Whirlpool Corporation Patent Portfolio Statistics

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Whirlpool Corporation look like?

Total Applications: 3,280
Granted Patents: 2,548
Grant Index 85.99 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 415 (14.01%)
In-Process Applications: 306
Average Grant Time: 3.01 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.76

Which Technology Area Whirlpool Corporation is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
1711 Coating, Etching, Cleaning, Single Crystal Growth 719
3744 Refrigeration, Vaporization, Ventilation, AndCombustion 342
3637 Static Structures, Supports and Furniture 263
3742 Refrigeration, Vaporization, Ventilation, AndCombustion 144
3761 Refrigeration, Vaporization, Ventilation, and Combustion 138

How many patents are Whirlpool Corporation filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 82*
2020 175
2019 218
2018 279

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Whirlpool Corporation in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220022692A1
Application number: 17/496,820

A food processor for processing food stuffs having a base assembly, a jar assembly, and a blade assembly that can be rotated from a use position to a stored position is disclosed. The food processor includes a lid that is connected to the jar assembly by a hinge and closed by use of a latch. The jar assembly is connected to the base assembly by the use of push pins on the base assembly which engage corresponding holes on the jar assembly.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
Inventors: Wenkai Wu

Publication number: US20220022725A1
Application number: 17/495,857

A dish rack is supported for both selective movement into and out of a washing chamber of a dishwasher tub and vertically relative to the tub, with the vertical adjustment being made by manually grasping and shifting at least one frontal cross bar extending about a front wall of the dish rack to cause pivoting of first and second lever members extending along sides of the dish rack. The side lever members cooperate with latching mechanisms to lift and retain the dish rack in a select raised position

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
Inventors: M Obrien Thomas

Publication number: US20220028204A1
Application number: 17/495,869

A vault defines a cavity wherein openings define the vault and are open into the cavity. A token box is disposed within the cavity of the vault. A cover feature has a shell and a base. The base is slidably coupled to the vault to transition between a first position and a second position. The shell is hingedly coupled to the base to hinge between a covering position and a servicing position when the base is in the second position.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
Inventors: Anthony Gates M

How are Whirlpool Corporation’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/496,820 Food Processor OPAP Central, Docket
17/495,857 Height Adjuster Mechanism For A Dishwasher Dish Rack OPAP Central, Docket
17/495,869 Token Collection Assembly OPAP Central, Docket
17/494,986 Lid Assembly For A Laundry Appliance OPAP Central, Docket
17/491,848 Laundry Treating Appliance Having A Bulk Dispensing Assembly OPAP Central, Docket