Patents Assigned to KIA CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 11463121
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a location identification device to identify a location of the vehicle; a first antenna including an antenna body, a first feeding line connected to the antenna body, and a second feeding line including a phase delay device connected to the antenna body; a first wireless transceiver connected to the first antenna to provide a communication signal to the first antenna through the first feeding line or the second feeding line; and a controller. The controller is configured to control the first wireless transceiver to provide a communication signal to the first antenna through the first feeding line in a first communication mode, control the first wireless transceiver to provide a communication signal to the first antenna through the first feeding line and the second feeding line in a second communication mode, and switch to the second communication mode if the vehicle approaches a toll booth while operating in the first communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dongjin Kim, Beom Shik Kim, Unhwan Seol, Kwangwoo Ryu, Jang Soon Han, Jaekyu Yu, Ohyun Kwon, Jihoon Sung, Jisoo Baek, Byoung Hyun Lee, Jungnam Bae, Jiwoon Lee, Eon Du Hwang, Hyeon Je Son
  • Patent number: 11462750
    Abstract: A fuel cell vehicle includes a fuel cell, an air compressor configured to draw in and discharge air, a cooler configured to cool air discharged from the air compressor, a humidifier configured to humidify air cooled by the cooler and to supply the humidified air to the fuel cell, and a system frame on which the fuel cell is disposed. The system frame accommodates at least a portion of each of the cooler and the humidifier therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Tae Woo Ryu, Seung Jun Yeon, Jung Do Suh, Woo Young Lee
  • Patent number: 11458838
    Abstract: A foldable pedal apparatus for a vehicle includes a manual driving mode of the vehicle in which a driver drives a vehicle manually, and a pedal pad protrudes from a pedal casing and enters a pop-up state where the pedal pad is exposed toward the driver, and an autonomous driving mode of the vehicle in which the driver does not drive, and the pedal pad is retracted into the pedal casing and enters a hiding state where exposure of the pedal pad toward the driver is prevented. An interior design of the vehicle is optimized by allowing the pedal pad to pop up through a panel hole formed on a footrest panel when the pedal pad changes from the hiding state to the pop-up state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventor: Eun Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 11460935
    Abstract: A user control system for controlling a vehicle is provided. The system includes a control device having a control surface; and an operating element configured to receive control commands by a user and to wirelessly exchange control data with the control device to operate the vehicle according to the control commands. The operating element is releasably attached to the control surface via a contact surface. The operating element also has a user operable actuator configured to vary a holding force of the operating element on the control surface according to a user input such that the operating element is fixed in position at the control surface in a first configuration of the actuator, slidably attached to the control surface in a second configuration of the actuator and detachable from the control surface in a third configuration of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventor: Firat Tapti
  • Patent number: 11462110
    Abstract: A method for operating a parking place based on demand expectation, may include expecting n quantity of calls corresponding to a current time in a service area, deriving Nc quantity of assignment combinations that assign Nb quantity of vehicles in standby in the service area with respect to Na quantity of parking places positioned in the service area, with respect to each in the Nc quantity of assignment combination, allocating the expected n quantity of calls to Nd quantity of vehicles in the service area including the Nb quantity of vehicles, and deriving Nd quantity of total travel times of the Nd quantity of vehicles, and assigning a corresponding parking place from among the Na quantity of parking places to each in the Nb quantity of vehicles based on the Nd quantity of total travel times with respect to each in the Nc quantity of assignment combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Younghyun Ju, Kyong Enn Min, Minwoo Kwak, SungEun Kim, Gi Seok Park
  • Patent number: 11459935
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device for preventing the backward air flow of a reservoir tank for a vehicle, which may mount an backward air flow prevention tube extending to coolant on a connector of a reservoir tank to which a degassing hose is connected, and form an air collection slit hole communicating with an upper space of the reservoir tank in the upper portion of the tube to be openable or closable, thereby easily preventing the phenomenon in which the air within the reservoir tank flows back toward an engine, and easily collecting the air introduced from the engine side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seung Hyun Won
  • Patent number: 11459995
