Patent Attorney Reviews Tire Pressure Reporting System

///Patent Attorney Reviews Tire Pressure Reporting System

Patent Attorney Reviews Tire Pressure Reporting System

U.S. Patent 9,956,833

Local Broward County Patent Attorney reviews U.S. Patent 9,956,833 filed by AutoNetworks Technologies.  It is common for vehicles to have in-vehicle reporting for air pressure of the tires.  However, there still exists errors in reporting.  The goal of the ‘833 patent appears to be to correct and/or catch errors in reporting.

On May 1, 2018, Week 18, Number 1450-1, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published issued U.S. Patent Number 9,956,833.  The patent describes A reporting that includes the above-mentioned in-vehicle reporting apparatus and a plurality of transmission apparatuses respectively disposed on a plurality of tire wheels provided on a vehicle and configured to detect an air pressure of a corresponding tire and transmit air pressure information including the detected air pressure and identification information identifying the corresponding tire, the air pressure information acquisition unit being configured to acquire the air pressure information and the identification information transmitted from each of the plurality of transmission apparatuses.

Claim 1 provides:

An in-vehicle reporting apparatus that includes an air pressure information acquisition unit configured to acquire identification information identifying each of a plurality of tires provided on a vehicle and air pressure information related to an air pressure of each of the plurality of tires, and that performs reporting that depends on the identification information and the air pressure information acquired by the air pressure information acquisition unit, comprising:

a storage unit configured to store a mounting position of each of the plurality of tires in association with the identification information identifying the tire;

a vehicle height acquisition unit configured to acquire a vehicle height of the vehicle;

a vehicle height determination unit configured to determine whether the vehicle height acquired by the vehicle height acquisition unit is greater than or equal to a predetermined height;

an air pressure threshold determination unit configured to determine whether an air pressure indicated by the acquired air pressure information is less than or equal to a predetermined threshold; and

a detection unit configured to report information that depends on the mounting position of a tire stored in the storage unit in association with the identification information acquired by the air pressure information acquisition unit and on the air pressure information of the tire acquired by the air pressure information acquisition unit, in a case where the vehicle height determination unit determines that the acquired vehicle height is not greater than or equal to the predetermined height, and to report a result of the determination by the air pressure threshold determination unit that depends on the air pressure information of the tire acquired by the air pressure information acquisition unit, without reporting at least information that depends on the mounting position of the tire, in a case where the vehicle height determination unit determines that the acquired vehicle height is greater than or equal to the predetermined height.

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By | 2018-05-30T13:37:18+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Patents, What's Patenting|Comments Off on Patent Attorney Reviews Tire Pressure Reporting System

About the Author:

Matthew Sean Tucker is an Attorney practicing with a particular focus on patents, trademarks and personal injury, including car accidents, slip & falls, and dog bites, and other acts of negligence. Matthew holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida. Furthermore, Matthew received his J.D. at the University Of Baltimore School Of Law with a dual concentration in intellectual property law and business law. He is also a member of the Florida Bar, and an inventor of several patent pending inventions.