Patent Number: 6,305,217

Title: Steering wheel mounted test device

Abstract: A diagnostic test device for mounting to an automobile steering wheel comprises a housing having a control panel, an electronic circuit, and one or more supports adapted to mount the housing on the outer ring of the automobile steering wheel. The electronic circuit is contained within the housing and has an input for receiving diagnostic information from the automobile. One or more supports are located relative to the lower surface of the housing such that the lower surface is located above the center hub of the steering wheel when the housing is supported on the outer ring of the steering wheel by the supports. The distance between the lower surface of the housing and the geometric center of the outer ring of the steering wheel is greater than or equal to seventy percent (70%) of the radius of the outer ring at the closest point between the lower surface and the geometric center.

Inventors: Mansfeld; Jurgen (52076 Aachen, DE), Schulz; Eckhard (52076 Aachen, DE)

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International Classification: G12B 9/00 (20060101); G12B 9/08 (20060101); G01M 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018