Patents by Inventor Deokyoung KANG

Deokyoung KANG 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: 20240168372
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for estimating a resist image (RI) are disclosed. The method includes obtaining an aerial image (AI) and a first RI from a mask image (MI), obtaining a second RI from the AI, and obtaining a third RI based on the first RI and the second RI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Deokyoung KANG, Youngchul KWAK, Serim RYOU, Seong-Jin PARK, Seon Min RHEE, Jaewon YANG, Eunju KIM, Hyeok LEE
  • Patent number: 11988849
    Abstract: An imaging device is provided. The imaging device may sense light passing through a corresponding imaging lens and a corresponding color filter in sensing elements disposed in a sensing region for each color channel, and generate sensing data based on a grouping of color intensity values sensed by the sensing elements for each sensing region based on a binning size determined based on an illuminance of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Deokyoung Kang, Daekun Yoon, Yang Ho Cho, Dong Kyung Nam
  • Patent number: 11941781
    Abstract: An image restoration method and apparatus are provided. The image restoration method includes acquiring a target image, and acquiring a restoration image of the target image from an image restoration model to which the target image and pixel position information of the target image are input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Deokyoung Kang, Yang Ho Cho
  • Patent number: 11778350
    Abstract: A method of driving a lens array camera may include simultaneously driving a first group of sensing elements from among a plurality of sensing elements, each sensing element from among the first group of sensing elements corresponding to a same original signal viewpoint, wherein the plurality of sensing elements is included in a sensor corresponding to the lens array camera including N rows of N lenses, N being a natural number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daekun Yoon, Yang Ho Cho, Kyuhwan Choi, Deokyoung Kang
  • Patent number: 11734800
    Abstract: A method for processing an image by using a neural network is provided. The method includes obtaining a target image; and obtaining a restored image corresponding to the target image by using the neural network, the neural network including a plurality of residual blocks connected sequentially. The obtaining the restored image includes obtaining the restored image by performing, in each residual block of the plurality of residual blocks, image processing on an input image, which is input from a previous residual block, on different scales, and providing results of the image processing performed on the different scales to a subsequent residual block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Deokyoung Kang, Yang Ho Cho
  • Publication number: 20230228916
    Abstract: An imaging device is provided. The imaging device may sense light passing through a corresponding imaging lens and a corresponding color filter in sensing elements disposed in a sensing region for each color channel, and generate sensing data based on a grouping of color intensity values sensed by the sensing elements for each sensing region based on a binning size determined based on an illuminance of light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: DEOKYOUNG KANG, DAEKUN YOON, YANG HO CHO, DONG KYUNG NAM
  • Publication number: 20230206392
    Abstract: An apparatus with image processing includes: one or more processors configured to: generate a full sampling image by demosaicing a first color filter array (CFA)-based input image; based on a trained color conversion model trained for color conversion and noise suppression of the full sampling image, determine a bias and a conversion matrix corresponding to each pixel of the full sampling image; and based on the conversion matrix and the bias, convert a color space of the full sample image, corresponding to the first CFA, into a color space corresponding to a second CFA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2022
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SUNG KWANG CHO, Geonwoo KIM, Yang Ho CHO, Deokyoung KANG, Dong Kyung NAM
  • Patent number: 11663691
    Abstract: An image restoration apparatus generates a plurality of warped images by warping each of a plurality of input images based on respective depths corresponding to a plurality of disparities, and generates an output image with a high resolution based on the plurality of input images and the plurality of warped images using an image restoration model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seho Lee, Yang Ho Cho, Deokyoung Kang
  • Patent number: 11663699
    Abstract: Provided is an image restoration apparatus and method. The image restoration apparatus may store an image restoration model including a convolutional layer corresponding to kernels having various dilation gaps, and may restore an output image from a target image obtained by rearranging a compound eye vision (CEV) image by the image restoration model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Ho Cho, Deokyoung Kang, Dong Kyung Nam
  • Patent number: 11595575
    Abstract: An imaging device may code light, passing through an imaging optical lens arranged in a multi-lens array (MLA), and may transmit the light to a sensing element, and the sensing element may restore an image based on sensed information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Ho Cho, Deokyoung Kang, Geonwoo Kim, Dong Kyung Nam
  • Patent number: 11570385
    Abstract: Provided is an operation method of an image sensor including a plurality of pixels, the operation method including transmitting a first output voltage of a first pixel to a first amplifier, transmitting the first output voltage to a second amplifier by controlling a first switch connected to the first pixel, transmitting a second output voltage of a second pixel to be binned with the first pixel to the second amplifier by controlling a second switch connected to the second pixel, and outputting selectively one of a first output of the first amplifier and a second output of the second amplifier based on an illuminance of an environment in which the image sensor operates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daekun Yoon, Deokyoung Kang
  • Patent number: 11448874
