Retail tech firm Gimme announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a notice of allowance for its patent application (S/N 16/852734) directed to the use of mobile reporting devices in direct store delivery (DSD) environments. Gimme develops technology that helps foodservice and grocery store delivery operators automate merchandising.
According to the company, the newly allowed patent claims cover the use of the Gimme Key Pro, its wireless data exchange (DEX) adapter, in DSD applications. These applications include the delivery of short-shelf-life products to grocery and convenience stores.
“This is a substantial landmark for Gimme, and we are grateful to our loyal customers who have supported us and championed our technology along this journey,” said Gimme cofounder and chief executive Cory Hewett.
“We are extremely pleased with the USPTO’s allowance that helps us add value to our current Gimme Key Pro customers and continue in our path to other significant technology breakthroughs in the future.”
Gimme noted that it initiated a unique engineering approach when developing the Gimme Key Pro, with an aim to make it well suited for global DSD brands. Features include: fastest DEX transfer times, compared to both the previous generation Gimme device and competitive devices; and a company-estimated five-times longer lifespan than cabled options.
The development of the Gimme Key Pro involved a major investment in new developer-focused materials that makes the hardware incredibly easy to integrate, along with other research and development efforts undertaken by Gimme’s technology team over the past 12 months, Hewett explained.
Gimme Key Pro supports Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) 5.0 compliant for smart applications and works with devices running iOS, Windows or Android.