Patents by Inventor PAUL S. PAGET

PAUL S. PAGET 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).

  • Patent number: 10213756
    Abstract: A blending appliance includes a housing with a jar receiving area defined between an upper housing and a support base. A blender jar includes a base portion and a receptacle portion, and is configured to be laterally received within the jar receiving area of the housing. A magnetic coupling system includes an upper magnetic coupler disposed in the base portion of the blender jar and a lower magnetic coupler disposed in the support base of the housing. The upper and lower magnetic couplers are magnetically coupled to one another for driving a blade assembly disposed in the receptacle portion of the blender jar. A brake mechanism is disposed on the upper magnetic coupler and is configured to stop rotation of the upper magnetic coupler when the blender jar is removed from the jar receiving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard J. Brotzki, Michael P. Conti, Steven C. Drees, Edward Haney, Paul S. Paget, Mitchell L. Robertson, Timothy Patrick Vanantwerp, Jeremy T. Wolters
  • Patent number: 10092139
    Abstract: A blending appliance includes a housing having a jar receiving portion defined between an upper housing and a base portion laterally extending from the housing. A blender jar is adapted to be laterally received within the jar receiving portion and includes a jar base and a receptacle portion. A stator is disposed in the base portion of the housing and is adapted to create an electromagnetic field to drive a rotatable magnetic coupler disposed in the jar base as part of a magnetic coupling system. The rotatable magnetic coupler is coupled to a drive shaft that is further coupled to a blade assembly disposed within the receptacle portion of the blender jar. The blade assembly is configured to process ingredients within the receptacle portion of the blender jar as coupled to the rotatable magnetic coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Dan Christian Barfus, Jr., Paul S. Paget, James R. Devlaminck
  • Publication number: 20180028991
    Abstract: A blending appliance includes a housing with a jar receiving area defined between an upper housing and a support base. A blender jar includes a base portion and a receptacle portion, and is configured to be laterally received within the jar receiving area of the housing. A magnetic coupling system includes an upper magnetic coupler disposed in the base portion of the blender jar and a lower magnetic coupler disposed in the support base of the housing. The upper and lower magnetic couplers are magnetically coupled to one another for driving a blade assembly disposed in the receptacle portion of the blender jar. A brake mechanism is disposed on the upper magnetic coupler and is configured to stop rotation of the upper magnetic coupler when the blender jar is removed from the jar receiving area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bernard J. Brotzki, Michael P. Conti, Steven C. Drees, Edward Haney, Paul S. Paget, Mitchell L. Robertson, Timothy Patrick Vanantwerp, Jeremy T. Wolters
  • Patent number: 9815037
    Abstract: A blending appliance includes a housing with a jar receiving area defined between an upper housing and a support base. A blender jar includes a base portion and a receptacle portion, and is configured to be laterally received within the jar receiving area of the housing. A magnetic coupling system includes an upper magnetic coupler disposed in the base portion of the blender jar and a lower magnetic coupler disposed in the support base of the housing. The upper and lower magnetic couplers are magnetically coupled to one another for driving a blade assembly disposed in the receptacle portion of the blender jar. A brake mechanism is disposed on the upper magnetic coupler and is configured to stop rotation of the upper magnetic coupler when the blender jar is removed from the jar receiving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpook Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard J. Brotzki, Michael P. Conti, Steven C. Drees, Edward Haney, Paul S. Paget, Mitchell L. Robertson, Timothy Patrick Vanantwerp, Jeremy T. Wolters
  • Patent number: 9763542
    Abstract: A jar retainer mechanism for a blending appliance includes an articulating arm pivotally coupled to a housing of the blending appliance. The articulating arm is operable between engaged and disengaged positions and includes a latch member disposed on a first end of the articulating arm. The latch member is configured to engage an engagement tab disposed on a blender jar when the articulating arm is in the engaged position and the blender jar is received laterally in a jar receiving portion. A push member is disposed on a second end of the articulating arm and is configured to displace the blender jar when the articulating arm is moved towards the disengaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Steve C. Drees, Paul S. Paget
  • Patent number: 9675946
    Abstract: A bowl liner for a mixing bowl of a stand mixer includes a shell and a rim secured an upper end of the shell. The shell is sized to be received in the mixing bowl, and is formed from an elastomeric material. The shell has a mixing chamber defined therein. The rim includes an outer perimeter surface that has a keyed surface section to locate the liner relative to the stand mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Steven C. Drees, Thomas A. Gillette, David M. Neidlinger, Paul S. Paget
  • Patent number: 9656227
