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Recent patent applications related to Electrolux Home Products Inc. Electrolux Home Products Inc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Electrolux Home Products Inc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Electrolux Home Products Inc, we're just tracking patents.

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12/24/15 / #20150369531

Refrigerator appliance with hot water dispenser

A refrigerator is provided, including a cabinet formed with at least one refrigerated compartment and a door pivotally mounted to the cabinet via a hollow hinge to selectively open and close at least a portion of the refrigerated compartment. A water heater is mounted on an exterior surface of the cabinet about the hollow hinge and configured to heat water supplied from the refrigerator. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

12/10/15 / #20150359048

A gasket adapted for a microwave oven or a cooking oven with microwave heating function and a microwave oven or a cooking oven with microwave heating function comprising the same

A gasket (20) adapted for a microwave oven or a cooking oven with microwave heating function, that includes at least one elastic material and includes a front portion (30) and a rear portion (32), wherein the front portion (30) of the gasket (20) is an electrically non-conductive material, whereas the rear portion (32) of the gasket (20) is an electrically conductive material.. . ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

12/10/15 / #20150359045

An induction module for an induction cooking hob

An induction module for an induction cooking hob including a metal induction coil carrier for supporting at least one induction coil and a housing made of plastics for covering and/or enclosing the at least one induction coil. The housing is fixed or fixable to a bottom side of the induction coil carrier includes a bottom wall, one or more side walls and an open top side. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

12/10/15 / #20150354827

Steam cooking method and steam cooking oven

Method for operating a steam cooking oven including placing vacuum packed food in an oven cavity and heating the cavity until the oven cavity centre has reached a defined temperature by supplying steam generated by a steam generator into the cavity, wherein a convection fan is operated within the cavity. The cavity is maintained at the defined temperature by supplying steam into the cavity over a certain period of time while the defined temperature of the centre is not allowed to vary about more than +/−1.5° c. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

12/03/15 / #20150345068

User control interface for an appliance, and associated method

A touchscreen user interface and is provided for controlling an appliance. The appliance includes a controller device configured to direct operation of at least one operational component associated with the appliance in response to at least one user selection via a touchscreen user interface in communication with the controller device. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

11/26/15 / #20150337477

Method for controlling a laundry washing machine and laundry washing machine

The present invention relates to a method for controlling a laundry washing machine (1) comprising: a casing (2), a washing tub (3) arranged within said casing (2), a rotatable laundry drum (4) which is mounted inside the washing tub (3) and is designed to contain laundry (10), a water-detergent supply system (5, 6) designed to supply wash water and detergent into the washing tub (3), and a motor assembly to rotate the laundry drum (4); the method comprising the step of: performing a wash phase, in which a predetermined intermediate spin is performed in a standard way, or skipped, or performed in a modified way, based on one or more detected phase conditions; performing at least a rinse phase, in which a predetermined intermediate spin is performed in a standard way, or skipped, or performed in a modified way, based on one or more detected phase conditions; performing a detection of whether, in a previous wash phase or rinse phase, a predetermined intermediate spin was performed in a standard way, or skipped, or performed in a modified way and, based on said detection, performing a following rinse phase adapted to said detection and/or adding a rinse phase to be performed.. . ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334788

An oven door and a chassis for a microwave oven or an appliance with microwave heating function

An oven door for a microwave oven or an appliance with microwave heating function. The door includes a door frame enclosing the door and glass panels inside and/or in front of the frame. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

11/12/15 / #20150327336

A microwave oven or a multifunctional oven with microwave heating function

A microwave oven or multifunctional oven with microwave heating function. The oven includes a cavity with an open front side and a front frame enclosing at least partially a front portion of the cavity. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

11/12/15 / #20150322619

A method for controlling a laundry dryer including a fan motor for driving a drying air stream fan with a variable speed

The present invention relates to a method for controlling a laundry dryer including a fan motor (26) for driving a drying air stream fan (18) with a variable speed (vf) and a drum motor (28) for driving a laundry drum (12), said method comprising the steps of setting a predetermined course for the speed (vd) of the drum motor (28), maintaining the speed (vd) of the drum motor (28) according to the predetermined course for the speed (vd) of said drum motor (28), detecting a power (pd) or a current absorbed by the drum motor (28), and controlling the speed (vf) of the fan motor (26) on the basis of the absorbed power (pd) or current of the drum motor (28). The speed (vf) of the fan motor (26) increases with a decreasing absorbed power (pd) or current of the drum motor (28) and/or the speed (vf) of the fan motor (26) decreases with an increasing absorbed power (pd) or current of the drum motor (28). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

11/12/15 / #20150322618

Method of operating a heat pump laundry dryer and heat pump laundry dryer or heat pump washing machine having drying function

