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REFRIGERATION DEVICE WITH VARIABLE CAPACITY COMPRESSOR AND CYCLE PRIMING ACTION THROUGH CAPACITY CONTROL AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

United States Patent Application

20160153707
A1
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A refrigerator appliance (and associated method) that includes a condenser, evaporator and a multi-capacity compressor. The appliance also includes a pressure reducing device arranged within an evaporator-condenser refrigerant circuit, and a valve system for directing or restricting refrigerant flow through the device. The appliance further includes a controller for operating the compressor upon the initiation of a compressor ON-cycle at a priming capacity above a nominal capacity for a predetermined or calculated duration.
Gomes, Alberto Regio (Saint Joseph, MI), Litch, Andrew D. (Saint Joseph, MI), Wu, Guolian (Saint Joseph, MI)
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION (BENTON HARBOR MI)
15/ 017,158
February 5, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] 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.