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CLEANING OR LAUNDERING

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
008142000 Dry cleaning 26
008139000 Scouring, degreasing or bowking 2
20100132131DETERGENT COMPOSITIONS - This invention relates to compositions comprising certain lipase variants and a photobleach and processes for making and using such compositions. Including the use of such compositions to clean and/or treat a situs.06-03-2010
20090276965Glyoxal-alkyl polyglycol ether acetals - The invention relates to amphiphilic acetal of the formula (1)11-12-2009
008137500 Removing formation impurities from artifical fiber 1
20130014329COPOLYMER FIBERS AND PROCESSES FOR MAKING SAME - The present invention concerns yarns comprising copolymer derived from the copolymerization of para-phenylenediamine, 5(6)-amino-2-(p-aminophenyl)benzimidazole; and terephthaloyl dichloride wherein the ratio of moles of 5(6)-amino-2-(p-aminophenyl)benzimidazole to the moles of para-phenylenediamine is 30/70 to 85/15. The yarns have a sulfur content greater than 0.1%; and have an effective polymer cation to sulfur content molar ratio of at least 0.3. Additional aspects of the invention concern methods of producing such yarns.01-17-2013
008138000 Degumming or desizing 1
20080229514Cleaning compositions comprising transglucosidase - Provided herein is a composition comprising: a) a transglucosidase enzyme; and b) a natural gum polysaccharide, wherein said natural gum polysaccharide is a substrate for said transglucosidase enzyme. A method of using a transglucosidase enzyme to a degrade natural gum polysaccharide is also provided. The composition and method may be employed in cleaning applications.09-25-2008
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20100011512Fabric Care Compositions and Systems Comprising Organosilicone Microemulsions and Methods Employing Same - Systems, compositions and methods for fabric laundering comprising selected organosilicones which are formulated into microemulsions for improved deposition onto fabrics to provide fabric care benefits.01-21-2010
20120159716WASHING MACHINE - A washing machine which has a structure capable of generating bubbles in wash water. The washing machine includes a main body, a tub vertically arranged within the main body, a passage case including a first drainage pipe connected to a lower portion of the tub and a branch pipe to allow wash water introduced from the first drainage pipe to be introduced into the tub again, a pump including a pump case having a first pump inlet arranged at a relatively higher position than the branch pipe and a motor coupled to one end of the pump case so as to supply power to pump the wash water introduced into the first pump inlet, and a bubble generating unit to generate bubbles in the wash water pumped by the pump.06-28-2012
20130025073DETERGENT COMPOSITIONS - The present invention relates to cleaning compositions comprising protease-sensitive components, anionic surfactant and protease enzyme, and also incorporating a reversible stabilizer for the protease enzyme and methods for making such compositions.01-31-2013
20130025072LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE WITH METHOD TO INCREASE CHEMICAL ACTION - A laundry treating appliance and method for increasing chemical action in a load of laundry associated with the supplying water and treating chemistry to the load of laundry.01-31-2013
20130025074METHOD FOR OPERATING A WATER-CONTAINING APPLIANCE AND WATER-CONTAINING APPLIANCE - A method of operating a domestic washing appliance is provided for fully dissolving impurities in a cleaning fluid and thereby avoiding turbidity in the cleaning fluid. The method determines the degree of impurity in the cleaning fluid in at least one partial program step using wet combustion and the degree of combustion is established and the method is carried out in a water-guiding device.01-31-2013
20110179586Detergent Dispensing and Pre-Treatment Cap - A detergent dispensing cap for pre-treating a stained fabric. The cap can have a pour volume sized and dimensioned to provide for a unit dose of the detergent composition. A portion of the cap can be provided with surface irregularities for scrubbing a stain.07-28-2011
20110179584WASHING METHOD - Disclosed is a washing method in which an inner tub or a pulsator is operated in various ways to achieve reduced abrasion of laundry and enhanced washing performance. The washing machine includes a disentangling washing operation during which the inner tub is alternately rotated in forward and reverse directions to disentangle laundry received in the inner tub, a tapping washing operation, subsequent to the disentangling washing operation, during which the inner tub is successively rotated in a given direction such that the laundry is adhered to an inner surface of the inner tub and the wash water is raised along a path between the outer tub and the inner tub to thereby flow into the inner tub by centrifugal force generated during rotation of the inner tub, and an agitation washing operation, subsequent to the tapping washing operation, during which the pulsator is alternately rotated in forward and reverse directions.07-28-2011
20090193592Method for refreshening items of clothing - Refreshening sheet and method for using it to restore stretched, wrinkled, or odorous garments to wearability without actual laundering. Sheet is a polyester/polyamide microfiber textile sheet with long loop pile on one side and density of 300 grams per square meter. Refreshening sheet is saturated with plain water and tumbled in a rotary dryer along with dry garments for ten to twenty minutes. The refreshening is accomplished by the generated steam and the massaging action of the slightly abrasive loops.08-06-2009
20130042416APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A LOAD AMOUNT IN A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE DURING LOADING AND PROVIDING INDICATIONS REGARDING SAME - An apparatus and method for operating a laundry treating appliance includes determining an amount of laundry load during loading of the laundry treating appliance and provides indications to a user regarding the monitored amount.02-21-2013
20100011513DETERGENT CONTAINING SOIL-RELEASING SUBSTANCES - The present invention improves the cleaning efficiency of laundry detergents when washing textiles through the use of specific polycarbonate-, polyurethane-, and/or polyurea-polyorganosiloxane compounds or precursor compounds thereof of the reactive cyclic carbonate and urea type.01-21-2010
20100011511Enzyme Foam Treatment For Laundry - A new method for laundering fabrics is disclosed, where a foam composition comprising enzymes and a surfactant is distributed over fabrics. After a holding period water and a detergent composition is added and the fabrics are washed under usual washing conditions. After the washing period suds are discharged and the fabrics are rinsed and dried using usual means.01-21-2010
20110191965METHOD OF CLEANING AN OBJECT - A method for cleaning an object comprising the steps: (a) placing the object to be cleaned in an alternating pressure resistant container; (b) applying to the object a foam composition comprising at least one foaming agent, at least one enzyme and a dissolved gas; (c) cleaning the object with the foam composition by applying alternating pressure to the container; and (d) rinsing the object.08-11-2011
20110191964ADAPTIVE WATER LEVEL ADJUSTMENT FOR AN AUTOMATIC WASHER - An apparatus and method for determining the degree of engagement between a clothes mover and fabric items during a wash process, and a method for setting the liquid level in the automatic washer based on the degree of engagement between a clothes mover and the fabric items.08-11-2011
20080256719Method and Device for Cleaning of Textile Materials in a Water Environment - This invention relates to a method and a device for cleaning the textile materials in water environment, more specially to cleaning, disinfecting and softening of textile materials which could be used in a domestic environment for cleaning of soiled textile materials, including clothes of natural and synthetic textile materials. The method characterized in that textile materials are treated in water environment for 40-60 minutes during the simultaneous influence of sound and subsonic waves with frequency ranging from 8.5 to 32 kHz and in the presence of permanent magnetic field. During the influence of the subsonic waves silver particles, are dispersed in the washing solution, creating concentration of silver ions at about 1.1010-23-2008
20100115707SHADING COMPOSITION - The present invention concerns the use of pigment and dye combinations for enhanced whiteness of fabrics during laundering.05-13-2010
20130081212CLOTHING PRESS APPARATUS AND METHOD - A foldable and flexible sheet capable of ensuring that an article of clothing, such as a shirt collar or cuff, remains pressed and unwrinkled during and after the laundering of that clothing article. In the practice of an aspect of the present invention, the clothing press apparatus is applied to the desired article of clothing prior to laundering that article. The clothing press is suitably rigid to prevent bunching or wrinkling of the clothing, while ensuring that the proper shape of the article of clothing is maintained. The clothing press is of such a shape, design, and formed of such materials as to prevent the damaging of the laundering machine or other clothing being laundered along with the selected garment.04-04-2013
20100146711METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE WET TREATMENT OF ITEMS TO BE WASHED - To date, inline washing systems have been formed from a tunnel-type washing machine (06-17-2010
20090119847CLOTHES WASHING METHOD AND DETERGENT COMPOSITION USED FOR THE SAME - The present invention washes clothes using a phosphorous-free detergent composition for clothes, which contains an organic alkaline chelating agent as an essential ingredient, and an anti-soil redeposition agent, but no surfactant.05-14-2009
20090172891METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CLEANING OBJECTS IN AN AUTOMATIC CLEANING APPLIANCE USING AN OXIDIZING AGENT - A method and apparatus for cleaning objects in an automatic cleaning appliance is provided that includes the steps of introducing a load of objects into a wash zone of the automatic cleaning appliance, applying a wash liquor and at least one of electromagnetic, chemical and mechanical energy to the load of objects in the wash zone to remove soil from the load of objects, and subsequently applying an oxidizing agent to the load of objects through the medium of a fluid applied to the load of objects. The oxidizing agent may be generated in association with the automatic cleaning appliance.07-09-2009
20130036559PACKAGED FABRIC CARE COMPOSITION - The present invention relates to packaged products comprising fabric care compositions, wherein the packaging is in the form of a water-insoluble plastic container, and also methods of use of the packaged products.02-14-2013
20130036560WET CLEANING METHOD, AND WASHING MACHINE HAVING A WET-CLEANING BATCH-PROCESSING FUNCTION FOR SAME - A wet cleaning method is disclosed, which does not use chemicals and still does not contract or crushes lines as in dry cleaning. The wet cleaning method includes steps for folding laundry to clean and putting in a mesh bag, tightening the mesh bag such that the laundry is tightened with compression, putting the laundry under the compression of the mesh bag into a drum of a washing machine, filling up the drum with water and cleaning the laundry in the drum, and rinsing the cleaned laundry.02-14-2013
20100107341Single Container Type for Multiple Fabric Care Products - The present invention relates to asymmetric containers for fabric care products where a single container type may be used for two or more different fabric care products.05-06-2010
20100107342ENDOGLUCANASES - The present invention relates to enzyme preparations consisting essentially of an enzyme which has cellulytic activity and comprises a first amino acid sequence having the following sequence05-06-2010
20100107343SYSTEM FOR MONITORING OZONE AND CONTROLLING SUPPLY OF OZONE TO WASHING MACHINE - A system for controlling a supply of ozone to a washing machine during operation thereof. The system comprising a washing machine having an internal drum for containing laundry and a quantity of a water. An ozone generator is connected to the washing machine and the ozone generator produces and supplies the produced ozone to the washing machine for ozonating the water. At least one sensor is provided for sensing a quantity of ozone exhausting from the washing machine during operation thereof, and the at least sensor being coupled to the ozone generator for interrupting production of ozone when a quantity of ozone exhausting from the washing machine exceeds a safe level.05-06-2010
20130047345METHOD FOR SANITIZING, DISINFECTING AND BLEACHING LAUNDRY - A method for sanitizing, disinfecting and bleaching laundry is provided. The method includes steps of applying an antimicrobial composition at a pH from about 4 to about 9 in an industrial laundry washing machine for effective antimicrobial efficacy, and thereafter applying a detergent use solution at an alkaline pH for removal of soil from the laundry, and optionally applying a bleach activator and/or catalyst to boost the bleaching component of the antimicrobial composition on the laundry, and lastly draining the antimicrobial composition, the detergent use solution and the bleach catalyst composition from the laundry.02-28-2013
20100095465METHOD FOR CONTROLLING WASHING MACHINE - The present invention relates to a method for controlling a washing machine, in which functioning of a safe rinsing is shown to a user visibly for improving user's reliability. The method, having a detergent amount calculating step for calculating a remained detergent amount at the time of finishing a washing course or a starting of a rinsing course by means of a conductivity sensor, and a determining step for determining whether an additional rinsing is performed or not according to the remained detergent amount calculated thus, the method includes a user informing step for informing a change of the rinsing pattern to the user if the rinsing pattern which is a parameter that gives influence to the rinsing course with reference to the remained detergent amount calculated in the detergent amount calculating step.04-22-2010
20120180228OPERATING METHOD FOR WASHING MACHINE - The present invention relates to an operation method of a washing machine for controlling the rotation of a pulsator to enhance cleaning performance, there is provided a method of operating a washing machine having a pulsator rotatably provided in a tub, and the method may include a first cleaning mode having a first process of rotating the pulsator in one direction at a first angle and then rotating it in the other direction at a second angle around the rotation shaft; and a second process of rotating the pulsator in the one direction at a third angle and then rotating it in the other direction at a fourth angle around the rotation shaft, wherein the first angle is greater than the third angle, and the second angle is greater than the fourth angle, and the second angle is greater than the third angle.07-19-2012
20120180227WASHING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A washing mode set by a user is changed to a washing mode having a low energy cost and washing effect corresponding to the washing effect of the user-set washing mode, and a washing operation is performed in the changed washing mode. Details of the washing mode change and energy cost change according thereto are displayed on a display such that a user confirms them and determines whether or not to select a washing mode having lower energy cost. Upon completion of the washing operation, an energy cost reduction result is displayed on the display such that the user can directly confirm energy reduction effect, thereby remarkably improving the reliability of the washing machine.07-19-2012
20130047346CONTROLLING METHOD OF A WASHING MACHINE INCLUDING STEAM GENERATOR - Embodiments may relate to a washing apparatus, more specifically, to a washing apparatus having a steam generator and a controlling method of the same and embodiments may relate to a home appliance including a steam generator. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a controlling method of a washing machine configured to perform a steam washing course having a steam cycle and a refresh course having a steam cycle, wherein water supply to a steam generator for performing the steam cycle initially and an initial steam generator control pattern for applying the power to a heater of the steam generator are controlled different in the steam washing course and the refresh course.02-28-2013
20130086755Family 44 Xyloglucanases - The present invention relates to xyloglucanases belonging to family 44 of glycosyl hydrolases and having a relative xyloglucanase activity of at least 30% between pH 5 and pH 8 are derived from the genus 04-11-2013
20100132129CLOTHES TREATING APPARATUS AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A clothes treating apparatus and a controlling method thereof are disclosed. The clothes treating apparatus includes a housing defining a accommodating space for receiving clothes, an air supplying device for drying air circulating into the accommodating space, a temperature measuring device for measuring the interior temperature of the accommodating space, a preheating unit for raising the temperature of the accommodating space according to the temperature measured by the temperature measuring device, and a controller for controlling the air supplying device and the preheating unit according to the temperature measured by the temperature measuring device.06-03-2010
20100132127Washing machine and control method thereof - A washing machine and a control method thereof that are capable of improving washing and rinsing efficiencies of large-volume laundry (for example, bedclothes). When large-volume laundry is washed and rinsed, a drum is accelerated to a predetermined velocity such that the laundry clings to the drum, and therefore, wash liquid (or water) comes into uniform contact with the entire surface of the laundry while the laundry widely spreads, is stopped such that the laundry is separated from the drum, and is rotated in alternating directions to change the position of the laundry such that a surface of the laundry contacting the wash liquid (or the water) is turned, and therefore, even contaminants inside the laundry are removed.06-03-2010
20100132130CLOTHES TREATING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF THE SAME - The present invention relates to apparatus and method for treating clothes, which can prevent an operation pressure of a compressor of a heat pump from rising, excessively. The clothes treating apparatus includes a housing which forms a holding space for holding clothes, a heat pump for generating hot air for drying laundry in the holding space, a sensing unit mounted to a circulation passage of air being supplied to the holding space or an inlet passage of air introduced to the heat pump for measuring a temperature of the air, and a control unit for controlling a temperature of the housing to drop below a preset temperature if the temperature of the holding space is higher than a preset temperature.06-03-2010
20090307849MULTI-DRUM WASHER/DRYER - A multi-drum washing/drying machine includes a main rotating housing supported within a cabinet. The housing supports multiple drums that are rotatable independent of the rotating housing. The rotating housing rotates about a main axis to increment each of the drums through a washing station and a drying station to provide washing of multiple different loads of laundry with only one initial loading operation.12-17-2009
20130086754DISPENSING TREATING CHEMISTRY IN A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - A method of operating a laundry treating appliance having a treating chamber for receiving laundry for treatment and a dispensing system for dispensing treating chemistry for use in treating the laundry comprises, determining an amount of laundry in the treating chamber, setting at least one of a dilution and a delivery rate for the treating chemistry based on the determined amount of laundry to define a dispensing parameter and controlling the dispensing system to dispense the treating chemistry according to the dispensing parameter.04-11-2013
20120216354Garment Stain Treatment Bag - A stain treatment apparatus uses a transparent plastic bag with a recloseable opening into which a stained garment is placed. A stain treatment compound is contained within the bag, such as within an ampoule or pouch that releases upon compression or that releases upon exposure to water added to the bag. A thermochromatic indicator assists in filling with water of an appropriate temperature. A completion indicator further assists in indicating completion of the stain treatment regimen. A plurality of stain-specific treatment assemblies may be included that are optimized for a category of stains (e.g., protein, tannin, oil, dye/ink).08-30-2012
20110005003CATALYTIC LAUNDRY DETERGENT COMPOSITION COMPRISING RELATIVELY LOW LEVELS OF WATER-SOLUBLE ELECTROLYTE - The present invention relates to a liquid laundry detergent composition comprising multiple catalysts and water-soluble electrolyte, wherein the ratio of (i) the total reduction in activation energy in kilojoules per mole achieved by the catalysts to (ii) the electrolytic strength of the laundry detergent composition at a concentration of 1 g/l in de-ionized water and at a temperature of 25° C. in mScm01-13-2011
20100269265Method - A method of treating a textile, the textile carrying a stain. The method comprises the following steps: (i) applying a liquid detergent composition in the form of a foam to a textile, the liquid detergent composition comprises a time dependent fading chromophore, and carriers and adjuncts to 100%; (ii) waiting until the foam, as applied, has changed colour from its originally applied colour; (iii) rinsing the portion of the textile to which the foam has been applied with water; and, (iv) drying the textile.10-28-2010
20130067663BLEACHING OF FOOD STAINS - The need for a bleaching composition providing improved removal of fatty stains and red food stains, particularly during low temperature washing, can be met by incorporating an aryliminium organic bleach catalyst, an oxygen-based bleach source, and decanoyloxybenzoic acid.03-21-2013
20130055508DETERGENT COMPOSITION CONTAINING AN AMPS COPOLYMER AND A MALEIC ACID POLYMER - Detergent compositions including at least one AMPS copolymer, at least one maleic acid polymer, an alkaline agent and optional additives are disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention are phosphorous free, and reduced scale accumulation for warewashing applications.03-07-2013
20090271930METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COURSE OF WASHING MACHINE - A method for controlling a course of a washing machine is disclosed, to remove bacilli as well as protein contaminants from a washing tub and the laundry, which includes (a) selecting an anti-yellow course of a washing stroke, so as to set washing conditions which is suitable for activating deposition of protein in the laundry; and (b) performing the washing stroke based on the washing conditions.11-05-2009
20120222222METHOD FOR CONTROLLING WASHING MACHINE - Disclosed is a method for controlling a washing machine capable of compensating for a vibration characteristic due to an unbalanced state of a drum, by effectively controlling a ball balancer for compensating for a balance of a rotary body such as a drum. The method includes accelerating the drum having laundry therein for a first time duration (t09-06-2012
20110010870Method of Laundering Fabric Using a Compacted Laundry Detergent Composition - A method of laundering fabric having the step of contacting a solid laundry detergent composition having bleach to water to form a wash liquor, and laundering fabric in the wash liquor, wherein the composition has a reserve alkalinity of 5.0 or greater, wherein the laundry detergent is contacted to water in such an amount so that the concentration of laundry detergent composition in the wash liquor is from above 0 g/l to 5 g/l, and wherein from 0.01 kg to 2 kg of fabric per litre of wash liquor is dosed into said wash liquor.01-20-2011
20110010869Method of Laundering Fabric Using a Compacted Laundry Detergent Composition - A method of laundering fabric having the step of contacting a solid laundry detergent composition having a pre-formed peracid, wherein the laundry detergent is contacted to water in such an amount so that the concentration of laundry detergent composition in the wash liquor is from above 0 g/l to 5 g/l, and wherein from 0.01 kg to 2 kg of fabric per litre of wash liquor is dosed into said wash liquor.01-20-2011
20130061404NOVEL CLEANING METHOD - The invention provides a method for cleaning a soiled substrate, the method comprising the treatment of the moistened substrate with a formulation comprising a multiplicity of polymeric particles, wherein the polymeric particles are applied in combination with a detergent formulation, the method being characterised in that the detergent formulation is divided into its sepcrate chemical constituents and these chemical constituents are added at different times during the wash cycle. The method allows for improved cleaning with reduced overall chemical loading, and facilitates addition of the more expensive parts of the formulations when they are most effective for cleaning performance, thereby providing considerable cost savings in comparison with conventional all-in-one detergent formulations. A method for cleaning the polymeric particles is also provided.03-14-2013
20130061402MULTIPURPOSE DETERGENT COMPOSITIONS - A multipurpose detergent composition comprising from about 5% to about 25% of a surfactant system comprising: from about 20% to about 100% of at least one anionic surfactant, wherein no more than about 12% by weight of the overall multipurpose detergent composition comprises anionic surfactants having more than 14 carbon atoms; from about 0.04% to about 40% of an ethoxylated nonionic surfactant; and from about 0.5% to about 5% of at least one organic acid, each organic acid in the multipurpose detergent composition having fewer than 9 carbon atoms, whereby the multipurpose detergent composition has a neat pH of from about 2 to about 7; the multipurpose detergent composition is substantially free of cationic surfactants, zwitterionic surfactants, and amphoteric surfactants, enzymes, soil suspension polymers and soil release polymers.03-14-2013
20130061403METHOD FOR WET-TREATING, IN PARTICULAR CLEANING, OBJECTS - When treatment liquid is re-used for washing objects, first of all there has to be a test as to whether the concentration of the at least one treatment additive in the used treatment liquid is sufficient. Up to now all the treatment liquid to be re-used has been measured for this purpose. If it is necessary for the measuring to filter solids, which influence the measuring, out of the treatment liquid beforehand, all the treatment liquid to be re-used has to be filtered. This requires a correspondingly efficient filter.03-14-2013
20090235464METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WASHING ARTICLES - This invention relates to a method and apparatus for washing articles. Said method and apparatus enabling efficient cleaning and drying of garments and other items within a receptacle (09-24-2009
20090249558Washing- Or Cleaning-Agent Delivery System - A washing- or cleaning agent delivery system for washing—or cleaning agent shaped elements is described. The shaped elements are well suited for spot treatment, for example on textiles but also on hard surfaces. The shaped elements are also suitable for the preparation of washing baths.10-08-2009
20120233786LIQUID CONCENTRATED FABRIC SOFTENER COMPOSITION - Disclosed are concentrated liquid rinse cycle fabric softener compositions comprising a quaternary ammonium cation and benzylated alcohol solvent having between 50% to 90% weight active ingredients. Benzyl alcohol is disclosed as a preferred solvent to produce a clear liquid solution formulation rather than emulsion. The concentrated liquid rinse cycle fabric softener compositions of the present invention possess desirable stability, sustainability and fabric-softening properties. Methods of use are further described.09-20-2012
20120233785METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WASHING IN PARTICULAR ITEMS OF LAUNDRY - A method and apparatus for washing items of laundry that makes provision to continuously filter the treatment liquid during the washing operation. As a result, interfering attendant materials in and on the treatment liquid are successively removed during the washing operation, which increases the efficacy of the washing operation. Provision is preferably made to remove both lighter constituents, such as foam and lint, from the treatment liquid and also to filter heavier constituents, such as impurities washed out of the items of laundry, from the treatment liquid using the same filter. The same filter can also be used, after the end of the washing operation, to filter the treatment liquid to be let out and to temporarily store the treatment liquid in a collecting tank before the filtered treatment liquid is reused. The invention thus permits multiple functions of the filter.09-20-2012
20080295257METHOD FOR THE WET TREATMENT OF ITEMS OF LAUNDRY - According to the invention, provision is made for at least one treatment additive in the treatment liquid to be reused to be measured during operation of the pass-through washing machine and possibly the spin dryer which is arranged downstream of said pass-through washing machine. As a result, it is possible to establish whether the treatment liquid still contains a sufficient quantity of treatment additives before said treatment liquid is reused. On account of the established concentration of the respective treatment additive, the treatment additive can be deliberately added in a metered manner, so that the treatment liquid to be reused contains a sufficient concentration of the respective treatment additive.12-04-2008
