Patents by Inventor Henry Thomas Ubik

Henry Thomas Ubik 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: 9251628
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a processor and a plurality of on-board diagnostic (OBD) interfaces, in communication with the processor. The exemplary apparatus also includes a configurable housing, adapted to flexibly present an orientation of an OBD interface. The apparatus further includes persistent and non-persistent memory, in communication with the processor and a non-OBD I/O interface, in communication with the processor. The processor is configured to detect external device communication through a first OBD interface and function as a pass-through to a second OBD interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Henry Thomas Ubik, Darren Peter Shelcusky, Vijay Sankaran, William Jude Coughlin
  • Patent number: 8996232
    Abstract: Various embodiments include methods, systems, and computer-program products for wireless vehicle servicing. Instructions for performing a vehicle servicing operation may be received at a servicing terminal. Further, vehicle servicing operation data based on the instructions and data communication rules for communicating data to a vehicle computing system may be received. Servicing request data stored in computer-readable media may be generated and may include the vehicle servicing operation data and the one or more data communication rules. The servicing request data may be transmitted to the vehicle computing system and servicing return data may be received. Servicing status information may be presented on the servicing terminal based on the servicing return data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Dwan, Kenneth Dorony, Darren Peter Shelcusky, Henry Thomas Ubik, Timothy Brian DeBorde, Radhakrishnan Swaminathan
  • Publication number: 20150073647
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a processor and a plurality of on-board diagnostic (OBD) interfaces, in communication with the processor. The exemplary apparatus also includes a configurable housing, adapted to flexibly present an orientation of an OBD interface. The apparatus further includes persistent and non-persistent memory, in communication with the processor and a non-OBD I/O interface, in communication with the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Henry Thomas Ubik, Darren Peter Shelcusky, Vijay Sankaran, William Jude Coughlin
  • Patent number: 8918242
    Abstract: Various embodiments include tools and methods for diagnosing connected services in a vehicle. Communication with a vehicle computing system in a vehicle may be established. A diagnostic connection to a diagnostics server may also be established. Vehicle information and diagnostic data from one or more connected services may be received from the vehicle computing system and transmitted via a diagnostic connection to the diagnostics server. A connected services diagnostic status for the vehicle may be determined based on the vehicle information and the diagnostic data. The connected services diagnostic status may be received from the server and output to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Henry Thomas Ubik, Patrick Joseph Dwan, David M. DiMeo
  • Publication number: 20140180532
    Abstract: Various embodiments include tools and methods for diagnosing connected services in a vehicle. Communication with a vehicle computing system in a vehicle may be established. A diagnostic connection to a diagnostics server may also be established. Vehicle information and diagnostic data from one or more connected services may be received from the vehicle computing system and transmitted via a diagnostic connection to the diagnostics server. A connected services diagnostic status for the vehicle may be determined based on the vehicle information and the diagnostic data. The connected services diagnostic status may be received from the server and output to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Henry Thomas Ubik, Patrick Joseph Dwan, David M. DiMeo
  • Patent number: 8700252
    Abstract: Various embodiments include tools and methods for diagnosing connected services in a vehicle. Communication with a vehicle computing system in a vehicle may be established. A diagnostic connection to a diagnostics server may also be established. Vehicle information and diagnostic data from one or more connected services may be received from the vehicle computing system and transmitted via a diagnostic connection to the diagnostics server. A connected services diagnostic status for the vehicle may be determined based on the vehicle information and the diagnostic data. The connected services diagnostic status may be received from the server and output to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Henry Thomas Ubik, Patrick Joseph Dwan, David M. DiMeo
  • Publication number: 20140032039
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and one or more vehicle systems, having a component in which errors can be diagnosed through electronic analysis. Also, the processor is configured to obtain instructions for running a vehicle diagnostic test, corresponding to government mandated testing, on the one or more vehicle systems, responsive to a user request. The processor is further configured to execute the test to obtain results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Dwan, Henry Thomas Ubik, Paul Taberham
  • Publication number: 20130282254
    Abstract: Various embodiments include methods, systems, and computer-program products for wireless vehicle servicing. Instructions for performing a vehicle servicing operation may be received at a servicing terminal. Further, vehicle servicing operation data based on the instructions and data communication rules for communicating data to a vehicle computing system may be received. Servicing request data stored in computer-readable media may be generated and may include the vehicle servicing operation data and the one or more data communication rules. The servicing request data may be transmitted to the vehicle computing system and servicing return data may be received. Servicing status information may be presented on the servicing terminal based on the servicing return data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Dwan, Kenneth Dorony, Darren Peter Shulcusky, Henry Thomas Ubik, Timothy Brian DeBorde, Radhakrishnan Swaminathan
  • Patent number: 8498771
    Abstract: Various embodiments include methods, systems, and computer-program products for wireless vehicle servicing. Instructions for performing a vehicle servicing operation may be received at a servicing terminal. Further, vehicle servicing operation data based on the instructions and data communication rules for communicating data to a vehicle computing system may be received. Servicing request data stored in computer-readable media may be generated and may include the vehicle servicing operation data and the one or more data communication rules. The servicing request data may be transmitted to the vehicle computing system and servicing return data may be received. Servicing status information may be presented on the servicing terminal based on the servicing return data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Dwan, Kenneth Dorony, Darren Peter Shelcusky, Henry Thomas Ubik, Timothy Brian DeBorde, Radhakrishnan Swaminathan
  • Publication number: 20120041884
