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Cage type tumbler supports, bearings or drive

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068 - Textiles: fluid treating apparatus

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20090100879TUB FOR A WASHING MACHINE WITH A BEARING HOUSING INSERTED THEREIN04-23-2009
20130025330MOTOR USABLE WITH WASHING MACHINE AND WASHING MACHINE HAVING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a motor usable with a washing machine, which includes a drive shaft to enable supply of electric power to an electric device within a drum, and a washing machine having the same. The washing machine may include a cabinet, a tub placed within the cabinet, a drum rotatably placed within the tub and configured to accommodate laundry therein, at least one electric device mounted to the drum and configured to be operable by electric power, a motor including a ring-shaped stator mounted to a rear wall of the tub and a rotor placed around the stator so as to be rotated via electromagnetic interaction with the stator, the motor being driven by an external power source, and an electric power generating device including a power-generation unit to generate electric power to be transmitted to the electric device via driving of the motor.01-31-2013
20130025331WASHING MACHINE AND BALANCER THEREOF - A washing machine capable of manipulating a balancer with a simple manipulation, and a balancer thereof, the washing machine including a rotating tub configured to accommodate a laundry while being rotatably disposed on a shaft, at least one mass mounted on the rotating tub so as to move in a circumferential direction of the rotating tub, thereby offsetting an unbalanced load of the rotating tub, at least one wire extending along the circumferential direction of the rotating tub and coupled to the at least one mass, and at least one driving unit coupled to the at least one wire and configured to rotate the at least one mass in the circumferential direction of the rotating tub.01-31-2013
20130074553WASHING MACHINE - A washing machine having a driving motor provided with a stator unit, which is formed in a shape of a ring, having a rotator unit disposed at an inner side thereof and a bearing housing configured to install the driving motor, the bearing housing fixed at a rear surface of the water tub through an insert injection molding, thereby able to maintain a stable state of being installed at the water tub.03-28-2013
20130036773DRIVING APPARATUS FOR WASHING MACHINE AND WASHING MACHINE HAVING THE SAME - A washing machine driving apparatus and a washing machine having the same, capable of minimizing the coupling structure of a clutch and a motor and including a stator provided in a shape of a ring, a rotor disposed around the stator and rotating by electromagnetic interaction with the stator, and a clutch configured to transmit a rotary force of the rotor selectively to the rotating tub and the pulsator, wherein the stator comprises a stator core, an upper insulator covering an upper portion of the stator core and a lower insulator covering a lower portion of the stator core, and wherein the upper insulator has a mounting part protruding upward from an upper side of the upper insulator such that the clutch is coupled to the upper insulator.02-14-2013
20090107186MOTOR AND WASHING MACHINE USING THE SAME - Disclosed is a washing machine which includes a tub which holds laundry, a drum which is disposed in and rotates within the tub, a stator which is fixed to the tub, and a rotor which is fixed to the drum. The rotor includes a frame, a bushing installed on the frame, a motor shaft having an end which is inserted in and fixed to the bushing, a bearing interposed between the motor shaft and the tub, and at least one guide disposed between the motor shaft and the bushing at an end of the bushing.04-30-2009
20130055771BRUSHLESS MOTOR FOR WASHING MACHINE AND DRUM-TYPE WASHING MACHINE PROVIDED WITH SAME - A brushless motor for washing machine of this invention is a motor suitable for application to a drum-type washing machine. The brushless motor for washing machine comprises a stator and a rotor. The stator includes a mounting section for fixing to a water tub, a stator core, a winding and a winding insulation material. The rotor includes a motor pulley for connection to a belt, a rotatably supported motor shaft, a rotor core and a magnet. At least one of the stator and the rotor has a mold portion formed of a resin material.03-07-2013
20120103027Washing machine - A washing machine includes a tub to contain water and a drum rotatably installed within the tub. The drum includes a cylindrical body and a front member made of resin, provided with a disc-shaped race formed therein and covering the front surface of the body. The race of the front member and a mass body in the race function as a balancer.05-03-2012
20130061641MOTOR AND WASHING MACHINE HAVING THE SAME - A motor having a structure capable of achieving a reduction in magnetic flux leakage occurring at a rotor and a washing machine, to which the motor is applied. The motor includes a stator including a plurality of stator cores arranged in a circumferential direction, and coils respectively wound around the stator cores, and a rotor rotatably arranged inside the stator. The rotor includes a plurality of rotor cores arranged in a circumferential direction of the rotor, a plurality of magnets each disposed between neighboring ones of the rotor cores such that the magnet extends in an axial direction of the rotor outwardly of upper and lower surfaces of the neighboring rotor cores, and a molded body to support the plurality of rotor cores and the plurality of magnets. The molding body includes a shaft hole, to which a motor shaft is coupled.03-14-2013
20130061640MOTOR AND WASHING MACHINE HAVING THE SAME - A motor having a structure capable of achieving an enhancement in durability and a washing machine, to which the motor is applied. The motor includes a stator including a plurality of stator cores arranged in a circumferential direction, and coils respectively wound around the stator cores, and a rotor rotatably arranged inside or outside the stator. The rotor includes a plurality of rotor cores arranged in a circumferential direction of the rotor, a plurality of magnets each disposed between neighboring ones of the rotor cores, a molded body having a bridge to support the plurality of rotor cores and the plurality of magnets, and a coupler including coupling ribs outwardly extending from an outer circumferential surface of the bridge in a radial direction of the rotor, and coupling grooves formed at inner ends of the rotor cores supported by the bridge, to receive the coupling ribs, respectively.03-14-2013
20090064728WASHING MACHINE WITH DOUBLE ROTOR TYPE MOTOR - The present invention relates to washing machines with double rotor type motors, and more particularly, to a washing machine with a double rotor type motor in which a structure for mounting a bearing housing thereof is enhanced. To achieve the object of the present invention, the present invention provides a washing machine including a tub for holding washing water, a double rotor having an outer rotor with outer magnets supported on an inside circumferential surface, and an inner rotor on an inner side of the outer rotor with inner magnets supported on outside circumferential surface, a bearing housing at a rear of the tub for supporting a rotation shaft connected to the double rotor, a cover insert molded with the tub as one body therewith, to cover an outside surface of the bearing housing, and a stator having cores with opposite surfaces arranged to face the outer magnets and inner magnets respectively, a coil wound on an outside surface of each of the cores, a molded portion insert molded to outside surfaces of the core and coil so as to be exposed to the opposite surfaces of the core, and a fixing portion extended from the molded portion and secured to the fastening portion.03-12-2009
20090113942WASHING MACHINE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A washing machine and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The washing machine includes a tub, a bearing housing having a fastening member and formed by insert-injection molding into the tub so as to expose the fastening member from the tub, and a stator mounted to the fastening member. The washing machine can maintain concentricity of the stator and permit simplification of an assembly process to reduce manufacturing costs.05-07-2009
