Patents by Inventor Hyock In Kwon

Hyock In Kwon 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: 20210291778
    Abstract: A seat airbag for a vehicle is provided. The seat airbag is installed at a lateral side of a seat back to allow a cushion thereof to inflate forward. A front part of the cushion is divided into a head chamber disposed at an upper level, a chest chamber disposed at an intermediate level and a pelvis chamber disposed at a lower level. The airbag includes first to third tethers, which form a single cord connecting the chambers to one another, and are provided in the airbag to protect a passenger while surrounding the passenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventor: Hyock In Kwon
  • Publication number: 20210229623
    Abstract: An airbag apparatus for a vehicle is capable of protecting a collision object while protecting the vehicle and an occupant. In particular, the airbag apparatus is installed in a fully autonomous vehicle in which the occupant's position and posture are variable. The airbag apparatus includes an inflator provided at a pillar of a vehicle body and configured to generate working gas, a housing mounted to the pillar of the vehicle body, a cushion part accommodated in the housing and configured to be inflated as being discharged from the housing by receiving the working gas generated from the inflator for covering the vehicle, and a tether part provided in the cushion part to determine a deployment shape of the cushion part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hyock In KWON
  • Publication number: 20210170983
    Abstract: A seat-mounted airbag device may include a seatback cushion built in a seatback of a vehicle. The seatback cushion includes side portions configured to be deployed from both side peripheral portions of a seat to a front of the sear to protect sides of an occupant when deployed by gas supplied by an inflator into the seatback cushion. Chest portions of the seatback cushion extend from front ends of the side portions to surround a chest of the occupant to protect the chest of the occupant. The airbag device includes one or more seatback tethers connected to a seat frame and mounted in the seat. When the seatback cushion is deployed, the seatback tethers are deployed along with the seatback cushion to support the chest in a top-bottom direction thereof, thereby supporting an upper body of the occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Hundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyo Shub SHIN, Hyock In Kwon, Joo Seon Yoo, Choong Ryung Lee, Sang Won Hwangbo
  • Patent number: 11001225
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an airbag apparatus for a vehicle. The airbag apparatus is capable of protecting a collision object while protecting a vehicle and an occupant by being installed in a fully autonomous vehicle in which the occupant's position and posture are variable. The airbag apparatus includes an inflator provided outside a vehicle body and configured to generate working gas, a housing mounted to an edge of the vehicle body, a cushion part accommodated in the housing and configured to be inflated as being discharged from the housing by receiving the working gas generated from the inflator for covering a front of the vehicle body, and a tether part provided in the cushion part to determine a deployment shape of the cushion part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hyock In Kwon
  • Publication number: 20210122318
    Abstract: A side airbag (SAB) of a vehicle includes: a main chamber disposed in a seat to be deployed from a side surface portion of the seat and, when deployed, configured to cover at least one of a thoracic region, an abdomen region, or a pelvis region of an occupant; a main inflator configured to supply gas to the main chamber to deploy the main chamber; and an auxiliary chamber communicating with the main chamber to allow the gas inside the main chamber to be supplied to an interior of the auxiliary chamber and connected to the main chamber to be deploy above the main chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Joo Seon Yoo, Hyock In Kwon, Hyo Shub Shin
  • Patent number: 10974685
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an airbag for a vehicle. The airbag safely supports a passenger after deploying forward from behind a passenger in a seat. Additionally, the airbag is able to be changed in position to safely protect a passenger by changing the position even when the position of a seat is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Hyock In Kwon
  • Publication number: 20210061211
    Abstract: A seat airbag for a vehicle includes a first cushion and a second cushion located at the upper end portion of a seatback and configured to be inflated upwards on opposite sides of an occupant sitting in a seat and subsequently to be bent downwards from an upper side of the occupant to cause an end portion of each of the first cushion and the second cushion to be located in front of the occupant. A third cushion is disposed between the first cushion and the second cushion to connect the first cushion and the second cushion to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yu Mi Jung, Hyock In Kwon, Hyo Shub Shin
  • Patent number: 10870405
    Abstract: An airbag for a vehicle is provided. The airbag includes an airbag cushion that has a plurality of chambers and the plurality of chambers are connected to be interlocked with each other by an operation tether. Accordingly, when an occupant presses against a specific chamber due to a vehicle collision, the other chamber is deformed to wrap the occupant, thereby restraining the occupant in a seat and minimizing the occurrence of injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Hyock In Kwon
  • Publication number: 20200384941
    Abstract: A seat airbag for a vehicle is installed in a side part of a seat back and an airbag cushion thereof is deployed forward. A front portion of the cushion is divided into a head chamber disposed at an upper location, a chest chamber disposed at a central location and a pelvis chamber disposed at a lower location. The airbag protects a vehicle occupant while wrapping around the occupant with use of a first tether to a fourth tether that are integrally formed into a single string and connect the respective chambers to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventor: Hyock In Kwon
  • Patent number: 10759374
