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CABINET GASKET FOR REFRIGERATOR

United States Patent Application

20130293081
A1
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A cabinet gasket is disposed between the cabinet wrapper and cabinet liner in a refrigerator. The cabinet gasket helps reduce thermal conductivity between the cabinet wrapper/mullion and the cabinet liner and refrigerator compartments. The cabinet gasket includes a relatively rigid portion disposed between the wrapper/mullion and the cabinet liner. The cabinet gasket also includes a relatively flexible portion that covers the portion of the wrapper/mullion exposed to the interior of the refrigerator compartments.
ALLARD, PAUL B. (Stevensville, MI)
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION (BENTON HARBOR MI)
13/ 462,870
May 3, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with government support under Award No. DE-EE0003910, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.