LG Electronics Patents

LG Electronics Inc. is a South Korean electronics manufacturer. LG sells televisions, mobile phones, tablets, and home appliances, including refrigerators, washers, dryers, and vacuum cleaners.

LG Electronics Patents by Type
  • Patent number: 10667332
    Abstract: An electronic induction heat cooking apparatus includes first and second cooker modules including at least one heating coil and a dual heating coil, the first cooker module includes any one of an inner coil and an outer coil included in the dual heating coil, switching elements for operating the coil and a first microcontroller unit for controlling the switching elements, the second cooker module includes the other of the inner coil and the outer coil included in the dual heating coil, switching elements for operating the other coil and a second microcontroller unit for controlling the switching elements, and the first microcontroller unit and the second microcontroller unit share an oscillator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Dooyong Oh, Oksun Yu, Seungbok Ok, Byeongwook Park
  • Patent number: 10666993
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for transmitting a broadcast signal. A broadcast receiver, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a broadcast signal interface, which receives a broadcast signal comprising broadcast content, which includes one or more components, and a component element which describes the one more components; a control unit for parsing the component element and decoding the broadcast content by referencing the parsed component element, wherein the component element comprises a capability element describing capabilities of a broadcast receiver required for processing the component; and a display unit for displaying the broadcast content which has been decoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minsung Kwak, Seungryul Yang, Kyoungsoo Moon, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10666969
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a technique for encoding and decoding video data, and more particularly, to a method for performing inter-prediction in an effective manner. The present invention combines an inter-prediction method using an AMVP mode and an inter-prediction method using a merge mode so as to propose a method for using the same candidate. The method for encoding video data proposed by the present invention comprises the following steps: receiving mode information on an inter-prediction method of a current block; determining, on the basis of the received mode information, whether the interprediction method to be applied to the current block is an AMVP mode or a merge mode; and selecting a candidate to derive motion information of the current block, wherein the candidate is selected in a left region, top region and corner region of the current block and in the same position block as the current block, and the AMVP mode and the merge mode are applied on the basis of the selected candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaehyun Lim, Jungsun Kim, Seungwook Park, Jaewon Sung, Byeongmoon Jeon, Joonyoung Park, Yongjoon Jeon, Younghee Choi
  • Patent number: 10667414
    Abstract: A display panel mounting device is disclosed. The device includes a body with at least one handle having an activation mechanism, and a mounting element operatively connected to the body and having at least one magnet. The mounting element is attachable to a display panel with a metallic element based on the at least one magnet generating a magnetic force to engage with the metallic element and being detachable from the display panel based on the at least one magnet disengaging from the metallic element. The activation mechanism is configured to control generation of the magnetic force by the at least one magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hanseok Kim, Seungchul Lee
  • Patent number: 10666779
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a display unit; a metal plate having a seating portion supporting a rear surface of the display unit and having a first coupling portion along an edge of the seating portion; a middle case having a second coupling portion covering a lateral surface of the metal plate and forming a gap between the middle case and the first coupling portion of the metal plate; a molding unit inserted in the gap and coupling the middle case and the metal plate to each other; and a rear case coupled to a rear surface of the middle case and defining an exterior of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minchul Shin, Wooyong Kwon, Bohyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10667411
    Abstract: A multi-panel display device includes: a first display device and a second display device each including a display panel, a back cover configured to cover a rear surface of the display panel, and a back cover housing configured to cover a rear surface of the back cover, a first cabinet on which the first and second display devices are supported and attached, and a fine adjustment device positioned on a rear surface of each of the first and second display devices exposed to a rear surface of the first cabinet, wherein the fine adjustment device is connected to the back cover of each of the first and second display devices and exposed to the outside through an adjustment device hole provided in the back cover housing, and positions of the back cover and the display panel are finely adjusted by the fine adjustment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hee-Jong Shin, Han-Seok Kim, Sung-Hwan Yoon
  • Patent number: 10667335
