04104889 is referenced by 30 patents and cites 8 patents.

An apparatus for transferring ice cubes and the like from a first location to a remote second location, the apparatus including a conduit system communicating the two locations and a source of air for causing ice to be moved through the conduit system between the two locations; the apparatus further including diverter means whereby ice cubes being transmitted from the first location to the second location may be diverted via the conduit system to a third location. The invention further includes means for preventing damage to the ice cubes being transmitted through the conduit system due to the high velocity of air being utilized therein and also means for disposing of any melt water which may exist within the conduit system as the ice cubes are being communicated between the various remote locations.

Title
Ice transport and dispensing system
Application Number
395712
Publication Number
4104889
Application Date
October 14, 1975
Publication Date
August 8, 1978
Inventor
Walter H Hoenisch
Albert Lea
MN, US
Agent
Harness Dickey & Pierce
Assignee
King Seeley Thermos Co
MI, US
IPC
F25C 5/18
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