Patents by Inventor Terry Tonsing

Terry Tonsing 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: 20200234521
    Abstract: A remote programming system for engine control units of vehicles operates by coupling an onboard diagnostic interface device with an engine control unit of a vehicle, communicatively linking the interface device with a hand held device, communicatively linking the hand held device with a back end programming machine that is remotely located from the vehicle, communicating identifying information about the vehicle to the programming machine via the interface device, the hand held device, and the communication network(s), determining an action and programming information needed to program the engine control unit of the vehicle to accept a replacement key, sending the action and programming information from the programming machine to the hand held device via the communication network(s), and programing the engine control unit of the vehicle to accept the replacement key to activate the vehicle using or responsive to use of the action and programming information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Terry Tonsing, Patrick Linsenbardt
  • Patent number: 10650628
    Abstract: A remote programming system for engine control units of vehicles operates by coupling an onboard diagnostic interface device with an engine control unit of a vehicle, communicatively linking the interface device with a hand held device, communicatively linking the hand held device with a back end programming machine that is remotely located from the vehicle, communicating identifying information about the vehicle to the programming machine via the interface device, the hand held device, and the communication network(s), determining an action and programming information needed to program the engine control unit of the vehicle to accept a replacement key, sending the action and programming information from the programming machine to the hand held device via the communication network(s), and programming the engine control unit of the vehicle to accept the replacement key to activate the vehicle using or responsive to use of the action and programming information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: EZ KEY PROGRAMMING, LLC
    Inventors: Terry Tonsing, Patrick Linsenbardt
  • Publication number: 20190139346
    Abstract: A remote programming system for engine control units of vehicles operates by coupling an onboard diagnostic interface device with an engine control unit of a vehicle, communicatively linking the interface device with a hand held device, communicatively linking the hand held device with a back end programming machine that is remotely located from the vehicle, communicating identifying information about the vehicle to the programming machine via the interface device, the hand held device, and the communication network(s), determining an action and programming information needed to program the engine control unit of the vehicle to accept a replacement key, sending the action and programming information from the programming machine to the hand held device via the communication network(s), and programing the engine control unit of the vehicle to accept the replacement key to activate the vehicle using or responsive to use of the action and programming information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Terry Tonsing, Patrick Linsenbardt