JP2001324258A - Refrigerator - Google Patents

Refrigerator

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JP2001324258A
JP2001324258A JP2000143916A JP2000143916A JP2001324258A JP 2001324258 A JP2001324258 A JP 2001324258A JP 2000143916 A JP2000143916 A JP 2000143916A JP 2000143916 A JP2000143916 A JP 2000143916A JP 2001324258 A JP2001324258 A JP 2001324258A
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Yoshioki Fujimoto
Kenji Iwasa
Takashi Nakazato
孝 中里
宜意 冨士本
賢治 岩佐
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Sanyo Electric Co Ltd
三洋電機株式会社
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
    • F25DREFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT COVERED BY ANY OTHER SUBCLASS
    • F25D2400/00General features of, or devices for refrigerators, cold rooms, ice-boxes, or for cooling or freezing apparatus not covered by any other subclass
    • F25D2400/36Visual displays
    • F25D2400/361Interactive visual displays
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
    • F25DREFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT COVERED BY ANY OTHER SUBCLASS
    • F25D2500/00Problems to be solved
    • F25D2500/06Stock management

Abstract

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a refrigerator having a structure capable of easily exchanging an information display or an information terminal.
SOLUTION: A refrigerator 1 having at least either of a door 2 and a drawer, which enables contents to be put therein or taken out therefrom, comprises an information display or ah information terminal 41 housed in a storage box 40 provided at the front of the door 2 or the drawer such that the display surface thereof can be checked from the front and the box 40 can house therein an information display or an information terminal 41 different in shape.
COPYRIGHT: (C)2001,JPO

Description

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

【0001】 [0001]

【産業上の利用分野】本発明は、家庭用あるいは業務用の冷蔵庫において、情報表示装置あるいは情報端末を取り付ける際の構造に関するものである。 The present invention relates, in refrigerator for home or business, to a structure for mounting the information display device or the information terminal.

【0002】 [0002]

【従来の技術】従来の情報表示装置もしくは情報端末を取り付けた冷蔵庫としては特開平8−152253号公報、特開平11−30472号公報、登録実用新案第3 BACKGROUND ART JP-A-8-152253 discloses the conventional information display device or the information terminal as a refrigerator mounted, JP-A 11-30472 and JP Registered Utility Model No. 3
036554号公報などがあった。 036,554 JP there was like.

【0003】これらの公報に記載されたものは、情報表示装置もしくは情報端末を予め冷蔵庫の扉に一体に内蔵したものでありデザイン面でマッチしているが、内蔵される情報表示装置もしくは情報端末のコストが付加されため商品価格が通常の冷蔵庫と比べ高価なものになるものであった。 [0003] those described in these publications, which were built integrally in advance refrigerator door information display device or the information terminal has matched the design surface, the information display device or the information terminal is built commodity prices because the cost of is added was made of the more expensive than a normal refrigerator.

【0004】また、パソコンなどの情報端末を所有するものにとっては2重投資を強いることなり、上記価格と合わせ、情報表示装置もしくは情報端末の普及を阻害するものとなっていた。 [0004] In addition, will be forced to double investment for those who owns an information terminal such as a personal computer, combined with the above-mentioned price, had been intended to inhibit the information display device or dissemination of the information terminal.

【0005】さらに、情報端末としての寿命に比べ冷蔵庫の寿命(耐用年数)は長く、情報端末の買い替えに合わせて冷蔵庫の買い替えも行わなければならず、資源の有効利用の点からきわめて不利なものであった。 Furthermore, refrigerator life (useful life) compared with the life of the information terminal is long, must be made also refrigerator replacement in accordance with the replacement of the information terminal, extremely disadvantageous from the viewpoint of effective utilization of resources Met.

【0006】本願発明はこのような問題点に対して、情報表示装置もしくは情報端末の取替えが容易に行える冷蔵庫を提供するものである。 [0006] The present invention is to provide a refrigerator that allows for such problems, the easy replacement of the information display device or the information terminal.

