Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Joe Zheng
  • Patent number: 8251821
    Abstract: A movable game controller for controlling aspects of a computer controlled game display with apparatus for determining the linear and angular motion of that movable controller. The apparatus includes a plurality of self-contained inertial sensors for sensing the tri-axial linear and tri-axial angular motion of the moving controller. Each sensor is mounted at a fixed linear position and orientation with respect to the others. The linear and angular motion of the controller is computed from the correlated motion sensor readings of each of the plurality of self-contained inertial sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: AiLive, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Yen, Ian Wright, Xiaoyuan Tu, Stuart Reynolds, William Robert Powers, III, Charles Musick, Jr., John Funge, Daniel Dobson
  • Patent number: 8195585
    Abstract: Techniques for supporting generalized motion recognition are disclosed. A set of motion recognizers created from training sets of labeled processed motion signals is provided, each of the component outputs is transformed. When a motion signal including two or more component outputs is received, the component outputs are transformed into device-independent motion signals, where each of the component outputs describes a different component of a motion made by a user. The motion recognizers are applied to the motion signal to build generalized motion recognizers responsive to the motion sensitive device that has generated the motion signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: AiLive, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Tu, Yoichiro Kawano, Charles Musick, Jr., William Robert Powers, III, Stuart Reynolds, Dana Wilkinson, Ian Wright, Wei Yen
  • Patent number: 8156067
    Abstract: Techniques for performing anytime motion recognition are disclosed. Based on a motion signal received from a motion-sensitive device being manipulated by a user as a way to interact with an application, a processing unit is configured to a set of prototypes included in a motion recognizer to generate a recognition signal from the motion signal in response to the motion recognizer. A prototype is eliminated out of the set of the prototypes from further consideration when a corresponding running distance of the prototype to the motion signal is beyond a predefined measurement so that the motion recognition speeds up as time passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: AiLive, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Tu, Yoichiro Kawano, Charles Musick, Jr., William Robert Powers, III, Stuart Reynolds, Dana Wilkinson, Ian Wright, Wei Yen
  • Patent number: 8127820
    Abstract: Techniques for producing optical medium that can be read at substantially high speeds with greater stability and accuracy are disclosed. According to one aspect of the techniques, a molding station includes an optimized stampler which does not have an exact inverse image of a replica. To account for an inherent distortion in a substrate after being stamped, a stampler is pre-distorted so that the pit geometry in the stamped substrate becomes nearly perfect after the inherent distortion. In one embodiment, the injection of a molten material, the mold position and compression are respectively controlled to account for possible non-uniform density distribution of the material. To provide an effective bonding process, a bonding station is employed with what is referred to as index bonding technique and/or pulse bonding technique. The index bonding is provided to ensure that non-flatness of substrates is compensated when two substrates are bonded together so as to minimize possible dynamic imbalance of a disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Anwell Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Kai Leung Fan, Ming Sang Yeung
  • Patent number: 8125284
    Abstract: Techniques of compensating frequency in an output in reference to a reference frequency signal are disclosed. The reference frequency signal may be from a crystal oscillator or other oscillators. Due to the changes of the temperature, the reference frequency signal drifts. According to one aspect of the techniques, a temperature frequency correction word is generated in accordance with a frequency compensation value in view of a current temperature to generate a substantially temperature compensated frequency output from a reference frequency signal. The frequency control word is produced from a successive approximation circuit configured to produce the temperature frequency correction word in accordance with the frequency compensation value in view of the current temperature. Both the temperature frequency correction word and a frequency control word are data represented in a sequence of bits. As a result, the compensated frequency output can be of high precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventors: Mi Zhang, Weixun Cao
  • Patent number: 8118218
    Abstract: Techniques for portable devices functioning as an electronic purse (e-purse) are disclosed. According to one aspect of the invention, a mechanism is provided to enable a portable device to conduct transactions over an open network with a payment server without compromising security. In one embodiment, a device is loaded with an e-purse manager. The e-purse manager is configured to manage various transactions and functions as a mechanism to access an emulator therein. The transactions may be conducted over a wired network or a wireless network. A three-tier security model is contemplated to support the security of the transactions from the e-purse. The three-tier security model includes a physical security, an e-purse security and a card manager security, concentrically encapsulating one with another. Security keys (either symmetric or asymmetric) are personalized within the three-tier security model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignees: Rich House Global Technology Ltd., RFCyber Corp.
