Patents by Inventor Jae-Min Kang

Jae-Min Kang 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: 11082653
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a pixel array including a first pixel and a second pixel which are connected to a first column line, and a row driver configured to control a read operation of the second pixel. A voltage of the first column line is determined based on a higher voltage among a voltage of a floating diffusion node of the first pixel and a voltage of a floating diffusion node of the second pixel during the read operation of the second pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun-Hwan Jung, Sun-Yool Kang, Kyung-Min Kim, Hee-Sung Chae, Jae-Seung Han
  • Patent number: 11064947
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring biometric information is provided. The apparatus may include: a main body configured to be worn on an object to be examined. The main body may include a contact pressure sensor configured to measure a contact pressure of the object while a hand shape is changing; a pulse wave sensor configured to measure a pulse wave signal of the object; and a processor configured to measure biometric information on the basis of the measured contact pressure and pulse wave signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min Kang, Yong Joo Kwon, Seung Woo Noh, Sang Yun Park
  • Patent number: 11069489
    Abstract: A multifunctional switch manipulator is provided. The manipulator includes a first switch unit, which is curved to be convex at the upper surface thereof, a second switch unit, which is disposed at a first side of the first switch unit and which extends radially in a first direction, and a third switch unit, which is disposed at a second side of the first switch unit and which extends radially in a second direction opposite the first direction. Each of the second and third switch units includes a housing that has an opening and a rotary knob disposed at the housing to be rotatable in a direction in which the opening extends, and at least one surface of the rotary knob is exposed to an outside through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jae Hyeong Cho, Yeon Ji Kang, Pill Yoon Kim, Jae Min Park
  • Patent number: 11066527
    Abstract: The present invention provides polylactic acid particles, which are formed in a continuous matrix phase from a polylactic acid resin and have a particle diameter of 1 to 100 ?m. In a differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) curve of the polylactic acid particles, derived from the analysis by DSC using a temperature rise of 10° C./min, a peak of the cold crystallization temperature (Tcc) is shown at a temperature between the glass transition temperature (Tg) and the melting point (Tm). The polylactic acid particles have an aspect ratio of more than or equal to 1.00 and less than 1.05 and a roundness of 0.95 to 1.00. The polylactic acid particles have a flow time of 20 to 30 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Kyoung Min Kang, Sung Yong Kang, Hee-Jung Lee, Min Gyung Kim, Chang-Young Park, Jae Ho Lim, Jun Ho Choi, Jae Han Song, Yu Jin Go
  • Publication number: 20210215967
    Abstract: A wide viewing angle liquid crystal display includes color filters having a quantum dot and scattering particles and liquid crystal layer disposed in a microcavity, a distance between the color filter and the liquid crystal layer being sized to minimize display deterioration due to parallax.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Jae Byung Park, Sung Sik Yun, Jong Hyuk Kang, Hae Il Park, Hyun Min Cho
  • Publication number: 20210165991
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring a signal is provided. The apparatus for measuring a signal may include a sensor configured to generate pixel data representing a fingerprint image of an object by detecting light scattered or reflected from the object and a processor configured to acquire the fingerprint image of the object based on the pixel data and acquire a pulse wave signal based on the fingerprint image and the pixel data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo KWON, Sang Yun PARK
  • Patent number: 11000192
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring bio-information includes a pulse wave sensor configured to emit light having a plurality of wavelengths onto an object, and to detect a multi-wavelength pulse wave signal from the object; and a processor configured to obtain a contact pressure signal based on the multi-wavelength pulse wave signal, the contact pressure signal indicating a pressure between the object and the pulse wave sensor, and to generate information regarding a measurement state of the object based on the contact pressure signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min Kang, Yong Joo Kwon, Sang Yun Park
  • Publication number: 20210085246
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating biometric information is provided. According to one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus may include a sensor comprising an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor configured to measure an ECG signal of a user and a pulse wave sensor configured to measure two or more pulse wave signals at two or more measurement sites of the user; and a processor configured to obtain biometric information based on the ECG signal and the two or more pulse wave signals measured by the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Zoon YOON, Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo KWON, Seung Woo NOH, Sang Yun PARK
  • Publication number: 20210089079
    Abstract: Provided are foldable electronic device and method for estimating bio-information by using the same. The foldable electronic device may include: a main body part including a first main body and a second main body that are configured to be folded toward each other or unfolded from each other along a fold line where the first main body and the second main body meet; an image sensor part including a first image sensor and a second image sensor which are disposed at the first main body; and a processor configured to obtain a contact image of an object from the first image sensor disposed at the first main body and obtain an image of a marker that is displayed on the second main body, from the second image sensor disposed at the first main body, when the object is in contact with the first image sensor and the main body part is folded along the fold line, and estimate bio-information based on the contact image of the object and the image of the marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo KWON, Sang Yun PARK
  • Publication number: 20210036046
    Abstract: A display includes a display portion formed of an array of unit pixels that each respectively include a light source pixel and a detector pixel. The display includes a control driver including a light source driver and a data driver which are respectively connected to each light source pixel, and a detector driver which is connected to each detector pixel. The display includes a controller configured to control the control driver to operate the display portion in a first mode, a second mode, and a third mode that are each different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Joo KWON, Jae Min KANG, Byung Hoon KO, Youn Ho KIM, Sang Yun PARK, Jong Wook LEE, Deuk Seok CHUNG
  • Publication number: 20210022677
