Patents by Inventor In-sung Joe

In-sung Joe 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: 20220149091
    Abstract: Provided is an image sensor including a substrate, an element separation film provided on the substrate and having a mesh shape, a plurality of pixel regions formed by the element separation film, the plurality of pixel regions including a first pixel region and a second pixel region that is adjacent to the first pixel region, the element separation film being interposed between the first pixel region and the second pixel region, a first lens provided to extend along the first pixel region and the second pixel region, a first color filter configured to transmit light focused by the first lens to the first pixel region and the second pixel region, and a color filter grid forming a region in which the first color filter is provided, and at least partially overlapping the first pixel region and the second pixel region in a vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: In Sung JOE, Min Kyung KIM, Min Kwan KIM, Ji Su KIM, Tae Hoon KIM
  • Publication number: 20220139989
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a first substrate including a focus pixel region and pixel regions around the focus pixel region, each of the focus pixel region and the pixel regions including at least one photoelectric conversion region, color filters provided on the focus pixel region and the pixel regions, respectively, and on a first surface of the first substrate, and micro lenses provided on the color filters, respectively. The micro lenses include an auto-focus lens on the focus pixel region, a first micro lens adjacent to the auto-focus lens, and a standard micro lens spaced apart from the auto-focus lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Inyong PARK, Minkwan KIM, In Sung JOE, Jinhyung KIM, Dhami PARK, Kisang YOON
  • Publication number: 20220115422
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image sensor including a substrate that includes a plurality of pixel sections and having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, an antireflective layer disposed on the second surface of the substrate, a passivation layer disposed on the antireflective layer, a plurality of color filters disposed on the passivation layer and corresponding pixel sections, a plurality of micro-lenses disposed on the color filters, and a gap region that separates the micro-lenses from each other. The gap region extends between the color filters and separates the color filters from each other. The gap region exposes a portion of a top surface of the passivation layer. A thickness of the passivation layer is less than a thickness of the antireflective layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: MINKWAN KIM, IN SUNG JOE, Jinhyung KIM, Dhami PARK, INYONG PARK, Kisang YOON
  • Patent number: 11264414
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a semiconductor substrate having opposite first and second surfaces, a wiring structure on the first surface of the semiconductor substrate, and a refractive structure on the second surface of the semiconductor substrate. The refractive structure includes a first anti-reflective layer on the second surface of the semiconductor substrate, a refractive pattern on the first anti-reflective layer, an insulation layer on the first anti-reflective layer, and a second anti-reflective layer on the refractive pattern and the insulation layer. The refractive pattern includes first refractive parts spaced apart from each other in a first direction parallel to the second surface of the semiconductor substrate, and the insulation layer fills spaces between the first refractive parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Ishii, Tae-hyoung Kim, Min-ho Jang, In-sung Joe
  • Publication number: 20220059596
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a first chip that includes a pixel region and a pad region, and a second chip that is in contact with one surface of the first chip and includes circuits that drive the first chip. The first chip includes a first substrate, an interlayer insulating layer disposed between the first substrate and the second chip, first interconnection lines disposed in the interlayer insulating layer, a conductive pad disposed in the pad region between the second chip and the first interconnection lines, and a recess region formed in the pad region that penetrates the first substrate and the interlayer insulating layer and exposes the conductive pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: MINHO JANG, KYOUNGWON NA, SEUNGKUK KANG, HYUNCHUL KIM, HYUN YOUNG YEO, IN SUNG JOE
  • Publication number: 20210134869
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a substrate having a first surface, a charge storage portion disposed in the substrate, a light-blocking pattern disposed on the first surface overlapping the charge storage portion, and a low-refractive index pattern on the light-blocking pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: MINHO JANG, JEONGSOON KANG, TAEHYOUNG KIM, MASARU ISHII, IN SUNG JOE
  • Publication number: 20210127571
