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HAND DRYER DYNAMIC DISPLAY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009412D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 79K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Leo Patrick Gray: AUTHOR

Abstract

A dynamic display is integrated into the housing of a hand-dryer. This will provide current "on-line" information to the hand-dryer's user.

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MOIOF101A Technical Developments

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HAND DRYER DYNAMIC DISPLAY

by Leo Patrick Gray

ABSTRACT

  A dynamic display is integrated into the housing of a hand-dryer. This will provide current "on-line" information to the hand-dryer's user.

INTRODUCTION

  This paper describes the application of informa- tion display technology in a universal appliance, namely a hand dryer.

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED

  The demand for current and accurate informa- tion sources is not confined to location. However, it is often difficult to get up-to-date information to people who are on the move.

People who are, for example, moving around

one or more sites belonging to a large company, or who are driving on a motorway, may not have easy access to information which would be of great use to them. A driver on a motorway may lack recep- tion equipment within his/her vehicle that can warn of congestion or of a road closure ahead.

PROPOSED SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM

  The solution proposed in this paper is to incor- porate a dynamic information display device into the housing of a hand dryer. A waterproof digital alphanumeric display unit in the top of the hand dryer housing would be provided. This would be positioned so as to be clearly visible to the user of the hand-dryer.

  The display unit would be connected via local or wide area network to a custom designed data source depending on the location of the hand dryer. There would be an option to include a wireless receiver using paging infrastructure and technolo...