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.

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  • Publication number: 20170085882
    Abstract: Provided are methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding a motion vector including a method of decoding that includes obtaining a current coding unit hierarchically split from a maximum coding unit according to a current depth, obtaining a prediction mode information of a current prediction unit in the current coding unit from bitstream, when a prediction mode of the current prediction unit is inter-prediction mode, determining motion vector predictor candidates from among motion vectors of neighboring prediction units adjacent to the current prediction unit, and determining a motion vector predictor of the current prediction unit from among the motion vector predictor candidates, wherein the neighboring prediction unit comprises a first block directly to the left side of a leftmost block among blocks located directly to a bottom side of the current prediction unit and a second block located directly to a upper side of the first block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tammy LEE, Woo-jin HAN, Kyo-hyuk LEE
  • Publication number: 20170086277
    Abstract: A device for testing a lighting device including a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) and an LED driver configured to drive the plurality of LEDs to emit light includes a camera configured to image a surface on which light output by the LED lighting device is incident, and generate image data corresponding to an output of the LED lighting device; and a controller configured to compare the image data with a reference condition, and in response to the output of the LED lighting device deviating from the reference condition, control the LED driver to modify brightness of at least a portion of the plurality of LEDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sun Ki KIM
  • Publication number: 20170086303
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an insulation film includes: coating a resin composite on a lower protective film, the resin composite including an inorganic filler dispersed therein; forming an insulating layer by drying the resin composite such that the inorganic filler is precipitated in the coated resin composite; and laminating an upper protective film on the insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electro-Mechanic Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho-Hyung HAM, Hwa-Young LEE, Jae-Kul LEE, Ok-Seon YOON
  • Publication number: 20170086299
    Abstract: A printed circuit board and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. A printed circuit board according to an example includes a core formed by laminating dielectric substance layers; a capacitor including an internal electrode layer formed between the dielectric substance layers which are adjacent with each other and a connection via alternately connecting the internal electrode layers which are adjacent with each other to provide an electric charge having a different polarity to the internal electrode layers which are adjacent with each other and formed on the core; and a through via passing through the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Myung-Sam KANG, Sam-Dae PARK, Tae-Hong MIN, Il-Jong SEO, Young-Gwan KO
  • Publication number: 20170086292
    Abstract: A prepreg includes a core layer, a first resin layer including a first resin material and laminated on a first side of the core layer, the first resin material impregnating a portion of the core layer, and a second resin layer including a second resin material and laminated on a second side of the core layer, the second resin material impregnating a portion of the core layer so as to form a non-linear joint interface with the first resin material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun-Sil KIM, Keun-Yong LEE, Seong-Hyun YOO, Sang-Hyun SHIN, Jin-Ho HONG
  • Publication number: 20170086290
    Abstract: A prepreg, a printed circuit board and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. A prepreg includes a core layer including nanofibers having a thickness in a range of 10 to 100 nm, a first insulating layer on a first surface of the core layer, and a second insulating layer on a second surface of the core layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keun-Yong LEE, Jun-Young KIM, Sa-Yong LEE, Sang-Hyun SHIN
  • Publication number: 20170082790
    Abstract: A backlight unit includes a light guide plate configured to emit light toward a display panel, and a plurality of light source units disposed adjacent to an edge of the light guide plate so as to irradiate light toward the light guide plate. The light source units include first and second light source modules configured to irradiate different types of light toward an edge of the light guide plate. The first light source modules are disposed adjacent to a first part of the edge of the light guide plate, and the second light source modules are disposed adjacent to a second part of the edge of the light guide plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyun-seung CHO
  • Publication number: 20170079572
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for evaluating exercise capacity are provided. The method of evaluating exercise capacity involves obtaining heart rate distribution data based on measured heart rate of a user, calculating heart rate statistics based on the heart rate distribution data, and evaluating an exercise capacity of the user based on the heart rate statistics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-Geun JANG, Byunghoon KO, SangKon BAE
  • Publication number: 20170080606
    Abstract: A fine interval coating member for a LED display and a coating method using the same are provided. The coating member includes column portions and row portions crossing the column portions, and holes between the column portions and the row portions. The body portion includes a material that is melted at a temperature higher than room temperature and that is cured at the room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-sang KIM, Jee-su PARK, Jae-min LEE, Suk HYUN, Chang-won RYU, Tae-hyeun HA
