AudioEye, Inc. (OTC: AEYE) said it has received a notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on a patent application related to its audio Internet patent portfolio.
The newly allowed patent application protects innovations related to the company´s system and method for generating audio content. Within embodiments of the invention, and in a process proprietary to AudioEye, content is automatically retrieved from an original website according to a predetermined schedule and converted into one or more audio files. A hierarchy is assigned to the audio file(s) to provide an audible website that represents a mirror image of the hierarchy, navigation and functionality of the retrieved content.
Embodiments consistent with this invention generally relate to data processing for the purpose of navigating a computer database. More specifically, such embodiments relate to a method and apparatus for creating audible or alternative output that is compatible with computers, electronic tablets, mobile phones and audio playback devices. The invention allows any users, but especially vision-impaired and disabled users, to access and navigate the output based on accessible cues.
The notice of allowance represents the seventh US patent issued to AudioEye. International counterparts are being pursued, as well as several patents in continuation, division and within areas of new technology development in fields involving computer science, management information systems, mobile networks, content management systems, computer engineering and interactive media broadcasting.
AudioEye has developed patented Internet content publication and distribution software that enables the conversion of any media into an audio-accessible format and allows for real-time distribution to end-users on any Internet-connected device. For more information, visit www.audioeye.com