Tire inflation assistance monitoring system

  • US 6,774,774 B2
  • Filed: 10/23/2002
  • Issued: 08/10/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/16/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method of providing a tire pressure status of at least one tire of a vehicle to a person exterior of the vehicle, said method comprising:

  • providing at least one tire inflation indicator system having at least one indicator positioned at an exterior vehicle portion at a side of the vehicle and viewable by a person outside the vehicle, said at least one indicator being operable to provide an indication of the inflation condition of at least one vehicle tire to a person at the side of the vehicle;

    providing at least one tire pressure sensor operable to sense pressure of the at least one vehicle tire; and

    illuminating said at least one indicator in response to said at least one tire pressure sensor to provide an indication of tire pressure status to a person outside the vehicle engaged in a tire pressure adjustment.

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