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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...
Data-driven layout engine
Systems and methods for providing a user with increased flexibility and control over the appearance and behavior of objects on a user interface are described....
Methods and systems for providing musical interfaces
Methods for providing a musical user interface are disclosed. A notation window with a musical sign, for example, a note is displayed. Selection of the sign is...
Dynamically changing appearances for user interface elements during
A user interface includes elements whose appearance dynamically changes in dependence upon functions associated with the elements. In the case of an icon that is...
Method and apparatus for binding user interface objects to application
A graphical user interface (GUI) and accompanying functionality for binding Web page definitional elements to a back-end state (e.g., client- or server-side...
Small memory footprint fast elliptic encryption
A method of generating a digital signature includes generating a first random number from a finite field of numbers, and generating field elements defining a...
Method for booting an operating system
A method for accelerating an operating system boot process is disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, during a first operating system boot, information regarding...
User interface to automatically correct timing in playback for audio
Methods to automatically correct timing of recorded audio in GUI are summarized here. One or more controls to adjust resolution of timing and degree of...
Determining a semantic relationship is disclosed. Source content is received. Cluster analysis is performed at least in part by using at least a portion of the...
Automated benchmarking of software performance
Methods for automated benchmarking of views of one or more windows of an application. The methods analyzes content of a window to benchmark views in the window...
Method, system, and graphical user interface for selecting a soft keyboard
A portable electronic device may display one of a plurality of soft keyboards in a first display area and input characters in a second display area. The user may...
Graphical user interface having contextual menus
A contextual pop-up menu of frequently used commands is displayed by an application whenever a user carries out a particular action. The contextual menu appears...
Real time transmission of information content from a sender to a receiver
over a network by sizing of a...
A stream of packets is started at a slow rate to enable competing streams to achieve transmission rate equilibrium. The transmission window is initialized to a...
Method and apparatus for remotely detecting presence
An apparatus for detecting a person's presence without requiring the person to provide auditory or tactile input. The invention may be incorporated into an...
Power source switchover apparatus and method
An apparatus for switching from a first power supply to a second power supply. The embodiment may detect the charge or voltage of both the first and second power...
Method for precision low stress coring and slicing of apples and other
soft-cored or pitted fruits
Fruit items are positioned between vertical pins located in the calyx and stem hole of said fruit item, thereby securing the fruit item by a compressive force...
User interface for computer display
Application user interface with navigation bar showing current and prior
A graphical user interface for a portable electronic device includes an application display region that displays a current application context of an application...
Video acquisition with integrated GPU processing
Systems and techniques for processing sequences of video images involve receiving, on a computer, data corresponding to a sequence of video images detected by an...
User control of a secure wireless computer network
A wireless network is established between a station and an access point for the network using a sequence of messages that securely transmit authentication...