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US-8,284,546 Battery connector structures for electronic devices
A portable computer is provided that has a housing. A removable battery may provide power to the portable computer. A connector on the battery may mate with a...
US-8,284,271 Chroma noise reduction for cameras
A system, apparatus, computer readable medium, and method for noise reduction in image capturing devices involving an edge-preserving blur window is disclosed....
US-8,284,205 Methods and apparatuses for load balancing between multiple processing units
Exemplary embodiments of methods and apparatuses to dynamically redistribute computational processes in a system that includes a plurality of processing units...
US-8,284,170 Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for moving on-screen objects without using a cursor
An electronic device with a touch screen display: detects a single finger contact on the touch screen display; creates a touch area that corresponds to the...
US-8,282,261 White point adjustment for multicolor keyboard backlight
There are provided systems, devices and methods for operating a light source to match a white point of ambient light. In one embodiment, a light control system...
US-8,282,002 Multi-barcode scan process
Scanning multiple barcodes, storing different code types, in a single scanning operation and automatically recording the data derived from the barcodes. The...
US-D668,674 Display screen or portion thereof with icon
US-D668,672 Display screen or portion thereof with icon
US-D668,666 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
US-8,281,244 User interface for media playback
A graphical user interface made up of icons representing individual files and collectively forming the shape of a spiral is described along with methods of...
US-8,281,065 Systems and methods for determining the status of memory locations in a non-volatile memory
Systems and methods are provided for storing data in a portion of a non-volatile memory ("NVM") such that the status of the NVM portion can be determined with...
US-8,280,991 Method and apparatus for detecting incorrect responses to network queries
A system that determines if a DNS server suffers from a particular known functional limitation. During operation, the system sends an exploratory query to the...
US-8,280,863 Real-time or near real-time streaming with compressed playlists
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,...
US-8,280,770 Method and apparatus for selling subscriptions to periodicals in a retail environment
A system comprises a point-of-sale (POS) terminal, a POS controller, a retail subscription system. The POS terminal allows a cashier to enter subscription sales...
US-8,280,465 Wireless adapter for interfacing between an accessory and a device
Circuits, methods, and apparatus that provide compatibility among incompatible accessories and portable media players. One example provides an adapter having a...
US-8,280,416 Method and system for distributing data to mobile devices
Embodiments of the disclosure are concerned with a method and a system for distributing mobile applications, in particular to aspects of receiving, processing...
US-8,280,171 Tools for selecting a section of interest within an image
Some embodiments provide a method that provides a display area for displaying an image. Some embodiments provide a tool that when activated generates a...
US-8,280,093 Deformable ear tip for earphone and method therefor
A removable component for use with an earphone is disclosed. As an example, the removable component can be an ear tip. According to one aspect, an improved ear...
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....
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