Dishwashing Machine Rack Patents (Class 211/41.8)
  • Patent number: 10405731
    Abstract: A dishwasher, including: a dishwashing compartment having a loading opening; a door configured to close the loading opening; and at least one washware rack configured for movement out of and into the dishwashing compartment, wherein the at least one washware rack includes a frame having a bottom portion and a side wall portion; and at least one adjustable glass support member extending across an interior of the at least one washware rack and disposed on the frame via brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventor: Deborah Harr
  • Patent number: 10398284
    Abstract: In one aspect, a dishwasher includes a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber and defining an access opening, a dishrack, and a guide rail assembly slidably mounting the dishrack to the tub. The guide rail assembly has a guide rail mounted to the dishrack or to the tub and has at least one wheel which is rotatably mounted onto an integral axle of the guide rail assembly to the other of the dishrack or the tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Martin Kenneth Hansen
  • Patent number: 10349804
    Abstract: A glasses rack for a dishwasher may be configured to hold glasses in an inclined position. The glasses may be inclined at a predetermined angle relative to horizontal to allow draining of treating liquid from the glasses yet achieve a reduced overall height of the dish rack relative to a conventional dish rack. A bottom wall of the dish rack may be inclined at an angle that matches an effective inclination angle of an upper, tiered dish rack, and the bottom wall inclination angle may correspond to the glasses inclination angle. A sprayer may be mounted to the dish rack and arranged to spray treating liquid into the interior of the glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Barry E. Tuller
  • Patent number: 10178938
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a slide system for sliding movement of a dish rack in and out of a wash chamber, and a pivot system to enable cooperative pivoting of the dish rack and an access door when the dish rack at least partially overlies the door and the door is pivoted from an opened to a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Whirpool Corporation
    Inventors: Harshal J. Bhajak, Christopher C. Wilcox
  • Patent number: 10159397
    Abstract: A dishwasher is provided that includes a carrier structure adapted to be mounted on the wire rack thereof for carrying wine glasses and the like. More particularly, the dishwasher includes a washing process chamber to place various kitchenware and cooking equipment to be washed and a spraying system spraying water to effect washing. The dishwasher further comprises a dishwasher rack in the form of a wireframe structure located in the washing process chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: ARCELIK ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventors: Tumay Citak, Ismail Cem Bastuji
  • Patent number: 10052012
    Abstract: A holding assembly for holding one or more stemmed objects in a dishwasher is provided. The holding assembly may include a main frame, and a gripping unit frame arranged on the main frame. The gripping unit frame may include one or more gripping units where each gripping unit is arranged to grip a respective stemmed portion of one of the one or more stemmed objects. The holding assembly may include a first support frame foldably arranged on the main frame to allow the first support frame to be folded between at least a supporting position and a storing position. The first support frame may be arranged to support a portion of the one or more stemmed objects in the supporting position. The embodiments herein may also relate to a rack of a dishwasher and a dishwasher comprising a rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Daniel Mesa, Rickard Hederstierna
  • Patent number: 9586715
    Abstract: A fluid containment apparatus with a floor and a side wall is provided. A wall support is included that supports the side wall and can be moved between an initial supporting position and a collapsed position. The side wall is movable from an initial containment position to a collapsed state to allow access for vehicles or other objects to the floor. The wall support and side wall are subsequently movable back to their initial positions. In some arrangements, the wall support is movable back to the initial supporting position from the collapsed position but is not movable beyond the initial supporting position. Additionally or alternatively, in other embodiments the wall support remains in the collapsed position until a returning force is applied to move the wall support back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: BASIC CONCEPTS, INC
