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US-7,451,250 Methods and apparatus for providing automatic high speed data connection in portable device
In a portable FireWire compatible device, a direct memory access (DMA) bus switch coupled by way of a DMA bus to a central processing unit (CPU), a local hard...
US-D580,387 Electronic device
US-7,448,042 Method and apparatus for providing inter-application accessibility
Methods and apparatuses for providing inter-application accessibility. Embodiments of the present invention provide a framework independent, introspective,...
US-7,447,927 Method and apparatus for waking up a sleeping system
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that wakes up a sleeping target system located on a target LAN (Local Area Network) from a remote...
US-7,447,374 Method and apparatus for an intuitive digital image processing system that enhances digital images
Some embodiments provide an intuitive system for digital image processing. In some embodiments, the system of the present invention allows a user to enhance...
US-7,447,351 Color level graphical user interface
A graphical user interface for performing color correction and methods for implementing the color correction are disclosed. The graphical user interface allows a...
US-7,447,033 Embedded thermal-electric cooling modules for surface spreading of heat
A portable computing device includes a housing having an external surface and an inner surface. A solid-state cooling mechanism in the computing device is...
US-7,446,389 Semiconductor die package with internal bypass capacitors
One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus that reduces voltage noise for an integrated circuit (IC) device. This apparatus includes a package...
US-D579,923 Ear piece
US-D579,876 Connector system
US-7,444,599 Method and apparatus for controlling a display of a data processing system
A method of controlling a display of a data processing system includes displaying a first list as a scrollable view of items in a first mode; receiving an input...
US-7,444,593 Disk space management and clip remainder during edit operations
The method of storing a time based stream of information to generate a presentation is provided for in which a processing system is used. The methods provide for...
US-7,443,388 Housing for a computing device
Improved housing for a computing device is disclosed. The improved housing is provided with one of an illuminable connector, a touch pad arrangement, and a palm...
US-7,442,870 Method and apparatus for enabling advanced manipulation of audio
A method and apparatus are provided for representing, storing, and rendering audio data. An audio file enables users to store and exchange sampled audio waveform...
US-7,441,250 Computer system for automatically instantiating tasks designated by a user
A computer-user interface facilitates interaction between the user and the computer in a manner which enables the computer to assist the user in accomplishing...
US-7,441,062 Connector interface system for enabling data communication with a multi-communication device
A connector interface system a communication device is disclosed. The interface includes a docking connector. The docking connector includes first make/last...
US-7,441,058 Method and system for controlling an accessory having a tuner
A method, system, and connector interface for controlling an accessory. The method includes obtaining, by a portable media player, tuning information from the...
US-7,440,281 Thermal interface apparatus
An apparatus for conducting heat from a computer component to a heat sink. The invention may include a thermal interface material (TIM). The invention may...
US-7,440,264 Display housing for computing device
One aspect of the invention pertains to a stiffener for a computer housing so as to increase the rigidity and strength of the computer housing.
US-7,438,960 Article comprising light absorbent composition to mask visual haze and related methods
A transparent article includes a continuous polyester matrix having at least one incompatible filler dispersed therein. The incompatible filler provides domains...
US-7,437,682 Icon label placement in a graphical user interface
To improve the art of graphical user interfaces, the present invention introduces a system that displays iconic resource representations having a salient...
US-7,437,677 Multiple personas for electronic devices
A computer system is disclosed which may adopt one of many personas, depending upon the role that its owner is currently playing. The computer system includes a...
US-7,437,586 Method and apparatus for managing a power load change in a system
An apparatus and method for maintaining a state during a power load change. The apparatus of one embodiment includes a voltage controller coupled to receive a...
US-7,437,497 Method and apparatus for encoding memory control signals to reduce pin count
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that uses encoded memory control signals to reduce pin count on chips that generate and drive memory...
US-7,437,420 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-7,437,358 Methods and systems for managing data
Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata. In one exemplary method, metadata from files created by several different software applications are...
US-7,436,783 Method and apparatus for detecting a router that improperly responds to ARP requests
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that detects a non-compliant router that incorrectly responds to all address-resolution-protocol (ARP)...
US-7,436,196 Method and apparatus for measuring die-level integrated circuit power variations
A system that determines power consumption on an IC chip. The system includes a test structure located within the IC chip variations which includes one or more...
US-D578,512 Docking station
US-7,434,177 User interface for providing consolidation and access
Methods and systems for providing graphical user interfaces are described. To provide greater access and consolidation to frequently used items in the graphical...
US-7,434,083 Method and apparatus for the generation and control of clock signals
Methods and apparatuses for the dynamic configuring of profiles used for the control of the frequency of clock signals. At least one embodiment of the present...
US-7,433,546 Image scaling arrangement
Methods and system for transferring images between devices is disclosed. For example, differently scaled images by a host device may automatically and/or...
US-7,433,191 Thermal contact arrangement
A thermal contact arrangement. The thermal contact arrangement may mitigate or reduce migration over time of a thermal interface material positioned between a...
US-7,432,939 Method and apparatus for displaying pixel images for a graphical user interface
Methods and apparatuses for displaying pixel images to provide visual-based emphasis in a graphical user interface. In one aspect of the invention, a method to...
US-D578,110 Docking station
US-D577,990 Clasp
US-7,430,679 Charging of mobile devices
A system which enables battery powered devices such as notebook computers to efficiently charge smaller mobile devices such as music players, cell phones and...
US-7,430,676 Method and apparatus for changing the clock frequency of a memory system
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates changing a clock frequency in a memory system. During operation, the system receives a...
US-7,430,675 Anticipatory power management for battery-powered electronic device
Methods and apparatus for managing power consumption of a battery-powered electronic device are disclosed. According to one embodiment, power management can take...
US-7,430,620 Change notification in USB devices
A method of notifying clients of a change in a USB including a first client requesting notification of a first change in the USB, detecting the first change in...
US-7,430,335 Pre-processing method and system for data reduction of video sequences and bit rate reduction of compressed...
Methods for pre-processing video sequences prior to compression to provide data reduction of the video sequence. Also, after compression of the pre-processed...
US-7,428,709 Multiple-panel scrolling
In a scrollable user interface window including two or more panels, a single scroll bar scrolls all of the panels. Panels move in lock-step with one another at...
US-7,428,634 Retrieval of services by attribute
An automatic method and apparatus for providing services on a computer system. A set of services is established providing different functionality for the...
US-7,428,535 Automatic relevance filtering
A technique for use in a computer is disclosed. The method includes determining a context and a data requirement for a candidate action to be selected, the...
US-7,428,142 Lid-closed detector
In one exemplary embodiment, a portable computer having a display assembly coupled to a base assembly to alternate between a closed position and an open...
US-7,426,417 Method and apparatus for efficiently accounting for the temporal nature of audio processing
Some embodiments of the invention provide a computer system for processing an audio track. This system includes at least one DSP for processing the audio track....
US-7,425,674 Method and apparatus for time compression and expansion of audio data with dynamic tempo change during playback
A method and apparatus implement time compression and expansion of audio data, with dynamic tempo change during playback. Dynamic changes in tempo are...
US-D577,008 Electronic device holder
US-7,424,615 Mutually authenticated secure key exchange (MASKE)
The invention provides a cryptographic method which includes receiving at a first entity a second public key M.sub.A. At least one of a first session key K.sub.B...
US-7,424,445 Virtual bundles
Virtual bundles of purchasable products are created by a person external to an electronic commerce site. In a preferred embodiment, the virtual bundles are...
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