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US-8,256,913 Housing for a computing device
An improved housing for a computing device is disclosed. The improved housing is provided with one of an illuminable connector, a touch pad arrangement, and a...
US-D666,409 Electronic device holder
US-8,256,005 Protection of audio or video data in a playback device
Method and apparatus to prevent hacking of encrypted audio or video content during playback. Hackers, using a debugging attachment or other tools, can illicitly...
US-8,255,895 Distributing and synchronizing objects
A method and apparatus for distributing and synchronizing objects. One or more embodiments of the invention provide for distributing copies of the objects...
US-8,255,876 Execution difference identification tool
Displaying instrument output is disclosed. Instrument output data is received. A difference between two or more corresponding portions of data included in the...
US-8,255,834 Displaying a set of data elements
A set of elements, such as, for example, a path, a directory list, a playlist, and a listing of information associated with a file or a song, may be truncated...
US-8,255,830 Methods and graphical user interfaces for editing on a multifunction device with a touch screen display
In some embodiments, a device displays content on a touch screen display and detects input by finger gestures. In response to the finger gestures, the device...
US-8,255,826 Method and apparatus for resizing buffered windows
Methods and apparatuses for resizing buffered windows. In one aspect of the invention, a method to resize a buffered window on a data processing system...
US-8,255,815 Motion picture preview icons
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method that presents a preview of a set of images in a graphical user interface (GUI) of a device. The method...
US-8,255,810 Portable touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for using emoji characters while in a locked...
In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method performed at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display includes simultaneously displaying a...
US-8,255,798 Device, method, and graphical user interface for electronic document translation on a touch-screen display
In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a device with a touch screen display is disclosed. In the method,...
US-8,255,796 Efficient creation of documents
Some embodiments provide a method that efficiently designs a document. The method initially provides the user with a selection of templates, each with a default...
US-8,255,789 Providing spreadsheet features
Heuristic based feature degradation and/or restoration is disclosed. In some embodiments, a feature is provided with respect to a set of spreadsheet cells. The...
US-8,255,758 Decoding of error correction code using partial bit inversion
A method includes receiving an Error Correction Code (ECC) code word, which includes multiple encoded bits that represent data and have a bit order. Multiple...
US-8,255,731 Methods and apparatus for power state based backup
Methods and apparatus that receive, at a wireless device, power through wire or inductive pad are described. The received power is monitored to back up data...
US-8,255,671 Processor employing split scheduler in which near, low latency operation dependencies are tracked separate from...
In an embodiment, a scheduler implements a first dependency array that tracks dependencies on instruction operations (ops) within a distance N of a given op and...
US-8,255,670 Replay reduction for power saving
In one embodiment, a processor comprises a scheduler configured to issue a first instruction operation to be executed and an execution core coupled to the...
US-8,255,640 Media device with intelligent cache utilization
A portable media device and a method for operating a portable media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, a battery-powered portable media device can...
US-8,255,571 Updating multiple computing devices
A system includes a server site that includes a memory for storing update data sets that correspond to data sets stored on multiple computing devices of a user....
US-8,255,545 Dual-phase content synchronization
Metadata is synchronized between a mobile device and a remote node over a first network, where the metadata specifies media content to be synchronized between...
US-8,255,436 Per thread garbage collection
Per thread garbage collection is disclosed. Objects associated only with a thread that created them are tracked. At a garbage collection time for a particular...
US-8,255,428 Graphical representation of assets stored on a portable media device
A user interfaces can deliver enhanced information regarding media assets stored on a portable media device. A graphical user interface for database browsing...
US-8,255,389 Automatic relevance filtering
A computer-implemented method and an apparatus for use in a computing apparatus are disclosed. The method includes determining a context and a data requirement...
US-8,255,371 Methods and apparatuses for data protection
Methods and apparatuses for data protection against corrupted write operations. In one embodiment, a technique of crash protection uses an atomically updated...
US-8,255,360 Synchronization of database changes among multiple devices
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for synchronizing database changes among multiple devices. In one aspect, a method...
