Patents by Inventor Martino BONDI

Martino BONDI 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: 11987921
    Abstract: A laundry treatment appliance comprising: a fresh water supply; a treatment chamber; a water softener; a liquid delivery system connected to the water supply, the water softener, and a treatment agent delivery system configured to store a water-soluble treating agent pod and/or a steam generator. The liquid delivery system is configured to supply fresh water from the water supply or soft water from the water softener into the treatment chamber. The appliance can perform one or more treatment cycles including at least one of: a first cycle in which the process liquid supplied by said process liquid delivery system further includes laundry treatment agents contained in the pod, and a second cycle in which the steam generator is activated to steam into the treatment chamber. The appliance further comprises a control unit to activate the water softener to provide the process liquid delivery system with soft water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Andrea Zattin, Martino Bondi
  • Patent number: 11982033
    Abstract: A method for controlling a laundry washing machine. The method includes: performing a tub loading process comprising operating supply valve(s) to provide a first volume of water through a detergent supply system and into a tub to fill the tub with wash liquid; performing a washing process comprising rotating a drum to agitate laundry in in the presence of the wash liquid; performing a static rinsing process comprising operating a pump to remove a free volume of wash liquid from the tub without rotating the drum; and performing one or more rinsing processes comprising: operating the supply valve(s) to provide a volume of clean rinse water to the tub, operating the pump to remove the rinse water from the drum, and operating the motor to spin the drum at high speed to extract rinse water from the laundry, while continuing to operate the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Allison White, Martino Bondi, Yihong Li, Elisa Stabon, Alberto Lucchetta
  • Patent number: 11905636
    Abstract: A method for operating a laundry machine having a rotatable drum a tub enclosing said drum; a water supply; a control unit a laundry treatment agent dispensing device configured to hold and deliver at least one of a laundry detergent and a laundry softener; and a control system configured to provide a softener signal that alternately assumes a first value indicating that no laundry softener will be delivered, and a second value indicating that laundry softener will be delivered. The method comprises: performing a washing phase in which detergent is delivered into the tub; and performing a number of rinsing phases wherein detergent from the washing phase is removed using water from said water supply apparatus, wherein the control unit sets the number of rinsing phases according to whether the softener signal assumes the first value or the second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Andrea Zattin, Martino Bondi, Elisa Stabon
  • Publication number: 20230193542
    Abstract: A method for controlling a laundry washing machine. The method includes: performing a tub loading process comprising operating supply valve(s) to provide a first volume of water through a detergent supply system and into a tub to fill the tub with wash liquid; performing a washing process comprising rotating a drum to agitate laundry in in the presence of the wash liquid; performing a static rinsing process comprising operating a pump to remove a free volume of wash liquid from the tub without rotating the drum; and performing one or more rinsing processes comprising: operating the supply valve(s) to provide a volume of clean rinse water to the tub, operating the pump to remove the rinse water from the drum, and operating the motor to spin the drum at high speed to extract rinse water from the laundry, while continuing to operate the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Allison White, Martino Bondi, Yihong Li, Elisa Stabon, Alberto Lucchetta
  • Patent number: 11598040
    Abstract: A method for controlling a laundry washing machine. The method includes: performing a tub loading process comprising operating supply valve(s) to provide a first volume of water through a detergent supply system and into a tub to fill the tub with wash liquid; performing a washing process comprising rotating a drum to agitate laundry in in the presence of the wash liquid; performing a static rinsing process comprising operating a pump to remove any free volume of wash liquid from the tub without rotating the drum; and performing one or more rinsing processes comprising: operating the supply valve(s) to provide a volume of clean rinse water to the tub, operating the pump to remove the rinse water from the drum, and operating the motor to spin the drum at high speed to extract rinse water from the laundry, while continuing to operate the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Allison White, Martino Bondi, Yihong Li, Elisa Stabon, Alberto Lucchetta
  • Publication number: 20220333288
    Abstract: A laundry treatment appliance comprising: a fresh water supply; a treatment chamber; a water softener; a liquid delivery system connected to the water supply, the water softener, and a treatment agent delivery system configured to store a water-soluble treating agent pod and/or a steam generator. The liquid delivery system is configured to supply fresh water from the water supply or soft water from the water softener into the treatment chamber. The appliance can perform one or more treatment cycles including at least one of: a first cycle in which the process liquid supplied by said process liquid delivery system further includes laundry treatment agents contained in the pod, and a second cycle in which the steam generator is activated to steam into the treatment chamber. The appliance further comprises a control unit to activate the water softener to provide the process liquid delivery system with soft water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Andrea Zattin, Martino Bondi
