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Publication numberCN1375674 A
Publication typeApplication
Application numberCN 01111288
Publication date23 Oct 2002
Filing date16 Mar 2001
Priority date16 Mar 2001
Also published asCN1178037C
Publication number01111288.3, CN 01111288, CN 1375674 A, CN 1375674A, CN-A-1375674, CN01111288, CN01111288.3, CN1375674 A, CN1375674A
Inventors卢永薰, 金光春, 赵晋彻
ApplicantLg电子株式会社
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: SIPO, Espacenet
Internet refrigerator and its operation method
CN 1375674 A
Abstract
The internet refrigerator comprises modem using Internet to make data communication with remote communication device; first control portion for controlling formation unit of refrigerator; touch screen for producing key control signal according to the touch of user; second control portion for responsing key control signal coming from touch screen and key control signal coming from remote communication device and controlling other units of refrigerator including first control portion; display portion for displaying required information under the control of second control portion; and connectingdevice for connecting refrigerator with Internet. Its operation method uses the internal information of Internet refrigerator and information from external communication device, and can implement thefamily automation using kitchen as centre.
Claims(30)  translated from Chinese
1.一种因特网电冰箱,包括:电冰箱控制部分,用于控制电冰箱的构成单元;触摸屏,用于按照用户的选择,提供与电冰箱本身的操作有关的键控信号和用于与因特网进行通信的键控信号;远程控制器,用于按照用户的选择,远程提供与电冰箱本身的操作有关的键控信号和用于与因特网进行通信的键控信号;显示部分,配置在电冰箱的外壁上,用于响应于来自触摸屏的键控信号和通过因特网来自外部装置的键控信号显示与电冰箱本身的操作有关的信息和从因特网获得的信息;主控制部分,用于响应于来自触摸屏的键控信号和来自因特网的键控信号以及来自远程控制器的键控信号,与电冰箱控制部分和因特网进行双向通信并控制显示部分;专用通信控制部分,用于管理电冰箱控制部分与主控制部分之间的双向通信;和调制解调器,利用在因特网与主控制部分之间进行双向通信的专用通信线路,连接在因特网与主控制部分之间。 An Internet refrigerator, comprising: a refrigerator control section for controlling the component elements of the refrigerator; a touch screen for user's option, to provide the refrigerator operation itself and a key signal associated with the Internet communicating the key signal; remote controller for selection by the user, the remote operation provided with the refrigerator itself associated key signal and a key signal for communication with the Internet; a display portion disposed in a refrigerator the outer wall, in response to a key signal from a touch screen and a key signal over the Internet to display information from an external device and the information obtained from the Internet relating to the operation of the refrigerator itself; the main control section, in response to from key signal and a key signal from the Internet as well as the key signal from the remote controller of the touch screen, and the control section and the Internet refrigerator bidirectional communication and controls the display section; dedicated communication control section, and control section for managing refrigerator two-way communication between the main control section; and a modem, between the Internet and the use of the main control part dedicated communication line bidirectional communication connection between the Internet and the main control section.
2.如权利要求1的因特网电冰箱,还包括:麦克风,与主控制部分连接,用于与因特网进行声音通信;扬声器,用于在主控制部分的控制下,按照电冰箱本身的操作和通过电冰箱使用因特网输出声音信息;电子笔,用于通过用户的操纵,在触摸屏上涂画上要求的信息;和存储器,用于在主控制部分的控制下,存储需要的文本、声音、和图像信息,并输出存储的信息。 2. The Internet refrigerator according to claim 1, further comprising: a microphone connected to the main control section for sound communication with the Internet; a speaker, under control of the main control section, in accordance with the operation of the refrigerator itself and by Refrigerator output voice information using the Internet; electronic pen, for manipulation by the user, the information requested on the touch screen painting on; and a memory, under control of the main control section, the storage needs of text, sound, images, and information and output information is stored.
3.如权利要求1的因特网电冰箱,其中存储于存储器中的声音、文本和图像信息是由用户准备的信息,或通过因特网从服务供应商提供的音乐文件或活动图像。 Internet refrigerator according to claim 1, wherein the sound stored in memory, the text and image information is information prepared by the user, or music files or moving image provided via the Internet from the service provider.
4.如权利要求1的因特网电冰箱,还包括通过导线与主控制部分连接的键盘,用于对主控制部分提供按照用户选择的用于操作电冰箱本身的键控信号和用于与因特网进行通信的键控信号。 The Internet refrigerator according to claim 1, further comprising a wire connected with the main control section via a keyboard, provided for the main control section according to a user selected for operating the refrigerator itself and a key signal for use with the Internet key signal communication.
5.如权利要求1的因特网电冰箱,其中专用通信线路是RS232。 5. The Internet refrigerator according to claim 1, wherein the dedicated communication line is RS232.
6.如权利要求1的因特网电冰箱,其中在主控制部分与外部装置之间通过因特网发送/接收的信息包括用于通知电冰箱操作状态的信号、相应于电冰箱用户手册的信号、相应于有关存储于电冰箱中的食品的信息的信号、相应于烹饪信息的信号、相应于健康菜单信息的信号、相应于消息的信号、相应于备忘录信息的信号、相应于时间表管理的信号、相应于声音和图像信息的信号、电视广播信号、MPEG信号、信号、涉及电冰箱售后服务的信号、外部控制电冰箱操作的信号、相应于现时信息的信号、相应于库存信息的信号和用于因特网操作的信号。 6. The Internet refrigerator according to claim 1, wherein between the main control section and the external apparatus via the Internet transmission / reception of information including the operation state notification signal for refrigerators, refrigerator corresponding to the user manual of the signal, corresponding to the For the signal stored in the refrigerator in the food information, a signal corresponding to the cooking information, menu information corresponding to the health signal, corresponding to the message signal, a signal corresponding to the memo information, a signal corresponding to the schedule management, the corresponding to the signal sound and image information, the television broadcast signal, MPEG signal, signal, signal related to service the refrigerator, the refrigerator operation external control signal, the signal corresponding to the present information, inventory information corresponding to the signal and for Internet signal operation.
7.如权利要求6所述的因特网电冰箱,其中外部装置是个人计算机、蜂窝式电话机、有线电话机和PCS。 7. The Internet refrigerator according to claim 6, wherein the external device is a personal computer, cellular telephone, wired telephone and PCS.
8.如权利要求1所述的因特网电冰箱,其中显示部分是LCD板,触摸屏整体设置于LCD板屏幕上。 1 according to the Internet refrigerator as claimed in claim wherein the display section is an LCD panel, a touch screen integrally provided on the LCD panel screen.
9.如权利要求1所述的因特网电冰箱,其中触摸屏包括;用于在家庭成员中传递备忘录功能的消息键;访问活动图像的MPEC3键;访问因特网的因特网键;撑握有关电冰箱中的食品信息的食品键;访问包括现时信息的一般信息的信息键;访问图像和照片信息的照片键;时间表键,用于编排如特殊纪念日、重要约会日和电话号码表之类的信息;和操作电冰箱的操作键。 9. The Internet refrigerator according to claim 1, wherein the touchscreen includes; means for transmitting a message memo function key in family members; moving image MPEC3 access key; internet key to access the Internet; hold grip about the refrigerator access to existing information, including information on key general information;; timetable for key information, such as a special anniversary for the choreography, important appointment date and phone numbers and the like; food key food information access information, images and photos photos bond; and operation of the operation key refrigerator.
10.如权利要求9所述的因特网电冰箱,其中各键包括在相应的子窗口中的校正键、删除键和书写键。 10. The Internet refrigerator according to claim 9, wherein each key includes a correction key in the corresponding sub-window, the delete key and writing key.
11.如权利要求9所述的因特网电冰箱,其中消息键配置在显示部分的屏幕上的子窗口中,消息键包括选择输入消息的输入键,和选择输出消息的输出键。 11. The Internet refrigerator according to claim 9, wherein the message keys arranged in the sub-window on the display portion of the screen, the message including keys to select the input message input key, and to select the output of the output message key.
12.如权利要求11所述的因特网电冰箱,其中输入键配置在相应于消息输入的子窗口中,包括可视消息键、用于输入文本消息的文本消息键、用于输入新消息的新消息键、和用于保留某些书写图像的保留键。 12. The new Internet refrigerator according to claim 11, wherein the input keys are arranged corresponding to the message input sub-window includes a visual message keys for entering a text message text message keys for inputting a new message message key, and for the retention of certain key writing image retention.
