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Multiple position stand
A support mechanism for supporting an object on a surface is disclosed. The support mechanism includes a joint connected to the object; and a stand connected to...
Flat panel display including a hinge assembly
An apparatus for a flat panel is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a flat panel assembly and a hinge mechanism coupled to the flat panel assembly. The hinge...
Method and system for authenticating an accessory
A method, system, and connector interface for authenticating an accessory. The method includes performing a first authentication operation on the accessory by...
A method, apparatus, and system are provided for displaying a graphical representation of at least a portion of a file by interfacing with a graphical interface...
In one embodiment, a processor comprises a circuit coupled to receive an indication of a memory operation to be executed in the processor. The circuit is...
Re-download management of previously acquired digital media assets
Improved techniques that enable users to download digital media assets are disclosed. According to one aspect, digital media assets that a user has acquired...
Method and apparatus for listening for incoming calls on multiple
In a computer system having a memory, a processor, and a network interface, a method for listening on multiple conferencing interfaces having the steps of...
Providing a comparison of a set of similar items includes: receiving from a first member of an online community a selection of a stored prior comparison created...
Universal container for audio data
Storing audio data encoded in any of a plurality of different audio encoding formats is enabled by parametrically defining the underlying format in which the...
Airplane mode indicator on a portable multifunction device
A graphical user interface on a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display includes an airplane mode switch icon with an "on" position and an...
Wireless transmitter calibration using device receiver
Portable electronic devices are provided that contain radio-frequency transceiver circuitry. Power amplifier circuitry may amplify transmitted radio-frequency...
Estimating and removing distortion from an image
Some embodiments provide a method of editing images with distortion caused by a camera lens. The method identifies a set of geometries on a set of images taken...
Bend switch for wired headset
This is directed to a bend switch constructed from two substantially co-linear elongated bodies having opposing contact surfaces. In an open switch position,...
Simultaneous viewing of multiple tool execution results
Facilitating analysis is disclosed. A master track comprising one or more previously recorded inputs to one or more computer system components is played. Two or...
Maintenance operations for multi-level data storage cells
Systems and methods, including computer software, for reading data from a flash memory cell involve detecting voltages from a group of memory cells. The group...
Data port transient protection apparatus and methods
Methods and apparatus for protecting data bus ports and their corresponding PHY devices from taking damage associated with excess voltage across one or more...
Display that emits circularly-polarized light
One embodiment of the present invention provides a display that emits circularly-polarized light. This display includes a display mechanism that emits...
Electronic device with two image sensors
An electronic device for producing an image of an object is disclosed. The electronic device may include a black-and-white camera having a first sensor area...
Serializing command streams for graphics processors
A method and an apparatus for determining a dependency relationship between graphics commands based on availability of graphics hardware resources to perform...
Active impact protection mechanism
Active cushioning mechanisms that detect imminent impact and activate a damper by driving power from an onboard power supply into an electromagnetic actuator....
Grooved wire support for a probe test core
Reference adding behavior in formula editing mode
Reference adding behavior in a formula editing mode is disclosed. In some embodiments, in response to receiving an indication of a selection of a cell, a...
Method and system for controlling power provided to an accessory
A method for a portable media player to control power provided an accessory is disclosed. The method includes requesting information about the power...
Trickle sync protocol
Among other things, techniques and systems are disclosed for providing trickle syncing. In one aspect, a system includes a data repository to store one or more...
Digital media acquisition using credit
Improved techniques and systems to facilitate use of credit to acquire digital media assets from a network-based media server are disclosed. Digital media...
Receiver acoustic system
A mobile communications device has an outer housing with a front wall in which an acoustic opening is formed. A tub is disposed inside the housing, wherein an...
Portable media player as a remote control
A portable multimedia player is used to wirelessly access and control a media server that is streaming digital media by way of a wireless interface to a media...
Method for developing writing skills by creating customized books using a
A method for creating a book using a network, comprising using a processor to create a website to entice a user to become a subscriber. Computer instructions...
Filter adaptation based on volume setting for certification enhancement in
a handheld wireless communications...
A handheld wireless communications device has an adjustable volume setting. The communications device also has a downlink audio processor containing a digital...
Data-driven media management within an electronic device
A method and apparatus for intelligently routing and managing audio signals within an electronic device is disclosed. The routing is responsive to a set of...
Encoding mode pruning during video encoding
A method for encoding a first set of pixels in a first image in a sequence of images is described. From a set of encoding modes, the method selects a first mode...
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for encoding a video signal that is formed by a series of successive images. Each image includes several...
Switch structures for use on printed circuit boards
An electrical contact area on a printed circuit board ("PCB"), that would otherwise be subject to abrasion and possibly also corrosion, can be protected by...
A multipart computer housing is described. The multipart computer housing includes at least a structural support layer and a body. The body includes at least an...
LCD electrode arrangement
Systems, devices, and methods for reducing direct current bias and/or enabling a simplified manner of polarity inversion in liquid crystal display (LCD) devices...
Flexible shielded cable
A flexible shielded cable is disclosed. The cable may include a plurality of conductors formed on a common base, a dielectric material disposed about the...
Article comprising light absorbent composition to mask visual haze and
A transparent article includes a continuous polyester matrix having at least one incompatible filler dispersed therein. The incompatible filler provides domains...
Housing for an electronic device
Apparatus and method for indicating password quality and variety
A method of presenting password information to a user, the method comprising: receiving a password; determining the number of unique character sets utilized in...
Translation lookaside buffer (TLB) with reserved areas for specific
In an embodiment, a TLB is partitioned into regions. The TLB may be set associative, and each section may include a portion of the locations in each way of the...
Shared stream memory on multiple processors
A method and an apparatus that allocate a stream memory and/or a local memory for a variable in an executable loaded from a host processor to the compute...
Store affiliation system
Techniques for improved interaction between online retailers and traditional brick-and-mortar retailers that provide patron-accessible networks are disclosed....
Location based tracking
Location information is used to build a database of locations having associated audio, video, image or text data. In some implementations, a device includes a...
Method and device for hard drive shock event detection
A method and system for sensing the current applied to the motor of a data storage device and determining whether a shock event has occurred by processing the...
Controlling a display device to display portions of an entire image in a
A computer-implemented method is for controlling display of an image, in a display area, by a display device. A plurality of elements of a sequence is...
Portable electronic device for photo management
A portable electronic device with a touch screen display for photo management is disclosed. One aspect of the invention involves a computer-implemented method...
Hybrid antennas for electronic devices
A portable electronic device is provided that has a hybrid antenna. The hybrid antenna may include a slot antenna structure and an inverted-F antenna structure....