Patents by Inventor Manokar Chinnadurai

Manokar Chinnadurai 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).

  • Publication number: 20140281063
    Abstract: A wireless adapter for a measurement device is provided. The wireless adapter includes a first universal serial bus (USB) port to couplably receive data from the measurement device. The wireless adapter includes a battery to power the measurement device via the first USB port. the wireless adapter includes a wireless module to wirelessly transmit the received data to an external computing device after processing by the wireless adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SERVICE SOLUTIONS U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Mario MARTINI, Manokar CHINNADURAI, Marco LE BRUN
  • Publication number: 20140277827
    Abstract: A vehicle measurement apparatus and a method for measuring vehicle data are provided. For example, the vehicle measurement apparatus includes a system-on-a-chip (SoC) device configured to integrate a programmable module with a microcontroller unit to receive vehicle data, process the vehicle data, and communicate the processed vehicle data to a remote computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SERVICE SOLUTIONS U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Manokar CHINNADURAI, Marco LE BRUN
  • Patent number: 8824115
    Abstract: An active overvoltage protection process and device is disclosed to protect vehicle communication components. The overvoltage protection process and device includes determining an allowed low and high voltage threshold range for a communication interface, monitoring the communication interface, and disconnecting the communication interface when a voltage of the communication outside a threshold range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Marco Le Brun, Manokar Chinnadurai
  • Patent number: 8825272
    Abstract: A diagnostic system configured to test the performance of a vehicle component may include a processor configured to process test information from the vehicle component and control the vehicle component to be tested. The system may also include a memory configured to store the test information of the vehicle component and software that operates the vehicle component and a capacitive element configured to supply power to perform the testing of the vehicle component, wherein the memory and the capacitive element are in communication with the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Manokar Chinnadurai, Garrett Miller
  • Publication number: 20140180531
    Abstract: A diagnostic system that includes a vehicle communication interface (VCI) and a diagnostic tool is provided. When the VCI and the diagnostic tool are coupled together through a wired connection, the VCI and the diagnostic tool can communicate with each other and provide power, as needed, to each other. The VCI and the diagnostic tool can also communicate with each other wirelessly when they are not directly coupled to each other. The VCI and the diagnostic tool are configured so that communication is uninterrupted when going from the wired connection to the wireless connection and vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SERVICE SOLUTIONS U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Edward LIPSCOMB, Manokar CHINNADURAI, Troy LIEBL
  • Patent number: 8744668
    Abstract: A system and method for an automotive diagnostic server can provide a portable vehicle diagnostic tool to identify a failed vehicle component. It may also provide a remote information device to serve as a connecting intermediary between devices, and to allow remote control of the devices and to provide information to a user. A remote diagnostic device to analyze data and interpret information to aid the user in making, using, maintaining, and fixing a piece of equipment or product may also be included. Web server functionality may be incorporated into the portable vehicle diagnostic tool to allow dissemination of the diagnostic information resulting from the diagnostic testing, and the web server may be accessed by a web browser of the remote information device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Reed Selkirk, Thomas Bertosa, Manokar Chinnadurai
  • Publication number: 20140129079
    Abstract: A vehicular diagnostic tool configured to interface with a plurality of vehicular computing systems that each utilize a different communications protocol. The tool includes a transceiver that itself includes a voltage threshold controller and a current threshold controller. Also, a method of using a single vehicular diagnostic tool to communicate with a plurality of vehicular computing systems that each utilize a different communications protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Raichle, Marco Le Brun, Manokar Chinnadurai, Phillip McGee
  • Patent number: 8670895
    Abstract: A vehicle diagnostic tool configured to interface with a removable memory device. The removable memory device is configured to store information about the vehicle such as, for example, the maintenance history of the vehicle and notes or special instructions from one or more mechanics having performed the maintenance. The memory device, once disengaged from the diagnostic tool, is given to the vehicle's owner for safekeeping and may be incorporated in a key, fob or other device that the owner would often have available when operating the vehicle. Also, a method of collecting and storing vehicle data is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Manokar Chinnadurai, Stefano Coruzzi, Ed Lipscomb
  • Patent number: 8630766
    Abstract: A vehicular diagnostic tool configured to interface with a plurality of vehicular computing systems that each utilize a different communications protocol. The tool includes a transceiver that itself includes a voltage threshold controller and a current threshold controller. Also, a method of using a single vehicular diagnostic tool to communicate with a plurality of vehicular computing systems that each utilize a different communications protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Raichle, Marco Le Brun, Manokar Chinnadurai, Phillip McGee
  • Publication number: 20130304306
    Abstract: A system and method for an automotive diagnostic server can provide a portable vehicle diagnostic tool to identify a failed vehicle component. It may also provide a remote information device to serve as a connecting intermediary between devices, and to allow remote control of the devices and to provide information to a user. A remote diagnostic device to analyze data and interpret information to aid the user in making, using, maintaining, and fixing a piece of equipment or product may also be included. Web server functionality may be incorporated into the portable vehicle diagnostic tool to allow dissemination of the diagnostic information resulting from the diagnostic testing, and the web server may be accessed by a web browser of the remote information device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Service Solutions U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Reed Selkirk, Thomas Bertosa, Manokar Chinnadurai