【0007】 [0007]

【課題を解決するための手段】本発明は、収容物の取入れ/取出しを可能にする扉もしくは引出しの少なくともいずれか一方を有する冷蔵庫において、扉もしくは引き出しの前面に情報表示装置もしくは情報端末を着脱自在に取り付けるものである。 The present invention SUMMARY OF] is detachable in a refrigerator having at least one door or drawer to allow intake / extraction of contained object, the door or the information display device or the information terminal on the front of the drawer it is intended to mount freely.

【0008】さらに本発明は、情報表示装置もしくは情報端末は扉もしくは引出しの前面に設けられた収納箱体に表示面を前面から確認可能に収納されると共に、箱体は異なる形状の情報表示装置もしくは情報端末を収納可能に構成されているものである。 [0008] The present invention relates to an information display device or with the information terminal is ascertainable housed the display surface from the front storage box member provided on the front surface of the door or drawer, box different shapes of the information display device or those which are storable configure information terminal.

【0009】また本発明は、収容物の取入れ/取出しを可能にする引出しを中央付近から上側に設けた冷蔵庫において、引出しの前面に情報表示装置もしくは情報端末等を乗せることができる棚を設け、この棚は前記引出しを閉めた状態で前記冷蔵庫の前面より極端に突出しない形状に構成されているものである。 [0009] The present invention, in the refrigerator drawer provided from the vicinity of the center on the upper side to allow the intake / extraction of contained object, provided the shelf can be the front of the drawer put the information display device or an information terminal or the like, the shelves are those constituted in a shape that does not excessively protrude from the front surface of the refrigerator in a closed state of the drawer.

【0010】さらに本発明は、情報表示装置もしくは情報端末の近傍に、冷蔵庫の駆動用電源から分岐されたコンセントを備えるものである。 [0010] The present invention is in the vicinity of the information display device or the information terminal, those having the outlet is branched from the refrigerator of the drive power supply.

【0011】さらに本発明は、冷蔵庫はネットワークを介して送受信される情報と情報表示装置もしくは情報端末とをつなげるインターフェース回路を備えるものである。 [0011] The present invention is a refrigerator are those comprising an interface circuit for connecting the information and the information display device or an information terminal to be transmitted and received over the network.

【0012】さらに本発明のインターフェース回路はハブまたはモデムであるものである。 Furthermore the interface circuit of the present invention is a hub or a modem.

【0013】さらに本発明のインターフェース回路は情報を送受信するホストとワイヤレスにてつながるものである。 Furthermore the interface circuit of the present invention is lead by the host and the wireless transmitting and receiving information.

【0014】 [0014]

【発明の実施の形態】以下本発明の実施の形態を図面に基づいて説明する。 It is described with reference to the embodiment of the DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION Hereinafter the present invention with reference to the drawings. 図1は本発明を用いた冷蔵庫の正面図であり、図2は図1に示した冷蔵庫のA−A'断面図である。 Figure 1 is a front view of a refrigerator with the present invention, FIG 2 is an A-A 'cross-sectional view of a refrigerator shown in FIG.

【0015】これらの図において、1は冷蔵庫を示し、 [0015] In these figures, 1 indicates the refrigerator,
前面に冷蔵室につながる開閉扉2、製氷室へつながる引出し3、冷凍室へつながる引出し4、氷温室へつながる引出し5、野菜室へつながる引出し6が設けられている。 Door 2 connected to the refrigerating chamber to the front, the drawer 3 which leads to the ice compartment, drawer 4 leading to the freezer compartment, drawer 5 leading to ice greenhouse drawer 6 leading to the vegetable compartment are provided.

【0016】冷蔵庫1の庫内は断熱材で囲まれると共に、冷媒圧縮機7を有する冷凍サイクルを備え、この冷凍サイクルを構成する蒸発器(図示せず)で冷媒が蒸発することによって冷蔵庫1の庫内を冷却するものである。 [0016] with the refrigerator of the refrigerator 1 is surrounded by a heat insulating material, provided with a refrigerating cycle having a refrigerant compressor 7, the refrigerator 1 by the refrigerant in the evaporator (not shown) constituting the refrigerating cycle is evaporated it is intended to cool the inside of the refrigerator.

