KR100988467B1 - Water purifier having ice-maker - Google Patents

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KR100988467B1
KR100988467B1 KR1020080037449A KR20080037449A KR100988467B1 KR 100988467 B1 KR100988467 B1 KR 100988467B1 KR 1020080037449 A KR1020080037449 A KR 1020080037449A KR 20080037449 A KR20080037449 A KR 20080037449A KR 100988467 B1 KR100988467 B1 KR 100988467B1
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    • B01DSEPARATION
    • B01D35/00Other filtering devices; Auxiliary devices for filtration; Filter housing constructions
    • 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
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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
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An ice purifier capable of efficiently producing ice using an auxiliary tank is disclosed.
The ice water purifier, the auxiliary tank for receiving the water for ice making is formed inside the space; An ice-making drip tray for receiving raw water for ice-making supplied from the auxiliary tank; An ice making unit that generates ice or cools the ice making raw water through an ice making evaporator installed to be immersed in the ice making raw water accommodated in the ice making drip tray; Cold water tank for cooling the water contained therein using the ice generated in the ice making unit; And a water guide member for guiding the deicing water remaining in the ice making unit to be recovered to the auxiliary tank. It includes, wherein the volume of the auxiliary tank is characterized in that less than the volume of the cold water tank.
According to such an ice water purifier, by providing a separate auxiliary tank for supplying raw water for ice making at low temperature, it is possible to stably supply raw water for ice making with a drip tray for ice making, so that even if extraction of cold water is large in a short time Since the temperature of the raw water can be kept low, the ice making efficiency is increased.
Ice water purifier, auxiliary tank, cold water tank, ice making unit, ice tray, ice storage

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Ice Water Purifier with Auxiliary Tank {WATER PURIFIER HAVING ICE-MAKER}

The present invention relates to an ice water purifier provided with an ice making unit, and more particularly, to an ice water purifier having an auxiliary tank capable of efficiently generating ice using an auxiliary tank.

In general, ice water purifier is a device for supplying purified water, cold water and / or hot water and ice to the user by purifying raw water, such as tap water. An ice water purifier typically includes a filter unit for purifying raw water, a purified water tank for storing purified water, a cold water tank for cooling purified water, and an ice making unit for making ice, and a hot water tank for heating and storing purified water. It can be provided as.

Such ice water purifiers are typically provided with ice trays for receiving raw water for ice making from water tanks to cool the ice water contained in the drip trays by the ice making unit to generate ice.

However, since the water contained in the purified water tank is close to room temperature, there is a problem in that it takes a lot of power and time to cool the ice making raw water contained in the ice making drip tray to generate ice.

In order to solve this problem, the method of cooling the cold water tank by supplying the water cooled first in the cold water tank to the ice making drip tray to generate ice and supplying the raw ice water remaining in the ice making drip tray to the cold water tank again. It has been proposed.

As an example, Korean Patent No. 729962 discloses a method of providing a cooling means to a cold water tank and an ice making unit using one compressor and two evaporators (Korean Patent No. 407867), resulting in an increase in cost due to an increase in the capacity of the compressor. In order to solve the problem that not only the energy consumption increases but also the noise of the compressor increases, an ice water purifier that does not employ a separate cooling means in the cold water tank is disclosed.

The ice water purifier disclosed in the above-mentioned Patent No. 729962 supplies water contained in a cold water tank to an ice making drip tray to generate or cool ice by an ice making unit, and rotates the ice making drip tray to generate water remaining in the ice tray after ice formation. Or it has a configuration to cool the cold water tank by re-supply the water cooled to a predetermined temperature by the ice making unit to the cold water tank.

Since the conventional ice water purifier adopts a method of generating ice by using water cooled in a cold water tank primarily and cooled in a cold water tank, it may be efficient when the temperature of the cooling water contained in the cold water tank is low. As a lot of room temperature water flows into the cold water tank from the tank, a problem arises that the water temperature of the cold water tank rapidly increases.

