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Title:
A COMPRESSION TYPE WASHING MACHINE AND ASSOCIATED METHODS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2020/188326
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A compression type washing machine (100) includes a washing chamber (102) defining a top surface (102a), a bottom surface (102b), and a plurality of side surfaces (102c), the washing chamber (102) configured for receiving clothes for washing; a vertical compression mechanism (104) extending from at least one of the top surface (102a), or the bottom surface (102b); a horizontal compression mechanism (106) extending from the plurality of side surfaces (102c); and a rotating mechanism (108) provided within the washing chamber (102), wherein, the vertical compression mechanism (104) vertically compresses the clothes received within the washing chamber (102), the rotating mechanism (108) rotates the vertically compressed clothes, and the horizontal compression mechanism (106) horizontally compresses the rotated clothes.

Inventors:
T RAJAGOPALAN (IN)
Application Number:
PCT/IB2019/055901
Publication Date:
September 24, 2020
Filing Date:
July 11, 2019
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
T RAJAGOPALAN (IN)
International Classes:
D06F37/24; D06F15/00; D06F21/00
Foreign References:
KR100872025B12008-12-05
US5722265A1998-03-03
CN105133265A2015-12-09
US20190040567A12019-02-07
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KHURANA & KHURANA, ADVOCATES & IP ATTORNEYS (IN)
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Claims:
I Claim:

1. A compression type washing machine (100) comprising:

a washing chamber (102) defining a top surface (102a), a bottom surface (102b), and a plurality of side surfaces (102c), the washing chamber (102) configured for receiving clothes for washing;

a vertical compression mechanism (104) extending from at least one of the top surface (102a), or the bottom surface (102b);

a horizontal compression mechanism (106) extending from the plurality of side surfaces (102c); and

a rotating mechanism (108) provided within the washing chamber (102), wherein, the vertical compression mechanism (104) vertically compresses the clothes received within the washing chamber (102), the rotating mechanism (108) rotates the vertically compressed clothes, and the horizontal compression mechanism (106) horizontally compresses the rotated clothes.

2. The washing machine (100) as claimed in claim 1, wherein the vertical compression mechanism (104) includes at least one vertically compressing plate (104a, 104b), wherein the least one vertically compressing plate (104a, 104b) is configured move back and forth along a vertical axis (W’) for vertically compressing the clothes, and retracting after vertical compression.

3. The washing machine (100) as claimed in claim 1, wherein the horizontal compression mechanism (106) includes at least one horizontally compressing plate (106a, 106b), wherein the least one horizontally compressing plate (106a, 106b) is configured move back and forth along a horizontal axis (HH’) for horizontally compressing the clothes, and retracting after horizontal compression.

4. The washing machine (100) as claimed in claim 2, wherein the at least one vertically compressing plate (104a, 104b) includes a plurality of orifices (104c), wherein water flows through the plurality of orifices (104c) during vertical compression of the clothes.

5. The washing machine (100) as claimed in claim 3, wherein the at least one horizontally compressing plate (106a, 106b) includes a plurality of orifices (106c), wherein water flows through the plurality of orifices (106c) during horizontal compression of the clothes.

6. The washing machine (100) as claimed in claim 2, wherein the at least one vertically compressing plate (104a, 104b) is moved back and forth through a first actuating mechanism (110).

7. The washing machine (100) as claimed in claim 3, wherein the at least one horizontally compressing plate (106a, 106b) is moved back and forth through a second actuating mechanism (112).

8. The washing machine (100) as claimed in claim 1, wherein the vertical compression mechanism (104), the horizontal compression mechanism (106), the rotating mechanism (108), and an operation of the washing machine (100) are controlled through an input module (114) disposed on the washing chamber (102).

9. The washing machine (100) as claimed in claim 8, wherein the input module (114) is configured to control at least one of a washing time, water temperature, clockwise or counter clockwise rotation of the rotating mechanism (108), compression cycle of the vertical compression mechanism (104) and the horizontal compression mechanism (106), soap dispensing, waste water removal, drying.

10. The washing machine (100) as claimed in claim 9, wherein the input module (114) includes a wireless module (116) configured to be communicably coupled to a user device (202), wherein the user device (202) is configured to provide instructions to the input module (114) for operating the washing machine (100).

Description:
A COMPRESSION TYPE WASHING MACHINE AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

TECHNICAL FIELD

[0001] The present disclosure relates to a washing machine, more particularly, the present disclosure relates to a washing machine with a compression mechanism.

