KR20120005315A - Integrated control system of home electric appliance - Google Patents

Integrated control system of home electric appliance Download PDF

Info

Publication number
KR20120005315A
KR20120005315A KR1020100066005A KR20100066005A KR20120005315A KR 20120005315 A KR20120005315 A KR 20120005315A KR 1020100066005 A KR1020100066005 A KR 1020100066005A KR 20100066005 A KR20100066005 A KR 20100066005A KR 20120005315 A KR20120005315 A KR 20120005315A
Authority
KR
South Korea
Prior art keywords
infrared
control data
home appliance
control
microcomputer
Prior art date
Application number
KR1020100066005A
Other languages
Korean (ko)
Inventor
권경주
Original Assignee
(주)리눅스아이티
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by (주)리눅스아이티 filed Critical (주)리눅스아이티
Priority to KR1020100066005A priority Critical patent/KR20120005315A/en
Publication of KR20120005315A publication Critical patent/KR20120005315A/en

Links

Images

Classifications

    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
    • G06F3/048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI]
    • G06F3/0487Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser
    • G06F3/0488Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
    • GPHYSICS
    • G08SIGNALLING
    • G08CTRANSMISSION SYSTEMS FOR MEASURED VALUES, CONTROL OR SIMILAR SIGNALS
    • G08C23/00Non-electrical signal transmission systems, e.g. optical systems
    • G08C23/04Non-electrical signal transmission systems, e.g. optical systems using light waves, e.g. infrared
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04QSELECTING
    • H04Q9/00Arrangements in telecontrol or telemetry systems for selectively calling a substation from a main station, in which substation desired apparatus is selected for applying a control signal thereto or for obtaining measured values therefrom
    • H04Q9/04Arrangements for synchronous operation
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04QSELECTING
    • H04Q2209/00Arrangements in telecontrol or telemetry systems
    • H04Q2209/40Arrangements in telecontrol or telemetry systems using a wireless architecture

Abstract

The present invention relates to an integrated control system for home appliances, and the present invention enables one to store infrared control data corresponding to the added home appliances on the one remote control whenever the home appliance is added or replaced. It is composed of a home appliance integrated control system that individually or simultaneously controls various kinds of home appliances with a remote control, thereby improving the inconvenience of using multiple remote controls and the problem of resource waste that includes a remote control for each home appliance. It is to increase the ease of use.

Description

Integrated control system of home electric appliance

The present invention relates to an integrated control system for home appliances, and more particularly, to control different or different types of home appliances individually or simultaneously with one remote controller, as well as control data corresponding to different types of home appliances. The present invention relates to an integrated control system of a home appliance, which can be received via the Internet and stored in a remote controller.

In general, home appliances such as TVs, home theaters, air conditioners, air cleaners, robot cleaners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electric switches, and audio devices each include a remote control remote control. Accordingly, one home appliance is remotely controlled through a single remote control. To control.

However, as described above, the method in which the home appliance and the remote control correspond to 1: 1 is inconvenient to perform a remote control operation by searching for the remote controller according to the remote control of different types of home appliances. There was a problem of wasting resources caused by including a remote controller for each remote control.

Accordingly, in the related art, a single integrated remote controller can remotely control various types of home appliances (eg, TV, air conditioner, audio), but in the case of the integrated remote controller, Infrared control data information can be set. If a user purchases or replaces a new home appliance (e.g. home theater) while purchasing an integrated remote control, the newly purchased integrated remote control can be newly purchased or replaced. It was inconvenient to use such as remote control only by remote control included in a newly purchased or replaced home appliance without controlling a home appliance.

That is, the conventional integrated remote control could not additionally set the infrared control data of the new home appliance in the state of setting the infrared control data for controlling various kinds of home appliances, and accordingly, even if the conventional integrated remote controller has a conventional integrated remote controller, As the number of remote controllers increases or decreases, the number of remote controllers also increases, thereby compromising the inconvenience and waste of resources caused by the use of multiple remote controllers.

Therefore, the present invention is to improve the above-mentioned conventional problems, each time the home appliance is added or replaced, while allowing the infrared control data corresponding to the added home appliance via the Internet to store in one remote control, one Its purpose is to provide a home appliance integrated control system that allows individual or simultaneous control of various types of home appliances with a remote control of.

