05956519 is referenced by 149 patents and cites 184 patents.

A multi-standard video decompression apparatus has a plurality of stages interconnected by a two-wire interface arranged as a pipeline processing machine. Control tokens and DATA Tokens pass over the single two-wire interface for carrying both control and data in token format. A token decode circuit is positioned in certain of the stages for recognizing certain of the tokens as control tokens pertinent to that stage and for passing unrecognized control tokens along the pipeline. Reconfiguration processing circuits are positioned in selected stages and are responsive to a recognized control token for reconfiguring such stage to handle an identified DATA Token. A wide variety of unique supporting subsystem circuitry and processing techniques are disclosed for implementing the system.

Title
Picture end token in a system comprising a plurality of pipeline stages
Application Number
82291
Publication Number
5956519
Application Date
May 1, 1997
Publication Date
September 21, 1999
Inventor
Martin William Sotheran
Dursley
GB
Adrian Philip Wise
Bristol
GB
Agent
Clay E Gaetje
Donald Bollella
Robert T Braun
Assignee
Discovision Associates
CA, US
IPC
G06K 15/00
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