Patents by Inventor Narendra A. Kapure

Narendra A. Kapure 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: 20220003485
    Abstract: An appliance cabinet includes a wrapper that has sidewalls and define a machine compartment. An attachment feature is coupled to the wrapper proximate the sidewalls. The attachment feature includes horizontal supports and vertical supports that define a lattice structure of the attachment feature, and a selectively removable side access panel is removably coupled to the sidewalls to define at least one access point to the machine compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koteswara Rao Gochika, Narendra A. Kapure, Manjunathraddi Navalgund, Manoj T. Sambrekar
  • Publication number: 20210348831
    Abstract: A refrigerator appliance includes a cabinet defining a compartment. A door is hingedly coupled with the cabinet and is configured to selectively seal the compartment. The door includes a door trim breaker. An engagement member extends from the door trim breaker. A first retention ridge extends from a first side of the engagement member, and a second retention ridge extends from a second side of the engagement member. The first retention ridge is offset from the second retention ridge. A gasket is configured to fit over the engagement member and includes a coupling portion defining first and second retention spaces. The first retention space is configured to receive the first retention ridge, and the second retention space is configured to receive the second retention ridge. A contact portion is integrally formed with the coupling portion and is configured to at least partially abut the cabinet when the door is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Narendra A. Kapure, Abhay Naik, Sanjesh Kumar Pathak
  • Patent number: 11156396
    Abstract: An appliance cabinet includes first and second sidewalls. A rear wall is disposed between the first and second sidewalls. A machine compartment is defined by a lower portion of the rear wall. An attachment feature defines openings and is coupled to at least one of the first and second sidewalls. A side access panel is selectively coupled to at least one of the first and second sidewalls via fasteners extending through the openings defined by the attachment feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Koteswara Rao Gochika, Narendra A. Kapure, Manjunathraddi Navalgund, Manoj T. Sambrekar
  • Publication number: 20210199366
    Abstract: An appliance cabinet includes first and second sidewalls. A rear wall is disposed between the first and second sidewalls. A machine compartment is defined by a lower portion of the rear wall. An attachment feature defines openings and is coupled to at least one of the first and second sidewalls. A side access panel is selectively coupled to at least one of the first and second sidewalls via fasteners extending through the openings defined by the attachment feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koteswara Rao Gochika, Narendra A. Kapure, Manjunathraddi Navalgund, Manoj T. Sambrekar
  • Patent number: 10914514
    Abstract: An appliance has an illuminated trim assembly that includes an appliance cabinet having first and second sidewalls and a top wall. The appliance cabinet defines a compartment. A trim breaker member extends along a forward edge of the first and second sidewalls and the top wall. A light housing is positioned rearward of the trim breaker member and defines a light source channel. The light source channel has an open end proximate the compartment. A lens extends between the trim breaker member and the light housing. The lens is positioned to separate the light source channel from the compartment. A light source is positioned within the light source channel and is configured to direct light through the lens into the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Lynne F. Hunter, Narendra A. Kapure, Abhay Naik, Manjunathraddi Navalgund, Sanjesh Kumar Pathak, Sanket V. Phalak
  • Publication number: 20200406174
    Abstract: A method for assembling a bezel unit with a base unit installed in an article includes inserting a foot of a first attachment leg extending from a first position on the bezel unit into a first receiving cavity including by movement of the bezel unit in a first direction and moving the bezel unit in a second direction normal to the first direction. Moving the bezel in the second direction causes mutual engagement between an exterior profile of the foot with an inside profile of the cavity, both the exterior profile of the foot and the inside profile of the cavity tapering inwardly in the second direction. The mutual engagement between the first exterior profile and the inside profile aligns the bezel unit with the base unit with respect to the first and second planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Narendra A. Kapure
  • Patent number: 10807025
    Abstract: A filter housing assembly includes a base unit configured for supporting a removable filter unit. The base unit defining a first receiving cavity having an inside profile inwardly tapered in a first lateral direction in first and second planes positioned normal to each other and intersecting along an axis extending in the first lateral direction. The assembly further includes a bezel unit having a front fascia extending generally parallel to the first plane to a first edge. The bezel unit further defines a first attachment leg extending from a first position inward of the first edge and having a foot with an exterior profile inwardly tapered in the first direction and removably received within the first receiving cavity with the exterior profile in contact with the inside profile of the cavity along respective portions intersected by the first and second planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Narendra A. Kapure
  • Publication number: 20200139279
