MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – IrriGreen has announced that it has been granted two patents in Australia for the IrriGreen Genius Irrigation System. One patent (#2013200998) covers the design and function of the multi-volume spray nozzle in the IrriGreen Genius Sprinkler. The second patent (#201324391) is for IrriGreen’s software algorithm, which controls the direction, stream distance and rotational speed of its sprinkler heads.
“The IrriGreen system utilizes digital technology and multi-stream nozzle design based on high-tech, commercial inkjet printers,” said Gary Klinefelter, founder and chief executive officer, IrriGreen. “Our two patents granted in Australia are the first of ten patents we have in process in the U.S. and Europe as well as Australia.”
Just as inkjet printers spray ink in controlled patterns on a page, IrriGreen Genius Sprinklers “print” water in precise patterns to match the exact shape of the lawn. Eliminating inefficient overlapping sprays and over-spraying onto hardscapes, IrriGreen reduces water use by as much as 50 percent.
With IrriGreen, installers configure zones and set the sprinkler heads all in one step on their Smartphones using the Genius Mobile App. IrriGreen automatically calculates spray distances, sets the mapping points and sends the data via Wi-Fi to the IrriGreen Genius Server. The system then digitally controls its multi-volume watering patterns to follow the contours of the lawn – conforming to every curve, angle and corner.
Contractors also save time and labor installing IrriGreen. Instead of rows of four to eight sprinkler heads positioned all around the outside of each zone and all connected with lateral lines, IrriGreen waters from the inside-out with just one head in the middle of each zone and no lateral lines. Requiring fewer heads and less pipe than conventional irrigation systems, for comparably sized lawns IrriGreen generally installs in half to one-third the time.