BACKGROUND

[0002] Generally, there are two methods of washing clothes: firstly, manual washing by hand and secondly the use of a Semi-Automatic or Automatic Washing Machines. The former involves the soaking of the clothes in a solution comprising of detergent and water followed by the beating, squeezing, twisting and wringing etc. of such clothes. This method involves a thorough cleansing of the fabric with the said solution passing through its pores, removing even deep stains and embedded dirt quickly and effectively. Whereas, in the case of washing machines, which may be front or top-loading, the process is characterised by a basic rotation of the washing drum, in certain cases coupled with its oscillation and agitation. This leads to a remarkably lower performance in terms of deep-cleansing and stain-removal, by such machines, when compared to a manual wash. This often leads to people having no choice but to resort to washing their clothes by hand, when a stubborn stain exists on their clothes, which is a rather primitive solution, considering the advances that technology has made in other areas of human industry .

[0003] After washing rinsing is done in washing machines by spinning the clothes at very high speed. Machines generate severe vibration and noise while spinning at high speeds on account of imbalance caused by the uneven distribution and unrestricted movement of clothes in the basket.

[0004] There is therefore a need in the art to wash clothes in a different way that is simple, efficient, and removes dirt and other stains with an improved performance in comparison with existing washing machines.

OBJECTS OF THE PRESENT DISCLOSURE

[0005] Some of the objects of the present disclosure, which at least one embodiment herein satisfies are as listed herein below.

[0006] The main objective of this invention is to provide a compression type washing machine with improved performance in removal of dirt and stains from clothes. [0007] It is another object of the present disclosure to impart to automatic top loading and front loading washing machines a capability for compressing water soaked clothes in addition to agitating and spinning them in order to wash, rinse and dehydrate clothes more efficiently saving time, water and detergent.

[0008] It is another object of the present disclosure to impart to automatic top loading and front loading laundry washing machines a capability to hold clothes in steady, compressed, evenly distributed state in order to minimize imbalance, vibration and noise in the machine.

[0009] It is yet another object of the present disclosure to provide a compression type washing machine that is cost effective and easy to implement.

SUMMARY

[00010] The following presents a simplified summary of the invention in order to provide a basic understanding of some aspects of the invention. This summary is not an extensive overview of the present invention. It is not intended to identify the key/critical elements of the invention or to delineate the scope of the invention. Its sole purpose is to present some concept of the invention in a simplified form as a prelude to a more detailed description of the invention presented later.

[00011] The present disclosure relates to a washing machine, more particularly, the present disclosure relates to a washing machine with a compression mechanism.

[00012] An aspect of the present disclosure relates to a compression type washing machine (100) includes a washing chamber (102) defining a top surface (102a), a bottom surface (102b), and a plurality of side surfaces (102c), the washing chamber (102) configured for receiving clothes for washing; a vertical compression mechanism (104) extending from at least one of the top surface (102a), or the bottom surface (102b); a horizontal compression mechanism (106) extending from the plurality of side surfaces (102c); and a rotating mechanism (108) provided within the washing chamber (102), wherein, the vertical compression mechanism (104) vertically compresses the clothes received within the washing chamber (102), the rotating mechanism (108) rotates the vertically compressed clothes, and the horizontal compression mechanism (106) horizontally compresses the rotated clothes.

[00013] In an aspect, the vertical compression mechanism (104) includes at least one vertically compressing plate (104a, 104b), wherein the least one vertically compressing plate (104a, 104b) is configured move back and forth along a vertical axis (W’) for vertically compressing the clothes, and retracting after vertical compression. [00014] In an aspect, the horizontal compression mechanism (106) includes at least one horizontally compressing plate (106a, 106b), wherein the least one horizontally compressing plate (106a, 106b) is configured move back and forth along a horizontal axis (HH’) for horizontally compressing the clothes, and retracting after horizontal compression.

[00015] In an aspect, the at least one vertically compressing plate (104a, 104b) includes a plurality of orifices (104c), wherein water flows through the plurality of orifices (104c) during vertical compression of the clothes.

[00016] In an aspect, the at least one horizontally compressing plate (106a, 106b) includes a plurality of orifices (106c), wherein water flows through the plurality of orifices (106c) during horizontal compression of the clothes.

[00017] In an aspect, the at least one vertically compressing plate (104a, 104b) is moved back and forth through a first actuating mechanism (110).

