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US-7,504,800 Management circuits and methods for managing a power supply
Circuitry and techniques for managing a power supply are disclosed. A processor-controlled switch is employed to control the delivery of power to conductors that...
US-D588,610 Media device
US-D588,545 Connectors
US-7,503,010 Remote access to layer and user interface elements
A user-activatable dashboard (also referred to as a unified interest layer) contains any number of user interface elements, referred to herein as "widgets," for...
US-7,502,338 De-emphasis training on a point-to-point connection
A method for establishing data transmission between a two devices by performing de-emphasis training is disclosed. While a retry count does not exceed a...
US-7,500,191 Systems and methods for using media upon insertion into a data processing system
Methods and apparatuses for operating with writeable media. In one aspect of the invention, an exemplary method includes inserting a writeable media into a drive...
US-7,500,190 Visual feedback to illustrate effects of editing operations
Techniques for providing visual feedback to illustrate the effects of editing operations are provided. This visual feedback may be provided in the form of an...
US-7,499,969 User interface for multiway audio conferencing
An audio conferencing client application provides a user interface that facilitates turn taking in both moderated and unmoderated audio conferences. The user...
US-7,499,232 Media player with acceleration protection
An improved media player and a method for operating a portable computing device (e.g., media player) are disclosed. According to one aspect, a portable computing...
US-7,499,040 Movable touch pad with added functionality
An input device is disclosed. The input device includes a movable touch pad capable of detecting an object in close proximity thereto so as to generate a first...
US-7,499,024 Method and apparatus for providing visual feedback during manipulation of text on a computer screen
A method and apparatus providing visual feedback to a computer user while dragging selected text is described. As its first step, the processing logic creates a...
US-D587,677 Ear phone
US-RE40,645 Method and system for displaying related information from a database
A technique for displaying information from related tables of a database in different display windows on a display screen associated with a computer system is...
US-7,496,836 Method and apparatus for transmitting documents over a network
An object comprising a Web document is transferred by a server to a client over a client-server data communications network. Alternatively, the object comprising...
US-7,496,778 Autonomous thermal management
The present invention provides both a peripheral device that regulates its own temperature by adjusting its power consumption, and a method to accomplish the...
US-7,495,659 Touch pad for handheld device
A touch pad system is disclosed. The system includes mapping the touch pad into native sensor coordinates. The system also includes producing native values of...
US-7,493,626 Method and apparatus for communicating between device drivers in a computer system
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates communicating between device drivers within a computing system. The system first...
US-7,492,820 Rate control for video coder employing adaptive linear regression bits modeling
A rate control system is disclosed for video coding applications. The rate controller assigns a quantization parameter for video data in a picture in response to...
US-7,490,720 Greeting card system including a window to allow for inventory and activation
A greeting card system comprises a card member. The card member includes a first window. The system includes a gift card attached to the card member. The gift...
US-D586,800 Electronic device
US-7,490,295 Layer for accessing user interface elements
A user-activatable dashboard contains any number of user interface elements, referred to herein as "widgets," for quick access by a user. In response to a...
US-7,490,174 Method and apparatus for border node behavior on a full-duplex bus
A method and apparatus relating to the behavior of border nodes within a high performance serial bus system is disclosed.A method for determining and...
US-7,487,458 Methods and apparatuses for controlling the appearance of a user interface
Methods, systems and machine readable media for displaying (e.g., information from multiple calendars) using different secondary colors generated according to...
US-7,487,346 Techniques and graphical user interfaces for categorical shuffle
Improved techniques and graphical user interfaces that enable users to shuffle a group of media items in accordance with categories associated with the media...
US-7,486,300 Color palette providing cross-platform consistency
A method and system to provide a color palette which facilitates user selection of web-safe colors. In laying out the color palette, the extent of achromatic...
US-7,486,211 Method and system for entropy coding
A method and system are provided for encoding a plurality of integers with variable-length code tables constructed by combining a plurality of structured code...
US-7,486,165 Magnetic latch mechanism
A magnetic latch mechanism for latching a first electronic assembly to a second electronic assembly. The magnetic latch mechanism includes a Halbach array...
US-7,484,963 Connector arrangements on a power supply unit
The invention relates, in an embodiment, to a power supply module configured to be coupled to a power outlet to supply an operating voltage to a data processing...
US-7,484,013 Automatic ID allocation for AV/C entities
Disclosed herein is an automatic ID allocation technique for use in AV/C device applications. The method allows ID assignment without manual user intervention....
US-7,483,882 Dynamic management of multiple persistent data stores
Dynamic management of multiple persistent data stores is disclosed. One or more data objects are associated with a client context, e.g., an instance of a client...
US-7,483,803 Methods and apparatuses for calibrating sensors
Methods and apparatuses to perform calibration of imprecise sensors for power monitoring in a data-processing system are described. The system includes a load...
US-7,483,041 Method and apparatus for titling
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for presenting computer-generated characters. The method defines several frames for a character and...
US-7,483,037 Resampling chroma video using a programmable graphics processing unit to provide improved color rendering
A system which utilizes the processing capabilities of the graphics processing unit (GPU) in the graphics controller. Each frame of each video stream is decoded....
US-D585,384 Cable
US-D585,375 Power connector
US-7,480,872 Method and apparatus for dynamically resizing windows
The present invention provides a method for resizing windows and an apparatus for resizing windows. The method, in one embodiment, involves selecting a seam...
US-7,480,870 Indication of progress towards satisfaction of a user input condition
In some embodiments of the invention, a graphical user interface in an electronic device includes one or more user-interface objects associated with a second...
US-7,480,700 Method and system for retrieval and usage of remote entry points
A method for communicating between a client application and one or more servers is disclosed. In one embodiment, it is first determined whether a particular...
US-7,480,145 Thin, passive cooling system
A system includes a power source and a heat-shield mechanism which encloses the power source. This heat-shield mechanism includes a 3-dimensional housing that...
US-7,479,971 Intelligent scrolling
A method and apparatus for intelligent scrolling. In a computer system that has a user interface which allows for the movement of items from a first open window...
US-7,479,949 Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics
A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with...
US-7,478,327 Unified capture and process interface
The method of collecting a time based stream of information to generate a presentation is provided for in which a processing system is employed. In one exemplary...
US-7,478,323 Automated creation of media asset illustration collage
Techniques for producing a media asset illustration collage are disclosed. These techniques involve, for instance, obtaining a media asset list containing media...
US-7,478,037 Assigning meanings to utterances in a speech recognition system
Assigning meanings to spoken utterances in a speech recognition system. A plurality of speech rules is generated, each of the speech rules comprising a language...
US-7,477,779 Method and apparatus for color correction
A graphical user interface for performing color correction and methods for implementing the color correction are disclosed. The graphical user interface allows a...
US-7,477,704 Digital signal detection for high speed signaling systems
Methods and apparatuses for detecting digital signals in high speed signaling systems. In at least one embodiment, at least one received input signal is combined...
US-7,477,268 Zooming controller
A method and device for accessing a broad data field having a fine resolution. The user selects a scale which can be varied. The scale controls a range within...
US-7,474,315 Deep pixel display
A method, apparatus, and system for generating a deep pixel display on a display device are provided. A first set of data relating to a first pixel is provided....
US-D584,303 Handheld portable computing device
US-D584,142 Package
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