Apple wins patent for iTunes user interface
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Apple wins patent for iTunes user interface



Apple has been granted a patent (number 8188357) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for the graphical user interface and methods of use thereof in a multimedia player. Think iTunes.

In a portable multimedia device, a method, apparatus, and system for providing user supplied configuration data are described. In one embodiment, a hierarchically ordered graphical user interface is provided. A first order, or home, interface provides a highest order of user selectable items each of which, when selected, results in an automatic transition to a lower order user interface associated with the selected item. In one of the described embodiments, the lower order interface includes other user selectable items associated with the previously selected item from the higher order user interface. The inventors are Jeffrey L. Robbin, Steve Jobs, Timothy Wasko, Greg Christie and Imran Chaudhri.

Several other Apple patents also popped up today at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. They include:

Patent number D660315 is for an icon for a portion of a display screen.

Patent number 8191036 is for a mechanism to support orphaned and partially configured objects are provided. A project includes a variety of objects. At least one object is designated as an orphaned object. The orphaned object lacks complete configuration details. Other objects of the project depend on the orphaned object and yet the other objects can load and process within the project as if the orphaned object was fully configured and available.

Patent number 81890017 involves an electro-mechanical shutter control. It involves a method in a camera device having an image sensor and an electro-mechanical shutter mechanism.

Patent number 8189429 is for microphone proximity detection regarding a mobile communications device contains at least two microphones.

Patent number 8189070 involves methods and apparatuses for implementing automatic exposure mechanisms for image capturing devices.

Patent number RE43438 is for an extensible, replaceable network component system that provides a platform for developing network navigation components that operate on a variety of hardware and software computer systems.

Patent numberRE43437 involves a storage volume handling system that utilizes disk images.

Patent number 8190614 is for systems and methods for compressing an index are described. In one exemplary method, the results of a search are annotated and then encoded into one or more chunks of compressed data in accordance with the annotations of the results.

Patent number 8190566 involves methods and apparatuses of a trusted index structure in a network environment. In one embodiment, a data processing system includes a master device and at least one slave device to communicate with each other through a network; and a master lock status of a shared storage device to determine the master device.

Patent number 8190205 is for the design of a male plug connector in a media player.

Patent number 8190123 involves a system for authentication of network usage.

Patent number 8190017 is for a method in a camera device having an image sensor and an electro-mechanical shutter mechanism.

Patent number 8189587 involves a routing table lookup algorithm employing search key having destination address and interface component.

Patent number 8190656 is for methods and apparatuses for managing file extensions in a processing system.

Patent number 8190638 involves methods and systems for managing data. Per the patent, a search is performed based on a search query of at least metadata of a first plurality of files and a set of a permissions is determined for a first user, wherein the set of permissions defines at least a right to view information. Results of the search are displayed based upon the set of permissions.

Patent number 8190441 is for playback by a decoder of a lossy compressed digital media file without quantization gaps is disclosed. The digital media file can be formed of a number of audio samples grouped into a corresponding number of audio frames.

 
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