[00018] In an aspect, the at least one horizontally compressing plate (106a, 106b) is moved back and forth through a second actuating mechanism (112).

[00019] In an aspect, the vertical compression mechanism (104), the horizontal compression mechanism (106), the rotating mechanism (108), and an operation of the washing machine (100) are controlled through an input module (114) disposed on the washing chamber (102).

[00020] In an aspect, the input module (114) is configured to control at least one of a washing time, water temperature, clockwise or counter clockwise rotation of the rotating mechanism (108), compression cycle of the vertical compression mechanism (104) and the horizontal compression mechanism (106), soap dispensing, waste water removal, drying.

[00021] In an aspect, the input module (114) includes a wireless module (116) configured to be communicably coupled to a user device (202), wherein the user device (202) is configured to provide instructions to the input module (114) for operating the washing machine (100).

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[00022] In the figures, similar components and/or features may have the same reference label. Further, various components of the same type may be distinguished by following the reference label with a second label that distinguishes among the similar components. If only the first reference label is used in the specification, the description is applicable to any one of the similar components having the same first reference label irrespective of the second reference label. [00023] FIG. 1A illustrates a schematic perspective view of the top and front portion of the compression type washing machine in accordance with an embodiment of the present disclosure.

[00024] FIG. IB illustrates a schematic perspective view of the bottom portion of the compression type washing machine in accordance with an embodiment of the present disclosure.

[00025] FIG. 2 illustrates a schematic perspective view of the top and front portion of the compression type washing machine in accordance with another embodiment of the present disclosure.

[00026] FIG. 3 illustrates a diagrammatic representation associated with a compression type washing machine system in accordance with an embodiment of the present disclosure.

[00027] FIG. 4 illustrates a diagrammatic representation of the vertical compression mechanism implemented with a front loading washing machine in accordance with another embodiment of the present disclosure.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

[00028] The following is a detailed description of embodiments of the disclosure depicted in the accompanying drawings. The embodiments are in such detail as to clearly communicate the disclosure. However, the amount of detail offered is not intended to limit the anticipated variations of embodiments; on the contrary, the intention is to cover all modifications, equivalents, and alternatives falling within the spirit and scope of the present disclosure as defined by the appended claims.

[0029] In the following description, numerous specific details are set forth in order to provide a thorough understanding of embodiments of the present invention. It will be apparent to one skilled in the art that embodiments of the present invention may be practiced without some of these specific details.

[0030] Embodiments of the present invention include various steps, which will be described below. The steps may be performed by hardware components or may be embodied in machine-executable instructions, which may be used to cause a general-purpose or special- purpose processor programmed with the instructions to perform the steps. Alternatively, steps may be performed by a combination of hardware, software, and firmware and/or by human operators.

[0031] Various methods described herein may be practiced by combining one or more machine-readable storage media containing the code according to the present invention with appropriate standard computer hardware to execute the code contained therein. An apparatus for practicing various embodiments of the present invention may involve one or more computers (or one or more processors within a single computer) and storage systems containing or having network access to computer program(s) coded in accordance with various methods described herein, and the method steps of the invention could be accomplished by modules, routines, subroutines, or subparts of a computer program product.

[0032] If the specification states a component or feature“may”,“can”,“could”, or

“might” be included or have a characteristic, that particular component or feature is not required to be included or have the characteristic.

[0033] As used in the description herein and throughout the claims that follow, the meaning of“a,”“an,” and“the” includes plural reference unless the context clearly dictates otherwise. Also, as used in the description herein, the meaning of“in” includes“in” and“on” unless the context clearly dictates otherwise.

[0034] Exemplary embodiments will now be described more fully hereinafter with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which exemplary embodiments are shown. These exemplary embodiments are provided only for illustrative purposes and so that this disclosure will be thorough and complete and will fully convey the scope of the invention to those of ordinary skill in the art. The invention disclosed may, however, be embodied in many different forms and should not be construed as limited to the embodiments set forth herein. Various modifications will be readily apparent to persons skilled in the art. The general principles defined herein may be applied to other embodiments and applications without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. Moreover, all statements herein reciting embodiments of the invention, as well as specific examples thereof, are intended to encompass both structural and functional equivalents thereof. Additionally, it is intended that such equivalents include both currently known equivalents as well as equivalents developed in the future (i.e., any elements developed that perform the same function, regardless of structure). Also, the terminology and phraseology used is for the purpose of describing exemplary embodiments and should not be considered limiting. Thus, the present invention is to be accorded the widest scope encompassing numerous alternatives, modifications and equivalents consistent with the principles and features disclosed. For purpose of clarity, details relating to technical material that is known in the technical fields related to the invention have not been described in detail so as not to unnecessarily obscure the present invention.

