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Publication numberUS2786338 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 26, 1957
Filing dateAug 2, 1954
Priority dateAug 2, 1954
Publication numberUS 2786338 A, US 2786338A, US-A-2786338, US2786338 A, US2786338A
InventorsKesling Keith K, Wurtz Clifford H
Original AssigneeGen Motors Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Refrigerating apparatus for cooling liquids
US 2786338 A
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THEIR ATTORNEY.

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REFRIGERATING APPARATUS FOR COOLING LIQUIDS Filed Aug. 2, 1954 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 3.2. Cam-low.

THEIR ATTORNEY,

United States atent O REFRIGERATING APPARATUS FOR COOLING LIQUIDS Clifford H. Wurtz and Keith K. Kesling, Dayton, Ohio, assiguors to General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Mich, a corporation of Delaware Application August 2, 1954, Serial N 0. 447,235

6 Claims. (Cl. 62-89) This invention relates to refrigeration and particularly to a liquid storing, cooling and dispensing device in a household refrigerator cabinet.

An object of our invention is to associate an improved liquid storing, cooling and dispensing device with a refrigerator cabinet.

Another object of our invention is to provide a refrigerator cabinet with a substantially concealed and sanitary liquid storing, cooling and dispensing device or system accessible for discharging liquid therefrom only when the refrigerator door is opened.

Still another object of our invention is to stationarily mount a reservoir receptacle of a liquid cooling and dispensing device within a refrigerator cabinet, to dispose the discharge nozzle of the device on the refrigerator door, so that it will be located within a compartment of the cabinet when the door is closed out of dust etc. ambient to the cabinet, and to provide a flexible section between the cabinet and its door in the conduit connection intermediate the liquid cooling reservoir and the discharge nozzle of the device which is movable by and along with the door.

A further object of our invention is to incorporate a liquid storing and dispensing device having a connection with a source of supply of water under pressure in a refrigerator cabinet and provided with a movable or flexible conduit section in the conduit extended between the elements thereof with a valve controlling the flow of liquid through the device located between the cooling receptacle reservoir and the source of water under pres sure so as to at all times relieve elements of the device of excessive or abnormally high pressures created in the source of water supply for preventing damage to or breakage of elements of the device.

A still further and more specific object of our inven tion is to provide a device of the type described in the preceding objects with means in the form of a manually actuated selector which may be set to discharge chilled water alone or a mixture of water and fruit or the like uice.

Further objects and advantages of the present invention will be apparent from the following description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings wherein a preferred form of the invention is clearly shown.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view through a refrigerator cabinet having our liquid storing and dispensing device incorporated therein and showing the food compartment access opening door in open position;

Figure 2 is an enlarged horizontal fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1 showing the dispensing portion of the device; and

Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line 3--3 of Figure 2 showing a source of supply of juice associated with the dispensing portion of the liquid cooling and storingtdevice.

Referring to Figure 1 of the drawings we have shown a 2,786,338 Patented Mar. 26, 1957 separate insulated food storage compartment 14 formed by an open top liner 15 is located below compartment 11' and is utilized for the storage of less perishable food products and left-over foods from the table. The separate food storage compartments 11 and 14 are divided from one another by an insulated partitioning wall structure constructed in the manner described in the patent above referred to and the lower compartment 14 is provided with a horizontal removable pan-like element 16 located below this wall structure. A vertical plate 17 cooperates with the pan element 16 and together they form an inverted L-shaped flue along the top and along the upper portion of the rear of compartment 14. The access opening of compartment 14 as well as the separate door 18 for compartment 11 are normally closed or covered by an insulated door structure 19 pivotally mounted upon the refrigerator cabinet for horizontal swinging movement relative thereto by suitable hinges and which door is shown in open position in Figure 1. Door 19 has a portion of its inner panel or face recessed as at 20 for a purpose to be hereinafter described. A closed refrigerating system associated with the refrigerator cabinet includes a low temperature evaporator in the form of a conduit 21 wrapped or coiled around the line 12 which at all times maintains a below freezing temperature within compartment 11 and another frosting and defrosting evaporator 22 of any suitable or desirable plate-like form located within the vertical portion of the flue in compartment 14. Evaporator 22 cools and causes circu lation of air in this compartment and through the flue therein. Evaporator 22 receives refrigerant from evaporator 21 and these evaporators are connected by suitable pipes or conduits 23 and 24 respectively with a refrig erant translating device comprising a motor-compressor unit 26 and a condenser 27. Such a refrigerant translating device is usually mounted in a machine compartment, such as compartment 28, located below the insulated food storage compartment 14. The electric motor in unit 26 may be started and stopped under the control of a suitable or conventional thermostatic switch means (not shown) responsive to a demand to refrigeration in com-' partment 14 for circulating liquid refrigerant to the evaporators 21 and 22 in succession under the regulation of an expansion valve or restrictor 29 as is well known in the art.

