Patents by Inventor Je Young Kim

Je Young Kim 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: 20240179623
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for connecting a terminal and a base station in a multi-hop network. A method of a terminal may comprise: receiving cell selection and reselection criteria information broadcast from a base station; determining candidate base stations among all base stations capable of communicating with the terminal based on the cell selection and reselection criteria information; selecting one connection scheme from a lightening backhaul load (LBL) scheme or a maximum reference signal received power (RSRP) scheme based on a tolerable gap, which is a parameter for determining the candidate base station; selecting one candidate base station from among the candidate base stations as a target base station based on the one connection scheme; and connecting to the target base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Mi Young YUN, Seong Jun KIM, Chan Won PARK, Je Min LEE
  • Publication number: 20240154433
    Abstract: A power supply system for an electric vehicle for autonomous driving may be capable of stabilizing power supply to power electric parts and indoor parts even when short circuit occurs in one or more nodes by variously configuring an architecture circuit for power supply to the PE parts and the indoor parts using one or more switching elements and a short-circuit detector associated with the one or more nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Je Hyun Kim, Sang Wook Park, Tae Won Lim, Hyun Young Kim
  • Patent number: 11978911
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a three-dimensional structure electrode, a method for manufacturing same, and an electrochemical element including the electrode. The present invention is characterized by comprising: (a) an upper conductive layer and a lower conductive layer which have a structure constituting an assembly within which a conductive material and a porous nonwoven fabric including a plurality of polymeric fibers are three-dimensionally connected in an irregular and continuous manner, thereby forming a mutually connected porous structure; and (b) an active material layer forming the same assembly structure as the conductive layers and forming a three-dimensionally filled structure in which electrode active material particles are uniformly filled inside the mutually connected porous structure formed in the assembly structure, wherein the active material layer is formed between the upper conductive layer and the lower conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology), LG Energy Solution, Ltd.
    Inventors: In Sung Uhm, Sang Young Lee, Yo Han Kwon, Ju Myung Kim, Joon Won Lim, Jae Hyun Lee, Je Young Kim, Seong Hyeok Kim
  • Patent number: 11973219
    Abstract: A method for pre-lithiation of a negative electrode is disclosed, including the steps of: producing a lithium metal laminate which includes i) lithium metal foil; and ii) a buffer layer including carbonaceous material particles, inorganic compound particles, polymer compound particles or their combination, and coated on one surface of the lithium metal foil; producing a negative electrode including a negative electrode current collector, and a negative electrode active material layer formed on at least one surface of the negative electrode current collector; and laminating the lithium metal laminate with the negative electrode in such a manner that the buffer layer of the lithium metal laminate is in contact with the negative electrode active material layer. A lithium metal laminate used for the method is also provided. The pre-lithiation of a negative electrode that includes a buffer layer reduces the problem of rapid volumetric swelling occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Oh-Byong Chae, Jun-Hyuk Song, Yoon-Ah Kang, Je-Young Kim, Sang-Wook Woo
  • Publication number: 20240125041
    Abstract: A dryer appliance and a method of operating a dryer appliance are provided. The dryer includes a drum defining a drying chamber rotatably mounted within a cabinet, an additive dispensing assembly to provide a dryer additive to the drying chamber, and a controller for initiating a drying operation. The controller obtains washer operating parameters from a washing machine, determines a drying operation based on the received parameters, initiates a dry cycle, and directs a dryer additive to be dispensed based on the dryer operating schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Jaewon Jo, Seong Hoon Ryu, Han Young Kim, Jisoo Kim, Je Kwon Yoon
  • Patent number: 11962003
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material for a lithium secondary battery which includes: silicon particles; and a coating layer surrounding respective silicon particles, wherein the silicon particles have a full width at half maximum (FWHM) of peak ranging from 2 to 10 in the particle diameter distribution having an average particle diameter (D50) of 1 ?m to 30 ?m, and the coating layer includes at least one selected from the group consisting of carbon and a polymer. A negative electrode and lithium secondary battery including the negative electrode active material are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Su-Min Lee, Je-Young Kim, Se-Mi Park, Yong-Ju Lee
