JPH0545042A - Freezer-refrigerator with warning indicator - Google Patents

Freezer-refrigerator with warning indicator

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JPH0545042A
JPH0545042A JP20018391A JP20018391A JPH0545042A JP H0545042 A JPH0545042 A JP H0545042A JP 20018391 A JP20018391 A JP 20018391A JP 20018391 A JP20018391 A JP 20018391A JP H0545042 A JPH0545042 A JP H0545042A
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refrigerator
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Yuzo Yoshioka
雄三 吉岡
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Sharp Corp
シヤープ株式会社
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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

Abstract

PURPOSE:To give warning to the user by means of indication on an indicator when the use of a refrigerator is unsuitable. CONSTITUTION:The articles of food stored in an refrigerator are perceived in the form of pictorial images by a CCD camera 6 and a means of processing pictorial images so that, when any such article is deposited in an unsuitable manner, the user is informed of the matter by indication on an indicator 7.

Description

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

【0001】 [0001]

【産業上の利用分野】本願は、冷凍冷蔵庫の不適切な使用の認識方法と表示に関するものである。 The present application relates to relates to a display and recognition method of improper use of the refrigerator.

【0002】 [0002]

【従来の技術】一般の冷凍冷蔵庫の冷気の流れを図1に示す。 The flow of cold air of the freezing refrigerator BACKGROUND ART Generally shown in Fig.

【0003】冷却器1でつくられた冷気を冷気循環用ファンモータ2によって循環させる。 [0003] causes the made cooler 1 cold air circulated by the cold air circulating fan motor 2. 冷蔵室へ向かう冷気の途中にはダンパー3が取りつけられており、冷蔵室が高温時にはダンパー3が開、低温時には閉されて、冷蔵室の温度をコントロールしている。 In the middle of the cold air toward the refrigerating chamber is mounted damper 3, refrigerating chamber damper 3 is opened at high temperatures, it is closed at a low temperature, and controlling the temperature of the refrigerating compartment. ダンパー3が開時に冷気は吹出口4から冷蔵室に流れこみ、食品を冷却する。 Cold air when the damper 3 is open is crowded flow to the refrigerating compartment from the outlet 4 to cool the food. 食品を置く棚5は最近あみ棚ではなく、透明でフラットな形状のものが主流になっている。 Shelf 5 to put the food is not a recent Ami shelf, those of transparent and flat shape has become the mainstream.

【0004】ところで庫内を適切に冷す為には上記の冷気が循環する必要があるが、吹出口4に接触させて、あるいは、直前に吹出口をふさいでしまうような形で食品を置かれた場合、正規の冷気が流れず、従って庫内に温度むらができたりして、一部の食品の品質を落とすことがある。 [0004] In order to cool the inside of the refrigerator properly, it is necessary that the above cold air is circulated, but is brought into contact with the air outlet 4, or, place the food in a way that just before may block the air outlet to If you have him, not the regular cold air flow, and therefore to or can temperature unevenness in the refrigerator, there is lowering the quality of some of the food.

【0005】現行では、製品購入時に添付されている取扱説明書に吹出口をふさがないようにと使用者に注意を促している。 [0005] In the current, are urging attention to the user and so as not to block the air outlet in the instruction manual, which is attached at the time of product purchase.

【0006】 [0006]

【発明が解決しようとする課題】上述のように冷気の吹出口を食品等でふさがれた場合、庫内が正常に冷却されるのをさまたげるが、使用者はなかなかこれに気づきにくい。 If [0005] the outlet of the cold air as described above was covered with foods, but prevent the the refrigerator is cooled properly, the user quite difficult to notice this. また、取扱説明書も常に読まれ、注意点を実行されているとは限らない。 In addition, the instruction manual is also always read, not necessarily to be running the Notes.

【0007】従って、冷蔵庫内に食品を入れているにもかかわらず、食品が低温に保存されず、品質を低下させることがある。 [0007] Thus, in spite of the fact that putting food in the refrigerator, the food is not stored in the low temperature, there is a lowering the quality.

【0008】 [0008]

【課題を解決するための手段】従来の問題点を解決するための具体的な技術手段を説明する。 Means for Solving the Problems] To explain the specific technical means for solving the conventional problems.

