(19)
(11)EP 3 370 023 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
13.05.2020 Bulletin 2020/20

(21)Application number: 18159403.7

(22)Date of filing:  01.03.2018
(51)Int. Cl.: 
C02F 1/00  (2006.01)
F25D 23/12  (2006.01)

(54)

FILTER DEVICE FOR A BEVERAGE AND/OR ICE DISPENSER UNIT OF A HOUSEHOLD COOLING APPLIANCE

FILTERVORRICHTUNG FÜR EINE GETRÄNKE- UND/ODER EISAUSGABEEINHEIT EINES HAUSHALTSKÄLTEGERÄTS

DISPOSITIF DE FILTRE POUR UNITÉ DE DISTRIBUTION DE BOISSONS ET/OU DE GLACES D'UN APPAREIL FRIGORIFIQUE MÉNAGER


(84)Designated Contracting States:
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

(30)Priority: 02.03.2017 US 201715447883

(43)Date of publication of application:
05.09.2018 Bulletin 2018/36

(73)Proprietor: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
81739 München (DE)

(72)Inventors:
  • Staud, Ralph
    81667 München (DE)
  • Tischer, Thomas
    85540 Haar (DE)
  • Reitwiessner, Marco
    81541 München (DE)
  • Kessler, Andreas
    81827 München (DE)
  • Sadtler, Graham
    Huntington Beach, CA, 92648 (US)
  • Kamper, Heather
    Newport Beach CA, 92663 (US)
  • Altmannsberger, Frank
    89537 Giengen (DE)
  • Gaplikow, Eugen
    89347 Bubesheim (DE)
  • Laible, Karl-Friedrich
    89129 Langenau (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A1-03/008883
WO-A2-2009/062912
WO-A2-2005/073124
  
      
    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

    TECHNICAL FIELD



    [0001] The invention relates to filter devices for a beverage and/or ice dispenser unit of a household cooling appliance. The invention also relates to a household cooling appliance with a filter device for a beverage and/or ice dispenser unit of this household cooling appliance.

    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION



    [0002] In the case of a household cooling appliance for storing food it is known that these commonly comprise a receiving space for food, which for instance can be a cooling compartment. A household cooling appliance can also comprise a so-called dispenser unit, which represents a beverage and/or ice dispenser unit. By such a unit a beverage can be generated and/or ice form elements can be generated, which then can be dispensed via an outlet on the household cooling appliance. Commonly such a household cooling appliance then is connected with an external water network, via which the water is supplied to the household cooling appliance. This water then is supplied via a line system to the household cooling appliance of the beverage and/or ice dispenser unit, wherein then this water is used for generating the ice form elements or is used as an extra to the beverage to be generated.

    [0003] In this connection it is also known that in the household cooling appliance a filter device is arranged, through which the externally supplied water flows and accordingly is then also filtered. Such a filter device thus is a component, which also requires corresponding space. It comprises a filter cartridge that needs to be exchanged from time to time, an example of this is disclosed in WO2005/073124.

    [0004] From the US 7 056 435 B2 a household cooling appliance is known, which comprises a corresponding filter device. The filter device is arranged on a ceiling of the household cooling appliance. This filter device is designed to be so complex and has an envelope, which is jaw-shaped and thus can be opened and shut as jaw. In this envelope the filter cartridge is arranged. In the opened state the filter cartridge can then be taken out. In this known filter device the arrangement is such that for opening the envelope same, however, can only be pivoted about a horizontal axis. Thereby accessibility is rendered more difficult and on the other hand the filter device needs to be positioned within the household cooling appliance in such a way that accessibility of the filter cartridge is facilitated, which in the case of the only provided option for opening the envelope leads to it that the filter device needs to be positioned relatively freely accessible and spaced far from the lateral walls of the household cooling appliance.

    SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION



    [0005] It is the task of the present invention to generate a filter device for a beverage and/or ice dispenser unit of a household cooling appliance, in which its arrangement within the household cooling appliance is facilitated to require little space whilst the exchange of a filter cartridge can still be performed in a simple and user-friendly way. Equally the task is to provide a household cooling appliance with a filter device.

    [0006] This task is solved by filter devices and household cooling appliances according to the independent claims.

    [0007] An aspect of the invention relates to a filter device for a beverage and/or ice dispenser unit of the household cooling appliance, wherein the filter device is configured for filtering liquid. The filter device has a carrier part for attaching the filter device to a component of the household cooling appliance. The carrier part comprises a first wall. The first wall is configured in particular to be in contact with a first wall of the component of the household cooling appliance. The carrier part comprises a second wall. The second wall is in particular configured to be in contact with a second wall of the component of the household cooling appliance. The first wall of the carrier part and the second wall of the carrier part are arranged to be inclined towards each other. The filter device comprises a cartridge head, which is configured to receive a filter cartridge. The filter device comprises a pivoting device, by which the cartridge head is arranged on the carrier part to be pivotable about a pivot axis.

    [0008] The pivot axis extends diagonally between the first wall and the second wall of the carrier part.

    [0009] A further aspect of the invention relates to a filter device for a beverage and/or ice dispenser unit of a household cooling appliance, wherein the filter device is configured for filtering liquid. The filtering device comprises a carrier part for attaching the filter device to a component of the household cooling appliance. The carrier part comprises a first wall. The first wall is configured in particular to be in contact with a first wall of the component of the household cooling appliance. The carrier part comprises a second wall. The second wall is configured in particular to be in contact with a second wall of the component of the household cooling appliance. The first wall of the carrier part and the second wall of the carrier part are arranged to be inclined towards each other. The filter device comprises a cartridge head, which is configured for receiving a filter cartridge. The filter device comprises a pivoting device, by which the cartridge head is arranged on the carrier part to be pivotable about a pivot axis. The pivot axis is orientated at a first angle smaller than 90° relative to the first wall of the carrier part and at a second angle smaller than 90° relative to the second wall.

    [0010] A further aspect of the invention relates to a filter device for a beverage and/or ice dispenser unit of a household cooling appliance, wherein the filter device is configured for filtering liquid. The filter device comprises a carrier part for attaching the filter device to a component of the household cooling appliance. The carrier part has a first wall. The first wall is in particular configured to be in contact with a first wall of the component of the household cooling appliance. The carrier part has a second wall. The second wall is configured in particular to be in contact with a second wall of the component of the household cooling appliance. The first wall of the carrier part and the second wall of the carrier part are arranged to be inclined towards each other. The filter device comprises a cartridge head, which is configured to receive a filter cartridge. The filter device comprises a pivoting device, by which the cartridge head is arranged to be pivotable about a pivot axis. The pivoting device is configured in such a way that the cartridge head is capable of being positioned in a first position relative to the carrier part and in a second position relative to the carrier part that is different therefrom. The cartridge head in this first position has a first distance from the first wall of the carrier part and has a first distance from the second wall of the carrier part. The cartridge head in this second position has a second distance from the first wall of the carrier part that is larger in comparison with the first distance from the first wall of the carrier part, and in this second position has a second distance from the second wall of the carrier part that is larger than the first distance from the second wall of the carrier part.

    [0011] A further aspect of the invention relates to a household cooling appliance, which comprises a housing, in which a receiving space for food is formed. The household cooling appliance has an inner container having walls, wherein by the walls of the inner container the receiving space is bounded. By two walls of the inner container that lead into each other a corner portion is formed. The household cooling appliance comprises a beverage and/or ice dispenser unit, which is configured for dispensing a beverage and/or ice form elements. Such a unit is also referred to as dispenser unit. The beverage and/or ice dispenser unit is also configured to generate the beverage and/or the ice form elements. The household cooling appliance has a filter device, which is configured for filtering a liquid. The filtered liquid is capable of being supplied to the beverage and/or ice dispenser unit for generating the beverage and/or ice form elements. The filter device comprises a cartridge head, which is configured for receiving a filter cartridge. The cartridge head is arranged to be pivotable about a pivot axis of the filter device. The filter device is arranged in this corner portion formed by the walls. The pivot axis is diagonally arranged between these walls forming this corner portion.