[0035] Thus, for example, it will be appreciated by those of ordinary skill in the art that the diagrams, schematics, illustrations, and the like represent conceptual views or processes illustrating systems and methods embodying this invention. The functions of the various elements shown in the figures may be provided through the use of dedicated hardware as well as hardware capable of executing associated software. Similarly, any switches shown in the figures are conceptual only. Their function may be carried out through the operation of program logic, through dedicated logic, through the interaction of program control and dedicated logic, or even manually, the particular technique being selectable by the entity implementing this invention. Those of ordinary skill in the art further understand that the exemplary hardware, software, processes, methods, and/or operating systems described herein are for illustrative purposes and, thus, are not intended to be limited to any particular named element.

[0036] Embodiments of the present invention may be provided as a computer program product, which may include a machine-readable storage medium tangibly embodying thereon instructions, which may be used to program a computer (or other electronic devices) to perform a process. The term“machine-readable storage medium” or“computer-readable storage medium” includes, but is not limited to, fixed (hard) drives, magnetic tape, floppy diskettes, optical disks, compact disc read-only memories (CD-ROMs), and magneto-optical disks, semiconductor memories, such as ROMs, PROMs, random access memories (RAMs), programmable read-only memories (PROMs), erasable PROMs (EPROMs), electrically erasable PROMs (EEPROMs), flash memory, magnetic or optical cards, or other type of media/machine-readable medium suitable for storing electronic instructions (e.g., computer programming code, such as software or firmware). A machine-readable medium may include a non-transitory medium in which data may be stored and that does not include carrier waves and/or transitory electronic signals propagating wirelessly or over wired connections. Examples of a non-transitory medium may include, but are not limited to, a magnetic disk or tape, optical storage media such as compact disk (CD) or digital versatile disk (DVD), flash memory, memory or memory devices. A computer-program product may include code and/or machine-executable instructions that may represent a procedure, a function, a subprogram, a program, a routine, a subroutine, a module, a software package, a class, or any combination of instructions, data structures, or program statements. A code segment may be coupled to another code segment or a hardware circuit by passing and/or receiving information, data, arguments, parameters, or memory contents. Information, arguments, parameters, data, etc. may be passed, forwarded, or transmitted via any suitable means including memory sharing, message passing, token passing, network transmission, etc.

[0037] Furthermore, embodiments may be implemented by hardware, software, firmware, middleware, microcode, hardware description languages, or any combination thereof. When implemented in software, firmware, middleware or microcode, the program code or code segments to perform the necessary tasks (e.g., a computer-program product) may be stored in a machine -readable medium. A processor(s) may perform the necessary tasks.

[0038] Systems depicted in some of the figures may be provided in various configurations. In some embodiments, the systems may be configured as a distributed system where one or more components of the system are distributed across one or more networks in a cloud computing system.

[0039] Each of the appended claims defines a separate invention, which for infringement purposes is recognized as including equivalents to the various elements or limitations specified in the claims. Depending on the context, all references below to the "invention" may in some cases refer to certain specific embodiments only. In other cases it will be recognized that references to the "invention" will refer to subject matter recited in one or more, but not necessarily all, of the claims.

[0040] All methods described herein may be performed in any suitable order unless otherwise indicated herein or otherwise clearly contradicted by context. The use of any and all examples, or exemplary language (e.g., “such as”) provided with respect to certain embodiments herein is intended merely to better illuminate the invention and does not pose a limitation on the scope of the invention otherwise claimed. No language in the specification should be construed as indicating any non-claimed element essential to the practice of the invention.

[00041] Various terms as used herein are shown below. To the extent a term used in a claim is not defined below, it should be given the broadest definition persons in the pertinent art have given that term as reflected in printed publications and issued patents at the time of filing.

[00042] The present disclosure relates to a washing machine, more particularly, the present disclosure relates to a washing machine with a compression mechanism.

