Patents by Inventor Pen-Tai Miao

Pen-Tai Miao 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: 10403235
    Abstract: The invention introduces a screen-sharing method, executed by a processing unit of a screen-sharing source, which contains at least the following steps. Application windows being opened on a display unit are obtained. For each application window, screen-sharing receivers, which are connected to the screen-sharing source, are detected and items are appended to a system menu instance of the application window, where each item corresponds to one screen-sharing receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Pen-Tai Miao, Ping-Hung Chen, Yu-Ping Lin, Fang-Wen Liao
  • Patent number: 10359921
    Abstract: The invention introduces a method for operating interactive whiteboards, performed by a processing unit of a control node, which contains at least the following steps. A connected-device display region, a multi-screen layout region and a whiteboard display region are provided on an interactive display device. After detecting that an icon of the connected-device display region is dragged and dropped into a block of the multi-screen layout region, a network address associated with the icon is obtained. A TCP port number associated with the block of the connected-device display region, which contains the dropped icon, is obtained. A ready notification containing the TCP port number is transmitted to the network address. Screen data with the TCP port number is received. The screen data is displayed on a block of the whiteboard display region, which is associated with the block of the connected-device display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Fang-Wen Liao, Pen-Tai Miao, Ping-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 10327027
    Abstract: The invention introduces a screencasting method, executed by a processing unit of a screencasting source, which contains at least the following steps. After the screencasting source connects to a screencasting receiver, a first screen image displayed on a display unit of the screencasting source is captured. Then, the first screen image and display area information of a first input component of the first screen image is transmitted to the screencasting receiver, thereby enabling the screencasting receiver to render a second screen image according to the first screen image and the display area information, where the second screen image contains at least a second input component including at least an input string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Fang-Wen Liao, Ping-Hung Chen, Pen-Tai Miao
  • Patent number: 10038750
    Abstract: A method and system of sharing data and a server apparatus thereof are provided. The method includes following steps. When a first operation command is detected, first operation information is transmitted from a server apparatus to a first client apparatus. The first operation information is received by the first client apparatus to execute a first operation, and data information related to a data object is generated and transmitted to the server apparatus. The data information is received and transmitted to other client apparatuses by the server apparatus, so as to enable a second operation related to the data object. When a second operation command is detected, second operation information is transmitted to a second client apparatus by the server apparatus. In response to the second operation information, the second client apparatus is connected to the first client apparatus to obtain the data object according to the data information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Fang-Wen Liao, Ping-Hung Chen, Pen-Tai Miao
  • Publication number: 20180107249
    Abstract: An electronic system, an electronic device and a method for setting an extending screen thereof, and a projector apparatus are provided. The method for setting the extending screen includes following steps. Whether at least one projector apparatus is connected to an electronic device is determined. Moreover, when the projector apparatus is connected to the electronic device, the projector apparatus is set as at least one extending screen extended out from the edge of the screen of the electronic device. The corresponding relationship between the extending screen and the screen is related to the location relationship between the connected projector apparatus and the screen of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Pen-Tai Miao
  • Patent number: 9894123
    Abstract: A method for sharing a control right and a host device are provided. The method of sharing the control right is adapted to the host device of an interactive whiteboard system. The method includes the following steps. A scanning process is executed to receive an online notification signal broadcast by a first client device, wherein the online notification signal includes a weight value and device information of the first client device; it is determined whether the control right of the interactive whiteboard system is released or not, and when the control right of the interactive whiteboard system is not released, it is determined whether to share the control right of the interactive whiteboard system to the first client device according to the weight value. When the control right is determined to be shared to the first client device, a control right notification signal is transmitted to the first client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Pen-Tai Miao, Ping-Hung Chen, Fang-Wen Liao
  • Patent number: 9857942
    Abstract: A method of connecting device adapted to an interactive whiteboard system and a host device thereof are provided. The host device has an interactive display device. The method includes the following steps. A scanning process is executed to receive a notification signal which is continuously broadcast by a first client device. A representative icon is obtained from an icon base, and the representative icon is set according to device information of the first client device in the notification signal, such that the representative icon is related to the first client device. The representative icon is displayed on the interactive display device, and then a broadcast termination signal is transmitted back to the first client device after the representative icon is displayed. After receiving the broadcast termination signal, the first client device stops broadcasting the notification signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Pen-Tai Miao, Ping-Hung Chen, Fang-Wen Liao