20080295256Fabric Softening Compositions Comprising Polymeric Materials - Fabric softening compositions comprising polymeric materials capable of retaining volatile perfume ingredients are disclosed, as well as methods of softening fabrics.12-04-2008
20130160217FOREIGN OBJECT TRAP FOR A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - A laundry treating appliance having a foreign object trap located in a portion of a wash basket defines a foreign object passageway for retaining foreign objects.06-27-2013
20130160218METHOD OF ESTIMATING BENDING MOMENT OF A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE DRUM SHAFT USING A PROXIMITY SENSOR - Disclosed is a method of operating a laundry treating appliance having a tub, a rotatable drum within the tub, and a rotatable drive shaft supported in a bearing assembly and mounted to the drum, with the bending moment acting on the bearing assembly being determined and used as an input to control the operation of the appliance.06-27-2013
20130160219EFFICIENT ENERGY USAGE FOR A LAUNDRY APPLIANCE - A laundry treating appliance has a rotatable drum at least partially defining a treating chamber for receiving a laundry load for treatment according to at least one cycle of operation and operated such that the extraction of liquid from the laundry load is controlled based on the inertia of the laundry load so that the total energy usage by the laundry treating appliance and a laundry drying appliance with which it is operably coupled may be minimized.06-27-2013
20130160220METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING AN INERTIA OF A LAUNDRY LOAD IN A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - An apparatus and method for determining an inertia of a laundry load for a laundry treating appliance during an acceleration phase.06-27-2013
20130160221METHOD FOR MAXIMIZING DRUM ROTATIONAL SPEED BY CONTINUOUSLY MONITORING INERTIA DURING EXTRACTION - A laundry treating appliance may have a rotatable drum defining a treating chamber for receiving a laundry load, a motor rotatably driving the drum, and a controller controlling the operation of the motor. The laundry treating appliance may be operated by accelerating the drum with the motor toward a final speed greater than a satellizing speed, determining a mass value indicative of the mass of the rotating drum and contents within the treating chamber during the accelerating, determining a current rotational speed during the acceleration, calculating a force value indicative of a force acting on the drum based on the determined mass value and the current rotational speed, comparing the force value to a reference force value, and repeating the determining, calculating, and comparing during the acceleration, and ceasing the accelerating when the force value obtains a predetermined relationship with the reference force value.06-27-2013
20130160215DOOR WASH AID DISPENSER FOR A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - A laundry treating appliance may include a door supporting a wash aid dispenser. The door may be mounted for movement relative to a treating chamber and include a projection extending from a lower portion of the door on a side of the door facing the treating chamber. A wash aid receptacle for holding wash aid chemistry may be provided on the projection for dispensing of the wash aid chemistry into the treating chamber.06-27-2013
20130160216LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE AND METHOD OF CONTROL - A method of operating a laundry treating appliance to control a rotational speed of a drum to move the laundry within the drum according to a predetermined category of movement.06-27-2013
20090144913Laundry Article - A laundry article of manufacture is described that may be used to both wash and condition fabrics when used sequentially first in the washer and then carried along with the wet fabrics into the dryer. The laundry article preferably comprises at least one detergent and at least one softener composition each solidified into geographical zones onto a nonwoven substrate. The optimized article comprises a nonwoven substrate with sidedness, and although the softener composition is solidified within the fibers of the lofted side of the substrate, the softener is unexpectedly found to subsequently express out from the flat side of the substrate while in the heated clothes dryer.06-11-2009
20110138541METHOD FOR DISPENSING AN ENZYME IN A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - A method for treating laundry in a laundry treating appliance including the application of a lipase solution to the laundry during a cycle of operation.06-16-2011
20110138543METHOD AND WASHING MACHINE PROVIDED WITH RECIRCULATION WITH CONTROLLED FLOW - A washing machine provided with recirculation with controlled flow. It further presents a method to control the level of the washing liquid, associated to the said machine, providing economy of resources such as water and cleaning products, guaranteeing an effective washing of clothes and similar articles, still associated with a decreases foam formation and lower nose emissions during the process, thus improving the operation of the equipment. The washing machine is provided with a washing tub (06-16-2011
20110138542LAUNDRY MACHINE HAVING A STEAM GENERATOR AND CONTROLLING METHOD OF THE SAME - A laundry machine having a steam generator is disclosed. An embodiment of a laundry machine comprises a drum, a steam generator, and a controller. The steam generator may include a heat-variable heater. The heater may be operated in one setting among a plurality of heat settings.06-16-2011
20100251486LAUNDRY ARTICLE - A laundry article of manufacture is described that may be used to both wash and condition fabrics when used sequentially first in the washer and then carried along with the wet fabrics into the dryer. The laundry article preferably comprises at least one detergent and at least one softener composition each solidified into geographical zones onto a nonwoven substrate. The optimized article comprises a nonwoven substrate with sidedness, and although the softener composition is solidified within the fibers of the lofted side of the substrate, the softener is unexpectedly found to subsequently express out from the flat side of the substrate while in the heated clothes dryer.10-07-2010
20100251485DELIVERY PARTICLE - The present application relates to particles, compositions comprising such particles, and processes for making and using such particles and compositions. Such particles minimize or eliminate certain drawbacks of benefit agents including encapsulated benefit agents. When employed in compositions, for example, cleaning or fabric care compositions, such particles increase the efficiency of benefit agent delivery, there by allowing reduced amounts of benefit agents to be employed. In addition to allowing the amount of benefit agent to be reduced, such particles allow a broad range of benefit agents to be employed.10-07-2010
20090249557Liquid Detergent Composition - The present invention relates to a liquid detergent composition containing (a) hydrogen peroxide or a compound forming hydrogen peroxide in water, 0.1 to 10 mass % of (b) a bleaching activator, 45 to 80 mass % of (c) a nonionic surfactant, (d) water, (e) at least one or more compounds selected from boric acid, borax and borate, and (f) a polyol compound, said liquid detergent composition having a pH value of 4 to 7 at 20° C.10-08-2009
20110277248CARE POLYMERS - The present application relates to care polymers and fabric and home care compositions comprising such care polymers, as well as processes for making and using such care polymers and such compositions. The performance of the care polymers that Applicants teach, can be further increased by following the emulsification teaching of the present specification and/or combining such care polymers with silicone materials.11-17-2011
20100257676LIQUID MEMBRANE COMPATIBLE DETERGENT FORMULATION COMPRISING BRANCHED ALKOXYLATED FATTY ALCOHOLS AS NON-IONIC SURFACTANTS - The invention relates to a liquid detergent concentrate composition comprising an emulsion having an aqueous phase and an oil phase, the composition comprises based on the whole concentrate 1 to 50 wt-% of one or more alkalinity source, 1 to 60 wt-% of a guerbet alcohol ethoxylate of the formula R10-14-2010
20120284930AUTOMATIC REFRESH OF COMPLETED LOADS IN A WASHER OR DRYER APPLIANCE - Automatic refresh of a completed load of articles (e.g., laundry) left in a washing machine or dryer that has been idle for a period of time is provided. After a certain amount of time has elapsed following completion of a laundry cycle, the laundry is refreshed by restarting the appliance. All or a portion of a cycle of the appliance may be repeated in order to refresh the articles. User adjustable options can be provided for e.g., the length of the idle time, when the refresh is executed, and other options as well.11-15-2012
20120284931Improved Cleaning Apparatus - The invention provides an apparatus and method for use in the cleaning of soiled substrates, the apparatus comprising: (a) housing means, having: (i) a first upper chamber having mounted therein a rotatably mounted cylindrical cage, and (ii) a second lower chamber located beneath said cylindrical cage; (b) at least one recirculation means; (c) access means; (d) a multiplicity of delivery means; and (e) sealing means, wherein said sealing means is removably attached to the outer surface of the cylindrical side walls of said rotatably mounted cylindrical cage, and is adapted to prevent the ingress or egress of fluids and solid particulate matter from the interior of said cage. The method involves cleaning the soiled substrate by treatment of the substrate with a formulation comprising solid particulate cleaning material and wash water, the method being carried out using the apparatus of the invention, and the apparatus and method find particular application in the cleaning of textile fabrics.11-15-2012
20110296628Cleaning Apparatus - The invention provides an apparatus and method for use in the cleaning of soiled substrates, the apparatus comprising a casing which contains a rotatably mounted cylindrical cage concentrically located within a rotatably mounted cylindrical drum having a greater diameter than the basket, wherein the cage and the drum are concentrically located within a stationary cylindrical drum having a greater diameter than the rotatably mounted drum, wherein the casing includes access means, allowing access to the interior of the cylindrical basket, and wherein the rotatably mounted cylindrical cage and the rotatably mounted cylindrical drum are adapted to rotate independently. The method involves cleaning the soiled substrate by treatment of the moistened substrate with a formulation comprising solid particulate cleaning material, the formulation being free of organic solvents, and the method being carried out using the apparatus of the invention, and the apparatus and method find particular application in the cleaning of textile fabrics.12-08-2011
20110296625COMPOSITION - A cleaning composition comprises a dispersion. The dispersion includes an acidic aqueous phase and a suspended particle. The particle is coated with an acid stable coating12-08-2011
20090064422STERILIZABLE WASHING MACHINE USING ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION AND STERILIZABLE WASHING METHOD IN THE SAME - The present invention discloses a sterilizable washing machine using ultraviolet radiation, and a sterilizable washing method in the same. The sterilizable washing machine includes a cabinet (03-12-2009
20110283463ORGANIC CATALYST WITH ENHANCED ENZYME COMPATIBILITY - This invention relates to cleaning compositions comprising organic catalysts having enhanced enzyme compatibility and processes for making and using such cleaning compositions.11-24-2011
20110271461WASHING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A washing machine and a control method thereof are disclosed. The present invention relates to a washing machine, more specifically, to a washing machine that dehumidifies air used in drying laundry by using water thrown away after rinsing course, with flowing a condensation duct.11-10-2011
20110271459PRODUCT - A product comprises a pillow made of a plastics sheet material. The material is porous. The product further comprises particles of a support material contained within the pillow. One or more of the particles of support of the plastics sheet material are reversible impregnated with a detergent formulation.11-10-2011
20110271458COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR REMOVING STAINS FROM FABRICS - An aqueous solution containing a combination of Phosphoric Acid, Emulsifying Wax, Triethlyene Glycol, Cocamido Propyl Beatine, Lauryl Alcohol, EDTA-Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (polyamino carboxylic acid) and Sodium Hydrochloride is applied directly to stains on clothing that are caused by perspiration and/or the interaction of perspiration with commercial antiperspirants containing aluminum compounds. The aqueous solution converts aluminum oxide into a water-soluble phosphate compound that can be washed out when laundering the clothing, thereby effectively removing the stain.11-10-2011
20110289696 Method for Operating a Washing Cycle and a Subsequent Drying Cycle in a Laundry Washer-Dryer - A laundry washer-dryer comprises a tub, a drum for storing laundry rotatably arranged inside the tub, an air circulation channel connected at a first end and at a second end to the tub, a blower for blowing the air through the air circulation channel, the tub and the drum, and a heat pump system having a compressor, an evaporator and a condenser, the evaporator and the condenser being arranged in the air circulation channel. A method for operating a washing cycle and a subsequent drying cycle in the laundry washer-dryer comprises performing the washing cycle, the washing cycle including at least one washing phase, at least one rinsing phase and at least one spinning phase, and performing the drying cycle including at least one drying phase. At least one last rinsing phase of the washing cycle is performed by using heated water so as to cause the temperature inside the tub to increase.12-01-2011
20110289695Laundry Treatment Apparatus Having Heat Pump System - A laundry treatment apparatus, in particular a dryer or a washing machine having dryer function, comprises a storing compartment for storing laundry therein, in particular a rotatable drum, an air circulation channel connected at a first end and at a second end to the storing compartment, a blower for blowing the air through the air circulation channel and the storing compartment, a heat pump system having an evaporator and a condenser arranged in the air circulation channel, and a steam generator arranged within the body of the laundry treatment apparatus. A method of operating the laundry treatment apparatus comprises supplying steam generated by the steam generator into the air circulation channel and/or the storing compartment, and at the same time at least for an overlapping period, operating the heat pump system.12-01-2011
20110296629SYSTEM FOR MONITORING OZONE AND CONTROLLING SUPPLY OF OZONE TO WASHING MACHINE - A system for controlling a supply of ozone to a washing machine during operation thereof. The system comprising a washing machine having an internal drum for containing laundry and a quantity of a water. An ozone generator is connected to the washing machine and the ozone generator produces and supplies the produced ozone to the washing machine for ozonating the water. At least one sensor is provided for sensing a quantity of ozone exhausting from the washing machine during operation thereof, and the at least sensor being coupled to the ozone generator for interrupting production of ozone when a quantity of ozone exhausting from the washing machine exceeds a safe level.12-08-2011
20110296627METHOD OF TREATING FABRIC IN A CLOTHES DRYER WITH A WATER-ACTIVATED DRYER SHEET - A method of treating fabric in a rotary clothes dryer is provided in which a substantially non-ionic liquid fabric treating composition is applied to a non-woven substrate, dried on the substrate to form a water-activated dryer sheet and then transferred during the course of a drying cycle from the water-activated dryer sheet to damp clothing within a clothes dryer as a result of contact of the composition with water contained within the damp clothing.12-08-2011
20110296626CONTINUOUS BATCH TUNNEL WASHER AND METHOD - A method of washing fabric articles in a tunnel washer that includes moving the fabric articles from the intake of the washer to the discharge of the washer and through multiple modules or sectors. Liquid can be counter flowed in the washer interior along a flow path that is generally opposite the direction of travel of the fabric articles. A dual use zone includes multiple of the modules or sectors. In a dual use zone, a module or modules can be used to both wash and thereafter rinse the fabric articles. While counterflow rinsing, the flow rate can be maintained at a selected flow rate or flow pressure head. One or more booster pumps can optionally be employed to maintain constant counterflow rinsing flow rate or constant counterflow rinsing pressure head.12-08-2011
20110185516Ozone Laundry Systems - Ozone laundry systems include one system, a tunnel washer system that generates ozone and dissolves the ozone in water at various stages of the tunnel washer, such as with a Venturi injector. The ozonated water may be stored and recirculated/re-ozonated to ensure that a desired level of dissolved ozone is present in any water delivered to the various zones of the tunnel washer. The ozonated water provides maximum cleaning efficiency and effectiveness at cooler water temperatures, saving water and energy costs. In some systems, controlled safe application of gaseous and/or dissolved ozone may be made to laundry in a washer. Ozone levels may be monitored and precisely controlled. The application of ozone using some embodiments allows the ozone to treat materials and articles of clothing such as jeans to achieve a desired look and feel, such as an appearance of having been worn.08-04-2011
20110185514TREATMENT OF NON-TRANS FATS AND FATTY ACIDS WITH A CHELATING AGENT - The invention relates to methods and compositions for treating non-trans fats, fatty acids and sunscreen stains with a chelating agent. The invention also relates to methods for reducing the frequency of laundry fires with a chelating agent.08-04-2011
20100083444LAUNDRY DETERGENT COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEROF - The invention relates generally to novel laundry detergent compositions comprising linalol and uses thereof. Aspects of the invention include a laundry detergent that includes an effective amount of linalol, which has not been modified to provide a fragrance, for improving color retention and fabric softening qualities and reducing soap residue retention and static electricity.04-08-2010
20100170046WATER SUPPLY CONTROL FOR A STEAM GENERATOR OF A FABRIC TREATMENT APPLIANCE - A fabric treatment appliance comprises at least one of a tub and drum defining a fabric treatment chamber, a steam generator having a steam generation chamber and configured to supply steam to the fabric treatment chamber, and a conduit fluidly coupling a water supply to the steam generation chamber. The fabric treatment appliance can also include a flow controller and/or a flow meter fluidly coupled to the conduit to facilitate controlling the supply of water to the steam generation chamber. The disclosure provides methods of water supply control that can employ the flow controller and/or the flow meter.07-08-2010
20110167570Apparatus for Treating a Stain in Clothing - A package for treating stained fabric and a method for using such package. The package can have a backing layer having a second side and a pouch layer joined thereto to form a pouch. A fluid pervious contact substrate can be joined to a first side of the backing layer. The pouch can contain a stain treatment fluid. The package can have a first position in which first and second planar regions of the backing layer are substantially in plane with one another. The package can have a second position in which first planar region and second planar region are in a substantially angularly facing relationship. In the second position the pouch can be in fluid communication with the contact substrate. The stain treatment fluid can include a surfactant.07-14-2011
20120096652Washing machine - A washing machine that circulates wash water and, at the same time, generates bubbles in the wash water. The washing machine includes a machine body, a tub disposed in the machine body. a tub cover provided above the tub, a pump mounted below the tub, and a circulation unit, having one end coupled to the pump and the other end coupled to the tub cover, to circulate wash water from the pump to the tub. The circulation unit includes a first channel, a second channel communicating with the first channel, the second channel having a smaller sectional area than the first channel, and an air inlet port provided in the second channel to allow air to be introduced into the circulation unit therethrough.04-26-2012
20120096651WET DETERGENT WIPE - A method of making a wet detergent wipe comprising the following steps; Adsorbing a tenside in the carrier material and impregnating with a detergent solution the carrier material so functionalized. The wet detergent wipe is used for cleaning textiles by introducting it directly into the drum of a washing-machine.04-26-2012
20100037400Method of controlling motor-driven washing machine and control system for the same - A control system for a motor-driven washing machine. The control system includes an electrical motor; a driving unit that applies an input voltage to the motor to drive the motor; a voltmeter that measures a reverse voltage generated by the motor for each predetermined period; and a microprocessor reducing a speed of the motor if the measured reverse voltage is less than or equal to a predetermined voltage level.02-18-2010
20100037401WASHING MACHINE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A WASHING MACHINE - A washing machine and a method of controlling the washing machine may be provided. The washing machine may include a drum in which laundry are provided and rotated. A laundry amount may be sensed. The drum may operate at a first speed so that a part of the laundry tumbles within the drum and another part of the laundry adheres to the drum or the drum operates at a second speed so that the laundry adheres to the drum according to the sensed laundry amount. Accordingly, at a time of a dehydration cycle, stability of the washing machine and a laundry balancing can be ensured.02-18-2010
20120023681LAUNDRY MACHINE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a laundry machine (02-02-2012
20120023680INTEGRATED CONTINUOUS BATCH TUNNEL WASHER - A method of washing fabric articles in a tunnel washer includes moving the fabric articles from the intake of the washer to the discharge of the washer through first and second sectors that are a pre-wash zone. In the pre-wash zone, liquid is counter flowed in the wash interior along a flow path that is generally opposite the direction of travel of the fabric articles. The fabric articles are transferred to a main wash zone, and a washing chemical is added to the main wash zone. At about the same time, counter flow is reduced or stopped. The main wash zone can be heated as an option. After a period of time (for example, between about 20 and 120 seconds) counter flow is increased. The increased counter flow after chemical treatment amounts to either an intermediate rinse or a pre-rinse depending upon which module or zone the goods occupy. The pre-rinse ensures that the fabric articles are substantially free of soil or the majority of any soil when they are transferred to an extractor for final removal of excess water.02-02-2012
20120023679METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING WATER USAGE DURING A WASHING CYCLE - A washing machine including a wash tub, a basket rotatably coupled within the wash tub, an agitator coupled within the basket, and a controller is provided. The controller is configured to receive user defined settings for a wash cycle, send a signal to add, to the wash tub, a first quantity of water based on the user defined settings, send a signal to execute a wash agitation for a predefined period of time based on the user defined settings, send a signal to drain water from the wash tub, and initiate a rinse cycle by sending a signal to add, to the wash tub, a second predefined quantity of water that is less than the first predefined quantity of water.02-02-2012
20110005005METHOD OF LAUNDRING FABRIC USING A COMPACTED LAUNDRY DETERGENT COMPOSITION - The present invention relates to a method of laundering fabric comprising the step of contacting a liquid laundry detergent composition comprising a pre-formed peracid, wherein the laundry detergent is contacted to water in such an amount so that the concentration of laundry detergent composition in the wash liquor is from above 0 g/l to 4 g/l, and wherein from 0.01 kg to 2 kg of fabric per litre of wash liquor is dosed into said wash liquor.01-13-2011
20110113568WASHING MACHINE AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a washing machine and a control method of the same wherein image change or light amount change based on displacement of an object, which is changed depending upon the weight of laundry, is sensed to detect the weight of the laundry, thereby improving reliability in detecting the weight of the laundry.05-19-2011
20120110749CONTROL METHOD OF LAUNDRY MACHINE - A control method of a laundry machine includes steps of selecting an operation course provided in the laundry machine, selecting one of at least two delay modes, setting a predetermined delay time according to the selected delay mode, and starting an operation of the laundry machine according to the selected course after the predetermined delay time passes.05-10-2012
20120110748WASHING ADDITIVE CLOTH COMPRISING BLEACH - The present invention relates to a washing additive article comprising a water-insoluble textile substrate, and to a washing additive composition comprising a bleaching agent present in solidified form on the substrate. In order to fix the bleaching agent particles, the washing additive composition comprises a film-forming polymer.05-10-2012
20110265271APPARATUS FOR TREATING LAUNDRY AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - Provided are an apparatus for treating laundry and a method for controlling the same. The laundry treating apparatus includes a cabinet, a drum, a motor, a door, and a door switch. The cabinet defines an external appearance and has a laundry loading hole for laundry. The drum houses the laundry and is rotatably installed. The motor rotates the drum. The door is rotatably coupled to the cabinet to open and close the laundry loading hole. The door switch allows the door to be closed. Here, when close protection is set by manipulation of a close protection button, or the drum vibrates without rotation of the motor, the door switch allows the door not to be closed.11-03-2011
20110167569Apparatus for Treating a Stain in Clothing - A method for treating stained fabric. The method includes the step of providing a contact substrate containing a stain treatment fluid. The contact substrate can have micro fibers having a diameter less than about 5 micrometers. The stain treatment fluid can include a surfactant.07-14-2011
20120030881DRY-CLEANING ARTICLE, COMPOSITION AND METHODS - Dry cleaning and fabric-treatment compositions, methods and articles incorporating the same that are suitable for use in drying machines, such as hot air drying machines found in households, apartments, and laundromats, which are normally adapted to dry wet garments and the like from a washing machine In some embodiments, the composition includes at least one organic solvent, with the at least one organic solvent forming the greatest weight percentage of the active components in the composition. In some embodiments, the composition also may include water and/or at least one surfactant, emulsifier, perfume, and/or application-specific composition. In some embodiments, the article includes a dispenser from which the composition is selectively dispensed onto a dry garment or other object to be cleaned. In some embodiments, the dispenser includes an internal chamber containing the composition, and the composition is dispensed onto objects prior to placing the objects in a drying machine02-09-2012
20090165216COMPOSITION BASED ON NANOPARTICLES OR A NANOLATEX OF POLYMERS FOR FABRIC CARE - Composition for fabric care, in particular for cotton-based fabrics, comprising nanoparticles or a nanolatex of a polymer which is insoluble under the direct and/or indirect working conditions of the said composition in an aqueous or wet medium.07-02-2009
20120291206METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING LOAD FALL IN A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - An apparatus and method for controlling the operation of a laundry treating appliance having a rotatable treating chamber for holding laundry and a motor for rotating the treating chamber based on a monitored torque signal from the motor of the laundry treating appliance.11-22-2012
20120090098METHOD AND APPARATUS TO DETECT AN OVER-SUDS CONDITION - A method for determining an over-sudsing condition during a wash cycle of operation in a laundry treating appliance containing a foamable liquid.04-19-2012
20100170045Laundry Detergent Containing Suds Collapser - An alkaline laundry detergent for hand washing a fabric contains a sudsing surfactant, a polyethyleneimine suds collapser having the empirical formula (PEI)07-08-2010
20080289116Fabric treatment compositions, their manufacture and use - A method of conditioning fabrics, the method comprising dosing a solid fabric treatment composition comprising:11-27-2008
