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US-8,958,559 System and method for secure instant messaging
A system and method for secure instant messaging are described. For example, in one embodiment, a first user identifies a second user for an instant messaging...
US-8,958,481 Method and system for video encoding and decoding
Methods and systems are provided for encoding and decoding a video stream. Each picture in a video stream can be divided into slices, each of which contains a...
US-8,958,391 Sending an identifier of a wireless local area network to enable handoff of a mobile station to the wireless...
In a wireless communications network, the presence of a wireless local area network in a cell segment is determined. An identifier of the wireless local area...
US-8,958,300 Quality of service control in multiple hop wireless communication environments
One or more relay stations may be employed along a wireless communication access path between an ingress station and an egress station. A logical communication...
US-8,958,028 Protective film patterning
The patterning of objects (e.g., protective poly-films, heat-spreaders, and other components placed proximate to the backlight of an LCD) with multiple beads or...
US-8,958,014 Capturing media in synchronized fashion
Techniques for synchronizing audio and video content for presentation to a user at a same rate are provided. Streams of content from two or more sources of...
US-8,958,004 Camera-based orientation fix from portrait to landscape
A portable electronic device includes a camera and a display switchable between a portrait mode and a landscape mode in response to an inertial sensor. When it...
US-8,957,944 Positional sensor-assisted motion filtering for panoramic photography
This disclosure pertains to devices, methods, and computer readable media for perforating positional sensor-assisted panoramic photography techniques in...
US-8,957,906 Subbuffer objects
A method and an apparatus for a parallel computing program using subbuffers to perform a data processing task in parallel among heterogeneous compute units are...
US-8,957,874 Touch sensor panel design
A touch sensor panel including a plurality of drive lines crossing a plurality of sense lines, forming an array, is disclosed. The plurality of drive lines and...
US-8,957,865 Device, method, and graphical user interface for manipulating a user interface object
In some embodiments, an electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface displays a user interface object. The device detects a first contact and...
US-8,957,835 Head-mounted display apparatus for retaining a portable electronic device with display
Head-mounted display systems and methods of operation that allow users to couple and decouple a portable electronic device such as a handheld portable...
US-8,957,577 Integrated thermal spreading
Techniques are provided for removing thermal gradients from an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display. In one embodiment, an OLED display device includes a...
US-8,957,337 Rigid keyboard mechanism
A keyboard for an electronic device, including a switch plate configured to be in communication with the electronic device, a key cap movably supported above...
US-8,957,296 Chord training and assessment systems
The invention relates to systems, methods, and apparatus for assessing a musical performance of a chord, a chord series, or a chord progression. The performance...
US-8,956,784 Reduced-weight fuel cell plate with corrosion resistant coating
The disclosed embodiments provide a fuel cell plate. The fuel cell plate includes a substrate of electrically conductive material and a first outer layer of...
US-8,956,718 Transparent conductor thin film formation
Substantially transparent conductor layers in touch sensing systems may be formed by forming a barrier layer between an organic layer and a substantially...
US-8,956,290 Lifestyle companion system
Methods and systems for providing a lifestyle companion system are provided. The lifestyle companion system can provide a platform to conduct a user interview....
US-8,956,036 Method and apparatus for backlighting a device
A light guide panel is disclosed. The panel comprises a plate for dispersing light and at least one light-emitting diode (LED) coupled to the plate for...
US-D722,607 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
US-8,954,871 User-centric widgets and dashboards
User-centric widgets and dashboards are automatically modified to reflect a user's goals and needs.
US-8,954,847 Displays of user select icons with an axes-based multimedia interface
A method of displaying an on-screen graphical user interface, the method comprising providing a plurality of user-selectable icons, and a plurality of content...
US-8,954,837 Context sensitive delimiter insertion when adding references
Context sensitive delimiter insertion when adding references is disclosed. In some embodiments, a plurality of indications of selections of a cell or cell range...
US-8,954,831 Error correction codes for incremental redundancy
A method includes accepting input including at least part of a codeword that has been encoded by an ECC defined by a set of parity check equations. The codeword...
US-8,954,823 Redundant data storage schemes for multi-die memory systems
A method for data storage includes storing data in a memory that includes one or more memory units, each memory unit including memory blocks. The stored data is...
