Patents by Inventor Ji-Woong OH

Ji-Woong OH 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: 10949019
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a cover glass, a touch sensor disposed under the cover glass and sensing proximity of or contact by an external object, a touch integrated circuit (IC) electrically connected to the touch sensor, a fingerprint sensor disposed under the cover glass adjacent to the touch sensor, including an active area for sensing a biometric pattern of the external object and an inactive area surrounding a periphery of the active area, a fingerprint IC electrically connected to the fingerprint sensor, and a processor electrically connected to the touch IC and the fingerprint IC. The processor is configured, if an input by the external object is sensed by both the touch sensor and the fingerprint sensor, to calculate coordinates of the input based on at least part of data sensed by the touch sensor and data sensed by the fingerprint sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae Kwang Jung, Min Woo Lee, Myung Su Kang, Ji Woong Oh, Hyun Ju Hong
  • Patent number: 10866681
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus according to various embodiments of the present disclosure includes a housing including a first surface facing in a first direction and a second surface facing in a second direction opposite to the first direction, a first touch screen display arranged between the first and second surfaces and exposed to an outside through the first surface, a second touch screen display arranged between the first and second surfaces and exposed to an outside through the second surface, and at least one pressure sensor arranged between the first and second touch screen displays to sense a pressure of an external object on at least one of the first and second touch screen displays. In addition, other embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Ji Woong Oh, Jeong Seob Kim, Hyung Sup Byeon, Sung Ho Son, Jung Won Kim, Eun Sung Cho
  • Patent number: 10803276
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, an electronic device may comprise a housing including a first surface facing in a first direction and a second surface facing in a second direction opposite the first direction, the housing including a transparent cover that comprises at least part of the first surface, a display disposed between the first surface and the second surface of the housing and configured to display information through the transparent cover to an outside, an illumination part comprising light emitting circuitry disposed at an inner side of an end of the first surface of the housing and configured to emit light to the transparent cover, an optical coupler disposed between the illumination part and the transparent cover and configured to reflect light from the illumination part to the transparent cover, and a biometric sensor disposed under the transparent cover and the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Oh-Hyuck Kwon, Hyung-Dal Kim, Beom-Ju Kim, Eun-Hwa Lee, Jae-Young Kim, Jong-Il Kim, Min-Su Jung, Ji-Woong Oh
  • Publication number: 20200305287
    Abstract: A portable communication device is provided that includes a display including a display area and a connecting area extending from one side of the display area; a back panel disposed on a rear surface of the display, the back panel including an opening formed therein; a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) connected with the connecting area; and a biometric sensor electrically coupled with the FPCB, with the connecting area being housed and bent within the portable communication device such that the biometric sensor is placed under the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hyung Dal KIM, Oh Hyuck KWON, Han Vit KANG, Jun Young KIM, Moon Kyeong KIM, Sang Seob KIM, Jung Sik PARK, Hee Seok JUNG, Sung CHO, Heung Sik SHIN, Ji Woong OH
  • Patent number: 10681823
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display including a display area and a connecting area extending from one side of the display area, a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) connected with the connecting area, and a first module mounted on a first surface of the FPCB, where the connecting area is bent such that the first module is apart from the display to face the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyung Dal Kim, Oh Hyuck Kwon, Han Vit Kang, Jun Young Kim, Moon Kyeong Kim, Sang Seob Kim, Jung Sik Park, Hee Seok Jung, Sung Cho, Heung Sik Shin, Ji Woong Oh
  • Publication number: 20200167021
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a cover glass, a touch sensor disposed under the cover glass and sensing proximity of or contact by an external object, a touch integrated circuit (IC) electrically connected to the touch sensor, a fingerprint sensor disposed under the cover glass adjacent to the touch sensor, including an active area for sensing a biometric pattern of the external object and an inactive area surrounding a periphery of the active area, a fingerprint IC electrically connected to the fingerprint sensor, and a processor electrically connected to the touch IC and the fingerprint IC. The processor is configured, if an input by the external object is sensed by both the touch sensor and the fingerprint sensor, to calculate coordinates of the input based on at least part of data sensed by the touch sensor and data sensed by the fingerprint sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Dae-Kwang JUNG, Min Woo LEE, Myung Su KANG, Ji Woong OH, Hyun Ju HONG
