Patent Number: 8,879,844

Title: High-performance closed-form single-scan calculation of oblong-shape rotation angles from optical image data of arbitrary size and location for user interface applications

Abstract: A method and system for calculating oblong-shape rotation angles from optical image data of arbitrary size for user interface applications is described without the need of eigenvector routines and storage of the image data. The oblong shape may be of arbitrary size and location and need not be precisely elliptical. A few running sums are calculated and stored throughout each scan, and the results are obtained in closed form by simple post-scan computation. An algorithmic embodiment can execute on one or more hardware processors with limited or otherwise constrained computation power, available instruction cycles, available memory, etc. Hardware processors may CPUs found in desktops, laptops, tablets, or handheld computing devices. The resulting arrangement may be used for touch or optical user interfaces and other purposes.

Inventors: Ludwig; Lester F. (San Antonio, TX)

Assignee: Ludwig; Lester F.

International Classification: G06K 9/34 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00