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Title:
REFRIGERATOR WITH DOOR-MOUNTED ICEMAKING SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/109490
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A refrigerator (10) comprises a cabinet (12) including a fresh food compartment (14) and a freezer compartment (16). An door-mounted icemaking system (48) is disposed on the fresh food compartment door (18). The icemaking system (48) includes an icemaking mold (90), an ice storage bin (92), an ice and water dispenser (24) and a closed refrigeration circuit separate from the main refrigeration cooling system (46) of the refrigerator (10). The above mentioned refrigeration circuit includes a compressor (94), a condenser (96), an icemaking evaporator (98) disposed between an the exterior wall (68) and the one or more interior walls (74-80) of the fresh food compartment door (18) and in thermal contact with the icemaking mold (90) to directly cool the icemaking mold (90), a cold wall evaporator (100) disposed proximate the ice storage bin and along at least on interior wall (74-80) of the door (18), and at least one valve (102) disposed between the condenser (96) and one or both of the icemaking and cold wall evaporators (98, 100) to regulate the refrigerant flow to one or both of the icemaking and cold wall evaporators (98, 100).

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Inventors:
SCALF, Eric (3507 Ridge Top Court, Louisville, KY, 40241, US)
Application Number:
CN2018/074178
Publication Date:
June 13, 2019
Filing Date:
January 25, 2018
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD. (B26-28F, Midea Headquarter BuildingNo. 6 Midea Avenue, Beijiao, Shund, Foshan Guangdong 1, 528311, CN)
International Classes:
F25C1/12; F25D23/12
Foreign References:
CN105758100A2016-07-13
CN106257209A2016-12-28
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TSINGYIHUA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC (Room 301 Trade Building, ZhaolanyuanTsinghua University, Qinghuayuan, Haidian District, Beijing 4, 100084, CN)
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