Samsung Electronics Patents

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a Korean electronics manufacturer and a part of the Samsung Group. Samsung Electronics manufactures and sells consumer electronics, including cell phones, televisions, tablets, digital cameras, computers, home appliances and home theater and audio components.

Samsung Electronics Patents by Type

  • Publication number: 20180106766
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for monitoring battery state are provided. A method of monitoring battery state involves collecting vibration information based on a signal from an acceleration sensor, calculating a cumulative impact based on the vibration information, and estimating a degree of damage to a battery based on the cumulative impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaemo SUNG, Jeonghyun PARK, Taejung YEO
  • Publication number: 20180104374
    Abstract: A photocatalyst filter is provided. The photocatalyst filter includes: a base in which an internal space is formed. The internal space is permeable to fluid, and a plurality of photocatalyst beads are provided in the internal space, wherein a surface of the internal space is reflective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jee-yeon KIM, Hee-jin PARK, Yong-won JEONG, Jeong-eun LEE, Jun-ho KOH
  • Publication number: 20180106671
    Abstract: An example embodiment may include an interferometer. The interferometer may include a multimode waveguide with an input waveguide optically coupled to a first side of the multimode waveguide, for feeding a light signal to the multimode waveguide. The interferometer may also include a first waveguide at one end optically coupled to a second side of the multimode waveguide, and at the other end terminated by a first waveguide mirror. The interferometer may also include a second waveguide at one end optically coupled to the second side of the multimode waveguide and at the other end terminated by a second waveguide mirror. The multimode waveguide may be adapted to distribute the light signal towards the first and second waveguide mirror via the first waveguide and via the second waveguide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicants: IMEC VZW, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Tom Claes
  • Publication number: 20180104083
    Abstract: A force transmitting frame including a base, a first longitudinal member connected to the base, a second longitudinal member configured to slide with respect to the base, and a first fastener configured to fasten one end of the first longitudinal member and one end of the second longitudinal member is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicants: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea University of Technology and Education Industry-University Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Youn Baek LEE, Jung-Yun CHOI, Yong Jae KIM
  • Publication number: 20180106678
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for monitoring a stability of a spectrum are provided. The apparatus for monitoring stability of a spectrum includes a spectroscope configured to measure a spectrum of a sample and a processor configured to calculate a similarity change index of the measured spectrum and to determine the stability of the measured spectrum by analyzing the calculated similarity change index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SANG KON BAE, YUN S. PARK, SO YOUNG LEE
  • Publication number: 20180107614
    Abstract: An operating method of a computing system includes storing, in a submission queue, a command entry corresponding to a request for one of input and output; fetching the command entry from the submission queue, moving data corresponding to the request within a host memory that is under control of a storage device; after moving the data, updating a completion status of the request in a completion queue; and after updating the completion queue, transferring the data between the host memory and the storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JuHyung HONG, Eui-Young CHUNG
  • Publication number: 20180108033
    Abstract: Provided is a content scheduling method performed by a content scheduling apparatus for a plurality of content reproducing apparatuses located at different geographical locations. The method comprises obtaining a total play count of target content, determining a plurality of weight values of the target content, each weight value of the plurality of weight values indicating a preference for the target content with respect to each content reproduction apparatus of the plurality of content reproduction apparatuses, wherein the plurality of weight values are different for at least some of the plurality of content reproduction apparatuses, generating a linear programming model based on the total play count and the plurality of weight values and determining, via a processor, a play count of the target content in each time slot of a plurality of time slots for the each content reproduction apparatus based on the linear programming model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Hyun CHOI, Hyun Jung YU, Hyun Chul KIM, Min Sik CHU, Ji Hoon KANG, A Hyang HAN
  • Publication number: 20180105662
    Abstract: A photocurable coating composition includes 50 to 150 parts by weight of a urethane acrylate oligomer having a number average molecular weight of 1300 to 1700 g/mol and 9 functional groups, 50 to 150 parts by weight of an acrylate monomer, 10 to 15 parts by weight of a photoinitiator, and 1 to 3 parts by weight of a surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung Rim Kim, Nam Il Koo, Sun Kwon Kim, Jeong Ho Moon, Sun Woo Park, Jong Sung Lee, Ji Min Lee
  • Publication number: 20180107000
    Abstract: A see-through type display apparatus includes a see-through type optical system configured to transmit a first image via a first-path light, which is light traveling on a first path, to an ocular organ of a user, and a second image via a second-path light, which is light traveling on a second path, to the ocular organ of the user; and an incident light-dependent lens unit provided between the see-through type optical system and the ocular organ of the user and having different refractive powers according to characteristics of incident light, where the incident light-dependent lens unit has a positive first refractive power with respect to the first-path light and has a second refractive power different from the first refractive power with respect to the second-path light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicants: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Geeyoung Sung, Hongseok Lee, Byoungho Lee, Changkun Lee, Seokil Moon, Jongyoung Hong
