Patent Number: 6,169,964

Title: Apparatus for controlling consumption by a household appliance

Abstract: A system for controlling the consumption of a household appliance, comprising an electronic microcontroller and non-volatile memory device associated with the microcontroller, the household appliance being connected during use with at least one source of an external resource (water, electric energy, gas, etc.), the external resource being required by the apparatus for carrying out an operating cycle, where the apparatus also comprises a setting device for the manual selection of one or more operating parameters, and signaling device. Coded information are contained within a memory, which are used by the control system as a function of at least one selection actuated through the setting device, for calculating the consumption of the external resource required by the household appliance to execute an operating cycle, the signaling means being capable, if required, to show the consumption level of the external resource.

Inventors: Aisa; Valerio (Fabriano, IT), Bongini; Dino (Fabriano, IT)

Assignee: Merloni Elettrodomestici S.p.A.

International Classification: A47L 15/46 (20060101); D06F 39/00 (20060101); F24C 7/08 (20060101); H02J 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018