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Wide touchpad on a portable computer

03/09/17 - 20170068346 - In one exemplary embodiment, a portable computer having a display assembly coupled to a base assembly to alternate between a closed position and an open position. Palm rest areas are formed by a touchpad disposed on the surface of the base assembly. In an alternative embodiment, a touchpad disposed on
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Chris A. Ligtenberg, Duncan Robert Kerr, Bartley K. Andre, Joshua A. Strickon, Brian Q. Huppi, Imran Chaudhri, Gregory N. Christie, Bas Ording

Digital representation of electronic device

02/16/17 - 20170046451 - A non-transitory computer-readable file is disclosed. In some embodiments, the file may include a digital representation of an electronic device, the digital representation having an ornamental design as shown in solid lines in FIGS. 1-9.
Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Marc A. Newson, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico ZÖrkendÖrfer

Invisible, light transmissive display system

01/05/17 - 20170006689 - An invisible, light-transmissive display system with a light resistant material is provided. Substantially invisible, tapered, light-transmissive holes are penetrated in a light transmissive pattern through at least a portion of the light resistant material using a laser beam having a focal width less than the smallest diameter of the tapered
Inventors: Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Richard P. Howarth, Daniele De Iuliis, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Anthony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer, David Morgenstern, Paul C.l. Chow

Input with haptic feedback

12/29/16 - 20160378189 - An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a mechanical input configured to move in a first direction in response to an input at the mechanical input. A mechanical input sensor is coupled to the mechanical input and configured to sense the input at the mechanical input based on
Inventors: Camille Moussette, John Morrell, Duncan Robert Kerr, Benjamin G. Jackson, Steven J. Taylor

Input with haptic feedback

12/29/16 - 20160378187 - An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a mechanical input configured to move in a first direction in response to an input at the mechanical input. A mechanical input sensor is coupled to the mechanical input and configured to sense the input at the mechanical input based on
Inventors: Camille Moussette, John Morrell, Duncan Robert Kerr, Benjamin G. Jackson, Steven J. Taylor

Touch and hover switching

09/08/16 - 20160259474 - Touch and hover switching is disclosed. A touch and hover sensing device can switch between a touch mode and a hover mode. During a touch mode, the device can be switched to sense one or more objects touching the device. During a hover mode, the device can be switched to
Inventors: Brian Michael King, Omar S. Leung, Paul G. Puskarich, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Andrea Mucignat, Avi E. Cieplinski, Muhammad U. Choudry, Praveen R. Subramani, Marc J. Piche, David Amm, Duncan Robert Kerr

Dynamic graphical interface shadows

08/18/16 - 20160239180 - Dynamic window and cursor shadows are described. In some implementations, graphical user interface display objects can be configured with elevation offset information to give the display objects a three-dimensional surface that can have pixels of varying height. In some implementations, shadows that are rendered upon display objects configured with pixel
Inventors: Nicholas V. King, Duncan Robert Kerr

Portable electronic device with two-piece housing

08/11/16 - 20160233913 - Portable electronic devices are provided. Each device may be formed from two parts. A first part may be provided with components such as a display, a touch screen, a cover glass, and a frame. A second part may be provided with a plastic housing, circuit boards containing electrical components, and
Inventors: Erik L. Wang, Phillip Michael Hobson, Kenneth A. Jenks, Adam D. Mittleman, Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steven P. Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Anthony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer

User interface object manipulations in a user interface

08/11/16 - 20160231883 - Systems and processes for manipulating a graphical user interface are disclosed. One process can include receiving user input through a crown to rotate a virtual object. The process includes selecting a surface of the object from among the multiple surfaces of the object in response to determining that the crown
Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Aurelio Guzman, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Duncan Robert Kerr, Stephen O. Lemay, Natalia Maric, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Jonathan P. Ive

Remote control systems that can distinguish stray light sources

07/28/16 - 20160216153 - Remote control systems that can distinguish predetermined light sources from stray light sources, e.g., environmental light sources and/or reflections are provided. The predetermined light sources can be disposed in asymmetric substantially linear or two-dimensional patterns. The predetermined light sources also can output waveforms modulated in accordance with one or more
Inventors: Steven Porter Hotelling, Nicholas Vincent King, Duncan Robert Kerr, Wing Kong Low

