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US-8,243,905 Multi-participant conference setup
Some embodiments provide an architecture for establishing a multi-participant conference. This architecture has one participant's computer in the conference act...
US-8,243,857 Cordic based complex tuner with exact frequency resolution
Systems and methods are disclosed that include selecting a sampling frequency and a tuning resolution frequency. These systems and methods may further include...
US-8,243,636 Messaging system and service
Embodiments of ihe disclosure are concerned with modification of messages en route to a destination. One such modification is the addition of third party...
US-8,243,626 Estimating user device location in a wireless network
A method of estimating user location involving collecting data from the access points in the network. The data can then be used to define a relationship, for...
US-8,243,617 Automatic detection of channel bandwidth
A step-wise approach to automatically determining the bandwidth of a communication channel includes dividing the channel's potential bandwidth into a number of...
US-8,243,442 Integrated button assembly
An integrated switch assembly is described, the integrated switch assembly including at least an actuator and a flexible membrane mechanically coupled to the...
US-8,243,429 Cold worked metal housing for a portable electronic device
A cold worked stainless steel bezel for a portable electronic device is provided. The bezel is secured flush to a housing to form part of the case of the...
US-8,243,426 Reducing optical effects in a display
One embodiment may take the form of a system for reducing the appearance of optical effects in a display. The system may include an enclosure with a first...
US-8,243,097 Electronic sighting compass
A portable electronic device provides a compass bearing display juxtaposed with or superimposed on a camera viewfinder display. The device includes an image...
US-8,243,041 Multi-touch input discrimination
Techniques for identifying and discriminating between different types of contacts to a multi-touch touch-screen device are described. Illustrative contact types...
US-8,243,027 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...
US-8,243,018 Multi-button mouse
A mouse with multi button functionality is disclosed. The mouse includes a housing that surrounds the internal components of the mouse. The housing includes at...
US-8,243,017 Menu overlay including context dependent menu icon
A video device displays video in one of a plurality of contexts in an onscreen display area. In response to the menu command, the video device generates a menu...
US-8,242,868 Methods and apparatus for configuring a magnetic attachment system
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...
US-8,242,707 Ambient light calibration for energy efficiency in display systems
A method, system, and apparatus that can be used to operate a display device in an energy efficient manner. The energy efficient display device can effectively...
US-8,242,390 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-D665,381 Dock insert
US-8,239,867 Method and apparatus for implementing atomic FIFO
Techniques for implementing an atomic FIFO queue and system for processing queue elements are described herein. According to one embodiment, in a first thread...
US-8,239,784 Mode-based graphical user interfaces for touch sensitive input devices
A user interface method is disclosed. The method includes detecting a touch and then determining a user interface mode when a touch is detected. The method...
US-8,239,749 Procedurally expressing graphic objects for web pages
A graphics object can be expressed using procedural language embedded in a markup language document. In a embodiment, a drawing space is specified in markup...
US-8,239,748 Media stream synchronization using device and host clocks
A synchronization manager synchronizes multiple media streams. The synchronization manager queries a media stream output device associated with each media...
US-8,239,735 Memory Device with adaptive capacity
A method for data storage in a memory (28) that includes a plurality of analog memory cells (32) includes estimating respective achievable storage capacities of...
US-8,239,734 Efficient data storage in storage device arrays
A method for data storage includes encoding data with an inter-device Error Correction Code (ECC), and sending the encoded data for storage on two or more...
US-8,239,709 Managing extrinsic processes
Methods, program products, and systems for monitoring extrinsic processes are described. A monitoring process can monitor one or more target processes. The...
US-8,239,688 Securely recovering a computing device
A method and an apparatus for establishing an operating environment by certifying a code image received from a host over a communication link are described. The...
US-8,239,638 Store handling in a processor
In one embodiment, a processor may be configured to write ECC granular stores into the data cache, while non-ECC granular stores may be merged with cache data...
US-8,239,605 Communication between a host device and an accessory via an intermediate device
A host device and an accessory exchange information (e.g., commands and data) via an intermediate device. The host device and accessory can each connect to the...
US-8,239,595 Communication between a media player and an accessory with an extended interface mode
An interface and protocol allow a media player to communicate with external accessories over a transport link. The protocol includes a core protocol...
US-8,239,504 Synchronization methods and systems
Systems, methods and computer readable media for synchronization of electronic message accounts. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving information to...
US-8,239,356 Methods and apparatuses for data protection
Methods and apparatuses for data protection against corrupted write operations. In one embodiment, a technique of crash protection uses an atomically updated...
US-8,239,351 Methods and systems for managing permissions data
Methods, systems and computer readable media which use permissions checking when deciding whether to allow access to a file are described. In one exemplary...
US-8,239,276 On-the-go shopping list
Systems and methods for providing shopping-related information to a consumer are provided. Embodiments of the system allow a consumer to create an electronic...
US-8,239,234 Freeform communication in calendaring system
A method of sharing a calendar between a plurality of users, the calendar being capable of holding one or more events. The method comprises providing the...
US-8,239,153 Dynamic compass calibration in a portable device
The magnitude of a sensed, raw magnetic field in a portable device is monitored over a given time interval. The monitored magnitude is compared with...
US-8,238,977 Antenna systems with common overhead for CDMA base stations
Systems and methods for use in CDMA antenna systems are provided in which signals each having a common overhead component are transmitted on a set of adjacent...
US-8,238,971 Accessory detection to minimize interference with wireless communication
A wireless handheld device includes one or more antennas and a connector configured to couple with one or more external accessories. The handheld device further...
US-8,238,956 Adjusting power of a control channel based on a characteristic of a message in the control channel
An entity, such as a base station, in a wireless communications network performs power control of a control channel based on one or more characteristics of a...
US-8,238,894 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-8,238,893 Techniques for controlling a portable media device having a radio frequency tuner
Techniques for facilitating interoperation between a portable media device having an RF tuner and an accessory device. In certain embodiments, the portable...
US-8,238,831 Wireless interference mitigation
Mitigating interference in a mobile wireless communication device by using an estimation of the performance impact of interfering signals generated by a...
US-8,238,811 Cross-transport authentication
An authentication controller coupled to a first communication port of a portable media device is allowed to provide authentication on behalf of an accessory...
US-8,238,608 Tracking workflow in manipulating media items
A computer-implemented method is described including receiving input specifying an image frame from among a series of image frames, and automatically detecting...
US-8,238,482 Techniques for improving channel estimation and tracking in a wireless communication system
A technique for performing channel tracking and/or channel estimation in a wireless communication device includes receiving a reference signal and one or more...
US-8,238,460 Method and system for retransmitting data packets
A method and system are provided for minimizing errors by retransmitting packets in a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) space-time coded packet radio. A...
US-8,238,157 Selective re-programming of analog memory cells
A method for data storage includes defining, in a memory that includes multiple analog memory cells, an erased state, a set of non-erased programming states and...
US-8,238,087 Display module
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-8,237,807 Image capturing device with touch screen for adjusting camera settings
Several methods for operating a built-in digital camera of a portable, handheld electronic device are described. In one embodiment, the device receives a user...
US-8,237,723 Deferred deletion and cleanup for graphics resources
A method and an apparatus for maintaining separate information for graphics commands that have been sent to a graphics processing unit (GPU) and for graphics...
US-8,237,712 Manipulation of image content using various image representations
Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems and methods for displaying and updating image previews in the graphical user interface of an application program...
US-8,237,667 Phase compensation for multi-stimulus controller
Determining a compensated phase matrix for a multi-stimulus demodulation process is provided. A first drive line of a multi-stimulus sensing system is selected,...
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