David Levy (inventor)

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 1989, he started his first company TH, Inc., without venture capital to license his own patents.

In 1999, Levy started a new company, Digit Wireless [1], 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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