Crown input for a wearable electronic device

07/21/16 - 20160209939 - The present disclosure relates to manipulating a user interface on a wearable electronic device using a mechanical crown. In some examples, the user interface can be scrolled or scaled in response to a rotation of the crown. The direction of the scrolling or scaling and the amount of scrolling or
Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Aurelio Guzman, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Duncan Robert Kerr, Stephen O. Lemay, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Jonathan P. Ive, Kevin Lynch

User interface for manipulating user interface objects

07/14/16 - 20160202866 - User interface navigation on a personal electronics device based on movements of a crown is disclosed. The device can select an appropriate level of information arranged along a z-axis for display based on crown movement. The navigation can be based on an angular velocity of the crown.
Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Aurelio Guzman, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Duncan Robert Kerr, Stephen O. Lemay, Natalia Maric, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Anton M. Davydov, Dylan Ross Edwards, Jonathan P. Ive, Zachery Kennedy, Nicholas V. King, Daniel Trent Preston

Facilitating access to location-specific information using wireless devices

06/16/16 - 20160174025 - A host device (e.g., mobile device) and a wearable device can cooperate to provide location-specific information to a user. For example, a host device can maintain a store of location-specific information records. When the host device detects that its current location corresponds to a relevant location for one of the
Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Duncan Robert Kerr, Nicholas V. King, Daniel J. Preston, Anton M. Davydov

User interface for manipulating user interface objects with magnetic properties

06/16/16 - 20160170625 - The present disclosure relates to user interfaces for manipulating user interface objects. A device, including a display and a rotatable input mechanism, is described in relation to manipulating user interface objects. In some examples, the manipulation of the object is a scroll, zoom, or rotate of the object. In other
Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Aurelio Guzman, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Duncan Robert Kerr, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Nathan De Vries, Jonathan P. Ive

User interface for manipulating user interface objects with magnetic properties

06/16/16 - 20160170624 - The present disclosure relates to user interfaces for manipulating user interface objects. A device, including a display and a rotatable input mechanism, is described in relation to manipulating user interface objects. In some examples, the manipulation of the object is a scroll, zoom, or rotate of the object. In other
Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Aurelio Guzman, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Duncan Robert Kerr, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Nathan De Vries, Jonathan P. Ive

User interface for manipulating user interface objects

06/16/16 - 20160170608 - User interface navigation on a personal electronics device based on movements of a crown is disclosed. The device can select an appropriate level of information arranged along a z-axis for display based on crown movement. The navigation can be based on an angular velocity of the crown.
Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Aurelio Guzman, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Duncan Robert Kerr, Stephen O. Lemay, Natalia Maric, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Anton M. Davydov, Dylan Ross Edwards, Jonathan P. Ive, Zachery Kennedy, Nicholas V. King, Daniel Trent Preston

Crown input for a wearable electronic device

06/16/16 - 20160170598 - The present disclosure relates to manipulating a user interface on a wearable electronic device using a mechanical crown. In some examples, the user interface can be scrolled or scaled in response to a rotation of the crown. The direction of the scrolling or scaling and the amount of scrolling or
Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Aurelio Guzman, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Duncan Robert Kerr, Stephen O. Lemay, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Jonathan P. Ive, Kevin Lynch

Personal computing device control using face detection and recognition

05/26/16 - 20160148042 - Systems and methods are provided for control of a personal computing device based on user face detection and recognition techniques.
Inventors: Jeff Gonion, Duncan Robert Kerr

Portable computer battery indicator

03/24/16 - 20160087316 - A stiffener may provide the printed circuit board with rigidity. The printed circuit board may include a connector that allows the board to be connected to a main logic board. A switch on the printed circuit board may be actuated by a power button on the portable computer. An opaque
Inventors: Keith J. Hendren, Bartley K. Andre, Duncan Robert Kerr, Christopher J. Stringer, Daniel J. Coster, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, John Brock, Thomas W. Wilson, Dinesh C. Mathew, Brett W. Degner, Tomas E. Ponce

Electronic touch communication

03/03/16 - 20160062630 - Touch inputs such as single-finger contacts and multiple-finger contacts are detected at an electronic device and translated into electronic touch communications for playback at an external electronic device.
Inventors: Freddy Allen Anzures, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Nicholas V. King, Kevin Lynch, Gregory Novick, Daniel Trent Preston, Monica Jenkins, Lawrence Y. Yang