20110283746TUB HAVING STRUCTUALLY STRENGTHENED REAR WALL AND WASHING MACHINE WITH THE SAME THEREIN - A tub having a structurally strengthened rear wall and a washing machine with the same therein are disclosed. A washing machine includes a bearing housing having a flange part and a tub injection-molded with the bearing housing inserted into a wall thereof, the wall having a recessing part and a projecting part formed on an inner or an outer surface thereof along a circumferential direction, and a circumferential rib or a radial rib formed on the recessing part.11-24-2011
20110283745TUB HAVING STRUCTUALLY STRENGTHENED REAR WALL AND WASHING MACHINE WITH THE SAME THEREIN - A tub having a structurally strengthened rear wall and a washing machine with the same therein are disclosed. A washing machine includes a bearing housing having a flange part and a tub injection-molded with the bearing housing inserted into a wall thereof, the wall having a recessing part and a projecting part formed on an inner or an outer surface thereof along a circumferential direction, and a circumferential rib or a radial rib formed on the recessing part.11-24-2011
20110283744Washing machine having balancer - A drum type washing machine, including a housing, a spin tub to hold laundry to be washed, the spin tub rotating with respect to a horizontal axis of the washing machine, and a ball balancer coupled to the spin tub to compensate for a dynamic imbalance during rotation thereof, the ball balancer including a first plastic member and a second plastic member joined to each other to define a closed internal space in which a plurality of balls and viscous fluid are accommodated, the first plastic member having an open side, and the second plastic member adapted to cover the open side of the first plastic member. The first plastic member includes a plurality of supports formed on an outer surface thereof to establish contact with the spin tub, and the ball balancer is fastened to the spin tub via a plurality of screw members.11-24-2011
20110289983Washing machine having balancer - A drum type washing machine including a housing, a rotating spin tub to hold laundry to be washed and a ball balancer coupled to the spin tub to compensate for a dynamic imbalance during rotation thereof. The ball balancer includes a first plastic member and a second plastic member joined to each other to form a closed internal space in which a plurality of balls and viscous fluid are accommodated, the first plastic member includes a first side wall, a second side wall and a connecting wall to form a three-sided annular-shaped structure having an open side, and the second plastic member is adapted to cover the open side of the first plastic member. A diameter of each of the balls is smaller than a depth of the three-sided annular-shaped structure measured from the connecting wall to a top of the first side wall.12-01-2011
20090126416STRUCTURE OF DRIVING UNIT IN DRUM TYPE WASHING MACHINE FOR COMMERICAL USE - The present invention relates to a structure of a driving unit in a drum type washing machine for commercial use, and more particularly, to a structure of a driving unit in a drum type washing machine for commercial use that is capable of at any time supplying oil to bearings fitted onto the outer periphery of a driving shaft so as to smoothly rotate the driving shaft and prevent the bearings from being damaged or broken, and is capable of immediately discharging washing water in a tub to the outside, when washing water flows to the driving unit during the rotation of the driving shaft. The structure of the driving unit in a drum type washing machine for commercial use can supply oil at any time to the interior of the driving unit through the first and second oil supply holes formed on the casing and the third packing member, thereby preventing the first and second bearings from being worn out and helping the driving shaft more smoothly rotated.05-21-2009
20110214459DRUM TYPE WASHING MACHINE - A drum type washing machine includes a cabinet, a tub fixed in the cabinet, and a drum that performs a washing process. A motor rotates the drum, a supporting device that extends from a rotation shaft of the motor to the cabinet rotatably support the drum. A buffering-and-sealing device is provided at the rear side of the tub to buffer a space between the rotation shaft and the tub and to seal the rear side of the tub. A drying device extends from one side of the tub to the other side of the tub to circulate air in the drum and to dry laundry in the drum. Thus, the size of the washing machine is reduced, the washing capacity thereof is increased, and laundry is dried by the drying device.09-08-2011
20120024019LAUNDRY MACHINE - A laundry machine is disclosed. The bearing housing and the suspensions may be distant from each other with respect to a radial direction as well as an axial direction of the shaft. As a result, the suspension unit may include a radial bracket extended radially or axial bracket extended axially.02-02-2012
20120024018FRONT LOADING WASHER FOREIGN OBJECT GUARD - A front opening horizontal axis washing machine having an outer wash tub and a rotary inner tub basket for receiving items to be laundered. The inner and outer tub have an annular gap about respective frontal portions thereof, and an annular guard is fixed to the outer tub for reducing the size of the gap. The guard has an inner lip portion that extends radially inwardly and rearwardly with respect to the front opening of the basket for defining a relatively small axial gap with a front side of the inner rotating basket for more effectively preventing migration of foreign objects between the inner and outer tubs. The inner lip of the guard has a radial clearance with the frontal portion of the inner tub that is greater than the axial gap, but recessed from sight to a user of the machine.02-02-2012
20110132042Drum type washing machine and housing thereof - A drum type washing machine including a housing having an introduction port, a door to open and close the introduction port, a locking member provided at the door, a locking device provided at the housing to lock the locking member. The locking device has a first through hole and a first support extending from the perimeter of the first through hole. The housing has a second support extending from the perimeter of a second through hole, through which the first support is inserted, to support the outside of the first support in a plane contact state. The first support is prevented from being damaged due to impact during transportation.06-09-2011
20110197637Washing Machine - A washing machine includes: a main body forming an external appearance; a tub installed at an inner side of the main body and keeping washing water in storage; a drum rotatably installed at the inner side of the tub; a rotational shaft coupled with the drum to transfer a driving force; a driving motor installed between the tub and the drum to rotate the rotational shaft; and a gasket installed between the drum and the tub and preventing leaked washing water from being introduced to the driving motor.08-18-2011
20090038349DRUM TYPE WASHING MACHINE - Disclosed is a drum type washing machine. The drum type washing machine includes a sealing member for preventing water between a tub and a drum from penetrating into a bearing for supporting a rotation shaft and a water penetration preventing unit for preventing the water between the tub and the drum from penetrating into the sealing member. Accordingly, it is doubly prevented that the water between the tub and the drum penetrates into the bearing, thereby preventing corrosion of the bearing due to the water. As a result, it is capable of preventing vibration and noise caused by the corrosion of the bearing and of stably supporting the rotation shaft with maintaining the initial performance of the bearing, thereby preventing the drum type washing machine from being out of order.02-12-2009
20080289370Washing machine fitting multiple motors and tub thereof - A tub of a washing machine capable of being commonly used for motors mounted on different positions and a washing machine including the tub are disclosed. The washing machine includes a tub which includes a first motor mounting portion to mount a direct connection-type motor thereon and a second motor mounting portion to mount a direct connection-type motor thereon, a rotary drum rotatably installed in the tub, and a motor mounted on one of the first motor mounting portion and the second motor mounting portion to drive the rotary drum. The first motor mounting portion and the second motor mounting portion are integrally formed as one body with the tub when the tub is manufactured.11-27-2008
