SAN DIEGO, June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameranth, Inc. announced today that it has received a 'notice of allowance' for its IAA based new patent - with 11 comprehensive claims – covering all aspects of the hospitality market - with a validity expected to be until 2027 - for its 'artificial intelligence' based inventive concepts. This latest validation of Ameranth's 'visionary' innovations in systemic and synchronous mobile computing further confirms Ameranth's leadership in the hospitality market and beyond. The 'next generation' in hospitality mobile interfaces, which includes computerized BOTS and artificial intelligence similar to Apple Inc.'s new 'Business Chat' service – (integrated with Apple Pay) now follow Ameranth's confirmed position as the IAA leader and innovator for at least the next decade. This patent will only be the first in an entire new family of IAA based patents, which Ameranth anticipates being awarded in the years ahead.
Patent Title: 'An Application Software based Information Management And Real Time Synchronous Communications System Including Intelligent Automated Assistants (Bots) In A Synchronized And Integrated Computing Ecosystem Including Different Types Of Remote Computing Devices With Different User Interfaces And Which Are Synchronized With A Master Database That Is Accessible From And Stored At A Central Location.'
Ameranth's Intelligent Automated Assistant (IAA) innovations were conceived and invented by Keith McNally (Ameranth's President and lead inventor). Following the earlier 'data synchronization' innovations of Ameranth's patent family, this new patent represents the first, leading and earliest priority inventions in systemic (IAA) technology - which is becoming the most important and strategic area of computing user interfaces looking into the future. Ameranth's patent was allowed over the very best IAA related inventions and which includes the technology and IAA related patents of Apple Inc. in this exciting computing area, including those of Thomas Gruber, (SIRI founder, inventor and current technology senior executive in the IAA field at Apple Inc.).
Virtually all leading technology computing companies inclusive of Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and many others are now recognizing that the user interface of the future is going to revolve around 'chats' or 'Intelligent Automated Agents' (IAA) including voice/data conversions and, which are commonly referred to as 'Bots' (short for computerized 'robots') in which downloadable software applications, (Apps) will be less prevalent and the mobile user interfaces will rapidly evolve into 'conversational' type – human user communications -inclusive of rule based 'artificial intelligence', often operate over mobile messaging platforms and without the normal/prior user interfaces of App based - standardized-computerized 'screens/menus', (rather with responsive, customized variants, generated in real-time). IAA based mobile computing is no longer the future, it is the now and 'Bots' are fast becoming the 'now' themselves, in fact one of Ameranth's 47 'data synchronization' patent licensees, (Taco Bell), has already tested it's so called 'TacoBot'.
What most companies had not yet recognized however is that in order to successfully deploy a total IAA, 'chat' or 'Bot' based solution, it must be 'synchronized' as part of an overall integrated and synchronous system, so that these computerized-intelligent 'conversations' e.g. 'chats' are 'bi-directional'. Further, [at least for the foreseeable future], 'Bot' based solutions will have to 'co-exist' in a mixed, multi-faceted computing ecosystem of not only many different device types, display sizes and varying mobile OS concurrently interacting and communicating with each other, but also ensuring that simultaneous interactions and transactions from other 'web browser based' and/or 'App based' devices, all can occur seamlessly and synchronously with those from 'Bot based' devices. This must all occur while ensuring that the 'one truth' in the master/central database remains consistent and in equilibrium. Ameranth's inventions, as originally conceived and now claimed, uniquely enable and accomplish just that. Additionally, Ameranth's technology and innovations includes automatic 'communications conversions', [a prerequisite for any modern, mobile systemic solution], especially 'Bot' based solutions - which require, automatic, real time conversions over varying channels, protocols, and mediums - from e.g. text to voice, voice to text, IM/chat to text, text to IM/chat and any other 'communication conversions' as will be required. Just some of these innovations are shown below in this 2005 filed figure #10 from the newly allowed patent application:
Ameranth's direct 'data synchronization' licenses now number 47 (with dozens of 'sub-licensees' including 'Dunkin Donuts'), - (representing/including more than 25 nationally recognized, large restaurant chains, totaling more than 50,000 deployed locations, which are in various stages of roll-out). Ameranth has patent license agreements with Cardfree, Taco Bell, Jersey Mike's Sub's, BJ's Pizza, Tilster Inc, Xpient Solutions Inc, EMN8, ORDIT, Cognizant Inc., Monkeymedia, Splickit, Radiant, Red-Fork, Menusoft, Nu-Order, Tap to Eat, Restaurant Revolution Technologies, Netwaiter, Brink Software, Savory Mobile, Skywire Media, Chownow, Compelcart, Xpient, Munchaway, OrderBee LLC, Meplus1 LLC, Ticketmob/Laughstub, Par, Squirrel, Subtledata, Comcash, Snapfinger, My Check LLC, Fork LLC, Data-Hawk, as well as others.
"We are very excited about the vast potential from this new patent allowance. These additional innovations continue the industry leading, visionary inventive leadership which Ameranth has sustained since it's founding over 20 years ago and they will enable Ameranth to maintain its technology leadership position for more than another decade at least. This 'next generation'- 'Bot' based user interface, is the latest - but not the last Ameranth 'data synchronization' related innovation, since more innovations and patent filings will occur in the months ahead, " stated Vern Yates, Ameranth's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
The adoption and licensing of Ameranth's technology by industry leaders and the wide acclaim received by Ameranth for its technological innovations are just some of the many confirmations of the breakthrough aspects of Ameranth's inventions. Ameranth has received twelve different technology awards. Ameranth was personally nominated by Bill Gates, the Founder of Microsoft, for the prestigious Computerworld Honors Award that Ameranth received for its breakthrough synchronized reservations/ticketing system with the Improv Comedy Theatres.
About Ameranth, Inc.:
Ameranth, Inc. (http://www.ameranth.com) is a recognized leader in the hospitality technology market, having been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Sun Times, USA Today, Business Week, US News & World Report, Nation's Restaurant News, Hospitality Technology, TIME, CNNfn, San Diego Union Tribune, and numerous other prestigious publications. Ameranth has also been awarded or participated in twelve technology/"best product" awards.
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