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US-8,255,545 Dual-phase content synchronization
Metadata is synchronized between a mobile device and a remote node over a first network, where the metadata specifies media content to be synchronized between...
US-8,255,436 Per thread garbage collection
Per thread garbage collection is disclosed. Objects associated only with a thread that created them are tracked. At a garbage collection time for a particular...
US-8,255,428 Graphical representation of assets stored on a portable media device
A user interfaces can deliver enhanced information regarding media assets stored on a portable media device. A graphical user interface for database browsing...
US-8,255,389 Automatic relevance filtering
A computer-implemented method and an apparatus for use in a computing apparatus are disclosed. The method includes determining a context and a data requirement...
US-8,255,371 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...
US-8,255,360 Synchronization of database changes among multiple devices
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for synchronizing database changes among multiple devices. In one aspect, a method...
US-8,255,323 Motion based payment confirmation
Methods and devices for confirming payment transactions are provided. In one embodiment, an electronic device may include a graphical user interface (GUI) with...
US-8,255,069 Digital audio processor
A digital audio processor is described, wherein a graphical user interface is presented on the monitor of the processor to display user actionable control...
US-8,255,009 Radio frequency communications circuitry with power supply voltage and gain control
Portable electronic devices are provided with wireless circuitry. The wireless circuitry may include one or more sets of radio-frequency power amplifiers. The...
US-8,255,003 Missed telephone call management for a portable multifunction device
In one aspect of the invention, a computer-implemented method is disclosed for use in conjunction with a portable electronic device with a touch screen display....
US-8,254,993 Remote messaging for mobile communication device and accessory
Message notifications to an accessory from a mobile communication device are provided according to some embodiments of the invention. When a message such as a...
US-8,254,969 Wireless communication network having a broadcast system for information distribution
A communication network (100) includes a two-way communication system (101) having a number of base stations (102-108) providing corresponding coverage areas...
US-8,254,917 Method and system for managing delivery of communications
Method and system for managing delivery of communications such as advertisements to mobile telephone subscribers where delivery to roaming subscribers is...
US-8,254,902 Apparatus and methods for enforcement of policies upon a wireless device
Apparatus and methods for changing one or more functional or operational aspects of a wireless device, such as upon the occurrence of a certain event. In one...
US-8,254,880 Access control
A monitoring device makes decision on whether a service requested by a consumer is a sponsored service to the specific consumer or not based on sponsoring...
US-8,254,828 Methods and systems for mixing media with communications
A communications device may transmit a media item chosen by a user over a communication path also being used to transmit an established communications...
US-8,254,760 Pixel analysis and frame alignment for background frames
Background frames can be completed from a collection of frames having foreground objects that are partially obscuring the pixels comprising the background. The...
US-8,254,646 Image preprocessing
A method performed by a software process executing on a computer system, includes obtaining a digital image having a plurality of pixels encoded in a YUV color...
US-8,254,624 Architecture for exporting digital images
A method and apparatus for allowing applications to access edited image data from an image editing application are disclosed herein. When the user desires to...
US-8,254,592 Electronic device and external equipment with configurable audio path circuitry
Electronic devices and accessories such as headsets are provided. An accessory may include speakers and active noise cancellation circuitry. Microphones may be...
US-8,254,572 Secure provisioning of a portable device using a representation of a key
A portable device initially accesses a secure server and requests a certificate. The secure server generates a random key and encodes the generated key to...
US-8,254,568 Secure booting a computing device
A method and an apparatus for executing codes embedded inside a device to verify a code image loaded in a memory of the device are described. A code image may...
US-8,254,461 Method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding with...
A method and apparatus for performing motion estimation in a digital video system is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention discloses a system that...
US-8,254,459 Adaptive motion estimation
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for adaptively performing motion estimation. In some embodiments, the method initially performs a first...
US-8,254,429 Communication systems and methods
In accordance with embodiments, a communication system includes a first device and a second device in communication with the first device. The second device has...
US-8,254,284 Hybrid ARQ schemes with soft combining in variable rate packet data applications
A system and method for transmitting high speed data on fixed rate and for variable rate channels. The system and method provides the flexibility of adjusting...
US-8,253,852 Embedded camera with privacy filter
An apparatus includes a housing having an integrated camera. A panel is positioned in front of at least a portion of the camera and is operable to selectively...
US-8,253,759 Method and apparatus for anti-aliasing scan conversion
Methods and apparatuses for anti-aliasing scan conversion. In one aspect of the invention, an exemplary method to scan convert an image on a data processing...
US-8,253,747 User interface for controlling animation of an object
A user can control the animation of an object via an interface that includes a control area and a user-manipulable control element. In one embodiment, the...
US-8,253,695 Email client for a portable multifunction device
A computer-implemented method for providing email at a portable communications device with a touch screen display is disclosed. A first portion of a list of...
US-8,253,518 Foldable cover for electronic device
A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a...
US-8,253,004 Patch time out for use in a media application
A media application for providing outputs (e.g., audio outputs) in response to inputs received from an input device is provided. The media application may...
US-8,250,724 Method for handheld computer device
A minimum Z height handheld electronic device and methods of assembly is described. The electronic device includes a single seamless housing having a front...
US-D666,214 Media device
US-D666,212 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
US-D666,209 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
US-D666,202 Housing plate
US-RE43,613 Mobile telephone terminal with improved utility
A mobile communication terminal includes timer for detecting the time of an incoming call, a caller number registration table for storing caller numbers, answer...
US-8,250,491 Navigation history
A method, apparatus, system, and signal-bearing medium that in an embodiment represent previously-accessed data items as nodes in a tree or trees and display...
US-8,250,425 Management of ARQ detection threshold in communication networks
Embodiments of a system and methodology are disclosed for enabling a network to manage threshold values provided to UEs for use in decoding ACK-NAK signals. In...
US-8,250,397 N-way synchronization of data
The invention relates to the use of history information as an aid to synchronization in a peer-to-peer system. In particular, node trees are used to represent...
US-8,250,250 Using central direct memory access (CDMA) controller to test integrated circuit
In an embodiment, an integrated circuit includes a direct memory access (DMA) controller configured to perform DMA operations between peripheral components of...
US-8,250,137 Peer to peer component distribution
A method, apparatus, and system are provided for assigning tasks and/or providing resources in a distributed system. An indication of a task being available for...
US-8,250,100 General purpose data container method and apparatus for implementing AV/C descriptors
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...
US-8,249,939 Custom stores
A custom store web page uses an external administrator to provide configuration data for a custom store web page. The configuration data can include virtual...
US-8,249,531 Transmit power measurement and control methods and apparatus
Embodiments include methods and apparatus for performing transmit power control. A gain application element receives a sequence of digital input samples and a...
US-8,249,497 Seamless switching between radio and local media
Systems and methods are provided for seamlessly switching media playback between a media broadcast, such as a radio broadcast, and media from a local media...
US-8,249,385 Migration for old image database
Techniques are described for causing digital image data to be interpreted according to a particular technique of a plurality of techniques. According to an...
US-8,249,237 Heterogeneous video conferencing
Some embodiments provide an architecture for establishing a multi-participant conference. This architecture has one participant's computer in the conference act...
US-8,249,185 Systems for processing differentiated hierarchical modulation used in radio frequency communications
The present invention employs hierarchical modulation to simultaneously transmit data over different modulation layers using a carrier RF signal. Each...
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