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Initiating memory wear leveling
Systems and processes may use a host and an external host. The host may be a portable device that includes a memory, a memory controller, and a communication...
Reducing connection time for mass storage class peripheral by internally
prefetching file data into local cache...
Techniques for reducing mount time for a peripheral device connected to an external host device are presented. In some implementations, when a connection is...
Method and apparatus for refactoring a graph in a graphical programming
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that refactors a port of a node in a graph, wherein the node has one or more input ports and one or...
Invitation to bind to a device
A server device sends a list of account holders together with an invitation to bind to the server. A client device can decide to present the invitation to a user...
Pattern searching methods and apparatuses
A computer-based method for identifying patterns in computer text using structures defining types of patterns which are to be identified, wherein a structure...
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...
Audio I/O headset plug and plug detection circuitry
A single prong, multiple signal conducting plug and plug detection circuitry is provided. The plug may be electrically coupled to a stereo headset including a...
Validating frame dependency information
The operation of a video playback application supporting display of an encoded video may be validated using a special-purpose video decoder. The decoder compares...
Spatial and temporal alignment of video sequences
Some embodiments allow a video editor to spatially and temporally align two or more video sequences into a single video sequence. As used in this application, a...
Estimating and removing lens distortion from scenes
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...
Analog interface for a flash memory die
A flash disk controller includes an input operable to receive analog signals from a flash memory die. The flash memory die includes multiple flash memory cells....
Methods and apparatus for cooling electronic devices through user
An electronic device can be provided with a user interface component and a cooling component contained within a housing. The housing may include at least one...
Electronic device with a metal-ceramic composite component
An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device may include a first component. The electronic device may also include a metal-ceramic composite...
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...
System for reducing the number of programs necessary to render an image
Disclosed is as system for reducing memory and computational requirements of graphics operations. The system provides techniques for combining otherwise...
Antennas for electronic devices
A removable antenna and a resilient antenna are provided for an electronic device such as a laptop computer. An antenna resonating element is mounted within the...
Handheld electronic device antennas
A handheld electronic device may be provided that contains a conductive housing and other conductive elements. The conductive elements may form an antenna ground...
Shoe wear-out sensor, body-bar sensing system, unitless activity
assessment and associated methods
A shoe wear out sensor (100,210,310) includes at least one detector (104,312) for sensing a physical metric that changes as a sole of a shoe wears out, a...
Compact input device
Compact input devices formed on flexible substrates are disclosed. The input devices may be formed using three or more conducting layers. By including three or...
Telescopic compactable memory disc adapter
A compactable disc adapter having a substrate capable of effectively extending the diameter of a disc having a compacted position and an extended position. The...
Method and system for controlling video selection and playback in a
portable media player
A method and system in accordance with the present invention provides a system that allows a portable media player to control settings of portable media player...
Color level graphical user interface
A graphical user interface for performing color correction and methods for implementing the color correction are disclosed. The graphical user interface allows a...
Speaker equalization tool
A computer readable medium containing program instructions for controlling a parametric equalizer is provided. Generally, a computer readable code is provided...
Resolution independent user interface design
Graphical user interface material map objects are specified by a collection of attribute-value pairs, the collection of which comprises a complete description of...
An oscillating signal of relatively precise frequency can be generated by tuning an oscillator using an external stable oscillating source as a reference....
Method and apparatus for dynamically resizing windows
The present invention provides a method for resizing windows and an apparatus for resizing windows. The method, in one embodiment, involves selecting a seam...
Computer system with graphical user interface including drawer-like
A window management mechanism allows a user to open a window as a drawer or, perhaps more appropriately named, a pop-up window. The drawer is an opened window...
Graphical representation of assets stored on a portable media device
A user interfaces can deliver enhanced information regarding media assets stored on a portable media device. A graphical user interface for database browsing and...
Method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing
specification for digital video encoding
A method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention...
At least certain embodiments of the present disclosure include a method for animating a display region, windows, or views displayed on a display of a device. The...
A media player according to the invention is provided. The media player may include a scroll wheel and a housing including a retention ledge. The retention ledge...
Button assembly with inverted dome switch
A portable electronic device may have an inverted dome switch assembly. The switch assembly may have an inverted dome that has a base and a conductive underside....
Magnetic connector for electronic device
An electrical plug and receptacle relying on magnetic force to maintain contact are disclosed. The plug and receptacle can be used as part of a power adapter for...
Method and apparatus for providing inter-application accessibility
Methods and apparatuses for providing inter-application accessibility. Embodiments of the present invention provide a framework independent, introspective,...
Activating virtual keys of a touch-screen virtual keyboard
A method of operating a touch screen to activate one of a plurality of virtual keys is provided. A touch location is determined based on location data pertaining...
Methods and systems for editing of web pages in an application capable of
displaying web page content
Editing of blocks of web page content from within an integrated application capable of displaying a web page. An algorithm based on both the element and the...
Determining when a file contains a feed
Techniques for detecting, managing, and presenting syndication XML (feeds) are disclosed. In one embodiment, a web browser automatically determines that a web...
Method and apparatus for quickly reanimating devices from hibernation
A system that causes a computing device to enter a hibernation mode. During operation, the system creates a hibernation image for the computing device by...
Change notification in USB devices
A method of notifying clients of a change in a USB including a first client requesting notification of a first change in the USB, detecting the first change in...
Displayport I.sup.2C speed control
Circuits, methods, and apparatus that allow a DisplayPort compatible host device to control data transactions over an I.sup.2C bus when communicating with a...
Method and apparatus for waking up a sleeping system
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that wakes up a sleeping target system located on a target LAN (Local Area Network) from a remote...
Determining a semantic relationship is disclosed. Source content is received. Cluster analysis is performed at least in part by using at least a portion of the...
Online purchase of digital media bundles
Techniques for interacting with an online media store to obtain a media asset bundle, such as a digital boxset, are disclosed. These techniques involve, for...
Adapting masking thresholds for encoding a low frequency transient signal
in audio data
An improved audio coding technique encodes audio having a low frequency transient signal, using a long block, but with a set of adapted masking thresholds. Upon...