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US-7,986,731 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...
US-7,986,568 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...
US-7,986,313 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...
US-7,986,233 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...
US-7,986,193 Noise reduction within an electronic device using automatic frequency modulation
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...
US-7,985,935 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...
US-D642,172 Electronic device
US-D642,169 Cover
US-D642,161 Remote control
US-7,984,385 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...
US-7,984,384 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...
US-7,984,377 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...
US-7,984,338 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...
US-7,984,320 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...
US-7,984,317 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...
US-7,984,274 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...
US-7,984,065 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...
US-7,983,307 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...
US-7,983,300 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...
US-7,982,796 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....
US-7,982,548 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...
US-7,981,510 Compartmentalized chips with polymers of different viscosities for improved processability
Compartmentalized chips of at least two chemically similar crystallizable thermoplastic polymers each having a different intrinsic viscosity placed in separate...
US-D641,762 Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
US-D641,693 Electronic device
US-7,979,868 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...
US-7,979,796 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...
US-7,979,728 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...
US-7,979,462 Head-to-head comparisons
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...
US-7,979,269 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...
US-7,978,925 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...
US-7,978,474 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...
US-7,978,182 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...
US-7,978,181 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,...
US-7,978,176 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...
US-7,977,998 Apparatus and method for testing level shifter voltage thresholds on an integrated circuit
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...
US-7,977,976 Self-gating synchronizer
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...
US-7,975,312 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...
US-7,975,242 Portable multifunction device, method, and graphical user interface for conference calling
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...
US-7,975,201 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...
US-7,975,134 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...
US-7,975,028 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...
US-7,974,486 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...
US-7,974,222 Method and apparatus for providing link-local IPv4 addressing across multiple interfaces of a network node
Embodiments of the present invention provide link-local IPv4 addressing across multiple interfaces of a network-node. During operation, the network-node...
US-7,974,132 Shifting reference values to account for voltage sag
A system and method, including software implemented techniques, can be used to adjust for sag in stored data values. Charge is applied to multiple memory cells,...
US-7,973,722 Electronic device with conductive housing and near field antenna
An electronic device such as a computer monitor is provided that has an antenna that supports near field communications. The electronic device may have a...
US-7,973,232 Simulating several instruments using a single virtual instrument
A media application for providing outputs (e.g., audio outputs) in response to inputs received from an input device is provided. The media application may...
US-7,973,231 Music synchronization arrangement
The invention generally pertains to a hand-held computing device. More particularly, the invention pertains to a computing device that is capable of controlling...
US-7,973,230 Methods and systems for providing real-time feedback for karaoke
Systems and methods for providing real-time feedback to karaoke users are provided. The systems and methods for providing users with real-time feedback while...
US-7,971,782 Multi-point transaction system
Computer implemented systems and methods for conducting transactions are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a method includes receiving transaction...
US-D641,021 Keyboard
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