Patents by Inventor Hee-seob Ryu

Hee-seob Ryu 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: 20200302935
    Abstract: A voice control method and display apparatus are provided. The voice control method includes converting a voice of a user into text in response to the voice being input during a voice input mode; performing a control operation corresponding to the text; determining whether speech of the user has finished based on a result of the performing the control operation; awaiting input of a subsequent voice of the user during a predetermined standby time in response to determining that the speech of the user has not finished; and releasing the voice input mode in response to determining that the speech of the user has finished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-wook CHOI, Hee-seob RYU, Hee-ran LEE, Sung-pil HWANG
  • Patent number: 10720162
    Abstract: A voice control method and display apparatus are provided. The voice control method includes converting a voice of a user into text in response to the voice being input during a voice input mode; performing a control operation corresponding to the text; determining whether speech of the user has finished based on a result of the performing the control operation; awaiting input of a subsequent voice of the user during a predetermined standby time in response to determining that the speech of the user has not finished; and releasing the voice input mode in response to determining that the speech of the user has finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-wook Choi, Hee-seob Ryu, Hee-ran Lee, Sung-pil Hwang
  • Publication number: 20190341051
    Abstract: A voice control method and display apparatus are provided. The voice control method includes converting a voice of a user into text in response to the voice being input during a voice input mode; performing a control operation corresponding to the text; determining whether speech of the user has finished based on a result of the performing the control operation; awaiting input of a subsequent voice of the user during a predetermined standby time in response to determining that the speech of the user has not finished; and releasing the voice input mode in response to determining that the speech of the user has finished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-wook CHOI, Hee-seob RYU, Hee-ran LEE, Sung-pil HWANG
  • Patent number: 10468023
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display apparatus and a method of controlling the display apparatus. The display apparatus includes: a signal receiver configured to receive a broadcasting signal; a display configured to display an image based on the received broadcasting signal; a sound receiver configured to receive a sound spoken by a user; a first sound recognizer configured to be supplied with power when the display apparatus is in a standby mode, and determine whether the received sound is a reserved word candidate having a high probability of corresponding to a reserved word; a second sound recognizer configured to be supplied with power when the received sound is determined as the reserved word candidate and to determine whether the received sound is the reserved word; and a controller configured to control the preset operation to be performed when the received sound is determined as the reserved word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-jun Ryu, Dong-Wan Kim, Jae-hyun Bae, Ki-hoon Shin, Nam-gook Cho, Byeong-seob Ko, Ki-beom Kim, Hee-seob Ryu
  • Patent number: 10395657
    Abstract: A voice control method and display apparatus are provided. The voice control method includes converting a voice of a user into text in response to the voice being input during a voice input mode; performing a control operation corresponding to the text; determining whether speech of the user has finished based on a result of the performing the control operation; awaiting input of a subsequent voice of the user during a predetermined standby time in response to determining that the speech of the user has not finished; and releasing the voice input mode in response to determining that the speech of the user has finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-wook Choi, Hee-seob Ryu, Hee-ran Lee, Sung-pil Hwang
  • Publication number: 20190244619
    Abstract: An electronic device and a voice recognition method thereof are provided. A voice recognition method of an electronic device includes receiving trigger voice, storing a characteristic of the trigger voice for voice verification by analyzing the trigger voice. When a user issues a voice command, determining whether the user voice command comprises the characteristic belonging to the trigger voice, and performing function of the electronic device corresponding to the user voice command based on the determination. Accordingly, users may easily use the voice recognition function of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nam-yeong Kwon, Hee-seob Ryu, Kyung-mi Park, Chan-sik Bok, Chan-hee Choi
  • Patent number: 10304443
    Abstract: An electronic device and a voice recognition method thereof are provided. A voice recognition method of an electronic device includes receiving trigger voice, storing a characteristic of the trigger voice for voice verification by analyzing the trigger voice. When a user issues a voice command, determining whether the user voice command comprises the characteristic belonging to the trigger voice, and performing function of the electronic device corresponding to the user voice command based on the determination. Accordingly, users may easily use the voice recognition function of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nam-yeong Kwon, Hee-seob Ryu, Kyung-mi Park, Chan-sik Bok, Chan-hee Choi
