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

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On-door ice maker cooling

A refrigerator includes a refrigerator cabinet, a refrigerator compartment disposed within the refrigerator cabinet, a refrigerator compartment door for providing access to the refrigerator compartment, an ice maker on the refrigerator compartment door, a thermoelectric cooler associated with the ice maker and operatively connected to the refrigerator compartment door, the thermoelectric cooler having a first side and an opposite second side, and a cooling loop operatively connected to the refrigerator compartment door and configured for cooling the thermoelectric cooler.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

Method for actuating semi-commanded valve and system for actuating semi-commanded valve for multi-suction alternative compressor

The present invention refers to a method for actuating semi-controlled valve that acts in synchronism with the compression cycles of an alternative compressor and to a system for actuating a multi-suction alternative compressor semi-controlled valve. Said method comprises at least a step of detecting at least one compression peak (1) in the course of at least one mechanical cycle (2) of the alternative compressor; and at least a step of switching the functional status of at least an alternative compressor semi-controlled valve (3) based on detecting at least one compression peak (1) in the course of at least one mechanical cycle (2) of the alternative compressor (5).. ... Whirlpool Corporation

Laundry appliance door assembly

A door assembly for a laundry treating appliance that comprises an inner door subassembly, an intermediate door frame, an outer door screen; and a user interface controller. The intermediate door frame is adhered to the inner door subassembly and to the outer door screen. ... Whirlpool Corporation

Compost system with error detection

A controller for a compost system comprises a plurality of control outputs in communication with a plurality of compost devices. The control outputs are configured to identify an error condition of at least one of the plurality of compost devices. ... Whirlpool Corporation

Dishwasher with controlled rotation of lower spray arm

An automatic dishwasher having a wash tub defining at least a portion of a wash chamber, a first sprayer mounted within the wash chamber for rotatable movement therein, a liquid flow path fluidly coupling the wash chamber to the first sprayer, a valve assembly located within the liquid flow path and having a valve element rotatable about a first axis of rotation and between at least first and second positions to selectively divert liquid in the liquid flow path to the first sprayer and a drive system.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

Power delivery system for an induction cooktop with multi-output inverters

A power delivery system and method for an induction cooktop are provided herein. A plurality of inverters are each configured to apply an output power to a plurality of induction coils electrically coupled thereto via corresponding relays. ... Whirlpool Corporation

Modular vent hood blower kit for in-line or external application

A vent hood kit comprises a canopy assembly having an intake end and an outlet end, a blower housing selectively and alternatively coupled with the exhaust end of the canopy assembly in an in-line position and an external position, a blower assembly disposed within a blower housing and in communication with the intake end in both the in-line and external positions and an exhaust duct adapter of the blower housing is configured to be in communication with the intake end in both the in-line and external positions.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

Hinge cover with door stop

A hinge cover for a cabinet having a door stopper integrated therewith. The hinge cover includes a main body with a hook-shaped portion along a hinge axis, and a stopper portion that is offset from the hinge axis. ... Whirlpool Corporation

Apparatus for drying articles

A laundry treating applicator for drying laundry with a radio frequency (rf) applicator having a baffle on a drum rotatable on a non-vertical axis, an anode element in the baffle and a cathode element spaced from the anode element, wherein energization of the rf generator sends electromagnetic radiation through the applicator via the anode element and cathode element to form a field of electromagnetic radiation (e-field) in the radio frequency spectrum to dielectrically heat liquid within laundry disposed within the e-field.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

Coffee maker with multiple brewing methods

A brewing device includes a base portion with a support surface. A carafe is configured to be selectively supported on the support surface. ... Whirlpool Corporation

Dishwasher with high-velocity sprayer

A dishwasher for treating dishes according to a cycle of operation, the dishwasher comprising a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber, a dish rack received within the treating chamber and configured for receiving dishes for treatment during the cycle of operation, a sprayer located within the treating chamber and above the dish rack, and emitting a second liquid at a second speed, greater than the first speed, downwardly onto the dish rack to form a high-speed spray.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

Foodstuff sensing appliance

An appliance includes a temperature control system, a light source, and a spectrometer. The spectrometer works in conjunction with the light source to obtain a measured value of a foodstuff. ... Whirlpool Corporation

Inner swirling flame gas burner

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

Burner base

A burner base for a stacked burner assembly to secure a uniform distribution of gas flow. The burner base couples with a top burner cover and together define an internal gas mixture chamber. ... Whirlpool Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180235432