The integrated home appliance control system of the present invention for achieving the above object, Web server for storing and managing infrared control data that can remotely control various types of home appliances; The web server includes a communication port that can be connected to a computer connected to the Internet network by a communication cable to selectively download and store infrared control data from the web server, and to store the stored infrared control data to control the home appliance. A remote controller for transmitting a wireless signal; And an infrared communication module attached to an infrared receiver formed in the various types of home appliances, and receiving infrared control data wirelessly transmitted from the remote controller and converting the infrared control data into an infrared signal and transmitting the infrared control data to the infrared receiver of the home appliance. .

In addition, the remote control, a first microcomputer including a built-in memory for storing the infrared control data of the home appliances downloaded from the web server, and the infrared control data stored in the built-in memory operating under the control of the first microcomputer It comprises a first RF communication unit for transmitting the wireless to the infrared communication module, and a touch screen and a button unit for information input to operate under the control of the first microcomputer.

The first microcomputer may further include a tab area in which a list of home appliances is displayed to select a home appliance for setting a shortcut button, and the tap area is configured to wirelessly transmit infrared control data to a home appliance set when the button is pressed. An easy setting program for displaying the button area for setting the infrared control data corresponding to the home appliance is displayed on the touch screen.

In addition, the infrared communication module, the second RF communication unit for receiving a radio signal of the infrared control data transmitted by the remote control wirelessly; A second microcomputer for converting a radio signal of the infrared control data received from the second RF communication unit into an infrared signal; And an infrared ray transmitter for transmitting the infrared signal converted by the second microcomputer to the infrared receiver of the control target home appliance. It is configured to include.

As such, the present invention allows individual remote control of various types of home appliances with one remote control while allowing infrared remote control data corresponding to the home appliances added through the Internet to be stored in one remote control whenever the home appliances are added or replaced. The integrated control system for home appliances, which can be used to improve the convenience of use, such as the inconvenience of using multiple remote controllers and the problem of waste of resources to include remote controllers for each home appliance, can be expected. .

1 is an overall configuration diagram of a home appliance integrated control system according to an embodiment of the present invention.
Figure 2 is a block diagram of a remote control according to an embodiment of the present invention.
Figure 3 is a block diagram of an infrared communication module (IRF) in an embodiment of the present invention.
4 is a screen diagram of a state of setting a shortcut button (easy button) through the touch screen of the remote control according to an embodiment of the present invention.
Figure 5 is a download screen diagram built on the infrared DB server on the Internet to download the infrared control data of the home appliance in an embodiment of the present invention.

Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings.

1 is an overall configuration diagram of an integrated home appliance control system in an embodiment of the present invention, Figure 2 is a block diagram of a remote control in an embodiment of the present invention, Figure 3 is an embodiment of the present invention infrared communication module (IRF) 4 is a block diagram of a state of setting a shortcut button through a touch screen of a remote control according to an embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 5 is an infrared ray of a home appliance according to an embodiment of the present invention. The download screen diagram of the infrared DB server on the Internet where control data can be downloaded is shown.

1 to 5, the integrated home appliance control system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a web server 10, a remote controller 20, and an infrared communication module 30.

The web server 10 is built on the Internet and stores and manages infrared control data for each model of the home appliance to remotely control various types of home appliances (N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8). And download and provide the infrared control data for each model according to a request of a registered user.

The remote control 20 is provided with a communication port (USB port) that can be connected to a computer (not shown) connected to the web server 10 by an internet network and a communication cable (USB cable), the web server 10 Selectively download and store infrared control data from the first electronic device; and transmit the stored infrared control data to the infrared communication module 30 as a radio signal (RF) to control the home appliance. ), A first RF communication unit 23, a touch screen 24, a button unit 25.

The first microcomputer 22 includes a built-in memory for storing infrared control data of home appliances downloaded from the web server 10, and a list of home appliances is displayed to select a home appliance for setting a shortcut button. A button for setting infrared control data corresponding to the home appliance selected by the tap region T to wirelessly transmit the infrared control data to the tap region T to be set and the home appliance set when the button unit 25 is pressed. The built-in easy setting program for displaying the area B on the touch screen 24 is configured.

The first RF communication unit 23 operates under the control of the first microcomputer 22 and is configured to wirelessly transmit infrared control data stored in the internal memory to the infrared communication module 30.

The touch screen 24 operates under the control of the first microcomputer 22 to display the tap area T and the button area B, and the tap area T is a touchable easy button. An area T1 and a home appliance list area T2, wherein the button area B includes an on / off button area B1, an up / down button area B2, and 0 to 9 and *, # buttons. It includes a numeric button area (B3) comprising a.

The button unit 25 can be pressed by the user and is configured in the same pattern as the numeric button area B3.

The infrared communication module (IRF) 30 is manufactured in a small size so that the infrared communication module (IRF) 30 can be attached to the infrared receiver formed in the various kinds of home appliances (N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8), respectively. After receiving the infrared control data wirelessly transmitted from the remote control unit 20 and converting it into an infrared signal to be transmitted to the infrared receiver of the home appliance, the second RF communication unit 31, the second microcomputer 32 And an infrared transmitter 33.

The second RF communication unit 31 is configured to receive a radio signal of the infrared control data transmitted by the remote control unit 20 and output it to the second microcomputer 32.

The second microcomputer 32 is configured to convert a radio signal of the infrared control data received from the second RF communication unit 31 into an infrared signal and output the infrared signal to the infrared transmitter 33.

The infrared transmitter 33 is configured to transmit the infrared signal converted by the second microcomputer 32 to the infrared receiver of the control target home appliance.

In the present invention configured as described above, as shown in FIGS. 1 to 5, first, various home appliances (N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8) are provided in the home. (N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8) Connect the communication port 21 of the remote control and the computer with a communication cable so that the integrated control through a single remote control.

Next, as shown in Figure 5 attached to the web server 10 on the Internet through the computer through the membership authentication to search for home appliances of the same model as the home appliances provided in the home.

When the home appliance of the same model is found as a result of the search, when the user downloads and selects the infrared control data corresponding to the found home appliance, the selected infrared control data is transmitted from the web server 10 to the Internet network, the computer, and the communication cable. Through the communication port 21 of the remote control 20 is stored in the built-in memory provided in the first microcomputer 22 in the remote control 20, and all the infrared control data required by repeating such download is the remote control ( 20).

On the other hand, in the state of storing the various types of infrared control data in the remote control 20 as described above, the user can set a shortcut button so that the integrated control of several types of home appliances using a single remote control 20, The setting is performed through the process of FIG. 4.

That is, as shown in FIG. 4, the user first displays a tap area T and a button area B for setting a shortcut button through the touch screen 24 of the remote controller 20.

Next, the user presses the easy button area T1 in the tap area T displayed on the touch screen 24, and then, in the home appliance list area T2, the user selects the desired home appliance in the button area B. Search and select while up / down through the down button area B2 and then press the selected home appliance. Here, the selection of the home appliance may be selected in one or a plurality.

Next, the user presses and holds the on button area for a predetermined time (for example, 1 second) in the on / off button area B1 of the button area B for easy button setting.

Then, the number button area B3 is displayed from the pressing of the on button area, and accordingly, the user selects and presses one number button in the number button area B3.

Then, the home appliance selected from the tap area T is matched with the number button selected and pressed in the number button area B3 and registration of the shortcut button is completed. Accordingly, the first microcomputer 22 allows the user to When the selected number is pressed through the button unit 25 included in the remote controller 20, the infrared control data is transmitted to the infrared communication module 30 attached to the selected home appliance as a wireless signal.

Therefore, the registration process of matching the new home appliance and the new number button by repeating the registration process of the shortcut button as described above corresponds to each number from pressing each number provided in the button unit 25 of the remote controller 20. That is to be able to control the operation of one home appliance or a plurality of home appliances integrated at a time.

For example, as shown in FIGS. 1 to 3, when the user presses the number “1” on the button unit 25 of the remote controller 20, the first microcomputer 22 may store the internal memory in response to the push signal. After detecting the infrared control data corresponding to the number “1” from the stored infrared control data, wirelessly transmits the infrared control module 30 attached to the corresponding home appliance (eg, a TV) through the first RF communication unit 23. Send it out.

Then, the second RF communication unit 31 included in the infrared communication module 30 receives the radio signal, and accordingly, the second microcomputer 32 receives the infrared control data received from the second RF communication unit 31. The wireless signal is converted into an infrared signal and then transmitted to the infrared receiver of the home appliance through the infrared transmitter 33. Accordingly, the TV of the home appliance may be controlled by the remote controller 20.

In addition, when the user presses the number "2" on the button unit 25 of the remote controller 20, the first microcomputer 22 corresponds to the number "2" among the infrared control data stored in the internal memory according to the push signal. After detecting the infrared control data to wirelessly transmit it to the infrared communication module 30 attached to the corresponding home appliance (eg, air conditioner) through the first RF communication unit (23).

Then, the second RF communication unit 31 included in the infrared communication module 30 receives the radio signal, and accordingly, the second microcomputer 32 receives the infrared control data received from the second RF communication unit 31. After converting the radio signal into an infrared signal and transmits it to the infrared receiver of the home appliance through the infrared transmitter 33, the air conditioner, which is the home appliance, can be controlled by the remote controller 20.

Here, even if a user purchases a new home appliance or replaces a home appliance, if the user goes through a process of downloading and setting infrared control data of a newly purchased or replaced home appliance from the web server 10 to the remote controller 20, Even without purchasing a new remote control, the current remote control 20 can control the newly purchased or replaced home appliance.

On the other hand, in the above description has been made to independently control each TV or air conditioner with a single remote control 20, but through the one remote control 20 to control a plurality of TV and air conditioner at one time In addition, this is possible by setting several types of home appliances in one shortcut button when setting the shortcut button.

The present invention is not limited to the above-described specific preferred embodiments, and various modifications can be made by any person having ordinary skill in the art without departing from the gist of the present invention claimed in the claims. Of course, such changes will fall within the scope of the claims.

10; Web server 20; remote
21; Communication port 22; First micom
23; A first RF communication unit 24; touch screen
25; Button 30; Infrared communication module
31; A second RF communication unit 32; 2nd micom
33; Infrared transmitter

Claims (4)

A web server for storing and managing infrared control data capable of remotely controlling various kinds of home appliances;
The web server includes a communication port that can be connected to a computer connected to the Internet network by a communication cable to selectively download and store infrared control data from the web server, and to store the stored infrared control data to control the home appliance. A remote controller for transmitting a wireless signal; And,
An infrared communication module attached to an infrared receiver formed in the various types of home appliances, and receiving infrared control data wirelessly transmitted from the remote controller and converting the infrared control data into an infrared signal and transmitting the infrared signal to the infrared receiver of the home appliance; Integrated home appliance control system, characterized in that comprising a.
The method of claim 1, wherein the remote control,
A first microcomputer including an internal memory storing infrared control data of home appliances downloaded from the web server;
A first RF communication unit operating under the control of the first microcomputer and wirelessly transmitting infrared control data stored in the internal memory to the infrared communication module;
And a touch screen and a button unit for inputting information operated under the control of the first microcomputer.
The method of claim 2, wherein the first microcomputer,
A tap area in which a list of home appliances is displayed to select a home appliance for setting a shortcut button; And an easy setting program for displaying a button area for setting data on the touch screen.
The method of claim 1, wherein the infrared communication module,
A second RF communication unit for receiving a radio signal of infrared control data wirelessly transmitted from the remote controller;
A second microcomputer for converting a radio signal of the infrared control data received from the second RF communication unit into an infrared signal; And,
An infrared transmitter for transmitting the infrared signal converted by the second microcomputer to an infrared receiver of a control target home appliance; Integrated home appliance control system, characterized in that comprising a.
KR1020100066005A 2010-07-08 2010-07-08 Integrated control system of home electric appliance KR20120005315A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
KR1020100066005A KR20120005315A (en) 2010-07-08 2010-07-08 Integrated control system of home electric appliance

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
KR1020100066005A KR20120005315A (en) 2010-07-08 2010-07-08 Integrated control system of home electric appliance

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
KR20120005315A true KR20120005315A (en) 2012-01-16

Family

ID=45611525

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
KR1020100066005A KR20120005315A (en) 2010-07-08 2010-07-08 Integrated control system of home electric appliance

Country Status (1)

Country Link
KR (1) KR20120005315A (en)

Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
KR101464568B1 (en) * 2013-10-22 2014-11-25 충북대학교 산학협력단 Smart power saving system using the infrared code and method for driving the same
KR20150028177A (en) * 2013-09-05 2015-03-13 삼성전자주식회사 control device and method for controlling the same
KR20150054366A (en) * 2013-11-12 2015-05-20 주식회사 엘지유플러스 Communication Terminal and Method for Remote Controlling Electronic through Network, Electronic Device Control Server, Camera and Method for Supporting Remote Control
WO2015102469A1 (en) * 2014-01-06 2015-07-09 삼성전자주식회사 Control apparatus and method for controlling same
KR101664172B1 (en) * 2015-12-18 2016-10-10 네오모바일테크놀로지 주식회사 System and method for controlling infrared ray
CN107145085A (en) * 2017-04-26 2017-09-08 北京望远迅杰科技有限公司 A kind of method that air purifier Data Enter is carried out using wechat

Cited By (9)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
KR20150028177A (en) * 2013-09-05 2015-03-13 삼성전자주식회사 control device and method for controlling the same
KR101464568B1 (en) * 2013-10-22 2014-11-25 충북대학교 산학협력단 Smart power saving system using the infrared code and method for driving the same
KR20150054366A (en) * 2013-11-12 2015-05-20 주식회사 엘지유플러스 Communication Terminal and Method for Remote Controlling Electronic through Network, Electronic Device Control Server, Camera and Method for Supporting Remote Control
WO2015102469A1 (en) * 2014-01-06 2015-07-09 삼성전자주식회사 Control apparatus and method for controlling same
CN105706395A (en) * 2014-01-06 2016-06-22 三星电子株式会社 Control apparatus and method for controlling same
CN105706395B (en) * 2014-01-06 2020-01-14 三星电子株式会社 Control apparatus and control method thereof
US10608837B2 (en) 2014-01-06 2020-03-31 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Control apparatus and method for controlling the same
KR101664172B1 (en) * 2015-12-18 2016-10-10 네오모바일테크놀로지 주식회사 System and method for controlling infrared ray
CN107145085A (en) * 2017-04-26 2017-09-08 北京望远迅杰科技有限公司 A kind of method that air purifier Data Enter is carried out using wechat

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
CN103546832B (en) The matching process of home appliance remote controller and system
US9866892B2 (en) IR pairing for RF4CE remote controls
US9412266B2 (en) Signal conversion device and smart home network system using the same
KR101623162B1 (en) Wireless extender with universal remote code and employment method thereof
US20120295662A1 (en) Universal Remote
US20160094702A1 (en) Universal remote control
US20150194048A1 (en) Universal Remote
KR101588595B1 (en) AN INTEGRATED REMOTE CONTROLLER SUPPORTING INTERNET OF THINGS(IoT) AND THE CONTROL METHOD THEREOF
KR20120005315A (en) Integrated control system of home electric appliance
WO2012118056A1 (en) Network system, method for displaying operation screen, electronic device, and method for controlling electronic device
WO2015190154A1 (en) Server apparatus, control system, and control method
JP2014093783A (en) Agent device, electric apparatus and control method therefor
CN105739318A (en) Intelligent socket, intelligent household control system and control method thereof
CN103905857A (en) Television system
CN103985245A (en) Method for learning infrared codes of remote controller based on intelligent terminal, and intelligent terminal
JPWO2013132750A1 (en) COMMUNICATION METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM, MOBILE TERMINAL, HOME ELECTRIC DEVICE, AND OPERATION SETTING SYSTEM FOR HOME ELECTRIC DEVICE
CN103916690A (en) Smart television set remote control method and device
CN104122999A (en) Intelligent device interaction method and system
KR20120099857A (en) Integrated remotecontrol system and control method thereof
JP4943890B2 (en) Remote control system
KR20150005800A (en) Remote controlled home appliances and mobile communication terminal and system for managing of home appliances therefor
KR20170057487A (en) Tate recognition method of control apparatus using mobile remocon system
KR101700122B1 (en) Electric home appliances of control device
TWI568273B (en) Infrared remote control integrated system and method of home appliance
TWI658438B (en) Full-automatic code finding method for universal remote control system and device

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
WITN Withdrawal due to no request for examination