US-8,255,323 Motion based payment confirmation
Methods and devices for confirming payment transactions are provided. In one embodiment, an electronic device may include a graphical user interface (GUI) with...
US-8,255,069 Digital audio processor
A digital audio processor is described, wherein a graphical user interface is presented on the monitor of the processor to display user actionable control...
US-8,255,009 Radio frequency communications circuitry with power supply voltage and gain control
Portable electronic devices are provided with wireless circuitry. The wireless circuitry may include one or more sets of radio-frequency power amplifiers. The...
US-8,255,003 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-8,254,993 Remote messaging for mobile communication device and accessory
Message notifications to an accessory from a mobile communication device are provided according to some embodiments of the invention. When a message such as a...
US-8,254,969 Wireless communication network having a broadcast system for information distribution
A communication network (100) includes a two-way communication system (101) having a number of base stations (102-108) providing corresponding coverage areas...
US-8,254,917 Method and system for managing delivery of communications
Method and system for managing delivery of communications such as advertisements to mobile telephone subscribers where delivery to roaming subscribers is...
US-8,254,902 Apparatus and methods for enforcement of policies upon a wireless device
Apparatus and methods for changing one or more functional or operational aspects of a wireless device, such as upon the occurrence of a certain event. In one...
US-8,254,880 Access control
A monitoring device makes decision on whether a service requested by a consumer is a sponsored service to the specific consumer or not based on sponsoring...
US-8,254,828 Methods and systems for mixing media with communications
A communications device may transmit a media item chosen by a user over a communication path also being used to transmit an established communications...
US-8,254,760 Pixel analysis and frame alignment for background frames
Background frames can be completed from a collection of frames having foreground objects that are partially obscuring the pixels comprising the background. The...
US-8,254,646 Image preprocessing
A method performed by a software process executing on a computer system, includes obtaining a digital image having a plurality of pixels encoded in a YUV color...
US-8,254,624 Architecture for exporting digital images
A method and apparatus for allowing applications to access edited image data from an image editing application are disclosed herein. When the user desires to...
US-8,254,592 Electronic device and external equipment with configurable audio path circuitry
Electronic devices and accessories such as headsets are provided. An accessory may include speakers and active noise cancellation circuitry. Microphones may be...
US-8,254,572 Secure provisioning of a portable device using a representation of a key
A portable device initially accesses a secure server and requests a certificate. The secure server generates a random key and encodes the generated key to...
US-8,254,568 Secure booting a computing device
A method and an apparatus for executing codes embedded inside a device to verify a code image loaded in a memory of the device are described. A code image may...
US-8,254,461 Method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding with...
A method and apparatus for performing motion estimation in a digital video system is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention discloses a system that...
US-8,254,459 Adaptive motion estimation
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for adaptively performing motion estimation. In some embodiments, the method initially performs a first...
US-8,254,429 Communication systems and methods
In accordance with embodiments, a communication system includes a first device and a second device in communication with the first device. The second device has...
US-8,254,284 Hybrid ARQ schemes with soft combining in variable rate packet data applications
A system and method for transmitting high speed data on fixed rate and for variable rate channels. The system and method provides the flexibility of adjusting...
US-8,253,852 Embedded camera with privacy filter
An apparatus includes a housing having an integrated camera. A panel is positioned in front of at least a portion of the camera and is operable to selectively...
US-8,253,759 Method and apparatus for anti-aliasing scan conversion
Methods and apparatuses for anti-aliasing scan conversion. In one aspect of the invention, an exemplary method to scan convert an image on a data processing...
US-8,253,747 User interface for controlling animation of an object
A user can control the animation of an object via an interface that includes a control area and a user-manipulable control element. In one embodiment, the...
US-8,253,695 Email client for a portable multifunction device
A computer-implemented method for providing email at a portable communications device with a touch screen display is disclosed. A first portion of a list of...
US-8,253,518 Foldable cover for electronic 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...
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