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Title:
A SMART WATER DISPENSING SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2024/107142
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a smart water dispensing system (10) which provides preparation of water in accordance with the need of a user in a water dispensing unit (100). Accordingly, the improvement is that the subject matter smart water dispensing system (10) comprises an identification unit (102) placed to the water dispensing unit (100) for providing detection of the identity information of the user; a processor unit (108) which provides calculation of the mineral value of water needed by the user in accordance with at least one of the user health information from a health database (20) in accordance with identity information taken from said identification unit (102), the user daily consumption information taken from a mobile database (30), the position information taken from a position measuring unit (107); at least one mineral adding unit (105) for providing preparation of water at the mineral value calculated by said processor unit (108).

Inventors:
VATANSEVER CIHAN (TR)
Application Number:
PCT/TR2023/051029
Publication Date:
May 23, 2024
Filing Date:
September 26, 2023
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
REPG ENERJI SISTEMLERI SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI (TR)
International Classes:
B67D1/00; A47J31/40; G07F13/06
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KAYA, Erdem (TR)
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Claims:
CLAIMS The present invention is a smart water dispensing system (10) which provides preparation of water in accordance with the need of a user in a water dispensing unit (100), wherein the subject matter smart water dispensing system (10) comprises an identification unit (102) placed to the water dispensing unit (100) for providing detection of the identity information of the user; a processor unit (108) which provides calculation of the mineral value of water needed by the user in accordance with at least one of the user health information from a health database (20) in accordance with identity information taken from said identification unit (102), the user daily consumption information taken from a mobile database (30), the position information taken from a position measuring unit (107); at least one mineral adding unit (105) for providing preparation of water at the mineral value calculated by said processor unit (108). The smart water dispensing system (10) according to claim 1 , wherein the water dispensing unit comprises a water output opening (101). The smart water dispensing system (10) according to claim 1 , wherein at least one drive element (106) is provided which is turned on/off in order to pass water through the mineral adding unit (105). The smart water dispensing system (10) according to claim 1 , wherein pluralities of mineral adding units (105) are provided. The smart water dispensing system (10) according to claim 1 , wherein the drive element (106) is placed to each mineral adding unit (105). The smart water dispensing system (10) according to claim 1 , wherein a water measuring unit (103) is provided for providing measuring of the amount of water that exits the water output opening (101 ). The smart water dispensing system (10) according to claim 1 , wherein a temperature sensor (104) is provided for providing measuring of water temperature.

8. The smart water dispensing system (10) according to claim 1 , wherein a communication unit (109) is provided for providing data exchange by the processor unit (108).

9. The smart water dispensing system (10) according to claim 1 , wherein a user interface (110) is provided in relation with the processor unit (108) in a manner allowing data input.

10. The smart water dispensing system (10) according to claim 1 , wherein the processor unit (108) is configured:

- to provide taking of the user information from the identification unit (102);

- to provide taking of the health information of the user from the health database (20) in accordance with user information;

- to provide taking of user daily food consumption information from the mobile database (30);

- to provide taking of a position information from the position measuring unit (107);

- to provide detection of water mineral information which is suitable to the need of the user;

- to provide operation of the drive element (106) of the mineral adding unit (105) in accordance with mineral information.

Description:
SPECIFICATION

A SMART WATER DISPENSING SYSTEM

TECHNICAL FIELD

The present invention relates to a smart water dispensing system which provides preparation of water in accordance with the need of a user in a water dispensing unit.

PRIOR ART

Water is the most important substance for human life after oxygen. There are two basic substances needed for sustaining lives of all livings in the world. These substances are oxygen and water. In this perspective, water can be defined as a basic substance which provides sustaining of biological life. Water forms approximately 50-70% of the body weight of an adult person. Need for water may change from person to person. The need for water by a person is determined in accordance with weight, health, environmental conditions, climate and physical activity levels. The average need for water by a person is approximately 2-2.5 liters.