The invention relates to a method of operating a heat pump laundry dryer or a heat pump washing machine having drying function and to such a laundry dryer or washing machine, wherein the laundry dryer or washing machine comprises: a control unit (30) controlling the operation of the laundry dryer or washing machine, a laundry treatment chamber (18) for treating laundry using process air, a process air circuit for circulating the process air, a heat pump system (4) having a refrigerant loop, in which the refrigerant fluid is circulated through a first and a second heat exchanger (10, 12), a compressor (14) for circulating the refrigerant fluid through the refrigerant loop, and a cooling fan unit (24) for cooling the compressor (14), and wherein the method comprises: modifying or changing an operation parameter set of the cooling fan unit (24) in dependency of at least one of the following input variables: a user selectable input variable, a working parameter of the laundry drum, a working parameter of a process air fan, a working paraparameter set meter of an electric driving motor, a working parameter of the compressor, a drying progress status parameter or a status parameter of the laundry to be dried, and an environment parameter of the treatment apparatus environment.. . ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

11/12/15 / #20150322616

A laundry treating machine with an electric motor and an inverter control device

The present invention relates to a laundry treating machine (10) comprising at least one electric motor (22) and at least one inverter control device (24) for controlling the rotational speed of said electric motor (22), wherein the electric motor (22) is provided for driving a laundry drum (40), an air stream fan (20), a cooling air fan (34) and/or a heat pump compressor (18), and wherein the inverter control device (24) is controlled again by a control unit (52) of the laundry treating machine (10). The control unit (52) comprises or corresponds with a detection device for detecting the frequency of a main power supply connected to the laundry treating machine (10), wherein the control unit (52) and/or the inverter control device (24) control the electric motor (22) on the basis of one or more operating parameters depending on the detected frequency of the main power supply.. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

11/12/15 / #20150320290

Cutlery tray module for a dishwasher and dishwasher comprising at least one cutlery tray module

The present invention relates to a cutlery tray module (1) for a dishwasher, said cutlery tray module (1) comprising a bottom surface (2), adapted for substantially horizontal reception of cutlery items. The bottom surface (2) comprising a plurality of cutlery holding elements (3), adapted to hold said cutlery items, and at least one elongated indentation (4), having a longitudinal extension in a direction d. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

11/05/15 / #20150315739

Laundry treating appliance

The present invention relates to a laundry treating appliance, such as a washing machine or a machine having laundry drying functions; a laundry treating appliance according to the invention comprises a cabinet assembly (1) including a front wall (3), a rear wall (4), side panels (31, 32) arranged between the front and rear walls (3, 4) and one or more beam elements (10) for structurally connecting the front and rear walls (3, 4), the cabinet assembly (1) accommodating operational components which are required for carrying out a treatment on laundry and a control unit device designed to control the operational components, the appliance having one of the beam elements (10) made of an electrical insulating material and formed as a box member (6) having an interior housing (50) for accommodating the control unit device therein.. . ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

11/05/15 / #20150315738

Sequenced water delivery in an additive dispenser

An automatic washing machine includes a wash additive dispenser for dispensing detergent and one or more additives into a wash tub. Water is delivered to a first wash agent chamber in the wash additive dispenser for delivery into a wash tub during a wash cycle. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

10/29/15 / #20150308877

A level measurement system for conductive liquids

A level measurement system for conductive liquids including a liquid container (10) and at least three electrodes (18, 20, 22) arranged inside the liquid container (10) at different levels. The electrodes (18, 20, 22) are connected to a network including a plurality of resistor elements (r, r1, r2, r3, rp1, rp2, rr1, rr2). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

10/29/15 / #20150308699

Household appliance and method of operating a household appliance

The invention in particular is directed to a household appliance, such as a washing machine or dishwasher, comprising a heat pump arrangement (3) with a heat pump (4, 5, 6) adapted to transfer heat to an operating medium (2) of the appliance (1, 3), with a closed storage tank (9) adapted to receive a phase change substance (10) and being heat exchangeably coupled with a process side (5) of the heat pump (4, 5, 6), with at least one sensor (11) adapted and arranged to detect an actual phase state of the phase change substance (10), and with a recovery unit (12) adapted and operable to actively recover the phase change substance (10) in dependence of a signal of the sensor (11).. . ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

10/29/15 / #20150308694

A cooking hob including a user interface

A cooking hob includes a transparent or semi-transparent top panel and a cooking zone with a pot detector. A user interface is below the top panel and includes touch switches and a touch slide. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

10/29/15 / #20150308035

Method for controlling a drying cycle of a laundry dryer

The present invention relates to a method for controlling a drying cycle of a laundry dryer having a laundry drum and an air stream fan for circulating drying air through said laundry drum. The method comprises the steps of: starting a drying cycle (14); performing the drying cycle (16); detecting an electric resistance and/or conductivity of the laundry during the drying cycle (16) for estimating a dryness level of the laundry; comparing the electric resistance and/or conductivity of the laundry with an end cycle condition (20; 28, 30; 36); finishing the drying cycle (16), if the end cycle condition (20; 28, 30; 36) is fulfilled. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

