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US-7,289,127 Multi-conic gradient generation
Disclosed herein is a technique for computing a complex gradient using multiple conics. In connection with a computer system having a graphics processing unit...
US-7,283,997 System and method for ranking the relevance of documents retrieved by a query
A computer system presents retrieved documents to a user, with documents most similar to documents in which the user previously showed high interest being ranked...
US-D553,129 Handheld portable computing device
US-7,281,214 Automatically updating user programmable input sensors to perform user specified functions
In a portable multimedia device, a method, apparatus, and system for automatically updating programmable buttons on a remote client device using a set of user...
US-7,281,212 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-7,280,491 Method and apparatus for border node behavior on a full-duplex bus
A method relating to the behavior of border nodes within a high performance serial bus system is disclosed. A method is disclosed for determining a path to a...
US-7,280,490 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 is disclosed for determining a...
US-7,279,356 Depopulation of a ball grid array to allow via placement
The present invention provides an apparatus and methods for the functionality of an integrated circuit. An exemplary embodiment according to an aspect of the...
US-D552,604 Modem
US-7,277,595 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-D552,085 Dock insert
US-D552,034 Power fixture
US-7,275,041 Stored order system for electronic commerce
A stored order system is used with a shopping cart application for an electronic commerce site. The items of each stored order are saved together, which is an...
US-7,274,817 Conversion of output device color values to minimize image quality artifacts
Undesirable artifacts appearing in color images, such as blooming or smudging around the edges of text, are avoided through selective reduction of the color...
US-7,274,370 Composite graphics rendered using multiple frame buffers
A secondary frame buffer is provided for use by classic applications designed to paint directly to a frame buffer. Classic applications paint their windows to...
US-D551,680 Media device
US-7,272,224 Echo cancellation
A method, apparatus, system, and signal-bearing medium that in an embodiment determine a degree of correlation between a speaker output signal and a microphone...
US-7,271,805 System and method for displaying text
A system and method for displaying text are described. According to embodiments of the invention, the system and methods describe operations for displaying text,...
US-D551,252 Sleeve
US-D551,250 Electronic device holder
US-D551,213 Dock insert
US-D551,212 Dock insert
US-7,268,419 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-7,266,617 Method and apparatus for border node behavior on a full-duplex bus
A method for determining and communicating the existence of a hybrid bus is disclosed. The method determines whether a connected node is a border node and...
US-7,264,491 Method and apparatus for linear insertion and removal of a memory module in a computer system
Methods and systems for insertion of a memory module into a computer system are provided. The method includes removing an access door of the computer system to...
US-D549,237 Media device
US-7,257,716 Method and apparatus for uploading mass-distributed content to a server
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates uploading content from a client to a server. Upon receiving content, the client...
US-D548,747 Media device
US-D548,746 Media device
US-D548,745 Media device
US-D548,744 Media device
US-7,253,542 Quiet fan speed control
A novel a 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-RE39,763 Isochronous channel having a linked list of buffers
A computer system consists of a plurality of nodes, each with an associated local host, coupled together with a plurality of point-to-point links. An isochronous...
US-7,250,566 Evaluating and correcting rhythm in audio data
The invention is directed to a method and apparatus for evaluating and correcting rhythm of audio data. Embodiments of the invention are capable of obtaining...
US-7,249,168 Method and apparatus for automated remote volume mounting using a plug-in installed on a client
A method and apparatus for remotely and automatically mounting volumes over a network. The invention uses an interface, such as a web browser, to authenticate a...
US-7,248,476 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-7,248,265 System and method for processing graphics operations with graphics processing unit
Disclosed is a system and method for processing graphic operations on a plurality of data structures of an image with a graphics processing unit and memory. The...
US-7,246,226 Method and apparatus rendering user accounts portable
Improved approaches for enabling user accounts to be portable across different multi-user computer systems are disclosed. A user account created at a multi-user...
US-7,246,225 Method and apparatus for implementing a sleep proxy for services on a network
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...
US-7,244,779 Oxygen-scavenging resin compositions having low haze
A resin composition provides good optical properties when stretched and efficient oxygen-scavenging, the resin composition comprising a film-forming polyester...
US-7,244,129 Connection system
A connection system. The connection system includes a connection receptacle comprising a first component coupled to a chassis and a second component coupled to...
US-7,242,576 Quick release structures for a computer
Quick release couplings for releasably coupling components of a computer to the computer are disclosed. The quick release coupling mechanisms are generally...
US-7,242,411 Adjustment of color values for optimized image processing
A method for processing an image of a given file type is disclosed. The method involves converting the image into data formatted for a new pixel type, the new...
US-7,242,169 Method and apparatus for voltage compensation for parasitic impedance
An apparatus and method for regulating a voltage to a load to compensate for one or more parasitic impedances. A first amplifier measures the voltage drop due to...
US-D546,277 Battery pack
US-7,240,223 Method and apparatus for dynamic power management in a processor system
A dynamic power management system includes an operating system (OS) that causes a processor to operate in one of multiple run states that have different...
US-7,239,721 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-7,237,135 Cyclemaster synchronization in a distributed bridge
A method of synchronizing cyclemasters over a distributed bridge is disclosed. The method comprises: a local portal sending a synchronization signal to a peer...
US-7,236,528 System and method for processing time-based media
System and method for processing time-based media such as sequences of images, audio sequences, and the like on a computing device such as a personal computer. A...
US-7,236,154 Computer light adjustment
A computing device is disclosed. The computing device includes a light source configured to output light. The computing device also includes a light sensor...
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