Apple patents granted on 09 August 2011

21 US patents granted on 09 August 2011 and assigned to Apple

1 7,996,792 Voicemail manager for portable multifunction device
2 7,996,789 Methods and apparatuses to control application programs
3 7,996,694 Dark wake
4 7,996,666 User influenced loading sequence of startup applications
5 7,996,662 Floating point status/control register encodings for speculative register field
6 7,996,646 Efficient encoding for detecting load dependency on store with misalignment
7 7,996,624 Prefetch unit
8 7,996,599 Command resequencing in memory operations
9 7,996,578 Methods and systems to dynamically manage performance states in a data processing system
10 7,996,458 Assigning tasks in a distributed system
11 7,996,427 Unified system for accessing metadata in disparate formats
12 7,996,380 Method and apparatus for processing metadata
13 7,996,351 Automated estimation of a country where a client computer is configured to operate
14 7,995,606 Fly-by and ack-accelerated arbitration for broadcast packets
15 7,995,410 Leakage and NBTI reduction technique for memory
16 7,995,350 Component retention mechanism
17 7,995,334 Printed circuit board
18 7,995,041 Integrated touch screen
19 7,994,820 Level shifter with embedded logic and low minimum voltage
20 7,994,730 Pulse width modulation (PWM) closed loop LED current driver in an embedded system
21 D643,044 Graphical user interface for a portion of a display screen