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20110192426METHOD FOR OPERATING A DISHWASHER - A method for operating a dishwasher comprising a washing tub for accommodating articles to be cleaned and a circulation pump for circulating a cleaning liquid within the washing tub, and wherein there is provided for a plurality of washing programs selectable by the user, said washing programs comprising a series of consecutive steps selected from filling, pre-washing, washing, rinsing, soaking, draining and drying steps. In the method suggested herein, the washing programs comprise: (a) a first washing program in which the circulation pump is operated at a nominal speed, and (b) a second washing program in which, for at least part of the program, the circulation pump is operated at a speed which is reduced with respect to the nominal speed, and in which there is provided at least one soaking step during which the circulation pump is inactive.08-11-2011
20100116296DISHWASHER HAVING DEDICATED SPRAYER FOR SILVERWARE BASKET - A method and apparatus for providing multiple spray zones to different subportions of a silverware basket within the wash chamber of a dishwasher.05-13-2010
20100071725DISHWASHER WITH LOW-TEMPERATURE FINAL WASHING - A method and apparatus for cleaning washware, in particular dishes, is provided. In the process, the washware is subjected to at least one wash process in which adhering dirt is at least largely removed. The washware is then subjected to a final-washing process which has at least two substeps. The washware is acted on by a first rinse liquid in a first substep, with the first rinse liquid containing a disinfectant. The washware is acted on by a second rinse liquid in a subsequent second substep, with the second rinse liquid comprising at least one permeate which is produced by reverse osmosis.03-25-2010
20120174951DISHWASHER WITH A MANIFOLD ASSEMBLY CONFIGURED TO ATTACH A MANIFOLD TO A DISH RACK AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - According to embodiments of the present invention, a dishwasher may include a manifold assembly including a manifold and an attachment assembly. The manifold may provide a fluid connection with a fluid supply and direct fluid from the fluid supply to a spray device. The attachment assembly may couple the manifold to a dish rack. Further, the attachment assembly may facilitate movement of the dish rack relative to the manifold between a retracted position and an extended position while maintaining the fluid connection with the fluid supply. The attachment assembly may include at least one sliding rail and a first plurality of engagement members that couple the sliding rail to the dish rack. Additionally, a second plurality of engagement members may couple the manifold and the sliding rail so as to allow movement along the sliding rail along a major axis of the sliding rail.07-12-2012
20130074875WARE WASHING SYSTEM CONTAINING CATIONIC STARCH - The present invention discloses a method of washing ware, in particular in an automatic domestic or institutional ware washing machine, using a detergent composition containing a cationic starch. This eliminates the need for a surfactant in the rinse step. The cationic starch provides a layer of cationic starch on the ware so as to afford a sheeting action in an aqueous rinse step without any added rinse agent.03-28-2013
20100043834DISHWASHER WITH A HANDLING DEVICE AT THE DISH DEPOSIT POINT - A cleaning apparatus for cleaning washware is provided. The cleaning apparatus can be used, in particular, for cleaning dishes. The cleaning apparatus can comprises at least one automatic conveyor-type cleaning machine, in particular a conveyor-type dishwasher. The automatic conveyor-type cleaning machine has at least one transportation apparatus and is designed to transport the washware through at least one cleaning zone. The cleaning apparatus also has at least one handling device, in particular a robot. The handling device can be designed to at least partly automatically pick up presented washware and transfer the washware to the transportation apparatus.02-25-2010
20100043833Controlling method of dishwasher - Dishwashers and methods of control for operation of dishwashers are disclosed. The operation of the dishwasher can include a drying cycle which uses a steam generator to supply steam to heat a washing compartment. The steam can evaporate moisture on the dishes in the washing compartment. When a condition of the dishwasher is met, such as a temperature or operation time meeting a preset value, an exhaust fan may exhaust air from inside the washing compartment. The operation of the dishwasher can improve power consumption and dry dishes more efficiently.02-25-2010
20100043832Control method for a dishwasher - The present invention is directed to a control method of a dishwasher. According to the control method of a dishwasher, an efficient drying cycle may be performed. Furthermore, because dishes are heated by using steam, energy may be conserved and a simpler structure of a dishwasher may be provided without the need for a heater for heating the air inside the washing compartment.02-25-2010
20100108102DISHWASHER WITH MIST CLEANING - A dishwasher having a liquid spraying system operable in a first mode to spray a focused stream of liquid within the wash chamber, and operable in a second mode to spray a diffused stream of liquid within the wash chamber.05-06-2010
20130068259DUAL DIRECTION, DOUBLE TIER SPRAY ARM ASSEMBLY FOR A DISHWASHING APPLIANCE - A spray arm assembly for a dishwashing appliance is provided. The assembly can provide for sprays of fluid at different angles against the articles to be cleaned. For example, the spray arm assembly can have at least two spray bodies rotatable in opposite directions. Because the fluid is sprayed from the spray bodies at different angles and from different directions, more efficient and effective cleaning can be accomplished. In certain embodiments of the invention, one or both spray bodies may be operated at any one time and/or at different flow rates.03-21-2013
20120180820DINNERWARE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH METHOD FOR CLEANING DISHWARE AND DISHWASHER EMPLOYING THE SAME - A method for cleaning dinnerware includes the steps of aligning and/or registering items to be cleaned from a standby zone, moving the items continuously from the standby zone one by one into a wash zone in a way that the items each have a cleaning posture relative to a path along which the items march, washing the items processionally by using cleaning fluid, and sorting or collecting the items in order for reuse by diners directly. The dishwasher employing the aforesaid method has functions of auto-collecting and washing the to-be-cleaned dinnerware and sorting or collecting thus obtained dinnerware, and is compact in size such that the dishwasher can be directly installed at a location in proximity to a dining area for enabling the diners to conveniently take out the newly cleaned dinnerware at any time. The dishwasher has a good cleaning efficiency and a low operating cost.07-19-2012
20100006123DETERGENT DISPENSER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD, FLOWABLE DETERGENT POWDERS, AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THE SAME - Detergent compositions of the present invention are flowable powders comprising an alkali metal salt and a builder. Optional ingredients may include an oil and/or a surfactant. The ingredients making up the detergent composition are combined into flowable powders that may be added to a wash solution. The detergent compositions may be particularly suited for use with automated metering and dispensing devices for granulated materials.01-14-2010
20130087173DISHWASHER DISPENSING SYSTEM WITH TIMED DELAY - A dishwasher includes an auxiliary dispenser assembly used in conjunction with an auxiliary spray unit, preferably to create an intensified wash zone in the washing chamber. The dispenser assembly includes a container partitioned into a prefill chamber and an additive chamber. A washing fluid inlet leads into the prefill chamber, which is also provided with a calibrated drain hole. During at least one stage of a washing operation, a portion of the washing fluid delivered to the auxiliary spray unit is diverted and forced to flow into the prefill chamber, fill the prefill chamber, overflow into the additive chamber and exit the dispenser assembly with additional washing agent. During other stages or between stages, any washing fluid entering the inlet is directed out the drain hole so as to not reach the additive chamber.04-11-2013
20090301526METHOD FOR SHORTENED CLEAR RINSE IN A DISHWASHER AND DISHWASHER ADAPTED TO CARRY OUT SUCH METHOD - A method for rinsing crockery in a dishwashing machine is disclosed. The dishwashing machine includes a circulation pump, a water heater, an upper spray arm and a lower spray arm both alternatively fed by the circulation pump. The method includes the step of heating of the rinsing circulated water up to a maximum predetermined value. The method further includes the step of interrupting the feeding of the lower spray arm when a threshold water temperature is reached so that only the upper spray arm is fed by the circulated water.12-10-2009
20120103370DISHWASHING COMPOSITION - A dishwasher detergent composition comprising from 0.05 to 7.5 wt % of a surfactant and from 0.1 to 90 wt % of a compound of Formula 1;05-03-2012
20100126530DRIP SHIELD FOR A DRAWER-TYPE DISHWASHER - A drip shield is mounted to a drawer of a drawer-type dishwasher so as to extend along an outer rear surface of the drawer and catch droplets of washing fluid falling from a lid of the dishwasher. The drip shield includes a shelf that extends between up-turned wall portions. The shelf is angled away from the tub so that any droplets of washing fluid that may fall onto the drip shield will migrate away from the drawer. The shelf is also formed such that first and second end portions are positioned higher than a central or intermediate portion. This construction forces the droplets of washing fluid to collect in a centralized drain point from where the droplets of water can be guided to a controlled location.05-27-2010
