Patents by Inventor Ki Uk Kyung

Ki Uk Kyung 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: 20210196555
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wearable robot for assisting a wrist, including: a plurality of flexible actuators; and a control unit configured to control any one of the plurality of flexible actuators to be contracted or relaxed according to a wrist movement of a wearer. Each of the plurality of flexible actuators includes: a driving part which is contractively deformed by a current or transfer heat applied from the control unit or is relaxed when the heat is lost, and a refrigerant circulating part which is implemented to surround the driving part and circulates a refrigerant so that the contractively deformed driving part is cooled under control of the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Ki-Uk KYUNG, Jaeyeon JEONG, Kyujin HYEON, Jungwoo HAN, Kwang-Ok AN, Won-Kyung SONG
  • Patent number: 11041055
    Abstract: Provided are a composition for a light transmittance control film, and a light transmittance control film. According to the inventive concept, the light transmittance control film includes a matrix part including a copolymer and a polymer chain which is grafted to the copolymer; and a dispersed part including a polymer derived from a first monomer, and are provided in the matrix part, wherein the polymer chain is derived from the first monomer, first light transmittance is shown while external force is applied, and second light transmittance which is greater than the first light transmittance may be shown after the external force is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Seung Koo Park, Sung Ryul Yun, Ki Uk Kyung, Mi Jeong Choi, Bong Je Park, Suntak Park, Saekwang Nam, Seongcheol Mun, Eun Jin Shin, Jeong Mook Lim
  • Patent number: 10996432
    Abstract: A reflective active variable lens includes an upper electrode, a lower electrode disposed in parallel to the upper electrode, a deformation part disposed between the upper electrode and the lower electrode, a reflective part disposed on the upper electrode, and a support part disposed to surround the deformation part. Here, the deformation part and the support part are connected to each other to provide a single structure, the deformation part is expanded from an initial shape when an electric field is formed between the upper electrode and the lower electrode, and the expanded deformation part is contracted when the electric field is removed and restored to the initial shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Suntak Park, Bong Je Park, Ki-Uk Kyung, Seung Koo Park, Sung Ryul YuN, Seongcheol Mun, Jeong Muk Lim
  • Patent number: 10898404
    Abstract: An artificial muscle includes a first stress transmission part and a second stress transmission part, which are spaced apart from each other in a first direction, a contraction coil spring provided between the first and second stress transmission parts to pull the first and second stress transmission parts, and an expansion part provided between the first and second stress transmission parts to push the first and second stress transmission parts. The contraction coil spring has a shape of a spring progressing in the first direction, and the contraction coil spring is contracted by heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jeong Mook Lim, Sung Ryul Yun, Ki-Uk Kyung, Seongcheol Mun
  • Patent number: 10649116
    Abstract: An auto focusing lens includes an active lens including a lens body including electroactive polymer and a transparent electrode at least partially coated on a surface of the lens body, and a controller controlling the focus of the active lens by applying a voltage to the transparent electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ki-Uk Kyung, Bong Je Park, Sang-Youn Kim, Sae Kwang Nam, Sun Tak Park, Sung Ryul Yun
  • Publication number: 20200032013
    Abstract: Provided are a composition for a light transmittance control film, and a light transmittance control film. According to the inventive concept, the light transmittance control film includes a matrix part including a copolymer and a polymer chain which is grafted to the copolymer; and a dispersed part including a polymer derived from a first monomer, and are provided in the matrix part, wherein the polymer chain is derived from the first monomer, first light transmittance is shown while external force is applied, and second light transmittance which is greater than the first light transmittance may be shown after the external force is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Seung Koo PARK, Sung Ryul YUN, Ki Uk KYUNG, Mi Jeong CHOI, Bong Je PARK, Suntak PARK, Saekwang NAM, Seongcheol MUN, Eun Jin SHIN, Jeong Mook LIM
  • Patent number: 10495843
