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 new patent  Temperature probe for domestic oven and domestic oven using such probe

A temperature probe is configured to be used in a domestic oven and comprises a sensing portion for inserting into food during cooking and a cable for coupling the sensing portion to a control unit of the oven. The cable is semi-rigid so that it is configured for self-supporting the sensing portion of the probe.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

 new patent  Refrigerator with hinged mullion assembly

A refrigerator includes a main body with first and second doors rotatably mounted to the main body. The second door is positioned below the first door with a gap disposed therebetween. ... Whirlpool Corporation

 new patent  Slide out door bin

A refrigeration appliance door bin assembly that includes: a refrigeration appliance door bin having a substantially planar main base portion, at least one upwardly extending wall that is free of an indentation, apertures or recesses extending upward from the main base portion and a downwardly extending perimeter lip portion where the main base portion and the downwardly extending lip portion define a downwardly facing door bin frame engagement space, the door bin engagement space engages a door bin frame of a refrigerator spaced within the door of a refrigerator such that the downwardly extending lip portion surrounds an exterior portion of the door bin frame and prevents substantial movement of the door bin when the door bin is engaged with the door bin frame caused by a refrigeration appliance door opening force or a refrigeration appliance door closing force; and a refrigeration appliance door bin bottom surface cover.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

 new patent  Movable cooking appliance

A movable cooking appliance comprises a structure which is adapted to be placed on a kitchen worktop appliance or inside a cooking oven appliance and includes a heating element and releasable connector assembly for making electrical connection with power supply connectors. The heating element is an induction heating element and an electronic driving unit is mounted on the appliance. ... Whirlpool Corporation

 new patent  Laundry treating appliance having multiple wash systems and multiple-chamber dispensing

A laundry treating appliance containing at least one wash system and a dispenser for each wash system disposed therein, wherein each dispenser may be divided into multiple chambers, and also containing a bulk dispensing cartridge with at least one pump in fluid connection with a chamber of each dispenser.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

 new patent  Laundry treating appliance with a tub ring

A tub ring mountable to an upper end of a liquid holding tub in a laundry treating appliance may include a circumferential side wall, a top wall extending radially inward from the side wall, and a plurality of radial stiffening ribs extending between the top wall and the side wall. The ribs may have a bottom edge with at least a portion inclined relative to horizontal. ... Whirlpool Corporation

 new patent  Dishwasher utensil caddies

A dishwasher includes a tub with walls that at least partially define a treating chamber with an access opening, a door that selectively closes the access opening, a dish rack located within the tub, and a utensil caddy that comprises a wire frame and is mounted to the dish rack.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

System and method for mounting undercabinet ventilation hood

A ventilation hood is mounted to an underside of a cabinet, including a bottom panel and a lower support frame positioned above a cooking appliance, by first and second brackets secured below the cabinet at spaced positions aligned with outermost edge portions of the lower support frame and at least one fastener assembly secured to a front portion of the ventilation hood. Multiple embodiments are disclosed for the at least one fastener assembly, including tabs bent from a housing of the ventilation hood, feet threadably attached to the hood, mounting blocks including snap connectors, threaded fasteners, and pinned bolts.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

Appliance door assembly

A laundry appliance including a chassis with a cabinet enclosing an interior of the appliance. A tub is provided within the appliance defining a liquid chamber. ... Whirlpool Corporation

Household appliance having a pocket handle and associated display

A household appliance including a cabinet defining a chamber with an access opening, a door movably mounted to the cabinet to selectively open and close the access opening and having a face, and a pocket handle having a recess provided in the door with an ingress opening to define a pocket, and a display provided with the door and overlying a portion of the pocket to define a handle pull, wherein a user can insert their fingers into the pocket through the ingress opening and pull against the handle pull to move the door to open the access opening.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

Laundry treating appliance and dispenser

A laundry treating an appliance comprises a cabinet defining an interior and having an access opening located on one of a front or top of the cabinet, a tub located within the interior and defining a liquid reservoir, a drum located within the liquid reservoir and rotatable about a horizontal or vertical axis, a dispenser fluidly coupled to the liquid reservoir having at least one treating chemistry compartment with a siphon movable between a first position and a second position.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

Household appliance having a physical alteration element

A household appliance for treating at least one item according to at least one cycle of operation includes a treating chamber for receiving the at least one item for treatment according to the at least one cycle of operation, a treating chemistry dispenser receiving a unit dose container having an electrically conductive element, a physical alteration element located proximate to the treating chemistry dispenser and operable to physically alter at least a portion of the electrically conductive element and a sensor for sensing the physical alteration.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

Dispensing treating chemistry in a laundry treating appliance

An appliance and method of operating a laundry treating appliance having a treating chamber for receiving laundry for treatment and a dispensing system having a dispensing pump for dispensing a treating chemistry for use in treating the laundry, the method comprising determining a soil level of laundry in the treating chamber and determining a dispensing parameter based on the determined soil level.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

Appliance door assembly

A laundry appliance door assembly with a wire cover to protect the wire conductor that passes through the door hinge where it has a tendency to get pulled and damaged when the door is in motion. The wire cover includes a wire cover and a wire conduit coaxially connected together allowing the wire cover to rotate relative to the wiring conduit while within alignment of the hinge rotational axis. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180132696

System and method for ventilating a dishwasher

A dishwasher for treating dishes according to an automatic cycle of operation can comprise a tub defining a treating chamber with an access opening. A door can be selectively moveable to a closed position to close the access opening and can have a metal inner panel with a rear face confronting the treating chamber when the door is in the closed position. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180132695

Dishwasher with pivoting handle

A dishwasher includes a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber with an access opening receiving dishes for treatment, a door moveable between an opened position and a closed position along a predetermined arc for selectively closing the access opening, the door having an interior side that faces the treating chamber in the closed position and an exterior side opposite the interior side and a handle extending from the exterior side of the door where a user may grasp the handle to move the door, and a method of using thereof.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180132691

Rotating drum filter for a dishwashing machine

A dishwasher with a tub and a recirculation pump, which includes a housing defining a chamber and having an inlet fluidly coupled to the tub and an outlet fluidly coupled to the tub, an impeller rotatably mounted within the chamber and expelling liquid from the chamber through the outlet, and a filter fluidly disposed between the inlet and the outlet.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180132667

