"PetChatz" Secures Key Patents for Two-Way Pet Communications Systems

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PetChatz – developed by Anser Innovation – set to enter the market with U.S. patent-protected two-way video, voice, treat and scent dispensing system.

With new and innovative pet technology applications, devices and systems entering the marketplace daily, Anser Innovation announces it has secured essential patents for its PetChatz TM Greet & Treat TM videophone for a two-way pet video, voice, treat and scent dispensing system.

Available for pre-order today and shipping in early 2014, PetChatz allows pet parents to have physical interaction with their pets from anywhere, anytime through their smartphones, tablets or computers.

The PetChatz unit is a small, sleek and durable system that mounts to any wall or kennel and lets owners and their pets see each other, hear each other and speak to each other. By clicking an icon, parents can also dispense a treat, provide a soothing scent and record and share videos of their pets’ shenanigans.

The Unites States Department of Commerce’s Patent and Trademark Office has issued three patents that assign intellectual property coverage to Anser Innovation and PetChatz for:

  •     A method of real-time communication with an animal via a communication device comprised of a housing, power supply, microcontroller, speaker, camera, telecommunications circuitry and food (treat) dispenser
  •     A method of dispensing food (treat) to an animal
  •     A method of receiving and displaying a video signal
  •     A method of releasing scent and activating a fan to direct the scent from a scent reservoir

Its patent numbers are:

  •     U.S. Patent No. 7,654,230
  •     U.S. Patent No. 7,878,152
  •     U.S. Patent No. 8,201,522

PetChatz is the only commercialized pet communications device with U.S. patents for a two-way video, voice, treat and scent dispensing system.

PetChatz was invented by Dr. Mark Kroll, a former medical technology executive and holder of 349+ patents. Kroll invented PetChatz after realizing the potential for marrying advances in two-way remote communications technology with the unique emotional connection between pet owners and their companions.

About Anser Innovation
About Anser Innovation Anser Innovation (http://www.AnserInnovation.com) is a technology company developing internet-based software and hardware to enhance remote interaction. Anser's vision is to connect the disconnected, focusing on market segments where remote connection is currently difficult or impossible. Its first target is the retail pet market with PetChatz (http://www.PetChatz.com). Future markets include the aging adult and dependent child markets. It’s led by Lisa Lavin, a former veterinary medicine professional, seasoned business executive and fourth-generation entrepreneur.

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