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Diffusion-limited adaptive battery charging
Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that adaptively charges a battery, wherein the battery is a lithium-ion battery which includes a...
Tight bend-radius cable structures and methods for making the same
Tight bend-radius cable structures and methods for making the same are disclosed. Tight bend-radius cable structures can include a cable electrically and...
Strain relief members for cables and methods for making the same
Aesthetically pleasing strain-relief members for cables and methods for making the same are disclosed. The strain-relief members are constructed to have one or...
Tunable antenna systems
An electronic device has wireless communications circuitry including an adjustable antenna system coupled to a radio-frequency transceiver. The adjustable...
Methods for characterizing tunable radio-frequency elements in wireless
A wireless electronic device may contain an antenna tuning element for tuning the device's operating frequency range. The antenna tuning element may include...
Electronic devices with display-integrated light sensors
An electronic device is provided with a display and a display-integrated light sensor. The display includes a transparent cover layer, light-generating layers,...
Method, system and apparatus for rendering a map according to texture
Methods, systems and apparatus are described to render map data according to texture masks. A rendering device may obtain map data, which may include one or...
High strength cosmetic logo construction
A cosmetic logo insert is adapted for fitting into an opening in the housing of an associated computing device, is formed from a single piece of metal, has a...
Tactile feedback in an electronic device
An electronic device for providing tactile feedback is provided. The electronic device may provide tactile feedback using any suitable approach, including for...
Providing a visible light source in an interactive three-dimensional
Some embodiments provide a three dimensional (3D) compositing application that provides a set of lighting tools for the user to better visualize the effects of...
Sharing a graphics-processing-unit display port
An electronic device selectively couples a head with links in a graphics processing unit to a currently selected display port in a pair of display ports. During...
Method and system for auto-enhancing photographs with saturation
Some embodiments of the image editing and organizing application described herein provide an automatic enhancement process that includes vibrancy adjustment....
Media gifting devices and methods
Various techniques are provided for the gifting between multiple electronic devices of media content provided by an online digital media provider. An offer and...
Accessory and mobile computing device communication using an application
Embodiments of the present invention provide various communication techniques for communication between a mobile computing device and an accessory. An accessory...
Correction of block errors for a system having non-volatile memory
Systems and methods are disclosed for correction block errors. In particular, a system can store a parity page per page-modulo, where a pre-determined number of...
Systems and methods for writing to high-capacity memory
Systems and methods for writing to high-capacity memory are disclosed. In high-capacity memory systems in which the capacity of the characteristic portion of...
LBA bitmap usage
Systems and methods are disclosed for logical block address ("LBA) bitmap usage for a system having non-volatile memory ("NVM"). A bitmap can be stored in...
Obfuscating function resources while reducing stack consumption
In one embodiment, a system wide static global stack pool in a contiguous range of random access memory is generated, a block of memory in the system global...
Grouping and browsing open windows
Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for managing open windows in a desktop GUI are disclosed. In various implementations, open windows displayed...
Computer thermal system
The present application describes various embodiments regarding systems and methods for providing efficient heat rejection for a lightweight and durable compact...
Methods for fabricating display structures
An electronic device display may have a color filter layer and a thin film transistor layer. A layer of liquid crystal material may be interposed between the...
Sharing and synchronizing data across users of cloud computing systems
The disclosed embodiments provide a system that processes data from a user. During operation, the system obtains, at a cloud computing system, a set of...
Morphing a user-interface control object
Systems and techniques are disclosed for morphing a first control object in a user-interface into a second control object. According to some implementations,...
Method, system and apparatus for providing a three-dimensional transition
animation for a map view change
Methods, systems and apparatus are described to provide a three-dimensional transition for a map view change. Various embodiments may display a map view....
Sensing capacitance changes of a housing of an electronic device
Methods and apparatuses are disclosed that allow measurement of a user's interaction with the housing of an electronic device. Some embodiments may measure the...
High resistivity metal fan out
The formation of metal traces in the border areas of a touch sensor panel to provide improved reliability, better noise rejection, and lower manufacturing costs...
Single-chip multi-stimulus sensor controller
A multi-stimulus controller for a multi-touch sensor is formed on a single integrated circuit (single-chip). The multi-stimulus controller includes a transmit...
Force imaging input device and system
A force imaging touch pad includes first and second sets of conductive traces separated by a spring membrane. When a force is applied, the spring membrane...
Accurate and reliable techniques for determining a current status of an accessory device in relation to an electronic device are described.
Methods for testing wireless electronic devices using automatic self-test
A device under test (DUT) may be tested using a radio-frequency test station. The DUT may include at least one antenna, wireless communications circuitry...
Systems and methods for providing automated workout reminders
Systems and methods are provided for monitoring a user's progress towards a workout goal spanning multiple workouts and providing a workout reminder based on...
Enclosure for communications device
Methods and apparatus for managing radio measurements during discontinuous
Methods and apparatus for managing radio measurements during discontinuous reception. In one exemplary embodiment, the distribution of Long Term Evolution (LTE)...
Methods and apparatus for interference coordinated transmission and
reception in wireless networks
Methods and apparatus for interference coordination to improve transmission and reception performance within wireless networks. In one exemplary embodiment, a...
Managing states of location determination
A mobile device can be in multiple states of location determination. In each state, the mobile device can use a distinct subsystem to determine a location. A...
Location-aware mobile device
One or more location-based clients can be activated on a mobile device for providing location-based services. The location-based clients can be provided with...
Acoustic waveguide and computing devices using same
Computing devices and microphone assemblies including acoustic waveguides are described. According to some examples, a computing device may include an...
Depth mapping using time-coded illumination
A method for depth mapping includes illuminating an object with a time-coded pattern and capturing images of the time-coded pattern on the object using a matrix...
Method and system for object reconstruction
A system and method are presented for use in the object reconstruction. The system comprises an illuminating unit, and an imaging unit (see FIG. 1). The...
Hearing aid detection
A hearing aid compatible portable electronic audio device is configured to automatically determine whether or not the device is being used by a hearing impaired...
Space and time based device customization
Customizing a device based on space and time (e.g., a geographic position of the device at a particular time) is disclosed. In one aspect, geographic position...
System and method for using an external component to conduct wireless
A system and method for improved wireless communications at a host device (e.g., a portable computing device, a mobile communications device) having multiple...
Mixed media conferencing
Multiple users participate in a conference while taking maximum advantage of hardware and bandwidth capabilities of each participant. Each user's system makes...
Transmission method and related base station
The invention relates to transmission from a base station to a receiver, the base station comprising first radiating means arranged for transmitting according...
Beamforming for non-collaborative, space division multiple access systems
A wireless communication system non-collaborative, multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) space division multiple access (SDMA) system determines subscriber...
Automatic audio equalization using handheld mode detection
A portable audio device that includes a motion sensor, an audio equalizer, a speaker, and a context detector. The motion sensor detects general motion,...
Extruded cable structures and systems and methods for making the same
A headset can include a cable structure connecting non-cable components such as jacks and headphones. The cable structure can include several legs connected at...
Edge connector having a high-density of contacts
High-speed connectors having a high density of contacts may be provided. One example may provide a connector having a housing with a slot forming an opening in...
Connector architecture and insertion profile
Connector inserts and receptacles that provide a clear response to a user when a connector insert is properly inserted into a connector receptacle. One example...
Connector insert having a cable crimp portion with protrusions and a
receptacle having label in the front
A magnetic connector system having a durable and reliable construction and a reduced height while maintaining sufficient holding strength. A connector insert...