    Inventors: Todd Beak, Kurt Johnson, David Doolin, Russell J. Guffee, Edward W. Van Romer
  • Patent number: 9579009
    Abstract: A dish rack is supported for vertical movement relative to a dishwasher tub between lowered and raised positions. To raise the rack, spring biased locking levers provided on side walls of the dish rack are pivoted to cause wing members of the locking levers to release locking tabs, extending in a cantilevered fashion from locking straps secured to the rack, from locking openings provided in adjuster arms which are fixed vertically relative to the tub, thereby disengaging the locking straps from the adjuster arms to enable the rack to be lifted to the raised position. To lower the rack, the locking levers are again pivoted to reposition support members of the locking straps into positions offset from the adjuster arms, thereby enabling the rack to be guided to the lowered position where the locking tabs automatically engage the adjuster arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Harshal J. Bhajak, Kevin T. Kutto
  • Publication number: 20150136181
    Abstract: A rack for receiving dishes, intended to be inserted into a dishwasher, including a frame delimiting an upper area and a lower area between which a support grid for supporting the dishes is arranged. The upper area including receptacles for receiving the dishes and the lower area is equipped with at least one flap. The flap is moveable between a closed position in which the flap blocks a lower window bordered by the frame and an open position in which the flap allows passage through the lower window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Nicolas Larose
  • Publication number: 20150114917
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a dishwasher rack includes: an interior structure divided into separate compartments, each of such compartments sized and configured to hold an individual beverage container; a top side through which the compartments may be loaded; and a bottom side having a floor that includes a first movable grid and a second movable grid. Each of the first movable grid and the second movable grid can be slid into a closed configuration to support beverage containers and can be slid into an open configuration in which the beverage containers are able to pass through.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Justin Ammon
  • Patent number: 8985715
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dishwasher (1), in particular to a domestic dishwasher, having a washing cavity (2) in which at least one crockery basket (3) is arrangable, wherein the at least one crockery basket (3) can be moved forth and back between an inserted position and a pull out position, wherein a door (4) is arranged at the front side (5) of the dishwasher (1) which can be arranged in an open (0) and in a closed (C) position and wherein means (6) are arranged to prevent that the crockery basket (3) is pulled out of the washing cavity (2) too far, wherein the means (6) comprise at least one hook element (7) which is firmly connected with the crockery basket (3), wherein the at least one hook element (7) is designed to cooperate with a stop element (8) which is formed at or in a lower edge (15) of the door (4) or at or in an adjacent part (12) of a lower edge (15) of the door (4), preferably wherein the at least one hook element (7) is designed to grip below said stop element (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation
    Inventors: Reinhard Merz, Erika Nell
  • Patent number: 8985375
    Abstract: An adjustable rack assembly for a dishwasher basket, comprises a rack (12) having a base bar (14) and a plurality of holding bars (16) that are fixedly attached to the base bar; and a bracket (18; 60; 80) provided at each end of the base bar for connecting said rack to a bar (10) of the dishwasher basket. The brackets (18; 60; 80) are adapted to permit horizontal shifting thereof along the bars (10) of the dishwasher basket. The rack assembly further comprises a releasable clamping means for securing the position of the brackets with respect to the bars of the dishwasher basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation, N.V.
