Apple patents granted on 28 August 2012

55 US patents granted on 28 August 2012 and assigned to Apple

1 RE43,613 Mobile telephone terminal with improved utility
2 D666,214 Media device
3 D666,212 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
4 D666,209 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
5 D666,202 Housing plate
6 8,256,005 Protection of audio or video data in a playback device
7 8,255,895 Distributing and synchronizing objects
8 8,255,876 Execution difference identification tool
9 8,255,834 Displaying a set of data elements
10 8,255,830 Methods and graphical user interfaces for editing on a multifunction device with a touch screen display
11 8,255,826 Method and apparatus for resizing buffered windows
12 8,255,815 Motion picture preview icons
13 8,255,810 Portable touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for using emoji characters while in a locked mode
14 8,255,798 Device, method, and graphical user interface for electronic document translation on a touch-screen display
15 8,255,796 Efficient creation of documents
16 8,255,789 Providing spreadsheet features
17 8,255,758 Decoding of error correction code using partial bit inversion
18 8,255,731 Methods and apparatus for power state based backup
19 8,255,671 Processor employing split scheduler in which near, low latency operation dependencies are tracked separate from other operation dependencies
20 8,255,670 Replay reduction for power saving
21 8,255,640 Media device with intelligent cache utilization
22 8,255,571 Updating multiple computing devices
23 8,255,545 Dual-phase content synchronization
24 8,255,436 Per thread garbage collection
25 8,255,428 Graphical representation of assets stored on a portable media device
26 8,255,389 Automatic relevance filtering
27 8,255,371 Methods and apparatuses for data protection
28 8,255,360 Synchronization of database changes among multiple devices
29 8,255,323 Motion based payment confirmation
30 8,255,069 Digital audio processor
31 8,255,009 Radio frequency communications circuitry with power supply voltage and gain control
32 8,255,003 Missed telephone call management for a portable multifunction device
33 8,254,993 Remote messaging for mobile communication device and accessory
34 8,254,969 Wireless communication network having a broadcast system for information distribution
35 8,254,917 Method and system for managing delivery of communications
36 8,254,902 Apparatus and methods for enforcement of policies upon a wireless device
37 8,254,880 Access control
38 8,254,828 Methods and systems for mixing media with communications
39 8,254,760 Pixel analysis and frame alignment for background frames
40 8,254,646 Image preprocessing
41 8,254,624 Architecture for exporting digital images
42 8,254,592 Electronic device and external equipment with configurable audio path circuitry
43 8,254,572 Secure provisioning of a portable device using a representation of a key
44 8,254,568 Secure booting a computing device
45 8,254,461 Method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding with reduced requirements for division operations
46 8,254,459 Adaptive motion estimation
47 8,254,429 Communication systems and methods
48 8,254,284 Hybrid ARQ schemes with soft combining in variable rate packet data applications
49 8,253,852 Embedded camera with privacy filter
50 8,253,759 Method and apparatus for anti-aliasing scan conversion
51 8,253,747 User interface for controlling animation of an object
52 8,253,695 Email client for a portable multifunction device
53 8,253,518 Foldable cover for electronic device
54 8,253,004 Patch time out for use in a media application
55 8,250,724 Method for handheld computer device