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US-8,989,455 Enhanced face detection using depth information
A method for face detection includes capturing a depth map and an image of a scene and selecting one or more locations in the image to test for presence of...
US-8,989,428 Acoustic systems in electronic devices
A mobile electronic device including a processor, a first electrical component including at least one contact area, and a second electrical component including...
US-8,989,298 Data encoding based on notch filtering to prevent desense
In one embodiment, a data encoder for a component (such as an integrated circuit) may encode data to be transmitted from the component to another component in a...
US-8,989,270 Optimized search for reference frames in predictive video coding system
A system and method for efficiently performing motion estimation during temporal prediction for coding. When a new frame is presented for coding, an encoder may...
US-8,989,206 MAC packet data unit construction for wireless system
A method for wireless communication using MAC PDUs. The method includes determining one or more characteristics of a service flow and selecting on the basis of...
US-8,989,148 Method and system for providing an uplink structure and minimizing pilot signal overhead in a wireless...
An uplink control structure and pilot signal having minimal signal overhead for providing channel estimation and data demodulation in a wireless communication...
US-8,989,096 Application-aware radio power saving
In order to facilitate reduced power consumption of an electronic device (such as a smartphone) when communicating with another electronic device (such as an...
US-8,989,071 Inter-chip data communications with power-state transition management
A method includes inter-chip data communications between a power-managed integrated circuit (IC) and a peer IC. The peer IC generates a data frame and prepends...
US-8,989,035 Method for power saving for wireless device in discontinuous reception mode
A methodology for determining a periodicity of a neighbor cell search for a cellular mobile device is disclosed. The neighbor cell searches may be conducted...
US-8,988,978 System and method for improved connectivity in GPRS/EGPRS mobile environment for streaming service
A system and method to select a modulation coding scheme of a mobile device including establishing a connection between the mobile device and a remote device...
US-8,988,957 Sense amplifier soft-fail detection circuit
A sense amplifier test circuit that may allow for detecting soft failures may include a voltage generator circuit, a sense amplifier, and a detection circuit....
US-8,988,898 Power cable having security feature
Apparatus that may help identify unauthorized removal of goods while maintaining a pleasing physical appearance, avoiding theft misidentifications, and allowing...
US-8,988,890 Component mounting structures with breakaway support tabs
Components may be mounted to printed circuit substrates using solder. A breakaway support tab may be detachably connected to a component and may help prevent...
US-8,988,876 Magnetic attachment unit
A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a...
US-8,988,636 Methods for trimming polarizers in displays
An electronic device is provided with a display such as a liquid crystal display mounted in an electronic device housing. The display has a layer of liquid...
US-8,988,628 Coated chassis for liquid crystal display
A coated chassis is disclosed. The chassis can be made from a non-conductive material and can be operable to support a display. A conductive material can be...
US-8,988,624 Display pixel having oxide thin-film transistor (TFT) with reduced loading
Disclosed embodiments relate to a thin-film transistor (TFT) for use in a display device. The display device may include a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel...
US-8,988,602 Camera voice coil motor with resilient stop
A camera module includes a body having recesses in a first datum surface. A filleted edge may join the recesses to the first datum surface. An image sensor is...
US-8,988,564 Digital camera with light splitter
A digital camera component is described that has a light splitter cube having an entrance face to receive incident light from a camera scene. The cube splits...
US-8,988,563 Dual parallel processing of frames of raw image data
Systems, methods, and devices for dual processing of raw image data by main image processing and alternative image processing capabilities of an electronic...
US-8,988,480 Use of an earpiece acoustic opening as a microphone port for beamforming applications
A mobile multi-function device that includes a speaker, two or more microphones, and a beamformer processor is described. The beamformer processor uses the...
US-8,988,471 Systems and methods for dynamic dwelling time for tuning display to reduce or eliminate mura artifact
Systems and methods for calibrating an electronic display to reduce or eliminate a mura artifact are provided. The mura artifact may be due to differential...
US-8,988,456 Generating digital media presentation layouts dynamically based on image features
Methods, apparatuses, and systems for generating digital media presentation layouts dynamically based on image features. Multiple digital images are received....
US-8,988,442 Asynchronous notifications for concurrent graphics operations
A method and an apparatus for notifying a display driver to update a display with a graphics frame including multiple graphics data rendered separately by...