  • Publication number: 20170082296
    Abstract: An oven and a control method thereof are provided. The oven includes a case including a cooking chamber in an inside thereof, a door hinge-coupled to the case and configured to open and close the cooking chamber, a cooling fan disposed in an upper portion of the inside of the case and configured to discharge air toward a front of the cooking chamber, and a heat blocking unit configured to form a wind shield which blocks high-temperature heat and water vapor discharged from an inside of the cooking chamber by changing a direction of the air discharged through the cooling fan to a lower side of the cooking chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-jin JEONG, Woo-joo KIM, Tae-hun KIM, Han-jun SUNG
  • Publication number: 20170082262
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment discloses a lighting apparatus including: a base; a first light emitting device (LED) array disposed on the base; a second LED array disposed on the base; and an optical device disposed on the base, the optical device including: a first lens covering the first LED array; and a second lens covering the second LED array, wherein a first beam angle of the first lens is different from a second beam angle of the second lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Gyun JUNG, Jun CHO, Won Soo JI
  • Publication number: 20170082702
    Abstract: The MRI apparatus includes a housing that includes a bore; a table which is configured to be moved into the bore; and a beam projector that is configured to be disposed on the table, and to project an image into the bore. The beam projector includes a coil which is configured to be disposed so that a central axis of the coil is parallel to a center axis of the bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Myung-kyu LEE
  • Publication number: 20170082715
    Abstract: A method, which is performed by an MRI apparatus, of scanning a blood vessel, includes: sequentially applying, according to a time-of-flight (TOF) method, radio frequency (RF) pulses respectively to first grouped slabs during a first repetition time (TR); sequentially acquiring MR signals respectively corresponding to the RF pulses applied during the first TR; sequentially applying, according to the TOF method, RF pulses respectively to second grouped slabs during a second TR; and sequentially acquiring MR signals respectively corresponding to the RF pulses applied during the second TR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joon-sung CHOI, Dae-ho LEE, Sang-young ZHO
  • Publication number: 20170083275
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). A method by which a master device provided by one embodiment of the present invention controls mirroring services between the master device and a slave device comprises the steps of: storing information related to first connection mode mirroring when a termination event of mirroring connected in a first connection mode has occurred; and setting mirroring in a second connection mode by using the stored mirroring-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: In-Young SHIN, Se-Hee HAN
  • Publication number: 20170085866
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to imaging techniques, and more particularly, to a display device configured to generate and display a 2D or 3D image having an increased image size in vertical and/or horizontal directions, an increased image viewing angle and improved image resolution. The technical result of the present disclosure is to increase the size of a displayed image in at least one direction, while simultaneously providing an increased image viewing angle and improved image resolution in the at least one direction. The display device includes an controller, an display, a spatial-to-angular distribution transformer, an image relay and scanner, and a screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mikhail Vyacheslavovich POPOV, Stanislav Aleksandrovich SHTYKOV
  • Publication number: 20170082850
    Abstract: A mirror display includes a light source, a light guide plate configured to guide light emitted from the light source, a first electrode layer spaced apart from the light guide plate and including at least one first hole, a first spacer provided between the light guide plate and the first electrode layer, a second electrode layer spaced apart from the first electrode layer and including at least one second hole not facing the first hole, and a substrate provided on the second electrode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongsik SHIM, Hongseok LEE, Seogwoo HONG, Joonyong PARK
  • Publication number: 20170083023
    Abstract: A cleaning robot includes a data acquisition unit that acquires actual sensor data by measuring a distance from a current position to an object to be measured; a local map acquisition unit that acquires a local map by scanning the vicinity of the current position based on an environmental map stored in advance; and a processor that determines coordinates of the current position for the local map by performing matching between the local map and the actual sensor data, and determines a traveling direction based on the current position by calculating a main segment angle of a line segment existing in the local map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soon Yong PARK, No San KWAK, Kyung Shik ROH, Suk June YOON, So Hee LEE, Min Yong CHOI
  • Publication number: 20170082889
    Abstract: A curved display apparatus and a multi display system having the same are provided. The curved display apparatus includes a display panel, and a fixation member which fixes the display panel so that the display panel is curved with multiple curvatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicants: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-seok AN, Dong-wook KIM, Sung-hwan KIM, Jee-su PARK, Chan-hong PARK, Byung-kook SIM, Jong-cheol LEE, Cheol-se LEE, Hyeong-sik CHOI, Byung-wook AHN, Cheong-hun LEE
