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Antenna for portable electronic device wireless communications adapter
Antennas are provided for portable electronic devices. A portable electronic device may have a port that receives a wireless communications adapter. The adapter...
Antennas for compact portable wireless devices
Compact portable wireless devices and antennas for compact portable wireless devices are provided. The compact portable wireless device may be part of a piece of...
GPIO mux/dynamic port configuration
Dynamically configurable routing logic coupled between physical I/O ports and special purpose I/O associated with functions within a panel ASIC is disclosed that...
Method of making vapour deposited oxygen-scavenging particles
This invention discloses a method of making an oxygen scavenging particle comprised of an activating component and an oxidizable component wherein one component...
System and method for preventing damage to media files within a digital
A system and method for preventing damage to media files within a digital camera comprise a power manager for detecting power failures, an interrupt handler for...
System for data transfer through an I/O device using a memory access
controller which receives and stores...
A method and system for transferring units of data between a computer memory and an external system in which a DMA controller stores and uses information from an...
System and method for recognizing touch typing under limited tactile
A system is disclosed for recognizing typing from typing transducers that provide the typist with only limited tactile feedback of key position. The system...
Automatic, dynamic user interface configuration
Markers that describe a user's actions are monitored in order to determine his or her level of proficiency with a user interface. A proficiency level is...
Instructions for efficiently accessing unaligned vectors
One embodiment of the present invention provides a processor which is configured to execute load-swapped instructions, which are possibly directed to unaligned...
Lockless access to a ring buffer
A reader and writer access a ring buffer without using a locking mechanism, thereby avoiding any delays attendant to using a locking mechanism when performing...
Functional DMA performing operation on DMA data and writing result of
In one embodiment, a direct memory access (DMA) controller comprises a transmit control circuit, an offload engine, and a receive control circuit. The transmit...
Identifying contacts on a touch surface
Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing,...
Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
Macroscalar processor architecture
A macroscalar processor architecture is described herein. In one embodiment, a processor receives instructions of a program loop having a vector block and a...
A method and apparatus is described to control velocity of object movement in a display device. A path is provided that the object will follow in the display. A...
Ecards from multiple users
Techniques described herein allow multiple users to sign the same ecard. For example, a first user signs onto an ecard website, and selects an ecard template....
Methods and systems for managing data created by different applications
Systems and methods for managing data are provided. Data such as metadata from files created by several different software applications are captured, and the...
Reducing undesirable block based image processing artifacts by DC image
A post-processing manager provides reconstructed block based picture post-processing that is uncoupled from picture decoding by dividing a reconstructed image...
Automatic switching between DSL and analog on a single RJ-11 DSL/analog
A modem for providing both DSL and analog signal connection capability with a single RJ-11 jack via an automatic switching mechanism. The switching mechanism is...
Handheld devices as visual indicators
A computing device is configured with a multifunctional backlit display. The backlighting can be operated in at least a first mode and a second mode. In a first...
Method and system for variable LED output in an electronic device
A waveform generator generates LED signal values that define an LED waveform and period. Each signal value is scaled by a particular scaling value to scale the...
A case (12) for a computer monitor (10) having a tub (16) with a case aperture (38) therein adapted for receiving a subpanel (26). The subpanel (26) has a...
System for reducing the number of programs necessary to render an image
A image processing system reduces the memory and computational requirements needed to process graphics operations. The system combines otherwise individual...
Operation of a computer with touch screen interface
A touch screen computer executes an application. A method of operating the touch screen computer in response to a user is provided. A virtual input device is...
Centralized queue in network printing systems
A centralized queue for a network printing system is provided for allowing clients of a network printer to make job requests and enter a spot in a job queue...
Methods and apparatuses for data protection
Methods and apparatuses for data protection against corrupted write operations. In one embodiment, a technique of crash protection uses an atomically updated...
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...
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...
Interleaving charge pumps for programmable memories
Systems and methods, including computer software for performing operations enable interleaving of charging operations in a charging pump. A first charge pump is...
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,...
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...
Antennas for handheld electronic devices with conductive bezels
A handheld electronic device may be provided that contains wireless communications circuitry. The handheld electronic device may have a housing and a display....
Method and apparatus for reducing data events that represent a user's
interaction with a control interface
A method for reducing data events representing a parameter of a signal as adjusted by a user through a control interface during a time period. The method...
Performing variable and/or bitwise shift operation for a shift instruction
that does not provide a variable or...
Some embodiments present a method of performing a variable shift operation. This method can be used by a microprocessor that does not allow variable shift...
Disabling faulty flash memory dies
Articles and associated methods and systems relate to disabling defective flash memory dies in a device containing multiple flash memory dies. Packages...
Color management for limited gamut devices
Methods and apparatuses for performing color manipulation using virtual gamuts. In one aspect of the invention, a method to perform color manipulation on a...