    Abstract: Provided is a table top including: an upper plate, which is constituted by a plate-shaped non-magnetic member so as to support an electronic or cooking device placed thereon; an energy supply module, which is disposed under the upper plate so as to supply energy to the electronic or cooking device; at least one light source configured to generate light; and at least one light-transmissive portion, which is provided in the upper plate and through which the light generated by the light source is transmitted; and at least one light guide configured to guide the light, generated by the light source, to the light-transmissive portion, wherein the at least one light guide allows at least a portion of the light, generated by the light source, to be emitted upward from the upper plate through the light-transmissive portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyeunsik Nam, Wansoo Kim, Dongseong Kwag, Yangkyeong Kim
  • Patent number: 10667004
    Abstract: A broadcasting signal reception device according to an embodiment of the present invention may comprise: a reception unit for receiving, through the broadcasting network, a broadcasting signal including a first component of a DASH content which can be received through a broadcasting network and a broadband network; a delivery module for de-capsulating the received broadcasting signal, outputting LCT packets transmitted through one or more LCT channels, and parsing signaling information used for acquiring segments corresponding to the first component of the DASH content included in the LCT packets; and a decoder for decoding the acquired segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Huisang Yoo, Younghun Song, Kyoungsoo Moon, Seungjoo An, Jinwon Lee, Hyekyeong Yeom
  • Patent number: 10667333
    Abstract: An electronic induction heat cooking apparatus includes a rectifier for rectifying an input voltage and outputting a direct current (DC) voltage, a plurality of switching elements for switching the DC voltage output through the rectifier, a plurality of heating coils for heating a cooking utensil by controlling the plurality of switching elements, a controller for controlling the plurality of switching elements, and a support member including grooves, into which the heating coils are inserted. A width of a cross section of each of the grooves decreases toward an entrance of each of the grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Dooyong Oh, Hyunwook Moon, Seungbok Ok, Byeongwook Park
  • Patent number: 10662968
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a centrifugal fan is provided that includes cutting a metal sheet to form a positive pressure surface forming member and a negative pressure surface forming member, respectively, forming a positive pressure surface and a negative pressure surface; pressing the positive pressure surface forming member and the negative pressure surface forming member to form a first curved surface forming the positive pressure surface and a second curved surface forming the negative pressure surface; trimming the positive pressure surface forming member provided with the fast curved surface and the negative pressure surface forming member provided with the second curved surface to form a shroud bonding surface and a main plate bonding surface; bending the shroud bonding surface and the main plate bonding surface; bonding the positive pressure surface forming member and the negative pressure surface forming member to each other; and bonding the shroud bonding surface and a shroud to each other and bondi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sang Yuk Son, Kyung Jung Lee
  • Patent number: 10660493
    Abstract: A cleaner holder includes a first body having a charging terminal to charge a cleaner; a second body connected to the first body, configured to support the cleaner and having an accommodation space in which a battery is accommodated; and a locking part rotatably connected to the first body and configured to fix the cleaner, wherein when force having predetermined magnitude is applied to the locking part in one direction, the locking part is rotated in a first direction to be coupled to the cleaner, so that the cleaner is fixed, and wherein when force having predetermined magnitude is applied to the locking part in the other direction, the locking part is rotated in a second direction opposite to the first direction to be uncoupled from the clean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Namhee Kim, Bohyun Nam, Jungbae Hwang, Jinju Kim, Sehwan Bae
  • Patent number: 10666983
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a deblocking filtering method, a method for inducing bs (boundary strength) therefor, and a method and an apparatus for encoding/decoding using the same. The method for inducing the bS of the present invention comprises the steps of: inducing a boundary of a deblocking filtering unit block as a unit block for applying the deblocking filtering; and setting the bS according to each bS setting unit block within the deblocking filtering unit block, wherein the bS setting step can set a bS value for a target boundary corresponding to a boundary of the deblocking filtering unit block as the bs setting unit block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungwook Park, Jaehyun Lim, Yongjoon Jeon, Chulkeun Kim, Jungsun Kim, Naeri Park, Hendry Hendry, Byeongmoon Jeon, Joonyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10667302
