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Method for shifting pitches of audio signals to a desired pitch
A method and apparatus for shifting pitches of audio signals to achieve desired pitch relationships between the audio signals. Two or more audio signals are...
User interface for computer display
Activity monitoring systems and methods
An activity monitor, comprises housing for attachment to a person; at least one accelerometer disposed within the housing; and a processor disposed within the...
Method and system for fast 90 degree rotation of arrays
A method and system to rotate a 2.sup.N by 2.sup.N array are described. Consistent with one embodiment of the present invention, the 2.sup.N elements of the...
Force and location sensitive display
A unit to provide both force and location detection includes a first transparent substrate (having first and second sets of conductive traces oriented in a first...
Use of 8-bit or higher A/D for NAND cell value
A system and method, including computer software, for storing digital information uses multiple NAND flash memory cells. Each memory cell is adapted to receive...
Method of manufacturing an electronic device with a unitary outer body
Various embodiments of the present invention provide for methods of manufacturing an electronic device that utilizes a unitary outer body. In one embodiment, a...
Portable electronic device with interface reconfiguration mode
A portable electronic device displays a plurality of icons (e.g., graphical objects) in a region in a touch-sensitive display; detects a predefined user action,...
Handle arrangement with integrated heat pipe
Handle arrangements having an integrated heat pipe for use with a portable electronic device are presented including: a heat pipe, the heat pipe configured with...
Method and apparatus for supporting and presenting multiple serial bus
nodes using distinct configuration ROM...
A method and apparatus for presenting a plurality of link devices as separate nodes within a single serial bus module by generating individual or a distinct...
Electronic device holder
An apparatus that can secure an electronic device and be inserted into a conventional cup holder is described. The cup holder, for example, is inside of an...
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...
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...
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...
Systems and methods for using media upon insertion into a data processing
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Method and apparatus for communicating between device drivers in a
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates communicating between device drivers within a computing system. The system first...
Rate control for video coder employing adaptive linear regression bits
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...
Greeting card system including a window to allow for inventory and
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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....