With Particular Internal Element Support Patents (Class 62/465)
  • Publication number: 20150114029
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes: a refrigerator main body having a cooling chamber; a cooling chamber door for opening and closing the cooling chamber; a shelf assembly provided within the cooling chamber such that a height thereof is adjustable; and a basket provided in any one of the refrigerator main body and the cooling chamber door such that a height thereof is adjustable. A space of the refrigerator main body or the cooling chamber door can be utilized to facilitate receiving and keeping food items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Hongsik KWON, Sanghun KIM, Seonkyu KIM, Hyokku KWON, Sungkyong HAN, Hangbok LEE
  • Patent number: 8979981
    Abstract: A liner apparatus and method of extending the shelf like of produce items using said liner apparatus, in which the liner has first and second substantially planar surfaces, and is comprised of a felted body composed of a plurality of alpaca felting fibers and a fiber binding agent, said alpaca felting fibers being felted together with said fiber binding agent to form a felted body that wicks excess moisture from the surface of produce items placed in contact with said felted body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: JoAnne L. Givler
  • Patent number: 8863546
    Abstract: This disclosure presents a stackable, multicompartment portable cooler with enhanced climate control and delivery features. The cooler may include adjustable vents for precisely controlling the temperature differential between adjacent compartments, a brochure receptor for including information about the delivery, and/or an automatic delivery flag for notification purposes. In addition, the cooler is modular and may be assembled/disassembled through the use of removable compartment dividers that subdivide the stacked main compartments into many subcompartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Oberweis Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph S. Oberweis
  • Publication number: 20140305157
    Abstract: An ice cream dipping cabinet is provided, comprising a cabinet portion, a cooling room portion, a first ice cream can, a second ice cream can, and a double can-clip. The double can-clip is for clipping corner portions of the first and second can covers and holding the first and second ice cream cans together in place, such that the first and second ice cream cans engage each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Brian S. KIM
  • Patent number: 8833099
    Abstract: A refrigerator is disclosed, which is able to mount an evaporator in a cool air generating chamber more easily for a short time. The refrigerator comprises a main body provided with a storage chamber; a cool air generating chamber provided above the main body and connected with the storage chamber; an evaporator provided inside the cool air generating chamber; and a support portion provided in the ceiling inside the cool air generating chamber and variably provided in a mounting direction of the evaporator to support the evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jongsoo Yoon
  • Publication number: 20140174119
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cooling device (1) comprising a refrigeration volume (3) wherein the foodstuffs to be cooled are placed, at least one cabinet (2) having an inner wall (4) surrounding the refrigeration volume (3) and an outer wall (5) with heat insulating material injected between itself and the inner wall (4), a compressor (6) providing compression of the refrigerant and circulation pipes (7) that extend at least between the inner wall (4) and the outer wall (5), providing the refrigeration volume (3) to be cooled by circulating the refrigerant leaving the compressor (6) therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Ozgun Atac Gultekin, Fatih Demiray, Musa Caliskan, Murat Ungor
  • Patent number: 8756953
    Abstract: The device according to the invention for the cooling of articles, comprising at least one channel which can be connected to a first coolant source such that a first stream of a first coolant can flow through the channel, the articles to be cooled being introducible into the stream, is distinguished in that at least one cross-sectional stabilizer for stabilizing the cross section of the at least one channel is formed. The device according to the invention advantageously allows the defined cooling of articles, in particular the freezing of drops of a liquid or pasty material, in particular of liquid or pasty foods. In particular, a deformation, such as warping, of the channels on account of pronounced temperature gradients and/or temperature transients is effectively reduced. Thus, even after cooling-down operations, uniform cooling conditions can be ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventor: Robert Taylor
  • Patent number: 8756940
