The vegetable compartment in the refrigerator (options)

 

The invention is intended for use in refrigeration, namely in refrigerators. In the storage of chilled products installed partition for education in the Luggage compartments for storage of vegetables. It posted a container for vegetables. On top of the container is a cover. On its lower surface has a device for collecting water. Moisture condensed on the bottom surface of the cover, is collected and held in the device by means of surface tension. The invention provides for maintaining in the storage area corresponding humidity and preventing the products drops of moisture. 2 C. and 14 C.p. f-crystals, 10 ill.

The present invention relates to a refrigerator and, more particularly, to a vegetable compartment in a refrigerator for storage of vegetables separately from other products in the storage of chilled products in the refrigerator.

Prerequisites relating to prior art Usually separate from the common camera store food in the refrigerator has a vegetable compartment in the lower part of the chamber for storage of refrigerated products. As shown in Fig.1, the vegetable compartment provided with a partition 6 for treatment is as for storage. The container 4 having an open top covered by a partition 6, closely adjacent to the side walls 2A and 2b of the chamber 2 storage of chilled products, and is opened or closed by the pull-out or sadhane container 4, so that when the raised container 4 open top of the container 4 is drawn out, whereby the vegetables can be placed for storage or to take out.

Usually the inner part of the container 4 can be cooled directly or indirectly. However, even if the interior of the container 4 is cooled, the temperature inside the container 4 is slightly higher than the temperature in the chamber 2 storage of chilled products. Indeed, taking into account the storage parameters of the vegetables, the temperature inside the container 4 is set so as to maintain this temperature is slightly higher than the temperature in the chamber 2 storage of chilled products, resulting in a difference between the temperature inside the container 4 and the temperature in the chamber 2 storage of chilled products. In particular, while the upper surface of the partition 6 has a lower temperature, since this upper surface facing to the camera 2 storage of chilled products, the lower surface of the partition 6 has otnositel dew formation, the moisture inside the container 4 with a relatively higher temperature condenses on the lower surface of the partition 6. As cooling continues, the moisture condensed on the lower surface of the partition 6, turns into water droplets, up until a drop of water does not drain into the container 4, as the weight of water droplets is greater than the surface tension of water droplets. In Fig. 2 schematically shows a drop of water droplets formed on the lower surface of the partition 6. In the end, the water droplets accelerate the decomposition of vegetables, resulting in earlier deterioration of the freshness of the stored vegetables.

Meanwhile, the moisture in the air in the chamber 2 storage of chilled products is deposited on the surface of the evaporator to turn into frost, because the surface temperature of the evaporator is very low when the refrigerator. As this process continues, in fact, the camera 2 storage of chilled products, and more specifically, the inner part of the container 4, dries, which significantly affects the freshness of the stored vegetables.

There have been many attempts to solve this problem, which will be described briefly. To prevent falling of drops of water is described in S is for keep the water flowed out of the container. However, this patent has the disadvantage, which is that this system is complicated and occupies a large space, because you want the separator to collect drops of water flowing down along the inclined walls and out of the refrigerator.

Moreover, in this patent actually turned out to be impossible to sustain in the container corresponding to the humidity. And in the publication of the Korean utility model application N10-1997-14694 or in the publication of the patent Korean N10-1997-28396 describes the filter moisture to the mixture containing the activated carbon, which has a high adsorption capacity, tightly fitted inside the container for adsorption of moisture evaporated vegetables in order to maintain humidity, and gaseous ethylene, resulting from the oxidation, when the air enters inside. The publication of the Korean utility model applications N10-1997-63487 described the lattice of grooves formed in the bottom surface of the septum of the container, each of which forms a cavity that is open to the inside of the container, having a form resembling a mesh, and filter moisture, driven after her for absorption of moisture evaporating from vegetables, and to output absorene chilled products when there is an excess of absorbed moisture, to maintain a constant humidity inside the container.

However, from this description it is seen that significant dew formation cannot be prevented, even if the filter moisture to the mixture containing the activated carbon, tightly fitted to the corresponding locations on the bottom surface of the partition, because the formation of condensation on the lower surface of the partition defined by the temperature difference between its upper surface and lower surface. And periodically replace the filter moisture creates discomfort and increases the cost.

SUMMARY of the INVENTION the present invention is the creation of offices for vegetables in the refrigerator that substantially eliminates one or more problems related to limitations and disadvantages of the prior art.

The aim of the present invention is to provide compartments for vegetables in the fridge, which can be prevented from falling drops of water formed as a result of temperature differences between the vegetable compartment and a cooling chamber products, down on the vegetables, which are stored in the Department.

Another objective of the present invention is to provide odeliabollifers distinctive features and advantages of the invention set forth in the description, which are listed below and, in particular, will be obvious from the description or may be learned by application of the invention. The objectives and other advantages of the invention that are implemented and achieved through the design, partially indicated in the description and claims, and accompanying drawings.

