Patents Assigned to Liebherr-Hausgerate Lienz GmbH
  • Patent number: 10524572
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refrigerator unit and/or freezer unit having a unit carcass and a unit door that is pivotable about an axis, preferably about a vertical axis, and that closes the cooled inner space at the front side, wherein removable protection against tilting is attached to the unit body and at least extends the tilt point of the unit body to the front and/or to the side beyond the normal footprint of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERÄTE LIENZ GMBH
    Inventor: Dominik Lercher
  • Publication number: 20190316832
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a vacuum insulation body comprising a vacuum-tight covering that surrounds an evacuated region, wherein a core material is arranged in the evacuated region, wherein the covering has an outer region and an inner region at least partially surrounded by the outer region, wherein the inner region and the outer region are formed by a common film bag and wherein the inner region is formed by inverting the film bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicants: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE LIENZ GMBH, LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE OCHSENHAUSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag, Martin Kerstner
  • Patent number: 10365031
    Abstract: A refrigerator and/or freezer is described having at least one body that encloses at least one cooled interior space, and with at least one first and one second door opening in opposite directions, which doors are articulated to the body, wherein the interior space can be closed, wherein one or both doors include one or more seals that in the closed condition of the doors are disposed in the gap between the doors, wherein the at least one seal is in its closed end position when the doors are closed, characterized in that the appliance includes at least one door opening sensor and at least one drive unit communicating with the same, which is configured to move the at least one seal of a door away from the other door into an open end position, wherein the drive unit furthermore is configured such that the same is activated when the door opening sensor detects the opening of a door or the touching of the door by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERÄTE LIENZ GMBH
    Inventors: Richard Stocker, Stefan Walder
  • Publication number: 20190170430
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation body comprising at least one vacuum-tight covering that surrounds at least one evacuated region, wherein one or more core materials are arranged in the evacuated region, and wherein the vacuum-tight covering has at least one evacuation opening that is provided with at least one valve having at least one valve disk that opens the evacuation opening in the opened state and that releases the evacuation opening in the closed state, with means for a vacuum-tight sealing of the evacuation opening being arranged outside the sealing region of the valve disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicants: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE LIENZ GMBH, LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE OCHSENHAUSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas WINKLER, Jochen HIEMEYER
  • Publication number: 20190056167
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refrigerator and/or freezer with at least one body and with at least one cooled interior space arranged in the body, wherein the appliance includes at least one refrigerant circuit that serves for cooling the interior space, wherein the refrigerant circuit includes at least one condenser, wherein at least one heat pipe is provided that is in direct or indirect thermal contact with the condenser and that is arranged such that it forms at least a part of a frame heater of the appliance and/or is in thermal contact with the outer skin of the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicants: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE LIENZ GMBH, LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE OCHSENHAUSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Kerstner, Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag
  • Publication number: 20190049164
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refrigerator unit and/or a freezer unit having at least one carcass and having at least one inner space arranged in the carcass, wherein the unit has at least one refrigerant circuit that serves the cooling of the inner space and wherein the refrigerant circuit has at least one evaporator, at least one compressor, at least one condenser, and at least one restrictor, wherein at least one bypass to the restrictor is provided that extends directly or indirectly from the condenser to the evaporator and in which at least one valve is arranged for shutting off the bypass, with the evaporator and the bypass being arranged and configured such that a heat pipe effect is present in the bypass and/or in components arranged the direction of flow before and/or after it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicants: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE LIENZ GMBH, LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE OCHSENHAUSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Kerstner, Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag
  • Publication number: 20180372395
    Abstract: The invention relates to a refrigerator and/or freezer with at least one body that encloses at least one cooled interior space, and with at least one first and one second door opening in opposite directions, which doors are articulated to the body, by means of which the interior space can be closed, wherein one or both doors include one or more seals that in the closed condition of the doors are disposed in the gap between the doors, wherein the at least one seal is in its closed end position when the doors are closed, characterized in that the appliance includes at least one door opening sensor and at least one drive unit communicating with the same, which is configured to move the at least one seal of a door away from the other door into an open end position, wherein the drive unit furthermore is configured such that the same is activated when the door opening sensor detects the opening of a door or the touching of the door by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Liebherr-Hausgerate Lienz GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Stocker, Stefan Walder
  • Patent number: 10088221
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum insulation body, comprising at least one envelope body and at least one diffusion-tight envelope which at least partly adjoins the envelope body, wherein the envelope at least partly is present as prefabricated bag or partial bag which in its geometry is completely or largely adapted to the shape of the envelope body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: Liebherr-Hausgeräte Lienz GmbH, Liebherr-Hausgeräte Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Freitag, Martin Kerstner, Jochen Hiemeyer
  • Patent number: 10041726
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum insulation body with a vacuum-tight envelope, wherein through the region surrounded by the envelope at least one lead-through extends, which surrounds a free space, and/or wherein at least one port extends from the envelope. According to the invention, the lead-through and/or the port likewise is formed vacuum-tight and vacuum-tightly connected with the envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: Liebherr-Hausgeräte Lienz GmbH, Liebherr-Hausgeräte Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Freitag, Martin Kerstner, Jochen Hiemeyer
  • Patent number: 9702612
