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Description of the Present Invention

The present invention is an ice and snow elimination system for motor vehicles, hereinafter referred to as “Smart Car Ice and Snow Eliminator.” Snow and

 ice are melted by infrared rays, which are emitted by gas tubes or infrared radiant ceramic or quartz heating emitters or any device or process that emits

infrared rays. The gas tubes are positioned on the periphery of the exterior vehicle surfaces. The heat from the infrared rays melts snow preventing it from

accumulating on the glass and metal surfaces of a motor vehicle. The “Smart Car Ice and Snow Eliminator” allows consumers to remotely activate its

features to keep the exterior vehicle surfaces free of snow and ice. The personal communication device may be a computer, a cellular phone, a car remote

and/or a personal digital assistant. Upon pressing the snowflake icon on the car remote when the engine is off and the temperature sensor senses that the

outside temperature is below a predetermined temperature value of 33°F, a white activation light on the dashboard blinks on and off indicating that the car

is now in “Standard Sentry Mode.” When frozen precipitation (snow) is sensed by the precipitation sensor, the heating system is turned on and snow is

melted and prevented from accumulating on the exterior vehicle surfaces. The “Smart Car Ice and Snow Eliminator” also uses a precipitation sensor for

sensing when snowfall begins and ends. The precipitation sensor, upon sensing that snowfall has stopped for a set duration selectively activates an

Evaporation Mode. Infrared rays are produced at a high temperature and evaporate all the water from the glass and metal surfaces. * This prevents the

formation of ice. When all surfaces are completely dry, Standard Sentry Mode is reactivated and, if snowfall resumes, the heating system automatically goes

on and snow is melted and prevented from accumulating on the exterior vehicle surfaces. “Automatic Sentry Mode” (for luxury vehicles) functions in the

same way except that no remote communication device is needed. An “Ice Buster Feature” is used to quickly eliminate a large buildup of ice and snow (for

economy cars) or, in mid-priced cars, when the driver forgets to activate the anticipatory technology (Standard Sentry Mode) Temperature Monitor Mode is

activated when the engine is off, the driver presses the snowflake icon on a remote communication device and the temperature sensor senses that the

outside temperature is above a predetermined temperature value of 32°F. A green activation light on the dashboard blinks on and off indicating that the car

is now in Temperature Monitor Mode. The temperature sensor monitors the outside temperature. When the temperature sensor senses that the outside

temperature falls below a predetermined temperature value of 33°F, Standard Sentry Mode is activated. Temperature Monitor Mode is also functional with

Automatic Sentry Mode. Please note, however, that no remote communication device is needed with Automatic Sentry Mode.

  The following example is illustrative and gives one an understanding of how the invention works:

One hears on the radio that there is going to be a snowstorm today. In the morning you park your car at the railroad station to make your daily commute to

the city to your job. Upon leaving your vehicle, you simply press the snowflake icon on your car remote (the engine is off and the outside temperature is

below 33°F). A white activation light on your dashboard blinks on and off indicating that the car is now in “Standard Sentry Mode.” When the precipitation

sensor indicates that snow is falling, a signal is sent to your power supply (lithium ion battery). Electric current is sent to the gas tubes surrounding all

glass surfaces including the hood, trunk and roof. Molecules in the gas tubes are activated and produce infrared rays keeping all surfaces bathed in

warmth.

This would prevent any accumulation of ice and snow on said surfaces. The process described hereinabove uses precipitation detection technology.

Precipitation detection technology (hereinafter referred to as “anticipatory technology”) exists on luxury cars today. (Rain-sensing wipers that “know” when it

starts to rain are automatically activated upon sensing rainfall). Activated by pressing the snowflake icon on your car remote (say at 6:00 AM), infrared rays

are not produced until the snowfall begins (say at 10:00 AM). If, in the above example, one forgot to place the car in “Standard Sentry Mode,” (by forgetting to

press the snowflake icon on your car remote), then one could still make use of infrared capabilities to eliminate a large buildup of ice and snow in a short

e.g. 10 minute period. This process is hereinafter referred to as the “Ice Buster Feature.” The “Ice Buster Feature” is activated by pressing the ice buster

icon on your car remote.

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