US 11,657,695 B2
Remote water softener monitoring system
Andrew J. Wanie, Jackson, WI (US)
Assigned to AJ1E Superior Solutions, LLC, Jackson, WI (US)
Filed by AJ1E Superior Soultions, LLC, Jackson, WI (US)
Filed on Dec. 2, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/700,148.
Application 16/700,148 is a continuation of application No. 15/783,585, filed on Oct. 13, 2017, granted, now 10,497,248.
Prior Publication US 2020/0152043 A1, May 14, 2020
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G08B 21/18 (2006.01); C02F 1/68 (2023.01); G01F 23/263 (2022.01); G01F 23/60 (2006.01); C02F 1/42 (2023.01); G08B 25/10 (2006.01); H04W 4/02 (2018.01); H04W 4/14 (2009.01)
CPC G08B 21/182 (2013.01) [C02F 1/42 (2013.01); C02F 1/687 (2013.01); G01F 23/263 (2013.01); G01F 23/265 (2013.01); G01F 23/603 (2013.01); G08B 25/10 (2013.01); H04W 4/02 (2013.01); C02F 2209/008 (2013.01); C02F 2209/42 (2013.01); C02F 2307/12 (2013.01); H04W 4/14 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A salt level monitoring system for a water softener tank, the system comprising:
a salt level sensor configured to sense a salt level in a water softener tank and generate a signal when the salt level falls below a predetermined threshold;
a configurable identifier associated specifically with the water softener tank;
a message comprising:
an alert associated with the identifier, and
at least one of the following:
a Short Message Service (SMS) text message, or
an electronic mail message;
a wireless communications device in communication with the salt level sensor, wherein the wireless communications device is configured to transmit a message indicating an alert to a network upon receiving the signal and is further configured to communicate the message as a Short Message Service (SMS) text message or an electronic mail message; and
a mobile communications device configured to receive the message and display the alert to a screen.