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1. WO2007142446 - REFRIGERATOR

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Claims
[ 1 ] A refrigerator, comprising :
a body provided with storage compartments inside the body;
a body door selectively opening/closing the storage compartments;
a home-bar door provided in the body door and selectively opening/closing the
storage compartments; and
a dispenser provided in the home-bar door, for taking out water or ice to the
outside.
[2] The refrigerator according to claim 1, wherein a depressed part is formed in the home -bar door so that a front of the home -bar door is depressed into the inside, and an outlet for dispensing ice or water is provided in the depressed part.
[3] The refrigerator according to claim 1, wherein the body door includes a water
storage unit in which water is stored and a connecting pipe connecting the water storage unit and the dispenser.
[4] The refrigerator according to claim 3, wherein the home-bar door can rotate by a hinge axis of the body door, and the connecting pipe perforates into the hinge
axis.
[5] The refrigerator according to claim 1, further comprising:
a connecting pipe supplying the water fed from a water source to the dispenser, wherein the connecting pipe perforates into the side of the home -bar door.
[6] The refrigerator according to claim 1, further comprising:
a connecting pipe supplying the water fed from a water source to the dispenser as it is connected to the dispenser;
a valve controlling the amount of the water flowing through the connecting pipe; and
a sensing unit sensing whether or not the home-bar door has been opened and
closed, wherein the valve is opened only when the sensing unit senses that the
home -bar door is close.
[7] A refrigerator, comprising:
a body provided with a freezing chamber and a refrigerating chamber;
a freezing/refrigerating chamber door selectively opening/closing the freezing
chamber and the refrigerating chamber, respectively;
a home-bar door provided in the refrigerating chamber door and selectively
opening/closing the refrigerating chamber;
a dispenser provided in the refrigerating chamber door and dispensing water or ice to the outside;
a water source supplying water to the dispenser; and a connecting pipe connecting the water source and the dispenser.
[8] The refrigerator according to claim 7, wherein the dispenser is formed in the
home-bar door.
[9] The refrigerator according to claim 8, wherein the water source is a water storage unit provided in the refrigerating chamber door.
[10] The refrigerator according to claim 8, wherein the connecting pipe perforates
into the hinge axis of the home-bar door.
[11] The refrigerator according to claim 8, further comprising:
a valve controlling the amount of the water of the connecting pipe;
a sensing unit sensing whether or not the home-bar door has been opened and
closed; and
a control unit controlling the operation of the valve in accordance with the
opening and closing of the home-bar door.
[12] The refrigerator according to claim 11, wherein the control unit controls to close the valve when the home-bar door is open, and the control unit controls to open the valve when the home-bar door is close.