Stove Doors And Windows Patents (Class 126/190)
  • Patent number: 10976842
    Abstract: Touchscreen control panel (3) configured to be implemented with a kitchen appliance (1), preferably with a home kitchen appliance or a commercial kitchen appliance, and operable from a front or top side of the appliance (1), wherein the touchscreen control panel (3) comprises a cover plate (4) with a transparent section (4a), a transparent touchsensitive layer (5) arranged and attached within the transparent section (4a) to the back side of the cover plate (4), a bracket frame (6) implemented at the back side of the cover plate (4) and surrounding at least partially the transparent section (4a), and a display unit (7) comprising an active display (9). The bracket frame (6) is adapted to retain the display unit (7) at the back side of the cover plate (4) preferably in such a way that the display unit (7) is in alignment, especially in proper alignment with the touchsensitive layer (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Klaus Winkelmann, Roberto Ferrozzi, Adriano Scotto D'Apollonia
  • Patent number: 10704789
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of a folding door for a cooking appliance. The folding door includes two or more segments hingedly connected. The folding door may vertically fold towards the bottom of the appliance. The outer surface of the folding door may face interiorly towards the one or more cooking compartments of the cooking appliance when in the folded configuration. The cooking appliance may also include one or more tracks guiding the folding door to the folded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eric Scalf
  • Patent number: 10687391
    Abstract: A system for direct injection of selected thermal-infrared (IR) wavelength radiation or energy into food items for a wide range of processing purposes is provided. These purposes may include heating, raising or maintaining the temperature of the food articles. The system is especially applicable to operations that require or benefit from the ability to irradiate at specifically selected wavelengths or to pulse or inject the radiation. The system is particularly advantageous when functioning at higher speeds and in a non-contact environment with the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Pressco IP LLC
    Inventors: Don W. Cochran, Jonathan M. Katz, Benjamin D. Johnson, Denwood F. Ross, III
  • Patent number: 10663217
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a vacuum insulated cabinet structure having side walls that are formed from a tube that has been folded/deformed into a structure having an “O” shape with vertically enlarged front and rear openings. The interior of the tube may be filled with silica powder or other filler, and a vacuum is formed within the tube. An insulated rear panel may be utilized to close off the rear opening of the vacuum insulated cabinet structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Kuehl, Axel Julio Ramm, Guolian Wu, James W. Kendall, Nihat Cur, Paul B. Allard
  • Patent number: 10588428
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigerator. The refrigerator is characterized by enabling at least a part of a refrigerator door to be selectively transparent by a user's operation, such that the user sees through an inside of the refrigerator while the refrigerator door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jisu Park, Taehoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10539802
    Abstract: A reflective pilot light viewer is disclosed. The reflective pilot light viewer has an attachment flange securable to a water heater tank by fasteners. The reflective pilot light viewer also has a viewing segment joined to the attachment flange and extending from the access outer panel at an approximate forty-five degree to fifty degree angle, the viewing segment having an upper portion which is a reflective surface. An access outer panel having the reflective pilot light viewer and a water heater having the reflective pilot light viewer are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Jerrold M. Orlowski
  • Patent number: 10480336
    Abstract: A sealing assembly may include a support, an engine component, and a seal. The engine component may be mounted relative to the support to define a gap between the engine component and the support. The seal may be arranged between the support and the engine component to block gasses from passing through the gap. The seal may be adapted to compress and expand to fill the gap during expansion and contraction of the adjacent components that occurs during operation of a gas turbine engine including the sealing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Sutterfield, Gregory W. Zeaton
  • Patent number: 10451291
    Abstract: An appliance hinge assembly includes an arm to mate with a receiver. A door mounting lever is adapted to be connected to an appliance door, and the lever includes an inner end pivotally connected to the arm. The lever pivots relative to the arm between a first position and a second position, through an intermediate position. A slide link is located adjacent the lever. The slide link inner end is pivotally connected to the arm at a location that is offset from the main pivot axis such that pivoting movement of the lever results in movement of the slide link relative to the lever. A biasing system includes a spring that urges the lever toward the first position. A damper system includes a damper that damps movement of the lever. Alternatively, the arm connects to the appliance door and the lever connects to the appliance body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Mansfield Engineered Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian S. White, James J. Collene
