KR20080045044A - Display for a refrigerator - Google Patents

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KR20080045044A
KR20080045044A KR1020060114198A KR20060114198A KR20080045044A KR 20080045044 A KR20080045044 A KR 20080045044A KR 1020060114198 A KR1020060114198 A KR 1020060114198A KR 20060114198 A KR20060114198 A KR 20060114198A KR 20080045044 A KR20080045044 A KR 20080045044A
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엘지전자 주식회사
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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
    • F25DREFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT COVERED BY ANY OTHER SUBCLASS
    • F25D29/00Arrangement or mounting of control or safety devices
    • F25D29/005Mounting of control devices
    • 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
    • F25D23/00General constructional features
    • F25D23/02Doors; Covers
    • F25D23/028Details
    • 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
    • F25D2400/00General features of, or devices for refrigerators, cold rooms, ice-boxes, or for cooling or freezing apparatus not covered by any other subclass
    • F25D2400/18Aesthetic features
    • 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
    • F25D2400/00General features of, or devices for refrigerators, cold rooms, ice-boxes, or for cooling or freezing apparatus not covered by any other subclass
    • F25D2400/36Visual displays
    • F25D2400/361Interactive visual displays

Abstract

The present invention relates to a display unit for a refrigerator for displaying the operating state of the refrigerator, and more particularly to a display unit for a refrigerator that can increase the sense of unity by reducing the variation in color.
The present invention includes a control panel embedded in the refrigerator door and having an electronic component emitting light; A diffusion sheet located in front of the control panel and printed in a specific color; And, it is positioned so as to overlap the front of the diffusion sheet, the transparent portion is in contact with the diffusion sheet is printed translucently in a specific color series, and the other margin is made of a display window printed in a specific color; As the part and the see-through display the same color, a sophisticated design can be realized.

Description

Display unit for refrigerator {DISPLAY FOR A REFRIGERATOR}

1 is a view showing a refrigerator according to the prior art.

Figure 2 is a view showing the back of the display window for a refrigerator according to the prior art.

3 is a view showing an operating state of the display window for a refrigerator according to the prior art.

4 is a view showing a display unit for a refrigerator according to the present invention.

5 is a view showing the back of the display window for a refrigerator according to the present invention.

6 is a view showing an operating state of the display window for a refrigerator according to the present invention.

<Explanation of symbols on main parts of the drawings>

110: control panel 120: diffusion sheet

130: display window 131: see-through section

132: margin 132a: button

The present invention relates to a display unit for a refrigerator for displaying the operating state of the refrigerator, and more particularly to a display unit for a refrigerator that can increase the sense of unity by reducing the variation in color.

1 is a view showing a refrigerator according to the prior art, Figure 2 is a view showing the back of the display window for a refrigerator according to the prior art, Figure 3 is a view showing an operating state of the display window for a refrigerator according to the prior art. .

As shown in FIG. 1, the refrigerator according to the related art has a freezer compartment (1) and a freezer compartment installed to open and close a refrigerator main body (not shown), a freezer compartment and a refrigerating compartment in which a freezer compartment and a refrigerating compartment are formed side by side on both sides and a vegetable compartment is formed at the bottom thereof. It consists of the door 2 and the drawer 3 provided in the vegetable compartment so that extraction is possible.

In addition, the freezer compartment door 1 and the refrigerating compartment door 2 are provided with a handle portion 4 to open and close the user, and the freezer compartment door 1 is provided with an ice extractor 5 capable of withdrawing ice. On one side thereof, a display unit 6 which displays an operating state of the refrigerator and adjusts the operating state of the refrigerator is provided.

Looking at the display unit 6 in more detail, a control panel (not shown) in which electronic components connected to each component of the refrigerator are mounted is built in the freezer compartment door 1, and the freezer compartment door 1 is located in front of the control panel. The display window (6a, 6b) is installed to be exposed to the front of the), the display window (6a, 6b) is a perspective portion (6a) for displaying the operating state of the refrigerator and the button portion printed buttons to control the operation of the refrigerator Divided by (6b).

At this time, the display windows (6a, 6b) is a kind of glass member that displays letters, pictures, numbers, etc. through the light generated from the electronic components of the control panel, in order to display more clearly between the control panel and the display windows (6a, 6b) The diffusion sheet is inserted into the diffusion sheet, and the diffusion sheet is printed in black except for shapes such as numbers, letters, and symbols, and the back surface of the display windows 6a and 6b, that is, the diffusion sheet and On one side of the abutment, the see-through portion 6a is not printed, while only the button portion 6b, which is its periphery, is printed in black.

However, when the display unit of the refrigerator according to the prior art generates light from the electronic parts of the control panel, as shown in FIG. 3, when the light is generated from the front of the display windows 6a and 6b, the display windows 6a and 6b are not printed. By seeing the diffusion sheet through the see-through part 6a, there was a problem in that a boundary was seen between the see-through part 6a and the button part 6b, or the diffusion sheet side was seen to be distinguished from the button part 6b.

The present invention has been made to solve the above-mentioned problems of the prior art, and a display unit for a refrigerator that can increase the sense of unity by implementing the same color of the transparent portion and other portions indicating the operating state of the refrigerator, the object thereof There is this.

The present invention for solving the above problems is a control panel embedded in the refrigerator door, the electronic panel having a light emitting; A diffusion sheet located in front of the control panel and printed in a specific color; And a display window positioned to overlap the front surface of the diffusion sheet, wherein the display unit in contact with the diffusion sheet is semi-transparently printed in a specific color series, and the other margins are printed in a specific color. do.

