Patents Assigned to Mitac International Corp.
  • Patent number: 10473467
    Abstract: A method for determining which level a vehicle is at when the vehicle is on a multi-level road system is to be implemented by a vehicle auxiliary system that includes a vehicle equipment unit and a server unit. The method includes the steps of: obtaining visual media data of surroundings of the vehicle generated by an image capturing module of the vehicle equipment unit; receiving reference data associated with surroundings of a vehicle in the multi-level road system from the server unit; and generating a recognition result indicating at which level the vehicle is by performing an image-matching technique on the visual media data and the reference data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Neng Liu
  • Patent number: 10366280
    Abstract: A method for measuring periodic motion of an object includes the steps of: after receiving an axial acceleration and a radial acceleration, calculating a first included angle between a composite acceleration, which is a sum of the axial acceleration and the radial acceleration, and one of an axial direction and a radial direction, and a second included angle between the composite acceleration and the other one of the axial direction and the radial direction; and based on a magnitude relation between the second included angle and the first included angle, controlling a periodic motion counter to increment a motion counter value which is associated with a number of times the periodic motion of the object has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Hsiang-Yu Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20170336209
    Abstract: A method for determining which level a vehicle is at when the vehicle is on a multi-level road system is to be implemented by a vehicle auxiliary system that includes a vehicle equipment unit and a server unit. The method includes the steps of: obtaining visual media data of surroundings of the vehicle generated by an image capturing module of the vehicle equipment unit; receiving reference data associated with surroundings of a vehicle in the multi-level road system from the server unit; and generating a recognition result indicating at which level the vehicle is by performing an image-matching technique on the visual media data and the reference data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Neng Liu
  • Publication number: 20170322717
    Abstract: A method of selective display of vehicle information is to be implemented by an electronic system, and includes steps of: a) obtaining, by a processing unit of the electronic system, measured data of a physical quantity that is associated with a vehicle as generated by a sensing unit of the electronic system; b) making a determination, by the processing unit, as to whether the measured data satisfies a predefined criteria; c) controlling, by the processing unit when a result of the determination is affirmative, an output unit of the electronic system to display the measured data; and d) controlling, by the processing unit when the result of the determination is negative, the output unit to refrain from displaying the measured data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventors: Ying-Tz Cheng, Yen-Cheng Wu
  • Patent number: 9810537
    Abstract: A method of previewing off-road trails and viewing associated health requirements includes receiving selection of an off-road trail from a user, and displaying an overview of the selected off-road trail in response to receiving selection of the selected off-road trail from the user, the overview of the selected off-road trail indicating latitude and longitude coordinates associated with the selected off-road trail, elevation data associated with the selected off-road trail, and recommended minimum health guidelines associated with the selected off-road trail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Naveen Madapati
  • Publication number: 20170300857
    Abstract: An instantaneous logistics order processing system, includes one or more sensor, configured to detect cargo information, the cargo information includes a current cargo weight of a logistics vehicle; a mobile communications apparatus, configured to calculate a remaining-load capacity; and a remote server, configured to receive an instantaneous logistics order and determine whether to transmit the instantaneous logistics order to the mobile communications apparatus, if the instantaneous logistics order matches an order-taking condition, the mobile communications apparatus asks a user whether to take the instantaneous logistics order; if the user takes the instantaneous logistics order, a navigation application program automatically changes an original navigation route to a changed navigation route, the changed navigation route includes a pickup location of the instantaneous logistics order, and a cargo weight of the instantaneous logistics order is deducted from the remaining-load capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventors: Ying-Tz CHENG, Yen-Cheng WU
  • Patent number: 9739630
    Abstract: A method of adjusting a map area displayed on a portable electronic device includes displaying a map of a current location of the portable electronic device on a display of the portable electronic device, calculating a current speed of the portable electronic device, and adjusting data shown on the display by hiding menu information and increasing a size of the displayed map when the current speed of the portable electronic device is greater than a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Juhang Kuo
  • Patent number: 9591448
    Abstract: A method for generating a track file that contains notification information includes obtaining a raw track file and a road network data, determining whether each of consecutive two of recorded locations of the track file is on or off road segments of the road network data, generating a notification of change in road status when the consecutive two of the recorded locations are determined to be respectively on and off the road segments, calculating an included angle between two line segments which connect in sequence consecutive three of the recorded locations, determining whether the included angle is greater than a threshold value, and generating a notification of turning when the included angle is determined to be greater than the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Chung-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 9568330
    Abstract: A method of generating a suggested navigation route with a navigation device includes storing in a memory of the navigation device a map database containing names and locations of roads in a road network and off-road trail data containing locations of at least one off-road trail provided by a user of the navigation device, and merging off-road segments of the off-road trail with the roads of the road network to create a combined map database containing off-road segments and road segments. The method further includes receiving a request from the user for generating navigation directions to a destination location input by the user, generating the suggested navigation route using data stored in the combined map database, the suggested navigation route containing a combination of off-road segments and road segments, and providing navigation assistance to the user for guiding the user along the suggested navigation route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Alexey Samsonov
  • Patent number: 9500489
    Abstract: A method of adjusting a navigation route based on detected passenger sleep data includes generating a predetermined route with a device installed in a vehicle, providing navigational assistance for guiding a driver to follow the predetermined route, receiving sleep indicators for a passenger traveling in the vehicle, the sleep indicators indicating whether the passenger is sleeping, calculating a sleep session duration for the passenger according to the sleep indicators, generating with the device an alternate route in response to the sleep session duration exceeding a first time threshold, wherein the alternate route provides a longer route that requires more travel time than the predetermined route, providing navigational assistance to the driver for guiding the driver to follow the alternate route, and providing navigational assistance to the driver for guiding the driver to return to the predetermined route after the vehicle has followed the alternate route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Gene Gimtong Ng
  • Patent number: 9489362
    Abstract: In a questionnaire generating method for generating a graphical questionnaire, an electronic device provides a graphical element on a display, an editing interface that enables user input of graphical element information related to the graphical element, and an editing interface that enables user input of question information related to the question. Subsequently, the electronic device forms a schematic diagram that represents an object of interest using the graphical element and the graphical element information on the display, and generates the graphical questionnaire using the schematic diagram and the question information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventors: Polun Chang, Sheng-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 9417079
    Abstract: A navigation apparatus and a method for updating map data thereof are provided. A map database of the navigation apparatus stores data of a plurality of existed roads. When coordinates of the navigation apparatus are not located on any one of the existed roads, a comparison module of the navigation apparatus determines whether the shortest distance between the coordinates and the existed roads exceeds a predetermined threshold. If the shortest distance exceeds the predetermined threshold, a map data adding module updates a traveling path according to a plurality of succeeding coordinates of the navigation apparatus until the navigation apparatus is determined to return on one of the existed roads. When the map data adding module finishes updating the traveling path, the map data adding module stores data of the traveling path in the map database of the navigation apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignees: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP., MiTAC Research (Shanghai) Ltd.