【0009】本発明は、上記不都合点に鑑み、冷気吹出口近傍をCCDカメラにより、扉の開閉後に画像入力し、このデータを画像処理素子により特徴抽出と情報圧縮を行い、マイコンにより画像認識をして、吹出口をふさぐような食品の置かれ方をした場合には表示装置に注意をうながす表示を行う。 [0009] The present invention has been made in view of the above disadvantages, the CCD camera cold air outlet near to the image input after closing the door, performs feature extraction and information compressing the data by an image processing device, an image recognition by the microcomputer to perform the display to prompt attention to the display device in the case where the placed the way of food, such as blocking the air outlet.

【0010】 [0010]

【作用】本発明は冷蔵庫内を画像認識し、不適切な使われ方をしていた場合、表示装置に表示して使用者に注意をうながすものである。 [Action] The present invention is image recognition in the refrigerator, if you were the inappropriate use the way, is intended to prompt attention to the user by displaying on the display device.

【0011】 [0011]

【実施例】以下図面に示す実施例に基づいて説明する。 It will be described based on EXAMPLE shown in the drawings.

【0012】図2は、冷凍冷蔵庫の縦断面図であり、図に示す位置にCCDカメラ6が取りつけられている。 [0012] Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of refrigerator, CCD camera 6 is attached to the position shown in FIG.

【0013】図3は、電子回路のシステムブロック図であり、図4は画像処理を中心としたフローチャートと入力された画像の一例である。 [0013] Figure 3 is a system block diagram of an electronic circuit, FIG. 4 is an example of an image that is input as the flow chart with a focus on image processing.

【0014】図4のフローチャートに従って説明するとステップS1ではあらかじめ吹出口近傍の画像をCCD [0014] CCD image beforehand outlet near the Explaining step S1 in accordance with the flowchart of FIG. 4
カメラより入力しておく(画像1)。 Keep input from the camera (image 1). ステップS2ではドアスイッチ11によりドアが開閉されたかどうかをチェックし、開閉されればステップS3に進む。 The door switch 11 at step S2 to check whether the door has been opened and closed, when it is opened and closed proceeds to step S3.

【0015】ステップS3でドア閉後の画像を入力し、 [0015] Enter the image of the door after engaging in a step S3,
特徴抽出と情報圧縮を行うことにより、ゴミ、よごれ等を除去する(画像2)。 By performing feature extraction and data compression, dust, dirt, etc. is removed (picture 2).

【0016】ステップS4で画像1と画像2の差分をとり、吹出口近傍に食品が置かれている場合を画像3に、 [0016] taking the difference between the images 1 and 2 in step S4, where the food is placed in the air outlet near to the image 3,
置かれていない場合を画像4に示す。 It shows the case that is not located in the image 4.

【0017】ステップS5において、S4で得た画像が空白であるかどうかをチェックし、空白の場合は、吹出口近傍に食品が置かれていないことになるから表示装置の“注意ランプ”を消灯し(ステップS6)、空白でない場合は吹出口近傍に食品が置かれていることになるので表示装置の“注意ランプ”を点灯する(ステップS [0017] In step S5, the image obtained in S4, it is checked whether it is blank, in the case of blank off a "Caution light" of the display device because it will not have food placed in the air outlet near and (step S6), and if not blank to light "Caution light" of the display device it means that the food is placed in the outlet vicinity (step S
7). 7). 以後、S2〜S6,S7をくり返すことにより、 Thereafter, S2 to S6, by repeating the S7,
吹出口をふさぐような食品の置かれ方をしたとき、使用者に注意を促すことができる。 When the placed the way of food, such as blocking the air outlet, it is possible to call attention to the user.

【0018】なお本願においては食品を冷気の吹出口に置かれた場合を説明したが、本願と同じ方法によって他の場所を検知してもよい。 [0018] Although in the present application has been described when placed the food outlet of cold air, may be detected elsewhere in the same manner as the present application.

