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US-7,984,274 Partial load/store forward prediction
In one embodiment, a processor comprises a prediction circuit and another circuit coupled to the prediction circuit. The prediction circuit is configured to...
US-7,984,065 Portable browsing interface for information retrieval
An integrated searching/browsing mechanism employs user-constructed information hierarchies that represent a cognitive framework for the organization of...
US-7,983,307 Communication apparatus and communication method
A hybrid terminal of a mobile phone and a digital broadcast receiver allows calling on the mobile phone while at the same time receiving a digital broadcast...
US-7,983,300 Method and apparatus for measuring bandwidth
For a network that connects several computers, a method of determining the network bandwidth between two computers. The method measures a first time interval...
US-7,982,796 Track for improved video compression
A computer readable medium for compressing video data with an edit track is provided. Generally, computer readable code for compressing video data is provided....
US-7,982,548 Resonant oscillator with oscillation-startup circuitry
Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that implements a resonant oscillator circuit. This system includes a first inductor with a constant...
US-7,981,510 Compartmentalized chips with polymers of different viscosities for improved processability
Compartmentalized chips of at least two chemically similar crystallizable thermoplastic polymers each having a different intrinsic viscosity placed in separate...
US-D641,762 Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
US-D641,693 Electronic device
US-7,979,868 Method and apparatus for intercommunications amongst device drivers
Techniques for intercommunication amongst device drivers are described herein. In one embodiment, an application programming interface (API) is provided by a...
US-7,979,796 Searching for commands and other elements of a user interface
The present invention provides a search capability to allow a user to easily locate a menu command or other user interface element associated with a search...
US-7,979,728 Charging a rechargeable external device by periodically powering down and powering up portions of the charging...
A system which enables battery powered devices such as notebook computers to efficiently charge smaller mobile devices such as music players, cell phones and...
US-7,979,462 Head-to-head comparisons
Providing a comparison of a set of similar items is disclosed. In some embodiments, a selection of a set of similar items to be included in a comparison is...
US-7,979,269 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...
US-7,978,925 Smoothing and/or locking operations in video editing
Some embodiments allow a video editor to remove unwanted camera motion from a sequence of video images (e.g., video frames). Some embodiments are implemented in...
US-7,978,474 Liquid-cooled portable computer
Embodiments of a computer system are described. This computer system includes a power source that is coupled to a heat pipe, where the power source includes an...
US-7,978,182 Screen rotation gestures on a portable multifunction device
In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method performed at a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display includes displaying...
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,...
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