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US-7,185,583 Machine for precision low stress coring and slicing of apples and other soft-cored or pitted fruits
Fruit items are positioned between vertical pins located in the calyx and stem hole of said fruit item, thereby securing the fruit item by a compressive force...
US-D537,817 Computing device
US-7,184,056 Method and apparatus for user customized shading of a graphical user interface
To allow users to compensate for different and dynamically changing lighting conditions, the present invention introduces a graphical user interface shading...
US-7,180,526 Transparent compatibility and adaptation to differing format implementations in a computer system
A method for improving compatibility between an application program and a display device of a computer system includes: providing a first format in a first frame...
US-D537,074 Device harness
US-7,177,984 Cache management using historical access information
A caching manager calculates cache priories for accessed items, including items not currently stored in the cache. The cache manager determines an item's cache...
US-7,176,374 Music synthesizer and a method of generating a synthesizer output with a constant beat
Prior art synthesizers often select a small interval d to detune. For example, if the nominal oscillator frequency was 1000 Hz, then applying a detune parameter...
US-7,174,290 Multi-language document search and retrieval system
A multi-lingual indexing and search system performs tokenization and stemming in a manner which is independent of whether index entries and search terms appear...
US-RE39,486 Extensible, replaceable network component system
An extensible and replaceable network-oriented component system provides a platform for developing networking navigation components that operate on a variety of...
US-7,171,674 Method and apparatus for "just-in-time" dynamic loading and unloading of computer software libraries
A method and system for providing "just-in-time" dynamic loading and unloading of libraries. Library code is loaded into memory just prior to the actual...
US-7,171,570 Method and apparatus for selectively increasing the operating speed of an electronic circuit
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates selectively increasing the operating frequency of an electronic circuit, such as a...
US-7,168,047 Mouse having a button-less panning and scrolling switch
A mouse for controlling movements on a display screen is disclosed. The mouse includes a housing that is gripped by a user during manipulation of the mouse and a...
US-7,167,966 Method and apparatus for a calibrated variable phase offset timing between synchronous clock subdomains
A method and apparatus for a calibrated variable phase offset timing between synchronous clock subdomains is described. In one embodiment, the invention is an...
US-7,167,930 Centralized queue in network printing systems
A centralized queue for a network printing system allows clients to make job requests and be placed in a job queue without transmitting the actual print job data...
US-7,167,897 Accessories providing a telephone conference application one or more capabilities independent of the...
A system and method providing capability expansion in a teleconferencing environment. One or more accessories are invoked and arranged in an accessory stack...
US-7,167,181 Deferred shading graphics pipeline processor having advanced features
A deferred shading graphics pipeline processor and method are provided encompassing numerous substructures. Embodiments of the processor and method may include...
US-7,166,795 Method and apparatus for simulating a mechanical keyboard action in an electronic keyboard
An electronic keyboard simulates the keyboard action of one or more acoustic pianos and/or organs. Sensors associated with each key capture the force exerted on...
US-7,166,791 Graphical user interface and methods of use thereof in a multimedia player
In a portable multimedia device, a method, apparatus, and system for providing user supplied configuration data are described. In one embodiment, a...
US-7,165,362 Glass support member
A monolithic glass member for supporting loads is disclosed. The glass member includes a plurality of glass sheets that are laminated together with one or more...
US-D535,657 User interface for computer display
US-7,165,227 Scalable scroll controller
A method for accessing a data field having fine resolution is disclosed. The method includes providing a scalable scroll controller with a scale controller to...
US-7,165,032 Unsupervised data-driven pronunciation modeling
Pronunciation for an input word is modeled by generating a set of candidate phoneme strings having pronunciations close to the input word in an orthographic...
US-7,164,426 Method and apparatus for generating texture
A deferred graphics pipeline processor comprising a texture unit and a texture memory associated with the texture unit. The texture unit applies texture maps...
US-7,164,423 Method and apparatus for providing an animated representation of a reorder operation
A method and an apparatus are provided for controlling a graphical user interface to display a plurality of data items in a first orientation. In the event that...
US-D535,308 Media device
US-D534,921 Electronic device
US-7,158,158 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-7,155,682 Method and system for automatically resizing and repositioning windows in response to changes in display
Windows in a graphical user interface are automatically repositioned and resized in response to changes in a display configuration. If a window is not capable of...
US-7,154,477 Hybrid low power computer mouse
A low power tracking device and a method of use thereof is described. The method includes receiving first tracking information from a first tracking device and...
US-D534,065 Clasp
US-7,149,695 Method and apparatus for speech recognition using semantic inference and word agglomeration
A method and apparatus for command recognition using semantic inference and word agglomeration is described herein. According to one aspect of the present...
US-7,148,415 Method and apparatus for 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-D533,348 Case
US-D533,347 Electronic device holder
US-7,146,437 Hot unpluggable media storage device
Improved techniques for rendering a peripheral device removable (e.g., unpluggable) are disclosed. According to one aspect of the invention, the peripheral...
US-7,145,952 Dynamic selection of field/frame-based MPEG video encoding
A discrete cosine transform (DCT) level enhancement to Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG) video encoding is described that results in a more concise bitstream...
US-7,145,768 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...
US-D533,177 Computing device
US-7,142,415 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...
US-7,142,250 Method and apparatus for synchronizing audio and video streams
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for synchronizing an audio stream with a video stream. This method involves searching in the audio stream for...
US-7,139,001 Method and apparatus for chaining two or more tweens to provide non-linear multimedia effects
An improved method for generating non-linear multimedia effects by employing two or more tweens. Specifically, a second tween mapping is chained to a first tween...
US-7,136,803 Japanese virtual dictionary
Methods for converting a source character string to a target character string are described herein. In one aspect of the invention, an exemplary method includes...
US-7,136,280 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...
US-D532,011 Electronic device
US-7,134,053 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-D531,631 Display device
US-7,129,416 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-7,127,474 Method and apparatus for mapping objects to multiple tables of a database
The present invention creates a model that maps object classes in an object-oriented environment to a data source. The model maps the relationship between...
US-7,127,394 Assigning meanings to utterances in a speech recognition system
Assigning meanings to spoken utterances in a speech recognition system. A plurality of speech rules is generated, each of the of speech rules comprising a...
US-7,126,816 Camera latch
A portable computer is disclosed. The portable computer includes a base. The portable computer also includes a lid that pivots relative to the base. The portable...
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