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During the ice making process, the evaporator 915 become cold, from circulating refrigerant (not shown), such that the water, from the water distributor, freezes as the water interacts with the evaporator 915. 6, at step S10, a de-scaling solution, such as a calcium/lime cleaning solution is introduced into the ice making system. 6,283,627; U.S. Pat. The recirculation/purge process repeats itself a predetermined number of times, each time with fresh water. They cannot “multi-task” and help another customers while they are making the drinks because they have to “tend” the machine by emptying and washing blenders, pouring drinks, etc. The drain 2350 is located at the lowest point of the water sump 2330 such that all the water flows 2360 towards this low point (drain 2350). 22 illustrates a drain location for an evaporator/auger/cylinder nugget ice making machine 2200. No. As illustrated in FIG. 23, 2015. The ozonated water can also be circulated or recirculated, via a sump pump, through the various conduits and valves to sanitize the remaining components of the ice making system. The entire content of U.S. An ozonated water generation system includes an ozonated water producing subsystem for producing ozonated water; an air purging device, operatively connected to the ozonated water producing subsystem, to purge ozone from the ozonated water generation system; a sensor, operatively connected to the ozonated water producing subsystem, to determine a concentration of ozone in the ozonated water; a controller for controlling operations of the ozonated water generation system; and a by-pass valve operatively connected to the sensor. As illustrated in FIG. 9,003,824 is hereby incorporated by reference. In 1994 various inventors, such as Reese and Hanson, U.S. Pat. Also, the sprayers associated with the water distributor, the area therearound, and the evaporator may be operated after or before the introduction of the de-mineralized water into the water distributor. Refrigerant circuit 22 includes a compressor 24, a pressure switch 25, a condenser 26, a drier 32, an expansion valve 36, and an evaporator 38 interconnected by piping 40 as shown. 1 is a schematic of the steps of the method of the present invention. Step S30 may be repeated a predetermined number of times to insure a proper removal of the de-scaling solution. The drain 2250 is connected with a drain valve 2270. CHOCOLATE; SUBSTITUTES FOR COCOA OR COCOA PRODUCTS; CONFECTIONERY; CHEWING GUM; ICE-CREAM; PREPARATION THEREOF, Frozen sweets, e.g. The top portion 1930 and the bottom portion 1950 are detachable from each other at connection area 1960. REGISTER now for FREE : Browse Inventors: A | B ... Akins, Robert - Newark, US AKINS, Robert - West Chester, US ... Almblad, Robert - Tarpon Springs, US Almbladh, Johan - Lund, SE No. The drain 140 is located at the lowest point of the water reservoir or sump 125, usually under the sump pump 127. 9,017,485 discloses an ice dispensing system that includes an ice hopper structure with a drain and a cleaning structure. 2. For example, if the desired strength of the ozonated water is 1.5 ppm and the strength of the ozonated water is below 1.5 ppm, the oxidation-reduction potential sensor 1460, in conjunction with a controller, may cause the bypass valve 1470 to divert the water to a drain 1475 until the ozonated water is 1.5 ppm. One skilled in the art will readily recognize that the principles of the instant invention are equally applicable to other methods and types of apparatuses. The ice storage bin is not included in the optional water rinse procedure. The drip system may provide a continuous dripping of ozonated water to the interior surface of the ice storage bin. Water, from a water source 1370, is introduced into the ice producing subsystem 1310, via valve 1365 and conduit 1380 or conduit 1385. Moreover, the ice making system of FIG. ice confectionery, ice-cream; Mixtures therefor, Production of frozen sweets, e.g. Apparatus and method for preparing and dispensing a single dose of a food product and a relative single-dose unit. However, using the sump pump 127 to discharge the sanitizing solution from the water reservoir or sump 125 does not necessarily remove all the sanitizing solution from the water reservoir or sump 125. It is noted that de-mineralized water 171 may be introduced directly into the water distributor 110 without the use of sprayers 130. As illustrated in FIG. This leaves the various parts clean of minerals so that when the mineral free water dries, it does not leave a mineral deposit. Exposing the surfaces to ozonated water kills the micro-organisms and rinses the dead micro-organisms out of the ice making machine. PCT Patent Application Number PCT/US2016/038929, filed on Jun. 2 illustrates an ice making system that removes mineralized water from a sump reservoir. Cleaning device 80 comprises a gas driven liquid or beverage pump 86 having a gas inlet 94, a liquid inlet 96, and a liquid outlet 93. Robert Almblad says. The ozonated water outlet may include a spray device. This sets a timer inside the spray bottle so the electric pump is shut off in about fifteen minutes, which is before the ozonated water losses effectiveness. A plurality of pumps deliver a pre-determined amount of a selected additive, such as alcohol, syrup, carbonated water or water, on top of the shaving disc to mix with the ice crystals created by the shaved frozen product. 