20090056763Dish washing machine - A controlling method for a dish washing machine that is capable of accomplishing an excellent washing effect while consuming a small amount of energy is disclosed. The controlling method for the dish washing machine includes; spraying a washing water mixed with detergent into a tub containing dishes, spraying washing water that is not mixed with detergent into the tub, spraying steam into the tub after the spraying of washing water that is not mixed with the detergent, and reducing the humidity of the tub.03-05-2009
20090235957Method for controlling dishwasher - A method for controlling a dishwasher is disclosed. The control method basically includes a preliminary washing operation for spraying wash water required to hydrate waste adhered to dishes, a main washing operation implemented plural times for washing the dishes contaminated by the waste, a rinsing operation implemented after the preliminary washing operation and also, after the main washing operation for rinsing the dishes from which the waste is removed, and a drying operation for drying the dishes after completion of the washing and rinsing operations. The control method further comprises a steam supply operation implemented at least once before, after, or during the main washing operation for supplying steam to the dishes. With the control method, steam is supplied to a tub in which dishes are received, to enable not only easy removal of food waste adhered to the dishes, but also sterilization of the dishes and tub. The supply of steam is accomplished without requiring an additional steam supply heater, water supply device and nozzle, resulting in easy fabrication and reduced costs.09-24-2009
20120234359DETERGENT COMPOSITION - A liquid hard surface detergent composition comprising a liquid mixed alkoxylate fatty alcohol non-ionic surfactant comprising a greater number of the lower higher alkoxylate group than the higher alkoxylate group in the molecule and a builder. The compositions provide good shine/anti-spotting characteristics on hard surfaces and are especially suitable for use as automatic dishwashing compositions.09-20-2012
20130160801Batch Dishware Washing Machine With Steam Venting - A batch ware washing machine and/or related method of washing wares. The machine includes a moveable door which partially encloses a steam cavity. When the door is in the up or open position, hot moist air may be forcibly pulled from the steam cavity and into an exhaust plenum via an air inlet port that is strategically positioned above the top wall of the door when the door is in the closed position, but below the top wall when the door is in the open position. A controller causes the air to be forcibly pulled through the plenum for a predetermined exhaust time period, such as one minute, and then automatically stops the forced air exhaust movement. The exhaust plenum may be ducted directly to the outside of the surrounding building. The air conditioning load on the HVAC units serving the kitchen are reduced, thereby reducing energy consumption.06-27-2013
20130206180DISHWASHER - A method of controlling a dishwasher having a tub defining a wash chamber and at least one dish rack located within the wash chamber. The dishwasher also has at least one spray arm located in the wash chamber and at least one nozzle located in the wash chamber and configured to provide a spray of liquid toward the dish rack.08-15-2013
20120285491DISHWASHER WITH RACK CORNER SPRAY SYSTEM - A dishwasher includes a rack provided with interior and exterior corner nozzles to direct washing fluid onto interior and exterior surface portions of an object placed in a corner of the rack.11-15-2012
20100224221RINSE AID - A method of washing ware in an automatic ware washing machine, is disclosed, using a rinse aid composition containing a polysaccharide. The polysaccharide adsorbs on the ware resulting in a sheeting action of the rinse solution leading to improved drying of the ware.09-09-2010
20120285490DISHWASHER WITH MULTI-FEED WASHING SYSTEM - A dishwasher includes a shiftable rack provided with multiple, distinct washing fluid spray arms connected to a common, rack supported manifold. When the rack is shifted to a retracted position within a tub of the dishwasher, the manifold mates with a coupling of a fluid distribution system including a multi-tube feed arrangement configured to selectively distribute washing fluid from a pump assembly to the multiple spray arms.11-15-2012
20100212697Controlling method of a dishwasher - A controlling method of a dishwasher to enhance washing efficiency and to reduce washing time, the controlling method of a dishwasher including a wash water supplying step and a steam supplying step where, for a predetermined amount of time, the wash water supplying step is simultaneously performed with the steam supplying step.08-26-2010
20120097193DETERGENT COMPOSITION - A unit dose detergent composition comprising 1) a water soluble or water dispersible package comprising water soluble or water dispersible packaging material and a bleaching composition comprising a bleaching compound, the bleaching composition being at least partly enveloped by the packaging material and 2) at least one additional solid detergent composition comprising a bleach sensitive material and a surfactant and/or builder.04-26-2012
20110114133WASHING METHOD FOR A DISHWASHING MACHINE - A washing method for a dishwasher is provided, wherein the dishwasher has a wash container that delimits a wash compartment. The washing method includes buffering wash liquid that is no longer required during or after execution of a wash operation in a storage container that is thermally coupled to the wash container; condensing, in a drying step of the wash operation, moisture-laden air or water vapor in the wash compartment of the wash container on at least one side wall of the wash container; and, before or during the drying step, filling the storage container with fresh water to provide a condensation surface.05-19-2011
20110290282DISH WASHER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - Embodiments relate to a dish washer and a control method of the dish washer. A dish washer according to an aspect of the present invention comprises: a water supply unit that has a water chamber collecting water that is used to wash dishes; a sump that is supplied with the water in the water chamber and supplies wash water into a tub; a filter unit that is disposed in the sump and filters foreign substances in the wash water; and a heat exchange passage for heat exchange between the wash water in the sump and the water collecting in the water chamber, in which the wash water that has exchanged heat with the water chamber is discharged to the filter unit.12-01-2011
20110297189DISHWASHER WITH A DYNAMIC FILLING SEQUENCE - A dishwasher method and apparatus providing an algorithm varying the speed of the recirculation pump that recirculates washing liquor present in the washing compartment so as to assure quiet pump operation is disclosed. The speed of the recirculation pump is varied by a control device that carries out the washing cycle. A true-running monitoring unit checks the operation of the recirculation pump. During a fill phase of the washing cycle, an inlet valve is opened, the recirculation pump is switched on and the algorithm provides stepped variation of the recirculation speed using a default value step, a test step in which a true running check is performed, and a modification step in which the default value is modified in response to the result of the test step, for use in the next iteration of the algorithm.12-08-2011
20110214695DISHWASHER WITH SEPARATE SUMP FOR CONCENTRATED FLUID SUPPLY - A dishwasher includes a main sump that holds the main wash fluid supply, and a separate sump formed in the bottom wall of the tub away from the main sump. The separate sump holds a concentrated wash fluid supply. The separate sump supplies wash fluid for washing periods in which a highly concentrated chemistry mixture is desired.09-08-2011
20110214696LIQUID LAUNDRY DETERGENT COMPOSITIONS WITH IMPROVED STABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY - An improved method for predicting stability of liquid detergent composition, identifying and designing liquid detergent compositions that provide said desired stability, consumer acceptance and performance.09-08-2011
20100101611DISHWASHER HAVING MULTIPLE SPRAY ZONES - A method and apparatus for providing multiple spray zones, including a localized spray zone for an upper rack and a silverware spray zone for a silverware basket, within the wash chamber of a dishwasher.04-29-2010
20100101612Dosage Element and a Method of Manufacturing a Dosage Element - This invention concerns dosage elements for a ware washing machine and a method of manufacturing such dosage elements. In embodiments of the invention a dosage element comprises first (04-29-2010
20110146723Bleach Catalyst Mixtures Consisting Of Manganese Salts And Oxalic Acid Or The Salts Thereof - The invention relates to bleach catalysts containing a manganese compound and oxalic acid, or the salt or derivatives thereof. The presence of the oxalic acid reinforces the action of the manganese compound as a bleach catalyst.06-23-2011
20110197927AUTOMATIC DISHWASHING AGENT - The invention relates to low-alkaline and bleach-free dishwasher detergents having a pH value (20° C.) between 8 and 12, comprising 08-18-2011
