Apple patents granted on 06 December 2011

15 US patents granted on 06 December 2011 and assigned to Apple

1 D649,973 Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
2 D649,785 Case
3 8,074,172 Method, system, and graphical user interface for providing word recommendations
4 8,073,984 Communication protocol for use with portable electronic devices
5 8,073,980 Methods and systems for automatic configuration of peripherals
6 8,073,813 Refresh and filter anchors
7 8,073,565 System and method for alerting a first mobile data processing system nearby a second mobile data processing system
8 8,073,486 Methods for opportunistic multi-user beamforming in collaborative MIMO-SDMA
9 8,073,324 Magnet array for coupling and aligning an accessory to an electronic device
10 8,073,248 Automatic detection of calibration charts in images
11 8,073,069 Multi-user MIMO-SDMA for finite rate feedback systems
12 8,072,956 Wireless communication system
13 8,072,764 Multi-part substrate assemblies for low profile portable electronic devices
14 8,072,471 Processing cursor movements in a graphical user interface of a multimedia application
15 8,071,893 Methods and apparatus for shielding circuitry from interference