  • Publication number: 20170082905
    Abstract: A transmissive optical shutter includes a first contact layer provided on a substrate; a plurality of stacks provided on the first contact layer, each stack of the plurality of stacks including a first reflective layer, an active layer, a second reflective layer, and a second contact layer sequentially provided on the first contact layer; a first electrode provided on the first contact layer; and a plurality of second electrodes respectively provided on corresponding second contact layers of the second contact layers of the plurality of stacks, each second electrode of the plurality of second electrodes being comb-shaped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sanghun LEE, Changyoung PARK, Yonghwa PARK
  • Publication number: 20170082907
    Abstract: A beam steering device, an optical apparatus including the beam steering device, and a beam steering method are provided. The beam steering device includes a polarization converter adjusting a polarization direction of light that is emitted from a light source, and an antenna array receiving the light from the polarization converter and emitting light in different propagating direction depending on the polarization direction of the light from the polarization converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeonsang Park, Younggeun Roh
  • Publication number: 20170082947
    Abstract: An electrophotographic image forming apparatus may include an imaging cartridge and a toner cartridge that are detachably attached to a main body, a first optical sensor that is mounted in the imaging cartridge and detects a toner level in a development chamber, and a second optical sensor that is mounted in the toner cartridge and detects a toner level in the development chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seong-ho JEONG, Sang-jin PARK, Byeong-no JEONG, Jong-won HAN
  • Publication number: 20170083117
    Abstract: An input apparatus capable of receiving an input is provided. The input apparatus includes a communicator configured to communicate with a first user terminal device and a second user terminal device, a processor, in response to a content being selected from the first user terminal device through the input apparatus and a first predetermined event occurring, configured to receive information about identifier information and an encryption key of the first user terminal device from the first user terminal device and, in response to a second predetermined event occurring, configured to transmit the received information about the identifier information and the encryption key of the first user terminal device to the second user terminal device. Accordingly, user convenience will grow due to the reinforcement of security and availability of conveniently transmitting data to an external device without using a separate external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-su HA, Jun-hak LIM, Bo-ram NAMGOONG, Hyun-ju LEE, Jae-chan KOH, Jee-su PARK
  • Publication number: 20170083187
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for processing an input are provided. The apparatus includes a shape identifier configured to identify a first shape corresponding to a user input among shapes, a pattern identifier configured to identify a first pattern corresponding to the user input among patterns, and a determiner configured to determine a first command corresponding to the first shape and the first pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keun Joo PARK, Tae Young HA, So Young LEE, Hyun Surk RYU
  • Publication number: 20170083587
    Abstract: A data collecting/processing system includes a recipe generator configured to define a plurality of recipes based on a user setting signal, each of the plurality of recipes representing one of data collecting schemes and data processing schemes; a register configured to store the plurality of recipes; and an execution part configured to perform a plurality of data collecting operations by obtaining data from an external system, configured to perform a plurality of data processing operations on the obtained data, and configured to provide results of the plurality of data processing operations to the external system, the plurality of data collecting operations and the plurality of data processing operations being performed based on the plurality of recipes and a plurality of job messages for a plurality of products treated by the external system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: YEONJUNG KIM, Sungeun EOM, Yujin Shin, Yusin Yang
  • Publication number: 20170083460
    Abstract: A method and system for sharing content, by which an experience is shared between users in real-time based on an interactive service between devices is provided. The method includes: receiving content-related information from at least one peripheral device reproducing content to be shared while an interactive service is being provided; and transmitting the content-related information to at least one second communication device connected to a first communication device by the interactive service based on the received content-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sun CHOI, Won-jong CHOI
  • Publication number: 20170083197
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for providing a user interface are provided. The apparatus for providing a user interface provides a first user interface mode, and can switch to a second user interface mode if it receives a user command instructing it to switch its mode to the second user interface mode which has a different user command input method from the first user interface mode. In the switching process, the apparatus for providing a user interface can re-set a recognition pattern so as to classify less user input types than are classified in the first user interface mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoobin LEE, Ji In BAEK, Hyun Surk RYU, So Young LEE
