US 11,051,468 B2
Hydrophonic planter
Amir Kariv, Netanya (IL); and Tomer Cohen, Herzliya (IL)
Assigned to EZinGrow Ltd., Netanya (IL)
Filed by EZinGrow Ltd., Netanya (IL)
Filed on Sep. 4, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/120,521.
Application 16/120,521 is a division of application No. 15/168,278, filed on May 31, 2016, granted, now 10,104,845.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/168,823, filed on May 31, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2018/0368345 A1, Dec. 27, 2018
Int. Cl. A01G 31/02 (2006.01); A01G 7/04 (2006.01); A01G 27/00 (2006.01)
CPC A01G 31/02 (2013.01) [A01G 7/045 (2013.01); A01G 27/003 (2013.01); Y02P 60/14 (2015.11); Y02P 60/21 (2015.11)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for growing plants planted in a hydrophonic planter, comprising:
using at least one controller of a hydrophonic planter for:
collecting at least one growth parameter from at least one sensor monitoring at least one plant planted in at least one growing cup of said hydrophonic planter, said at least one growth parameter is indicative of at least one growth condition of said at least one plant;
transmitting said at least one growth parameter to a remote growth control server;
receiving, from said remote growth control server, at least one updated growth directive generated by said remote growth control server based on said at least one growth parameter and a growth state of said at least one plant compared to a previous growth state of said at least one plant, said at least one updated growth directive comprising instructions for operating at least one water pump of said hydrophonic planter, said at least one water pump is adapted to drive a sprinkle of nutrient solution through at least one water pipe into said at least one growing cup; and
applying said at least one updated growth directive for operating said at least one water pump;
wherein said growth state is identified based on an analysis of at least one image depicting said at least one plant and said previous growth state is identified based on an analysis of at least one previous image of said at least one plant captured at a previous time.