Patents Assigned to Mitac International Corp.
  • Patent number: 8428875
    Abstract: A method applied to a mobile device having a GPS receiver having access to a network interface is disclosed. When transmitting via the network interface a first command to edit a user location information on the network interface based on a first geo-information from the GPS receiver to update location information displayed on a website, a destination list stored in the mobile device is updated with transmission destination network address and current GPS receiver location information. Stored location information is periodically compared to current GPS receiver locations and when determined that the GPS receiver has moved at least a predetermined distance from the location stored in the destination list, the method transmits via the network interface a second command to edit a user location information on the network interface based on a second geo-information from the GPS receiver to the website to update or invalidate displayed location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventors: Rodney Macfarlane, Paul Ranford, Mukesh Bhika
  • Patent number: 8423286
    Abstract: A navigation method includes receiving a positioning signal, displaying a navigation map corresponding to the positioning signal, receiving a plurality of activity information with latitude and longitude, providing an information preference menu, and displaying an activity icon of corresponding activity information on a corresponding activity location of the navigation map according to the setting of the information preference menu and the latitude and longitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Shun-Cheng Hung
  • Patent number: 8423481
    Abstract: A self-learning method for keyword based human machine interaction is disclosed. At least one of a plurality of keywords predetermined in a database is selected and a priority score of the selected keyword is updated and a weighted factor is generated for the selected keyword. A weighted score and the weighted factor of the selected keyword are transmitted to the keywords related to the selected keyword. The selected keyword is pushed to a keyword buffer and linkage strengths between the keywords in the keyword buffer are strengthened. When a keyword has been stored in the keyword buffer for over a predetermined reset time period, a reset operation is performed to remove the keyword from the keyword buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventors: Yin-pin Yang, Ching-Chung Chan, Xiao-Ming Lin
  • Patent number: 8423290
    Abstract: A method of providing emergency route guidance to guide users away from a disaster includes receiving from a user a request for emergency route guidance through a user interface of a portable electronic device. The method further includes determining the current location of the portable electronic device with a position receiving device, presenting a list of possible disaster types to the user through the user interface of the portable electronic device, and receiving a selected disaster type from the user. At least one suggested route is generated for the user to follow using route software of the portable electronic device according to the selected disaster type and the current location of the portable electronic device. Navigation instructions are then provided for guiding the user on the suggested route in order to avoid the selected disaster type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Geoff Walsh
  • Patent number: 8405677
    Abstract: A method of inputting commands through a touch-sensitive screen of a portable electronic device includes displaying a plurality of soft buttons on the touch-sensitive screen, detecting touch input on the touch-sensitive screen at a touch location, identifying a closest soft button that is nearest to the touch location, magnifying the closest soft button and one or more other soft buttons in the immediate vicinity of the closest soft button that are located in a same row or in a same column as the closest soft button, reducing the size of other soft buttons, detecting release of the touch input on the touch-sensitive screen at a release location after the soft buttons have been magnified, identifying a selected soft button located at the release location upon detecting release of the touch input, and executing a command corresponding to the selected soft button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Paul Ranford
  • Patent number: 8396666
    Abstract: Route planning methods for navigating an electronic device having a navigation system from a starting point to a destination are disclosed. The method comprises the following steps. First, current position of the electronic device is acquired. Next, a decision point corresponding to the current position is obtained in a planned route in which the decision point has a dedicated moving direction which is planned by the planned route and a plurality of possible moving directions. Accordingly, pluralities of candidate routes, destined to the destination, corresponding to the possible moving directions are generated. Next, the electronic device is navigated to the destination using the planned route or one of the candidate routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Ai-Chieh Lee
  • Publication number: 20130054140
    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: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicants: MITAC RESEARCH (SHANGHAI) LTD., MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Jing-Shi Meng
  • Patent number: 8386161
    Abstract: Route planning methods and systems are provided. First, an input corresponding to a specific region is received via an input unit of a personal navigation device. Then, a first predefined location located in the specific region is determined. A first route from a first current position of the device to the first predefined location is planned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: MiTAC International Corp.