US-8,954,647 Systems and methods for redundantly storing metadata for non-volatile memory
Systems and methods are provided for storing data to or reading data from a non-volatile memory ("NVM"), such as flash memory, using a metadata redundancy...
US-8,954,604 Replication server selection method
A method for a client computer to find a network address of a server computer by searching for the network address using at a backup search procedure if the...
US-8,954,477 Data structures for a media-editing application
Some embodiments provide a method for defining a data structure for representing a media file imported into a media-editing application. The method defines a...
US-8,954,275 Schematic maps
Systems and methods for preparing and presenting schematic maps, which are maps that present information in a format that presents only information that is most...
US-8,954,177 Controlling operation of a media device based upon whether a presentation device is currently being worn by a user
A mechanism is provided for automatically controlling the operation of a media device based at least in part upon whether a portable presentation device coupled...
US-8,954,113 Service provider activation with subscriber identity module policy
Systems and methods for activating a mobile device for use with a service provider are described. In one exemplary method, a mobile device having a currently...
US-8,954,109 Access category enforcement in wireless local area networks
The present invention provides a control function in an access point, switch, or like node on a wireless local area network. The control function operates to...
US-8,953,882 Systems and methods for determining noise statistics of image data
The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for image data processing. In certain embodiments, an image processing pipeline may compute...
US-8,953,833 Systems and methods for controlling airflow into an electronic device
Systems and methods for controlling airflow into an electronic device are disclosed. An airflow control system may include an airflow impedance plate having one...
US-8,953,693 Method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding with...
A method and apparatus for performing motion estimation in a digital video system is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention discloses a system that...
US-8,953,395 Memory with variable strength sense amplifier
Embodiments of a memory are disclosed that may reduce the likelihood of a misread while reading a weak data storage cell. The memory column may include a number...
US-8,953,372 Memory device readout using multiple sense times
A method for data storage includes storing data in a group of analog memory cells by writing respective storage values into the memory cells in the group. One...
US-8,953,116 Media player with machined window undercut and transparent wall disposed therein
A media player comprising a display screen is provided. The media player can include a housing having an opening and an area of reduced thickness around the...
US-8,953,094 Illumination system
A method for capturing an image with an image capture device, such as a camera or mobile electronic device. The method includes initiating a master-slave...
US-8,953,083 Housing camera lens cover using GRIN technology
A mobile device having an external housing that includes a housing camera lens cover made of graded index (GRIN) material is described herein. The housing...
US-8,952,915 Portable multi-touch input device
A portable input device is described. The portable input device can wirelessly send control signals to an external circuit. The control signals can derive from...
US-8,952,899 Method and apparatus to reject accidental contact on a touchpad
In one exemplary embodiment, a portable computer having a display assembly coupled to a base assembly to alternate between a closed position and an open...
US-8,952,895 Motion-based device operations
Methods, program products, and systems of motion-based device operations are described. A mobile device can coordinate operations of a motion sensor and a...
US-8,952,886 Method and apparatus for accelerated scrolling
Improved approaches for users to with graphical user interfaces of computing devices are disclosed. A rotational user action supplied by a user via a user input...
US-8,952,860 Antenna structures with carriers and shields
Antennas are provided for electronic devices such as portable computers. An electronic device may have a housing in which an antenna is mounted. The housing may...
US-8,952,853 Wireless handheld electronic device
A handheld electronic device may be provided that contains a conductive housing and other conductive elements. The conductive elements may form an antenna...
US-8,952,272 Molded EMI and thermal shield
One embodiment of a molded shield can include a cavity to conform to and receive an electrical component, a slit to conform to and receive a metal frame and a...
US-8,951,675 Graphene current collectors in batteries for portable electronic devices
The disclosed embodiments provide a battery cell. The battery cell includes a cathode current collector containing graphene, a cathode active material, an...
US-8,951,071 Contact-support mechanism for increased retention force
Circuits, methods, and apparatus that may provide audio jacks capable of providing a sufficient retention force to avoid some inadvertent extractions of an...
US-8,950,215 Non-contact polishing techniques for reducing roughness on glass surfaces
Apparatus, systems and methods for reducing surface roughness on surface of a glass member using a non-contact polishing process are disclosed. According to one...
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