Appliance having a housing dampening portion and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9845564
APP PUB NO 20120169194A1
SERIAL NO

13339989

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Various embodiments of apparatuses and methods relating to appliances are provided. In one embodiment, an appliance having a housing, one or more moveable components inside the housing, a drive assembly, and a dampening portion is provided. The housing includes, for example, at least one side wall and the dampening member is disposed at least partially between the drive assembly and the at least one side wall. The dampening portion includes, for example, a resilient material having at least one surface extending at least partially along the side wall and the drive assembly. The dampening member is configured to limit movement of the drive assembly during shipping and handling to prevent damage to the appliance. The dampening member stays with the appliance after shipping and handling to enhance performance of the appliance, protect the moveable component, or both.

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OWENS CORNING INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL LLCONE OWENS CORNING PARKWAY TOLEDO OH 43659

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Maderic, Jason K Louisville, US 1 7
Qi, Weigang Westerville, US 19 184
Rockwell, Anthony L Pickerington, US 41 470
Siwicki, Andrew J Louisville, US 2 13

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