Retainer Exterior Of Refrigerated Space Patents (Class 62/289)
  • Patent number: 10724783
    Abstract: A household refrigerator has a thermally insulated cabinet, a storage compartment intended to store food and/or beverages and contained within the cabinet, a refrigerant cycle intended for cooling the storage compartment, and a compressor compartment housing a compressor of the refrigerant cycle. The cabinet is mounted on top of the compressor compartment. The household refrigerator contains a door leaf pivotally hinged with respect to the cabinet for opening and closing the storage compartment or a bottom drawer located directly above the compressor compartment and intended for storing food and/or beverages. The bottom drawer is closed when pushed into the storage compartment and open when at least partly be pulled out of the storage compartment. The household refrigerator contains a device for opening the closed door leaf or for opening the closed bottom drawer, which is attached inside the compressor compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausergeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Mustafa Ertik, Stephan Kempfle, Murat Soeguet
  • Patent number: 10041737
    Abstract: The present application provides an evaporator. The evaporator may include a housing, a coil assembly mounted within the housing, and a replaceable fan module positioned within the housing. The replaceable fan module may include a fan mounted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Heatcraft Refrigeration Products, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Seccuro, Todd Collins, Subodh Sharma
  • Patent number: 8806878
    Abstract: An insulator includes a step portion in a region where a sealing material support portion of a first division part comes into contact with a sealing material support portion of a second division part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Keihin Corporation
    Inventor: Shintaro Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8701746
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining liquid depth information in a condensate pan of a climate control unit are provided. The systems and methods radiate a light beam into a liquid contained in a condensate pan associated with a climate control unit. The light beam is detected at a point of the condensate pan that is below a surface of the liquid. Information related to the depth of the liquid is determined based at least in part on the detected light beam. The systems and methods disclosed herein can determine if liquid depth in a condensate pan is greater than a threshold depth and can control evacuation of the liquid from the condensate pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Schneider Electric IT Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel J. Rohr
  • Patent number: 8695368
    Abstract: A refrigerator is disclosed, which is able to more desirably carry out a heat exchange action between a hot pipe and a drain guide pipe, which guides defrosting water. The refrigerator comprises a cool air generating chamber and a machine chamber provided above a main body; a defrosting water tray provided inside the cool air generating chamber; a water collecting tray provided below the main body; a hot pipe connecting a compressor with a condenser through the water collecting tray, the compressor and the condenser being provided in the machine chamber; and a drain guide pipe mounted outside the main body and connected to the defrosting water tray and the water collecting tray to guide the defrosting water discharged from the defrosting water tray to the water collecting tray, wherein the hot pipe is provided inside or outside the drain guide pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jongsoo Yoon, Jonggon Kim
  • Patent number: 8056358
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing sanitized water in a cabinet and spigot type bottled water dispenser features an ozone generating system to generate ozone for sanitizing the water. Ozone is generated and collected within an ozone generator housing. A blower transmits air to the ozone generator housing. The air carries the ozone that is generated through a flow line to an air diffuser that is positioned upstream of the spigot (or spigots) used to dispense water. In one embodiment, a valve that is activated on the spigot to dispense water also activates the blower and ozone generator. In other embodiments, a flow sensor activates the ozone generator and blower. Various spigot and flow sensor arrangements are disclosed as a part of the overall apparatus and method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: S.I.P. Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: James J. Shelton
  • Publication number: 20100126198
    Abstract: A pump assembly and a method for removing condensate from an elevated air conditioner of a transport structure are provided. The air conditioner includes a base pan with a sump. The pump assembly includes a pump, a suction line and a discharge line. The pump is configured to be in electrical communication with the air conditioner. The suction line enters the pump and is configured to be in fluid communication with the sump. The discharge line exits the pump and is configured to be in fluid communication with a hose of a drainage means of the transport structure. The pump operatively moves condensate in the sump to the hose of the drainage means to remove the condensate from the transport structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: DOMETIC LLC
    Inventor: Ricardo Holguin
  • Patent number: 7637387