    Inventor: Mei-Ling Chen
  • Patent number: 8386173
    Abstract: A method of adjusting a level of map detail for content displayed on a personal navigation device includes displaying a map of a current location of the personal navigation device on a display of the personal navigation device, calculating a current speed of the personal navigation device, adjusting a level of map detail according to the current speed of the personal navigation device to create an updated map, and displaying the updated map on the display of the personal navigation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventors: Hrvoje Muzina, Hayden James Rosser
  • Patent number: 8385661
    Abstract: A hand-held mobile apparatus and method of quickly displaying online community friends' images applicable thereto are disclosed. The hand-held mobile apparatus includes a network communication module for linking to an online community server; a comparison module for comparing and determining whether data of a web image in the online community server matches data of a local image in a storage unit of the apparatus; a recognition module for determining an image type of the web image when the web image data is different from the local image data; a processing unit for downloading the web image of a first type in a smallest image size or the web image of a second type in an image size matching a screen resolution of the apparatus, and storing the web image in the storage unit as the local image; and a display unit for displaying the local image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignees: Mitac International Corp., Mitac Research (Shanghai) Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhu Chen, Gang Chen, Qi Guo
  • Publication number: 20130033611
    Abstract: A search system of face recognition and a method thereof, a computer readable storage media and a computer program product. The search method of face recognition comprises of: capturing a human face image by an image capturing unit; recognizing a first face information of the human face image via a face recognition unit; controlling a first communication unit to transmit the first face information by a first processing unit; storing a plurality piece of personal information and a second face information corresponding to each personal information by a storage unit; comparing the first face information and the plurality piece of second face information by a matching unit; and controlling a second communication unit to provide the personal information corresponding to the second face information to a portable electronic device by a second processing unit when the first face information matches one of the second face information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicants: MITAC RESEARCH (SHANGHAI) LTD., MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Zhu Chen
  • Publication number: 20130035854
    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: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicants: MITAC RESEARCH (SHANGHAI) LTD., MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Hua-En Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130035849
    Abstract: A navigation apparatus with three-dimensional gravity sensor and a navigation method thereof. The navigation apparatus comprises an input module, a three-dimensional gravity sensor module, a processing module and a storage module. The input module inputs an initial point, a destination and a special road section. The three-dimensional gravity sensor module senses a three-dimensional acceleration of the navigation apparatus. The processing module calculates road condition information according to the three-dimensional acceleration. The storage module stores the road condition information and map information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicants: MITAC RESEARCH (SHANGHAI) LTD., MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Shi-Xiang SHEN
  • Publication number: 20130035850
    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: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicants: MITAC RESEARCH (SHANGHAI) LTD., MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Ai-Hua HE
  • Patent number: 8364403
    Abstract: A processing method for a portable navigation device equipped with a conversation system is disclosed. When the portable navigation device is operating in a dumb mode, events are displayed on a screen of the device according to preset conditions and parameters. In a normal mode, events scheduled in the 1st to Xth order are pushed to the user according to preset conditions, and, in a hype mode, events are displayed on the screen based on preset conditions and parameters while events residing at the top layer of the screen are actively and repeatedly pushed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventors: Yin-pin Yang, Ching-Chung Chan, Xiao-Ming Lin
  • Publication number: 20130013381
    Abstract: A dispatch system includes a plurality of vehicle-end devices, a client-end device, and a dispatch server. The vehicle-end devices are disposed at respective hire vehicles. The client-end device is operable to send out passenger information. The dispatch server receives the passenger information, and stores a map database. The dispatch server is operable to find a matching one of the hire vehicles, to transmit to the client-end device information of the matching one of the hire vehicles so as to allow the client-end device to display with an indicator that indicates the current position of the matching one of the hire vehicles, and to dispatch the matching one of the hire vehicles to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Neng LIU
  • Patent number: 8352171
    Abstract: An auxiliary satellite positioning system is applied to a first satellite positioning apparatus. The auxiliary positioning system includes a detection module, a transmission interface and a positioning module. A second satellite positioning module having a satellite data can be detected by the detection module via a wireless transmission protocol. The satellite data can be transmitted by the transmission interface to the first satellite positioning module from the second satellite positioning module. The satellite data can be used by the positioning module to implement a satellite positioning action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: MiTAC International Corp.
    Inventor: Hung-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 8346475
    Abstract: An integrated positioning apparatus includes a processing module, a satellite positioning module, an inertial positioning module, a transmission interface and a switching module. The processing module is utilized for executing a navigation program. The satellite positioning module functions to provide satellite positioning information. The inertial positioning module is used for generating inertial positioning information. The switching module is connected between the processing module and the transmission interface for receiving a control signal furnished by the processing module and is selectively switched to a first status or a second status based on the control signal. While in the first status, the switching module drives the transmission interface to connect to the satellite positioning module so as to transmit the satellite positioning information to the processing module for navigating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: MiTAC International Corp.
    Inventor: Te Ti Lien
  • Patent number: 8346477
    Abstract: A method of contextually displaying points of interest (POIs) on a personal navigation device according to a user's travel purpose includes storing a plurality of POIs into a memory of the personal navigation device, the POIs having corresponding POI category labels, entering a destination location into the personal navigation device and providing navigational instructions for a trip to the destination location, associating a travel category with the trip to the destination location, and displaying POIs whose corresponding POI category labels are included in the travel category associated with the trip to the destination location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Arran Connel Harding
  • Patent number: 8340895
    Abstract: To provide a simple interface that can operate seamlessly across a mix of databases with different categorization, individually or concurrently, and limit categories offered to those categories directly relevant to a search term entered, a method of querying and displaying point of interest category and point of interest item information in a personal navigation device includes sending a search term to a first server, receiving matching category data from the first server, displaying a representation of the matching category, sending a query to a second server when the matching category is selected, receiving point of interest data corresponding to the matching category from the second server, and displaying a point of interest described in the point of interest data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventor: Colin Stephen Forbes Robinson