Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Apple Reports Nortel Patent Purchase in 10-K

Apple filed its 10-K today and reported its role in the acquisition of the Nortel patent portfolio:

During 2011, the Company, as part of a consortium, acquired Nortel Networks Corporation’s patent portfolio for an overall purchase price of $4.5 billion, of which the Company’s contribution was approximately $2.6 billion. The majority of the acquisition price has been recorded in acquired intangible assets, which the Company expects to amortize over seven years. The Department of Justice is reviewing this transaction.

 

 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

2011-10-20 Newly Published Apple Patent Applications

PUB. APP. NO. Title
1 20110258675 SYNCHRONIZED TRANSMISSION OF AUDIO AND VIDEO DATA FROM A COMPUTER TO A CLIENT VIA AN INTERFACE
2 20110258649 DISC MOUNTING IN OPTICAL DISC DRIVES
3 20110258643 MOUNTING OBJECTS ON A TURNTABLE
4 20110258604 Collapsible Stack Trace
5 20110258426 BOOTING AND CONFIGURING A SUBSYSTEM SECURELY FROM NON-LOCAL STORAGE
6 20110258254 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPDATING AND SYNCHRONIZING INFORMATION BETWEEN A CLIENT AND A SERVER
7 20110256863 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS RADIO FREQUENCY TEST SIGNAL GENERATION
8 20110256779 PLUG ASSEMBLY WITH CORE STRUCTURAL MEMBER
9 20110256465 REDUCED-WEIGHT FUEL CELL PLATE
10 20110256463 PARALLEL FUEL CELL STACK ARCHITECTURE
11 20110255827 CONNECTORS AND CABLES WITH AN OPTICAL TRANSMITTER
12 20110255700 Detecting Musical Structures
13 20110255687 DATA TRANSFORMATION SYSTEM USING CYCLIC GROUPS
14 20110255289 ILLUMINABLE LATCH
15 20110255252 COMPACT EJECTABLE COMPONENT ASSEMBLIES IN ELECTRONIC DEVICES
16 20110255218 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COVER ASSEMBLY RETENTION OF A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE
17 20110254511 PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE POWER MANAGER WITH CURRENT LIMIT FEEDBACK CONTROL LOOP MODIFICATION FOR STABILIZING AN EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY
18 20110254464 PULSE WIDTH MODULATION (PWM) CLOSED LOOP LED CURRENT DRIVER IN AN EMBEDDED SYSTEM

 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

2011-10-18 Newly Issued Apple Patents

PAT. NO. Title
1 D647,107 Full-Text Housing for an electronic device
2 D647,106 Full-Text Display module for an electronic device
3 D647,080 Full-Text Docking station
4 8,041,981 Full-Text Synchronizing timing domains based on state variables
5 8,041,968 Full-Text Power management for driving display with baseband portion when application portion is in low power mode
6 8,041,848 Full-Text Media processing method and device
7 8,041,755 Full-Text Fast static rotator/shifter with non two's complemented decode and fast mask generation
8 8,041,438 Full-Text Data-driven media management within an electronic device
9 8,041,300 Full-Text Adapter
10 8,041,291 Full-Text Delivering content to mobile electronic communications devices
11 8,041,186 Full-Text Propagating metadata associated with digital video
12 8,041,126 Full-Text Intelligent document scanning
13 8,040,689 Full-Text Support tabs for protecting a circuit board from applied forces
14 8,040,465 Full-Text External light illumination of display screens
15 8,040,360 Full-Text Methods of manipulating a screen space of a display device
16 8,040,359 Full-Text System for emulating graphics operations
17 8,040,353 Full-Text System for emulating graphics operations
18 8,040,326 Full-Text Integrated in-plane switching display and touch sensor
19 8,040,319 Full-Text Modifying a value based on a user's directional motions independent of cursor position
20 8,039,360 Full-Text Method of assembling integrated circuit components

