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Gale Richard Horst, Jiannong Zhang, Andriy Dmytrovych Syvokozov: Total home energy management system. Whirlpool Corporation, Robert A Bacon, Michael D LaFrenz, July 14, 2009: US07561977 (104 worldwide citation)

A system that facilitates and implements energy savings decisions by a home owner. The system will provide a mechanism to reduce the peak level of energy demand. A controller in logical communication with energy consuming appliances responds to request for energy from energy consuming appliances and ...


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Kyle B Van Meter, Dean A Martin, Xiaoyong Fu: Refrigerator with intermediate temperature icemaking compartment. Whirlpool Corporation, Michael D Lafrenz, Kirk Goodwin, October 23, 2007: US07284390 (98 worldwide citation)

An icemaking compartment is provided in the refrigerator compartment of a bottom mount refrigerator. An icemaker is within the icemaking compartment. A cold air duct supplies cold air from the freezer compartment to the icemaker. The cold air duct is formed in the rear wall of the refrigerator. A fa ...


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Chad T VanderRoest, Jay C Landsiedel, Christopher J Carlson, Vincent P Gurubatham, Edward L Thies: Multiple wash zone dishwasher. Whirlpool Corporation, John Morrison, Michael D Lafrenz, November 4, 2008: US07445013 (86 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a dishwasher, and more particularly to a dishwasher having multiple wash zones. The dishwasher has an interior tub configured to provide an interior wash chamber for washing dishes. It also has a spray arm assembly configured to rotate within the tub and to spray a f ...


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Chad T Vanderroest, Jay Landsiedel, Antony M Rappette, David Hung Chi Chen: Dishwasher having rotating zone wash sprayer. Whirlpool Corporation, John Morrison, Michael D Lafrenz, April 28, 2009: US07523758 (82 worldwide citation)

A dishwasher has multiple wash zones which are each supplied by a wash liquid supply. An interior tub configured to provide an interior wash chamber for washing dishes is divisible into a plurality of wash zones supplied by separate wash liquid supplies. One of the wash zones is supplied by a spray ...


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Lawrence J Ertz: Article retainer assembly for refrigerators. Whirlpool Corporation, Michael D Lafrenz, Kirk Goodwin, April 15, 2008: US07357469 (54 worldwide citation)

An article retainer assembly for a refrigerator shelf includes a pair of support brackets and a retaining member. The support brackets are preferably mounted at opposing side portions of a refrigerator shelf, with the retaining member extending therebetween and across a front edge section of the she ...


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Davide Parachini, Matteo Santinato, Davide Braggion, Riccardo Allera: Refrigerator with internal compartment divisible into independent temperature zones. Whirlpool Corporation, Michael D Lafrenz, Kirk Goodwin, November 13, 2007: US07293422 (51 worldwide citation)

A refrigerator having a removable shelf with a user interface for setting the working conditions of a refrigerator compartment. The user interface also being able to transmit the working conditions to a control unit of the refrigerator. The refrigerator having a package to be inserted in the refrige ...


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Antony Mark Rappette: Stop start wash cycle for dishwashers. Whirlpool Corporation, Michael D Lafrenz, John Morrison, June 19, 2007: US07232494 (44 worldwide citation)

A method of washing dishes in a dishwasher that includes a Start Stop sequence in a wash segment of one or more of the dishwashing cycles. The Stop Start sequence includes the steps of pausing the operation of the wash pump, operating the wash pump to circulate wash water in the dishwasher for a sho ...


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Jeffery J Anselmino, Nihat Cur, Marcus R Fischer, Tushar Kulkarni, James C L Guarino: Ice making and dispensing system. Whirlpool Corporation, Michael D Lafrenz, Kirk Goodwin, September 11, 2007: US07266972 (43 worldwide citation)

An ice making and dispensing system suitable for making and dispensing ice through the refrigerator compartment door of a bottom freezer refrigerator. The ice maker and ice cube storage bin can be positioned in an insulated module in the refrigerator compartment opposite an ice dispenser positioned ...


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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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Chad T Vanderroest, Jay Landsiedel: Dishwasher having valved third-level sprayer. Whirlpool Corporation, John Morrison, Michael D Lafrenz, January 13, 2009: US07475696 (40 worldwide citation)

A dishwasher has multiple wash zones which are each supplied by a wash liquid supply. An interior tub configured to provide an interior wash chamber for washing dishes is divisible into three wash zones supplied by first, second, and third wash liquid supplies. The third wash zone is supplied by a w ...