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Natarajan Venkatakrishnan, Matthew William Davis, Krzysztof Struminski, Wayne Lawson: Ice producing apparatus and method. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, Douglas D Zhang, November 10, 2009: US07614244 (21 worldwide citation)

A refrigerator includes a first storage compartment defining a first interior volume. A first evaporator is disposed in a first evaporator compartment and is configured to provide cool air to the first interior volume. A second storage compartment defines a second interior volume, the second interio ...


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Hartmut Scholte Wassink: Wind turbine having a main power converter and an auxiliary power converter and a method for the control thereof. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operations, Douglas D Zhang, May 29, 2012: US08188610 (21 worldwide citation)

A wind turbine comprising a main generator, a main power converter connected to the main generator and adapted to convert the electrical output power of the main generator to an electrical power to be fed into the utility grid up to a first rated converter output power and an auxiliary power convert ...


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Christopher G Hoppe, Ziqiang Hu: Systems and methods for controlling operation of a washing machine. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, Douglas D Zhang, May 6, 2014: US08713976 (18 worldwide citation)

A control system is provided for a washing machine including a cabinet, a wash tub positioned within the cabinet and a wash basket rotatably mounted within the wash tub. The control system includes a plurality of supports including two diagonally arranged supports. The plurality of supports are conf ...


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Alexander Pinkus Rafalovich, Sanjay Manohar Anikhindi: Ice producing apparatus and method. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, Douglas D Zhang, November 3, 2009: US07610773 (18 worldwide citation)

An ice producing apparatus for a refrigerator includes a storage tank configured to store a cooling medium. A first heat exchanger is disposed downstream of the storage tank and is configured to have the cooling medium flow therethrough to be cooled. An ice mold includes at least one cavity that is ...


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Joao Augusto Mattar Neto, Danilo Augusto Calixto Besser: Secretion suctioning device and kit for intubated patients. Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Ronald Abramson, Douglas D Zhang, August 30, 2005: US06935339 (15 worldwide citation)

This invention is a secretion, a suction device, and kit for intubated or tracheostomized patients including a suction valve (1) having a body (2) with a chamber (3) where a selective obstruction device (4) is assembled. The device further includes a spherical valve (45) which selectively opens or c ...


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Jonathan Nash, Donald Breit: Shelf for an appliance. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, Douglas D Zhang, October 16, 2012: US08287062 (13 worldwide citation)

A spill proof shelf, a refrigerator using the same and a method for assembling a shelf are disclosed. The shelf has a frame, which has a peripheral frame portion for defining a central opening. The shelf further has a plate supported by the peripheral frame portion for providing a containment region ...


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Carlos A Herrera, Richard Devos, Brian Robert Campbell, Ronald Smith: Icemaker with reversible thermosiphon. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, Douglas D Zhang, December 3, 2013: US08596084 (13 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes a mold body with at least one cavity configured and dimensioned to receive water to be frozen into ice; a hollow sealed tube having an evaporator portion in thermal communication with the mold body and an offset condenser portion opposite the evaporator portion; a two-phase hea ...


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David G Beers, Nicholas Okruch Jr, Brent Alden Junge, Amelia Lear Hensley: Apparatus and method for refrigeration cycle capacity enhancement. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, Douglas D Zhang, December 10, 2013: US08601717 (12 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes a mechanical refrigeration cycle arrangement having a working fluid and an evaporator, a condenser of adjustable surface area, a compressor, and an expansion device, cooperatively interconnected and containing the working fluid. The apparatus also includes a drum to receive clo ...


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Anthony A Cooper: Dispensing apparatus and method for determining the location of a container. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, Douglas D Zhang, October 4, 2011: US08028728 (12 worldwide citation)

A dispensing apparatus for determining a location of a container into which at least one of a liquid and ice is dispensed from a refrigerator. A sensor is configured to sense a position of the container, without contacting the container, and to send a first signal indicating the sensed position. A m ...


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Brent Alden Junge: Dual evaporator refrigeration system using zeotropic refrigerant mixture. General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation, Douglas D Zhang, June 3, 2014: US08739567 (12 worldwide citation)

A dual evaporator refrigerator appliance includes a compressor, a condenser, a first evaporator, a second evaporator and a separating component coupled to the condenser and an input of the first evaporator and an input of the second evaporator and configured to separate a refrigerant stream received ...