US 9,808,918 B2
Tool apparatus system and method of use
Chris Lawton, Costa Mesa, CA (US); Jie Li, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (US); De L San, La Verna, CA (US); and Nathan Lee, Escondido, CA (US)
Assigned to Snap-on Incorporated, Kenosha, WI (US)
Filed by Snap-on Incorporated, Kenosha, WI (US)
Filed on Apr. 2, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/677,373.
Application 14/677,373 is a division of application No. 13/295,719, filed on Nov. 14, 2011, granted, now 9,126,317.
Application 13/295,719 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/117,670, filed on May 27, 2011, granted, now 8,281,871, issued on Oct. 12, 2012.
Application 13/117,670 is a continuation of application No. 11/679,113, filed on Feb. 26, 2007, granted, now 7,954,557, issued on Jun. 7, 2011.
Application 11/679,113 is a continuation in part of application No. PCT/US03/20426, filed on Jun. 27, 2003.
Application 11/679,113 is a continuation of application No. 11/025,225, filed on Dec. 22, 2004, granted, now 7,182,147, issued on Feb. 27, 2007.
Application 11/025,225 is a continuation of application No. PCT/US03/30263, filed on Sep. 26, 2003.
Application PCT/US03/30263 is a continuation in part of application No. PCT/US03/20426, filed on Jun. 27, 2003.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/414,191, filed on Sep. 27, 2002.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/392,322, filed on Jun. 27, 2002.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/392,322, filed on Jun. 27, 2002.
Prior Publication US 2015/0210112 A1, Jul. 30, 2015
Int. Cl. B25B 23/14 (2006.01); B25B 21/00 (2006.01); B25B 23/142 (2006.01); B60B 29/00 (2006.01); G06Q 10/00 (2012.01)
CPC B25B 23/14 (2013.01) [B25B 21/00 (2013.01); B25B 21/002 (2013.01); B25B 23/1425 (2013.01); B60B 29/003 (2013.01); B60B 29/006 (2013.01); G06Q 10/20 (2013.01); B60B 2900/3312 (2013.01); B60B 2900/3313 (2013.01); B60B 2900/3315 (2013.01)] 26 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A hand-held tool with a driver that is adapted to engage and apply a torque to a work piece and a driver controller that is adapted to measure an amount of the torque applied to the work piece by the driver, and a shop management system combination comprising:
a transceiver operatively coupled with the driver controller and adapted to wirelessly communicate with the shop management system;
a power source adapted to supply power to the driver controller and transceiver; and
a communications element operatively associated with the shop management system and adapted to wirelessly communicate with the driver controller to transmit information relating to driving operations including an amount of the torque that should be applied to the work piece.