In order to obtain these and other advantages in accordance with the present invention, as shown in the design and broadly described, the vegetable compartment in the refrigerator includes a partition wall to form a space for storing vegetables in the chamber for storage of chilled products, the container is placed in the space for the storage of vegetables, and cover located on top of the container with a device for collecting water on the bottom surface, is designed so that the moisture condensed on the bottom surface, is collected and retained in the device to collect water by surface tension.

Device for water collection includes many crossing each other, ribs, each of which has a predetermined width and a predetermined height in a downward direction, and a lot of cavities for collecting water * a substantial increase in surface area of the device to collect water.

Preferably the auxiliary device for collection of water is a hollow hemispherical shape formed at the ends of the ribs at the junction of the ribs.

Preferably the auxiliary device for collection of water includes an additional rib in the cavity to collect water and an additional cavity for collecting the water formed an additional edge to receive the edge of a lesser height than the height of the ribs in the shape of a cross or in the form of a circle.

Preferably the auxiliary device for collection of water includes a depression formed at the ends of the ribs, extra ribs formed in the cavity to collect water, and an additional cavity for collecting the water formed an extra edge.

Device for water collection includes many metal crossing each other, strips, each of which has a predetermined width and a predetermined thickness, and a lot of cavities to collect water formed by the strips, and preferably cover only includes a device for collecting water.

In another aspect of the present invention in the refrigerator provided by the vegetable compartment containing the partition to form a space for storing vegetables in the storage of kleijne the surface of the septum, designed so that the moisture condensed on the bottom surface, is collected and retained in the device to collect water by surface tension.

Various forms of devices for collecting water can be applied regardless of the design and purpose and give the same result.

Thus, thanks to the present invention can realize a stable retention of the water drops and to maintain the humidity inside the container at a suitable level.

You must understand that as the preceding General description and the subsequent detailed description are examples and explanatory and are intended for further clarification of claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION of DRAWINGS the Accompanying drawings, which are included for further understanding of the invention, combined with the technical description and be part of it, represent the structural design of the invention and together with the description serve to explain the principles of the invention.

The drawings depict the following: Fig. 1 depicts a perspective view of the known from the prior art Department for vegetables; Fig.2 is a lateral incision famous Department for vegetables; Fig. 3 is a bottom view of the cover for the population for vegetables in accordance with the first embodiment of the present invention, having one embodiment of a device for collecting water, attached thereto; Fig. 5A-5D depict the process of growth of water droplets in the device to collect water in Fig.4; Fig.6 is a perspective view of a modification of the device for collecting water;
Fig. 7 and 8 depict perspective views of another modification of the device for collecting water;
Fig. 9A and 9B are the views from above of another embodiment of the apparatus for collecting water; and
Fig. 10 depicts a slit up the side compartments for vegetables in accordance with the second preferred embodiment of the present invention.

A DETAILED DESCRIPTION of the PREFERRED versions of the INVENTION
Let us consider in more detail the preferred embodiment variants of the present invention, examples of which are depicted on the attached drawings. When describing the present invention, identical parts will be given the same names and numbers of balloons, and repetitive descriptions of the parts will be omitted.

In Fig.3 shows a bottom view of the cover for vegetables in accordance with the first preferred embodiment of the present invention, and Fig. 4 shows a lateral incision cover vegetables in accordance with the first embodiment of this izaberete the La vegetables in accordance with the first embodiment of the present invention includes a cover 200, having a device for collecting water on the bottom surface, tight over an ordinary container, along with the usual partition and the container. Device for water collection includes many overlapping edges 210, each of which has a width and height downward from the lower surface of the cover 200, which have a lot of cavities 220 for collecting the water formed by the ribs 210. When they cross the ribs 210, formed in the cavity 220 for collecting water, each of which has an upper portion, a closed lid, sides, closed intersecting edges, and open only the lower part. The shape of the cavity 220 for collecting water may vary depending on the types of crossing edges 210, that is, from the placement of the ribs 210, and form a cavity for collecting water according to the present invention including the first embodiment, has a square base. Moreover, the device for collecting water can be formed by intersecting ribs 210, but also many round or polygonal edges fixed forms under the cover 200 and many cavities to collect water formed by the ribs.

Features compartments for vegetables in accordance with the first preferred embodiment of the present the image links in Fig.5A-5B.

