(19)
(11)EP 1 598 619 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
18.09.2013 Bulletin 2013/38

(21)Application number: 04029925.7

(22)Date of filing:  17.12.2004
(51)Int. Cl.: 
F25D 23/00  (2006.01)

(54)

Refrigerator

Kühlschrank

Réfrigérateur


(84)Designated Contracting States:
DE FR GB IT NL

(30)Priority: 18.05.2004 KR 2004035351

(43)Date of publication of application:
23.11.2005 Bulletin 2005/47

(73)Proprietor: LG Electronics, Inc.
Seoul (KR)

(72)Inventors:
  • Yun, Young-Hoon
    Dong-Gu Daegu (KR)
  • Lee, Tae Hee
    Jung-Gu Seoul (KR)
  • Kim, Yong-Gu
    Mapo-Gu Seoul (KR)
  • Lee, Dong-Hoon
    Namdong-Gu Incheon (KR)

(74)Representative: Schippan, Ralph 
COHAUSZ & FLORACK Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft Bleichstrasse 14
40211 Düsseldorf
40211 Düsseldorf (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A-03/023251
US-A- 2 117 919
US-A- 1 880 280
US-A- 2 685 178
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION


    1. Field of the Invention



    [0001] The present invention relates to a refrigerator, and more particularly, to a refrigerator capable of preventing vibration of a mechanical chamber from being transmitted to a body. A refrigerator according to the preamble of claim 1 is known, for example, from FR-A-2 284 840.

    2. Description of the Conventional Art



    [0002] As shown in Figs. 1 and 2, a refrigerator in accordance with the conventional art comprises: a body 10 having a storage chamber (not shown) for storing refrigerating items or freezing items and a mechanical chamber 20 for arranging mechanical components such as a compressor 35, etc. therein; a door 30 hinge-connected to the body 10, for opening and closing the storage chamber; a covering plate 21 fixed to a lower portion of a rear side of the body 10 by a screw 23, for covering the mechanical chamber 20; and a base plate 31 integrally coupled to a lower side of the body 10, for supporting a load of the body 10 and a load of mechanical components such as the compressor, etc.

    [0003] A control box 25 for controlling an operation of the refrigerator, a tray 27 for accommodating defrosted water generated by a defrosting operation of the refrigerator, etc. are provided in the mechanical chamber 20.

    [0004] A suction pipe 39 for introducing a refrigerant and a discharge pipe 38 for discharging a compressed refrigerant are connected to the compressor 35. Also, a dryer 36 for removing moisture inside a pipe 34 is installed at the pipe 34 for connecting the compressor 35, a condenser (not shown), and an evaporator (not shown).

    [0005] The base plate 31 is fixed to a lower side of the body 10 by a screw 32, a fixing member 37 for fixing the compressor 35 is installed at an upper side of the base plate 31, and a supporting roller 17 for movably supporting the body 10 is installed at a lower side of the base plate 31.

    [0006] According to this, the base plate 31 provided with the supporting roller 17 supports not only a load of the body 10 but also a load of mechanical components including the compressor 35 inside the mechanical chamber 20 at a floor.

    [0007] However, in the conventional refrigerator, since the base plate 31 is integrally fixed to the lower portion of the rear side of the body 10 by the screw 32 and supports not only a load of the body 10 but also a load of mechanical components including the compressor 35 inside the mechanical chamber 20 at a floor, vibration generated as the compressor 35 is operated is transmitted to the body 10 through the base plate 31 and the screw 32. According to .this, components requiring comparatively less vibration can not be stored in the refrigerator.

    SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION



    [0008] Therefore, an object of the present invention is to provide a refrigerator capable of preventing vibration generated from a compressor, etc. from being transmitted to a body by individually supporting not only a load of the body but also a load of mechanical components including a compressor inside a mechanical chamber at a floor.

    [0009] Another object of the present invention is to provide a refrigerator capable of integrally transferring mechanical components inside the mechanical chamber with the body without an error at the time of transferring the refrigerator by providing a connection unit for elastically connecting the body and the base plate, and capable of preventing a damage of components by absorbing an impact generated at the time of transferring the refrigerator.