    Abstract: An aberration correction method and apparatus. The apparatus includes at least one processor, and an input/output unit configured to receive an captured image, wherein the processor is configured to initialize a first matrix or a second matrix by reducing a matrix of a point spread function (PSF) of a lens included in a capturing device used to capture the captured image, iteratively perform an aberration removal and a noise removal based on the captured image and the first matrix or the second matrix, and output a final original image as a result of the iteratively performing. Here, the first matrix is a matrix obtained by reducing the number of indices indicating light arrival points of the matrix of the PSF, and the second matrix is a matrix obtained by reducing the number of indices corresponding to light arrival points of a transposed matrix of the PSF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SNU R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Deokyoung Kang, Myung Joo Kang, Yang Ho Cho, Seung Won Jeong, Jin Je Park
  • Publication number: 20220272307
    Abstract: An image processing method and apparatus are provided. The image processing method includes converting an input image to a first channel separated image having a same resolution as the input image, the first channel separated image comprising a plurality of separate channels, generating a second channel separated image by performing a convolution operation on the first channel separated image, the second channel separated image comprising the plurality of separate channels and having a same resolution as the first channel separated image, and generating a restored image corresponding to the input image based on the second channel separated image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Deokyoung KANG
  • Patent number: 11375092
    Abstract: An image sensor and an image sensing method are provided. The image sensor may restore a high resolution image with respect to a high magnification based on sensing information corresponding to different fields of view (FOVs) and that is received through lens elements having a same focal length and different lens sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Deokyoung Kang, Yang Ho Cho, Dong Kyung Nam
  • Publication number: 20220191412
    Abstract: Provided is an operation method of an image sensor including a plurality of pixels, the operation method including transmitting a first output voltage of a first pixel to a first amplifier, transmitting the first output voltage to a second amplifier by controlling a first switch connected to the first pixel, transmitting a second output voltage of a second pixel to be binned with the first pixel to the second amplifier by controlling a second switch connected to the second pixel, and outputting selectively one of a first output of the first amplifier and a second output of the second amplifier based on an illuminance of an environment in which the image sensor operates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daekun YOON, Deokyoung KANG
  • Publication number: 20220180480
    Abstract: A method for processing an image by using a neural network is provided. The method includes obtaining a target image; and obtaining a restored image corresponding to the target image by using the neural network, the neural network including a plurality of residual blocks connected sequentially. The obtaining the restored image includes obtaining the restored image by performing, in each residual block of the plurality of residual blocks, image processing on an input image, which is input from a previous residual block, on different scales, and providing results of the image processing performed on the different scales to a subsequent residual block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Deokyoung KANG, Yang Ho CHO
  • Patent number: 11334968
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for restoring an image, the apparatus including a plurality of lenses configured to pass a plurality of rays, a sensor including a target sensing element configured to receive a target ray passing a first lens among the plurality of lenses, and a second sensing element configured to receive a second ray passing a second lens among the plurality of lenses, the first lens being different from the second lens, and a processor configured to determine the second sensing element based on a difference between a direction of the target ray and a direction of the second ray, and to restore color information corresponding to the target sensing element based on color information detected by the second sensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Ho Cho, Deokyoung Kang, Dong Kyung Nam
  • Patent number: 11297265
    Abstract: Provided is an operation method of an image sensor including a plurality of pixels, the operation method including transmitting a first output voltage of a first pixel to a first amplifier, transmitting the first output voltage to a second amplifier by controlling a first switch connected to the first pixel, transmitting a second output voltage of a second pixel to be binned with the first pixel to the second amplifier by controlling a second switch connected to the second pixel, and outputting selectively one of a first output of the first amplifier and a second output of the second amplifier based on an illuminance of an environment in which the image sensor operates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daekun Yoon, Deokyoung Kang
  • Publication number: 20210352209
    Abstract: An imaging device may code light, passing through an imaging optical lens arranged in a multi-lens array (MLA), and may transmit the light to a sensing element, and the sensing element may restore an image based on sensed information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Ho CHO, Deokyoung KANG, Geonwoo KIM, Dong Kyung NAM
  • Publication number: 20210266490
    Abstract: A method of driving a lens array camera may include simultaneously driving a first group of sensing elements from among a plurality of sensing elements, each sensing element from among the first group of sensing elements corresponding to a same original signal viewpoint, wherein the plurality of sensing elements is included in a sensor corresponding to the lens array camera including N rows of N lenses, N being a natural number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daekun YOON, Yang Ho Cho, Kyuhwan Choi, Deokyoung Kang