Since the formation of water droplets on the lid 200 caused by the temperature difference between the container 100 and the camera 2 storage of chilled products is similar to that already described, the description of the process can be omitted. Water droplets formed on the bottom surface of the cover 200 in the formation of dew, are contained in the cavities 220 to collect water formed at the intersection of the ribs 210. In Fig.5A shows the initial state of the drops of water W contained in the cavity 210 to collect water when they are small water droplets formed on the bottom surface and side walls of the ribs 210 and, as shown in Fig.5B, since the dew formation continues adjacent water droplets coalesce into larger drops of water. And, as shown in Fig.5C, as a drop of water W continues to increase, a drop of water forms a bridge to form a drop of water W, which fills the cavity 220 to collect water in the end completely. A large drop of water W in the cavity 220 for collecting water falls into the container 100, because the surface area is composed of the bottom surface and the side surface of the ribs 220, to which a drop of water is in contact, is great. It has a large surface area both of which, is that a drop of water W in the cavity 220 to collect water drops. And, as described, if the vegetable compartment, and more specifically, the inner portion of the container 100 is dry, a drop of water W in the cavity 220 to collect water evaporates to maintain the inside of the container 100 corresponding to the humidity. In the vegetable compartment in accordance with the first preferred embodiment of the present invention prevents the decomposition of vegetables by keeping water droplets in the cavity 220 to collect water when the humidity inside the container 100 is high, and in the inner part of the container is supported humidity when water droplets in the cavity 220 to collect water evaporate when inside the container dry, thereby giving the ability to store fresh vegetables in a long time.

A device for collecting water from the ribs may have an additional device to collect water for effective conservation of water droplets. And in Fig.6 shows a perspective view of a modification of the device for collecting water having an additional device to collect water.

Please refer to Fig.6, in which an additional device for water collection includes many depressions 230 at the ends of the ribs 210. That is, in the modification of hostparasite ribs 210, as an additional device to collect water to increase surface area in the lower part of the ribs 210. Accordingly, the water droplets formed not only in cavities 220 to collect water, but also in the lower surface of the fins 210 may be retained in the cavity 230.

The cavity 230 may be formed greater than the intersection of the ribs 220 to allow connection of adjacent cavities 220 to collect water, and drops of water can move between adjacent cavities to collect water through the cavity 230 that allows the same storage drops of water in all the cavities 220 to collect water, as a large drop of water, which increased in the same cavity 220 for collecting water can move in the other cavity 220 for collecting water, in which there are no water droplets or formed of very fine water droplets. With regard to the education of the cavity 230 in the ribs 210, the trench 230 may be formed not only in the intersection of the ribs 210, but in the part in which the ribs 210 do not intersect, and the function remains the same. Although the trench 230 may have a different shape, a hemispherical shape is preferred for the actual increase in surface area and stable retention of water droplets.

In Fig. 7 and 8 for collecting water having an additional device to collect water.

Another modification of additional devices for water collection includes additional edge 211 or 212 formed in the cavity 220 to collect water, and an additional cavity 221 or 222 to collect water formed additional edge 211 or 212. Additional rib 211 or 212 has a height smaller than the height of the ribs 210, because, if the height of the additional ribs 211 or 212 is greater than the height of the ribs 210, or its equivalent, the device for collecting water can be reduced relative to the volume of the additional ribs 211 or 212. In the previously described additional device to collect water, as shown in Fig.7, an additional rib in the shape of a cross 211 formed in the cavity 220 to collect water to increase surface area for stable retention of water droplets formed in the cavity 220 to collect water and additional cavity 221 to collect water. That is a drop of water enters the same contact with the sides of the cavity to collect water, and surface area of the upper side of the water droplets is increased for a stable hold even more water drops. In addition to this, a drop of water formed in the additional cavity 221 to collect water before Onaga ribs 211, and stable retention of water droplets is also possible. And, as shown in Fig.8, the auxiliary device for collection of water may include all additional rib 212 and the additional cavity 222 to collect water in the cavity 220 to collect water. This additional round rib 212 may provide the same function and effect as the rib of Fig. 1, previously described. Additional edge may have a form different from the form of the cross, and may not be circular, and polygonal, with the same function and effect as described above. And, although not shown, it is preferable that the modification of Fig. 6-8 treat all devices to collect water, having ribs. That is, the cavity 230 in Fig.6 is formed at the intersection of the ribs 210 and the additional rib 211 or 212 and an additional cavity for collecting water 221 or 222 is formed in the cavity to collect water 220 in accordance with Fig. 7 or 8 to obtain the combined effect of retention drops of water formed under the lower surface of the ribs 210, and ensure stable growth of water droplets in the cavity to collect water.

At the same time, another form of device for collecting water can be provided on the cover 200, which will be described with reference to Fig.3 and 9A and 9B.