    Abstract: A temperature and humidity controlled housing for storing and preserving wine bottles. The housing defines a storage compartment having front and rear temperature control chambers and wherein the rear chamber is also humidity controlled. A division wall having passages provided with a flexible sealing component receives bottles on supports associated with each of the passages and a cubic chamber structure in the rear chamber. The bottle necks engage the seals which, together with the division wall, substantially seal the front chamber from the rear chamber while the spout end portion of the wine bottles is supported in the rear humidified chamber. The housing may be used in a modular assembly. The method of use is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Intelligent Cellars Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Doucet, Laurent Senee
  • Publication number: 20140150461
    Abstract: A refrigerated point-of-use food holding cabinet keeps food products cold in compartments having cross sections that are substantially U-shaped. Food products are kept refrigerated using heat-absorbing, heat-exchangers thermally coupled to the U-shaped compartment. Refrigeration is provided by either a conventional reversed-Brayton cycle, one or more Peltier devices or a chilled, re-circulating liquid that does not change phase as it circulates but which is chilled by another refrigeration system, such as a conventional refrigeration system. An optional cover helps prevent food flavor transfers between compartments. Semiconductor temperature sensors and a computer effectuate temperature control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Loren Veltrop
  • Patent number: 8740099
    Abstract: A system and methods for the storage, and preservation of mechanical assets, including collectable automobiles, small airplanes and watercraft in a storage unit. The storage unit includes a plurality of asset modules. The volume of each asset module is variable. The atmosphere of each asset module may be controlled by a control system. Control of the atmosphere of each asset module includes control of parameters including the type of gas each atmosphere is composed of and the temperature, the pressure and relative humidity of each atmosphere. These parameters may be monitored and controlled from a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Michael P. Gibbons
  • Patent number: 8707727
    Abstract: A dispensing unit includes a liquid collecting apparatus having a drip tray and a drip tray cover. The drip tray cover has an upper surface which comprises a plurality of troughs for collecting liquids. The tray includes an intermediate wall about which the drip tray cover pivots thereby allowing easy removal of the drip tray cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Cemalettin Hastürk, Laura Ringemann, Andrew Roberson, Tolga Yegin
  • Publication number: 20140083131
    Abstract: Device for refrigerating the skewer of kebab meat directly on the rotary spit, after the latter has stopped turning, and for limiting the exposure of the skewer of meat to the ambient air, to insects and to dust. The invention relates to a device that allows the skewer of meat to be kept in position on the rotary spit by diffusing coldness released by the layer of eutectic gel contained in the jacket and frozen to ?18° C. It consists of a set of éléments that form the kebab cover comprising, according to embodiment 1, a layer made up of a multitude of pockets containing eutectic gel (8) inserted in a jacket (1) positioned around a disc (2) and resting on the upper part of the skewer of meat. The jacket will therefore adopt a cylindrical shape hugging the skewer and will be closed at the top and the bottom by laces (3). The jacket will be held vertically by magnetized male/female plastic fasteners (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Jacques Costa-Solar, Isabelle Abad
  • Patent number: 8671712
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a refrigerator cabinet, a fresh food compartment disposed within the refrigerator compartment, a freezer compartment disposed within the refrigerator cabinet, a freezer door for providing access to the freezer compartment, a lower freezer basket, an upper freezer basket, a divider operatively connected to the lower freezer basket to divide the lower freezer basket, and guide surfaces on a top portion of the divider to allow for guiding the upper freezer basket forward and back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin L. Noel, Chad J. Rotter
  • Patent number: 8667809
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a main body having a storage chamber, a door provided to the main body, including an outer door and a door liner. The door liner includes support steps, a liner plate, and a seating step that define an installation space. An ice maker is located at least partially in the installation space. A cold air duct is provided in one side of the storage chamber to supply the ice maker with cold air. An ice maker cover is provided having a cold air inlet on a top portion thereof and a viewing window on a lower portion thereof. The viewing window allows the ice maker to be seen from outside of the ice maker cover. An ice bank is removably located below the ice maker to transfer ice received from the ice maker to a dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Myung-Soo Kim, Yoo-Min Park, Oh-Chul Kwon, Jong-Gon Kim, Bon-Young Koo, Young-Hoon Gwak, Hyeon-Po Cho
