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US-D638,030 Electronic device
US-D638,013 Monitor
US-D637,814 Case
US-7,941,796 Distributing and synchronizing objects
A method and apparatus for distributing and synchronizing objects. One or more embodiments of the invention provide for distributing copies of the objects...
US-7,941,760 Soft keyboard display for a portable multifunction device
A computer-implemented method for displaying soft keyboards at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display is disclosed. An application with a...
US-7,941,758 Animation of graphical objects
A method for animating graphical objects is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes providing a plurality of graphical objects and displaying a subset...
US-7,941,757 Method and apparatus for creating multimedia presentations
Some embodiments of the invention provide a computerized method for creating and editing a multimedia item. The method provides a menu theme for a multimedia...
US-7,941,582 Method and apparatus for mediating among media applications
In a device that can execute multiple media applications, but only one at a time, a media server coordinates among applications, but neither the media server...
US-7,941,555 Management and prioritization of media item downloading
The disclosed embodiments relate generally to the downloading of media items. The media items may include, for example, audio, video, image, or podcast data. In...
US-7,940,942 Self-identifying microphone
A microphone including a connector with a plurality of electrical contacts. The microphone interfaces with a computer system via a digital bus. The microphone...
US-7,940,843 Method of implementing improved rate control for a multimedia compression and encoding system
The rate controller in a digital video encoding system is responsible for allocating a bit budget for video frames to be encoded. The rate controller considers...
US-7,940,768 Source address based routing process
A method is described that entails assigning a source network address to an outbound packet, associating the outbound packet with a network service and...
US-7,940,365 Compact display flex and driver sub-assemblies
Compact sub-assemblies of flexible circuits and drivers are provided. The sub-assemblies can occupy less space in an electronic device than conventional...
US-7,940,276 Virtualization of graphics resources
Graphics resources are virtualized through an interface between graphics hardware and graphics clients. The interface allocates the graphics resources across...
US-7,940,272 System and method for displaying text
A system and method for displaying text are described. According to embodiments of the invention, the system and methods describe operations for displaying...
US-7,940,250 Web-clip widgets on a portable multifunction device
In a computer-implemented method for use at a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display, a web page or portion thereof is displayed on the touch...
US-7,940,110 Cascode switching circuit
A switch circuit is disclosed. The switch circuit may include one or more arrangements of transistors coupled in a cascode configuration. The transistors used...
US-7,940,026 Methods and apparatus for charging a battery in a peripheral device
A power manager for managing power delivered to a battery operated peripheral device is disclosed. The power manager includes an input current limiter arranged...
US-D637,596 Portable display device
US-7,937,666 Form-field mask for sensitive data
Techniques for collecting data via a display page are disclosed. A data entry field that does not display a current value associated with the data entry field...
US-7,937,230 Display digital signal visualizations with increasing accuracy
Digital signal visualizations may be displayed with increasing accuracy as the signal data is processed. According to one embodiment, an entire digital signal...
US-7,936,946 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...
US-7,936,873 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...
US-7,936,348 Methods and apparatuses using control indicators for data processing systems
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...
US-7,934,780 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...
US-7,934,292 Hinge mechanism
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...
US-7,934,291 Multi-position magnetic detents
Various embodiments for magnetic detent assemblies provide for detent devices with improved performance and manufacturability. In one embodiment, magnetic...
US-D637,201 User interface for computer display
US-D637,193 Electronic device
US-D637,192 Electronic device
US-D637,157 Electronic device
US-D637,076 Packaging
US-7,934,156 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...
US-7,933,807 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...
US-7,933,561 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...
US-7,933,123 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...
US-7,933,117 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...
US-7,933,008 Positioning a first surface in a pre-determined position relative to a second surface
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...
US-7,932,909 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...
US-7,932,897 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...
US-7,932,896 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...
US-7,931,968 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...
US-D636,786 Icon for a display screen or portion thereof
US-7,930,650 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...
US-7,930,508 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...
US-7,930,462 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...
US-7,930,369 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...
US-7,930,289 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...
US-7,930,172 Global boundary-centric feature extraction and associated discontinuity metrics
Portions from time-domain speech segments are extracted. Feature vectors that represent the portions in a vector space are created. The feature vectors...
US-7,929,959 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...
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