10/29/15 / #20150308034

Heat pump laundry treatment apparatus and method of operating a heat pump laundry treatment apparatus

The invention relates to a heat pump laundry treatment apparatus, in particular a heat pump laundry dryer or a heat pump washing machine having drying function, and to a method of operating such a heat pump laundry treatment apparatus. The laundry treatment apparatus comprises a control unit (51) controlling the operation of the laundry treatment apparatus, a laundry treatment chamber for treating laundry using process air, a process air circuit for circulating the process air, a heat pump system having a refrigerant loop (6) in which the refrigerant fluid is circulated through a first and a second heat exchanger, a compressor (14) for circulating the refrigerant fluid through the refrigerant loop (6), and a cooling fan unit (53) for cooling the compressor (14). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

10/29/15 / #20150305592

Detecting operational state of a dishwasher

The present invention relates to a method of and a device (40) for, detecting an operational state of a dishwasher (10), in particular activation of extra wash zones and overfill situations. The device (40) is arranged to operate a motor (22) driving a dishwasher circulation pump (21) at at least one rotational speed differing from a nominal rotational speed and measure operating current of the motor (22) driving the dishwasher circulation pump (21). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

10/22/15 / #20150300654

Oven for baking food products

The baking chamber (3) of an oven for baking food products is connected to a steam generator (8), which communicates with a water containing tank (7) defined by two shells (10a, 10b), which are permanently connected to each other along a junction line (15).. . ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

10/22/15 / #20150300650

A cooking hob with illumination equipment

A cooking hob with illumination equipment. The cooking hob includes a transparent or semi-transparent top panel arranged at a top side of the hob. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

10/22/15 / #20150299934

Method for controlling a laundry dryer with a variable drum rotation speed and a variable fan rotation speed

A method for controlling a laundry dryer with a variable drum rotation speed and a variable fan rotation speed the present invention relates to a method for controlling a laundry dryer including a laundry drum (12) with a variable drum rotation speed (vd) and a drying air stream fan (18) with a variable fan rotation speed (vf). Said method comprising the steps of setting a course of the drum rotation speed (vd) or a course of a drum motor power (pd) of the laundry drum (12), and setting a fan rotation speed (vf) and/or a fan motor power (pf) of the drying air stream fan (18) on the basis of the drum rotation speed (vd) and/or the drum motor power (pd) of the laundry drum (12). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

10/01/15 / #20150282255

Method and a control unit for controlling a cooking process on an induction cooking hob

A method for controlling a cooking process on an induction cooking hob (10). The method includes setting a temperature value or parameter value corresponding with the temperature by a user. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

10/01/15 / #20150276455

Measurement arrangement and dishwasher containing a measurement arrangement

A measurement arrangement for determining the liquid level in a dishwasher and a dishwasher including the measurement arrangement are provided. In one embodiment, the measurement arrangement comprises a housing having a liquid pump which is connected, at the intake end, to a pump sump which is formed in the housing and comprises a liquid space, having a liquid inlet which is provided on the housing and by means of which liquid from a dishwashing space in the dishwasher flows into the pump sump, having a liquid outlet which is formed in the housing and is connected to the delivery end of the liquid pump, wherein a sensor unit is provided for measuring the liquid level, said sensor unit being connected to the liquid space in the pump sump and being designed to measure the hydrostatic pressure which is created by the liquid level in the pump sump.. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265128

Detecting filter clogging

The present invention relates to a method of, and a device for, detecting clogging of a dishwasher filter. The device is arranged to drain the dishwasher on process water, measure operating current of a motor driving a dishwasher drain pump and determine whether the dishwasher filter is clogged based on the measured drain pump motor operating current.. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

09/10/15 / #20150253040

Refrigerator

A refrigerator (2) comprising a refrigeration system (4) a compartment (6) cooled by the refrigeration system (4) is provided. The refrigeration system (4) comprises a compressor (10), a condenser (12), a first expansion arrangement (14), an accumulator (16) for gaseous and liquid refrigerant, a second expansion arrangement (18), and an evaporator (20). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

09/10/15 / #20150253015

Method of treating soiled inner walls of an oven cavity and oven implemented for executing such a method

The invention in particular relates to a method of treating soiled inner walls of an oven cavity (3). The method comprises a step of mechanically nebulising a cleansing liquid (5) for generating a mist (11) of the cleansing liquid (5) within the oven cavity (3).. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249460

Modular electronic apparatus including a plurality of circuit units connected by an internal communication bus

