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William G Sampson, John S Philbrook: Theft prevention device for automotive vehicle service centers. Midtronics, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, August 17, 2010: US07777612 (44 worldwide citation)

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 i ...


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John S Philbrook: Battery tester capable of identifying faulty battery post adapters. Midtronics, Alan G Rego, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, January 5, 2010: US07642786 (37 worldwide citation)

An electronic battery tester for testing a storage battery. The tester includes a first connector configured to electrically couple to a first terminal of the battery via a first battery post adapter and a second connector configured to electrically couple to a second terminal of the battery via a s ...


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Kevin I Bertness, John S Philbrook: System for automatically gathering battery information. Midtronics, Alan G Rego, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, January 1, 2013: US08344685 (23 worldwide citation)

A method that includes affixing a radio frequency identification tag on a storage battery at a battery manufacturing plant. The method also includes storing battery manufacturing information into the radio frequency identification tag at the battery manufacturing plant. The battery manufacturing inf ...


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Kevin I Bertness, John S Philbrook: Simplification of inventory management. Midtronics, Alan G Rego, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, May 14, 2013: US08442877 (7 worldwide citation)

A simplified inventory management method. The method employs a plurality of stock-keeping unit labels, with each of the plurality of stock-keeping unit labels having a same stock-keeping unit number. Individual ones of the plurality of stock-keeping unit labels are utilized to track individual items ...


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Kevin I Bertness, John S Philbrook: System for automatically gathering battery information. Midtronics, Westman Champlin & Koehler P A, April 22, 2014: US08704483 (4 worldwide citation)

A method that includes affixing a radio frequency identification tag on a storage battery at a battery manufacturing plant. The method also includes storing battery manufacturing information into the radio frequency identification tag at the battery manufacturing plant. The battery manufacturing inf ...


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Kevin I Bertness, John S Philbrook: Integrated tag reader and environment sensor. Midtronics, Alan G Rego, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, May 7, 2013: US08436619 (4 worldwide citation)

A combined sensing and reading apparatus. The apparatus includes a tag reader and an environment sensor integrated with the tag reader. A battery maintenance tool that includes a tag reader and an environment sensor integrated with the tag reader is also provided. Examples of a battery maintenance t ...


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Stephen J McShane, Todd J Stukenberg, Kevin I Bertness, John S Philbrook: System for automatically gathering battery information. Midtronics, Westman Champlin & Koehler P A, November 15, 2016: US09496720 (2 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is provided in which a radio frequency identification (RIFD) tag is associated with the storage battery and is used in conjunction with a battery test, battery charger, or other battery maintenance. A cable configured to be affixed to the storage battery. The cable is configur ...


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Kevin I Bertness, John S Philbrook: System for automatically gathering battery information. Midtronics, Westman Champlin & Koehler P A, February 24, 2015: US08963550

A method that includes affixing a radio frequency identification tag on a storage battery at a battery manufacturing plant. The method also includes storing battery manufacturing information into the radio frequency identification tag at the battery manufacturing plant. The battery manufacturing inf ...


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John S Philbrook, Kevin I Bertness: Electronic battery tester with battery age input. Midtronics, Westman Champlin & Koehler P A, October 28, 2014: US08872517

An electronic battery tester for testing a storage battery, includes connections configured to couple to terminals of the battery. Measurement circuitry is coupled to the connections and configured to measure a parameter of the battery. An input is configured to receive a battery age input variable. ...


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William G Sampson, John S Philbrook: Theft prevention device for automotive vehicle service centers. Midtronics, Westman Champlin & Kelly Pa, November 30, 2006: US20060267575-A1

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 i ...