Patents by Inventor Kwan Woo Hong

Kwan Woo Hong 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: 10920709
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling an environment-friendly vehicle, a system having the same, and a method thereof are provided. The apparatus includes a processor to perform a control operation to expand an operable area based on a motor efficiency gain and a state of charge (SOC) of a battery in an Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) operation or a lean burn operation, and a storage to store the motor efficiency gain and the SOC of the battery, which are acquired by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hee Chang Oh, Yeong Seop Park, Kwan Hee Lee, Jong Hyeok Lee, Jae Gu Kang, Dong Hee Han, Seung Woo Hong
  • Publication number: 20210033033
    Abstract: A control valve of a multi-supercharger system is provided. The control valve includes a first spool rotatably fitted in a valve body and a second spool fitted in the valve body to be coaxially rotatable together with the first spool. A disk member is installed in the valve body to partition a first chamber, in which the first spool is disposed, and a second chamber, in which the second spool is disposed, from each other. A portion of the disk member includes a communication sector, through which the first chamber and the second chamber communicate with each other. A first inlet and a first outlet are disposed in the valve body and a second inlet and a second outlet are disposed in the valve body. A first valve aperture is formed in the first spool for allowing the first spool to communicate with the communication sector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Dong Ho Chu, Kwan Hee Lee, Yeong Seop Park, Seung Woo Hong, Dong Hee Han, Hyun Jin Kang
  • Publication number: 20200347537
    Abstract: A washing machine includes a cabinet; a tub disposed in the inside of the cabinet; at least one suspension apparatus configured to reduce vibrations of the tub, and to connect the tub to the cabinet such that the tub is supported on the cabinet; and a position guide apparatus having one end connected to the at least one suspension apparatus, and the other end connected to the tub, and configured to limit a movement range in horizontal direction of the tub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ju Bum HAN, Dong Ha JUNG, Jeong Hoon KANG, Kwan Woo HONG
  • Publication number: 20200284215
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling an environment-friendly vehicle, a system having the same, and a method thereof are provided. The apparatus includes a processor to perform a control operation to expand an operable area based on a motor efficiency gain and a state of charge (SOC) of a battery in an Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) operation or a lean burn operation, and a storage to store the motor efficiency gain and the SOC of the battery, which are acquired by the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Hee Chang Oh, Yeong Seop Park, Kwan Hee Lee, Jong Hyeok Lee, Jae Gu Kang, Dong Hee Han, Seung Woo Hong
  • Patent number: 10760195
    Abstract: A washing machine includes a cabinet; a tub disposed in the inside of the cabinet; at least one suspension apparatus configured to reduce vibrations of the tub, and to connect the tub to the cabinet such that the tub is supported on the cabinet; and a position guide apparatus having one end connected to the at least one suspension apparatus, and the other end connected to the tub, and configured to limit a movement range in horizontal direction of the tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ju Bum Han, Dong Ha Jung, Jeong Hoon Kang, Kwan Woo Hong
  • Publication number: 20200270798
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a drum washing machine having an improved motor mount structure. The drum washing machine includes a tub having a coupling part; a drum rotatably installed in the tub; a motor bracket installed at the coupling part; and an elastic member having a cylindrical shape and disposed between the motor bracket and the tub, wherein the elastic member comprises a rib protruding in a radial direction from the inner circumferential surface of the elastic member, and the rib has the longest protrusion at a longitudinal center of the elastic member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Hee LEE, Jeong Hoon KANG, Min Sung KIM, Dong Ha JUNG, Kwan Woo HONG
  • Patent number: 10506911
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a dishwasher including a spray unit fixed to one sidewall of a wash tub and a reflecting plate assembly to reflect wash water sprayed from the spray unit onto dishes and to linearly reciprocate in a spray direction of the wash water sprayed from the spray unit. The dishwasher further includes a drive unit to drive the reflecting plate assembly, and a cam unit to transmit driving force of the drive unit to the reflecting plate assembly. The drive unit includes a motor to generate rotational force, and a belt forming a closed loop and caused to make cyclic movement by the motor. The cam unit is engaged with the belt to transmit power of the belt to the reflecting plate assembly. The cam is alternately engaged with first and second portions of the belt to cause the reflecting plate assembly to reciprocate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chan Young Park, Chang Wook Lee, Seung Gee Hong, Young Su Ser, Soo Hyung Yoo, Kwan Woo Hong, Yong Soo Kyong, Jea Won Lee, Dae Uk Kang, Jeong Hoon Kang, Sung Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10420452