20100089425DISH WASHER HAVING A SYSTEM FOR ATOMIZING DISHWASHING LIQUID AND METHOD FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF - A dishwasher including at least one washing compartment for receiving dishes to be washed, to which washing liquid is applied during a washing operation, and an atomization facility for atomizing one of the washing liquid and the washing liquid mixed with active detergent substances, wherein the atomization facility includes an ultrasound generator, and a blower that conveys the atomized washing liquid into the washing compartment.04-15-2010
20110203616SYSTEM FOR WASHING WASHWARE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A SYSTEM OF THIS TYPE - The invention relates to a dishwashing system (08-25-2011
20120291816DISHWASHER USING OZONE - A dishwasher is provided that allows oxygenating gases, especially ozone, to be effectively used at least for cleaning and disinfecting. An oxygenating gas is added to the rinsing liquor or the crude water and/or the washing container for use in a partial program cycle having a cleaning effect, e.g. the “cleaning” cycle, in order to be able to use the gas at least for cleaning and disinfecting.11-22-2012
20120291815ACID FORMULATIONS FOR USE IN A SYSTEM FOR WAREWASHING - Methods of acidic warewashing are disclosed. The compositions can include other materials including surfactants and chelating agents, and are preferably phosphorous free. Methods of using the acidic compositions are also disclosed. Exemplary methods include using the acidic compositions together with other compositions, including alkaline compositions and rinse aids employed in an alternating alkaline/acid/alkaline manner. The methods also include acidic compositions that serve multiple roles.11-22-2012
20100006122METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE - An electrolytic cell includes an electrode in a chamber including an electrolyte and an electrical power supply arranged to supply electrical energy to the electrode. A current sensor detects electrical current in the cell. A reservoir of a metal salt solution is provided. A controller is arranged to supply metal salt solution from the reservoir to the chamber of the cell in dependence on the current detected at the sensor. This permits the conductivity of the electrolyte to be brought up to required levels quickly, independently of dynamic cell conditions. Previously, metal salt was added gradually to the electrolyte. This was time-consuming and produced inconsistent results.01-14-2010
20110265827DISHWASHER WITH IMPROVED CLEANING EFFECT - A dishwasher, wherein a duct system has a function describing a pressure difference in dependence on the rotational speed of the circulating pump and having a lower rotational speed range in which the pressure difference changes at most in proportion to the rotational speed of the circulating pump and an upper rotational speed range in which the pressure difference changes more than in proportion to the rotational speed of the circulating pump; and wherein the control device has a first rinsing program in which the circulating pump is operated at a normal cleaning rotational speed for normal cleaning of the rinsing stock and a second rinsing program in which the circulating pump is operated at an intensive cleaning rotational speed higher than the normal cleaning rotational speed and lying in the upper rotational speed range for intensive cleaning of the rinsing stock.11-03-2011
20090032066Dishwasher With Spray Apparatus - A dishwasher having a crockery basket for holding items to be washed and a spray apparatus including a first contoured body portion having a first edge, a second contoured body portion having a second edge which corresponds to the first edge wherein the first contoured body portion is joined to the second contoured body portion to form a fluid-tight hollow space therebetween and a joining seam member, with the first contoured body portion and the second contoured body portion being joined together using the joining seam member.02-05-2009
20080202563Cleaning composition and method - A cleaning composition and method which may be used to clean a variety of household objects. Such objects may include floor surfaces (including carpets), counter surfaces, bathroom surfaces, clothing, and utensils. In one embodiment, the composition consists essentially of water, vinegar, slaked lime, and alum. In another embodiment, the composition consists essentially of vinegar, lime juice, tamarind, slaked lime, and rock alum.08-28-2008
20080271759SPRAY ARM FOR A DISHWASHER, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - A spray arm for a dishwasher is provided, comprising a first portion having a first engaging surface extending about an outer surface periphery thereof, and a second portion having a second engaging surface extending about the outer surface thereof and complementarily configured with respect to the first engaging surface. The engaging surfaces form a laterally-extending, non-linear interface upon engagement such that the first and second portion outer surfaces are directed away from each other. The second portion also includes a flange extending about the outer surface, and disposed laterally outward of and spaced apart from the second engaging surface, to define a channel having a depth extending across the interface. A securing material is introduced into and substantially fills the channel, and extends across the interface and about the first portion outer surface periphery, to secure the first and second portions together. An associated method is also provided.11-06-2008
20100139699STEAM ACTIVATION OR DEACTIVATION OF CHEMISTRY IN AN APPLIANCE - A method for treating a consumer article wherein a treating chemistry is activated or deactivated by the introduction of steam.06-10-2010
20100139700WASH/RINSE SYSTEM FOR A DRAWER-TYPE DISHWASHER - A wash/rinse system for a drawer-type dishwasher includes a wash mechanism having a paddlewheel and a spray bar mounted in a washing chamber of the dishwasher. The spray bar includes at least one nozzle that is positioned so as to deliver a jet of washing fluid onto a deflector member provided on the paddlewheel. Upon impacting the deflector member, the jet of washing fluid diverges into streams of washing fluid which are sprayed onto articles positioned in the washing chamber. Preferably, the spray bar includes a plurality of nozzles which direct multiple jets of washing fluid onto a corresponding plurality of deflector is members. The paddlewheel is mounted so as to create random streams of washing fluid that are sprayed into the washing chamber to combine with washing fluid emanating from a lower wash arm to clean articles in the washing chamber.06-10-2010
20100139698STAGGERED MULTI-MODE SPRAY ARM WASH SYSTEM - An automatic dishwasher is provided with a spray assembly comprising a multi-conduit system for receiving pressurized washing liquid for feeding a plurality of spray arms. The plurality of spray arms includes at least a lower spray arm, a middle spray arm, and an upper spray arm. Each of the spray arms includes at least one radially extending hollow projection. Each of the spray arms includes a plurality of orifices for distributing the liquid throughout the dishwasher. The multi-conduit includes a water feed system and a water diverting mechanism for selectively diverting water into any one of the spray arms, any two of the spray arms, or all three of the spray arms.06-10-2010
20090139547METHOD OF CONTROLLING DISHWASHER - Disclosed is a method of controlling the dishwasher, which enhances a drying efficiency of dishes during drying of the dishes. The method includes washing dishes; rinsing the washed dishes in the washing; heat-rinsing the dishes by supplying heated washing water after the rinsing; draining the washing water collected in a sump in the heat-rinsing; and stopping the operation of the dishwasher for a designated time after the draining.06-04-2009
20090199874Tableware-washing process including a biocide - This invention relates to a ware washing process that is conducted in the presence of a biocide. More particularly, but not exclusively, the invention relates to a ware washing process including the steps of (i) washing ware in a washing cavity (08-13-2009
20110139186CONVEYOR DISHWASHER AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A CONVEYOR DISHWASHER - The invention relates to a conveyor dishwasher (06-16-2011
20110139187METHOD FOR OPERATING A DISHWASHER - A method for operating a dishwasher is provided. During a first phase, the dishwasher is operated with a first fluid quantity that is heated by a desorption process of a drying material. The first fluid quantity is increased to a second fluid quantity by adding a third fluid quantity that is stored in the drying material. During a second phase, the dishwasher is operated with the second fluid quantity. The first and second fluid quantities are circulated by a circulation pump during the first and second phases, respectively. The circulation pump is operated at a rotational speed that is higher during the second phase than during the first phase.06-16-2011
20120192900Dosage element and a method of manufacturing a dosage element - Dosage elements to be consumed in use in a ware washing machine are made by 08-02-2012
20100154830DISHWASHER FINAL STEAM RINSE METHOD - An overall dishwasher operation cycle includes a washing cycle and a final rinse cycle including steam generation. During the final rinse cycle, a dishwasher tub is filled with fluid, heated and utilized to rinse dishware within the dishwasher. After partially draining the tub, a heating element is actuated so as to transform fluid in the tub into steam for cleansing dishware within the dishwasher. After the steam cycle, the final rinse cycle is completed, with the dishwasher being drained. Optionally, when a heated dry cycle is actuated, the heating element continues to operate to provide drying heat to dishware for a period of time before being deactivated. With this arrangement, a single heating element is utilized for heating washing fluid for washing, rinsing and steam generation, as well as for the heated dry cycle.06-24-2010
