Patents by Inventor Troy Liebl

Troy Liebl 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: 20190098092
    Abstract: A system can include a non-light-emitting, variable transmission device a controller coupled and configured to provide power to the first non-light-emitting, variable transmission device; and a router configured to provide power and control signals to the first controller. In an aspect, the controller includes a first connector; the router includes a second connector; and a cable including a third connector and a fourth connector at different ends of the cable. The first and third connectors are coupled to each other, and the second and fourth connectors are coupled to each other. In another aspect, the system can include other non-light-emitting, variable transmission devices and controllers. The system can be configured to perform a method of controlling the system that includes determining power requirements for the controllers and allocating power to the controllers corresponding to the power requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Bryan D. Greer, Troy Liebl, David Buszmann
  • Patent number: 10181225
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Liebl, Edward Lipscomb, Manokar Chinnadurai
  • Patent number: 9031737
    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: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Manokar Chinnadurai, Troy Liebl, Phillip McGee
  • Patent number: 9002572
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Lipscomb, Manokar Chinnadurai, Troy Liebl
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20120268803
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, an EC device or IGU comprises an identification circuit which stores information regarding at least some of the properties of the EC device or its control requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: SAGE ELECTROCHROMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan D. Greer, Mark O. Snyker, John Lanphear, Troy Liebl
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20110015822
    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: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Troy Liebl, Manokar Chinnadurai, Matthew Jordison
  • Patent number: 7805228
    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: August 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Troy Liebl, Manokar Chinnadurai, Matthew Jordison
  • Patent number: 7751955
    Abstract: A vehicle diagnostic data collector/analyzer compiles historical vehicle diagnostic data, including measured operating parameters from a number of different vehicles operating under a variety of normal vehicle operating conditions and vehicle component failure conditions, and performs statistical analyses on various vehicle type/operating condition combinations to establish operating parameter ranges corresponding to normal operating conditions and various failure conditions. The diagnostic data collector/analyzer also measures real-time operating parameters on specific test-subject vehicles and evaluates similarities and differences between the measured operating parameters and the established ranges, and correlates the test data with known operating conditions in order to diagnose potential failure modes of vehicle components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Manokar Chinnadurai, Harry M. Gilbert, Troy Liebl, Edward Lipscomb, Olav M. Underdal
  • Publication number: 20100042288
    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: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventors: Edward Lipscomb, Manokar Chinnadurai, Troy Liebl
  • Publication number: 20090300548
    Abstract: A graphical user interface for a portable diagnostic device includes a first window area in which a navigation bar is displayed, a second window area in which data list items are displayed and a wheel menu, selectively overlaying at least a portion of the first and second window areas, in which menu items are displayed. The data list items are selected in response to commands received from a first scroll ring input device, while the menu items are selected in response to commands received from a second scroll ring input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Sullivan, Troy Liebl, Edward Lipscomb
  • Publication number: 20090299539
    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: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Manokar Chinnadurai, Troy Liebl, Phillip McGee
  • Publication number: 20080244312
    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 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Manokar Chinnadurai, Troy Liebl
  • Patent number: 7430465
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided that allows a host workstation to communicate with all types of VDR available to a user to record events in a vehicle type selected by the user. The host workstation can also alert the user when the incorrect VDR is connected based upon the vehicle selection by the user. Once connected, the host workstation can configure the VDR for the desired recording parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Troy Liebl, Manokar Chinnadurai, Matthew Jordison