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US-8,117,260 Method and apparatus for listening for incoming calls on multiple port/socket combinations
In a computer system having a memory, a processor, and a network interface, a method for listening on multiple conferencing interfaces having the steps of...
US-8,117,228 Head-to-head comparisons
Providing a comparison of a set of similar items includes: receiving from a first member of an online community a selection of a stored prior comparison created...
US-8,117,038 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-8,116,807 Airplane mode indicator on a portable multifunction device
A graphical user interface on a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display includes an airplane mode switch icon with an "on" position and an...
US-8,116,703 Wireless transmitter calibration using device receiver
Portable electronic devices are provided that contain radio-frequency transceiver circuitry. Power amplifier circuitry may amplify transmitted radio-frequency...
US-8,116,586 Estimating and removing distortion from an image
Some embodiments provide a method of editing images with distortion caused by a camera lens. The method identifies a set of geometries on a set of images taken...
US-8,116,503 Bend switch for wired headset
This is directed to a bend switch constructed from two substantially co-linear elongated bodies having opposing contact surfaces. In an open switch position,...
US-8,116,179 Simultaneous viewing of multiple tool execution results
Facilitating analysis is disclosed. A master track comprising one or more previously recorded inputs to one or more computer system components is played. Two or...
US-8,116,133 Maintenance operations for multi-level data storage cells
Systems and methods, including computer software, for reading data from a flash memory cell involve detecting voltages from a group of memory cells. The group...
US-8,116,057 Data port transient protection apparatus and methods
Methods and apparatus for protecting data bus ports and their corresponding PHY devices from taking damage associated with excess voltage across one or more...
US-8,115,892 Display that emits circularly-polarized light
One embodiment of the present invention provides a display that emits circularly-polarized light. This display includes a display mechanism that emits...
US-8,115,825 Electronic device with two image sensors
An electronic device for producing an image of an object is disclosed. The electronic device may include a black-and-white camera having a first sensor area...
US-8,115,773 Serializing command streams for graphics processors
A method and an apparatus for determining a dependency relationship between graphics commands based on availability of graphics hardware resources to perform...
US-8,113,494 Active impact protection mechanism
Active cushioning mechanisms that detect imminent impact and activate a damper by driving power from an onboard power supply into an electromagnetic actuator....
US-D654,072 Electronic device
US-D654,033 Grooved wire support for a probe test core
US-8,112,701 Reference adding behavior in formula editing mode
Reference adding behavior in a formula editing mode is disclosed. In some embodiments, in response to receiving an indication of a selection of a cell, a...
US-8,112,567 Method and system for controlling power provided to an accessory
A method for a portable media player to control power provided an accessory is disclosed. The method includes requesting information about the power...
US-8,112,537 Trickle sync protocol
Among other things, techniques and systems are disclosed for providing trickle syncing. In one aspect, a system includes a data repository to store one or more...
US-8,112,360 Digital media acquisition using credit
Improved techniques and systems to facilitate use of credit to acquire digital media assets from a network-based media server are disclosed. Digital media...
US-8,112,130 Receiver acoustic system
A mobile communications device has an outer housing with a front wall in which an acoustic opening is formed. A tub is disposed inside the housing, wherein an...
US-8,112,032 Portable media player as a remote control
A portable multimedia player is used to wirelessly access and control a media server that is streaming digital media by way of a wireless interface to a media...
US-8,112,029 Method for developing writing skills by creating customized books using a network
A method for creating a book using a network, comprising using a processor to create a website to entice a user to become a subscriber. Computer instructions...
US-8,111,842 Filter adaptation based on volume setting for certification enhancement in a handheld wireless communications...
A handheld wireless communications device has an adjustable volume setting. The communications device also has a downlink audio processor containing a digital...
US-8,111,837 Data-driven media management within an electronic device
A method and apparatus for intelligently routing and managing audio signals within an electronic device is disclosed. The routing is responsive to a set of...
US-8,111,752 Encoding mode pruning during video encoding
A method for encoding a first set of pixels in a first image in a sequence of images is described. From a set of encoding modes, the method selects a first mode...
US-8,111,751 Encoding video
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for encoding a video signal that is formed by a series of successive images. Each image includes several...
US-8,111,522 Switch structures for use on printed circuit boards
An electrical contact area on a printed circuit board ("PCB"), that would otherwise be subject to abrasion and possibly also corrosion, can be protected by...
US-8,111,505 Computer housing
A multipart computer housing is described. The multipart computer housing includes at least a structural support layer and a body. The body includes at least an...
US-8,111,232 LCD electrode arrangement
Systems, devices, and methods for reducing direct current bias and/or enabling a simplified manner of polarity inversion in liquid crystal display (LCD) devices...
US-8,110,744 Flexible shielded cable
A flexible shielded cable is disclosed. The cable may include a plurality of conductors formed on a common base, a dielectric material disposed about the...
US-8,110,264 Article comprising light absorbent composition to mask visual haze and related methods
A transparent article includes a continuous polyester matrix having at least one incompatible filler dispersed therein. The incompatible filler provides domains...
US-D653,675 Housing for an electronic device
US-D653,648 Electronic device
US-8,108,685 Apparatus and method for indicating password quality and variety
A method of presenting password information to a user, the method comprising: receiving a password; determining the number of unique character sets utilized in...
US-8,108,650 Translation lookaside buffer (TLB) with reserved areas for specific sources
In an embodiment, a TLB is partitioned into regions. The TLB may be set associative, and each section may include a portion of the locations in each way of the...
US-8,108,633 Shared stream memory on multiple processors
A method and an apparatus that allocate a stream memory and/or a local memory for a variable in an executable loaded from a host processor to the compute...
US-8,108,261 Store affiliation system
Techniques for improved interaction between online retailers and traditional brick-and-mortar retailers that provide patron-accessible networks are disclosed....
US-8,108,144 Location based tracking
Location information is used to build a database of locations having associated audio, video, image or text data. In some implementations, a device includes a...
US-8,107,183 Method and device for hard drive shock event detection
A method and system for sensing the current applied to the motor of a data storage device and determining whether a shock event has occurred by processing the...
US-8,106,926 Controlling a display device to display portions of an entire image in a display area
A computer-implemented method is for controlling display of an image, in a display area, by a display device. A plurality of elements of a sequence is...
US-8,106,856 Portable electronic device for photo management
A portable electronic device with a touch screen display for photo management is disclosed. One aspect of the invention involves a computer-implemented method...
US-8,106,836 Hybrid antennas for electronic devices
A portable electronic device is provided that has a hybrid antenna. The hybrid antenna may include a slot antenna structure and an inverted-F antenna structure....
US-8,106,630 Method and system for operating a portable electronic device in a power-limited manner
Improved techniques to manage operation of a portable electronic device having a substantially depleted battery when power is available from an external,...
US-8,104,911 Display system with distributed LED backlight
A display system with a distributed LED backlight includes: providing a plurality of tile LED light sources, each tile LED light source having a tile and a...
US-D653,236 Earphone
US-D653,213 Power module
US-8,104,048 Browsing or searching user interfaces and other aspects
This description relates to systems, methods and software architectures for providing previews of files, such as previews of content of the files without...
US-8,103,951 Dynamic schema creation
In a database application executing on a computer system, a database table view is represented by a structured object located on a storage device coupled to the...
US-8,103,893 Thermal management of devices by suspension of offline diagnostic activities
The present invention provides both a peripheral device that regulates its own temperature by adjusting its power consumption, and a method to accomplish the...
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