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US-RE42,738 Portable computers
A portable computer arranged to rest comfortably in the hand has a small display screen. Accelerometers capable of detecting movement of the pen with respect to...
US-8,024,731 Assigning priorities to threads of execution
Systems and processes may be implemented to receive threads of execution and assign priorities to the threads of execution. Threads of execution may include...
US-8,024,658 Application for designing photo albums
Some embodiments of the invention provide a computer-based application that allows its users to insert their pictures in a variety of different photo album...
US-8,024,657 Visually encoding nodes representing stages in a multi-stage video compositing operation
Some embodiments of the invention provide a user interface of editing video through a multi-stage editing process. The user interface selects a particular stage...
US-8,024,618 Multi-client and fabric diagnostics and repair
Systems, methods, and computer program products for network diagnostics and repair are provided. In some implementations, a method is provided. The method...
US-8,024,552 Performing variable and/or bitwise shift operation for a shift instruction that does not provide a variable or...
Some embodiments present a method of performing a variable shift operation. This method can be used by a microprocessor that does not allow variable shift...
US-8,024,351 Query result iteration
Systems and methods for processing an index are described. A pulse in an inverted index refers to a group of items that do not occur in any other pulse in the...
US-8,024,322 Ordered index
Systems and methods for processing an index are described. A postings list of items containing a particular term are ordered in a desired retrieval order, e.g.,...
US-8,024,295 Method and apparatus for archiving and unarchiving objects
The invention is directed towards methods and apparatuses for archiving and unarchiving objects. Some embodiments of the invention archive and unarchive objects...
US-8,024,193 Methods and apparatus related to pruning for concatenative text-to-speech synthesis
The present invention provides, among other things, automatic identification of near-redundant units in a large TTS voice table, identifying which units are...
US-8,023,262 Lid-closed detector
In one exemplary embodiment, a portable computer having a display assembly coupled to a base assembly to alternate between a closed position and an open...
US-8,023,261 Electronic device assembly
Apparatus and methods for assembling an electronic device and components thereof are provided. The electronic device may include a housing and a cover inserted...
US-8,023,260 Assembly of an electronic device
An electronic device is provided. The electronic device may include a plate placed behind a screen formed from a window and a display module to provide the...
US-8,022,964 3D histogram and other user interface elements for color correcting images
The disclosed implementations relate generally to 3D histograms and other user interface elements for color correcting digital images. A color correction method...
US-8,022,935 Capacitance sensing electrode with integrated I/O mechanism
A touch sensing device is disclosed. The touch sensing device includes one or more multifunctional nodes each of which represents a single touch pixel. Each...
US-8,022,571 Power management circuitry and solar cells
This is directed to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing circuitry that can be used to control multiple solar cells to generate power for a...
US-8,021,198 Low-profile power adapter
A low-profile power adapter is disclosed. In one embodiment, a low profile power adapter is facilitated by improved approaches to construct and assembly of a...
US-8,021,183 Cold headed electric plug arm
This is directed to a power adapter plug arm manufactured from a single piece of material. The plug arm can include a plug operative to extend into a wall...
US-8,020,762 Techniques and systems for supporting podcasting
Improved podcasts and techniques that facilitate their use are disclosed. The improved techniques can pertain to creating, publishing, hosting, accessing,...
US-D645,472 Icon for a portion of a display screen
US-D645,470 Icon for a portion of a display screen
US-8,020,149 System and method for mitigating repeated crashes of an application resulting from supplemental code
Provided is a method for mitigating the effects of an application which crashes as the result of supplemental code (e.g., plug-in), particularly a plug-in from...
US-8,020,105 Unified user interface for instant messaging and email
The present invention relates to a unified user interface for instant messaging and electronic mail. In one aspect, a single user interface is provided to allow...
US-8,020,100 Fast creation of video segments
A computer-implemented method can include displaying, within a user interface in a digital media system, a media pane, and a project pane, displaying, within...
US-8,020,075 Channel quality index feedback reduction for broadband systems
A system and methodology are disclosed for exploiting channel correlation in time and/or frequency to reduce CQI feedback in wireless communications systems. By...
