Samsung Electronics Patents

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a Korean electronics manufacturer and a part of the Samsung Group. Samsung Electronics manufactures and sells consumer electronics, including cell phones, televisions, tablets, digital cameras, computers, home appliances and home theater and audio components.

Samsung Electronics Patents by Type

  • Publication number: 20170055098
    Abstract: A method of processing an audio signal is provided. The method includes acquiring location information and performance information of a speaker configured to output an audio signal, selecting a frequency band based on the location information, determining a section to be strengthened from the selected frequency band with respect to the audio signal based on the performance information, and applying a gain value to the determined section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-hyun LIM, Yoon-jae LEE, Hae-kwang PARK, Seung-kwan YOO, Eun-mi OH, Jae-youn CHO
  • Publication number: 20170055345
    Abstract: A printed circuit board and a method of manufacturing the same is provided. The printed circuit board includes an insulating substrate, a circuit disposed on the insulating substrate, a pair of first reinforcements spatially separated in the insulating substrate, the first reinforcements extending parallel to a surface of the insulating substrate, and a second reinforcement configured to connect the pair of first reinforcements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Han KIM, Han KIM, Mi-Sun HWANG, Sang-Yul HA, Seok-Hwan AHN, Kyung-Ho LEE
  • Publication number: 20170055220
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for reducing power consumption of a portable terminal are provided. More particularly, an apparatus and method for reducing power consumption generated in an idle state in order to solve a power consumption problem in a portable terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a state determination unit which is configured independently from an application processor for controlling applications and which wakes up when entering an idle mode to allow the application processor to sleep, and thereafter determines a state of the portable terminal, and if it is determined that the portable terminal escapes from the idle mode, allows the application processor to wake up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hee-Jun Song, Kwang-Choon Kim, Nam-Woo Kim, Sung Kwon, Yu-Jin Lee
  • Publication number: 20170054759
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for security checking of image for container are provided, one of methods comprises, receiving an image for creating a container, wherein the container is an isolation region for an application executable on a host operating system, identifying one or more layers composing the image by parsing the image, collecting a path of a security configuration file, a security check object, from the one or more layers, and searching the collected path and checking whether a security configuration file violating a predetermined security policy is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wonjun LEE, Mi-Yeong LEE, Chan-Hun JEONG
  • Publication number: 20170054984
    Abstract: Provided is a method for adaptively compressing image data. A refresh rate and a compression rate of the image data are determined based on motion information of the image data, and the image data are compressed based on the determined refresh rate and compression rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-o PARK, Kwang-pyo CHOI, Jeong-hoon PARK
  • Publication number: 20170054971
    Abstract: An electronic device and an operation method therefor are provided. The electronic device may include: a display panel; an optical element; and a control unit which senses a location of the optical element, generates a 3D image through via display panel and the optical element in a state in which the display panel and the optical element overlap each other, and generates a 2D image via the display panel in a state in which the optical element is detached or separated from the display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shaohui JIAO, Haitao WANG, Mingcai ZHOU, Tao HONG, Weiming LI, Xiying WANG, Dong Kyung NAM
  • Publication number: 20170054837
    Abstract: Disclosed are a terminal and a method for displaying caller information. A terminal for displaying caller information includes an incoming call notifier configured to output a notification of an incoming call, a user attention recognizer configured to recognize when the user pays attention to a display of the terminal, a display controller configured to determine the caller information to be displayed based on time elapsed from the notification of the incoming call to when the user pays attention to the display, and a call-waiting display configured to display the caller information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Youl CHOI, Yun-Hong MIN, In-Chul SONG, Paul Barom JEON
  • Publication number: 20170052312
    Abstract: A curved backlight unit is provided. The backlight unit includes a curved light guide plate having a curvature, a first light source configured to provide a first illumination light to a first surface of the curved light guide plate, an array of a plurality of different grating elements disposed on a second surface of the curved light guide plate and configured to allow the first illumination light to exit the curved light guide plate from the second surface, and a second light source configured to provide a second illumination light to a third surface facing the second surface of the curved light guide plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taesung JUNG, Dongouk KIM, Joonyong PARK, Jihyun BAE, Bongsu SHIN, Sunghoon LEE, Jaeseung CHUNG, Alexander V. MOROZOV
  • Publication number: 20170049332
