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MEANS PRODUCING SHAPED OR MODIFIED CONGEALED PRODUCT

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
062344000 With product receiving and storing means 142
062347000 With raw material projector, e.g., spray 25
062345000 Freezing surface mounted for movement during freezing 18
062349000 Thawing means 16
062342000 With means for working congealing material, e.g., beater 11
062353000 Heat absorber with product remover 7
062348000 With means to precool or recirculate raw material 1
20120227435Direct expansion evaporator - A direct expansion evaporator for making a frozen product from raw material includes a feeding channel, a heat exchange channel thermally communicating with the feeding channel, and a refrigerant flowing within the heat exchange channel for exchanging heat between the raw material within the feeding channel and the refrigerant within the heat exchange channel in an expanded evaporation manner. Therefore, the refrigerant releases the thermal energy via the phase changing from liquid to gaseous state of the refrigerant. The heat exchange channel has a pre-cooling portion for pre-cooling the raw material at a predetermined temperature and a freezing portion for freezing the raw material to a final predetermined temperature of the frozen product in two-stage evaporation manner. Thus, the direction expansion evaporator provides a relatively more efficient way for making the frozen product, so as to increase the quality of the frozen product.09-13-2012
062341000 With article press means 1
20090139256Liebherr-hausgerate ochsenhausen GmbH D-88416 ochsenhausen - The present invention relates to a refrigerator and/or freezer with an ice cube maker and with conveying means for conveying the ice cubes, wherein the conveying means are configured such that they are operable in different conveying directions.06-04-2009
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20130133354REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator includes a water storage vessel configured to be mounted to the door of the refrigerator, a supply passage configured to connect the storage space of the water storage vessel to an ice making apparatus and dispenser to supply the water in the water storage vessel to the ice making apparatus and the dispenser, a valve installed at an intersection of the supply passage and configured to perform a passage conversion, and a pump configured to pump the water in the water storage vessel so that the water flows to the supply passage, wherein the water storage vessel is provided with a water storage vessel lever capable of changing the position of at least one portion of the supply passage so that the at least one portion of the supply passage is connected to/disconnected from a remaining portion of the supply passage.05-30-2013
20100122547ICE DISPENSING TECHNOLOGY - An ice-making device includes a duct through which ice is dispensed and a duct-covering part opening and closing the duct. A sensor part senses whether the duct-covering part closes the duct and a control part controls the duct-covering part to open the duct when the sensor part senses that the duct-covering part fails to close the duct and the duct-covering part has been attempting to close the duct for at least a preset period of time.05-20-2010
20080295536AUGER IN ICE BIN AND REFRIGERATING MACHINE HAVING THE SAME - Disclosed is the auger in an ice bin mounted in a refrigerator, and the like. The auger in the ice bin is configured to rotate an auger having spiral-shaped transfer blades and to dispose ice in each space between the transfer blades of the auger for transfer. Accordingly, a certain amount of ice can always be discharged without simultaneously discharging a great amount of ice, and a user may select the number of ice, thus to diversity functions of an ice dispenser. In addition, since the auger is made of a flexible material, the ice can be prevented from being crushed during transfer, thereby enhancing the reliability of the ice dispenser.12-04-2008
20130160480ICE MAKER COMPRISING SUPPORT MEANS FOR MOLD SHELLS, MOLD SHELL, AND REFRIGERATION APPLIANCE COMPRISING SUCH AN ICE MAKER - An ice maker includes a frame, a mold shell having at least one chamber and capable of holding water for formation of ice cubes, and a support device which secures the mold shell in the frame and moves the mold shell between a first position for filling with water and a second position for ejecting ice cubes. The support member is able to rotate the mold shell about a rotation axis from the first position for filling with water into the second position for ejecting ice cubes. A securing device is disposed on the support device and constructed to allow manual removal of the mold shell from the ice maker and manual insertion of the mold shell into the ice maker. The securing device has at least one securing rail for pulling out and pushing in the mold shell, and extends parallel to the rotation axis.06-27-2013
20110271705HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE, IN PARTICULAR REFRIGERATION DEVICE - A household appliance, in particular a refrigeration device, in which ice bodies can be made of supplied water, includes a hose and/or tube assembly for supply of water to a receiving container, and a valve connected to the hose and/or tube assembly and constructed to release or suppress the water supply to the receiving container. The hose and/or tube assembly has zones in which a physical condition changes, wherein the valve is disposed in the hose and/or tube assembly in a region which has not yet encountered a change in the physical condition after water has been supplied into the hose and/or tube assembly.11-10-2011
20110296863ICE MAKER AND METHOD OF PRODUCING PIECES OF ICE - Ice maker comprising a mould (12-08-2011
20100170284Water filter device and refrigerator having the same - A water filter device including a filter unit to receive water from an external water supply source and to purify the received water, a storage tank unit to store the water purified through the filter unit, and a case to receive the filter unit and the storage tank unit.07-08-2010
20110214447ICE-MAKING MACHINE - The present invention refers to an ice-making machine provided with an ice formation reservoir (09-08-2011
20100101257REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator is disclosed which enables the user to easily take ice out of an ice maker without causing a variation in the capacity of the refrigerator or a limitation on the position of a freezing compartment. The refrigerator includes a refrigerator body (04-29-2010
20120186292ICE MAKER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - There is provided an ice maker having an immersion type ice making unit, and a method of controlling the same. The ice maker includes a water tray member receiving raw water for ice-making from a water tank, an ice making unit cooling the raw water received in the water tray member and forming ice, a heating unit heating the raw water received in the water tray member, and a control unit controlling an operation of the heating unit such that the raw water received in the water tray member is heated before the ice making unit cools the raw water in the water tray member. According to the ice maker, the temperature of the raw water received in an ice-making water tray is raised to a preset temperature at the initial stage of an ice making process, thereby preventing the formation of an opaque layer in the central portion of ice.07-26-2012
