KR20090043992A - Nozzle apparatus of dispenser for refrigerator - Google Patents

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KR20090043992A
KR20090043992A KR1020070109834A KR20070109834A KR20090043992A KR 20090043992 A KR20090043992 A KR 20090043992A KR 1020070109834 A KR1020070109834 A KR 1020070109834A KR 20070109834 A KR20070109834 A KR 20070109834A KR 20090043992 A KR20090043992 A KR 20090043992A
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정시영
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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
    • F25D23/00General constructional features
    • F25D23/12Arrangements of compartments additional to cooling compartments; Combinations of refrigerators with other equipment, e.g. stove
    • F25D23/126Water cooler
    • 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
    • F25D2331/00Details or arrangements of other cooling or freezing apparatus not provided for in other groups of this subclass
    • F25D2331/80Type of cooled receptacles
    • F25D2331/81Pitchers

Abstract

A nozzle device of a refrigerator dispenser is disclosed.
The nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser disclosed in the dispenser of the refrigerator, the water supply pipe for supplying water to the dispenser; A nozzle having an outlet of water supplied through the water supply pipe; And a flexible pipe that connects the water supply pipe and the nozzle to change at least one of a direction and a height of the nozzle.
In addition, the nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser disclosed may further include a pipe winding unit that can be wound around the flexible pipe.
According to the nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser disclosed, it is possible to easily receive the dispenser's water at a position spaced apart from the dispenser without the need for connecting a separate pipe or the like, and by a simple operation of adjusting the direction of the nozzle, There is an advantage that the water can be easily supplied in the required direction.
Dispenser, Nozzle, Flexible Tubing, Wrapped Tubing

Description

Nozzle apparatus of dispenser for refrigerator

The present invention relates to a refrigerator, and more particularly, to a nozzle device of a refrigerator dispenser.

In general, a refrigerator is a device having a cooling chamber to keep food and the like at a low temperature. The cooling chamber of such a refrigerator may be classified into a freezing chamber maintained at a sub-zero temperature and a refrigerating chamber maintained at an image temperature according to its maintenance temperature.

Such a refrigerator may be provided with a dispenser capable of supplying purified water to a user.

When the user places the cup on the dispenser and operates the operation lever, the water supplied through the water supply pipe flows out into the cup through the nozzle formed in the dispenser. Through this process, water may be supplied from the dispenser to the user.

However, in the conventional refrigerator, the nozzle was a structure fixed to the dispenser. Therefore, there is a disadvantage that the adjustment of the water supply direction through the nozzle may not be possible or easy.

In addition, in the conventional refrigerator, when water is to be supplied at a position spaced from the dispenser, there is a disadvantage that such water supply may not be possible or easy with only components of the dispenser unless there is an operation such as connecting a separate pipe. .

An object of the present invention is to provide a nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser having a structure in which at least one of the water supply direction and height in the dispenser can be changed.

A nozzle apparatus of a refrigerator dispenser according to an aspect of the present invention, the dispenser of the refrigerator, the water supply pipe for supplying water to the dispenser; A nozzle having an outlet of water supplied through the water supply pipe; And a flexible pipe that connects the water supply pipe and the nozzle to change at least one of a direction and a height of the nozzle.

A nozzle device of a refrigerator dispenser according to another aspect of the present invention, the dispenser of the refrigerator, the water supply pipe for supplying water to the dispenser; A nozzle having an outlet of water supplied through the water supply pipe; A flexible pipe that connects the water supply pipe and the nozzle to vary at least one of a direction and a height of the nozzle; And a pipe winding portion to which the flexible pipe can be wound.

The pipe winding unit supports a support projecting from the inner surface of the dispenser, a pipe winding stand rotatably supported by the support, the flexible pipe can be wound, and the pipe winding stand to provide an elastic force to maintain the original state It may be characterized by including an elastic member.

According to the nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser according to an aspect of the present invention, as the flexible pipe is disposed between the water supply pipe and the nozzle, the nozzle may be separated from the dispenser and may reach a position spaced apart from the dispenser. Therefore, there is an effect that the water of the dispenser can be easily supplied at a position spaced apart from the dispenser without a work such as connecting a separate pipe.

In addition, according to the nozzle apparatus of the refrigerator dispenser, the nozzle may be separated from the dispenser, so that the outlet direction of the nozzle may be changed in a required direction. Therefore, there is an effect that water can be easily supplied in the required direction by a simple operation of adjusting the direction of the nozzle.

In addition, according to the nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser, protrusions and protrusion grooves that can be engaged with each other in the nozzle and the dispenser are formed to be engaged with each other, so that the nozzle can be stably coupled to the dispenser. .

