Electric Household Appliance Door Locking Device

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APP PUB NO 20150015001A1
SERIAL NO

14294607

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An electric household appliance having a casing (2); a compartment (3) housed inside the casing (2) and facing an opening (4); a door (5) fitted to the casing (2) and movable between an open position and a closed position; and a locking device (6); the locking device (6) having a box body (7) fixed to the casing (2), alongside the door (5); latch means (8, 13) fitted to the box body (7) to move between a lock position locking the door (5), and a release position releasing the door (5); and an actuating device (11) for selectively moving the latch means (8, 13) between the lock position and the release position, and which has at least an electrically conducting resistance wire (16) made of a shape-memory alloy and designed to vary in length alongside a variation in temperature, and electric power devices (18) for powering the resistance wire (16) and producing a controlled Joule-effect variation in temperature.

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Patent Owner(s)

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ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N VRAKETSTRAAT 40 BRUSSELS B-1130

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
ARRIGONI, Giancarlo Udine, IT 11 70
BIASIOTTO, Marco Torino, IT 27 151
FABBRO, Edi Betiolo (UD), IT 9 50
LUCHETTI, Tommaso Torino, IT 5 16

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