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US-8,228,305 Method for providing human input to a computer
The invention provides a method for providing human input to a computer which allows a user to interact with a display connected to the computer. The method...
US-8,228,047 Power converters having varied switching frequencies
Systems and techniques for performing power conversion operations in a portable device are used to convert an input voltage to a voltage at an output. The...
US-D664,144 Electronic device
US-D664,093 Power module
US-8,225,325 Multi-dimensional thread grouping for multiple processors
A method and an apparatus that determine a total number of threads to concurrently execute executable codes compiled from a single source for target processing...
US-8,225,228 Collaborative media production
Methods, systems, and apparatus for collaborative media editing. In one aspect, a method includes presenting, to an originator, an originator interface...
US-8,225,208 Interactive frames for images and videos displayed in a presentation application
A presentation application for framing objects, such as images and videos, is provided. Using the presentation application, the user may select a frame from a...
US-8,225,181 Efficient re-read operations from memory devices
A method for data storage includes storing data, which is encoded with an Error Correction Code (ECC), in a group of analog memory cells by writing respective...
US-8,225,121 Forced idle of a data processing system
Exemplary embodiments of methods and apparatuses to manage a power of a data processing system are described. One or more constraint parameters of a system are...
US-8,225,100 Hash functions using recurrency and arithmetic
Aspects relate to systems and methods for implementing a hash function using a stochastic and recurrent process, and performing arithmetic operations during the...
US-8,225,079 Accelerating system boot using a set of control data recorded by operating system during a first OS boot
A method for accelerating an operating system boot process is disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, during a first operating system boot, information...
US-8,225,061 Method and apparatus for protected content data processing
Methods and an apparatuses that perform protected content data processing with limited access to system resources are described. One or more regions in a memory...
US-8,225,035 Systems and methods for operating a disk drive
System and methods for storing data to a storage device are provided. In embodiments, the storage device may include a disk drive with a solid-state memory for...
US-8,224,972 Invitation to bind to a device
A server device sends a list of account holders together with an invitation to bind to the server. A client device can decide to present the invitation to a...
US-8,224,927 Protocol for remote user interface for portable media device with dynamic playlist management
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-8,224,918 Data synchronization protocol
Among other things, techniques and systems are disclosed for syncing data between a client device and a server. Synchronizing data includes initiating a sync...
US-8,224,751 Device-independent management of cryptographic information
Some embodiments provide an account-based DRM system for distributing content. The system includes several devices that are associated with one particular...
US-8,224,661 Adapting masking thresholds for encoding audio data
According to one embodiment, an improved audio coding technique encodes audio having a low frequency transient signal, using a long block, but with a set of...
US-8,224,086 Methods and apparatuses for restoring color and enhancing electronic images
Methods and apparatuses for color image restoration and enhancement. In at least one embodiment, color signals for individual channels of an image (e.g., red,...
US-8,223,986 Electronic device and external equipment with digital noise cancellation and digital audio path
Electronic devices and accessories are provided that may communicate over wired communications paths. The electronic devices may be portable electronic devices...
US-8,223,875 Beamforming for non-collaborative, space division multiple access systems
A wireless communication system noncollaborative, multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) space division multiple access (SDMA) system determines subscriber...
US-8,223,845 Multithread processing of video frames
Method for determining frame slice sizes of a frame for multithreaded decoding. The frame is encoded using at least two different slice types based on size...
US-8,223,483 Dock with moveable connector for display device
Docking stations with a moveable connector that is more durable are provided. For example, when a portable electronic device, coupled with the connector, is...
US-8,223,482 Portable hard drive and mounting structure for same
A portable computing device having an outer housing, and internal hard disk drive and a shock damping mounting assembly is disclosed. Multiple outer dimensions...
US-8,223,134 Portable electronic device, method, and graphical user interface for displaying electronic lists and documents
In a computer-implemented method, a portion of an electronic document is displayed on the touch screen display. The displayed portion of the electronic document...
US-8,223,082 Slot antennas for electronic devices
Slot antennas are provided for electronic devices such as portable electronic devices. The slot antennas may have a dielectric-filled slot that is formed in a...