【0017】8は開閉扉2の中央付近に空けられた貫通窓であり、支持部材9とこの支持部材9を開閉扉2の裏側へ固定するねじ10a、10bとで情報端末15(もしくは情報表示装置)を開閉扉2の裏側へ固定するものである。 [0017] 8 is a through window drilled near the center of the door 2, a screw 10a for fixing the supporting member 9 Toko of the support member 9 to the rear side of the door 2, 10b and the information terminal 15 (or the information display it is intended to fix the device) to the rear side of the door 2.

【0018】この情報端末15は例えは液晶画面とこの液晶画面上に重ねられたタッチパネルを介して入力または操作が行えるように構成されたコンピュータや液晶画面とその横に十字キーや複数のファンクションキーなどをそなえるコンピュータなどを用いることができる。 The cross key and a plurality of function keys the information terminal 15 is for example a liquid crystal screen configured computer or LCD screen to allow the input or operation through the touch panel superimposed on the liquid crystal screen and next to it it can be used such as a computer equipped with a like.

【0019】これらの情報端末15は開閉扉2の裏側で液晶表示画面及び操作部が貫通窓8を介して覗けるように位置合わせした後、弾性を有する支持部材9で開閉扉2の裏側へ押し付けて挟持するものである。 [0019] These information terminal 15 after the liquid crystal display screen and the operation unit on the back side of the door 2 is aligned so peep through the through window 8, pressed against the back side of the door 2 by a support member 9 having elasticity it is intended for clamping Te. 尚、開閉扉2と情報端末15との間及び情報端末15と支持部材9 Note that the support and between the information terminal 15 of the door 2 and the information terminal 15 members 9
との間にはがたつき防止のシール(クッションゴムなど)を設けている。 It is provided rattle seal (cushion rubber) between the.

【0020】従って、貫通窓8の開口面積と情報端末1 [0020] Therefore, the opening area of ​​the through window 8 and the information terminal 1
5の表示部分の面積及び操作部の面積が合い、情報端末15の厚みが断熱カバー11の収容範囲内であれば、他の機種の情報端末を取り付けることができるものである。 Fit the area of ​​the area and the operation of the display portion 5, the thickness of the information terminal 15 is within the housing a range of heat-insulating cover 11 and is able to attach the information terminal in the other models. また、情報端末の厚みに合わせた複数の支持部材9 Further, a plurality of support members according to the thickness of the information terminal 9
を予め用意しておけば情報端末の交換が容易に行えるものである。 Exchange of information terminals be previously prepared is one that easily.

【0021】断熱カバー11は情報端末15及び接続部12を覆うように開閉扉2の背面に設けられているものである。 The insulating cover 11 are those provided on the back of the door 2 so as to cover the information terminal 15 and the connection portion 12. この接続部12には情報端末15へ電力を供給するコンセント及び情報端末15と信号線で接続され信号(データなど)の授受をするコネクタ(RS−232 Connector for the transfer of the connected signal outlet and the information terminal 15 and the signal line for supplying a power to the information terminal 15 in the connecting portion 12 (such as data) (RS-232
C規格の端子、USB規格の端子やLAN接続用の端子など)を有している。 C standard terminal, and a terminal, etc.) for the terminal and the LAN connection of the USB standard. コンセントには情報端末15の電源プラグ13、信号コネクタ14が接続される。 The mains plug 13 of the information terminal 15, the signal connector 14 is connected.

