US 9,809,921 B2
Detergent dispenser for washing machine
Mingyu Jo, Seoul (KR); and Dongwon Kim, Seoul (KR)
Assigned to LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)
Filed by LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)
Filed on Jun. 7, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/616,771.
Application 15/616,771 is a continuation of application No. 14/555,891, filed on Nov. 28, 2014.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2013-0146013 (KR), filed on Nov. 28, 2013; and application No. 10-2013-0146014 (KR), filed on Nov. 28, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2017/0268153 A1, Sep. 21, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. D06F 39/02 (2006.01); D06F 25/00 (2006.01); D06F 39/12 (2006.01)
CPC D06F 39/02 (2013.01) [D06F 25/00 (2013.01); D06F 39/12 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
22. A laundry apparatus comprising:
a cabinet comprising:
a front surface comprising a door;
a top surface comprising an upper rear portion and an upper front portion that forms a detergent dispenser cover and the upper front portion can open independently from the upper rear portion, the top surface having a boundary line dividing the upper rear portion from the upper front portion;
a left side cover and a right side cover that respectively form a left side surface and a right side surface of the cabinet; and
a rear cover that forms a rear surface of the cabinet;
a tub provided within the cabinet;
a drum rotatably provided within the tub;
a detergent dispenser provided below the detergent dispenser cover and in communication with the tub, the detergent dispenser comprising:
a lid comprising a first portion having a first detergent input hole disposed at a first side of the lid adjacent to the left side cover and a second portion having a subsidiary detergent input hole disposed at a second side of the lid adjacent to the right side cover;
a flow path unit provided below the lid, the flow path unit comprising a first flow path in communication with the first portion and a subsidiary flow path separated from the first flow path and in communication with the subsidiary portion; and
a collector unit comprising a first collector in communication with the first flow path, and a subsidiary collector in communication with the subsidiary flow path; and
a first water supply line to supply water to the first flow path and a second water supply line to supply water to the subsidiary flow path,
wherein the first collector supplies the water supplied by the first water supply line to the tub, and the subsidiary collector supplies the water supplied by the second water supply line to the tub, and
wherein the flow path unit and the collector unit are integrally formed.