Interactive television graphics interface

DC
  • US 5,610,665 A
  • Filed: 12/21/1994
  • Issued: 03/11/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/12/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An interactive television graphics apparatus comprising:

  • video input means for receiving a background video signal, said background video signal including at least one graphics control signal for performing one or more of the following functions;

    selecting a locally generated graphic image overlay component, positioning a graphic image overlay component, and defining a bit map of a graphic image overlay component;

    memory means for storing at least one graphic image overlay component, including one or more of;

    a locally generated graphic image overlay component, and a bit map of a graphic image overlay component received from said video input means; and

    processor means, coupled to said video input means and said memory means for receiving said graphics control signals and generating a graphic image as an overlay over said background video in response to received graphics control signals,wherein said graphics control signals comprise signals for selecting a graphic image stored in said display means.

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