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US-7,675,529 Method and apparatus to scale graphical user interfaces
Methods and apparatuses to scale components of user interfaces. To scale a view component according to an arbitrary transformation, which may be represented by a...
US-7,675,525 Deep pixel display and data format
A method, graphics card, system, and data stream for generating a deep pixel display on a display device are provided. A first set of data relating to a region...
US-D611,470 Electronic device
US-D611,469 Electronic device
US-D611,415 Power module
US-7,673,238 Portable media device with video acceleration capabilities
Improved techniques for performing accelerated video presentation on a media device are disclosed. The improved techniques enable smooth, uniform accelerated...
US-7,673,127 Method and apparatus for enabling a computer system by loading and executing an updated hardware specific boot...
A system and method for utilizing generic computer operating system software for computer hardware systems designed subsequent to the operating system software....
US-7,673,083 Method and system for controlling video selection and playback in a portable media player
A method and system in accordance with the present invention provides a system that allows a portable media player to control settings of the portable media...
US-7,672,968 Displaying a tooltip associated with a concurrently displayed database object
Techniques for displaying information associated with a database are disclosed. A database-informer displays information (or additional information) about...
US-7,672,962 Methods and systems for managing data
Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata or indexes of content of files. In one exemplary method, notifications to update a metadata database or...
US-7,672,464 Locating and correcting undesirable effects in signals that represent time-based media
The invention describes a graphical method for detecting and adjusting audio overload conditions. The graphical user interface provides a user complete playback...
US-7,672,142 Grounded flexible circuits
Electronic devices may be provided with one or more electrical components that may be coupled to one or more circuit boards by flexible circuits that can have...
US-7,671,840 User interface control for changing a parameter
A user interface comprises a control for adjusting a numeric field value. The control includes controls for editing the numeric field text directly and for...
US-7,671,837 Scrolling input arrangements using capacitive sensors on a flexible membrane
Scrolling input arrangements are presented including: a flexible membrane; a number of capacitive sensors mechanically integrated with the flexible membrane, the...
US-7,671,804 Tunable antennas for handheld devices
A compact tunable antenna for a handheld electronic device and methods for calibrating and using compact tunable antennas are provided. The antenna can have...
US-7,671,756 Portable electronic device with alert silencing
In some embodiments, audible alerts issued by a portable electronic device can be silenced in response to user smacks on the body of the device. These audible...
US-7,671,561 Host machines for battery charging system
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed at a method and system for recharging batteries for wireless electronic devices. According to one...
US-7,671,559 Battery charging system and mobile and accessory devices
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed at a method and system for recharging batteries for wireless electronic devices. According to one...
US-D611,045 Portable computer
US-D611,044 Electronic device
US-D611,043 Portable computer
US-7,669,145 Multi-repository display system using separate presentation, adaption and access layers
A software object display system using an adaptation layer to obtain information concerning a number of software objects is described. The adaptation layer...
US-7,669,134 Method and apparatus for displaying information during an instant messaging session
A method and an apparatus are provided for controlling a graphical user interface to display information related to a communication session. Information relating...
US-7,669,130 Dynamic real-time playback
Systems and methods for previewing edited video. In general, in one implementation, a method includes generating a video sequence from a plurality of video...
US-7,669,113 Media stream synchronization using device and host clocks
A synchronization manager synchronizes multiple media streams. The synchronization manager queries a media stream output device associated with each media stream...
US-7,668,894 Computation of power functions using polynomial approximations
A power function is approximated over an applicable data interval with polynomials determined by means of a Chebyshev minimax approximation technique. In some...
US-7,668,244 Method and apparatus for increasing data transfer rates through a communication channel
A system for receiving data on a communication channel. The system examines the state of a bit that was previously received on the channel. If the state of the...
US-7,668,240 Method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding
A method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention...
US-7,668,099 Synthesis of vertical blanking signal
A method of controlling transmission of data from a computer to a video client via an interface device, comprising: reading a register on the interface device to...
US-7,667,709 System and method for processing graphics operations with graphics processing unit
Disclosed is a system and method for processing graphic operations on a plurality of data structures of an image with a graphics processing unit and memory. The...
US-7,667,148 Method, device, and graphical user interface for dialing with a click wheel
One aspect of the invention involves a computer-implemented method in which a portable communications device with a click wheel and a display detects a plurality...
US-7,667,124 Graphical user interface and methods of use thereof in a multimedia player
In a portable multimedia device, a method, apparatus, and system for providing user supplied configuration data are described. In one embodiment, a...
US-7,665,039 Method and apparatus for controlling a display of a data processing system
Method and apparatus for controlling a display of a data processing system. According to one embodiment of the invention, a method of controlling a display of a...
US-7,665,038 Method and apparatus for controlling a display of a data process system
Method and apparatus for controlling a display of a data processing system. According to one embodiment of the invention, a method of controlling a display of a...
US-7,665,017 Computer system integrating different data types into a single environment
A system for viewing and manipulating information of various data types within a single document in an integrated computer system environment is disclosed. Each...
US-7,664,558 Efficient techniques for modifying audio playback rates
Improved techniques for modifying a playback rate of an audio item (e.g., an audio stream) are disclosed. As a result, the audio item can be played back faster...
US-7,663,691 Image capture using display device as light source
A digital image capture system and method uses a display device to illuminate a target with light for improved image capture under poor lighting conditions....
US-7,663,607 Multipoint touchscreen
A touch panel having a transparent capacitive sensing medium configured to detect multiple touches or near touches that occur at the same time and at distinct...
US-7,663,601 Hybrid low power computer mouse
Operating a pointing device in a low power manner by receiving first tracking information from a first tracking device, de-activating the first tracking device...
US-D610,161 Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
US-D610,160 Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
US-D610,138 Computer
US-D610,128 Stand
US-D610,126 Media player
US-7,660,929 Connector interface system for a multi-communication device
A connector interface system for a communication device is disclosed. The interface includes a docking connector. The docking connector includes first make/last...
US-7,660,831 Synchronization methods and systems
Widget synchronization architectures, methods, systems, and computer readable media are described. One exemplary embodiment includes a first software component...
US-7,660,749 Method, system, and medium for representing visitor activity in an online store
Representing activity in an online store is disclosed. Information associated with the activities of a second visitor to the store is received. An indication of...
US-7,660,127 Electrical components coupled to circuit boards
The present invention can facilitate the coupling between electrical components and a circuit board after the circuit board is inserted into a housing of an...
US-7,660,104 User interface component with a removable cover
A user interface component for use in an electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a first part and a second part. The user interface...
US-7,659,896 Method and apparatus for chaining two or more tweens to provide non-linear multimedia effects
An improved method for generating non-linear multimedia effects by employing two or more tweens. Specifically, a second tween mapping is chained to a first tween...
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