  • Patent number: 10429077
    Abstract: A domestic oven (1) comprising a heatable oven cavity (2) having a frontal opening (3), and a door (4) for closing said frontal opening (3), wherein the door (4) comprises a first door wing (5) and a second door wing (6), wherein each door wing (5, 6) comprises a first vertical edge (7, 8) that is mounted pivotally about a vertical axis (a, a?) respectively on one of the opposite sides (9, 10) of said frontal opening (3) to a structure (11) of the domestic oven (1) for a movement between a closed position (c) and an open position (b) of the door (4), wherein in said closed position (c) of the door (4) the door wings (5, 6) form a vertical gap (12) between adjacent second vertical edges (13, 14) of either door wing (5, 6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Kersten Kaiser, Fabienne Reinhard-Herrscher, Reiner Horstmann
  • Patent number: 10408467
    Abstract: A home cooking appliance includes a housing, a cooking compartment in the housing, a flue in the housing and in fluid communication with the cooking compartment for exhausting flue gases from the cooking compartment, an exhaust outlet for exhausting the flue gases from the housing, and a flue boundary connecting the flue and the exhaust outlet, the flue boundary separating flue gases from cooling air flowing through the housing and preventing dilution of flue gases with cooling air. The housing includes a cooling rough-in box having a cooling air flow channel for cooling the rear wall of the flue boundary. The cooling rough-in box includes an opening permitting the cooling air to be drawn into the cooling air flow channel from an exterior of the housing by convection owing to heat on the rear wall of the flue boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Temple Chadwick, David Dysinger, Joseph Geiger, Benjamin Knight
  • Patent number: 10408465
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes a housing having a stowage compartment, a door for closing a cooking chamber, and a door opening mechanism constructed to automatically move the door at least in a section of an entire movement path between a closed position and an open position of the door, in which open position the door is retractable into the stowage compartment of the housing. The door opening mechanism includes an actuation unit which is configured to automatically tilt the door from the closed position into an intermediate position located such that any further movement of the door from the intermediate position into the open position is implemented automatically under the force of gravity of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Grobleben, Tobias Schmidt, Thomas Rembold
  • Patent number: 10371392
    Abstract: A cooking appliance is provided that may include a cabinet that defines an external appearance of the cooking appliance, a top plate provided at a top of the cabinet, the top plate being provided with a first cooking device that performs cooking using a heat source, and a second cooking device provided in the cabinet that performs cooking using a heat source. The cooking appliance may further include a control panel provided at a front of the cabinet, the control panel being provided therein with at least one air introduction hole, a controller provided at a rear of the control panel that controls the first cooking device and the second cooking device, and a heat dissipation fan provided between the control panel and a rear wall of the cabinet. A direction in which external air is introduced into the cooking appliance through the at least one air introduction hole and a direction in which the external air is discharged from the cooking appliance may be different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Yiksoo Na
  • Patent number: 10348076
    Abstract: A mounting assembly including a mount member having a head portion and a stud portion extending downwardly from the head portion, and a clip member affixed to the stud portion of the mount member. The head portion may include slot which interacts with a flexible tie for bundling elongate items. The flexible tie may be integrally formed with the assembly or may be provided as a separate piece. A clip member for use with the assembly clip member includes at least one extending arm portion for engaging a reentrant bore and preventing axial withdrawal of the assembly. The arm portion may have a bifurcated end. A diaphragm spring extending downwardly from the head portion may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HELLERMANNTYTON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin Gallion, Jonathan Zick, Gerard G. Geiger
  • Patent number: 10288295
