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Temperature Monitor Mode

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 6:00AM), 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 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. Please note that "Standard Sentry Mode" and its backup "Ice Buster Feature" would be marketed on mid-priced vehicles (such as Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Chevrolet, etc.). Also note that if "Standard Sentry Mode" (with its sophisticated anticipatory technology) cannot be successfully marketed on economy cars (such as Kia, Hyundai, Saturn, etc.), then just the "Ice Buster Feature" would be present on the economy cars. If, on the other hand, the developmental costs of anticipatory and ice-buster technologies together are not significantly higher than ice buster technology alone, then both features would be present on the economy cars.

Complete List of Features of Standard Sentry Mode:

1) Gradual Warm up Feature: Infrared rays start at low temperature and gradually get hotter so that glass does not crack.

2) Power Saver Feature: The gas tubes continually turn on and off.

3) Activation Light Feature: When the vehicle is put in Standard Sentry Mode, a white light on the dashboard blinks on and off.

4) Automatic Shutoff Feature: Standard Sentry Mode turns off after 72 hours or when the engine is started.

5) Variable Temperature Feature: The temperature of the infrared rays varies depending on the outside temperature. The heat produced by the infrared rays would get hotter as the outside temperature decreases.

6) Evaporation Mode Feature: When the precipitation sensor indicates that snowfall has stopped for a set duration, the evaporation mode begins. 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 the 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. Another example of when the evaporation mode is functional is during the Ice Buster Mode. After all the ice and snow is melted, the Evaporation Mode evaporates accumulated water on all glass and metal surfaces. This prevents the formation of ice. Still another example of when the evaporation mode is functional is just prior to system shutoff (after 72 hours). All water is evaporated from all glass and metal surfaces to prevent ice from forming after system shutoff.

7) Oversight Feature: "Standard Sentry Mode" includes an oversight feature, hereinafter referred to as the "Ice Buster Feature." The "Ice Buster Feature" uses infrared capabilities to quickly eliminate buildups of ice and snow in the event the anticipatory technology was not activated. (The user forgot to press the snowflake icon on the car remote). The "Ice Buster

Feature" turns off automatically when the engine is started. The "Ice Buster ' Feature" turns off automatically when all the ice and snow is melted.

Operational Feature:

a) Standard Sentry Mode is deactivated when the engine is started.

b) If the temperature sensor senses that the exterior temperature rises above 32° F,

Standard Sentry Mode shuts off and enters Temperature Monitor Mode. Standard

Sentry Mode returns when the temperature sensor indicates that the outside temperature falls below a predetermined temperature value of 33° F.

Automatic Sentry Mode

To make the invention more appealing and "user friendly" to luxury car buyers, a second sentry mode hereinafter referred to as "Automatic Sentry Mode" shall be described. The initial application had the driver press the snowflake icon on the car remote in anticipation of a snowstorm. This placed the car in "Standard Sentry Mode". The new application would make it unnecessary for the driver to use the car remote.

"Automatic Sentry Mode" is activated when the following criteria are met:

1)The engine is off 2) the temperature sensor indicates that the exterior temperature is below 33°F.

Please note that there is no "Ice Buster Feature" in "Automatic Sentry Mode." As long as the temperature is below 33°F and the engine is off, the vehicle would always be in "Automatic Sentry Mode", and, if there is snowfall, the heating system would automatically go on and snow would be melted and prevented from accumulating on the exterior vehicle surfaces. Please note that "Automatic Sentry Mode" is deactivated when the engine is started.

For marketing purposes, only the following describes a smart feature of Automatic Sentry Mode.

The car actually studies your driving habits in order to create a unique profile. The car "knows," for instance, that the driver starts the ignition at about 7:00AM Monday through Friday. If the temperature and humidity sensors sense that the conditions are right for the formation of ice or frost, a burst of cool infrared rays from the gas tubes eliminates the build up a few minutes before 7:00AM.