Patent Number: 7,707,848

Title: Rapid fluid cooling system and refrigeration device having same

Abstract: A system for rapidly cooling a liquid in a container within a refrigerator-freezer or freezer is provided. The housing has a space for receiving a container, and a rotator rotates the container about an axis. While the container is rotating, a sprayer sprays chilled cooling medium on the container in the housing. A reservoir stores the cooling medium when the system is not being used and maintains the cooling medium at a given temperature. At least one chilling surface is preferably provided over which the cooling medium flows and where ice may be stored. A recirculator such as a pump recirculates the cooling medium throughout the system.

Inventors: Loibl; Gregory H. (Salt Point, NY), Sidebotham; George (New York, NY)

Assignee: The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

International Classification: F25D 17/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018