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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...
US-8,145,604 Method and apparatus for relocating an active five system journal
Relocating a file system journal within a partitioned memory space is described. In one embodiment, a method, which involves relocating an active file system...
US-8,145,261 Ejectable component assemblies in electronic devices
Electronic devices are provided with ejectable component assemblies that can be substantially flush with the external surfaces of the housings of the devices,...
US-8,145,196 Creation and management of voicemail greetings for mobile communication devices
Methods, graphical user interfaces and devices for creation and management of voicemail greetings are disclosed. A user of a mobile communication device can...
US-8,144,915 Wired headset with integrated switch
Headsets are provided with integrated switch assemblies. An integrated switch assembly can include a switch hidden from view by a housing. The switch can be...
US-8,144,725 Wireless femtocell setup methods and apparatus
Methods and apparatus that enable a wireless femtocell to operate in its designated frequency so as to minimize interference between the wireless femtocell and...
US-8,144,475 Electrical components coupled to circuit boards
The present invention can facilitate the coupling between electrical components and a circuit board after the circuit board is inserted into a housing of an...
US-8,144,474 Portable computer structures
Portable computer structures are provided. The portable computer structures may include connector structures. The portable computer may have a case. A portion...
US-8,144,295 Common bus design for a TFT-LCD display
Embodiments of the present invention provide for a FFS TFT LCD with a high refresh rate without limiting the aperture of individual pixels. More specifically,...
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...
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