Patent Number: 7,822,828

Title: System for using non-standard transfer protocol from software received at in-vehicle communications gateway for exchanging data with client device

Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for transmitting data to a client device from a computer module in a vehicle. Data is transmitted from the computer module over an in-vehicle network to an in-vehicle communications gateway module. The data from the computer module is destined for the client device. A request for a software component is transmitted to the client device from a standard port of the in-vehicle communications gateway module. The software component comprises a non-standard transfer protocol module. The in-vehicle communications gateway module loads the non-standard transfer protocol module, and the data is exchanged between the in-vehicle communications gateway module and the client device according to the non-standard transfer protocol.

Inventors: Alrabady; Ansaf I. (Livonia, MI), Catsburg; Thomas M.P. (Rochester, MI)

Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00