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for combustion engine mode optimization. The system includes a combustion engine, a fuel delivery system, and a controller communicatively coupled to the combustion engine and the fuel delivery system. The controller selects a low temperature combustion mode based on the combustion engine being warmer than a predetermined temperature and low load conditions on the combustion engine. The low temperature combustion mode includes instructions that reduces an intake valve opening duration and an exhaust valve opening duration. The controller reduces the intake valve opening duration and the exhaust valve opening duration to create a delay between an intake valve opening duration and an exhaust valve opening duration in response to selecting the low temperature combustion mode. The delay increases a residual gas temperature in the combustion chamber and induces auto-ignition of fuel in the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Antowan Zyada, Kyoung Pyo Ha, Shengrong Zhu, Philip Zoldak, Jeffrey Hollowell, Mark Shirley, Nicholas Fantin
  • Patent number: 11459412
    Abstract: A method can be used for manufacturing an ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer for a fuel cell. A polymerization step includes subjecting an organic chelate compound forming a coordinate bond, a vanadium-based Ziegler-Natta catalyst, an organoaluminum compound, and ethylene, propylene, and diene monomers, together with a solvent, to polymerization in a reactor. A separation step includes recovering residual catalysts and unreacted monomers from the stream discharged from the reactor. An acquisition step includes recovering the solvent from the stream deprived of the residual catalysts and unreacted monomers to acquire the ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation, Kumho Polychem Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byeong-Heon Jeong, Hee Ryoung Koo, Au Ji Ru Son, Young Min Jang, Hyun Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 11459934
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling an active air flap (AAF) of a vehicle may include a plurality of sensors configured to detect status information of the vehicle; an opening degree controller configured to control an opening degree of the AAF; and a processor configured to determine a target flow and a target opening degree of the AAF based on the status information, calculate an initial speed of a wake generated by a preceding vehicle based on vehicle information of the preceding vehicle, obtain a speed of the wake when the wake arrives the vehicle based on a speed of the vehicle, an inter-vehicle distance between the vehicle and the preceding vehicle, and the initial speed of the wake, correct the target opening degree based on the speed of the wake, and adjust the opening degree of the AAF corresponding to the corrected target opening degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Young Kwon Kim
  • Publication number: 20220307653
    Abstract: A valve recovery control apparatus for a hydrogen tank, may recover an excess flow valve to an original state upon operation of the excess flow valve mounted on the hydrogen tank, securing stability of hydrogen supply to the fuel cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventor: Seok Hyeon PARK
  • Publication number: 20220308565
    Abstract: A system for controlling a quality of a vehicle includes: a communication device that communicates with a plurality of terminals respectively located on vehicle product lines; and a controller that monitors the part assembly state of the worker, and displays an official assembly video of a defectively assembled part through a terminal on a product line where the worker is located when detecting the defective assembly of the worker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, Kia Corporation
    Inventor: Byung Il CHOI
  • Publication number: 20220305908
    Abstract: An integrated control apparatus for driving a vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes a lever housing mounted in an interior space of the vehicle; a joystick lever coupled to the lever housing and configured to be rotatable in a forward-backward direction and a leftward-rightward direction; and a gentle acceleration lever coupled to the joystick lever and configured to be rotatable in the forward-backward direction. When the gentle acceleration lever is operated, a gentle acceleration signal of the vehicle is generated, and when the joystick lever is operated, one of a sudden acceleration signal, a deceleration signal, a steering signal, or a braking signal of the vehicle is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Won Jin JEONG
  • Publication number: 20220307650
    Abstract: A hydrogen refueling station evaluation device includes a socket that is supplied with hydrogen, a hydrogen tank that stores the hydrogen supplied through the socket, and a discharge pipeline that discharges hydrogen from the hydrogen tank to the atmosphere. A discharge valve adjusts open and closed states of the discharge pipeline. A tank protection valve achieves a state in which the socket and the hydrogen tank are connected to each other, a state in which the socket and the discharge pipeline are connected to each other and the hydrogen tank is closed, and a state in which all of the socket, the hydrogen tank, and the discharge pipe are connected to one another. A gas supplier supplies an inert gas to the socket and a controller operates the tank protection valve, the discharge valve, and the gas supplier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Kia Corporation
    Inventor: Aeun Yoon
  • Publication number: 20220304884
