Patents by Inventor Kwang-Keun Kim

Kwang-Keun 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: 9956514
    Abstract: An air filter mounting/demounting apparatus for a microwave oven having easy mounting and demounting of the air filter is provided. The apparatus includes a base plate having an inlet port through which air is admitted to serve as a hood, an air filter installed at a position corresponding to the inlet port and configured to filter foreign substances being admitted through the inlet port, an air filter bracket coupled to the base plate, an air filter holder at which the air filter is assembled coupled to the air filter bracket to enable a sliding movement along the guide rail, a latch unit configured to be coupled to the base plate to maintain and release engagement of the air filter holder aged, and a spring installed at an inside the latch unit to deliver an elastic force to the air filter holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Keun Kim, Jeon Hong Kang, Sang Won Yun, Se Hun Lee
  • Publication number: 20150283489
    Abstract: An air filter mounting/demounting apparatus for a microwave oven having easy mounting and demounting of the air filter is provided. The apparatus includes a base plate having an inlet port through which air is admitted to serve as a hood, an air filter installed at a position corresponding to the inlet port and configured to filter foreign substances being admitted through the inlet port, an air filter bracket coupled to the base plate, an air filter holder at which the air filter is assembled coupled to the air filter bracket to enable a sliding movement along the guide rail, a latch unit configured to be coupled to the base plate to maintain and release engagement of the air filter holder aged, and a spring installed at an inside the latch unit to deliver an elastic force to the air filter holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Keun KIM, Jeon Hong KANG, Sang Won YUN, Se Hun LEE
  • Patent number: 9079130
    Abstract: An air filter mounting/demounting apparatus for a microwave oven having easy mounting and demounting of the air filter is provided. The apparatus includes a base plate having an inlet port through which air is admitted to serve as a hood, an air filter installed at a position corresponding to the inlet port and configured to filter foreign substances being admitted through the inlet port, an air filter bracket coupled to the base plate, an air filter holder at which the air filter is assembled coupled to the air filter bracket to enable a sliding movement along the guide rail, a latch unit configured to be coupled to the base plate to maintain and release engagement of the air filter holder aged, and a spring installed at an inside the latch unit to deliver an elastic force to the air filter holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Keun Kim, Jeon Hong Kang, Sang Won Yun, Se Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 8847129
    Abstract: A heating cooker including a cooker body having a cooking chamber and a convection heating unit. The convection heating unit includes a convection heater to generate heat, a convection fan to forcibly move the heat generated from the convection heater into the cooking chamber, a convection motor to drive the convection fan, and a convection housing to receive the convection heater and the convection fan. The convection heater and the convection fan are linearly arranged within the convection housing, to allow air introduced into the convection housing to move from the convection fan to the convection heater. This configuration is effective to restrict the transfer of heat from the convection heater to the convection motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang Keun Kim, Keun Seuk Oh, Sang Jun Park, In Ki Jeon, Jong Hoon Lee, Seung Joon Jun
  • Patent number: 7723655
    Abstract: A microwave oven cooking food using a bar code, and a method controlling same. The microwave oven comprises a bar code scanner for obtaining bar code data from the bar code attached to the food; and a controller for obtaining cooking data corresponding to the microwave oven from the bar code data, setting cooking conditions based on the obtained cooking data, and performing the cooking of the food according to the set cooking conditions. Accordingly, it is possible to develop cooking sets regardless of the manufacturing times of foods, and food producers can put foods applied compatibly to plural cooking sets on the market and easily control inventory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwang Keun Kim
  • Patent number: 7673801
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling a microwave oven using a bar code. The apparatus includes an operating panel provided on the front surface of the microwave oven, a bar code scanner installed in the operating panel and projecting light to the bar code attached to a package of food to obtain data of the bar code, and a main controller for controlling a cooking operation for cooking the food according to the data of the bar code obtained by the bar code scanner. The apparatus simply and rapidly performs the cooking of food using the bar code, increases the bar code recognition distance thereof, and is easily and economically operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guen Yong Park, Kwang Keun Kim
