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US-7,688,574 Cold worked metal housing for a portable electronic device
A cold worked stainless steel bezel for a portable electronic device is provided. The bezel is secured flush to a housing to form part of the case of the...
US-7,688,328 Luminance point correction without luminance degradation
White point is corrected without degrading luminance on a display device. A white point manager modifies the balance between red, green and blue according to a...
US-7,688,316 Adaptive method for acquiring color measurements
A system and method for measuring a color parameter values of a display for calibration purposes. An initial measurement of the color parameter value from the...
US-7,688,306 Methods and apparatuses for operating a portable device based on an accelerometer
Methods and apparatuses for operating a portable device based on an accelerometer are described. According to one embodiment of the invention, an accelerometer...
US-7,688,267 Broadband antenna with coupled feed for handheld electronic devices
Broadband antennas and handheld electronic devices with broadband antennas are provided. A handheld electronic device may have a housing in which electrical...
US-7,688,046 Power converters having varied switching frequencies
Systems and techniques for performing power conversion operations in a portable device are used to convert an input voltage to a voltage at an output. The...
US-7,687,734 Dome switch with integral actuator
A dome switch structure that includes an actuator integrally formed with a dome is disclosed. Advantageously, the actuator can be formed so as to be positioned...
US-7,687,124 Oxygen-scavenging containers having low haze
A container providing effective oxygen-scavenging functionality, while having low haze. The container has at least one wall, wherein the wall comprises a...
US-7,686,215 Techniques and systems for supporting podcasting
Improved podcasts and techniques that facilitate their use are disclosed. The improved techniques can pertain to creating, publishing, hosting, accessing,...
US-D612,863 User interface for computer display
US-D612,844 Computing device
US-D612,843 Computing device
US-7,685,163 Automated creation of media asset illustrations
The invention pertains to techniques for creating media asset illustrations for media assets are disclosed. The created media asset illustrations are useful for...
US-7,684,619 Text flow in and around irregular containers
Providing text flow in or around an irregular container, such as a non-rectangular graphic, is disclosed. In the case of flow around a container, the...
US-7,684,192 Apparatus for air cooling of an electronic device
An apparatus for air-cooling an electronic device is disclosed. A contoured panel channels a flow of air within the housing of an electronic device so as to...
US-7,684,185 Integrated monitor and docking station
A docking station is disclosed. The docking station includes a display and a housing configured to hold the display in a manner that exposes a viewing surface of...
US-7,683,983 Display that emits circularly-polarized light
One embodiment of the present invention provides a display that emits circularly-polarized light. This display includes a display mechanism that emits...
US-7,683,888 Shape detecting input device
A system and method for recognizing a signet and for performing an action associated with the signet. In one embodiment, the method includes generating a touch...
US-D612,398 Icon for a portion of a display screen
US-7,681,013 Method for variable length decoding using multiple configurable look-up tables
Methods and apparatuses for variable length decoding using multiple look-up tables simultaneously. In one aspect of the invention, a method for execution by a...
US-7,680,963 DMA controller configured to process control descriptors and transfer descriptors
In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a first interface circuit, a direct memory access (DMA) controller coupled to the first interface circuit, and a host...
US-7,680,849 Multiple media type synchronization between host computer and media device
Improved techniques for transferring media assets between a host computer and a media device are disclosed. The transfer of media assets between a host computer...
US-7,680,181 Spooling during video format conversions
Techniques are provided which allow computers with relatively less computational power to perform dynamic conversion of video from inter-frame dependent format...
US-7,679,893 Display housing for computing device
An improved housing for a computing device is disclosed. The improved housing can have one or more of the following aspects. A first aspect of the invention...
US-7,679,625 Straightening digital images
As the user operates the straighten control, the rotational orientation of a selected image is changed. According to one embodiment, a grid is superimposed over...
US-RE41,165 Method and apparatus for identifying user-selectable regions within multiple display frames
The method and apparatus determine a specific position of a user-selectable region at a particular point in time within a sequence of display frames. The method...
US-7,675,746 Docking station for hand held electronic devices
A docking system is disclosed. The docking system includes a single docking station and a plurality of inserts that are placed in the docking station so that the...
US-7,675,529 Method and apparatus to scale graphical user interfaces
Methods and apparatuses to scale components of user interfaces. To scale a view component according to an arbitrary transformation, which may be represented by a...
US-7,675,525 Deep pixel display and data format
A method, graphics card, system, and data stream for generating a deep pixel display on a display device are provided. A first set of data relating to a region...
US-D611,470 Electronic device
US-D611,469 Electronic device
US-D611,415 Power module
US-7,673,238 Portable media device with video acceleration capabilities
Improved techniques for performing accelerated video presentation on a media device are disclosed. The improved techniques enable smooth, uniform accelerated...
US-7,673,127 Method and apparatus for enabling a computer system by loading and executing an updated hardware specific boot...
A system and method for utilizing generic computer operating system software for computer hardware systems designed subsequent to the operating system software....
US-7,673,083 Method and system for controlling video selection and playback in a portable media player
A method and system in accordance with the present invention provides a system that allows a portable media player to control settings of the portable media...
US-7,672,968 Displaying a tooltip associated with a concurrently displayed database object
Techniques for displaying information associated with a database are disclosed. A database-informer displays information (or additional information) about...
US-7,672,962 Methods and systems for managing data
Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata or indexes of content of files. In one exemplary method, notifications to update a metadata database or...
US-7,672,464 Locating and correcting undesirable effects in signals that represent time-based media
The invention describes a graphical method for detecting and adjusting audio overload conditions. The graphical user interface provides a user complete playback...
US-7,672,142 Grounded flexible circuits
Electronic devices may be provided with one or more electrical components that may be coupled to one or more circuit boards by flexible circuits that can have...
US-7,671,840 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-7,671,837 Scrolling input arrangements using capacitive sensors on a flexible membrane
Scrolling input arrangements are presented including: a flexible membrane; a number of capacitive sensors mechanically integrated with the flexible membrane, the...
US-7,671,804 Tunable antennas for handheld devices
A compact tunable antenna for a handheld electronic device and methods for calibrating and using compact tunable antennas are provided. The antenna can have...
US-7,671,756 Portable electronic device with alert silencing
In some embodiments, audible alerts issued by a portable electronic device can be silenced in response to user smacks on the body of the device. These audible...
US-7,671,561 Host machines for battery charging system
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed at a method and system for recharging batteries for wireless electronic devices. According to one...
US-7,671,559 Battery charging system and mobile and accessory devices
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed at a method and system for recharging batteries for wireless electronic devices. According to one...
US-D611,045 Portable computer
US-D611,044 Electronic device
US-D611,043 Portable computer
US-7,669,145 Multi-repository display system using separate presentation, adaption and access layers
A software object display system using an adaptation layer to obtain information concerning a number of software objects is described. The adaptation layer...
US-7,669,134 Method and apparatus for displaying information during an instant messaging session
A method and an apparatus are provided for controlling a graphical user interface to display information related to a communication session. Information relating...
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