Publications and White Papers
These are published articles and papers discussing various topics in engineering and product design intended to advance the understanding of appliance art and science.
J. Dries, "Improving Dishwasher Efficiency," Appliance Magazine, June 2008, pp. 22-28.
(This is an excellent article for any engineer or manager who is new to modern dishwasher design and seeks to master the fundamentals of dishwasher hydraulics and its affect on overall energy consumption and wash performance.) (You can read the actual article on Appliance Magazine's site by following the link above or read a clean draft of the original article in pdf format here.)
J. Dries, "Understanding, Analyzing, and Reducing Appliance Noise," Appliance Magazine, May 2009, pp. 18-24.
(This article goes into great detail discussing the fundamentals of engineering noise measurement and control. An abridged version of the article appeared in the May 2009 issue of Appliance Magazine. The full draft of the article in pdf format is available here.)
J. Dries, " Understanding and Expressing Loudness" - August 09
(This engineering paper examines just what loudness is, the four main values used to express it, how they are related and finally the best uses for each in appliance noise control.)
J. Dries, "Determining Patentability" - October 09
(This article attempts to answers common questions concerning the patent process and present a systematic approach to recognizing patentable aspects of new designs while avoiding infringement.)
J. Dries "Interpreting Patent Claims" - February 2010
(This article is intended to help Engineers to efficiently read and understand patent claims .)
Water Hardness in the US and Canada - March 2010
(Water hardness classifications, unit conversion factors and maps for the US and Canada.)
These are newspaper and magazine articles in which John Dries was interviewed concerning appliance design or appliance use by the consumer.
Cohen, A. (2009, May 21). The Dish on Dishwashers. The New York Times, P. D2
L. Bonnema, "Sound Dishwasher Design." Appliance Magazine, October 2008, pp. 30-33.
"6 Moneymaking Tips". Reader's Digest, July 2009