US 9,809,917 B2
Apparatus for treating laundry
Sogkie Hong, Seoul (KR); Jongseok Kim, Seoul (KR); Sungmin Kim, Seoul (KR); Daeyun Park, Seoul (KR); and Sungryong Kim, Seoul (KR)
Assigned to LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)
Filed by Sogkie Hong, Seoul (KR); Jongseok Kim, Seoul (KR); Sungmin Kim, Seoul (KR); Daeyun Park, Seoul (KR); and Sungryong Kim, Seoul (KR)
Filed on Feb. 12, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/179,261.
Application 14/179,261 is a continuation of application No. 13/205,378, filed on Aug. 8, 2011, granted, now 9,096,965.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2010-0076597 (KR), filed on Aug. 9, 2010; application No. 10-2010-0076598 (KR), filed on Aug. 9, 2010; application No. 10-2010-0076599 (KR), filed on Aug. 9, 2010; application No. 10-2010-0111621 (KR), filed on Nov. 10, 2010; application No. 10-2010-0111622 (KR), filed on Nov. 10, 2010; application No. 10-2010-0111623 (KR), filed on Nov. 10, 2010; application No. 10-2010-0111624 (KR), filed on Nov. 10, 2010; application No. 10-2010-0119717 (KR), filed on Nov. 29, 2010; and application No. 10-2010-0119718 (KR), filed on Nov. 29, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2014/0202217 A1, Jul. 24, 2014
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. D06F 58/06 (2006.01); D06F 58/08 (2006.01); D06F 37/04 (2006.01); D06F 37/02 (2006.01); D06F 37/30 (2006.01)
CPC D06F 37/04 (2013.01) [D06F 37/02 (2013.01); D06F 37/30 (2013.01); D06F 58/06 (2013.01); D06F 58/08 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A laundry treating apparatus, comprising:
a cabinet;
a drum rotatably disposed in the cabinet to hold laundry, the drum having a cross-section including at least one first portion having a uniform curvature and at least one second portion having a non-uniform curvature;
a first circular guide coupled to the cabinet and supporting the at least one first portion of the drum; and
at least one rolling device rotatably provided in the cabinet to support the first circular guide,
wherein the first circular guide has a ring shape,
wherein a portion of an outer surface of the first circular guide contacts an inner surface of a front or a rear of the at least one first portion of the drum,
wherein a portion of an inner surface of the first circular guide contacts the at least one rolling device, and
wherein an inner surface of a front or rear of the at least one second portion of the drum does not contact the at least one circular guide.