    Abstract: A refrigerator unit and/or freezer unit is disclosed having at least one carcass in which a cooled inner space is arranged and having at least one closure element by which the cooled inner space can be closed. The carcass has one or more contact elements at the carcass side and the closure element has one or more contact elements at the closure element side, wherein at least one switch is provided which allows a current flow through the contact elements in the closed state and prevents a current flow through the contact elements in the open state, wherein the switch is switched from its open state into its closed state upon reaching of a specific closing angle, and the switch is switched into the closed state as soon as or after the contact elements at the closure element side are in contact with the contact elements at the carcass side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERÄTE LIENZ GMBH
    Inventor: Markus Köfele
  • Publication number: 20170131001
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoelectrically cooled or heated container, in particular a refrigerator unit and/or a freezer unit, having at least one cooled or heated inner space and having at least one thermoelectric element, in particular having at least one Peltier element, for generating cold or heat in the inner space, wherein the thermoelectric element is arranged between two thermoconductive solid bodies of which one or both have an increasing cross-sectional area as the spacing from the thermoelectric element increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicants: Liebherr-Hausgeräte Lienz GmbH, Liebherr-Hausgeräte Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen HIEMEYER, Martin KERSTNER, Michael FREITAG
  • Publication number: 20160123653
    Abstract: A refrigerator unit and/or freezer unit is disclosed having at least one carcass in which a cooled inner space is arranged and having at least one closure element by which the cooled inner space can be closed. The carcass has one or more contact elements at the carcass side and the closure element has one or more contact elements at the closure element side, wherein at least one switch is provided which allows a current flow through the contact elements in the closed state and prevents a current flow through the contact elements in the open state, wherein the switch is switched from its open state into its closed state upon reaching of a specific closing angle, and the switch is switched into the closed state as soon as or after the contact elements at the closure element side are in contact with the contact elements at the carcass side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERÄTE LIENZ GMBH
    Inventor: Markus Köfele
  • Patent number: 9316281
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refrigerator unit and/or freezer unit having at least one coolant circuit which has at least one condenser which is connected to at least one damping element which damps vibrations of the condenser and which is arranged between the condenser and at least one part of the unit, wherein the damping element consists of or comprises in part or in full a foamed and/or expanded material, preferably foam, in particular PP or PE, and/or an expanded polymer material, and in particular expanded polypropylene (EPP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE LIENZ GMBH
    Inventor: Markus Koefele
  • Patent number: 9046297
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refrigerator/freezer having doors in turn having seals, with the seals in the closed state of the doors sealing the region between the doors, the seal of at least one door movable into a position at least regionally having larger spacing from the seal of the other door than in the closed position, at least one cam moving on opening and closing the door, and the cam contacting both the door and the seal to move the seal from the first to second position when the door is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hausgeräte Lienz GmbH
    Inventor: Richard Stocker
  • Patent number: 8807673
    Abstract: A refrigerator and/or freezer has at least one interconnecting element extending between two compartments of the appliance, wherein one or more holding members are provided, which are connected with the inner container of the appliance and on which the interconnecting element is arranged such that the holding member at least partly extends between the inner container and the interconnecting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hausgeräte Lienz GmbH
    Inventor: Karl Benigni
  • Patent number: 8783800
    Abstract: A refrigerator and/or freezer with at least one inside container and at least one drawer which can be slid into and pulled out of the inside container. The drawer has at least one face visible to a user of the equipment and is provided with adjustment devices for changing the position of the drawer and/or the position of the drawer face relative to the inside container in at least one direction. The adjustment devices have at least one eccentric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hausgerate Lienz GmbH
    Inventor: Karl Benigni
  • Patent number: 8544971
    Abstract: A refrigerating and/or freezing device, with at least one door, through which the interior of the device can be closed, and with a door closure system that comprises includes at least one closure that moves the door into its closed position, a damping device that opposes a counterforce to the door movement, a movable carriage connected with the closure system to move the closure into a pre-tensioned state when the door is opened, as well as an interlocking component connected with the damping device and with the closure such that the closure can be fixed by the interlocking component in its pre-tensioned state, whereby the carriage and the interlocking component are coupled together by a first movement section of the door and are decoupled from each other by a second movement section of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hausgerate Lienz GmbH
    Inventor: Richard Stocker
  • Publication number: 20130200772
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a closure element for a chest refrigerator and/or chest freezer, wherein the closure element has at least one first sliding cover and wherein at least one limiting means is provided which limits the path by which the first sliding cover is displaceable. In accordance with the invention, the limiting means is arranged on the lower side of the sliding cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE LIENZ GMBH
    Inventor: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE LIENZ GMBH
  • Publication number: 20130195543
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a frame for a refrigerator and/or freezer or of a refrigerator and/or freezer, wherein the frame consists of several frame parts, wherein one of two frame parts adjacent to each other in the frame has a protrusion and the other one has a receptacle into which the protrusion is inserted, and wherein said two frame parts are connected with each other by the method of ultrasonic welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Liebherr-Hausgerate Lienz GmbH
    Inventor: Liebherr-Hausgerate Lienz GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130193827
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure element, in particular to a cover or door, for a refrigerator unit and/or freezer unit, wherein the closure element has at least one blocking means or is connected thereto, which blocking means is movable into a release position and into a locked position, wherein the blocking means is arranged such that the closure element or a part of the closure element cannot be opened in the locked position of the blocking means, wherein at least one displaceably arranged covering is provided which is movable into different positions, and wherein the covering covers the blocking means or an opening leading to the blocking means in a first position and releases it for use in a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE LIENZ GMBH
    Inventor: Liebherr-Hausgerate Lienz GmbH