In addition, the margin portion is printed in black, the perspective portion provides a display unit for a refrigerator, characterized in that printed in gray.

In addition, the margin portion provides a display unit for a refrigerator, characterized in that provided with a printed button.

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

4 is a view showing a display unit for a refrigerator according to the present invention, Figure 5 is a view showing the back of the display window for a refrigerator according to the present invention, Figure 6 is a view showing the operating state of the display window for a refrigerator according to the present invention Drawing.

As shown in FIG. 4, the display unit for a refrigerator includes a control panel 110, a diffusion sheet 120, and a display window 130, and the display window 130 is a transparent unit for displaying an operating state of the refrigerator. 131 and other portions of the margin part 132, and even if light is emitted from the control panel 110, the background color of the see-through part 131 and the margin part 132 is displayed to match.

More specifically, the control panel 110 may include a seven segment 112 and a light emitting diode (LED) indicating an operation state of the refrigerator on the substrate 111 on which a circuit is printed, that is, a cooling method such as high temperature and rapid cooling. Electronic components such as the emitted diode 113 may be mounted, or electronic buttons (not shown) or mechanical buttons (not shown) for adjusting an operating state of the refrigerator may be mounted.

In this case, the control panel 110 is connected to each component of the refrigerator, for example, a compressor, a temperature sensor in the refrigerator, etc., so that the circuit printed on the substrate 111 receives the operation state or transmits a control signal for controlling the operation. do.

Next, the diffusion sheet 120 is a transparent thin sheet except for the shape 121 of numbers, letters, symbols, etc., in a position corresponding to the seven segments 112 and the light emitting diodes 113, and is printed in a specific color. It is printed on the front surface in contact with 130.

Of course, the diffusion sheet 120 may be integrally formed with the substrate 111 and may be mounted to be adhered to the transparent part 131 of the display window 130 by an adhesive.

In this case, when the electronic component emits light from the control panel 110, light passes through only the shape 121 of numbers, letters, symbols, and the like while passing through the diffusion sheet 120.

Next, the display window 130 is a kind of glass member, which is installed to be exposed to the front surface of the door of the refrigerator, and has a see-through portion 131 at the center and a margin portion 132 at the circumferential portion thereof.

In this case, as shown in FIG. 5, the back surface of the seeing part 131, that is, the surface contacting the control panel 110 and the diffusion sheet 120 are semi-transparently printed (Smog printing) in a specific color series, while the margin part The back surface of 132, that is, the surface which is in contact with the control panel 110, is printed in a series of specific colors.

That is, the display window 130 is printed on the back, while the seeker 131 prints a certain color hazy, while the margin part 132 prints a specific color darker.

Of course, the button 132a, which is represented by the light generated from the control panel 110, may be printed in a separate color on the margin part 132, but may be configured so that printing is not performed only on the shape of the button 132a.

Further, printing may be performed on the front surface of the display window 130, that is, the surface exposed on the front surface of the refrigerator door, in the same pattern as above, but in order to prevent discoloration and deterioration due to human contact or the like. It is preferable to print in the same pattern.

Preferably, the front portion of the diffusion sheet 120 is printed in black except for the shape 121, such as numbers, letters, symbols, and the like, while printing the back side of the transparent portion 131 in gray semi-transparently at the same time. 132 can be printed in black.

Therefore, when light is generated from the seven segments 112 or the light emitting diodes 113 of the control panel 110, as shown in FIG. 5, when viewed from the front of the display window 130, the diffusion sheet 120 and the transparent part are provided. As the 131 overlaps, the black background is displayed, and the margin part 132 is also displayed in the same background color, and the operation state of the refrigerator is displayed in fluorescent color on the see-through part 131, and at the same time, the margin part 132 is displayed. The button shape is also displayed in the fluorescent color, and accordingly, as the seeker 131 and the margin part 132 display the same color, it can increase the sense of unity and provide a refined aesthetics.

In the above, the present invention has been described in detail by way of examples based on the embodiments of the present invention and the accompanying drawings. However, the scope of the present invention is not limited by the above embodiments and drawings, and the scope of the present invention will be limited only by the contents described in the claims below.

The display unit for a refrigerator according to the present invention configured as described above is installed so that the control panel, the diffusion sheet, and the display window overlap, and are installed such that the transparent sheet printed in a specific color and the transparent part of the display window printed translucently in a specific color system overlap. Since the margins of the display window excluding the transparent part of the display window are printed in a specific color, as the light is emitted from the control panel, the viewing part and the other parts of the display window can implement the same color, thereby increasing the sense of unity and more design aspects. Has the advantage of realizing a refined sense.

Claims (3)

  1. A control panel embedded in the refrigerator door and having electronic components emitting light;
    A diffusion sheet located in front of the control panel and printed in a specific color; And,
    And a display window positioned to overlap the front surface of the diffusion sheet, wherein the display unit in contact with the diffusion sheet is semi-transparently printed in a specific color series, and the other margins are printed in a specific color.
  2. The method of claim 1,
    The margin portion is printed in black, the display unit for a refrigerator, characterized in that printed in gray.
  3. The method of claim 1,
    Display unit for a refrigerator, characterized in that the margin portion is provided with a printed button.
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PCT/KR2007/005214 WO2008051001A1 (en) 2006-10-25 2007-10-23 Display for refrigerator
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