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System and providing vehicle data reports

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. The CCS generates a VD report including a vehicle identifier of a vehicle associated with the tool measurement and the VD report. The VD... Snap on Incorporated

System and generating vehicle data report with tool measurement

A computing system can register a measurement tool. The computing system can determine a selected vehicle for a vehicle data report and a selected measurement tool to perform a first tool measurement that excludes determining data from a vehicle data message. The computing system can determine a selected vehicle component... Snap on Incorporated

Systems and methods to generate repair orders using a taxonomy and an ontology

Methods and apparatus are provided that are related to generating repair orders, including vehicular repair orders. A computing device can receive repair-related information associated with a repair order. The repair-related information can include information about a first repair attribute of one or more repair attributes. The computing device can determine... Snap on Incorporated

Automated asset management system with multiple sensing technologies

An automated asset management system includes a plurality of storage locations for storing objects, and first and second sensing subsystems each configured to sense presence or absence of the objects in the plurality of storage locations. The first and second sensing subsystems are used to sense the presence or absence... Snap on Incorporated

Apparatus and a multi-phase vacuum-assisted recovery of refrigerant

The present disclosure relates to apparatuses and methods for multi-phase vacuum-assisted recovery of refrigerant from a vehicle. One apparatus for multi-phase vacuum-assisted recovery of refrigerant from a vehicle includes a compressor that removes refrigerant from the vehicle during a first phase and a second phase of a recovery process. The... Snap on Incorporated

Apparatus and indicating status of multi-phase vacuum-assisted recovery of refrigerant

The disclosure relates to apparatuses and methods for indicating status of multi-phase vacuum-assisted recovery of refrigerant from a vehicle. One apparatus for multi-phase vacuum-assisted recovery of refrigerant from a vehicle includes a compressor that removes refrigerant from the vehicle during a first phase and a second phase of a recovery... Snap on Incorporated

Socket drive improvement

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. In general, the sockets engage the flank of the fastener at a distance of about 30 to... Snap on Incorporated

Portable and modular production electroplating system

A portable electroplating system with components integrated into a complete system, rather than separated and disjointed. A single electroplating system can be self-contained to include all necessary rectifiers, tanks, cleaning functionalities, and other helpful or necessary items. By using smaller components than conventional electroplating systems, the system can allow for... Snap on Incorporated

Technician timer

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... Snap on Incorporated

Enabling communication between an inventory control system and a remote system over a network

The instant application describes an inventory control system including an object storage device including a drawer or a tray for housing objects; a sensing device configured to acquire an image including information about the objects stored in the object storage device; an interface circuitry in communication with the sensing device... Snap on Incorporated

Methods and systems for providing a vehicle repair tip

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. The repair tip includes a first phrase describing a first procedure performed on a second vehicle... Snap on Incorporated

Distributed vehicle service method and system

A method and system for conducting a vehicle service comprises the steps of receiving signals representative of vehicle parameters, accessing data and/or software necessary for performing the vehicle service from at least one remote computer over a data transmission network, and performing signal processing related to the vehicle service based... Snap on Incorporated

Vehicle wheel alignment system and methodology

A hybrid wheel alignment system and methodology use passive targets for a first pair of wheels (e.g. front wheels) and active sensing heads for another pair of wheels (e.g. rear wheels). The active sensing heads combine image sensors for capturing images of the targets with at least one spatial relationship... Snap on Incorporated

Methods and systems for clustering of repair orders based on multiple repair indicators

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. The processor may identify ROs that refer to... Snap on Incorporated

Methods and systems for clustering of repair orders based on inferences gathered from repair orders

A processor may determine that a particular computer-readable vehicle repair order (RO) (e.g., including first and second RO portions) corresponds to an existing cluster of ROs due to the particular RO including RO data that refers to a particular vehicle symptom. The processor may determine that the first RO portion... Snap on Incorporated

Post-repair data comparison

Methods and apparatus are provided for repairing vehicles. A computing device can receive post-repair data regarding a first vehicle. The computing device can compare the post-repair data to a post-repair dataset regarding at least one vehicle other than the first vehicle. The post-repair dataset can include at least one of... Snap on Incorporated

Methods and systems for providing a vehicle repair tip

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. The repair tip includes a first phrase describing a first procedure performed on a second vehicle... Snap on Incorporated

Methods and systems for switching vehicle data transmission modes based on detecting a trigger and a request for a vehicle data message

A vehicle interface device (VID) switches to a first vehicle data transmission mode (VDTM) from a prior VDTM based on a trigger for transmitting vehicle data messages (VDMs) and which VDMs have been requested at a vehicle data receptor (VDR). A decreased data transfer rate may result from selecting the... Snap on Incorporated

Method and system for augmenting real-fix tips with additional content

A method and system for generating and outputting a real-fix tip (RFT) augmented with a pointer to additional content. The additional content may be relevant to any of a complaint, vehicle, cause of complaint, how the cause for complaint was discovered, and service-operation performed on the vehicle to resolve the... Snap on Incorporated

System and dynamically-changeable displayable pages with vehicle service information

A method and system for generating a displayable page with a display card is described. A computer server receives data indicating a vehicle symptom and searches a computer-readable database to determine a most-likely cause of the vehicle symptom, a most-probable component associated with the most-likely cause, a component-type identifier associated... Snap on Incorporated

Wheel aligner with advanced diagnostics and no-stop positioning

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. The... Snap on Incorporated

Self-calibrating wheel aligner with improved portability

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. The camera pods each have a camera for capturing image data of a respective vehicle-mounted target. One... Snap on Incorporated

Reservoir cap socket

A socket for gripping a reservoir cap and rotating the reservoir cap for easy removal. The socket can grip a variety of differently shaped reservoir caps, for example, reservoir caps associated with reservoirs of different automobiles. The socket can be made of nylon and can be glass-reinforced so as to... Snap on Incorporated

Ratchet wrench and pawl mechanism

A pawl mechanism that reduces the possibility of pawl spring over-compression and damage. The invention can include bumpers disposed near the internal surfaces of the pawls and can space the internal surfaces when the pawls contact one another to reduce the amount of compression applied to the pawl spring. The... Snap on Incorporated

Systems and methods for predictive augmentation of vehicle service procedures

An example method includes receiving a first service procedure including a plurality of procedural steps for servicing a vehicle, identifying at least one procedural step of the plurality of procedural steps to supplement with supplemental service information, receiving information about vehicles sharing one or more attributes with the vehicle, determining... Snap on Incorporated

Methods and systems for clustering of repair orders based on alternative repair indicators

Methods and systems may relate to clustering of repair orders based on alternative repair indicators. Accordingly, a processor may determine that a particular computer-readable vehicle repair order (RO) corresponds to an existing cluster of ROs due to the particular RO including data that refers to a particular vehicle symptom. This... Snap on Incorporated

Tool repair package and replacement system

A tool repair system that aids in the repair of malfunctioned inner tool components. The system includes a package having a fully assembled component disposed on top of a component locating structure and held in place by one or more retainers. After removing the malfunctioned component, the tool can be... Snap on Incorporated








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