20090145156AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER - An icemaker includes a body including an ice mode for receiving water and freezing water to ice. The ice mold has a first side surface, a second side surface and an arcuate bottom surface indisposed between the first side surface and the second side surface. An ice ejector including an ejector member is rotatably connected to the body. The ice ejector defines an axis of rotation. A drive mechanism is operably coupled to the ice ejector. The drive mechanism is configured to reversibly rotate the ice ejector between a first position and a second position. A first cover is fixedly connected to the body for at least partially covering a front portion of the ice mold. A second cover is connected to one of the ice ejector and the body. The second cover is configured to reversibly rotate with the ice ejector between the first position and a third position. The second cover at least partially covers a back portion of the ice mold at the first position. The first and second covers prevent water slosh in the ice mold and buildup of frost on the surfaces.06-11-2009
20120023998REFRIGERATOR WITH INSTANT ICE MAKER - The present invention relates to a refrigerator having an instant ice maker, and according to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a refrigerator including a refrigerator body provided with a freezing chamber and a refrigerating chamber; a first and a second ice maker disposed inside the refrigerator, respectively; a water supply means configured to supply water to the first and the second ice maker; and a precooling means provided between the first ice maker and the water supply means to precool water supplied to the first ice maker.02-02-2012
20120023997REFRIGERATOR - In a refrigerator, a cooling air duct for supplying cooling air to an ice making chamber is installed to be exposed from an inner wall face of a refrigerator chamber. Thus, the thickness of the refrigerator main body can be sufficiently secured, and accordingly, temperature of cooling air flowing through the cooling air duct can be prevented from being increased by external air. Also, since the cooling air duct is installed in a receiving space, a generation of frost in the vicinity of the cooling air duct can be prevented, and an increase in a fabrication cost and power consumption when an anti-frost heater is installed can be prevented.02-02-2012
20120023996TWIST TRAY ICE MAKER SYSTEM - Techniques for use in ice maker systems are disclosed. In one example, an ice tray apparatus includes an ice mold body formed substantially of a metal material, and a holder for holding the ice mold body, the holder including a rotation-stopping feature formed thereon. The ice tray assembly may be used in an ice maker system mounted in a storage compartment of a refrigerator appliance.02-02-2012
20120023995POWER TRANSMISSION ASSEMBLY AND ICE-MAKING ASSEMBLY USING THE SAME - An ice-making assembly for a refrigerator, which can effectively separate ice from a tray and a power transmission assembly for transmitting power to the tray are provided. The power transmission assembly includes a body unit defining an exterior of the ice-making assembly and a plurality of gear teeth protruding from an outer circumference of the body unit. Each of the gear teeth includes a first end portion protruding from the body unit by a predetermined distance and a second end portion further protruding from the body unit than the first end portion. According to the embodiments, even when the water is infiltrated into the power transmission assembly and frozen, the frozen ice can be removed in a direction by the above-described structures of the gears.02-02-2012
20080209936ICE MAKING DEVICE AND REFRIGERATOR HAVING THE SAME - An ice making device that is capable of more easily and conveniently separating ice from ice trays through a simple manipulation and a refrigerator having the same are disclosed. The ice making device includes a support frame for rotatably supporting at least one ice tray, at least one manipulation button mounted to the support frame such that the manipulation button can be moved forward and backward, and an interlocking unit for rotating the ice tray with respect to the support frame according to the movement of the manipulation button.09-04-2008
20080209937WATER SPILLAGE MANAGEMENT FOR IN THE DOOR ICE MAKER - A refrigerator freezer having an ice maker positioned on a refrigerator compartment or freezer compartment door. The ice maker is arranged to prevent or manage spills from the ice maker in the event the door on which the ice maker is mounted is opened or closed when unfrozen water is present in the ice maker. Spill management embodiments for a number of fixed and movable tray ice makers are disclosed.09-04-2008
20090165490Ice-making unit for flow-down type ice maker - Disclosed is an ice-making unit for a flow-down type ice maker which improves a deicing efficiency by coupling ice cubes in the widthwise direction by a slight thickness. A cooling pipe 07-02-2009
20100126201REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator may include an evaporator that generates cold air supplied to a refrigerating chamber and a freezing chamber, a first fan that supplies the cold air generated by the evaporator to a refrigerating chamber and a freezing chamber of the refrigerator, and a second fan that circulates the cold air within the refrigerating chamber.05-27-2010
20120291473ICE MAKER ASSEMBLY - In certain embodiments of the present disclosure, an ice maker assembly for a refrigerator freezer compartment having a wall with a capturing element is described. The ice maker assembly has a body that includes an ice mold for receiving water and freezing water to ice. The ice mold has a first side surface, a second side surface, and a bottom surface interposed between the first side surface and the second side surface. The ice maker assembly further includes a mounting feature, the mounting feature being present on the body and being configured to be seated on the corresponding refrigerator freezer compartment capturing element. The ice maker assembly also includes a fastening feature and a fastener being located either generally planar with the ice mold or below the ice mold, the fastening feature and fastener being configured to attach the body to the wall.11-22-2012
20120031136REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator is provided. Usability and efficiency of a storage space are improved in the refrigerator.02-09-2012
20110138841ICE DISPENSER FOR A REFRIGERATION DEVICE - An ice dispenser for a refrigerator is provided. The ice dispenser includes an ice storage container housing and an ice generator having a hollow mold which is filled with water. The ice storage container housing and the ice generator are combined into one modular unit.06-16-2011