20100154832CLEANING PROCESS - Process for cleaning dishes in a dishwasher during which the aqueous washing liquor contained in the interior of the dishwasher is at least partly removed from the interior of the dishwasher at a point in time t. The process involves metering a dishwasher detergent A containing one or more surfactants and one or more anionic polymers at a time t1t in an amount m2 into the interior of the dishwasher. The process according to the invention differs from conventional cleaning processes in that formation of deposits is reduced and drying efficiency improved.06-24-2010
20100163076Method for Machine-Washing Dishes - Method for machine-washing dishes comprising at least one wash or rinse cycle wherein the dishes are washed in each wash or rinse cycle with an aqueous washing liquor that, for multiple wash or rinse cycles, is at least partially replaced between wash or rinse cycles, wherein 07-01-2010
20120138101DETERGENT DISPENSER FOR IMPROVED DETERGENT REMOVAL - Embodiments of the present invention are related to a detergent dispenser configured to attach to an interior surface of a dishwasher door. The detergent dispenser may comprise a reservoir configured to hold detergent, wherein a portion of the upper wall of the reservoir has been removed to reduce a cross-sectional length thereof such that water flowing down the dishwasher door is encouraged into the reservoir. The detergent dispenser may also comprise a dispenser door comprising a closed configuration and an open configuration, wherein the dispenser door is configured to cover the reservoir in the closed configuration. The detergent dispenser may be configured to encourage water flowing down the interior surface of the dishwasher door to enter the reservoir when the dispenser door is in the open or closed configuration.06-07-2012
20090314313Method for operating a water-conducting domestic appliance - A method for operating a water-conducting domestic appliance, including a domestic dishwasher, wherein the water-conducting domestic appliance includes a program controller for performing a plurality of sequential program steps and the program controller operatively interacts with at least a detergent-dosing system, the method including the step of adding at least one cleaning substance having a function during at least one program step.12-24-2009
20110232692AUTOMATIC DISHWASHING AGENT - An automatic dishwashing agent includes builder(s), enzyme(s) and a) a nonionic surfactant A of the general formula R09-29-2011
20110232690PRE-RINSING OF DISHES - A device is disclosed for batch-wise pre-rinsing of dishes prior to washing. In at least one embodiment, the device includes a sprayer for spraying a rinsing liquid, the sprayer being arranged in a rinsing chamber, which is adapted to receive and enclose a batch of dishes, the rinsing chamber being adapted to be opened after the dishes have been rinsed for removal of the pre-rinsed dishes.09-29-2011
20090038649WAREWASHING COMPOSITION FOR USE IN AUTOMATIC DISHWASHING MACHINES, AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING AND USING - A warewashing detergent composition is provided according to the invention. The warewashing detergent composition includes a cleaning agent, an alkaline source, and a corrosion inhibitor. The cleaning agent comprises a detersive amount of a surfactant. The alkaline source is provided in an amount effective to provide a use composition having a pH of at least about 8. The corrosion inhibitor includes a source of aluminum ion and a source of zinc ion. The relative amounts of the source of zinc ion and the source of aluminum ion can be controlled to reduce visible filming when the warewashing detergent composition is used in the presence of hard water. Methods for using and manufacturing a warewashing detergent composition are provided.02-12-2009
20110126863DISHWASHER AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A DISHWASHER - A method for operating a dishwasher that has a washing container; at least two spray devices disposed inside the washing container; a circulating pump to deliver liquid to the at least two spray devices; a first drive to drive the circulating pump; and a reversing device; wherein, based on a position of the reversing device, the circulating pump delivers the liquid to one or both of the two spray devices. The method includes adjusting the position of the reversing device and detecting the current position of the reversing device based on an operating parameter assigned to the first drive.06-02-2011
20110017240CONVEYOR DISHWASHER AND METHOD OF OPERATING A CONVEYOR DISHWASHER - A conveyor dishwasher (01-27-2011
20110240063AUTOMATIC DISHWASHING AGENT - The invention relates to a phosphate- and bleach-free automatic dishwashing agent containing: a) 5 to 60 wt % citrate, b) (hydrogen) carbonate, c) 2 to 40 wt % ethylenediamine disuccinic acid, wherein the weight ratio of the components b) and c) is between 1:5 and 10:1, and wherein said automatic dishwashing agent is characterized by good cleaning performance, particularly improved cleaning of tea.10-06-2011
20100212698LID OPERATING MECHANISM FOR A DRAWER-TYPE DISHWASHER - A dishwasher includes an outer housing, a drawer having front, rear, bottom and opposing side walls that collectively define a washing tub, a lid for selectively closing the washing tub and an operating mechanism that raises and lowers the lid as the drawer is shifted into and out of the outer housing. The operating mechanism includes a lifting slider slidably mounted in the outer housing operatively coupled to a lifting spring and a compression slider, also slidably mounted in the outer housing coupled to a compression spring. The lifting slider and compression slider are provided with corresponding lifting rollers and compression rollers that engage the lid. As the drawer is withdrawn from the outer housing, the lifting spring urges the lifting slider upward raising the lid and, as the drawer is inserted into the outer housing, the compression slider forces the lid downward onto the washing tub.08-26-2010
20110240060VARIABLE SPRAY-PATTERN IN WATER-USING CLEANING APPLIANCES - A dishwasher including a variable spray device operable to spray a liquid into a washing container of the dishwasher, the variable spray device, and a method thereof. The variable spray device may be structured to include a chamber for receiving the liquid therein, such as a dishwashing liquid or water, and a liquid deflector disposed in the chamber. The liquid deflector may have a geometrically shaped perimeter, for example, a conical shape, that allows for the generation of a centrifugal force within the chamber used in directing the spray of the liquid into the washing container. By varying a force or pressure of the liquid as it interacts with the liquid deflector in the chamber, variable spray patterns may be generated.10-06-2011
20110240062CONDITION WARNING SYSTEM, CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POT AND PAN WASHING MACHINE - A condition warning system for an apparatus such as a pot and pan washing machine, a control system and control methods for a pot and pan washing machine are provided. The condition warning system includes a control system that monitors operational, safety or compliance parameters of an apparatus, and a light that illuminates a location below (or above) an operator's direct line of sight, and which is outside of the operator's direct line of sight. The control system and control methods include a punitive wash action lockout, an extended wash cycle time, and a deep clean wash cycle.10-06-2011
20110240061INTELLIGENT WASH PERIOD WITH LOAD/UNLOAD ALERT AND IDLE MODE, SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR WASHING MACHINE - The present general inventive concept relates to a condition alert and/or operator instructing system, control system and control methods for a pot and pan, or other similar washing machine. A method of washing wares in a continuous motion style washing machine is provided. A wash period is provided. A cumulative wash cycle time, of a plurality of individual wash cycles within the wash period, is monitored. The wash period is expanded or increased beyond a base period if the cumulative wash cycle time is less than a maximum cumulative wash cycle condition value. The wash period is contracted or reduced if the cumulative wash cycle time reaches a maximum cumulative wash cycle condition value during the wash period.10-06-2011
20100200022Article - This invention relates to container containing a dose of a liquid cleaning composition for use in a ware washing machine, wherein said container is adapted to be disposed in a ware washing machine in a predetermined orientation and wherein said container comprises a low-level opening for permitting egress of the cleaning composition from the container (when disposed in said predetermined orientation), and wherein the container is of a water-insoluble plastics material and wherein the low-level opening is closed by water-soluble plastics closure member. The dosage element and chamber are particularly useful in the context of forming part of a multi-dosing cleaning composition delivery device and/or a refill for such a device.08-12-2010
20090320883DISHWASHER WITH A PIVOTING APPARATUS - A dishwasher is provided that includes at least one cleaning chamber for subjecting tableware to the action of at least one cleaning liquid. The dishwasher optionally having a rack support for holding at least one dish rack that is loaded with tableware. The dishwasher also includes a pivoting apparatus, wherein the pivoting apparatus is designed to pivot the dish rack from at least a first position to at least a second position in the cleaning chamber.12-31-2009
