Image capture unit and computer readable medium used in combination with same

  • US 8,693,047 B2
  • Filed: 09/20/2013
  • Issued: 04/08/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/17/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An image capture unit, comprising:

  • means for generating position indicating data instances, wherein said position indicating data instances each includes data derived from translational movement of the image capture unit and from rotational movement of the image capture unit;

    means for capturing an image of visual content; and

    means for deriving from at least one of said position indicating data instances a position of the image capture unit at a point in time when a captured image data instance was one of initiated, completed, and partially completed, wherein deriving the position of the image capture unit includes interpolating the position of the image capture unit from at least one of said position indicating data instances generated prior to a point in time when the captured image data instance was one of initiated, completed, and partially completed and at least one of said position indicating data instances generated after the point in time when the captured image data instance was one of initiated, completed, and partially completed.

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