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

  • Patent number: 10098602
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an image analysis unit arranged to extract, from the medical image, brightness intensities of a first body lumen region of the medical image and brightness intensities of a second body lumen region of the medical image; and a measuring unit arranged to calculate a first body lumen value and a second body lumen value, each of the first body lumen value and a second body lumen value being calculated as a predetermined linear combination of the brightness intensities of the corresponding first body lumen region and second body lumen region, and to compare the first body lumen value with the second body lumen value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Duhgoon Lee, Toshihiro Rifu
  • Patent number: 10104538
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing a Mobile Device Management (MDM) service are provided. The method includes transmitting a request for an MDM server to a gateway server, the request including identification information, receiving, in response to the request, information relating to an MDM server corresponding to the identification information, and enrolling a device with the MDM server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Balasubrahmanyam Gattu, Hashir Khan
  • Patent number: 10104541
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for establishing a user plane bearer are provided. The method includes receiving a transport layer address supported by a serving gateway (SGW)/packet gateway (PGW) from a mobile management entity (MME), selecting, by a radio access network (RAN) entity, directly the appropriate transport layer address to establish the user plane bearer, or after receiving the transport layer address transmitted by the SGW/PGW, selecting, by the MME, the appropriate transport layer address to establish the user plane bearer, or reporting, by the MME, the obtained transport layer address used by the access entity to the SGW/PGW to establish the user plane bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 10104646
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for transmitting Uplink Control Information (UCI) over a Physical Uplink Control CHannel (PUCCH) in a communication system. A method includes acquiring, by a user equipment (UE), from an evolved Node B (eNB), at least one physical resource block (PRB) information; generating, by the UE, UCI to be transmitted; encoding, by the UE, the UCI; performing, by the UE, a Fourier transform (FT) operation on the encoded UCI; performing, by the UE, an inverse Fourier transform (IFT) operation on the Fourier transformed UCI; and transmitting, by the UE, the inverse Fourier transformed UCI based on a PUCCH format associated with multiple cells and the at least one PRB information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Aris Papasakellariou, Young-Bum Kim
  • Patent number: 10104647
    Abstract: A method transmits control information in a wireless communication system. The method includes transmitting a first carrier signal including first control information; and transmitting a second carrier signal including at least one of second control information and data. The first control information is information indicating whether the second control information is carried on the second carrier signal, and the second control information is scheduling information for the data, and is generated to correspond to the first control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheol Jeong, Jeong-Ho Park, Ji-Yun Seol, Hyun-Kyu Yu, Jae-Weon Cho
  • Patent number: 10104595
    Abstract: By the method of the present invention, the automatic adjustment of mobility parameter between different frequencies or different access systems becomes available and can be supported in the case of the self-optimization of mobile load balance and the self-optimization of mobile robustness, so as to improve the performance of mobile communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Gert Jan Van Lieshout, Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 10104626
    Abstract: A method of processing a plurality of component carriers (CCs) included in a signal received by a user equipment includes receiving a first CC and a second CC, in which the first and second CCs have different reception timings, front-processing the first and second CCs asynchronously, controlling a timing between the first and second CCs using an alignment buffer memory, and processing the timing-controlled first and second CCs synchronously. The plurality of CCs includes at least the first and second CCs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Ho Lee, Yun Sung Mo, Ki Joon Hong, Young Seok Jung
  • Patent number: 10100225
    Abstract: A CMP slurry composition for polishing a metal wire and a polishing method, the CMP slurry composition including polishing particles; an oxidant; a complexing agent; a corrosion inhibitor; and deionized water, wherein the corrosion inhibitor includes an inorganic nitrite or ammonium nitrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: So Hyung Lee, Keun Bong Do, Dong Jin Kim, Kang Su An, Young Chul Jung
  • Patent number: 10098430
    Abstract: A protection cover, according to various embodiments of the present invention, protects an electronic device and may comprise: a cover unit for covering the electronic device; and a suction unit, provided at the cover unit, for fixing the cover unit including the electronic device to the outside. The device as described above may be implemented in more varied ways according to the embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-Hyun Pakr, Jong-Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 10098609
