Apple patents granted on 21 December 2010

12 US patents granted on 21 December 2010 and assigned to Apple

1 D629,419 User interface for computer display
2 D629,412 User interface for computer display
3 D629,396 Ear piece
4 7,856,605 Method, system, and graphical user interface for positioning an insertion marker in a touch screen display
5 7,856,602 Updatable menu items
6 7,856,564 Techniques for preserving media play mode information on media devices during power cycling
7 7,856,479 Method and apparatus for filtering email
8 7,856,424 User interface for backup management
9 7,856,059 Determining the number of unidirectional and bidirectional motion compensated frames to be encoded for a video sequence and detecting scene cuts in the video sequence
10 7,856,054 Scene change identification during encoding of compressed video
11 7,855,718 Multi-touch input discrimination
12 7,854,633 Low profile plug receptacle