|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||222/160 ; 222/146.6 ; 62/338 ; 141/362|
|발명자 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 105 인용 특허 : 8|
Disclosed is a liquid dispensing apparatus implemented within a refrigerator compartment door. The system can be used to dispense any liquid, but is particularly useful for dispensing frequently consumed liquids, such as milk and juice. According to one embodiment, the system comprises refillable receptacles, while in its preferred embodiment the system is adaptable for disposable receptacles. Furthermore, in order to allow for market acceptance, an embodiment is introduces which can accommodate both refillable and disposable receptacles. According to a ...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A liquid dispensing system for use in a household refrigerator having a refrigerator compartment door and a freezer compartment door, said compartment door configured to accept a disposable liquid receptacle, said liquid dispensing system comprising:a dispensing bay provided on exterior side of the refrigeration compartment door;a valve assembly attached to the refrigerator compartment door and having a dispensing spout in said dispensing bay;an inlet situated on an interior side of the compartment door and connectable to the ...