Patents by Inventor Joo-Hyoung Lee

Joo-Hyoung 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: 11112914
    Abstract: A force operation sensing device is provided. The device includes an input operation unit comprising a first operating member integrally formed with a housing, a magnetic member disposed inside the input operation unit, and an oscillating circuit comprising a first inductor element and a second inductor element, wherein when a force operation is applied to the first operating member, the oscillating circuit is configured to generate a first variable resonant frequency based on an interaction between the first operating member and the first inductor element, and generate a second variable resonant frequency based on an interaction between the magnetic member and the second inductor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo Hyoung Lee, Joo Yul Ko
  • Patent number: 11073950
    Abstract: A touch sensing device applied to an electronic device including a side portion having a cover that is nonconductive, and a frame that is conductive, includes: a first touch sensing portion including a first sensing electrode and a first sensing inductor disposed inside the cover and electrically connected to each other, wherein, in response to a touch applied through the cover by a human body, a capacitance is varied by the first touch sensing portion according to parasitic capacitance generated between the first sensing electrode and the human body according to the touch applied through the cover; and a reference sensing portion including a reference coil disposed inside the side portion and configured to provide reference inductance of the reference coil that is constant, regardless of a touch applied through the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo Hyoung Lee, Joo Yul Ko, Woo Young Choi, Soo Woong Lee, Jung Chul Gong, Je Hyuk Ryu, Byung Joo Hong, Tae Ho Lim, Gwang Pyo Park
  • Patent number: 11057036
    Abstract: A switching operation sensing device is provided. The device includes a touch operation unit that is integrally formed with a housing and includes first and second touch members disposed in different regions; an oscillator circuit configured to generate a first oscillation signal including a variable resonant frequency when the first touch member is touched and a second oscillation signal including a variable resonant frequency when the second touch member is touched; and a touch detector circuit configured to detect whether at least one of the first and second touch members has been touched, and distinguish touch regions based on the first oscillation signal and the second oscillation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Woon Ji, Joo Yul Ko, Joo Hyoung Lee, Byung Joo Hong, Je Hyuk Ryu, Jong Woo Lee
  • Publication number: 20210194482
    Abstract: A touch operation sensing device includes a touch interaction switch integrally formed with a housing and including a conductive first touch member having a first insulated hole, and a sensing coil disposed inside the first touch member. The touch operation sensing device includes an oscillation circuit and a touch detection circuit. The oscillation circuit is configured to generate an oscillation signal having a variable resonance frequency based on a touch capacitance generated by an interaction with a touch body touching the first touch member, the first insulated hole, and the sensing coil. The touch detection circuit is configured to detect a touch interaction using the oscillation signal from the oscillation circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo Young Choi, Jung Eui Park, Joo Hyoung Lee, Joo Yul Ko, Yong Woon Ji
  • Publication number: 20210181873
    Abstract: A switching operation sensing device to be applied to an electronic device including a touch operation unit having a first touch member integrated with a housing, the switching operation sensing device including a sensing coil component including a first inductor unit disposed on an inner surface of the first touch member, and an oscillator circuit connected to the sensing coil component and configured to generate an oscillation signal having a resonant frequency that changes when a touch operation is input through the touch operation unit, wherein the first inductor unit includes a first sensing area opposing the first touch member, a first sensing wiring disposed in the first sensing area, and a first sensing coil connected between the first sensing wiring and a first resonant circuit of the oscillator circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joo Hyoung LEE
  • Publication number: 20210157424
    Abstract: A force operation sensing device is provided. The device includes an input operation unit comprising a first operating member integrally formed with a housing, a magnetic member disposed inside the input operation unit, and an oscillating circuit comprising a first inductor element and a second inductor element, wherein when a force operation is applied to the first operating member, the oscillating circuit is configured to generate a first variable resonant frequency based on an interaction between the first operating member and the first inductor element, and generate a second variable resonant frequency based on an interaction between the magnetic member and the second inductor element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo Hyoung LEE, Joo Yul KO
  • Publication number: 20210124453
