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When the temperature sensor indicates that the outside temperature is below 45° F in step 5425, gas tubes emit infrared rays with a gradual temperature increase in step 5460 with the ice buster feature operating until all snow and ice are melted in step 5510. The system enters evaporation mode in step 5600. Whereupon heat from infrared rays evaporates all water from glass and metal surfaces in step 5650. Evaporation mode shuts off after all water is evaporated in step 5670. When the temperature sensor indicates that outside temperature is above 44° F in step S430, ice buster mode is not operational in step 5470. Once the engine is turned on in step 5550, the ice buster mode is deactivated in step S560.

Referring to Figure 11a, shown is a block diagram of the temperature monitor mode with the standard sentry mode of the present invention. As shown in step S100, the engine is turned off. The driver presses the snowflake icon on the car remote in step S105. When the temperature sensor senses that the outside temperature is above 32° F as stated in step S180, temperature monitor mode is activated in step S220 and a green activation light goes on in step 5230 with the temperature sensor sensing outside temperature continuously or at set intervals in step S325. If the temperature sensor senses that the outside temperature goes below 33° F as stated in step S340, standard sentry mode is activated in step S365. Thereafter, when the temperature sensor senses that the outside temperature is above 44° F as stated in step 5430, temperature monitor mode is not operational in step S590 and in step 5610 temperature monitor mode is deactivated when the engine is started.

Referring to Figure 11b, shown is a block diagram of the temperature monitor mode with the automatic sentry mode of the present invention. As shown in step S 100, the engine is turned off. Thereafter, when the temperature sensor senses that the outside temperature is above 32° F as stated in step S180, temperature monitor mode is activated. When the temperature sensor senses that the outside temperature is above 44° F as stated in step S430, temperature monitor mode is not operational in step S590 and in step S610 temperature monitor mode is deactivated when the engine is started. During temperature monitor mode, the temperature sensor senses outside temperature at set intervals or continuously in step S325. If the temperature sensor senses that the outside temperature goes below 33° F as stated in step 5340, automatic sentry mode is activated in step 5360. Referring to Figure 12a, shown is a block diagram of the evaporation mode with the standard sentry mode of the present invention. As shown in step S250, the system enters standard sentry mode. Upon the precipitation sensor indicating snow is falling in step 5300, gas tubes emit infrared rays with a gradual temperature increase in step S350. When in step S500 the precipitation sensor senses that snowfall stops for a set interval, the system enters evaporation mode in step S600. Whereupon heat from infrared rays evaporates all water from glass and metal surfaces in step S650 with the system reverting to standard sentry mode in step S675.

Referring to Figure 12a, shown is a block diagram of the evaporation mode with the automatic sentry mode of the present invention. As shown in step S260, the system enters automatic sentry mode. Upon the precipitation sensor indicating snow is falling in step S300, gas tubes emit infrared rays with a gradual temperature increase in step S350. Accordingly, heat from the infrared rays melts snow, preventing it from accumulating on exterior vehicle surfaces in step S385. When in step S500 the precipitation sensor senses that snowfall stops for a set interval, the system enters evaporation mode in step S385. When in step S500 the precipitation sensor senses that snowfall stops for a set interval, the system enters evaporation mode in step 5600. Whereupon heat from infrared rays evaporates all water from glass and metal surfaces in step S650 with the system reverting to automatic sentry mode in step S710. It will be understood that each of the elements described above, or two or more together may also find a useful application in other types of methods differing from the type described above. While certain novel features of this invention have been shown and described and are pointed out in the annexed claims, it is not intended to be limited to the details above, since it will be understood that various omissions, modifications, substitutions and changes in the forms and details of the device illustrated and in its operation can be made by those skilled in the art without departing in any way from the spirit of the present invention. Without further analysis, the foregoing will so fully reveal the gist of the present invention that others can, by applying current knowledge, readily adapt it for various applications without omitting features that, from the standpoint of prior art, fairly constitute essential characteristics of the generic or specific aspects of this invention.

Referring to Figure 12b, shown is a block diagram of the evaporation mode with the automatic sentry mode of the present invention. As shown in step S260, the system enters automatic sentry mode. Upon the precipitation sensor indicating snow is falling in step S300, gas tubes emit infrared rays with a gradual temperature increase in step S350. Accordingly, heat from the infrared rays melts snow, preventing it from accumulating on exterior vehicle surfaces in step S385. When in step S500 the precipitation sensor senses that snowfall stops for a set interval, the system enters evaporation mode in step 5600. Whereupon heat from infrared rays evaporates all water from glass and metal surfaces in step S650 with the system reverting to automatic sentry mode in step S710. It will be understood that each of the elements described above, or two or more together may also find a useful application in other types of methods differing from the type described above. While certain novel features of this invention have been shown and described and are pointed out in the annexed claims, it is not intended to be limited to the details above, since it will be understood that various omissions, modifications, substitutions and changes in the forms and details of the device illustrated and in its operation can be made by those skilled in the art without departing in any way from the spirit of the present invention. Without further analysis, the foregoing will so fully reveal the gist of the present invention that others can, by applying current knowledge, readily adapt it for various applications without omitting features that, from the standpoint of prior art, fairly constitute essential characteristics of the generic or specific aspects of this invention.