User interface for limiting notifications and alerts

03/03/16 - 20160062590 - The present disclosure relates to systems and processes for limiting notifications on an electronic device. In one example process, data representing a user input can be received by an electronic device. The data representing the user input can include touch data from the touch-sensitive device, ambient light data from an
Inventors: Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Duncan Robert Kerr, Kevin Lynch, Curtis A. Rothert, Monica Jenkins

Electronic touch communication

03/03/16 - 20160062574 - Touch inputs such as single-finger contacts and multiple-finger contacts are detected at an electronic device and translated into electronic touch communications for playback at an external electronic device.
Inventors: Freddy Allen Anzures, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Nicholas V. King, Kevin Lynch, Gregory Novick, Daniel Trent Preston, Monica Jenkins, Lawrence Y. Yang

Electronic touch communication

03/03/16 - 20160062541 - Touch inputs such as single-finger contacts and multiple-finger contacts are detected at an electronic device and translated into electronic touch communications for playback at an external electronic device.
Inventors: Freddy Allen Anzures, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Nicholas V. King, Kevin Lynch, Gregory Novick, Daniel Trent Preston, Monica Jenkins, Lawrence Y. Yang

User interface for manipulating user interface objects with magnetic properties

12/24/15 - 20150370529 - The present disclosure relates to user interfaces for manipulating user interface objects. A device, including a display and a rotatable input mechanism, is described in relation to manipulating user interface objects. In some examples, the manipulation of the object is a scroll, zoom, or rotate of the object. In other
Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Aurelio Guzman, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Duncan Robert Kerr, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Nathan De Vries, Jonathan P. Ive, Nicholas V. King, Daniel Trent Preston

User detection by a computing device

12/24/15 - 20150370323 - In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally identifies a person's face, and optionally performs an action in accordance with the identification. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally determines a gaze location in a user interface, and optionally performs an action in accordance with the determination. In some embodiments, an
Inventors: Avi E. Cieplinski, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, May-li Khoe, Bianca Cheng Costanzo, Myra Mary Haggerty, Duncan Robert Kerr, Bas Ording, Elbert D. Chen

Concurrent signal detection for touch and hover sensing

11/26/15 - 20150338964 - Detecting a signal from a touch and hover sensing device, in which the signal can be indicative of concurrent touch events and/or hover events, is disclosed. A touch event can indicate an object touching the device. A hover event can indicate an object hovering over the device. The touch and
Inventors: Brian Michael King, Omar S. Leung, Paul G. Puskarich, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Andrea Mucignat, Avi E. Cieplinski, Muhammad U. Choudry, Praveen R. Subramani, Marc J. Piche, David Amm, Duncan Robert Kerr

Multimedia control center

11/19/15 - 20150331562 - Techniques and systems for centralized access to multimedia content stored on or available to a computing device are disclosed. The centralized access can be provided by a media control interface that receives user inputs and interacts with media programs resident on the computing device to produce graphical user interfaces that
Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Thomas Michael Madden, Scott J. Forstall, Duncan Robert Kerr, Nicholas V. King, Stephen O. Lemay, Richard W. Fabrick, Ii, Bas Ording, Eric Taylor Seymour, Marcel Van Os

Multimedia control center

08/13/15 - 20150227272 - Techniques and systems for centralized access to multimedia content stored on or available to a computing device are disclosed. The centralized access can be provided by a media control interface that receives user inputs and interacts with media programs resident on the computing device to produce graphical user interfaces that
Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Thomas Michael Madden, Scott J. Forstall, Duncan Robert Kerr, Nicholas V. King, Stephen O. Lemay, Richard W. Fabrick, Ii, Bas Ording, Eric Taylor Seymour, Marcel Van Os

Invisible, light transmissive display system

07/09/15 - 20150192964 - An invisible, light-transmissive display system with a light resistant material is provided. Substantially invisible, tapered, light-transmissive holes are penetrated in a lighttransmissive pattern through at least a portion of the light resistant material using a laser beam having a focal width less than the smallest diameter of the tapered holes.
Inventors: Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Richard P. Howarth, Daniele De Iuliis, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer, David Morgenstern, Paul C.l. Chow