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a swing assistance device for a brush cutter. The swing assistance device includes: a bracket; a coupling unit disposed on the top surface of the bracket, and coupled to a shaft at an inclined angle; left and right extension rods configured such that the outer ends thereof are located on both sides of a blade with the inner ends thereof coupled to both sides of the bracket; left and right rotation parts rotatably coupled to the outer ends of the left and right extension rods, and configured to, when the shaft swings in left-right directions, rotate while drawing arcs and assist in the swing operation; and a plurality of rotation rollers rotatably coupled to the outer circumference of each of the left and right rotation parts, and configured to, when the shaft swings in the left-right directions, rotate and assist in the swing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventor: Sung Joe CHUNG
  • Patent number: 10923518
    Abstract: An image sensor and a method of fabricating the same are provided. The image sensor includes a substrate including photoelectric elements, a first color filter disposed on the substrate, a second color filter disposed on the substrate to be adjacent to the first color filter, a covering film disposed between sidewalls of the first and second color filters, and an air gap formed in the covering film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Ki Kim, Jung Chak Ahn, In Sung Joe
  • Patent number: 10910792
    Abstract: Hybrid silicon lasers are provided including a bulk silicon substrate, a localized insulating layer that extends on at least a portion of the bulk silicon substrate, an optical waveguide structure on an upper surface of the localized insulating layer. The optical waveguide structure includes an optical waveguide including a silicon layer. A lasing structure is provided on the optical waveguide structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-jae Shin, Dong-hyun Kim, Seong-gu Kim, In-sung Joe, Kyoung-ho Ha
  • Publication number: 20200403025
    Abstract: An image sensor and a method of manufacturing thereof are provided. The image sensor includes a substrate, a grid structure, and color filters. The substrate includes a pixel separation structure defining pixel regions, and a sub-pixel regions for each pixel region. The grid structure is disposed on the substrate and includes first fence segments provided between the sub-pixel regions, and second fence segments provided between neighboring pixel regions. The grid structure defines openings corresponding respectively to the sub-pixel regions. The color filters are disposed in the openings defined by the grid structure. Each of the color filters has a flat top surface and the flat top surface of each color filter is parallel to a bottom surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongki Kim, Donghyun Kim, Minkwan Kim, Minkyung Kim, Minho Jang, In Sung Joe
  • Publication number: 20200227452
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a semiconductor substrate having opposite first and second surfaces, a wiring structure on the first surface of the semiconductor substrate, and a refractive structure on the second surface of the semiconductor substrate. The refractive structure includes a first anti-reflective layer on the second surface of the semiconductor substrate, a refractive pattern on the first anti-reflective layer, an insulation layer on the first anti-reflective layer, and a second anti-reflective layer on the refractive pattern and the insulation layer. The refractive pattern includes first refractive parts spaced apart from each other in a first direction parallel to the second surface of the semiconductor substrate, and the insulation layer fills spaces between the first refractive parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Masaru Ishii, Tae-hyoung Kim, Min-ho Jang, In-sung Joe
  • Publication number: 20190288485
    Abstract: Hybrid silicon lasers are provided including a bulk silicon substrate, a localized insulating layer that extends on at least a portion of the bulk silicon substrate, an optical waveguide structure on an upper surface of the localized insulating layer. The optical waveguide structure includes an optical waveguide including a silicon layer. A lasing structure is provided on the optical waveguide structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Dong-jae SHIN, Dong-hyun KIM, Seong-gu KIM, In-sung JOE, Kyoung-ho HA
  • Publication number: 20190157329
    Abstract: An image sensor and a method of fabricating the same are provided. The image sensor includes a substrate including photoelectric elements, a first color filter disposed on the substrate, a second color filter disposed on the substrate to be adjacent to the first color filter, a covering film disposed between sidewalls of the first and second color filters, and an air gap formed in the covering film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Ki KIM, Jung Chak Ahn, In Sung Joe
  • Patent number: 9939596