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating bio-information is provided. The apparatus for estimating bio-information may include: a pulse wave sensor configured to measure a pulse wave signal from an object; a force sensor configured to measure a force exerted by the object to the pulse wave sensor; and a processor configured to obtain a contact pressure based on the force and a reference contact area between the object and a contact surface, and estimate bio-information based on the contact pressure and the pulse wave signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo Kwon, Youn Ho Kim, Sang Yun Park, Jin Woo Choi
  • Patent number: 10878216
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring a signal is provided. The apparatus for measuring a signal may include a sensor configured to generate pixel data representing a fingerprint image of an object by detecting light scattered or reflected from the object and a processor configured to acquire the fingerprint image of the object based on the pixel data and acquire a pulse wave signal based on the fingerprint image and the pixel data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min Kang, Yong Joo Kwon, Sang Yun Park
  • Patent number: 10820858
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating biometric information is provided. According to one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus may include a sensor comprising an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor configured to measure an ECG signal of a user and a pulse wave sensor configured to measure two or more pulse wave signals at two or more measurement sites of the user; and a processor configured to obtain biometric information based on the ECG signal and the two or more pulse wave signals measured by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Zoon Yoon, Jae Min Kang, Yong Joo Kwon, Seung Woo Noh, Sang Yun Park
  • Patent number: 10813561
    Abstract: A touch-type blood pressure measurement apparatus is provided. The touch-type blood pressure measurement apparatus include: a touch sensor configured to generate a contact area signal when a finger of a user is in contact with the touch sensor; at least one photoplethysmogram (PPG) sensor configured to generate a PPG signal of the user while the finger is in contact with the touch sensor; a force sensor configured to generate a touch force signal of the finger in contact with the touch sensor; and a controller configured to obtain a blood pressure of the user based on the contact area signal, the PPG signal, and the touch force signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Joo Kwon, Jae Min Kang, Youn Ho Kim, Seung Woo Noh, Sang Yun Park, Young Zoon Yoon
  • Publication number: 20200253485
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating bio-information according to an embodiment includes: a sensor that measures a pulse wave signal from an object and contact pressure of the object; and a processor that obtains an oscillometric envelope based on an amplitude of the pulse wave signal and the contact pressure, and estimates bio-information based on a center of mass of a phase of contact pressure of the obtained oscillometric envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo Kwon, Youn Ho Kim, Sang Yun Park, Jin Woo Choi
  • Publication number: 20200245878
    Abstract: A blood pressure measurement apparatus, a portable pressure measurement apparatus, and a calibration method for the blood pressure measurement apparatus are provided. The blood pressure measurement apparatus includes a pulse wave measurer configured to measure pulse wave data of a subject while a user pressurizes and depressurizes the blood pressure measurement apparatus, using a portable pressure measurement apparatus, and a communicator configured to receive pressure data that is applied to the blood pressure measurement apparatus during the pressurizing and the depressurizing of the blood pressure measurement apparatus, from the portable pressure measurement apparatus, the pressure data being measured by the portable pressure measurement apparatus. The blood pressure measurement apparatus further includes a processor configured to update a blood pressure estimation formula, based on the received pressure data and the measured pulse wave data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo KWON, Seung Woo NOH, Sang Yun PARK, Youn Ho KIM, Young Zoon YOON
  • Patent number: 10660532
    Abstract: A blood pressure measurement apparatus, a portable pressure measurement apparatus, and a calibration method for the blood pressure measurement apparatus are provided. The blood pressure measurement apparatus includes a pulse wave measurer configured to measure pulse wave data of a subject while a user pressurizes and depressurizes the blood pressure measurement apparatus, using a portable pressure measurement apparatus, and a communicator configured to receive pressure data that is applied to the blood pressure measurement apparatus during the pressurizing and the depressurizing of the blood pressure measurement apparatus, from the portable pressure measurement apparatus, the pressure data being measured by the portable pressure measurement apparatus. The blood pressure measurement apparatus further includes a processor configured to update a blood pressure estimation formula, based on the received pressure data and the measured pulse wave data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min Kang, Yong Joo Kwon, Seung Woo Noh, Sang Yun Park, Youn Ho Kim, Young Zoon Yoon
  • Publication number: 20200146565
    Abstract: An electronic device for estimating bio-information is provided. According to one embodiment, the electronic device may include a pulse wave sensor configured to measure a pulse wave signal from an object; a magnetic field detector configured to detect a change in a magnetic field generated by a magnetic field source according to a change in a force exerted by the object to the pulse wave sensor; and a processor configured to acquire a contact pressure between the object and the pulse wave sensor based on the change in the magnetic field and obtain bio-information based on the pulse wave signal and the contact pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Yun PARK, Jae Min Kang
  • Publication number: 20200146568
    Abstract: A blood pressure measuring apparatus includes a pulse wave sensor configured to detect a pulse wave signal of an object, a pressure sensor configured to detect a contact pressure signal corresponding to a contact pressure between the object and the pulse wave sensor, and a processor configured to generate a pulse wave image based on the detected pulse wave signal of the object, generate a contact pressure image based on the detected contact pressure signal corresponding to the contact pressure between the object and the pressure sensor, and estimate a blood pressure of the object based on the generated pulse wave image, the generated contact pressure image, and a blood pressure estimation model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Yun PARK, Jin Woo CHOI, Jae Min KANG, Youn Ho KIM, Chang Mok CHOI
  • Publication number: 20200093377
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for estimating bio-information. The apparatus for estimating bio-information includes: a sensor part comprising a pulse wave sensor array configured to detect a pulse wave signal when an object contacts a contact surface of the sensor part, and a load sensor configured to detect a first contact load applied by the object to the contact surface; and a processor configured to obtain contact load distribution of the contact surface based on the pulse wave signal, and to estimate bio-information based on the contact load distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Joo KWON, Jae Min Kang, Sang Yun Park, Youn Ho Kim