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Associative references in a garbage collected programming environment
Associative references in a garbage collected programming environment is disclosed. An indication that an object is not reachable from any root object. The...
Dichroic aperture for electronic imaging device
A dichroic filter that for use with an electronic imaging device, such as a camera. The dichroic filter is located in the main imaging lens, and may permit all...
Image scaling arrangement
Methods and system for transferring images between devices are disclosed. For example, differently scaled images by a host device may automatically and/or...
Mixed media conferencing
Multiple users participate in a conference while taking maximum advantage of hardware and bandwidth capabilities of each participant. Each user's system makes...
Systems and methods of shock recovery in writable optical disc systems
Data recovery methods for use with a writable disc system having a writable media are presented including: detecting a write disruption in response to a shock...
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 of...
Light sensitive display
A light sensitive display.
Audio view using 3-dimensional plot
Techniques for editing signal data using a three-dimensional visual representation of the signal data are provided. According to one embodiment of the invention,...
Light sensitive display
A light sensitive display.
Center button isolation ring
Selection button isolation arrangements for use with electronic devices are presented including: a selection pad forming a substantially planar surface disposed...
Removable antennas for electronic devices
A removable antenna is provided for an electronic device such as a laptop computer. An antenna resonating element is mounted within the antenna. Magnetic...
Consumer abuse detection system and method
A technique is provided for detecting whether consumer abuse has occurred in an electronic device. In accordance with this technique, a system is provided for...
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...
Invisible, light-transmissive display system
An invisible, light-transmissive display system with a light resistant material is provided. Substantially invisible, tapered, light-transmissive holes are...
Switch assembly constructions
Electronic devices are provided with switch assembly input components that can have adhesives adhered to the side and/or bottom surfaces of support plates for...
Universal serial bus plug and receptacle coupling arrangements
A Universal Serial Bus socket-equipped arrangement (USB-SEA) configured for mating with a Universal Serial Bus (USB) plug having a plug metal housing and an...
Packaging for an article of manufacture, which includes a base with a ledge formed on its interior, a holder disposed within the base for holding an item, and a...
The invention is a method and apparatus for use in developing a program. More particularly, a method and apparatus for compiling a source code program during...
Detecting and interpreting real-world and security gestures on touch and
hover sensitive devices
"Real-world" gestures such as hand or finger movements/orientations that are generally recognized to mean certain things (e.g., an "OK" hand signal generally...
Detection of system battery errors
In an example embodiment, a method is provided to identify an error associated with a system battery. This system battery is operably associated with a computing...
Communication between an accessory and a media player with multiple
lingoes and lingo version information
An interface and protocol allow a media player to communicate with external accessories over a transport link. The protocol includes a core protocol...
Retaining intermediate states of shared groups of objects and notification
of changes to shared groups of objects
A method of sharing a group of one or more objects between a plurality of users, the method comprising providing the group of one or more objects to each user;...
Data streaming for non-DMA digital computing devices
High-speed data streams are exchanged between two digital computing devices one or both of which lacks DMA. Data transfers are performed by the devices using...
Transmission control protocol queue sorting
A device that queues and transmits data packets is described. This device includes: a queue configured to store data packets awaiting transmission; a controller...
Detection of low noise frequencies for multiple frequency sensor panel
The identification of low noise stimulation frequencies for detecting and localizing touch events on a touch sensor panel is disclosed. Each of a plurality of...
Far-field input identification
Techniques for identifying an object in close proximity to, but not in contact with, a multi-touch touch-screen device are described. By way of example, a cheek...
Wireless handheld electronic device
A handheld electronic device may be provided that contains a conductive housing and other conductive elements. The conductive elements may form an antenna ground...
High tactility glove system
This invention is directed to a glove system for operating an electronic device. The glove system may include an inner liner and an outer shell. The liner may be...
Force feedback computer input and output device with coordinated haptic
.[.A set of haptic elements (haptels) are arranged in a grid. Each haptel is a haptic feedback device with linear motion and a touchable surface substantially...
Locking relationships among parameters in computer programs
Some embodiments provide a method for locking in a mathematical relationship between a set of at least two parameters in a computer program. The method selects a...
Color labeling in a graphical user interface
A method for providing visual cues to a user of a graphical user interface (GUI) for a computer system is disclosed. The visual cues indicate a relationship with...
Process and system for providing a reduced set of fields associated with a
The present invention provides methods and apparatus for presenting fields associated with a report format suitable for displaying data associated with a...
Configuration bar for lauching layer for accessing user interface elements
A user-activatable dashboard (also referred to as a unified interest layer) contains any number of user interface elements, referred to herein as "widgets," for...
Motion sensor data processing using various power management modes
Systems and methods for processing motion sensor data using various power management modes of an electronic device are provided. Power may be provided to a...
Method and apparatus for evaluating and improving disk access time in a
Techniques for improving access time in data storage systems are disclosed. These techniques can be used to prevent undesirable access delays that are often...
Smart dock for chaining accessories
A system for communicating between an accessory and an electronic device includes a first interface, a second interface, and a docking station. The first...
Digital phase relationship lock loop
In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a first clocked storage device operable in a first clock domain corresponding to a first clock signal. The first...
Methods and systems for managing data
Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata or index databases. In one exemplary method, a notification that an existing file has been modified or...
Video coding system providing separate coding chains for dynamically
selected small-size or full-size playback
Embodiments of the present invention provide a coding system that codes data according to a pair of coding chains. A first coding chain generates coded video...
Synchronization of computer system clock using a local gateway
Methods and apparatuses for synchronizing a system clock of a computer via a local gateway are described herein. In one embodiment, a local clock of a gateway...
Virtualization of graphics resources
Graphics resources are virtualized through an interface between graphics hardware and graphics clients. The interface allocates the graphics resources across...
Application programming interfaces for synchronization
The application programming interface operates in an environment with user interface software interacting with multiple software applications or processes in...
Light sensitive display
A light sensitive display.
Battery assembly for use in an electronic device
A battery assembly for use in an electronic device is provided. The battery assembly may include a battery cell (e.g., a rechargeable battery cell), a battery...
Media rendering hierarchy
To process media data from one or more sources, a hierarchy of media components are formed. Each media component receives as input one or more streams of media...
Controlling memory operations using a driver and flash memory type tables
Systems and processes may include a first memory and a second memory. A driver and/or an application may be stored in the first memory. Flash memory type data of...
Electronic device accessory
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...
Rate and quality controller for H.264/AVC video coder and scene analyzer
A rate control system is disclosed for video coding applications. The rate controller assigns a quantization parameter for video data in a picture in response to...