    Abstract: A home cooking appliance includes a housing, a cooking surface on a top of the housing, a cooking compartment in the housing, a cooling air system conveying air through the housing, and an exhaust channel in fluid communication with the cooling air system, the exhaust channel disposed at a rear corner of the housing and exhausting a portion of the cooling air in an upward direction from the rear corner of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Temple Chadwick, David Dysinger, Jesse Morrone, Norman Sewell
  • Patent number: 10288298
    Abstract: A home cooking appliance includes a housing, a cooking surface on a top of the housing, the cooking surface having an upper surface, and a rear vent trim on the top of the housing and at a rear side of the top of the housing. The rear vent trim has an upper surface that is substantially flush with the upper surface of the cooking surface. The rear vent trim includes an opening permitting air to exit from within the rear vent trim, and the rear vent trim directs the air away from a 90° angle with respect to the upper surface of the cooking surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Temple Chadwick, David Dysinger, Tiffany E. Ingersoll
  • Patent number: 10234145
    Abstract: A home cooking appliance includes a housing, a cooking surface on a top of the housing, a cooking compartment in the housing, a cooling air system conveying air through the housing, and a fan channel in fluid communication with the cooling air system, the fan channel having an inlet that takes in air from along a rear wall of the housing into the cooling air system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Temple Chadwick, David Dysinger
  • Patent number: 10227806
    Abstract: An arrangement has a furniture door, in particular a fold-sliding-door, and a chamber-formed cavity for accommodating the furniture door. The arrangement includes a mechanical drive device for moving the furniture door between a countersunk position within the cavity and a position outside of the cavity. The drive device is configured so as to move the furniture door, starting from the countersunk position within the cavity into the position outside of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Dominik Gabl
  • Patent number: 10173916
    Abstract: Processes of chamfering and/or beveling an edge of a glass substrate of arbitrary shape using lasers are described herein. Two general methods to produce chamfers on glass substrates are the first method involves cutting the edge with the desired chamfer shape utilizing an ultra-short pulse laser that is followed by mechanical polishing with a compliant polishing wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jonas Bankaitis, Kevin William Uhlig
  • Patent number: 9932844
    Abstract: A sealing assembly may include a support, an engine component, and a seal. The engine component may be mounted relative to the support to define a gap between the engine component and the support. The seal may be arranged between the support and the engine component to block gasses from passing through the gap. The seal may be adapted to compress and expand to fill the gap during expansion and contraction of the adjacent components that occurs during operation of a gas turbine engine including the sealing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Sutterfield, Gregory W. Zeaton
  • Patent number: 9927129
    Abstract: The connected oven includes a cooking cavity defined by a back, a door opposing the bottom, a top adjacent the back and door, a bottom opposing the top, and opposing sidewalls adjacent the remainder of the walls, a user interface unit configured to receive instructions from the user, a sensor, and a thermal management system for minimizing or preventing thermal damage to heat-sensitive components arranged on the oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: June Life, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil Bhogal, Matthew Van Horn, Mathias Watson Schmidt, Drew Atkinson, Gabriel Risk
  • Patent number: 9907122
    Abstract: An oven door for a microwave oven or a multifunctional oven with microwave heating function is provided. The oven door includes an outer glass panel and at least two door columns directly attached or attachable at an inner side of the outer glass panel. The oven door further includes a door cover arranged or arrangeable at an inner side of the outer glass panel and attached or attachable at the door columns. The oven door also includes a door choke system arranged or arrangeable between the door cover and the outer glass panel. The oven door further includes an inner glass panel arranged or arrangeable between the door cover and the door choke system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Benjamin Himmelein, Marian Militzer-Keil, Trevor Specht
  • Patent number: 9663982
    Abstract: A domestic cooling appliance has a housing and at least one receiving space for receiving food and first and second doors for closing the receiving space in the front. A first door is pivotally arranged at the housing a second door is pivotally arranged at the housing. The two doors are adjacent one another for closing the at least one receiving space at the front. The two doors are coupled to each other by a moving device, by which, upon operation of one of the two doors, automatically a concurrent movement of equal type of the other door is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Yang Cui, Yun Dai, Alfred Raab, Andreas Kempte
