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Methods for testing receiver sensitivity of wireless electronic devices
A test system may include test equipment for testing the radio-frequency performance of wireless electronic devices. The test equipment may provide...
Predicting routes using wireless networks
The disclosed implementations provide a system and method of predicting routes for mobile devices using wireless networks, including generating and sending...
Invertible ear tips for an ear piece
An ear piece for providing audio (e.g., from an electronic device) to the user is provided. The ear piece may include a compliant element operative to be...
Device, method, and graphical user interface for configuring and
implementing restricted interactions with a...
An electronic device, while in a restricted interaction mode in an application other than a call application, displays a first user interface that includes a...
Methods and apparatus for contact information representation
Methods and apparatus for the convenient arrangement of a user's address book according to intelligent algorithms. These intelligent algorithms, in one...
System and method for collecting and evaluating statistics to establish
An apparatus and method are described for collecting and evaluating statistics for different network addresses and/or subnets when establishing network...
Communication systems and methods for transmitting over PHICH channels
In accordance with embodiments, a communication system includes a first device and a second device in communication with the first device. The second device has...
Media device with enhanced data retrieval feature
A personal media device including a broadcast receiver that receives broadcast media and broadcast media data from a broadcast source where the broadcast media...
Test systems with multiple NFC antennas
A test station may include a test host, testing devices, and a test enclosure. A device under test (DUT) having a near-field communications (NFC) antenna may be...
Liquid activated failsafe for portable computing devices
The described embodiments relate generally to portable computing devices such as notebook computers and more particularly to failsafe mechanisms designed to...
Disclosed are plug connector assemblies having external contacts formed on only one surface of a connector body of the assembly. In some embodiments, the...
Electronic device with capacitively loaded antenna
An electronic device may have an antenna for providing coverage in wireless communications bands of interest such as a low frequency communications band, a...
Antenna and proximity sensor structures having printed circuit and
dielectric carrier layers
An electronic device may have a conductive housing with an antenna window. A display cover layer may be mounted on the front face of the device. Antenna and...
Assembly of a handheld electronic device
Several mechanical features of an electronic device are provided. In some embodiments, the device may include a bezel coupled to a housing. One or more snaps of...
In a first embodiment, an input device includes at least one keycap, a support mechanism configured to move the keycap from a first position to a second...
System, methods, and devices, for inaudible enhanced PWM dimming
Systems and methods for inaudible enhanced pulse width modulation (PWM) backlight dimming are provided. By way of example, an electronic display backlight...
Subpixel shape smoothing based on predicted shape background information
Methods and apparatus for a predictive rendering component that may generate a rendering of a character based at least in part on predictive information...
Method and interface for converting images to grayscale
A method and apparatus for generating a grayscale image. The method and apparatus receive a single value. From the single value, the method and apparatus...
Method for dynamically calibrating rotation offset in a camera system
A method for dynamically calibrating rotational offset in a device includes obtaining an image captured by a camera of the device. Orientation information of...
Finger biometric sensor including laterally adjacent piezoelectric
transducer layer and associated methods
A finger biometric sensor may include a finger biometric sensing layer having an upper major surface and at least one sidewall surface adjacent thereto. The...
Zero reference based ridge flow map
A method includes receiving fingerprint image data at a fingerprint recognition sensor, where the fingerprint image data are associated with an authorized user....
Biometric sensor for human presence detection and associated methods
An electronic device may include a communications interface, a user prompting device, a biometric sensor, and a controller. The controller may perform biometric...
Journaling on mobile devices
A journaling subsystem on a mobile device stores event data related to applications or other subsystems running on the mobile device. The event data can be...
Programming interface for use by media bundles to provide media
A programming interface for a media management application is described herein. The programming interface allows a media bundle to induce a media presentation...
Creating a text-editable web page using a word processor
Embodiments of a method for providing documents, which may be performed by a system, are described. During operation, the system determines presentation...
Portable media player as a remote control
A portable multimedia player is used to wirelessly access and control a media server that is streaming digital media by way of a wireless interface to a media...
Image application performance optimization
Some embodiments provide a method for displaying one or more versions of an image. The method provides a display area and provides a scaling tool that can...
Accessory booting over USB
Methods, systems, and apparatuses for booting an accessory with an accessory firmware image received from a host device are described. When the host device...
Ion implant indicia for cover glass or display component
An aluminum oxide ceramic is formed into a sapphire component for an electronic device. Indicia are embedded into at least one major surface of the component,...
Device, method, and graphical user interface with a dynamic gesture
An electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface, one or more processors, and memory detects a first portion of a gesture, and determines that the...
Devices, methods, and graphical user interfaces for document manipulation
An electronic device displays at least a portion of an electronic document with a predefined page layout at a first magnification level on a display; detects a...
Method and apparatus for managing visual information
Efficiently managing visual information by small form factor electronic devices having limited display resources using a persistent overlay is described. The...
Touch detection using multiple simultaneous frequencies
The use of multiple stimulation frequencies and phases to generate an image of touch on a touch sensor panel is disclosed. Each of a plurality of sense channels...
Systems and methods for adjusting a display based on the user's position
An electronic device for providing a display that changes based on the user's perspective is provided. The electronic device may include a sensing mechanism...
Integrated photonics module for optical projection
Optical apparatus includes a semiconductor substrate and an edge-emitting radiation source, mounted on a surface of the substrate so as to emit optical...
Electronic device housings with holes
Electronic devices are provided with housing components that have improved aesthetics. One or more holes may be formed through a portion of the housing and then...
Multiple-input and multiple-output amplifier using mutual induction in the
The invention relates to an amplifier capable of producing a plurality of output signals, these output signals being controlled by a plurality of input signals....
Method and apparatus for providing translucent images on a computer
A method and apparatus is described for producing a translucent image over a base image created on the display screen of a computer system by a selected first...
Intelligent image blending for panoramic photography
This disclosure pertains to devices, methods, and computer readable media for performing positional sensor-assisted panoramic photography techniques in handheld...
Channel estimation and interference cancellation for virtual MIMO
A method and system for wireless communication in a wireless communication network. The wireless communication network has a first mobile terminal and a second...
Authentication and notification heuristics
Server-side authentication of user accounts by using multiple authentication tokens and transmission of update statement to users for updates to applications...
Uplink control signal design for wireless system
Transmission of uplink control message for a wireless system. The uplink control message may be encoded according to one of multiple possible schemes. The...
Communicating a feedback data structure containing information identifying
coding to be applied on wirelessly...
To perform wireless communications in a closed loop multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) system, a feedback data structure is communicated over a wireless...
Proximity sensors with optical and electrical sensing capabilities
An electronic device may be provided with a touch screen display that is controlled based on information from a proximity sensor. The proximity sensor may have...
Reducing sheet resistance for common electrode in top emission organic
light emitting diode display
An organic light emitting diode display includes a thin film transistor (TFT) substrate, which has TFTs for an array of pixels. Each TFT has a gate electrode, a...
Systems and methods for high-speed, low-profile memory packages and pinout
Systems and methods are provided for stacked semiconductor memory packages. Each package can include an integrated circuit ("IC") package substrate capable of...
Power efficient organic light emitting diode display
The present disclosure relates to the use of a solid background layer in conjunction with a transparent display panel. In one such implementation, a layer that...