That is, when the extraction amount of cold water is large in a short time, when the water level of the cold water tank is lowered and the water level of the cold water tank is lowered by the low water level sensor of the cold water tank, a large amount of room temperature water is introduced from the purified water tank, The temperature of the water rapidly rises, and the temperature of the ice making raw water supplied from the cold water tank to the ice making drip tray to generate ice becomes close to room temperature.

In particular, the ice water purifier of the patent because the volume of the cold water tank for supplying a large amount of cold water is a certain degree or more, since the water temperature of the cold water tank is increased by the supply of room temperature water from the purified water tank there is no separate cooling means in the cooling tank Only cooling the water contained in the ice-making drip tray takes a considerable time to lower the temperature of the cold water tank, and there is a problem in that the efficiency of producing ice using the cooling water contained in the cold water tank is considerably reduced.

The present invention has been made to solve at least some of the above problems, and an object of the present invention is to provide an ice water purifier having an auxiliary tank capable of efficiently generating ice using raw water for low temperature ice making.

In addition, an object of the present invention is to provide an ice water purifier having an auxiliary tank capable of efficiently maintaining the temperature of the cold water tank with only one cooling unit.

As an aspect for achieving the above object, the present invention, there is formed a space therein auxiliary tank for receiving raw water for ice making; An ice-making drip tray for receiving raw water for ice-making supplied from the auxiliary tank; An ice making unit configured to generate ice through the ice making evaporator installed to be immersed in the ice making water received in the ice making drip tray or to cool the ice making raw water contained in the ice making drip tray; A cold water tank provided separately from the auxiliary tank to cool the water contained therein by using the ice generated by the ice making unit; And a water guide member for guiding the raw ice for remaining in the ice making unit to be recovered to the auxiliary tank, but limiting movement of the raw water for ice making to the auxiliary tank. Including, the ice generated in the ice making unit after the end of the cooling process through the ice making unit is supplied to the cold water tank to cool the water contained in the cold water tank, the raw water for ice making remaining in the ice tray drip is Recovered to the auxiliary tank through the guide member and supplied back to the ice tray, the volume of the auxiliary tank is smaller than the volume of the cold water tank provides an ice water purifier.

Preferably, the water guide member may include a guide jaw having a predetermined height so that raw water for ice making remaining in the ice making unit does not flow to another member, and a guide surface adjacent to the guide jaw.

More preferably, an ice separation member having a water penetrating groove for filtering the ice generated in the ice making unit does not flow into the water guide member may be installed on the water guide member.

At this time, the ice separating member is preferably inclined downward toward the ice reservoir direction to guide the ice generated in the ice making unit to the ice reservoir located lower than the ice making unit.

On the other hand, the ice purifier according to an aspect of the present invention may further include an ice guide member for selectively guiding the ice generated in the ice making unit to any one side of the ice reservoir and the cold water tank. At this time, the ice guide member is positioned between a first position where the ice generated in the ice making unit is guided to the ice reservoir side, and a second position where the ice generated in the ice making unit is guided to the cold water tank side. It can be rotated by the driving means.

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Preferably, the ice-making drip tray may be configured to rotate by the drip tray rotation driving means.

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In addition, the volume of the water accommodated in the auxiliary tank is preferably 1.2 to 3 times the volume of the water supplied to the ice tray for ice production.

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As another aspect, the present invention, the space is formed inside the auxiliary tank for receiving raw water for ice making; An ice-making drip tray for receiving raw water for ice-making supplied from the auxiliary tank; An ice making unit configured to generate ice through the ice making evaporator installed to be immersed in the ice making water received in the ice making drip tray or to cool the ice making raw water contained in the ice making drip tray; A cold water tank provided separately from the auxiliary tank to cool the water contained therein by using the ice generated by the ice making unit; A water guide member which guides the raw water for ice making remaining in the ice making unit to be recovered to the auxiliary tank but restricts movement of the raw water for ice making to the cold water tank; And an ice reservoir for storing the ice produced by the ice making unit. After the cooling process through the ice making unit is completed, the ice generated in the ice making unit is supplied to the cold water tank to cool the water contained in the cold water tank. The ice-making raw water contained in the ice reservoir and remaining in the ice-making drip tray is recovered to the auxiliary tank through the water guide member and then re-supplied to the ice-making drip tray, and the volume of the auxiliary tank is It provides an ice water purifier characterized by being smaller than a volume.

