Patents by Inventor Kwang Min Chun

Kwang Min Chun 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: 10961650
    Abstract: An inner door assembly for a drum washing machine includes an inner door internal shell formed of plastic and including a rim portion and a projecting portion projecting from the rim portion; and an inner door external shell formed of metal and including a rim portion and a projecting portion corresponding to the rim portion and the projecting portion of the inner door internal shell, wherein the inner door external shell is combined not to be separated from the inner door internal shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-min Chun, Hwa-shik Kim, Hong-yeol Lee, Hee-tae Lim
  • Publication number: 20200354875
    Abstract: Disclosed is a washing machine having an improved wire connection structure for electrically connecting electrical components. The washing machine includes a cabinet which has a first electrical component, forms an exterior, and has an opening through which laundry is inserted; a door provided with a second electrical component, and configured to open and close the opening; a wire which electrically connects the first electrical component and the second electrical component; and a hinge which has a wire guide portion for coupling the door to the cabinet so as to be rotatable about a rotating axis and for guiding the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Kwang Min CHUN, Hwa Shik KIM, Min Jea CHOI, Nae Young PARK
  • Patent number: 10801149
    Abstract: A washing machine including a first tub accommodated in a housing and formed by assembling a first member disposed in the front portion with a second member disposed in the rear portion; a second tub disposed above the first tub, a drum rotatably disposed in the inside of the second tub; and a driving shaft connected to the drum, configured to transfer a driving force to the drum and located further behind than an engaged portion of the first member and the second member of the first tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Min Chun, Jong Woon Park, Seon Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 10767300
    Abstract: Disclosed is a washing machine having an improved wire connection structure for electrically connecting electrical components. The washing machine includes a cabinet which has a first electrical component, forms an exterior, and has an opening through which laundry is inserted; a door provided with a second electrical component, and configured to open and close the opening; a wire which electrically connects the first electrical component and the second electrical component; and a hinge which has a wire guide portion for coupling the door to the cabinet so as to be rotatable about a rotating axis and for guiding the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang Min Chun, Hwa Shik Kim, Min Jea Choi, Nae Young Park
  • Publication number: 20200131691
    Abstract: A washing machine includes: a cabinet having a first opening and a washing space formed therein; and a door assembly provided to open and close the first opening, wherein the door assembly includes: a door body having a second opening and corresponding to the first opening and provided to rotate relative to the cabinet; door glass having a glass hole communicating with the inside of the cabinet and coupled with the rear surface of the door body; a guide duct that connects the second opening and the glass hole; and a sealing member. The sealing member can prevent washing water or internal air from escaping from the door assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jang Hoon Park, Min Jea Choi, Jae Young Kim, Zoo Hyeong Kim, Nae Young Park, Kwang Min Chun
  • Patent number: 10526744
    Abstract: A washing machine includes: a cabinet having a first opening and a washing space formed therein; and a door assembly provided to open and close the first opening, wherein the door assembly includes: a door body having a second opening and corresponding to the first opening and provided to rotate relative to the cabinet; door glass having a glass hole communicating with the inside of the cabinet and coupled with the rear surface of the door body; a guide duct that connects the second opening and the glass hole; and a sealing member. The sealing member can prevent washing water or internal air from escaping from the door assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jang Hoon Park, Min Jea Choi, Jae Young Kim, Zoo Hyeong Kim, Nae Young Park, Kwang Min Chun
  • Publication number: 20190352837
    Abstract: A washing machine includes: a cabinet having a first opening and a washing space formed therein; and a door assembly provided to open and close the first opening, wherein the door assembly includes: a door body having a second opening and corresponding to the first opening and provided to rotate relative to the cabinet; door glass having a glass hole communicating with the inside of the cabinet and coupled with the rear surface of the door body; a guide duct that connects the second opening and the glass hole; and a sealing member. The sealing member can prevent washing water or internal air from escaping from the door assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Jang Hoon PARK, Min Jea CHOI, Jae Young KIM, Zoo Hyeong KIM, Nae Young PARK, Kwang Min CHUN
  • Patent number: 10415174
