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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180359396
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display unit, a bezel portion, and a camera module disposed beneath the bezel portion and provided with a pair of flat surfaces facing each other, wherein the camera module includes a plurality of rim guides each including first and second flat surfaces facing each other, and first and second curved surfaces connecting the first and second flat surfaces, the plurality of rim guides being laminated with forming spaces apart from one another, a plurality of lens portions formed within the plurality of rim guides, respectively, and forming a specific focal length, and an image sensor overlapping the plurality of lens portions and generating an image using light that has passed through the plurality of lens portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongpil KIM, Hakhae KIM, Jaewan HONG, Dongjin LEE, Sungbum JOO
  • Patent number: 10126532
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal, which includes a terminal body, an optical system located in the terminal body and being configured to receive light; a rod located at a side of the optical system; and a curved mirror located at an end portion of the rod, wherein the rod and the curved mirror are positionable between a first state and a second state, wherein in the first state the rod and the curved mirror are relatively closer to the optical system, and in the second state the rod and the curved mirror have been extended outward from the optical system, and wherein the curved mirror reflects omnidirectional light incident on the curved mirror toward the optical system when in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongpil Kim, Dongjin Lee, Sungbum Joo, Hakhae Kim
  • Patent number: 10126943
    Abstract: A mobile terminal according to the present invention can provide various user interfaces for editing an image itself displayed on a front surface display area, an editing function for items displayed on the front surface display area, and so on by using the front surface display area and a side surface display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongpil Kim, Anna Yoo, Kyunghee Yoo, Seungmin Seen
  • Publication number: 20180292127
    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: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Hyungkyu PARK, Jongpil KIM, Cheoljun PARK
  • Patent number: 10095085
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes: a terminal body; and a camera module provided at one side of the terminal body, wherein the camera module includes: a first lens assembly; a second lens assembly provided below the first lens assembly; a diaphragm disposed between the first and second lens assemblies, and having its aperture changed; and an actuator disposed close to the first lens assembly, and configured to reciprocate the first lens assembly, wherein the diaphragm includes: a first blade having a through hole therein; a second blade having a through hole therein, and configured to change an aperture of the diaphragm by a relative motion with respect to the first blade; a link member coupled to end parts of the first and second blades, and configured to move the first and second blades by being rotated; and a motor coupled to one side of the link member, and configured to rotate the link member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongpil Kim, Yongho Lee, Gunseek Oh
  • Publication number: 20180283071
    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: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Daejin CHOI, Hyehyun SIM, Jongpil KIM, Yongwoon PARK
  • Patent number: 10063756
    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: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongpil Kim, Byunghwa Lee
  • Patent number: 10015383
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a camera module includes a case; a camera module housing, wherein at least a portion of the housing is exposed through an opening in the case; a first lens unit disposed in the housing and having a plurality of lenses configured to focus light received through the exposed portion of the housing; a second lens unit disposed in the housing and configured to magnify an image formed by light passing through the first lens unit as a function of a distance between the first lens unit and the second lens unit; and a moving unit connected to the first lens unit and the second lens unit and configured to move at least one of the first lens unit and the second lens unit in order to adjust the distance between the first lens unit and the second lens unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongpil Kim, Hakhae Kim, Dongjin Lee
  • Publication number: 20180149833
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a camera module mounted in a mobile terminal, comprising: a first lens group having a first lens, which has a positive (+) refractive power, and a second lens, which has a negative (?) refractive power, in order from the object side, wherein the first and second lenses are integrally formed through a first lens barrel; a variable aperture for controlling the quantity of light incident into an optical system; and a second lens group having a third lens having a negative (?) refractive power, a fourth lens having a positive (+) refractive power, and a fifth lens having a positive (+) refractive power, wherein the third to fifth lenses are integrally formed through a second lens barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Dongjin LEE, Jongpil KIM, Hakhae KIM
  • Patent number: 9936113
    Abstract: A smart device and controlling method thereof are disclosed. The smart device includes a camera including a lens and an iris positioned over the lens, the iris including a single layer film; and a controller configured to cause the iris to adjust a size of an aperture formed in the film to adjust quantity of light incident on the lens. A method for controlling the smart device includes obtaining a video of a subject consecutively via the camera, using preset conditions; detecting a relative movement between the subject and the smart device; and adjusting at least one of the conditions based on the detected movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jinsool Lee, Jongpil Kim
  • Publication number: 20180091712
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention to accomplish the above and other objects, a color sensor module comprising 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: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongjin LEE, Jongpil KIM, Sungbum JOO, Hakhae KIM
