Patents by Inventor Jin-Aeon Lee

Jin-Aeon Lee 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: 9998716
    Abstract: An image sensing device includes a single-color image sensor and a multi-color image sensor having resolutions different from each other; image data receiving circuitry configured to receive first image data from the single-color image sensor and second image data from the multi-color image sensor; first preprocessor circuitry configured to generate first aligned image data and second aligned image data based on the first image data and the second image data, respectively, by correcting an optical path difference between a pixel stream of the first image data and a pixel stream of the second image; and second preprocessor circuitry configured to generate third image data by merging the first aligned image data and the second aligned image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-Hwa Lee, Jin-Aeon Lee, Woong-Hee Lee
  • Publication number: 20180108108
    Abstract: Provided is a data processing device and a method of operating the same. The data processing device includes: a plurality of preprocessors configured to perform correction processing on a plurality of sensor data; a first switching circuit configured to selectively map and input the plurality of sensor data from at least two sensors to at least two preprocessors among the plurality of preprocessors; and a hybrid data processing engine configured to perform at least one of image enhancement and depth information determination on the plurality of sensor data received, via an on-the-fly method, from the at least two preprocessors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Jun KIM, Jin Aeon LEE
  • Patent number: 9846919
    Abstract: Provided is a data processing device and a method of operating the same. The data processing device includes: a plurality of preprocessors configured to perform correction processing on a plurality of sensor data; a first switching circuit configured to selectively map and input the plurality of sensor data from at least two sensors to at least two preprocessors among the plurality of preprocessors; and a hybrid data processing engine configured to perform at least one of image enhancement and depth information determination on the plurality of sensor data received, via an on-the-fly method, from the at least two preprocessors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Jun Kim, Jin Aeon Lee
  • Publication number: 20170064263
    Abstract: An image sensing device includes a single-color image sensor and a multi-color image sensor having resolutions different from each other; image data receiving circuitry configured to receive first image data from the single-color image sensor and second image data from the multi-color image sensor; first preprocessor circuitry configured to generate first aligned image data and second aligned image data based on the first image data and the second image data, respectively, by correcting an optical path difference between a pixel stream of the first image data and a pixel stream of the second image; and second preprocessor circuitry configured to generate third image data by merging the first aligned image data and the second aligned image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Hwa LEE, Jin-Aeon LEE, Woong-Hee LEE
  • Publication number: 20160239937
    Abstract: Provided is a data processing device and a method of operating the same. The data processing device includes: a plurality of preprocessors configured to perform correction processing on a plurality of sensor data; a first switching circuit configured to selectively map and input the plurality of sensor data from at least two sensors to at least two preprocessors among the plurality of preprocessors; and a hybrid data processing engine configured to perform at least one of image enhancement and depth information determination on the plurality of sensor data received, via an on-the-fly method, from the at least two preprocessors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Young Jun KIM, Jin Aeon LEE
  • Publication number: 20150093036
    Abstract: A system-on-a-chip (SOC) that is able to randomly access target data of a video/image includes a JPEG decoder, a graphic processing unit (GPU) and a central processing unit (CPU). The JPEG decoder receives an input stream having a sequentially accessible first compression format, decodes the input stream to generate first data, and encodes the first data to generate an output stream having a randomly accessible second compression format. The GPU receives the output stream and performs graphic processing on the output stream. Therefore, the SOC readily performs graphic processing by repeatedly receiving video/image data in a short time from a storage unit in which the data is stored using a randomly accessible compression format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Yong-Ha Park, Jin-Aeon Lee
  • Patent number: 8310567
    Abstract: A method is for processing a Bayer domain signal of an image sensor to model an integrated noise in the image sensor. The method includes receiving the Bayer domain signal of the image signal, setting a plurality of noise models using the Bayer domain signal, and determining an integrated noise level in the image sensor based on the plurality of noise models. The noise models include a dark-current noise model, a shot noise model and a fixed-pattern noise model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyoung Joon Kim, Whoi Yul Kim, Jin Aeon Lee, Yeul Min Baek
  • Publication number: 20110102647
    Abstract: A method is for processing a Bayer domain signal of an image sensor to model an integrated noise in the image sensor. The method includes receiving the Bayer domain signal of the image signal, setting a plurality of noise models using the Bayer domain signal, and determining an integrated noise level in the image sensor based on the plurality of noise models. The noise models include a dark-current noise model, a shot noise model and a fixed-pattern noise model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyoung Joon KIM, Whoi Yul KIM, Jin Aeon LEE, Yeul Min BAEK
  • Patent number: 7725746
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method of transmitting working context, which can minimize power consumption in a power-off standby mode of a portable apparatus including a system on a chip, where the method includes selecting a power-off standby mode, transmitting working context with respect to a hardware module, which is mounted on a semiconductor chip, to a predetermined memory, and storing the working context in the predetermined memory, transmitting the working context stored in the memory to a non-volatile memory outside the semiconductor chip, and storing the working context in the non-volatile memory, and executing the power-off standby mode; where the method may further include releasing the power-off standby mode, restoring the working context with respect to the hardware module, which is stored in the non-volatile memory, to the predetermined memory, and recovering the at least one hardware module to a state existing immediately before the power-off standby mode was executed by using the working con
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-aeon Lee, Yun-tae Lee
  • Patent number: 7694042
    Abstract: Digital logic processing devices capable of reduced power consumption may be provided. A digital logic processing device may include one or more processing elements, an input FIFO for storing data, a processing unit, and a clock controller circuit. The processing unit may process data from the input FIFO and the clock controller circuit may control a clock signal supplied to the input FIFO and the processing unit. The clock controller circuit may monitor whether there is data to be transferred to the input FIFO and states of the input FIFO and the processing unit and may control the clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Aeon Lee, Yong-Ha Park, Young-Jin Chung, Yun-Kyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 7671866
