Apple patents granted on 17 January 2012

22 US patents granted on 17 January 2012 and assigned to Apple

1 D652,428 Icon for a portion of a display screen
2 D652,426 Icon for a portion of a display screen
3 8,099,665 Organizing and sorting media menu items
4 8,099,591 Techniques and graphical user interfaces for categorical shuffle
5 8,099,536 Communication between an accessory and a media player with general and accessory lingoes
6 8,099,528 Data filtering using central DMA mechanism
7 8,099,476 Updatable real-time or near real-time streaming
8 8,099,473 Variant streams for real-time or near real-time streaming
9 8,099,392 Electronic backup of applications
10 8,099,332 User interface for application management for a mobile device
11 8,099,258 Smart garment
12 8,099,252 Self-test power management unit
13 8,099,091 Method to control configuration change times in a wireless device
14 8,099,079 Method and system for distributing data to mobile devices
15 8,098,838 Detecting the repositioning of an earphone using a microphone and associated action
16 8,098,534 Integrated circuit with separate supply voltage for memory that is different from logic circuit supply voltage
17 8,098,262 Arbitrary fractional pixel movement
18 8,098,261 Pillarboxing correction
19 8,098,256 Video acquisition with integrated GPU processing
20 8,098,250 Adaptive and dynamic text filtering
21 8,098,233 Wide touchpad on a portable computer
22 8,097,956 Flexible packaging for chip-on-chip and package-on-package technologies