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Remote access to layer and 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...
Supplying remaining available current to port in excess of bus standard
Methods and apparatus for dynamically adjusting the amount of power (or current) distributed to one or more connected devices via electrical interfaces. In one...
Data flow control within and between DMA channels
In one embodiment, a direct memory access (DMA) controller comprises a transmit circuit and a data flow control circuit coupled to the transmit circuit. The...
System connections and user interfaces
This description relates to methods and systems for providing a connection from a first system to another system using a server. In one embodiment, a method...
A method, apparatus, and system for performing image sharing. A first computer is coupled to an external device capable of acquiring data. A second computer is...
Automated determination of applicability and value of discounts for a
A method for automatically determining applicability and value of any discounts for a purchase order from a client computer, the determinations being made by...
Automated benchmarking of software performance
Methods for automated benchmarking of views of one or more windows of an application. The methods analyzes content of a window to benchmark views in the window...
Single user input mechanism for controlling electronic device operations
A unique input mechanism for controlling several operations of an electronic device is provided. Using the unique input mechanism, which may be the single input...
Outgoing telephone call indication
A mobile phone has a mobile phone housing in which are integrated an actuator and a telephone module. The actuator can vibrate the housing to give a haptic or...
Creation and management of voicemail greetings for mobile communication
Methods, graphical user interfaces and devices for creation and management of voicemail greetings are disclosed. A user of a mobile communication device can...
Capturing and inserting closed captioning data in digital video
Some embodiments of the invention provide a novel method for processing a high definition ("HD") digital video that includes video data and closed captioning...
Compact housing for portable electronic device with internal speaker
Improved approaches for providing a speaker within a housing of a portable electronic device are disclosed. The housing of the portable electronic device can be...
Earphone with removable component
An earphone or a removable component for use with an earphone are disclosed. As an example, the removable component can be a cap, filter or cover. According to...
Method and apparatus for controlling volume
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for controlling the volume of an audio track. This method represents the volume of an audio track with a...
Antenna selection for MIMO decoding
A MIMO decoder is configured to obtain a channel matrix and generate a Hermitian transpose of the channel matrix. A product of the Hermitian transpose of the...
Communication apparatus and communication method
A communication apparatus including multiplexed data receiving unit that receives multiplexed data including at least audio data, an extracting unit that...
Routing table build algorithm for a routing table that uses a search key
constructed from packet destination...
A method is described that involves, in view of a first default entry for a first subnet that is reachable through a first network service, where the first...
Apparatus and methods for transmission of emergency call data over
Methods and apparatus for providing useful data in association with a high-priority call such as an emergency call. In one embodiment, the data comprises a data...
Methods and apparatus for network capacity enhancement for wireless device
Methods and apparatus for enhancing network capacity in a network comprising multiple wireless communication that overlap at least partly in frequency spectrum....
Systems and methods for cover assembly retention of a portable electronic
This is directed to systems and methods for cover assembly retention of a portable electronic device. In some embodiments, a cover assembly and/or housing of an...
Handheld computing device
A handheld computing device and handheld music player are disclosed. The handheld computing device includes a seamless enclosure formed from an extruded tube....
Dual voltage hot swap module power control
A module hot swap circuit includes a low voltage-drop rectifier adapted to receive either positive or negative voltages of different absolute values. The...
Antennas and antenna carrier structures for electronic devices
Antenna support structures and antennas are provided for wireless electronic devices such as portable electronic devices. Antenna resonating elements may be...
Accessory device for peek mode
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...
Active enclosure for computing device
A computing device is disclosed. The computing device includes a housing having an illuminable portion. The computing device also includes a light device...
Method and apparatus for attaching a flex circuit to a printed circuit
Methods and systems for bonding a flex circuit to a printed circuit board (PCB) using an anisotropic conductive film (ACF) bonding process are disclosed....
Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Method and system for dynamically populating groups in a developer
Improved techniques for automatic (or dynamic) updating (or maintaining) of file groups in a developer environment that stores and executes files are disclosed....
Updating content display based on cursor position
A computer-implemented method can include displaying a display region, on a display device associated with a computer system, corresponding to a container at a...
Methods and systems for managing to do items or notes or electronic
Methods and systems for managing To do items and/or notes and/or emails (or other electronic messages) are described. On exemplary method includes receiving an...
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method that presents a preview of a set of images in a graphical user interface (GUI) of a device. To generate the...
Methods for efficient cluster analysis
Some embodiments provide a method for defining structure for an unstructured document that includes a number of primitive elements that are defined in terms of...
Data scrambling schemes for memory devices
A method for data storage includes defining a set of scrambling sequences, each sequence including bits in respective bit positions having bit values, such that...
Application cache population from peer application
Improved approaches to manage cache data for applications operating in a data center environment are disclosed. Data requests incoming over a network are able...
Variant streams for real-time or near real-time streaming to provide
Methods and apparatuses provide real-time or near real-time streaming of content using transfer protocols such as an HTTP compliant protocol. In one embodiment,...
Systems and methods for providing context-based movie information
Systems and methods are provided for generating context-based movie information. For example, a movie application on an electronic device can obtain show times...
System and method for peer-to-peer communication in cellular systems
Systems and methods are provided for delivering both PMP communications, for example standard cellular communications via a base station, and also delivering...
Location specific content
Systems, methods, and computer program products communicate location information associated with a device, such as a mobile device, to a server. Content...
Video acquisition with processing based on ancillary data
Systems and techniques for processing sequences of video images involve receiving, on a computer, data corresponding to a sequence of video images detected by...
Interference-weighted communication signal processing systems and methods
A level of interference affecting signal components of received communication signals is estimated and used to weight the signal components. The signal...
Enhanced encapsulation mechanism using GRE protocol
Wireless gateway nodes are enabled to support mobile node services, such as content based billing, when a data treatment server is present in the system. Using...
Apparatus and methods for managing access and update requests in a
Methods and apparatus that enable a wireless network to detect and manage impending congestion events caused by a plurality of mobile devices attempting to...
Location-based network detection
A mobile device establishes communication with a number of wireless cellular networks at particular locations and records the locations and network information...
Database of memory read thresholds
A method for data storage includes storing multiple sets each including one or more read thresholds for use in reading data from a plurality of analog memory...
Programming schemes for multi-level analog memory cells
A method for data storage includes storing first data bits in a set of multi-bit analog memory cells at a first time by programming the memory cells to assume...
Highly portable media device
An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device can also function...
System and method for detecting and correcting defective pixels in an
Various techniques are provided for the detection and correction of defective pixels in an image sensor. In accordance with one embodiment, a static defect...
Use of on-chip frame buffer to improve LCD response time by overdriving
A method and system is disclosed for improving the response time of displays, such as liquid crystal displays (LCDs). The method includes receiving a target...
Touch screen liquid crystal display
Disclosed herein are liquid-crystal display (LCD) touch screens that integrate the touch sensing elements with the display circuitry. The integration may take a...