05549421 is referenced by 13 patents and cites 26 patents.

In apparatus for conveying batches of ice lumps from a storage hopper to remotely located ice dispensers, ice lumps from the storage hopper are delivered into the main conduits through corresponding main valves and connecting conduits extending between each main valve and the storage hopper. Metering valves meter batches of ice lumps of predetermined size into the main conduits. Conveying air from an air blower is supplied to the main conduits through the main valves for conveying the batches of ice lumps. In use, batches of ice lumps are intermittently delivered into the main conduit, and the batches of ice lumps and conveying air are alternately supplied to the main conduit.

Title
Method and apparatus for conveying ice lumps
Application Number
726679
Publication Number
5549421
Application Date
July 12, 1994
Publication Date
August 27, 1996
Inventor
Richard M Humphreys
Mount Merrion
IE
Robert C Reinhardt
Shannon
IE
Agent
Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas
Assignee
EOLAS The Irish Science & Technology Agency
IE
IPC
B65G 53/06
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