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1. (WO2009128624) REFRIGERATOR AND ICE MAKER THEREOF

Pub. No.:    WO/2009/128624    International Application No.:    PCT/KR2009/001861
Publication Date: Oct 22, 2009 International Filing Date: Apr 10, 2009
IPC: F25C 1/24
Applicants: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
KIM, Yong-Su
LEE, Dong-Hoon
JEONG, Kyung-Han
SUH, Kwang-Ha
Inventors: KIM, Yong-Su
LEE, Dong-Hoon
JEONG, Kyung-Han
SUH, Kwang-Ha
Title: REFRIGERATOR AND ICE MAKER THEREOF
Abstract:
An ice detecting apparatus for a refrigerator the apparatus includes an ice maker, an ice container to collect ice made by the ice maker, and an ice detecting sensor to detect an amount of ice stored in the ice container. The ice detecting sensor has a transmitter module provided on one side of the ice maker and a receiver module provided on another side of the ice maker. The transmitter module is separated by a prescribed distance from the receiver module. At least one of the transmitter module or receiver module includes at least one optical element and at least one heater, and the heater is made of an electroconductive heating material.