    Inventors: Liang Seng Koh, Futong Cho, Hsin Pan, Fuliang Cho
  • Patent number: 8112371
    Abstract: Techniques for performing motion recognition using generalized motion recognition capability are disclosed. At least two types of sensors are used to generate sensor signals about a motion made by a user. The sensor signals are then transformed to device-independent motion signals that may be used to build generalized motion recognizers or used with one or more generalized motion recognizers responsive to the sensors. At least one of objects in a virtual interactive environment is responsive to a recognition signal determined from the motion signal and the generalized motion recognizers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: AiLive, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Tu, Yoichiro Kawano, Charles Musick, Jr., William Robert Powers, III, Stuart Reynolds, Dana Wilkinson, Ian Wright, Wei Yen
  • Patent number: 8107020
    Abstract: The invention pertains to an improved LCOS microdevice that eliminates colored lights required generally in a prior art system. According to one aspect of the present invention, the LCOS structure uses color filters directly in the LCOS chip. Depending on the number of colors being used, the color filters are arranged repeatedly according to a predefined pattern across an entire LCOS chip to coincide with pixels in the microdevice. When a white light is focused onto the LCOS microdevice, it reflects a color image that is then magnified and projected onto a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignees: Wuhan Splendid Optronics Technology Co., Ltd., Worship holdings limited
    Inventor: Darwin Hu
  • Patent number: 8087809
    Abstract: Designs of bottle sets are disclosed to highlight a sign in a transparent container. In one embodiment, a bottle set includes a bottle and a base. A fixture is provided and disposed within the bottle. The fixture includes a light guide extended from an interior bottom of the bottle. The bottle is positioned onto the base, where the base provides a light source lighting of which is guided through the light guide to shine the mark on the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Simont Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Tikhman, Anatoly Tikhman, Michael Kapgan
  • Patent number: 8051024
    Abstract: Techniques for tuning motion recognizers in motion detections are described. The motion recognizers are created or generated in advance by trained users. The motion recognizers are then loaded into a processing unit that receives motion signals from a handheld motion sensitive device being controlled by an end user. While motion recognition of the motion signals is being made, some or all of the motion recognizers are tuned by the motion signals to make the motion recognizers more adaptive to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: AiLive, Inc.
    Inventors: Curt Bererton, Daniel Dobson, John Funge, Charles Musick, Jr., Stuart Reynolds, Xiaoyuan Tu, Ian Wright, Wei Yen
  • Patent number: 8041659
    Abstract: Techniques for motion recognition using multiple data streams are disclosed. Multiple data streams from inertia sensors as well as non-inertial sensors are received to derive a motion recognition signal from motion recognizers. These motion recognizers are originally constructed from a training set of motion signals and may be updated with received multiple sensing signals. In one aspect, multiple data streams are converted to device-independent motion signals that are applied with the motion recognizers to provide a generalized motion recognition capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: AiLive, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Tu, Yoichiro Kawano, Charles Musick, Jr., William Robert Powers, III, Stuart Reynolds, Dana Wilkinson, Ian Wright, Wei Yen
  • Patent number: 8040426
    Abstract: An automatic focusing mechanism comprises a plurality of lenses and an image sensor disposed along an optical axis, an electromagnetic driving device for generating an electromagnetic force to drive the image sensor to move along the optical axis, and a position-limited device for limiting the movement of the image sensor along the optical axis. The image sensor is driven by the electromagnetic force and moved along the optical axis, and the distance between the lenses and the image sensor is properly adjusted, thereby realizing automatic focusing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: China Mobile Internet Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Chao-hui Zhou
  • Patent number: 8016592