    Abstract: A health care apparatus and a method of operating the same is provided. The method may include: generating a temperature waveform from a skin temperature of a user; determining, from the generated temperature waveform, a dietary temperature waveform based on food; and determining, from the dietary temperature waveform, diet metabolism information of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinyoung PARK, Hyunhee KIM, Hyeongseok JANG
  • Publication number: 20170049419
    Abstract: Provided is an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus including a data acquirer configured to obtain ultrasound data about an object having blood vessels; an image processor configured to extract a blood vessel area from an ultrasound image generated based on the ultrasound data, extract a plaque area included in the blood vessel area, and analyze a risk of plaque based on at least one of a surface shape of the plaque area and brightness information of the plaque area; and a display configured to display the risk of plaque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-ki PARK, Jin-yong LEE, Hyuk-jae CHANG, Namsik CHUNG, Geu-ru HONG, Chi-young SHIM, Ji-hyun YOON, In-jeong CHO, Ran HEO
  • Publication number: 20170054372
    Abstract: An internal voltage trimming device and a semiconductor integrated circuit including the same are provided. The internal voltage trimming device includes a voltage dividing circuit configured to generate a feedback voltage based on a resistance of the voltage dividing circuit and a target voltage that is received in a trimming mode, and a comparator configured to compare a reference voltage and the feedback voltage to generate a comparison signal. The internal voltage trimming device further includes a direct current to direct current (DC-DC) converter configured to generate an internal voltage based on an input voltage and the comparison signal, and be disabled in the trimming mode, and an automatic trimming circuit configured to generate, in the trimming mode, a trimming signal based on the comparison signal. The voltage dividing circuit is further configured to adjust the resistance based on the trimming signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-sung KIM, Se-eun OH, Jun-young PARK, Hyeon-seong IM
  • Publication number: 20170050311
    Abstract: A robot cleaner system is described including a docking station to form a docking area within a predetermined angle range of a front side thereof, to form docking guide areas which do not overlap each other on the left and right sides of the docking area, and to transmit a docking guide signal such that the docking guide areas are distinguished as a first docking guide area and a second docking guide area according to an arrival distance of the docking guide signal. The robot cleaner system also includes a robot cleaner to move to the docking area along a boundary between the first docking guide area and the second docking guide area when the docking guide signal is sensed and to move along the docking area so as to perform docking when reaching the docking area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Hwan YOO, Jae Man JOO, Dong Won KIM, Jun Hwa LEE, Jun Pyo HONG, Woo Ram CHUNG, Jae Young JUNG, Hwi Chan JANG, Jang Youn KO, Jeong Gon SONG, Sam Jong JEUNG
  • Publication number: 20170051202
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to novel mesogenic compounds, to liquid crystal compositions (liquid-crystalline media) comprising them and suitable for high-frequency technology, and to high-frequency devices using them, such as phase shifters, antennas, tunable filters, switching devices, e.g. operated in the microwave region, to a process for preparing said compositions. A liquid-crystalline medium of the present disclosure includes: at least one compound of the formula I and at least one compound of the formula II; or at least one compound of the formula I and at least one compound of the formula III; or at least one compound of the formula II and at least one compound of the formula III; or at least one compound of the formula I and at least one compound of the formula II and at least one compound of the formula III.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Valeri Ivanovich LAPANIK, Genadz Mikhailovich SASNOUSKI, Elena Alexandrovna SHEPELEVA, Gennadiy Alexadrovich EVTYUSHKIN, Timofey Victorovich KAMYSHEV, Alexander Nikolayevich KHRIPKOV, Wonbin HONG
  • Publication number: 20170051258
    Abstract: Provided are a microorganism having an enhanced activity of alpha-ketoglutarate decarboxylase and a method of producing 4-hydroxybutyrate or 1,4-butanediol using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukyung Jung, Jinhwan Park, Taewook Nam, Kwangmyung Cho, Hwayoung Cho
  • Publication number: 20170052228
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for predicting a state of charge (SoC) of a battery includes estimating an open circuit voltage of the battery based on an open current voltage model, where the open current voltage model is defined by internal parameters that are derived from a battery voltage of the battery, a load current of the battery for a load, or a first SoC of the battery, or any combination thereof; and predicting a second SoC based on the estimated open current voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Krishnan S. HARIHARAN, Priya GAMBHIRE, Tae Won SONG
  • Publication number: 20170051906
    Abstract: A connector, a light source module including the connector, and a light source module array including the light source module array are provided. The connector includes a first connection part configured to connect to a first wire inserted thereto; a second connection part configured to connect to a second wire inserted thereto, the first and second connection parts being disposed to face in opposite directions; a housing covering the first and second connection parts; and a push button configured to be actuated by an external force applied thereto to release a connection of the first connection part to the first wire and a connection of the second connection part to the second wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: June JANG
