Patents Represented by Attorney Ked & Associates, LLP
  • Patent number: 8349243
    Abstract: An injection molded product is provided that does not require any separate processes after the injection molding and on a surface of which a beautiful pattern is formed. The injection molded product includes a highly even surface and an irregular minute prominent surface having a profile having an arithmetic mean deviation higher than an arithmetic mean deviation of a profile of the highly even surface, and on which a pattern is formed by a difference in the arithmetic mean deviation of the profile of the highly even surface and of the irregular minute prominent surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Moon-Hee Lee, Jong-Man Park
  • Patent number: 8350924
    Abstract: There is provided a method for performing digital processing on an image signal output from CCD image sensors with a CMYG color filter array, the method including converting a digital CMYG signal of 10 bits each into a first YCbCr signal of 10 bits each, by using color interpolation, converting the first YCbCr signal of 10 bits each into an RGB signal of 8 bits each by using interpolation, performing color correction on the RGB signal of 8 bits each and converting a color-corrected RGB signal of 8 bits each into a second YCbCr signal of 8 bits each in a format which complies with the ITU-601 format, encoding the second YCbCr signal of 8 bits each and converting an encoded second YCbr signal of 8 bits each into an analog video signal, and adjusting automatic exposure and automatic white balance, using the RGB signal of 8 bits each and the second YCbCr signal of 8 bits each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Semisolution Inc.
    Inventor: Jung won Lee
  • Patent number: 8349082
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a vacuum processing apparatus for performing a desired process for a substrate after establishing a vacuum atmosphere therein. More particularly, the vacuum processing apparatus includes a vacuum chamber, which is divided into a chamber body and an upper cover. The upper cover is configured to be easily opened away from and closed to the chamber body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Display Process Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Jong Lee, Jun Young Choi, Hyoung-Kyu Son, Jeong-Bin Lee, Gyeong-Hoon Kim, Hyung-Soo Kim, Myung-Woo Han
  • Patent number: 8341974
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator may include a cold air generation chamber provided in a body of the refrigerator, the cold air generation chamber having an evaporator installed therein. A cold air duct may form a path through which cold air generated in the cold air generation chamber is circulated to a freezer compartment, and a quick freezer compartment. The quick freezer compartment may be connected with the cold air duct, and may be positioned substantially nearer to the evaporator than the freezer compartment. A damper may be installed in the cold air duct to selectively shut off the flow of cold air to the freezer compartment. The quick freezer compartment may be quickly cooled using cold air directly supplied from the cold air generation chamber. Furthermore, cold air may be directed into the quick freezer compartment by selectively shutting off the supply of cold air into the freezer or refrigerator compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Min Kyu Oh, Kyeong Yun Kim, Jang Seok Lee, Youn Seok Lee, Su Nam Chae
  • Patent number: 8346508
    Abstract: A system and method for diagnosing a home appliance are disclosed. The home appliance outputs product information as a predetermined sound signal, and transmits the sound signal to a service center of a remote site over a communication network, such that a service technician of the service center can easily check a current status of the home appliance. When a diagnostic server of the service center analyzes the sound signal of the home appliance, it selects a plurality of preamble candidates and can effectively and correctly detect data using weights, so that it can quickly diagnose a faulty operation of the home appliance. An erroneous data analysis and its associated erroneous diagnosis are prevented, so that the diagnostic system provides a service for more correctly diagnosing a faulty operation of the home appliance and also increases user satisfaction and reliability of the home appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyun Sang Kim, Eui Hyeok Kwon, Hae Yong Kang, Yong Tae Kim, Koon Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 8344620
    Abstract: An active matrix electroluminescence display device and a method for fabricating the same, whereby damage caused by UV light rays during the fabrication process can be prevented, are disclosed. The active matrix electroluminescence display device includes a plurality of transistors formed on a substrate having an emissive area and a non-emissive area defined thereon, an insulating layer formed on the substrate and the thin film transistors, a metallic protective layer formed on the insulating layer of the non-emissive area, a first electrode formed on the insulating layer of the emissive area, an electroluminous layer formed on the first electrode, and a second electrode formed on the electroluminous layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Chang Nam Kim
  • Patent number: 8344584
