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312 - Supports: cabinet structure

312400000 - SPACED INSULATED WALL

312401000 - Refrigerator cabinet

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20100072870REFRIGERATOR WITH HOME BAR - A refrigerator with a home bar is provided, the refrigerator comprising: a main body of the refrigerator having a cooling chamber; a refrigerator door configured to open or close the cooling chamber and having an opening; and a home bar including a housing coupled to the opening and having a storage space therein, a home bar door for opening or closing the opening, and a home bar door driving unit for driving the home bar door to open or close the opening, whereby a gap increasing between the home bar door and the opening can be avoided so as to prevent leakage of cold air.03-25-2010
20130076222REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator provided with a door having the height thereof easily adjustable, the refrigerator including a hinge bracket configured to connect a body to a door of the refrigerator, a hinge shaft coupled to the hinge bracket so as to enable ascending and descending, and a door support on which a lower surface of the door is placed, wherein the hinge shaft includes a shaft adjusting part formed at an upper side of the hinge bracket to easily rotate the hinge shift. A user allows the hinge shaft and the door support by rotating the shaft adjusting part, thereby adjusting the door supported by the door support.03-28-2013
20090261703Refrigerator with framed door - With a domestic appliance comprising a carcass (10-22-2009
20100109497Refrigerator and/or Freezer - The present invention relates to a refrigerator and/or freezer with a door or flap for closing the appliance interior, with a hinge, by means of which the door or flap can be swivelled relative to the body of the appliance, wherein the hinge includes means for producing a closing force acting in closing direction of the door or flap, and with a damper which at least over a part of the closing movement of the door or flap applies a force directed against the closing movement of the door or flap, wherein the means for producing a closing force include an eccentric and means which exert a force that acts on the eccentric and is dependent on the opening angle of the door or flap.05-06-2010
20120181912HEIGHT ADJUSTING MECHANISM AND REFRIGERATOR COMPRISING THE SAME - A height adjusting mechanism comprises a hinge shaft, an adjusting member for driving the hinge shaft to rotate around an axis of the hinge shaft, a constraining member for constraining a movement of the adjusting member in an axial direction of the hinge shaft and a base with the constraining member fixedly connected thereto, in which the hinge shaft connected with the base can be lifted in the axial direction of the hinge shaft under the driving of the adjusting member. A refrigerator comprising the height adjusting mechanism is also provided.07-19-2012
20120181911REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator with a sterilization device. The sterilization device mounted at an upper surface of a storage chamber includes a housing formed, at a front surface thereof, with an ion outlet while being formed, at a base surface thereof, with an air inlet, an ion generating unit arranged in rear of the ion outlet to generate ions, a blast unit slantingly arranged at a position adjacent to the air inlet, and a guide portion formed to protrude at an upper surface of the housing which faces the blast unit, thereby enabling improvement in sterilization efficiency.07-19-2012
20100327720REFRIGERATOR AND REFRIGERATOR DOOR - There is provided a door of a refrigerator including: a door assembly which defines the appearance of the refrigerator door; an exterior member which is provided ahead of the door assembly to emit light; a connection member which connects the exterior member to the door assembly; a connection space which is formed between the door assembly and connection member; and a light-emitting means which is disposed at the connection space and emits light to the exterior member. There is an advantage in that it is possible to prevent dazzling of users, since the exterior member is not exposed to the outside and light is emitted via an end of the exterior member.12-30-2010
20130049562REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator may include a sub hinge connecting a main door to a sub door, and a main hinge connecting the main door to a main body of the refrigerator. The sub hinge is not connected to the main hinge, to prevent interference during door movement and to minimize leakage of cool air. A single latch assembly may allow both the main door and the sub door to be smoothly opened and secured, to reduce manufacturing costs and enhance reliability with respect to a simultaneous operation of the latch.02-28-2013
20130162133WINE PRESENTER - A wine presenter is provided for presenting one or more bottles of wine. The wine presenter has a base portion configured to support the wine presenter, a foot portion operatively coupled to a bottom side of the base portion and configured to rest the wine presenter on a surface, and an elongated portion having a bottom end, a top end, a front side, and a back side. The elongated portion is operatively coupled to the base portion at the bottom end and extends in an orthogonal direction from the base portion and the elongated portion has one or more grooves configured to hold at least a portion of a wine bottle. The wine presenter is configured to hold one or more wine bottles on both the front side and the back side of the elongated portion of the wine presenter.06-27-2013
20100231111REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator includes a main body defining a storage chamber, a door opening and closing the storage chamber, and a pivot guide unit connecting the door to the main body and varying a distance between a pivot shaft of the door and the main body in response to a pivot motion of the door.09-16-2010
20090102342System of refrigeration and/or freezing appliances - A system of refrigerator units and/or freezer units of different widths, in particular a system of built-in refrigerator units and/or freezer units, is provided with the appliances having a carcass as well as a coolant circuit, parts of the carcass and/or of the refrigeration circuit being made identically in appliances of different widths and the system including at least two different sets of appliance side walls for the width compensation.04-23-2009
20100270900Refrigerator with door opening device - A refrigerator with a door opening device. The door opening device includes a first rotating frame and a second rotating frame rotatably hinged to an upper end and a lower end of the door, a handle extended in the longitudinal direction of the door, and provided with one end connected to one end of the first rotating frame and the other end connected to one end of the second rotating frame, and a stopper unit to selectively restrict rotation of at least one of the first rotating frame and the second rotating frame relative to the door.10-28-2010
20090009042DISPENSER RELATED TECHNOLOGY - Refrigerator including a door, a dispenser mounted to the door, the dispenser having a dispensing opening for dispensing content, a button and tray combination device for controlling the dispensing of the content, as well as holding residue from the dispensing opening after the dispensing of the content, and a sensing device for sensing a height of the residue in the button and tray combination device.01-08-2009
20110187255Home bar door and refrigerator having the same - A refrigerator including a refrigerator body, a door to open and close the front of the refrigerator body, the door having an opening, a home bar door to open and close the opening, and a hinge device provided at the home bar door, wherein the hinge device includes a hinge shaft, a damper including a case, a first rotation member rotatably disposed in the case, a second rotation member configured to be rotated together with the first rotation member, and a fluid contained in the case to apply rotational resistance to the first rotation member, and an elastic member coupled to the damper to apply force in the direction in which the door is opened, the second rotation member including a fixing part to fix the hinge shaft, a receiving part to receive the elastic member, and a coupling part coupled to the first rotation member.08-04-2011
20110062844REFRIGERATOR - The refrigerator includes the following parts. A heat-insulating main body has openings in a front side. A divider divides inside of the heat-insulating main body into side by side so as to form a first storage compartment and a second storage compartment having a width smaller than a width of the first storage compartment. The first door turns to open and close at the first storage compartment, and has a vertical axis that extends in an anterior portion of a side wall of the heat-insulating main body. The second door turns to open and close at the second storage compartment, and has a vertical axis that extends in an anterior portion of a side wall of the heat-insulating main body. A concavity part is vertically provided at a front side of an free end of the first door.03-17-2011