    Abstract: A food blending appliance includes a housing with a motor therein. A food blending chamber having an inner wall surface is located proximate the housing. A wiper assembly is operably coupled to the motor and has a wiper blade that includes a tapered forward portion and a tapered rearward portion. The wiper blade includes an arced exterior surface that includes a radius of curvature that is substantially the same as a radius of curvature of the inner wall surface. The operable coupling between the motor and the wiper assembly can be accomplished by a magnetic drive member in the housing and a magnetic blade member in the wiper assembly. The operable coupling between the motor and the wiper assembly results in rotation of the wiper blade when the motor is activated, which removes food from the inner wall surface of the food blending chamber during rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Paul S. Paget
  • Patent number: 9468339
    Abstract: A blending appliance having a housing includes a motor compartment and a jar receiving portion spaced laterally from the motor compartment. The housing includes an upper retaining member and a support pad extending outwardly from the housing, such that a jar receiving portion is defined therebetween. A motor is disposed in the motor compartment. A jar includes a lid with a feed chute. Together, the jar and lid are configured for reception in the jar receiving portion of the housing. The lid is vertically secured onto the jar by the upper retaining member upon reception of the jar into the jar receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael P. Conti, Steve C. Drees, Brandon T. Mock, Leif A. Norland, Paul S. Paget, Mitchell L. Robertson
  • Patent number: 9439538
    Abstract: A food processing machine, having a jar with a base and at least one sidewall extending upwardly therefrom to define a top opening. A lid has a bottom surface with a downwardly depending sealing wall. An outer surface of the downwardly depending sealing wall corresponds to the top opening. A resiliently collapsible locking ring is removably positionable radially inward from the sealing wall and applies a radially outwardly directed force against the sealing wall when positioned radially inwardly therefrom. The resiliently collapsible locking ring is collapsed and then positioned in a receiving portion radially inward from the sealing wall. The lid is then positioned at the top opening of the jar, with the sealing wall inserted into the top opening. The sealing wall applies a radially outwardly directed force against the at least one wall to seal the lid to the jar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Paul S. Paget
  • Publication number: 20160256003
    Abstract: A kitchen appliance includes a housing, a container seat disposed proximate an upper portion of the housing, and a container defining a processing chamber. The container has a base that matingly engages the container seat. A weight scale is disposed within the container seat, wherein engagement of the container with a portion of the container seat places the container in communication with the weight scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel A. Altenritter, Arivazhagan Chandrashekaran, Wayne W. Conard, Edward Haney, Everett Kettle, Brandon T. Mock, Paul S. Paget, Joseph Snyder
  • Patent number: 9333472
    Abstract: A warming container 10 includes a mixing bowl and a heating cradle configured to receive the mixing bowl. The warming container 10 also includes a shell having an inner facing surface and which is coupled to a bottom edge of the heating cradle at a seat. The seat is configured to receive a base of the mixing bowl. A cavity is defined between the heating cradle and the shell and a conductive heating structure is disposed within the cavity. The conductive heating structure includes a plurality of conductive longitudinal flanges. A wire heating element is disposed about the plurality of conductive longitudinal flanges, wherein the wire heating element is disposed about the conductive heating structure in a sinusoidal configuration. The wire heating element is in thermal communication with the heating cradle via the conductive longitudinal flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Paul S. Paget, Mitchell L. Robertson
  • Patent number: 9241595
    Abstract: A cooking appliance kit includes a housing having a plurality of walls defining a heating cavity. A cooking vessel is configured to be inserted into the heating cavity. The cooking vessel includes a first rounded end, a second rounded end, and an intermediate necked portion that defines first and second wells that at least partially intersect. First and second distinct heater plates are disposed in the first and second wells, respectively. First and second drive arms are removable coupled to the housing in an operable communication with the drive system. The first drive arm includes a flipping wand and the second drive arm includes a stirring wand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Fred Bournay, Jr., Nicholas L. Stuart, Paul S. Paget, Michael P. Conti, Terence M. Duncan
  • Patent number: 9237825
    Abstract: A cooking appliance kit includes a housing having a plurality of walls defining a heating cavity and a cooking vessel that is configured to be inserted into the heating cavity. The cooking vessel includes a first rounded end, a second rounded end, and an intermediate necked portion that define first and second wells that at least partially intersect. First and second distinct heater plates are disposed in the first and second wells, respectively. An arcuate dividing wall is disposed in the heating cavity and is removably engaged with the intermediate necked portion between the first and second distinct heater plates. The arcuate dividing wall defines a circular cooking zone and a crescent cooking zone. A drive arm is removably coupled to the housing and extends over the circular cooking zone. The drive arm includes one of a flipping wand and a stirring wand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas L. Stuart, Paul S. Paget, Michael P. Conti, Terence M. Duncan
