Patents by Inventor Chang-Woo Son

Chang-Woo Son 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).

  • Patent number: 10545303
    Abstract: An optical cable and an optical cable assembly having the same are provided. The optical cable includes a plurality of optical fibers each of which includes a core, a clad arranged on an outside of the core, and a coating layer arranged on an outside of the clad; a substantially transparent sheath in which the plurality of optical fibers are arranged; and a substantially transparent filler configured to fill a space between the sheath and the plurality of optical fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-hwa Choi, Chang-hun Bae, Young-ki Ko, Byung-ju Kwak, Sun-woo Kim, Woo-sub Bang, Sung-ki Son
  • Publication number: 20190340983
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device includes a display including a backlight comprising a plurality of light sources and a display panel and configured to display a background image including a preset object, a sensor disposed at an outer part of the display and configured to sense an external lighting environment and a processor configured to determine a direction of a lighting based on the sensed lighting environment, to display a shadow object for the preset object at a position corresponding to the determined lighting direction, and to adjust a brightness of a light source corresponding to a position of the shadow object from among the plurality of light sources based on the sensed lighting environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Chang-won SON, Dae-bong LEE, Ki-suk KIM, Soo-hong KIM, Jong-ho KIM, Hyun-suk KIM, Shin-woo CHOI
  • Patent number: 10395605
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device includes a display including a backlight comprising a plurality of light sources and a display panel and configured to display a background image including a preset object, a sensor disposed at an outer part of the display and configured to sense an external lighting environment and a processor configured to determine a direction of a lighting based on the sensed lighting environment, to display a shadow object for the preset object at a position corresponding to the determined lighting direction, and to adjust a brightness of a light source corresponding to a position of the shadow object from among the plurality of light sources based on the sensed lighting environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-won Son, Dae-bong Lee, Ki-suk Kim, Soo-hong Kim, Jong-ho Kim, Hyun-suk Kim, Shin-woo Choi
  • Patent number: 10077523
    Abstract: A method for washing of the present invention comprises: a water supply step of supplying water into a tub; a motor actuating step of actuating the motor for rotating a drum provided inside the tub; and a spray step of spraying water into the drum through a gasket nozzle by actuating a pump for circulating the water inside the tub, when the motor stops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Myong Hun Im, Won Hyuk Jang, Chang Woo Son, Kwang Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 9765465
    Abstract: A washing machine of the present invention comprises a casing; a tub disposed inside the casing; a drum rotatably provided inside the tub, for accommodating laundry therein; and a gasket interposed between the casing and the tub, for preventing water in the tub from leaking between the tub and the casing. Wherein the gasket comprises a plurality of gasket nozzles for spraying water into the drum; and a plurality of connectors for supplying water to the respective gasket nozzles. Wherein the gasket nozzle comprises a spray guidance surface for refracting the an advancing direction of the water supplied through the connector so as to spray the water toward inside of the drum; and a plurality of protrusions provided adjacent to an finish end of the spray guidance surface on which the water guided along the spray guidance surface is separated, and arranged along an width direction of the spray guidance surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Myong Hun Im, Sung Min Lee, Chang Woo Son
  • Patent number: 9657429
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laundry dryer that can prevent as well as remove wrinkles of laundry. A laundry dryer has a water supply source configured to be detachable from the laundry machine and a switch to switch a steam generator or a pump off or on when the water supply source is detached or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Chang Woo Son, Sang Hun Bae, Chul Jin Choi, Dong Hyun Kim, Young Bok Son, Heung Jae Kim
  • Patent number: 9551105
    Abstract: A controlling method of a clothes dryer for detecting an amount of laundry and a clothes dryer with the same are disclosed. A controlling method includes drying laundry by supplying hot air to a drum, determining an amount of laundry based on a drying time, and supplying fine droplets of water and/or steam to the drum according to the determined amount of laundry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sang Hun Bae, Chang Woo Son, Ju Han Yoon
  • Patent number: 9543178
