Ice maker control

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6612118
APP PUB NO 20030145608A1
SERIAL NO

10068682

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The ice maker herein works in the conventional manner wherein a refrigeration system provides for cooling of the evaporator. Water is first circulated over the evaporator as the evaporator is cooled. A temperature sensor is located in a water recirculating system and a microprocessor monitors the temperture of the circulating water. Once a predetermined non-freezing temperature is reached, for example 40 degrees Fahrenheit, water circulation is stopped. However, the compressor continues to run and cool the evaporator for a predetermined period of time to a desired lower temperature. The pump is then turned on and water again circulated over the evaporator initiating the ice making cycle. This process insures that ice adheres to the evaporator and does not prematurely slough off and/or result in the formation of slush.

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IMI CORNELIUS INCONE CORNELIUS PLACE ANOKA MN 55303

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Billman, Gregory M Mason City, IA 19 124
Elsom, Kyle B Mason City, IA 28 198
Wiley, Jr Donald E Mason City, IA 5 17

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