Preferably, the ice moving member having a water penetrating groove for filtering the ice generated in the ice making unit does not flow into the water guide member may be installed on the upper portion of the water guide member. At this time, the ice moving member may be configured to move the ice generated in the ice making unit to any one side of the ice reservoir and the cold water tank.

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In addition, the inlet of the ice reservoir and the cold water tank is preferably formed on both sides around the rotation axis of the ice moving member. At this time, the ice moving member is a cold water so that the ice formed in the ice making unit is inclined downward toward the ice reservoir direction to guide the ice reservoir side, and the ice generated in the ice making unit is guided to the cold water tank side It can be rotated by the ice positioning drive means between the second positions which are inclined downward toward the tank direction.

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As described above, according to an embodiment of the present invention, by providing a separate auxiliary tank for supplying the raw water for ice making at low temperature, it is possible to stably supply the raw water for ice making at low temperature to the ice tray to extract cold water. In this short time, even in many cases, the temperature of the raw water for ice making can be kept low, thereby increasing the ice making efficiency.

In addition, according to an embodiment of the present invention, since the water contained in the cold water tank is cooled through the ice generated in the ice making unit, a separate evaporator is not required for cooling the cold water tank, and thus the configuration of the cooling cycle is simple and the ice is removed. Since the cooling of the cold water tank is achieved by using this, the temperature of the cold water tank can be quickly lowered.

Further, according to an embodiment of the present invention, since the ice is selectively supplied to the ice reservoir and the cold water tank through the rotation of the ice guide member or the ice moving member, the supply structure of the ice is simple.

Hereinafter, exemplary embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.

1 is a schematic view of an ice water purifier according to a first embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 2 is a schematic view of an ice water purifier according to a second embodiment of the present invention. 3 is a partial cutaway perspective view of an ice water purifier according to a third embodiment of the present invention, FIG. 4 is a perspective view partially cut away from another direction of the ice water purifier shown in FIG. 3, and FIG. 5 is shown in FIG. 3. It is a schematic diagram showing a state in which ice is introduced into the ice storage in the ice purifier, Figure 6 is a schematic diagram showing a state in which the ice is introduced into the cold water tank in the ice purifier shown in FIG.

First, the ice water purifier 100 according to the first embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. 1.

As shown in FIG. 1, the ice water purifier 100 according to the first embodiment of the present invention has a space formed therein and includes an auxiliary tank 130 for receiving water and water supplied from the auxiliary tank 130. Using ice as raw water for ice making or ice making unit 210 for cooling raw water for ice making and water for guiding the raw water for ice remaining in the ice making unit 210 to be recovered to the auxiliary tank 130. It comprises a guide member 160.

The auxiliary tank 130 accommodates the water supplied from the purified water tank 110 through the water supply pipe 170 therein, and the ice tray drip 190 through the pump 155 and the ice water supply pipe 150. ) Will supply the raw water for ice making. Here, the purified water tank 110 is to accommodate the water filtered through a filter unit (not shown) consisting of a plurality of filters, and has a configuration similar to that used in a conventional water purifier, so a detailed description thereof will be omitted.

At this time, the immersion pipe 221 provided in the ice making evaporator 220 of the ice making unit 210 is supplied from the auxiliary tank 130 is immersed in the raw water for ice making accommodated in the ice receiving tray 190, the ice making unit 210 As the ice is driven, ice is formed around the immersion tube 221.

When ice is formed by the operation of the ice making unit 210, a task for de-icing is performed. For ice removal, the ice tray drip 190 is rotated about the rotating shaft 191 through a drip drive means (see 192 'of FIGS. 3 and 4) such as a rotating motor (in the case of FIG. 1, clockwise). At this time, the water remaining in the ice tray 190 drops down.

In addition, in the state in which the ice tray 190 is rotated for deicing, the evaporator 220 is supplied with hot gas for deicing to separate the ice attached to the immersion tube 221. Since the structure of the ice making unit 210 and the ice making / defrosting process are widely used in various methods in the conventional ice water purifier, detailed description thereof will be omitted.