In accordance with our invention a liquid storing and dispensing device, system or apparatus is associated with the refrigerator cabinet and connected with a source of supply of water under pressure. This device or system is preferably adapted to discharge chilled-water alone or a mixture of juice and water therefrom. Thus in accordance with this preference a source of supply of concentrated fruit juice or the like is also associated with the refrigerator cabinet. The present liquid storing, cooling and dispensing device or system includes a pipe 31 con nected with a source of supply of water under pressure leading to the refrigerator cabinet and a pipe 32 extending upwardly in the insulated cabinet wall along compartment 14 to a tank, coil or receptacle forming a storage reservoir 33 for Water in the refrigerator cabinet. A control valve 34, located in the machine compartment 28, is interposed in the pipe connection between reservoir 33 and the source of water supply 31. Valve 34 is actuated in response to energization and deenergization of an electric solenoid 36 associated therewith. The reservoir 33 is preferably substantially flat and elongated and is stationarily mounted, in any suitable or conventional manner within the center part of the horizontal leg portion of the inverted L-shaped air flue within compartment 14- above the pan-like element 16 therein. Air caused to be circulated by the evaporator 22 in compartment 14 enters the horizontal leg portion of the flue at the front thereof and flows along and in contact with both the top and bottom sides of the receptacle reservoir 33 to efiiciently chill water received therein from the pipes 31 and 32. Thus the water receptacle or reservoir 33' is exposed to the low temperature within food compartment 14 and is effectively cooled thereby. A conduit comprising the lengths of tubing 37, 38 and 39 connect the receptacle reservoir 33 to a manually actuated selector or valve on door 19 of a dispensing unit portion of the water storing and dispensing device or system, generally represented by the reference character 40, and is provided with an indicator knob or handle 41. The dispensing unit 40 is mounted on door 19 within the recess thereof at a height above the reservoir 33. The lengths of tubing 37 and 39 in the conduit connection between the stationary reservoir 33 and dispensing unit in or on door 19 may be metal but the length 38 thereof is a readily movable or flexible tube and is preferably constructed of plastic or rubber-like material. The flexible tube 38v is provided with a looped portion of such length as to permit door 19 to be swung about its hinged mountings on the refrigerator cabinet without loosening or damaging the pipe or conduit connections of the liquid storing, cooling and dispensing device or system. A horn-like sleeve 43, secured in any suitable or conventional fashion, to door 19 receives a portion of the length of flexible tubing 38 for protecting the same while door 19' is in open position. This sleeve 43 also has insulated electric wires 44 and 46 passing therethrough. The one end of wire 44 is attached to a source of electric current such as that leading to the motor-compressor unit 26 of the refrigerating system associated with the refrigerator cabinet. The other end of wire 44 is attached to a contact of a conventional spring loaded electric push button switch 47 forming a part of the dispensing unit 40 carried' by door 19 and located in the vicinity of the indicator 41 and a discharge nozzle of the unit. The one end of wire 46 is also attached to a contact of the switch 47 and has its other end attached to the solenoid 36 of valve 34. A third wire 48 has its one end attached to the solenoid of valve 34 and has its other end connected to the other side of the source of electric current supply. A source of supply of concentrated fruit juice or the like is associated with the refrigerator cabinet and is supported on the inner face of door 19 in close proximity to the dispensing unit 40 of the liquid storing, cooling and dispensing device or system. The selector valve controlled by the indicator knob or handle 41 is adapted, depending upon. the position thereof, to cause chilled water alone or a mixture of chilled Water and cooled juice to. flow through. a. discharge nozzle portion 49 of the dispensing unit 40 carried by door 19 when the push. button switch 47 is closed aswill be more fully described hereinatfer. It' is to be understood that the pipes or conduits 37, 3 87 and 39, which convey chilled water from reservoir 33,, may if desired or if found necessary be individually insulated.