  • Publication number: 20140047851
    Abstract: A system and method for bulk freezing is provided. In one embodiment, the system and method for bulk freezing includes a bulk freezing container adapted to hold at least one and preferably a plurality of bags holding a biopharmaceutical liquid. The bulk freezing container includes at least a first and second shelf having corrugations wherein the second shelf is vertically arranged above the first shelf with the bags disposed between the shelves. The bags and the corrugations of the first and second shelves define a plurality of substantially parallel flow channels through which a cryogenic cold fluid or a warming fluid is passed to freeze and/or thaw the biopharmaceutical fluid. In another embodiment, the bulk freezing system and method includes a bulk freezing container with a plurality of adjacent elongated chambers adapted for holding the biopharmaceutical fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ying Zhou, Alan Cheng, Nigel Grinter, Zachary Fowler, Robert Sever, Ranko Bursac
  • Patent number: 8607588
    Abstract: Disclosed is a refrigerator comprising a main body provided with a freezing chamber and a refrigerating chamber; a receiving member provided to be able to be drawn in and out to the main body and receiving foods; fixing members disposed on right and left sides of the receiving member and supporting the receiving members; entrance guide members provided between the receiving member and the fixing members and guiding sliding movement of the receiving members; and shaking prevention members provided on right and left sides of the receiving members and preventing a right and left shaking phenomenon of the receiving members. With the present invention, a shaking phenomenon is prevented in drawing in and out a receiving member, so convenience of use may thereby be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Kyong-Sok Oh
  • Patent number: 8549872
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a refrigerator. The refrigerator includes a cold air generator configured to generate cold air. The refrigerator also includes a first storage chamber configured to receive the cold air generated by the cold air generator. The refrigerator further includes a first storage chamber door configured to open and close an access point to the first storage chamber and configured to store at least one of food and ice stuffs. In addition, the refrigerator includes a second storage chamber, having a container and positioned on the first storage chamber, wherein the second storage chamber is configured to be movable in front and rear directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Sik Kwon, Yong Hun Chang, Jung Yeon Hwang, Seon Il Yu
  • Publication number: 20130227970
    Abstract: In a device (1) for rapid pressure-freezing an aqueous sample (3), such as a biological specimen, a pressurized cooling medium can be fed into a high-pressure chamber (11) into which a sample holder (30) containing a sample (3) is inserted and which is sealed with a pressure-tight seal, to the location of the sample holder (30) held therein. The high-pressure chamber (11) comprises a viewing window structure (2) with a pressure-tight window (20), through which light can be directed from the outside onto the sample (3) located in the sample holder (30). The window (20) can comprise a transparent window element made of a high-pressure-resistant material, wherein the window element (20) is held by a pressure- and temperature-resistant window bearing provided in the high-pressure chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: LEICA MIKROSYSTEME GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhard LIHL, Rainer WOGRITSCH, Heinz PLANK
  • Patent number: 8516848
    Abstract: A liner of a cooler has sides extending upward to an inner shoulder. A platform assembly fits onto the inner shoulder of the cooler. The assembly provides a sanitary platform for ready access to ice cubes and/or cooled items below, a scoop for the ice, a lid(s) for closing the aperture(s) so that the larger cooler cover need not be opened and closed while dispensing cubes during drink or meal preparation. An aperture receives a container held by its rim for an ice scoop. The lid is provided with a tongue adapted to fit into a slot in the platform so as to enable the lid to stand upright out of the way when the aperture is open to receive or dispense cubes. A second aperture and lid may be provided for food/drink items with a partition to separate the items from the ice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventors: Richard W. White, Robert J. White