  • Patent number: 11940368
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for pre-detecting a defective porous polymer substrate for a separator, including selecting a porous polymer substrate having a plurality of pores; observing the selected porous polymer substrate with a scanning electron microscope (SEM) to obtain an image of the porous polymer substrate; quantifying the average value of pore distribution index (PDI); correcting the quantified average value of pore distribution index to obtain the corrected average value of pore distribution index; determining whether or not the corrected average value of pore distribution index is 60 a.u. (arbitrary unit) or less; and classifying the porous polymer substrate as a good product, when the corrected average value of pore distribution index is determined to be 60 a.u. or less, and classifying the porous polymer substrate as a defective product, when the corrected average value of pore distribution index is determined to be larger than 60 a.u.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Won-Sik Bae, Joo-Sung Lee, Ho-Sung Kang, Yern-Seung Kim, Se-Jung Park, Je-Seob Park, Ji-Young Hwang
  • Patent number: 11929487
    Abstract: A method of preparing a negative electrode for a lithium secondary battery, which includes forming a negative electrode mixture layer including a negative electrode active material on a negative electrode current collector, disposing lithium metal powder on at least a part of the negative electrode mixture layer, pressing the negative electrode mixture layer on which the lithium metal powder is disposed, wetting the pressed negative electrode mixture layer with a first electrolyte solution, and drying the wet negative electrode mixture layer. A battery including the negative electrode of the present invention has enhanced rapid charge/discharge characteristics and enhanced lifespan characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Oh Byong Chae, Sang Wook Woo, Je Young Kim, Yoon Ah Kang, Jun Hyuk Song
  • Publication number: 20240076821
    Abstract: A method of operating a washing machine appliance includes measuring a humidity value with the humidity sensor and comparing the measured humidity value to an expected humidity value. The method also includes flagging a fault in response to the measured humidity value differing from the expected humidity value by at least a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Wonmyung Seo, Seong Hoon Ryu, Han Young Kim, Jaewon Jo, Jisoo Kim, Je Kwon Yoon
  • Publication number: 20240079554
    Abstract: An electrode includes an electrode active material, wherein the electrode active material layer includes an electrode active material, polyvinylidene fluoride, and a conductive agent, wherein the conductive agent includes a carbon nanotube structure in which 2 to 5,000 single-walled carbon nanotube units are bonded to each other, and the carbon nanotube structure is included in an amount of 0.01 wt % to 0.5 wt % in the electrode active material layer. A secondary battery including the same, and a method of preparing the electrode are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: LG Energy Solution, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seul Ki Kim, Tae Gon Kim, Je Young Kim, Wang Mo Jung, Jung Woo Yoo, Sang Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 11916222
    Abstract: Provided is a negative electrode active material including secondary particles assembled from silicon composite primary particles represented by Mg—SiOx (0<x<2) and artificial graphite primary particles, wherein the secondary particles assembled from silicon composite primary particles and artificial graphite primary particles are surface-coated with an amorphous carbon coating layer. The lithium secondary battery using the negative electrode active material can retain conductivity even after charge/discharge and can be prevented from degradation of cycle characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Sun-Young Shin, Yong-Ju Lee, Je-Young Kim
  • Publication number: 20240047731
    Abstract: A lithium secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator, and an electrolyte, wherein the positive electrode includes a positive electrode active material layer having a positive electrode active material containing an overlithiated manganese-based oxide represented by Formula 1 below, and the negative electrode includes a negative electrode active material layer having a silicon-based negative electrode active material, LiaNibCocMndMeO2 ??[Formula 1] wherein, M is at least one selected from the group consisting of Al, B, Co, W, Mg, V, Ti, Zn, Ga, In, Ru, Nb, Sn, Sr, and Zr, and 1<a, 0?b?0.5, 0?c?0.1, 0.5?d<1.0, and 0?e?0.2, and. Preferably, in the Formula 1, 1.1?a?1.5, 0.1?b?0.4, 0?c?0.05, 0.5?d?0.80, and 0?e?0.1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: LG Energy Solution, Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung Chun Park, Yo Han Kwon, Je Young Kim, Seok Koo Kim, Wang Mo Jung, Yong Ju Lee, Chul Haeng Lee
  • Patent number: 11888156