【0022】図3は図1、図2に示した冷蔵庫の冷媒回路及び電気回路の概略を示した説明図である。 FIG. 3 FIG. 1 is an explanatory view showing the outline of the refrigerator in the refrigerant circuit and electrical circuit shown in FIG. この図において、冷媒回路は圧縮機7から突出された高温高圧の冷媒ガスが凝縮器16で放熱し凝縮されたのち電動膨張弁17、18を介して蒸発器19、20へ分岐される。 In this figure, the refrigerant circuit is branched to the electric expansion valve 17, 18 through by evaporator 19 and 20 after the refrigerant gas is projected from the compressor 7 high temperature and high pressure is radiated and condensed in the condenser 16.
蒸発器19、20は夫々冷凍用の低温蒸発器、冷蔵用の通常蒸発器であり、その蒸発器温度が夫々の用途に見合った温度で冷媒が蒸発するように電動膨張弁17、18 Evaporator 19 and 20 cold evaporator for each refrigeration, usually evaporator for a refrigeration, the evaporator temperature is electric expansion valve so that the refrigerant temperature commensurate with the respective application evaporates 17,18
の開度が制御されるものである。 In which the opening degree of which is controlled.

【0023】蒸発器19、20で蒸発(気化)した後の冷媒はアキュムレータ21を介して圧縮機7へ吸い込まれた後、再度突出されて冷媒回路を冷媒が循環するものである。 The refrigerant after evaporation (vaporization) by the evaporator 19 and 20 after being sucked into the compressor 7 via the accumulator 21, and refrigerant circulates through the refrigerant circuit so as to protrude again.

【0024】電動膨張弁17、18の開度はマイクロコンピュータ22で制御され、その制御は例えば蒸発器1 The opening degree of the electronic expansion valve 17 is controlled by the microcomputer 22, the control example evaporator 1
9の温度を温度センサ23で検出しこの温度が所定温度(例えばマイナス20度程度)になるように制御し、蒸発器20の温度を検出しこの温度が所定温度(例えば1 The temperature of 9 detected by the temperature sensor 23 is controlled so that the temperature becomes a predetermined temperature (e.g., minus 20 degrees), the temperature detected by this temperature is a predetermined temperature of the evaporator 20 (e.g., 1
5程度)になるように制御し、凝縮器16温度を温度センサ25で検出しこの温度が所定温度(例えば45度前後)になるように圧縮機7の回転数(運転能力)を制御するものである。 Controlled to be about 5), which the condenser 16 the temperature detected by the temperature sensor 25 the temperature is controlled to a predetermined temperature (e.g., 45 degrees back and forth) to become as rotational speed of the compressor 7 (operating capacity) it is.

【0025】圧縮機7の回転数は、例えば圧縮機7の駆動源に誘導電動機を用いた場合は、少なくとも6個のスイッチング素子を3相ブリッジ状に接続したインバータ回路26で整流平滑回路27が倍電圧整流する直流出力から3相の擬似正弦波を生成し、この擬似正弦波を誘導電動機の固定子巻き線へ供給すると共に、この擬似正弦波の周波数を変えることによって圧縮機7の回転数を制御することができる。 The rotational speed of the compressor 7, for example, when using the induction motor as a drive source of the compressor 7, rectifying and smoothing circuit 27 in the inverter circuit 26 that is connected at least six switching elements in 3-phase bridge shape voltage doubler generates a pseudo sine wave of three-phase from the DC output of the rectifier supplies the pseudo sine wave to the stator windings of the induction motor, the rotational speed of the compressor 7 by varying the frequency of the pseudo sine wave it is possible to control the. この擬似正弦波を生成するためのスイッチングはマイクロコンピュータ22がPWM理論に基づいて行うものである。 Switching for generating the pseudo sine wave is one in which the microcomputer 22 is performed based on the PWM theory.

【0026】また、圧縮機7の駆動源として直流ブラシレスモータを用いた場合は、予め電気角に対する固定子巻き線への通電組み合わせを通電パターンとして設定し、このモータの回転子の回転位置(電気角)に基づいて通電パターンを変えていくものである。 Further, when a DC brushless motor as a driving source of the compressor 7, sets the current combination of the stator winding relative to beforehand electrical angle energization pattern, the rotational position (electric rotor of the motor it is those that will change the current pattern based on the corner). この際、マイクロコンピュータ22は所望の通電パターンで固定子巻き線へ通電ができるようにインバータ回路26のスイッチング素子のON/OFFを制御するものである。 At this time, the microcomputer 22 controls the ON / OFF of the switching elements of the inverter circuit 26 so as to be energized stator winding with a desired current pattern.

