Including A Resilient Fastening Element (e.g., Clip) Patents (Class 220/592.08)
  • Patent number: 10563905
    Abstract: A refrigerating appliance includes a cabinet having an inner liner, an outer wrapper and a plastic trim breaker extending therebetween. A door panel is operable relative to the cabinet between open and closed positions. The door panel has a seal that magnetically engages a contact surface of the cabinet to define the closed position of the door panel. A ferromagnetic plate extends over a portion of the plastic trim breaker to define the contact surface. A heat loop is disposed between the trim breaker and the ferromagnetic plate, in thermal communication with the contact surface. The heat loop extends from the trim breaker to a machine compartment of the cabinet. The ferromagnetic plate includes a looped edge that defines a heating chase. The heat loop is positioned within the heating chase and extends to the machine compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Paul B. Allard, Lynne F. Hunter, Daniel Lottinville, Giulia Marinello, Dustin M. Miller, Sanjesh Kumar Pathak
  • Patent number: 10443921
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a refrigerator that suppresses heat intrusion from a heat radiation pipe for suppressing dew condensation with respect to a partition plate of a refrigerator. The refrigerator includes a partition plate that partitions a room into a plurality of rooms and a door that seals the plurality of rooms. The partition plate includes an upper plate that positions on upper side, a lower plate that positions on lower side, a design plate that positions between the upper plate and the lower plate, and a heat insulating material fixed between the design plate and the upper plate or the lower plate in a compressed state in which a compressed portion has a thickness smaller than a thickness of other portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Toru Okazaki, Terutsugu Segawa, Yasuhiro Asaida
  • Patent number: 9841225
    Abstract: A flipper mullion for an appliance includes an outer cover coupled to a hinge, wherein the outer cover is rotationally operable between an extended position and a folded position relative to the hinge. A gasket engages at least a fastening portion of the outer cover, wherein the gasket and the outer cover cooperate to define an outer surface, and wherein an interior surface of a flexible portion of the gasket defines an insulating space that is positioned opposite a front surface of the outer cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Murilo P. Almeida, Joel Boeng, Darci Cavali, Christopher C. Cunningham, Vijaykumar Sathyamurthi