Dishwasher

A dishwasher having a tub at least partially defining a wash chamber wherein the wash chamber has an access opening, having a first dishrack movably mounted to the tub, a second dishrack, and at least a first and second removable dishrack supported and having corresponding first and second sets of support elements.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180235431

Dish treating appliance with leak detection

A dish treating appliance for treating dishes according to an automatic cycle of operation and including a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber, multiple sprayers emitting a liquid into the treating chamber, and a diverter valve having a rotatable valve body, which can be rotated to discrete rotational positions to selectively fluidly couple with the multiple sprayers. A rotary drive is located exteriorly of the tub and comprises a housing defining an interior with a liquid leak reservoir, a motor carried by the housing, an output shaft rotationally driven by the motor, extending through the housing and the tub, and operably coupled to the valve body, and a printed circuit board (pcb) located within the housing.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180231296

Refrigerated compartment air distribution assembly

A refrigeration appliance is provided herein. The refrigeration appliance includes a wrapper forming an exterior of the refrigeration appliance and a refrigeration compartment liner and a freezer compartment liner within the wrapper. ... Whirlpool Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180230991

Improper opening detection method of multiple suction reciprocating compressor suction valve

The present invention relates to the compressors technological field used preferentially in cooling systems. Problem to be solved: difficulty in detecting improper opening of the high pressure suction valve in multiple suction reciprocating compressor and, in more severe cases, interrupts operation of low pressure line(s). ... Whirlpool Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180230640

Washing machine

A pair of laundry treating appliances having power sharing capabilities through a piggyback plug with a rear facing electric socket. The rear facing electric socket is designed to receive a power plug from a compatible laundry treating appliance. ... Whirlpool Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180230638

Method for dispensing an enzyme in a laundry treating appliance

A method of treating laundry in a laundry treating appliance having an air supply system and a heating system both operably coupled to and controlled by a controller to supply heated air to a rotatable drum defining a treating chamber, the method including the application of an enzyme solution to the laundry during a cycle of operation.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180224200

Traveling harness system

A traveling harness system is provided for an appliance to maintain electrical connections between the appliance and a drawer, while allowing the drawer to move. Wiring harness guides formed in the drawer force the wiring harness to maintain a predictable and desirable loop radius to reduce stress on the wiring harness, which prevents the wiring harness from prematurely wearing.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180220870

Dishwasher rack spray assembly

A dishwasher having a tub defining a treating chamber, a dish rack, and a spray assembly associated with the dish rack. The spray assembly may include at least one sprayer positioned to spray treating liquid onto dishes received by the rack. ... Whirlpool Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180220868

Dish rack retaining clip

A dish rack assembly includes a dish rack having spaced wire frame elements at least partially defining a side wall, a height adjuster comprising an arm located on an exterior of the side wall and a retaining clip mounted to the arm and located on an interior of the side wall that can limit the relative movement of the dish rack.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180220866

Non-integrated bulk dispenser and method of operating a dishwasher having same

A dispensing assembly including at least one treating chemistry container configured to store a treating chemistry and selectively fluidly coupled to the treating chamber, a sensor configured to detect a characteristic of the dispensing assembly and output a first signal based thereon, an illumination detector outputting a second signal indicative of ambient illumination and an indicator outputting a human-detectable signal.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180220863

Dish treating appliance with diverter valve position sensing

A diverter valve assembly includes a manifold defining a plenum with an inlet and multiple outlets, a membrane movably mounted within the plenum and having at least one through opening, which is sequentially aligned with the multiple outlets upon movement of the membrane, indicia provided on the membrane corresponding to each of the multiple outlets, and a sensor configured to sense the indicia and provide an output of the sensed indicia.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180220862

Glasses rack for dishwasher

A dishwasher can include a tub defining a treating chamber receiving dishes for treatment, a spray system providing treating liquid to the treating chamber, a first dish rack located in the tub and having a bottom wall tiered to form multiple levels defining an effective inclination angle for the bottom wall, and a second dish rack located below the first dish rack and having an inclined non-tiered bottom wall.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

08/09/18 / #20180220828

Automatic and adjustable spiralizer apparatus

A food processing device includes a base portion with a motor housing upwardly extending from a first end of the base portion. A motor is disposed within the motor housing. ... Whirlpool Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180216280