A modular electronic and/or electric apparatus including a plurality of circuit units connected by an internal communication bus. The circuit unit includes at least two serial resistor elements forming a voltage divider. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

09/03/15 / #20150247668

Dual use user interface and door position sensors

A refrigeration appliance including both a user interface and door position sensor. The same devices and sensors are for both functions. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

09/03/15 / #20150247279

Laundry dryer

Laundry dryer (1) comprising an outer casing (2) having a front wall (2a) provided with a laundry loading/unloading pass-through opening, and an air-filtering cartridge (15) which is fitted in removable manner into an air-vent (10) which is passed through by a laundry drying airflow (f), said air-filtering cartridge (15) comprising a first substantially bag-or pocket-shaped, air-filtering shell or vessel (20, 120) which is dimensioned for being inserted/plugged into said air-vent (10) and a second substantially bag- or pocket-shaped, air-filtering shell or vessel (30, 130) which is fitted/recessed into said first air-filtering shell or vessel (20, 120), so as to be passed through by substantially the same airflow (f) that crosses the first air-filtering shell or vessel (20, 120), each of said first and second air-filtering shells or vessels (20, 120, 30, 130) having a two valve-like structure (23a, 23b, 32a, 32b; 123a, 123b, 132a, 132b) which is openable in a book-like manner and has surfaces (21, 121, 31, 131) arranged to restrain fluff and/or lint particles in suspension into the airflow (f). The laundry dryer has the second air-filtering shell or vessel (30, 130) hingedly coupled to the first air-filtering shell or vessel (20, 120), such that, in an open position, both valve-like structures (23a, 23b, 32a, 32b; 123a, 123b, 132a, 132b) displace the inner faces (21a, 21b, 31a, 31b; 121a, 121b, 131a, 131b) of said surfaces (21, 121, 31, 131) on the same side.. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

08/27/15 / #20150245417

Method for controlling an induction cooking hob with a plurality of induction coils and an induction cooking hob

A method for controlling a cooking hob with one or more induction coils covered by a cookware and forming a cooking zone. All induction coils of the cooking zone are alternately activated. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241099

Refrigerator and method of controlling refrigerator

A refrigerator (2) comprising a refrigeration system (4) being at least intermittently flowed through by a refrigerant and a first compartment (6) cooled by the refrigeration system (4) is provided. System components comprise a single compressor (10), a condenser (12), a first expansion arrangement (14), a second expansion arrangement (16), a first evaporator (18), and a sub-cooler (20) comprising a first refrigerant channel (22) and a second refrigerant channel (24). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241069

Wall oven cooling system

A cooking oven includes a first heatable oven chamber, a second heatable oven chamber below the first oven chamber. A cooling plenum is located above the first oven chamber including a suction portion to supply cool air and an exhaust portion to discharge heated air. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

08/27/15 / #20150240408

Laundry washing machine

A laundry washing machine includes a washing tub (3) external to a rotatable washing drum (4) adapted to receive laundry. The machine further includes a water supply circuit (5) to supply water into the washing tub (3), a washing/rinsing products supplier (6) to supply washing/rinsing products into the washing tub (3), a liquid outlet circuit (25) suitable for withdrawing liquid from the washing tub (3) and conveying such a liquid to the outside. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

08/20/15 / #20150232315

Single paddle ice and water dispenser

A dispensing unit is operatively associated with a refrigeration appliance for selectively dispensing water and ice at a dispensing station. The dispensing unit includes an actuator that is movable to selected positions in order to support the dispensing of the water and ice. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

07/30/15 / #20150211747

Exhaust closure system for a cooking oven

The present invention relates to an exhaust closure system for a cooking oven with a vertical vapour pipe (10) in an upper portion of the oven cavity. The exhaust closure system comprises an elongated slider (12) movable along its longitudinal axis. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

07/30/15 / #20150211171

Laundry washing machine

A laundry washing machine (1) includes a washing tub (3) external to a rotatable washing drum (4) adapted to receive laundry. The machine further includes a water supply circuit (5) to supply water into the washing tub (3), a washing/rinsing products supplier (6) to supply washing/rinsing products into the washing tub (3), a heater device (10) placed at the bottom (3a) of the washing tub (3) for heating a liquid coming into contact with it and a liquid output (37) placed at the bottom (3a) of the washing tub (3) for introducing liquid into the washing tub (3). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

07/23/15 / #20150208467

Induction heating generator and an induction cooking hob

The present invention relates to an induction heating generator. The induction heating generator comprises or corresponds with a rectifier circuit (10). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

07/23/15 / #20150206669

Control device, in particular for a domestic appliance

The present invention relates to a control device, in particular for a domestic appliance. The control device comprises at least one front panel (10) and at least one button panel (22) arranged behind the front panel (10). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