【0027】圧縮機7の回転数は固定子巻き線へ供給する直流電力の電圧を変えることによって行われ、この電圧は通電パターンの所定の周期でチョッピングしこのO The rotational speed of the compressor 7 is performed by changing the DC power voltage supplied to the stator winding, this voltage is chopped at a predetermined period of energization pattern this O
Nデューティを変えることによって行えるものである。 In which performed by changing the N duty.

【0028】尚、圧縮機7の駆動源としてインバータ回路26等を用いず、直接交流電力が供給される定速の誘導電動機を用いても良い。 [0028] Incidentally, without using the inverter circuit 26 or the like as a driving source of the compressor 7 may be used an induction motor constant speed direct AC power is supplied.

【0029】整流平滑回路27は電流ヒューズ29,3 The rectifying and smoothing circuit 27 is a current fuse 29,3
0及びプラグ28を介して商用の交流電源に接続されるものである。 0 and via a plug 28 is to be connected to an AC power supply of commercial. 尚、31はバリスタである。 In addition, 31 is a varistor.

【0030】32は定電圧回路であり、整流平滑回路2 [0030] 32 is a constant voltage circuit, the rectifying and smoothing circuit 2
7から出力される直流電力から+15Vの定電圧及び+ From the DC power output from the 7 + 15V constant voltage and the +
5Vの定電圧を出力するものである。 And it outputs a constant voltage of 5V.

【0031】接続部12は電流ヒューズ33を介してプラグ28へつながるコンセント13、+5Vの直流電力を情報端末15へ供給できるコネクタ34、情報端末1 The connecting portion 12 is a current outlet 13 via a fuse 33 connected to the plug 28, + 5V connector 34 DC power can supply to the information terminal 15, the information terminal 1
5と信号線で接続されるコネクタ14などを有している。 And a like connector 14 connected at 5 and the signal line.

【0032】コネクタ14はハブ機能を有する無線LA The connector 14 wireless LA having a hub function
Nの回路に接続され、無線を介して他の機器へネットワーク接続されるものである。 Connected to a circuit of the N, it is intended to be networked to other devices via wireless. このハブ機能を用いてマイクロプロセッサ22がネットワークへ接続されている。 Microprocessor 22 is connected to a network using a hub function.
また、情報端末15がLAN回路(LANボード)を内蔵している場合は、ハブ機能を用いて情報端末15がネットワークへ接続されるものである。 Further, when the information terminal 15 has a built-in LAN circuit (LAN board), in which the information terminal 15 with the hub function is connected to the network. 情報端末15とコネクタ14との間はRS−232C規格やUSB規格などを用いて接続さる。 Connection monkey between is using a RS-232C standard or the USB standard between the information terminal 15 and the connector 14.

【0033】従って、情報端末15はネットワークへ接続され、このネットワークを介して情報を得ることができるものである。 [0033] Therefore, the information terminal 15 is connected to a network, in which information can be obtained via the network.

【0034】図4、図5は他の実施例を示す冷蔵庫の正面図及び箱体を断面とした側面図であり、図1、図2に示した冷蔵庫と同様の構成要素は同じ符号を付して説明を省略する。 FIG. 4, FIG. 5 is a side view and cross-sectional front view and a box of a refrigerator showing another embodiment, FIG. 1, similar components and refrigerator shown in Figure 2 with the same reference numerals and the description thereof is omitted then.

【0035】40は冷蔵室につながる開閉扉2の前面に設けられた箱体であり、情報端末41を上方より内部へ収納可能に構成されている。 [0035] 40 is a box body provided in front of the door 2 connected to the refrigerating chamber, and an information terminal 41 is capable of accommodating constructed from above into the interior. またこの箱体40は、情報端末41を収納した際に情報端末41の表示面を前面から確認可能にする窓部42を備えている。 Also this box body 40 is provided with a window 42 that allows checking the display surface of the information terminal 41 when accommodating the information terminal 41 from the front.

