With Basin Or Tub Patents (Class 312/228)
  • Patent number: 12012686
    Abstract: A washing machine including a cabinet, a tub disposed in the cabinet, a drum rotatably disposed in the tub, and a control device detachably mounted on the cabinet. The control device includes a control frame detachably mounted on a front surface of the cabinet, a control panel detachably mounted on the control frame and a control module interposed between the control frame and the control panel. The control panel configured to be movable between a first position where the control panel is detachable from the control frame and a second position where a forward and backward movement with reference to the control frame is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changwoo Lee, Dongwon Kim, Jiwoong Kim
  • Patent number: 12006621
    Abstract: A washing appliance having a removable service tray. The tray may include a cartridge removably received within a door of the appliance. A spring assembly may be positioned within the cartridge for assisting in opening the door. The cartridge and its components may be concealed from the view of a user at the front of the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Raymond Mora, Venkata Chakradhar Rangu, Neelapala Gopinath Yadav
  • Patent number: 11957290
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a main body, a tub provided inside the main body and configured to form a washing chamber, a machine room formed under the tub, a drain hose configured to discharge washing water stored in the washing chamber, and a hose fixer disposed on a side surface of the tub and configured to fix at least a part of the drain hose, and the drain hose further includes a first coupler coupled to one side of the machine room and a second coupler coupled to the hose fixer, and the first coupler includes an insertion part provided to extend in a longitudinal direction of the first coupler to be inserted to the one side of the machine room to couple the first coupler to the one side of the machine room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Johannes Büsing, Kyuha Lee, Jusik Kim
  • Patent number: 11950742
    Abstract: A dishwasher water channel, which is integrated in a base of a dishwasher, is disclosed. The dishwasher water channel has a water distribution chamber, a flow guidance channel, and a spray arm. The flow guidance channel has one end communicating with the water distribution chamber and the other end communicating with the spray arm. The flow guidance channel extends from an outer wall of the water distribution chamber toward a rear end of the base and communicates with the spray arm at the rear end of the base. A spray arm seat is provided between the spray arm and the flow guidance channel and penetrates the base. The spray arm is connected to a top of the spray arm seat and located above the base to spray water out of the spray arm seat, and the flow guidance channel is connected to a bottom of the spray arm seat and located below the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: FOSHAN SHUNDE MIDEA WASHING APPLIANCES MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bo Yuan, Xing Song, Shoubao Wu, Pingping Xu, Jianxun Zhao, Hongtu Zhao
  • Patent number: 11889965
    Abstract: A mechanism for the door of a domestic electrical appliance, for example a dishwasher, is described. The mechanism includes a door latch for holding the door closed, a latch opener mechanism, an electrically controlled actuator for displacing the latch opener mechanism, a movably arranged pusher, and a spring device for providing a spring force which acts on the pusher. The latch opener mechanism functions such that, when the door is closed, it can be transferred from an inactive position into an active position while at least partially overcoming a holding-closed action of the door latch. The movably arranged pusher is separate from the latch opener mechanism and is decoupled therefrom in terms of movement. After the holding-closed action of the door latch has been overcome, the spring drive allows the door to be pushed open by the pusher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: EMZ-HANAUER GMBH & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Albert Dirnberger, Josef Bauriedl, Matthias Bauer, Georg Spießl
  • Patent number: 11814778
    Abstract: A front-loading washing machine includes a door frame, a latch, a door, a seal, and a striker. The latch is secured to the door frame. The door is rotatably secured to the door frame. The seal is disposed between the door and the door frame. The striker is secured to the door. The striker is configured to disengage the latch in a first configuration while the door is in a closed position such that a gap is formed between the door and the door frame to facilitate venting from an interior of the washing machine. The striker is configured to engage the latch in a second configuration while the door is in the closed position such that the seal closes the gap between the door and the door frame to inhibit venting from the interior of the washing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Dennis Kehl
  • Patent number: 11647887
    Abstract: The invention relates to a seal for a dishwasher adapted to be interposed between a peripheral edge of an opening of a tub for cookware and a door for closing said opening. The seal comprises a metal part adapted to be connected to the peripheral edge of the opening, a first part, made of polymeric material, integrally connected to the metal part and a second part, made of polymeric material, associated with the first part and adapted to be contacted by the door when the door is arranged in a position for closing the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE ILPEA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Sandro Mazzaro, Paolo Cittadini
