Patents Assigned to Kia Motors Corporation
  • Publication number: 20210221335
    Abstract: A method of controlling an air blowing apparatus includes: determining whether there is precipitation through a rain sensor by a controller; determining whether the air blowing apparatus is in an automatic mode in a precipitation condition by the controller; determining a vehicle speed when the air blowing apparatus is in the automatic mode in the precipitation condition; and setting power and a spray angle of the air blowing apparatus by comparing a rainfall received from the rain sensor to a stored rainfall by the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Seung Sik Han, Ki Hong Lee, Nak Kyoung Kong
  • Publication number: 20210221260
    Abstract: A swivel device for vehicle seats may rotate a seat mounted inside a vehicle at 180° or more and firmly fix the seat at a normal position before and after rotation. The swivel device includes: a base plate provided with a plurality of first locking members; a swivel plate disposed on the base plate to be rotated by a second motor; a rotary force transmission mechanism mounted on an output shaft of the second motor and the swivel plate to transmit a rotary force of the second motor to the swivel plate; an elevating plate provided with a plurality of second locking members separably coupled to the plurality of first locking members and formed on a lower surface of the elevating plate; and a first motor mounted on an upper surface of the elevating plate to transmit a rotary force to the lead screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suk Won HONG, Sang Do PARK, Sang Hwi YOON, So Young YOO, Chan Ho JUNG, Jong Seok HAN
  • Patent number: 11065605
    Abstract: A method for preparing a multi-component alloy catalyst on which a catalytic metal is supported includes preparing a carbon composite having a carbon support coated with a cationic polymer, supporting a catalytic metal containing at least two metal elements on the carbon composite to prepare an alloy catalyst precursor, and washing the alloy catalyst precursor to remove the cationic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Tae Kim, Ju Ahn Park
  • Patent number: 11065679
    Abstract: A vacuum system for a die casting mold, which forms vacuum inside a cavity formed between a fixed mold and a movable mold, includes: a ventilation assembly disposed between the cavity and a vacuum pump and mounted between the fixed mold and the movable mold and configured to decrease a flow rate of molten metal when the molten metal filled in the cavity flows in; and a vacuum pump forming the vacuum inside the ventilation assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hae-Ryong Yi, Sang Min Lee
  • Patent number: 11065944
    Abstract: A door of a vehicle may include a first door module forming a door skeleton; a second door module coupled with the first door module and forming a door window; and a door frame coupled to the first door module and engaged with the second door module; wherein the second door module may include a relatively lightweight material as compared to the first door module, reducing weight and cost of the door for the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Duckyang Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dongmin Jeon, Yong Hyun Nam, Hi Su Cho, Sae Hoon Oh
  • Patent number: 11065934
    Abstract: A heat pump system for a vehicle is provided. The system includes a battery coolant line connected to a battery module. A cooling device selectively connected to the battery coolant line includes a radiator and a first water pump, to circulate a coolant therein. A first chiller is disposed in the battery coolant line and connected to a refrigerant line of an air conditioner to adjust a temperature of a coolant. A second chiller is selectively connected to the coolant line and selectively connected to the refrigerant line to increase a temperature of a coolant by selectively exchanging heat between the coolant and a refrigerant flowing into the second chiller. An integrated control valve is connected to the refrigerant line, the first connecting line, and the second connecting line to adjust a refrigerant flow direction and to selectively expand a refrigerant passing through the integrated control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Kilwoo Lee, Dong Seok Oh
  • Patent number: 11066021
    Abstract: An internal storage structure of a vehicle may include a housing including an opening and configured of having a storage space disposed inside a crash pad, a cover portion configured to include a display module and to cover the opening, a first guide rail configured to be disposed on the side surface of the housing to be tilted by a predetermined angle, and a second guide rail configured to be disposed on the lower end portion of the cover portion to interlock with a gear portion disposed on the lower surface of the housing, and the cover portion is configured to be tilted forwardly along the second guide rail, and to move downwardly along the first guide rail and the second guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, NIFCO KOREA INC., HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hye Kyung Kim, Dae Ig Jung, Young Ju Lee, Seung Hyeok Chang, Jae Whoan Park, Jong Chae Lee, Gi Seung Choi