    Abstract: A touch sensing device in an electronic device, the electronic device including a touch manipulation unit disposed in a housing of the electronic device, the touch manipulation unit including a first insulating member penetrating through the housing, the touch sensing device including a first sensor unit disposed on an internal surface of the first insulating member, and an oscillation circuit connected to the first sensor unit, the oscillation circuit being configured to generate a first oscillation signal having a first resonance frequency that varies in response to a touch capacitance generated in response to the first insulating member being touched, wherein the first sensor unit contacts the internal surface of the first insulating member, and does not contact the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo Hyoung LEE, Joo Yul KO, Woo Young CHOI, Jung Chul GONG
  • Publication number: 20210064179
    Abstract: A touch operation sensing device configured to be added to an electronic device, the electronic device including a touch member disposed in a housing and having conductivity, the touch operation sensing device includes an oscillation circuit disposed on an internal side of the touch member and including an inductor element and a capacitor element to generate an oscillation signal in response to changed impedance during a touch operation through the touch member, and an insulating member disposed between a first terminal of the inductor element and the touch member, and between a second terminal of the inductor element and the touch member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo Hyoung LEE, Joo Yul KO, Jung Chul GONG
  • Publication number: 20210034177
    Abstract: A touch sensing device, applicable to an electric device including a touch member integrated with a housing, includes an inductor element spaced apart from an internal side surface of the touch member, a support member attached to an internal side surface of the housing or the touch member to support the inductor element disposed thereon, a substrate on which the inductor element is mounted, the substrate being disposed on the support member, and a circuit part connected to the inductor element and configured to detect a touch input and a touch-force input in response to different frequency change characteristics depending on the touch input and the touch-force input through the touch member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo Hyoung LEE, Joo Yul KO
  • Publication number: 20210021264
    Abstract: A switching operation sensing device is provided. The device includes a touch operation unit that is integrally formed with a housing and includes first and second touch members disposed in different regions; an oscillator circuit configured to generate a first oscillation signal including a variable resonant frequency when the first touch member is touched and a second oscillation signal including a variable resonant frequency when the second touch member is touched; and a touch detector circuit configured to detect whether at least one of the first and second touch members has been touched, and distinguish touch regions based on the first oscillation signal and the second oscillation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Woon JI, Joo Yul KO, Joo Hyoung LEE, Byung Joo HONG, Je Hyuk RYU, Jong Woo LEE
  • Publication number: 20210004097
    Abstract: A sensing device with a fingerprint sensor is provided. The sensing device includes a touch input pattern included in the fingerprint sensor, an oscillation circuit connected to the touch input pattern and configured to change a capacitance of the oscillation circuit when a touch occurrence is sensed by the touch input pattern and generate an oscillation signal based on the change in the capacitance, and an operation detection circuit configured to detect a touch occurrence based on a frequency included in the oscillation signal input from the oscillation circuit and generate a detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Eui PARK, Joo Yul KO, Ho Kwon YOON, Woo Young CHOI, Soo Woong LEE, Joo Hyoung LEE, Ju Yong KIM
  • Patent number: 10868946
    Abstract: An actuator includes a magnet, a driving coil, a driver, and a position detector. The magnet is disposed on one surface of a lens barrel. The driving coil is disposed at a proximity of the magnet. The driver is configured to apply a driving signal to the driving coil to move the lens barrel along an optical axis. The position detector is configured to generate an oscillation signal of which a frequency is changed based on movement of the magnet and configured to compare oscillation signals generated in a first position and a second position of the lens barrel to detect a present position of the lens barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Woo Lee, Joo Hyoung Lee, Je Hyuk Ryu, Woo Young Choi, Yong Woon Ji, Soo Woong Lee, Byung Joo Hong, Joo Yul Ko
  • Patent number: 10855891
    Abstract: An apparatus to control a position of a camera module includes a magnetic member, a coil, a driver, a signal extractor, and a position detector. The magnetic member is disposed on a lens barrel of the camera module. The coil is disposed opposite to the magnetic member. The driver is configured to provide a position confirmation signal to the coil. The signal extractor is configured to extract a specific frequency component from a signal of the coil including the position confirmation signal and output a detection signal. The position detector is configured to provide a position signal corresponding to a position of the magnetic member based on the detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo Young Choi, Sang Hoon Kim, Joo Yul Ko, Joo Hyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10637375