    Abstract: An X-ray apparatus which aligns an X-ray radiator with an X-ray detector, an X-ray apparatus which aligns an X-ray radiator with an X-ray detector while maintaining a Source to Image-receptor Distance (SID) and a Source to Object Distance (SOD) therebetween, and methods of operating the X-ray apparatuses are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae-eui Kim, Do-hyeong Hwang, Seung-hoon Kim, Sung-jin Park, Il-hwan Park
  • Patent number: 10098515
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner having an improved structure capable of enhancing suction performance includes a suction unit provided in a main body, the suction unit including an impeller disposed to suck air by rotating about an axis thereof, and a diffuser disposed to guide air discharged from the impeller. The diffuser includes an inner casing, an outer casing disposed to be spaced apart from an outer circumference of the inner casing and to form a path through which the air discharged from the impeller flows, and a plurality of vanes disposed at the inner casing to guide the air discharged from the impeller to the path, and the plurality of vanes protrude toward the outer casing to cross at least a part of the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Sang Park, Myung Bae Bang, Kwang Soo Kim, Jong Jin Park, Hyeon Joon Oh, Seung Yeol Lee, Byung Ryel In
  • Patent number: 10098613
    Abstract: An image processing module includes an input unit, a weight operator, and a synthesizer. The input unit is configured to receive a plurality of input signals of a plurality of channels. The weight operator is configured to calculate at least one weight to be applied to each channel based on at least one converted signal. The at least one converted signal is acquired by converting at least one input signal among the plurality of input signals of each channel, or by converting a synthesized input signal of the plurality of input signals of each channel. The synthesizer is configured to synthesize the plurality of input signals of the plurality of channels using the weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation, Hallym University
    Inventors: Kyu Hong Kim, Sung Chan Park, Su Hyun Park, Joo Young Kang, Jung Ho Kim, Moo Ho Bae
  • Patent number: 10098598
    Abstract: An X-ray imaging apparatus includes an imaging device that captures a camera image of a target, a controller that stitches a plurality of X-ray images of a plurality of divided regions to generate one X-ray image of the target, and a display that displays a setting window providing a graphical user interface for receiving a setting of an X-ray irradiation condition for the divided regions, and displays the camera image in which positions of the divided regions are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho Jun Lee, Ju Hwan Kim, Se Hui Kim, Seung-Hoon Kim, Si Won Park, Phill Gu Jung, Duhgoon Lee, Myung Jin Chung, Do Hyeong Hwang, Sung Jin Park
  • Patent number: 10099449
    Abstract: A method of forming a substrate assembly includes preparing a substrate in a chamber, combining a solid-state nitrogen source and a boron source on the substrate, forming a metal layer on a surface of the substrate including the combined solid-state nitrogen and boron sources, and forming a first hexagonal boron nitride sheet directly bonded to the surface of the substrate by performing a heat treatment on the substrate including the metal layer and the combined solid-state nitrogen and boron sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., RESEARCH & BUSINESS FOUNDATION SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hyeon-jin Shin, Sang-Woo Kim, Jin yeong Lee
  • Patent number: 10102005
    Abstract: An external intrinsic interface. A processor may include a core including a plurality of functional units, an intrinsic module located outside the core, and an interface module to perform relaying between the intrinsic module and a functional unit, among the plurality of functional units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwon Taek Kwon, Seok Yoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10099938
    Abstract: According to example embodiments, a transparent electrically conductive film including a compound that has a two-dimensional electron gas layer, and has a product of an absorption coefficient (?) for light having a wavelength of about 550 nm at 25° C. and a resistivity value (?) thereof of less than or equal to about 30 ?/sq is provided. The electrically conductive film may be a layered crystal structure of the compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoon Chul Son, Byungki Ryu, Sang Mock Lee
  • Patent number: 10101610
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including a display surface defined therein and curved in a first direction, and a backlight unit which provides the display panel with light. The backlight unit includes a center light source, outer light sources, and a reflective layer. The display panel includes a display surface defined therein and curved. The center light source includes center light emitting diode packages. Each of the outer light sources includes outer light emitting diode packages. The reflective layer defines a reflective surface. Each of the center light emitting diode packages is disposed on a first support surface. At least one of the outer light emitting diode packages is disposed on a second surface, which is different from the reflective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Euijeong Kang, Jung-hyun Yang, Sojeong La, Young-min Park, Sanghyuck Yoon