  • Patent number: 8516845
    Abstract: A refrigeration apparatus is provided having improved access to ice. The refrigeration apparatus includes a freezer compartment, a slidable support, an ice maker and an ice bin. The slidable support occupies a portion of the freezer compartment and is configured to open to an extended position. The ice bin is moveable with the slidable support and occupies at least a portion of the slidable support. The stationary ice maker is attached to the freezer compartment and located above the portion of the slidable support. When the slidable support is pulled opened to the extended position, access to the ice bin is unobstructed by the ice maker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Haier America Refrigerators Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Edward P. Wuesthoff, Dongning Wang
  • Publication number: 20130186124
    Abstract: A computerized refrigerator/freezer system uses rotating carousels and assigns specific storage locations based on bar code readings or user input. Retrieval and replacement of food items is facilitated by computer-controlled rotation of the carousels to provide convenient access from the front of the refrigerator or freezer. A transparent “door-within-a-door” in the front of the refrigerator allows convenient and energy-conserving access to food items without opening the larger main access door. The system computer performs inventory tracking and control and can perform optional re-stocking through an internet connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Stanley E. Wiklinski, Alfonse J. Carratura
  • Publication number: 20130180280
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus includes a cavity for receipt of a product to be cooled. A rotation device rotates a product received in the cavity and a coolant supply provides a coolant to the cavity. The rotation device is adapted to rotate the product about two parallel non-coincident axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Enviro-Cool UK Limited
    Inventor: Vartan Grigorian
  • Publication number: 20130152623
    Abstract: The invention relates to a refrigerating furniture, particularly a refrigerating shelf (KR1) for cooling and displaying products to be refrigerated in a cooling chamber (KR1M), comprising an access region via which the products to be refrigerated are accessible, and a refrigerating device (KR1KE) which comprises a condenser (VF) and a compressor (KOM). According to the invention, it is provided that the condenser (VF) is arranged at least partially within the refrigerating shelf (KR1) and in the upper region (HR1) thereof and that the compressor (KOM) is arranged within the refrigerating shelf (KRI) in the lower region (VR) thereof. As a result, interfering noise emissions are reduced and, simultaneously, the packaging of the refrigerating furniture at the manufacturing site and the transport to the site of use are simplified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: AHT COOLING SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Reinhold Resch
  • Patent number: 8454103
    Abstract: A refrigerator including left and right doors of rotating opening/closing type and a sliding door between the left and right doors. The left and right rotating opening/closing doors have an improved slim edge structure such that a door thickness is hidden. The sliding door includes door guards to accommodate food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Su Jeon, Sei Ill Jeon, Jong Youn Kim, Jang Won Kim, Tai Kyung Kim, Yoo Jin Jung
  • Patent number: 8408663
    Abstract: A consumer appliance, for example a refrigeration appliance, includes a compartment with a pull-out drawer. A slide member is configured on each opposite side of the compartment, with the drawer having a slide bracket mounted to each respective slide member for movement of pull-out drawer into and out of the compartment. A gear rail is configured on each opposite side of the compartment adjacent to the slide member. A gear assembly is mounted to each slide bracket and includes a first gear engaged with the gear rail and a pinion gear engaged with the first gear. The pinion gear has a rotational axis that is vertically displaced from the rotational axis of the first gear. A cross bar is connected between the pinion gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bagawathkumar Chellappan, James Bryan Rawson, Manivannan Loganathan
  • Patent number: 8359881
    Abstract: A refrigerator appliance includes a freezer compartment and at least one position-adjustable partition located in the freezer compartment. The at least one position-adjustable partition is configured to be selectively deployed in a first position such that a space is defined in the freezer compartment that causes a reduction in an amount of inlet airflow that contacts one or more portions of the freezer compartment that are outside the defined space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Brent Alden Junge, William Arnold Brown, Jr., John Simpson
