06331856 is referenced by 125 patents and cites 49 patents.

A low cost high performance three dimensional (3D) graphics system can model a world in three dimensions and project the model onto a two dimensional viewing plane selected based on a changeable viewpoint. The viewpoint can be changed on an interactive, real time basis by operating user input controls such as game controllers. The system rapidly produces a corresponding changing image (which can include animated cartoon characters or other animation for example) on the screen of a color television set. The richly featured high performance low cost system gives consumers the chance to interact in real time inside magnificent virtual 3D worlds to provide a high degree of image realism, excitement and flexibility. An optimum feature set/architecture (including a custom designed graphics/audio coprocessor) provides high quality fast moving 3D images and digital stereo sound for video game play and other graphics applications.

Title
Video game system with coprocessor providing high speed efficient 3D graphics and digital audio signal processing
Application Number
8/561718
Publication Number
6331856 (B1)
Application Date
November 22, 1995
Publication Date
December 18, 2001
Inventor
Shuhei Kato
Otsu
US
Genyo Takeda
Hirakata
US
Byron Sheppard
Santa Cruz
CA, US
Nathan F Pooley
Mountain View
CA, US
Jeffrey C Doughty
Palo Alto
CA, US
John Princen
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Harold S Anderson
Morgan Hill
CA, US
Stephen J Shepard
Cupertino
CA, US
Robert J Moore
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Carroll P Gossett
Mountain View
CA, US
Anthony P DeLaurier
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Howard H Cheng
San Francisco
CA, US
Timothy J Van Hook
Menlo Park
CA, US
Agent
Nixon & Vanderhye P C
US
Assignee
Silicon Graphics
CA, US
Nintendo
US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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