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특허 상세정보

Refrigerator related technology

국가/구분 United States(US) Patent 등록
국제특허분류(IPC7판) A47B-096/04   
미국특허분류(USC) 222/108; 222/1466; 312/405; 312/4051; 062/344; 062/389
출원번호 US-0016257 (2008-01-18)
등록번호 US8016160 (2011-08-30)
발명자 / 주소
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대리인 / 주소
    Fish & Richardson P.C.
인용정보 피인용 횟수 : 1  인용 특허 : 33

A refrigerator includes a dispenser to dispense water or ice, a door handle positioned below the dispenser, and a tray mounted to the door handle in a position to receive at least some water or ice dispensed from the dispenser. The tray coupled to the door handle attached to the door may receive excess or residue water or ice dispensed from the dispenser without deterioration of the exterior appearance of the door.


What is claimed is: 1. A refrigerator comprising:at least one door;a dispenser that is positioned on the door and that protrudes from the door at least when dispensing water or ice outside of the door;a door handle provided below the dispenser;a tray mounted between a front surface of the door and the door handle and positioned to receive water dispensed from the dispenser, wherein the tray includes a tray body supported by the door handle and configured to define a reservoir configured to receive and store water dispensed from the dispenser, and a tray ...

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