5, at step S10, a de-scaling solution, such as a calcium/lime cleaning solution is introduced into the ice making system. 1 is a schematic of the apparatus for preparing a single serving of a flavored frozen slurry beverage 10 in a disposable drink container or cup 12 comprising an ice making device generally indicated as 14 including an ice dispensing station and ice dispensing nozzle indicated as 16 and 18 respectively to supply fine frozen particles of water 20 in the form of ice flakes and/or ice nuggets of compressed ice flakes, a liquid beverage mix device 22 including a liquid beverage mix station and liquid beverage mix dispensing nozzle indicated as 24 and 26 respectively to supply a flavored liquid beverage mix 28 and a beverage blending device generally indicated as 30 including a beverage blending station and blender indicated as 32 and 34 to blend the fine frozen particles of water 20 and the flavored liquid beverage mix 28 into a substantially uniform frozen slurry beverage 10 of a predetermined consistency. It is further noted that the ozonated water spraying devices may be utilized by a de-scaling system, wherein de-mineralized water is pumped through the distribution system, and the de-mineralized water is sprayed on the various surfaces to prevent scale buildup. Once the ozonated water is 1.5 ppm, the oxidation-reduction potential sensor 1460, in conjunction with a controller, causes the bypass valve 1470 to divert the water to conduit 1480 for use in a sanitizing operation. A bypass valve, as illustrated in FIG. The water 220 is recirculated to fall over the evaporator 201 until a predetermined amount of ice is formed. The above described ozonated water cleaning system can be easily added to an existing ice making machine. However, one of the principal problems with such method of making frozen drinks is the time and effort it takes to pour the drink out of the blender and into a serving glass or disposable cup and then having to thoroughly wash the blender. FIG. The ozonated water is safe and leaves no residue. 19 illustrates an ozonated water generator. This information can be communicated by the controller (microprocessor) 1525, via an appropriate transceiver (not shown), to a monitoring system to track the cleaning of various areas and/or items. Click for automatic bibliography It is also noted that the above described water spraying devices may provide a dripping action instead of a spraying action. 62/196,109, filed on Jul. It is noted that during the draining process, the sprayers 135 can operate with de-mineralized water to assist the clearing of the residual scale from the water reservoir or sump 125 and into the drain 140. The water is recirculated to fall over the evaporator 301 until a predetermined amount of ice is formed. The ozonated water generator 1900 has a top portion 1930 and a bottom portion 1950. The auger 2210 is located within a cylinder 2230. FIG. The dispensing mechanism 1520 includes a spray dispensing device 1523, a controller (microprocessor) 1525, and pump 1527. Patent US10891670B2 - Methods and apparatus for facilitation of orders of food items (US 10,891,670 B2); Filed: 06/25/2018; Est. A large supply of the mix filled containers is stored in a storage freezer for maintaining the neutral flavored mix at a storage temperature, such as is typical of a food storage freezer for a restaurant. No. This drain has a valve that remains closed during the ice making process, but when the batch of ice is finished, the drain is opened and the concentrated water/mineral sludge solution is allowed to exit by gravity, for example. PCT/US2009/67225. It is further desirable to provide an ice making system that includes a clean-in-place system that kills harmful micro-organisms without having the ice machine being disassembled and washed. No. The water reservoir or sump 225 may be prefilled by a water source prior to the ice making process beginning or a water source may provide water directly to the water distributor 210 during the initial stages of the ice making process until the water level in the water reservoir or sump 225 reaches a predetermined level. Machine for producing ice cremportions with a feeding device for preparing, creating fine frozen particles of water of ice flakes, placing a disposable drink container or cup, dispensing a predetermined quantity or amount of fine frozen particles of water, removing the disposable drink container or cup, placing the disposable drink container or cup, dispensing a predetermined quantity or amount of flavored liquid beverage mix, securing the disposable drink container or cup. International Search Report and Written Opinion Dated Feb. 4, 2010 From International Application No. At step S60, the ozonated water is discharged, by the sump pump, from the water reservoir or sump, and thereafter, a drain is opened to drain the residual ozonated water. Conventionally, descaling chemicals have been applied while using a cookie tray placed over the ice in an attempt to save the ice, resulting in customers consuming potentially contaminated ice. These seals are areas that can accumulate moisture, and thus, the seals need to be effectively cleaned and/or sanitized. 