Patents by Inventor Chun-Yao Hou

Chun-Yao Hou 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: 9395874
    Abstract: A method of operating a handheld electronic device and a touch interface apparatus and a storage medium using the same are provided. In this method, an operating interface displayed on a touch screen of the handheld electronic device is used to operate a function module of the handheld electronic device. First, the function module of the handheld electronic device is activated to display a user interface corresponding to the function module on the touch screen. Next, an operating function of the function module is activated, so as to display a corresponding operating interface on the touch screen. In the meantime, the user interface of the function module is reduced simultaneously and displayed on an area of the touch screen excluding the operating interface. Accordingly, a convenient operating interface is provided for the user to operate while the content of original displayed frame remains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Yih-Feng Kao, Chun-Yao Hou, Hui-Wen Wang, Fu-Chiang Chou, Chin-Chung Shih
  • Publication number: 20150187979
    Abstract: A heterojunction solar cell with an epitaxial silicon thin film and a method for preparing the same are revealed. Low-cost upgraded metallurgical grade silicon (UMG-Si) wafers have been used as the substrates to manufacture solar cells so as to reduce the amount of high-purity silicon materials used. First an epitaxial silicon thin film is disposed over a UMG-Si wafer. Then other layers such as an amorphous silicon thin film, a transparent conductive film, etc. are arranged to form a solar cell having heterojunction with an intrinsic thin-layer (HIT) structure. Due to reduce in using high-purity silicon materials, the manufacturing cost of the heterojunction solar cell with an epitaxial silicon thin film is significantly decreased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL - INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: CHUN-YAO HOU, TSUN-NENG YANG
  • Publication number: 20140337872
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a multimedia interaction method in a multimedia system. The multimedia system includes an electronic device and a mobile device. The multimedia interaction method includes the mobile device retrieving information associated with a multimedia program and displaying the information associated with the multimedia program when the electronic device is playing the multimedia program, and the mobile device executing a transaction process of the information associated with the multimedia program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Cloudcity Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Yao Hou
  • Publication number: 20130318470
    Abstract: A method of operating a handheld electronic device and a touch interface apparatus and a storage medium using the same are provided. In this method, an operating interface displayed on a touch screen of the handheld electronic device is used to operate a function module of the handheld electronic device. First, the function module of the handheld electronic device is activated to display a user interface corresponding to the function module on the touch screen. Next, an operating function of the function module is activated, so as to display a corresponding operating interface on the touch screen. In the meantime, the user interface of the function module is reduced simultaneously and displayed on an area of the touch screen excluding the operating interface. Accordingly, a convenient operating interface is provided for the user to operate while the content of original displayed frame remains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Yih-Feng Kao, Chun-Yao Hou, Hui-Wen Wang, Fu-Chiang Chou, Chin-Chung Shih
  • Patent number: 8525800
    Abstract: A method of operating a handheld electronic device and a touch interface apparatus and a storage medium using the same are provided. In this method, an operating interface displayed on a touch screen of the handheld electronic device is used to operate a function module of the handheld electronic device. First, the function module of the handheld electronic device is activated to display a user interface corresponding to the function module on the touch screen. Next, an operating function of the function module is activated, so as to display a corresponding operating interface on the touch screen. In the meantime, the user interface of the function module is reduced simultaneously and displayed on an area of the touch screen excluding the operating interface. Accordingly, a convenient operating interface is provided for the user to operate while the content of original displayed frame remains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Yih-Feng Kao, Chun-Yao Hou, Hui-Wen Wang, Fu-Chiang Chou, Chin-Chung Shih
  • Patent number: 8411042
    Abstract: An electronic device that has a sensing function with no-hindrance touching is provided. The electronic device includes a casing, a touch display and a processor. The casing has an opening, and the touch display is disposed inside the opening for receiving an operation of an input tool. The touch display has a sensing surface which allows the input tool to slide smoothly over the sensing surface and the casing. The processor is electrically coupled to the touch display, and the user interface displayed by the touch display is determined by the processor. As a result, the convenience of operating the electronic device is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Yih-Feng Kao, Chih-Feng Hsu, John C. Wang, Chin-Chung Shih, Chun-Yao Hou
  • Patent number: 8411043
