Auto diagnostic method and device

CAFC
  • US 6,925,368 B2
  • Filed: 10/04/2004
  • Issued: 08/02/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/15/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle monitoring device capable of being connected to a data port of a vehicle, the monitoring device comprisinga hand holdable data acquisition and transfer device including(a) a first data link connectable to a data port of a vehicle for retrieving data from a vehicle;

  • (b) a second data link connectable to a global computer network communicable device; and

    (c) a processor and memory unit capable of retrieving unprocessed data containing onboard computer generated information from the vehicle via the first data link, storing the unprocessed data for a time period, and transferring the unprocessed data to the global computer network communicable device, through the second data link wherein the global computer network communicable device is capable of communicating, over a global computer network, with a server containing a processor and a database for processing the unprocessed data into natural language information, and wherein the hand holdable data acquisition and transfer device lacks sufficient data processing capability to fully process the upprocessed data into human-useable information.

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