Unlike the foregoing, the temperature of the ice-making raw water accommodated in the ice-making drip tray 190 is not frozen by controlling the driving timing of the ice-making unit 210 and / or the drip driving unit (see 192 'of FIGS. 3 and 4). It is also possible to produce only low cooling water.

On the other hand, the structure of the ice making unit 210 used in the present invention and the operation for deicing / defrosting can adopt a variety of conventional structures and forms within the scope without departing from the spirit of the present invention, for example, Rather than being immersed, a method of cooling the drip tray for ice making with partitions as a whole may be adopted.

In addition, the water guide member 160 guides the raw water for ice making remaining in the ice making unit 210 to the auxiliary tank 130, and the raw water for ice making remaining in the ice making unit 210 is transferred to another member. It may be provided with a guide jaw 161 having a predetermined height so as not to flow, and a guide surface 162 connected adjacent to the guide jaw 161 to guide raw water for ice making to the auxiliary tank 130.

At this time, the upper portion of the water guide member 160, the ice separation member 180 having a water penetrating groove 181 for filtering the ice generated in the ice making unit 210 does not flow into the water guide member 160 is Can be installed. The water penetrating groove 181 functions to allow the water remaining in the ice-making drip tray 190 to penetrate and flow into the water guide member 160.

At this time, the raw water for ice making passing through the water penetrating groove 181 is introduced into the auxiliary tank 130 along the guide surface 162 to lower the water temperature of the auxiliary tank 130.

In addition, the lower portion of the ice making unit 210 is provided with an ice reservoir 140 for storing the ice generated in the ice making unit 210, the ice separation member 180 is the ice generated in the ice making unit 210 It is inclined downward toward the ice reservoir 140 direction to guide the reservoir 140 side.

Therefore, the ice separated from the immersion tube 221 during the defrosting process is guided by the ice separating member 180 to be moved to the ice reservoir 140.

In addition, a cold water tank 120 is installed below the purified water tank 110 to cool the water supplied from the purified water tank 110 by the tank evaporator 230. In this way, to cool the cold water tank 120, a refrigeration cycle member such as a compressor and a condenser provided in the ice making unit 210 is used, but only the flow path of the evaporator branches to the ice making evaporator 220 and the tank evaporator 230. It may be configured, or may be configured to have a cooling cycle separate from the cooling cycle of the ice making unit 210.

On the other hand, the auxiliary tank 130 is provided with a water level sensor 131 and the low water level sensor 132, such as a water level sensor and a temperature sensor 133, the water level in the state that the water recovered in the ice tray drip 190 is mixed And temperature.

If the temperature of the water detected by the temperature sensor 133 is higher than the set temperature, it is necessary to supply a large amount of cold ice water to the auxiliary tank 130 to lower the water temperature of the auxiliary tank 130. To this end, before the ice is produced in the ice making tray 190 through a control unit (not shown), the auxiliary ice tank 130 rotates the ice making tray 190 to store a large amount of cool cooling water remaining in the ice making tray 190. It can also be controlled to flow in.

In addition, when it is detected that the water level of the auxiliary tank 130 is the full water level through the full water level sensor 131, some of the water may be configured to be sent to the cold water tank 120 or the purified water tank 110 or discharged to the outside.

As such, in order to maintain a low temperature inside the auxiliary tank 130 through the raw water for ice making recovered from the ice receiving tray 190, the auxiliary tank 130 may be used to lower the heat capacity of the water contained in the auxiliary tank 130. The volume of) is preferably smaller than that of the cold water tank 120.

In addition, the volume of water accommodated in the auxiliary tank 130 in order to supply the raw water for smooth ice-making from the auxiliary tank 130 to the ice-making drip tray 190 is considered to generate ice in consideration of the installation height of the low water level sensor 132. It is preferable that the volume of water supplied to the ice-making drip tray 190 is 1.2 times or more, and to make the volume of the auxiliary tank 130 small so that the temperature inside the auxiliary tank 130 can be easily lowered. It is preferable that it is three times or less of the volume of water supplied.