  • Publication number: 20180107271
    Abstract: A method of processing an image includes tracking a gaze point of a user on a screen of a display device; determining sampling patterns for primitives forming a frame, respectively, based on a distances between the gaze point and the primitives; and rendering the primitives according to the sampling patterns determined for the primitives, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-oak WOO
  • Publication number: 20180107896
    Abstract: Provided are method and apparatuses related to material recognition and training. A training apparatus for material recognition generates training data associated with a material by generating a texture image having a texture attribute from an object image and recognizing material information from the texture image using a material model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Donghoon SAGONG, Minjung SON, Hyun Sung CHANG, Young Hun SUNG
  • Publication number: 20180103812
    Abstract: A robot vacuum cleaner that may increase cleaning efficiency around obstacles includes a main body having an intake to suck in dust and air while the main body is driven on a floor, a shutter installed in front of the intake to be able to move from the main body toward the floor, and a shutter driver configured to supply power to move the shutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byoung In LEE, Young Ho Ko, Ji Won Choi, Hak Bong Lee, Seung II Han, Myeong Ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20180103910
    Abstract: A biosignal measuring method and apparatus are provided. The biosignal measuring method includes verifying whether a measured biosignal is in a range, and controlling an operation of the biosignal measuring apparatus when the measured biosignal deviates from the range based on a result of the verifying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ui Kun KWON, Sang Joon KIM, Jong Wook LEE
  • Publication number: 20180107654
    Abstract: A method for managing synonymous items based on similarity analysis is provided. The method comprises extracting (1-1)-th through (1-m)-th items, which are sub-items of a first item, from the first item, extracting (2-1)-th through (2-n)-th items, which are sub-items of a second item, from the second item, calculating a source-target (S-T) similarity by using similarities of the (1-1)-th through (1-m)-th items to the sub-items of the second item, calculating a target-source (T-S) similarity by using similarities of the (2-1)-th through (2-n)-th items to the sub-items of the first item, calculating the similarity between the first item and the second item by using the S-T similarity and the T-S similarity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dong Hoon JUNG
  • Publication number: 20180108041
    Abstract: A content scheduling method is provided. The content scheduling method, which is performed by a content scheduling apparatus, comprises acquiring a total play count of target content, determining a plurality of weight values of the target content with respect to a plurality of time slots, each weight value of the plurality of weight values indicating a first preference for the target content with respect to each time slot of the plurality of time slots, generating a linear programming model using the acquired total play count and the plurality of weight values and determining, via a processor, a play count of the target content in the each time slot of the plurality of time slots based on the linear programming model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Hoon KANG, Young Hyun CHOI, A Hyang HAN, Min Sik CHU
  • Publication number: 20180108048
    Abstract: A method for recommending contents executed by a contents recommendation server is provided. The method includes: determining first recommendation contents based on first type information of a first user acquired at a first time point and a contents recommendation model; transmitting the first recommendation contents to a contents recommendation terminal and receiving feedback information of the first user exposed to the first recommendation contents from the contents recommendation terminal; updating the contents recommendation model by applying the feedback information to the contents recommendation model; determining second recommendation contents based on second type information of a second user acquired at a second time point and the updated contents recommendation model, the second time point being after the first time point; and transmitting the second recommendation contents to the contents recommendation terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Hyun YOON, A Na LEE
  • Publication number: 20180108108
    Abstract: Provided is a data processing device and a method of operating the same. The data processing device includes: a plurality of preprocessors configured to perform correction processing on a plurality of sensor data; a first switching circuit configured to selectively map and input the plurality of sensor data from at least two sensors to at least two preprocessors among the plurality of preprocessors; and a hybrid data processing engine configured to perform at least one of image enhancement and depth information determination on the plurality of sensor data received, via an on-the-fly method, from the at least two preprocessors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Jun KIM, Jin Aeon LEE
  • Publication number: 20180108142
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a processor configured to calculate a curvature value of a first point in stereo images based on a disparity value corresponding to the first point, and refine the disparity value based on the curvature value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minsu AHN, Jiyeon KIM, Hyong Euk LEE, Young Hun SUNG
  • Publication number: 20180108147