    Abstract: A dish washing machine is provided herein. The dish washing machine includes a switching assembly configured to change a direction of washing water sprayed by a spray unit. The switching assembly includes a switching unit configured to change the direction of the washing water. The switching assembly also includes a damping unit configured to lessen vibrations of the switching unit. Using this structure, the direction of the washing water is efficiently changed by the switching unit, and vibrations and noise are lessened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwan Woo Hong, Jeong Hoon Kang, Dae Uk Kang, Ha Yeon Jo
  • Publication number: 20190177898
    Abstract: Disclosed are a lifter having an improved structure to improve washing performance and a washing machine having the lifter. The washing machine includes a drum and a lifter coupled to the inside of the drum, wherein the lifter is provided in the form of a closed curve in which a space is formed at a central portion thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Jung Hee LEE, Jeong Hoon KANG, Kwan Woo HONG, Dae Uk KANG, Min Sung KIM, Ju Bum HAN
  • Publication number: 20190071811
    Abstract: A washing machine including a washing tub capable of improving a washing effect and dehydration efficiency of the laundry is provided. The washing machine includes: a body; a washing tub configured to be rotatably provided in the body, accommodate a laundry therein, and have a cylindrical shape; a plurality of recessed portions configured to be formed in an inner circumferential surface of the washing tub and be arranged in the plural in a circumferential direction of the washing tub to form a pattern; and first dehydrating holes configured to be formed in the respective recessed portions, wherein the respective recessed portions are formed in a length direction of the washing tub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Jung-hee Lee, Jeong-hoon Kang, Kwan-woo Hong, Min-sung Kim, Dae-uk Kang, Kyung-han Kim, Ju-bum Han
  • Publication number: 20180347093
    Abstract: The washing machine of the present disclosure includes an improved pulley for reducing the noise generated in the pulley. When the shaft is inserted into the shaft insertion hole, at least a part of the shaft is closely contacted with the shaft insertion hole to minimize the tolerance between the shaft and the shaft insertion hole, and the rotation shaft of the pulley and the center axis of the shafts may be made to coincide with each other, so that the noise generated by the rotation of the pulley can be effectively reduced. In addition, the spoke of the pulley includes the curved portion, thereby reducing the friction with the air and effectively reducing noise due to friction with air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Jung Hee LEE, Takahiro NAKASHIMA, Yoshinari SHIMADA, Kazushi MORI, Jeong Hoon KANG, Min Sung KIM, Dong Ha JUNG, Kwan Woo HONG
  • Publication number: 20180344128
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a dishwasher including a spray unit fixed to one sidewall of a wash tub and a reflecting plate assembly to reflect wash water sprayed from the spray unit onto dishes and to linearly reciprocate in a spray direction of the wash water sprayed from the spray unit. The dishwasher further includes a drive unit to drive the reflecting plate assembly, and a cam unit to transmit driving force of the drive unit to the reflecting plate assembly. The drive unit includes a motor to generate rotational force, and a belt forming a closed loop and caused to make cyclic movement by the motor. The cam unit is engaged with the belt to transmit power of the belt to the reflecting plate assembly. The cam is alternately engaged with first and second portions of the belt to cause the reflecting plate assembly to reciprocate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chan Young PARK, Chang Wook LEE, Seung Gee HONG, Young Su SER, Soo Hyung YOO, Kwan Woo HONG, Yong Soo KYONG, Jea Won LEE, Dae Uk KANG, Jeong Hoon KANG, Sung Jin KIM
  • Publication number: 20180258577
    Abstract: Provided is a washing machine including a rib extending outward from a central portion of a rear portion of a tub. One end of the rib is provided adjacent to the central portion of the tub, the other end of the rib is provided adjacent to an outer side of the tub, and since a width of the one end of the rib is greater than a width of the other end of the rib, thereby maintaining efficient rigidity against stress generated in the rear portion of the tub. Further, in order to secure rigidity against stress due to vibrations generated by a driving motor, an additional rib is included between a side to which the driving motor is coupled and the outer side of the tub, thereby efficiently maintaining rigidity against additional stress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Jung Hee LEE, Jeong Hoon KANG, Min Sung KIM, Ji Hoon CHOI, Kwan Woo HONG
