US2229850A - Water cooler - Google Patents

Water cooler Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US2229850A
US2229850A US257400A US25740039A US2229850A US 2229850 A US2229850 A US 2229850A US 257400 A US257400 A US 257400A US 25740039 A US25740039 A US 25740039A US 2229850 A US2229850 A US 2229850A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
door
water
valve
refrigerator
jar
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
US257400A
Inventor
James W Hoskins
Original Assignee
Truan T Lester
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Truan T Lester filed Critical Truan T Lester
Priority to US257400A priority Critical patent/US2229850A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US2229850A publication Critical patent/US2229850A/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Application status is Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Classifications

    • 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

Description

J. W; HosKlNs WATER COOLER dan. 28, w41.

Filed Feb. 2o, 19:59 2 sheets-sheet 1 JAMES `w. HosKlNmentor AB m/W Gttorneg Patented Jan. 28, 1941 WATER COOLER James W. Hoskins, Spokane, Wash., assigner of one-half to Truan T. Lester, Spokane, Wash.

Application February 20, 1939, Serial No. 257,400

Claims.

My present invention relates to an improved water cooler and more particularly to structure and apparatus employed for supporting receptacles in a refrigerator door in order that the 5 cooled water may be drawn from the outside of the refrigerator without the necessity for opening the door.

According to my hereinafter described invention, I support two water receptacles on the inside of a refrigerator door and by the utilization of valves and pipes connected to an exterior faucet on the door, provide for easy access to the cooled water supply.

With the use of my invention, a greater economy'in the operation of the refrigerator may be obtained due to the fact that by omitting the required opening and closing ofthe refrigerator door, the temperature within the refrigerator is maintained at a lower level without placing any greater burden on the cooling means.

The device of my invention is also particularly adaptable for use in localities where the water supply comprises a spring, and the water from which in many instances requires filtering r as well as cooling, for drinking purposes. To this end I have utilized a filter in the waterl jars, and the water thus drawn from the supply in the refrigerator door, is pure and free of foreign substances, and at the desirable cool temperature for drinking.

It will, of course, be understood, that the containers for the Awater may be lled from the household water supply or they may be delivered to the home containing spring water or water from other desirable sources.

In the accompanying drawings I have illustrated one complete example of a physical embodiment of my invention according to the best mode I have thus far devised, but it will be understood that various changes and alterations may be made in the exemplified structure without departing from the scope of the 'appended claims.

In the drawings,

Figure 1 is a. perspective view of a refrigerator with the door open and showing two water jars in place in the door. Y

Figure 2 is a horizontal sectional view-of the door showing the water jars and the outlet pipes therefrom.

Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view of the door and the jar showing' the inner filter and the air inlet and water outlet valves.

Figure 4 is an enlarged plan of the water outlet valve structure.

Figure 5 is a vertical sectional view of the refrigerator door showing the faucet and the overflow receiving tank.

Figure 6 is a plan view of one of the jars partially broken away to show the filter therein.

(Cl. (i2-141) Referring now to the drawings I have illus trated a refrigerator as I, which may be of any suitable or desirable type, but which is shown as the usual electrically operated type, having a hinged door 2. The door 2 has a pivoted handle 3 of usual form adapted for coaction with the latch 4, on the refrigerator.

Within the refrigerator I, I have illustrated the usual wire shelves 5, the uppermost shelf supporting a drip tray 6. Above this tray 6 is disposed the cooling unit and ice-making structure designated as 1.

Referring now to the particular structure with Y which my invention is involved, on the inner side of the door 2 I have formed cavities as 8 being substantially rectangular in shape and extending well into the door 2.

The inner walls of the cavities are formed with shoulders 9 and the bottom walls Ill having receiver depressions which are connected with pipes I2 and I3 respectively. These pipes I2 and I3 join each other at, and by means of, a rotary valve I5 of such construction as will permit the alternate opening or closing of either of said pipes. From this valve I5, the pipe I6 is provided through the door 2 for connection with the valve Il actuated by the oscillation of the faucet I8 pivotally joined with the valve I'I and extending from the outer side of the door. When the faucet is in upraised position as shown in Figure 5, the valve is closed, and when in lowered position, not shown, the valve ls open and the water is permitted to flow. y

On the outer side ofthe door 2 is fashioned a perforated shelf I9 adapted to support thereon a drinking glass as 20 or otherv suitable drinking vessel. l

Under the shelf I9 and partially within the door `I lprovide an overflow receiving tank 2| hay-i ing a drain` plug 22,A

For use in inverted position" with the `door, so

so y

constructed I have devised the jarsv or containers as 23-24 of substantially rectangular shape and i formed to t snugly into the door "cai/ities.

