Global Patent Index - EP 2027749 A1

EP 2027749 A1 2009-02-25 - HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE

Title (en)

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE

Title (de)

HAUSHALTSGERÄT

Title (fr)

APPAREIL MENAGER

Publication

EP 2027749 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 06806050 A

Priority

  • EP 2006009638 W
  • RU 2006112158 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2007115587A1] The present invention relates to a household appliance (10) comprising a microphone element (20) associated with at least one surface (12, 14, 16) of the household appliance such that at least one vibration occurring in the surface (s) is transferred to the microphone element, which is adapted to generate an electric signal in accordance with the vibration (s), and control means (24) for generating a control signal in accordance with the electric signal for execution of a household appliance operation. Such a vibration is conveniently generated by a user knocking on the surface, whereby an "invisible" tactile user interface is realized. The present invention also relates to a method for controlling a household appliance.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F24C 7/08 (2006.01); F25D 29/00 (2006.01); H04R 1/02 (2006.01); H04R 7/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04R 7/045 (2013.01); F24C 7/082 (2013.01); F25D 29/005 (2013.01); F25D 2400/361 (2013.01); H04R 1/025 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 2007115588A1

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

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA HR MK RS

DOCDB simple family

WO 2007115587 A1 20071018; CN 101356851 A 20090128; CN 101356851 B 20131113; EP 2027749 A1 20090225; EP 2027749 B1 20170816; RU 2006112158 A 20071020; RU 2395853 C2 20100727; WO 2007115588 A1 20071018