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William G Lancaster, Jerry L Landers, Richard K Renken, William L Ramser, Matthew J Ramser: Ice transportation system and method. Servend International, King and Schickli, November 30, 1999: US05993117 (32 worldwide citation)

A system for transporting ice pieces or the like from a primary bin to one or more satellite bins is disclosed. A dispenser forms a charge of ice pieces in a precharge chamber, which is then transferred by air assist to a delivery tube. A driver member is provided to engage and move the substantiall ...


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Jerry L Landers, M Scott Bennett, Hershel E Fancher, Alan S Lucas: Selection manifold for beverage dispenser. Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, March 2, 2004: US06698621 (29 worldwide citation)

A selection manifold for use for use with a beverage dispenser apparatus for dispensing both carbonated and non-carbonated beverages and including a plurality of dispensing valves with a syrup and a water line feeding each dispensing valve further comprising a selection manifold connected between at ...


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Merritt T Teague, Richard K Renken, Jerry L Landers: Beverage dispenser with integral ice maker. Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, July 13, 2004: US06761036 (28 worldwide citation)

A dispenser for soft-drinks and ice has an integral ice maker. The compressor and condenser for the ice making refrigeration system are located remotely from the ice making apparatus. Thus, the dispenser with an integral ice maker does not emit noise and heat from the compressor and condenser in the ...


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Jerry L Landers: Ice dispensing apparatus and method. SerVend International, James Creighton Wray, June 5, 1990: US04930685 (26 worldwide citation)

An ice dispensing bin has an inward and rearward sloped front wall and a downward and forward sloped semi-cylindrical bottom wall. The rear wall and side walls and an upper portion of the front wall are generally vertical. A paddle wheel is positioned in a recess in the sloping front wall. The paddl ...


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Jerry L Landers, Gregory E Fischer: Ice and beverage dispensing apparatus and method with dual purpose liner. Servend International, James C Wray, February 10, 1987: US04641763 (24 worldwide citation)

Ice from an ice-making source is loaded into a bin and rests upon a curved liner which is spaced above the bottom of the bin. Ice is moved through the bin and above the liner by a wire auger toward a discharge opening. Ice gravitationally feeds through openings in the liner to a cold plate which for ...


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Greg A Glass, David C Hobson, Jerry L Landers, Richard K Renken: Volumetric ice dispensing and measuring device. Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, August 19, 2003: US06607096 (23 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to an apparatus and method for the volumetric measuring and dispensing of ice from a holding bin. The ice is desirably in a crushed or cubed state and is agitated during storage to prevent its freezing into a solid block. When a volume of ice is desired, a user activates the m ...


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Jerry L Landers: Ice dispensing method and apparatus. SerVend International, James C Wray, April 23, 1985: US04512502 (22 worldwide citation)

Ice is stored for dispensing in a semicylindrical bin. A cone-shaped wire auger is mounted on radial extensions from a sloped axle near the bottom of the bin. A large flyte of the auger pushes ice from the rear of the bin toward smaller flytes near the front of the bin. Distal ends of generally radi ...


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Jerry L Landers: Ice dispenser with an upwardly inclined channeled ramp and two part auger. Servend International, James C Wray, September 22, 1987: US04694661 (20 worldwide citation)

Effective active storage volume of an ice dispenser is increased by an upward and forward sloping bottom wall with a compound curve. A stainless steel helically bent auger rod has a conical shape and closely fits within a trough having a relatively large radius at a rear and a relatively small radiu ...


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Jerry L Landers, Thomas J Pfiefer, Harvey R Brandon: Ice dispenser controlling rocking chute. SerVend International, James Creighton Wray, August 1, 1995: US05437391 (14 worldwide citation)

A pivoted ice dispensing chute is pushed rearward to lift a door lock, lift a door and contact a microswitch for starting an ice dispensing mechanism. Release of the chute allows the chute to swing forward, opening the microswitch and stopping the ice dispensing mechanism, and allowing the door to d ...