Laundry treating appliance dispenser

A method of operating a laundry treating appliance is provided. The laundry treating appliance comprises a chassis having a front panel with an opening, a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber and having an opening at least partially aligned with the front panel opening, a bellows connecting the front panel and the tub at their respective openings, and a liquid supply system supplying liquid to the treating chamber. ... Whirlpool Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180216277

Apparatus and method for identifying treating chemistry in a laundry treating appliance dispensing assembly

A method of dispensing treating chemistry from a loading cup of a laundry treating appliance including sensing a material property of a treating chemistry in the loading cup, determining if the treating chemistry is proper/improper for the loading cup, and supplying the treating chemistry to a bulk reservoir when the treating chemistry is determined improper.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180216274

Laundry treating appliance and methods of operation

A laundry treating appliance includes a drum at least partially defining a treating chamber for receiving a laundry load for treatment according to a cycle of operation, a motor operably coupled with the drum to rotate the drum, a controller coupled to the motor for controlling the motor and for determining at least one input sensed from the motor, and a processor operably coupled with the controller and having a parameter estimator to estimate parameter values of a laundry load based upon the at least one input. The processor is configured to send an excitation signal to the controller that randomly fluctuates an acceleration command to affect acceleration of the motor while the parameter values of the laundry load are estimated. ... Whirlpool Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180215676

Method and apparatus for operating a composter device

A method for operating a composter device including directing exhaust from a composting container to a reservoir by way of a first fluid pathway, directing ambient air to the reservoir by way of a second fluid pathway, and mixing the exhaust from the first fluid pathway and the ambient air from the second fluid pathway.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180213978

Container and system for holding a cutting tool of a food processing device

A container and system for holding a cutting tool of a food processing device is disclosed. The container includes a shell defining a chamber sized to receive one of at least a first cutting tool and a second cutting tool. ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180209657

Diffusion cap burner for gas cooking appliance

A gas burner for a cooking appliance includes a frustoconically-shaped crown having a plurality of gas ports defined therein, a cover positioned above the crown, and a shell secured to the cover and positioned on the crown. The shell defines a hollow chamber positioned between the crown and the cover.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180209087

Appliance having a touch film on a compound curved surface

An appliance having a door with an interior surface having a compound curvature, a section thereof configured to enable viewing a user interface on the interior surface through the door. The user interface includes a touch film adhered to the interior surface by application of a roller to activate a pressure sensitive adhesive between the touch film and the interior surface.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180206697

Diverter valve and dishwasher with diverter valve

A dishwasher for treating dishes according to an automatic cycle of operation and including a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber, at least one sprayer configured to emit a corresponding spray of liquid into the treating chamber, at least one liquid circuit supplying liquid to the at least one sprayer, a pump having a pump inlet fluidly coupled to the treating chamber and a pump outlet, and a diverter valve controlling a flow of liquid from the pump to the at least one sprayer.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180206694

Methods for dispensing a treating chemistry in a 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 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

07/19/18 / #20180206297

Microwave heating apparatus and method of operating such a microwave heating apparatus

A microwave heating apparatus and a method of operating a microwave heating apparatus are provided. The microwave heating apparatus comprises a load receiving cavity, at least one microwave source, a plurality of feeding ports connected to the microwave source and the cavity for feeding microwaves to the cavity, a measuring unit and a control unit. ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180204691

Method of controlling an appliance door position switch for sabbath mode operation

A position switch retention device for use with an appliance including a body defining a switch-receiving cavity open on at least a first end of the body, a cap extending outwardly from a second end of the body opposite the first end, and a first tab extending from a side of the body. The first tab defines a ramp extending away from the body to an edge directed toward and spaced from the cap.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180202094

Laundry treating appliance

A laundry treating appliance, such as a washing machine, having a cabinet defining an interior and defining an access opening. A lid can be movably mounted relative to the cabinet to selectively open or close the access opening. ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180198329

Multi-component rotor for an electric motor of an appliance

A motor for a laundry appliance includes a drive shaft coupled to a drum at a first end. The rotor frame is coupled proximate the second end of the drive shaft, where the rotor frame includes at least one polymeric material. ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180195735

Electric oven with a closed-door broiling operation

An electric oven broils foodstuffs with either its oven door opened or closed. The operating parameters of the oven's broiling elements are altered based on the position of the door.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180195719

