|| List of recent Irrigation-related patents
| Arthroscopic irrigation solution and method for peripheral vasoconstriction and inhibition of pain and inflammation|
A method and solution for perioperatively inhibiting a variety of pain and inflammation processes during arthroscopic procedures. The solution preferably includes a vasoconstrictor that exhibits alpha-adrenergic activity and one or more additional pain and inflammation inhibitory agents at dilute concentration in a physiologic carrier, such as saline or lactated ringer's solution.
| Electronic flow control method for a spring diaphragm irrigation control valve using a pulsed signal|
Improvements in an electronic valve control system is disclosed where the valve is a spring diaphragm irrigation control valve where the flow rate is controlled with pulsed signal to a control solenoid. This device functions as hydraulic amplifier where the input signal is characterized by the duty cycle ratio of the applied electrical signal, and the output is the flow rate through the irrigation valve.
| Method for determining the magnitude of an irrigation event in a section of soil, and related systems|
A method for determining an amount of moisture that has entered a section of soil via irrigation, includes sensing at a first moment in time a total amount of moisture in a sub-section of the section of soil, and in response to the amount sensed at the first moment in time, determining a total amount of moisture, winitial, in the section of soil at the first moment in time. Sensing at a second, subsequent moment in time a total amount of moisture in a sub-section of the section of soil, and in response to the amount sensed at the second moment in time, determining a total amount of moisture, wtot, in the section of soil at the second moment in time.
|Cytological sample acquisition device and method|
A tissue collection device and method. One embodiment of the device includes a body formed by an elongated member, a pair of inflatable balloons at spaced-apart locations on the body, and one or more collection structures on the body.
|Enhanced plant growth system|
A composition for enhancing plant growth and a method of applying the composition onto hydrophobic surfaces and retaining the composition on these surfaces is disclosed. The composition comprises a mixture of superabsorbent monomer and linear polymer that maybe partially cross-linked, a binder and nutrients that may be applied onto surfaces of materials that are part of the plants or plant growth environment such as seeds, soil, mulch, plant roots and herbicides.
|System and method for design of subsurface drainage systems incorporating control weirs, surface to subsurface inlets, and irrigation inlets|
A method for the creation of subsurface water management systems that place subsurface drainage lines at a consistent grade and within defined elevation bounds throughout a field with topographical undulation and inconsistent slopes, incorporate control weirs for dividing the subsurface into elevation and acreage zones, place and size surface to subsurface, size and determine inside surface of drainage mains and laterals according to the desired coefficient of the subsurface system, and determine the amount of water required at irrigation inlets in order to deliver a determined amount of water into the subsurface system for purposes of irrigation.. .
A system and method for providing irrigation management services is disclosed. The system may include a plurality of controllers, where each controller controls application of water by an irrigation system associated with the controller.
|Method and apparatus for communicating irrigation data|
Methods and systems control an irrigation system that includes an irrigation controller, a valve actuator, and at least one irrigation sensor connected by a communication circuit. A sensor charging pulse having a temporal duration less than a solenoid actuation time threshold for a solenoid is provided over the communication circuit.
|Suction and irrigation device|
A suction and irrigation device for medical use comprises a valve body with an irrigation passage and a suction passage. At least one irrigation pipe and at least one suction pipe are connectable to the irrigation passage and the suction passage by connections at a proximal side of the valve body.
|Methods and systems for conditioning in surgery|
A method for preventing mesothelial cell trauma is described. The method comprises applying at pool of conditioning techniques prior and/or during surgery for decreasing detrimental factors and optimally using beneficial factors.
|Data relay for a controller|
A two conductor hard wired communications link accepts an actual value of at least one parameter of interest from an environmental sensor in the form of data encoded on the conductors via current modulation. The sensor is mounted in a location remote from an irrigation controller.
|Two-wire power and communications for irrigation systems|
A two-wire power and communication system is provided, having a decoder that draws a constant amount of current for communication signals despite changes in the voltage on the power and communication wires. In one example, decoders have a constant current sink circuit that includes a shunt regulator that controls a field effect transistor..
|Riser cap and irrigation piping system using same|
A polymeric riser cap member includes a central tubular section defining a generally cylindrical bore for receiving a sprinkler riser, the central tubular section having open top and bottom ends, and an annular skirt coaxial with the central tubular section and having an inner diameter larger than an inner diameter of the central tubular section. The annular skirt has an inner surface having internal threads threadably connectable with the externally threaded surface of a tubular riser adapter member of a tubular coupler.
|Lateral irrigation system with z-fold spans|
A lateral irrigation system comprising a plurality of towers and a plurality of lateral structures extending between and connected to the towers. The support structures may comprise a first support structure, a second support structure pivotable relative to the first support structure, and a third support structure pivotable relative to the second support structure.
