Patents Assigned to Mitac International Corp.
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130275043
    Abstract: A location-based service (LBS) system and a wishing service method thereof, including a user's equipment end, a server and a merchant's equipment end. The user equipment receives current location information of the user's equipment end and a user's wishing message and transmits them to the server. The server analyzes a wishing category of the user's wishing message and issues the user's wishing message to a region range of the corresponding current location information. The merchant's equipment end receives the user's wishing message in the region range according to the wishing category, and transmits a merchant's feedback message to the server according to the user's wishing message. Wherein, the server receives the merchant's feedback message to be transmitted to the user's equipment end, and the user's equipment end receives the merchant's feedback message through the server to automatically guide to a position corresponding to merchant's location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicants: MiTAC Research (Shanghai) Ltd., MiTAC International Corp.
    Inventor: Zhu Chen
  • Patent number: 8560516
    Abstract: A local search method to be implemented by a portable electronic device is provided for searching a database that contains a plurality of data sets, each of which includes location information and content information. The local search method includes the steps of: (a) upon obtaining a search condition word string inputted by a user, determining whether the search condition word string contains a predefined symbol; and (b) when it is determined in step (a) that the search condition word string contains the predefined symbol, setting a string segment before the predefined symbol as a content condition, and a string segment after the predefined symbol as a location condition, and conducting a type-one search on the database, in which the database is searched for at least one data set whose content information corresponds to the content condition and whose location information corresponds to the location condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Hsin-Hsiung Chiu
  • Patent number: 8559970
    Abstract: A method for providing location-based information services to a portable electronic device includes the steps of: providing an information platform and a user preference settings database for receiving and recording preference settings data of a user of the portable electronic device, respectively, the preference settings data including categories of information and location range; receiving positioning information from the portable electronic device using a positioning module; selecting location information from a location information database in accordance with the preference settings data recorded in the user preference settings database that corresponds to the positioning information received by the positioning module; and transmitting the selected location information to the portable electronic device. Since location-based information services are provided based on the preference settings data, the user receives only the location information that he or she prefers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Yung-Chao Lee
  • Publication number: 20130253967
    Abstract: A supply-demand pairing system and its method are disclosed. The supply-demand pairing system comprises a demand side device, a supply side device and a server. The demand side device is used to locate, and used to provide a demander to input demand information to send a demand message to the server. The supply side device is used to locate, and used to provide a suppliers to input supply information to send a supply message to the server. The server is used to compare the demand message and the supply message to execute a supply-demand pairing, and used to send the demand message and the supply message to the supply side device and the demand side device respectively for making the demand side device can communicate with the supply side device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicants: MITAC COMPUTER (SHUN DE) LTD., MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: MENG SINGLE
  • Publication number: 20130250119
    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: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicants: MiTAC Computer (Shun De) Ltd., MiTAC International Corp.
    Inventor: Wilson Xu
  • Publication number: 20130253996
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a passenger waiting system and a method thereof. The passenger waiting system comprises a transportation service demander device, a transportation service supplier device and a server. The transportation service demander device is used to provide a user to input the transportation demand to send a transportation demand message to the server. The transportation service supplier device is used to provide a service provider to input the transportation providing service to send a transportation supplying message to the server. The sever is used to compare the transportation demand message and the transportation supplying message to execute a supply-demand pairing task, and used to send the transportation demand message and the transportation supplying message to the transportation service supplier device and the transportation service demander device respectively for making the transportation service demander device can communicate with the transportation service supplier device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicants: MITAC COMPUTER (SHUN DE) LTD., MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Meng SINGLE
  • Publication number: 20130252574
    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: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicants: Mitac Company (Shun De) LTD., MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Meng SINGLE
  • Publication number: 20130254344
    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: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicants: MITAC COMPUTER (SHUN DE) LTD., MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: XI-PING LUO
  • Publication number: 20130217371
    Abstract: A navigation device and a method for answering personal traveling information are disclosed. The navigation device is connected to a portable electronic device. The navigation device includes a transmission module, an information capturing module, an incoming call detection module and a processing module, wherein the transmission module receives incoming call information of an incoming caller generated by the portable electronic device. The incoming call detection module detects the incoming call signal generated by the portable electronic device. The information capturing module captures navigation information of the navigation device. The processing module analyzes the incoming call signal to correspondingly obtain incoming caller information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicants: MITAC INNOVATION (KUNSHAN) LTD., MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventors: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP., MITAC INNOVATION (KUNSHAN) LTD.