20130118212WASHING MACHINE TO PRODUCE THREE-DIMENSIONAL MOTION - A washing machine includes a main body defining an outer appearance, 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, an outer shaft for rotating the main drum, an inner shaft for rotating the sub drum, being disposed inside the outer shaft, and a driving motor having a stator, an outer rotor connected to the inner shaft that is rotatable outside the stator, and an inner rotor connected to the outer shaft that is rotatable inside the stator, wherein the driving motor independently drives the main drum and the sub drum.05-16-2013
20130118214WASHING MACHINE TO PRODUCE THREE-DIMENSIONAL MOTION - A washing machine includes a main body defining an outer appearance, a tub disposed within the main body, a main drum rotatably mounted in the tub, and a sub drum mounted in the main drum to be relatively rotatable with respect to the main drum. The washing machine includes an outer shaft for rotating the main drum, an inner shaft for rotating the sub drum, being disposed inside the outer shaft, and a driving motor having a stator, an outer rotor connected to the inner shaft and rotatable outside the stator, and an inner rotor connected to the outer shaft and rotatable inside the stator. The washing machine also includes a spring washer inserted into a connection part of the outer shaft and the inner rotor that attenuates vibrations of the outer shaft to prevent noise and to prevent separation of the outer shaft due to the vibrations.05-16-2013
20080271499Household-Type Washing Machine with Compact Drive Motor - Household clothes washing machine comprising: a rotating drum (11-06-2008
20100139331Drum Type Washing Machine - This invention relates to a drum type washing machine including a cabinet, a tub provided in the cabinet, a drum rotatably provided in the tub, a bearing housing including a huh having a rotating shaft of the drum passed therethrough and bearings placed in a center portion thereof, a supporting portion which extends from an outside circumference of the hub integrally, and a fastening portion provided integrally with the supporting portion, a connective supporter fastened to the fastening portion for supporting the bearing housing, and a vibration attenuating device between the connective supporter and the cabinet for attenuating vibration.06-10-2010
20090178444Drum type washing machine - Drum type washing machine including a tub of plastic for holding washing water, the tub having a wall for mounting a driving unit thereto, a drum mounted on an inside of the tub, a shaft passed through the tub and coupled to the drum mounted inside of the tub, for transmission of driving force from a motor to the drum, at least one bearing for supporting the shaft, a bearing housing insert molded in the plastic tub for supporting the bearing, a stator to form the motor with a rotor, the rotor around the stator, and a tub supporter of metal between the wall of the tub and the stator, wherein the stator includes an annular helical type core having multiple layers formed by winding a steel plate having Ts and a base portion in a helix starting from a bottom layer to a top layer, an insulator insert molded with the helical type core to cover an outside surface of the helical type core for electrical insulation of the helical type core, and three fastening portions formed as a unit with the insulator projected from an inside circumferential surface of the helical type core toward a center of the stator, for fastening the stator to the tub supporter, wherein the fastening portion has a fastening hole at a center for fastening the stator to the wall of the tub with screws, thereby providing a drum type washing machine of a direct coupling type of a new structure having employed a motor for reducing factors of noise, faults, energy waste, and improving washing performance.07-16-2009
20090211312DRUM TYPE LAUNDRY MACHINE - A drum washing machine includes a tub installed in a housing to receive wash water therein, a drum rotatably installed in the tub, a rotor having a rotating shaft connected to the drum, a bearing housing having at least one bearing for supporting the rotating shaft of the rotor, the bearing housing being located at the tub, and a stator spaced apart from the rotor by a predetermined distance and directly connected to the tub.08-27-2009
20120067088APPARATUS FOR TREATING LAUNDRY - Provided is a laundry treating apparatus including a drum, a circular guide, and a panel. The drum holds laundry, has a front side and a rear side opened, and has a cross-section of a noncircular looped curve in which a distance from a rotation center is not uniform. The circular guide rotatably supports a portion of the drum in which a section curvature is uniform. The panel is provided on a front side or a rear side of the drum and supports the circular guide such that the circular guide is rotatable.03-22-2012
20090071199Washing machine - A drum type washing machine is disclosed. The drum type washing machine includes a tub mounted in a case, a drum rotatably mounted in the tub, and a tilt reduction unit for reducing the downward tilt degree of the tub and the drum when laundry to be cleaned is received into the drum. According to the present invention, it is possible to reduce the downward tilt degree of the tub and the drum, and therefore, it is possible to increase the capacities of the tub and the drum without the modification of the case.03-19-2009
20130213097WASHING MACHINE - A washing machine including a drum provided with a plurality of recess portions each provided in a polygonal pyramid recessed from one of an inner surface and an outer surface of the drum toward the remaining of the inner side and the outer side of the drum, and a plurality of through-holes configured to receive and discharge wash water, the recess portion including a polygonal side provided in a form of a polygon, and a plurality of edges extending from corners of the polygonal side to meet at a vertex of the recess portion, and the through-hole is formed through at least one of sides that form the polygonal side, thereby improving the washing performance due to the recess portion that makes a friction of the laundry with the sides of the recess portion.08-22-2013
20100212370FABRIC TREATING MACHINE - A fabric treating machine according to the present invention comprises a connector which is disposed at an outer tub and is connected to a driving part which is disposed at either the center or the off-center position of the connector optionally. Therefore, not only the direct driving motor but the indirect driving motor can be disposed without change of the outer tub and the connector. Because the common use of the outer tub is possible regardless of the connecting method of the driving part, there are the advantages that the cost is reduced and productivity and assembly are improved.08-26-2010
20100251783WASHING MACHINE WITH A DIRECT DRIVE MOTOR SYSTEM - A washing machine with a direct drive motor system including a tub, a drum rotatably mounted inside the tub, a shaft connected to the drum, and a direct drive motor comprising a rotor assembly fastened to the shaft and including magnets positioned in a circumferential direction, and a stator assembly. The stator assembly includes a plurality of magnetic cores and a disc-shaped element including a plurality of finger-shaped portions. Each of the finger-shaped portions has one of the plurality of magnetic cores secured thereto.10-07-2010
20090113943BEARING HOUSING AND WASHING MACHINE THEREWITH - A bearing housing and a washing machine including the same are disclosed. The bearing includes a bearing support supporting a bearing, a rib formed integrally with the bearing support and including a penetration part, and a flange part extending radially from the rib. The washing machine can maintain concentricity of the stator and permit simplification of an assembly process.05-07-2009
20090113941WASHING MACHINE AND ASSEMBLING METHOD THEREOF - The washing machine includes a tub, a bearing housing provided to the tub by injection molding such that a fastening part of the bearing housing is exposed to an outside of the tub, and a stator coupled to the fastening part. The washing machine suppresses generation of noise and vibration during a washing operation and has a motor firmly attached to the washing machine.05-07-2009
20090107187TUB FOR A WASHING MACHINE WITH A BEARING HOUSING04-30-2009