20100084955DOOR APPARATUS OF REFRIGERATOR AND DAMPING APPARATUS OF THE SAME - Disclosed are a door apparatus for a refrigerator and a damping apparatus for the same. The door apparatus for the refrigerator comprises: a main door for opening/closing the interior of a refrigerator, a sub-door for opening/closing the interior of the refrigerator through a portion of the main door, a sub-door frame disposed on the main door and supporting the sub-door, and a damper disposed at the sub-door frame to reduce an impact due to the pivotal movement of the sub-door. With a damping force required when the door is opened/closed and a more simplified structure of the door, a door design of higher tightness can be implemented.04-08-2010
20090273265PORTABLE ACTIVE CRYO CONTAINER - A portable active cyro container for maintaining product at refrigerated and/or cryogenic temperatures. Said container comprising a control system to monitor and control the flow of cooling air from a bunker section to at least one material storage section wherein temperature sensitive product is contained.11-05-2009
20090284116Refrigerator or Freezer Comprising a Reinforcement Frame - A refrigeration device, in particular a refrigerator and/or freezer, comprising a housing with a top, a base, lateral walls and at least one door that is attached by hinges. A reinforcement frame, to which the door is attached by the hinges, is provided on the housing. The invention is characterised in that with the aid of the reinforcement frame a particular mechanical stability is achieved for the housing, allowing even large and heavy doors to be reliably attached and remain operationally safe.11-19-2009
20090289536REFRIGERATOR - The present invention discloses a refrigerator including a refrigerator main body, a refrigerator door for opening and closing the refrigerator mainbody, a hinge assembly for connecting the refrigerator door to the refrigerator main body to be openable and closable, a hinge cover for covering the hinge assembly, and a multimedia device positioned inside the hinge cover. This configuration can improve the spatial efficiency of the refrigerator. In addition the multimedia device has higher stability when it is positioned outside the refrigerator than inside the refrigerator of high humidity.11-26-2009
20090261701Damping unit and refrigerator having the same - Disclosed is a refrigerator. The refrigerator includes a body, a refrigerator door for opening/closing a front surface of the body, with the refrigerator door having an opening, an auxiliary door for opening/closing the opening of the refrigerator door, and a damping unit coupled to a hinge shaft of the auxiliary door to control an opening/closing speed of the auxiliary door. The damping unit includes a case, a rotating member rotatably installed in the case, oil filled in the case to apply resistance against rotation of the rotating member, a fixing member coupled to an end portion of a rotating shaft of the rotating member to rotate together with the rotating member, and an elastic member provided between the case and the fixing member to apply elastic force to the fixing member in a direction opposite to an opening direction of the auxiliary door. It is possible to stably rotate the auxiliary door while controlling the rotational speed of the auxiliary door.10-22-2009
20080238279HOME-BAR DOOR AND THE MANUFACTURING METHOD - Provided is a home-bar door and a method of manufacturing the home-bar door. The home-bar door includes a first case, an insulating plate, and a second case. The first case forms a portion of an exterior of the home-bar door, and the insulating plate is disposed in the first case as a separate component. The second case is configured to be coupled to the first case to cover the insulating plate and form the exterior of the home-bar door. Therefore, since the first and second cases can be coupled to each other after disposing the insulating plate between the first and second cases, the home-bar door can be efficiently manufactured and have good quality.10-02-2008
20120038259Refrigerator - Disclosed herein is a refrigerator including a main body provided with storage chambers, doors to open and close the storage chambers, and lower hinge modules to enable one side of the lower end of each door to be rotatably installed on the main body. The main body includes a main frame integrally forming a lower surface and both side surfaces of the main body and the rear ends of the lower hinge modules are installed on the outer lower surface of the main frame, and thus the thickness of the lower end of the main body is minimized, thereby maximizing the storage capacity of the main body having a designated height as far as a heat insulating ability is not lowered.02-16-2012
20130119847REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator may include a refrigerator body with a storage space defined therein, a door frame rotatably coupled to the refrigerator body to open and close the storage space, a transparent molded body coupled to a front surface of the door frame, and a glass panel coupled to a front of the transparent molded body. The transparent molded body may include a three-dimensional pattern formed on a surface thereof, and the glass panel may include a two-dimensional pattern having a gradation in at least one of brightness, saturation and hue.05-16-2013
20130119848REFRIGERATOR AND ANTI-INSECT UNIT FOR REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator and an anti-insect unit accommodating a repellent and installed on a refrigerator leg for supporting a refrigerator cabinet, thereby repelling or eradicating insects from the refrigerator and a space for accommodating the refrigerator.05-16-2013
20100141107Refrigerator and method of controlling the same - A refrigerator equipped with a door opening device opening doors by driving a motor and a method of controlling the same. In the method of controlling the refrigerator includes a door opening device including a plurality of sliding bars selectively opening first and second doors, a motor opening the first door or the second door by moving back and forth the sliding bars in directions opposite to each other, a plurality of position detectors detecting at least one protrusion provided at one side of the sliding bar, a switch unit inputting door opening signals, and a controller controlling operation of the first door and the second door according to the door opening signals. If door opening signals used to open the first and second doors, the door opening device is controlled so that the first and second doors are easily open/closed.06-10-2010
20120104922HINGE DEVICE AND ULTRA-DEEP FREEZER USING THE SAME - A hinge device features improved ease of installation/removal of covers thereof to/from mounting bases thereof. The hinge device, which has mounting bases and knuckles, is connected such that it swings on a hinge pin inserted in the knuckles. The covers conceal mounting screws of the mounting bases. Each of the mounting bases has recesses formed in a side surface on a non-supporting side, grooves which are formed in a side surface adjacent to both ends in the axial direction of the hinge pin and which extend to a side surface, and an engaged portion concavely formed in each of the groove. The inner side of the cover has engaging portions which are inserted in the groove and which detachably engages with the engaged portion when the cover is installed, and also has protruding streaks which enter into and engage with the recesses.05-03-2012
20090184615System for Anchoring the Seal to a Refrigerator - A refrigerator, the construction of which provides for the use of a seal (07-23-2009
20090015124REFRIGERATOR - Refrigerator which enables smooth fastening of a handle thereto, and prevents damage to a front of a door during fastening of the handle.01-15-2009
20110140585REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator that includes a storage room and a door configured to provide or prevent access to the storage room is described. In the refrigerator, a hinge assembly connects the door to the storage room at a height relative that can be adjusted by operating the hinge assembly. To do so, the hinge assembly includes a hinge shaft having a screw thread and an adjustment member movable along the hinge shaft. Thus, the hinge assembly supports the door and allows adjustment to the height of the door relative to the storage room.06-16-2011
20090261702Home appliance with anti-trap protection - A home appliance includes a carcass, a door joined to the carcass with a hinge for closure of an interior compartment of the carcass, a superimposed decor panel spaced from the door by a gap, a first fitting part mounted in the gap on the decor panel, and a deformable cover piece extending from a side wall of the carcass adjacent to the hinge into the gap and having an extension which reaches through a passage between the first fitting part and the decor panel from a hinge-side edge of the decor panel and abuts a side of the first fitting part facing away from the hinge-side edge of the decor panel.10-22-2009
20090224644Sliding lid for a refrigerator and/or freezer and refrigerator and/or freezer with a sliding lid - The present invention relates to a sliding lid for a refrigerator and/or freezer, comprising a frame and a pane or plate connected with the frame, wherein the pane or plate is arched and one or more latching profiles are provided, which are connected with the frame by a latching connection such that the pane or plate is fixed between the frame and the latching profile(s).09-10-2009
