Patents by Inventor Yoon Wong

Yoon Wong 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: 20090079581
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a novelty container with a cover mounted to the container operable between closed and open positions which activate and deactivate a sound generating assembly. An electrically operated sound generating assembly is mounted to the container, having a sound generator circuit board, a battery electrically connected to the sound generator circuit board and a speaker electrically connected to the circuit board. A switch is mounted to the container to activate the sound generating assembly and has a resilient electrically conductive first member attached to the container and electrically connected to sound generating assembly, biased towards and engaging an electrically conductive second member attached to the container and electrically connected to the sound generating assembly. A flexible electrically insulating element attached to the cover and adjacent to the resilient electrically conductive first member which is reciprocatingly moveable in concert with the operation of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Chin Yoon Wong, Christopher Goh
  • Publication number: 20080074400
    Abstract: A proximity input detection system for an electronic device. In one embodiment, the present invention utilizes an inductive field sensor to detect a change in a magnetic field when an input device with a coil is within a threshold distance. In another embodiment, the present invention utilizes a capacitive sensor which can locate the position of an electrically conductive object which is within a threshold distance. The capacitive sensor can also be used, for example, as a switch to activate the device if a user picks it up. The present invention allows user inputs to be detected without actually touching the electronic device. The present invention can also be used to detect inputs through intervening non-metallic layers such as a protective cover or another display of the device without using additional input sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Shawn Gettemy, Yoon Wong
  • Publication number: 20080032738
    Abstract: Techniques to create a portable wireless network are described. A mobile computing device may comprise a first transceiver to communicate with a fixed wireless device, and a second transceiver to communicate with multiple wireless devices. The mobile computing device may also include a network access management module to manage communications between each wireless device and the fixed wireless device. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Monty Boyer, Gavin Peacock, Douglas Anderson, Rich Karstens, Ryan Robertson, Chris Robertson, David Kammer, Kenneth Comstock, Yoon Wong, Jason Hertzberg, Steven Lemke
  • Publication number: 20080032755
    Abstract: A handheld computing device featuring interchangeable display units is disclosed. The handheld computing device includes a processing unit and a visual display unit detachable from the processing unit. The processing unit and the detachable visual display unit include communication ports capable of communicating with each other. The processing unit further can receive information representative of the properties of the detachable visual display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Sherridythe Fraser, Shawn Gettemy, Kevin Lee, Yoon Wong, Lawrence Lam
  • Publication number: 20070296693
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided that includes a user-interface feature, a detection mechanism and one or more internal components. The user-interface feature is configurable to have a selected orientation about one or more axes. The detection mechanism can detect orientation information about the electronic device. The one or more components may select the orientation of the user-interface feature based on the detected orientation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Yoon Wong, William Hanson, Shawn Gettemy
  • Publication number: 20070290989
    Abstract: A display system for a handheld computing device is disclosed. The display system includes a processing unit having a first communication port, and a visual display unit separable from the processing unit. The visual display unit further includes a visual display, and a second communication port. The display unit can be expanded from an initial or storage state to present a larger visual display size. Further, the first communication port providing communication with the second communication port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Shawn Gettemy, Sherridythe Fraser, Kevin Lee, William Hanson, Yoon Wong, Mark Oliver
  • Publication number: 20070277230
    Abstract: A system and method for providing secured access of a mobile device is disclosed herein. Access to data included in the mobile device is permitted when the presence of an authentication device having the proper authentication information is received by the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Jeffrey Hawkins, Bernard Cousineau, David Blight, Yoon Wong
  • Publication number: 20070263573
    Abstract: Radio logging data of a smartphone is collected on the smartphone itself using an on-device radio logging application that runs on the smartphone itself. The collected radio logging data is provided to a host computer at a later time after the radio logging data is saved, or as the radio logging data is collected, or to a remote computer as the radio logging data is collected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Yoon Wong, Justin Manus
  • Publication number: 20070266173
    Abstract: Data is communicated between a first computing device and a second computing device over a transport employing a communication protocol in a multiplexed manner. The second computing device also includes wireless communication capabilities. Data is received from a first application and a second application through a first virtual port and a second virtual port, respectively, and packets are generated from the data. Tags corresponding to the first application or the second application are added to each packet. The packets are multiplexed and transmitted over the transport according to the communication protocol. The transmitted packets are de-multiplexed based upon the tags to reconstruct the data corresponding to the first or second application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Yoon Wong, Justin Manus, Gurmeet Kalra, Alexandre Roux
  • Publication number: 20070266178
    Abstract: Data is communicated between a first computing device and a second computing device over a transport employing a communication protocol in a multiplexed manner. The second computing device also includes wireless communication capabilities. Data is received from a first application and a second application through a first virtual port and a second virtual port, respectively, and packets are generated from the data. Tags corresponding to the first application or the second application are added to each packet. The packets are multiplexed and transmitted over the transport according to the communication protocol. The transmitted packets are de-multiplexed based upon the tags to reconstruct the data corresponding to the first or second application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Yoon Wong, Justin Manus
