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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...
US-7,234,067 Autonomous thermal management
The present invention provides both a peripheral device that regulates its own temperature by adjusting its power consumption, and a method to accomplish the...
US-7,234,026 Media player with instant play capability
A media player and a method for operating a media player are disclosed. A media program is able to substantially immediately begin playing after a media play...
US-7,233,985 Providing a reliable operating system for clients 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-7,233,972 Method and apparatus for coordination of client/server processes
The invention provides for the coordination of client/server processes. One or more embodiments provide a completion object comprised of various states of...
US-7,233,832 Method and apparatus for expanding audio data
Systems implementing the invention allow a user to time stretch an audio track without changing the pitch of the sound, and to produce optimal audible qualities...
US-7,233,318 Multi-button mouse
A mouse with multi button functionality is disclosed. The mouse includes a housing that surrounds the internal components of the mouse. The housing includes at...
US-7,231,632 System for reducing the number of programs necessary to render an image
A system for reducing memory and computational requirements of graphics operations. The system provides techniques for combining otherwise individual operations...
US-7,230,633 Method and apparatus for image blending
Methods and apparatuses for blending two images using vector table look up operations. In one aspect of the invention, a method to blend two images includes:...
US-7,230,563 Apparatus and method to facilitate universal remote control
One embodiment of the present invention provides a universal remote control, which includes a display screen and a user input mechanism. The universal remote...
US-RE39,692 Socket connector having a flexible internal barrier to prevent incorrect insertion of smaller sized plugs
An improved socket connector has flexible interior barriers to prevent incorrect insertion of smaller sized plugs, where a flexible internal barrier is formed on...
US-7,227,551 Manipulating text and graphic appearance
A method, device and computer system for creating a smooth, continuous height (scalar or vector) field are described. The described techniques permit arbitrary...
US-7,222,310 Graphical user interface(GUI), a synthesiser and a computer system including a GUI
The present invention relates to a graphical user interface (GUI), a synthesizer and a computer system including such a graphical user interface. In the prior...
US-7,221,570 Heat dissipating device for an integrated circuit chip
An electronic assembly comprises a support board, an integrated circuit chip interconnected and coupled to the support board, and a thermal-gap-filler pad placed...
US-7,218,510 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-7,218,226 Acceleration-based theft detection system for portable electronic devices
A theft prevention system for protecting portable electronic devices is disclosed. An acceleration sensor detects the acceleration of a portable electronic...
US-D542,808 Media device
US-7,216,304 Graphical user interface for computers having variable size icons
A computer user interface is provided which allows a user to adjust the size of icons based upon a user's preference or based upon a characteristic of the...
US-7,216,302 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-7,215,813 Method and apparatus for color correction
A graphical user interface for performing color correction and methods for implementing the color correction are disclosed. The graphical user interface allows a...
US-D542,306 Media device
US-D542,288 Computing device
US-7,213,103 Accessing data storage systems without waiting for read errors
Improved techniques for accessing data storage systems are disclosed. These techniques detect, correct and prevent undesirable access delays experienced in...
US-D541,799 Electronic device
US-RE39,610 Systems and methods for replacing open windows in a graphical user interface
Systems and methods for returning windows to an original location are described. When springing already open windows to a new location on a display space, it is...
US-7,209,344 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-7,209,146 Methods and apparatuses for the automated display of visual effects
Methods and apparatuses for the generation of visual effects according to the elapsed time for real time display. One embodiment of the present invention...
US-7,207,104 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-D541,299 Media device
US-D541,298 Media device
US-D541,297 Media device
US-D541,042 Electronic device holder
US-7,206,001 Fractal-dithering technique for image display
Rapid dithering of an RGB image from a higher order to a lower order number of bits is provided while introducing fewer undesirable artifacts than are visible in...
US-7,203,778 Method and system for notifying clients of a specific change in a data processing system
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-7,200,836 Menu authoring for automatically performing low-level DVD configuration functions
A DVD authoring system in a processor-based system removes an author from consideration of the DVD Specification during authoring. According to a preferred...
US-7,199,805 Method and apparatus for titling
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for presenting computer-generated characters. The method defines several frames for a character and...
US-D539,814 Electronic device
US-7,196,690 Input device off table switch
According to one aspect of the invention, a movable cursor control device is provided for controlling a cursor on a display screen of a digital processing...
US-D539,327 Electronic device support stand
US-7,194,692 Method and apparatus for binding user interface objects to application objects
A graphical user interface (GUI) and accompanying functionality for binding Web page definitional elements to a back-end state (e.g., client- or server-side...
US-7,194,564 Method and apparatus for preventing loops in a full-duplex bus
A method and apparatus is disclosed for preventing loops in a full-duplex bus. One method has the acts of: selecting at least two candidates to join said bus;...
US-7,194,035 Method and apparatus for improved coding mode selection
Some embodiments provide a method of performing mode selection in a video compression and encoding system. The method encodes with several encoding modes from a...
US-D538,822 Electronic device
US-D538,820 Media device
US-7,191,266 Method and apparatus for supporting and presenting multiple serial bus nodes using distinct configuration ROM...
A method and apparatus for presenting a plurality of link devices as separate nodes within a single serial bus module by generating individual or a distinct...
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