    [0012] A further aspect of the invention relates to a household cooling appliance, which comprises a housing, in which a receiving space for food is formed. The household cooling appliance has an inner container, which comprises walls, wherein by the walls of the inner container the receiving space is bounded. By two walls of the inner container that lead into each other a corner portion is formed. The household cooling appliance has a beverage and/or ice dispenser unit, which is configured for dispensing a beverage and/or ice form elements. Such a unit is also referred to as dispenser unit. The beverage and/or ice dispenser unit is also configured for generating the beverage and/or the ice form elements. The household cooling appliance comprises a filter device, which is configured for filtering a liquid. The filtered liquid is capable of being supplied to the beverage and/or ice dispenser unit for generating the beverage and/or the ice form elements. The filter device comprises a carrier part for attaching the filter device to a component of the household cooling appliance. The carrier part has a first wall. The first wall is in particular configured to be in contact with a first wall of the component of the household cooling appliance. The carrier part has a second wall. The second wall is configured in particular to be in contact with a second wall of the component of the household cooling appliance. The first wall of the carrier part and the second wall of the carrier part are arranged to be inclined towards each other. The filter device comprises a cartridge head, which is configured for receiving a filter cartridge. The filter device has a pivoting device, by which the cartridge head is arranged on the carrier part to be pivotable about a pivot axis. The pivot axis extends diagonally between the first wall and the second wall of the carrier part.

    [0013] A further aspect of the invention relates to a household cooling appliance, which comprises a housing, in which a receiving space for food is formed. The household cooling appliance comprises an inner container, which has walls, wherein by the walls of the inner container the receiving space is bounded. By two walls of the inner container that lead into each other a corner portion is formed. The household cooling appliance has a beverage and/or ice dispenser unit, which is configured for dispensing a beverage and/or ice form elements. Such unit is also referred to as dispenser unit. The beverage and/or ice dispenser unit is also configured for generating a beverage and/or the ice form elements. The household cooling appliance comprises a filter device, which is configured for filtering a liquid. The filtered liquid is capable of being supplied to the beverage and/or ice dispenser unit for generating the beverage and/or the ice form element. The filter device has a carrier part for attaching the filter device to a component of the household cooling appliance. The carrier part has a first wall. The first wall is in particular configured to be in contact with a first wall of the component of the household cooling appliance. The carrier part has a second wall. The second wall is configured in particular to be in contact with a second wall of the component of the household cooling appliance. The first wall of the carrier part and the second wall of the carrier part are arranged to be inclined towards each other. The filter device comprises a cartridge head, which is configured for receiving a filter cartridge. The filter cartridge comprises a pivoting device, by which the cartridge head is arranged on the carrier part to be pivotable about a pivot axis. The pivot axis is orientated at a first angle smaller than 90° relative to the first wall of the carrier part and at a second angle smaller than 90° relative to the second wall.

    [0014] A further aspect of the invention relates to a household cooling appliance, which comprises a housing, in which a receiving space for food is formed. The household cooling appliance comprises an inner container, which has walls, wherein by the walls of the inner container the receiving space is bounded. By two walls of the inner container leading into each other a corner portion is formed. The household cooling appliance has a beverage and/or ice dispenser unit, which is configured for dispensing a beverage and/or ice form elements. Such a unit is also referred to as dispenser unit. The beverage and/or ice dispenser unit is also configured for generating the beverage and/or the ice form elements. The household cooling appliance comprises a filter device, which is configured for filtering a liquid. The filtered liquid is capable of being supplied to the beverage and/or ice dispenser unit for generating the beverage and/or the ice form elements. The filter device comprises a carrier part for attaching the filter device to a component of the household cooling appliance. The carrier part has a first wall. The first wall is in particular configured to be in contact with a first wall of the component of the household cooling appliance. The carrier part has a second wall. The second wall is in particular configured to be in contact with a second wall of the component of the household cooling appliance. The first wall of the carrier part and the second wall of the carrier part are configured to be inclined towards each other. The filter device comprises a cartridge head, which is configured for receiving a filter cartridge. The filter device comprises a pivoting device, by which the cartridge head is arranged to be pivotable about a pivot axis on the carrier part. The pivoting device is configured in such a way that the cartridge head is capable of being positioned in a first position relative to the carrier part and in a second position relative to the carrier part that is different therefrom. The cartridge head in this first position has a first distance from the first wall of the carrier part and has a first distance from the second wall of the carrier part. The cartridge head in this second position has a second distance from the first wall of the carrier part that is larger in comparison with the first distance from the first wall of the carrier part, and in this second position has a second distance from the second wall of the carrier part that is than the first distance from the second wall of the carrier part.

    [0015] By these aspects of the invention the arrangement of the filter device within the household cooling appliance is facilitated in a space-saving way and the exchange of a filter cartridge can be performed in a simple and user-friendly manner.

    [0016] By the indications "top", "bottom", "front", "rear", "horizontal", "vertical", "depth direction", "width direction", "height direction" etc. the positions and orientations for an intended use and intended arrangement of the ice preparator bowl or the device are indicated.

    [0017] Further features of the invention derive from the claims, the figures, and the description of the figures. The features and feature combinations previously mentioned in the description as well as the features and feature combinations named in the following in the description of the figures and/or shown in the figures alone can be used not only in the respectively indicated combination, but also in any other combination, without leaving the scope of the invention. Thus also embodiments are to be considered as comprised or disclosed by the invention, which are not explicitly shown and explained in the figures, however, derive through separated feature combinations from the explained embodiments and are generable therefrom. Also embodiments and feature combinations are to be considered as being disclosed, which thus do not comprise all features of an originally formulated independent claim. Moreover, embodiments and feature combinations are to be considered as being disclosed, in particular by the above set out embodiments, which go beyond the feature combinations set out in the back-references of the claims or deviate from them.

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



    [0018] Embodiments of the invention are explained in more detail in the following by reference to the schematic drawings. These show in:
    fig. 1
    a schematic sectional view of an embodiment of a household cooling appliance;
    fig. 2
    a schematic front view of the household cooling appliance according to fig. 1;
    fig. 3
    an enlarged view of a partial portion in fig. 2, in which a cartridge head and a filter cartridge are shown in a first position;
    fig. 4
    an enlarged representation of a partial portion in fig. 2, in which a cartridge head and a filter cartridge are shown in a second position;
    fig. 5
    a perspective view of the components in fig. 4;
    fig. 6
    a perspective view of the components in fig. 3;
    fig. 7
    a lateral view of the components according to fig. 3 and fig. 6; and
    fig. 8
    a sectional view of the presentation in fig. 7 in a front view.

    DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS



    [0019] In the figures identical or functionally identical elements are equipped with the same reference signs.

    [0020] In fig. 1 in a simplified schematic sectional view a household cooling appliance 1 is shown, which is configured for storing and preserving food. The household cooling appliance 1 comprises a housing 2, in which at least one receiving space 3 for food is configured. This receiving space 3 is preferably a cooling compartment. The household cooling appliance 1 moreover can also have one further receiving space, which can for instance be a freezer compartment.

    [0021] The household cooling appliance 1 has an inner container 4, which by walls bounds the receiving space 3. In fig. 1 a bottom wall 5, a rear wall 6, and a ceiling wall 7 is shown. Moreover a side wall 8 and a side wall 9 (fig. 2) is to be allocated with the inner container 4.

    [0022] The inner container 4 is arranged within the housing 2.

    [0023] The household cooling appliance 1 moreover comprises a door 10, which is arranged for front side closure of the receiving space 3. The door 10 is in particular arranged on the housing 2, in particular arranged to be pivotable. A pivot axis A is orientated in the height direction and thus in the y direction of the household cooling appliance 1.

    [0024] The household cooling appliance 1 in an advantageous embodiment comprises a dispenser unit, which is a beverage and/or ice dispenser unit 11. This beverage and/or ice dispenser unit is configured for dispensing a beverage and/or ice form elements, such as ice cubes or crushed ice. This also means that the beverage and/or ice dispenser unit 11 is configured for generating the beverage and/or the ice form elements. The beverage and/or ice dispenser unit 11 comprises a dispenser unit 12, via which the beverage and/or the ice form elements can be dispensed. For this purpose on the front side 13 of the door 10 a niche 14 is configured, into which a receiving vessel can be inserted, into which then the dispensed beverage and/or the ice form elements can be inserted. This niche 14 is accessible on the front side and the beverage and/or the ice form elements can also be dispensed with the door 10 being closed.

