05404437 is referenced by 42 patents and cites 16 patents.

Apparatus and a method is disclosed for mixing animation sequences with computer graphics information for presentation on a computer display screen. The animation sequences may be stored in compressed format in a standard storage medium. An animation sequence generator retrieves these compressed animation sequences, decompresses them into pixel information, and sends them to a single line store for synchronization with the computer graphics pixel information. Pixels from the animation sequences and from the computer graphics generator are mixed, windowed and overlaid in a digital mixer. The output of the digital mixer is sent to a visual display system such as a video digital-to-analog converter driving a computer display monitor.

Title
Mixing of computer graphics and animation sequences
Application Number
7/975910
Publication Number
5404437
Application Date
November 10, 1992
Publication Date
April 4, 1995
Inventor
Julien T Nguyen
Redwood City
CA, US
Agent
D Alessandro Frazzini & Ritchie
Assignee
Sigma Designs
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/62
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