|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||53/440 ; 53/469 ; 53/127 ; 53/572|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 53 인용 특허 : 0|
A measured amount of water is frozen in a tray and cubed. The cubes are dropped directly into a bag placed under a chute. The ice drops responsive to the defrosting of the tray which releases the cubes. When the defrosting cycle of the ice maker is complete the tray moves up which moves an attached chain up to unclog any ice jam in the chute. Then the freezing of the ice begins again, a bag-carrying platen moves away from the chute and the bag is heat sealed. The bag, full of ice, is then released and dropped into a cold storage bin below the bagging mec...
The method of preparing a bag of ice comprising: a. freezing water into ice in the tray, b. dumping the ice from the tray directly into a heat sealable bag, c. sealing the bag closed, d. dumping the ice through a chute, e. carrying a plurality of bags by a panel of each of the bags stacked on a movable platen, f. moving the platen with the bags to the chute, g. opening the bag and h. attaching another panel of the bag to the chute, then j. performing said dumping step, then k. moving the platen away from the chute, and m. performing said sealing step.