US Patent No: 7,643,895

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Portable media device with workout support

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Improved techniques and systems for utilizing a portable electronic device to monitor, process, present and manage data captured by a remote sensor are disclosed. The portable electronic device offers a convenient user interface that can be visual and/or audio based customized to a particular application, user-friendly and/or dynamic. The portable electronic device can pertain to a portable media player and thus also provide media playback.

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APPLE INC.CUPERTINO, CA10915

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Archibald, John Wesley Sunnyvale, CA 14 257
Gupta, Sandeep Delhi, IN 91 411
Marriott, Greg Honolulu, HI 59 832
Shayer, David A Palo Alto, CA 12 99
Sprauer, Max San Jose, CA 8 93
Wells, Shannon E Santa Clara, CA 8 93

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6,226,622 Methods and devices utilizing a GPS tracking system 108 1995
5,897,457 Athletic performance monitoring system 74 1996
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5,734,337 Vehicle speed monitoring system 111 1996
5,761,096 Speed-sensing projectile 57 1996
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6,041,023 Portable digital radio and compact disk player 151 1999
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6,217,183 Keyboard having illuminated keys 113 2000
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6,529,131 Electronic tether 72 2001
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6,918,677 Illuminated keyboard 76 2002
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