Patents Assigned to Kia Motors Corporation
  • Patent number: 11450887
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an electrolyte for a lithium secondary battery and a lithium secondary battery including the same. The disclosed lithium secondary battery includes: a cathode; an anode; a separator interposed between the cathode and the anode; and an electrolyte, wherein the electrolyte includes: a lithium salt; and a solvent including a perfluorinated ether-based solvent, fluoroethylene carbonate (FEC), and ethylmethyl carbonate (EMC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)
    Inventors: KyoMin Shin, DongHui Kim, SangJoon Lee, Seung Ho Ahn, SungHoon Lim, Nam-Soon Choi, Sung You Hong, Choonki Kim, Koeun Kim, Yeonkyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 11450981
    Abstract: A terminal fastening structure of a connector for an electric vehicle includes a pair of tab terminals electrically connected to an electrical wire connector, a plug inner housing having an opening at a first end into which the tab terminals are inserted, and a pair of terminal holders fastened to the plug inner housing and fixing the tab terminals to the plug inner housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Korea Electric Terminal Co., Ltd., Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Beomjoo Kwon, HuiTae Yang, Sugil Kang, Tae Hong Kim, Hun Hee Oh
  • Patent number: 11451183
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a brushless direct current (BLDC) motor overload detection apparatus. The BLDC motor overload detection apparatus includes a measurer for measuring an electrical angle of the BLDC motor, a determiner for determining whether a difference between the electrical angle measured by the measurer and a mechanical angle of the BLDC motor, estimated through current supplied to the BLDC motor, is within a predetermined range, and a driving controller for control of driving of the BLDC motor according to whether the BLDC motor stalls, determined by the determiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Choong Seob Park
  • Patent number: 11450209
    Abstract: A vehicle outputs a driving sound generated based on the driver's preference rather than outputting a uniform driving sound. The vehicle includes a sensor that acquires at least one of a facial image, an audio signal, and a biometric signal. A database stores a plurality of sound sources classified according to driver information. A controller calculates the driver information based on at least one of the facial image, the audio signal, and the biometric signal, selects any one of the plurality of sound sources stored in the database based on the calculated driver information, generates a driving sound based on the selected sound source, and operates a speaker to output the generated driving sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Kyoung Jin Chang
  • Patent number: 11450320
    Abstract: A dialogue system, a dialogue system control method, and an electronic apparatus are configured to process a user speech to generate a system response before the user's speech ends by recognizing the user's intention When the user's speech is finished, the system response is output to continue a natural dialogue flow in real time. The dialogue system includes: a Speech to Text engine to convert a user speech into text; an intermediate dialogue engine configured to process an intermediate speech before user speech is terminated; a final dialogue engine configured to process a final speech after the user speech is terminated; and a controller. The controller is configured to input the converted text to the intermediate dialogue engine when user speech is not terminated, and to input the converted text to the final dialogue engine when user speech is terminated The dialogue system also includes a Text to Speech engine configured to convert the system response into a speech signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seona Kim, Youngmin Park, Jeong-Eom Lee
  • Patent number: 11450211
    Abstract: A platooning control apparatus is based on active collision avoidance control, a system including the same, and a method thereof. The platooning control apparatus includes a collision avoidance determining unit configured to, when a host vehicle is one of one or more following vehicles while a leading vehicle and the following vehicles platoon, determine whether it is possible to avoid collision of the host vehicle according to whether the host vehicle collides with a front vehicle. The front vehicle may be the leading vehicle or another following vehicle. The collision avoidance determining unit is also configured to determine whether longitudinal collision of the host vehicle is avoided when the leading vehicle is fully longitudinally braked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dong Hyuk Kim
  • Patent number: 11449142