【0019】例えば1)ドアの閉め忘れ、2)棚が正規の位置に置かれているかどうか、3)ビールビン、牛乳等の倒れによる液もれ、等である。 [0019] For example 1) forgetting to close the door, 2) whether the shelf is placed in the normal position, 3) beer bottles, liquid leakage due to collapse of the milk like, and the like.

【0020】 [0020]

【発明の効果】以上説明したようにこの発明によれば冷蔵庫の使用者が適切でない食品の置き方をしたときに使用者に注意表示をし、これを改善するよう促すことができる。 Refrigerator of the user According to the present invention, as described above, according to the present invention is the attention displayed to the user when it is the way of placing the food not appropriate, it can be prompted to improve this.

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

【図1】従来の冷凍冷蔵庫の冷気の流れを示す図である。 1 is a diagram illustrating a flow of cool air in the conventional refrigerator.

【図2】本発明のCCDカメラの取りつけ位置の一例を示す図である。 2 is a diagram showing an example of a mounting position of the CCD camera of the present invention.

【図3】本発明のシステムブロック図である。 3 is a system block diagram of the present invention.

【図4】第4図は画像処理を中心としたフローチャートである。 [4] FIG. 4 is a flow chart around the image processing.

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【手続補正書】 [Procedure amendment]

【提出日】平成4年4月27日 [Filing date] 1992 April 27

【手続補正1】 [Amendment 1]

【補正対象書類名】図面 [Correction target document name] drawings

【補正対象項目名】全図 [Correction target item name] all the drawings

【補正方法】変更 [Correction method] change

【補正内容】 [Correction contents]

【図1】 [Figure 1]

【図2】 [Figure 2]

【図3】 [Figure 3]

【図4】 [Figure 4]

Claims (1)

    【特許請求の範囲】 [The claims]
  1. 【請求項1】 庫内に保存されている食品を写すCCD 1. A CCD View daylight food stored in the chamber
    カメラと、 該CCDカメラによる画像を入力して記憶する手段と、 2つの画像の差分をとる手段と、 予め入力されている注意項目を使用者に示す表示手段と、扉の開閉が行われたことを検知するドアスイッチと、を具備してなり、 扉が開閉される毎に庫内の画像を入力し、適切でないところに食品が置かれている場合、予め記憶されている画像と差分をとることにより認識し、表示手段により使用者に知らせることを特徴とする注意表示付冷凍冷蔵庫。 A camera, a means for inputting and storing an image of the CCD camera, and means for taking the difference between two images, and display means for indicating the attention items which are input in advance to the user, the opening and closing of the door were made it comprises a and a door switch for detecting that, when the door is inputted images-compartment each time it is opened and closed, and the food is placed where not appropriate, the image and the difference stored in advance recognized, warning display with a refrigerator, characterized in that it informs the user by the display means by taking.
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US6919795B2 (en) * 2000-08-18 2005-07-19 Rutger Roseen Method and apparatus for keeping a check on the storage time for goods in a storage
KR100677269B1 (en) * 2005-03-15 2007-02-02 엘지전자 주식회사 Refrigerator with camera
WO2009138359A2 (en) * 2008-05-13 2009-11-19 BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH Household appliance comprising an image capturing device
JP2010048507A (en) * 2008-08-25 2010-03-04 Hitachi Appliances Inc Recording medium for operating instruction of refrigerator
JP2014209048A (en) * 2013-03-29 2014-11-06 パナソニック株式会社 Refrigerator and refrigerator internal display system

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US6919795B2 (en) * 2000-08-18 2005-07-19 Rutger Roseen Method and apparatus for keeping a check on the storage time for goods in a storage
KR100677269B1 (en) * 2005-03-15 2007-02-02 엘지전자 주식회사 Refrigerator with camera
WO2009138359A2 (en) * 2008-05-13 2009-11-19 BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH Household appliance comprising an image capturing device
WO2009138359A3 (en) * 2008-05-13 2010-03-11 BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH Household appliance comprising an image capturing device
JP2010048507A (en) * 2008-08-25 2010-03-04 Hitachi Appliances Inc Recording medium for operating instruction of refrigerator
JP2014209048A (en) * 2013-03-29 2014-11-06 パナソニック株式会社 Refrigerator and refrigerator internal display system

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