20100065088METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING A FLUID IN AN AUTOMATIC CLEANING MACHINE - The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for applying a fluid (03-18-2010
20120118330METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISHWASHER WITH COMMON HEATING ELEMENT FOR MULTIPLE TREATING CHAMBERS - A dishwasher with multiple, physically separate treating chambers includes a liquid supply system supplying liquid to the treating chambers, an air supply system supplying air to the treating chambers, and a common heating element for simultaneously heating the air and liquid. A method for operating a dishwasher including simultaneously heating the air and the liquid with a common heating element is also provided.05-17-2012
20110048464DISHWASHER AND ASSOCIATED CONTROL METHOD - A dishwasher having a sequencing controller in which a washing program to control a wash cycle for cleaning dishes is stored; a washing chamber to receive the dishes during the wash cycle; a sorption drying device including a sorption system with a reversibly dehydratable material; and a water feed device having a hot water feed to receive hot water from an external hot water supply and a cold water feed to receive cold water from an external cold water supply. The washing program has a program step to wash the dishes using the hot water from the hot water supply and a program step to wash the dishes using the cold water from the cold water supply.03-03-2011
20100294321DISHWASHER - A dishwasher having at least two washing programs for washing items to be washed, each of the at least two washing programs having at least one washing step and one rinse aid step. The dishwasher also has a heater to heat rinse aid fluid to an essentially identical maximum temperature in at least two rinse aid steps of the at least two washing programs.11-25-2010
20120199165MACHINE DISHWASHER DETERGENT - Cleaning agent combinations comprising a cleaning agent preparation B further comprising: (b1) at least one non-ionic surfactant; and (b2) at least one active cleaning enzyme; and a rinsing composition C further comprising: (c1) at least one non-ionic surfactant, are by virtue of their thermal stability particularly suitable for automatic dosing in automatic dishwashing. The cleaning agent combinations of the present invention also have the characterizing feature of markedly improved cleaning performance in comparison to conventional methods.08-09-2012
20080314414DISHWASHER WITH WATER REPLACEMENT - A method for operating a commercial dishwasher is provided. The dishwasher comprises a washing chamber with a wash tank and is designed to wash items which are to be washed and are located in the washing chamber in a wash process with circulation operation. The dishwasher also has a final-washing tank and is designed to subject items which are to be washed and are located in the washing chamber to a final-washing step. The method comprises at least one program cycle with a wash process and a final-washing process and also the following steps: a) the final-washing tank is at least partially filled with water; b) the water in the final-washing tank is heated; and/or c) the heated water is transferred to the wash tank.12-25-2008
20110017239Detergent Composition - A shaped body of detergent composition comprising a chemically and/or physically cross-linked dissolution retarding agent, and at least one of a surfactant and/or builder. The dissolution retarding agent is preferably a copolymer of N-vinylpyrrolidone, 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid and a cross-linking agent, or a salt thereof. The shaped bodies dissolve predominantly in the main wash of an automatic washing process and do not dissolve significantly in the pre-wash and are of particular application in automatic dishwashing.01-27-2011
20110048465DISHWASHING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR EXECUTING A WASH CYCLE WITH A DISHWASHING MACHINE - A dishwasher including a control device in which a wash program is stored to control a wash cycle for cleaning items to be washed. A water inlet device has a hot-water valve to take in hot water from an external hot-water supply and a cold-water valve to take in cold water from an external cold-water supply. The wash program has a wash step including an intake phase for taking in water via the water inlet device and a spraying phase for spraying the items to be washed with washing liquor containing the water that has been taken in via the water inlet device. The wash program includes a first phase of the intake phase during which the hot water is taken in via the hot-water valve and during which the temperature of the hot water that has been taken is measured by a temperature sensor.03-03-2011
20110114134METHOD FOR OPERATING A WATER-CARRYING HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE - A method for operating a water-conducting domestic appliance is provided. During at least one of a plurality of successive partial program steps, a first medium is heated at least at times by means of a first heating element and items undergoing treatment are heated by applying the heated first medium to the items. When the first heating element is inactive, a second medium is heated at least at times by means of a second heating element and the items undergoing the treatment are heated 'by the heated second medium.05-19-2011
20110114132METHOD FOR OPERATING A WARE WASHER AND WARE WASHER - A ware washer, which is designed as a programmable machine or as a conveyor ware washer, has at least one pump, at least one line system connected to the pump, and at least one nozzle system connected to the line system and having at least one nozzle, a liquid being supplied at least intermittently to the at least one nozzle via the line system. A sensor device connected to a control device is provided for detecting a profile of the volumetric flow rate of the liquid in the line system and for comparing the detected flow rate profile with a predetermined flow rate profile. The control device is designed, in the event of a deviation of the detected flow rate profile from the predetermined flow rate profile, automatically either to carry out a regulating action on the operation of the ware washer as a function of the size and the time gradient of a difference between the predetermined flow rate profile and the detected flow rate profile or to issue a fault warning via an optical and/or acoustic interface or to issue a fault warning to a remote maintenance station via a remote control interface.05-19-2011
20110132407DISHWASHER HAVING CIRCULATION CIRCUITS - A dishwasher having a washing compartment for items to be washed and a first circulation circuit to subject the items to a washing liquid. The first circulation circuit includes a circulation pump; a water heater; and a spraying device. The washing liquid is routed from the washing compartment to the pump and fed back into the washing compartment. A second circulation circuit has the circulation pump, the water heater and a mixture store with input and output openings. An output side of the pump has a branching point that flow controllers are assigned to to allow the washing liquid to circulate in the first circulation circuit and/or the second circulation circuit. In the second circulation circuit, the washing liquid is routed from the washing compartment to the pump, pumped into the mixture store via the input opening, and fed back into the washing compartment via the output opening.06-09-2011
20110132409METHOD FOR OPERATING A DISHWASHER - A method for operating a dishwasher is provided. A heated fluid is at least periodically applied to items to be washed that are supported in an interior of the dishwasher. In order to heat the fluid, air is first conducted through a drying material suitable for exothermic drying. Thereafter, the air, together with the heated fluid driven out of the drying material, is conducted through an outlet opening through which the air, together with the heated fluid driven out of the drying material, enters the interior of the dishwasher. The outlet opening is cooled.06-09-2011
20110132408CONVEYOR DISHWASHER AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A CONVEYOR DISHWASHER - A conveyor dishwasher (06-09-2011
20120145200DISHWASHER HAVING A CLEANING SOLUTION RESERVOIR AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - A dishwasher includes a liquid system having a washing solution reservoir for making available washing solution for a washing cycle of a subsequent dishwashing program. Via a hot water inlet via of an external hot water supply hot water can be introduced into the liquid system for forming the washing solution and filling the washing solution reservoir with washing solution.06-14-2012
20090308414Dosage Element and Chamber - This invention relates to a dosage element of cleaning composition and an associated chamber for use in a ware washing machine, for example a dishwashing machine or a laundry washing machine. The dosage element and chamber are particularly useful in the context of forming part of a multi-dosing detergent delivery device and/or a refill for such a device. The element supports various different configurations of ingress and egress holes for an efficient dissolution of cleaning composition.12-17-2009
20110186085UPPER SPRAY ARM WATER DEFLECTOR - A dishwashing machine includes a washing chamber, a spray jet, and a spray arm positioned below the spray jet. The spray arm has a deflector fin extending upwardly there from. The spray arm is rotated when the fluid stream generated by the spray jet contacts the deflector fin.08-04-2011
