07777612 is referenced by 44 patents and cites 614 patents.

An apparatus and method for preventing theft in automotive vehicle service centers. The apparatus includes at least one portable tool and a controller. The portable tool includes circuitry configured to communicate with the controller. The portable tool further includes anti-theft circuitry, which is configured to disable the portable tool if no communication occurs between the portable tool and the controller for a predetermined time period.

Title
Theft prevention device for automotive vehicle service centers
Application Number
11/498703
Publication Number
7777612 (B2)
Application Date
August 3, 2006
Publication Date
August 17, 2010
Inventor
John S Philbrook
Cornelius
NC, US
William G Sampson
Elmhurst
IL, US
Agent
Westman Champlin & Kelly P A
Assignee
Midtronics
IL, US
IPC
E21B 15/04
H04M 1/66
A61B 5/00
G08B 23/00
G08B 13/14
B60R 25/10
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