Touch and hover sensor compensation

06/18/15 - 20150169114 - Compensation for sensors in a touch and hover sensing device is disclosed. Compensation can be for sensor resistance and/or sensor sensitivity variation that can adversely affect touch and hover measurements at the sensors. To compensate for sensor resistance, the device can gang adjacent sensors together so as to reduce the
Inventors: Brian Michael King, Omar S. Leung, Paul G. Puskarich, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Andrea Mucignat, Avi E. Cieplinski, Muhammad Umar Choudry, Praveen R. Subramani, Marc J. Piche, David Amm, Duncan Robert Kerr

Selective rotation of a user interface

12/11/14 - 20140365909 - This is directed to rotating an entire user interface of a portable electronic device. In particular, this is directed to defining a UI orientation mode in which a user can direct the device to rotate a UI. When the UI orientation mode is enabled, the electronic device can detect particular
Inventors: Duncan Robert Kerr, Nicholas V. King

Handheld electronic device with cable grounding

08/28/14 - 20140243052 - A handheld electronic device may be provided that contains a conductive housing and other conductive elements. The conductive elements may form an antenna ground plane. One or more antennas for the handheld electronic device may be formed from the ground plane and one or more associated antenna resonating elements. Transceiver
Inventors: Phillip Michael Hobson, Erik L. Wang, Kenneth A. Jenks, Robert J. Hill, Robert W. Schlub, Richard H. Dinh, Tang Yew Tan, Adam D. Mittleman, Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Luliis, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Lve, Steven P. Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer

Handheld electronic device with cable grounding

08/21/14 - 20140233170 - A handheld electronic device may be provided that contains a conductive housing and other conductive elements. The conductive elements may form an antenna ground plane. One or more antennas for the handheld electronic device may be formed from the ground plane and one or more associated antenna resonating elements. Transceiver
Inventors: Phillip Michael Hobson, Erik L. Wang, Kenneth A. Jenks, Robert J. Hill, Robert W. Schlub, Richard H. Dinh, Tang Yew Tan, Adam D. Mittleman, Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steven P. Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer

Handheld electronic device with cable grounding

08/21/14 - 20140233169 - A handheld electronic device may be provided that contains a conductive housing and other conductive elements. The conductive elements may form an antenna ground plane. One or more antennas for the handheld electronic device may be formed from the ground plane and one or more associated antenna resonating elements. Transceiver
Inventors: Phillip Michael Hobson, Erik L. Wang, Kenneth A. Jenks, Robert J. Hill, Robert W. Schlub, Richard H. Dinh, Tang Yew Tan, Adam D. Mittleman, Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steven P. Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer

Handheld electronic device with cable grounding

08/21/14 - 20140233168 - A handheld electronic device may be provided that contains a conductive housing and other conductive elements. The conductive elements may form an antenna ground plane. One or more antennas for the handheld electronic device may be formed from the ground plane and one or more associated antenna resonating elements. Transceiver
Inventors: Phillip Michael Hobson, Erik L. Wang, Kenneth A. Jenks, Robert J. Hill, Robert W. Schlub, Richard H. Dinh, Tang Yew Tan, Adam D. Mittleman, Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Lve, Steven P. Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer

Management of access to data distributed across multiple computing devices

06/19/14 - 20140172798 - Methods, systems and apparatus for a distributed data environment in which data can be seamlessly accessed from remote computing devices are disclosed. For a given user having multiple computing devices, a personal distributed data bank can be formed from data storage capacities resident at the multiple computing device. The given
Inventors: David Robbins Falkenburg, Michael J. Nugent, Duncan Robert Kerr, Aaron Leiba

3d remote control system employing absolute and relative position detection

06/19/14 - 20140168081 - The present invention can include three-dimensional remote control systems that can detect an absolute location to which a remote control is pointing in first and second orthogonal axes and an absolute position of the remote control in a third orthogonal axis. Remote control systems of the present invention can employ
Inventors: Duncan Robert Kerr, Chad A. Bronstein, Wing Kong Low, Nicholas Vincent King