20080246380HOME BAR AND REFRIGERATOR INCLUDING THE HOME BAR - Provided are a home bar and a refrigerator including the home bar. The home bar includes a home-bar frame, a home-bar door, and a damping hinge. The home-bar frame is mounted on a refrigerator door around an opening formed through the refrigerator door. The home-bar door is rotatably mounted on the home-bar frame for selectively opening and closing the opening. The damping hinge is detachably installed on the home-bar frame and is coupled to a side of the home-bar door for dampening a rotation force of the home-bar door. Therefore, the home bar can be easily repaired or replaced with low costs.10-09-2008
20090021130Door for Structure for Presenting and Displaying Goods - The invention refers to a door for merchandise display cabinets that show refrigerated or frozen merchandise, features a vertical opening for accessing the merchandise space, is subdivided into compartments arranged vertically on top of each other, and its front part that is accessible by the customer can be closed with transparent doors and be moved horizontally. These doors have been executed as frameless insulating glass planes on which swivel bolts have been directly arranged on the insulating glass pane.01-22-2009
20090243453GASKET AND REFRIGERATOR THEREWITH - The present invention relates to gaskets (10-01-2009
20090251039Refrigerating and/or freezing apparatus - A refrigerator and/or freezer is provided with a carcass and door, which by a bearing can be swivelled relative to the carcass of the appliance. The bearing includes a bearing block connected with the carcass of the appliance, a bearing bolt and an adjusting member, preferably an adjusting plate. The bearing block includes at least one recess or bore through which the bearing bolt extends and on whose edge portion the head of the bearing bolt rests. The adjusting member includes a bore with an internal thread and is arranged with the bearing block received between the head of the bearing bolt and adjusting member. The bearing bolt has an external thread which is in engagement with the internal thread of the adjusting member. The recess or bore of the bearing block is configured such that the adjusting member with the bearing bolt is movable relative to the bearing block when the bearing bolt is loosened.10-08-2009
20100176701REFRIGERATOR AND/OR FREEZER - The present invention relates to an arrangement for guiding a cable from a body of a furniture element or appliance to a closure element, which can be swivelled relative to the body by means of a hinge and by means of which the body can be closed, wherein the arrangement includes at least one first holding member and at least one second holding member for guiding the cable, wherein the first holding member is arranged on a first part of the hinge and wherein the second holding member is arranged on a second part of the hinge, which is movable relative to the first part of the hinge.07-15-2010
20100156260DOMESTIC APPLIANCE - A domestic appliance having a heat-insulated door with an inner and outer wall that are connected to each other along the longitudinal edges of the walls and wherein the walls delimit an interspace to heat-insulate the door. At least one closing element is connected to the transverse edges of the inner wall and/or the outer wall. An opening of the closing element receives a hinge pin and a sleeve is attached to the inner side of the closing element. The sleeve has internal hollow space located behind the opening in the direction of the interspace.06-24-2010
20100181883REINFORCING COMPONENT FOR REFRIGERATOR - The reinforcing component for a refrigerator, which is formed by mixing a base material as a synthetic resin material and a supplement component formed by arranging reinforcing fibers according to a pultrusion method, and combined with one or more portions of on one portion of an inner side of an outer case of the refrigerator to contact with foam, a corner of the bottom of the refrigerator or in a mechanic chamber of the refrigerator, an outer plate or an inner plate of a door of the refrigerator, and the interior of a side wall forming an inner space of the refrigerator can reduce the weight of the refrigerator while maintaining the strength.07-22-2010
20130214664VACUUM INSULATION GLASS PANEL AND REFRIGERATOR HAVING THE SAME - A vacuum insulation glass panel includes a pair of insulation glass stacked with a predetermined interval therebetween, a plurality of spacers to support the pair of insulation glass at multiple points within a support area defined in a vacuum layer between the pair of insulation glass, and a non-conductive sealing portion disposed along edges of the pair of insulation glass to make the support area air-tight from the exterior. Also, a refrigerator with the vacuum insulation glass panel is disclosed. Therefore, the non-conductive sealing portion is located at the edge portions of the pair of insulation glass, which are stacked by each other to define the vacuum layer, which allows preventing of a shape deformation due to changes in external temperature and reducing of heat transfer coefficient down to a predetermined level.08-22-2013
20100001624REFRIGERATOR COMPRISING A TELESCOPIC PULL-OUT MECHANISM - A refrigerator is provided that includes a carcass, a door, and a support for goods to be cooled. The support is mounted within the carcass via telescopic pull-out mechanisms for extending movement outwardly of the carcass and retracting movement inwardly relative to the carcass. A shell covers each telescopic pull-out mechanism on a top side, a longitudinal side facing the support, and a front side facing the door thereof.01-07-2010
20090039751Refrigerator and method for the operation thereof - A method for operating a refrigerator having two movably connected housing parts, a frame and a door which jointly delimit a heat-insulated interior, as well as a seal that is fastened to a first of the housing parts and contacts the other of the housing parts in an airtight manner in the closed position of both housing parts. The method includes a step in which the airtight contact between the seal and the second housing part is prevented for a specific period of time along a section of the seal while the sealing contact between the seal and the second housing part is subsequently restored along said section of the seal in a step. The invention also relates to a refrigerator for carrying out the method.02-12-2009
20090167131REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator includes a body having a compartment in the body and a door for opening and closing the compartment, an electrical device movable with respect to the body along a first direction, a conductor electrically connecting the electrical device with the body, and a winding device to apply a tension to the conductor in the first direction toward the compartment.07-02-2009
20120032572Refrigerator having gap adjuster - A refrigerator having a gap adjuster includes a main body, at least one door to open and close the main body, and the gap adjuster located between the main body and the at least one door such that a length of the gap adjuster is increased or decreased so as to adjust a gap between the main body and the at least one door.02-09-2012
20110241512Refrigerator door opening device and refrigerator having the same - A refrigerator including a body, a door movably coupled to the body, a gasket installed at a rear surface of the door to establish a gasket seal between the door and the body when the door is in a closed position, a first mount provided at a first location of the door located adjacent to a left edge portion of the door, a second mount provided at a second location of the door located adjacent to a right edge portion of the door, and a door opening device to cause the gasket seal to break between the door and the body, the door opening device including a pivoting member mounted to the door, first and second operating portions and a first push unit mounted to a first mount to press against the body when being pressed by the first operating portion of the pivoting member.10-06-2011
20110018415REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator is disclosed. An object of the present invention is to provide a refrigerator which can prevent a door configured to open and close a storage chamber sliding-movably from shaking rightward and leftward. A refrigerator includes a cabinet comprising a storage chamber, a door configured to open and close the storage chamber sliding-movably, and a guide member coupled to the door to prevent the door from shaking in a predetermined direction different from the direction of the door opening, the guide member sliding-movable with respect to a bottom surface of the storage chamber.01-27-2011
20110001414APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING LEVEL OF REFRIGERATOR - An apparatus for adjusting the level of a refrigerator includes: a main body; a guide groove formed to be level in a forward/backward direction of the main body; a movement unit inserted in the guide groove and moving in the direction in which the main body is inclined; a contact point part formed at one of both ends of the guide groove and selectively connected to the movement unit; and a notifying unit informing about whether or not the contact point part is connected. When the refrigerator is installed, an installation technician can recognize whether or not the refrigerator is installed to be level regardless of a skilled degree of the installation technician, so the installation time can be shortened and a service satisfaction of consumers can be increased.01-06-2011
