Microsoft Wins Patent for Scroll Mouse

Chalk up another technology innovation for the folks in Redmond: Microsoft has patented a scroll mouse.

The software giant was awarded U.S. patent 6,700,564 on March 2 for an “Input device including a wheel assembly for scrolling an image in multiple directions.”

The new twist in the invention appears to be the addition of horizontal scrolling alongside the traditional vertical scrolling capabilities that are common in scrolling devices.

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Chalk up another technology innovation for the folks in Redmond: Microsoft has patented a scroll mouse.

The software giant was awarded U.S. patent 6,700,564 on March 2 for an “Input device including a wheel assembly for scrolling an image in multiple directions.”

The new twist in the invention appears to be the addition of horizontal scrolling alongside the traditional vertical scrolling capabilities that are common in scrolling devices.

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