Patents by Inventor Arding Hsu

Arding Hsu has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6871318
    Abstract: A system for authoring, distributing, and replaying derivative hypermedia content comprises an authoring system for recording dynamic annotations and a distribution system for distributing the recorded dynamic annotations. The present system includes a playing system for playing the dynamic annotations which have been distributed. The system is applicable to the Internet or World-Wide Web (WWW) and/or to Intranet use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wynblatt, Arturo Pizano, Arding Hsu, Daniel C. Benson, Chellury R. Sastry, Vivek Agrawala
  • Patent number: 6219696
    Abstract: An Actively Broadcast URLs for Drive-By Internet Information (ABU-DaBII) system provides for the just-in-time distribution of information through mobile information terminals. The system involves the Internet as the primary source of the information and includes a mobile information terminal as the output device and a local agent which is locally operated. The mobile information terminal includes a receiver, a URL queue and a WWW renderer/browser. The local agent includes a short-range transmitter to distribute information pointers to the mobile information terminal and a mechanism for transferring data into the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wynblatt, Arding Hsu
  • Patent number: 6018710
    Abstract: A system for providing a primarily audio environment for world wide web access includes a system for rendering structured documents using audio, an interface for information exchange to users, a non-keyword based WWW search system and a few miscellaneous features. The system for rendering structured documents using audio includes a pre-rendering system which converts a HTML document into an intermediate document and a rendering system which actually generates an audio output. The interface includes a non-visual browsing system and an interface to users for visual browsing environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Wynblatt, Arding Hsu, Daniel C. Benson
  • Patent number: 5974201
    Abstract: In an image processing system, smart images are provided with a structure consisting of a raw image with a knowledge structure. Each smart image is processed as an object, and reacts via its knowledge structure to environmental changes and/or queries for carrying out certain actions, and for preprocessing image data in anticipation of a user's future requirements relative to a given protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Shi-Kuo Chang, Tai-Yuan Hou, Arding Hsu
  • Patent number: 5838313
    Abstract: A multimedia-based reporting system utilizes a command interpreter and an annotation input interpreter to receive inputs from a user and forwards the inputs to an open report handler, a save report handler, a delete current report handler, a mail report handler, an attach media handler, a print report handler, a static annotation handler, a dynamic annotation handler including recording and playback and an annotation on annotation handler. The static annotation handler allows the user to add drawings and text to the report. The dynamic annotation handler allows the user to record/playback annotations from the annotation input interpreter. The annotation on annotation handler allows the user to record a session of dynamic annotation based on a segment of existent dynamic annotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignees: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc., Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Tai-Yuan Hou, Wei-Kwan Vincent Su, Thomas Meissner, Arding Hsu
  • Patent number: 5794257
    Abstract: A link specification and an electronic manual is provided to an auto linker which in conjunction with a run-time media engine provides hyperlinked manuals. The auto linker comprises a link generator for generating links and a link verifier for checking and modifying the links that are generated. The run-time media engine comprises an event handler and a script interpreter and handles the user interaction. Through the interaction of the hyperlinks from the auto linker with the run-time media engine the hyperlinked manuals are produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Peiya Liu, Kenneth Hampel, Arding Hsu
  • Patent number: 5606655
    Abstract: A computer implemented method provides a representative frame (Rframe) for a group of frames in a video sequence. The method comprises selecting a reference frame from the group of frames and storing the reference frame in a computer memory. The method defines a peripheral motion tracking region along an edge of the reference frame and successively tracks movement of boundary pixels in the tracking region, symbolizing any of the length of the shot and the presence of any caption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Farshid Arman, Arding Hsu, Ming-Yee Chiu
  • Patent number: 5521841
    Abstract: A method for representing contents of a video sequence for allowing a user to rapidly view a video sequence in order to find a particular desired point within the sequence and/or to decide whether the contents of a video sequence are relevant to a user, the video sequence having been pre-processed to detect scene changes and to build Rframes, and for allowing a user to scroll through the Rframes and to stop at a selected Rframe for processing, comprises playing the video sequence from a point of the selected Rframe, detecting all Rframes having respective degrees of similarity to the Rframe selected by the user, and presenting the similar Rframes to the user in a size or scale representative of the degrees of similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Farshid Arman, Remi Depommier, Arding Hsu, Ming-Yee Chiu