Patent Number: 8,797,400

Title: Apparatus and method for generating an overview image of a plurality of images using an accuracy information

Abstract: An apparatus for generating an overview image of a plurality of images includes an image preprocessor which preprocesses a new image by assigning the new image to a position in the overview image based on position information contained by meta-data of the new image. A storage unit stores a plurality of images of the overview image and provides the overview image for display. Further, the image processor receives accuracy information of the position information. The image processor determines an overlap region of the preprocessed new image and a stored image within the overview image based on the assigned positions of the preprocessed new image and of the stored image. Further, a controllable processing engine processes the preprocessed new image by re-adjusting the assigned position of the preprocessed new image based on comparing features of the overlap region of the preprocessed new image and the stored image. The controllable processing engine is controlled by accuracy information of the position information.

Inventors: Rinner; Bernhard (St. Radegund, AT), Quaritsch; Markus (Grosspetersdorf, AT), Wischounig-Strucl; Daniel (Klagenfurt, AT), Yahyanejad; Saeed (Klagenfurt, AT)

Assignee: Lakeside Labs GmbH

International Classification: H04N 7/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018