  • Patent number: 9578315
    Abstract: A method for judging in a 3D environment includes: receiving a first image and a second image of a displayed 3D image, the first image being captured without the aid of 3D glasses, the second image being captured with the 3D glasses arranged in front of an image capturing unit; processing each of the first and second images so as to obtain a respective one of a processed first image and a processed second image; and determining whether a number of enclosed areas contained in the processed first image is equal to a predetermined value, and whether a number of enclosed areas contained in the processed second image is equal to another predetermined value. The 3D environment is normal when results of determinations are affirmative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pen-Tai Miao, Ping-Hung Chen, Shih-Ming Hsu, Li-Yu Yang
  • Patent number: 9432615
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display unit; a memory unit; and a processing unit electrically connected to the display unit and the memory unit, the processing unit capturing (N+M) frames displayed by the display unit, N and M being positive integers, the N frames having a first resolution, the M frames having a second resolution, the first resolution being larger than the second resolution, the processing unit converting a color space of the (N+M) frames and encoding the (N+M) frames, the processing unit magnifying a size of each of the M frames to be equal to a size of each of the N frames, the processing unit encapsulating and outputting the (N+M) frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Pen-Tai Miao, Ping-Hung Chen, Fang-Wen Liao, Li-Yu Yang
  • Publication number: 20160188170
    Abstract: A method of connecting device adapted to an interactive whiteboard system and a host device thereof are provided. The host device has an interactive display device. The method includes the following steps. A scanning process is executed to receive a notification signal which is continuously broadcast by a first client device. A representative icon is obtained from an icon base, and the representative icon is set according to device information of the first client device in the notification signal, such that the representative icon is related to the first client device. The representative icon is displayed on the interactive display device, and then a broadcast termination signal is transmitted back to the first client device after the representative icon is displayed. After receiving the broadcast termination signal, the first client device stops broadcasting the notification signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Pen-Tai Miao, Ping-Hung Chen, Fang-Wen Liao
  • Publication number: 20160182634
    Abstract: A method and system of sharing data and a server apparatus thereof are provided. The method includes following steps. When a first operation command is detected, first operation information is transmitted from a server apparatus to a first client apparatus. The first operation information is received by the first client apparatus to execute a first operation, and data information related to a data object is generated and transmitted to the server apparatus. The data information is received and transmitted to other client apparatuses by the server apparatus, so as to enable a second operation related to the data object. When a second operation command is detected, second operation information is transmitted to a second client apparatus by the server apparatus. In response to the second operation information, the second client apparatus is connected to the first client apparatus to obtain the data object according to the data information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Fang-Wen Liao, Ping-Hung Chen, Pen-Tai Miao
  • Publication number: 20160173545
    Abstract: A method for sharing a control right and a host device are provided. The method of sharing the control right is adapted to the host device of an interactive whiteboard system. The method includes the following steps. A scanning process is executed to receive an online notification signal broadcast by a first client device, wherein the online notification signal includes a weight value and device information of the first client device; it is determined whether the control right of the interactive whiteboard system is released or not, and when the control right of the interactive whiteboard system is not released, it is determined whether to share the control right of the interactive whiteboard system to the first client device according to the weight value. When the control right is determined to be shared to the first client device, a control right notification signal is transmitted to the first client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Pen-Tai Miao, Ping-Hung Chen, Fang-Wen Liao
  • Publication number: 20160098181
    Abstract: The invention introduces a method for operating interactive whiteboards, performed by a processing unit of a control node, which contains at least the following steps. A connected-device display region, a multi-screen layout region and a whiteboard display region are provided on an interactive display device. After detecting that an icon of the connected-device display region is dragged and dropped into a block of the multi-screen layout region, a network address associated with the icon is obtained. A TCP port number associated with the block of the connected-device display region, which contains the dropped icon, is obtained. A ready notification containing the TCP port number is transmitted to the network address. Screen data with the TCP port number is received. The screen data is displayed on a block of the whiteboard display region, which is associated with the block of the connected-device display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Fang-Wen LIAO, Pen-Tai MIAO, Ping-Hung CHEN