20110001413REFRIGERATOR AND HINGE ASSEMBLY OF THE SAME - The present embodiment provides a hinge assembly of a refrigerator. The hinge assembly includes a bracket; a shaft rotatably supported by the bracket and providing a rotation center of a door; a transfer unit transferring selectively rotatory power of the door to the shaft in order to move the shaft upward and downward; and an operating unit operating the transfer unit.01-06-2011
20100219732Refrigeration Device Comprising an Insulation Strip for Thermally Decoupling the Lateral Walls - A refrigeration device, in particular a refrigerator and/or freezer, comprising a housing with a top, a base, lateral walls and a rear wall as external walls, a door, an interior compartment situated in the housing and surrounded by internal walls and a front frame for thermally decoupling the internal walls from the external walls, the lateral walls being thermally insulated from the other walls by an additional insulation strip. The invention is characterised in that the entry of heat from the exterior into the interior compartment via the lateral walls can be significantly reduced by the thermal decoupling of said lateral walls, thus significantly increasing the efficiency of the refrigeration device.09-02-2010
20110241513VACUUM HEAT INSULATING MATERIAL, HEAT INSULATING BOX USING VACUUM HEAT INSULATING MATERIAL, REFRIGERATOR, REFRIGERATING/AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS, WATER HEATER, EQUIPMENTS, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF VACUUM HEAT INSULATING MATERIAL - A highly reliable vacuum heat insulating material having excellent processability, usability and heat insulating performance and a heat insulating box using the vacuum heat insulating material are provided. A vacuum heat insulating material related to the present invention includes: a core material structured by a laminated structure of an organic fiber assembly formed by forming an organic fiber into a sheet shape and cutting an end face with a predetermined length, and having a core material opening portion formed by a through hole or a notch with cutting; a gas-barrier outer cover material containing the core material inside, having a sealing portion for sealing surrounding of the sheet-shaped organic fiber assembly and surrounding of the core material opening portion, and hermetically sealing an inside with almost vacuum status by sealing the sealing portion; and an outer cover material opening portion provided at the outer cover material under a status in which the sealing portion provided at the surrounding of the sheet-shaped organic fiber assembly and the surrounding of the core material opening portion is sealed, being a through hole or a notch which is smaller than the core material opening portion with a sealed amount, and a long fiber being equal to or longer than a length of the sheet is used for the organic fiber.10-06-2011
20110241514VACUUM HEAT INSULATING MATERIAL, HEAT INSULATING BOX USING VACUUM HEAT INSULATING MATERIAL, REFRIGERATOR, REFRIGERATING/AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS, WATER HEATER, EQUIPMENTS, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF VACUUM HEAT INSULATING MATERIAL - A highly reliable vacuum heat insulating material having excellent processability, usability and heat insulating performance and a heat insulating box using the vacuum heat insulating material are provided. A vacuum heat insulating material related to the present invention includes: a core material structured by a laminated structure of an organic fiber assembly formed by forming an organic fiber into a sheet shape and cutting an end face with a predetermined length, and having a core material opening portion formed by a through hole or a notch with cutting; a gas-barrier outer cover material containing the core material inside, having a sealing portion for sealing surrounding of the sheet-shaped organic fiber assembly and surrounding of the core material opening portion, and hermetically sealing an inside with almost vacuum status by sealing the sealing portion; and an outer cover material opening portion provided at the outer cover material under a status in which the sealing portion provided at the surrounding of the sheet-shaped organic fiber assembly and the surrounding of the core material opening portion is sealed, being a through hole or a notch which is smaller than the core material opening portion with a sealed amount, and a long fiber being equal to or longer than a length of the sheet is used for the organic fiber.10-06-2011
20110175509REFRIGERATED CABINET WITH DOOR ASSEMBLY - A refrigerated cabinet includes a door assembly for closing a cooling chamber. The door assembly includes a door supported by pivot bearings being configured to pivot about a vertical axis between a closed position and an opened position. Rails arranged substantially parallel to a side wall of the refrigerated cabinet are configured to displaceably support the pivot bearings of the door. The door is displaceable in the rails between a use position in front of the cooling chamber, in which the door is pivotable between the opened position and the closed position, and a parking position next to the cooling chamber, in which the door cannot be pivoted.07-21-2011
20090039750Adjusting rail - A door is provided for a built-in household appliance and an adjusting rail for holding a trim panel is arranged on the door. The adjusting rail includes a base panel arranged between the trim panel and the door, with that side facing the trim panel having a depression formed therein that extends transversely over the base panel.02-12-2009
20110074263HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE WITH A DOOR COMPRISING A BRAKING DEVICE - A household appliance including a door that tilts about a tilt axis; a braking device to dampen a tilt motion of the door; and a transferring unit to transfer rotation of the tilt axis to a braking axis during the tilt motion of the door. The braking axis is offset relative to the tilt axis and the braking device is in functional cooperation with the braking axis.03-31-2011
20110068671COMBINATION OF A HINGE FOR DOORS OR WINGS AND A DAMPING DEVICE - Described is a combination of a hinge for doors or wings and a damping device in which the hinge (03-24-2011
20100244646REFRIGERATION UNIT WITH FRAMED DOOR - An appliance having a carcass, a door hinged onto the carcass, and a frame attached to the carcass surrounding edges of the door. In an exemplary embodiment, on at least one hinge-side sidewall of the carcass, the frame may form at least one sidewall of an open slot, and a leaf-type anti-trap element may extend in an outward direction from the door into the open slot.09-30-2010
20080231159Refrigerator Door and Method of Manufacture Thereof - The present invention relates to a refrigerator in which a front of a door is made of a glass plate and a display portion for showing and controlling a condition of the refrigerator is positioned on the rear of the glass plate not to protrude outward. The present invention comprises a door main body including: an outer door 09-25-2008
20080284301REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator includes an opening assist. The opening assist includes a connecting rod and a push rod. The opening assist is disposed in a door handle. The opening assist can be rotated by a user so as to push an end of the opening assist against a main body of the refrigerator for opening a door of the refrigerator. Therefore, the door of the refrigerator can be opened and closed more easily, and thus user can use the refrigerator more conveniently.11-20-2008
20080203877REFRIGERATOR - 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
20120262047Refrigerator and/or Freezer Unit - The present invention relates to a refrigerator/freezer having doors in turn having seals, with the seals in the closed state of the doors sealing the region between the doors, the seal of at least one door movable into a position at least regionally having-larger spacing from the seal of the other door than in the closed position, at least one cam moving on opening and closing the door, and the cam contacting both the door and the seal to move the seal from the first to second position when the door is opened.10-18-2012
20100259147EXTERIOR COMPONENTS OF HOME APPLIANCE - Provided is an exterior component of a home appliance. The exterior component of the home appliance includes a first exterior component and a second exterior component. The first exterior component defines one portion of the exterior of the home appliance. The second exterior component defines the other portion of the exterior of the home appliance. The second exterior component has a material different from that of the first exterior component. The second exterior component has the same surface pattern as that of the first exterior component.10-14-2010
