Rotary Drums Or Receptacles Patents (Class 34/108)
  • Patent number: 9015957
    Abstract: Disclosed is a clothes dryer comprising a drum rotatably disposed in a body; and a roller disposed below the drum, and configured to support the drum. The roller is mounted to a roller shaft by a ball bearing, and a contact portion of an outer circumferential surface of the roller contacting the drum is formed to be flat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ki-Wook Jung, Myoung-Jong Kim
  • Patent number: 8959789
    Abstract: A tunnel-type rotary drum tumble dryer includes a cabinet (1) with a loading door (2) and an unloading door (3) on opposite sides, and a drum (4) arranged inside the cabinet (1) for rotating with respect to a horizontal or inclined geometric axis (E). The drum (4) has a revolution wall (5) around the axis (E), and end openings (5a, 5b) at opposite ends facing said loading and unloading doors (2, 3). The tumble dryer also includes an air circulator that includes an air inlet (8) facing one of the end openings (5a, 5b) of the drum (4) and an air outlet (9) adjacent to the other end opening (5a, 5b) of the drum (4) for creating an axial flow of drying air inside and from one end to another of the drum (4) through the clothing tumbling inside the drum (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Girbau, S.A.
    Inventors: Ramón Sans Rovira, Daniel Arcarons Alibes, Jordi Garcia Ferrera
  • Publication number: 20150040423
    Abstract: A dryer barrel basket may include a body with a mesh surface. The dryer barrel basket may also include a door positioned proximate a bottom portion of the dryer barrel basket. The dryer barrel basket may further include a hinge which may be sized and configured to allow the door to rotate between an open and closed position. In addition, the dryer barrel basket may include a locking mechanism that is configured to secure the door to the mesh body in a closed position and allow the door to be disposed in an open position using an opening mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: F.I.R.M., INC.
    Inventors: JESUS R. OROPEZA, CARLOS CARRASCO, GUILLERMO VILLA PASOS
  • Publication number: 20150033573
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dehydrator, and more particularly, to a technology for achieving improved dehydration efficiency as compared to conventional technologies while maintaining a volume, dehydration time, and rotational speed that are nearly the same as those of conventional technologies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Kwan Heum Sim
  • Publication number: 20150028016
    Abstract: A laundry machine (200) adapted to process laundry (220) by means of an operative fluid is provided. The laundry machine (200) comprises a drum (215) for housing the laundry (220), an electrical heater apparatus (280) configured to heat up the operative fluid, at least one electrical device (105), and an inverter supply block (100) for electrically supplying the at least one electrical device (105). The inverter supply block (100) comprises a bulk capacitor (130). The laundry machine (200) further comprises a limiter circuit (300; 280) configured to temporarily limit a charging current drawn by the inverter supply block (100) during a bulk capacitor (130) charging phase. The limiter circuit (300; 280; 330) is configured to selectively force the passage of the charging current through the electrical heater apparatus (280).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Alessandro Cecco, Hubert Dorigo, Paolo Driussi, Marco Lorenzi
  • Publication number: 20150007445
    Abstract: A heating device (124) for heating particles to be freeze-dried in a rotary drum (102) of a freeze-dryer (100) is provided, the device comprising at least one radiation emitter (202) for applying radiation heat to the particles, and a tube-shaped separator (204) for separating the particles from the at least one emitter (202). The separator (202) being integrally closed at one end and separating an emitter volume (206) encompassing the at least one emitter (202) from a drum process volume (126) inside the drum (102), wherein the heating device (124) protrudes into the drum process volume (126) such that said integrally closed end of the separator (204) is arranged inside the drum (102) as a free end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Gebhard, Roland Kasier, Matthias Plitzko, Manfred Struschka, Bernhard Luy
  • Publication number: 20150007446
    Abstract: A rotary friction dryer or gasifier and a method of using the same is provided. The rotary friction dryer generally comprises an entrance stage, an exit stage, a decompression zone located such that it separates the entrance and exit stages, a multi-stage compression screw, a mixing means coupled to the screw, at least one exhaust vent located in the decompression zone, and at least one discharge outlet located in the exit stage. The entrance stage includes an intake throat and the temperature of each stage (entrance and exit) is controllable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Enginuity Worldwide, LLC
    Inventor: Heimann L. Robert
  • Publication number: 20140373381
    Abstract: A horizontal rotating drum for mixing and drying treated seed with multiple functional zones separated by one or more dams that are attached to and rotate with the drum. The dam regulates the flow of seed through the drum's functional zones. The dam has one or more cleanout passages and an overflow passage centrally disposed within the dam to selectively regulate seed flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: KSI CONVEYOR, INC.
