US Patent Application No: 2004/0104,580

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Unit having a memory metal actuator for latching devices of household appliances

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The present invention provides a method for a door latch of a household appliance wherein the unit includes at least one memory metal actuator which generates forces desired during use of the door latch.

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EMZ-HANAUER GMBH & CO. KGAANABBURG15

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dirnberger, Albert - 21 41
Nothaas, Josef Waffenbrunn, DE 1 19
Spiessl, Georg - 22 93
Zuhlke, Gunter Stulln, DE 2 19

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TELEZYGOLOGY, INC. (6)
8,166,836 Multi-function tool 0 2003
7,610,783 Fasteners and other assemblies 6 2004
7,600,301 Fixing and release systems and fastener networks 7 2004
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8,333,529 Strip fastener 0 2011
 
C.R.F. SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI (3)
7,086,885 Shape memory actuator device 3 2004
7,585,006 Household appliance, namely a machine for washing and/or drying laundry, with a door block/release device that can be actuated electrically 4 2005
7,764,159 Shape-memory actuator device with protection against over-stresses 3 2005
 
THE INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLC (2)
7,469,538 Self assembling/quick assembly structure using shape memory alloy materials 1 2005
8,146,357 Self assembling/quick assembly structure using shape memory alloy materials 0 2008
 
DUAL MECHANICS CO., LTD. (1)
8,459,705 Door lock apparatus 0 2010
 
GOJO INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
8,387,830 Dispenser with lockout device 0 2010
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (1)
7,617,703 Washing machine lid lock with memory wire actuator 4 2005
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
7,775,070 Door power interruption safety switch of washing machine and method of operation thereof 3 2005
 
PBT (IP) LIMITED (1)
7,798,538 Electrically controllable latch mechanism 1 2004
 
PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
8,708,198 Dispenser with lockout device 0 2013
 
TELEZYGOLOGY PTY LIMITED (1)
7,217,059 Fixing and release systems 8 1999
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (1)
7,331,616 Hood latch assemblies utilizing active materials and methods of use 17 2004