20120146479REFRIGERATOR AND DOOR OPENING APPARATUS THEREOF - A refrigerator having a main body having at least one storeroom, at least one door hinged to the main body to open and close the storeroom, and a door opening apparatus gradually decreasing a magnetic binding force between the door and the main body as a rotation angle of the door is increased.06-14-2012
20120146478COOLING DEVICE WITH SPACING ELEMENT - A refrigerator having a deep freeze compartment door with an aluminum profile having lateral coverings at both sides and an additional guiding means mounted on a panel fixing element. The panel fixing element is embedded with the outer part of the door such that an ornamental spacing element is fixed to the guiding element and to the lateral coverings such that an easier on site mounting is obtained and a more appealing visual effect is achieved.06-14-2012
20110080083HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE - A household appliance that includes a housing having an opening; a door rotatable about a first rotation axis to selectively open or close the opening; and a braking system to damp a rotational movement of the door when the door is opened or closed. The braking system includes a damper and a transmission unit that is coupled between the door and the damper to be driven by the door and for transmitting a movement of the door to the damper.04-07-2011
20110095669REFRIGERATOR VACUUM INSULATION APPLICATION - A refrigerator wall has an outer shell an inner liner, a cavity formed by the outer shell and the inner liner, insulation filling the cavity, and a vacuum insulation panel positioned in the cavity such that at least one edge of the vacuum insulation panel is located in a substantially maximum volume of insulation.04-28-2011
20100026155HINGE ASSEMBLY FOR REFRIGERATOR - The present invention relates to a hinge assembly for a refrigerator. The present invention provides a hinge assembly for a refrigerator, which supports a refrigerator door for selectively opening and closing a storage space provided in a refrigerator main body, comprising: a fastening bracket provided in the main body and having a portion penetrating an upper surface of the main body and protruding upward; a hinge plate fixed to the upper surface of the main body by means of the fastening bracket penetrating the upper surface of the main body and protruding upward, the hinge plate pivotably plate supporting the door to pivot with respect to the main body; a hinge cover for shielding the fastening bracket and the hinge plate from the outside; and a fastener for fastening the hinge plate and the hinge cover to the upper surface of the main body at once. According to the present invention, it is possible to install a door to a refrigerator main body.02-04-2010
20090273264FLAPPER MECHANISM FOR A REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator has a housing and first and second doors. The first door mounted to the housing for rotation about a first pivot axis. The second door is mounted to the housing for rotation about a second pivot axis. The refrigerator further includes a flapper mechanism having a main body portion mounted to the door by at least one hinge member for movement between first position and a second position. The flapper mechanism is movable from the first position to the second position in response to movement of the first door from an open position to a closed position. The flapper mechanism includes a stop member carried by the main body portion. The stop member is biased into engagement with the hinge member to normally maintain the main body portion in the first position.11-05-2009
20120038257Refrigerator - Disclosed herein is a refrigerator including a main body provided with storage chambers, doors rotatably installed at sides of the main body to open and close the storage chambers, an opening provided on any one of the doors, a sub-door to open and close the opening, and a locking device to maintain a state in which the opening is closed by the sub-door. At least a part of the locking device is embedded in a region of the door adjacent to the upper portion of the opening, thereby minimizing the width of a sub-door support part provided at the opening to support the rear surface of the sub-door.02-16-2012
20110115355APPLIANCE DOOR - The present invention relates to a door for an appliance. The door has a front panel and a rear panel and edges extending between the front panel and rear panel to create an internal cavity between the front panel and the rear panel. A filler material is contained in the internal cavity, and an intermediate material is interposed between a rear surface of the front panel and the filler material. The intermediate material or front panel is adapted to retain the front panel relative to the filler material by a magnetic field and release a portion of the front panel relative to the filler material upon excessive localized deformation of the filler material.05-19-2011
20110304252DOOR MODULE FOR A REFRIGERATED CASE - A door module for a refrigerated case includes a central panel with a peripheral flange. A first panel is disposed on one side of the central panel and is supported by the flange. A second panel is disposed on another side of the central panel and is supported by the flange. A first seal is disposed between the first side of the flange and the first panel, and a second seal is disposed between the second side of the flange and the second panel. A channel with a desiccant material is disposed within the flange. A first opening extends from the channel to a first space between the first panel and the central panel, and a second opening extends from the channel to a second space between the second panel and the central panel. A frame is coupled to the flange and overlaps the first and second panels.12-15-2011
20110304253REFRIGERATED CASE WITH THERMAL DOOR FRAME - A temperature controlled display device includes a body portion at least partially defining an interior space for storing refrigerated or frozen objects therein. The display device includes a frame coupled to the body portion, where the frame defines at least one opening and a door is coupled thereto for movement between a closed position and open position to permit access to the interior space through the opening. The frame includes two parallel vertical members and two parallel horizontal members. A lighting device is coupled to an interior surface of at least one of the vertical members, to illuminate the interior space. A thermally conductive member is disposed within the vertical member and extends at least partially along the length of the vertical members to transfer heat from the lighting device to an exterior surface of the vertical member.12-15-2011
20110304254DOOR CLOSING CONTROL AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTIVITY SYSTEM FOR REFRIGERATED CASE - A temperature-controlled case is provided including a frame and a door coupled to the frame and pivotable about a pivot axis between a closed position and an open position. The door includes a passage that interchangeably receives a door closure control assembly at one of the top or the bottom of the door, and an electrical connectivity system at the other of the top or the bottom of the door. The electrical connectivity system includes a first electrical connector coupled to the door, and a second electrical connector coupled to the frame so that the first and second electrical connectors are engaged when the door is coupled to the frame. The door closure control assembly includes a torsion spring that is fixed at one end to the door and fixed at another end to the frame, so that when the door is opened the torsion spring provides an increasing force to urge the door toward the closed position.12-15-2011
20120038258Refrigerator - Disclosed herein is a refrigerator including a main body provided with storage chambers, doors to open and close the storage chambers, upper hinge modules to enable one side of the upper end of each door to be rotatably installed on the main body. Main body hinge receipt parts are depressed on the upper surface of the main body to embed rear ends of the upper hinge modules in the upper surface of the main body and door hinge receipt parts are depressed on the rear surfaces of the doors to receive front ends of the upper hinge modules, and thus the main body is located at a height corresponding to the height of the doors, thereby allowing the main body provided with the storage chambers having a wider volume to be used in the refrigerator having a designated height.02-16-2012
20100283367ARTICULATED HINGES USING NON-CIRCULAR GEARS - A hinge for controlling the movement of a door on a refrigerator is disclosed, the hinge allowing the refrigerator to be installed flush to adjacent cabinets. The door translates and rotates in order to allow access to the refrigerator cabinet interior without contacting the adjacent cabinets.11-11-2010
20110050067DOOR HINGE ASSEMBLY FOR REFRIGERATOR AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME - A door hinge assembly for a refrigerator includes a refrigerator door pivotally coupled to a main body of the refrigerator and provided with at least one groove and a hinge unit enabling the refrigerator door to pivot. The hinge unit includes a hinge pin providing a pivot axis of the refrigerator door and a hook member provided at a side of the hinge pin and inserted and hooked in the groove.03-03-2011