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating an image using brain wave signals includes a sensor configured to collect brain wave signals of at least one passenger in a mobility from a plurality of channels for a predetermined time, and a controller configured to generate a first image from the brain wave signals collected from the plurality of channels using an artificial intelligence model, to select at least one second image included in a predetermined list based on the generated first image, and to control the mobility as a response to the selected second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Sookmyung Women's University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Jeong Su Kang, Suh Yeon Dong
  • Patent number: 11450875
    Abstract: A fuel cell is provided that includes a cell stack having a plurality of unit cells stacked in a first direction. An enclosure is disposed to surround the cell stack and includes an inlet that suctions external air and an outlet that discharges air that has been suctioned through the inlet and has circulated in the space between the cell stack and the enclosure. An insulating member is disposed to extend in the first direction in the space between an outer surface of the cell stack and an inner surface of the enclosure. The insulating member divides the space into a plurality of spaces and has an aperture formed therein to provide communication between the divided plurality of spaces, and an air intake member configured to suction air discharged from the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Duck Whan Kim, Gi Young Nam, Suk Min Baeck, Hyun Woong Ko, Ju Han Kim, Seung Jun Yeon, Ki Wook Ohm, Kwi Seong Jeong, Yong Suk Heo
  • Patent number: 11447176
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting a hands-off state of a steering wheel may include acquiring, by a controller, a steering torque, a steering angle and a steering angular speed while driving of a vehicle, determining, by the controller, a variance value of the steering angular speed through cumulation for a designated time, determining, by the controller, a difference value between a steering angular speed estimated through a steering system model determined on an assumption that the steering wheel is in the hands-off state and a measured steering angular speed through cumulation for a designated time, when the variance value of the steering angular speed is less than a first threshold value, and divisionally determining, by the controller, whether or not the steering wheel is in the hands-off state or in the hands-on state according to the difference value between the measured and estimated steering angular speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Hwang, Jin Hyuck Heo, Kyu Won Kim
  • Patent number: 11447123
    Abstract: A method of controlling a mild hybrid electric vehicle may include determining whether a Start Stop Control (SSC) entrance condition is satisfied when a cruise mode is set; when the SSC entrance condition is determined to be satisfied by the control unit to enter an SSC mode, interrupting a supply of fuel to an engine and turning off the engine; monitoring a vehicle speed, in which when the engine is turned off, the control unit is configured to determine whether an acceleration control or a braking control of the vehicle is required based on a detection signal transmitted from a detecting unit electrically-connected to the control unit; and increasing or decreasing the vehicle speed by controlling the engine, a Mild Hybrid Starter Generator (MHSG), or an Electronic Stability Control (ESC) based on the monitoring of the vehicle speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Hwa Yong Jang
  • Patent number: 11450023
    Abstract: A method for detecting an anchor-free object based on deep learning may include receiving a target image for object detection, inputting the image to a backbond network and performing learning to generate a heatmap, post-processing the heatmap, and outputting the post-processed result on a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION, KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ha Yong Woo, Jun Mo Kim, Beom Young Kim, Si Haeng Lee, Jang Hyeon Lee, Do Yeon Kim
  • Patent number: 11447182
    Abstract: A truck frame includes: a first side rail including a first web, a first top flange formed on a top end of the first web, and a first bottom flange formed on a bottom end of the first web; a second side rail spaced apart from the first side rail to face the first side rail, and including a second web, a second top flange formed on a top end of the second web, and a second bottom flange formed on a bottom end of the second web; a reinforcing structure connecting the first top flange of the first side rail and the second top flange of the second side rail, and connecting the first bottom flange of the first side rail and the second bottom flange of the second side rail; and a component mounting space defined by the reinforcing structure between the first web of the first side rail and the second web of the second side rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Jong Min Kim
  • Patent number: 11447009