7,032,406 is hereby incorporated by reference. As illustrated in FIG. Robert solved the problem of “dirty ice,” with an innovative solution that could potentially save lives or prevent the spread of illness. The level of the drink mixes as well as the ice in the reservoir, are readily visible at all times. An ice machine prevents micro-organism growth by utilizing a clean-in-place process. The ozonated water is then sprayed or dripped throughout the ice producing subsystem 1310 before accumulating in the sump of the ice producing subsystem 1310. After the ice making process is completed, the sump pump 127 is used to discharge the used water from the water reservoir or sump 125. So if it takes 1 minute to make a drink, it will take 10 minutes to make 10 drinks. The beverage blending device 30 to blend the fine frozen particles of water 20 and the flavored liquid beverage mix 28 into the substantially uniform frozen slurry beverage 10 to a predetermined consistency includes the beverage blending station 32 and blending implement 34 and a blender positioning mechanism generally indicated as 45 to selectively position the blending implement 34 as shown in FIG. 20 illustrates a cleaning monitoring system. Valve 73 is closed during cleaning operations. She began dating Almblad five years ago, ... My name is on the patents. In the drawings, like references have been used throughout to designate identical or equivalent elements. However, using the sump pump 127 to discharge the water from the water reservoir or sump 125 does not necessarily remove all the water from the water reservoir or sump 125. 2 illustrates an ice making system that removes mineralized water from a sump reservoir; FIG. U.S. Pat. 29, 2013 for Chinese Patent Application No. Liquid inlet 96 is connected directly to a hose 90, which can be connected directly to or submerged into a container 95 that holds cleansing liquid 98, which is capable of cleaning, sanitizing, or rinsing. ... Robert Almblad says. The pump 1527 may be motorized that is driven by an ON button 1517 or a mechanical pump driven by the mechanical actions of a user. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS COLLATERAL AGENT, IL, Free format text: Privacy Policy 5,192,131; U.S. Pat. The above described de-scaling/sanitizing processes provide a more effective cleaning and sanitizing solution to avoid the need to disassemble and washed to clean the ice making machine. U.S. Pat. 23, 2016 claims priority, under 35 U.S.C. A counter and a interrupt button, respectively, are also provided on the control panel. The drip system may provide a continuous dripping of ozonated water to the interior surface of the ice storage bin. No. 9 illustrates a conventional ice making system; FIG. The drip system may sanitize the interior surface of the ice storage bin without removing ice therefrom. The water used in this rinsing process is drained from the machine. The method of the present invention comprises the steps of: As previously described, the fine frozen particles of water of the present invention preferably comprises ice flakes of about 85 percent ice or frozen water by weight with the remainder unfrozen water or ice nuggets of about 93 percent ice or frozen water by weight with the remainder unfrozen water. The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for preparing a single serving of a frozen slurry beverage in a disposable drink container or cup. A further problem associated with the conventional method arises from the fact the staff must only do one thing when they make the drink, which is make the drink. As illustrated in FIG. As illustrated in FIG. Robert Almblad Financier of Hate Crimes - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. Each ozonated water generator may include a replaceable ozone generator. As illustrated in FIG. Provisional Patent Application Ser. Step S50 may be repeated a predetermined number of times to insure a proper killing and removal of the microorganisms. At step S30, water is introduced into the ice making system to remove any residual de-scaling solution on the surfaces of the ice making machine. Only it is a story that is all too real. Step S35 may be repeated a predetermined number of times to insure a proper removal of the de-scaling solution. FIG. The water distributor receives water from a sump pump 960 that pumps water, via conduit 965, from a water reservoir or sump 940 to the water distributor. FIG. Also, utilizing multiple ozonated water generators connected in series, the number of ozonated water generators actually operational can be controlled to meet the demand for ozonated water. A cutter carried by the closure is rotated within the cup to agitate the ingredients while carbon dioxide is forced into the cup through the closure at a pressure which would normally deform the cup walls. 