    Abstract: A semiconductor wafer stocker apparatus includes a body frame, an inlet port to load a wafer shipping box into the body frame, an outlet port to unload the wafer shipping box from the body frame, an automated transfer robot operable to convey the wafer shipping box between the inlet port and the outlet port, and a shelf module within the body frame. The shelf module includes a shelf plate configured to support the wafer shipping box. The shelf plate includes first, second, and third protruding support pins arranged to align with respective grooves in an underside of the wafer shipping box and orient the wafer shipping box with a door thereof facing away from the body frame. The first and second support pins may be closer to the body frame than the third support pin. Related apparatus and methods of operation are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Woo Lee, Chang-Woo Son, Yong-Jun Ahn, Tai-Jo Jeon
  • Patent number: 9534331
    Abstract: A washing machine of the present invention comprises: a casing; a tub disposed inside the casing, for accommodating water; a drum rotatably provided inside the tub, for accommodating laundry therein; a gasket interposed between the casing and the tub, for preventing the water inside the tub from leaking between the tub and the casing; a gasket nozzle provided at the gasket, for circulating the water and spraying into the drum; a spiral nozzle provided at the gasket, for converting the water into a spiral flow and spraying into the drum; and a turbo wash button for setting or canceling a turbo wash for spraying water through the gasket nozzle when the drum is rotated or for spraying water through the spiral nozzle when the drum is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Myong Hun Im, Sung Min Lee, Chang Woo Son, Sang Hee Yoo
  • Patent number: 9512550
    Abstract: A method for washing of the present invention, comprises: a turbo wash setting step of setting turbo wash for spraying water into a drum through a spiral nozzle, when laundry rotates while being attached to the drum by a rotation of the drum; a continuous water supply step of supplying water into a tub; and a regular washing step of canceling the turbo wash when a time taken for a water level inside the tub to reach a target level is longer than a target time so that the water is not sprayed through the spiral nozzle when the laundry rotates while being attached to the drum by the rotation of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Myong Hun Im, Chang Woo Son, Won Hyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 9394644
    Abstract: A washing machine of the present invention comprises a casing; a tub disposed inside the casing; a drum rotatably provided inside the tub, for accommodating laundry therein; and a gasket interposed between the casing and the tub, for preventing water in the tub from leaking between the tub and the casing. Wherein the gasket comprises a plurality of gasket nozzles for spraying water into the drum; and a plurality of connectors for supplying water to the respective gasket nozzles. Wherein the gasket nozzle comprises a spray guidance surface for refracting the an advancing direction of the water supplied through the connector so as to spray the water toward inside of the drum; and a plurality of protrusions provided adjacent to an finish end of the spray guidance surface on which the water guided along the spray guidance surface is separated, and arranged along an width direction of the spray guidance surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Myong Hun Im, Sung Min Lee, Chang Woo Son
  • Publication number: 20160130740
    Abstract: A washing machine of the present invention comprises a casing; a tub disposed inside the casing; a drum rotatably provided inside the tub, for accommodating laundry therein; and a gasket interposed between the casing and the tub, for preventing water in the tub from leaking between the tub and the casing. Wherein the gasket comprises a plurality of gasket nozzles for spraying water into the drum; and a plurality of connectors for supplying water to the respective gasket nozzles. Wherein the gasket nozzle comprises a spray guidance surface for refracting the an advancing direction of the water supplied through the connector so as to spray the water toward inside of the drum; and a plurality of protrusions provided adjacent to an finish end of the spray guidance surface on which the water guided along the spray guidance surface is separated, and arranged along an width direction of the spray guidance surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Myong Hun IM, Sung Min LEE, Chang Woo SON
  • Publication number: 20160035607
    Abstract: A semiconductor wafer stocker apparatus includes a body frame, an inlet port to load a wafer shipping box into the body frame, an outlet port to unload the wafer shipping box from the body frame, an automated transfer robot operable to convey the wafer shipping box between the inlet port and the outlet port, and a shelf module within the body frame. The shelf module includes a shelf plate configured to support the wafer shipping box. The shelf plate includes first, second, and third protruding support pins arranged to align with respective grooves in an underside of the wafer shipping box and orient the wafer shipping box with a door thereof facing away from the body frame. The first and second support pins may be closer to the body frame than the third support pin. Related apparatus and methods of operation are also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Hyun-Woo Lee, Chang-Woo Son, Yong-Jun Ahn, Tai-Jo Jeon
  • Patent number: 9206542