    Inventors: Terry N. Kaeb, Paul Arthur Kaeb, Todd William Kaeb
  • Patent number: 8910393
    Abstract: A drum or drum segment for a drying apparatus of pourable material having built-in components arranged within the drum, which is rotatable about its central axis. The built-in components thoroughly mix and convey the pourable material from a drum entrance to a drum exit while guiding through a tempered gaseous transport fluid. Several support rings are arranged between the built-in components and the drum. The support rings are arranged to be statically supporting, but compensate tensile and compressive stresses in an elastic manner. The support rings are connected to the built-in components, a support frame and the drum, or a combination thereof A method for producing the drum or drum segments includes pre-mounting modules of built-in components and inserting the modules of built-in components into the drum or the drum segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen—und Anlagenbau
    Inventors: Günter Kuhn, Wolfgang Fix-Mumme, Reinhard Kassner
  • Publication number: 20140338219
    Abstract: A controlling method of a laundry machine including a tub and a drum, the controlling method includes steps of: sensing selection of a tub drying step and performing the tub drying step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Young Bok SON, Myoung Suk YOU, Sung Min YE, Tae Hee LEE, Deug Hee LEE, Ae Kyung CHAE, Yoon Seob EOM
  • Patent number: 8881422
    Abstract: An apparatus for drying laundry with ultraviolet radiation is provided. One or more ultraviolet light sources emit ultraviolet radiation, which, in various embodiments, is transmitted through a UV-radiation permeable transparent drum containing the wet laundry and other wet articles to be dried. Also provided is a dryer having ultraviolet light sources centrally situated with respect to the drum, wherein the ultraviolet light sources emit ultraviolet radiation directed at laundry in the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Uvdry, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Abramovich, Jerry Chieh Liu
  • Publication number: 20140322411
    Abstract: The present invention is an electric liquid extractor machine that is designed to carry out operations such as centrifuging, draining or extracting of liquids and a method of use thereof. The basic structure of the machine is comprised of a rigid assembly including at least one body and an interior base, a movable assembly including at least one motor element, a drive shaft and a perforated basket, and a movable cover for the passage of products to the interior of the machine. The union between the rigid assembly and the movable assembly is done by means of anti-vibration or flexible anchors. The machine may also include vibration sensors to detect the vibrations of the machine, and an emergency brake that may be activated should the vibrations exceed some predetermined safety threshold level. The present invention also includes a method of use of a machine of the aforementioned type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: SAMMIC, S.L.
    Inventors: AITOR GOGORZA SEGUROLA, GORKA AGIRREZABAL OTEIZA
  • Publication number: 20140298671
    Abstract: A clothing dryer having an improved structure of a drainage unit thereof, including: a body; a drum; a base that is disposed at a lower portion of the drum; a first water tub that is mounted on the base to collect condensate water generated when a drying operation is performed; and a plurality of drainage pipes that are combined with one side of the first water tub and cause the condensate water to move, wherein, in order to change a position at which the plurality of drainage pipes and the first water tub are combined with each other, the first water tub is combined with edges of the base so that at least a part of the first water tub is able to be exposed to an outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Hyun LEE, Seong Min OAK, Do Haeng KIM, Yong Joon JANG, Ju Young LEE
  • Publication number: 20140259723
    Abstract: An opening and/or closing mechanism associated with a lid, door or cover of machinery are disclosed herein. According to various embodiments, the system described comprises a lid, and a lid locking mechanism. A counterbalance, a timer, and a controller may also be utilized by the system. The system may allow for automatic starting of device operation in response to s timer expiring. The system may further allow for automatic opening of the lid in response to the timer expiring without the utilization of manual assistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Jesus R. Oropeza
  • Publication number: 20140250711
    Abstract: The present invention is an electric liquid extractor machine of the type that includes a basket for holding the product and that is designed to carry out operations such as centrifuging, draining or extracting of liquids, or other processing operations of habitual products in industrial kitchens or other types, structured on the basis of a rigid assembly including at least one body and an interior base, a movable assembly including at least one motor element, a drive shaft and a perforated basket, and a movable cover for the passage of products to the interior of the machine, characterised in that the union between the rigid assembly and the movable assembly is done by means of anti-vibration or flexible anchors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: SAMMIC, S.L.
