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US-8,081,930 Trace functionality in a mobile device
Systems and methods are provided for tracing parameters indicative of performance of a mobile device that is not tethered to a host computer. The mobile device...
US-8,081,430 Microperforated and backlit displays having alternative display capabilities
A visual display having microperforations, backlighting and contrasting surface finishes is disclosed. The visual display includes an opaque base object having...
US-D650,811 Media device
US-8,079,025 Asynchronous load of source dependencies
Asynchronous loading of source dependencies is disclosed. An indication is received in the course of executing a script that a source file on which a current...
US-8,078,982 Automatic creation of data relationships
The disclosed implementations allow automatic and transparent creation of data relationships in a database application or other application in response to user...
US-8,078,963 Efficient creation of documents
Some embodiments provide a method that efficiently designs a document. The method initially provides the user with a selection of templates, each with a default...
US-8,078,847 Detecting memory-hazard conflicts 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-8,078,800 Dynamic operating point modification in an integrated circuit
In one embodiment, an integrated circuit includes a processor, an internal memory, and a memory controller coupled to an external memory. The integrated circuit...
US-8,078,787 Communication between a host device and an accessory via an intermediate device
A host device and an accessory exchange information (e.g., commands and data) via an intermediate device. The host device and accessory can each connect to the...
US-8,078,776 Electronic device having a dual key connector
A connector interface system for a communication device is disclosed. The interface includes a docking connector. The docking connector includes first make/last...
US-8,078,772 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...
US-8,078,747 Methods and apparatuses for transferring data
The present invention provides several methods and apparatuses for transmitting multimedia data using streaming media protocols such as real-time transfer...
US-8,078,685 Remotely configured media device
Improved techniques for controlling operation of a portable electronic device are disclosed. Portable electronic devices which interact with a host electronic...
US-8,078,224 Male plug connector
A male plug connector for connecting to a corresponding receptacle connector of a media player. In one embodiment the connector comprises a housing designed to...
US-8,077,779 Method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding with...
A method and apparatus for performing motion estimation in a digital video system is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention discloses a system that...
US-8,077,479 Apparatus for reducing electromagnetic interference and spreading heat
A radio module for use in an electronic device is disclosed. The radio module has a shield for reducing electromagnetic interference on the radio module. The...
US-8,077,256 Scene-aware automatic-exposure control
A scene-aware auto-exposure control process stabilizes changes in a camera's auto-exposure settings so as to reduce lighting and color flicker during image...
US-8,077,218 Methods and apparatuses for image processing
Methods and apparatuses for generating a low dynamic range image for a high dynamic range scene. In one aspect, a method to generate a low dynamic range image...
US-8,077,182 User interface controls for managing content attributes
A computer-implemented method includes displaying a content item having at least one attribute that is changeable in value, maintaining a history of image...
US-8,077,160 Storing baseline information in EEPROM
Pre-stored no-touch or no-hover (no-event) sensor output values can initially be used when a sensor panel subsystem is first booted up to establish an initial...
US-8,077,147 Mouse with optical sensing surface
A mouse with an extended optical sensing surface is disclosed.
US-8,077,096 Slot antennas for electronic devices
Slot antennas are provided for electronic devices such as portable electronic devices. The slot antennas may have a dielectric-filled slot that is formed in a...
US-8,076,628 Ambient light sensor with reduced sensitivity to noise from infrared sources
Systems and methods are provided for detecting ambient light with reduced sensitivity to infrared sources. An electronic device may include an infrared sensor,...
US-D650,377 Electronic device
US-D650,355 Media device
US-D650,354 Media device
US-8,074,172 Method, system, and graphical user interface for providing word recommendations
One aspect of the invention involves a method that includes: in a first area of the touch screen, displaying a current character string being input by a user...
US-8,073,984 Communication protocol for use with portable electronic devices
Improved techniques for communicating between a portable electronic device and an accessory (or auxiliary) device are disclosed. The accessory device can...
US-8,073,980 Methods and systems for automatic configuration of peripherals
Peripherals and data processing systems are disclosed which can be configured to interact based upon sensor data. In one embodiment, a peripheral, which is...
US-8,073,813 Refresh and filter anchors
Structured data on a device is synchronized with structured data on a host if the device and the host have a matching refresh anchor. Structured data on the...
US-8,073,565 System and method for alerting a first mobile data processing system nearby a second mobile data processing system
Provided is a fully automated web service with location based services generally involved in transmission of situational location dependent information to...
US-8,073,486 Methods for opportunistic multi-user beamforming in collaborative MIMO-SDMA
A system and method for opportunistically designing collaborative beamforming vectors is disclosed for a wireless multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) space...
US-8,073,324 Magnet array for coupling and aligning an accessory to an electronic device
Systems and methods are providing for aligning an accessory to an electronic device interface. In particular, some accessories such as optical filters and lens...
US-8,073,248 Automatic detection of calibration charts in images
Methods and apparatuses for locating an embedded color chart in an image are described. In one exemplary method, an image that includes an embedded color chart...
US-8,073,069 Multi-user MIMO-SDMA for finite rate feedback systems
A multi-user MIMO downlink beamforming system with limited feedback (200) is provided to enable preceding for multi-stream transmission, where a channel...
US-8,072,956 Wireless communication system
A processing system is described that includes a wireless communication interface that wirelessly communicates with one or more wireless client devices in the...
US-8,072,764 Multi-part substrate assemblies for low profile portable electronic devices
Multi-part substrate arrangements that yield low profile configurations are disclosed. One aspect pertains to portable electronic devices are able to have low...
US-8,072,471 Processing cursor movements in a graphical user interface of a multimedia application
A method for processing a selected item in a GUI of a multimedia application is provided. The method includes receiving a hot key input that specifies a...
US-8,071,893 Methods and apparatus for shielding circuitry from interference
This is directed to methods and apparatus for shielding a circuitry region of an electronic device from interference (e.g., EMI). A conductive dam may be formed...
US-D649,973 Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
US-D649,785 Case
US-8,069,438 Class declaration in a non-class-based programming environment
Facilitating declaration of a class or function using a programming language that is not a class-based object-oriented programming (OOP) language is disclosed....
US-8,069,356 Accessory power management
Methods, apparatus, and circuits for managing power among portable computing devices and one or more accessories. One example provides commands to improve power...
US-8,069,307 Accessing metadata with an external host
Systems and processes may be used to retrieve metadata from a nonvolatile memory of a portable device and transmit the retrieved metadata to an external host....
US-8,069,279 Data flow control within and between DMA channels
In one embodiment, a direct memory access (DMA) controller comprises a transmit circuit and a data flow control circuit coupled to the transmit circuit. The...
US-8,069,051 Zero-gap playback using predictive mixing
Circuits and methods for providing zero-gap playback of consecutive data streams in portable electronic devices, such as media players, are described. In some...
US-8,068,925 Dynamic routing of audio among multiple audio devices
A routing screen is presented on an electronic device by a user interface application in response to receiving a notification that an external audio device is...
US-8,068,692 Methods and apparatuses for pixel transformations
Methods, apparatuses, systems, and machine readable media for pixel transformations. One exemplary method includes: determining a state of a pixel format...
US-8,068,336 Docking station for hand held electronic devices
A docking system is disclosed. The docking system includes a single docking station and a plurality of inserts that are placed in the docking station so that...
US-8,068,146 Opponent color detail enhancement for saturated colors
A method, system and device for enhancing detail in areas of saturated color in an image are described. As areas of saturated color are detected in an image the...
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