Heads Up. Hands Free. ICAP Ocean Tomo Announces Auction of Patents for Multi-Use Eyeglasses With I/O Interface From Motion Research Technologies

Mar 24, 2011, 10:29 ET from ICAP Ocean Tomo LLC

CHICAGO, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Available at ICAP Ocean Tomo's Spring 2011 Live IP Auction on March 31st in New York City, this patent portfolio provides a number of compact, mobile systems for displaying data to a user, employing hands-free operation and reducing distraction and inconvenience.

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Key Characteristics & Benefits

This patent lot discloses the following:

  • One patent discloses a cell phone display that clips onto eyeglasses, which also incorporates audible sound and haptic notifications to the user, enabling hands-free response and commands to remote telephone devices.
  • Another patent provides a system for displaying data coupled with an ambient light sensor. This addresses the problem suffered by conventional displays, which become washed out and unreadable when the ambient light exceeds a certain threshold, by using the ambient light to create the display, instead of generating artificial illumination.

Market Potential

This lot should be of interest to mobile phone manufacturers, Bluetooth device manufacturers, and other communication solution providers.

  • Mobile phone sales grew by double-digit percentages in 2010 over 2009, and overall device sales are expected to show 30% year-on-year growth.(1)

To learn more about the assets available for sale in this portfolio:

Contact Dean Becker of ICAP Ocean Tomo at Dean.Becker@us.icap.com

About ICAP Ocean Tomo LLC

ICAP Ocean Tomo is the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP and the world's premier patent auction firm.

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(1) http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1466313