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, IL155

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Bertness, Kevin I Batavia, US 145 8590

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6,275,008 Battery capacity detection system with temperature correction 94 2000
 
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6,456,036 Battery having a network communication interface 84 2000
 
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5,266,880 Battery monitoring circuit 157 1992
 
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4,423,378 Automotive battery test apparatus 211 1981
6,384,608 Battery tester using internal resistance to measure a condition of a battery 126 2001
6,388,448 Electronic battery tester with normal/cold test modes and terminal connection detection 117 2001
6,570,385 Handheld tester for starting/charging systems 103 2001
 
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6,037,778 Electronic battery testing device and method for testing batteries 111 1997
6,396,278 Hand-held ignition voltage tester 87 1998
6,629,054 Warranty controlling software and device 85 2001
6,667,624 Battery clamp connection detection method and apparatus 95 2002
6,784,637 Battery charger/tester with storage media 63 2002
6,825,669 Apparatus and method for data and command input and having a display in a battery charger and tester 62 2002
6,842,707 Apparatus and method for testing and charging a power source with ethernet 73 2002
2004/0000,915 BATTERY CLAMP CONNECTION DETECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS 47 2002
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7,235,977 Handheld tester for starting/charging systems 50 2004
 
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5,469,043 Method for optimizing the charging of lead-acid batteries and an interactive charger 160 1994
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5,656,920 Method and apparatus for charging a lead-acid battery 161 1995
5,592,093 Electronic battery testing device loose terminal connection detection via a comparison circuit 164 1995
5,589,757 Apparatus and method for step-charging batteries to optimize charge acceptance 169 1995
5,757,192 Method and apparatus for detecting a bad cell in a storage battery 170 1996
6,051,976 Method and apparatus for auditing a battery test 161 1996
5,821,756 Electronic battery tester with tailored compensation for low state-of charge 174 1996
5,831,435 Battery tester for JIS Standard 176 1997
5,945,829 Midpoint battery monitoring 163 1997
6,081,098 Method and apparatus for charging a battery 170 1997
5,914,605 Electronic battery tester 167 1998
6,037,751 Method and apparatus for charging batteries 169 1998
6,172,505 Electronic battery tester 161 1999
6,310,481 Electronic battery tester 136 1999
6,351,102 Automotive battery charging system tester 131 1999
6,332,113 Electronic battery tester 138 1999
6,259,254 Apparatus and method for carrying out diagnostic tests on batteries and for rapidly charging batteries 130 1999
6,104,167 Method and apparatus for charging a battery 158 1999
6,091,245 Method and apparatus for auditing a battery test 155 1999
6,163,156 Electrical connection for electronic battery tester 142 1999
6,249,124 Electronic battery tester with internal battery 129 1999
6,363,303 Alternator diagnostic system 127 1999
6,466,025 Alternator tester 118 2000
6,225,808 Test counter for electronic battery tester 132 2000
6,323,650 Electronic battery tester 138 2000
6,359,441 Electronic battery tester 121 2000
6,331,762 Energy management system for automotive vehicle 208 2000
6,313,608 Method and apparatus for charging a battery 150 2000
6,329,793 Method and apparatus for charging a battery 135 2000
6,445,158 Vehicle electrical system tester with encoded output 156 2000
6,441,585 Apparatus and method for testing rechargeable energy storage batteries 138 2000
6,377,031 Intelligent switch for power management 65 2000
6,304,087 Apparatus for calibrating electronic battery tester 125 2000
6,316,914 Testing parallel strings of storage batteries 143 2000
6,566,883 Electronic battery tester 102 2000
2002/0010,558 Storage battery with integral battery tester 89 2001
6,586,941 Battery tester with databus 102 2001
6,456,045 Integrated conductance and load test based electronic battery tester 114 2001
6,392,414 Electronic battery tester 158 2001
6,424,158 Apparatus and method for carrying out diagnostic tests on batteries and for rapidly charging batteries 132 2001
6,469,511 Battery clamp with embedded environment sensor 68 2001
6,544,078 Battery clamp with integrated current sensor 101 2001
6,633,165 In-vehicle battery monitor 84 2001
6,909,287 Energy management system for automotive vehicle 80 2001
7,198,510 Kelvin connector for a battery post 34 2001
6,707,303 Electronic battery tester 70 2001
6,696,819 Battery charge control device 68 2002
6,871,151 Electronic battery tester with network communication 78 2002
6,885,195 Method and apparatus for auditing a battery test 63 2002
6,556,019 Electronic battery tester 109 2002
6,805,090 Charge control system for a vehicle battery 77 2002
7,015,674 Booster pack with storage capacitor 40 2002
6,906,522 Battery tester with battery replacement output 62 2002
6,906,523 Method and apparatus for testing cells and batteries embedded in series/parallel systems 62 2002
6,597,150 Method of distributing jump-start booster packs 111 2002
6,534,993 Electronic battery tester 99 2002
6,788,025 Battery charger with booster pack 74 2002
7,126,341 Automotive vehicle electrical system diagnostic device 70 2002
6,623,314 Kelvin clamp for electrically coupling to a battery contact 75 2002
7,058,525 Battery test module 75 2002
7,012,433 Battery tester upgrade using software key 56 2002
2003/0088,375 Electronic battery tester with relative test output 61 2002
6,850,037 In-vehicle battery monitor 78 2002
6,759,849 Battery tester configured to receive a removable digital module 70 2002
6,781,382 Electronic battery tester 67 2002
6,795,782 Battery test module 76 2002
7,039,533 Battery test module 35 2002
6,888,468 Apparatus and method for protecting a battery from overdischarge 71 2003
6,891,378 Electronic battery tester 58 2003
7,557,586 Electronic battery tester 32 2003
6,967,484 Electronic battery tester with automotive scan tool communication 54 2003
6,913,483 Cable for electronic battery tester 60 2003
6,933,727 Electronic battery tester cable 54 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 33 2003
7,081,755 Battery tester capable of predicting a discharge voltage/discharge current of a battery 63 2003
6,914,413 Alternator tester with encoded output 61 2003
7,154,276 Method and apparatus for measuring a parameter of a vehicle electrical system 32 2003
6,941,234 Query based electronic battery tester 57 2003
6,919,725 Electronic battery tester/charger with integrated battery cell temperature measurement device 67 2003
7,116,109 Apparatus and method for simulating a battery tester with a fixed resistance load 56 2003
7,208,914 Apparatus and method for predicting the remaining discharge time of a battery 39 2003
7,598,699 Replaceable clamp for electronic battery tester 35 2004
7,479,763 Apparatus and method for counteracting self discharge in a storage battery 32 2004
2004/0251,876 Apparatus and method for counteracting self discharge in a storage battery 31 2004
7,119,686 Theft prevention device for automotive vehicle service centers 67 2004
7,501,795 Battery charger with booster pack 30 2004
7,246,015 Alternator tester 37 2004
7,688,074 Energy management system for automotive vehicle 52 2004
7,003,410 Electronic battery tester with relative test output 56 2004
6,998,847 Electronic battery tester with data bus for removable module 54 2004
7,106,070 Broad-band low-inductance cables for making Kelvin connections to electrochemical cells and batteries 54 2004
7,656,162 Electronic battery tester with vehicle type input 33 2004
7,319,304 Shunt connection to a PCB of an energy management system employed in an automotive vehicle 36 2004
7,003,411 Electronic battery tester with network communication 72 2004
7,446,536 Scan tool for electronic battery tester 46 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 32 2004
7,774,151 Wireless battery monitor 35 2004
7,598,743 Battery maintenance device having databus connection 35 2005
7,034,541 Query based electronic battery tester 32 2005
7,642,786 Battery tester capable of identifying faulty battery post adapters 30 2005
7,505,856 Battery test module 34 2005
2005/0218,902 Battery test module 39 2005
7,598,744 Scan tool for electronic battery tester 33 2005
7,772,850 Wireless battery tester with information encryption means 34 2005
7,710,119 Battery tester that calculates its own reference values 46 2005
7,398,176 Battery testers with secondary functionality 35 2006
7,295,936 Electronic battery tester with relative test output 31 2006
7,363,175 Query based electronic battery tester 29 2006
7,777,612 Theft prevention device for automotive vehicle service centers 39 2006
7,595,643 Apparatus and method for simulating a battery tester with a fixed resistance load 33 2006
7,705,602 Automotive vehicle electrical system diagnostic device 52 2006
7,425,833 Broad-band low-inductance cables for making Kelvin connections to electrochemical cells and batteries 31 2006
7,642,787 Automotive vehicle electrical system diagnostic device 34 2006
7,619,417 Battery monitoring system 35 2006
7,706,991 Alternator tester 32 2007
7,808,375 Battery run down indicator 44 2008
7,728,597 Electronic battery tester with databus 33 2008
7,924,015 Automotive vehicle battery test system 33 2010
 
