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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 (81 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 (63 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 Smith, Eric Schafer: Method, system and device for monitoring vehicle usage. Signature Control Systems, Posz Law Group, February 9, 2010: US07660652 (26 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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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 (19 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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Brian Smith, Eric Schafer: Method, system and device for monitoring vehicle usage. Signature Control Systems, Posz Law Group, April 12, 2011: US07925433 (4 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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Brian J Smith, Eric Schafer: Intelligent sensor for irrigation management. Signature Control Systems, Posz Law Group, January 31, 2012: US08108077 (2 worldwide citation)

An intelligent sensor includes an irrigation related data sensor for sensing irrigation related data and a network processor coupled to the irrigation related data sensor for receiving the irrigation data. The intelligent sensor also includes an interface coupled to the network processor for couplin ...


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Brian J Smith, Eric Schafer, George S Kardaras, Amir Hajizadeh: Method and system for transmitting and utilizing forecast meteorological data for irrigation controllers. Posz Law Group, January 18, 2007: US20070016334-A1

An irrigation controller (101a, 101b) includes a receiver (105a, 105b) and a processor. The processor is configured to facilitate receiving, in accordance with the receiver, an indication of rainfall which is forecast to fall on one or more locations (109a, 109b). Further, the processor is programme ...


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Brian J Smith, Eric Schafer: Method, system and device for monitoring vehicle usage. Signature Control Systems, Posz Law Group, August 2, 2007: US20070179692-A1

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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Brian J Smith, Eric Schafer: Method, system and device for monitoring vehicle usage. Signature Control Systems, Posz Law Group, October 23, 2008: US20080258939-A1

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 ...