Modular wireless diagnostic test and information system

  • US 5,884,202 A
  • Filed: 07/20/1995
  • Issued: 03/16/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/20/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An automobile diagnosis apparatus, comprising:

  • a control mechanism that accepts user input and provides information for use in diagnosis of an automobile engine;

    a first instrumentation module detachably connected to a first position of the automobile engine and receiving a first set of data from the automobile engine, includinga first wireless communication mechanism that receives instructions from the control mechanism and that transmits information for use in diagnosis of the automobile engine to the control mechanism; and

    a second instrumentation module detachably connected to a second position of the automobile engine and receiving a second set of data from the automobile engine, including;

    a second wireless communication mechanism that receives instructions from the control mechanism and that transmits information for use in diagnosis of the automobile engine to the control mechanism;

    the control mechanism including a third wireless communication mechanism that enables the control mechanism to communicate directly with each instrumentation module, the control mechanism transmitting instructions in response to the user input to at least one of the instrumentation modules and receiving from the instrumentation module, information in response to the instructions for use in the diagnosis of the automobile engine;

    wherein the first set of data and the second set of data differ.

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