  • Patent number: 11623413
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an insulation member for an appliance includes the steps of forming a porous bag with a woven fabric, filling the porous bag with insulation materials, heat sealing the porous bag, vibrating the porous bag to define a pillow, compressing the pillow within a mold to define a compressed insulation member, and evacuating the compressed insulation member within an insulated structure to define a vacuum insulated structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Edward Bauman, Kevin Jay Cox, Gustavo Frattini, Lynne F. Hunter, Ryan Daniel Kannegieter, Rafael Dutra Nunes, Subrata Shannigrahi
  • Patent number: 11519163
    Abstract: Water and space saving bathroom components especially useful for a comfort station. Included are a novel toilet having a cistern with a sink in combination with the toilet, a novel waterless urinal and a hand sanitizer dispensing station. The sink is an integrally formed sink into the top of the cistern and has a drain formed into the sink for draining effluent from the sink into the toilet cistern. A faucet is installed in the surface of the sink to provide a clean water source for hand washing and the like that generates grey water after washing. The waterless urinal can be plumbed and mounted to a comfort station wall or on a mobile stand, while the hand sanitizer dispensing station may be adapted for multiple dispensers. The dispensers may be mounted at different heights to accommodate adults, children and disabled persons in wheelchairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventor: Earl Jacob Braxton
  • Patent number: 11484157
    Abstract: The product is a Portable Hand Washing Device. It stands at approximately 59 inches in length and 25 inches in width from the bottom. The device stands as one unit, with an upper chamber which holds 5 gallons of clean water. The chamber for clean water is connected with a touchless faucet to activate the flow of the water which leads into a basin. The basin is connected with a tube to a pale underneath the unit which can hold 6 gallons of water and serves as a reservoir for the discarded water from the basin. There are two rolling wheels at the rear of the unit. There is a provision for liquid hand soap and paper towel dispenser. The device is still under development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Naa Darkoah Nyanin
  • Patent number: 11460237
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet defining a chilled chamber, an enclosure housing positioned within the chilled chamber, the enclosure housing defining an enclosure and a docking port configured for receiving a water filter, and a door assembly for providing selective access to the enclosure. The door assembly includes an access door pivotally mounted to the enclosure housing, a guide pin mounted to the enclosure housing, a guide bar having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end being pivotally mounted to the access door and the second end defining a slot having the guide pin slidably received therein, a friction washer mounted on the guide pin adjacent the guide bar; and a spring member mounted on the guide pin and being configured for urging the friction washer against the guide bar to resist motion of the access door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Madan Gopal Reddy Pathapati, Herbert Sabelhaus, Mark Allen Stout, Michael William Basley
  • Patent number: 11369196
    Abstract: A furniture assembly (1; 101) comprising: —an upper module (3; 103); —a lower module (5; 105); and —a wall part (7; 107) which is arranged for being provided between the upper and the lower module when the furniture assembly (1; 101) is mounted in a room in a mounting position with the upper module (3; 103) provided above the lower module (5; 105), wherein said wall part (7; 107) is pre-mounted to either the upper module (3; 103) or the lower module (5; 105).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CONCENTUS PROPERTIES AB
    Inventor: Daniel Hansson
  • Patent number: 11299845
    Abstract: Disclosed is a washing machine including a first housing in which a first tub is disposed and a second housing in which a second tub is disposed. In the washing machine, a drain pump of the second tub may be disposed at the first housing to efficiently utilize internal spaces of the first housing and the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Do Yun Lee, Jong-Hun Sung, Seung Youp Lee
  • Patent number: 11266290
    Abstract: A household dishwasher includes a dishwasher cavity which includes a base having a first connection flange, a dishwasher cavity casing connected to the base, and a rear wall connected to both the base and the dishwasher cavity casing. The rear wall includes a second connection flange having at least one section resting against the first connection flange. The second connection flange has a deformation region which projects beyond the first connection flange and is bent in a direction oriented away from the first connection flange in such a way that the deformation region rests against the second connection flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Becker, Johann Schabert, Norbert Näßler
