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VeröffentlichungsnummerWO2012041765 A1
PublikationstypAnmeldung
AnmeldenummerPCT/EP2011/066534
Veröffentlichungsdatum5. Apr. 2012
Eingetragen22. Sept. 2011
Prioritätsdatum28. Sept. 2010
VeröffentlichungsnummerPCT/2011/66534, PCT/EP/11/066534, PCT/EP/11/66534, PCT/EP/2011/066534, PCT/EP/2011/66534, PCT/EP11/066534, PCT/EP11/66534, PCT/EP11066534, PCT/EP1166534, PCT/EP2011/066534, PCT/EP2011/66534, PCT/EP2011066534, PCT/EP201166534, WO 2012/041765 A1, WO 2012041765 A1, WO 2012041765A1, WO-A1-2012041765, WO2012/041765A1, WO2012041765 A1, WO2012041765A1
ErfinderSerkan Guzel
AntragstellerVestel Beyaz Esya Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.
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A display unit for electrical domestic appliances
WO 2012041765 A1
Zusammenfassung
The electrical appliance of the invention comprises at least one display unit (A) having at least one display cover (1), a surface-printed sheet (2) and an electronic control device. In the assembled state of the unit (A), the transparent surface-printed sheet (2) is glued to the opaque/transparent upper surface (3) of the cover (1), and the electronic control device is seated in the lower or inner portion of the cover (1). The unit (A) is mounted into a socket (8) on at least one surface of the electrical appliance, and the upper surface (6) of the surface-printed sheet (2) is at the same level with the upper surface (9) of the electrical appliance.
Ansprüche  (OCR-Text kann Fehler enthalten)
1. An electrical appliance comprising at least one display unit (A) that comprises at least one display cover (1), a surface-printed sheet (2) and an electronic control device characterized in that
the transparent surface-printed sheet (2) is glued to the upper surface (3) of the cover (1), the electronic control device being seated in the lower or inner portion of the cover (1);
the unit (A) is mounted into the slot (8) on at least one side of the electrical appliance;
the upper surface (6) of the surface-printed sheet (2) is at the same level with the electrical appliance.
2. An electrical appliance according to claim 1 characterized in that the surface- printed sheet (2) covers the opening of the said slot (8) without leaving any space.
3. An electrical appliance according to claim 1 characterized in that at least one tab (5), which can be mounted to at least one tab (10) in the slot (8), is provided on at least one side surface (4) or lower surface of the cover (1) in the seated state of the unit (A) into the said slot (8).
4. An electrical appliance according to claim 1 characterized in that the upper surface (3) of the display cover (1) is transparent.
5. An electrical appliance according to claim 4 characterized in that the upper surface (3) of the display cover (1) is made of acrylic material.
6. An electrical appliance according to claim 4 characterized in that the upper surface (3) of the display cover (1) is made of polycarbonate material.
7. An electrical appliance according to claim 1 characterized in that the upper surface (3) of the display cover (1) is opaque.
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8. An electrical appliance according to claim 1 characterized in that the surface- printed sheet (2) is made of acrylic material.
9. An electrical appliance according to claim 1 characterized in that the surface- printed sheet (2) is made of polycarbonate material.
10. An electrical appliance according to claim 1 characterized in that the adhesive that glues the sheet (2) to the upper surface (3) of the cover (1) is transparent.
11. An electrical appliance according to claim 1 characterized in that there are indicators (7) imprinted with various inscriptions and/or symbols, provided on the surface-printed sheet (2).
12. An electrical appliance according to claim 1 characterized in that the electronic control device comprises a light indicator.
13. An electrical appliance according to claim 1 characterized in that the electronic control device comprises a display.
14. An electrical appliance according to claim 1 characterized in that the electronic control device comprises a touch display.
15. An electrical appliance according to claim 1 characterized in that the electronic control device comprises touch sensitive button.
16. An electrical appliance according to claim 15 characterized in that the touch sensitive buttons are illuminated.
17. An electrical appliance according to claim 1 characterized in that the said slot (8) is located on the control panel of the electrical appliance.
18. An electrical appliance according to claim 1 characterized in that the upper surface (3) of the display cover (1) comprises at least one hole (1 1).
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Beschreibung  (OCR-Text kann Fehler enthalten)

DESCRIPTION

A DISPLAY UNIT FOR ELECTRICAL DOMESTIC APPLIANCES Technical Field

This invention relates to the display units used on electrical appliances.

Prior Art

The aesthetical features of the electrical appliances, particularly of the household white goods, play an important role in user preferences. For instance, one of the most visual components of the cooling devices, such as refrigerators, is the display on the control panel and the frame thereof. A high quality, aesthetic appearance can be achieved when In-Mold Decoration (IMD) is employed for manufacturing such control panels. However, use of this method results in an increase in the costs for these products. The published patent application US5227222 is an example where a display panel manufactured by the In-Mold Decoration (IMD) method is disclosed. The invention, the detailed description of which is below, discloses display units having the same visual characteristics, which are manufactured more cost effectively than the known In Mold Decoration (IMD).

