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US-8,159,497 Sharing a data buffer
A computer-program product may have instructions that, when executed, cause a processor to perform operations including managing execution of application...
US-8,159,458 Motion tracking user interface
A method to transition focus of a display corresponding to an object's motion tracked by a video camera or like device is disclosed. In one implementation, the...
US-8,159,455 Methods and apparatus for processing combinations of kinematical inputs
Methods and apparatus for processing combinations of force and velocity data generated over a given period of time. In one embodiment, an input device...
US-8,159,399 Antenna diversity systems for portable electronic devices
Antenna diversity systems are provided for portable electronic devices that have wireless communications circuitry and environment sensors. The wireless...
US-8,158,402 Acetoin high-yield Bacillus pumilus strain
A high-yield bacterial strain for producing acetoin named Bacillus pumilus XH195 has been deposited in a microorganism deposit center in Germany. The deposit...
US-D657,796 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
US-D657,786 Portable computer
US-D657,784 Electronic device
US-D657,743 Power adapter
US-8,156,332 Peer-to-peer security authentication protocol
A salt transmitted by a second node is received at a first node. The received salt is used to decrypt encrypted data. Optionally, authorization to access a...
US-8,156,275 Power managed lock optimization
In an embodiment, a timer unit may be provided that may be programmed to a selected time interval, or wakeup interval. A processor may execute a wait for event...
US-8,156,271 Systems and methods for storage management in a data processing device
Methods and systems for storage management in a data processing device. The data processing device may be connected to a host computer and it can be in one of...
US-8,156,123 Method and apparatus for processing metadata
Methods and apparatuses for processing metadata are described herein. In one embodiment, when a file (e.g., a text, audio, and/or image files) having metadata...
US-8,156,106 Methods and systems for managing data
Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata or indexes of content of files. In one exemplary method, notifications to update a metadata database or...
US-8,156,104 Methods and systems for managing data
Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata. In one exemplary method, metadata from files created by several different software applications are...
US-8,156,089 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-8,156,081 Method and apparatus for updating resource records in a name-server database
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for updating resource records in a name-server database. During system operation, a network node...
US-8,155,514 Light isolating protective cover for small form factor electronic device
A portable device has a rear facing camera assembly and a front facing display assembly that includes at least a protective cover layer, a display stack that...
US-8,155,505 Hybrid playlist
Methods, systems, and computer-readable medium for playing media files of a playlist on a mobile device. The media files of the playlist include one or more...
US-8,155,336 Wireless headset with integrated media player
Additional functionality in a wireless headset allows it to be used during times that the external device with which it is wirelessly coupled is not being used,...
US-8,155,330 Dynamic audio parameter adjustment using touch sensing
An audio communications device has a handset in which a touch sensing ear piece region is coupled to an acoustic leakage analyzer. The acoustic leakage analyzer...
US-8,155,112 Fly-by serial bus arbitration
In a first embodiment, multi-speed concatenated packet strings are transmitted by a first node on a serial bus. To accommodate multi-speed packets, a speed...
US-8,155,063 Apparatus and methods for transmission and reception of data in multi-antenna systems
Methods and apparatus adapted to address asymmetric conditions in a multi-antenna system. In one embodiment, the multi-antenna system comprises a wireless...
US-8,154,680 Electronic device display structures with controlled chassis reflections
A display may be based on a display unit that is mounted within a chassis. The display unit may be a liquid crystal display unit. A backlight may be used to...
US-8,154,650 Electronic device having a camera flash redirector
An electronic camera device has an imaging sensor to capture an image of a scene, a flash to illuminate the scene for capture by the sensor, and an evaluator to...
US-8,154,275 Apparatus and method for testing sense amplifier thresholds on an integrated circuit
An apparatus and method for testing sense amplifier threshold voltages on an integrated circuit includes one or more sense amplifier modules each including a...
US-8,153,882 Time compression/expansion of selected audio segments in an audio file
A computer implemented method allows a user to adjust tracks in a musical arrangement. The method involves a user selecting a musical position of an audio...
US-8,153,016 Shaping a cover glass
The fabrication of a touch sensor panel having co-planar single-layer touch sensors fabricated on the back side of a cover glass is disclosed. It can be...
US-8,152,570 Power connector having protective interior cover
Circuits, methods, and apparatus that may provide protection from exposed wires or terminals when a power plug is damaged or destroyed. One example may provide...
US-8,152,565 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-D657,381 Housing for an electronic device
US-8,151,259 Remote content updates for portable media devices
Improved techniques for interaction between a host device (e.g., host computer) and a portable media device (e.g., media player) are disclosed. According to one...
US-8,151,231 Analyzing integrated circuit operations
A method and apparatus for viewing and/or analyzing the operations and logical states of an integrated circuit. The logical state of various flip-flops within...
US-8,151,128 Computer system power source with improved light-load efficiency
Embodiments of the present invention provide a system that supplies power in a computer system. The system includes a power adapter coupled to a source of...
US-8,150,937 Wireless synchronization between media player and host device
Improved techniques for interaction between a host computer (e.g., personal computer) and a media player are disclosed. According to one embodiment, interaction...
US-8,150,837 Methods and systems for managing data
Methods and systems for managing an index database. In one exemplary method, an index database is stored on a machine readable volume with an operating system...
US-8,150,826 Methods and systems for managing data
Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata. In one exemplary method, metadata from files created by several different software applications are...
US-8,150,327 Channel sounding techniques for a wireless communication system
A technique for channel sounding in a wireless communication system includes determining respective geometries of multiple subscriber stations with respect to a...
US-8,150,255 Flash control for electronic rolling shutter
A method performed by an electronic camera in flash mode is as follows. A scene ambient lighting indication is obtained. An integration time interval and a...
US-8,150,063 Stabilizing directional audio input from a moving microphone array
A device includes a microphone array fixed to the device. A signal processor produces an audio output using audio beamforming with input from the microphone...
US-8,150,058 Mode switching noise cancellation for microphone-speaker combinations used in two way audio communications
An audio host device has an electrical interface having a speaker contact, a microphone contact, and a reference contact. The reference contact is shared by a...
US-8,150,039 Single security model in booting a computing device
A method and apparatus for securely booting software components in an electronic device to establish an operating environment are described herein. According to...
US-8,149,279 Apparatus and method for compensating for variations in digital cameras
A method of manufacturing a digital video camera is provided. The method comprises acquiring video images of colored light, and measuring a light intensity...
US-8,149,009 Apparatus and method for terminating probe apparatus of semiconductor wafer
A probe apparatus and method of terminating a probe that probes a semiconductor device with a signal cable from a tester side by side at a proximal end of the...
US-8,148,913 Active enclosure for computing device
A computing device is disclosed. The computing device includes a housing having an illuminable portion. The computing device also includes a light device...
US-8,148,622 Media playback queuing for playback management
Management or coordination of playback of digital media assets by an electronic device (e.g., a computing device), that supports media playback is disclosed....
US-8,146,244 Method of manufacturing a handheld computing device
A method of manufacturing a handheld computing device that includes an electronic component assembly including at least one user interface component and an...
US-D656,955 Electronic device
US-RE43,301 Method and apparatus for an improved stack arrangement and operations thereon
An apparatus and method for an improved stack comprises an advantageous indexing scheme and stack arrangement allowing more efficient performance of stack...
US-8,145,928 Methods and systems for power management in a data processing system
Methods and systems for managing power consumption in data processing systems are described. In one embodiment, a data processing system includes a general...
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