|Temporary protection device for an in ground irrigation system|
A temporary protective device for a sprinkler head connected to an in-ground irrigation system comprising a cover with a generally flat bottom, the cover comprising one or more receiver holes, the receiver holes accepting a removable key, the key anchoring the cover over the sprinkler head and extending into the ground below the receiver hole. Alternatively, the keys may be attached to the bottom of the cover.
|Ecological mobile container|
An ecological mobile container includes a heat preservation layer, a drainage groove, a water storage layer, a root resistance layer, a drainage filter layer, a water transport pipe and enclosure panels. The water storage layer, the root resistance layer and the drainage filter layer sequentially stack on the heat preservation layer.
|System and method for controlling operation of an irrigation system end gun|
A control system for controlling operation of an irrigation system end gun includes memory for storing end gun operating parameters for a plurality of locations in an area to be irrigated; a location determining component for determining a current location of the end gun in the area to be irrigated; a computing device in communication with the location determining component and operable to access an end gun operating parameter from the memory that corresponds to the current location of the end gun; and an end gun control mechanism responsive to the computing device for controlling operation of the end gun in accordance with the end gun operating parameter.. .
|Wireless irrigation control|
Several embodiments provide wireless irrigation control and related methods. In one implementation, an irrigation control system includes a transmitter unit including a controller and a connector to be coupled to an irrigation controller having station actuation output connectors.
|Disposable partially flexible surgical fluid container|
A disposable partially flexible surgical fluid container. The apparatus includes a triangular shaped portion comprising a rigid fluid collection portion for storing fluids, a flexible sealing portion for creating a seal for catching surgical fluids, an ergonomic handle portion for grasping and holding and a horizontal bottom portion for standing the apparatus upright when placed on a flat surface.
|Liquid preparation for oral administration used for ct colonography and composition for gastrointestinal radiography|
The present invention provides a liquid preparation for oral administration that is capable of reducing the amount of colonic irrigation solution taken during gastrointestinal pretreatment and decreasing the burden on the subject without sacrificing test accuracy and without prolonging the time required for pretreatment, and a composition for gastrointestinal radiography used to prepare the liquid preparation for oral administration. Namely, provided are a liquid preparation for oral administration taken during gastrointestinal imaging by ct colonography that comprises an iodine compound and a water-soluble polymer or saline laxative, wherein 300 ml to 1200 ml are taken on the day before ct colonography in a single administration or divided among several administrations, and a composition for gastrointestinal radiography comprising an iodine compound and a water-soluble polymer or saline laxative, wherein 300 ml to 1200 ml are taken in the form of an aqueous solution, having an iodine content of 3.5 mg/ml to 90 mg/ml prepared by dissolving in water, on the day before ct colonography in a single administration or divided among several administrations..
|Irrigation system track assembly with adjustable tow|
A track assembly for a mobile tower of an irrigation system includes a mounting bracket; a gearbox assembly and rotatable drive wheel hub attached to the mounting bracket; a drive wheel attached to the drive hub; a rotatable tension wheel hub attached to the mounting bracket and spaced from the drive hub; a tension wheel attached to the tension wheel hub; a track belt trained over the drive wheel and the tension wheel and driven by the drive wheel to propel the mobile tower; and structure for pivotally mounting the mounting bracket to the mobile tower.. .
|Bio super vegetable gardens (bsvg)|
The bio super vegetable gardens (bsvg) obtains the highest bio-productivity of some cash vegetables crops per unit area by planting them utilizing a friendly environment technology, through the addition of organic waste to the soil, e.g. Plant wastes (rice straw and compost) and animal wastes (chicken manure), bentonite or biochar, mixture of natural minerals, biopolymers and efficient micro-organisms (em).
|Minimally invasive glaucoma surgical instrument and method|
Apparatuses and methods for the treatment of glaucoma are provided. The instrument uses either cauterization, a laser to ablate, sonic or ultrasonic energy to emulsify, or mechanical cutting of a portion of the trabecular meshwork.
|Irrigation source identification system|
An irrigation source identification system includes an irrigation source, an imaging device, and a processor. The irrigation source includes a container for holding a quantity of irrigation fluid and a port fluidly coupled to the container.
|Insulated disposable surgical fluid container|
An insulated disposable surgical fluid container. The container is doubled walled and includes an outer surface including an insulating material for reducing heat transfer from the outer surface to a surrounding area an insulating component separating the outer surface from an inner surface for reducing heat transfer from the inner surface to the outer surface and an inner surface comprising a fluid container portion for holding a fluid.
|Fire extinguishing device|
Indicated for its use from aerial means, it enables putting out fires efficiently, reducing both the time used in the putting them out, and the costs arising in their extinguishing, mainly standing out due to comprising: a crane mechanism (4) adaptable to be located inside a helicopter (20), equipped with an upper swing arm (5) adapted to rotate and/or protrude externally from the fuselage of the helicopter (20); and a main body (6), linked to the upper swing arm (5) of the crane (4) through a holding rope (7), and which can be linked to a water tank (2) existing within the helicopter (20) through a hose (8), where said main body (6) has first nozzles (9) whereby water is sprayed on the area in flames, and which preferably comprises unfolding and telescopic irrigation arms (10), which also have spray nozzles (11).. .
