07810301 is referenced by 9 patents and cites 141 patents.

In accordance with the principles of the present invention, an ice-bagging apparatus and method are provided. The apparatus comprises an ice maker for making ice and hopper for receiving the ice from the ice maker. The apparatus further includes a drawer system, operatively associated with the hopper, for measuring the ice and delivering of the ice. The drawer system includes top door and drawer. A bag delivery mechanism for placing the ice in a bag is also included, with the bag delivery mechanism including a bag supply mechanism, a blower engaged to open the mouth of the bag to receive the product, and a sealer that seals the open mouth of the bag once the bag is filled with the ice. A control device is included that manages and monitors the drawer and bag delivery mechanism and allows transmission of the collected data to the Internet.

Title
Ice bagging apparatus
Application Number
12/356410
Publication Number
7810301 (B2)
Application Date
January 20, 2009
Publication Date
October 12, 2010
Inventor
Mark C Metzger
Glendale
AZ, US
Agent
Haynes and Boone
Assignee
Reddy Ice Corporation
TX, US
IPC
B65B 57/00
B65B 43/26
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