    Abstract: A water filter assembly includes a filter cartridge, a Wi-Fi module, and a valve attached to a water filter housing. The water filter housing includes a base portion with a number of retention tab receivers that engage retention tabs that are inserted into retention tab openings in an exterior surface of the refrigerator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Narendra A. Kapure
  • Publication number: 20200038790
    Abstract: A filter housing assembly includes a base unit configured for supporting a removable filter unit. The base unit defining a first receiving cavity having an inside profile inwardly tapered in a first lateral direction in first and second planes positioned normal to each other and intersecting along an axis extending in the first lateral direction. The assembly further includes a bezel unit having a front fascia extending generally parallel to the first plane to a first edge. The bezel unit further defines a first attachment leg extending from a first position inward of the first edge and having a foot with an exterior profile inwardly tapered in the first direction and removably received within the first receiving cavity with the exterior profile in contact with the inside profile of the cavity along respective portions intersected by the first and second planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Narendra A. Kapure
  • Patent number: 10472224
    Abstract: A water dispenser assembly for a refrigerator includes a housing having a front fascia with an actuator receiving area. An actuator is received in the actuator receiving area and includes inner and outer surfaces. The actuator is operable between at-rest and pressed positions. A hinge pin includes upper and lower ends with a body portion disposed therebetween. The upper and lower ends are pivotally coupled to upper and lower portions of the actuator receiving area to rotate the body portion of the hinge pin between extended and retracted positions. The body portion is further coupled to the inner surface of the actuator for movement therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Narendra A. Kapure
  • Publication number: 20190177150
    Abstract: A water dispenser assembly for a refrigerator includes a housing having a front fascia with an actuator receiving area. An actuator is received in the actuator receiving area and includes inner and outer surfaces. The actuator is operable between at-rest and pressed positions. A hinge pin includes upper and lower ends with a body portion disposed therebetween. The upper and lower ends are pivotally coupled to upper and lower portions of the actuator receiving area to rotate the body portion of the hinge pin between extended and retracted positions. The body portion is further coupled to the inner surface of the actuator for movement therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Narendra A. Kapure
  • Patent number: 10246317
    Abstract: A water dispenser assembly for a refrigerator includes a housing having a front fascia with an actuator receiving area. An actuator is received in the actuator receiving area and includes inner and outer surfaces. The actuator is operable between at-rest and pressed positions. A hinge pin includes upper and lower ends with a body portion disposed therebetween. The upper and lower ends are pivotally coupled to upper and lower portions of the actuator receiving area to rotate the body portion of the hinge pin between extended and retracted positions. The body portion is further coupled to the inner surface of the actuator for movement therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Narendra A. Kapure
  • Patent number: 10087566
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance having a tub defining an interior, a basket located within the interior and rotatably mounted within the tub, a clothes mover rotatably mounted within the basket, a motor drivingly coupled to the clothes mover to selectively oscillate or rotate the clothes mover, and a loss motion device having a clutch configured to move among a set of indexed positions in response to rotation of the clothes mover, with the loss motion device being configured to rotationally couple the clothes mover and the basket after the clutch moves through the set of indexed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: David Carr, Eric Farrington, David Goshgarian, Vetrivel Kanagaraj, Narendra Kapure, Abhijeet Nalawade, Kartik Vastrad, Bret Wamhoff
  • Publication number: 20180162715
    Abstract: A water dispenser assembly for a refrigerator includes a housing having a front fascia with an actuator receiving area. An actuator is received in the actuator receiving area and includes inner and outer surfaces. The actuator is operable between at-rest and pressed positions. A hinge pin includes upper and lower ends with a body portion disposed therebetween. The upper and lower ends are pivotally coupled to upper and lower portions of the actuator receiving area to rotate the body portion of the hinge pin between extended and retracted positions. The body portion is further coupled to the inner surface of the actuator for movement therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Narendra A. Kapure
  • Publication number: 20170260679
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance having a tub defining an interior, a basket located within the interior and rotatably mounted within the tub, a clothes mover rotatably mounted within the basket, a motor drivingly coupled to the clothes mover to selectively oscillate or rotate the clothes mover, and a loss motion device having a clutch configured to move among a set of indexed positions in response to rotation of the clothes mover, with the loss motion device being configured to rotationally couple the clothes mover and the basket after the clutch moves through the set of indexed positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: DAVID CARR, ERIC FARRINGTON, DAVID GOSHGARIAN, VETRIVEL KANAGARAJ, NARENDRA KAPURE, ABHIJEET NALAWADE, KARTIK VASTRAD, BRET WAMHOFF