Patents by Inventor Jongpil Kim

Jongpil 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).

  • Patent number: 10443924
    Abstract: A refrigerator may include a partition wall that isolate a first storage compartment from a second storage compartment. A third storage compartment is provided in the partition wall to be recessed downwards from an upper surface of the partition wall. An opening is formed on the upper surface to allow storage objects to be placed into the storage space. A door covers the opening of the third storage compartment and is configured to be moved in a direction parallel to the upper surface of the partition wall to selectively open or close the opening. An elastic-force assembly may apply a restoring force to the door when the door is moved to open the third storage compartment. A slide assembly that guides movement of the door may include a speed dampener that reduces a speed of the door when the door is moved to close the third storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Daejin Choi, Hyehyun Sim, Jongpil Kim, Yongwoon Park
  • Publication number: 20190312509
    Abstract: A charging apparatus for an electric vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes an AC power input terminal receiving one AC input power from among single-phase AC power and multi-phase AC power. A power factor corrector having full bridge circuits receives the AC input power through the AC power input terminal. A link capacitor is charged through the power factor corrector. A first switch connects any one of an AC power input line and a neutral line of the AC power input terminal to the power factor corrector and a second switch selectively connects the AC power input terminal to the power factor corrector, or the link capacitor. The power factor corrector and the switch network operate based on a condition of received AC input power. The second switch includes a third switch and a fourth switch that connect each full bridge circuit to a positive battery electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Jongpil Kim, Woo Young Lee, Gyu Yeong Choe, Hyun-Wook Seong, JinYoung Yang, Jung Hong Joo, DongGyun Woo, Dong Sup Ahn, Hyung Bin Ihm, Youngkook Lee, Jin Hwan Jung, SeungHyun Han, Sihun Yang
  • Publication number: 20190299792
    Abstract: A charging apparatus for an electric vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes a motor generating power for vehicle driving. An inverter supplies power to the motor. An AC power input stage receives AC input power from among single-phase AC power and multi-phase AC power. A power factor corrector includes full bridge circuits receiving AC input power through the AC power input stage. A link capacitor is charged through a combination of the power factor corrector, the motor, and the inverter. A switch network has a first switch connecting one of an AC power input line and a neutral line of the AC power input stage to the power factor corrector and a second switch selectively connecting the AC power input stage to the power factor corrector or the link capacitor. A controller operates the power factor corrector and the switch network based on the received AC input power condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jongpil Kim, Sihun Yang, Woo Young Lee
  • Publication number: 20190299793
    Abstract: A charging apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes an AC power input stage receiving at least one AC input power from among single-phase AC power and multi-phase AC power. A power factor corrector has a single three-leg half bridge circuit receiving the AC input power through the AC power input stage. A link capacitor is charged through the power factor corrector. A converter connects between the link capacitor and a battery. A first switch connects any one of an AC power input line and a neutral line of the AC power input stage to the power factor corrector. A second switch selectively connects the AC power input stage to the power factor corrector, or the link capacitor. A controller operates the power factor corrector and the switch network based on the received condition of the AC input power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jongpil Kim, Inyong Yeo, Youngjin Kim, Woo Young Lee
  • Publication number: 20190291586
    Abstract: A charging apparatus for an electric vehicle has a small-sized simple structure, and charges a battery of the electric vehicle upon receiving electricity from various kinds of power sources. The charging apparatus includes a motor, an inverter, an AC power input stage, a power factor, a link capacitor, a switch network, and a controller. The AC power input stage receives AC input power from single-phase AC power or multi-phase AC power. The power factor corrector has a single three-leg half bridge circuit receiving the AC input power through the AC power input stage, and the link capacitor is charged through at least one of combinations of the power factor corrector, the motor, and the inverter. The controller controls the power factor corrector and the switch network based on a condition of AC input power received through the AC power input stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jongpil KIM, Sihun YANG, JaeEun CHA, Woo Young LEE
  • Publication number: 20190291585