20090071200DRUM TYPE WASHING MACHINE - Disclosed is a drum type washing machine with a cabinet for forming an appearance; a tub fixed to an inner side of the cabinet and for storing washing water, a drum rotatably arranged in the tub for washing and dehydrating laundry, and a driving motor positioned at a rear side of the drum for generating a driving force by which the drum is rotated. The washing machine can increase washing capacity with maintaining an entire size thereof by increasing a diameter of the drum without increasing a size of the cabinet. The washing machine may include a supporting plate to rotatably support the rotational shaft, and a supporting unit to support the supporting plate, the supporting unit comprising a plurality of supporters connected between the supporting plate and the cabinet.03-19-2009
20110126596Drum and drum washing machine having the same - The drum includes a drum body provided with at least one opening, and a balance ring passing through the at least one opening and detachably connected to the drum body.06-02-2011
20130139558WASHING MACHINE - A full-automatic washing machine with a simple shaft system including a single rotating shaft to generate a composite current of wash water while having a pulsator and a drum integrally rotated during a washing cycle and a spin-dry cycle, thereby improving the washing power is provided. The washing machine includes a tub configured to store wash water, a drum disposed inside the tub, a driving apparatus to rotate the drum, and a circulating duct to guide wash water at a lower portion of the drum toward an upper portion of the drum. The drum includes a cylindrical body portion having an open upper and a lower surface, a bowl portion coupled to the lower surface of the body portion and having a center opened, and a bottom portion configured coupled to the center of the bowl portion to cover the center of the bowl portion.06-06-2013
20100206014WASHING MACHINE HAVING A GASKET - A washing machine includes a housing with a front panel defining a front opening, a tub defining a tub opening, and a drum in the tub rotatable on a rotation axis and defining a drum opening. The drum is connected to a motor defining a rotation direction. The tub opening and the drum opening define a gap enabling drum rotation while the motor is rotating the drum. The washing machine further includes a ring-shaped gasket providing a substantially waterproof seal between the front panel and the tub and including a front rim engaging the front opening, a rear rim engaging the tub opening, and a collar having a first end adjacent the rear rim and projecting radially inwardly beyond the gap to a second end. A collar thickness between the first end and the second end is not uniform around the gasket.08-19-2010
20110016929Stator of motor and washing apparatus having the same - A stator of an electric motor and a washing apparatus having the same are disclosed. The stator includes a stator core, which has a plurality of bases stacked one above another after being wound, each base having a plurality of poles formed at one side surface thereof and a plurality of notches formed at the other side surface thereof. Each base is divided into at least two parts to be assembled with one another.01-27-2011
20110000265ANCHORING SYSTEM OF COUNTERWEIGHTS FOR WASHERS AND WASHER/DRYER COMBOS - The present invention relates to an anchoring system of counterweights for washers and washer/dryer combos based on the presence of a plurality of tubular divaricable pins (01-06-2011
20090064727DRIVING APPARATUS FOR WASHING MACHINE - A driving apparatus for a washing machine is disclosed. The driving apparatus includes a tub containing washing water and provided with a drum rotatably installed therein; a double rotor comprising an outer rotor provided with magnets supported by the inner surface thereof, and an inner rotor installed at the inside of the outer rotor and provided with magnets supported by the outer surface thereof; an internal bearing fixed to the rear surface of the tub for rotatably supporting the inner portion of a drum shaft connecting the drum and the double rotor; an external bearing supporter provided with an external bearing for rotatably supporting the outer end of the drum shaft; and a stator fixed to the rear surface of the external hearing supporter so that the stator is disposed between the outer rotor and the inner rotor, and generating magnetic energy for rotating the double rotor by electrical energy supplied from the outside.03-12-2009
20090064726DRIVING APPARATUS FOR WASHING MACHINE - A driving apparatus for a washing machine is disclosed which includes a dual-motor type motor. The driving apparatus includes a tub which contains washing water, and receives a drum such that the drum is rotatable, a dual rotor which includes an outer motor including magnets supported by an inner peripheral surface of the outer rotor, the inner rotor arranged inside the outer rotor, the inner rotor including magnets supported by an outer peripheral surface of the inner rotator, a bearing housing which is formed at a rear wall of the tub in accordance with an insert molding method such that the bearing housing is integral with the tub, the bearing housing rotatably supporting a drum shaft connecting the drum and the dual rotor, a motor mounting bracket which is mounted to the rear wall of the tub, and a stator which includes a core arranged such that opposite surfaces of the core face the magnets of the outer rotor and the magnets of the inner rotor, respectively, an insulator made of an insulating material, the insulator enclosing the core, coils wound around the insulator, a molded member formed in accordance with an insert molding method to enclose the insulator and the coils such that the molded member is integral with the insulator and the coils while allowing the opposite surfaces of the core to be exposed, and a coupling member extending from the molded member, the coupling portion being mounted to the rear wall of the tub via the motor mounting bracket.03-12-2009
20110083477LAUNDRY TREATING APPARATUS - A laundry treating apparatus, e.g., washing machine, and a tub provided in the cabinet. A drum is rotatably provided in the tub for receiving laundry, and a gasket is provided between the cabinet and the tub. A plurality of spray nozzles are provided at the gasket for spraying wash water into the drum.04-14-2011
20110247375Motor for washing machine and washing machine having the same - A motor for washing machines having a first insulator of the motor which surrounds a lower portion of a stator core of a stator of the motor and includes a ring-shaped mounting unit including a plurality of connection bosses so as to mount the stator on a tub of a washing machine, and at least one heat dissipation hole is provided on the mounting unit, thereby improving a cooling effect of the stator core.10-13-2011
20110100069DRUM-TYPE WASHING MACHINE AND BEARING HOUSING STRUCTURE THEREOF - A drum type washing machine including a tub installed in a cabinet is disclosed. The drum type washing machine includes a drum performing washing, a motor rotating the drum, bearing housings having bearings to support a rotation shaft, a suspension connected to the bearing housings and the cabinet to mitigate vibration generated during rotation of the drum, a bracket installed to the bearing housings to form the rear side of the tub, and a gasket installed between the bracket and the tub to seal the tub and to prevent vibration from being transmitted from the bracket to the tub. Volumes of the tub and the drum can be easily increased without increasing the volume of the cabinet. Even when the volume of the washing machine is changed, only one of the tub and the bearing housings, which is not applicable to the drum type washing machine having the changed washing capacity, is selectively replaced. Thus parts can commonly used in various drum type washing machine having different volume.05-05-2011
20120118024SUPPORTING SUSPENSION OF A LAUNDRY MACHINE - The present invention relates to a laundry machine having a structure of suspension assembly, which buffers the vibration and supports the drum. The supporting suspension assembly includes at least three suspensions (05-17-2012
20090000340Top-Loading Drum Type Washing Machine - Provided is a top-loading drum type washing machine. The washing machine includes a cabinet having an opening through which laundry comes in and out; a tub installed at the cabinet and having an opening through which the laundry comes in and out; a drum positioned inside the tub and having an opening through which the laundry comes in and out; a door provided at the drum, and opening and closing the opening of the drum; a motor for rotating the drum; a side assembly for supporting a pivot of the drum; a buffer unit connected between the side assembly and the tub; and a suspension connected between the side assembly and the cabinet. The washing machine has an effect of positioning a maximal capacity of a drum at a cabinet of the same size.01-01-2009
