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US-7,561,146 Method and apparatus to reject accidental contact on a touchpad
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...
US-7,560,637 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-D596,161 Dock insert
US-D596,160 Stand
US-7,559,026 Video conferencing system having focus control
Systems and methods for directing pickup of media content by way of user input are disclosed. These systems and methods enable desired media content to be more...
US-7,558,947 Method and apparatus for computing vector absolute differences
Methods and apparatuses for computing an absolute difference of two vectors of numbers. In one aspect of the invention, a method for execution by a...
US-7,558,894 Method and system for controlling power provided to an accessory
A method for a portable media player to control power provided an accessory is disclosed. The method includes requesting information about the power capabilities...
US-7,558,697 Calendar for electronic device
A calendar for an electronic device includes suitable programming so that the calendar is displayed on two or more electronic devices, such as computers....
US-7,558,054 Display window securing system
A display window assembly is mounted in the opening of a bezel of a housing, and a force is exerted against the assembly by a suitable resilient element urging...
US-7,557,818 Viewing digital images using a floating controller
A method and apparatus for viewing one or more images using a floating controller is provided. A collection of digital images may be managed using a digital...
US-7,557,320 Surface-mount dome switch
This invention is directed to a surface-mounted dome switch for use in an electronic device. The switch may include a dome having a conductive inner surface...
US-7,557,319 Actuator assembly
The present invention can include a mechanical actuator having an interface region and an actuation region that is thicker than the interface region. The...
US-D595,732 User interface for computer display
US-D595,654 Power connector
US-7,554,812 Structural support for portable electronic devices
Parallel stacking mid-frame structural supports for use with a portable electronic device are presented including: a first side member; a second side member...
US-7,554,558 Mechanism for color-space neutral (video) effects scripting engine
A first command is retrieved from a script containing one or more commands written for a first color space. The first command is associated with zero or more...
US-7,554,551 Decoupling a color buffer from main memory
A display color buffer in a unified memory architecture is decoupled from main memory by partitioning the address space for the color buffer into a ...
US-7,554,521 User interface control for changing a parameter
A user interface comprises a control for adjusting a numeric field value. The control includes controls for editing the numeric field text directly and for...
US-D595,270 Ear piece
US-D595,266 Dock insert
US-D595,265 Dock insert
US-D595,264 Stand
US-D595,236 Cable
US-D595,052 Sleeve
US-7,552,031 Personal items network, and associated methods
A personal items network, including several items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item is provided....
US-7,551,674 Using order difference for calculating motion vector
A method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention...
US-7,551,486 Iterative memory cell charging based on reference cell value
Systems and methods, including computer software for writing to a memory device include applying charge to each of multiple memory cells for storage of a...
US-7,551,142 Hybrid antennas with directly fed antenna slots for handheld electronic devices
A handheld electronic device is provided that contains wireless communications circuitry. The wireless communications circuitry may include antennas. An antenna...
US-7,550,203 Compartmentalized resin pellets
This invention discloses a process and a necessary article to simultaneously thermally treat at least two thermoplastics. The process utilizes the necessary...
US-7,549,131 Method of controlling movement of a cursor on a screen and a computer readable medium containing such a method...
The present invention relates to a method of controlling movement of a cursor on a screen and a computer readable medium containing such a method as a program...
US-7,549,126 Computer system with graphical user interface including spring-loaded enclosures
An apparatus for finding objects in a computer including a display and a pointing device with which a user drags a pointer on the display, having: an input that...
US-7,549,123 Mixing input channel signals to generate output channel signals
Techniques for mixing multiple input channel signals into multiple output channel signals are provided. A graphical user interface (GUI), which includes multiple...
US-7,549,122 Object selection using hit test tracks
A method for labeling the pixels within a selected visual area of at least one image frame containing that visual area from a sequence of image frames stored in...
US-7,548,997 Functional DMA performing operation on DMA data and writing result of operation
In one embodiment, a direct memory access (DMA) controller comprises a transmit control circuit, an offload engine, and a receive control circuit. The transmit...
US-7,548,863 Adaptive context sensitive analysis
A method, apparatus, system, and signal-bearing medium that converts input data, such as speech or phonetic characters, to text by finding documents that are...
US-7,548,837 Simulation of string vibration
A method of simulating a string using a wave equation which relates movement of the string in time to force acting on the string, wherein the force acting on the...
US-7,548,664 Producing smooth motion compensated frames by combining multiple interpolation results
An interpolation manager constructs multiple motion compensated interpolated frames between two existing frames, and then fuses the multiple interpolated frames...
US-7,548,584 Using order value for computing motion vector
A method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention...
US-7,548,583 Generation and use of masks in MPEG video encoding to indicate non-zero entries in transformed macroblocks
During Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG) video encoding a two-dimensional discrete cosine transform (DCT) is performed on data representing an original image....
US-7,548,248 Method and apparatus for image blending
Methods and apparatuses for blending two images using vector table look up operations. In one aspect of the invention, a method to blend two images includes:...
US-7,548,161 Acceleration-based theft detection system for portable electronic devices
A theft prevention system for protecting portable electronic devices is disclosed. An acceleration sensor detects the acceleration of a portable electronic...
US-7,546,544 Method and apparatus for creating multimedia presentations
Some embodiments of the invention provide a computerized method for creating and editing a multimedia item. The method provides a menu theme for a multimedia...
US-7,546,543 Widget authoring and editing environment
An authoring environment for creating and/or editing user interface elements such as widgets used in a unified interest layer. The authoring environment...
US-7,546,083 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-7,545,994 Method and apparatus for digital image manipulation to remove image blemishes
To better realize the great potential of amateur digital photography, the present invention introduces an intuitive system for digital manipulation. The system...
US-7,545,392 Dynamic guides
A system, method, and apparatus that, in some embodiments, displays one or more guides when a selected object moves into a particular alignment with one or more...
US-7,545,157 Shielded probe apparatus for probing semiconductor wafer
A shielded probe apparatus is provided with a shielded probe and a tri-axial cable that are electrically connected within a shielded chassis. The shielded probe...
US-7,544,066 Electrical connector with flexible interconnect
An electrical connector that utilizes a flexible substrate for providing electrical contact surfaces within the electrical connector is disclosed. ...
US-D593,994 Media device
US-7,542,620 Robust temporal dithering and filtering
A temporal dithering manager uses temporal dithering to reduce contouring artifacts due to bit limiting. The temporal dithering manager truncates low order bits...
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