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an imaging apparatus and a method for operating the same, and more particularly, to a high-speed lens moving technique capable of effective multi-view angle and multi-focus images for a short period of time and an image photographing and sorting technique according the high-speed lens moving technique. Accordingly, the movement of lenses is performed using a new technique without applying the existing slow lens moving technique performed using a motor, etc., so that it is possible to acquire multi-view angle and multi-focus images using one imaging apparatus for a short period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ki-Uk Kyung, Sae Kwang Nam, Bong Je Park, Sun Tak Park, Sung Ryul Yun
  • Patent number: 10338280
    Abstract: Disclosed is a varifocal lens module. A varifocal lens module according to an embodiment includes a lens formed of a flexible and transparent material and having a focal length varying according to a variable shape thereof; at least one driving part expanded or contracted in response to an electric signal; and at least one structural body configured to physically or chemically connect the lens and each driving part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS & TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ki Uk Kyung, Sae Kwang Nam, Sung Ryul Yun, Bong Je Park, Sun Tak Park, Seung Koo Park
  • Publication number: 20190196149
    Abstract: A reflective active variable lens includes an upper electrode, a lower electrode disposed in parallel to the upper electrode, a deformation part disposed between the upper electrode and the lower electrode, a reflective part disposed on the upper electrode, and a support part disposed to surround the deformation part. Here, the deformation part and the support part are connected to each other to provide a single structure, the deformation part is expanded from an initial shape when an electric field is formed between the upper electrode and the lower electrode, and the expanded deformation part is contracted when the electric field is removed and restored to the initial shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Suntak PARK, Bong Je PARK, Ki-Uk KYUNG, Seung Koo PARK, Sung Ryul YUN, Seongcheol MUN, Jeong Muk LIM
  • Patent number: 10232133
    Abstract: Provided herein is an endoscope comprising an end portion configured to take an image; a controller configured to control the end portion and process the image input by the end portion; and a connector configured to connect the end portion and the controller, wherein the end portion is provided with at least one lens apparatus surrounding an exterior surface of the end portion, the lens apparatus being adapted to be brought to various focuses, thereby providing an effect of obtaining images from various viewpoints at a short period of time, and when used as an endoscope, obviating the need to move the multi-view and multi-focused variable lens at the end portion, making it possible to reduce the thickness of the connector that connects the end portion of the endoscope with the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Sae Kwang Nam, Ki Uk Kyung, Bong Je Park, Sun Tak Park, Sung Ryul Yun
  • Publication number: 20180267215
    Abstract: An auto focusing lens includes an active lens including a lens body including electroactive polymer and a transparent electrode at least partially coated on a surface of the lens body, and a controller controlling the focus of the active lens by applying a voltage to the transparent electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ki-Uk KYUNG, Bong Je PARK, Sang-Youn KIM, Sae Kwang NAM, Sun Tak PARK, Sung Ryul YUN
  • Publication number: 20180263839
    Abstract: An artificial muscle includes a first stress transmission part and a second stress transmission part, which are spaced apart from each other in a first direction, a contraction coil spring provided between the first and second stress transmission parts to pull the first and second stress transmission parts, and an expansion part provided between the first and second stress transmission parts to push the first and second stress transmission parts. The contraction coil spring has a shape of a spring progressing in the first direction, and the contraction coil spring is contracted by heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicants: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jeong Mook Lim, Sung Ryul Yun, Ki-Uk Kyung, Seongcheol Mun
  • Patent number: 10009546
    Abstract: There is provided an optical imaging device including a flexible image sensor and an actuator that expands or contracts the flexible image sensor on a two-dimensional plane. It is possible to minimize distortion aberration and control a viewing angle and magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Sun Tak Park, Ki Uk Kyung, Sae Kwang Nam, Bong Je Park, Seung Koo Park, Sung Ryul Yun
  • Patent number: 10007034
