US 11,054,143 B2
Cooking appliance
Euisu Jung, Seoul (KR); Hwichang Son, Seoul (KR); and Moonho Choi, Seoul (KR)
Assigned to LG Electronics Inc., Seoul (KR)
Filed by LG Electronics Inc., Seoul (KR)
Filed on Nov. 5, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/180,484.
Application 16/180,484 is a division of application No. 14/867,887, filed on Sep. 28, 2015, granted, now 10,443,857.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2014-0129598 (KR), filed on Sep. 26, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2019/0072281 A1, Mar. 7, 2019
Int. Cl. F24C 15/02 (2006.01); A21B 3/02 (2006.01)
CPC F24C 15/024 (2013.01) [A21B 3/02 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A cooking appliance comprising:
a drawer defining an accommodation space and configured to be withdrawn or inserted;
a first rail provided at both sides of the drawer;
a link component provided at a first side of the first rail and configured to move along with the first rail;
a frame configured to accommodate the drawer;
second rails provided at both sides of the frame and configured to slidably accommodate the first rail;
a sliding control assembly provided at the second rails and selectively connected to the link component based on the drawer being withdrawn or inserted,
wherein the sliding control assembly includes:
a housing;
a hook configured to move along the housing and coupled to the link component; and
an elastic member configured to connect the hook and a first side of the housing and to be tensioned based on the hook moving forward to provide elastic force for automatic insertion of the drawer,
wherein the link component includes:
a recessed part recessed to receive a first side of the hook; and
connecting parts protruding at both sides of the recessed part,
wherein, based on the drawer being inserted, the sliding control assembly is connected to the link component such that the drawer is automatically inserted,
wherein, based on the drawer being withdrawn, the drawer is disconnected from the link component such that drawer is smoothly withdrawn.