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US-7,523,146 Apparatus and method for peer-to-peer N-way synchronization in a decentralized environment
An apparatus and method of synchronizing a datum between a plurality of stores is disclosed. A version history is associated with the datum in each store. The...
US-7,522,236 Cosmetically uniform reflective border area in a transflective display
One embodiment of the present invention provides a transflective display in which a border area adjacent to an active area has a reflectivity that is...
US-7,521,625 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-7,521,623 Music synchronization arrangement
The invention generally pertains to a hand-held computing device. More particularly, the invention pertains to a computing device that is capable of controlling...
US-D590,826 Electronic device
US-7,519,838 Method and apparatus for managing power in computer systems
The invention is directed towards minimizing power consumption in computer systems. One embodiment of the invention is a power management system that is used for...
US-7,519,808 Method and apparatus for quickly reanimating devices from hibernation
A system that causes a computing device to enter a hibernation mode. During operation, the system creates a hibernation image for the computing device by...
US-7,519,229 Video coding system providing separate coding chains for dynamically selected small-size or full-size playback
Embodiments of the present invention provide a coding system that codes data according to a pair of coding chains. A first coding chain generates coded video...
US-7,519,180 Method and apparatus for copy protection
Copy protection techniques that utilize a watermark and a permission key are disclosed. The copy protection techniques can provide single-copy copy protection in...
US-7,518,881 Interposer containing bypass capacitors for reducing voltage noise in an IC device
One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus that reduces voltage noise for an integrated circuit (IC) device. This apparatus includes an...
US-7,518,611 Extensible library for storing objects of different types
A library can store different types of multimedia objects, including effects (for example, behaviors, filters, fonts, and particle effects) and content (for...
US-7,517,222 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-7,516,134 Controlling access to a database using database internal and external authorization information
Techniques for using both database internal and database external authorization information to control access to a database are disclosed. Corporate accounts...
US-7,515,765 Image sharpness management
Methods, media, and a system provide image sharpness management for electronic images. Pixel values for an unmodified image are processed relative to spatial...
US-7,515,431 Handheld computing device
A handheld computing device is disclosed. The handheld computing device includes a seamless enclosure formed from an extruded tube. The extruded tube includes...
US-7,515,426 Heat dissipating device for an integrated circuit chip
An electronic assembly comprises a support board, an integrated circuit chip interconnected and coupled to the support board, and a thermal-gap-filler pad placed...
US-7,514,900 Portable devices having multiple power interfaces
Portable devices having multiple power interfaces are described herein. According to one embodiment of the invention, a portable electronic device includes, but...
US-7,514,620 Method for shifting pitches of audio signals to a desired pitch relationship
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...
US-D589,979 Electronic device
US-D589,975 User interface for computer display
US-7,512,515 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...
US-7,511,722 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...
US-7,511,702 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...
US-7,511,646 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...
US-7,510,405 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...
US-D589,530 Media device
US-D589,507 Computing device
US-D589,497 Remote controller
US-D589,491 Ear phone
US-7,509,588 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,...
US-7,508,662 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...
US-7,506,088 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...
US-7,505,583 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...
US-7,504,800 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...
US-D588,610 Media device
US-D588,545 Connectors
US-7,503,010 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...
US-7,502,338 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...
US-7,500,191 Systems and methods for using media upon insertion into a data processing system
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...
US-7,500,190 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...
US-7,499,969 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...
US-7,499,232 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...
US-7,499,040 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...
US-7,499,024 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...
US-D587,677 Ear phone
US-RE40,645 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...
US-7,496,836 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...
US-7,496,778 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...
US-7,495,659 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...
US-7,493,626 Method and apparatus for communicating between device drivers in a computer system
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates communicating between device drivers within a computing system. The system first...
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