RotoView "Tilt and Scroll" Smartphone Patent Cited 170 Times
HOUSTON, TX - July 31, 2012 - INNOVENTIONS, Inc. has announced today that its key RotoView® "tilt and scroll" display navigation patent for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices has been cited as prior art by 170 different US patents. Patent citations are regarded as a vital indicator for establishing the importance of a strategic patent and indicates key innovative technologies.
"A small percentage of US patents receive more than 20 citations. With 170 citations, including citations from patents owned by major smartphone manufacturers, the RotoView patents have reached another major milestone," said Dr. David Feinstein, president of INNOVENTIONS. "It is obvious that the 'tilt and scroll' view navigation we invented in the late 1990s is now materializing in the smartphone arena."
The citation analysis was based upon data from the US Patent Office web site as of July 31, 2012. (Results are available online.) Major companies that cite RotoView as prior art in their patents include Apple Computer, Casio Computer, Fujitsu, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel Corporation, LM Ericsson, Matsushita, Microsoft, Motorola, NEC, Nintendo, Nokia, Palm, Samsung, Seiko Epson, Sharp, Siemens Corp and Sony.
RotoView provides intuitive single-hand navigation for mobile devices like smartphones, allowing the user to simply tilt the device left-right or up-down to see beyond the virtual boundaries of the display. Under active development since the late 1990s, RotoView is available as a free iPhone app. RotoView demonstration apps will soon be available on other smartphone platforms, including Google Android.
Our goal is the integration of RotoView into the core of all mobile operating systems, bringing fundamental single-hand view navigation capabilities to mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets," said Dr. Feinstein. "As we continue our R&D efforts, we seek a major smartphone manufacturer that will either purchase our portfolio and technology or partner with us to achieve this goal."
Further information is available at the RotoView Web site.
INNOVENTIONS, Inc., a private Houston-based company established in 1984, has pioneered a number of successful electronic devices, including the RAMCHECK portable memory tester.
For further information please contact Scott LaRoche, Director of Sales at INNOVENTIONS, Inc., 10425 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77099. Phone (281) 879-6226. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. RotoView and INNOVENTIONS are registered trademarks of INNOVENTIONS, Inc. Source: INNOVENTIONS, Inc.