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1. WO2010031017 - DEMAND SIDE MANAGEMENT OF HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES BEYOND ELECTRICAL

Publication Number WO/2010/031017
Publication Date 18.03.2010
International Application No. PCT/US2009/056889
International Filing Date 15.09.2009
IPC
H02J 13/00 2006.1
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
13Circuit arrangements for providing remote indication of network conditions, e.g. an instantaneous record of the open or closed condition of each circuitbreaker in the network; Circuit arrangements for providing remote control of switching means in a power distribution network, e.g. switching in and out of current consumers by using a pulse code signal carried by the network
CPC
F25D 21/04
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
DREFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Defrosting; Preventing frosting; Removing condensed or defrost water
04Preventing the formation of frost or condensate
F25D 23/00
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
DREFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
23General constructional features
F25D 29/00
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
DREFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
29Arrangement or mounting of control or safety devices
G01R 22/00
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
RMEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES
22Arrangements for measuring time integral of electric power or current, e.g. by electricity meters
G05B 13/02
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
BCONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS
13Adaptive control systems, i.e. systems automatically adjusting themselves to have a performance which is optimum according to some preassigned criterion
02electric
G06Q 50/06
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
50Systems or methods specially adapted for specific business sectors, e.g. utilities or tourism
06Electricity, gas or water supply
Applicants
  • GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • BESORE, John, K. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • BEYERLE, Michael, Thomas [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • FINCH, Michael, F. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • VENKATAKRISHNAN, Natarajan [IN]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • WATSON, Eric, K. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • BESORE, John, K.
  • BEYERLE, Michael, Thomas
  • FINCH, Michael, F.
  • VENKATAKRISHNAN, Natarajan
  • WATSON, Eric, K.
Agents
  • ZHANG, Douglas, D.
Priority Data
61/097,08215.09.2008US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) DEMAND SIDE MANAGEMENT OF HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES BEYOND ELECTRICAL
(FR) GESTION CÔTÉ DEMANDE D'APPAREILS MÉNAGERS ÉLECTRIQUES ET AUTRES
Abstract
(EN) A system and method for communicating between a master and sla\ e devices for managing home utility costs is provided. The system includes a measuring de\ice for determining gas or water flow in the home, a memory that stores data relating to past usage, and that also receive data from the measuring device. A controller operatively communicates with the measuring device, memory, and at least one home appliance to provide a message to a homeowner, or transmit information to a utility, or display a proposed operational mode. The controller may include a lock-out feature to prevent a homeowner from overriding a proposed mode or operation, or the controller can shut-off gas or water flow based on a measured flow rate.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système et un procédé de communication entre des dispositifs maître et esclave afin de gérer les coûts d'installations domestiques. Le système comprend un dispositif de mesure permettant de déterminer le débit de gaz ou d'eau dans le foyer, une mémoire qui renferme des données concernant l'utilisation antérieure et qui reçoit également des données du dispositif de mesure. Une unité de commande communique fonctionnellement avec le dispositif de mesure, la mémoire et au moins un appareil ménager afin de fournir un message au propriétaire du foyer ou de transmettre des informations à une installation ou d'afficher un mode de fonctionnement proposé. L'unité de commande peut comprendre une caractéristique de verrouillage afin d'empêcher le propriétaire d'un foyer de reprendre le contrôle sur un mode de fonctionnement proposé, ou l'unité de commande peut couper le flux de gaz ou d'eau en fonction d'un débit mesuré.
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