    [0010] To achieve these and other advantages and in accordance with the purpose of the present invention, as embodied and broadly described herein, there is provided a refrigerator as defined in claim 1.

    [0011] The foregoing and other objects, features, aspects and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description of the present invention when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



    [0012] The accompanying drawings, which are included to provide a further understanding of the invention and are incorporated in and constitute a part of this specification, illustrate embodiments of the invention and together with the description serve to explain the principles of the invention.

    [0013] In the drawings:

    Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing a mechanical chamber of a refrigerator in accordance with the conventional art;

    Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section view showing the mechanical chamber of Fig. 1;

    Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section view showing a mechanical chamber of a refrigerator according to one embodiment of the present invention;

    Fig. 4 is a bottom view showing the refrigerator of Fig. 3;

    Fig. 5 is an enlarged view showing a connection unit of Fig. 3;

    Fig. 6 is an enlarged view showing another example of a connection unit of Fig. 3;

    Fig. 7 is a longitudinal section view showing a mechanical chamber of a refrigerator according to another embodiment of the present invention;

    Fig. 8 is a bottom view showing the refrigerator of Fig. 7; and

    Fig. 9 is an enlarged view showing a connection unit of Fig. 7.


    DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS



    [0014] Reference will now be made in detail to the preferred embodiments of the present invention, examples of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings.

    [0015] Hereinafter, preferred embodiments of the present invention will be explained with reference to the attached drawings.

    [0016] As shown in Figs. 3 and 4, a refrigerator according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a body 10 having a storage chamber (not shown) for storing refrigerating items or freezing items and a mechanical chamber 20 for arranging mechanical components such as a compressor 35, etc. therein; a base plate 40 arranged in the mechanical chamber 20 without a direct contact with the body 10, and having mechanical components such as the compressor 35, etc.; a first supporting member 50 installed at a bottom of the body 10 and supporting the body 10 at a floor; a second supporting member 60 installed at a bottom of the base plate 40 and supporting the base plate 40 at a floor; and a connection unit 70 for elastically connecting the body 10 and the base plate 40, reciprocally.

    [0017] A control box 25 for controlling an operation of the refrigerator, a tray 27 for accommodating defrosted water generated by a defrosting operation of the refrigerator, etc. are provided in the mechanical chamber 20.

    [0018] A suction pipe 39 for introducing a refrigerant and a discharge pipe 38 for discharging a compressed refrigerant are connected to the compressor 35. Also, a dryer 36 for removing moisture inside a pipe 34 is installed at the pipe 34 for connecting the compressor 35, a condenser (not shown), and an evaporator (not shown).

    [0019] The first supporting member 50 and the second supporting member 60 respectively support a load of the body 10 and the base plate 40 provided with mechanical components, and are respectively installed at a lower portion of the body 10 and at a lower portion of the base plate 40 by a coupling means such as a screw, etc. Preferably, the coupling means controls a height from a bottom of the body 10 and the base plate 40.

    [0020] In the refrigerator according to the present invention, the body 10 that the first supporting member 50 and the second supporting member 60 does not directly come in contact with each other, and the base plate 40 are individually supported. According to this, vibration generated from components such as the compressor 35, etc. installed at the base plate 40 is prevented from being transmitted to the body 10.

    [0021] The connection unit 70 enables mechanical components inside the mechanical chamber 20 to be integrally transferred with the body 10 without an error at the time of transferring the refrigerator. Also, the connection unit 70 prevents a damage of the components by absorbing an impact that may be generated while the refrigerator is transferred.

    [0022] As shown in Fig. 5, the connection unit 70 is composed of: an elastic member 71 interposed between the body 10 and the base plate 40; and a coupling member 73 for coupling the body 10, the base plate 40, and the elastic member 71.