  • Publication number: 20090013988
    Abstract: A heating cooker including a cooker body having a cooking chamber and a convection heating unit. The convection heating unit includes a convection heater to generate heat, a convection fan to forcibly move the heat generated from the convection heater into the cooking chamber, a convection motor to drive the convection fan, and a convection housing to receive the convection heater and the convection fan. The convection heater and the convection fan are linearly arranged within the convection housing, to allow air introduced into the convection housing to move from the convection fan to the convection heater. This configuration is effective to restrict the transfer of heat from the convection heater to the convection motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Keun Kim, Keun Seuk Oh, Sang Jun Park, In Ki Jeon, Jong Hoon Lee, Seung Joon Jun
  • Patent number: 7326888
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooking apparatus and cooking system which allows a user to change cooking information that is suitable to the preferences of the user and the amount of food when cooking food using automatic cooking information, and a cooking control method using the same. The cooking apparatus using automatic cooking information includes an automatic cooking information acquisition unit for acquiring the automatic cooking information; an automatic cooking information change unit for allowing a user to change the acquired automatic cooking information; and a control unit for controlling a series of cooking operations on the basis of the changed cooking information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun Bong Chun, Kwang Keun Kim, Sook Young Ji
  • Patent number: 7304275
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus, cooking system, and cooking control method using a bar code, in which automatic cooking of food is performed when the bar code attached to a package of the food is lost or damaged. The cooking apparatus for cooking food using cooking data includes a memory for storing identification data and cooking data of the food; an image capture device for obtaining an image of the food; and a controller for identifying the food by comparing the image of the food to the identification data of the food, stored in the memory, obtaining the cooking data of the identified food, and controlling the cooking apparatus so that the cooking of the food is performed based on the cooking data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun Bong Chun, Kwang Keun Kim, Sook Young Ji
  • Patent number: 7238923
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus and method thereof capable of performing a cooking process based upon a cooking condition corresponding to the amount of food introduced into a cooking chamber when the cooking process is performed using a bar code printed on a food package to be cooked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang Keun Kim, Seok Weon Hong, Yu Jeub Ha, Hyun Suk Kim
  • Patent number: 7094998
    Abstract: A heating cooker which evenly heats or cooks food, and is easily cleaned, includes a cabinet to define a cooking cavity therein. The cooking cavity is open at a front thereof. A fan chamber is defined by recessing a rear wall of the cooking cavity at a predetermined area to a predetermined depth. An air circulation fan and a heater are installed in the fan chamber. The air circulation fan circulates air of the cooking cavity. The heater heats the air in the fan chamber. A chamber cover is mounted to the rear wall of the cooking cavity to cover an open front of the fan chamber. The chamber cover has a plurality of air suction ports at a central area thereof, with a plurality of air distribution ports provided along an edge of the chamber cover to guide the air from the fan chamber to the edge of the chamber cover so as to discharge the air to the cooking cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kobayashi Shozo, Jang Jun Lee, Yun Ic Hwang, Pung Yeun Cho, Dong Wok Ko, Hyung Min Kim, Kwang Keun Kim
  • Patent number: 6930294
    Abstract: A microwave oven and a method of controlling the same that is capable of detecting the respective positions of heaters using detectors for which a number thereof is less than a number of cooking modes. Cooking is performed with the heaters in respective horizontal positions in a cooking mode in which cooking requiring the heaters to heat food is performed, while cooking is performed with the heaters positioned in the respective initial positions in a cooking mode in which the cooking not requiring the heaters to heat the food is performed. Each of the detectors is a micro switch operated by a cam. Accordingly, in the microwave oven and in the method of controlling the same, the number of the detectors to detect the respective positions of the heaters is decreased. Further, an electrical wire is connected to a single micro switch to detect the respective positions of the heaters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwang-Keun Kim
  • Patent number: 6891133
