Vehicle identification key for use between multiple computer applications

  • US 7,684,908 B1
  • Filed: 12/29/2004
  • Issued: 03/23/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/29/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A vehicle diagnostic system comprising:

  • a processor;

    a user interface including a display device and an input device both coupled to the processor for interactive control thereof and thereby; and

    a storage library connected to the processor for storing a plurality of applications to be performed on a vehicle;

    wherein the processor is programmed to,request vehicle identification information from a user through the display device,create a particular configuration identifier containing the vehicle identification information entered by the user through the input device,store the particular configuration identifier in the storage library,retrieve a primary application from the library as the application is selected by the user through the input device, andprovide the particular configuration identifier from the library to the primary application;

    retrieve a secondary application from the library as the application is selected by the user through the input device, andprovide the particular configuration identifier from the library to the secondary application;

    wherein the primary application and the secondary application each perform concurrently a different test or diagnostic function on the vehicle.

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