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Method and apparatus for autonomous laundry program cognition of laundry machines

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248794D
Publication Date: 2017-Jan-12
Document File: 4 page(s) / 68K

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Abstract

This disclosure provides method and apparatus to autonomously find laundry program for multiple laundry items for a user. The main advantages are: 1. By employing embedded intelligent system and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) devices in the laundry machine, this disclosure enables users to directly put multiple laundry items into the machine at once before the appropriate laundry program is automatically selected. 2. For users using legacy laundry machine with a smart phone, this disclosure discloses methods to understand the printed care tags of the laundry item, and give suggestions of the laundry program and instructions to control the machine. 3. This invention discloses apparatus and method to convert and store laundry information from printed care tags images into button like RFID tag.

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Method and apparatus for autonomous laundry program cognition of laundry machines

Today, laundry machines are more sophisticated and become difficult to use. Especially users need to set laundry mode, water temperature, spinning speed, etc. Sometimes, users could find difficulties to understand care tags; or users tend to ignore them. Users have to carefully figure out the appropriate laundry program for a basket of items. This disclosure aims to autonomously find laundry program for a number of laundry items.

This disclosure provides method and apparatus to autonomously find laundry program for multiple laundry items for a user .

1. Use mobile phone and embed intelligent system to recognise care tags

2. Use camera and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) writer to convert and store laundry information from printed care tags images into button like RFID tag

3. Mobile only solution: laundry program suggestions for a basket of laundry items

4. Embedded intelligent system: automatic laundry program cognition – automatic set laundry program for a basket of laundry items

5. Functions and main solution procedures:

– A. Laundry program suggestions/auto-settings

– B. Laundry Tag Storage Steps:

• Step 1: Understand laundry items

• Step 2: Store laundry tag

• Step 3: Manual attachment

– C. Laundry Program Cognition Steps:

• Step 1: Understand laundry items

• Step 2: Laundry program cognition

This disclosure provides method and apparatus to autonomously find laundry program for multiple laundry items for a user . The main advantages are:

1. By employing embedded intelligent system and RFID devices in the laundry machine, this disclosure enables users to directly put

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multiple laundry items into the machine at once before the appropriate laundry program is automatically selected.

2. For users using legacy laundry machine with a smart phone, this disclosure discloses methods to understand the printed care tags of the laundry item, and give suggestions of the laundry program and instructions to control the machine.

3. This invention discloses apparatus and method to convert and store laundry information from printed care tags images into button like RFID tag.

This invention discloses two types of operational work flow: a) mobile-only laundry program suggestion, and b) embedded intelligent system based laundry program automation.

A) mobile-only laundry program suggestions

In the configuration phrase, a user needs to input machine type and user preferences informa...