Tuesday, May 6, 2008

2008-05-06 Newly Issued Apple Patents

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D568,338
Media device
2
D568,297
Dock insert
3
D568,291
Ear phone
4
7,370,216
Conserving power by reducing voltage supplied to an instruction-processing portion of a processor
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7,369,987
Multi-language document search and retrieval system
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7,369,699
Methods and apparatuses for restoring color and enhancing electronic images

Igoe IP synopsis of '699 method:
Determine averages of at least two of center, surround, and whole of a color channel for the image, excluding substantially white or black pixels; Scale color signals based on the averages to generate signals weighted according to a distance to a selected point in the image.

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