[00043] An aspect of the present disclosure relates to a compression type washing machine (100) includes a washing chamber (102) defining a top surface (102a), a bottom surface (102b), and a plurality of side surfaces (102c), the washing chamber (102) configured for receiving clothes for washing; a vertical compression mechanism (104) extending from at least one of the top surface (102a), or the bottom surface (102b); a horizontal compression mechanism (106) extending from the plurality of side surfaces (102c); and a rotating mechanism (108) provided within the washing chamber (102), wherein, the vertical compression mechanism (104) vertically compresses the clothes received within the washing chamber (102), the rotating mechanism (108) rotates the vertically compressed clothes, and the horizontal compression mechanism (106) horizontally compresses the rotated clothes.

[00044] In an aspect, the vertical compression mechanism (104) includes at least one vertically compressing plate (104a, 104b), wherein the least one vertically compressing plate (104a, 104b) is configured move back and forth along a vertical axis (W’) for vertically compressing the clothes, and retracting after vertical compression.

[00045] In an aspect, the horizontal compression mechanism (106) includes at least one horizontally compressing plate (106a, 106b), wherein the least one horizontally compressing plate (106a, 106b) is configured move back and forth along a horizontal axis (HH’) for horizontally compressing the clothes, and retracting after horizontal compression.

[00046] In an aspect, the at least one vertically compressing plate (104a, 104b) includes a plurality of orifices (104c), wherein water flows through the plurality of orifices (104c) during vertical compression of the clothes.

[00047] In an aspect, the at least one horizontally compressing plate (106a, 106b) includes a plurality of orifices (106c), wherein water flows through the plurality of orifices (106c) during horizontal compression of the clothes.

[00048] In an aspect, the at least one vertically compressing plate (104a, 104b) is moved back and forth through a first actuating mechanism (110).

[00049] In an aspect, the at least one horizontally compressing plate (106a, 106b) is moved back and forth through a second actuating mechanism (112).

[00050] In an aspect, the vertical compression mechanism (104), the horizontal compression mechanism (106), the rotating mechanism (108), and an operation of the washing machine (100) are controlled through an input module (114) disposed on the washing chamber (102).

[00051] In an aspect, the input module (114) is configured to control at least one of a washing time, water temperature, clockwise or counter clockwise rotation of the rotating mechanism (108), compression cycle of the vertical compression mechanism (104) and the horizontal compression mechanism (106), soap dispensing, waste water removal, drying.

[00052] In an aspect, the input module (114) includes a wireless module (116) configured to be communicably coupled to a user device (202), wherein the user device (202) is configured to provide instructions to the input module (114) for operating the washing machine (100).

[00053] FIG. 1A illustrate a perspective view of the compression type washing machine 100 depicting various components in accordance with an embodiment of the present disclosure. [00054] In an embodiment, the washing machine 100 includes a washing chamber 102 defining a top surface 102a, a bottom surface 102b, and a plurality of side surfaces 102c. The washing chamber 102 configured for receiving dirty or used clothes for washing. Further in an embodiment, the washing machine 100 further includes a vertical compression mechanism 104 extending from at least one of the top surface 102a, or the bottom surface 102b. In an example, the washing chamber 102 may be associated with a front loading washing machine or a top loading washing machine, and is configured to rotate.

[00055] In an embodiment, the vertical compression mechanism 104 includes at least one vertically compressing plate 104a, 104b, wherein the least one vertically compressing plate 104a, 104b is configured move back and forth along a vertical axis W’ for vertically compressing the clothes, and retracting after vertical compression. Further in an embodiment, the at least one vertically compressing plate 104a, 104b includes a plurality of orifices 104c, wherein water flows through the plurality of orifices 104c during vertical compression of the clothes.

[00056] In an embodiment, the washing machine 100 further includes a horizontal compression mechanism 106 extending from the plurality of side surfaces 102c. Further, the horizontal compression mechanism 106 includes at least one horizontally compressing plate 106a, 106b, wherein the least one horizontally compressing plate 106a, 106b is configured move back and forth along a horizontal axis HFF for horizontally compressing the clothes, and retracting after horizontal compression. Further, the at least one horizontally compressing plate 106a, 106b includes a plurality of orifices 106c, wherein water flows through the plurality of orifices 106c during horizontal compression of the clothes.

[00057] Further in an embodiment, the washing machine 100 includes a rotating mechanism 108 provided within the washing chamber 102. In an embodiment, the vertical compression mechanism 104 vertically compresses the clothes received within the washing chamber 102, the rotating mechanism 108 rotates the vertically compressed clothes, and the horizontal compression mechanism 106 horizontally compresses the rotated clothes.

