Patents by Inventor Franklin Don BIEN

Franklin Don BIEN 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: 11317836
    Abstract: The present invention relates to non-invasive blood glucose measuring apparatus and method. More specifically, the apparatus is inserted into a blood vessel of a human body, and at a point of time when a measurement is desired, wirelessly transmits power so as to be operated, wherein a dipole antenna-form sensor measures a change in a specific parameter depending on a blood glucose level. The apparatus measures the blood glucose in a non-invasive manner, wherein a display unit that is present outside the human body receives the parameter value through wireless communication and displays a corresponding blood glucose level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: UNIST (ULSAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
    Inventors: Franklin Don Bien, Hee Don Jang, Kyung Min Na
  • Publication number: 20220071504
    Abstract: An antenna device includes: a first and a second conductive wire; a third and a fourth conductive wire which are disposed along a part of the boundary of a second area on a second plane parallel to and spaced apart from the first plane while being spaced apart from each other; a fifth and a sixth conductive wire which are disposed along a part of the boundary of a third area on a third plane parallel to and spaced apart from the second plane while being spaced apart from each other; connection parts connecting the second conductive wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: UNIST (ULSAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
    Inventors: Franklin Don Bien, Gang Il Byun
  • Publication number: 20220077571
    Abstract: A biosensor using an array antenna includes: at least two antenna elements that are spaced apart from each other along the lateral circumference of an object, radiate electromagnetic waves having a directivity toward the inside of the object, and receive a scattered electromagnetic field; a signal generator for generating a feed signal with a frequency sweep; a phase shifter for adjusting the phase of the feed signal and transmitting the feed signal to the at least two antenna elements; and a controller for detecting the location of a target part inside the object based on the scattered electromagnetic field received in response to the radiated electromagnetic waves by sweeping the frequency and phase of the feed signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: UNIST (ULSAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
    Inventors: Franklin Don Bien, Gang Il Byun
  • Patent number: 11234595
    Abstract: A bio sensor using electromagnetic waves according to an embodiment may comprise a resonator assembly, a power supply unit, and a processor. The resonator assembly may include at least one feeding line which is disposed along the outer edge of a feeding area and can feed electric power to the feeding area, and a pattern wire which is disposed along a pattern in the feeding area and can receive electric power from the feeding line through capacitive coupling. The power supply unit may supply electric power to the resonator assembly. While a frequency of the electric power is swept, the processor may acquire a parameter which is biometric data corresponding to a concentration of a target analyte existing around the resonator assembly and is related to a resonant frequency of the resonator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)
    Inventor: Franklin Don Bien
  • Patent number: 11179070
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a glucose measurement device which is arranged and operates under the skin of a subject. One embodiment can comprise: a transmitting unit for wirelessly receiving power and transmitting measured biometric-related parameters; a clock recovery unit for recovering a frequency used for the wireless power reception of the communication unit; a direct frequency synthesizer for converting the recovered frequency recovered by the clock recovery unit into a first band frequency; a clock control unit, which divides the recovered frequency so as to input same in an injection locked oscillator as a specific interval frequency; the injection locked oscillator, which receives the first band frequency and the specific interval frequency so as to output a second band frequency; and a measurement unit for measuring subcutaneous biometric-related parameters by using the second band frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)
    Inventor: Franklin Don Bien
  • Publication number: 20210186386
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a glucose measurement device which is arranged and operates under the skin of a subject. One embodiment can comprise: a transmitting unit for wirelessly receiving power and transmitting measured biometric-related parameters; a clock recovery unit for recovering a frequency used for the wireless power reception of the communication unit; a direct frequency synthesizer for converting the recovered frequency recovered by the clock recovery unit into a first band frequency; a clock control unit, which divides the recovered frequency so as to input same in an injection locked oscillator as a specific interval frequency; the injection locked oscillator, which receives the first band frequency and the specific interval frequency so as to output a second band frequency; and a measurement unit for measuring subcutaneous biometric-related parameters by using the second band frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: UNIST (ULSAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
