|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||062/344; 062/389; 222/146.6|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 19 인용 특허 : 21|
An apparatus for a countertop ice dispenser or ice and beverage dispenser is made from a single piece plastic ice bin. Parts for the dispenser are assembled into sub-assemblies before final assembly. The ice bin may be made by a rotomolding process. This uses relatively inexpensive molds with reasonable control over the thickness of the resulting bin, while allowing up to 0.005″ of variation per inch of length in the overall size of the ice bin. The resulting ice bin has hollow walls that can be filled with insulating foam. An attractive dispenser may be...
1. An ice and beverage dispenser, comprising:a) a single-piece plastic ice bin; b) a housing mounted to the ice bin; c) an agitator and motor for agitating ice within the ice bin; d) an ice chute mounted to the ice bin; e) a cold plate mounted under the ice bin, the cold plate having a plurality of beverage component coils for heat exchange with ice; f) a plurality of dispensing valves in fluid communication with the beverage component coils for dispensing a beverage; and g) a paddle wheel mounted inside the ice bin and operably connected to the motor, w...