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Peer-to-peer active content sharing
A system and method to allow chat modules in a peer network to share active content. A sender peer includes an application module to activate a media content...
Caching permissions information
A method for determining group membership in a computer system, the method comprising: obtaining an identifier that describes a member of a group, the member of...
Method and apparatus for deferred purchasing of marked digital media items
Techniques for interacting with an online media store using a first device to identify a digital media item of interest to a user of the first device, using the...
User programmable switch for portable data processing devices
The various methods and devices described herein relate to devices which, in at least certain embodiments, may include at least one mechanical switch for user...
Communications device having a commute time function and methods of use
Apparatuses and methods to operate a commute time function of a communications device are described herein. In one embodiment, the commute time function is...
A lens assembly includes a brush-like baffle between the lens and a transparent cover. The baffle at least partially surrounds the lens to prevent stray light...
Pilot signal in an FDMA communication system
Methods (500, 800) and corresponding systems (100, 200, 300, 400, 900) for generating a pilot symbol (330) include providing an M-point parallel transform...
Off-die charge pump that supplies multiple flash devices
A system and method for storing data uses multiple flash memory dies. Each flash memory die includes multiple flash memory cells. A charge pump is adapted to...
Double-sided touch sensitive panel and flex circuit bonding
A multi-touch sensor panel can be created using a substrate with column and row traces formed on either side. Metal traces running along the border of the...
Antennas for electronic devices
Key antennas are provided for an electronic device such as a laptop computer. The electronic device may have radio-frequency transceivers that transmit and...
Replaceable probe apparatus for probing semiconductor wafer
A probe apparatus is provided with a plurality of probe tiles, an interchangeable plate for receiving the probe tiles, a floating plate being disposed between...
Techniques for coupling interfaces parts using moveable magnetic elements
An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a first sub assembly having a first housing component. The first housing component has an...
Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
Voicemail manager for portable multifunction device
A computer-implemented method for management of voicemail messages, performed at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display, includes: displaying...
Methods and apparatuses to control application programs
Methods and apparatuses for controlling application programs are described. A first item and a docking interface having a second item are displayed on a screen...
Exemplary embodiments of methods, apparatuses, and systems for powering up select components of a computer from a sleep state, maintaining a network state, and...
User influenced loading sequence of startup applications
There is provided a method for altering a sequence in which programs and content are loaded upon startup of an electronic device. A user may change the loading...
Floating point status/control register encodings for speculative register
In one embodiment, a processor comprises a plurality of storage locations, a decode circuit, and a status/control register (SCR). Each storage location is...
Efficient encoding for detecting load dependency on store with
In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a queue comprising a plurality of entries and a control unit coupled to the queue. The control unit is configured to...
In one embodiment, a processor comprises a prefetch unit coupled to a data cache. The prefetch unit is configured to concurrently maintain a plurality of...
Command resequencing in memory operations
Systems and processes may include a memory coupled to a memory controller. Command signals for performing memory access operations may be received. Attributes...
Methods and systems to dynamically manage performance states in a data
Data processing systems which operate in different modes, including a mode which supports providing an output of images through a port on the systems. In one...
Assigning tasks in a distributed system
A method and apparatus are provided for assigning tasks in a distributed system. The method comprises indicating to one or more remote systems in the...
Unified system for accessing metadata in disparate formats
A method and system for accessing media metadata from metadata stored in different native formats is disclosed. A repository contains a plurality of containers...
Method and apparatus for processing metadata
A method and apparatus for processing metadata search with plug-in applications is disclosed. In one embodiment, in response to a search request for metadata...
Automated estimation of a country where a client computer is configured to
A method for automatically estimating a country where a client computer is configured to operate. The method gathers information of the client computer (e.g.,...
Fly-by and ack-accelerated arbitration for broadcast packets
A method for administering transmission of a first type of packets and a second type of packets over a serial bus. In one embodiment, the method comprises: if...
Leakage and NBTI reduction technique for memory
In one embodiment, an integrated circuit includes a logic circuit and a memory circuit that includes multiple bit lines and bit line precharge circuits. The...
Component retention mechanism
A component retention mechanism facilitates improved installation, retention and removal of hardware components (e.g., PCI cards) on a personal computer. The...
Printed circuit board
A methodology for connecting device components with circuitry located at different levels and orientations relative to one another is described. First circuitry...
Integrated touch screen
Displays with touch sensing circuitry integrated into the display pixel stackup are provided. Circuit elements, such as touch signal lines, such as drive lines...
Level shifter with embedded logic and low minimum voltage
In one embodiment, a level shifter circuit may include a shift stage that also embeds transistors that implement a logic operation on two or more inputs to the...
Pulse width modulation (PWM) closed loop LED current driver in an embedded
Methods and systems for providing stable and accurate low noise DC reference voltage are described. In the described embodiments, a feedback controlled DC...
Graphical user interface for a portion of a display screen
Method and apparatus for controlling a display of a data processing system
Method and apparatus for controlling a display of a data processing system. According to one embodiment of the invention, a method of controlling a display of a...
Select drag and drop operations on video thumbnails across clip boundaries
A computer-implemented method includes displaying, within a user interface in a digital media system, a media pane, and a project pane, displaying, within the...
An interface unit may comprise a buffer configured to store requests that are to be transmitted on an interconnect and a control unit coupled to the buffer. In...
Method and apparatus for updating and synchronizing information between a
client and a server
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for integrating applets running on a client with the application logic for applications running on a...
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...
System and method for storing and retrieving filenames and files in
The invention receives a request to store a file having a filename written in a first text encoding, converts the filename into a Unicode filename and stores...
Synchronization server process
Among other things, techniques and systems are disclosed for providing sync server process. Processing data sync sessions includes processing a request to...
Synchronization methods and systems
Connection architectures, methods, systems and computer readable media are described. In one exemplary embodiment, a computer readable medium comprises a first...
Method and apparatus for organizing information in a computer system
A method and apparatus for organizing information in a computer filing system. The method and apparatus include the creation of a pile comprising a collection...
Freeform communication in calendaring system
A method of sharing a calendar between a plurality of users is described where the calendar is capable of holding one or more events. The method includes...
Techniques for reducing communication errors in a wireless communication
A technique for operating a wireless communication device includes transmitting a scheduling request from the wireless communication device and receiving,...
Multiple threshold voltage register file cell
A memory circuit may include a pair of cross-coupled inverters configured to store a bit of data and a first transistor coupled to a first node of the pair of...
Matching movement behavior in motion graphics
Computer-implemented methods and media bearing instructions for matching movements of objects are described. In one example, the method can include determining...