Ice-box, Refrigerator, Or Freezer Cabinet Patents (Class 220/592.02)
  • Patent number: 9829243
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator may include a main body having a storage compartment, a first door rotatably installed at a first side of the main body to open and close a first portion of the storage compartment, and a second door rotatably installed at a second side of the main body to open and close a second portion of the storage compartment. A first camera may be installed at the first door to take a picture of an interior of the first storage compartment during rotation of the first door, and a second camera may be installed at the second door to take a picture of the interior of the first storage compartment during rotation of the second door. A controller may combine plural pictures taken by the first camera and the second camera into a single corrected image of a region of the first compartment spanning from the first door to the second door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Inhwan Ryu, Minjoo Cha, Hyein Yang
  • Patent number: 9506686
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a refrigerator in which a level difference between an inner cabinet and an outer cabinet is improved in coupling the inner cabinet with the outer cabinet by forming a corner of the inner cabinet located at a portion coupled with the outer cabinet to have a smaller radius. The refrigerator includes an inner cabinet in which a storage chamber is formed. The refrigerator also includes an outer cabinet coupled with an outside of the inner cabinet and configured to form an exterior. The refrigerator further includes an insulating material filling between the inner cabinet and the outer cabinet. The inner cabinet includes a storage portion configured to form the storage chamber. The inner cabinet also includes an edge portion configured to extend in a vertical direction toward the outside of the storage portion from a front surface edge of the storage portion and exposed to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hong Ko, Seung Ho Yoon, Suk Hwan Kim, Soo Hyung Ban
  • Patent number: 9377227
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes an inner case, an outer case, a vacuum space, and a liquid-gas interchanger. The inner case defines an exterior appearance of a storage space. The outer case is spaced apart a predetermined distance from the inner case. The vacuum space is provided between the inner case and the outer case, and maintains a vacuum to insulate the inner case from the outer case. The liquid-gas interchanger is arranged in the vacuum space to generate heat exchange between a refrigerant after it is exhausted from an evaporator and a refrigerant before it is drawn into an evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Wonyeong Jung, Deokhyun Youn
  • Patent number: 9310123
    Abstract: A method of making an appliance door includes inserting a door pan into a fixture having first and second forming molds, which are pressed together. An inner door liner is placed over the door pan and secured thereto to form a base door. A mold cavity is formed between the door pan and the inner door liner. An insulative material is injected into the mold cavity defined by the space between the door pan and the inner door liner. A removable decorative exterior skin is extended over the base door. A support frame and a plurality of utility lines are provided. An insulative material contacts the support frame. A base door is formed by an inner door liner secured to the insulative material and the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: James Charles Leslie Guarino, James W. Kendall, Alan S. Lucas, Vikas Malhotra, Keith Allen Snyder, John J. VonderHaar
  • Publication number: 20150122826
    Abstract: A portable ice barrel system composed of collapsible components that are configured to form a cylindrical insulation layer that also forms an opening at the top of the barrel. The base includes a grid, a disc, a rim, and a series of wheels. An inner liner extends into the opening of the cylindrical insulation layer to form an interior barrel cavity and an exterior barrel wall. The portable ice barrel may include a plurality of clips for holding the inner liner onto the cylindrical insulation layer. The portable ice barrel can include an expandable bladder or an insulative material that is injected into a gap between an inside surface of the exterior wall and an exterior surface of the expandable bladder to form an insulative layer. The portable ice barrel can include a plurality of sections that form an inner cylindrical insulation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Gideon Schlessinger, Fred Geiger, Julio Lozano
  • Patent number: 9010564
    Abstract: A refrigerator appliance comprises an outer case which has an outer case assembly-interface. The refrigerator appliance further comprises an inner liner which has an inner liner assembly-interface. The outer case assembly-interface and the inner liner assembly-interface are configured to enable a locking engagement between the outer case assembly-interface and the inner liner assembly-interface at assembly. The locking engagement may comprise a positive snap-fit engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lynn Jessie, David Sheldon
  • Patent number: 8925758
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container for refrigerated goods. The container includes a body part and a front part coupled to the body part. The front part is formed by a pair of side pieces and at least one central piece extending to and connected to the side pieces. The central piece has a constant cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: BSH Bosch and Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Benz, Jürgen Fink, Christine Linke
  • Publication number: 20140345315
