Patents by Inventor Muhammad Khizar

Muhammad Khizar 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: 20210372691
    Abstract: An appliance liner includes a cap layer including a high-impact polystyrene and a colorant, the cap layer forming an exterior surface of the appliance liner. The appliance liner also includes a polymeric base layer including a high-impact polystyrene and positioned inwardly with respect to the cap layer to provide structural support to the cap layer; and a barrier film positioned inwardly with respect to the cap layer. The barrier film includes silk fibers within a polymer matrix to protect the cap layer from contaminant diffusion and deformation and reduce visible wrinkling in the cap layer during hot insulation filling. Methods for forming the appliance liner are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventor: Muhammad KHIZAR
  • Publication number: 20210355627
    Abstract: A sanitation system includes a drum configured to be positioned within a body of an appliance. The drum includes a lifter on an interior surface. A sanitation device is selectively disposed within the drum. The sanitation device includes a housing. A heatsink is integrally formed with the housing. The heatsink and the housing form an outer structure free of apertures. A sensor assembly is disposed within the outer structure. The sensor assembly includes a humidity sensor configured to sense humidity. A light source is disposed within the outer structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Muhammad Khizar
  • Patent number: 11175090
    Abstract: A method of making a liner for an appliance is provided that includes: mixing a polymeric capping layer precursor and a pigment additive; forming the capping layer precursor and the pigment additive into a capping layer at a capping layer formation temperature; and rolling the capping layer, a barrier layer and a polymeric base layer together to form a liner, each of the capping layer, the barrier layer and the base layer at about the capping layer formation temperature. Further, the liner comprises a capping region, a barrier region and a base region, the capping region comprising the pigment additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Ermanno Buzzi, Charles R. Cravens, Vincent D. Csapos, Muhammad Khizar
  • Publication number: 20210337634
    Abstract: A household appliance is configured to implement an automatic cycle of operation for treating an article. The household appliance includes a treating chamber configured to receive the article for treatment according to the automatic cycle of operation. A sump is fluidly coupled to the treating chamber. A liquid circuit is fluidly coupled to at least one of the treating chamber or the sump. An immersible heater is located within the sump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: MUHAMMAD KHIZAR, ERMANNO BUZZI, ANDREA CESARONI, TOWNSLEY R. CURTIS, MASSIMO GOBBETTI, TOLGA GONULLULEROGLU
  • Publication number: 20210285713
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a rear assembly panel coupled with an assembly cover panel that includes at least one vent. At least one circulation fan is positioned between the rear assembly panel and the assembly cover panel and is proximate the at least one vent. A filter is positioned between the rear assembly panel and the assembly cover panel and is coupled to a photocatalyst to form an activated carbon filter. A light-emitting diode (LED) panel assembly includes a plurality of LEDs positioned on the rear assembly panel and is positioned to project light on the activated carbon filter. An air circulation path extends through the at least one vent and the activated carbon filter and is configured to direct air along the air circulation path, and the activated carbon filter is configured to filter airborne bacteria and particulate matter from the air as the air passes through the activated carbon filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ermanno Buzzi, Gabriele Candiani, Alberto Cigada, Fabio Andrea Cigada, Luigi De Nardo, Muhammad Khizar, Maria Paola Pirovano
  • Patent number: 11085147
    Abstract: A sanitation device for an appliance is provided herein. The sanitation device includes a first housing. A sensor assembly is positioned within the housing. The sensor assembly is configured to detect humidity and temperature in the appliance. A light source is coupled to the sensor assembly where the light source emits ultraviolet light. A controller is coupled to the sensor assembly and configured to send and receive information from the sensor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Muhammad Khizar
  • Patent number: 11071176
    Abstract: A divider assembly is provided for dividing a cooking cavity of a microwave oven into two cooking subcavities. The divider assembly includes a first tempered glass panel, a metal frame extending around the periphery of the first tempered glass panel to support the first tempered glass panel, a honeycomb core positioned above the first tempered glass panel, a second tempered glass panel positioned above the honeycomb core, and a gasket extending around the periphery of the metal frame for engaging metal walls of the microwave oven, wherein the gasket includes small-diameter, long-length carbon nano-tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Muhammad Khizar, Vincent D. Csapos
  • Publication number: 20210184916
    Abstract: To improve the reliability of nodes that are utilized by a cloud computing provider, information about the entire lifecycle of nodes can be collected and used to predict when nodes are likely to experience failures based at least in part on early lifecycle errors. In one aspect, a plurality of failure issues experienced by a plurality of production nodes in a cloud computing system during a pre-production phase can be identified. A subset of the plurality of failure issues can be selected based at least in part on correlation with service outages for the plurality of production nodes during a production phase. A comparison can be performed between the subset of the plurality of failure issues and a set of failure issues experienced by a pre-production node during the pre-production phase. A risk score for the pre-production node can be calculated based at least in part on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Sanjay RAMANUJAN, Luke Rafael RODRIGUEZ, Muhammad Khizar QAZI, Aleksandr Mikhailovich GERSHAFT, Marwan Elias JUBRAN, Saurabh AGARWAL
  • Publication number: 20210177194
    Abstract: A microwavable dish having a body with a microwave-absorbing coating. A bottom of the microwavable dish or the microwave-absorbing coating defines or includes a dome portion. The microwave-absorbing coating can be coupled to or formed with the bottom of the microwavable dish. The microwave-absorbing coating provides heat to the body by transforming microwaves to heat. The microwave-absorbing coating can include a plurality of nubs, where each nub has a height and a nub diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: MUHAMMAD KHIZAR, MARK E. ECKLUND, CHRIS A. LUNDBERG, ERMANNO BUZZI