    Inventors: Dieter Kohles, Gerhard Dürr, Klaus-Martin Forst
  • Publication number: 20150053238
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a dishwashing apparatus comprising a utensil rack including a configurable rack layout, and a first rack layout adjustment device coupled to the utensil rack for configuring the rack layout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Joon J. Lee, Soo Yeon Kwon
  • Patent number: 8950595
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a dishwasher rack includes: an interior structure divided into separate compartments, each sized and configured to hold an individual beverage container; a top side through which the compartments may be loaded; a bottom side having a support surface; and a release mechanism. The top and/or bottom side has a configurable surface that provides a closed configuration in which it is capable of supporting beverage containers and an open configuration in which beverage containers are able to pass through. When the dishwasher rack is placed on top of a desired exterior surface with the configurable surface immediately adjacent to the exterior surface, the release mechanism can be operated to change the configurable surface from the closed configuration to the open configuration, causing any enclosed beverage containers to drop down onto the exterior surface and remain there when the dishwasher rack is lifted up and away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Justin Ammon
  • Patent number: 8858725
    Abstract: A washing items support assembly for a dishwasher supports items of cutlery for washing that have been laid in a first cutlery container arranged in a first container region and supports other washing items in a second container region in which at least one washing items holder is arranged in which, optionally, pieces of cutlery or other crockery pieces may be laid as washing items, whereby the washing items holder has a support surface for the washing items which is or may be inclined relative to the horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventor: Hans Mailänder
  • Patent number: 8820544
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes an adjustable dishwasher rack that accommodates certain types of dishes (e.g., bowls) of varying sizes and shapes. The dishwasher rack includes a pair of parallel guide rails. A plurality of retainer assemblies ride along the guide rails. Each of the retainer assemblies has (i) a first clip positioned on the first guide rail, (ii) a second clip positioned on the second guide rail, and (iii) a retaining wire having a first end that is secured to the first clip and a second end that is secured to the second clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Gary M. Lindgren, David A. Stevens
  • Patent number: 8813766
    Abstract: A dish rack is supported for both selective movement into and out of a washing chamber of a dishwasher tub and vertically relative to the tub, with the vertical adjustment being made by manually grasping and shifting at least one frontal cross bar extending along a front wall of the dish rack to cause pivoting of first and second lever members extending along sides of the dish rack. The side lever members cooperate with latching mechanisms to lift and retain the dish rack in a select raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Harshal J. Bhajak, Gerald J. McNerney, Mihir Ponkshe, Amit K. Sharma
  • Patent number: 8807352
    Abstract: A crockery basket of a dishwasher for receiving pieces of crockery. The crockery basket includes a bottom; lateral parts framing the bottom; and a row of projecting rods that are arranged on the bottom to hold the pieces of crockery. The row of projection rods has a base wire and individual rod wires that are attached to the base wire. Each end of the base wire is bent and fastened to the bottom and, in an area of the row of projecting rods, the base wire is located at a distance from the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Haltmayer, Mathias Herrmann, Stefan Kasbauer, Claus Köther, Jens Schlichtmeier, Martin Weissenburger, Mark Woldenberg
  • Patent number: 8757742
    Abstract: An adjustable rack assembly for a washing appliance. The adjustable rack assembly includes a rack having a first side wall and an opposing second side wall, a first rail assembly having a first plurality of horizontal rails, and a second rail assembly having a second plurality of horizontal rails. A first support assembly is coupled to the first side wall of the rack and includes a first support plate configured to be removably coupled to the first rail assembly at a first horizontal rail of the first plurality of horizontal rails. A second support assembly is coupled to the second side wall of the rack and includes a second support plate configured to be removably coupled to the second rail assembly at a first horizontal rail of the second plurality of horizontal rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Aaron Matthew McDaniel
  • Patent number: 8746467
    Abstract: A dishwater includes a basket unit including an upper basket and a lower basket. The upper basket is separated from the lower basket so that cutlery in the upper basket is easily separated from the upper basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Heon Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 8708434