【0036】この情報端末41は箱体40の内部で液晶表示画面及び操作部が窓部42を介して覗けるように位置合わせした後、弾性を有する支持部材43で窓部側へ押し付けて挟持するものである。 The liquid crystal display screen and the operation unit the information terminal 41 is inside the box 40 after the alignment as peep through the window portion 42, for clamping against the window side by the support member 43 having elasticity it is intended. 尚、箱体40と情報端末41との間及び情報端末41と支持部材43との間にはがたつき防止のシール(クッションゴムなど)を設けている。 Note that provided the anti-rattle of the seal (cushion rubber) to and between the information terminal 41 and the support member 43 between the box 40 and the information terminal 41.

【0037】従って、窓部42の開口面積と情報端末4 [0037] Therefore, the opening area of ​​the window portion 42 and the information terminal 4
1の表示部分の面積及び操作部の面積が合い、情報端末41の厚みが箱体40の収容範囲内であれば、他の機種の情報端末を収納することができるものである。 It fits the area of ​​the area and the operation of the first display part, as long as the receiving range information thickness box body 40 of the terminal 41, is capable of accommodating the information terminal in the other models. また、 Also,
情報端末の厚みに合わせた複数の支持部材43を予め用意しておけば情報端末の固定がが容易に行えるものである。 By preparing a plurality of support members 43 to match the thickness of the information terminal in advance of the information terminal fixed is what can be performed easily.

【0038】箱体40の内部もしくはこの箱体40の近傍には情報端末41を接続する接続部が設けられている。 [0038] in the vicinity of or inside the box body 40 of the box body 40 has connecting portion is provided to connect the information terminal 41. この接続部は図2に示した接続部12と同様の機能を有するものであり、同様のものを用いることができるので説明は省略する。 The connection portions are those having the same function as the connection part 12 shown in FIG. 2, it described it is possible to use a similar will be omitted.

【0039】このように構成された箱体40を用いると、情報端末41の交換が容易に行えるようになるものである。 [0039] With the thus constructed box body 40, in which the exchange of the information terminal 41 can be easily performed.

【0040】図6は他の実施例を示す冷蔵庫の斜視図であり、図7は図6に示した冷蔵庫の側面図である。 [0040] Figure 6 is a perspective view of a refrigerator showing another embodiment, FIG. 7 is a side view of a refrigerator shown in FIG. 尚、 still,
図1に示した冷蔵庫1と同様の構成要素は同一符号を付して説明は省略する。 Similar components as refrigerator 1 shown in FIG. 1 description is omitted given the same reference numerals. 図1に示した冷蔵庫との相違点は氷温室5'の前面に棚50を設けた構成にある。 It differs from the refrigerator shown in FIG. 1 is a structure in which a shelf 50 on the front of the ice greenhouse 5 '.

【0041】氷温室51の前面側を欠いて棚50を構成し、氷温室51と棚50とが一体に構成された引き出しを成している。 The lack front side of the ice greenhouse 51 constitute a shelf 50, and ice greenhouse 51 and the shelf 50 forms a drawer configured integrally. すなわち氷温室51の一部を棚50として開放したものである。 That part of the ice greenhouse 51 is obtained by opening the shelf 50.

【0042】52は棚50の先端側に設けられたハンドルであり、氷温室51(棚50)を引き出す時に用いるものである。 [0042] 52 is a handle provided on the distal end side of the shelf 50 is to use when drawing the ice greenhouse 51 (shelf 50).

【0043】図7に示す状態は棚50を引き出した状態であり、氷温室51が冷蔵室等と同様に冷蔵庫に設けられたガイドに沿って移動して棚50の引出しを可能にしている。 The state shown in FIG. 7 is a state of pulling out the shelves 50, the ice greenhouse 51 is moved along a guide provided in the refrigerator like the refrigerating chamber, etc. and enables withdrawal of the shelf 50.

