Ice Holder And Ice Melt-gas Contactor Patents (Class 62/312)
  • Patent number: 8925347
    Abstract: A misting system utilizing spent ice comprises a portable housing and an inner frame. The inner frame is secured inside the housing and is configured to receive ice and at least one of food and beverage. The inner frame has an outlet for passing the melted ice. A lid is provided for selectively enclosing the inner frame. The system includes a pump. The pump is inside the portable housing, and is in communication with the inner frame outlet and an outlet of the portable housing. The pump is configured to pump melted ice from the inner frame to the outlet of the portable housing for use as mist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sorola, LLC
    Inventors: Benny D. Sorola, Ernest H. Sorola
  • Patent number: 8899495
    Abstract: A mist generating system includes an input pipeline, an iced water tank, a heat exchanger, a nebulizing pump, an output pipeline, a pressure regulating set and a pressure releasing set communicating with each other via a plurality of pipes. The iced water tank is connected between the input pipeline and the nebulizing pump. The iced water tank is connected to the heat exchanger. One end of the output pipeline is connected to the nebulizing pump. Another end of the output pipeline is connected to the pressure regulating set. The pressure regulating set is connected to the iced water tank. One end of the pressure releasing set connected between the nebulizing pump and the output pipeline. Another end of the pressure releasing set connected to the iced water tank. When the mist generating system is turned on, a volume of water is ejected toward the outside in a mist form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Meng-Yao Chuang
  • Patent number: 8661841
    Abstract: An ice making assembly includes a support and a mold rotatably mounted to the support configured for forming an ice cube therein. The mold has a base, a side wall attached to the base, and an opening in the side wall spaced from the base. An auger has a shaft with a proximal end fixed to the base of the mold, a distal end outside of the mold, and a central section between the proximal end and the distal end and extending through the opening. The auger also has a threaded portion. An inner mold is non-rotatably fixed to the support and extends into the mold. The inner mold defines an outer shape of the ice cube. The inner mold has at least one wall non-concentric with reference to a center line of the auger. A motor rotates the mold and auger relative to the support and inner mold. The inner mold is configured to prevent the ice cube from rotating with the mold and auger, the auger thereby moving the ice cube out of the mold and the inner mold via the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alan Joseph Mitchell, Kevin Farrelly Nolan
  • Patent number: 7984624
    Abstract: A cooling, heat exchanging, system effectively heats or cools the air within an enclosed space. The system operates for an extended time period without requiring the use of a generator or utility power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventor: Dan Leitner
  • Publication number: 20080184725
    Abstract: A cooling, heat exchanging, system effectively heats or cools the air within an enclosed space. The system operates for an extended time period without requiring the use of a generator or utility power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Dan Leitner
  • Patent number: 6571571
    Abstract: Box for refrigeration unit, the box being formed from a moulded, hollow walled, plastics shell. The walls of the shell are filled with an insulating material. Some components of a refrigeration unit, including an evaporator, are provided within the box, other components, including a compressor, are provided outside the shell. The box can be used as a plug box for a refrigeration unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Foster Refrigerator (UK) Limited
    Inventor: Chris Playford
  • Patent number: 6474094
    Abstract: A refrigerator having a freezer compartment enabling a storage space of the freezer compartment to be efficiently utilized by improving the structure of an automatic ice-making system is disclosed. The freezer compartment is divided into a first section for an automatic ice-making system and a second section for storing foodstuffs. The ice-making system includes an automatic ice-maker set in the first section to form ice cubes, an ice cube container installed under the ice-maker to receive ice cubes from the automatic ice-maker and having a width larger than that of the ice-maker but smaller than that of the freezer compartment, and a hose for supplying water to the ice-maker. The hose penetrates the top wall of the freezer compartment to preferably reduce the height of the ice-maker. A length of the ice cube container is larger than its width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ik-Geun Kim
  • Patent number: 5560219
    Abstract: A camper cooling device is disclosed for a camper in the bed of a pickup truck comprising a holding tank, an intake grill, cooler pads, a plurality of adjustable vents, a maintenance door, and an overflow and drain tube. In accordance with a preferred embodiment, the camper owner first inserts ice into the rear of the holding tank located on the top of the camper. This insertion of ice can be accomplished by standing on the rear bumper, tailgate, or ladder. When the camper is mobile, air flows through the intake grill and over the cooler pads located at the front of the system. The ice cools the incoming air. Vents situated inside the camper compartment direct cold air circulation within the camper. An overflow and drain tube is positioned in the rear of the system to drain excess water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Inventor: Joey Vegara