Currently, water dispensing devices are used for increasing water consumption by humans. Said water dispensers provide taking of water from a water supply and provide transferring of water to the person after passing water through processes like cooling, heating, etc. In the studies made in the literature, it has been detected that water dispensers increase water consumption by persons. Water dispensers provide increasing of water consumption proportion of persons. However, water dispensers do not provide preparation of water specially for persons. The water taken from the water supply is passed through processes like heating, cooling, etc. and is presented to the user. The consumption proportion, mineral balance, etc. of water needed by the body of each person may show change. Since water dispensers provide mutual usage, they provide giving of the same water to all persons who use water dispensers.

In the application no WO2013157007, a water dispenser is disclosed. In said system, a system is described which provides passing of water, taken from a water supply, through a filter and which provides changing of the heat of water in a hot water unit and a cold water unit. As a result, because of the abovementioned problems, an improvement is required in the related technical field.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a smart water dispensing system, for eliminating the abovementioned disadvantages and for bringing new advantages to the related technical field.

An object of the present invention is to provide a smart water dispensing system which provides preparing of water in accordance with the need of the user.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a smart water dispensing system which provides informing of users, who use the water dispending unit, in relation with water consumption.

In order to realize the abovementioned objects and the objects which are to be deducted from the detailed description below, the present invention relates to a smart water dispensing system which provides preparation of water in accordance with the need of a user in a water dispensing unit. Accordingly, the improvement is that the subject matter smart water dispensing system comprises an identification unit placed to the water dispensing unit for providing detection of the identity information of the user; a processor unit which provides calculation of the mineral value of water needed by the user in accordance with at least one of the user health information from a health database in accordance with identity information taken from said identification unit, the user daily consumption information taken from a mobile database, the position information taken from a position measuring unit; at least one mineral adding unit for providing preparation of water at the mineral value calculated by said processor unit. Thus, water that is special for user is prepared in the water dispenser unit.

In a possible embodiment of the present invention, the water dispensing unit comprises a water output opening.

In another possible embodiment of the present invention, at least one drive element is provided which is turned on/off in order to pass water through the mineral adding unit.

In another possible embodiment of the present invention, pluralities of mineral adding units are provided. Thus, preparation of different kinds of mineral waters can be provided. In another possible embodiment of the present invention, the drive element is placed to each mineral adding unit. Thus, water can be passed through suitable mineral as needed.

In another possible embodiment of the present invention, a water measuring unit is provided for providing measuring of the amount of water that exits the water output opening. Thus, water consumption amount of the user is calculated.

In another possible embodiment of the present invention, a temperature sensor is provided for providing measuring of water temperature. Thus, water temperature can be adjusted as needed by the user.

In another possible embodiment of the present invention, a communication unit is provided for providing data exchange in relation with the processor unit.

In another possible embodiment of the present invention, a user interface is provided in relation with the processor unit in a manner allowing data input.

In another possible embodiment of the present invention, the processor unit is configured:

- to provide taking of the user information from the identification unit;

- to provide taking of the health information of the user from the health database in accordance with user information;

- to provide taking of user daily food consumption information from the mobile database;

- to provide taking of a position information from the position measuring unit;

- to provide detection of water mineral information which is suitable to the need of the user;

- to provide operation of the drive element of the mineral adding unit in accordance with mineral information. Thus, water, which comprises mineral that is suitable to the need of the user, is presented to the user.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE FIGURES

In Figure 1 , a representative view of a smart water dispensing system is given.

In Figure 2, a representative view of the operation scenario of a smart water dispensing system is given. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

In this detailed description, the subject matter smart water dispensing system is explained with references to examples without forming any restrictive effect only in order to make the subject more understandable.

The present invention relates to a smart water dispensing system (10) which provides preparation of water in accordance with the need of a user in a water dispensing unit (100). The water dispensing unit (100) provides production of water from the relative humidity that exists in the air. In an alternative embodiment of the present invention, a water dispenser, a water purification device, etc. can be used as the water dispensing unit (100).

