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1. (WO2018031911) OPTIMIZED FLOW CONTROL FOR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/031911    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/046551
Publication Date: Fri Feb 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 12 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G06Q 10/04
G06Q 10/06
G06Q 50/06
G06Q 50/02
Applicants: RACHIO, INC.
Inventors: KLEIN, Christopher Michael
KRAUS, Richard Clayton
GARSOMBKE, Franz David
Title: OPTIMIZED FLOW CONTROL FOR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
Abstract:
Apparatuses, systems, and methods for optimizing and adjusting water usage are described. An example method may include receiving water usage data and determining a peaking factor for water usage. The peaking factor may be associated with water usage at a flow controller. A flow controller can control various types of water outlets, such as a water sprinkler for a residential home. The flow controller may be positioned along a main water supply to a property or home. The method may also include determining that the peaking factor passes a threshold water usage for the flow controller and adjusting a watering schedule of the flow controller based partly on the determination that the peaking factor passed the threshold water usage.