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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...
US-7,541,939 Mounted shock sensor
This application is directed to a shock sensor mounted in an electronic device. The shock sensor includes both active and passive shock detection methods that...
US-7,541,776 Method and system for operating a portable electronic device in a power-limited manner
Improved techniques to manage operation of a portable electronic device having a substantially depleted battery when power is available from an external,...
US-7,541,698 Quiet fan speed control
A novel circuit for driving a fan includes an output terminal for supplying the fan with drive power, a pulse width modulation driver, and a limiter. A first...
US-7,541,556 Apparatus for checking the quality of preforms each having a body made of plastics material
The apparatus is intended for performing quality checks on preforms (10) each having a body made of plastics material having an internal cavity (12)...
US-7,541,551 Method and apparatus for detecting free fall
A data processing system including a data storage device having data stored on a data storage medium. Within said data processing system, a system electronics is...
US-7,541,091 Compartmentalized resin pellets for oxygen scavenging
Disclosed is a process and article to simultaneously thermally treat at least two thermoplastics when one of the thermoplastics is an oxygen inert material and...
US-7,540,788 Backward compatible connector system
Various embodiments of connectors and connector assemblies provide modified structural features to meet evolving industrial design requirements while maintaining...
US-7,540,754 Universal Serial Bus plug and socket coupling arrangements
A Universal Serial Bus socket-equipped arrangement (USB-SEA) configured for mating with a Universal Serial Bus (USB) plug having a plug metal housing and an...
US-7,540,742 Board connector
A card connector that allows a card to be at least partially coplanar with a logic board is described herein. A system having a card at least partially coplanar...
US-D593,536 Electronic device
US-7,539,945 Computer system with graphical user interface including drawer-like windows
A window management mechanism allows a user to open a window as a drawer or, perhaps more appropriately named, a pop-up window. The drawer is an opened window...
US-7,539,015 Riser card housing
A housing for accommodating one or more riser cards is disclosed. The one or more riser cards include a first riser card. The first riser card may be configured...
US-7,538,760 Force imaging input device and system
A force imaging touch pad includes first and second sets of conductive traces separated by a spring membrane. When a force is applied, the spring membrane...
US-D593,087 Electronic device
US-7,536,565 Techniques for improved playlist processing on media devices
An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device has the capability...
US-7,536,383 Method and apparatus for searching metadata
Methods and apparatuses for searching metadata are described herein. In one embodiment, an example of a process for search metadata includes, but is not limited...
US-7,535,471 Scale-adaptive fonts and graphics
Scale-adaptive fonts and graphics are disclosed. In some embodiments, an indication of a desired overall size for the graphic is received. The graphic is scaled...
US-7,535,468 Integrated sensing display
An integrated sensing display is disclosed. The sensing display includes display elements integrated with image sensing elements. As a result, the integrated...
US-7,535,458 Multi-button mouse
A mouse with multi button functionality is disclosed. The mouse includes a housing that surrounds the internal components of the mouse. The housing includes at...
US-D592,665 Mouse
US-D592,644 Speaker unit
US-7,533,368 User interface driven by dynamic state changes
A method for responding to changes to properties of component instances is disclosed. A routine, that is to be informed of changes that occur to a particular...
US-7,533,341 System and method of producing user interface information messages
A system and method for producing notification objects conveying computer warning or error notification information to a computer user is provided. The...
US-7,533,120 Method and apparatus for configuring a computer
A method and apparatus for configuring a computer. One embodiment of the invention combines all of the prior art control panels related to networking into a...
US-7,532,862 Method and apparatus for configuring a wireless device through reverse advertising
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that uses reverse advertising to configure a new wireless device to join an existing wireless network....
US-7,532,464 Access system for a portable device
An access system for a portable device provides a portable computer having a bottom surface. The portable computer is accessed through an active user interface...
US-D592,222 Graphic user interface for a display
US-7,530,065 Mechanism for determining applicability of software packages for installation
Mechanism for determining applicability of a software package for installation is described herein. In one embodiment, a process is provided to retrieve...
US-7,530,026 User interface element with auxiliary function
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...
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