Patents by Inventor Ieon Chen

Ieon Chen 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: 9646432
    Abstract: A diagnostic scan tool is provided including a connect/configure module for establishing a communication link between the scan tool and a vehicle electronic control unit (ECU). A vehicle specification module operates to identify a vehicle under test in response to receipt of a vehicle identification number (VIN). A trouble code module retrieves digital trouble codes (DTCs) from the ECU. A freeze frame data module retrieves freeze frame data from the ECU, the retrieved freeze frame data being functionally associated with a highest priority DTC. A database lists possible vehicle defect solutions, indexed to the VIN and the DTCs. A digital signal processor is operative to derive the highest priority DTC from analysis of the retrieved freeze frame data. The digital signal processor further being operative to regulate selection of a most likely vehicle defect solution associated with the VIN and the highest priority DTC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: INNOVA ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Madison, Ieon Chen, Keith Andreasen
  • Patent number: 9123051
    Abstract: Provided is a method for converting a generic system into a specifically-branded system after the sale of an item. The method alleviates a supplier's inventory burdens by allowing the supplier to inventory generic items, rather than items specifically branded for a particular retailer. The items may be branded with the selling retailer's logo or indicia after the sale of the item. Furthermore, the item may be associated with a customer service system, which may also be branded with the selling retailer's logo after the sale of the item. The conversion of the item and customer service system from a generic item and system into a specifically-branded item and system may foster the relationship between the supplier and retailer and entice the retailer to maintain the relationship with the supplier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Innova Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Ieon Chen
  • Patent number: 9117319
    Abstract: Provided is a method of receiving data from a vehicle onboard computer. The onboard computer is configured to transmit vehicle identification data in response to receipt of an identification request, which is transmitted in a basic communication protocol. The onboard computer is further configured to transmit private operational data in response to receipt of a private data request. The private data request is transmitted in a diagnostic protocol. The method includes connecting a scan tool to the onboard computer, and polling the onboard computer to identify the basic communication protocol. The identification request is then transmitted to the onboard computer. Vehicle identification data is subsequently received from the onboard computer. A protocol database having a plurality of diagnostic protocols is then accessed. Each diagnostic protocol is associated with respective vehicle identification data. The diagnostic protocol is then determined based on the received vehicle identification data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Innova Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ieon Chen, Robert Madison, Keith Andreasen, Phuong Pham
  • Publication number: 20150105972
    Abstract: A diagnostic scan tool is provided including a connect/configure module for establishing a communication link between the scan tool and a vehicle electronic control unit (ECU). A vehicle specification module operates to identify a vehicle under test in response to receipt of a vehicle identification number (VIN). A trouble code module retrieves digital trouble codes (DTCs) from the ECU. A freeze frame data module retrieves freeze frame data from the ECU, the retrieved freeze frame data being functionally associated with a highest priority DTC. A database lists possible vehicle defect solutions, indexed to the VIN and the DTCs. A digital signal processor is operative to derive the highest priority DTC from analysis of the retrieved freeze frame data. The digital signal processor further being operative to regulate selection of a most likely vehicle defect solution associated with the VIN and the highest priority DTC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Madison, Ieon Chen, Keith Andreasen
  • Patent number: 8855621
    Abstract: A cellphone controllable car intrusion system is provided. This system includes a vehicle OEM system, including an electronic control unit (ECU), a diagnostic port, a plurality of OEM cameras, a plurality of OEM sensors, an OEM satellite communication system, and an OEM local communication system. The diagnostic port, OEM cameras, OEM sensors, OEM satellite communication system, and the OEM local communication system being in electric communication with the ECU. A cellphone is provided having a local communication system disposed therein. The cellphone is in wireless communication with the ECU. The cellphone is adapted to configure the ECU to enable operation of the OEM cameras in response to receipt by the cellphone of an alert signal from the OEM sensors, indicating that an intrusion is in process. The alert signals are representative of detection of a monitor event by one or more of the OEM sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Innova Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Ieon Chen
  • Patent number: 8630765
    Abstract: An OBD II-compliant diagnostic PC tablet and method are provided. The tablet enables the simultaneous display of diagnostic data from multiple systems. Further, the tablet enables retrieval of potential solutions in response to the diagnostic data. The tablet may be used to retrieve the diagnostic data from a given vehicle system. The tablet features a display screen, an input node, and a processor. The tablet may communicate with one or more remote databases obtaining diagnostic summaries therefrom. Thus, the computer receives the diagnostic data vehicle system, derives diagnostic information therefrom, and can use external databases to derive potential diagnostic solutions therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Innova Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Ieon Chen
  • Publication number: 20130295912
    Abstract: A cellphone controllable car intrusion system is provided. This system includes a vehicle OEM system, including an electronic control unit (ECU), a diagnostic port, a plurality of OEM cameras, a plurality of OEM sensors, an OEM satellite communication system, and an OEM local communication system. The diagnostic port, OEM cameras, OEM sensors, OEM satellite communication system, and the OEM local communication system being in electric communication with the ECU. A cellphone is provided having a local communication system disposed therein. The cellphone is in wireless communication with the ECU. The cellphone is adapted to configure the ECU to enable operation of the OEM cameras in response to receipt by the cellphone of an alert signal from the OEM sensors, indicating that an intrusion is in process. The alert signals are representative of detection of a monitor event by one or more of the OEM sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: INNOVA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Ieon Chen
