Patents by Inventor Yih-Feng Kao

Yih-Feng Kao 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).

  • Publication number: 20110107211
    Abstract: Data selection and display methods and systems are provided. First, data including a plurality of characters/symbols is displayed in a touch-sensitive display unit. A contact corresponding to an input tool on the touch-sensitive display unit is detected. According to the contact position on the touch-sensitive display unit, a plurality of candidate characters/symbols is determined from the characters/symbols, and a specific position where the candidate characters/symbols to be displayed in the touch-sensitive display unit is re-determined. Then, the candidate characters/symbols are displayed at the specific position in the touch-sensitive display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yen-Lee CHU, Yih-Feng KAO, Hui-Wen WANG
  • Publication number: 20110054650
    Abstract: Methods and systems for application procedure management are provided. First, an event is received, wherein the event defines a normal procedure and a specific procedure. In response to the event, a sensor is activated to detect a presence of at least one object. If the presence of the object is not detected, the normal procedure for the event is performed. If the presence of the object is detected, the specific procedure for the event is performed. In some embodiments, the executed specific procedure includes inactivating a display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Hui-Wen WANG, Yih-Feng Kao, Fu-Chiang Chou, Hok-sum H Luke
  • Publication number: 20110053581
    Abstract: A method of adjusting an event prompt degree and a mobile electronic device and a computer program product using the same are provided. In the present method, whether at least two detection regions of the mobile electronic device simultaneously detect a touch when the mobile electronic device executes a vibration prompt corresponding to an event is determined, wherein the detection regions are independent of each other. A vibration intensity of the vibration prompt is reduced when the detection regions simultaneously detect the touch. Thereby, continuous vibration prompt is prevented from bothering other people.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yih-Feng Kao, Hui-Wen Wang
  • Patent number: 7840721
    Abstract: Devices with multiple functions and methods for switching functions thereof are provided. The device comprises a plurality of hardware components, a plurality of functional modules, an input device, and a processing module. Each functional module corresponds to one of the functional connecting configurations for the hardware components. The processing module executes one of the functional modules and drives the hardware components according to the functional connecting configuration corresponding to the executed functional module. The processing module determines whether to generate a switch command according to an input command received by the input device. When the switch command is generated, the processing module directly terminates the functional module being currently executed and adjusts to execute another functional module, and drives the hardware components according to the functional connecting configuration corresponding to the functional module to be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chi-Pang Chiang, Yih-Feng Kao, Te-Chuan Liu, Shu-Hung Li, Pei-Chun Wen
  • Patent number: 7763842
    Abstract: The motion determination apparatus includes a motion sensor for sensing motion of an electronic device and sending out a motion parameter. A processor receives the motion parameter to determine whether or not his motion is a meaningful motion. A device controller activates a device function according to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Feng Hsu, Yih-Feng Kao, Kuo-Chen Wu, Ming-San Huang, John C. Wang
  • Publication number: 20100159998
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically changing the operating mode of a mobile device in response to changes in positioning or the use of the device includes multiple sensors that provide information relating to the mobile device and its environment. The sensors determine positioning information, incident light intensity, and object proximity and detect the presence of a pointer device. The system monitors the sensors and applications executed by the operating system. Based on the monitoring, the system changes the operating mode of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Hok-Sum H. Luke, Yu-Chuan Chen, Yuan-Mao Tsuei, Wen-Chi Chang, Yih-Feng Kao
  • Publication number: 20090278805
    Abstract: An electronic device with switchable user interface and an electronic device with accessible touch operation are provided. The electronic device with switchable user interface includes a display, a touch sensing means, a position detecting module and a processing module. The touch sensing means is used for sensing a touch of an input tool. The position detecting module is used for determining whether or not the touch is generated on a specific area of the touch sensing means. If the touch is generated on the specific area, the position detecting module determines whether the position of the touch is varied. The processing module coupled to the position detecting module is used for activating a user interface on the display if there is a position variation of the touch. Consequently, the convenience of operating the electronic device is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: HIGH TECH COMPUTER, CORP.
