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US-8,290,513 Location-based services
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for location-based services. An event or device condition is detected at a device. A...
US-8,290,434 Method and apparatus for triggering network device discovery
A compass output in a first portable electronic device is monitored as the first device and a second electronic device come closer to each other. It is...
US-8,290,179 Multiple-use acoustic port
Two or more acoustic transducers share the same acoustic port in a device. The acoustic properties--such as acoustic impedance and frequency response--of the...
US-8,290,078 System and method performing quadrature amplitude modulation by combining co-sets and strongly coded co-set...
A method of encoding a stream of data elements is provided which involves splitting the stream of data elements into a first stream and a second stream;...
US-8,289,813 Devices and systems for outputting contextual information about an event for which an alarm is set on an...
The present invention can permit an electronic device to output contextual information about an event when an alarm stored within the electronic device goes...
US-8,289,785 Integrated circuit with separate supply voltage for memory that is different from logic circuit supply voltage
In one embodiment, an integrated circuit includes at least one logic circuit supplied by a first supply voltage and at least one memory circuit coupled to the...
US-8,289,438 Using distance/proximity information when applying a point spread function in a portable media device
An embodiment of the invention is directed to a relatively low cost technique for improving the sharpness or quality of digital images captured by a handheld...
US-8,289,429 Image sensor with photosensitive thin film transistors and dark current compensation
An image sensor array includes image sensors having photo TFTs to generate photocurrent in response to received images. The photo TFTs each have their...
US-8,289,400 Image capturing device having continuous image capture
Methods, devices, and systems for continuous image capturing are described herein. In one embodiment, a method includes continuously capturing a sequence of...
US-8,289,344 Methods and apparatus for color uniformity
Methods and apparatus for achieving color and luminance uniformity in color output devices. In one embodiment, measurements of luminance and chrominance are...
US-8,289,333 Multi-context graphics processing
A method of managing multiple contexts for a single mode display includes receiving a plurality of tasks from one or more applications and determining...
US-8,289,283 Language input interface on a device
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for inputting text. A virtual keyboard is presented in a first region of a touch sensitive...
US-8,289,130 Systems and methods for identifying unauthorized users of an electronic device
This is generally directed to identifying unauthorized users of an electronic device. In some embodiments, an unauthorized user of the electronic device can be...
US-8,289,115 Sensor fusion
Accurate and reliable techniques for determining a current status of an accessory device in relation to an electronic device are described.
US-8,289,114 Tablet device with peek mode operation
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-8,286,780 Parts manipulation, inspection, and replacement system and method
Manufacturing lines include inspection systems for monitoring the quality of parts produced. Manufacturing lines for making semiconductor devices generally...
US-D669,092 Display screen or portion thereof with icon
US-D669,091 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
US-D669,071 Electronic device with cover
US-D669,069 Portable display device
US-8,286,198 Application programming interfaces for data parallel computing on multiple processors
A method and an apparatus for a parallel computing program calling APIs (application programming interfaces) in a host processor to perform a data processing...
US-8,286,196 Parallel runtime execution on multiple processors
A method and an apparatus that schedule a plurality of executables in a schedule queue for execution in one or more physical compute devices such as CPUs or...
US-8,286,127 Mirrored file system
Mounting and populating a mirrored version of at least a portion of a file system of a recruiter machine at a volunteer machine performing one or more data...
US-8,286,103 Unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image
A device with a touch-sensitive display may be unlocked via gestures performed on the touch-sensitive display. The device is unlocked if contact with the...
US-8,286,081 Editing and saving key-indexed geometries in media editing applications
Some embodiment provide media editing applications that include libraries that (i) provide presets (i.e., predefined operations and/or predefined attribute...
US-8,285,989 Establishing a secured communication session
The present invention relates to a method for establishing a secured communication session in a communication system between a user using an untrusted device...
US-8,285,949 Secure software installation
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods and systems for securely installing software on a computing device, such as a mobile device. In one...
US-8,285,947 Store hit load predictor
In one embodiment, a processor implements a store hit load predictor. The store hit load predictor is configured to monitor fetched ops in the processor, and is...
US-8,285,937 Fused store exclusive/memory barrier operation
In an embodiment, a processor may be configured to detect a store exclusive operation followed by a memory barrier operation in a speculative instruction stream...
US-8,285,901 Communication between an accessory and a media player using an extended interface lingo
An interface and protocol allow a media player to communicate with external accessories over a transport link. The protocol includes a core protocol...
US-8,285,860 Efficient service discovery for peer-to-peer networking devices
Techniques for discovering and/or advertising services are described herein. A first bitmask is received from a remote device over a wireless network, the first...
US-8,285,851 Pairing a media server and a media client
A system for use in presenting media content includes a media server configured to provide media content and a media client configured to obtain the media...
US-8,285,499 Event recognition
A method executes software including a view hierarchy with a plurality of views which displays one or more views of the view hierarchy. The method executes...
US-8,285,208 Systems and methods for noise cancellation and power management in a wireless headset
This includes systems and methods for noise cancellation and power management in a wireless headset. The wireless headset can perform noise cancellation by...
US-8,284,792 Buffer minimization in interface controller
In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises serializer/deserializer (SERDES) circuits. Each SERDES circuit is configured to transmit data on a respective lane to...
US-8,284,750 Radio telecommunications system and method of operating the same with polling
An apparatus or method for transmitting data blocks on a communications channel having a radio link between two stations including a user equipment comprises...
US-8,284,748 Ad hoc formation and tracking of location-sharing groups
Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for forming and tracking a location-sharing group are disclosed. The location-sharing group can be performed ad...
US-8,284,721 Methods and apparatus for antenna isolation-dependent coexistence in wireless systems
Methods and apparatus for selectively switching one or more antennas in a multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) antenna array so as to mitigate interference...
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...
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