  • Publication number: 20180249883
    Abstract: A dish washing machine is provided herein. The dish washing machine includes a switching assembly configured to change a direction of washing water sprayed by a spray unit. The switching assembly includes a switching unit configured to change the direction of the washing water. The switching assembly also includes a damping unit configured to lessen vibrations of the switching unit. Using this structure, the direction of the washing water is efficiently changed by the switching unit, and vibrations and noise are lessened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Kwan Woo HONG, Jeong Hoon KANG, Dae Uk KANG, Ha Yeon JO
  • Patent number: 10045680
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a dishwasher including a spray unit fixed to one sidewall of a wash tub and a reflecting plate assembly to reflect wash water sprayed from the spray unit onto dishes and to linearly reciprocate in a spray direction of the wash water sprayed from the spray unit. The dishwasher further includes a drive unit to drive the reflecting plate assembly, and a cam unit to transmit driving force of the drive unit to the reflecting plate assembly. The drive unit includes a motor to generate rotational force, and a belt forming a closed loop and caused to make cyclic movement by the motor. The cam unit is engaged with the belt to transmit power of the belt to the reflecting plate assembly. The cam is alternately engaged with first and second portions of the belt to cause the reflecting plate assembly to reciprocate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chan Young Park, Chang Wook Lee, Seung Gee Hong, Young Su Ser, Soo Hyung Yoo, Kwan Woo Hong, Yong Soo Kyong, Jea Won Lee, Dae Uk Kang, Jeong Hoon Kang, Sung Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 9980625
    Abstract: A dish washing machine is provided herein. The dish washing machine includes a switching assembly configured to change a direction of washing water sprayed by a spray unit. The switching assembly includes a switching unit configured to change the direction of the washing water. The switching assembly also includes a damping unit configured to lessen vibrations of the switching unit. Using this structure, the direction of the washing water is efficiently changed by the switching unit, and vibrations and noise are lessened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwan Woo Hong, Jeong Hoon Kang, Dae Uk Kang, Ha Yeon Jo
  • Publication number: 20180142403
    Abstract: A washing machine includes a cabinet; a tub disposed in the inside of the cabinet; at least one suspension apparatus configured to reduce vibrations of the tub, and to connect the tub to the cabinet such that the tub is supported on the cabinet; and a position guide apparatus having one end connected to the at least one suspension apparatus, and the other end connected to the tub, and configured to limit a movement range in horizontal direction of the tub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ju Bum HAN, Dong Ha JUNG, Jeong Hoon KANG, Kwan Woo HONG
  • Patent number: 9782052
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly and a dishwasher having the same. The dishwasher includes a main body, a wash tub, and at least one first nozzle assembly to wash the objects received in the wash tub. The first nozzle assembly includes a main nozzle configured to be rotatable about a rotation axis thereof, plural injection holes, a first flow path defined in the main nozzle for movement of wash water to be sprayed out toward the objects, a sub nozzle provided at the main nozzle, the sub nozzle internally defining a second flow path for movement of wash water to be sprayed out in a radial direction of the main nozzle, and a valve coupled to the main nozzle to open or close the second flow path. Providing the nozzle assembly with the first and second flow paths independent of each other may reduce noise due to collision of wash water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Jin Cho, Dae Uk Kang, Jeong Hoon Kang, Ha Yeon Jo, Kwan Woo Hong
  • Patent number: 9706896
    Abstract: A dishwasher having a spray unit fixed at a washing tub and configured to spray wash water, and a conversion assembly provided as to convert the direction of the wash water being sprayed from the spray unit toward a tableware basket. The conversion assembly includes a vane rotatably provided while disposed as to face with respect to the spray unit such that the direction of the converted wash water is adjusted. Through the structure as such, the spraying range of the wash water is extended, and may be able to minimize noise from the striking of the wash water against an inside wall or door of the dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwan Woo Hong, Dae Uk Kang, Jeong Hoon Kang, Hooi Joong Kim, Chan Young Park, Chang Wook Lee
  • Patent number: D836864
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Hee Lee, Dae-Uk Kang, Jeong-Hoon Kang, Jin-Nam Kim, Kwan-Woo Hong, Min-Sung Kim