US Patent No: 8,164,343

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Method and apparatus for measuring a parameter of a vehicle electrical system

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An automotive vehicle electrical system tester is provided for testing an electrical system having wiring which couple a load to a battery. The automotive vehicle electrical system tester is configured to measure an electrical parameter of the wiring and includes a first battery terminal connection configured to couple to a first terminal of the battery. A test connection is configured to couple to a wire of the electrical system which extends between the first terminal of the battery and the load. Test circuitry coupled to the first battery terminal connection and the test connection is configured to draw current from the battery along a path through the wire and to the test connection. The test circuitry measures an electrical parameter of the wire.

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MIDTRONICS, INC.WILLOWBROOK, IL145

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Bertness, Kevin I Batavia, IL 216 6965

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4,459,548 Alternator testing apparatus 162 1981
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7,657,386 Integrated battery service system 21 2005
 
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4,956,597 Method and apparatus for charging batteries 158 1989
 
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5,449,996 Battery charger with improved change stopping capability 152 1993
 
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6,031,354 On-line battery management and monitoring system and method 195 1997
 
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Kendrick Products Corporation (1)
5,637,978 Battery booster 140 1995
 
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5,789,899 Smart battery system with an A/D converter that converts both positive and negative analog input signals 150 1996
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (2)
4,379,989 System for preventing damage to a battery charger due to application of a battery with wrong polarity 115 1980
5,160,881 Alternator for a motor vehicle having a ventilator and device for monitoring and a controlling the ventilator 132 1991
 
NORVIK TRACTION (2)
5,179,335 Battery charger 200 1988
5,773,962 Battery energy monitoring circuits 74 1997
 
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5,321,626 Battery performance monitoring and forecasting system 147 1991
 
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5,298,797 Gate charge recovery circuit for gate-driven semiconductor devices 157 1993
 
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5,793,359 System for RF communication between a computer and a remote wireless data input device 258 1996
 
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5,592,094 Batterey discharge characteristics calculation method and remaining battery capacity measuring device 96 1995
5,872,453 Battery remaining capacity measuring apparatus 94 1996
6,275,008 Battery capacity detection system with temperature correction 82 2000
 
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5,780,974 Daytime running lights 80 1996
6,784,635 Vehicle electrical system 46 2003
 
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5,772,468 Clamp assembly for a battery booster cable 83 1996
 
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5,548,273 Vehicle driving monitor apparatus 178 1995
 
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4,379,990 Fault detection and diagnostic system for automotive battery charging systems 203 1980
4,369,407 Regulator tester 141 1981
 
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5,331,268 Method and apparatus for dynamically charging a battery 158 1993
6,456,036 Battery having a network communication interface 68 2000
 
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ZHANG, CHAOJIONG (1)
5,903,154 Battery test contact assembly 58 1997
 
AT&T Bell Laboratories (2)
5,241,275 Method of measuring remaining capacity of a storage cell by comparing impedance plot characteristics 159 1991
5,266,880 Battery monitoring circuit 146 1992
 
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5,939,861 Control system for on-vehicle battery 172 1998
 
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4,316,185 Battery monitor circuit 185 1980
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4,521,498 Through-the-partition intercell connection and method 67 1982
 
SPX DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (4)
4,423,378 Automotive battery test apparatus 200 1981
6,384,608 Battery tester using internal resistance to measure a condition of a battery 115 2001
6,388,448 Electronic battery tester with normal/cold test modes and terminal connection detection 106 2001
6,570,385 Handheld tester for starting/charging systems 90 2001
 
SPX CORPORATION (10)
6,037,778 Electronic battery testing device and method for testing batteries 100 1997
6,396,278 Hand-held ignition voltage tester 76 1998
6,629,054 Warranty controlling software and device 74 2001
6,667,624 Battery clamp connection detection method and apparatus 84 2002
6,784,637 Battery charger/tester with storage media 52 2002
6,825,669 Apparatus and method for data and command input and having a display in a battery charger and tester 51 2002
6,842,707 Apparatus and method for testing and charging a power source with ethernet 60 2002
2004/0000,915 BATTERY CLAMP CONNECTION DETECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS 36 2002
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7,235,977 Handheld tester for starting/charging systems 39 2004
 