  • Publication number: 20160094603
    Abstract: An audio and video sharing method and system is provided. The audio and video sharing method includes initializing a plurality of audio capturing modules in response to a plurality of applications, capturing the first audio data from the first application and the second audio data from the second application, generating the first audio and video stream based on the first audio data, and transmitting the first audio and video stream in response to the first audio and video sharing request. Accordingly, the system separately captures the audio stream from the different applications, and after appropriately coding, transmits the corresponding audio stream to the corresponding user, thereby sharing the corresponding audio stream individually in response to the request of each user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Fang-Wen Liao, Ping-Hung Chen, Pen-Tai Miao
  • Publication number: 20160072859
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention introduces a method for sharing applications, executed by a processing unit of a sharing apparatus, which contains at least the following steps. Application-sharing information is sent to a control node, wherein the application-sharing information regarding an application to be shared and a control-filtering policy of the application, thereby enabling the control node to search sharing apparatuses capable of providing services for a requesting apparatus and determine whether to transfer a control signal to the sharing apparatus according to the application-sharing information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Pen-Tai MIAO, Ping-Hung CHEN, Fang-Wen LIAO
  • Publication number: 20160014168
    Abstract: The invention introduces a method for sharing applications between apparatuses, which contains at least the following steps. A processing unit of a first electronic apparatus discovers local applications to generate an application list, and sends the application list to a second electronic apparatus in a formatted message, wherein the application list contains at least paths storing the applications. After receiving an application path from the second electronic apparatus, the processing unit launches one corresponding application, generates an application window, and sends screen data containing at least the application window to the second electronic apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Fang-Wen LIAO, Pen-Tai MIAO, Ping-Hung CHEN
  • Publication number: 20150373389
    Abstract: The invention introduces a screencasting method, executed by a processing unit of a screencasting source, which contains at least the following steps. After the screencasting source connects to a screencasting receiver, a first screen image displayed on a display unit of the screencasting source is captured. Then, the first screen image and display area information of a first input component of the first screen image is transmitted to the screencasting receiver, thereby enabling the screencasting receiver to render a second screen image according to the first screen image and the display area information, where the second screen image contains at least a second input component including at least an input string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Fang-Wen LIAO, Ping-Hung CHEN, Pen-Tai MIAO
  • Publication number: 20150373066
    Abstract: The invention introduces a screen-sharing method, executed by a processing unit of a screen-sharing source, which contains at least the following steps. Application windows being opened on a display unit are obtained. For each application window, screen-sharing receivers, which are connected to the screen-sharing source, are detected and items are appended to a system menu instance of the application window, where each item corresponds to one screen-sharing receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Pen-Tai MIAO, Ping-Hung CHEN, Yu-Ping LIN, Fang-Wen LIAO
  • Publication number: 20150334381
    Abstract: A method for judging in a 3D environment includes: receiving a first image and a second image of a displayed 3D image, the first image being captured without the aid of 3D glasses, the second image being captured with the 3D glasses arranged in front of an image capturing unit; processing each of the first and second images so as to obtain a respective one of a processed first image and a processed second image; and determining whether a number of enclosed areas contained in the processed first image is equal to a predetermined value, and whether a number of enclosed areas contained in the processed second image is equal to another predetermined value. The 3D environment is normal when results of determinations are affirmative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Pen-Tai Miao, Ping-Hung Chen, Shih-Ming Hsu, Li-Yu Yang
  • Publication number: 20150271431
    Abstract: An information transmission method is utilized in a wireless display system and the wireless display system includes a source terminal and a sink terminal establishing a wireless connection with each other. The information transmission method includes the sink terminal receiving and displaying frame information transmitted from the source terminal by a data channel and obtaining an operation information; the sink terminal generating a control information according to the operation information and transmitting the control information to the source terminal by a user input back channel; the source terminal performing a command in the control information to output a result information; and the source terminal determining whether to adjust the result information to a display information with a smaller amount of information according to a transmission setting corresponding to the command in the control information and transmitting the display information to the sink terminal by the data channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Pen-Tai Miao, Ping-Hung Chen