Patent Number: 6,674,447

Title: Method and apparatus for automatically recording snapshots of a computer screen during a computer session for later playback

Abstract: A method for automatically recording snapshots of a computer screen during a computer session for later playback, comprises receiving a start indication, and automatically recording snapshots of a computer screen periodically during the computer session after the start indication is reached. An apparatus for performing such function comprises a frame buffer for storing snapshots of the computer screen, a FIFO cache memory, a mass storage memory, and programmed means. The programmed means receives a start indication, periodically copies data from the frame buffer to the FIFO cache memory during a computer session after the start indication is reached, and compresses the stored data before storing it the mass storage memory for later playback.

Inventors: Chiang; Hui-Hwa (Fremont, CA), Lee; Kuo-Chun (Fremont, CA), Chen; Tsung-Yen (Eric) (Fremont, CA), Han; Ching-Chih (Jason) (Fremont, CA)

Assignee: Oridus, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06F 017/30 ()

Expiration Date: 01/06/2021