    Inventors: GORKA AGIRREZABAL OTEIZA, AITOR GOGORZA SEGUROLA
  • Publication number: 20140150275
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dryer (1) comprising a body (2), a drum (3) disposed inside the body (2), wherein the laundry to be dried is placed, an opening (4) which is situated on the body (2), a dismountable member (5) which is placed into the body (2) by being passed through the opening (4), whereon the particles in the air leaving the drum (3) are accumulated and a lid (6) which covers the opening (4) so as to close the front of the dismountable member (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Can Sar, Veysel Ertan Cetinkaya, Idris Burak Harac
  • Publication number: 20140150281
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a laundry dryer having a removable front casing panel (1). A laundry dryer according to the invention comprises a front casing panel (1) and a frame structure (4) for accommodating a tub (5) and operational component parts (6) which are required for drying laundry, said frame structure (4) comprises a front supporting member (12) having means (21) for removably mounting said front casing panel (1). The laundry dryer is characterised in that said front supporting member (12) comprises a portion (13) that forms a component part of said tub (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventor: Luciano Sartor
  • Publication number: 20140144038
    Abstract: A tumble dryer includes: a laundry drum for loading/unloading the laundry; a humidity sensor system with at least one support for two or more electrodes, electrically insulated from one an-other and positioned in such a way that the electrodes are placed into or face the inside of the laundry drum, so as to contact the laundry loaded into the latter. The electrodes are electrically connected or connectable to a detection circuit and/or a control unit of the tumble dryer. Advantageously the support comprises at least two seats or channels for receiving the electrodes. Each seat or channel comprises at least one retaining element adapted for retaining a respective electrode the seat or channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Marco Santarossa, Diego Dal Ben
  • Publication number: 20140137425
    Abstract: A drying machine has a cabinet, a drying drum disposed at an inside the cabinet to accommodate a laundry, and configured to rotate by receiving rotating force from a driving source, and at least one lifter provided at an inner circumferential surface of the drying drum, and configured to have the laundry move at an inside the drying drum. the at least one lifter includes at least one coupling boss part configured to be coupled to the drying drum, and at least one guide rib protrudedly provided to pass through the drying drum so as to temporarily couple the at least one lifter to the drying drum, so that the adhesiveness is increased at the time of assembling the at least one lifter to the drying drum, thereby preventing the vibration and water leakage during rotation of the drying drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Jae Kim, Nu Ri Shin, Myung Won Jeon
  • Publication number: 20140096407
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dryer (1) comprising a body (2), a drum (3) disposed inside the body (2), wherein the laundry to be dried is placed, an opening (4) which is situated on the body (2), a dismountable member (5) which is placed into the body (2) by being passed through the opening (4), whereon the particles in the air leaving the drum (3) are accumulated and a lid (6) which covers the opening (4) so as to close the front of the dismountable member (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Can Sar, Atilla Sevli, Veysel Ertan Cetinkaya, Idris Burak Harac
  • Publication number: 20140082955
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for treating laundry for making a laundry treating capacity the largest. The disclosed laundry treating apparatus includes a cabinet, a drum rotatably provided in the cabinet to hold laundry, the drum including a drum front portion, a drum center portion, and a drum rear portion, wherein the front portion includes a plurality of discharge holes, and wherein the rear portion includes a plurality of suction holes, a front supporter to support the front portion of the drum and to surround the plurality of the discharge holes, and a rear supporter to support the rear portion of the drum and to surround the plurality of the suction holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Deayun PARK, Taehyun KIM, Woohee KANG, Jongseok KIM
  • Publication number: 20140000122
    Abstract: An apparatus for drying and classification of a material, the apparatus including a drier (1) having a rotatable drying drum (2) that is substantially horizontal or slightly inclined relative to the horizontal direction for drying a moist material being fed through a first end (3) of the drier, and a screen device (4) provided at a second end (5) of the drier to receive dried material passed through the drying drum for classification of the material. The screen device (4) is a multilayer screen including nested screen drums (6, 7, 8, 17) attached to the drying drum (2) to rotate with the drying drum about a common rotating axis (x-x).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Kumera Oy
