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Title:
REFRIGERATOR AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/035576
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A refrigerator according to the present invention includes: an ice maker for generating ice; an ice bin for storing the ice generated by the ice maker and including a rotational blade that can be rotated in order to discharge the ice; a motor for generating power for rotating the rotational blade; a manipulation pad provided on the door of the refrigerator and manipulated to discharge the ice from the ice bin; a manipulation sensing part for detecting the manipulation of the manipulation pad; and a controller for operating the motor when the manipulation of the manipulation pad is detected by the manipulation sensing part, wherein the controller may rotate the motor in one direction to discharge the ice from the ice bin and the controller rotates the motor in the other direction, which is the opposite direction of the one direction, for a set period of time when the manipulation of the manipulation pad is not detected by the manipulation sensing part during the process of discharging the ice.

Inventors:
KIM, Kwangsik (IP Center, LG Electronics Inc.51, Gasan digital 1-ro,Geumcheon-gu, Seoul, 08592, KR)
BYUN, Aejin (IP Center, LG Electronics Inc.51, Gasan digital 1-ro,Geumcheon-gu, Seoul, 08592, KR)
LEE, Chungill (IP Center, LG Electronics Inc.51, Gasan digital 1-ro,Geumcheon-gu, Seoul, 08592, KR)
Application Number:
KR2018/008677
Publication Date:
February 21, 2019
Filing Date:
July 31, 2018
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (128 Yeoui-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, 07336, KR)
International Classes:
F25C5/20; F25C1/24; F25C5/04
Foreign References:
KR20090124886A2009-12-03
KR20060033528A2006-04-19
KR101631322B12016-06-24
KR101618552B12016-05-09
KR100239996B12000-01-15
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
HAW, Yong Noke (6th Fl, HyunJuk Bldg.114 Yeoksam-ro,Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06252, KR)
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