|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||F25B-049/00 F21V-033/00 F25D-027/00 F27D-021/02 F27D-021/00|
|미국특허분류(USC)||062/126; 062/125; 062/129; 222/052; 222/146.6; 362/092|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 6 인용 특허 : 14|
A door mounted dispenser for a refrigerator includes rear and opposing side walls that collectively define a cavity, a release mechanism for dispensing ice and/or water and a light for illuminating the cavity. The cavity light can be operated in one of three distinct modes, i.e., in a first mode wherein the cavity light is continuously illuminated, in a second mode wherein the cavity light is illuminated only through activation of the release mechanism, and in a third mode wherein the cavity light is illuminated based upon a sensed level of ambient light...
I claim: 1. A refrigerator comprising: a cabinet; a door pivotally mounted to the cabinet for exposing an interior compartment of the refrigerator; a control panel having a plurality of control elements for inputting operating parameters for the refrigerator; a dispenser formed in the door, said dispenser including a housing having bottom, rear and opposing side walls that collectively define a cavity, a mechanism for dispensing at least one of ice and water, and a light for selectively illuminating the cavity; a sensor for sensing a level of ambient li...