    Abstract: A thermal processing system is disclosed. The thermal processing system includes a transfer stage, one or more thermal processing chambers and an interface to a deposition equipment. The transfer stage is provided to receive workpieces for thermal processing. Further the transfer stage is provided as a mechanism to move workpieces from one chamber to another chamber. The thermal processing chamber includes a heat manipulation system to heat up or cool down the workpieces. The thermal processing chamber is designed to accommodate a platform that positions each of the workpieces vertically. As a result, all workpieces are moved together with the platform to be transferred, for example, from one chamber to another chamber. Depending on implementation, the platform may be implemented to include a fixture or a plurality of fixtures, where all of the workpieces may be removably held up by the fixture or each of the workpieces is removably held up by one of the fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Dongguan Anwell Digital Machinery Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun Wah Fan
  • Patent number: 7996464
    Abstract: Techniques for providing a graphic environment to facilitate communication with one or more users in a directory. The directory includes a plurality of registered users and a corresponding status thereof. At least one of the registered users in the directory is associated with an iconic image that is automatically enlarged when the user selected. In one implementation, an icon may appear as a thumbnail photo of the user. When enlarged, an iconic image is shown as a photo of sufficient resolution of the user for easy recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Complatform LLC
    Inventors: Jinsheng Wang, Lu Wang
  • Patent number: 7996469
    Abstract: A collaborative communication system is disclosed. The collaborative communication system allows registered user to share a file with online or offline users by sending the file to a store remotely located with respect to a client machine being used by a sender. Each of the registered users is assigned an identifier that is not in form of the traditional email address. A designated recipient receives a notification of the availability of the file when the recipient logs into the system, where the delivery of the notification is based on the identifier of the recipient. The designated recipient may access the file whenever it is deemed convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Complatform LLC
    Inventors: Jinsheng Wang, Lu Wang
  • Patent number: 7991528
    Abstract: An interior rear-view mirror for cars is so designed that a portable GPS device may be readily mounted on. Depending on implementation, a portable GPS device may be slid in or clipped onto a rear-view mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Infogation Corporation
    Inventor: Kent Qing Pu
  • Patent number: 7953246
    Abstract: Techniques for performing motion recognition with minimum delay are disclosed. A processing unit is provided to receive motion signals from at least one motion sensing device, where the motion signal describes motions made by a user. The processing unit is configured to access a set of prototypes included in a motion recognizer to generate corresponding recognition signals from the motion signals in response to the motion recognizer without considering one or more of the prototypes completely in the motion recognizer. Movements of at least one of the objects in a virtual interactive environment is responsive to the recognition signals such that feedback from the motions to control the one of the objects is immediate and substantially correct no matter how much of the motion signals have been received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: AiLive Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Tu, Yoichiro Kawano, Charles Musick, Jr., William Robert Powers, III, Stuart Reynolds, Dana Wilkinson, Ian Wright, Wei Yen
  • Patent number: 7937243
    Abstract: Techniques for non-disruptive embedding of specialized elements are disclosed. In one aspect of the techniques, ontology is defined to specify an application domain. A program interface (API) is also provided for creating raw features by a developer. Thus a module is provided for at least one form of statistical analysis within the ontology. The module is configured automatically in a computing device with the API in response to a system consistent with the ontology, wherein the system has no substantial requirement for specialized knowledge of that form of statistical analysis, and the module has no substantial requirement for specialized knowledge of particular functions provided by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: AiLive, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Yen, Ian Wright, Dana Wilkinson, Xiaoyuan Tu, Stuart Reynolds, William Robert Powers, III, Charles Musick, Jr., John Funge, Daniel Dobson
  • Patent number: D636645
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: Mark Bell
  • Patent number: D638841
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: AiLive Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Musick, Jr., Robert Kay, Dana Wilkinson