  • Patent number: 9618211
    Abstract: A cooking oven includes a housing defining an internal cooking cavity with an opening. A door assembly includes an inner panel framing an inner glass pane, and an outer panel framing an outer glass pane. A pivot arrangement pivotably mounts the door assembly to the housing. The pivot arrangement includes at least one pivot part located on the door assembly and at least one pivot part located on the housing. The pivot part of the door assembly is separable from the pivot part of the housing via vertically upward movement of the door assembly and upon separation of the pivot part of the door assembly from the pivot part of the housing the door becomes completely removed from the housing to enable the door assembly to be taken to a washing station for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas C. Stone
  • Patent number: 9574778
    Abstract: An oven is provided that includes an internal surface that faces a cooking area of the oven. An oven door is present that has a convex surface. The oven door is movable from a closed position in which the oven door blocks access to the cooking area from outside of the oven to an open position in which the oven door does not block access to the cooking area from outside of the oven. The oven may also include a receiving compartment that receives at least a portion of the oven door when the oven door is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Derek Glenn Woods, Nicholaus Basil Cunningham-Benjamin
  • Patent number: 9528709
    Abstract: An oven appliance including a cabinet having a first wall at least partially defining a cooking chamber configured for receipt of items to be cooked is provided. The oven appliance also includes a lighting system positioned adjacent to an opening defined by the first wall of the cabinet. The lighting system includes an optical feature and a light source positioned outside the cooking chamber and spaced from the opening in the first wall. The optical feature extends between the light source and the opening defined by the first wall to direct light from the light source into the cooking chamber when the lighting system is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lee Hettinger, Justin Tyler Brown, Edward LaVoisier Muhammad
  • Patent number: 9487297
    Abstract: A door module for a vehicle lavatory that includes a bi-fold door having a first panel and a second panel each having an inner surface and an outer surface. The first and second panels are pivotably connected together by a living hinge. The living hinge includes a hinge member that extends between first and second securing members, wherein the first securing member extends along and is attached to an inner edge of the first panel and the second securing member extends along and is attached to an inner edge of the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: C&D Zodiac, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Long, Scott Savian, Ian Geoffrey Scoley
  • Patent number: 9458565
    Abstract: A laundry treating apparatus is provided that includes a cabinet configured that defines a profile of the laundry treating apparatus, the cabinet including a laundry introduction opening formed therein, a door configured to open and close the laundry introduction opening, a hinge unit including a first pivot to rotate the door along a first rotational direction and a second pivot to rotate along a second rotational direction, which is different from the first rotational direction, and a securing member configured to secure the door to the first pivot or the second pivot, when the door is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kihyuk Kim, Sanghun Bae, Seunghyun Song, Eunyoung Jee, Hongjun Cho, Seungphyo Ahn, Minjung You
  • Patent number: 9359810
    Abstract: The subject of the present invention is a watertight fire door for closing an opening in a building or edifice comprising, on the one hand, a fixed frame and at least one opening leaf and, on the other hand, sealing means that provide sealing between the fixed frame and the opening leaf when the door is closed. The or each opening leaf comprises, on the one hand, a framework surrounding an empty space capable of accepting or forming a thermal insulator and being sandwiched between two layers and of thermal insulation each essentially produced from a material having low thermal conductivity or diffusivity and, on the other hand, if appropriate, at least one thermal break.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: BAUMERT TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Bernard Baumert
  • Patent number: 9157641
    Abstract: A pair of self-folding legs intended to support a door of an oven when in an open position pivot downwardly from a front surface of the door to a floor surface, thus forming a stable support system. In such a manner, heavy objects can be placed on the door surface as they enter and exit the oven cavity. The pair of legs is fastened to the front surface of the door using a high-temperature adhesive fastening method. The legs automatically pivot down as the door is opened and fold back up when the door is closed. Each leg comprises a height adjustable foot with a rubberized bottom surface to accommodate all styles and sizes of ovens to avoid damage to the floor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Richard J. Draper
