Accession Number : ADD015307

Title :   Laser Optical Mouse.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, filed 15 Aug 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Snow, Frank J

Report Date : 15 Aug 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : An apparatus for determining distance coordinates along two orthogonal axes for a computer system, where the coordinates represent the position of a cursor on a screen of a display unit of the computer system. The apparatus includes a pair of velocity detectors and an operating device such as a CPU. When the velocity detectors are moved by an operator, each of the velocity detectors detects velocities along a respective one of the orthogonal axes. The detected velocities are converted into moving distances representative of the coordinates through a calculation of the operating device.

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, *CONTROL, *LOCATORS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *ROLLERS, *HAND HELD, ABSTRACTS, AXES, COMPUTERS, COORDINATES, DETECTORS, VELOCITY

Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE