Refrigerator appliance with a clear icemaker

  • US 10,571,179 B2
  • Filed: 01/26/2017
  • Issued: 02/25/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/26/2017
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A refrigerator appliance, comprising:

  • a cabinet defining a chilled chamber for receipt of food items for storage; and

    an icemaker mounted to the cabinet, the icemaker comprisinga mold body defining an ice cavity, the ice cavity defined at least in part by a bottom wall positioned at a bottom portion of ice cavity and a back wall positioned at a rear portion of the ice cavity, the bottom wall having a first bottom wall segment and a second bottom wall segment, the first bottom wall segment positioned proximate the back wall, the first and second bottom wall segments positioned and oriented such that an upper surface of the first bottom wall segment defines a first angle with a front surface of the back wall and such that an upper surface of the second bottom wall segment defines a second angle with the front surface of the back wall, the first angle being less than the second angle; and

    a manifold positioned over the ice cavity of the mold body such that water from the manifold is flowable through the ice cavity and over the back wall of the mold body,wherein the first and second bottom wall segments are planar.

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