US Patent No: 7,627,960

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Clothes dryer drum projections

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A plurality of dryer bumps for a dryer drum, wherein each bump includes a contact portion that is configured to be positioned within the drum proximate another bump contact portion, an outer portion that is configured to be positioned adjacent to the drum, and a body extending between the contact portion and the outer portion.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANYSCHENECTADY, NY30513

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Beyerle, Michael Thomas Pewee Valley, KY 33 69
Warmuth, David Duane Louisville, KY 8 16

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (38)
6,698,107 Drum for clothes drier 14 2002
7,096,695 Washing machine 6 2002
6,957,501 Clothes dryer and method for controlling operation thereof 5 2003
6,874,248 Drying machine 16 2003
6,769,196 Condensing type clothes dryer and condenser thereof 7 2003
2004/0098,878 Clothes dryer and cooling passage structure for cooling condenser thereof 7 2003
6,941,678 Sensor assembly for automatic dryer 8 2003
2004/0123,487 Assembling structure between guide funnel and inlet duct in gas combustion device for clothes dryer 4 2003
2004/0123,488 Base structure for air inflow in clothes dryer 9 2003
2004/0221,477 Structure of motor shaft in clothes dryer 2 2003
6,954,992 Dryer 11 2003
7,322,127 Dryer 9 2003
2004/0103,556 Dryer 9 2003
6,996,920 Control method and system for clothes dryer 6 2004
2004/0263,032 Stand for home appliance 30 2004
7,395,612 Drum for use in dryer with tumbler sections 7 2004
2005/0120,586 Dryer 8 2004
2005/0132,602 Laundry separator for compartmentalized drying 3 2004
7,065,904 Laundry dryer 31 2004
2005/0126,035 Laundry dryer 26 2004
7,093,377 Laundry dryer and an air inlet structure thereof 13 2004
7,251,905 Condensed water storing apparatus of a dryer 24 2004
7,036,243 Laundry dryer and condenser assembly thereof 32 2004
2005/0132,604 Laundry dryer and drum supporting assembly thereof 28 2004
7,121,018 Dryer, and drain structure of the same 10 2004
7,228,647 Drying machine and drying machine with washing function and method of controlling the same 10 2005
7,340,849 Drum in dryer and method for fabricating the same 7 2005
2005/0183,284 Dryer 9 2005
7,523,564 Dryer and drum supporting apparatus thereof 9 2006
2006/0260,150 Dryer and drum supporting apparatus thereof 8 2006
7,406,780 Laundry dryer air guide pressure/friction altering feature 13 2006
2008/0141,558 Laundry machine 26 2007
2008/0060,218 DRYER AND DRUM SUPPORTING APPARATUS THEREOF 8 2007
2008/0196,268 FILTER CLEANING APPARATUS AND DUCTLESS DRYER IMPLEMENTING THE SAME 9 2008
2008/0203,872 Stand for home appliance 1 2008
2009/0056,161 DUCTLESS TYPE CLOTHES DRIER 9 2008
2009/0071,033 DUCTLESS TYPE CLOTHES DRIER 11 2008
2009/0167,129 Stand for home appliance 1 2009
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (14)
7,010,942 Drum type washing machine 5 2002
6,966,124 Drum washing machine 15 2004
7,017,282 Drying apparatus and washing machine having the same 12 2004
7,194,824 Clothes drying apparatus 7 2004
7,140,123 Roller and clothes drying apparatus provided with the same 6 2004
2005/0155,250 Clothes drying apparatus 5 2004
2005/0155,251 Clothing dryer 5 2004
2005/0235,519 Clothes drying machine 9 2005
7,340,847 Clothes drying machine 3 2005
7,325,330 Apparatus and method for eliminating wrinkles in clothes 42 2005
7,207,124 Clothes drying machine 4 2005
2006/0174,511 Clothes drying machine 5 2005
2006/0196,077 Clothes drying machine and method for removing foreign substances therefrom 7 2005
2007/0006,485 Clothes drying machine 5 2006
 
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7,065,905 Laundry appliance 53 2004
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7,257,905 Laundry appliance 56 2004
7,467,483 Laundry appliance 47 2004
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CLEARON CORP. (2)
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DAEWOO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
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DYSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (2)
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ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V. (2)
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2009/0071,029 DOMESTIC CLOTHES DRIER WITH TWIN FAN 1 2007
 
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2009/0139,108 DRYER DRUM VANE 6 2007
 
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MAYTAG CORPORATION (2)
5,661,914 Access laundry appliance 19 1996
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (18)
4,977,479 Static electricity eliminator in clothes dryers 8 1988
4,920,662 Lint remover for tumble-dryer 10 1988
4,875,298 Preheater for clothes dryer 10 1988
5,161,394 Washing machine 16 1991
5,220,813 Unified washing-drying machine 11 1991
5,307,651 Washing machine 6 1993
5,590,616 Surf-boat 9 1995
5,724,750 Clothes dryer with Peltier effect heating, infrared heating, and vacuum drying capabilities 21 1995
5,657,526 Split riding ring for rotary cylinders 6 1995
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6,370,798 Clothes dryer with vacuum assistance 9 2001
2003/0115,768 Upright vacuum dryer 5 2002
7,178,265 Ambient air clothes dryer 3 2005
2005/0252,022 Centrifugal lint trap 3 2005
2007/0113,419 Integral lint filter for clothes dryers 22 2006
2006/0179,676 Heat pump clothes dryer 57 2006
7,340,848 Ambient air clothes dryer 3 2006
2006/0254,083 Ambient air clothes dryer 3 2006

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (3)
7,836,607 Drum of laundry dryer 8 2005
8,042,282 Drum for clothes dryer 2 2007
8,046,933 Apparatus for detecting a belt-cutoff of dryer and method for detecting the same 0 2007
 
BARLEAN'S ORGANIC OILS, LLC (1)
8,621,764 Gelatin capsule formulation and drying system 0 2011
 
BSH BOSCH UND SIEMENS HAUSGERATE GMBH (1)
7,946,057 Clothes dryer 0 2006
 
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
8,065,816 Dryer drum vane 3 2007
 
MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
8,424,834 Composite appliance base 0 2010
 
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION (1)
8,015,726 Automatic clothes dryer 4 2005
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,250,778 Clothes driver air intake system 0 2009

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