JP2001238272A - Control apparatus for appliance in house - Google Patents

Control apparatus for appliance in house

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JP2001238272A
JP2001238272A JP2000043334A JP2000043334A JP2001238272A JP 2001238272 A JP2001238272 A JP 2001238272A JP 2000043334 A JP2000043334 A JP 2000043334A JP 2000043334 A JP2000043334 A JP 2000043334A JP 2001238272 A JP2001238272 A JP 2001238272A
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Kiyoshi Arifuku
Takenori Fukushima
Shingo Tanaka
潔 有福
真吾 田中
武徳 福島
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    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02BCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO BUILDINGS, e.g. HOUSING, HOUSE APPLIANCES OR RELATED END-USER APPLICATIONS
    • Y02B20/00Energy efficient lighting technologies
    • Y02B20/40Control techniques providing energy savings
    • Y02B20/44Control techniques providing energy savings based on detection of the user
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y02DCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES [ICT], I.E. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AIMING AT THE REDUCTION OF THIR OWN ENERGY USE
    • Y02D10/00Energy efficient computing
    • Y02D10/10Reducing energy consumption at the single machine level, e.g. processors, personal computers, peripherals or power supply
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Abstract

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To solve a problem of useless power consumption in a house because of lighting at an unmanned place left not turned off and of an air-conditioner left unswitched. SOLUTION: The control apparatus of this invention is characterized in that the appliance control is combined with sensing of human body so as to save useless power at an unmanned place and the abnormity in human body sensing is also made possible.

Description

【発明の詳細な説明】 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

【0001】 [0001]

【発明の属する技術分野】本発明は、住宅内機器制御装置に関するものである。 BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates to residential equipment control device.

【0002】 [0002]

【従来の技術】従来、一般住宅内の電子機器の制御はそれぞれの機器自体の操作部或いは、機器付属の専用リモコンで使用者が操作するのが通常である。 Conventionally, the control of electronics in general houses operating portion of each of the device itself or the user actuating a dedicated remote control ancillary equipment is normally. また近未来に普及が予想されるHA(ホームオートメーション)システムでは、それらの機器を総括して操作する操作部を設け、その操作部を使用者が操作あるいは自動で制御するのが一般的である。 In HA (home automation) system is expected widespread in the near future, the operation portion for operating to summarize their equipment provided, it is common to control the operating unit user operation or automatically . HAシステムでは、基本的に有線でコントローラと各々の機器を接続している。 The HA system, connecting the device controller and each basically wired.

【0003】 [0003]

【発明が解決しようとする課題】しかしながらHAシステムでは、新築住宅での採用がほとんどで、リフォームを対象とした住宅や、後付でシステムを付加したい場合には、かなり大がかりな工事を必要とする。 In However, HA system [0005], mostly adopted in the new home, if you want to add a system in retrofitting homes and intended for the renovation, requires a fairly large-scale construction work .

【0004】 [0004]

【課題を解決するための手段および作用・効果】上記課題を解決する為になされた請求項第1項記載の発明は、 SUMMARY operation, and effects of the present invention are achieved as in claim 1 wherein has been made to solve the above problems,
住宅内の機能製品をコントロールするためのデータを電波で発信する手段を有する制御装置において、人体検知のための電波を送信する手段と、外部に電波として送信するための信号を生成する手段と、外部から電波として伝送された信号を受信する手段と、前記送信信号を、前記受信信号の周波数との差分を求めて、その差分に応じた信号を生成する信号生成手段からなる人体動作状態把握ユニットを内蔵したことを特徴とする。 A control apparatus having a means for transmitting the data to control the functional products in residential radio waves, means for transmitting a radio wave for the human body detecting means for generating a signal for transmission as a radio wave to the outside, means for receiving the transmitted signal from the outside as radio waves, the transmission signal, and obtains a difference between the frequency of the received signal, the human body operating state grasping unit and a signal generating means for generating a signal corresponding to the difference characterized in that it has a built-in. 本発明によれば、人体の動作状態に応じて各々の機器の制御を可能にするので人がいない場所での不要電力を節約することができる。 According to the present invention, it is possible to save unnecessary power in places where no one because it allows control of each device in accordance with the human operation.

【0005】請求項第2項記載の発明は、データを電波で発信する手段と外部に電波として送信するための信号を生成する手段とを兼用したこと特徴とする。 [0005] The invention of claim second Claims is characterized that also serves as a means for generating a signal for transmission data as a radio wave to the means and the outside for transmitting a radio wave a. 本発明によれば、機器の制御を行うための情報を載せた電波信号と人体の状態を把握する人体検知用のセンサ信号を兼用しているので、1ユニットで2機能を兼用でき、コストを低減できる。 According to the present invention, since also serves as a sensor signal for human body detection to grasp the radio wave signal and the states of the human body which carries the information for controlling the equipment, it can be shared with 2 functions in one unit, the cost It can be reduced.

