US 11,653,627 B2
Liquid dispenser for animals
Hyunsun Yoo, Seoul (KR); Jaehung Chun, Seoul (KR); Yousook Eun, Seoul (KR); Joogyeom Kim, Seoul (KR); Sungkyung Kim, Seoul (KR); and Myongsun Kim, Seoul (KR)
Assigned to LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)
Filed by LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)
Filed on Sep. 14, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/571,089.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/733,393, filed on Sep. 19, 2018.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2018-0131037 (KR), filed on Oct. 30, 2018; and application No. 10-2019-0059785 (KR), filed on May 22, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2020/0084999 A1, Mar. 19, 2020
Int. Cl. H02J 50/90 (2016.01); A01K 7/02 (2006.01); H02J 50/10 (2016.01); B01D 29/56 (2006.01); B67D 3/00 (2006.01); C02F 1/00 (2023.01); C02F 1/32 (2023.01); H02J 50/00 (2016.01); H02J 7/00 (2006.01)
CPC A01K 7/02 (2013.01) [B01D 29/56 (2013.01); B67D 3/0003 (2013.01); C02F 1/003 (2013.01); C02F 1/32 (2013.01); H02J 7/0044 (2013.01); H02J 50/005 (2020.01); H02J 50/10 (2016.02); H02J 50/90 (2016.02)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A liquid dispenser, comprising:
a tank including a bottom and a wall surrounding the bottom;
an inner assembly having a pump and configured to be coupled to the tank;
a docking station configured receive external power, the docking station being detachable from the tank;
a wireless power transmitter provided in the bottom of the tank and configured to receive power from the docking station when the docking station is attached to the tank, the wireless power transmitter being provided below the bottom of the tank and spaced apart from the docking station; and
a wireless power receiver provided in the inner assembly and configured to induce power in response to a magnetic flux generated from the wireless power transmitter and to supply power to the pump of the inner assembly,
wherein:
an upper surface of the docking station includes a terminal that that is received in a lower surface of the tank when the docking station is attached to the tank,
the upper surface of the docking station has a smaller area than that of the lower surface of the tank, and
the bottom of the tank includes a first region that contacts the clocking station when the docking station attached to the tank, and at least one ventilation hole that positioned in a second region of the lower surface of the tank that does not contact the docking station when the docking station is attached to the tank.