08561655 is referenced by 6 patents and cites 122 patents.

An automatic ice vending apparatus including a holding vessel formed with an aperture, the holding vessel being configured and dimensioned to receive and house ice pieces produced by an operatively associated ice supply, an ice metering device, and an ice transferring device at least partially disposed within the holding vessel that facilitates movement of ice pieces located therein in a first direction toward the aperture thereof, and movement of ice pieces in a second different direction from the aperture to the ice metering device, which is adapted and configured to meter a quantity of ice pieces into a readily transportable container. Methods and automated methods of delivering ice to consumer(s) are also included.

Title
Automated ice bagging apparatus and methods
Application Number
12/871632
Publication Number
8561655 (B2)
Application Date
August 30, 2010
Publication Date
October 22, 2013
Inventor
Roy Lavon Stripling
Moultrie
GA, US
Donald J Dalton
Moultrie
GA, US
Agent
Haynes and Boone
Assignee
Ice House America
FL, US
IPC
B65B 1/20
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