|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 0 인용 특허 : 19|
An ice dispensing assembly includes a hopper, a metering disk, a shelf member, and a separating wall. The hopper includes an outlet opening defined in a bottom end of the hopper, and an ice inlet defined in a top end of the hopper. The metering disk is positioned in the hopper and includes a plurality of cavities. The shelf member is arranged to at least partially shield the cavities from a supply of ice held in the hopper. The metering disk is rotatable relative to the hopper between a first position wherein at least one cavity is exposed to the supply ...
1. A method of dispensing ice, comprising; providing an ice dispensing system that includes a hopper having an outlet opening, an upper portion, and a lower portion, a metering member positioned in the hopper and having a plurality of cavities defined therein, a shelf, positioned in the hopper, includes a vertical dividing wall extending downward from an inner periphery of the shelf, the vertical dividing wall being elongated in a vertical direction, and an open space defined between the shelf, the vertical dividing wall, and the metering member;removabl...