Patents Assigned to KIA CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 11143375
    Abstract: A sequential lighting device of a lamp for a vehicle, may implement sequential lighting with one light source, reducing the cost and simplifying the structure. Furthermore, the sequential lighting is implemented by the rotation of a light guide, forming a slim lamp form, and the smooth lighting feeling is implemented, improving merchantability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Byoung Suk Ahn, Seung Sik Han, Sung Ho Park, Ki Hong Lee, Jung Wook Lim
  • Patent number: 11143291
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling transmission of vehicle may include a determining device to determine whether to perform deceleration control, based on the vehicle and a target for the deceleration control in front of the vehicle, a calculating device to sub-divide a distance between a current position of the vehicle and the target for the deceleration control into sections, and calculate a target distance for each section of the plurality of sections and a target speed of the section, based on a current speed of the vehicle and the distance between the current position of the vehicle and the target for the deceleration control, a gearshifting stage deciding device to determine a gearshifting stage for each section of the plurality of sections, based on the calculated target speed and the calculated target distance for the section by configuring a deceleration profile for each gearshifting stage, and a control device to control the transmission for each section based on the gearshifting stage for the section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Kwang Hee Park, Byeong Wook Jeon, Dong Hoon Jeong, Jae Chang Kook
  • Patent number: 11142105
    Abstract: A vehicle with a flat seat may include a floor portion having a leg groove recessed downward from a surface of the floor portion; a seatback disposed on the floor portion and reclining by a rotation of the lower end; a seat cushion disposed on the floor portion ahead of the seatback; and a leg cushion disposed in the leg groove of the floor portion and having a rear portion rotatably coupled to the seat cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Dong Eun Cha, Jin Ho Hwang, Sang Heon Lee
  • Patent number: 11142120
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp with a rotating light source may include a signal receiver which receives a signal from one or more sensors provided in a vehicle; a light emitting diode (LED) portion having one or more LED elements configured to emit light toward an outside of the vehicle; a controller connected to the one or more LED elements and configured to control a light generation amount of the one or more LED elements; a signal transmitter which is connected to the signal receiver, receives the signal from the signal receiver and transmits the received signal to the controller; and a driver coupled to the LED portion and configured to rotate the LED portion, wherein the controller controls the light generation amount of the one or more LED elements in a response to the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventor: Seung-Pyo Hong
  • Patent number: 11142924
    Abstract: A vehicle connection system of a multi-story building, may include a building having a plurality of floors, provided with an elevator moving between the plurality of floors, and having at least one station provided inside or outside of the building so that the vehicle is configured to be docked to the at least a station; an elevator board provided at a bottom portion of the elevator to allow the vehicle to be loaded to the elevator or unloaded from the elevator and moving between floors of the building when the elevator is driven; a parking robot which is placed in a standby state on the elevator board, and when the vehicle enters the elevator board, allows the vehicle to be loaded on the elevator board and moved to a docking point; and a server communicatively connected to the building, the elevator board, and the parking robot, to manage statuses of the stations, and designate the docking point when the vehicle enters the elevator, and transmit the same to the elevator board and the parking robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Dong Eun Cha, Jin Ho Hwang, Sang Heon Lee
  • Patent number: 11142037
    Abstract: A thermal management system for a vehicle includes a cooling device which includes a radiator, electrical components, and at least one water pump which are connected through a coolant line, to circulate a coolant through the coolant line to supply the coolant to the electrical components and an oil cooler which is mounted on the coolant line and connected to a drive motor to cool the drive motor; and an HVAC module which has a heater connected to the coolant line through first and second connection lines to supply the coolant with a temperature which is increased as the coolant passes through the electrical components and the oil cooler in a heating mode of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Jae Yeon Kim, Su Whan Kim
  • Patent number: 11137067
    Abstract: An automatic transmission may include a rotating shaft; a slider portion provided on the rotating shaft; a first connecting member having one end hinged to the rotating shaft and the other end rising or falling by a centrifugal force as the rotating shaft rotates; a second connecting member having one end hinged to the first connecting member and the other end connected to a slider portion to vertically slide the slider as the first connecting member rises or falls; a diaphragm spring coupled to the slider portion and deformed in an axial direction of the rotating shaft depending on position of the slider portion; a shift fork connected to the slider portion or the diaphragm spring and engaging a synchronizer with a shift stage gear depending on position of the slider portion; an elastic regulator controlling an elastic force of the diaphragm spring; and a controller controlling the elastic regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Soon Ki Eo, Ki Jong Park, Ma Ru Kang
