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Title: Hydrophilic structures for condensation management in appliances

Abstract

An appliance that includes a cabinet having an exterior surface; a refrigeration compartment located within the cabinet; and a hydrophilic structure disposed on the exterior surface. The hydrophilic structure is configured to spread condensation. The appliance further includes a wicking structure located in proximity to the hydrophilic structure, and the wicking structure is configured to receive the condensation.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1237085
Patent Number(s):
9,250,007
Application Number:
14/493,399
Assignee:
Whirlpool Corporation DOEEE
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0003910
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Sep 23
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS

Citation Formats

Kuehl, Steven John, Vonderhaar, John J., Wu, Guolian, and Wu, Mianxue. Hydrophilic structures for condensation management in appliances. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Kuehl, Steven John, Vonderhaar, John J., Wu, Guolian, & Wu, Mianxue. Hydrophilic structures for condensation management in appliances. United States.
Kuehl, Steven John, Vonderhaar, John J., Wu, Guolian, and Wu, Mianxue. Tue . "Hydrophilic structures for condensation management in appliances". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1237085.
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abstractNote = {An appliance that includes a cabinet having an exterior surface; a refrigeration compartment located within the cabinet; and a hydrophilic structure disposed on the exterior surface. The hydrophilic structure is configured to spread condensation. The appliance further includes a wicking structure located in proximity to the hydrophilic structure, and the wicking structure is configured to receive the condensation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
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