INNOVENTIONS Gets Patent on New Display Navigation Technology for Hand Held Devices
HOUSTON - October 15, 2002 - INNOVENTIONS, Inc. was awarded today US Patent Number 6,466,198 for its RotoView® technology. RotoView technology provides an intuitive, user-friendly way to scroll around the display of any small hand-held device, including PDAs and cell phones, simply by tilting or changing the orientation of the device in the direction it needs to be scrolled. RotoView senses the changes in the spatial orientation of the device and dynamically controls the display's view.
"The inherently small displays used by mobile devices creates a challenge for displaying large amounts of information, especially with a single hand operation", said David Y. Feinstein, RotoView's inventor and President of INNOVENTIONS. "RotoView technology is designed to overcome this challenge."
In addition to the implementation of view navigation based on orientation changes, the RotoView patent also covers various automated methods for entering and exiting the navigation mode without the use of mechanical switches. The company believes that RotoView technology can be easily implemented in most PDAs, mobile phones, game systems and other hand held devices.
RotoView was invented as part of our vision that future hand-held devices will eventually use voice commands in conjunction with RotoView display navigation, instead of the mechanical switches used today", said Mr. Feinstein. "Display navigation is quite cumbersome when relying on voice commands alone. RotoView makes navigation much simpler, eliminating the need for repetitive voice commands. It will be more pleasant for the user," he added.
INNOVENTIONS will be licensing its new patent as well as its other pending US and international RotoView patents to interested manufacturers. Further information is available at the RotoView Web site, www.rotoview.com.
INNOVENTIONS, Inc., a Houston-based private company, pioneered the field of portable memory testers in 1987 with its SIMCHECK and RAMCHECK brands. The Company is also developing various technologies like RotoView and DiskConnector for licensing by other companies.
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