  • Patent number: 11203833
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for fabricating a door provided at a laundry treating apparatus, the method including: mounting a front glass to a front glass mounting jig, and mounting a door frame to a door frame mounting jig; applying an adhesive to the door frame; lifting the front glass by absorption, and then mounting onto the door frame; moving the door frame mounting jig to a compression jig; attaching the front glass to the door frame by using the compression jig; separating the door frame mounting jig from the compression jig, and moving to an initial position; and separating an assembly of the front glass attached to the door frame, from the door frame mounting jig, wherein in the applying of the adhesive to the door frame, the adhesive is applied along an adhesive filling groove formed to enclose an opening of the door frame, plural times in a divided manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jungsang You, Yongwoo Kwon, Minsoo Seo
  • Patent number: 11196295
    Abstract: A wireless power supply device includes a first housing, a transmitting coil assembly mounted in the first housing, a second housing, and a receiving coil assembly mounted in the second housing and electromagnetically coupled with the transmitting coil assembly. The first housing has a U-shaped outer contour and includes a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion. The second portion and the third portion extend perpendicularly to the first portion from opposite ends of the first portion. The second portion and the third portion form a recess between the second portion and the third portion. The second housing extends into the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuan Zhong, Chenxi Wang, Yulin Feng
  • Patent number: 11168436
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for fabricating a door provided at a laundry treating apparatus, the method including: mounting a front glass to a front glass mounting jig, and mounting a door frame to a door frame mounting jig; applying an adhesive to the door frame; lifting the front glass by absorption, and then mounting onto the door frame; moving the door frame mounting jig to a compression jig; attaching the front glass to the door frame by using the compression jig; separating the door frame mounting jig from the compression jig, and moving to an initial position; and separating an assembly of the front glass attached to the door frame, from the door frame mounting jig, wherein in the applying of the adhesive to the door frame, the adhesive is applied along an adhesive filling groove formed to enclose an opening of the door frame, plural times in a divided manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jungsang You, Yongwoo Kwon, Minsoo Seo
  • Patent number: 10954030
    Abstract: The present invention provides a corner connector for use in forming transport, storage and display containers and a transport, storage and display container system of stacking compartments that can be interconnected and formed into multiple orientations according to the user's needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Carmel Paul Storace
  • Patent number: 10934660
    Abstract: A garment processing device comprising: a cabinet; a door; a first hinge comprising a first shaft disposed on one of the cabinet or the door, and a first shaft containing portion disposed on the other of the cabinet or the door such that the first shaft is contained therein in an attachable/detachable manner; a second hinge comprising a second shaft coupled to the door so as to form a first axis of rotation together with the first shaft and a third shaft for rotatably fixing the second shaft to the cabinet; a third hinge comprising a fourth shaft disposed on one of the cabinet or the door so as to form a second axis of rotation together with the third shaft, and a fourth shaft containing portion disposed on the other of the cabinet or the door such that the fourth shaft is contained therein in an attachable/detachable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngjoo Lee, Hongjun Cho, Sanghun Bae
  • Patent number: 10918259
    Abstract: A dishwasher appliance includes a tub. A leak pan is positioned below the tub. A leveling assembly is configured for adjusting a level of the tub. The leveling assembly includes a housing mounted to the leak pan. A leveling leg is positioned within the housing. The leveling leg has a foot. An axle is mounted to the leak pan. A gear set is positioned within the housing. The gear set is configured to transfer rotation of the axle through the gear set to the leveling leg to adjust the level of the tub. The foot of the leveling leg is spaced from a thread on an outer surface of the leveling leg such that the gear set unmeshes from the thread on the outer surface of the leveling leg when the leveling leg is fully retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Arpit Singhal, Brian Steven Riddle
  • Patent number: 10863881
    Abstract: A stand-alone dishwasher for non-plumbed, environmentally friendly dishwashing includes a washer body. A front side has a drain aperture extending through to an inner compartment of the washer body. A lid is coupled to the washer body to cover and alternatively uncover a principal aperture. A plurality of rails is coupled within the inner compartment to support a plurality of racks that is removable through the principal aperture. A floor panel is coupled to the washer body and creates a lower compartment between a bottom side of washer body and the floor panel. A heater is coupled within the lower compartment. The heater is configured to turn water within the inner compartment into steam. A plurality of controls is coupled to the lid. The plurality of controls is in operational communication with the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: John Young
