Apple patents granted on 31 January 2012

13 US patents granted on 31 January 2012 and assigned to Apple

1 D653,236 Earphone
2 D653,213 Power module
3 8,108,685 Apparatus and method for indicating password quality and variety
4 8,108,650 Translation lookaside buffer (TLB) with reserved areas for specific sources
5 8,108,633 Shared stream memory on multiple processors
6 8,108,261 Store affiliation system
7 8,108,144 Location based tracking
8 8,107,183 Method and device for hard drive shock event detection
9 8,106,926 Controlling a display device to display portions of an entire image in a display area
10 8,106,856 Portable electronic device for photo management
11 8,106,836 Hybrid antennas for electronic devices
12 8,106,630 Method and system for operating a portable electronic device in a power-limited manner
13 8,104,911 Display system with distributed LED backlight