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US-7,305,506 Method and system for transferring status information between a media player and an accessory
A method, system, and connector interface for transferring status information between a media player and an accessory. The method includes determining, by the...
US-7,302,648 Method and apparatus for resizing buffered windows
Methods and apparatuses for resizing buffered windows. In one aspect of the invention, a method to resize a buffered window on a data processing system includes:...
US-7,302,595 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-7,301,761 Computer component protection
A computing device is disclosed. The computing device includes a shock mount assembly that is configured to provide impact absorption to sensitive components...
US-D556,155 Remote controller
US-7,299,359 Apparatus and method for indicating password quality and variety
A method of presenting password information to a user, the method comprising: receiving a password; determining the number of unique character sets utilized in...
US-7,298,370 Depth ordering of planes and displaying interconnects having an appearance indicating data characteristics
A method for determining a depth ordering between two planes in a 3D workspace of an application is provided. The method includes projecting vectors from a...
US-7,298,040 Wire bonding method and apparatus for integrated circuit
Wire bonding methods and apparatuses are described herein. In one aspect of the invention, an exemplary apparatus includes a plurality of electrically conductive...
US-7,295,612 Determining the number of unidirectional and bidirectional motion compensated frames to be encoded for a video...
Methods for processing a set of successive video frames in two passes to determine the number of bidirectional (B) and unidirectional (P) motion compensated...
US-7,293,749 Self aligning foot assembly
A foot assembly includes a foot including a snap and a first alignment feature, the snap and the alignment feature are coupled to a base, and the first alignment...
US-7,293,122 Connector interface system facilitating communication between a media player and accessories
A connector interface system is disclosed. The connector interface system includes an interface and a protocol in communication with which allows a media player...
US-7,292,681 Technique and an apparatus for producing postcards having an audio message for playback by recipient
A system having a postcard having a thickness not to exceed 5.5 mm while containing an audio message for playback and a power supply, the system also having a...
US-7,292,636 Using order value for processing a video picture
A method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention...
US-7,290,243 Method and apparatus for application building using build styles
What is disclosed is a method of building a software product in an integrated development environment using several build styles and a target. The method...
US-7,289,950 Extended finite state grammar for speech recognition systems
An extended finite state grammar structure is generated from a finite state grammar. The extended finite state grammar structure includes word subgraphs...
US-7,289,383 Reducing the number of power and ground pins required to drive address signals to memory modules
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that reduces the number of power and ground pins required to drive address signals to system memory....
US-7,289,315 Computer controlled display device
A computer-controlled display device. In one embodiment, the display device includes a flat panel display coupled to one end of a moveable assembly. A base...
US-7,289,132 Method and apparatus for image acquisition, organization, manipulation, and publication
To better realize the great potential of amateur digital photography, the present invention introduces an integrated system for the acquisition, organization,...
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...
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