TODAY’S PATENT- ASSEMBLY FOR DETERMINING IF HANGING PLANTS NEED TO BE WATERED
Today’s patent was invented by Robert Dale SCHUTTER and David Jay Terhaar on July 8, 2014 bearing patent no. US8769870B2.
This present invention provides an arrangement for determining if potted plants need to be watered and for watering the potted plants as needed. For that, an existing system includes a plurality of hooks on a moving system in which each hook holds a pot. As each hook moves past the particular area of the greenhouse the hooks abut a switch that activates a system for watering the plants.
However, the pot does not move the movable arm assembly when the plant needs to be watered, whereby the movable arm assembly interacts with the weight switch to allow watering of the plant and the hook engages the plant watering activation switch to thereby activating the watering system to provide water to the plant. And the pot moves the movable arm assembly when the plant does not need to be watered whereby the movable arm assembly interacts with the weight switch to prevent activation of the watering system to prevent water from being provided to the plant.