    Abstract: Provided is a method and device for displaying a virtual object that detects a main marker and a sub marker included in a reference device, identify the sub marker based on the main marker, and display a virtual object on a display device based on a relative position between the display device and the reference device calculated based on the main marker and the sub marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-Chan KIM, Joonah PARK, Du-Sik PARK
  • Publication number: 20180109271
    Abstract: A transmitting apparatus and a receiving apparatus are provided. The transmitting apparatus includes an encoder configured to generate a low density parity check (LDPC) codeword by performing LDPC encoding, an interleaver configured to interleave the LDPC codeword, and a modulator configured to modulate the interleaved LDPC codeword according to a modulation method to generate a modulation symbol. The interleaver performs interleaving by dividing the LDPC codeword into a plurality of groups, rearranging an order of the plurality of groups in group units, and dividing the plurality of rearranged groups based on a modulation order according to the modulation method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong-sil JEONG, Se-ho MYUNG, Kyung-Joong KIM
  • Publication number: 20180108646
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the standard cell includes first and second active regions defining an intermediate region between the first and second active regions; and first, second and third gate lines crossing the first and second active regions and crossing the intermediate region. The first gate line is divided into an upper first gate line and a lower first gate line by a first gap insulating layer in the intermediate region, the second gate line is undivided, and the third gate line is divided into an upper third gate line and a lower third gate line by a second gap insulating layer in the intermediate region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-young LEE, Jong-hoon JUNG, Myoung-ho KANG, Jung-ho DO
  • Publication number: 20180109660
    Abstract: A camera module includes a lens module including lenses and a reflecting module disposed in front of the lens module. The reflecting module is configured to change a path of light to direct the light toward the lens module. The reflecting module includes a holder in which a reflecting member configured to change the path of the light is mounted and a first housing supporting the holder. The holder is configured to slide with respect to the first housing to enable rotation of the reflecting member with respect to a first axis and a second axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Bok YOON, Nam Ki PARK, Bong Won JEONG, Sang Ho SEO, Jae Kyung KIM
  • Publication number: 20180109945
    Abstract: Disclosed is a 5G or pre-5G communication system for supporting a data transmission rate higher than that of a 4G communication system such as LTE. Disclosed is a method for providing a data service in a global virtual network provider of a wireless communication system, comprising the steps of: determining a wireless network for providing a data service on the basis of at least one of a service type, service quality, and price information required by a user; and transmitting, to a terminal, wireless network information including the determined wireless network, wherein the terminal and the determined wireless network are temporarily connected before the wireless network is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-Suk KWEON, Ji-Cheol LEE, Hyung-Ho LEE, Ha-Kyung JUNG
  • Publication number: 20180110147
    Abstract: There are provided an electronic component module in which an external terminal is disposed outwardly from a mold part by a plating process and a manufacturing method thereof. The electronic component module includes a substrate, at least one electronic component mounted on the substrate, a mold part sealing the electronic component, and at least one connection conductor having one end bonded to one surface of the substrate and formed in the mold part so as to penetrate through the mold part. The connection conductor is formed to have a form in which horizontal cross-sectional areas of the connection conductor are gradually reduced toward the substrate and includes at least one step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Do Jae YOO, Eun Jung JO, Jae Hyun LIM
  • Publication number: 20180110145
    Abstract: The display apparatus includes a display unit configured to display content, the display unit having a first accommodating portion being depressed in a rear surface of the display unit, the first accommodating portion configured to accommodate a first portion of a cable connected to the display unit, a first guide portion depressed in the rear surface of the display unit, the first guide portion, into which a second portion different from the first portion of the cable is inserted, the first guide portion configured to guide the second portion of the cable from the first accommodating portion to a side of the display unit; and a stand detachably coupled to the display unit and configured to support the display unit on a mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Yong CHOI, Ha Na KIM, Jun Yong PARK, Jee Hoon PARK, You Na CHOO, Soo Hyun WHANG, Jun Ki NOH
  • Patent number: 9948833
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for synchronizing data by an electronic device. A first operation characteristic of a first image sensor of the electronic device and a second operation characteristic of a second image sensor of the electronic device are identified. At least one of a first access period of a first row of the first image sensor and a second access period of a second row of the second image sensor is changed, based on a difference between the first operation characteristic and the second operation characteristic, to synchronize the first access period and the second access period. The second row corresponds to the first row. Image data corresponding to the first row is acquired through the first image sensor based on the synchronized first access period. Image data corresponding to the second row is acquired through the second image sensor based on the synchronized second access period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Eletronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dongsoo Kim, Hwayong Kang, Youngkwon Yoon, Moonsoo Kim, Jaemyung Baek, Jonghoon Won, Taekseong Jeong
