Patents take awhile…

Over three years ago, I was designing a interface for the Bosch Automotive group (as a consultant for Cynergy). Those interface's were rolled out to the public as part of ENCORE, an integrated diagnosis tablet powered by Android. Today I received the notification that the first patent has been granted (it was actually 10/6/2015). I have been eager for this day as this has been a long process and this is my first patent. I am listed with James Fish and Kevin Gray, both incredible partners when working on this project. As the process continues, I am hoping that the pending patents that I know about are approved and issued. 

This patent, number 9,153,078 is for "Graphical user interface capable of changing units of measurement. 

A graphical user interface is provided that can be used on a diagnostic tool. The graphical user interface allows a technician to operate various functions of the diagnostic tool including searching for additional information on the Internet, receiving weather information that is relevant to certain diagnostic tests, and displaying in certain formats the retrieved vehicle data and when certain vehicles were last scanned or diagnosed.

A graphical user interface is provided that can be used on a diagnostic tool. The graphical user interface allows a technician to operate various functions of the diagnostic tool including searching for additional information on the Internet, receiving weather information that is relevant to certain diagnostic tests, and displaying in certain formats the retrieved vehicle data and when certain vehicles were last scanned or diagnosed.