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Remote controller and FM reception arrangement
A modular communication system that includes a battery operated portable multimedia player is used to remotely control a accessory unit arranged to provide an...
Conversion of output device color values to minimize image quality
Undesirable artifacts appearing in color images, such as blooming or smudging around the edges of text, are avoided through selective reduction of the color...
Method and apparatus for dissipating heat in a computer system
A cooling system for a computer is provided. In one implementation, the cooling system includes a heat spreader that is in thermal contact with a heat generating...
Power adapters for powering and/or charging peripheral devices
A power adapter for a peripheral device such as portable electronics device is disclosed. The power adapter includes a housing that contains electrical...
Display digital signal visualizations with increasing accuracy
Digital signal visualizations may be displayed with increasing accuracy as the signal data is processed. According to one embodiment, an entire digital signal...
RFID network arrangement
A system for automatic configuration and authentication of network devices is disclosed. A network base station, e.g., a wireless router, includes an RFID...
Tool range selection
Operations on a sequence of digital images can be performed by causing an operation associated with the currently-active tool to be performed on each digital...
Enqueue event first-in, first-out buffer (FIFO)
In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a queue, write control logic coupled to the queue and operable in a write clock domain, and a first-in, first-out...
A computing device is disclosed. The computing device includes a data capture device such as a camera. In one aspect, the data capture device may integrated with...
Apparatus and system for wide angle narrow-band optical detection in
Techniques for filtering light include, along a central optical axis, an entrance window; a first polarizer, a narrowband polarization-changing material, a...
System and method for using a scripting language to set digital camera
A system and method for using scripts and selectable feature parameters to configure digital camera device features. The digital camera includes memory storing...
Graphical user interface having sound effects for operating control
elements and dragging objects
Systems and methods for providing an enhanced auditory behavior to a graphical user interface are described. Control elements portrayed by the graphical user...
Use of alternative value in cell detection
A system and method, including computer software, allows reading data from a flash memory cell. Voltages from a group of memory cells are detected. The group of...
Partial load/store forward prediction
In one embodiment, a processor comprises a prediction circuit and another circuit coupled to the prediction circuit. The prediction circuit is configured to...
Remote control systems that can distinguish stray light sources
Remote control systems that can distinguish predetermined light sources from stray light sources, e.g., environmental light sources and/or reflections are...
Hinge mechanism with clutching function
In embodiments of the present invention, hinge mechanisms for use in a portable computing device having a base and a lid are presented, the hinge mechanism...
Animated image for a portion of a display screen
Icon for a portion of a display screen
User interface for computer display
Echo avoidance in audio time stretching
A transient echo can be avoided during time stretching of a digital audio signal by detecting a transient in a frame of a digital audio signal, identifying...
Dynamic variation of output media signal in response to input media signal
A first input signal, which has a first playback sequence, is resequenced based upon a characteristic of a second input signal. The resequencing occurs analyzing...
Image scaling arrangement
Methods and system for transferring images between devices is disclosed. For example, differently scaled images by a host device may automatically and/or...
Method and apparatus for acquiring and organizing ink information in
pen-aware computer systems
An ink manager running at a computer system receives ink information entered at a pen-based input/display device and accumulates the ink information into ink...
Rapid supply voltage ramp using charged capacitor and switch
In one embodiment, an apparatus is provided for a system including an integrated circuit coupled to a node to receive a supply voltage and having bypass...
User control of task priority
In response to user action, lower priority tasks are scheduled as high priority tasks. This allows lower priority tasks to function even if a higher priority...
Methods and apparatuses for dynamic power control
Methods and apparatuses for dynamically budgeting power usage in a data processing system. In one aspect, a data processing system, includes: one or more first...
Cascade feature for creating records in a database
Techniques for providing a "cascade create" mechanism which allows data to be entered in related non-existing records in the database are disclosed. The...
Compare mode for variable number of images
A technique for displaying a variable number of images on a display, such that a portion of the display contains the thumbnail images representing the library of...
Method and apparatus to reject accidental contact on a touchpad
In one exemplary embodiment, a portable computer having a display assembly coupled to a base assembly to alternate between a closed position and an open...
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...
Video conferencing system having focus control
Systems and methods for directing pickup of media content by way of user input are disclosed. These systems and methods enable desired media content to be more...
Method and apparatus for computing vector absolute differences
Methods and apparatuses for computing an absolute difference of two vectors of numbers. In one aspect of the invention, a method for execution by a...
Method and system for controlling power provided to an accessory
A method for a portable media player to control power provided an accessory is disclosed. The method includes requesting information about the power capabilities...
Calendar for electronic device
A calendar for an electronic device includes suitable programming so that the calendar is displayed on two or more electronic devices, such as computers....
Display window securing system
A display window assembly is mounted in the opening of a bezel of a housing, and a force is exerted against the assembly by a suitable resilient element urging...
Viewing digital images using a floating controller
A method and apparatus for viewing one or more images using a floating controller is provided. A collection of digital images may be managed using a digital...