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062 - Refrigeration

062340000 - MEANS PRODUCING SHAPED OR MODIFIED CONGEALED PRODUCT

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20090193833Ice harvesting storage vessel - An ice harvesting storage vessel (08-06-2009
20090193832Refrigerator - The present invention provides a refrigerator, in which cold-storage (08-06-2009
20100043478ICE BANK AND REFRIGERATOR - An ice storage capacity can adjusted according to a needed amount of ice, and a user can obtain a required amount of the ice to increase the user's convenience. For this, an ice bank is provided. The ice bank includes an external case and an internal case. The internal case is disposed inside the external case and includes an interior space in communication with an interior space of the external case. One of the external case and the internal case overlappingly moves toward the other case to vary an ice storage capacity.02-25-2010
20100043477REFRIGERATION DEVICE COMPRISING AN ICE RESERVOIR - A refrigeration device is provided that includes a housing enclosing an interior and an ice reservoir, arranged in the interior, having an output opening and accommodating a stirrer. The ice reservoir can be pivoted between two positions that are different with respect to the height of the output opening.02-25-2010
20090077994REFRIGERATOR HAVING ICE BANK - Disclosed is a refrigerator having an ice bank. The refrigerator having an ice bank comprises: a rotation shaft to which a transfer unit for transferring ice pieces in the ice bank is connected, and having a coupling groove on an outer circumferential surface of the end thereof; a joint penetrated by the rotation shaft; a driving shaft connected to the joint, and transmitting a driving force of a motor to the joint; and a coupling ring coupled to the coupling groove of the rotation shaft penetrating the joint. Since the coupling ring is locked by the joint, the rotation shaft is prevented from being arbitrarily separated from the joint. The rotation shaft can be rotated in forward and backward directions. Furthermore, since the rotation shaft has a length shorter than a rotation shaft having screw threads and nuts, the motor can have a compact configuration.03-26-2009
20100005824REFRIGERATOR - An air conditioner according to embodiments of the present disclosure has a container for storing ice surrounded by a cold accumulating member, so that when the container is provided in the refrigeration compartment, ice stored inside the container will not melt and stick together.01-14-2010
20100269533ICE BANK FOR REFRIGERATOR - An ice bank for a refrigerator, comprises: an ice bank body having an ice-crushing unit and a discharging passage; and a mode conversion apparatus disposed in the ice bank body for guiding ice cubes to the ice-crushing unit, or guiding the ice cubes to the discharging passage for discharge in a non-crushed state, wherein the mode conversion apparatus comprises: a guide member rotatably disposed in the ice bank body for guiding ice cubes to the ice-crushing unit, or to the discharging passage for discharge in a non-crushed state; an elastic member for elastically supporting the guide member; and a driving unit for generating a driving force so as to rotate the guide member. Accordingly, ice cubes can be dispensed in a non-crushed state or in a crushed state, and limitations in installation places of the ice bank can be reduced.10-28-2010
20100269532ICE-MAKING ASSEMBLY OF REFRIGERATOR - Provided is an ice-making assembly of a refrigerator. A tray is removable from a frame to improve cleaning of the tray.10-28-2010
20130118201ICE-MAKING DEVICE FOR REFRIGERATOR - 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.05-16-2013
20090064703ICE-MAKING DEVICE FOR REFRIGERATOR - The present invention relates to an ice-making device for a refrigerator. An ice-making device for a refrigerator according to the present invention comprises an ice maker 03-12-2009
20130061626Refrigerator - A refrigerator includes a cabinet including a refrigerating compartment and a freezing compartment, a refrigerating compartment door opening or closing the refrigerating compartment, a dispenser disposed in the refrigerating compartment door to dispense water or ice pieces, and an ice bank disposed in the refrigerating compartment door to define an insulation space for storing the ice pieces dispensed by the dispenser. The refrigerator also includes an ice maker disposed in the freezing compartment to make the ice pieces, a transfer device disposed in the freezing compartment to transfer the ice pieces supplied from the ice maker into the ice bank, and an ice chute connecting the transfer device to the ice bank.03-14-2013
20120111049REFRIGERATOR - Provided is a refrigerator. The refrigerator includes a main body having a storage space; a door that is connected to the main body to selectively shield the storage space; a water supply container disposed in the storage space in a state where the door shields the storage space; an ice-maker disposed in a predetermined position of the storage space above the water supply container in a state where the door shields the storage space; a dispenser that is provided to a predetermined position of the door above the water supply container, to receive water or ice; a water supply passage extending from the water supply container to the ice-maker and the dispenser; a pump that is provided on the water supply passage to forcedly direct the water stored in the water supplying container to the ice-maker or the dispenser; and a valve that is provided on a predetermined position of the water supply passage near an outlet side of the pump to selectively supply the water to the ice-maker or the dispenser, wherein the pump is located at a height lower than the water supply container, and the valve is located at a height identical to or higher than the pump.05-10-2012
20120111048REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator includes: a cabinet formed with a plurality of storage spaces divided; a first ice maker provided in any one of the plurality of storage spaces; a dispenser provided to a door, through which ice made in the first ice maker is discharged; a second ice maker provided in the storage space different from the storage space where the first ice maker is provided; and a water feeding passage branched such that it is possible to selectively supply water to the first ice maker and the second ice maker from a water supply source.05-10-2012
20120111047REFRIGERATOR WITH INTERMEDIATE TEMPERATURE ICEMAKING COMPARTMENT - An icemaking compartment is provided in the refrigerator compartment of a bottom mount refrigerator. An icemaker is within the icemaking compartment. A cold air duct supplies cold air from the freezer compartment to the icemaker. The cold air duct is formed in the rear wall of the refrigerator. A fan controls the flow of air through the cold air duct. A return air duct is provided to direct a portion of the air from the icemaker back to the freezer compartment. An air vent in the icemaker directs another portion of air into the refrigerator compartment.05-10-2012
20090000330Ice Making Device for Refrigerator - The present invention provides an ice making device for a refrigerator, which is installed in a storage space of the refrigerator to make ice by cold air circulating through the storage space. The ice making device comprises a water tank which is installed within an ice making space provided in a receiving box installed to be introduced into and taken out from the storage space, and has a water-storing space for storing water to be used in making ice and at least one water-supplying hole for use in supplying the water stored in the water-storing space; and at least one ice tray installed in the ice making space and provided with at least one ice making recess for use in making ice by receiving the water stored in the water-storing space. The water stored in the water tank is supplied to the ice tray when the water tank is mounted in the storage space.01-01-2009
20080295537Ice making apparatus and refrigerator having the same - An ice making apparatus which includes an ice making tray to produce ice and an ejector rotatably disposed at the ice making tray, comprising a plurality of ice making cells formed in the ice making tray, wherein each of the ice making cells includes a freezing portion in which ice is produced and a buffering portion which is formed as a specified space at one side of the freezing portion to prevent water of the freezing portion from flowing out of the ice making tray. Accordingly, even in a refrigerator having the ice making apparatus installed on a rear surface of the door, the ice making apparatus can permanently provide an effect of preventing water inside the ice making cells from flowing out of the ice making tray due to an opening/closing operation of the door.12-04-2008
20100192613REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator is provided. A water supply passage unit of the refrigerator is installed going around a freezing compartment but via an outer side of the main body. Therefore, the water supply passage unit is not frozen.08-05-2010
20120279247FRESH FOOD COMPARTMENT ICE BOX DOOR - A refrigerator has a compartment defined by a liner. A door is configured to provide access into the compartment. A sub-compartment is mounted in the door. The sub-compartment has an access door that opens to provide access into the sub-compartment. The access door includes an inner door panel, an outer door panel, and a vacuum insulation panel disposed between the inner and outer door panels.11-08-2012
20110259035REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator comprises a shell body (10-27-2011
20110259034Refrigerator with Ice Maker - A refrigerator with an ice maker (10-27-2011