    Abstract: an airbag for a vehicle is provided. In particular, a deployment position of an airbag cushion is changed to correspond to the occupant's seating position or the occupant's lying position in response to the vehicle collision. Accordingly, the occupant is more safely protected regardless of seating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Joo Seon Yoo, Hyock In Kwon
  • Patent number: 10696265
    Abstract: A curtain airbag system of a vehicle is configured such that a position of an auxiliary chamber provided in a curtain airbag is changed to correspond to an occupant's seating posture or the occupant's lying posture in response to a vehicle collision, so that the occupant is safely protected in various seating postures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hyo Shub Shin, Hyock In Kwon
  • Publication number: 20200180550
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an airbag apparatus for a vehicle. The airbag apparatus is capable of protecting a collision object while protecting a vehicle and an occupant by being installed in a fully autonomous vehicle in which the occupant's position and posture are variable. The airbag apparatus includes an inflator provided outside a vehicle body and configured to generate working gas, a housing mounted to an edge of the vehicle body, a cushion part accommodated in the housing and configured to be inflated as being discharged from the housing by receiving the working gas generated from the inflator for covering a front of the vehicle body, and a tether part provided in the cushion part to determine a deployment shape of the cushion part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventor: Hyock In KWON
  • Patent number: 10618490
    Abstract: Disclosed is an occupant ankle protection apparatus for a vehicle. When an airbag cushion deploys, side portions support the fronts of both ankles of an occupant and a center portion is inserted between the ankles and supports the inner sides of the ankles. Accordingly, the apparatus is capable of preventing injury to the ankles of the occupant and preventing a secondary injury by allowing an occupant to escape from the vehicle after a vehicle collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Ji Son, Hyock In Kwon, Hyo Shub Shin, Bo Pil Seo
  • Patent number: 10543801
    Abstract: An airbag for a vehicle includes an airbag cushion and a tether. The airbag cushion is installed on one side of a seat and is composed of multiple chambers. When the airbag is deployed, the airbag cushion extends to a front side of the seat and the chambers are consecutively arranged in a superior-inferior direction of the seat. The tether connects the chambers to each other or connects one chamber to a vehicle body. The multiple chambers include a normal chamber deployed to the front side of the seat and a confining chamber bent toward an occupant when being deployed. The confining chamber is pressed by the adjacent normal chamber, or pulled or pressed by the tether. Thus, a front half portion of the confining chamber is folded toward a rear half portion of the confining chamber, thereby coming into tight contact with the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Hyock In Kwon
  • Patent number: 10543800
    Abstract: A side airbag device for a vehicle includes a lower chamber and an upper chamber to protect a passenger from a side impact in the event of a vehicle collision. The upper chamber is bent towards the passenger by a connecting tether to support a passenger's neck region and prevent the neck from being twisted. The restraint belt forms an inserting space in front of a passenger when the upper chamber is bent so that a passenger's shoulder region is inserted into the inserting space when the passenger is moved forwards by collision inertia. The passenger's shoulder region is surrounded and supported by the restraint belt so that the passenger's body is restrained by a seat. A passenger is protected from impact and simultaneously the passenger is restrained by the seat to minimize an injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hyock In Kwon
  • Publication number: 20190381968
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an airbag for a vehicle. The airbag safely supports a passenger after deploying forward from behind a passenger in a seat. Additionally, the airbag is able to be changed in position to safely protect a passenger by changing the position even when the position of a seat is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventor: Hyock In Kwon
  • Patent number: 10486638
    Abstract: An airbag for a vehicle includes a lower chamber and a confining chamber that confine the upper body of an occupant in a seat such that the upper body of the occupant cannot rotate in a lateral direction in the event of a side vehicle impact. The airbag further includes a protecting chamber coming into contact with the head of the occupant, thereby preventing the head of one occupant from colliding with the head of another occupant. The airbag provides secure protection for an occupant from an impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hyock In Kwon
  • Publication number: 20190283700
    Abstract: An airbag for a vehicle is provided. The airbag includes an airbag cushion that has a plurality of chambers and the plurality of chambers are connected to be interlocked with each other by an operation tether. Accordingly, when an occupant presses against a specific chamber due to a vehicle collision, the other chamber is deformed to wrap the occupant, thereby restraining the occupant in a seat and minimizing the occurrence of injury.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventor: Hyock In Kwon
  • Publication number: 20190176744
    Abstract: an airbag for a vehicle is provided. In particular, a deployment position of an airbag cushion is changed to correspond to the occupant's seating position or the occupant's lying position in response to the vehicle collision. Accordingly, the occupant is more safely protected regardless of seating position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Joo Seon Yoo, Hyock In Kwon
  • Publication number: 20190106076
    Abstract: A curtain airbag system of a vehicle is configured such that a position of an auxiliary chamber provided in a curtain airbag is changed to correspond to an occupant's seating posture or the occupant's lying posture in response to a vehicle collision, so that the occupant is safely protected in various seating postures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Hyo Shub Shin, Hyock In Kwon