  • Patent number: 10551980
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a cover glass, a touch sensor disposed under the cover glass and sensing proximity of or contact by an external object, a touch integrated circuit (IC) electrically connected to the touch sensor, a fingerprint sensor disposed under the cover glass adjacent to the touch sensor, including an active area for sensing a biometric pattern of the external object and an inactive area surrounding a periphery of the active area, a fingerprint IC electrically connected to the fingerprint sensor, and a processor electrically connected to the touch IC and the fingerprint IC. The processor is configured, if an input by the external object is sensed by both the touch sensor and the fingerprint sensor, to calculate coordinates of the input based on at least part of data sensed by the touch sensor and data sensed by the fingerprint sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae Kwang Jung, Min Woo Lee, Myung Su Kang, Ji Woong Oh, Hyun Ju Hong
  • Publication number: 20190274222
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display including a display area and a connecting area extending from one side of the display area, a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) connected with the connecting area, and a first module mounted on a first surface of the FPCB, where the connecting area is bent such that the first module is apart from the display to face the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Hyung Dal KIM, Oh Hyuck Kwon, Han Vit Kang, Jun Young Kim, Moon Kyeong Kim, Sang Seob Kim, Jung Sik Park, Hee Seok Jung, Sung Cho, Heung Sik Shin, Ji Woong Oh
  • Publication number: 20190204958
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus according to various embodiments of the present disclosure includes a housing including a first surface facing in a first direction and a second surface facing in a second direction opposite to the first direction, a first touch screen display arranged between the first and second surfaces and exposed to an outside through the first surface, a second touch screen display arranged between the first and second surfaces and exposed to an outside through the second surface, and at least one pressure sensor arranged between the first and second touch screen displays to sense a pressure of an external object on at least one of the first and second touch screen displays. In addition, other embodiments are possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Ji Woong OH, Jeong Seob KIM, Hyung Sup BYEON, Sung Ho SON, Jung Won KIM, Eun Sung CHO
  • Patent number: 10306773
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display including a display area and a connecting area extending from one side of the display area, a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) connected with the connecting area, and a first module mounted on a first surface of the FPCB, where the connecting area is bent such that the first module is apart from the display to face the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyung Dal Kim, Oh Hyuck Kwon, Han Vit Kang, Jun Young Kim, Moon Kyeong Kim, Sang Seob Kim, Jung Sik Park, Hee Seok Jung, Sung Cho, Heung Sik Shin, Ji Woong Oh
  • Publication number: 20180217698
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a cover glass, a touch sensor disposed under the cover glass and sensing proximity of or contact by an external object, a touch integrated circuit (IC) electrically connected to the touch sensor, a fingerprint sensor disposed under the cover glass adjacent to the touch sensor, including an active area for sensing a biometric pattern of the external object and an inactive area surrounding a periphery of the active area, a fingerprint IC electrically connected to the fingerprint sensor, and a processor electrically connected to the touch IC and the fingerprint IC. The processor is configured, if an input by the external object is sensed by both the touch sensor and the fingerprint sensor, to calculate coordinates of the input based on at least part of data sensed by the touch sensor and data sensed by the fingerprint sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Dae Kwang JUNG, Min Woo LEE, Myung Su KANG, Ji Woong OH, Hyun Ju HONG
  • Publication number: 20180160545
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display including a display area and a connecting area extending from one side of the display area, a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) connected with the connecting area, and a first module mounted on a first surface of the FPCB, where the connecting area is bent such that the first module is apart from the display to face the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Hyung Dal KIM, Oh Hyuck KWON, Han Vit KANG, Jun Young KIM, Moon Kyeong KIM, Sang Seob KIM, Jung Sik PARK, Hee Seok JUNG, Sung CHO, Heung Sik SHIN, Ji Woong OH
  • Publication number: 20180096187