  • Publication number: 20170050448
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a dryer for an inkjet image forming apparatus and an imaging forming system having the same. The dryer for an inkjet image forming apparatus includes a heating device detachably installed in the inkjet image forming apparatus to dry a print medium in which a printing is completed by receiving the print medium from the inkjet image forming apparatus. An ink on the print medium may be dried in a short time and an image formation may be more quickly performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Hwan JANG, Hae Seog JO, Tae Hong KIM, Tae Jin BAEK, Joan Sik AN
  • Publication number: 20170052495
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which is able to stably perform paper feeding without double feeding the printing medium, and is also able to prevent a quality of the printing medium from being damaged is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a pick-up roller configured to pick up the printing medium, and a driving source configured to transmit a driving force to the pick-up roller, wherein the pick-up roller is provided to be raised and then to be returned to its original location when picking up the printing medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Aoki EIJI, Jin Soo LEE
  • Publication number: 20170052538
    Abstract: A wireless mobile device for personalizing the control and IVI settings of a connected vehicle according to a seat position of a user of the mobile device. The wireless mobile device is configured to: i) receive a radio signal from each of a plurality of beacons in the vehicle; ii) determine a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) value for each received radio signal; iii) apply a seat prediction model M to the RS SI value for each received radio signal to predict a seat position P; and iv) transmit a predicted seat position P to a server. The seat prediction model M is generated by a machine learning process and stored in a server. A beacon array configuration, data collection and generalization procedure optimizes the coverage and accuracy of the model M. The wireless mobile device is further configured to receive an identification (ID) value of the vehicle. The wireless mobile device retrieves the seat prediction model M from the server and caches in memory in the wireless mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiyun LI, Pei ZHENG, Jiaming LIU, Jae Young LEE, Daping GUO
  • Publication number: 20170052698
    Abstract: A controlling a portable device comprising a first touch screen and a second touch screen is provided. The method includes displaying first information related to a first application on the first touch screen and displaying second information related to the first application on the second touch screen; receiving a first user input moving to the first touch screen on the second touch screen; and replacing the first information and the second information with a third information and a fourth information related to the first application on the first touch screen and the second touch screen, in response to receiving the first user input, wherein each of the third information and the fourth information is displayed while being slidden in direction from the second touch screen to the first touch screen and the third information is displayed over a boundary between the first touch screen and the second screen during the sliding of the third information and the fourth information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joon-kyu SEO, Kyung-A KANG, Ji-yeon KWAK, Hyun-jin KIM, Hyun-Jung SONG, Sung-Sik YOO, Ju-Youn LEE, Dong-Seok RYU, Min-Kyu PARK
  • Publication number: 20170052354
    Abstract: A projection lens system which is arranged between an object side at which a micro-display panel is located and an image side at which a screen is located, and includes an aperture stop; a front lens group arranged at an object-side of the aperture stop and having a positive refractive power; a rear lens group arranged at an image-side of the aperture stop, the rear lens group including a first aspherical lens at a position closest to the image side and a second aspherical lens adjacent to an object-side surface of the first aspherical lens; and an aspherical mirror having a negative refractive power and reflecting light coming from the rear lens group toward the image side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-hyung KIM, Hee-kyung KIM, Jung-chul PARK, Se-jun SONG, Sung-kwang YANG, Yoon-gi LEE
  • Publication number: 20170052404
    Abstract: A display panel and a display apparatus are disclosed. The display panel includes a liquid crystal capsule layer and an electrode unit. In the liquid crystal capsule layer, a plurality of liquid crystal capsules are distributed, and each of plurality of liquid crystal capsules includes liquid crystal molecules. The electrode unit disposed at one surface of the liquid crystal capsule layer forms an electric field in the liquid crystal capsule layer, wherein a thickness of the liquid crystal capsule layer exceeds half a ratio of a wavelength of incident light to a birefringence value of the liquid crystal molecules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki Hyung KANG, Jeong Ho LEE, Maria BORTNICHENKO, Seung Jun JEONG
  • Publication number: 20170053440
    Abstract: A virtual reality apparatus comprising: i) a plurality of sensors for detecting objects in the vicinity of a user of the virtual reality apparatus; and ii) a controller coupled to the plurality of sensors and configured to determine that an object has been detected. The controller determines a direction of the detected object with respect to the user. The controller generates a glowing region in a virtual reality image being viewed by the user. The location of the glowing region in the virtual reality image notifies the user of the direction of the detected object. The controller generates an audible notification in response to detection of the detected object and determines a distance of the detected object with respect to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Suk Hwan YOON, Waddah KUDAIMI
