Patents by Inventor Nancy E. Chandrasekaran

Nancy E. Chandrasekaran 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: 20220202230
    Abstract: A tea maker includes a brewing unit which defines a vessel having an upper opening with a spout disposed thereon. A lid assembly is removeably received on the upper opening of the vessel and includes a steeping tube. The steeping tube extends downwardly from the lid assembly into the vessel when the lid assembly is received on the upper opening of the vessel. An articulating filter assembly is coupled to the lid assembly and includes a filter plate that is operable between an extended position and a retracted position. The filter plate is configured to contact an inner surface of the vessel when the filter plate is in the extended position. A biasing member is configured to bias the filter plate towards the extended position for filtering a brewed tea mixture as the mixture is poured through the upper opening of the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin J. Beber, Nancy E. Chandrasekaran, Ben C. Shao
  • Patent number: 11297972
    Abstract: A tea maker includes a brewing unit which defines a vessel having an upper opening with a spout disposed thereon. A lid assembly is removeably received on the upper opening of the vessel and includes a steeping tube. The steeping tube extends downwardly from the lid assembly into the vessel when the lid assembly is received on the upper opening of the vessel. An articulating filter assembly is coupled to the lid assembly and includes a filter plate that is operable between an extended position and a retracted position. The filter plate is configured to contact an inner surface of the vessel when the filter plate is in the extended position. A biasing member is configured to bias the filter plate towards the extended position for filtering a brewed tea mixture as the mixture is poured through the upper opening of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin J. Beber, Nancy E. Chandrasekaran, Ben C. Shao
  • Publication number: 20200029724
    Abstract: A tea maker includes a brewing unit which defines a vessel having an upper opening with a spout disposed thereon. A lid assembly is removeably received on the upper opening of the vessel and includes a steeping tube. The steeping tube extends downwardly from the lid assembly into the vessel when the lid assembly is received on the upper opening of the vessel. An articulating filter assembly is coupled to the lid assembly and includes a filter plate that is operable between an extended position and a retracted position. The filter plate is configured to contact an inner surface of the vessel when the filter plate is in the extended position. A biasing member is configured to bias the filter plate towards the extended position for filtering a brewed tea mixture as the mixture is poured through the upper opening of the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin J. Beber, Nancy E. Chandrasekaran, Ben C. Shao
  • Patent number: 10517419
    Abstract: A tea maker includes a brewing unit which defines a vessel having an upper opening with a spout disposed thereon. A lid assembly is removeably received on the upper opening of the vessel and includes a steeping tube. The steeping tube extends downwardly from the lid assembly into the vessel when the lid assembly is received on the upper opening of the vessel. An articulating filter assembly is coupled to the lid assembly and includes a filter plate that is operable between an extended position and a retracted position. The filter plate is configured to contact an inner surface of the vessel when the filter plate is in the extended position. A biasing member is configured to bias the filter plate towards the extended position for filtering a brewed tea mixture as the mixture is poured through the upper opening of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin J. Beber, Nancy E. Chandrasekaran, Ben C. Shao
  • Publication number: 20170049260
    Abstract: A tea maker includes a brewing unit which defines a vessel having an upper opening with a spout disposed thereon. A lid assembly is removeably received on the upper opening of the vessel and includes a steeping tube. The steeping tube extends downwardly from the lid assembly into the vessel when the lid assembly is received on the upper opening of the vessel. An articulating filter assembly is coupled to the lid assembly and includes a filter plate that is operable between an extended position and a retracted position. The filter plate is configured to contact an inner surface of the vessel when the filter plate is in the extended position. A biasing member is configured to bias the filter plate towards the extended position for filtering a brewed tea mixture as the mixture is poured through the upper opening of the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin J. Beber, Nancy E. Chandrasekaran, Ben C. Shao
  • Patent number: D808207
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin J. Beber, Nancy E. Chandrasekaran, John W. McConnell, Ben C. Shao, ZhaoYi Yin