Patents by Inventor Steve LanPing Huang

Steve LanPing Huang 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: 10311714
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic device having a remote control application user interface that functions to displays operational mode information to a user. The graphical user interface may be used, for example, to setup the remote control application to control appliances for one or more users in one or more rooms, to perform activities, and to access favorites. The remote control application is also adapted to be upgradeable. Furthermore, the remote control application provides for the sharing of operational mode information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Steve LanPing Huang, Cheryl Scott, Wayne Scott
  • Publication number: 20190155468
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic device having a remote control application user interface that functions to displays operational mode information to a user. The graphical user interface may be used, for example, to setup the remote control application to control appliances for one or more users in one or more rooms, to perform activities, and to access favorites. The remote control application is also adapted to be upgradeable. Furthermore, the remote control application provides for the sharing of operational mode information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Steve LanPing Huang, Cheryl Scott, Wayne Scott
  • Patent number: 10204509
    Abstract: A system and method for using an RFID tag to automatically setup and configure a universal remote control to command appliances of various types and various manufacturers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Steve LanPing Huang, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20180261079
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic device having a remote control application user interface that functions to displays operational mode information to a user. The graphical user interface may be used, for example, to setup the remote control application to control appliances for one or more users in one or more rooms, to perform activities, and to access favorites. The remote control application is also adapted to be upgradeable. Furthermore, the remote control application provides for the sharing of operational mode information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Steve LanPing Huang, Cheryl Scott, Wayne Scott
  • Patent number: 9733804
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic device having a remote control application user interface that functions to displays operational mode information to a user. The graphical user interface may be used, for example, to setup the remote control application to control appliances for one or more users in one or more rooms, to perform activities, and to access favorites. The remote control application is also adapted to be upgradeable. Furthermore, the remote control application provides for the sharing of operational mode information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Steve LanPing Huang, Cheryl Scott, Wayne Scott
  • Publication number: 20170092117
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic device having a remote control application user interface that functions to displays operational mode information to a user. The graphical user interface may be used, for example, to setup the remote control application to control appliances for one or more users in one or more rooms, to perform activities, and to access favorites. The remote control application is also adapted to be upgradeable. Furthermore, the remote control application provides for the sharing of operational mode information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Steve LanPing Huang, Cheryl Scott, Wayne Scott
  • Patent number: 9412261
    Abstract: A system and method for using an RFID tag to automatically setup and configure a universal remote control to command appliances of various types and various manufacturers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Steve LanPing Huang, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 9310976
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic device having a remote control application user interface that functions to displays operational mode information to a user. The graphical user interface may be used, for example, to setup the remote control application to control appliances for one or more users in one or more rooms, to perform activities, and to access favorites. The remote control application is also adapted to be upgradeable. Furthermore, the remote control application provides for the sharing of operational mode information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Steve LanPing Huang, Cheryl Scott, Wayne Scott
  • Publication number: 20150279204
    Abstract: A system and method for using an RFID tag to automatically setup and configure a universal remote control to command appliances of various types and various manufacturers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Steve LanPing Huang, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 9137473
    Abstract: A method for controlling the operation of a plurality of consumer electronic devices by displaying a plurality of broadcast channel identifiers each corresponding to a broadcast channel in a display of a controlling device adapted to command at least channel tuning operations of the plurality of consumer electronic devices. Input is accepted into the controlling device that functions to designate one of the plurality of broadcast channel identifiers and the controlling device uses the designation of the one of the plurality of broadcast channel identifiers to cause a transmission of a wireless signal from the controlling device to a one of the plurality of consumer electronic devices to thereby cause the one of the plurality of consumer electronic devices to tune to the broadcast channel corresponding to the designated one of the plurality of broadcast channel identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Lee Haughawout, Mauro Dresti, Sandro David Klein, Alex Louie, Han-Sheng Yuh, Steve LanPing Huang, Patrick H. Hayes, Weidong William Wang
  • Publication number: 20150067738
    Abstract: A device uses received electronic program guide data to present an electronic program guide in a display of the device. The displayed electronic program guide includes at least one selectable user interface element corresponding to the at least one currently available media, e.g., a currently airing television program, and at least one user interface element corresponding to at least one yet-to-be available media, e.g., a future airing television program. When a user selects the at least one user interface element corresponding to the at least one currently available media the portable electronic device is caused to issue one or more commands to cause at least one controllable device to access the currently available media. When a user selects the at least one user interface element corresponding to the at least one yet-to be available media data related to the yet-to-be available media is transferred to a calendar application resident on the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Robert P. Lilleness, Steve LanPing Huang, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20140215528