    Abstract: A method for transmitting an uplink frame in a wireless LAN system according to an embodiment of the present specification comprises the steps in which: a user STA configures a backoff counter for contention-based channel access according to first parameter information for multiple users when a first trigger frame for uplink transmission of the multiple users is received from an AP; the user STA performs a countdown operation on the basis of the backoff counter configured according to the first parameter information; the user STA interrupts the countdown operation in order to transmit a trigger-based uplink frame in response to a second trigger frame when the second trigger frame is received; and the user STA resumes the countdown operation, which has been interrupted, when an ACK frame corresponding to the trigger-based uplink frame is not received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunhee Park, Kiseon Ryu, Suhwook Kim, Jeongki Kim, Hangyu Cho
  • Patent number: 10667165
    Abstract: In the present invention, if a transmitting device receives an activation command for a packet duplication function of a PDCP entity for a radio bearer (RB), the PDCP entity submits a PDCP protocol data unit (PDU) to each of multiple lower layer entities associated with the PDCP entity, and each of the multiple lower layer entities transmits the PDCP PDU. If the transmitting device receives a deactivation command for the packet duplication function, the PDCP entity submits the PDCP PDU to a single one of the multiple lower layer entities, and the single one of the multiple lower layer entities transmits the PDCP PDU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungjune Yi, Sunyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10660498
    Abstract: A dishwasher may include a tub configured to accommodate one or more items to be washed, a spray arm rotatably mounted to the tub, and configured to spray water onto the one or more items to be washed, a sump disposed at a bottom surface of the tub and configured to store water and to supply stored water to the spray arm, a fixed gear unit fixed to the tub with gear teeth arranged along an outer circumferential surface of the fixed gear unit, a rotary gear unit rotatably mounted on the spray arm and configured to engage the gear teeth of the fixed gear unit, and a link member connected to the rotary gear unit and the spray arm, where the spray arm may include, a main arm with a pair of arms, and a pair of auxiliary arms rotatably connected to the main arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seyoung Woo, Joonho Pyo, Daegyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10662143
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modification monomer and a modified conjugated diene-based polymer including the same, and more particularly, provides a modification monomer represented by Formula 1 and a modified conjugated diene-based polymer including a repeating unit derived therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ro Mi Lee
  • Patent number: 10660395
    Abstract: A terminal service system and a terminal processing data are disclosed. The terminal service system comprises a terminal and shoe performing data communication with the terminal, wherein the shoe comprises a communication unit for transmitting and receiving a signal to and from the terminal; a sensor unit for sensing first movement data of a user who wears the shoe, through a first sensor; a memory for storing data sensed through the sensor unit; and a controller for controlling turn-on/turn-off of a second sensor on the basis of the first movement data sensed through the first sensor included in the sensor unit to sense second movement data of the user who wears the shoe, and identifying the first movement data sensed through the first sensor from the second movement data sensed through the second sensor to transmit the identified result to the smart terminal, and the smart terminal configures and outputs a user interface on the basis of the first and second movement data transmitted from the shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaedong Kim, Taegil Cho
  • Patent number: 10664158
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same are disclosed, in which a screen split view of execution screens of a plurality of applications included in a recently used list is provided. In more detail, a mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same are disclosed, in which different screen split views are provided depending on whether a screen which is being output to a display unit is an input mode or non-input mode of an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Eunhye Kim
  • Patent number: 10662313
    Abstract: The present specification relates to an organic electronic device and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Doowhan Choi, Jaesoon Bae, Jiyoung Lee, Jaechol Lee
  • Patent number: 10663172
    Abstract: A knob assembly includes a front panel, a knob located at a front side of the front panel and configured to rotate based on operation by a user, a knob shaft that is coupled to the knob and that extends through the front panel, a supporting pipe that receives the knob shaft and that supports the knob shaft, the supporting pipe being configured to maintain a position relative to the front panel, a valve configured to control supply of gas to the appliance, a valve shaft connected to the valve and configured to control the valve to adjust a flow rate of gas based on rotation of the valve shaft, and a joint that couples the knob shaft to the valve shaft and that is configured to transfer at least one of a rotational motion or a linear motion of the knob shaft to the valve shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Yeonsik Ha
  • Patent number: 10660499
