Samsung Electronics Patents

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Samsung Electronics Patents by Type

  • Publication number: 20180176540
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) image sensor device and an electronic apparatus including the 3D image sensor device are provided. The 3D image sensor device includes: a shutter driver that generates a driving voltage of a sine wave biased with a first bias voltage, from a loss-compensated recycling energy; an optical shutter that varies transmittance of reflective light reflected from a subject, according to the driving voltage, and modulates the reflective light to generate at least two optical modulation signals having different phases; and an image generator that generates 3D image data for the subject which includes depth information calculated based on a phase difference between the at least two optical modulation signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Myungjae JEON, Yonghwa PARK, Jangwoo YOU, Heesun YOON
  • Publication number: 20180176588
    Abstract: Provided is a video decoding method including obtaining, from a bitstream, upsampling phase set information indicating whether a phase of samples comprised in a current layer is adjusted; when the phase is adjusted according to the upsampling phase set information, obtaining a luma vertical phase difference, a luma horizontal phase difference, a chroma vertical phase difference, and a chroma horizontal phase difference from the bitstream; and determining a prediction picture of the current layer by upsampling a reference layer based on the luma vertical phase difference, the luma horizontal phase difference, the chroma vertical phase difference, and the chroma horizontal phase difference, wherein a phase of luma samples comprised in the prediction picture is adjusted according to the luma vertical phase difference and the luma horizontal phase difference, a phase of chroma samples comprised in the prediction picture is adjusted according to the chroma vertical phase difference and the chroma horizontal phase
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Elena ALSHINA, Alexander ALSHIN
  • Publication number: 20180176560
    Abstract: Provided are a video encoding apparatus, a video encoding method, a video decoding apparatus, and a video decoding method capable of filtering a boundary of partitions within a block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mikhail MISHUROVSKIY, Jin-young LEE
  • Publication number: 20180176746
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing control data in a push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) communication are provided. A method includes: receiving, by a user equipment (UE), control data from a PoC server on a control plane and/or a data plane for a PoC session. The control data is not limited to a text control data, but also can include an audio control data and/or an image control data. Further, the method includes processing the received control data and sending the processed control data from a communication processor (CP) to an audio device and/or an always on display of the UE through a direct communication channel set up between the CP and a low power processor (LPP), without waking up an application processor (AP) of the UE. Thus, the method effectively reduces battery consumption of the UE to lowest possible level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Irshad Ahamed KAPATRALLA, Naveen Devanahalli BALAKRISHNA
  • Publication number: 20180176481
    Abstract: A method for producing a media file in an electronic device is provided. The method includes detecting an event during recording of media frames, determining at least one effect to be applied on the media frames, applying the determined effect on at least one of at least one first media frame from a first set of media frames and at least one second media frame from a second set of media frames, and generating a media file comprising the first and second sets of the media frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Vishal LOKHANDE
  • Publication number: 20180176505
    Abstract: An image providing apparatus includes: a communication interface configured to perform communication with a display apparatus in a predetermined communication interface method; and a processor configured to acquire specification information of the display apparatus, to encode a first image signal to correspond to the predetermined communication interface method by applying at least one of a frame rate and a resolution corresponding to the acquired specification information, and to control the communication interface to transmit the encoded first image signal to the display apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong-moon BYUN, You-young JUNG
  • Publication number: 20180176653
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes a first communication interface receiving broadcast content, a second communication interface which receives a user input, a display, and a processor electrically connected with the display, the first communication interface, and the second communication. The processor controls the display to display a first user interface (UI) including a scroll bar including a plurality of points corresponding to a plurality of channels, a cursor moving on the scroll bar depending on the user input, and information on a channel corresponding to a point at which the cursor is displayed, if the second communication interface receives a preset user input. The processor is controls the display to additionally display a second UI including information on one or more channels adjacent to the channel corresponding to the point at which the cursor is displayed, if the preset user input is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ju Hyun SEONG, Myung Kwan CHOI, Jang Won SEO, Jae Gu LEE
  • Publication number: 20180176568