As described above, in the case of the ice water purifier 100 according to the first embodiment of the present invention, the auxiliary tank 130 is provided to provide raw water for low ice making from the auxiliary tank 130 to the ice tray 190 for ice making. Since it can be stably supplied, even if cold water is extracted in a short time, it is possible to obtain the advantage of keeping the temperature of the ice making raw water low.

Next, the ice water purifier 100 according to the second embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. 2.

The same or similar components as those of the first embodiment shown in FIG. 1 will be denoted by the same reference numerals as the corresponding components shown in FIG. 1, and detailed descriptions of the same and similar components will be omitted to avoid unnecessary duplication. do.

The ice water purifier 100 according to the second embodiment of the present invention does not include a cooling unit such as an evaporator for cooling the cold water tank 120, but uses a cold water tank through ice generated through the ice making unit 210. 120) Except for the configuration of cooling the water contained therein, it is basically the same as in the first embodiment.

The ice purifier 100 shown in FIG. 2 further includes an ice guide member 250 to selectively guide the ice generated by the ice making unit 210 to the ice reservoir 140 or the cold water tank 120. do.

The ice guide member 250 has a first position (a position indicated by a dotted line in FIG. 2) to guide the ice generated in the ice making unit 210 toward the ice storage 140, and in the ice making unit 210. Between the second position (the position indicated by the solid line in FIG. 2) to guide the generated ice to the cold water tank 120 side is rotated about the rotation axis 251, the rotation of the ice guide member 250 is not shown By ice positioning driving means such as a non-motor.

In the case of the ice water purifier 100 according to the second embodiment, the auxiliary tank 130 is provided to stably supply the raw water for ice making at a low temperature from the auxiliary tank 130 to the ice tray 190 for ice making. Even if the extraction is large in a short time, the advantage of keeping the temperature of the ice making raw water low can be obtained.

In addition, since a separate evaporator for cooling the cold water tank 120 is not required, the configuration of the cooling device is simple, and the cold water tank is cooled using ice, so that the temperature of the cold water tank can be lowered quickly. do.

Finally, the ice water purifier 100 ′ according to the third embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. 3 to 6.

Components similar to or similar to those of the first embodiment shown in FIG. 1 and the second embodiment shown in FIG. 2 are indicated by adding a '' symbol after the reference numerals of the corresponding elements shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. In order to avoid unnecessary duplication, detailed description of the same or similar configuration will be omitted.

As shown in FIGS. 3 to 6, the ice water purifier 100 ′ according to the third embodiment of the present invention has an auxiliary tank 130 ′ having a space therein to receive water supplied from the water purification tank 110 ′. And the water supplied from the auxiliary tank 130 'through the pump 155' and the supply port 151 'at the end of the ice making water supply pipe 150' as raw water for ice making or ice making. An ice making unit 210 'for cooling the raw water, a water guide member 160' for guiding the raw ice for remaining in the ice making unit 210 'to the auxiliary tank 130', and the ice making unit. Cold water tank 120 'for cooling the water contained therein using the ice generated in the unit 210', and ice storage 140 'for storing the ice generated in the ice making unit 210' It is configured to accommodate the raw water for ice-making supplied from the auxiliary tank 130 ', and selectively rotated by the drip tray rotating means. It may further include an ice-making drip tray 190 '.

In addition, the ice making unit 210 'may include an ice making evaporator installed to be immersed in the ice making water accommodated in the ice receiving drip tray 190', but the structure of the ice making unit 210 'and the ice making as described above The manner of defrosting is not limited thereto, and various conventional techniques may be applied.

3 to 6, the water guide member 160 ′ includes a guide jaw 161 ′ having a predetermined height so that raw water for ice making remaining in the ice making unit 210 ′ does not flow to another member. The guide surface 162 ′ formed between the guide jaws 161 ′ may be used to stably recover the raw ice water remaining in the ice making unit 210 ′ as the auxiliary tank 130 ′.

