(19)
(11)EP 3 711 650 A1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION
published in accordance with Art. 153(4) EPC

(43)Date of publication:
23.09.2020 Bulletin 2020/39

(21)Application number: 18903469.7

(22)Date of filing:  19.11.2018
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A47L 15/00(2006.01)
A47L 15/42(2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/CN2018/116132
(87)International publication number:
WO 2019/148937 (08.08.2019 Gazette  2019/32)
(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
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 30.01.2018 CN 201810090611
30.01.2018 CN 201820175493 U

(71)Applicants:
  • Foshan Shunde Midea Washing Appliances Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Foshan, Guangdong 528311 (CN)
  • Midea Group Co., Ltd.
    Foshan, Guangdong 528311 (CN)

(72)Inventors:
  • LIU, Minyong
    Foshan Guangdong 528311 (CN)
  • TIAN, Le
    Foshan Guangdong 528311 (CN)
  • FU, Andong
    Foshan Guangdong 528311 (CN)
  • WU, Shoubao
    Foshan Guangdong 528311 (CN)
  • XU, Pingping
    Foshan Guangdong 528311 (CN)
  • QIU, Canhua
    Foshan Guangdong 528311 (CN)
  • SHIN, Jaekyoo
    Foshan Guangdong 528311 (CN)

(74)Representative: Lam, Alvin et al
Maucher Jenkins 26 Caxton Street
London SW1H 0RJ
London SW1H 0RJ (GB)

  


(54)SEALING STRIP FOR DISHWASHER AND DISHWASHER HAVING SAME


(57) A sealing strip (100) for a dish washer and a dish washer with the same are provided. The sealing strip (100) includes: a side sealing part (10), the side sealing part (10) configured to seal a gap between an inner side surface of a water tank of the dish washer and a door body (200); a radial sealing part (20) connected to the side sealing part (10) and configured to seal a gap between an upper surface of the water tank and the door body (200); and a mounting part (30) connected to at least one of the side sealing part (10) and the radial sealing part (20) and configured to be mounted to the door body (200) of the dish washer.




Description

FIELD



[0001] The present disclosure relates to a technical field of household electrical appliances, and more particularly, to a sealing strip for a dish washer and a dish washer with the same.

BACKGROUND



[0002] A liner of a sink-type dish washer can be opened by pivoting a door assembly upwards in order to put tableware in. A clearance fit is employed by a sink-type dish washer in the related art for reducing friction, which makes it convenient to open a door manually by a user.

[0003] However, an arm is rotated and sprays water in the liner when the sink-type dish washer washes the tableware, it is easy to spray water to the clearance between the door assembly and the liner, which causes the water in the clearance to accumulate at an edge of the liner and the water is hard to remove.

SUMMARY



[0004] The present disclosure seeks to solve at least one of the problems existing in the related art. To this end, the present disclosure provides a sealing strip for a dish washer, and the sealing strip for a dish washer is good in sealing effect and easy to mount and dismount.

[0005] The present disclosure further provides a dish washer with the above sealing strip.

[0006] The sealing strip for a dish washer according to embodiments of the first aspect of the present disclosure includes: a side sealing part configured to seal a gap between an inner side surface of a water tank of the dish washer and a door body; a radial sealing part connected to the side sealing part and configured to seal a gap between an upper surface of the water tank and the door body; and a mounting part connected to at least one of the side sealing part and the radial sealing part and configured to be mounted to the door body of the dish washer.

[0007] The sealing strip for a dish washer according to the embodiments of the present disclosure is good in sealing effect and easy to mount and dismount.

[0008] In addition, the sealing strip for a dish washer according to the embodiments of the present disclosure also can have the following additional technical features.

[0009] According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, in a cross section of the seal, the side sealing part extends from a top to a bottom along an up-down direction.

[0010] According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, in the cross section of the seal, the radial sealing part extends obliquely upwards with respect to a horizontal direction from an upper edge of the side sealing part, and the mounting part is connected to an upper surface of the radial sealing part.

[0011] Optionally, the sealing strip for a dish washer further includes a seal reinforcing part connected to the side sealing part and located between the side sealing part and an inner side wall surface of the water tank.

[0012] Furthermore, in the cross section of the seal, the seal reinforcing part extends obliquely upwards with respect to the horizontal direction from a lower edge of the side sealing part.