These jars .are each formedwith a restricted neck 25, and wit-hin the neck closely fitted therewith I utilize a cylindrical filter of suit-able material as 26, open at its lower end and terminating at the outer extremity of the jar ncck.` v Disposed under the neck of the jar is an annular washer 21 and a cap 28 is provided for the jar and secured thereto as by threaded engagement therewith. The cap 28 is fashioned with an opening 29 centrally disposed thereof and having an inwardly diverging surface. v

To close the opening 29 of the jar cap when in upright position, I use a valve structure comprising a frame or support 3U 4having a reciprocable' valve rod 3I therein. On the valve rod I provide a valve 32 of frustro-conical shape and adapted to fit into the diverging opening 29. Between the valve 32 and the frame 30 on. the rod 3| is fashioned a coil spring 33 formed to urge the valve into closed position. On the free end of the rod 3l, I have formed a hook as 34 presenting a laterally extending surface to a valve tripper 35 fixed in the bottom Wall of the cavity in such a manner as to elevate the rod 3| upon contact therewith.

Between the jar cap and the bottom wall of the neck-receiving depression is provided a washer as 36 of rubber or other resilient and sealing material.

In the upper wall of the jar, in inverted position, I have fashioned a Valve structure for the purpose of relieving any vacuum which may appear in the jar due to the outflow of water. 'I'his structure involves the opening 31 in the jar, the openingr being surrounded by a countersunk wall 38 to prevent damage to the valve When the jar is placed in upright position. Through the opening 31 extends the valve casing 39 having an opening 40 therethrough and the casing is secured by means of a nut as 4I. This opening 40 is scaled by a ball valve 42 secured in closed position by a spring 43, and the spring 43 is maintained within the casing by the retaining plug 44.

It will be apparent that if a vacuum is created in the jar, the differential air pressure will force the ball valve against the tension of its spring and permit the pressure within the jar to become equalized with the atmospheric pressure.

The jar is spaced from the walls of the cavity at the bottom by the shoulder 9 and is secured to and spaced from the wall at the top of the cavity by means of a spring clip 45 having means for securing the clip to the cavity wall as at 46, and provided with a transverse shoulder 41 adapted to engage the countersunk wall 38 to releasably retain the jar in position in the refrigerator door.

In operation, assuming the cooling unit to be in operation, and the interior of the refrigerator to be cool, the jars, the number thereof being limited only by the size or area of the door, lled with water are placed in their respective cavities and the valves 32 will be automatically opened. The water will then flow through the pipes I 2 and I3l to the valve I5 where the valve will be operated by hand to open one of the pipes I2 or I3.

When it is desired to fill a glass, the vessel is placed on the shelf I9 and the faucet is lowered whereupon the water will pour therefrom. When the glass is filled it is necessary only to elevate the faucet and the water is cut off.

When the supply of water in the jar being used, is exhausted, the valve I5 is operated to open the other pipe, and the device will continue ready for operation until all of the water has been drawn, and the jars need to be relled or replaced.

It is believed apparent that the structure disclosed may readily be employed in any existing refrigerator with minor changes, and that the device will readily conform to the manufacture of new refrigerators. It is also apparent that the invention may be employed in electrically operated, gas operated, or ice cooled machines, or refrigerators cooled in any manner whatsoever, due to the fact that the cooling of the water is not subject to mechanical connection with the cooling unit, but depends only on the cool air contained within the refrigerator.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l. The combination, with a refrigerator door provided with receptacle supporting means, of a water receptacle carried by said means and hav ing a discharge valve in one end thereof, means on the door for opening said valve when the receptacle is supported on the door, a cylindrical filter within said receptacle enclosing said valve and rising therefrom, and means for discharging the filtered water from the receptacle from the outside of the door.

2. The combination with a refrigerator door having a cavity on the inner side thereof, the bottom wall of said cavity being in communication with pipes extending to the outer side of the door and dispensing means connected with said pipes, of a water receptacle having a plunger-valved outlet and adapted for insertion in said cavity, means on the door for actuating the plunger-valve in said outlet to place the interior of the receptacle in communication with said dis-.

pensing means, and means in said receptacle for equalizing any differential pressure which may arise from the discharge of the water therefrom.

