|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||705/028; 705/022; 705/023; 705/024; 068/012.01; 068/017.0R|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 16 인용 특허 : 205|
An appliance supply distribution and dispensing system and method for distributing appliance supplies to a home or business and which involves a computerized system which facilitates dispensing or using one or more supplies from an appliance. The computerized system monitors the supply level(s) and, when necessary, automatically orders and delivers additional supplies. In addition, the computerized system automatically detects dispensing, use or appliance problems and orders and arranges for repair service.
The invention is claimed as follows: 1. A washing machine comprising: a housing; a tank supported by the housing, the tank configured to hold a load of clothing; a supply mechanism connected to the housing, the supply mechanism sized to hold an amount of a clothing washing supply which is sufficient for a plurality of wash cycles of the washing machine, the supply mechanism operable to move portions of the clothing washing supply to the tank during the plurality of wash cycles of the washing machine; a sensing device supported by the housing, the sensin...