Premixed stamped inner flames burner with eccentric injection venturi

A burner assembly for a cooktop includes a base portion having one or more vents and an eccentric stem. A cover portion is received on the base portion to define a mixing chamber disposed between the cover portion and the base portion. ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180195228

Flexible drying solution for delivering clothing care externally of a drying appliance

An external accessory attachment for a drying appliance includes a housing defining a drying space. A suction attachment extends from the housing and is adapted to fit within a filter slot of the drying appliance. ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180192852

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 at least one wheel which is rotatably mounted onto an integral axle of the guide rail assembly to the other of the dishrack or the tub.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180192849

Dishwasher base structure

A dishwasher with a tub defining a treating chamber having an access opening. A closure selectively closes the access opening and a base supports the tub. ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188947

Cooking device with interactive display

A cooking device is provided herein. The cooking device includes a touch-sensitive display configured to register user-input via one or more touch events to enable a user to make selections related to the operation of the cooking device. ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180187902

Cavity connector

A cooking appliance is provided herein that includes a pair of opposing sidewalls and a rear wall defining a heating cavity. A heat source is in thermal communication with the heating cavity. ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180187899

Oven comprising a scanning system

The present invention relates to an oven (101) comprising a heated cavity (102) for cooking a food (201), which comprises a three-dimensional scanning system (106) configured for acquiring information about the volume and/or shape of a food (201) positioned in the heated cavity (102).. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180187898

Oven comprising a camera

Oven comprising: a muffle; operating means for heating an active zone defined within the volume delimited by said muffle; a camera for detecting one or more images showing food positioned in said active zone; a transmission unit associated with said camera and configured for sending said one or more images to an auxiliary device configured for at least displaying said one or more images.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180187896

Distributed vertical flame burner

A fuel-burning cooking burner includes a base defining an outer periphery and an inner open area. The burner further includes a cap coupled with the base around the outer periphery thereof and extending over the open area to define a distribution cavity on an interior side of the cap. ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180187885

Gas burner

A burner unit includes first and second burner assemblies supplied with a gas mixture via first and second valves, respectively. A first valve control assembly controls the first and second valves between open and closed positions. ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180187366

Customer selection of desired remaining moisture in clothing via user interface at machine or portable electronic device

A method of controlling the clothes dryer includes offering one or more preset dryness levels that may be selected using a programmable dryness level selector to establish a drying cycle. Each of the preset dryness levels may correspond to a stored remaining moisture content. ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180187356

Controlled moisture removal in a laundry treating appliance

A method of operating a laundry treating appliance for treating laundry according to a cycle of operation with the laundry treating appliance including a treating chamber for receiving laundry selectively accessible through a door, can include determining the removal of laundry after completion of the cycle of operation and reducing humidity in the treating chamber after determination of the removal of the laundry.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180186655

Faucet conversion system

A water treatment apparatus that includes: at least one module which operatively and selectively treats one or both of an original household hot water received from the household hot water line and water flowing through the module and treats cold water received from an original household cold water line that flows through; a process control unit whereby a user selects a desired treatment option for the water flowing through the apparatus to be dispensed to the user; one or more plumbing connections which operatively divert the original household hot and cold water flow to the user selected watertreatment module so as to dispense to the user the selected treated water; and one or more valves which operatively cooperate with the process control unit to direct the water flow within the apparatus so as to provide the user with the selected treated water.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180184878

Filter assembly for a dishwasher

A dishwasher with a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber, a liquid spraying system, a liquid recirculation system defining a recirculation flow path, and a liquid filtering system. The liquid filtering system includes a rotatable filter disposed in the recirculation flow path to filter the liquid and a diverter overlying and spaced from at least a portion of the upstream surface to form a gap there between.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180184841

Modular rotisserie accessory for use in oven cavity

An accessory for an oven includes a support base and a heating element hingedly coupled to the support base. The heating element is movable between a generally horizontal position and a generally vertical position. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184489

Induction burner element having a plurality of single piece frames

An induction burner element for a cooking appliance includes a plurality of injection molded frames positioned in a spaced and concentric relationship, each injection molded frame having an upper cavity an at least one lower cavity. A ferrous member is disposed within the at least one lower cavity for each injection molded frame. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180398

Alignment gauge and method of use

An alignment gauge includes a generally u-shaped main body and an alignment member extending therefrom. The alignment gauge is configured to be positioned on the frame of a cabinet during installation of one or more attached components, such as attachment of a pair of doors to a refrigerator cabinet. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180348