  • Patent number: 11119634
    Abstract: A user interface providing apparatus configured for platooning of a vehicle may include a touch screen display, a sensor detecting an external object of the vehicle, a communication circuit communicating with an outside, and a control circuit electrically connected to the touch screen display and the sensor. The control circuit is configured to display a first object corresponding to the vehicle and a second object corresponding to an external vehicle detected by the sensor, on the touch screen display, to receive a touch input associated with the second object, using the touch screen display, and to make a request for joining in a platooning group, to the external vehicle via the communication circuit in a response to the touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventor: Sang Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 11118659
    Abstract: A power transmission apparatus for a hybrid electric vehicle may include first and second input shafts coaxially mounted and selectively receiving an engine torque, a compound planetary gear set mounted on the second input shaft, receiving a motor torque, and formed by combining two planetary gear sets sharing a sun gear and a planet carrier, an idle shaft mounted in parallel with the first input shaft, a first output shaft mounted in parallel to the first input shaft, receiving a torque from at least the first input shaft, and outputting a torque through the first output gear, a connection element selectively transmitting the engine torque to the compound planetary gear set or the first input shaft, an engagement element selectively connecting the compound planetary gear set to a transmission housing, and a plurality of gear sets mounted on the first and second input shafts and idle shaft and the first output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Seong Wook Hwang, Soonki Eo, Ilhan Yoo, Dongwoo Kim, Yong Sug Choi, Jong Hyo Park
  • Patent number: 11121771
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an integrated projection service of a plurality of smart devices, for controlling services for the respective smart devices in the vehicle based on preset priorities of the services when a plurality of smart devices is connected to one vehicle using Wi-Fi, may include providing an integrated projection service of a plurality of smart devices in a vehicle may include making a request to a head unit of the vehicle for connection to enable wired or wireless data communication using Wi-Fi wireless communication technology provided in the vehicle, by at least one smart device positioned in the vehicle, and approving connection of a smart device, searching for service information to be provided by each smart device, and listing retrieved services to be integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventor: Kyu Hyeok Yeon
  • Patent number: 11117462
    Abstract: A power transmission apparatus of a hybrid electric vehicle includes a first input shaft mounted along an axis of an engine shaft and selectively connectable to the engine shaft, a second input shaft formed as a hollow shaft, coaxially mounted with the first input shaft, and fixedly connected to a rotor of the first motor-generator, a third input shaft formed as a hollow shaft, coaxially mounted with the first input shaft, and selectively connectable to the first input shaft, an intermediate shaft mounted in parallel with the first input shaft, an output shaft mounted in parallel to the first input shaft and outputting a shifted toque, a planetary gear set mounted on the output shaft, having an element fixed to the output shaft and forming a shifted torque, and a plurality of gear sets mounted over the first, second, and third input shafts, the intermediate shaft, and the output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Seong Wook Hwang, Soonki Eo, Ilhan Yoo, Dongwoo Kim, Yong Sug Choi, Jong Hyo Park
  • Patent number: 11118639
    Abstract: A clutch control method for a vehicle may include determining, by a controller, whether a tip-in has occurred during an in-gear state of a transmission; increasing the clutch slip rapidly to a first target slip by the controller; feedback-controlling, by the controller, so that the clutch slip is reduced toward a second target slip during a predetermined first control time period after the increasing of the clutch slip; controlling, by the controller, a clutch of the transmission with a first target slip angular acceleration after the predetermined first control time period has elapsed; feedback-controlling by the controller so that target slip angular acceleration of the clutch gradually becomes zero during a predetermined second control time period; and feedback-controlling by the controller so that the clutch slip becomes a third target slip after the predetermined second control time period has elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Sung Hyun Cho, Dong Hyup Kang
  • Patent number: 11118756
    Abstract: A diffusion lens may include a plurality of diffusion portions which contacts with an LED, is symmetrical to each other with respect to an optical axis which is a straight direction of the light emitted from the LED, and has convex surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION, HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seon-Yong An, Kyoung-Chun Kweon, Hyun-Min Kim, Chae-Eun Son
  • Patent number: 11110772
    Abstract: A thermal management system for a vehicle is provided, which includes a battery line connected to a high-voltage battery core, provided with a first radiator, and configured to make cooling water flow therein by a first pump; an indoor heating line connected to a heating core for indoor air conditioning, and provided with a water heating heater therein and a second pump to make cooling water flow therein; a first battery heating line and a second battery heating line branched from a first valve provided at a downstream point of the heating core of the indoor heating line and connected to upstream and downstream points of the high-voltage battery core of the battery line, respectively; and a refrigerant line provided with an expansion valve, a cooling core for indoor air conditioning, a compressor, and an air-cooled condenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Man Ju Oh, So La Chung, Jae Woong Kim, Sang Shin Lee