20110126576ICE STORAGE DEVICE AND REFRIGERATOR INCLUDING THE SAME AND AN WATER PURIFIER INCLUDING THE SAME - An ice storage device and a refrigerator and purifier including the ice storage device are disclosed. The ice storage device includes an ice storage box, a plurality of ice outlets provided in the ice storage box and an ice transfer member provided in the ice storage box, to transfer ice to the plurality of the ice outlets selectively. An object of the present invention is to provide an ice storage device capable of discharging ice along various directions, and a refrigerator and purifier including the ice storage device.06-02-2011
20110067430REFRIGERATOR ICE COMPARTMENT LATCH AND COVER - 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 with a damper 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, including movement of the damper between open and closed positions. An improved latch and seal are provided for the ice bin assembly to allow removal of the bin assembly and to ensure a positive seal between the bin assembly and the front cover of the ice compartment.03-24-2011
20120000238REFRIGERATOR WITH SELECTIVE AIRFLOW PASSAGE BETWEEN THE ICEMAKER AND THE ICE MAKING EVAPORATOR - Disclosed is a refrigerator having an ice making apparatus installed at a cooling chamber door that opens/closes a cooling chamber. The refrigerator includes a body having a cooling chamber therein, a cooling chamber door to open/close the cooling chamber, and an ice making apparatus installed in the cooling chamber door to make ice. An ice making evaporator is provided in the ice making apparatus to independently supply the ice making apparatus with cooling air and an ice making evaporator chamber, in which an ice making evaporator is installed, is provided adjacent to the cooling chamber door while being partitioned from the cooling chamber.01-05-2012
20110283732REFRIGERATOR - The present invention relates to a refrigerator, and more particularly, to a structure for allowing ice, which is received in an ice-storing device provided in a refrigerating chamber door, to be in a frozen state without being melted. The refrigerator of the present invention comprises a main body including at least a refrigerating chamber, a door for opening or closing the refrigerating chamber, a container provided in the door to store ice therein, and a cold heat storage member surrounding the container. According to the refrigerator of the present invention constructed as above, even though an ice bank for storing ice is provided in a refrigerating chamber door, it is possible to prevent a phenomenon by which ice is melted and stuck together.11-24-2011
20110296864ICE-MAKING DEVICE FOR REFRIGERATOR - 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.12-08-2011
20100101259REFRIGERATOR - 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
20100101258REFRIGERATOR - 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
20120096890MISTING ICE MAKER FOR CUP-SHAPED ICE CUBES AND RELATED REFRIGERATION APPLIANCE - An ice cube maker includes an ice-making compartment having side walls, at least one rod-shaped conductor extending distally into the compartment through one of the side walls, and a cooling device for cooling the conductor to a temperature sufficient to form ice on the conductor. A misting system includes a reservoir for water and a nebulizer for creating a liquid mist from water in the reservoir and introducing the liquid mist into the ice-making compartment so that a portion of the liquid mist freezes on the conductor to form a cup-shaped ice cube thereon. A return conduit connects a drain of the ice-making compartment and the reservoir for transferring liquid mist not freezing on the conductor to the reservoir.04-26-2012
20090145158ICE MAKING AND DISPENSING SYSTEM - An dispensing system suitable for lifting and dispensing ice through the refrigerator compartment door of a bottom-mount refrigerator or lifting and dispensing ice from an undercounter ice maker to a dispenser on the countertop.06-11-2009
20090145157ICE DISPENSING TECHNOLOGY - Disclosed are an ice bin installed in a refrigerator or the like and a refrigerating machine having the same. One auger having spiral transfer wings rotates to transfer ice cubes that are introduced between the transfer wings, which allows a constant amount of ice or an amount of ice selected by a user to be dispensed. In addition, a shutter is disposed at a lower side of the auger to define a dispensing space, which may reduce a length of a casing in a depth direction and, thereby, result in a reduced size of the ice bin.06-11-2009
20120024002REFRIGERATOR HAVING MULTIPLE ICE BANKS - A refrigerator includes: a refrigerator main body including a freezing chamber positioned at a lower portion thereof and a refrigerating chamber positioned at an upper side of the freezing chamber; an ice maker positioned at a portion in any of the freezing chamber and the refrigerating chamber; first and second ice banks storing ice made by the ice maker; an ice dispenser supplying ice stored in the first ice bank and positioned in the refrigerating chamber; and an ice transfer unit transferring ice between the first and second ice banks, wherein the first and second ice banks are installed in separate spaces which are thermally insulated and maintained at a different temperature, respectively.02-02-2012
20120024000ICE MAKING MACHINE - Provided is a device for cooling a condenser of an ice making machine. Water and air are simultaneously supplied to the surface of the condenser, and heat of vaporization absorbed during evaporation of the water is used, thereby maximizing cooling performance on the condenser just with a small amount of water. In addition, power consumption for operating a blower fan, and a noise from the blower fan can be decreased. In addition, since cool water generated from ice stored in a storing compartment is sprinkled to the condenser, the condenser can be more effectively cooled. In addition, since meltwater is used, water consumption for cooling can be significantly reduced.02-02-2012
20120023999REFRIGERATOR HAVING ICE TRANSFER UNIT - A refrigerator includes: a refrigerator main body including a freezing chamber positioned at a lower portion thereof and a refrigerating chamber positioned at an upper portion thereof; an ice maker and an ice bank positioned at an inner side of the freezing chamber; an ice dispenser positioned at an inner side of the refrigerating chamber; a transfer flow path extending from the ice bank to the ice dispenser; an ice input unit supplying ice stored in the ice bank to the interior of the transfer flow path; and a blower blowing air to allow the ice supplied to the interior of the ice transfer flow path toward the ice dispenser.02-02-2012
20100122548REFRIGERATOR RELATED TECHNOLOGY - Disclosed is a refrigerator including a refrigerator main body having a cooling chamber. The refrigerator also includes a refrigerating chamber door positioned at the refrigerator main body and configured to open and close at least a portion of a refrigerating chamber. The refrigerator further includes an ice chamber disposed at an inner surface of the refrigerating chamber door containing ice. In addition, the refrigerator includes a door basket configured to be attached to an outer surface of the ice chamber and having a non-contact to portion positioned at a surface facing the ice chamber.05-20-2010
20090095009Refrigerator with icemaker - A refrigerator with an icemaker (04-16-2009
20090211292 VARIABLE ICE STORAGE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF USE - A variable ice storage assembly for a refrigerator includes a storage cavity adapted to receive ice from an ice maker. The storage assembly is positioned between a light emitter and a receiver of an ice level sensor. The storage assembly can be utilized in a non-reflecting configuration wherein the ice level sensor functions in a standard manner, or a reflecting configuration wherein the sensing level is effectively lowered within the storage assembly. In the reflecting configuration, first and second mirrored inserts, supported by respective insert portions on the storage assembly, cooperate with first and second reflecting plates on the storage assembly to redirect light from the emitter in a circuitous path. A user may position the mirrored inserts at various angles, depending on the level of ice desired within the storage assembly. The storage assembly may be utilized alone, or as in insert within an ice bucket.08-27-2009
20110197619REFRIGERATOR - 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.08-18-2011
20110203305ICE AND WATER SYSTEM IN REFRIGERATOR WITH STIRRING FAN IN ICE CHAMBER - A refrigerator includes a freezer compartment and a fresh food compartment which includes an ice chamber. The ice chamber includes an ice maker which includes a first heat exchanger for producing ice. The ice chamber further includes an ice container, a second heat exchanger, an air moving apparatus, and an enclosed loop passageway. The ice container is for storing ice produced by the ice maker and includes an exterior surface. The second heat exchanger is for controlling temperature at the ice container. The passageway forms an air flow path such that air travels in thermal contact with the second heat exchanger. The air moving apparatus is positioned to move air through the passageway.08-25-2011
20100275635ICE MAKING APPARATUS AND REFRIGERATOR COMPRISING THE SAME - Provided are an ice maker and a refrigerator including the same. An ice maker is mounted on a rear side of a door. Flooding of water stored in an ice tray is prevented by a tray cover. Also, an ice bank storing ice made from the ice maker is taken in and out through a home bar provided to the door. Therefore, reduction in the storage capacity of the refrigerator is minimized, and simultaneously, the ice can be easily taken out.11-04-2010