[0013] According to an optional embodiment of the present disclosure, an inclined angle of the seal reinforcing part with respect to the horizontal direction is larger than an inclined angle of the radial sealing part with respect to the horizontal direction.

[0014] According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, the mounting part defines an air cavity therein and is configured to be mounted in a mounting groove of the door body.

[0015] Furthermore, the mounting part has an upper wall, the upper wall includes a step part and an arc part, and a lower edge of the arc part is connected to an upper edge of the step part.

[0016] According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, the side sealing part, the radial sealing part, and the mounting part are integrally formed.

[0017] The dish washer according to embodiments of the second aspect of the present disclosure includes: a water tank; a door body configured to open and close the water tank; and a sealing strip for a dish washer according to the embodiments of the first aspect of the present disclosure.

[0018] With the sealing strip for a dish washer according to the embodiments of the first aspect of the present disclosure, the dish washer according to embodiments of the second aspect of the present disclosure is good in sealing effect and easy to mount and dismount.

[0019] Additional aspects and advantages of embodiments of present disclosure will be given in part in the following descriptions, become apparent in part from the following descriptions, or be learned from the practice of the embodiments of the present disclosure.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



[0020] These and/or other aspects and advantages of embodiments of the present disclosure will become apparent and more readily appreciated from the following descriptions made with reference to the drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a schematic view of a sealing strip for a dish washer according to an embodiment of the present disclosure;

FIG. 2 is an assembly view of a sealing strip for a dish washer according to an embodiment of the present disclosure.


DETAILED DESCRIPTION



[0021] Embodiments of the present disclosure are described in detail, and examples of the embodiments are depicted in the drawings. The same or similar elements and the elements having same or similar functions are denoted by like reference numerals throughout the descriptions. The embodiments described herein with reference to drawings are explanatory and only used to illustrate the present disclosure. The embodiments shall not be construed to limit the present disclosure.

[0022] In the description of the present disclosure, it is appreciated that, orientation or relation indicated by terms such as "up", "down", "left", "right", "vertical", "horizontal", "top", "bottom" "inner", and "outer", as well as derivative thereof (e.g., "horizontally", "downwardly", "upwardly", etc.) should be construed to refer to the orientation or relation based on the drawings, which are only used for convenience and simplification of description of the present disclosure but do not indicate or imply that the device or element must be particularly orientated or be constructed or operated in a particular orientation, and which cannot be construed to limit the present disclosure. In the description of the present disclosure, the term "a plurality of' means two or more than two, unless specified otherwise.

[0023] In the description of the present disclosure, it is appreciated that, unless specified or limited otherwise, the terms "mounted," "connected," "coupled," and the like are used broadly, and may be, for example, fixed connections, detachable connections, or integral connections; may also be mechanical or electrical connections; may also be direct connections or indirect connections via intervening structures; may also be inner communications of two elements, which can be understood by those skilled in the art according to specific situations.

[0024] The sealing strip 100 for a dish washer according to an embodiment of the present disclosure is described hereinafter referring to FIG. 1 to FIG. 2.

[0025] As shown in FIG. land FIG. 2, the sealing strip 100 for a dish washer provided by an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a side sealing part 10, a radial sealing part 20 and a mounting part 30.

[0026] The side sealing part 10 is configured to seal a gap between an inner side surface of a water tank of a dish washer and a door body 200. The radial sealing part 20 is connected to the side sealing part 10, and the radial sealing part 20 is configured to seal a gap between an upper surface of the water tank and the door body 200. The mounting part 30 is connected to at least one of the side sealing part 10 and the radial sealing part 20, and the mounting part 30 is configured to be mounted to the door body 200 of the dish washer.

[0027] Specifically, the side sealing part 10 is located between an inner surface of a side wall 300 of the water tank and a side wall surface of the door body 200, when the door body 200 is closed on the water tank, such that the side sealing part 10 can functions as a seal between the inner surface of the side wall 300 of the water tank and the door body 200. The radial sealing part 20 is located between an upper surface of the side wall 300 of the water tank and a lower wall surface of the door body 200, such that the radial sealing part 20 can functions as a seal between the upper surface of the side wall 300 of the water tank and the lower side wall of the door body 200. The mounting part 30 can be connected to the side sealing part 10, the mounting part 30 can also be connected to the radial sealing part 20, or the mounting part 30 is connected to the side sealing part 10 and the radial sealing part 20 at the same time. The sealing strip 100 for a dish washer is mounted to the door body 200 via the mounting part 30, for example, in the embodiment shown in FIG. 2, the mounting part 30 is connected to the radial sealing part 20.