    Abstract: An encoder that performs quantization based on a deadzone and a video processing system including the encoder are provided. The encoder includes: a domain transform unit configured to transform first image data of a spatial domain into second image data of a frequency domain including first to N-th pieces of frequency data (wherein N is an integer equal to or greater than 1); a deadzone determination unit including a human visual system (HVS) table including human visual frequency sensitivities and configured to determine, based on the HVS table, a deadzone regarding each of the first to N-th pieces of frequency data; and a quantization unit configured to perform, based on the deadzone, quantization regarding the second image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-beom JUNG, Hyuk-jae JANG
  • Publication number: 20180176459
    Abstract: Provided are a method used by a user to change focus of a camera to a particular point with respect to a target object via a wearable device and the wearable device performing the method. The wearable device may display a target object image displayed on a preview display of the camera and may receive a user input for changing focus to a particular point of the target object image. The wearable device may request the camera to change focus based on the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-soo CHOI, Chang-han KIM, Moon-sik JEONG, So-won KIM
  • Publication number: 20180172957
    Abstract: An optical imaging system includes a first lens group having a first group of lenses. A foremost lens of the first group of lenses is a lens closest to an object side and has a positive refractive power. The optical imaging system also includes a second lens group having a second group of lenses. A rearmost lens of the second group of lenses is a lens closest to an imaging plane and has convex surfaces. The first and second lens groups are sequentially disposed from the object side to an imaging plane. An expression TL/f1<2.0 is satisfied, where TL represents a distance from an object-side surface of the foremost lens to the imaging plane and f1 represents a focal length of the foremost lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Youn LEE, Yong Joo JO
  • Publication number: 20180172900
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display panel; a light guide plate disposed behind the display panel; a printed circuit board; a heat radiator disposed on the printed circuit board and configured to radiate heat; and a plurality of light source packages disposed on the printed circuit board and configured to supply light to the light guide plate, each light source package of the plurality of light source packages including: a light source configured to generate the light; a light converter configured to convert properties of the light generated by the light source, and a package housing in which the light source is installed, the package housing being disposed on the printed circuit board and in contact with the light converter to transfer heat from the light converter to the heat radiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joon Seok AHN, Kye Hoon LEE
  • Publication number: 20180176559
    Abstract: Provided is a video decoding method according to one embodiment including obtaining a residual signal of a block of an image from a bitstream, determining at least one partition of the block of the image, based on a maskmap which is division information of the block, performing filtering at a boundary of the at least one partition, and generating a reconstructed signal based on a result of performing the filtering. The filtering is performed using at least one of the residual signal and a predicted signal corresponding to the residual signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-young LEE, Mikhail Mishurovskiy, Min-woo PARK
  • Publication number: 20180168542
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes: a two-dimensional (2D) array ultrasound probe configured to emit focused beams onto a plurality of focusing points and detect echo signals; and a processor configured to determine the plurality of focusing points on a cross-section of interest and acquire shear wave elasticity data with respect to the cross-section of interest based on the detected echo signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gil-ju JIN, Deok-gon KIM, Sun-mo YANG, Hyoung-ki LEE
  • Publication number: 20180168535
    Abstract: A method of controlling an X-ray image capturing apparatus, including acquiring, using a camera, a first image by photographing a detector configured to receive X-rays emitted from an X-ray emission surface, generating a second image by performing a correction on the first image, wherein the correction includes changing a first detector shape in the first image to match a second detector shape photographed in a direction perpendicular to the X-ray emission surface, and displaying the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-wook KIM, Min-cheol PARK
  • Publication number: 20180170308
    Abstract: A device for providing information about a smart key for use in vehicles includes a communicator which receives information about at least one function, performed by the smart key, of controlling a vehicle; and a controller which sets a usage restriction for the at least one function. The communicator may provide information about the at least one function including the usage restriction to an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-jae KIM, Myung-jin EOM
  • Publication number: 20180171444
    Abstract: An Fe-based nanocrystalline alloy is represented by a Compositional Formula, FexBySizM?A?, wherein M is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Nb, V, W, Ta, Zr, Hf, Ti, and Mo; A is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Cu and Au, x, y, z, ?, and ? (based on atom %) satisfy the following conditions: 75%?x?81%, 7%?y?13%, and 4%?z?12%, and a peak in a differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) graph has a bimodal shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Kyun KWON, Chang Ryul JUNG, Jong Ho CHUNG, Jung Young CHO
  • Publication number: 20180172305
    Abstract: An air conditioner maintains a pleasant indoor temperature or humidity without making a user feel wind speed. The air conditioner includes a housing comprising a discharge plate having a plurality of discharge holes and an outlet, a heat exchanger configured to exchange heat with air introduced into the housing, a blower fan configured to allow the heat-exchanged air to flow through the discharge plate or the outlet, a discharge blade having a plurality of blade holes and configured to open and close the outlet; and a controller configured to control the heat-exchanged air to be discharged through the discharge holes and the blade holes when the outlet is closed and configured to reduce a frequency of a compressor to a predetermined value when an indoor relative humidity is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kil Soo SON, Seok Kyun KIM, Cheol Min Jo, Dong Suk KIM, Jong Gil PARK, Byoung-Ok AHN, Hong Seok JUN, Oh Kun CHUNG, Jung Rok HEO, Jun HWANG
