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US-8,572,248 Efficient service discovery for peer-to-peer networking devices
Techniques for discovering and/or advertising services are described herein. A first bitmask is received from a remote device over a wireless network, the first...
US-8,572,215 Remote automated volume mounting
A method and apparatus for remotely and automatically mounting volumes over a network. The invention uses an interface, such as a web browser, to authenticate a...
US-8,572,172 NAT traversal for media conferencing
Methods for establishing a direct peer-to-peer ("P2P") connection between two computers are disclosed. In particular, the methods are designed to work in cases...
US-8,572,069 Semi-automatic index term augmentation in document retrieval
Disclosed are methods and systems for indexing or retrieving materials accessible through computer networks.
US-8,571,583 Tracking area management method and apparatus for long term evolution telecommunication systems
An MME keeps track of network tracking mobility characteristics by periodically updating a TA transition probability matrix derived from a global table that...
US-8,571,502 Adjusting PLL clock source to reduce wireless communication interference
Adjusting a phase locked loop (PLL) clock source to reduce wireless communication (e.g., radio frequency (RF)) interference within a device. The PLL may be...
US-8,571,487 Network status
There are provided systems and methods for providing a network status to facilitate communications. In particular, in some embodiments, a method of operating an...
US-8,571,466 Identifying radio stations of interest based on preference information
Systems and methods are provided for providing recommended radio stations to a user. In particular, an electronic device can compare media from a locally stored...
US-8,571,326 Defining a border for an image
Some embodiments provide a method that provides a display area for displaying an image that includes several of edges. The method provides a border drawing tool...
US-8,571,216 Eliminating plaintext video from external memory
In an embodiment, an integrated circuit comprises a decompressor, an encrypt unit, and an on-chip image buffer coupled to the decompressor and the encrypt unit....
US-8,571,205 Dual-purpose hardware aperture
Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system which supports a dual-purpose aperture for an electronic device. This system includes a first...
US-8,570,907 Multi-network architecture for media data exchange
Some embodiments use several different types of networks to relay several different types of media content among several different computing devices. The media...
US-8,570,827 Physical organization of memory to reduce power consumption
Controllable arrays in a memory may be activated and deactivated independently. In one embodiment, a processor may include a memory. The memory may be a...
US-8,570,824 Memory having isolation units for isolating storage arrays from a shared I/O during retention mode operation
A memory includes an I/O unit that is shared between multiple storage arrays. The shared I/O unit provides output data from the arrays. The memory includes an...
US-8,570,804 Distortion estimation and cancellation in memory devices
A method for operating a memory (28) includes storing data in a group of analog memory cells (32) of the memory as respective first voltage levels. After...
US-8,570,788 Method and apparatus for power domain isolation during power down
An apparatus and method for isolating circuitry from one power domain from that of another power domain prior to performing a power down operation is disclosed....
US-8,570,736 Component assembly
A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms, such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The...
US-8,570,729 Seamless insert molding techniques
Methods and apparatus for using an insert molding process to form a tactilely seamless overall part from component parts that are made from different materials...
US-8,570,449 Light sensitive display with pressure sensor
A system comprising a display having a stack of layers configured to display an image, multiple elements included in the stack of layers and a pressure sensor....
US-8,570,301 Negative pixel compensation
Negative pixel compensation to compensate for a negative pixel effect in touch signal outputs due to poor grounding of an object touching the device is...
US-8,570,279 Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for inserting a character from an alternate keyboard
A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises displaying a first soft keyboard. While...
US-8,570,278 Portable multifunction device, method, and graphical user interface for adjusting an insertion point marker
In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method is performed at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display. The method...
US-8,570,270 Backlight unit color compensation techniques
An edge-lit backlight unit for displays is provided. In one embodiment, the backlight may include a light guide configured to receive light from a light source...
US-8,570,261 Undulating electrodes for improved viewing angle and color shift
The present disclosure generally provides for a variety of multi-domain pixel configurations that may be implemented in the unit pixels of an LCD display...