20100275385FABRIC SOFTENING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING POLYMERIC MATERIALS - Fabric softening compositions comprising polymeric materials capable of retaining volatile perfume ingredients are disclosed, as well as methods of softening fabrics.11-04-2010
20130117943DRUM TYPE WASHING MACHINE - A drum type washing machine capable of reducing water supply time and water drainage time, thereby reducing time of an entire washing cycle, the drum type washing machine including a body; a tub provided at an inside the body to accommodate washing water therein; a drum rotatably installed at an inside the tub; a water supply unit connected to the tub and provided to supply washing water; and a first storage unit connected to the water supply unit and provided to store washing water that is to be supplied to the tub, wherein the first storage unit includes a first storage tank configured to store washing water; a first connecting pipe configured to connect the first storage tank to the water supply unit; and a second connecting pipe configured to connect the first storage tank to the tub.05-16-2013
20090183317Detergent or Treatment Agent Portion - A dimensionally stable, single-piece detergent or treatment agent portion having a weight of at least 50 g, having a system for controlling the solubility of the detergent or treatment agent. In washing, treating, or rinsing cycles of a washing machine for textiles, a maximum 50 wt % of the detergent or treatment agent portion dissolves or disperses in municipal water (16° d) at a maximum temperature of 20° C. as dissolves or disperses in municipal water (16° d) at a temperature of 50° C., enabling targeted release of the active substances in the portion during the cycles of a washing or treating program using heated water.07-23-2009
20110219551WASHING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING WASHING MACHINE - A drum type washing machine includes: a tub installed in the interior of a main body and accommodating a rotary drum; a spring installed between an upper portion of the tub and the side of the main body; and a weight detection module installed between the tub and the main body, wherein the weight detection module includes a detection unit to detect the load of the tub; and a transmission unit to transmit data detected by the detection unit to a controller.09-15-2011
20110219549LIQUID CONCENTRATED FABRIC SOFTENER COMPOSITION - Disclosed are concentrated liquid rinse cycle fabric softener compositions comprising a quaternary ammonium cation and benzylated alcohol solvent having between 50% to 90% weight active ingredients. Benzyl alcohol is disclosed as a preferred solvent to produce a clear liquid solution formulation rather than emulsion. The concentrated liquid rinse cycle fabric softener compositions of the present invention possess desirable stability, sustainability and fabric-softening properties. Methods of use are further described.09-15-2011
20120066842METHOD FOR DEFLECTING A SPRAY OF WASH LIQUID TO A DESIRED LOCATION IN A CLEANING APPLIANCE - A method for deflecting a spray of wash liquid to a desired location in either a drum or tub of a cleaning appliance along different flow paths and/or flow patterns according to the velocity of the wash liquid.03-22-2012
20120066840REDUCED CAUSTIC LAUNDRY DETERGENTS BASED ON EXTENDED CHAIN SURFACTANTS - The invention discloses synergistic combinations of surfactants blends and cleaning composition. In certain embodiments a surfactant system is disclosed which includes extended anionic surfactants, linker surfactants, and a multiply charged cation component. This system forms emulsions with, and can remove greasy and oily stains, even those comprised of non-trans fats. In another embodiment anionic surfactants are combined with a solvent, and amine oxide to remove sunscreen stains. The compositions may be used alone, as a pre-spotter or other pre-treatment or as a part of a soft surface or hard surface cleaning composition.03-22-2012
20120066839CLEANING COMPOSITIONS EMPLOYING EXTENDED CHAIN ANIONIC SURFACTANTS - The invention discloses synergistic combinations of surfactants blends and cleaning composition. In certain embodiments a surfactant system is disclosed which includes extended anionic surfactants, linker surfactants, and a multiply charged cation component. This system forms emulsions with, and can remove greasy and oily stains, even those comprised of non-trans fats. The compositions may be used alone, as a pre-spotter or other pre-treatment or as a part of a soft surface or hard surface cleaning composition.03-22-2012
20110219550WASHING MACHINE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed herein are a washing machine that detects the weight of laundry based on the displacement of a rotary tub and a control method thereof. The washing machine includes a rotary tub displaced according to the weight of laundry, at least one sensor module to detect the displacement of the rotary tub, and a controller to calculate the weight of the laundry according to the displacement of the rotary tub. The weight of the laundry is sensed according to the displacement of the rotary tub in which the laundry is directly placed.09-15-2011
20080263780Fabric enhancing compositions comprising nano-sized particles and anionic detergent carry over tollerance - A fabric enhancing composition comprising: at least one fabric softening active, wherein said fabric softening active comprises a plurality of particles comprising a intensity weighted particle size distribution wherein at least about 50% said particles have a particle size below about 170 nm.10-30-2008
20090064421Washing machine and controlling method - Disclosed are a washing machine and a controlling method, capable of maintaining an optimal temperature for efficient generation of foam to perform foam washing that uses a large amount of foam in washing laundry, thereby accomplishing optimal washing efficiency. The controlling method for the washing machine according to the present invention comprises supplying washing water with detergent required to generate foam, generating foam using detergent water which is a mixture of the washing water and the detergent, transmitting heat to the generated foam by heating the detergent water, and washing laundry using the foam.03-12-2009
20120192362WASHING MACHINE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed are a washing machine and a control method thereof. The control method of the washing machine, including two or more balancing units which are independently movable, includes sensing the weight of laundry to be washed while identically maintaining a phase difference between the two or more balancing units and rotating a drum, and reducing eccentricity of the drum while moving at least one of the two or more balancing units simultaneously with rotation of the drum.08-02-2012
20080307586LIQUID FABRIC CONDITIONER COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF USE - The invention includes a method of conditioning fabrics, comprising contacting fabric with a liquid composition comprising an amino-functional silicone and a quaternary ammonium, and drying said fabric at 200 degrees F. or greater. The invention includes a method of conditioning fabrics, comprising washing fabric in a detergent having a wash pH of greater than 10, contacting fabric with a liquid composition comprising an amino-functional silicone and a quaternary ammonium, and drying said fabric at less than 200 degrees F. The invention further provides a method of conditioning fabrics wherein softness, anti-static, and anti-wrinkle properties are imparted to the fabric wherein the conditioned fabric resists yellowing in industrial and institutional conditions wherein the wash pH is greater than 9 and/or the fabric temperature is 200 degrees Fahrenheit or greater.12-18-2008
20100146713Method and Apparatus for Washing Fabrics Using Focused Ultrasound - Systems and methods in accordance with the invention cause substantially the entire area of a fabric article to be laundered is efficiently and completely exposed to focused ultrasound. In this way, the benefits of cavitation are applied to the article as a whole rather than on a “spot” basis.06-17-2010
20100146712ENERGY MANAGEMENT OF CLOTHES WASHER APPLIANCE - A clothes washer is provided comprising one or more power consuming functions and a controller in signal communication with an associated utility. The controller can receive and process a signal from the associated utility indicative of current state of an associated utility. The controller operates the clothes washer in one of a plurality of operating modes, including at least a normal operating mode and an energy savings mode in response to the received signal. The controller is configured to change the power consuming functions by adjusting one or more of an operation schedule, an operation delay, an operation adjustment, and a selective deactivation of at least one of the one or more power consuming functions to reduce power consumption of the clothes washer in the energy savings mode.06-17-2010
20100017970LIQUID SOFTENER COMPOSITION OR TRANSPARENT OR SEMITRANSPARENT LIQUID SOFTENER COMPOSITION - The present invention provides a liquid softener composition having pH 2 to 5 at 20° C. and containing (a) a polymer compound having a weight-average molecular weight of 2,000 to 90,000 and containing specific monomer units (A) and (B) in a specific molar ratio, (b) one or more compounds selected from specific quaternary ammonium salts and amine compounds, and (c) at least one compound selected from water and solvents having a C log P value of 2 or less within specified ranges.01-28-2010
20120102661Washing machine and control method thereof - A control method of a washing machine to supply wash water in stages, generate bubbles and supply the generated bubbles. The control method includes supplying wash water to a tub to a predetermined level in stages one or more times during a washing cycle, generating bubbles at the respective stages at which the wash water is supplied to the tub, and driving a pulsator so that the bubbles are introduced into a wash tub.05-03-2012
20100186176FABRIC REVITALIZING METHOD USING MIST - A method of revitalizing a fabric in a laundry treating appliance by applying a processing aid to the fabric and reducing the fluid content of the fabric.07-29-2010
20090077755METHOD FOR WASHING OF WASHER - A novel washing method of a washing machine that is capable of performing a washing operation of laundry with reduced washing water consumption and low power consumption and, in addition, sterilizing the laundry is disclosed. The washing method includes supplying washing water containing detergent into a tub to perform a high-concentration washing process, and, before or after the high-concentration washing process, supplying steam into a drum.03-26-2009
20100235999METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF LAUNDRY AND WASHING MACHINE SUITABLE FOR THIS PURPOSE - A method for treating laundry with washing lye uses a washing machine having a lye discharge system disposed on a base of a lye container, a pivotally supported drum, and a heating device for the direct heating of a load of laundry containing the washing lye. The method includes adding the washing lye to the load in an amount smaller or equal to an amount required for saturation of the laundry with water (“saturation amount”), wetting the laundry, and heating the wetted laundry via the heating device. Water is added at a temperature of no more than 40 degrees Celsius for rinsing the washing lye from the laundry. A washing machine is also configured to be suitable for carrying out the method.09-23-2010
20100223737ORGANIC CATALYST WITH ENHANCED ENZYME COMPATIBLITY - This invention relates to cleaning compositions comprising organic catalysts having enhanced enzyme compatibility and processes for making and using such cleaning compositions.09-09-2010
20100212091FAMILY 44 XYLOGLUCANASES - The present invention relates to xyloglucanases belonging to family 44 of glycosyl hydrolases and having a relative xyloglucanase activity of at least 30% between pH 5 and pH 8 are derived from the genus 08-26-2010
20120192361Fabric Softening Compositions - Fabric softening compositions comprising two specific encapsulated perfume compositions provide an improved laundry experience to consumers.08-02-2012
20120192363Wash products - A wash product and method for both washing and disinfecting articles during a washing cycle where the washing can be done in a conventional washing machine using the combination of a conventional detergent for removing residue from the articles and a source of silver ions and a hydantoin for increasing the level of available silver ions to a level that is greater than the level of available silver ions normally available if the source of silver ions were used without the hydantoin.08-02-2012
20100242184WASHING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR TREATING LAUNDRY USING FOAM - A washing machine has a lye container, a lye drainage system disposed at a base of the lye container, a drive motor for a drum, and a heating unit. The washing machine has a device for supplying air into the lye, the device can be switched independently of the drum, and the device is an air compressor pump having an outlet to the lye container.09-30-2010
20100000024APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LAUNDERING CYCLE BY SENSING WASH AID CONCENTRATION - An automatic washing machine can be operated in accordance with a selected wash cycle by determining a concentration of a wash aid prior to a dispensing of the wash aid into at least one of a tub and a drum, and selecting an operating parameter of the automatic washing machine in response to the determined concentration.01-07-2010
20100000026METHOD FOR WASHING LAUNDRY IN A PROGRAM-CONTROLLED DOMESTIC APPLIANCE, AND CORRESPONDING DOMESTIC APPLIANCE - A method is provided for washing laundry in a program-controlled domestic appliance for doing laundry. Washing liquid present in the tub is heated and the washing liquid is heated to a specific washing temperature set as a function of determined parameter values that are specific to the laundry and/or of the appliance.01-07-2010
20100000022HOUSEHOLD CLEANING APPLIANCE WITH A DISPENSING SYSTEM OPERABLE BETWEEN A SINGLE USE DISPENSING SYSTEM AND A BULK DISPENSING SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for operating a dispensing system as a non-bulk dispensing system or a bulk dispensing system in a household cleaning appliance.01-07-2010
20100000023METHOD OF INDICATING OPERATIONAL INFORMATION FOR A BULK DISPENSING SYSTEM - A method of determining the number of doses and the types of a treating chemistry available in the bulk dispensing system, and providing an indication of the determination on a user interface.01-07-2010
20080313819GRAYING-INHIBITING LIQUID WASHING COMPOSITION - An aqueous liquid laundry detergent containing methylcarboxymethyl cellulose having a degree of methylation in the range from 0.01 to 0.3, surfactant, and at least one typical ingredient of laundry detergents. The detergent inhibits graying of textile fabrics during the washing of the fabrics.12-25-2008
20090320212Liquid Laundry Treatment Composition Comprising An Asymmetric Di-Hydrocarbyl Quaternary Ammonium Compound - A laundry treatment composition comprising from about 1 wt. % to about 90 wt. % of an asymmetric di-hydrocarbyl quaternary ammonium compound comprising the structure:12-31-2009
20090038082Device and Method for Applying a Treatment Agent to a Surface - A device for treating a surface to give a cleaning benefit comprises one or more containers (02-12-2009
20100293722METHOD FOR THE OPERATING CONTROL OF A CLOTHES WASHING MACHINE AND CLOTHES WASHING MACHINE - The method of the invention encompasses the stages of: rotating the basket in a weighing rotation determined by a microprocessor, of a top-loading machine, already containing the load of clothes to be washed; producing signals for a load sensing device, assembled on a suspension rod of a containment drum that holds the basket, of the maximum and minimum loads to which such suspension rod is subject during each spin of the basket, processing the above-mentioned signals in order to define the average load applied to the suspension rods and with this information, the weight of the load of clothes; and determine, through the microprocessor and as a function of the weight of the load of clothes, the weight of the load of water fed into the containment drum. The method in question also allows control over the various operating functions of the machine, through monitoring the load applied to the above-mentioned suspension rod.11-25-2010
20100299846LIQUID CLEANING COMPOSITIONS - A cleaning composition according to one embodiment includes a surfactant system comprising nonionic surfactant in combination with an anionic surfactant; water present in an amount from 0 to about 40 wt % based on a total weight of the cleaning composition; a solvent system comprising a polyalcohol, the solvent system being present in an amount effective to solubilize the surfactant system in the water; and an enzyme present in an amount of less than about 15 wt %; wherein the cleaning composition is in a form of a continuous phase, wherein the cleaning composition is characterized as exhibiting about a constant cleaning efficacy as measured using test procedure ASTM D4265 when the cleaning composition is added to 69 liters of exterior water in amounts ranging from about 9 to about 22 grams of cleaning composition. Methods for pretreating and cleaning laundry and nontextile surfaces are also presented.12-02-2010
20110126359WASHING MACHINE AND A METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - Provided are a washing machine and a method of controlling the washing machine. The method includes measuring a time required for an amount of washing water supplied to a washing tub to reach a predetermined reference amount, determining a water pressure of the washing water in accordance with the measured time, and varying a water supply time in accordance with the determined water pressure. The water supply time can be adjusted according to the water pressure, it can be prevented that the washing performance is varied whenever the wash water is varied. Thus, the washing performance can be improved regardless of the water pressure.06-02-2011
20110126358WASHING MACHINE AND A METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - Provided are a washing machine and a method of controlling the washing machine, which can effectively wet laundry by varying a spraying pattern for spraying washing water into a washing tub considering water pressure of the washing water supplied to the washing tub even when the water pressure varies.06-02-2011
20100313360Fabric Treatment Composition and Process for Preparation Thereof - The present invention provides a process for the preparation of a non-aqueous liquid fabric treatment composition wherein the process comprises a) provision of a pre-mix comprising cationic cellulosic polymer, water and optional solvent; b) admixture of the pre-mix with at least one anionic surfactant; and, c) subsequent addition of non-ionic surfactant, wherein the steps a) to c) are performed sequentially. The invention further relates to a process to produce a unit dose fabric treatment product, a product produced according to said process, the use of said product as a fabric softener, and a method of fabric treatment.12-16-2010
20110126360 METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A WASHING MACHINE - A washing machine is disclosed. A method for washing laundry with the washing machine enhances washing performance and enables sterilization of the laundry by using steam while preventing damage of cloth due to the steam. The method comprises primarily supplying water into a tub, and supplying steam by heating the water using a heater installed in the tub to generate the steam.06-02-2011
20120266389METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPENSING TREATING CHEMISTRY IN A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - A laundry treating appliance and method for dispensing treating chemistry, where the laundry treating appliance includes a treating chamber, a single use dispenser and a bulk dispenser. Water may be supplied to the single use dispenser through a first water flow path, which directs a dose of treating chemistry dispensed from the single use dispenser into the treating chamber. Water may be supplied to the bulk dispenser through a second water flow path, which is configured to spray a dose of treating chemistry dispensed from the bulk dispenser into the treating chamber. The laundry treating appliance may determine the presence of treating chemistry within at least one of the single use dispenser and the bulk dispenser, and, based on this determination, supply water to the flow path associated with the dispenser which contains treating chemistry.10-25-2012
20120266388FABRIC SOFTENER SENSING AND REUSE OF GREY WATER FROM THE RINSE CYCLE OF A WASHING MACHINE - The capture and reuse of the effluent, or grey water, from the rinse cycle of a washing machine appliance is provided. A determination is made regarding whether fabric softener is present in the effluent. If fabric softener is present, then the effluent can be reused during a rinse cycle of the washing machine so as to avoid undesirable interaction between the fabric softener in the effluent and the detergent of a rinse cycle.10-25-2012
20120266391METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A WASHING MACHINE - A washing machine is disclosed. A method for washing laundry with the washing machine enhances washing performance and enables sterilization of the laundry by using steam while preventing damage of cloth due to the steam. The method comprises primarily supplying water into a tub, and supplying steam by heating the water using a heater installed in the tub to generate the steam.10-25-2012
20120266387APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SENSING AND ADDING DETERGENT TO WATER FOR A WASHING MACHINE APPLIANCE - A method and apparatus for determining the amount of detergent in water used in a washing machine and to supplementing such water as needed for a wash load is provided. The amount of detergent present in grey water that is reused for washing, as well as the amount released from clothes or other articles to be washed, can also be determined.10-25-2012
20120266390Laundry Fragrance Pouches, Kits, and Methods - Water soluble pouches containing an essential oil that can be added to a load of laundry to impart a desired scent to the materials being washed, or to control the relative strength of the scent applied to the materials being washed, are provided. Also provided are kits including pouches, as well as methods for using such pouches for cleaning or scenting laundry.10-25-2012
20130167305ACTIVE CONTAINING FIBROUS STRUCTURES WITH MULTIPLE REGIONS - A fibrous structure including filaments wherein the filaments comprise one or more filament-forming materials and one or more active agents that are releasable from the filament when exposed to conditions of intended use, the fibrous structure further having at least three regions. Methods of treating fabrics with a fibrous structure are also provided herein.07-04-2013
20110005002Method of Laundering Fabric - Method of laundering soiled fabrics in an automatic washing machine, which method having the steps of: 01-13-2011
20110005007Method of Laundering Fabric Using a Compacted Laundry Detergent Composition - The present invention relates to a method of laundering fabric comprising the step of contacting a solid laundry detergent composition comprising a transition metal bleach catalyst to water to form a wash liquor, and laundering fabric in said wash liquor, wherein the laundry detergent is contacted to water in such an amount so that the concentration of laundry detergent composition in the wash liquor is from above 0 g/l to 5 g/l, and wherein from 0.01 kg to 2 kg of fabric per litre of wash liquor is dosed into said wash liquor.01-13-2011
20110005004METHOD OF LAUNDERING FABRIC USING A COMPACTED LIQUID LAUNDRY DETERGENT COMPOSITION - The present invention relates to a method of laundering fabric comprising the step of contacting a liquid laundry detergent composition comprising a bleach ingredient to water to form a wash liquor, and laundering fabric in said wash liquor, wherein the bleach ingredient has a logP01-13-2011
20110126357METHOD OF COLLECTING, TRANSPORTING AND CLEANING SOILED TEXTILES - A method of collecting soiled textiles to be cleaned, comprising the steps of providing a container having an open end, a closed end, and sides extending therebetween, providing a sling having an open end, a second end, and sides extending therebetween disposed in and supported by said container, providing a water soluble bag having an open end, a closed end, and sides extending therebetween and made of a plastic film having a thickness of at least 1.3 mils, wherein said bag dissolves in water at a temperature of 165° F. in less than about 250 seconds, does not dissolve in water at a temperature of 85° F. in 7 days, being capable of containing at least 175 lbs. of soiled textiles, and having a capacity of at least 50 gallons, wherein said bag is disposed in and supported by said sling, and wherein soiled textiles deposited in said container are contained in said bag.06-02-2011
20110239378Heat Stable Fabric Softener - A fabric softener composition, comprising 1% to 49% by weight of a bis-(2-hydroxypropyl)-dimethylammonium methylsulphate fatty acid ester having a molar ratio of fatty acid moieties to amine moieties of from 1.85 to 1.99, wherein the average chain length of the fatty acid moieties is from 16 to 18 carbon atoms and the iodine value of the fatty acid moieties, calculated for the free fatty acid, is from 0.5 to 50.10-06-2011
20110030149CONTROL METHOD OF A LAUNDRY MACHINE - A laundry machine and a control method thereof are provided in which laundering ability may be improved while also improving efficiency and noise/vibration. The laundry machine employs a plurality of drum motions by varying drum rotational speed, drum rotational direction, and drum starting and stopping point, to provide different motion of laundry items in the drum.02-10-2011
20110030148Automated Laundry System - An embodiment of the present invention is directed to an automated laundry system. The system includes a number of perforated clothes drums, each of which holds a single load of laundry, and a washer/dryer unit. The washer/dryer unit includes a loading rack for queuing the drums for subsequent washing, a clothes washing component adapted to sequentially receive the drums from the loading rack and wash the respective loads of laundry therein, a clothes drying component adapted to sequentially receive the drums from the clothes washing component and dry the loads of laundry therein, and a holding rack for sequentially receiving the drums from the clothes drying component and holding the drums for a period of time.02-10-2011
20120124757Washer Such As A Dishwasher Or A Washing Machine And Method For Operating A Washer - The invention relates to methods for operating a washer, and in preferred embodiments to a washer having a water tank that is integrally, preferably detachably, formed with the washer, wherein the washer comprises a washing chamber for accommodating goods to be cleaned, said washing chamber having in its lower portion a sump for collecting water during operation of the washer, a water inlet, a circulating pump for circulating water through the washing chamber, and a control unit for controlling a washing cycle carried out by the washer. In accordance with the invention, in this method water is fed via the water inlet into the sump; the pressure within an inlet or outlet conduit of the circulating pump is measured; and based on the pressure measurement the washing cycle is controlled and/or indicator signals are issued to a user of the washer.05-24-2012
20110030147CONTROLLING METHOD OF CLOTHES TREATING APPARATUS - The present invention relates to a clothes treating apparatus (02-10-2011
20110041259STABLE ODORANT SYSTEMS - This invention relates to stable odorant systems, compositions comprising such systems, and processes for making and using such systems and compositions.02-24-2011
20100132126FIBER PRODUCT TREATING AGENT - The present invention relates to a fiber product treating agent containing, in a predetermined mass ratio, (a1) a silicone compound and (b) a polymer compound having a weight-average molecular weight of 1,000 to 100,000, containing an alkylene terephthalate unit and/or an alkylene isophthalate unit, and a polyoxyalkylene unit, and further containing (c) at least one compound selected from (c1) a specific tertiary amine compound, or acid salt thereof or a quaternization product thereof, and (c2) a cationic water-soluble polymer compound, and a fiber product treating agent containing, in a predetermined mass ratio, (a2) an amino-modified silicone compound and/or an amide-modified silicone compound and (b) a polymer compound having a weight-average molecular weight of 1,000 to 100,000, containing an alkylene terephthalate unit and/or an alkylene isophthalate unit, and a polyoxyalkylene unit.06-03-2010
20110239379LIQUID FABRIC CONDITIONER COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF USE - The invention includes a method of conditioning fabrics, comprising contacting fabric with a liquid composition comprising an amino-functional silicone and a quaternary ammonium, and drying said fabric at 200 degrees F. or greater. The invention includes a method of conditioning fabrics, comprising washing fabric in a detergent having a wash pH of greater than 10, contacting fabric with a liquid composition comprising an amino-functional silicone and a quaternary ammonium, and drying said fabric at less than 200 degrees F. The invention further provides a method of conditioning fabrics wherein softness, anti-static, and anti-wrinkle properties are imparted to the fabric wherein the conditioned fabric resists yellowing in industrial and institutional conditions wherein the wash pH is greater than 9 and/or the fabric temperature is 200 degrees Fahrenheit or greater.10-06-2011