20080282722Methods and Apparatus for Dispensing Beverages - The present invention provides an apparatus for dispensing a beverage, the beverage comprising a liquid-beverage portion and a frozen-beverage portion. The apparatus comprises means for dispensing into a receptacle the liquid beverage portion, means (11-20-2008
20090249818DISPENSER RELATED TECHNOLOGY - A refrigerator, in which a dispensing unit moves between a received position and a dispensing position and a dispensing button unit moves, in a plane perpendicular to a surface of a door, between a stored position and an extended position. The dispensing button unit is configured to, in the extended position, control dispensing of content through the dispenser outlet in response to application of force to the dispensing button unit. The refrigerator also includes a driving unit that moves the dispensing unit from the received position to the dispensing position in response to user input and moves, in the plane to perpendicular to the surface of the door and simultaneously with moving the dispensing unit, the dispensing button unit from the stored position to the extended position in response to the user input.10-08-2009
20090249816DISPENSER RELATED TECHNOLOGY - A refrigerator, in which a dispensing unit moves between a received position and a dispensing position, and a dispenser receiving structure defines a receiving space in which at least a portion of the dispenser unit is positioned when the dispensing unit is oriented in the received position. The refrigerator also includes a cover unit that is attached to the dispensing unit and moves with the dispensing unit. The cover unit covers a portion of an opening defined in a surface of a door by the dispenser receiving structure when the dispensing unit is oriented in the received position. The refrigerator further includes a shielding unit that covers a gap remaining between the dispenser receiving structure and the cover unit when the dispensing unit is oriented in the received position.10-08-2009
20090249817DISPENSER RELATED TECHNOLOGY - A refrigerator, in which a dispensing unit moves between a received position and a dispensing position and a driving unit is configured to move the dispensing unit from the received position to the dispensing position and is configured to move the dispensing unit from the dispensing position to the received position. The refrigerator also includes a state return unit that is configured to detect a force applied to a cover unit when the dispensing unit is oriented in the dispensing position and that is configured to, in response to detecting the force applied to the cover unit, cause the driving unit to move the dispensing unit from the dispensing position to the received position.10-08-2009
20090255291REFRIGERATOR DOOR - A refrigerator door is provided. The refrigerator door has an outer case forming a shape of the refrigerator door, an inner case provided within the outer case to configure a backside of the refrigerator door wherein a space between the inner case and the outer case is charged with a foaming liquid, all ice making unit provided to one side of the inner case to make ice, a fixing unit provided to the space charged with the foaming liquid between the inner case and the outer case and fixing the ice making unit to the refrigerator door, and a dispenser provided to one side of the outer case to discharge the ice supplied by the ice making unit.10-15-2009
20100147009REFRIGERATOR WITH ICE MAKING ROOM - A refrigerator with an ice making chamber is provided. The refrigerator may include a main body that defines a cooling chamber, and lateral wall passages formed at a lateral wall of the cooling chamber. A door that is rotatably coupled to the cooling chamber may be provided with an ice making chamber installed on an interior side thereof, and a connection duct part that connects the ice making chamber to the lateral wall passages. The connection duct part may include passage forming members that define a cold air passage therein, and insulation portion formed around the passage forming members, whereby components of the duct may be quickly and easily assembled at correct positions.06-17-2010
20100147008ICE MAKING AND WATER DELIVERY APPARATUS - An ice making apparatus for a refrigerator is disclosed. The apparatus includes an ice making compartment; an icemaker disposed in the ice making compartment and including an ice mold body, the ice mold body defining therein a plurality of ice cavities for containing water therein for freezing into ice cubes, and a channel for transport of a working medium, the channel having an outlet; and a temperature sensor disposed in the ice making compartment and adjacent the outlet.06-17-2010
20100147007HINGE ASSEMBLY FOR A REFRIGERATOR - A hinge assembly and a refrigerator using the assembly are disclosed. The assembly rotatably mounts an access door for a compartment of the refrigerator to part of refrigerator that defines the compartment. The hinge assembly has a body coupled to the part and a hinge manifold supported by the body and slidably received in the access door. The manifold has a first supply conduit for supplying a working medium to an icemaker disposed in the access door and a first return conduit for returning the working medium from the icemaker. The hinge assembly can be manufactured as a separate module to be assembled with the refrigerator or retrofit into an existing refrigerator.06-17-2010
20100154457HINGE ASSEMBLY AND REFRIGERATOR HAVING THE SAME - An insertion-type hinge assembly may include a first hinge member including a mount unit and a shaft that is separated from and coupled to the mount unit, and that is positioned in parallel to the mount unit. The hinge assembly also includes a second hinge member that receives the shaft therein so as to rotatably couple the first and second hinge members. The first and second hinge members may be installed in corresponding recesses of a door and a main body such that they are not exposed.06-24-2010
20120102997REFRIGERATOR INCLUDING ICE MAKER - A refrigerator including an ice maker is disclosed. The refrigerator includes an ice maker comprising: an ice making tray rotatably provided therein; a driving unit connected with the ice making tray, to rotate the ice making tray selectively; and a cooling member provided in the ice making tray, contactable with water supplied to the ice making tray.05-03-2012
20100257888ICE MAKING APPARATUS FOR REFRIGERATOR - Disclosed is an ice making apparatus for a refrigerator, the apparatus comprising a frame having an accommodating space therein, and at least an ice tray detachably installed in the frame and configured to provide a space for containing water to make ice, whereby the ice making apparatus can be easily cleaned up and ice can be easily handled.10-14-2010
