Patents by Inventor Bonkee Kim

Bonkee Kim has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20240168583
    Abstract: A touch input device includes a touch sensor; and a control unit that controls the touch sensor, wherein the touch sensor includes a plurality of first electrodes and a plurality of second electrodes, the first electrode is disposed along a first direction, and the second electrode is disposed along a second direction different from the first direction, a 2a electrode pattern disposed immediately adjacent to the first electrode, and a 2b electrode pattern disposed at a distance apart by an interval from the first electrode and not immediately adjacent to the first electrode. The control unit controls different driving signals to be applied simultaneously to two second electrodes, wherein the driving signal applied to the 2b electrode pattern is applied to the 2a electrode pattern. The control unit detects the touch position of the object located on the touch sensor based on the signals received from the first electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Bonkee KIM, Seyeob Kim
  • Patent number: 11983353
    Abstract: a touch device according to an exemplary embodiment includes: a plurality of touch electrodes; and a driver/receiver that applies driving signals, each having a frequency corresponding to a resonance frequency of a stylus pen, to the plurality of touch electrodes, and receives detection signals from the plurality of touch electrodes, wherein the driving signals may include a first driving signal and a second driving signal, each having a different phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: HIDEEP INC.
    Inventors: Seyeob Kim, Bonkee Kim, Youngho Cho
  • Patent number: 11983364
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a display device including: a loop coil; a display unit configured to include a plurality of pixels; a display driver configured to apply a data signal and a scan signal to the pixels depending on a vertical synchronization signal and a horizontal synchronization signal; a plurality of touch electrodes positioned on the display unit; a driving receiver configured to apply a driving signal to the loop coil during a first period and to receive a sensing signal from at least one of the touch electrodes during a second period after the first period; and a controller configured to generate touch information by using the sensing signal, wherein the driving signal is synchronized to at least one pulse of the vertical synchronization signal and the horizontal synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: HIDEEP INC.
    Inventors: Seyeob Kim, Bonkee Kim, Youngho Cho, Hyoungwook Woo, Kiryoung Jung, Hwanhee Lee, Wonwoo Lee, Kyeonghan Park, Sein Lee, Jeongwon Seo, Jongsik Kim, Inuk Jeong, Hojun Moon, Beomkyu Ko
  • Patent number: 11983357
    Abstract: An electronic device according to an embodiment includes: a display panel; a touch electrode layer disposed on the display panel and comprising at least one touch electrode; and a conductive wire disposed on the display panel, disposed on the same layer as the touch electrode layer, and generating a magnetic field signal for driving a stylus pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: HiDeep Inc.
    Inventors: Seyeob Kim, Hyoungwook Woo, Kyeonghan Park, Bonkee Kim, Youngho Cho, Sein Lee, Hwanhee Lee, Kiryoung Jung, Wonwoo Lee, Jeongwon Seo, Jongsik Kim, Inuk Jeong, Beomkyu Ko, Hojun Moon
  • Patent number: 11960688
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a touch sensor and a touch input device and, more specifically, to a touch sensor formed of a circular single layer and a touch input device comprising same. A touch input device, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises a circular touch sensor, wherein the touch sensor includes a plurality of electrodes disposed on a single layer and spaced apart from each other on a plurality of virtual circles having a common center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: HiDeep Inc.