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus to improve heating efficiency and to quickly cook food. The cooking apparatus includes a heater provided at a tray receiving food to be cooked and having a pair of terminals to supply power to the heater, and a plurality of sockets provided at a rear wall of a cooking cavity. When the tray is placed on a pair of support rails of the cooking cavity and the terminals of the heater are inserted into one of the sockets, the tray is directly heated by the heater to cook the food. The heater includes a conductive film coated on a lower surface of the tray, and first and second electrodes connected to the conductive film to be opposed to each other and connected to the terminals. The conductive film and the tray are heated by current flowing through the conductive film between the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kobayashi Shozo, Jung-Eui Hoh, Yun-Ic Hwang, Pung-Yeun Cho, Dong-Wok Ko, Kwang-Keun Kim
  • Publication number: 20040200831
    Abstract: A heating cooker which evenly heats or cooks food, and is easily cleaned, includes a cabinet to define a cooking cavity therein. The cooking cavity is open at a front thereof. A fan chamber is defined by recessing a rear wall of the cooking cavity at a predetermined area to a predetermined depth. An air circulation fan and a heater are installed in the fan chamber. The air circulation fan circulates air of the cooking cavity. The heater heats the air in the fan chamber. A chamber cover is mounted to the rear wall of the cooking cavity to cover an open front of the fan chamber. The chamber cover has a plurality of air suction ports at a central area thereof, with a plurality of air distribution ports provided along an edge of the chamber cover to guide the air from the fan chamber to the edge of the chamber cover so as to discharge the air to the cooking cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kobayashi Shozo, Jang Jun Lee, Yun Ic Hwang, Pung Yeun Cho, Dong Wok Ko, Hyung Min Kim, Kwang Keun Kim
  • Publication number: 20040182849
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus to improve heating efficiency and to quickly cook food. The cooking apparatus includes a heater provided at a tray receiving food to be cooked and having a pair of terminals to supply power to the heater, and a plurality of sockets provided at a rear wall of a cooking cavity. When the tray is placed on a pair of support rails of the cooking cavity and the terminals of the heater are inserted into one of the sockets, the tray is directly heated by the heater to cook the food. The heater includes a conductive film coated on a lower surface of the tray, and first and second electrodes connected to the conductive film to be opposed to each other and connected to the terminals. The conductive film and the tray are heated by current flowing through the conductive film between the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kobayashi Shozo, Jung-Eui Hoh, Yun-Ic Hwang, Pung-Yeun Cho, Dong-Wok Ko, Kwang-Keun Kim
  • Publication number: 20040104219
    Abstract: A microwave oven and a method of controlling the same that is capable of detecting the respective positions of heaters using detectors for which a number thereof is less than a number of cooking modes. Cooking is performed with the heaters in respective horizontal positions in a cooking mode in which cooking requiring the heaters to heat food is performed, while cooking is performed with the heaters positioned in the respective initial positions in a cooking mode in which the cooking not requiring the heaters to heat the food is performed. Each of the detectors is a micro switch operated by a cam. Accordingly, in the microwave oven and in the method of controlling the same, the number of the detectors to detect the respective positions of the heaters is decreased. Further, an electrical wire is connected to a single micro switch to detect the respective positions of the heaters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwang-Keun Kim
  • Patent number: 5859413
    Abstract: A microwave oven prevents an overcooking of small food portions. The oven includes a weight sensing device for sensing the weight of food to be cooked. If the sensed food weight is greater than a reference weight, then a cooking time is set, e.g., manually or automatically on the basis of a selected cooking mode and/or the sensed food weight. If the sensed food weight is less than the reference weight, then a maximum cooking time is automatically set which is the same, regardless of the amount by which the food weight is less than the reference weight. The cooking time cannot exceed that maximum time period, thereby ensuring that the food will not be overcooked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Keun Kim, Seok-Weon Hong, Kwang-Seok Kang
  • Patent number: 5736716
    Abstract: A microwave oven has a food tray which can be both rotated and elevated. A weight sensing unit senses the weight of the tray and any food thereon, for controlling the operation of a tray elevation/rotation mechanism. The tray is not elevated if the weight of the food is detected to be greater than a predetermined elevation weight, in order to prevent excessive pressure from being applied to the elevation/rotation mechanism and the weight sensing unit. If the weight of the food is detected to be greater than a maximum possible cooking weight, no cooking is performed, and an error signal is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Keun Kim, Seok-Weon Hong