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1. (US20140015393) Connection assembly for a base and a cabinet assembly of an ice maker

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 13932369 Application Date: 01.07.2013
Publication Number: 20140015393 Publication Date: 16.01.2014
Grant Number: 09351571 Grant Date: 31.05.2016
Publication Kind : B2
IPC:
F25C 5/18
A47B 91/00
G06F 13/40
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25
REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION OR SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
C
PRODUCTION, WORKING, STORING OR DISTRIBUTION OF ICE
5
Working, storing or distribution of ice
18
Storing ice
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
47
FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
B
TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
91
Feet for furniture in general
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
13
Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units
38
Information transfer, e.g. on bus
40
Bus structure
Applicants: Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, LLC.
Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, LLC
Inventors: John P. Myers
Curt R. Cayemberg
Dean M. Petersen
Mark P. Giebel
Agents: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) Connection assembly for a base and a cabinet assembly of an ice maker
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

A connection assembly is disclosed for an ice maker that includes a base having a rail and a cabinet assembly having a glide. The glide slides onto the rail to removably connect the base and the cabinet assembly while aligning the cabinet assembly vertically and horizontally relative to the base. Preferably, the rail and glide have complementary geometries wherein the base and rail fit together such that the complementary geometries limit the relative vertical and horizontal movement of the rail and the glide to each other. In alternative configurations, the base may have a glide and the cabinet may have a rail. The connection assembly may also include a stop limiting the relative linear movement between the rail and the glide, further assuring proper alignment of the cabinet and the base. The connection assembly may also include a locking mechanism limiting relative linear movement of the base and the cabinet.