Systems and methods for charging electric vehicles utilizing a touch-sensitive interface

  • US 10,819,135 B2
  • Filed: 12/20/2017
  • Issued: 10/27/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/11/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to:

  • retrieve from a memory storage device one or more electric charge parameters describing one or more electric charge parameters of an electric vehicle;

    display via a user interface of a mobile device at least one of the one or more electric charge parameters wherein the user interface is adapted to display the one or more electric charge parameters as a vehicle charge indicator element comprising a first portion indicative of an amount of charge residing in a battery of the electric vehicle and a second portion indicative of an uncharged capacity of the battery of the electric vehicle and wherein the vehicle charge indicator element further comprises a slider by which an amount of charge may be specified;

    receive an amount of charge specified by the slider;

    commence charging of the electric vehicle in accordance with the received amount of charge;

    display via the user interface a visual indicia for selecting a mode of operation of the electric vehicle the selected mode of operation operating to determine and maintain an interior temperature of the electric vehicle suitable for a pet located within the electric vehicle;

    receive an indication of an activation of the selected mode of operation of the electric vehicle; and

    operate a climate control mechanism of the electric vehicle while the vehicle is in a parked state and in accordance with the selected mode of operation for a duration of time until the amount of charge residing in the battery reaches a predetermined level.

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