Apple patents granted on 17 February 2015

41 US patents granted on 17 February 2015 and assigned to Apple

1 D722,607 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
2 8,959,605 System and method for asset lease management
3 8,959,578 Techniques for project lifecycle staged-based access control
4 8,959,575 Control of communication ports of computing devices using policy-based decisions
5 8,959,410 Methods and systems for HARQ protocols
6 8,959,369 Hardware automatic performance state transitions in system on processor sleep and wake events
7 8,959,368 Automatic power-off of bluetooth device from linked device
8 8,959,320 Preventing update training of first predictor with mismatching second predictor for branch instructions with alternating pattern hysteresis
9 8,959,316 Actual instruction and actual-fault instructions for processing vectors
10 8,959,270 Interrupt distribution scheme
11 8,959,263 Maintaining I/O priority and I/O sorting
12 8,959,213 Daemon process determination of idle time of network activity at network interface
13 8,959,187 Method and system for proximity-based information retrieval and exchange in ad hoc networks
14 8,959,176 Streaming common media content to multiple devices
15 8,959,116 Storage of a document using multiple representations
16 8,959,013 Virtual keyboard for a non-tactile three dimensional user interface
17 8,958,896 Dynamic routing of audio among multiple audio devices
18 8,958,799 Wireless device based inter radio access technology handover initiation
19 8,958,777 Caller switching during an active voice call
20 8,958,760 Dynamic transmit configurations in devices with multiple antennas
21 8,958,658 Image tone adjustment using local tone curve computation
22 8,958,638 Method and system for multi-stage auto-enhancement of photographs
23 8,958,559 System and method for secure instant messaging
24 8,958,481 Method and system for video encoding and decoding
25 8,958,391 Sending an identifier of a wireless local area network to enable handoff of a mobile station to the wireless local area network
26 8,958,300 Quality of service control in multiple hop wireless communication environments
27 8,958,028 Protective film patterning
28 8,958,014 Capturing media in synchronized fashion
29 8,958,004 Camera-based orientation fix from portrait to landscape
30 8,957,944 Positional sensor-assisted motion filtering for panoramic photography
31 8,957,906 Subbuffer objects
32 8,957,874 Touch sensor panel design
33 8,957,865 Device, method, and graphical user interface for manipulating a user interface object
34 8,957,835 Head-mounted display apparatus for retaining a portable electronic device with display
35 8,957,577 Integrated thermal spreading
36 8,957,337 Rigid keyboard mechanism
37 8,957,296 Chord training and assessment systems
38 8,956,784 Reduced-weight fuel cell plate with corrosion resistant coating
39 8,956,718 Transparent conductor thin film formation
40 8,956,290 Lifestyle companion system
41 8,956,036 Method and apparatus for backlighting a device