    Abstract: A dishwasher, in particular domestic dishwasher, includes a washing tub which has at least one bearing race of a basket guide on each of its side walls respectively. The bearing race is rotatably mounted on a bearing point, which has a securing element to secure the bearing race in an axial direction. The securing element of the bearing point is constructed in the form of a retainer plate, which, as a separate component, is connected with the side wall of the washing tub by a material bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventor: Anton Oppel
  • Publication number: 20140110362
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a dishwasher rack includes: an interior structure divided into separate compartments, each sized and configured to hold an individual beverage container; a top side through which the compartments may be loaded; a bottom side having a support surface; and a release mechanism. The top and/or bottom side has a configurable surface that provides a closed configuration in which it is capable of supporting beverage containers and an open configuration in which beverage containers are able to pass through. When the dishwasher rack is placed on top of a desired exterior surface with the configurable surface immediately adjacent to the exterior surface, the release mechanism can be operated to change the configurable surface from the closed configuration to the open configuration, causing any enclosed beverage containers to drop down onto the exterior surface and remain there when the dishwasher rack is lifted up and away.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Justin Ammon
  • Patent number: 8701898
    Abstract: An adjustable shelf assembly for a dishwasher system is used to hold cups, bowls, spoons and other crockery items that are placed within the dishwasher. The vertical position of the shelf assembly within the dishwasher tub is adjusted by an adjustment mechanism comprising a carrier and a gripping projection. The gripping projection can move between a gripping position and sliding position. The carrier slides up and down a vertical bar. The adjustable shelf is capable of moving between a stowed position and a deployed position. In the deployed position the shelf can support crockery items. The shelf can be moved and held at any position between the deployed and stowed positions. The shelf assembly includes a cam mechanism that allows the shelf to move between a deployed position and a stowed position. The shelf is partially curved in the stowed position and flexes to become straight in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Appliances Limited
    Inventor: Biao Chai
  • Patent number: 8651287
    Abstract: A crockery basket is provided for receiving a plurality of different types of crockery, especially in a dishwasher machine, said basket comprising a grid-type holding device consisting of a plurality of prongs that can be pivoted between different pivoting positions. The holding device consists of at least two pivoting rows of prongs that can be independently pivoted between the different pivoting positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Moser, Bernd Schessl, Rainer Schuetz
  • Patent number: 8646620
    Abstract: A dishwasher rack assembly includes a bottom wall formed of a first set of spaced apart rods crossed by a second set of spaced apart rods to define an open lattice structure. At least one channel member is attached to respective one the rods. A plurality of tines are received within the channel member and are variably positional along the channel member so as to adjust spacing between the tines without adjusting the channel member relative to the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Murray Klump, Stephen Froelicher, Rebecca Lynne Hannon
  • Publication number: 20140021149
    Abstract: A stemware holder for a dishwashing rack has a central shaft. The stemware holder also has a holding portion that has a stemware receiving area defined by a first set of prongs and extends from the central shaft in a first direction. The first set of prongs is adapted to hold a portion of a piece of stemware in the receiving area. The stemware holder further has a securing portion that has a dishwasher rack receiving area defined by a second set of prongs and extends from the central shaft in a second direction that is at an angle from the first direction. The second set of prongs is adapted to receive a portion of the dishwasher rack and secure the stemware holder to the dishwashing rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lindsay Eng, Andrew Roberson
  • Publication number: 20130299438
    Abstract: A tine block assembly for a dishwashing appliance is provided that can be repositioned within and/or removed from a rack assembly. A user can, for example, reverse the direction of the tine assembly based upon the location of a dishwasher in the kitchen. The tines can be moved relative to the side or wall of the rack assembly to accommodate different article sizes. The tines can also be completely removed from the rack assembly to accommodate a large article. Additionally, a degree of modularity is provided in that the same rack assembly may be provided with different tine assembly configurations so as to e.g., simplify the manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Aaron Matthew McDaniel, Daniel J. Hart
  • Patent number: 8579120