  • Patent number: 11110919
    Abstract: A cruise control method of a mild hybrid electric vehicle may include determining whether a cruise mode is operated according to an output signal of a user interface device by a controller; determining whether a vehicle speed increasing signal is output from the user interface device by the controller; determining a compensation torque depending on difference of a predetermined target speed and the current speed of the mild hybrid electric vehicle according to the vehicle speed increasing signal by the controller; and controlling the operation of the MHSG by the controller to output the determined compensation torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventor: Hwa Yong Jang
  • Patent number: 11110770
    Abstract: An electronically controlled suspension control system of a vehicle using road surface information may include a road surface recognition unit of recognizing a road surface, a road surface profile determination unit of determining a road surface profile using information as to the recognized road surface, a behavior estimation and determination unit of estimating and determining a vehicle behavior according to the determined road surface profile, a behavior information recording unit storing information as to the behavior of the vehicle, an electronically controlled suspension (ECS) control unit of controlling a suspension of the vehicle, and a behavior determination and control unit of comparing a determined value from the behavior estimation and determination unit with recorded values of the behavior information recording unit, determining a behavior level of the vehicle, based on results of the comparison, and sending a control command according to the determined behavior level to the ECS control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventor: Hyung Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 11112006
    Abstract: An automatic transmission may include rotation shaft, sliding unit mounted on the rotation shaft and slidable up and down along the rotation shaft, diaphragm spring coupled to the sliding unit and deformed to be oriented toward first or second end of the rotation shaft along the rotation shaft according to position of the sliding unit, shift fork connected to the sliding unit or the diaphragm spring and configured to cause synchronizer to engage with speed change gear according to the position of the sliding unit, sliding-unit position adjuster connected to the sliding unit and adjusting the position of the sliding unit by causing the sliding unit to slide up or down along the rotation shaft, and controller for controlling the sliding-unit position adjuster to adjust elastic force of the diaphragm spring according to the vehicle speed by causing the sliding unit to slide upward or downward along the rotation shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Soon Ki Eo, Woo Jin Chang, Sun Sung Kwon
  • Patent number: 11111967
    Abstract: A complex synchronizer may include a first connection gear and a second connection gear that are fixed to a shaft; a first external gear having a first sleeve, which can engage with the first connection gear by sliding along the shaft, and rotatably mounted on the shaft; a second external gear having a second sleeve, which can engage with the second connection gear by sliding along the shaft, and rotatably mounted on the shaft; and an intermediate gear being able to connect or disconnect the first sleeve and the second sleeve, depending on axial sliding states of the first sleeve and the second sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Soon Ki Eo, Chon Ok Kim, Choung Wan Son, Young Bae Ryu
  • Patent number: 11111965
    Abstract: A clutch unit of an automatic transmission having first and second rotation elements may include a spline gear connected to the first rotation element, a clutch drum having an internal circumference spline-engaged with the spline gear to be movable in an axial direction, a clutch hub fixedly connected to a second rotation element, a plurality of clutch plates spline-engaged with the clutch drum, a plurality of clutch disks alternatingly disposed between the plurality of clutch plates and spline-engaged with the clutch hub, a supporting portion fixed to a transmission housing of the automatic transmission and configured to support the plurality of clutch plates, and a piston disposed in an interior of the transmission housing to form a hydraulic pressure chamber with the transmission housing, configured to have a rolling contact with the clutch drum interposing a bearing, and configured to transmit a pressurizing force to the plurality of clutch plates and the clutch disks through the clutch drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Kang Hoon Lee, Sung Hoon Park, Jae Young Jeon, Wonseok Oh
  • Patent number: 11110815
    Abstract: A method for controlling a mild hybrid electric vehicle may include detecting degradation state of a first battery, determining whether the degradation state of the first battery exceeds a degradation reference value or not, stopping normal operation of a mild hybrid starter & generator (MHSG) if the degradation state of the first battery exceeds a degradation reference value, determining whether an SOC value of a second battery is below a charge reference value or not, and operating the MHSG restrictively and inducing electric power conversion to the second battery if the SOC value of the second battery is below the charge reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventor: Hwa Yong Jang