3. In combination with a refrigerator door having a cavity on the inner side thereof, the bottom wall of said cavity having a neck-receiving depression in communication with pipes in said door extending to the outer side of the door, and dispensing means connected with said pipes, of a water receptacle having an outlet neck adapted for insertion in said cavity and means to place the interior of the receptacle in communication with said pipes and said dispensing means.

4. In combination with a refrigerator door having a cavity on the inner Side thereof and an encircling neck-receiving depression in the bottom wall of said cavity being in communication with pipes in said door extending to the outer side of the door, and dispensing means connected with said pipe, of a water receptacle having a valved outlet neck adapted for insertion in said neck-receiving depression and means on the door for actuating the valve in the outlet neck to place the interior of the receptacle in communication with said dispensing means whereby the water contained in the receptacle may be discharged.

5. The combination with a refrigerator door having a cavity on the inner face thereof and an encircling neck-receiving depression in the bottom wall of said cavity, pipes in said door communicating with said neck-receiving depression and extending to the outer side of the door, dispensing means connected with said pipes and a sealing washer in the bottom of the neck-receiving depression, of a water receptacle having a plunger-valved outlet neck adapted for insertion in said neck-receiving depression and for coaction with said washer and means in the door for actuating the valve in the outlet neck to place the interior of the receptacle in communication with said dispensing means.

JAMES W. HOSKINS.

US257400A 1939-02-20 1939-02-20 Water cooler Expired - Lifetime US2229850A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US257400A US2229850A (en) 1939-02-20 1939-02-20 Water cooler

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US257400A US2229850A (en) 1939-02-20 1939-02-20 Water cooler

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US2229850A true US2229850A (en) 1941-01-28

Family

ID=22976161

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US257400A Expired - Lifetime US2229850A (en) 1939-02-20 1939-02-20 Water cooler

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US2229850A (en)

Cited By (12)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4930666A (en) * 1988-10-28 1990-06-05 The Coca-Cola Company Juice dispensing system for a refrigerator door
US5397468A (en) * 1992-09-24 1995-03-14 Barnstead Thermolyne Water purifier cartridge coupling
US5813246A (en) * 1995-12-05 1998-09-29 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Water dispenser for a refrigerator
EP1288599A2 (en) * 1996-01-17 2003-03-05 White Consolidated Industries, Inc. Refrigerator with water dispensing means comprising a water filter mounted within the refrigeration compartement
US20070080102A1 (en) * 2005-10-12 2007-04-12 Cur Nihat O Water filter for refrigerator water dispenser
WO2008088184A2 (en) * 2007-01-18 2008-07-24 Lg Electronics Inc. Refrigerator with dispenser and residue tra
US20080190132A1 (en) * 2004-06-04 2008-08-14 Whirlpool Corporation Water dispenser for refrigerator freezers
US20090044560A1 (en) * 2005-11-30 2009-02-19 Bsh Bosch Und Siemens Hausgeraete Gmbh Refrigeration Device Comprising a Water Tank
US20100083686A1 (en) * 2008-10-04 2010-04-08 Reels Mathiew T Apparatus for dispensing beverages through a refrigerator door
US20120104020A1 (en) * 2010-10-29 2012-05-03 Whirlpool Corporation Liquid dispenser with collapsible container
US20140270724A1 (en) * 2013-03-15 2014-09-18 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. Refrigerator appliance with hot water dispenser
US8967432B2 (en) 2013-03-15 2015-03-03 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. Refrigerator appliance with hot water dispenser

