Global Patent Index - EP 1887123 B1

EP 1887123 B1 20110112 - Process to control a steam unit of a domestic appliance

Title (en)

Process to control a steam unit of a domestic appliance

Title (de)

Verfahren zur Steuerung der Dampfeinheit eines Haushaltsgerätes

Title (fr)

Méthode pour le réglage d'une unité de vapeur d'un appareil électroménager

Publication

EP 1887123 B1 20110112 (EN)

Application

EP 06015894 A 20060731

Priority

EP 06015894 A 20060731

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP1887123A1] The invention relates to a process to control a steam unit (2) of a domestic appliance (1), which steam unit (2) produces water steam, especially hot or superheated water steam, which is fed to a treatment area (3), especially to a drum, and which steam unit comprises at least one steam generator (4) with a heating element and water supply means to supply water to the steam generator. The process according to the invention is characterized in that the temperature (24) of the steam generator (4), especially the surface temperature of the steam generator (4) and/or the temperature of the heating element of the steam generator, and/or the temperature of the water steam is measured, and in a normal operation the heating element of the steam generator (4) and/or the water supply means (5) are controlled in such a way that the measured temperature (24) is kept between a given lower temperature limit (30) and a given upper temperature limit (31).

IPC 8 full level

D06F 33/00 (2006.01); D06F 39/00 (2006.01); F22B 1/28 (2006.01); F22B 35/18 (2006.01); H05B 1/02 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP US)

D06F 33/32 (2020.02 - EP US); D06F 58/44 (2020.02 - EP US); F22B 1/285 (2013.01 - EP US); F22B 35/18 (2013.01 - EP); D06F 33/47 (2020.02 - EP US); D06F 39/008 (2013.01 - EP US); D06F 58/203 (2013.01 - EP US); D06F 2105/02 (2020.02 - EP US); D06F 2105/10 (2020.02 - EP US); D06F 2105/40 (2020.02 - EP US); D06F 2105/60 (2020.02 - EP US); D06F 2105/62 (2020.02 - EP US)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 1887123 A1 20080213; EP 1887123 B1 20110112; AT 495295 T 20110115; DE 602006019578 D1 20110224; ES 2359845 T3 20110527; PL 1887123 T3 20111031; RU 2009107220 A 20100910; RU 2442849 C2 20120220; WO 2008014924 A1 20080207

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 06015894 A 20060731; AT 06015894 T 20060731; DE 602006019578 T 20060731; EP 2007006641 W 20070726; ES 06015894 T 20060731; PL 06015894 T 20060731; RU 2009107220 A 20070726