US 11,655,585 B2
Iron-steamer appliance
Brandon Sung-Hwan Song, Glen Allen, VA (US); and Drew Carlson, Midlothian, VA (US)
Assigned to Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., Glen Allen, VA (US)
Filed by Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., Glen Allen, VA (US)
Filed on Apr. 16, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/385,752.
Prior Publication US 2020/0332458 A1, Oct. 22, 2020
Int. Cl. D06F 75/20 (2006.01); D06F 75/38 (2006.01); D06F 75/14 (2006.01); D06F 75/26 (2006.01)
CPC D06F 75/20 (2013.01) [D06F 75/14 (2013.01); D06F 75/38 (2013.01); D06F 75/26 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An iron-steamer appliance, comprising:
an appliance housing including an internal water reservoir;
a sole plate attached under the appliance housing, the sole plate including first vents;
first and second steam chambers in fluid communication with the water reservoir, wherein the first steam chamber is in fluid communication with the first vents;
a steamer nozzle in fluid communication with the second steam chamber, the steamer nozzle including second vents, the steamer nozzle is movable between retracted and extended positions, wherein in the retracted position, the nozzle is located directly above a peripheral footprint defined by the sole plate where the second vents directly overlie the sole plate, and in the extended position, the nozzle is located at least partially forwardly of the sole plate peripheral footprint where the second vents do not overlie the sole plate, and wherein in moving from the retracted position to the extended position, the steamer nozzle moves substantially parallel to the sole plate; and
wherein the steamer nozzle further comprises a steam nozzle housing, wherein in the retracted position the steamer nozzle housing follows a contour defined by the appliance housing, and in the extended position, the steamer nozzle housing is forward of the contour defined by the appliance housing.