  • Patent number: 9947414
    Abstract: An operating method of a nonvolatile memory device is provided. The nonvolatile memory device includes first and second page buffers, and first and second bit lines connected thereto, respectively. First and second latch nodes of the first page buffer are charged to have a voltage having a first level according to data stored in a first latch of the first page buffer. After the charging of the first latch node is started, a sensing node of the second page buffer is pre-charged. The sensing node is connected to the second bit line. Data stored in the first latch is dumped into a second latch of the first page buffer during the pre-charging of the sensing node of the second page buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Ho Song, Minsu Kim, Il Han Park, Su Chang Jeon
  • Patent number: 9948763
    Abstract: A method for restricting a use of a portable device is provided. The method includes receiving an input for selecting an icon displayed on a screen of the portable device, the icon corresponding to an application for executing a concentration improvement mode that restricts the use of the application, setting a restriction time for the concentration improvement mode, deactivating the selected icon in the concentration improvement mode, and blocking a notification message provided by the application corresponding to the selected icon in the concentration improvement mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwa-Kyung Kim, Jun-Seok Lee, Jin-Ha Jun
  • Patent number: 9947295
    Abstract: A method of driving a display device including a display panel is provided. The display panel includes a plurality of gate lines. The gate lines are divided into a plurality of gate line groups. The method includes applying different gate delay values to each of the gate line groups to generate gate signals and outputting the gate signals to the gate lines. A first gate delay value is applied to at least one of the gate lines during a first frame and a second gate delay value different from the first delay value is applied to the at least one of the gate lines during a second frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ik-Hyun Ahn, Jung-Deok Seo, Bong-Im Park
  • Patent number: 9948913
    Abstract: An image processing method and apparatus are provided. The image processing method may include determining whether stereoscopic objects that are included in an image pair and that correspond to each other are aligned on the same horizontal line. The method includes determining whether the image pair includes target objects having different geometric features from those of the stereoscopic objects if the stereoscopic objects are not aligned on the same horizontal line. The method includes performing image processing differently for the stereoscopic objects and for the target objects if the image pair includes the target objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weiming Li, Zhihua Liu, Xiying Wang, Yang Ho Cho, Kang Xue, Mingcai Zhou, Tao Hong, Gengyu Ma, Haitao Wang
  • Patent number: 9948764
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence audio apparatus includes a sensing part which is configured to sense a current location and a temperature and/or a humidity thereof and sense whether a human exists in the current location; and a controller which is configured to receive weather information of the current location from an external server using location information of the current location, determine whether a predetermined greeting should be output when the human exists in the current location, and in response to determining that the predetermined greeting should be output, extract at least one of a greeting voice and a greeting text, from greeting data stored in a storage, which corresponds with a current time, at least one of the temperature and the humidity, and the weather information of the current location, and output the extracted at least one of the greeting voice and the greeting text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung-se Hong
  • Patent number: 9946122
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate spaced from a second substrate, a liquid crystal layer between the first and second substrates, a gate line, a data line, a first sub-pixel electrode, and a second sub-pixel electrode on the first substrate. The display device also includes a first switch and a second switch. The first switch is connected to the gate line, the data line, and the first sub-pixel electrode. The second switch is connected to the gate line, the data line, and the second sub-pixel electrode. The second switch includes a first gate electrode connected to the gate line and a second gate electrode not connected to the gate line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keunwoo Kim
  • Patent number: 9948263
    Abstract: A multilayer electronic component includes a body including a dielectric layer and/or a magnetic layer, a terminal part including an input terminal, an output terminal, and a ground terminal connected to the body, and a filter part including a coil part disposed in the body and a capacitor part connected to the coil part and filtering a high frequency component of an input signal input to the input terminal. The capacitor part includes a plurality of first internal electrodes connected to the coil part and a plurality of second internal electrodes exposed to an exterior of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Ghyu Ahn, Min Cheol Park, Byoung Hwa Lee, Dong Hwan Lee
  • Patent number: 9947661
    Abstract: A semiconductor device, and a method of manufacturing the same, includes first and second gate structures extending in a first direction and spaced apart from each other in a second direction intersecting the first direction, a dummy gate structure provided between the first and second gate structures, a first source/drain region between the first gate structure and the dummy gate structure, a second source/drain region between the second gate structure and the dummy gate structure, a connection contact provided on the dummy gate structure, and a common conductive line provided on the connection contact. The dummy gate structure extends in the first direction. The connection contact extends in the second direction to connect the first source/drain region to the second source/drain region. The common conductive line configured to a voltage to the first and second source/drain regions through the connection contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Raheel Azmat, Sharma Deepak, Chulhong Park