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5,583,416 Apparatus and method for step-charging batteries to optimize charge acceptance 148 1994
5,469,043 Method for optimizing the charging of lead-acid batteries and an interactive charger 148 1994
5,574,355 Method and apparatus for detection and control of thermal runaway in a battery under charge 162 1995
5,656,920 Method and apparatus for charging a lead-acid battery 144 1995
5,592,093 Electronic battery testing device loose terminal connection detection via a comparison circuit 152 1995
5,589,757 Apparatus and method for step-charging batteries to optimize charge acceptance 156 1995
5,757,192 Method and apparatus for detecting a bad cell in a storage battery 158 1996
6,051,976 Method and apparatus for auditing a battery test 150 1996
5,821,756 Electronic battery tester with tailored compensation for low state-of charge 162 1996
5,831,435 Battery tester for JIS Standard 164 1997
5,945,829 Midpoint battery monitoring 152 1997
6,081,098 Method and apparatus for charging a battery 157 1997
5,914,605 Electronic battery tester 155 1998
6,037,751 Method and apparatus for charging batteries 153 1998
6,172,505 Electronic battery tester 150 1999
6,310,481 Electronic battery tester 125 1999
6,351,102 Automotive battery charging system tester 120 1999
6,332,113 Electronic battery tester 125 1999
6,259,254 Apparatus and method for carrying out diagnostic tests on batteries and for rapidly charging batteries 119 1999
6,104,167 Method and apparatus for charging a battery 144 1999
6,091,245 Method and apparatus for auditing a battery test 144 1999
6,163,156 Electrical connection for electronic battery tester 131 1999
6,249,124 Electronic battery tester with internal battery 116 1999
6,363,303 Alternator diagnostic system 116 1999
6,466,025 Alternator tester 105 2000
6,225,808 Test counter for electronic battery tester 120 2000
6,323,650 Electronic battery tester 127 2000
6,359,441 Electronic battery tester 110 2000
6,331,762 Energy management system for automotive vehicle 185 2000
6,313,608 Method and apparatus for charging a battery 137 2000
6,329,793 Method and apparatus for charging a battery 123 2000
6,445,158 Vehicle electrical system tester with encoded output 144 2000
6,441,585 Apparatus and method for testing rechargeable energy storage batteries 123 2000
6,377,031 Intelligent switch for power management 54 2000
6,304,087 Apparatus for calibrating electronic battery tester 114 2000
6,316,914 Testing parallel strings of storage batteries 132 2000
6,566,883 Electronic battery tester 90 2000
2002/0010,558 Storage battery with integral battery tester 77 2001
6,586,941 Battery tester with databus 89 2001
6,456,045 Integrated conductance and load test based electronic battery tester 103 2001
6,392,414 Electronic battery tester 146 2001
6,424,158 Apparatus and method for carrying out diagnostic tests on batteries and for rapidly charging batteries 117 2001
6,469,511 Battery clamp with embedded environment sensor 55 2001
6,544,078 Battery clamp with integrated current sensor 88 2001
6,633,165 In-vehicle battery monitor 71 2001
6,909,287 Energy management system for automotive vehicle 67 2001
7,198,510 Kelvin connector for a battery post 23 2001
6,707,303 Electronic battery tester 59 2001
6,696,819 Battery charge control device 57 2002
6,871,151 Electronic battery tester with network communication 65 2002
6,885,195 Method and apparatus for auditing a battery test 52 2002
6,556,019 Electronic battery tester 97 2002
6,805,090 Charge control system for a vehicle battery 61 2002
7,015,674 Booster pack with storage capacitor 26 2002
6,906,522 Battery tester with battery replacement output 49 2002
6,906,523 Method and apparatus for testing cells and batteries embedded in series/parallel systems 51 2002
6,597,150 Method of distributing jump-start booster packs 97 2002
6,534,993 Electronic battery tester 87 2002
6,788,025 Battery charger with booster pack 63 2002
7,126,341 Automotive vehicle electrical system diagnostic device 56 2002
6,623,314 Kelvin clamp for electrically coupling to a battery contact 63 2002
7,058,525 Battery test module 63 2002
7,012,433 Battery tester upgrade using software key 44 2002
2003/0088,375 Electronic battery tester with relative test output 50 2002
6,850,037 In-vehicle battery monitor 65 2002
6,759,849 Battery tester configured to receive a removable digital module 58 2002
6,781,382 Electronic battery tester 56 2002
6,795,782 Battery test module 64 2002
7,039,533 Battery test module 23 2002
6,888,468 Apparatus and method for protecting a battery from overdischarge 60 2003
6,891,378 Electronic battery tester 47 2003
7,557,586 Electronic battery tester 21 2003
6,967,484 Electronic battery tester with automotive scan tool communication 43 2003
6,913,483 Cable for electronic battery tester 48 2003
6,933,727 Electronic battery tester cable 42 2003
7,723,993 Electronic battery tester configured to predict a load test result based on open circuit voltage, temperature, cranking size rating, and a dynamic parameter 21 2003
7,081,755 Battery tester capable of predicting a discharge voltage/discharge current of a battery 52 2003
6,914,413 Alternator tester with encoded output 50 2003
7,154,276 Method and apparatus for measuring a parameter of a vehicle electrical system 21 2003
6,941,234 Query based electronic battery tester 46 2003
6,919,725 Electronic battery tester/charger with integrated battery cell temperature measurement device 54 2003
7,116,109 Apparatus and method for simulating a battery tester with a fixed resistance load 45 2003
7,208,914 Apparatus and method for predicting the remaining discharge time of a battery 28 2003
7,598,699 Replaceable clamp for electronic battery tester 23 2004
7,479,763 Apparatus and method for counteracting self discharge in a storage battery 21 2004
2004/0251,876 Apparatus and method for counteracting self discharge in a storage battery 20 2004
7,119,686 Theft prevention device for automotive vehicle service centers 52 2004
7,501,795 Battery charger with booster pack 19 2004
7,246,015 Alternator tester 25 2004
7,688,074 Energy management system for automotive vehicle 35 2004
7,003,410 Electronic battery tester with relative test output 45 2004
6,998,847 Electronic battery tester with data bus for removable module 43 2004
7,106,070 Broad-band low-inductance cables for making Kelvin connections to electrochemical cells and batteries 42 2004
7,656,162 Electronic battery tester with vehicle type input 21 2004
7,319,304 Shunt connection to a PCB of an energy management system employed in an automotive vehicle 23 2004
7,003,411 Electronic battery tester with network communication 61 2004
7,446,536 Scan tool for electronic battery tester 35 2004
7,545,146 Apparatus and method for predicting battery capacity and fitness for service from a battery dynamic parameter and a recovery voltage differential 19 2004
7,774,151 Wireless battery monitor 21 2004
7,598,743 Battery maintenance device having databus connection 24 2005
7,034,541 Query based electronic battery tester 21 2005
7,642,786 Battery tester capable of identifying faulty battery post adapters 19 2005
7,505,856 Battery test module 22 2005
2005/0218,902 Battery test module 28 2005
7,598,744 Scan tool for electronic battery tester 22 2005
7,772,850 Wireless battery tester with information encryption means 22 2005
7,710,119 Battery tester that calculates its own reference values 27 2005
7,398,176 Battery testers with secondary functionality 24 2006
7,295,936 Electronic battery tester with relative test output 20 2006
7,363,175 Query based electronic battery tester 18 2006
7,777,612 Theft prevention device for automotive vehicle service centers 24 2006
7,595,643 Apparatus and method for simulating a battery tester with a fixed resistance load 21 2006
7,705,602 Automotive vehicle electrical system diagnostic device 34 2006
7,425,833 Broad-band low-inductance cables for making Kelvin connections to electrochemical cells and batteries 19 2006
7,642,787 Automotive vehicle electrical system diagnostic device 23 2006
7,619,417 Battery monitoring system 23 2006
7,706,991 Alternator tester 21 2007
7,808,375 Battery run down indicator 28 2008
7,728,597 Electronic battery tester with databus 21 2008
7,924,015 Automotive vehicle battery test system 21 2010
 
