US 11,053,627 B2
Automatic detergent supply apparatus and washing machine having the same
Yong Kwon Kim, Suwon-si (KR); Kyung Mok Yoo, Gumi-si (KR); Seon Ju Lee, Seoul (KR); Chui Yong Cho, Seoul (KR); and Jong Su Jeon, Seongnam-si (KR)
Assigned to SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed by SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed on Apr. 14, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/848,431.
Application 16/848,431 is a continuation of application No. 15/369,018, filed on Dec. 5, 2016, granted, now 10,711,385.
Application 15/369,018 is a continuation of application No. 14/902,844, granted, now 10,815,604, previously published as PCT/KR2014/005765, filed on Jun. 27, 2014.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2013-0077669 (KR), filed on Jul. 3, 2013; application No. 10-2014-0015709 (KR), filed on Feb. 11, 2014; and application No. 10-2014-0079825 (KR), filed on Jun. 27, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2020/0256002 A1, Aug. 13, 2020
Int. Cl. D06F 39/02 (2006.01); D06F 37/04 (2006.01)
CPC D06F 39/022 (2013.01) [D06F 37/04 (2013.01); D06F 39/02 (2013.01)] 25 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A washing machine comprising:
a tub arranged within a body of the washing machine and adapted to store water;
a circulation pump to circulate water in and out of the tub;
a circulation path to connect the circulation pump and the tub to circulate the water by an operation of the circulation pump, the circulation path comprising
a first water path extending between the tub and an inlet of the circulation pump, and
a second water path extending between the tub and an outlet of the circulation pump;
a washing product supply apparatus comprising
a washing product container to store the washing product having a first accommodating portion adapted for storing a first washing product and a second accommodating portion adapted for storing a second washing product,
a washing product supply pump connected to the washing product container, and having a first outlet coupled to discharge the stored first washing product contained in the first accommodating portion, and a second outlet coupled to discharge the stored second washing product contained in the second accommodating portion,
a washing product supply path comprising a first washing product supply pipe connected to the first outlet and a second washing product supply pipe connected to the second outlet,
wherein the first washing product supply pipe and the second washing product supply pipe are connected to the first water path of the circulation path to supply the first washing product and the second washing product to the tub therethrough, respectively, so that when the washing product supply pump operates, at least one of the stored first washing product and the stored second washing product is discharged from the washing product container to the first water path via the first and second washing product supply pipes, respectively.