[00058] In an embodiment, for achieving the vertical compression the at least one vertically compressing plate 104a, 104b is moved back and forth through a first actuating mechanism 110. In an example, the actuating mechanism 110 may be an electric motor, and electric gear, a hydraulic actuator, a pneumatic actuator, an electrical actuator, or the like.

[00059] In an embodiment, for achieving the horizontal compression the at least one horizontally compressing plate 106a, 106b is moved back and forth through a second actuating mechanism 112. In an example, the actuating mechanism 112 may be an electric motor, and electric gear, a hydraulic actuator, a pneumatic actuator, an electrical actuator, or the like. In an embodiment, the clothes provided in the washing machine 100 undergoes multiple cycles of vertical compression, horizontal compression, and rotation for effective cleaning and dirt removal.

[00060] FIG. IB illustrate a bottom view of the washing machine 100 in accordance with an embodiment of the present disclosure. In an embodiment, the rotating mechanism 108 may be an electric motor, and electric gear, a hydraulic actuator, a pneumatic actuator, an electrical actuator, or the like. In an example, the rotating mechanism 108 is configured for rotating the washing chamber 102. In an example, the rotating mechanism 108 is configured for rotating of the clothes by few degrees, for example, 20 degrees. In another example, the rotating mechanism 108 is also configured to rotate the clothes at high speed for performing a drying or rinsing operation.

[00061] The embodiment of FIG. 1A provides one of the vertically compressing plate 104a providing the vertical compression. FIG. 2 illustrates the compression type washing machine 100 with two vertically compressing plates 104a, 104b. In an example, the vertically compressing plates 104a, 104b, and the horizontally compressing plates 106a, 106b may include any regular or irregular geometrical shape. As shown in FIG. 2, in an example, the washing machine 100 may not include the rotating mechanism 108, and instead the vertically compressing plate 104b may serve the functionality of rotating the clothes.

[00062] FIG. 3 illustrates a diagrammatic representation associated with a compression type washing machine system 300 in accordance with an embodiment of the present disclosure. In an example, the system 300 includes the washing machine 100 as explained in the foregoing description. In an embodiment, the vertical compression mechanism 104, the horizontal compression mechanism 106, the rotating mechanism 108, and an operation of the washing machine 100 are controlled through an input module 114 disposed on the washing chamber 102.

[00063] In an example, the input module 114 is configured to control at least one of a washing time, water temperature, clockwise or counter clockwise rotation of the rotating mechanism 108, compression cycle of the vertical compression mechanism 104 and the horizontal compression mechanism 106, soap dispensing, waste water removal, drying, etc. In an embodiment, the input module 114 includes a wireless module 116 configured to be communicably coupled to a user device 202, wherein the user device 202 is configured to provide instructions to the input module 114 for operating the washing machine 100.

[00064] The washing machine 100, works in the following manner:

[00065] Firstly, the vertical compression mechanism 104 operates to compress the clothes. After compressing the clothes, the vertical compression mechanism 104 moves back. Secondly, the rotating mechanism 108 rotates the clothes by a few degrees. Further, the horizontal compression mechanism 106 compresses the clothes to remove dirt and water. Finally, the rotating mechanism 108 rinses the clothes by spinning at high speed.

[00066] FIG. 4 illustrates a diagrammatic representation 400 of the vertical compression mechanism 104 implemented with a front loading washing machine in accordance with another embodiment of the present disclosure. Working of the front loading machine may include: First, the washing chamber 102 rotates along with the clothes and water detergent solution for some time. Second, the vertically compressing plates 104a, 104b , arranged along the angular axis O-O’, move towards each other and compress the clothes and water escapes through the orifices 104c in the vertically compressing plates 104a, 104b. Third, the vertically compressing plates 104a, 104b move away from each other and the washing chamber 102 rotates again for a few moments and the cycle repeats.

[00067] Although the proposed system 300 has been elaborated as above to include all the main parts, it is completely possible that actual implementations may include only a part of the proposed modules/engines or a combination of those or a division of those in various combinations across multiple devices that can be operatively coupled with each other, including in the cloud. Further the modules/engines can be configured in any sequence to achieve objectives elaborated. Also, it can be appreciated that proposed system 300 can be configured in a computing device or across a plurality of computing devices operatively connected with each other, wherein the computing devices can be any of a computer, a laptop, a smart phone, an Internet enabled mobile device and the like. All such modifications and embodiments are completely within the scope of the present disclosure.

