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: 8754745
    Abstract: A method is used for creating a biological feature data in an electronic apparatus with a user-operable controller. The method includes: capturing at least a biological feature of a user in response to a control signal generated by the controller due to a manipulating input operation of the user, thereby generating a biological feature data for user verification; and storing the biological feature data for user verification in the electronic apparatus while normally executing the control signal to perform a function corresponding to the manipulating input operation of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Wang, Fu-Chiang Chou
  • Patent number: 8723643
    Abstract: In a method of switching a locked state of an electronic device with a user-verifying function, a biologic feature data from a user is captured while receiving an input from the user for an operation when the electronic device is in a locked state. Whether the biologic feature data conforms to a reference biologic feature data is then determined. If it is determined that the biologic feature data conforms to the reference biologic feature data, the electronic device is switched from the locked state into a non-locked state and directly controls the electronic device to perform the operation according to the input when the biologic feature data is determined conforming to the reference biologic feature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Wang, Fu-Chiang Chou
  • Publication number: 20140130100
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for switching television channels, adapted to an electronic apparatus having a touch screen for controlling a television system to switch the television channels, are provided. A control panel including a first and a second switching region is displayed on the touch screen. The first switching region corresponds to a plurality of first television channels provided by the television system, and the second switching region corresponds to a channel list which includes a plurality of second television channels selected from the first television channels. Next, a touch operation performed on the control panel is detected by using the touch screen. When the touch operation is within the first switching region, the first television channels are switched according to the touch operation. When the touch operation is within the second switching region, the second television channels are switched according to the touch operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: John C. Wang
  • Publication number: 20130331129
    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: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: John C. Wang, Shu-Fang Hsu, Chih-Wei Cheng
  • Patent number: 8583094
    Abstract: An incoming-call management method of mobile telecommunication devices is provided. The method includes offering options for telephone holder and caller, and controls the procedure according to the telephone holder's setting and caller's decisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: John C. Wang
  • Patent number: 8437777
    Abstract: A method and system for managing images and associated geographic location data in a mobile device generates images using an integrated camera. 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 associates 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, including 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: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Wang, Shu-Fang Hsu, Chih-Wei Cheng
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130045676
    Abstract: An electronic system includes a first wireless transceiving module having a device identification code and a portable device. The portable device may include a second wireless transceiving module, and a processor. The second wireless transceiving module obtains the device identification code from the first wireless transceiving module. When the second wireless transceiving module obtains the device identification code from the first wireless transceiving module, the processor checks whether the device identification code matches to a pre-built identification code; and when the device identification code matches to the pre-built identification code, the portable device automatically determines a position of the portable device, and displays a map related to the position of the portable device in a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Matthew W. Taylor, Tsung-Pao Kuan, Sung-Shih Yu, John C. Wang
  • Publication number: 20120302255
    Abstract: A method and system for managing images and associated geographic location data in a mobile device generates images using an integrated camera. 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 associates 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, including 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: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Wang, Shu-Fang Hsu, Chih-Wei Cheng
  • Patent number: 8315607
    Abstract: A system for managing and filtering incoming messages to a mobile device is configured to receive incoming messages using multiple formats, such as e-mail, Short Messaging System (SMS) messages, Multimedia Message System (MMS) messages, or other electronic messaging formats. One or more message filters are used to consolidate and display high importance messages by the device in a single location. The message filters may be configured to select incoming messages based on factors such as the identity of the sender and the destination account. After receiving a new message, the system compares characteristics of the incoming message to the key characteristics defined by one or more of the filters. If an incoming message matches one of the filters, the system adds the matching message to a list of high importance messages. The system provides a separate user interface to display the high importance messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Ying-Ju Chen, John C. Wang
  • Patent number: 8311556
    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: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Wang, Shu-Fang Hsu, Chih-Wei Cheng
  • Patent number: 8301210
    Abstract: A communication device includes a first casing, a second casing, a hinge, a keyboard and an antenna. The hinge is connected to the first casing and the second casing, so that the first casing is capable of rotating with respect to the second casing. The keyboard for inputting data is disposed at the second casing. The keyboard can be a QWERTY keyboard, a AZERTY keyboard, a QWERTZ keyboard or a DVORAK keyboard. The antenna for sending or receiving a communication signal is disposed in the first casing or the second casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: John C. Wang
  • Patent number: 8297861
    Abstract: An electronic device and a keypad structure thereof are disclosed. The keypad structure includes a first key group, a second key group and a third key group. The second key group is disposed on the left side of the first key group, and the third key group is disposed on the right side of the first key group. Each key area of the second key group is smaller than that of the first key group, and each key area of the third key group is also smaller than that of the first key group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Wang, Yi-Shen Wang, Yi-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 8253690
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for selecting characters and a device thereof. The method comprises the steps of sensing a touch on a first key, which has a plurality of characters marked thereon; confirming the touch and displaying the plurality of characters associated with the first key on a display unit; sensing a shifting motion of the touch on the first key; and selecting one of the plurality of characters associated with the first key in response to the shifting motion of the touch. The present invention further provides a character input module and an electronic device for implementing the character selection method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: High Tech Computer, Corp.
    Inventors: John C. Wang, Yun-Long Tun, Yi-Shen Wang, Cheng-Chieh Chuang
  • Publication number: 20120127106
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for executing commands in an electronic device having a touch sensing element. A stylus or finger is used to touch the touch sensing element and move through several sensing areas on the touch sensing element. A responsive signal is generated by the touch sensing element according to the touched sensing areas. A processor then executes a corresponding command in accordance with the responsive signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: High Tech Computer Corporation
    Inventors: John C. WANG, Yi Shen WANG, Hui Wen WANG
  • Patent number: 8165037
    Abstract: A method for switching communication network used in a first electronic device which is able to access many kinds of communication networks is disclosed. If the first electronic device receives a switching instruction at a time when a communication link and a data transmission have been established between the first electronic device and a second electronic device via a first communication network. Firstly, the first electronic device obtains an identification number of a third electronic device for use in a second communication network. Then, the communication link is established between the first electronic device and the third electronic device via the second communication network according to the identification number. Finally, the data is transmitted using the communication link between the first electronic device and the third electronic device via the second communication network, and disconnects the original communication link via the first communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: John C. Wang
  • Patent number: 8149089
    Abstract: A method for unlocking a locked computing device includes obtaining biometric information utilizing the computing device, determining whether the biometric information meets a predetermined requirement, unlocking the computing device when the biometric information obtained meets the predetermined requirement, and maintaining a locked status of the computing device when the biometric information does not meet the predetermined requirement. A computing device includes a sensor utilized for obtaining biometric information, wherein the computing device is for determining whether the biometric information meets a predetermined requirement, for unlocking the computing device when the biometric information obtained meets the predetermined requirement, and for maintaining a locked status of the computing device when the biometric information does not meet the predetermined requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Jian-Liang Lin, John C. Wang
  • Patent number: 8134536
    Abstract: An electronic device with no-hindrance touch operation is provided. A processor in the electronic device receives an input signal through a touch display. Then the processor determines the type of the input tool which generates the input signal. Finally, a user interface corresponding to the tool type is switched and displayed. In addition, the electronic device may open or close specific functions automatically according to the tool type. As a result, the efficiency of switching user interfaces is improved, and furthermore the convenience of operating the electronic device is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Feng Hsu, Yih-Feng Kao, John C. Wang
  • Patent number: 8120586
    Abstract: Electronic devices with preselected operational characteristics and associated methods are disclosed. The electronic devices can include a 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 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 causes the user interface to navigate on the display based on the performed analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Feng Hsu, Yih-Feng Kao, John C. Wang