Abstract

A household appliance comprises a cabinet accommodating a drum for loading items to be dried and a drying air circuit for circulating drying air through the drum for drying the items therein. The drying air circuit comprises air heating elements for heating the drying air fed to the drum, and the cabinet is provided …

Legal parties

Party
Inventors (applicants): Luciano Sartor, Massimo Castiglione, Michele Bisaro, Daniele Da Riol
Assignees (initial): Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V. (Brussels, BE)
Agents: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. (attorney)

The application was examined by Steve M Gravini (USPTO dept. 3744)

Claims

  • 1. A household appliance comprising a cabinet accommodating a drum for loading items to be dried …
  • 2. A household appliance of claim 1 , wherein said drying air circuit comprises an air-cooled …
  • 3. The household appliance of claim 1 , comprising an air circulation arrangement for causing …

International priority data

EP: 08173061 / Dec. 30, 2008 (regional)

Cited documents

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Drawings

Brief Description of the Drawings

FIG. 1 shows in perspective a household appliance wherein a solution according to an embodiment of the present invention is exploitable; FIG. 2 shows in cross-section and in enlarged scale …

Description

Background of the Invention

The present invention relates in general to the field of household appliances, and more particularly to laundry drying appliances like laundry dryers and washer-dryers. Garments made of delicate textile materials …

Detailed Description of Example Embodiments

Making reference to the drawings, in FIG. 1 there is shown in perspective a household appliance 100, particularly a laundry dryer or washer/dryer for drying or washing and drying clothes …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The published agent's organization is Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., the application publication date is Dec. 28, 2009, the invention is titled Household Appliance for Drying Garments, similar classification categories are radiation, e.g. from the sun, Humidity, Having burner control, Temperature of gas or vapor regulated by other drying variables, Treating suspension or slurry, including agitating devices, Countercurrent gas or vapor flow, rotating about a horizontal or slightly-inclined axis, in stationary drums or other mainly-closed receptacles with moving stirring devices, treated material feeding or discharging, the assignee is categorized as a foreign company or corporation, numbered 13/142,926 (application), the patent was granted on Jun. 3, 2014, originally classified under With drum or receptacle enclosing housing, the assignee organization is Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V., located in Brussels (BE), the exemplary patent drawings are Perspective view from the back, perspective a household appliance wherein, Household Appliance for Drying Garments, cross-section and in enlarged scale, the recorded applicant's name is Sartor Luciano, the known inventor's name is Daniele Da Riol, the term of the patent was extended by 393 days, the claim number 1 is selected as exemplary, the examination was conducted by Steve M Gravini (primary examiner, 3744 USPTO department), the patent is illustrated by 6 drawings, claims 1-8 comprise the invention scope, the invention details are shown in 8 figures, the grant number is 08739433, the patent particularly claims a household appliance comprising a cabinet accommodating a drum for loading items…, invented by Daniele Da Riol et al.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Arrangements for supplying or controlling air or gases for drying solid materials or objects, Cleaning or Laundering, Combined, With drum or receptacle enclosing housing, And conduit to deliver gas or vapor to drum, Specific housing structure. The designated search classifications include Radial gas or vapor flow, Gaseous drier, Agitating immersed material and liquid, Cleaning or Laundering, And conduit to deliver gas or vapor to drum, Intermittent length, And supporting, driving, sealing, or bearing means for drum, Specific housing structure, With drum or receptacle enclosing housing, Single pressing surface, Combined, Ironing Tables, And gas or vapor flow regulating means.

Patent details
Publication number 08739433
Publication date Jun. 3, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/142,926
Application date Dec. 28, 2009
Application type U
Application series code 13
Int. pub. country WO
Int. pub. number WO2010/076005
Int. publication Jul. 8, 2010
Int. filing country WO
Int. filing PCT/EP2009/009277
Filed internationally Dec. 28, 2009
National stage date Sep. 22, 2011
Extension term 393
National classification 34/595
Total number of claims 8
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 6
Number of figures 8
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