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stator of an electric motor and a washing machine having the same, wherein the stator includes a stator core of a stack of bases each with a plurality of poles, an insulator having an upper insulator and a lower insulator fastened to the stator core, a plurality of fastening portions each having a fastening hole for fastening the stator, and a plurality of connection portions each having a plurality of vertical ribs for connecting the insulator to each of the fastening portions, wherein the insulator, the fastening portions, and the connection portions are injection molded as one unit, with the stator core inserted thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: In Geun Ahn, Min Kyu Lim
  • Patent number: 8341983
    Abstract: A drum type washing machine is provided. The drum type washing machine may include a cabinet, a tub fixed to an inner side of the cabinet, a drum rotatably arranged in the tub, and a driving motor positioned at a rear side of the drum for generating a driving force that rotates the drum. The washing machine may also include a supporting plate to rotatably support a rotational shaft extending between the motor and the drum, and a plurality of supporters connected between the supporting plate and the cabinet. Such an arrangement may increase washing capacity by increasing a diameter of the drum without increasing an external size of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jae-Won Chang
  • Patent number: 8345009
    Abstract: Provided is an input device using a touch manner. A micro computer and a key control unit perform communications in a serial method to obtain operation stability by reducing the number of data connecting ports between the micro computer and the key control unit. Furthermore, when more than two sets of key matrixes are provided, a plurality of key control unit may be connected to one micro computer to solve interferences between the key patterns. Moreover, operational reliability of the input device using the touch manner is improved by adequately using resources of the key control unit and at the same time reducing processing load of the micro computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Shin-Jae Jeong
  • Patent number: 8341972
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling driving of a plurality of fan motors for a refrigerator are provided. When operated, the plurality of fan motors provided in the refrigerator is sequentially operated at certain delay times, to thus improve operation efficiency of the plurality of fan motors. The apparatus for controlling driving of a plurality of fan motors includes blowing devices that supply cool air, a driving device that generates drive signals to drive the blowing devices, a controller that controls operation of the driving device, a power device that provides operation power of the driving device and the controller, and a cutoff device positioned between the driving device and the power device that cuts off noise and a surge voltage introduced from the power device to the driving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seung-Do Han, Dong-Il Lee, Hyoun-Jeong Shin
  • Patent number: 8346963
    Abstract: A system for sending and receiving personal information using a mobile terminal is disclosed. In the present invention, a personal information is sent using a short message service with an attached identification information. Accordingly, when the short message is received by a receiving mobile terminal, the attached identification information allows the receiving mobile terminal to distinguish and process the short message for personal information differently from other general short messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Chae Hee Jin
  • Patent number: 8344401
    Abstract: Provided are a light emitting device, a light emitting device package and a lighting system including the same. The light emitting device (LED) comprises a light emitting structure comprising a second conductive type semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a first conductive type semiconductor layer and a first electrode over the light emitting structure. A portion of the light emitting structure is sloped at a predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Kyong Cho, Hyun Don Song, Chang Hee Hong, Hyung Gu Kim
  • Patent number: 8345415
    Abstract: A display apparatus is provided. A frame is fixed and supported at the rear of a front panel forming the front portion of the display apparatus, and a separate bracket member is not mounted on the edges of the front panel. Thus, the front exterior of the display apparatus is neatly finished, and the display screen looks bigger than it actually is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Man Yong Choi
  • Patent number: 8342825
    Abstract: The present invention provides a 2 stage rotary compressor (100) including a hermetic container (101), a 2 stage compression assembly provided in the hermetic container, wherein a low pressure compression assembly (120), a middle plate (130) and a high pressure compression assembly (140) are successively stacked from any one of upper and lower portions, a first discharge port (124) for discharging middle pressure refrigerant compressed in the low pressure compression assembly (120) a second discharge port (162p) for discharging high pressure refrigerant compressed in the high pressure compression assembly (130) and a third discharge port (172p) positioned at any one of the upper and lower portions of the 2 stage compression assembly to discharge high pressure refrigerant compressed in the 2 stage compression assembly to the hermetic container (101), wherein an area of the third discharge port (172p) is larger than 0.5 times of an area of the first discharge port and smaller than 1.0 times thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sang-Myung Byun, Seung-Jun Lee, Yun-Hi Lee, Yoon-Sung Choi