    Abstract: A charging apparatus for an electric vehicle is provided. The apparatus charges a vehicle battery upon receiving power from different power sources. The apparatus includes a motor generating power to drive the electric vehicle and an inverter supplying power to the motor. An AC power input terminal receives at least one of single-phase AC power and multi-phase AC power. A power factor corrector having a single three-leg half bridge circuit receives the AC input power through the AC power input terminal. A link capacitor is charged through a combination of the power factor corrector, the motor, and the inverter. A switch network has at least one switch for selectively connecting the AC power input terminal to the power factor corrector, the link capacitor, the motor, or the inverter. A controller operates the power factor corrector, the switch network, and the inverter based on a condition of received AC input power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Sihun Yang, Jongpil Kim, Youngjin Kim, JinYoung Yang, Jin Myeong Yang, Woo Young Lee
  • Patent number: 10389925
    Abstract: Provided are a camera module and a mobile terminal having the same. The camera module includes a first lens assembly, a second lens assembly disposed to be adjacent to the first lens assembly, a lens cover accommodating the first and second lens assemblies and having first and second through holes allowing light to be incident to the first and second lens assemblies, an actuator provided on one side of the first and second lens assemblies to drive the first and second lens assemblies, one image sensor disposed below the first and second lens assemblies and converting light signals incident through the first and second lens assemblies into first and second image signals, and a camera case having a through hole formed on a front side thereof and accommodating the lens cover to allow light to be incident to the first and second lens assemblies through the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongpil Kim, Byunghwa Lee
  • Publication number: 20190234682
    Abstract: Provided are a refrigerator and a control method thereof. The refrigerator is characterized by enabling at least a part of a refrigerator door to be selectively transparent by a user's operation, such that the user sees through an inside of the refrigerator while the refrigerator door is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Hyungkyu PARK, Jongpil KIM, Cheoljun PARK
  • Publication number: 20190234683
    Abstract: Provided are a refrigerator and a control method thereof. The refrigerator is characterized by enabling at least a part of a refrigerator door to be selectively transparent by a user's operation, such that the user sees through an inside of the refrigerator while the refrigerator door is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Hyungkyu PARK, Jongpil KIM, Cheoljun PARK
  • Publication number: 20190213459
    Abstract: A smart card includes an antenna to transmit and to receive a radio frequency signal, a rectifier to rectify a signal received through the antenna to output a rectified voltage, a voltage regulator to operate in a first operation mode for stabilizing a level of the rectified voltage and a second operation mode for generating an internal voltage using the rectified voltage, a regulator converter to control the voltage regulator to operate the voltage regulator in one of the first operation and the second operation according to a mode selection signal, a clamp circuit to connect an output terminal of the rectifier to a ground according to the mode selection signal, a load modulator to vary a resistance of the antenna to perform a load modulation, and a regulator controller to generate the mode selection signal according to whether the load modulator is activated or deactivated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Kyeongdo KIM, Sanghyo LEE, Seungwon LEE, Jongpil CHO
  • Publication number: 20190179132
    Abstract: A camera device includes a first lens unit concentrating light incident from a front side; a liquid lens unit disposed on a rear side of the first lens unit and controlling an optical path of light by adjusting a curvature of the liquid lens unit according to an electrical signal; a second lens unit disposed on a rear side of the liquid lens unit; an image sensor on which light passing through the second lens unit forms an image; and a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) transferring the electrical signal to the liquid lens unit. Further, the liquid lens unit includes a first region allowing light, which is to form the image on the image sensor, to be transmitted therethrough and a second region surrounding the first region. In addition the FPCB is disposed in the second region and overlaps the liquid lens unit in a thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byeongkil KANG, Jongpil KIM, Namhee KIM, Hakhae Kim, Sungbum JOO
  • Publication number: 20190173987
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a terminal body; and a camera module provided in the terminal body. The camera module includes a lens assembly; an image sensor provided at a lower end of the lens assembly; a first actuator mounted with a first filter and a second filter provided on one side of the lens assembly to filter light incident on the image sensor, wherein the first actuator comprises first and second support walls, and a first plate supported by the first and second support walls and supporting the first and second filters; a filter change device configured to move the first filter to overlap with the lens assembly in a first state and to move the second filter to overlap with the lens assembly in a second state; and a cover constituting an appearance of the camera module and including a through hole corresponding to an optical axis of the camera module, the cover having an inner space accommodating the lens assembly and the first actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Changhoon SUNG, Jongpil KIM, Juha HYUN
