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Patent Title: Video display controller, user interface and programming structure for such interface

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US5657091
Issue Date: 08-12-1997
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File Date:11-01-1995

Abstract: The use of video/audio signal streams such as in the past have been distributed by broadcast over radio frequency bands or by cable distribution, or made available from video recorder/player devices such as cassette recorders or video disc players, or made available from direct, live sources such as cameras, game systems or computers. In accordance with this invention, programs stored in memory devices associated with microcontrollers controlling the display to a user are constructed in a language which uses layered statements, each of which can have a description portion, an action portion, and a unique connecting character.


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