Patents by Inventor Markus Koefele

Markus Koefele 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: 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: 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: 8366220
    Abstract: A household appliance has an arrangement for guiding a cable from a body of a furniture element or appliance to a closure element, which can be swivelled relative to the body by a hinge and by which the body can be closed. This arrangement includes at least one first holding member and at least one second holding member for guiding the cable. The first holding member is arranged on a first part of the hinge and the second holding member is arranged on a second part of the hinge which is movable relative to the first hinge part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hausgeräte Lienz GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Oberhauser, Markus Köfele
  • Publication number: 20110126574
    Abstract: The within invention relates to a refrigerating and/or freezing device with at least one coolant circuit that has at least one condenser, where at least one absorber is provided that is located such that it diminishes or prevents the transfer of oscillations from the condenser to other parts of the refrigerating and/or freezing device and/or oscillations from the condenser itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: Liebherr-Hausgeraete Lienz GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Koefele, Roland Schelodetz, Stefan Walder
  • Publication number: 20110121702
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement for a fan comprising at least one mounting bracket and at least one fan, wherein the fan is latchable in the mounting bracket by means of at least one latching means. Also, assembly consisting of at least one counterpart; and at least one mounting arrangement, wherein in particular counterpart and mounting arrangement are latchable with each other, wherein the counterpart preferably is the appliance base of at least one of a refrigerator and a freezer and wherein the assembly preferably is the appliance base assembly of at least one of the refrigerator and the freezer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: Liebherr-Hausgerate Lienz GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Köfele, Richard Stocker
  • Publication number: 20110113817
    Abstract: The within invention concerns a base assembly component, in particular an equipment base for a refrigerator and/or a freezer with at least two separate air control areas through each of which air can be introduced individually for purposes of cooling. Additionally, the within invention concerns a refrigerator and/or freezer with at least one base assembly component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: Liebherr Hausgerate Lienz GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Köfele, Stefan Walder
  • Publication number: 20100176701
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an arrangement for guiding a cable from a body of a furniture element or appliance to a closure element, which can be swivelled relative to the body by means of a hinge and by means of which the body can be closed, wherein the arrangement includes at least one first holding member and at least one second holding member for guiding the cable, wherein the first holding member is arranged on a first part of the hinge and wherein the second holding member is arranged on a second part of the hinge, which is movable relative to the first part of the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Florian Oberhauser, Markus Köfele