    [0025] The household cooling appliance 1 is connected to an external water network 15. The household cooling appliance 1 has a water-conducting system 16, to which a multitude of functional units and lines belong and by means of which the water supplied by the water network 15 is conducted and processed within the household cooling appliance 1, in order to then be able to be made available to the beverage and/or ice dispenser unit 11.

    [0026] The line 17 coming in particular directly from the water network 15 leads to a filter device 18 of the household cooling appliance 1. With the filter device 18 the water supplied from the water network 15 is filtered, in order to be able to then be provided after the filtering for the generation of the ice form elements and/or for instance also to be conducted into a container, in which then the filtered water is provided for the generation also of a beverage.

    [0027] The filter device 18 in the shown embodiment comprises in particular a carrier part 19. The filter device 18 in a further advantageous embodiment comprises a cartridge head 20. The cartridge head 20 is arranged on the carrier part 19 to be capable of being moved.

    [0028] In the shown embodiment moreover a filter cartridge 21 is shown, which is inserted into the cartridge head. For instance this attachment can be configured by a bayonet joint. In the state, in which the filter cartridge 21 is mounted on the cartridge head 20, the filter cartridge 21 is motion-coupled with this cartridge head 20.

    [0029] The filter cartridge 21 is arranged to be non-destructively releasable on the cartridge head 20 so that it also can be exchanged.

    [0030] The line 17 directly leads into the cartridge head 20. This line 17 is an inlet hose, which conducts the water from the water network 15 to the filter cartridge 21. Moreover, a further line 22 is shown, which leads from the cartridge head 20 to a container 23 of the water-conducting system 16. The water filtered through the filter cartridge 21 is conducted from the filter device 18 via this line 22 to this container 23.

    [0031] From there it can then be supplied via a further line 24 to an ice preparator 25, which in particular is integral part of the beverage and/or ice dispenser unit 11, wherein in the ice preparator 25 then the ice form elements are generated.

    [0032] In an advantageous embodiment the carrier part 19 is configured as attachment part. With this carrier part 19 the entire filter device 18 can be arranged on a component of the household cooling appliance 1. Such component of the household cooling appliance 1 can be at least one wall of the inner container 4. Preferably the carrier part 19 is configured such that the filter device 8 can be attached on at least two different walls of the inner container 4 or is arranged to be at least in contact with each of them.

    [0033] The carrier part 19, as this is shown in the schematic front view of the household cooling appliance 1 according to fig. 2, can comprise two walls, namely a first wall 26 and a second wall 27. In particular in an advantageous embodiment of these two walls 26 and 27 in a position, in which they are inclined towards each other, in particular at an angle of between 85° and 95°, preferably 90°. Preferably, these walls 26 and 27 of the carrier part 19 lead into each other, as this is shown in fig. 2 in an exemplary embodiment. The walls 26 and 27 are in particular also configured as contact walls for contacting the walls of the component, in particular the inner container 4.

    [0034] In particularly advantageous way the filter device 18 is arranged in a corner portion 28 in the receiving space 3. In particular this positioning of the filter device 18 is arranged in a top corner portion 28. In the shown advantageous embodiment the corner portion 28 in the case of this front view of the household cooling appliance 1 the right top corner portion is shown, which is advantageous in particular, if the door 10 relative thereto is arranged on the housing 2 to be pivotable towards the left side. By such a positioning of the filter device 18 same can be arranged within the receiving space 3 in a very space-saving way and then is positioned to be least interfering with respect thereto.

    [0035] The filter device 18 further has a pivoting device 29. By means of this pivoting device 29 the cartridge head 20 is pivotable relative to the carrier part 19, wherein the cartridge head 20 is arranged on this carrier part 19. A pivot axis B of this pivoting device 29 in an advantageous embodiment is arranged diagonally between the first wall 26 and the second wall 27. This pivot axis B thus extends diagonally between these walls 26 and 27 of the carrier part 19.

    [0036] In the embodiment in fig. 2 this also means that this pivot axis B is orientated not to be in parallel to a space direction of the household cooling appliance 1 and thus not in parallel to the height direction and also not in parallel to the width direction (x direction). By such an arrangement the cartridge head 20 with the filter cartridge 21 can be pivoted in a direction that is represented by the arrow P. This means that quasi a slanted pivoting of this cartridge head 20 from top diagonally towards the bottom in the receiving space 3 is performed.

    [0037] By such a design on the one hand the filter device 18 can be positioned in a first position, in which the cartridge head 20 is arranged in an operation position, in a very space-saving position maximally approaching the two walls, which are inclined towards each other, in particular the walls 7 and 8 of the inner container 4, on the other hand then in the pivoted state, in which a second position of the cartridge head 20 and thus also the filter cartridge 21 has been assumed, a very user-friendly and comprehensive accessibility of the filter cartridge 21 can be achieved. The filter cartridge 21 in this second position can then be grasped by a hand of a user in order to be able to achieve a simple handling in this regard by a rotational movement, which in particular is required for releasing a bayonet locking.

    [0038] In fig. 3 an enlarged presentation of the partial portion of the household cooling appliance 1 is shown, in which the filtering device 18 is arranged. In fig. 3 in this connection the first position is shown, which is also an operating position. As can be seen in fig. 3, the two walls 26 and 27 of the carrier part 19 are in large-area contact with the ceiling wall 7 and the side wall 8 of the inner container 4 as contact walls and support walls.

    [0039] Preferably it may be envisaged that the carrier part 19 comprises a further wall 30, which represents a rear wall. In particular it is advantageous, if this rear wall 30 is in contact with the rear wall 6 of the inner container 4. This rear wall 30 of the carrier part 19 leads into the first wall 26 and the second wall 27. By these three walls 26, 27, and 30 then also a bowl-shaped carrier body is formed as carrier part 19, in which the cartridge head 20 is received. Thereby same is also arranged to be protected. The carrier part 19 by such a design with the named walls and their positioning relative to each other also mechanically is very stable and thus in particular also torsion-resistant. Thereby it can also receive the cartridge head 20 with the filter cartridge 21 in a stable way and also when moving the cartridge head 20 with the filter cartridge 21 no undesired deformations of the carrier part 19 occur.

    [0040] As moreover can be discerned in fig. 3, the carrier part 19 in an advantageous embodiment on an interior side 26a comprises a raised base 31. This base 31 represents a coupling dome for the cartridge head 20, which thus then is mounted rotatably spaced from the two walls 26 and 27 on this base 31.

    [0041] In particular it is envisaged that also on the second wall 27 a raised base 32 is formed, which is designed to be functionally corresponding to the first base 31. Also this second raised base 32 is configured on an inner side 27a of the second wall 27 of the carrier part 19. In particular these bases 31 and 32 are configured to be a single piece with the walls 26 and 27.

    [0042] Preferably the carrier part 19 is configured to be integrally formed and in particular a plastic part.

    [0043] In an advantageous embodiment the pivot axis B is orientated in such a way that it is arranged at a first angle α1 relative to the first wall 26, wherein this angle α1 is smaller 90°, in particular between 35° and 55°, in particular between 40° and 50°, preferably 45°.

    [0044] In an advantageous embodiment moreover it is envisaged that the pivot axis B is arranged at a second angle α2, which is in particular smaller than 90°, relative to the second wall 27. Here, too, this second angle α2 preferably amounts to between 35° and 55°, in particular between 40° and 50°, preferably 45°.

    [0045] Such orientation of the pivot axis B can also be configured independently of the first wall 26 and the second wall 27 with respect to the walls of the inner container 4, for instance relative to the ceiling wall 7 and to a vertical side wall 8. This can then be the case, if the carrier part 19 does not comprise the first wall 26 and/or the second wall 27.

    [0046] For instance in such a design it may be envisaged that the carrier part 19 for instance only comprises a rear wall 19, on which then for instance the bases 31 and 32 are formed, which then are orientated in the depth direction (z-direction) towards the front and on which then the cartridge head 20 is arranged correspondingly to be mounted pivotably.