  • Patent number: 9948461
    Abstract: A device displays signed application cards. The device receives a card object that includes: an application function identifier that identifies an application function of a native application, a digital signature, and a certificate that comprises a public key. The device verifies the authenticity of the digital signature with the public key in the certificate. The device determines that the certificate is signed by a developer of the native application referenced by the card object. The device renders an application card on the display based on the information included in the card object. The application card includes a text string, an image, an audio, and/or an image. The device overlays an indicator onto the application card. The indicator indicates that the authenticity of the digital signature has been verified. The indicator also indicates that the developer of the native application authorized the rendering of the application card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Russel Reed, Eric Glover, Joseph Barrientos
  • Patent number: 9947253
    Abstract: There are provided a display device capable of detecting a defect of a scan driver. The display device includes pixels positioned in regions demarcated by scan lines and data lines, a scan driver including a plurality of stages connected to the scan lines, an inspection unit connected to the stages to detect whether the stages are defective, and including first transistors turned on when a control signal is supplied, and a timing controller supplying the control signal, wherein the timing controller detects a position of a defective stage by reducing a period during which the control signal is supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se Hyoung Cho, Dong Woo Kim, Kyung Hoon Kim, Il Gon Kim, Kang Moon Jo
  • Patent number: 9948510
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for managing access information for registration of a device in a smart home service. A validity period of a refresh token for updating an access token of a first device, from a device list for the smart home service, registered in a connectivity server, is checked, when the device list is received from a server. The server is requested to re-register the first device, when a period to the validity period is less than a predetermined threshold period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jun-Hyung Kim, Dong-Keon Kong, Se-Hoon Kim, Jai-Ick Chun
  • Patent number: 9948973
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for receiving a broadcast stream is provided. The apparatus is configured to receive key information and additional information through the broadcast stream, select one of a plurality of predetermined functions based on the additional information, and perform the selected function in response to a control signal identified by the key information. The additional information may include link information such as a URL or telephone number, and the function may be selected based on a type of the link information. In some embodiments, the link information may be extracted from audio-visual data of a selected programme, using optical character recognition. The apparatus may connect to a secondary device to transmit information to the secondary device, and may receive information relating to the selected programme from the secondary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John Adam, Arthur Simon Waller, Richard Wells
  • Patent number: 9946416
    Abstract: Disclosed is a touch sensor device, including: a plurality of first sensing electrodes which includes a plurality of first linear electrodes extending in a first direction and a first connection electrode connecting the plurality of first linear electrodes to each other; and a plurality of second sensing electrodes which includes a plurality of second linear electrodes extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and a second connection electrode connecting the plurality of second linear electrodes to each other, in which a disposition density of the plurality of first linear electrodes included in one first sensing electrode is gradually decreased from a center of the first sensing electrode to an outer side of the first sensing electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soon Sung Ahn, Hyoung Wook Jang, Seung Heui Jeong, Joo Hyung Lee
  • Patent number: 9949247
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for configuring a control channel in a communication system, according to the present invention, allocate resources of different sizes according to a distributed transmission mode and a localized transmission mode and apply different antenna transmission techniques, to a control channel on the basis of frequency division. In addition, the present invention relates to a method by which a terminal estimates a channel irrespective of the transmission mode. According to the present invention, a control channel transmitted to different terminals from a base station can be efficiently multiplexed and the control channel be received faster by reducing the complexity of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyoung Ju Ji, Youn Sun Kim, Joon Young Cho
  • Patent number: 9949335
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a display apparatus, including forming a display unit on a first substrate; applying a fit on an encapsulating substrate; melting at least a portion of the frit on the encapsulating substrate; arranging and bonding the first substrate and the encapsulating substrate after melting at least a portion of the frit on the encapsulating substrate, so that the frit is disposed between the first substrate and the encapsulating substrate; and completely melting the frit between the first substrate and the encapsulating substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Joonyung Jang