    Abstract: There is provided a refrigerating assembly for temporarily storing an item at a first temperature lower than an ambient temperature. The refrigerating assembly comprises a container for receiving the item and a shell adapted for removably receiving the container therein. The container comprises a sidewall having therein defined a cavity containing an amount of a refrigerant medium having a second temperature lower than the ambient temperature for temporarily maintaining the item received in the container at the first temperature. The shell has an outer surface which is at the ambient temperature and an inner surface which has a layer of thermally insulating material mounted thereon for thermally insulating the shell from the container, thereby maintaining the outer surface at the ambient temperature. There is further provided a method for temporarily storing an item at a first temperature lower than an ambient temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Yves Lachance
  • Publication number: 20140312759
    Abstract: A food container allowing the inner space of the food container to be appropriately divided with a minimum number of components and a refrigerator having the same. The food container includes a case defining an accommodation space therein, an inner surface of the case being provided with a stepped portion, a divider assembly to partition the accommodation space as desired, the divider assembly having one side slidably seated on the stepped portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Young SONG, Yong Kyung KIM, Sung ll PARK, Jin ha HWANG
  • Patent number: 8813995
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigerator and a refrigerator door. The refrigerator includes a main body configured to form a storage space, a door configured to selectively open and close the storage space, handle fixing parts coupled to the door and protruding from the door, a door handle disposed at the door and configured to be grasped by a user for opening and closing the door, holders disposed at both sides of the door handle for receiving the handle fixing parts, and a detachment preventing part. The detachment preventing part is coupled to a side of the holder at an acute angle with a front surface of the door and is configured to be locked by the handle fixing part for fixing the door handle. The door handle can be attached to the door more easily and firmly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyun-Cheol Kim, Chang-Lim Lee, Boo-Youn Lee, Sang-Hu Park
  • Patent number: 8777045
    Abstract: A soft sided insulated container assembly includes a first portion having an insulated, soft sided external wall structure, and a second portion that defined a lid co-operable with the first portion. The lid includes an auxiliary access opening and closure member that are smaller than the main opening, and that can be operated one-handed. A rigid work surface is provided, typically immediately adjacent to the secondary closure member, the work surface providing a place for holding or mixing a drink or for preparing a snack. In some embodiments the work surface may be movable relative to the container, whether slidable in a co-planar or parallel planar manner in translation, or folding as in a foldable shelf. The entire container assembly may be foldable or collapsible to a storage condition, and the rigid member, whether fixed or movable, does not impede that folding or collapsing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: California Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Mitchell, Mike Baatz, William Kearns, Christopher Edwards, Melvin Mogil, Richard Stephens
  • Publication number: 20140166673
    Abstract: An RV refrigerator is provided with vertical walls and access doors on opposing sides. The refrigerator is installed through the wall of an RV such that one side with doors can be accessed from the outside and the opposing door can be accessed from the inside of the RV. Installing the refrigerator in this fashion allows the user to get to the contents inside the refrigerator whether the user is inside or outside the RV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Mary Butler
  • Publication number: 20140110414
    Abstract: A casing for a device that can be used in the domestic, catering, or retail sectors, in one embodiment a refrigerating device, that has two lateral walls, a top wall, and a rear wall. The casing comprises two lateral casing elements for covering the lateral walls of the device, a top casing element for covering the top wall of the device, and a rear casing element for covering the rear wall of the device. The lateral casing elements and the top casing element each have an angled front edge section for engaging around a front edge of the lateral walls and a front edge of the top wall, respectively. Each lateral casing element includes a retaining profile on a face opposite the angled front edge section, the rear casing element being held in said retaining profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: RED BULL GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Piendl, Eike Schaefer, Rainer Vogt, Peder Madsen, Kenneth Tønder
  • Patent number: 8602251
    Abstract: A wall structure of a large-sized refrigerated storage and a construction method thereof are provided. The wall structure comprises an interior wall board (1), an exterior wall board (2) and a skeleton positioned between the interior wall board (1) and the exterior wall board (2). A polyurethane foam plastic (7) is filled between the interior wall board (1) and he exterior wall board (2). The method for construction a wall of a large-sized refrigerated storage comprises the following steps: A. building the wall skeleton; B. mounting a color steel plate on the outer surface of the skeleton to form an exterior wall board (2) of the wall; C. painting the polyurethane spraying material on the exterior wall board (2) layer by layer for multiple times, and reserving a pouring apace at a distance of 40 to 80 mm from the installation position of a interior wall board (1); and D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Guangzhou Baier Cold-Chain Polyurethane Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hong Wang