20090038331REFRIGERATOR WITH INTERMEDIATE TEMPERATURE ICEMAKING COMPARTMENT - An icemaking compartment is provided in the refrigerator compartment of a bottom mount refrigerator. An icemaker is within the icemaking compartment. A cold air duct supplies cold air from the freezer compartment to the icemaker. The cold air duct is formed in the rear wall of the refrigerator. A fan controls the flow of air through the cold air duct. A return air duct is provided to direct a portion of the air from the icemaker back to the freezer compartment. An air vent in the icemaker directs another portion of air into the refrigerator compartment.02-12-2009
20080236188REFRIGERATOR 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.10-02-2008
20080236187REFRIGERATOR AND ICEMAKER ASSEMBLY FOR REFRIGERATOR - An icemaker assembly and a refrigerator having the icemaker assembly are provided. The icemaker assembly includes a cover directing cool air toward an ice tray and a bracket for enhancing flow of the cool air directed toward the ice cover.10-02-2008
20100126202ICE BIN STORAGE WINDOW - A refrigerator includes a refrigerator housing, a fresh food compartment disposed within the refrigerator housing, a door for providing access to the fresh food compartment, and an ice bin at the door, the ice bin having a window for viewing an ice level within the ice bin. An ice storage bin includes an ice storage bin body having an insulated front, a back, a bottom, opposite sides, and an open top, and a first window pane and a second window pane positioned at the front of the ice storage bin to allow for viewing the ice level within the ice storage bin. There may be an air gap between the first window pane and the second window pane.05-27-2010
20080289355Ice-Making Device for Refrigerator and Refrigerator Having the Same - The present invention relates to an ice-making device for a refrigerator and a refrigerator having the same. The ice-making device of the present invention comprises a water tank detachably mounted to a rear surface of a refrigerator door, an ice-making housing detachably mounted to the rear surface of the door below the water tank and provided with a predetermined installation space therein, an ice tray mounted into the installation space and provided with an ice-making groove in which water supplied from the water tank is frozen into ice, and an ice bank for storing ice made in the ice tray, wherein the ice bank can be received in or withdrawn from the installation space. According to the present invention, there are advantages in that ice-making water can be prevented from running down from the ice tray, ice made in the ice tray can be prevented from being impregnated with odor of other foods, the ice can be more easily withdrawn while the loss of cold air is minimized, and the ice can be prevented from being impregnated with odor of the other foods.11-27-2008
20080216505REFRIGERATOR - 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.09-11-2008
20100126204REFRIGERATOR ICE COMPARTMENT LATCH AND COVER - 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 with a damper 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, including movement of the damper between open and closed positions. An improved latch and seal are provided for the ice bin assembly to allow removal of the bin assembly and to ensure a positive seal between the bin assembly and the front cover of the ice compartment.05-27-2010
20090178428Ice making unit and refrigerator having the same - An ice making unit taking the form of a kit separably installed in a freezing compartment of a refrigerator. The ice making unit includes a water supply tank to supply water, an ice making case defining an external appearance of the ice making unit, the ice making case being formed, at an upper portion of a front surface thereof, with a water supply tank installation hole to allow the water supply tank to be slidably installed therethrough, at least one ice making tray installed in the ice making case to receive the water supplied from the water supply tank, and an ice separating device to separate ice from the ice making tray, and the water supply tank is coupled to or separated from the ice making case via forward and rearward sliding movement thereof. Supply of water into the ice making unit can be accomplished via simple coupling or separation of the water supply tank, resulting in convenient use of the ice making unit.07-16-2009
20090178429REFRIGERATOR 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, an 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.07-16-2009
20080264090Ice machine with drain - There is an ice machine. The machine has i) a cabinet, ii) an icemaker adapted to making ice, iii) a bin situated in the cabinet below the icemaker, (iv) a drawer positioned in the bin. The icemaker is situated in the cabinet. The drawer is substantially non-refrigerated and is adapted to being pulled at least partially out of the cabinet. The drawer has an opening at the top thereof such that ice can be removed directly or indirectly by hand and has a drain therein to allow melt water to drain out.10-30-2008
20090100855Modular and reconfigurable frozen confection in container manufacturing system and method - The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for grasping, retaining, inverting, coating and transporting a plurality of frangible conical confection shells. The present invention also relates to a modular and reconfigurable manufacturing system for producing frozen cone confections and the like.04-23-2009
20110138843REFRIGERATION DEVICE HAVING AN ICE-CUBE MAKER - A refrigerator having an ice-cube maker is provided. The refrigerator includes a collection container to collect the pieces of ice produced by the ice-cube maker. The collection container has a panel and is removable from the refrigerator. The refrigerator further includes an ice-cube production apparatus associated with the collection container and a cover which blocks access, at a front side, to the ice-cube production apparatus. The cover is rearwardly offset in relation to the panel of the collection container.06-16-2011
20110138842HIGH CAPACITY ICE STORAGE IN A FREEZER COMPARTMENT - A refrigerator including a cabinet having a cabinet door pivotally connected thereto. A primary ice bin is disposed on one of the cabinet and the cabinet door and includes a primary gate operable between a closed position and an open position. A secondary ice bin is disposed on the other of the cabinet and the cabinet door. The secondary ice bin includes a secondary gate operable between a closed position and an open position. The secondary gate operably engages with the primary gate to form an ice overflow route when the primary gate and the secondary gate are in the open position. An ice maker is disposed inside the cabinet and adapted to dispense ice into the primary ice storage bin.06-16-2011
20120227434REFRIGERATOR - Embodiments relate to a refrigerator. A refrigerator according to an aspect includes: a freezing compartment; a freezing compartment door; an ice bin mounted on the rear of the freezing compartment door and storing ice; and an operating unit mounted on the rear of the freezing compartment door and operates to discharge the ice from the ice bin.09-13-2012
20090249820REFRIGERATOR - There is provided a refrigerator. The refrigerator includes an icemaker for making and discharging ice, an ice bank for storing the ice discharged from the icemaker, an ice discharge duct for discharging the ice stored in the ice bank to the dispenser, and an approaching prevention unit that is disposed in the ice discharge duct to prevent a user from approaching the ice bank through the dispenser.10-08-2009
20090249819ICE CUBE CATCHER - An ice cube catcher is disclosed for positioning on a door of a refrigerator to catch ice cubes dispensed from an in-door dispenser. The catcher may include a body having a sloped portion and a pair of sidewalls. The sloped portion may include a top and a bottom edge and a pair of ends. The sidewalls may be positioned at each end of the sloped portion and include a flange portion. These flange portions may have a fastener that may operable to secure the body to a refrigerator door. Finally, a water retention portion such as ridge or damn or groove be provided proximate the bottom edge of the sloped portion to retain water from melting ice within the body of the catcher.10-08-2009
20090241582REFRIGERATOR, ICE BANK AND JOINT OF THE ICE BANK - Provided is an ice bank joint. The ice bank joint swiftly delivers rotational force from a motor to a transferring shaft installed inside an ice bank performing a function of transferring ice received inside the ice bank. The ice bank joint includes a plate portion and a reinforcing member. The plate portion has a driving part bent on at least one position, and the reinforcing member has a support part protruding from a position corresponding to the driving part to contact the driving part, thereby reinforcing the plate portion.10-01-2009
20100011797REFRIGERATOR AND ICE RESERVOIR CONTAINER FOR IT - An ice reservoir container for a refrigerator is provided and includes a reservoir chamber which has a base that slopes along a first vertical section plane towards an outlet opening. The gradient of the base decreases along the section plane as the distance from the outlet opening increases.01-21-2010
20100147011ICE-MAKING ASSEMBLY AND REFRIGERATOR USING THE SAME - The present invention relates to an ice-making assembly for a refrigerator and a refrigerator including the same. According to the present invention, a freezing chamber door is provided with an ice-making assembly, and ice made by the ice-making assembly can be immediately drawn out to the outside by opening an exclusively used home-bar door. In addition, an ice-making case is coupled by a coupling means formed integrally with the freezing chamber door and the ice-making case without a coupling tool or operation. Moreover, according to the present invention, if a water bucket is installed to the ice-making case, a water supply hole of the lower end of the water bucket is opened by an opening and closing means, so that water in water bucket is automatically supplied to an ice tray. In addition, an ice-separating lever having a ‘⊂’ shape is provided to simultaneously rotating a plurality of ice trays. Meanwhile, in the present invention, an ice bank cooperates with the home-bar door to be drawn out forward as the home-bar door is opened. According to the present invention, the use convenience of a refrigerator is improved.06-17-2010