20090072692System for Fastening a Furniture Front - A system for fastening a furniture front to a door of a built-in refrigerator is provided and includes at least two retaining fittings interposed between the back of the furniture front and the front of the door of the built-in refrigerator. An ice/water dispenser is provided on the door of the built-in refrigerator, the dispenser being actuatable through a recess in the furniture front, and one of the retaining fittings is arranged directly next to the dispenser between the door and the furniture front.03-19-2009
20120062093REFRIGERATOR - The present embodiment relates to a refrigerator. With the present embodiment, a user can easily draw in and out foods stored in a storage chamber.03-15-2012
20120062092GUIDE RAIL ATTACHING STRUCTURE FOR SLIDING DOOR AND REFRIGERATOR HAVING THE SAME - In a guide rail attaching structure for a sliding door and a refrigerator using the same, the structure includes a support member coupled to an inner plate of a door of a refrigerator main body and having support coupling portions, and a pair of guide rails each having a guide rail coupling portion coupled to the corresponding support coupling portion, and slidable with respect to the refrigerator main body, wherein the support coupling portion and the corresponding guide rail coupling portion are coupled to each other by a hinge, whereby a force applied to the guide rail can be minimized to prevent warping of the guide rail even if the sliding door is open in any direction.03-15-2012
20080278049Damper Embedded in a Home Bar Door of a Refrigerator and Method For Manufacturing Same - A refrigerator and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. A refrigerator according to the present includes a refrigerator body (11-13-2008
20120025686Domestic Appliance with Concealed Hinge - A domestic appliance for built-in installation, comprising: a housing having at least two sides; a front door; a hinge mechanism, provided at or adjacent one of the sides, coupling the door to the housing and permitting relative movement thereof, wherein the door is movable between a first position, in which the door is closed, and a second position, in which the door is fully open; and/or wherein the hinge is so shaped and dimensioned whereby, in use, the extent of protrusion of the door laterally beyond said one side when the door is in said second position is less than or equal to that when the door is in said first position. Preferably, the hinge mechanism is shaped and arranged whereby double movement, for example both rotational and translational movement, of the door relative to the housing is facilitated during movement between said first position and said second position.02-02-2012
20110089802ENERGY-FREE REFRIGERATION DOOR AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention provides a refrigeration door, and method for making the same, for controlling condensation, providing thermal insulation, with a desired amount of visible transmittance, without using electricity to heat the door. The energy-free refrigeration door of the present invention includes a door frame housing and an insulating glass unit comprising inner, middle and outer sheets of glass. A first sealant assembly disposed around the periphery of the inner and middle sheets of glass forms a first chamber between the inner and middle sheets of glass. A second sealant assembly disposed around the periphery of the middle and outer sheets of glass forms a second chamber between the middle and outer sheets of glass. A gas, such as krypton, air, or argon is held in the first and second chambers. The outer sheet of glass and inner sheet of glass each have an unexposed surface that faces the middle sheet of glass. A low emissivity coating is disposed on the unexposed surfaces of the inner and outer sheets of glass so that the glass door as a whole has a U value that prevents formation of condensation on the outer surface of the outer sheet of the glass door, without the application of electricity to heat the door, while also providing the desired evaporation rate of condensation from the inner side of the inner sheet of the glass door.04-21-2011
20110089801INTEGRATED HINGE ASSEMBLY - A hinge assembly includes a first member configured to be coupled to a door, a second member configured to be pivotally coupled to the first member, the second member having first and second mounting surfaces, and a mounting bracket configured to be coupled to the body. The mounting bracket may be at least partially located between the first and second mounting surfaces, and the second member may be adjustable relative to the mounting bracket to enable adjustment of the door relative to the body.04-21-2011
20110181163REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator includes a fixed frame in which an electric wire cable drawn from one sidewall of a storage chamber is disposed to form a loop, a sliding frame slidably coupled to the fixed frame, and an electric wire cable housing fixed to the sliding frame to surround a portion of the electric wire cable. The electric wire cable is prevented from being damaged upon insertion and drawing of a drawer type door.07-28-2011
20120313497REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator having a mid-front plate structure that provides a superior coupling strength with respect to a middle wall while ensuring a simple shape and a high strength. The refrigerator includes a coupling member which is fixed to a front surface of the middle wall such that the mid-front plate is fixed to the middle wall. The mid-front plate includes an interior space to accommodate the coupling member and an insertion hole part allowing the coupling member to be inserted into the interior space therethrough. The mid-front plate is fixed to the middle wall by moving the mid-front plate toward the middle wall such that the coupling member fixed to the middle wall is inserted into the interior space and then by pushing the mid-front plate to one side.12-13-2012
20090058246Double-seal gasket for refrigerator cabinets with high heat insulation properties - Gasket for refrigerator cabinets of the kind including a soft bellows-type portion used for sealing the area between the cabinet and the door, thus extending from a base portion able to match the outer door and/or inner door of the refrigerator cabinet, wherein said base portion is substantially rigid and that at one end of it there is a means made of substantially soft material extending toward said inner door, said material having good flexible and spring back features when exposed to refrigerator and freezer temperatures, able to further seal, preferably by compression, the space located between said cabinets and inner door in a more internal area of the refrigerator cabinet, wherein said sealing means is independent and free from constraints with respect to said soft bellows-type portion.03-05-2009
20120074826THERMOPLASTIC REFRIGERATION APPLIANCE HANDLE WITH OVERMOLDED INSERTS - A door handle configured for mounting onto a surface of an appliance door, such as a refrigerator door, includes a thermoplastic molded body having a central grip section intermediate of a mounting foot provided at each opposite end of the body. Each mounting foot has a flat planar cross-sectional end face configured for mounting flush against the surface of the appliance. A tubular metal insert is overmolded in each mounting foot, with the insert having an open end generally flush with the mounting foot end face. The insert has an inner cross-sectional profile configured for engagement over a stud provided on the surface of the appliance with, for example, a setscrew inserted through a setscrew hole.03-29-2012
20100270901DOOR ASSEMBLY AND REFRIGERATOR HAVING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a door assembly and refrigerator having the same. The door assembly according to the present invention includes a door main body, a panel disposed on a front surface of the door main body, and a side cover coupled at least one of a left side portion and a right side portion of the door main body and supporting the panel, wherein the side cover is provided with screw coupling portions concaved from an external surface and protruded from an inner surface along an insertion direction of screws and screw holes formed by penetrating the screw coupling portions, and the door main body is provided with inference-avoiding space portions for receiving the screw coupling portions therein. Accordingly, it is capable of preventing inferiority of the side cover and of reducing the amount of used materials.10-28-2010
20090033189Door Actuation Device for Actuating the Door of a Refrigerator/Freezer Cabinet - The present invention is directed to a door actuation device for the actuation of a door of a refrigerator/freezer cabinet having a cabinet body at which at least one door is swivelably arranged. According to the invention, an automatic drive is provided which forms an operative connection between the cabinet body and the door and by which a movement of the door between a closed position and an open position can be carried out.02-05-2009
