Global Patent Index - EP 1095341 A1

EP 1095341 A1 2001-05-02 - ADAPTIVELY SHRINKING SOFTWARE

Title (en)

ADAPTIVELY SHRINKING SOFTWARE

Title (de)

ADAPTIVE VERKLEINERNDE SOFTWARE

Title (fr)

REDUCTION ADAPTATIVE DE L'ENCOMBREMENT D'UN LOGICIEL

Publication

EP 1095341 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98950979 A

Priority

  • US 9821139 W
  • US 9261598 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0003327A1] Method, articles, signals, and systems are provided for adaptively shrinking software (208). The software includes one or more adaptive features (204). A tracking facility (600) tracks use of the adaptive features (204), and when it is determined that a given feature is unwanted or unnecessary in the software configuration preferred by a given user, a separation facility (602) separates the feature from the rest of the software. The feature is then archived or deleted. In this manner, resources such as disk space are conserved, program load time and memory requirements are reduced, and user interfaces and supporting code are tailored to meet the needs of particular users.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 15/163; G06F 9/00; G06F 9/46

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 1/00 (2006.01); G06F 9/44 (2006.01); G06F 9/445 (2006.01); G06F 21/00 (2013.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 21/00 (2013.01); G06F 8/61 (2013.01); G06F 8/62 (2013.01); G06F 9/4443 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0003327A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

GB IE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0003327 A1 20000120; WO 0003327 A8 20000330; AU 9688298 A 20000201; EP 1095341 A1 20010502

INPADOC legal status


2004-01-07 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030503

2001-05-02 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010126

2001-05-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): GB IE