Dispensing unit portion 40 of the liquid storing and dispense device or system herein disclosed includes several preferably moulded plastic parts or housings suitably secured together and mounted in the recess 26 of the inner panel 52 of insulated door 19. A shelf 53 Within the. recess 20 of door 19 and located below unit 4!) has removable open top containers 54 and 56 supported centrally thereon. The container 54 is adapted to be filled with concentrated fruit juice or the like and forms the source of supply thereof associated, with the refrigerator cabinet (see Figures 1 and 3). The juice in container 54 is exposed to the low temperature Within the refrigerator when door 19 is closed and is cooled thereby. The other container 56 is utilized as a drinking cup or receptacle and is adapted to receive water or a mixture of water and juice from the nozzle 49 of unit 40.

Referring now to Figure 2 of the drawings it will be noted that the rigidly secured together parts or housings 57 and 58 of unit 46 are enclosed in a cover or shroud 59 while the nozzle part or housing 49 thereof is pivotally connected to housing 58 and to cover 59. Part or housing 57 of unit 40 is provided with a bore 61 having a suitable sealed rotatable barrel-like selector valve 62 located therein. The selector knob or handle 41 is attached to valve 62 in any suitable manner for rotating the same within the bore 61 of housing 57. A central bore 63 provided in valve 62 communicates through suitable pipe fittings 64 with the Water pipe or conduit 39 located in the insulating material within door 19. The valve 62 is provided with two lateral passages 66 and 67 off-set relative to one another for a purpose to be presently described. Passages 66 and 67 are adapted to be alternately placed in communication with passages 63 and 69 respectively provided in the housing 57. Stop means such as a lug and groove arrangement '71 and 72 may be provided on valve 62 and in housing 57 respectively to prevent the valve 62 from being rotated further than necessary. The inlet valve 34 controls the admission of water to the receptacle storing and dispensing device or system associated with the refrigerator cabinet and it is preferable to have passage 66 of unit 46' normally communicating with passage 68. Passage 6% in housing 57 at all times communicates with a passageway '73 provided in housing part 58 of unit 40 and passage 69 at all times communicates with a passageway 74 provided in the housing part 58. Passageway 73 leads into passageway 74 and this passageway 74 is provided with a reduced section 76 intermediate the point of communication of passageway 73 therewith and passage 69 in housing 57. The reduced section 76 of passageway 77 and a downwardly directed passage 77 adjacent thereto forms a Venturi means or device which communicates with a tube 78 and a ball check valve 79 therein (see Figure 3). Tube 78 is sealed to housing part 53 of unit 40 in any suitable or conventional manner and its lower end is submerged in a supply of concentrated fruit or the like juice indicated at 81 contained in container 54. The tube 78 is preferably made of flexible rubber-like material to permit of its being bent or flexed when container 54 is moved relative to shelf 53 upon filling the same with the concentrated juice. A vertical passage 82 provided in housing part 58 of unit 46 communicates with the outlet end of both passages 73 and 74. The nozzle part 49 of unit 40 is provided with a handle portion 83 (see Figure 2), is suitably sealed to a depending portion of housing 58, through: which the passage 82 extends, and is rotatably or pivotally locked upon cover 59 as by a C-shaped washer or the like 84. The discharge passageway 86 within nozzle 49 is at all. times in communication with passage 82. A dam 87 provided in the nozzle discharge passageway 86 adjacent the lower end thereof forms an effective means for preventing drippage from nozzle 49 when the flow of liquid therethrough is stopped. The specific manner of securing the housing parts of unit 40 together and of mounting unit 49 and its cover 59 on the door panel 52 has not been described and is believed to be conventional and well within the skill of one familiar with the art.