  • Patent number: 8386116
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided that allow an off-the-shelf USB flash memory device to used with a scan tool. The USB flash memory device can have a different operating system then the proprietary operating system of the scan tool. The method and apparatus allows the scan tool to read from and write on the USB flash memory device regardless of the formatted operating system on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Service Solutions U.S., LLC
    Inventors: Edward Lipscomb, Manokar Chinnadurai, Corneliu Boac
  • Patent number: 8340861
    Abstract: A diagnostic system that includes a vehicle communication interface (VCI) and a diagnostic tool is provided. When the VCI and the diagnostic tool are coupled together through a wired connection, the VCI and the diagnostic tool can communicate with each other and provide power, as needed, to each other. The VCI and the diagnostic tool can also communicate with each other wirelessly when the are not directly coupled to each other. The VCI and the diagnostic tool are configured so that communication is uninterrupted when going from the wired connection to the wireless connection and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Lipscomb, Manokar Chinnadurai, Troy Liebl
  • Patent number: 8340855
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an automotive diagnostic tool which facilitates data communications between an automobile and diagnostic device, such as a personal computer. More particularly, the present invention relates to electrically isolating the data communications using a Vehicle Communication Interface (VCI) device situated between an automobile's communication diagnostic port and the personal computer. The VCI contains logic circuitry to translate the automobile's On Board Diagnostic (OBD II) signals to an embedded Ethernet controller. Ethernet signals are then non-galvanicly exchanged with an Ethernet to USB controller with an Ethernet transformer. A personal computer is attached via a USB cable to the VCI's Ethernet to USB Controller, permitting information exchange between the automobile and the personal computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Manokar Chinnadurai, Kurt Raichle, Paul Sontheimer
  • Patent number: 8296035
    Abstract: A power balancing system includes a vehicle communication device connected to a data link connector of a vehicle, and a scan tool connected to the vehicle communication device, the scan tool including a handset and a vehicle connector interface (VCI), wherein power can be received from one or more of an external power source being external from the VCI, the vehicle, and an internal power supply of the scan tool, and wherein the system balances the received power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Manokar Chinnadurai, Troy Liebl, Phillip McGee
  • Patent number: 8275513
    Abstract: A vehicle communication interface (VCI) that allows for a single communications protocol to be used between a software application and a plurality of software drivers that are connected to physical interfaces of the VCI. Also, a method of communicating with a vehicle using a host system such as a personal computer. The method also makes use of a single communications protocol between a software application that processes information received from a vehicle and a plurality of software drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Manokar Chinnadurai, Paul Sontheimer
  • Patent number: 8255108
    Abstract: An automotive diagnostic tool and method for accessing user configuration data and retrieving vehicle diagnostic data for read/write mode and storage. The diagnostic tool comprises a processor and a non-volatile memory coupled with the processor for storing data as continuously arranged data. The tool further comprises a main memory coupled with the processor for access and transfer of the data between the main memory and the non-volatile memory. The main memory is configured such that the continuously arranged data can be accessed from the non-volatile memory and stored in the main memory as the read/write data in a file system format. The main memory is further configured such that the read/write data can be transferred from the main memory to the non-volatile memory for storage as continuously arranged data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventor: Manokar Chinnadurai
  • Patent number: 8010249
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided that allows a user to record events in a vehicle via a vehicle data recorder in the latest communication protocols, such as Controller Area Network. The vehicle data recorder can record data from the event when a trigger button is actuated by the user and the CAN communication can be controlled by the CAN controller. After the data is recorded, it can transferred to a host workstation, where the user can analyze the data from the event and diagnose the problem causing the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Troy Liebl, Manokar Chinnadurai, Matthew Jordison
  • Publication number: 20110167301
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided and include a formula server having formulas and conversion modules that are separate from a diagnostic application of a diagnostic tool. The diagnostic tool receives the diagnostic data and transmits it to a remote computer, where the data is converted using a formula. The resulting data is then transmitted back to the diagnostic tool for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Manokar CHINNADURAI, Troy Liebl
  • Patent number: 7912598
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided and include a formula server having formulas and conversion modules that are separate from a diagnostic application of a diagnostic tool. The diagnostic tool receives the diagnostic data and transmits it to a remote computer, where the data is converted using a formula. The resulting data is then transmitted back to the diagnostic tool for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Manokar Chinnadurai, Troy Liebl
  • Publication number: 20110035096
    Abstract: A vehicle diagnostic tool that is configured to perform one or more diagnostic tests on one or more systems of a vehicle. Once the test has been performed and data collected, the data may be forwarded to a location outside of the diagnostic tool through a mobile broadband connection device that is inserted into the diagnostic tool through a designated port. Also, a method of performing a vehicle diagnostic test utilizing such a diagnostic tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Troy Liebl, Edward Lipscomb, Manokar Chinnadurai