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Patent Application - VACUUM INSULATOR FOR A REFRIGERATOR APPLIANCE > Summary

US Patent Application

Patent Application No. US 20120060543

Published on Mar 15, 2012

Application No. 12/963986

Filed on Dec 9, 2010

Priority Date -

Inventor/Applicants

4

Hanley, Kenneth Joseph - Louisville, KY US (5)

Severance, Martin Christopher - Louisville, KY US (7)

Srinivasan, Karthick - Hyderabad, IN (2)

Gardner, John Alexander - Louisville, KY US (2)

Abstract

A vacuum insulator for portions of the refrigeration cycle of a refrigerator appliance is provided. The vacuum insulator can be applied to the suction line leading to the refrigerant compressor, the capillary tube leading to the evaporator inlet, and/or the capillary tube—suction line heat exchanger. An outer insulating layer is used to create a vacuum that serves to insulate the intended portion of the refrigeration cycle.

Classification

International: 2

F25D 11/00

F25B 1/00;

National: 2

62/440

62/498;