In addition, according to the nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser according to another aspect of the present invention, as the pipe winding unit is disposed, the flexible pipe can be extended without twisting as the nozzle moves, and the flexible pipe automatically when the nozzle is seated Since it can be introduced into the dispenser and aligned, since the arrangement of the flexible pipe is not necessary, the convenience of use can be improved.

Hereinafter, a nozzle apparatus of a refrigerator dispenser according to embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.

1 is a view showing a refrigerator to which the nozzle device of the dispenser according to the first embodiment of the present invention is applied, and FIG. 2 is a view showing a nozzle seated in the nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser according to the first embodiment of the present invention. 3 is a view showing a state that the nozzle protrudes from the nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser according to the first embodiment of the present invention.

1 to 3 together, the refrigerator 100 according to the first embodiment of the present invention includes a refrigerator main body 110 and a door 120 for opening and closing the refrigerator main body 110.

In addition, the refrigerator 100 includes a dispenser capable of supplying purified water to a user, and a nozzle device 200 for supplying water from the dispenser.

The nozzle device 200 includes a water supply pipe 210 for supplying water to the dispenser, a nozzle 220 having an outlet of water supplied through the water supply pipe 210, and the water supply pipe 210. ) And the nozzle 220, and includes a flexible pipe 300 capable of varying at least one of a direction and a height of the nozzle 220.

Meanwhile, the dispenser is formed with a dispenser hole 111 into which a cup can be inserted, and a dispenser bottom 112 into which a cup inserted into the dispenser hole 111 can be placed.

In addition, the dispenser lever unit 230 is formed in the dispenser. The dispenser lever unit 230 includes an operation lever 231, a hinge shaft 232, and a connection lever 233.

In the dispenser lever unit 230, when the cup inserted into the dispenser hole 111 or the user arbitrarily presses the operation lever 231 by applying an external force, the connection lever 233 connected to the operation lever 231 is connected. It is rotated about the hinge axis 232. A sensor may be provided at the distal end of the connecting lever 233 which is rotated as described above, and the water supply pipe 210 may be opened so that water is supplied through the water supply pipe 210.

The flexible pipe 300 is configured to extend to a predetermined length between the water supply pipe 210 and the nozzle 220.

For example, the flexible pipe 300 may be formed of an elastic material. Alternatively, the flexible pipe 300 is formed of a freely deformable material or structure, and is disposed longer than the length between the water supply pipe 210 and the nozzle 220, so that the water supply pipe 210 and the nozzle ( 220 may be arranged in a folded shape a predetermined number of times.

By such examples, the flexible pipe 300 may extend to a predetermined length between the water supply pipe 210 and the nozzle 220.

In addition to the examples described above, various examples may be proposed in which the flexible pipe 300 can be extended to a predetermined length between the water supply pipe 210 and the nozzle 220, and these examples are also matters of the present invention. Of course it is in the range of.

As described above, as the flexible pipe 300 is disposed between the water supply pipe 210 and the nozzle 220, as shown in FIG. 3, the nozzle 220 is separated from the dispenser. A position spaced apart from the dispenser may be reached. Therefore, the water of the dispenser can be easily supplied at a position spaced apart from the dispenser without an operation such as connecting a separate pipe.

In addition, since the nozzle 220 may be separated from the dispenser, an outlet direction of the nozzle 220 may be changed in a required direction. Therefore, water can be easily supplied in the required direction by a simple operation of adjusting the direction of the nozzle 220.

Meanwhile, protrusions 221 and protrusion grooves 113 engaged with each other may be formed at portions where the nozzle 220 and the nozzle 220 are coupled to the dispenser.

2 and 3, the protrusion 221 may be formed in the nozzle 220, and the protrusion groove 113 may be formed in a portion where the nozzle 220 is coupled to the dispenser. On the contrary, a protrusion groove may be formed in the nozzle 220, and a protrusion 221 may be formed in a portion where the nozzle 220 is coupled to the dispenser.

The nozzle 220 and the protrusion 221 and the protrusion groove 113 formed at a portion where the nozzle 220 is coupled to the dispenser are engaged with each other, so that the nozzle 220 is stably coupled to the dispenser. It can keep the state.

When the flexible pipe 300 is disposed to be exposed to the outside, a problem such as the flexible pipe 300 may be caught on another part of the refrigerator 100 may occur, and the appearance of the flexible pipe 300 may not be good. 300 may be preferably disposed inside the dispenser.

Hereinafter, the nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser according to the second embodiment of the present invention will be described. In carrying out this description, the contents already described in the above-described first embodiment of the present invention will be replaced with the description thereof, and will be omitted herein.

