Spill containing refrigerator shelf assembly

  • US 8,286,561 B2
  • Filed: 09/18/2009
  • Issued: 10/16/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/27/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A shelf assembly comprising:

  • a shelf panel having a generally flat top surface which is capable of supporting articles which may be placed on said shelf panel;

    a hydrophobic surface applied in a spill containment pattern on the said top surface;

    wherein the majority of the surface area of said top surface of the shelf panel is not hydrophobic, thereby providing one or more non-hydrophobic central portions bounded by said spill containment pattern of said hydrophobic surface.

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