SNA Snap-on

Snap-on Incorporated
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APP
Utility
Wheel Aligner with Advanced Diagnostics and No-stop Positioning
6 Aug 20
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: 24 Apr 20
GRANT
Utility
Technician assignment interface
4 Aug 20
An example method includes receiving a plurality of vehicle service jobs to be performed in a given time window.
Patrick S. Merg, Jacob G. Foreman, Todd Mercer, Roy Steven Brozovich
Filed: 16 Jun 17
APP
Utility
Method of Manufacturing Socket Punches
30 Jul 20
A method of manufacturing a punch, such as a socket punch, using wire EDM with at least six steps.
Daniel M. Eggert, Steven R. Wente, David G. McGreal, Jeffrey M. Arendt
Filed: 25 Jan 19
APP
Utility
Methods and systems for taxonomy assist at data entry points
30 Jul 20
A method and system provide for entering text into a text field by determining complete-text terms, displaying the complete-text terms, and receiving a selection of a complete-text term as text to be entered into the text field.
Joshua Covington, Patrick S. Merg
Filed: 20 Apr 20
APP
Utility
System and Method for Accessing Vehicle Communication Applications Requiring Vehicle Identification without Re-Entering Vehicle Identification
30 Jul 20
Methods and apparatus are provided for repairing vehicles.
Patrick S. Merg, Jacob G. Foreman, Joshua C. Covington, Roy Steven Brozovich
Filed: 17 Apr 20
APP
Utility
Method and system for providing scanner jobs on diagnostic tool
30 Jul 20
A diagnostic tool includes a processor, display, and memory storing instructions to perform scan tool functions (STF) including transmitting a message to a vehicle.
Patrick S. Merg, Jacob G. Foreman, Roy S. Brozovich, Joseph R. Grammatico, Joshua C. Covington
Filed: 25 Jan 19
APP
Utility
Method and system for providing scanner jobs on diagnostic tool
30 Jul 20
A diagnostic tool includes a processor, display, and memory storing instructions to perform scan tool functions (STF) including transmitting a message to a vehicle.
Patrick S. Merg, Jacob G. Foreman, Roy S. Brozovich, Joseph R. Grammatico, Joshua C. Covington
Filed: 25 Jan 19
APP
Utility
Technician Timer
23 Jul 20
An example method includes receiving a first service procedure for servicing a vehicle, determining an expected pace of performance of the first service procedure, receiving at least one input signal during performance of the first service procedure, determining, based on the at least one input signal, a current pace of performance of the first service procedure, and providing for display of a first pace indicator on a display interface of the computing device, where the first pace indicator is representative of the current pace of performance of the first service procedure relative to the expected pace of performance of the first service procedure.
Patrick S. Merg, Jacob G. Foreman, Todd Mercer, Roy Steven Brozovich
Filed: 2 Apr 20
APP
Utility
Methods and Systems to Provide Packages of Repair Information based on Component Identifiers
23 Jul 20
A computing system could have access to mapping data that maps each of a plurality of procedures to respective component identifier(s) used in collision-repair estimates, each procedure including information for repair of vehicle component(s) represented by the respective component identifier(s).
Lester B. Johnson, Todd Mercer, Thomas Southward
Filed: 20 Jan 19
APP
Utility
Methods and Systems for Providing a Vehicle Repair Tip
23 Jul 20
A method performed by a first computing system includes receiving, from a second computing system, a message identifying a symptom of a first vehicle; and sending a repair tip to the second computing system.
Patrick S. Merg, Jacob G. Foreman
Filed: 3 Apr 20
APP
Utility
Method and System for Reporting Diagnostic Trouble Code Set in Vehicle is Collision-Related
16 Jul 20
A method and computing system for determining whether a DTC set in a vehicle involved in a collision is collision-related or non-collision-related.
Roy S. Brozovich, Patrick S. Merg, Joshua C. Covington, Joshua D. Williamson, Oswaldo Neri
Filed: 10 Jan 19
GRANT
Utility
Methods and systems for taxonomy assist at data entry points
7 Jul 20
A method and system provide for entering text into a text field by determining complete-text terms, displaying the complete-text terms, and receiving a selection of a complete-text term as text to be entered into the text field.