  • Publication number: 20170083252
    Abstract: Various example embodiments herein disclose a method of managing input/output (I/O) queues by a Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) controller. The method includes receiving a single command from a host to perform a creation of the I/O queues or deletion of the I/O queues. Further, the method includes processing a queue identifier, a queue size, and combination of the queue identifier and queue size indicated in the single command. Furthermore, the method includes performing the creation of the I/O queues or deletion of the I/O queues, in a host memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Vikram SINGH, Suman Prakash BALAKRISHNAN
  • Publication number: 20170083261
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of analyzing fragmentation of an electronic device, which comprises: receiving information on at least one allocation unit of a memory; and calculating fragmentation ratio information on the basis of the received information on at least one allocation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungjong SEO, Jongmin KIM
  • Publication number: 20170082794
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display apparatus having a liquid crystal panel to display images; a light source to supply light to the liquid crystal panel; and a printed circuit board having a light source embedding unit in which the light source is embedded, and a connector mounting unit at which a connector configured to connect to an outside circuit is mounted. The printed circuit board is bent such that the connector mounting unit may be positioned lower than or offset from the light source embedding unit. The printed circuit board may be bent such that the connector may not be protruded further upward than the height of an upper surface of the light source embedding unit, and thus the thickness of the display apparatus may be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Pil JEON, Kye Hoon LEE, Joon Seok AHN
  • Publication number: 20170083287
    Abstract: A method of performing an arithmetic operation by a processing apparatus includes determining a polynomial expression approximating an arithmetic operation to be performed on a variable; adaptively determining upper bits for addressing a look-up table (LUT) according to a variable section to which the variable belongs; obtaining coefficients of the polynomial expression from the LUT by addressing the LUT using a value of the upper bits; and performing the arithmetic operation by calculating a result value of the polynomial expression using the coefficients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyeongseok YU
  • Publication number: 20170083276
    Abstract: A user terminal device includes a communicator configure to communicate with an external device; a touchscreen configured to display an image and to receive a touch input; and a controller configured to control the touchscreen to display an image received from the external device through the communicator, to control the touchscreen to display a first indicator associated with an object included in the displayed image, in response to the touch input being detected on the image displayed on the touchscreen, the first indicator being displayed at a point where the touch input is detected, and to control the communicator to transmit data related to the first indicator to the external device, the data comprising information to be used by the external device in determining a position of a second indicator to be included in an image displayed in the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang-yong LEE, Ha-wook JEONG, Tae-hwa HONG
  • Publication number: 20170083280
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a method for controlling the display apparatus are provided. The display apparatus includes a display configured to display an image and a processor configured to determine a relative direction of an audio source with respect to a user by analyzing an audio signal that relates to the image, and to control the display to display a user interface element that corresponds to the audio source on an area that corresponds to the determined direction of the audio source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-hoon YU, Sang-hyurk PARK, Jae-wook CHUNG, Sung-duk CHO
  • Publication number: 20170083778
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes a display configured to display a content, an input unit configured to obtain a photographed image of a user, a storage configured to store feature information of each pre-classified age stage and a processor configured to compare a feature part in the photographed image with the feature information of each age stage stored in the storage, and calculate an age matching probability the feature part with each age stage. The processor selects a plurality of age stages among all age stages by comparing the age matching probability with a preset threshold value, controls the display to display a combined content which includes a plurality of recommended contents corresponding to each of the selected plurality of age stages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-ho LEE, Byoung-hyun KIM, Kyoung-jae PARK
  • Publication number: 20170083727
    Abstract: A card reader performing a wireless communication with a card includes a first pulse generation unit generating a first detection pulse for detecting the card, a second pulse generation unit generating a plurality of second detection pulses for detecting the card, or a plurality of communication pulses for communicating with the card, and a card detection unit for sensing a card being detected by the first detection pulse or the second detection pulses. In the case that the card is not sensed through the first detection pulse, the second pulse generation unit generates the second detection pulses using the communication pulses and senses the card using the second detection pulses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunjae KANG, Junho KIM, lljong SONG, Sangchan PARK