20110041566DRUM-TYPE WASHING MACHINE - A drum-type washing machine is disclosed, in which bearings are received in the bearing housing assembly. The bearing housing assembly may include a support portion coupled to a motor, and a coupling portion connected to a damper bracket.02-24-2011
20110252836TUB HAVING STRUCTUALLY STRENGTHENED REAR WALL AND WASHING MACHINE WITH THE SAME THEREIN - A tub having a structurally strengthened rear wall and a washing machine with the same therein are disclosed. A washing machine includes a bearing housing having a flange part and a tub part injection-molded with the bearing housing inserted into a wall thereof, the wall having a recessing part and a projecting part formed on an inner or an outer surface thereof along a circumferential direction, and a circumferential rib or a radical rib formed on the recessing part.10-20-2011
20110113833METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A TUB SECTION FOR A WASHING MACHINE - A method of manufacturing a tub section for a washing machine, wherein the tub section has a bearing housing of a bearing. The method includes manufacturing a first pre-product having the bearing housing and a plastic cover covering a side surface of the bearing housing; manufacturing a plastic second pre-product; and joining the first pre-product and the second pre-product to form the tub section. The plastic cover of the first pre-product has a greater material strength than the second pre-product and the plastic cover of the first pre-product and the plastic second pre-product include the same base product.05-19-2011
20120031151WASHING MACHINE - The present invention is related to a washing machine which can compensate a sagged portion of a drum for preventing a portion between a tub and the drum from exposing in a state the drum holds laundry.02-09-2012
20090199599Drum type washing machine - Drum type washing machine including a tub of plastic for holding washing water, the tub having a wall for mounting a driving unit thereto, a drum mounted on an inside of the tub, a shaft passed through the tub and coupled to the drum mounted inside of the tub, for transmission of driving force from a motor to the drum, at least one bearing for supporting the shaft, a bearing housing insert molded in the plastic tub for supporting the bearing, a stator to form the motor with a rotor, the rotor around the stator, and a tub supporter of metal between the wall of the tub and the stator, wherein the stator includes an annular helical type core having multiple layers formed by winding a steel plate having Ts and a base portion in a helix starting from a bottom layer to a top layer, an insulator insert molded with the helical type core to cover an outside surface of the helical type core for electrical insulation of the helical type core, and three fastening portions formed as a unit with the insulator projected from an inside circumferential surface of the helical type core toward a center of the stator, for fastening the stator to the tub supporter, wherein the fastening portion has a fastening hole at a center for fastening the stator to the wall of the tub with screws, thereby providing a drum type washing machine of a direct coupling type of a new structure having employed a motor for reducing factors of noise, faults, energy waste, and improving washing performance.08-13-2009
20110296878LAUNDRY MACHINE - The present invention relates to a washing machine (12-08-2011
20120304704APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR ROTATING ELEMENTS IN AN APPLIANCE - An apparatus is configured to facilitate in an appliance various operating modes including a spin mode and an agitation mode in a vertical-axis washing machine. The apparatus comprise a drive system with a shaft, on which is secured engagement features, and stops that are fixed with respect to the position of the engagement features. Engagement of the engagement features and the stops couple together elements of the appliance such as an agitation device and a wash basket. In one embodiment, the stops and engagement features are distributed on different contact planes located along the shaft, thereby permitting clockwise and counter-clockwise rotation of the shaft and the engagement features through an angle of at least about 180° and up to about 680°.12-06-2012
20120096902INTEGRATED MOTOR AND CONTROL - An integrated motor and control system has an electric motor. A control controls operation of the motor. A housing substantially covers at least two sides of the control. The housing has an opening and a liquid guide for guiding liquid toward a predetermined position in the opening to prevent liquid from contacting the control. The control is mounted on at least one of the electric motor and the housing. A heat sink can be extended through the opening in the housing to cool the control. The liquid guide can facilitate natural convection over the portion of the heat sink exterior of the housing. The integrated motor and control system can suitably be used in a washing machine or other appliance where liquid may be encountered.04-26-2012
20120042698DRUM-TYPE WASHING MACHINE AND BEARING HOUSING STRUCTURE THEREOF - A drum type washing machine is provided. The washing machine may include a tub, a drum, a motor rotating the drum, bearing housings housing bearings to support a rotation shaft, a suspension connected to the bearing housings and a cabinet to mitigate vibration, a bracket coupled to the bearing housings, and a gasket installed between the bracket and the tub. Such an arrangement may allow volumes of the tub and the drum may be increased without increasing the volume of the cabinet.02-23-2012
20120060567LAUNDRY MACHINE - The patent application relates to a laundry machine comprising a drum in which laundry is to be placed, a drive assembly including a shaft (03-15-2012
20120055206DRUM-TYPE WASHING MACHINE AND BEARING HOUSING STRUCTURE THEREOF - A drum type washing machine is provided. The washing machine may include a tub, a drum, a motor rotating the drum, bearing housings housing bearings to support a rotation shaft, a suspension connected to the bearing housings and a cabinet to mitigate vibration, a bracket coupled to the bearing housings, and a gasket installed between the bracket and the tub. Such an arrangement may allow volumes of the tub and the drum may be increased without increasing the volume of the cabinet.03-08-2012
20120055205DRUM-TYPE WASHING MACHINE AND BEARING HOUSING STRUCTURE THEREOF - A drum type washing machine is provided. The washing machine may include a tub, a drum, a motor rotating the drum, bearing housings housing bearings to support a rotation shaft, a suspension connected to the bearing housings and a cabinet to mitigate vibration, a bracket coupled to the bearing housings, and a gasket installed between the bracket and the tub. Such an arrangement may allow volumes of the tub and the drum may be increased without increasing the volume of the cabinet.03-08-2012
20120006076DRUM TYPE WASHING MACHINE - A drum type washing machine has a cabinet forming an outer appearance of the washing machine, a tub fixed inside the cabinet for storing the washing water, a drum disposed in the tub and having both side surfaces supported by the cabinet to be rotatable and an inlet through which laundries come in/go out on a circumferential surface thereof, and a driving motor fixed on one side surface of the drum to rotate the drum. Washing capacity can be increased while maintaining the entire size of the washing machine by increasing a diameter of the drum without increasing the size of the cabinet, and the entire size of the washing machine can be compacted by minimizing the installation space of the driving motor.01-12-2012
20120006074DRUM-TYPE WASHING MACHINE - A drum-type washing machine is disclosed, in which bearings are received in the bearing housing assembly. The bearing housing assembly may include a support portion coupled to a motor, and a coupling portion connected to a damper bracket.01-12-2012
20120006071DRUM-TYPE WASHING MACHINE - A drum type washing machine is provided. The drum type washing machine may include a cabinet, a tub fixed to an inner side of the cabinet, a drum rotatably arranged in the tub, and a driving motor positioned at a rear side of the drum for generating a driving force that rotates the drum. The washing machine may also include a supporting plate to rotatably support a rotational shaft extending between the motor and the drum, and a plurality of supporters connected between the supporting plate and the cabinet. Such an arrangement may increase washing capacity by increasing a diameter of the drum without increasing an external size of the cabinet.01-12-2012
