Patents Assigned to Mitac International Corp.
  • Patent number: 8744492
    Abstract: A method of responding to incoming calls while driving includes establishing a connection between an electronic device and a mobile phone to enable the electronic device to receive calls through the mobile phone. The electronic device receives position signals, calculates a speed at which the electronic device is moving, and thereby calculates a driving speed. The electronic device determines whether the driving speed is greater than a speed threshold when the mobile phone has an incoming call. The electronic device presents the user of the electronic device with an option to answer the incoming call when the driving speed is less than the speed threshold, and the electronic device presents the user with the option to answer the incoming call when the driving speed is greater than the speed threshold and when a phone number associated with the incoming call is present in a list of important contact numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Juhang Kuo
  • Patent number: 8712684
    Abstract: A method of creating an exercise route for a user of a personal navigation device includes receiving a selection of a length of an exercise route to be generated, and generating a first plurality of suggested exercise routes according to a current position of the personal navigation device and the selected length of the exercise route, where each of the first plurality of suggested exercise routes has a starting point and ending point substantially equal to one another and equal to the current position of the personal navigation device. The method further includes displaying the first plurality of suggested exercise routes to the user on a display of the personal navigation device, receiving, from the user, selection of a selected suggested exercise route from the first plurality of suggested exercise routes, and displaying routing instructions on the display of the personal navigation device for the selected suggested exercise route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Iwan Van Hende
  • Patent number: 8700319
    Abstract: A method of creating a customizable exercise route for a user of a personal navigation device is disclosed. The method includes providing routing instructions for a user along a first route, recording a first speed for a user traveling between a first point and a second point on the first route, providing routing instructions for a user along a second route, recording a second speed for a user traveling between a third point and a fourth point on the second route, comparing the first speed and the second speed to calculate a performance difference related to the first route and the second route, and notifying the user about the performance difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventors: Mark Steven Kendall, Marcus Spranger, Mukesh Bhika
  • Patent number: 8694252
    Abstract: A personal navigation device includes a navigation console and a peripheral device. The navigation console is configured to acquire a navigation instruction from a start point to a destination and a detailed map which depicts a predetermined area around the destination. The peripheral device is connected to the navigation console in a detachable manner for displaying the detailed map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventors: Wei-Han Hu, Yao-Tsung Yeh
  • Patent number: 8676500
    Abstract: A method of providing intersection assistance with a portable electronic device to remind a user of traffic rules when the user approaches traffic intersections includes receiving an input from the user indicating a destination location for generating navigation instructions to the destination location, determining a current location of the portable electronic device according to received position signals, providing navigation instructions to the destination location according to the current location of the portable electronic device, and reminding the user of traffic rules related to intersections for a geographical location in which the portable electronic device is currently located when the portable electronic device detects that the portable electronic device is approaching an intersection, where reminding the user of traffic rules related to intersections comprises indicating a side of a second road the user should turn onto when making a turn from a first road onto the second road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Geoff Walsh
  • Patent number: 8670848
    Abstract: A method of calculating an exercise goal includes receiving a selection of exercise route data from the user indicating a length of an exercise route, calculating a distance that the user has completed on the exercise route and a corresponding elapsed time for a completed portion of the exercise route, and calculating a target pace for a remaining portion of the exercise route not yet completed, the target pace indicating a pace at which the user needs to move along the exercise route in order to achieve an exercise goal associated with the exercise route data received from the user. The method also includes outputting the target pace to the user for informing the user about the target pace, and repeatedly dynamically calculating the target pace and outputting the target pace until completion of the exercise route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Anthony Pelosi
  • Patent number: 8670926
    Abstract: A navigation device and a control method thereof are disclosed. The navigation device control method includes the steps of using a display unit to display at least one road map thereon; using a processing unit to determine whether a moving speed of the navigation device is larger than a speed threshold value; and if the moving speed of the navigation device is larger than the speed threshold value, the processing unit controlling the display unit to adjust a manner in which the road map is displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignees: MiTAC International Corp., MiTAC Research (Shanghai) Ltd.