    Abstract: A one-size-fits-all pan configured for supporting a fluid-producing unit. It has a perimeter wall spaced apart from a raised central structure to provide a moat-like area for flow of collected fluid toward a wall-mounted shut-off switch. When a desired maximum amount of fluid collection is exceeded, an electrical signal is sent to stop fluid production. The raised central structure comprises a hub with radially-extending ribs that each widens into a bent distal end having non-uniform height and width dimensions, and top indentations for receipt of vibration isolators that support the fluid-producing unit at a height above that of the perimeter wall. The non-raised areas around the ribs are all connected to the moat-like area to facilitate even fluid distribution within the pan. The pan further has an up-turned perimeter lip, staggered gussets, and angled corners for added strength, and may optionally have a nesting configuration for compact storage and transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventor: Christopher Ralph Cantolino
  • Publication number: 20090064698
    Abstract: A condensate liquid pumping system pumps from a reservoir outlet condensate liquid received from an air-handling apparatus. A filter located upstream of the reservoir outlet filters the condensate liquid. A filter blockage sensor located upstream of the filter senses a predetermined liquid level upstream of the filter which is indicative of blockage of the filter. The filter and the filter blockage sensor may be disposed inside the reservoir. The filter may be a removable filter that can be easily withdrawn for service or replacement without disassembling the reservoir or disconnecting or disturbing any of the tubing or other components of the reservoir or the condensate liquid pumping system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: Gerald S. Spanger
  • Patent number: 7266953
    Abstract: A condensing assembly for urging condensation of a vapour into a liquid has a vertically stacked modular array of horizontal condensation units exposed to a heat transfer medium. Each condensation unit has a cooling chamber, a plurality of hollow legs and necks accessing the cooling chamber to define a fluid passageway. An open or enclosed space between vertically opposed condensation units is created by coupling the necks and legs of opposed condensation units. Introduced vapour travels along the fluid passageways and through the cooling chambers for condensation into liquid, which then travels along the fluid passageways to a storage tank. A cooling loop in each cooling chamber increases condensation. Vapour funnels in the condensation units along the fluid passageway reduce vapour to liquid contact therealong. An inlet header provides additional cooling to the vapour prior to entering the condensation units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: TankSafe Inc.
    Inventors: Reinhard Schuetz, Wayne Bowd
  • Patent number: 7260954
    Abstract: A drainage structure for a refrigerator equipped with an integrated product is provided. A mounting space is provided on a front surface of a door of the refrigerator to receive an integrated product such as a TV. A plurality of recesses are formed in an inner surface of the mounting space. The recesses prevent water drops from flowing downward along the inner surface. A plurality of valleys may also be formed on the inner surface on which the recesses are formed. The valleys may have an irregular shape, and serve to reduce the size of water drops. Thus, moisture formed in a space into which the integrated product is mounted can be evaporated and discharged to the outside due to heat generated by the integrated product when it is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: LG Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chan-Kyoo Jang, Soo-Beom Lee
  • Patent number: 7174739
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved drain valve for dew condensation in an air chiller unit mounted on an aircraft. The drain valve 160 attached to a drain of a drain pan in an air chiller unit is equipped with a valve seat member 162 having an opening 162a at the center and a valve member 164 disposed to contact the lower surface of the valve seat member 162. The valve member 164 is made of thin silicon rubber, and arms 164b created by slits formed thereto support a valve means 164e with extremely small spring constant. While the air chiller unit is operating, the valve means 164e is air tightly attached to the opening 162a of the valve seat by negative pressure, closing the drain valve. When the operation stops and dew drops gather on the valve means 164e, the valve means 164e is displaced by the weight and the valve is opened. When there are no dew drops, the valve is closed to prevent moisture from entering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Jamco Corporation
    Inventor: Masaji Ozaki
  • Patent number: 7100390
    Abstract: An evaporator shell is mounted on the half-shell of a condenser housing. The evaporator shell is retained with the aid of retaining claws that engage from the rear with catching flanks formed on the upper half-shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Hebestreit, Alfred Lang
  • Patent number: 6763672
    Abstract: A beverage, for example a draught beverage, which may already be cooled before introduction into a drinking vessel is introduced into the vessel into which additional cooled material is introduced. The cooled material may be frozen water which is used to dilute the beverage to a desired strength e.g. a desired alcoholic strength. Alternatively the cooled material may be frozen beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Coors Worldwide Inc.