    Inventor: Franklin Don Bien
  • Publication number: 20210186327
    Abstract: A bio sensor using electromagnetic waves according to an embodiment may comprise a resonator assembly, a power supply unit, and a processor. The resonator assembly may include at least one feeding line which is disposed along the outer edge of a feeding area and can feed electric power to the feeding area, and a pattern wire which is disposed along a pattern in the feeding area and can receive electric power from the feeding line through capacitive coupling. The power supply unit may supply electric power to the resonator assembly. While a frequency of the electric power is swept, the processor may acquire a parameter which is biometric data corresponding to a concentration of a target analyte existing around the resonator assembly and is related to a resonant frequency of the resonator assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: UNIST (ULSAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
    Inventor: Franklin Don Bien
  • Patent number: 10797399
    Abstract: A wireless power transmission system and communication system is disclosed. A wireless power transmission system and communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a transmission part which includes a first surface wave antenna, installed in a metal wall, for transmitting and receiving an electromagnetic surface wave flowing along a surface of the metal wall, and a first monopole antenna connected to the first surface wave antenna in parallel; and a reception part which includes at least one of a second monopole antenna and a second surface wave antenna, installed in a space partitioned by the metal wall, for receiving an electromagnetic surface wave flowing along the surface of the metal wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Franklin Don Bien, Sai Kiran Oruganti, Sang Hyun Heo, Woo Jin Park, Seok Tae Seo, Bon Young Lee
  • Publication number: 20200303819
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an interphone device for use in ships, the interphone device comprising: an input/output unit to which a voice is input or from which a voice is output; a transmission/reception circuit unit which receives the voice from the input/output unit and provides a first signal obtained by encoding and modulating the received voice; and an antenna which is attached to the metal hull of the ship, forms an electromagnetic field in the metal hull, and carries the first signal received from the transmission/reception circuit unit by the electromagnetic field, so as to propagate the first signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Chang Soo KANG, Na Young KIM, Eun Gyu BAE, Mi Young KIM, Chul Gyun PARK, Franklin Don BIEN
  • Patent number: 10636565
    Abstract: A signal transmitting/receiving device faces a conductor and communicates with another transmitting/receiving device. A signal transmitting/receiving device communicating with a counterpart device in an electromagnetic induction scheme via an adjacent conductive object, for example, comprises: a first layer which is formed of a conductive material, and comprises at least one opening facing the object; a second layer which is adjacent to the first layer on the side opposite the object, and is formed of a conductive material; and a third layer which is arranged between the first layer and the second layer, and exchanges an electromagnetic field comprising a signal with the object through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: UNIST (ULSAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
    Inventors: Franklin Don Bien, Saikiran Oruganti, Sang Hyun Heo, Hyung Gun Ma, Seok Tae Seo
  • Patent number: 10484049
    Abstract: A ship network communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention that enables data transmission and reception wirelessly in a ship regardless of the thickness of a bulkhead comprises: a first communication device, attached to a first bulkhead from among a plurality of bulkheads dividing a hull into a plurality of spaces, to receive transmission data transmitted from a transmitting terminal; and a second communication device, attached to a second bulkhead from among the bulkheads, to receive the transmission data from a first Ethernet communication module through near field communication and to transfer the received transmission data to a receiving terminal, wherein the first communication device and the second communication device perform near field communication using the first bulkhead and the second bulkhead as a communication medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)
    Inventor: Franklin Don Bien
  • Publication number: 20190254576