    Inventor: Hua-En Zhang
  • Patent number: 8667424
    Abstract: A method of displaying points of interest in a personal navigation device includes displaying a map on a display of the personal navigation device, receiving touch input at a touched position of the display, displaying points of interest located near the touched position, wherein the points of interest are represented by icons, each icon being connected to its location on the map with a line extending out from the touched position, and spreading out the icons around the touched position to separate the icons from each other, the spread out icons being displayed in a pattern around the touched position, wherein a length of the line connecting each icon to its location on the map is not directly proportional to a distance from the corresponding point of interest to the touched position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventors: Rodney Macfarlane, Richard Stanton, Paul Ranford
  • Publication number: 20140055257
    Abstract: A gear shift prompting system and a gear shift prompting method are provided. The gear shift prompting system includes a navigation module and a control module, wherein the control module generates a real-time gear shift signal to control a vehicle gear shift. The navigation device includes a prompting module and a processing module. The processing module receives the real-time gear shift signal and controls the prompting module to audio-broadcast an audio message of a current gear shift corresponding to the real-time gear shift signal or controls the prompting module to generate a graphical illustration message of the current gear shift based upon the real-time gear shift signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicants: MITAC RESEARCH (SHANGHAI) LTD., MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: WEN-HUA LIU
  • Publication number: 20140058808
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a mobile device using position and external condition to select related advertising and a selection method thereof The mobile device comprises a storage module, a positioning module, a processing module and a display module. The storage module is provided for storing a plurality pieces of advertising information. The positioning module is provided for receiving a current position of the mobile device. The processing module is provided for reading a situational parameter of the mobile device or a characteristic parameter of a target user, and reading a plurality pieces of advertising information of the corresponding current position and situational parameter or characteristic parameter according to the current position, and the situational parameter or the characteristic parameter, and updating the advertising information according to the current position. The display module is provided for displaying plurality pieces of corresponding advertising information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicants: MITAC RESEARCH (SHANGHAI) LTD., MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Wei-Chiang CHO
  • Publication number: 20140058670
    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: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicants: MITAC RESEARCH (SHANGHAI) LTD., MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: WEN-MIN LU
  • Publication number: 20140058658
    Abstract: This invention discloses a location-based service (LBS) navigation system and a navigation display method thereof. The location-based service navigation system comprises a storage module, a processing module and a display module. Therein, the storage module stores a piece of local information and a local characteristic point based on by a command string. The processing module analyzes the command string of the local information to sequentially draw an indoor map, and the processing module compares the local characteristic point and the local information to analyze a current position. The display module displays the local information, the current position and the indoor map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicants: MITAC RESEARCH (SHANGHAI) LTD., MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventors: JIAN-AN WANG, KAI-MIN XU
  • Patent number: 8655591
    Abstract: A method of creating an exercise route for a user of a personal navigation device includes receiving a selection of a length of an exercise route to be generated, and generating a first plurality of suggested exercise routes, each suggested exercise route of the first plurality of suggested exercise routes being generated according to a current position of the personal navigation device, one or more waypoints to be visited along the suggested exercise route, and the selected length of the exercise route, wherein each of the first plurality of suggested exercise routes has a starting point and ending point substantially equal to one another and equal to the current position of the personal navigation device. The method further includes receiving, from the user, selection of a selected suggested exercise route from the first plurality of suggested exercise routes, and displaying routing instructions for the selected suggested exercise route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Iwan Van Hende
  • Publication number: 20140028716
    Abstract: A method for generating an instruction in an augmented reality environment includes capturing a series of reality images, each of which contains a portion of a hand, and a scene that includes at least one object-of-interest, recognizing the object-of-interest, generating an icon associated with an entry of object-of-interest data that is associated with the object-of-interest thus recognized, generating a series of augmented reality images by overlaying the icon onto the series of reality images, displaying the augmented reality images, recognizing a relationship between the portion of the hand and the icon, and generating an input instruction with reference to the relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Yao-Tsung YEH
  • Patent number: 8612142
    Abstract: A method of creating a customizable exercise route for a user of a personal navigation device is disclosed. The method includes receiving a selection of terrain type or difficulty level from the user, receiving a selection of a length of an exercise route to be generated, generating an exercise route for the user according to a current position of the personal navigation device, the selected terrain type or difficulty level, and the selected length of the exercise route, and providing routing instructions for the user to follow the generated exercise route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Rui Zhang
  • Patent number: 8606510
    Abstract: Methods and systems for adjusting route planning results are provided. First, a first route planning result is generated, and displayed. Then, at least one candidate road section is selected and dragged to a substituted road section. A second route planning result is re-generated according to the substituted road section. The second route planning result passes through the substituted road section, and the candidate road section is excluded from the second route planning result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Yen-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 8605458
    Abstract: A floating electrical connection device includes a base, a support plate, a circuit board, an electric connector, and at least one spring. The base includes a bottom wall and two sidewalls. Each of the sidewalls is formed with a guide slot. The support plate is disposed between the sidewalls, and is spaced apart from the bottom wall. The support plate includes two sliding members disposed respectively on left and right sides thereof, and extending respectively and movably into the guide slots. The circuit board is disposed on the support plate. The electric connector is disposed on the circuit board, and is electrically connected to the circuit board. The spring is disposed for biasing the support plate away from the bottom wall. As such, the electric connector can be electrically connected to an additional electric connector at a selected one of at least two predetermined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Wen-Chin Liu
  • Patent number: 8600667
    Abstract: A method of providing location based entertainment with a personal navigation device includes determining if a user wishes to start an entertainment program on the personal navigation device that provides localized entertainment and starting the entertainment program using content about a current location of the personal navigation device in response to the user wishing to start the entertainment program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Paul Ranford
  • Patent number: 8577601
    Abstract: A navigation device includes a display, a recording medium, a navigation camera, a global positioning system (GPS), and a processor. The processor is operable to determine a current position for generating a navigation route to a destination. Based on a real-time traffic image received from the navigation camera, the processor adjusts a display scale and a display position of the navigation route, superimposes the navigation route on the real-time traffic image to generate a superimposed image, and outputs the superimposed image for viewing on the display and storage in the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventors: Wei-Tim Li, Lu-Ming Liu, Hung-Tai Shin
  • Patent number: 8571503
    Abstract: A signal receiving method for receiving a signal within a predetermined bandwidth for a broadcasting system using an embedded antenna is provided, comprising: obtaining an antenna bandwidth of the embedded antenna; dividing the predetermined bandwidth into a plurality of subbands according to the antenna bandwidth; receiving a control signal; selecting one of the subbands according to the control signal; and receiving the signal using a match unit corresponding to the selected subband for matching the embedded antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Junqin Chen