PURKEY'S FLEET ELECTRICS, INC. (1)
6,150,793 System and method for managing the electrical system of a vehicle 170 1998
 
ELECTRONIC DEVELOPMENT, INC. (1)
4,968,941 Apparatus for monitoring the state of charge of a battery 182 1988
 
S.F. IP PROPERTIES 12 LLC (1)
5,633,985 Method of generating continuous non-looped sound effects 167 1995
 
CLOUDING CORP. (1)
5,978,805 Method and apparatus for synchronizing files 147 1997
 
ZYZEBA.COM LIMITED (1)
6,037,749 Battery monitor 122 1997
 
BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION (1)
6,136,914 Anionic polymerization initiators for preparing macro-branched diene rubbers 35 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 193 1995
 
WESTMONT VENTURE PARTNERS, LLC (4)
5,871,858 Anti-theft battery 70 1997
6,635,974 Self-learning power management system and method 56 2000
6,744,149 System and method for providing step-down power conversion using an intelligent switch 50 2000
6,437,957 System and method for providing surge, short, and reverse polarity connection protection 60 2000
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* 2010/0013,489 ELECTRONIC BATTERY TESTER 0 2009
* 2011/0208,454 SCAN TOOL FOR ELECTRONIC BATTERY TESTER 0 2011
 
Midtronics, Inc. (17)
8,754,653 Electronic battery tester 0 2009
8,958,998 Electronic battery tester with network communication 0 2010
9,419,311 Battery maintenance device with thermal buffer 0 2010
9,274,157 Battery tester for electric vehicle 0 2010
8,872,516 Electronic battery tester mounted in a vehicle 0 2011
9,425,487 Monitor for front terminal batteries 0 2011
8,872,517 Electronic battery tester with battery age input 0 2011
9,255,955 Method and apparatus for measuring a parameter of a vehicle electrical system 0 2011
9,229,062 Electronic storage battery diagnostic system 0 2011
9,201,120 Electronic battery tester for testing storage battery 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
9,496,720 System for automatically gathering battery information 0 2012
9,335,362 Battery tester for electric vehicle 0 2012
8,704,483 System for automatically gathering battery information 3 2012
9,244,100 Current clamp with jaw closure detection 0 2014
9,312,575 Battery testing system and method 0 2014
 
Musco Corporation (1)
9,000,934 Apparatus, method, and system for determining end-of-life of a product 0 2011
 
BIOURJA ENERGY SYSTEMS, LLC (3)
8,738,310 Automatic determination of baselines for battery testing 2 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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