  • Publication number: 20130248538
    Abstract: The inward and outward deflection of sidewalls of a holding tank for liquids is reduced or eliminated by sidewall reinforcing stringers that extend between the sides and which are located inside the tank. The stringers, maintain the separation distance between the sidewalls to keep the sidewalls substantially parallel to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: PRINCE CASTLE, LLC
    Inventors: LOREN VELTROP, CHRISTOPHER LYONS
  • Patent number: 8485384
    Abstract: A refrigerator with a refrigerated goods container on its back accommodates a vertical partition, which is connected via at least one holder in the vicinity of its upper edge and with the refrigerated goods container. At least one receiving portion is molded in the refrigerated goods container, in which the at least one holder of the partition can be hooked in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hausgeräte Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Rudolf Gottschling, Erich Harsch
  • Patent number: 8479947
    Abstract: An insulated picnic cooler having thermally isolated internal compartments separated by a dividing wall. A removable and adjustable shelf assembly can divide an internal compartment into thermally isolated storage pockets. The shelf assembly is spring loaded to remain in place and flush mounting “T”-shaped handles can retract the springs to enable the shelf to be removed or adjusted. Hot and cold food items as well as ice and beverages can be stored. A drain can be used to drain liquids from a storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: John A. Albrecht, II
  • Publication number: 20130105497
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a pressure adjustment device that passes through an inner case and an outer case such that the inside and outside of the refrigerator communicate with each other, and the pressure adjustment device is opened and closed according to opening and closing of a door so as to remove a pressure difference between the inside and outside of the refrigerator, thereby facilitating opening of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Jubaeg Kim
  • Publication number: 20130056477
    Abstract: A refrigerator capable of preventing a cool air from being released when a door is open by having an accommodation container, including a bottom wall, a front side wall, a rear side wall, and lateral side walls to form an accommodation space, stored in a storage compartment together with a food storage container while accommodating the food storage container, the lateral side walls being spaced from the food storage container to form a space that allows a cool air to remain around the food storage container, the front side wall having a height corresponding to a height of the food storage container to prevent the cool air around the food storage container from being released, and the rear side wall and the lateral side walls having heights lower than the height of the front side wall to allow the cool air to flow around the food storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyoung Min GO, Sang Burn Kim, Hyun Sang Yoo, Man Soon Im, Sang Woon Jeon
  • Publication number: 20130056478
    Abstract: A ice chest with beverage dispenser comprising a housing, where the housing is surrounded by a set of insulated walls; a lid resting atop the housing; a first compartment within the housing; a second compartment within the housing positioned beneath the first compartment, where the second compartment is separated from the first compartment with a divider and where the second compartment is filled with a beverage; an opening within the divider, where the opening provides access into the second compartment; a cap covering the opening, where the cap provides a waterproof seal between the first compartment and the second compartment; a cup holder attached to a wall of the housing, where the cup holder holds one or more cups; and a spigot positioned against the housing along a bottom portion of the second compartment, where the spigot provides an outlet to dispense the beverage into the cups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Homero Canales, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130047658
    Abstract: A refrigeration cabinet has an insulated body comprising a rectangular base with an upstanding front wall, rear wall and end walls interconnecting the front wall and rear wall. The body forms an open-topped product chamber. A clear glass or clear plastics lid is mounted by hinges at a top of the rear wall to close the product chamber whilst at the same time allow customers to view chilled or frozen merchandise on display within the product chamber. At one end of the body a refrigeration unit is provided for generating a climate control cold air stream for circulation through the product chamber in order to maintain the merchandise in the product chamber in a chilled or frozen condition as required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Eoin Lennon
  • Publication number: 20130048648
    Abstract: A cooler has an upright housing with a sidewall. A product compartment disposed in the housing has a floor and a sidewall that is attached to the floor forming a watertight compartment and to the housing sidewall. Disposed in the product compartment is a product platform that is movable vertically relative to the floor and adapted to hold a plurality of product containers disposed within the product compartment. A telescoping pole has upper and lower end portions and is disposed in the product compartment between the product platform and the floor. A spring coiled about the telescoping pole and disposed between the floor and the product platform exerts an upward force on the product platform to maintain product containers on the product platform at a constant height as product containers are removed from the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: James David Robertson, Jason Walesh