  • Publication number: 20180176632
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first interface for connection to a first external device, a second interface for connection to a second external device, a display, a memory, and a processor. The memory stores instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to receive a first source input from the first external device through the first interface, output a first screen corresponding to the first source input on the display, if a request for switching from the first interface to the second interface is received, output a second screen related to switching to the second external device on the display, and if a first time point at which a second source input is received from the second external device through the second interface comes, output a third screen corresponding to the second source input on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sul Hee YANG, Sung Hyuk KWON, Chun RYU, Jang Won SEO
  • Publication number: 20180173057
    Abstract: Provided is a backlight unit having high optical efficiency and a holographic display device including the backlight unit. The backlight unit includes a light source unit configured to provide a light beam, a first beam expander configured to mix the light beam provided from the light source unit, expand the light beam in a first direction, and output the mixed and expanded light beam as white light, and a second beam expander configured to expand the white light output from the first beam expander in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and output the expanded white light as surface light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chilsung CHOI, Sunil KIM, Geeyoung SUNG, Hoon SONG, Jungkwuen AN, Hongseok LEE
  • Publication number: 20180172288
    Abstract: An air conditioner according to an aspect of the present invention includes a housing arranged to be mounted on or embedded in a ceiling, a cover panel coupled to a lower portion of the housing, the cover panel including an inlet and an outlet, a blower fan configured to draw in air into the housing through the inlet and discharge air out of the housing through the outlet and a blade configured to open and close the outlet, the blade including a plurality of through holes to control the air discharged out of the housing through the outlet while the blade closes the outlet. With this structure, the air conditioner can discharge air in various ways by varying the wind direction, the wind speed, and the air amount of the discharged air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung Ghun KIM, Hyun-Ho KIM, Hyeonu PARK, Woo Seog SONG, Jang Jung LEE, Jei Min CHOI, Jong Moon KIM, Hong Yeol MOON, Chul Byung PARK, Hyeong Joon SEO, Seung-Jun YOON, Jun Hwa LEE, Hyeong Kyu CHO, Jun HWANG
  • Publication number: 20180176357
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a memory storing an image, an input module receiving a user input, a communication module communicating with an external electronic device, and a processor. The processor is configured to edit the image based on the user input, store first editing information of the image independently of the image, and to transmit the first editing information to the external electronic device through the communication module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Jin KIM, Hyo Seung PARK, So Yon YOU, Jean-Christophe NAOUR, Jae JULIEN, Se Jung WHANG
  • Publication number: 20180172201
    Abstract: The display apparatus includes a display panel and a stand configured to support the display panel. The stand includes a fastening unit fastened to a lower end of a rear surface of the display panel; a first stand unit including a first base plate; a plurality of rollers provided on the first base plate, and an inner stand, the inner stand extending vertically from the first base plate at an upper portion of the first base plate and coupled to the fastening unit; and a second stand unit including a second base plate provided with a plurality of support portions and an outer stand, the outer stand extending vertically from the second base plate at an upper portion of the second base plate and being movable in a vertical direction to accommodate the inner stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gyeng Joong KIM, Seung Sik TAK, Seung San HAN, Seo Joon LEE
  • Publication number: 20180172894
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel; at least one light source package configured to emit light; and a light guide plate configured to receive the light emitted by the light source package and guide the light toward the display panel, wherein the at least one light source package includes: a light source configured to emit the light; a light converter disposed between the light source and the light guide plate, and configured to convert one or more properties of the light emitted by the light source; and a package housing in which the light source is disposed and including one side with an opening in which the light converter is disposed, the package housing including a unit support surface configured to support a side surface of the light converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Hyun SOHN, Joon Seok AHN, Dae Hee LEE
  • Publication number: 20180173330
    Abstract: A digital pen, a touch system and a method for providing information thereof are provided. The touch system may include a display apparatus and a digital pen having a battery. The digital pen may be configured to sense a battery status of the battery, generate a signal indicating a location of the stylus with respect to the display apparatus. The signal may have a frequency corresponding to the battery status, and transmit the signal to the display apparatus. The display apparatus may be configured to receive the signal, analyze the signal, and acquire the location of the stylus and the battery status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-kwang LEE, Jeong-hyun PARK, Seung-sin LEE, Kyoung-oh CHOI, Young-hun CHOI, Young-ran HAN