The refrigerator is placed in operation, a can. or cans of concentrated fruit juice or the like is or are opened and emptied into container 54- on the cabinet door 19 and push button electric switch 47 is'closed to admit sufficient water from pipe 31 and valve 34, to the liquid storing and dispensing device or system for substantially filling the reservoir 33'and. conduits 37, 38 and -3'9'whereupon switch 47 is released to shut off the water and the refrigerator cabinet door 19 is closed. Both the source of supply of juice 81 in container 54 and water in reservoir 33 are exposed to the low temperature within the refrigerator cabinet and are thus chilled. A predetermined lapse of time is permitted to expire for insuring that water in reservoir 33 will be cooled to a desired temperature and then the liquid storing and dispensing device or system associated with the refrigerator is ready for use. A subsequent opening of the refrigerator cabinet door 19 and closing of switch 47 energizes the solenoid 36 of valve 34 and causes water incoming to reservoir 33, from the source of supply 31 thereof, to force chilled water from the reservoir through pipes or conduits 37, 38 and 39. The looped or flexible section 38 of the conduit connection between stationarily mounted reservoir 33 and unit 40 permits the door 19 to be moved or swung about its hinged mounting relative to the refrigerator cabinet without damaging or breaking this conduit connection. As before stated the indicator knob or handle 41 of the selector or valve 62 of unit 40 is preferably and normally set to establish communication between the passages 66 and 68 thus chilled water alone for drinking purposes will flow from pipe 39 through the bore 63 in selector valve 62 and through the passageways 73, 74, 82 and 86 out of nozzle 49. It being understood that nozzle 49 has previously been rotated about its pivotal mounting outward relative to unit 40, as shownby the dot-dash lines in Figure 2 of the drawings, in order to facilitate catching of the discharged chilled water in the removable drinking cup or container 56. As soon as the desired amount of chilled water has been received in the drinking container 56 the spring loaded push button of electric switch 47 is released to open the switch and deenergize solenoid valve 34 which then closes and stops the flow of water from the water pipe or main 31. Since the dispensing unit 40 is above the water storage reservoir 33 water will be trapped in elements of the water storing, cooling and dispensing system from unit 40 on back to valve 34. After replacing container 56 on shelf 53 and swinging nozzle 49 into its normal position door 19 may be closed until it is again desired to obtain access to the interior of the refrigerator cabinet or to again obtain access to the nozzle of the water storing and dispensing device on the inner face of door 19.

