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Patexia Research
Issue Date Jan 11, 2018
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Patent Application - Remote Starter System With Flashable Antenna > Claims

  • 1. A customizable remote starter system for communicating with a vehicle control system, comprising:na remote control transceiver for transmitting and receiving a signal;an antenna capable of receiving and transmitting said signal;a starter for controlling said vehicle control system in accordance with said signal from said remote control transceiver;wherein, said remote control system is adapted to:noperate in a first mode, wherein said antenna receives said signal from said remote control transceiver but does not send a return signal to said remote control transceiver;operate in a second mode, wherein said antenna receives said signal from said remote control transceiver and sends a return signal to said remote control transceiver;wherein, said antenna is programmed to operate in said first mode and said second mode;wherein, said antenna is reprogrammed to operate in either said first mode or said second mode.
    • 2. A customizable remote starter system according to claim 1 further comprising a decoder for translating signals between said antenna and said starter.
      • 3. A customizable remote starter system according to claim 2, wherein said antenna is adapted to:nsend and receive signals in a first range;send and receive signals in a second range that is longer than said first range;
        • 4. A customizable remote starter system according to claim 3, wherein said remote starter system operating in said first mode has a first range of ½ mile.
        • 5. A customizable remote starter system according to claim 3, wherein said remote starter system operating in said second mode has a first range of 1 mile.
        • 6. A customizable remote starter system according to claim 3, wherein said remote starter system operating in said second mode has a second range of 2 miles.
        • 7. A customizable remote starter system according to claim 3 further comprising a website for linking to said remote starter system to reprogram said antenna.
          • 8. A customizable remote starter system according to claim 7 wherein said antenna has a programmable chip.
            • 9. A customizable remote starter system according to claim 8 wherein said antenna is linked to said website for said reprogramming of said chip.
              • 10. A customizable remote starter system according to claim 9 wherein said reprogramming of said antenna occurs after retail sale of said remote starter system.
                • 11. A customizable remote starter system according to claim 10 wherein said remote starter system is sold at retail according to a base price, said price being based on said programming, and after reprogramming of said antenna an additional price is charged based on whether said reprogramming is for said first mode or said second mode.
  • 12. An antenna for a vehicle remote starter system, comprising a chip, wherein said chip is reprogrammable to operate in a one-way mode or a two-way mode.
    • 13. An antenna for a vehicle remote starter system according to claim 12, wherein said chip is reprogrammed via the Internet.
    • 14. An antenna for a vehicle remote starter system according to claim 12, wherein said chip is reprogrammed manually.
  • 15. A method of selling a customizable remote starter system, said method comprising:nselling said customizable remote starter system to a customer, said customizable remote starter system having:na remote control transceiver for transmitting a signal;an antenna capable of receiving and transmitting signals;a starter for controlling said vehicle control system in accordance with said signal from said remote control transceiver;nwherein, said remote control system is adapted to:noperate in a first mode, wherein said antenna receives said signal from said remote control transceiver but does not send a return signal to said remote control transceiver;operate in a second mode, wherein said antenna receives said signal from said remote control transceiver and sends a return signal to said remote control transceiver;permitting said customer a trial period during which said customer can use said remote starter system in both said first mode and said second mode.
    • 16. A method of selling a customizable remote starter system according to claim 15, said method further comprising:nlinking said remote starter system to a website for reprogramming said antenna after said trial period.
      • 17. A method of selling a customizable remote starter system according to claim 16, said method further comprising:nreprogramming said antenna to operate in either said first mode or said second mode.
        • 18. A method of selling a customizable remote starter system according to claim 17, said method further comprising:ncharging said customer a price based on said reprogramming of said antenna for either said first mode or said second mode.
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