  • Patent number: 9949106
    Abstract: Provided is a method of sending and receiving signals for a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication system. The method may include: receiving discovery signal configuration information; scanning a discovery signal resource region determined based on the discovery signal configuration information; transmitting a discovery signal at a resource of the discovery signal resource region selected based on the scanning result; and rescanning the discovery signal resource region on the basis of at least one of the discovery signal configuration information and the scanning result. There are provided a method and apparatus for sending and receiving a discovery signal for D2D communication in a wireless communication system. A UE is allocated discovery signal transmission resources via signaling from the ENB and periodically rescans the discovery signal transmission resources. Thereby, it is possible to send and receive discovery signals in a more efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinyoung Oh, Yongjun Kwak, Kyeongin Jeong, Hyoungju Ji
  • Patent number: 9947284
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel including a first data line, a timing controller which generates an external voltage selection signal, a channel control signal and a data signal, an external voltage generator which selects one of first voltage levels based on the external voltage selection signal to generate a first external voltage, and a data driver including a channel voltage generator which generates a first channel voltage, a first channel line connected to the first data line, a first switch connected between a first node receiving the first channel voltage and a second node connected to the first channel line, and a second switch connected between a third node receiving the first external voltage and a fourth node connected to the first channel line, where the data driver controls operations of the first and second switches based on the channel control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheol-Woo Park, Seung-Hwan Park, Geun-Jeong Park
  • Patent number: 9946642
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a distributed storage system comprises: a plurality of appliances, a distributed multimode storage management coordinator, and a communication mechanism for communicating distributed multimode storage management messages. A first one of the plurality of appliances can include: a plurality of storage devices that have a first storage partition including a first type of interface and a first information storage region and a second storage partition including a selective underlying exposure (SUE) interface and a second information storage region that stores a second type of information, wherein the SUE interface exposes an aspect of the second information storage region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Andrew Tomlin, Fred Weber
  • Patent number: 9947828
    Abstract: A quantum dot light-emitting device includes: a first electrode; a second electrode opposite to the first electrode; an emission layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, the emission layer including quantum dots; and an inorganic layer between the emission layer and the second electrode, the inorganic layer including a metal halide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yisu Kim, Dongchan Kim, Eungseok Park, Wonmin Yun, Byoungduk Lee, Yongchan Ju
  • Patent number: 9949397
    Abstract: A touch panel having improved visibility is provided. The touch panel includes a window part, at least one ultraviolet (UV) resin layer attached to a bottom surface of the window part, and a display part including a touch sensor film module attached to a bottom surface of the at least one UV resin layer such that the UV resin layer prevents refractions and reflections of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-Gon Kim, Jong-Woo Kim, Hyon-Myong Song, Duck-Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 9946412
    Abstract: A touch sensing device and a display device for improving hovering performance including: a touch sensing display panel including sense electrodes arranged in a matrix; and a sensing signal controller connected to the touch sensing display panel. The sense electrode includes a metal mesh electrode and a conductive layer contacting the metal mesh electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byeong Kyu Jeon, Sung Ku Kang, Jeong Heon Lee, Hee Woong Park
  • Patent number: 9947903
    Abstract: A light emitting structure includes a first hole injection layer, a first organic light emitting layer, a charge generation layer, a second hole injection layer, a second organic light emitting layer, an electron transfer layer, and a blocking member. The light emitting structure has first, second, and third sub-pixel regions. The first organic light emitting layer may be on the first hole injection layer. The charge generation layer may be on the first organic light emitting layer. The second hole injection layer may be on the charge generation layer. The second organic light emitting layer may be on the second hole injection layer. The electron transfer layer may be on the second organic light emitting layer. The blocking member may be at at least one of the first to the third sub-pixel regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Soo Lee, Ok-Keun Song, Se-Il Kim
  • Patent number: 9947289
    Abstract: A user interface apparatus and a method of improving user interface are provided. The user interface apparatus may detect a change in an incident light and may control a display to represent the detected change in the light to be overlaid on image content. Provided is a user interface apparatus including: a display configured to display image content; a detector configured to detect a change in an incident light; and a controller configured to control the display to overlay the detected change in the light on the image content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Haeng Lee, Eric Hyunsurk Ryu, Chang Woo Shin, Joo Yeon Woo
  • Patent number: D815618
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gyoo-Sang Choi, Bum-Ho Chun, Jun-Pyo Kim