  • Publication number: 20220333287
    Abstract: A laundry treatment appliance having a laundry treatment chamber adapted to receive laundry to be treated, a treatment agent delivery system configured to store an amount of treatment agent sufficient for performing a plurality of treatment cycles, and to deliver a treatment agent dose towards the laundry treatment chamber, the treatment agent dose being a fraction of the stored amount of treatment agent, a water supply unit configured to supply fresh water having a first level of hardness to the laundry treatment appliance, and a water softening system configured to selectively receive the fresh water from the water supply unit and to selectively provide softened water having a second level of hardness lower than the first level of hardness to said treatment agent delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Andrea Zattin, Martino Bondi
  • Publication number: 20220213633
    Abstract: A method for operating a laundry machine having a rotatable drum a tub enclosing said drum; a water supply; a control unit a laundry treatment agent dispensing device configured to hold and deliver at least one of a laundry detergent and a laundry softener; and a control system configured to provide a softener signal that alternately assumes a first value indicating that no laundry softener will be delivered, and a second value indicating that laundry softener will be delivered. The method comprises: performing a washing phase in which detergent is delivered into the tub; and performing a number of rinsing phases wherein detergent from the washing phase is removed using water from said water supply apparatus, wherein the control unit sets the number of rinsing phases according to whether the softener signal assumes the first value or the second value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Andrea Zattin, Martino Bondi, Elisa Stabon
  • Publication number: 20220162790
    Abstract: A method for washing laundry in a laundry washing machine comprising a washing tub external to a washing drum and an electrical conductivity detecting device. The method comprises the steps of comparing a first measured conductivity with a first threshold and comparing a second measured conductivity with a second threshold for performing one or more actions based on the result of said first comparison step and/or said second comparison step. The value of said second threshold is lower than the value of said first threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Andrea Zattin, Martino Bondi
  • Publication number: 20220154378
    Abstract: A method for washing laundry in a laundry washing machine comprising a washing tub external to a washing drum and a turbidity detecting device. The method comprises determining the soil level of the laundry by means of measurement of turbidity through the turbidity detecting device and performing at least one soil removal phase if the soil level is high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Andrea Zattin, Martino Bondi
  • Publication number: 20220154382
    Abstract: A laundry treatment appliance having a rotatable drum, an electric motor; at least one compartment to contain multiple doses of treatment agent, and a control unit The control unit is configured to, before delivering water: rotate the drum with a predefined speed profile comprising an accelerating ramp speed profile portion and a constant speed profile portion; estimate the amount of laundry load according to one or more parameters of the electric motor acquired during the drum rotation with the predefined speed profile; and according to said estimate, determine a treatment agent dose to be used during the selected laundry treatment cycle. The control unit is configured to, after determining the treatment agent dose, deliver water to the laundry load, and deliver the determined treatment agent dose to the laundry load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Daniele Beninato, Andrea Mazzon, Martino Bondi, Andrea Zattin, Elisa Stabon
  • Publication number: 20210310170
    Abstract: A method for controlling a laundry washing machine. The method includes: performing a tub loading process comprising operating supply valve(s) to provide a first volume of water through a detergent supply system and into a tub to fill the tub with wash liquid; performing a washing process comprising rotating a drum to agitate laundry in in the presence of the wash liquid; performing a static rinsing process comprising operating a pump to remove any free volume of wash liquid from the tub without rotating the drum; and performing one or more rinsing processes comprising: operating the supply valve(s) to provide a volume of clean rinse water to the tub, operating the pump to remove the rinse water from the drum, and operating the motor to spin the drum at high speed to extract rinse water from the laundry, while continuing to operate the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Allison White, Martino Bondi, Yihong Li, Elisa Stabon, Alberto Lucchetta
  • Patent number: 11131048
