05566098 is referenced by 116 patents and cites 7 patents.

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.

Title
Rotatable pen-based computer with automatically reorienting display
Application Number
975834
Publication Number
5566098
Application Date
January 30, 1995
Publication Date
October 15, 1996
Inventor
Nathan J Lee
New City
NY, US
Richard F Sapper
Milan
IT
Peruvemba S Balasubramanian
Chappaqua
NY, US
Samuel A M Lucente
Stamford
CT, US
Agent
Calfee Halter & Griswold
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 1/00
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