Resources Contact Us Home
Method and system for merging pixel fragments in a graphics rendering system

Image Number 12 for United States Patent #5990904.

A method for merging pixel fragments to reduce memory usage in a graphics rendering system. In rendering a graphics scene, geometric primitives of objects in the scene are rasterized to create pixel data including pixel fragments representing partially covered pixels. Lists of pixel fragments having color, depth, and coverage data are stored in a fragment buffer. When a new fragment is generated, an attempt is made to merge the fragment with the last fragment stored for a corresponding pixel location. Fragments are merged if they are within predefined depth and color tolerances.

  Recently Added Patents
Block polymers and their process of preparation
Author signatures for legal purposes
Systems and methods for implementing pressure sensitive keyboards
Crystalline form of (R)-7-chloro-N-(quinuclidin-3-yl)benzo[b]thiophene-2-carboxamide hydrochloride monohydrate
Controlling a resource demand system
Data processor and scanner device
Fluorescent dyes, fluorescent dye kits, and methods of preparing labeled molecules
  Randomly Featured Patents
Liquid ion exchange process for the recovery of copper and nickel
Reactive dye composition and the use thereof
Container lift coupling
Belt buckle with interactive dual tongues
Calculation engine for use in OLAP environments
Methods, systems and apparatus for production of hydrocarbons from a subterranean formation
Ejector to reduce permeate backpressure of air separation module
Actuation lever for the actuation of a control lever in an automobile
Multiple bottle carrier structure