    Abstract: A method for controlling a laundry washing machine. The method includes: performing a tub loading process comprising operating supply valve(s) to provide a first volume of water through a detergent supply system and into a tub to fill the tub with wash liquid; performing a washing process comprising rotating a drum to agitate laundry in the presence of the wash liquid; performing a static rinsing process comprising operating a pump to remove any free volume of wash liquid from the tub without rotating the drum; and performing one or more rinsing processes comprising: operating the supply valve(s) to provide a volume of clean rinse water to the tub, operating the pump to remove the rinse water from the drum, and operating the motor to spin the drum at high speed to extract rinse water from the laundry, while continuing to operate the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Allison White, Martino Bondi, Yihong Li, Elisa Stabon, Alberto Lucchetta
  • Publication number: 20210254255
    Abstract: A laundry appliance having a treatment chamber and a control unit configured to perform a first set of phases of a selected treatment cycle using a dose of a treatment agent, and a treatment agent delivering device. The control unit is further configured to: receive a first command that enables the delivering device and thereupon: calculate a first amount of treatment agent, and cause the delivering device to deliver the dose to the laundry treatment chamber; and, upon receiving a second command for an intensive treatment mode: cause the laundry appliance to perform a second set of phases in addition to said first set of phases, and calculate a second amount of treatment agent when both the first and second commands are received, so that said dose comprises said first amount of treatment agent plus said second amount of treatment agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Martino Bondi, Paolo Driussi, Paolo Quattrin, Andrea Zattin, Elisa Stabon, Andrea Mazzon
  • Publication number: 20210254254
    Abstract: A laundry treatment appliance having: a drawer comprising first and second compartments each being adapted to contain multiple doses of a treatment agent for laundry treatment, first and second pumps adapted to draw up treatment agent doses from the first and second compartments, respectively, and a control unit for controlling the first and second pumps, wherein the control unit is configured to cause the first and second pumps to coordinately draw up the treatment agent doses over at least one washing cycle by determining a gradual concurrent emptying of the first and second compartments over said at least one washing cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Paolo Driussi, Paolo Quattrin, Martino Bondi, Andrea Zattin, Elisa Stabon, Andrea Mazzon
  • Publication number: 20200087828
    Abstract: A method for controlling a laundry washing machine. The method includes: performing a tub loading process comprising operating supply valve(s) to provide a first volume of water through a detergent supply system and into a tub to fill the tub with wash liquid; performing a washing process comprising rotating a drum to agitate laundry in in the presence of the wash liquid; performing a static rinsing process comprising operating a pump to remove any free volume of wash liquid from the tub without rotating the drum; and performing one or more rinsing processes comprising: operating the supply valve(s) to provide a volume of clean rinse water to the tub, operating the pump to remove the rinse water from the drum, and operating the motor to spin the drum at high speed to extract rinse water from the laundry, while continuing to operate the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Allison White, Martino Bondi, Yihong Li, Elisa Stabon, Alberto Lucchetta
  • Patent number: 9702079
    Abstract: A washing machine (1) comprises a tub (2) and a draining circuit (16). The draining circuit (16) is fluidly connected to a lower portion of the tub (2). A valve (26) is arranged between the tub (2) and the draining circuit (16) and a recirculation circuit (10) is fluidly connected to the tub (2) for re-circulating fluid from a lower portion of the tub into the tub. An inlet (14) of the recirculation circuit (10) is positioned downstream of the valve (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Martino Bondi, Enrico De Michieli
  • Publication number: 20140083145
    Abstract: A washing machine includes a tub (2), a draining circuit (16) fluidly connected to the tub (2) for draining fluid from the tub (2), a recirculation circuit (10) fluidly connected to a lower portion of the tub (2) for recirculating fluid from the lower portion of the tub (2) into the tub, and a filter element (28, 28?, 28?) at an inlet (14) of the recirculation circuit (10) for preventing foreign objects from entering the recirculation circuit. The filter element (28, 28?, 28?) includes at least one filter aperture for letting fluid pass. The at least one filter aperture extends to a lateral border of the filter element (28, 28?, 28?), such that the at least one filter aperture comprises an opening in its perimeter and/or the at least one filter aperture (34a-e) forms a-at least two filter fingers (35a-d, 35a?-d?, 35a?-f?) spaced from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventor: Martino Bondi
  • Publication number: 20120125056
    Abstract: A washing machine (1) comprises a tub (2) and a draining circuit (16). The draining circuit (16) is fluidly connected to a lower portion of the tub (2). A valve (26) is arranged between the tub (2) and the draining circuit (16) and a recirculation circuit (10) is fluidly connected to the tub (2) for re-circulating fluid from a lower portion of the tub into the tub. An inlet (14) of the recirculation circuit (10) is positioned downstream of the valve (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Martino BONDI, Enrico DE MICHIELI