20120006069LAUNDRY MACHINE - Disclosed is a laundry machine having an increased wash capacity. The laundry machine includes a cabinet, a tub connected to vibration sources through a vibration transmission blocking member, a drum rotatably provided in the tub, a suspension unit to substantially damp and support the vibration sources, and ball balancers, each of which includes a race, balls contained in the race, and an oil filing the race, provided on the drum.01-12-2012
20120006075DRUM-TYPE WASHING MACHINE - A drum-type washing machine is disclosed, in which bearings are received in the bearing housing assembly. The bearing housing assembly may include a support portion coupled to a motor, and a coupling portion connected to a damper bracket.01-12-2012
20120006073DRUM-TYPE WASHING MACHINE - A drum type washing machine is provided. The drum type washing machine may include a cabinet, a tub fixed to an inner side of the cabinet, a drum rotatably arranged in the tub, and a driving motor positioned at a rear side of the drum for generating a driving force that rotates the drum. The washing machine may also include a supporting plate to rotatably support a rotational shaft extending between the motor and the drum, and a plurality of supporters connected between the supporting plate and the cabinet. Such an arrangement may increase washing capacity by increasing a diameter of the drum without increasing an external size of the cabinet.01-12-2012
20120006070LAUNDRY MACHINE - The present invention relates to a laundry machine for treating laundry. One embodied laundry machine may have an opening in the rear of the tub. A flexible material is connected between the drive assembly and the rear opening of the tub for sealing therebetween. The flexible material allows the drive assembly to move or vibrate relatively to the tub. The flexible material may be referred to as a flexible sealer.01-12-2012
20120006068LAUNDRY MACHINE - A laundry machine is disclosed. A laundry machine includes a tub (01-12-2012
20120006067LAUNDRY MACHINE - A laundry machine is disclosed. The overall weight of the vibrating system provided in the laundry machine according to the exemplary embodiment of the present invention may be reduced and the vibration of the drum may be stabilized by new means for adding weights. In addition, the front of the drum may be prevented from falling downward because of the introduction of laundry.01-12-2012
20120042699LAUNDRY MACHINE - The patent application relates to a laundry machine comprising a tub to hold water therein, a drum rotatably placed in the tub, a drive assembly including a shaft (02-23-2012
20120006066Washing machine with a removable basket - A washing machine with a removable basket that comprises a fixing structure of the tank that has a frame (01-12-2012
20120011896DRUM TYPE WASHING MACHINE - A drum type washing machine is provided. The drum type washing machine may include a cabinet, a tub fixed to an inner side of the cabinet, a drum rotatably arranged in the tub, and a driving motor positioned at a rear side of the drum for generating a driving force that rotates the drum. The washing machine may also include a supporting plate to rotatably support a rotational shaft extending between the motor and the drum, and a plurality of supporters connected between the supporting plate and the cabinet. Such an arrangement may increase washing capacity by increasing a diameter of the drum without increasing an external size of the cabinet.01-19-2012
20120011900LAUNDRY MACHINE - The present invention relates to a laundry machine having an improved supporting structure of a damper for supporting a tub (01-19-2012
20120011898DRUM TYPE WASHING MACHINE - A drum type washing machine has a cabinet forming an outer appearance of the washing machine, a tub fixed inside the cabinet for storing the washing water, a drum disposed in the tub and having both side surfaces supported by the cabinet to be rotatable and an inlet through which laundries come in/go out on a circumferential surface thereof, and a driving motor fixed on one side surface of the drum to rotate the drum. Washing capacity can be increased while maintaining the entire size of the washing machine by increasing a diameter of the drum without increasing the size of the cabinet, and the entire size of the washing machine can be compacted by minimizing the installation space of the driving motor.01-19-2012
20120011901LAUNDRY MACHINE - A laundry machine is disclosed. The laundry machine includes a tub configured to receive wash water; a drum rotatable installed in the tub, a shaft connected with the drum, a bearing housing (01-19-2012
20120011899LAUNDRY MACHINE - A laundry machine is disclosed. A laundry machine includes a tub to receive wash water, a drum rotatable placed in the tub, a shaft connected with the drum, a bearing housing to support the shaft, a tub back (01-19-2012
20120011895DRUM-TYPE WASHING MACHINE - A drum type washing machine is provided. The drum type washing machine may include a cabinet, a tub fixed to an inner side of the cabinet, a drum rotatably arranged in the tub, and a driving motor positioned at a rear side of the drum for generating a driving force that rotates the drum. The washing machine may also include a supporting plate to rotatably support a rotational shaft extending between the motor and the drum, and a plurality of supporters connected between the supporting plate and the cabinet. Such an arrangement may increase washing capacity by increasing a diameter of the drum without increasing an external size of the cabinet.01-19-2012
20120011894DRUM-TYPE WASHING MACHINE - A drum type washing machine is provided. The drum type washing machine may include a cabinet, a tub fixed to an inner side of the cabinet, a drum rotatably arranged in the tub, and a driving motor positioned at a rear side of the drum for generating a driving force that rotates the drum. The washing machine may also include a supporting plate to rotatably support a rotational shaft extending between the motor and the drum, and a plurality of supporters connected between the supporting plate and the cabinet. Such an arrangement may increase washing capacity by increasing a diameter of the drum without increasing an external size of the cabinet.01-19-2012
20120011897DRUM TYPE WASHING MACHINE - A drum type washing machine has a cabinet forming an outer appearance of the washing machine, a tub fixed inside the cabinet for storing the washing water, a drum disposed in the tub and having both side surfaces supported by the cabinet to be rotatable and an inlet through which laundries come in/go out on a circumferential surface thereof, and a driving motor fixed on one side surface of the drum to rotate the drum. Washing capacity can be increased while maintaining the entire size of the washing machine by increasing a diameter of the drum without increasing the size of the cabinet, and the entire size of the washing machine can be compacted by minimizing the installation space of the driving motor.01-19-2012
20120055207DRUM-TYPE WASHING MACHINE AND BEARING HOUSING STRUCTURE THEREOF - A drum type washing machine is provided. The washing machine may include a tub, a drum, a motor rotating the drum, bearing housings housing bearings to support a rotation shaft, a suspension connected to the bearing housings and a cabinet to mitigate vibration, a bracket coupled to the bearing housings, and a gasket installed between the bracket and the tub. Such an arrangement may allow volumes of the tub and the drum may be increased without increasing the volume of the cabinet.03-08-2012
20120055208LAUNDRY MACHINE - The present invention is for enlarging the capacity for treating laundry. Especially, without largely changing an overall size of a laundry machine, the laundry treating capacity thereof is enlarged. In an embodiment of the present invention, a gap between the tub (03-08-2012
20120060566LAUNDRY MACHINE - A laundry machine is disclosed. The laundry machine includes a tub configured to receive wash water, a drum rotatably installed in the tub, a shaft connected with the drum, a bearing housing (03-15-2012
