06427365 is referenced by 32 patents.

A fluid supply and reservoir is proved which may be used in conjunction with a clothes refreshing appliance. A fluid cartridge has a top wall to which the nozzle assembly may be secured, and a supply of pressurized air is connected to the nozzle assembly to draw fluid from the reservoir into the nozzle assembly through a siphon tube by a venturi action. The air supply may be provided through an air supply arrangement which includes guide walls for positioning the nozzle assembly relative to the air supply, and a resiliently mounted air supply tube for mating with an air supply opening in the nozzle assembly. An arrangement may also be provided in the reservoir to assure a constant fluid pressure therein to provide a constant flow of fluid through the nozzle assembly.

Title
Fluid supply and reservoir for a clothes refreshing appliance
Application Number
9/824288
Publication Number
6427365 (B2)
Application Date
April 2, 2001
Publication Date
August 6, 2002
Inventor
Ana Taiyuan Chang
Sunnyvale
CA, US
George Crothall
San Jose
CA, US
Henry F Doersam
Evansville
IN, US
Bradford W Flora
St. Joseph
MI, US
Alex Kazaks
Mountain View
CA, US
Bruce Grant MacGregor
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Stephen Krefman
US
Robert O Rice
US
Thomas J Roth
US
Assignee
Whirlpool Corporation
MI, US
IPC
D06F 59/02
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