20110239377Heat Stable Fabric Softener - Heat stable fabric softeners are particularly useful for use in developing markets.10-06-2011
20110131735WASHING MACHINE AND WASHING METHOD - Provided are a washing machine and a washing method. The washing machine includes a cabinet, an outer tub disposed in the cabinet and provided with an opened top through which wash water is supplied into the outer tub, an inner tub that is disposed in the outer tub to receive laundry and rotates about a vertical axis, a base that supports the cabinet and stores the wash water that is splattered from the outer tub by rotation of the inner tub, and an electrode sensor that is disposed on the base to detect the wash water splattered out of the outer tub.06-09-2011
20110145999LAUNDRY TREATMENT APPLIANCE CONTROL SYSTEM - A control system for a fabric treatment appliance configured to control the operation of the fabric treatment appliance as a function of a user-selected system input weighting.06-23-2011
20090217463DETERGENT COMPOSITION COMPRISING LIPASE - This invention relates to compositions comprising certain lipase enzymes and processes for making and using such compositions, including the use of such compositions to clean and/or treat a situs.09-03-2009
20090217462CONSUMER PRODUCT PACKETS WITH ENHANCED PERFORMANCE - The present invention includes a consumer product packet comprising a capsule and a fill composition within the capsule. The capsule has a tack temperature of about 110° F. or higher and substantially dissolves in water within a predetermined time period at a temperature of about 70° F. or lower. In one example, the capsule comprises a film having at least one polymer, at least one plasticizer, and at least one temperature adjusting agent. Dependent on the fill composition, the consumer product packet may be used for any household or personal use. In one example, the fill composition is a detergent concentrate comprises one or more surfactants, one or more humectants, and a coalescing solvent which has hydrophilic-lipophilic balance (HLB) value from about 7 to about 9, wherein the ratio of the one or more humectants to the coalescing solvent is more than 1.09-03-2009
20090217461NOVEL CLEANING METHOD - The invention provides a method and formulation for cleaning a soiled substrate, the method comprising the treatment of the moistened substrate with a formulation comprising a multiplicity of polymeric particles, wherein the formulation is free of organic solvents. Preferably, the substrate is wetted so as to achieve a substrate to water ratio of between 1:0.1 to 1:5 w/w. Optionally, the formulation additionally comprises at least one cleaning material and, in this embodiment, it is preferred that the polymeric particles are coated with the at least one cleaning material. Preferably, the cleaning material comprises a surfactant, which most preferably has detergent properties. Most preferably, the substrate comprises a textile fibre. Typically, the polymeric particles comprise particles of nylon, most preferably in the form of nylon chips. The results obtained are very much in line with those observed when carrying out conventional dry cleaning processes and the method provides the significant advantage that the use of solvents, with all the attendant drawbacks in terms of cost and environmental considerations, can be avoided.09-03-2009
20110146002WASHING METHOD AND WASHING MACHINE - Provided are a washing method and washing machine. According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a washing method including: performing an eco-rinsing process where a drum rotates in a state where at least a portion of a laundry is pressed against an inner wall of the drum and wash water is sprayed into the drum; performing an intermediating process for reducing an RPM of the drum to an RPM at which at least a portion of the laundry is pressed against an inner wall of the drum; and performing an eco-rinsing process where the drum is accelerated and the wash water is sprayed into the drum.06-23-2011
20100058543WASHING MACHINE AND WASHING METHOD THEREFOR - A washing machine and washing method therefor are provided. The washing method may include applying a first directional torque to a drum so that laundry in the drum is rotated in a first direction and lifted to a maximum height greater than half a height of the drum, braking the drum so that the laundry is dropped, applying a second directional torque to the drum so that the dropped laundry is rotated in a second direction and lifted to a maximum height greater than half a height of the drum, and braking the drum so that the laundry is dropped.03-11-2010
20090113637TREATING TEXTILES WITH SILICONE POLYETHER-AMIDE BLOCK COPOLYMERS - A method of treating textiles with a silicone block copolymer containing polyether-amide units is disclosed. Textiles treated with the silicone block copolymer have a feel or hand comparable to conventional hydrophobic silicones, but do not negatively impact the hydrophilicity of the textile.05-07-2009
20120240343DEVICE IN WHICH A GARMENT WITH A CRINKLED APPEARANCE MAY BE CLEANED - A device in which a garment with a crinkled appearance may be stored or laundered is taught comprising a washable bag with sufficient elasticity to retain the garment in a predetermined position so that the appearance of the garment remains crinkled. So that the washable bag can he dried as well as washed, the bag is preferably made from fabric that resists melting at temperatures conventionally experienced during the clothes drying process. The bag further has snag-free surface and at least one opening to receive the garment. Means for hanging may be provided so that the device can be easily stored.09-27-2012
20110173761METHOD AND DEVICE FOR WET TREATING LAUNDRY ITEMS - An inline washing system to be formed from a tunnel-type washing machine (07-21-2011
20110099730CONTROL METHOD OF A LAUNDRY MACHINE - A laundry machine and a control method thereof are provided in which laundering ability may be improved while also improving efficiency and noise/vibration. The laundry machine employs a plurality of drum motions by varying drum rotational speed, drum rotational direction, and drum starting and stopping point, to provide different motion of laundry items in the drum.05-05-2011
20110099728METHOD FOR WASHING AND WASHING MACHINE - Provided is a method for washing laundry in a washing machine, wherein the washing machine includes a tub and a drum disposed inside the tub, the method comprising: supplying wash water into the tub; rotating the drum such that the laundry is attached the drum and spraying the wash water changed to whirling water into the drum; and draining the wash water from the tub.05-05-2011
20110099724CENTRIFUGE METHOD WITH RINSE - A centrifuge method and a rinse method to avoid sudsing in a vertical axis washing machine which contains, among others a basket within a tub, an agitator or propeller or impulsor mechanically coupled to a motor, a spraying means and a drain pump, the method comprising the steps of: 05-05-2011
20110099725METHOD OF LAUNDRING FABRIC USING A COMPACTED LAUNDRY DETERGENT COMPOSITION - The present invention relates to a method of laundering fabric comprising the step of contacting a liquid laundry detergent composition comprising a transition metal bleach catalyst to water to form a wash liquor, and laundering fabric in said wash liquor, wherein the laundry detergent is contacted to water in such an amount so that the concentration of laundry detergent composition in the wash liquor is from above 0 g/l to 4 g/l, and wherein from 0.01 kg to 2 kg of fabric per litre of wash liquor is dosed into said wash liquor.05-05-2011
20110099726High Efficiency Washing Method with Water Savings - The present invention relates to the field of washers, particularly that of top loading household washers which has a cabinet which supports a tub which houses a basket which rotates concentrically within it, the basket being driven by a motor which is mechanically coupled to an agitator and to said basket, a clutch which allows the coupling and uncoupling between basket and agitator, an electric control which controls the switches by means of drivers, a level sensor or pressure switch and a rotor's position sensor within the motor (preferably a Hall sensor), a spraying system, characterized by a washing method which comprises the following sequences; check on the water level, initiate a load pre-sensing sequence, to later initiate a reshuffling of load sequence, act followed by initiating a load sensing sequence, which determines the water level required to admit, once said water level is reached, a normal agitation sequence is begun, which if during its course a clog of objects to be washed is detected or an unusual high density of these is detected or in its case a maximum load agitation sequence; once the normal agitation sequence concludes, it is followed by a load reshuffling sequence in order to continue with the dehydrating and later rinsing.05-05-2011
20110061176CLOTHES WASHER DEMAND RESPONSE BY DUTY CYCLING THE HEATER AND/OR THE MECHANICAL ACTION - A clothes washer is provided comprising one or more power consuming functions and a controller in signal communication with an associated utility. The controller can receive and process a signal from the associated utility indicative of current state of an associated utility. The controller operates the clothes washer in one of a plurality of operating modes, including at least a normal operating mode and an energy savings mode in response to the received signal. The controller is configured to change the power consuming functions by changing the duty cycling profile of the heater and/or mechanical action of the basket in the energy savings mode.03-17-2011
20110067186METHOD FOR PROCESSING LAUNDRY, AND A LAUNDRY PROCESSING DEVICE - The invention relates to a method for processing laundry in a laundry processing device (03-24-2011
20110247148LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE WITH LOAD AMOUNT DETECTION - A method and apparatus determines a load size of a laundry load located in a laundry treating appliance having a drum defining a treatment chamber that is rotated by a motor based on a given amount of energy applied to the motor, and a measurement of coast time after the given amount of energy is removed.10-13-2011
20110247145LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE WITH AUTOMATIC PUMP SHUTOFF - A laundry treating appliance having a pump, such as a drain pump, with an automatic shutoff, and a method for controlling the shut off of the pump.10-13-2011
20110061171WASHING MACHINE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a washing machine and a method of operating the washing machine. In operating the washing machine according to inputted settings, each washing cycle is divided into a plurality of steps, and a washing tub or pulsator is controlled to be differently operated for each step. Accordingly, the washing machine may be operated in various patterns to effectively remove contaminants from the laundry.03-17-2011
20110061175CLOTHES WASHER DEMAND RESPONSE WITH DUAL WATTAGE OR AUXILIARY HEATER - A clothes washer is provided comprising one or more power consuming functions and a controller in signal communication with an associated utility. The controller can receive and process a signal from the associated utility indicative of current state of an associated utility. The controller operates the clothes washer in one of a plurality of operating modes, including at least a normal operating mode and an energy savings mode in response to the received signal. In the case of a water heating clothes washer containing a heater assembly, the controller is configured to change the power consuming characteristics of the heater assembly to reduce power consumption of the clothes washer in an energy savings mode.03-17-2011
20110061173FABRIC SOFTENER - A fabric softener formulation according to one embodiment includes 70-80 wt % methyl bis (canola amidoethyl)-2-hydroxyethyl ammonium methyl sulfate; 2-4 wt % dicocoylethyl hydroxyethylmonium CL; >0-12 wt % of a glycol; >0-10 wt % solvent; 0-5 wt % methyl laurate; 0-5 wt % alcohol; and 0-5 wt % fragrance. A fabric softener formulation according to another embodiment includes 20-30 wt % solvent; >0-2 wt % coco methyl ester ethoxylate; >0-3 wt % glycerin; >0-3 wt % dicocoethyl hydroxyethylmonium methosulfate with propylene glycol; 1-5 wt % alcohol; 35-45 wt % methyl bis(canolaamideoethyl)-2-hydroxyethyl ammonium methyl sulfate with propylene glycol; 0-5 wt % fragrance; 0-2 wt % acid; and 20-30 wt % water.03-17-2011
20110061177CLOTHES WASHER DEMAND RESPONSE WITH AT LEAST ONE ADDITIONAL SPIN CYCLE - A clothes washer is provided comprising one or more power consuming functions and a controller in signal communication with an associated utility. The controller can receive and process a signal from the associated utility indicative of current state of an associated utility. The controller operates the clothes washer in one of a plurality of operating modes, including at least a normal operating mode and an energy savings mode in response to the received signal. The controller is configured to change the power consuming functions by modifying the spin cycle to achieve a lower remaining moisture content in the clothes load prior to going into a dryer, thus reducing overall total energy consumption to completely wash and dry a clothes load.03-17-2011
20110061172METHOD FOR WASHING AND WASHING MACHINE - A method for washing laundry and a washing machine, in which balancing of the laundry load is effectively carried out. The method for washing includes supplying wash water mixed with a detergent, spinning or rinsing the laundry by rotating the washing machine drum in which the laundry is located, thereby causing the laundry to be repeatedly lifted within and then fall towards the bottom of the drum. The method further involves balancing the laundry by repeatedly accelerating and decelerating the drum. The wash water is then drained.03-17-2011
20110061174COMPACT FLUID LAUNDRY DETERGENT COMPOSITION - Compact liquid or gel-form laundry detergent compositions processes for manufacturing such compositions, wherein the compositions comprise at least a stabilization system against phase splitting having an alkanolamine and a coupling polymer component and preferably a stabilization system against phase splitting having an alkanolamine, a coupling polymer and a crystalline structurant component.03-17-2011
20110056028Washing machine and control method thereof - Disclosed are a washing machine and a control method thereof to alleviate high-frequency noise generated during rotation of a motor. The washing machine includes a speed sensing unit to sense a speed of the motor, and a control unit to output a speed control signal to adjust the speed of the motor. The control unit confirms whether to enter a constant-speed period upon progress of a dehydration operation, and repeatedly raises or lowers the speed of the universal motor within a predetermined magnitude range if it is confirmed to enter the constant-speed period, thereby alleviating high-frequency noise.03-10-2011
20110056029RINSING METHOD OF WASHING MACHINE - A rinsing method of a washing machine according to the present invention supplies fabric softener after getting fabric wet by spraying water through a spray nozzle. Therefore, not only fabric can become fully wet while reducing water used for rinsing but also fabric softener can be spread out evenly over the fabric.03-10-2011
20110047714LAUNDRY TREATMENT MACHINE AND THE METHOD OF THE SAME - A lint filter in a laundry treatment machine includes a lower filter for filtering out debris of washing water and an upper filter for collecting debris as well as filtering out foreign substances of washing water flowed in from the lower filter. Since debris is collected in the upper filter, recontamination by debris can be prevented and cleaning of a lint filter can be simplified. The upper filter and the lower filter are connected by a connection path and as washing water and debris in the lower filter move to the upper filter at the time rising water flows of washing water are generated, debris can be collected inside the upper filter, and debris can be collected by using rising flows of washing water. A filter cover is combined with a filter frame and a filter body as a tightly coupled single body, and the filter cover is detached only from the filter frame while tightly coupled with the filter body, so that attaching and detaching is made simple and cleaning thereof can be simplified.03-03-2011
20110047715METHOD OF CONTROLLING WASHING MACHINE - A method of controlling a washing machine is provided. The rotation and rotation driving time of a inner tub having an auto balancer are controlled based on preset values considering sections during which a horizontal unbalancing phenomenon and a vertical unbalancing phenomenon occur. Accordingly, abnormal vibrations and resultant damage or deformation of the washing machine may be prevented. Further, electricity may be saved.03-03-2011
20110047713METHOD OF TREATING LAUNDRY - A method of treating laundry is provided, which sequentially supplies wash water having a temperature higher than a user's setup temperature and wash water having a temperature lower than the user's setup temperature to perform a washing cycle, thereby raising the washing efficiency without increasing the usage of detergent as well as maintaining the temperature of wash water to the user's setup temperature.03-03-2011
20110005001Detergent Composition - Detergent composition having: 01-13-2011
20100287709APPLIANCE WITH WATER HARDNESS DETERMINATION - An appliance and method for operating the appliance based on a water hardness determined from a water supply identifier indicative of the geographical source of the water.11-18-2010
20110247146METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING AN UNBALANCE CONDITION IN A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - An apparatus and method for determining an unbalance condition in a laundry treating appliance having a rotating drum based on the rotational speed of the drum.10-13-2011
20110247147FABRIC TREATING APPLIANCE WITH DETERGENT DISPENSER - A laundry treating appliance having a detergent dispenser that may be flushed with a water flow for removal of residual powder while reducing sudsing.10-13-2011
20080229513METHOD OF OBTAINING EFFECTIVE TRANSFER OF LIQUID FABRIC TREATMENT COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING LIMITED AMOUNTS OF CATIONIC COMPOUNDS TO CLOTHING IN WASHING MACHINES - A method for effectively transferring a fabric treating composition containing a limited amount or no cationic compounds to wet clothing within a clothes washing machine comprises operating the washing machine in the conventional fashion through the rinse cycle. The liquid fabric treating composition is introduced into the washing machine with the saturated clothing after completion of the rinse cycle but in advance of the spin cycle. The liquid fabric treating composition and the saturated clothing are gently tumbled together so that an effective amount of the liquid fabric treating composition may be transferred to the clothing as a result of contact of the liquid fabric treating composition with water contained in the clothing. The spin cycle in then initiated, after which time the clothing may be removed from the washing machine for drying.09-25-2008
20100000025METHOD OF INDICATING OPERATIONAL INFORMATION FOR A DISPENSING SYSTEM HAVING BOTH SINGLE USE AND BULK DISPENSING - A user interface of a cleaning appliance and the method of operation for a cleaning appliance having a single dose treating chemistry dispenser and a bulk dispensing system.01-07-2010
20110252577WASHING MACHINE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A washing machine and a control method thereof in which a tub washing course is safely performed using a sensor to measure vibration of a tub. Since whether or not laundry is present in s drum is sensed while performing the tub washing course, consumption of separate time, water, and energy to sense whether or not laundry is present is not required, and operation of the washing machine is controlled by diagnosing malfunction of the sensor. If plural sensors are installed, a micro-computer is connected to the plural sensors in common through a Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) communication method or an Inter Integrated circuit (I2C) communication method, thereby reducing costs and volume of wire-harness.10-20-2011
20110209291DUAL-USAGE LIQUID LAUNDRY DETERGENTS - Dual-usage aqueous liquid detergent compositions having suds compatability and improved cleaning, said composition containing from about 1% to about 60%, by weight of the composition, of a surfactant system wherein said surfactant system contains at least 35%, by weight of the surfactant system, of alkylethoxysulfate; from 0% to about 10%, by weight of the surfactant system, of nonionic surfactant; from 0% to about 10%, by weight of the surfactant system, of soap; further contains from about 0.001% to about 4.0%, by weight of the composition, of an anti-foam selected from organomodified silicone polymers with aryl or alkylaryl substituents combined with silicone resin and the primary filler is modified silica; and mixtures thereof; and contains from about 0.01% to about 2.5%, by weight of the composition, of a structurant.09-01-2011
20090241266WASHER AND DRYER SHEET WITH VISUAL INDICATOR - A washer and dryer sheet having a substrate including a first visual indicator, a washer composition including a second visual indicator, wherein the second visual indicator is removed during a wash cycle, and a dryer composition including a third visual indicator, wherein the third visual indicator is removed during a dry cycle. Also, a method of washing a drying an object, the method including disposing a washer and dryer sheet having at least two visual indicators in a washing machine, contacting the object and the washer and dryer sheet with waster, removing the washer and dryer sheet from the washing machine, and exposing the object and the washer and dryer sheet to a heat source.10-01-2009
20090126123WASHING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A washing machine, in which a washing operation is set according to obtained washing data to perform washing of laundry, and a method for controlling the same. The washing machine includes a main body having a washing unit to contain laundry and perform washing of the laundry; a weight measuring unit to measure the weight of the laundry contained in the washing unit; a detergent storing unit provided at one side of the main body to contain a liquid detergent and supply a proper amount of the liquid detergent to the washing unit; a reading unit to receive a signal from a data tag and obtain data stored in the data tag; and a control unit to control the amount of the detergent supplied to the main body using the data obtained by the reading unit.05-21-2009
20110041258Washing machine and method to control the same - A washing machine having a plurality of washing units to separately wash laundry according to quantity and type of the laundry, and a method to control the same. In the washing machine having the plurality of washing units to separately wash laundry having different quantities and types, when the plurality of washing units are being simultaneously operated, a current load value of one of the washing units is detected through monitoring of a power line, to thereby determine the operation state of the washing unit. Therefore, the operation of the other washing unit may be controlled so that the power limit is not exceeded. As a result, the plurality of washing units may be operated simultaneously within the range of allowable power capacity of the installation place of the washing machine.02-24-2011
20120030882SOLID FABRIC CONDITIONER COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF USE - The present invention relates to a composition and method for treating a textile under industrial and institutional fabric care conditions to impart softness with reduced yellowing. More particularly, the present invention relates to a solid fabric conditioning composition and a method for treating a textile with a solid fabric conditioning composition.02-09-2012
20110252575PROCESS FOR MAKING A LIQUID DETERGENT COMPOSITION - A process for making a laundry liquid detergent comprising anionic detersive surfactant, the process comprising the steps of: 10-20-2011
20110005006Method of Laundering Fabric Using a Compacted Laundry Detergent Composition - The present invention relates to a method of laundering fabric comprising the step of contacting a solid laundry detergent composition comprising a bleach ingredient to water to form a wash liquor, and laundering fabric in said wash liquor, wherein the bleach ingredient has a log P01-13-2011
20110162152METHOD FOR PROCESSING LAUNDRY, AND LAUNDRY TREATMENT DEVICE SUITABLE FOR CARRYING OUT THE METHOD - A method for applying a processing composition to laundry in a laundry treatment appliance with a rotatably mounted drum is provided. The method includes setting a predefined residual moisture content in the laundry by adding water and by rotating the drum. The method further includes applying a processing composition to the laundry in liquid form or in the form of fine droplets. The processing composition is sprayed onto the laundry by an introduction apparatus while the drum is moved at a speed at which the laundry lies against the drum or at a faster speed.07-07-2011
20110162151Detergent Dispensing and Pre-Treatment Cap - A detergent dispensing cap for pre-treating a stained fabric. The cap can have a pour volume sized and dimensioned to provide for a unit dose of the detergent composition. A portion of the cap can be provided with surface irregularities for scrubbing a stain.07-07-2011
20110252576METHOD OF LAUNDERING FABRIC USING A COMPACTED LIQUID LAUNDRY DETERGENT COMPOSITION - A method of laundering fabric including the step of contacting a liquid laundry detergent composition to water to form a wash liquor, and laundering fabric in the wash liquor, wherein the laundry detergent is contacted to water in such an amount so that the concentration of the laundry detergent composition in the wash liquor is from above 0 g/l to 4 g/l, and wherein from 0.01 kg to 2 kg of fabric per litre of wash liquor is dosed into the wash liquor, and wherein the liquid laundry detergent composition comprises: (i) detersive surfactant; (ii) surfactancy boosting polymer; (iii) from 0 wt % to 10 wt % fatty acid; (iv) silicone suds suppressor; (v) structurant; (vi) enzyme; and (vii) nil-boron enzyme stabilizer; wherein the electrolytic strength of the composition at a concentration of 1 g/l in de-ionized water and at a temperature of 25° C. in mScm10-20-2011
20110047716CONTROL METHOD OF A LAUNDRY MACHINE - A laundry machine and a control method thereof are provided in which laundering ability may be improved while also improving efficiency and noise/vibration. The laundry machine employs a plurality of drum motions by varying drum rotational speed, drum rotational direction, and drum starting and stopping point, to provide different motion of laundry items in the drum.03-03-2011
20120198633CONTROL METHOD OF LAUNDRY MACHINE - A control method of a laundry machine is disclosed. A control method of a laundry machine comprising a spinning cycle includes a sensing step configured to sense a rotation speed (rpm) of a motor while increasing a pulse duty of the motor during the spinning cycle and a determining step configured to determine bubble generation inside a tub based on the sensed pulse duty and rotation speed.08-09-2012
20110099729CONTROL METHOD OF A LAUNDRY MACHINE - A laundry machine and a control method thereof are provided in which laundering ability may be improved while also improving efficiency and noise/vibration. The laundry machine employs a plurality of drum motions by varying drum rotational speed, drum rotational direction, and drum starting and stopping point, to provide different motion of laundry items in the drum.05-05-2011
20100281625Method And Apparatus For Treating Laundry - A laundry treatment method and apparatus are provided. The laundry treatment method includes (a) measuring the amount of detergent in wash water in a tub during a rinsing operation; and (b) automatically determining whether to continue performing the rinsing operation based on a plurality of operating variables including the amount of detergent in the wash water.11-11-2010
20100281626Method Of Washing A Nappy And An Apparatus Therefor11-11-2010
20110113567Washing machine and laundry amount detection device thereof - A washing machine and a laundry amount detection device thereof. The washing machine includes a cabinet, a tub provided in the cabinet, an elastic member to elastically support the tub at the cabinet, and a laundry amount detection device to detect an amount of laundry placed in the tub using a deformation amount of the elastic member.05-19-2011
20110131734WASHING METHOD FOR WASHING MACHINE - Provided is a washing method of a washing machine including an outer tub for receiving washing water, an inner tub rotatably provided in the outer tub to receive laundry, a pulsator rotatably provided in the inner tub, and a motor providing driving force to rotate at least one of the inner tub and the pulsator. In the washing method, a first centrifugal circulation water stream is formed by rotating the inner tub such that the washing water rises along a space between the outer and inner tubs and falls into the inner tub. An agitating water stream is formed by rotating the pulsator rotating the washing water. Here, the forming of the agitating water stream includes forming a first agitating water stream by controlling the motor with a first net acting ratio, and forming a second agitating water stream by controlling the motor with a second net acting ratio lower than the first net acting ratio.06-09-2011
