inventor Juan Barrena

Juan Barrena 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: 11125484
    Abstract: An ice-maker provides a reversible AC motor whose direction is changed at a first and second stop positioning the tray in a filling position and an ice cubes discharging position, respectively. A bail arm may introduce an additional stop preventing discharge of ice when an ice bin is full. User controls may allow the user to set a water fill time based on local water pressure conditions. An ice tray incorporating an ice sensor may releasably connect to the ice-making machine for ready replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Chatelle, Juan Barrena
  • Publication number: 20190041112
    Abstract: An ice-maker provides a reversible AC motor whose direction is changed at a first and second stop positioning the tray in a filling position and an ice cubes discharging position, respectively. A bail ami may introduce an additional stop preventing discharge of ice when an ice bin is full. User controls may allow the user to set a water fill time based on local water pressure conditions. An ice tray incorporating an ice sensor may releasably connect to the ice-making machine for ready replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: WILLIAM D. CHATELLE, JUAN BARRENA
  • Publication number: 20190011167
    Abstract: An ice-tray for ice-making machines is formed by modular fabricated cups that can assembled together within a frame to create an ice-tray of arbitrary dimensions allowing a sharing of components among a variety of ice-tray sizes. Individual cups may include ice formation sensors or heaters or may be heated by an induction heating system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: ERIC K. LARSON, WILLIAM D. CHATELLE, JUAN BARRENA, Mark Edward Brewer, Dharman B. Kothari, Jarod Sulik
  • Patent number: 9443412
    Abstract: An integrated line voltage converter and microprocessor-controlled tone generator allow advanced alarm features to be implemented in standard appliances as powered by a high-voltage line power. An integrated switch may also be used to allow the addition of alarm features to standard appliances as a drop-in replacement for door switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Barrena, Andrew W. Tucker, Eric K. Larson, Jeffrey L. Prunty
  • Publication number: 20150221204
    Abstract: An integrated line voltage converter and microprocessor-controlled tone generator allow advanced alarm features to be implemented in standard appliances as powered by a high-voltage line power. An integrated switch may also be used to allow the addition of alarm features to standard appliances as a drop-in replacement for door switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: ILLIONIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Juan Barrena, Andrew W. Tucker, Eric K. Larson, Jeffrey L. Prunty
  • Patent number: 7420142
    Abstract: A power module to regulate delivery of power to one or more loads is disclosed. The module includes a logic circuit configured to generate one or more control signals indicative of the power level to be applied from an external power supply coupled to the power module to the one or more loads, an electromechanical device configured to electrically connect the external power supply to the one or more loads based on the one or more control signals from the logic circuit, a user-controlled circuit configured to provide a signal indicative of a power level to deliver to the one or more loads, the signal is based on input received from a user-controlled actuator configured to be placed in one of a plurality of positions corresponding to user-provided input, and a housing configured to receive the electromechanical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc
    Inventors: Juan Barrena, Eric K. Larson, David Gill
  • Patent number: 7304274
    Abstract: A user control generates a heat level input signal responsive to a user of a cooktop heating element. Logic generates an output signal having a duty cycle corresponding to the input signal. An electromechanical device connected to apply power from a source to the heating element in response to the output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Eric K. Larson, Juan Barrena
  • Publication number: 20070178728
    Abstract: A power module to regulate delivery of power to one or more loads is disclosed. The module includes a logic circuit configured to generate one or more control signals indicative of the power level to be applied from an external power supply coupled to the power module to the one or more loads, an electromechanical device configured to electrically connect the external power supply to the one or more loads based on the one or more control signals from the logic circuit, a user-controlled circuit configured to provide a signal indicative of a power level to deliver to the one or more loads, the signal is based on input received from a user-controlled actuator configured to be placed in one of a plurality of positions corresponding to user-provided input, and a housing configured to receive the electromechanical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Juan Barrena, Eric Larson, David Gill
  • Publication number: 20060207988
    Abstract: A user control generates a heat level input signal responsive to a user of a cooktop heating element. Logic generates an output signal having a duty cycle corresponding to the input signal. An electromechanical device connected to apply power from a source to the heating element in response to the output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventors: Eric Larson, Juan Barrena
  • Patent number: 6951997
    Abstract: A user control generates a heat level input signal responsive to a user of a cooktop heating element. Logic generates an output signal having a duty cycle corresponding to the input signal. An electromechanical device connected to apply power from a source to the heating element in response to the output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Ark-Les Corporation
    Inventors: Eric K. Larson, Juan Barrena
  • Publication number: 20040016747
    Abstract: A user control generates a heat level input signal responsive to a user of a cooktop heating element. Logic generates an output signal having a duty cycle corresponding to the input signal. An electromechanical device connected to apply power from a source to the heating element in response to the output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Inventors: Eric K. Larson, Juan Barrena