    Inventors: Iain Wallace Anderson, Peter Thomas Foster, Stuart William Molzahn, Stephen Paul Smith, Wendy Gladys Box, Rachel Joanna Galt, David Edwin Quain, Alan Robert Wright
  • Patent number: 6658882
    Abstract: In an air conditioner (10) including an indoor-side chamber (21) containing an indoor heat exchanger (11) and an indoor fan (12), and an outdoor-side chamber (22) containing outdoor heat exchanger (13) and an outdoor fan (14), the indoor-side chamber (21) and the outdoor-side chamber (22) being partitioned by a partition plate (20), the partition plate (2) has a top panel (42) having a ventilation opening portion and a ventilation shutter (49) for opening/closing said ventilation opening portion (48) to freely adjust the opening degree of said ventilation opening portion (48). An indoor fan casing (34) having a heater lower-portion mounting portion (64) located above a drain pan (33) is provided between the indoor fan (12) and the partition plate (20), and an electrical heater (55) is disposed on the heater lower-portion mounting portion (64) so that the electric heater (55) is located above the drain pan (33) through the lower-portion mounting portion (64).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Sanyo Electric Air Conditioning Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunori Ohama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Takuya Kajita, Harutaka Genno, Junichi Gouya, Keiko Kajita
  • Patent number: 6167717
    Abstract: An air-conditioning condensate drainage system for mounting to the roof membrane of the roof structure of buildings or for constructing directly onto the roof membrane of a building structure. The air-conditioning condensate drainage system has an isolation membrane having a bottom surface for assembly to a roof membrane. A pair of ridge structures are disposed in fixed relation with the isolation membrane and are disposed in spaced relation with one another and cooperate with the isolation membrane to define an air-conditioning condensate drainage channel between the spaced ridge structures. Each of the ridge structures has one or more ridge defining elements which is fixed to the isolation membrane and projects above the isolation membrane sufficiently to define a condensate drain channel therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: Sackit, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Dudley, C. Ross Dutton
  • Patent number: 5729990
    Abstract: A refrigeration system having at least one defrostable cold-production device is disclosed, beneath which device a drip tray provided with a drain channel is arranged. In such a refrigeration system, it is desirable to reduce the risk of flooding because of a blocked drain channel. For that purpose, a liquid sensor which detects the presence of liquid at a level above the drain channel is provided in the drip tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Assignee: Danfoss A/S
    Inventors: Tage Stenberg Basse, Vladimir Decovski
  • Patent number: 5644925
    Abstract: A condensate trap for an air conditioning system includes a chamber having an upstream port coupled to the air conditioning system and a downstream port coupled to the external atmosphere, a sealing device disposed in the chamber, a lower seat member positioned in the chamber, and an upper seat member, disposed between the sealing device and upstream port. In response to a positive pressure at the upstream port, the sealing device contacts the lower seat member to prevent air from the air conditioning system from exiting to the external atmosphere. On the other hand, in response to a negative pressure at the upstream port, the sealing device contacts the upper seat member to form a seal which prevents the ingress of air from the external atmosphere into the air conditioning system. Moreover, in response to a predetermined amount of condensate accumulating in the chamber, the sealing device moves out of contact with the seat members to allow the fluid to drain from the downstream port of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Inventor: Manuel J. Chaves
  • Patent number: 5590541
    Abstract: A barrel-type refrigerator system and drain pan for use in refrigerating food products. The barrel-type refrigerator system includes an upper food compartment, middle coil-fan compartment, and a lower compressor compartment. The barrel-type refrigerator system works by using a forced cooled air system which will force cold air through an irregularly shaped refrigerator product zone and having the same air returned to the coil-fan compartment. The system will be set upon a system of caster wheels such that it may be moved to any location of a store by one individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Julius H. Rainwater
  • Patent number: 5117651
    Abstract: A dehumidifier in the form of a circular or a multisides for intaking the wet air from at least three sides of the lower portion and blowing the dehumidified air out of only one direction of the upper portion to occur the convection circulating of the air flow to enhance the dehumidifying effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung G. Suh
  • Patent number: 5069042
