Patent Number: 7,786,996

Title: System and method for object oriented hardware including cross-point switch interconnecting modules with I/O

Abstract: A system of inter-connectable modules that can be used to build consumer electronic sub-systems and products. Familial features are included for easy setup and control. Data is passed between modules using a common interface to permit easy routing and reconfiguration of data flows.

Inventors: Unger; Robert Allan (El Cajon, CA)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: G06T 1/20 (20060101); G09G 5/00 (20060101); G06F 3/00 (20060101); G06F 13/12 (20060101); G06F 9/44 (20060101); G06F 15/76 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018