PURKEY'S FLEET ELECTRIC, INC. (1)
6,150,793 System and method for managing the electrical system of a vehicle 157 1998
 
ELECTRONIC DEVELOPMENT, INC. (1)
4,968,941 Apparatus for monitoring the state of charge of a battery 166 1988
 
S.F. IP PROPERTIES 12 LLC (1)
5,633,985 Method of generating continuous non-looped sound effects 155 1995
 
CLOUDING CORP. (1)
5,978,805 Method and apparatus for synchronizing files 135 1997
 
ZYZEBA.COM LIMITED (1)
6,037,749 Battery monitor 104 1997
 
BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION (1)
6,136,914 Anionic polymerization initiators for preparing macro-branched diene rubbers 24 1998
 
BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE NORTH AMERICAN TIRE, LLC (1)
5,573,611 Method of monitoring conditions of vehicle tires and tires containing a monitoring device therein 178 1995
 
WESTMONT VENTURE PARTNERS, LLC (5)
5,871,858 Anti-theft battery 57 1997
6,635,974 Self-learning power management system and method 44 2000
6,744,149 System and method for providing step-down power conversion using an intelligent switch 38 2000
6,437,957 System and method for providing surge, short, and reverse polarity connection protection 49 2000
6,465,908 Intelligent power management system 64 2000
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MIDTRONICS, INC. (7)
8,754,653 Electronic battery tester 0 2009
8,958,998 Electronic battery tester with network communication 0 2010
8,872,516 Electronic battery tester mounted in a vehicle 0 2011
8,872,517 Electronic battery tester with battery age input 0 2011
8,963,550 System for automatically gathering battery information 0 2011
9,018,958 Method and apparatus for measuring a parameter of a vehicle electrical system 0 2011
8,704,483 System for automatically gathering battery information 1 2012
 
MUSCO CORPORATION (1)
9,000,934 Apparatus, method, and system for determining end-of-life of a product 0 2011
 
GLOBAL ENERGY INNOVATIONS, INC. (3)
8,738,310 Automatic determination of baselines for battery testing 0 2010
8,710,847 Self-correcting amplifier system 0 2011
9,030,173 Identifying and amerliorating a deteriorating condition for battery networks in-situ 0 2011
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