    Abstract: A memory controller having graphic processing function that includes a graphic processing unit operating in response to a selection signal from a master, and a memory interface for storing outputs of the graphic processing unit in an external memory at and receiving graphic data from the external memory to provide the graphic data to the graphic processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Jin Chung, Jin-Aeon Lee
  • Patent number: 7610061
    Abstract: A communication device and method is provided, comprising: a signal modulator/demodulator having a digital signal processor for effecting radio communications; and an application processor (AP) having a central processing unit and a master controller for controlling via a common bus a plurality of peripherals including an interface with the signal modulator/demodulator, wherein a memory shared by the modem and the AP is controlled via the interface. The plurality of peripherals include at least one of an image capture module, a display, and a flash memory. The master controller controls the plurality of peripherals by issuing a packetized command commonly receivable by the plurality of peripherals over the common bus, the packetized command includes a module device select signal used for selecting one of the peripherals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woon-Sik Suh, Jeon Taek Im, Jin-Aeon Lee
  • Patent number: 7587524
    Abstract: A camera interface employing a direct memory access (DMA) unit to digitally perform an image transformation such as “flipping” and “rotating” an image (e.g., to correct for X-axis, Y-axis, or XY-axes mirroring). The image transforming DMA unit includes an address generator and a data selector. The address generator appropriately modifies a frame start address, a burst transfer address, a line start address, of an image frame, based on the X, Y, or XY mirrored image mode. The data selector changes the sequences of words and of pixels in a word based upon the mirrored image mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Hyun Cho, Jung-Sun Kang, Jin-Aeon Lee, Young-Ha Park
  • Patent number: 7395176
    Abstract: Provided are a memory controller for controlling a refresh cycle of a memory and a method thereof. In this method, a temperature measure command is generated to measure an operating temperature of the memory. Next, a measured temperature in response to the temperature measure command is received. Then, a temperature difference between the measured temperature and a reference temperature is detected if the measured temperature is different from the reference temperature to change the refresh cycle according to the temperature difference, and if the measured temperature is equal to the reference temperature the method returns to the temperature measure command generating step. Thereafter, a refresh command is applied to the memory in response to the changed refresh cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Jin Chung, Byeong-Whee Yun, Jin-Aeon Lee, Min-Su Lim
  • Publication number: 20080144962
    Abstract: Example embodiments are directed to an apparatus and method for enhancing an image. The method may include extracting contrast data from color image data, generating low resolution image data and band pass image data from the contrast data using a Laplacian pyramid, generating global brightness enhanced image data from the low resolution image data to enhance an overall brightness, generating local contrast ratio enhanced image data from the band pass image data to enhance a local contrast, and/or generating enhanced contrast data from the global brightness enhanced image data and the local contrast ratio enhanced data. The apparatus may include circuitry for performing similar operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Deuk-Soo Jung, Yeul-Min Baek, Whoi-Yul Kim, Jin-Aeon Lee, Hyoung-Joon Kim
  • Patent number: 7293183
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method of transmitting working context, which can minimize power consumption in a power-off standby mode of a portable apparatus including a system on a chip, where the method includes selecting a power-off standby mode, transmitting working context with respect to a hardware module, which is mounted on a semiconductor chip, to a predetermined memory, and storing the working context in the predetermined memory, transmitting the working context stored in the memory to a non-volatile memory outside the semiconductor chip, and storing the working context in the non-volatile memory, and executing the power-off standby mode; where the method may further include releasing the power-off standby mode, restoring the working context with respect to the hardware module, which is stored in the non-volatile memory, to the predetermined memory, and recovering the at least one hardware module to a state existing immediately before the power-off standby mode was executed by using the working con
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-aeon Lee, Yun-tae Lee
  • Publication number: 20070214376
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method of transmitting working context, which can minimize power consumption in a power-off standby mode of a portable apparatus including a system on a chip, where the method includes selecting a power-off standby mode, transmitting working context with respect to a hardware module, which is mounted on a semiconductor chip, to a predetermined memory, and storing the working context in the predetermined memory, transmitting the working context stored in the memory to a non-volatile memory outside the semiconductor chip, and storing the working context in the non-volatile memory, and executing the power-off standby mode; where the method may further include releasing the power-off standby mode, restoring the working context with respect to the hardware module, which is stored in the non-volatile memory, to the predetermined memory, and recovering the at least one hardware module to a state existing immediately before the power-off standby mode was executed by using the working con
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Jin-aeon LEE, Yun-tae Lee
  • Publication number: 20070174514
    Abstract: Digital logic processing devices capable of reduced power consumption may be provided. A digital logic processing device may include one or more processing elements, an input FIFO for storing data, a processing unit, and a clock controller circuit. The processing unit may process data from the input FIFO and the clock controller circuit may control a clock signal supplied to the input FIFO and the processing unit. The clock controller circuit may monitor whether there is data to be transferred to the input FIFO and states of the input FIFO and the processing unit and may control the clock signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventors: Jin-Aeon Lee, Yong-Ha Park, Young-Jin Chung, Yun-Kyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 7155556
    Abstract: A host integrated circuit device can include a host interface circuit that is configured to access a resource associated with the host integrated circuit device in a first device interface format based on a request from a remote integrated circuit device located outside the host integrated circuit device in a second device interface format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Jun Kim, Jin-Aeon Lee, Yun-Tae Lee
  • Publication number: 20060125834
    Abstract: A memory controller having graphic processing function that includes a graphic processing unit operating in response to a selection signal from a master, and a memory interface for storing outputs of the graphic processing unit in an external memory at and receiving graphic data from the external memory to provide the graphic data to the graphic processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Young-Jin Chung, Jin-Aeon Lee