13.如权利要求9所述的因特网电冰箱,其中时间表键配置在显示部分屏幕上的子窗口中,包括以日为单位要求输入/输出信息的日键、以月为单位要求输入/输出信息的月键、和以年为单位要求输入/输出信息的年键。 13. The Internet refrigerator according to claim 9, wherein the schedule display keys arranged in the sub-window on the portion of the screen, including the requirements in units of days input / output information of date keys, in units of months require input / output May key information, and on an annual basis in the key requirements input / output information.
14.如权利要求13所述的因特网电冰箱,其中时间表键包括在日历上标记纪念日的纪念日键、标记生日的生日键、和标记特殊日子的特殊日键。 14. The Internet refrigerator according to claim 13, wherein the schedule, including key mark on the calendar key anniversaries anniversary, marking the birthday key birthday, and mark the special day key special day.
15.如权利要求1所述的因特网电冰箱,其中在主控制部分的控制下在显示部分上显示的信息包括文本信息和图像信息。 15. The Internet refrigerator according to claim 1, wherein the information under the control of the main control section on the display portion includes the text information and image information.
16.一种操作因特网电冰箱的方法,该因特网电冰箱具有键输入装置、显示装置和因特网连接装置,该方法包括下列步骤:(a)检测用户从键输入装置输入和通过因特网连接装置从外部装置输入的键控信号;(b)如果检测的键控信号涉及电冰箱本身的操作,那么响应于该键控信号,控制电冰箱的构成单元;(c)如果检测的键控信号是显示第一信息的信号,那么响应于该键控信号,通过显示装置显示来自电冰箱本身和来自外部装置的第一信息;(d)如果检测的键控信号是通过因特网连接装置把第二信息传送到外部装置的信号,那么响应于该键控信号,把电冰箱的第二信息传送到外部装置;(e)如果检测的键控信号是在存储器中存储第三信息的信号,那么响应于该键控信号,在电冰箱的存储器中存储来自电冰箱本身和通过因特网连接装置来自外部装置的第三信息。 16. A method of operating an Internet refrigerator, the Internet refrigerator having a key input means, display means and the Internet connection device, the method comprising the steps of: (a) detecting a user input from the key input means and the connecting means from the outside through the Internet key signal input means; (b) if the key signal detection operation involving refrigerator itself, then in response to the key signal, the control unit constituting the refrigerator; (c) if the key signal is detected Showing page a signal information, then the response to the key signal, by the display means displays the first information from the refrigerator itself and from an external device; (d) if the key signal detection means is connected via the Internet to transmit information to the second signal from an external device, then the response to the key signal, transmits the second information to an external device refrigerator; (e) if the key signal is a signal detected by the third information stored in the memory, then the response to the key control signal, from storage refrigerator itself and the third information through the Internet connection apparatus from the external apparatus in the refrigerator in the memory.
17.如权利要求16所述的方法,其中键输入装置是附着于电冰箱上的键盘、整体形成于显示装置屏幕上的触摸屏、和远程控制器。 17. The method of claim 16, wherein the key input means is attached to the keyboard on the refrigerator, integrally formed on the display screen on the touch screen device, and the remote controller.
18.如权利要求16所述的方法,其中在步骤(a),涉及电冰箱本身操作的键控信号包括用于开/关电冰箱的电源的信号、用于调节电冰箱中温度的信号、和用于确定电冰箱的状态或把电冰箱的状态转换为冷藏状态或冷冻状态的信号。 18. The method of claim 16, wherein in step (a), relates to the operation of the refrigerator itself comprises a key signal for opening / closing the refrigerator power signal, for adjusting the temperature of the refrigerator in the signal, and means for determining the state or the state of the refrigerator of the refrigerator into a signal refrigerated state or a frozen state.
19.如权利要求16所述的方法,其中步骤8包括下列步骤:如果用于显示的键控信号是涉及手册的键控信号,那么在显示装置的屏幕上显示电冰箱的结构;放大或显示用户从电冰箱结构中选择的构成单元;和显示有关用户选择的电冰箱构成单元的操作、功能和其部分。 19. The method of claim 16, wherein step 8 comprises the steps of: if the key signal for the key signal is related to the manual display, the display structure of the refrigerator on the screen of the display device; amplifying or display constituent units selected by the user from the refrigerator structure; and display information about the user to select refrigerator constituent units, functional and portions thereof.
20.如权利要求16所述的方法,还包括下列步骤:如果在步骤(d)和(e)键控信号是涉及消息输入/输出和备忘录的信号,那么确认已要求相应于消息和备忘录的第二信息和第三信息的用户的资格;和如果许可用户资格,那么从外部装置输入相应于消息和备忘录的第二信息和第三信息,或把它们输出给电冰箱或通过因特网连接装置从电冰箱输出到外部装置。 20. The method of claim 16, further comprising the steps: If step (d) and (e) the key signal is a signal message input / output and memos involved, then verify that the request corresponding to the messages and memos second and third user information, eligibility information; and if qualified licensed users, so input from an external device corresponding to the messages and memos second information and third information, or output them to the refrigerator, or through the Internet connection device from Refrigerator output to an external device.
21.如权利要求20所述的方法,其中相应于消息和备忘录的第二信息和第三信息包括文本信息、声音信息和图像信息。 21. The method of claim 20, wherein the corresponding message and the second information and the third memorandum information including text information, audio information and image information.
22.如权利要求16所述的方法,其中在步骤(e),将要存储于存储器中的第三信息是用户声音、由用户私人准备的活动图像、和通过因特网由程序供应商提供的声音、音乐文件、或活动图像中之一。 22. The method of claim 16, wherein in step (e), to be stored in a memory of the third information is the user's voice, moving image prepared by the user private, and voice over the Internet provided by the vendor, music files, or the activity of the image.
23.如权利要求16所述的方法,其中在步骤(d),按照用户的选择将要通过因特网从存储器传送到外部装置的第二信息是用户声音、由用户私人准备的活动图像、和通过因特网由程序供应商提供的声音、音乐文件、或活动图像中之一。 23. The method of claim 16, wherein in step (d), in accordance with the user's selection will be transferred to the second information through the Internet from the external memory device is the user's voice, moving image prepared by the user private, and via the Internet Sound provided by the vendor, music files, or one of the activities in the image.
24.如权利要求16所述的方法,其中在步骤(e),按照用户的选择,在显示装置上实时显示第三信息,和同时在存储器中存储该第三信息。 24. The method of claim 16, wherein in step (e), in accordance with the user's selection, the real-time display on the display device a third message, and simultaneously storing the third information in a memory.
25.如权利要求16所述的方法,其中在步骤(e),要存储在存储器中的第三信息是用户存储于存储器中的有关存储于电冰箱的食品的信息、考虑到营养和健康由用户私人准备的烹饪信息和菜单信息、和通过因特网从程序供应商提供的考虑到节食和健康的烹饪信息和菜单信息。 25. The method of claim 16, wherein in step (e), the third information to be stored in the memory is information about the user store food stored in the memory in the refrigerator, by taking into account the nutritional and health cooking and menu information users' private information to prepare, and consider the programs offered by the Internet providers to dieting and healthy cooking information and menu information.
26.如权利要求16所述的方法,其中在步骤(c)、(d)和(e),第一到第三信息是相应于约会日和大事日的有关个人和家庭时间表的信息。 26. The method of claim 16, wherein in step (c), (d) and (e), the first to the third information corresponding to the appointment date and event date information about personal and family schedules.
27.如权利要求16所述的方法,其中在步骤(e),第三信息由电冰箱的供应商提供,并是预先存储于存储器中的电冰箱用户手册的更新版本。 27. The method of claim 16, wherein in step (e), the third information provided by suppliers of refrigerators, and is stored in advance in memory an updated version of the refrigerator to the user manual.
28.如权利要求16所述的方法,其中在步骤(c)、(d)和(e),第一到第三信息是在电冰箱与服务中心之间有关因特网售后服务的信息。 28. The method of 16, wherein in step (c), (d) and (e), the first to third information between the refrigerator and the service center information relating to the Internet service claim.
29.如权利要求28所述的方法,其中第一信息是用于安装在电冰箱中的传感器的故障、压缩机故障和电冰箱其它元件故障的诊断信息,第二信息是将要发送给服务中心的有关传感器、压缩机和其它元件当前状态的信息,第三信息是根据元件的当前状态来自服务中心的有关诊断结果的信息。 29. The method of claim 28, wherein the first information is diagnostic information for fault sensor installed in a refrigerator, the refrigerator compressor failure and other component failure, the second information is to be transmitted to the service center information about the sensor, compressors and other components of the current state of information is based on the current state of the third component of the diagnostic information about the results from the service center.
30.如权利要求16所述的方法,其中显示的第一信息是有关电冰箱冷冻室的当前温度、冷藏室的当前温度、电冰箱的门开/关状态、电冰箱压缩机的开/关状态、和更换电冰箱过滤器的时间的信息。 30. The method of claim 16, wherein the first information is displayed is the current temperature of the freezer compartment of the refrigerator concerned, the current temperature of the refrigerator compartment, the refrigerator door opening / closing state, the refrigerator compressor on / off state, and a refrigerator filter replacement time information.
Description  translated from Chinese
因特网电冰箱及其操作方法 Internet refrigerator and method of operation

