Toro issued US patent for 'two-wire power and communications for irrigation systems'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , August 5, 2013 () – Toro, Bloomington, Minn., has been assigned a patent (8,497,597) developed by Alex Korol, Diamond Bar, Calif., and Eduardo Fregoso, Mira Loma, Calif., for "two-wire power and communications for irrigation systems."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "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."

The patent application was filed on Sept. 10, 2012 (13/609,152). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=84,97,597.PN.&OS=PN/84,97,597&RS=PN/84,97,597

Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

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