07/23/15 / #20150204547

Cooking oven with an oven cavity and a steam cooking arrangement

The present invention relates to cooking oven (10) with an oven cavity (20) and a steam cooking arrangement. The steam cooking arrangement comprises a water reservoir (22) for storing water, at least one steam generator (18) connected to the water reservoir (22) and provided for heating up and vaporizing the water from the water reservoir (22), and at least one steam nozzle arranged at a wall of the oven cavity (20) and provided for inducing steam into said oven cavity (20). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

07/23/15 / #20150204545

Y-shaped oven flue

A gas oven includes an oven cavity, an oven door and a channel. The oven door is configured to provide access to the oven cavity. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

07/23/15 / #20150204544

Cooking oven with an oven cavity and a cleaning apparatus

The present invention relates to cooking oven (10) comprising an oven cavity (12) and a cleaning apparatus. The cooking oven (10) comprises a nozzle (18) for providing a cleaning agent. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

07/23/15 / #20150204005

Laundry washing machine

Laundry washing machine (1) includes an outer casing (2) and, inside said outer casing (2), a washing tub (3) which is arranged inside the casing (2) with its opening or mouth directly facing a laundry loading/unloading opening which is realized in the front wall (2a) of the casing (2) substantially astride of the vertical center-plane (m) of the casing (2). A rotatable drum is arranged in axially rotating manner inside the washing tub (3) and is structured for receiving the laundry to be washed. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

07/09/15 / #20150192289

Steam system for a steam cooking appliance

The present invention relates to a steam system for a steam cooking appliance. The steam system includes a steam generator (12) and a precipitator (14). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

07/02/15 / #20150184866

Method of operating a gas burner of a cooking appliance

The invention is directed to a method of operating a gas burner (2, 3) of a gas cooking appliance (1). The gas burner (2, 3) comprises a safety valve (7) for closing and opening gas supply to the gas burner (2, 3) and a step valve (8) for setting a gas flow rate to the gas burner (2, 3). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

06/25/15 / #20150177969

System, method, apparatus, and computer program product for customizing an appliance display

A system, method, apparatus, and computer program product for customizing an appliance display are disclosed. A method may include receiving an indication of a selected image and an indication of a target appliance on which the selected image is to be displayed. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

06/25/15 / #20150176192

Laundry dryer

Laundry dryer (1) comprising an outer casing (2) having a front wall (2a) provided with a laundry loading/unloading pass-through opening, and an air-filtering cartridge (15) which is fitted in removable manner into an air-vent (10) which is passed through by a laundry drying airflow (f), said air-filtering cartridge (15) comprising a first substantially bag- or pocket-shaped, air-filtering shell or vessel (20, 120) which is dimensioned for being inserted/plugged into said air-vent (10) and is structured to restrain the fluff and/or lint particles in suspension into the airflow (f); the air-filtering cartridge (15) furthermore comprising: a second, completely separated, substantially bag- or pocket-shaped, air-filtering shell or vessel (30, 130) which is fitted/recessed into said first air-filtering shell or vessel (20, 120) so as to be crossed by substantially the same airflow (f) that crosses the first air-filtering shell or vessel (20, 120), and which is structured to restrain the fluff and/or lint particles in suspension into the airflow (f); and an extraction-aid member (26, 138) which is fixed/associated to one of the two completely-separated, air-filtering shells or vessels (20, 30; 120, 130), and is structured so as to allow the manual extraction of both air-filtering shells or vessels (20, 30; 120, 130) at a time from the air-vent (10).. . ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

06/18/15 / #20150168048

Movable mullion

A refrigerator includes a cabinet defining a storage compartment and a door movably coupled to the cabinet for providing selective access to at least a portion of the storage compartment. The refrigerator includes an evaporator unit and an air duct providing fluid communication between the evaporator unit and the storage compartment. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

06/18/15 / #20150167987

Cooking appliance, controller of a cooking appliance, and router in wired communication with a controller of a cooking appliance

A cooking appliance may include one or more cooktop burners, a user interface configured to allow a user to input settings to control one or more of the cooktop burners, and a controller connected to the user interface, the controller being configured to allow control of the cooktop burners pursuant to the inputted settings, the controller being in wired communication with a router, the router being configured to communicate with the controller to allow a portable computer to remotely operate one or more of the cooktop burners, the router including a wireless data connection, a wired data connection, and a control circuit, the wireless data connection being established with the portable computer, the wired data connection being established with the controller.. . ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

06/18/15 / #20150164222

Stabilizing panel

A stabilizing mat includes a first surface configured to inhibit movement of items placed thereon. The first surface includes a plurality of first parallelogram areas and a plurality of depressions. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

06/04/15 / #20150156824

Method for controlling an induction cooking hob with a pot detection system and a control unit for controlling an induction cooking hob with a pot detection system