  • Publication number: 20070207733
    Abstract: A method of indexing information stored on a portable electronic device. The method includes receiving an association signal by the portable electronic device the association signal providing an indication of adjacent resources, accessing a database including a table storing relationships between data stored on the portable electronic device and the association signal, and indexing the data based on the relationships accessed in the database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Yoon Wong, David Kammer, Russell Webb, Steven Lemke
  • Publication number: 20070167149
    Abstract: A system and method for crediting an account of a network access node includes receiving a data signal at a network access node, forwarding the data signal wirelessly to a network user node, and providing account crediting information to an accounting system. The account crediting information represents a credit to be recorded for an account associated with the network access node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Kenneth Comstock, Yoon Wong, Jason Hertzberg, Steven Lemke
  • Publication number: 20070152963
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided that includes a housing, a plurality of modules, a sensor and a selection mechanism. The housing has multiple housing segments, with each segment housing one of the plurality of modules. The sensor detects an orientation of the electronic device. The selection mechanism automatically selects at least one, but nor all, of the plurality of modules to be active, based on the detected orientation of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Yoon Wong, William Hanson, Shawn Gettemy
  • Publication number: 20070080935
    Abstract: An accessory module or accessory display device for a handheld computer is disclosed. The device includes an interface configured to be coupled to a handheld computer through an interface slot. The module may be flexibly hinged to the interconnect interface, permitting the coupling of the module to a variety of host devices. The module includes memory configured to store information customized to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: William Hanson, Yoon Wong
  • Publication number: 20070069975
    Abstract: A display system for,a handheld computing device is disclosed. The display system includes a processing unit having a first communication port, and a visual display unit separable from the processing unit. The visual display unit further includes a visual display, and a second communication port. The display unit can be expanded from an initial or storage state to present a larger visual display size. Further, the first communication port providing communication with the second communication port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Shawn Gettemy, Sherridythe Fraser, Kevin Lee, William Hanson, Yoon Wong, Mark Oliver
  • Publication number: 20070052617
    Abstract: A display system is disclosed. The display system includes a processor. The display system also includes a first display device having a first display surface and receiving display data from the processor. The display system also includes a second displayed device having a display area smaller then the first display device and moveable over the surface of the first display device. The display system also includes a sensor in communication with the processor and communicating location data to the processor. The location data is representative of the relative location of the first display to the second display. Further still, the display system includes a program running on the processor and providing display data to the first and second display devices. The display data is provided to the second display device based on the location data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventors: William Hanson, Shawn Gettemy, Sherridythe Fraser, Yoon Wong, Mark Oliver
  • Publication number: 20070024583
    Abstract: A display system for a handheld computing device is disclosed. The display system includes a processing unit having a first communication port, and a visual display unit separable from the processing unit. The visual display unit further includes a visual display, and a second communication port. The display unit can be expanded from an initial or storage state to present a larger visual display size. Further, the first communication port providing communication with the second communication port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Shawn Gettemy, Sherridythe Fraser, Kevin Lee, William Hanson, Yoon Wong, Mark Oliver
  • Publication number: 20070019602
    Abstract: A method of configuring an electronic device for communications with a communications network includes establishing a wireless communications link between a first electronic device and a second electronic device. The first electronic device has saved thereon a set of network parameters for enabling communications between the first electronic device and the communications network. The method also includes communicating the set of network parameters to the second electronic device, retaining the set of network parameters on the second electronic device, and establishing a communications link between the second electronic device and the communications network by applying settings to the second electronic device. The settings are based on the network parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Yoon Wong, David Kammer, Steven Lemke
  • Publication number: 20060268560
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a bezel feature, a connector and a processor. The bezel feature is rotatable amongst a plurality of positions on an arc length that defines a path of motion for the bezel feature. The plurality of positions are distributed along the entire arc length of the path of motion. An interface or connector couples the bezel feature to the processor of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: Yoon Wong, William Hanson, Shawn Gettemy
  • Publication number: 20060255767
    Abstract: Circuitry for charging a battery includes a switch for coupling the power source to the battery. The switch is turned on and off in accordance with a periodic control signal including a plurality of periods. Each period includes a first duration during which the control signal is in a first state and a second duration during which the control signal is in a second state. The switch is turned on when the control signal is in the first state to couple the power source to the battery, and turned off when the control signal is in the second state to decouple the power source from the battery. Since the switch is periodically turned off while the battery is being charged, the average amount of heat generated by the switch is reduced, thereby preventing excessive thermal emission from the battery charging circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: Yoon Wong, Scott Davidson