If it is desired to obtain a drink of fruit or the like juice, from the concentrated supply 81 thereof in container 54, mixed with a predetermined amount of water the refrigerator cabinet door is openend and the selector valve 62 of the dispensing unit 40 is rotated by indicator knob or handle 41, approximately one-quarter of a complete revolution in a counter-clockwise direction as viewed in Figures 1 and 3 of the drawings, to close off communication between the passages 66 and 68 in this unit and to place the passage 67 of valve 62 in communication with the passage 69. Pushing of the spring loaded button of electric switch 47 on door 19 closes this switch and energizes solenoid valve 34 to again admit water under pressure from pipe main 31 to reservoir 33 for forcing chilled water'to flow from the reservoir; At this time the chilled water flows through valve 62, passages 67 and 69 into the passageway 74 of the dispensing unit 40. Water flowing through the reduced section-76 of passageway 74 forming the Venturi device renders this Venturi effective for creating a suction within the passage 77. This suction is suflicient to lift the ball of check valve 79 off its seat and to draw concentrated fruit juice upwardly in tube 78 from the supply thereof 81 in container 54 and to discharge the same into passageway 74 wherein it is mixed with chilled water flowing therethrough and is dispensed from nozzle 49 by way of passages 82 and 86 and caught in the drinking cup or container 56. As soon as container 56 is filled to a desired level with the water and juice mixture the push button of electric switch 47 is released and this stops the flow of water through passageway 74 to render the Venturi device ineffective which thereby stops the flow of concentrated juice to passageway 74 in the dispensing unit 40. The ball of check valve 79 reseats itself and prevents any water seeping from the passages of unit 40 into tube 78 and container 54 to avoid diluting the supply of concentrated juice 81. The Venturi device, formed by the reduced section 76 of passageway 74, is of such size and calibration as to function properly for carrying out its purpose at and above twelve pounds pressure of water from the water main 31 which is substantially below that normally existing in water mains in most localities.

From the foregoing it should be apparent that We have provided an improved liquid storing, cooling and dispensing device or apparatus for a refrigerator cabinet. By the arrangement disclosed the entire device or apparatus is normally within the refrigerator out of dirt and unexposed to flies ambient thereto which is sanctioned and/or required by certain sanitary codes. The provision of a water supply control valve at the inlet to the water storing and dispensing device, system or apparatus particularly of the type wherein a stationary reservoir located in the refrigerator cabinet is connected with a dispensing unit on the movable door of the cabinet eliminates all danger of high pressures created in the source of water supply from damaging or breaking the flexible section of the conduit between the cabinet and its door. Also since no pressure can be built up in the present device valves and other connections therein can be easily and economically sealed. By virtue of the fact that a manually actuated selector valve and a single electric switch only is employed in our liquid storing device we are enabled to reduce to a minimum the cost of providing a household refrigerator cabinet with a system or apparatus for dispensing chilled water alone and/or a mixture of water and juice.

While the form of embodiment of the invention as herein disclosed constitutes a preferred form, it is to be understood that other forms might be adopted as may come within the scope of the claim-s which follow.

What is claimed is as follows:

1. In combination a cabinet having a compartment therein provided with an opening and a movable door normally closing said opening, means for refrigerating the interior of said compartment to a low temperature, a liquid storing and dispensing device associated with said cabinet, said device including a reservoir stationarily mounted in said cabinet and exposed to the low temperature within said compartment, said reservoir being connected to a source of water supply for chilling water received therein from said supply thereof, said device also including a source of supply of juice associated with said cabinet and located on the inner face of said door in exposed relation to the low temperature within said compartment, a nozzle on said door for discharging liquid from said device, a conduit for conveying water from said reservoir to said nozzle, a valve interposed in the connection between said reservoir and said source of water supply for controlling the flow of water through said device, manually adjustable means interposed in said conduit intermediate said nozzle and said reservoir for selectively directing water alone or a mixture of water and juice to said nozzle, said conduit comprising a portion between said door and said cabinet movable by movement of said door relative to the cabinet, and means on said door for actuating said valve.

2. In combination a cabinet having a compartment therein provided with an opening and a movable door normally closing said opening, means for refrigerating the interior of said compartment to a low temperature, a liquid storing and dispensing device associated with said cabinet, said device including a reservoir stationarily mounted in said cabinet and exposed to the low temperature within said compartment, said reservoir being connectcd to a source of water supply for chilling water re ceived therein from said supply thereof, said device also including a source of supply of juice associated with said cabinet and located on the inner face of said door in exposed relation to the low temperature Within said compartment, a nozzle on said door for discharging liquid from said device, a conduit for conveying Water from said reservoir to said nozzle, a solenoid actuated valve interposed in the connection between said reservoir and said source of water supply for controlling the flow of water through said device, manually adjustable means on said door interposed in said conduit intermediate said nozzle and said reservoir for selectively directing water alone or a mixture of water and juice to said nozzle, said conduit comprising a flexible section between said door and said cabinet permitting movement of said door relative to saidcabinet to afford access to the nozzle on said door, and an electric switch on said door in the vicinity of said nozzle for energizing and deenergizing said so'lcnoid valve.