本发明涉及因特网电冰箱和操作因特网电冰箱的方法,特别涉及可与外部通信装置进行数据通信的因特网电冰箱及其操作方法。 The present invention relates to the Internet refrigerator and method of operation of the Internet refrigerator, and more particularly to the Internet can be performed refrigerator and method of operating a data communication with the external communication means.

通常,电冰箱包括主体、用于存储冷冻食品的冷冻室、用于冷藏食品的冷藏室、用于使冷冻室和冷藏室冷却的压缩机、和包括微型计算机的控制电路。 Typically, the refrigerator includes a main body, for storing frozen food freezer compartment, a refrigerator compartment for frozen food, so that the freezer and refrigerator for cooling the compressor, and a control circuit including a microcomputer. 电冰箱是基本上用于厨房的家用电器,其尺寸正逐渐变大。 Basically household appliances for the kitchen refrigerator, and its size is gradually increased.

安放电冰箱的厨房空间不仅是随着现代生活习惯改变的饮食生活的简单空间。 Placed refrigerator kitchen space is not only a simple space with modern lifestyle change eating habits. 在厨房中,家庭成员不仅进餐,并且还在一起交谈。 In the kitchen, the family members not only eating, and also with the conversation. 即,厨房正在变为家庭中的主要生活空间。 That is, the kitchen is becoming the home of the main living space. 因此,要求作为厨房空间中核心单元并且尺寸变大的电冰箱能提供各种娱乐、远程控制功能和其它服务功能。 Therefore, the required space in the kitchen as the core unit and larger size refrigerators can provide a variety of entertainment, remote control and other services.

最普通的电冰箱仅仅具有本身的电冰箱功能,而不能提供娱乐、远程控制功能和其它服务功能。 The most common refrigerator refrigerator having only the function itself, and can not provide entertainment, remote control and other services. 例如,为了有效地使用电冰箱,用户应该查阅手册,但对于一般用户来说难以准确地理解手册的内容。 For example, in order to effectively use the refrigerator, the user should consult the manual, but for the average user is difficult to accurately understand the contents of the manual. 结果,普通的电冰箱存在用户为了准确地使用其电冰箱而分别询问服务中心的缺点。 As a result, ordinary refrigerator disadvantage users in order to accurately use their refrigerators and inquiry service centers, respectively.

因此,本发明涉及基本上可克服因现有技术的局限和不足引起的几个问题的因特网电冰箱和操作因特网电冰箱的方法。 Accordingly, the present invention relates to substantially overcome the limitations of the prior art and several problems caused by the lack of the Internet refrigerator and method of operation of the Internet refrigerator.

本发明的目的在于提供能够远程控制电冰箱的因特网电冰箱及其操作方法。 Object of the present invention to provide a refrigerator capable of remotely controlling an Internet refrigerator and method of operation.

本发明的另一个目的在于提供具有娱乐功能的因特网电冰箱及其操作方法。 Another object of the present invention to provide a method of operating an Internet refrigerator having its entertainment features.

本发明的另一个目的在于提供一种因特网电冰箱及其操作方法,该因特网电冰箱除其本身的电冰箱功能之外还对用户提供附加的其它服务。 Another object of the present invention is to provide a refrigerator and method of operating the Internet, the Internet refrigerator in addition to its own refrigerator feature also provides the user the addition of other services.

将在下面的说明中提出本发明的附加特征和优点,这些附加特征和优点通过描述将部分明了,或通过本发明的实施来了解。 The present invention is made in the following description of additional features and advantages, these additional features and advantages will be part apparent from the description, or by the practice of the present invention to understand. 通过在书写的说明书和权利要求书以及附图中特别指出的结构,将实现和获得本发明的目的和其它优点。 By the written description and claims hereof as well as the structure particularly pointed out in the drawings, will be realized and attained object and other advantages of the present invention.

为了实现按照本发明目的的这些和其它优点,作为概要和概括的描述,因特网电冰箱包括电冰箱控制部分,用于控制电冰箱的所有构成单元;触摸屏,用于按照用户的选择,提供与电冰箱本身的操作有关的键控信号和与因特网进行通信的键控信号;远程控制器,按照用户的选择,远程提供与电冰箱本身的操作有关的键控信号和与因特网进行通信的键控信号;显示部分,配置在电冰箱的外壁上,用于响应于来自触摸屏的键控信号和通过因特网来自外部装置的键控信号显示与电冰箱本身的操作有关的信号和从因特网获得的信息;主控制部分,用于响应于来自触摸屏的键控信号和来自因特网的键控信号以及来自远程控制器的键控信号,与电冰箱控制部分和因特网进行双向通信并控制显示部分;专用通信控制部分,用于管理电冰箱控制部分与主控制部分之间的双向通信;和利用专用通信线路连接在因特网与主控制部分之间的因特网连接装置,用于在因特网与主控制部分之间进行双向通信。 To achieve these and other advantages, as embodied and broadly described in accordance with the purpose of the present invention, including the Internet refrigerator refrigerator control section for controlling all of the constituent elements of the refrigerator; a touch screen for user's option, to provide electrical operation of the refrigerator itself key signal associated with the Internet and the key signal for communication; remote controller, according to a user's selection, the remote operation of the refrigerator itself provided with a key signal and associated key signal to communicate with the Internet ; display portion disposed on the outer wall of the refrigerator, in response to a key signal from a touch screen and a key signal over the Internet to display signals from an external device and information obtained from the Internet relating to the operation of the refrigerator itself; Main control section, in response to a key signal from a touch screen and a key signal and the key signal from the Internet from a remote controller, and the control section and the Internet refrigerator bidirectional communication and controls the display section; dedicated communication control section, Refrigerator for managing two-way communication with the control section between the main control section; and the use of private communication lines connected to the Internet and Internet connection device between the main control section, for switching between the Internet and the main control section bidirectional communication.

在本发明的另一个方案中,提供操作因特网电冰箱的方法,该方法包括下列步骤:检测用户从键输入装置输入和通过因特网连接装置从外部装置输入的键控信号;如果检测键控信号涉及电冰箱本身的操作,那么响应于该键控信号,控制电冰箱的构成单元;如果检测键控信号是显示第一信息的信号,那么响应于该键控信号,通过显示装置显示来自电冰箱本身和来自外部装置的第一信息;如果检测键控信号是通过因特网连接装置把第二信息传送到外部装置的信号,那么响应于该键控信号,把电冰箱的第二信息传送到外部装置;如果检测键控信号是在存储器中存储第三信息的信号,那么响应于该键控信号,在电冰箱的存储器中存储来自电冰箱本身和通过因特网连接装置来自外部装置的第三信息。 In another aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method of operating an Internet refrigerator, the method comprising the steps of: detecting a user key signal input from the key input means and via the Internet connection device from the external device input; if the key signal detection involves Refrigerator operation itself, then in response to the key signal, the control unit constituting the refrigerator; if the key signal is a signal detecting the first information is displayed, then the response to the key signal, the display means displays by itself from the refrigerator and the first information from the external device; if the key signal is detected to transmit the second information to the external device connecting means a signal through the Internet, then in response to the key signal, transmits the second information to an external apparatus refrigerator; If the detected key signal is stored in a memory of the third information signal, then in response to the key signal, stored in the refrigerator in the memory from the refrigerator via the Internet connection device itself and the third information from the external device.

如上所述,由于按照本发明的电冰箱具有因特网功能,因而使用外部通信装置从远处仅通过简单地输入键控信号,用户便可确认有关电冰箱本身的操作状态和存储于电冰箱中的食品的信息。 As described above, since the refrigerator according to the present invention has an Internet function, thus the use of the external communication apparatus from a distance by simply keying signal input, the user can confirm the information only about the operating state of the refrigerator itself and stored in the refrigerator food information. 此外,通过配置于因特网电冰箱上的显示装置,用户可观看来自外部数据库的图像。 In addition, you can configure the display device on the Internet refrigerator, the user can view the images from an external database.

按照本发明的因特网电冰箱,用户还可利用外部通信装置控制电冰箱的操作。 Internet refrigerator according to the present invention, the user can also use an external communication means for controlling operation of the refrigerator. 此外,用户可进行预先时间表安排,和对用户提供各种各样的服务。 In addition, users can pre-schedule arrangements, and provide a variety of services to users.

附图展示本发明的实施例,用于对本发明提供进一步的理解,并包含于说明书中和构成本说明书的一部分,附图连同说明书一起用于解释本发明的原理。 The drawings shows an embodiment of the present invention, the present invention provides for a further understanding, and contained in the specification and constitute a part of this specification, the drawings together with the description serve to explain the principles of the invention.

附图中:图1展示按照本发明的因特网电冰箱和与因特网电冰箱连接的外部通信装置的方框图。 In the drawings: Figure 1 shows a block diagram of the Internet refrigerator according to the present invention and an external communication device connected to the Internet refrigerator.

图2展示在窗口环境中触摸屏50的键。 Figure 2 shows the touch screen in a windowing environment key 50.

图3展示按照消息键的子窗口中的键。 Figure 3 shows the key messages in accordance with sub-window button.

图4展示按照消息键的又一个子窗口中的键。 Figure 4 shows the message key according to another sub-window button.

图5展示按照时间表键的触摸以日为单位的子窗口。 Figure 5 shows a touch key according to a schedule in units of days of the child window.

图6展示按照时间表键的触摸以月为单位的子窗口。 Figure 6 shows a touch key according to a schedule in units of months child window.

图7展示按照电视广播键的子窗口屏幕。 7 shows a sub-window screen in accordance with television broadcast keys.

图8展示按照图2的食品键的触摸的子窗口屏幕。 8 shows a sub-window screen in accordance with the key of Figure 2 food touch.

图9展示按照图2的信息键的触摸显示的子窗口屏幕。 9 shows a sub-window screen according to the information of the touch keys displayed in Figure 2.

