Patents by Inventor Ig Geun Kwon

Ig Geun 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).

  • Patent number: 10442262
    Abstract: A hybrid arm according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include: a first body made of a metal material and formed with a plurality of end portions; a second body formed so as to fill an inner side of the first body by being insert-injection-molded to the first body; and a ball joint formed integrally at a first end portion among the plurality of end portions of the first body. The ball joint may include: a reinforcement member coupled to the first end portion; a bearing member formed with a space therein; a ball stud including a ball rotatably inserted into the space of the bearing member and a rod extending upward of the ball; and a housing interposed between the reinforcement member and the bearing member and formed integrally with the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ILJIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae-Sung Kwon, Sung-Geun Lee, Byong Suk Yu, Se Woong Jeong, Hyun-Woo Kim, Hyuk Kwon, Ig-Jin Kwon, Young In Yoon, Min Kook Park, Soon Chan Kwon
  • Publication number: 20180057992
    Abstract: A laundry machine and a control method thereof are provided in which laundering ability may be improved while also improving efficiency and noise/vibration. The laundry machine employs a plurality of drum motions by varying drum rotational speed, drum rotational direction, and drum starting and stopping point, to provide different motion of laundry items in the drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: In Ho CHO, Hyung Yong Kim, Eun Jin Park, Ig Geun Kwon, Sang Il Hwang, Han Su Jung, Kyung Chul Woo, Byung Keol Choi, Myong Hun Im, Soo Young Oh, Moon Hee Hong, Woo Young Kim, Sang Heon Lee
  • Patent number: 9828715
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laundry machine having a drying function for drying an object to be dried, especially clothes. In the laundry machine according to one embodiment of the present invention, lint and the like that may be contained in the hot air are removed by the filter, whereby the lint and the like can be prevented from being piled on the duct. Also, the filter is placed in a way that it is exposed into the tub, whereby the filter can be cleaned automatically while it is being driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ig Geun Kwon, Sangwook Hong, Youngsuk Kim, Hyunseok Seo
  • Patent number: 9752266
    Abstract: A supporting structure of a tub for a laundry machine is provided. The laundry machine includes a cabinet to form an outer appearance having a base, a tub arranged in the cabinet, a drum rotatably placed in the tub, a suspension that flexibly supports the drum, and a support, separate from the suspension, provided at the base to support vertically a weight of the tub. Due to the supporting structure of the laundry machine, a capacity of the tub of the laundry machine is increased. A support stability of the capacity-increased tub is enhanced by vertically supporting the weight of the tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jung Tae Song, Ig Geun Kwon, Suk Yun Moon, Soo Bong Kim, Dong Il Lee
  • Patent number: 9587341
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laundry machine for treating laundry. One embodied laundry machine may have an opening in the rear of the tub. A flexible material is connected between the drive assembly and the rear opening of the tub for sealing therebetween. The flexible material allows the drive assembly to move or vibrate relatively to the tub. The flexible material may be referred to as a flexible sealer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jung Tae Song, Soo Bong Kim, Ig Geun Kwon, Hee Tae Lim, Min Gyu Jo
  • Patent number: 9447534
    Abstract: A laundry machine is disclosed. The bearing housing and the suspensions may be distant from each other with respect to a radial direction as well as an axial direction of the shaft. As a result, the suspension unit may include a radial bracket extended radially or axial bracket extended axially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jung Tae Song, Hyun Seok Seo, Soo Bong Kim, Ig Geun Kwon, Young Suk Kim, Hee Tae Lim, Min Gyu Jo
  • Patent number: 9422657
    Abstract: The patent application refers to a washing machine including a cabinet rear (620) which forms a rear side of the washing machine, a tub (10) for holding washing water, a drum (30) rotatably mounted to the tub (10), a drum (30), a bearing housing (400) for rotatably supporting the rotation shaft (351), a motor for rotating the rotation shaft (351), and a suspension assembly (40) for supportably buffering vibration of the drum (30), wherein the washing machine further includes a coupling portion (124a) which is a projection from an outside surface of a rear side of the tub (10) for fastening to the cabinet rear (620).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ig Geun Kwon, Soo Bong Kim
  • Patent number: 9404209
    Abstract: A laundry machine is disclosed. The laundry machine includes a tub configured to receive wash water, a drum rotatably installed in the tub, a shaft connected with the drum, a bearing housing (400) configured to support the shaft, a tub back (130) coupled to inner and outer circumferences of a front surface of the bearing housing (400), a rear gasket connected between the tub back (130) and the tub and a suspension unit configured to support vibration of the drum suspendingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Soo Bong Kim, Ig Geun Kwon, Young Suk Kim, Hyun Seok Seo, Min Gyu Jo
  • Patent number: 9284677
    Abstract: A laundry machine is provided that includes a tub that holds washing water, a drum rotatably mounted in the tub, a drive having a rotational shaft connected to the drum, a bearing housing that rotatably supports the rotational shaft, a motor that rotates the rotational shaft, and a suspension assembly that supportably buffers vibration of the drum. An up/down direction height of a front of the tub is greater than a left/right direction width of the tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ig Geun Kwon, Soo Bong Kim
  • Patent number: 9260812
    Abstract: A laundry machine for treating laundry is disclosed. The laundry machine includes a front gasket having a structure capable of effectively preventing leakage of wash water or effectively preventing laundry or foreign matter from being introduced between a tub and a drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Suk Yun Moon, Min Gyu Jo, Ig Geun Kwon, Soo Bong Kim, Dong Il Lee
  • Patent number: 9255353
