05267672 is referenced by 30 patents and cites 7 patents.

A rotatable auger is disposed within an ice chest to direct ice through an opening into a tubular conduit through which runs a flexible looped cable. Plastic paddles are fixed to the cable at spaced intervals and engage with ice received within the conduit and advance the ice through the conduit to an above-the-counter transparent display segment of the conduit having an outer transparent plastic tube surrounding an inner transparent plastic tube through which the conveyed ice is visible. The ice is conveyed to a discharge opening where a user activated gate valve controls ice discharge. An ice return tube directs undispensed ice back to the ice chest.

Title
Ice dispenser and display
Application Number
7/925057
Publication Number
5267672
Application Date
August 4, 1992
Publication Date
December 7, 1993
Inventor
Jody W Bigalke
New Lisbon
WI, US
Sam J Jacobsen
Middleton
WI, US
Agent
Lathrop & Clark
Assignee
Leer Manufacturing Partnership
WI, US
IPC
B67D 5/38
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