20130118213WASHING MACHINE TO PRODUCE THREE-DIMENSIONAL MOTION - A washing machine includes a driving motor having a stator, an outer rotor connected to the inner shaft and rotatable outside the stator, and an inner rotor connected to the outer shaft and rotatable inside the stator. Stator slots, which are fixedly-installed as a coil are wound on stator teeth. The outer rotor and the inner rotor include rotor teeth, a permanent magnet and a bushing, spaced from an inner circumference of the stator and rotates centering around a rotor shaft by magnetic force. The rotor teeth includes a teeth extension portion extending from a side end of an outer circumference of the rotor teeth in a circumferential direction, a cut recess cut in a concaved manner from the outer circumference of the rotor teeth toward the center of the rotor shaft, and an insertion recess cut in a concaved manner in a radial direction from an inner circumference of the rotor teeth.05-16-2013
20110094272DRUM TYPE WASHING MACHINE - A drum type washing machine is provided. The drum type washing machine may include a cabinet, a tub fixed to an inner side of the cabinet, a drum rotatably arranged in the tub, and a driving motor positioned at a rear side of the drum for generating a driving force that rotates the drum. The washing machine may also include a supporting plate to rotatably support a rotational shaft extending between the motor and the drum, and a plurality of supporters connected between the supporting plate and the cabinet. Such an arrangement may increase washing capacity by increasing a diameter of the drum without increasing an external size of the cabinet.04-28-2011
20100095714DRUM TYPE WASHING MACHINE - A drum type washing machine is provided. The drum type washing machine includes a cabinet for forming an appearance; a tub fixed to an inner side of the cabinet and for storing washing water, a drum rotatably arranged in the tub for washing and dehydrating laundry, and a driving motor positioned at a rear side of the drum for generating a driving force by which the drum is rotated. The washing machine can increase washing capacity with maintaining an entire size thereof by increasing a diameter of the drum without increasing a size of the cabinet. The washing machine may include a supporting plate to rotatably support the rotational shaft, and a supporting unit to support the supporting plate, the supporting unit comprising a plurality of supporters connected between the supporting plate and the cabinet.04-22-2010
20120125054PNEUMATIC VARIABLE DAMPING DEVICE FOR WASHING MACHINES - A pneumatic variable damping device for attenuating the motion of a wash tub in a washing machine is disclosed. The pneumatic variable damping device includes a pneumatic cylinder defining a first chamber and a second chamber. The pneumatic cylinder includes a piston slidably mounted to the cylinder. The piston separates the first chamber from the second chamber. The pneumatic variable damping device includes a first valve coupled to the first chamber and a second valve coupled to the second chamber. The first valve and the second valve are configured to restrict the flow of pneumatic fluid from the respective chambers of the pneumatic cylinder. The first valve and the second valve can also be configured to allow the free flow of pneumatic fluid from the respective chambers of the pneumatic cylinder.05-24-2012
20110203325Washing machine having ball balancers - A washing machine having a ball balancer coupled to the drum to compensate for a dynamic imbalance during rotation of the drum, the ball balancer including a ring-shaped racer having a closed internal space in which a plurality of balls and viscous oil are accommodated, the ring-shaped racer including a first injection molded member and a second injection molded member joined to each other to form the closed internal space, the first injection molded member including a first side wall, a second side wall and a connecting wall between the first side wall and the second side wall, the first injection molded member having an open side opposite to the connecting wall, and the second injection molded member is adapted to cover the open side of the first injection molded member.08-25-2011
20130199249MOTOR AND WASHING MACHINE HAVING THE SAME - A motor includes an enhanced strength of a stator, the stator being formed with a plurality of core plates stacked one on top of another, and a rotor rotatably disposed at an inner side or at an outer side of the stator. Each core plate includes a body provided in a shape of an arc, a plurality of teeth radially extended from the body, and having a coil wound thereto, at least one first slit part formed on the body by being slit in a radial direction of the body, and at least one second slit part formed on the body by being slit in a circumferential direction of the body.08-08-2013
20110289984TUB HAVING STRUCTUALLY STRENGTHENED REAR WALL AND WASHING MACHINE WITH THE SAME THEREIN - A tub having a structurally strengthened rear wall and a washing machine with the same therein are disclosed. A washing machine includes a bearing housing having a flange part and a tub injection-molded with the bearing housing inserted into a wall thereof, the wall having a recessing part and a projecting part formed on an inner or an outer surface thereof along a circumferential direction, and a circumferential rib or a radial rib formed on the recessing part.12-01-2011
20120240637WASHING MACHINE - A structure of a driving part provided to a washing machine is disclosed. The present application provides the washing machine comprising a tub configured to store wash water therein; a drum rotatably installed in the tub and accommodating laundry therein; a driving shaft connected to the drum; at least one bearing configured to support the driving shaft; a motor mounted to an outer surface of a rear wall of the tub and connected to the driving shaft; and a bearing housing comprising a hub configured to accommodate the at least one bearing and a flange provided around the hub and coupled to a stator of the motor, the bearing housing buried in the rear wall of the tub.09-27-2012
20100089102DRUM TYPE WASHING MACHINE - A drum type washing machine is provided. The drum type washing machine includes a cabinet for forming an appearance; a tub fixed to an inner side of the cabinet and for storing washing water, a drum rotatably arranged in the tub for washing and dehydrating laundry, and a driving motor positioned at a rear side of the drum for generating a driving force by which the drum is rotated. The washing machine can increase washing capacity with maintaining an entire size thereof by increasing a diameter of the drum without increasing a size of the cabinet. The washing machine may include a supporting plate to rotatably support the rotational shaft, and a supporting unit to support the supporting plate, the supporting unit comprising a plurality of supporters connected between the supporting plate and the cabinet.04-15-2010
20110232337Bearing Assembly for Washing Machine Tubs - A bearing assembly is for a washing machine, the washing machine including a tub and a drum rotatable about a central axis. The bearing assembly comprises two bearings spaced axially apart along the central axis, a spacer disposed generally between the two bearings, and a polymeric housing. The housing includes a box-type frame molded to the bearings and to the spacer and configured to provide stiffness to the bearing assembly.09-29-2011
20110232336LAUNDRY TREATMENT MACHINE - A laundry treatment apparatus is provided comprising a cabinet having a prescribed shape; a supporter provided in the cabinet; a drum configured to rotate and provided on the supporter, the supporter supporting a circumferential portion of the drum, a cross section of the drum being a simple closed curve where first distance between a rotational axis of the drum and a first location on an inner surface of the drum is different from second distance between the rotational axis of the drum and a second location on the inner surface of the drum; and a motor to rotate the drum.09-29-2011
20130091902ROTOR FOR A MOTOR, AND A MOTOR AND AN APPLIANCE COMPRISING THE ROTOR, AND A METHOD FOR MAKING A ROTOR - A rotor for a motor comprising a frame having a hub for connecting the rotor to a shaft and a perimeter portion for interacting with a stator of the motor to cause the rotor to rotate about an axis of rotation. The frame comprises legs extending from an outer portion of the frame towards the hub, each leg having an inner end at the hub and an outer end at the outer portion of the frame, the inner ends of a first plurality of legs being spaced from the inner ends of a second plurality of legs in a direction along the axis of rotation.04-18-2013
