Patents Assigned to Mitac International Corp.
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9052213
    Abstract: A navigation apparatus for dynamically displaying multiple frames of house number and its method. The navigation apparatus comprises a road information temporary storage module, a frame information temporary storage module, a processing module and a display unit. The real-time road information is temporarily stored at the road information temporary storage module; a house number information, a point of interesting or user customized information is temporarily stored at the frame information temporary storage module. Furthermore, the processing module updates the real-time road information and the house number information, the point of interesting or the user customized information corresponding to real-time road information according to a global positioning system signal. The display unit displays real-time road information and plays house number information, the point of interesting or user customized information by turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignees: MiTAC International Corp., MiTAC Research (Shanghai) Ltd.
    Inventor: Jing-Shi Meng
  • Patent number: 9026621
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a peer-to-peer scenic information sharing navigating device and its method, including a positioning unit for receiving a positioning message to determine position information of a point of interest; an information capturing unit for obtaining scenic spot information of the point of interest; a control unit for receiving the scenic spot information and its corresponding position information, and generating a scenic spot release index based on an identity identification message; a storage unit for storing the scenic spot information according to the control unit; and a communication unit for transmitting the scenic spot release index to a server. If another navigating device accesses the scenic spot release index through the server and requests to download, the control unit will retrieve the scenic spot information from the storage unit, and the communication unit will transmit a part of the scenic spot information to the other navigating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignees: Mitac International Corp., Mitac Computer (Shun De) Ltd.
    Inventor: Xi-Ping Luo
  • Patent number: 9014964
    Abstract: A navigation apparatus is capable of image-capturing and is used to implement a navigation method including the steps of: a) obtaining current location information associated with the navigation apparatus, and location information of a reference target along a planned route that is being traversed; b) capturing real-time navigation images of the planned route according to an image-capture configuration parameter; c) obtaining a display screen position associated with the reference target with reference to the current location information, the target location information, and the image-capture configuration parameter; and d) showing on the display device the navigation images together with a mark corresponding in position to the display screen position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Hsing-Ping Kuo
  • Patent number: 9002142
    Abstract: A method is to be implemented by an electronic apparatus having a map database established therein, and includes the steps of: receiving a user-specified input image of an area of interest, and obtaining from the map database a reference map that encompasses the area of interest; selecting a set of feature points in the user-specified input image, and a set of map points in the reference map that correspond in geographical features to the feature points; transforming the user-specified input image according to positional differences between the feature points and the corresponding map points to thereby obtain a to-be-registered image having adjusted feature points corresponding in position to the map points; overlaying the to-be-registered image onto the reference map to thereby obtain a customized composite map image; and outputting the customized composite map image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Shun-Cheng Hung
  • Patent number: 8983766
    Abstract: To provide useful information to a user of a personal navigation device (PND) related to their current mode of transportation the PND receives a plurality of satellite navigation signals, utilizes the plurality of satellite navigation signals to determine position of the PND, determines a plurality of data based on the plurality of satellite navigation signals, utilizing the plurality of data as inputs to a statistical model to determine the mode of transportation, determines the information corresponding to the mode of transportation, and displays the information corresponding to the mode of transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Simon Dean Morley
  • Patent number: 8959620
    Abstract: A method for composing an authentication password associated with an electronic device is implemented by a password composing system including a display, a receiving unit, and a processing unit. In the method, the display is configured to display a start point, and a plurality of displayed paths. The receiving unit is configured to detect a set of user-input movements of a contact point at the display. The processing unit is configured to determine whether the user-input movements conform with a predefined valid user-input gesture, store a plurality of codes corresponding to the valid user-input gestures, and to compose the authentication password according to valid ones of the series of the user-input movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventors: Ching-Teng Hsueh, Hui-Chun Yang
  • Patent number: 8923805
    Abstract: An emergency rescue system and a handheld electronic device and an emergency rescue method are provided. The emergency rescue system comprises a help-seeking device, a rescue device and a server. The help-seeking device is used to position, and used to provide a help-seeker to input situation information to send a help-seeking message to the server. The rescue device is used to position and send a positioning message to the server. The sever is used to compare the help-seeking message and the positioning message to execute a supply-demand pairing, and used to send the help-seeking message and the positioning message to the help-seeking device and the rescue device respectively for making the help-seeking device can communicate with the rescue device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: Mitac International Corp., Mitac Computer (Shun De) Ltd.
    Inventor: Meng Single
  • Patent number: 8904440
    Abstract: An apparatus for favorite program recommendations is provided. In the apparatus: a user interface module receives a channel indication signal indicating a TV channel; a tuner module receives a digital TV signal comprising current program information corresponding to the TV channel and program guide information; a processing unit analyzes at least one program keyword from the current program information to determine a current program type corresponding to a current program, and accumulates a favor weighting value of the current program type in a program weightings record which keeps a plurality of favor weighting values respectively corresponding to a plurality of program types. The processing unit also selects from the program guide information at least one recommended program according to at least one of the program types with the corresponding favor weighting value over a first predetermined threshold in the program weightings record, and generates a recommendation list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Hsing-Ping Kuo
  • Publication number: 20140344317
    Abstract: A method for protecting network uploaded information and a storage control system. The method includes the following steps: performing a segmentation program for uploaded information by a storage control system; dividing the uploaded information to form a plurality of information segments by the storage control system after the segmentation process; and transmitting and storing the plurality of information segments respectively through the storage control system to a plurality ones of network storage space. In this way, the present invention may prevent the other user to crack and obtain the uploaded information easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicants: MiTAC Research (Shanghai) Ltd., MiTAC International Corp.