    [0047] In a further advantageous embodiment it is envisaged that the cartridge head 20 and thus then also a filter cartridge 21 arranged thereon in this position shown in fig. 3 is arranged at a first distance A1 from a first wall, in particular the ceiling wall 7, of the inner container 4. In particular in this first position the cartridge head 20 and thus then also the filter cartridge 21 is arranged at a first distance A2 from a further different wall, in particular the vertical side wall 8 of the inner container 4.

    [0048] The pivoting device 29 is then preferably configured to have in the second position shown in fig. 4, in which the cartridge head 20 with the filter cartridge 21 has been pivoted in the direction of the arrow P, a respectively larger distance. This means, as it is shown in fig. 4, that in this second position the filter cartridge 21 has a second distance B1 from the first wall 26, wherein this second distance B1 is larger than the first distance A1. At the same time in this second position then also a second distance B2 from the second wall 27 is configured, which is larger than the first distance A2 from the vertical side wall 8 in the first position according to fig. 3. In this second position according to the representation in fig. 4 then the filter cartridge 21 at its jacket wall 33 can be easily gripped with a hand by a user and with a pivot movement be moved about a longitudinal axis C of the filter cartridge 21 locally relative to the cartridge head 20 and thus be released from the cartridge head 20.

    [0049] Generally it is also possible in a further embodiment that the filter device 18 comprises no carrier part 19. In such an embodiment it could be envisaged that the cartridge head 20 is arranged to be directly pivotable on the inner container 4. For instance then corresponding bases 31 and 32 could be integrally formed on the inner container 4, for instance on the ceiling wall 7 and the vertical side wall 8 and the cartridge head 20 be pivotably mounted thereon as component that is separate therefrom. Also in the case of such an embodiment in an advantageous way the pivot axis B then would be correspondingly orientated as it is envisaged in the representations according to fig. 2 to fig. 4.

    [0050] In fig. 5 in a perspective representation the filter device 18 is shown, wherein here according to the explanations as to fig. 4 the cartridge head 20 and thus also the filter cartridge 21 are arranged in a second position and thus in the pivoted position. This second position then also characterizes an exchange position of the filter cartridge 21.

    [0051] In fig. 6 in a perspective representation of the cartridge head 20 and the filter cartridge 21 is shown in a first position, as it has already been explained in fig. 3.

    [0052] In fig. 7 a side view is shown, in which the filter cartridge 21 and the cartridge head 20 are arranged in the first position.

    [0053] In fig. 8 a sectional view along the section line VIII-VIII in fig. 7 is shown. Here it can also be discerned how the lines 17 and 22 are bent just before leading into the rear side of the cartridge head 20 and viewed in the depth direction of the household cooling appliance 1 are oriented towards the front and lead into this cartridge head 20. By such an orientation and by such an immediate vicinity of the portions of the lines 17 and 22 leading into the cartridge head 20 relative to the pivot axis B undesired deformations and expansions of the lines 17 and 22, which in particular represent deformable hoses, can be avoided when pivoting from the first position into the second position. In particular these hoses then are advantageously deformed during this movement in the direction of the arrow P in their neutral fibers. Undesired bucklings or reductions in cross section can thereby be avoided. Moreover over a long period of time also undesired predetermined buckling points, which could become brittle, can be avoided.

    [0054] In an advantageous embodiment it may also be envisaged that the filter device 18 comprises a first guiding element 34, which in fig. 7 is shown merely in a broken line and symbolically. With this guiding element the first line 17 can be guided at least in the region where it leads into the cartridge head 20. The above-named advantages for the line 17 are thereby favored once more. In an advantageous embodiment it may also be envisaged that the filter device 18 has a second guiding element 35, which is shown in fig. 7 equally in a broken line and thus is indicated only symbolically. With this second guiding element 35 the second line 22 can be guided at least in the region where it leads into the cartridge head 20. By this arrangement of the lines 17 and 22 in an immediate vicinity of their regions leading into the cartridge head 20 in the area of the pivot axis B also minimized bending loads for these lines 17 and 22 can be realized. Moreover also particularly short line lengths can be realized. In an alternative embodiment it may be envisaged that the filter device 18 is for instance also installed on the door 10 and in this regard then is arranged to be correspondingly pivotable relative to the corner portion of the door. It may also be envisaged that in particular the filter cartridge 21 is at least partly covered by a further cover that is not shown. The filter device 18 can also be arranged in a further component of the household cooling appliance 1, such as for instance on a drawer or on a door rack.

    [0055] The first distances A1 and A2 explained in the advantageous embodiments can be identical or different. Equally also the two distances B1 and B2 can be different. However, they can also be identical.

    [0056] Preferably it may generally be envisaged that the first wall 26 of the carrier part 19 and the second wall 27 of the carrier part lead into each other. The first wall 26 of the carrier part 19 and the second wall 27 of the carrier part 19 in a preferred embodiment are arranged relative to each at an angle β of between 85° and 95°. The pivot axis B in a preferred embodiment is orientated at a first angle α1 smaller than 90° relative to the first wall 26 of the carrier part 19 and at a second angle α2 smaller than 90° relative to the second wall 27. In particular the pivoting device 29 in a preferred embodiment is configured in such a way that the cartridge head 20 is capable of being positioned in a first position and in a second position that is different therefrom relative to the carrier part 19, wherein the cartridge head 20 in this first position has a distance A1 from the first wall 26 of the carrier part 19 and a first distance A2 from the second wall 27 of the carrier part 19, and the cartridge head 20 in this second position has a second distance B1 from the first wall 26 of the carrier part 19 that is larger than the first distance A1 from the first wall 26 of the carrier part 19, and a second distance B2 from the second wall 27 of the carrier part 19 that is larger than the first distance A2 from the second wall 27 of the carrier part 19.

    [0057] The pivoting device 29 in a preferred embodiment is configured in such a way that the cartridge head 20 in a first position and in a second position that is different therefrom is capable of being positioned relative to the carrier part 19, wherein the pivoting device 29 has a holding unit, with which the cartridge head 20 is held fixed in a first position and in a second position.

    [0058] The filter device 18 in a preferred embodiment comprises the filter cartridge 21, and the filter cartridge 21 is arranged in a non-destructively releasable way on the cartridge head 20 and in the arranged state is motion-coupled with the cartridge head 20.

    [0059] On an inner side 26a of the first wall 26 of the carrier part 19 in a preferred embodiment a raised base 31 is formed, wherein the cartridge head 20 is arranged pivotably on this base 31.

    [0060] On an inner side 27a of the second wall 27 of the carrier part 19 in a preferred embodiment a raised base 31 is formed, wherein the cartridge head 20 is arranged to be pivotable on this base 31.

    [0061] The filter device 18 in a preferred embodiment comprises a first liquid line 17, which leads into the cartridge head 20, and preferably comprises a second liquid line that leads into the cartridge head 20.

    [0062] The filter device 18 in a preferred embodiment has a first guiding element 34, with which the first line 17 is guided at least in the portion where it leads into the cartridge head 20.

    [0063] The filter device 18 in a preferred embodiment comprises a second guiding element 35, with which the second line 22 is guided at least in the region where it leads into the cartridge head 20.

    List of References



    [0064] 
    1 household cooling appliance 21 filter cartridge
    2 housing 22 line
    3 receiving space 23 container
    4 inner container 24 line
    5 bottom wall 25 ice preparator
    6 rear wall 26 first wall
    7 ceiling wall 26a inner side
    8 side wall 27 second wall
    9 side wall 27a inner side
    10 door 28 corner portion
    11 beverage and/or ice dispenser unit 29 pivoting device
    30 rear wall
    12 dispenser unit 31 first base
    13 front side 32 second base
    14 niche 33 jacket wall
    15 water network 34 first guiding element
    16 system 35 second guiding element
    17 line B pivot axis
    18 filter device C longitudinal axis
    19 carrier part P arrow
    20 cartridge head α1 first angle
        α2 second angle
        A1 first distance
        A2 first distance
        B1 second distance
        B2 second distance



    Claims

    1. Filter device (18) for a beverage and/or ice dispenser unit (11) of a household cooling appliance (1), wherein the filter device (18) is configured for filtering liquid, comprising:

    a carrier part (19) for attaching the filter device (18) to a component (4) of the household cooling appliance (1), wherein

    the carrier part (19) comprises a first wall (26), and

    the carrier part (19) comprises a second wall (27), wherein

    the first wall (26) of the carrier part (19) and the second wall (27) of the carrier part (19) are arranged to be inclined towards each other,

    a cartridge head (20), which is configured for receiving a filter cartridge (21), characterized by

    a pivoting device (29), by which the cartridge head (20) is arranged on the carrier part (19) to be pivotable about a pivot axis (B), wherein

    the pivot axis (B) extends diagonally between the first wall (26) and the second wall (27) of the carrier part (19).