    Abstract: A vehicular infotainment apparatus may include: a display unit configured to display information on a screen; a projection unit disposed proximate to the screen of the display unit, the projection unit being rotatable, movable, and configured to project the information displayed on the screen of the display unit; a driver configured to rotate and move the projection unit; and a controller configured to control operation of the display unit and the driver and to receive a request for rotation of the projection unit. The controller may be further configured to control the driver such that the driver causes the projection unit to rotate or move at a rotation angle corresponding to the request for rotation of the projection unit and to control the display unit such that the display unit modifies the information displayed on the screen of the display unit according to the rotation angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Sung Joon Park
  • Patent number: 11446982
    Abstract: A user body temperature assistance system associated with an air conditioning device, may include air conditioning controller configured to control an operation of an air conditioning device configured for adjusting an interior air temperature of a vehicle and determine an operation stage of a temperature adjustment unit in the vehicle according to an operation-based signal of the air conditioning device; and a temperature adjustment controller, which is configured to control an operation of the temperature adjustment unit for assisting a user body temperature according to the operation stage determined by the air conditioning controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sang Ki Seo, Yong Chul Kim, June Kyu Park, Ju Ho Choi, Doo Ri Kim, Hyeong Jun Kim, Sung Hae Park
  • Patent number: 11448517
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling multimedia of a vehicle includes: a display to display a route guiding screen or a content screen; and a controller to control the display to display the route guiding screen or the content screen based on an active screen switching manner or a non-switching manner. A driver is prevented from deviating from a route because the driver fails to see the route guiding screen or prevented from inconveniently performing the additional handling of the driver to switch to the route guiding screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jae Yeol Lee, Jea Won Han
  • Patent number: 11446992
    Abstract: A locking apparatus for a flap door of a vehicle includes: a body bracket fixed on a vehicle body; a flap bracket fixed on the flap door; a lower side link with a first end connected to the flap bracket and a second end connected to the body bracket; an upper side link with a first end connected to the flap bracket and a second end connected to the body bracket at an upper side of the lower side link; a stopper groove and a stopper protrusion provided on the first end of the upper side link; a locking cam mounted to a rotational shaft of the lower side link relative to the flap bracket, while being in contact with the stopper groove and the stopper protrusion; and a spring installed between the flap bracket and the locking cam to elastically switch a direction of rotating the locking cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: In Chul Baik
  • Patent number: 11447026
    Abstract: A charging system for a vehicle and a battery charging stop method thereof may provide a charging system for a vehicle and a battery charging stop method thereof, which may stop the charging of a battery upon failure of a current sensor applied to a three-phase coils of a motor configured for driving a vehicle, preventing the occurrence of the torque caused by operation of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sang Kyu Lee, Jin Gyu Lim, Seung Myun Chung
  • Patent number: 11448143
    Abstract: An apparatus of controlling a vehicle and a method thereof are provided. The operating region of an engine is operated with theoretical air-fuel ratio. The apparatus includes a supercharger that supplies compressed air to a the combustion chamber of the engine and a spark plug that ignites mixed air supplied to the combustion chamber. An intake valve selectively opens and closes the combustion chamber for inflowing the mixed air therein. A variable valve apparatus adjusts an opening timing and closing timing of the intake valve and a controller adjusts an ignition timing of the spark plug and the closing timing of the intake valve through the variable valve apparatus based on the operating region of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Yeongseop Park, Dong Hee Han, Jong Il Park, Hyunjin Kang, Heechang Oh, JaUn Ku, Seungwoo Hong, Jonghyeok Lee, Kwanhee Lee, Dongwon Jung, Jaeheun Kim
  • Patent number: 11448943
    Abstract: An apparatus for stabilizing a camera of an autonomous vehicle includes: a sensor that detects vibration generated and applied to the camera due to a state of a road surface when the autonomous vehicle is traveling; a first actuator that attenuates roll vibration applied to the camera; a second actuator that attenuates pitch vibration applied to the camera; and a controller that controls the first actuator and the second actuator to attenuate the vibration detected by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sang Woo Hwang, Young Dae Park, Byung Rim Lee, Min Jun Kim, Se Hyun Chang, Hyeon Seok Cho
  • Patent number: D964613
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Da-Young Jeong, Joon-Bo Shim, Chan-Hee Lee