Magnetic disk coupler for blending apparatus with energy storage

A blending appliance includes a housing having a motor compartment and a jar receiving portion spaced laterally therefrom. The jar receiving portion is disposed below an upper housing. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180132311

Control of microwave source efficiency in a microwave heating apparatus

A method and apparatus for operating a microwave heating apparatus comprising a microwave source adapted to feed microwaves to a cavity via a transmission line, including measuring a power of microwaves transmitted from the microwave source to the cavity, receiving operational data indicative of the power supplied to the microwave source, and adjusting at least one of an impedance of the transmission line or the impedance matching between the microwave source and the transmission line based on the measured power of the transmitted microwaves and the received operational data.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131536

Meal planning and preparation system

A meal planning system that facilitates planning at least one meal includes at least one appliance configured to complete a physical cycle of operation on an article, memory in a non-transitory computer readable medium having appliance user domain data related to at least two user participants in the at least one meal, and control system domain data related to available cycles of operation for a set of appliances to complete a physical domestic operation on an article. A meal planner module configured to query the appliance user domain data and the control system domain data and select the at least one meal.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131296

Device, system and method for starting a single-phase induction motor

A device, system and method for starting a single-phase induction motor. The method includes: i) energizing the start winding (50b) and continuously estimating an operating rotation (r1) of the motor throughout its operation; ii) measuring a first phase shift level (d1) between at least two electrical quantities along a first stability stage (e1); iii) monitoring the variation of the first phase shift level (d1) according to the increase of the operating rotation of the motor along the first stability stage; iv) detecting an inflection stage (einf) from the first phase shift level to a second phase shift level (d2), when the operating rotation is close to a regime rotation (r2); v) measuring the second phase shift level (d2) between at least two electrical quantities of the motor along a first stability stage (e2); and vi) de-energizing the start winding when the operating rotation reaches the regime rotation.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180128541

Self-contained pantry box system for insertion into an appliance

A pantry box system for a refrigerating appliance includes a pantry mullion having an interstitial space defined therein, a pantry wall extending perpendicularly from the pantry mullion, a base positioned substantially parallel with the pantry mullion. The pantry mullion, pantry wall and base define an insertable pantry compartment having an internal pantry volume. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180128536

Low energy refrigerator heat source

A refrigerator is provided that includes a low energy refrigerator heat source. The refrigerator includes a heat source positioned at a source of latent heat. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180128531

Ice maker with piezo dielectric elastomer sensor

An ice maker includes, among other things, an ice cube mold, an ice cube remover and a force sensor comprising a piezo dielectric elastomer (pde). The ice cube mold has at least one cavity for receiving liquid. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180127908

Laundry treating appliance with a static tub and a water trap vapor seal

A washing machine may include a static wash tub, a rotatable vertical axis wash basket in the static wash tub, and a drive motor for rotating the wash basket. A closure may direct wash liquid from the wash basket to a catch basin. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180125330

Utensil rack for a dishwasher

A utensil rack for a dishwasher has a set of wave profiles. One subset of wave profiles has wave crests spaced from each other a first distance and a second set of wave profiles has wave crests spaced from each other a second distance less than the first distances. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180125328

Dishwasher

A dishwasher has a treating chamber for receiving dishes for treatment according to an automatic cycle of operation and a dispensing system for storing and dispensing treating chemistry to the treating chamber during the cycle of operation. The dishwasher can be provided with a lifetime supply of a treating chemistry for the dispensing system.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180125325

Dishwasher system with a reuse tank

A method of operating a dishwasher having a wash tub and a reuse tank for storing liquid for subsequent reuse, wherein the condition of the water in the reuse tank may be monitored and/or acted upon to limit the likelihood of undesired effects associated with the growth of micro-organisms in the liquid.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180125324

Dishwasher leveling assembly

A dishwasher with a tub defining a treating chamber, a chassis supporting the tub, and a set of leveling assemblies mounted to the chassis. A leveling assembly can include a leveling foot having a threaded shaft and a nut having a threaded interior and a flexible or moveable portion configured to receive a portion of the threaded shaft.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180119963

Domestic appliance including door mounted through articulated hinge mechanism

A domestic appliance, such as a double oven range, incorporates a door having a bottom end portion which, when shifted between closed and opened positions, both pivots and vertically shifts relative to a frame body of the appliance through at least a connecting rod, push rod and pivot arm of a hinge mechanism. Due to a combined pivoting and lifting action of the door, minimal to no clearance is required between the bottom end portion and adjacent structure.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180119330

Machine for washing and drying laundry

A front-loading laundry washing and drying machine. The machine has a cabinet with a front wall, a rear wall, two side walls and an upper wall. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180119080

Reservoir for food waste recycling appliance

The disclosure relates to a food waste recycling appliance having a hollow reservoir which can collect liquid generated during a cycle of operation, drain the collected liquid, and provide an air flow path for the removal of odors.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116484

Wet pump with fluid flow path for excluding particulates

A wash pump with a bearing plate in a dishwasher, comprising a novel method for filtering particulates from the wash water by having inlets of a restricted dimension in the bearing plate and subsequent further restrictions provided to the flow path of water by structural ribs and reliefs, thereby avoiding clogging of the rotor shaft clearance.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116482

Method of using high velocity water to remove puddling in a dishwasher

A method of washing dishes in an automated dishwasher utilizing a high velocity sprayer and high velocity spray phase for forcibly spraying water from concavities on washed dishes or utensils in which liquid can puddle in the cavities of the dishes or utensils during previous washing or rinsing cycles.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180106531

Refrigerator shelf and method for producing the shelf

A refrigerator includes a refrigerated compartment and a door that selectively seals the refrigerated compartment. A shelf is mounted in the refrigerated compartment. ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180106529

Vacuum insulated door structure and method for the creation thereof

A vacuum insulated door structure includes a first wall having a first edge and a barrier layer, a second wall having a second barrier layer and a second edge coupled to the first wall member proximate the first perimetrical edge. The second wall includes at least four inner side walls and a back wall that defines a second wall offset. ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180106284

