Thursday, December 1, 2011

2011-12-01 Newly Published Apple Patent Applications

PUB. APP. NO. Title
1 20110296515 METHOD FOR MANAGING COMPUTER RESOURCES ACCESSED BY A PROGRAM OPERATING IN A RESTRICTED ENVIRONMENT
2 20110296508 DIGITAL HANDSHAKE FOR AUTHENTICATION OF DEVICES
3 20110296324 Avatars Reflecting User States
4 20110296247 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MITIGATING REPEATED CRASHES OF AN APPLICATION RESULTING FROM SUPPLEMENTAL CODE
5 20110296092 Storing a Driver for Controlling a Memory
6 20110296090 Combining Memory Operations
7 20110295997 PRESENTING CONTENT PACKAGES BASED ON AUDIENCE RETARGETING
8 20110295937 DIGITAL CONTENT BUNDLE
9 20110295846 PREDICTING CONTENT AND CONTEXT PERFORMANCE BASED ON PERFORMANCE HISTORY OF USERS
10 20110295843 DYNAMIC GENERATION OF CONTEXTUALLY AWARE PLAYLISTS
11 20110295723 ADVERTISEMENT INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
12 20110295721 USER INFORMATION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
13 20110295679 PRESENTING CONTENT PACKAGES BASED ON AUDIENCE EXCLUSION
14 20110295628 AUDIENCE TARGETING BASED ON PERFORMANCE HISTORY OF INVITATIONAL CONTENT
15 20110295393 USING A PROCESSING DEVICE AS A DOCK FOR A MEDIA PLAYER
16 20110293259 Scene Adaptive Auto Exposure
17 20110293094 DIGITAL HANDSHAKE BETWEEN DEVICES
18 20110292598 INTEGRATED EMBEDDED BATTERY
19 20110292246 Automatic Tone Mapping Curve Generation Based on Dynamically Stretched Image Histogram Distribution
20 20110292051 Automatic Avatar Creation
21 20110291954 PROVIDING NON-VISUAL FEEDBACK FOR NON-PHYSICAL CONTROLS
22 20110290779 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING A PORTION OF A HOUSING IN A BUTTON ASSEMBLY
23 20110290685 ELECTRONIC DEVICE ENCLOSURE USING SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION

Of Note

The multiple "avatar" patent applications may be indicative of a further move into the gaming space, particularly with the Apple TV box, or the television. It is notable that Bertrand Serlet is listed as a co-inventor on one "Automatic Avatar Creation," perhaps indicating these applications are related to a high-profile project.