US-8,019,977 Generating predicate values during vector processing
A method for performing parallel operations in a computer system when one or more memory hazards may be present, which may be implemented by a processor, is...
US-8,019,976 Memory-hazard detection and avoidance instructions for vector processing
A processor that is configured to perform parallel operations in a computer system where one or more memory hazards may be present is described. An instruction...
US-8,019,725 Software update management
A software update method permits a local software update server to act as a update source for client computer systems in its local network. The local update...
US-8,019,096 Electronic device and external equipment with configurable audio path circuitry
Electronic devices and accessories such as headsets for electronic devices are provided. A microphone may be included in an accessory to capture sound for an...
US-8,018,994 Selecting encoding types and predictive modes for encoding video data
In some embodiments, a method of determining encoding type and predictive mode(s) selections for a macroblock of a video frame is provided. In some embodiments,...
US-8,018,579 Three-dimensional imaging and display system
A three-dimensional imaging and display system is provided in which user input is optically detected in an imaging volume by measuring the path length of an...
US-8,018,465 Optimizing the execution of media processing routines using a list of routine identifiers
Methods for analyzing a list of routine identifiers to optimize processing of routines identified in the list. Some embodiments execute a set of routines in...
US-8,018,389 Methods and apparatus for improving the performance of an electronic device having one or more antennas
An electronic device comprising a first conductive unit and a second conductive unit disposed such that a gap exists between the first component and the second...
US-D645,037 Handheld portable computing device
US-8,015,492 Icon label placement in a graphical user interface
To improve the art of graphical user interfaces, the present invention introduces a system that displays iconic resource representations having a salient...
US-8,015,356 Fast hit override
In one embodiment, a cache comprises a tag memory and a comparator. The tag memory is configured to store tags of cache blocks stored in the cache, and is...
US-8,015,237 Processing of metadata content and media content received by 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-8,015,230 Fast modular zero sum and ones sum determination
In one embodiment, a state determiner comprises a plurality of logic circuits and a second logic circuit. Each logic circuit corresponds to a respective bit...
US-8,015,012 Data-driven global boundary optimization
Portions from segment boundary regions of a plurality of speech segments are extracted. Each segment boundary region is based on a corresponding initial unit...
US-8,014,760 Missed telephone call management for a portable multifunction device
In one aspect of the invention, a computer-implemented method is disclosed for use in conjunction with a portable electronic device with a touch screen display....
US-8,014,520 Exponentiation ladder for cryptography
Method and apparatus for data security using exponentiation. This is suitable for public key cryptography authentication and other data security applications...
US-8,014,211 Keeperless fully complementary static selection circuit
Selection circuitry for use in register files, multiplexers, and so forth is disclosed. The selection circuitry includes a plurality of local bit lines coupled...
US-8,014,142 Display window securing system
A display window assembly is mounted in the opening of a bezel of a housing, and a force is exerted against the assembly by a suitable resilient element urging...
US-8,013,874 Digital image albums
To better realize the great potential of amateur digital photography, the present invention introduces an integrated system for the acquisition, organization,...
US-8,013,872 Method and apparatus for anti-aliasing scan conversion
Methods and apparatuses for anti-aliasing scan conversion. In one aspect of the invention, an exemplary method to scan convert an image on a data processing...
US-8,013,839 Methods for determining a cursor position from a finger contact with a touch screen display
A portable device with a touch screen display detects a contact area of a finger with the touch screen display and then determines a first position associated...
US-8,013,669 Dynamic power noise event counter
An apparatus and method for detecting noise in a power supply voltage. A circuit may include a voltage generation unit coupled to receive a power supply...
US-8,013,616 Type A USB receptacle with plug detection
A modified Series A universal serial bus (USB) receptacle connector is equipped with the functionality to allow the electronic system in which it resides to be...
US-8,012,398 Housing of an electronic device formed by doubleshot injection molding
A method for forming an enclosure for enclosing internal electronic components of an electronic device is provided, which comprises: performing a first...
US-8,011,975 Power connector having protective interior cover
Circuits, methods, and apparatus that may provide protection from exposed wires or terminals when a power plug is damaged or destroyed. One example may provide...
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