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1. US20080169917 - Identification System

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Claims

1. An identification system for an electrical or electronic device, which is provided with an item of identification information, wherein the device is of a size which is insufficient for the identification to be mounted with a readable size, and the electrical or electronic device contains an electronic memory in which the item of identification information is stored, wherein the memory is connected or can be connected to a display device which is arranged at a different location than the electrical or electronic device by means of which the item of identification information can be displayed.
2. The identification system according to claim 1, wherein the memory is a read-only memory (ROM).
3. The identification system according to claim 1, wherein the item of identification information is stored encoded in the memory, and the display device contains a decoding stage for decoding the item of identification information.
4. The identification system according to claim 3, wherein the item of identification information is stored cryptographically encoded in the memory.
5. The identification system according to claim 1, wherein the display device has an electro-optical display panel for displaying of the item of identification information.
6. The identification system according to claim 1, wherein the item of identification information is displayed by the display device on demand.
7. The identification system according to claim 1, wherein the object and/or the display device has an interface for coupling with a further display unit.
8. The identification system according to claim 7, wherein further display unit is a personal computer (PC).
9. The identification system according to claim 1, wherein the electrical or electronic device is an electrical or electronic device of a motor vehicle, and the display device is a display instrument which is arranged in the dashboard of the motor vehicle.
10. The identification system according to claim 9, wherein information is displayed by the display instrument under the control of a user menu, and the information display is an item on the user menu.
11. A method for identification for an electrical or electronic device, comprising the steps of:
provided the electrical or electronic device with an item of identification information, wherein the device is of a size which is insufficient for the identification to be mounted with a readable size, and the electrical or electronic device contains an electronic memory in which the item of identification information is stored,
connecting the memory to a display device which is arranged at a different location than the electrical or electronic device, and
reading the item of identification information and displaying the item of identification information on the display device.
12. The method according to claim 11, wherein the item of identification information is stored encoded in the memory, and the method further comprises the step of decoding the item of identification information.
13. The method according to claim 12, wherein the item of identification information is stored cryptographically encoded in the memory.
14. The method according to claim 11, wherein the display device has an electro-optical display panel for displaying of the item of identification information.
15. The method according to claim 11, wherein the item of identification information is displayed by the display device on demand.
16. The method according to claim 11, wherein the object and/or the display device has an interface for coupling with a further display unit.
17. The method according to claim 16, wherein the further display unit is a personal computer (PC).
18. The method according to claim 11, wherein the electrical or electronic device is an electrical or electronic device of a motor vehicle, and the display device is a display instrument which is arranged in the dashboard of the motor vehicle.
19. The method according to claim 18, wherein information is displayed by the display instrument under the control of a user menu, and the information display is an item on the user menu.