Tester for equipment, apparatus, or component with distributed processing function

  • US 9,619,612 B2
  • Filed: 10/15/2012
  • Issued: 04/11/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/15/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A tester specifically designed to test batteries of varying types and sizes, wherein said tester is incapable of performing test functions other than testing batteries and associated equipment, said tester being adapted to:

  • 1) be temporarily connected to a particular battery to be tested,2) measure an open-circuit voltage and temperature of said particular battery,3) apply an electrical signal to said particular battery in order to perform a specific test thereon,4) obtain data, responsive to said test, indicative of an ohmic value of said particular battery, and5) communicate values representative of said open-circuit voltage and temperature of said particular battery and of said data indicative of the ohmic value of said particular battery to a smart device independent from the tester; and

    wherein said smart device is capable of other uses, and is adapted by software stored therein corresponding to said tester to;

    receive said values and data communicated by said tester;

    receive nominal data relating the ohmic value of batteries of the type and size of said particular battery to their condition by download;

    analyze the received values and data with respect to the nominal data to determine the condition of the particular battery; and

    provide an indication of the condition of said particular battery.

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