  • Patent number: 10101038
    Abstract: A gas oven and a control method thereof are The control method of the gas oven, that includes a cooking space that is divided into a first cooking space and a second cooking space by a removable divider, a burner that directly heats a cooked object accommodated in the first cooking space, and an auxiliary heater that heats air of the first cooking space, includes performing baking for the first cooking space when a baking mode for the first cooking space is selected among a plurality of cooking modes, wherein the baking may include operating the burner according to the comparison result of a temperature of the first cooking space and a first setting temperature, and operating the auxiliary heater according to the comparison result of the temperature of the first cooking space and a second setting temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shin Kyum Kim, Hyun Sang Kim, Dae Han Bang
  • Patent number: 10098804
    Abstract: A walking assistance apparatus for preventing offset occurring in between a rotating axis of a hip joint of a user and a rotating shaft of the walking assistance apparatus may be provided. The walking assistance apparatus includes a waist fixing apparatus configured to be fixed to a waist of a user, a connecting guide mounted at the waist fixing apparatus and configured to slide in an extension direction of the waist fixing apparatus and rotate on a rotating shaft extending in a vertical direction perpendicular to the extension direction, a rail unit mounted at one side of the connecting guide, the rail unit extending in a vertical direction, and a hip joint configured to slide along the rail unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minhyung Lee, Yongjae Kim, Jeonghun Kim, Youngdo Kwon, Se-Gon Roh, Youn Baek Lee, Jongwon Lee, Byungjune Choi, Hyun Do Choi
  • Patent number: 10101800
    Abstract: Provided is a method of managing power of an electronic device. The method includes: obtaining operation information related to an operation from among operations performed by the electronic device. The operation is recognizable to a user via a product of hardware processing performed by hardware included in the electronic device. The method also includes obtaining load information related to a load generated by the operation performed by the electronic device. In addition, the method includes performing power management on the hardware included in the electronic device based on the operation information and the load information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daniel Ansorregui, Marco Starace, Ramesh Munikrishnappa, Zeeshan Anwar, Karthikeyan Saravanan
  • Patent number: 10100249
    Abstract: A phosphor includes a nitride including an alkaline-earth metal element, silicon, and an activator element, wherein the phosphor has a volume average particle diameter ranging from about 50 nm to about 400 nm, and an internal quantum efficiency of greater than or equal to about 60% at an excitation wavelength of 450 nm, the phosphor is represented by a formula M2Si5N8, the M includes one or more alkaline-earth metal element selected from Ca, Sr, Ba, and Mg and including at least Sr, and one or more activator element selected from Eu and Ce and including at least Eu, an amount of the Sr included in the phosphor is about 15 mol % to about 99 mol % based on total moles of the M, and an amount of the activator element included in the phosphor is about 1 mol % to 20 mol % based on the total moles of the M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Kitabatake, Fusaki Fujibayashi, Hiroko Endo, Masahide Yamada
  • Patent number: 10101655
    Abstract: A compound, an acrylic polymer formed by a copolymerization reaction of the compound with an ethylenic unsaturated monomer, photosensitive resin composition including the compound being represented by Chemical Formula 1 and a color filter:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyuyoung Kim, Hyeongmook Kim, Young Lee, Myoungyoup Shin, Seungjib Choi
  • Patent number: 10100250
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display including a first substrate, a second substrate overlapping with the first substrate, and a liquid crystal layer provided between the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the liquid crystal layer includes a liquid crystal compound represented by Formula 1 and a liquid crystal stabilizing agent: wherein A, B, n1, n2, R, R?, Z1, and Z2 are the same as described in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sun Young Kwon, Ji Hong Bae, Keun Chan Oh, Seul Gee Lee, Jin Hyeong Lee
  • Patent number: 10101660
    Abstract: In a method of forming patterns, an object layer is formed on a substrate. Guide patterns are formed on the object layer. A brush layer is formed using a brush polymer on surfaces of the guide patterns. The brush polymer includes at least one of a first brush polymer and a second brush polymer. The first brush polymer includes a hydrophobic repeating unit and a hydrophilic terminal group having at least two hydroxyl groups. The second brush polymer includes a hydrophobic repeating unit and a hydrophilic random repeating unit having a hydroxyl group. A self-aligned layer is formed using a block copolymer on the brush layer to form blocks aligned around the guide patterns. At least a portion of the blocks is transferred to the object layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong-Ju Park, Seung-Chul Kwon, Eun-Sung Kim, Kyeong-Mi Lee, Shi-Yong Yi, Tsuyosh Kurosawa, Katsumi Ohmori, Tasuku Matsumiya
  • Patent number: 10100151
