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Method and apparatus for marking content during distribution of the
content to a client
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates marking content during distribution of the content to a client. The system starts by...
Computing visible regions for a hierarchical view
A method, apparatus, system, and signal-bearing medium that in an embodiment determines the visible regions of potentially overlapping views and writes the...
Methods and apparatuses for the automated display of visual effects
Methods and apparatuses for the generation of visual effects according to the elapsed time for real time display. One embodiment of the present invention...
Tray flipper and method for parts inspection
Manufacturing lines include inspection systems for monitoring the quality of parts produced. Manufacturing lines for making semiconductor devices generally...
System and method for providing dynamic configuration ROM using double
A dynamic configuration ROM which may be updated while linked to the serial bus and with little or no risk of publishing inconsistent configuration ROM...
Synchronized transmission of audio and video data from a computer to a
client via an interface
A method for controlling data transmission between a computer and a video client via an interface, the method comprising: the computer polling the interface a...
Representation of orthography in a continuous vector space
An orthographic anchor for each word in a dictionary is created in an orthographic space by mapping the words and a set of letter patterns characteristic of the...
Reviewing and changing the outcome of a digital signal processing
An input signal is analyzed and a proposed processing control is output for review. A user may interact with the proposed processing control to change the...
Method and apparatus for border node behavior on a full-duplex bus
A method and apparatus relating to the behavior of border nodes within a high performance serial bus system is disclosed.A method for determining and...
Methods and apparatuses for docking a portable electronic device that has
a planar like configuration and that...
A docking system is disclosed. The docking system includes a portable electronic device capable of operating in multiple orientations including vertical and...
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...
Electromagnetic connector for electronic device
An electrical plug and receptacle relying on magnetic force from an electromagnet to maintain contact are disclosed. The plug and receptacle can be used as part...
A method and apparatus is described that is related to split editing. An indicia of a first time based stream of information is displayed at a source media. An...
Spacing for microphone elements
A speech recognition device with a frequency range with an upper frequency limit f.sub.max is provided. The speech recognition device has more than two...
Computer controlled display device
The present invention is a computer controlled display device. In one embodiment, the display device includes a flat panel display having an input for receiving...
Touch pad for handheld device
A media player having a touch pad is disclosed.
Replacing instruction and corresponding instructions in a queue according
to rules when shared data buffer is...
A method of executing program instructions may include receiving, in a processor, an instruction that causes the processor to read data from or write data to a...
Method of synchronising three or more electronic devices and a computer
system for implementing that method
Methods, systems and machine readable media for synchronising three or more electronic devices.In one exemplary method of synchronising three or more electronic...
Robust multi-pass variable bit rate encoding
An encoding manager performs a first-pass encoding of a video sequence, collecting modeling data concerning the sequence in the process. The encoding manager...
Method and apparatus for use of rotational user inputs
Improved approaches for users of computing devices to interact with graphical user interfaces are described. According to one aspect, a rotational user action...
Probe tile for probing semiconductor wafer
A tile used to hold one or more probes for testing a semiconductor wafer. The tile has one or more sites for inserting one or more probes to test the...
Multi-touch system and method for emulating modifier keys via fingertip
A multi-touch system is disclosed that recognizes simultaneous touchdown of four fingers on, above, or below the home row of keys as a modifier chord and applies...
System for creating, managing and executing computer testing and task
A system stored on a computer-readable storage medium for testing computer software, including: a plurality of heterogeneous test tools; a testing application...
Method and apparatus for displaying a window for a user interface
Methods and apparatuses to display windows. In more than one embodiments of the invention, a window is closed automatically (e.g., after a timer expires, or when...
Graduated visual and manipulative translucency for windows
Methods and systems for providing graphical user interfaces are described. overlaid, Information-bearing windows whose contents remain unchanged for a...
Method and apparatus for message display
Methods and apparatuses for displaying chat messages in selectable balloon styles. In one aspect of the present invention, a method to display a chat message...
Methods and apparatuses for variable length encoding
Methods and apparatuses for variable length encoding using a vector processing unit. In one aspect of the invention, a method for execution by a microprocessor...
Automatic power management of a network powered device
A system delivers power to a powered device through a local area network using a power sourcing equipment to process data of an interconnected network and to...
Cable with noise suppression
A cable may be provided having a noise-suppression ferrite loaded magnetic tape wrapped in a spiral. The cable may have a strengthening cord at its core. Signal...
Method and apparatus for selectively increasing the operating speed of an
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates selectively increasing the operating frequency of an electronic circuit, such as a...
Caching permissions information
A method for determining group membership in a computer system, the method comprising: obtaining an identifier that describes a member of a group, the member of...
Method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing
specification for digital video encoding with...
A method and apparatus for performing motion estimation in a digital video system is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention discloses a system that...
Method and apparatus for integrating manual input
Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing,...
Dynamically allocating devices to buses
Devices are assigned to different buses at development time as well as dynamically during operation, based on actual performance. At development time, bus...
Matrix multiplication in a vector processing system
To perform multiplication of matrices in a vector processing system, partial products are obtained by dot multiplication of vector registers containing multiple...
Method and system for maintaining fidelity of color correction information
Aspects for maintaining and providing a calibrated color environment for display devices of a computer system. In an aspect of an exemplary method, the method...
Handheld portable computing device
Method and apparatus for the addition and removal of nodes from a common
An electronic system interconnect. The interconnect comprises a first node and a second node coupled to the first node. The interconnect is initially configured...
Pre-processing individual audio items in a media project in order to
improve real-time processing of the media...
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method of processing audio data while creating a media presentation. The media presentation includes several audio...
A method and device for accessing a broad data field having a fine resolution. The user selects a scale which can be varied. The scale controls a range within...
Touch pad for handheld device
A media device for storing and playing media such as audio, video or images, includes a memory device configured to store a plurality of media items in a digital...
Method and apparatus for implementing a sleep proxy for services on a
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for implementing a sleep proxy. The system starts by receiving a request at the sleep proxy for...
Method and apparatus for frame buffer management
Methods and apparatuses for dynamic virtual frame buffer management. At least one embodiment of the present invention dynamically enables or disables the use of...
Rendering translucent layers in a display system
A system and method of rendering overlapping layers in a computer display, such as a windowing system, employs front-to-back assembly of the displayed image. An...
Method and apparatus for displaying a gain control interface with
non-linear gain levels
A method for displaying a gain control interface having a gain level display with non-linear gain levels. The gain level display has a first end having an...
Method and apparatus for distributing computer files across a network to
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for distributing files across a network. During operation, the system receives a request at a server to...