20100192614REFRIGERATOR - The present invention discloses a refrigerator with a water tank for supplying water to an ice tray by closing of a door. A refrigerator includes a cooling chamber for storing an article at a low temperature, an ice tray positioned in the cooling chamber and filled with water, for making ice, a water tank with a water supply hole for storing water and supplying water to the ice tray, and a valve for selectively opening and closing the water supply hole. In addition, a refrigerator includes a cooling chamber for storing an article at a low temperature, a main body for defining the cooling chamber, a door for opening and closing the cooling chamber, an ice tray positioned inside the door and filled with water, for making ice, a water tank with a water supply hole for storing water and supplying water to the ice tray, and a valve for selectively opening and closing the water supply hole.08-05-2010
20100257889REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator includes a main body that includes a refrigerating chamber and a freezing chamber, a door that selectively shields the refrigerating chamber, and an ice making unit that produces ice. An ice storage unit is provided at the door and stores ice produced in the ice making unit. The ice storage unit includes a housing, a storage basket that is removably coupled to the housing and that stores ice removed from the ice making unit to the ice storage unit, and a sensing apparatus that is provided at the housing and senses attachment or detachment of the storage basket. A controller controls transfer of ice produced by the ice making unit to the storage basket based on output from the sensing apparatus that indicates attachment or detachment of the storage basket.10-14-2010
20100229589MOUNTING STRUCTURE OF STORAGE CONTAINER FOR REFRIGERATOR - A storage container of a storage container for a refrigerator, which is configured to mount the storage container for storing articles therein to a storage container seating portion formed in a rear surface of a refrigerator door by using a mounting protrusion and locking mechanism provided on the storage container and a mounting groove and catching protrusion provided on the storage container seating portion. The mounting structure includes a storage container seating portion depressed into a portion of a rear surface of a door; a storage container seated in the storage container seating portion and formed with a space for storing articles therein; a mounting protrusion and mounting groove formed on the storage container seating portion and storage container, respectively, at positions corresponding to each other to be matched in shape with each other and used for fixing the storage container into the storage container seating portion; and a locking mechanism provided on a portion of the storage container for locking the storage container into the storage container seating portion by causing a portion of the locking mechanism to be caught to a protruding portion of the storage container seating portion.09-16-2010
20100236273ICE MAKING DEVICE FOR REFRIGERATOR - The present invention relates to an ice-making device for a refrigerator. The ice-making device of the present invention comprises a water tank detachably installed to a rear surface of a refrigerator door for selectively opening or closing a storage space, first and second ice trays rotatably installed to the rear surface of the door to make ice using water supplied from the water tank, and an ice bank installed to the rear surface of the door to store therein the ice made in the first and second ice trays. According to the present invention, ice can be more simply and easily taken out while minimizing the leakage of cold air circulating in the storage space. Further, ice can be stored in a more sanitary way while minimizing the contamination of the storage space in the process of making ice.09-23-2010
20090031750Portable cooler with internal ice maker - A portable cooler including a sealable outer container, and a sealable inner container situated within the outer container. A first thermoelectric cooling device having a cooling panel and a heating panel is mounted on the wall of the outer container such that the cooling panel faces the interior of the sealable outer container and the heating panel faces outside of said sealable outer container. A second thermoelectric cooling device, also having a cooling panel and a heating panel, is mounted on the wall of the internal container such that the cooling panel faces the interior of the inner container and the heating panel faces outside of the sealable inner container into the interior of said sealable outer container.02-05-2009
20100126203Refrigerator with ice supply device - Disclosed is a refrigerator, in which the structure of an ice supply device is improved. The refrigerator includes a main body, in which at least one storage chamber is formed; a door opening and closing the at least one storage chamber; an ice making unit provided on a rear surface of the door to make ice; an ice storage container provided under the ice making unit to store the ice made by the ice making unit; and at least one receiving rack provided on at least one side of right and left sides of the ice making unit or the ice storage container.05-27-2010
20100199701Icemaker and refrigerator having the same - Disclosed herein is an icemaker of a refrigerator including an ice dispersing unit to disperse ice for uniform distribution of ice in an ice making container. The icemaker includes an ice making unit to make ice, and an ice making container to receive ice separated from the ice making unit. The icemaker further includes an ice dispersing unit arranged between the ice making unit and the ice making container. The ice dispersing unit serves to guide the ice moving from the ice making unit to the ice making container, to assure uniform distribution of the ice in the ice making container.08-12-2010
20100192612Apparatus and method for dispensing water and ice - A portable apparatus for dispensing ice, water and/or ice water in large quantities to large groups of people is provided. The apparatus includes a portable housing including a plurality of ice making machines disposed to dispense ice into an ice hopper. A plurality of finger members is movably disposed within the ice hopper to prevent ice from clumping. The hopper is adapted to dispense ice into a plurality of ice and water dispensing compartments. Each compartment is provided with an ice dispensing passageway and a water dispensing conduit that are preferably situated close to one another so that water and ice can be simultaneously dispensed into a container placed within a compartment. The apparatus includes an ice button and a water button for each compartment to control dispensing of ice and water. Pressing the ice button may also cause movement of the fingers members within the ice hopper.08-05-2010
20090165492Icemaker combination assembly - In accordance with the present disclosure, an icemaker combination assembly is provided and comprises a refrigerator having a freezer compartment and a fresh food compartment. The freezer compartment can have a freezer door assembly and the fresh food compartment can have a fresh food door assembly. The icemaker combination further comprises a first icemaker having a first ice cube storage bin disposed within the freezer compartment and a second icemaker having a second ice cube storage bin disposed within the fresh food compartment. The first and second icemakers having a production activation level selected from the group consisting of the first icemaker active only, the second icemaker active only, the first and the second icemakers both active, and the first and the second icemakers both inactive. The first and second icemakers can selectively and simultaneously produce and independently store ice.07-02-2009
20080264089Ice machine with removable liner - There is an ice machine. The machine has i) a cabinet, ii) an icemaker, iii) a bin, and iv) a liner. The icemaker is adapted to making ice and is situated in the cabinet. The bin has an interior therein. The liner is situated at least partly in the interior of the bin and at least generally conforms to the shape thereof. The liner is adapted to receive and retain the ice from the ice maker. The liner is removable from the bin. The liner defines an opening such that ice can be removed directly or indirectly by hand.10-30-2008
20090038330ICE-MAKING DEVICE FOR REFRIGERATOR AND REFRIGERATOR HAVING THE SAME - The present invention relates to an ice-making device for a refrigerator and a refrigerator having the same. The ice-making device of the present invention comprises a water tank detachably mounted to a rear surface of a refrigerator door; an ice-making housing detachably mounted to the rear surface of the door below the water tank and provided with a predetermined installation space therein; an ice tray mounted into the installation space and formed with a plurality of ice-making grooves in which water supplied from the water tank is frozen into ice; a valve assembly operating to selectively supply water stored in the water tank to the ice tray when the water tank is installed or withdrawn; and an ice bank for storing ice made in the ice tray, wherein the ice bank is installed in the installation space to be received in or withdrawn out of the installation space. According to the present invention, there are advantages in that ice can be more simply and easily taken out, can be made and stored in a more sanitary way and can be made more rapidly, and power consumption can be minimized while the ice is taken out.02-12-2009
