Image Number 17 for United States Patent #4868557.
A video display apparatus for composing video signals for a raster scanned display on a line-by-line basis. Objects are stored in a video RAM and are packed in the RAM without regard to their location on the display. A separate dispatch table contains information on each object and commands. A dispatcher operates on this information, allowing lines of data and commands to be extracted from the RAM as each video line is composed in a buffer.