    Abstract: A crockery basket for a dishwasher includes a base frame having a base surface provided with an edge that is raised on at least one side. The crockery basket reduces the risk of injury caused by pointed elements and/or cutlery which project in an upward manner, in particular if the pointed end thereof if arranged towards the top, e.g. forks, steak knives, etc. As a result, the raised edge exceeds at least the height of the pointed elements of the cutlery basket which project in an upward manner and, optionally, the height of the cutlery which are pointed towards the top at least in a cutlery basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventor: Egbert Classen
  • Patent number: 8567882
    Abstract: A rack assembly for an appliance is provided. The rack assembly includes a sidewall and a rack adjustment assembly. The rack adjustment assembly includes an engagement cam that selectively engages a member of the sidewall in order to permit the sidewall to be moved upwardly and downwardly along a vertical direction relative to the rack adjustment assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: William Nathan Garnett
  • Publication number: 20130256312
    Abstract: The dishwasher rack fits inside a dishwasher crate of the dishwasher assembly. The dishwasher rack includes a plurality of injecting molded plastic horizontal bars for withholding high temperatures and plurality of injecting molded plastic vertical bars for s withholding high temperatures. The plurality of injecting molded plastic vertical bars is intersectingly attached to the plurality of injecting molded plastic horizontal bars to form plurality of compartments. The plurality of compartments allows receiving of the dishware in the space created in between the horizontal bars and the vertical bars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Barbara Iaquinto
  • Patent number: 8534471
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for adjusting a height of a rack within a dishwasher. The system includes a rack plate assembly and a wheel plate assembly. The rack plate assembly is configured to be secured to the rack. The rack plate assembly includes a rack plate and a handle pivotally secured to the rack plate. The wheel plate assembly is adjustably secured with respect to the rack plate. The wheel plate assembly includes a wheel plate having at least one adjustment slot. A portion of the handle securely engages the wheel plate through the at least one adjustment slot. The portion of the handle is configured to disengage from the at least one adjustment slot in order to adjust the rack plate with respect to the wheel plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Chong Bin Wong, Luca Gennaretti
  • Publication number: 20130233353
    Abstract: A substantially rectangular dish rack having a substantially single side walled body portion that slidably engages two identical base portions, which interchangeably function as either the top or bottom of the dish rack. The top and bottom portions are preferably both inserted into the body portion from the same side of the body portion. Any of the four sides of the top and bottom portions may be inserted first into the body portion, and when inserted into the body portion, the base portions are held in place by friction catches or latches. The friction latches preferably include a boss portion and a notch portion to receive the boss portion. Alternative embodiments include designated top and bottom portion and are color coded to signal the identity of each.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Rosario VACCA, Ronald L. PAWLAK
  • Patent number: 8522998
    Abstract: Provided is a basket assembly that includes a container portion and a lid rotationally coupled thereto. The lid may include a rib that extends therefrom at a location proximal to an axis of rotation of the lid. The lid may be configured to interfere with an interference portion of the container portion as the lid is rotated between a closed position and an open position relative to the container portion, the interference between the rib and the interference portion being configured to maintain the lid in at least one of the open position and the closed position. Various associated apparatuses are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Allen Stephen Crookshanks, Ronald Gene Tynes
  • Patent number: 8408403
    Abstract: A dish support rack for a dishwasher is formed from composite, preferably ceramic/plastic composite. The dish rack includes front, rear and opposing side walls interconnected with a bottom portion. The dish support rack includes a plurality of tine members. The tine members include a base member from which extend a plurality of tines. Each base member includes a socket and a pin element used to join individual tine members to form tine rows. The tine rows are then fastened to the bottom portion to establish dish support zones in the dish rack. The tines can include one or more elastomeric bumpers positioned at various locations where dishware is likely to contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kristen K. Hedstrom, Michael J. Kramer, Seungwon (Chris) Song
  • Patent number: 8387634
    Abstract: An assisted-movement system is provided for an appliance, such as a dishwasher including a tub portion defining a forward opening, a door pivotally engaged therewith for selectively engaging the forward opening, and a rack movable into and out of the tub portion through the forward opening. A biasing device is operably engaged between the tub portion and one of the door, via a hinge mechanism, and the rack. The biasing device is extendable between contracted and extended positions. A position control device is operably engaged between the tub portion and one of the door, the rack, and the biasing device, and is configured to cooperate with the one of the door, the rack, and the biasing device to at least one of maintain the door in a closed position and maintain the rack within the tub portion, with the biasing device in the contracted position. Associated dishwashers are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Troy Dalsing