  • Publication number: 20150305565
    Abstract: A blending appliance includes a housing having a jar receiving portion defined between an upper housing and a base portion laterally extending from the housing. A blender jar is adapted to be laterally received within the jar receiving portion and includes a jar base and a receptacle portion. A stator is disposed in the base portion of the housing and is adapted to create an electromagnetic field to drive a rotatable magnetic coupler disposed in the jar base as part of a magnetic coupling system. The rotatable magnetic coupler is coupled to a drive shaft that is further coupled to a blade assembly disposed within the receptacle portion of the blender jar. The blade assembly is configured to process ingredients within the receptacle portion of the blender jar as coupled to the rotatable magnetic coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: DAN CHRISTIAN BARFUS, JR., PAUL S. PAGET, JAMES R. DEVLAMINCK
  • Publication number: 20150258512
    Abstract: A blending appliance includes a blender jar defining a receptacle portion, an open end, and a closed end. A blender lid is configured to mate with the open end of the bender jar. The lid defines an aperture. A blender has an upper housing defining a cavity configured to accept a funnel. The blender is configured to accept the blender jar such that the funnel and the lid aperture are aligned. A scraping utensil has a scraper portion and a bulge. The bulge is configured to pivotally engage the funnel such that the scraper portion may be adjusted within the receptacle portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward Haney, Jason P. Kachorek, John W. McConnell, Paul S. Paget
  • Publication number: 20150257601
    Abstract: A jar retainer mechanism for a blending appliance includes an articulating arm pivotally coupled to a housing of the blending appliance. The articulating arm is operable between engaged and disengaged positions and includes a latch member disposed on a first end of the articulating arm. The latch member is configured to engage an engagement tab disposed on a blender jar when the articulating arm is in the engaged position and the blender jar is received laterally in a jar receiving portion. A push member is disposed on a second end of the articulating arm and is configured to displace the blender jar when the articulating arm is moved towards the disengaged position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: STEVE C. DREES, PAUL S. PAGET
  • Publication number: 20150117141
    Abstract: A blending appliance includes a housing with a jar receiving area defined between an upper housing and a support base. A blender jar includes a base portion and a receptacle portion, and is configured to be laterally received within the jar receiving area of the housing. A magnetic coupling system includes an upper magnetic coupler disposed in the base portion of the blender jar and a lower magnetic coupler disposed in the support base of the housing. The upper and lower magnetic couplers are magnetically coupled to one another for driving a blade assembly disposed in the receptacle portion of the blender jar. A brake mechanism is disposed on the upper magnetic coupler and is configured to stop rotation of the upper magnetic coupler when the blender jar is removed from the jar receiving area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: BERNARD J. BROTZKI, MICHAEL P. CONTI, STEVEN C. DREES, EDWARD HANEY, PAUL S. PAGET, MITCHELL L. ROBERTSON, TIMOTHY PATRICK VANANTWERP, JEREMY T. WOLTERS
  • Publication number: 20150041577
    Abstract: A food processing machine, having a jar with a base and at least one sidewall extending upwardly therefrom to define a top opening. A lid has a bottom surface with a downwardly depending sealing wall. An outer surface of the downwardly depending sealing wall corresponds to the top opening. A resiliently collapsible locking ring is removably positionable radially inward from the sealing wall and applies a radially outwardly directed force against the sealing wall when positioned radially inwardly therefrom. The resiliently collapsible locking ring is collapsed and then positioned in a receiving portion radially inward from the sealing wall. The lid is then positioned at the top opening of the jar, with the sealing wall inserted into the top opening. The sealing wall applies a radially outwardly directed force against the at least one wall to seal the lid to the jar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: PAUL S. PAGET
  • Patent number: 8919590
    Abstract: A bowl liner for a mixing bowl of a stand mixer includes a shell and a rim secured an upper end of the shell. The shell is sized to be received in the mixing bowl, and is formed from an elastomeric material. The shell has a mixing chamber defined therein. The rim includes an outer perimeter surface that has a keyed surface section to locate the liner relative to the stand mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Gillette, Paul S. Paget
  • Publication number: 20140269155
    Abstract: A blending appliance having a housing includes a motor compartment and a jar receiving portion spaced laterally from the motor compartment. The housing includes an upper retaining member and a support pad extending outwardly from the housing, such that a jar receiving portion is defined therebetween. A motor is disposed in the motor compartment. A jar includes a lid with a feed chute. Together, the jar and lid are configured for reception in the jar receiving portion of the housing. The lid is vertically secured onto the jar by the upper retaining member upon reception of the jar into the jar receiving portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: MICHAEL P. CONTI, STEVE C. DREES, BRANDON T. MOCK, LEIF A. NORLAND, PAUL S. PAGET, MITCHELL L. ROBERTSON