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Title: Refrigerator with variable capacity compressor and cycle priming action through capacity control and associated methods

Abstract

A refrigerator appliance (and associated method) that includes a condenser, evaporator and a multi-capacity compressor. The appliance also includes a pressure reducing device arranged within an evaporator-condenser refrigerant circuit, and a valve system for directing or restricting refrigerant flow through the device. The appliance further includes a controller for operating the compressor upon the initiation of a compressor ON-cycle at a priming capacity above a nominal capacity for a predetermined or calculated duration.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1243050
Patent Number(s):
9,285,161
Application Number:
13/400,876
Assignee:
Whirlpool Corporation (Benton Harbor, MI)
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0003910
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Feb 21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Gomes, Alberto Regio, Litch, Andrew D., and Wu, Guolian. Refrigerator with variable capacity compressor and cycle priming action through capacity control and associated methods. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Gomes, Alberto Regio, Litch, Andrew D., & Wu, Guolian. Refrigerator with variable capacity compressor and cycle priming action through capacity control and associated methods. United States.
Gomes, Alberto Regio, Litch, Andrew D., and Wu, Guolian. Tue . "Refrigerator with variable capacity compressor and cycle priming action through capacity control and associated methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1243050.
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abstractNote = {A refrigerator appliance (and associated method) that includes a condenser, evaporator and a multi-capacity compressor. The appliance also includes a pressure reducing device arranged within an evaporator-condenser refrigerant circuit, and a valve system for directing or restricting refrigerant flow through the device. The appliance further includes a controller for operating the compressor upon the initiation of a compressor ON-cycle at a priming capacity above a nominal capacity for a predetermined or calculated duration.},
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year = {2016},
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