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US-7,804,487 Housing for a computing device
Improved housing for a computing device is disclosed. The improved housing is provided with one of an illuminable connector, a touch pad arrangement, and a palm...
US-7,804,463 Antenna-carrying assembly
An antenna-carrying assembly for facilitating wireless communication using an electronic device is disclosed. The antenna-carrying assembly may include a body...
US-7,804,453 Antennas for wireless electronic devices
Antenna window structures and antennas are provided for electronic devices. The electronic devices may be laptop computers or other devices that have conductive...
US-7,804,428 System and method for compressing a stream of integer-valued data
A method and system are provided to minimize the size and complexity of bitstreams associated with encoded data by using a new compression scheme. An entropy...
US-7,804,025 Compact magnetic cable noise suppressor
A compact magnetic cable noise suppressor may be provided for suppressing electromagnetic cable noise. The compact magnetic noise suppressor may be formed from a...
US-D624,556 Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
US-D624,555 Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
US-D624,536 Electronic device
US-7,802,196 Method and apparatus to accelerate scrolling for buffered windows
Methods and apparatuses to accelerate scrolling for buffered windows. In one aspect of the invention, a method to scroll a buffered window on a data processing...
US-7,802,120 Methods and apparatuses for dynamic power control
Exemplary embodiments of methods and apparatuses to dynamically redistribute power in a system that includes a plurality of subsystems are described. A load...
US-7,802,099 Method and apparatus for establishing a secure connection
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that establishes a secure connection with a peer. During operation, the system obtains an identity for...
US-7,801,906 System and method for storing and retrieving filenames and files in computer memory
The invention receives a request to store a file having a filename written in a first text encoding, converts the filename into a Unicode filename and stores the...
US-7,800,618 Method and apparatus for providing an animated representation of a reorder operation
A method and an apparatus are provided for controlling a graphical user interface to display a plurality of data items in a first orientation. In the event that...
US-7,800,617 Compare mode for variable number of images
A technique for displaying a variable number of images on a display, such that a portion of the display contains the thumbnail images representing the library of...
US-7,800,592 Hand held electronic device with multiple touch sensing devices
Hand held devices with multiple touch sensing devices are disclosed. The touch sensing devices may for example be selected from touch panels, touch screens or...
US-7,800,520 Method and system for entropy coding
A method and system are provided for encoding a plurality of integers with variable-length code tables constructed by combining a plurality of structured code...
US-7,800,519 Method and apparatus for compressing and decompressing data
One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus for compressing data, comprising a compression mechanism which includes N channels. During...
US-7,798,831 Connector assemblies
A headset connector assembly that includes a connector plate, a casing, and electrical contact members is provided. The connector plate can have a first mating...
US-D624,090 Icon for a portion of a display screen
US-D624,072 Electronic device
US-7,797,670 Mirrored file system
Mounting and populating a mirrored version of at least a portion of a file system of a recruiter machine at a volunteer machine performing one or more data...
US-7,797,643 Live content resizing
A user interface comprises an interactive control and method for quickly changing the amount of text displayed in each item in a list of text items. The control...
US-7,797,633 Streaming to media device during acquisition with random access
Playing a media file can include receiving input from a user identifying a playback location associated with a media file; downloading media content ...
US-7,797,471 Method and system for transferring album artwork between a media player and an accessory
A method, system, and connector interface for transferring album artwork between a media player and an accessory. The method comprises obtaining, by the...
US-7,797,462 Method and apparatus for communicating with an embedded controller which includes a reference to metadata objects
A system that communicates with an embedded controller within a computing device. During operation, the system queries the embedded controller to obtain...
US-7,797,446 Method and system for updating playlists
Improved techniques for automatic (or dynamic) updating (or maintaining) of playlists for a media system that stores and plays media content for a user of the...
US-7,797,242 Method and system for network-based purchase and distribution of media
Methods and systems for network-based purchase and distribution of media are disclosed. The purchase and distribution of media by these methods and systems are...
US-7,797,066 Off-stage control of on-stage digital audio processing
A digital processing stage-box that may be placed on stage to process audio input from on-stage audio input devices and generate output to audio output devices...
US-7,796,693 Search algorithms for using related decode and display timelines
A sequence of video images represented using multiple related timelines can be searched by identifying a first point on a first timeline associated with the...
US-7,796,139 Methods and apparatus for displaying a frame with contrasting text
Mechanisms for displaying text or image over a background such as a video display frame that automatically improve legibility of text or image displayed against...
US-7,795,553 Hybrid button
A hybrid button according to the invention is provided. In one embodiment, the button can be implemented in an electronic device such as a media player. The...
US-7,794,263 Connector receptacle housings having reduced-wear finger contacts and reduced seam visibility
Structures, methods, and apparatus that provide connector receptacles that have a reduced tendency to scratch and otherwise mar connector inserts, have an...
US-D623,645 Portable computer
US-D623,594 Power plug
US-D623,404 Electronic device holder
US-7,793,232 Unified interest layer for user interface
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...
US-7,793,228 Method, system, and graphical user interface for text entry with partial word display
A computer-implemented method for text entry includes receiving entered text from a user, selecting a set of candidate sequences for completing or continuing the...
US-7,793,225 Indication of progress towards satisfaction of a user input condition
A graphical user interface in an electronic device includes one or more user-interface objects associated with a second user-interface state. While the device is...
US-7,793,222 User interface element with auxiliary function
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...
US-7,793,059 Interleaving policies for flash memory
Articles and associated methods and systems relate to selecting read interleaving policies independently of selecting write interleaving policies. In various...
US-7,793,055 Transferring memory buffers between multiple processing entities
Techniques for transferring data between multiple processing entities are described. A processing entity, such as a process or thread, transfers a first data...
US-7,792,925 One click full-screen video system and method
The present invention provides a method and system for playing full-screen video on a user computer. The method includes displaying in the user interface at the...
US-7,792,881 Method and apparatus for managing file extensions in a digital processing system
Methods and apparatuses for managing file extensions in a processing system. An exemplary method of managing file extensions in a digital processing system...
US-7,792,188 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-7,792,024 IO latency reduction
An application and audio driver communicate audio data via a ring buffer using a system interface. An application reads or writes data from the buffer in a unit...
US-7,790,637 Composite laminate having an improved cosmetic surface and method of making same
A composite laminate includes a plurality of sheets of prepreg stacked one over another, and a scrim layer provided on an exterior surface of the sheets of...
US-7,789,697 Plug detection mechanisms
Plug detection mechanisms can be provided for detecting when a plug of an accessory component is present within a jack of an electronic device. A detect contact...
US-D623,136 Power module
US-D623,128 Dock fixture for testing handheld electronic device
US-7,788,656 System for reducing the number of programs necessary to render an image
Disclosed is as system for reducing memory and computational requirements of graphics operations. The system provides techniques for combining otherwise...
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