Wireless vehicle lift system with enhanced electronic controls

  • US 9,593,000 B2
  • Filed: 11/01/2016
  • Issued: 03/14/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/19/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A wireless mobile column lift system comprising:

  • at least two portable lifts, wherein each of said lifts includes—

    a base for supporting said lift on a floor or the ground,a post rigidly coupled to said base and extending upwardly therefrom,a carriage assembly configured to engage a wheel of a vehicle, wherein said carriage assembly is coupled to said post and configured for vertical shifting relative to said post, anda lift actuator for raising and lowering said carriage assembly relative to said post, andone or more batteries configured to provide power for said lift; and

    an electronic control system for controlling said lift system, wherein said electronic control system includes—

    a wireless communication device associated with each of said lifts for sending and receiving wireless communications, anda remote user interface for wirelessly communicating with each of said lifts, wherein said remote user interface is configured to permit a user to control said lifts remotely from said lifts,wherein said remote user interface is configured to receive wireless signals from each lift, with such received wireless signals including height information for each lift, and wherein said remote user interface is configured to send wireless signals to each lift, with such sent wireless signals configured to coordinate movement of the lifts,wherein said remote user interface includes a display screen and an emergency stop control switch, wherein upon activation of said emergency stop control switch, said remote user interface is configured to send a wireless signal to each lift instructing each lift to halt operation.

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