  • Patent number: 8337155
    Abstract: A fan assembly is provided. The fan assembly includes a fan, and a shroud having a motor mounting portion on which a fan motor of the fan is mounted. One or more coupling units are provided at a lower side of the shroud, and on a planar surface of an apparatus, and one or more vibration preventing members are interposed between the coupling units. Because the fan and the motor mounted thereto cause vibration and noise to the fan assembly in the apparatus, the vibration preventing members are interposed between the coupling units of the shroud and the apparatus to reduce the amount of vibration and noise transmitted from the fan and the motor to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Myung-Keun Yoo, Hyoun-Jeong Shin
  • Patent number: 8336341
    Abstract: A tub (100) for a washing machine, and a washing machine comprising the same are disclosed. The tub (100) is formed through injection molding with a bearing housing (200) inserted therein, and a washing machine comprises the same. Here, the bearing housing (200) comprises a bearing support (201) to receive bearings, and a flange (210) extended radially from the bearing support (201) and having radial ribs (230).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyeok Deok Kim, Byung Hwan Ahn, Hung Myong Cho
  • Patent number: 8338847
    Abstract: A light emitting device according to the embodiment includes a first semiconductor layer; an active layer to generate a light on the first semiconductor layer; a second conductive semiconductor layer on the active layer; a transparent electrode layer on the second conductive semiconductor layer; and a multiple thin film mirror on the transparent electrode layer, the multiple thin film mirror being formed by repeatedly stacking a first thin film layer having a first refractive index and a second thin film layer having a second refractive index different from the first refractive index by at least one time, wherein the second conductive semiconductor layer has a thickness satisfying: 2·?1+?2=N·2?±?, (0????/2) in which, ?1 is a phase shift occurring when a light, which travels in a vertical direction, passes through the second conductive semiconductor layer and is expressed as ?1=2?nd/? (n is a refractive index of the light, ? is a wavelength of the light, and d is a thickness of the second conductive semiconduc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sun Kyung Kim
  • Patent number: 8336340
    Abstract: A drum type washing machine is provided. The drum type washing machine may include a cabinet, a tub fixed to an inner side of the cabinet, a drum rotatably arranged in the tub, and a driving motor positioned at a rear side of the drum for generating a driving force that rotates the drum. The washing machine may also include a supporting plate to rotatably support a rotational shaft extending between the motor and the drum, and a plurality of supporters connected between the supporting plate and the cabinet. Such an arrangement may increase washing capacity by increasing a diameter of the drum without increasing an external size of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jae-Won Chang
  • Patent number: 8341002
    Abstract: A diagnostic system and method for a home appliance is provided. When the home appliance outputs product information as a sound signal, a service center remotely performs fault diagnosis of the home appliance by receiving the sound signal, detecting the product information from the sound signal, checking the state of the home appliance using diagnostic data included in the product information to determine whether the home appliance is out of order, determining, when a drying error has occurred, a cause of the drying error, and deriving a solution to the drying error. Upon deriving a diagnosis result through the fault diagnosis of the home appliance, the service center immediately notifies the user of the diagnosis result and may dispatch a service technician or may provide the user with a solution to allow the user to easily fix the fault without dispatching a service technician.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jonghye Han, Inhaeng Cho, Phaljin Lee, Hoijin Jeong
  • Patent number: RE43915
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for interacting with a mobile telephone are provided. A remote control unit receives a user command and transmits it to a TV system which recognizes the user command as a telephone function command and transmits the function command to the mobile telephone if the TV system is set to Telephone Mode. The TV system may also output data received from the mobile telephone in response to the transmitted function command. Thus, a user may interact with a mobile telephone using an interactive TV system by displaying text/image data received from the telephone and by inputting various telephone function commands using a remote control unit. Upon receiving a function command from the TV system, the mobile telephone generates output data in response to the function command and transmits itto the TV system. A display unit of the TV system displays the text/image data, and a speaker outputs the sound data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jae Kyung Lee