Spring clip upright connection for rack shelving

A spring clip upright connection for rack shelving includes one upright with tabs and square cutouts and another upright with slots with metal spring clips. As the tabs of one upright are inserted into the slots of the other upright, the uprights are aligned and the spring metal clips open up. ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180105971

Filterless air-handling system for a heat pump laundry appliance

A laundry appliance includes a blower that directs process air along an airflow path. A condensing heat exchanger heats the process air to define heated process air. ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180105970

Laundry treating appliance with helical drive mechanism

A laundry treating appliance includes a tub defining an interior, a basket with a spin tube located within the interior and rotatably mounted within the tub, a motor having a first drive shaft, a clothes mover rotatably mounted within the basket and having a second drive shaft, and a clutch having a helical drive mechanism including a helical sun gear driven by the first drive shaft, at least one helical planet gear driven by the helical sun gear, a planet carrier driven by the at least one helical planet gear, the planet carrier selectively coupled to the second drive shaft to rotate the clothes mover, and an outer helical ring gear driven by the at least one helical planet gear, the outer helical ring gear operably coupled to the spin tube to rotate the basket.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180105969

Combination washing/drying laundry appliance having a heat pump system with reversible condensing and evaporating heat exchangers

An appliance air/water handling system includes a rotating drum, airflow and fluid paths for directing process air and fluid, respectively, therethrough. First and second heat exchangers are in direct engagement with the airflow and fluid paths, respectively. ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180103828

Dishwasher guide rail assembly

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 upper and lower tracks, which are spaced from each other by a predetermined height, and at least one pair of wheels comprising upper and lower wheels, which are rotatably mounted to the other of the dishrack or the tub.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180103824

Dishwasher having spray manifold

A dishwasher includes a tub at least partially forming a treating chamber, a dish rack provided within the wash chamber, and a spray manifold. The spray manifold can have multiple apertures and/or sprayers for emitting wash liquid to define a spray zone.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180103823

Dishwasher with integrated closure element having an antenna

A dishwasher with an integrated closure element, such as a pivoting door or sliding drawer front, having a metallic front panel extending from an upper edge to a lower edge of the closure element includes a control console located at an upper end of the closure element. The control console includes an antenna located adjacent a user interface.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180103510

Versatile induction hob

Induction hob provided with a frequency converter and parallel branches, departing from the output of the converter. Each branch includes a switch and an inductor. ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180100687

Quick shelf adjustment mechanism for a refrigerating appliance

A shelf adjustment mechanism for an appliance includes a plurality of support surfaces coupled to a shelf bracket. The shelf bracket is operable between a securing position and a recessed position. ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180100684

3d vacuum panel and a folding approach to create the 3d vacuum panel from a 2d vacuum panel of non-uniform thickness

A three-dimensional (3d) vacuum insulation panel (vip) and a folding approach to create the 3d vip from a two-dimensional (2d) vip of non-uniform thickness for a refrigerator, a refrigerator freezer or a non-appliance, are disclosed. The folding approach includes placing a vip main panel and a plurality of vip wall panels on an outer film, where one or more panels are of a greater thickness than other vip panels; placing an inner film on top of the vip main and wall panels and sealing the films together. ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180100658

Ventilation system for induction cooktop

A countertop mounted cooking appliance includes a chassis upon which is arranged a cooktop. A peripheral side portion of the chassis includes at least one opening and a control box is mounted in the chassis for housing control elements and associated electronics. ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180100655

Cap to change inner flame burner to vertical flame

A gas burner having a switchable flame includes a combustion chamber having a bottom and a circumferential crenellated wall with a plurality of fuel exit ports disposed in the circumferential crenellated wall. The fuel exit ports are directed generally inwardly toward the combustion chamber and also upwardly from the bottom of the combustion chamber. ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180099793

Flow restrictor assembly

A flow restrictor assembly for a beverage kettle having a valve member that moves with respect to an opening in the interior of the beverage kettle to restrict the flow of liquid from the opening in the beverage kettle. The valve member may be coupled to a handle that enables movement of the valve member into varying positions with respect to the opening to control the flow rate.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096207

Interactive touch screen device for wine

Interactive display and rendering device, system and method for wine bottles are disclosed. An interactive wine management and display device and method using a scanning instrument capable of scanning information regarding a bottle of wine; an imaging instrument capable of collecting an image of at least a portion of a bottle of wine; a connection to a wine database containing information regarding wines; a connection to a database having images of wine bottles. ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180094845

Utility routing for a door-mounted icemaker

Utility routing for door-mounted operations are disclosed. An appliance may include a cabinet and one or more doors connected to the cabinet. ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180094375

Coupling system of removable compartment for appliances

The present invention relates to a coupling system for fitting and attaching of a removable internal basket for a washing machine. The washing machine comprises a removable washing compartment configured to be mounted in the washing machine. ... Whirlpool Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092504

Dishwasher with rechargeable components

A dishwasher for treating dishes according to an automatic cycle of operation having a tub that at least partially defines a treating chamber, a slidable dish holder, an electricity-consuming component having a rechargeable battery, and a battery charging system to recharge the rechargeable battery of the electricity-consuming component when the dish holder is in the treating position.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180081331

Coordination of control modes among appliances and utilities

A system for controlling a plurality of appliances is disclosed. The appliances comprise a plurality of controllers in communication with a mobile device. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180080699

Modular cooling and low energy ice

A refrigerator includes a refrigerator cabinet, an ice maker disposed within the refrigerator cabinet, and an ice mold in the ice maker. The ice maker is configured to provide cooling air from a cool air source along a bottom side of the ice mold during freezing of water to make ice. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180080161

Reinforcing cap for a tub rear wall of an appliance

A laundry appliance includes a tub having a rear wall that includes a plurality of structural ribs. A drive hub has a bearing housing insert injection molded into the rear wall. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078094

Food processor non-contact interlock

A food processing container includes a food processing chamber and a cover assembly with a latch mechanism operable between latched and unlatched positions. The latch mechanism includes a first magnetic member disposed therein. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180077940

Adjustable thickness sheeting device for a food processing device

A food processing attachment for a food processing device includes a rotational adapter configured to be selectively coupled with a drive system of the food processing device. A food holder is coupled to the rotational adapter and having a base, wherein the food holder is selectively rotated by the rotational adapter. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073795