Refrigerator quick release mechanism and method of removably coupling a door to a drawer slide

A refrigerator includes a refrigerated compartment and a drawer having a drawer slide, a door and a quick release mechanism. The drawer slide allows the drawer to slide into and out of the refrigerated compartment, and the door selectively seals the refrigerated compartment. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180327

Acustic filter provide with fluid selector device

The present invention relates to a fluid selector device for reciprocating compressor that, arranged within the airtight housing of the reciprocating compressor, is able to operate in cooling systems composed of at least two independent lines of equivalent functionality in order to select them through the selective and guided movement (axial or rotative) of displaceable actuator inside valve body that controls the fluid communication or the sealing between input pathways and output pathway of said valve body. It is also described an acoustic filter (of suction) especially suitable for mounting of the fluid selector device for the reciprocating compressor now disclosed.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180295

Method and apparatus for installation of surface-mounted kitchen cooktop units

A concealed bridge assembly is provided for supporting adjacent lateral edges of cooktop units that are mounted in a kitchen countertop. The concealed bridge assembly can be used for traditional raised mounting of cooktop units or true-flush mounting of cooktop units. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180294

Hinged cooktop grate assembly

A cooking appliance includes a cooktop, at least one cooking element mounted to the cooktop, and a grate including a surface portion for supporting a cooking vessel and at least one cup member. The grate is mounted to the cooktop with the at least one cup member being interengaged with locating structure on the cooktop such that the grate can be selectively lifted vertically from the cooktop or pivoted relative to the cooktop. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180041

Reciprocating compressor provided with arrangement of suction valves

The present invention refers to a reciprocating compressor provided with an arrangement of suction valves and, more particularly, a reciprocating compressor which, capable of operating with at least two suction lines having different working pressures, is made up of an arrangement of valves comprising including at least two “orifice valve” sets. One of these sets provides a semi-commanded valve, whereas the other set provides an automatic valve. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180179083

Removable and retrofittable water dispenser for a refrigerator

A removable water dispenser for an appliance having a manifold with a first water connected to a household water supply, a first water outlet connected to the first water inlet, a second water inlet, and a second water outlet connected to the second water inlet. The removable water dispenser also has a dispenser removably attached to a home appliance and having a housing, a cover coupled with the housing, a dispensing outlet, and a filter connected to the first outlet, the second inlet, and the dispensing outlet, and the dispenser dispenses filtered water to a user.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176032

Appliance network with messaging

An appliance, communication system, and method thereof for a communicating on a network including an appliance interactive display coupled to an appliance communication module, wherein the appliance communication module is configured to receive a message including an embedded interactive element, and sending a return message that relates to the activation of the embedded interactive element.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172342

Appliance and method of controlling the appliance

An appliance includes a first compartment and a second compartment. A temperature of the first compartment is determined with a first temperature sensor, and a temperature of the second compartment is determined with a second temperature sensor. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172341

Drawer assembly and method of mounting the drawer assembly in a refrigerated compartment

A refrigerator includes a refrigerated compartment and a door configured to selectively seal the refrigerated compartment. A drawer assembly is mounted in the refrigerated compartment. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172338

Integrated accessory interface for refrigerators and crisper drawers

An appliance having an appliance cabinet has at least one food storage compartment and an accessory removably mounted within the food storage compartment. An integrated accessory interface having a horizontally extending channel defining an upwardly extending curvilinear cavity is disposed within the food storage compartment, and an upwardly extending curvilinear integral tab is disposed proximate an upper portion of the accessory. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172335

Heat rejection system for a condenser of a refrigerant loop within an appliance

A refrigerator includes a cabinet defining a refrigerated compartment and a machine compartment. A compressor is disposed within the machine compartment and is adapted to compress a refrigerant within a refrigerant line. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172280

Orifice holder mounting system for gas cooktop

A compact non-rotational mounting feature or mechanism is employed for mounting an orifice holder to a support member below a cooktop of a gas cooking appliance. More specifically, the holder and support member include interengaging polygonal structure, such as a key-shaped anti-rotational peg and hole combination, allowing the holder to be initially mated with the support member in a manner which prevents relative rotation and assuring that the holder is appropriately positioned for proper alignment of various gas burner components, such as an orifice, a gas line, electrode, flame spreader and other burner related structure. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172279

