06597363 is referenced by 133 patents.

Graphics processors and methods are described that encompass numerous substructures including specialized subsystems, subprocessors, devices, architectures, and corresponding procedures. Embodiments of the invention may include one or more of deferred shading, a bled frame buffer, and multiple-stage hidden surface removal processing, as well as other structures and/or procedures. Embodiments of the present invention are designed to provide high-performance 3D graphics with Phong shading, subpixel anti-aliasing, and texture- and bump-mappings.

Title
Graphics processor with deferred shading
Application Number
9/378637
Publication Number
6597363 (B1)
Application Date
August 20, 1999
Publication Date
July 22, 2003
Inventor
Nathan D Tuck
San Diego
CA, US
Sushma S Trivedi
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Jason R Redgrave
Mountain View
CA, US
Matthew N Papakipos
Menlo Park
CA, US
Sam Ng
Fremont
CA, US
Sidong Li
San Jose
CA, US
Hengwei Hsu
Fremont
CA, US
Thomas Y Ho
Fremont
CA, US
Zhaoyu Gong
Cupertino
CA, US
Emerson S Fang
Fremont
CA, US
Stephen L Dodgen
Boulder Creek
CA, US
George Cuan
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Joseph P Bratt
San Jose
CA, US
Jack Benkual
Cupertino
CA, US
Vaughn T Arnold
Scotts Valley
CA, US
Richard E Hessel
Pleasanton
CA, US
Jerome F Duluk Jr
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Dorsey & Whitney
US
Agent
R Michael Ananian
US
Assignee
Apple Computer
CA, US
IPC
G06T 1/20
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