20100236270DISPENSER FOR REFRIGERATOR - A dispenser for refrigerator is disclosed. The dispenser for refrigerator includes a pushing member formed in a planar shape and configured to be movable in back and forth direction; a switch configured to be operated by a pushing force applied to be parallel with the pushing member; and a motion conversion unit cooperating with the motion of the pushing member so as for the switch to be pushed. The motion conversion unit includes an oblique member configured to be protruded with being oblique from one side of a rear surface of the pushing member; and a transfer member coming in contact with the oblique member and the switch and having one side fixed to be rotatable in parallel with the pushing member. According to the dispenser for refrigerator, since the motion conversion unit is provided so as to operate the switch resulting from that the transfer member is rotated in parallel with the rear surface of the dispenser housing, it is capable of decreasing an installation space for the dispenser. And, since it is capable of converting a direction of a force using simple configurations such as the transfer member, the oblique member, there may exist a small number of portions where undesired operations may occur, thereby enhancing reliability of operations of the dispenser.09-23-2010
20090249815DISPENSER RELATED TECHNOLOGY - A refrigerator, in which a dispensing unit moves between a received position and a dispensing position and a dispensing button unit moves between a stored position and an extended position. The dispensing button unit, in the extended position, controls dispensing of content through a dispenser outlet in response to application of force to the dispensing button unit. The refrigerator includes a dispense amount checking unit that is provided on the dispensing unit, that is at least partially translucent, and that is configured to enable a user's ability to visibly perceive content as it is being dispensed from a dispenser outlet when the dispensing unit is oriented in the dispensing position and the dispensing unit would otherwise at least partially block the user's view of content being dispensed through the dispenser outlet.10-08-2009
20100122546ICE DISPENSING TECHNOLOGY - An ice-making device that includes a duct through which ice is dispensed and a duct-covering part for opening and closing the duct. An ice conveying part conveys the ice dispensed through the duct. A driving speed of the ice conveying part increases for a previously set initial driving time when the dispensing of the ice starts, and the ice conveying part is driven at a previously set target speed when the initial driving time elapses.05-20-2010
20100218540REFRIGERATION SYSTEM FOR REFRIGERATION APPLIANCE - Provided is a refrigeration appliance including a fresh food compartment for storing food items in a refrigerated environment having a target temperature above zero degrees Centigrade. A freezer compartment is disposed at an elevation vertically below the fresh food compartment for storing food items in a sub-freezing environment having a target temperature below zero degrees Centigrade. The refrigeration appliance also includes one or more of a hand-removable insulated cover, a cool air duct for introducing cooled air adjacent an ice bin, and a rearward-sloped catch pan positioned to catch dripping water in said ice maker and direct the dripping water into a drain.09-02-2010
20100000249REFRIGERATOR - The present invention is characterized in that an ice maker is installed at a refrigerating chamber, an ice bank is installed at a door for a refrigerating chamber, and a cooling air duct extended along a wall surface of the refrigerating chamber and a shelf is positioned on an upper side of the ice bank so that a phenomenon that ice stored in the inside of an ice bank sticks to each other due to the melting of ice can be prevented.01-07-2010
20100218541REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator includes a body defining a storage space; a door selectively shielding the storage space; a container connecting part disposed in the storage space or the door; a water supply container separably coupled to the container connecting part, the water supply container including an opening for injecting water; an ice making device for making ice using the water supplied from the water supply container; a water supply passage fluidly connecting the water supply container to the ice making device, the water supply passage extending in an inside direction of the water supply container; and a pump connected to the water supply passage to supply the water within the water supply container into the ice making device. According to the refrigerator, installation cost is reduced, and quality and reliability are improved.09-02-2010
20120192584Ice Machine For Dispensing Flavored Ice Cubes - The instant invention describes a device for producing and dispensing flavored ice cubes into a beverage which comprises an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion comprises the internal parts of the ice machine for dispensing flavored ice cubes that produces the flavored ice, including a beverage holding tank to hold one or more beverages. Coupled to the beverage holding tank is a fill channel for transporting the beverage from a first location to the tank, and for re-circulating melted flavored ice cubes formed therein. A first supply hose fluidly connects the beverage holding tank to a pump, which when activated, transports the beverage from the beverage holding device to a pressurized supply line. After receiving the beverage, the ice maker device produces ice cubes in the flavor of the beverage and stores them in a flavored ice cube storage container.08-02-2012
20100293983REFRIGERATOR - Provided is a refrigerator configured to expand the inner space thereof by improving the structure of a refrigerator door to achieve the slimness of the refrigerator door provided with an ice-making device, and the refrigerator is further provided with a basket or a special freezing chamber adapted for storing foods. The refrigerator includes a main body including a storage chamber, a door rotatably coupled to the main body, an ice-making device provided to the door and configured to make ice, and a special freezing chamber provided to the door and including a communication hole to introduce cool air of the ice-making device. The slimed refrigerator door of the refrigerator is configured to receive a food basket, and the space for foods in the refrigerator is increased.11-25-2010
20100313594REFRIGERATOR INCLUDING ICE MAKING DEVICE - A refrigerator, which includes an ice making compartment, an ice making device arranged in the ice making compartment, and an ice making tray provided at the ice making device and configured to receive and retain water to be frozen to make ice. The refrigerator also includes a cold air inlet provided at the ice making compartment and configured to allow cold air to be introduced into the cold air compartment, and a cold air guide configured to guide cold air from the cold air inlet toward the ice making tray.12-16-2010