Remote control systems that can distinguish stray light sources

06/19/14 - 20140166911 - Remote control systems that can distinguish predetermined light sources from stray light sources, e.g., environmental light sources and/or reflections are provided. The predetermined light sources can be disposed in asymmetric substantially linear or two-dimensional patterns. The predetermined light sources also can output waveforms modulated in accordance with one or more
Inventors: Steven Porter Hotelling, Nicholas Vincent King, Duncan Robert Kerr, Wing Kong Low

Multimedia control center

04/17/14 - 20140108998 - Techniques and systems for centralized access to multimedia content stored on or available to a computing device are disclosed. The centralized access can be provided by a media control interface that receives user inputs and interacts with media programs resident on the computing device to produce graphical user interfaces that
Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Thomas Michael Madden, Scott J. Forstall, Duncan Robert Kerr, Nicholas V. King, Stephen O. Lemay, Richard W. Fabrick Ll, Bas Ording, Eric Taylor Seymour, Marcel Van Os

Personal computing device control using face detection and recognition

03/27/14 - 20140085191 - Systems and methods are provided for control of a personal computing device based on user face detection and recognition techniques.

Proximity detector in handheld device

03/13/14 - 20140074426 - Proximity based systems and methods that are implemented on an electronic device are disclosed. The method includes sensing an object spaced away and in close proximity to the electronic device. The method also includes performing an action in the electronic device when an object is sensed.

Gesturing with a multipoint sensing device

09/19/13 - 20130241847 - Methods and systems for implementing gestures with sensing devices are disclosed. More particularly, methods and systems related to gesturing with multipoint sensing devices are disclosed.

Proximity detector in handheld device

06/20/13 - 20130154982 - Proximity based systems and methods that are implemented on an electronic device are disclosed. The method includes sensing an object spaced away and in close proximity to the electronic device. The method also includes performing an action in the electronic device when an object is sensed.

Scroll bar with video region in a media system

06/13/13 - 20130151967 - An electronic device associated with a remote wand controlling the operations of the electronic device is provided. The wand may include a motion detection component operative to provide an output reflecting the motion of the wand to the electronic device, such that the movements of a cursor displayed by the

Dynamic graphical interface shadows

05/30/13 - 20130135309 - Dynamic window and cursor shadows are described. In some implementations, graphical user interface display objects can be configured with elevation offset information to give the display objects a three-dimensional surface that can have pixels of varying height. In some implementations, shadows that are rendered upon display objects configured with pixel

Using a three-dimensional model to render a cursor

05/30/13 - 20130135288 - In some implementations, a cursor can be rendered based on a three-dimensional model. In some implementations, the three-dimensional cursor can be manipulated to change the orientation of the three-dimensional cursor based on the context of the cursor. In some implementations, parameters associated with the three-dimensional model can be manipulated based

Quick access user interface

04/04/13 - 20130082974 - Providing quick access to certain applications on a computing device is disclosed. A security wall is enforced with respect to applications on the computer, wherein enforcing the security wall includes preventing access to the applications until a security input is received. A predefined input is received through a home button

3d remote control system employing absolute and relative position detection

01/31/13 - 20130027297 - The present invention can include three-dimensional remote control systems that can detect an absolute location to which a remote control is pointing in first and second orthogonal axes and an absolute position of the remote control in a third orthogonal axis. Remote control systems of the present invention can employ

Mode-based graphical user interfaces for touch sensitive input devices

11/22/12 - 20120293440 - A user interface method is disclosed. The method includes detecting a touch and then determining a user interface mode when a touch is detected. The method further includes activating one or more GUI elements based on the user interface mode and in response to the detected touch.

Packaging assembly

09/13/12 - 20120228320 - A packaging system is configured to package a product to form a packaged product assembly. The packaging system includes a lid including a major panel, side panels, and a tab extending from one of the side panels. The packaging system also includes a box hingedly coupled to the lid that

Illuminated touchpad

08/16/12 - 20120206392 - The present invention pertains to improved feedback mechanisms for touch pads. One aspect relates to devices capable of illuminating the touch sensitive surface of the touch pad. Another aspect relates to methods for providing visual feedback at the touch pad.

