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특허 상세정보

Ice supplier

국가/구분 United States(US) Patent 등록
국제특허분류(IPC7판) F25C-001/00    F25C-005/18    F25D-017/00    B67D-007/22   
미국특허분류(USC) 062/137; 062/059; 062/344; 222/064
출원번호 UP-0951406 (2007-12-06)
등록번호 US-7779641 (2010-09-13)
우선권정보 KR-10-2006-0137659(2006-12-29)
발명자 / 주소
출원인 / 주소
대리인 / 주소
    Fish & Richardson P.C.
인용정보 피인용 횟수 : 12  인용 특허 : 13
초록

An ice supplier includes an ice maker configured to make ice, a case configured to store ice made by the ice maker, a sensing unit configured to sense a quantity of ice stored in the case, and a controller configured to control the ice maker according to a result of sensing from the sensing unit.

대표
청구항

What is claimed is: 1. An ice supplier comprising: an ice maker configured to make ice; an ice storage bin configured to store ice made by the ice maker, a sensing system configured to sense a quantity of ice stored in the ice storage bin, the sensing system including: a first sender positioned at a first height with respect to the ice storage bin and configured to send a first signal used in sensing the quantity of ice; a first receiver positioned at the first height with respect to the ice storage bin and configured to receive the first signal used in...

이 특허에 인용된 특허 (13)

  1. Alfred A. Schroeder ; Harlan R. Davis ; Jeffrey A. Blansit ; John D. Santy, Jr.. Dispenser with features for enhanced maintainability. USP2002086439428.
  2. Andrew Philip Shapiro ; Steve Paraszczak ; Jerome Johnson Tiemann ; Lorina June White ; Martin Scott Mershon ; Scott Russell King ; Samuel Vincent DuPlessis. Dual hopper icemaking refrigerator. USP2002096442954.
  3. Anselmino,Jeffery J.; Fischer,Marcus R.; Kulkarni,Tushar; Tenbarge,Andrew M.; Maglinger,Frank W.. Ice and water dispenser on refrigerator compartment door. USP2007037188479.
  4. Pastryk Jim J. ; Nelson Mark H. ; Myers Verne H. ; Harmon Daryl L. ; Oltman Andrew M. ; Hortin Gregory G. ; Singh Devinder. Ice delivery system for a refrigerator. USP2000076082130.
  5. Boulter Roger Phillip. Ice dispenser with an air-cooled bin. USP2000076093312.
  6. Bishop Donald L. ; Goodrich Rodney S. ; Nelson Mark H. ; Pastryk Jim J.. Ice making system for a refrigerator. USP2000116148624.
  7. Schroeder Alfred A.. Ice supply system. USP2001076266945.
  8. Kloppenberg Joseph R. ; McCool John Kevin. Ice system having sensor pocket. USP2001026192693.
  9. Secord John R. (Port Huron MI). Material level sensor with removable optics. USP1992115164606.
  10. Voglewede,Ronald L.; Fischer,Marcus R.; Boarman,Patrick J.; Harmon,Daryl L.; Wilson, Sr.,Gary W.; Kicklighter,Bradley L.. Measured fill water dispenser for refrigerator freezer. USP2007047201005.
  11. Jim J Pastryk ; Donald E. Janke ; Mark H. Nelson ; Gregory J. Markert. Optic level sensing system for use in a refrigerator. USP2002036351958.
  12. Janke Donald E. ; Markert Gregory J. ; Manson Larry J. ; Allgayer Husein ; Pastryk Jim J ; Nelson Mark H. Refrigerator having an ice maker and a control system therefor. USP2001116314745.
  13. Glass, Greg A.; Hobson, David C.; Landers, Jerry L.; Renken, Richard K.. Volumetric ice dispensing and measuring device. USP2003086607096.

이 특허를 인용한 특허 피인용횟수: 12

  1. Kim, Yong-Su; Lee, Dong-Hoon; Jeong, Kyung-Han; Suh, Kwang-Ha. Ice amount detecting method of ice detecting apparatus of ice maker for refrigerator. USP2013038393164.
  2. Hoti, Milaim; Perry, Tim; Kuo, Jim; Knatt, Kevin. Ice cube evaporator plate assembly. USP20181010107538.
  3. Kim, Yong-Su; Lee, Dong-Hoon; Jeong, Kyung-Han; Suh, Kwang-Ha. Ice detecting apparatus of ice maker for refrigerator and ice detecting method thereof. USP2014018635877.
  4. Kim, Yong-Su; Lee, Dong-Hoon; Jeong, Kyung-Han; Suh, Kwang-Ha. Ice detecting method and apparatus for a refrigerator. USP2013128616013.
  5. Nuss, Bart Andrew. Ice dispenser with crusher for a refrigerator appliance. USP2014088794023.
  6. Austin, Martin Nicholas; Snider, Bryan W.. Ice level sensing system. USP2013048424323.
  7. Boyd, Scott Daniel; Hawkins, Trevor; Proctor, Steven L.; Rotter, Chad J.; Bowen, Michael A.; Katu, Umakant Suresh. Ice maker. USP2017029568230.
  8. Hawkins, Trevor; Rotter, Chad J.; Bowen, Michael A.. Ice maker. USP2016059353981.
  9. Melton, Glenn O'Neal; Wolf, Gregg M.; Sellers, David Anglin; Tatum, Jeffrey B.; Amalfitano, Robert; Mizutani, Yasuki; Boggs, Jeffrey Bion; Hoti, Milaim. Ice making machine and ice cube evaporator. USP20181010113785.
  10. Yun, Seokki; Kim, Geon Ho; Shin, Dong Soo; Lee, Kang Sun. Ice making system for a refrigerator appliance and a method for determining an ice level within an ice bucket. USP2016019243833.
  11. Kim, Yong-Su; Lee, Dong-Hoon; Jeong, Kyung-Han; Suh, Kwang-Ha. Refrigerator and ice maker with optical sensor to detect ice level. USP2015089097450.
  12. Kim, Yong-Su; Lee, Dong-Hoon; Jeong, Kyung-Han; Suh, Kwang-Ha. Refrigerator and ice maker with optical sensor to detect ice level. USP2015028959939.