Patents by Inventor Paul Jin Hwang

Paul Jin Hwang 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: 9088489
    Abstract: A computer establishes a wireless wide area network (WWAN) account simply by entering his telephone number in a user interface (UI) which is sent to an Internet server and correlated with the user's telephone account. A utility notes when a usage limitation for a period is approaching and in response disables wireless updates and automatically executes the updates when a landline connection is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Fredrik Carpio, Paul Jin Hwang, Gary Robert Lyons, Edward Theodore Winter, Michael Chang, Andrew Lee Lawton
  • Patent number: 8914332
    Abstract: Hashes of metadata of digital photographs on, e.g., a removable camera memory are compared against values in a hash table representing previously stored photographs on an archive computer to ensure that only previously unstored photos are copied onto the archive computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Jin Hwang, Rachel Thuy Nguyen, Guoxuan Zhang, Jianyu Roy Zheng
  • Publication number: 20130342734
    Abstract: When a user selects digital zooming in a camera such as might be included in a wireless telephone or PDA, a series of images are automatically obtained and superimposed using super-resolution techniques to produce an improved digital zoom image transparently to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicants: Sony Electronics Inc., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Fredrik Carpio, Paul Jin Hwang
  • Patent number: 8607290
    Abstract: Based on a user profile, content that is predicted to be desired by the user, including past episodes of a series that may have been missed by the user, is downloaded to the user's home system during periods of low bandwidth usage in the home system. A determination is made dynamically as to whether to provide the content from a server or a peer-to-peer network based on network attributes, file size, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Li-De Lin, Paul Jin Hwang, Masashi Kuroko, Timothy Scott Miller
  • Patent number: 8587696
    Abstract: When a user selects digital zooming in a camera such as might be included in a wireless telephone or PDA, a series of images are automatically obtained and superimposed using super-resolution techniques to produce an improved digital zoom image transparently to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Fredrik Carpio, Paul Jin Hwang
  • Publication number: 20130278604
    Abstract: When a user selects digital zooming in a camera such as might be included in a wireless telephone or PDA, a series of images are automatically obtained and superimposed using super-resolution techniques to produce an improved digital zoom image transparently to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Fredrik Carpio, Paul Jin Hwang
  • Publication number: 20130254167
    Abstract: Hashes of metadata of digital photographs on, e.g., a removable camera memory are compared against values in a hash table representing previously stored photographs on an archive computer to ensure that only previously unstored photos are copied onto the archive computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicants: SONY ELECTRONICS INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Jin Hwang, Rachel Thuy Nguyen, Guoxuan Zhang, Jianyu Roy Zheng
  • Patent number: 8542296
    Abstract: When a user selects digital zooming in a camera such as might be included in a wireless telephone or PDA, a series of images are automatically obtained and superimposed using super-resolution techniques to produce an improved digital zoom image transparently to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Fredrik Carpio, Paul Jin Hwang
  • Patent number: 8527469
    Abstract: Hashes of metadata of digital photographs on, e.g., a removable camera memory are compared against values in a hash table representing previously stored photographs on an archive computer to ensure that only previously unstored photos are copied onto the archive computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Jin Hwang, Rachel Thuy Nguyen, Guoxuan Zhang, Jianyu Roy Zheng
  • Patent number: 8477217
    Abstract: When a user selects digital zooming in a camera such as might be included in a wireless telephone or PDA, a series of images are automatically obtained and superimposed using super-resolution techniques to produce an improved digital zoom image transparently to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Fredrik Carpio, Paul Jin Hwang
  • Patent number: 8458747
    Abstract: A cost function is stochastically optimized using, e.g., simulated annealing to render a neighborhood of entities based on which content recommendations can be provided to a user of a home entertainment system. The cost function represents a normalized sum of rating similarity scores from entities of the neighborhood that are related to content items viewed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Paul Jin Hwang, Frank Li-De Lin
  • Patent number: 8316406
    Abstract: Based on a user profile, content that is predicted to be desired by the user, including past episodes of a series that may have been missed by the user, is downloaded to the user's home system during periods of low bandwidth usage in the home system. A determination is made dynamically as to whether to provide the content from a server or a peer-to-peer network based on network attributes, file size, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Li-De Lin, Paul Jin Hwang, Masashi Kuroko, Timothy Scott Miller
  • Patent number: 8311734
    Abstract: A mobile computer that can be borne in a vehicle and that can receive position information may adjust a maximum speed limit to account for unfavorable weather or road conditions and cause the vehicle to automatically reduce speed below the adjusted maximum limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Fredrik Carpio, Paul Jin Hwang
  • Patent number: 8295846
    Abstract: A CE device can incorporate a GPS receiver and can be moved around a building with wireless access point (AP) signal strengths recorded at various locations. The optimum AP location is selected on the basis of the location-to-signal strength correlations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Jin Hwang, Fredrik Carpio, Nikolaos Georgis, Benjamin Lo
  • Publication number: 20120229341
    Abstract: A CE device can incorporate a GPS receiver and can be moved around a building with wireless access point (AP) signal strengths recorded at various locations. The optimum AP location is selected on the basis of the location-to-signal strength correlations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Paul Jin Hwang, Fredrik Carpio, Nikolaos Georgis, Benjamin Lo
  • Patent number: 8176065
    Abstract: A photograph in an album of photographs is selected as the cover for the album based on metadata, e.g., most frequently viewed, last viewed, EXIF data, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Jin Hwang, Rachel They Nguyen, Guoxuan Zhang, Jianyu Roy Zheng
  • Publication number: 20120081286
    Abstract: Keypad keys having functions when they are pressed simultaneously with a meta key are backlit or bear indicia indicating the functions. A user interface (UI) can be presented indicating the functions of the keys. A row of special purpose keys user-programmable can be provided with each key invoking a respective application of service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Fredrik Carpio, Rommel Garay, Paul Jin Hwang, Gary Robert Lyons, Edward Theodore Winter, Christopher Mark Ohren, Michael Chang, Andrew Lee Lawton, Scott Avery Patton
  • Publication number: 20120039513
    Abstract: Social media account UIs are disclosed to allow users to easily manage all social media accounts. Photos are automatically shared based on image recognition with social networking contacts appearing in the photos. Movies are automatically created from related social media clips, and videos can be generated by a user and uploaded to the user's social media accounts with a single click.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Frederik Carpio, Michael Chang, Rommel Garay, Paul Jin Hwang, Andrew Lee Lawton, Gary Robert Lyons, Edward Theodore Winter
  • Publication number: 20120042035
    Abstract: A computer establishes a wireless wide area network (WWAN) account simply by entering his telephone number in a user interface (UI) which is sent to an Internet server and correlated with the user's telephone account. A utility notes when a usage limitation for a period is approaching and in response disables wireless updates and automatically executes the updates when a landline connection is sensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Fredrik Carpio, Paul Jin Hwang, Gary Robert Lyons, Edward Theodore Winter, Michael Chang, Andrew Lee Lawton
  • Patent number: 8098297
    Abstract: A camera system includes an image sensor and a processing apparatus receiving image frames from the sensor before and after receipt of a user picture signal. The processing apparatus discards frames that do not meet a quality criterion such as under-exposed frames. Also, the processing apparatus compresses only a subset of remaining frames, specifically, those that meet a compression amount threshold. The remaining frames are presented to a user, who can select a representative frame as the “picture” that was taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Crisan, Nikolaos Georgis, Fredrik Carpio, Paul Jin Hwang