Patents by Inventor Jae-Sek Oh

Jae-Sek Oh 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: 10260796
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a compressor to compress refrigerant, a condenser to liquefy the refrigerant supplied from the compressor, a capillary tube to decompress and expand the refrigerant supplied from the condenser, an evaporator to vaporize the refrigerant supplied from the capillary tube, a shutoff valve installed at an inlet of the capillary tube so as to prevent the refrigerant in the condenser during stoppage of the compressor from being moved to the evaporator, and a control unit to enable the shutoff valve to be blocked together so as to prevent movement of the refrigerant from the condenser to the evaporator during stoppage of the compressor, and to enable the shutoff valve to be opened together so as to move the refrigerant from the condenser to the evaporator during starting of the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jee Hoon Lee, Sang Gyu Jung, Seung Yong Yang, Jae Sek Oh, Kae Hum Lee, Sung Cheul Park, Jong Nam Lee, Ho June Jeong
  • Patent number: 9383135
    Abstract: A refrigerator including a main body provided with storage chambers, doors to open and close the storage chambers, upper hinge modules to enable one side of the upper end of each door to be rotatably installed on the main body. Main body hinge receipt parts are depressed on the upper surface of the main body to embed rear ends of the upper hinge modules in the upper surface of the main body and door hinge receipt parts are depressed on the rear surfaces of the doors to receive front ends of the upper hinge modules, and thus the main body is located at a height corresponding to the height of the doors, thereby allowing the main body provided with the storage chambers having a wider volume to be used in the refrigerator having a designated height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Cheul Park, Jae Sek Oh, Sang Gyu Jung, Mu Yeol Sun
  • Publication number: 20160097579
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a compressor to compress refrigerant, a condenser to liquefy the refrigerant supplied from the compressor, a capillary tube to decompress and expand the refrigerant supplied from the condenser, an evaporator to vaporize the refrigerant supplied from the capillary tube, a shutoff valve installed at an inlet of the capillary tube so as to prevent the refrigerant in the condenser during stoppage of the compressor from being moved to the evaporator, and a control unit to enable the shutoff valve to be blocked together so as to prevent movement of the refrigerant from the condenser to the evaporator during stoppage of the compressor, and to enable the shutoff valve to be opened together so as to move the refrigerant from the condenser to the evaporator during starting of the compressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jee Hoon LEE, Sang Gyu JUNG, Seung Yong YANG, Jae Sek OH, Kae Hum LEE, Sung Cheul PARK, Jong Nam LEE, Ho June JEONG
  • Patent number: 8827389
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a refrigerator including a main body provided with storage chambers, doors to open and close the storage chambers, and lower hinge modules to enable one side of the lower end of each door to be rotatably installed on the main body. The main body includes a main frame integrally forming a lower surface and both side surfaces of the main body and the rear ends of the lower hinge modules are installed on the outer lower surface of the main frame, and thus the thickness of the lower end of the main body is minimized, thereby maximizing the storage capacity of the main body having a designated height as far as a heat insulating ability is not lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Nam Lee, Jae Sek Oh, Sang Gyu Jung, Seung Yong Yang, Mu Yeol Sun
  • Publication number: 20140239791
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a compressor to compress refrigerant, a condenser to liquefy the refrigerant supplied from the compressor, a capillary tube to decompress and expand the refrigerant supplied from the condenser, an evaporator to vaporize the refrigerant supplied from the capillary tube, a shutoff valve installed at an inlet of the capillary tube so as to prevent the refrigerant in the condenser during stoppage of the compressor from being moved to the evaporator, and a control unit to enable the shutoff valve to be blocked together so as to prevent movement of the refrigerant from the condenser to the evaporator during stoppage of the compressor, and to enable the shutoff valve to be opened together so as to move the refrigerant from the condenser to the evaporator during starting of the compressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jee Hoon LEE, Sang Gyu JUNG, Seung Yong YANG, Jae Sek OH, Kae Hum LEE, Sung Cheul PARK, Jong Nam LEE, Ho June JEON
  • Patent number: 8752400
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a compressor to compress refrigerant, a condenser to liquefy the refrigerant supplied from the compressor, a capillary tube to decompress and expand the refrigerant supplied from the condenser, an evaporator to vaporize the refrigerant supplied from the capillary tube, a shutoff valve installed at an inlet of the capillary tube so as to prevent the refrigerant in the condenser during stoppage of the compressor from being moved to the evaporator, and a control unit to enable the shutoff valve to be blocked together so as to prevent movement of the refrigerant from the condenser to the evaporator during stoppage of the compressor, and to enable the shutoff valve to be opened together so as to move the refrigerant from the condenser to the evaporator during starting of the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jee Hoon Lee, Sang Gyu Jung, Seung Yong Yang, Jae Sek Oh, Kae Hum Lee, Sung Cheul Park, Jong Nam Lee, Ho June Jeon
