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Apple Inc. Patents
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Apple Inc.
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Cupertino, CA
No. of patents:
3533
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE43780 Plug connector October 30, 2012
A connector including a first connector element and a second connector element that are coupled into a single unit, in which the first connector element has an engagement projection that projects interior of the first connector element and extends in the direction of the depth of the fir
RE43613 Mobile telephone terminal with improved utility August 28, 2012
A mobile communication terminal includes timer for detecting the time of an incoming call, a caller number registration table for storing caller numbers, answer message ID numbers and time-dependent switching codes in relation to each other, the time-dependent control codes designating
RE43438 Extensible, replaceable network component system May 29, 2012
An extensible and replaceable network-oriented component system provides a platform for developing network navigation components that operate on a variety of hardware and software computer systems. These navigation components include key integrating components along with components c
RE43437 Storage volume handling system which utilizes disk images May 29, 2012
Disk images, and the like, are used to emulate storage volumes for the distribution of computer software. An image of a data storage volume, such as a hard disk drive, is stored in a file having a format that enables it to exhibit a behavior which is the same as the storage volume it
RE43301 Method and apparatus for an improved stack arrangement and operations thereon April 3, 2012
An apparatus and method for an improved stack comprises an advantageous indexing scheme and stack arrangement allowing more efficient performance of stack operations. The most-recently-used stack item appears at the top of the stack and the least-recently-used item is at the bottom of th
RE43144 System for predicting and managing network performance by managing and monitoring resource utili January 24, 2012
A system to manage network resources of a network so that network performance is predictable and manageable is disclosed. According to the system, network resource utilization is monitored and then computer systems seeking to transmit or receive data over the network as requested to
RE42927 System and method for obtaining and using location specific information November 15, 2011
A location information system uses a positioning system, such as the civilian Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS), in combination with a distributed network. The location information system includes a radio transceiver for communicating to the distributed network and a GPS receiv
RE42779 Apparatus and method for handling digital image data October 4, 2011
An apparatus for increasing a digital camera image capture rate comprises an imaging device for capturing raw image data, a frame buffer for receiving the image data, a first RAM spooler for transferring the raw image data to a RAM disk, a first flash spooler for transferring the raw
RE42738 Portable computers September 27, 2011
A portable computer arranged to rest comfortably in the hand has a small display screen. Accelerometers capable of detecting movement of the pen with respect to gravity provide input to a microcontroller which selects a response from a number of viewing modes. The pen may be held in eith
RE42639 Apparatus and method for rotating the display orientation of a captured image August 23, 2011
The apparatus of the present invention preferably comprises an image sensor, an orientation sensor, a memory and a processing unit. The image sensor is used for generating captured image data. The orientation sensor is coupled to the image sensor, and is used for generating signals r
RE42459 Mobile telephone terminal with improved utility June 14, 2011
A mobile communication terminal includes timer for detecting the time of an incoming call, a caller number registration table for storing caller numbers, answer message ID numbers and time-dependent switching codes in relation to each other, the time-dependent control codes designating
RE42442 System for terminating multicast channel and data broadcast when at least two second endpoints d June 7, 2011
A method and apparatus for optimizing transmission of data to a plurality of second endpoints in a system wherein a first endpoint is providing data to the plurality of second endpoints each connected by a point-to-point communication channels. This may be useful in teleconferencing
RE42064 Force feedback computer input and output device with coordinated haptic elements January 25, 2011
.[.A set of haptic elements (haptels) are arranged in a grid. Each haptel is a haptic feedback device with linear motion and a touchable surface substantially perpendicular to the direction of motion. In a preferred embodiment, each haptel has a position sensor which measures the vertica
RE41922 Method and apparatus for providing translucent images on a computer display November 9, 2010
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 application program, and conducting image operations either on the base image created by the selected application program with
RE41899 System for ranking the relevance of information objects accessed by computer users October 26, 2010
Information presented to a user via an information access system is ranked according to a prediction of the likely degree of relevance to the user's interests. A profile of interests is stored for each user having access to the system. Items of information to be presented to a user are r
RE41165 Method and apparatus for identifying user-selectable regions within multiple display frames March 16, 2010
The method and apparatus determine a specific position of a user-selectable region at a particular point in time within a sequence of display frames. The method and apparatus first interpolate between a first matrix representing the user-selectable region at a first point in time and
RE41113 Systems and methods for replacing open windows in a graphical user interface February 9, 2010
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 desired to return that window to its original location for certain situations. A list is provided when the springing operat
RE41088 Apparatus and method for rotating the display orientation of a captured image January 26, 2010
The apparatus of the present invention preferably comprises an image sensor, an orientation sensor, a memory and a processing unit. The image sensor is used for generating captured image data. The orientation sensor is coupled to the image sensor, and is used for generating signals r
RE41053 Socket connector having a flexible internal barrier to prevent incorrect insertion of smaller si December 22, 2009
An improved socket connector has flexible interior barriers to prevent incorrect insertion of smaller sized plugs, where a flexible internal barrier is formed on a side of the socket entry leading into the socket cavity, and is composed of a flexible ramp attached from the socket ent
RE41014 System and method for preventing damage to media files within a digital camera device November 24, 2009
A system and method for preventing damage to media files within a digital camera comprise a power manager for detecting power failures, an interrupt handler for responsively incrementing a counter device and a removable memory driver for performing memory access operations, evaluatin
RE41010 System for data transfer through an I/O device using a memory access controller which receives a November 24, 2009
A method and system for transferring units of data between a computer memory and an external system in which a DMA controller stores and uses information from an I/O device interfacing with the external system to transfer data more efficiently.
