Patent Number: 8,817,032

Title: Systems and methods for framebuffer management

Abstract: Methods for managing a framebuffer in a single memory pool comprising frame buffer memory and display list memory on printing devices are presented. In some embodiments, a method for managing at least one pixmap corresponding to an image using equal sized blocks allocated to the pixmap from a memory pool comprises: receiving a request for at least one scanline in the image; securing a pointer to at least one block from the memory pool in response to the request for the at least one scanline, if memory blocks are available in the memory pool; and applying at least one of a plurality of memory freeing strategies, if there are no memory blocks available in the memory pool.

Inventors: Bellert; Darrell Eugene (Boulder, CO)

Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.

International Classification: G06T 1/60 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018