Gas cooktop and grate for the gas cooktop

A gas cooktop includes a gas burner and a grate for supporting cookware above the gas burner. The grate includes a removable insert having an upper surface and a lower surface and a plurality of tines for supporting the removable insert. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180171993

Reciprocating compressor provided with suction valves arrangement

The present invention relates to a reciprocating compressor able to operate with two separate pressure suction lines provided with a suction valves arrangement and, more particularly, to a suction valves arrangement whose suction valves have different thicknesses. In particular, at least one semi-commanded suction valve has a thickness greater than the thickness of at least one automatic suction valve. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180171531

Method and apparatus for using gravity to precisely dose detergent in a washing machine

A method of dosing detergent into a cleaning chamber of a washing machine using gravity. The method comprises providing an amount of detergent to be used in a washing machine, providing a detergent storage tank, providing a diverter valve comprising a detergent inlet, a detergent outlet, and an air vent, presenting a user interface at a location accessible to a user for a user to input load characteristics, relaying information via electrical signals from the user interface to a controller in electrical communication with the user interface, determining a dosage requirement and dispensing a fluid into the cleaning chamber.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180171530

Household cleaning appliance with a non-bulk dispensing system convertible to a household cleaning appliance with a bulk dispensing system

A household cleaning appliance having a treating chamber and a non-bulk dispensing system coupled with the treating chamber and having a portion of material configured to be removable wherein the non-bulk dispensing system is configured to receive a bulk cartridge containing a treating chemistry when such material is removed. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180169600

Pouring shield for a stand mixer

A pouring shield for a stand mixer includes an upper collar for mounting to a mixer head of the stand mixer in a friction-fit manner without the need for clamps or other mounting accessories. The stand mixer is configured to receive a mixing bowl with an open top, and the pouring shield is configured to cover the open top of the mixing bowl at an upper rim of the mixing bowl using a seal member which is disposed around an outer perimeter of the pouring shield. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180168392

Grease capture system for indoor grill cooktop unit

A grill module for a cooktop in a kitchen has a removable grease tray which collects the grease created by use of the grill module in grilling food. The grease is directed to the grease tray by a combination of burner cover(s), grease divertor(s), and angled surfaces on the grill module housing. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180164032

Method for controlling a refrigerating unit

A method for controlling a refrigerating unit that includes the steps of providing a freezing compartment, a user interface and a refrigeration circuit with a compressor; and setting a controlling routine through the user interface for avoiding freezer burnson food products to be stored in the freezing compartment, upon the setting changing the set temperature of the freezing compartment to a value from 2° c. To 10° c. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180164020

Refrigeration appliance fan

A refrigeration appliance includes a freezer compartment. An ice maker return duct fluidly couples an ice maker compartment and the freezer compartment. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180164015

Ice cutting tray

An ice maker includes an ice making unit and an ice storage bin. A frame is positioned between the ice making unit and the storage bin. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180163336

Laundry treating appliance having an acoustic barrier

A laundry treating appliance for treating laundry according to an automatic cycle of operation is disclosed. The laundry treating appliance includes a cabinet defining a cabinet interior and a tub having a periphery and provided in the cabinet interior defining a tub interior. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180162715

Push pedal water dispenser assembly

A water dispenser assembly for a refrigerator includes a housing having a front fascia with an actuator receiving area. An actuator is received in the actuator receiving area and includes inner and outer surfaces. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180160880

Dishwasher illuminating system

In one aspect, a dishwasher having sidewalls at least partially defining a treating chamber and defining an access opening, a rack rail mount, and a rack rail coupled to the tub mount slidably mounting a dishrack. The tub mount includes at least a light source and an electrical connection configured to provide electrical connection from the light source to a wiring harness adjacent the sidewall.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180160878

Dishwasher with controlled dry cycle

A dishwasher configured for drying dishes with the dishwasher having a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber and a closed loop condensation system for extracting liquid from air within a treating chamber of the dishwasher and a controller configured to control the dry cycle for drying of the dishes in the treating chamber of the dishwasher.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180160877

Methods of operating dishwasher with illuminable user interface

A method of operating a dish treating appliance includes a user interface disposed along the top edge of a door for selectively opening and closing access to a treating chamber. The user interface can be illuminated and operating the user interface can include operating a user input mode when the door is open and a status mode when the door is closed.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180159533