RE40993 System and method for recognizing touch typing under limited tactile feedback conditions November 24, 2009
A system is disclosed for recognizing typing from typing transducers that provide the typist with only limited tactile feedback of key position. The system includes a typing decoder sensitive to the geometric pattern of a keystroke sequence as well as the distance between individual fing
RE40865 System and method for using a scripting language to set digital camera device features August 4, 2009
A system and method for using scripts and selectable feature parameters to configure digital camera device features. The digital camera includes memory storing scripts for providing digital camera device features, an interface enabling a user to modify feature settings, a port connectabl
RE40704 System for terminating multicast channel and data broadcast when at least two second endpoints d April 28, 2009
A method and apparatus for optimizing transmission of data to a plurality of second endpoints in a system wherein a first endpoint is providing data to the plurality of second endpoints each connected by a point-to-point communication channels. This may be useful in teleconferencing
RE40645 Method and system for displaying related information from a database March 3, 2009
A technique for displaying information from related tables of a database in different display windows on a display screen associated with a computer system is disclosed. The different display windows are interlinked such that a selection of one or more entries in one of the display w
RE40458 System and method for using a correspondence table to compress a pronunciation guide August 12, 2008
Parsing routines extract from a conventional pronunciation dictionary an entry, which includes a dictionary word and dictionary phonemes representing the pronunciation of the dictionary word. A correspondence table is used to compress the pronunciation dictionary. The correspondence
RE40317 System for receiving a control signal from a device for selecting its associated clock signal fo May 13, 2008
A computer system including a first component operated in response to the timing of a first clock, apparatus for storing information, apparatus for transferring information from the first component to the apparatus for storing information utilizing the clock of the first component, a sec
RE40153 Multi-touch system and method for emulating modifier keys via fingertip chords March 18, 2008
A multi-touch system is disclosed that recognizes simultaneous touchdown of four fingers on, above, or below the home row of keys as a modifier chord and applies modifiers such as Shift, Ctrl, or Alt to subsequent touch activity until none of the chord fingertips remain touching. Tou
RE39692 Socket connector having a flexible internal barrier to prevent incorrect insertion of smaller si June 12, 2007
An improved socket connector has flexible interior barriers to prevent incorrect insertion of smaller sized plugs, where a flexible internal barrier is formed on a side of the socket entry leading into the socket cavity, and is composed of a flexible ramp attached from the socket ent
D693847 Media device November 19, 2013
D693833 Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface November 19, 2013
D693828 USB device November 19, 2013
D693341 Electronic device November 12, 2013
D693156 Display structure November 12, 2013
D692921 Housing for an electronic device November 5, 2013
D692910 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface November 5, 2013
D692881 Electronic device November 5, 2013
D692879 Electronic device November 5, 2013
D692878 Electronic device with cover November 5, 2013
D692876 Portable computer November 5, 2013
D692754 Packaging November 5, 2013
D692433 Case October 29, 2013
D692019 Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface October 22, 2013
D691985 Stand October 22, 2013
D669916 Media device October 30, 2012
D669915 Electronic device October 30, 2012
D669914 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface October 30, 2012
D669906 Display screen portion with animated graphical user interface October 30, 2012
D669477 Docking station October 23, 2012
D669468 Portable display device October 23, 2012

 
 
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