20100180388Ironing Pad Comprising a Solid Stain Treatment Composition - The invention relates to an ironing pad comprising a cover and a solid stain treatment composition. The solid stain treatment composition is produced from a solid material reversibly solidifying a fluid and a fluid stain treatment agent. The invention relates to a method for treating a stain on a textile fabric having such an ironing pad, the ironing pad being placed on the stain, and heat and/or pressure being applied to the ironing pad.07-22-2010
20110252578Sterilizable Washing Machine Using Ultraviolet Radiation and Sterilizable Washing Method in the Same - The present invention discloses a sterilizable washing machine using ultraviolet radiation, and a sterilizable washing method in the same. The sterilizable washing machine includes a cabinet (10-20-2011
20110252574PROCESS FOR MAKING A DETERGENT BASED COMPOSITION - A process for making an anhydrous laundry liquid detergent base composition comprising detersive surfactant, the process comprising the steps of: 10-20-2011
20110167568Apparatus for Treating a Stain in Clothing - A package for treating stained fabric. The package can have a backing layer having a second side and a pouch layer joined thereto to form a pouch. A fluid pervious contact substrate can be joined to a first side of the backing layer. The pouch can contain a stain treatment fluid. The package can have a first position in which first and second planar regions of the backing layer are substantially in plane with one another. The package can have a second position in which first planar region and second planar region are in a substantially angularly facing relationship. In the second position the pouch can be in fluid communication with the contact substrate. The stain treatment fluid can include a surfactant.07-14-2011
20110167567Dye Transfer Inhibition Composition - A composition comprises a fibre material. The fibre has been treated by reaction with a molecule having the following formula:07-14-2011
20100115708Laundry System Having Unitized Dosing - Compositions, articles and methods are provided for supplying fabric care benefits to clothing or fabrics in an automated washing machine and by manual washing. The fabric care compositions preferably have less than about 5% detergent surfactants, more preferably less than 3%, even more preferably less than 1% and are most preferably free of detergent surfactants. Similarly, the fabric care compositions preferably have less than about 5% fabric softener actives, more preferably less than 3%, even more preferably less than 1% and are most preferably free of detergent surfactants. The laundry articles can take a variety of forms in a variety of physical states all of which will rapidly dispense a unitized amount of one or more selected fabric care agents to a wash and/or rinse bath solution during the laundering process under a variety of conditions. The invention also pertains to laundry kits that contain a variety of such articles and instructions concerning their use Likewise, methods for preparing a customized laundry solution to obtain a specific fabric care benefit selected based on the user's personal preferences and/or the fabric care needs of the fabrics being laundered are also provided. Further, the present invention also concerns methods for assisting a consumer in identifying the unitized articles to be used in preparing a laundry solution that will impart desired fabric care benefits as well as merchandising displays for dispensing the articles, assembling customized laundry kits and instructing the consumer on the selection and use of laundry articles.05-13-2010
20120144601METHOD OF OPERATING A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - A method for treating laundry in a clothes dryer having a rotating drum defining a treatment chamber that includes applying a treating chemistry.06-14-2012
20120144600METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDISTRIBUTING AN IMBALANCE IN A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - An apparatus and method for detecting an imbalance in the laundry load and effecting a redistribution of the imbalance by reducing the rotational speed of the treating chamber such that part of the load may redistribute while part of the load remains satellized, without ceasing rotation, and increasing the rotational speed back to a spin speed after redistribution.06-14-2012
20110099732CONTROL METHOD OF A LAUNDRY MACHINE - A laundry machine and a control method thereof are provided in which laundering ability may be improved while also improving efficiency and noise/vibration. The laundry machine employs a plurality of drum motions by varying drum rotational speed, drum rotational direction, and drum starting and stopping point, to provide different motion of laundry items in the drum.05-05-2011
20090293202Washing Machine Comprising a Controllable Water Supply and Method for Operating a Washing Machine of this Type - A washing machine with a controllable fresh water intake for at least two detergent chambers which are located inside a housing of a detergent flushing device and which have an outlet for water or the mixture of detergent and water which opens onto a bottom surface of the housing which is inclined towards an outlet connection for a detergent supply line to the tub of the washing machine in which a laundry drum is mounted at least approximately horizontally, the washing machine comprising partial surfaces into which the bottom surface of the housing is divided, the partial surfaces including inclinations differing from the horizontal, the inclinations being differently directed to at least one of the other partial surfaces and each partial surface is assigned to at least one detergent chamber and includes an outlet connection in a lowest region of the partial surface.12-03-2009
20110179587Detergent Dispensing and Pre-Treatment Cap - A detergent dispensing cap for pre-treating a stained fabric. The cap can have a pour volume sized and dimensioned to provide for a unit dose of the detergent composition. A portion of the cap can be provided with surface irregularities for scrubbing a stain.07-28-2011
20110179585Detergent Dispensing and Pre-Treatment Cap - A detergent dispensing cap for pre-treating a stained fabric. The cap can have a pour volume sized and dimensioned to provide for a unit dose of the detergent composition. A portion of the cap can be provided with surface irregularities for scrubbing a stain.07-28-2011
20110179583TREATMENT OF NON-TRANS FATS, FATTY ACIDS AND SUNSCREEN STAINS WITH A CHELATING AGENT - The invention relates to methods and compositions for treating non-trans fats, fatty acids and sunscreen stains with a chelating agent. The invention also relates to methods for reducing the frequency of laundry fires with a chelating agent.07-28-2011
20110185515SPRAY RINSING METHOD INTENDED FOR WASHING MACHINES - The machine has a drum with a perforated wall capable of receiving a load of clothes, a motor for rotating the drum at variable speeds, and a spraying device capable of introducing liquid into the drum. The method includes performing an impregnation with an amount of liquid by several spraying steps for spraying the liquid on the load of clothes while the drum rotates at a medium rotational speed sufficient to keep the load of clothes stationary with respect to the rotating drum but insufficient to extract liquid out of the load of clothes by the centrifugal force generated, and performing, between every two of the spraying steps, a tumbling step for tumbling the load of clothes at a low rotational speed less than 1 G. After the impregnation, a centrifugation at a high rotational speed is performed.08-04-2011
20110185513APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING UNBALANCED LOADS IN A WASHING MACHINE - An apparatus and techniques for detecting unbalanced load in a washing machine are provided. A clothes basket containing a load of clothing and rotatable about an axis is accelerated. As the clothes basket passes a first predetermined rotational speed, one of power and torque applied to the clothes basket is limited. It is determined whether the clothes basket accelerates from the first predetermined to a second predetermined rotational speed within a predetermined time. Failure to reach the second predetermined rotational speed within the predetermined time signifies an out-of-balance condition as to the load of clothing. No resonance of the machine lies between the first and second predetermined rotational speeds. In another aspect, a similar technique can be employed, with or without limiting power or torque, wherein a resonance does lie between the first and second predetermined rotational speeds.08-04-2011
20110185512STEAM CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD OF DRUM WASHING MACHINE - A steam control device and method of a washing machine are disclosed. The steam control method includes determining whether an instruction of course washing with steam is input; opening a water supply valve to supply water into a steam generator if the instruction of course washing is input; detecting a temperature of water supplied to the steam generator using a temperature sensor; and checking a water supply time to corresponding to the detected water supply temperature and supplying water to the steam generator for the water supply time.08-04-2011
20110185511CLOTHES TREATING APPARATUS WITH LIQUID SUPPLY UNIT - A washing-drying system and a water supply controlling method, the system comprising: a first main body configured to perform washing; a second main body installed at one side of the fist main body and configured to perform drying; water supply lines formed both in the first and second main bodies; and a water supply controlling unit configured to control an open or closed state or a connected or disconnected state of the water supply lines, wherein warm water and cold water respectively supplied from warm water source and cold water source both existing outside the system flow through the second main body to thusly be supplied into the first main body, whereby wastewater having high temperature generated after drying or dehumidifying laundry can be used for warm water washing, so as to save water required for the warm washing, and also to reduce energy consumed to generate warm water.08-04-2011
20110154580WASHING METHOD AND WASHING MACHINE - Provided are a washing method and washing machine. In the washing method, an eco-rinsing process where a drum rotates in a state where at least a portion of laundry is pressed against the inner wall of the drum and wash water is sprayed into the drum is performed. A spinning process where the spraying of the wash water is stopped and the wash water is removed from the laundry by accelerating the drum is performed. Here, at least a portion of the laundry remains pressed against the wall of the drum in the eco-rinsing process and the spinning process.06-30-2011
20100024135COMPOSITION CONTAINING AN ESTERIFIED SUBSTITUTED BENZENE SULFONATE - A detergent composition comprising an esterified substituted benzene sulfonate, a hydrogen peroxide source, a soil suspending polymer, and an organic catalyst.02-04-2010
20100017969Sulfonated Estolide Compositions Containing Magnesium Sulfate and Processes Employing Them - Formulations of sulfo-estolides, sulfo-estolide derivatives and salts of sulfo-estolides that contain magnesium ions are described. Methods of manufacture and the various applications and/or processes of utilizing magnesium ion containing formulations of sulfo-estolides, sulfo-estolide derivatives and salts of sulfo-estolides are disclosed. Detergent formulations, such as laundry detergents, softeners, and other materials, containing any of these materials are disclosed. Laundry methods employing these formulations are also disclosed. These formulations are useful as laundry detergents and can be biodegradable, heavy duty liquids, 2×, 3×, 6×, or higher concentrates, low foaming, and/or effective in a high efficiency washing machine. Methods for laundering fabrics with the compositions are also disclosed.01-28-2010
20120144598LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE WITH BALANCING SYSTEM - A laundry treating appliance having a drum, defining a treating chamber, with a lifter and a balancing system having at least one balancing ring and a reservoir located in the lifter and a liquid supply system fluidly coupled to the reservoir. Liquid may be supplied to the ring and to the reservoir through the ring to offset an imbalance in a laundry load located within the drum.06-14-2012
20080209645Surface Treatment Compositions Comprising Saccharide-Siloxane Copolymers - A surface treatment composition comprising at least one saccharide-siloxane copolymer having a saccharide component and an organosiloxane component and linked by a linking group, wherein the saccharide-siloxane copolymer has a specified formula and the surface treatment composition is adapted to provide at least one benefit to a surface to which it is applied, is provided. Dispersions and emulsions comprising the saccharide-siloxane copolymer, and treatment compositions comprising the emulsions and/or dispersions are also provided. The invention further provides methods and articles of manufacture comprising the inventive compositions.09-04-2008
20110099731CONTROL METHOD OF A LAUNDRY MACHINE - A laundry machine and a control method thereof are provided in which laundering ability may be improved while also improving efficiency and noise/vibration. The laundry machine employs a plurality of drum motions by varying drum rotational speed, drum rotational direction, and drum starting and stopping point, to provide different motion of laundry items in the drum.05-05-2011
20110131736SHADING COMPOSITION - The present invention provides a laundry treatment composition comprising a cationic azine dye.06-09-2011
20090188055SULFONATED ESTOLIDES AND OTHER DERIVATIVES OF FATTY ACIDS, METHODS OF MAKING THEM, AND COMPOSITIONS AND PROCESSES EMPLOYING THEM - Sulfo-estolides and methods of making them are described. Useful methods include acid side bleaching, partial hydrogenation of the fatty acid, pretreatment of the fatty acid to provide color inhibition, acid side hydrolysis of the sulfo-estolides, or conversion of SHP to an essentially fully hydrolyzed product (HSHP) or a partially hydrolyzed product (PHSHP). Detergent formulations, such as laundry detergents, softeners, and other materials, containing any of these materials are disclosed. Laundry methods employing these formulations are also disclosed. These formulations are useful as laundry detergents and can be biodegradable, heavy duty liquids, 2× or 3× and up to 6× concentrates, low foaming, and/or effective in a high efficiency washing machine. Methods for laundering fabrics with the compositions are also disclosed.07-30-2009
20090126122Removing the Silicone Coating From Coated Fabrics and Airbags - Removing the Silicone Coating from Coated Fabrics and Airbags The invention relates to a process for removing silicones present on fibers, yarns or textile sheet materials (substrates) wherein an aqueous preparation is allowed to act on the substrates, and then the thus treated substrates are rinsed to remove the residual silicone, characterized in that said preparation contains from 0.5 to 10% by weight of surface-active quaternary ammonium compounds and from 0.5 to 5% by weight of alkali hydroxide, respectively based on the aqueous preparation. The process is suitable, in particular, for the recovery and recycling of fibrous material and silicones from airbags or coated fabric scraps from the ready-making of airbags.05-21-2009
20120144599METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING THE EXTRACTION DURATION IN A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - A method and apparatus for monitoring a characteristic of the motor for use in determining the duration of the extraction phase of the cycle of operation in a laundry treating appliance.06-14-2012
20120036651DILUTE FABRIC CARE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING THICKENERS AND FABRIC CARE COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN THE PRESENCE OF ANIONIC CARRY-OVER - The present invention relates to fabric care compositions that comprise thickeners and the use of fabric care composition in high anionic surfactant conditions.02-16-2012
20120036650LAUNDRY MACHINE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - The laundry machine includes a cabinet (02-16-2012
20120304395AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL FOR A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - A method for controlling the operation of a laundry treating appliance that includes alternately supplying hot and cold water to maintain the temperature of the mixed water to a preset temperature.12-06-2012
20120304397UNDERARM STAIN REMOVER COMPOSITION - There is herein described a composition which is used to partially or completely remove underarm stains from clothing, specifically the armpit region of clothing.12-06-2012
20120304398THIOPHENE AZO CARBOXYLATE DYES AND LAUNDRY CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THE SAME - This application relates to thiophene azo carboxylate dyes for use as hueing agents, laundry care compositions comprising such dyes that may serve as hueing agents, processes for making such dyes and laundry care compositions and methods of using the same. The aforementioned dyes contain a formally charged moiety and are generally comprised of at least two components: at least one chromophore component and at least one polymeric component. Suitable chromophore components generally fluoresce blue, red, violet, or purple color when exposed to ultraviolet light, or they may absorb light to reflect these same shades. Such dyes are advantageous in providing a hueing effect, for example, a whitening effect to fabrics, while not building up over time and causing undesirable blue discoloration to the treated fabrics. Such dyes are also generally stable to bleaching agents used in laundry care compositions.12-06-2012
20120304400Cleaning Apparatus and Method - The invention provides an apparatus and method for use in the cleaning of soiled substrates, the apparatus comprising: (a) housing means (12-06-2012
20120304394Method and Apparatus for Cleaning Delicate Textiles - The invention concerns an apparatus for cleaning delicate textiles, comprising a motorized and rotating drum housed in a fluid tight basket, at least a water inlet and a fluid outlet, at least a first container for a first chemical composition, and a heating means. According to the invention, the first container is appropriate to contain a warm mixture of water and the said first chemical composition, the apparatus comprises at least a conduit cooperating with a circulating means for mixing and circulating the said warm mixture between said first container and said circulating means, a means for injecting or spraying said mixture into said drum and over dry textiles, said circulating means having an inlet for said warm mixture and at least an outlet cooperating with at least a first end of a conduit opening at its second end into the drum. The invention further relates to a method implemented by such an apparatus.12-06-2012
20120304399SURFACTANT RATIO IN DYE FORMULATIONS - The present invention provides shading formulation of enhanced effectiveness by using different types of surfactants in specific ratios.12-06-2012
20120304396OVERNIGHT CYCLE FOR HORIZONTAL AXIS CLOTHES WASHER - A method and modified clothes washer provides for an overnight dry cycle. A standard washer is modified to draw air from external to the housing, direct the air into the tumbling drum, and remove the air with a blower to exhaust from the housing during an extended drying period overnight. By selecting this option, the consumer need not move the clothes from the washer to the dryer.12-06-2012
20110107524DELIVERY PARTICLE - The present application relates to benefit agent delivery compositions comprising a material selected from the group consisting of agglomerates comprising chelant and an encapsulated benefit agent; agglomerates comprising an encapsulated benefit agent having a shell comprising chelant; agglomerates comprising an encapsulated benefit agent having a core comprising chelant and combinations thereof, and processes for making and using such benefit agent delivery compositions.05-12-2011
20130198968FUNCTIONAL ADDITIVES FOR CLEANSING COMPOSITIONS - Functional additives for cleansing compositions exhibiting enhanced anti soil-re-deposition and/or dye transfer inhibitory properties comprising polymers in the form of homopolymers, copolymers or terpolymers synthesized from at least one hydrophobic monomer. Examples of hydrophobic monomers include N-vinyl caprolactam, vinyl acetate, vinyl esters, acrylated glycols, methacrylamide, C1 to C12 alkyl- and C1 to C12 dialkylacrylamide, C1 to C12 alkyl- and C1 to C12 dialkylmethacrylamide, C1 to C12 alkyl aery late, C1 to C12 alkyl methacrylate, 4-butyl phenyl maleimide, octyl acrylamide.08-08-2013
20120060301CONTROL METHOD OF WASHING MACHINE - Disclosed herein is a control method of a washing machine which minimizes damage to laundry to be washed. The control method includes executing a washing cycle to wash laundry to be washed by supplying wash water, dissolving detergent in wash water and washing the laundry, executing a rinsing cycle to rinse the laundry by draining wash water, spin-drying the laundry, and rinsing the laundry, and executing a spin-drying cycle to spin-dry the laundry by draining wash water and spin-drying the laundry, wherein the dissolving of the detergent is carried out at a water level lower than a predetermined reference water level.03-15-2012
20110314616WASHING MACHINE OUT OF BALANCE DETECTION - A method of operating a washing machine to detect unbalanced loads has been developed. The method includes operating a motor to rotate a tub holding a load at a first rotational rate that is below a threshold rotational rate, identifying a mass of the load, operating the motor to rotate the tub at a second rotational rate that is above the threshold rotational rate, identifying a power applied to the motor to continue rotation of the tub at the second rotational rate, obtaining an out of balance mass value from a memory with reference to the power applied to the motor, second rotational rate, and identified mass, identifying a maximum rate for the tub with reference to the out of balance mass value, and operating the motor to rotate the tub at a rate that is less than or equal to the maximum rate.12-29-2011
20120204356MACHINE CLEANING METHOD - An automatic dishwashing or automatic textile washing method includes the step of dispensing a cleaning-agent presentation form into the interior of an automatic dishwasher or textile washing machine from a cartridge located in the interior of the automatic dishwasher or textile washing machine. The cleaning-agent presentation form includes a liquid cleaning-agent preparation A having a pH (10% solution in H08-16-2012
20080276380Methods for Treating a Laundry Item - A process for treating a soil on a laundry item before it is washed, which comprises contacting the soil with a laundry cleaning product having an enclosing wall and containing a composition in the form of a powder, said composition comprising an active agent selected from the group consisting of a surfactant, a bleach or a mixture thereof, the wall being permeable to water and to components dissolved therein.11-13-2008
20120110747Mobile Terminal Controlling Washing Machine, Method Of Operating The Mobile Terminal, Washing Machine, And Method Of Operating The Washing Machine - The present invention relates to a mobile terminal capable of displaying recommended washing machine operation information to control a washing machine, a method of operating the mobile terminal, a washing machine capable of operating the recommended washing machine operation information, and a method of operating the washing machine.05-10-2012
20100031450Liquid Washing Or Cleaning Agent With A Flow Limit - Liquid, transport- and storage-stable washing or cleaning agents with a flow limit are described which contain a photocatalytic material and a thickening system. The washing or cleaning agents enable textile cleaning, care, finishing, softening and/or conditioning using light with a wavelength in the range from 10-1200 nm. They likewise enable cleaning of hard surfaces using light in the wavelength range from 10-1200 nm.02-11-2010
20110154582METHOD FOR GENTLY AFTERTREATING DYED TEXTILES - A process for aftertreating dyed and/or printed textiles to remove excess portions of colorants comprises utilizing an aqueous formulation comprising at least one graft copolymer having a hydrophilic main chain and also surfactants.06-30-2011
20110154581POLYOL OXIDASES - The present invention provides compositions and methods for producing a polyol oxidase in micoroorganisms, and the use of polyol oxidases in cleaning compositions. The invention includes cleaning compositions that contain combinations of two or more POx oxidases, and cleaning compositions that contain combinations of two or more POx oxidases and a perhydrolase. In particular, the invention provides methods for expressing polyol oxidases in bacterial hosts for use in detergent applications for cleaning, bleaching and disinfecting.06-30-2011
20120005841METHOD OF DETECTING AN OFF-BALANCE CONDITION OF A CLOTHES LOAD IN A WASHING MACHINE - An off-balance detection method comprises a plurality of off-balance detection schemes that utilize wash basket speed to detect an off-balance load condition at speed ranges that span the entire spin cycle and include speeds corresponding to natural frequencies of a mass comprising a wash tub and a wash basket. The schemes can be used alone or in combination with one or more of the other schemes. The off-balance detection method can further comprise a power limiting method to prevent motor overload when an off-balance condition is present.01-12-2012
20120005840WASHING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A washing machine and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The washing machine includes a rotating washing tub in which laundry is placed and a motor to rotate the washing tub. The method for controlling the same includes performing primary rotation of the motor, detecting a primary laundry amount on the basis of the primary rotation of the motor, supplying, if the detected laundry amount is equal to or greater than a predetermined laundry amount, a predetermined amount of water or water corresponding to a predetermined water level to the washing tub in such a manner that the laundry becomes wet, performing secondary rotation of the motor, and detecting a secondary laundry amount on the basis of the secondary rotation of the motor. Thus, the washing machine correctly detects the amount of laundry.01-12-2012
20120204355MACHINE CLEANING METHOD - A dishwashing or textile washing method for dispensing a cleaning-agent into a dishwasher or textile washer comprises: (1) providing a cleaning-agent presentation form comprising (a) a preparation B comprising at least one bleach activator; and (b) a preparation D comprising at least one bleaching agent, in a multi-chambered cartridge; (2) dispensing sub-quantity b of B such that the quantity of B remaining is at least two times the sub-quantity b dispensed; and (3) dispensing a sub-quantity d of D such that the quantity of D remaining is at least two times the sub-quantity d dispensed.08-16-2012
20120017379OZONE LAUNDRY SYSTEMS AND RELATED METHODS - Ozone laundry systems and related methods are shown and described. In one embodiment, an ozone laundry system includes a washing machine; an ozone generator, a Venturi-injector, a secondary injection device, and an ozone control system (OCS). The washing machine may have a vented drum for holding laundry and a liquid wash bath, and include a plurality of operational configurations. The OCS may be configured to provide ozone to the Venturi-injector when the washing machine is in the fill configuration, and provide ozone to the secondary injection device when the washing machine is in the wash configuration. The result is a system that is able to maintain ozone at a high level for a duration.01-26-2012
20120011661LAUNDRY TREATMENT APPLIANCE - A laundry treatment appliance has a laundry treatment apparatus with a rotatably mounted laundry drum held in a housing such that it can move. The laundry treatment apparatus has an electric motor for driving the laundry drum, a control system for actuating the electric motor, a vibration sensor for detecting a vibratory movement of the laundry treatment apparatus, and a vibration-damping apparatus for damping a vibratory movement. The vibration-damping apparatus has at least one controllable vibration damper which can be actuated in dependence on the vibratory movement of the laundry treatment apparatus for changing the vibration-damping properties of the vibration damper. The control system, in the event of a malfunction in a power supply system, actuates the electric motor such that the electric motor generates electrical energy from a rotary movement of the laundry drum and makes it available to the control system.01-19-2012
20120011663WATER CONDUCTING HOUSEHOLD DEVICE HAVING DESALINATION DEVICE AND RELATED METHOD - Apparatus for treating laundry as the items to be washed includes a container for the items to be washed. The container is in fluid communication with a water supply system. Connected to the water supply system is a desalination apparatus for producing desalinated water having a conductivity of less than 200 μS/cm, with the desalination apparatus being constructed as an ion exchanger. A reservoir is connected to the desalination apparatus for storing water with a higher salt concentration for later use.01-19-2012
20120011662CONTROL AND WASH CYCLE FOR ACTIVATION AND DEACTIVATION OF CHEMISTRY IN THE WASH BATH OF AN AUTOMATIC WASHER - A control for an automatic washer to operate the washer through a wash cycle determined based upon various soils and stains in the substrate load to be washed with a wash liquor in a wash zone of the washer. The control has a plurality of stain/soil type entrées, which can be at least one of selected and detected, and cleaned with a particular wash cycle. The control has dispensing control over at least one wash liquor additive. The control has operational control over activators and deactivators for members of the additives group. The control has operational control over the particular wash cycles using the dispensing control to dispense additives to the wash liquor at selected times during the wash cycle and operating the activators and deactivators at selected times during the wash cycle.01-19-2012