20100024846Detergents - Phosphate-free, bleaching agent-containing dishwasher detergents which contain a) citrate, b) bleaching catalyst selected from the group consisting of the bleach-boosting transition metal salts and transition metal complexes, c) copolymer(s) which comprise i) one or more acid group-containing monomer, ii) one or more additional hydrophobic monomer. The detergents have an improved bleaching action.02-04-2010
20100018556METHOD FOR CARRYING OUT A RINSING PROGRAMME - A method for carrying out a dishwashing cycle in a household dishwasher includes performing a wash step and dispensing an amount of a combination product from a dispenser during the wash step. The combination product includes a rinse agent and a cleaning agent. The method also includes performing a rinse step and dispensing an amount of the combination product from the dispenser during the rinse step.01-28-2010
20100154831WARE WASHING SYSTEM CONTAINING POLYSACCHARIDE - A method of washing ware, in particular in an automatic institutional ware washing machine, is disclosed, using a detergent composition containing a polysaccharide, which eliminates the need for a surfactant in the rinse step. The polysaccharide provides a layer of polysaccharide on the ware so as to afford a sheeting action in an aqueous rinse step without any added rinse agent.06-24-2010
20100031976Detergent - Phosphate-free automatic dishwashing agents containing a) citrate, b) sodium percarbonate, c) nonionic surfactant, d) copolymer encompassing i) monomers from the group of the mono- or polyunsaturated carboxylic acids, ii) monomers of the general formula R02-11-2010
20110108068ENHANCED MELTING POINT RINSE AID SOLIDS - The present invention is a method of preparing and using solid rinse aid compositions. The solid rinse aid composition generally includes a sulfate salt or sulfated surfactant, urea or polyethylene glycol as solidification agents and an effective amount of a surfactant wherein the composition is prepared by extruding. The surfactant may include at least one of an alcohol ethoxylate compound. The solid rinse aid composition may also incorporate a preservative system including sodium bisulfate. The solid rinse aid composition may be phosphate-free, aminocarboxylate-free, and GRAS if desired.05-12-2011
20110315167Controlling Method of Dishwaser - A method for controlling a dishwasher including the steps of first determining a steam operation mode for washing dishes and second determining at least one of a motor rotation speed, a number of repetitions of a steam supply step, a steam washing pattern, and an amount of detergent based on the determined steam operation mode.12-29-2011
20080271760Method and Composition - A process for cleaning an automatic dishwashing machine comprises delivering into the machine a machine cleaning composition suitably containing an acid or builder, followed by delivering into the machine a dishwashing composition. Conveniently the process involves delivering the machine cleaning composition directly to the main washing chamber of the machine, charging the delivery compartment of the machine with the dishwashing composition; and carrying out a wash with kitchenware articles inside, using a cycle which includes a pre-wash stage.11-06-2008
20110155179DISHWASHER - A dishwasher that includes a treatment chamber in which items to be washed are supplied with washing liquor; a reservoir to exchange heat; feed lines to fill the reservoir with fresh water; outlet lines to direct a pre-heated contents of the reservoir into the treatment chamber; and a recycler to deliver the washing liquor from the treatment chamber into the reservoir.06-30-2011
20120111372WATER-BEARING HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE - A water-bearing household appliance to which fluid can be supplied during at least one filling step includes at least one drain pump for conveying fluid out of the water-bearing household appliance; and an overfill protection facility to prevent an excessive water level in the water-bearing household appliance. The overfill protection facility is configured to capture at least one operating parameter of the drain pump and after the filling step, in the presence of a malfunction of the drain pump that can be derived from the at least one operating parameter, to prevent execution of a further filling step.05-10-2012
20120103369METHOD OF PERFUMING - A method of perfuming in automatic dishwashing comprising the step of providing a first perfume into an automatic dishwashing machine wherein the first perfume is capable of generating a second perfume comprising from about 0.001% to about 10% by weight thereof of a sulphurous compound.05-03-2012
20110005551CONVEYOR WAREWASHER AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A CONVEYOR WAREWASHER - A conveyor warewasher (01-13-2011
20110126864Dishwasher and control method thereof - A dishwasher includes a cabinet, a washing tub provided in the cabinet, a condensation duct to cool air in the washing tub and to discharge the cooled air outside of the dishwasher and having a guide duct to divide the cool external air and to mix divided parts of the cool external air with the air in the washing tub in stages, and a fan assembly to introduce the air in the washing tub and cool external air into the condensation duct.06-02-2011
20120125374Compositions - A dishwasher detergent composition comprising: 05-24-2012
20120125373DISHWASHER HAVING TWO WATER CONNECTIONS AND CONTROL METHOD - A dishwasher includes a hot water inlet device for intake of hot water from an external hot water supply and a cold water inlet device for intake of cold water from an external cold water supply. A program control device controls a wash cycle of a selected dishwashing program for cleaning wash items. The program control device is constructed to operate in at least one of first and second operating modes, wherein the first operating mode includes activation of one wash program which, in at least one partial wash cycle of a wash cycle, draws hot water from the external hot water supply, and wherein the second operating mode includes activation of another wash program which, in at least one partial wash cycle of a wash cycle, exclusively draws cold water from the external cold water supply.05-24-2012
20110000510DISHWASHER STEAM ALGORITHM - A dishwasher having a washing chamber includes at least one prewash cycle for removing loose soil from associated kitchenware, a steam cycle instituted after the at least one prewash cycle for softening soil not removed in the at least one prewash cycle, a main wash cycle commenced after the steam cycle cleaning the associated kitchenware, and at least one rinse cycle commenced subsequent to the main wash cycle for rinsing detergent and remaining soil off of the associated kitchenware. The dishwasher includes a housing having a wash chamber that receives associated kitchenware therein and a controller for selectively controlling water supply from an associated source, water removal to an associated drain, and energization of a heating element contained in the wash chamber. A wash routine having a pulse routine periodically introduces wash fluid into the wash chamber to wet an inner surface of the chamber and the associated kitchenware received therein and a steam routine in which the wash fluid is retained in the wash chamber and the heating element remains energized to generate steam in the wash chamber environment by droplets of the wash fluid contacting exposed surface portions of the heating element.01-06-2011
20120211031Discrete Or Single Dose Detergent Formulation - A discrete or single dose detergent formulation is described. The formulation comprises special copolymers A. These copolymers A comprise structural units originating from 08-23-2012
20120167923DISHWASHER DETERGENT - The present invention is a phosphate-free automatic dishwashing agent containing a builder, said agent comprising: a) a copolymer A comprising i) at least one mono- or polyunsaturated carboxylic acid monomer, ii) at least one mono- or polyunsaturated sulfonic acid monomer, and iii) at least one additional nonionic monomer; and b) an acrylic acid homopolymer B, wherein the weight ratio of copolymer A to homopolymer B is between 10:1 and 1:3. The present agent is characterized by excellent residue inhibition, good cleaning, and clear rinsing performance in automatic dishwashing.07-05-2012
20120167922DISHWASHER DETERGENT - The invention relates to a phosphate-free automatic dishwashing agent containing a builder, comprising a) 0.5 to 7.0 wt % of a nonionic surfactant A; b) 0.2 to 5.0 wt % of a nonionic surfactant B with a melting point above 25° C., each based on the total weight of the automatic dishwashing agent, wherein the nonionic surfactant A has a melting point which is at least 5° C. below the melting point of nonionic surfactant B, wherein said washing agent is characterized by excellent residue inhibition and good cleaning and clear rinsing performance.07-05-2012
20100051063Ware Rinsing Apparatus - A ware rinse and/or dishwashing device includes an enclosure with a support adapted to support a dish tray in a working chamber. A rotatable rinse arm assembly is disposed in the enclosure below the support. The rinse arm assembly has a plurality of non-linear arms disposed for rotation about a common rotational axis. Each of the arms has at least two of the nozzles mounted thereon. The nozzles are disposed so that water sprayed therefrom during a period of time of a plurality of revolutions of the rinse arms has a coverage variation of not more than 25%. The two nozzles on each arm may be an inner nozzle disposed proximate the revolution axis and an outer nozzle disposed distal therefrom.03-04-2010
