Patents by Inventor JEONG EUN HWANG

JEONG EUN HWANG 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: 20210128073
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for non-invasively monitoring a health condition. The apparatus for monitoring health according to an example embodiment of the disclosure includes: a pulse wave sensor configured to obtain a first pulse wave signal in a first contact state of an object and a second pulse wave signal in a second contact state of the object; and a processor configured to estimate a degree of vasodilation based on an alternating current (AC) component of each of the first pulse wave signal and the second pulse wave signal, configured to monitor a vascular health condition based on the estimated degree of vasodilation, and configured to output a result of monitoring the vascular health condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SO YOUNG LEE, Jeong Eun HWANG, Ka Ram CHOI
  • Publication number: 20210038098
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring bio-information may include a pulse wave sensor that may measure a pulse wave signal from an object in contact with a measurement surface. The apparatus may include a force sensor that may measure a contact force between the pulse wave sensor and the object. The apparatus may include a fastener configured to fasten the pulse wave sensor to an electronic device such that the pulse wave sensor is rotatable around a center axis in a length direction of the pulse wave sensor. The apparatus may include a processor that may determine a direction in which a measurement region of the pulse wave signal or the measurement surface of the pulse wave sensor is oriented, select a measurement mode from among a plurality of measurement modes, and estimate bio-information of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Eun HWANG, Byung Hoon KO, Jong Wook LEE, Youn Ho KIM
  • Publication number: 20210022622
    Abstract: An electronic device according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a touch screen. The electronic device includes a communication interface that may receive, from a touch pen, a pulse wave signal of a user which is measured from a finger of the user by the touch pen while the touch pen is placed on the touch screen. The electronic device includes a processor that may determine whether a measurement posture of the user is appropriate based on whether the finger touches the touch screen, and in response to determining that the user's measurement posture is appropriate, estimate bio-information of the user based on the received pulse wave signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Wook LEE, Byung Hoon KO, Young Soo KIM, Chang Mok CHOI, Jeong Eun HWANG, Youn Ho KIM
  • Publication number: 20200390346
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating bio-information includes a pulse wave sensor configured to measure a pulse wave signal from an object, for a predetermined period of time, a processor configured to extract DC components of the pulse wave signal measured for the predetermined period of time, normalize the extracted DC components, based on at least one of the extracted DC components of the pulse wave signal measured at a time when a reference force is applied by the object to the pulse wave sensor, and estimate the bio-information, based on the normalized DC components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Mok Choi, Jeong Eun Hwang, Byung Hoon Ko, Jong Wook Lee, Youn Ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20200383641
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring bio-information may include a pulse wave sensor having a circular contact surface that is convex toward a contact surface of an object of interest, and that may measure one or more pulse wave signals from the object of interest in contact with the circular contact surface. The apparatus may include a force sensor disposed below or on a side of the pulse wave sensor, and that may measure a contact force of the object of interest. The apparatus may include a processor that may estimate bio-information of the object of interest based on the one or more measured pulse wave signals and the measured contact force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong-Eun HWANG, Byung Hoon KO, Chang Mok CHOI, Sang Yun PARK
  • Publication number: 20200288995
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring bio-information may include: a pulse wave sensor comprising at least one pair of light emitters which are disposed apart from each other and a light receiver disposed between the at least one pair of light emitters, and configured to measure a plurality of pulse wave signals from an object by using the light receiver and the at least one pair of light emitters; a force sensor configured to measure a contact force that is applied to the pulse wave sensor by the object; and a processor configured to generate an integrated pulse wave signal by integrating the plurality of pulse wave signals based on the contact force and an area of a contact surface of the pulse wave sensor, and estimate bio-information of the object based on the integrated pulse wave signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Eun HWANG, Byung Hoon KO, Chang Mok CHOI, Sang Yun PARK, Jong Wook LEE
  • Publication number: 20200237222
    Abstract: A bio-signal measuring apparatus may include: a finger contact surface configured to be in contact with a finger of a user; an optical sensor configured to be disposed underneath the finger contact surface and sense a light when the light is reflected from the user; and a texture area formed on the finger contact surface at a boundary of the optical sensor, and configured to provide a texture different from a texture of a remaining area of the finger contact surface other than the texture area, so as to allow the user to feel a tactile sensation from the texture area when the finger is in contact with the finger contact surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Mok Choi, Jeong Eun Hwang, Byung Hoon Ko, Jong Wook Lee, Youn Ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20200085320
    Abstract: A bio-signal acquiring apparatus includes a sensor part and a signal processor. The sensor part includes a bio-signal sensor, a load sensor, and an ultrasonic sensor array, the bio-signal sensor configured to detect a bio-signal of an object that comes into contact with the sensor part, the load sensor configured to detect a contact load of the object, and the ultrasonic sensor array configured to detect contact load distribution of the object. The signal processor is configured to obtain a contact load of the object at a region of interest based on the contact load and the contact load distribution, and configured to output the contact load of the object at the region of interest and the bio-signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Joo KWON, Sang Yun PARK, Jae Min KANG, Byung Hoon KO, Jeong Eun HWANG
  • Publication number: 20200015690
    Abstract: An apparatus for obtaining bio-information may include a pulse wave sensor including a light source and a detector. The light source is configured to emit multi-wavelength light to an object of interest and the detector is configured to detect light reflected from the object. In addition, the apparatus may include a processor configured to obtain a change in volume of a blood vessel based on one or more of quantity of detected multi-wavelength light and absorbance coefficients of respective wavelengths of the multi-wavelength light and obtain bio-information based on the measured change in volume of the blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHANG MOK CHOI, BYUNG HOON KO, JONG WOOK LEE, YOUN HO KIM, YOUNG SOO KIM, JEONG EUN HWANG
  • Publication number: 20190200866
    Abstract: A biological component measuring apparatus may include: a first light source configured to emit a first light of a first wavelength range onto an object; a second light source configured to emit a second light of a second wavelength range onto the object, the second wavelength range being different from the first wavelength range; a detector configured to detect the first light and the second light which are scattered from the object; and a processor configured to determine a scattering coefficient based on the detected first light, obtain blood vessel depth information based on the detected second light, and measure a biological component by correcting the scattering coefficient based on the blood vessel depth information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kun Sun EOM, Joon Hyung LEE, Jeong Eun HWANG, Jung Yong NAM, Ki Young CHANG
  • Publication number: 20190167199
    Abstract: An apparatus for non-invasively measuring bio-information is provided. The apparatus includes a plurality of light sources configured to emit light to a first region and a second region of an object, a detector configured to detect a first scattered light signal from the first region and a second scattered light signal from the second region and output a first electrical signal corresponding to the first scattered light signal and a second electrical signal corresponding to the second scattered light signal, and a processor configured to correct the first electrical signal based on the second electrical signal and measure bio-information based on a correction result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JUNG YONG NAM, JOON HYUNG LEE, KI YOUNG CHANG, JEONG EUN HWANG