    [0023] Flanges 11 and 41 are respectively extendingly formed at the body 10 and the base plate 40 so that the connection unit 70 can be installed therebetween. A through hole 13 for passing the elastic member 71 and the coupling member 73 is formed at the flange 11 of the body 10, and a coupling hole 42 having a cut screw thread and for coupling the coupling member 73 is formed at the flange 41 of the base plate 40.

    [0024] The elastic member 71 is formed of an elastic material such as rubber, synthetic resin, etc., and a through hole 72 for passing the coupling member 73 is formed in the middle of the elastic member 71. The elastic member 71 is composed of: a first portion 71 a interposed between the flange 11 of the body 10 and the flange 41 of the base plate 40; a second portion 71b interposed between the flange 11 of the body 10 and a head portion 73a of the coupling member 73 which will be later explained; and a third portion 71c having a diameter smaller than diameters of the first portion 71 a and the second portion 71b and inserted into the through hole 13 of the flange 11 of the body 10, for connecting the first portion 71 a and the second portion 71 b each other.

    [0025] An inclination surface of a certain angle is formed at a circumferential surface of the first portion 71 a of the elastic member 71 so that the elastic member 71 can be easily inserted into the through hole 13 of the flange 11 of the body 10.

    [0026] For the protection of a vibration transmission, it is preferable that a width W1 of the third portion 71 c is greater than a thickness W2 of the flange 11 of the body 10 so that the first portion 71a and the second portion 71b can not be adhered to both surfaces of the flange 11 of the body 10. That is, a certain gap D1 is preferably maintained between the second portion 71b and the flange 11 of the body 10.

    [0027] The coupling member 73 is composed of: a head portion 73a; a connection portion 73b extended from the head portion 73a thus to be inserted into the through hole 72 of the elastic member 71; and a screw portion 73c formed at the end of the connection portion 73b thus to be inserted into the coupling hole 42 of the flange 41 of the base plate 40.

    [0028] For the protection of a vibration transmission, a length L of the connection portion 73b is preferably greater than an entire width W of the elastic member 71 so that the first portion 71a of the elastic member 71 can not be adhered to the flange 41 of the base plate 40. That is, a certain gap D2 is preferably maintained between the first portion 71a of the elastic member 71 and the flange 41 of the base plate 40. The length L of the connection portion 73b can be controlled by controlling the width of the screw portion 73c, that is, a width that the screw thread is cut.

    [0029] A washer 75 is preferably fitted between the second portion 71 b of the elastic member 71 and the head portion 73a of the coupling member 73.

    [0030] Under the above construction, the first portion 71 a of the elastic member 71 is fitted into the through hole 13 of the flange 11 of the body 10, and the height of the first supporting member 60 is controlled thereby to position the flange 41 of the base plate 40 at an upper side of the flange 11 of the body 10. Then, the coupling member 73 penetrates the through hole 72 of the elastic member 71, and the screw portion 73c of the coupling member 73 is coupled to the coupling hole 42 of the flange 41 of the base plate 40, thereby completing the process for connecting the base plate 40 to the body 10.

    [0031] As shown in Fig. 6, the flange 41 of the base plate 40 may be disposed below the flange 11 of the body 10. The structure of the connection unit 70 as depicted in Fig. 6 is similar to the above description.

    [0032] In the refrigerator according to one embodiment of the present invention, the body 10 and the base plate 40 for supporting components such as the compressor 35, etc. inside the mechanical chamber 20 are individually supported at the floor by using the first and second supporting members 50 and 60, thereby preventing vibration generated from the compressor 35, etc. from being transmitted to the body 10.

    [0033] Also, by providing the connection unit 70 for elastically connecting the body 10 and the base plate 40, mechanical components inside the mechanical chamber 20 can be integrally transferred with the body 10 without an error at the time of transferring the refrigerator. Also, by absorbing an impact generated while the refrigerator is transferred, a damage of the components can be prevented.

    [0034] Hereinafter, a refrigerator according to another embodiment of the present invention will be explained with reference to Figs. 7 to 9. The same reference numerals were given to the same parts as those of the aforementioned embodiment and their explanations will be omitted.