    Inventors: Ilpo Tapio Kylmakorpi, Hannu Mansikkaviita, Jyri Juhani Talja, Juhani Kalevi Vasaramaki
  • Publication number: 20130298783
    Abstract: A dryer barrel basket may include a body with a mesh surface. The dryer barrel basket may also include a door positioned proximate a bottom portion of the dryer barrel basket. The dryer barrel basket may further include a hinge which may be sized and configured to allow the door to rotate between an open and closed position. In addition, the dryer barrel basket may include a locking mechanism that is configured to secure the door to the mesh body in a closed position and allow the door to be disposed in an open position using an opening mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Jesus R. Oropeza, Carlos Carrasco, Guillermo Villa Pasos
  • Patent number: 8580000
    Abstract: The present invention provides an indirect heat-drying apparatus that is resistant to adhesion of the substance to be dried on heating pipes and gives a product having a desired and stabilized liquid content. The present invention relates to an indirect heat-drying apparatus, comprising two indirect-heating rotary dryers, i.e., the first and second indirect-heating rotary dryers that are arranged in series so that the dried substance from the first indirect-heating rotary dryer is supplied to and dried in the second indirect-heating rotary dryer as the substance to be dried; and a carrier gas-supplying means of supplying the carrier gas co-currently in the first indirect-heating rotary dryer and counter-currently in the second indirect-heating rotary dryer, with respect to the flow direction from the substance to be dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignees: Kobe Steel, Ltd., Tsukishima Kikai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Deguchi, Takuo Shigehisa, Masayasu Ito, Zenji Kato, Yuko Sugita
  • Publication number: 20130283632
    Abstract: A rotary drum dryer is supported by magnetic non-contact bearings rather than by rollers or wheels which are normally used to support a rotary drum cylinder. A plurality of rare earth permanent magnets are positioned on the outside surface of the cylindrical dryer to form at least two external annular rings. One U-shaped semi-circular channel supported with a cradle have similar rare earth permanent magnets positioned at selected locations on the inside curvature thereof with the open end facing upward and disposed below in alignment with and spaced apart from each one of the at least two annular rings of magnets supporting the on the cylindrical dryer. The like pole magnets affixed to the surface of the cylinder repel the like pole magnets facing them disposed in the U-channels of the cradle causing the cylinder to levitate above and spaced apart a selected distance from the cradle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Jerry D. Miller
  • Publication number: 20130255099
    Abstract: A laundry dryer is provided with a modular air recirculation subassembly fitted beneath a rotatable drum of the dryer. The subassembly has an air recirculation passage provided between an air supply passage and an air exhaust passage of the dryer. The air recirculation subassembly further has a flow directing flap at the juncture of the air inlet passage and the air recirculation passage to direct the recirculation air flow toward a heater and away from an inlet end of the air supply passage. The air recirculation subassembly may include a filter positioned across the air recirculation passage upstream of the heater, which filter is removable through the air exhaust passage. The subassembly may further include a heat exchanger to transfer heat from the warmer air exiting the exhaust passage to the cooler air entering the air supply passage, and a recirculation air flow regulating flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Francesco CAVARRETTA, Massimiliano VIGNOCCHI, Maurizio UGEL, Alberto BISON
  • Publication number: 20130255098
    Abstract: A laundry dryer is provided with a modular air recirculation subassembly fitted beneath a rotatable drum of the dryer. The subassembly has an air recirculation passage provided between an air supply passage and an air exhaust passage of the dryer. The air recirculation subassembly further has a flow directing flap at the juncture of the air inlet passage and the air recirculation passage to direct the recirculation air flow toward a heater and away from an inlet end of the air supply passage. The air recirculation subassembly may include a filter positioned across the air recirculation passage upstream of the heater, which filter is removable through the air exhaust passage. The subassembly may further include a heat exchanger to transfer heat from the warmer air exiting the exhaust passage to the cooler air entering the air supply passage, and a recirculation air flow regulating flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Francesco CAVARRETTA, Massimiliano VIGNOCCHI, Maurizio UGEL, Alberto BISON
