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Title:
STEAMER AND CONTROL METHOD FOR SAME
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/217032
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Provided are a steamer and a control method for same, the steamer keeping the spraying direction of steam horizontal, even if the position of an arm of a user changes, and thus allowing the steam to be evenly sprayed to laundry. To this end, the steamer according to the present invention comprises: a handle unit having a hinge part at one lengthwise end thereof, the hinge part protruding in a direction perpendicular to the lengthwise direction; a head unit which is rotatably coupled to the hinge part and sprays steam; a motor for rotating the head unit with the hinge part as the center of rotation; a sensor for sensing the gradient of the lengthwise direction of the handle unit with respect to a horizontal line; and a controller for driving the motor, in accordance with the gradient sensed by the sensor, such that the head unit rotates to the position from which to horizontally spray the steam.

Inventors:
LEE, Kyungah (51 Gasan digital 1 ro, Geumchun-gu, Seoul, 08592, KR)
KIM, Hyewon (51 Gasan digital 1 ro, Geumchun-gu, Seoul, 08592, KR)
SEONG, Jeaseok (51 Gasan digital 1 ro, Geumchun-gu, Seoul, 08592, KR)
YOO, Taewoo (51 Gasan digital 1 ro, Geumchun-gu, Seoul, 08592, KR)
Application Number:
KR2018/005896
Publication Date:
November 29, 2018
Filing Date:
May 24, 2018
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (128 Yeoui-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, 07336, KR)
International Classes:
D06F75/20; D06F75/34; D06F79/00
Foreign References:
KR20150007055A2015-01-20
JP2016516522A2016-06-09
KR20170013929A2017-02-07
KR20110138470A2011-12-28
JP2016525419A2016-08-25
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
PARK, Byung Chang (2F Dongju Bldg. Teheran-ro 8gil 8, Kangnam-gu, Seoul, 06233, KR)
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