【0006】請求項第3項記載の発明は、住宅内の機器制御装置において、外部から電波として伝送された信号を受信する手段に、住宅内機器製品から送信されたデータを処理する手段を付加したことを特徴とする。 [0006] The invention of claim 3 wherein description is added in the device control apparatus in the house, the means for receiving the transmitted signal as radio waves from the outside, means for processing the data transmitted from the residential equipment products characterized in that it was. 本発明によれば、人体の状態を把握する人体検知用のセンサ信号と機器から運転状況等の情報を載せた電波信号を別のユニットを設けることなく処理できるのでユニットの小型化も実現できるし低コスト化も実現できる。 According to the present invention, to be implemented also miniaturization of the unit since it processed without a radio signal which carries information such as operation condition from the sensor signal and the device for human body detection to grasp the body of the state providing the separate unit cost reduction can be realized.

【0007】請求項第4項記載の発明は、送信手段の周波数が、2.45GHz〜12GHzであることを特徴とする。 [0007] The invention described fourth claims, the frequency of the transmission means, characterized in that it is a 2.45GHz~12GHz. 本発明によれば、送信装置の周波数を2.45 According to the present invention, the frequency of the transmitter 2.45
GHz以上に設定することにより、人体の動作を検出するためのドップラ信号の抽出が可能になる。 By setting above GHz, it is possible to extract the Doppler signal for detecting the human body operation. 言い換えれば、それ以下であれば、正確なドップラ信号が得られないためである。 In other words, if less, because no accurate Doppler signal is obtained. また12GHz以下に設定することにより、空気中の水蒸気や埃等に影響されて信号自体が減衰しづらくなり、結果として正確な検知が実現できる。 Also by setting below 12 GHz, it is affected by the water vapor and dust in the air such as will hardly attenuated signal itself, accurate detection as a result can be achieved.

【0008】請求項第5項記載の発明は、住宅内の機器の制御装置において、人体動作状態把握ユニットを複数設けたことを特徴とする。 [0008] The invention of claim 5 wherein wherein, in the control device of the apparatus in the housing, characterized in that a plurality of human motion state grasping unit. 本発明によれば、人体検知手段にマイクロ波を用い、送信した電波が測定物(ここでは人)から反射し、還ってきた電波との差分の信号を処理し人体の状況を推定しているので、人体動作状態把握ユニットが人体の移動方向上にあるとより正確な動作状態が把握できる。 According to the present invention, using a microwave on the human body detection means, transmitted radio waves reflected from the measured object (person in this case), which estimates the difference signal by processing the body conditions of the radio waves came back since, when the body operation status grasping unit is on the moving direction of the human body is more accurate operation states can be grasped. 乃ち機器の制御を司る部分は1カ所で、人体動作状態把握ユニットを人が行き交う部分に配置すればHAシステムの高度な実現が可能になる。 Part for controlling the viz equipment in one place, allowing advanced implementation of HA system by arranging the portion coming and going human a human motion state grasping unit.

【0009】請求項第6項記載の発明は、住宅内の機器の制御装置において、人体動作状態把握ユニットで把握した人体動作状態から人の異常を検知する手段を設けたことを特徴とする。 [0009] The invention of claim 6 wherein wherein, in the control device of the apparatus in the housing, characterized in that a means for detecting an abnormality from the body operation state grasped in human motion state grasping unit of a person. 本発明によれば、人がいると判断されたにもかかわらず、長時間動いた形跡がない場合には明らかに何らかの理由で異常を来していると想定し、警報を鳴らす或いはセキュリティー会社に通報する等の処置がとれる。 According to the present invention, even though it is determined that there are people, I assume that when there is no evidence that has moved a long period of time may have been reached a clearly abnormal for some reason, to sound the alarm or security company treatment such as to report can be taken.

【0010】 [0010]

【発明の実施の形態】以下、本発明の実施の形態を、図面により詳細に説明する。 DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Hereinafter, the embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.