    Abstract: A dishwasher that includes: a washing tub that includes an interior space to accommodate objects; a main arm that is configured to rotate in the interior space and spray water to the objects; an auxiliary arm that is configured to rotate in the interior space and spray water to the objects; a stationary gear unit that is configured to rotate with the main arm, and that includes a plurality of gear teeth; an eccentric gear unit that is configured to rotate based on rotation of the main arm, the eccentric gear unit being in engagement with one or more teeth of the plurality of gear teeth; and a link member that is configured to (i) generate elastic force based on rotation of the eccentric gear unit and (ii) rotate the auxiliary arm based on elastic force is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seyoung Woo, Taehee Lee, Kyuhyung Choi, Joonho Pyo
  • Patent number: 10662547
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a silicon-based molten composition for forming a SiC single crystal by a solution method, the composition containing silicon, carbon, and a metal satisfying 0.70?Csisol?1.510 with respect to a solubility parameter (Csisol) defined by the following Equation (1): Csisol=A?B+?1??2??Equation (1) wherein, A is first energy (A) of a first evaluation lattice containing silicon atoms, carbon atoms, and metal atoms, in a silicon crystal lattice containing the metal and the carbon; B is second energy (B) of a second evaluation lattice containing silicon atoms and metal atoms, in a silicon crystal lattice containing the metal; ?1 is ?5.422 as a constant value, and ?2 is ?9.097 as a constant value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chan Yeup Chung, Ho Rim Lee, Jung Min Ko, Dae Sung Kim, Sung Soo Lee, Chang Sun Eun
  • Patent number: 10661214
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laundry treating apparatus having a washable filter provided on an air circulation conduit for drying laundry. Disclosed is the laundry treating apparatus that is capable of automatically or manually washing the filter. The laundry treating apparatus, according to the present invention, comprises: a cabinet (1); an outer tub (2) disposed within the cabinet (1); an inner tub (3) rotatably disposed within the outer tub (2); a circulation conduit (10) that serves as a guide to allow at least a part of air within the outer tub (2) to be discharged from the outer tub (2) and supplied back to the outer tub (2); a fan (17) disposed on the circulation conduit (10) to move air; a filter net (22) disposed on the circulation conduit (10) to filter foreign substances included in the moving air; a filter frame (24) that supports the filter net (22); and a nozzle (32) that sprays water to remove the foreign substances filtered by the filter net (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyojun Kim, Sokgie Hong
  • Patent number: 10663520
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for outputting a supplementary content in a WFD is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Giwon Park, Dongcheol Kim, Byungjoo Lee, Jeongyun Jeong, Youngjun Jo, Mingi Kim, Hyunhee Park, Taesung Lim
  • Patent number: 10661713
    Abstract: A side view mirror is disclosed. The side view mirror comprises: a mirror; a mirror housing supporting the mirror; and an infrared object detecting module that is fixed to the outside of the mirror housing, emits infrared rays in a direction in which the mirror housing or the mirror is oriented, and uses reflected light from the emitted infrared rays to determine whether an object is present in the direction in which the mirror housing or the mirror is oriented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youn Mo Jeong, Jae Mi Kang, Young Bae Jang
  • Patent number: 10663787
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display device that includes a display area having an appearance of a specific color in a non-driving state or displaying a specific screen by using PDLC to improve esthetic appearance as in a home appliance. The display device comprises a reflective dispersed layer arranged on a display panel, wherein the reflective dispersed layer includes a PDLC layer between a first substrate and a second substrate, and a transflective layer arranged between the PDLC layer and the second substrate to transmit light externally emitted from the display panel and reflect externally incident light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JinYeong Kim, DongHoon Lee, JinWoo Park, Bogyun Chung
  • Patent number: 10662107
    Abstract: Provided is glass with high temperature stability, a low coefficient of thermal expansion and a high mechanical strength, a light guide plate including the glass to replace the conventional PMMA and metal frame, and fabricating methods thereof. The glass according to the present disclosure is borosilicate glass containing 75˜85 wt % of SiO2, 5˜15 wt % of B2O3, 0˜5 wt % of Al2O3, R2O 1˜7 wt % where R is at least one of Li, Na and K, and <0.005 wt % of Fe2O3 and having the redox ratio 0.5 or more. This glass maintains luminance and has an excellent color difference reduction effect when used in a light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Du-Sun Hwang, Hyun-Jin Shim, Chang-Hee Lee, Byung-Kook Choi, Jun-Bo Choi
  • Patent number: 10663816
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display device and a method of manufacturing the same, wherein an end portion of a pad provided on a first substrate is spaced apart and separated from an upper surface of the first substrate, and a connection electrode electrically connected with the pad is in contact with a lateral surface of the pad and a lower surface of the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: WonJun Choi, SungLim Nam, Misun Park, Jaewoong Choi, Younghyun Kong
  • Patent number: 10667286