Insulated ice compartment for bottom mount refrigerator with controlled damper

A refrigerator includes a refrigerator cabinet, a fresh food compartment disposed within the cabinet, a freezer compartment disposed within the cabinet, an ice compartment disposed within the cabinet, and an electronic control system associated with the refrigerator and adapted to monitor and control the fresh food compartment, the freezer compartment and the ice compartment. The control system provides for energy efficient control and operation through various means, including by monitoring state of an ice maker associated with the ice compartment and controlling temperature within compartments of the refrigerator based on the ice maker state. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073185

Household appliance having a physical alteration element

A household appliance for treating at least one item according to at least one cycle of operation includes a treating chemistry dispenser receiving a unit dose container and having a door moveable between an opened position and a closed position, a piercing mechanism located proximate to the treating chemistry dispenser and having a piercer that is moveable between a non-piercing position and a piercing position where the piercer is moved to perforate a unit dose container received within the treating chemistry dispenser.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073184

Laundry treating appliance and dispenser

The disclosure relates to a washing machine including a cabinet defining a housing with internal components of a conventional automated clothes washer, a door mounted to the cabinet to selectively open/close the opening to the cabinet, and a dispenser in the form of a drawer having at least one cup in which doses of treating chemistry can be received. The dispenser includes a door pivotally mounted to the housing for pivoting movement between closed and opened positions. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073183

Laundry treating appliance and dispenser

The disclosure relates to a washing machine including a cabinet defining a housing with internal components of a conventional automated clothes washer, a door mounted to the cabinet to selectively open/close the opening to the cabinet, and a dispenser in the form of a drawer having at least one cup in which doses of treating chemistry can be received. The dispenser includes a door pivotally mounted to the housing for pivoting movement between closed and opened positions. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073182

Laundry treating appliance with laundry deflector

A laundry treating appliance may include a front panel with an opening, a door selectively opening and closing the front panel opening, a tub with an opening at least partially aligned with the front panel opening, and a bellows extending between the front panel and the tub at their respective openings. A deflector mounted to the tub extends towards the door and overlies at least a portion of the bellows.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180071972

Method to create vacuum insulated cabinets for refrigerators

A method of forming a vacuum insulated refrigerator cabinet, the method comprising providing first and second sheets of material. The first sheet of material is thermoformed over a first forming tool forming a first intermediate structure. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180066884

Cold plate shelf assembly for a refrigerator

A refrigerator includes a refrigerated compartment, at least one door that selectively seals the refrigerated compartment and a cold plate shelf assembly mounted in the refrigerated compartment. The shelf assembly includes a front trim, a rear trim and a first plate directly coupled to the front trim and the rear trim. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180066852

Snap spring clip for burner unit mounting

A spring clip for attaching a radiant burner unit to a cooktop includes a retention tab having a portion extending in a first direction and a retention arm defining a lever portion projecting away from the retention tab to an end displaced from the tab in a second direction generally normal to the first direction. The retention arm further defines a resiliently deformable section facilitating movement of the lever toward and away from the retention tab. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180066844

Appliance with electronically-controlled gas flow to burners

An appliance includes a first gas-burning heating element, a first gas path extending from an inlet to the first heating element, and a first solenoid valve positioned within the first gas path. The appliance further includes a second gas path extending from upstream of the first solenoid valve to the first heating element and supplying a base gas flow to the first heating element. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180066391

Laundry treating appliance door assembly comprising a plastic fishbowl

A laundry treating appliance door assembly comprises a plastic fishbowl. Typically, laundry treating appliances, such as dryers, have door assemblies comprising glass fishbowls. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064309

Dish rack with dispenser unit

A dish rack for use in a dishwasher is provided. The dishwasher includes a tub defining a washing chamber for cleaning kitchenware and the like. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064308

Dishwasher utensil basket

A dishwasher utensil basket includes a mechanism for unloading multiple utensils at once without the user having to directly handle the utensils. The mechanism can include a grid that is loaded with utensils for treatment. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064307

Dishwasher with sprayer

A dishwasher includes a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber and a spraying system having a sprayer supplying liquid to the treating chamber. The sprayer may include a liquid passage and multiple spray outlets to emit sprays to wash the dishes, a first valve body to couple at least one of the multiple spray outlets to the liquid passage, and a second valve body to control a flow of liquid.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180058750

Variable width deli cover

A variable width shelf assembly includes a shelf panel with first and second support brackets. One or more support slots and one or more relief slots are disposed on an upright portion of the support brackets. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180058746

Low energy evaporator defrost

A refrigerator is provided that includes a low energy defrost system and method for melting frost formed on an evaporator of a cooling system for the refrigerator. The low energy defrost system includes using air from the refrigerator compartment or external air adjacent the refrigerator to be directed to the evaporator and passed adjacent the evaporator coils to melt any frost formed thereon. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180057994

Dispenser cup

A washing machine includes a cabinet defining a housing with internal components of a conventional automated clothes washer, a door mounted to the cabinet to selectively open/close the opening to the cabinet, and a dispenser in the form of a fill cup assembly in which single or bulk doses of treating chemistry can be received. The fill cup assembly includes a base cup with at least first and second fluid conduits supplying corresponding destinations, and a selector cup defining a pour zone. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180057374

Method and apparatus for preventing mold growth in the reservoir of a food waste recycling appliance

A method and apparatus for operating a food waste recycling appliance includes a food waste recycling container, a condensate reservoir, a first fluid pathway fluidly coupling the food waste recycling chamber and the condensate reservoir, and a fan moving air from the food waste recycling chamber to the condensate reservoir along the first fluid pathway to define a first airflow.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180057342

Hands free, controlled autofill for a dispenser

A dispensing system includes one or more digital image capture devices for capturing images in a dispenser well and a digital image analyzer operatively coupled to the digital image capture device(s) for analyzing the images for use in regulating a dispensing operation. The digital image analyzer evaluates digital images captured by the digital image capture device(s) to determine various characteristics of a container placed in the dispensing well, such as the height and position of the container.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055333

