Thursday, January 26, 2012

2012-01-26 Newly Published Apple Patent Applications

PUB. APP. NO. Title
1 20120023597 MAGNETICALLY-IMPLEMENTED SECURITY DEVICES
2 20120023506 Maintaining Data States Upon Forced Exit
3 20120023439 Chunking Data Records
4 20120023434 USER INTERFACE FOR PROVIDING CONSOLIDATION AND ACCESS
5 20120023427 USER INTERFACE FOR PROVIDING CONSOLIDATION AND ACCESS
6 20120023365 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING WRITE OPERATIONS OF NON-VOLATILE MEMORY
7 20120023357 CYCLEMASTER SYNCHRONIZATION IN A DISTRIBUTED BRIDGE
8 20120023356 PEAK POWER VALIDATION METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NON-VOLATILE MEMORY
9 20120023351 DYNAMIC ALLOCATION OF POWER BUDGET FOR A SYSTEM HAVING NON-VOLATILE MEMORY
10 20120023348 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DYNAMICALLY CONTROLLING OPERATIONS IN A NON-VOLATILE MEMORY TO LIMIT POWER CONSUMPTION
11 20120023347 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DYNAMICALLY CONTROLLING OPERATIONS IN A NON-VOLATILE MEMORY TO LIMIT POWER CONSUMPTION
12 20120023346 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DYNAMICALLY CONTROLLING OPERATIONS IN A NON-VOLATILE MEMORY TO LIMIT POWER CONSUMPTION
13 20120023274 INCREASED SPEED OF PROCESSING OF DATA RECEIVED OVER A COMMUNICATIONS LINK
14 20120023199 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT FOR iAP ACCESSORIES
15 20120023185 ACCESSORY ATTACHMENT PROTOCOL AND RESPONSIVE ACTIONS
16 20120023060 ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AUTOMATIC MODE SWITCHING
17 20120022967 MIXED SOURCE MEDIA PLAYBACK
18 20120022943 APPLICATION PURCHASING
19 20120022872 Automatically Adapting User Interfaces For Hands-Free Interaction
20 20120021773 LOCATION-BASED MEDIA PRESENTATION
21 20120021619 PROGRAMMABLE MAGNETIC CONNECTORS
22 20120021196 SMOOTH COMPOSITE STRUCTURE
23 20120020644 PLAYING DATA FROM AN OPTICAL MEDIA DRIVE
24 20120019546 COLOR CORRECTION OF MIRRORED DISPLAYS
25 20120019494 ALIGNMENT FACTOR FOR AMBIENT LIGHTING CALIBRATION
26 20120019493 DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS CONTROL TEMPORAL RESPONSE
27 20120019492 DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS CONTROL BASED ON AMBIENT LIGHT LEVELS
28 20120019371 APPARATUS AND METHOD TO FACILITATE UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL
29 20120019152 DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS CONTROL BASED ON AMBIENT LIGHT ANGLES
30 20120019151 AMBIENT LIGHT CALIBRATION FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN DISPLAY SYSTEMS

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

2012-01-17 Newly Issued Apple Patents

PAT. NO. Title
1 D652,428 Full-Text Icon for a portion of a display screen
2 D652,426 Full-Text Icon for a portion of a display screen
3 8,099,665 Full-Text Organizing and sorting media menu items
4 8,099,591 Full-Text Techniques and graphical user interfaces for categorical shuffle
5 8,099,536 Full-Text Communication between an accessory and a media player with general and accessory lingoes
6 8,099,528 Full-Text Data filtering using central DMA mechanism
7 8,099,476 Full-Text Updatable real-time or near real-time streaming
8 8,099,473 Full-Text Variant streams for real-time or near real-time streaming
9 8,099,392 Full-Text Electronic backup of applications
10 8,099,332 Full-Text User interface for application management for a mobile device
11 8,099,258 Full-Text Smart garment
12 8,099,252 Full-Text Self-test power management unit
13 8,099,091 Full-Text Method to control configuration change times in a wireless device
14 8,099,079 Full-Text Method and system for distributing data to mobile devices
15 8,098,838 Full-Text Detecting the repositioning of an earphone using a microphone and associated action
16 8,098,534 Full-Text Integrated circuit with separate supply voltage for memory that is different from logic circuit supply voltage
17 8,098,262 Full-Text Arbitrary fractional pixel movement
18 8,098,261 Full-Text Pillarboxing correction
19 8,098,256 Full-Text Video acquisition with integrated GPU processing
20 8,098,250 Full-Text Adaptive and dynamic text filtering
21 8,098,233 Full-Text Wide touchpad on a portable computer
22 8,097,956 Full-Text Flexible packaging for chip-on-chip and package-on-package technologies

Of Note

"Smart Garment":Track clothing usage and wear with an iPhone?

1. A method, comprising:

  • electronically pairing a garment sensor and a garment by way of a first bi-directional communication link, 
    • wherein the garment sensor is physically affixed to the garment;
  • tracking garment usage and detecting wear patterns involving the garment using the garment sensor;
  • forming a second bi-directional communication link between the garment sensor and an external database;
  • sending the tracked garment usage and detected wear patterns to the external database;
  • receiving expected useful lifetime information for the garment from the external database, 
    • wherein the expected useful lifetime information is based on tracked garment usage and detected wear patterns from a plurality of similar garments; and
  • alerting a user when the garment reaches its expected useful lifetime, based on the received expected useful lifetime information and on the tracked garment usage.