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method and a device for selecting prose destinations or SL grants in a D2D communication system, the method comprising: receiving or selecting N numbers of SL grants used for a next SC period; selecting ProSe destinations in decreasing order of priority of ProSe destination so that selected numbers of ProSe destinations are equal to N, wherein a priority of ProSe destination is set to priority of a SL logical channel with a highest priority among all SL logical channels associated with the ProSe destination; and transmitting SL data of the selected ProSe destinations using the N numbers of SL grants in the next SC period, wherein SL data of each of the selected ProSe destinations is transmitted using a corresponding SL grant among the N numbers of SL grants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungjune Yi, Sunyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10667152
    Abstract: Provided are a method for a terminal performing channel state measurement in a wireless communication system, and a device supporting same. A terminal may measure the reference symbol received quality (RSRQ) of a neighboring cell, compare the measured RSRQ of the neighboring cell with a RSRQ critical value, and if the measured RSRQ of the neighboring cell exceeds the RSRQ critical value, perform the measurement of the reference signal signal-to-interference-and-noise ratio (RS-SINR) of the neighboring cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Gwanmo Ku, Sunghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10662570
    Abstract: A laundry treatment apparatus and a magnetic gear apparatus are disclosed. The laundry treatment apparatus includes a cabinet (100) defining the appearance of the laundry treatment apparatus, a drum (300) rotatably disposed in the cabinet (100) to contain laundry, and a power unit (600) for rotating the drum (300), wherein the power unit (600) includes a rotating magnetic field generator (680) securely provided in the cabinet (100) to generate rotating magnetic fields, an input magnetic gear part (670) rotatably disposed radially outside the rotating magnetic field generator (680) and including at least one permanent magnet to transfer rotating magnetic fields, a magnetic path formation part (640) disposed radially outside the input magnetic gear, and an output magnetic gear part (620) disposed radially outside the magnetic path formation part (640) and including at least one permanent magnet therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Ikuma Fukui
  • Patent number: 10663623
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an anti-reflective film comprising: a hard coating layer; and a low-refractive layer containing a binder resin and hollow inorganic nanoparticles and solid inorganic nanoparticles which are dispersed in the binder resin, wherein a ratio of an average particle diameter of the solid inorganic nanoparticles to an average particle diameter of the hollow inorganic nanoparticles is 0.26 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Seok Byun, Jae Young Kim, Yeong Rae Chang, Boo Kyung Kim, Seok Hoon Jang
  • Patent number: 10662575
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a clothes dryer, including a drum, a heat pump cycle having a first evaporator, a compressor and a condenser, and a blower for circulating air, wherein the heat pump cycle includes second to nth evaporators disposed in series with the first evaporator within an air duct; an auxiliary heat exchanger to cool refrigerant discharged from the condenser, and first to nth expansion valves to independently control flow rates of refrigerants flowing into the first to nth evaporators, wherein the dryer further includes a controller to control the compressor according to refrigerant discharge pressure of the compressor or refrigerant inlet pressure of the condenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungphyo Ahn, Seonghwan Kim, Bio Park, Hyunwoo Noh, Hyuksoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10663640
    Abstract: A light guide plate and a liquid crystal display are disclosed. The light guide plate having a light incident plane on which light is incident from a light source and a reverse light incident plane facing the light incident plane, includes at least one of corners of the reverse light incident plane having a curvature, a chamfered shape, or a plurality of first step patterns including a first tread and a first riser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youngki Song, Hyunkyo Lim, Sunbok Song
  • Patent number: 10662296
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a preparation method of super absorbent polymer granules and super absorbent polymer granules prepared according to the same. More specifically, the preparation method of the present disclosure includes the steps of: forming a hydrogel polymer by carrying out a thermal polymerization or a photopolymerization of a monomer composition including a water-soluble ethylene-based unsaturated monomer and a polymerization initiator; drying and pulverizing the hydrogel polymer; classifying the pulverized polymer into a first fine powder having a particle size of 150 ?m or less, and a base resin having a particle size of 150 ?m or more and 850 ?m or less; surface-crosslinking the base resin; classifying the surface crosslinked base resin to separate a second fine powder having a particle size of 150 ?m or less; and forming fine powder granules by mixing the first fine powder, the second fine powder, and silica in a wet state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae Woo Nam, Kyung Moo Lee, Jae Hong Lee, Chang Sun Han
  • Patent number: 10664677