     
    2. Filter device (18) according to claim 1, wherein the first wall (26) of the carrier part (19) and the second wall (27) of the carrier part (19) lead into each other.
     
    3. Filter device (18) according to claim 1, wherein the first wall (26) of the carrier part (19) and the second wall (27) of the carrier part (19) are arranged relative to each other at an angle (β) of between 85° and 95°.
     
    4. Filter device (18) according to claim 1, wherein the pivot axis (B) is orientated at a first angle (α1) smaller than 90° relative to the first wall (26) of carrier part (19) and at a second angle (α2) smaller than 90° relative to the second wall (27).
     
    5. Filter device (18) according to claim 1, wherein the pivoting device (29) is configured in such a way that the cartridge head (20) is capable of being positioned in a first position and in a second position that is different therefrom relative to the carrier part (19), wherein
    the cartridge head (20) in this first position has a first distance (A1) from the first wall (26) of the carrier part (19) and a first distance (A2) from the second wall (27) of the carrier part (19), and
    the cartridge head (20) in this second position has a second distance (B1) that is larger in comparison with the first distance (A1) from the first wall (26) of the carrier part (19), and a second distance (B2) from the second wall (27) of the carrier part (19) that is larger than the first distance (A2) from the second wall (27) of the carrier part (19).
     
    6. Filter device (18) according to claim 1, wherein the pivoting device (29) is configured in such a way that the cartridge head (20) is capable of being positioned in a first position and in a second position that is different therefrom relative to the carrier part (19), wherein the pivoting device (29) comprises a holding unit, by which the cartridge head (20) is held in the discrete first position and in the discrete second position.
     
    7. Filter device (18) according to claim 1, wherein the filter device (18) comprises the filter cartridge (21), and the filter cartridge (21) is arranged in a non-destructively releasable way on the cartridge head (20) and in the state, in which it is arranged thereon, is motion-coupled with the cartridge head (20).
     
    8. Filter device (18) according to claim 1, wherein the carrier part (19) comprises a rear wall (30), in which the first wall (26) and the second wall (27) end.
     
    9. Filter device (18) according to claim 1, wherein on an inner side (26a) of the first wall (26) of the carrier part (19) a raised base (31) is formed, wherein the cartridge head (20) is arranged pivotably on this base (31).
     
    10. Filter device (18) according to claim 1, wherein on an inner side (27a) of the second wall (27) of the carrier part (19) a raised base (32) is configured, wherein the cartridge head (20) is pivotably arranged on this base (32).
     
    11. Filter device (18) according to claim 1, wherein the filter device (18) comprises a first liquid line (17), which ends in the cartridge head (20), and a second liquid line (22), which ends in the cartridge head (20).
     
    12. Filter device (18) according to claim 11, wherein the filter device (18) comprises a first guiding element (34), by which the first liquid line (17) is guided at least in the portion ending in the cartridge head (20).
     
    13. Filter device (18) according to claim 11, wherein the filter device (18) comprises a second guiding element (35), by which the second liquid line (22) is guided at least in the portion ending in the cartridge head (20).
     
    14. Filter device (18) for a beverage and/or ice dispenser unit (11) of a household cooling appliance (1), wherein the filter device (18) for filtering liquid, comprising:

    a carrier part (19) for attaching the filter device (18) to a component (4) of the household cooling appliance (1), wherein

    a carrier part (19) comprises a first wall (26), which is configured for being in contact with a first wall (7) of the component (4) of the household cooling appliance (1), and

    a carrier part (19) comprises a second wall (27), which is configured for being in contact with a second wall (8) of the component (4) of the household cooling appliance (1) that is different from a first wall (7) of the component (4), wherein

    the first wall (26) of the carrier part (19) and the second wall (27) of the carrier part (19) are arranged to be inclined towards each other,

    a cartridge head (20), which is configured for receiving a filter cartridge (21), characterized by

    a pivoting device (29), by which the cartridge head (20) is arranged on the carrier part (19) to be pivotable about a pivot axis (B), wherein

    the pivot axis (B) is orientated at a first angle (α1) that is smaller than 90° relative to the first wall (26) of the carrier part (19) and at a second angle (α2) that is smaller than 90° relative to the second wall (27) of the carrier part (19).


     
    15. Filter device (18) for a beverage and/or ice dispenser unit (11) of a household cooling appliance (1), wherein the filter device (18) is configured for filtering the liquid, comprising:

    a carrier part (19) for attaching the filter device (18) to a component (4) of the household cooling appliance (1), wherein

    the carrier part (19) comprises a first wall (26), and

    the carrier part (19) comprises a second wall (27), wherein

    the first wall (26) of the carrier part (19) and the second wall (27) of the carrier part (19) are arranged to be inclined towards each other,

    a cartridge head (20), which is configured for receiving a filter cartridge (21), characterized by

    a pivoting device (29), by which the cartridge head (20) is arranged on the carrier part (19) to be pivotable about a pivot axis (B), wherein

    the pivoting device (29) is configured in such a way that the cartridge head (20) is capable of being positioned in a first position and in a second position that is different therefrom relative to the carrier part (17), wherein

    the cartridge head (20) in this first position has a first distance (A1) from the first wall (26) of the carrier part (19) and a first distance (A2) from the second wall (27) of the carrier part (19), and

    the cartridge head (20) in this second position has a second distance (B1) from the first wall (26) of the carrier part (19) that is larger in comparison with the first distance (A1) from the first wall (26) of the carrier part (19), and a second distance (B2) from the second wall (27) of the carrier part (19) that is larger than the first distance (A2) from the second wall (27) of the carrier part (19).


     
    16. Household cooling appliance (1) comprising:

    a housing (2), in which a receiving space (3) for food is formed,

    an inner container (4), which comprises walls (5, 6, 7, 8, 9), wherein bounded by the walls (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) the receiving space (3), and

    by two walls (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) of the inner container (4) ending in each other a corner portion (28) is formed,

    a beverage and/or ice dispenser unit (11), which is configured for dispensing a beverage and/or ice form elements,

    a filter device (18), which is configured for filtering a liquid, wherein the filtered liquid of the beverage and/or ice dispenser unit (11) is capable of being supplied for generating the beverage and/or the ice form elements, wherein

    the filter device (18) comprises a cartridge head (20), which is configured for receiving a filter cartridge (21), characterized in that

    the cartridge head (20) is arranged to be pivotable about a pivot axis (B) of the filter device (18),

    the filter device (18) is arranged in this corner portion (28) formed by the walls (5, 6, 7, 8, 9), wherein

    the pivot axis (B) is arranged diagonally between these walls (5, 6, 7, 8, 9,) forming the corner portion (28).


     
    17. Household cooling appliance (1) comprising:

    a housing (2), in which a receiving space (3) for food is formed,

    an inner container (4), which comprises walls (5, 6, 7, 8, 9), wherein by the walls (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) the receiving space (3) is bounded,

    a beverage and/or ice dispenser unit (11), which is configured for dispensing a beverage and/or ice form elements,

    a filter device (18), which is configured for filtering a liquid, wherein the filtered liquid of the beverage and/or ice dispenser unit (11) is capable of being supplied for generating the beverage and/or the ice form elements,

    wherein the filter device (18) comprises a carrier part (19) for attaching the filter device (18) to at least one wall (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) of the inner container (4), wherein

    the carrier part (19) comprises a first wall (26), and

    the carrier part (19) comprises a second wall (27), wherein

    the first wall (26) of the carrier part (19) and the second wall (27) of the carrier part (19) are arranged to be inclined towards each other,

    the filter device (18) comprises a cartridge head (20), which is configured to receive a filter cartridge (21), characterized in that

    the filter device (18) comprises a pivoting device (29), by which the cartridge head (20) is arranged to be about a pivot axis (B) on the carrier part (19), wherein

    the pivot axis (B) extends diagonally between the first wall (26) of the carrier part (19) and the second wall (27) of the carrier part (19).