Dishwasher with slidable tine assembly

A dishwasher for cleaning utensils comprising a tub, a spray system, and a rack having a wireframe body, a set of fixed tines disposed on the wireframe body, and a set of slidably adjustable tines arranged in pairs and adjustable relative to the set of fixed tines.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180055228

Installation procedure and design for columns fully integrated product

A method for positioning and installing a column product includes coupling a template to a first side and a second side of an opening, using the template to position a depth gauge to the first side and the second side of the opening, selecting at least one shim from a plurality of thickness regions comprising a first thickness of 0.050 inches, a second thickness of 0.10 inches, a third thickness of 0.15 inches, a forth thickness of 0.20 inches, and a fifth thickness of 0.25 inches, using the template to position the plurality of shims to the first side and the second side of the opening, positioning the column product into the opening, and attaching one or more fasteners to the column product and coupling the column product to the first side and the second side of the opening.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180051408

Laundry treating appliance with magnetic latch

A laundry treating appliance, such as a clothes dryer, comprises a door having a magnetic composite and a cabinet having a strike plate in order to open and close the door. The magnetic composite comprises a ferrous metal shim, a magnet, and a non-magnetic cover, having an increased magnetic field strength from the magnetic field strength of the magnet alone.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048152

Electronic system for power consumption management of appliances

An electronic system for power consumption management of one or more domestic appliances is routinely informed on actual energy tariff through a network control unit or through a predetermined time-table stored in the system. A user interface of the electronic system is provided where the user can set his preference concerning the switch-on time of each appliance and/or function thereof and read the related estimated energy consumption and/or energy cost of the appliance working program.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180046156

Apparatus and method for controlling the noise level of appliances

A system and method for controlling an appliance with respect to the appliance's noise level, in which a signal relating to the noise level emitted by the appliance is received, and a determination of whether to continue or interrupt a cycle of operation being conducted by the appliance is made based at least on part upon the receipt of the signal.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045456

Method of making a folded vacuum insulated structure

A vacuum insulated cabinet structure includes panels having sheet metal outer side walls and polymer inner side walls. The polymer inner side walls are heat-sealed to a layer of polymer material laminated to a flat sheet metal blank to form vacuum cavities. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045455

Vacuum insulated structure tubular cabinet construction

A refrigerator includes a vacuum insulated cabinet structure having side walls that are formed from a tube that has been folded/deformed into a structure having an “o” shape with vertically enlarged front and rear openings. The interior of the tube may be filled with silica powder or other filler, and a vacuum is formed within the tube. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045360

Multi-faceted appliance height-adjustment mechanism

An appliance height-adjustment mechanism includes a support block having a plurality of supporting faces, a plurality of height-adjustment surfaces defined by at least a portion of the supporting faces of the support block, each height-adjustment surface being further defined by a lateral spacing flange extending perpendicularly from each height-adjustment surface and a plurality of support surfaces defined by at least a portion of the plurality of supporting faces, wherein each support surface corresponds to a cooperating height-adjustment surface of the plurality of height-adjustment surfaces, wherein the support block includes a plurality of support positions, and wherein each of the plurality of support positions is defined by one of the support surfaces being a respective base of the support block and the corresponding height-adjustment surface defining a dedicated appliance height above the respective base.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045195

Suction acoustic filter for compressor

The present invention relates to the technological field of compressors and components and/or devices for compressors. Problem to be solved: the current state of the art includes cooling system of dual evaporation and/or dual suction. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180044960

Dishwasher door with counterbalance assembly

A dishwasher comprising a cabinet that defines an access opening. The dishwasher has a door hingedly mounted to the cabinet and pivotable about a door axis of rotation between a pivotal range between opened and closed positions to selectively open/close the access opening. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180044845

Maintenance free dryer having multiple self-cleaning lint filters

A laundry appliance includes a rotating drum and a door providing access to the rotating drum. A blower directs process air through an air path that includes the drum. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180044844

Maintenance free dryer having multiple self-cleaning lint filters

A laundry appliance includes a rotating drum for processing laundry. A blower directs process air through an air path that includes the rotating drum. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180044843

Laundry treating appliance with a non-encapsulated glass lid

A vertical axis laundry treating appliance having a non-encapsulated lid comprising a single panel of glass that is able to pass the ul 746c ball drop test. Non-encapsulated glass lids according to embodiments of the disclosure simplify part and assembly complexity compared to encapsulated glass lids.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180044841

Agitator assembly with scrub brush for a fabric treating appliance

A fabric treating appliance having an agitator assembly comprising a base including at least one vane, and a tower extending upwardly from the base and terminating in an upper end having a recess. The agitator includes a cap having a top and a bottom that is removably mounted to the tower. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180038630

Sealed crisper

A crisper assembly for a refrigerator has a crisper drawer defining a crisper cavity within the crisper drawer wherein the crisper drawer has a front wall, two side walls, a back wall having a top lip, and a bottom surface. A track assembly is coupled to the crisper drawer and configured to movably attach the crisper drawer to the crisper assembly and movably support the crisper drawer for movement in a first direction between a retracted position and an extended position within a refrigeration compartment. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180038595

Cooking appliance and method of reducing cooking appliance console temperature

A cooking appliance comprises a cooktop, an oven cavity and a console. The console includes a user interface for the cooking appliance. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180038035

Laundry treating appliance and tub assembly and method of forming

A laundry appliance for treating a load of laundry according to a cycle of operation comprises a cabinet and a tub assembly housed within the cabinet and comprising a front tub section, a rear tub section and at least one middle tub section provided between the front and rear tub sections.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180035866

Rack assembly for a dishwasher

An apparatus for the rack assembly of a dishwasher that includes opposing side portions, at least two axles extending outwardly from each of the opposing side portions, and a roller wheel mounted to each axle, wherein each roller wheel has ball bearings that enable at least a portion of the roller wheel to rotate about the axle. The rack assembly apparatus may be used for the upper or lower rack of the dishwasher. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180035495

Microwave oven having door with transparent panel

A microwave oven includes a cooking cavity having an opening, a source of microwave radiation that transmits microwaves into the cooking cavity, a door positioned adjacent the opening and movable between an open position where the cooking cavity can be accessed through the opening and a closed position where the cooking cavity is inaccessible through the opening. The door further includes a transparent glass panel where the cooking cavity is viewable through the door when the door is in the closed position. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031316