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a display device, a display panel, a fingerprint-sensing method, and a circuit for sensing a fingerprint. More particularly, the display device, the display panel, the fingerprint-sensing method, and the circuit for sensing a fingerprint may receive a signal from a data line electrically connected to a pixel electrode through a switching transistor and may detect fingerprint information after a driving voltage is applied to the pixel electrode disposed in a pixel area, thereby detecting a fingerprint without including a separate fingerprint sensor outside a display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SungYub Lee, CheolSe Kim, HongChul Kim
  • Patent number: 10662305
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plastic film, and more specifically to a plastic film having excellent flexibility while exhibiting high hardness. According to the present invention, the plastic film exhibits flexibility, bending property, high hardness, scratch resistance and high transparency, despite its thin thickness, and hardly has a risk of damaging the film even in repeated, continuous bending or long-time folding state, and thereby can be usefully applied to flexible mobile devices, display devices, front face and display unit of various instrument panels, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Young Park, Jung Hwan Yoon, Yeong Rae Chang
  • Patent number: 10663828
    Abstract: The present application relates to a liquid crystal device. The liquid crystal device of the present application may realize a transparent white state, a transparent black state and a scattering state according to a level of an applied voltage at a fixed frequency. The liquid crystal device may be applied to, for example, a window of a vehicle, a smart window, a window protective film, a display, a light cutoff panel for a display, an active retarder for a 3D image display or a viewing angle controlling film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun Jung Lim, Sung Joon Min, Jung Sun You, Jung Woon Kim, Jin Hong Kim, Dong Hyun Oh
  • Patent number: 10662306
    Abstract: Disclosed are an optical film, including: a transparent film, and a coating layer on at least one surface of the transparent film, in which the coating layer is formed using a composition including a polymer resin, a dihydrazide-based crosslinking agent, and water-dispersible fine particles, and a polarizing plate including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Yirang Lim, Hwa Sub Shim, Jun Wuk Park, Sung Hyun Jeon, Kyoung Won Kim
  • Patent number: 10665169
    Abstract: Provided is an electroluminescent display device. The electroluminescent display device includes a display panel including a display area in which an image is displayed and a non-display area in which an image is not displayed. The electroluminescent display device further includes a subpixel including a subpixel circuit disposed in the display area and an electroluminescent element, wherein the subpixel circuit includes a driving transistor. The electroluminescent display device also includes a gate driver disposed in the non-display area, and a variable voltage output unit disposed in the non-display area and configured to supply a variable voltage to the subpixel. The variable voltage output unit selectively outputs an initialization voltage or a reference voltage to an anode of the electroluminescent element. Therefore, the anode of the electroluminescent element can be initialized using the initialization voltage during an initialization period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SungWook Chang
  • Patent number: 10662566
    Abstract: A laundry treating apparatus is disclosed, which is provided with a first treating apparatus washing laundry, a second treating apparatus washing laundry, and a third treating apparatus drying laundry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Heechul Choi, Dongwoo Park, Juhan Yoon
  • Patent number: 10664373
    Abstract: A self-diagnosing microcontroller includes a microprocessor having first and second applications, and a hardware abstraction layer. The microprocessor is operably coupled to an analog-to-digital converter. The hardware abstraction layer sequentially sets a first pre-check indicator to a first fault value for each encoded channel number of a second plurality of encoded channel numbers that does not have an identical and corresponding encoded channel number in a first plurality of encoded channel numbers indicating an incorrect channel was read from the analog-to-digital converter, and sends the first pre-check indicator to the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kerfegar K. Katrak
  • Patent number: 10663184
    Abstract: An air conditioner including a first filter; a second filter located downstream of the first filter; a dust amount sensor located upstream of the first filter and having a hole through which dust passes, the dust amount sensor configured to transmit, per unit of time, each of a first total, which is an amount of dust in a first size range, and a second total, which is an amount of dust in a second size range smaller than the first size range, of the dust passing through the hole; and a controller configured to output a service signal for the first filter if the accumulated value of the first total transmitted from the dust amount sensor exceeds a first set value, and output a service signal for the second filter if the accumulated value of the second total transmitted from the dust amount sensor exceeds a second set value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jungmin Park, Hamin Jeon, Howon Son, Heejae Kim
  • Patent number: 10665158