[0028] In the sealing strip 100 for a dish washer according to embodiments of the present disclosure, the side sealing part 10 is used to seal the inner side surface of the side wall 300 of the water tank and the door body 200, the radial sealing part 20 is used to seal the upper surface of the side wall 300 of the water tank and the door body 200, thereby achieving good sealing performance between the door body 200 and the side wall 300 of the water tank, effectively preventing water from being spraying to the gap between the door body 200 and the side wall 300 of the water tank when the dish washer is used to wash tableware, and making it easy to clean an edge of a liner. Moreover, the sealing strip 100 for a dish washer is mounted to the door body 200 via the mounting part 30, such that the sealing strip 100 for a dish washer is connected to the door body 200 tightly, separation hardly occurs, and mounting and dismounting are convenient.

[0029] Therefore, the sealing strip 100 for a dish washer according to the embodiments of the present disclosure is good in sealing effect and easy to mount and dismount.

[0030] The sealing strip 100 for a dish washer according to a specific embodiment of the present disclosure is described hereafter referring to FIG. 1 and FIG. 2.

[0031] In some embodiments of the present disclosure, as shown in FIG. 2, in a cross section of the seal, the side sealing part 10 extends from a top to a bottom along an up-down direction. Specifically, the side sealing part 10 extends from the top to the bottom, the side sealing part 10 abuts against the side wall surface of the door body 200 and extends downwards, and in the up-down direction, a lowest point of the side sealing part 10 is lower than a lowest point of the side wall of the door body 200, such that the side sealing part 10 can provide better sealing effect between the side wall of the door body 200 and the inner side surface of the side wall 300 of the water tank.

[0032] In an embodiment of the present disclosure, as shown in FIG. 2, in the cross section of the seal, the radial sealing part 20 extends obliquely upwards with respect to a horizontal direction from an upper edge of the side sealing part 10. The mounting part 30 is connected to an upper surface of the radial sealing part 20 and adjacent to the side sealing part 10. The radial sealing part 20 has an inclined angle with respect to the horizontal direction, and the upper surface of the side wall 300 of the water tank has the same inclined angle with respect to the horizontal direction. That means, the radial sealing part 20 abuts against the upper surface of the side wall 300 of the water tank, such that the radial sealing part 20 provides better sealing effect between a lower wall of the door body 200 and an upper wall surface of the water tank. A surface of the mounting part 30 adjacent to the side wall of the door body 200 can be parallel to a surface of the side sealing part 10 adjacent to the door body 200.

[0033] According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, as shown in FIG. 2, the sealing strip 100 for a dish washer further includes a seal reinforcing part 40, the seal reinforcing part 40 is connected to the side sealing part 10, and the seal reinforcing part 40 is located between the side sealing part 10 and the inner side surface of the side wall 300 of the water tank. Therefore, the seal reinforcing part 40 can further seal the door body 200 and an inner side wall surface of the water tank and provide better sealing effect.

[0034] Optionally, referring to the embodiment shown in FIG. 2 again, in the cross section of the seal, the seal reinforcing part 40 extends obliquely upwards with respect to the horizontal direction from a lower edge of the side sealing part 10. In the up-down direction, an highest point of the seal reinforcing part 40 is higher than the lowest point of the side wall of the door body 200, and an upper edge of the seal reinforcing part 40 abuts against the inner side wall surface of the water tank in the horizontal direction, such that the seal reinforcing part 40 provides better sealing between the water tank and the door body 200. Moreover, the seal reinforcing part 40 can functions as a buffer because of its own elasticity when the door body 200 is closed.

[0035] Furthermore, as shown in FIG. 2, an inclined angle of the seal reinforcing part 40 with respect to the horizontal direction is larger than the inclined angle of the radial sealing part 20 with respect to the horizontal direction.

[0036] According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, as shown in FIG. 2, the mounting part 30 defines an air cavity 31 therein and is configured to be mounted in a mounting groove 210 of the door body 200. In the cross section of the seal, the mounting groove 210 of the door body 200 has a downward opening, the air cavity 31 is received in the mounting groove 210. When the door body 200 is closed, the air cavity 31 can buffer the door body 200, and the sealing strip 100 for a dish washer is mounted to the door body 200 via the air cavity 31 with a good mounting effect, and separation hardly occurs.