A non directional pneumatic tire is provided for an agricultural irrigation system. The tire includes first and second side walls and a radially outer wall defining an internal inflation chamber.
|Satellite irrigation controller|
In one embodiment, the present invention provides a satellite irrigation controller that allows a user to insert a input/output card into any position in any sequence and be recognized as an input card or an output card. When the correct card type is determined, the card is service according to its specified functionality.
|Devices and method for maxillary sinus lavage|
A lavage catheter for the treatment of a maxillary sinus is described. The catheter comprises a proximal portion and a distal portion.
|Fluid channeling component of a multi-camera endoscope|
There is provided herein a tip section of a multi-camera endoscope, the tip section comprising: a fluid channeling component for a tip section of a multi-camera endoscope, the fluid channeling component comprising one or more fluid channels configured for flowing for insufflation and/or irrigation fluid, and one or more support elements adapted to receive, support and/or secure a flexible electronic circuit board and/or one or more of a front camera, a side camera, an optical assembly, and a light source attached thereto; and a folded flexible electronic circuit board.. .
|Moisture responsive irrigation method and apparatus|
An irrigation device comprising a moisture responsive barrier is provided. At least a portion of the barrier has perforations, at least some of the perforations are associated with a water swellable material.
|Pop-up irrigation sprinkler with shock absorbing riser spring damping cushion|
A pop-up rotor-type irrigation sprinkler includes an outer case and a riser assembly telescopically extensible from the outer case. A coil spring surrounds the riser assembly and normally holds the riser assembly in a lower retracted position within the outer case.
|Programmable intelligent control method of and system for irrigation system|
The present invention relates to an intelligent system for managing a plurality of flow control devices of the irrigation systems in one or multiple watering zones. In the preferred embodiment, the system of the present invention utilizes speech control technology known in the art to allow users to input operation commands directly into the controller or remotely through a remote control.
|Dual port ablation cannula and kit|
A dual port ablation cannula kit includes a trocar and a hollow shaft defining a longitudinal lumen. The shaft has a proximal segment and a distal segment, such that the distal segment includes a distal tip substantially aligned with the shaft to permit passage of the trocar within the hollow shaft.
|Agricultural homeopathic elements for biocontrol|
The liquid elicitor of chitin and chitosan and micronutrient trace elements of the present invention involves induced systemic resistance (isr)/innate immunity responses within plants. Dilute solutions are applied to propagules (fractions of microgram per seed and/or plant), which causes natural biotic defense responses by seedlings and/or plants.
|Soil moisture sensor|
In one embodiment, the present invention is directed to a soil moisture sensor for interrupting an irrigation schedule of an irrigation controller. The moisture sensor comprises a relatively flat body with two lower electrodes and two lower anchoring barbs.
|Continuous-move irrigation control system|
A control system of an irrigation system to continuously drive a plurality of towers supporting an elevated pipeline along a path while maintaining the pipeline in an aligned configuration. The system includes an antenna, a receiver, a controller, and a variable-speed drive motor.
|Irrigation controller with removable station modules|
An irrigation controller includes a housing for enclosing a microprocessor that stores and executes at least one watering program. The microprocessor has a parallel output bus with a plurality of pin sets for controlling a plurality of irrigation stations.
|Method and system for electric-power distribution and irrigation control|
Irrigation control systems and method of operating an irrigation system are described for irrigation systems including one or more orifices, e.g., sprinkler heads, arranged in one or more irrigation lines. The control system can include one or more sensors such as moisture meters and flow meters that measure water output associate with the irrigation system.
|Irrigation controller water management with temperature budgeting|
The present invention provides methods for water conservation with irrigation controllers based upon the ambient temperature and extraterrestrial radiation of a particular geographical area. It receives a preliminary irrigation schedule from the operator and computes a water budget ratio by comparing current local geo-environmental data with stored local geo-environmental data, then modifying the preliminary irrigation schedule based upon that ratio.
|Catheter with composite construction|
A catheter has a composite and segmented construction in a distal section that includes deflectable members and support member arranged in alternating sequence, with each support member carrying a ring electrode and the deflectable members being flexible to allow deflection of the distal section as a whole. Carried on an outer surface of the support member is a coil location sensor.
|Catheter with mulitple irrigated electrodes and a force sensor|
A probe, including an insertion tube and an electrode mounted on a distal end of the insertion tube. A force sensor is mounted in the distal end of the insertion tube.