The water dispensing unit (100) comprises a water output opening (101) for providing transferring of water to a water holding vessel of the user. The water dispensing unit (100) provides passing of water through predetermined processes and provides transferring of water to the user through the water output opening (101). In a possible embodiment of the present invention, said processes can be cooling, purifying, heating, etc. of water. The water dispensing unit (100) comprises a water measuring unit (103) for providing measurement of water that exits the water output opening (101). In a possible embodiment of the present invention, as said water measuring unit (103), an amount sensor, etc. can be used. The water dispensing unit (100) comprises a temperature sensor (104) for providing measuring of water temperature. The water dispensing unit (100) comprises a heater which provides heating of water. The water dispensing unit (100) moreover comprises a cooler which provides cooling of water.

With reference to Figure 1 , an identification unit (102) is provided which provides detection of the water holding vessel of a user who desires to take water from the water dispensing unit (100). In a possible embodiment of the present invention, as said identification unit (102), systems which provide detection of the identity of the user by means of sound, image, fingerprint, reader, etc. can be used. For instance, the user may be asked to speak and an identification can be made from the sound of the user. In accordance with another example, identification can be made by providing taking of the image of the user by means of an imaging unit. In accordance with another example, as the user provides reading his/her finger to a surface, identification can be realized through the fingerprint. In accordance with another example, identification can be realized by providing reading a card, etc. to a code reader. Said examples are not limited with these, and can show change in accordance with an identification unit (102) added to the water dispensing unit (100) during production. With reference to Figure 1 ; the water dispensing unit (100) comprises at least one mineral adding unit (105) for providing changing of the mineral value of water. In a possible embodiment of the present invention, at least one mineral filter, etc. is used as said mineral adding unit (105). The water dispensing unit (100) comprises a mineral adding unit (105) for each mineral which provides enrichment of water. For instance, it can be calcium filter, magnesium filter, sodium filter, etc. There is at least one drive element (106) which can be turned on/off in order to be able to pass the water, which exists in the water dispensing unit, through the mineral adding unit (105). In a possible embodiment of the present invention, a valve, a piston, etc. can be used as said drive element (106). In another possible embodiment of the present invention, a drive element (106) is provided for each mineral adding unit (105). In this case, water is passed through different minerals and can be enriched.

The smart water dispensing system (10) comprises a processor unit (108) which provides adjustment of the water in the water dispensing unit (100) in accordance with the need of the user. The smart water dispensing system (10) comprises a communication unit (109) which provides realization of data exchange in relation with said processor unit (108). In order to provide informing of the user, there is a user interface (110) associated with the processor unit (108). In a possible embodiment of the present invention, as said user interface (110), a mobile application, a screen, etc. provided to a mobile device can be used.

With reference to Figure 2, the processor unit (108) provides taking of user information from the identification unit (102). The processor unit (108) is configured to provide taking data from a health database (20). In a possible embodiment of the present invention, said health database (20) provides storage of the inputted health information of the user at the hospital. The processor unit (108) provides taking of the health information of the user from the health database (20) by means of the communication unit (109). The processor unit (108) moreover provides taking of daily food consumption information of the user from a mobile database (30). In a possible embodiment of the present invention, said mobile database (30) provides storage of daily food consumption information inputted by the user by means of a mobile application. The processor unit (108) provides taking of daily food consumption information of the user from the mobile database (30) by means of the communication unit (109). The water dispensing unit (100) comprises a position measuring unit (107). The processor unit (108) provides taking of a position information from the position measuring unit (107).

With reference to Figure 2, the processor unit (108) provides calculation of a mineral value in accordance with the health condition, position, food consumption amount of the user taken from databases and measurement units. The mineral needed by the user is detected. The processor unit (108) provides operation of the drive element (106) of said mineral adding unit (105) for providing passing of the water, that exists in the water dispensing unit (100), through the mineral adding unit (105) in accordance with the mineral needed by the user. Thus, the water, that exists in the water dispensing unit (100), is passed through the needed mineral and is enriched. In this case, the water is transferred to the user in a suitable manner to the need of the user.

