US Patent No. 11,071,176

DIVIDER ASSEMBLY FOR A MICROWAVE OVEN


Patent No. 11,071,176
Issue Date July 20, 2021
Title Divider Assembly For A Microwave Oven
Inventorship Muhammad Khizar, St. Joseph, MI (US)
Vincent D. Csapos, Hamilton, MI (US)
Assignee Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,071,176


1. A divider assembly for dividing a cooking cavity of a microwave oven into two cooking subcavities, the divider assembly comprising:a first tempered glass panel;
a metal frame extending around the periphery of the first tempered glass panel to support the first tempered glass panel;
a honeycomb core positioned above the first tempered glass panel;
a second tempered glass panel positioned above the honeycomb core; and
a gasket extending around the periphery of the metal frame for engaging metal walls of the microwave oven, wherein the gasket comprises small-diameter, long-length carbon nano-tubes.