  • Publication number: 20170052815
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the method includes buffering, under control of a memory controller, received data and an associated program entity in a buffer. The program entity includes first address information and second address information, the first address information indicates an address of the buffer storing the received data, and the second address information indicates an address in the memory to store the received data. The method further includes storing, at the memory controller, management information. The management information includes program information, and the program information includes a pointer to the program entity in the buffer. The method also includes transferring the received data from the buffer to the memory based on the management information and the program entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongmoon WANG, Jun Kil RYU
  • Publication number: 20170053158
    Abstract: A Large Format Display (LFD) apparatus is provided. The LFD apparatus may include: a display; a sensor configured to recognize a user that is present within a predetermined distance from the display; and a processor configured to acquire profile information of the user recognized through the sensor, determine a model and recommended clothes corresponding to the acquired profile information, and control the display to display the clothing wearing the recommended clothes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hye-sun KIM, Ju-hee SEO, Moon-sik JEONG, Da-hyun RYU, Seong-oh LEE
  • Publication number: 20170053179
    Abstract: A method of detecting a thin line by an image forming apparatus includes selecting a candidate region of the thin line from image data; splitting the candidate region into a plurality of detail regions; determining a shape of the thin line by comparing pixel values of the plurality of detail regions; and detecting the thin line having the determined shape from the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicants: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., INHA INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hyung-jun PARK, Jang-hyeon Bae, Seul-ki Jang, Choon-woo Kim, Ji-young Yi, Hyun-seung Lee, Jae-uk Kim, Chang-gon Kim, Kwang-sik Shin, Hye-sung Jang
  • Publication number: 20170053199
    Abstract: Memory card adapters and/or a memory apparatuses may be provided. For example, a memory card adapter including a main housing section that corresponds to a memory card socket of a first standard, the main housing section including a card housing section, the card housing section configured to house a memory card of a second standard different from the first standard therein, a first surface of the main housing section defining a through-hole, the through-hole configured to expose a connection pin of the memory card to be housed in the housing section to an outside of the housing section, and a second surface of the main housing section defining a card insertion hole, the second surface being different from the first surface, the card insertion hole configured to receive the memory card into the card housing section may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok-Cheon KWON, Jae-Bum LEE, Seok-Heon LEE
  • Publication number: 20170053128
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided, which includes a memory, a communicator, and a processor configured to receive a user command requesting sharing of content, search the content for a region which has security information, based on the received user command, extract an image corresponding to the security information from the found region, identify the security information in the image, and determine whether to change the image, based on the identified security information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho-jung LEE, Yong-sang JEONG
  • Publication number: 20170052592
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and method for controlling a vibration transfer between vibration devices. The apparatus for controlling a vibration transfer may change vibration values of a plurality of vibration devices according to a movement of a virtual vibration body, thereby providing a user with a sense of touch of a movement of the virtual vibration body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soo Chul LIM, Joonah PARK
  • Publication number: 20170053448
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display, an image capturer configured to produce a captured image by capturing an image of a user, a controller configured to analyze a user's movement in the captured image and to extract at least one area of interest in the captured image based on the analyzed movement, and a memory configured to store at least one area of interest from the captured image, wherein the controller, in response to the predetermined event occurring, controls the display to display at least one area of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Byoung-hyun KIM
  • Publication number: 20170054563
    Abstract: A gateway device, system, and method are presented for securely obtaining health information from a personal medical device. The system installs a gateway application in a gateway device. The gateway application executes in a secure area of the gateway device. The system establishes first secure communications with the gateway application and receives aggregated personal medical device information from the gateway application. The gateway application establishes second secure communications with a personal medical device and receives information from the personal medical device via the second secure communications. The gateway application aggregates information from the personal medical device and send the aggregated information to the system via the first secure communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sanjeev VERMA
