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US-8,144,159 Partial display updates in a windowing system using a programmable graphics processing unit
Techniques to generate partial display updates in a buffered window system in which arbitrary visual effects are permitted to any one or more windows (e.g.,...
US-8,144,129 Flexible touch sensing circuits
One or more multi-touch skins can placed along three dimensions of an object. The one or more multi-touch skins enable multi-touch inputs during the operation...
US-8,144,063 Antenna isolation for portable electronic devices
Portable electronic devices are provided with wireless circuitry that includes antennas and antenna isolation elements. The antennas may include antennas that...
US-8,143,983 Electronic device with magnetic attachment
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-8,143,982 Foldable accessory device
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-8,143,851 Power source having a parallel cell topology
A power source with multiple cells connected in parallel to a common node or power supply point. The individual cells within the power source may also have a...
US-D656,501 Computer
US-D656,496 Electronic device
US-D656,495 Cover
US-8,140,975 Slide show navigation
A slide show, integrated into an email application, displays images such as those included as an attachment to an email message. The user can view the slide...
US-8,140,972 Sticky functionality
Manipulation of elements in a graphical user interface is aided by allowing the graphical user interface to treat certain mouse button actuation and releases as...
US-8,140,809 Computer implemented masked representation of data tables
In the computer software field, method and apparatus to obfuscate (mask or hide) computer data which is part of or accessed by a computer program. The method...
US-8,140,729 Method and apparatus for arbitration on a full-duplex bus using dual phases
A method and apparatus for arbitrating on a high performance serial bus is disclosed. The invention provides for a plurality of arbitration phases and an...
US-8,140,714 Media management and routing 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...
US-8,140,570 Automatic discovery of metadata
This is directed to processing stored data to automatically generate metadata for the stored data. In particular, this is directed to identifying metadata...
US-8,140,418 Cardholder-not-present authorization
There is provided a method and system for real-time authorization of cardholder-not-present transactions. An authorization request application may be...
US-8,140,116 Duplex audio for mobile communication device and accessory
Duplex audio is provided for a mobile communication device and an accessory. In some embodiments, the accessory can selectably operate in a duplex audio mode,...
US-8,139,349 Display housing for computing device
An improved housing for a computing device is disclosed. The improved housing can have one or more of the following aspects. A first aspect of the invention...
US-8,138,977 Antennas for handheld electronic devices
Handheld electronic devices are provided that contain wireless communications circuitry. The wireless communications circuitry may include antenna structures....
US-8,138,896 Tactile feedback in an electronic device
An electronic device for providing tactile feedback is provided. The electronic device may provide tactile feedback using any suitable approach, including for...
US-8,138,869 Accessory device with magnetic attachment
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-8,138,687 Multicolor lighting system
A system for displaying multiple colors individually or in combination with one another. The system may emit red, green and blue light from light emitting...
US-D656,240 Building
US-D656,159 Media device
US-D656,158 Media device
US-D656,123 Media device
US-8,136,040 Audio variance for multiple windows
Systems and methods for varying the audio of multiple windows on a personal computer are provided. The windows may overlap in various configurations. These...
US-8,135,891 Method and system for transferring button status information between a media player and an accessory
A method, system, and connector interface for transferring status information between a media player and an accessory. The method includes determining, by the...
US-8,135,865 Synchronization and transfer of digital media items
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for synchronizing and transferring digital media items. One or more media items are...
US-8,135,769 Synchronization improvements
Synchronization architectures, methods, systems, and computer readable media are described. In one embodiment, a synchronization session is initiated between a...
US-8,135,758 Customizable, dynamic and on-demand database-informer for relational databases
Techniques for displaying information associated with a database are disclosed. A database-informer displays information (or additional information) about...
US-8,135,727 Methods and systems for managing data
Methods and systems for processing data, including metadata and an index database. In one exemplary method, a first folder, representing a first search query,...
US-8,135,577 Braille support
Methods and apparatuses to provide improved Braille support are described herein. A connection to a Braille device is received, and a Braille caption panel that...
US-8,135,392 Managing notification service connections and displaying icon badges
A method and apparatus to manage notification service connections. In one embodiment of the invention, a mobile device schedules a notification service...
US-8,135,389 Missed telephone call management for a portable multifunction device
In one aspect of the invention, a computer-implemented method is disclosed for use in conjunction with a portable electronic device with a touch screen display....
US-8,135,344 Method for using bluetooth module to process non-bluetooth signals
An electronic device having a communications module with a first set of data rates can be enabled to use the communications module to process signals received...
US-8,135,261 Insertion and usage of metadata in digital video
Some embodiments provide a method of capturing digital video. According to this method, the digital video is received at a first rate. The received digital...
US-8,134,874 Dynamic leakage control for memory arrays
A memory circuit is disclosed that comprises a plurality of memory cells coupled to a virtual voltage rail. The plurality of memory cells may form, for example,...
US-8,134,561 System for optimizing graphics operations
Disclosed is a system for producing images including techniques for reducing the memory and processing power required for such operations. The system provides...
US-8,134,389 Programmable frequency divider
A clock divider and method of operating the same. In various embodiments, the clock divider may be configured to divide clock frequencies by both even and odd...
US-8,134,387 Self-gating synchronizer
A synchronizer circuit for transferring data from a source clock domain to a target clock domain. A first latch in the target clock domain may capture a data...
US-8,134,356 Operating an integrated circuit at a minimum supply voltage
In one embodiment, an integrated circuit comprises at least one measurement unit configured to generate an output indicative of a supply voltage at which the...
US-8,134,336 Method and system for charging a series battery
Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system for charging a series battery, wherein the series battery is comprised of a set of banks which are...
US-8,132,293 Portable computer clutch structures
A portable computer is provided that has a housing. Upper and lower portions of the housing may be joined using a hinge. A clutch mechanism may be associated...
US-D655,721 Electronic device
US-D655,720 Electronic device
US-D655,704 Electronic device
US-D655,703 Computing device
US-D655,688 Electronic device
US-8,132,197 Mounting objects on a turntable
The embodiments herein describe an apparatus and method for a reduced Z stack slot loading optical disc drive (ODD). In one embodiment, an optical disc mounting...
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