  • Patent number: 8567885
    Abstract: A refrigerator including a main body provided with storage chambers, doors to open and close the storage chambers, and first door side frames, each of which forms one side surface of each door. Each door includes a handle groove stepped so as to be opened forward and sideward and provided on each first door side frame and a handle extended so as to cover the handle groove, and the handle is disposed so as to be substantially parallel with a front surface of each door, thereby providing unity to designs of the handle and the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jee Hoon Lee, Sang Gyu Jung, Seung Yong Yang, Jae Sek Oh
  • Patent number: 8523302
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a refrigerator body, a door to open and close the front of the refrigerator body, and a door handle provided at one side of the door. The door handle includes a handle unit having a grip part to allow a user to grip the door handle, an actuating rod fixed inside the handle unit such that the actuating rod is moved along with the handle unit, a guide unit to guide movement of the actuating rod, a pusher configured to be advanced and retreated through movement relative to the actuating rod to push the refrigerator body, and a gear unit disposed between the actuating rod and the pusher such that the gear unit is engaged with the actuating rod and the pusher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong In Shin, Jae Sek Oh, Kyu Su Cho
  • Patent number: 8356866
    Abstract: A refrigerator with a door opening device. The door opening device includes a first rotating frame and a second rotating frame rotatably hinged to an upper end and a lower end of the door, a handle extended in the longitudinal direction of the door, and provided with one end connected to one end of the first rotating frame and the other end connected to one end of the second rotating frame, and a stopper unit to selectively restrict rotation of at least one of the first rotating frame and the second rotating frame relative to the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyu Su Cho, Jae Sek Oh, Dong In Shin
  • Publication number: 20120073317
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a compressor to compress refrigerant, a condenser to liquefy the refrigerant supplied from the compressor, a capillary tube to decompress and expand the refrigerant supplied from the condenser, an evaporator to vaporize the refrigerant supplied from the capillary tube, a shutoff valve installed at an inlet of the capillary tube so as to prevent the refrigerant in the condenser during stoppage of the compressor from being moved to the evaporator, and a control unit to enable the shutoff valve to be blocked together so as to prevent movement of the refrigerant from the condenser to the evaporator during stoppage of the compressor, and to enable the shutoff valve to be opened together so as to move the refrigerant from the condenser to the evaporator during starting of the compressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jee Hoon LEE, Sang Gyu Jung, Seung Yong Yang, Jae Sek Oh, Kae Hum Lee, Sung Cheul Park, Jong Nam Lee, Ho June Jeon
  • Publication number: 20120037642
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a refrigerator including a main body, an outer case forming an external appearance of the main body, an inner case disposed at the inside of the outer case and forming storage chambers, and a heat insulating member formed by filling a space between the outer case and the inner case with foaming resin, wherein the outer case includes a main frame obtained by bending a metal plate into a U shape and forming a lower surface and both side surfaces of the main body, and upper frames installed on the main frame and forming an upper surface of the main body, thereby easily forming main body hinge receipt parts to receive rear ends of upper hinge modules on the upper surface of the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mu Yeol Sun, Jae Sek Oh, Sang Gyu Jung, Sung Cheul Park, Jong Nam Lee
  • Publication number: 20120038257
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a refrigerator including a main body provided with storage chambers, doors rotatably installed at sides of the main body to open and close the storage chambers, an opening provided on any one of the doors, a sub-door to open and close the opening, and a locking device to maintain a state in which the opening is closed by the sub-door. At least a part of the locking device is embedded in a region of the door adjacent to the upper portion of the opening, thereby minimizing the width of a sub-door support part provided at the opening to support the rear surface of the sub-door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Po Cheon KIM, Jae Sek OH, Sang Gyu JUNG, Seung Yong YANG
  • Publication number: 20120038259
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a refrigerator including a main body provided with storage chambers, doors to open and close the storage chambers, and lower hinge modules to enable one side of the lower end of each door to be rotatably installed on the main body. The main body includes a main frame integrally forming a lower surface and both side surfaces of the main body and the rear ends of the lower hinge modules are installed on the outer lower surface of the main frame, and thus the thickness of the lower end of the main body is minimized, thereby maximizing the storage capacity of the main body having a designated height as far as a heat insulating ability is not lowered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Nam Lee, Jae Sek Oh, Sang Gyu Jung, Seung Yong Yang, Mu Yeol Sun
  • Publication number: 20120038258