     


    Ansprüche

    1. Filtervorrichtung (18) für eine Getränke- und/oder Eisspendereinheit (11) eines Haushaltskühlgeräts (1), wobei die Filtervorrichtung (18) zum Filtern von Flüssigkeit konfiguriert ist, mit Folgendem:

    einem Halterungsteil (19) zum Anbringen der Filtervorrichtung (18) an einer Komponente (4) des Haushaltskühlgeräts (1), wobei

    das Halterungsteil (19) eine erste Wand (26) umfasst und

    das Halterungsteil (19) eine zweite Wand (27) umfasst, wobei

    die erste Wand (26) des Halterungsteils (19) und die zweite Wand (27) des Halterungsteils (19) zueinander geneigt angeordnet sind,

    einem Patronenkopf (20), der zum Aufnehmen einer Filterpatrone (21) konfiguriert ist,

    gekennzeichnet durch

    eine Schwenkvorrichtung (29), über die der Patronenkopf (20) so an dem Halterungsteil (19) angeordnet ist, dass er um eine Schwenkachse (B) schwenkbar ist, wobei die Schwenkachse (B) diagonal zwischen der ersten Wand (26) und der zweiten Wand (27) des Halterungsteils (19) verläuft.


     
    2. Filtervorrichtung (18) nach Anspruch 1, wobei die erste Wand (26) des Halterungsteils (19) und die zweite Wand (27) des Halterungsteils (19) ineinander übergehen.
     
    3. Filtervorrichtung (18) nach Anspruch 1, wobei die erste Wand (26) des Halterungsteils (19) und die zweite Wand (27) des Halterungsteils (19) in Bezug zueinander in einem Winkel (β) zwischen 85° und 95° angeordnet sind.
     
    4. Filtervorrichtung (18) nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Schwenkachse (B) in Bezug auf die erste Wand (26) des Halterungsteils (19) in einem ersten Winkel (α1) ausgerichtet ist, der kleiner ist als 90°, und in Bezug auf die zweite Wand (27) in einem zweiten Winkel (α2) ausgerichtet ist, der kleiner ist als 90°.
     
    5. Filtervorrichtung (18) nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Schwenkvorrichtung (29) so konfiguriert ist, dass sich der Patronenkopf (20) in Bezug auf das Halterungsteil (19) in einer ersten Position und in einer sich davon unterscheidenden zweiten Position positionieren lässt, wobei
    der Patronenkopf (20) in dieser ersten Position einen ersten Abstand (A1) zur ersten Wand (26) des Halterungsteils (19) und einen ersten Abstand (A2) zur zweiten Wand (27) des Halterungsteils (19) aufweist und
    der Patronenkopf (20) in dieser zweiten Position einen zweiten Abstand (B1) aufweist, der im Vergleich zum ersten Abstand (A1) zu der ersten Wand (26) des Halterungsteils (19) größer ist, und einen zweiten Abstand (B2) zur zweiten Wand (27) des Halterungsteils (19), der größer ist als der erste Abstand (A2) zur zweiten Wand (27) des Halterungsteils (19).
     
    6. Filtervorrichtung (18) nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Schwenkvorrichtung (29) so konfiguriert ist, dass sich der Patronenkopf (20) in Bezug auf das Halterungsteil (19) in einer ersten Position und in einer sich davon unterscheidenden zweiten Position positionieren lässt, wobei die Schwenkvorrichtung (29) eine Halteeinheit umfasst, über die der Patronenkopf (20) in der diskreten ersten und der diskreten zweiten Position gehalten wird.
     
    7. Filtervorrichtung (18) nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Filtervorrichtung (18) die Filterpatrone (21) umfasst und die Filterpatrone (21) auf zerstörungsfrei lösbare Weise an dem Patronenkopf (20) angeordnet und in dem daran angeordneten Zustand mit dem Patronenkopf (20) bewegungsgekoppelt ist.
     
    8. Filtervorrichtung (18) nach Anspruch 1, wobei das Halterungsteil (19) eine Rückwand (30) umfasst, an der die erste Wand (26) und die zweite Wand (27) enden.
     
    9. Filtervorrichtung (18) nach Anspruch 1, wobei an einer Innenseite (26a) der ersten Wand (26) des Halterungsteils (19) ein erhöhter Sockel (31) ausgebildet ist, wobei der Patronenkopf (20) schwenkbar an diesem Sockel (31) angeordnet ist.
     
    10. Filtervorrichtung (18) nach Anspruch 1, wobei an einer Innenseite (27a) der zweiten Wand (27) des Halterungsteils (19) ein erhöhter Sockel (32) konfiguriert ist, wobei der Patronenkopf (20) schwenkbar an diesem Sockel (32) angeordnet ist.
     
    11. Filtervorrichtung (18) nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Filtervorrichtung (18) eine erste Flüssigkeitsleitung (17), die im Patronenkopf (20) endet, und eine zweite Flüssigkeitsleitung (22) umfasst, die im Patronenkopf (20) endet.
     
    12. Filtervorrichtung (18) nach Anspruch 11, wobei die Filtervorrichtung (18) ein erstes Führungselement (34) umfasst, über das die erste Flüssigkeitsleitung (17) zumindest in dem im Patronenkopf (20) endenden Abschnitt geführt wird.
     
    13. Filtervorrichtung (18) nach Anspruch 11, wobei die Filtervorrichtung (18) ein zweites Führungselement (35) umfasst, über das die zweite Flüssigkeitsleitung (22) zumindest in dem im Patronenkopf (20) endenden Abschnitt geführt wird.
     
    14. Filtervorrichtung (18) für eine Getränke- und/oder Eisspendereinheit (11) eines Haushaltskühlgeräts (1), wobei die Filtervorrichtung (18) zum Filtern von Flüssigkeit ausgelegt ist, mit Folgendem:

    einem Halterungsteil (19) zum Anbringen der Filtervorrichtung (18) an einer Komponente (4) des Haushaltskühlgeräts (1), wobei

    ein Halterungsteil (19) eine erste Wand (26) umfasst, die so konfiguriert ist, dass sie eine erste Wand (7) der Komponente (4) des Haushaltskühlgeräts (1) berührt, und

    ein Halterungsteil (19) eine zweite Wand (27) umfasst, die so konfiguriert ist, dass sie eine zweite Wand (8) der Komponente (4) des Haushaltskühlgeräts (1) berührt, die sich von einer ersten Wand (7) der Komponente (4) unterscheidet, wobei

    die erste Wand (26) des Halterungsteils (19) und die zweite Wand (27) des Halterungsteils (19) zueinander geneigt angeordnet sind,

    einem Patronenkopf (20), der zum Aufnehmen einer Filterpatrone (21) konfiguriert ist,

    gekennzeichnet durch

    eine Schwenkvorrichtung (29), über die der Patronenkopf (20) so an dem Halterungsteil (19) angeordnet ist, dass er um eine Schwenkachse (B) schwenkbar ist, wobei die Schwenkachse (B) in Bezug auf die erste Wand (26) des Halterungsteils (19) in einem ersten Winkel (α1) ausgerichtet ist, der kleiner ist als 90°, und in Bezug auf die zweite Wand (27) des Halterungsteils (19) in einem zweiten Winkel (α2) ausgerichtet ist, der kleiner ist als 90°.


