Patent Number: 7,820,995

Title: Component for a household appliance, in particular for a dishwasher, and sump for a household appliance, in particular for a dishwasher, using it

Abstract: The present invention relates to a component for a household appliance, in particular for a dishwasher, and to a sump for a household appliance, in particular for a dishwasher, using it. Both the component and the sump are adapted to detect and/or control the level of a liquid in a tub. The component and/or the sump comprise a light transmitter adapted to generate a light beam, a light receiver adapted to receive the said light beam, and at least one optical element, in particular made of transparent material, adapted to affect the said beam depending on the content of the tub.

Inventors: Gadini; Costanzo (Frassineto Po, IT), Nebbia; Fabio (Giarole, IT)

Assignee: Eltek S.p.A.

International Classification: B08B 3/04 (20060101); G01F 23/292 (20060101); A47L 15/42 (20060101); D06F 39/08 (20060101); G01N 21/17 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00