    Abstract: A foot massage assembly for a vehicle, may simultaneously provide a foot massage and a heating function and may include a plate mounted on a seatback for a vehicle, a bladder unit spaced from the plate at an interval and provided with a plurality of bladder cells, wherein air is supplied to or exhausted from an inside of the bladder cells for pressurizing passenger's soles, and a heat wire mat positioned to cover the bladder unit and provided with a heat wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation, Hyundai Transys Inc
    Inventors: Byeong-Seon SON, Tae-Hoon Lee, Ji-Hwan Kim, Seon-Chae Na, Sang-Ho Kim, Sang-Hoon Park, Seong-Yun Yeo, Sung-Hoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20220308856
    Abstract: A method of controlling a vehicle for stably performing over-the-air (OTA) software updates by fully considering a power supply status of the vehicle includes: determining a power supply status of the vehicle; determining whether to enable supply of an electric power higher than a value required to perform an over-the-air (OTA) software update of the vehicle based on the power supply status of the vehicle; and performing the OTA software update of the vehicle upon determining that the supply of the electric power higher than the value required to perform the OTA software update of the vehicle is possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventor: Jin KIM
  • Publication number: 20220308525
    Abstract: A pop-up floating type hologram system mounted on a vehicle a pop-up floating module in which a hologram video projected by a video player provided with a skin plate as a vehicle external skin is implemented by a 45° tilted cube of a transparent plate externally exposed through any one of a crush pad, an emblem, an air spoiler, and a mobile holder in a pyramid form or externally exposed through a roof in a reverse pyramid form by the movement by a repulsive force between an electromagnet forming an N pole and a permanent magnet facing the electromagnet as an N pole by a power source supply, hiding the pop-up floating type hologram system using the external skin upon non-operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Tae-Hyung KIM, Chan-Joo MOON, Geun-Hyung NAM
  • Publication number: 20220305997
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus for controlling a side mirror of an autonomous vehicle and a method thereof. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, it is possible to detect whether a vehicle is autonomously driven and to fold the side mirror such that a mirror surface is in close contact with a vehicle body surface or side window glass or to insert the side mirror into the inner space of the vehicle when the vehicle is autonomously driven. Through the present disclosure, it is possible to notify an external vehicle of information indicating that the vehicle is driven in an autonomous driving mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Eun Young CHOI, Jin Su JEONG, Woo Jin KIM, Seo Hyung CHEON, Rosali Sun PYUN, Ki Seok SEONG, Dong Il YANG, Min Sang YU
  • Patent number: 11454367
    Abstract: A slim type lamp apparatus of a vehicle may include a light source for radiating light; and a lens portion including an incident portion through which the light radiated by the light source is incident, a reflection portion extending from the incident portion to reflect and move the incident light, and an emission portion extending from the reflection portion and emitting the light reflected by the reflection portion, the reflection portion diffusing some light upon reflection of the light to form a diffusion beam pattern by the emission portion and condensing other light upon reflection to form a condensing beam pattern by the emission portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION, SL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jung Wook Lim, Byoung Suk Ahn, Sung Ho Park, Ki Hong Lee, Seung Sik Han, Jin Young Jung, Hye Jin Han
  • Patent number: 11453314
    Abstract: A seat adjustment apparatus for a vehicle includes: a set bracket having a rear part to which a back frame is rotatably connected; and a cushion frame disposed on an upper side of the set bracket and to be tilted by a link mechanism. In particular, the link mechanism includes: a first link member which is hinge-engaged with a front part of the set bracket, connected to a driving unit and supports a front part of the cushion frame to make the front part of the cushion frame ascend and descend by the driving unit; a second link member hinge-engaged with a rear part of the set bracket and the cushion frame to guide the rear part of the cushion frame; and a third link member hinge-engaged with the set bracket and the cushion frame to determine a tilting position of the cushion frame when the cushion frame ascends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION, Daechang Seat Co., LTD-Dongtan, Hyundai Transys Inc.
    Inventors: Mu Young Kim, Sang Do Park, Ho Suk Jung, Hyeok Seung Lee, Chan Ho Jung, Jun Young Yun, Myung Soo Lee, Tae Ju Jeong, Won Yeong Lee, Jun Sik Hwang, Kyeong Ju Kim
  • Patent number: 11453263
    Abstract: An embodiment composite material spring for a suspension device of a vehicle includes a leaf spring configured to be installed in a body of the vehicle and a wheel of the vehicle, a first fluid container installed at a left side of a center of the leaf spring and including a first magnetorheological fluid, and a second fluid container installed at a right side of the center of the leaf spring and including a second magnetorheological fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Jingyo Suh, Ji Hoon Lee