CN101660856A - Refrigeration appliance with an ice maker - Google Patents

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CN101660856A
CN101660856A CN200910166635A CN200910166635A CN101660856A CN 101660856 A CN101660856 A CN 101660856A CN 200910166635 A CN200910166635 A CN 200910166635A CN 200910166635 A CN200910166635 A CN 200910166635A CN 101660856 A CN101660856 A CN 101660856A
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ice
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鲁松涛
M·里基特
A·鲁普
杨中
章礼生
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Bsh博世和西门子家用器具有限公司
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
    • F25CPRODUCING, WORKING OR HANDLING ICE
    • F25C5/00Working or handling ice
    • F25C5/20Distributing ice
    • F25C5/22Distributing ice particularly adapted for household refrigerators
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
    • F25DREFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT COVERED BY ANY OTHER SUBCLASS
    • F25D27/00Lighting arrangements

Abstract

A refrigerator includes an ice maker arranged in an interior compartment, and an illuminant integrated into a housing of the ice maker that illuminates a part of the interior compartment above the icemaker.

Description

Refrigerating appliance with ice machine

Technical field

The present invention relates to a kind of refrigerating appliance, particularly family expenses refrigerating appliance, it has integrated automatic ice maker.

Background technology

Such refrigerating appliance has the recess that is arranged in door usually, and container can be set in the described recess; And a passage that extends through the wall of recess, ice cube can be assigned to the container from ice machine by described passage and needn't open door for this reason.Because recess will be arranged on the comfortable height place that reaches of user and ice machine must reach described passage place in refrigerating appliance, so that can distribute ice, therefore, ice machine forms blocking-up usually in inner compartment, and this blocking-up is divided into upper region territory and following subregion with inner compartment.If internal lighting device is arranged on the upper region territory, ice machine will be in subregion formation projection down.Under the situation of refrigerating appliance with narrow inner compartment, this problem especially severe, the width of described inner compartment is occupied fully by ice machine basically.Such narrow inner compartment especially can occur under the situation of the refrigerator parts of the refrigerating appliance of combination side by side.

Install two lamps additional, one is used for the upper region territory, and one is used for subregion down, can not be satisfactory, and this is because this can make the assembling of refrigerating appliance obviously become complicated.Therefore, a kind of like this refrigerating appliance need be provided, described refrigerating appliance comprises the ice machine in the portion's compartment that sets within it, and in this refrigerating appliance, can both illuminate inner compartment satisfactorily in the mode that simply, only needs minimum assembly working in the above and below of ice machine.

Summary of the invention

In comprising the refrigerating appliance that is arranged on the ice machine in the inner compartment, above-mentioned purpose realizes that by the illuminator in the housing that is integrated in ice machine described illuminator illuminates the part that is positioned at the ice machine top of inner compartment.Therefore, do not need illuminator and/or housing are assembled in the inner compartment self, and needn't make the electric feed element of illuminator pass the housing wall of refrigerating appliance.Simultaneously, the supply lines in the ice machine can be used for to illuminator power supply, and/or pass housing can increase the required line of operating light-emitting body again under the situation at the fringe cost of minimum to a series of lines of ice machine power supply, and do not increase assembly expenses.

According to a preferred embodiment, at least one vertical light channel is embodied on the housing, and at least one illuminator is arranged on the light channel place, with irradiation up and down.

Hold the required space of illuminator and under the simplest situation, can be close to the setting of ice holder.

The depressed part that holds illuminator is preferably formed in the outside of ice holder.

This depressed part can form reflector, to improve optical efficiency.

For the symmetric illumination of realizing on the one hand subregion but then again for fear of the installing additional between two parties of the illuminator of the function that may damage ice machine, at least two illuminators preferably are arranged on the opposition side of the housing of ice machine with the mirror images of each other symmetrical manner.

Also advantageously, provide light emitting diode as illuminator, this is because the space requirement of light emitting diode is very little, so they can relatively easily embed the difference in the icemaker.

Especially, the light emitting diode that is used for shining up and down can be arranged on the upside and the downside of ice machine.

Description of drawings

Below, by describing exemplary embodiment referring to accompanying drawing, with obvious further feature and advantage of the present invention, accompanying drawing comprises:

Fig. 1 shows the schematic cross-sectional by the refrigerating appliance that comprises automatic ice maker;

Fig. 2 shows the perspective view of ice machine;

Fig. 3 shows by the cross section according to the ice machine of first embodiment; And

Fig. 4 shows by the cross section according to the ice machine of second embodiment.

The specific embodiment

Fig. 1 shows the schematic cross-sectional by the refrigerating appliance that comprises integrated automatic ice maker 3.Recess 2 is formed in known mode own in the door 1 of refrigerating appliance, be can be positioned in the described recess by the container that fills.Refrigerating appliance is the same with the people high or than people height, yet in order to obtain user friendly operation, recess 2 should be arranged to the height height than user's chest.In order to fill ice cube from the container (not shown) of ice machine 3 to being positioned at recess 2 by the passage in the wall that is formed on recess 24, ice machine 3 to be positioned at recess 2 directly over, and on depth direction, extend beyond recess 2.Therefore, ice machine 3 is divided into top subregion 5 and lower sub zone 6 with the inner compartment of refrigerating plant.