    Inventor: Wei-Chiang Cho
  • Publication number: 20140342706
    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: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicants: MITAC RESEARCH (SHANGHAI) LTD., MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Simon Cao
  • Publication number: 20140340329
    Abstract: A touch controlled screen apparatus which includes a storage module, a touch controlled display module and a processing module. The storage module stores at least one predetermined icon program, and the predetermined icon program has a graphic interface. The touch controlled display module displays the graphic interface and detects a touch contact or a touch track to generate a touch signal. When the processing module receives an execution signal at a first status of the touch controlled screen apparatus, the processing module executes the at least one predetermined icon program, and generates an operation signal according to touch signal corresponding to operation on the graphic interface. When the processing module determines that the operation signal matches a predetermined condition, the processing module closes the at least one predetermined icon program, and controls the touch controlled screen apparatus to change to a second status from the first status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicants: MiTAC Research (Shanghai) Ltd., MiTAC International Corp.
    Inventor: Xin Chen
  • Patent number: 8892360
    Abstract: A method of generating a suggested navigation route with a portable electronic device includes presenting a map to a user on a touch-sensitive screen of the portable electronic device, and receiving touch input from a user stroking the touch-sensitive screen from a touch-down location corresponding to a starting point on the map to a release location corresponding to an ending point on the map for indicating a location of a preferred route, the preferred route beginning with the starting point and finishing with the ending point. The method further includes generating the suggested navigation route by selecting streets for the suggested navigation route according to the preferred route in order to closely approximate the preferred route, presenting the suggested navigation route to the user on the touch-sensitive screen, and providing navigation assistance to the user for guiding the user along the suggested navigation route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Takuya Otani
  • Patent number: 8892067
    Abstract: A method of displaying fitness data on a portable electronic device in communication with a mobile phone includes storing a database in a memory of the mobile phone, the database including geographic data, receiving, with the mobile phone, position signals indicating a current position of the mobile phone, and generating fitness data on the mobile phone according to position signals received by the mobile phone over time. The method also includes transmitting a request from the portable electronic device to the mobile phone for requesting fitness data to be sent from the mobile phone to the portable electronic device, the portable electronic device being separate from the mobile phone, transmitting requested fitness data from the mobile phone to the portable electronic device in response to the request received by the mobile phone, and displaying the requested fitness data on a display of the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventors: Juhang Kuo, Clark Weber, Anthony Pelosi, Mike Maxson, Anthony Eng Huat Lim
  • Patent number: 8880346
    Abstract: This invention discloses a navigation device and a control method. The navigation device includes input modules, display modules and a processing module. The input modules receive drag signals inputted by a user. The display modules include a primary display screen and at least one secondary display screen, and the primary display screen displays map information or a point of interest, and the at least one secondary display screen is pivotally coupled to an adjacent side of the primary display screen and superimposed onto the primary display screen. The processing module receives the drag signal and analyzes the map information, the point of interest or both according to the drag signal to obtain a regional map, point-of-interest information or a local path planning, and controls the at least one secondary display screen to display the regional map, the point-of-interest information or the local path planning according to the drag signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignees: Mitac International Corp., Mitac Research (Shanghai) Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Min Lu
  • Patent number: 8855918
    Abstract: A method of assisting a user of a personal navigation device with automatically selecting a route after the personal navigation device transitions from driving mode to walking mode includes detecting a mode transition in the personal navigation device from driving mode to walking mode, recording a vehicle location where the mode transition from driving mode to walking mode occurs, receiving a request from the user to create navigation instructions to a destination location, determining a distance from the current location to the destination location, and guiding the user back to the vehicle location by providing walking instructions with the personal navigation device when the distance from the current location to the destination location is greater than or equal to a threshold distance and then guiding the user to the destination location by providing driving instructions with the personal navigation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventors: Paul Ranford, Richard Stanton
  • Publication number: 20140283009
    Abstract: A method for composing an authentication password associated with an electronic device is implemented by a password composing system including a display, a receiving unit, and a processing unit. In the method, the display is configured to display a start point, and a plurality of displayed paths. The receiving unit is configured to detect a set of user-input movements of a contact point at the display. The processing unit is configured to determine whether the user-input movements conform with a predefined valid user-input gesture, store a plurality of codes corresponding to the valid user-input gestures, and to compose the authentication password according to valid ones of the series of the user-input movements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventors: Ching-Teng HSUEH, Hui-Chun YANG
  • Patent number: 8832473
    Abstract: A cloud server system may include a power module, a plurality of first connectors, at least one computer module including a second connector detachably electrically plugged into one of the each first connectors for receiving operational power, and a detection circuit configured to detect whether the first connector is electrically plugged into the second connector or not electrically plugged into the second connector to obtain the connection status. The cloud server system may further include a control module configured to act as a docking station interfacing with the internet for the at least one computer module so that the at least one computer module is hot swappable, and a plurality of fans. The control module may be configured to activate/deactivate and/or alter rotational speed of at least one of the plurality of fans according to the connection status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Gary Simon Rumney
  • Patent number: 8818727
    Abstract: A method of assisting a user of a personal navigation device with parking nearby a destination location includes receiving instructions from the user to create navigation instructions to the destination location, determining that the destination location is in an urban area, querying whether the user requires parking, and presenting a plurality of nearby parking areas to the user when the user requests parking, receiving the user's choice of a selected parking area from the plurality of nearby parking areas presented to the user, and planning a route to the destination location using the selected parking area as an intermediate destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Richard Stanton
  • Patent number: D730199
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Matthieu Gabriel Marie Gerard-Goddet