Apple patents granted on 23 August 2011

20 US patents granted on 23 August 2011 and assigned to Apple

1 8,006,250 Creating an object in an object-oriented programming platform
2 8,006,194 Associating an object with a relevant data source
3 8,006,192 Layered graphical user interface
4 8,006,185 Three dimensional viewer for video
5 8,006,121 Systems and methods for diagnosing and fixing electronic devices
6 8,006,020 Personal media device docking station having an accessory device detector
7 8,006,019 Method and system for transferring stored data between a media player and an accessory
8 8,006,002 Methods and systems for automatic configuration of peripherals
9 8,005,864 Index aging and merging
10 8,005,139 Encoding with visual masking
11 8,004,529 Processing an animation file to provide an animated icon
12 8,004,525 Displaying interconnects having an appearance indicating data characteristics
13 8,004,500 Switched capacitor projection scan multi-touch sensor array
14 8,004,493 Methods and systems for providing sensory information to devices and peripherals
15 8,004,113 Methods and apparatuses for operating devices with solar power
16 RE42,639 Apparatus and method for rotating the display orientation of a captured image
17 D643,853 Icon for a portion of a display screen
18 D643,852 Icon for a portion of a display screen
19 D643,849 Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof
20 D643,844 Stand