US-8,223,077 Multisector parallel plate antenna for electronic devices
Electronic device antennas with multiple parallel plate sectors are provided for handling multiple-input-multiple-output wireless communications. Each antenna...
US-8,222,773 Power adapters for powering and/or charging peripheral devices
A power adapter for a peripheral device such as portable electronics device is disclosed. The power adapter includes a housing that contains electrical...
US-8,220,142 Method of forming a housing component
Electronic devices are provided with housing components that have improved aesthetics. One or more holes may be formed through a portion of the housing and then...
US-8,219,920 Methods and systems for managing to do items or notes or electronic messages
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...
US-8,219,880 Combined single error correction/device kill detection code
In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a check/correct circuit coupled to a control circuit. The check/correct circuit is coupled to receive a block of data...
US-8,219,787 Early release of resources by proceeding to retire store operations from exception reporting stage but keeping...
In one embodiment, a processor comprises a retire unit and a load/store unit coupled thereto. The retire unit is configured to retire a first store memory...
US-8,219,758 Block-based non-transparent cache
In an embodiment, a non-transparent memory unit is provided which includes a non-transparent memory and a control circuit. The control circuit may manage the...
US-8,219,755 Fast hit override
In one embodiment, a cache comprises a tag memory and a comparator. The tag memory is configured to store tags of cache blocks stored in the cache, and is...
US-8,219,580 Dynamic management of multiple persistent data stores
Dynamic management of multiple persistent data stores is disclosed. One or more data objects are associated with a client context, e.g., an instance of a client...
US-8,219,157 Electronic device with shared multiband antenna and antenna diversity circuitry
Electronic devices are provided that contain wireless communications circuitry. The wireless communications circuitry may have antenna diversity circuitry that...
US-8,218,790 Techniques for customizing control of volume level in device playback
User interface signals representing volume change requests are converted to volume control signals using a mapping. The mapping is overridden (modified) within...
US-8,218,509 Dynamic allocation of communication resources in a wireless system
A method of receiving information by a wireless communication device is provided. The method includes receiving a plurality of wireless subframes at a periodic...
US-8,218,380 Degradation equalization for a memory
In an embodiment, an integrated circuit includes a memory and a control circuit configured to cause an inversion of at least a portion of the data stored in the...
US-8,218,347 Stacked memory device having a scalable bandwidth interface
A memory device having a scalable bandwidth I/O data bus includes a semiconductor die having a substrate with a first and a second surface. The substrate...
US-8,218,306 Assembly of a handheld electronic device
Several mechanical features of an electronic device are provided. In some embodiments, the electronic device may include a bezel coupled to a housing. The bezel...
US-8,217,913 Integrated touch screen
Displays with touch sensing circuitry integrated into the display pixel stackup are provided. Circuit elements, such as touch signal lines, such as drive lines...
US-8,217,889 Pulse-width modulation control for backlighting of a video display
A pulse-width modulated backlight control for a video display restarts the pulse-width modulated pulse train on occurrence of a video refresh pulse. In order to...
US-8,217,792 Acceleration-based theft detection system for portable electronic devices
A theft prevention system for protecting portable electronic devices is disclosed. An acceleration sensor detects the acceleration of a portable electronic...
US-8,217,685 Input/output driver with controlled transistor voltages
In an embodiment, an integrated circuit comprises core circuitry and at least one driver circuit. The core circuitry is powered by a first supply voltage during...
US-8,217,619 Portable devices having multiple power interfaces
Portable devices having multiple power interfaces are described herein. According to one embodiment of the invention, a portable electronic device includes, but...
US-8,217,336 Light sensing device having a color sensor and a clear sensor for infrared rejection
A light sensing device has a first filter to block visible light in a light path. The light sensing device also has a first color sensor and a clear sensor, to...
US-8,215,546 System and method for transportation check-in
There is provided a method and system for transportation check-in (e.g., ticketing and identification) via near field communication (NFC) using a handheld...
US-8,215,012 Thermal contact arrangement
A method of manufacturing a thermal contact arrangement. The method including the operations of providing a thermal conductor and forming a first zone having a...
US-8,215,009 Method for manufacturing a plug arm
This is directed to a power adapter plug arm manufactured from a single piece of material. The plug arm can include a plug operative to extend into a wall...
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