  • Patent number: 8272225
    Abstract: An apparatus for cooling cassette magazines containing tissue samples is described. The apparatus comprises a housing, a cooling device, and a transport apparatus for transporting one or more cassette magazines within the housing. The cassette magazines are introduced into the apparatus via an input chute and can be removed via an output chute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH
    Inventor: Roland Walter
  • Patent number: 8240791
    Abstract: A container for forming an interior space within a refrigerating device that can be accessed via a door opening of the refrigerating device including a plurality of blanks forming a plurality of walls, a cooled goods support base, and a support rail such that the height of the cooled goods support is adjustably settable. A joint is formed between a blank forming the first side wall and a blank forming the rear wall, and the joint is at least partly concealed behind the support rail relative to a view into the refrigerating device through the door opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Benz, Alexander Görz, Hans-Philipp Reitz
  • Patent number: 8191379
    Abstract: The present invention provides a refrigeration apparatus having improved access to ice comprising a freezer compartment, a slidable support occupying a portion of the freezer compartment and configured to open to an extended position, an ice bin moveable with the slidable support and occupying at least a portion of the slidable support, and a stationary ice maker attached to the freezer compartment and located above the portion of the slidable support, wherein when the slidable support is pulled opened to the extended position, access to the ice bin is unobstructed by the ice maker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Haier America Refrigerators Company, Ltd
    Inventors: Edward P. Wuesthoff, Dongning Wang
  • Patent number: 8156755
    Abstract: The invention relates to a refrigerator for storing vials containing a (bio)pharmaceutical substance, in particular vaccines for animals, comprising a cabinet having an internal space for accommodating the vials arranged in columns, a cooling element for cooling the internal space and at least one door or dispenser for removing vials from the internal space. A plurality of guides located inside the space and adapted to slidingly accommodate columns of the vials. The invention further relates to a cartridge suitable for use in the said refrigerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Intervet International B.V.
    Inventors: Stephen Murray, Gaynor Hillier, Philip Nigel Bordet-Stead, Tanja Langgner, David Helps
  • Publication number: 20120047939
    Abstract: A refrigerator appliance includes a freezer compartment and at least one position-adjustable partition located in the freezer compartment. The at least one position-adjustable partition is configured to be selectively deployed in a first position such that a space is defined in the freezer compartment that causes a reduction in an amount of inlet airflow that contacts one or more portions of the freezer compartment that are outside the defined space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Brent Alden JUNGE, William Arnold Brown, JR., John Simpson
  • Publication number: 20120042684
    Abstract: The embodiment relates to a refrigerator. The refrigerator allows a user to easily draw in and out foods stored in a storage chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Su-Won Lee, Jung Yeon Hwang, Sung-Eun Kim
  • Publication number: 20120024006
    Abstract: A refrigeration device, in particular a household refrigerator, includes a cooling chamber and at least one shelf for cooled products stored in the cooling chamber between interior walls of the cooling chamber. The shelf has a first planar shelf surface section and a second planar shelf surface section which is arranged in vertically offset relationship to the first planar shelf surface section, wherein at least one of the first and second planar shelf surface sections has apertures, with holders being fixed in the apertures for holding a removable container. As a result, the storage capacity of the refrigeration device for products to be cooled is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: BSH BOSCH UND SIEMENS HAUSGERÄTE GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Knöll, Claudia Rupp
  • Publication number: 20110308271
    Abstract: A system and method for concurrently and uniformly removing thermal energy from a specimen sample. A thermal insulating device is provided comprising an insulating material, the device having a plurality of chambers for receiving specimen samples, the device further includes a thermal ballast whereby the rate of thermal energy removal is controlled and influenced by the thermal ballast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: BIOCISION, INC.