  • Publication number: 20130247406
    Abstract: A process to upgrade heavy oil and convert the heavy oil into lower boiling hydrocarbon products is provided. The process employs a catalyst slurry comprising catalyst particles with an average particle size ranging from 1 to 20 microns. In the upgrade process, spent slurry catalyst in heavy oil is generated as an effluent stream, which is subsequently recovered/separated from the heavy oil via membrane filtration. Residual hydrocarbons, i.e., heavy oil and solvent employed in the filtration for the heavy oil extraction are removed from the catalyst particles in a drying zone which employs at least two drying apparatuses to volatize residual hydrocarbons in the catalyst. Valuable metals can be recovered from catalyst particles for subsequent re-use in a catalyst synthesis unit, generating a fresh slurry catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventor: Oluwaseyi Abiodun Odueyungbo
  • Publication number: 20130239428
    Abstract: A laundry dryer having a front opening tumbler basket rotatably driven in opposite rotary directions during a drying operation by a drive motor mounted on a rear panel of the dryer cabinet. The drive motor drives a drive belt disposed about a drive pulley, a rear portion of the basket, and a plurality of idler pulleys. A support rod upon which the motor is supported and shafts of the idler pulleys each are affixed to and supported by a metal stabilizing member fixed to the rear cabinet panel and dimensioned so as to be stronger and more robust than the relatively thin walled rear cabinet panel for stabilizing the axes of the idler pulleys and drive motors for more reliable reversible operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Alliance Laundry Systems LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Harris
  • Publication number: 20130232810
    Abstract: An appliance is provided with a door mounted to a cabinet of the appliance. The door has a handle that is defined by a recess in a sidewall of the door. The handle can be positioned on the door such that the door is suitable for use on either a washing machine appliance or a dryer appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: David John Coxon, Nicolas Castrillon, Paul Stephen Haney
  • Patent number: 8528223
    Abstract: A laundry deflector apparatus is provided for a household appliance for handling items of laundry and the laundry deflector apparatus includes a deflector element that is wedge-shaped and has a flat edge in the direction of a first end on the side opposite a base side and a steep edge in the direction of a second end opposite the first end, on the side opposite the base side. The laundry deflector apparatus is undercut in sections on the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Alisch, Jaime Andia Laborda, Bernhard Heym, Rainer Jurmann
  • Publication number: 20130180123
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to appliances having a drying rack. The drying rack is rotatably mounted to a panel of the appliance. The drying rack may selectively shift between a storage configuration and an extended configuration. In the extended configuration, the drying rack may, e.g., support a hanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Alexander D. James, Thomas G. Holzen, Paul S. Haney
  • Publication number: 20130174435
    Abstract: A non-woven fabric includes flame retardant fibers and binding fibers mixed with the flame retardant fibers. The binding fibers set a thickness of the fabric. Application of a flame to the fabric causes the binding fibers to degrade and the flame retardant fibers to expand such that the thickness of the fabric increases, for example by a factor of two or more. The non-woven fabric can be used in a wide variety of different applications. For example, the non-woven fabric may be used to make seals of a drier, heat shields, fire barriers, and/or vents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventor: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130174434
    Abstract: A drying rack for use in a dryer appliance is provided. The drying rack is configured for selective placement in one of several positions: resting levelly on a top surface of the dryer appliance, projecting from a wall of the dryer appliance, and/or for extending into a drying chamber defined by the dryer appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Alexander D. James, Richard D. Henderson, Thomas G. Holzen
  • Publication number: 20130167398
    Abstract: A clothes dryer capable of providing a dry course suitable for functional clothes, and a control method thereof, the control method including if a substance accommodated in a dry tub to be dried is functional clothes, performing a first dry process to dry the substance at a first reference dry temperature, and performing a second dry process to dry the substance at a second reference dry temperature higher than the first reference dry temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130118027