The present invention relates to a method for controlling an induction cooking hob (10) with a pot detection system and a user interface (14; 16). The method comprises the steps of activating the induction cooking hob (10) by touching a main switch (20) by a user; starting automatically the pot detection system by a control unit of the induction cooking hob (10); and detecting at least one pot (18) and/or pan (18) on a cooking surface (12) of the cooking hob (10) or detecting, if no pot (18) or pan (18) is placed on said cooking surface (12), by the pot detection system. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

06/04/15 / #20150153053

Storage systems

A system for storing articles can have at least two operating modes. In the first mode, gases are evacuated from the system whereby the articles are stored at a pressure less than the pressure at the exterior of the system. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

06/04/15 / #20150152584

Water bearing household appliance and associated operating method

The present invention is related to a water bearing household appliance (1) comprising: a treating chamber (6) in which one or more items (7) can be loaded and treated with water and one or more additives; a logic unit (12) to control the electric and/or electronic components of the appliance (1) so as to make the latter to perform a treating cycle for treating the one or more loaded items (7) with water and one or more additives; a load amount acquiring device (13) for acquiring and communicating to the logic unit (12) information related to the amount of the one or more items (7) loaded in the treating chamber (6); a user interface (14) configured for allowing a user to set parameters related to the treating cycle and to the one or more additives to be used during the treating cycle. The logic unit (12) is configured to: store, during a programming state, additive information set by the user via the user interface (14), the additive information comprising one or more numeric values which are indicative of predetermined maximum amount of additive associated with the maximum loading capacity of the treating chamber; before the appliance (1) starts a selected treating cycle, determine an amount of a selected additive to be loaded for this selected treating cycle, based on the programmed maximum amount of additive associated with the selected additive, on the acquired amount of the one or more items (7) loaded in the treating chamber (6), and on the selected treating cycle; provide the user with information related to the determined amount of additive to be loaded via the user interface (14).. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

05/28/15 / #20150144618

Half bridge induction heating generator and a capacitor assembly for a half bridge induction heating generator

The present invention relates to a half bridge induction heating generator, comprising at least one power terminal (10) provided for a direct current voltage, at least one ground terminal (12), and four capacitors (c2, c3, c4, c5) forming a bridge circuit between the power terminal (10) and the ground terminal (12). The induction heating generator comprises further an induction coil (l) interconnected in the centre of said bridge circuit, two semiconductor switches (q1, q2) connected in each case parallel to one of the both capacitors (c4, c5) on one side of the bridge circuit, and a further capacitor (ci) interconnected between the power terminal (10) and the ground terminal (12). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

05/21/15 / #20150136803

Refrigerator appliance with hot water dispenser

A refrigerator is provided, including a cabinet formed with at least one refrigerated compartment, and a door pivotally mounted to the cabinet. A vented exhaust conduit is provided at least partially within an interior of the door and defines a pathway in fluid communication with an environment exterior of the cabinet. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

05/07/15 / #20150121914

Refrigerator storage compartment assembly

A storage compartment assembly is located within the interior of a compartment of a refrigerator such as a fresh food compartment of a refrigerator. The storage compartment assembly includes a storage container the temperature of which can be controlled independently of the temperature in the fresh food compartment. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

04/30/15 / #20150114962

Temperature detection assembly and a corresponding lid for a cooking pot

The present invention relates to a temperature detection assembly (10) for a cooking pot (24). Said temperature detection assembly (10) comprises a straight and elongated bar (12), at least one saw (surface acoustic wave) temperature sensor (10) arranged inside a lower end portion of the bar (12), a sensor antenna (16) connected to an upper end of the bar (12), and at least one handle (18) connected to the upper end of the bar (12). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

04/23/15 / #20150107310

Laundry washing machine with a water softening device

A laundry washing machine (1) includes an outer casing (2) and, inside said outer casing (2), a washing tub (3), a detergent dispensing assembly (9), a fresh-water supply circuit (10) for selectively channeling a flow of fresh water from the water mains towards the detergent dispensing assembly (9) and/or the washing tub (3), and a water softening device (11) interposed between the fresh water supply circuit (10) and the detergent dispensing assembly (9) or the washing tub (3), and being structured for reducing the harness degree of the fresh water supplied to the washing tub (3). The water softening device (11) includes a water-softening agent container (26), crossed by fresh water arriving from the fresh-water supply circuit (10) and is filled with a water softening agent; a regeneration-agent reservoir (27) being structured to receive a salt or other regeneration agent for performing a regeneration of the water softening function of the water softening agent; and a water supply circuit (28) for selectively channeling a given amount of fresh water into the regeneration-agent reservoir (27) to form brine; and an electrically-powered brine-circulating pump assembly (29) interposed between the water-softening agent container (26) and the regeneration-agent reservoir (27), and being structured for transferring/moving the brine from the regeneration-agent reservoir (27) to the water-softening agent container (26) when activated, and for watertight sealing/isolating the regeneration-agent reservoir (27) from the water-softening agent container (26) when deactivated.. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