    Inventor: Brian Schryver
  • Publication number: 20110289958
    Abstract: A liner of a cooler has sides extending upward to an inner shoulder. A platform assembly fits onto the inner shoulder of the cooler. The assembly provides a sanitary platform for ready access to ice cubes and/or cooled items below, a scoop for the ice, a lid(s) for closing the aperture(s) so that the larger cooler cover need not be opened and closed while dispensing cubes during drink or meal preparation. An aperture receives a container held by its rim for an ice scoop. The lid is provided with a tongue adapted to fit into a slot in the platform so as to enable the lid to stand upright out of the way when the aperture is open to receive or dispense cubes. A second aperture and lid may be provided for food/drink items with a partition to separate the items from the ice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Richard W. White, Robert J. White
  • Publication number: 20110283714
    Abstract: A refrigerated point-of-use food holding cabinet keeps food products cold in compartments having cross sections that are substantially U-shaped. Food products are kept refrigerated using heat-absorbing, heat-exchangers thermally coupled to the U-shaped compartment. Refrigeration is provided by either a conventional reversed-Brayton cycle, one or more Peltier devices or a chilled, re-circulating liquid that does not change phase as it circulates but which is chilled by another refrigeration system, such as a conventional refrigeration system. An optional cover helps prevent food flavor transfers between compartments. Semiconductor temperature sensors and a computer effectuate temperature control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: PRINCE CASTLE, INC.
    Inventor: Loren Veltrop
  • Publication number: 20110277489
    Abstract: A cold tray for a container may have an interior. The cold tray may include a cold tray housing mountable within the container interior. A refrigerant may be mounted to the cold tray housing. An air flow source may be fluidly connectable to the cold tray housing and may draw air from the container interior into the cold tray housing such that the air passes over the refrigerant and is discharged back into the container interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: James P. Schalla, Karen L. Hills, Nino Senoadi, William Quan
  • Publication number: 20110219808
    Abstract: Disclosed is a refrigerator comprising a main body provided with a freezing chamber and a refrigerating chamber; a receiving member provided to be able to be drawn in and out to the main body and receiving foods; fixing members disposed on right and left sides of the receiving member and supporting the receiving members; entrance guide members provided between the receiving member and the fixing members and guiding sliding movement of the receiving members; and shaking prevention members provided on right and left sides of the receiving members and preventing a right and left shaking phenomenon of the receiving members. With the present invention, a shaking phenomenon is prevented in drawing in and out a receiving member, so convenience of use may thereby be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: Kyong-Sok Oh
  • Publication number: 20110185749
    Abstract: A system and method according to which ice is automatically disposed in respective bags and the bags of ice are distributed and stacked within a temperature-controlled storage unit, such as an ice merchandiser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: REDDY ICE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mark C. Metzger
  • Publication number: 20110179820
    Abstract: A refrigerated case includes a body having a left and a right side, a top, and a back. A refrigerated compartment is located within the body. A number of shelves are within the refrigerated compartment. A base compartment is below the refrigerated compartment. A dividing wall separates the base compartment from the refrigerated compartment. A refrigeration module is located within the base compartment. A support member intermediate to the left and right sides supports the shelves. A transverse beam supports the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: CARRIER COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION, INC.