In addition, similar to the first and second embodiments, the upper portion of the water guide member 160 'filters the water permeation to prevent ice generated from the ice making unit 210' from entering the water guide member 160 '. An ice moving member 250 ′ having a groove 252 ′ may be installed. The water penetrating groove 252 'functions to allow the water remaining in the ice making tray 190' to penetrate and enter the water guide member 160 ', and the raw water for ice making that has passed through the water penetrating groove 252'. Is introduced into the auxiliary tank 130 'along the guide surface 162' to lower the water temperature of the auxiliary tank 130 '.

In addition, the ice moving member 250 'is rotated about the rotational axis 251' by the ice positioning driving means 255 'to transfer the ice generated by the ice making unit 210' to the ice storage 140. ') Or the cold water tank 120' can be selectively moved.

In order to simplify the structure of moving the ice, the ice reservoir 140 'and the ice inlet of the cold water tank 120' are preferably formed at both sides of the rotating shaft 251 'of the ice moving member 250', respectively. Do.

Accordingly, the ice moving member 250 'is rotated by the ice positioning driving means 255' so that the ice generated in the ice making unit 210 'is guided to the ice reservoir 140'. As shown in FIG. 5, the first position is inclined downward toward the ice reservoir 140 ′. In addition, when the water temperature of the cold water tank 120 'is detected to be higher than the set temperature by the water temperature sensor 123' of the cold water tank 120 ', the ice generated by the ice making unit 210' is the cold water tank 120 The ice moving member 250 ′ is rotated by the ice positioning driving means 255 ′ so as to be guided toward the ') side to make a downward slope toward the cold water tank 120 ′ as shown in FIG. 6. It has two positions.

On the other hand, if the water temperature of the auxiliary tank 130 'is higher than the set temperature, it is necessary to supply a large amount of cold ice making water into the auxiliary tank 130' to lower the water temperature of the auxiliary tank 130 '. To this end, as described above in the first embodiment, the ice tray d'190 'is rotated before the ice is generated in the ice tray 190' through the controller (not shown) to the ice tray 190 '. A large amount of the remaining cool cooling water may be controlled to flow into the auxiliary tank 130 ′.

In addition, in the case of the third embodiment, the volume of the auxiliary tank 130 'is advantageously smaller than that of the cold water tank 120' so as to stably maintain the temperature of the auxiliary tank 130 '. 130 ') is preferably 1.2 to 3 times the volume of the water supplied to the ice making tray 190' for ice formation.

Meanwhile, ice discharge means 141 'such as a screw may be installed in the ice reservoir 140' for extracting the ice. When the ice discharge means 141 'is rotated about the rotating shaft 141a', Ice is discharged through the ice outlet (143 ′ in FIG. 4). Since the internal structure of the ice reservoir 140 'is widely used in a conventional ice water purifier, detailed description thereof will be omitted.

Even in the case of the ice water purifier 100 ′ according to the third embodiment having such a configuration, a separate auxiliary tank 130 ′ for supplying raw water for ice making at a low temperature is provided to the ice tray drip 190 ′. Since the raw water for ice making can be stably supplied, even when cold water is extracted in a short time, the temperature of the raw water for ice making can be kept low, thereby increasing the ice making efficiency.

In addition, since the water contained in the cold water tank 120 'is cooled through the ice, a separate evaporator is not required for cooling the cold water tank 120'. Since cooling is made, there is an advantage that the temperature of the cold water tank 120 'can be lowered quickly.

In addition, by adopting the configuration of the ice moving member 250 'that rotates between the predetermined position can be obtained an advantage that the configuration for selectively supplying the ice to the ice reservoir 140' and the cold water tank 120 'is simple.

While the invention has been shown and described with respect to particular embodiments, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that various modifications and variations can be made in the present invention without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as set forth in the claims below. I want to make it clear.

1 is a schematic diagram of an ice water purifier according to a first embodiment of the present invention.

2 is a schematic view of an ice water purifier according to a second embodiment of the present invention.

3 is a partially cutaway perspective view of an ice water purifier according to a third embodiment of the present invention.

4 is a perspective view partially cut away from the ice water purifier shown in FIG.