  • Patent number: 8365957
    Abstract: A product dispenser reconfigurable in the field includes a housing, at least one tower unit, and a removable ambient box. The at least one tower unit includes at least one dispense point, whereby a product or diluent is delivered from a diluent or product source to the dispense point. The ambient box is an insulated product path that is adaptable to at least one external source and the tower units or the dispense points. The external source may be conditioned externally or may deliver an ambient temperature product, wherein the product circuits passing through the ambient box may deliver product to any tower unit, thereby providing increased product variability within a same product dispenser. The product dispenser still further includes a tower structure that is removable without disabling the product circuits, and a method of merchandising on the tower structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Lancer Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Edwards, Roger Anthony Kolodziejcyk
  • Patent number: 8356712
    Abstract: A portable, insulated container, preferably a cooler, including an integrated table surface upon which items can be placed. The table surface is movable between a stowed position and an extended position, wherein each position the lid of the container can be lifted to access the interior cavity of the container. Advantageously, the footprint of the table surface in a horizontal plane is always located above the footprint of the container in a horizontal plane such that object or item in a surrounding area need not be disturbed in order to move the table surface between the stowed position and the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph A. Piazza, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120325827
    Abstract: A refrigeration appliance, such as a refrigerator, includes a food compartment liner having a bottom surface. A pull-out pan is operably disposed within the liner proximate the bottom surface. A slide mechanism is configured between the pull-out pan and the bottom surface of the compartment liner, wherein the pull-out pan is fully supported on and slidable relative to the bottom surface of the compartment liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Hauser, Yarick Vitkovski
  • Publication number: 20120305570
    Abstract: A freezer for fluids inside bags comprises a freezing chamber (11) containing a plurality of surfaces (13) for storing bags (20). Each surface in turn comprises a refrigerated shelf (14) and an associated uniformity plate (15) arranged above the shelf. The plates (15) are hinged so as to be able to be raised from the respective shelf in order to store bags between the shelf and the plate. At least one of the uniformity plates (15) is provided with a temperature sensor (18) for checking the temperature reached by the bags on the shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: ANGELANTONI LIFE SCIENCE S.R.L
    Inventors: Ciro Aprea, Maurizio Ascani, Maurizio Ragni, Alessandra Zamporlini
  • Publication number: 20120285971
    Abstract: In certain embodiments of the present disclosure, a refrigerator is described. The refrigerator includes an inner liner defining a storage compartment. The refrigerator further includes an outer wall forming a vacuum insulation panel. The outer wall defines a hermetically sealed vacuum compartment wall. The compartment includes filler insulating material and is evacuated of atmospheric gases. The compartment is located between the outer wall and the inner liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Brent Alden Junge, Steven Douglas Wetherholt
  • Publication number: 20120273504
    Abstract: A crisper drawer for a refrigerator is provided. The crisper drawer includes a crisper pan and a shelf. The crisper pan has a pair of pan rolling surfaces with a ramp portion. The shelf is fixed to the storage compartment, and has a pair of fixed shelf rollers. Each of the pair of the fixed shelf rollers rolls on each of the pan rolling surfaces, and each of the pair of the pan rear rollers rolls on each of the shelf rolling surfaces. As the user pushes the crisper drawer closed, both the shelf rollers and the pan rollers roll on the rolling surfaces. When the shelf rollers reach a ramp portion, the crisper drawer is self-closed without the user's pushing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Bryan Rackley, Bryan A. Collins, Paul H. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20120225167
    Abstract: A bottle, container, or beverage glass for containing a hops-based beverage that includes a concentration between 10 ?g/l and 10 mg/l of Riboflavin is at least partially transparent or translucent to visible light, and has an optical filter characteristic preventing or reducing light transmission at the wavelength intervals 220-230 nm, 250-270 nm, 350-370 nm and 440-450 nm to a level preventing generation of more than a tasteable concentration of MBT in the beverage through photochemical reactions and photochemically initiated auto-catalytic reactions involving the Riboflavin. The tasteable concentration is between 1 ng/l and 35 ng/l, preferably between 5 ng/l and 25 ng/l, and more preferably 10 ng/l.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Jan Norager Rasmussen, Steen Vesborg
  • Publication number: 20120217254