  • Patent number: 8510037
    Abstract: A smart navigation device includes a storage unit for storing map information therein, a positioning module for determining a current location, and a navigation module for generating a navigation route based on a target location, the current location, and the map information. When the navigation route includes a plurality of toll roads and one of which is selected to be excluded from the navigation route, the navigation module re-plans to generate a cost-saving navigation route. Therefore, a user is allowed to select and avoid any toll road on the navigation route. A smart navigation method applicable to vehicle navigation is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignees: MiTAC International Corp., MiTAC Research (Shanghai) Ltd.
    Inventor: Ai-Hua He
  • Patent number: 8504287
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a navigation system. A global positioning device outputs location information. A map database provides map information according to the location information. An active area recorder determines a viewing-area, and sketches a first active area according to the viewing-area and a first moving track of a positioning pattern corresponding to the location information. An image processing unit receives the map information and the first moving track and generates display data displayed on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Shun-Cheng Hung
  • Patent number: 8498808
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for routing using a positioning device and a map having a plurality of segments; generating a first route from a first location to a second location; generating signals to provide directions along the first route using positioning information from the positioning device; detecting that the positioning device is off-route at a third location, the third location being adjacent to the first route; generating a second route by tracking the position of the positioning device from the third location to to a fourth location, and, in some cases, storing the second route for use in route generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventors: Jon L. Vavrus, Brant Miller Clark
  • Patent number: 8495279
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a flash file system and drive method thereof, characterized in that, after reception of an access function, it verifies the parameters in the access function and analyzes the file name of the file to be accessed included therein, then queries the starting position of the file to be accessed, and finally controls a physical driver module to access data from the flash according to the starting position and such parameters. The flash file system according to the present invention does not require FAT (File Allocation Table) file system and block interface, thereby simplifying the complexity of file system and enhancing system performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignees: MiTAC International Corp., MiTAC Research (Shanghai) Ltd.
    Inventor: Huipeng Zeng
  • Patent number: 8478528
    Abstract: A method of wirelessly adding navigational content to a personal navigation device includes changing a mode of the personal navigation device to pairing standby mode, adding navigational content to a computing device, and establishing a direct wireless connection between the personal navigation device and the computing device to add navigational content to the personal navigation device from the computing device when the personal navigation device and the computing device are within range of each other for establishing a wireless connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Simon Dean Morley
  • Patent number: 8472168
    Abstract: A package structure for packaging a portable electronic device is provided. The package structure includes a base portion, a supporting portion and a connector. The supporting portion is connected to the base portion. The supporting portion includes a first fixing element and a second fixing element, wherein when the package structure is in a supporting state, the supporting portion is folded and standing upright, the first fixing element is detachably connected to the second fixing element, and the portable electronic device is supported by the supporting portion. The connector is disposed on the supporting portion, wherein the portable electronic device is connected to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Chih-Hsin Su
  • Patent number: 8467965
    Abstract: A route planning method for a navigation system of a moving object. The method comprises planning and executing a first navigation route; labeling lane entrances in a road corresponding to a substitute navigation route according to a location of the moving object when traffic information is detected, and planning and executing a second navigation route according to the lane entrance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Chien-Yang Chang
  • Patent number: 8457888
    Abstract: A method of notifying a user of an appointment at a remote location includes receiving an appointment time and an appointment location inputted into a personal navigation device operated by a user, determining the current location of the personal navigation device, and determining the user's routing preferences when traveling to the appointment location. The method also includes estimating a travel time for the user to travel from the current location to the appointment location when traveling according to the user's routing preferences, determining a notification time based on the estimated travel time and the appointment time, and notifying the user of the appointment at the notification time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Paul Ranford
  • Patent number: 8457878
    Abstract: A method for automatically creating points of interest by identifying geographic information on a screen of a portable navigation device. A first geographic information is retrieved from an information page shown in the screen of the portable navigation device and recognized by comparing with the first geographic information with a geographic information of landmarks stored in a map database of the portable navigation device. It is determined whether the first geographic information is in the map database. If the geographic information is in the map database, a first GPS coordinate corresponding to the first geographic information is obtained and stored as a first POI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: MiTAC International Corp.
    Inventor: Chien-Yang Chang
  • Patent number: 8452531
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a route guiding system and a method thereof. The route guiding system in accordance with the present invention determines whether a user is approaching a crossway point based on the user's current position. In case the user is determined to approach a crossway point, other crossway points having a road connecting to this crossway point and scenic spots along such crossway points are searched from the electronic map. Finally, such roads connecting to these crossway points and relevant information concerning these scenic spots are displayed. In this fashion, the user can move randomly for promenade along the streets according to the scenic spot information displayed on the route guiding system without specifically setting any destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: MiTAC International Corp.
    Inventor: Wei-Yi Lo