Clothes dryer drum projections

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7627960
APP PUB NO 20040261288A1
SERIAL NO

10610014

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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
HAIER US APPLIANCE SOLUTIONS, INC.WILMINGTON, DE1020

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Beyerle, Michael Thomas Pewee Valley , US 28 184
Warmuth, David Duane Louisville , US 5 28

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ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION (1)
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LG ELECTRONICS INC. (9)
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MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
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