图10展示按照图9的子窗口屏幕上的手册键的触摸显示的又一个子窗口屏幕。 10 shows a manual key according to FIG child window on a touch screen 9 and a sub-window display screen.

图11展示由图9的子窗口屏幕上的子信息键的触摸选择的又一个子窗口。 Figure 11 shows the sub-information on the sub-window key 9 touch screen to select another sub-window.

图12展示按照本发明的操作因特网电冰箱的方法流程图。 Figure 12 shows a flowchart of the Internet refrigerator according to the operation method of the present invention.

图13展示按照本发明第一实施例的操作因特网电冰箱的方法流程图。 Operating method for an Internet refrigerator according to the present invention, FIG 13 shows a first embodiment of a flowchart.

图14展示按照本发明第二实施例的操作因特网电冰箱的方法流程图。 14 shows a method of operating an Internet refrigerator according to a second embodiment of the present invention is a flow chart.

图15展示按照本发明第三实施例的操作因特网电冰箱执行多媒体功能的方法流程图。 Figure 15 shows a flowchart of a method of operating an Internet refrigerator according to the third embodiment of the present invention perform multimedia functions.

现在将详细说明其实例展示于附图中的本发明的优选实施例。 Examples thereof will now be described in detail in the drawings is shown in a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

下面,参照附图说明本发明的实施例。 Referring to the drawings illustrate embodiments of the present invention.

图1展示按照本发明的因特网电冰箱和与因特网电冰箱连接的外部通信装置的方框图。 Figure 1 shows a block diagram of the Internet refrigerator according to the present invention and an external communication device connected to the Internet refrigerator.

参照图1,因特网电冰箱包括电冰箱微型计算机10、专用通信微型计算机20、主微型计算机30、因特网连接装置40、触摸屏50、远程控制器60、红外线(IR)接收部分70、存储器80、摄像机90、调谐器100、扬声器110和液晶显示器(LCD)120。 Referring to Figure 1, an Internet refrigerator refrigerator including a microcomputer 10, a dedicated communication microcomputer 20, the main microcomputer 30, the Internet connection device 40, the touch screen 50, the remote controller 60, infrared (IR) receiving portion 70, a memory 80, the camera 90, a tuner 100, a speaker 110 and a liquid crystal display (LCD) 120. 图1中,外部通信装置是蜂窝式电话机130、局线电话机140、服务中心150、信息供应商160、个人计算机170、麦克风180和键盘190。 1, the external communication device is a cellular telephone 130, telephone office line 140, the service center 150, the information provider 160, the personal computer 170, a microphone 180 and a keyboard 190.

电冰箱微型计算机10用于控制因特网电冰箱的基本构成单元,专用通信微型计算机20用于控制主微型计算机30与电冰箱微型计算机10之间的通信。 Refrigerator microcomputer 10 for controlling the Internet refrigerator basic structural units, private communication microcomputer 20 for controlling the main microcomputer 30 and the refrigerator between 10 micro-computer communication. 此时,采用如RS232之类的专用通信线路用于把主微型计算机30连接到专用通信微型计算机20上,和把电冰箱微型计算机10连接到专用通信微型计算机20上。 In this case, using a dedicated communication line such as RS232 and the like for the main microcomputer 30 is connected to a dedicated communication microcomputer 20, and the refrigerator microcomputer 10 is connected to a dedicated communication on the microcomputer 20. 触摸屏50装在LCD 120的屏幕上,并按照用户的选择提供与电冰箱本身的操作有关的键控信号和用于与因特网进行通信的键控信号。 Key signal 50 is mounted on the touch screen 120 of the LCD screen, and provides the refrigerator according to the selected user related to the operation itself and a key signal with the Internet for communication. 远程控制器60按照用户的选择远程提供与电冰箱本身的控制有关的键控信号和与因特网进行通信的键控信号。 Key signal in accordance with the remote controller 60 to select the remote control provides the user with the refrigerator itself and associated keying signal communication with the Internet. LCD 120装在电冰箱的外壁上,响应于来自触摸屏50的键控信号和通过因特网来自外部通信装置的键控信号,显示与电冰箱本身的操作有关的信息和通过因特网从外部通信装置130-170接收的信息。 LCD 120 mounted on the outer wall of the refrigerator, in response to the key signal from the touch screen 50 and the key signal from the Internet through an external communication device, and the display operation of the refrigerator itself and related information from the external communication apparatus through the Internet 130- 170 received information. 主微型计算机30通过因特网与电冰箱微型计算机10和外部通信装置130-170进行双向通信。 The main microcomputer 30 and a two-way communication through the external communication means 10 and 130-170 Internet refrigerator microcomputer. 主微型计算机30还响应于键控信号控制LCD 120。 The main microcomputer 30 is also responsive to the key signal controlling LCD 120. 因特网连接装置40通过因特网连接主微型计算机30和外部通信装置130-170。 Internet connection device 40 is connected to the main microcomputer 30 and external devices 130-170 communicate via the Internet. 因特网连接装置40包括调制解调器和局域网(LAN)连接装置。 Internet connection device 40 includes a modem and a local area network (LAN) connection means.

同时,麦克风180与主微型计算机连接,用于与因特网音频通信。 Meanwhile, the microphone 180 is connected to the main microcomputer, for audio communication with the Internet. 按照电冰箱本身的操作和在主微型计算机30的控制下通过电冰箱因特网的使用,扬声器110输出声音信息。 Refrigerator according to its own operation and use of the Internet by the refrigerator, the speaker 110 outputs sound information under the control of the main microcomputer 30. 存储器80存储所需的文本、声音和图像信息,并在主微型计算机30的控制下输出存储的信息。 Text memory 80 required for storage, sound and image information, and outputs the stored information under the control of the main microcomputer 30. 键盘190通过导线与主微型计算机30连接,并按照用户的选择对微型计算机30提供键控信号。 The keyboard 190 through the wire and the main microcomputer 30 is connected, and provides the key signal to the microcomputer 30 according to a user's selection.

同时,存储在存储器80中的文本、声音和图像信息可以是用户做的信息,或通过因特网从包括信息供应商160的外部通信装置130-170提供的音乐文件或活动图像。 Meanwhile, the text is stored in the memory 80, the sound and image information may be user to do this, or via the Internet from a music file or a moving image comprising information provider external communication device 160 130-170 provided. 通过导线,键盘190与主微型计算机30连接,对主微型计算机30提供用于操作电冰箱本身的键控信号,和通过因特网与外部通信装置130-170进行通信的键控信号。 Through the wire, the keyboard 190 is connected to the main microcomputer 30, the operation of the refrigerator itself keyed signal for the main microcomputer 30 provides, and key signal communication with an external communication apparatus via the Internet 130-170 performed.

其中,通过因特网在主微型计算机30与外部通信装置130-170之间发送/接收的信息包括通知电冰箱的操作状态的信息、相应于电冰箱的用户手册的信息、有关存储于电冰箱中的食品的详细情况的信息、来自信息供应商160的烹饪信息、来自信息供应商160的有关健康菜单的信息、消息信息、备忘录信息、有关进度管理的信息、来自外部通信装置130-170的声音和图像信息、有关电视广播信号的信息、有关MPEC信号的信息、涉及电冰箱售后服务的信息、用于从外部控制电冰箱操作的信息、来自信息供应商160的现实(living)信息、来自信息供应商160的库存信息、和来自信息供应商160的因特网操作信息。 Wherein, through the Internet between 130-170 in the main microcomputer 30 and the external communication apparatus transmitting / receiving information includes notification information of the operating state of the refrigerator, the refrigerator corresponding to the user manual information, stored in the refrigerator of about Detailed information on the situation of food, cooking information from information provider 160, the information from the information providers 160 health-related menus, message information, memo information about the progress of the management of information, sound external communication device and from 130-170 image information, information about a television broadcast signal, the information signal MPEC related information related to service the refrigerator, the refrigerator for controlling the operation of the information from the outside, from the information provider 160 reality (living) information, from the information supplied 160 inventory information providers and information from Internet providers operating information 160.

如上所述,外部通信装置可以是个人计算机、蜂窝式电话机、有线电话机、PCS、服务中心、和例如入门服务提供者之类的信息供应商。 As described above, the external communication device may be a personal computer, cellular telephone, wired telephone, PCS, service centers, and service providers such as the entry of the information provider or the like. 同时,LCD板120用作因特网电冰箱的显示装置。 Meanwhile, LCD panel 120 as a display device Internet refrigerator. 触摸屏50一体地装在LCD板120的屏幕上,并由多个坐标值组成。 Touch screen 50 is integrally mounted on the screen of the LCD panel 120, and consists of a plurality of coordinate values. 如果用户触摸触摸屏50的一个坐标,该相应坐标的电压值就被传输给主微型计算机30。 If the user touches the touch screen 50 of a coordinate, the voltage value of the corresponding coordinate on is transmitted to the main microcomputer 30. 主微型计算机30识别相应于该坐标的键控信号,和完成相应的功能。 The main microcomputer 30 recognizes coordinates corresponding to the key signal, and complete the corresponding function.