    [0035] As shown in Figs. 7 and 8, the refrigerator according to another embodiment of the present invention comprises: a body 10 having a storage chamber (not shown) for storing refrigerating items or freezing items and a mechanical chamber 20 for arranging mechanical components such as a compressor 35, etc. therein; a base plate 40 arranged in the mechanical chamber 20 without a direct contact with the body 10, for supporting mechanical components such as the compressor 35, etc.; a first supporting member 50 installed at a bottom of the body 10 and supporting the body 10 at a floor; a second supporting member 60 installed at a bottom of the base plate 40 and supporting the base plate 40 at a floor; and a connection unit 170 for elastically connecting the body 10 and the base plate 40, reciprocally.

    [0036] The first supporting member 50 and the second supporting member 60 individually support the body 10 and the base plate 40.

    [0037] As shown in Fig. 9, the connection unit 170 is composed of: an elastic member 171 interposed between the body 10 and the base plate 40; and a coupling member 173 for coupling the body 10, the base plate 40, and the elastic member 171.

    [0038] A coupling groove 15 having a screw thread and for coupling the coupling member 173 is formed at the body 10. A flange 43 having a certain gap from the body 10 is extendingly formed at the base plate 40 so that the elastic member 171 can be installed between the base plate 40 and the body 10. A through hole 44 for passing the elastic member 171 and the coupling member 173 is formed at the flange 43 of the base plate 40.

    [0039] The elastic member 171 is formed of an elastic material such as rubber, synthetic resin, etc., and a through hole 172 for passing the coupling member 173 is formed in the middle of the elastic member 171. The elastic member 171 is composed of: a first portion 171a interposed between the body 10 and the flange 43 of the base plate 40; a second portion 171 b interposed between the flange 43 of the base plate 40 and a head portion 173a of the coupling member 173; and a third portion 171c having a diameter smaller than diameters of the first portion 171a and the second portion 171b and inserted into the through hole 44 of the flange 43 of the base plate 40, for connecting the first portion 171 a and the second portion 171 b each other.

    [0040] An inclination surface of a certain angle is formed at a circumferential surface of the first portion 171a of the elastic member 171 so that the elastic member 171 can be easily inserted into the through hole 44 of the flange 43 of the base plate 40.

    [0041] For the protection of a vibration transmission, it is preferable that a width of the third portion 171c is greater than a thickness of the flange 43 of the base plate 40 so that the first portion 171 a and the second portion 171 b can not be adhered to both surfaces of the flange 43 of the base plate 40. That is, a certain gap is preferably maintained between the first and second portions 171a and 172b and the flange 43 of the base plate 40.

    [0042] The coupling member 173 is composed of: a head portion 173a; a connection portion 173b extended from the head portion 173a thus to be inserted into the through hole 172 of the elastic member 171; and a screw portion 173c formed at the end of the connection portion 173b thus to be inserted into the coupling groove 15 of the body 10.

    [0043] For the protection of a vibration transmission, a length of the connection portion 173b is preferably greater than an entire width of the elastic member 171 so that the elastic member 171 can not be adhered to the head portion 173a of the coupling member 173 or the body 10. That is, a certain gap is preferably maintained between the elastic member 171 and the head portion 173a of the coupling member 173 and between the elastic member 171 and the body 10. The length of the connection portion 173b can be controlled by controlling the width of the screw portion 173c, that is, a width that the screw thread is cut.

    [0044] Under the above construction, the elastic member 171 is fitted into the flange 43 of the base plate 40, and the height of the first supporting member 60 is controlled thereby to position the flange 43 of the base plate 40 near the body 10 so that the through hole 172 of the elastic member 171 can be connected to the coupling groove 15 of the body 10. Then, the coupling member 173 penetrates the through hole 172 of the elastic member 171, and the screw portion 173c of the coupling member 173 is coupled to the coupling groove 15 of the body 10, thereby completing the process for connecting the base plate 40 to the body 10.