20100313595REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator comprises: a body having a storage chamber and a door for selectively shielding the storage chamber; a dispenser disposed at one side on a front surface of the door, for dispensing ice pieces made in the body from outside of the body; and a dispensing guide unit disposed to the dispenser, and having a length controlled to be contracted or expanded in a dispensing direction of the ice pieces, for guiding the ice pieces in the dispensing direction. When water or ice pieces are dispensed from the refrigerator from outside, the dispensing guide unit has a controlled length to decrease a distance from a container to store the water or ice pieces. This may prevent the water or ice pieces from being scattered.12-16-2010
20110005262REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator comprises: an opening disposed at one side of a door; an ice bank disposed on a rear surface of the door, and configured to be drawn out through the opening, for storing ice pieces; a guide unit for guiding the ice bank to be drawn out; and a volume control unit for changing a volume of the ice bank step by step. A volume of the ice bank is varied according to users necessity. This solves a users inconvenience to make ice pieces a plurality of times, for example, in summer when a large amount of ice pieces are required.01-13-2011
20110239688ICE CUBE CONTAINER OF AN ICE MAKER FOR HOUSEHOLD PURPOSES, AND REFRIGERATION APPLIANCE COMPRISING SUCH AN ICE CUBE CONTAINER - An ice cube container of an ice maker for household purposes includes a bottom, front and rear wall sections arranged on opposite ends of the bottom, and two sidewall sections interconnecting the end wall sections. The front and rear wall sections have each a length which is shorter than a length of the side wall sections. Arranged on one of the sidewall sections is a removal handle to allow easy removal of ice cubes. The ice cube container is removably received in a receptacle of a freezer compartment drawer of a refrigeration appliance in only one way in which the removal handle of the ice cube container faces the center of the freezer compartment drawer when the ice cube container is inserted in the receptacle.10-06-2011
20110000248Icemaker unit and refrigerator having the same - An icemaker unit and a refrigerator having the same. A drainage duct is provided to the icemaker unit, including a longitudinally inclined structure, a laterally inclined structure, and drainage holes to enhance drainage of the water. An upper part of the drainage duct is formed of a high heat-conductivity material and a lower part of the drainage duct of a low heat-conductivity material.01-06-2011
20110000249ICE MAKING DEVICE AND REFRIGERATOR HAVING THE SAME - A refrigerator includes a main body which forms an external appearance and has a storage chamber to be opened at a front side, and an ice making device which is disposed in the storage chamber to make ice. The ice making device includes an ice making tray which has ice making grooves for making ice, an ejector which rotates and separates the ice made in the ice making grooves, blocking members which are disposed at an upper portion of one side of the ice making grooves to prevent the ice separated from the ice making grooves through the other side of the ice making grooves from returning to the ice making grooves, and a guide member which is disposed above the other side of the ice making tray to guide the ice separated from the other side of the ice making grooves by the ejector toward the blocking members.01-06-2011
20100180623REFRIGERATOR AND DISPENSER TECHNOLOGY - Disclosed is a refrigerator having a dispenser. The refrigerator has a chute that defines an ice flow passage through a door of the refrigerator, and an opening and closing member configured to open and close an outlet of the chute. A cross-sectional area of the outlet of the chute is less than or equal to a cross-sectional area of any other portion of the chute.07-22-2010
20090064704TILT-OUT ICE BIN FOR REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator having an insulated cabinet and a door pivotally mounted to the cabinet having an exterior face including a dispenser cavity. An ice maker in the refrigerated storage space is arranged to make and harvest ice pieces. An ice delivery system on the inside of the door dispenses ice pieces into a dispenser cavity in the exterior face of the door. The ice delivery system can include an ice bin including a generally open top and having a bottom opening pivotally mounted on a horizontal axis below the ice maker. The ice can receive ice pieces harvested by the ice maker and discharge ice pieces through the bottom opening and the ice delivery system in a first position. The ice bin can tilt out to permit access to ice pieces, and can be removed from the ice delivery system, in a second position when the door is open.03-12-2009
20110113813REFRIGERATOR 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
20100132396ICE DISPENSER - An ice dispenser includes a discharge mechanism (06-03-2010
20110239687Refrigerator - A refrigerator including a main body provided with a freezing chamber, a freezing chamber door to open and close the freezing chamber, a subsidiary door to open and close an opening provided on the freezing chamber door, and an ice maker installed on the rear surface of the subsidiary door to manufacture ice. As the opening is opened by the subsidiary door, the ice maker is drawn out of the freezing chamber, thereby enabling a user to conveniently supply water to the inside of the ice maker or to conveniently use the ice manufactured by the ice maker.10-06-2011
20100037646ICE MAKING APPARATUS AND REFRIGERATOR COMPRISING THE SAME - Provided are an ice maker and a refrigerator including the same. The ice maker for making ice is provided on a rear side of a refrigerator door A tray cover, a water flood prevention rib, and a rotation guide are provided to prevent flooding of water stored in an ice tray forming the ice maker while the refrigerator door is opened/closed. According to the ice maker and the refrigerator, reduction in a storage capacity of the refrigerator is prevented, flooding of water for making ice is prevented, and the ice maker can be more easily used.02-18-2010
20120240612Refrigerator Having Improved Ice Access Feature - The present invention provides a refrigeration apparatus having improved access to ice comprising a freezer compartment, a freezer drawer occupying a portion of the freezer compartment and configured to open to an extended position, an ice bin moveable with the freezer drawer and occupying at least a portion of the freezer drawer, and a stationary ice maker attached to the freezer compartment and located above the portion of the freezer drawer, wherein when the freezer drawer is pulled opened to the extended position, access to the ice bin is unobstructed by the ice maker.09-27-2012
20110146326REFRIGERATOR - Provided is a refrigerator that includes a cabinet, a refrigerator door, and a cabinet sealing part. The cabinet defines a storage compartment. The refrigerator door opens and closes the storage compartment. The cabinet sealing part is provided to a contact portion between the refrigerator door and the cabinet to prevent a communication between the storage compartment and an outside. The refrigerator door includes a door liner defining an ice compartment, an ice maker in the ice compartment, the ice maker generating ice, an ice bin storing ice generated by the ice maker, an ice compartment door opening and closing the ice compartment, and a plurality of sealing parts at positions spaced apart from each other. The sealing parts prevent a communication between the ice compartment and the storage compartment.06-23-2011
20110067429REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator includes an ice maker to make pieces of ice and an ice storage bin to receive the pieces of ice made by the ice maker. A plurality of blades is rotatably disposed at a bottom portion of the ice storage bin and an ice separating device to separate clumped pieces of ice discharged from the ice maker is disposed in the ice storage bin between the ice maker and the plurality of blades, where the ice separating device is disposed on at least a rear wall, a front wall, or a side wall of the ice storage bin.03-24-2011
20110048056REFRIGERATOR ICE AND LIQUID DISPENSER INCORPORATING IMAGING SYSTEM - A safety system for an ice and liquid dispenser of a refrigerator is used to sense the presence of human skin in a dispensing well. The safety system includes a digital image capture device focused on a dispenser well for capturing images of objects, such as hands, in the dispenser well and a digital image analyzer operatively coupled to the digital image capture device. The digital image analyzer evaluates the digital images captured by the digital image capture device to determine if human skin color is detected in the image of the object in the dispensing well. If human skin color is detected, thus indicating a hand in the dispensing area, any dispensing operation will be prevented and an alert will be provided.03-03-2011
20110030411REFRIGERATOR - Provided is a refrigerator including a main body providing a storage, a dispenser provided to the main body and configured to dispense water or ice, an operable operation part provided to the dispenser, and a dispenser motor driven according to operating the operation part, wherein the dispenser motor includes, a stator generating a magnetic field, a rotator rotatable by the magnetic field, and a compression member applying a frictional force to the rotator while rotation of the rotator is stopped. The dispensing of water or ice is quickly stopped by stopping the operating of the operation part.02-10-2011