  • Patent number: 9074400
    Abstract: An oven door opening and closing device includes at least one hinge connectable to an oven door and to an oven housing for realizing a predetermined pivoting opening and closing movement of the oven door relative to the oven housing between an open and a closed position. At least one closing force generating device generates a predetermined closing force, and a kinematic device is coupled to the hinge and to a moveable element in such a manner that the predetermined pivoting opening and closing movement of the hinge is converted into a predetermined reciprocating opening and closing movement of the moveable element. At least one damping system has a damper for generating a damping force which counteracts the closing movement of the movable element within a predetermined section, which corresponds to a predetermined angle section of the pivoting closing movement of the hinge shortly prior to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Behnam Mirshekari, Klaus Walzlein, Simone Stephan, Klaus Kern, Dietmar Hildner, Gerhard Schaff, Branko Ivanovic, Tobias Weber
  • Publication number: 20150137675
    Abstract: An oven appliance includes a cabinet that defines a chamber. A pair of doors is rotatably mounted to provide selective access to the chamber of the cabinet. The pair of doors is connected with a linkage assembly such that the doors rotate open and closed simultaneously. The linkage assembly includes a spur gear that engages another gear of the linkage assembly. The spur gear can hinder unwanted rotation of the pair of doors or compress the pair of doors against a seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: John Adam Yantis, John Mark Chilton, Scott Thomas Kershner, Eric Sugalski, David Schoon, David Perry
  • Patent number: 9016270
    Abstract: Mounting for a window in an oven appliance is provided so as to allow for thermal expansion during oven use. More particularly, an expansion zone is provided around the window such that, during heating of the window from oven operation, the window is allowed to expand without restraint that could cause cracking or shattering. Space can be allowed for both lateral and longitudinal expansion of the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Chezem, Philip Ames Barber, John Mark Chilton, Cecil Clay Clements, Carlos Garcia
  • Publication number: 20150101586
    Abstract: An oven gasket is provided for improved sealing between the door and oven body of an oven appliance as the oven is heated. The oven gasket expands when heated so as to help improve sealing. The expansion of the gasket provides additional compression of the gasket and closes gaps that might otherwise form due to expansion of the oven door as the oven heats. The gasket can be effective even at high temperature oven operation such as e.g., during a cleaning cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Genral Electric Company
    Inventors: James Lee Armstrong, Joshua Stephen Wiseman, Paul Bryan Cadima
  • Publication number: 20150034064
    Abstract: A “rocket” stove that has a plurality of vertical cylindrical cavities containing a combustion chamber, a fuel compartment and a chimney. The vertical cylindrical cavities are connected to a hot-gas chamber where the gases are utilized to heat a hob used in the manner of a griddle. The hob has apertures over the vertical cylindrical cavities, over which the food containers to be heated are placed. The hot-gas chamber has an opening and an exhaust pipe for evacuating the gases from the environment where the stove is used. The stove has a thermal-insulation covering placed between the interior walls thereof and the exterior in order to prevent burns. The exhaust pipe prevents intoxication by smoke inhalation, which commonly arises when cooking over an open fire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Bernardo RODRIGUEZ GONZALEZ, Reynaldo VILLARREAL ESCAMILLA,
  • Patent number: 8936017
    Abstract: Provided is a cooking/grilling apparatus, primarily for outdoor use, providing smoking and/or direct or indirect heat cooking capability, and offering the user enhanced cooking flexibility, temperature control, safety and convenience of operation. The grill apparatus is unique in that it offers a downward opening lid that rotates, such as on rollers or a pivot mechanism, to a fully open position beneath the base plate of the cooking enclosure, and reverses to an upward rotation to re-close the cooking enclosure. Moreover, the grill apparatus offers a vertically adjustable cooking grate, controlled by a continuous loop cable, moving over a set of pulleys, thereby reliably controlling the height of the cooking grate when affixed to a crank on the outer surface of the grill, wherein movement of the grate can also be locked in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Max Alejandro Holdo Baggott
  • Patent number: 8936330