    [0045] Meanwhile, the shape of the flange 43 is not limited to the structure shown in Fig. 9, but the flange 43 may be extended downward from the base plate 40.

    [0046] In the refrigerator according to another embodiment of the present invention, the flange 43 is formed only at the base plate 40 in order to connect the base plate 40 to the body 10. According to this, the structure of the body 10 is simplified and the fabrication process is simplified.

    [0047] Effects of the refrigerator according to another embodiment of the present invention is the same as those of the aforementioned embodiment.

    [0048] In the refrigerator according to another embodiment of the present invention, the body and the base plate where components such as the compressor, etc. inside the mechanical chamber are individually installed at the floor. According to this, vibration generated from the compressor, etc. can be prevented from being transmitted to the body.

    [0049] Also, since the connection unit for elastically connecting the body and the base plate is provided, the mechanical components inside the mechanical chamber can be integrally transferred with the body at the time of transferring the refrigerator.

    [0050] Additionally, since the elastic member is provided at the connection unit, an impact generated while the refrigerator is transferred is absorbed thus to prevent a damage of the components. By the elastic member, vibration of the compressor, etc. can be prevented from being transmitted to the body.

    [0051] The present invention may be embodied in several forms without departing from the scope of the invention as defined by the appended claims.


    Claims

    1. A refrigerator comprising:

    a body (10) having a storage chamber and a mechanical chamber (20);

    a base plate (40) arranged in the mechanical chamber without a direct contact with the body, and supporting a compressor;

    a first supporting member (50) coupled to the body, for supporting the body at a floor; and wherein a second supporting member (60) is installed at a bottom of the base plate, for supporting the base plate at the floor;

    characterized in that a connection unit (70) is installed for elastically connecting the body and the base plate.


     
    2. The refrigerator of claim 1, wherein the connection unit is composed of:

    an elastic member (71) interposed between the body and the base plate; and

    a coupling member (73) for coupling the body, the base plate, and the elastic member.


     
    3. The refrigerator of claim 2, wherein flanges (11,41) are respectively extended from the body and the base plate so that the connection unit can be installed therebetween.
     
    4. The refrigerator of claim 3, wherein a through hole (13) for passing the elastic member and the coupling member is formed at the flange of the body, and a coupling hole (42) having a screw thread and for coupling the coupling member is formed at the flange of the base plate.
     
    5. The refrigerator of claim 4, wherein the coupling member is composed of:

    a head portion (73a);

    a connection portion (73b) extended from the head portion and passing through a through hole formed in a center of the elastic member; and

    a screw portion (73c) formed at an end of the connection portion thus to be inserted into the coupling hole of the flange of the base plate.


     
    6. The refrigerator of claim 5, wherein the elastic member is composed of:

    a first portion (71a) interposed between the flange of the body and the flange of the base plate;

    a second portion (71b) interposed between the flange of the body and the head portion of the coupling member; and

    a third portion (71c) having a diameter smaller than diameters of the first portion and the second portion and inserted into the through hole of the flange of the body, for connecting the first portion and the second portion each other.


     
    7. The refrigerator of claim 6, wherein a width (W1) of the third portion is greater than a thickness (W2) of the flange of the body so that the first portion and the second portion can not be adhered to both surfaces of the flange of the body.
     
    8. The refrigerator of claim 6, wherein a length (L) of the connection portion is greater than an entire width (W) of the elastic member so that the first portion of the elastic member can not be adhered to the flange of the base plate.
     
    9. The refrigerator of claim 2, wherein a coupling groove (15) having a screw thread and for coupling the coupling member is formed at the body, a flange (43) having a certain gap from the body is extended from the base plate so that the elastic member can be installed between the base plate and the body,
    and a through hole (44) for passing the elastic member and the coupling member is formed at the flange of the base plate.
     
    10. The refrigerator of claim 9, wherein the coupling member (173) is composed of:

    a head portion (173a);

    a connection portion (173b) extended from the head portion and

    passing through a through hole formed in a center of the elastic member; and

    a screw portion (173c) formed at an end of the connection portion thus to be inserted into the coupling groove of the body.