Appliance for drying articles

An rf laundry dryer includes, amongst other things, an rf generator, an rf applicator having a perforated body supporting anode and cathode elements, a fan arranged relative to the perforated body to flow or draw air through the perforated body and an electromagnetic shield protecting the fan from the e-field. Both anode and cathode elements are operably coupled to the rf generator to generate an e-field between the anode and cathode upon the energizing of the rf generator.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031310

Lighted refrigerator shelf with overmold

A shelf for supporting items including but not limited to in refrigerated appliances includes in an integrated fashion a supporting surface and around the perimeter of the supporting surface of similar dimensions. A lighting subassembly is mountable to or integrated in the framing. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031306

Insulating material with renewable resource component

An insulated cabinet structure includes an inner liner having a plurality of walls defining a refrigerator compartment, and an external wrapper having a plurality of walls defining a refrigerator compartment receiving area. An insulation gap is formed between the walls of the inner liner and the walls of the external wrapper. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031249

Built-in oven with height adjuster

A domestic appliance including a built-in oven configured to be positioned in a cut-out defined in a kitchen. The built-in oven includes a housing having a cooking chamber defined therein, a lower frame positioned below the cooking chamber, and a height adjuster coupled the lower frame. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031226

User interface for a household appliance

A user interface assembly for a household appliance is designed and adapted to provide good lighting execution maintaining a directly coupled touch field unit. The user interface includes a decorative overlay, a structural light box, and a printed circuit board with an integrated touch field unit and plurality of top-fire led. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180030634

Laundry system for washing multiple loads of fabric items

A laundry system performs a washing function to wash multiple load of fabric items. The system can include a first wash chamber for washing a first clothes load, a tub, and a wash basket rotatably mounted within the tub and defining a second wash chamber, which has a low capacity relative to a capacity of the first wash chamber. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180030633

Laundry system for washing multiple loads of fabric items

A laundry system performs a washing function to wash multiple load of fabric items. The system can include a first wash chamber for washing a first clothes load, a drawer below the first wash chamber, a tub supported by the drawer, and a wash basket rotatably mounted within the tub and defining a second wash chamber, which has a low capacity relative to a capacity of the first wash chamber. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180029948

Food waste recycler with mixing assembly

The disclosure relates to a food waste recycler including a housing defining an interior with an access opening providing access to the interior, a bin located within the interior and a mixing assembly located within the bin to facilitate the movement of material, such as refuse, according to an automatic cycle of operation.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180029091

Method for cleaning a food waste recycling bin of a food waste recycling appliance

A method for cleaning a food waste recycling bin of a food waste recycling appliance includes maintaining between a lower portion and an upper portion of the food waste recycling bin a temperature differential sufficient such that water vapor is emitted from waste located in the lower portion of the food waste recycling bin.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028991

Magnetic disc coupler

A blending appliance includes a housing with a jar receiving area defined between an upper housing and a support base. A blender jar includes a base portion and a receptacle portion, and is configured to be laterally received within the jar receiving area of the housing. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028045

System and method for ventilating a dishwasher

A dishwasher for treating dishes according to an automatic cycle of operation can comprise a tub defining a treating chamber with an access opening. A door can be selectively moveable to a closed position to close the access opening and can have a metal inner panel with a rear face confronting the treating chamber when the door is in the closed position. ... Whirlpool Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028041

Dishwasher with water valve having volumetric flow control

A dishwasher has a treating chamber for receiving dishes for treatment according to an automatic cycle of operation and a dispensing system for storing and dispensing a treating chemistry to the treating chamber during the cycle of operation. The dishwasher may dispense a treating chemistry when a temperature of a liquid in the treating chamber satisfies a predetermined temperature threshold. ... Whirlpool Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180023873

Twist harvest ice geometry

An ice maker assembly includes an ice making apparatus for an appliance with an ice making tray having a water basin formed by a metallic ice forming plate and at least one perimeter sidewall extending upwardly from a top surface of the ice forming plate. The ice making tray also has a grid with at least one dividing wall. ... Whirlpool Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180023815

Sliding orifice holder for a gas powered cooktop

A heating appliance includes a cooktop having a plurality of burners. A burner box defines a burner position for each burner, each burner position having a plurality of slots. ... Whirlpool Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180023237

Integrated single dose and bulk dispenser for a laundry treating appliance

A laundry treating appliance for treating laundry according to an automatic cycle of operation includes a treating chamber and a dispenser fluidly coupled to the treating chamber. The dispenser has a single dose reservoir, a bulk dispensing reservoir, and an overflow fluidly coupling the single dose reservoir to the bulk dispensing reservoir.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180020873

Oven based non-powered accessory system

A cooking assembly includes a grill rack having a peripheral portion defined by a plurality of laterally extending wires bound by a peripheral frame. An inner retention portion is defined by a plurality of laterally extending wires generally co-planar with the plurality of laterally extending wires of the peripheral portion. ... Whirlpool Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180017263

Mounting arrangement for a user interface of a gas cooking appliance

A gas cooking appliance includes a valve and a first pipe configured to transport gas to the valve. The appliance also includes a burner and a second pipe configured to transport gas from the valve to the burner. ... Whirlpool Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180016734

Laundry treating appliance with a sensor

An apparatus and method towards a laundry treating appliance for drying laundry comprising a rotatable drum at least partially defining a treating chamber and having a front and a rear where at least one conductivity sensor is located within the treating chamber, and a motor rotating the drum tumbles laundry within the treating chamber to ensure contact of the laundry with the conductivity sensor.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180014714

Rotating filter for a dishwasher and methods of cleaning a rotating filter

A method of operating a dishwasher having a pump and filter assembly including an impeller adapted to recirculate liquid, a housing defining an interior and exterior, a rotating filter to effect a filtering of the liquid, and a granular agent supply with granular agent cleaning the filter by scouring the filter.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180014684

Steam generation system for use in cooking appliance

A steam generator system for a cooking appliance includes an in-line heating element coupled to a heating tube, wherein water from a water reservoir is gravitationally fed into the heating tube for heating by the in-line heating element to produce a hot water and steam mixture. A first supply line is coupled to the heating tube to carry the mixture to a separator without the need for moving or complex pump parts. ... Whirlpool Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180013374

