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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
US-7,971,186 Automatic execution flow ordering
A computer-implemented method and apparatus for programming a computing apparatus are disclosed. The method is a computer-implemented method for use in a...
US-7,970,970 Non-blocking address switch with shallow per agent queues
In one embodiment, a switch is configured to be coupled to an interconnect. The switch comprises a plurality of storage locations and an arbiter control circuit...
US-7,970,926 Synchronized transmission of audio and video data from a computer to a client via an interface
A method for controlling data transmission between a computer and a video client via an interface, the method comprising: the computer polling the interface a...
US-7,970,799 Methods and systems for managing data
Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata. In one exemplary method, metadata from files created by several different software applications are...
US-7,969,478 Method and apparatus for color correction of color devices for various operating conditions
Methods and apparatuses for color correction of color device for various operating conditions. In at least one embodiment of the present invention, operating...
US-7,969,453 Partial display updates in a windowing system using a programmable graphics processing unit
Techniques to generate partial display updates in a buffered window system in which arbitrary visual effects are permitted to any one or more windows (e.g.,...
US-7,969,333 Complexity-aware encoding
Techniques for encoding data based at least in part upon an awareness of the decoding complexity of the encoded data and the ability of a target decoder to...
US-7,967,610 Connector assembly
Methods and apparatus are provided for manufacturing a portable electronic device that does not cause yield loss or premature failure due a connector shell...
US-7,966,785 Laminated display window and device incorporating same
A laminated window assembly for a device, such as a handheld electronic device (e.g., a media player or mobile telephone), includes a window layer that...
US-D640,695 Keyboard
US-7,966,578 Portable multifunction device, method, and graphical user interface for translating displayed content
A computer-implemented method, for use in conjunction with a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display, comprises displaying a portion of page...
US-7,966,577 Multimedia control center
Techniques and systems for centralized access to multimedia content stored on or available to a computing device are disclosed. The centralized access can be...
US-7,966,555 Context sensitive delimiter insertion when adding references
Context sensitive delimiter insertion when adding references is disclosed. In some embodiments, a plurality of indications of selections of a cell or cell range...
US-7,966,428 Control of electronic devices based on capability descriptions
Methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer readable media for controlling one or more electronic devices are described. According to one described aspect, an...
US-7,966,362 Management of podcasts
Improved techniques that facilitate the use of podcasts are disclosed. The improved techniques can pertain to publishing, hosting, accessing, subscribing,...
US-7,966,299 Persistent state database for operating system services
A database is used to store user interface state information. The database is accessed by a key having a service ID field, a caller ID field, and a caller...
US-7,965,498 Cover glass to housing interface system
A display cover to housing interface system includes a display screen fronted by a display cover having front and obverse faces and a distal edge between the...
US-7,965,495 Battery connector structures for electronic devices
A portable computer is provided that has a housing. A removable battery may provide power to the portable computer. A connector on the battery may mate with a...
US-7,963,809 Microdvi connector
A small form-factor, high performance connector is disclosed. This connector is intended for use with high bandwidth digital video, implementing differential...
US-7,962,855 Method of displaying an audio and/or video signal in a graphical user interface (GUI)
The present invention relates to a method of manipulating an audio and/or video signal in a graphical user interface (GUI). An audio and/or video signal...
US-7,962,730 Replaying memory operation assigned a load/store buffer entry occupied by store operation processed beyond...
In one embodiment, a processor comprises a retire unit and a load/store unit coupled thereto. The retire unit is configured to retire a first store memory...
US-7,962,637 Dynamic adjustments of video streams
A method and apparatus for the dynamic adjustments of video streams sent from a server to a client is provided. Using both short term and long term thinning...
US-7,962,634 Submission of metadata content and media content to a media distribution system
The disclosed embodiments relate generally to the submission of metadata content and media content to a media distribution system. The media content can...
US-7,962,542 Method and apparatus for inverse discrete cosine transform
A method of implementing a two-dimensional Inverse Discrete Cosine Transform on a block of input data. The method includes 1) generating a performance array for...
US-7,962,449 Trusted index structure in a network environment
Methods and apparatuses of a trusted index structure in a network environment. In one embodiment, a data processing system includes a master device and at least...
US-7,962,031 Pulsed control of camera flash
Input from a user is received, to take a picture. A camera flash is signaled to produce multiple flash pulses during a single shutter cycle of the picture. The...
US-7,961,476 Stiffening plate for circuit board and switch assembly
This invention is directed to a support plate for reinforcing a portion of a circuit board. The support plate may be coupled to a portion of the circuit board...
US-7,961,469 Method and apparatus for distributing a thermal interface material
Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for distributing a thermal interface material. The system includes: an integrated circuit chip; a heat...
US-7,961,151 Antennas for compact portable wireless devices
Compact portable wireless devices and antennas for compact portable wireless devices are provided. The compact portable wireless device may be part of a piece...
US-7,961,007 Receiver to match delay for single ended and differential signals
In one embodiment, a receiver circuit is provide that may receive either a differential input or a single-ended input corresponding to an interface. The...
US-7,960,684 Side cured light-transmissive display system
An invisible, light-transmissive display system with a light resistant material is provided. The light resistant material has a first side and a second side....
US-7,960,682 Display device control based on integrated ambient light detection and lighting source characteristics
Systems and methods are provided for a display device including one or more methods for modifying the display brightness by automatically adapting to ambient...
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