  • Publication number: 20190158750
    Abstract: Disclosed are a camera module and a mobile terminal having the same. The camera module includes: a first lens assembly with a variable focal length; a second lens assembly that is provided under the first lens assembly, spaced apart therefrom, and corrects for spherical aberration of the first lens assembly; and an image sensor provided under the second lens assembly, wherein the second lens assembly corrects for spherical aberration of the first lens assembly according to the field of view (FOV) of the first lens assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongpil KIM, Hakhae KIM
  • Patent number: 10298824
    Abstract: A color sensor module including a color sensor for detecting a surrounding color condition, and a concave lens located in front of the color sensor can ensure an amount of light reaching the color sensor, thereby obtaining more accurate color condition information, regardless of the incident angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongjin Lee, Jongpil Kim, Sungbum Joo, Hakhae Kim
  • Patent number: 10295249
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet, a door including a door frame with an opening, a panel assembly provided at the opening and configured to allow an inside of the refrigerator to be seen through the panel assembly from an outside of the refrigerator, a knock detection device configured to detect a user's knocking operation on the panel assembly, and a lighting unit provided inside the refrigerator and configured to turn on or off based on a signal of the knock detection device while the door is closed. The panel assembly includes a front panel, an insulation panel spaced apart from a rear surface of the front panel, and a spacer bar provided between the front panel and the insulation panel. An insulation space is defined between the front panel and the insulation panel, and the knock detection device is provided outside the insulation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyungkyu Park, Jongpil Kim, Cheoljun Park
  • Patent number: 10291833
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dual camera module equipped in a mobile terminal. The dual camera module includes a first camera module having a first focal length and a first field of view, a second camera module spaced apart from the first camera module by a predetermined distance, the second camera module having a second focal length and a second field of view, which are different from those of the first camera module, a sensor unit located in a space between the first camera module and the second camera module, and at least one member configured to align the first and second camera modules in a line so that beginning points of the fields of view of the first and second camera modules coincide with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jongpil Kim, Hakhae Kim, Dongjin Lee, Sungbum Joo
  • Publication number: 20190062702
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for direct transdifferentiation into neurons using metal nanoparticles magnetized by an electromagnetic field, and to a cell therapeutic agent for the treatment of cerebral nerve diseases, comprising neurons differentiated by the method. In the present invention, it was specifically verified that the direct transdifferentiation efficiency into neurons can be remarkably improved through the above method and the symptoms of cerebral nerve diseases, such as a stroke, can be effectively alleviated. Therefore, in the treatment of degenerative cerebral nerve diseases, the target therapy is expected to be implemented through a more fundamental approach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jongpil KIM, Junsang YOO
  • Publication number: 20190049697
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile terminal devised to achieve a reduced F-number and an increased T-number by enhancing the brightness of an optical system provided therein. In the mobile terminal including an optical module that configures a single optical system, the optical module includes a lens group configured with five or more refractive lenses including at least one glass lens. The glass lens has a thickness equal to or greater than 0.3 mm, an effective diameter equal to or greater than 1.5 mm and equal to or less than 8.0 mm, a refractive index below 1.6, and an Abbe's number equal to or greater than 60.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongpil KIM, Dongjin LEE, Hakhae KIM, Sungbum JOO, Jaewan HONG
  • Publication number: 20190029148
    Abstract: A vehicle electronic module is provided. The vehicle electronic module has a reduced size and improved productivity by replacing a sensor and an offset unit of an electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter module with a printed circuit board (PCB) winding structure. The electronic module includes a sensor that detects EMI noise of a power line and an offset unit that transmits an offset voltage for removing the EMI noise to the power line. A controller is configured to generate the offset voltage that corresponds to the EMI noise detected by the sensor. Then sensor and the offset unit are formed in a stacked structure of the PCB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: SeungHyun Han, Jongpil Kim, Yongoh Choi, Wongyu Seol, Se-Kyo Chung
  • Publication number: 20180376042
    Abstract: Provided are a camera module and a mobile terminal having the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongpil KIM, Byunghwa LEE