Abstract: To control multiple electronic devices in homes and other buildings through telephone lines, a user may establish communication by utilizing Caller ID supplied by a local telephone service supplier and, where such Caller ID service is unavailable, user generated Caller ID tones and simultaneous FAX pilot tones and data transmission, to signal to a device to be controlled or to a receiving station that instructions are received and communication is required.
Abstract: A process for applying particles to a geographic region. The process involves flying a balloon over the region. The balloon carries a nozzle with a pipe communicating the nozzle with a ground supply of air and a source of particles. A mixture of air and particles can be forced up the pipe to the nozzle. The particles are then discharged over the region according to a pre-determined pattern. The process permits the accurate measured application of fertilizers and the like to a forest region.