  • Publication number: 20190057702
    Abstract: A voice control method and display apparatus are provided. The voice control method includes converting a voice of a user into text in response to the voice being input during a voice input mode; performing a control operation corresponding to the text; determining whether speech of the user has finished based on a result of the performing the control operation; awaiting input of a subsequent voice of the user during a predetermined standby time in response to determining that the speech of the user has not finished; and releasing the voice input mode in response to determining that the speech of the user has finished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-wook CHOI, Hee-seob RYU, Hee-ran LEE, Sung-pil HWANG
  • Patent number: 10140990
    Abstract: A voice control method and display apparatus are provided. The voice control method includes converting a voice of a user into text in response to the voice being input during a voice input mode; performing a control operation corresponding to the text; determining whether speech of the user has finished based on a result of the performing the control operation; awaiting input of a subsequent voice of the user during a predetermined standby time in response to determining that the speech of the user has not finished; and releasing the voice input mode in response to determining that the speech of the user has finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-wook Choi, Hee-seob Ryu, Hee-ran Lee, Sung-pil Hwang
  • Patent number: 10068572
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, which includes a voice input receiver configured to receive a voice input of user, a signal processor configured to recognize and process the received voice input received through the voice input receiver, a buffer configured to store the voice input, and a controller configured to determine whether a voice recognition function of the signal processor is activated and control the signal processor to recognize the voice input stored in the buffer in response to the voice recognition function being determined to be activated. The controller is further configured to store the received voice input in the buffer in response to the received voice input being input through the voice input receiver while the voice recognition function is not activated, so that the received voice input is recognized by the signal processor when the voice recognition function is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chan-hee Choi, Kyung-mi Park, Hee-seob Ryu, Chan-sik Bok
  • Patent number: 10062376
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electronic apparatus and a voice recognition method for the same. The voice recognition method for the electronic apparatus includes: receiving an input voice of a user; determining characteristics of the user; and recognizing the input voice based on the determined characteristics of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hee-seob Ryu, Seung-kwon Park, Jong-ho Lea, Jong-hyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 10043537
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display apparatus, a voice acquiring apparatus and a voice recognition method thereof, the display apparatus including: a display unit which displays an image; a communication unit which communicates with a plurality of external apparatuses; and a controller which includes a voice recognition engine to recognize a user's voice, receives a voice signal from a voice acquiring unit, and controls the communication unit to receive candidate instruction words from at least one of the plurality of external apparatuses to recognize the received voice signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-hyuk Jang, Chan-hee Choi, Hee-seob Ryu, Kyung-mi Park, Seung-kwon Park, Jae-hyun Bae
  • Patent number: 9830907
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display apparatus and a method of controlling the display apparatus. The display apparatus includes: a signal receiver configured to receive a broadcasting signal; a display configured to display an image based on the received broadcasting signal; a sound receiver configured to receive a sound spoken by a user; a first sound recognizer configured to be supplied with power when the display apparatus is in a standby mode, and determine whether the received sound is a reserved word candidate having a high probability of corresponding to a reserved word; a second sound recognizer configured to be supplied with power when the received sound is determined as the reserved word candidate and to determine whether the received sound is the reserved word; and a controller configured to control the preset operation to be performed when the received sound is determined as the reserved word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-jun Ryu, Dong-Wan Kim, Jae-hyun Bae, Ki-hoon Shin, Nam-gook Cho, Byeong-seob Ko, Ki-beom Kim, Hee-seob Ryu
  • Publication number: 20170337937
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display apparatus, a voice acquiring apparatus and a voice recognition method thereof, the display apparatus including: a display unit which displays an image; a communication unit which communicates with a plurality of external apparatuses; and a controller which includes a voice recognition engine to recognize a user's voice, receives a voice signal from a voice acquiring unit, and controls the communication unit to receive candidate instruction words from at least one of the plurality of external apparatuses to recognize the received voice signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-hyuk JANG, Chan-hee CHOI, Hee-seob RYU, Kyung-mi PARK, Seung-kwon PARK, Jae-hyun BAE
