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Menu creation on Demand

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000127904D
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-14
Document File: 2 page(s) / 30K

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Ashish Garg: INVENTOR

Abstract

This innovation optimizes the resources used by applications and keeps the memory (RAM) available for other processes to perform better. This also helps in reducing graphical artifacts on the screen. The Menu on the television has a lot of layers for the user to browse through. One way to produce the menu system is to create all of the pieces of the menu when the user launches it on the screen. That would take up a lot of memory and would affect overall performance of the system. Hence, this innovation was made such that the menu is created on user request only. For example, if the user is browsing through the menu in the 4th layer of item 2, then the tree of item 2 up until the 4th layer only is created in the memory. The rest of the menu is not yet created. When the user leaves the item 2 and goes to item 3, the tree of the item 2 is deleted from the memory and tree of item 3 is created only to the level where the user browsed up to. Hence, 7 items are being looked at, with an approximate ratio of 1:7 of memory usage in the innovation case to the other. All of this is done with negligible affect on performance. This design also helps the cleaning up of the graphical content effectively, therefore preventing the graphical artifacts, which are called “dirty areas”.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Sony Corporation

                                                                                                                                                                Sony Electronics Inc.

IPD Case #50V8220

Title:

Menu creation on Demand

Description of the Invention:

This innovation optimizes the resources used by applications and keeps the memory (RAM) available for other processes to perform better.  This also helps in reducing graphical artifacts on the screen.  The Menu on the television has a lot of layers for the user to browse through.  One way to produce the menu system is to create all of the pieces of the menu when the user launches it on the screen.  That would take up a lot of memory and would affect overall performance of the system.  Hence, this innovation was made such that the menu is created on user request only.  For example, if the user is browsing through the menu in the 4th layer of item 2, then the tree of item 2 up until the 4th layer only is created in the memory.  The rest of the menu is not yet created.  When the user leaves the item 2 and goes to item 3, the tree of the item 2 is deleted from the memory and tree of item 3 is created only to the level where the user browsed up to. Hence, 7 items are being looked at, with an approximate ratio of 1:7 of memory usage in the innovation case to the other.  All of this is done with neg...