|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||62/68 ; 62/137 ; 62/344|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 23 인용 특허 : 2|
A control system for an icemaker and ice dispenser operates the icemaker to periodically harvest ice for introduction into a hopper of the ice dispenser whenever the hopper is less than full. During and in response to initiation of each harvest cycle, and independent of the level of ice in the hopper, the ice in the hopper is briefly agitated twice, once shortly after harvesting begins and again toward completion of the harvest cycle, such that the second agitation and the cycle end at about the same time. A thermostat senses the level of ice in the hopp...
A control system for an ice dispenser having a hopper for storage of a mass of particles of ice and an agitator for the ice, an icemaker for manufacturing and introducing ice into the hopper, and a sensor for sensing the level of ice in the hopper, said control system comprising means for operating the icemaker, when the sensed level of ice in the hopper is below a selected level, to periodically introduce ice for limited periods of time into the hopper to fill the hopper; and means, responsive to said icemaker operating means initiating introduction of ...