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Snap-On Inc
Company
GRANT
Utility
Methods and systems for clustering of repair orders based on multiple repair indicators
10 Dec 19
A processor may determine that a first repair order (RO) of an existing cluster of ROs (e.g. corresponding to first and second vehicle symptoms and to first and second corrective actions) refers to a first vehicle related to a set of vehicles.
Patrick S. Merg, Jacob G. Foreman, Bradley R. Lewis, Brett A. Kelley
Filed: 10 Nov 17
GRANT
Utility
Methods and systems for displaying a thermal image and information related to servicing a vehicle
10 Dec 19
An example method is performed by a thermal imaging device.
Timothy Ruther, Gary Stefanik, Joshua Covington, Steven Miskovic, Oswaldo Neri
Filed: 10 Aug 16
APP
Utility
System and Method for Providing an Interactive Vehicle Diagnostic Display
5 Dec 19
A client computing system (CCS) receives a download including (i) an image representative of a vehicle component, (ii) symbol data associated with a first symbol, (iii) a set of one or more selectable identifiers, and (iv) supplemental information associated with the vehicle component.
Patrick S. Merg, Todd Mercer, Roy Steven Brozovich, David Costantino
Filed: 15 Aug 19
APP
Utility
System and Method for Providing an Interactive Vehicle Diagnostic Display
5 Dec 19
A client computing system (CCS) receives a download including (i) an image representative of at least one circuit in a vehicle, the at least one circuit including a first circuit configured for carrying a first signal within the vehicle, and (ii) symbol data associated with at least one symbol, the at least one symbol including a first symbol.
Patrick S. Merg, Todd Mercer, Roy Steven Brozovich, David Costantino
Filed: 15 Aug 19
APP
Utility
Systems and methods of configuring vehicle service tools associated with display device based on operating condition of vehicle
28 Nov 19
Systems and methods for augmenting measurements with automotive repair information are described herein.
Patrick S. Merg, Jacob G. Foreman, Roy S. Brozovich, Joshua C. Covington, Kahlil H. Cacabelos
Filed: 12 Aug 19
APP
Utility
Combined Screw and Rivet
14 Nov 19
Disclosed is a combination screw and rivet fastener that couples a cover plate to a ratchet head.
Colten W. Burr, Mark T. Gordon, David T. Ross
Filed: 14 May 18
GRANT
Utility
Self-calibrating wheel aligner with improved portability
12 Nov 19
A portable vehicle alignment system has a vertical central column with a carriage movable along its length, and a pair of camera arms pivotably attached to the carriage, each with a camera pod.
Steven W. Rogers, David A. Jackson, Adam C. Brown, Ronald D. Swayne, Brian K. Gray, Bryan C. Minor, Rodney Harrell
Filed: 6 Oct 16
GRANT
Design
Pliers handles
5 Nov 19
Douglas A. Moyer, Daniel M. Eggert
Filed: 21 Feb 18
GRANT
Utility
Method, system, and apparatus for reporting data pertaining to actionable condition of electrical shop tool
5 Nov 19
A measurement device (MD) includes a processor to sample electrical signals of a circuit connected to a sensor, such as a current transformer, and to provide measurement data to a processing system (PS) based on the sampled electrical signals.
Christopher L. Greenwald, Jeffrey P. Hastings
Filed: 28 Jul 17
APP
Utility
Socket Drive Improvement
31 Oct 19
Sockets, for example, hexagon sockets, dodecagonal sockets, and splined sockets, that have inner surface geometries adapted to engage a flank of a fastener at a point away from a corner of the fastener.
Daniel M. Eggert, Christopher D. Thompson
Filed: 8 Jul 19
APP
Utility
System and method for using measurement made by computerized measurement tool
31 Oct 19
A client computing system (CCS) receives a tool measurement from a measurement tool other than by determining the tool measurement from a vehicle data (VD) message.
Patrick S. Merg, David Costantino, Lester B. Johnson
Filed: 10 Jul 19
GRANT
Utility
Method and system for generating vehicle service content based on multi-symptom rule
22 Oct 19
Methods and systems for using natural language processing and machine-learning algorithms to process vehicle-service data to generate metadata regarding the vehicle-service data are described herein.
Bradley R. Lewis, Patrick S. Merg, Brett A. Kelley, Jacob G. Foreman
Filed: 31 May 17
APP
Utility
System and Method for Indicating Torque
17 Oct 19
The present invention relates to torque application tools, such as a torque screwdriver and ratchet tools, with one or more light indicators disposed in a ring shape around the tool.
Jerry A. King, Nathan J. Lee, Donald J. Reynertson
Filed: 3 Apr 19
APP
Utility
System and Method for Measuring Torque and Angle
17 Oct 19
The present invention relates to torque application tools, such as an electronic torque screwdriver, with a multiple axis gyroscope (such as a 3-axis gyroscope or other type of gyroscope) and torque sensor that allows for simultaneous or sequential measurement of torque and angle around the axis of the tool.
Jerry A. King, Nathan J. Lee, John L. Reynertson, Stephen M. Bauer, Jie Li
Filed: 3 Apr 19
APP
Utility
Wheel Aligner with Advanced Diagnostics and No-stop Positioning
17 Oct 19
A vehicle wheel alignment system has a plurality of cameras, each camera for viewing a respective target disposed at a respective wheel of the vehicle and capturing image data of the target as the wheel and target are continuously rotated a number of degrees of rotation without a pause.
Steven W. Rogers, David A. Jackson, Bradley Lewis, Adam C. Brown, Robert J. D'Agostino, Eric R. Sellers
Filed: 26 Jun 19
GRANT
Utility
Socket drive improvement
15 Oct 19
Sockets, for example, hexagon sockets, dodecagonal sockets, and splined sockets, that have inner surface geometries adapted to engage a flank of a fastener at a point away from a corner of the fastener.
Daniel M. Eggert, Christopher D. Thompson
Filed: 27 Jun 17
GRANT
Utility
Power units with power outlets and USB ports
15 Oct 19
A power unit is disclosed that includes a first surface with one or more power outlets, and a second surface angularly disposed with respect to the first surface.
William T. Sharp, David D. Curry
Filed: 23 Apr 18
GRANT
Utility
Method and tool product of differential heat treatment process
8 Oct 19
A tool having a relatively ductile working end for engaging workpieces and a relatively hard non-working portion for driving the tool is disclosed, and a process for making same.
Daniel M. Eggert
Filed: 6 Mar 18
GRANT
Design
Electronic torque screwdriver
1 Oct 19
Patrick L. Mancini, Nathan J. Lee, Daniel J. Bernal, Kyle A. Nagelkirk
Filed: 11 May 18
GRANT
Design
Multiprobe circuit tester with animated graphical user interface
1 Oct 19
David F. Brekke, Michael G. Holden, Gary Wollert
Filed: 5 Sep 17