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1. (WO2009058941) NETWORK FOR CHANGING RESOURCE CONSUMPTION IN AN APPLIANCE
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Pub. No.:    WO/2009/058941    International Application No.:    PCT/US2008/081697
Publication Date: 07.05.2009 International Filing Date: 30.10.2008
IPC:
H04L 12/16 (2006.01), H04W 84/10 (2009.01), H04W 56/00 (2009.01)
Applicants: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION [US/US]; 2000 N M-63, Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
CASTALDO, Rodrigo [BR/BR]; (BR) (For US Only).
EBROM, Matthew [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
ELSTON III, Wallace [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
HORST, Gale [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
JEFFERY, Randy [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
JENKINS, Anthony [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
MCCOY, Richard [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
MOES, Christopher [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
NIBBELINK, Matthew [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
PIRES, Andre [BR/BR]; (BR) (For US Only).
VOSS, Randy [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
WHIPPLE, Andrew [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: CASTALDO, Rodrigo; (BR).
EBROM, Matthew; (US).
ELSTON III, Wallace; (US).
HORST, Gale; (US).
JEFFERY, Randy; (US).
JENKINS, Anthony; (US).
MCCOY, Richard; (US).
MOES, Christopher; (US).
NIBBELINK, Matthew; (US).
PIRES, Andre; (BR).
VOSS, Randy; (US).
WHIPPLE, Andrew; (US)
Agent: BAIR, Joel; McGarry Bair PC, 32 Market Avenue SW, Suite 500, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (US)
Priority Data:
11/933,078 31.10.2007 US
Title (EN) NETWORK FOR CHANGING RESOURCE CONSUMPTION IN AN APPLIANCE
(FR) RÉSEAU PERMETTANT DE CHANGER LA CONSOMMATION DE RESSOURCES D'UN APPAREIL
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A network (402, 602, 606, 608, 612, 1030, 1050, 1052) includes a smart coupler (120, 122, 220, 290, 296, 604, 607, 1040, 1042) having a processor (320), a memory (330) with software (1016, 1018, 1060, 1062, 1064), and a power source (332) to energize the processor (320) and the memory (330), and an appliance (12, 616, 1000, 1006) configured to perform an operation on a physical article. The appliance (12, 616, 1000, 1006) is one that consumes at least some of a resource (79, 600) in performing the operation. The network (402, 602, 606, 608, 612, 1030, 1050, 1052) also includes a source (78, 600) of information about the resource (79, 600). The smart coupler (120, 122, 220, 290, 296, 604, 607, 1040, 1042) is in communication with the appliance (12, 616, 1000, 1006) and the source (78, 600), and the processor (320) and memory (330) operate to request a change to the operation of the appliance (12, 616, 1000, 1006) in response to a resource parameter or a request communicated by the source (78, 600).
(FR)L'invention concerne un réseau (402, 602, 606, 608, 612, 1030, 1050, 1052) comprenant un coupleur intelligent (120, 122, 220, 290, 296, 604, 607, 1040, 1042) équipé d'un processeur (320), d'une mémoire (330) avec logiciel (1016, 1018, 1060, 1062, 1064), et d'une source d'alimentation (332) destinée à alimenter le processeur (320) et la mémoire (330), ainsi qu'un appareil (12, 616, 1000, 1006) conçu pour exécuter une opération sur un article physique. L'appareil (12, 616, 1000, 1006) consomme au moins une partie d'une ressource (79, 600) dans l'exécution de l'opération. Le réseau (402, 602, 606, 608, 612, 1030, 1050, 1052) comprend également une source (78, 600) d'information concernant la ressource (79, 600). Le coupleur intelligent (120, 122, 220, 290, 296, 604, 607, 1040, 1042) est en communication avec l'appareil (12, 616, 1000, 1006) et la source (78, 600), et le processeur (320) et la mémoire (330) sont utilisés pour demander un changement dans l'exploitation de l'appareil (12, 616, 1000, 1006) en réponse à un paramètre de ressource ou une demande communiquée par la source (78, 600).
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)