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1. (WO2018054245) LAUNDRY WASHING MACHINE INCORPORATING DISTANCE SENSOR
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Pub. No.:    WO/2018/054245    International Application No.:    PCT/CN2017/101432
Publication Date: 29.03.2018 International Filing Date: 12.09.2017
IPC:
D06F 33/02 (2006.01)
Applicants: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD. [CN/CN]; B26-28F, Midea Headquarter Building No. 6 Midea Avenue, Beijiao, Shunde Foshan, Guangdong 528311 (CN)
Inventors: HOPPE, Christopher G.; (US).
HOMBROEK, Phillip C.; (US)
Agent: TSINGYIHUA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC; Room 301 Trade Building, Zhaolanyuan Tsinghua University, Qinghuayuan Haidian District, Beijing 100084 (CN)
Priority Data:
15/273,617 22.09.2016 US
Title (EN) LAUNDRY WASHING MACHINE INCORPORATING DISTANCE SENSOR
(FR) MACHINE À LAVER LE LINGE INCORPORANT UN CAPTEUR DE DISTANCE
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(EN)A laundry washing machine (10) and a method of operating the laundry washing machine (10) are provided, wherein the laundry washing machine (10) may use a distance sensor (72) to determine dry and wet distance values associated with a load (94) disposed in a wash tub (16), and dynamically configure a wash cycle based upon the determined values. In some instances, the distance sensor (72) may also be used to detect an excessive fluid level, excessive foaming, or a floating item in the wash tub (16).
(FR)L'invention concerne une machine à laver le linge (10) et un procédé de fonctionnement de la machine à laver le linge (10), la machine à laver le linge (10) pouvant utiliser un capteur de distance (72) afin de déterminer des valeurs de distance sèche et humide associées à une charge (94) disposée dans une cuve de lavage (16), et pour configurer dynamiquement un cycle de lavage sur la base des valeurs déterminées. Dans certains cas, le capteur de distance (72) peut également être utilisé pour détecter un niveau de fluide excessif, un moussage excessif ou un article flottant dans la cuve de lavage (16).
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)