  • Patent number: 10718105
    Abstract: A handwashing station that includes a basin, a liquid dispensing system, and an air dispensing system. The liquid dispensing system is configured to dispense a liquid into the basin to wash a user's hands. The air dispensing system configured to dispense air into the basin to dry the user's hands. The user can wet, wash, rinse, and dry their hands from within the basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventor: Chanseol Chung
  • Patent number: 10702125
    Abstract: A retracting rack for an appliance such as a dish washing appliance. The rack may be positionable between a stowed position and a deployed position. A spring may drive the rack towards the stowed position. A locking mechanism may be used to secure the rack in one or more positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eric Scalf, Robert Digman
  • Patent number: 10588483
    Abstract: In order to provide a sink accessory part for arrangement on a sink, which can be positioned on the sink simply and stably without the need for a plurality of horizontal support areas at the same height on the sink, and without restricting the functionality of the sink accessory part or the sink, it is proposed that the sink accessory part should include a first coupling device, for coupling the sink accessory part to a first side wall of a bowl of the sink, and a second coupling device, for coupling the sink accessory part to a second side wall, opposing the first side wall, of the bowl of the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: BLANCO GmbH + Co KG
    Inventors: Josef Keller, Christine Assmann
  • Patent number: 10563340
    Abstract: A clothes treating apparatus includes a main body having a laundry insertion opening formed on a front side of the main body, and a door to open or close the laundry insertion opening. The door includes a cover frame having a central opening and a side opening elongated in a circumferential direction of the cover frame; a hand receiving member configured to be coupled to the cover frame from a rear side of the cover frame, and having a pocket for receiving a hand of a user; and a cover panel configured to be coupled to the cover frame from a front side of the cover frame to cover the central opening of the cover frame, and having a recessed portion disposed to correspond to the side opening of the cover frame and to provide access to the pocket of the hand receiving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Won Kim, Jong Hun Sung, Min Ho Jung
  • Patent number: 10465330
    Abstract: A door handle for a door of a front-loading household appliance, such as a washing machine, a combination washer-dryer, or laundry dryer, which has a drum for laundry treatment and whose loading opening is closable at the front by a door hinged thereto as a ring, includes a gripping element as a handle provided in a lateral region of the ring for closing and opening purposes. The gripping element allows fingertips of a hand to grasp or be introduced into it from both radially outside and radially inside in the lateral region of the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MIELE & CIE. KG
    Inventor: Silke Tiggesbaeumker
  • Patent number: 10390681
    Abstract: A dishwasher comprises a chassis having a base, a tub supported on the base and at least partially defining a treating chamber having an access opening, a door having a door height extending between a door upper end and a door lower end, a hinge pivotally mounting the door to the chassis for pivotal movement between a closed position, wherein the access opening is closed, and an opened position, wherein the access opening is opened, a non-racking decorative cover having a cover height extending between a cover upper end and a cover lower end; and a slide assembly mounting the decorative cover to the door to move the decorative cover upwardly from a retracted position to an extended position as the door is pivoted from the closed position to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Grzegorz Klusek, Sebastian Jan Chwalibog, Jacek Kowalski
  • Patent number: 10368717
    Abstract: A dishwasher comprising a projection means having a concentration lens for concentrating a light beam coming from the light source, said concentration lens being external to the door and solidly constrained to a frame that encloses said access opening. The light beam is projected by the lens towards the exterior of the dishwasher. Downstream of the lens, the light beam extends in a substantially horizontal direction. Downstream of the lens, the light beam intersects an imaginary vertical upwards projection of an upper edge (30) of the door (3) considered in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mario Lippera, Roberto Giorcelli, Giacomo Marvardi
  • Patent number: 10285561
    Abstract: A dishwasher with a tub defining a treating chamber having an access opening. A closure selectively closes the access opening and a base supports the tub. The base can include a set of spaced panels and a set of spaced beams connecting the set of panels. The base can be formed by inserting the set of spaced beams within the set of spaced panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas M. O'Brien, William K. Kangas
