Refrigerator and control method thereof

Refrigerator and control method thereof

  • CN 105,650,998 B
  • Filed: 04/22/2014
  • Issued: 08/25/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/23/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A refrigerator, comprising:

  • a cabinet in which a storage compartment configured with an access opening formed in a front surface thereof is disposed, and which is formed of an upper wall, a lower wall, two side walls, and a rear wall made of a heat insulating material;

    at least one door closely contacting the front surface of the storage compartment to open and close the storage compartment; and

    a camera apparatus installed on the upper wall of the storage chamber to capture an image of an interior of the storage chamber, the camera apparatus including;

    a camera module part configured to accommodate a camera lens and electric elements required to drive the camera, and provided with a transparent window spaced apart from the camera lens by a certain distance;

    a camera housing portion configured to seat and fix the camera module portion at a position in the camera housing portion;

    a heater in direct surface contact with the transparent window and arranged to heat the transparent window;

    a power source arranged to continuously provide power to the heater such that a middle portion of the transparent window is maintained at a temperature of 12-17 ℃

    ,wherein the power supply is arranged to provide constant power to the heater such that the heater has no on/off cycle, and wherein the power supply is arranged to provide constant power to the heater during application of power to the refrigerator.

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