Thursday, April 7, 2011

2011-04-07 Newly Published Apple Patent Applications

PUB. APP. NO. Title
1 20110083098 User Interface For Backup Management
2 20110083088 Navigation Of Electronic Backups
3 20110082902 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING MEDIA POOLS IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
4 20110082789 VENDOR PAYMENT CONSOLIDATION SYSTEM
5 20110081839 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POLISHING A CURVED EDGE
6 20110081837 COMPLEX GEOGRAPHICAL EDGE POLISHING
7 20110081828 EDGE BREAK DETAILS AND PROCESSING
8 20110081142 PULSED CONTROL OF CAMERA FLASH
9 20110080699 EJECTABLE COMPONENT ASSEMBLIES IN ELECTRONIC DEVICES
10 20110080417 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SWITCHING BETWEEN AN ELECTRONIC PAPER DISPLAY AND A VIDEO DISPLAY
11 20110080348 ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH A PRIMARY DISPLAY AND A SELECTIVELY ILLUMINATED SECONDARY DISPLAY
12 20110079496 LIQUIDPROOF DOME SWITCH

Of note:

20110080417 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SWITCHING BETWEEN AN ELECTRONIC PAPER DISPLAY AND A VIDEO DISPLAY

15. A method for switching between an electronic paper display and a video display, the method comprising:

  • determining at least one feature of visual content;
  • selectively enabling one of an electronic paper display and a video display, based on the determined feature, to display the visual content,
  • wherein the electronic paper display is stacked over the video display.

 

20110082789 VENDOR PAYMENT CONSOLIDATION SYSTEM

1. A method for providing a payment to a common payee from a plurality of related paying entities, comprising:

  • determining a payment amount due by each of a plurality of paying entities to a common payee using an automated processing system,
    • wherein each of the plurality of paying entities are controlled by a single legal entity;
  • providing the determined payment amounts for each of the paying entities to a third-party payment processing entity using an automated processing system, 
    • wherein the single legal entity does not control the payment processing entity;
  • directing the payment processing entity to aggregate the determined payment amounts to define a single total amount due to the payee; and
  • directing the payment processing entity to remit payment to the payee in the single total amount.

 

20110080348 ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH A PRIMARY DISPLAY AND A SELECTIVELY ILLUMINATED SECONDARY DISPLAY

1. An electronic device comprising:

  • a housing; a processor disposed within the housing;
  • an input interface electrically coupled with the processor;
  • a primary display electrically coupled with the processor and having a periphery; and
  • a secondary display electrically coupled with the processor and disposed around at least a portion of the periphery of the primary display,
  • wherein the processor is operative to:
    • determine a condition of the electronic device; and
    • direct the secondary display to illuminate a region adjacent to the input interface based at least on the determined condition.

 

 

 

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