US Patent No: 5,446,866

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Architecture for transferring pixel streams, without control information, in a plurality of formats utilizing addressable source and destination channels associated with the source and destination components

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An arrangement for transmitting information from a first component of a computer system to a second component of the computer system including a source channel associated with the first component of the computer system; a destination channel associated with the second component of the computer system; apparatus for interconnecting the source and the destination channels; the source channel including apparatus for creating a stream of information in a prescribed format, apparatus for designating a destination channel as an address for the stream of information, and apparatus for transferring the stream of information to the apparatus for interconnecting the source and the destination channels; and the destination channel including apparatus for receiving a stream of information in the prescribed format from the apparatus for interconnecting the source and the destination channels, apparatus for receiving control signals apart from the stream of information, and apparatus for controlling the use of the stream of information in response to the control signals.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
APPLE INC.CUPERTINO, CA10942

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Drako, Dean M Los Altos, CA 23 248
Roskowski, Steven G San Jose, CA 29 560

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