US 9,808,139 B2
Dishwasher placemat basket and support structure
Ann Tran Francis, Reston, VA (US)
Assigned to Ann Tran Francis, Reston, VA (US)
Filed by Ann Tran Francis, Reston, VA (US)
Filed on Sep. 11, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/851,720.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/048,901, filed on Sep. 11, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0073852 A1, Mar. 17, 2016
Int. Cl. A47L 15/50 (2006.01)
CPC A47L 15/505 (2013.01) 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A dishwasher basket device for securing placemats within a dishwashing machine comprising:
a. two or more identical support walls configured in parallel and offset from one another by the thickness of one of the two or more identical support walls to support placemats or other flexible items extending within an interior volume of the basket created by the two or more identical support walls; and
b. the two or more identical support walls are configured with a plurality of openings extending through the two or more identical support walls permitting fluid to pass through; and
c. the two or more identical support walls are configured with connector features to connect the support wall to a base panel, at least two or more identical side walls, and a top panel; the connector features are adjustable connections selected from a fixed, hinged, or removable connections; and
d. at least two side walls extending parallel to each other and perpendicular to the two or more identical support walls and perpendicular to the base panel; and
e. the base panel extended perpendicular to the side walls and perpendicular to the two or more identical support walls; and
f. the base panel and the at least two side walls are configured with a plurality of openings extending through the base panel or the at least two side walls permitting fluid to pass through, and;
g. the base panel and at least two side walls also contain the connector features to connect the two or more identical support walls to create one or more interior volumes; and
h. the base panel is planar to support the dishwasher basket device in a vertical orientation when installed in a dishwasher or on a planar surface
i. the two or more identical support walls are parallel, offset from one another by the thickness of one of the two or more identical support walls, and the two or more identical support walls are sinusoidal shape such that the dishwasher basket device can secure standard placemat sizes and be located in a vertical orientation within a lower rack of a typical dishwasher.