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, CA9394

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Archibald, John Wesley Sunnyvale, CA 12 198
Gupta, Sandeep Delhi, IN 83 358
Marriott, Greg Honolulu, HI 57 673
Shayer, David A Palo Alto, CA 11 78
Sprauer, Max San Jose, CA 7 75
Wells, Shannon E Santa Clara, CA 7 75

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