Tire inflation assistance monitoring system

  • US 6,472,979 B2
  • Filed: 06/07/2001
  • Issued: 10/29/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/16/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A tire inflation monitoring system suitable for use on a vehicle comprising:

  • at least one tire inflation indicator assembly positioned at an exterior vehicle portion at a side of the vehicle and visible exterior the vehicle, said at least one tire inflation indicator assembly providing an indication of the inflation condition of at least one vehicle tire positioned at said side of the vehicle, wherein said tire inflation monitoring system includes a control receiving at least one input from at least one tire pressure sensor sensing pressure of the at least one vehicle tire and said control producing an output to illuminate said at least one tire inflation indicator assembly in response to a tire pressure condition, said illumination of said indicator assembly providing an indication of tire pressure status to a person external of the vehicle in the act of adjusting tire pressure of the at least one vehicle tire positioned at the side of the vehicle.

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