    Abstract: An electronic device including a casing, a touch display and a processor is provided. The casing has an opening, and the touch display is disposed inside the casing for receiving the operation of an input tool. The opening exposes a portion of the touch display. The touch display has a sensing surface. The processor is coupled to the touch display, and the user interface displayed by the touch display is determined by the processor. As a result, the convenience of operating the electronic device is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Yih-Feng Kao, Chih-Feng Hsu, John C. Wang, Chin-Chung Shih, Chun-Yao Hou
  • Publication number: 20130009991
    Abstract: Methods and systems for displaying interfaces are provided. In an embodiment of invention, a method for displaying interfaces for use in an electronic device is provided. The method comprises providing an interface comprising at least one interface object; selecting an interface display layer; obtaining a first object from an image; selecting a first display layer; and displaying the first object in the first display layer and the interface object in the interface display layer simultaneously on a screen of the electronic device, wherein the first displayer is above the interface display layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chun-Yao HOU, Chun-Hsiang HUANG, Tai-Ling LU
  • Patent number: 8209119
    Abstract: A route reporting method, system, and a recording medium using the same are provided. The present method detects a touch and draws a path according to a moving trajectory of the touch. When the touch is finished, a dialog block is displayed to insert route mark information in the drawn path. The aforesaid steps are repeated to draw a plurality of paths. When an end signal is received, those paths are assembled to form a complete route map, which is provided for users to search for routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Yen-Lee Chu, Chun-Yao Hou, Celine Weichun Lin
  • Publication number: 20100274471
    Abstract: A route reporting method, system, and a recording medium using the same are provided. The present method detects a touch and draws a path according to a moving trajectory of the touch. When the touch is finished, a dialog block is displayed to insert route mark information in the drawn path. The aforesaid steps are repeated to draw a plurality of paths. When an end signal is received, those paths are assembled to form a complete route map, which is provided for users to search for routes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yen-Lee Chu, Chun-Yao Hou, Celine Weichun Lin
  • Publication number: 20090167717
    Abstract: A handheld electronic device and a screen lock method thereof are provided. The method includes the following steps. Firstly, a detecting module detects at least one touched area on a touch screen. Next, when the at least one touched area reaches a threshold, the processing module disables the function of the touch screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Hua Wang, Yun-Lon Tan, Chun-Yao Hou
  • Publication number: 20090167714
    Abstract: A method of operating a handheld electronic device and a touch interface apparatus and a storage medium using the same are provided. In this method, an operating interface displayed on a touch screen of the handheld electronic device is used to operate a function module of the handheld electronic device. First, the function module of the handheld electronic device is activated to display a user interface corresponding to the function module on the touch screen. Next, an operating function of the function module is activated, so as to display a corresponding operating interface on the touch screen. In the meantime, the user interface of the function module is reduced simultaneously and displayed on an area of the touch screen excluding the operating interface. Accordingly, a convenient operating interface is provided for the user to operate while the content of original displayed frame remains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yih-Feng Kao, Chun-Yao Hou, Hui-Wen Wang, Fu-Chiang Chou, Chin-Chung Shih
  • Publication number: 20080284745
    Abstract: An electronic device that has a sensing function with no-hindrance touching is provided. The electronic device includes a casing, a touch display and a processor. The casing has an opening, and the touch display is disposed inside the opening for receiving an operation of an input tool. The touch display has a sensing surface which allows the input tool to slide smoothly over the sensing surface and the casing. The processor is electrically coupled to the touch display, and the user interface displayed by the touch display is determined by the processor. As a result, the convenience of operating the electronic device is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: HIGH TECH COMPUTER, CORP.
    Inventors: Yih-Feng Kao, Chih-Feng Hsu, John C. Wang, Chin-Chung Shih, Chun-Yao Hou
  • Publication number: 20080284746
    Abstract: An electronic device including a casing, a touch display and a processor is provided. The casing has an opening, and the touch display is disposed inside the casing for receiving the operation of an input tool. The opening exposes a portion of the touch display. The touch display has a sensing surface. The processor is coupled to the touch display, and the user interface displayed by the touch display is determined by the processor. As a result, the convenience of operating the electronic device is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: HIGH TECH COMPUTER, CORP.
    Inventors: Yih-Feng Kao, Chih-Feng Hsu, John C. Wang, Chin-Chung Shih, Chun-Yao Hou