|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||62/344 ; 141/331 ; 141/332 ; 141/340 ; 141/338 ; 141/383 ; 220/212|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 4 인용 특허 : 5|
The present invention concerns a combination ice chute and ice bin covering door for directing ice into the ice storage area of an ice or beverage dispenser. The ice chute cover is pivotally secured to a top surface of the beverage dispenser so that it can move from a closed position to an ice directing/loading position. In the closed position the ice chute cover serves to cover an opening to the ice storage area of the dispenser. A handle on the chute cover can be grasped to manually swing it between both positions. In the ice loading position a portion...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A mechanism for directing ice into an ice retaining area of an ice dispenser, comprising:a chute cover pivotally secured to a top surface of the dispenser, the chute cover moveable between a closed position and an open ice loading position, wherein in the closed position the chute cover encloses an opening in the dispenser top surface, the opening for providing access into the ice retaining area, and the chute cover having an ice guiding surface having a lip end on one end thereof and a back edge on the opposite end thereof, a...