    Inventor: Shuang Xie
  • Patent number: 9298170
    Abstract: A watch capable of automatically turning on a backlight and a related method includes: providing a watch and one or more wearable device both supporting a wireless communication protocol, establishing a communication between the watch and the wearable device via the wireless communication protocol, measuring a signal strength related to the communication, determining whether a distance condition is satisfied based on the signal strength, and turning on a backlight of the watch when the distance condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Yu-Siang Fang
  • Patent number: 9294894
    Abstract: A call reminder system includes a transmitting module and a processing module. The transmitting module receives an outside signal to generate a call signal. The processing module is connected to the transmitting module to receive the call signal and generate a call message corresponding to the call signal. When an executed signal is not received by the processing module in a first predetermined time, and the call message is in compliance with a reminder condition determined by the processing module, the processing module will generate a first reminder signal and deliver the first reminder signal to an external electronic device by the transmitting module. Thereby, the function of reminding the user of unanswered calls may be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignees: MiTAC International Corp., MiTAC Research (Shanghai) Ltd.
    Inventor: Simon Cao
  • Publication number: 20160077496
    Abstract: A watch capable of automatically turning on a backlight and a related method includes: providing a watch and one or more wearable device both supporting a wireless communication protocol, establishing a communication between the watch and the wearable device via the wireless communication protocol, measuring a signal strength related to the communication, determining whether a distance condition is satisfied based on the signal strength, and turning on a backlight of the watch when the distance condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: YU-SIANG FANG
  • Patent number: 9231423
    Abstract: A voltage at an output end of a switch of an electric vehicle supply equipment is detected before charging an electric vehicle. An earth leakage circuit breaker is tripped for cutting off power inputted to the switch and preventing the output end from outputting the power when the voltage is higher than a first predetermined value. The switch is turned on for outputting the power from the output end to charge the electric vehicle when the voltage is lower than the first predetermined value. A current is detected at the output end. Power inputted to the switch is cut off for preventing the output end from outputting the power when the current is higher than a second predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Chen-Kuan Wu
  • Patent number: 9228839
    Abstract: A method for generating split screen is disclosed. The method includes displaying a picture on a touch screen; touching the touch screen to circle a first area of the picture and to move along a first direction after circling the first area; and displaying and zooming out the picture in a first display block of the touch screen, and displaying and zooming in the first area in a second display block indicated by the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Chun-Ming Chen
  • Publication number: 20150338228
    Abstract: A route planning method includes: displaying, by an output device, a map and an original route from a departure point to a destination through at least two intermediate points on the map, the intermediate points being selected from a plurality of points of interest that are pre-stored in a storage device; transmitting, by an input device, an input signal to the processor in response to a user selection of a priority one of the intermediate points; upon receipt of the input signal, planning, by a processor, a modified route passing sequentially through the departure point, the priority one of the intermediate points, the remaining one(s) of the intermediate points and the destination; and displaying, by the output device, the modified route on the map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Meng-Fang HSIEH
  • Patent number: 9194715
    Abstract: A method of providing navigation guidance information to a user of a portable electronic device includes uploading a track file to a server, the track file containing a plurality of waypoints that form a track, adding a plurality of navigation points to the plurality of waypoints to produce a modified track file, the plurality of navigation points providing navigation guidance to the user of the portable electronic device, and the plurality of navigation points containing data for creating a graphical depiction of intersections associated with the turn-by-turn navigation guidance. The method further includes downloading the modified track file to the portable electronic device, and providing bi-directional turn-by-turn navigation guidance to the user of the portable electronic device when the user reaches each of the plurality of navigation points as the user follows the path indicated by the modified track file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Shan-Chih Yang
  • Patent number: 9124782
    Abstract: A movie ticket vending system, a hand-held electronic device and a method thereof. The movie ticket vending system includes a server and a handheld electronic device. A plurality of pieces of picture information and a plurality of pieces of service information are stored in the server. The handheld electronic device comprises a camera module, a transmitting module, a processing module and a positioning navigation module. The camera module captures a poster image. The transmitting module uploads the poster image to the server and the server compares the poster image with the plurality of pieces of picture information. The transmission module receives information corresponding to the poster image. The processing module receives a confirm signal to generate a navigation signal corresponding to the service information received by the transmission module. The GPS module generates a navigation route to guide a user to the cinema showing the corresponding movie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignees: MiTAC International Corp., MiTAC Computer (Shun De), Ltd.
    Inventor: Wilson Xu