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material including a core including silicon, and a coating layer disposed on at least a portion of a surface of the core and including a coating material, wherein the coating material includes at least one selected from the group consisting of LiaVbO2 and MgH2, wherein 0.5<a<1.5 and 0.5<b<1.5 is provided. Also, a negative electrode including the negative electrode active material and a lithium secondary battery including the negative electrode, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hyuk Song, Oh Byong Chae, Je Young Kim, Yong Ju Lee
  • Patent number: 11881584
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material including natural graphite, wherein a D90/D10, which is the ratio of D90 to D10, is 2.20 or less, a D50 is 6 ?m to 11 ?m, and a BET specific surface area is 2.2 m2/g or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Li Lin Piao, Je Young Kim, Sang Wook Woo
  • Patent number: 11866338
    Abstract: An anode active material for secondary batteries which has improved cycle swelling characteristics and rapid charge performance, an anode comprising same, and a method for manufacturing same, in which the anode active material is manufactured by modifying the surface of natural graphite particles. The natural graphite particles have a Dmax/Dmin value of 1.6 to 2.1 in the particle size distribution thereof and have, formed in the surface thereof, pores having a diameter of 0.5 ?m to 2.0 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Hee Won Choi, Je Young Kim, Sang Wook Woo, Li Lin Piao
  • Patent number: 11862799
    Abstract: An anode active material for a secondary battery that has improved cycle swelling properties and rapid charge performance, an anode comprising same, and a method for manufacturing same. The anode active material is a mixture of artificial graphite and spherical natural graphite, wherein the spherical natural graphite has an average particle diameter (D 50) of 12 ?m or less, with D 90-D 10 value ranging from 5 ?m to 12 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Hee Won Choi, Je Young Kim, Sang Wook Woo, Li Lin Piao
  • Patent number: 11862789
    Abstract: A negative electrode active material that includes an active material core that allows the intercalation and deintercalation of lithium ions; and a conductive material that is attached to a surface of the active material core through an organic linker. The conductive material includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a linear conductive material and a planar conductive material. The organic linker is a compound that includes a hydrophobic structure and a substituent including a polar functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Yo Han Kwon, Jae Hyun Lee, Je Young Kim, Yong Ju Lee, In Sung Uhm, Dong Chan Lee, Joonwon Lim
  • Publication number: 20230411688
    Abstract: An electrolyte for a lithium secondary battery including a wettability-improving additive having a trifluoromethylsulfonyl group. The electrolyte has reduced surface tension to improve the wettability of an electrode assembly with the electrolyte. Therefore, it is possible to ensure high electrolyte wettability even when the electrolyte includes a high-boiling point solvent or a high concentration of lithium salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Jeong-Beom LEE, Ye-Eun KIM, Seok-Koo KIM, Je-Young KIM
  • Patent number: 11848437
    Abstract: A negative electrode including: a negative electrode current collector; and a negative electrode active material layer on at least one surface of the negative electrode current collector. The negative electrode is pre-lithiated and the negative electrode active material layer includes a silicon-based material and a carbonaceous material. In addition, a graphene sheet having 2 layers to 15 layers is on the negative electrode active material layer. The negative electrode is advantageous in terms of storage and safety. A lithium secondary battery using the negative electrode shows reduced initial irreversibility, and thus provides increased efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Sun-Young Shin, Jun-Hyuk Song, Yong-Ju Lee, Je-Young Kim
  • Patent number: 11837376
    Abstract: A method for producing a composite conductive material having excellent dispersibility is provided. The method includes supporting a catalyst on surfaces of carbon particles; heat treating the catalyst in a helium or hydrogen atmosphere such that the catalyst penetrate the surfaces of the carbon particles and are impregnated beneath the surfaces of the carbon particles at a contact point between the carbon particles and the impregnated catalyst; and heating the carbon particles having the impregnated catalyst disposed therein in the presence of a source gas to grow carbon nanofibers from the impregnated catalyst to form a composite conductive material, wherein the source gas contains a carbon source, and wherein the carbon nanofibers extend from the contact point to above the surfaces of the carbon particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventors: Tea Gon Kim, Je Young Kim, Hak Yoon Kim, Ki Won Sung, Ye Lin Kim, Joo Yul Baek, Jung Keun Yoo, Jun Muk Lim, Seul Ki Kim