    Abstract: A composition for preparing a polyimide including a tetracarboxylic dianhydride mixture including a tetracarboxylic dianhydride represented by Chemical Formula 1A, Chemical Formula 1B, or a combination thereof, a tetracarboxylic dianhydride represented by Chemical Formula 2, and a diamine represented by Chemical Formula 3: NH2—R1—NH2??Chemical Formula 3 wherein in Chemical Formulae 1A, 1B, 2 and 3, definitions of groups and substituents are described in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jungha Chae, Byung Hee Sohn
  • Patent number: 10101607
    Abstract: A display device may include a first substrate having a predetermined radius of curvature, a second substrate facing the first substrate, a plurality of gate line and a plurality of data lines intersecting each other on the first substrate, a black matrix disposed on the second substrate and at least part of the black matrix overlapping the plurality of gate lines and the plurality of data lines so as to define a plurality of pixel areas, a plurality of pixel electrode in the plurality of pixel areas on the first substrate, and a plurality of color filters in the plurality of pixel areas on the second substrate. A distance between adjacent color filters is different depending on where the pixel areas are located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kye Uk Lee, Dong Hyun Yoo, Seong Young Lee, Kyung Hoe Lee
  • Patent number: 10100153
    Abstract: A poly(imide-amide) copolymer includes: an imide structural unit which is a reaction product of a first diamine and a dianhydride, and an amide structural unit which is a reaction product of a second diamine and a diacyl halide, wherein each of the first diamine and the second diamine includes 2,2?-bis-trifluoromethyl-4,4?-biphenyldiamine, and at least one of the first diamine and the second diamine further includes a compound represented by Chemical Formula 1, wherein the dianhydride includes 3,3?,4,4?-biphenyltetracarboxylic dianhydride and 4,4?-hexafluoroisopropylidene diphthalic anhydride, wherein the diacyl halide includes terephthaloyl chloride (TPCl), and wherein an amount of the compound represented by Chemical Formula 1 is less than or equal to about 10 mole percent based on the total amount of the first diamine and the second diamine: NH2-A-NH2??Chemical Formula 1 wherein in Chemical Formula 1, A is the same as described in the detailed description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Soo Jee, Hyunjeong Jeon, Sungwon Choi, Byunghee Sohn, Kyeong-sik Ju
  • Patent number: 10101624
    Abstract: A display device includes a gate line; first and second adjacent data lines intersecting the gate line; a first sub-pixel electrode between the first and second data lines; a second sub-pixel electrode between the first gate line and the first sub-pixel electrode; a first switching element connected to the first gate line, the first data line and the first sub-pixel electrode; a second switching element connected to the first gate line, the first data line and the second sub-pixel electrode; a connection electrode connecting the first sub-pixel electrode and the first switching element; a first dummy electrode between the first data line and the second sub-pixel electrode; and a second dummy electrode extending from the connection electrode and is disposed closer to the first data line than the second data line. End portions of the first and second dummy electrodes face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seongyeol Syn, Jihee Yoon, Yonghee Lee, Beomjun Kim, Jonghwan Lee
  • Patent number: 10100164
    Abstract: A manufacturing method that forms a multilayer thin film on the inner surface of a housing forming a transparent appearance of an electronic product to provide a deep metal texture and an electronic product having a metal texture provided at the inner surface of the housing. The multilayer thin film manufacturing method includes reforming an inner surface of a housing having an outer surface and the inner surface through plasma processing, depositing at least one hardness reinforcement layer on the inner surface, and depositing a color layer on the hardness reinforcement layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seo Joon Lee, Jin Sub Kim, Hyong Jun Yoo, Min Chul Jung, Jin Hyun Cho
  • Patent number: 10101627
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) device capable of preventing impurities from permeating into a channel area of a switching element, the LCD device including: a gate electrode above a substrate; a semiconductor layer which overlaps the gate electrode; a drain electrode and a source electrode which overlap the semiconductor layer; an ohmic contact layer between the semiconductor layer and the drain electrode and between the semiconductor layer and the source electrode; a pixel electrode which is connected to one of the drain electrode and the source electrode; and a gate insulating layer between the gate electrode and the semiconductor layer, the gate insulating layer comprising fluorine. A concentration of the fluorine is decreasing, as the fluorine of the gate insulating layer being more adjacent to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taeyoung Ahn, Bogeon Jeon, Wooseok Jeon, Yungbin Chung, Eunjeong Cho
  • Patent number: 10101042
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an air conditioner that is designed to include a first space in which an evaporator is disposed and a second space in which a condenser is disposed and which is divided from the first space. An outdoor unit and an indoor unit are integrally formed, and thus it is easy to move the air conditioner. A structure and disposition of a heat exchanger are improved, and thus heat exchange efficiency is improved. Operations of a cooling mode and a dehumidifying mode are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Ho Kim, Yong Hyun Kil, Sung-June Cho, Joon-Ho Yoon, Kil Hong Song, Dong Woon Kang, Eun-Jung Kang, Eom Ji Jang, Ina Chae
