US 11,657,656 B2
Smart vehicle travel preparation and location-based servicing features for mobile device tools and methods of use
Ciprian R. Sandu, Coppell, TX (US); Jason T. Kriesel, Grand Prairie, TX (US); McKay R. Featherstone, Tipp City, OH (US); Edward Brady, Delaware, OH (US); and Steven Hileman, Coldwater, OH (US)
Assigned to Thor Tech, Inc., Elkhart, IN (US)
Filed by Thor Tech, Inc., Elkhart, IN (US)
Filed on Jan. 24, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/751,758.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/796,686, filed on Jan. 25, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2020/0242855 A1, Jul. 30, 2020
Int. Cl. G07C 5/00 (2006.01); G07C 5/08 (2006.01); G16Y 40/30 (2020.01); G16Y 40/10 (2020.01); G16Y 20/10 (2020.01); H04W 4/40 (2018.01)
CPC G07C 5/008 (2013.01) [G07C 5/0825 (2013.01); G16Y 20/10 (2020.01); G16Y 40/10 (2020.01); G16Y 40/30 (2020.01); H04W 4/40 (2018.02)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A smart mobile device comprising a user interface and a user interface controller, wherein:
the user interface comprises a display;
the user interface controller is configured to receive vehicle feature state indications from a smart vehicle, the smart vehicle comprising an Internet of Things (TOT) controller, the TOT controller configured to acquire and monitor data from vehicle TOT devices to generate the vehicle feature state indications; and
the user interface controller comprises a processor and non-transitory computer readable storage comprising instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the user interface controller to cooperate with the TOT controller and the user interface to
receive a vehicle configuration and a first vehicle property that comprises a first vehicle feature state indication associated with a first vehicle operational component for the first vehicle property from the smart vehicle,
receive a context indication via the user interface, the context indication representative of an activity context for the first vehicle property,
generate a checklist comprising one or more first tasks based on the first vehicle property and the activity context,
display the checklist at the display,
receive a second vehicle property that comprises a second vehicle feature state indication associated with a second vehicle operational component for the second vehicle property from the smart vehicle,
generate a modified checklist including a checklist modification based on the second vehicle property, the checklist modification comprising an addition to the checklist of one or more second tasks based on the second vehicle property, a modification of at least one of the one or more first tasks, a removal of at least one of the one or more first tasks, or combinations thereof, and
display the modified checklist at the display.