  • Patent number: 11065935
    Abstract: An electric vehicle thermal management system is provided. The system includes an inside AC unit having an air inlet unit and an air outlet unit and a cooling core embedded therein. A heating core is disposed between the air outlet unit of the inside AC unit and the cooling core and a control door is disposed inside the inside AC unit to adjust air supply to the heating core. A first flow path circulates to pass through the heating core and includes an electric heater. A branch flow path is branched from downstream point of the heating core of the first flow path and passing through a high voltage battery heat exchange unit. A control valve is disposed in a branch point between the first flow path and the branch flow path and a second flow path circulates between a compressor and a condenser and the cooling core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sang Shin Lee, Man Ju Oh, So La Chung, Jae Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 11066058
    Abstract: A method of controlling vacuum pressure for vehicle braking may include checking whether a vehicle is idle or enters a deceleration state, comparing an engine vacuum pressure and a booster vacuum pressure of the vehicle with a preset reference value, checking whether a valve control system of the vehicle is operable when the engine vacuum pressure and the booster vacuum pressure are lower less than the preset reference value, controlling the valve control system when the valve control system is operable; and controlling an air conditioner (A/C) or an alternator of the vehicle when the valve control system is inoperable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Kook-Jin Hwang, Hyun-Sung Park, Young-Kyo Chung, Ho-Chul Jee, Tae-Hun Jung, Tae-Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 11066010
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a notification of opening or closing of scissor doors for a vehicle is intended to indicate an opening or closing state of the scissor doors installed in the vehicle. The apparatus includes: a first indicator unit installed in a left section of a rear side of the vehicle to indicate an opening state of a left scissor door; a second indicator unit installed in a right section of the rear side of the vehicle to indicate an opening state of a right scissor door; a motor for activating the first indicator unit and the second indicator unit; and a clutch unit to selectively activate the first indicator unit and the second indicator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Jae Seung Lee
  • Patent number: 11065939
    Abstract: A motor-driven air vent device for a vehicle is provided. The motor-driven air vent device connects a horizontal wing of an air vent to an output shaft of a driving motor through a link structure and rotatably operates the driving motor in the forward direction or the reverse direction by a touch type switch operation. Accordingly, the vertical angular rotation operation for the horizontal wing is automatically performed by the operation of the link structure delivering the torque of the driving motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, NIFCO KOREA Inc., Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Ju Lee, Pill Yoon Kim, Byung Gyu Choi, Young Rok Lee, Choong Yeul Kim, Seung Hyeok Chang, Jae Seob Choi, Kwan Woo Lee, Won Sik Kim, Ji Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 11066043
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle including: a communication unit configured to communicate with a user terminal; and a control unit configured to, upon receiving a response signal including terminal information of the user terminal from the user terminal, determine an authentication allowed time for authenticating the user terminal on the basis of the terminal information, generate user information including the terminal information and the authentication allowed time corresponding to the terminal information, and authenticate the user terminal on the basis of the generated user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: SeokHan Lee, KyuHwan Chin, Sinjung Kim, Yongho Shin, Sang Woo Ji
  • Patent number: 11066070
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling a vehicle speed based on information about forward vehicles that travel in the same lane may be acquired using Vehicle to Everything (V2X) communications in a cooperative adaptive cruise control (CACC) system. The CACC system includes a communication unit receiving vehicle information from neighboring vehicles using V2V communications; an information collection unit collecting vehicle information of the neighboring vehicles and the subject vehicle using sensors; and a control unit determining a forward vehicle and a far-forward vehicle using the sensors, selecting first and second target vehicles for being followed by the subject vehicle based on the vehicle information of the forward vehicle and the far-forward vehicle and the vehicle information of the neighboring vehicles, and controlling the driving speed of the subject vehicle based on speed information of the first and second target vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Yoon Soo Kim, Myung Seon Heo, Dong Gyu Noh, Young Chul Oh, In Yong Jung, Su Lyun Sung, Hyoung Geun Kwon, Dae Sung Hwang, Ki Cheol Shin, Jong Rok Park, Cho Rong Ryu, Jun Sik Hwang, Min Byeong Lee, Seung Wook Park, Hahk Rel Noh, Byung Yong You
