US Patent No: 5,566,098

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Rotatable pen-based computer with automatically reorienting display

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

A pen-based computer including a housing and a flat display integral therewith. The flat display can display an image corresponding to text, data and graphic information in several orientations. A plurality of switches enables the user to select an orientation for the image relative to the orientation of the flat display. In one embodiment the switches are mercury switches positioned to automatically align the orientation of the image relative to motion of the flat panel display relative to the force of gravity. An optional additional switch resets the orientation of the image to a predetermined orientation or prevents the reorientation of the image responsive to the mercury switches.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD.ARMONK, NY570

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Balasubramanian, Peruvemba S Chappaqua, NY 6 206
Lee, Nathan J New City, NY 25 889
Lucente, Samuel A M Stamford, CT 7 194
Sapper, Richard F Milan, IT 35 472

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
D339796 Combined flat panel display and folding stand with user interface control and stylus therefor 31 1991
 
GATEWAY 2000, INC. (1)
* 5,257,164 Counter-top touch-screen interface terminal chassis having a plurality of positions 21 1992
 
Radius, Inc. (2)
D321179 Pivotable display monitor 14 1989
D322063 Pivotable display monitor 10 1989
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
* 5,133,076 Hand held computer 152 1989
 
LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD. (1)
* 5,142,626 Personal computer with removable media identification 18 1990
 
KYOCERA CORPORATION (1)
* 5,109,354 Electronic system pocketbook apparatus 68 1990
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2007/0171,239 Multiple-position docking station for a tablet personal computer 8 2007
 
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (4)
6,226,016 Display apparatus and method capable of rotating an image by 180 degrees 12 1998
6,262,751 Hardware rotation of an image on a computer display 7 1998
6,608,626 Hardware rotation of an image on a computer display 6 2001
7,333,097 Display apparatus and method capable of rotating an image 2 2004
 
DataVentures, Inc. (1)
* 5,847,698 Electronic book device 347 1996
 
SONY CORPORATION (1)
* 2013/0083,073 TILT DIRECTION DETECTOR FOR ORIENTING DISPLAY INFORMATION 0 2012
 
ACUSHNET COMPANY (1)
* 5,688,191 Multilayer golf ball 405 1995
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (7)
* 6,639,603 Hardware portrait mode support 21 1999
6,897,882 Visual output device and method for providing a proper image orientation 10 2000
* 2002/0180,762 Method for changing display direction in a portable telephone 2 2001
* 7,027,033 Display apparatus, rotating position detector thereof and portable computer system having the same 2 2002
* 2003/0122,781 Display apparatus, rotating position detector thereof and portable computer system having the same 3 2002
* 2005/0270,277 Portable computer having display mode changed according to attachment/detachment of pen and control method thereof 13 2005
* 2011/0128,410 Apparatus for and method of taking image of mobile terminal 2 2010
 