【0044】53は上に向けて傾けられた表示部を有する情報端末であり、情報端末15、41と同様の機能のものを用いることができるので、説明は省略する。 [0044] 53 is an information terminal having a display portion which is inclined toward the top, it is possible to use the same function as the information terminal 15, 41, description is omitted. この情報端末53は土台を介して棚50に固定されるものであり、信号線や電力線は図示しない接続部(情報端末5 The information terminal 53 is intended to be fixed to the shelf 50 via a foundation, signal lines and power lines are not shown connecting portion (information terminal 5
3の背面に位置する付近に設けられる)に接続されるものである。 It is intended to be connected to the provided are) in the vicinity of the position at the back of 3.

【0045】また、この棚50は冷蔵庫の中段から上側に設けられるものであり、利用者が上から見下ろした際に情報端末53の表示部を覗ける位置であれば良い。 Further, the shelf 50 is intended to be provided upward from the middle of the refrigerator, the user may be any position peep the display unit of the information terminal 53 when looking down from above. また、この棚50は利用者の目の高さとほぼ一致する位置からわずかに下あたりまでの範囲に位置させても良いものであり、冷蔵室、冷凍室等の配置(順番)を考慮して見やすい位置に設ければよい。 Further, the shelf 50 is intended may be slightly is positioned in the range of up to per-bottom substantially matching the position and the height of the eyes of the user, in consideration of the refrigerating compartment, the arrangement of such freezing chamber (order) it may be provided in easy-to-see position.

【0046】また、図7に示す実施例では、棚50の先端を冷蔵庫の扉の面に合わせたが邪魔にならない範囲で扉より突出させてもよい。 [0046] Further, in the embodiment shown in FIG. 7, it may be protruded from the door to the extent that has been combined tip shelf 50 on the surface of the refrigerator door out of the way. 棚50を突出させることによって情報端末53の表示部がより見やすくなるものである。 In which more easily see the display section of the information terminal 53 by projecting the shelf 50.

【0047】以上のような構成を用いることにより情報端末の交換が可能になり、情報端末のバージョンUPや新規機種への切換えが容易に行えるようになるものである。 [0047] enables the exchange of information terminals by using the configuration described above, in which the switching to Version UP or new type of information terminal so easily.

【0048】 [0048]

【発明の効果】本発明は、収容物の取入れ/取出しを可能にする扉もしく引出しの少なくともいずれか一方を有する冷蔵庫において、前記扉もしくは引き出しの前面に情報表示装置もしくは情報端末を着脱自在に取り付けることによって情報端末のモデルチェンジ、機能の追加が行われた際にもこの情報端末を容易に交換することができるものである。 According to the present invention, in the refrigerator inlet / extraction verses also doors that allows having at least one drawer contained object, detachably the door or the front of the information display device or the information terminal of the drawer model change information terminal by attaching, when the additional function is also performed in which it is possible to easily exchange the information terminal.

【0049】また、情報表示装置もしくは情報端末の近傍に、冷蔵庫の駆動用電源から分岐されたコンセントを備えることによって、電力線の引き回しが容易になるものである。 [0049] In the vicinity of the information display device or the information terminal, by providing a outlet which is branched from the driving power source of the refrigerator, in which routing of the power line is facilitated.

【0050】また、冷蔵庫はネットワークを介して送受信される情報と情報表示装置もしくは情報端末とをつなげるインターフェース回路を備えることによって、信号線を引き回すことなく電話、CATV等の通信回線又はLANに容易に接続することができるものである。 [0050] Also, the refrigerator by providing the interface circuit to connect the information and the information display device or an information terminal that is transmitted and received through the network, telephone without routing the signal lines, easily to a communication line or a LAN such as CATV those that can be connected.

【0051】尚、情報端末に別途ソフトをインストールすることによって、情報掲示板、冷蔵庫内の保有品管理、調理アシストなどが行えるものである。 [0051] It should be noted that, by separately install the software to the information terminal, information bulletin board, held product management in the refrigerator, are those such as cooking assist can be performed.

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

【図1】本発明の実施例を示す冷蔵庫の正面図である。 1 is a front view of a refrigerator showing an embodiment of the present invention.

