Abstract: An over-the-range microwave oven includes: a housing; an electric equipment chamber which is disposed in the housing, and includes a control panel, and a drive unit; a cooking chamber which is disposed in the housing and controlled by the electric equipment chamber, and has an air inlet portion which is disposed at one side of the cooking chamber and into which outside air flows, and an opening and closing unit which is disposed at the other side of the cooking chamber and that is opened and closed based on a flow rate of flowing air; and a duct unit in the housing and disposed outside the cooking unit.
Abstract: An over-the-range microwave oven includes: a housing; a cooking unit which is disposed in the housing; an air discharge unit which includes an air discharge motor in the housing; an air discharge duct unit which discharges air through the air discharge unit; a cooling duct unit which guides outside air to the air discharge motor in order to cool the air discharge motor; and a duct unit in which the air discharge duct unit and the cooling duct unit are separated vertically.
Abstract: A centrifugal fan for a refrigerator can include a plurality of vanes arranged radially about a central a shaft; a ring-shaped shroud coupled to the vanes and having a curved portion with a predetermined radius or curvature and also having an angled portion with a predetermined gradient or angle relative to the curved portion; and a bottom surface coupled to the vanes on the side opposite the shroud; where a ratio (r/R) of an inner diameter r, which is the shortest distance between the vane and the shaft, and an outer diameter R, which is the longest distance between the vane and the shaft, is approximately 0.69±0.01.
Abstract: Ice making system and method for a refrigerator is disclosed. The ice making system includes an ice making unit that makes ice cubes, a cold air generator that cools air inside a cooling duct so as to produce cold air, a cold air circulation unit that supplies the cold air from the cold air generator to the ice making unit, and discharges the cold air from the ice making unit to the cold air generator, and a cold air guiding unit that circulates the cold air inside the ice making unit.
Abstract: A microwave range includes a main body having a cooking chamber therein; and a tray unit in the cooking chamber, in which the tray unit is configured to rotate food on a first plane and a second plane, the second plane being is orthogonal to the first plane.
Abstract: A refrigerant channel-integrated ice making tray includes an ice making tray configured to have a number of partition ribs for containing water; and a refrigerant channel configured to traverse under the partition ribs inside of the ice making tray.
Abstract: A dryer for a wall-mounted washing machine is disclosed. The dryer provides a duct passage that is curved in multiple ways, and that has a heater and a fan. Therefore, the dryer may be installed in a wall-mounted washing machine having a relatively small or narrow accommodating space. The dryer may have a relatively high gas flow rate and/or flow velocity. That is, the dryer may implement a function for drying laundry.
Abstract: A device for adjusting a full-ice level includes: an ice making tray for making ice; an ice making tray fixing unit positioned on both sides of the ice making tray to support the ice making tray; an ice storage unit positioned below the ice making tray and for storing ice that is separated from and drops from the ice making tray; a full-ice level sensor for sensing the highest level of ice stored in the ice storage unit; a sensor guide on which the full-ice level sensor is installed, and positioned in the ice storage unit; and a motor on one side of the ice making tray fixing unit and coupled with the sensor guide, and for moving the sensor guide upward and downward in the ice storage unit.
Abstract: An ice maker includes a cooling unit for generating cold air; a case defining a cooling space for receiving the cold air; an ice making assembly for making ice; and a bucket for receiving the ice. The ice making assembly includes an ice tray; and a cold air guiding unit for guiding the cold air to the lower side of the ice tray. A guide member of the guiding unit defines a flow channel, along which the cold air flows, between the guide member and the bottom surface of the tray. The guide member includes a first inclined section extending in a longitudinal direction of the ice tray for guiding the cold air to the bottom surface of the tray. An imaginary extension line of the first inclined section reaches between two of the ice making recesses adjacent to each other in the longitudinal direction of the ice tray.
Abstract: An over-the-range microwave oven including a duct unit configured to direct air from the back of the oven to the front and further includes an integrated duct module. The duct unit includes: a first panel at the bottom, a pair of second panels forming both lateral side surfaces of the duct unit. Water vapor generated from food being cooked flows along an enclosed flow path and thus is unaffected by the exhaust air flow. A humidity sensor is disposed on the first panel and operable to detect water vapor in the cooking unit.