  • Publication number: 20130020268
    Abstract: The tray for dishwashers comprises a bottom (1) and perimeter walls (3), said walls (3) comprising grids, and it is characterized in that it also comprises at least one lid (4) that can be detachably mounted on at least one of said perimeter walls (3), said lid (4) covering the grid of said wall (3). It permits to combine the advantages that are obtained when it is used in a dishwasher with the advantage that it can be used for storage with no deposit of dust and debris.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Domenech Grau
  • Patent number: 8356719
    Abstract: A crockery basket of a dishwasher for receiving pieces of crockery. The crockery basket includes a bottom; lateral parts that frame the bottom; and at least one row of rods that are arranged on the bottom to hold the pieces of crockery. The at least one row of rods has a base wire and individual rod wires that are attached to the base wire. Each end of the base wire is bent and pivotally mounted on the bottom. When the at least one row of rods is pivoted upright, the base wire is arranged at a distance from the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Haltmayer, Mathias Herrmann, Stefan Kasbauer, Claus Köther, Jens Schlichtmeier, Martin Weissenburger, Mark Woldenberg
  • Publication number: 20120298598
    Abstract: A dish rack for an automatic dishwashing machine includes a main body and a dishware support movably mounted on the main body. The dishware support has an adjustable orientation relative to the main body and is configured so as to adjust orientation based on a dishwashing cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventors: Guenther Ennen, Seyfettin Kara, Kira Schaefer, Monika Seifert, Stefan Tiekoetter, Erik Woldt, Thorsten Schuette
  • Publication number: 20120301736
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coating composition in the form of a loose powder including the following by weight: 50% to 99.99% of polyamide powder, and 0.01% to 0.5% of polypropylene glycol, out of the total weight of the composition. The present invention relates in particular to a coating composition in the form of a powder including the following by weight: 50% to 99.9% of polyamide powder, 0.01% to 10% of at least one pigment and 0.01% to 0.5% of polypropylene glycol, out of the total weight of the composition. The present invention relates in particular to the use of said composition in methods for coating objects, in particular metal, by means of stuccoing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Arkema France
    Inventors: Karine Huraux, Jean-Charles Durand
  • Publication number: 20120293054
    Abstract: A dishwasher appliance having a rack assembly that can provide support for both large and small bowls is provided. The rack assembly includes tines, referred to herein as vertical members, that can hold both large and small bowls in a vertical orientation. The rack assembly may be used in a dishwasher to provide the upper rack, lower rack, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: James Murray Klump, Stephen Froelicher, Rebecca Lynne Hannon
  • Publication number: 20120292269
    Abstract: A dishwasher rack assembly includes a bottom wall formed of spaced apart lateral rods crossed by spaced apart longitudinal rods to define an open lattice structure. A plurality of fixed vertical tines extend upward from the bottom wall and are arranged in pairs along the longitudinal or lateral aspect of the bottom wall with a defined space between adjacent pairs of the fixed vertical tines. A frame structure is provided with a shape and size so as to slide along the bottom wall between the pairs of fixed vertical tines. A plurality of vertical tines extend upward from the frame structure and are arranged in pairs along the frame structure. A securement mechanism is configured between the frame structure and the bottom wall to accommodate relative movement and anchoring between the frame structure and the bottom wall for variable positioning of the frame structure tines relative to the pairs of fixed vertical tines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: James Murray Klump, Rebecca Lynne Hannon
  • Publication number: 20120292270
    Abstract: A dishwasher rack assembly includes a bottom wall formed of a first set of spaced apart rods crossed by a second set of spaced apart rods to define an open lattice structure. At least one channel member is attached to respective one the rods. A plurality of tines are received within the channel member and are variably positional along the channel member so as to adjust spacing between the tines without adjusting the channel member relative to the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: James Murray Klump, Stephen Froelicher, Rebecca Lynne Hannon
  • Patent number: 8303725
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes lower and upper racks that slide in and out for loading and unloading of dishes. Either or both of the racks includes a handle secured to the front wall of the rack. The handle is molded from a thermoset polymer material and at least part of the handle is plated with a bright-finish metal coating such as powdered stainless steel. The handle for the lower rack extends above the upper edge of the front wall of the rack for easier accessibility. The upper handle is arranged to be contacted by the door of the dishwasher when the door is closed such that the upper rack is urged inwardly to a correct position for connecting a mid-level spray arm delivery tube to a check valve assembly of the water delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Allen Stephen Crookshanks, Ashwin Jadhav, Ronald Gene Tynes