    Abstract: A method and system for processing an automotive warranty claim include capturing at least one digital image of a vehicle-related customer concern with a digital camera device. A barcode identifying the vehicle is scanned with a barcode scanning device. Upon establishing operable communication between a first computer and the digital camera device and the barcode scanning device, respectively, the at least one digital image and the barcode information are automatically downloaded into the first computer. Dialog is input into the first computer requesting warranty coverage for the customer concern. A claimset comprising the digital images, barcode and request for warranty coverage is transmitted to a second computer via a communication network. The claimset is reviewed at the second computer to decide whether warranty coverage will be provided. The claimset is updated with the decision and transmitted back to the first computer via the communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: William T. Rowse, Barry M. Inman, Debra L. Mayberry, David Gary Park, Henry Thomas Ubik, Paul W. Mashni, Robert P. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20120029762
    Abstract: Various embodiments include tools and methods for diagnosing connected services in a vehicle. Communication with a vehicle computing system in a vehicle may be established. A diagnostic connection to a diagnostics server may also be established. Vehicle information and diagnostic data from one or more connected services may be received from the vehicle computing system and transmitted via a diagnostic connection to the diagnostics server. A connected services diagnostic status for the vehicle may be determined based on the vehicle information and the diagnostic data. The connected services diagnostic status may be received from the server and output to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Henry Thomas Ubik, Patrick Joseph Dwan, David M. DiMeo
  • Publication number: 20110276218
    Abstract: Various embodiments include methods, systems, and computer-program products for wireless vehicle servicing. Instructions for performing a vehicle servicing operation may be received at a servicing terminal. Further, vehicle servicing operation data based on the instructions and data communication rules for communicating data to a vehicle computing system may be received. Servicing request data stored in computer-readable media may be generated and may include the vehicle servicing operation data and the one or more data communication rules. The servicing request data may be transmitted to the vehicle computing system and servicing return data may be received. Servicing status information may be presented on the servicing terminal based on the servicing return data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Dwan, Kenneth Dorony, Darren Peter Shelcusky, Henry Thomas Ubik, Timothy Brian DeBorde, Radhakrishnan Swaminathan
  • Patent number: 7917260
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention includes an apparatus for remotely testing a plurality of communication channel inputs to an automobile computer. The apparatus may include a microprocessor electrically connected to a persistent memory. The memory may have stored therein communication channel test messages corresponding to each of two or more communication channel inputs to an automobile computer. At least one of the communication channels is a wireless communication channel. The microprocessor may be configured to output a test message over a selected communication channel to the automobile computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Henry Thomas Ubik, James Smarr Collins, Gary M Denomme
  • Publication number: 20090292416
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention includes an apparatus for remotely testing a plurality of communication channel inputs to an automobile computer. The apparatus may include a microprocessor electrically connected to a persistent memory. The memory may have stored therein communication channel test messages corresponding to each of two or more communication channel inputs to an automobile computer. At least one of the communication channels is a wireless communication channel. The microprocessor may be configured to output a test message over a selected communication channel to the automobile computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Henry Thomas Ubik, James Smarr Collins, Gary M. Denomme
  • Patent number: 6778888
    Abstract: A system (100) and method (10) for automated collection of data from a transportation vehicle (14) having a wireless transmitter (12) connected to a diagnostic service bus (16). The wireless transmitter (12) is in communication with a server (22) for processing and displaying the collected data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Anthony Joseph Cataldo, Terry Haggerty, Henry Thomas Ubik, Mona Patel, Tim Harrington, Tom Bacon, Dave Wisherd, Doug Bowman
  • Publication number: 20040044451
    Abstract: A system (100) and method (10) for automated collection of data from a transportation vehicle (14) having a wireless transmitter (12) connected to a diagnostic service bus (16). The wireless transmitter (12) is in communication with a server (22) for processing and displaying the collected data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Anthony Joseph Cataldo, Terry Haggerty, Henry Thomas Ubik, Mona Patel, Tim Harrington, Tom Bacon, Dave Wisherd, Doug Bowman
  • Publication number: 20040044592
    Abstract: A method of inventory control at a service area site for transportation vehicles having an active RF transmitter connected to a service bus, whereby the service area site has a server in communication with the transmitter on the vehicle. The server automatically collects information from the vehicles relative to inventory management without the need for manual intervention. In another embodiment the inventory management method is expanded to include service management at a fleet or rental vehicle site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Henry Thomas Ubik, Mona Patel, Joseph Kowalski, Anthony Joseph Cataldo, Victor Joseph Kudyba, Tom Bacon
  • Publication number: 20020072935
    Abstract: A method and system for processing an automotive warranty claim include capturing at least one digital image of a vehicle-related customer concern with a digital camera device. A barcode identifying the vehicle is scanned with a barcode scanning device. Upon establishing operable communication between a first computer and the digital camera device and the barcode scanning device, respectively, the at least one digital image and the barcode information are automatically downloaded into the first computer. Dialog is input into the first computer requesting warranty coverage for the customer concern. A claimset comprising the digital images, barcode and request for warranty coverage is transmitted to a second computer via a communication network. The claimset is reviewed at the second computer to decide whether warranty coverage will be provided. The claimset is updated with the decision and transmitted back to the first computer via the communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventors: William T. Rowse, Barry M. Inman, Debra L. Mayberry, David Gary Park, Henry Thomas Ubik, Paul W. Mashni, Robert P. Jackson