With reference to Figure 2, the processor unit (108) provides presenting of the measurement data, taken from the water measuring unit (103), to the user by means of the user interface (110). The user can provide inputting of temperature information of water by means of the user interface (110). The data exchange between the user interface (110) and the processor unit is provided by means of the communication unit (109). There is a memory unit (111) which provides storing of the data related to the processor unit (108).

An exemplary operation scenario of the present invention is described as hereunder given;

In case a user desires to take water from a water dispensing unit (100), a water holding vessel is approached to the water output opening (101). The identity information of the user is detected by means of the identification unit (102) defined to the water dispensing unit (100). The identity information detected by means of the identification unit (102) is transferred to the processor unit (108). The user provides inputting of water temperature information desired to be drank by means of the user interface (110). The processor unit (108) provides operation of at least one of the heater and/or the cooler in accordance with the temperature information inputted through the user interface (110). The processor unit

(108) moreover can provide transferring of water directly to the user without passing water through thermal process in accordance with the temperature data inputted by the user through the user interface (110).

The processor unit (108) provides taking of the health information of the user from the health database (20) in accordance with user identity information taken from the identification unit (102). It comprises information like health information, analysis results of the user at health centers, doctor interpretation, etc. The processor unit (108) provides calculation of the mineral value, needed by the user, through this information. The processor unit (108) provides taking of data from the health database (20) by means of the communication unit

(109). The processor unit (108) moreover provides taking of daily food consumption information of the user inputted through the mobile database (30). The daily food consumption information comprises the mineral values taken from the foods consumed by the user within a day. The processor unit (108) provides calculation of the mineral value, needed by the user, through this information. The processor unit (108) provides taking of data from the mobile database (30) by means of the communication unit (109). The processor unit (108) provides taking of position information from the position measuring unit (107) provided to the water dispensing unit (100). The processor unit (108) provides calculation of the mineral value that may be needed by the user in accordance with the position information taken from the position measuring unit (107). It is known in the art that the weather conditions which change depending on position lead to changing of the mineral values needed by the users. The processor unit (108) provides calculation of the mineral value needed by the user by using the information known in the art. The processor unit (108) provides collection of data by means of wired and/or wireless communication.

The processor unit (108) provides preparation of water in accordance with the calculated mineral value. The processor unit (108) provides operation of the drive element (106) provided to said mineral filter in order to pass the water, that exists in the water dispensing unit through the determined mineral filter. As the drive element (106) is turned on, the water is passed through the mineral filter, and it is filled into the water holder vessel of the user through the water output opening (101 ). For instance, in case it is detected that the mineral needed by the user is sodium, the water, that exists in the water dispensing unit, is passed through sodium filter. The water, passed through sodium filter, is enriched with sodium mineral, and it is presented to the user through the water output opening (101). The processor unit (108) provides keeping of the data taken from the water measuring unit (103) in the memory unit (111). Thus, the daily water consumption data of the user is stored by means of the memory unit (111) in order to be presented to the user afterwards. The processor unit (108) provides also recording of the mineral value, needed by the user, to the memory unit (111). The processor unit (108) provides informing of the user by means of the user interface (110) in relation to the water consumption amount, mineral need.

The protection scope of the present invention is set forth in the annexed claims and cannot be restricted to the illustrative disclosures given above, under the detailed description. It is because a person skilled in the relevant art can obviously produce similar embodiments under the light of the foregoing disclosures, without departing from the main principles of the present invention. REFERENCE NUMBERS

10 Smart water dispensing system

100 Water dispensing unit

101 Water output opening

102 Identification unit

103 Water measuring unit

104 Temperature sensor

105 Mineral adding unit

106 Drive element

107 Position measuring unit

108 Processor unit

109 Communication unit

1 10 User interface

1 11 Memory unit

20 Health database

30 Mobile database