    Abstract: A drying machine is disclosed. The drying machine includes a selectively rotatable drum receiving an object to be dried, a steam supply member having one side connected to a steam generator and the other side connected to the drum, and a swirler installed in the steam supply member at a predetermined position for swirling steam flowing through the steam supply member. A method for controlling the drying machine includes heating a drum, supplying steam generated in a steam generator into the drum, and supplying hot air into the drum. The drying machine having the above described configuration can efficiently eliminate creases of clothes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Chul Jin Choi, Dae Bong Yang, Chong Ryu, Jea Hyuk Wee, Young Soo Kim, Sang Hun Bae, Chang Woo Son, Dong Hyun Kim, Young Bok Son
  • Patent number: 9194076
    Abstract: Method for controlling a dryer having a steam generator for generating high temperature steam with heat generation of a steam heater, including a hot air supply step for supplying dried hot air to a drum for drying clothes, and a moisture supply step for supplying moisture to the drum for removing static electricity from the clothes dried in the hot air supply step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Chang Woo Son, Sang Hun Bae, Chul Jin Choi, Dong Hyun Kim, Young Bok Son, Heung Jae Kim
  • Patent number: 9062405
    Abstract: A drum type washing machine and a method for fabricating a drum thereof are provided. The drum type washing machine includes a motor, a drum having a drum center of a cylinder shape and a drum back connected to an opening formed in a side of the drum center to define a rear surface of the drum, a connector mounted in the rear surface of the drum, and a rotation shaft connected to the connector to transmit a rotation force of the motor to the drum. The drum back is formed in a bowl shape to have a drum expanding part expanding toward an outer side of the drum from the opening of the drum center, and a portion of the drum back where the connector is mounted is recessed toward an inside of the drum to reduce a distance between the drum center and the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jong Sun Yoon, Chang Woo Son, Jae Cheol Lyu
  • Publication number: 20150033478
    Abstract: A method for washing of the present invention, comprises: a turbo wash setting step of setting turbo wash for spraying water into a drum through a spiral nozzle, when laundry rotates while being attached to the drum by a rotation of the drum; a continuous water supply step of supplying water into a tub; and a regular washing step of canceling the turbo wash when a time taken for a water level inside the tub to reach a target level is longer than a target time so that the water is not sprayed through the spiral nozzle when the laundry rotates while being attached to the drum by the rotation of the drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Myong Hun Im, Chang Woo Son, Won Hyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 8931186
    Abstract: A drying machine is disclosed. The drying machine includes a selectively rotatable drum receiving an object to be dried, a steam supply member having one side connected to a steam generator and the other side connected to the drum, and a swirler installed in the steam supply member at a predetermined position for swirling steam flowing through the steam supply member. A method for controlling the drying machine includes heating a drum, supplying steam generated in a steam generator into the drum, and supplying hot air into the drum. The drying machine having the above described configuration can efficiently eliminate creases of clothes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Chul Jin Choi, Dae Bong Yang, Chong Ryu, Jea Hyuk Wee, Young Soo Kim, Sang Hun Bae, Chang Woo Son, Dong Hyun Kim, Young Bok Son
  • Patent number: 8904670
    Abstract: A laundry machine, particularly, a dryer using steam is disclosed. The laundry machine such as a washing machine, a dryer, a drying and washing machine is an apparatus which washes or dries articles such as clothes. The dryer includes a drum adapted to accommodate articles to be dried, a control panel adapted to provide an interface with a user, and a controller, wherein the control panel includes a course selection part which allows a user to select a specific course as an operation course during a steam course, which includes a steam process for supplying steam into a drum, such that the dried articles have a moisture content equal to or larger than 6%, and the controller controls an operation of the dryer to perform the selected operation course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Chang Woo Son, Sang Hun Bae, Seon Il Heo, Yeon Sik Choi, Sang Jin Kim, Ju Han Yoon
  • Publication number: 20140326025
    Abstract: A washing machine of the present invention comprises a casing; a tub disposed inside the casing; a drum rotatably provided inside the tub, for accommodating laundry therein; and a gasket interposed between the casing and the tub, for preventing water in the tub from leaking between the tub and the casing. Wherein the gasket comprises a plurality of gasket nozzles for spraying water into the drum; and a plurality of connectors for supplying water to the respective gasket nozzles. Wherein the gasket nozzle comprises a spray guidance surface for refracting the an advancing direction of the water supplied through the connector so as to spray the water toward inside of the drum; and a plurality of protrusions provided adjacent to an finish end of the spray guidance surface on which the water guided along the spray guidance surface is separated, and arranged along an width direction of the spray guidance surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Myong Hun Im, Sung Min Lee, Chang Woo Son