Tire pressure monitor system tool with parts number database

  • US 8,183,993 B2
  • Filed: 02/07/2011
  • Issued: 05/22/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/23/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A tool for use with a tire pressure monitor system, comprising:

  • a storing module configured to store a plurality of communication protocols used by the tire pressure monitor system to interface with a vehicle electronic control unit, the storing module further including a database having part numbers of sensors utilized with the tire pressure monitor system, the database further includes a vehicle data associated with the tire pressure monitor system;

    a requesting module configured to request the vehicle data from the storing module;

    a receiving module configured to receive the vehicle data from the storing module;

    an accessing module configured to access the storing module to retrieve at least one communication protocol based on the vehicle data;

    a communications module to receive and transmit the at least one communication protocol to and from the electronic control unit and to and from a sensor; and

    a processor in communication with the storing module, the requesting module, the receiving module, the accessing module, and the communications module, the processor configured to operate the various modules of the tool.

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