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Wireless connection control
Controlling a wireless connection of a mobile wireless communication device to a wireless communication network. When the mobile wireless communication device...
Cooling arrangement for small form factor desktop computer
A small form factor desktop computing device having a suitable internal cooling arrangement is disclosed. The device can be formed of a single piece seamless...
Common bus design for a TFT-LCD display
Embodiments of the present invention provide for a FFS TFT LCD with a high refresh rate without limiting the aperture of individual pixels. More specifically,...
LCD panel having improved response
A liquid crystal display (LCD) having a liquid crystal layer is provided. In one embodiment, the liquid crystal layer includes a nematic liquid crystal material...
Video communication systems and methods
An image of a background is stored and thereafter removed from a video stream. Substitute background video data is merged into the video stream and provided to...
System and method for sharpening image data
Various techniques relating to image sharpening are provided. In one embodiment, a luminance image is obtained based upon image data acquired by an image...
Generating a three-dimensional model using a portable electronic device
Systems and methods are providing for navigating a three-dimensional model using deterministic movement of an electronic device. An electronic device can load...
Anti-aliasing of a graphical object
A method for rendering graphical data is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes rendering an aliased version of one or more polygons and sampling one...
Touchpad and pick button assembly
A touchpad assembly for use in an electronic device is provided. The touchpad assembly may include a touchpad frame operative to be placed within an opening in...
Secondary backlight indicator for portable media devices
Systems and methods are provided for displaying icons directly on a display, such as an LCD, regardless of whether the display is ON. When the display is ON, a...
LCD pixel design varying by color
A liquid crystal display (LCD) having a plurality of pixels is provided. In one embodiment, the pixels of the LCD each include common and pixel electrodes...
Systems and methods for testing a peripheral interfacing with a processor
according to a high-speed serial...
Systems and methods for testing a peripheral in accordance with a high-speed serial interface protocol are provided. A test system can test a peripheral by...
Selective input signal rejection and modification
This is related to user input devices that accept complex user input including a combination of touch and push (or pick) input. The invention provides for...
Internal edge connector
Edge connectors to connect a daughter or optional board to an edge of a main or motherboard. These connectors may have a low profile or height to save space in...
Audio plug with cosmetic hard shell
Apparatus, systems and methods for assembling an audio plug with a cosmetic hard shell are provided. A plug may be coupled to a cable. An inner member may be...
Portable display device
Trusting an unverified code image in a computing device
A method and an apparatus for configuring a key stored within a secure storage area (e.g., ROM) of a device including one of enabling and disabling the key...
Providing a proxy view for an application in a window manager
A window manager process hosts proxy window objects created by an application in a window manager display structure. A process in a device creates a local proxy...
Fast function call dispatching
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for locating a function call site in a code segment of a running application, the code segment...
3D remote control system employing absolute and relative position
The present invention can include three-dimensional remote control systems that can detect an absolute location to which a remote control is pointing in first...
Device, method, and graphical user interface for managing concurrently
open software applications
A method includes displaying a first application view. A first input is detected, and an application view selection mode is entered for selecting one of...
Layer for accessing user interface elements
A user-activatable dashboard (also referred to as a unified interest layer) contains any number of user interface elements, referred to herein as "widgets," for...
Graphical user interface for browsing, searching and presenting media
Improved graphical user interfaces suitable for reviewing, browsing, previewing and/or purchasing media items are disclosed. The graphical user interfaces are...
Low power peer detection circuit
Systems and methods are disclosed for detecting the connection of a FireWire peer to a FireWire device. In one embodiment, a device may determine whether a peer...
Caching performance optimization
A method for managing data storage is described. The method includes receiving data from an external host at a peripheral storage device, detecting a file...
Synchronization server process
Processing data synchronization sessions includes processing a request to initiate a synchronization session from one or more clients to update one or more data...
Audio jack with included microphone
A connector for receiving a cylindrical plug includes a body defining a plug aperture and a cavity for receiving the cylindrical plug. A plurality of electrical...
Systems and methods for accelerometer usage in a wireless headset
This includes systems and methods for accelerometer usage in a wireless headset. An accelerometer can be used to determine the location of a wireless headset....
Sidetone adjustment based on headset or earphone type
A portable telephony device has a mobile phone housing. Integrated in the housing are memory to store a telephony module, an earphone type detect module, a...
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for location-based services. An event or device condition is detected at a device. A...
Method and apparatus for triggering network device discovery
A compass output in a first portable electronic device is monitored as the first device and a second electronic device come closer to each other. It is...
Multiple-use acoustic port
Two or more acoustic transducers share the same acoustic port in a device. The acoustic properties--such as acoustic impedance and frequency response--of the...
System and method performing quadrature amplitude modulation by combining
co-sets and strongly coded co-set...
A method of encoding a stream of data elements is provided which involves splitting the stream of data elements into a first stream and a second stream;...
Devices and systems for outputting contextual information about an event
for which an alarm is set on an...
The present invention can permit an electronic device to output contextual information about an event when an alarm stored within the electronic device goes...
Integrated circuit with separate supply voltage for memory that is
different from logic circuit supply voltage
In one embodiment, an integrated circuit includes at least one logic circuit supplied by a first supply voltage and at least one memory circuit coupled to the...
Using distance/proximity information when applying a point spread function
in a portable media device
An embodiment of the invention is directed to a relatively low cost technique for improving the sharpness or quality of digital images captured by a handheld...
Image sensor with photosensitive thin film transistors and dark current
An image sensor array includes image sensors having photo TFTs to generate photocurrent in response to received images. The photo TFTs each have their...
Image capturing device having continuous image capture
Methods, devices, and systems for continuous image capturing are described herein. In one embodiment, a method includes continuously capturing a sequence of...
Methods and apparatus for color uniformity
Methods and apparatus for achieving color and luminance uniformity in color output devices. In one embodiment, measurements of luminance and chrominance are...
Multi-context graphics processing
A method of managing multiple contexts for a single mode display includes receiving a plurality of tasks from one or more applications and determining...
Language input interface on a device
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for inputting text. A virtual keyboard is presented in a first region of a touch sensitive...
Systems and methods for identifying unauthorized users of an electronic
This is generally directed to identifying unauthorized users of an electronic device. In some embodiments, an unauthorized user of the electronic device can be...
Accurate and reliable techniques for determining a current status of an accessory device in relation to an electronic device are described.
Tablet device with peek mode operation
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...
Parts manipulation, inspection, and replacement system and method
Manufacturing lines include inspection systems for monitoring the quality of parts produced. Manufacturing lines for making semiconductor devices generally...
Display screen or portion thereof with icon
Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Electronic device with cover