Apple patents granted on 14 August 2012

29 US patents granted on 14 August 2012 and assigned to Apple

1 D665,381 Dock insert
2 8,245,156 Radial menu selection
3 8,245,152 Method and apparatus to accelerate scrolling for buffered windows
4 8,245,147 System and method for reordering a user interface
5 8,245,092 Method for efficient control signaling of two codeword to one codeword transmission
6 8,244,981 Combined transparent/non-transparent cache
7 8,244,712 Localized viewing of file system names
8 8,244,687 Persistent state database for operating system services
9 8,244,600 Presentation of information or representations pertaining to digital products available for digital distribution
10 8,244,296 Dynamic thermal control for wireless transceivers
11 8,244,171 Identifying radio stations of interest based on preference information
12 8,244,004 Image preprocessing
13 8,244,003 Image preprocessing
14 8,243,905 Multi-participant conference setup
15 8,243,857 Cordic based complex tuner with exact frequency resolution
16 8,243,636 Messaging system and service
17 8,243,626 Estimating user device location in a wireless network
18 8,243,617 Automatic detection of channel bandwidth
19 8,243,442 Integrated button assembly
20 8,243,429 Cold worked metal housing for a portable electronic device
21 8,243,426 Reducing optical effects in a display
22 8,243,097 Electronic sighting compass
23 8,243,041 Multi-touch input discrimination
24 8,243,027 Touch screen liquid crystal display
25 8,243,018 Multi-button mouse
26 8,243,017 Menu overlay including context dependent menu icon
27 8,242,868 Methods and apparatus for configuring a magnetic attachment system
28 8,242,707 Ambient light calibration for energy efficiency in display systems
29 8,242,390 Dome switch array