Patent Number: 7,272,476

Title: Universal automotive maintenance component controller apparatus

Abstract: A computer-implemented universal automotive maintenance component controller apparatus that may be used as common core enabling a user to interface with, control, and analyze data from, various modular automotive maintenance or diagnostic equipment and/or components regardless of the type or manufacturer of the component. The universal controller of the invention may include a processor and a control application, the control application including one or more software modules that enable the processor to control one or more connected automotive maintenance components. The universal controller may also include one or more component interfaces operatively connected to the processor, wherein each of the one or more component interfaces is configured for one of the plurality of automotive maintenance components. Each of the one or more component interfaces may also include one or more component modules specific to one of the plurality of automotive maintenance components and a port for operatively connecting one of the plurality of automotive maintenance components to the apparatus.

Inventors: Ortiz; David L (Glendale, AZ), Davis; Mark A. (Green Valley, AZ), Sulik; Charles M. (Tucson, AZ), Pandey; Arun Raj (Tucson, AZ), Newton; James R. (Tucson, AZ)

Assignee: Environmental Systems Products Holdings Inc.

International Classification: G01M 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-09-18 0:00:00