Patent Number: 6,167,473

Title: System for detecting peripheral input activity and dynamically adjusting flushing rate of corresponding output device in response to detected activity level of the input device

Abstract: A networked computer system having buffered user interface includes processor, memory, input/output devices and software for detecting input activity and adjusting flushing rate of the output device in response to detected activity level of the input device. A buffer stores captured data and is flushed when full, when elapsed time since last flush exceeds specified period, or when trigger event is detected, such as keyboard or mouse movement is detected. Flush period is variable according to frequency of trigger event (i.e., while not detect trigger event, extend flush period).

Inventors: Kho; Samuel P. (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: New Moon Systems, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 5/06 (20060101); G06F 013/14 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017