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US-7,873,916 Color labeling in a graphical user interface
A method for providing visual cues to a user of a graphical user interface (GUI) for a computer system is disclosed. The visual cues indicate a relationship with...
US-7,873,912 Process and system for providing a reduced set of fields associated with a report layout
The present invention provides methods and apparatus for presenting fields associated with a report format suitable for displaying data associated with a...
US-7,873,910 Configuration bar for lauching layer for accessing user interface elements
A user-activatable dashboard (also referred to as a unified interest layer) contains any number of user interface elements, referred to herein as "widgets," for...
US-7,873,849 Motion sensor data processing using various power management modes
Systems and methods for processing motion sensor data using various power management modes of an electronic device are provided. Power may be provided to a...
US-7,873,784 Method and apparatus for evaluating and improving disk access time in a raid system
Techniques for improving access time in data storage systems are disclosed. These techniques can be used to prevent undesirable access delays that are often...
US-7,873,771 Smart dock for chaining accessories
A system for communicating between an accessory and an electronic device includes a first interface, a second interface, and a docking station. The first...
US-7,873,762 Digital phase relationship lock loop
In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a first clocked storage device operable in a first clock domain corresponding to a first clock signal. The first...
US-7,873,630 Methods and systems for managing data
Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata or index databases. In one exemplary method, a notification that an existing file has been modified or...
US-7,873,225 Video coding system providing separate coding chains for dynamically selected small-size or full-size playback
Embodiments of the present invention provide a coding system that codes data according to a pair of coding chains. A first coding chain generates coded video...
US-7,873,024 Synchronization of computer system clock using a local gateway
Methods and apparatuses for synchronizing a system clock of a computer via a local gateway are described herein. In one embodiment, a local clock of a gateway...
US-7,872,656 Virtualization of graphics resources
Graphics resources are virtualized through an interface between graphics hardware and graphics clients. The interface allocates the graphics resources across...
US-7,872,652 Application programming interfaces for synchronization
The application programming interface operates in an environment with user interface software interacting with multiple software applications or processes in...
US-7,872,641 Light sensitive display
A light sensitive display.
US-7,871,720 Battery assembly for use in an electronic device
A battery assembly for use in an electronic device is provided. The battery assembly may include a battery cell (e.g., a rechargeable battery cell), a battery...
US-7,870,562 Media rendering hierarchy
To process media data from one or more sources, a hierarchy of media components are formed. Each media component receives as input one or more streams of media...
US-7,870,327 Controlling memory operations using a driver and flash memory type tables
Systems and processes may include a first memory and a second memory. A driver and/or an application may be stored in the first memory. Flash memory type data of...
US-7,869,608 Electronic device accessory
Electronic devices and accessories such as headsets for electronic devices are provided. A microphone may be included in an accessory to capture sound for an...
US-7,869,503 Rate and quality controller for H.264/AVC video coder and scene analyzer therefor
A rate control system is disclosed for video coding applications. The rate controller assigns a quantization parameter for video data in a picture in response to...
US-7,869,277 Managing data writing to memories
Systems and processes may use a first memory, a second memory, and a memory controller. The second memory is at least as large as a block of the first memory....
US-7,869,206 Handheld computing device
A minimum Z height handheld electronic device and methods of assembly is described. The electronic device includes a single seamless housing having a front...
US-7,868,905 Active enclosure for computing device
A computing device is disclosed. The computing device includes a housing having an illuminable portion. The computing device also includes a light device...
US-7,868,582 Portable devices having multiple power interfaces
Portable devices having multiple power interfaces are described herein. According to one embodiment of the invention, a portable electronic device includes, but...
US-7,866,478 Packaging for an article
Packaging for use with an article of manufacture, which includes a first member having a first interior cavity for receiving a first portion of the article, a...
US-D630,630 Electronic device
US-7,865,927 Enhancing media system metadata
Systems and methods for providing enhanced metadata to a user. Systems and methods can include extraction of data from metadata and searching for related...