20100300136DOMESTIC APPLIANCE WITH TELESCOPIC PULL-OUT MEANS - A cabinet-like domestic appliance having a carcass and a door to enclose an interior, and a telescopic pull-out assembly installed in the interior, wherein the telescopic pull-out assembly has at least one rail that is movable in a depthwise direction of the interior. The rail bears a lug that is made of ferromagnetic material and that faces toward a rear wall of the interior. A magnet is mounted on the rear wall of the interior, wherein, in a retracted stop position of the telescopic pull-out assembly, the lug is subjected to the attractive magnetic force of the magnet.12-02-2010
20100293984APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING ICE FROM A BOTTOM MOUNT REFRIGERATOR - A bottom mount household refrigerator is provided with an apparatus to permit the dispensing of ice. According to one embodiment, a sealed ice making compartment is provided within the fresh food compartment. The sealed ice making compartment may be located at the bottom, at the top, or along a side wall within the fresh food compartment. According to another embodiment, ice is made in the ice compartment, and lifted upward to a dispensing location through the door of the fresh food compartment.11-25-2010
20100058796ICE BANK FOR REFRIGERATOR - Disclosed is an ice bank for a refrigerator including: an inner case and an outer case forming one storage space having an opened top by being coupled to each other; and a coupling unit coupling the inner and outer cases to each other so that either one is relatively movable with respect to the other one so as for the capacity of the storage space to be variable. The ice bank for a refrigerator includes the inner and outer cases coupled to each other so that either one is relatively movable with respect to the other one, whereby accordingly the capacity of the ice bank is variable depending on the amount of ice that a customer needs, thereby enhancing the customer's product satisfaction. Further, when the customer needs a small amount of ice, the capacity of the ice bank can be reduced, accordingly enabling to effectively utilize the storage space of the refrigerator. Further, the ice bank stores as much ice as the customer needs, accordingly preventing deterioration of the ice resulting from long-time storage in the ice bank.03-11-2010
20110041542Dispenser Device for Ice and Water, Components Thereof and Process of Cleaning Same - A low profile ice maker/dispenser and water dispenser having a high ice making capacity, for ice nugget manufacture is provided, wherein ice nuggets are metered out of a storage bin via a nugget dispenser outlet, and whereby water is dispensed via a water dispenser outlet. A refrigeration cycle is used, wherein an auger compresses ice on a wall of an evaporator and delivers the ice to the ice bin, breaking it into nuggets along the way. An outer wall of the evaporator is comprised of part of the water reservoir. A baffle in the ice bin facilitates metering of the amount of ice discharged. The system comprises a closed system that enables efficient cleaning of the system.02-24-2011
20110259036Refrigerator having drawer - A refrigerator having a drawer to be pushed into or pulled out of a storage compartment. An ice-making unit is integrally mounted in the drawer so as to be pushed into or pulled out of the drawer through an opening perforated in a front wall of the drawer, resulting in improved use convenience and space utilization.10-27-2011
20100319385CAM MECHANISM AND ICE MAKING DEVICE - A cam mechanism may include a rotation cam body, a first moved member which is urged so as to move along an inner side cam face formed on the rotation cam body, and a second moved member which is urged so as to move along an outer side cam face formed on the rotation cam body. An end face of the rotation cam body is formed with a surrounding wall part, a protruding part protruded from the end face on an inner peripheral side so as to face the surrounding wall part and, a part of which is formed as a discontinuity portion, and a recessed part formed so as to recess from the end face in an area sandwiched between the surrounding wall part and the discontinuity portion. The inner side cam face is structured of an inner wall face of the protruding part and an inner wall portion directing to an inner side in a radial direction of the recessed part. The cam mechanism may be effectively utilized in an ice making device.12-23-2010
20100281908REFRIGERATOR WITH ICE DISPENSER - A refrigerator having an ice dispenser, which comprises: a basket installed inside a door of the refrigerator; a home bar door installed at the door and configured to open/close the basket; an ice dispenser located at an upper portion of the basket; an ice container configured to store pieces of ice to be supplied to the ice dispenser; and a switching unit configured to switch on or off the operation of the ice dispenser. Hence, since a home bar door of a home bar having an ice dispenser therein is maintained in a state of completely closing the home bar, such home bar can serve as a storage for storing goods. Also, pieces of ice can be ejected by simply pressing a dispenser lever, other than extending the ice container, resulting in an increase in convenience of use.11-11-2010
20110107785REFRIGERATOR 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.05-12-2011
20110113812REFRIGERATOR 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
20100077789Refrigerator and ice storage container therefor - A refrigerator includes an ice storage container coupled to a mounting space of an inner wall of a freezing chamber door, and the ice storage container is attachable to and detachable from the mounting space by elastic lever units to maintain and release locking of the ice storage container with the mounting space, and elastic coupling units to maintain coupling of the ice storage container to the mounting space by elastic deformation and restrict movement of the ice storage container in the horizontal direction of the mounting space when the ice storage container is mounted on the mounting space, thereby preventing abrasion and breakdown of components due to user's ease in the assembly of the ice storage container and increase in the fixing force of the ice storage container.04-01-2010
20090293529ICE SUPPLYING APPARATUS AND REFRIGERATOR HAVING THE SAME - An ice supplying apparatus 12-03-2009
20110185760ICE MAKER FOR REFRIGERATOR - Disclosed is an ice maker for a refrigerator. The ice maker is further provided with an ice making evaporator in addition to an evaporator for cooling a refrigerating chamber of a freezing chamber, and the ice making evaporator is sunk in water to generate ice, thereby quickly creating transparent ice. The ice maker can also be disposed in the refrigerating chamber or a refrigerating chamber door, thus to prevent ice from being formed with air bubble remaining in water, resulting in enhancing transparency of ice. In addition, even if the ice maker is disposed in the refrigerating chamber door, cold air is not needed to be induced from the freezing chamber, which allows independent operations of the freezing chamber and the ice maker, thereby increasing energy efficiency.08-04-2011
20110259033MOVEMENT-SENSITIVE ICE AND WATER DISPENSING IN AN APPLIANCE - An appliance for dispensing product is provided including a storage compartment located within the appliance, a dispensing unit located on the exterior of the appliance including a dispensing outlet, and an actuating mechanism located on the exterior of the storage compartment. The actuating mechanism is configured to be moved from a neutral position to at least a first position and a second position. The first position is configured to trigger a release of a first type of product, and the second position is configured to release a second type of product, respectively, from the dispensing outlet. In one example, a switch can be provided to detect the position of the actuating mechanism, and each position triggers the release of a different type of product from within the appliance.10-27-2011
20100018239REFRIGERATOR - 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 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.01-28-2010
20090031751REFRIGERATOR - The present invention relates to a refrigerator (02-05-2009
20090173098ICE-MAKING DEVICE FOR REFRIGERATOR - The present invention relates to an ice-making device for a refrigerator. The present invention provides an ice-making device for a refrigerator including a main body having a storage space and a door selectively opening or closing the storage space. The ice-making device comprises an ice maker installed on a backside of the door and making ice; a cold air duct provided in one side of the storage space and supplying the ice maker with a portion of cold air supplied to the storage space; an ice maker cover detachably installed on the backside of the door to selectively open or close the ice maker; and an ice bank detachably installed on the backside of the door below the ice maker, the ice bank storing ice made in the ice maker and transferring it to a dispenser provided on the door. According to the present invention, there is an advantageous in that a storage capacity of a refrigerator can be used to the full extent, and smell of food can be prevented from permeating ice in a process of making ice.07-09-2009
20120036883APPARATUS FOR PURIFYING WATER - An apparatus for purifying water comprises: an ice making unit configured to make introduced water into ice cubes, and to store the ice cubes; a cold water unit configured to generate cold water by receiving the ice cubes made by the ice making unit; and a cooling unit configured to supply cold air to the ice making unit. Firstly, since cold water is generated by using ice cubes made by the ice making unit, may be solved the conventional problem that the ice cubes cling to each other due to contact with the cold water. Secondly, the ice making unit, the cold water unit, etc. may be installed so as to be stacked with each other in upper and lower directions, the apparatus for purifying water may have a slim configuration.02-16-2012
