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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...
US-8,035,481 Illuminable latch
A computing device is disclosed. The computing device includes a data capture device such as a camera. In one aspect, the data capture device may integrated...
US-8,033,695 Active enclosure for computing device
A computing device is disclosed. The computing device includes a housing having an illuminable portion. The computing device also includes a light device...
US-8,032,843 User interface for providing consolidation and access
Methods and systems for providing graphical user interfaces are described. To provide greater access and consolidation to frequently used items in the graphical...
US-8,032,673 Transaction ID filtering for buffered programmed input/output (PIO) write acknowledgements
A PIO transaction unit includes an input buffer, a response buffer, and a control unit. The input buffer may receive and store PIO write operations sent by one...
US-8,032,672 Increased speed of processing of audio samples received over a serial communications link by use of channel map...
A method and apparatus for processing data samples utilizes a channel map populated by device descriptor, or by an application program interface. Packet...
US-8,032,670 Method and apparatus for generating DMA transfers to memory
In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a first interface circuit, a direct memory access (DMA) controller coupled to the first interface circuit, and a host...
US-8,032,565 Automated creation of media asset illustrations
The invention pertains to techniques for creating media asset illustrations for media assets are disclosed. The created media asset illustrations are useful for...
US-8,032,371 Determining scale factor values in encoding audio data with AAC
Techniques for determining scale factor values when encoding audio data are described. According to one technique, a particular scale factor value (SFV) is...
US-8,032,181 Service provider activation with subscriber identity module policy
Systems and methods for activating a mobile device for use with a service provider are described. In one exemplary method, a mobile device having a currently...
US-8,031,962 Workflows for color correcting images
The disclosed implementations relate generally to improved workflows for color correcting digital images. In some implementations, a method of correcting images...
US-8,031,864 Dual-purpose hardware aperture
Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system which supports a dual-purpose aperture for an electronic device. This system includes a first...
US-8,031,777 Multipass video encoding and rate control using subsampling of frames
An encoder includes an encoder engine, a storage device and a controller to implement an iterative coding process. The encoder engine compresses a selected...
US-8,031,569 Playing data from an optical media drive
Example embodiments provide various techniques for playing data from an optical media drive. The optical media drive may detect certain media access information...
US-8,031,174 Multi-touch surface stackup arrangement
A multi-layer cover for an electronic device having one or more of a sensor panel, a proximity sensor, an ambient light sensor, and a display device can include...
US-8,031,164 Backlight and ambient light sensor system
Apparatuses and methods to operate a display device of an electronic device. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving a user setting of a display...
US-8,031,094 Touch controller with improved analog front end
A controller for a touch sensor includes a transimpedance amplifier, and a feedback resistor coupled to an input of the transimpedance amplifier and to an...
US-8,031,050 System and method for situational location relevant invocable speed reference
Situational location dependent information is transmitted from a server data processing system to a receiving data processing system. The server data processing...
US-8,029,166 Active enclosure for computing device
A computing device is disclosed. The computing device includes a housing having an illuminable portion. The computing device also includes a light device...
US-RE42,779 Apparatus and method for handling digital image data
An apparatus for increasing a digital camera image capture rate comprises an imaging device for capturing raw image data, a frame buffer for receiving the image...
US-8,028,103 Method and apparatus for generating secure DAM transfers
In one embodiment, a direct memory access (DMA) controller comprises a transmit control circuit, an offload engine, and a receive control circuit. The transmit...
US-8,028,080 Method and apparatus for media data transmission
Methods and apparatuses for processing media data transmitted in a data communication medium. A digital processing system is provided with a time related...
US-8,028,077 Managing distributed computers
A method, apparatus, system, and signal-bearing medium that in an embodiment provides for a management and resource policy for computers. The policy may control...
US-8,028,060 Background task execution over a network based on network activity idle time
Network activity of a client device that is coupled to a data network is monitored, to detect network activity idle time. Based upon detecting the idle time, an...
US-8,027,925 System method and apparatus for authorizing access
The present invention comprises a method and apparatus for enforcing software licenses for resource libraries such as an application program interface (API), a...
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