US-8,988,426 Methods and apparatus for rendering labels based on occlusion testing for label visibility
Methods and apparatus for a map tool displaying a three-dimensional view of a map region, where the map tool determines whether or not partially occluded labels...
US-8,988,408 Variable-bias power supply
A responsive, low-power display panel power supply is provided. In one embodiment, such a display panel power supply may include a regulator whose...
US-8,988,396 Piezo-based acoustic and capacitive detection
One particular implementation conforming to aspects of the present disclosure takes the form of an input device for a computing system. The input device...
US-8,988,390 Frequency agile touch processing
A touch input device configured to maintain system performance despite a changing master clock frequency is provided. The touch input device includes one or...
US-8,988,384 Force sensor interface for touch controller
A force sensor interface in a touch controller of a touch sensitive device is disclosed. The force sensor interface can couple to touch circuitry to integrate...
US-8,988,341 Camera-assisted motion estimation for application control
Embodiments of the present invention generate estimates of device motion from two data sources on a computing device--a motion sensor and a camera. The device...
US-8,988,334 Column inversion techniques for improved transmittance
Present techniques involve methods and systems of inversion patterns for pixels in a display. Inversion techniques involve driving image signals having a first...
US-8,988,107 Integrated circuit including pulse control logic having shared gating control
An integrated circuit with a pulse clock unit having shared gating control includes one or more logic blocks, each including a clock distribution network...
US-8,987,652 Electronic device with display and low-noise ambient light sensor with a control circuitry that periodically...
An electronic device may be provided that has a display. The display may produce stray light when producing images for a user. The electronic device may have an...
US-8,987,049 Gate insulator loss free etch-stop oxide thin film transistor
A method is provided for fabricating a thin-film transistor (TFT). The method includes forming a semiconductor layer over a gate insulator that covers a gate...
US-8,987,027 Two doping regions in lightly doped drain for thin film transistors and associated doping processes
A method is provided for fabricating thin-film transistors (TFTs) for an LCD having an array of pixels. The method includes depositing a first photoresist layer...
US-8,986,866 Fault detection and monitoring in batteries
The disclosed embodiments provide a battery pack that includes a fault-monitoring mechanism for detecting faults in the battery pack and indicating the faults...
US-8,986,582 Compartmentalized pellet for improved contaminant removal
This invention is to an improved method for cleaning contaminated polymer when that polymer is to be blended with clean material. The method involves combining...
US-8,986,029 Dock connector with compliance mechanism
Docking stations having a connector with a compliance mechanism to provide improved durability and flexibility are provided herein. The compliance mechanism may...
US-D725,134 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
US-D725,125 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
US-8,984,537 Maintaining data states upon forced exit
Methods, program products, and systems of maintaining data states upon forced exit are disclosed. In one aspect, an application program executing on the mobile...
US-8,984,442 Method and system for upgrading a previously purchased media asset
Systems, graphical user interfaces and methods for upgrading from one or more digital media assets to a set of digital media assets over a network are...
US-8,984,431 Device, method, and graphical user interface for moving a current position in content at a variable scrubbing rate
A method is performed by an electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface. The method includes: displaying a progress icon; while providing...
US-8,984,430 Feed for enhanced web browsing
User input is received to create a bookmark in a web browser for a non-feed Uniform Resource Locator (URL). A web feed associated with the non-feed URL is...
US-8,984,284 Method and system for verifying entitlement to access content by URL validation
Aspects include a mechanism of entitling users to transacted-for digital content access, indicating download authorization with discrete authentication URLs,...
US-8,984,267 Pinning boot data for faster boot
Methods and apparatus are provided for reducing computer system boot up times in systems with composite HDD-SSD storage devices. Booting a computer system...
US-8,984,262 Generate predicates instruction for processing vectors
The described embodiments include a processor that executes a vector instruction. The processor starts by receiving a first input vector, a second input vector,...
US-8,984,251 Hinting of deleted data from host to storage device
A storage device includes a memory and a processor. The processor is configured to store data items for a host in respective logical addresses, to identify a...
US-8,984,227 Advanced coarse-grained cache power management
Methods and apparatuses for reducing power consumption of a system cache within a memory controller. The system cache includes multiple ways, and each way is...
US-8,984,188 External contact connector
A plug connector with external contacts is provided. The connector has one pair of contacts for transmitting data and one pair of contacts for receiving data....
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