    Abstract: A refrigerator which provides a grocery manager interface through a display so that storage locations and periods and best before periods of foods stored in the refrigerator are easily judged, thereby effectively managing the stored foods. The refrigerator includes storage chambers to store foods, a display unit having a touch screen function, and a grocery manage interface to display food items corresponding to the foods stored in the storage chambers and to manage the displayed food items using a drag and drop method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: A Ra Cho, Seong Ho Cho, Hoon Kim, Min Su Lee, Eun Kyung Hong
  • Publication number: 20120213895
    Abstract: A bottle, container, or beverage glass for containing a hops-based beverage that includes a concentration between 10 ?g/ and 10 mg/ of Riboflavin is at least partially transparent or translucent to visible light and has an optical filter characteristic preventing or reducing light transmission of wavelengths between 200 nm and 510 nm to a level preventing generation of more than a tasteable concentration of MBT in the beverage through photochemical reactions and photochemically initiated auto-catalytic reactions involving the Riboflavin. The tasteable concentration is between 1 ng/l and 35 ng/l, preferably between 5 ng/l and 25 ng/l, and more preferably 10 ng/l.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Jan Norager Rasmussen, Steen Vesborg
  • Publication number: 20120138500
    Abstract: A decorative member of a refrigerator and a method for fabricating the same are disclosed. A refrigerator includes a storage container provided in a storage chamber; and a decorative member provided in the storage container, the decorative configured to generate light refraction and guide a movement of condensate condensed in the storage container, and configured to be capable of displaying humidity inside the storage container according to the movement degree of condensate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Seok Jae Jeong, Young Kyu Kim
  • Patent number: 8186844
    Abstract: A refrigeration appliance includes an appliance housing and a liner within the housing, defining an interior storage chamber at least partially enclosed by the liner, and providing a storage chamber rear wall, a first storage chamber sidewall, and a second storage chamber sidewall. The first storage chamber sidewall has a plurality of openings through the first storage chamber sidewall. The second storage chamber sidewall has another plurality of openings through the second storage chamber sidewall. A plurality of lighting devices illuminates the interior storage chamber. Each of the lighting devices is mounted within a respective one of the openings and emits light toward the storage chamber rear wall providing a showcase lighting effect. Each of the lighting devices includes a cover located in the interior storage chamber and a device housing located within the respective one of the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventor: David L. Hall
  • Publication number: 20120126680
    Abstract: A refrigerator including a receptacle provided in a storage chamber of a main body so that the receptacle is moved forward from and backward into the storage chamber, a cover hingedly provided at the receptacle, and an interlocking unit to interlock forward and backward motions of the receptacle and hinged rotation of the cover when the receptacle is moved forward by a predetermined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: In Sub LEE, Hyun Sang YOO, Kook Jeong SEO, Yong Tae KIM
  • Publication number: 20120096888
    Abstract: A water tank includes a long water storage part and a partition unit including partitions to partition the water storage part into a plurality of storage spaces. Communication holes are formed at the partitions to allow the storage spaces to communicate with each other. Spatial efficiency and a first in first out effect are improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Sang Min Park, Jae Koog An
  • 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: 20120061405
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigerator in which an input member manipulated by being pushed using a user's body is disposed on a door of the refrigerator to easily open the door. Thus, convenience of use may be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Gidong KWON
  • Publication number: 20120048866
    Abstract: A product dispenser reconfigurable in the field includes a housing, at least one tower unit, and a removable ambient box. The at least one tower unit includes at least one dispense point, whereby a product or diluent is delivered from a diluent or product source to the dispense point. The ambient box is an insulated product path that is adaptable to at least one external source and the tower units or the dispense points. The external source may be conditioned through external means or may deliver an ambient temperature product, wherein the product circuits passing through the ambient box may deliver product to any tower unit, thereby providing increased product variability within a same product dispenser. The product dispenser still further includes a tower structure that is removable without disabling the product circuits, and a method of merchandising on the tower structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: William A. Edwards, Roger Anthony Kolodziejcyk
  • Publication number: 20120043339
    Abstract: A liner for an appliance is formed by a plastic sheet formed into a three dimensional shape corresponding to at least a portion of a compartment of the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: MARTIN SHAWN EGAN, MICHAEL E. STAGG, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120043338
    Abstract: A refrigerator including a shelf having a step between shelf portions at different heights, light devices to illuminate the interior of a storage chamber, and support ribs to support the shelf and having grooves to receive the light devices. The inner space of the refrigerating chamber is partitioned using the shelves according to the tastes of a user. The interior of the refrigerating chamber is illuminated by light emitted from the support ribs and shelves, thereby providing the interior of the refrigerating chamber with an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun Ho Yang, Sang Woon Jeon