    Inventors: Hojun Moon, Bonkee Kim, Seyeob Kim, Inseob Kim
  • Publication number: 20240111379
    Abstract: A touch apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment includes: a touch panel that is disposed on a display panel of a display device that drives a plurality of pixels according to a vertical synchronization signal and a horizontal synchronization signal, and includes a plurality of first touch electrodes for sensing a touch input in a first direction and a plurality of second touch electrode for sensing a touch input in a second direction; a driver/receiver that applies a driving signal to at least one of the plurality of first touch electrodes and the plurality of second touch electrodes during a first section, and receives a detection signal from at least one of the plurality of first touch electrodes and the plurality of second touch electrodes during a second section after the first section; and a controller that generates touch information by using the detection signal, wherein the driving signal is synchronized with at least one synchronization signal of the horizontal synchronization signal and the v
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Seyeob KIM, Bonkee KIM, Youngho CHO, Sein LEE
  • Publication number: 20240103665
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a touch input device and a touch driving method thereof, in more detail, it can determine a floating ground state of the touch input device and a magnitude (severity) of the floating ground state, it relates to a touch driving method thereof, which is a touch input device that can restore a touch signal detected in a floating ground state into a touch signal in a normal ground state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Bonkee KIM, Seyeob Kim, Joohyun Go
  • Publication number: 20240094842
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device including a panel including a plurality of first electrodes extending in a Y-axis and a plurality of second electrodes extending in an X-axis, a driving part configured to individually control a direction of current flowing through the plurality of first electrode and the plurality of second electrodes so as to generate electromagnetic fields, thereby driving a stylus, and a determination part configured to receive a signal generated in the stylus so as to determine touch coordinates. Each of the plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of second electrodes does not form a closed loop. In the electronic device and a stylus driving device according to the embodiment of the present invention, since a separate configuration such as a digitizer, an antenna, and the like is not required, a product may be miniaturized and thinned, a manufacturing cost may be reduced, and the stylus may be used while adopting the existing touch panel as it is.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Bonkee KIM, Seyeob KIM, Youngho CHO, Jongsik KIM, Hwanhee LEE
  • Publication number: 20240045523
    Abstract: A pen and touch input system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a touch input device including a sensor unit and a control unit for controlling the sensor unit and a stylus pen interacting with the touch input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Seyeob KIM, Bonkee KIM, Young ho CHO, HwanHee LEE, Giduk KIM, Joohyun GO, Mun Sub BYUN, Hyoungwook WOO, Kiryoung JUNG, Ho Jun MOON
  • Patent number: 11886656
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a display device including: a touch sensor configured to sequentially transfer an electromagnetic signal having two or more frequencies to a stylus pen, and to receive an electromagnetic signal corresponding to the electromagnetic signal from the stylus pen; and a touch controller configured to operate the touch sensor by determining one of the two or more frequencies as the frequency of the electromagnetic signal depending on a change in the received electromagnetic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: HIDEEP INC.
    Inventors: Hwanhee Lee, Seyeob Kim, Bonkee Kim, Hyoungwook Woo, Kiryoung Jung, Wonwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11861112
    Abstract: A touch sensor panel according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention is a touch sensor panel in which a plurality of driving electrodes and a plurality of receiving electrodes are arranged on the same layer, in which the plurality of receiving electrodes is arranged along a plurality of rows and columns, the plurality of driving electrodes is arranged such that at least one driving electrode is disposed at each of both sides with respect to each receiving electrode, and the driving electrode arranged at the left side and the driving electrode arranged at the right side with the receiving electrode interposed therebetween are electrically connected with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventors: Seyeob Kim, Bonkee Kim, Jongsik Kim
  • Patent number: 11861105
    Abstract: A touch apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment includes: a touch panel that is disposed on a display panel of a display device that drives a plurality of pixels according to a vertical synchronization signal and a horizontal synchronization signal, and includes a plurality of first touch electrodes for sensing a touch input in a first direction and a plurality of second touch electrode for sensing a touch input in a second direction; a driver/receiver that applies a driving signal to at least one of the plurality of first touch electrodes and the plurality of second touch electrodes during a first section, and receives a detection signal from at least one of the plurality of first touch electrodes and the plurality of second touch electrodes during a second section after the first section; and a controller that generates touch information by using the detection signal, wherein the driving signal is synchronized with at least one synchronization signal of the horizontal synchronization signal and the v
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: HIDEEP INC.
