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Title: Hydrophilic structures for condensation management in refrigerator appliances

Abstract

A refrigerator appliance that includes a freezer compartment having a freezer compartment door, and a refrigeration compartment having at least one refrigeration compartment door. The appliance further includes a mullion with an exterior surface. The mullion divides the compartments and the exterior surface directs condensation toward a transfer point. The appliance may also include a cabinet that houses the compartments and has two sides, each with an exterior surface. Further, at least one exterior surface directs condensation toward a transfer point.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1160275
Patent Number(s):
8,864,251
Application Number:
13/562,628
Assignee:
Whirlpool Corporation (Benton Harbor, MI) DOEEE
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0003910
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jul 31
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Kuehl, Steven John, Vonderhaar, John J, Wu, Guolian, and Wu, Mianxue. Hydrophilic structures for condensation management in refrigerator appliances. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Kuehl, Steven John, Vonderhaar, John J, Wu, Guolian, & Wu, Mianxue. Hydrophilic structures for condensation management in refrigerator appliances. United States.
Kuehl, Steven John, Vonderhaar, John J, Wu, Guolian, and Wu, Mianxue. Tue . "Hydrophilic structures for condensation management in refrigerator appliances". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1160275.
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abstractNote = {A refrigerator appliance that includes a freezer compartment having a freezer compartment door, and a refrigeration compartment having at least one refrigeration compartment door. The appliance further includes a mullion with an exterior surface. The mullion divides the compartments and the exterior surface directs condensation toward a transfer point. The appliance may also include a cabinet that houses the compartments and has two sides, each with an exterior surface. Further, at least one exterior surface directs condensation toward a transfer point.},
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year = {Tue Oct 21 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
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