【実施例1】図1は、住宅内に於ける無線システムの構造図である。 Embodiment 1 FIG. 1 is a structural diagram of a in a wireless system in the house. 図2は、電波センサの詳細図である。 Figure 2 is a detailed view of a radio wave sensor. まず、構成について説明する。 First, a description will be given of the configuration. 一般住宅内に家庭電化製品を含め様々な電気機器があり、一つの制御BOX1によりそれらを各々制御するにあたり、無線でデータのやりとりが行われている。 General residential There are various electrical appliances including household appliances to, upon each control their by a single control BOX1, exchanging data wirelessly has been performed. さらに、その制御BOX1は、人体検知用の電波を送受信することが可能である。 Furthermore, the control BOX1 is capable of transmitting and receiving radio waves for the human body detection. 電波センサ12は、送信部13と受信部14を装備している。 Radio wave sensor 12 is equipped with a receiver 14 and the transmitter 13.
送信部12からは、人体検知用の電波と機器の制御用のデータが送信できる機能を有している。 From the transmitting unit 12, data for control of the radio and equipment for the human body detection has a function of transmitting. 受信部13は、 Receiving unit 13,
人体検知用の電波と機器の制御用のデータが受信できる。 Data for control of the radio and equipment for human body detection can be received.

【0011】次に動作について説明する。 [0011] Next, the operation will be described. 制御BOX1 Control BOX1
内には、電波センサ12があり、電波センサ12の送信部13から人体検知用の電波と、機器制御用のデータを交互に送信し、人体の動作の状況と機器との情報の通信を行っている。 The inside has a radio wave sensor 12, and the radio waves for the human body detection from the transmission section 13 of the radio wave sensor 12, and transmits the data for the device control alternately, the communication of information between the status and the device of the human operation performed ing. 電波センサ12は常時或いは一定の間隔で人の動作状態をチェックしている。 Wave sensor 12 is to check the operating status of the people at all times or at regular intervals. また受信部14も人体検知用の電波と、機器から送信されるデータを交互に受信し、人体の動作の情報をもとに住宅内の機器の制御を行っている。 The radio wave for even a human body detection receiver 14 receives alternately data transmitted from the device, control is performed in equipment in the house based on the information of the human operation. 例えば、人15がいない部屋は照明3、エアコン2をOFFし無駄な電力を節約できる。 For example, a room that no one 15 lighting 3, and OFF the air conditioner 2 can save unnecessary power. さらにトイレ6の場合、人15がトイレ6に入ると同時に洗浄機能付便座7内の暖房便座機能(図示しない)や脱臭機能(図示しない)の電源をONすることが可能になり、これもまた省エネを実現できる。 Further, in the case of toilet 6 enables a person 15 turns ON the power supply of the heating seat functions in the cleaning function equipped seat 7 at the same time into the toilet 6 (not shown) and deodorization function (not shown), which also energy saving can be realized. また、屋外または屋内の侵入口付近の壁部分には防犯装置11を備えており、内部のセンサが侵入者の検知を行っており、防犯上も優れた機能を有している。 Further, the wall portion near the outdoor or indoor penetration opening provided with a security device 11, the interior of the sensor has been detected the intruder has the function of excellent crime prevention. その他にも、AV機器4、 Besides, AV equipment 4,
電子カーペット10も人体の動作情報により制御可能になる。 Electronic carpet 10 also allows control by the body of the motion information. また、上記した機器の制御は、制御BOX1からデータ情報(図示しない)を載せた電波を送信しそのデータを各々の機器が受信しさらに解読して機器自体が行う。 The control devices described above is performed by the device itself from the control BOX1 data information (not shown) was loaded was transmitted the data radio decodes each device receives more. データには、干渉を防ぐためにID等の独自情報を載せている。 Data is loaded with unique information such as the ID in order to prevent interference. センサ11の送信部12から人体検知用の電波と、機器制御用のデータを交互に送信し、人体の動作の状況と機器との情報の通信を行っている。 And radio waves for the human body detection from the transmission unit 12 of the sensor 11, and transmits the data for the device control alternately performing communication of information between the status and the device of the human operation. また受信部13も人体検知用の電波と、機器から送信されるデータを交互に受信し、人体の動作の状況をもとに機器の制御を行っている。 The radio wave for even the human body detection receiver 13 receives alternately data transmitted from the device, control is performed of the device based on the status of the human operation.

【0012】 [0012]

【実施例2】図3は、一般住宅での人体の異常検知を示す図である。 Embodiment 2 FIG. 3 is a diagram showing a human body abnormality detection in residential. まず、構成について説明する。 First, a description will be given of the configuration. 一般住宅内に制御BOX1が設定されており、各部屋や廊下等には複数のセンサ11が設けられている。 Residential controlled within BOX1 is set, a plurality of sensors 11 is provided in each room or hallway, and the like.