  • Patent number: 10101947
    Abstract: A storage device includes one or more nonvolatile memories, and a memory controller that controls the nonvolatile memories such that write data of data streams is stored in the nonvolatile memories. The data streams have a first number of requested stream identifiers provided from a host. The memory controller includes a write amount manager that manages information about a data amount of each of the data streams having the requested stream identifiers, a stream manager that maps the first number of the requested stream identifiers with a second number of processing stream identifiers, depending on the information associated with the data amount, such that the data streams are provided to the nonvolatile memories according to the second number of processing stream identifiers, and a mapping manager that manages information about mapping between the first number of the requested stream identifiers and the second number of the processing stream identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Du-Won Hong, Moonsung Choi, Alain Tran, Moonwook Oh
  • Patent number: 10101058
    Abstract: An air conditioning equipment includes a housing comprising a heat exchanger therein, a water container mounted to, and dismounted from a receiving portion of the housing and to collect a condensate generated by the heat exchanger, and a valve configured to selectively open and close a discharge port by being interfered with a portion of the water container according to the mounting and the dismounting of the water container to or from the receiving portion of the housing. The valve is inserted within the receiving portion of the housing through the discharge port in order to reduce a protruded length that is interfered by the portion of the water container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-jun Kim, Won-hee Lee, Sang-ki Cho, Kwon-jin Kim, Yun-suk Park, Kang-ho Choi
  • Patent number: 10101986
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a memory; at least one processor operatively coupled to the memory, configured to: execute a plurality of platforms that are different from each other in at least one of type and version, each of the platforms being associated with one or more respective applications; and perform an operation including at least one of deleting a first platform, installing a second platform, deleting a first application from one of the platforms, and installing a second application in one of the platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungho Kwon, Chunki Bae, Gwanggeol Kim, Sieun Jung
  • Patent number: 10101823
    Abstract: A data input device, an electronic device using the data input device, and an operation method based on the data input device and the electronic device are provided. The data input device for effectively changing a color of data to be input to the electronic device includes a color changer configured to change a color of data to be input to the electronic device, a communicator configured to communicate with the electronic device, and a controller configured to receive an output signal from the color changer, to convert the received output signal into color identification information, and to control the communicator to transmit the converted color identification information to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sun-rock Lee, Tae-soon Park, Han-jin Park, Yong-min Jung
  • Patent number: 10102540
    Abstract: A method and device for enforcing advertisement viewing in the device are provided. When there is a play request for contents, it is determined whether there is a common Rights Object (RO) linked with an RO of the requested contents. When there is a common RO, information about consumption of advertisements on a plurality of contents is obtained from the common RO. At least one advertisement linked with the requested contents is played on the basis of the obtained information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sung-Oh Hwang, Sergey Nikolayevich Seleznev
  • Patent number: 10101830
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for performing an operation according to a floating input are provided. The electronic device includes an input unit, a display unit for displaying a user interface, and a controller configured to, when a floating input by the input unit is detected while a first application is being executed, control the first application to perform an operation corresponding to the detected floating input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-Sik Kim, Joon-Oo Kim, Sun-Ah Kim
  • Patent number: 10101874
    Abstract: A method for controlling a user interface of an apparatus to enable intuitive manipulation for an object included in an image is provided. An object with deeper depth in a rear image of the apparatus may become selectable when the user holds a user input means close to the apparatus, while an object with shallower depth in the rear image may become selectable when the user draws the user input means away from the apparatus, thereby allowing the user to intuitively select an object in the rear image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Dong-Wook Kwon, Min-Ho Kim, Kyung-Il Kim, Gi-Sang Lee, Sang-Bo Lee, Jin-Kyung Lee, Young-Gu Jin, Jin-Wuk Choi
  • Patent number: 10101394