    Abstract: A laundry treating apparatus is provided that includes a cabinet configured to define a profile thereof, the cabinet including a laundry introduction opening formed therein, a door configured to open and close the laundry introduction opening, a hinge including a first pivot to rotate the door along a first rotational direction and a second pivot to rotate the door along a second rotational direction that is different from the first rotational direction, a guide part installed in the cabinet having a guide groove recessed a predetermined depth therein, and a connection part installed in the door, the connection part including a guide projection received in the guide groove of which a moving path is guided, and an opening angle of the opening being variable based on positions of the guide projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kihyuk Kim, Seunghyun Song, Minjung You, Yongcheol Jin, Eunyoung Jee, Hongjun Cho, Sanghun Bae, Donghyun Kim
  • Patent number: 8925542
    Abstract: A damped hinge assembly includes a hinge arm adapted to be connected to an associated appliance body. A channel is pivotally connected to the hinge arm and is adapted to be connected to an associated appliance door. A damper is operatively connected between the channel and the hinge arm. The damper includes a body defining a bore and a piston slidably received in the bore. A rod is connected to the piston and projects outward from the bore. A damper fluid is contained in the bore and acts on the piston to dampen sliding movement of the piston in at least one direction in the bore. A spring is located in the bore and acts on the piston to bias the piston toward one end of the bore. An oven or other appliance includes at least one damped hinge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Mansfield Assemblies Co.
    Inventors: Brian White, James Collene
  • Patent number: 8919338
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes an outer cabinet within which is provided an oven cavity which can be selectively accessed by movement of a door mounted through a door linkage system which enables the door to be shifted between opened and closed positions through either sliding or tilting movements. In particular, the door can be automatically or manually shifted between open and closed positions, through either the sliding or tilting motions. In accordance with another aspect of the invention, the door can be automatically opened at the end of a process or cooking cycle, or manually opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: ACP, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McNamee, Thomas Miller, Edward R Cook
  • Patent number: 8905014
    Abstract: An oven appliance with a pair of doors is provided. The doors slide along a track in order to open and close and are coupled with a linkage assembly. The linkage assembly allows movement of one of the doors to be transferred to the other door such that the doors open and close simultaneously. When the doors are open, the doors are stored in pockets defined in the oven appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Timothy Scott Shaffer
  • Patent number: 8857422
    Abstract: An oven door assembly is provided that selectively closes and permits access to an access opening of an oven cavity of the oven. The oven door assembly includes an outside door panel having a non-opaque pane, an inside door panel having a non-opaque pane, the inside door panel being located closer to the oven cavity of the oven than the outside door panel, and a middle non-opaque pane, and a shield fitted relative to the middle non-opaque pane for drawing heat away from the middle non-opaque pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventor: Suad Elkasevic
  • Patent number: 8839781
    Abstract: A panoramic oven door which has a counter door structure which comprises a first outer section of counter door in the shape of a substantially rectangular structural frame, which has a support groove surrounding its inner perimeter border; a second inner section of counter door in the shape of a substantially rectangular structural frame, which has a coupling flange surrounding its outer perimeter border; wherein said first and second sections of counter door are coupled between each other by means of a plurality of coinciding supports or brackets formed over the same and joined by means of fastening elements; in such a way that said coupling flange of the second inner section of the counter door is made to coincide within the support groove formed in the first outer section of the counter door; and wherein additionally, an isolating thermal seal made of fiber glass thread woven in the shape of a flat hose is interposed between said coupling flange and said support groove once coupled, to avoid direct contact
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Mabe, S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Jose Merced Vazquez Garcia, Ulises Hernandez Orduña, Gustavo Aguillon De Jesus, Guillermo Rocha Aguilera
  • Publication number: 20140251300
    Abstract: An oven appliance is provided. The oven appliance includes a pair of doors and a pair of flanges. Each flange of the pair of flanges is mounted to a respective one of the pair of doors. The flanges engage and overlap each other when the pair of doors is in a closed position and include features for limiting wear between the flanges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: John Mark Chilton, Stephen Bernard Froelicher, Scott Thomas Kershner, Joshua Stephen Wiseman, John Adam Yantis
