Patents by Inventor STEVEN B. BALINSKI

STEVEN B. BALINSKI 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: 20200305679
    Abstract: A dishwasher for treating dishes according to an automatic cycle of operation can include a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber receiving dishes for treatment and a spray system providing treating liquid to the treating chamber. A dish rack is located in the tub and has a bottom wall and at least a side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall. A depending portion extends downwardly from the bottom wall and is oriented at an angle to the bottom wall to define an incline angle. At least one spray tube is carried by the dish rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Steven B. Balinski, David Jason Brightbill, Frederick Thomas Roderick, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Ryan Kevin Roth, William J. Snell, Sujit S. Naik, Mark S. Feddema
  • Patent number: 10716449
    Abstract: A dishwasher for treating dishes according to an automatic cycle of operation can include a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber receiving dishes for treatment, a spray system providing treating liquid to the treating chamber, a low profile dish rack located in the tub and having a bottom wall and at least a side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall, with a depending portion extending downwardly from the bottom wall and oriented at an angle to the bottom wall to define an incline angle, and at least one spray tube carried by the dish rack and located below the bottom wall, the spray tube having nozzles emitting spray into the depending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Steven B. Balinski, David Jason Brightbill, Frederick Thomas Roderick, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Ryan Kevin Roth, William J. Snell, Sujit S. Naik, Mark S. Feddema
  • Publication number: 20200077865
    Abstract: A dishwasher can include a tub defining a treating chamber receiving dishes for treatment, a spray system providing treating liquid to the treating chamber, a first dish rack located in the tub and having a bottom wall with inclined portions configured to cradle a glass therebetween and prevent the glass from rolling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Barry E. Tuller, Steven B. Balinski, David Jason Brightbill, Frederick Thomas Roderick, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Ryan Kevin Roth, William J. Snell
  • Patent number: 10512385
    Abstract: A dishwasher can include a tub defining a treating chamber receiving dishes for treatment, a spray system providing treating liquid to the treating chamber, a first dish rack located in the tub and having a bottom wall tiered to form multiple levels defining an effective inclination angle for the bottom wall, and a second dish rack located below the first dish rack and having an inclined non-tiered bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Barry E. Tuller, Steven B. Balinski, David Jason Brightbill, Frederick Thomas Roderick, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Ryan Kevin Roth, William J. Snell
  • Publication number: 20190290094
    Abstract: A dishwasher for treating dishes according to an automatic cycle of operation can include a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber receiving dishes for treatment, a spray system providing treating liquid to the treating chamber, a low profile dish rack located in the tub and having a bottom wall and at least a side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall, with a depending portion extending downwardly from the bottom wall and oriented at an angle to the bottom wall to define an incline angle, and at least one spray tube carried by the dish rack and located below the bottom wall, the spray tube having nozzles emitting spray into the depending portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Steven B. Balinski, David Jason Brightbill, Frederick Thomas Roderick, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Ryan Kevin Roth, William J. Snell, Sujit S. Naik, Mark S. Feddema
  • Patent number: 10136791
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a filtration system that can be configured in a chopping or filtration only arrangement. A check valve cover attached to an accumulator is inserted into a main intake of a sump and divides the main intake into a fluid recirculation chamber in communication with a recirculation intake port, and a separate fluid draining chamber in communication with a drain port. When a drain pump is actuated, fluid is pulled from the accumulator through the drain port until pressure within the fluid draining chamber drops below the pressure of the sump and a check valve in the check valve cover is forced open, allowing fluid to be channeled out of the fluid recirculation chamber into the fluid draining chamber. Optionally, a fine filter system can replace the convertible filtration system, whereby the main intake is in fluid communication with both the recirculation intake port and the drain port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Steven B. Balinski, Mark S. Feddema
  • Publication number: 20180220862
    Abstract: A dishwasher can include a tub defining a treating chamber receiving dishes for treatment, a spray system providing treating liquid to the treating chamber, a first dish rack located in the tub and having a bottom wall tiered to form multiple levels defining an effective inclination angle for the bottom wall, and a second dish rack located below the first dish rack and having an inclined non-tiered bottom wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Barry E. Tuller, Steven B. Balinski, David Jason Brightbill, Frederick Thomas Roderick, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Ryan Kevin Roth, William J. Snell
  • Publication number: 20130092188
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a filtration system that can be configured in a chopping or filtration only arrangement. A check valve cover attached to an accumulator is inserted into a main intake of a sump and divides the main intake into a fluid recirculation chamber in communication with a recirculation intake port, and a separate fluid draining chamber in communication with a drain port. When a drain pump is actuated, fluid is pulled from the accumulator through the drain port until pressure within the fluid draining chamber drops below the pressure of the sump and a check valve in the check valve cover is forced open, allowing fluid to be channeled out of the fluid recirculation chamber into the fluid draining chamber. Optionally, a fine filter system can replace the convertible filtration system, whereby the main intake is in fluid communication with both the recirculation intake port and the drain port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: STEVEN B. BALINSKI, MARK S. FEDDEMA