[00068] In an implementation, the proposed system 300, discussed above, can be embedded with/incorporated with one or more Internet of Things (IoT) devices. In a typical network architecture of the present disclosure can include a plurality of network devices such as transmitter, receivers, and/or transceivers that may include one or more IoT devices. An IOT device consisting of a Gateway (any Wi-Fi SOC) coupled with the washing machine 100, and the user device 202. Each such device has a LED display and QR code (or NFC, RFID) associated with it.

[00069] As used herein, the IoT devices can be a device that includes sensing and/or control functionality as well as a WiFi™ transceiver radio or interface, a Bluetooth™ transceiver radio or interface, a Zigbee™ transceiver radio or interface, an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) transceiver radio or interface, a Wi-Fi-Direct transceiver radio or interface, a Bluetooth™ Low Energy (BLE) transceiver radio or interface, and/or any other wireless network transceiver radio or interface that allows the IoT device to communicate with a wide area network and with one or more other devices. In some embodiments, an IoT device does not include a cellular network transceiver radio or interface, and thus may not be configured to directly communicate with a cellular network. In some embodiments, an IoT device may include a cellular transceiver radio, and may be configured to communicate with a cellular network using the cellular network transceiver radio.

[00070] A user may communicate with the network devices using an access device that may include any human-to-machine interface with network connection capability that allows access to a network. For example, the access device may include a stand-alone interface (e.g., a cellular telephone, a smartphone, a home computer, a laptop computer, a tablet, a personal digital assistant (PDA), a computing device, a wearable device such as a smart watch, a wall panel, a keypad, or the like), an interface that is built into an appliance or other device e.g., a television, a refrigerator, a security system, a game console, a browser, or the like), a speech or gesture interface (e.g., a Kinect™ sensor, a Wiimote™, or the like), an IoT device interface (e.g., an Internet enabled device such as a wall switch, a control interface, or other suitable interface), or the like. In some embodiments, the access device may include a cellular or other broadband network transceiver radio or interface, and may be configured to communicate with a cellular or other broadband network using the cellular or broadband network transceiver radio. In some embodiments, the access device may not include a cellular network transceiver radio or interface.

[00071] User may interact with the network devices using an application, a web browser, a proprietary program, or any other program executed and operated by the access device. In some embodiments, the access device may communicate directly with the network devices (e.g., communication signal). For example, the access device may communicate directly with network devices using Zigbee™ signals, Bluetooth™ signals, WiFi™ signals, infrared (IR) signals, UWB signals, WiFi-Direct signals, BLE signals, sound frequency signals, or the like. In some embodiments, the access device may communicate with the network devices via the gateways and/or a cloud network.

[00072] Local area network may include a wireless network, a wired network, or a combination of a wired and wireless network. A wireless network may include any wireless interface or combination of wireless interfaces (e.g., Zigbee™, Bluetooth™, WiFi™, IR, UWB, WiFi-Direct, BLE, cellular, Long-Term Evolution (LTE), WiMax™, or the like). A wired network may include any wired interface (e.g., fiber, Ethernet, powerline, Ethernet over coaxial cable, digital signal line (DSL), or the like). The wired and/or wireless networks may be implemented using various routers, access points, bridges, gateways, or the like, to connect devices in the local area network. For example, the local area network may include a gateway. Gateway can provide communication capabilities to network devices and/or access device via radio signals in order to provide communication, location, and/or other services to the devices. The gateway is directly connected to the external network and may provide other gateways and devices in the local area network with access to the external network. The gateway may be designated as a primary gateway.

[00073] The network access provided by gateway may be of any type of network familiar to those skilled in the art that can support data communications using any of a variety of commercially-available protocols. For example, gateways may provide wireless communication capabilities for the local area network 100 using particular communications protocols, such as WiFi™ (e.g., IEEE 802.11 family standards, or other wireless communication technologies, or any combination thereof). Using the communications protocol(s), the gateways may provide radio frequencies on which wireless enabled devices in the local area network can communicate. A gateway may also be referred to as a base station, an access point, Node B, Evolved Node B (eNodeB), access point base station, a Femtocell, home base station, home Node B, home eNodeB, or the like.

[00074] Gateways may include a router, a modem, a range extending device, and/or any other device that provides network access among one or more computing devices and/or external networks. For example, gateway may include a router or access point or a range extending device. Examples of range extending devices may include a wireless range extender, a wireless repeater, or the like.

