Apple patents granted on 17 July 2012

25 US patents granted on 17 July 2012 and assigned to Apple

1 8,225,325 Multi-dimensional thread grouping for multiple processors
2 8,225,228 Collaborative media production
3 8,225,208 Interactive frames for images and videos displayed in a presentation application
4 8,225,181 Efficient re-read operations from memory devices
5 8,225,121 Forced idle of a data processing system
6 8,225,100 Hash functions using recurrency and arithmetic
7 8,225,079 Accelerating system boot using a set of control data recorded by operating system during a first OS boot
8 8,225,061 Method and apparatus for protected content data processing
9 8,225,035 Systems and methods for operating a disk drive
10 8,224,972 Invitation to bind to a device
11 8,224,927 Protocol for remote user interface for portable media device with dynamic playlist management
12 8,224,918 Data synchronization protocol
13 8,224,751 Device-independent management of cryptographic information
14 8,224,661 Adapting masking thresholds for encoding audio data
15 8,224,086 Methods and apparatuses for restoring color and enhancing electronic images
16 8,223,986 Electronic device and external equipment with digital noise cancellation and digital audio path
17 8,223,875 Beamforming for non-collaborative, space division multiple access systems
18 8,223,845 Multithread processing of video frames
19 8,223,483 Dock with moveable connector for display device
20 8,223,482 Portable hard drive and mounting structure for same
21 8,223,134 Portable electronic device, method, and graphical user interface for displaying electronic lists and documents
22 8,223,082 Slot antennas for electronic devices
23 8,223,077 Multisector parallel plate antenna for electronic devices
24 8,222,773 Power adapters for powering and/or charging peripheral devices
25 8,220,142 Method of forming a housing component