Brief Description of the Invention

The electrical appliance of the invention comprises a display unit which has at least one display cover, a surface-printed sheet and an electronic control device. In the assembled state of the unit in the electrical appliance, the transparent surface-printed sheet is glued to the upper surface of the cover, the upper surface being transparent or opaque and the electronic control device being seated in the lower or inner portion of the cover. The unit is mounted on the slot on at least one side of the electrical appliance and, the upper surface of the surface-printed sheet is at the same level with the upper surface of the electrical appliance.

The objective of the Invention

The aim of this invention is to provide a display unit for electrical appliances. Another aim of the invention is to provide a display unit which is at the same level with the surface of the electrical appliance and which is aesthetically in harmony with the appliance surface.

A further aim of the invention is to provide an easy-to-manufacture, cheap and reliable display unit for electrical appliances.

Description of the Drawings

An exemplary display unit for the electrical appliance of the present invention is illustrated in the drawings wherein:

Figure 1 is the perspective view of the disassembled state of the display unit.

Figure 2 is the side sectional view of the display unit mounted on the appliance.

Figure 3 is an alternative view of the display unit.

The parts in the figures are individually enumerated and the corresponding meanings of the references are as follows.

Display unit (A)

Display cover (1)

Surface-printed sheet (2)

Upper surface (3)

Side surface (4)

Tab (5, 10)

Upper surface (6)

Indicator (7)

Slot (8)

Upper surface of the appliance (9)

Hole (11) Disclosure of the Invention

Figure 1 illustrates the disassembled state of the display unit (A) that is used on the electrical appliance of the invention. The display unit (A) comprises at least one display cover (1), a surface-printed sheet (2) and an electronic control device (not shown). In the assembled state of the unit (A), the transparent surface-printed sheet (2) is glued to the upper surface (3) of the cover (1), and the electronic control device being seated in the lower or inner portion of the cover (1). The unit (A) is seated into the slot which is allocated for the unit on the electrical appliance (not shown).

For the unit (A) to be used on the electrical appliance of the invention, a slot (8) (illustrated in Figure 2), having a size and form that receives only the unit (A), is provided on at least one surface (preferably on the control panel) of the appliance. When the unit (A) is mounted on the said slot (8), the upper surface (6) of the surface-printed sheet (2) is leveled with the upper surface (9) of the appliance. Since the surface-printed sheet (2) completely (without leaving any space) covers the slot opening on the appliance surface (9), visual continuity and aesthetic integrity can be achieved over the surface (9) of the appliance.

There is at least one tab (5) provided on at least one side surface (4) or the lower surface of the cover (1) (tab is illustrated on the side surface (4) in the drawings). When the unit (A) is seated into the slot (8), the said tab (5) resiliently snaps into at least one tab (10) in the slot (8) (illustrated in Figure 2), ensuring that the unit (A) is fastened into the slot (8).

The upper surface (3) of the display cover (1) has such a transparency (for instance, of acrylic or polycarbonate material) to allow the above mentioned electronic control device to be viewed. Similarly, the surface-printed sheet is transparent, too (for instance, of acrylic or polycarbonate material). Alternatively, the upper surface (3) of the display cover (1) may be opaque. In this case, there are holes (1 1) (shown in Figure 3) provided on the upper surface (3) so that the light can reach the indicators on the surface-printed sheet (2).

In addition, the adhesive material that glues the surface-printed sheet (2) to the upper surface (3) is transparent as well. Indicators (7), which are imprinted with various inscriptions and/or symbols, are provided on the surface-printed sheet (2). These indicators (7) facilitate (as a light indicator or a lighting display) visual indication of the programmed functions of the electronic control device to the user. In the case the electronic control device comprises a touch sensitive button (preferably illuminated) or a touch display, it is ensured that the user can enter commands just by touching the indicators (7).

Thanks to the display unit developed, a product, which is manufactured more cost effectively than the known display units manufactured by In Mold Decoration (IMD) technique while having the same visual characteristics, is obtained.

Patentzitate
Zitiertes PatentEingetragen Veröffentlichungsdatum Antragsteller Titel
EP1489362A2 *2. März 200422. Dez. 2004CANDY S.p.A.Door for household appliance
US522722221. Jan. 199213. Juli 1993Alps Electric Co., Ltd.In-mold decorated illumination panel
US6267072 *3. Nov. 199531. Juli 2001Nippondenso Co., Ltd.Indicating instrument
US20100218565 *25. Nov. 20082. Sept. 2010BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbHLight emitting diode display module set and washing device comprising the same
US20100219958 *17. Mai 20102. Sept. 2010Touchsensor Technologies, LlcIntelligent shelving system
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Klassifizierungen
Internationale KlassifikationG09F13/06, D06F39/00, F25D29/00, G09F13/10, A47L15/42
UnternehmensklassifikationF25D29/005, F25D2400/361, G09F2023/0033, G09F2003/0272, F25D23/02, G09F2003/0279, G09F13/10, G09F13/06
Europäische KlassifikationG09F13/06, G09F13/10
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