  • Publication number: 20180172956
    Abstract: An optical imaging system includes a first lens having a positive refractive power, a second lens having a negative refractive power, a third lens having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens having a positive refractive power, a fifth lens having a negative refractive power, and a sixth lens having a negative refractive power. The first to sixth lenses are sequentially disposed from an object side to an imaging plane. An Abbe number of the second lens is 21 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ju Hwa SON
  • Publication number: 20180173662
    Abstract: A system on chip, semiconductor device, and/or method are provided that include a plurality of masters, an interface, and a semaphore unit. The interface interfaces the plurality of masters with a slave device. The semaphore unit detects requests of the plurality of masters, controlling the salve device, about an access to the interface and assigns a semaphore about each of the plurality of masters by a specific operation unit according to the detection result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: DongSik CHO, Jeonghoon KIM, Rohitaswa BHATTACHARYA, Jaeshin LEE, Honggi JEONG
  • Publication number: 20180173399
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes a display; an input interface; and a processor configured to control the display to display a plurality of objects; display an indicated object of the plurality of objects with a first transparency based on a first specified user input and display remaining objects of the plurality of objects with a second transparency while the first specified user input is received; and display the plurality of objects with a same transparency based on the first specified user input stopping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jang Won SEO, Eun Jung JEON
  • Publication number: 20180173395
    Abstract: A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes a display, a sensor to sense a touch on the display, a communicator, a storage configured to store matching information on which the display apparatus and at least one input source each match different touch types and a processor configured to, if it is identified that a touch type of the touch sensed by the sensor corresponds to a specific external input source based on the stored matching information, control the communicator to transmit information corresponding to the sensed touch to the specific external input source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hye-won LEE, Du-seong KANG, Sung-won CHO
  • Publication number: 20180173382
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display, an input module receiving a user input, a processor is configured to display a user interface (UI) including a first object and a second object on the display, receives a user input to select the second object when the first object is selected as a currently selected object, select the second object as the currently selected object based on the received user input in a first direction and display a third object corresponding to the selected second object on the display. The processor is configured to move the third object in a second direction when the second object is selected as the currently selected object in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sul Hee YANG, Jang Won SEO
  • Publication number: 20180174549
    Abstract: A display device includes a display, a first sensor sensing movement, a second sensor sensing illuminance, and a processor operatively connected with the display, the first sensor, and the second sensor. The processor is configured to operate in a first mode or a second mode. The first mode is a mode in which a dynamic image is displayed in the display and the second mode is a mode in which a static image is displayed in the display. The processor sets a first critical time for sensing the movement based on the illuminance. If specified movement of a user is sensed in the second mode within the first critical time, the processor controls the display to display the static image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se Jung WHANG, Jee Soo KIM, Kang Il CHUNG, Dong Wook HAN, Young Kwang SEO, Eun Seok CHOI, Jin Hyuk HONG
  • Publication number: 20180174589
    Abstract: Disclosed is a speech recognition method and apparatus, the method including two recognition processes, a first recognition process being performed using an acoustic model and a language model and a second recognition process being performed without distinguishing between the acoustic model and the language model in response to an accuracy of a result of the first recognition process not meeting a threshold. The apparatus including a processor configured to acquire a first text from a speech sequence using an acoustic model and a language model, determine whether an accuracy of the first text meets a threshold, and acquire a second text from the first text based on a parameter generated in acquiring the first text, in response to the accuracy of the first text being below the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junhwi CHOI, YoungSang CHOI
  • Publication number: 20180173942
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating a facial expression may receive an input image, and generate facial expression images that change from the input image based on an index indicating a facial expression intensity of the input image, the index being obtained from the input image
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youngsung KIM, Byungin YOO, Youngjun KWAK, Changkyu CHOI
  • Publication number: 20180173432
    Abstract: A read operation method of a nonvolatile memory includes selecting at least a first selection defence code from among a plurality of defence codes by using read voltage level determination information and read environment information, the read environment information including values respectively corresponding to a plurality of factors; determining a level of a read voltage for performing a read operation based on the first selection defence code; and performing the read operation by using the read voltage having the determined level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Il-su HAN