4 is a view showing the nozzle is seated in the nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser according to the second embodiment of the present invention, Figure 5 is a nozzle device protruding from the nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser according to the second embodiment of the present invention This figure shows the appearance.

4 and 5 together, in the second embodiment of the present invention, the nozzle device 200 of the dispenser of the refrigerator 100 supplies a water supply pipe 210 for supplying water to the dispenser, and the water supply pipe. A nozzle 220 having an outlet of water supplied through 210 and the water supply pipe 210 and the nozzle 220 may be connected to vary at least one of a direction and a height of the nozzle 220. It includes a flexible pipe 300, and a pipe winding unit 350 that can be wound around the flexible pipe 300.

The pipe winding unit 350 is rotatably supported by the supports 351 and 352 protruding from the inner surface of the dispenser and the supports 351 and 352, and the flexible pipe 300 can be wound. Kimdae 353 and the pipe winding 353 may be composed of a spring 354 is an elastic member that provides an elastic force to maintain the original state.

The operation of the pipe winding unit 350 will be described.

First, when the nozzle 220 is seated in the dispenser, as shown in FIG. 4, the flexible pipe 300 maintains a state wound around the pipe winding table 353.

When the nozzle 220 is separated from the dispenser, the pipe winding table 353 rotates as the flexible pipe 300 extends along the nozzle 220. With the rotation of the pipe winding 353, as shown in FIG. 5, the flexible pipe 300 may be extended without kinks along the nozzle 220.

At this time, a restoring force is accumulated in the spring 354.

On the other hand, when the nozzle 220 is mounted back to the dispenser, the pipe winding 353 is rotated in the opposite direction by the restoring force of the spring 354. Then, the flexible pipe 300 is wound around the pipe winding table 353 again, and may be reduced to the shape shown in FIG. 4.

As described above, as the pipe winding unit 350 is disposed, the flexible pipe 300 may be extended without twisting according to the movement of the nozzle 220, and when the nozzle 220 is seated, the flexible Since the pipe 300 can be automatically introduced into the dispenser and aligned, since the arrangement of the flexible pipe 300 is not necessary, convenience of use can be improved.

While the invention has been shown and described with respect to specific embodiments thereof, those skilled in the art can variously modify the invention without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as set forth in the claims below. And that it can be changed. Nevertheless, it will be clearly understood that all such modifications and variations are included within the scope of the present invention.

According to the nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser according to an aspect of the present invention, at least one of the water supply direction and the height of the dispenser may be varied, so that the convenience of use is improved, and thus the industrial applicability thereof is high.

1 is a view showing a refrigerator to which a nozzle device of a dispenser according to a first embodiment of the present invention is applied.

2 is a view showing a state that the nozzle is seated in the nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser according to the first embodiment of the present invention.

3 is a view showing a state that the nozzle protrudes from the nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser according to the first embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 4 is a view showing a nozzle seated in the nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser according to a second embodiment of the present invention.

5 is a view showing a state that the nozzle protrudes from the nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser according to the second embodiment of the present invention.

<Explanation of symbols for the main parts of the drawings>

100: refrigerator 110: refrigerator body

111: dispenser hall 120: refrigerator door

112: dispenser bottom 113: protrusion groove

200: nozzle unit of the dispenser 210: water supply piping

220: nozzle 221: projection

230: dispenser lever portion 231: operating lever

232: hinge axis 233: connecting lever

300: flexible pipe 350: pipe winding

351, 352: support 353: pipe winding

354: spring

Claims (6)

  1. In the dispenser of the refrigerator,
    A water supply pipe for supplying water to the dispenser;
    A nozzle having an outlet of water supplied through the water supply pipe; And
    And a flexible pipe that connects the water supply pipe and the nozzle to change at least one of a direction and a height of the nozzle.
  2. The method of claim 1,
    The flexible pipe is a nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser, characterized in that can be extended to a predetermined length between the water supply pipe and the nozzle.
  3. The method of claim 1,
    The nozzle and the nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser, characterized in that the projection and the projection groove which is engaged with each other is formed in the portion where the nozzle is coupled to the dispenser.
  4.  The method of claim 1,
    The flexible pipe is a nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser, characterized in that disposed in the interior of the dispenser.
  5. The method of claim 1,
    The nozzle device of the refrigerator dispenser further comprises a pipe winding unit which can be wound around the flexible pipe.
  6. The method of claim 5, wherein
    The pipe winding part
    A support protruding from an inner side of the dispenser;
    A pipe winding stand rotatably supported by the support and to which the flexible pipe may be wound;
    The nozzle unit of the refrigerator dispenser, characterized in that it comprises an elastic member for providing an elastic force so that the pipe winding stand to maintain the original state.
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