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Migration for old image database
Techniques are described for causing digital image data to be interpreted according to a particular technique of a plurality of techniques. According to an...
Secure distribution of content using decryption keys
For digital rights management (DRM) of e.g. digitally delivered music or video, a technique to make the decryption keys more secure. The technique fragments a...
Methods and apparatuses using control indicators for data processing
A control indication assembly. A first control mounted on a surface of a computer is coupled to a first sensor, to a first sensing circuit to send an electrical...
Magnetic release latch mechanism for a device
A latching mechanism for a device is disclosed. The device includes a first member and a second member. The latching mechanism comprises one or more protruding...
A hinge is disclosed. The hinge can include an axle, a first member coupled to the axle, and a second member coupled to the axle and configured to rotate...
Multi-position magnetic detents
Various embodiments for magnetic detent assemblies provide for detent devices with improved performance and manufacturability. In one embodiment, magnetic...
User interface for computer display
Deletion gestures on a portable multifunction device
Deletion gestures for use on a portable multifunction device with a touch-sensitive display are disclosed. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method...
Stored order system for electronic commerce
A stored order system is used with a shopping cart application for an electronic commerce site. The items of each stored order are saved together, which is an...
Wireless communications circuitry with simultaneous receive capabilities
for handheld electronic devices
Handheld electronic devices are provided that contain wireless communications circuitry. The wireless communications circuitry has simultaneous reception...
Portable electronic device with two-piece housing
Portable electronic devices are provided. Each device may be formed from two parts. A first part may be provided with components such as a display, a touch...
Universal docking station for hand-held electronic devices
A docking station is disclosed. The docking station has an adjustable opening that accommodates portable electronic devices with differing sizes and shapes. The...
Positioning a first surface in a pre-determined position relative to a
A method and an apparatus for positioning a first device in relation to a second device. An optical signal from a first device is sent to a second device. A...
User interface for controlling three-dimensional animation of an object
A user can control the animation of an object via an interface that includes a control area and a user-manipulable control element. The control area includes an...
Method of increasing the spatial resolution of touch sensitive devices
Disclosed herein is a capacitive touch sensitive device. One aspect of the touch sensitive device described herein is a reduction in the number of sensor...
Techniques for reducing jitter for taps
Distinguishing sloppy taps from sliding motions is disclosed using an algorithm that can take into account both a time instability factor Tinst and a touch...
Compartmentalized pellet for improved contaminant removal
This invention is to an improved method for cleaning contaminated polymer when that polymer is to be blended with clean material. The method involves combining...
Icon for a display screen or portion thereof
User interface with menu abstractions and content abstractions
Media menu items are generated within a media interface environment. Media menu item abstractions are generated, one of the media menu item abstractions...
File systems for data processing systems
A method for dynamically optimizing file systems based on user access patterns or other parameters. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a list...
Interface controller that has flexible configurability and low cost
In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises serializer/deserializer (SERDES) circuits. Each SERDES circuit provides data received from a respective lane to which...
Remotely configured media device
Improved techniques for controlling operation of a portable electronic device are disclosed. Portable electronic devices which interact with a host electronic...
Methods and systems for providing improved security when using a uniform
resource locator (URL) or other...
Methods and systems for improving security when accessing a URL, such as a Web site. In one exemplary method, a user is warned if a previously unvisited Web...
Global boundary-centric feature extraction and associated discontinuity
Portions from time-domain speech segments are extracted. Feature vectors that represent the portions in a vector space are created. The feature vectors...
Service provider activation
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...
Digital image coding system having self-adjusting selection criteria for
selecting a transform function
In a digital signal processing system, a method for selecting a transform function to apply to an input signal based on characteristics of the signal, and for...
Identifiers for digital media
A computer-implemented method includes receiving a piece of content, wherein the piece of content comprises a machine-readable identifier, identifying the...
Queuing calls for distribution
A system and method gathers data from callers and call center sites and incorporates that information in call routing decisions. To make call routing decisions,...
Touch screen RFID tag reader
The efficient incorporation of RFID circuitry within touch sensor panel circuitry is disclosed. The RFID antenna can be placed in the touch sensor panel, such...
A display system is provided including forming a display array, connecting a control block to the display array, configuring a communication protocol between...
Operating an integrated circuit at a minimum supply voltage
In one embodiment, an integrated circuit comprises at least one measurement unit configured to generate an output indicative of a supply voltage at which the...
Audio plug with core structural member
Plugs with core structural members and methods for manufacturing plugs with core structural members are provided. A plug can include a core structural member...
Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
Electronic device with graphical user interface
Method and apparatus for managing power in computer systems
The invention is directed towards minimizing power consumption in computer systems. One embodiment of the invention is a power management system that is used...
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...
Method and apparatus for rendering user accounts portable
Improved approaches for enabling user accounts to be portable across different multi-user computer systems are disclosed. A user account created at a multi-user...
Display color correcting system
A display color-correcting system is provided. Color response values are measured that go into the vertices of polyhedra in a cubic color output space of the...
Detecting gestures on multi-event sensitive devices
A user interface method is disclosed. The method can include detecting gestures on or above a multi-event sensor panel and performing an action associated with...
Antennas for handheld electronic devices with conductive bezels
A handheld electronic device may be provided that contains wireless communications circuitry. The handheld electronic device may have a housing and a display....
Accuracy indications for an electronic compass in a portable device
Multiple instances of a geomagnetic field are calculated. Multiple instances of an average magnitude of a subset of the instances of the geomagnetic field are...
Newsreader for mobile device
Providing information to a mobile device can include receiving a translation request from a mobile device, wherein the translation request includes a resource...
Periodic sensor autocalibration and emulation by varying stimulus level
The automatic calibration of a sensor panel is disclosed by varying the amplitude of an input stimulus Vstim to simulate a full-touch condition and calibrating...