|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||137/343 ; 62/338 ; 62/339 ; 312/401|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 97 인용 특허 : 0|
The utility conduits (electric conductors and water conduit) of a door mounted dispenser are conducted from below the cabinet to the inside of the door through an inflexible tube. One section of tube rests on a shelf under the refrigerator cabinet and a second section of the tube projects into the bottom of the door in free-standing relationship to the door. The lengths of the tube sections assure that the second section stays in the door without the need of any mechanical connection between the tube and door.
In a refrigerator including a cabinet defining a refrigerated compartment, a door hingedly mounted to the cabinet to selectively close the compartment, the door including dispensing means; a supply mechanism for the dispensing means including: a shelf mounted below the cabinet; the door including a bottom opening spaced from the hinged mounting of the door to the cabinet; a hollow nipple mounted in the opening; a substantially inflexible tube including a first elongated portion supported on said shelf for sliding movement relative thereto and a second po...