20100269863DISHWASHING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF - The invention relates to a dishwashing machine and method for the operation thereof, particularly a commercial dishwashing machine. It is designed to perform the following process steps: Step 1: performing a pretreatment cycle consisting of spraying the washing goods with an alkaline, highly concentrated cleaning solution, the pH value of which is at least 1 greater in value than the pH value of the washing liquid of a main washing cycle; Step 2 after Step 1: performing a soak cycle for a soak period, during which the cleaning solution acts on the washing goods and the washing goods are additionally thermally pretreated with steam, whereby the thermal pretreatment of the washing goods is performed during at least one part of the soak period, preferably during the entire soak period; Step 3 after Step 2: performing a main washing cycle, comprising spraying of the washing goods with washing liquid comprising water and cleaner; Step 4 after Step 3: performing a clear rinse cycle, during which the washing goods are sprayed with clear rinse liquid.10-28-2010
20120073608DISHWASHER COMPRISING A HEAT EXCHANGER AND CORRESPONDING CONTROL METHOD - A dishwasher includes a wash cavity for accommodating wash items and a water inlet device having a hot water inlet for intake of hot water from an external hot water supply, and a cold water inlet for intake of cold water from an external cold water supply. At least one reservoir is in communication with the water inlet device for allowing water to be filled by the water inlet device and in heat-conducting contact with the wash cavity. At least one wash program for controlling at least one wash cycle for cleaning wash items is stored by a program control device, with the wash program providing at least one program step for washing wash items using hot water from the hot water supply and at least one drying step for drying wash items, wherein the reservoir is filled at least at times with cold water from the cold water supply.03-29-2012
20110120501METHOD FOR OPERATION OF A DISHWASHER - A dishwasher and a method for operating a dishwasher, wherein a liquid is heated at least twice with a first heater, and wherein the first heater is an air heater.05-26-2011
20110120500METHOD FOR THE OPERATION OF A DISHWASHER - A dishwasher and a method for operating a dishwasher having a washing receptacle; at least two spraying devices located within the washing receptacle; a reversing device; a drive in functional connection with the reversing device in order to bring the reversing device into different positions; and a circulation pump which, depending on a set position of the reversing device, conveys liquid to at least one of the at least two spraying devices. The method includes controlling the drive such that the reversing device assumes a predefined starting position; and controlling the drive such that, based on the predefined starting position, the reversing device assumes a specific position.05-26-2011
20120325270RINSE AID - A method of washing ware in an automatic ware washing machine, is disclosed, using a rinse aid composition containing a polysaccharide. The polysaccharide adsorbs on the ware resulting in a sheeting action of the rinse solution leading to improved drying of the ware.12-27-2012
20110232691WARE WASHING SYSTEM CONTAINING CATIONIC STARCH - The present invention discloses a method of washing ware, in particular in an automatic domestic or institutional ware washing machine, using a detergent composition containing a cationic starch. This eliminates the need for a surfactant in the rinse step. The cationic starch provides a layer of cationic starch on the ware so as to afford a sheeting action in an aqueous rinse step without any added rinse agent.09-29-2011
20100186776Vapor Extractor for a Warewasher - A vapor extraction apparatus for a warewasher includes a closed-wall, hollow housing in which a water-steam separation media is mounted above a water-tight base connecting to drainage piping. The housing also includes an inlet for receiving a flow of hot, humid air, water vapor and steam from a washing chamber of a warewasher, a blower located within the housing for drawing the hot, humid air, water vapor and steam into the housing and across the water-steam separation media, and an outlet adjacent the blower for air flowing through the housing and being dehumidified and cooled by the water-steam separation media to exit the housing to ambient room air. A duct can be used to connect the inlet to a washing chamber of a warewasher, and a bypass damper can be connected to the duct. The bypass damper is operable in a first position to permit hot, humid air, water vapor and steam from the washing chamber to be drawn into the duct and housing and in a second position to permit ambient room air to be drawn into the duct and housing for purposes of cooling the vapor extraction apparatus. A warewasher having a vapor extractor and method of operating a warewasher are also disclosed.07-29-2010
20110265828Article - An article comprises a rack of solid sticks (11-03-2011
20120090645MACHINE CLEANING AGENT - The invention relates to a liquid alkaline cleaning agent preparation A for automatic dispensing during automatic dishwashing, comprising a) 15 to 60% by weight of a builder, b) <10% by weight of phosphate and c) 30 to 80% by weight of water. These cleaning agents have a good thermal stability and are therefore suitable for automatic dispensing methods used for automatic dishwashing and automatic washing of textiles and are furthermore characterized by a substantially improved cleaning performance as compared to conventional methods.04-19-2012
20120090644MACHINE DISHWASHER DETERGENT - Cleaning agent combinations comprising a cleaning agent preparation B further comprising: (b1) at least one non-ionic surfactant; and (b2) at least one active cleaning enzyme; and a rinsing composition C further comprising: (c1) at least one non-ionic surfactant, are by virtue of their thermal stability particularly suitable for automatic dosing in automatic dishwashing. The cleaning agent combinations of the present invention also have the characterizing feature of markedly improved cleaning performance in comparison to conventional methods.04-19-2012
20120090643DISHWASHER DETERGENT DISPENSER - In a dishwasher having a washing chamber capable of accommodating kitchenware for washing, a detergent dispenser includes a housing defining a chamber for receiving detergent. A lid is pivotally connected to the housing for selectively pivoting between a closed position for sealing the detergent chamber and an open position which permits washing fluid to enter the detergent chamber in connection with dispensing of detergent. The detergent chamber is provided with at least one washout port enabling washing fluid to enter the chamber, even if the lid can only pivot through a limited range to a partial open position due to an obstruction. A raised shield guard, which is spaced from the lid, extends in front of the lid to ensure that a potentially obstructing object within the washing chamber does not prevent the lid from moving to at least the partial open position during a wash cycle.04-19-2012
20120138102DISHWASHER AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A DISHWASHER - A dishwasher includes a rinsing container having a rinsing chamber and a drying facility which is provided outside of the rinsing container and fluidically connected to the rinsing chamber for drying air charged with humidity from the rinsing chamber. A storage tank is fluidically connectable with the rinsing chamber for intermediately storing rinsing fluid.06-07-2012
20120138100DISHWASHER WITH AUXILIARY, TOUGH SOIL CHEMISTRY DISPENSING SYSTEM - A dishwasher is provided with an auxiliary dispenser to be selectively, conveniently attached to a dish rack for movement with the dish rack into and out of a dishwasher tub, with the dispenser including a storage compartment for housing a washing agent, an inlet leading to the storage compartment and an outlet leading from the storage compartment. When the dish rack is in the recessed position, the inlet of the dispenser is arranged in fluid communication with a fluid conduit system which delivers washing fluid to at least one spray nozzle of the dishwasher, while an outlet of the dispenser leads to a washing compartment of the tub. With this arrangement, at least a portion of the washing fluid directed to the at least one spray nozzle will be forced to flow through the storage compartment in order to pick up additional washing agent for enhanced cleansing purposes.06-07-2012
20120240962DISHWASHER WITH A SORPTION DRIER AND METHOD FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF - A method is provided for operating a dishwasher with at least one partial program step that includes heating a rinsing solution to a nominal temperature. Air that is heated by a heating device and used for desorption of a reversibly dehydratable material is conducted from a washing container of the dishwasher or ambient air is conducted through a sorption column with reversibly dehydratable material into the washing container in order to heat the rinsing solution and/or items to be washed. The heating device continues to operate after the desorbed state of the reversibly dehydratable material has been attained until the nominal temperature of the rinsing solution is reached.09-27-2012
20120240961Cleaning Products - A cleaning product in the form of a single or multi-compartment water-soluble pack comprising a cleaning composition and enveloping material, wherein at least one compartment contains an aqueous cleaning composition or an aqueous auxiliary composition enveloped by a warm water soluble material and wherein the aqueous cleaning or auxiliary composition comprises more than 15% by weight of the aqueous composition of free water.09-27-2012