  • Publication number: 20170083744
    Abstract: A security device using compressive imaging technology is provided. The security device includes a supporter configured to support a recognition object, a light source configured to irradiate light towards the recognition object, a mask configured to code light that is reflected from the recognition object, the coded light corresponding to an image of the recognition object, and a light receiver and processor configured to compress the coded light into a compressed image, and store the compressed image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jisoo KYOUNG, Chanwook BAIK, Jaesoong LEE
  • Publication number: 20170083772
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for object recognition using an artificial neural network. An object recognition apparatus includes an adjacent pixel setter configured to set the neighboring pixel pairs in the image frame, each neighboring pixel pair including first pixel and one or more second pixels adjacent to the first pixel, a labeler configured to label the first pixel using deep neural network-based model based on probability density function value of the neighboring pixel pairs, and an object recognizer configured to recognize an object based on the labeled first pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang Hyun KIM, Tae Sup MOON, Dong Hwa LEE, Hyun Jin CHOI, Ki Hwan CHOI
  • Publication number: 20170084004
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus which is capable of providing images with enhanced resolution and enhanced sharpness is provided. The image processing apparatus includes an inputter configured to receive an input of image data, an up-scaler configured to up-scale the inputted image data, a region sense unit configured to sense an edge region and a line region within the up-scaled image data by extracting brightness information of the up-scaled image data, an image corrector configured to correct the up-scaled image data in different correction methods for each of the edge region and the line region, and an outputter configured to output the corrected image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-seok HAN, Jong-ho KIM, Se-hyeok PARK
  • Publication number: 20170083811
    Abstract: Provided are a weighting device that may be driven at a low voltage and is capable of embodying multi-level weights, a neural network, and a method of operating the weighting device. The weighting device includes a switching layer that may switch between a high resistance state and a low resistance state based on a voltage applied thereto and a charge trap material layer that traps or discharges charges according to a resistance state of the switching layer. The weighting device may be used for controlling a weight in a neural network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SEONGHO CHO, lnkyeong YOO, Hojung KIM
  • Publication number: 20170083829
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a model training method, a data recognizing method, and a model training apparatus. A model training method includes selecting a teacher model from a plurality of teacher models; receiving, at a student model, input data; and training the student model based on output data of the selected teacher model, the output data corresponding to the input data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyoa KANG, Hayoung KIM
  • Publication number: 20170085834
    Abstract: A video telephony system includes a first image display apparatus and a second image display apparatus which makes a video call with the first image display apparatus. The first image display apparatus transmits a first image including a photographed image of a first user to the second image display apparatus, and receives a second image in which a background of a photographed image of a second user is substituted with a virtual background image, from the second image display apparatus. The second image display apparatus changes the virtual background image of the second image according to a change in a location of the first user and transmits the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun-seo KIM, Sang-yoon KIM
  • Publication number: 20170084333
    Abstract: A non-volatile inverter may be configured to perform a memory function. The non-volatile inverter may include first and second transistors. The first transistor may include a first gate electrode, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The second transistor may include a second gate electrode and a third electrode and may share the second electrode with the first transistor. The first transistor may include a first switching layer and a charge trap layer. The first switching layer may be configured to switch between a high resistance state and a low resistance state. The charge trap layer may be configured to trap or de-trap charges according to the resistance state of the first switching layer. The first switching layer may include a P-N diode. The second transistor may include a second gate switching layer and a charge trap layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Inkyeong YOO, Hojung KIM, Seongho CHO
  • Publication number: 20170084427
    Abstract: A plasma process apparatus including a process chamber defined by an outer wall and a dielectric window, the dielectric window including a first dielectric material and covering an upper portion of the outer wall, the dielectric window including a top surface facing outside of the process chamber and a bottom surface facing insider of the process chamber, the dielectric window further including at least one magnetic-field control groove at the top surface of the dielectric window, and a coil antenna over the dielectric window and configured to receive RF power, the coil antenna including an inner coil and an outer coil, the inner coil over a center of the dielectric window, the outer coil over an edge of the dielectric window and surrounding the inner coil may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-hwan UM, Sung-moon PARK, Dong-wook KIM