    Abstract: The present invention relates to non-invasive blood glucose measuring apparatus and method. More specifically, the apparatus is inserted into a blood vessel of a human body, and at a point of time when a measurement is desired, wirelessly transmits power so as to be operated, wherein a dipole antenna-form sensor measures a change in a specific parameter depending on a blood glucose level. The apparatus measures the blood glucose in a non-invasive manner, wherein a display unit that is present outside the human body receives the parameter value through wireless communication and displays a corresponding blood glucose level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: UNIST (ULSAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
    Inventors: Franklin Don BIEN, Hee Don Jang, Kyung Min Na
  • Publication number: 20190214734
    Abstract: A wireless power transmission system and communication system is disclosed. A wireless power transmission system and communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a transmission part which includes a first surface wave antenna, installed in a metal wall, for transmitting and receiving an electromagnetic surface wave flowing along a surface of the metal wall, and a first monopole antenna connected to the first surface wave antenna in parallel; and a reception part which includes at least one of a second monopole antenna and a second surface wave antenna, installed in a space partitioned by the metal wall, for receiving an electromagnetic surface wave flowing along the surface of the metal wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Franklin Don Bien, Sai Kiran Oruganti, Sang Hyun Heo, Woo Jin Park, Seok Tae Seo, Bon Young Lee
  • Publication number: 20190006875
    Abstract: Disclosed is a door lock charging apparatus for receiving power from an external power supply and generating an electromagnetic field for charging a door lock apparatus, the door lock charging apparatus including an electromagnetic field generator electrically connected to a power supply and configured to generate an electromagnetic field on the conductive surface using the power supply and a charger configured to propagate the generated electromagnetic field to a door lock apparatus attached to a second position on the conductive surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Franklin Don Bien, Saikiran Oruganti, Jagannath Malik, Woojin Park, Bonyoung Lee, Nakyoung Ko, Seongkyu Song, Seoktae Seo, Chang Soo Kang, Chul Gyun Park
  • Publication number: 20180226187
    Abstract: A signal transmitting/receiving device faces a conductor and communicates with another transmitting/receiving device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: UNIST (ULSAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TEC HNOLOGY)
    Inventors: Franklin Don BIEN, Saikiran ORUGANTI, Sang Hyun HEO, Hyung Gun MA, Seok Tae SEO
  • Publication number: 20180205415
    Abstract: A ship network communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention that enables data transmission and reception wirelessly in a ship regardless of the thickness of a bulkhead comprises: a first communication device, attached to a first bulkhead from among a plurality of bulkheads dividing a hull into a plurality of spaces, to receive transmission data transmitted from a transmitting terminal; and a second communication device, attached to a second bulkhead from among the bulkheads, to receive the transmission data from a first Ethernet communication module through near field communication and to transfer the received transmission data to a receiving terminal, wherein the first communication device and the second communication device perform near field communication using the first bulkhead and the second bulkhead as a communication medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)
    Inventor: Franklin Don Bien
  • Patent number: 9563306
    Abstract: Disclosed is a touch sensor, including: a plurality of driving electrodes; a plurality of detection electrodes positioned to cross the driving electrodes; and a driver configured to supply driving signals corresponding to driving codes to the driving electrodes, in which the driver supplies the same driving signal as that of a previous driving period to a corresponding driving electrode for a current driving period when the driving code is set to a first value, and supplies a driving signal different from that of the previous driving period to the corresponding driving electrode for the current driving period when the driving code is set to a second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignees: Samsung Display Co., Ltd., UNIST Academy—Industry Research Corporation
    Inventors: Junil Kwon, Jaejoon Kim, Franklin Don Bien, Hyunggun Ma, Sanghyun Heo
  • Publication number: 20160124566
    Abstract: Disclosed is a touch sensor, including: a plurality of driving electrodes; a plurality of detection electrodes positioned to cross the driving electrodes; and a driver configured to supply driving signals corresponding to driving codes to the driving electrodes, in which the driver supplies the same driving signal as that of a previous driving period to a corresponding driving electrode for a current driving period when the driving code is set to a first value, and supplies a driving signal different from that of the previous driving period to the corresponding driving electrode for the current driving period when the driving code is set to a second value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Junil KWON, Jaejoon KIM, Franklin Don BIEN, Hyunggun MA, Sanghyun HEO