|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 39 인용 특허 : 10|
A power bus, connected to a 24V isolated power supply, is provided in a refrigerator where removable shelves can be selectively connected to it. Each shelf has a user interface and a circuit to control a microenvironment within the refrigerator, partially bounded by the shelf. Data between the shelf and a control circuit in the refrigerator can be transmitted over the power bus, or by other methods.
1. In a refrigerator comprising at least one compartment, selectively enclosable by a door, and containing at least one removable shelf and means for mounting the at least one removable shelf within the compartment, the improvement comprising:a power bus disposed within the compartment, electrically connected to a power source, and a connector disposed on the removable shelf, whereby when the removable shelf is mounted within the compartment by the mounting means, the connector is connected to the power bus to deliver power to the removable shelf. 2. The...