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Control of electronic devices based on capability descriptions
Methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer readable media for controlling one or more electronic devices are described. According to one described aspect, an...
Management of podcasts
Improved techniques that facilitate the use of podcasts are disclosed. The improved techniques can pertain to publishing, hosting, accessing, subscribing,...
Persistent state database for operating system services
A database is used to store user interface state information. The database is accessed by a key having a service ID field, a caller ID field, and a caller...
Cover glass to housing interface system
A display cover to housing interface system includes a display screen fronted by a display cover having front and obverse faces and a distal edge between the...
Battery connector structures for electronic devices
A portable computer is provided that has a housing. A removable battery may provide power to the portable computer. A connector on the battery may mate with a...
A small form-factor, high performance connector is disclosed. This connector is intended for use with high bandwidth digital video, implementing differential...
Method of displaying an audio and/or video signal in a graphical user
The present invention relates to a method of manipulating an audio and/or video signal in a graphical user interface (GUI). An audio and/or video signal...
Replaying memory operation assigned a load/store buffer entry occupied by
store operation processed beyond...
In one embodiment, a processor comprises a retire unit and a load/store unit coupled thereto. The retire unit is configured to retire a first store memory...
Dynamic adjustments of video streams
A method and apparatus for the dynamic adjustments of video streams sent from a server to a client is provided. Using both short term and long term thinning...
Submission of metadata content and media content to a media distribution
The disclosed embodiments relate generally to the submission of metadata content and media content to a media distribution system. The media content can...
Method and apparatus for inverse discrete cosine transform
A method of implementing a two-dimensional Inverse Discrete Cosine Transform on a block of input data. The method includes 1) generating a performance array for...
Trusted index structure in a network environment
Methods and apparatuses of a trusted index structure in a network environment. In one embodiment, a data processing system includes a master device and at least...
Pulsed control of camera flash
Input from a user is received, to take a picture. A camera flash is signaled to produce multiple flash pulses during a single shutter cycle of the picture. The...
Stiffening plate for circuit board and switch assembly
This invention is directed to a support plate for reinforcing a portion of a circuit board. The support plate may be coupled to a portion of the circuit board...
Method and apparatus for distributing a thermal interface material
Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for distributing a thermal interface material. The system includes: an integrated circuit chip; a heat...
Antennas for compact portable wireless devices
Compact portable wireless devices and antennas for compact portable wireless devices are provided. The compact portable wireless device may be part of a piece...
Receiver to match delay for single ended and differential signals
In one embodiment, a receiver circuit is provide that may receive either a differential input or a single-ended input corresponding to an interface. The...
Side cured light-transmissive display system
An invisible, light-transmissive display system with a light resistant material is provided. The light resistant material has a first side and a second side....
Display device control based on integrated ambient light detection and
lighting source characteristics
Systems and methods are provided for a display device including one or more methods for modifying the display brightness by automatically adapting to ambient...
Custom content gift cards
There is provided a customized gift card and methods for customizing the gift card with buyer-selected downloadable content. A buyer may associate pre-purchased...
Top contact layout board in an electrical system
Top contact layout board in an electrical system
Mobile telephone terminal with improved utility
A mobile communication terminal includes timer for detecting the time of an incoming call, a caller number registration table for storing caller numbers, answer...
Scrolling list with floating adjacent index symbols
Movement of a user's point of contact with a touch-sensitive display is determined. In response to the movement, a list of information items on the...
Mode activated scrolling
A computer implemented method for changing between a cursor control mode and a scroll control mode. The cursor control mode allowing a user to move a cursor on...
Media management for groups of media items
Improved techniques to utilize and manage a group of media items (or media assets) on a computing device are disclosed. The group of media items can be utilized...
Using a calculation expression to define and control access rights for
records in a database
Techniques for providing limited access to data stored in records of databases are disclosed. The techniques can be implemented in a database program operating...
Method and system for providing word recommendations for text input
Word recommendations are provided in response to text input. For a particular text input, possible word recommendations are identified based on the characters...
Using ambient light sensor to augment proximity sensor output
Apparatuses and methods to sense proximity of an object and operate a proximity sensor of a portable device. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving an...
Sound panner superimposed on a timeline
Techniques described herein allow a user to create and modify a sound design in a user interface. For example, a user imports a sound file into the user...
Electrical connection interfaces and methods for adjacently positioned
Electrical components, such as packaged integrated circuit devices that are mountable on a substrate surface, are provided with at least one exposed electrical...
Video manager for portable multifunction device
A video player for a portable multifunction device is disclosed. In some embodiments, a list of video items is displayed in a portrait orientation of a touch...
Video chapter access and license renewal
Methods, systems, and programs products for license renewal and content chapter access. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a gesture input incident on a...
Gestures for controlling, manipulating, and editing of media files using
touch sensitive devices
Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, and software for implementing gestures with touch sensitive devices (such as a touch sensitive...
Portable electronic device with content-dependent touch sensitivity
A portable electronic device, having a touch-sensitive display, displays a plurality of icons on the touch-sensitive display. A contact region when a user makes...
Generating test benches for pre-silicon validation of retimed complex IC
designs against a reference design
This invention (900) describes a method that generates and uses a test bench for verifying an electrical design module in semiconductor manufacturing against an...
Probe tile for probing semiconductor wafer
A tile used to hold one or more probes for testing a semiconductor wafer is disclosed. The tile has one or more sites for inserting one or more probes to test...
Power supply with zero power consumption capability
Power supply devices are provided that can include power regulating circuitry for regulating (e.g., transforming or converting) electric power to be passed to...
Management of files in a personal communication device
Improved approaches for assisting a user interacting with a portable wireless communication device are disclosed. The improved approaches can provide a user...
System for terminating multicast channel and data broadcast when at least
two second endpoints do not transmit...
A method and apparatus for optimizing transmission of data to a plurality of second endpoints in a system wherein a first endpoint is providing data to the...
Observing properties associated with an object in an object-oriented
An application programming interface is provided in an object-oriented programming platform for developing applications. A method comprises registering a first...
Parameter setting superimposed upon an image
Tools and techniques allow visual media to be edited by superimposing a parameter adjusting mechanism on the visual media itself and adjusting parameter...
Two-dimensional timeline display of media items
A computer-implemented method includes displaying, within a user interface in a digital media system, a media pane having a vertical direction and horizontal...
Systems, methods, computer-readable mediums, user interfaces and other implementations are disclosed for organizing, managing and presenting widgets in display...
Creation and manipulation of internet location objects in a graphical user
Internet location objects are created and displayed as icons in a graphical user interface environment. When an object is dragged from within an application...
Object movie exporter
Methods and apparatuses for compressing and/or transmitting and/or receiving data representing different views of an object. In one method according to the...
Cutting and copying discontiguous selections of cells
Cutting and copying discontiguous selections of cells is disclosed. In some embodiments, in response to receiving an indication of a selection of a set of cells...