20100236271Ice Management Apparatus - An ice making and delivery apparatus for making and delivering ice to different ones of a plurality of receptacle units is provided, in which ice delivered via a conduit to a diverter valve mechanism, is diverted from alignment with one ice discharge line to another, depending upon sensors in ice receptacles recognizing a level of build-up of ice in any given receptacle, for computer control of a gearmotor for moving the diverter valve from one position to another. Various controls are provided for preventing ice build-up, and for operating the diverter valve during a “dwell” period of ice movement in the conduit, as distinguished from a “push” period of ice movement in the conduit to the diverter valve. A force multiplication technique is employed for moving the diverter valve notwithstanding the presence of ice therein.09-23-2010
20110113810ICE MAKER FOR A REFRIGERATOR - An automatic ice maker for a refrigerator includes an ice mold body, an ice stripper and an ice rake. The ice mold body has front, back, and end sides, a top peripheral rim and a plurality of ice chambers. Each ice chamber has a top opening having a frontal portion adjacent the front side and a back portion adjacent the back side. The ice stripper is sealingly disposed on the top peripheral rim, has a unitary one-piece construction and forms extensions of the front, back and end sides. The ice stripper extends over the frontal portion of the top openings and extends over the back portion of the top openings to prevent spillage. The ice rake is disposed between the front and back sides and includes a rotatable shaft, and rake fingers extending outward from the shaft for moving ice cubes out of the respective ice chambers and onto the ice stripper.05-19-2011
20110113811REFRIGERATOR WITH ICEMAKER - Refrigerator with an icemaker including a cabinet having a mullion wall for compartmentalization of a freezing chamber and a refrigerating chamber, a case provided to a door on the refrigerating chamber, having a cavity therein, a first duct for supplying cold air from a neighborhood of an evaporator in the freezing chamber to the cavity, the icemaker in the cavity for producing ice, an ice container in the cavity for storing the ice, and a dispenser in the door in communication with the cavity, thereby having ice supplied to a user at an outside of the refrigerator through a dispenser provided to the door.05-19-2011
20090320513Automatic ice making machine - An automatic ice making machine with enhanced heat discharge efficiency, is provided. An ice making machine body 12-31-2009
20120125035CONSUMER APPLIANCE DRAWER WITH IMPROVED ANTI-RACKING SYSTEM - 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.05-24-2012
20100071400REFRIGERATOR WITH AN ICE MAKER - A refrigerator includes an interior and an ice maker that is arranged in the interior and has a removable ice tray. A central module of the ice maker is firmly mounted on an inner wall of the refrigerator and the ice tray is detachably connected to the central module. A fresh water tank is detachably coupled to the central module such that fresh water can be transferred from the fresh water tank to the central module.03-25-2010
20100064716REFRIGERATOR WITH ICE MAKER - Disclosed is a refrigerator having an ice maker including a main body having cooling chambers therein; doors by which the cooling chambers are opened or closed; and an ice maker comprising a frame disposed in the door, a tray rotatably coupled to the frame, and an overflow preventing unit formed at at least either one of the frame and the tray. Accordingly, it is capable of preventing water in the tray from being discharged out, preventing the moving portion from being restricted, which is caused by freezing of the discharged water, and facilitatingly taking out the made ice.03-18-2010
20130186127ICE FLOATER FOR FACILITATING ICE-FREEZING ON WATER SURFACE - Disclosed is an ice floater for facilitating ice freezing on the water surface. More specifically, disclosed is an ice floater for facilitating ice freezing on the water surface made of a naturally degradable resin that prevents mixing and convection of seawater cooled on the surface with not-cooled water, when floating on the water surface and thereby facilitates formation of ice on the seawater surface. Once ice sheets are formed, fallen snow particles and water particles broken by waves are accumulated as ice on the water surface and thus naturally continue to growth.07-25-2013
20110146323REFRIGERATOR - Provided is a refrigerator that includes a cabinet and a refrigerator door. The cabinet defining a storage compartment. The refrigerator door opens and closes the storage compartment. The refrigerator door includes a door liner defining an ice compartment, an ice compartment door opening and closing the ice compartment, and a handle provided to the ice compartment door. The ice compartment door includes a dike protruding from the ice compartment door. The handle and the dike are disposed on an identical line.06-23-2011
20100251744REFRIGERATOR HAVING ICE MAKING ROOM - A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator includes a refrigerator main body including a cooling chamber, a door for opening or closing the cooling chamber, an ice making chamber located at the door, a sub-chamber located at the door and spaced from the ice making chamber, the sub-chamber being configured to receive cool air from the cooling chamber, and a cold energy transfer unit configured to transfer energy of cool air of the sub-chamber to the ice making chamber.10-07-2010
20110162405Ice making unit and refrigerator having the same - An ice making unit and a refrigerator having the same are discussed. The refrigerator includes an ice making unit arranged in the ice making compartment, to produce ice, and a refrigeration cycle comprising a refrigerant pipe to supply cooling energy to the ice making compartment. Air present in the ice making compartment is cooled while undergoing direct heat exchange with at least one of the ice making unit and the refrigerant pipe.07-07-2011
20110162404Refrigerator having ice making compartment - A refrigerator includes an ice making unit. The refrigerator also includes a refrigeration cycle including a refrigerant pipe to supply cooling energy to an ice making compartment, and a fixing member to fix a first portion of the refrigerant pipe, at least a second portion of the refrigerant pipe supported by and inserted into the ice making compartment.07-07-2011
20110100047REFRIGERATOR WITH ICE MAKING ROOM - Disclosed herein is a refrigerator having an ice-making chamber, and the refrigerator may include a refrigerator body and an ice-making chamber, and the ice-making chamber may include an ice-making chamber body one side of which is opened, a connecting duct provided in a first sidewall of the ice-making chamber to be connected to the refrigerator body, an ice-making chamber door provided at a second sidewall of the ice-making chamber to open and close the ice-making chamber, and a protrusion portion formed to be protruded at the first sidewall. Accordingly, the thickness of the ice-making chamber door can be secured without changing a cool air channel of the ice-making chamber, thereby increasing a cooling chamber.05-05-2011
20100180622Machine for Producing Ice - The machine for the production of ice, comprises a tubular pipe to form the ice, covered by a refrigerator group evaporator, and having an auger inside to move the ice towards the delivery outlet, associated with a ring nut having a plurality of drawing holes arranged angularly spaced along a circumference, the delivery outlet of the tubular pipe is associated with the terminal inlet of the conveyor of ice, having a substantially upward axial extension and a terminal outlet part positioned at a level substantially higher than the top of the machine.07-22-2010