    Abstract: A washing machine includes: a cabinet having a first opening and a washing space formed therein; and a door assembly provided to open and close the first opening, wherein the door assembly includes: a door body having a second opening and corresponding to the first opening and provided to rotate relative to the cabinet; door glass having a glass hole communicating with the inside of the cabinet and coupled with the rear surface of the door body; a guide duct that connects the second opening and the glass hole; and a sealing member. The sealing member can prevent washing water or internal air from escaping from the door assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jang Hoon Park, Min Jea Choi, Jae Young Kim, Zoo Hyeong Kim, Nae Young Park, Kwang Min Chun
  • Publication number: 20190071809
    Abstract: A washing machine including a first tub accommodated in a housing and formed by assembling a first member disposed in the front portion with a second member disposed in the rear portion; a second tub disposed above the first tub, a drum rotatably disposed in the inside of the second tub; and a driving shaft connected to the drum, configured to transfer a driving force to the drum and located further behind than an engaged portion of the first member and the second member of the first tub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Min Chun, Jong Woon Park, Seon Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 10053811
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a washing machine, which includes a main body in which a main entrance is formed at a front thereof, a tub that is provided inside the main body, and a main door that is coupled to the main body to open and close the main entrance and includes a glass member and a holder member. The glass member includes a flange portion that is coupled to the holder member, and a body portion that protrudes toward an inside of the tub and has an auxiliary entrance formed therein for inputting laundry to the inside of the tub while the main door is closed. With this configuration, opening the auxiliary door and additionally inputting laundry is possible during a washing cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Young Kim, Nae Young Park, Min Jea Choi, Zoo Hyeong Kim, Jang Hoon Park, Kwang Min Chun
  • Publication number: 20180179687
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a washing machine comprising, a first tub, a second tub disposed above the first tub, a first housing configured to cover the first tub, a second housing disposed on the first housing, and configured to cover the second tub, and a first coupling portion protruding from the second tub toward the second housing, and configured to fix the second tub on the second housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Min CHUN, Hong-Yeol LEE, Seon Ho JEONG
  • Publication number: 20180142399
    Abstract: Disclosed is a washing machine having an improved wire connection structure for electrically connecting electrical components. The washing machine includes a cabinet which has a first electrical component, forms an exterior, and has an opening through which laundry is inserted; a door provided with a second electrical component, and configured to open and close the opening; a wire which electrically connects the first electrical component and the second electrical component; and a hinge which has a wire guide portion for coupling the door to the cabinet so as to be rotatable about a rotating axis and for guiding the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Kwang Min CHUN, Hwa Shik KIM, Min Jea CHOI, Nae Young PARK
  • Publication number: 20180135231
    Abstract: A washing machine includes: a cabinet having a first opening and a washing space formed therein; and a door assembly provided to open and close the first opening, wherein the door assembly includes: a door body having a second opening and corresponding to the first opening and provided to rotate relative to the cabinet; door glass having a glass hole communicating with the inside of the cabinet and coupled with the rear surface of the door body; a guide duct that connects the second opening and the glass hole; and a sealing member. The sealing member can prevent washing water or internal air from escaping from the door assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Jang Hoon PARK, Min Jea CHOI, Jae Young KIM, Zoo Hyeong KIM, Nae Young PARK, Kwang Min CHUN
  • Publication number: 20170342621
    Abstract: An inner door assembly for a drum washing machine includes an inner door internal shell formed of plastic and including a rim portion and a projecting portion projecting from the rim portion; and an inner door external shell formed of metal and including a rim portion and a projecting portion corresponding to the rim portion and the projecting portion of the inner door internal shell, wherein the inner door external shell is combined not to be separated from the inner door internal shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Kwang-min Chun, Hwa-shik Kim, Hong-yeol Lee, Hee-tae Lim
  • Publication number: 20170183803
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a washing machine, which includes a main body in which a main entrance is formed at a front thereof, a tub that is provided inside the main body, and a main door that is coupled to the main body to open and close the main entrance and includes a glass member and a holder member. The glass member includes a flange portion that is coupled to the holder member, and a body portion that protrudes toward an inside of the tub and has an auxiliary entrance formed therein for inputting laundry to the inside of the tub while the main door is closed. With this configuration, opening the auxiliary door and additionally inputting laundry is possible during a washing cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Young KIM, Nae Young PARK, Min Jea CHOI, Zoo Hyeong KIM, Jang Hoon PARK, Kwang Min CHUN