【図2】図1位に示した冷蔵庫のA−A'断面図である。 2 is a A-A 'sectional view of the refrigerator shown in FIG. 1 position.

【図3】図1に示した冷蔵庫の用いる要部電気回路図である。 3 is a main part electrical diagram for use with refrigerator shown in FIG.

【図4】本発明の他の実施例を示す冷蔵庫の正面図である。 4 is a front view of a refrigerator showing another embodiment of the present invention.

【図5】図4に示した冷蔵庫の一部断面を示す側面図である。 5 is a side view showing a partial section of the refrigerator shown in FIG.

【図6】本発明の他の実施例を示す冷蔵庫の斜視図である。 6 is a perspective view of a refrigerator showing another embodiment of the present invention.

【図7】図6に示した冷蔵庫の側面図であるあ。 [7] Oh is a side view of a refrigerator shown in FIG. 6.

【符号の説明】 DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS

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  1. 【請求項1】 収容物の取入れ/取出しを可能にする扉もしくは引出しの少なくともいずれか一方を有する冷蔵庫において、前記扉もしくは引き出しの前面に情報表示装置もしくは情報端末を着脱自在に取り付けることを特徴とする冷蔵庫。 1. A refrigerator having at least one door or drawer to allow intake / extraction of contained object, and characterized by removably attaching the door or drawer information display device or the information terminal on the front of refrigerators.
  2. 【請求項2】 前記情報表示装置もしくは情報端末は前記扉もしくは前記引出しの前面に設けられた収納箱体に表示面を前面から確認可能に収納されると共に、前記箱体は異なる形状の情報表示装置もしくは情報端末を収納可能に構成されていることを特徴とする請求項1に記載の冷蔵庫。 Wherein with said information display device or the information terminal is identifiable accommodated from the front of the display surface storage box member provided on the front surface of the door or the drawer, the box body displays information differently shaped the refrigerator according to claim 1, characterized in that it is storable configure device or data terminal.
  3. 【請求項3】 収容物の取入れ/取出しを可能にする引出しを中央付近から上側に設けた冷蔵庫において、前記引出しの前面に情報表示装置もしくは情報端末等を乗せることができる棚を設け、この棚は前記引出しを閉めた状態で前記冷蔵庫の前面より極端に突出しない形状に構成されていることを特徴とする冷蔵庫。 3. A refrigerator drawer that allows intake / extraction of the housing was provided from the vicinity of the center on the upper side, provided with a rack that can place the information display device or an information terminal or the like on the front of the drawer, the shelf Refrigerator, characterized in that it is configured in a shape that does not excessively protrude from the front surface of the refrigerator in a closed state of the drawer.
  4. 【請求項4】 前記情報表示装置もしくは情報端末の近傍に、前記冷蔵庫の駆動用電源から分岐されたコンセントを備えることを特徴とする請求項1乃至請求項3に記載の冷蔵庫。 In the vicinity of claim 4 wherein said information display device or the information terminal, a refrigerator according to claim 1 to claim 3, characterized in that it comprises a outlet which is branched from the driving power source of the refrigerator.
  5. 【請求項5】 前記冷蔵庫はネットワークを介して送受信される情報と前記情報表示装置もしくは情報端末とをつなげるインターフェース回路を備えることを特徴とする請求項1乃至請求項4に記載の冷蔵庫。 Wherein said refrigerator refrigerator according to claim 1 to claim 4, characterized in that it comprises an interface circuit for connecting the information and the information display device or an information terminal to be transmitted and received over the network.
  6. 【請求項6】 前記インターフェース回路はハブまたはモデムであることを特徴とする請求項5に記載の冷蔵庫。 Wherein said interface circuit refrigerator according to claim 5, characterized in that the hub or modem.
  7. 【請求項7】 前記インターフェース回路は情報を送受信するホストとワイヤレスにてつながることを特徴とする請求項5に記載の冷蔵庫。 7. A refrigerator according to claim 5, characterized in that lead in host and a wireless transmitting and receiving the interface circuit information.
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