Patent Number: 9,803,412

Title: In-vehicle carbon monoxide alarm

Abstract: A device and method for detecting operating conditions of a vehicle that could lead to toxic levels of carbon monoxide (CO) is disclosed. The device is inserted into an On-board Diagnostics (OBD-II) plug on a vehicle. It monitors operating conditions of the vehicle and detects situations that could lead to a toxic buildup of CO. If the situation where the engine running but the vehicle speed is not moving is detected, a signal is generated to cause a garage door to open. As an alternative, the method is accomplished in a processing device integral to the vehicle.

Inventors: Fontanini; Isabella D. (Lake Bluff, IL), Wang; Kyle H. (Lake Forest, IL), Kunz; Kevin D. (Lake Forest, IL), von Borcke; Carlos W. (Lake Forest, IL)


International Classification: E05F 15/72 (20150101); G07C 5/00 (20060101); E05F 15/79 (20150101)

Expiration Date: 2021-10-31 0:00:00