Patents by Inventor Luca Distaso

Luca Distaso 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: 20240053028
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes a body that defines a cooking cavity, a door that defines a storage pocket, and a partition. The door is movable relative to the body between a closed position, wherein the door covers an opening to the cooking cavity, and an open position, wherein access to the cooking cavity is provided. The partition is operable between a stowed condition, wherein the partition is disposed within the storage pocket defined by the door, and the use condition, wherein the partition is positioned within the cooking cavity and divides the cooking cavity into a first sub-cavity and a second sub-cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marco Casucci, Anna D'Angelo, Luca Distaso, Alessandro Gigante, Tushar A. Kalbande, Simone Polvara, Gaia Mannara
  • Patent number: 11898790
    Abstract: A trim breaker for sealing an outer wrapper of an appliance with an inner liner to form an insulation space therebetween is provided. The trim breaker includes a body including a rear wall, a first leg extending from the rear wall, and a second leg extending from the rear wall. The trim breaker also includes a front wall coupled with the body opposite the rear wall, wherein the front wall includes a channel extending inward toward the rear wall, and a chamber defined at least in part between the front wall and the rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek S. Awachat, Luca Distaso, Andrea Gasparoni, Pushpendra Prakash Mahajan, Vishal Shankar Marathe, Pushkal Singh, Nelson Rene Garcia-Polanco
  • Publication number: 20230408082
    Abstract: A separator circuit for a steam generation system. The separator circuit comprises a steamer connection tube and a liquid bin tube that extends vertically between a steam outlet for providing steam to a cavity of a cooking appliance and a recirculation tube for routing condensation back into the provided steam generation system. A slide tube is sloped downwardly from the steamer connection tube to the liquid bin tube for gravitationally accelerating condensation from the steamer connection tube through the liquid bin tube and into the recirculation tube. A vortex section is located between the slide tube and the liquid bin tube and includes a choke wall. The choke wall extends from a first end decreasing a cross-sectional flow path of the vortex section to a second end in a direction of the liquid bin tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2022
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Luca Distaso, Andrea Gasparoni, Luca Minetto, Giampiero Rossignolo
  • Publication number: 20230244127
    Abstract: A camera assembly includes an insulating block for mounting the camera against a surface in contact therewith and aligned with an opening through the surface. The insulating block defines an aperture therethrough, a lower side of the aperture being aligned with the opening in the surface. The assembly further includes a sink washer mounted to the insulating block in partial contact therewith and extending outward from the top side of the aperture. A camera is mounted to the sink washer and has a lens directed through the aperture in the insulating block and through the opening in the surface. A glass substrate is coupled within the lower side of the aperture to enclose an air gap within the aperture between the glass substrate and a housing of the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Luca Distaso, Elizabeth N. Kacpura, Adrian Pochojka
  • Publication number: 20230204222
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes a housing having walls defining an oven cavity, at least one wall defining a window to view into the oven cavity from an outer side of the housing, a camera arranged on the outer side and being positioned such that a lens of the camera has a visibility area through the window, and an insulation block having a foamed glass or ceramic body. The insulation block is positioned between the housing and the camera, and defines a channel within the foamed glass body corresponding to the visibility area of the lens extending from the camera to the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Margherita BASSO, Luca DISTASO, Daniele SACCHI
  • Publication number: 20230199287
    Abstract: A dedicated self-cleaning cycle for a camera for imaging a cavity of an oven is provided. An indication is received to perform a localized pyrolytic cycle to clean a view port glass protecting an image sensor of the camera from heat or detritus in the cavity of the oven. Responsive to the indication, a camera viewport heating element configured to provide localized heating to the view port glass is operated to perform the localized pyrolytic cycle. The camera is utilized to view the cavity of the oven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Margherita BASSO, Luca DISTASO
  • Publication number: 20220252333
    Abstract: A trim breaker for sealing an outer wrapper of an appliance with an inner liner to form an insulation space therebetween is provided. The trim breaker includes a body including a rear wall, a first leg extending from the rear wall, and a second leg extending from the rear wall. The trim breaker also includes a front wall coupled with the body opposite the rear wall, wherein the front wall includes a channel extending inward toward the rear wall, and a chamber defined at least in part between the front wall and the rear wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Abhishek S. Awachat, Luca Distaso, Andrea Gasparoni, Pushpendra Prakash Mahajan, Vishal Shankar Marathe, Pushkal Singh, Nelson Rene Garcia-Polanco
  • Patent number: 11346596
    Abstract: A trim breaker for sealing an outer wrapper of an appliance with an inner liner to form an insulation space therebetween is provided. The trim breaker includes a body including a rear wall, a first leg extending from the rear wall, and a second leg extending from the rear wall. The trim breaker also includes a front wall coupled with the body opposite the rear wall, wherein the front wall includes a channel extending inward toward the rear wall, and a chamber defined at least in part between the front wall and the rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Whirpool Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek S. Awachat, Luca Distaso, Andrea Gasparoni, Pushpendra Prakash Mahajan, Vishal Shankar Marathe, Pushkal Singh, Nelson Rene Garcia-Polanco
  • Publication number: 20210199368
    Abstract: A trim breaker for sealing an outer wrapper of an appliance with an inner liner to form an insulation space therebetween is provided. The trim breaker includes a body including a rear wall, a first leg extending from the rear wall, and a second leg extending from the rear wall. The trim breaker also includes a front wall coupled with the body opposite the rear wall, wherein the front wall includes a channel extending inward toward the rear wall, and a chamber defined at least in part between the front wall and the rear wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Abhishek S. Awachat, Luca Distaso, Andrea Gasparoni, Pushpendra Prakash Mahajan, Vishal Shankar Marathe, Pushkal Singh, Nelson Rene Garcia-Polanco