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특허 상세정보

Refrigerator-mounted water filtration apparatus

국가/구분 United States(US) Patent 등록
국제특허분류(IPC7판) B01D-024/10    B01D-035/02    F25D-023/12   
미국특허분류(USC) 210/232; 210/285; 210/286; 210/443; 210/473; 210/5021; 210/506; 210/282; 222/18906; 62/339
출원번호 US-0659142 (2000-09-11)
발명자 / 주소
출원인 / 주소
대리인 / 주소
    Dority & Manning, P.A
인용정보 피인용 횟수 : 46  인용 특허 : 21
초록

The present invention provides a water filtration apparatus for mounting on the exposed exterior surfaces of a refrigerator to provide filtered water to the interior of a refrigerator cabinet. The apparatus may be mounted on the exposed or visible surfaces of the refrigerator for ease of installation, monitoring, and filter replacement. A readily replaceable filter cartridge is also provided.

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청구항

1. A water filtration apparatus for mounting on the exposed exterior surfaces of a refrigerator, said apparatus comprising:a housing defining a receptacle for receiving a replaceable filter cartridge, said housing having an unfiltered water inlet and a filtered water outlet, said housing further comprising a substantially flat side mountable generally flush against a flat exterior surface of the refrigerator and said receptacle defining a substantially flat receiving surface for said filter cartridge; said unfiltered water inlet being connectable to a co...

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