    Abstract: An auto focusing lens includes an active lens including a lens body including electroactive polymer and a transparent electrode at least partially coated on a surface of the lens body, and a controller controlling the focus of the active lens by applying a voltage to the transparent electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ki-Uk Kyung, Bong Je Park, Sang-Youn Kim, Sae Kwang Nam, Sun Tak Park, Sung Ryul Yun
  • Patent number: 9996199
    Abstract: Provided is a thin film type actuator having multi-operation points, capable of various feels of touch or sounds. The film type actuator includes an upper plate and a lower plate, formed of a single plate. Between the upper plate and the lower plate, pairs of electrode parts capable of attracting one another via an electrostatic force. Since each of the pairs of electrode parts functions as an operation point and the upper plate and the lower plate are formed of the single plate, movements of the respective operation points in such a way that a new physical movement different from an original individual movement is generated to generate a haptic feel or a sound. It is possible to generate various haptic feels or sounds by modulating and combining amplitudes and frequencies of the respective operation points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Suntak Park, Ki-Uk Kyung, Sung Ryul Yun, Young Sung Kim, Jong-uk Lee, Bong Je Park
  • Patent number: 9992433
    Abstract: There are provided an image processing apparatus and a control method thereof. An image processing apparatus includes an image sensor for acquiring a target image, an image processing module for performing focusing on a specific area of the acquired target image and determining a focal surface of the target image on the basis of the performed focusing, and a drive control module for controlling the curvature of the image sensor, based on the determined focal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Sun Tak Park, Ki-Uk Kyung, Sae Kwang Nam, Bong Je Park, Seung Koo Park, Sung Ryul Yun
  • Patent number: 9885874
    Abstract: A microlens array and a method for fabricating thereof are provided. The microlens array of the present invention comprises a lens structure part formed by bistable dielectric polymer thin film; first and second electrode parts each formed on the upper surface and the bottom surface of the lens structure part to apply voltage for shape changes of the lens structure part; a circuit part applying heat to the dielectric polymer thin film to change the property of the dielectric polymer thin film to be soft; and a base part formed on the bottom surface of the second electrode in predetermined intervals. The method further comprises a hydraulic part to apply predetermined voltage to the bottom surface of the lens structure part. The microlens array is thus able to change optical properties by deform the shape of a transparent dielectric polymer thin film having bistablity to various sizes of lens shapes by the purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Sung-Ryul Yun, Ki-Uk Kyung, Sun-Tak Park, Bong-Je Park, Sae-Kwang Nam
  • Publication number: 20180017718
    Abstract: Disclosed is a varifocal lens module. A varifocal lens module according to an embodiment includes a lens formed of a flexible and transparent material and having a focal length varying according to a variable shape thereof; at least one driving part expanded or contracted in response to an electric signal; and at least one structural body configured to physically or chemically connect the lens and each driving part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: KI UK KYUNG, SAE KWANG NAM, SUNG RYUL YUN, BONG JE PARK, SUN TAK PARK, SEUNG KOO PARK
  • Patent number: 9841621
    Abstract: Provided herein a display apparatus including a display panel including a first surface for displaying information and a second surface disposed opposite to the first surface, and where a curvature is formed as a physical force is applied; and a curvature changing unit bonded to at least a portion of the second surface, wherein the curvature changing unit includes a first actuator unit configured to curve the display panel when a voltage is applied and a fixing unit configured to fixate the first actuator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Sun Tak Park, Ki Uk Kyung, Sung Ryul Yun, Sae Kwang Nam, Bong Je Park
  • Patent number: 9746587
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a shape-variable optical element including: a shape-variable lens; a first electrode unit configured to be connected to the shape-variable lens; a second electrode unit configured to face the first electrode unit; and a deformation part configured to be disposed between the first electrode unit and the second electrode unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ki-Uk Kyung, Sung-Ryul Yun, Sun-Tak Park, Bong-Je Park, Sae-Kwang Nam