  • Patent number: 8770183
    Abstract: Provided is a glass article, including: a crystallized glass plate; and an antifouling film formed on the surface of the crystallized glass plate and containing a multiple oxide of silicon and zirconium or a mixture of a silicon oxide and a zirconium oxide, in which the antifouling film has a ?-OH content of 1 to 300/mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Iritani, Takeshi Nagata
  • Publication number: 20140097172
    Abstract: An oven in which a cooking space in a cooking chamber is dividable into a plurality of individual cooking spaces by a partition member. The oven includes a door assembly including a main door rotatably combined with a main body and provided with a plurality of openings corresponding to the respective plurality of individual cooking spaces and a plurality of individual doors rotatably combined with the main body to open and close the respective plurality of openings. The door assembly may selectively open and close the entirety of the cooking space or the respective plurality of individual cooking spaces, and thus a heat loss or danger of burn generated due to opening and closing the main door when only the individual cooking space is used may be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Han Seong KANG, Hyang Ki Kim, Sang Yun Jung, Seok Weon Hong, Yun Ic Hwang
  • Patent number: 8674269
    Abstract: A safe product transfer apparatus that heats refrigerated food products and then hold those heated food products in a hold drawer until they can be transferred to a heater merchandizer, preferably a roller grill as needed. The apparatus features a control assembly. A pre-heat indicator indicates when the preheat temperature has been reached so that the food products can be loaded into an operable drawer. The apparatus can heat a refrigerated product from 34° F. to greater than or equal to 140° F. in 35 minutes or less. The apparatus has a safe product transfer apparatus that has a heating cavity ranging from 250° F. to 425° F. The apparatus provides a safe product transfer apparatus that can hold the products stored therein at a safe holding temperature (ranging from greater or equal to 140° F. to not more than 205° F.), that is, not hot enough to continue heating or degrading the food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Standex International Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Humphrey, Anthony Kukla, Diosdado Pangan
  • Publication number: 20140069408
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides an oven appliance. The oven appliance includes a cabinet that defines a chamber. A pair of doors is rotatably mounted to provide selective access to the chamber of the cabinet. A linkage assembly connects the doors of the pair of doors such that the doors rotate open and closed simultaneously. The linkage assembly includes a pair of gears that transfer rotational motion of one door to another door of the pair of doors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: John Adam Yantis, John Mark Chilton, Scott Thomas Kershner, Eric Sugalski, David Schoon, David Perry
  • Patent number: 8662066
    Abstract: A closure device associable with the opening of the cooking chamber of an oven of the type with trolley is described, the oven including a closure door associated with the chamber, for the sealed closure of the cooking chamber in the absence of the trolley, the device includes a closure element capable of being placed to close a portion of the opening of the chamber that is not involved by the closure door, the portion of opening being capable of permitting the closure of the door when the trolley is inserted into the cooking chamber, the closure element co-operating in a sealed manner with respective sections of gaskets arranged at the opening, for the sealed closure of the cooking chamber when the trolley is not inserted in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Unox S.p.A.
    Inventor: Enrico Franzolin
  • Publication number: 20140048055
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a baking oven door 2 and baking oven 1. A camera 10 is mounted inside the door 2 and coupled to a heat sink 8 constituting an outer cover of the door 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventor: Florian Ruther
  • Patent number: 8651099
    Abstract: An oven appliance is provided having a pair of doors mounted to a cabinet of the appliance and configured for permitting selective access to a cooking chamber of the oven appliance. A mechanism selectively secures the pair of doors in a closed configuration such that access to the cooking chamber is impeded by the pair of doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Adam Yantis, Jonathan Michael Cepress
  • Publication number: 20130327310
    Abstract: A non stick, heat resistant and washable door liner shield (2) may include a handle (4) or flap which is attached to the top of the door shield. The handle or flap (6) may include a picture of a pan or casserole dish with text. The handle may also include a magnet (5) or sucker to allow the fixing of the oven door shield to the oven door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Jaime O'Connor, Dale Philip O'Connor