Apple patents granted on 10 May 2011

16 US patents granted on 10 May 2011 and assigned to Apple

1 D637,596 Portable display device
2 7,941,796 Distributing and synchronizing objects
3 7,941,760 Soft keyboard display for a portable multifunction device
4 7,941,758 Animation of graphical objects
5 7,941,757 Method and apparatus for creating multimedia presentations
6 7,941,582 Method and apparatus for mediating among media applications
7 7,941,555 Management and prioritization of media item downloading
8 7,940,942 Self-identifying microphone
9 7,940,843 Method of implementing improved rate control for a multimedia compression and encoding system
10 7,940,768 Source address based routing process
11 7,940,365 Compact display flex and driver sub-assemblies
12 7,940,276 Virtualization of graphics resources
13 7,940,272 System and method for displaying text
14 7,940,250 Web-clip widgets on a portable multifunction device
15 7,940,110 Cascode switching circuit
16 7,940,026 Methods and apparatus for charging a battery in a peripheral device