|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||62/00363; 62/00364; 62/233; 62/349; 62/137|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 5 인용 특허 : 16|
A water cooler having a container with a reservoir for storing water has a thermoelectric module operable to cool a conductor plate and form ice in the reservoir. A temperature sensor connected to the plate senses the temperature of the plate and activates a timer when the temperature is below the temperature at which water freezes. The timer operates a selected period of time to allow a block of ice to be formed on the plate. A photoelectric sensor operable to sense a selected size of the block of ice functions to actuate a switching device that changes...
1. A water cooler for producing ice to cool water comprising: a container having a side wall and bottom wall providing a reservoir for storing water, a cup-shaped member mounted on the bottom wall, said cup-shaped member having a bottom wall and an upper end open to the reservoir whereby the cup-shaped member accommodates water, a heat conducting member mounted on the bottom wall of the cup-shaped member, said heat conducting member having a top surface exposed to the water in the cup-shaped member and a bottom surface spaced from the top surface, a ther...