Patents by Inventor John C. Wang

John C. Wang 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: 9177015
    Abstract: A mobile communication device and a method for managing images, associated geographic location data, and associated supplemental information, in which geographic location data is generated based on a current location of the mobile communication device; a map corresponding to the generated geographic location data is displayed; a plurality of images and associated supplemental information corresponding to each image in a list mode are displayed in a first user interface, wherein the displayed associated supplemental information comprises description information and a street address; a selection of the plurality images, the associated description information, and the associated street address is received; the selected associated location information is displayed in a second user interface, wherein the second user interface comprises an editing mode; and the supplemental information is edited in the edit mode by receiving note information and the note information is associated with the selected associated descri
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Wang, Shu-Fang Hsu, Chih-Wei Cheng
  • Publication number: 20150296003
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing data between electronic devices are provided. First, a first electronic device outputs a first signal to an environment. A second electronic device receives a second signal from the environment via an environment data obtaining unit. In some embodiments, the first signal and the second signal are respectively transmitted to a server via a network. In other embodiments, the second signal is transmitted to the first electronic device. The server or the first electronic device determines whether the second signal conforms to the first signal. If so, specific data corresponding to the first electronic device is provided to the second electronic device. In some embodiments, when the signals received by several electronic devices conform to the first signal, data corresponding to the respective electronic devices is exchanged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Hsi-Tsun Chien, John C. Wang
  • Publication number: 20150276789
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing motion information for electronic devices are provided. First, motion information is received by an electronic device via a network. A motion of the electronic device is detected by at least one sensor of the electronic device. A comparison process is performed for the detected motion of the electronic device and the received motion information. In some embodiments, at least one component of the electronic device and/or at least one component of a specific electronic device is triggered to perform a specific process according to the result of the comparison process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: John C. Wang, Ming-San Huang, Chih-Feng Hsu, Yi-An Hou
  • Patent number: 9146900
    Abstract: A method, a handheld electronic apparatus, and a car system for activating an application are provided. The handheld electronic apparatus obtains identification information from a car apparatus when the handheld electronic apparatus is connected to the car apparatus. Herein, the car apparatus is coupled to a power connection unit of a vehicle. The handheld electronic apparatus activates an application corresponding to the identification information after obtaining the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Wang, Chi-Chen Cheng, Peter Chin
  • Patent number: 9134134
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a recording medium for estimating and displaying a destination are provided. In the method, a plurality of places frequently visited by a user is set first. Then, a current location of the electronic apparatus is continuously detected by using a positioning module, and a distance between the current location and each of the places is calculated. Whether the distance between the current location and each of the places increases is determined. When the distance increases, the corresponding place is removed and the remaining places are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Wang, Chi-Chen Cheng, Peter Chin
  • Patent number: 9124800
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a mobile device, where the mobile device includes an image sensing unit, a touch screen, and a processor. The image sensing unit is configured to receive at least an image of a scene comprising at least an object. The touch screen is configured to display at least an image of a scene and received at least one user input. The processor is configured to identify the object in response to a first user input corresponding to the object is received, determine characteristics of the object, track the object in the scene according to the characteristics of the object, and capture a number of images of the scene according to a motion state of the object. The motion state is determined according to variance of the characteristics of the object in consecutive images received by the image sensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Chou, Drew Bamford, John C. Wang, Sung-Hao Lin, Chung-Ko Chiu, Li-Chun Hsu, Jeng-Yu Yeh, Micah Shotel, Jorge Furuya
  • Publication number: 20150234473
    Abstract: Methods and systems for commencing a process based on motion detection are provided. First, a first electronic device obtains an input, and receives motion information from a second electronic device, wherein at least one sensor detects a motion of the second electronic device to generate the motion information. The first electronic device determines whether the motion information conforms to the input. When the motion information conforms to the input, a process on the first electronic device is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventor: John C. Wang
  • Publication number: 20150234466
    Abstract: Management methods and systems for item change are provided. First, a plurality of items are provided. An instruction for performing a change between the items is received. When the change between the items is performed, a notification is generated to inform the performance of the corresponding change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: John C. Wang, Yi-An Hou, Chih-Feng Hsu, Chieh Yang, Ming-San Huang
  • Publication number: 20150234633
    Abstract: Methods and systems for voice management are provided. First, data is detected by a proximity sensor, and data is detected by an attitude sensor. When data detected by the proximity sensor indicates that a presence of an object is detected, and data detected by the attitude sensor indicates a specific attitude, a voice management process, such as a voice playback process or a voice recording process is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: John C. Wang, Yung-Hsing Wang
  • Publication number: 20150212593
    Abstract: Operational methods and systems for motion-centric user interfaces are provided. First, at least one user interface is provided. A motion of an electronic device is detected by at least one sensor. When the motion indicates that the electronic device substantially rotates in a first direction around a specific axis, a switch from a first item to a second item in the user interface is performed. The first item and the second item correspond either to different applications, or respectively correspond to an inactivation function and an activation function of an application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventor: John C. Wang