20120011660WASHING MACHINE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A washing machine and a control method thereof are disclosed. The present invention relates to a washing machine, more specifically, to a washing machine that is able to the amount of rinsing water used in a rinsing course.01-19-2012
20120011659Washing machine and control method thereof - A washing machine operates in stand by for a predetermined time, under the condition that rinse water is not drained during first rinsing out of a plurality of rinsings constituting a rinsing cycle of the washing machine, so as to allow contaminants in the rinse water to settle, performs partial drainage to drain a part of the rinse water is performed, when the predetermined time has elapsed, and performs second rinsing by supplying an amount of water equal to that of the drained rinse water, when the partial drainage has been completed.01-19-2012
20130198969WASHING MACHINE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A washing machine includes a drum, a water supply device, and a controller. The drum accommodates laundry, and the water supply device supplies water to the inside of the drum. The controller controls supply of water so that water is supplied into the drum from when rotational speed of the drum reaches a first predetermined speed, is decelerated and reaches a second predetermined speed, to when the rotational speed of the drum reaches to a third speed more than the second speed and less than the first speed, in a spin-drying cycle.08-08-2013
20130198970CONTROL METHOD OF LAUNDRY MACHINE - A method of controlling steam supply in a laundry machine. The control method includes heating a predetermined space within a duct in communication with a tub and/or drum of the laundry machine to a higher temperature than a temperature of the other space within the duct, directly supplying water to the heated predetermined space to generate steam, supplying air flow towards the heated predetermined space so as to supply the generated steam into the tub, and judging the amount of water supplied during the supply of water based on a temperature increase rate within the duct for a predetermined time.08-08-2013
20100287710PERFUME SYSTEMS - The present application relates to polymer assisted perfume delivery systems and consumer products comprising such perfume delivery systems, as well as processes for making and using such perfume delivery systems and consumer products. The delivery systems, disclosed herein expand the perfume communities' options as such delivery systems can provide variations on character and desired odor profiles.11-18-2010
20120060302METHOD FOR TREATING LAUNDRY AND SUITABLE LAUNDRY TREATMENT DEVICE FOR CARRYING OUT SAID METHOD - In a method for applying a treatment composition to a laundry item in a laundry treatment device having a rotatably mounted drum and a water supply, water is added to the laundry item in a first rotation step of the drum to set a pre-determined residual moisture content. A treatment composition is sprayed onto the laundry item with the aid of the water supply in a second rotation step of the drum, when the drum is rotated at a rotary speed which is equal to or greater than a centrifugal adhesion rotary speed.03-15-2012
20120060300Method for Washing and Washing Machine - A washing machine includes an outer tub and an inner tub rotatably provided in the outer tub, a spray nozzle spraying wash water into the inner tub, a circulation passage connecting the outer tub to the spray nozzle, and a filter provided in series with the circulation passage. A first pump directs the wash water from the outer tub to the circulation passage and to the spray nozzle so that foreign substances suspended in the wash water can be collected in the filter. A drain passage between the filter and spray nozzle connects the outer tub to the circulation passage. A second pump directs the wash water supplied to the circulation passage through the drain passage such that the wash water passes through the filter in a reverse direction and thus the foreign substances collected in the filter are exhausted out of the washing machine together with the wash water.03-15-2012
20120060299WASHING MACHINE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING WASHING MACHINE - A method of controlling a washing machine is provided. A first laundry load is first detected based on a rotational property of a pulsator. A second laundry load is detected based on a property that varies in accordance with a vertical load applied from a tub. Finally, it is determined if laundry loaded in the drum is in a dry state or a wet state by comparing the first laundry load with the second laundry load.03-15-2012
20120151695CONTROL METHOD OF LAUNDRY MACHINE - The patent application discloses a control method of a laundry machine provided with a balancer. The method includes decreasing a speed of a drum (06-21-2012
20120151691CONTROL METHOD OF LAUNDRY MACHINE - A control method of a laundry machine is disclosed. The control method of a laundry machine comprising a balancer includes a step configured to determine an irregular vibration region of the laundry machine and a balancing step implemented at least one time before a rotation speed of a drum enters the irregular vibration region, while the rotation speed is passing the irregular vibration region and after the rotation speed passes the irregular vibration region.06-21-2012
20120151687CONTROL METHOD OF LAUNDRY MACHINE - The control method of a laundry machine comprises re-performing a laundry distributing step in case unbalance generated in a front portion of a drum is sensed in at least one step of an accelerating step and a unbalance sensing step.06-21-2012
20120151685CONTROL METHOD OF LAUNDRY MACHINE - The patent application discloses a control method of a laundry machine provided with a balancer. The method includes a balancing step of at least one time for rotating a drum (06-21-2012
20120151694CONTROL METHOD OF LAUNDRY MACHINE - A control method of a laundry machine is disclosed. The control method of a laundry machine comprising a balancer includes a step configured to determine an irregular vibration region of the laundry machine and a balancing step implemented at least one time before a rotation speed of a drum enters the irregular vibration region, while the rotation speed is passing the irregular vibration region and after the rotation speed passes the irregular vibration region. 06-21-2012
20120151693CONTROL METHOD OF LAUNDRY MACHINE - A control method of a laundry machine is disclosed. The control method of laundry machine having a drum, a front balancer provided with a front portion of the drum and a rear balancer provided with a rear portion of the drum includes accelerating the drum and rotating the drum at a constant speed of a predetermined rotation speed for a predetermined time period, the predetermined rotation speed allowing that perpendicular displacement at the front portion of the drum is different from that at the rear portion of the drum.06-21-2012
20120151692CONTROL METHOD OF LAUNDRY MACHINE - A control method of a laundry machine is disclosed. The control method of a laundry machine provided with a balancer includes balancing step performed at least three times in a spinning cycle. According to the control method of the present invention, noise of the laundry machine can be reduced effectively when the spinning cycle is carried out.06-21-2012
20120151690CONTROL METHOD OF LAUNDRY MACHINE - The control method of a laundry machine is disclosed. The control method of a laundry machine includes a step configured to rotate a drum in an RPM band belonging to a transient region and higher at a predetermined acceleration inclination less than a preset minimum drum speed acceleration inclination of the spinning cycle for a predetermined time period.06-21-2012
20120151689CONTROL METHOD OF LAUNDRY MACHINE - A control method of a laundry machine is disclosed. The control method of a laundry machine comprising a circulating step configured to circulate water inside the tub to re-supply the water to the tub, the circulating step implemented in a heating step.06-21-2012
20120151684METHOD OF LAUNDERING FABRICS AT LOW TEMPERATURE - The present invention relates to a method of laundering fabric comprising the step of contacting a laundry detergent composition to water to form a wash liquor, and laundering fabric in said wash liquor, wherein the wash liquor has a temperature of above 0° C. to 20° C., and wherein the laundry detergent composition comprises greater than 1 wt % detersive surfactant and other detergent ingredients.06-21-2012
20120151683LIQUID WASHING OR CLEANING AGENT HAVING A POLYMER PREVENTING GRAYING - The invention relates to the use of an anionic polymer in a liquid washing or cleaning agent for inhibiting graying when washing and/or cleaning textile web materials, and acrylic acid homopolymers comprising liquid washing and cleaning agents.06-21-2012
20110067185WASHING METHOD AND WASHING MACHINE - A washing method and a washing machine are provided. Wash water is drained from a tub prior to initiating a main spinning process, and wash water is supplied into a drum to decrease the volume of the laundry which is increased by the draining. Therefore, it is possible to effectively reduce the volume of laundry and thus to improve the mobility of the laundry. Then, a main spinning process is performed by spinning the drum at high speed.03-24-2011
20120151686CONTROL METHOD OF LAUNDRY MACHINE - A control method of a laundry machine is disclosed. The control method of a laundry machine having balancer includes determining at least one of a drum acceleration point and an acceleration inclination in a transient region passing step (S210) based on an unbalance amount.06-21-2012
20120151688CONTROL METHOD OF LAUNDRY MACHINE - A control method of a laundry machine is disclosed. The control method of a laundry machine comprising a balancer includes an unbalance sensing step, wherein the unbalance sensing step recognizes an unbalancemaximum value and an unbalanceminimum value of an unbalance wave and the unbalance sensing step determines an average value of the two unbalance maximumvalue and unbalanceminimum value to be of the unbalance generated in a drum provided in the laundry machine.06-21-2012
20110094044PASTE-LIKE DETERGENT FORMULATION COMPRISING BRANCHED ALKOXYLATED FATTY ALCOHOLS AS NON-IONIC SURFACTANTS - The invention relates to a hydrous, paste-like cleaning or detergent composition comprising an emulsion having an aqueous phase and an oil phase, the composition comprises based on the whole concentrate 1 to 50 wt-% of one or more alkalinity source, 1 to 60 wt-% of a guerbet alcohol ethoxylate of the formula R04-28-2011
20110088172LAUNDRY TREATING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A laundry treating apparatus includes a cabinet, a tub provided in the cabinet, a drum rotatably provided in the tub for receiving laundry, a gasket provided between the cabinet and the tub, a plurality of spray nozzles provided at a lower part of the gasket for spraying wash water upward into the drum, and a pump for pumping wash water to the spray nozzles.04-21-2011
20120117736THIOPHENE AZO DYES AND LAUNDRY CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THE SAME - This application relates to thiophene azo dyes for use as hueing agents, laundry care compositions comprising such thiophene azo dyes, processes for making such thiophene azo dyes, and laundry care compositions and methods of using the same. The thiophene azo dyes contain a formally charged moiety and are generally comprised of at least two components: at least one chromophore component and at least one polymeric component. Suitable chromophore components generally fluoresce blue, red, violet, or purple color when exposed to ultraviolet light, or they may absorb light to reflect these same shades. These thiophene azo dyes are advantageous in providing a hueing effect, for example, a whitening effect to fabrics, while not building up over time and causing undesirable blue discoloration to the treated fabrics. The thiophene azo dyes are also generally stable to bleaching agents used in laundry care compositions.05-17-2012
20120117735SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF DETECTING IMBALANCE OF A LAUNDRY MACHINE - A system and method of using a fluid flow sensor for detection of load imbalance in a laundry machine. The invention includes a laundry machine, wherein the laundry machine includes a housing; a tub disposed in the housing; a drum rotatably disposed in the tub; a motor to rotate the drum; an outflow orifice at substantially the lowest point of the tub; a pump for draining the tub of water during a dewatering phase; and an outflow line between the outflow orifice and the pump. The system further includes a fluid flow sensor disposed inline with the outflow line, wherein the fluid flow sensor senses fluid flow rate variation within the outflow line; and a controller adapted to measure motor speed variation and/or fluid flow rate variation, wherein the controller initiates an imbalance routine when a threshold value of variation in motor speed or fluid flow rate is exceeded.05-17-2012
20120159717CONTROL METHOD OF LAUNDRY MACHINE - Control methods of a laundry machine are disclosed. One of them is a control method of a laundry machine comprising a water supplying step configured to drive the drum of the machine in scrub motion when water is supplied to the tub of the machine. Another control method of the laundry machine comprising a washing cycle with at least one water supplying step configured to drive the drum in a predetermined time period after water supply to the tub starts or after the water level reaches a predetermined value.06-28-2012
20120124756CONTROLLING METHOD OF WASHING MACHINE - The present invention relates to a method for controlling a washing machine which is provided with a drum motion for rotating a drum having laundry introduced thereto in a preset direction by using a motor. The method includes the steps of an observing motion performed before the drum motion is preformed, and an acceleration motion performed in succession to the observing motion.05-24-2012
20120124755BASKET WASH - A laundry appliance or washer for washing an associated laundry item includes a housing and an integrated agitator/basket assembly received in the housing. A drive assembly is operatively associated with the agitator and the basket for activating movement of the agitator and the basket in unison.05-24-2012
20120210518CONTROL METHOD OF WASHING MACHINE - A control method of a washing machine determines the amount of laundry placed in a drum, verifies whether the measured amount of laundry is accurate, and sets control data in the washing machine based on the verified amount of laundry. Also the control method of the washing machine corrects control data set according to the amount of laundry based on kind of the laundry classified according to absorptance of the laundry.08-23-2012
20120210517PERFECT GYM TOWEL - Perfect Gym Towel is a multi-purpose towel to be used during exercise activities. More specifically, the Perfect Gym Towel comprises one side having a fabric sheet for absorbing sweat of a user and a second side comprising an anti-bacterial barrier to be placed on gym equipment during exercise activities or when resting the gym towel during periods of non-use. The antibacterial barrier comprises a rubber-based material, such as an artificial elastomer comprising a polymer, providing a resistant surface. These layers in combination create a usable towel with a water resistant barrier to protect the user from contaminates like germs, sweat, and solvents that are left behind on gym equipment (by other users) which can be absorbed into a traditional gym towel. Perfect Gym Towel is a towel option that can be appreciated by virtually all gym-goers for its cleanliness and protection that the product affords.08-23-2012
20100017968Operating method of washing machine - An operating method of a washing machine capable of efficiently washing and sterilizing laundry with a relatively large amount of contaminants is disclosed. The operating method of a washing machine which includes a tub for storing washing water, a drum for accommodating laundry, and a steam generator that is supplied with water for generating steam separately from the washing water to supply steam to the laundry, the operating method including performing a primary rinsing operation for rinsing the laundry to discharge contaminants having a relatively large size to prevent a secondary contamination due to the contaminants having a relatively large size, performing a steam washing operation for supplying steam to steep the contaminants in water and sterilize the laundry while operating the drum, and performing a main washing operation for removing the contaminants and dissolving protein through high-temperature washing water containing a detergent while operating the drum.01-28-2010
20100205753WASHING MACHINE AND WASHING METHOD - A washing machine and associated washing method are provided. The washing machine may include a cabinet, a drum rotatably installed in the cabinet, and a spray nozzle provided inside the cabinet to spray washing fluid into the drum. A spraying direction of the spray nozzle may be varied based on a rotation direction of the drum to improve washing performance of the washing machine.08-19-2010
20100205752METHOD FOR TREATING LAUNDRY IN A HOUSEHOLD WASHING MACHINE HAVING A FOAM-FORMING FLOAT - A household washing machine that includes a foam-promoting agent dispenser that adds a predetermined amount of a foam-promoting agent during a washing cycle, and a foam-inhibiting agent dispenser that adds a predetermined amount of a foam-inhibiting agent before the end of a rinsing cycle.08-19-2010
20120246837METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RINSING LAUNDRY IN A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - A laundry treating appliance and method for applying a bleach solution during a rinse phase of a cycle of operation. After spraying the laundry load with water to form a wetted laundry load, and a bleach solution is applied to the wetted laundry load. The bleach solution is not sprayed on the laundry load.10-04-2012
20120246836APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING A VENTURI EFFECT IN A DISPENSER - An apparatus for delivering additive into a clothes basket and cleaning remaining additive from an additive container are provided. The apparatus includes a clothes basket rotatable about an axis, a motor coupled to the clothes basket, a Venturi component, an additive container connected to a vacuum area of the Venturi component through a U-tube, a water inlet connected to the Venturi component through an inlet hose, an outlet hose connecting the Venturi component to the clothes basket, a valve controlling flow of water into the inlet hose, a valve controlling flow of water into the additive container, and a processor coupled to the motor and the valves, the processor being operative to manipulate the valve controlling flow of water into the inlet hose and the valve controlling flow of water into the additive container to deliver additive into the clothes basket and to clean remaining additive from the additive container.10-04-2012
20100175199WASHING MACHINE AND METHOD OF OPERATING SAME - A washing machine and associated washing method are provided. The method may include rotating a drum, measuring and storing a vibration level of a cabinet while increasing a rotational speed of the drum, and measuring the vibration level of the cabinet after the rotational speed of the drum reaches a target rotational speed and determining whether or not the vibration level of the cabinet is greater than a set value. The method may then include adjusting the rotational speed of the drum if the vibration level is greater than the set value so as to minimize vibration and resonance in a support surface on which the washing machine is positioned.07-15-2010
20120131753SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING IMBALANCE IN A WASHING MACHINE - Systems and methods for detecting imbalance in a washing machine are disclosed. The washing machine includes a wash basket that is rotatably mounted in a wash tub. The wash basket is rotated in the wash tub during a cleansing cycle or during a spin cycle to extract water from a wash load loaded in the wash basket. The system and methods of the present disclosure include a plurality of activators mounted to the wash basket and the sensor mounted to the wash tub. The sensor can generate an activation signal each time an activator passes in front of the sensor. The activation signals can be analyzed to determine imbalance in the washing machine.05-31-2012
20120131754BLEACHING OF FOOD STAINS - The need for a bleaching composition providing improved removal of fatty stains and red food stains, particularly during low temperature washing, can be met by incorporating an aryliminium organic bleach catalyst, an activated peroxygen source, and a bleach activator, in specific levels.05-31-2012
20120167313WASHING APPARATUS AND WASHING METHOD USING THE SAME - A washing apparatus includes an expandable and contractible wash tub and an auxiliary tank communicating with the wash tub to store wash water. Laundry in the wash tub is washed using bubbles supplied by a bubble supply device and using contraction and expansion of the wash tub.07-05-2012
20090217464DETERGENT COMPOSITION COMPRISING LIPASE - The invention provides detergent compositions comprising lipolytic enzyme variants having improved in-detergent stability. Lipolytic enzyme variants with improved in-detergent stability are obtained by substituting certain specified amino acid residues in a parent lipolytic enzyme.09-03-2009
20120159718Detergent Products, Methods and Manufacture - A water-soluble pouch suitable for use in machine dishwashing and which comprises a plurality of compartments in generally superposed or superposable relationship, each containing one or more detergent active or auxiliary components, and wherein the pouch has a volume of from about 5 to about 70 ml and a longitudinal/transverse aspect ratio in the range from about 2:1 to about 1:8, preferably from about 1:1 to about 1:4. The water-soluble pouch allows for optimum delivery of dishwashing detergent. A process for the manufacture of multi-compartment pouches and a pack to contain the pouches are also disclosed.06-28-2012
20120216353BENEFIT COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING POLYGLYCEROL ESTERS - The instant disclosure relates to compositions comprising selected polyglycerol esters and a treatment and/or care agent. The disclosed compositions may be useful in fabric care compositions, for example, detergents, fabric softening compositions and the like. Methods of making and using compositions comprising polyglycerol esters and a treatment and/or care agent are also disclosed.08-30-2012
20100287711LAUNDRY CARE APPLIANCE, AND METHOD FOR THE OPERATION OF SUCH A LAUNDRY CARE APPLIANCE - A laundry care device, wherein an operating program is selectively stored in a memory unit, wherein the operating program has operating program parameters, and wherein specific operating values of the operating program parameters are assigned to the stored operating program. The laundry care device includes a user setting element to set an adjustable variable and a control unit to automatically change at least one of the operating program parameters so as to match it to the adjustable variable set by the user setting element. The adjustable variable is an end result to be achieved with the execution of a selected operating program and at least one operating value is automatically altered as a function of the end result.11-18-2010
20120311794WASHING APPLIANCE AND METHODS OF OPERATING - An appliance for washing objects is configured to dispense a first fluid, or hot wash fluid, into a wash zone to at least a first level. The appliance is further configured to dispense a second fluid into the wash zone, wherein the first fluid and the second fluid form a fluid mixture that reaches a fill level and has a mixture temperature that is less than the temperature of the first fluid. In one embodiment, the first level is less than the fill level and the appliance, in response to the first level being reached, implements a secondary operation that facilitates cleaning of objects that are positioned in the wash zone.12-13-2012
20120167314WASHING MACHINE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A washing machine and control methods thereof to enhance washing quality, even when using eco-friendly natural soap-based detergent. Controlling a rinse water temperature based on a wash water temperature to reduce a temperature difference therebetween prevents gelation caused by natural soap-based detergent and maximizes washing quality when using this type of detergent.07-05-2012
20100050344LAUNDRY STAIN AND SOIL PRETREATMENT SHEET - A laundry stain and soil pretreatment sheet including a water soluble or water dispersible carrier layer, preferably polyvinyl alcohol, a removable separator layer, and a layer of cleaning agent composition therebetween. The separator layer is removed, the composition layer is adhered to a stain on clothing, and the clothing is laundered to treat the stain. The carrier layer dissolves or disperses during the laundering.03-04-2010
20120246835METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING A COUNTERBALANCE TO AN IMBALANCE IN A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - An apparatus and method for detecting an imbalance in the laundry load within the treating chamber and forming a counterbalance to the imbalance.10-04-2012
20100275382LAUNDRY FORMULATIONS AND METHOD OF CLEANING - Textiles are simultaneously cleaned and conditioned in aqueous laundry cleaning using detergent surfactant and non-ionic fatty amino-amide/ester fabric conditioner. The conditioner particularly includes compound(s) of the formulae (IIa), to (IId), (III), (IV) and/or (V): Formula R11-04-2010
20100275384FABRIC SOFTENING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING POLYMERIC MATERIALS - Fabric softening compositions comprising polymeric materials capable of retaining volatile perfume ingredients are disclosed, as well as methods of softening fabrics.11-04-2010
20100275383FABRIC SOFTENING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING POLYMERIC MATERIALS - Fabric softening compositions comprising polymeric materials capable of retaining volatile perfume ingredients are disclosed, as well as methods of softening fabrics.11-04-2010
20100275381Washing machine and method for controlling the same - A washing machine and a method of controlling the same are disclosed. If two washing tubs simultaneously perform the dehydration, unbalanced positions of the first and second washing tubs are checked. The method controls dehydration rotation speed or dehydration rotation direction of each washing tub to adjust a difference in unbalanced position angle between two washing tubs, thereby reducing vibration. If dehydration is performed in one washing tub, the method prevents the other washing tub performing no dehydration process from entering the dehydration process.11-04-2010
20120073062METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE BASED ON A FLOOR PARAMETER - A method for controlling the operation of a laundry treating appliance resting on a floor and having a rotatable drum defining a treating chamber that includes creating an imbalance in the drum, rotating the drum at least one predetermined speed, determining an out of balance parameter, determining a floor parameter of the floor based on the out of balance parameter, and setting at least one operating parameter based on the floor parameter.03-29-2012
20120073061LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE WITH CLEANING SYSTEM FOR RESIDUAL TREATING CHEMISTRY - A method and apparatus for at least partially removing residual treating chemistry on an interface between a removable treating chemistry reservoir and a dispensing system of a laundry treating appliance.03-29-2012
20110099727METHOD FOR WASHING AND WASHING MACHINE - Provided is a method for washing laundry in a washing machine, wherein the washing machine includes a tub and a drum disposed inside the tub, the method comprising: supplying wash water mixed with detergent into the tub and spraying wash water changed to whirling water without detergent into the drum; circulating the wash water and rotating the drum, thereby the wash water soaking the laundry; and rotating the drum containing laundry soaked in the wash water.05-05-2011
20120186028Leather Cleaner - Liquid leather cleaner is used for shoes, handbags, and many other leather products. The liquid solution is placed in a plastic bottle with a label attached to the bottle. The bottle also comprises a spray unit and a cap. Sodium hydroxide, Ethylbenzyl, and Ammonium Chloride are the ingredients of the leather cleaning solution. As for the method of using the product, shake the leather cleaning bottle before it is sprayed on the surface to be cleaned. Then a clean cotton cloth or paper towel is used to wipe dry.07-26-2012
20120255129METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR LAUNDRY CLEANING - A sheet for delivery of cleaning substances, including a fabric substrate having a detergent portion and a detergent impregnated into the detergent portion up to the saturation point of the fabric substrate. The sheet may further include a pre-treating portion and a pre-treating solution impregnated into the pre-treating portion up to the saturation point of the fabric substrate. The detergent may further include naturally derived compounds such as plant based hydrocarbons and oleo alcohol ethoxylates.10-11-2012