Drida with predetermined width and thickness, and many cavities a to collect water formed by the strips. Each of the cavities to collect water between each intersection of the metal strips 210A has an upper part enclosed by a cover 200, and an open bottom. Accordingly, as shown in Fig.3, when viewed from the bottom of the cover 200, a device for collecting water has a shape generally similar to the shape of the device to collect water, having ribs. And like device to collect water, having ribs, the cavity a to collect water can have various forms depending on the form of crossing strips 210A, i.e. placing strips 210A. The cover can consist of a device for collecting water from metal strips. That is, a device for collecting water placed on top of container 100 instead of cover to protect the vegetables in the container 100. When the vegetable compartment, having a device for collecting water is cooled directly or indirectly, a device for collecting water cooled primarily as a device for collecting water is made of metal having high thermal conductivity, this leads to a concentration of dew in the device to collect water. Then the process of growth and retention of water droplets W are formed as shown in Fig.9A and 9B, the same behavior occurs, the train is similar to a device for collecting water having ribs.

In Fig.10 shows a lateral incision offices for vegetables in accordance with the second preferred embodiment of the present invention.

In the first design of the present invention described above, the vegetable compartment has a cover 200 that is connected via a hinge or the like with the upper part of the container 100 separately from the partition 6, which is inconvenient when you want to place the vegetables in the vegetable compartment or remove them from it, because the container 100 you need to pull before opening the cover 200. Therefore, as shown in Fig.10, the vegetable compartment in accordance with the second preferred embodiment of the present invention includes a partition wall 300 having a device for collecting water on its lower surface, and the container 100. Unlike education space for storing vegetables in the freezer 2 storage of chilled products instead of the cover 200 according to the first embodiment, the partition 300 is designed to protect the vegetables in the container 100. Thus, the partition 300 facilitates the construction of offices for vegetables and gives the opportunity to put the vegetables in the vegetable compartment. Although in Fig.10 shows the partition 300, having a device for collecting water from the it device to collect water according to the second embodiment has essentially the same definition and modification, the first variant in the sense of system and operation. From the description of the first versions you can find that in the second embodiment, compartments for vegetables it is possible to implement a stable retention of water droplets formed in the device to collect water on the baffle 300 and to maintain an appropriate humidity inside the container.

Specialists in this field of technology, it should be clear that various modifications and variations can be made in the vegetable compartment in the refrigerator according to the present invention without going beyond the ideas or scope of the claims of the invention. Thus, it is understood that the present invention covers all modifications and variations of this invention, given that they are included in the scope of claims of the points of the attached claims and their equivalents.


Claims

1. The vegetable compartment in the refrigerator containing the partition to form a space for storing vegetables in the storage of chilled products, the container is placed in the space for the storage of vegetables, and cover located on top of the container with a device for collecting water on the bottom surface, made I collect water by surface tension.

2. The vegetable compartment under item 1, characterized in that the device for water collection includes many crossing each other, ribs, each of which has a predetermined width and a predetermined height in a downward direction, and a lot of cavities to collect water formed by the ribs.

3. The vegetable compartment under item 1, characterized in that it further comprises an additional device to collect water for a substantial increase in surface area of a water collection device.

4. The vegetable compartment under item 3, characterized in that the auxiliary device for collection of water is a depression formed on the ends of the ribs.

5. The vegetable compartment under item 3, characterized in that the auxiliary device for collection of water is a depression formed at the intersection of the ribs.

6. The vegetable compartment under item 5, characterized in that the cavity is hemispherical.

7. The vegetable compartment under item 3, characterized in that the auxiliary device for collection of water includes an additional rib in the cavity to collect water and an additional cavity for collecting the water formed an extra edge.

8. The vegetable compartment under item 7, characterized in that the additional edge is about has the shape of a cross.

10. The vegetable compartment under item 8, characterized in that the additional edge is round.

11. The vegetable compartment under item 3, characterized in that the auxiliary device for collection of water includes a depression formed at the ends of the ribs, extra ribs formed in the cavity to collect water, and an additional cavity for collecting the water formed an extra edge.

12. The vegetable compartment under item 1, characterized in that the device for water collection includes many crossing each other, the metal strips, each of which has a predetermined width and a predetermined thickness, and a lot of cavities to collect water formed by the strips.

13. The vegetable compartment under item 12, characterized in that the cover contains only a device to collect water.

14. The vegetable compartment in the refrigerator containing the partition to form a space for storing vegetables in the storage of chilled products, the container is placed in the space for the storage of vegetables, and a device for collecting water on the bottom surface of the septum, is designed so that the moisture condensed on the bottom surface, is collected and retained in the device for collecting water by polychaet many crossing each other, ribs, each of which has a predetermined width and a predetermined height in a downward direction, and a lot of cavities to collect water formed by the ribs.

16. The vegetable compartment under item 14, characterized in that the device for water collection includes many crossing each other, the metal strips, each of which has a predetermined width and a predetermined height in a downward direction, and a lot of cavities to collect water formed by the strips.

Priorities for items:

03.09.1999 on PP.1, 2, 14, and 15;

03.04.2000 on PP.3-13;

01.09.2000 on p. 16.

 

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