Patents by Inventor Alejandro S. McElroy

Alejandro S. McElroy has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5835868
    Abstract: An automated system for immobilizing a vehicle and method therefore typically employed in a motor vehicle for disabling the throttle and deploying the brake and clutch control systems after a theft of the vehicle has occurred is disclosed. The invention includes a plurality of devices for monitoring a plurality of parameters of the vehicle and for generating the triggering signal. A central control microprocessor is employed for receiving and analyzing the plurality of parameters and for detecting the triggering signal. A throttle adjustable range actuator module is utilized for disabling the throttle of the vehicle upon detection of the triggering signal. Finally, a brake adjustable range actuator module is included for deploying the brakes to stop the vehicle. Additionally, a clutch adjustable range actuator module is included for deploying a manual clutch, if the vehicle is fitted with one, for preventing the wheels of the vehicle from being driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Inventors: Alejandro S. McElroy, Jason Rauchfuss