Apple patents granted on 18 October 2011

20 US patents granted on 18 October 2011 and assigned to Apple

1 D647,107 Housing for an electronic device
2 D647,106 Display module for an electronic device
3 D647,080 Docking station
4 8,041,981 Synchronizing timing domains based on state variables
5 8,041,968 Power management for driving display with baseband portion when application portion is in low power mode
6 8,041,848 Media processing method and device
7 8,041,755 Fast static rotator/shifter with non two’s complemented decode and fast mask generation
8 8,041,438 Data-driven media management within an electronic device
9 8,041,300 Adapter
10 8,041,291 Delivering content to mobile electronic communications devices
11 8,041,186 Propagating metadata associated with digital video
12 8,041,126 Intelligent document scanning
13 8,040,689 Support tabs for protecting a circuit board from applied forces
14 8,040,465 External light illumination of display screens
15 8,040,360 Methods of manipulating a screen space of a display device
16 8,040,359 System for emulating graphics operations
17 8,040,353 System for emulating graphics operations
18 8,040,326 Integrated in-plane switching display and touch sensor
19 8,040,319 Modifying a value based on a user’s directional motions independent of cursor position
20 8,039,360 Method of assembling integrated circuit components