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US-7,421,690 Threaded presentation of electronic mail
A threaded list of e-mail messages is provided by checking each received message against previous messages to determine whether the new message is associated...
US-7,421,507 Transmission of AV/C transactions over multiple transports method and apparatus
Disclosed is a system and method for transmitting AV/C data over one or more transports. Further disclosed is a system and method for transmitting AV/C data over...
US-D576,174 User interface for a computer display
US-7,418,529 Method and apparatus for communicating with an embedded controller which includes a reference to metadata...
A system that communicates with an embedded controller within a computing device. During operation, the system queries the embedded controller to obtain...
US-7,418,156 Domain of definition in warper/morpher
An efficient way to perform rendering operations in an image processing environment includes a warping engine having a warping module and a domain of definition...
US-7,418,037 Method of performing rate control for a compression system
A rate controller for allocating a bit budget for video frames to be encoded is disclosed. The rate controller of the present invention considers many different...
US-7,417,973 Method, apparatus and computer program product for ensuring node participation in a network bus
A method for configuring a computer network so that no non-root node can allocate itself a Physical_ID reserved for a root node. For each node that executes the...
US-7,417,869 Methods and systems for filtering signals
The present invention describes methods for enhancing the performance of two-capacitor low-pass filters. In certain embodiments of the invention, the capacitors...
US-7,417,649 Method and apparatus for nonlinear anamorphic scaling of video images
Methods and apparatuses for nonlinear scaling of video images. To match the aspect ratios of a video image and the target display area, at least one embodiment...
US-7,417,646 Background rendering in video compositing
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method of editing video through a multi-stage editing process. The method selects a particular stage in the editing...
US-D575,793 User interface for computer display
US-7,415,563 Method and system for allowing a media player to determine if it supports the capabilities of an accessory
A method and system for allowing a media player to determine if it supports the capabilities of an accessory are disclosed. The method and system comprise...
US-7,415,545 Method and apparatus for dynamic link driver configuration
A method and apparatus embodied in transaction layer software suitable for use with serial bus devices, such as IEEE standard 1394 serial bus devices for...
US-7,415,499 Method and apparatus for listening for incoming calls on multiple port/socket combinations
In one embodiment, the invention provides a method comprising loading a set of transport components into a memory; initializing each transport component of the...
US-D575,305 Media device
US-D575,304 Media device
US-D575,275 Docking station
US-7,412,654 Apparatus and method for handling special windows in a display
An apparatus and method for handling special windows in a display comprises a window manager in an operating system that is called by application programs to...
US-7,412,080 Adaptive motion estimation
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method of performing motion estimation for an array of image values obtained from a current image. The method starts...
US-7,411,590 Multimedia file format
An automatically readable medium encoded with a time-based media file which comprises a factory object which uniquely identifies the instantiation of an object...
US-7,411,134 Hybrid ground grid for printed circuit board
Electrical mounting boards and methods for their fabrication and use are disclosed herein. In particular, such mounting boards embodiments utilize hybrid ground...
US-D574,819 Case
US-RE40,458 System and method for using a correspondence table to compress a pronunciation guide
Parsing routines extract from a conventional pronunciation dictionary an entry, which includes a dictionary word and dictionary phonemes representing the...
US-7,409,347 Data-driven global boundary optimization
Portions from segment boundary regions of a plurality of speech segments are extracted. Each segment boundary region is based on a corresponding initial unit...
US-7,408,403 Circuits and methods for amplifying signals
The present invention discloses a bus pumping compensation for a pulse modulation circuit such as class D modulators. The compensation according to the present...
US-7,407,315 Method and apparatus for backlighting a device
A light guide panel is disclosed. The panel comprises a plate for dispersing light and at least one light-emitting diode (LED) coupled to the plate for providing...
US-D574,378 Computing device
US-D574,375 Stand
US-D574,365 Electronic device holder
US-7,406,631 Method and apparatus for dynamic performance evaluation of data storage systems
Improved approaches for evaluating performance of data storage systems used with computers are disclosed. The performance evaluation of the data storage systems...
US-7,406,476 Updating a data structure
An implementation repeatedly updates data in a data structure, the data structure having a size larger than an atomic size. The implementation avoids locking the...
US-7,403,568 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. In addition, after compression of the...
US-D573,606 Media device
US-7,401,173 Method and apparatus for automatic detection and healing of signal pair crossover on a high performance serial bus
An automatic crossover and healing process is disclosed for the P1394b standard. In particular, a crossover process is disclosed which comprises coupling the...
US-7,397,964 Gaussian blur approximation suitable for GPU
A Gaussian blur approximation is applied to an image by repeated down-sampling operations followed by an up-sample operation. By using a truncated Gaussian...
US-7,397,550 Parts manipulation and inspection system and method
Manufacturing lines include inspection systems for monitoring the quality of parts produced. Manufacturing lines for making semiconductor devices generally...
US-7,397,495 Video conferencing apparatus and method
A video conferencing system having video and/or audio capture device for video and audio communications is disclosed. The video and audio capture device may...
US-7,397,164 Substantially noiseless cooling device for electronic devices
A cooling device of an electronic component. The cooling device comprises a carrier having one or more openings, a piezoelectric member moveably disposed in one...
US-7,395,419 Macroscalar processor architecture
A macroscalar processor architecture is described herein. In one embodiment, an exemplary processor includes one or more execution units to execute instructions...
US-7,394,666 Circuit board cam-action standoff connector
A cam-action expanding standoff connector and related method are disclosed for mounting a circuit board. The standoff connector includes a body and a plurality...
US-7,394,458 Low EMI capacitive trackpad
A printed circuit board (PCB) assembly provides a two layer capacitive trackpad sensor in which an EMI ground grid is interposed among the sensor's capacitive...
US-7,393,119 Method and apparatus for constant light output pulsed L.E.D. illumination
An illumination source includes a plurality of LEDs, and an electrical circuit that selectively applies power from the DC voltage source to the LED units,...
US-D572,267 Media device
US-D572,247 Computing device
US-D572,246 Computing device
US-7,392,286 Accessories for teleconference component
A system and method providing capability expansion in a teleconferencing environment. One or more accessories are invoked and arranged in an accessory stack...
US-7,391,812 Adaptively post filtering encoded video
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method of decoding an encoded video signal that includes a plurality of successive encoded images. The method...
US-7,391,110 Apparatus for providing capacitive decoupling between on-die power and ground conductors
One embodiment of the present invention provides capacitive decoupling on the surface of a semiconductor die, instead of providing the decoupling on a package or...
US-7,389,371 Method and apparatus for loop breaking in a data bus
A method and apparatus is disclosed for preventing loops in a full-duplex bus The method has the acts of: selecting at least two candidates to join said bus;...
US-D571,375 Media device
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