Patents by Inventor Choong Yeul Kim

Choong Yeul 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).

  • Patent number: 10703176
    Abstract: A device for opening and closing a damper using a knob of an air vent in a vehicle includes: a wing knob coupled to a horizontal wing mounted in an outlet of an air duct such that the wing knob is slidably movable on the horizontal wing; a first rack gear formed on a rear surface of the wing knob; a transfer gear body meshing with the first rack gear and rotatably mounted on upper and lower vertical wing support frames; a cam gear coaxially and rotatably connected to a lower portion of the transfer gear body; a slider mounted to a bottom surface of the air duct such that the slider is movable in a forward or backward direction on the bottom surface of the air duct, wherein the slider moves forward or backward while contacting the cam gear at a time of rotation of the cam gear; second rack gears formed at both side surfaces of the slider; and damper gears meshing with the second rack gears and rotatably mounted on the bottom surface of the air duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd., NIFCO KOREA Inc.
    Inventors: Young Ju Lee, Jang Hyeok Ahn, Choong Yeul Kim, Young Rok Lee, Keun Sig Lim, Dae Ig Jung, Jae Seob Choi, Won Sik Kim, Woo Hyuk Kim
  • Publication number: 20200047593
    Abstract: A motor driven air vent device for a vehicle can perform not only left/right angular rotation operation of a vertical wing for adjusting a left/right-directional airflow direction of air discharged indoors but also an opening/closing operation of a damper for interrupting or allowing an indoor discharge of air using a link bar for performing a straight line motion to the left or right thereof by driving a motor and a cam plate for angularly rotating by the link bar, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Young Ju Lee, Pill Yoon Kim, Byung Gyu Choi, Young Rok Lee, Choong Yeul Kim, Seung Hyeok Chang, Jae Seob Choi, Kwan Woo Lee, Won Sik Kim, Ji Hun Lee
  • Publication number: 20190351744
    Abstract: A motor-driven air vent device for a vehicle is provided. The motor-driven air vent device connects a horizontal wing of an air vent to an output shaft of a driving motor through a link structure and rotatably operates the driving motor in the forward direction or the reverse direction by a touch type switch operation. Accordingly, the vertical angular rotation operation for the horizontal wing is automatically performed by the operation of the link structure delivering the torque of the driving motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Young Ju Lee, Pill Yoon Kim, Byung Gyu Choi, Young Rok Lee, Choong Yeul Kim, Seung Hyeok Chang, Jae Seob Choi, Kwan Woo Lee, Won Sik Kim, Ji Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 10246059
    Abstract: A washer-integrated type wiper apparatus is provided. The washer-integrated type wiper apparatus includes a nozzle cover that is coupled to one side of a bending component of a retainer to support a wiper blade and a hose module that extends in the longitudinal direction in the interior of the retainer and is positioned in the interior of the nozzle cover and is connected to a washer liquid storing tank. Further, a main nozzle is connected in the interior of the nozzle cover to the hose module and is formed to expose a plurality of spray ports to the outside of the nozzle cover and is configured to spray the washer liquid supplied from the washer liquid storing tank through the spray ports. A heater module is installed in the heating area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, KB Wiper Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Nak Kyoung Kong, Choong Yeul Kim, Ki Hong Lee, Keon Soo Jin, Jae Hyuck An, Jin Wan Park, Kwan Hee Kim, Seung Hun Nam
  • Publication number: 20190092138
    Abstract: An air vent structure may include spacers mounted at sides of an outlet of an air duct; a single horizontal wing, and an upper and lower horizontal wings that have hinge grooves to which hinge pins of the spacer are inserted and formed in front side portions of the horizontal wings and positioned in horizontally in the outlet, the upper and lower horizontal wings being disposed above and below the single horizontal wing; a main link having a front end portion which a first hinge end portion hinged to a rear portion of both side surfaces of the respective horizontal wings and a rear end portion in which a second hinge end portion is formed at upper and lower portions in the rear end portion; an auxiliary wing connected to the slot of the spacer and the second hinge end portion of the main link; and a dummy wing covering the spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd., NIFCO KOREA Inc.
