US Patent No: 5,751,979

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Video hardware for protected, multiprocessing systems

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A video controller that enables applications operating in a protected, multiprocessing system to update a video memory at native speeds. In this system and method, each application is assigned a separate physical address region that identifies an alias of an application's window in the video memory. The separate physical address regions provide an addressing mechanism for an application to identify a referenced set of pixels sought to be accessed. A window mapping function within the video controller that performs only those portions of a video memory access request that references pixels contained within a visible portion of an application's window as defined by priority, size and position information in a control structure.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
UNISYS CORPORATIONBLUE BELL, PA1325

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
McCrory, Duane J Malvern, PA 21 442

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NEC CORPORATION (1)
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BROADCOM CORPORATION (49)
6,927,783 Graphics display system with anti-aliased text and graphics feature 6 1999
6,744,472 Graphics display system with video synchronization feature 28 1999
6,738,072 Graphics display system with anti-flutter filtering and vertical scaling feature 15 1999
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6,661,427 Graphics display system with video scaler 28 1999
6,630,945 Graphics display system with graphics window control mechanism 11 1999
6,608,630 Graphics display system with line buffer control scheme 9 1999
6,570,579 Graphics display system 65 1999
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6,975,324 Video and graphics system with a video transport processor 54 2000
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6,768,774 Video and graphics system with video scaling 35 2000
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7,530,027 Graphics display system with graphics window control mechanism 4 2003
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6,879,330 Graphics display system with anti-flutter filtering and vertical scaling feature 3 2004
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7,098,930 Graphics display system with anti-flutter filtering and vertical scaling feature 5 2005
7,184,058 Graphics display system with anti-aliased text and graphics feature 4 2005
7,667,710 Graphics display system with line buffer control scheme 2 2006
7,659,900 Video and graphics system with parallel processing of graphics windows 3 2006
7,667,715 Video, audio and graphics decode, composite and display system 10 2006
7,310,104 Graphics display system with anti-flutter filtering and vertical scaling feature 5 2006
7,746,354 Graphics display system with anti-aliased text and graphics feature 0 2006
7,545,438 Graphics display system with video synchronization feature 2 2007
7,848,430 Video and graphics system with an MPEG video decoder for concurrent multi-row decoding 10 2007
7,554,553 Graphics display system with anti-flutter filtering and vertical scaling feature 4 2007
7,554,562 Graphics display system with anti-flutter filtering and vertical scaling feature 2 2007
7,920,151 Graphics display system with video scaler 6 2009
8,390,635 Graphics accelerator 0 2010
8,493,415 Graphics display system with video scaler 0 2011
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8,848,792 Video and graphics system with video scaling 0 2011
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (4)
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7,598,962 Graphics display system with window descriptors 2 2004
 
AMERICAN MEGATRENDS, INC. (1)
* 7,868,896 Method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for utilizing an alternate video buffer for console redirection in a headless computer system 0 2005
 
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CHIRAZ, ROBERT CARMINE (1)
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CSR TECHNOLOGY INC. (1)
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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VITIE INC. (1)
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8,913,667 Video decoding system having a programmable variable-length decoder 0 2003
7,484,247 System and method for protecting a computer system from malicious software 26 2004
* RE43528 System and method for protecting a computer system from malicious software 0 2010
* RE43500 System and method for protecting a computer system from malicious software 0 2010
* RE43103 System and method for protecting a computer system from malicious software 4 2010
* RE43529 System and method for protecting a computer system from malicious software 1 2010
* RE43987 System and method for protecting a computer system from malicious software 0 2011
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