Patents by Inventor Eun Soo JO

Eun Soo JO 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: 20240160400
    Abstract: In a sound system that uses over-the-air (OTA), a blockchain platform server is configured to support performance of a virtual sound transaction in a virtual environment. An OTA server is configured to manage a virtual sound transmitted from the blockchain platform server. A vehicle communication control device is configured to perform wireless communication with the OTA server. The vehicle communication control device is configured to download the virtual sound from the OTA server, determine whether the virtual sound is similar to a predetermined specific sound, perform an OTA state test of the virtual sound when the virtual sound is not similar to the predetermined specific sound, and control a sound processing device to play the virtual sound when the virtual sound passes the OTA state test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Ki Chang Kim, Dong Chul Park, Eun Soo Jo, Sang Jin Hong
  • Patent number: 11974115
    Abstract: An active sound design (ASD) tuning device and a method thereof may include an ASD device that generates a virtual engine sound for each vehicle situation and a control device that outputs a composite sound by correcting and synthesizing the virtual engine sound and an internal sound measured for each vehicle situation based on a binaural vehicle impulse response (BVIR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ki Chang Kim, Dong Chul Park, Eun Soo Jo, Jin Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 11904769
    Abstract: A system for generating a virtual engine sound may include a server having information on at least one review of the virtual engine sound, and a virtual engine sound generator to generate “my sound” by tuning the virtual engine sound based on information on customized design settings, to update a preset driver emotion model for each emotion evaluation area of the virtual engine sound, based on the information on the at least one review of the virtual engine sound, which is received from the server, and to update the virtual engine sound based on the “my sound” and the driver emotion model updated for each emotion evaluation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ki Chang Kim, Dong Chul Park, Eun Soo Jo, Jin Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 11893973
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sound design method for overcoming sense of difference when there is no virtual sound while an auto cruise control is activated. The method includes determining whether an accelerator pedal is actuated; upon determining that the accelerator pedal is not actuated, determining whether an auto cruise control system is operating; upon determining whether the auto cruise control system is operating, classifying a vehicle speed-based order component from a driving sound; and reproducing a speed sensitive virtual sound based on the classified vehicle speed-based order component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Ki Chang Kim, Tae Kun Yun, Dong Chul Park, Eun Soo Jo, Jin Sung Lee
  • Publication number: 20240009421
    Abstract: An emotional care apparatus based on a sound and a method thereof are provided. The emotional care apparatus includes a sound output device that outputs a sound to speakers and a processor electrically connected with the sound output device. The processor selects an emotional care mode, separates a sound source for each instrument from music content based on the emotional care mode, distributes the sound source for each instrument to the speakers, and controls the sound output device to play and output the sound source for each instrument to the distributed speakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2022
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Ki Chang Kim, Tae kun Yun, Eun Soo Jo, Dong Chul Park, Eun Ju Jeong, Ji Yeon Shin
  • Publication number: 20230294662
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for generating a virtual sound to generate the virtual sound depending on a driving condition of a vehicle are provided. The apparatus comprises a detection device configured to detect vehicle environment data, a sound output device configured to play and output a virtual sound, and a processing device connected with the detection device and the sound output device. The processing device is configured to generate the virtual sound using the vehicle environment data and a big data-based sound database in a zero to hundred condition and controls the sound output device to play the generated virtual sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Ki Chang Kim, Tae Kun Yun, Dong Chul Park, Eun Soo Jo, Jin Sung Lee
  • Publication number: 20230191954
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for controlling a vehicle seat so as to control a seat back and a neck pillow based on a sound. The apparatus includes the vehicle seat installed in a vehicle and including a seat back and a neck pillow, a detector for detecting vehicle information and seat information, and a processor connected to the vehicle seat and the detector, wherein the processor determines a vehicle state and a seat sitting posture based on the vehicle information and the seat information, analyzes a sound being reproduced in the vehicle, determines a haptic pattern and a haptic pressure based on the vehicle state and the seat sitting posture, and the analysis of the sound, and controls the seat back and the neck pillow based on the determined haptic pattern and haptic pressure to provide a haptic effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Ki Chang Kim, Tae Kun Yun, Dong Chul Park, Kyoung Jin Chang, Eun Soo Jo, Jin Sung Lee
  • Publication number: 20230186781
    Abstract: A virtual driving simulation device and a method for improving a sensation of immersion therefore that may improve the sensation of immersion for a driving simulation in a virtual environment includes a microphone for measuring a 3D sound, and a processor that is configured to record the 3D sound through the microphone, analyze a sound realization influence by reproducing the recorded 3D sound through higher-order ambisonics (HOA) encoding and HOA decoding, and realize the sensation of immersion based on a result of analyzing the sound realization influence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventors: Ki Chang Kim, Dong Chul Park, Eun Soo Jo, Tae Kun Yun