     
    11. The refrigerator of claim 10, wherein the elastic member (171) is composed of:

    a first portion (171a) interposed between the body and the flange of the base plate;

    a second portion (171b) interposed between the flange of the base plate and the head portion of the coupling member; and

    a third portion (171c) having a diameter smaller than diameters of the first portion and the second portion and inserted into the through hole of the flange of the base plate, for connecting the first portion and the second portion each other.


     
    12. The refrigerator of claim 11, wherein a width of the third portion is greater than a thickness of the flange of the base plate so that the first portion and the second portion can not be adhered to both surfaces of the flange of the base plate.
     
    13. The refrigerator of claim 11, wherein a length of the connection portion is greater than an entire width of the elastic member so that the elastic member can not be adhered to the head portion of the coupling member or the body.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Kühlschrank, enthaltend:

    einen Körper (10) mit einer Aufbewahrungskammer und

    einer mechanischen Kammer (20);

    eine Grundplatte (40), die in der mechanischen Kammer ohne direkten Kontakt mit dem Körper angeordnet ist und einen Verdichter stützt;

    ein erstes Stützglied (50), das an den Körper gekuppelt ist, zum Stützen des Körpers auf einem Fußboden; und

    wobei ein zweites Stützglied (60) an einem Boden der Grundplatte zum Stützen der Grundplatte auf dem Fußboden installiert ist;

    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass eine Verbindungseinheit (70) zum elastischen Verbinden des Körpers und der Grundplatte installiert ist.


     
    2. Kühlschrank nach Anspruch 1, wobei sich die Verbindungseinheit aus Folgendem zusammensetzt:

    einem elastischen Glied (71), das zwischen dem Körper und der Grundplatte eingeschoben ist; und

    einem Kupplungsglied (73) zum Verbinden des Körpers, der Grundplatte und des elastischen Glieds.


     
    3. Kühlschrank nach Anspruch 2, wobei Flansche (11, 41) jeweils derart vom Körper und der Grundplatte aus verlaufen, dass die Verbindungseinheit dazwischen installiert sein kann.
     
    4. Kühlschrank nach Anspruch 3, wobei ein Durchgangsloch (13) zum Durchführen des elastischen Glieds und des Kupplungsglieds am Flansch des Körpers ausgebildet ist, und ein Kupplungsloch (42) mit einem Schraubengewinde und zum Ankuppeln des Kupplungsglieds am Flansch der Grundplatte ausgebildet ist.
     
    5. Kühlschrank nach Anspruch 4, wobei sich das Kupplungsglied aus Folgendem zusammensetzt:

    einem Kopfabschnitt (73a);

    einem Verbindungsabschnitt (73b), der sich vom Kopfabschnitt aus erstreckt und durch ein Durchgangsloch verläuft, das in der Mitte des elastischen Glieds ausgebildet ist;

    einem Schraubenabschnitt (73c), der an einem Ende des Verbindungsabschnitts ausgebildet ist, um dadurch in das Kupplungsloch des Flanschs der Grundplatte eingeführt zu werden.


     
    6. Kühlschrank nach Anspruch 5, wobei sich das elastische Glied aus Folgendem zusammensetzt:

    einem ersten Abschnitt (71a), der zwischen dem Flansch des Körpers und dem Flansch der Grundplatte eingeschoben ist;

    einem zweiten Abschnitt (71b), der zwischen dem Flansch des Körpers und dem Kopfabschnitt des Kupplungsglieds eingeschoben ist; und

    einem dritten Abschnitt (71c), der einen Durchmesser aufweist, der kleiner als die Durchmesser des ersten Abschnitts und des zweiten Abschnitts ist, und zum Verbinden des ersten Abschnitts und des zweiten Abschnitts miteinander in das Durchgangsloch des Flanschs des Körpers eingeführt ist.


