Apple patents granted on 18 January 2011

15 US patents granted on 18 January 2011 and assigned to Apple

1 7,873,917 Locking relationships among parameters in computer programs
2 7,873,916 Color labeling in a graphical user interface
3 7,873,912 Process and system for providing a reduced set of fields associated with a report layout
4 7,873,910 Configuration bar for lauching layer for accessing user interface elements
5 7,873,849 Motion sensor data processing using various power management modes
6 7,873,784 Method and apparatus for evaluating and improving disk access time in a raid system
7 7,873,771 Smart dock for chaining accessories
8 7,873,762 Digital phase relationship lock loop
9 7,873,630 Methods and systems for managing data
10 7,873,225 Video coding system providing separate coding chains for dynamically selected small-size or full-size playback
11 7,873,024 Synchronization of computer system clock using a local gateway
12 7,872,656 Virtualization of graphics resources
13 7,872,652 Application programming interfaces for synchronization
14 7,872,641 Light sensitive display
15 7,871,720 Battery assembly for use in an electronic device