[0037] Optionally, referring to the embodiment shown in FIG. 2, the mounting part 30 has an upper wall, and the upper wall includes a step part 32 and an arc part 33, a lower edge of the arc part 33 is connected to an upper edge of the step part 32. In the cross section of the seal, a lower edge of the step part 32 is connected to the upper surface of the radial sealing part 20, and the arc part 33 is located at a side of the step part 32 adjacent to the side wall of the door body 200 in the horizontal direction, such that the mounting part 30 is mounted to the door body 200 with its own elasticity, achieving a better mounting effect and closer connection.

[0038] According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, the side sealing part 10, the radial sealing part 20, and the mounting part 30 are integrally formed. Therefore, the sealing strip 100 for a dish washer is convenient to manufacture and good in integral structural stability.

[0039] A dish washer according to an embodiment of the present disclosure is described hereafter.

[0040] The dish washer according to the embodiment of the present disclosure includes a water tank, a door body 200 configured to open and close the water tank, and a sealing strip 100 for a dish washer according to an embodiment of the present disclosure.

[0041] With the sealing strip 100 for a dish washer according to an embodiment of the present disclosure, the dish washer according to an embodiment of the present disclosure is good in sealing effect and convenient to mount and dismount.

[0042] Other configurations and operations of the sealing strip 100 for a dish washer according the embodiments of the present disclosure are known to one of ordinary skill in the art and will not described in detail herein.

[0043] Reference throughout this specification to terms "an embodiment," "some embodiments," "exemplary embodiment", "an example," "a specific example," or "some examples," means that a particular feature, structure, material, or characteristic described in connection with the embodiment or example is included in at least one embodiment or example of the present disclosure. Thus, the appearances of the terms throughout this specification are not necessarily referring to the same embodiment or example of the present disclosure. Furthermore, the particular features, structures, materials, or characteristics may be combined in any suitable manner in one or more embodiments or examples.

[0044] Although explanatory embodiments have been shown and described, it would be appreciated by those skilled in the art that changes, modifications, alternatives and variants can be made in the embodiments without departing from principles and purpose of the present disclosure. The scope of the present disclosure is defined by claims and equivalents thereof.


Claims

1. A sealing strip (100) for a dish washer, comprising:

a side sealing part (10) configured to seal a gap between an inner side surface of a water tank of the dish washer and a door body (200);

a radial sealing part (20) connected to the side sealing part (10) and configured to seal a gap between an upper surface of the water tank and the door body (200); and

a mounting part (30) connected to at least one of the side sealing part (10) and the radial sealing part (20) and configured to be mounted to the door body (200) of the dish washer.


 
2. The sealing strip (100) according to claim 1, wherein in a cross section of the sealing strip (100), the side sealing part (10) extends from a top to a bottom along an up-down direction.
 
3. The sealing strip (100) according to claim 2, wherein in the cross section of the sealing strip (100), the radial sealing part (20) extends obliquely upwards with respect to a horizontal direction from an upper edge of the side sealing part (10), and the mounting part (30) is connected to an upper surface of the radial sealing part (20).
 
4. The sealing strip (100) according to claim 3, further comprising:
a seal reinforcing part (40) connected to the side sealing part (10) and located between the side sealing part (10) and an inner side wall surface of the water tank.
 
5. The sealing strip (100) according to claim 4, wherein in the cross section of the sealing strip (100), the seal reinforcing part (40) extends obliquely upwards with respect to the horizontal direction from a lower edge of the side sealing part (10).
 
6. The sealing strip (100) according to claim 5, wherein an inclined angle of the seal reinforcing part (40) with respect to the horizontal direction is larger than an inclined angle of the radial sealing part (20) with respect to the horizontal direction.
 
7. The sealing strip (100) according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the mounting part (30) defines an air cavity (31) therein and is configured to be mounted in a mounting groove (210) of the door body (200).
 
8. The sealing strip (100) according to claim 7, wherein the mounting part (30) has an upper wall, the upper wall comprises a step part (32) and an arc part (33), and a lower edge of the arc part (33) is connected to an upper edge of the step part (32).
 
9. The sealing strip (100) according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the side sealing part (10), the radial sealing part (20), and the mounting part (30) are integrally formed.
 
10. A dish washer, comprising:

a water tank;

a door body (200) configured to open and close the water tank; and

the sealing strip (100) for a dish washer according to any one of claims 1 to 9.


 




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