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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...
US-7,653,250 Adjusting sampling rate for encoding
Some embodiments provide a method for adjusting a video sampling rate during an video encoding operation. The method receives a metric that quantifies the usage...
US-7,652,678 Partial display updates in a windowing system using a programmable graphics processing unit
Techniques to generate partial display updates in a buffered window system in which arbitrary visual effects are permitted to any one or more windows (e.g.,...
US-7,652,676 Systems and methods for color managing content elements on a display device
A system and method for color managing content elements on a display device are provided. The systems and methods for color managing content elements on a...
US-7,652,504 Low latency, power-down safe level shifter
In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a circuit supplied by a first supply voltage during use, the circuit having at least a first input signal; and a level...
US-7,652,494 Operating an integrated circuit at a minimum supply voltage
In one embodiment, an integrated circuit comprises at least one measurement unit configured to generate an output indicative of a supply voltage at which the...
US-D608,763 Electronic device
US-RE41,088 Apparatus and method for rotating the display orientation of a captured image
The apparatus of the present invention preferably comprises an image sensor, an orientation sensor, a memory and a processing unit. The image sensor is used for...
US-7,650,507 Small memory footprint fast elliptic encryption
A method of generating a digital signature includes generating a first random number from a finite field of numbers, and generating field elements defining a...
US-7,650,452 Method and apparatus for arbitration and fairness on a full-duplex bus using dual phases
A method and apparatus for arbitrating on a high performance serial bus is disclosed. The invention provides for a plurality of arbitration phases and an...
US-7,650,447 System and method for a host to access an internal SATA storage device within an accessible host using an...
An accessible host includes one or more internal SATA storage devices, an external SATA connector, an internal SATA port controller, an external SATA port...
US-7,650,137 Account information display for portable communication device
A portable communication device includes a display and a processor coupled to the display. The processor is configured to automatically and repeatedly present an...
US-7,650,007 Lanyard for handheld electronic device
A lanyard for carrying or wearing portable electronic devices is disclosed. The lanyard includes a neck cord having data carrying capabilities. The lanyard also...
US-7,649,744 Handheld computing device
A handheld computing device and handheld music player are disclosed. The handheld computing device includes a seamless enclosure formed from an extruded tube....
US-7,649,526 Soft key interaction indicator
An indication of interaction with a touch-sensitive display is provided. A soft key is displayed on the touch-sensitive display. Contact with the touch-sensitive...
US-D608,366 Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
US-D608,352 Dock insert
US-D608,342 Media device
US-7,647,518 Replay reduction for power saving
In one embodiment, a processor comprises a scheduler configured to issue a first instruction operation to be executed and an execution core coupled to the...
US-7,646,613 Multi-point latch mechanism with a single control
A latch mechanism for removably securing a module in a bay of an electronic device. The latch mechanism includes a first wireform configured to move along a...
US-7,646,437 Look-ahead system and method for pan and zoom detection in video sequences
A look-ahead system and method for pan and zoom detection in video sequences is disclosed. The system and method use motion vectors in a reference coordinate...
US-7,646,391 Systems and methods for color managing content elements on a display device
A system and method for color managing content elements on a display device are provided. The systems and methods for color managing content elements on a...
US-7,645,143 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-D607,869 Electronic device
US-D607,831 Connector
US-7,644,397 Software performance analysis using data mining
A system, method, and computer program for analyzing code execution and software performance characteristics are disclosed. Samples of code during run-time or...
US-7,644,099 Dynamic generation and automated distribution of user interface from database model
A method and apparatus for automatically and dynamically generating a user interface for a client based upon a database model. An application server creates a...
US-7,643,990 Global boundary-centric feature extraction and associated discontinuity metrics
Portions from time-domain speech segments are extracted. Feature vectors that represent the portions in a vector space are created. The feature vectors...
US-7,643,895 Portable media device with workout support
Improved techniques and systems for utilizing a portable electronic device to monitor, process, present and manage data captured by a remote sensor are...
US-7,643,789 Multimedia data transfer for a personal communication device
In a portable multimedia device, data is passed between a sender and receiver unit by way of voice channel only. Multimedia data is vocalized and then forwarded...
US-7,643,706 Image management tool with calendar interface
Techniques are provided for automatically organizing and presenting photographs based on the date information associated with photographs. In one embodiment, a...
US-7,643,698 Image sharpening using diffusion
An improved sharpening technique sharpens an image using diffusion rather than a Gaussian blur in the smearing phase. After an appropriate radius or number of...
US-7,643,693 Fast lossless encoder for digitized analog data
Lossless compression and the corresponding decompression of image and audio data are enabled using a combination of dynamic prediction and Golomb coding. First,...
US-7,643,037 Method and apparatus for tilting by applying effects to a number of computer-generated characters
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for presenting computer-generated characters. The method defines several frames for a character and...
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