Repairify announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded Repairify patent serial no. 16/202,642 for remote automotive diagnostics.
The tool includes systems and methods that allow ASE technicians to use a mobile device to read a vehicle’s identification number (VIN). Transmit the VIN to a diagnostic database, and assist in determining whether an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) diagnostic tool — or aftermarket tool — is required for proper diagnosis and/or repair of the vehicle.
“asTech’s technology is an industry ‘game changer’ by providing unique functionality to access vital OEM and aftermarket remote diagnostics data via VINs, and this newest patent will help us in protecting that technology” stated Cris Hollingsworth, President, Repairify.
“This newest patent to be issued will be another competitive strategic step for accelerating our solutions and offerings across the entire automotive ecosystem.”
The patent is expected to be directed at aspects of Repairify’s technology that serve as a solution asTech is launching to the automotive aftermarket industry later this summer.
The product will accurately address vehicles’ OEM and aftermarket remote diagnostic needs for three important automotive repair sectors: collision, mechanical, and glass.