  • Publication number: 20170053973
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display apparatus includes a substrate divided into a display area and a peripheral area that is around the display area. Pixels are formed over the display area. For each pixel, a thin film transistor is provided. An insulation film covers the thin film transistor. Each pixel includes a pixel electrode disposed on the insulation film and electrically connected to the thin film transistor, a pixel defining layer covering an edge area of the pixel electrode, an opposite electrode facing the pixel electrode, and an organic light-emitting layer disposed between the pixel electrode and the opposite electrode. The pixel defining layer includes an opening to expose a center area of the pixel electrode, a first inclination portion, and a second inclination portion. An end of the pixel electrode is disposed between the insulation film and the second inclination portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangho Park, Joungkeun Park, Kwangsuk Kim, Taehyun Kim, Suyeon Sim, Joosun Yoon, Seungmin Lee
  • Publication number: 20170053958
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a first light detecting device configured to selectively sense or absorb first visible light, a second light detecting device configured to selectively sense or absorb second visible light having a longer wavelength region than the first visible light, and a third light detecting device on the first light detecting device and the second light detecting device. The first light detecting device has one of a maximum transmission wavelength and a maximum absorption wavelength less than about 440 nm, the second light detecting device has one of a maximum transmission wavelength and a maximum absorption wavelength greater than about 630 nm, and the third light detecting device is configured to selectively sense or absorb third visible light having a wavelength region between the first visible light and the second visible light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gae Hwang LEE, Seon-Jeong LIM, Yong Wan JIN
  • Publication number: 20170053969
    Abstract: A stacked image sensor and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The stacked image sensor includes a lower photoelectric conversion layer, a micro-lens provided on the lower photoelectric conversion layer, and an upper photoelectric conversion layer provided on the micro-lens. The lower photoelectric conversion layer and the upper photoelectric conversion layer are different types of photoelectric conversion layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sookyoung ROH, Seokho YUN, Sunghyun NAM
  • Publication number: 20170053402
    Abstract: Provided is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire an undersampled spectrum in a k-space and a reconstruction unit configured to generate a target image based on the undersampled spectrum, wherein the reconstruction unit includes: a first sub-reconstruction unit configured to perform initial reconstruction on data corresponding to unsampled positions in the k-space by using a Split Bregman algorithm or approximate sparse coding; a second sub-reconstruction unit configured to decompose the initially reconstructed spectrum in the k-space into multiple frequency bands to thereby generate a plurality of individual spectra and perform dictionary learning reconstruction on images respectively corresponding to the decomposed multiple frequency bands by alternating sparse approximation and reconstructing of measured frequencies; and an image generator configured to generate a target image by merging together the reconstructed images respectively corresponding
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Artem Sergeevich MIGUKIN, Dmitry Alexandrovich KOROBCHENKO, Mikhail Yurievich SIROTENKO, Kirill Arthurovich GAVRILYUK, Praveen GULAKA, Sang-cheon CHOI, Michail Nikolaevich RYCHAGOV, Yang Lim CHOI
  • Publication number: 20170054550
    Abstract: A method for encryption, decryption, or encryption and decryption of data in a crypto device having at least one crypto core may include: generating a tweak value corresponding to block data, which is placed at a random position from which the encryption, decryption, or encryption and decryption starts, from among sequential block data; and/or performing the encryption, decryption, or encryption and decryption from the block data using the tweak value. A method for encryption, decryption, or encryption and decryption of block data may include: generating a tweak value corresponding to the block data at a random position; and/or performing the encryption, decryption, or encryption and decryption of the block data using the tweak value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong-Mook Choi, Heonsoo LEE, Sang-Hyun PARK
  • Publication number: 20170054033
    Abstract: A graphene electronic device includes a gate insulating layer on a conductive substrate, a channel layer on the gate insulating layer, and a source electrode on one end of the channel layer and a drain electrode on another end of the channel layer. The channel layer includes a semiconductor layer and a graphene layer in direct contact with the semiconductor layer, and the graphene layer includes a plurality of graphene islands spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicants: Samsung Electronics, Ltd., Research & Business Foundation, SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kiyoung LEE, Jinseong HEO, Woojong YU, Yongseon SHIN
  • Publication number: 20170053800