  • Publication number: 20180174594
    Abstract: To address the above technical problem, a method of processing an audio signal includes: receiving an audio bitstream that is encoded by using MPEG Surround 212 (MPS212); generating an internal channel signal with respect to one channel pair element (CPE) based on the received audio bitstream and rendering parameters with respect to MPS212 output channels defined in a format converter; allocating a group of internal channels based on an output channel location of a core codec; and generating stereo channel output signals based on the generated internal channel signal and the allocated group of the internal channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sun-min KIM, Sang-bae CHON
  • Publication number: 20180174044
    Abstract: A recognition method includes: determining a feature vector corresponding to an ensemble model from input data based on the ensemble model, wherein the ensemble model includes a first model and a second model with a same structure as a structure of the first model; and recognizing the input data based on the feature vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hwidong NA
  • Publication number: 20180174641
    Abstract: A volatile memory device includes a refresh controller configured to control a hidden refresh operation performed on a first portion of memory cells while a valid operation is performed on a second portion of the memory cells. The volatile memory device is configured to perform a regular refresh operation in response to receiving a refresh command. The refresh controller is configured to generate refresh information using a performance indicator of the hidden refresh operation during a first part of a reference time. The volatile memory device is configured to perform a desired number of the regular refresh operation during a remaining part of the reference time based on the refresh information. The desired number of the regular refresh operation is an integer based on a difference between a target number of refresh operations during the reference time and a count value of the hidden refresh operation during the reference time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yanggyoon LOH, Hoyoung SONG, Sangwoong SHIN
  • Publication number: 20180174657
    Abstract: A system on-chip (SoC) device is provided. The SoC device includes an on-chip memory including memory banks, and internal clock generators. Each internal clock generator is coupled to one or more memory banks. Each internal clock generator generates one or more of an internal clock signal, a control signal and a clock reset signal locally for the memory bank to which the internal clock generator is coupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Parvinder Kumar RANA, Lava Kumar PULLURU, Manish Chandra JOSHI
  • Publication number: 20180174001
    Abstract: A training method of a neural network, and a recognition method and apparatus using the neural network are disclosed. The recognition method using the neural network includes obtaining a feature vector generated from a hidden layer of the neural network, in response to data being entered to an input layer of the neural network, and determining a reliability of a recognition result for the data using the feature vector and clusters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyoa KANG
  • Publication number: 20180174555
    Abstract: A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes a display configured to display a main image and a processor configured to control the display to display the main image at a preset image ratio that is different from an aspect ratio of the display, and in response to an empty area of the display where the main image is not displayed being present in the display, control the display to display a secondary image in the empty area. The secondary image may correspond to an image of a background area positioned behind the display apparatus or an image of a surrounding area that surrounds the display apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae-bong LEE, Ha-na KIM, Soo-hong KIM
  • Publication number: 20180175432
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes a body including an electrolyte, the body configured to be charged and discharged; a protrusion protruding from the body and having a polarity corresponding to a positive electrode or a negative electrode; a depression recessed toward an inside of the body and having an opposite polarity to the polarity of the protrusion; and a resiliently deformable support disposed in either one or both of the inside of the depression and the outside of the protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Myunghoon KIM
  • Publication number: 20180173592
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is disclosed. The electronic apparatus according to various exemplary embodiments includes a transceiver, and a processor configured to convert a firmware file to update a firmware of the display apparatus into a video signal, convert a setting information file to change a setting of the display apparatus into an audio signal, and control the transceiver to transmit the converted video signal and the converted audio signal to a display apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju HEO, Young-kook KIM, Seung-hun LEE
  • Publication number: 20180175114
    Abstract: An image sensor may include an organic photo-sensing device configured to selectively sense first visible light and a photo-sensing device array including a first photo-sensing device configured to selectively sense second visible light, a second photo-sensing device configured to selectively sense third visible light, and a third photo-sensing device configured to selectively sense mixed light of the second visible light and the third visible light. The image sensor may include a color filter array including a first color filter configured to selectively transmit the second visible light, a second color filter configured to selectively transmit the third visible light, and a third color filter configured to transmit mixed light of the second visible light and the third visible light. At least the first photo-sensing device and the second photo-sensing device may be at different depths in a substrate and may be laterally offset from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang Hee LEE, Gae Hwang Lee, Dong-Seok Leem, Yong Wan Jin