20110219823Bearing Assembly for Washing Machine Tubs - A bearing assembly is for a washing machine, the washing machine having a tub and a drum rotatable about an axis, the bearing assembly includes first and second bearings spaced apart along the drum axis and a spacer disposed at least partially between the two bearings. A housing is connectable with the drum, configured to contain the bearings and the spacer, and includes an annular rim extending axially away from first bearing and generally coaxially about the drum axis, the rim defining a seat for a sealing element. Preferably, the housing is formed of a polymeric material and is molded to the tub.09-15-2011
20100307202WASHING MACHINE WITH A DIRECT DRIVE SYSTEM - A washing machine with a direct drive system including a tub, a drum rotatably mounted inside the tub, a shaft connected to the drum at a first end for transmission of a driving force of a direct drive motor, a coaxial support connected to a rear portion of the tub and having a first seat for a first bearing supporting a second end of the shaft opposite the drum, a stator secured to the coaxial support and having a plurality of magnetic cores, a rotor including permanent magnets and connected to the shaft, and a second bearing for supporting the shaft between the second end and the first end. The tub is made of polymeric material in which a second seat for said second bearing is co-molded.12-09-2010
20100307201WASHING MACHINE - A washing machine has a water tank and a motor for rotationally driving a load received in the water tank and performs a washing operation including a washing process, a rinsing process, and dewatering process. The motor has a stator and a rotor. The stator has a stator coil, and the rotor has a rotor magnet including a first magnet and a second magnet. The first magnet has a permanent magnet having a high coercive force, and the second magnet has a permanent magnet having a lower coercive force than the first magnet and generating easily changeable magnetic flux. In the washing process of the washing operation, the second magnet is magnetized so that the magnetic flux of the rotor magnet acting on the stator increases, and in the dewatering process, the second magnet is magnetized so that the magnetic flux acting on the stator decreases from the level in the washing process.12-09-2010
20120272690MOTOR-MOUNTED BALANCE RING FOR A WASHING MACHINE APPLIANCE - A balance ring for a washing machine appliance that is mounted onto the motor of the washing machine is provided. Because the balance ring is placed onto the motor of the washing machine rather than the wash chamber, additional space is made available for the wash chamber that can improve the load capacity of the washing machine. The balance ring can provide improved balance performance because of its additional moment length from the center of gravity relative to conventional balance rings.11-01-2012
20110302968ROLLER ASSEMBLY FOR A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE - A roller assembly for a laundry treating appliance, such as a clothes dryer, may have an axle, a wheel having a hub defining an axle opening, a tire coupled with the wheel and having an outer surface in contact with the drum, and a lubricant reservoir configured to communicate with the axle opening such that lubricant in the reservoir may lubricate the axle.12-15-2011
20120006072DRUM-TYPE WASHING MACHINE - A drum type washing machine is provided. The drum type washing machine may include a cabinet, a tub fixed to an inner side of the cabinet, a drum rotatably arranged in the tub, and a driving motor positioned at a rear side of the drum for generating a driving force that rotates the drum. The washing machine may also include a supporting plate to rotatably support a rotational shaft extending between the motor and the drum, and a plurality of supporters connected between the supporting plate and the cabinet. Such an arrangement may increase washing capacity by increasing a diameter of the drum without increasing an external size of the cabinet.01-12-2012
20120017652LAUNDRY MACHINE - The patent application relates to a laundry machine comprising a tub, a drum, a drive assembly, a housing and a suspension assembly to reduce vibration of the drum wherein distance between front and rear bearings (01-26-2012
20120017651DRUM-TYPE WASHING MACHINE - A drum type washing machine is provided. The drum type washing machine may include a cabinet, a tub fixed to an inner side of the cabinet, a drum rotatably arranged in the tub, and a driving motor positioned at a rear side of the drum for generating a driving force that rotates the drum. The washing machine may also include a supporting plate to rotatably support a rotational shaft extending between the motor and the drum, and a plurality of supporters connected between the supporting plate and the cabinet. Such an arrangement may increase washing capacity by increasing a diameter of the drum without increasing an external size of the cabinet.01-26-2012
20120017650LAUNDRY MACHINE - The present invention relates to a laundry machine for washing laundry, including a tub for holding washing water, the tub including at least one fastening means for fastening and wiring a wire harness along an outside surface thereof, a drum in the tub for holding laundry, a rotation shaft connected to a rear surface of the drum, a tubback which forms a rear side of the tub and through which the rotation shaft passes, a bearing housing for supporting the rotation shaft, a rear gasket connected between the tub and the tubback, and a suspension unit for supporting the bearing housing.01-26-2012
20120017649LAUNDRY MACHINE - The present invention relates to a laundry machine for treating laundry. One embodiment of the laundry machine may include a water supply valve, a drum (01-26-2012
20120017648LAUNDRY MACHINE - The present invention relates to a washing machine for washing laundry, including a tub for holding washing water, a drum in the tub for holding laundry, a rotation shaft connected to a rear surface of the drum, a tubback which forms a rear side of the tub and through which the rotation shaft passes, a bearing housing for supporting the rotation shaft, and a suspension unit for buffering and supporting the bearing housing, wherein the laundry machine further comprises a vibration sensor for sensing vibration of a structure supported by the suspension unit, thereby enabling to control rotation of the drum according to sensed vibration.01-26-2012
20120024020WASHING MACHINE - The patent application refers to a washing machine including a cabinet rear (02-02-2012
20120085132METHOD OF FORMING A DRUM TYPE WASHING MACHINE HAVING A DRIVING UNIT - The washing machine includes a tub mounted in a cabinet, a drum mounted in the tub, a shaft that transmits a driving force from a motor to the drum, front and rear bearings mounted on an outer circumference of opposite end portions of the shaft, a bearing housing built in a central portion of a rear wall of the tub to support the front bearing, a rotor coupled to the rear end portion of the shaft, a stator fixed to the tub rear wall inward of the rotor, and a connector of the rotor that serration coupled to the outer circumference of the shaft in front of the rear bearing so as to transmit rotating power from the rotor to the shaft. A bearing bracket may be fixed to the rear wall of the tub so as to cover an outside of the rotor and support the rear bearing.04-12-2012
20130205842SLIM-TYPE MOTOR HAVING A HEAT-DISSIPATING STRUCTURE, AND WASHING MACHINE ADOPTING A DIRECT DRIVE SYSTEM - Provided are a slim type motor having a heat radiating structure, that quickly dissipates heat generated from the inside of the motor to the outside of the motor although the motor is formed in a slim structure, by implementing the slim structure with respect to a lengthy direction of a rotating shaft and simultaneously implementing the heat radiating structure that emits heat generated from a stator as a rotor rotates in opposition to the stator in a narrow space in view of the nature of the slim structure, and a direct drive washing machine. For this purpose, the slim type motor includes: a stator in which stator cores around which coils are wound are disposed in an annular form in an annular stator support whose central portion is open, in order to emit heat generated in the inside of the motor to the outside; a rotor in which a number of permanent magnets are arranged in a back yoke mounted on a circular rotor support, to thus form an air gap with respect to the stator; and a rotating shaft that is coupled to the central portion of the rotor support and is driven by a torque of the rotor.08-15-2013

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