06928348 is referenced by 82 patents and cites 121 patents.

The invention provides a method and device for characterizing a vehicle's emissions. These systems feature the steps of generating a data set from the vehicle that includes at least one of the following: diagnostic trouble codes, status of a MIL, and data relating to I/M readiness flags; and then transferring the data set to a wireless appliance that features a microprocessor and a wireless transmitter in electrical contact with the microprocessor. The wireless appliance then transmits a data packet comprising the data set (or a version of the data set) with the wireless transmitter over an airlink to a wireless communication system. Here, ‘a version of the data set’ means a representation (e.g., a binary representation) of data in the data set, or data calculated or related to data in the data set.

Title
Internet-based emissions test for vehicles
Application Number
10/615516
Publication Number
6928348 (B1)
Application Date
July 8, 2003
Publication Date
August 9, 2005
Inventor
Chuck Myers
La Jolla
CA, US
Larkin Hill Lowrey
La Jolla
CA, US
Diego Borrego
San Diego
CA, US
Matthew J Banet
Del Mar
CA, US
Bruce Lightner
La Jolla
CA, US
Agent
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham
Stephen C Glazier
Assignee
Reynolds & Reynolds Holdings
OH, US
IPC
G01M 015/00
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