     
    15. Filtervorrichtung (18) für eine Getränke- und/oder Eisspendereinheit (11) eines Haushaltskühlgeräts (1), wobei die Filtervorrichtung (18) zum Filtern der Flüssigkeit konfiguriert ist, mit Folgendem:

    einem Halterungsteil (19) zum Anbringen der Filtervorrichtung (18) an einer Komponente (4) des Haushaltskühlgeräts (1), wobei

    das Halterungsteil (19) eine erste Wand (26) umfasst und

    das Halterungsteil (19) eine zweite Wand (27) umfasst, wobei

    die erste Wand (26) des Halterungsteils (19) und die zweite Wand (27) des Halterungsteils (19) zueinander geneigt angeordnet sind,

    einem Patronenkopf (20), der zum Aufnehmen einer Filterpatrone (21) konfiguriert ist,

    gekennzeichnet durch

    eine Schwenkvorrichtung (29), über die der Patronenkopf (20) so an dem Halterungsteil (19) angeordnet ist, dass er um eine Schwenkachse (B) schwenkbar ist, wobei die Schwenkvorrichtung (29) so konfiguriert ist, dass sich der Patronenkopf (20) in Bezug auf das Halterungsteil (17) in einer ersten Position und in einer sich davon unterscheidenden zweiten Position positionieren lässt, wobei

    der Patronenkopf (20) in dieser ersten Position einen ersten Abstand (A1) zur ersten Wand (26) des Halterungsteils (19) und einen ersten Abstand (A2) zur zweiten Wand (27) des Halterungsteils (19) aufweist und

    der Patronenkopf (20) in dieser zweiten Position einen zweiten Abstand (B1) zur ersten Wand (26) des Halterungsteils (19) aufweist, der im Vergleich zum ersten Abstand (A1) zu der ersten Wand (26) des Halterungsteils (19) größer ist, und einen zweiten Abstand (B2) zur zweiten Wand (27) des Halterungsteils (19) aufweist, der größer ist als der erste Abstand (A2) zur zweiten Wand (27) des Halterungsteils (19).


     
    16. Haushaltskühlgerät (1), das Folgendes umfasst:

    ein Gehäuse (2), in dem ein Lagerraum (3) für Lebensmittel ausgebildet ist,

    einen Innenbehälter (4), der Wände (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) umfasst, die den Lagerraum (3) begrenzen, und

    einen Eckabschnitt (28), der dadurch gebildet wird, dass zwei Wände (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) des Innenbehälters (4) ineinander übergehen,

    eine Getränke- und/oder Eisspendereinheit (11), die zum Abgeben eines Getränks und/oder von Eisformelementen konfiguriert ist,

    eine Filtervorrichtung (18), die zum Filtern einer Flüssigkeit konfiguriert ist, wobei die gefilterte Flüssigkeit aus der Getränke- und/oder Eisspendereinheit (11) zum Erzeugen des Getränks und/oder der Eisformelemente bereitgestellt werden kann, wobei die Filtervorrichtung (18) einen Patronenkopf (20) umfasst, der zum Aufnehmen einer Filterpatrone (21) konfiguriert ist,

    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass

    der Patronenkopf (20) so angeordnet ist, dass er um eine Schwenkachse (B) der Filtervorrichtung (18) schwenkbar ist,

    die Filtervorrichtung (18) in diesem von den Wänden (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) gebildeten Eckabschnitt (28) angeordnet ist, wobei

    die Schwenkachse (B) diagonal zwischen diesen Wänden (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) angeordnet ist, die den Eckabschnitt (28) bilden.


     
    17. Haushaltskühlgerät (1), das Folgendes umfasst:

    ein Gehäuse (2), in dem ein Lagerraum (3) für Lebensmittel ausgebildet ist,

    einen Innenbehälter (4), der Wände (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) umfasst, wobei der Lagerraum (3) von den Wänden (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) begrenzt ist,

    eine Getränke- und/oder Eisspendereinheit (11), die zum Abgeben eines Getränks und/oder von Eisformelementen konfiguriert ist,

    eine Filtervorrichtung (18), die zum Filtern einer Flüssigkeit konfiguriert ist, wobei die gefilterte Flüssigkeit aus der Getränke- und/oder Eisspendereinheit (11) zum Erzeugen des Getränks und/oder der Eisformelemente bereitgestellt werden kann,

    wobei die Filtervorrichtung (18) ein Halterungsteil (19) zum Anbringen der Filtervorrichtung (18) an mindestens einer Wand (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) des Innenbehälters (4) umfasst, wobei das Halterungsteil (19) eine erste Wand (26) umfasst und

    das Halterungsteil (19) eine zweite Wand (27) umfasst, wobei

    die erste Wand (26) des Halterungsteils (19) und die zweite Wand (27) des Halterungsteils (19) zueinander geneigt angeordnet sind,

    die Filtervorrichtung (18) einen Patronenkopf (20) umfasst, der so konfiguriert ist, dass er eine Filterpatrone (21) aufnimmt,

    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass

    die Filtervorrichtung (18) eine Schwenkvorrichtung (29) umfasst, über die der Patronenkopf (20) so an dem Halterungsteil (19) angeordnet ist, dass er um eine Schwenkachse (B) schwenkbar ist, wobei

    die Schwenkachse (B) diagonal zwischen der ersten Wand (26) und der zweiten Wand (27) des Halterungsteils (19) verläuft.


     


    Revendications

    1. Dispositif filtrant (18) destiné à une unité de distribution de boisson et/ou de glace (11) d'un appareil frigorifique ménager (1), dans lequel le dispositif filtrant (18) est conçu pour filtrer un liquide, comprenant :

    une pièce de support (19) destinée à fixer le dispositif filtrant (18) à un composant (4) de l'appareil frigorifique ménager (1), dans lequel :

    la pièce de support (19) comprend une première paroi (26), et

    la pièce de support (19) comprend une seconde paroi (27), dans lequel :
    la première paroi (26) de la pièce de support (19) et la seconde paroi (27) de la pièce de support (19) sont disposées pour être inclinées l'une vers l'autre,

    une tête de cartouche (20) qui est conçue pour recevoir une cartouche filtrante (21),
    caractérisé par :

    un dispositif pivotant (29), au moyen duquel la tête de cartouche (20) est disposée sur la pièce de support (19) pour pouvoir pivoter autour d'un axe de pivotement (B), dans lequel :
    l'axe de pivotement (B) s'étend en diagonale entre la première paroi (26) et la seconde paroi (27) de la pièce de support (19).


     
    2. Dispositif filtrant (18) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la première paroi (26) de la pièce de support (19) et la seconde paroi (27) de la pièce de support (19) débouchent l'une dans l'autre.
     
    3. Dispositif filtrant (18) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la première paroi (26) de la pièce de support (19) et la seconde paroi (27) de la pièce de support (19) sont disposées l'une par rapport à l'autre selon un angle (β) compris entre 85° et 95°.
     
    4. Dispositif filtrant (18) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel l'axe de pivotement (B) est orienté selon un premier angle (α1) inférieur à 90° par rapport à la première paroi (26) de la pièce de support (19) et selon un second angle (α2) inférieur à 90° par rapport à la seconde paroi (27).
     
    5. Dispositif filtrant (18) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le dispositif pivotant (29) est conçu de telle sorte que la tête de cartouche (20) puisse être positionnée dans une première position et dans une seconde position qui est différente de celle-ci, par rapport à la pièce de support (19), dans lequel :

    la tête de cartouche (20) dans cette première position est à une première distance (A1) de la première paroi (26) de la pièce de support (19) et à une première distance (A2) de la seconde paroi (27) de la pièce de support (19), et

    la tête de cartouche (20) dans cette seconde position est à une seconde distance (B1) qui est supérieure comparativement à la première distance (A1) par rapport à la première paroi (26) de la pièce de support (19), et à une seconde distance (B2) de la seconde paroi (27) de la pièce de support (19) qui est supérieure à la première distance (A2) par rapport à la seconde paroi (27) de la pièce de support (19).


     
    6. Dispositif filtrant (18) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le dispositif pivotant (29) est conçu de telle sorte que la tête de cartouche (20) puisse être positionnée dans une première position et dans une seconde position qui est différente de celle-ci, par rapport à la pièce de support (19), dans lequel le dispositif pivotant (29) comprend une unité de maintien, au moyen de laquelle la tête de cartouche (20) est maintenue dans la première position discrète et dans la seconde position discrète.
     
