Global Patent Index - EP 3236183 A1

EP 3236183 A1 2017-10-25 - DISPENSER MODULE

Title (en)

DISPENSER MODULE

Title (de)

AUSGABEMODUL

Title (fr)

MODULE DE DISTRIBUTION

Publication

EP 3236183 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 17166406 A

Priority

KR 20160048056 A

Abstract (en)

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a dispenser module and a refrigerator including the same, which are capable of preventing ice from being scattered around the refrigerator, and ensures that ice is only discharged using a specified route. A dispenser module is disclosed, including a dispenser body having a discharge port, a guide wall formed along an edge of the dispenser body so as to protrude from the dispenser body, an ice cap mounted to the guide wall and configured to be rotated by a drive unit to open or close a movement route through which ice is moved toward the discharge port. The dispenser module further includes a push lever having an end mounted to the dispenser body and extending away from the guide wall, and a switch configured to control an operation of the drive unit by sensing a rotation of the push lever.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F25C 5/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F25C 5/005 (2013.01); F25C 1/04 (2013.01); F25C 5/22 (2018.01)

Citation (applicant)

None

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

BA ME

EPO simple patent family

EP 3236183 A1 20171025; CN 107305088 A 20171031; KR 20170119864 A 20171030; US 2017307272 A1 20171026

INPADOC legal status


2017-10-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

2017-10-25 [AV] REQUEST FOR VALIDATION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT IN

- Countries: MA MD

2017-10-25 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Countries: BA ME