  • Patent number: 10246810
    Abstract: A washing machine is provided that may include a cabinet, a basket, and a backsplash. The cabinet may define an opening and include a backsplash bracket having a predefined footprint. The backsplash bracket may include one or more support decks, each having a planar top surface and a bottom surface. The backsplash bracket may define a first aperture extending through one support deck between a corresponding planar top surface and a corresponding bottom surface. The backsplash bracket may also define a second aperture extending through a support deck between a corresponding planar top surface and a corresponding bottom surface. The basket may be mounted within the cabinet and define a wash chamber beneath the opening to receive one or more clothing articles to be washed. The backsplash may be positioned over the predefined footprint and include a first and second engagement hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: HAIER US APPLIANCES SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Donald James Leisl, III, Craig Robert Vitan, Sripad Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10092162
    Abstract: A dishwasher with a tub defining a treating chamber having an access opening. A closure selectively closes the access opening and a base supports the tub. The base can include a set of spaced panels and a set of spaced beams connecting the set of panels. The base can be formed by inserting the set of spaced beams within the set of spaced panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas M. O'Brien, William K. Kangas
  • Patent number: 10017896
    Abstract: A control panel for clothes dryer and clothes dryer. The control panel for clothes dryer includes an operation panel and a mounting panel which can be detachably connected. The operation panel is electrically connected to a control device of the clothes dryer, and is configured to send a control signal to the control device and receive a display signal sent by the control device. The operation panel can be mounted on the mounting panel upwardly or upside down. The mounting panel can be fixedly connected to a housing of a clothes dryer. The clothes dryer includes the housing and the above control panel device. The mounting panel is fixedly connected to a housing of a clothes dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: QINGDAO JIAONAN HAIER WASHING MACHINE CO.
    Inventors: Jindong Bing, Rongfeng Cheng, Jian Wang, Luhua Yan, Xianchang Li, Haifei Liu
  • Patent number: 9982422
    Abstract: A dual-purpose fixture for a sink or wash basin, incorporating both a water tap and a hand dryer. The water tap has a spout arranged to project over the basin of the sink, and the hand dryer incorporates two or more hand-dryer nozzles—at least one for each of a user's hands. The left-hand nozzle is located on the left-hand side of the spout and the right-hand nozzle is located on the right-hand side of the spout, specifically so that the spout acts as a dividing partition between the two hand-dryer nozzles. This encourages correct usage of the hand-dryer. The fixture may be fitted to a sink or wall-mounted above the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Benjamin Courtney, Patrick Joseph William Moloney, Christopher Lesniowski
  • Patent number: 9901239
    Abstract: A dishwasher, in particular a household dishwasher, includes a washing compartment having a front access opening which is surrounded by a front frame. The front frame is open on a floor side and has lateral frame strips. A base support is arranged on the floor side and has bearing elements for support of the lateral frame strips. Each of the lateral frame strips of the front frame includes at least one hook element which encompasses the associated bearing element of the base support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Cengiz Kücük, Johann Schabert, Wilhelm Thibaut
  • Patent number: 9730570
    Abstract: A dishwasher with a tub at least partially defining a washing chamber, a liquid spraying system, a liquid recirculation system defining a recirculation flow path, and a liquid filtering system. The liquid filtering system includes a rotating filter disposed in the recirculation flow path to filter the liquid and a flow diverter wherein liquid passing through a gap between the flow diverter and the rotating filter applies a greater shear force on the surface than liquid in an absence of the flow diverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Jacquelyn R. Geda
  • Patent number: 9713403
    Abstract: A completely self-contained baby bidet and changing table system that is completely portable and is adapted for use in domestic or commercial environments. A cabinet structure has a washing basin with a drain tube connecting the washing basin with a removable waste water tank. A removable clean water reservoir is located within the cabinet and has a pump, heater, water supply hose and spray nozzle for delivery of clean and heated water spray to the body of an infant. Padded, waterproof mats support the infant so that water used for washing is drained into the washing basin and is then conducted to the waste water tank by a drain tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Nils C. Taft
  • Patent number: 9708802