  • Patent number: 9279208
    Abstract: Provided is a washing machine that can maintain sufficient rigidity while reducing a thickness of a frame by improving the shape of beads disposed at the frame, the washing machine including: a cabinet; a tub that is disposed to accommodate washing water in the cabinet and has a fastening hole formed in a rear side of the tub; a tub fixing part that is provided in plural numbers at a rear side of the cabinet in a position corresponding to the fastening hole; a fixing member that is inserted into the tub fixing part and is fastened to the fastening hole so that the tub is fixed to the rear side of the cabinet; and beads that are provided in plural numbers at both sides of the cabinet so as to have a shape of grooves formed in a direction of an inner side of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nam Ki Sul, Kwang Min Chun, Jong Hun Sung, Hong Yeol Lee, Jung Sang Choi, Sang Young Kweon
  • Publication number: 20140009049
    Abstract: Provided is a washing machine having an improved structure in which a door may be firmly supported not to sag even though the door is repeatedly opened/closed for a long term while a user uses the washing machine. The washing machine includes: a main body; an opening formed in a front side of the main body; a door that opens/closes the opening; and a hinge member that allows the door to be rotatably coupled to the front side of the main body. The hinge member includes: a hinge body coupled to the front side of the main body; at least one hinge arm that extends from the hinge body; and at least one stopper that protrudes from an outer side of the hinge arm. The door includes: at least one accommodation groove in which at least a portion of the hinge arm is accommodated; and a cover plate that covers the accommodation groove to support the hinge arm and has at least one protrusion that protrudes from an inner side of the cover plate toward the hinge arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Hun SUNG, Hong Yeol Lee, Kwang Min Chun, Jung Sang Choi
  • Publication number: 20130305789
    Abstract: Provided is a washing machine that can maintain sufficient rigidity while reducing a thickness of a frame by improving the shape of beads disposed at the frame, the washing machine including: a cabinet; a tub that is disposed to accommodate washing water in the cabinet and has a fastening hole formed in a rear side of the tub; a tub fixing part that is provided in plural numbers at a rear side of the cabinet in a position corresponding to the fastening hole; a fixing member that is inserted into the tub fixing part and is fastened to the fastening hole so that the tub is fixed to the rear side of the cabinet; and beads that are provided in plural numbers at both sides of the cabinet so as to have a shape of grooves formed in a direction of an inner side of the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nam Ki SUL, Kwang Min CHUN, Jong Hun SUNG, Hong Yeol LEE, Jung Sang CHOI, Sang Young KWEON
  • Patent number: 6772584
    Abstract: A plasma system is provided for removing soot and nitrogen oxide (NOx) in the exhaust gas of diesel engines. The system is comprised of a diesel particulate filter for adopting a honeycomb type porous element and at least one pair of electrodes; a plasma reactor for generating a predetermined amount of plasma, mounted downward or upward the diesel particulate filter; a catalytic reactor filled with a catalyst selected from 1B metal group, mounted downward the plasma reactor or the diesel particulate filter; and a means for supplying hydrocarbon to the exhaust gas, connected to a proper position upward the plasma reactor. Therefore, the soot and NOx in the exhaust gas, which are not only harmful to humans, but also which pollute the environment could be effectively removed under a normal pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventors: Kwang Min Chun, Bae Hyeock Chun, Woong Sup Yoon, Kwan Young Lee, Jung Ho Hwang, Kyo Seung Lee, Dong Hoon Jeong, Hyeong Sang Lee, Dae Won Lee, Jae Hong Ryu
  • Publication number: 20030233824
    Abstract: A plasma system is provided for removing soot and nitrogen oxide (NOx) in the exhaust gas of diesel engines. The system is comprised of a diesel particulate filter for adopting a honeycomb type porous element and at least one pair of electrodes; a plasma reactor for generating a predetermined amount of plasma, mounted downward or upward the diesel particulate filter; a catalytic reactor filled with a catalyst selected from 1B metal group, mounted downward the plasma reactor or the diesel particulate filter; and a means for supplying hydrocarbon to the exhaust gas, connected to a proper position upward the plasma reactor. Therefore, the soot and NOx in the exhaust gas, which are not only harmful to humans, but also which pollute the environment could be effectively removed under a normal pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventors: Kwang Min Chun, Bae Hyeock Chun, Woong Sup Yoon, Kwan Young Lee, Jung Ho Hwang, Kyo Seung Lee, Dong Hoon Jeong, Hyeong Sang Lee, Dae Won Lee, Jae-Hong Ryu