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Ice Dispenser for Refrigerator with Bottom Mount Freezer
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For Information, Contact:
Jay Bjerke
Commercialization Manager, Engineering
515-294-4740
licensing@iastate.edu
Web Published:
5/3/2015
ISURF #
3012
Description:
While for many years, the typical refrigerator included a top mounted freezer, refrigerators with a bottom freezer have become popular in recent years, as well as side by side refrigerator and freezer combinations.  Ice dispensers which are commonly found on the freezer door on side by side refrigerators have not been provide on the bottom mount refrigerators due to the lower position of the freezer. An ice dispenser has now been designed for refrigerators with a bottom mount freezer where an ice maker resides in the freezer compartment and an ice storage bin is in the refrigerator compartment. A shuttle driven by a motor-cable moves the ice cubes made by the ice dispenser in the freezer up into the ice bucket in the refrigerator automatically.

Application:
Home appliances

Patent Information:
*To see the full version of the patent(s), follow the link below, then click on "Images" button.
Country Serial No. Patent No. Issued Date
United States 10/884,898 7,065,975* 6/27/2006


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