08245488 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 126 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
12/767903
Publication Number
8245488 (B2)
Application Date
April 27, 2010
Publication Date
August 21, 2012
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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