  • Patent number: 9052210
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for reminding a calendar schedule and a recording medium are provided. First, a schedule and a location of an event are set in a calendar, and first positioning information of the location is obtained. Then, second positioning information of a current location of a mobile device is obtained. Next, the current location is determining whether to be within a signal range of a signal source. Once the current location is within the signal range, the time for moving from the location with the second positioning information to the location with the first positioning information is calculated. Finally, a reminding time is set according to the transferring time, and a reminding action is taken at the reminding time. Thereby, the reminding time of the event can be dynamically adjusted to avoid delay caused when the mobile device is too far from the event location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Cheng Lee, Kuang-Rong Lu, John C. Wang, Chi-Chen Cheng, Peter Chin
  • Publication number: 20150119004
    Abstract: Methods for voice management, and related devices are provided. First, data is detected by a proximity sensor, and data is detected by an attitude sensor. Then, it is determined whether a sound is received by a voice reception unit. It is determined whether to perform a voice recording process or a voice playback process according to the data detected by the proximity sensor, the data detected by the attitude sensor, and whether a sound is received by the voice reception unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: John C. Wang
  • Publication number: 20150106749
    Abstract: A method and a system for sharing location information and a recording medium using the same are provided. The present method obtains graphic location information by a first display software, and insert the document to a document corresponding to a second display software. The document is then transmitted to a remote device. Accordingly, through reading the document, the remote device can directly activate the applicable display software to display the graphic location information originally shared by the user of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Yu-Cheng Lee, John C. Wang
  • Publication number: 20150095149
    Abstract: Methods and systems for demand management are provided. First, at least one user device connects to a management platform on an electronic device via a network, and a demand list is edited, wherein the demand list includes at least one product or at least one service. At least one merchant device connects to the management platform on the electronic device via the network to review the demand list corresponding to the user device and sends a notification to the user device, wherein the notification provides information about the product or service on the demand list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: John C. Wang
  • Publication number: 20150095398
    Abstract: Methods and systems for information distribution are provided. First, first ID is obtained from a data carrier. The first ID and second ID are transmitted to a management center via a network, wherein the management center determines a specific subset of first data corresponding to the first ID according to the first ID and the second ID. Then, the specific subset of the first data is received from the management center via the network, and the specific subset of the first data is output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: John C. Wang
  • Patent number: 8890888
    Abstract: A method and a system for sharing location information and a recording medium using the same are provided. The present method obtains graphic location information by a first display software, and insert the document to a document corresponding to a second display software. The document is then transmitted to a remote device. Accordingly, through reading the document, the remote device can directly activate the applicable display software to display the graphic location information originally shared by the user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Cheng Lee, John C. Wang
  • Publication number: 20140317136
    Abstract: A mobile communication device and a method for managing images, associated geographic location data, and associated supplemental information, in which geographic location data is generated based on a current location of the mobile communication device; a map corresponding to the generated geographic location data is displayed; a plurality of images and associated supplemental information corresponding to each image in a list mode are displayed in a first user interface, wherein the displayed associated supplemental information comprises description information and a street address; a selection of the plurality images, the associated description information, and the associated street address is received; the selected associated location information is displayed in a second user interface, wherein the second user interface comprises an editing mode; and the supplemental information is edited in the edit mode by receiving note information and the note information is associated with the selected associated descri
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: John C. WANG, Shu-Fang HSU, Chih-Wei CHENG
  • Publication number: 20140230048
    Abstract: In a verification method for use in an electronic device, a user input is received and a biologic feature data is captured while the user input is received. Then, the electronic device is prohibited from performing an operation corresponding to the user input based on a determination that the biologic feature data does not conform to a reference biologic feature data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: John C. WANG, Fu-Chiang CHOU
  • Patent number: 8797272
    Abstract: Electronic devices with preselected operational characteristics and associated methods are disclosed. The electronic devices can include a touch sensing component that senses a touch from an input mechanism and an input circuitry that measures at least one parameter of the touch from the touch sensing component. The electronic devices can also include a processor that performs an analysis of the measured at least one parameter of the detected touch and implements preselected operational characteristics of the electronic device based on the performed analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventors: Chih-Feng Hsu, Yih-Feng Kao, John C. Wang
  • Patent number: 8787934
    Abstract: A method and system for managing images and associated geographic location data in a mobile device uses an integrated camera to generate one or more images. After generating an image, the system determines a geographic location associated with the image. The system then stores the image, the associated geographic location data, and a record of the association in the mobile device's storage component. The system may also associate supplemental information, such as telephone number, category, and street address, with the image. The system provides one or more display modes for displaying the image and the associated information. The display modes may include a list mode for displaying multiple images and portions of the associated data and a detail mode for displaying a selected image and the full set of associated data. The system may also provide a map display mode for displaying locations associated with one or more images on a map of a geographical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Wang, Shu-Fang Hsu, Chih-Wei Cheng