    Inventors: Seyeob Kim, Bonkee Kim, Youngho Cho, Sein Lee
  • Publication number: 20230418412
    Abstract: A pen and touch input system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a touch input device including a sensor unit and a control unit for controlling the sensor unit and a stylus pen interacting with the touch input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Seyeob KIM, Bonkee KIM, Young ho CHO, HwanHee LEE, Giduk KIM, Joohyun GO, Mun Sub BYUN, Hyoungwook WOO, Kiryoung JUNG, Ho Jun MOON
  • Publication number: 20230400936
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a touch device for sensing a position of a stylus including a resonance circuit, including: a plurality of electrode; and a touch controller configured to receive a sensing signal from the electrodes to determine a position of the stylus, wherein the electrodes includes electrodes in which directions of currents induced in the electrodes by the resonance circuit are opposite to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventors: Seyeob KIM, Bonkee KIM, Hyoungwook WOO, Hojun MOON, Hwanhee LEE, Jongsik KIM, Youngho CHO
  • Publication number: 20230393672
    Abstract: A pen and touch input system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a touch input device including a sensor unit and a control unit for controlling the sensor unit and a stylus pen interacting with the touch input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Seyeob KIM, Bonkee Kim, Young ho CHO, HwanHee LEE, Giduk KIM, Joohyun GO, Mun Sub BYUN, Hyoungwook WOO, Kiryoung JUNG, Ho Jun MOON
  • Publication number: 20230367422
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a touch apparatus including: a touch panel including a plurality of first touch electrodes arranged in a first direction and a plurality of second touch electrodes arranged in a second direction crossing the first direction; a driver configured to apply a first driving signal to the first touch electrodes during a first period and a second driving signal to the second touch electrodes during a second period subsequent to the first period; a receiver configured to receive a detection signal from the second touch electrodes during the first period, and a detection signal from the first touch electrodes and the second touch electrodes during a third period subsequent to the second period; and a controller configured to determine a touch position based on the signal outputted from the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Seyeob KIM, Jongsik KIM, Hwanhee LEE, Hyoungwook WOO, Kiryoung JUNG, Bonkee KIM
  • Publication number: 20230341953
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a stylus pen including: a body; a conductive tip configured to be exposed from an inside of the body to an outside thereof; and a resonance circuit connected to the conductive tip to resonate an electrical signal transferred from the conductive tip. An inductor unit of the resonance circuit includes a ferrite core and a coil wound in multiple layers over at least a portion of the ferrite core. The ferrite core includes nickel, and the coil can be formed by a litz wire with adjacent winding layers that are wound to be inclined in a zigzag form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Seyeob KIM, Hyoungwook WOO, Kiryoung JUNG, Bonkee KIM
  • Publication number: 20230333697
    Abstract: A touch input device is disclosed that may comprise a display panel and/or a touch sensor. The touch sensor may include a driving electrode and/or a receiving electrode that may be disposed on the display panel and/or inside the display panel. The touch input device may comprise an electrode pattern that may be disposed on a bottom surface of the display panel. The touch input device may comprise a controller that may be configured to provide a first driving signal to the driving electrode of the touch sensor. The controller may be configured to receive a touch detection signal from the receiving electrode of the touch sensor. The controller may be configured to detect a touch position, perhaps for example based on the touch detection signal. The controller may be configured to provide a second driving signal different from the first driving signal to the electrode pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Seyeob KIM, Sangsic YOON, Sunyoung KWON, Hojun MOON, Taehoon KIM, Bonkee KIM
  • Publication number: 20230325031
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to a touch input device, and more particularly, to a touch input device including a touch sensor, which is capable of accurately detecting whether a touch input to a touch surface is input by an object or/and a touch position even in a situation where the touch input device is in a floating state. The touch input device includes a touch surface, including: a touch sensor which is disposed under the touch surface and includes a plurality of driving electrodes, a plurality of receiving electrodes, and a plurality of dummy receiving electrodes; and a touch detection unit configured to detect a touch position of an object input to the touch surface based on a detection signal output from the plurality of receiving electrodes of the touch sensor, in which the touch detection unit detects the touch position of the object input to the touch surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: HiDeep Inc.
    Inventors: Bonkee KIM, Seyeob KIM, Jongsik KIM, Sein LEE
  • Patent number: 11768548
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a touch pad device and a portable computer including the same, and more particularly, to a touch pad device capable of sensing an inputted push of an object, and a portable computer including the same. A touch pad device according to one embodiment includes: a touch pad cover; a substrate disposed under the touch pad cover and including a pressure sensor; and a frame configured to support the substrate, in which a magnitude of a pressure inputted to the touch pad cover is detected on the basis of a change in electrical characteristics outputted from the pressure sensor in response to bending of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventors: Hyukjae Choi, Seyeob Kim, Bonkee Kim