Abstract: A drainage device for a wall-mounted washing machine includes a drain housing having an inlet at an upper side of a body, a valve wall in the body, a drain and a cap receiver at a lower side of the body opposite to the inlet relative to the valve wall, and a driving unit or actuator receiver on the valve wall, a cap on the cap receiver configured to collect foreign materials; and a driving unit or actuator in the driving unit or actuator receiver, configured to open and close the valve wall. As a result, the user cannot come in contact with the inlet, thereby preventing accidents or burns from components in or near the inlet, such as a heater.
Abstract: A washing machine includes an auxiliary washing unit. When an inner tank is rotated during a washing cycle or a rinsing cycle, washing water passing through the auxiliary washing unit impacts the laundry, which lies by trapping on a projection member, thereby improving washing performance.
Abstract: A refrigerator having a storage unit disposed on the inside of a door and capable of dispensing beverage from a beverage container stored in the storage unit. A supporting unit is disposed on the storage unit for supporting the beverage container downward. The supporting unit has a first mounting hole. A valve is coupled to a mouth of the beverage container for selectively allowing beverage contained in the beverage container to be dispensed. At least a portion of the valve is located in the first mounting hole. A lever is disposed under the supporting unit and coupled to the valve. When an upward external force is applied to the lever, the valve is open and allows the beverage to be supplied to the outside of the beverage container through the mouth of the beverage container.
Abstract: A refrigerator includes a body having a storage space; a door coupled with the body and for opening/closing the storage space, and an ice particle maker equipped in the door, wherein the ice particle maker includes a water feed nozzle for injecting water supplied from a water supply source into an ice particle making area; a cold air flow path for supplying cold air to the ice particle making area; and a dispenser for discharging ice particles made from the ice particle maker.
Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a washing machine including: a tub main body which holds water, a tub cover which coupled to the tub main body which covers the front of the tub main body, a front panel on a surface of the front of the tub cover configured to cover the tub cover, a detergent container, dispenser, or case detachably coupled to the tub cover which extends through the front panel and the tub main body tub cover, and a first seal positioned between the detergent container, dispenser, or case and the tub cover configured to seal the tub main body. According to embodiments of the present disclosure, the tub main body may be more perfectly sealed by the first seal, thereby preventing water from leaking.
Abstract: A washing machine for washing laundry may include a drum type washing machine having a tub, a drum, a water pressure and/or level sensor, an air flow path, a bubble detecting sensor, and a controller. The bubble detecting sensor may be along the air flow path of the tub in order to detect whether bubbles, suds or foam are generated within the tub and/or whether the bubbles, suds or foam exceed an acceptable amount. When the bubbles within the tub are detected and/or exceed the acceptable amount, the washing machine (e.g., the controller) may perform a preset or predetermined bubble removing course or procedure to remove or reduce the bubbles.
Abstract: A wall-mounted drum washing machine includes: a rear panel mounted on a wall; a tub supported by the rear panel and containing washing water; a front panel having an opening formed therein and installed on the tub; a drum rotatably installed in the tub; a driving unit configured to providing power to the drum; a cover installed on the rear panel and covering the tub and the front panel; a water supply device supplying washing water to the tub; a drain device discharging washing water from the tub to the outside; and a ventilation device forming a flow path through which air is moved between the inside and outside of the tub and connected to the drain device so as to discharge bubbles introduced from the tub to the outside through the drain device.
Abstract: A wall-mounted drum washing machine includes a housing having one or more through-holes in a rear surface thereof; and one or more fixing units having a first side or end fixed to a wall and a second side or end inserted in one of the through-hole(s), wherein each through-hole includes a guide having a cross-sectional area that decreases from a rear surface of the housing toward a front of the housing.
Abstract: An ice maker for refrigerator includes a case that encloses and protects a cooling space into which cold air is supplied, an ice making assembly for making ice using cold air supplied to the cooling space, an ice bucket for containing the ice made by the ice making assembly in the cooling space, and a cold air ventilation path for guiding cold air to flow along the outer circumferential surface of the ice bucket in the cooling space.
Abstract: A control method for a wall-mounted drum washing machine, which removes foams remaining in a detergent box and a conditioner box at a final stage of a spin-drying process of the wall-mounted drum washing machine, thereby maintaining the detergent box and the conditioner box in a clean state.
September 5, 2013
Date of Patent:
October 10, 2017
Dongbu Daewoo Electronics Corporation
Ju Dong Lee, Ui Kun Hwang, Jae Min Lee, Sung Su Joo