Apple patents granted on 22 March 2011

22 US patents granted on 22 March 2011 and assigned to Apple

1 D634,742 Electronic device
2 7,913,297 Pairing of wireless devices using a wired medium
3 7,913,186 Combined menu-list control element in a graphical user interface
4 7,913,032 Initiating memory wear leveling
5 7,912,994 Reducing connection time for mass storage class peripheral by internally prefetching file data into local cache in response to connection to host
6 7,912,964 Method and apparatus for refactoring a graph in a graphical programming language
7 7,912,962 Invitation to bind to a device
8 7,912,828 Pattern searching methods and apparatuses
9 7,912,730 Universal container for audio data
10 7,912,501 Audio I/O headset plug and plug detection circuitry
11 7,912,349 Validating frame dependency information
12 7,912,337 Spatial and temporal alignment of video sequences
13 7,912,317 Estimating and removing lens distortion from scenes
14 7,911,834 Analog interface for a flash memory die
15 7,911,780 Methods and apparatus for cooling electronic devices through user interfaces
16 7,911,771 Electronic device with a metal-ceramic composite component
17 7,911,565 Display that emits circularly-polarized light
18 7,911,472 System for reducing the number of programs necessary to render an image
19 7,911,397 Antennas for electronic devices
20 7,911,387 Handheld electronic device antennas
21 7,911,339 Shoe wear-out sensor, body-bar sensing system, unitless activity assessment and associated methods
22 7,910,843 Compact input device