Tuesday, August 23, 2011

2011-08-23 Newly Issued Apple Patents

PAT. NO. Title
1 8,006,250 Full-Text Creating an object in an object-oriented programming platform
2 8,006,194 Full-Text Associating an object with a relevant data source
3 8,006,192 Full-Text Layered graphical user interface
4 8,006,185 Full-Text Three dimensional viewer for video
5 8,006,121 Full-Text Systems and methods for diagnosing and fixing electronic devices
6 8,006,020 Full-Text Personal media device docking station having an accessory device detector
7 8,006,019 Full-Text Method and system for transferring stored data between a media player and an accessory
8 8,006,002 Full-Text Methods and systems for automatic configuration of peripherals
9 8,005,864 Full-Text Index aging and merging
10 8,005,139 Full-Text Encoding with visual masking
11 8,004,529 Full-Text Processing an animation file to provide an animated icon
12 8,004,525 Full-Text Displaying interconnects having an appearance indicating data characteristics
13 8,004,500 Full-Text Switched capacitor projection scan multi-touch sensor array
14 8,004,493 Full-Text Methods and systems for providing sensory information to devices and peripherals
15 8,004,113 Full-Text Methods and apparatuses for operating devices with solar power
16 RE42,639 Full-Text Apparatus and method for rotating the display orientation of a captured image
17 D643,853 Full-Text Icon for a portion of a display screen
18 D643,852 Full-Text Icon for a portion of a display screen
19 D643,849 Full-Text Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
20 D643,844 Full-Text Stand


Of Note

Jonathan Ive is a listed inventor on the "Stand" design patent.

I'd like to be writing more, but, as you may have noticed, there's a lot going on in the patent world. Things are bit busy at the moment.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

2011-08-18 Newly Published Apple Patent Applications

PUB. APP. NO. Title
1 20110202823 PASTING A SET OF CELLS
2 20110202674 Dynamic Adjustments of Video Streams
5 20110199171 Multi-Position Magnetic Detents

Of Note

This one might just get narrowed a little during prosecution:

1. A method for pasting, comprising:

  • receiving a selection of an option to paste a set of cells in a paste destination;
  • determining that the paste destination is not large enough to accommodate a paste operation associated with the selected option; and
  • automatically expanding the paste destination using a processor so that the paste destination is large enough to accommodate the paste operation.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

2011-08-16 Newly Issued Apple Patents

PAT. NO. Title
1 D643,437 Full-Text Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
2 D643,436 Full-Text Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
3 D643,403 Full-Text Media player
4 D643,402 Full-Text Media device
5 8,001,472 Full-Text Systems and methods for providing audio and visual cues via a portable electronic device
6 8,001,400 Full-Text Power consumption management for functional preservation in a battery-powered electronic device
7 8,001,359 Full-Text Mapping an N-bit application ported from an M-bit application to an N-bit architecture
8 8,001,314 Full-Text Storing a driver for controlling a memory
9 8,001,211 Full-Text Convergence-enabled DVD and web system
10 8,001,187 Full-Text Peer-to-peer active content sharing
11 8,001,148 Full-Text Caching permissions information
12 8,001,011 Full-Text Method and apparatus for deferred purchasing of marked digital media items
13 8,000,736 Full-Text User programmable switch for portable data processing devices
14 8,000,694 Full-Text Communications device having a commute time function and methods of use thereof
15 8,000,598 Full-Text Lens baffle
16 8,000,228 Full-Text Pilot signal in an FDMA communication system
17 8,000,134 Full-Text Off-die charge pump that supplies multiple flash devices
18 7,999,795 Full-Text Double-sided touch sensitive panel and flex circuit bonding
19 7,999,748 Full-Text Antennas for electronic devices
20 7,997,906 Full-Text Techniques for coupling interfaces parts using moveable magnetic elements