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Method and apparatus for enabling advanced manipulation of audio
A method and apparatus are provided for representing, storing, and rendering audio data. An audio file enables users to store and exchange sampled audio waveform...
Computer system for automatically instantiating tasks designated by a user
A computer-user interface facilitates interaction between the user and the computer in a manner which enables the computer to assist the user in accomplishing...
Connector interface system for enabling data communication with a
A connector interface system a communication device is disclosed. The interface includes a docking connector. The docking connector includes first make/last...
Method and system for controlling an accessory having a tuner
A method, system, and connector interface for controlling an accessory. The method includes obtaining, by a portable media player, tuning information from the...
Thermal interface apparatus
An apparatus for conducting heat from a computer component to a heat sink. The invention may include a thermal interface material (TIM). The invention may...
Display housing for computing device
One aspect of the invention pertains to a stiffener for a computer housing so as to increase the rigidity and strength of the computer housing.
Article comprising light absorbent composition to mask visual haze and
A transparent article includes a continuous polyester matrix having at least one incompatible filler dispersed therein. The incompatible filler provides domains...
Icon label placement in a graphical user interface
To improve the art of graphical user interfaces, the present invention introduces a system that displays iconic resource representations having a salient...
Multiple personas for electronic devices
A computer system is disclosed which may adopt one of many personas, depending upon the role that its owner is currently playing. The computer system includes a...
Method and apparatus for managing a power load change in a system
An apparatus and method for maintaining a state during a power load change. The apparatus of one embodiment includes a voltage controller coupled to receive a...
Method and apparatus for encoding memory control signals to reduce pin
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that uses encoded memory control signals to reduce pin count on chips that generate and drive memory...
Accessories providing a telephone conference application one or more
capabilities independent of the...
A system and method providing capability expansion in a teleconferencing environment. One or more accessories are invoked and arranged in an accessory stack...
Methods and systems for managing data
Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata. In one exemplary method, metadata from files created by several different software applications are...
Method and apparatus for detecting a router that improperly responds to
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that detects a non-compliant router that incorrectly responds to all address-resolution-protocol (ARP)...
Method and apparatus for measuring die-level integrated circuit power
A system that determines power consumption on an IC chip. The system includes a test structure located within the IC chip variations which includes one or more...
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...
Method and apparatus for the generation and control of clock signals
Methods and apparatuses for the dynamic configuring of profiles used for the control of the frequency of clock signals. At least one embodiment of the present...
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...
Thermal contact arrangement
A thermal contact arrangement. The thermal contact arrangement may mitigate or reduce migration over time of a thermal interface material positioned between a...
Method and apparatus for displaying pixel images for a graphical user
Methods and apparatuses for displaying pixel images to provide visual-based emphasis in a graphical user interface. In one aspect of the invention, a method to...
Charging of mobile devices
A system which enables battery powered devices such as notebook computers to efficiently charge smaller mobile devices such as music players, cell phones and...
Method and apparatus for changing the clock frequency of a memory system
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates changing a clock frequency in a memory system. During operation, the system receives a...
Anticipatory power management for battery-powered electronic device
Methods and apparatus for managing power consumption of a battery-powered electronic device are disclosed. According to one embodiment, power management can take...
Change notification in USB devices
A method of notifying clients of a change in a USB including a first client requesting notification of a first change in the USB, detecting the first change in...
Pre-processing method and system for data reduction of video sequences and
bit rate reduction of compressed...
Methods for pre-processing video sequences prior to compression to provide data reduction of the video sequence. Also, after compression of the pre-processed...
In a scrollable user interface window including two or more panels, a single scroll bar scrolls all of the panels. Panels move in lock-step with one another at...
Retrieval of services by attribute
An automatic method and apparatus for providing services on a computer system. A set of services is established providing different functionality for the...
Automatic relevance filtering
A technique for use in a computer is disclosed. The method includes determining a context and a data requirement for a candidate action to be selected, the...
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...
Method and apparatus for efficiently accounting for the temporal nature of
Some embodiments of the invention provide a computer system for processing an audio track. This system includes at least one DSP for processing the audio track....
Method and apparatus for time compression and expansion of audio data with
dynamic tempo change during playback
A method and apparatus implement time compression and expansion of audio data, with dynamic tempo change during playback. Dynamic changes in tempo are...
Electronic device holder
Mutually authenticated secure key exchange (MASKE)
The invention provides a cryptographic method which includes receiving at a first entity a second public key M.sub.A. At least one of a first session key K.sub.B...
Virtual bundles of purchasable products are created by a person external to an electronic commerce site. In a preferred embodiment, the virtual bundles are...
Threaded presentation of electronic mail
A threaded list of e-mail messages is provided by checking each received message against previous messages to determine whether the new message is associated...
Transmission of AV/C transactions over multiple transports method and
Disclosed is a system and method for transmitting AV/C data over one or more transports. Further disclosed is a system and method for transmitting AV/C data over...
User interface for a computer display
Method and apparatus for communicating with an embedded controller which
includes a reference to metadata...
A system that communicates with an embedded controller within a computing device. During operation, the system queries the embedded controller to obtain...
Domain of definition in warper/morpher
An efficient way to perform rendering operations in an image processing environment includes a warping engine having a warping module and a domain of definition...
Method of performing rate control for a compression system
A rate controller for allocating a bit budget for video frames to be encoded is disclosed. The rate controller of the present invention considers many different...
Method, apparatus and computer program product for ensuring node
participation in a network bus
A method for configuring a computer network so that no non-root node can allocate itself a Physical_ID reserved for a root node. For each node that executes the...
Methods and systems for filtering signals
The present invention describes methods for enhancing the performance of two-capacitor low-pass filters. In certain embodiments of the invention, the capacitors...
Method and apparatus for nonlinear anamorphic scaling of video images
Methods and apparatuses for nonlinear scaling of video images. To match the aspect ratios of a video image and the target display area, at least one embodiment...
Background rendering in video compositing
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method of editing video through a multi-stage editing process. The method selects a particular stage in the editing...
User interface for computer display
Method and system for allowing a media player to determine if it supports
the capabilities of an accessory
A method and system for allowing a media player to determine if it supports the capabilities of an accessory are disclosed. The method and system comprise...
Method and apparatus for dynamic link driver configuration
A method and apparatus embodied in transaction layer software suitable for use with serial bus devices, such as IEEE standard 1394 serial bus devices for...