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Patent # Description
US-D611,044 Electronic device
US-D611,043 Portable computer
US-7,669,145 Multi-repository display system using separate presentation, adaption and access layers
A software object display system using an adaptation layer to obtain information concerning a number of software objects is described. The adaptation layer...
US-7,669,134 Method and apparatus for displaying information during an instant messaging session
A method and an apparatus are provided for controlling a graphical user interface to display information related to a communication session. Information relating...
US-7,669,130 Dynamic real-time playback
Systems and methods for previewing edited video. In general, in one implementation, a method includes generating a video sequence from a plurality of video...
US-7,669,113 Media stream synchronization using device and host clocks
A synchronization manager synchronizes multiple media streams. The synchronization manager queries a media stream output device associated with each media stream...
US-7,668,894 Computation of power functions using polynomial approximations
A power function is approximated over an applicable data interval with polynomials determined by means of a Chebyshev minimax approximation technique. In some...
US-7,668,244 Method and apparatus for increasing data transfer rates through a communication channel
A system for receiving data on a communication channel. The system examines the state of a bit that was previously received on the channel. If the state of the...
US-7,668,240 Method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding
A method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention...
US-7,668,099 Synthesis of vertical blanking signal
A method of controlling transmission of data from a computer to a video client via an interface device, comprising: reading a register on the interface device to...
US-7,667,709 System and method for processing graphics operations with graphics processing unit
Disclosed is a system and method for processing graphic operations on a plurality of data structures of an image with a graphics processing unit and memory. The...
US-7,667,148 Method, device, and graphical user interface for dialing with a click wheel
One aspect of the invention involves a computer-implemented method in which a portable communications device with a click wheel and a display detects a plurality...
US-7,667,124 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...
US-7,665,039 Method and apparatus for controlling a display of a data processing system
Method and apparatus for controlling a display of a data processing system. According to one embodiment of the invention, a method of controlling a display of a...
US-7,665,038 Method and apparatus for controlling a display of a data process system
Method and apparatus for controlling a display of a data processing system. According to one embodiment of the invention, a method of controlling a display of a...
US-7,665,017 Computer system integrating different data types into a single environment
A system for viewing and manipulating information of various data types within a single document in an integrated computer system environment is disclosed. Each...
US-7,664,558 Efficient techniques for modifying audio playback rates
Improved techniques for modifying a playback rate of an audio item (e.g., an audio stream) are disclosed. As a result, the audio item can be played back faster...
US-7,663,691 Image capture using display device as light source
A digital image capture system and method uses a display device to illuminate a target with light for improved image capture under poor lighting conditions....
US-7,663,607 Multipoint touchscreen
A touch panel having a transparent capacitive sensing medium configured to detect multiple touches or near touches that occur at the same time and at distinct...
US-7,663,601 Hybrid low power computer mouse
Operating a pointing device in a low power manner by receiving first tracking information from a first tracking device, de-activating the first tracking device...
US-D610,161 Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
US-D610,160 Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
US-D610,138 Computer
US-D610,128 Stand
US-D610,126 Media player
US-7,660,929 Connector interface system for a multi-communication device
A connector interface system for a communication device is disclosed. The interface includes a docking connector. The docking connector includes first make/last...
US-7,660,831 Synchronization methods and systems
Widget synchronization architectures, methods, systems, and computer readable media are described. One exemplary embodiment includes a first software component...
US-7,660,749 Method, system, and medium for representing visitor activity in an online store
Representing activity in an online store is disclosed. Information associated with the activities of a second visitor to the store is received. An indication of...
US-7,660,127 Electrical components coupled to circuit boards
The present invention can facilitate the coupling between electrical components and a circuit board after the circuit board is inserted into a housing of an...
US-7,660,104 User interface component with a removable cover
A user interface component for use in an electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a first part and a second part. The user interface...
US-7,659,896 Method and apparatus for chaining two or more tweens to provide non-linear multimedia effects
An improved method for generating non-linear multimedia effects by employing two or more tweens. Specifically, a second tween mapping is chained to a first tween...
US-7,659,737 Electrical, high temperature test probe with conductive driven guard
A probe needle apparatus and method provides a drive guard having the same potential as a probe needle for reducing signal noise in low current measurements. The...
US-7,658,626 Connector system
A portable computer is disclosed. The portable computer comprises a chassis and a connection system. The connection system has a plurality of different connector...
US-7,658,095 Water detection arrangement
An electronic device having an enclosure is disclosed. The electronic device includes a hole disposed at least partially through the enclosure. The electronic...
US-D609,715 Animated graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
US-D609,705 Monitor
US-RE41,113 Systems and methods for replacing open windows in a graphical user interface
Systems and methods for returning windows to an original location are described. When springing already open windows to a new location on a display space, it is...
US-7,657,849 Unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image
A device with a touch-sensitive display may be unlocked via gestures performed on the touch-sensitive display. The device is unlocked if contact with the display...
US-7,657,686 Method and apparatus for frame buffer management
Methods and apparatuses for dynamic virtual frame buffer management. At least one embodiment of the present invention dynamically enables or disables the use of...
US-7,657,459 Techniques for acquiring a media season of digital media assets
Techniques to facilitate acquiring a media season, or a related series, of digital media assets from an on-line media store are disclosed. A user can view...
US-7,656,623 Methods and apparatus for charging a battery in a peripheral device
A power manager for managing power delivered to a battery operated peripheral device is disclosed. The power manager includes an input current limiter arranged...
US-7,656,394 User interface gestures
Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing,...
US-7,656,393 Electronic device having display and surrounding touch sensitive bezel for user interface and control
An electronic device has a display and has a touch sensitive bezel surrounding the display. Areas on the bezel are designated for controls used to operate the...
US-7,655,937 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...
US-7,653,883 Proximity detector in handheld device
Proximity based systems and methods that are implemented on an electronic device are disclosed. The method includes sensing an object spaced away and in close...
US-7,653,776 Method and apparatus for selectively switching IC ports to card slots through the use of three switches per...
A system that selectively couples one or more IC chips to card slots. The system contains a Z-bar switch which includes: a select input; a first IC port coupled...
US-7,653,755 Method and apparatus for determining communication paths
Disclosed herein is a system for determining communication paths, especially for AV/C devices. The system includes gathering pertinent information about drivers...
US-7,653,719 Automatic detection of channel bandwidth
A step-wise approach to automatically determining the bandwidth of a communication channel includes dividing the channel's potential bandwidth into a number of...
US-7,653,685 Methods and apparatuses for transferring streaming multimedia data and various types of data associated...
The present invention provides several methods and apparatuses for transmitting multimedia data using streaming media protocols such as real-time transfer...
US-7,653,550 Interface for providing modeless timeline based selection of an audio or video file
A timeline-based approach for selecting and manipulating audio tracks is presented. This is accomplished via a graphical user interface that provides users with...
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