    Abstract: A method for controlling the operation of a plurality of consumer electronic devices by displaying a plurality of broadcast channel identifiers each corresponding to a broadcast channel in a display of a controlling device adapted to command at least channel tuning operations of the plurality of consumer electronic devices. Input is accepted into the controlling device that functions to designate one of the plurality of broadcast channel identifiers and the controlling device uses the designation of the one of the plurality of broadcast channel identifiers to cause a transmission of a wireless signal from the controlling device to a one of the plurality of consumer electronic devices to thereby cause the one of the plurality of consumer electronic devices to tune to the broadcast channel corresponding to the designated one of the plurality of broadcast channel identifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Lee Haughawout, Mauro Dresti, Sandro David Klein, Alex Louie, Han-Sheng Yu, Steve LanPing Huang, Patrick H. Hayes, Weidong William Wang
  • Publication number: 20140188484
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic device having a remote control application user interface that functions to displays operational mode information to a user. The graphical user interface may be used, for example, to setup the remote control application to control appliances for one or more users in one or more rooms, to perform activities, and to access favorites. The remote control application is also adapted to be upgradeable. Furthermore, the remote control application provides for the sharing of operational mode information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Steve LanPing Huang, Cheryl Scott, Wayne Scott
  • Patent number: 8473865
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic device having a remote control application user interface that functions to displays operational mode information to a user. The graphical user interface may be used, for example, to setup the remote control application to control appliances for one or more users in one or more rooms, to perform activities, and to access favorites. The remote control application is also adapted to be upgradeable. Furthermore, the remote control application provides for the sharing of operational mode information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Steve LanPing Huang, Cheryl Scott, Wayne Scott
  • Patent number: 8063923
    Abstract: A Web server by which a user can request that reminder data, movie guide data, and/or TV guide data be downloaded to a portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Lilleness, Steve LanPing Huang, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 8015446
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic device having a remote control application user interface that functions to displays operational mode information to a user. The graphical user interface may be used, for example, to setup the remote control application to control appliances for one or more users in one or more rooms, to perform activities, and to access favorites. The remote control application is also adapted to be upgradeable. Furthermore, the remote control application provides for the sharing of operational mode information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Cheryl Scott, Wayne Scott, Steve LanPing Huang
  • Patent number: 7907222
    Abstract: A system and method for enabling set up of a controlling device capable of controlling a plurality of appliances, via an interactive instruction set and associated programming. The programming is accessible by a STB or other controllable appliance and is configured to appropriately display interactive instructions and prompts to a user during a user initiated set up procedure for configuration of another controllable device (e.g., DVD, VCR, DVR, etc) available to the user. Appropriate set up data, generally in the form of command library codes, is displayed to the user by the interactive instruction set and associated programming for entry and trial by the user in set up of the desired appliance(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Lee Haughawout, Steve LanPing Huang, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 7895532
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic device having a remote control application user interface that functions to displays operational mode information to a user. The graphical user interface may be used, for example, to setup the remote control application to control appliances for one or more users in one or more rooms, to perform activities, and to access favorites. The remote control application is also adapted to be upgradeable. Furthermore, the remote control application provides for the sharing of operational mode information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Universal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheryl Scott, Wayne Scott, Steve LanPing Huang
  • Publication number: 20100321201
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic device having a remote control application user interface that functions to displays operational mode information to a user. The graphical user interface may be used, for example, to setup the remote control application to control appliances for one or more users in one or more rooms, to perform activities, and to access favorites. The remote control application is also adapted to be upgradeable. Furthermore, the remote control application provides for the sharing of operational mode information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Steve LanPing Huang, Cheryl Scott, Wayne Scott
  • Publication number: 20100313169
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic device having a remote control application user interface that functions to displays operational mode information to a user. The graphical user interface may be used, for example, to setup the remote control application to control appliances for one or more users in one or more rooms, to perform activities, and to access favorites. The remote control application is also adapted to be upgradeable. Furthermore, the remote control application provides for the sharing of operational mode information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Steve LanPing Huang, Cheryl Scott, Wayne Scott