Backlighting appliance deadfronted user interfaces

A capacitive touch switch is disclosed which includes a transparent insulating panel, a filtering layer having an opaque color, a transparent icon being defined in the filtering layer, a transparent substrate including a capacitive electrode, the transparent substrate being tinted to substantially match the opaque color of the filtering layer, and a light source configured to transmit light through the transparent substrate, the transparent icon, and the transparent insulating panel when energized. A user interface and a method of manufacturing a capacitive touch switch are also disclosed.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180156533

Pigmented monolayer liner for appliances and methods of making the same

A method of making a liner for an appliance is provided that includes: mixing a polymeric capping layer precursor and a pigment additive; forming the capping layer precursor and the pigment additive into a capping layer at a capping layer formation temperature; and rolling the capping layer, a barrier layer and a polymeric base layer together to form a liner, each of the capping layer, the barrier layer and the base layer at about the capping layer formation temperature. Further, the liner comprises a capping region, a barrier region and a base region, the capping region comprising the pigment additive.. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180156514

Use of thermoelectric elements for clear ice making, ice harvesting, and creating a temperature condition for clear ice making

An ice making apparatus for an appliance includes a housing that has an interior volume and an ice tray horizontally suspended across the interior volume that is configured to retain water. The ice making apparatus also includes a heat pump thermally coupled to a bottom surface of the ice tray. ... Whirlpool Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180155864

Clothes washer

A laundry treating appliance having a cabinet, a wash tub located within the cabinet and defining an interior, a wash basket mounted within the wash tub and defining a laundry treating chamber. A clothes mover or agitator can be located within and rotatable relative to and/or with the wash basket having a cap removably mounted to the clothes mover. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180150685

Interaction recognition and analysis system

An object status tracking system is disclosed. The system comprises an appliance comprising at least one operating volume and an access region through which the operating volume is accessed. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180149419

Refrigerator with easy access drawer

A bottom mount refrigerator is provided with a pantry compartment that is accessible from outside the refrigerator by pulling open an easy access pantry drawer without the need to first open the fresh food compartment or the freezer compartment. A divider between the pantry compartment and the fresh food compartment is formed by a secondary mullion and a transparent shelf. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180149409

Ez refrigerator doors height adjustment

A refrigerator includes an insulated cabinet having an opening and a first hinge structure. The refrigerator includes a door including a second hinge structure that is movably connected to the first hinge structure. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180149399

Method and apparatus for increasing rate of ice production in an automatic ice maker

A refrigerator includes a cabinet defining an interior volume and a door for accessing the interior volume. An ice maker is disposed within the interior volume harvesting ice. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180148883

Lint processing fluid pump for a laundry appliance

A lint removal system for a laundry appliance includes a lint washing assembly adapted to deliver wet lint to a disposal area. An impeller is disposed within a continuous processing chamber of a pump casing, the impeller operable to deliver a fluid from the disposal area to a drain outlet. ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180148881

Retrofittable bulk dispensing system for household appliances

A retrofit auxiliary laundry device for supporting laundry operations in various makes and models of laundry treating appliances is described wherein the device can monitor appliance health, regulate appliance function, and send the user useful data.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180146836

Dishwasher with condensing drying system

A dish treating appliance can include a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber and having an access opening providing access to the treating chamber, a closure selectively closing the access opening, a condenser comprising an inlet, an outlet, and a condensing passage defining a serpentine path with multiple turns fluidly coupling the inlet and the outlet, with the inlet fluidly coupled to the treating chamber, the outlet fluidly coupled to ambient air, and multiple ambient air inlets provided in the serpentine path, and a blower fluidly coupled to the condenser flowing a volume of air through the serpentine path of the condenser, and at least one separator wall located within the condenser.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180146835

Learning dispensing system for water inlet hose

A retrofit auxiliary device for distributing cleaning resources to a household cleaning appliance having a treating chamber is described wherein the device can connect to various household cleaning appliances of different makes and models and can learn the flow of water and detergent during various stages of operation and then perform the dispensing itself.. . ... Whirlpool Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143083

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

05/24/18 / #20180142945

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

05/24/18 / #20180142943

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

05/24/18 / #20180142902

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

05/24/18 / #20180142405

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

05/24/18 / #20180142402

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

05/24/18 / #20180140164

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

05/17/18 / #20180135865

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

05/17/18 / #20180135343

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

05/17/18 / #20180135333

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

05/17/18 / #20180135227

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

05/17/18 / #20180135226

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

05/17/18 / #20180135225

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

05/17/18 / #20180135219

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








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