  • Publication number: 20230186894
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sound design method for overcoming sense of difference when there is no virtual sound while an auto cruise control is activated. The method includes determining whether an accelerator pedal is actuated; upon determining that the accelerator pedal is not actuated, determining whether an auto cruise control system is operating; upon determining whether the auto cruise control system is operating, classifying a vehicle speed-based order component from a driving sound; and reproducing a speed sensitive virtual sound based on the classified vehicle speed-based order component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventors: Ki Chang Kim, Tae Kun Yun, Dong Chul Park, Eun Soo Jo, Jin Sung Lee
  • Publication number: 20230146799
    Abstract: A sound generation apparatus for an electrification vehicle and a method of use thereof are provided. In example embodiments, the sound generation apparatus receives driving information, determines a driving situation based on the driving information, designs an acceleration sound when the driving situation is determined as an acceleration situation, or designs a cornering sound when the driving situation is determined as a cornering situation, and plays and outputs the acceleration sound or the cornering sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventors: Ki Chang Kim, Tae Kun Yun, Dong Chul Park, Eun Soo Jo, Jin Sung Lee
  • Publication number: 20230064483
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a driving sound in a vehicle includes a first conversion device that receives first sound information and converts the received first sound information into second sound information, a second conversion device that converts the second sound information into third sound information based on a conversion parameter, a storage that receives feedback information of a user about the third sound information and corrects and stores the third sound information, and a playback device that plays the stored third sound information
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Inventors: Ki Chang Kim, Jin Sung Lee, Dong Chul Park, Eun Soo Jo, Sang Jin Hong
  • Publication number: 20220369059
    Abstract: An active sound design (ASD) tuning device and a method thereof may include an ASD device that generates a virtual engine sound for each vehicle situation and a control device that outputs a composite sound by correcting and synthesizing the virtual engine sound and an internal sound measured for each vehicle situation based on a binaural vehicle impulse response (BVIR).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Ki Chang KIM, Dong Chul PARK, Eun Soo JO, Jin Sung LEE
  • Publication number: 20220357912
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for caring emotion of a driver based on a vehicle sound, may include a detector configured to detect driving information of the vehicle and body information of a user, a non-transitory storage to store instructions, and a processor to execute the instructions. The processor determines an emotional status of the driver by use of at least one of the driving information or the body information, to generate a healing sound by designing a virtual sound based on the driving information and the emotional status of the driver, and to generate and output the healing sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, Kia Corporation, Seoul National University R&DB Foundation
    Inventors: Ki Chang KIM, Eun Soo JO, Tae Kun YUN, Sang Jin HONG, Dong Chul PARK, Kyoung Jin CHANG, Ju In KIM, Jin Sung LEE, Myung Hwan YUN, Sung Ho KIM
  • Publication number: 20220355732
    Abstract: A system for generating a virtual engine sound may include a server having information on at least one review of the virtual engine sound, and a virtual engine sound generator to generate “my sound” by tuning the virtual engine sound based on information on customized design settings, to update a preset driver emotion model for each emotion evaluation area of the virtual engine sound, based on the information on the at least one review of the virtual engine sound, which is received from the server, and to update the virtual engine sound based on the “my sound” and the driver emotion model updated for each emotion evaluation area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Ki Chang KIM, Dong Chul PARK, Eun Soo JO, Jin Sung LEE
  • Patent number: 10059260
    Abstract: A method for generating a virtual engine sound and a virtual engine sound generating system using the same involve determining a basic waveform of a virtual engine sound based on engine variables including an engine RPM, primarily correcting a basic level of the basic waveform based on environmental variables to determine a primarily corrected waveform, secondarily correcting the primarily corrected waveform based on reaction variables to determine a final waveform, and generating a virtual engine sound having the final waveform through a sound generation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Seong Hyeon Kim, Dong Chul Park, Eun Soo Jo, Ki Woong Jeong
  • Publication number: 20160046234
    Abstract: A method for generating a virtual engine sound and a virtual engine sound generating system using the same involve determining a basic waveform of a virtual engine sound based on engine variables including an engine RPM, primarily correcting a basic level of the basic waveform based on environmental variables to determine a primarily corrected waveform, secondarily correcting the primarily corrected waveform based on reaction variables to determine a final waveform, and generating a virtual engine sound having the final waveform through a sound generation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Seong Hyeon KIM, Dong Chul PARK, Eun Soo JO, Ki Woong JEONG