04/23/15 / #20150107309

Laundry washing machine

Laundry washing machine (1) includes an outer casing (2) and, inside said casing (2), a washing tub (3). A rotatable drum arranged in an axially rotating manner inside the washing tub (3) and is structured for receiving the laundry to be washed. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

04/16/15 / #20150101593

Broil baffle for an oven

A broil baffle for an oven may be provided. The oven may include a broil burner configured to distribute heat. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

03/26/15 / #20150083712

Induction cooking hob with a plurality of induction coils

The present invention relates to an induction cooking hob (10) with a plurality of induction coils (16). The induction cooking hob (10) comprises a cooking surface (12) and a control unit. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

03/26/15 / #20150082658

Appliance for drying laundry

An appliance for drying laundry (100) includes a drying-air moisture-condensing system comprising a heat pump system (215,220,225) with a variable-output compressor (210) having a compression mechanism and an electric motor for driving the compression mechanism. A controller (265) is provided to vary the rotational speed of the electric motor so as to adjust the rotational speed of the compression mechanism in order to maintain constant a power absorbed by the compressor during at least a portion of a drying cycle.. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

03/05/15 / #20150059126

Hinge assembly for a refrigerator

A hinge assembly is provided for pivotally mounting a door on a refrigerator cabinet. The refrigerator cabinet includes a top wall, a bottom wall, a pair of opposed side walls extending between the bottom and top wall, and a face that is normal to the top wall, bottom wall, and opposed side walls. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

02/26/15 / #20150056344

Appliance for processing food and method of operating same

Appliance for processing food and method of operating the same the present application in particular is related to a method of operating a cooking appliance, in which a food category of a food item automatically can be assigned based on features extracted from an image of the food item. For improving assignment, the method is provided with self learning performance.. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

02/26/15 / #20150053302

Dispenser with vessel identification

A refrigeration apparatus includes a dispenser for dispensing water or ice into a receiver vessel. The dispenser includes a dispense command input for receiving a dispense command from a user and a code reader for interpreting an identification code associated with the receiver vessel. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

02/19/15 / #20150049785

Temperature detection device for detecting the bottom temperature of cookware on a cooking hob

The present invention relates to a temperature detection device for detecting the bottom temperature of cookware on a cooking hob (10). The temperature detection device comprises a pad (16) formed as a flat sheet. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

02/19/15 / #20150047679

Dishwasher and method of operating dishwasher

A dishwasher (2) is provided comprising a washing chamber (8) with a sump (14) and a circulation circuit (16). The circulation circuit (16) comprises the sump (14), a circulation pump (18) and a spraying device (20) for spraying washing liquid into the washing chamber (8). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

02/19/15 / #20150047624

Arrangement of glass panels for a heat insulated oven door for a cooking oven

The present invention relates to a arrangement of at least two glass panels (12, 14, 16) for a heat insulated oven door (10) of a cooking oven. The arrangement of the glass panels (12, 14, 16) is provided as or for a window of the oven door (10). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

02/12/15 / #20150040421

Appliance for drying laundry

Appliance for drying laundry (100), comprising a drying-air moisture-condensing system comprising a heat pump system (215, 220, 225) with a first heat exchanger (215) for cooling the drying air and a second heat exchanger (220) for re-heating said drying air, and a variable-output compressor (210), and at least one joule-effect heater (255) located downstream the heat pump heat exchangers for boosting the heating of the drying air. The appliance can perform at least one drying cycle in: at least a first drying mode, wherein said heater is kept de-energized and the compressor is driven to a first compressor mode having a compressor power consumption course and/or a compressor rotational speed course and/or a frequency course of the supply current/voltage of the compressor motor, and at least a second drying mode, wherein said heater is kept energized for at least an initial portion of the drying cycle and thereafter it is kept de-energized, and the compressor is driven to a second compressor mode comprising a compressor power consumption course and/or a compressor rotational speed course and/or a frequency course of the supply current/voltage of the compressor motor, wherein for at least a portion of the drying cycle after the electric heater has been de-energized, a compressor power consumption and/or a compressor rotational speed and/or a frequency of the supply current/voltage of the compressor of the second compressor mode is/are higher than the one/s of the first compressor mode.. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

