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Tremitchell Wright, Karl D McAllister, LD Metcalfe, Janice M Kaeding: Fabric revitalizing method using low absorbency pads. Whirlpool Corporation, Clifton Green McGarry Bair PC, February 23, 2010: US07665227 (46 worldwide citation)

A method of revitalizing a fabric comprises directing a flow of air through a chamber while tumbling the fabric to dehydrate the fabric; removing particulates from the air flowing through the chamber; directing a treatment fluid into the chamber and onto the fabric; and tumbling the fabric while at ...


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Vincent P Gurubatham, Joseph K Sharkey, Aaron M Torberg, Robert H Ashton: Dishwasher filter system. Whirlpool Corporation, Tara M Hartman, John Morrison, Clifton Green, April 1, 2008: US07350527 (44 worldwide citation)

A filter system for dishwasher with a sump having inlets leading to a wash pump and a drain pump in the bottom wall. The filter assembly includes a vertical filter retainer an overlying perforate hood, a multiple porosity filter element carried on the filter retainer and a back wash sprayer rotatabl ...


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Edward L Thies, Matthew C Parsons: Remote sump with film heater and auto purge. Whirlpool Corporation, Clifton Green, Michael D Lafrenz, August 5, 2008: US07406843 (42 worldwide citation)

An automatic washer comprises a remote sump fluidly connected to a drain pump and a recirculation pump, and a separator comprising an array of regularly-spaced fins oriented upstream of the recirculation pump for intercepting foreign objects in wash liquid. The remote sump also comprises a wash liqu ...


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Joel A Luckman, Tremitchell L Wright: Method for fluid recovery in a semi-aqueous wash process. Whirlpool Corporation, Clifton Green, Michael D Lafrenz, April 7, 2009: US07513004 (37 worldwide citation)

A method for fluid recovery in a semi-aqueous wash process including the steps of receiving semi-aqueous wash liquor from a wash container; pretreating the semi-aqueous wash liquor and separating it into aqueous-rich working fluid phase and non-aqueous working fluid phase, treating the aqueous-rich ...


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Kurt J Mitts: Method for controlling a spin cycle in a washing machine. Whirlpool Corporation, Clifton Green, Michael D LaFrenz, May 12, 2009: US07530133 (30 worldwide citation)

A method for spinning clothes in an automatic washing machine comprises determining the size of the fabric load in the washing machine and determining a plaster speed based on the size of the fabric load. A motor gradually increases the rotational speed of the drum to the plaster speed while a balan ...


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Tremitchell L Wright, Daniel C Conrad, Stephen David Krefman, Joel A Luckman, Richard A Sunshine, Andrew Leitert: Non-aqueous washing machine with modular construction. Whirlpool Corporation, Clifton Green, Michael D Lafrenz, April 7, 2009: US07513132 (28 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a non-aqueous washing machine, methods of using the machine, methods of washing, and recycling and modular components and subsystems thereof.


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David M Klingbeil, Michael P Withrow: Method and apparatus for controlling regeneration of a particulate filter. Caterpillar, Clifton Green, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, March 8, 2005: US06862881 (16 worldwide citation)

Apparatuses and methods for regenerating a particulate filter. A first temperature corresponding to a temperature of a catalyst that is thermally coupled with a particulate filter is determined. A second temperature corresponding to the temperature of the particulate filter is determined. Substantia ...


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Zheng Zhang, Huangsheng Xu, Daniel C Conrad, Scott D Slabbekoorn: Method and apparatus for monitoring load imbalance in a washing machine. Whirlpool Corporation, Michael D LaFrenz, Clifton Green, November 20, 2007: US07296445 (16 worldwide citation)

A method of determining an imbalance condition in a horizontal axis washing machine comprises several steps, including establishing a speed profile for the washing machine, having at least three increasing speed steps, operating a motor to rotate the washing machine drum sequentially through the thr ...


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James William Kendall, Ameresh Babu Viswanathan, Colleen Marie Doyle, Lorraine L Achterberg: Vertical laundry module with backsplash. Whirlpool Corporation, Clifton Green, Michael D LaFrenz, July 21, 2009: US07562543 (13 worldwide citation)

A laundry system comprises a laundry appliance and a vertical laundry module. The vertical laundry module comprises a backsplash that complements a backsplash on the laundry appliance and has an effective upper surface that is located at substantially the same height as an effective upper surface of ...


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