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (62)
8,131,647 Method and system for providing annotations of a digital work 26 2005
7,933,839 Method and system for providing annotations of a digital work 0 2005
* 2006/0161,578 Method and system for providing annotations of a digital work 36 2005
9,384,672 Handheld electronic book reader device having asymmetrical shape 0 2006
8,413,904 Keyboard layout for handheld electronic book reader device 4 2006
8,352,449 Reader device content indexing 13 2006
8,051,385 Content selection and aggregated search results presentation on a handheld electronic device 10 2006
8,018,431 Page turner for handheld electronic book reader device 28 2006
7,748,634 Handheld electronic book reader device having dual displays 49 2006
7,694,874 Over-the-air device provisioning and activation 7 2006
* 2008/0164,304 OVER-THE-AIR DEVICE PROVISIONING AND ACTIVATION 159 2006
8,725,565 Expedited acquisition of a digital item following a sample presentation of the item 12 2006
9,275,052 Providing annotations of a digital work 0 2007
7,865,817 Invariant referencing in digital works 26 2007
* 2008/0243,991 Content Purchase and Transfer Management for Reader Device 11 2007
8,990,215 Obtaining and verifying search indices 0 2007
8,965,807 Selecting and providing items in a media consumption system 0 2007
8,700,005 Notification of a user device to perform an action 0 2007
8,656,040 Providing user-supplied items to a user device 0 2007
8,341,210 Delivery of items for consumption by a user device 18 2007
8,341,513 Incremental updates of items 7 2007
8,266,173 Search results generation and sorting 13 2007
8,234,282 Managing status of search index generation 2 2007
8,108,793 Zone-associated objects 7 2007
7,921,309 Systems and methods for determining and managing the power remaining in a handheld electronic device 17 2007
7,853,900 Animations 12 2007
7,716,224 Search and indexing on a user device 40 2007
8,453,051 Dynamic display dependent markup language interface 2 2008
8,423,889 Device specific presentation control for electronic book reader devices 11 2008
9,087,032 Aggregation of highlights 0 2009
8,378,979 Electronic device with haptic feedback 8 2009
D636771 Control pad for an electronic device 1 2009
D601559 Electronic reader device 20 2009
8,832,584 Questions on highlighted passages 5 2009
D624074 Electronic reader device 25 2009
9,262,063 Touch-screen user interface 0 2009
8,624,851 Touch-screen user interface 4 2009
8,471,824 Touch-screen user interface 4 2009
8,451,238 Touch-screen user interface 7 2009
D622722 Electronic reader device 7 2009
9,020,479 Single version of a user device modem for use with different wireless carriers 10 2010
8,965,366 World SIM 1 2010
8,626,165 Dynamic carrier switching 24 2010
8,028,893 Over-the-air device provisioning and activation 1 2010
8,954,444 Search and indexing on a user device 0 2010
8,286,885 Handheld electronic book reader device having dual displays 11 2010
9,116,657 Invariant referencing in digital works 0 2010
8,417,772 Method and system for transferring content from the web to mobile devices 16 2011
D679274 Electronic device 17 2011
D676443 Electronic device 40 2011
9,219,797 Method and system for a hosted mobile management service architecture 0 2011
8,544,749 Over-the-air device provisioning and activation 0 2011
9,158,741 Indicators for navigating digital works 0 2011
8,793,575 Progress indication for a digital work 11 2011
D705775 Electronic device 7 2012
9,313,296 Method and system for a hosted mobile management service architecture 0 2012
8,571,535 Method and system for a hosted mobile management service architecture 1 2012
8,950,682 Handheld electronic book reader device having dual displays 0 2012
9,178,744 Delivery of items for consumption by a user device 0 2012
8,878,809 Touch-screen user interface 3 2013
9,271,208 Dynamic carrier switching 0 2013
9,292,873 Expedited acquisition of a digital item following a sample presentation of the item 0 2014
 
WAKISONI INVESTMENTS PA, L.L.C. (1)
* 2005/0002,158 Mobile computer with foldable keyboard 31 2003
 
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES GMBH (1)
6,230,053 Defibrillator having a monitor with rotatable screen content 10 1999
 
APPLE INC. (3)
RE44103 Portable computers 28 1998
RE44855 Multi-functional cellular telephone 3 2011
RE45559 Portable computers 0 2013
 
CALLAHAN CELLULAR L.L.C. (1)
6,798,649 Mobile computer with foldable keyboard 66 2002
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (6)
7,428,432 Systems and methods for acquiring calibration data usable in a pulse oximeter 229 2003
7,530,949 Dual-mode pulse oximeter 243 2004
7,991,446 Systems and methods for acquiring calibration data usable in a pulse oximeter 131 2006
9,375,185 Systems and methods for acquiring calibration data usable in a pulse oximeter 0 2007
8,532,727 Dual-mode pulse oximeter 71 2007
8,405,608 System and method for altering a display mode 83 2008
 
DROPBOX, INC. (1)
* 6,392,613 Portable electronic device 80 1999
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (2)
* 7,411,579 Information processing apparatus having function of changing orientation of screen image 11 2004
* 2005/0062,715 Information processing apparatus having function of changing orientation of screen image 40 2004
 