  • Publication number: 20180174344
    Abstract: Provided are a system and method for displaying a virtual image through a head mounted display (HMD) device. A method by which a device displays a virtual image through an HMD device includes: receiving, from the HMD device, an object image of a real space captured through a camera included in the HMD device; determining a virtual image to be displayed at a particular position around the captured object; determining an operation of the virtual image corresponding to the object and the particular position; and providing the virtual image and operation information about the determined operation to the HMD device, wherein the provided virtual image is displayed through the HMD device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ga-hyun JOO
  • Publication number: 20180176599
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-layer video decoding method. The multi-layer video decoding method includes determining a depth block corresponding to a current block; splitting the current block into two regions, based on sample values included in the determined depth block; and performing motion compensation by using the split two regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-woo PARK, Jin-young LEE
  • Publication number: 20180175024
    Abstract: An integrated circuit having a vertical transistor includes first through fourth gate lines extending in a first direction and sequentially arranged in parallel with each other, a first top active region over the first through third gate lines and insulated from the second gate line, and a second top active region. The first top active region forms first and third transistors with the first and third gate lines respectively. The second top active region is over the second through fourth gate lines and insulated from the third gate line. The second top active region forms second and fourth transistors with the second and fourth gate lines respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-ho DO, Sang-hoon Baek, Tae-joong Song, Jong-hoon Jung, Seung-young Lee
  • Publication number: 20180175261
    Abstract: A semiconductor light emitting device includes a light-transmissive support having a first surface including a first region and a second region surrounding the first region, and a second surface opposing the first surface, and including a wavelength conversion material, a semiconductor stack disposed above the first region of the first surface of the light-transmissive support, and including first and second conductivity-type semiconductor layers and an active layer disposed therebetween, a light-transmitting bonding layer disposed between the light-transmissive support and the semiconductor stack, a light blocking film disposed above the second region of the light-transmissive support to surround the semiconductor stack, and first and second electrodes respectively disposed on portions of the first and second conductivity-type semiconductor layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hanul Yoo, Yong ll Kim, Sung Hyun Sim, Wan Tae Lim, Hye Seok Noh, Ji Hye Yeon
  • Publication number: 20180174356
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive a command, a processor configured to receive a content image and generate a three dimensional (3D) image by mapping the content image to a 3D structure selected from a plurality of 3D structures, each having different geometrical forms, and a display configured to display one viewpoint of the 3D image according to the command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-young YOU, Jeong-rok JANG, Kwan-sik YANG
  • Publication number: 20180175643
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for charging a wearable device is provided. The apparatus for charging a wearable device may include a power receiver disposed in the wearable device and configured to receive power and supply the power to the wearable device; a connector configured to comprise a first magnet and a magnetic member, wherein the first magnet is electrically connected to the power receiver through the magnetic member while the first magnet is attached to the power receiver by a first magnetic force; and a power supply configured to supply the power to the power receiver via the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Wook SHIM, Byung Hoon KO, Jong Han KIM, Jong Wook LEE
  • Publication number: 20180176890
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a 5th generation (5G) or pre-5G communication system to be provided for supporting a data transmission rate higher than that of a 4th generation (4G) communication system such as long term evolution (LTE). According to the present invention, a method by which a transmission device transmits a signal is a wireless communication system supporting an unlicensed band comprises the steps of: detecting the need for controlling a clear channel assessment (CCA) threshold during the performance of a CCA process; and controlling the CCA threshold used in the CCA process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Min MOON, Sun-Heui RYOO, Seung-Hoon PARK, Jung-Soo JUNG
  • Publication number: 20180175531
    Abstract: A connection structure between a flat cable and an electronic circuit board includes an electronic circuit board; a cable connection hole formed to penetrate the electronic circuit board; a plurality of internal contacts provided on an inner surface of the cable connection hole; and a flat cable provided with a plurality of contacts which correspond to the plurality of internal contacts of the cable connection hole and are exposed to one side surface of the flat cable. When one end of the flat cable is inserted into the cable connection hole of the electronic circuit board, the plurality of contacts of the flat cable are in contact with the plurality of internal contacts of the cable connection hole, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung-soo KIM