Joshua Covington, Patrick S. Merg
Filed: 12 Jun 18
GRANT
Design
Hex driver
30 Jun 20
Benjamin T. Schulz
Filed: 4 Sep 18
GRANT
Utility
Door lock mechanism
30 Jun 20
A door lock mechanism that rotates a cam mechanism to lock or unlock an enclosure.
William T. Sharp
Filed: 22 May 15
APP
Utility
Method and System of Using USB User Interface in Electronic Torque Wrench
25 Jun 20
A communication port interface facilitates charging of a power source, such as a battery, while the power source remains coupled to a tool.
Jie Li, Jerry A. King, Tingwen Wu, Nathan J. Lee
Filed: 28 Feb 20
GRANT
Utility
Methods and systems for tracking labor efficiency
23 Jun 20
A processor may receive input data indicative of information about a particular vehicle repair shop (VRS).
Lester B. Johnson, John H. Dwulet
Filed: 26 Jul 16
GRANT
Utility
Method and system for displaying vehicle service information based on ordered group of information set identifiers
23 Jun 20
Methods and systems for displaying information sets in determined orders are described.
Patrick S. Merg, Jacob G. Foreman, Todd Mercer, Joshua C. Covington, Kahlil H. Cacabelos, Thomas Southward, Roy S. Brozovich
Filed: 8 Feb 17
GRANT
Utility
Vehicle wheel alignment methods and systems
23 Jun 20
A wheel alignment system includes a side-to-side reference including an active reference pod and a passive reference pod disposed on opposite sides of the vehicle.
Joel A. Kunert, Darwin Y. Chen, George M. Gill, Brian K. Gray, Steven W. Rogers, Ronald D. Swayne, David A. Jackson, Rodney Harrell, Robert J. D'Agostino, Bryan C. Minor, Eric R. Sellers, Sean P. Lecrone, Larry D. Klotz, Jonathan A. Sperry
Filed: 28 May 19
GRANT
Utility
Method and system for providing diagnostic filter lists
23 Jun 20
An example method for outputting a PID filter list (PFL) includes: receiving RO data from one or more ROs that indicate particular vehicle identifying information (PVII), at least one symptom identifier, and a particular vehicle component; determining, symptom-to-parameter-identifier (PID) mapping data (MD) based on the received RO data and component-to-PID MD; determining, based on the set of available PIDs for the SOV and the symptom-to-PID MD, a PFL, wherein the PFL is associated with the PVII and the at least one symptom identifier, and wherein the PFL indicates a symptom-based subset of PIDs from the set of available PIDs for the SOV; receiving, a request sent over a communication network from a display device, wherein the request comprises the PVII and the at least one symptom identifier; and transmitting, over the communication network to the display device, a response to the request, the response comprising the PFL.
Bradley R. Lewis, Patrick S. Merg, Roy S. Brozovich, Jacob G. Foreman, Joshua C. Covington, Brett A. Kelley
Filed: 16 Nov 17
GRANT
Utility
Method and system for providing diagnostic filter lists
23 Jun 20
An example method for outputting a PID filter list (PFL) includes: receiving RO data from one or more ROs that indicate particular vehicle identifying information (PVII), at least one symptom identifier, and a particular vehicle component; determining, symptom-to-parameter-identifier (PID) mapping data (MD) based on the received RO data and component-to-PID MD; determining, based on the set of available PIDs for the SOV and the symptom-to-PID MD, a PFL, wherein the PFL is associated with the PVII and the at least one symptom identifier, and wherein the PFL indicates a symptom-based subset of PIDs from the set of available PIDs for the SOV; receiving, a request sent over a communication network from a display device, wherein the request comprises the PVII and the at least one symptom identifier; and transmitting, over the communication network to the display device, a response to the request, the response comprising the PFL.
Bradley R. Lewis, Patrick S. Merg, Roy S. Brozovich, Jacob G. Foreman, Joshua C. Covington, Brett A. Kelley
Filed: 16 Nov 17