图2是展示在窗口环境中触摸屏50的键图。 Figure 2 is displayed in the window environment touchscreen keys Figure 50. 如图2中所示,在LCD的窗口环境下,触摸屏包括用于在家庭成员中进行备忘录传递的消息键、用于访问活动图像的MP3键、用于访问因特网的因特网键、用于掌握有关电冰箱中食品的信息的食品键、用于访问包括现实(living)信息的一般信息的信息键、用于访问图像和照片信息的照片(photo)键、用于编排(scheduling)如特殊的纪念日、重要的约会日、电话号码表等等信息的时间表键、用于访问e-mail的键、用于接收电视广播信号的键以及用于操作电冰箱的操作键。 Shown in Figure 2, in the LCD window environment, a touch screen including a message for transmission in the memorandum key family members, for accessing moving picture MP3 key, keys used to access the Internet is the Internet, for grasping about Memorial refrigerator food food key information for accessing including real (living) Information General information with key information for accessing information, images and photos photos (photo) keys for choreography (scheduling) as a special Day, an important day appointments, phone numbers, etc. timetable key information used to access e-mail key, key for receiving a television broadcast signal, as well as for operating the key operation of the refrigerator.

图3展示按照消息键的子窗口中的键。 Figure 3 shows the key messages in accordance with sub-window button. 图3中,消息键有在触摸屏的屏幕上的一个子窗口环境,并包括可视消息键、文本消息键、新消息键、书写键、擦除键、保留键和删除键。 3, the message key has a child window environment on the screen of the touch screen, and the key includes a visual message, text message key, a new message key, the key writing, erasure key, to retain the key and the delete key. 图3中,主键用于把子窗口转换为主窗口。 Figure 3, the primary key is used to convert the main window handle window.

图4展示按照消息键的又一个子窗口中的键。 Figure 4 shows the message key according to another sub-window button. 图4中,消息键包括书写键、停止键、保留键和删除键。 The figure, the message key 4 includes writing button, stop button, hold button and the delete key. 图4表示在摄像机90装在因特网电冰箱中的情况下按照消息键的触摸的子窗口。 Figure 4 shows the case where the Internet refrigerator mounted camera 90 in accordance with the message key touch child window.

可视消息键是输入带有声音的图像信息的键,文本消息键是仅使用文本消息的键。 Visual message key is input key image information with audio, text message key is only the text of the message using the key.

图5展示按照时间表键的触摸的以日为单位的子窗口,图6展示按照时间表键的触摸的以月为单位的子窗口。 Figure 5 shows a touch key according to a schedule in units of days of the child window, Figure 6 shows a touch key according to a schedule of the child window in units of months.

参照图5,在LCD板50的屏幕上的子窗口中,时间表键包括书写键、擦除键、删除键、纪念日键、生日键和特殊日键。 Referring to Figure 5, on the screen of the LCD panel 50 sub-window, including the key schedule Compose key, erasing key, delete key, key anniversaries, birthdays and special days key key. 图5中,后退键是把子窗口返回到前一窗口的键。 Figure 5 is a back button to return to the key before the window handle of a window. 利用图5右上部分显示的符号,用户可判明2000年1月5日标注的生日、纪念日、特殊日和记录的备忘录。 5 upper right part of the use of symbols displayed map, the user can ascertain memorandum of January 5, 2000 marked the birthdays, anniversaries, special days and records. 图6中,时间表键包括年向上键、年向下键、月向上键、月向下键。 Figure 6, the schedule included in the UP ARROW key, down key year, month, up key, down key month. 图6中,2000年1月12日标注有纪念日、生日和事件。 Figure 6, January 12, 2000 marked anniversaries, birthdays and events. 因此,用户可判明计划的事件。 Therefore, the user can ascertain the event program.

图5中,在按照时间表键的子窗口中,纪念日、生日和特殊日键用于标记相应日分别是纪念日、生日和特殊日。 Figure 5, in accordance with the timetable key sub-window, anniversaries, birthdays and special days keys are used to mark the corresponding day anniversaries, birthdays and special days. 如上所述,在主微型计算机的控制下在LCD板120上显示的信息包括文本信息和图像信息,声音信息还通过扬声器110与文本和图像信息一起输出。 As described above, the information under the control of the main microcomputer 120 is displayed on the LCD panel including text information and image information, audio information is also output through the speaker 110 together with the text and image information.

图7展示按照电视广播键的子窗口屏幕。 7 shows a sub-window screen in accordance with television broadcast keys. 图7中,电视广播键包括频道向上键、频道向下键、音量向上键、音量向下键和电视广播关键。 Figure 7, the television broadcast keys include channel up button, the channel down button, volume up button, volume down key and television broadcasts critical.

图8展示按照图2的食品键的触摸的子窗口屏幕。 8 shows a sub-window screen in accordance with the key of Figure 2 food touch. 图8中,食品键包括选择期望食物的键、和用于显示所选食物的营养成分的键。 Figure 8, comprising selecting a desired key food food key, and for displaying the selected key nutrients of food.

图9展示按照图2的信息键的触摸所显示的子窗口屏幕。 Figure 9 shows the sub-window screen according to the information in Figure 2 touch keys displayed. 图9中,按照信息键的触摸,在LCD板120上显示放置于电冰箱各部分上的食品内容。 9, a touch key according to the information, the display is placed on various parts of the food contents in the refrigerator 120 on the LCD panel. 信息键包括用于在子窗口环境下选择期望信息的子信息键,和用于查阅电冰箱的用户手册的键。 Key information includes a sub-window environment in the sub-information to select the desired information, and keys for access to the refrigerator to the user manual.

图10展示在图9的子窗口屏幕上按照手册键的触摸显示的又一个子窗口,并且展示LCD 120上显示的电冰箱的内部结构。 Figure 10 shows the sub-window on the screen of Figure 9 in accordance with the manual key touch another child window is displayed, and the display on the LCD 120 to display the internal structure of the refrigerator. 如图10所示,如果触摸子窗口屏幕上的手册键,那么不仅可认识电冰箱的内部构成单元而且还可认识使用构成单元的方法。 10, if the manual button on the touch-screen sub-window, then not only the inside of the refrigerator can recognize the constituent units but also recognize that the use of a method constituting unit.

图11展示在图9的子窗口屏幕上通过触摸子信息键显示的又一个子窗口。 Figure 11 shows the sub-window screen Figure 9 key sub-information display by touching another child window. 按照图11的屏幕,用户可确认冷藏室和冷冻室的当前温度,和在冰容器中填充了多少冰。 Follow the screen 11, the user can confirm the current temperature of the refrigerator and freezer, and filled with much ice in the ice container. 此外,用户可确认更换水净化过滤器的时间。 In addition, the user can confirm the replacement of the water purification filter time. 如上所述,主微型计算机30与电冰箱微型计算机10进行双向数据通信,以确认电冰箱本身的构成单元的状态。 As described above, the main microcomputer 30 and the microcomputer 10 Refrigerator bidirectional data communication, in order to confirm the status of the constituent units of the refrigerator itself.

下面,在电冰箱的上述结构的基础上详细说明按照本发明的操作因特网电冰箱的方法。 Here, in the above configuration of the refrigerator of the detailed description of the Internet refrigerator according to the operation method of the present invention. 图12是包括本发明的分为五个步骤的操作方法的流程图。 FIG 12 is divided into the present invention includes a method of operation of the five steps of the flowchart.

具体地说,本发明的操作方法包括的步骤:检测用户从触摸屏50输入和通过因特网连接装置40从外部通信装置130-190输入的键控信号;如果检测的键控信号与电冰箱本身的操作有关,那么响应于键控信号控制电冰箱的构成单元;如果检测的键控信号是显示第一信息的信号,那么响应于键控信号通过显示装置120显示来自电冰箱本身和来自外部通信装置130-190的第一信息;如果检测的键控信号是通过因特网连接装置40把第二信息传送给外部通信装置130-190的信号,那么响应于键控信号把相应于电冰箱本身状态的第二信息传送给外部通信装置130-190;和如果检测的键控信号是在存储器80中存储第三信息的信号,那么响应于键控信号把来自电冰箱本身和通过因特网连接装置40来自外部通信装置030-190的第三信息存储在电冰箱的存储器80中。 Specifically, the steps of the method of the invention comprises:; key signal and if the detected refrigerator itself detects a user operation input from the touchscreen 50 and 40 connected to a key signal inputted from an external device via the Internet communication device 130-190 For, the key signal in response to the control unit constituting the refrigerator; if the key signal is a signal detected first information display, then the response to the key signal is displayed by the display device 120 and the refrigerator itself from the external communication apparatus 130 from first information -190; and if the key signal is a signal 40 detected information is transmitted to the second communication device 130-190 is connected to an external device via the Internet, then the response to the key signal corresponding to a second state of the refrigerator itself information is transmitted to the external communication device 130-190; and if the key signal is detected in the signal storage memory 80 in the third information, then the response to the key signal from the refrigerator via the Internet connection device itself and the external communication means 40 from The third memory information is stored in the refrigerator 030-190 80.

如图1所示,输入键控信号的装置是通过导线与主微型计算机30连接并可从电冰箱上拆卸的键盘,整体形成于LCD 120上的触摸屏和对主微型计算机30提供远程键控信号的远程控制器。 1, the apparatus key signal is input through a wire connected to the main microcomputer 30 from the refrigerator and detachable keyboard, integrally formed on the LCD touch screen 120 and the main microcomputer 30 to provide a remote key signal The remote controller.

