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Remote Low Salt Indicator for Water Softeners

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031225D
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-17
Document File: 3 page(s) / 168K

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Abstract

Water softeners consume salt during their operation. The current state-of-the-art is to turn on a light on the control panel of the softener to alert the home-owner that the salt is low, and it needs to be filled up. This requires the home owner to inspect the unit directly to determine if it needs salt. In fact, it's moot, as all they need to do is to lift the lid to see if it needs salt - the light on the control panel of the softener adds little value.

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INVENTION DISCLOSURE

Subject: __ Remote Low Salt Indicator for Water Softeners ___________________________

Sketch and Description:

Water softeners consume salt during their operation. The current state-of-the-art is to turn on a light on the control panel of the softener to alert the home-owner that the salt is low, and it needs to be filled up. This requires the home owner to inspect the unit directly to determine if it needs salt. In fact, it's moot, as all they need to do is to lift the lid to see if it needs salt - the light on the control panel of the softener adds little value.

It is proposed to offer a 'low-salt-indicator' to other areas of the home via either hard wire or RF technology (no wires). This provides with an exclusive feature, alerting people to a low salt condition without them having to go outside, to their basement or garage and look into the salt tank to see if it needs salt.

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