Cited By (30)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4930666A (en) * 1988-10-28 1990-06-05 The Coca-Cola Company Juice dispensing system for a refrigerator door
US5397468A (en) * 1992-09-24 1995-03-14 Barnstead Thermolyne Water purifier cartridge coupling
US5813246A (en) * 1995-12-05 1998-09-29 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Water dispenser for a refrigerator
EP1288599A2 (en) * 1996-01-17 2003-03-05 White Consolidated Industries, Inc. Refrigerator with water dispensing means comprising a water filter mounted within the refrigeration compartement
EP1288599A3 (en) * 1996-01-17 2003-03-12 White Consolidated Industries, Inc. Refrigerator with water dispensing means comprising a water filter mounted within the refrigeration compartement
EP1605218A1 (en) * 1996-01-17 2005-12-14 White Consolidated Industries, Inc. Refrigerator with water dispensing means comprising a water filter mounted within the refrigeration compartement
US20080190132A1 (en) * 2004-06-04 2008-08-14 Whirlpool Corporation Water dispenser for refrigerator freezers
US20090235683A1 (en) * 2004-06-04 2009-09-24 Whirlpool Corporation Water dispenser for refrigerator freezers
US20090090124A1 (en) * 2004-06-04 2009-04-09 Whirpool Corporation Water Dispenser For Refrigerator Freezers
US20100293985A1 (en) * 2004-06-04 2010-11-25 Whirlpool Corporation Water Dispenser for Refrigerator Freezers
US7793690B2 (en) 2004-06-04 2010-09-14 Whirlpool Corporation Water dispenser for refrigerator freezers
US8496823B2 (en) 2005-10-12 2013-07-30 Whirlpool Corporation Water filter for refrigerator water dispenser
US20080011008A1 (en) * 2005-10-12 2008-01-17 Whirlpool Corporation Water filter for refrigerator water dispenser
US7261815B2 (en) 2005-10-12 2007-08-28 Whirlpool Corporation Water filter for refrigerator water dispenser
US20070080102A1 (en) * 2005-10-12 2007-04-12 Cur Nihat O Water filter for refrigerator water dispenser
US8282820B2 (en) * 2005-10-12 2012-10-09 Whirlpool Corporation Water filter for refrigerator water dispenser
US20090044560A1 (en) * 2005-11-30 2009-02-19 Bsh Bosch Und Siemens Hausgeraete Gmbh Refrigeration Device Comprising a Water Tank
US9097458B2 (en) * 2005-11-30 2015-08-04 BSH Hausgeräte GmbH Refrigeration device comprising a water tank
US9879903B2 (en) 2005-11-30 2018-01-30 BSH Hausgeräte GmbH Refrigeration device comprising a water tank
WO2008088184A2 (en) * 2007-01-18 2008-07-24 Lg Electronics Inc. Refrigerator with dispenser and residue tra
WO2008088184A3 (en) * 2007-01-18 2008-12-31 Lg Electronics Inc Refrigerator with dispenser and residue tra
US8544291B2 (en) 2007-01-18 2013-10-01 Lg Electronics Inc. Refrigerator
US20090301126A1 (en) * 2007-01-18 2009-12-10 Lg Electronics Inc. Refrigerator
US20100083686A1 (en) * 2008-10-04 2010-04-08 Reels Mathiew T Apparatus for dispensing beverages through a refrigerator door
US20120104020A1 (en) * 2010-10-29 2012-05-03 Whirlpool Corporation Liquid dispenser with collapsible container
US9534831B2 (en) * 2010-10-29 2017-01-03 Whirlpool Corporation Liquid dispenser with collapsible container
US8967432B2 (en) 2013-03-15 2015-03-03 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. Refrigerator appliance with hot water dispenser
US9139415B2 (en) * 2013-03-15 2015-09-22 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. Refrigerator appliance with hot water dispenser
US9216895B2 (en) 2013-03-15 2015-12-22 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. Refrigerator appliance with hot water dispenser
US20140270724A1 (en) * 2013-03-15 2014-09-18 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. Refrigerator appliance with hot water dispenser

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3059452A (en) Ice cap container for picnic jug cooler
US2120297A (en) Device for producing aerated expanded food products
US4249392A (en) Constant temperature box
US3915341A (en) Manual fill hot beverage dispenser
US2746265A (en) Container cooling device
US3266672A (en) Beverage dispenser with carbonator
US2767563A (en) Heat transferring container support
US2732977A (en) charpiat
US2164172A (en) Liquid-dispensing apparatus
US2733667A (en) Breather pump for cleansing and sterilizing milking lines
US1995215A (en) Foam producing apparatus
US2408704A (en) Liquid cooler for refrigerators
US2004074A (en) Apparatus for and method of recovering vapors vented from storage tanks
US2117747A (en) Milk-dispensing device
US4407356A (en) Portable quick chilling and heating appliance
JP4943541B2 (en) Sealed beverage container freestanding placing low carbonated beverage
US2689669A (en) Liquid dispenser
US3285474A (en) Positioner for refrigerated liquid dispenser container
US2057238A (en) Liquid-dispensing apparatus
US2559840A (en) Ice cream dispenser
US3824801A (en) Water cooler
US2539349A (en) Beverage tapping bung
US3139219A (en) Milk dispenser
US1525032A (en) Closure for containers
US2233996A (en) Portion dispensing bottle