Ice machine 3 comprises pallet 7, the axis pivot that described pallet 7 can meet at right angles around the section with Fig. 1 and extend, and have a plurality of hollow mould, described hollow mould inflatable water is to produce ice.The distributor that is used for filling hollow mould is with Reference numeral 8 expressions, and electronic control circuit and the motor that is used for the pivoting action of driving tray 7 are contained in the upper body parts 9 of ice machine 3.The motor 13 that is used to drive the supply helical member 14 that extends through ice holder 11 that the lower case parts 10 of ice machine 3 mainly hold ice holder 11, separate with ice holder 11 by wall 12 and be arranged on crushing machine 15 directly over the passage 4.

If ice cube forms in the cavity of pallet 7, then control circuit is connected the electric heater in the pallet 7, so that the surface of ice cube thawed and make them removable, and motor pivot tray 7, make ice cube drop from hollow mould, perhaps the fixedly branch via the distributor 8 that extends across hollow mould is extruded, and slides in the holder 11 above the inclination upside of wall 12.

Fig. 2 shows the perspective view of ice machine 3.A part that wherein is formed with the pallet 7 of hollow mould, the distributor 8 with its branch and ice holder 11 is visible.Ice holder 11 mainly is hidden in the bottom shell component 10 of general square shape.A-frame arm 16 centrally projects upwards from the sidewall 15 of housing parts 10 is approximate respectively.Cover plate 17 is at the upside of the front of arm 16 seal casinghousing parts 10.Cover plate 17 is made of opaque plastics.Two clear plastic window 18 that are respectively adjacent to its lateral edges are inserted in the otch in the cover plates 17.

Vertical shutter 19 surpasses the back edge of cover plate 17.By the outstanding back edge of cover plate 17 and the operational movement of hiding pallet 7 of surpassing of the article that prevent to be cooled, make cover plate 17 can be used for receiving the article that are cooled.Shutter 19 pivotally remains on the upper end of arm 16, and collapsible so that can be near pallet.

The sidewall 15 of bottom shell component 10 is connected by means of transparent base plate 20 along their lower limb.

Fig. 3 shows the cross section of passing through the top shell component 10 of ice machine 3 along the plane in shutter 19 the place aheads.Ice holder 11 is contained in the shell 21, and the depressed part 22 on the downside turning is formed in the described shell 21 with the shape of quadrant cylindricality roughly respectively.These depressed parts 22 receive the glass tube that comprises two bulbs 23, and the lead-in wire of described bulb anchors on the lamp socket of the vertical area of the wall 12 of motor 13.On the one hand, bulb 23 directly sees through dianegative 20 irradiations downwards, thus illumination subregion 6.Light towards shell 21 irradiations also reflects downwards significantly towards the inner surface of depressed part 22.Upwards a part of light of irradiation is upwards by vertical channel 24, and described vertical channel 24 extends between the respective side walls of the respective side walls 15 of housing parts 10 and shell 21 respectively, and reaches window 17, and window 17 forms upper terminal in passage 24.The downside of window can be configured to reflect or scattering correspondingly towards the center of subregion 5 by the light in upper region territory 5.

According to a second embodiment of the present invention, Fig. 4 shows the cross section of similarly passing through housing parts 10 with Fig. 3.The housing parts of ice machine is identical with embodiment among Fig. 3, but removed bulb 23, make the lamp socket 25 of bulb in wall 12 as seen, alternatively, the printed circuit board (PCB) 27 that is equipped with light emitting diode 26 at downside roughly extends across the whole width of housing parts 10 between the bottom of shell 21 and base plate 20, illuminating down subregion 6, and the narrow elongated printed circuit board (PCB) 28 with the light emitting diode 26 that is directed upwards towards is arranged on the below of window 17, to illuminate upper region territory 5.

Claims (8)

1. refrigerating appliance, family expenses refrigerating appliance particularly, comprise: be arranged on the ice machine (3) in the inner compartment, it is characterized in that, illuminate inner compartment (5,6) at least one illuminator (23,26) of a part (5) that is positioned at ice machine (3) top is integrated in the housing (10) of ice machine (3).
2. refrigerating appliance as claimed in claim 1 is characterized in that, at least one vertical light channel (24) is embodied on the housing (10), and at least one illuminator (23) is arranged on light channel (24) and locates, with irradiation up and down.
3. as arbitrary described refrigerating appliance in the claim of front, it is characterized in that ice machine (3) comprises ice holder (12), and illuminator (23,26) contiguous ice holder (12) is provided with.
4. refrigerating appliance as claimed in claim 3 is characterized in that, the depressed part (22) that holds illuminator (23) is formed on the outside of supplying with the wall (21) of part around ice.
5. refrigerating appliance as claimed in claim 4 is characterized in that, depressed part (22) is implemented as reflector.
6. as arbitrary described refrigerating appliance in the claim of front, it is characterized in that at least two illuminators (23) are arranged on the opposition side of the housing (10) of ice machine (3) with the mirror images of each other symmetrical manner.
7. as arbitrary described refrigerating appliance in the claim of front, it is characterized in that illuminator is light emitting diode (26).
8. refrigerating appliance as claimed in claim 7 is characterized in that, light emitting diode (26) is arranged on the upside (17,18) and the downside (20) of the housing (10) of ice machine (3).
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