    Inventors: Yih-Feng Kao, Te-Chuan Liu
  • Publication number: 20090271731
    Abstract: An electronic device and a user interface display method thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a touch sensor and a display. The electronic device organizes a plurality of computer programs and a web browser executable on the electronic device into a virtual book. Each page of the virtual book includes a user interface of one of the computer programs or a web page displayed by the web browser. The electronic device displays one of the pages as a current page on the display so that the user interface or the web page of the current page is accessible to a user of the electronic device. In addition, the electronic device senses movement and/or pressure caused by the user on the touch sensor and interprets the movement and/or the pressure as an operating action of the user on the virtual book.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi-Chi Lin, Yih-Feng Kao, Chih-Wei Tai
  • Publication number: 20090271783
    Abstract: An electronic device and a user interface display method thereof are provided. The electronic device organizes a plurality of computer programs executable on the electronic device into a virtual book. Each page of the virtual book includes a user interface of one of the computer programs. The electronic device displays one of the pages as a current page so that the user interface of the current page is accessible to a user of the electronic device. The electronic device senses movement and/or pressure caused by the user and interprets the movement and/or the pressure as operating actions of the user on the virtual book. The electronic device downloads new computer programs from a download server and adds corresponding new pages into the virtual book. At lease one of the computer programs provides a service of a corporate operator of a wireless service network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei-Ting Hsieh, Tai-Ling Lu, Yih-Feng Kao
  • Publication number: 20090170553
    Abstract: A communication device and a method for auto-locking an input interface thereof are provided. In the present invention, an external volume received by the communication device having the input interface is determined when the communication device enters a communication mode. Thereafter, the external volume is compared to a predetermined volume. An input function of the input interface is disabled if the external volume exceeds the predetermined volume. As a result, activation of other functions due to unintended touch of the input interface during a phone call can be avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Hua Wang, Yih-Feng Kao
  • Publication number: 20090167715
    Abstract: An operating method for a user interface is provided. The method is suitable for performing an input operation on a virtual control panel of a portable device by an input apparatus. The method comprises steps of receiving an input signal through the virtual control panel. Then, a type of the input apparatus for generating the input signal on the virtual control panel is determined. Thereafter, according to the type of the input apparatus, a corresponding sensory feedback is generated on the portable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: John C. Wang, Chih-Wei Tai, Yih-Feng Kao
  • Publication number: 20090171564
    Abstract: A satellite navigation method and system are provided. The system includes a global position system (GPS) module, an input unit, a picture database, a geographical information system (GIS) module, an integrating unit, and a display unit. The method includes the following steps. Firstly, a navigation area is determined through the input unit, so as to search out several picture batches in the navigation area from the picture database. Next, a map relating to the navigation area is provided by the GIS module. Then, the picture batches and the map are integrated by the integrating unit to produce an integrated map shown on a first frame of the display unit. Afterwards, several pictures of the picture batch chosen from the first frame displayed on a second frame and satellite navigation information of the picture chosen from the second frame are displayed on a third frame by the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuo-Chen Wu, Yih-Feng Kao, Chih-Feng Hsu
  • Publication number: 20090167714
    Abstract: A method of operating a handheld electronic device and a touch interface apparatus and a storage medium using the same are provided. In this method, an operating interface displayed on a touch screen of the handheld electronic device is used to operate a function module of the handheld electronic device. First, the function module of the handheld electronic device is activated to display a user interface corresponding to the function module on the touch screen. Next, an operating function of the function module is activated, so as to display a corresponding operating interface on the touch screen. In the meantime, the user interface of the function module is reduced simultaneously and displayed on an area of the touch screen excluding the operating interface. Accordingly, a convenient operating interface is provided for the user to operate while the content of original displayed frame remains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yih-Feng Kao, Chun-Yao Hou, Hui-Wen Wang, Fu-Chiang Chou, Chin-Chung Shih
  • Publication number: 20080284756
    Abstract: A method of displaying controls in a touch panel includes detecting contact of an object with the touch panel, determining a dimension of the object contacting the touch panel, and increasing a size of controls corresponding to the contact of the object when the dimension of the object is greater than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Chih-Feng Hsu, Yih-Feng Kao, John C. Wang
  • Publication number: 20080284749
    Abstract: A method for operating a user interface for an electronic device and the software thereof are provided. A processor in the electronic device receives an input signal through a touch sensor. Then the processing unit determines the type of the input tool which triggers the input signal. Finally, various specific functions are enabled or disabled automatically according to the tool type. As a result, the efficiency and convenience of operating the electronic device are increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: HIGH TECH COMPUTER, CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Feng Hsu, Yih-Feng Kao, John C. Wang
  • Publication number: 20080288681
    Abstract: Devices with multiple functions and methods for switching functions thereof are provided. The device comprises a plurality of hardware components, a plurality of functional modules, an input device, and a processing module. Each functional module corresponds to one of the functional connecting configurations for the hardware components. The processing module executes one of the functional modules and drives the hardware components according to the functional connecting configuration corresponding to the executed functional module. The processing module determines whether to generate a switch command according to an input command received by the input device. When the switch command is generated, the processing module directly terminates the functional module being currently executed and adjusts to execute another functional module, and drives the hardware components according to the functional connecting configuration corresponding to the functional module to be executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Chi-Pang Chiang, Yih-Feng Kao, Te-Chuan Liu
  • Publication number: 20080284750
    Abstract: A method for multiple selections for the user interface of an electronic device and the software thereof are provided. A processor in the electronic device receives an input signal through a touch sensor. Then the processor determines the type of the input tool which triggers the input signal. Finally, a multiple selection function is automatically enabled or disabled according to the type of the input tool. As a result, the efficiency and the convenience of operating the electronic device are increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: HIGH TECH COMPUTER, CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Feng Hsu, Yih-Feng Kao, John C. Wang
  • Publication number: 20080284751
    Abstract: A method for identifying the type of input tools for a handheld device is provided. A processor in the handheld device receives an input signal through a touch sensing means. Then the processor determines the type of the input tool which generates the input signal. As a result, the efficiency of follow-up application is improved, and furthermore the convenience of operating the handheld device is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: HIGH TECH COMPUTER, CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Feng Hsu, Yih-Feng Kao, John C. Wang
  • Publication number: 20080284754
    Abstract: A method for operating a user interface and a recording medium for storing a program applying the same are provided. The method includes following steps. First, a touch generated by touching a touch display using an input tool is detected. Then, whether or not the touch is generated on a specific area of the touch display is determined. Next, whether the position of the touch is changed is determined if the touch is generated on the specific area. The user interface is activated or switched if the position of the touch is changed. Accordingly, a more convenient and intuitive method for operating the user interface is provided and the convenience in using the electronic device is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: HIGH TECH COMPUTER, CORP.
    Inventors: Yih-Feng Kao, Te-Chuan Liu
  • Publication number: 20080284746
    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: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: HIGH TECH COMPUTER, CORP.
    Inventors: Yih-Feng Kao, Chih-Feng Hsu, John C. Wang, Chin-Chung Shih, Chun-Yao Hou