21 utilizes multiple ozonated water generators at a central location and utilizes a recirculated line all around a location (restaurant) to dispense the ozonated water at multiple locations. Automated the key duplication equipment at Walmart, Home Depot in US and UK. It is further noted that spraying ozonated water at the side walls of an ice bin to sanitize and clean an ice in can allow for the cleaning of the ice bin without requiring the ice to be removed. A sanitizing system for ice making equipment includes an ice producing subsystem and an ozonated water generation subsystem, operatively connected to the ice producing subsystem, to create ozonated water. The ozonated water outlet may include a spray device. After all the concentrated mineralized water from the ice making process is drained, sprayers are activated with water to wash or drive any residual sediment down the drain. This recirculation of the de-mineralized water de-scales the sump pump 327 and the tubing or conduit associated therewith. 8,756,950; and Published US Patent Application Number 2016/0003515. 7,278,275 teaches a mechanism for dispensing ice in each of three selected forms, namely, cubed, crushed and shaved. It is also noted that the ppm strength (concentration) of the ozonated water may be a concentration other than 1.5 ppm. It is noted that the spraying of the surfaces with ozonated water should be realized during a non-ice making process so that ozonated ice is not inadvertently made and mixed with the non-ozonated ice. In such a system, minerals (such as calcium) accumulate, during the ice making process, at the lowest point. For a general understanding, reference is made to the drawings. The drawings are only for purposes of illustrating various embodiments and are not to be construed as limiting, wherein: FIG. The ice making system includes an ice producing subsystem 910 that includes an evaporator 915, over which water is distributed by a water distributor (not shown). Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Company, Inc. Дмитро Анатолійович Фоломєєв. It is noted that during the draining process, the sprayers 135 can operate with de-mineralized water to assist the clearing of the residual sanitizing solution from the water reservoir or sump 125 and into the drain 140. 8 illustrates a de-scaling/sanitizing process. A connection 71 connects a water supply 74 to water inlet 54 via a valve 73. Thus, by briefly opening the drain valve 2370, at the end of the ice making process, the mineralized water can be removed by gravity without requiring a flush with water. The ozonated water may be dispersed using a spray device. The ozonated water from the ozonated water generator 1320 exits, via conduit 1360. The on-demand ozonated water dispensing system 2130 may divert ozonated water to an ice making system, a fluid dispensing system, a hand cleansing device, a device for dispensing the ozonated water into portable cleaning devices, etc. The processor may determine, via the transceiver, an area being sprayed with the ozonated water. To prevent the consumption of frozen ozonated ice, just before the frozen ozonated ice is dropped in the ice storage bin, the ice machine is turned OFF, the drain/dump valve is opened, and ozonated water is sprayed into the top of the evaporator to melt the ice. It is noted that de-mineralized water 172 may be introduced directly into the water reservoir or sump 125 to be recirculated through the ice making system by the sump pump 127. 4 illustrates an ice making system that includes a de-scaling mechanism; FIGS. Susan Clickner is Robert Almblad's girlfriend and also an employee in the company bringing the ice machine to market. Even if all the sludge water is evacuated down the drain by spraying or washing the reservoir down with tap water, the tap water itself has dissolved minerals therein and when it dries, calcium or lime deposits called calcium magnesium or lime magnesium will remain, and the deposits will eventual build up into a hard “scale.”. The water that is utilized by the ozonated water generator 1320 is introduced to the ozonated water generator 1320 by the sump/pump system 960, via valve 1335, conduit 1350, valve 1050, and conduit 1055. Filing Date: 01/07/2000 . The ozonated water may be dispersed using multiple spray devices. The RFID tag 2010 identifies the area being cleaned. The end cap 2240 may be contoured so that the interior surface slopes towards the drain 2250 without or with minimal obstructions. Bin cleaning is difficult and disruptive and leads to possible ice waste. When in the form of ice flakes, the fine frozen particles of water of the present invention comprises from about 81 percent or frozen water to about 89 percent ice or frozen water by weight with the remainder unfrozen water. The catalytic converter 1675 may be a Carulite™ catalytic converter. dispensing a predetermined quantity of said ice flakes or ice nuggets into said single serving disposable drink container. 4,932,223 shows an auger-type ice-making apparatus includes a new and improved auger or auger assembly having one or more generally spiral flight portions with one or more grooves formed transversely across the outer edges of the flight portions.

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