08914930 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 25 patents.

A method and apparatus determines a load size of a laundry load located in a laundry treating appliance having a drum defining a treatment chamber that is rotated by a motor based on a given amount of energy applied to the motor, and a measurement of coast time after the given amount of energy is removed.

Title
Laundry treating appliance with load amount detection
Application Number
13/84625
Publication Number
8914930 (B2)
Application Date
April 12, 2011
Publication Date
December 23, 2014
Inventor
Matthew S Wasson
Saint Joseph
MI, US
Jon D Strait
Saint Joseph
MI, US
Robert A Scheitlin
Saint Joseph
MI, US
Andre Petronilho
Rio Clara
BR
James A Oskins
Saint Joseph
MI, US
Christoph J Miller
Saint Joseph
MI, US
Michael L Jackemeyer
Buchanan
MI, US
Hirak Chanda
Saint Joseph
MI, US
Assignee
Whirlpool Corporation
MI, US
IPC
D06F 39/00
D06F 33/02
D06F 35/00
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