AUTODESK, INC. (4)
* 6,115,025 System for maintaining orientation of a user interface as a display changes orientation 88 1997
6,981,229 System for dynamically mapping input device movement as a user's viewpoint changes 20 2000
* 2005/0140,696 Split user interface 7 2003
7,640,515 System for dynamically mapping input device movement as a user's viewpoint changes 3 2004
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (17)
* 5,949,408 Dual orientation display handheld computer devices 144 1997
* 6,661,920 Method and apparatus for multiple simultaneously active data entry mechanisms on a computer system 122 2000
* 6,982,728 Portable electronic system having multiple display modes for reorienting the display of data on a display screen 24 2000
7,406,666 User-interface features for computers with contact-sensitive displays 26 2003
* 2004/0036,680 User-interface features for computers with contact-sensitive displays 19 2003
7,733,637 Keyboard sled with rotating screen 40 2005
7,859,518 Interface for interaction with display visible from both sides 6 2006
7,701,442 Automatic orientation-based user interface for an ambiguous handheld device 6 2007
* 2007/0296,693 AUTOMATIC ORIENTATION-BASED USER INTERFACE FOR AN AMBIGUOUS HANDHELD DEVICE 11 2007
* 2008/0074,400 Input detection system for a portable electronic device 20 2007
* 2008/0117,184 FLEXIBLE SCREEN DISPLAY WITH TOUCH SENSOR IN A PORTABLE COMPUTER 24 2008
8,031,212 Reorienting display on portable computing device 6 2008
* 2009/0015,597 REORIENTING DISPLAY ON PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE 1 2008
8,717,293 Automatic orientation-based user interface for an ambiguous handheld device 3 2010
* 2010/0171,699 AUTOMATIC ORIENTATION-BASED USER INTERFACE FOR AN AMBIGUOUS HANDHELD DEVICE 1 2010
9,261,909 Keyboard sled with rotating screen 0 2010
* 2011/0075,339 KEYBOARD SLED WITH ROTATING SCREEN 6 2010
 
SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
8,773,260 System and method for monitoring a mobile computing product/arrangement 0 2011
* 2011/0205,076 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING A MOBILE COMPPUTING PRODUCT/ARRANGEMENT 1 2011
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
* 2006/0203,014 Convertible computer system 5 2005
 
SILICON GRAPHICS, INC. (1)
* 2004/0210,852 System for dynamically mapping input device movement as a user's viewpoint changes 15 2004
 
LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD. (1)
* 6,229,697 Notebook computer having a resilient, portfolio-type case 13 1999
 
FLASHPOINT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (4)
8,102,457 Method and apparatus for correcting aspect ratio in a camera graphical user interface 3 1998
8,127,232 Method and apparatus for editing heterogeneous media objects in a digital imaging device 8 2007
8,970,761 Method and apparatus for correcting aspect ratio in a camera graphical user interface 0 2011
8,972,867 Method and apparatus for editing heterogeneous media objects in a digital imaging device 0 2012
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
* 6,997,905 Dual orientation display for a medical device 35 2002
* 2003/0233,071 Dual orientation display for a medical device 0 2002
 
LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC. (1)
8,605,091 Enhanced power distribution unit with self-orienting display 11 2008
 
INTERMEC IP CORP. (1)
* 6,177,926 Hand-held computer having input screen and means for preventing inadvertent actuation of keys 179 1997
 
MARQUETTE HELLIGE GMBH (1)
* 6,163,722 Defibrillator having a monitor with rotatable screen content 7 1998
 
ZHENG CAPITAL, LLC (2)
7,289,084 Computer display apparatus 22 2005
* 2006/0187,142 Computer display apparatus 49 2005
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
* 6,943,774 Portable communication terminal, information display device, control input device and control input method 13 2001
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (1)
* 7,499,264 Compact devices with turn and slide concept 4 2006
 
Qurio Holdings, Inc. (1)
9,224,145 Venue based digital rights using capture device with digital watermarking capability 0 2006
* Cited By Examiner