  • Publication number: 20170330568
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display apparatus and a method of controlling the display apparatus. The display apparatus includes: a signal receiver configured to receive a broadcasting signal; a display configured to display an image based on the received broadcasting signal; a sound receiver configured to receive a sound spoken by a user; a first sound recognizer configured to be supplied with power when the display apparatus is in a standby mode, and determine whether the received sound is a reserved word candidate having a high probability of corresponding to a reserved word; a second sound recognizer configured to be supplied with power when the received sound is determined as the reserved word candidate and to determine whether the received sound is the reserved word; and a controller configured to control the preset operation to be performed when the received sound is determined as the reserved word.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-jun RYU, Dong-Wan KIM, Jae-hyun BAE, Ki-hoon SHIN, Nam-gook CHO, Byeong-seob KO, Ki-beom KIM, Hee-seob RYU
  • Patent number: 9767352
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for analyzing body part association. The apparatus and method may recognize at least one body part from a user image extracted from an observed image, select at least one candidate body part based on association of the at least one body part, and output a user pose skeleton related to the user image based on the selected at least one candidate body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung In Yoo, Hee Seob Ryu, Chang Kyu Choi, Chang Kyo Lee, Jae Joon Han
  • Patent number: 9733895
    Abstract: A method for controlling an electronic apparatus which uses voice recognition, and an electronic apparatus applying the same are provided. The method includes, in response to a voice start command being input through a first microphone included in the electronic apparatus, converting a mode of the electronic apparatus to a first voice task mode and displaying a first icon corresponding to the first voice task mode; in response to the voice start command being input through a second microphone included in a remote control device, converting the mode of the electronic apparatus to a second voice task mode and displaying a second icon corresponding to the second voice task mode; displaying voice guide information; and in response to a user voice being input while the voice guide information is displayed, displaying a list including a plurality of items related to the user voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-geun Kim, Yoo-tai Kim, Seung-dong Yu, Sang-jin Han, Hee-seob Ryu
  • Patent number: 9710068
    Abstract: In an apparatus and method for controlling an interface, a user interface (UI) may be controlled using information on a hand motion and a gaze of a user without separate tools such as a mouse and a keyboard. That is, the UI control method provides more intuitive, immersive, and united control of the UI. Since a region of interest (ROI) sensing the hand motion of the user is calculated using a UI object that is controlled based on the hand motion within the ROI, the user may control the UI object in the same method and feel regardless of a distance from the user to a sensor. In addition, since positions and directions of view points are adjusted based on a position and direction of the gaze, a binocular 2D/3D image based on motion parallax may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung In Yoo, Chang Kyu Choi, Jae Joon Han, Du Sik Park, Hee Seob Ryu
  • Publication number: 20170053649
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a voice input receiver configured to receive a voice input of user; a signal processor configured to recognize and process the received voice input received through the voice input receiver; a buffer configured to store the voice input; and a controller configured to determine whether a voice recognition function of the signal processor is activated and control the signal processor to recognize the voice input stored in the buffer in response to the voice recognition function being determined to be activated wherein the controller is further configured to store the received voice input in the buffer in response to the received voice input being input through the voice input receiver while the voice recognition function is not activated, so that the received voice input is recognized by the signal processor when the voice recognition function is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chan-hee CHOI, Kyung-mi PARK, Hee-seob RYU, Chan-sik BOK
  • Patent number: 9519455
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, which includes a voice input receiver configured to receive a voice input of user, a signal processor configured to recognize and process the received voice input received through the voice input receiver, a buffer configured to store the voice input, and a controller configured to determine whether a voice recognition function of the signal processor is activated and control the signal processor to recognize the voice input stored in the buffer in response to the voice recognition function being determined to be activated. The controller is further configured to store the received voice input in the buffer in response to the received voice input being input through the voice input receiver while the voice recognition function is not activated, so that the received voice input is recognized by the signal processor when the voice recognition function is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chan-hee Choi, Kyung-mi Park, Hee-seob Ryu, Chan-sik Bok