|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||62/036.4 ; 62/135 ; 62/389 ; 62/356 ; 62/397|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 21 인용 특허 : 51|
A thermoelectric water chiller system for cooling fluids, and including a cold sink which defines quiescent areas where convection currents are minimized to facilitate ice formation around the cold sink is provided. The cold sink cooperates with water held in a sealed tank. A cover member which covers the cold sink can be employed which would cooperate with the tank to form a fluid-tight seal therewith. Components needing periodic cleaning are preferably removable from the system, but the tank could be permanently installed. A fan-cooled thermoelectric m...
[ What is claimed is:] [11.] A fluid chiller system comprising:a housing;a tank for holding a fluid, said tank being supported on and extending within said housing;a dispensing valve assembly extending from said tank outwardly through said housing; andan ice block forming assembly, sealed to said tank, freezing a portion of the fluid within said tank and forming an ice block thereon, said ice block forming assembly comprising:a cold sink including convection current reducing structure defining an internal quiescent region wherein convection currents are ...