US-8,570,118 Device and method for cascading filters of different materials
Some embodiments of the invention provide a filter having at least one first filter, each first filter being a band-reject type filter having a first set of...
US-8,569,642 Structurally enhanced switch assemblies
Slide switch assemblies with structural enhancements are provided for use in electronic devices. Slide switch assemblies in accordance with embodiments the...
US-8,569,638 Dome switch array
An array of domes is constructed from a single sheet of conductive material. For example, several domes can be stamped at a preset distribution within a sheet...
US-8,568,184 Display modules
An electronic device may have a display. The display may have active components such as display pixels formed on a display substrate layer. The display...
US-8,567,955 Methods and apparatus for concealing sensors and other components of electronic devices
A concealing structure to at least partially conceal a sensor, light emitter or other component by at least partially preventing reflection of external light by...
US-D692,433 Case
US-8,566,732 Synchronization of widgets and dashboards
Systems, methods, computer-readable mediums, user interfaces and other implementations are disclosed for synchronizing widgets and dashboards.
US-8,566,721 Editing key-indexed graphs in media editing applications
Some embodiments of the invention provide media editing applications with novel key-indexed graph editing operations. In some embodiments, the media editing...
US-8,566,528 Combining write buffer with dynamically adjustable flush metrics
In an embodiment, a combining write buffer is configured to maintain one or more flush metrics to determine when to transmit write operations from buffer...
US-8,566,526 Combined transparent/non-transparent cache
In one embodiment, a memory that is delineated into transparent and non-transparent portions. The transparent portion may be controlled by a control unit...
US-8,566,485 Data transformation during direct memory access
In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a first interface circuit, a direct memory access (DMA) controller coupled to the first interface circuit, and a host...
US-8,566,407 Text-based communication control for personal communication devices
Systems, devices, and methods are provided for enabling a user to control the content of text-based messages sent to or received from an administered device. In...
US-8,566,289 Electronic backup of applications
Systems and methods are provided for storing and restoring digital data. In some implementations, a method is provided. The method includes receiving, while a...
US-8,566,180 Method and system for representing user activity in an online store
Representing activity in an online store is disclosed. Information associated with the activities of a second visitor to the store is received. An indication of...
US-8,566,177 User supplied and refined tags
Managing online content via user supplied and/or refined tagging is disclosed. In some embodiments, a selection of an item available from an online store is...
US-8,566,045 Event recognition
While displaying one or more views of a first software application, an electronic device detects a sequence of touch inputs. The electronic device, in...
US-8,566,044 Event recognition
A method includes displaying one or more views of a view hierarchy, and executing software elements associated with a particular view. Each particular view...
US-8,565,756 Control of measurement messaging in a mobile device
A method to control measurement messaging is performed at a mobile wireless device. The mobile wireless device transmits a first measurement message to a radio...
US-8,565,745 Remote control of electronic devices
A controlling device (e.g., a telephony device) can remotely control various tasks associated with a controlled device (e.g., a personal computer), including...
US-8,565,731 Missed communication handling
Systems, methods and devices for missed call handling are provided. In particular there is provided a method for providing missed communication reminders. The...
US-8,565,709 Digital signal filter
A passive filter circuit filters an input signal to attenuate an undesired frequency. The passive filter circuit includes a first stage and a second stage. The...
US-8,565,523 Image content-based color balancing
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for applying color balancing to at least a portion of a...
US-8,565,444 Detecting stereo and mono headset devices
The present invention includes apparatuses and methods comprising a means for detecting the presence of speakers and microphones coupled to a portable...
US-8,564,965 Compact ejectable component assemblies in electronic devices
Electronic devices are provided with ejectable component assemblies. Each ejectable component assembly may include a tray that can be loaded with one or more...
US-8,564,961 Methods and apparatus for providing holes through portions of a housing of an electronic device
Electronic devices are provided with housing components that have improved aesthetics. One or more holes may be formed through an extruded portion of the housing.
US-8,564,955 Coupling heat sink to integrated circuit chip with thermal interface material
Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for distributing a thermal interface material. The system includes: an integrated circuit chip; a heat...
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