  • Patent number: 8370018
    Abstract: A method of processing vehicle diagnostic data is provided for identifying likely vehicle fix(s) associated with a diagnostic data, and identifying a repair procedure(s) for correcting the likely fix(s). The process receiving vehicle diagnostic data from a vehicle onboard computer at a remote diagnostic database, the database being arranged to map vehicle diagnostic data to possible vehicle fix(s). The possible vehicle fix(s) are prioritized in accordance with ranked matches of the received diagnostic data to combinations of diagnostic data stored in a prior experience database. The prior experience database having an identified fix associated with each stored combination of diagnostic data. The fix associated with the highest ranked combination of diagnostic data is identified as the most likely fix. The most likely fix is mapped to a vehicle repair database, the most likely fix being directly mapped to an associated repair procedure for repairing the most likely fix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Innova Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Andreasen, Robert Madison, Ieon Chen
  • Patent number: 8306687
    Abstract: Provided is a method of diagnosing a vehicle having diagnostic data. The method includes providing an automotive diagnostic tool sold to a user by a selling retailer. The automotive diagnostic tool is configured to download diagnostic data from the vehicle and upload the diagnostic data to a computer. The computer is configured to communicate the diagnostic data to a diagnostic database associated with the selling retailer (such as a private label website) upon establishing a communication link between the automotive diagnostic tool and the computer. A communication link is then established between the automotive diagnostic tool and the computer. In response thereto, a communication link is then established between the computer and the diagnostic database. The diagnostic data is thereafter communicated from the automotive diagnostic tool to the diagnostic database via the computer. The diagnostic database is arranged to map vehicle diagnostic data to a most likely vehicle fix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Innova Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Ieon Chen
  • Publication number: 20110264322
    Abstract: Provided is a method for converting a generic system into a specifically-branded system after the sale of an item. The method alleviates a supplier's inventory burdens by allowing the supplier to inventory generic items, rather than items specifically branded for a particular retailer. The items may be branded with the selling retailer's logo or indicia after the sale of the item. Furthermore, the item may be associated with a customer service system, which may also be branded with the selling retailer's logo after the sale of the item. The conversion of the item and customer service system from a generic item and system into a specifically-branded item and system may foster the relationship between the supplier and retailer and entice the retailer to maintain the relationship with the supplier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Ieon Chen
  • Publication number: 20110224866
    Abstract: Provided is a method for determining the urgency for repairing a diagnostic condition in a vehicle. Upon determining the repair urgency, a driver may decide to continue driving (in the case of a “low” urgency determination), or cease driving (in the case of a “high” urgency determination). The urgency status may also enable a driver to shop around for the repair (in the event of a “low” urgency status), or to seek immediate assistance (in the event of a “high” urgency status).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: Ieon Chen
  • Publication number: 20110112932
    Abstract: Provided is a method of diagnosing a vehicle having diagnostic data. The method includes providing an automotive diagnostic tool sold to a user by a selling retailer. The automotive diagnostic tool is configured to download diagnostic data from the vehicle and upload the diagnostic data to a computer. The computer is configured to communicate the diagnostic data to a diagnostic database associated with the selling retailer (such as a private label website) upon establishing a communication link between the automotive diagnostic tool and the computer. A communication link is then established between the automotive diagnostic tool and the computer. In response thereto, a communication link is then established between the computer and the diagnostic database. The diagnostic data is thereafter communicated from the automotive diagnostic tool to the diagnostic database via the computer. The diagnostic database is arranged to map vehicle diagnostic data to a most likely vehicle fix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventor: Ieon Chen
  • Publication number: 20100174446
    Abstract: A method of processing vehicle diagnostic data is provided for identifying likely vehicle fix(s) associated with a diagnostic data, and identifying a repair procedure(s) for correcting the likely fix(s). The process receiving vehicle diagnostic data from a vehicle onboard computer at a remote diagnostic database, the database being arranged to map vehicle diagnostic data to possible vehicle fix(s). The possible vehicle fix(s) are prioritized in accordance with ranked matches of the received diagnostic data to combinations of diagnostic data stored in a prior experience database. The prior experience database having an identified fix associated with each stored combination of diagnostic data. The fix associated with the highest ranked combination of diagnostic data is identified as the most likely fix. The most likely fix is mapped to a vehicle repair database, the most likely fix being directly mapped to an associated repair procedure for repairing the most likely fix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Keith Andreasen, Robert Madison, Ieon Chen
  • Patent number: D624446
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Innova Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ieon Chen, John Protti
  • Patent number: D624838
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Innova Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ieon Chen, John Protti
  • Patent number: D625209
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Innova Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ieon Chen, John Protti
  • Patent number: D625210
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Innova Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ieon Chen, John Protti
  • Patent number: D625634
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Innova Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ieon Chen, John Protti
  • Patent number: D646599
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventors: Ieon Chen, John Protti
  • Patent number: D701781
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Innova Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ieon Chen, John Protti