  • Publication number: 20210176829
    Abstract: A household appliance includes a treating chamber and a liquid sump. A liquid circuit fluidly couples the liquid sump and the treating chamber. An immersible laminate heater is located within the liquid sump. The immersible laminate heater includes a pair of electrodes and a structure including at least a first layer and a second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: MUHAMMAD KHIZAR, ERMANNO BUZZI
  • Patent number: 11022361
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet coupled to one or more doors forming a storage compartment. The refrigerator additionally includes a first fan assembly positioned on an interior surface of a first cabinet wall, and a second fan assembly positioned on the interior surface of a second cabinet wall. The first and second fan assemblies each include: two or more circulation fans; a filter coupled to a photocatalyst to form an activated filter; and a plurality of UV LEDs positioned to project light on the activated filter. An air circulation path is configured to direct air born bacteria and particulate matter within the storage compartment contemporaneously into the first and second fan assemblies using the two or more circulation fans and circulate filtered air into the storage compartment through the activated filter disposed in the air circulation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Ermanno Buzzi, Gabriele Candiani, Alberto Cigada, Fabio Andrea Cigada, Luigi De Nardo, Muhammad Khizar, Maria Paola Pirovano
  • Publication number: 20210123655
    Abstract: A refrigerating appliance includes at least one compartment having an open face. A closure is movable relative to the open face to selectively close the open face. An evaporator assembly is provided within the compartment. A multilayer de-icing composite having thermoresistive heating capabilities is provided on at least a portion of the evaporator assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: MUHAMMAD KHIZAR, ERMANNO BUZZI, ANDREA OLIVANI, MATTEO PARNISARI
  • Publication number: 20210116166
    Abstract: A method of making a liner for an appliance is provided. The method includes mixing a polymeric capping layer precursor and a pigment additive to form a color capping layer. The method also includes extruding a polymeric base resin to form a polymeric base layer at a base layer formation temperature. The method further includes laminating the polymeric base layer and the color capping layer to form the liner at about the base layer formation temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vincent D. Csapos, Mario J. Godinho, Muhammad Khizar
  • Patent number: 10907888
    Abstract: A method of making a liner for an appliance is provided. The method includes mixing a polymeric capping layer precursor and a pigment additive to form a color capping layer. The method also includes extruding a polymeric base resin to form a polymeric base layer at a base layer formation temperature. The method further includes laminating the polymeric base layer and the color capping layer to form the liner at about the base layer formation temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent D. Csapos, Mario J. Godinho, Muhammad Khizar
  • Publication number: 20210010183
    Abstract: A laundry chemistry dispenser for an appliance includes a base having an inner surface and an outer surface. A plurality of sidewalls extends from the base to define an interior cavity. Each sidewall of the plurality of sidewalls includes an inner surface and an outer surface. A coating is at least partially disposed on the inner surface of the base and the inner surface of each sidewall of the plurality of sidewalls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Muhammad Khizar
  • Publication number: 20200255939
    Abstract: A household appliance can include a treating chamber configured to receive an article for treatment according to a cycle of operation of the household appliance, as well as a coating on at least a portion of the treating chamber. The coating can be configured to provide at least hydrophobicity characteristics to the treating chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: MUHAMMAD KHIZAR, ERMANNO BUZZI
  • Publication number: 20200217516
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure generally relate to a cooking appliance that can include a cooking chamber and at least one additional component. The component can include a component body defining a surface thermally confronting the cooking chamber. In addition, the component can also include a multi-layered composite on the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: MUHAMMAD KHIZAR, ERMANNO BUZZI
  • Publication number: 20200163172
    Abstract: A liner for a crisp plate includes ceramic nanoparticles and a polymer material combined with the ceramic nanoparticles to provide a mixture. A network of carbon nanotubes is embedded within the mixture to form a composite matrix, wherein the carbon nanotubes are unidirectionally aligned within the composite matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Muhammad Khizar, Ermanno Buzzi
  • Publication number: 20200102695
    Abstract: A sanitation device for an appliance is provided herein. The sanitation device includes a first housing. A sensor assembly is positioned within the housing. The sensor assembly is configured to detect humidity and temperature in the appliance. A light source is coupled to the sensor assembly where the light source emits ultraviolet light. A controller is coupled to the sensor assembly and configured to send and receive information from the sensor assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Muhammad Khizar
  • Publication number: 20200072527
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet coupled to one or more doors forming a storage compartment and an air purifying duct system positioned in the storage compartment. The air purifying duct system includes an air duct in fluid communication with the storage compartment; a fan configured to circulate air between the storage compartment and air duct; a photocatalyst disposed on a portion of the interior surface; one or more LEDs positioned to project light across the air duct and onto the photocatalyst; and an air circulation path configured to direct pathogens within the storage compartment into the air duct using the fan and circulate purified air into the storage compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mehmet Ali Acar, Muhammad Khizar, Andrea Olivani, Matteo Parnisari