    7. Dispositif filtrant (18) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le dispositif filtrant (18) comprend la cartouche filtrante (21), et la cartouche filtrante (21) est disposée de manière à être amovible de façon non destructive sur la tête de cartouche (20) et dans l'état dans lequel elle y est disposée, est accouplée en mouvement à la tête de cartouche (20).
     
    8. Dispositif filtrant (18) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la pièce de support (19) comprend une paroi arrière (30) où se terminent la première paroi (26) et la seconde paroi (27).
     
    9. Dispositif filtrant (18) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel sur un côté intérieur (26a) de la première paroi (26) de la pièce de support (19) est formée une base surélevée (31), dans lequel la tête de cartouche (20) est disposée sur cette base (31) de manière à pouvoir pivoter.
     
    10. Dispositif filtrant (18) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel sur un côté intérieur (27a) de la seconde paroi (27) de la pièce de support (19) est configurée une base surélevée (32), dans lequel la tête de cartouche (20) est disposée sur cette base (32) de manière à pouvoir pivoter.
     
    11. Dispositif filtrant (18) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le dispositif filtrant (18) comprend une première conduite de liquide (17) qui se termine dans la tête de cartouche (20), et une seconde conduite de liquide (22) qui se termine dans la tête de cartouche (20).
     
    12. Dispositif filtrant (18) selon la revendication 11, dans lequel le dispositif filtrant (18) comprend un premier élément de guidage (34), au moyen duquel la première conduite de liquide (17) est guidée au moins dans la partie se terminant dans la tête de cartouche (20).
     
    13. Dispositif filtrant (18) selon la revendication 11, dans lequel le dispositif filtrant (18) comprend un second élément de guidage (35), au moyen duquel la seconde conduite de liquide (22) est guidée au moins dans la partie se terminant dans la tête de cartouche (20).
     
    14. Dispositif filtrant (18) destiné à une unité de distribution de boisson et/ou de glace (11) d'un appareil frigorifique ménager (1), dans lequel le dispositif filtrant (18) est destiné à filtrer un liquide, comprenant :

    une pièce de support (19) destinée à fixer le dispositif filtrant (18) à un composant (4) de l'appareil frigorifique ménager (1), dans lequel :

    une pièce de support (19) comprend une première paroi (26) qui est conçue pour être au contact d'une première paroi (7) du composant (4) de l'appareil frigorifique ménager (1), et

    une pièce de support (19) comprend une seconde paroi (27) qui est conçue pour être au contact d'une seconde paroi (8) du composant (4) de l'appareil frigorifique ménager (1), qui est différente d'une première paroi (7) du composant (4), dans lequel : la première paroi (26) de la pièce de support (19) et la seconde paroi (27) de la pièce de support (19) sont disposées pour être inclinées l'une vers l'autre,

    une tête de cartouche (20) qui est conçue pour recevoir une cartouche filtrante (21) caractérisé par :

    un dispositif pivotant (29), au moyen duquel la tête de cartouche (20) est disposée sur la pièce de support (19) pour pouvoir pivoter autour d'un axe de pivotement (B), dans lequel :
    l'axe de pivotement (B) est orienté selon un premier angle (α1) qui est inférieur à 90° par rapport à la première paroi (26) de la pièce de support (19) et selon un second angle (α2) qui est inférieur à 90° par rapport à la seconde paroi (27) de la pièce de support (19).


     
    15. Dispositif filtrant (18) destiné à une unité de distribution de boisson et/ou de glace (11) d'un appareil frigorifique ménager (1), dans lequel le dispositif filtrant (18) est conçu pour filtrer le liquide, comprenant :

    une pièce de support (19) destinée à fixer le dispositif filtrant (18) à un composant (4) de l'appareil frigorifique ménager (1), dans lequel :

    la pièce de support (19) comprend une première paroi (26), et

    la pièce de support (19) comprend une seconde paroi (27), dans lequel :
    la première paroi (26) de la pièce de support (19) et la seconde paroi (27) de la pièce de support (19) sont disposées pour être inclinées l'une vers l'autre,

    une tête de cartouche (20) qui est conçue pour recevoir une cartouche filtrante (21), caractérisé par :

    un dispositif pivotant (29), au moyen duquel la tête de cartouche (20) est disposée sur la pièce de support (19) pour pouvoir pivoter autour d'un axe de pivotement (B), dans lequel :
    le dispositif pivotant (29) est conçu de telle sorte que la tête de cartouche (20) puisse être positionnée dans une première position et dans une seconde position qui est différente de celle-ci, par rapport à la pièce de support (17), dans lequel :

    la tête de cartouche (20) dans cette première position est à une première distance (A1) de la première paroi (26) de la pièce de support (19) et à une première distance (A2) de la seconde paroi (27) de la pièce de support (19), et

    la tête de cartouche (20) dans cette seconde position est à une seconde distance (B1) de la première paroi (26) de la pièce de support (19), qui est supérieure comparativement à la première distance (A1) par rapport à la première paroi (26) de la pièce de support (19), et à une seconde distance (B2) de la seconde paroi (27) de la pièce de support (19) qui est supérieure à la première distance (A2) par rapport à la seconde paroi (27) de la pièce de support (19).


     
    16. Appareil frigorifique ménager (1) comprenant :

    un logement (2) dans lequel est formé un espace de réception (3) pour aliments,

    un contenant intérieur (4) qui comprend des parois (5, 6, 7, 8, 9), dans lequel l'espace de réception (3) est délimité par les parois (5, 6, 7, 8, 9), et

    délimitée par deux parois (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) du contenant intérieur (4) se terminant l'une dans l'autre, est formée une partie coin (28),

    une unité de distribution de boisson et/ou de glace (11) qui est conçue pour distribuer une boisson et/ou des éléments sous forme de glace,

    un dispositif filtrant (18) qui est conçu pour filtrer un liquide, dans lequel le liquide filtré de l'unité de distribution de boisson et/ou de glace (11) peut être fourni pour produire la boisson et/ou les éléments sous forme de glace, dans lequel :
    le dispositif filtrant (18) comprend une tête de cartouche (20) qui est conçue pour recevoir une cartouche filtrante (21), caractérisé en ce que :

    la tête de cartouche (20) est disposée pour pouvoir pivoter autour d'un axe de pivotement (B) du dispositif filtrant (18),

    le dispositif filtrant (18) est disposé dans cette partie coin (28) formée par les parois (5, 6, 7, 8, 9), dans lequel :
    l'axe de pivotement (B) est disposé en diagonale entre ces parois (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) formant la partie coin (28).


     
    17. Appareil frigorifique ménager (1) comprenant :

    un logement (2) dans lequel est formé un espace de réception (3) pour aliments,

    un contenant intérieur (4) qui comprend des parois (5, 6, 7, 8, 9), dans lequel l'espace de réception (3) est délimité par les parois (5, 6, 7, 8, 9), et

    une unité de distribution de boisson et/ou de glace (11) qui est conçue pour distribuer une boisson et/ou des éléments sous forme de glace,

    un dispositif filtrant (18) qui est conçu pour filtrer un liquide, dans lequel le liquide filtré de l'unité de distribution de boisson et/ou de glace (11) peut être fourni pour produire la boisson et/ou les éléments sous forme de glace,

    dans lequel le dispositif filtrant (18) comprend une pièce de support (19) destinée à fixer le dispositif filtrant (18) sur au moins une paroi (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) du contenant intérieur (4), dans lequel :

    la pièce de support (19) comprend une première paroi (26), et

    la pièce de support (19) comprend une seconde paroi (27), dans lequel :

    la première paroi (26) de la pièce de support (19) et la seconde paroi (27) de la pièce de support (19) sont disposées pour être inclinées l'une vers l'autre,

    le dispositif filtrant (18) comprend une tête de cartouche (20) qui est conçue pour recevoir une cartouche filtrante (21), caractérisé en ce que :
    le dispositif filtrant (18) comprend un dispositif pivotant (29) au moyen duquel la tête de cartouche (20) est disposée pour se trouver autour d'un axe de pivotement (B) sur la pièce de support (19), dans lequel :
    l'axe de pivotement (B) s'étend en diagonale entre la première paroi (26) de la pièce de support (19) et la seconde paroi (27) de la pièce de support (19).


     




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