    Abstract: Discussed is a panel including: a plurality of pixels, each pixel including a plurality of sub-pixels; and a single circuit part, wherein at least one of the plurality of sub-pixels in the each pixel has a plurality of emitting parts that are all light emitting, and wherein the single circuit part is connected to the plurality of emitting parts to drive the plurality of emitting parts to all emit light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chulwoo Lee, Kyungsu Lee
  • Patent number: 10663528
    Abstract: A method of the present invention includes measuring a thickness of an electrode in which an active material layer is formed on a current collector (Step 1); fixing the active material layer of the electrode to a substrate (Step 2); attaching a removal tape to the current collector of the electrode, and then measuring an adhesive strength of the removal tape and measuring a thickness of the electrode after the removal (Step 3); attaching a removal tape to the active material layer from which the current collector is removed, and then measuring an adhesive strength of the removal tape and measuring the thickness of the electrode after the removal, wherein this procedure is repeated until a measurement limit is reached (Step 4); and determining a distribution of a binder according to the thickness of the electrode from measured values obtained in Steps 3 and 4 (Step 5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taek Soo Lee, Jung Woo Yoo, Je Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10664087
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an in-cell touch type display device including multiple first electrodes embedded in a display panel, at least one second electrode positioned outside the display panel, and a touch force sensing gap exiting between the multiple first electrodes and the second electrode such that a capacitor is formed between the multiple first electrodes and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: CheolSe Kim, BuYeol Lee, YongChan Park, Suyun Ju
  • Patent number: 10663173
    Abstract: A structure covering a connection line, an electric cooking appliance including the same, and a method of assembling a cap of the electric cooking appliance includes a base plate including a through hole in a vertical direction, a cap provided below the base plate and provided with an accommodation space formed therein to accommodate a connection line placed through the through hole from an upper portion of the base plate, a coupling boss extending in a vertical direction in the cap and coupled to bottom of the base plate to couple the cap to the base plate, and a fastener inserted through the base plate from the upper portion of the base plate to couple the base plate to the coupling boss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Taehong Yeo
  • Patent number: 10665172
    Abstract: A display panel includes a first plurality of pixels in first pixel rows corresponding to a first plurality of gate lines, a second plurality of pixels in second pixel rows corresponding to a second plurality of gate lines, and a gate driver coupled to the first plurality of gate lines and the second plurality of gate lines, the gate driver is configured to in a first display mode, turn on the first plurality of pixels and the second plurality of pixels, and in a second display mode, turn off the first plurality of pixels and turn on the second plurality of pixels. By turning off the pixels in the plurality of rows disposed in the dark areas, the number of the pixels to be driven can be reduced while obtaining a sufficient pixel compensation time, thereby driving the display panel at high speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Min Lee, Jin Hwan Kim, Woo Chan Kim
  • Patent number: RE48012
    Abstract: Provided is a display device. The display device includes a circuit substrate, a light source electrically connected to the circuit substrate, the light source being disposed under the circuit substrate, and a light conversion member disposed on a light emitting surface of the light source and a side of the circuit substrate, the light conversion member converting a wavelength of light emitted from the light source. Here, the light conversion member is disposed also on a side surface of the circuit substrate and converts a wavelength of light emitted from the light source. Since the light conversion member is disposed on the side surface of the circuit substrate, the light conversion member may be aligned with the light source without interfering with the circuit substrate. Thus, the display device may effectively convert the wavelength of the light emitted from the light source to realize improved brightness and color impression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Mok Lee, Jae Hyun Jin
  • Patent number: RE48016
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a channel status information reference signals (CSI-RSs) for a maximum of eight antenna ports includes mapping the CSI-RSs for a maximum of eight antenna ports onto a data region of a downlink subframe having a normal cyclic prefix (CP) configuration according to a predetermined pattern; and transmitting the downlink subframe to which the CSI-RSs mapped, wherein the predetermined pattern defines the CSI-RSs to be mapped onto two OFDM symbols of the data region in the downlink subframe and mapped to at least one of four subcarrier positions in each of the two OFDM symbols, and wherein the four subcarrier positions defined by the predetermined pattern may be two consecutive subcarrier positions and two other consecutive subcarrier positions spaced apart by four subcarriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyun Soo Ko, Seung Hee Han, Jae Hoon Chung, Bin Chul Ihm, Moon Il Lee