    Abstract: The oxide of the present invention for thin-film transistors is an In—Zn—Sn-based oxide containing In, Zn, and Sn, wherein when the respective contents (atomic %) of metal elements contained in the In—Zn—Sn-based oxide are expressed by [Zn], [Sn], and [In], the In—Zn—Sn-based oxide fulfills the following expressions (2) and (4) when [In]/([In]+[Sn])?0.5; or the following expressions (1), (3), and (4) when [In]/([In]+[Sn])>0.5. [In]/([In]+[Zn]+[Sn])?0.3 - - - (1), [In]/([In]+[Zn]+[Sn])?1.4×{[Zn]/([Zn]+[Sn])}?0.5 - - - (2), [Zn]/([In]+[Zn]+[Sn])?0.83 - - - (3), and 0.1?[In]/([In]+[Zn]+[Sn]) - - - (4). According to the present invention, oxide thin films for thin-film transistors can be obtained, which provide TFTs with excellent switching characteristics, and which have high sputtering rate in the sputtering and properly controlled etching rate in the wet etching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.), Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki TAO, Aya MIKI, Shinya MORITA, Satoshi YASUNO, Toshihiro KUGIMIYA, Jae Woo PARK, Je Hun LEE, Byung Du AHN, Gun Hee KIM
  • Publication number: 20170053649
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a voice input receiver configured to receive a voice input of user; a signal processor configured to recognize and process the received voice input received through the voice input receiver; a buffer configured to store the voice input; and a controller configured to determine whether a voice recognition function of the signal processor is activated and control the signal processor to recognize the voice input stored in the buffer in response to the voice recognition function being determined to be activated wherein the controller is further configured to store the received voice input in the buffer in response to the received voice input being input through the voice input receiver while the voice recognition function is not activated, so that the received voice input is recognized by the signal processor when the voice recognition function is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chan-hee CHOI, Kyung-mi PARK, Hee-seob RYU, Chan-sik BOK
  • Publication number: 20170054055
    Abstract: A semiconductor ultraviolet light emitting device includes: a substrate; a buffer layer disposed on the substrate and comprising a plurality of nanorods between which a plurality of voids are formed; a first conductive nitride layer disposed on the buffer layer and having a first conductive AlGaN layer; an active layer disposed on the first conductive nitride layer and having a quantum well including AlxInyGa1-x-yN (0?x+y?1, 0?y<0.15); and a second conductive nitride layer disposed on the active layer and having a second conductive AlGaN layer, in which the plurality of nanorods satisfy 3.5?n(?)×D/??5.0, where ? represents a wavelength of light generated by the active layer, n(?) represents a refractive index of the plurality of nanorods at a wavelength of ?, and D represents diameters of the plurality of nanorods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicants: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jung Sub KIM, Dong Hyun LEE, Jin Sub LEE, Kyung Wook HWANG, In Su SHIN, Eui Joon YOON, Gun Do LEE, Jeong Hwan JANG
  • Publication number: 20170053712
    Abstract: A test device includes a data driver and a controller. The controller is configured to generate a test code by dividing a test sequence in a unit of n-bits. The data driver is configured to receive the generated test code and output one of input voltages to a device under test as a test signal based on the generated test code. A storage device stores a test sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Gun KIM, Je-Young PARK, Byung-Soo MOON
  • Publication number: 20170053696
    Abstract: Provided is a semiconductor memory device. The semiconductor memory device includes: a memory cell; a sensing circuit connected to the memory cell via a first bit line and a second bit line different from the first bit line, the sensing circuit configured to sense data stored in the memory cell; and a bit line voltage control circuit connected to the memory cell via the first bit line and the second bit line, the bit line voltage control circuit configured to precharge the first bit line to a first voltage that is lower than a supply voltage and to precharge the second bit line to a second voltage that is lower than the supply voltage and is different from the first voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicants: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Han-Wool JEONG, Woo-Jin RIM, Tae-Joong SONG, Seong-Ook JUNG, Gyu-Hong KIM
  • Publication number: 20170053652
    Abstract: A speech recognition apparatus and method. The speech recognition apparatus includes a first recognizer configured to generate a first recognition result of an audio signal, in a first linguistic recognition unit, by using an acoustic model, a second recognizer configured to generate a second recognition result of the audio signal, in a second linguistic recognition unit, by using a language model, and a combiner configured to combine the first recognition result and the second recognition result to generate a final recognition result in the second linguistic recognition unit and to reflect the final recognition result in the language model. The first linguistic recognition unit may be a same linguistic unit type as the second linguistic recognition unit. The first recognizer and the second recognizer are configured in a same neural network and simultaneously/collectively trained in the neural network using audio training data provided to the first recognizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee Youl CHOI, Seokjin HONG
  • Patent number: D779264
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seungwook Suh, Woojoo Choi, Gisung Han
  • Patent number: D779272
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junkyo Lee, Jangwon Kim
  • Patent number: D779273
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junkyo Lee, Jangwon Kim
  • Patent number: D779357
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Curtis Aumiller, Pranav Mistry, Chengyuan Wei
  • Patent number: D779446
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ronan Bouroullec, Erwan Bouroullec
  • Patent number: D779449
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Namsu Kim, Dohyung Ha, Saehee Lee, Hyunsook Kim
  • Patent number: D779552
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: June-Seok Kim, Seungju Yuk