    Inventors: Luis F. Avila, Mark A. Daniels, Stephen Kenney, Martin C. Bezon
  • Publication number: 20110174012
    Abstract: An embodiment relates to a refrigerator. According to a refrigerator of an embodiment of the present invention, there is not difference in a plurality of shelves arranged continuously in parallel with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: JinWook Park
  • Publication number: 20110120173
    Abstract: A system for removably hanging a storage container from a surface generally comprises a first coupler and a second coupler. The first coupler includes an elongated member that is one of attached to and formed integral with the surface. The second coupler is one of attached to and formed integral with the storage container. The second coupler removably engages the first coupler such that the storage container is removably hung from the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Shari Olefson
  • Publication number: 20110088424
    Abstract: An automated storage and retrieval system stores containers, typically containing biological or chemical samples, at ultra-low temperatures, i.e., from about ?50° C. to about ?90° C., preferably about ?80° C. under normal operating conditions. A robot automatically places sample storage containers in stationary storage racks within the freezer compartment. Magnetic couplings are used to transmit mechanical power from outside of the freezer compartment to the robot inside of the freezer compartment. The robot has a simplified mechanical configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: HAMILTON STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert P. Cloutier, Julian Warhurst, Behrouz Zandi, James O'Toole, Halvard Solberg
  • Publication number: 20110083465
    Abstract: A refrigerator with split type shelves comprises: a refrigerator body having a storage space; doors disposed on a front surface of the refrigerator body, and configured to open and close the storage space; first shelves installed at an inner side of the storage space, and accommodating storage items thereon; and a shelf assembly disposed between the first shelves and the door, and installed so as to be movable with respect to the refrigerator body such that front surfaces of the first shelves are exposed to a front surface of the refrigerator body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunjung KIM, Yongjoon KIM, Eunjeong KIM, Younseok LEE
  • Publication number: 20110079039
    Abstract: Upper and lower frames enclosing a peripheral edge of the supporting plate and each including a groove to receive a sealing member are preassembled through locking parts, and then fusion-bonded in the preassembled state. Accordingly, a waterproof effect and durability of the shelf assembly are improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Lim, In Yong Hwang, Woo Yeol Yoo, Jong Eun Chae, Sun Keun Lee
  • Publication number: 20110072837
    Abstract: A refrigeration system is provided for use with an ultra-low temperature freezer having a deck and a refrigerated cabinet supported above the deck. The system has a first refrigeration stage and a second refrigeration stage. The first stage defines a first fluid circuit for circulating a first refrigerant. The first stage has a first compressor, a condenser and a first expansion device that is in fluid communication with the first fluid circuit. The second stage defines a second fluid circuit for circulating a second refrigerant. The second stage has a second compressor, a second expansion device and an evaporator that is in fluid communication with the second fluid circuit. The system includes an insulated enclosure supported within the deck and a split-flow heat exchanger that is in fluid communication with the first and second fluid circuits and which is located within the insulated enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC (ASHEVILLE) LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Brown, Wendell Morris, Todd Swift, Thomas White
  • Publication number: 20110067433
    Abstract: A water tank for a dispenser which has a sufficient capacity and allows a user to easily dispense water, and a refrigerator having the same. The water tank includes a water storage container to store water, a filter unit to purify water stored in the water storage container, and a subsidiary container including a filter mounting part, on which the filter unit is mounted, and mounted within the water storage container to divide the inner space of the water storage container, and the water storage container includes a protrusion protruded from the lower surface of the water storage container so as to secure a capacity of the subsidiary container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Koog An, Sang Min Park, Young Gwi Park
  • Publication number: 20110016912
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cooling device (1) comprising a shelf (5) having supporting walls (4 and 104) of different sizes and forms enabling the goods disposed thereon to be carried by supporting them from below and from the sides, and preventing them from falling down, being almost vertical to each other and joined with each other from at least one edge each.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2008
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Alper Mirza, Sati Mutlu
  • Publication number: 20110005265
    Abstract: A beverage container cooling device for rapidly cooling beverage cans or bottles and their contents includes a plurality of turntables provided with stepped diameter expansible collets formed from an elastomeric material for frictional engagement with beverage containers of diverse different sizes, including soda cans and bottles. Bearing assemblies mount the turntables for rotation in a container adapted for containment of a cooling medium such as an ice and water mixture. A gear mechanism in conjunction with either an electric motor or a hand crank functions to rotate the turntables and the beverage containers mounted thereon within the cooling medium in the container for rapidly cooling the beverage containers and their contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Brian D. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20110000250
    Abstract: A preservation and dispensing apparatus integrated within a refrigerator door includes a wine preservation and dispensing apparatus and a door of a refrigerator within which the wine preservation and dispensing apparatus is integrated. The wine preservation and dispensing apparatus includes a housing framework composed of a rigid frame secured to the refrigerator door along an opening cut into the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Matthew A. Sommerfield, Steven DiDonato