     
    7. Kühlschrank nach Anspruch 6, wobei eine Breite (W1) des dritten Abschnitts größer als eine Stärke (W2) des Flanschs des Körpers ist, sodass der erste Abschnitt und der zweite Abschnitt nicht an beiden Oberflächen des Flanschs des Körpers anhaften können.
     
    8. Kühlschrank nach Anspruch 6, wobei eine Länge (L) des Verbindungsabschnitts größer als eine Gesamtbreite (W) des elastischen Glieds ist, sodass der erste Abschnitt des elastischen Glieds nicht am Flansch der Grundplatte anhaften kann.
     
    9. Kühlschrank nach Anspruch 2, wobei eine Kupplungsnut (15) mit einem Schraubengewinde und zum Ankuppeln des Kupplungsglieds am Körper ausgebildet ist, ein Flansch (43) mit einem bestimmten Spalt zum Körper sich derart von der Grundplatte aus erstreckt, dass das elastische Glied zwischen der Grundplatte und dem Körper installiert sein kann, und ein Durchgangsloch (44) zum Durchführen des elastischen Glieds und des Kupplungsglieds am Flansch der Grundplatte ausgebildet ist.
     
    10. Kühlschrank nach Anspruch 9, wobei sich das Kupplungsglied (173) aus Folgendem zusammensetzt:

    einem Kopfabschnitt (173a);

    einem Verbindungsabschnitt (173b), der sich vom Kopfabschnitt aus erstreckt und ein Durchgangsloch durchläuft, das in einer Mitte des elastischen Glieds ausgebildet ist; und

    einem Schraubenabschnitt (173c), der an einem Ende des Verbindungsabschnitts ausgebildet ist, um dadurch in die Kupplungsnut des Körpers eingeführt zu werden.


     
    11. Kühlschrank nach Anspruch 10, wobei sich das elastische Glied (171) aus Folgendem zusammensetzt:

    einem ersten Abschnitt (171a), der zwischen dem Körper und dem Flansch der Grundplatte eingeschoben ist;

    einem zweiten Abschnitt (171b), der zwischen dem Flansch der Grundplatte und dem Kopfabschnitt des Kupplungsglieds eingeschoben ist; und

    einem dritten Abschnitt (171c), der einen Durchmesser aufweist, der kleiner als die Durchmesser des ersten Abschnitts und des zweiten Abschnitts ist, und zum Verbinden des ersten Abschnitts und des zweiten Abschnitts miteinander in das Durchgangsloch des Flanschs der Grundplatte eingeführt ist.


     
    12. Kühlschrank nach Anspruch 11, wobei eine Breite des dritten Abschnitts größer als eine Stärke des Flanschs der Grundplatte ist, sodass der erste Abschnitt und der zweite Abschnitt nicht an beiden Oberflächen des Flanschs der Grundplatte anhaften können.
     
    13. Kühlschrank nach Anspruch 11, wobei eine Länge des Verbindungsabschnitts größer als eine Gesamtbreite des elastischen Glieds ist, sodass das elastische Glied nicht am Kopfabschnitt des Kupplungsglieds oder am Körper anhaften kann.
     


    Revendications

    1. Réfrigérateur comprenant :

    une caisse (10) ayant une chambre de stockage et une chambre mécanique (20) ;

    une plaque de base (40) disposée dans la chambre mécanique sans contact direct avec la caisse, et

    supportant un compresseur ;

    un premier composant de support (50) assemblé à la caisse pour supporter la caisse au dessus d'un plancher ; et

    avec un second composant de support (60) installé sur la partie inférieure de la plaque de base, pour supporter la plaque de base au dessus du plancher ;

    caractérisé en ce qu'un dispositif d'assemblage (70) est installé pour assembler de manière flexible, la caisse et la plaque de base.


     
    2. Réfrigérateur selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le dispositif d'assemblage est composé :

    d'un composant flexible (71) interposé entre la caisse et la plaque de base ; et

    d'un composant d'assemblage (73) pour assembler la caisse, la plaque de base, et le composant flexible.