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, an electronic device may comprise a housing including a first surface facing in a first direction and a second surface facing in a second direction opposite the first direction, the housing including a transparent cover that comprises at least part of the first surface, a display disposed between the first surface and the second surface of the housing and configured to display information through the transparent cover to an outside, an illumination part comprising light emitting circuitry disposed at an inner side of an end of the first surface of the housing and configured to emit light to the transparent cover, an optical coupler disposed between the illumination part and the transparent cover and configured to reflect light from the illumination part to the transparent cover, and a biometric sensor disposed under the transparent cover and the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Oh-Hyuck KWON, Hyung-Dal KIM, Beom-Ju KIM, Eun-Hwa LEE, Jae-Young KIM, Jong-Il KIM, Min-Su JUNG, Ji-Woong OH
  • Patent number: 9870086
    Abstract: An electronic device and an unlocking method in the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a display unit configured to display at least one function icon on a lock screen, at least one camera, and a controller configured to recognize a face based on data received from the at least one camera in response to a request for unlocking, to select a function icon to be executed from among the at least one function icon, to perform unlocking based on the facial recognition, and to execute, simultaneously with the unlocking, a function corresponding to the selected function icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Woong Oh, Gyu-Cheol Choi
  • Patent number: 9760277
    Abstract: A method for detecting an input in an electronic device is provided. The method includes detecting a non-contact proximity input by an input unit at a plurality of points on a screen that is functionally connected to the electronic device, calculating a change in distance from the input unit in response to movement detected by the input unit, for each of the plurality of detected points, and determining at least one of the plurality of points as an input point by the input unit using the calculated change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Woong Oh, Hyun-Suk Choi
  • Patent number: 9741326
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for controlling the electronic device are provided. The method includes receiving at least one input sound from a user, determining one of a plurality of reference sounds included in a guide track as a device playing sound corresponding to the at least one input sound, and playing the device playing sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hae-Seok Oh, Jeong-Yeon Kim, Dae-Beom Park, Lae-Hyuk Bang, Chul-Hyung Yang, Ji-Woong Oh, Gyu-Cheol Choi
  • Patent number: 9692241
    Abstract: A method of operating an electronic device is provided. The method includes determining whether a specific event has occurred, when the specific event has occurred, determining whether a battery level is less than a set level, and when the battery level is less than the set level, changing a path of an electric current introduced from a power supply from a first path to a second path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Hun Kim, Ji-Woong Oh
  • Patent number: 9621222
    Abstract: An electronic device including an antenna device with an integrated sensor is provided. In an embodiment, first and second antenna radiators are operably connected. A communication module transmits or receive communication signals through the first and/or second antenna radiator. A separation circuit such as a series connected inductor is connected in a path between the first and second antenna radiators. The separation circuit prevents passage of the communication signals through the path while enabling passage of a sensing signal acquired through the first and second antenna radiators. A sensor module such as a proximity sensor receives the sensing signal acquired through the first and second antenna radiators. A processor controls a function of the electronic device based on the sensing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In-Ho Shin, Ji-Woong Oh
  • Publication number: 20150303979
    Abstract: An electronic device including an antenna device with an integrated sensor is provided. In an embodiment, first and second antenna radiators are operably connected. A communication module transmits or receive communication signals through the first and/or second antenna radiator. A separation circuit such as a series connected inductor is connected in a path between the first and second antenna radiators. The separation circuit prevents passage of the communication signals through the path while enabling passage of a sensing signal acquired through the first and second antenna radiators. A sensor module such as a proximity sensor receives the sensing signal acquired through the first and second antenna radiators. A processor controls a function of the electronic device based on the sensing signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: In-Ho SHIN, Ji-Woong OH
  • Publication number: 20150214769
    Abstract: A method of operating an electronic device is provided. The method includes determining whether a specific event has occurred, when the specific event has occurred, determining whether a battery level is less than a set level, and when the battery level is less than the set level, changing a path of an electric current introduced from a power supply from a first path to a second path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Seung-Hun KIM, Ji-Woong OH