[00075] A router gateway may include access point and router functionality, and may further include an Ethernet switch and/or a modem. For example, a router gateway may receive and forward data packets among different networks. When a data packet is received, the router gateway may read identification information (e.g., a media access control (MAC) address) in the packet to determine the intended destination for the packet. The router gateway may then access information in a routing table or routing policy, and may direct the packet to the next network or device in the transmission path of the packet. The data packet may be forwarded from one gateway to another through the computer networks until the packet is received at the intended destination.

[00076] As in a typical network architecture of the present disclosure can include a plurality of network devices such as transmitter, receivers, and/or transceivers that may include one or more Internet of Things (IOT) devices. As used herein, an IOT devices can be a device that includes sensing and/or control functionality as well as a Wi-Fi transceiver radio or interface, a Bluetooth transceiver radio or interface, a Zigbee transceiver radio or interface, an Ultra- Wideband (UWB) transceiver radio or interface, a Wi-Fi Direct transceiver radio or interface, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) transceiver radio or interface, and/or any other wireless network transceiver radio or interface that allows the IOT device to communicate with a wide area network and with one or more other devices. In some embodiments, an IOT device may include a cellular transceiver radio, and may be configured to communicate with a cellular network using the cellular network transceiver radio.

[00077] Embodiments of the present disclosure may be implemented entirely hardware, entirely software (including firmware, resident software, micro -code, etc.) or combining software and hardware implementation that may all generally be referred to herein as a “circuit,” “module,” “component,” or “system.” Furthermore, aspects of the present disclosure may take the form of a computer program product comprising one or more computer readable media having computer readable program code embodied thereon.

[00078] Thus, it will be appreciated by those of ordinary skill in the art that the diagrams, schematics, illustrations, and the like represent conceptual views or processes illustrating systems and methods embodying this invention. The functions of the various elements shown in the figures may be provided through the use of dedicated hardware as well as hardware capable of executing associated software. Similarly, any switches shown in the figures are conceptual only. Their function may be carried out through the operation of program logic, through dedicated logic, through the interaction of program control and dedicated logic, or even manually, the particular technique being selectable by the entity implementing this invention. Those of ordinary skill in the art further understand that the exemplary hardware, software, processes, methods, and/or operating systems described herein are for illustrative purposes and, thus, are not intended to be limited to any particular named.

[00079] As used herein, and unless the context dictates otherwise, the term "coupled to" is intended to include both direct coupling (in which two elements that are coupled to each other contact each other) and indirect coupling (in which at least one additional element is located between the two elements). Therefore, the terms "coupled to" and "coupled with" are used synonymously. Within the context of this document terms "coupled to" and "coupled with" are also used euphemistically to mean “communicatively coupled with” over a network, where two or more devices are able to exchange data with each other over the network, possibly via one or more intermediary device.

[00080] It should be apparent to those skilled in the art that many more modifications besides those already described are possible without departing from the inventive concepts herein. The inventive subject matter, therefore, is not to be restricted except in the spirit of the appended claims. Moreover, in interpreting both the specification and the claims, all terms should be interpreted in the broadest possible manner consistent with the context. In particular, the terms“comprises” and“comprising” should be interpreted as referring to elements, components, or steps in a non-exclusive manner, indicating that the referenced elements, components, or steps may be present, or utilized, or combined with other elements, components, or steps that are not expressly referenced. Where the specification claims refers to at least one of something selected from the group consisting of A, B, C .... and N, the text should be interpreted as requiring only one element from the group, not A plus N, or B plus N, etc.

[00081] While the foregoing describes various embodiments of the invention, other and further embodiments of the invention may be devised without departing from the basic scope thereof. The scope of the invention is determined by the claims that follow. The invention is not limited to the described embodiments, versions or examples, which are included to enable people having ordinary skill in the art to make and use the invention when combined with information and knowledge available to the person having ordinary skill in the art.

ADVANTAGES OF THE PRESENT DISCLOSURE

[00082] The present disclosure provides a washing machine with a compression mechanism.

[00083] An advantage of the present invention is that it provides a compression type washing machine with improved performance in removal of dirt and stains from clothes.

[00084] The present disclosure provides capability for compressing water soaked clothes in addition to agitating and spinning them in order to wash, rinse and dehydrate clothes more efficiently saving time, water and detergent.

[00085] The present disclosure provides a washing machine with a capability to hold clothes in steady, compressed, evenly distributed state in order to minimize imbalance, vibration and noise in the machine.

[00086] The present disclosure provides a compression type washing machine that is cost effective and easy to implement.