Patents by Inventor Deok-Hye Lee

Deok-Hye Lee has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5855779
    Abstract: A water purifier includes water filters and a storage tank for purified water, all contained within a housing. Access to the housing interior is afforded by means of a cover plate that is hinged to the housing along a lower edge of the cover plate. Mounted on the cover plate adjacent an upper edge thereof are two push-button actuated latches which releasably secure the cover plate to the housing. The latches are disposed at opposite sides of the cover plate and each latch comprises a plate spring that is inherently biased to a latching position. A push button is provided for each latch to enable a user to flex the latches to their unlatching positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Deok-Hye Lee, Deok-Joong Yoon
  • Patent number: 5788840
    Abstract: A water purifier includes a storage vessel for storing purified water. A dispensing spigot is connected to the vessel. The spigot includes a valved body and a lever for operating the valve. The lever can be rotated rearwardly from an "off" position to temporarily dispense water, i.e., to dispense water so long as a rearward force is applied to the lever. When the rearward force is relieved, the level automatically returns to the off position. The lever can also be rotated forwardly from the "off" position to continuously dispense water, i.e., to dispense water until the lever is forcefully rotated rearwardly by the user. A stop pin is removably mounted in the lever to prevent the lever from being rotated forwardly from the "off" position until the pin is removed, thereby preventing the continuous dispensing mode from being accidentally initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Deok-Hye Lee, Deok-Joong Yoon