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: 20180132695
    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: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Michael W. Lagness, Rafael G. Reyes, Michael S. Seeley, Anthony B. Welsh
  • Publication number: 20180096207
    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: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: MICHAEL S. SEELEY, KIRK W. GOODWIN
  • Patent number: 9888828
    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 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael W. Lagness, Rafael G. Reyes, Michael S. Seeley, Anthony B. Welsh
  • Publication number: 20170334800
    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: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Abhishek P. Buzruk, Christopher C. Wilcox, Michael S. Seeley
  • Patent number: 9752821
    Abstract: A storage member vertical adjustment mechanism for an appliance includes a concealed vertical track system that is positioned within an appliance cabinet. The vertical track system includes a retaining member and a concealing flange that extends parallel with and conceals the retaining member with an adjustment region defined therebetween. A storage member has an engagement structure that cooperatively engages the adjustment region. The engagement structure includes a laterally-extending vertical flange that engages the concealing flange and the retaining member in a vertical adjustment state and alternatively engages the retaining member in the vertically secured positions. The retaining member and the concealing flange laterally support the laterally-extending vertical flange within the adjustment region such that the engagement structure of the storage member is selectively inserted and removed from the adjustment region through one of the top and bottom receiving apertures of the adjustment region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Michael S. Seeley
  • Patent number: 9717393
    Abstract: A household appliance, such as dishwasher, includes a bulk unit-dose dispenser configured to hold multiple unit doses of treating chemistry and dispense the treating chemistry at the appropriate time in a cycle of operation. The bulk unit-dose dispenser can include a multiple compartments moveable along a track, and the compartments can be sequentially moved into registry with a dispensing opening of the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kristopher L. Delgado, Michael I Hirsh, Nathan W. Kryglowski, Rafael G. Reyes, Michael S. Seeley, Barry E. Tuller, Chad T. Vanderroest
  • Patent number: 9702619
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method of illumination relative to an appliance. A programmable controller activates one or more light sources automatically based on a trigger or sensed condition. The controller dynamically adjusts the one or more light sources in a closed loop fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Kendall, Randell L. Jeffery, Michael S. Seeley
  • Publication number: 20170115052
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method of illumination relative to an appliance. A programmable controller activates one or more light sources automatically based on a trigger or sensed condition. The controller dynamically adjusts the one or more light sources in a closed loop fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: James W. Kendall, Randell L. Jeffery, Michael S. Seeley
  • Patent number: 9629516
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a rack assembly with a modular handle for allowing a user to grasp and pull out the rack. The modular handle includes a front piece, a rear body, and two end caps, which fit together to form an aesthetically pleasing handle suitable for the temperature and humidity in a dishwasher environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: David H. Chen, Demetrius J. Schaaf, Michael S. Seeley, Jeffrey R. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20170102179
    Abstract: A storage member vertical adjustment mechanism for an appliance includes a concealed vertical track system that is positioned within an appliance cabinet. The vertical track system includes a retaining member and a concealing flange that extends parallel with and conceals the retaining member with an adjustment region defined therebetween. A storage member has an engagement structure that cooperatively engages the adjustment region. The engagement structure includes a laterally-extending vertical flange that engages the concealing flange and the retaining member in a vertical adjustment state and alternatively engages the retaining member in the vertically secured positions. The retaining member and the concealing flange laterally support the laterally-extending vertical flange within the adjustment region such that the engagement structure of the storage member is selectively inserted and removed from the adjustment region through one of the top and bottom receiving apertures of the adjustment region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael S. Seeley
  • Publication number: 20170049295
    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 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: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Michael W. Lagness, Rafael G. Reyes, Michael S. Seeley, Anthony B. Welsh
  • Patent number: 9572428
    Abstract: A storage member vertical adjustment mechanism for an appliance includes a concealed vertical track system that is positioned within an appliance cabinet. The vertical track system includes a retaining member and a concealing flange that extends parallel with and conceals the retaining member with an adjustment region defined therebetween. A storage member has an engagement structure that cooperatively engages the adjustment region. The engagement structure includes a laterally-extending vertical flange that engages the concealing flange and the retaining member in a vertical adjustment state and alternatively engages the retaining member in the vertically secured positions. The retaining member and the concealing flange laterally support the laterally-extending vertical flange within the adjustment region such that the engagement structure of the storage member is selectively inserted and removed from the adjustment region through one of the top and bottom receiving apertures of the adjustment region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Michael S. Seeley
  • Publication number: 20160278519
    Abstract: A storage member vertical adjustment mechanism for an appliance includes a concealed vertical track system that is positioned within an appliance cabinet. The vertical track system includes a retaining member and a concealing flange that extends parallel with and conceals the retaining member with an adjustment region defined therebetween. A storage member has an engagement structure that cooperatively engages the adjustment region. The engagement structure includes a laterally-extending vertical flange that engages the concealing flange and the retaining member in a vertical adjustment state and alternatively engages the retaining member in the vertically secured positions. The retaining member and the concealing flange laterally support the laterally-extending vertical flange within the adjustment region such that the engagement structure of the storage member is selectively inserted and removed from the adjustment region through one of the top and bottom receiving apertures of the adjustment region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael S. Seeley
  • Patent number: D777226
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Jessica R. McConnell, Daniel H. Quinlan, Kelly E. Roche, Michael S. Seeley
  • Patent number: D779569
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Jessica R. McConnell, Daniel Henry Quinlan, Michael S. Seeley, Kelly E. Roche
  • Patent number: D784633
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: William K. Kangas, Praveen Poojary, Michael S. Seeley, Blayne C. Smith
  • Patent number: D799762
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Baldwin, Michael S. Seeley, Ameresh B. Viswanathan
  • Patent number: D808598
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Baldwin, Michael S. Seeley
  • Patent number: D809573
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Jessica R. McConnell, Daniel Henry Quinlan, Kelly E. Roche, 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