在图12的流程图中,用于控制电冰箱构成单元的键控信号是接通/断开电冰箱电源的信号,用于调节电冰箱中温度的信号,和用于确定电冰箱的冷藏状态或转换为冷藏状态或冷冻状态的信号。 Key signal in the flowchart of FIG. 12, for controlling the refrigerator unit is configured on / off the power of the signal refrigerator, refrigerator temperature regulating signal for, and for determining the frozen state of the refrigerator or converted into a signal refrigerated state or a frozen state.

同时,用于在LCD 120上显示相应信息的键控信号是与手册有关的键控信号的情况下,主微型计算机30的系统程序可执行下列操作。 At the same time, for display on the LCD 120 key signal corresponding information is relevant to the case and manual keying signal, the main microcomputer system program 30, perform the following actions. 首先,它在LCD 120的屏幕上显示电冰箱的结构,然后放大和显示由用户从电冰箱结构中选择的构成单元。 First, it shows the structure of the refrigerator on the LCD screen 120, and then enlarged and displayed structural unit selected by the user from the refrigerator structure. 此后,显示有关操作的信息、功能和由用户选择和放大的电冰箱构成单元的一部分。 Thereafter, display information about the operation, part of the function selected by the user and refrigerators and amplification of structural units.

同时,按照系统程序,如果键控信号是与消息和备忘录的输入/输出有关的键控信号,那么在分别输入/输出相应于消息和备忘录的第二信息和第三信息之前,核实要求输入/输出的这个人的资格。 Meanwhile, according to the system program, if the key signal is input to the message and memo / output signal related to the key, then the respective input / output messages and memos before the corresponding second information and third information to verify the requirements of the input / The output of qualified people. 如果用户的资格被许可,那么输入通过因特网来自外部通信装置130-190的相应于消息和备忘录的第二信息和第三信息,或通过因特网连接装置从电冰箱把它们输出给外部通信装置130-190。 If the user's qualification is allowed, then the input from the external communication apparatus via the Internet 130-190 corresponding to the second message and the memo information and third information, or from the refrigerator via the Internet connection device outputs them to the external communication apparatus 130- 190. 如上所述,相应于消息和备忘录的第二信息和第三信息可以是文本信息、声音信息和图像信息。 As described above, corresponding to the second message and the memo information and the third information may be text information, audio information and image information. 此外,将被存储于存储器80中的第三信息可以是用户的声音、由用户个人备制的活动图像或声音,音乐文件和通过因特网从外部通信装置130-190提供的活动图像。 In addition, will be stored in the memory 80 in the third information may be the user's voice, made by individual user equipment moving image or sound, music files and moving images via the Internet 130-190 supplied from the external communication apparatus.

同时,在LCD 120上显示的第三信息可以是实时的,并可以同时存储于存储器80中。 Meanwhile, in the third information 120 may be displayed on the LCD in real time, and can be stored in the memory 80.

要存储于存储器80中的第三信息可以是电冰箱本身的信息,或来自外部通信装置130-190的信息。 To be stored in the memory 80 in the third information may be information refrigerator itself, or an external communication device information from 130-190. 例如,第三信息可以是用户写入存储器中的有关存储于电冰箱中的食品的信息,考虑到营养和健康由用户个人准备的烹饪信息和菜单信息,和考虑到营养和健康通过因特网来自外部通信装置130-190的烹饪信息和菜单信息。 For example, third information may be written to the user memory of the information about the food stored in the refrigerator, taking into account the cooking information and menu information nutrition and health prepared by individual users, and taking into account the health and nutrition from the outside via the Internet communication device 130-190 cooking information and menu information. 此外,第一到第三信息可以是相应于约会日和大事日的有关个人和家庭时间表的信息。 In addition, the first to the third information may be relevant to the appointment date and event date information about individuals and families schedule. 再有,第三信息可以由电冰箱的供应商提供,和可以是预先存储于存储器80中电冰箱的用户手册的更新版本。 Further, the third information may be provided by suppliers refrigerator, and may be pre-stored in the memory 80 in the user manual refrigerator updated version. 此外,第一到第三信息可以是在电冰箱与服务中心150之间有关因特网售后服务的信息。 In addition, the first to the third information may be between 150 refrigerator service center about the Internet service information. 即,用户可询问服务中心150,和服务中心150可对用户进行相应的答复。 That is, the user can ask the service center 150, and 150 service centers can answer the user accordingly. 此时,第一信息是安装在电冰箱中的传感器的故障、压缩机故障和电冰箱其它元件故障的诊断信息。 In this case, the first information is faulty sensor is installed in the refrigerator, and refrigerator compressor failure diagnostic information other component failure. 第二信息是将要送给服务中心150的有关传感器、压缩机和其它元件当前状态的信息。 The second message is to be sent information about the sensors, and other components of the current state of the compressor 150 of the service center. 第三信息是根据元件的当前状态来自服务中心150的有关诊断结果的信息。 The third message is based on the current state of an element of information about the diagnostic results from the service center 150. 此外,显示的第一信息可以是有关电冰箱冷冻室的当前温度、冷藏室的当前温度、电冰箱的门开/关状态、电冰箱的压缩机开/关状态pf、和更换电冰箱过滤器的时间的信息。 Further, the first information may be displayed about the current temperature refrigerator freezer compartment, the current temperature of the refrigerator compartment, refrigerator door opening / closing state, the refrigerator compressor on / off state pf, and replacing the filter Refrigerator time information.

下面,参照图13说明按照本发明的因特网电冰箱的控制方法。 Next, referring to FIG. 13 illustrates an Internet refrigerator according to the present invention is a control method.

首先,主微型计算机30判断是否输入任何键控信号(步骤S21)。 First, the main microcomputer 30 judges whether any key input signal (step S21). 此时,当用户观察安装在电冰箱外表面上的LCD 120的屏幕时,他/她通过触摸屏150输入期望的键控信号。 At this time, when the user observes the LCD screen is mounted on the outer surface of the refrigerator 120 when he / she inputs a desired key signal 150 via the touch screen. 同时,利用如便携式终端、笔记本电脑、桌面计算机等外部通信装置130-190,在远处的用户通过因特网与电冰箱的主微型计算机30连接,并通过装置130-190输入期望的键控信号。 Meanwhile, the use of such an external communication device for a portable terminal, laptop computers, desktop computers, etc. 130-190, the distance the user via the Internet, a refrigerator connected to the main microcomputer 30, and input a desired key signal by means 130-190. 然后,主微型计算机30判断是否输入该键控信号(步骤S21),和由主微型计算机30来判断输入键控信号的类型(步骤S22)。 Then, the main microcomputer 30 determines whether the input key signal (step S21), and by the main microcomputer 30 determines the type (step S22) the input key signal. 然后,如果判断输入的键控信号是手册信息键控信号(步骤S23),那么主微型计算机30读出显示来自存储器80的电冰箱的各部分的相应的图像信息,并在LCD 120上显示它们。 Then, if the key signal is judged the manual information input key signal (step S23), then the main microcomputer 30 reads the display image information corresponding to each part of the refrigerator from the memory 80, and display them on the LCD 120 . 还可以从存储器80中读出电冰箱构成单元中由用户选择的构成单元的附加信息,并在LCD 120上显示(步骤S24)。 Additional information can also be read out in the refrigerator unit configured constituent unit selected by the user from the memory 80, and displayed 120 on LCD (step S24).

例如,如果用户在显示电冰箱构成单元的屏幕上指定具体的构成单元,并按压检索键,那么所选的构成单元与该构成单元的功能一起被放大和显示。 For example, if a user on the display screen constituting the refrigerator unit to specify a specific structural unit, and presses the search key, then the selected function of the constituent unit and the constituent unit is enlarged and displayed together. 同时,如果按压元件键,那么在屏幕上便显示有关所选构成单元的元件的信息;和如果按压帮助键,那么便显示用于选择构成单元的帮助文字信息(步骤S24)。 Also, if the key is pressed components, then it displays information about the selected element on the screen constituent units; and if pressing the Help key, then it is displayed for selecting a constituent unit of help text information (step S24). 因此,用户可观看通过LCD板120或通过远程的外部通信装置130-190的屏幕显示的电冰箱的期望手册信息。 Thus, the user can view the LCD panel 120 or via the external communication apparatus through the screen display remote 130-190 refrigerator Expectations information.

同时,如果判断键控信号是用于控制电冰箱操作的键控信号(步骤S25),即,如果键控信号是如电源开/关、温度调节、冷藏/冷冻设置等的操作控制键控信号,那么主微型计算机30命令电冰箱微计算机10通过专用的通信微型计算机20执行相应的操作(步骤S26)。 Meanwhile, if it is determined the key signal is a key signal for controlling the operation of the refrigerator (step S25), i.e., if the key signal is such as power on / off, a temperature controller, refrigerating / freezing operation control settings key signal , then the main microcomputer 30 commands refrigerator microcomputer 10 20 appropriate action through a dedicated communication microcomputer (step S26). 其中,操作控制键控信号包括电源开/关信号、温度调节信号、冷藏/冷冻设置信号。 Wherein the operation control key signal includes a power on / off signal, a temperature adjustment signal, refrigeration / freezing set signal.