20110016905ICE-MAKING ASSEMBLY FOR REFRIGERATOR - An ice-making assembly for a refrigerator is provided. The ice-making assembly includes a tray for making ice, a handling member for rotating the tray, a first rotation member rotatable with the handling member, a second rotation member rotating the tray, and a transmission member for transmitting rotation of the first rotation member to the second rotation member. An end of the transmission member is fixed to first rotation member, and the other end of the transmission member is fixed to the second rotation member. A force is transmitted from the handling member (a lever) to the tray through the transmission member, which has a strip shape and is coupled to or wound around the rotation member. Therefore, freezing between the transmission member and the rotation member can be minimized, and the lever can be smoothly handled. Thus, a force applied to the lever can be smoothly transmitted to the tray.01-27-2011
20110185759WATER FUNNEL AND ICE MAKER FOR REFRIGERATOR HAVING THE SAME - A water funnel and an ice maker for a refrigerator, the water funnel including a water collecting portion having a discharge hole through which water is collected and discharged; and a drain tube having a path therein, the path downwardly extending to be communicated with the discharge hole and having a uniform cross section or a cross section increasing toward a lower side thereof, whereby a blockage of the path is prevented and thusly water is smoothly supplied to the tray.08-04-2011
20100024463REFRIGERATOR - By means of a storage box structure according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the process installing the storage box into the storage space is easily accomplished and productivity of the product is obtained, and the inside of the storage box is partitioned, and therefore there is an advantage in that the usage of the storage space is increased.02-04-2010
20120304683ICE MAKING TRAY AND REFRIGERATOR COMPRISING THE SAME - There is disclosed an ice making tray that is able to perform ice-making and ice-ejecting conveniently, especially, that has no concern of ice-making water sparkling when ice-making water is introduced and of ice escaping when ice is ejected, and a refrigerant including the same. The ice making tray includes a case to define an exterior appearance thereof, an ice making part provided in a lower portion of the case, the ice making part comprising ice making spaces partitioned by a plurality of partition walls to accommodate ice-making water, an ice accommodating part provided in an upper portion of the case to accommodate ice ejected to a top of the ice making part, and an opening formed in a predetermined side of the case to introduce the ice-making water into the case or to discharge the ejected ice, and the refrigerator includes the ice making tray.12-06-2012
20110107784APPARATUS FOR BLAST FREEZING PALLETIZED PRODUCT - Apparatus for blast freezing palletized products is disclosed in which tall racks have openings on at least one side that connect to a plenum chamber, against which stacked pallets can be placed one above another as well as beside one another adjacent the plenum openings, but with the rack providing only one pallet depth to optimize circulation of regular warehouse freezing air through the pallets at a rapid rate for rapid blast freezing.05-12-2011
20100251743REFRIGERATOR RELATED TECHNOLOGY - A refrigerator is disclosed in which cool air ducts guide cool air from a freezing chamber to an ice making chamber provided at a refrigerating chamber door. The cool air ducts are provided at a barrier sectioning the freezing chamber and the refrigerating chamber and at the refrigerating chamber door.10-07-2010
20120055188ICE CUBE TRAY AND LIFTER - A combination ice cube tray and ice cube lifter includes a tray having a plurality of openings and a lifting device. The tray has one or more recesses, each of which has a bottom wall and side walls that extend upwardly from and contiguously around the bottom wall for forming one or more ice cubes therein. The lifting device has a base portion and a top member. The base portion includes one or more cradles configured to seat within the one or more recesses of the tray to seat against the bottom wall of each of the one or more recesses of the tray. Each of the one or more cradles is coupled to an upstanding member. The top member couples to the upstanding members. A method for lifting ice cubes from a tray is also disclosed.03-08-2012
20120011877REFRIGERATOR - Provided is a refrigerator. In the refrigerator, a water supply unit connected to a water supply passage to temporarily store the supplied water, thereby stably supplying water is disposed above an ice making apparatus.01-19-2012
20120060540Refrigerator - A refrigerator in which a water tank and a filter, which have conventionally been located in a storage compartment, are installed to a rear surface of a door and are arranged in parallel to a dispenser, which expands a storage space of the storage compartment and shortens a water supply path between the water tank and the dispenser.03-15-2012
20120216560REFRIGERATOR - Embodiments relates to a refrigerator that makes it possible to improve water supply performance by disposing an air exhaust unit in a water supply channel connected to the output side of a pump supplying water from a water tank to an ice maker or a dispenser, and effectively return water remaining when the use of dispenser is finished, by using an opening/closing member in the water supply channel, and a water tank for a refrigerator.08-30-2012
20100050680ICE PRODUCING APPARATUS - An ice producing apparatus for a refrigerator is disclosed. The apparatus includes a door configured to permit and prohibit access to an interior volume of a storage compartment of the refrigerator, the door defining therein a door interior volume; a fan disposed in the door interior volume; and a mold disposed in the door interior volume and configured to receive water and to retain the water during freezing of the water into ice.03-04-2010
20100011796REFRIGERATOR - With an embodiment of the present invention, the inside of the ice-making chamber provided in the cooling chamber door is provided with the dewing prevention member to suppress a dewing phenomenon generated in the outer surface of the ice-making chamber by colliding the cold air discharged to the inside of the ice-making chamber with the inner wall of the ice-making chamber and the cold air guide is provided in the cold air passing hole of the ice-making chamber to prevent the infiltration of foreign materials in the inside of the ice-making chamber as well as to smoothly perform the circulation of cold air in the inside of the ice-making01-21-2010