20100192310METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE GENERATION OF SUDS IN A WASHING MACHINE AND A WASHING MACHINE SUITABLE THEREFOR - A washing machine includes a program controller for controlling a program sequence, a drum rotatably supported in a tub, a liquor drain system on a floor of the tub, a liquor drain pump, a drive motor for driving the drum, a heater, a sensor for determining an amount of liquid or of suds in the tub that sense a hydrostatic pressure, a time gradient of the hydrostatic pressure, and/or a guide value in the tub or the drum, and a switch for rotating and stopping the drum and for increasing the speed of the drum if the hydrostatic pressure is less than a predetermined value and for decreasing the speed of the drum if the hydrostatic pressure is more than another predetermined value.08-05-2010
20100299845Hand Fabric Laundering Method - An improved laundering method for hand washing fabrics such as clothes, curtains, sheets, tablecloths, etc. includes the steps of providing a laundering system, adding water to a wash basin, dispersing the laundry detergent in a wash basin, adding a fabric to the wash basin, forming a wash liquor by combining the water and the laundry detergent, soaking the fabric in the wash liquor for a washing time period of from about 30 minutes to about 12 hours to form a soaked fabric, removing the soaked fabric from the wash liquor, removing wash liquor from the soaked fabric, dispersing the rinsing composition in water in a rinse basin to form a rinse solution, adding the soaked fabric to the rinse solution, soaking the soaked fabric in the rinse solution for a rinsing time period of from about 1 minute to about 1 hour to form a rinsed fabric, removing the rinsed fabric from the rinse solution, removing rinse solution from the rinsed fabric, and drying the rinsed fabric. The laundering system contains a laundry detergent and a rinsing composition. The laundry detergent is suitable for overnight soaking containing therein a bactericide and retards bacterial growth upon soaking a bacteria-contaminated fabric in a wash liquor for 6 hours at 25° C.12-02-2010
20120227189LAUNDRY APPLIANCE - A laundry machine configured to supply a first amount of water to the wash tub wherein a wash plate can be oscillated such that clothes items directly above and in contact with the impeller are frictionally dragged in a oscillatory manner with the wash chamber while continuing to oscillate said wash plate, an additional supply of water is added to said wash tub such that as cloth items lost frictional engagement with the wash plate, the cloth items continue to move along an inverse toroidal rollover path at higher water levels.09-13-2012
20090089937METHOD OF WASHING A TEXTILE PRODUCT - There is provided an excellent method of washing a textile product in a treating method using a treating apparatus of the type, such as a liquid current treatment apparatus that treats a textile product by circulating the treating liquid, which washing method is capable of completely or substantially completely removing oligomer, dyeing residues or the like and is unlikely to cause insufficient washing or excessive washing. A method of washing a textile product includes a high-temperature treating step of treating a textile product by loading the textile product in a treatment tank, and bringing a treating liquid circulating the inside and outside of the treatment tank into contact with the textile product while heating the treating liquid to a high temperature by an indirect heat exchanger disposed in a portion of a circulation passage of the treating liquid; and a liquid replacement washing step of gradually supplying a washing water into the treatment tank while gradually discharging the high-temperature treating liquid from the treatment tank, during which the high-temperature treating liquid to be discharged is directly heat exchanged with the washing water to be supplied, and lowering the liquid temperature within the treatment tank to a predetermined temperature while making the amount of the high-temperature treating liquid equal to the amount of the washing water to be supplied, thereby keeping the amount of liquid within the treatment tank constant, in which an optimum value of the temperature gradient in the liquid replacement washing step is previously set, so that the actual temperature gradient is brought at or close to the optimum value by heating or cooling the treating liquid by the indirect heat exchanger.04-09-2009
20080301883BOOSTING CLEANING POWER OF DETERGENTS BY MEANS OF A POLYMER - Textiles are washed by a method comprising contacting the textile with a cleaning composition comprising a copolymer comprising styrene, methacrylic acid, hydroxyethyl methacrylate, and methyl acrylate.12-11-2008
20120260434METHOD FOR THE WET-TREATMENT OF ITEMS OF LAUNDRY - The invention makes provision for the final wash liquid from the washing device to be separated from the items of laundry in a water-removal device, specifically together with a large portion of the final wash liquid bound in the items of laundry. The items of laundry are then rinsed in the water-removal device. Following this, the rinse liquid is routed away from the items of laundry. The final wash liquid and the rinse liquid are temporarily stored in separate storage tanks and returned to the subsequent wash process in a deliberate manner. A mixture of at least a portion of the final wash liquid and the rinse liquid is fed particularly to the prewash zone in order to prewash the next batch of items of laundry.10-18-2012
20100325814LAUNDRY CARE COMPOSITIONS WITH THIAZOLIUM DYE - The present invention relates to thiazolium dyes, laundry care compositions comprising one or more thiazolium dyes, processes of making such dyes and laundry care compositions and methods of using same. The dyes, compositions and methods of the present invention are advantageous in providing improved hueing of fabric, including whitening of white fabric, while avoiding significant build up of bluing dyes on the fabric.12-30-2010
20100325813CONTROLLED BENEFIT AGENT DELIVERY SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a benefit agent delivery system that can, when directly applied to a substrate, provide a longer benefit term than when a benefit agent alone is applied to said substrate. Typical benefit agents include perfume raw materials such as perfume aldehydes and ketones.12-30-2010
20100325812Rinse Added Aminosilicone Containing Compositions and Methods of Using Same - The instant disclosure relates to rinse-added fabric care compositions containing aminosilicones, a deposition aid, and microcapsules, wherein the composition has improved deposition of the microcapsule and/or improved release of the encapsulated agents. In one aspect, the microcapsule is a perfume microcapsule, and the composition has an improved freshness effect. Methods of making and using the compositions are also disclosed.12-30-2010
20110119838WASHING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A washing machine in which the poor heat-resistant laundry is sufficiently wet so that a plurality of water curtain layers are formed at the laundry, thereby preventing the laundry from being stained and damaged when the laundry contacts the steam. According to the present invention, cold water is supplied simultaneously with injection of the steam so that the real temperature of the steam contacting the surfaces of the laundry is lowered, thereby preventing the laundry from being stained and damaged when the laundry contacts the steam.05-26-2011
20110119837Washing Agent That Is Gentile on Textiles - Reduction of damage to textiles caused when bleach active catalysts are used when washing the textiles, without influencing bleaching performance. The invention relates to a method for washing textiles in the presence of a peroxygenated bleaching agent and a bleach boosting transition metal complex, wherein the method is carried out when water hardness is between 0° dH-3° dH.05-26-2011
20120260433METAL BLEACH CATALYSTS - Metal bleach catalysts that are complexes of a transition-metal and a dioxo ligand, cleaning compositions comprising such metal bleach catalysts, and methods of using such metal bleach catalysts, are described herein.10-18-2012
20120317729CLOTHES TREATMENT APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A clothes treatment apparatus (12-20-2012
20110225741CONTINUOUS BATCH TUNNEL WASHER AND METHOD - A method of washing fabric articles in a tunnel washer includes moving the fabric articles from the intake of the washer to the discharge of the washer through first and second sectors that are a pre-wash zone. In the pre-wash zone, liquid is counter flowed in the wash interior along a flow path that is generally opposite the direction of travel of the fabric articles. The fabric articles are transferred to a main wash zone, and a washing chemical is added to the main wash zone. At about the same time, counter flow is reduced or stopped. The main wash zone can be heated as an option. After a period of time (for example, between about 20 and 120 seconds) counter flow is resumed or increased. In the wash zone, this is considered an intermediate rinse. After the wash zone(s), the increased counter flow after chemical treatment amounts to a pre-rinse. This pre-rinse ensures that the fabric articles are substantially free of soil or the majority of any soil and substantially free of chemicals when they are transferred to an extractor for final removal of excess water. A final rinse (second rinse) is conducted during extraction of excess water.09-22-2011
20120297554RANDOM TUMBLING WASHING MACHINE WASH CHAMBER FOR IMPROVING CLEANING WHILE MINIMIZING MECHANICAL DAMAGE TO CLOTHES - Methods and apparatuses consistent with the present invention provide for improved cleaning while minimizing mechanical damage to clothes in automatic washer cycles using time-varying wash chamber oscillations. An automatic washer has a wash chamber with a central axis and is rotatable about the central axis. Items are loaded into the wash chamber. Wash liquid is supplied into the wash chamber. The wash chamber is oscillated about the central axis by time-varying oscillations.11-29-2012
20120297552PRETREATMENT CUP - The present invention relates to a pretreating device, and method, that is intuitive for the customer, ensures good penetration of the liquid laundry detergent composition into a stain, particularly greasy stains, and is suitable for washing delicate fabrics, particularly at low temperatures.11-29-2012
20120297551WATER-SOLUBLE UNIT-DOSE POUCH COMPRISING CHELANT - The present invention contemplates a water-soluble unit-dose pouch, comprising at least a first compartment wherein the first compartment comprises a powder composition, and wherein the powder composition comprises an oxygen bleach source and between 2% and 20% by weight of the water-soluble unit-dose pouch of a salt of citric acid. It also contemplates methods of using the pouch in a fabric washing machine.11-29-2012
20120079665FAMILY 44 XYLOGLUCANASES - The present invention relates to xyloglucanases belonging to family 44 of glycosyl hydrolases and having a relative xyloglucanase activity of at least 30% between pH 5 and pH 8 are derived from the genus 04-05-2012
20120079664METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A CYCLE OF OPERATION IN A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - A method for controlling a laundry treating appliance having a treating chamber for treating laundry may provide a wash liquid including an enzyme into the treating chamber to effect an enzymatic reaction having at least one constituent product, monitor the concentration of the at least one constituent product, and alter the control of the laundry treating appliance in response to the concentration reaching a plateau.04-05-2012
20110252573Small clothing item device and method - A device including a substantially rectangular bag having a front panel with two sides and a rear panel with two sides, the front panel being joined to the rear panel about the periphery thereof to form a closed bag; a centrally-located closure means disposed on the front panel along the length of the bag; and a plurality of interior compartments, each of the interior compartments being formed by securing a portion of the front panel to a corresponding portion of the rear panel is provided, in addition to methods for using the devices.10-20-2011
20110265272LAUNDRY ARTICLE HAVING CLEANING AND CONDITIONING PROPERTIES - The invention discloses a laundry article used for both cleaning and conditioning fabrics comprising a water-insoluble nonwoven substrate and coated thereon into at least one zone each a detergent composition and a fabric conditioning composition. The fabric conditioning composition comprises a quaternary ammonium cationic surfactant, an alkoxylated fatty alcohol and a fatty acid.11-03-2011
20120317730LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE WITH BIOFILM TREATING CYCLE - A laundry treating appliance having a rotatable treating chamber and configured to determine the presence of an over-sudsing condition.12-20-2012
20100229312CLEANING METHOD - A method of cleaning a polyester load in a professional laundry machine the method comprises subjecting the load to main-wash, rinse and optionally pre-wash cycles and wherein the method comprises the step of contacting the load with an aqueous wash liquor containing a detergent composition comprising a silicone suds suppressor.09-16-2010
20120278996WASHING MACHINE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A washing machine which improves performance of balancers, and a control method thereof. The washing machine includes a drum accommodating laundry and rotated by rotary force transmitted from a drive source, balancer housings mounted on the drum, each of the balancer housings including a disc-shaped channel formed therein, balancing modules movably disposed in the channels of the balancer housings, vibration sensors to sense unbalance applied to the drum during rotation of the drum, position sensors to sense the positions of the balancing modules, and a controller controlling movement of the balancing modules to positions to compensate for the unbalance sensed by the vibration sensors.11-08-2012
20120324653PRODUCT FOR PRE-TREATMENT AND LAUNDERING OF STAINED FABRIC - A product for pre-treatment and laundering of fabric having a stained portion. The product comprising a pourable aqueous detergent composition and a dispensing cap. The cap can have a pour volume sized and dimensioned to provide for a unit dose of the detergent composition. A portion of the cap can be provided with surface irregularities for scrubbing a stain.12-27-2012
20120324652SOLID CONCENTRATED FABRIC SOFTENER COMPOSITION - A solid fabric softening composition is disclosed which includes a quaternary ammonium fabric softening compound which is stabilized to form a solid with a mixture of a water soluble organic salt and a medium to long chain carboxylic acid. This stabilizing combination has been shown to effectively form a solid quaternary ammonium based fabric softening composition with up to as much as 70% by weight of quaternary ammonium compound. The formulations are stable at typical storage temperatures of up to 110° F. and provide fabric softening similar to and even superior to other traditional liquid formulations.12-27-2012
20120324654METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING MOTOR, WASHING MACHINE, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE WASHING MACHINE - A method and apparatus for controlling a motor, a washing machine, and a method of controlling the washing machine that efficiently calculate an amount of laundry within a drum are provided. The method of controlling a washing machine that calculates an amount of laundry housed within a drum rotating by a motor, the method includes: accelerating the drum from a first rotation speed to a second rotation speed by enabling the motor to apply torque to the drum in a predetermined direction and decelerating the drum from the second rotation speed to the first rotation speed by enabling the motor to apply torque to the drum in an opposite direction; and calculating the laundry amount from the sum of currents applied to the motor at the accelerating of the drum.12-27-2012
20120090101IMPELLER TYPE ROLL MODE WASHING METHOD AND WASHING MACHINE ADOPTING THE METHOD - A rolling mode washing method using pulsator and a washing machine using the method are disclosed. The method performs several times of lifting and dropping laundries with ribs on the two slantedly arranged pulsators, and then repeating the above process in different direction. A side auxiliary force is provided to the laundries by at least one pulsator during washing. The exchange of inner and outer laundries is significantly enhanced such that the detergency of laundries is significantly enhanced due to performing the washing process of multi-direction rolling. A rolling effect which is better than that of a drum washing machine can be achieved in an upright tub washing machine. Meanwhile, because the balance mode of upright tub washing machine is adopted, the difficulties of balance control in high speed of rotation are significantly decreased. The individual disadvantages of a drum washing machine and a pulsator washing machine can be overcome and the advantages of them can be combined by the above washing method and the washing machine, and furthermore the advantages of multi-direction rolling are achieved.04-19-2012
20120090100COMPOSITION - An aqueous composition comprises a bleach and a cationic surfactant for use as a pre-treatment composition in a laundry/fabric washing operation.04-19-2012
20120090099Control method of washing machine - A control method of a washing machine including receiving purpose data of laundry, determining an operating course based on the purpose data of the laundry, and controlling washing of the laundry according to the determined operating course. The operating course is determined by confirming a material of laundry and predicting kind and amount of contamination of the laundry based on the purpose data of the laundry, thereby performing proper washing according to the purpose of the laundry whenever washing of the laundry is performed. Further, proper washing is performed according to the kind and amount of contamination of the laundry, thereby improving utility of the washing machine. Contamination degrees of wash water and rinse water during washing and rinsing cycles are detected, and a washing time and a frequency of times of the rinsing cycle are adjusted based on the contamination degrees, thereby increasing washing efficiency.04-19-2012
20120090102ANIONIC DYE POLYMERS - The present invention provides a laundry treatment composition comprising an anionic dye-polymer.04-19-2012
20120324655PRODUCT FOR PRE-TREATMENT AND LAUNDERING OF STAINED FABRIC - A product for pre-treatment and laundering of fabric having a stained portion. The product comprising a pourable aqueous detergent composition and a dispensing cap. The cap can have a pour volume sized and dimensioned to provide for a unit dose of the detergent composition. A portion of the cap can be provided with surface irregularities for scrubbing a stain.12-27-2012
20120137448CARE COMPOSITIONS - The instant disclosure relates to methods of making compositions comprising polyglycerol esters (PGEs) and a fabric softening active. Such compositions and methods of using such compositions are also disclosed. Such compositions have a structural state designed to include a significant amount swollen lamellar bi-layers comprising a combination of a plurality of softener actives. Thus, the composition has a thermodynamically favorable state that minimizes certain drawbacks and allows additional advantages to be obtained.06-07-2012
20120137447METHOD OF OPERATING A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE CAPABLE OF SAVING LIQUID FOR REUSE - A method of operating a laundry treating appliance by capturing and reusing at least a portion of the liquid supplied during a cycle of operation.06-07-2012
20130000053LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE WITH METHOD TO REDUCE DRUM EXCURSIONS - A laundry treating appliance and method for reducing drum excursions associated with the forming a liquid inertial mass in the tub prior to an extraction phase during a cycle of operation.01-03-2013
20130000052MALODOR REDUCING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS - The present invention is directed to methods of reducing fabric malodor, comprising applying a water-soluble soil release polymer (SRP), as well as compositions comprising such polymers.01-03-2013
20130000054METHOD OF OPERATING A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE TO DETECT CONTACT BETWEEN A DRUM AND TUB - A method of operating a laundry treating appliance with a rotating drum located within a tub to detect contact between the drum and a tub.01-03-2013
20130000055CLEANING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING AMYLASE VARIANTS REFERENCE TO A SEQUENCE LISTING - The present invention relates to cleaning compositions comprising variants of an alpha-amylase and methods of treating surfaces such as textiles with aqueous liquor comprising such compositions, especially at low temperatures.01-03-2013
20100132128WATER SUPPLY CONTROL FOR A STEAM GENERATOR OF A FABRIC TREATMENT APPLIANCE USING A TEMPERATURE SENSOR - A fabric treatment appliance comprises a steam generator having a chamber configured to hold water; a supply conduit configured to transport water to the steam generator chamber; a temperature sensor configured to sense a temperature representative of the steam generator chamber at a predetermined water level in the steam generator chamber; and a controller coupled to the temperature sensor and configured to control flow of water through the supply conduit based on the sensed temperature to control the level of water in the steam generator chamber. The disclosure provides methods of water supply control that can employ the temperature sensor.06-03-2010
20110146004WASHING METHOD AND WASHING MACHINE - Provided are a washing method and washing machine. In the washing method, an eco-rinsing process where a drum rotates in a state where at least a portion of laundry is pressed against the inner wall of the drum and wash water is sprayed into the drum is performed. A spinning process where the spraying of the wash water is stopped and the wash water is removed from the laundry by accelerating the drum is performed. Here, at least a portion of the laundry remains pressed against the wall of the drum in the eco-rinsing process and the spinning process.06-23-2011
20110146003WASHING METHOD AND WASHING MACHINE - Provided are a washing method and washing machine. According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a washing method including: performing a balancing process where washing water is sprayed to a laundry loaded in the drum and the laundry is evenly distributed by repeatedly accelerating the drum, constantly maintaining a constant RPM of the drum, and reducing the RPM of the drum; and performing a laundry treating process where the drum rotates such that at least a portion of the laundry is pressed against an inner wall of the drum and the wash water is sprayed into the drum.06-23-2011
20110146001Laundry Detergent Composition Having A Malodor Control Component And Methods Of Laundering Fabrics - A detergent laundry composition comprising a malodor control component having at least one volatile aldehyde and an acid catalyst, and methods of laundry detergents are provided.06-23-2011
20110146000METHOD OF REDUCING THE OCCURRENCE OF SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION OF OIL-SOAKED ARTICLES - A method of reducing the occurrence of spontaneous combustion of oil-stained articles is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of providing an article previously contacted with oil, the oil comprising at least one cis-configured double bond in the fatty acid, providing a solution comprising lipoxygenase, applying the solution to the article for sufficient time to treat the oil wherein treating comprises allowing the lipoxygenase to alter the cis-configured double bonds in the oil.06-23-2011
20130019412Method and Apparatus for Using Steam in a Commercial Laundry Machine as an Environmentally-Friendly Replacement of Conventional Dry Cleaning or Wet Cleaning Processes - A commercial steam-cleaning laundry machine is configured to use steam instead of dry-cleaning chemicals or water as a primary cleaning agent for garments rotating in a drum of the commercial steam-cleaning laundry machine. In one embodiment of the invention, a steam injector at least partially exposed to an inner surface of the drum is configured to provide a MCU-controlled fresh steam injection into the drum during a cleaning cycle of the commercial steam-cleaning laundry machine. The fresh steam into the commercial steam-cleaning laundry machine is from an outtake of a standalone boiler system which is typically used for a variety of fabric treatment machines in a commercial laundry operation. A debris and clean steam/air separation chamber periodically or continuously separates and/or filters debris, chemicals, and/or other undesirable elements from the drum and evacuates clean or cleaned-up air and moistures to au air-out duct.01-24-2013
20130167304Drum Washing Machine - A drum washing machine is provided to automatically wash out dirt on the door of the washing machine upon an operation of the washing machine. The drum washing machine comprises a cabinet having a door unit; a tub disposed inside the cabinet, the tub being configured to store water; a drum rotatably disposed inside the tub; and a circulator for simultaneously or selectively spraying wash water into the drum and toward the door unit.07-04-2013
20120240344WASHING MACHINE FOR AUTO-ADDED WASHING AGENT BY NEGATIVE PRESSURE AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A washing machine for automatically adding the detergent by negative pressure comprises a water inlet, a detergent container and a tub. A main inflow waterway and a rinse waterway are provided between the water inlet and the tub. A dosing container which communicates with the detergent container is provided between the rinse waterway and the tub. A venturi tube is provided in the main inflow waterway. Due to venturi effect, the main inflow water stream becomes narrower and the water inflowing velocity is accelerated, so that a relative vacuum area which communicates with the dosing container is formed at the rear side of the venturi tube outlet, negative pressure is generated in the dosing container, and the detergent in the detergent container.09-27-2012
20120240342METHOD FOR TREATING LAUNDRY AND INLINE WASHING SYSTEM - A method for treating laundry and an inline washing machine that makes provision for water to be removed from the laundry selectively only in a water-removal press or in a water-removal press and a laundry centrifuge. Delicate items of laundry are subjected only to preliminary pressing in the water-removal press while water is then completely removed in the laundry centrifuge. In this way, a water-removal press can always be permanently arranged downstream of the washing machine and all the laundry, including delicate laundry, can pass through the water-removal press.09-27-2012
20080235880WASHING MACHINE - Disclosed is a washing machine, which can automatically supply a liquid detergent into a washing tub and automatically clean inner flow passages through which the liquid detergent has flown with a cleaning solution. A liquid detergent supply mechanism supplies at least one kind of liquid detergent to the washing tub, and the inner flow passages of the liquid detergent supply mechanism through which the liquid detergent has flown are cleaned with the cleaning solution supplied from outside.10-02-2008
20110232004LAUNDRY ARTICLE HAVING CLEANING AND CONDITIONING PROPERTIES - The present invention is a laundry article used for both cleaning and conditioning fabrics, which comprises a water-insoluble nonwoven substrate, coated with at least one zone each of a detergent composition and a fabric conditioning composition. The fabric conditioning composition comprises a quaternary ammonium cationic surfactant, an alkoxylated fatty alcohol, and a fatty acid.09-29-2011
20110232003IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO FABRIC CONDITIONING COMPOSITIONS - A packaged fabric conditioning product comprising a flowable fabric conditioning composition comprising 0.5-40% by weight of at least one unsaturated quaternary ammonium compound, said composition contained in bottom-dispensing packaging which comprises (i) a deformable container in which the fabric conditioning composition is stored with ullage; and (ii) a dispensing device which is located at the base of the container such that in the inverted position the flowable fabric conditioning composition is positioned beneath the ullage and above the dispensing device.09-29-2011
20080222817Stain removal system and method - A stain removal system and method for use thereof is described. A stain removal system can utilize two primary components to remove stains from fabrics: a receiving component and a cleaning solution component. The receiving component comprises a means for producing a negative pressure (or pressure differential) relative to the second component which contains a cleaning solution. Once the components are properly positioned around a stain in a fabric, a pressure differential can be used to force a cleaning solution through the stained fabric. As the cleaning solution passes through, it acts upon the stain, breaking it down or otherwise effectively removing the stain. The used cleaning solution is then contained within the receiving component for later disposal.09-18-2008
20130198972CONTROL METHOD OF LAUNDRY MACHINE - A method of controlling steam supply in a laundry machine. The control method includes heating a predetermined space within a duct in communication with a tub and/or drum of the laundry machine to a higher temperature than a temperature of the other space within the duct, directly supplying water to the heated predetermined space to generate steam, supplying air flow towards the heated predetermined space so as to transport the generated steam to the laundry, and adjusting an implementation time of the heating based on actual voltage of power supplied to the laundry machine.08-08-2013
