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US-8,165,634 Female receptacle connector
A media player system is disclosed. One aspect of the media player system pertains to a docking station that allows a media player to communicate with other...
US-8,165,546 Communicating radio presets between a portable media player and an accessory
Radio station presets lists can be communicated between a portable media device and an accessory. A radio station presets list can include a listing of radio...
US-8,165,321 Intelligent clip mixing
Various techniques for controlling the playback of secondary audio data on an electronic device are provided. In one embodiment, a secondary audio clip mixing...
US-8,165,286 Combination white box/black box cryptographic processes and apparatus
Method and apparatus for increasing security of a cryptographic algorithm such as deciphering, enciphering, or a digital signature. A cryptographic algorithm...
US-8,164,967 Systems and methods for refreshing non-volatile memory
Systems and methods are disclosed for managing a non-volatile memory ("NVM"), such as a flash memory. To prevent data errors due to leakage effects, the NVM may...
US-8,164,932 Power converter with automatic mode switching
A power converter is provided that has an alternating-current (AC) to direct-current (DC) switched-mode power converter circuit that converts ...
US-8,163,990 Methods, programs, storage media and systems for recording and compiling a music section
This disclosure relates to a method for recording and compiling a music section, wherein multiple takes of the music section are recorded; and wherein the...
US-8,162,688 Connector receptacle housings having reduced-wear finger contacts and reduced seam visibility
Structures, methods, and apparatus that provide connector receptacles that have a reduced tendency to scratch and otherwise mar connector inserts, have an...
US-D658,195 Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface
US-D658,190 Electronic device
US-D658,186 Cover
US-D658,123 Power adapter
US-D657,978 Display structure
US-8,161,567 Accessory authentication for electronic devices
Improved techniques to control utilization of accessory devices with electronic devices are disclosed. The improved techniques can use cryptographic approaches...
US-8,161,411 Graphical user interface for browsing, searching and presenting media items
Improved graphical user interfaces suitable for reviewing, browsing, previewing and/or purchasing media items are also disclosed. The graphical user interfaces...
US-8,161,410 Computer-implemented display of ordered items
A method, in one embodiment, of displaying items arranged in a hierarchy, the hierarchy having predetermined levels and divisions. The method comprising:...
US-8,161,373 Preventing the inclusion of a reference to a host cell in a formula
Preventing the inclusion of a reference to a host cell in a formula to avoid a circular reference in the formula is disclosed. In some embodiments, an...
US-8,161,370 Dynamic preloading of web pages
In a system having a page server for transmitting pages upon request and a page client (or "web browser") for requesting pages and presenting those pages to an...
US-8,161,306 Method and apparatus for facilitating device hibernation
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that enables a computing device to save additional power by entering a "hibernation mode," wherein the...
US-8,161,240 Cache management
Systems, methods and computer readable media for cache management. Cache management can operate to organize pages into files and score the respective files...
US-8,161,184 Method and apparatus for facilitating long-lived DNS queries
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that implements a long-lived query (LLQ) at a name server. During operation, the system receives an...
US-8,161,179 Generating low resolution user interfaces for transmission to mobile devices
A computer-implemented method includes generating a user interface for displaying one or more images, receiving a request from a remote device to view the user...
US-8,160,991 Automated estimation of a country where a client computer is configured to operate
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.,...
US-8,160,008 Techniques for channel sounding in a wireless communication system
A technique of operating a wireless communication device includes receiving an assigned starting point index and an assigned reference signal bandwidth for a...
US-8,159,897 Two levels of voltage regulation supplied for logic and data programming voltage of a memory device
Systems and methods involve the use of a flash memory device having multiple flash memory cells. A first interface is adapted to receive power for selectively...
US-8,159,777 Portable electronic device with multipurpose hard drive circuit board
A hard drive for a portable electronic device is provided that contains a multipurpose circuit board. The multipurpose circuit board may be mounted within a...
US-8,159,550 Presenting images as mosaics
Apparatus, methods and systems for creating mosaics are described. A method is provided that includes identifying an image for presentation as a mosaic;...
US-8,159,497 Sharing a data buffer
A computer-program product may have instructions that, when executed, cause a processor to perform operations including managing execution of application...
US-8,159,458 Motion tracking user interface
A method to transition focus of a display corresponding to an object's motion tracked by a video camera or like device is disclosed. In one implementation, the...
US-8,159,455 Methods and apparatus for processing combinations of kinematical inputs
Methods and apparatus for processing combinations of force and velocity data generated over a given period of time. In one embodiment, an input device...
US-8,159,399 Antenna diversity systems for portable electronic devices
Antenna diversity systems are provided for portable electronic devices that have wireless communications circuitry and environment sensors. The wireless...
US-8,158,402 Acetoin high-yield Bacillus pumilus strain
A high-yield bacterial strain for producing acetoin named Bacillus pumilus XH195 has been deposited in a microorganism deposit center in Germany. The deposit...
US-D657,796 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
US-D657,786 Portable computer
US-D657,784 Electronic device
US-D657,743 Power adapter
US-8,156,332 Peer-to-peer security authentication protocol
A salt transmitted by a second node is received at a first node. The received salt is used to decrypt encrypted data. Optionally, authorization to access a...
US-8,156,275 Power managed lock optimization
In an embodiment, a timer unit may be provided that may be programmed to a selected time interval, or wakeup interval. A processor may execute a wait for event...
US-8,156,271 Systems and methods for storage management in a data processing device
Methods and systems for storage management in a data processing device. The data processing device may be connected to a host computer and it can be in one of...
US-8,156,123 Method and apparatus for processing metadata
Methods and apparatuses for processing metadata are described herein. In one embodiment, when a file (e.g., a text, audio, and/or image files) having metadata...
US-8,156,106 Methods and systems for managing data
Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata or indexes of content of files. In one exemplary method, notifications to update a metadata database or...
US-8,156,104 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-8,156,089 Real-time or near real-time streaming with compressed playlists
Methods and apparatuses provide real-time or near real-time streaming of content using transfer protocols such as an HTTP compliant protocol. In one embodiment,...
US-8,156,081 Method and apparatus for updating resource records in a name-server database
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for updating resource records in a name-server database. During system operation, a network node...
US-8,155,514 Light isolating protective cover for small form factor electronic device
A portable device has a rear facing camera assembly and a front facing display assembly that includes at least a protective cover layer, a display stack that...
US-8,155,505 Hybrid playlist
Methods, systems, and computer-readable medium for playing media files of a playlist on a mobile device. The media files of the playlist include one or more...
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...
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