- David Levy (inventor)
David Levy - inventor with over a dozen patents, he also served as "Inventor in Residence" to Arthur D. Little Consulting. He received his B.S., M.S. (1987) and Ph.D. (1997) in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He is a Manhattan Beach, California native, but now resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In 1999, Levy started a new company, Digit Wireless , with the help of angel investors and venture capital. Digit Wireless was started with the purpose of developing Levy's Fastap keypad technology for cell phones/ PDA devices. As of 2007, there have been 3 Fastap-enabled cell phones introduced in North America -- 2 of them in Canada and one in the United States.
- Peelables—layered self-adhering labels that peel off to uncover new ones, licensed to 3M and BASF for video cassettes and computer diskettes.
- Fastap keypad, formerly known as OneTouch. Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's smallest keypad
- Wedgie bicycle seat lock, to prevent bicycle seats from being stolen
- Improved Vascular Splicing Method" using biocompatible O-rings to minimize blood contamination and reduce the time to seal blood vessels during surgery;
- Pass-It TV remote control, designed to be thrown around like a football (co-invented with 1997 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize winner Nathan Kane).
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