  • Patent number: 11066056
    Abstract: A control system of regenerative braking of hybrid vehicle is provided. The system includes a pedal simulator that provides a brake feeling to a driver by generating pedal effort according to a pedal stroke input through a brake pedal. A data detector detects data for pedal simulator control and a controller stores a predetermined value of the pedal effort and operates the pedal simulator according to the predetermined pedal effort value based on the detected data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Jeonghwan Park
  • Patent number: 11066729
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-elasticity aluminum alloy which contains carbide to improve elongation. Further, a method of manufacturing the high-elasticity aluminum alloy is provided. The method includes steps of: charging pure aluminum and an Al-5B master alloy in a melting furnace to form a first molten metal; charging an Al-10Ti master alloy in the first molten metal to form a second molten metal; charging silicon (Si) element in the second molten metal to form a third molten metal; adding carbon (C) to the third molten metal to form a fourth molten metal; and tapping the fourth molten metal into a mold to cast the fourth molten metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Kyung Moon Lee
  • Patent number: 11065947
    Abstract: An apparatus for tracking the location of a sunroof blind includes: a motor connected to the sunroof blind by a cable; and a controller for determining whether or not a wake-up is performed according to an electromotive force of the motor, and for correcting location information of the sunroof blind according to a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Cheol-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 11066107
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure may include a front pillar extending in a height direction of a vehicle and positioned in front along a longitudinal direction of the vehicle. A rear pillar extends in the height direction and is positioned in rear along the longitudinal direction of the vehicle. Roof side members extend in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle and are disposed on the left and right sides along a width direction of the vehicle. At least one roof rail extends along the width direction of the vehicle and connecting the roof side members of the left and right sides. The front pillar includes a front pillar inner member and a front pillar outer reinforcing member. A front end portion of the roof side member along the longitudinal direction of the vehicle is inserted between the front pillar inner member the front pillar outer reinforcing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Kyung Hoon Son, Hyunbin Kim, Jaeha Shim, Young Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 11066068
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus and method for moving and parking a vehicle double-parked around a parked vehicle are provided. The vehicle control apparatus includes a detector that detects departure intention information of the first vehicle and surrounding information of the second vehicle. A vehicle controller controls autonomous movement of the second vehicle and a processor detects a departure intention of the first vehicle based on the departure intention information. A movement plan of the second vehicle is generated based on the surrounding information when departure intention is detected and the vehicle controller moves the second vehicle based on the movement plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Ki Beom Kwon, Jun Kyung Lee, Jae Sun Han
  • Patent number: 11066970
    Abstract: A tube-pin assembly for a heat exchanger of a vehicle includes a housing having an inlet into which exhaust gas flows; a plurality of tubes arranged inside the housing to provide a passage through which the exhaust gas flows; and cooling pins provided between the tubes to provide a coolant passage through which coolant flows, where a foamed metal made of a porous material is provided inside at least one of the tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Dong Young Lee, Sung Il Yoon, Seok Ha
  • Patent number: 11066104
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes a battery mounting portion arranged on a floor of a vehicle and having a battery disposed thereon; a first cross member arranged in a front side of the battery mounting portion and reinforcing the floor; a second cross member arranged in a rear side of the battery mounting portion and reinforcing the floor; first and second extension members extending in a longitudinal direction so as to connect the first and second cross members while being spaced apart from each other in a transverse direction, and reinforcing a lower portion of the battery mounting portion; and a coupling structure coupled to the first and second cross members in a state of coupling the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Hyung Tae Kim