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Head mounted display system
A head mounted display system is disclosed. The head mounted display system includes a remote laser light engine that generates laser light associated with a...
Methods of manipulating a screen space of a display device
Methods to manipulate a screen space of a display device are disclosed. A plurality of application windows of a plurality of applications are displayed on a...
Handheld electronic devices with isolated antennas
Handheld electronic devices are provided that contain wireless communications circuitry having at least first and second antennas. An antenna isolation element...
Mounting fixture for a peripheral device
A mounting fixture for a computer peripheral is disclosed. The fixture comprises a mounting member adapted to be coupled to the peripheral; and a magnet coupled...
Method and apparatus for titling by presenting computer-generated
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for presenting computer-generated characters. The method defines several frames for a character and...
Reducing dismount time for mass storage class devices
Techniques for reducing dismount time for a peripheral device connected to an external host device are presented. Instead of waiting for a dismount procedure to...
Highly portable media device
An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device can also function as...
Method and system for transferring status information between a media
player and an accessory
A method, system, and connector interface for transferring status information between a media player and an accessory. The method includes determining, by the...
Hot unpluggable media storage device
Improved techniques for rendering a peripheral device removable (e.g., unpluggable) are disclosed. According to one aspect of the invention, the peripheral...
Audio status information for a portable electronic device
Improved techniques for providing status information associated with an electronic device to its user in an audible manner are disclosed. The status information...
Event recorder for portable media device
Operational parametric sensing and event recording capabilities are provided for portable electronic devices such as media players, cell phones, laptop...
Systems and methods for determining the configuration of electronic
Systems and methods for determining the configuration of a connection between two devices by measuring an electrical characteristic are provided. Using the...
Techniques for transferring status information between an accessory and a
A connector interface system for a communication device is disclosed. The interface includes a docking connector. The docking connector includes first make/last...
Automatic configuration of controller computers in a network
A system for automatic configuration of computers on a network is disclosed. In a first aspect a storage area network is disclosed. The network comprises at...
Chaos generator for accumulation of stream entropy
A chaos generator for accumulating stream entropy is disclosed. The chaos generator includes a random source coupled to an entropy accumulator that is...
A method, apparatus, and system are provided for accentuating a pointer. An idle time period associated with a pointer relating to a display is monitored. A...
A display and techniques for displaying information involve the use of pixel-generating elements that include a light conduit and multiple adjustable light...
Distributing and synchronizing objects
Distributing and synchronizing objects is disclosed. An object (including the data and behavior for the object) is copied into local address space. The state of...
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...
Method and apparatus for loop breaking on a serial bus
A method for loop breaking includes selecting a first port of a node, transmitting a first packet containing a first identifier from the first port of the node,...
Semiconductor die package with internal bypass capacitors
Embodiments of the present invention provide a computer system that reduces voltage noise for a processor chip. The computer system includes a package which is...
Electronic device having magnetic latching mechanism
A magnetic latch for a display of a laptop computer is disclosed. The latch uses magnetic attraction to maintain the display closed and uses magnetic repelling...
Media manager with integrated browsers
Methods and systems that improve the way media is played, sorted, modified, stored and cataloged are disclosed. One aspect relates to a browse window that allows...
User interface for accessing presentations
A user interface and methods for accessing document presentations are described herein. In one aspect of the invention, an exemplary method of the invention...
Method and system for discovering a power source on a peripheral bus
Improved techniques to recognize a power source on a peripheral bus and/or determine power available from the power source via the peripheral bus are disclosed....
Methods and apparatus for high-speed serialized data transfer over network
infrastructure using a different...
An apparatus for transmitting data across a high-speed serial bus includes an IEEE 802.3-compliant PHY having a GMII interface; an IEEE 1394-compliant PHY in...
Random access action list for digital signal data editing
Techniques for changing operations performed relative to digital signal data that represents a recording of a signal are provided. A digital signal data-editing...
Constant pitch variable speed audio decoding
A digital audio signal can be processed to have a constant pitch for a range of playback rates. A playback rate associated with a portion of the digital audio...
Docking station for hand held electronic devices
A docking system is disclosed. The docking system includes a single docking station and a plurality of inserts that are placed in the docking station so that the...
Method and apparatus for analyzing integrated circuit operations
A method and apparatus for viewing and/or analyzing the operations and logical states of an integrated circuit. The logical state of various flip-flops within...
Managing read requests from multiple requestors
Techniques are described herein for expanding the range of data targeted in I/O requests made by clients, so that the expanded range results in aligned I/O...
Digital image coding system having self-adjusting selection criteria for
selecting a transform function
In a digital signal processing system, a method for selecting a transform function to apply to an input signal based on characteristics of the signal, and for...
Disk drive media access system
A disk drive media access system opens a media access door to the interior of a disk drive sufficiently for ejection of disk media from the disk drive but...
Text entry interface for a portable communication device
A method includes displaying a first tray and a second tray in a display of the portable communications device. The first tray is configured to display one of...
General purpose data container method and apparatus for implementing AV/C
Disclosed herein is a data management system for AV/C descriptor data. The system includes a data container hierarchical structure. The system also includes a...
Method and apparatus for changing a digital processing system power
consumption state by sensing peripheral...
A method and apparatus senses peripheral power consumption for system power control. In a digital processing system, an increase in current drawn by a peripheral...
Backup of media libraries
The disclosed embodiments support the backup of the contents of a media library, or a portion thereof, on one or more storage mediums. More particularly, the...