An appliance having a dispensing system and a detection system for detecting failure modes related to the dispensing …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Fredrick E. Chernetski, Karl D. McAllister, Michael T. Dalton
Assignees (initial): Whirlpool Corporation (Benton Harbor, US)

The application was examined by Jiping Lu (USPTO dept. 3743)


  • 1. An apparatus for drying fabric articles comprising: …
  • 2. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein the treatment chamber is in a rotating drum. …
  • 3. The apparatus of claim 1 further comprising an enclosure having a stationary portion and a removable …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

FIG. 1 is a partially cut-away, perspective view of a clothes dryer having an intelligent dispensing system and failure mode detection system embodying the present invention. FIG. 2 is …


Background of the Invention

1. Field of the Invention The invention relates to a system for detecting failure modes related to a dispensing system in an appliance. 2. Description of the Related Art A typical …

Detailed Description of the Embodiments

As shown in FIG. 1 , according to one embodiment of the invention an appliance 10 may be provided with a cabinet 12 having a door 16 for selectively opening …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The inventor's city is Saint Joseph, state - MI, the inventor's last name is Dalton, and his first name is Michael T., the drawings include the following: Partially cut-away, perspective view of a clothes, Longitudinal sectional view of the clothes, Failure Mode Detection in an Appliance, Perspective view illustrating the appliance, the patent particularly claims an apparatus for drying fabric articles comprising…, the grant number is 08756828, the assignee is categorized as a United States company, the application publication date is May. 1, 2008, similar classification categories are Nonplanar press couples, in a zig-zag path, so as to loosen them, e.g. to form a fluidised bed, radiation, e.g. from the sun, Gas or vapor pressure varies during treatment, Temperature of treating chamber regulated, the objects or batches of materials being carried by trays or racks, Sheet on edge, Including means to suspend work, the objects or batches of materials being carried by endless belts, categorized under With automatic control as a primary classification, the invention description is illustrated by 4 drawings, the term of the patent grant was extended by 828 days, invented by Michael T. Dalton et al., the assignee location is Benton Harbor (US); its organization is Whirlpool Corporation, was examined by Jiping Lu, the main examiner (3743 USPTO department), the application number is 12/113,381 (U.S.), the protection scope is defined by 7 claims, the invention is named Failure Mode Detection in an Appliance Dispensing System, the claim number 1 is selected as exemplary, the applicant's state - MI, city - Saint Joseph, the applicant's last name is Chernetski, and his first name is Fredrick E., the invention details are shown in 6 figures, the grant publication date is Jun. 24, 2014.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under having drier drums rotating about a horizontal axis, in moving drums or other mainly-closed receptacles, With material conditioner dispenser, Controlling or regulating, With automatic control. The designated search classifications include Adding of nondrying treating substance, With additive dispensing, With automatic control, Weight of the load, With weight measuring means, Using specific moisture sensor structure, Deodorizer, Spurting nozzle, thermal flow, With material conditioner dispenser, Cutoff operated by rate of flow responsive mechanism, With delivery nozzle for contacting gas or vapor, With means to increase humidity of contacting gas or vapor, Gas or vapor delivery nozzle, With threshold circuit device, With contacting of material treated with solid or liquid agent, And conduit to deliver gas or vapor to drum, Weighing, Dyer.

Patent details
Publication number 08756828
Publication date Jun. 24, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 12/113,381
Application date May. 1, 2008
Application type U
Application series code 12
Extension term 828
National classification 34/524
Total number of claims 7
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 4
Number of figures 6
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