ApplicationNo. 465731 filed on 06/06/1995
US Classes:62/3.6, Interior of enclosure cooled; e.g., refrigerator62/441Plural cooled compartments
ExaminersPrimary: Tapolcai, William E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassF25B 021/02
AbstractAn enclosed structure is provided for use with a refrigerator having a door assembly. The enclosed structure preferably contains superinsulation materials and a plurality of matching drawers. The enclosed structure preferably includes corner joints which minimize thermal energy transfer between adjacent superinsulation panels. The refrigerator may include a cooling system having a thermoelectric device for maintaining the temperature within the refrigerator at selected values. If desired, a fluid cooling system and an active gasket may also be provided between the door assembly and the enclosed structure. The fluid cooling system preferably includes a second thermoelectric device to maintain the temperature of fluid flowing through the active gasket at a selected value. The drawers associated with the refrigerator may be used for gathering, processing, shipping and storing food or other perishable items.