Dalton B. Batson - Coral Springs FL
An automatic dog feeding machine stores a clean and dry supply of dog food. It dispenses measured amounts into a feeding dish at predetermined intervals. It also provides water. The dispensing mechanism includes a hopper with a gated side aperture and an endless conveyor belt below the hopper. Dry food rests on the conveyor belt while within the hopper, the gate opens for a predetermined interval, and the belt carries the food through the aperture to drop down into a chute and thence into a food dish accessible to the animal. The belt runs long enough after the gate closes to dispense all the food on the belt outside the hopper so that all the food remaining inside the machine is maintained within the hopper in protected condition.