    Abstract: An undermount sink system is provided for mounting beneath a countertop having an upper counter surface. The undermount sink system includes a sink basin and a discharge conduit coupled to the sink basin, which is positioned to expel fluid into the sink basin via an outlet thereof. The discharge conduit and basin are configured to mount to the countertop entirely below the upper counter surface. The flow of fluid through the discharge conduit may be activated via a motion sensor or switch coupled directly to the basin or a spacer ring positioned between the basin and the countertop. Controls for adjusting the temperature and/or flow rate of fluid through the discharge conduit may also be coupled to the basin or a spacer ring positioned between the basin and the countertop, or alternatively, to a surface of the countertop. Methods of making and using undermount sink systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Rod Gibson
  • Patent number: 9687134
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a door with at least a first part and a second part. The first part may be pivotally mounted to the dishwasher. The second part may be configured to be coupled to the first part for cooperative pivoting of the first part and the second part in one mode of operation. The second part may also be configured to move independently of the first part in another mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Baldwin, Rexford W. Cordill, Marcus R. Fischer, Mike S. Hemry, Saadat Hussain, Duane M. Kobos, Justin D. McIver, Demetrius J. Schaaf, Bryan M. Topp, Barry E. Tuller, Ameresh B. Viswanathan, Anthony B. Welsh, Elizabeth A. Moit, Brett Dibkey
  • Patent number: 9655497
    Abstract: A dishwasher for treating dishes according to at least one automatic cycle of operation comprises a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber, a chassis supporting the tub and defining a space below the tub a junction box located within the space. The junction box includes a base and a cover configured to receive an electrical connection for the dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Gary M. Lindgren, Kevin B. Miller, Ryan K. Roth, Logan S. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9637858
    Abstract: The laundry treating apparatus includes a door to open and close the introduction port about a first rotational or a second rotational axis which is different from first rotational axis. A first switching unit is provided in the door to allow rotation of door about the first rotational axis, and a second switching unit is provided in the door to allow rotation of the door about the second rotational axis. A lock fixes a position of at least one of the first switching unit or second switching unit when the door opens the introduction port. As can be appreciated, the mechanism used for the laundry apparatus may be applicable to other home appliances or non-home appliances where two different rotational axes may be needed to open and close a door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Incheol Kang, Soowon Park, Hyuntae Lee
  • Patent number: 9635995
    Abstract: Support structures for dishwashers are disclosed. An example dishwasher for treating dishes according to a cycle of operation includes a tub defining a treating chamber with an opening, a frame coupled to and structurally supporting at least a portion of the tub, a dish rack mount coupled to the frame, and a dish rack coupled to the dish rack mount, wherein the weight of the dish rack is substantially borne by the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Harshal J. Bhajak, Rexford W. Cordill, Steven J. Kuehl, Thomas M. O'Brien, Donald J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9516976
    Abstract: A sanitary facility including a washstand of ceramic or porcelain and a piece of support furniture, which carries the washstand and has two side walls and a front wall, on the upper end surfaces of which the edges of the washstand rests. The front and side end surfaces of the washstand are processed in such a way that they are flush with the outside surfaces of the side walls and of the front wall. Veneer, covering the outside surfaces, is applied to the end surfaces of the washstand by an adhesive bond and extends up to the right-angled upper corner of the washstand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: DURAVIT AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Thomas Stammel, Erich Fuhrer, Ulrich Weber
  • Patent number: 9512553
    Abstract: An upper cover of a washing machine having an improved structure in which the upper cover may be manufactured in a simple process. The washing machine includes: a main body; and an upper cover configured to cover an upper part of the main body, wherein the upper cover includes: a cover plate formed in a rectangular shape; and a cover frame formed of a material different from a material for the cover plate and coupled to the cover plate along a circumference of the cover plate, and the cover frame includes: at least one first support part configured to support an upper side of the cover plate; and at least one second support part configured to support a lower side of the cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Han Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 9441395