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laundry machine having a drying function for drying an object to be dried, especially clothes. In the laundry machine according to one embodiment of the present invention, lint and the like that may be contained in the hot air are removed by the filter, whereby the lint and the like can be prevented from being piled on the duct. Also, the filter is placed in a way that it is exposed into the tub, whereby the filter can be cleaned automatically while it is being driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ig Geun Kwon, Sangwook Hong, Youngsuk Kim, Hyunseok Seo
  • Patent number: 9200837
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laundry machine having a drying function for drying an object to be dried, especially clothes. In the laundry machine according to one embodiment of the present invention, lint and the like that may be contained in the hot air are removed by the filter, whereby the lint and the like can be prevented from being piled on the duct. Also, the filter is placed in a way that it is exposed into the tub, whereby the filter can be cleaned automatically while it is being driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ig Geun Kwon, Sangwook Hong, Youngsuk Kim, Hyunseok Seo
  • Patent number: 9200838
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laundry machine having a drying function for drying an object to be dried, especially clothes. In the laundry machine according to one embodiment of the present invention, lint and the like that may be contained in the hot air are removed by the filter, whereby the lint and the like can be prevented from being piled on the duct. Also, the filter is placed in a way that it is exposed into the tub, whereby the filter can be cleaned automatically while it is being driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ig Geun Kwon, Sangwook Hong, Youngsuk Kim, Hyunseok Seo
  • Patent number: 9194073
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laundry machine having a drying function for drying an object to be dried, especially clothes. In the laundry machine according to one embodiment of the present invention, lint and the like that may be contained in the hot air are removed by the filter, whereby the lint and the like can be prevented from being piled on the duct. Also, the filter is placed in a way that it is exposed into the tub, whereby the filter can be cleaned automatically while it is being driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ig Geun Kwon, Sangwook Hong, Youngsuk Kim, Hyunseok Seo
  • Patent number: 9187857
    Abstract: A laundry machine is disclosed. A laundry machine includes a tub (120) to hold water therein, a drum (320) provided in the tub (120), a shaft (351) connected to the drum (320), passing the tub (120), a bearing housing (400) secured to the tub (120), the bearing housing (400) supporting the shaft (351) and a motor (M) rotating the shaft (351), and a water seal (10) provided between the tub (120) and the bearing housing (400) to maintain gas tight of the bearing housing (400) and of the shaft (351). As a result the laundry machine may improve capacity of the tub (120) and maintain gas tight of the tub (120) efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jung Tae Song, Hyun Seok Seo, Ig Geun Kwon, Min Gyu Jo, Hee Tae Lim, Soo Bong Kim
  • Patent number: 9175431
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laundry machine for treating laundry. One embodiment of the laundry machine may include a water supply valve, a drum (30) in which laundry is placed, a tub (20) in which the drum (30) is rotatably placed, the tub (20) having an extended portion (23a) which extends forward and have an opening at a front portion thereof for laundry entrance, and a tub water supply portion (140), and a water supply line to guide water from the water supply valve to the tub water supply portion (140).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sang Hun Kim, Soo Bong Kim, Jung Tae Song, Ig Geun Kwon, Suk Yun Moon, Hee Tae Lim, Dong Il Lee
  • Patent number: 9127397
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a washing machine (100) including a cabinet (110) having a base (1.11), a tub (120) fixedly secured to an inside of the cabinet (110), a drum (130) rotatable provided in the tub (120), a rotation shaft (140) passed through the tub (120) from a rear of the drum (130), a bearing housing (150) connected to the rotation shaft (140), a suspension assembly (170) for buffering and supporting a structure connected to the bearing housing (150), a driving motor (181) provided to the suspension assembly (170) and a power transmission member (182) for transmission of the rotation force from the driving motor (181) to the rotation shaft (140), thereby permitting to increase a capacity of the washing machine (100) by changing the structure or the washing machine (100) and increase the rotation efficiency of the drum (130) by providing a driving structure which rotates the drum (130) and has an increased capacity by thus effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Suk Yun Moon, Ig Geun Kwon, Dong Il Lee
  • Patent number: 9103063
    Abstract: A laundry machine is provided, in which a displacement of a drum may be relatively smaller in a left-and-right direction than in other directions. To this end, a suspension assembly may be configured such that a stiffness thereof for the displacement of the drum is greater in the left-and-right direction than in an up-and-down or front-and-rear direction. Thus, a laundry machine having an enlarged capacity is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ig Geun Kwon, Jae Hyun Choi
  • Patent number: 9051678
    Abstract: Disclosed is a laundry machine having an increased wash capacity. The laundry machine includes a cabinet, a tub connected to vibration sources through a vibration transmission blocking member, a drum rotatably provided in the tub, a suspension unit to substantially damp and support the vibration sources, and ball balancers, each of which includes a race, balls contained in the race, and an oil filing the race, provided on the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Young Suk Kim, Hyun Seok Seo, Suk Yun Moon, Dong II Lee, Ig Geun Kwon
  • Patent number: 9051679
    Abstract: A laundry machine is disclosed. The laundry machine includes a tub comprising a front surface part (112) having an opening formed in a center thereof to introduce laundry therein, a drum rotatably provided in the tub, the drum having an opening formed therein to load the laundry therein, and a gasket (200) provided between an inner surface of the front surface of the tub and a front end of the opening of the drum. The gasket (200) comprises a plurality of ribs (205a, 205b, 205c) arranged along a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ig Geun Kwon, Soo Bong Kim, Min Gyu Jo