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Method and system for providing work machine multi-functional user interface

United States Patent

7,242,311
July 10, 2007
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A method is performed to provide a multi-functional user interface on a work machine for displaying suggested corrective action. The process includes receiving status information associated with the work machine and analyzing the status information to determine an abnormal condition. The process also includes displaying a warning message on the display device indicating the abnormal condition and determining one or more corrective actions to handle the abnormal condition. Further, the process includes determining an appropriate corrective action among the one or more corrective actions and displaying a recommendation message on the display device reflecting the appropriate corrective action. The process may also include displaying a list including the remaining one or more corrective actions on the display device to provide alternative actions to an operator.
Hoff; Brian D. (Peoria, IL), Akasam; Sivaprasad (Peoria, IL), Baker; Thomas M. (Peoria, IL)
Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)
10/ 975,989
October 29, 2004
U.S. GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under the terms of Contract No. DE-FC36-0IGO11095 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government may have certain rights to this invention.