US-7,865,884 Typed-data translation for platform independence
A method, computer program and device for the translation of typed data objects in a heterogeneous computational environment is described. The operating system...
US-7,865,834 Multi-way video conferencing user interface
A videoconferencing application includes a user interface that provides multiple participant panels, each of which is displayed with perspective with the panels...
US-7,865,745 Techniques for improved playlist processing on media devices
An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device has the capability...
US-7,865,579 Method and apparatus for administering the operating system of a net-booted environment
A method and apparatus are provided for supplying a reliable and maintainable operating system in a net-booted environment. According to one embodiment, a...
US-7,865,511 News feed browser
Techniques for detecting, managing, and presenting syndication XML (feeds) are disclosed. In one embodiment, a web browser automatically determines that a web...
US-7,865,210 Ejectable component assemblies in electronic devices
Electronic devices are provided with ejectable component assemblies that can be substantially flush with the external surfaces of the housings of the devices,...
US-7,864,709 Method and apparatus for looking up configuration information for a network node
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for looking up location-specific configuration information for a network node or a subnet. During...
US-7,864,209 Audio processing in a multi-participant conference
Some embodiments provide an architecture for establishing multi-participant audio conferences over a computer network. This architecture has a central...
US-7,864,163 Portable electronic device, method, and graphical user interface for displaying structured electronic documents
A computer-implemented method, for use in conjunction with a portable electronic device with a touch screen display, comprises displaying at least a portion of a...
US-7,864,123 Hybrid slot antennas for handheld electronic devices
Handheld electronic devices are provided that contain wireless communications circuitry. The wireless communications circuitry may include an antenna. The...
US-7,863,906 Systems and methods for determining the configuration of electronic connections
Systems and methods for determining the configuration of a connection between two devices by measuring an electrical characteristic are provided. Using the...
US-7,863,533 Cantilevered push button having multiple contacts and fulcrums
A cantilevered push button adapted for accepting an input on an electrical or electronic device is disclosed. The button can include an elongated button top...
US-7,862,957 Current collector plates of bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys
Collector plates made of bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys, the bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys providing ruggedness, lightweight structure, excellent...
US-7,861,768 Heat sink
A heat sink having an embedded heat pipe and fins attached to opposite sides of a base plate having a heat spreader component made of a diamond copper composite...
US-D630,210 Monitor
US-7,861,122 Monitoring health of non-volatile memory
A host processor is coupled to a memory controller and configurable to retrieve from the memory controller information indicative of the health of a non-volatile...
US-7,861,073 On-chip decompression engine
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a microcontroller which includes a Register Load Assist engine. The microcontroller can include no or...
US-7,861,025 Method and apparatus for automatic detection and healing of signal pair crossover on a high performance serial bus
An automatic crossover and healing process is disclosed for the P1394b standard. In particular, a crossover process is disclosed which comprises coupling the...
US-7,861,008 Media management and routing within an electronic device
A method and apparatus for intelligently routing and managing audio signals within an electronic device is disclosed. The routing is responsive to a set of...
US-7,860,935 Conditional communication
Conditional communication settings may be defined by a user of a communications device to be transmitted with a communication to a receiving device, where the...
US-7,860,839 Application-based backup-restore of electronic information
Systems and methods for storing and restoring backup data. One method includes receiving, while a current view of an application is displayed in a user...
US-7,860,830 Publishing, browsing and purchasing of groups of media items
Improved techniques to create, browse and/or purchase media asset groups are disclosed. Media assets groups can be created by various persons and published to a...
US-7,860,826 Method and system for using global equivalency sets to identify data during peer-to-peer synchronization
Systems and methods for synchronization including the use of a global equivalency identification datum or set of datum. A universally unique identification datum...
US-7,860,798 Electronic delivery and management of digital media items
In an electronic delivery system, digital media items (e.g., videos, music, video games, ebooks, etc.) are stored in an ordered list (e.g., queue) at a provider...
US-7,860,536 Telephone interface for a portable communication device
A method of using a portable communications device includes displaying a first image of a rotary dial in a display of the portable communications device in...
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