Patents by Inventor Tai-Yuan Hou

Tai-Yuan Hou 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: 5974201
    Abstract: In an image processing system, smart images are provided with a structure consisting of a raw image with a knowledge structure. Each smart image is processed as an object, and reacts via its knowledge structure to environmental changes and/or queries for carrying out certain actions, and for preprocessing image data in anticipation of a user's future requirements relative to a given protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Shi-Kuo Chang, Tai-Yuan Hou, Arding Hsu
  • Patent number: 5838313
    Abstract: A multimedia-based reporting system utilizes a command interpreter and an annotation input interpreter to receive inputs from a user and forwards the inputs to an open report handler, a save report handler, a delete current report handler, a mail report handler, an attach media handler, a print report handler, a static annotation handler, a dynamic annotation handler including recording and playback and an annotation on annotation handler. The static annotation handler allows the user to add drawings and text to the report. The dynamic annotation handler allows the user to record/playback annotations from the annotation input interpreter. The annotation on annotation handler allows the user to record a session of dynamic annotation based on a segment of existent dynamic annotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignees: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc., Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Tai-Yuan Hou, Wei-Kwan Vincent Su, Thomas Meissner, Arding Hsu