Apparatus and method for assembling content addressable video

  • US 5,684,514 A
  • Filed: 05/16/1994
  • Issued: 11/04/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/11/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for assembling content addressable video, comprising:

  • video storage which stores a plurality of frames of video data in storage locations having addresses, each frame defining a video image having a content for display;

    tag storage which stores tags for associated frames of video data in the plurality, the tags indicating the contents of the video images defined by the associated frames;

    processing resources, connected with the tag storage and the video storage, including resources that execute first program steps which assemble a content video image in response to the tags, the content video image including positions for corresponding flames of video data in the plurality; and

    the processing resources including resources that execute second program steps which associate positions in the content video image with addresses of storage locations storing corresponding flames of video data.

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