【0013】次に動作について説明する。 [0013] Next, the operation will be described. 制御BOX1 Control BOX1
は一定間隔で人体の動作の状況確認及び機器への通信を行っている。 It is communicating to the status check and equipment of the human operation at regular intervals. さらに人体検知に関しては、部屋及び廊下に複数設けられたセンサ11でも人体の動作の状況をチェックされている。 For a more human body detection, even sensor 11 provided more room and corridor is checked the status of the human operation. 人体の異常検知は、例えば長時間床で動かない状態が続いた場合や、通常では考えにく程度の時間、廊下やトイレに居、且つ動かない状態が続いた場合等に異常を知らせるものである。 Anomaly detection of the human body, for example, if the move does not state continues for a long time bed, time of degree difficulty thinking is usually, those that stay in the hallway and toilets, inform the abnormality if the move does not state has continued and is there. 異常を知らせる手段は、図示しないが警備会社とセキュリティー契約を結んでいる場合は、即座に連絡するシステムがある。 Means for informing the abnormality, if not shown has signed a security company and the security agreement, there is a system to contact immediately.

【図面の簡単な説明】 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

【図1】第1の実施例を示す図であり、一般住宅内に於ける無線システムの構造図である。 Figure 1 is a view showing a first embodiment, a structural diagram of a in a wireless system in residential.

【図2】第1の実施例を示す図であり、電波センサ構造を示す図である。 Figure 2 is a view showing the first embodiment, is a diagram showing a radio wave sensor structure.

【図3】第2の実施例を示す図であり、人体の異常を示す図である。 [Figure 3] is a diagram showing a second embodiment, and shows the human body abnormality.

【符号の説明】 DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS

1…制御BOX、2…エアコン、3…照明、4…AV機器、5…給湯器、6…トイレ、7…洗浄機能付便座、8 1 ... control BOX, 2 ... air conditioning, 3 ... lighting, 4 ... AV equipment, 5 ... water heater, 6 ... WC, 7 ... cleaning function with seat, 8
…レンジフード、9…キッチン、10…電子カーペット、11…防犯装置、12…電波センサ、13…送信部、14…受信部、15…人体 ... range hood, 9 ... Kitchen, 10 ... electronic carpet, 11 ... security device, 12 ... radio wave sensor, 13 ... transmission unit, 14 ... receiving unit, 15 ... body

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    【特許請求の範囲】 [The claims]
  1. 【請求項1】 住宅内の機能製品をコントロールするためのデータを電波で発信する手段を有する制御装置において、人体検知のための電波を送信する手段と、外部から電波として伝送された信号を受信する手段と、前記送信信号を、前記受信信号の周波数との差分を求めて、 1. A controller having a means for transmitting the data to control the functional products in residential radio waves, means for transmitting a radio wave for the human body detection, receiving the transmitted signal as radio waves from the outside It means for, the transmission signal, and obtains a difference between the frequency of the received signal,
    その差分に応じた信号を生成する信号生成手段からなる人体動作状態把握ユニットを備え、人体の動作状態に応じて機器をコントロールすることを特徴とする住宅内機器制御装置。 Comprising a human motion state grasping unit and a signal generating means for generating a signal corresponding to the difference, residential device control apparatus characterized by controlling the device according to human operation.
  2. 【請求項2】 前記データを電波で発信する手段と前記外部に電波として送信するための信号を生成する手段とを兼用したことを特徴とする請求項第1記載の住宅内機器制御装置。 Wherein said data-home appliance control system as in claim 1, wherein in that also serves as a means for generating a signal for transmission and means for transmitting a radio wave as the wave to the outside.
  3. 【請求項3】 請求項第1項記載の制御装置において、前記外部から電波として伝送された信号を受信する手段に、前記住宅内機器製品から送信されたデータを処理する手段を付加したことを特徴とする請求項第1項乃至2項記載の住宅内機器制御装置。 3. A control apparatus according the first claims, the means for receiving the transmitted signal as radio waves from the outside, that the addition means for processing the data transmitted from the housing in the device product residential equipment control apparatus according to claim paragraphs 1 through 2 wherein wherein.
  4. 【請求項4】 前記送信手段の周波数が、2.45G Wherein the frequency of said transmission means, 2.45 g
    Hz〜12GHzであることを特徴とする請求項第1項乃至3記載の住宅内機器制御装置。 Residential controlling apparatus paragraphs 1 through 3 according claims, characterized in that a Hz~12GHz.
  5. 【請求項5】 請求項第1項記載の制御装置において、前記ユニットを複数設けたことを特徴とする請求項第1項乃至4項記載の住宅内機器制御装置。 5. The control apparatus according the first claims, residential equipment control apparatus according to claim paragraphs 1 through 4 of claims which is characterized in that a plurality of said unit.
  6. 【請求項6】 前記制御装置において、前記ユニットで把握した人体動作状態から人の異常を検知する手段を設けたことを特徴とする請求項第1項乃至5記載の住宅内機器制御装置。 6. The control device, in-home device control apparatus according to claim paragraphs 1 through 5, wherein in that a means for detecting an abnormality from the body operation state grasped human in the unit.
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