    Abstract: An optical integrated circuit (IC) package includes an optical IC including an optical IC substrate, an optical IC including an optical IC substrate, an electrical integrated circuit device (EICD) on the optical IC substrate, at least one optical device spaced apart from the EICD on the optical IC substrate, an optical interface on a first side of the optical IC substrate, an electrical interface located on a second side of the optical IC substrate, and an encapsulation member configured to encapsulate the optical IC, the EICD, the at least one optical device, the optical interface, and the electrical interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho-chul Ji, Keun-yeong Cho, In-sung Joe
  • Patent number: 9767869
    Abstract: A memory system in accordance with an embodiment of the inventive concept includes a memory controller comprising a controller optical transmission unit photoelectrically-converting a data signal to output a first optical modulation signal and a second optical modulation signal, a first memory device which is optically connected with the memory controller to receive the first optical modulation signal, and a second memory device which is optically connected with the memory controller to receive the second optical modulation signal. The first optical modulation signal and the second optical modulation signal are complementary to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyunil Byun, In Sung Joe, Dong Jae Shin
  • Publication number: 20170123173
    Abstract: An optical integrated circuit (IC) package includes an optical IC including an optical IC substrate, an optical IC including an optical IC substrate, an electrical integrated circuit device (EICD) on the optical IC substrate, at least one optical device spaced apart from the EICD on the optical IC substrate, an optical interface on a first side of the optical IC substrate, an electrical interface located on a second side of the optical IC substrate, and an encapsulation member configured to encapsulate the optical IC, the EICD, the at least one optical device, the optical interface, and the electrical interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Ho-chul Ji, Keun-yeong CHO, In-sung JOE
  • Publication number: 20160178847
    Abstract: An optical coupler includes a tapered portion and a grating portion. The tapered portion has a width in a second direction increasing along a first direction substantially perpendicular to the second direction. The tapered portion includes first and second ends opposed to each other in the first direction. The first end has a first width, and the second end has a second width greater than the first width. The grating portion is connected to the second end of the tapered portion, and has a curvature radius greater than a distance to the first end of the tapered portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Seong-Gu Kim, Dong-Hyun KIM, Jin-Kwon BOK, Dong-Jae SHIN, In-Sung JOE, Kyoung-Ho HA
  • Patent number: 9325414
    Abstract: A data processing system may include: a first device; a second device; and an optical link connected between the first and second devices. The optical link may include a main optical waveguide configured to transmit an optical signal output from the second device; N sub-optical waveguides; N mode couplers, each configured to perform a mode coupling operation between the main optical waveguide and a respective one of the N sub-optical waveguides; and an optical wavelength filter connected to an output terminal of the main optical waveguide and an output terminal of each one of the N sub-optical waveguides. Each of the N sub-optical waveguides may include a first region formed at a first distance from the main optical waveguide; a second region formed at a second, greater distance from the main optical waveguide; and a third region for connecting the first and second regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Dong Suh, In Sung Joe, Seong Gu Kim, Kyoung Won Na, Kyoung Ho Ha, Yong Hwack Shin
  • Publication number: 20160099781
    Abstract: A memory system in accordance with an embodiment of the inventive concept includes a memory controller comprising a controller optical transmission unit photoelectrically-converting a data signal to output a first optical modulation signal and a second optical modulation signal, a first memory device which is optically connected with the memory controller to receive the first optical modulation signal, and a second memory device which is optically connected with the memory controller to receive the second optical modulation signal. The first optical modulation signal and the second optical modulation signal are complementary to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Hyunil Byun, In Sung Joe, Dong Jae Shin
  • Publication number: 20160094014
    Abstract: Hybrid silicon lasers are provided including a bulk silicon substrate, a localized insulating layer that extends on at least a portion of the bulk silicon substrate, an optical waveguide structure on an upper surface of the localized insulating layer. The optical waveguide structure includes an optical waveguide including a silicon layer. A lasing structure is provided on the optical waveguide structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Dong-jae SHIN, Dong-hyun KIM, Seong-gu KIM, In-sung JOE, Kyoung-ho HA