Global Patent Index - EP 1236826 A2

EP 1236826 A2 2002-09-04 - A method for changing the program cycle of a household dryer

Title (en)

A method for changing the program cycle of a household dryer

Title (de)

Verfahren zur Veränderung des Programms in einem Haushalttrockner

Title (fr)

Procédé pour changer le programme dans un sèche-linge domestique

Publication

EP 1236826 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 02003232 A

Priority

  • DE 10110165 A
  • DE 10200975 A

Abstract (en)

The invention relates to a method for changing the program cycle of a household dryer while drying laundry, wherein the program can be changed and cancelled depending on the moisture of the laundry and the elapsed time of the selected program, wherein the laundry come into contact with moisture sensors during the drying process that measure the contact frequency and moisture of the laundry and provide measured values for changing the program, indicating the remaining drying time and canceling the initiated program. If it is provided according to the invention that the moisture sensors are attached to lateral grids provided between door and laundry drum at a level above the lowest point of the laundry drum, that the moisture sensors determine the time intervals between the individual contacts with predetermined minimum moisture and that these time intervals are used to calculate statistical means, and that the changes of the program parameters, the display of the remaining drying time and the shut-off of the program are calculated based on the statistical means of the time intervals determined in this way, then a method is obtained with simple sensor and circuit configuration that uses the load volume of the laundry with sufficient accuracy to change the program cycle and to derive the display of the remaining drying time. <IMAGE>

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

D06F 58/28

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

D06F 58/28 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

D06F 58/28 (2013.01); D06F 2058/2838 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 1236826 A2 20020904; EP 1236826 A3 20031001

INPADOC legal status


2006-12-06 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060613

2005-04-20 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20050308

2004-06-23 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Designated State(s): DE ES FR GB IT SE

2004-05-19 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20040324

2003-10-01 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A3

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2003-10-01 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL LT LV MK RO SI

2002-09-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2002-09-04 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI