David H Andrews, Phillip H Lucht, Leland K Putnam: System and method for a data processing pipeline. Robert Bosch Corporation, Workman Nydegger & Jensen, February 24, 1987: US04646075 (121 worldwide citation)

An electronic data processing pipeline system and method for processing encoded control points representing graphical illustrations. The pipeline comprises a number of separate micro-programmed circuit cards, each of which are programmed to perform a specific processing operation.

Leland K Putnam, Phillip H Lucht, David K Blair, Scott K Pritchett: System and method for high speed computer graphics image computation using a parallel connected, asynchronous multiprocessor ring coupled to a synchronous special purpose video processing ring. BTS Broadcast Television Systems, Workman Nydegger Jensen, November 16, 1993: US05262965 (24 worldwide citation)

A high performance computer graphics image computation system architecture is disclosed. The system architecture includes a computational processor ring which includes a plurality of closely coupled computational subsystems. The computational subsystems operate asynchronously and each is interconnec ...

Leland K Putnam: Data synchronizing system for multiple memory array processing field organized data. Philips Electronics N A Corporation, Michael E Belk, June 29, 1999: US05917482 (7 worldwide citation)

A data system includes a memory array operative together with a memory controller and a processor. The processor includes a control input which receives user commands. A plurality of data channels are provided for output and input of independent data streams from and to the memory array. A field rat ...