 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

2011-10-13 Newly Published Apple Patent Applications

PUB. APP. NO. Title
1 20110252430 Opportunistic Multitasking
2 20110252429 Opportunistic Multitasking
3 20110252423 Opportunistic Multitasking
4 20110252422 Opportunistic Multitasking
5 20110252344 PERSONALIZING COLORS OF USER INTERFACES
6 20110252318 CONTEXT SENSITIVE REMOTE DEVICE
7 20110252243 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTENT PROTECTION BASED ON A COMBINATION OF A USER PIN AND A DEVICE SPECIFIC IDENTIFIER
8 20110252236 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING ENCRYPTED DATA ON A DEVICE HAVING FILE-LEVEL CONTENT PROTECTION
9 20110252234 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FILE-LEVEL DATA PROTECTION
10 20110252233 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BACKING UP AND RESTORING FILES ENCRYPTED WITH FILE-LEVEL CONTENT PROTECTION
11 20110252232 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIPING ENCRYPTED DATA ON A DEVICE HAVING FILE-LEVEL CONTENT PROTECTION
12 20110252200 COHERENT MEMORY SCHEME FOR HETEROGENEOUS PROCESSORS
13 20110252180 MEMORY CONTROLLER MAPPING ON-THE-FLY
14 20110252057 JOURNALING ON MOBILE DEVICES
15 20110250903 Selective Location Determination
16 20110250840 AUTOMATIC POWER-OFF OF BLUETOOTH DEVICE FROM LINKED DEVICE
17 20110250786 EXTENSIBLE MEMORY CARD-COMPATIBLE RECEPTACLE AND PORT EXPANSION DEVICE
18 20110250785 AUTO-SWITCHING AUDIO SIGNAL CONNECTOR
19 20110250768 HIGH-SPEED MEMORY CONNECTOR
20 20110250388 SIDE CURED LIGHT-TRANSMISSIVE DISPLAY SYSTEM
21 20110249961 Dynamic Exposure Metering Based on Face Detection
22 20110249902 Tracking Workflow in Manipulating Media Items
23 20110249756 Skin Tone and Feature Detection for Video Conferencing Compression
24 20110249742 COUPLED VIDEO PRE-PROCESSOR AND CODEC INCLUDING REFERENCE PICTURE FILTER THAT MINIMIZES CODING EXPENSE DURING PRE-PROCESSING MODE TRANSITIONS
25 20110249729 ERROR RESILIENT HIERARCHICAL LONG TERM REFERENCE FRAMES
26 20110249668 Opportunistic Multitasking
27 20110249471 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACHIEVING ZERO AC-DRAW MODE FOR A DEVICE
28 20110249144 Tagging Images in a Mobile Communications Device Using a Contacts List
29 20110249142 Face Detection Using Orientation Sensor Data
30 20110249133 COMPRESSION-QUALITY DRIVEN IMAGE ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING SYSTEM
31 20110248992 AVATAR EDITING ENVIRONMENT
32 20110248986 INTELLIGENT MEDIA DECODING
33 20110247926 INTERNAL VENTING DOME SWITCH
34 20110247480 POLYPHONIC NOTE DETECTION
35 20110247479 CHORD TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEMS

 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

2011-10-06 Newly Published Apple Patent Applications

PUB. APP. NO. Title
1 20110246996 DYNAMIC PRIORITY QUEUING
2 20110246964 Archiving a Build Product
3 20110246891 Pushing a Graphical User Interface to a Remote Device with Display Rules Provided by the Remote Device
4 20110246806 BLOCK BASED POWER MANAGEMENT
5 20110246787 OBFUSCATING TRANSFORMATIONS ON DATA ARRAY CONTENT AND ADDRESSES
6 20110246618 CACHING MULTIPLE VIEWS CORRESPONDING TO MULTIPLE ASPECT RATIOS
7 20110246296 BACKGROUND PROCESS FOR PROVIDING TARGETED CONTENT WITHIN A THIRD-PARTY APPLICATION
8 20110246290 IN APPLICATION PURCHASING
9 20110246117 CALIBRATING SENSOR MEASUREMENTS ON MOBILE DEVICES
10 20110245944 COORDINATED GROUP MUSICAL EXPERIENCE
11 20110243360 THIN PLUG ASSEMBLY AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME
12 20110243346 CABLE STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS INCLUDING SUPER-ELASTIC RODS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME
13 20110242986 WIRELESS CONNECTION CONTROL
14 20110242776 PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD SENSOR MOUNTING AND ALIGNMENT
15 20110242756 COMPUTER HINGE HAVING A HOLLOW CLUTCH
16 20110242747 INTEGRATED BUTTON ASSEMBLY
17 20110242088 REDUCED-POWER COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY
18 20110241656 Determining Heading Using Magnetometer Data and Angular Rate Data
19 20110241442 CAPACITIVE DOME SWITCH