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Method and system for connection an external cable to a device
A connection system for a mobile device. The connection system configured to couple a cable that is external to the mobile device to an internal portion of the...
Active enclosure for computing device
A computing device is disclosed. The computing device includes a housing having an illuminable portion. The computing device also includes a light emitting...
Methods and apparatuses for controlling the temperature of a data
Methods and apparatuses to manage working states of a data processing system. At least one embodiment of the present invention includes a data processing system...
Processing exceptions from 64-bit application program executing in 64-bit
processor with 32-bit OS kernel by...
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that uses an M-bit operating system (OS) kernel to support N-bit user processes. During operation, the...
Methods and apparatus for providing automatic high speed data connection
in portable device
In a portable FireWire compatible device, a direct memory access (DMA) bus switch coupled by way of a DMA bus to a central processing unit (CPU), a local hard...
Method and apparatus for providing inter-application accessibility
Methods and apparatuses for providing inter-application accessibility. Embodiments of the present invention provide a framework independent, introspective,...
Method and apparatus for waking up a sleeping system
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that wakes up a sleeping target system located on a target LAN (Local Area Network) from a remote...
Method and apparatus for an intuitive digital image processing system that
enhances digital images
Some embodiments provide an intuitive system for digital image processing. In some embodiments, the system of the present invention allows a user to enhance...
Color level graphical user interface
A graphical user interface for performing color correction and methods for implementing the color correction are disclosed. The graphical user interface allows a...
Embedded thermal-electric cooling modules for surface spreading of heat
A portable computing device includes a housing having an external surface and an inner surface. A solid-state cooling mechanism in the computing device is...
Semiconductor die package with internal bypass capacitors
One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus that reduces voltage noise for an integrated circuit (IC) device. This apparatus includes a package...
Method and apparatus for controlling a display of a data processing system
A method of controlling a display of a data processing system includes displaying a first list as a scrollable view of items in a first mode; receiving an input...
Disk space management and clip remainder during edit operations
The method of storing a time based stream of information to generate a presentation is provided for in which a processing system is used. The methods provide for...
Housing for a computing device
Improved housing for a computing device is disclosed. The improved housing is provided with one of an illuminable connector, a touch pad arrangement, and a palm...
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...