  • Publication number: 20120241394
    Abstract: An insert having insert compartments separated from one another by separating walls with at least two insert compartments provided with compartment floors, arranged in different heights, for loading different silverware pieces and/or small dishes. The silverware pieces and/or the small dishes may, depending on their respective length/size/shape, be loaded into the insert compartment having the corresponding compartment floor positioned in a suitable height, so that they stand on the compartment floor and are no longer required to be hung.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: BSH BOSCH UND SIEMENS HAUSGERATE GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Rosenbauer, Heinz Heissler, Ulrich Deiss, Gerhard Fetzer
  • Publication number: 20120139399
    Abstract: An adjustable rack assembly for a washing appliance. The adjustable rack assembly includes a rack having a first side wall and an opposing second side wall, a first rail assembly having a first plurality of horizontal rails, and a second rail assembly having a second plurality of horizontal rails. A first support assembly is coupled to the first side wall of the rack and includes a first support plate configured to be removably coupled to the first rail assembly at a first horizontal rail of the first plurality of horizontal rails. A second support assembly is coupled to the second side wall of the rack and includes a second support plate configured to be removably coupled to the second rail assembly at a first horizontal rail of the second plurality of horizontal rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Aaron Matthew McDaniel
  • Patent number: 8191560
    Abstract: An upper rack vertical adjustment system for a dishwasher, including an upper rack first portion, and an upper rack second portion rotatably attached to the first portion to selectively create an opening in the bottom of the rack to provide clearance for items placed in the lower rack. For adjusting the height of the upper rack, a slidable member has two elongated arms extending therefrom each having a wheel attached at an end of the arms is provided on each side of the rack. For each slidable member, a plate is mounted to a portion of the upper rack and the said slidable member is pivotally mounted to the plate. A locking mechanism locks the slidable member in one of several predetermined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Brian L. Mallory, Errin Whitney Gnadinger, Rajdeep Das, Vasudev Mallur, Elizabeth Beard, Srinivasan Ramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 8192557
    Abstract: A dish washing machine having a basket height adjusting apparatus. The dish washing machine includes a machine body having a washing tub defined therein, a basket disposed in the washing tub to receive dishes to be washed, and a basket height adjusting apparatus. The basket height adjusting apparatus includes a support bracket mounted at each side of the basket such that the support bracket can be moved vertically, rollers mounted to the support bracket to slide the basket forward and backward, and an adjusting lever mounted at the basket to adjust a vertical movement of the support bracket and to thereby adjust the height of the basket. The adjusting lever is moved along with the basket. Consequently, in the present invention, the thumb of a user is not caught in the basket and injured when the user rotates the adjusting lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Chan Ryu, Jae Young Choi, Yong Woon Han, Sung Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8163103
    Abstract: A dishwasher is provided in which heights of basket(s) of a rack assembly may be easily changed. The dishwasher may include a frame configured to be inserted into and withdraw from a washing tub and plurality of basket positioning device configured to receive and support basket(s) at different heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Gap Su Shin, Nung Seo Park, Yong Jin Choi, Young Hwan Park, Jae Won Chang
  • Publication number: 20120055891
    Abstract: A bussing and dishwasher tray has a floor section. The floor section is grated. A wall section extends up from a perimeter of the floor section. A plurality of holding members is formed on the floor section. A plurality of container sections is formed along an interior surface area of the wall section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Edgardo Clores
  • Patent number: 8104628
    Abstract: A dishwasher rack is provided. The dishwasher rack includes a tine holder, a tine holder moving portion, and/or a movable rack moving portion. The tine holder includes a plurality of portions formed to receive a holding tine for adjusting a gap between the holding tine and a structure opposite to the holding tine, according to a received position of the holding tine. The tine holder moving portion changes a position of the tine holder with respect to the rack frame. The movable rack moving portion changes a position of the movable rack with respect to the rack frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Ji Ho Kim