US Patent No. 10,655,263


Patent No. 10,655,263
Issue Date May 19, 2020
Title Washing Machine
Inventorship Youngjun Kim, Seoul (KR)
Youngjong Kim, Seoul (KR)
Dongcheol Kim, Seoul (KR)
Assignee LG Electronics Inc., Seoul (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,655,263

1. A washing machine comprising:a tub for accommodating wash water therein;
a drum within the tub for accommodating laundry therein;
a pulsator rotatably placed on a bottom surface of the drum;
a pumping blade located between the bottom surface of the drum and the pulsator and moving the wash water inside the tub;
a drive module connected to the pulsator and the pumping blade and configured to rotate the pulsator and the pumping blade; and
a wash water spray unit located on an upper end portion of the drum and configured to spray the wash water moved by the pumping blade,
wherein the wash water spray unit comprises:
a spray unit housing coupled to a side surface of the drum, and
a filter nozzle part separably coupled to a front surface of the spray unit housing, and
wherein the filter nozzle part defines a nozzle hole that is elongated in a horizontal direction and that is configured to spray the wash water as water film having a horizontal width in the horizontal direction greater than a vertical thickness in a vertical direction.