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US-8,249,237 Heterogeneous video conferencing
Some embodiments provide an architecture for establishing a multi-participant conference. This architecture has one participant's computer in the conference act...
US-8,249,185 Systems for processing differentiated hierarchical modulation used in radio frequency communications
The present invention employs hierarchical modulation to simultaneously transmit data over different modulation layers using a carrier RF signal. Each...
US-8,249,184 Content differentiated hierarchical modulation used in radio frequency communications
The present invention employs hierarchical modulation to simultaneously transmit data over different modulation layers using a carrier RF signal. Each...
US-8,249,024 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-8,248,968 Method and apparatus for providing mobile inter-mesh communication points in a multi-level wireless mesh network
A mobile backhaul inter-mesh communication point forms an interface between a wireless mesh network on a first level and a wireless mesh network on a second,...
US-8,248,831 Rejuvenation of analog memory cells
A method for data storage in a memory that includes multiple analog memory cells fabricated using respective physical media, includes identifying a group of the...
US-8,248,777 Viscoelastic material for shock protection in an electronic device
This invention is directed to reducing the effect of shocks on electronic device components. The electronic device component may be surrounded by a boundary...
US-8,248,554 Edge-lit backlight unit with thin profile
An edge-lit backlight unit for a display is provided. In one embodiment, the backlight unit may include a light guide configured to receive light from a source...
US-8,248,421 DisplayPort control and data registers
Circuits, methods, and apparatus for registers to store information that may be used by devices in a display system. One example provides control and data...
US-8,248,095 Compensating for aging in integrated circuits
An age compensation method and apparatus for an integrated circuit (IC). An IC may be configured to operate at an initial operating voltage at the beginning of...
US-8,247,721 Hold switch
This invention is directed to a switch for use in an electronic device. As the user actuates the switch, different labels may be visible to indicate to the user...
US-8,246,467 Interactive gaming with co-located, networked direction and location aware devices
An interactive game environment includes two or more co-located, networked, direction and location aware interactive game devices. The game devices share a...
US-8,246,383 Sealed connectors for portable electronic devices
A portable electronic device may have a sealed connector secured within a device housing. The sealed connector may have a metal shell. A plastic contact housing...
US-8,246,359 Multi-pin connector for advanced signaling
Receptacle connectors and male plug connectors having a reduced size in at least one direction can be provided. One example reduces height by not including a...
US-8,245,924 Techniques and systems for supporting podcasting
Improved podcasts and techniques that facilitate their use are disclosed. The improved techniques can pertain to creating, publishing, hosting, accessing,...
US-D665,820 Media device
US-D665,819 Electronic device
US-D665,818 Icon for a portion of a display screen
US-D665,774 Electronic device
US-8,245,156 Radial menu selection
A method comprising of displaying a GUI object is disclosed. The method displays a first graphical user interface (GUI) object with multiple selectable GUI...
US-8,245,152 Method and apparatus to accelerate scrolling for buffered windows
Methods and apparatuses to accelerate scrolling for buffered windows. In one aspect of the invention, a method to scroll a buffered window on a data processing...
US-8,245,147 System and method for reordering a user interface
Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable storage media for customizing a user interface. The method displays...
US-8,245,092 Method for efficient control signaling of two codeword to one codeword transmission
In a wireless communication system (200), a compact control signaling scheme is provided for signaling the selected retransmission mode and codeword identifier...
US-8,244,981 Combined transparent/non-transparent cache
In one embodiment, a memory that is delineated into transparent and non-transparent portions. The transparent portion may be controlled by a control unit...
US-8,244,712 Localized viewing of file system names
The elements of a file system contain information that provides language-specific views of the file system. An indicator in each element enables a quick...
US-8,244,687 Persistent state database for operating system services
A database is used to store user interface state information. The database is accessed by a key having a service ID field, a caller ID field, and a caller...
US-8,244,600 Presentation of information or representations pertaining to digital products available for digital distribution
Improved methods, systems, graphical user interfaces and computer program code for presenting representations or information concerning digital products are...
US-8,244,296 Dynamic thermal control for wireless transceivers
Methods and apparatus for dynamic thermal management and control within, e.g., small form-factor wireless devices such as laptop computers or cellular...
US-8,244,171 Identifying radio stations of interest based on preference information
Systems and methods are provided for providing recommended radio stations to a user. In particular, an electronic device can compare media from a locally stored...
US-8,244,004 Image preprocessing
A method performed by a software process executing on a computer system, includes accessing a digital image having a plurality of pixels encoded in a color...
US-8,244,003 Image preprocessing
A method, performed by a software process executing on a computer system, includes accessing a digital image comprising a plurality of pixels. The method also...
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...
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