20120036882REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator is provided. Usability and efficiency of a storage space are improved in the refrigerator.02-16-2012
20100101260REFRIGERATOR - 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
20110314860MOVABLE ICE BIN GUARD - A pivotable guard includes a guard surface configured to be mounted to a bin such that the guard surface is pivotable about an axis; and the bin including at least one side wall and a rear wall. The guard surface is configured to pivot between a lowered position relative to the bin and a raised position relative to the bin higher than the lowered position.12-29-2011
20090165491ICEMAKER FOR A REFRIGERATOR - An icemaker having a mold comprising at least one cavity and a cooling system. The cooling system has a first heat exchanger configured to have a medium flow there through. The first heat exchanger is in thermal communication with the mold to reduce the temperature of the mold below a predetermined temperature.07-02-2009
20120042679REFRIGERATOR - The present invention relates to a refrigerator.02-23-2012
20090282855UNDER COUNTER ICE MAKING MACHINE - An under the counter ice making machine having a top opposite a bottom, a front opposite a back, and two sides that collectively define an interior. A casing defines exterior-most surfaces of the ice machine. An ice bin is mounted inside the casing of the device, wherein a compressor is mounted inside the ice machine and below the ice bin and an evaporator assembly is mounted inside the casing and above the ice bin. A gear motor is operably connected to the evaporator assembly and is also mounted above the ice bin.11-19-2009
20110094253Ice conveyer - An ice making conveyer producing ice cubes in any size and form designed to be utilized in household or commercial units. This conveyer having three possible shapes: triangle shape of the ice making conveyer, square shape of ice making conveyer and oval or circular shape of the ice making conveyer. Conveyer might be utilized in three types of the refrigerators: where freezer is located on the top of food section of the refrigerator, where freezer is located side by side, no matter on the right or left side of the food section of the refrigerator, where freezer is located underneath the food section of the refrigerator. Present conveyer includes a plastic frame and conveyer device that traverse between freezer and food section of the refrigerator or inside of the freezer. This conveyer allows easy, inexpensive, safe, clean, and compact way of producing ice cubes in any size and form.04-28-2011
20110094254ICE MAKER FOR REFRIGERATOR AND REFRIGERATOR HAVING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is an ice maker for a refrigerator and a refrigerator having the same. The ice maker for a refrigerator may include an ice tray having a plurality of cells thereinside, an ejector configured to remove ice inside the cells, and a transfer unit configured to transfer the ice removed by the ejector in the length direction of the ice tray. Accordingly, the width of the ice maker can be reduced, thereby reducing the size of its occupied area in the width direction when the ice maker is provided therein.04-28-2011
20110094255ICE MAKING AND DISPENSING SYSTEM - A dispensing system suitable for dispensing ice through the refrigerator compartment door of a bottom-mount refrigerator is disclosed.04-28-2011
20110094252Flow-Down-Type Ice Making Machine - A flow-down-type ice making machine in which ice cubes reliably separate and drop from the lower end of an ice making plate, an ice guiding member can be placed close to the ice making plate, and the amount of ice storage is increased. An ice making section (04-28-2011
20110167862Refrigeration and ice-making system thereof - A refrigerator and an ice-making system thereof, which may maximize space utilization inside a storage compartment. To this end, an ice-making device is horizontally wide and vertically thin, and an ice discharge port of a dispenser unit is oriented obliquely or parallel to a surface of a storage compartment door to reduce the thickness of the dispenser unit. An icemaker and an ice storage container to receive ice made by the icemaker are horizontally arranged parallel to each other within the ice-making device. A transfer channel is formed in an inner foamed portion of the storage compartment door to maximize space utilization inside the storage compartment and door shelves.07-14-2011
20110088424Automated Storage and Retrieval System for Storing Biological or Chemical Samples at Ultra-Low Temperatures - 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.04-21-2011
20120118001ICE MAKER FOR DISPENSING SOFT ICE AND RELATED REFRIGERATION APPLIANCE - An ice-making assembly for a refrigeration appliance includes an ice maker for making ice cubes. An ice cube storage bin receives ice cubes from the ice maker. The ice cube storage bin is maintained at a temperature above the freezing temperature of water. A drain in communication with the ice cube storage bin for receives water melted from ice cubes located in the storage bin. A related refrigeration appliance is disclosed.05-17-2012
20120167611Refrigerator with Liner Embossment - A refrigerator includes a compartment defined by a liner, with a door configured to provide access into the compartment. A sub-compartment is mounted in the door and extends into the compartment in the closed position of the door. A cold plate assembly is operably configured within the liner to supply cold air to the sub-compartment. A raised embossment is defined in a compartment side wall of the liner at a location opposite from the cold plate assembly. The embossment is defined by a circumferentially extending ridge and a front face that extends into the compartment in a plane that is spaced from a plane of the compartment side wall. A receiver is configured in a wall of the sub-compartment and seals around the embossment in a closed position of the door.07-05-2012
20120167612MOBILE COOLER WITH ICE MAKER - A mobile cooler having an ice maker includes: a main body having first and second spaces which are thermally blocked; a cooling device positioned at a lower portion of the main body and providing cooling air to the first and second spaces; a plurality of shelves installed in the first space; an ice tray installed in the second space; an ice bank positioned on a lower surface of the ice tray and detachably mounted in the main body; and a cover that covers an opening in which the ice bank is inserted.07-05-2012
20110197620REFRIGERATOR - 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.08-18-2011
20100050681Refrigerator having multiple icemakers - The refrigerator includes a main body forming the external appearance of the refrigerator, a freezing chamber and a cooling chamber divisionally provided in the main body, an ice making chamber separately provided in the cooling chamber to be thermally insulated, a first ice making unit provided in the ice making chamber to produce ice, and a second ice making unit provided in the freezing chamber to produce ice.03-04-2010
20090107166Ice bucket dispenser apparatus - A portable ice bucket apparatus for storing and dispensing ice includes: (a) an upper bucket portion including an insulated bucket with an opening at the top of the bucket and an ice body chute opening in a bottom wall of the bucket; (b) a motorless lower stand portion, the upper bucket portion being detachably attachable to the stand portion; (c) a dispensing mechanism including a movable gate flap within the bucket portion, a spring-loaded lever, and a gate shaft and a dispensing lever within the stand portion, the dispensing lever being coupled to the gate shaft, the gate shaft being coupled to the spring-loaded lever, the gate shaft being coupled with the gate flap; and (d) a water drainage and collection mechanism including a reservoir in the stand portion, and preferably a drain valve; wherein the movable gate flap in a closed position substantially covers the ice body chute opening.04-30-2009
20090077993ICE BANK OF REFRIGERATOR - Disclosed is an ice bank of a refrigerator comprising: a casing for storing ice pieces introduced through one side of an upper surface thereof, and a guide unit formed at one side of the casing so as to guide the introduced ice pieces to be stored in the casing with being uniformly distributed therein. According to the ice bank of the refrigerator the present invention, the ice pieces can be uniformly heaped in the ice bank. Accordingly, it is capable of preventing the ice pieces from overflowing resulting from that the ice pieces are heaped up around a spot where the ice pieces fall down in the ice bank and of facilitatingly containing the ice pieces in the ice bank.03-26-2009
20120324940IN THE DOOR ICE MAKER - A dispensing system suitable for dispensing ice through the refrigerator compartment door of a bottom-mount refrigerator is disclosed.12-27-2012
20100199702REFRIGERATOR 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.08-12-2010
20110146325REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator includes a cabinet defining a storage compartment; a door configured to open and close the storage compartment, the door comprising an outer case and a door liner; an ice maker configured to generate ice cubes; an ice bin provided at the refrigerator door, the ice bin storing the ice cubes generated in the ice maker; a dispenser provided at the door, the dispenser dispensing the ice cubes stored in the ice bin; and a vacuum insulation panel disposed between the outer case and the ice bin to insulate the storage compartment from an outside.06-23-2011