20130174352METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPENSING TREATING CHEMISTRY IN A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - A laundry treating appliance and method for dispensing treating chemistry, where the laundry treating appliance includes a treating chamber, a single use dispenser and a bulk dispenser. Water may be supplied to the single use dispenser through a first water flow path, which directs a dose of treating chemistry dispensed from the single use dispenser into the treating chamber. Water may be supplied to the bulk dispenser through a second water flow path, which is configured to spray a dose of treating chemistry dispensed from the bulk dispenser into the treating chamber. The laundry treating appliance may determine the presence of treating chemistry within at least one of the single use dispenser and the bulk dispenser, and, based on this determination, supply water to the flow path associated with the dispenser which contains treating chemistry.07-11-2013
20130174353LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE WITH CONTROLLED RECIPROCATING MOVEMENT - A laundry treating appliance having a motor to rotate a drum about the horizontal axis of rotation and an axial drive mechanism to reciprocate the drum relative to the horizontal axis of rotation.07-11-2013
20120246839CONTROL METHOD OF LAUNDRY TREATMENT APPARATUS - A control method of a laundry treatment apparatus is disclosed. A control method of a laundry treatment apparatus configured to supply steam and/or heated air to an accommodating space accommodating laundry therein, the control method includes a water supplying/heating step supplying water to a water supplying device configured to supply steam and heating the water, a re-supplying step re-supplying water to the water supplying device, a steam supplying step heating the water inside the water supplying device and supplying steam to the accommodating space, with the laundry kept still, a cooling step cooling the accommodating space, and a drying step supplying heated air having a predetermined temperature to the accommodating space.10-04-2012
20120246838METHOD FOR REDUCING WRINKLES USING A FABRIC CARE COMPOSITION - There is provided a fabric conditioner that reduces wrinkle formation in laundered garments. There is further provided a method for reducing the occurrence of wrinkles in laundered garments.10-04-2012
20130133140FABRIC CONDITIONING COMPOSITIONS - A packaged fabric conditioning product comprising the combination of a flowable fabric conditioning and a package containing the composition, the composition comprising 0.5-40% by weight of at least one unsaturated quaternary ammonium compound, and the package comprising: (i) a closed reservoir in which the fabric conditioning composition is contained; and (ii) a pump device by which the composition is dispensed.05-30-2013
20130091635LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE WITH METHOD TO DETECT THE TYPE AND SIZE OF A LOAD - A method and a laundry treating appliance for detecting the type and size of a load prior to a cycle of operation.04-18-2013
20130111675SUSTAINABLE LAUNDRY SOUR COMPOSITIONS WITH IRON CONTROL - Linen treatment compositions and linen processes are disclosed which help to prevent iron deposition from wash water, and/or redeposition after iron containing stain (such as blood) removal by alkaline detergents. The linen treatment composition is a combination of a hydroxycarboxylic acid and an acid source, which may be organic or inorganic. The invention provides for effective iron control in a phosphorus-free formula that is also free of toxic or hazardous chemicals and includes sustainable, environmentally friendly ingredients, while still providing effective iron control.05-09-2013
20130111677Concentrated Soak Wash - The present invention relates to a method for cleaning an object comprising the steps: (a) distributing to the object a first soak solution comprising at least one surfactant and at least one enzyme followed by a first soak period wherein the concentrations of the at least one surfactant and the at least one enzyme are higher relative to their concentrations in a subsequent wash solution; (b) furthermore adding to the object water to obtain a wash solution followed by a wash period; and (c) rinsing the object; wherein said method has a wash performance corresponding to any of (i) a Relative Wash Performance (RWP) of at least 1; (ii) a Process Related Cleaning Index (PRCI) of more than 1; or (iii) a Relative Wash Performance (RWP) of at least 1 and a Process Related Cleaning Index (PRCI) of more than 1.05-09-2013
20130111676WASHING MACHINE TO PRODUCE THREE-DIMENSIONAL MOTION - A method for driving a washing machine that includes a main body, a tub disposed within the main body, a main drum rotatably mounted in the tub, a sub drum mounted in the main drum to be relatively rotatable with respect to the main drum, a driving motor, and a control unit to control operations of the driving motor includes producing a three-dimensional motion of laundry in the washing machine by moving the laundry in a circumferential direction and an axial direction simultaneously by relative motions of the main drum and the sub drum to perform the washing process while supplying washing water and detergent.05-09-2013
20130117942Cleaning Product - A detergent dispensing cartridge for use in a washing machine. The washing machine is for cleaning a soiled substrate. The treatment of the moistened substrate is with a formulation comprising a multiplicity of polymeric particles. Said formulation is free of organic solvents.05-16-2013
20130117944Clothes Treating Apparatus and Method For Controlling The Same - The present invention relates to a cloth treating apparatus and a method for controlling the same.05-16-2013
20130117945FABRIC TREATMENT APPLIANCE CONTROL PANEL AND ASSOCIATED STEAM OPERATIONS - A fabric treatment appliance capable of indicating when a fabric load is sanitized, implementing a sanitizing by modifying a predetermined operation cycle, or implementing a sanitizing cycle after the completion of a predetermined operation cycle.05-16-2013
20130125316System and a Method for Washing, Cleaning, Disinfecting and Sanitizing Laundry Using Electrolytic Cell Having Boron-Doped Diamond Electrode - The invention relates to a system and a method for washing, cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing laundry using electrolyte solution containing mixed oxidants generated in-situ using electrochemical reaction. More particularly the present invention relates to a system and a method for washing, cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing laundry at a pH between 6.5 to 10.5 and at a temperature below 50° C. using in-situ mixed oxidants generated by passing electrolyte solution through electrolytic cell having boron-doped diamond electrode.05-23-2013
20130125315METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING LOAD SIZE IN A WASHING MACHINE - A method and apparatus according to one embodiment for determining laundry load size in an automatic clothes washer includes supplying water to predetermined water levels higher than a saturate water level and determining the amount of water supplied to reach each predetermined water level from a prior water level, and determining a load size based on the determined amount of water supplied between the current predetermined water level and the prior water level.05-23-2013
20130139327TEXTILE TREATMENT COMPOSITION FOR REMOVAL OF DEODORANT STAINS - The invention relates to a textile treatment agent having an organic acid, an inorganic acid, a nonionic surfactant, and a deodorizing compound, which removes or reduces the occurrence of incrustations, discolorations, and unpleasant odors in textiles resulting from the application of deodorants.06-06-2013
20110047717CONTROL METHOD OF A LAUNDRY MACHINE - A laundry machine and a control method thereof are provided in which laundering ability may be improved while also improving efficiency and noise/vibration. The laundry machine employs a plurality of drum motions by varying drum rotational speed, drum rotational direction, and drum starting and stopping point, to provide different motion of laundry items in the drum.03-03-2011
20110209292WASHER EXTRACTOR AND METHOD - A method of washing fabric articles provides a washer extractor having a reservoir for holding fabric articles and a washing liquid. A washing liquid is pumped from the reservoir to the washer extractor interior. The ratio of pounds of washing liquid to pounds of fabric articles is about 4 to 1, plus absorbed water. Fluid is pulse flowed to the textile articles at a volume of between about 0.5 to 2 gallons (2 to 8 liters) per pound (0.45 kg) of fabric articles for a selected time interval. Washing chemicals are added to the washer extractor. Water is transmitted to the washer extractor at the rate of 0.35 to 0.6 gallons (1.33 to 2.3 liters) of water per pound (0.45 kg) of fabric articles within a selected time interval.09-01-2011
20080196170Device and Method For Washing Machine - The present invention relates to washing apparatus and washing method, more particularly, a washing apparatus of a new structure, and a washing method thereof, which enables not to leave out pieces of laundry sensing of which is not possible, or not sensed yet among pieces of laundry introduced to an inside of a drum, and which makes automatic sensing and providing properties of pieces of laundry introduced to the inside of the drum for a user to make reference in setting operation.08-21-2008
20130145562DRUM WASHING MACHINE AND WASHING METHOD THEREOF - A drum washing machine and washing method are provided. The washing machine directly sprays water to laundry inside the drum through a nozzle unit. The method includes passing some water through a detergent container and directly spraying some water to the inside of a drum through a nozzle unit such that a high concentration of detergent bubbles is generated while applying a force to the laundry. The washing machine includes a cabinet, a tub inside the cabinet, a drum inside the tub, a door on the cabinet, a diaphragm, and a nozzle unit installed so interference with the door is avoided and to receive water directly from an external source to spray water inside the drum during a washing cycle and a rinsing cycle. The nozzle unit adjusts water jetting according to a displacement of an actuator installed inside the nozzle unit.06-13-2013
20130145563WASHING MACHINE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING RINSING CYCLE - A washing machine capable of optimizing the rinsing time and the amount of rinsing water by using a conductivity sensor, and a method of controlling a rinsing cycle thereof. When the amount of detergent remaining in the rinsing water is determined to be small according to the measured conductivity, the amount of rinsing water and the rinsing time are minimized, that is, the rinsing water is alternately supplied in stages of times, the conductivity of the rinsing water is measured at the stop of the supply of rinsing water, and if the measured conductivity is below a reference value, the rinsing cycle is stopped and enters to a final-spin dry cycle, so that the water and energy is saved and the rinsing is achieved with the optimum algorithm when laundry having a little contamination and a small amount of detergent is input.06-13-2013
20130145564LAUNDRY TREATING DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A laundry treating device includes two separate laundry washing mechanisms. Methods of controlling such a laundry treating device include steps for supplying water to a first tub provided in the first laundry treating device and to a second tub provided in the second laundry treating device. The water can be supplied to the two tubs simultaneously or separately. Also, the water supply steps can be alternated. Further individual hot and cold water supply steps can include simultaneously or sequentially supplying the hot and cold water.06-13-2013
20130145565METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A DOMESTIC APPLIANCE, USING SMART METERING - A method and device for controlling a domestic appliance connected to an electric grid so as to allow smart metering, wherein electric power consumed according to different consumption tariffs is measured and the domestic appliance receives information about the availability of a currently applicable consumption tariff or a switch-off condition for preventing peak loads in the grid. The domestic appliance is operated as follows: a) when an inexpensive consumption tariff is available, the appliance is put into operation as intended, and the history of the cleaning process is continuously recorded; b) when an inexpensive consumption tariff is not available or the switch-off condition is met, the appliance is not put into operation or a previously started operation is interrupted; and c) when information about an inexpensive consumption tariff is available, the domestic appliance resumes operation, and a component of a detergent is added based on the recorded history.06-13-2013
20100306927METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING LAUNDRY - A laundry treatment method and apparatus are provided. The laundry treatment method includes (a) choosing one of a first operating course in which a set of operating conditions are determined based on the weight of laundry and a second operating course in which the operating conditions are determined based on a plurality of operating variables; and (b) treating the laundry according to whichever of the first and second operating courses is chosen.12-09-2010
20100306926Laundry Washing Machine with an Electronic Device for Sensing the Motion of the Wash Assembly Due To the Dynamic Unbalance of the Wash Laundry Drum Assembly, And Relative Operating Method - A method of sensing the motion of the wash assembly (12-09-2010
20100306925METHOD FOR THE TREATMENT OF WASHING AND PROGRAMME-CONTROLLED WASHING MACHINE SUITABLE THEREFOR - A method for treating a load of washing by sensing a quantity of liquid in an outer tub with a sensor, monitoring a signal from the sensor, wetting a washing with a quantity of water that is less than a quantity of water required to saturate the washing, rotating the drum at a first speed which is greater than a speed required to spread the washing around the drum, until a space between the outer tub and a drum is filled with suds and the suds reach the interior of the drum, and activating a heater.12-09-2010
20130152310METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING THE LIQUID FILLING IN A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - Disclosed is a method of operating a horizontal axis laundry treating appliance to correct for an error in sensing an amount of supplied liquid caused by a determined change in the attitude of an associated wash tub.06-20-2013
20130152311CONTINUOUS HIGH SPEED INERTIA DETECTION - A laundry treating appliance has a rotatable drum at least partially defining a treating chamber for receiving a laundry load for treatment according to at least one cycle of operation and operated such that the extraction of liquid from the laundry load is controlled based on the inertia of the laundry load.06-20-2013
20130152312METHOD FOR DETECTING SATELLIZATION SPEED OF CLOTHES LOAD IN A HORIZONTAL AXIS LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - A laundry treating appliance may include a rotatable treating chamber for receiving a laundry load for treatment, and a motor for rotating the treating chamber, and may be operated such that during the acceleration of the laundry load toward a satellizing speed, the satellizing of the laundry load may be detected, whereby subsequent operation of the laundry treating appliance may be controlled based on the detection.06-20-2013
20130152313SINGLE LAYER DISSOLVABLE POUCHES CONTAINING STAIN-FIGHTING AGENTS - Water-soluble, single unit pouches containing a pre-measured amount of a solid bleaching agent, bleach activating agent, and stain-fighting enzymes that can be added to a volume of water to bleach and/or deodorize laundry or a surface are provided. Water-soluble, single unit pouches containing a pre-measured amount of a solid fabric softening agent and fragrance that can be added to a volume of water to soften a material are provided. Also provided are kits including the pouches, as well as methods for using such pouches for bleaching and/or softening a material or surface.06-20-2013
20130180055METHOD OF CLEANING A CARPET SEGMENT - The embodiments of the invention relate to methods of use of an extraction cleaning machine for cleaning a carpet segment of relatively rectangular configuration defined by a first edge, a second edge and opposite side edges comprising (a) applying a liquid cleaning solution to the carpet segment in a narrow band that extends between the side edges and moves between the first and second edges and (b) applying suction in a narrow band that extends between the side edges and moves between the first and second edges. Acts (a) and (b) can be repeated and performed in a predetermined sequence to improve the cleaning effectiveness of an extraction cleaning machine.07-18-2013
20130180056BLANKET FOR HEALTH CARE USE - A medical health care blanket or fabric, formed of micro-denier fibers, e.g., polyester or other suitable polymer, has at least one raised surface, and incorporates an antimicrobial system having durable antimicrobial properties after at least 50, 100, 150, or even up to 200 industrial laundering cycles. A method of contributing to a sanitary health care environment is also described.07-18-2013
20110271460COMPOSITION FOR HOUSEHOLD CARE CONTAINING A CATIONIC NANOGEL - The present invention relates to compositions for household care which include a cationic nanogel, particularly for treating and/or modifying hard or textile surfaces. The composition particularly enables a hydrophilisation of hard surfaces, particularly useful in cleaning or rinsing operations.11-10-2011
20110308023LAUNDERING MACHINE AND METHOD - The present invention relates to laundering machine and method. The laundering machine includes a tub for holding washing water, a drum rotatably mounted in the tub, a driving unit for rotating the drum, and a control unit for carrying out a washing process such that a washing course (S12-22-2011
20130185873VERTICAL AXIS WASHING MACHINE APPLIANCE WITH FEATURES FOR APPLYING STEAM TO ARTICLES AND RELATED METHODS - The present subject matter provides a vertical axis washing machine appliance with features for applying steam to articles disposed therein. The washing machine appliance can be configured for filling a sump of the appliance with fluid and activating a pump in order to drain the sump of fluid. After the pump is activated, the washing machine appliance can be configured for submerging a heater in the appliance's sump with fluid and also starting the heater in order to heat the fluid in the sump and generate steam. Related methods are also provided.07-25-2013
20130185872METHOD TO DETERMINE FABRIC TYPE IN A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE USING MOTOR CURRENT SIGNATURE DURING AGITATION - Disclosed is a method of operating a laundry treating appliance having a treating chamber that receives a laundry load for treatment according to a cycle of operation. The method includes determining the size of the laundry load in the treating chamber; supplying a predetermined amount of liquid to the treating chamber based on the determined load size; applying mechanical energy to the laundry treating chamber by driving a clothes mover with an electric motor; determining a difference between an in-rush current to the electric motor and a steady-state current of the electric motor during the applying of the mechanical energy; and determining a laundry load type of the laundry load based on the determined difference.07-25-2013
20120005842METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING A RINSING PHASE IN A WASHING MACHINE AND WASHING MACHINE SUITABLE THEREFOR - A method, for optimizing a rinsing phase in a washing machine includes introducing rinsing liquid in a last step of the rinsing phase into an outer tub of the washing machine. A sensor detects a presence of fabric softener in the rinsing liquid to produce a signal which is compared with a reference signal to determine the presence of fabric softener in the rinsing liquid. Rinsing is executed with water only in the absence of fabric softener, or with water and fabric softener in the presence of fabric softener, with a washing kinetics reduced by at least 15% when rinsing involves water and fabric softener and including a switch-on time, duration of a reversing cycle, and rotational speed of a drum of the outer tub. Switch-on time and rotational speed are hereby each reduced by at least 20% whereas duration of the reversing cycle is increased by at least 20%.01-12-2012
20120017380WASHING METHOD AND WASHING MACHINE - A washing method and a washing machine, more specifically, to a washing method which improves a washing ability and a washing machine are disclosed. The washing method includes a laundry amount detecting step of detecting the amount of laundry loaded in a drum; and a high head motion step of dropping the laundry by braking the drum after the laundry is lifted over a half of the drum height by rotation of the drum, when the detected amount of the laundry is in a preset range.01-26-2012
20120017378Compositions for laundering and subsequently drying delicate garments without incurring any damage and methods to use them - The present invention relates to compositions and methods for wet-cleaning, in professional or household washing machine equipment, and subsequent drying in a tumbler dryer, of garments made of protein-fibers (animal based fibers) such as wool, cashmere, silk and other sensitive fibers. Using water and certain additives instead of organic solvents, these compositions enable the cleaning, including oil stains removal, and subsequent drying without incurring dimensional changes, shrinkage, surface damages, dye or color loss of dry clean only labeled garments or other delicate garments labeled for special care.01-26-2012
20130192006COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR REMOVING STAINS DERIVED FROM CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE - Provided herein is a composition and a method for removing CHG from textiles. The composition is an acid-surfactant-based composition that may be used to remove CHG from a textile that has not been exposed to chlorine subsequent to being exposed to CHG.08-01-2013
20120023678Environmentally sensitive multi-use apparatus for administering and dispensing laundry additives - Devices for delivering reusable environmentally friendly laundry additives to a plurality of wash cycles and drying cycles are provided. The devices include a container that has an inner chamber and a plurality of apertures and protrusions located on an exterior surface thereof. The apertures are configured to allow the laundry additive to leave the inner chamber and interact with clothing during a plurality of wash cycles and drying cycles. The protrusions are configured to make contact with, and soften, clothing during the drying cycles. The container is configured to receive the laundry additive by a user of the device, prior to placing the device in a first wash or drying cycle, and effectively disperse and administer said additives.02-02-2012
20120030880REDUCED SMOKING TEXTILE CARE DETERGENTS - The present invention provides compositions and methods to reduce smoking and/or haze during a heated laundry process. The compositions include a smoke reducing surfactant package and a detersive surfactant containing an amount of free alcohol. The smoke reducing surfactant package includes an anionic surfactant, an amphoteric surfactant or mixtures thereof. The surfactants are selected such that the amount of smoke or haze produced is reduced and or eliminated when garments contacted with the compositions containing the surfactants are heated to at least about 250° F. Methods of using the compositions are also provided.02-09-2012
20100000021Apparatus and Method for Laundering - A method for laundering textiles comprising washing the textiles using a cation solution; and bleaching and disinfecting the textiles using an anion solution.01-07-2010
20130198971CONTROL METHOD OF LAUNDRY MACHINE - A method of controlling steam supply in a laundry machine. The control method includes heating a predetermined space within a duct in communication with a tub and/or drum of the laundry machine to a higher temperature than a temperature of the other space within the duct, directly supplying water to the heated predetermined space to generate steam, and supplying air flow toward the heated predetermined space so as to supply the generated steam into the laundry.08-08-2013
20120066841Methods And Compositions For Dislodging Debris Particles From A Substrate - Methods are provided for making a treatment composition by loading active components into a high pressure vessel and pressurizing the high pressure vessel with carbon dioxide to reach a pressure within the high pressure vessel of about 400 pounds per square inch to about 1,070 pounds per square inch. The active components can include a protein denaturant and a surfactant, and optionally an acaricide. In one particular embodiment, this method can be used to clean a substrate, by loading the substrate into the high pressure vessel prior to pressurizing with carbon dioxide. Methods are also provided for treating a substrate to clean it from dust mites by delivering dry ice particles to the substrate, and vacuuming the substrate. Treatment compositions are also generally provided.03-22-2012
20120297553RANDOM TUMBLING WASHING MACHINE WASH CHAMBER FOR IMPROVING CLEANING WHILE MINIMIZING MECHANICAL DAMAGE TO CLOTHES - Methods and apparatuses consistent with the present invention provide for improved cleaning while minimizing mechanical damage to clothes in automatic washer cycles using time-varying wash chamber oscillations. An automatic washer has a wash chamber with a central axis and is rotatable about the central axis. Items are loaded into the wash chamber. Wash liquid is supplied into the wash chamber. The wash chamber is oscillated about the central axis by time-varying oscillations.11-29-2012
20130091636METHOD FOR DRIVING CLOTHES TO ROLL IN UPRIGHT BARREL BY USING IMPELLERS AND APPLICATION THEREOF - A method for driving laundry to roll in an upright tub with a pulsator and uses of the same are disclosed. The method makes laundry alternately but not simultaneously form at least two rolling faces in the upright tub. The rolling faces have a certain angle therebetween, laundry is performed more than one rolling on one of the rolling faces and then switched to another rolling face to be performed more than one rolling on the other rolling face. There is at least one pulsator to provide a side auxiliary force during rolling processes. The number of the pulsators driving laundry is preferably 3˜5, the number of rib on the pulsator is preferably 3˜8. The method can significantly improve cleaning performance and provide the advantage of multi-direction rolling.04-18-2013
20120084927LAUNDRY SYSTEM AND METHOD - The invention relates to a system and a method taking advantage of the cleaning effect of pressurized cleaning fluid, typically water; and in a continuous process. Accordingly, a stream of cleaning fluid is generated and applied to the laundry via one or more nozzles, as the laundry passes by the nozzles. Advantages of the laundry system and method, without limitation, may include the following: (a) the system generally saves water, time and electricity; (b) washing time depends on the size of each laundry item; (c) there is no need to accumulate laundry rather it is efficient to wash even just one or a few laundry items; (d) there is no need to sort laundry items; and (e) using high pressure water may require less or no soap, thereby causing less pollution and saving money.04-12-2012
20120084926Washing machine and control method thereof - A washing machine in which performance of a balancer is improved and a control method thereof. The washing machine includes at least one balancer housing provided with a ring-shaped channel, at least one mass body movably disposed in the channel, a confinement unit to confine the at least one mass body to the at least one balancer housing so as to allow the at least one mass body to be rotated under the condition that the at least one mass body is fixed to the at least one balancer housing, an adjustment unit to release confinement of the at least one mass body so as to allow the at least one mass body to descend due to gravity during rotation of the drum, and a control unit to control the adjustment unit so that unbalanced load is offset by the at least one mass body.04-12-2012
20130205513WASHING MACHINE HAVING A WASHING BAG - Washing machine for the washing of laundry such as clothes and textiles, which washing machine has a main part that comprises: an inlet, for supplying washing water, an outlet, for disposal of washing water, a pump, in order to pump the washing water, a connection unit for fluid tight connection of a washing bag to the main part. The washing bag has fluid tight walls and is removably connectable to the connection unit of the main part, wherein the pump is arranged to pump water and air from the washing bag in order to create a certain negative pressure inside it with respect to the surrounding atmospheric pressure and by that emptying it of washing water.08-15-2013
20130205512STATUS SENSOR FOR A CLUTCH ON A WASHING MACHINE APPLIANCE - A sensor for determining the mode or cycle of a washing machine appliance is provided. The sensor detects the position of a clutch mechanism that is used to shift a wash basket between a spin mode and a wash or rinse mode. The sensor can provide a signal to a controller of the appliance to identify the position of the clutch.08-15-2013

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