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1. (WO2018057030) VACUUM GENERATING SYSTEM FOR AN APPLIANCE INCORPORATING A VACUUM INSULATED STRUCTURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/057030    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/053711
Publication Date: Fri Mar 30 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Sep 27 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: F16L 59/065
F25D 23/06
Applicants: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
Inventors: GOMES, Alberto R.
HUNTER, Lynne F.
NAIK, Abhay
WESTLAKE, Lorraine J.
Title: VACUUM GENERATING SYSTEM FOR AN APPLIANCE INCORPORATING A VACUUM INSULATED STRUCTURE
Abstract:
An appliance includes an outer wrapper and an inner liner placed within the outer wrapper and spaced apart from the outer wrapper to define an insulating space. A trim breaker extends between the inner liner and the outer wrapper to define a structural cabinet. The trim breaker defines a front face of the cabinet. The trim breaker defines a gas conduit disposed within a wall of the structural cabinet proximate the insulating space. The gas conduit is adapted to define selective communication between the insulating space and an exterior of the structural cabinet. An insulating material is disposed within the insulating space, wherein the gas conduit is substantially free of the insulating material.