Indicator Or Sensor Detail Patents (Class 68/12.27)
  • Publication number: 20010042391
    Abstract: A laundry treatment machine, in particular, a washing machine and/or drier, includes an electronic controller, an information output device, and an input device. The electronic controller automatically implements laundry programs and has a decision-maker identifying each laundry item placed therein. The decision-maker makes decisions to create an optimized treatment program for treating the combination of identified laundry items placed into the machine. An information output device presents to a user the optimized program as a proposal. An input device is connected to the electronic controller and is to be actuated by a user for confirming the laundry treatment program determined by the decision-maker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Publication date: November 22, 2001
    Inventor: Martina Wobkemeier
  • Publication number: 20010025392
    Abstract: A communication-controlled washing system and a method for operating the same, wherein at least one washing machine is remotely controllable through a communication unit. A service provider controls the use, operation completion, operation progress and fault diagnosis of a plurality of washing machines individually over a communication network, resulting in a significant reduction in time and effort required for users or managers to limit the use of machines, upgrade programs or repair faults. Further, the optimum washing mode can be performed according to a use history and environmental conditions of each machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Publication date: October 4, 2001
    Inventors: Sang Chul Youn, Kyoung Hae Han
  • Publication number: 20010002542
    Abstract: A drum type washing machine includes an outer cabinet, a water tub mounted in the outer cabinet and having a rear wall, a generally drum-like rotating tub rotatably mounted in the water tub and having a rear wall, and a turbidity sensor sensing a turbidity of wash liquid in the water tub and disposed on a lower inside face of the rear wall of the water tub, the turbidity sensor including a light emitting element and a light detecting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Publication date: June 7, 2001
    Inventor: Kiyomi Sasano