Apple patents granted on 23 April 2013

53 US patents granted on 23 April 2013 and assigned to Apple

1 D680,544 Docking station
2 D680,495 Component of an electronic device
3 8,429,760 System and method for storing a password recovery secret
4 8,429,674 Maintaining data states upon forced exit
5 8,429,637 System and method for conditional expansion obfuscation
6 8,429,581 Method for verifying functional equivalence between a reference IC design and a modified version of the reference IC design
7 8,429,580 Method for preparing for and formally verifying a modified integrated circuit design
8 8,429,562 Graphical user interface for computers having variable size icons
9 8,429,557 Application programming interfaces for scrolling operations
10 8,429,556 Chunking data records
11 8,429,530 User interface for media playback
12 8,429,506 Channel quality index feedback reduction for broadband systems
13 8,429,498 Dual ECC decoder
14 8,429,493 Memory device with internal signap processing unit
15 8,429,425 Electronic backup and restoration of encrypted data
16 8,429,407 Digital handshake between devices
17 8,429,286 Methods and systems for rapid data acquisition over the internet
18 8,429,223 Systems and methods for facilitating group activities
19 8,429,208 Methods and systems for managing data
20 8,429,126 Object graph editing context and methods of use
21 8,429,123 Synchronization improvements
22 8,429,109 Segmented graphical representations for recommending elements
23 8,428,893 Event recognition
24 8,428,758 Dynamic audio ducking
25 8,428,606 Communicating control information including an index
26 8,428,570 Service provider activation
27 8,428,308 Estimating subject motion for capture setting determination
28 8,428,287 Earbuds with electrostatic discharge protection
29 8,428,251 System and method for stream/block cipher with internal random states
30 8,428,237 Push-to-talk wireless telecommunications system utilizing a voice-over-IP network
31 8,428,167 Method of estimating the symbols of a digital signal and receiver for implementing said method
32 8,428,127 Method of performing rate control for a compression system
33 8,428,123 Efficient use of storage in encoding and decoding video data streams
34 8,428,080 Method to control reconfiguration of multiple radio access bearers in a wireless device
35 8,428,010 Location-based network detection
36 8,428,003 Method and system for WiMAX R4 auto-discovery and configuration
37 8,427,499 Display color correcting system
38 8,427,492 Multi-platform optimization techniques for image-processing operations
39 8,427,449 Method for providing human input to a computer
40 8,427,445 Visual expander
41 8,427,438 Virtual input tools
42 8,427,379 Modular material antenna assembly
43 8,427,377 Antenna system
44 8,427,376 Electronic devices with parasitic antenna resonating elements that reduce near field radiation
45 8,427,296 Method and apparatus for determining the relative positions of connectors
46 8,426,718 Simulating several instruments using a single virtual instrument
47 8,426,716 Intelligent keyboard interface for virtual musical instrument
48 8,425,325 Automatically generating a book describing a user’s videogame performance
49 8,425,286 Quick release structures for a computer
50 8,425,257 Edge connector for shielded adapter
51 8,425,243 Magnetically activated connector port cover
52 8,424,756 Combined business/gift card with redemption notification
53 8,424,162 Multi-position magnetic detents