December 2012, iWavit Apps are now being downloaded ~2.5Million/year.
Year over year sales increase dramatically. iWavit Basic and iWavit Premium are our best sellers, but we have high expectations for the new iWavit Blast!
November-December 2012, ThinkOptics successfully settles lawsuit with 2 infringing companies.
ThinkOptics licenses key patents and IP to partners.
December 2012, iWavit Blast! launched
This is our 3rd product in the iWavit family. This one uses Bluetooth Smart Technology to communicate to the latest generation iDevices without the need for an Attachment. Also, it can become a wireless food thermometer.
January 2012, The First 1 Million Downloads
iWavit app downloads surpass 1,000,000. We now have 36 iWavit apps.
November 2011, US Patents
ThinkOptics’ 4th US Patent Application receives Notice of Allowance from the USPTO. Claims cover enhancements to the core pointing technology used in Wavit and iWavit products.
September 2, 2011, ThinkOptics files Patent Infringement Suit Against Nintendo
ThinkOptics will assert its patent rights against all infringements.
iWavit App downloads surpass 500,000.
iWavit App downloads surpass 300,000.
January 27-29, 2011, MacWorld Expo in San Francisco
ThinkOptics demonstrates iWavit Premium Kit. All available inventory is sold during show.
January 4, 2011, US Patent Granted
ThinkOptics’ US Patent #3 issues (US# 7864159).
December 14, 2010, US Patent Granted
ThinkOptics’ US Patent #2 issues (US# 7852317).
September 14, 2010, US Patent Granted
ThinkOptics’ first patent issues (US# 7796116).
First iWavit Apps available for free download from Apple App Store.
May 2010, US Patents
ThinkOptics’ first 3 US Patent Applications receive Notice of Allowance from the USPTO. Claims cover core pointing technology used in Wavit and iWavit products.
January 7-10, 2010, Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas
ThinkOptics demonstrates its newest product, the iWavit™ iPhone™/iPod™ accessory in North Hall TechZone (#2235)
ThinkOptics’ new iWavit™ iPhone™/iPod™ accessory is chosen as one of 11 finalists in the CEA-sponsored i-Stage competition for 2009. The winners will be chosen on October 19, 2009.
Spring – Summer 2009
ThinkOptics develops and releases for evaluation its new low-cost, small form factor USB receiver dongle and mini-POD. The dongle is Human Interface Device (HID) compatible which makes the Wavit a “plug-and-play” input device on most operating systems. The new mini-POD is more than 10X smaller (in volume) than the original Wavit POD which permits easier and less conspicuous placement of the POD near the TV screen. The mini-POD can be connected to the dongle or powered via a wall outlet, which permits the PC or set-top box to be located far from the screen.
Oct 2008 UxTV Conference
ThinkOptics presents a long technical paper and demo at User Experience TV conference in San Jose. ThinkOptics also unveils new Wavit TalknPoint with built-in microphone. The living room Skype demo is a hit. Wavit flex circuit OEM modules were unveiled.
September 2008, US Patents Office Actions
After more than 3 years, ThinkOptics’ first series of patents receive office actions.
Q2, 2008, Wavit Eclipse is launched
ThinkOptics launches new and improved 3rd Wavit in polished black with rubberized buttons and brand new slick User Interface, together with new Wavit website and revamped WavitChannels online entertainment portal.
January 7-10, 2008, Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas
ThinkOptics at 2008 International CES, Booth South 2 25663 .
November 13, 2007
ThinkOptics’ first commercial product – The Wavit 3D Media-PC remote control – wins Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2008) Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase Honors Award.
April 28, 2007
ThinkOptics is profiled by San Jose Mercury News Tech reporter Dean Takahashi
Interesting quotes from Dean’s article:
“If Microsoft needs a way to make the Xbox 360 a rival to the Wii, they need look no further than ThinkOptics”
“ThinkOptics has made a pointing system for the computer and TV that makes the Nintendo Wii game console’s newfangled controller look downright primitive.”
The Wavit™ receives FCC certification and is available for purchase from ThinkOptics’ website.
May 1-3, 2007
ThinkOptics showcased its Wavit™ system and officially announced its release for sale in limited quantities.
January 8-11, 2007
ThinkOptics presented its Wavit™ technology and product demonstration at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV.
We had a great reception and we thank everyone who came by. Here is a random example of the impression our product made:
December 5-6, 2006
ThinkOptics presents at the 2006 iHollywood Forum’s Digital Living Room Conference in Foster City, CA.
ThinkOptics’ first public display of the Wavit™ device and technology garners much attention and high praise. CEO Gopal Panchanathan’s presentation is warmly received and leads to ThinkOptics winning the Fantasy $1 million investment awarded by audience.
ThinkOptics officially releases its Wavit™ demonstration kits, including hardware and software SDK, for evaluation and integration by CE and PC customers who are looking to transform the “10 ft interface”.
Fall – Winter 2005
Manufacture of ThinkOptics’ Wavit™ Media PC 3D Remote Control begins.
July 12, 2005
Three US Utility Patent Applications filed.
January 12, 2005
Provisional Patent application (#60/593,413) filed in USPTO. Application discloses core optical pointing and tracking devices and systems.
ThinkOptics officially incorporated.
Spring – Summer 2004
Absolute vision-based pointing and tracking system conceived and initial prototypes developed and demonstrated.