20100327721REFRIGERATOR, REFRIGERATOR DOOR HANDLE, AND ASSEMBLING METHOD OF THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR HANDLE - A door handle for a refrigerator is provided. The door handle includes a graspable handle main body, a receiving member coupled to the handle main body and provided with a receiving portion, one or more decorations received in the receiving portion, and a handle cover coupled to the handle main body and supporting at least a portion of the decoration. As the decorations are stably installed on the door handle, the exterior beauty of the refrigerator can be improved. This satisfies the user.12-30-2010
20080297019Display for Refrigerator and Display Mounting Frame, Display Mounting Structure Comprising the Sames - The present invention is directed to a display for a refrigerator, comprising a display case mounted to a display mounting portion provided to a front surface of a refrigerator door and provided with a predetermined installation space therein; a printed circuit board (PCB) installed to the display case and including an input portion for receiving various operation signals for the refrigerator and a display portion for displaying a variety of operating information for the refrigerator; and a display cover provided to one side of the PCB and defining a front surface of the display. According to the present invention, there are advantages in that errors occurring at an installation process can be minimized, the assembly and installation processes can be more easily made, and the repair and exchange can also be easily performed.12-04-2008
20080290775REFRIGERATOR - The refrigerator according to preferred embodiments of the present invention includes a main body in which storage space is formed; a door pivotably mounted at a front of the main body; a hinge member connecting the main body with the door; and a receiving member which is mounted at an upper surface of the main body and accommodates a lead wire extended from at least one of the main body and door.11-27-2008
20110210656Articles including anticondensation coatings and/or methods of making the same - Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to articles including anticondensation coatings that are exposed to an external environment, and/or methods of making the same. In certain example embodiments, the anticondensation coatings may be survivable in an outside environment. The coatings also may have a sufficiently low sheet resistance and hemispherical emissivity such that the glass surface is more likely to retain heat from the interior area, thereby reducing (and sometimes completely eliminating) the presence condensation thereon. The articles of certain example embodiments may be, for example, skylights, vehicle windows or windshields, IG units, VIG units, refrigerator/freezer doors, and/or the like.09-01-2011
20120080991CONSUMER APPLIANCE WITH FINGER GUARD - A consumer appliance, such as a refrigerator, includes a door attached to the casing along a hinge side of the door. An elongated finger guard is pivotally mounted to a back surface of the door along the hinge side of the door. The finger guard has an extension portion with a floating edge and is pivotally biased to swing away from the appliance casing so that the floating edge of the extension portion engages against an item, such as a cabinet, adjacent to the appliance casing. The extension portion has a transverse width so as to slide along and remain engaged against the item adjacent to the appliance in all positions of the door.04-05-2012
20120080990TOP-LOADED REFRIGERATOR DOORS - Top hinge-weight loaded refrigerator doors are provided. A refrigerator apparatus is provided that includes a body portion; and at least one door hinged to the body portion using at least one top hinge. The top hinge is a weight load bearing hinge.04-05-2012
20120080989REFRIGERATOR DOOR POCKET HINGE ASSEMBLY - A refrigerator is provided with a casing in the form of a shell that defines an internal storage compartment, such as a freezer or fresh-food section. A door is configured on the casing to provide access to the storage compartment, with the door closing on front edges of the casing. A hinge assembly connects the door to the casing and includes a hinge bracket having an insert end that extends through one of the front edges, for example the top front edge, and is fixed to an internal surface of the casing. The hinge bracket has an opposite end that is rotationally connected to the door for hinged support of the door on the casing.04-05-2012
20100231110DOOR SUPPORT DEVICE FOR REFRIGERATOR AND REFRIGERATOR COMPRISING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a door supporting device for a refrigerator. According to the present invention, a door supporting device for a refrigerator including a main body formed with a predetermined storage space therein and a door for selectively opening or closing the storage space comprises a hinge plate extending from one side of a front surface of the main body and having a downwardly extending hinge pin, and an installing recess formed by inwardly depressing a portion of an upper surface of the door by a predetermined depth and formed with a hinge hole therein, wherein the hinge plate is securely seated in the installing recess when the hinge pin is inserted into the hinge hole. Accordingly, a front external appearance of the refrigerator can be further simplified and the door supporting device can be prevented from being damaged.09-16-2010
20120326587REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator door includes a front surface panel and a rear surface panel configured such that a foam space is provided between the panels, first and second frames configured to form each side surface of the door and to which the two panels are supportedly attached, an upper cap and a lower cap configured to form upper and lower surfaces of the door, respectively, and thermal insulating material which is provided in the foam space to couple the front surface panel, the rear surface panel, the first frame, the second frame, the upper cap, and the lower cap to one another, wherein each of the first frame and the second frame is formed by sequentially introducing a steel plate coil having a predetermined thickness and width into a predetermined number of roll forming members.12-27-2012
20120280608REFRIGERATOR AND REFRIGERATOR DOOR - A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator may include an opening device which facilitates the opening of a door of the refrigerator. The opening device may be linked to a handle provided on an exterior surface of the door. The opening device may be installed within the door and protrude rearward, and may be linked to the handle such that manipulation of the handle initiates operation of the opening device to space the door apart from a cabinet of the refrigerator.11-08-2012
20120319551SEALING SYSTEM FOR REFRIGERATOR - The present invention discloses a sealing system for a refrigerator and, more particularly, a sealing system located between the doors of a refrigerator and its acclimatized chambers and of the kind that comprises a gasket to be inserted in a receiving channel existing also between the doors of a refrigerator and its acclimatized chambers. The sealing system for refrigerator herein reported consists of at least one gasket comprising a tubular body formed by at least one attaching end and by at least one sealing body; at least one groove defined in at least one movable door or at least one fixed cabinet; and by at least one rib defined in at least one movable door or at least one fixed cabinet.12-20-2012
20120286638REFRIGERATOR AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - Provided is a refrigerator, which includes a refrigerating compartment, a freezing compartment, and a door assembly. The freezing compartment is adjacent to the refrigerating compartment. The door assembly selectively opens the refrigerating compartment and the freezing compartment. The door assembly includes a glass member defining a frontal exterior thereof and allowing an inside of the refrigerating compartment or the freezing compartment to be seen therethrough when the door assembly is closed, a deposition treated layer formed on a rear surface of the glass member to allow light to partially pass through the glass member, and a transparent plate spaced a predetermined distance from the glass member. Gas for insulation is injected in a space formed between the glass member and the transparent plate, and the space is sealed.11-15-2012
20130015753REFRIGERATORAANM Son; MinaAACI Changwon-siAACO KRAAGP Son; Mina Changwon-si KRAANM Kim; JeongyonAACI Changwon-siAACO KRAAGP Kim; Jeongyon Changwon-si KRAANM Kim; HyeonjinAACI Changwon-siAACO KRAAGP Kim; Hyeonjin Changwon-si KRAANM Kim; ByunghyunAACI Changwon-siAACO KRAAGP Kim; Byunghyun Changwon-si KRAANM Kim; EunjeongAACI Changwon-siAACO KRAAGP Kim; Eunjeong Changwon-si KR - A refrigerator is disclosed. The refrigerator is able to store foods at a low temperature and to effectively remove bacteria of the foods stored in a storage room, to maintain the storage room clean.01-17-2013
20080231158Refrigerating Device with Door Opening Aid - The invention relates to a refrigerator having two movably connected housing parts that delimit a heat-insulated interior and a seal member that is fastened to a first of the housing parts and contacts the other of the housing parts in an airtight manner in the closed disposition of both housing parts. A lifting element lifts the seal member from a contact surface on the second housing part to permit pressure compensation between the inner chamber and the surroundings of the refrigerator. The lifting element is at least in part formed by a thermally deformable material and, in a first shape thereof, it establishes a sealed contact between the seal member and the contact surface, and in a second state resulting from the effect of heat or cold, it lifts the seal member from the contact surface in order to ensure pressure compensation.09-25-2008
