Patent Number: 7,762,097

Title: Refrigerator having an ice maker and ice dispenser

Abstract: An ice maker for a refrigerator includes a first shaft rotatably fastened to an inside of an ice bank, a second shaft fastened to an end of the first shaft and rotated by a driving motor, and a plurality of blades formed along a longitudinal direction of the second shaft. The blades are spaced apart a predetermined distance along the second shaft and have a spiral surface which acts to push ice as the second shaft rotates. The first shaft may be formed of a material such as steel, which has good torsional elasticity. The second shaft and the blades may be formed as one molded piece.

Inventors: Jeong; Kyung Han (Seoul, KR), Jeong; In Chul (Seoul, KR), Lee; Myung Ryul (Seongnam-si, KR)

Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.

International Classification: F25C 1/22 (20060101); A23G 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018