Portable appliance motor control with speed-based current limitation

A method of controlling a portable appliance includes measuring an input current supplied to a motor of the portable appliance and measuring a rotational speed of a shaft of the motor. The method also includes determining a current limit based on the rotational speed of the shaft using a substantially continuous function which relates a domain of rotational speeds to a range of current limits. ... Whirlpool Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180010828

Refrigerator with icemaker chilled by thermoelectric device cooled by fresh food compartment air

An icemaker is mounted remotely from a freezer compartment. The icemaker includes an ice mold. ... Whirlpool Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180010286

Method for real time determination during loading of volumetric load size in a laundry treating appliance

A method of operating and a laundry treating appliance, including a rotatable drum at least partially defining a treating chamber into which laundry may be placed for treatment according to a cycle of operation, a processor programmed to at least as the laundry is being placed in the treating chamber, at least one of measure, sense, analytically determine, estimate, or receive as an input a first load size of the laundry in the treating chamber to define a determined first load size and select at least one of a color or an intensity corresponding to the determined first load size to define a first light setting.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180010279

Laundry treating appliance

A laundry treating appliance is configured to treat laundry according to a cycle of operation. The laundry treating appliance comprises a chassis that defines an interior and has a front and rear with an access opening located in the front. ... Whirlpool Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180002854

Method and apparatus for applying a touch film to a compound curved surface

A method of applying a touch film to a rigid surface having a compound curvature includes applying a transparent pressure sensitive adhesive to a facing surface of a touch film, placing the facing surface against the rigid surface, and rolling a roller over the touch film with enough pressure to activate the pressure sensitive adhesive and adhere the touch film to the rigid surface. The roller has an exterior layer of low durometer material to conform to the compound curvature of the rigid surface and to minimize damage to components on the touch film.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180002853

Laundry appliance door assembly

A laundry appliance door assembly with an integrated user interface is adapted to eliminate any visible mechanical fasteners to create an aesthetically smooth appearance. The door assembly includes an inner door assembly to support an inner window, an intermediate door frame that houses the user interface controller, and an outer door screen with embedded touch film. ... Whirlpool Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180001283

Stirring wand

A stirring wand is configured for selective engagement with a mixing device. The stirring wand comprises a substantially vertical portion having an upper end and a lower end, a first tapered surface that includes a first pitch angle proximate the upper end of the substantially vertical portion and a second pitch angle proximate the lower end of the substantially vertical portion, a substantially horizontal portion having a base and a distal tip, and a second tapered surface extending from the base to the distal tip. ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170370633

Regrigerator with glass shelves

A refrigerator includes a plurality of side walls defining an internalcompartment. Each side wall including supports. ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170370594

High efficiency high power inner flame burner

A gas burner for a cooking appliance includes a body defining perimeter and having a plurality of first groups of respective pluralities of first outlets a plurality of second groups of respective pluralities of second outlets. Each of the first outlets respectively defines a first outlet area, and each of the second outlets defines respective reduced outlet areas that are less than the first outlet area. ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170370042

Detection system of washing machines removable basket and method for detection of washing machines removable basket

The present invention relates to a washing machine having at least one washing basket defining a first treating chamber and at least one removable washing basket that is selectively receivable within the first treating chamber as well as at least one sensor and at least one component able to cause excitation in the sensor.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170363306

Air conditioner with selective filtering for air purification

A split air conditioner has a cabinet with a fan and evaporator for mounting within a structure. The cabinet includes one or more movable dampers or movable filters positioned in the flow path between the air inlet and the outlet for selectively filtering contaminants from the air to provide a greater or lesser degree of filtration of the air. ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170362762

Agitator assembly with scrub brush for a fabric treating appliance

A fabric treating appliance having an agitator assembly comprising a base and a tower extending upwardly from the base and terminating in an upper portion with an opening. A centrifugally actuated dispensing cup located within the upper portion and fluidly coupled to the opening. ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170360273

Filter with artificial boundary for a dishwashing machine

A liquid filtering system for a dishwasher, having a housing defining a filter chamber and configured to be fluidly coupled to a recirculation flow path of the dishwasher, a filter located within the filter chamber and having a first end axially spaced from a second end and defining a filter there between that has a first surface and a second surface, the filter being positioned within the recirculation flow path to filter soils from liquid flowing through the recirculation flow path as the liquid passes through the filter and a flow diverter to aid in cleaning the filter.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170356442

Reciprocating compressor and process for mounting hermetically sealed housing of reciprocating compressor

The present invention belongs to the technological field of structural components of hermetically sealed compressors. Problem to be resolved: currently, reciprocating compressors include protective plates which, welded to the outer side of their hermetically sealed carcasses, have small functional dimensions, which ultimately limit the size of electrical or electronic circuits to be fixed on the said protective plates. ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170356441

Reciprocating compressor valves arrangement

The present relation relates to the technological field of compressors. Problem to be solved: the current reciprocating compressors valves arrangements includes valves whose flexion area suffer from direct interference of the body disposed immediately over said valve. ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170356437

Head fastening arrangement of cooling compressor

The present invention belongs to the technological field of the head fastening and its components to the block of a compressor, such as those used in cooling systems of household appliances. The head fastening arrangement of cooling compressor includes a head arranged by the cylinder of the cooling compressor and having a head lid; at least one supporting device also arranged by the cylinder; at least one element of union of the head lid to the supporting device, wherein the element of union is capable of transmitting force that presses the head lid and the supporting device against the cylinder.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170356434

Introduced in a system for connecting refrigerant fluid discharge tubes to cylinder caps of hermetic compressors, and corresponding process of performing thereof

The present invention belongs to the technological field of compressors for cooling systems and, according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the connecting device a substantially cylindrical or tubular body provided, at one of its ends, with an outer perimetral projection and co-operative with a duct or channel of a cylinder cap, wherein, preferably, the device will be produced with steel, aluminum alloy, or other metal alloy with similar structural and thermal properties, mainly due to the stresses it may suffer during use and to be able to absorb the tolerance variations and to have a resilience capable of providing resistance at the time the connection undergoes mechanical stresses of performance—especially torsion.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170356433