20110146324REFRIGERATOR - Provided is a refrigerator including a slim refrigerator door. The refrigerator includes a storage compartment; a refrigerator door configured to open and close the storage compartment; an ice maker configured to generate ice cubes; an ice bin provided at the refrigerator door to receive the ice cubes generated in the ice maker and having a discharge opening through which the ice cubes are discharged; a motor provided at the refrigerator door; and at least one blade disposed within the ice bin, the at least one blade being operably connected to the motor, wherein at least one ice cube generated in the ice maker directly drop onto the at least one blade, and the at least one blade moves at least one ice cube stored in the ice bin to the discharge opening to discharge the at least one ice cube from the ice bin by an operation of the motor.06-23-2011
20130167575REFRIGERATOR - A structure of a driving apparatus capable of easily organizing a driving apparatus that is configured to drive an ejector of an ice maker, and preventing frost from being formed on inner compartments, the driving apparatus including a case and a driving module detachable to the inner side of the case, wherein the driving module includes an ice separating motor to drive the ejector, a circuit board to control an ice making process, an electro-motion member to deliver a rotational force of the ice separating motor to the ejector, and a module case to accommodate the components of the driving module.07-04-2013
20120240613ICE MAKING DEVICE - An ice making device may include an ice tray; a drive part which is provided with an output shaft to which the ice tray is attached and in which the ice tray is turned by turning of the output shaft; and a frame body to which the drive part is attached. A twisting operation is applied to the ice tray during a turning operation for separating ice pieces from the ice tray. The drive part may include a drive side attaching part. The frame body may include a frame body side attaching part. The frame body side attaching part and the drive side attaching part are fitted to each other along a direction that is perpendicular to the output shaft, thereby attaching the drive part to the frame body.09-27-2012
20130167576Refrigerator - A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator has a refrigerator body including a storage chamber to store foods, a door configured to open or close the storage chamber, an ice maker mounted on the door and an ice maker cover to at least partially cover the ice maker, the ice maker cover including a cool air inlet port for introducing cool air at an upper portion thereof. The ice maker includes a first guide coupled to a lower portion of the ice maker to guide cool air to pass through the lower portion of the ice maker and a second guide provided at an upper side of the ice maker to guide cool air introduced through the cool air inlet port to be branched off and flowed into the upper and lower portions of the ice maker.07-04-2013
20080223070REFRIGERATOR - 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
20080223069ICE MAKER EQUIPPED WITH A CONVECTION FAN - An ice maker equipped with a convection fan includes a control box, an ice making tray, a water intake unit and an ice sweeping shaft. The control box holds at least one convection fan and has at least one air inlet and one air outlet to allow the convection fan to generate cooling air convection to accelerate cooling speed and improve ice making efficiency.09-18-2008
20130174599REFRIGERATOR - A locking apparatus of an ice bucket of a refrigerator capable of simplifying the structure of the ice bucket while preventing the cool air of the ice making compartment from leaking and the ice bucket from being shaken, the refrigerator including a locking apparatus accommodating portion formed at a lower portion of the ice making compartment, a lever hingedly coupled to the locking apparatus accommodating portion, and an elastic member configured to elastically bias the lever, wherein the lever is configured to interfere with a locking projection of the ice bucket, and a button portion configured to adjust the position of the locking protrusion by rotating the lever, wherein a gasket mounting portion formed around an opening portion of the ice making compartment is formed to be extended to the inner side of the ice making compartment to make contact with the gasket mounting portion in a two-area contact manner.07-11-2013
20130098099REFRIGERATOR APPLIANCE WITH ICE DISPENSER - The present disclosure relates to an ice bucket for a refrigerator and methods of using the same. The ice bucket is mounted on a door of the refrigerator and includes a platform that is movable along a vertical axis from a lowered position at a bottom portion of the ice bucket to a raised position at a top portion of the ice bucket.04-25-2013
20080202144REFRIGERATOR - In the related art refrigerator, its structure for supplying water to a dispenser and water tank was complicated. In addition, since an icemaker is installed in a refrigerating chamber of the refrigerator, there is a problem in that the water supplied into the icemaker is frozen. Furthermore, if the icemaker is installed in the freezing chamber of the refrigerator in which the refrigerating chamber is formed at a lower portion thereof and a refrigerating chamber is formed at an upper portion thereof, there is another problem in that it is difficult to control the temperature in the refrigerating chamber or ice-making capability of the icemaker is lowered.08-28-2008
20080202143REFRIGERATOR - In the related art refrigerator, its structure for supplying water to a dispenser and water tank was complicated. In addition, since an icemaker is installed in a refrigerating chamber of the refrigerator, there is a problem in that the water supplied into the icemaker is frozen. Furthermore, if the icemaker is installed in the freezing chamber of the refrigerator in which the refrigerating chamber is formed at a lower portion thereof and a refrigerating chamber is formed at an upper portion thereof, there is another problem in that it is difficult to control the temperature in the refrigerating chamber or ice-making capability of the icemaker is lowered.08-28-2008
20100287970ICE BANK FIXATION DEVICING FOR REFRIGERATOR AND A REFRIGERATOR COMPRISING THE SAME - Provided are an ice bank fixation device for a refrigerator, and a refrigerator including the ice bank fixation device. The ice bank fixation device includes a first coupling part disposed at an ice bank and a second coupling part. The second coupling part is configured to keep the ice bank at a position attached to a backside of a refrigerator door by an interlocking motion with the second coupling part.11-18-2010
20120272678ICE-MAKING DEVICE FOR REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator including a main body having a storage chamber, a door provided to the main body to selectively open or close the storage chamber, the door including an outer door defining a front external appearance of the door, and a door liner defining a rear external appearance of the door, the door liner including support steps vertically extending along both sides of the door liner, a liner plate interconnecting the support steps, and a seating step horizontally extending from the door liner, the support steps and the seating step defining an installation space, an ice bank removably located on the door liner, and an ice maker cover located above the ice bank.11-01-2012
20110271706REFRIGERATOR WITH A WATER AND ICE DISPENSER HAVING AN IMPROVED ICE CHUTE AIR SEAL - A refrigerator having an ice and water dispenser has a seal to sealingly engage the ice compartment when the refrigerator door is closed. The seal is flexible to accommodate manufacturing tolerance. The seal may be impregnated with a friction reducing agent to increase life of the seal.11-10-2011
20110302951REFRIGERATOR, ICE MAKER FOR A REFRIGERATOR, AND METHOD FOR MAKING ICE - An ice maker for a refrigerator and a method for making ice are provided. The ice maker includes an ice-making tray configured to be disposed at one side of a refrigerating chamber, that stores water to be used to make ice, and an ice-making pipe that freezes the water stored in the ice-making tray. In an ice-releasing process, the ice-making tray is instantly heated by applying power thereto.12-15-2011
20110302950ICE MAKER AND ICE STORAGE COMPARTMENT AIR FLOW SYSTEM - A refrigerator has an air duct that brings a supply of chilled air to an air flow pathway that leads to an ice maker. A low profile impeller within the pathway forces the chilled air toward the ice maker. A curved vane guides the flow of air towards the ice maker. An impinger with a plurality of nozzles focuses the air flow from the impeller onto the ice maker.12-15-2011
20120017627APPARATUS FOR PURIFYING WATER - An apparatus for purifying water comprises: a cold water unit configured to store cold water therein; an ice making unit configured to make the cold water into ice cubes; a first heat exchanger configured to supply cold air to the ice making unit; and a second heat exchanger configured to supply cold air to the cold water unit. Since the heat exchangers are individually disposed at the cold water unit and the ice making unit, the temperature of the cold water supplied from the cold water unit may be easily controlled. Furthermore, this may allow the cold water to be supplied to a user with a uniform temperature.01-26-2012
20120024001REFRIGERATOR WITH ICE DISPENSER - The present invention relates to a refrigerator having an ice dispenser, and according to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a refrigerator including a refrigerator body having a freezing chamber located at a lower portion thereof and a refrigerating chamber located at an upper portion of the freezing chamber; an ice maker located in the freezing chamber; a first ice bank located in the freezing chamber to store ice made by the ice maker; an ice dispenser located at an inner side of the refrigerating chamber; and an ice transfer means configured to transfer the ice stored in the first ice bank to the ice dispenser.02-02-2012
20130205825ICE 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.08-15-2013

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