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Title:
REFRIGERATOR
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/213466
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a refrigerator. The refrigerator, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a cabinet in which a storage space is formed; a door which opens/closes the cabinet and has an opening part communicating with the storage space; a panel assembly which is provided to the opening part and selectively becomes transparent according to an operation by a user; a sensing module which is disposed inside the panel assembly and generates a sensing signal by sensing the approaching of an object in an input region formed on the front surface of the panel assembly; and a display module which is disposed inside the panel assembly and displays, in a display region formed on the front surface of the panel assembly, information determined by means of the sensing signal, wherein the sensing module comprises a light-emitting element and a light-receiving element, the light-emitting element outputting optical signals for sensing the approaching of the object, and the light-receiving element receiving an optical signal, among the optical signals outputted by the light-emitting element, which is reflected by the object, and generating the sensing signal by receiving the optical signal.

Inventors:
KIM, Sang Oh (IP Center, LG Electronics Inc. 51, Gasan digital 1-ro,Geumcheon-gu, Seoul, 08592, KR)
YUN, Junsang (IP Center, LG Electronics Inc. 51, Gasan digital 1-ro,Geumcheon-gu, Seoul, 08592, KR)
MIN, Dul Lae (IP Center, LG Electronics Inc. 51, Gasan digital 1-ro,Geumcheon-gu, Seoul, 08592, KR)
Application Number:
KR2017/006040
Publication Date:
December 14, 2017
Filing Date:
June 09, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (128 Yeoui-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, 07336, KR)
International Classes:
F25D27/00; F25D23/02; F25D23/06
Foreign References:
KR20160045545A2016-04-27
JP2015179054A2015-10-08
KR20160048587A2016-05-04
JP5869156B22016-02-24
KR20120066342A2012-06-22
Other References:
None
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DAE-A INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONSULTING (3F Hanyang Bldg, 123 Yeoksam-roGangnam-gu, Seoul, 06243, KR)
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