Tuesday, April 12, 2011

2011-04-12 Newly Issued Apple Patents

PAT. NO. Title
1 D635,853 Full-Text Packaging
2 7,925,905 Full-Text Method and apparatus for managing power in computer systems
3 7,925,809 Full-Text Systems and methods for storage management in a data processing device
4 7,925,712 Full-Text Method and apparatus for rendering user accounts portable
5 7,924,291 Full-Text Display color correcting system
6 7,924,271 Full-Text Detecting gestures on multi-event sensitive devices
7 7,924,231 Full-Text Antennas for handheld electronic devices with conductive bezels
8 7,921,572 Full-Text Accuracy indications for an electronic compass in a portable device

 

The packaging design patent appears to be another variation of tall-thin Nano packaging.

 

Of note:

7,924,271 Full-Text Detecting gestures on multi-event sensitive devices

Filing date: January 2007

9. An apparatus comprising:

  • a display that displays a plurality of GUI (graphical user interface) objects;
  • a touch sensing device that detects an event input of a number of fingers touching the touch sensing device; and
  • a controller that controls a first level GUI object when the event input indicates a first number of fingers touching the touch sensing device, controls a second level GUI object when the event input indicates a second number of fingers touching the touch sensing device, and controls a third level GUI object when the event input indicates a third number of fingers touching the touch sensing device.

 

7,925,712 Full-Text Method and apparatus for rendering user accounts portable

Filed April 28, 2008

1. A method for operating a first computer system, comprising:

  • upon connection of a portable media device having media playing capabilities to the first computer system,
    • determining whether to synchronize media files on the portable media device with the first computer system or to obtain an operating system profile from the portable media device;
    • when it is determined to obtain an operating system profile from the portable media device: 
      • accessing, on a data store associated with the first computer system, a first account specifying a first operating system environment;
      • receiving information from the portable media device regarding a second account specifying a second operating system environment, wherein the portable media device is capable of being disconnected from the first computer system and operatively coupled to a second computer system;
      • providing a prompt including both the first account and the second account as possible selections;
      • receiving a selection of either the first account or the second account; and
      • configuring an operating system in the first computer system to utilize the first operating system environment or the second operating system environment based on the selection.

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