3'. In combination a refrigerator cabinet having a food storage compartment therein provided with an opening and a movable door normally closing said opening, means associated with said refrigerator cabinet for chilling the interior of said compartment to a low temperature, a water storing and dispensing device associated with said cabinet, said device including a reservoir stationarily mounted in said cabinet and exposed to the low temperature within said compartment, said reservoir being connected to a source of water supply under pressure for chilling water received therein from said supply, said device also including a nozzle carried by and movable with said door relative to said reservoir for discharging chilled Water therefrom, a conduit connecting said statio'narily mounted reservoir to said nozzle, said conduit comprising a flexible section between said door and said cabinet movable by movement of the door relative to the cabinet, a valve interposed in the connection between said reservoir and said source of water supply, means for operating said valve to control the flow of water from said nozzle, and said nozzle being located above said reservoir whereby when said valve is closed water is trapped in said water storing and dispensing device.

4.1n combination, a cabinet having a compartment therein provided with an opening and a movable door normally closing said opening, a water storing. and dispens'ing device associated with said cabinet, said device including a reservoir within the compartment of said cabinet, said reservoir being connected to a source of water supply; said device also including a source of supply or" juice associated with said cabinet, a nozzle on said door for discharging liquid from said device, a conduit for conveying water from said reservoir to said nozzle, a solenoid valve in the connection between said reservoir and said water supply source, a selector interposed in said conduit intermediate said nozzle and said reservoir, said selector being adjustable for selectively directing water alone or a mixture of water and juice to said nozzle, said reservoir being stationarily'mou'nted in said compartment and said nozzle being on said door and movable therewith relative to said reservoir, said conduit comprising a flexible rubber-like section between saiddoor and said cabinet, and an electric switch on said said cabinet including a refrigerant evaporator in one of said portions of said flue for chilling and causing circulation of air Within said compartment through said flue, a water storing and dispensing device associated with said cabinet, said device including areservoir mounted in the other portion of said flue and a nozzle carried on the inner face of said door for discharging Water cooled in said reservoir therefrom, a conduit connecting'said reservoir to said nozzle, said conduit comprising a flexible section between said door and said cabinet movable by the door when it is swung open to afford access to said nozzle, said reservoir having a connection to a source of water supply under pressure, a valve interposed in said connection between said reservoir and the source of pressure water supply, means for actuating said valve to admit water to said Water storing and dispensing device, and said valve isolating said flexible section of said conduit from pres sures developed in said source of Water supply.

6. In combination, a cabinet having a compartment therein provided with an opening and a movable door normally closing said opening, means for refrigerating the interior of said compartment to a low temperature, a liquid storage and dispensing device associated with said cabinet, said device including a water storing means exposed to the low temperature within said compartment, said storing means being connected to' a source of water supply for chilling water received therein from said supply thereof, said device also including a source of sup ply of juice associated with said cabinet in exposed relation to the low temperature within said compartment, a nozzle normally confined Withinsaid compartment for discharging liquid from said device, a conduit for conveying water from said Water storing means to said noz zle, control means interposed in the connection between said Water storing means and said source of water supply for controlling the flow of water to said device, a single manually adjustable valve interposed in said conduit intermediate said water storing means and said nozzle, means for actuating said water flow control means, means for shifting said single-valve from one position to another position whereby to selectively direct water alone or a mixture of Water and juice to said nozzle, and said last named means and said nozzle being accessible only upon opening said cabinet door.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification62/339, 62/407, 222/146.6, 62/377, 312/321.5, 62/391, 222/146.1, 62/444
International ClassificationF25D23/12
Cooperative ClassificationF25D23/126
European ClassificationF25D23/12B