07651368 is referenced by 40 patents and cites 209 patents.

A modular system comprises an appliance and an adapter configured to simultaneously couple two consumer electronic devices to the appliance and to supply at least one service between the appliance and the consumer electronic devices. The appliance can comprise a refrigeration appliance and the adapter can couple the consumer electronic devices to a door of the refrigeration appliance. The service can comprise mechanical, power, or data communication.

Title
Appliance with an adapter to simultaneously couple multiple consumer electronic devices
Application Number
11/619836
Publication Number
7651368 (B2)
Application Date
January 4, 2007
Publication Date
January 26, 2010
Inventor
Ameresh Viswanathan
St. Joseph
MI, US
James W Kendall
Stevensville
MI, US
Agent
McGarry Bair PC
Robert A Bacon
Assignee
Whirpool Corporation
MI, US
IPC
H01R 13/66
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