07735527 is referenced by 11 patents and cites 114 patents.

An ice vending apparatus that includes a holding vessel, an ice metering device, an ice transferring device, and a device for facilitating the movement of ice through the aperture, such as an ice circulation device or moisture inhibiting device, are provided. The ice circulation device inhibits or prevents the freezing together and buildup of ice pieces within the apparatus, while the moisture inhibiting device inhibits or prevents the undesirable transfer of moisture to different parts of the apparatus. Methods of delivering ice to a consumer are also included.

Title
Automated ice delivery apparatus and methods
Application Number
11/411834
Publication Number
7735527 (B2)
Application Date
April 27, 2006
Publication Date
June 15, 2010
Inventor
Danny Leroy Dunn
Moultrie
GA, US
Agent
Haynes and Boone
Assignee
Ice House America
FL, US
IPC
B65B 1/04
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