Acoustic filter for compressor

Reduction of noise produced by hermetic compressors. The acoustic filter includes an inlet duct, an outlet duct and a main chamber. ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170356429

Pressure-driven metered mixing dispensing pumps and methods

A pressure-driven metered treating chemistry dispensing pump for a laundry treating appliance having a housing having first, second and third chambers, with the first and second chambers each in fluid communication with the third chamber; a fluid inlet fluidly coupling a first fluid to the first chamber; an outlet fluidly coupled to the third chamber; a piston disposed in the housing; wherein, when the piston moves in a first direction in response to the first fluid entering the first chamber via the fluid inlet, the second chamber decreases in volume thereby ejecting at least some of the second fluid from the second chamber into the third chamber, and when the piston moves in a second direction, different from the first direction, the first chamber decreases in volume thereby ejecting at least some of the first fluid from the first chamber into the third chamber to mix the at least some of the first fluid and the at least some of the second fluid to form a mixture in the third chamber, which can be emitted through the outlet.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354305

User interface for dishwashing cycle optimization

A method of operating a dishwashing machine including determining user satisfaction with a dishwashing cycle, adjusting at least one operational parameter of the dishwashing cycle based on the user satisfaction, and incorporating the adjusted operational parameter into a subsequent dishwashing cycle.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170350651

Appliance for drying articles

A radio frequency (rf) laundry dryer includes, amongst other things, an rf generator and a drying surface. The drying surface on which textiles are supported further includes an rf applicator having an anode and cathode coupled to the rf generator. ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170350639

Universal fixing system for a range of modular refrigerator components

A modular component fixing system for an appliance including a refrigerating appliance having an inner liner defining a plurality of modular attachment slots, each having an upturned flange defining an angular recess. Each modular attachment slots includes a downwardly angled channel in communication with the angular recess. ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170350634

Refrigerator with ice mold chilled by fluid exchange from thermoelectric device with cooling from fresh food compartment of freezer compartment

A refrigerator that has a fresh food compartment, a freezer compartment, and a door that provides access to the fresh food compartment is disclosed. An icemaker is mounted remotely from the freezer compartment. ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170350065

Washing/drying machine with a spider-shaped device for cleaning an air filter

The invention relates to a washing/drying machine equipped with a filter cleaning device for removing filaments released by laundry items during the washing/drying cycle. For this purpose, the cleaning device comprises nozzles arranged in a spider-like pattern, which spray water onto the filtering wall, on the side thereof facing towards the drying tub.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170350061

Valved dispensing system for products in liquid form by inertial centrifugal action for household appliances

A washing machine comprising a cabinet that defines an interior with an access opening. A tank located within the interior. ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170350058

Laundry treating appliance with remotely controlled airflow and method of operating the same

The souring of wet laundry in a laundry treating appliance may be retarded by sending an alert signal indicative of an ending of a cycle of operation from the laundry treating appliance to a remote electronic device. The appliance may receive an authorization signal from the electronic device indicative of an instruction to execute an anti-sour cycle. ... Whirlpool Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349501

Composting device with sliding lid

The disclosure relates to a composting device including a housing defining an interior with an access opening providing access to the interior, a composter bin located within the interior and in communication with the access opening, and a user operated door slidably mounted to the housing and electrically powered to automatically slide along a sliding path between opened and closed position.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170342620

Laundry treating appliance laundry mover with liquid diverter

A laundry mover for a laundry treating appliance may include a protrusion located on an upper side of the laundry mover and forming an open-bottom cavity. The protrusion may have at least one opening fluidly communicating the cavity with a portion of the treating chamber above the protrusion. ... Whirlpool Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170340185

Adapting dishwasher operation to external factors

A method of operating a dishwasher includes receiving a user-input signal indicative of a hidden operating mode, selecting the hidden operating mode of a dishwasher based on the user-input signal, accessing a plurality of pre-programmed dishwashing cycles associated with the selected hidden operating mode, and operating the dishwasher in accordance with one of the plurality of pre-programmed dishwashing cycles.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338704

Process for the formation of a stack of superposed metallic laminations

Each lamination of the lamination stack comprises at least one assembly of coupling elements, said assembly comprising one insertion clamp, one receiving clamp and at least one receiving window, said coupling elements maintaining the same relative positioning from one another, the insertion clamp and the receiving clamp being defined by respective portions of the lamination axially projecting to the same side of the latter, each insertion clamp of a lamination being fitted, by interference, in the interior of a receiving clamp of an adjacent lamination, and each receiving clamp of a lamination being housed in the receiving window of at least one lamination of the stack.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338703

Process for the formation of a stack of superposed metallic laminations

Each lamination of the lamination stack comprises at least one assembly of coupling elements, said assembly comprising one insertion clamp, one receiving clamp and at least one receiving window, said coupling elements maintaining the same relative positioning from one another, the insertion clamp and the receiving clamp being defined by respective portions of the lamination axially projecting to the same side of the latter, each insertion clamp of a lamination being fitted, by interference, in the interior of a receiving clamp of an adjacent lamination, and each receiving clamp of a lamination being housed in the receiving window of at least one lamination of the stack.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170336128

Apparatus, method, and system for filtering air to and from a refrigerated compartment of a refrigeration appliance

An apparatus, method, or system for filtered air in an interior compartment of a refrigerator. An opening in a wall of the interior liner of the refrigerator defines a channel framing a removable filter cover that tends to be at or near flush with that wall. ... Whirlpool Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170336124

Hybrid twist tray ice maker

An ice maker includes a harvest motor and an ice tray operably coupled to the harvest motor. The ice tray has a plurality of heat sinks coupled to a bottom section of ice forming cavities on the ice tray. ... Whirlpool Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170334800

Composting device with funnel assembly

The disclosure relates to a composting device including a housing defining an interior with an access opening providing access to the interior, a composter bin located within the interior and in communication with the access opening, and a funnel assembly integrated with the access opening.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170334799

Composting device with door and fascia

The disclosure relates to a composting device including a housing defining an interior with an access opening providing access to the interior, a composter bin located within the interior and in communication with the access opening, and a door mounted to the housing that includes a fascia.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation








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