    Inventors: Young Ju LEE, Jang Hyeok AHN, Choong Yeul KIM, Young Rok LEE, Keun Sig LIM, Dae lg JUNG, Jae Seob CHOI, Won Sik KIM, Woo Hyuk KIM
  • Publication number: 20190092137
    Abstract: A device for opening and closing a damper using a knob of an air vent in a vehicle includes: a wing knob coupled to a horizontal wing mounted in an outlet of an air duct such that the wing knob is slidably movable on the horizontal wing; a first rack gear formed on a rear surface of the wing knob; a transfer gear body meshing with the first rack gear and rotatably mounted on upper and lower vertical wing support frames; a cam gear coaxially and rotatably connected to a lower portion of the transfer gear body; a slider mounted to a bottom surface of the air duct such that the slider is movable in a forward or backward direction on the bottom surface of the air duct, wherein the slider moves forward or backward while contacting the cam gear at a time of rotation of the cam gear; second rack gears formed at both side surfaces of the slider; and damper gears meshing with the second rack gears and rotatably mounted on the bottom surface of the air duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Young Ju Lee, Jang Hyeok Ahn, Choong Yeul Kim, Young Rok Lee, Keun Sig Lim, Dae Ig Jung, Jae Seob Choi, Won Sik Kim, Woo Hyuk Kim
  • Patent number: 10093172
    Abstract: A vehicular active air flap assembly capable of being opened or closed during a failure may include an air flap that can be manually opened to allow air required during the operation of the vehicle to be supplied into the engine compartment even when the air flap malfunctions, wherein the vehicular active air flap assembly is configured to operate the air flap mounted on a hole formed in a radiator grill to allow cooling air to be supplied into an engine compartment of a vehicle or block the supply of cooling air and wherein the air flap is rotatably coupled at opposite end portions thereof to the radiator grill, and at least one end portion thereof is mounted to be movable in a front-rear direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Gil-Sang Yoo, Yang-Gi Lee, Jeong-Ho Lee, Choong-Yeul Kim
  • Publication number: 20180215238
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling an air flow direction in an air vent for a vehicle, may include a single horizontal wing exposed outside through an air duct is disposed and first and second guide wings connected to the single horizontal wing by connection links are vertically and rotatably disposed above and under the single horizontal wing so that the flow of air discharged inside can be easily controlled in upward and downward directions by vertical rotation of both the first guide wing and second guide wing together with the single horizontal wing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, NIFCO KOREA INC., Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: YOUNG JU LEE, In Seop Kim, Young Rok Lee, Young Beom Lee, Choong Yeul Kim, Dae Ig Jung, Keun Sig Lim, Ji Won Lee, Jae Seob Choi, Won Sik Kim
  • Publication number: 20180170152
    Abstract: An apparatus for adjusting direction of air flow of a slim type air vent for an automotive vehicle may include a nozzle type wing that can rotate angularly upwards or downwards and be mounted inside the air vent having slim structure and a gear for rotating the nozzle type wing upwards or downwards is formed on a single transverse wing exposed to the outside such that manipulation force for rotating the single transverse wing angularly upwards or downwards can be transmitted to the nozzle type wing through the gear to rotate the nozzle type wing angularly upwards or downwards and hence the upward or downward direction of air flow being discharged into a cabin can be easily adjusted by upward or downward angular and rotational operation of the nozzle type wing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, NIFCO KOREA Inc., Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Ju LEE, In Seop KIM, Young Rok LEE, Young Beom LEE, Choong Yeul KIM, Dae Ig JUNG, Keun Sig LIM, Ji Won LEE, Jae Seob CHOI, Won Sik KIM
  • Publication number: 20180170153
    Abstract: A slim-type air vent device for a vehicle may include: a single horizontal wing mounted at an outlet position of a slim air duct to be vertically rotatable, the single horizontal wing being exposed to the outside; an integrated control knob mounted to the single horizontal wing to be horizontally movable; dampers mounted in a rear space in the slim air duct such that an opening angle of each of the dampers is adjustable; a gear assembly disposed between a back surface of the integrated control knob and rotation shafts of the dampers, the gear assembly having a plurality of gears; and a plurality of vertical wings mounted immediately behind the single horizontal wing in an internal space of the slim air duct, to be rotated in a left or right direction by a single link during a left or right movement of the integrated control knob.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, NIFCO KOREA Inc., Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Ju Lee, In Seop Kim, Young Rok Lee, Young Beom Lee, Choong Yeul Kim, Dae Ig Jung, Keun Sig Lim, Ji Won Lee, Jae Seob Choi, Won Sik Kim
  • Publication number: 20180134145
    Abstract: A vehicular active air flap assembly capable of being opened or closed during a failure may include an air flap that can be manually opened to allow air required during the operation of the vehicle to be supplied into the engine compartment even when the air flap malfunctions, wherein the vehicular active air flap assembly is configured to operate the air flap mounted on a hole formed in a radiator grill to allow cooling air to be supplied into an engine compartment of a vehicle or block the supply of cooling air and wherein the air flap is rotatably coupled at opposite end portions thereof to the radiator grill, and at least one end portion thereof is mounted to be movable in a front-rear direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Gil-Sang YOO, Yang-Gi LEE, Jeong-Ho LEE, Choong-Yeul KIM
  • Publication number: 20170166171
    Abstract: A washer-integrated type wiper apparatus is provided. The washer-integrated type wiper apparatus includes a nozzle cover that is coupled to one side of a bending component of a retainer to support a wiper blade and a hose module that extends in the longitudinal direction in the interior of the retainer and is positioned in the interior of the nozzle cover and is connected to a washer liquid storing tank. Further, a main nozzle is connected in the interior of the nozzle cover to the hose module and is formed to expose a plurality of spray ports to the outside of the nozzle cover and is configured to spray the washer liquid supplied from the washer liquid storing tank through the spray ports. A heater module is installed in the heating area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Nak Kyoung Kong, Choong Yeul Kim, Ki Hong Lee, Keon Soo Jin, Jae Hyuck An, Jin Wan Park, Kwan Hee Kim, Seung Hun Nam
  • Publication number: 20080142619
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spray washer nozzle structure for a vehicle. The spray washer nozzle structure includes: a housing installed to a hood panel or a cowl top cover of a vehicle; and a spray washer nozzle integrally formed with the housing for supplying toward the windshield glass of a vehicle a cleaning solution received from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Choong Yeul Kim