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US-7,539,945 Computer system with graphical user interface including drawer-like windows
A window management mechanism allows a user to open a window as a drawer or, perhaps more appropriately named, a pop-up window. The drawer is an opened window...
US-7,539,015 Riser card housing
A housing for accommodating one or more riser cards is disclosed. The one or more riser cards include a first riser card. The first riser card may be configured...
US-7,538,760 Force imaging input device and system
A force imaging touch pad includes first and second sets of conductive traces separated by a spring membrane. When a force is applied, the spring membrane...
US-D593,087 Electronic device
US-7,536,565 Techniques for improved playlist processing on media devices
An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device has the capability...
US-7,536,383 Method and apparatus for searching metadata
Methods and apparatuses for searching metadata are described herein. In one embodiment, an example of a process for search metadata includes, but is not limited...
US-7,535,471 Scale-adaptive fonts and graphics
Scale-adaptive fonts and graphics are disclosed. In some embodiments, an indication of a desired overall size for the graphic is received. The graphic is scaled...
US-7,535,468 Integrated sensing display
An integrated sensing display is disclosed. The sensing display includes display elements integrated with image sensing elements. As a result, the integrated...
US-7,535,458 Multi-button mouse
A mouse with multi button functionality is disclosed. The mouse includes a housing that surrounds the internal components of the mouse. The housing includes at...
US-D592,665 Mouse
US-D592,644 Speaker unit
US-7,533,368 User interface driven by dynamic state changes
A method for responding to changes to properties of component instances is disclosed. A routine, that is to be informed of changes that occur to a particular...
US-7,533,341 System and method of producing user interface information messages
A system and method for producing notification objects conveying computer warning or error notification information to a computer user is provided. The...
US-7,533,120 Method and apparatus for configuring a computer
A method and apparatus for configuring a computer. One embodiment of the invention combines all of the prior art control panels related to networking into a...
US-7,532,862 Method and apparatus for configuring a wireless device through reverse advertising
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that uses reverse advertising to configure a new wireless device to join an existing wireless network....
US-7,532,464 Access system for a portable device
An access system for a portable device provides a portable computer having a bottom surface. The portable computer is accessed through an active user interface...
US-D592,222 Graphic user interface for a display
US-7,530,065 Mechanism for determining applicability of software packages for installation
Mechanism for determining applicability of a software package for installation is described herein. In one embodiment, a process is provided to retrieve...
US-7,530,026 User interface element with auxiliary function
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-7,529,948 Methods and apparatuses for dynamic power estimation
Methods and apparatuses for dynamically budgeting power usage in a data processing system. In one aspect, a data processing system, includes: one or more...
US-7,529,872 Communication between an accessory and a media player using a protocol with multiple lingoes
A connector interface system is disclosed. The connector interface system includes an interface and a protocol in communication with which allows a media player...
US-7,529,871 Communication between an accessory and a media player with multiple protocol versions
A connector interface system is disclosed. The connector interface system includes an interface and a protocol in communication with which allows a media player...
US-7,529,870 Communication between an accessory and a media player with multiple lingoes
A connector interface system is disclosed. The connector interface system includes an interface and a protocol in communication with which allows a media player...
US-7,529,841 Method and apparatus for updating and synchronizing information between a client and server
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for integrating applets running on a client with the application logic for applications running on a...
US-7,529,796 File sharing using near real time messaging
A system and method for providing file sharing using an instant messaging application are described herein. In one embodiment, a communication channel is...
US-7,528,840 Optimizing the execution of media processing routines using a list of routine identifiers
Methods for analyzing a list of routine identifiers to optimize processing of routines identified in the list. Some embodiments execute a set of routines in...
US-D591,766 Media device
US-7,526,738 User interface for providing consolidation and access
Methods and systems for providing graphical user interfaces are described. To provide greater access and consolidation to frequently used items in the graphical...
US-7,526,588 Communication between an accessory and a media player using a protocol with multiple lingoes
A connector interface system is disclosed. The connector interface system includes an interface and a protocol in communication with which allows a media player...
US-7,526,437 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-7,526,138 Context based adaptive image resampling
A resampling process uses a predictive model to capture the spatial correlation among pixels in an input image, thus enabling adaptation of resampling schemes to...
US-7,525,216 Portable power source to provide power to an electronic device via an interface
A portable power source is configured for use with an electronic device. The portable power source cooperates and communicates with the electronic device via a...
US-RE40,704 System for terminating multicast channel and data broadcast when at least two second endpoints do not transmit...
A method and apparatus for optimizing transmission of data to a plurality of second endpoints in a system wherein a first endpoint is providing data to the...
US-7,523,146 Apparatus and method for peer-to-peer N-way synchronization in a decentralized environment
An apparatus and method of synchronizing a datum between a plurality of stores is disclosed. A version history is associated with the datum in each store. The...
US-7,522,236 Cosmetically uniform reflective border area in a transflective display
One embodiment of the present invention provides a transflective display in which a border area adjacent to an active area has a reflectivity that is...
US-7,521,625 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-7,521,623 Music synchronization arrangement
The invention generally pertains to a hand-held computing device. More particularly, the invention pertains to a computing device that is capable of controlling...
US-D590,826 Electronic device
US-7,519,838 Method and apparatus for managing power in computer systems
The invention is directed towards minimizing power consumption in computer systems. One embodiment of the invention is a power management system that is used for...
US-7,519,808 Method and apparatus for quickly reanimating devices from hibernation
A system that causes a computing device to enter a hibernation mode. During operation, the system creates a hibernation image for the computing device by...
US-7,519,229 Video coding system providing separate coding chains for dynamically selected small-size or full-size playback
Embodiments of the present invention provide a coding system that codes data according to a pair of coding chains. A first coding chain generates coded video...
US-7,519,180 Method and apparatus for copy protection
Copy protection techniques that utilize a watermark and a permission key are disclosed. The copy protection techniques can provide single-copy copy protection in...
US-7,518,881 Interposer containing bypass capacitors for reducing voltage noise in an IC device
One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus that reduces voltage noise for an integrated circuit (IC) device. This apparatus includes an...
US-7,518,611 Extensible library for storing objects of different types
A library can store different types of multimedia objects, including effects (for example, behaviors, filters, fonts, and particle effects) and content (for...
US-7,517,222 Magnetic connector for electronic device
An electrical plug and receptacle relying on magnetic force to maintain contact are disclosed. The plug and receptacle can be used as part of a power adapter for...
US-7,516,134 Controlling access to a database using database internal and external authorization information
Techniques for using both database internal and database external authorization information to control access to a database are disclosed. Corporate accounts...
US-7,515,765 Image sharpness management
Methods, media, and a system provide image sharpness management for electronic images. Pixel values for an unmodified image are processed relative to spatial...
US-7,515,431 Handheld computing device
A handheld computing device is disclosed. The handheld computing device includes a seamless enclosure formed from an extruded tube. The extruded tube includes...
US-7,515,426 Heat dissipating device for an integrated circuit chip
An electronic assembly comprises a support board, an integrated circuit chip interconnected and coupled to the support board, and a thermal-gap-filler pad placed...
US-7,514,900 Portable devices having multiple power interfaces
Portable devices having multiple power interfaces are described herein. According to one embodiment of the invention, a portable electronic device includes, but...
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