Apple patents granted on 15 May 2012

21 US patents granted on 15 May 2012 and assigned to Apple

1 D659,853 Building exterior
2 D659,712 Media device
3 D659,671 Electronic device
4 D659,530 Packaging
5 8,181,264 Method and apparatus for deferred security analysis
6 8,181,233 Pairing of wireless devices using a wired medium
7 8,181,119 User interface with inline customization
8 8,181,059 Inter-processor communication channel including power-down functionality
9 8,181,001 Conditional data-dependency resolution in vector processors
10 8,180,895 Management of podcasts
11 8,180,379 Synchronizing mobile and vehicle devices
12 8,180,194 Authored video programs
13 8,180,093 Assembly for coupling the housings of an electronic device
14 8,180,009 Techniques for signaling reference signal parameters in a wireless communication system
15 8,179,976 Control of video decoder for reverse playback operation
16 8,179,728 Interleaving charge pumps for programmable memories
17 8,179,673 Portable computer hard drive structures
18 8,179,419 Video conferencing apparatus and method
19 8,179,371 Method, system, and graphical user interface for selecting a soft keyboard
20 8,177,560 Magnetic connector for electronic device
21 8,177,182 Wireless remote control device for a portable media device