Apple patents range from conducting searches to remote devices
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Apple patents range from conducting searches to remote devices

Several Apple patents have appeared today at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Following is a summary of each.

° Patent number 8205157 involves methods and graphical user interfaces for conducting searches on a portable multifunction device. In accordance with some embodiments, a graphical user interface on a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display includes: an application interface of an application that includes an application interface region with an edge; and a search input area for entering a search query for the application.

° Patent number 8204684 is for adaptive mobile device navigation. Per the patent, adaptive mobile device navigation system, methods, and apparatus provide location information for a mobile device performing location estimation using dead reckoning.

° Patent number 8203094 involves switch assembly instructions. Electronic devices are provided with switch assembly input components that can have adhesives adhered to the side and/or bottom surfaces of support plates for retaining switches between the adhesives and the tops of the support plates. The switch assembly input components can include buttons with one or more absorption elements for receiving impact energy, reducing the impact energy, and transferring the reduced impact energy onto the switches.

° Patent number 8203898 is for leakage and NBTI reduction technique for memory. In one embodiment, an integrated circuit includes a logic circuit and a memory circuit that includes multiple bit lines and bit line precharge circuits. The memory circuit may include level shifters for control signals generated from logic circuit inputs, and particularly there may be one or more level shifters that generate pre-charge enable signals to control the bit line precharge circuits.

° Patent number 8205154 involves an user definable transition tool. Techniques (methods and devices) that permit a user to define multimedia transitions in terms of user-supplied assets are described.

° Patent number 8203512 is for a subtractive display. The patent is for the display and techniques for displaying information involve the use of pixel-generating elements that include a light conduit and multiple adjustable light absorbing filters.

° Patent number 8203094 involves switch assembly constructions. The patent involves electronic devices are provided with switch assembly input components that can have adhesives adhered to the side and/or bottom surfaces of support plates for retaining switches between the adhesives and the tops of the support plates.

° Patent number 8203558 is for dynamic shader generation. Some embodiments provide a method of performing several shading operations for a graphic object in a scene that is displayed on a device.

° Patent number 8203571 is for a 3D histogram for color images. The disclosed implementations relate generally to 3D histograms and other user interface elements for color correcting digital images.

° Patent number 8203892 involves systems and methods, including computer software for performing operations enable interleaving of charging operations in a charging pump.

° Patent number 8204008 is for a technique of operating a wireless communication device includes creating a resource block map by associating respective subscriber station identifications, corresponding to respective subscriber stations, with one or more resource blocks.

° Patent number 8205070 involves systems and methods are provided for using a NAND-type non-volatile memory ("NVM"), such as NAND flash memory, to store NV pre-boot information for a bootloader (e.g., a second state bootloader) or an operating system.

° Patent number 8205080 is for systems and methods for verifying the authenticity of a remote device. Some embodiments of the invention are directed to, among other things, systems, computer readable media, methods and any other means for verifying the authenticity of a client device.


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