Global patent index - EP 1036467 A1

EP 1036467 A1 2000-09-20 - VISUAL DISPLAY UNIT WITH REDUCED POWER CONSUMPTION

Title (en)

VISUAL DISPLAY UNIT WITH REDUCED POWER CONSUMPTION

Title (de)

BILDSCHIRMGERÄT MIT REDUZIERTEM LEISTUNGSVERBRAUCH

Title (fr)

APPAREIL A ECRAN A CONSOMMATION ELECTRIQUE REDUITE

Publication

EP 1036467 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 99952489 A

Priority

  • DE 19846038 A
  • EP 9907342 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19846038A1] The invention relates to a visual display unit with reduced power consumption. To this end, the inventive visual display unit is fitted with a device for measuring electrical power consumption and a display device. Depending on additional embodiments of the invention, actual power consumption of the visual display unit is shown to the user through alphanumeric or graphic symbols. Said display can be effected at the request of the user or when power consumption exceeds a given threshold value. One particular advantage is that the screen of the unit is used for displaying power consumption so that no additional devices are needed. One essential advantage of the invention is that the user is reminded of an eventually unnecessary high power consumption thereby contributing to lower power consumption of the device. The visual display unit can be embodied as a monitor or a TV set.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04N 5/57; H04N 5/58; H04N 17/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04N 5/445 (2011.01); H04N 5/63 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04N 5/63 (2013.01); H04N 5/445 (2013.01); H04N 21/4424 (2013.01); H04N 21/4882 (2013.01); H04N 21/4436 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0021289A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

DE 19846038 A1 20000504; DE 19846038 C2 20000921; EP 1036467 A1 20000920; WO 0021289 A1 20000413

INPADOC legal status

2003-11-05 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20030502

2000-09-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000407

2000-09-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT