Washing machine with upper loading with control unit on the front side of cover

FIELD: consumer electronics.

SUBSTANCE: invention refers to the washing machines. Washing machine with upper loading contains the tub wheel rotating around horizontal axis placed inside the tank with the hole in the top, cover for opening/closing access to said tub wheel, outer frame with upper cover hinged in its rear part, locking unit for locking/unlocking the cover with upper surface of frame and outer control unit capable of controlling said locking unit. Outer control unit includes the button element located on front upper part of frame. Said cover is outfitted with elastic device for its lifting into open position at releasing and automatic braking device.

EFFECT: increased convenience of upper cover opening.

6 cl, 7 dwg

 

The technical field to which the invention relates.

The present invention relates to an improved type washing machines or clothes dryers, household-type top-loading.

The level of technology

Known household washing machines top loading, in which a management tool by opening the top door or cover is usually located on the upper or inclined portion of the upper part of this machine.

In everyday life suitable to the machine, the user usually carries things for Laundry or other things, and to open the car, he must free himself from these things before turning on the machine.

The need to make several transactions, which could have been avoided if there was an opportunity to give effect to the management tool, opening the door without using hands.

Of patents JP 2002-315993 and JP 2002-315993 (Matsushita), and JP patent 2002-011291 (Hitachi) is known to install in the area of the top front edge of the machine housing a manually-operated secure means controls the opening of the top cover. This solution prevents accidental turning on the machine and accidental opening of the upper shutter, however, this type of machine, though, and are safe, however, necessarily requires the use of at least one hand and therefore does not match the problem to be solved n is a worthwhile invention.

Of patents JP 03-293000 (Matsushita), JP 2005-279179 and JP 2005-218662 (Hitachi) known setting in the washing machine top loading corresponding control panel in the position in which it is connected with forming the top cover parts, which are made for folding to provide access to a located below Baku.

This design provides access to the control panel and its work only when the top cover, that is, the folding parts are closed.

Obviously, this restriction increases the security of the machine, which may not be included when the lid is open.

However, in this case, the appropriate controls can be implemented using hand movements from top to bottom.

The invention

The purpose of this invention is to provide a washing machine with a top loading or dryer with means for opening the top cover, which the user can manage without the use of hands and which, in particular, can be easily accessible to other parts of the body, preferably to hips.

Another object of the invention is the location of the specified controls in the upper area of the panel or the front surface of the machine.

Brief description of drawings

These tasks are solved in the washing machine with a top loading or dryer, performed as described in a non-limiting example with reference to the accompanying drawings, on which:

figure 1 shows a simplified perspective representation of the known washing machines top loading or dryer;

figure 2 shows the dynamics of the perspective image of an upgraded version of the machine construction in accordance with the invention;

figure 3 shows a first detail view of the machine of figure 2;

figure 4 shows a second detail view of the machine of figure 2;

figure 5 shows in a simplified view in partial section of a perspective image of the rear installed in the machine of figure 2 of the fourth part.

The implementation of the invention

Known household washing machine with a top loading or the dryer shown in figure 1, contains a tank with a rotating drum (not shown), in which cargo is placed for washing.

The specified machine includes a housing in the form of a parallelepiped. The top face of the machine formed top cover 1. The upper cover 1 is usually pivotally mounted on the rear part 3 of the housing and closes below the upper surface 2 of the housing, which is separated from this surface leading into the tank boot part.

The specified body has a front vertical front side 4, which is equipped with a locking device (not shown), and it Zap the NSS unit can engage with the corresponding siteplease elements, located below the lid.

The specified closing device and siteplease elements are used for locking the cover 1 on a given surface 2 of the body when lowered closed position of the lid, and their mutual release is carried out by means of respective manually operated elements, which are located on the rear upper side of the machine or any part of the lid, or, in any case, on top of the machine.

While this management tool to release the cover is simple, the very fact of its installation in any top of the machine, regardless of whether it's a cover or not occupied by the specified cover part of the machine, leading to difficulty of having control of the specified tool manually, which, of course, is not a significant problem in relation to the General use of the machine.

However, some frequently occurring circumstances, this leads to a specific difficulty and inconvenience in the work, because often the user is coming to the car, holding the clothes for washing, or the clothes placed in the basket, bag, etc. that also are holding.

To open the cover, the user must put the specified container on the floor to free hands to operate the tool management, liberating is risku, manually open the indicated cover, and finally again to take the container with clothes for washing and raise it from the floor to remove clothes for packing it into the drum.

To resolve these difficult and often tedious operations in the washing machine top loading in accordance with the invention means controls the opening of the cover is not as usual on the top surface of the machine, and consists of a simple managed by the pressing element 5, which is made relatively wide, as shown on the drawings, and is located in the upper front area of the machine, i.e. it is easy for the user to position.

In particular, the position managed by the pressing element 5 is selected so that the user can control it by simply clicking on it any part of the body, most often by side pushing hip, without getting rid of in the hands of the cargo.

In accordance with figure 2, it is preferable that the specified managed by the pressing element 5 on the front part 6 of the cover 1, which allows to avoid complicating the design of the unit, and to put this part at the correct height.

In this case, as shown in figure 3, through a specified managed by the pressing element is the release SitePlayer device 10, which is usually the m image is installed in the right upper area of the cover 1.

In accordance with figure 4 exemption specified locking device without the use of hands is meaningless if the lid should then be raised manually. To resolve this problem, the machine usually provide elastic means, preferably one or more torsion rod 7, in the usual manner established between the lid and the body of the machine in the area of the swivel cover.

This allows the lid automatically rise when exposed to the specified managed by the pressing element 5.

However, it may happen that the automatic lifting will occur too quickly, particularly at the end of the movement of the cover when the speed of raising the maximum. This can lead to a screeching halt cover any located on the machine body hard part.

To address this shortcoming, the machine is equipped with brake device, continuously regulating the movement of the specified cover relative to the housing of the machine.

Specified brake device in accordance with figure 4 and 5 mainly consists of the damping piston 9 with two shoulders, which is subject to weakening of the force, and the first shoulder 9A is connected to the cover 1, and the second arm 9B is connected with the rear portion 11 of the upper surface 2 of the housing. The damping piston when this day is only reactive.

1. Household washing machine top loading, comprising a housing with a front side (4), pivotally mounted in the rear part (3) of the housing top cover (1)covering the upper surface (2) of the housing, a locking device (10)that enables the coupling/uncoupling of the cover with the top surface (2) of the housing, and the external management tool locking device, providing the opportunity to install concatenated/raceplane position the cover and the housing, wherein the external management tool contains managed by the pressing element (5)located in the upper part of the front side the chassis with the top cover (1) is provided with an elastic means capable of lifting the lid in the open position when the release of the locking device, and the machine is equipped with a braking device that can automatically adjust the speed of the lifting lid, driven by elastic means, after its liberation by the locking device.

2. Machine according to claim 1, characterized in that the elastic means comprises at least one torsion rod (7)installed in the upper part of the machine in the area of the swivel cap to the body.

3. Machine according to any one of claims 1 or 2, characterized in that the braking device includes a damping piston (9), the condition is set out between the said cover and the rear portion of the upper surface (2) of the housing.

4. Household washing machine top loading, comprising a housing with a front side (4), pivotally mounted in the rear part (3) of the housing top cover (1)covering the upper surface (2) of the housing, a locking device (10)that enables the coupling/uncoupling of the cover with the top surface (2) of the housing, and the external management tool locking device, providing the opportunity to install concatenated/raceplane position the cover and the housing, wherein the external management tool contains managed by the pressing element (5)located on the front part (6) top cover (1)with the top cover (1) is provided with an elastic means capable of lifting the lid in the open position when the release of the locking device, and the machine is equipped with a braking device that can automatically adjust the speed of the lifting lid, driven by elastic means, after its liberation by the locking device.

5. Machine according to claim 4, characterized in that the elastic means comprises at least one torsion rod (7)installed in the upper part of the machine in the area of the swivel cap to the body.

6. Machine according to any one of claims 4 or 5, characterized in that the braking device includes a damping piston (9), set the run between the said cover and the rear portion of the upper surface (2) of the housing.



 

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