    Abstract: A door having an improved structure in which the door is formed integrally with a door handle, and a clothes treating apparatus having the same. The clothes treating apparatus includes a main body, a laundry insertion opening formed on a front surface of the main body, and a door to open and close the laundry insertion opening. The door includes a holder member rotatably coupled to the front surface of the main body, a transparent member passing through and coupled to the holder member, and a cover member covering a front surface of the holder member to define an external appearance of the door. The cover member includes a cover frame provided in a shape corresponding to the holder member, a cover panel coupled to a front surface of the cover frame, and a door handle including a protrusion portion and a recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Won Kim, Jong Hun Sung, Min Ho Jung
  • Patent number: 9332888
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dishwasher (1) comprising a tub (2) wherein the items to be washed are placed, a sump (3) which is located under the tub (2) and wherein the wash water accumulates, a rectangular casing (4) which provides the tub (2) to be carried at a certain height from the floor and at least one cover (5) which provides the bottom portion of the body (9) to be almost completely covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Arcelik Anonim Sirketi
    Inventors: Tugrul Basesme, Ismail Cem Bastuji
  • Patent number: 9247859
    Abstract: A rack system is provided that is suitable, for example, for installation to a kitchenware washing assembly. The kitchenware washing assembly may include a tank for holding fluid for washing kitchenware, and walls defining the tank and being arranged to hold the fluid in the tank. The rack system generally includes a mounting fixture connectable to the tank of the kitchenware washing assembly, and a rack connectable to the mounting fixture for holding the kitchenware in the tank. The rack is adjustable relative to the mounting fixture between a first position in which the rack is connected to the mounting fixture, and a second position in which the rack is connected to the mounting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: DUKE MANUFACTURING CO.
    Inventor: James W. Bigott
  • Patent number: 9173542
    Abstract: A dishwasher having a tub having a front defining an outer periphery, a treating chamber defined by the tub and having an open face located at the front of the tub and within the outer periphery, and a cover selectively closing the open face. A usable space configured to receive a component of the dishwasher can be at least partially defined by the outer periphery of the tub. The cover is sized to overlie the usable space when the cover closes the open face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Rodney M. Welch
  • Patent number: 9099063
    Abstract: A stringed instrument work station and hanging system 10 includes a low profile cabinet 12 configured with a slide-out drawer 14 that is shaped to support a guitar or other type of stringed instrument when repairing, adjusting, or otherwise working on the instrument. The drawer includes longitudinal walls or rails for spanning between the drawer end walls (46) for not only holding tools and spare parts for the stringed instruments, but also for supporting the body portion of the stringed instrument when the instrument is positioned on the opened drawer. Various neck supports (78) and (80) are utilized with the drawer (14) for supporting the neck of the stringed instrument when being serviced. The neck supports (78) and (80) can be positioned at various locations across the drawer (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Luis M. Blanco
  • Publication number: 20150145388
    Abstract: A clothes treating apparatus having an improved coupling structure of an upper cover and a cabinet is provided. The clothes treating apparatus may include a cabinet; an upper cover coupled to an upper part of the cabinet; a panel coupled between the upper cover and the cabinet so as to mediate coupling of the upper cover and the cabinet; a coupling portion provided at at least a portion of the panel; and an accommodation portion that is provided at at least a portion of the upper cover and accommodates at least a portion of the coupling portion, wherein the upper cover and the cabinet may be coupled to each other by coupling of the coupling portion and the accommodation portion. A coupling structure of an upper cover and a cabinet is improved so that a step between the upper cover and the cabinet can be prevented from being formed and thus the upper cover can be prevented from escaping (detaching) from the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Il JUNG, Sang Bin LEE, Sam Young JANG, Wun Seok JEONG
  • Patent number: RE49269
    Abstract: A laundry treating apparatus includes a body provided with a laundry inlet; and a door configured to open or close the laundry inlet, wherein the door includes a door frame having a first opening portion facing the laundry inlet and a second opening portion corresponding to a display module mounted at an inside in a state that the door is closed; and a door cover coupled to the door frame to form an appearance of the door, the door cover includes a non-light-transmitting region, and a first light transmitting region corresponding to the first opening portion and a second light transmitting region corresponding to the second opening portion within the non-light-transmitting region, and a mounting guide for an alignment between the first opening portion and the first light transmitting region and an alignment between the second opening portion and the second light transmitting region is provided on at least one of the door frame and door cover during mutual coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yongwoo Kwon, Seungji Yong, Kangwoon Cheon, Jaehoon Choi, Jungjin Park