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Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
Graphical editor for program files
An editor for creating and editing user-guidance information employs multiple interrelated interfaces. One such interface allows the user to create a...
Cyclemaster synchronization in a distributed bridge
A method of synchronizing cyclemasters over a distributed bridge is disclosed. The method comprises: a local portal sending a synchronization signal to a peer...
Automatic power-off of bluetooth device from linked device
Methods and systems for powering-off a Bluetooth device from a linked device are provided. A device can transmit a Bluetooth signal to a linked device to...
Method and system for wireless communications between base and mobile
A method and system for wireless communications between base and mobile stations use reference signals transmitted from base stations prior transmission of data...
Tracking workflow in manipulating media items
A computer-implemented method is described including receiving input specifying an image frame from among a series of image frames, and automatically detecting...
H.264/AVC coder incorporating rate and quality controller
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...
Interleaving charge pumps for programmable memories
Systems and methods, including computer software for performing operations enable interleaving of charging operations in a charging pump. A first charge pump is...
Analog boundary scanning based on stray capacitance
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to performing boundary scanning without using a pin which is exclusively dedicated for that purpose. The...
Acceleration-based theft detection system for portable electronic devices
A theft prevention system for protecting portable electronic devices is disclosed. An acceleration sensor detects the acceleration of a portable electronic...
Noise reduction within an electronic device using automatic frequency
Disclosed is a system and method for providing an oscillating signal of relatively precise frequency without using a signal provided by a crystal as a...
Bottom actuated switch
The systems and methods described herein are directed to a switch for electronic devices. The systems and methods provide for a switch disposed on a bottom...
Regular sampling and presentation of continuous media stream
A computer-implemented method includes displaying, within a user interface of a digital media system, a bounded region representing at least a portion of a...
Web view layer for accessing user interface elements
A user-activatable dashboard (also referred to as a unified interest layer) contains any number of user interface elements, referred to herein as "widgets," for...
Cascaded display of video media
Systems and methods for presenting media items in a display environment. A plurality of media items are selected. Instances of each of the selected media items...
Program counter (PC) trace
In one embodiment, an integrated circuit comprises a first processor configured to output program counter (PC) trace records, wherein PC trace records provide...
Silent time tampering detection
Computers and other electronic devices typically include a timing operation such as a clock in an operating system. It is anticipated that hackers may tamper...
Hardware-based power management of functional blocks
A system and method is disclosed for efficiently managing power distribution among the various functional blocks used within portable electronic devices. The...
Partial load/store forward prediction
In one embodiment, a processor comprises a prediction circuit and another circuit coupled to the prediction circuit. The prediction circuit is configured to...
Portable browsing interface for information retrieval
An integrated searching/browsing mechanism employs user-constructed information hierarchies that represent a cognitive framework for the organization of...
Communication apparatus and communication method
A hybrid terminal of a mobile phone and a digital broadcast receiver allows calling on the mobile phone while at the same time receiving a digital broadcast...
Method and apparatus for measuring bandwidth
For a network that connects several computers, a method of determining the network bandwidth between two computers. The method measures a first time interval...
Track for improved video compression
A computer readable medium for compressing video data with an edit track is provided. Generally, computer readable code for compressing video data is provided....
Resonant oscillator with oscillation-startup circuitry
Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that implements a resonant oscillator circuit. This system includes a first inductor with a constant...
Compartmentalized chips with polymers of different viscosities for
Compartmentalized chips of at least two chemically similar crystallizable thermoplastic polymers each having a different intrinsic viscosity placed in separate...
Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
Method and apparatus for intercommunications amongst device drivers
Techniques for intercommunication amongst device drivers are described herein. In one embodiment, an application programming interface (API) is provided by a...
Searching for commands and other elements of a user interface
The present invention provides a search capability to allow a user to easily locate a menu command or other user interface element associated with a search...
Charging a rechargeable external device by periodically powering down and
powering up portions of the charging...
A system which enables battery powered devices such as notebook computers to efficiently charge smaller mobile devices such as music players, cell phones and...
Providing a comparison of a set of similar items is disclosed. In some embodiments, a selection of a set of similar items to be included in a comparison is...
Universal container for audio data
Storing audio data encoded in any of a plurality of different audio encoding formats is enabled by parametrically defining the underlying format in which the...
Smoothing and/or locking operations in video editing
Some embodiments allow a video editor to remove unwanted camera motion from a sequence of video images (e.g., video frames). Some embodiments are implemented in...
Liquid-cooled portable computer
Embodiments of a computer system are described. This computer system includes a power source that is coupled to a heat pipe, where the power source includes an...
Screen rotation gestures on a portable multifunction device
In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method performed at a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display includes displaying...
Keystroke tactility arrangement on a smooth touch surface
Disclosed are four arrangements for providing tactility on a touch surface keyboard. One approach is to provide tactile feedback mechanisms, such as dots, bars,...
Portrait-landscape rotation heuristics for a portable multifunction device
In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method is performed at a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display and one or more...
Apparatus and method for testing level shifter voltage thresholds on an
An apparatus and method for testing level shifter threshold voltages on an integrated circuit includes one or more level shifter modules each including a number...
A synchronizer circuit for transferring data from a source clock domain to a target clock domain. A first latch in the target clock domain may capture a data...
Token passing technique for media playback devices
A digital rights management (DRM) system for distribution of digital content such as audio or video uses a token passing scheme to enhance security of the...
Portable multifunction device, method, and graphical user interface for
In some embodiments, a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display performs a method that includes: displaying a phone call user interface on the...
Symbol encoding for tolerance to single byte error
The present invention provides a method that protects symbol types by characterizing symbols as one of two types--DATA or NON_DATA, generating a symbol...
Macroscalar processor architecture
A macroscalar processor architecture is described herein. In one embodiment, an exemplary processor includes one or more execution units to execute instructions...
Migration of data between computers
Techniques and mechanisms that allow configuration information, applications and/or data to be transferred between computer systems in an automated, or...
Plug-in architecture for exporting digital images
A method and apparatus for allowing applications to access edited image data from an image editing application are disclosed herein. When the user desires to...