US 11,654,383 B2
Filter assembly for ice making appliance
Alan Joseph Mitchell, Louisville, KY (US); Stephanos Kyriacou, Louisville, KY (US); and Brent Alden Junge, Evansville, IN (US)
Assigned to Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc., Wilmington, DE (US)
Filed by Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc., Wilmington, DE (US)
Filed on Nov. 24, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/103,142.
Prior Publication US 2022/0161165 A1, May 26, 2022
Int. Cl. B01D 35/30 (2006.01); B01D 15/36 (2006.01); B01D 15/22 (2006.01); C02F 1/00 (2023.01); C02F 1/42 (2023.01); F25C 5/182 (2018.01)
CPC B01D 35/30 (2013.01) [B01D 15/22 (2013.01); B01D 15/362 (2013.01); B01D 15/363 (2013.01); C02F 1/003 (2013.01); C02F 1/42 (2013.01); F25C 5/182 (2013.01); B01D 2201/29 (2013.01); B01D 2201/342 (2013.01); B01D 2201/4061 (2013.01); C02F 2001/422 (2013.01); C02F 2001/425 (2013.01); C02F 2201/004 (2013.01); C02F 2201/006 (2013.01); C02F 2307/12 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A filter cartridge assembly for an ice making appliance, comprising:
a filter cartridge defines an internal chamber, the filter cartridge having a pair of generally parallel main walls separated by the internal chamber and connected by a first pair of end walls and a second pair of side walls;
a fluid inlet connected with the filter cartridge and providing for the flow of water into the internal chamber;
a fluid outlet connected with the filter cartridge and providing for the flow of water out of the internal chamber;
a plurality of partitions positioned within the internal chamber, extending between the parallel main walls to form multiple sub-chambers, each partition defining a blocked end and an open end, the partitions spaced apart along a direction between the end walls to form a first group where the blocked end is connected to one of the side walls and a second group where the blocked end is connected with the other side wall, and wherein the partitions define a non-linear pathway for the flow of water through the filter cartridge between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet; and
filter media positioned in the sub-chambers of the filter cartridge, the filter media configured to remove dissolved solids from water travelling through the filter cartridge.