US Patent No. 10,285,344

IRRIGATION CONTROLLER WITH REVERSIBLE OPERATOR CONTROLS


Patent No. 10,285,344
Issue Date May 14, 2019
Title Irrigation Controller With Reversible Operator Controls
Inventorship Richard C. Stange, Oceanside, CA (US)
Thomas C. Kadien, Vista, CA (US)
Steven B. Cook, Oceanside, CA (US)
Kok Huat Chong, San Diego, CA (US)
Assignee Hunter Industries, Inc., San Marcos, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,285,344

1. An irrigation controller to control an irrigation system, the irrigation controller comprising:a face pack comprising one or more actuable controls configured to enable a user to enter or select a watering program and at least one display configured to display instructions and feedback to program and maintain the irrigation system, the one or more actuable controls and the at least one display located on a front surface of the face pack; and
an interior door that is configured to cover a wiring hookup area, the interior door further configured to rotate on a hinge to expose the wiring hookup area, the face pack being removably mounted onto the interior door;
the face pack configured to be placed in a first orientation relative to an opening in the interior door when the wiring hookup area is covered, the front surface viewable when the face pack is in the first orientation;
the face pack further configured to be passed through the opening in the interior door and placed in a second orientation relative to the opening in the interior door when the wiring hookup area is exposed, the front surface viewable when the face pack is in the second orientation;
the face pack further configured to maintain electrical communication between the face pack and the irrigation controller when the face pack in one of the first and second orientations is passed through the opening in the interior door and placed in the other of the first and second orientations.