20130169139REFRIGERATOR HAVING STORAGE CONTAINER - A refrigerator including a storage container that may be selectively coupled to a refrigerator body or to a door by a storage container support device is provided. The refrigerator may include a refrigerator body having a storage compartment formed therein, a rotatable door to open or close the storage compartment, a gasket provided between the door and the refrigerator body, a storage container that may be selectively coupled to the door or to the refrigerator body, a storage container support device provided at the door, the refrigerator body or the storage container to allow the storage container to be selectively coupled to and supported by the refrigerator body or the door, and a control device provided in the door to selectively control operation of the storage container support device from an exterior of the door.07-04-2013
20120248958ARTICULATED FREEZER DRAWERS - The invention relates generally to an articulating drawer for a bottom mount freezer refrigerator. The drawer can be slideably mounted in the freezer compartment on slides that can include pivots to pivotally mount a drawer front on the slides. A support mechanism can mount a food storage basket for movement with the drawer front and movable slides and can move the food storage basket upward when the door is moved to the open position. The support mechanism can include a pair of guide plates connected to the slides having a guide surface arranged to be engaged by a food storage basket guide surface follower and a pair of links each connected to the drawer front at one end and having a first link pivot at a distal end arranged to pivotally connect to a food storage basket pivot.10-04-2012
20130134854REFRIGERATOR - A refrigerator includes a body having a cooling chamber, a door configured to open or close the cooling chamber, and a cover disposed at a front region of the cooling chamber so as to be movable up and down. Under such configuration, a temperature change occurring from a predetermined region inside the cooling chamber when the cooling chamber is open, can be prevented.05-30-2013
20130113357REFRIGERATOR - Provided is a refrigerator. The refrigerator includes a main body having a storage space therein, a door for selectively opening or closing the storage space, a gasket surrounding an edge of a back surface of the door, the gasket being closely attached to the main body, and a handle part provided on a front surface of the door. The handle part includes a handle cover rotated backward by a force pushed by a user's hand, a recess part defined in the door, the recess part being exposed to the outside so that the user's hand is inserted by the rotation of the handle cover, and a grasp part disposed on a side of the recess part to allow a user to grasp the grasp part. A front surface of the handle part is flush with the front surface of the door in a state where an external force in not applied to the handle part.05-09-2013
20110273071Refrigerator and door thereof - A door handle includes a front surface part and a side surface part provided on an inner side chassis forming one side surface of a refrigerator door in the longitudinal direction, an inclined plane part formed between the front surface part and the side surface part in the longitudinal direction, a handle part formed on the inclined plane part so as not to be deviated from the inclined plane part, and a handle member provided with an opening formed in a shape corresponding to that of the handle part, and connected to the handle part.11-10-2011
20110273070Door handle and refrigerator having the same - A refrigerator includes a refrigerator body, a door to open and close the front of the refrigerator body, and a door handle provided at one side of the door. The door handle includes a handle unit having a grip part to allow a user to grip the door handle, an actuating rod fixed inside the handle unit such that the actuating rod is moved along with the handle unit, a guide unit to guide movement of the actuating rod, a pusher configured to be advanced and retreated through movement relative to the actuating rod to push the refrigerator body, and a gear unit disposed between the actuating rod and the pusher such that the gear unit is engaged with the actuating rod and the pusher.11-10-2011
20080211368REFRIGERATOR - 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.09-04-2008
20080203876Refrigerator with tray cover - A refrigerator includes a main body, a receiving portion defined within the main body, a shelf disposed within the receiving portion having at least one auxiliary hinge portion disposed at a rear thereof, a storage tray slidably extractable from within the receiving portion and adjacent the shelf when the storage tray is received within the receiving portion, and a front cover disposed on a front surface of the storage tray to be rotated upward and opened when the storage tray is extracted from within the receiving portion and having at least one holder portion disposed on a rear surface thereof to be coupled to the at least one auxiliary hinge portion. By the configuration, the front cover is structurally reinforced, and it is possible to prevent the front cover from drooping and prevent a gap between the front cover and the upper shelf.08-28-2008
20110215694HANDLE HOLDER AND DOMESTIC APPLIANCE - A handle holder for fastening a door handle on a door leaf of a domestic appliance includes a first component, which has a guiding and fastening device arranged in an interior of the first component. The guiding and fastening device accommodates an elongated fastener and enables introduction of the fastener through a side surface of the first component for fastening the handle holder on the door leaf. The fastener encloses an acute intermediate angle with a fastening side in confronting relationship to a side assigned to the device for securing the door handle. The handle holder has a second component, which has a side with an integrated device for securing the door handle. The second component has a first cavity for insertion of the first component and is configured to enable the fastener to be introduced through a side surface of the second component into the guiding and fastening device.09-08-2011
20130154464CAM PLATE FOR A DOOR HINGE ASSEMBLY OF A DOMESTIC REFRIGERATOR - A cam plate for door hinge assembly of a domestic refrigerator includes a plate body having a cam surface that is configured to engage a corresponding cam surface positioned at an end of a refrigerator door. The plate body has a plug that extends from the plate body and a resilient tongue including a catch extending outwardly therefrom.06-20-2013
20130181592REFRIGERATOR - An exemplary refrigerator that can comprise a housing sized to be placed on a countertop and a door associated with the housing. The door can have an inner surface that contacts an opening surface of the housing when closed, wherein a significant portion of the inner surface is provided within a plane, and at least a part of the inner surface includes a curve that protrudes from the plane.07-18-2013
20130193827VERSCHLUSSELEMENT - The invention relates to a closure element, in particular to a cover or door, for a refrigerator unit and/or freezer unit, wherein the closure element has at least one blocking means or is connected thereto, which blocking means is movable into a release position and into a locked position, wherein the blocking means is arranged such that the closure element or a part of the closure element cannot be opened in the locked position of the blocking means, wherein at least one displaceably arranged covering is provided which is movable into different positions, and wherein the covering covers the blocking means or an opening leading to the blocking means in a first position and releases it for use in a second position.08-01-2013
20130200772Closure element - The present invention relates to a closure element for a chest refrigerator and/or chest freezer, wherein the closure element has at least one first sliding cover and wherein at least one limiting means is provided which limits the path by which the first sliding cover is displaceable. In accordance with the invention, the limiting means is arranged on the lower side of the sliding cover.08-08-2013
20130207530DOOR FOR REFRIGERATOR AND REFRIGERATOR HAVING THE SAME - A door for a refrigerator and a refrigerator having the same are provided. The door includes an upper door member disposed in an upper portion and a lower door member disposed under the upper door member and spaced apart from the upper door member. The door also includes a dispenser housing positioned between the upper door member and the lower door member and inwardly depressed to allow a dispenser having a discharge duct for discharging water and/or ice to be installed therein. The door further includes a coupling member that couples the dispenser housing to the upper door member or the lower door member.08-15-2013

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