20080236630Dish washer and method of controlling the same - Disclosed are a dish washer and a method of controlling the same, in which the amount of water consumed is reduced and a washing time is maintained while assuring a washing performance. The dish washer includes a washing tub; dish baskets provided in the washing tub to accommodate dishes; and a plurality of nozzles to spray washing water to the dish baskets, where spray holes to spray the washing water are formed through each of the plurality of nozzles, and the spray holes formed through the plurality of nozzles have areas different from one another.10-02-2008
20130174877LOW SPEED DRAIN DELAY - A method of soil discharge in a dishwashing appliance during a wash cycle to maximize cleaning performance and dishwasher efficiency is provided. A dishwasher may circulate water at varying speeds until soil settles within a sump before discharge from the dishwashing chamber.07-11-2013
20130133700CARTRIDGE FOR A WATER-CONDUCTING DOMESTIC APPLIANCE COMPRISING A DETERGENT DOSING SYSTEM - A cartridge for a water-conducting domestic appliance, in particular a domestic dishwasher, which has a detergent dosing system having at least one detergent dispenser for receiving at least one cartridge, wherein the cartridge has separate chambers for storing at least two detergents, the cartridge including a cartridge housing having at least two chambers formed therein, wherein each chamber has a storage capacity for storing detergent which is greater than the quantities required for one washing cycle.05-30-2013
20130133699HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE AND A CONTROLLING METHOD FOR SUCH A HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE - A household appliance includes a circulation pump for circulating dishwashing liquid in a washing compartment of the household appliance. A drain pump empties the dishwashing liquid from the washing compartment. For the purposes of ventilating the drain pump, a control device is provided to activate the drain pump after the washing compartment has been filled with the dishwashing liquid and before or during operation of the circulation pump.05-30-2013
20130092194DISHWASHER HAVING SPRAY MANIFOLD AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME - A dishwasher includes a tub at least partially forming a treating chamber, a dish rack provided within the wash chamber, and a spray manifold. The spray manifold can have multiple apertures and/or sprayers for emitting wash liquid to define a spray zone.04-18-2013
20130098406DISHWASHER WITH AUXILIARY WASHING AGENT DISPENSING SYSTEM - A dishwasher includes an auxiliary dispenser assembly used in conjunction with an auxiliary spray unit having a plurality of spray heads arranged along a wall of a washing chamber to create an intensified wash zone in the washing chamber. The dispenser assembly includes a storage compartment for housing a washing agent, an inlet leading to the storage compartment and an outlet leading from the storage compartment. During at least one stage of a washing operation, at least a portion of the washing fluid delivered to the auxiliary spray unit is diverted and forced to flow through the storage compartment in order to pick-up additional detergent which is then delivered into the washing chamber for enhanced cleansing purposes.04-25-2013
20110265829DETERGENT 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.11-03-2011
20100275954DISHWASHER WITH BASKET DETECTING DEVICE - A dishwasher (11-04-2010
20130146097Automatic Dishwashing Detergent Compositions Comprising Ethercarboxylic Acids Or Their Salts And Nonionic Surfactants With A High Cloud Point - The present invention relates to automatic dishwashing detergent compositions comprising 06-13-2013
20130146098Automatic Dishwashing Detergent Compositions Comprising Ethercarboxylic Acids Or Their Salts, Which Are Free Of Nonionic Surfactants - The present invention relates to automatic dishwashing detergent compositions comprising 06-13-2013
20130146099METHOD OF SEPARATING CHEMISTRIES IN A DOOR-TYPE DISHMACHINE - The present disclosure relates to a dishmachine that includes at least two tanks and methods of using the tanks to isolate, substantially isolate, or incrementally isolate different chemistries from each other during a cycle. The disclosed dishmachine design and method allows for the use of two different, and potentially incompatible, reactive, or offsetting chemistries to be used in the same dishmachine cycle.06-13-2013
20110226288CLEANING AGENTS - Phosphate-free automatic dishwashing agents are disclosed that comprise (a) builder; (b) bleaching agent; (c) hydrophobically modified copolymer comprising at least one of mono- and polyunsaturated sulfonic acid monomers; (d) non-hydrophobically modified copolymer comprising at least one of mono- and polyunsaturated sulfonic acids; and (e) nonionic surfactant. The agents in accordance with the present invention are distinguished by excellent film deposition inhibition along with good washing and rinsing performance.09-22-2011
20110226287SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOW TEMPERATURE HYDRATION OF FOOD SOILS - A system and method for low temperature hydration of food soils allows for hydration of food soils between washing cycles in a dishwasher. A user selects a hydration button to actuate a hydration cycle between dishwashing cycles. During the hydration cycle, a plurality of spraying devices are periodically actuated in accordance with a desired amount of hydration selected by the user. Water is supplied from a dedicated water supply line to the spraying devices, preferably without being heated, and is distributed throughout a dishwasher chamber utilizing spray nozzles or fans. The hydration cycle ends when deactivated, or when a dishwashing cycle is initiated.09-22-2011
20120255582LOW NOISE SINGLE PHASE SYNCHRONOUS ELECTRIC MOTOR - A method of operating a dishwasher having a single phase synchronous electric motor (SPSEM), wherein the rotational speed of the SPSEM is controlled by a controller for reduced level of noise and vibration.10-11-2012
20130152974CONTROL METHOD FOR A DISHWASHER - A control method for a dishwasher is provided. The control method may include heating air in a tub after a main washing process of washing dishes in the tub, and discharging the air containing moisture in the tub to an outside, during the air-heating or at the same time as the air-heating, such that energy efficiency may be increased and a time required for a dish drying process may be shorten.06-20-2013
20110308553METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE REMOVAL OF STARCH - A method of warewashing for the removal of starch is described herein. The method includes applying an alkaline composition to a dish, then applying an acidic composition to a dish, and then applying a second alkaline composition to the dish. The method may include additional steps. Compositions for using with the method are also disclosed. Finally, dish machines that may be used in accordance with the method are disclosed.12-22-2011
20130186434METHOD FOR TREATING UTENSILS WITH CHEMISTRY IN A DISHWASHER - A method for operating a dishwasher having a tub at least partially forming a treating chamber, a sprayer that emits liquid into the treating chamber, and a supply conduit fluidly coupled to the sprayer and through which liquid is supplied to the sprayer from a liquid source, in which heat is applied to utensils by an exothermic reaction.07-25-2013
20120017944DISHWASHING MACHINE - A dishwashing machine, particularly a household dishwashing machine, at least having one wash tub for the accommodation of receiving items to be washed that can be cleaned at least during one step of pre-rinsing and/or washing by cleaning agent additive. According to the invention, there is a wash tub cleaning program having lower item cleaning power than in the pre-rinsing and/or washing step, whereas the at least partially inner surfaces of the wash tub can be acted upon by fluid in order to remove grease deposits at least in the wash tub.01-26-2012
20120298146WAREWASH MACHINE WITH SOIL DETECTION - A conveyor-type warewash machine includes a conveyor mechanism for moving wares through a plurality of spray zones including at least one spray zone having spray nozzles for spraying recirculated liquid from a collection tank in the spray zone and a downstream final rinse zone with spray nozzles for spraying final rinse liquid. A sensor arrangement is located for monitoring condition of liquid of the collection tank. A control is operatively connected with the sensor arrangement and configured to vary flow rate of final rinse liquid sprayed from the final rinse nozzles based upon condition of liquid as indicated by the sensor arrangement.11-29-2012
20130206181AUTOMATIC DISHWASHING COMPOSITION - An automatic dishwashing composition offering good performance especially in the removal of stubborn stains, such as tea stains, comprises a chelating agent selected from hydroxyethyliminodiacetic acid, glucoheptonic acid, hydroxyethylethylenediaminetriacetic acid, poly(acrylic acid-co-hypophosphite), and salts, complexes and mixtures thereof; wherein the composition is substantially free of phosphate containing builders and substantially free of bleaching compounds.08-15-2013
20130206179WAREWASH MACHINE WITH REMOVAL ROTATING ARM AND RELATED METHOD - A warewash machine arm mechanism includes a liquid supply shaft assembly including a rotatable sleeve bearing mounted thereon, and an arm assembly including an elongated interior liquid flow space along an arm body and one or more liquid ejection orifices. The arm assembly is releasably mounted to the supply shaft assembly via a latch mechanism of the arm assembly that engages the rotatable sleeve bearing such that the arm assembly rotates with the rotatable sleeve bearing during ejection of liquid from the liquid ejection orifices.08-15-2013

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