02/05/15 / #20150035419

Table top dishwasher

A table top dishwasher comprises (a) a tub (10) for accommodating articles to be cleaned; (b) a water-tight hood (12) arranged over said tub (10), said hood comprising a fixed hood portion (14), an access opening (42), and a rotatable door (16) which is connected to the fixed hood portion so as to be rotatable between a raised opened position in which it exposes the access opening to provide access to the tub and a lowered closed position in which it closes the access opening and forms part of the water-tight hood; and (c) a gasket (44) which is attached to the fixed hood portion (14) or to the rotatable door (16) along an edge region of the access opening, wherein the fixed hood portion (14)or the rotatable door (16), respectively, comprises a plurality of mounting projections (46), and wherein the gasket comprises a plurality of apertures (54) in which the mounting projections are held by snap-fit connection.. . ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

02/05/15 / #20150033806

Laundry treating machine

The present invention relates to a laundry treating machine (1) comprising a casing (10), a rotatable laundry container (7) suitable for receiving the laundry to be treated and one or more peripheral units (f1, h1, t1, sw1, sw2, s1, 11, ml, m2, p1) which enable the treatment to be carried out. The laundry treating machine (1) comprises a control unit (20; 120; 220) comprising a printed circuit board (21; 121; 221) with electric and/or electronic devices (22) mounted thereon. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

01/29/15 / #20150028018

Oven for baking food products

The baking chamber (3) of an oven for baking food products is connected to a steam generator (8) communicating with a water tank (7) associated to a filtering device (38), which is mounted outside of the tank (7), so as to filter the water fed to a discharge duct (44) for the emptying of the tank (7) and of the steam generator (8).. . ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

01/29/15 / #20150028016

Inrush current control system

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). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

01/22/15 / #20150020887

System and associated method for preventing overfilling in a dishwasher

A method, system, and computer-program product for preventing overfilling in a dishwasher are disclosed herein. According to one embodiment, a method for preventing overfilling in a dishwasher is provided, wherein the dishwasher includes a water valve for providing water to the dishwasher and a drain pump for removing water from the dishwasher. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

01/22/15 / #20150020855

Table top dishwasher

A dishwasher comprises: (a) a washing chamber for accommodating articles to be cleaned, and comprising in its lower portion a water-collecting sump floor (12); (b) a spray arm (22) rotatably supported at the sump floor; in accordance with the present invention the dishwasher further comprises (c) a sump member (28) which comprises an insert in the sump floor (12) and which comprises an integral spray arm support (24) which rotatably supports the spray arm (22).. . ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

01/22/15 / #20150020792

Glass door

Provided is a cooking appliance that includes an oven cavity, at least one heating element for heating the oven cavity, and a door movable between an open position and a closed position for selectively providing access to the oven cavity. The door includes a first glass pane spaced from a second glass pane to define a space therebetween. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

01/15/15 / #20150015519

Display and control element for a household appliance

. . A display and control element (10) for a household appliance comprising: a transparent input element (12); a display element (14) mounted behind the input element (12); and a marker element (20, 26; 30, 32) which divides the area of the input element (12) into at least one touchscreen region through which the display element (14) is visible, and at least one switching region in which the display element (14) is not visible.. . ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

01/15/15 / #20150015001

Electric household appliance door locking device

An electric household appliance having a casing (2); a compartment (3) housed inside the casing (2) and facing an opening (4); a door (5) fitted to the casing (2) and movable between an open position and a closed position; and a locking device (6); the locking device (6) having a box body (7) fixed to the casing (2), alongside the door (5); latch means (8, 13) fitted to the box body (7) to move between a lock position locking the door (5), and a release position releasing the door (5); and an actuating device (11) for selectively moving the latch means (8, 13) between the lock position and the release position, and which has at least an electrically conducting resistance wire (16) made of a shape-memory alloy and designed to vary in length alongside a variation in temperature, and electric power devices (18) for powering the resistance wire (16) and producing a controlled joule-effect variation in temperature.. . ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

01/15/15 / #20150013660

Illumination device for a cooking zone element of a cooking hob covered by a transparent panel and a corresponding cooking zone element and cooking hob

The present invention relates to an illumination device (20) for a cooking zone element (10) provided for a cooking hob covered by a transparent panel. The illumination device (20) is provided for a cooking zone element (10) with a central cutout (40) in a central portion of said cooking zone element (10). ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

01/01/15 / #20150000326

Refrigerator/freezer ice bucket

A refrigerator/freezer ice bucket is provided. The ice bucket may include a dispenser interface configured to deliver ice cubes to an ice dispenser upon a request by a user for the ice cubes. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc

01/01/15 / #20150000153

Laundry treating machine with basement portion providing airflow paths

A laundry treating machine includes a basement portion (14) having an upper side (17) with seats (18a-18f) formed thereon for receiving machine operational devices (5), and a lower side (16), opposite to the upper side (17). The lower side (16) forms an air path for air to be admitted into or exhausted from the machine.. ... Electrolux Home Products Inc








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