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Richard K Renken, Timothy J Kraus, Philip M Krebs, O Richard Kyees, Melvin D Kyees: Low volume beverage dispenser. Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, March 2, 2004: US06698229 (38 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for low volume dispensing of soft drinks preferably uses no mechanical refrigeration equipment, depending instead on heat transfer from a bin of ice to cool water and soft-drink syrup for beverages. A heat-exchange plate desirably includes transfer lines for incoming water to and from a ...


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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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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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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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Richard K Renken, Timothy J Kraus, Philip M Krebs, O Richard Kyees, Melvin D Kyees: Low volume beverage dispenser. Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, David W Okey, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, September 2, 2004: US20040168465-A1

An apparatus for low volume dispensing of soft drinks preferably uses no mechanical refrigeration equipment, depending instead on heat transfer from a bin of ice to cool water and soft-drink syrup for beverages. A heat-exchange plate desirably includes transfer lines for incoming water to and from a ...


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Richard K Renken, Timothy J Kraus, Philip M Krebs, O Richard Kyees, Melvin D Kyees: Low volume beverage dispenser. Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, April 10, 2003: US20030066306-A1

An apparatus for low volume dispensing of soft drinks preferably uses no mechanical refrigeration equipment, depending instead on heat transfer from a bin of ice to cool water and soft-drink syrup for beverages. A heat-exchange plate desirably includes transfer lines for incoming water to and from a ...


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Greg A Glass, David C Hobson, Jerry L Landers, Richard K Renken: Volumetric ice dispensing and measuring device. Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, February 21, 2002: US20020020711-A1

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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Merritt T Teague, Richard K Renken, Jerry L Landers: Beverage dispenser with integral ice maker. Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, June 5, 2003: US20030101735-A1

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 ...