Tire pressure monitor initiation tool with vehicle data interface

  • US 8,058,979 B2
  • Filed: 11/23/2009
  • Issued: 11/15/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/30/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A tool for use with a tire pressure monitoring system, comprising:

  • a processor configured to process instructions stored in a memory coupled to the processor;

    a display configured to display information processed by the processor, wherein the display is coupled to the processor;

    a transmitter configured to transmit signals to a tire pressure sensor of a tire and the tire pressure monitoring system on a vehicle, wherein the transmitter is coupled to the processor;

    a receiver configured to receive signals from the tire pressure sensor and the tire pressure monitoring system, wherein the receiver is coupled to the processor;

    a vehicle control unit interfacing module;

    a tire pressure monitoring system determining module, in communication with the vehicle control unit interfacing module, and configured to determine a type of tire pressure monitoring system installed on the vehicle; and

    a tire pressure sensor initiating module, in communication with the tire pressure monitoring system determining module, and configured to initiate at least one tire pressure sensor.

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