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a refrigerator including a main body provided with storage chambers, doors to open and close the storage chambers, upper hinge modules to enable one side of the upper end of each door to be rotatably installed on the main body. Main body hinge receipt parts are depressed on the upper surface of the main body to embed rear ends of the upper hinge modules in the upper surface of the main body and door hinge receipt parts are depressed on the rear surfaces of the doors to receive front ends of the upper hinge modules, and thus the main body is located at a height corresponding to the height of the doors, thereby allowing the main body provided with the storage chambers having a wider volume to be used in the refrigerator having a designated height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Cheul Park, Jae Sek Oh, Sang Gyu Jung, Mu Yeol Sun
  • Publication number: 20120037644
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a refrigerator including a main body provided with storage chambers, doors to open and close the storage chambers, and first door side frames, each of which forms one side surface of each door. Each door includes a handle groove stepped so as to be opened forward and sideward and provided on each first door side frame and a handle extended so as to cover the handle groove, and the handle is disposed so as to be substantially parallel with a front surface of each door, thereby providing unity to designs of the handle and the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jee Hoon Lee, Sang Gyu Jung, Seung Yong Yang, Jae Sek Oh
  • Publication number: 20110273070
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a refrigerator body, a door to open and close the front of the refrigerator body, and a door handle provided at one side of the door. The door handle includes a handle unit having a grip part to allow a user to grip the door handle, an actuating rod fixed inside the handle unit such that the actuating rod is moved along with the handle unit, a guide unit to guide movement of the actuating rod, a pusher configured to be advanced and retreated through movement relative to the actuating rod to push the refrigerator body, and a gear unit disposed between the actuating rod and the pusher such that the gear unit is engaged with the actuating rod and the pusher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong In Shin, Jae Sek Oh, Kyu Su Cho
  • Publication number: 20100270900
    Abstract: A refrigerator with a door opening device. The door opening device includes a first rotating frame and a second rotating frame rotatably hinged to an upper end and a lower end of the door, a handle extended in the longitudinal direction of the door, and provided with one end connected to one end of the first rotating frame and the other end connected to one end of the second rotating frame, and a stopper unit to selectively restrict rotation of at least one of the first rotating frame and the second rotating frame relative to the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyu Su Cho, Jae Sek Oh, Dong In Shin
  • Patent number: 7445137
    Abstract: A refrigerator including a dispenser casing on which an ice discharge opening is formed and an opening/closing member placed in the dispenser casing for opening/closing the ice discharge opening. The dispenser also includes a lever member connected with the opening/closing member for making the opening/closing member rotate toward an open position; a damper member operated by the opening/closing member for controlling the closing speed of the opening/closing member when the opening/closing member rotates toward a close position; and a lever return member disposed between the dispenser casing and the lever member, the lever return member returning the lever member to an initial position independent of the closing speed of the opening/closing member. Thus, the return speeds of the opening/closing member and the lever member operate independent of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyo-seok Noh, Jae-sek Oh
  • Patent number: 7318633
    Abstract: A refrigerator having a door to open and close a refrigerator compartment, a home bar unit provided on the door and having an opening through which the refrigerator compartment communicates externally thereof, and a home bar unit door to open and close the opening of the home bar unit. The home bar unit door has a support bracket connected to the opening of the home bar unit, a movable bracket connected to the home bar unit door that rotates together with the home bar unit door, and a stopper unit including a first stopper provided at the movable bracket that rotates together with the movable bracket, and a second stopper provided at the support bracket that restricts the rotation of the home bar unit door when the home bar unit door is positioned at an open position thereof. With this configuration, the present invention provides a refrigerator in which opposite sides of a home bar unit door are not blocked by any links when the home bar unit door is opened, and also provides an appearance that is tidy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-In Shin, Jae-sek Oh
  • Publication number: 20070085457
    Abstract: A refrigerator, with an inner casing forming a drawer type storage compartment and a drawer unit being received in and combined with the drawer type storage compartment, the refrigerator having: at least a pair of rail units provided between the inner casing and the drawer unit enabling the drawer unit to slide against the inner casing; a support part positioned at the inner casing, supporting the rail unit, and preventing the rail unit from moving upward and downward; and a combining part combining the rail unit with the support part, the combining part enabling the support part to move relative to the rail unit in a direction approximately perpendicular to a surface of the inner casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-cheul Park, Byung-moo Lee, Jae-sek Oh, Bu-kil Jeong