Tuesday, August 26, 2008

2008-08-26 Newly Issued Apple Patents

1
D575,793
User interface for computer display (OS X dock with zoom)


2
7,418,529
Method and apparatus for communicating with an embedded controller which includes a reference to metadata objects within a computing device


3
7,418,156
Domain of definition in warper/morpher


4
7,418,037
Method of performing rate control for a compression system


5
7,417,973
Method, apparatus and computer program product for ensuring node participation in a network bus


6
7,417,869
Methods and systems for filtering signals


7
7,417,649
Method and apparatus for nonlinear anamorphic scaling of video images

Claim 1. A machine-implemented method to scale a video image, the method comprising: determining a nonlinear function to transform a first video image having a first aspect ratio to a second video image having a second aspect ratio, the second aspect ratio being different from the first aspect ratio, wherein the nonlinear function comprises piecewise linear scaling of a plurality of regions according to different scaling factors along at least one direction; performing nonlinear scaling of the first video image along the at least one direction according to the nonlinear function to generate the second video image; and wherein the second video image is capable of being displayed on a display device.


8
7,417,646
Background rendering in video compositing

Claim 1. A method for editing video, said method comprising: receiving a selection of an editing stage in a multi-stage video editing process; receiving a request from a user to background render at least a portion of the video up to said selected stage; launching an external process to render said portion of the video; and while said external process is executing to render said portion, receiving and performing an edit to a particular editing stage in the multi-stage editing process.

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