响应于从主微型计算机30传送的命令,电冰箱微型计算机10控制相应的构成单元(步骤S27)。 In response to a command from the main microcomputer 30 transmitted refrigerator microcomputer 10 controls the respective constituent unit (step S27).

同时,如果键控信号是作为键控信号判断结果(S22)的电冰箱状态信息(S28)的键控信号,那么主微型计算机30从电冰箱微型计算机10读出与电冰箱当前操作状态有关的信息,即冷藏室和冷冻室的温度和冷藏室和冷冻室的设置状态的信息(步骤S29)。 Meanwhile, if the key signal is a key signal as a result of the judgment (S22) status information of the refrigerator (S28) the key signal, the main microcomputer 30 reads out from the refrigerator microcomputer 10 and the current operating state of the refrigerator information (step S29) information, that the refrigerator and freezer temperatures and refrigerator and freezer settings states. 然后,在LCD 120的屏幕上显示读出的信息。 Then, the display information read out on the LCD screen 120.

用户通过LCD板120的屏幕和远程外部终端查阅电冰箱的当前操作状态,对电冰箱发出期望的命令。 Now the user through the LCD panel screen and a remote external terminal 120 of the current operating state of the refrigerator, the refrigerator for issuing a desired command.

此外,由于电冰箱可与因特网连接,因而它可获得更新的手册信息或由用户或由预定程序通过周期性地因特网连接从因特网下载的操作程序。 Further, since the refrigerator may be connected to the Internet, so it can get the update information or manual connection by the user or by a predetermined program by periodically Internet operating program downloaded from the Internet. 因此,可更新电冰箱的软件。 Thus, the software can be updated refrigerator.

下面,参照图14详细说明本发明第二实施例的因特网电冰箱的操作方法。 Next, referring to FIG. 14 detailed operation of the second embodiment of the present invention is the Internet refrigerator instructions.

如上所述,触摸屏50包括与用于在家庭成员中传送备忘录的系统程序连接的消息键;与用于家庭的规定纪念日、重要约会和电话号薄的系统程序连接的时间表键、和通过因特网与用于库存信息和现时信息的系统程序连接的因特网键。 As mentioned above, the touch screen 50 includes key messages and system programs used to transmit the memorandum in family members connected; keys and system program schedule for the provisions of the anniversary of the family, important dates and telephone numbers of connected thin, and through Internet and the existing systems for inventory information and program information internet key connection.

消息键可包括用于选择输入和输出的输入键和输出键。 Message may include a key for selecting the input and output of input keys and output keys. 输入键包括可视键,用于通过摄像机90和麦克风180输入图像和声音信息;文本键,用于通过键盘190等输入文本消息;文本板(text board)键,用于使用特殊的笔直接在触摸屏50上输入期望的消息。 Input keys include a visual key, used by the camera 90 and the microphone 180 input image and sound information; text keys for inputting a text message via the keyboard 190 and the like; text plate (text board) keys, for use in special pen directly Enter the desired message on the touch screen 50. 当在LCD 120屏上顺序排列和显示输入消息表时,输出键能够通过单触操作在触摸屏50上检索期望的信息。 When the order of input and display message table screen on LCD 120, the output key to retrieve the desired information on the touch screen 50 by one-touch operation. 时间表键可包括以日为单位编排的日键、以月为单位编排的月键和以年为单位编排的年键。 Key schedule may include day to day as a unit key arrangement, month, and year bond bond in months choreography choreography in years.

图14展示按照本发明第二实施例的操作因特网电冰箱的方法。 14 shows a method of operating an Internet refrigerator according to a second embodiment of the present invention. 详细地说,图14展示在电冰箱中相应于信息输入和输出的系统程序例。 In more detail, Figure 14 shows in a refrigerator system program corresponding to the example of the information input and output.

首先,如果对电冰箱加电,那么驱动主微型计算机30中的系统控制程序(步骤S40)。 First, if the refrigerator is powered on, the main microcomputer 30 then drives the system control program (step S40).

然后,微型计算机30检索是否通过因特网从外部通信装置130-190要求输入/输出信息(步骤S41)。 Then, the microcomputer 30 checks whether the communication via the Internet from an external device 130-190 require input / output information (step S41).

如果作为检索的结果,没有从外部通信装置130-190要求的这种信息,那么主微型计算机30检索是否通过电冰箱的键盘190、触摸屏50或远程控制器60要求输入/输出信息(步骤S42)。 If, as a result of the search, there is no such information is required for the external communication device 130-190 from the main microcomputer 30 then checks whether the keyboard 190 by the refrigerator, a touch screen 50 or the remote controller 60 needs to input / output information (Step S42) . 其中,该信息指存储于存储器80中的包括消息、时间表、现时信息等的所有信息。 Which means that the information stored in the memory 80 includes news, schedules, and other information all the information now.

如果在电冰箱本身中或从外部通信装置130-190要求输入/输出信息,那么主微型计算机30确认要求者的资格(步骤S43)。 If the refrigerator itself or require input / output information from the external communication device 130-190, then the main microcomputer 30 to confirm the eligibility requirements (step S43).

如果作为确认的结果认可要求者的资格,那么对主微型计算机30发送批准信号,并响应于该批准信号,主微型计算机30执行系统程序,控制存储于存储器80中的信息的输入/输出(步骤S44)。 If confirmed as a result of the eligibility requirements for accreditation, then sends a signal to the approval of the main microcomputer 30, and in response to the approval signal, the main microcomputer 30 performs system program stored in the memory 80 to control the input / output information (step S44). 然后,主微型计算机30检查系统程序的执行是否完成(步骤S45)。 Then, a main microcomputer 30 checks whether the system program is completed (step S45).

主微型计算机30在存储器80中存储或在LCD板120上显示按照要求者命令的相应信息。 The main microcomputer 30 displays the information as requested by the command is stored in the memory 80 or 120 on the LCD panel. 此外,主微型计算机30对存储器80输入通过因特网从外部通信装置130-190输入的信息或在LCD板50上显示。 Further, the main microcomputer 30 memory 80 input information inputted from the outside through the Internet communication device 130-190 or displayed on the LCD panel 50.

下面,说明存储于存储器80中的名字、地址和电话号码的存储。 Next, the instructions stored in the memory 80 in the names, addresses and telephone numbers are stored. 为了输入名字,用户按压在触摸屏50上显示的消息键、时间表键和因特网键中的时间表键或消息键。 To enter the name, the user presses on the touch screen display 50 of the message key, the key schedule and Internet key or key schedule message key. 然后,用户按压在触摸屏50上显示的输入键与输出键中的输入键。 Then, the user presses the enter key and the output key 50 displayed on the touchscreen of the input key.

此后,用户利用键盘190、远程控制器60、触摸屏50上显示的键盘和指定的电子笔200对主微型计算机30输入期望的信息。 Thereafter, the user using the keyboard 190, the keyboard and the specified electronic pen 200 pairs of the main microcomputer remote controller 60, the touch screen 50 on the display 30 of the input the desired information.

例如,如果用户利用触摸屏50上显示的键盘输入名字、工作地点和电话号码,那么主微型计算机30识别输入的文本和图形信息。 For example, if the user on the touch screen display 50 keyboard to enter the name, work location, and phone number, then enter the main microcomputer 30 recognizes text and graphical information.

然后,主微型计算机30存储在存储器80中输入的文本和图形的信息。 Then, the main microcomputer 30 is stored in the memory 80 in the input text and graphical information. 即,通过触摸屏50上显示的键盘用户期望存储的文本和图形的信息。 That is, the user via the keyboard on the touch screen display 50 desired text and graphics stored information.

同时,用户可用电子笔200通过触摸屏50直接在存储器80中存储有关文本和图形的信息。 Meanwhile, the user can direct the electronic pen 200 50 stores information about text and graphics in the memory 80 via the touch screen.

如上所述,用户可利用消息键通过触摸屏50在存储器80中存储用户不在和备忘录,其它家庭成员由输出消息通过LCD板120可确认用户不在和备忘录。 As mentioned above, the user can use the message key by touch screen 50 in the memory 80 stores the user is not and memos, other family members, 120 from the output messages and memos can not confirm that the user through the LCD panel.

同时,在用户欲存储图像和声音备忘录的情况下,用户首先按压按照消息键的触摸出现的子窗口中的可视键。 Meanwhile, the user to be stored in the picture and sound memo, the user first presses it appears in the message key touch sub-window visual keys. 然后,用户利用摄像机90和麦克风180存储图像和声音消息。 Then, the user uses the camera 90 and microphone 180 stores image and voice message.

此外,利用时间表键通过存储在存储器80中的特定事件日连同他/她的亲戚或朋友的电话号码或地址,用户可参加特定事件日而不会出现失误。 In addition, the use of schedule key stored in the memory 80 by a specific event date along with his / her relatives or friends' phone numbers or addresses, users can participate in a particular event day without mistakes. 利用下载的计算程序,用户还可在厨房中计算各种公共关税,并存储各种公共关税的付款日期。 Use downloadable computer program, users can calculate various public duties in the kitchen, and store all kinds of public duty payment date.

