Tester for equipment, apparatus or component with distributed processing function

  • US 9,857,430 B2
  • Filed: 06/25/2014
  • Issued: 01/02/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/15/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A testing device for use in a system for testing equipment, an apparatus, or a component, providing distributed measurement and analytical functions, said system comprising:

  • A) said testing device being specifically designed to be connected to particular examples from a specified class of equipment, apparatus, or component to be tested, to perform a test of a particular example of said equipment, apparatus, or component so as to obtain data indicative of the condition of said particular example of equipment, apparatus, or component, and to communicate values pertaining to said particular example of said equipment, apparatus, or component representative of said data to a smart device;

    B) a smart device independent from the testing device, capable of other uses, and adapted by software stored therein corresponding to said testing device to

         1) receive said values pertaining to said particular example of said equipment, apparatus, or component communicated by said testing device;

         2) obtain an identification of the particular example of equipment, apparatus, or component being tested; and

         3) communicate the received values pertaining to said particular example of said equipment, apparatus, or component and said identification of the particular example of equipment, apparatus, or component being tested to a remote computer device; and

    C) a remote computer device adapted to receive said values pertaining to said particular example of said equipment, apparatus, or component and said identification of the particular example of equipment, apparatus, or component being tested communicated by the smart device, to employ said identification to access a database containing data indicative of the nominal characteristics of the particular example of equipment, apparatus, or component being tested, to analyze said values pertaining to said particular example of said equipment, apparatus, or component with respect to the nominal characteristics to determine the condition of the particular example of equipment, apparatus, or component being tested, and provide an indication of the condition of said particular example of equipment, apparatus, or component being tested.

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