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US-8,280,038 Microphone line based detection of headset plug removal
Embodiments of the invention include methods, apparatus, systems and means for distinguishing between microphone line signals resulting from: actuation of a...
US-8,279,978 Pilot signal in an FDMA communication system
A method for receiving a pilot symbol in a receiver is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes removing a cyclic prefix from a received sequence to...
US-8,279,836 Soft handoff in OFDMA system
Soft handoff in an OFDMA system is disclosed. If the pilot signal strength for a base station exceeds the defined threshold, the base station is added to an...
US-8,279,625 Printed circuit board radio-frequency shielding structures
Electrical components such as integrated circuits may be mounted on a printed circuit board. To prevent the electrical components from being subjected to...
US-8,279,588 Self capturing and keyed mobile device button
A housing of an electronic device encloses and supports at least one operational component and includes at least one opening sized to accommodate a mechanical...
US-8,279,180 Multipoint touch surface controller
A multipoint touch surface controller is disclosed herein. The controller includes an integrated circuit including output circuitry for driving a capacitive...
US-8,279,176 Mouse with improved input mechanisms using touch sensors
A mouse having improved input methods and mechanisms is disclosed. The mouse is configured with touch sensing areas capable of generating input signals. The...
US-8,278,948 Mechanisms for detecting tampering of an electronic device
An electronic device has a chassis, and a printed wiring board (PWB) having a hole. A fastener is installed in the hole thereby securing the PWB to the chassis....
US-D668,263 Display screen or portion thereof with icon
US-D668,143 Electronic device and packaging therefor
US-8,276,164 Data parallel computing on multiple processors
A method and an apparatus that allocate one or more physical compute devices such as CPUs or GPUs attached to a host processing unit running an application for...
US-8,276,098 Interactive image thumbnails
A computer-implemented method includes displaying, within a user interface, a view pane having a vertical direction and a horizontal direction, displaying,...
US-8,276,076 Methods and apparatus for visualizing a media library
Visualizing and exploring a music library using metadata, such as genre, sub-genre, artist, and year, is provided. Geometric shapes, such as disks or...
US-8,276,074 User interfaces for editing video clips
A computer-implemented method including displaying in a user interface, a first thumbnail representing a first video clip including a first plurality of frames;...
US-8,275,924 Smart dock for chaining accessories
A system for communicating between an accessory and an electronic device includes a first interface, a second interface, and a docking station. The first...
US-8,275,910 Source packet bridge
A communication function between ports on a node that does not require a common time base to be distributed across the network is disclosed. A data stream...
US-8,275,666 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-8,275,424 System and method for controlling a wireless device
A method is provided for controlling operation of a wireless device, including: receiving an initial incoming signal from a remote device in a first operational...
US-8,275,352 Location-based emergency information
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for location-based emergency information. A current geographic location of a device is...
US-8,274,880 Systems and methods for OFDM channelization
Systems and methods for OFDM channelization are provided that allow for the co-existence of sub-band channels and diversity channels. Methods of defining...
US-8,274,583 Radially-based chroma noise reduction for cameras
A system, apparatus, computer readable medium, and method for radially-dependent noise reduction in image capturing devices involving an edge-preserving blur...
US-8,274,536 Smart keyboard management for a multifunction device with a touch screen display
A method is performed at a multifunction device with a touch screen display. The method includes displaying a text entry interface with a soft keyboard in a...
US-8,274,520 Facilitating caching in an image-processing system
Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for performing caching in an image-processing system. The system starts by receiving a filtering query for...
US-8,274,492 Integrated in-plane switching
This relates to adding multi-touch functionality to a display without the need of a separate multi-touch panel or layer overlaying the display. Instead,...
US-8,274,479 Gimballed scroll wheel
An input device that includes both a movement detector, such as mechanical switch, and positional indicator, such as touch pad touch screen, and/or touch...
US-D667,843 Display screen or portion thereof with icon
US-D667,840 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
US-D667,836 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
US-D667,835 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
US-D667,834 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
US-8,272,048 Restriction of program process capabilities
This document describes systems and methods for restricting program process capabilities. In some implementations, the capabilities are restricted by limiting...
US-8,271,872 Composite audio waveforms with precision alignment guides
A technique for aligning a plurality of media clips is provided. One or more intra-clip points of interest (POIs) are identified in at least a first media clip....
US-8,271,832 Non-faulting and first-faulting instructions for processing vectors
The described embodiments include a processor that handles faults during execution of a vector instruction. The processor starts by receiving a vector...
US-8,271,812 Hardware automatic performance state transitions in system on processor sleep and wake events
In an embodiment, a power management unit (PMU) may automatically transition (in hardware) the performance states of one or more performance domains in a...
US-8,271,705 Dual key electronic connector
A connector interface system for a communication device is disclosed. The interface includes a docking connector. The docking connector includes first make/last...
US-8,271,670 Method and apparatus for media data transmission
Methods and apparatuses for processing media data transmitted in a data communication medium. A digital processing system is provided with a time related...
US-8,271,470 Auto-activation of fonts
A method and an apparatus that search for font data associated with an electronic document in a system in response to a font request are described. A font...
US-8,271,445 Storage, organization and searching of data stored on a storage medium
Methods and apparatuses for storing, organizing and searching files stored in a storage device. Backup files may be stored in snapshot-dependent and/or...
US-8,271,114 Protocol for remote user interface for portable media device
Remote user interfaces for portable media devices provided improved access by accessories to media assets and metadata stored in a database of a portable media...
US-8,271,038 Wireless adapter for media player system
A media player system is disclosed. One aspect of the media player system pertains to a docking station that allows a media player to communicate with other...
US-8,270,935 Method and system for prolonging emergency calls
Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that processes a phone call. During operation, the system connects the phone call from a mobile phone...
US-8,270,915 Antenna and button assembly for wireless devices
An antenna and button assembly is provided for a compact portable wireless device such as a wireless headset for a handheld electronic device. An antenna...
US-8,270,914 Bezel gap antennas
Electronic devices are provided that contain wireless communications circuitry. The wireless communications circuitry may include radio-frequency transceiver...
US-8,270,809 Previewing effects applicable to digital media content
Systems and apparatus are described to perform methods including receiving input to apply attributes that represent modifications to appearance of content of...
US-8,270,656 Removable ear tip for earphone
An earphone or a removable component for use with an earphone are disclosed. As an example, the removable component can be an ear tip. According to one aspect,...
US-8,270,630 Automatic and dynamic noise cancellation for microphone-speaker combinations
An audio host device has a headset electrical interface in which a reference contact is shared by a microphone and a speaker. A variable or programmable gain...
US-8,270,547 Channel estimation method and system for inter-carrier interference-limited wireless communication network
A method and system for wireless communication channel estimation. A frequency offset hypothesis is determined. An interchannel interference ("ICI") matrix...
US-8,270,498 Dynamic dithering for video compression
A method and device for dithering video from a decoder. The method and device provide: selecting a segment of video frames from the video; computing a noise map...
US-8,270,246 Optimized selection of memory chips in multi-chips memory devices
A method includes accepting a definition of a type of multi-unit memory device (28) including a set of memory units (24), each having a respective nominal...
US-8,269,816 Video encoding in a video conference
Some embodiments provide an architecture for establishing multi-participant video conferences. This architecture has a central distributor that receives video...
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