同时,利用因特网键,用户可在存储器80中更新和自动存储连续改变的现时信息和库存信息。 Meanwhile, the use of the Internet key, users can update and automatically stored in the memory 80 continuous change in the existing information and inventory information. 因此,可提供给用户图像和声音信息而不必通过键盘190一个一个地检索信息。 Accordingly, the user may be provided to the video and audio information, one by one without having to retrieve information from the keyboard 190. 即,如果用户预定从因特网信息供应商提供的信息,那么相应的信息便可自动地存储在存储器80中。 That is, if your subscription information from Internet providers of information, then the appropriate information can be automatically stored in the memory 80.

同时,利用蜂窝式电话130或个人电脑170,可从外部对用户提供存储于存储器80中的信息。 Meanwhile, the use of a cellular phone 130 or the PC 170, the user may be stored from the external memory 80 provides the information to.

再有,按照本发明的因特网电冰箱可通过因特网对外部装置130-190传送包括活动图像的声音和图像信息,以及通过扬声器110和LCD板120接收和输出来自外部装置130-190的声音和图像信息。 Further, according to the present invention may be the Internet refrigerator by sound and images on the Internet transmits the external device 130-190 include voice and moving picture image information, as well as through the speaker 110 and the LCD panel 120 and receives the output from an external device 130-190 information.

图14中所示的因特网电冰箱的操作方法具有下列工作效果。 Method of operation shown in FIG Internet refrigerator 14 has the following work effects.

由于电冰箱与因特网连接,在厨房中花费很多时间的家庭主妇可获得比常规更多的有用的现时信息。 Because the refrigerator connected to the Internet, housewives spend a lot of time to get more useful information than conventional now in the kitchen.

此外,在用户不在家期间,他/她可检索从外部接收和存储于存储器中的所有信息和时间表,而不用携带单独的电子记事薄。 In addition, during the user is not at home, he / she can be retrieved from the outside to receive and store all the information and timetables in memory, rather than carry a separate E-Notebook.

下面,参照图1-15说明因特网电冰箱的多媒体功能操作方法。 Referring to FIGS. 1-15 illustrate methods of operation of multimedia features Internet refrigerator.

参照图1,主微型计算机30控制声音、音乐文件和活动图像的存储或再现,并控制电冰箱的整个因特网功能。 Referring to Figure 1, the main microcomputer 30 controls the sound, music files and moving picture storage or playback, and control the entire refrigerator Internet function. 电冰箱微型计算机10与主微型计算机30进行双向通信,和控制电冰箱本身的构成单元。 Refrigerator microcomputer 10 and the main microcomputer 30 two-way communication, and control means constituting the refrigerator itself. 因特网连接装置40在主微型计算机30的控制下进行因特网连接。 Internet connection Internet connection device 40 under the control of the main microcomputer 30. 在主微型计算机30的控制下,存储器80存储用户的声音或通过因特网从信息供应商160下载的音乐文件和活动图像。 Under the control of the main microcomputer 30, a memory 80 stores the user's voice or downloaded via the Internet 160 from an information provider of music files and moving image. 在主微型计算机30的控制下,LCD 120显示存储于存储器80中的图像信号。 Under the control of the main microcomputer 30, LCD 120 displays stored in the memory 80 in the image signal. 同时,在主微型计算机30的控制下,麦克风180把用户的声音转换为电信号并在存储器80中存储所转换的信号。 Meanwhile, under the control of the main microcomputer 30, a microphone 180 converts the user's voice into an electrical signal and stored in the memory 80 in the converted signal. 扬声器110用于把用户的声音输出到外部,同时在存储器80中存储通过麦克风180的用户的声音。 Speaker 110 for the user's voice to the outside, while in the memory 80 stores the user through the microphone 180 sound. 在主微型计算机30的控制下,摄像机90拍摄用户的活动图像和他/她的周围。 Under the control of the main microcomputer 30, the camera 90 captured the user's moving image and his / her surroundings.

图15是展示进行多媒体功能的因特网电冰箱操作过程的流程图。 FIG 15 is a flow chart showing Internet multimedia capabilities refrigerator operation procedure performed. 如图15所示,如果用户操纵键盘190,存储他/她的声音和通过摄像机90拍摄包括他/她本身以他/她的周围的活动图像(例如,家庭主妇,孩子和厨房)(步骤S51),那么主微型计算机30控制该麦克风180和摄像机90,在存储器80中存储用户的声音和活动图像(步骤S52)。 Shown in Figure 15, if the user manipulates the keyboard 190, the storage of his / her voice and through the camera 90 shooting, including his / her own in his / her activities around the image (for example, housewives, children and kitchen) (step S51 ), then the main microcomputer 30 controls the microphone 180 and camera 90, the memory 80 stores the user's voice and a moving image (step S52). 此时,当它通过LCD 120显示图像和通过扬声器110输出该声音时,主微型计算机30在存储器80中存储该声音和活动图像(步骤S52)。 At this time, when it is through the LCD 120 displays an image and outputs the sound through the speaker 110, the main microcomputer 30 stores the sound and the moving picture (step S52) in the memory 80.

此时,如果用户通过键盘190等提供键控信号,欲实时地把存储于存储器80中的声音和活动图像通过因特网传送到外部通信装置130-190(步骤S53),那么通过控制因特网连接装置40,主微型计算机30与因特网连接,并把存储于存储器80中的图像和声音信号通过因特网传送到外部通信装置130-190(例如他/她的亲戚或朋友)(步骤S54)。 At this time, if the user provides the key signal from the keyboard 190 and the like, For real-time stored in the memory 80 in the sound and moving image to the external communication device 130-190 (step S53) via the Internet, then the Internet connection device 40 through the control the main microcomputer 30 connected to the Internet, and to store the image and sound signals transmitted in the memory 80 via the Internet to the external communication device 130-190 (such as his / her relatives or friends) (step S54).

因此,对应于用户亲戚和朋友的外部通信装置130-190可实时地听到声音和看到活动图像。 Therefore, the external communication device corresponding to the relatives and friends of 130-190 users can hear sounds and see the moving images in real-time.

此外,在主微型计算机30的控制下,通过扬声器110和LCD 120再现信号,用户可分别听到和观看到存储于存储器80中的信号。 In addition, under the control of the main microcomputer 30, through the speaker 110 and LCD 120 reproduction signal, the user can watch and hear respectively stored in the memory 80 of the signal. 并且,用操纵键盘190,用户可通过因特网连接装置40使主微型计算机30与因特网连接。 And, by manipulation of the keyboard 190, the user via the Internet connection device 40 so that the main microcomputer 30 connected to the Internet.

在连接之后,如果通过因特网对用户提供来自信息供应商160的期望的MP3音乐文件或活动图像的程序(步骤S55),那么主微型计算机30在存储器80中存储音乐文件或活动图像,这样用户可通过扬声器110听和通过LCD 120观看活动图像程序(步骤S56)。 After connection, if provided MP3 music files or moving images from the information provider's expected 160 via the Internet to the user program (step S55), then the main microcomputer 30 in memory 80 for storing music files or moving images, so users 110 through the speakers and viewing moving images procedure (step S56) by LCD 120.

活动图像程序包括从如广播节目之类的信息供应商160提供的戏剧、电影、音乐电视、纪录片等。 Activities ranging from graphics programs such as radio programs like the information provided by the vendor 160 plays, films, music videos, documentaries and so on.

同时,用户还可通过因特网连接装置40接收从接近用户的私人如他/她的亲戚通过因特网传送的MP3音乐文件,或由他们直接拍摄的的活动图像。 Meanwhile, the user can close the connecting means 40 receives from the user's private if he / MP3 music files her relatives transmission through the Internet via the Internet, or a moving image photographed by their direct. 主微型计算机30可在存储器80中直接存储音乐文件和活动图像,或实时地通过扬声器110听音乐文件和通过LCD 120观看活动图像,同时把它们存储于存储器80中。 The main microcomputer 30 may be directly stored in the memory 80 the music and moving image files, music files or in real time through the speaker 110 and view the moving image through LCD 120, while they are stored in the memory 80. 存储于存储器80中的音乐文件和活动图像可由主微型计算机30读出进行输出或显示。 Stored by the main microcomputer 30 reads output or display in memory 80 music files and moving images.

如上所述,按照图15中所示的多媒体功能,由于电冰箱可与因特网连接,因而厨房中的用户可存储声音和活动图像,并通过再现存储的声音和活动图像来听声音和观看活动图像。 As described above, according to the multimedia function shown in FIG. 15, since the refrigerator may be connected to the Internet, thus the user can store the kitchen sound and moving image, and to listen to the sound and moving image viewed by reproducing stored sound and moving image .

尽管已参照其优选实施例描述和展示了本发明,但显然,本领域的技术人员可进行各种改变和变更,而不会脱离本发明的精神或范围。 Although preferred embodiments have been described with reference to and illustrated in the present invention, it will be apparent skilled in the art that various changes and modifications may be made without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention. 因此,本发明将覆盖落入权利要求和其等同物范围内的本发明的各种改变和变更。 Accordingly, the present invention is to cover various modifications and variations of the invention falling within the claims and their equivalents range.

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