20120312049INTELLIGENT MONITORING AND CONTROL SYSTEM FOR DISPENSED CHILLED FOOD PRODUCT DEVICES - A dispenser system chills viscous edible compositions. The dispensing system may have: a storage system for viscous edible compositions; a composition moving system; a composition chilling system; a cooling system; an electromechanical system control component; an electrical system providing power to the dispensing system components; an electrical communication among the electrical system and dispensing system components; a sensor for detecting at least one performance attribute on the moving system, the chilling system, the cooling system and the control system; the sensor providing signals to electronic hardware; the electronic hardware registering sensor signals with a time stamp; and the electronic hardware configured to perform data analysis on the time-stamped signals to direct and record specified undesirable performance in the dispensing system.12-13-2012
20120227433REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator includes a cabinet defining a refrigerating chamber and a freezing chamber, an ice making device and an ice making water supply device. A variable temperature drawer is disposed in lower part of the refrigerating chamber. The ice making water supply device includes a water tank disposed above the variable temperature drawer, a water pump connected with the water tank, and a water pipe connected with the water tank and the ice making device for introducing the water in the water tank into the ice making device. With the refrigerator according to embodiments, the water quality is ensured and the preservation effect is improved. Because the temperature of the variable temperature drawer is generally in the range of −3° C. to 8° C., the water in the water tank is not easy to be frozen, and can be supplied to the ice making device continuously.09-13-2012
20120297814REFRIGERATOR AND WATER TANK ASSEMBLY FOR REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator and a water tank assembly for supplying water to an ice maker and a dispenser installed in a door of the refrigerator are provided. The water tank assembly may have a substantially cylindrical shape, and may include a water intake port, a water discharge port, and a switching valve all provided at one surface thereof to improve water storage space and facilitate connection of water lines.11-29-2012
20100229588REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator has a freezing chamber at the bottom, and a refrigerating chamber over the freezing chamber. The refrigerator includes an ice making unit and an ice dispenser mounted in a refrigerating chamber door that allows ice to be dispensed without opening the door. A sub-PCB is mounted in the refrigerating chamber door for controlling operations of the ice making unit and the dispenser. A cold air supply duct supplies cold air from a cold air supply unit to the ice making unit.09-16-2010
20120279246ICE MAKING DEVICE WITH TANK - An ice making device with a manually removable water tank is provided. When mounted, this tank has a system for opening a valve that allows dispensing water into an ice making tray of the ice making device. The ice making tray is rotatable so that the ice cubes formed in the tray can be removed. The ice making tray may be rotated by a pair of gears, one of them holds the ice making tray in position and transmits a rotation force to the tray; this gear has a preload spring which generates an appropriate return force. The other gear is part of the lever, giving torsion to the tray and may be operated by a user. When rotating the tray, the ice cubes may fall directly into an ice bucket which can be removed from the system to externally serve ice.11-08-2012
20120090346DIRECT-COOLED ICE-MAKING ASSEMBLY AND REFRIGERATION APPLIANCE INCORPORATING SAME - A direct-cooled ice making assembly for a refrigeration appliance is disclosed. A refrigeration system includes a refrigerant circuit having an ice maker cooling portion for cooling an ice maker mold body. A cooling plate houses the ice maker cooling portion which creates ice within compartments of the mold body by cooling the mold body via the cooling plate. The ice maker is configured to be removably attached to the cooling plate so as to be replaceable without removing the ice maker cooling portion of the refrigerant circuit within the cooling plate or the cooling plate. Related refrigeration appliances are also disclosed.04-19-2012
20120137719Direct expansion evaporator - A direct expansion evaporator includes an inner guiding duct defining a feeding channel for guiding raw material, and an outer guiding duct enclosing the inner guiding duct therewithin to form a heat exchange channel between the outer and inner guiding ducts for guiding refrigerant flowing along the heat exchange channel to heat-exchange with the raw material along the feeding channel, wherein a helix indention is formed at the outer guiding duct to form the heat exchange channel partitioned by a helix partition, wherein a peak of the helix partition is biased against an outer surrounding wall of the inner guiding duct to conceal the heat exchange channel along the inner guiding duct in a weld-less manner.06-07-2012
20130167574REFRIGERATOR - A structure of an ice making tray of a refrigerator configured to discharge the excess water to generate ice having a suitable size and to crush the link of the ice generated at an ice making tray to prevent the ice from being stuck when the ice is separated from the ice making tray, the ice making tray including a bottom, a sidewall extended toward an upper side thereof from the bottom in order to form an ice making space, an opening formed at the sidewall to discharge the water supplied in excess, a partial wall unit to divide the ice making space, and a cutting rib formed at an upper side of the partition wall.07-04-2013
20130167573POSITIVE AIR PRESSURE ICE MAKING AND DISPENSING SYSTEM - An aseptic ice making system includes an ice making system to receive water from a water supply. The ice making system includes an ice producing subsystem to produce ice and a positive air pressure subsystem to maintain a positive air pressure environment within the ice making system.07-04-2013
20130199233ICE COMPARTMENT ASSEMBLY FOR REFRIGERATOR - An insulated icemaking compartment is provided in the fresh food compartment of a bottom mount refrigerator. The icemaking compartment may be integrally formed with the liner of the fresh food compartment, or alternatively, may be modular for installation anywhere in the fresh food compartment. A removable bin assembly with a front cover normally seals the icemaking compartment to maintain the temperature in the compartment. A cold air duct formed in the rear wall of the refrigerator supplies cold air from the freezer compartment to the icemaking compartment. A return air duct directs a portion of the air from the icemaking compartment back to the freezer compartment. An air vent in the icemaking compartment directs another portion of air into the fresh food compartment. A control system provides for controlling refrigerator functions in a manner that promotes energy efficiency.08-08-2013