  • 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: 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: 20120031912
    Abstract: A wall structure of a large-sized refrigerated storage and a construction method thereof are provided. The wall structure comprises an interior wall board (1), an exterior wall board (2) and a skeleton positioned between the interior wall board (1) and the exterior wall board (2). A polyurethane foam plastic (7) is filled between the interior wall board (1) and he exterior wall board (2). The method for construction a wall of a large-sized refrigerated storage comprises the following steps: A. building the wall skeleton; B. mounting a color steel plate on the outer surface of the skeleton to form an exterior wall board (2) of the wall; C. painting the polyurethane spraying material on the exterior wall board (2) layer by layer for multiple times, and reserving a pouring apace at a distance of 40 to 80 mm from the installation position of a interior wall board (1); and D.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Hong Wang
  • Publication number: 20120018434
    Abstract: A refrigerator is disclosed. The refrigerator includes a cabinet comprising a storage compartment; a door rotatably provided in the cabinet, the door opening/closing the storage compartment; an subsidiary storage compartment provided in the door, with an open rear surface; and an opening/closing device provided in a rear surface of the door to open and close the rear surface of the subsidiary storage compartment. The opening/closing device includes a supporting member coupled to the subsidiary storage compartment; and a blocking member wound around the supporting member in a roll type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Younghoon GWAK
  • Publication number: 20120018435
    Abstract: A refrigerator is disclosed. The present invention includes a body having at least one storage space, a door mounted to the body to selectively open/close the storage space, at least one rail part provided to a backside of the door, and a basket assembly including a basket and a sliding module guided along the rail part together with the basket, the sliding module to be selectively fixed to the rail part by a lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: Jiwon KIM
  • Publication number: 20120011880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cooling apparatus including a non-freezing apparatus which can be installed in a refrigerating chamber or a refrigerating chamber door and stably store food in a non-frozen state. A cooling apparatus includes a freezing chamber, a refrigerating chamber, a freezing chamber door, a refrigerating chamber door, and a non-freezing apparatus installed in the refrigerating chamber or the refrigerating chamber door and storing food in a non-frozen state. In the non-freezing apparatus, since a lower space is cooled by the cool air introduced from the freezing chamber and an upper space is cooled by the atmosphere of the refrigerating chamber, it is possible to reduce a heating value of a heater which is operated to maintain the temperature of the upper space to be higher than that of the lower space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Won-Young Chung, Jae-Hyun Soh, Deok-Hyun Youn, Cheol-Hwan Kim, Ju-Hyun Kim
  • Publication number: 20120006829
    Abstract: An improved refrigerator is provided with a freeze tolerant valve for the water tank assembly in the refrigerator. The valve includes a body with an internal plastic spool which minimizes the volume of water within the valve, and which provides a space in the valve to accommodate freezing water in the valve. The valve will not crack or fail in the event of a temperature control problem in the refrigerator which results in frozen water within the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: JAMES H. JENKINS, JR., THOMAS C. ANELL
  • Publication number: 20110314849
    Abstract: A storage container with a sensor device to detect a state of food contained in the storage container and a refrigerator having the same. The sensor device is separably mounted to the storage container. The sensor device includes an electrode terminal usable not only to achieve a charging operation, but also to achieve a salinity measuring operation. Thus, the sensor device has user convenience while having a compact size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Nam Ju PARK, Kwon Chul YUN, Man Soon IM, Jeong Su HAN, Hyo Sang LEE, Ji Hoon HA
  • Publication number: 20110290807
    Abstract: A refrigeration appliance includes a housing and toothed profiles which are fixed to the housing. A height-adjustable shelf for refrigerated goods is received in the housing. The shelf has two rotatably drivable screws in engagement with the toothed profiles such that a storage surface of the shelf is held at least approximately in a horizontal orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: BSH BOSCH UND SIEMENS HAUSGERÄTE GMBH
    Inventors: Juan Antonio Calvillo, Jürgen Fink, Bernd Pfister
  • Publication number: 20110266288
    Abstract: A refrigerator has a refrigerating chamber (2) and a freezing chamber (3). The freezing chamber (2) is provided with plural drawer door bodies (7, 8) and a sealing member (5). The sealing member (5) is used for sealing a clearance between the adjacent two drawer door bodies (7, 8). The sealing member (5) is provided at an opening of the freezing chamber (4) and comprises a support frame (5a) and a decorative plate (5c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Haier Group & Qingdao Haier Joint Stock Co., LTD
    Inventors: Jie Ma, Minghua Zhao, Lei Chen, Wei Ren