    Abstract: A cleanable condensate trap usable with an air cooling system is disclosed. The condensate trap includes a U-shaped tube having first and second ends and a first T-shaped tube having first, second and third legs with the first leg being attached to the first end of the U-shaped tube. The second leg of the first T-shaped tube is connected to, for example, a drain tube which removes condensate from an air-handling portion of air cooling system. The third leg of the first T-shaped tube includes an opening whereby a cleaning device, such as brush, can be inserted into the U-shaped tube to remove material clogging the U-shaped tube. In order to detect a clogged condition of the U-shaped tube, the U-shaped tube can be made clear or transparent. Additionally, a switching device can be included in the third leg of the first T-shaped tube which can be operatively attached to a circuit which provides power to the air cooling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1991
    Inventor: Charles F. Stuchlik, III
  • Patent number: 5046330
    Abstract: The moisturizing device of refrigerator wherein the defrosted water used for moisturization is to be automatically changed with fresh water always so that fresh defrosted water may be supplied for moisturization. The structure of the hopper shaped water collection pail is formed which collects the defrosted water used for moisturization dividedly in small units and makes the dividedly collected water in small units over flow and drained successively and continually, resulting always a fixed amount of defrosted water collected in it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Assignee: SamSung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-Uk Kim
  • Patent number: 4950316
    Abstract: A dehumidification system. The dehumidification system utilizes the deflection of high velocity air flow to facilitate the removal of condensate from the cooling coil in the system. The amount of condensate which is reclaimed by the air stream passing through the dehumidification system is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Inventor: Charles Harris
  • Patent number: 4776182
    Abstract: An improved self-defrosting refrigerator and power module therefore, inlcuding a food storage compartment and a refrigeration compartment adjacent and insulatable from the food storage compartment. A refrigeration system of novel design is mounted within the refrigeration power module which includes a compessor, a condensor coil, and evaporator coil, a defroster heater, circulation means for circulating frigid air through the passageways to cool the storage compartment during the refrigeration cycle and means for collecting and exhausting melted frost from the refrigeration power module, which is configured and adapted to prevent the passage of warm air into the module. A method for constructing the novel refrigeration apparatus and improving its cooling efficiency is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Inventor: Edward D. Gidseg
  • Patent number: 4748821
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for atomizing and dispersing collected condensate in an air conditioning system to discharge mist-like droplets to the atmosphere. The improvement includes a pump and a nozzle provided as part of the air conditioning system in cooperation with a condensate collector, or as a retrofit for existing installations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Inventor: Allen Berenter
  • Patent number: 4671076
    Abstract: A condensate vapor and liquid vent for use with an operable air conditioning system in a habitable structure or enclosure which is substantially closed to the atmosphere. Ambient damp air under positive pressure is forced past a conventional refrigerated "A" frame evaporator of reduced temperature. The dampness and contaminants from the air are condensed, concentrated and collected in a pan which surrounds the lower portion of the "A" frame evaporator. A portion of the upper surface of the collection pan is enclosed except for a small opening around the "A" frame condenser and between the "A" frame evaporator and the upper surface of the collection pan. The collection pan has an inclined bottom surface to allow all of the condensate liquid to flow to one corner where a liquid drain removes condensate to the structure sewage system. Intermediate the corner of the collection pan and the conventional "P" trap of the condensate drain system is a vapor vent to atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Inventor: Monica O. Duren
  • Patent number: 4100764
    Abstract: An air-conditioning apparatus, of the room air-conditioning type which can be easily installed at any desired location in a room, as in a window therein, comprising a cabinet structure, a cabinet insulation structure and a partition board dividing the interior of the cabinet into an interior compartment and an exterior compartment. The insulation structure consists of right side, left side, top and bottom insulation boards. The insulation structure and the partition board are all made of plastic insulation material, such as polystyrene resin foam. Each insulation board has a plurality of projections and grooves corresponding with each other and with portions of the refrigeration components, such as the condenser and the evaporator, so that these components are fixedly interposed therebetween, when assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuo Murano
  • Patent number: 4089187
    Abstract: A household refrigerator having a condenser and a fan for passing air over the condenser. The fan is positioned in a fan orifice of an air channel which is of a construction to reduce the foreign substance in the air-stream and thereby reduce the labor of cleaning the condenser and maintain the efficiency of the condenser at a high value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1978
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Frank A. Schumacher, Earl H. Magester