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US-8,047,880 Mini displayport
Connectors having a smaller profile. These connectors are useful as a reduced form factor DisplayPort connector. Keys on a receptacle are used to indicate when...
US-D647,921 Electronic device
US-D647,919 Electronic device with graphical user interface
US-D647,876 Electronic device
US-8,046,721 Unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image
A device with a touch-sensitive display may be unlocked via gestures performed on the touch-sensitive display. The device is unlocked if contact with the...
US-8,046,689 Media presentation with supplementary media
Improved techniques for providing supplementary media for media items are disclosed. The media items are typically fixed media items. The supplementary media is...
US-8,046,498 Data synchronization protocol
Among other things, techniques and systems are disclosed for syncing data between a client device and a server. Synchronizing data includes initiating a sync...
US-8,046,397 Computations of power functions using polynomial approximations
A power function is approximated over an applicable data interval with polynomials determined by means of a Chebyshev minimax approximation technique. In some...
US-8,046,369 Media asset rating system
Improved techniques for assigning ratings to media assets are disclosed. A rating for a media asset collection can, for example, be determined by examining the...
US-8,045,708 Discrete key generation method and apparatus
A computer enabled secure method and apparatus for generating a cryptographic key, to be used in a subsequent cryptographic process, where the key is to be...
US-8,045,472 Credit management when resource granularity is larger than credit granularity
In one embodiment, a receiver on a credit-based flow-controlled interface is configured to free one or more data credits early when a data payload is received...
US-8,044,963 System for emulating graphics operations
Disclosed is a system for producing images including emulation techniques using multiple processors. The system provides for emulation of graphics processing...
US-8,044,961 Automatic synthesis of font tables for character layout
Data tables that are required for the proper processing of font glyphs are automatically synthesized if they do not form part of an original font definition....
US-8,044,930 Light sensitive display
A light sensitive display.
US-8,044,873 Antennas with periodic shunt inductors
An antenna may be formed from conductive regions that define a gap that is bridged by shunt inductors. The inductors may have equal inductances and may be...
US-8,044,795 Event recorder for portable media device
Operational parametric sensing and event recording capabilities are provided for portable electronic devices such as media players, cell phones, laptop...
US-8,044,314 Hybrid button
A hybrid button according to the invention is provided. In one embodiment, the button can be implemented in an electronic device such as a media player. The...
US-8,041,981 Synchronizing timing domains based on state variables
Embodiments of a synchronization circuit, a method for synchronizing clock signals, and electronic devices that include the synchronization circuit or a...
US-8,041,968 Power management for driving display with baseband portion when application portion is in low power mode
Systems and methods for efficiently managing power consumption in portable electronic devices are provided. In one embodiment, power management circuitry may...
US-8,041,848 Media processing method and device
A media processing system and device with improved power usage characteristics, improved audio functionality and improved media security is provided....
US-8,041,755 Fast static rotator/shifter with non two's complemented decode and fast mask generation
In one embodiment, a rotator, a mask generator, and circuitry configured to mask the rotated operand output by the rotator with the output mask generated by the...
US-8,041,438 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...
US-8,041,300 Adapter
Circuits, methods, and apparatus that provide compatibility among incompatible accessories and portable media players. One example provides an adapter having a...
US-8,041,291 Delivering content to mobile electronic communications devices
Methods, apparatuses, and machine readable media relating to content delivery are described herein. A method, according to one embodiment described herein,...
US-8,041,186 Propagating metadata associated with digital video
Some embodiments provide a method for processing metadata associated with digital video in a multi-state video computer readable medium. The method specifies a...
US-8,041,126 Intelligent document scanning
A method, apparatus, and system, for scanning a first portion of a data to generate a second portion of data is provided. A control parameter relating to a...
US-8,040,689 Support tabs for protecting a circuit board from applied forces
The present invention can relate to an electronic device having one or more support tabs that protect a circuit board disposed inside the device from externally...
US-8,040,465 External light illumination of display screens
Apparatus and methods for harnessing external light to illuminate a display screen of an electronic device are provided. The display screen may be illuminated...
US-8,040,360 Methods of manipulating a screen space of a display device
Methods to manipulate a screen space of a display device are disclosed. A plurality of application windows of a plurality of applications are displayed on a...
US-8,040,359 System for emulating graphics operations
Disclosed is a system for producing images including emulation techniques using multiple processors. The system provides for emulation of graphics processing...
US-8,040,353 System for emulating graphics operations
Disclosed is a system for producing images including emulation techniques using multiple processors. The system provides for emulation of graphics processing...
US-8,040,326 Integrated in-plane switching display and touch sensor
This relates to adding multi-touch functionality to a display without the need of a separate multi-touch panel or layer overlaying the display. Instead,...
US-8,040,319 Modifying a value based on a user's directional motions independent of cursor position
A method for changing a value displayed on a screen is provided. In response to receiving a user input indicating motion in a particular direction, changing the...
US-8,039,360 Method of assembling integrated circuit components
The disclosure identified as methods of mounting integrated circuits, including solar cells, to a substrate wherein the circuits are mounted prior to being...
US-D647,107 Housing for an electronic device
US-D647,106 Display module for an electronic device
US-D647,080 Docking station
US-8,037,401 Method and apparatus for allowing a media client to obtain media data from a media server
Some embodiments of the invention provide a computer system that includes a media server, a media client, and a media-server interface. The media server...
US-8,037,220 Techniques for providing audio for synchronized playback by multiple devices
An audio system communicates with an aggregate device that includes multiple audio devices. When providing audio data for playback, the system compensates for...
US-8,037,132 Methods and apparatuses for transferring streaming multimedia data and various types of data associated...
The present invention provides several methods and apparatuses for transmitting multimedia data using streaming media protocols such as real-time transfer...
US-8,037,021 Calendaring techniques and interfaces
The calendaring techniques and interfaces described herein provide access to calendar data stored in a server hosted calendar store to applications. The...
US-8,036,894 Multi-unit approach to text-to-speech synthesis
Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer program products are provided for synthesizing speech. One method includes matching a first level of units of a...
US-8,036,851 Activity monitoring systems and methods
An activity monitor, comprises housing for attachment to a person; at least one accelerometer disposed within the housing; and a processor disposed within the...
US-8,036,766 Intelligent audio mixing among media playback and at least one other non-playback application
In operation of an electronics device, audio based on asynchronous events, such as game playing, is intelligently combined with audio output nominally generated...
US-8,036,689 Method and apparatus for distributing messages to mobile recipients
For processing digital communication traffic in a network comprising a central communication processing structure and a number of separate devices of users...
US-8,036,378 System and method of authentication
Disclosed herein are systems, methods and computer readable media for performing authentication. The proposed scheme utilizes new algorithms that introduce...
US-8,036,267 Rate control for video coder employing adaptive linear regression bits modeling
A rate control system is disclosed for video coding applications. The rate controller assigns a quantization parameter for video data in a picture in response...
US-8,036,061 Integrated circuit with multiported memory supercell and data path switching circuitry
An integrated circuit. The integrated circuit includes a plurality of memory requesters and a memory supercell. The memory supercell includes a plurality of...
US-8,035,666 Dynamic backlight adaptation for black bars with subtitles
Embodiments of a system that includes one or more integrated circuits are described. During operation, the system receives a video image, that when displayed,...
US-8,035,622 SAR ADC with dynamic input scaling and offset adjustment
An apparatus for generating an image of touch on or about a touch-sensitive surface comprising a touch panel is disclosed. The touch panel can include a...
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