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Methods and apparatus for performing handover between a long term
evolution (LTE) network and another type of...
A method for performing handover by wireless User Equipment (UE) is provided. The UE includes a Long Term Evolution-Mobile Extreme Convergence (LTE-MXC)...
Portable computers with spring-mounted displays
An electronic device housing may contain a display module. The display module may contain layers of material such as a color filter layer and a thin-film...
By being embedded in a portable computing device, a battery pack is made essentially inaccessible to unauthorized users, thereby allowing for a battery pack...
A multipart computer housing is described. The multipart computer housing includes at least a clutch barrel. The clutch barrel encloses a connector assembly,...
Image capture using display device as light source
A digital image capture system and method uses a display device to illuminate a target with light for improved image capture under poor lighting conditions....
Collectively adjusting tracks using a digital audio workstation
A computer implemented method allows a user to collectively adjust tracks in a digital workstation. The method includes causing the display of at least one...
3-dimensional curved substrate lamination
A method of laminating a surface of a flexible material to a surface of a rigid, curved material. The method includes pressing an area of the surface of the...
Display module for an electronic device
Method and apparatus for securing content using encryption with embedded
key in content
Method and apparatus enabled by computer (or equivalent) hardware and software for protection of content such as audio and video to be downloaded or streamed...
Method and apparatus for associating device drivers via a device tree
Techniques for associating device drivers via a device tree are described herein. In one embodiment, a device tree having a hierarchical structure is maintained...
User interface for presenting media information
A user interface and methods for using a user interface for controlling processing of time-based media files. In one exemplary method, a graphical...
Methods and apparatus for bridged data transmission and protocol
translation in a high serialized data system
An apparatus for transmitting data across a high-speed serial bus includes an IEEE 802.3-compliant PHY having a GMII interface; an IEEE 1394-compliant PHY in...
Remote slide presentation
Techniques for remotely viewing a presentation are disclosed. In accordance with these techniques, a host device executing a presentation application makes a...
Method and apparatus for simplifying the decoding of data
The various methods and devices described herein relate to devices which, in at least certain embodiments, may include a method of decoding data or a data...
Method and system for payment and/or issuance of credits via a mobile
System and method for delivering upon request credits having monetary value to a mobile device using a communications network. An account of available credit...
Analyzing and consolidating track file data
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, are disclosed for track simplification and correction. In one...
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...
Detecting and processing button press events for performing electronic
This is directed to processing inputs received from an input mechanism to control media playback operations and volume. The input mechanism can include a first...
Efficient use of storage in encoding and decoding video data streams
Some embodiments facilitate encoding/decoding of a frame by organizing frame data in a storage structure in a novel manner. Specifically, in a portion of the...
Printed circuit board sensor mounting and alignment
Sensors modules adapted to be mounted to a motherboard under challenging conditions by using automated manufacturing processes are disclosed. A sensor module...
Techniques for displaying digital images on a display
A method and apparatus for displaying digital images on a display is provided. A set of items from a sequence of items is displayed. The sequence of items...
Selective composite rendering
Systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for rendering a graphical user interface by selectively compositing display contents are described. In...
Centering a 3D remote controller in a media system
An electronic device associated with a remote wand controlling the operations of the electronic device is provided. The wand may include a motion detection...
Backlight control of electronic device
Embodiments are provided herein which may be utilized to eliminate stray light emissions from an LED while ambient light is being sensed. As such, dynamic...
Harnessing power through electromagnetic induction utilizing printed coils
Systems for harnessing power through electromagnetic induction utilizing printed coils are provided. A system can include one or more moveable magnets adjacent...
Methods and systems for forming a dual layer housing
Methods and apparatus for applying internal features or complex mechanical structures to a surface of a metal part are disclosed. According to one aspect of the...
Audio connector control system
An electronic device such as a portable music player, cellular telephone, or computer may be provided with an audio jack system that allows audio plug position...
Mechanism to support orphaned and partially configured objects
Mechanisms to support orphaned and partially configured objects are provided. A project includes a variety of objects. At least one object is designated as an...
Client device configuration based on information stored by host device
A host device can enable operation with a client device based on stored or cached enumeration information. The enumeration information can be initially received...
Method and apparatus for managing file extensions in a digital processing
Methods and apparatuses for managing file extensions in a processing system. An exemplary method of managing file extensions in a digital processing system...
Methods and systems for managing data
A search is performed based on a search query of at least metadata of a first plurality of files and a set of a permissions is determined for a first user,...
Systems and methods for compressing an index are described. In one exemplary method, the results of a search are annotated and then encoded into one or more...
Trusted index structure in a network environment
Methods and apparatuses of a trusted index structure in a network environment. In one embodiment, a data processing system includes a master device and at least...
Playback of compressed media files without quantization gaps
Playback by a decoder of a lossy compressed digital media file without quantization gaps is disclosed. The digital media file can be formed of a number of audio...
Male plug connector
A media player system is disclosed. One aspect of the media player system pertains to a docking station that allows a media player to communicate with other...
System for authentication of network usage
Apparatus for collecting subscription data for subscribers in a telecommunications system for use in metering usage of network resources includes a data storage...
Electro-mechanical shutter control
A method in a camera device having an image sensor and an electro-mechanical shutter mechanism is as follows. A constant drive current is applied to the shutter...
Vented in-the-ear headphone
A vented tip for in-the-ear headphones has a core portion to be mounted to a sound output tube of an in-the-ear earphone and a flange portion extending outward...
Systems and methods for encrypting data
Data encryption techniques are presented. According to an embodiment of a method, a cryptographic hash of unencrypted data for data block X-1 is generated, and...
Routing table lookup algorithm employing search key having destination
address and interface component
A routing table lookup algorithm is described that, for a first outbound packet, performs a first route lookup into the routing table with a first search key...
Microphone proximity detection
A mobile communications device contains at least two microphones. One microphone is located away from the handset receiver and serves to pick up voice of a near...
Disk drive with state-information data buffer
A hard-disk drive (HDD) is described. During operation of the HDD, measured internal temperatures in the HDD may be stored in a first table, and state...
Image capturing devices using Sunny f/16 rule to override metered exposure
Several methods and apparatuses for implementing automatic exposure mechanisms for image capturing devices are described. In one embodiment, an automatic...
Graphical user interface and methods of use thereof in a multimedia player
In a portable multimedia device, a method, apparatus, and system for providing user supplied configuration data are described. In one embodiment, a...
Display screen or portion thereof with icon