Means Mounted On Or Integral With Grid Patents (Class 249/71)
  • Patent number: 9568232
    Abstract: An icemaker includes an ice tray configured to receive water, an ejector configured to rotate to eject ice made in the ice tray, and a heater arranged to contact the ice tray and configured to facilitate separation of ice from the ice tray by selectively heating the ice tray. The icemaker also includes a case mounted to a side of the ice tray and a brushless direct current (BLDC) motor mounted in the case and configured to selectively rotate the ejector in forward and reverse directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yonghyun Kim, Jimin You, Siyeon An, Sungkyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 9170042
    Abstract: An ice maker includes an ice tray which is moveably mounted to a housing and operable between ice forming and ice harvesting positions. The ice tray comprises a generally planar body portion having a plurality of ice forming cavities disposed thereon. A harvesting mechanism, including retractable or fixed contacting members, is adapted to engage and deform the ice tray when the ice tray is in the ice harvesting position for facilitating release of formed ice structures during an ice harvesting process. The ice tray is a thin mold ice tray which is flexibly resilient, such that the ice tray is adapted to return to an at-rest position from a deformed position when the ice tray is no longer being urged to the deformed position by the harvesting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew M. Tenbarge, Yen-Hsi Lin
  • Patent number: 8431059
    Abstract: A mosaic-style art kit is provided. The art kit includes a frame, modeling material, and a guide sheet. The frame includes a peripheral surface operably configured to overlie the guide sheet, and a mosaic-style internal structure having partitions forming cavities for receiving and retaining the modeling material. A front side of the frame is placed on the guide sheet such that the mosaic-style internal structure is aligned with a design on the guide sheet. The design thereby instructs a color of modeling material to be inserted into each cavity of the internal structure. The modeling material is inserted accordingly, and the frame and guide sheet are separated to produce a mosaic-style art product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: Steve Menow, Anthony Wyzen
  • Patent number: 7682143
    Abstract: Mounting device for a flexible constructed retainer means for retention of a casting upper part in a concrete casting machine of the type which typically is used for the production of casting items in the form of concrete blocks for pavements and wall constructions. Typically, two or three fixer flutes (10) are applied for each casting upper part, the length of the fixer flutes are adapted the depth of the casting upper part. In the invention, a flexible mountable fixer flute (10) consisting of two identical halves (12) is described. When the height of these fixer flute-halves exceeds a certain height, spacers (14) are mounted by means of bolting. The design of the fixer flute (10) leaves a space where the forks of fork lift trucks can be passed through, thus using the fixer flutes to also lift the casting upper part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: KVM Industrimaskiner A/S
    Inventors: Erik Spangenberg Hansen, Jesper Bjørn Rasmussen, Kjeld Sejrup