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance and a method for operating the appliance to supply air into a treating chamber through an air inlet and controlling the supplied air by varying the effective area of the air inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130091727
    Abstract: A clothes treatment apparatus and a method for controlling a clothes treatment apparatus are provided. The method may include feeding heated hot air to clothes or other items received in a drum, and dehydrating the clothes or other items by performing a first rotation cycle for rotating the drum at a first RPM for a predetermined period of time. The first RPM may be a RPM that allows a centrifugal force applied to the clothes or other items during rotation of the drum to exceed gravity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Heakyung YOO, Cheolsoo Ko, Youngsuk Kim
  • Publication number: 20130042492
    Abstract: A washing machine includes an outer casing, a tub mounted in the outer casing, a rotating tub rotatably mounted in the tub and a vibration damping device located in the outer casing for damping vibration of the tub using a cylinder enclosing an operating fluid. The operating fluid includes a functional fluid. The washing machine further includes a control unit which is configured to control a viscosity of the functional fluid. The control unit is configured to change the viscosity of the functional fluid according to rotation of the rotating tub in a dehydration step to vary a damping force of the vibration damping device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION, TOSHIBA CONSUMER ELECTRONICS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA CONSUMER ELECTRONICS HOLDING, TOSHIBA HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130042493
    Abstract: An apparatus for drying organic waste dries and pulverizes organic waste, such as sewage sludge generated at a sewage pipe and a sewage treatment plant, various hydrous sludge waste, and food waste. The apparatus includes a drying drum rotatably provided on a base, a supply unit and a discharge pipe respectively provided at sealing caps for sealing front and rear sides of the drying drum, first and second pulverizing rotational blades driven by rotation axes provided at the front portion in the drying drum in a lengthwise direction thereof, an auxiliary pulverizing rotation blade driven by a rotation axis provided at the rear portion in the drying drum in a lengthwise direction thereof, a first opening portion and a first sealing member for discharging fine dried powder generated in a drying process, a second opening portion and a second sealing member for discharging completely dried organic waste, and a drying burner for blowing hot wind into the drying drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: ENBIOCONS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Dong-Wan Lee
  • Patent number: 8356423
    Abstract: A household appliance includes a drying chamber, a process air loop and a heat pump. The heat pump includes a heat transfer loop containing a heat transfer fluid, an evaporator heat exchanger, a liquefier heat exchanger, a compressor, and a nozzle. The heat transfer fluid has a critical temperature above 60° C., a nominal heat of vaporization at boiling point of at least 220 kJ/kg, a GWP index of less than 150 and a lower flammability level of at least 0.1 kg/m3. Preferably, the household appliance is a dryer for drying wet laundry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Haugeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Jose Miguel Corberan Salvador, Jose Gonzalvez Macia, Roberto San Martin Sancho
  • Publication number: 20130008046
    Abstract: A door latch for an appliance provides a U-shaped spring for engaging a strike having an expanded tip and passing between the arms of the U-shaped spring in a direction substantially perpendicular to the extent of those arms. Locking of the latch may be provided by collaring the distal ends of the arms to prevent their expansion once the strike is engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Kenyon A. Hapke, Adrian J. Tengler
  • Publication number: 20120325275
    Abstract: A rotary chuck adapted to hold a substrate. The rotary chuck has a rotatable chuck portion and an edge grip having a movable grip member movably mounted to the rotatable chuck portion, the moveable grip member being substantially free moving so that rotation of the rotating chuck portion causes the moveable grip member to move in a plane substantially aligned with a surface of the substrate to engage the substrate in a engaged position. A resilient element is coupled to the moveable grip member, the resilient member biasing the grip member to a disengaged position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: NEXX Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Goodman, Arthur Keigler, David G. Guarnaccia
  • Publication number: 20120291302
    Abstract: A drum for a household appliance, and a household appliance having a drum, wherein the drum includes a cylindrical shell, a front sheet on a front of the cylindrical shell, and a rear sheet on a rear of the cylindrical shell, wherein a portion of the cylindrical shell includes a noise-dampening coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gerhard Stegerwald