  • Publication number: 20170357144
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes: a terminal body; and a camera module provided at one side of the terminal body, wherein the camera module includes: a first lens assembly; a second lens assembly provided below the first lens assembly; a diaphragm disposed between the first and second lens assemblies, and having its aperture changed; and an actuator disposed close to the first lens assembly, and configured to reciprocate the first lens assembly, wherein the diaphragm includes: a first blade having a through hole therein; a second blade having a through hole therein, and configured to change an aperture of the diaphragm by a relative motion with respect to the first blade; a link member coupled to end parts of the first and second blades, and configured to move the first and second blades by being rotated; and a motor coupled to one side of the link member, and configured to rotate the link member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongpil KIM, Yongho LEE, Gunseek OH
  • Publication number: 20170353634
    Abstract: Provided are a camera module and a mobile terminal having the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongpil KIM, Byunghwa LEE
  • Publication number: 20170324892
    Abstract: An iris of a mobile terminal includes a cover having a through hole therein and forming an internal space, a first blade disposed in the internal space and having a first through hole communicating with the through hole, a second blade disposed to overlap the first blade in at least a portion thereof within the internal space, communicating with the through hole, and having a second through hole formed to adjust a region in which light is incident through interference with the first through hole, and a link member connected to one end portion of each of the first and second blades and varying an aperture of the iris by moving at least one of the first and second blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongpil KIM, Hakhae KIM, Dongjin LEE, Sungbum JOO
  • Patent number: 9809104
    Abstract: A transmission system of a hybrid electric vehicle may include an input shaft connected to an engine, a planetary gear set including a first rotation element operated as an output element, a second rotation element connected to the input shaft and operated as an input element, and a third rotation element operated as another output element, a first motor operably connected to the first rotation element, and selectively connected to a transmission housing, a first motor/generator configured to generate electric energy by receiving torque through the first motor shaft, a second motor shaft being a hollow shaft, disposed at a radial exterior of the first motor shaft without rotational interference with the first motor shaft, and operably connected to the third rotation element so as to receive torque of the engine, and a second motor/generator disposed on the second motor shaft and outputting torque through the second motor shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Baekyu Kim, Samgyun Kim, Seokjoon Kim, Seungwoo Ha, Jaeyoung Jeun, Chulmin Ahn, Jaemoon Lee, Sunggon Byun, Jongpil Kim
  • Patent number: 9807312
    Abstract: An iris of a mobile terminal includes a cover having a through hole therein and forming an internal space, a first blade disposed in the internal space and having a first through hole communicating with the through hole, a second blade disposed to overlap the first blade in at least a portion thereof within the internal space, communicating with the through hole, and having a second through hole formed to adjust a region in which light is incident through interference with the first through hole, and a link member connected to one end portion of each of the first and second blades and varying an aperture of the iris by moving at least one of the first and second blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongpil Kim, Hakhae Kim, Dongjin Lee, Sungbum Joo
  • Publication number: 20170302831
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a terminal body, and a camera module provided on one side of the terminal body and including a lens assembly exposed outwardly in at least a portion thereof, an iris provided on an inner side of the lens assembly to adjust an amount of incident light, and an actuator moving the lens assembly and the iris, wherein the lens assembly includes a first lens assembly provided on a front side of the iris and exposed to the outside and a second lens assembly provided on a rear side of the iris and determining a magnification together with the first lens assembly, the actuator includes a moving member disposed on a rear side of the second lens assembly, a housing accommodating the moving member, and a driving unit provided between the moving member and the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongpil KIM, Hakhae KIM, Changhoon SUNG, Byeongkil KANG
  • Patent number: 9794459
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a terminal body, and a camera module provided on one side of the terminal body and including a lens assembly exposed outwardly in at least a portion thereof, an iris provided on an inner side of the lens assembly to adjust an amount of incident light, and an actuator moving the lens assembly and the iris, wherein the lens assembly includes a first lens assembly provided on a front side of the iris and exposed to the outside and a second lens assembly provided on a rear side of the iris and determining a magnification together with the first lens assembly, the actuator includes a moving member disposed on a rear side of the second lens assembly, a housing accommodating the moving member, and a driving unit provided between the moving member and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongpil Kim, Hakhae Kim, Changhoon Sung, Byeongkil Kang
  • Patent number: 9752760
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a housing including a power connection hole, at least one light source module disposed on a lower surface of the housing, and a front cover coupled to the housing to define a space in which the light source module is located. The front cover transmits light generated by the light source module. The light source module includes a support protrusion supported by the front cover. The front cover presses the support protrusion when the front cover is coupled to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyeuk Chang, Jongpil Kim, Jaepyo Hong, Jinsung Kwak