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Brian J Smith, Eric Schafer: Distributed control network for irrigation management. Signature Control Systems, Posz Law Group, May 24, 2005: US06898467 (76 worldwide citation)

A system and method for operating a distributed control network for irrigation management. The system incorporates several irrigation controllers wherein each of the controllers can transmit, receive and respond to commands initiated by any device or satellite controller on the network, a communicat ...


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Brian J Smith, Eric Schafer: Distributed control network for irrigation management. Signature Control Systems, Cynthia K Nicholson, Hale and Dorr, July 29, 2003: US06600971 (62 worldwide citation)

A system and method for operating a distributed control network for irrigation management. The system incorporates several irrigation controllers wherein each of the controllers can transmit, receive and respond to commands initiated by any device or satellite controller on the network, a communicat ...


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Scott Schneider, Richard Magill: Process and apparatus for improving and controlling the curing of natural and synthetic moldable compounds. Signature Control Systems, Sheridan Ross PC, January 23, 2007: US07167773 (35 worldwide citation)

A process for curing a moldable compound under a plurality of curing conditions by: (1) obtaining time dependent data streams of dielectric or impedance values from a plurality of sensors distributed within a curing mold, wherein the moldable compound is a dialectric for each of the sensors; (2) det ...


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Brian Smith, Eric Schafer: Method, system and device for monitoring vehicle usage. Signature Control Systems, Posz Law Group, February 9, 2010: US07660652 (24 worldwide citation)

A vehicle tracking device (101), method and/or system are provided. The device (101) includes a location interface (117), for receiving a location signal indicating a current location when operably connected to a GPS antenna; a sensor interface (109), for receiving sensor signals from sensors in the ...


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John C Van Doren, Richard Magill, Bruce Sellers, Tim Erickson, Scott Schnieder, Steve Courington, Lance Bethel: Process and apparatus for improving and controlling the vulcanization of natural and synthetic rubber compounds. Signature Control Systems, Sheridan Ross P C, Dennis J Dupray, February 15, 2005: US06855791 (23 worldwide citation)

A process for curing a natural or synthetic rubber includes the measuring of curing conditions by dielectric or impedance means to produce a process curve (impedance property data versus time) followed by analyzing the process curve with a software algorithm which defines and statistically quantifie ...


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Van, Doren John C, Magill Richard, Sellers Bruce, Erickson Tim, Schneider Scott, Courington Steve, Bethel Lance: A process and apparatus for the vulcanization. Signature Control Systems, Van, Doren John C, Magill Richard, Sellers Bruce, Erickson Tim, Schneider Scott, Courington Steve, Bethel Lance, DUPRAY Dennis J, January 15, 2004: WO/2004/004998 (21 worldwide citation)

The vulcanization rubber compound (6) in the injection mold (18) then beomces the dielectric within the formed capacitor, as it is sandwiched between the sensor (17) and the surface of the mold (18) or metallic insert within the part being molded (the opposing electrode). Since the dielectric proper ...


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Brian J Smith, Eric Schafer: Method and system for remote update of microprocessor code for irrigation controllers. Signature Control Systems, Posz Law Group, September 11, 2007: US07269829 (18 worldwide citation)

A remote download of microprocessor code for an irrigation controller is provided. A microprocessor, on an irrigation controller, is executing program code (in volatile memory) and receives a remote download of updated program code, which it stores into non-volatile random access memory, e.g., flash ...


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Brian J Smith, Eric Schafer: Method and integrated system for networked control of an environment of a mobile object. Signature Control Systems, Posz Law Group, July 31, 2007: US07250860 (16 worldwide citation)

A controller (301), for example on a field interface of a resource management system (300), determines a location of a mobile object (303a, 303b, 303c) and controls an environment thereof. The controller (301) receives, via a first transceiver (307), a communication including information representat ...


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Richard Magill: Calibration and metering methods for wood kiln moisture measurement. Signature Control Systems, Sheridan Ross P C, Dennis J Dupray, March 16, 2010: US07676953 (11 worldwide citation)

A moisture metering calibration method and system for, e.g., determining the moisture lumber within a lumber drying kiln is disclosed. Calibration of moisture indicative electrical signals obtained from, e.g., moisture sensing capacitive plates spaced apart within a stack of drying lumber is perform ...


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Richard W Magill: Non-bridged single electrode impedance measurement system for determining a condition of a dielectric according to impedance related changes over a range of frequencies. Signature Control Systems, Sheridan Ross P C, August 10, 2004: US06774643 (11 worldwide citation)

A method and system for analyzing the state of a dielectric material is disclosed. The dielectric material is determined to be in a state, S, by determining a similarity or dissimilarity between: (a) a first set of impedance values derived from excitation of a capacitor having the dielectric materia ...



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