Concurrent signal detection for touch and hover sensing

03/01/12 - 20120050211 - Detecting a signal from a touch and hover sensing device, in which the signal can be indicative of concurrent touch events and/or hover events, is disclosed. A touch event can indicate an object touching the device. A hover event can indicate an object hovering over the device. The touch and

Touch and hover signal drift compensation

03/01/12 - 20120050210 - Compensation for signal drift in a touch and hover sensing device is disclosed. A touch and hover sensing device can include a sensing panel to sense an object touching or hovering over the panel, a grounding device to periodically interact with the panel, and a control system to measure capacitance

Touch and hover sensor compensation

03/01/12 - 20120050209 - Compensation for sensors in a touch and hover sensing device is disclosed. Compensation can be for sensor resistance and/or sensor sensitivity variation that can adversely affect touch and hover measurements at the sensors. To compensate for sensor resistance, the device can gang adjacent sensors together so as to reduce the

Signal processing for touch and hover sensing display device

03/01/12 - 20120050181 - Signal processing for a touch and hover sensing display device is disclosed. A touch and hover sensing display device can include a sensing panel for sensing a touch or hover event, a display for displaying graphical information to select based on the touch or hover event, and a control system

Touch and hover switching

03/01/12 - 20120050180 - Touch and hover switching is disclosed. A touch and hover sensing device can switch between a touch mode and a hover mode. During a touch mode, the device can be switched to sense one or more objects touching the device. During a hover mode, the device can be switched to

Multimedia control center

10/06/11 - 20110243525 - Techniques and systems for centralized access to multimedia content stored on or available to a computing device are disclosed. The centralized access can be provided by a media control interface that receives user inputs and interacts with media programs resident on the computing device to produce graphical user interfaces that

Apparatus and method for unified experience across different devices

09/29/11 - 20110239114 - Improved techniques for interacting with media content so as to provide a unified experience of media content across different devices are disclosed. A media content may be displayed on first display of the first device. A status of the media content may be communicated from the first device to a

Invisible, light-transmissive display system

05/26/11 - 20110122560 - An invisible, light-transmissive display system with a light resistant material is provided. Substantially invisible, tapered, light-transmissive holes are penetrated in a light-transmissive pattern through at least a portion of the light resistant material using a laser beam having a focal width less than the smallest diameter of the tapered holes.

Method and system for producing personalized computing devices

05/12/11 - 20110112926 - Methods, systems and apparatus for producing a pre-configured computing device are disclosed. In one embodiment, a computing device that has been purchased can be customized for a recipient prior to being delivered to the recipient. The customization can be performed based on configuration data that is associated with the recipient.

Packaging

05/12/11 - 20110108449 - Packaging comprising a base having an interior space for receiving an item, wherein the base includes a bottom surface and one or more side surfaces; a ledge formed along a side surface; and a holder supported by the ledge, wherein the holder includes a retaining mechanism for retaining the item.

Management of access to data distributed across multiple computing devices

03/31/11 - 20110078149 - Methods, systems and apparatus for a distributed data environment in which data can be seamlessly accessed from remote computing devices are disclosed. For a given user having multiple computing devices, a personal distributed data bank can be formed from data storage capacities resident at the multiple computing device. The given

File management safe deposit box

02/17/11 - 20110040980 - Safe deposit box functionality is disclosed. In one aspect, first input dragging-and-dropping a first file representation onto a safe deposit box icon is received, and a file corresponding to the first file representation is encrypted. Second input selecting the safe deposit box icon is received from a user. The user's

Housing illumination for portable electronic devices

12/30/10 - 20100327774 - Systems, devices and methods for electronically marking a housing of a portable electronic device are disclosed. When the housing of the portable electronic device is electronically marked, the marking(s) are non-permanent and able to be rapidly and dynamically changed. The marked housing can provide notification or guidance to a user.

Remote control systems that can distinguish stray light sources

04/15/10 - 20100094585 - Remote control systems that can distinguish predetermined light sources from stray light sources, e.g., environmental light sources and/or reflections are provided. The predetermined light sources can be disposed in asymmetric substantially linear or two-dimensional patterns. The predetermined light sources also can output waveforms modulated in accordance with one or more

Personal computing device control using face detection and recognition

07/09/09 - 20090175509 - Systems and methods are provided for control of a personal computing device based on user face detection and recognition techniques.


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