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for determining the aging of an electronic interrupter element which is configured to open and close a power circuit. The method according to the disclosure comprises the following steps: a) initializing an aging counter NWear, b) determining the amount I of a current which flows through the electronic interrupter element upon opening the power circuit, c) determining a current-dependent aging value Nwear (I) from the amount I of the current, d) refreshing the aging counter NWear using the current-dependent aging value Nwear (I). The disclosure further relates to a computer program and to an apparatus for determining the aging of an electronic interrupter element and to a battery management system which are in particular configured to carry out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: Robert Bosch GmbH, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jan Salziger, Gergely Galamb, Joshua Anzicek, Dylan Propst
  • Patent number: 10102125
    Abstract: A peripheral component interconnect (PCI) device includes a first memory which includes a plurality of page buffers, a base address register which includes a plurality of base addresses, and a first address translation unit which translates each of the plurality of base addresses to a corresponding one of a plurality of virtual addresses. A map table includes a plurality of map table entries each accessed in correspondence to each of the plurality of virtual addresses, and maps each of the plurality of virtual addresses onto a physical address of physical addresses of the plurality of page buffers. The first address translation unit translates each of the plurality of virtual addresses to a corresponding one of the physical addresses using the map table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Seok Cha, Ki Jo Jung, Ki Chul Noh, Yeong Kyun Lee, Yong Tae Jeon, Han Chan Jo
  • Patent number: 10101406
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for estimating a state of a battery are provided. A battery life estimation apparatus includes a time information accumulator configured to partition sensing data of a battery into sections, and to accumulate time information corresponding to the sections. The battery life estimation apparatus also includes a time information extractor configured to extract time information corresponding to a period from the accumulated time information. The battery life estimation apparatus further includes a life estimator configured to extract expected time information based on the accumulated time information, the time information corresponding to the period, and learning information, and configured to estimate an end of life (EOL) of the battery based on the expected time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: SangDo Park
  • Patent number: 10101858
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment discloses a touch screen panel including a substrate, touch electrodes positioned in a touch area of the substrate and configured to sense a touch, connecting wirings connected to the touch electrodes, and pads positioned in a peripheral area of the substrate and connected to the electrodes. The touch electrodes include a first electrode and a second electrode positioned on the first electrode. The first electrode includes openings and the second electrode covers the first electrode and the openings of the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Choi, Jung-Moo Hong
  • Patent number: 10101629
    Abstract: An optical modulation device or an optical device including the same includes: a first plate and a second plate facing the first plate; and a liquid crystal layer between the first plate and the second plate and including a plurality of liquid crystal molecules, wherein the first plate includes a plurality of first electrodes and a first aligner, the second plate includes at least one second electrode and a second aligner, and an alignment direction of the first aligner is substantially parallel to an alignment direction of the second aligner and wherein portions of the first plate, the second plate, and the liquid crystal layer between the first and second plates are individual units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soo Hee Oh, Yoon Kyung Park, Kyung Ho Jung, Seung Jun Jeong, Moon Jung Baek, Hyun Seung Seo
  • Patent number: 10101512
    Abstract: A polarizing plate includes a polarizer and a polyester film formed on an upper side of the polarizer. The polyester film has a ratio of MD elongation to TD elongation of about 1:6 to about 1:30. An angle between the transmission axis of the polarizer and the TD of the polyester film ranges from about ?7° to about +7°. In some embodiments, a liquid crystal display includes the polarizing plate. The polarizing plate and the liquid crystal display can reduce the occurrence of rainbow spots, realize a high degree of polarization, and exhibit little variation in the retardation and dimensions under high temperature/high humidity conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Ho Shin, Dong Yoon Shin, Yeon Ju Jung, Hae Ryong Chung
  • Patent number: D830950
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Won Lee, Jong Sung Bae, Mu Gyeom Kim, Kyoung-Eun Lee, Myoung Jin Lee
  • Patent number: D830983
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jinsu Park
  • Patent number: D830994
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Siyoun Lee
  • Patent number: D831032
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong-Yeon Lee, Dong-Goo Kang, Yun-Kyung Kim, Hae-Yoon Park, Ji-Yeon Kwak
  • Patent number: D831054
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeojin Moon, Jiyun Lee
  • Patent number: D831285
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinnam Kim, Jungah Choi