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Kent C Ericksen, Alan J Smith, Kim Y Hayes, Mike R Ericksen: Remotely controllable programmable hose faucet valve system. Orbit Irrigation Products, Robert R Mallinckrodt, Mallinckrodt & Mallinckrodt, January 8, 2002: US06337635 (113 worldwide citation)

The activation and deactivation of an outdoors, hose faucet-mounted valve unit to control the flow of water through a standard garden hose with attached sprinkler is remotely controlled from indoors rather than at the valve unit. This is accomplished without the use of unwieldy and unsightly electri ...


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Chadwick L Wilson, Christian M Olsen: Moisture sensor timer. Orbit Irrigation Products, Madson & Austin, April 10, 2007: US07203576 (63 worldwide citation)

A timer that facilitates a user's scheduling and controlling of the operation of an irrigation system for irrigating a property, the timer including a base unit electrically connected to the valve, and a handheld unit including a power source, a CPU, a valve controller, a memory device, and software ...


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Kent C Ericksen, Phillip A Hudman, Robert L Parker, Jeffrey P Maughan: Telescoping watering wand. Orbit Irrigation Products, Madson & Metcalf, September 16, 2003: US06619570 (35 worldwide citation)

A watering wand allows for telescopic adjustment of its length. The wand includes a primary tube defining a hollow interior portion and a secondary tube slidably disposed within the primary tube. The primary tube includes a fitting for attaching the wand to a water source. The secondary tube include ...


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Kent C Ericksen, Alan John Smith: Above-ground adjustable spray pattern sprinkler. Orbit Irrigation Products, Madson & Austin, August 15, 2006: US07090146 (32 worldwide citation)

An above-ground sprinkler may have a head that rotates about an angle determined by the relative angles between a pair of arc adjustment rings. Rotation of the head may be driven by a drive mechanism with a rotor rotationally driven by fluid flowing to the head. The drive mechanism may have a valve ...


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Chadwick L Wilson, Alan John Smith, Edwin McAuley: Enhanced sprinkler valving apparatus and method. Orbit Irrigation Products, Madson & Metcalf, June 15, 2004: US06749136 (26 worldwide citation)

A sprinkler valving apparatus and method are provided. An irrigation system has a plurality of valves designed to be electrically activated by a control unit. Each valve may have a first diaphragm that is flexible to control irrigation water flow through the valve. Each of the valves may have a sole ...


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Aaron Schapper, Christian M Olsen, Chadwick L Wilson: Adjustable spray pattern sprinkler. Orbit Irrigation Products, Madson & Austin, September 30, 2008: US07429005 (22 worldwide citation)

A sprinkler having an adjustable spray pattern is disclosed. The sprinkler may include a housing. The housing may include an inlet portion disposed to receive water and an outlet portion. The outlet portion may include a first outlet aperture and a second outlet aperture. The housing may include a c ...


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David C Butler: Riser tube with slotted ratchet gear for pop-up irrigation sprinklers. Orbit Irrigation Products, Robert R Mallinckrodt, Mallinckrodt & Mallinckrodt, March 11, 2003: US06530531 (22 worldwide citation)

A pop-up sprinkler of the type that includes a riser that moves upwardly out of a sprinkler housing when water pressure is applied and that allows manual adjustment of the angular orientation of the riser with respect to the housing to adjust angular orientation of the spray from the sprinkler, and ...


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Aaron Schapper, Christian M Olsen, Chadwick L Wilson: Adjustable spray pattern sprinkler. Orbit Irrigation Products, Madson & Austin, December 26, 2006: US07152814 (21 worldwide citation)

A sprinkler has a housing with an inlet portion and an outlet portion in which a first outlet aperture is formed. The first outlet aperture may cooperate with other outlet apertures to define a spiral shape. A cam is disposed upstream of the first outlet aperture. The cam is rotatable about a cam ax ...


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Chadwick L Wilson: Peripheral dial sprinkler controller. Orbit Irrigation Products, Austin Rapp & Hardman, August 28, 2012: US08251300 (21 worldwide citation)

A sprinkler controller includes a central portion and a peripheral switch being moveable in an arcuate path relative to the central portion. The peripheral switch may be a peripheral dial that can be rotated about the central portion. The dial may be rotated to select a particular mode of the sprink ...


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Kent C Ericksen, Kevin Day, Christian M Olsen, Aaron Schapper, Alan T Ence: Enhanced irrigation valve platform assembly. Orbit Irrigation Products, Madson & Metcalf, February 28, 2006: US07004677 (20 worldwide citation)

A valve containment assembly for an irrigation system may have a first side wall unit, a grate, a second side wall unit, and a lid. The first side wall unit may be disposed on the floor of a hole. The grate may be positioned in the first side wall unit to support a manifold. The second side wall uni ...