Patents by Inventor Michael S. Seeley

Michael S. Seeley 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: 20210024432
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a composting device including a housing defining an interior, and having a top wall defining an access opening providing access to the interior, a door moveable relative to the access opening between open/closed positions to selectively open/close the access opening, a trim bezel with a trim bezel opening, and a bin located within the interior and having a fill opening in communication with the trim bezel opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Abhishek P. Buzruk, Christopher C. Wilcox, Michael S. Seeley
  • Patent number: 10822289
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a composting device including a housing defining an interior with an access opening providing access to the interior, a composter bin located within the interior and in communication with the access opening, and a funnel assembly integrated with the access opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek P. Buzruk, Christopher C. Wilcox, Michael S. Seeley
  • Patent number: 10813529
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber with an access opening receiving dishes for treatment, a door moveable between an opened position and a closed position along a predetermined arc for selectively closing the access opening, the door having an interior side that faces the treating chamber in the closed position and an exterior side opposite the interior side and a handle extending from the exterior side of the door where a user may grasp the handle to move the door, and a method of using thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael W. Lagness, Rafael G. Reyes, Michael S. Seeley, Anthony B. Welsh
  • Publication number: 20200141095
    Abstract: A refrigeration apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a storage compartment, a compressor, a condenser coupled to the compressor, and an evaporator in communication with the condenser and the compressor. The evaporator comprises a first section and a second section. The first section is disposed in the storage compartment. The second section is in communication with the first section and extends outside the storage compartment. The second section is exposed to atmospheric air proximate the refrigeration apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael S. Seeley
  • Publication number: 20200087222
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a composting device including a housing defining an interior with an access opening providing access to the interior, a composter bin located within the interior and in communication with the access opening, and a funnel assembly integrated with the access opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Abhishek P. Buzruk, Christopher C. Wilcox, Michael S. Seeley
  • Patent number: 10501381
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a composting device including a housing defining an interior with an access opening providing access to the interior, a composter bin located within the interior and in communication with the access opening, and a funnel assembly integrated with the access opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek P. Buzruk, Christopher C. Wilcox, Michael S. Seeley
  • Publication number: 20190213419
    Abstract: Interactive display and rendering device, system and method for wine bottles are disclosed. An interactive wine management and display device and method using a scanning instrument capable of scanning information regarding a bottle of wine; an imaging instrument capable of collecting an image of at least a portion of a bottle of wine; a connection to a wine database containing information regarding wines; a connection to a database having images of wine bottles. The device is able to render the images as well as information on the wine to a display for user interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: MICHAEL S. SEELEY, KIRK W. GOODWIN
  • Patent number: 10281196
    Abstract: An appliance having an appliance cabinet has at least one food storage compartment and an accessory removably mounted within the food storage compartment. An integrated accessory interface having a horizontally extending channel defining an upwardly extending curvilinear cavity is disposed within the food storage compartment, and an upwardly extending curvilinear integral tab is disposed proximate an upper portion of the accessory. The curvilinear integral tab extending outwardly and upwardly from the accessory and adapted to engage the channel to removably mount and retain the accessory within the appliance cabinet, wherein the curvilinear integral tab of the accessory is rotationally received within the horizontally extending channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael S. Seeley
  • Patent number: 10157316
    Abstract: Interactive display and rendering device, system and method for wine bottles. are disclosed. An interactive wine management and display device and method using a scanning instrument capable of scanning information regarding a bottle of wine; an imaging instrument capable of collecting an image of at least a portion of a bottle of wine; a connection to a wine database containing information regarding wines; a connection to a database having images of wine bottles. The device is able to render the images as well as information on the wine to a display for user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Seeley, Kirk W. Goodwin
  • Publication number: 20180172338
    Abstract: An appliance having an appliance cabinet has at least one food storage compartment and an accessory removably mounted within the food storage compartment. An integrated accessory interface having a horizontally extending channel defining an upwardly extending curvilinear cavity is disposed within the food storage compartment, and an upwardly extending curvilinear integral tab is disposed proximate an upper portion of the accessory. The curvilinear integral tab extending outwardly and upwardly from the accessory and adapted to engage the channel to removably mount and retain the accessory within the appliance cabinet, wherein the curvilinear integral tab of the accessory is rotationally received within the horizontally extending channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael S. Seeley
  • Patent number: D818505
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Ammerman, Zachary A. Lownds, Jessica McConnell, Michael S. Seeley, Jason W. Tippetts
  • Patent number: D819092
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Ammerman, Zachary A. Lownds, Jessica McConnell, Michael S. Seeley, Jason W. Tippetts
  • Patent number: D829246
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Ammerman, Zachary A. Lownds, Jessica McConnell, Michael S. Seeley, Jason W. Tippetts
  • Patent number: D848493
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Ammerman, Zachary A. Lownds, Michael S. Seeley, Jason W. Tippetts
  • Patent number: D855435
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Hall, Zachary A. Lownds, Michael S. Seeley, Jason W. Tippetts, Rex Wilson, ZhaoYi Yin
  • Patent number: D866884
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: William K. Kangas, Praveen Poojary, Michael S. Seeley, Blayne C. Smith
  • Patent number: D882890
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Baldwin, Michael S. Seeley
  • Patent number: D894244
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Ammerman, Zachary A. Lownds, Jessica McConnell, Michael S. Seeley, Jason W. Tippetts
  • Patent number: D900417
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Baldwin, Michael S. Seeley
  • Patent number: D927101
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Baldwin, Michael S. Seeley