Figure 5 is a schematic diagram showing a state in which ice flows into the ice storage in the ice purifier shown in FIG.

Figure 6 is a schematic diagram showing a state in which ice is introduced into the cold water tank in the ice water purifier shown in FIG.

Explanation of symbols on the main parts of the drawings

100,100 '... Ice Water Purifier 110,110' ... Water Purification Tank

120,120 '... Cold water tank 130,130' ... Auxiliary tank

140,140 '... Ice cellar 141,141' ... Ice drainer

150,150 '... Raw water supply line for ice making 155 ... Pump

160,160 '... water guide member 161,161' ... guide jaw

162,162 '... guide surface 180 ... ice separator

181,252 '... Water penetrating groove 190,190' ... Ice tray

220,220 '... Deicing evaporator 250 ... Ice guide member

250 '... ice moving member 251' ... rotating shaft

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  1. A secondary tank is formed therein to accommodate raw water for ice making;
    An ice-making drip tray for receiving raw water for ice-making supplied from the auxiliary tank;
    An ice making unit configured to generate ice through the ice making evaporator installed to be immersed in the ice making water received in the ice making drip tray or to cool the ice making raw water contained in the ice making drip tray;
    A cold water tank provided separately from the auxiliary tank to cool the water contained therein by using the ice generated by the ice making unit; And
    A water guide member which guides the raw water for ice making remaining in the ice making unit to be recovered to the auxiliary tank but restricts movement of the raw water for ice making to the cold water tank;
    Including,
    After completion of the cooling process through the ice making unit, the ice produced in the ice making unit is supplied to the cold water tank to cool the water contained in the cold water tank, and the raw ice for remaining in the ice receiving drip is transferred through the water guide member. After the recovery to the auxiliary tank is supplied back to the ice tray drip,
    The volume of the auxiliary tank is less than the volume of the cold water tank ice water purifier, characterized in that.
  2. The method of claim 1,
    And an ice storage for storing the ice generated by the ice making unit.
    After the completion of the cooling process through the ice making unit ice generated in the ice making unit is supplied to the cold water tank to cool the water contained in the cold water tank or the ice water purifier characterized in that it is accommodated in the ice storage.
  3. The method according to claim 1 or 2,
    The water guide member is an ice water purifier, characterized in that it has a guide jaw having a predetermined height and the guide surface connected to the guide jaw so that the raw water for ice making remaining in the ice making unit does not flow to another member.
  4. The method of claim 1,
    And an ice separation member having a water penetrating groove to filter the ice generated by the ice making unit from entering the water guide member.
  5. The method of claim 4, wherein
    An ice guiding member for guiding the ice generated by the ice making unit to any one of an ice reservoir located below the ice making unit and the cold water tank;
    Additionally contains
    The ice guiding member is an ice positioning driving means between a first position for guiding the ice generated in the ice making unit to the ice reservoir side and a second position for guiding the ice generated in the ice making unit to the cold water tank side. Ice water purifier, characterized in that rotated by.
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  7. The method according to claim 1 or 2,
    The ice-making drip tray is an ice generating water purifier, characterized in that rotated by the drip tray rotation drive means.
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  9. The method according to claim 1 or 2,
    And a volume of water accommodated in the auxiliary tank is 1.2 to 3 times the volume of water supplied to the ice tray for ice production.
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  12. The method of claim 2,
    In the upper portion of the water guide member is provided with an ice moving member having a water penetrating groove for filtering the ice generated in the ice making unit does not flow into the water guide member,
    The ice moving member is an ice water purifier, characterized in that for moving the ice generated in the ice making unit to any one of the ice reservoir and the cold water tank.
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  14. The method of claim 12,
    The inlet of the ice reservoir and the cold water tank are respectively formed on both sides of the rotation axis of the ice moving member,
    The ice moving member has a first position inclined downward toward an ice reservoir direction so that the ice generated in the ice making unit is guided to the ice reservoir side, and a cold water tank direction so that the ice generated in the ice making unit is guided to the cold water tank side. Ice water purifier, characterized in that rotated by the ice positioning drive means between the second position inclined downward toward.
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