20080223068REFRIGERATOR - According to one aspect, there is provided a refrigerator including a refrigerating chamber formed at a relatively upper portion of a refrigerator body and a freezing chamber formed at a relatively lower portion of the refrigerator body, which comprises an ice-making chamber which is partitioned in the refrigerating chamber by insulating walls and includes an icemaker for making ice and an ice storage for storing the ice made in the icemaker. The temperature in the refrigerating chamber can be accurately controlled, the loss of cold air can be minimized and the structures for supplying water into the icemaker and the dispenser can be simplified.09-18-2008
20130174598REFRIGERATOR - Provided is a refrigerator. The refrigerator includes a cabinet defining a storage space, a heat exchange chamber defined in a side of the cabinet to receive an evaporator, an ice making compartment defined in at least one region of the storage space to define an insulation space for making ices; and a cool air duct connecting the heat exchange chamber to the ice making compartment to provide a passage for guiding a flow of cool air. The cool air duct includes a cover part defining inner and outer appearance of the cool air duct and an insulation part formed of an insulation material, the insulation part being disposed inside the cover part.07-11-2013
20130098097REFRIGERATOR WITH ICEMAKER COMPARTMENT HAVING AN IMPROVED AIR FLOW - A refrigerator with an ice making device. The refrigerator includes a body defined with a refrigerating compartment, a freezing compartment, and an ice making compartment, the ice making compartment arranged in the refrigerating compartment while being thermally insulated from the refrigerating compartment, a first evaporator arranged in the refrigerating compartment, a second evaporator arranged in the freezing compartment, a refrigerating duct for circulating cold air from the first evaporator to the refrigerating compartment, a freezing duct for circulating cold air from the second evaporator to the freezing compartment, and an ice making flow passage for communicating the second evaporator and the ice making compartment. The second evaporator, ice making compartment, and ice making flow passage form a closed circuit such that the cold air in the ice making compartment does not enter the refrigerating compartment.04-25-2013
20130133355REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator having a water storage vessel detachably mounted thereto, in which a supply passage configured to connect the water storage vessel, the ice making apparatus and the dispenser to supply the water in the water storage vessel to the ice making apparatus and the dispenser sage, a first check valve and a second check valve installed at a front position and a rear position of the one point of a first sub passage, to prevent water flowing backward to the water storage vessel, a third check valve and a fourth check valve installed at a front position and a rear position of the one point of a second sub passage, to prevent water flowing backward to the water storage vessel, and a pump installed at the third sub passage and configured to rotate the clockwise direction and the counter clockwise direction.05-30-2013
20080209938REFRIGERATOR WITH ICEMAKER - Refrigerator with an icemaker including a cabinet having a mullion wall for compartmentalization of a freezing chamber and a refrigerating chamber, a case provided to a door on the refrigerating chamber, having a cavity therein, a first duct for supplying cold air from a neighborhood of an evaporator in the freezing chamber to the cavity, the icemaker in the cavity for producing ice, an ice container in the cavity for storing the ice, and a dispenser in the door in communication with the cavity, thereby having ice supplied to a user at an outside of the refrigerator through a dispenser provided to the door.09-04-2008
20080202142System and Method for Detecting Ice - A system for detecting ice of a particular thickness includes a structure from which ice forms, and an ice detection assembly movably secured to the structure. The ice detection assembly includes a transducer operatively connected to a sensing medium. The transducer generates a trapped acoustic wave in the sensing medium, wherein ice of a particular thickness is detected when the ice that forms from the structure contacts the sensing medium and dampens the trapped acoustic wave within the sensing medium.08-28-2008
20110239686Ice Making Apparatus and Refrigerator Comprising the Same - An ice maker comprises a box body (10-06-2011
20120017626REFRIGERATOR HAVING ICE MAKING DEVICE - A refrigerator having an ice making device, comprises: a case having an opening at one side thereof; a tray accommodation portion having opened upper and lower surfaces, and configured to be inserted into or withdrawn from the case through the opening; an ice tray accommodated in the tray accommodation portion, and containing water to be frozen to ice cubes; and an accommodation portion coupling unit for coupling the tray accommodation portion to the case. Water is poured onto the ice tray in a state that the ice tray has been accommodated in the tray accommodation portion, and then the ice tray is carried to be mounted to the case. This may solve the conventional problem that each ice tray has to be carried. Furthermore, since an external force such as hand trembling is transmitted to the ice tray via the tray accommodation portion, overflow of water is minimized.01-26-2012
20130192292REFRIGERATOR - Provided is a refrigerator. The refrigerator includes a cabinet defining a refrigerating compartment and a freezing compartment, a freezing compartment door opening or closing the freezing compartment, and an ice making device disposed on a rear surface of the freezing compartment door. The ice making device includes a case disposed on the freezing compartment door, an ice tray rotatably disposed inside the case, the ice tray making an ice therein, a knob exposed to the outside of the case, the knob being connected to a rotation shaft of the ice tray and rotated by being manipulated from the outside, and an elastic member disposed on the rotation shaft of the ice tray, the elastic member providing an elastic force into the ice tray so that the ice tray is rotated to an original position. Thus, a structure for rotating the ice tray may be simplified.08-01-2013
20120085120AIRWAY SEAL APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND REFRIGERATOR APPARATUS USING THE SEAL - A refrigerator includes a body portion having an air supply and an air return, a door hinged to the body portion, and an icemaking unit located on the door and having an air inlet and an air outlet. The air inlet and air outlet are adjacent the air supply and air return, respectively, when the door is closed, to receive and return chilled air therefrom and thereto. At least a first sealing member is located at the air supply, the air return, the air inlet, and/or the air outlet. The at least first sealing member includes a first membrane with a slit formed therein, and a first projecting member. The slit and the first projecting member are configured and dimensioned such that the slit is closed when the door is in an open position and that the slit is opened when the door is in a closed position.04-12-2012

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