     
    3. Réfrigérateur selon la revendication 2, dans lequel des rebords (11, 41) sont respectivement étendus à partir de la caisse et de la plaque de base de telle sorte que le dispositif d'assemblage puisse être installé entre les deux.
     
    4. Réfrigérateur selon la revendication 3, dans lequel un trou débouchant (13) pour faire passer le composant flexible et le composant d'assemblage est formé sur le rebord de la caisse, et un trou d'assemblage (42) fileté pour attacher le composant d'assemblage est formé sur le rebord de la plaque de base.
     
    5. Réfrigérateur selon la revendication 4, dans lequel le composant d'assemblage est constitué :

    d'une partie de tête (73a) ;

    d'une partie d'assemblage (73b) s'étendant depuis la partie de tête et passant par un trou traversant formé au centre du composant flexible ; et

    d'une partie de vis (73c) formée à une extrémité de la partie d'assemblage de manière à être insérée dans le trou d'assemblage du rebord de la plaque de base.


     
    6. Réfrigérateur selon la revendication 5, dans lequel le composant flexible est constitué:

    d'une première partie (71a) interposée entre le rebord de la caisse et le rebord de la plaque de base ;

    d'une seconde partie (71b) interposée entre le rebord de la caisse et la partie de tête du composant d'assemblage ; et

    d'une troisième partie (71c) ayant un diamètre plus petit que les diamètres de la première partie et de la seconde partie et insérée dans le trou traversant du rebord de la caisse, pour assembler la première partie et la seconde partie.


     
    7. Réfrigérateur selon la revendication 6, dans lequel la largeur (W1) de la troisième partie est supérieure à l'épaisseur (W2) du rebord de la caisse de sorte que la première partie et la deuxième partie ne puissent adhérer sur les deux surfaces du rebord de la caisse.
     
    8. Réfrigérateur selon la revendication 6, dans lequel la longueur (L) de la partie d'assemblage est supérieure à la largeur totale (W) du composant flexible de sorte que la première partie du composant flexible ne puisse pas adhérer au rebord de la plaque de base.
     
    9. Réfrigérateur selon la revendication 2, dans lequel une rainure d'assemblage (15) ayant un filetage de vis et destinée à fixer le composant d'assemblage est formée sur la caisse, un rebord (43) présentant un certain écart de la caisse étant prolongé à partir de la plaque de base de sorte que le composant flexible puisse être installé entre la plaque de base et la caisse, et un trou traversant (44) pour le passage du composant flexible et le composant d'assemblage étant formé sur le rebord de la plaque de base.
     
    10. Réfrigérateur selon la revendication 9, dans lequel le composant d'assemblage (173) est constitué :

    d'une partie de tête (173a) ;

    d'une partie d'assemblage (173b) s'étendant depuis la partie de tête et passant par un trou traversant formé au centre du composant flexible ; et

    d'une partie de vis (173c) formée à une extrémité de la partie d'assemblage de manière à être insérée dans le trou d'assemblage de la caisse.


     
    11. Réfrigérateur selon la revendication 10, dans lequel le composant flexible (171) est constitué :

    d'une première partie (171a) interposée entre la caisse et rebord de la plaque de base ;

    d'une seconde partie (171b) interposée entre le rebord de la plaque de base et la partie de tête du composant d'assemblage ; et

    d'une troisième partie (171c) ayant un diamètre plus petit que les diamètres de la première partie et de la seconde partie et insérée à travers le trou traversant du rebord de la plaque de base, pour l'assemblage de la première partie et la seconde partie.


     
    12. Réfrigérateur selon la revendication 11, dans lequel la largeur de la troisième partie est supérieure à l'épaisseur du rebord de la plaque de base de sorte que la première partie et la deuxième partie ne peuvent adhérer aux deux surfaces du rebord de la plaque de base.
     
    13. Réfrigérateur selon la revendication 11, dans lequel la longueur de la partie d'assemblage est supérieure à la largeur totale du composant flexible de sorte que le composant flexible ne peut adhérer à la partie de tête du composant d'assemblage ou la caisse.
     




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