  • Patent number: 8286364
    Abstract: Disclosed are a liquid storage container and a clothes dryer having the same. The liquid storage container comprises: a reservoir installed at a clothes dryer, and configured to store liquid therein; a floating member floating on the liquid, and disposed on the reservoir with a rotation angle variable according to level change of the liquid inside the reservoir; and display means configured to display information corresponding to the rotation angle of the floating member. The rotation angle of the floating member may vary according to a remaining amount of the liquid. And, the remaining amount of the liquid may be informed to a user through the display means. Accordingly, the user may easily check the remaining amount of the liquid without checking the inside of the liquid storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sang-Hun Bae, Min-Ji Kim, Ye-Ji Um, Myung-Shik Kim, Young-Soo Ha
  • Publication number: 20120246961
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved method and apparatus for speeding up the drying process in the clothes dryer, saving the consumer time, energy, and the cost of that energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Lisa A. Atkins
  • Publication number: 20120233873
    Abstract: A household appliance (100) has an external casing (110) housing a rotatable drum assembly (320) and adapted to be mounted to a wall (105). The casing is shaped so as to define therein a tub (305) for rotatably accommodating the rotatable drum assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION, N.V.
    Inventors: Maurizio Del Pos, Daniele Favaro
  • Publication number: 20120210598
    Abstract: The already energy saving ambient air dryer is improved in methods of manufacture, performance, increased safety devices, and storage options which include in part: construction in pieces of different manufacture for assembly to lower cost, added inhibitors to extend life and durability, extrusions on the drum functioning as scoops to cause additional ambient air to be passed through the clothes, light and reflector system so moving drum may be visible at night or in partial light, non-defeating GFCI system, specific designed energy efficient motor, programmed functions such as stopping the drum in “access” or “park” position and sounding alarm for pre-determined operational issues, remote control as well as control box on dryer frame, a system for capturing lint and particulates, motion/heat detectors which eliminate need for safety guard surrounding moving drum, sound emitters to keep animals away, security codes for operation, and collapsible drum and frame for compact storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Allen Mundt Hastings, Karla Kay Hastings
  • Publication number: 20120186305
    Abstract: A laundry dryer has drum (1) which stores laundry; heat pump device including pipeline connecting compressor (16), which compresses refrigerant, radiator (17), pressure reducer (18), which reduces refrigerant after heat emission at radiator (17), and heat absorber (19), so that pipeline allows sequential circulation of refrigerant; circulation duct (13) in which blower (4) is situated to blow dry air so that dry air sequentially circulates from drum (1), heat absorber (19), radiator (17), to drum (1) again; air volume controller which controls blower (4) to adjust dry air volume in circulation duct (13); and compressor controller which controls rotational speed of compressor (16), wherein compressor controller changes rotational speed of compressor (16) based on fluctuation in dry air volume in circulation duct (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsunori Taniguchi, Norihiko Fujiwara, Shigeharu Nakamoto, Ahin Kang
  • Patent number: 8220470
    Abstract: The Furniture Pad Folding Machine is a dry cleaning machine that is multi-faceted; it can clean and disinfect furniture pads and the machine has the ability to fold furniture pads. The machine is portable and can function on the moving truck and at the warehouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Jessie Lee Hicks
  • Publication number: 20120167636
    Abstract: Provided is a laundry dryer including a first duct having a first outlet opening at the rear of a drum storing laundry, and a second duct with a second outlet opening at the front of the drum. The second outlet has a smaller bore allowing air passage than the first outlet. The first and second ducts are selectively switched during the drying process in response to temperature detectors which detect the dry air temperature before and after contact between the air and the laundry. A larger volume of air is blown from the first outlet under selection of the first duct than the second duct whereas the dry air is blown from the second outlet at higher pressure and higher velocity under selection of the second duct than the first duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeharu Nakamoto, Yuji Ozeki, Kouji Nakai, Norihiko Fujiwara, Ahin Kang