    Abstract: A actuator using a voice coil motor (VCM) method includes a coil configured to face a magnetic member disposed on a lateral surface of a lens carrier, and be spaced apart from the magnetic member, a driving circuit configured to supply a composite current including a driving current and a position detection current to the coil based on a composite voltage input to the driving circuit, and an impedance/digital conversion circuit configured to convert an alternating current (AC) voltage signal including a specific frequency component acquired at opposite ends of the coil via a demodulation scheme, extract a low-frequency signal having an inductance component of the coil, and detect a position signal based on the low-frequency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo Young Choi, Jung Eui Park, Joo Hyoung Lee, Joo Yul Ko
  • Patent number: 10591697
    Abstract: A camera module actuator includes, a magnet, a coil, a driver, and a position estimating processor. The coil is disposed to face the magnet. The driver is configured to move the magnet by applying a driving signal to the coil. The position estimating processor is configured to estimate a position of the magnet from an oscillating signal. A frequency of the oscillating signal varies according to a movement of the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo Yul Ko, Joo Hyoung Lee, Jong Woo Lee, Je Hyuk Ryu, Woo Young Choi, Soo Woong Lee, Byung Joo Hong
  • Patent number: 10554163
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a position of a voice coil motor (VCM) includes a coil disposed to face a magnetic member provided on one surface of a lens carrier; a driving circuit applying a superimposed current, including a driving current and a position detecting current, to the coil; a filter circuit extracting an alternating current (AC) voltage from a voltage across the coil; a voltage/frequency conversion circuit converting the AC voltage extracted by the filter circuit into a frequency signal; and a digital control circuit detecting positional information of the VCM based on a frequency component of the frequency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Eui Park, Woo Young Choi, Joo Hyoung Lee, Joo Yul Ko
  • Patent number: 10554875
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided to control a position of a camera module. The apparatus includes a magnetic member disposed on a lens barrel of the camera module, a coil disposed opposite to the magnetic member, and a driver configured to generate to the coil a position confirmation signal including a specific frequency component. The apparatus also includes a signal extractor configured to extract a detected signal, including the specific frequency component, from a coil signal of the coil, and a peak detector detect a peak value of the detected signal and output a position signal corresponding to a position of the magnetic member based on the peak value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo Hyoung Lee, Woo Young Choi, Sang Hoon Kim, Joo Yul Ko
  • Patent number: 10451661
    Abstract: A digital frequency measuring apparatus includes a frequency divider dividing an input frequency signal and providing a divided frequency signal; a period counter counting clock cycles in a period of the divided frequency signal using a clock signal and providing a period count value for each period; and a digital filter amplifying the period count value using an accumulated gain, converting an amplified period count value into a frequency, and providing a first digital output value. The digital filter determines the accumulated gain using a predetermined stage number and a predetermined decimator factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Woo Lee, Joo Hyoung Lee, Je Hyuk Ryu, Woo Young Choi, Yong Woon Ji, Soo Woong Lee, Byung Joo Hong, Joo Yul Ko
  • Publication number: 20190190412
    Abstract: A actuator using a voice coil motor (VCM) method includes a coil configured to face a magnetic member disposed on a lateral surface of a lens carrier, and be spaced apart from the magnetic member, a driving circuit configured to supply a composite current including a driving current and a position detection current to the coil based on a composite voltage input to the driving circuit, and an impedance/digital conversion circuit configured to convert an alternating current (AC) voltage signal including a specific frequency component acquired at opposite ends of the coil via a demodulation scheme, extract a low-frequency signal having an inductance component of the coil, and detect a position signal based on the low-frequency signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo Young CHOI, Jung Eui PARK, Joo Hyoung LEE, Joo Yul KO
  • Publication number: 20190131906
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a position of a voice coil motor (VCM) includes a coil disposed to face a magnetic member provided on one surface of a lens carrier; a driving circuit applying a superimposed current, including a driving current and a position detecting current, to the coil; a filter circuit extracting an alternating current (AC) voltage from a voltage across the coil; a voltage/frequency conversion circuit converting the AC voltage extracted by the filter circuit into a frequency signal; and a digital control circuit detecting positional information of the VCM based on a frequency component of the frequency signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Eui PARK, Woo Young CHOI, Joo Hyoung LEE, Joo Yul KO