Patents by Inventor JUSTIN ZIRBES

JUSTIN ZIRBES 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: 10731287
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance can include a chassis defining an interior, with a tub and a drum provided in the interior to define a treating chamber for treating articles according to a cycle of operation. A door can selectively open an access opening in the chassis for accessing the treating chamber. The door can include a hinge assembly having a first hinge arm and a second hinge arm coupled to an actuator arm. Operation of a handle assembly can actuate the actuator arm and can selectively couple the first hinge arm at a first hinge or the second hinge arm at a second hinge to open the door in a first or second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy E. Heater, Nicholas E. Mawhorr, Jaroslav Ridilla, Justin Zirbes
  • Publication number: 20190145142
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance can include a chassis defining an interior, with a tub and a drum provided in the interior to define a treating chamber for treating articles according to a cycle of operation. A door can selectively open an access opening in the chassis for accessing the treating chamber. The door can include a hinge assembly having a first hinge arm and a second hinge arm coupled to an actuator arm. Operation of a handle assembly can actuate the actuator arm and can selectively couple the first hinge arm at a first hinge or the second hinge arm at a second hinge to open the door in a first or second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: TIMOTHY E. HEATER, NICHOLAS E. MAWHORR, JAROSLAV RIDILLA, JUSTIN ZIRBES