  • Publication number: 20170084452
    Abstract: Provided are a dummy wafer, a thin-film forming method, and a method of fabricating a semiconductor device using the same. The dummy wafer includes an insulating substrate with a first surface opposite a second surface, and a plurality of openings formed in the insulating substrate. The plurality of openings penetrate at least a portion of the insulating substrate in a direction from the first surface toward the second surface. The first and second surfaces of the insulating substrate, and an inner surface of each of the plurality of openings, include protrusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheolkyu YANG, Young-Jin NOH, Chulyoung JANG, Joongyun RA, Dong-min SON
  • Publication number: 20170084481
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a semiconductor device including an interlayer insulating layer and interconnections is provided. An interlayer insulating layer is formed on a substrate. An opening is formed in the interlayer insulating layer. A degassing process is performed by irradiating the interlayer insulating layer having the opening with microwaves. A K-value recovery process is performed by irradiating the interlayer insulating layer having the opening with UV light. A conductive layer is formed in the opening. The degassing process and the K-value recovery process are performed as an in-situ process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woochoel NOH, Wonkyu HAN, Hyeoksang OH, Naein LEE, Gyeongyun HAN
  • Publication number: 20170084292
    Abstract: Provided herein is an electronic device and method of voice recognition, the method including analyzing an audio signal of a first frame when the audio signal is input and extracting a first feature value; determining a similarity between the first feature value extracted from the audio signal of the first frame and a first feature value extracted from an audio signal of a previous frame; analyzing the audio signal of the first frame and extracting a second feature value when the similarity is below a predetermined threshold value; and comparing the extracted first feature value and the second feature value and at least one feature value corresponding to a pre-defined voice signal and determining whether or not the audio signal of the first frame is a voice signal, and thus the electronic device may detect only a voice section from the audio signal while improving the processing speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong-uk YOO
  • Publication number: 20170084055
    Abstract: A method of compressing a texture includes receiving a texel block obtained by dividing texels forming a texture into units of blocks of texels, determining a block pattern of the texel block, and compressing the texel block based on the block pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sunmin KWON, Hoyoung KIM, Jeongae PARK
  • Publication number: 20170084005
    Abstract: An image haze removing apparatus includes at least a transmission coefficient generator, a low pass filter, a particle size parameter estimator, a transmission coefficient divider and a real image estimator. The transmission coefficient generator generates a transmission coefficient based on a captured image. The low pass filter outputs a low frequency image, which includes a low frequency component of the captured image. The particle size parameter estimator estimates a particle size parameter based on the low frequency image. The transmission coefficient divider divides the transmission coefficient based on the particle size parameter to generate first to third divided transmission coefficients, which correspond to red, green and blue data of the captured image, respectively. The real image estimator estimates a real image by applying the first to third divided transmission coefficients to the red, green and blue data of the captured image, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rae-Hong PARK, Hyeon-Jin AHN, Dong-Won JANG
  • Publication number: 20170084266
    Abstract: A voice synthesis apparatus is provided. The voice synthesis apparatus includes: an electrode array configured to, in response to voiceless speeches of a user, detect an electromyogram (EMG) signal from skin of the user; a speech activity detection module configured to detect a voiceless speech period of the user; a feature extractor configured to extract a signal descriptor indicating a feature of the EMG signal for the voiceless speech period; and a voice synthesizer configured to synthesize speeches by using the extracted signal descriptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lukasz Jakub BRONAKOWSKI, Andrzej RUTA, Jakub TKACZUK, Dawid KOZINSKI
  • Publication number: 20170084074
    Abstract: A method of compensating for a movement of a head-mounted display (HMD) includes sensing the movement of the HMD, predicting a movement of the HMD based on the sensed movement, projecting and rendering an image based on the predicted movement, re-sensing the movement of the HMD, re-predicting the movement of the HMD based on the re-sensed movement, determining an error value based on a comparison between the predicted movement of the HMD and the re-predicted movement of the HMD, and re-projecting and rendering the image based on the determined error value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seokjoong HWANG, Youngsam SHIN, Wonjong LEE
  • Publication number: 20170084076
    Abstract: A shadow information storing method and apparatus is disclosed. The shadow information storing apparatus determines a shadow area through rendering a three-dimensional (3D) model based on light radiated from a reference virtual light source, determines a shadow feature value of a vertex of the 3D model based on a distance between a location of the vertex of the 3D model and the shadow area, and stores the determined shadow feature value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Inwoo HA, Minsu AHN, Minjung SON, Hyong Euk LEE