Patents by Inventor Kwang-Min KIL

Kwang-Min KIL 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: 10433242
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for selecting a network in an electronic device supporting multiple communications methods by considering channel environment related indicators. The method for determining a network can comprise the following steps of: checking data transmission control information on networks; and determining at least one network to be accessed among the networks based on the data transmission control information on the networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hun-Cheol Oh, Kwang-Min Kil
  • Patent number: 10408703
    Abstract: A method of checking a sealing state of a housing includes starting an operation of a pressure sensor configured to measure an internal pressure of the housing. The method includes checking whether or not the housing is pressed. The method further includes checking the sealing state of the housing through checking a measured value of the pressure sensor under a pressure of the housing. An apparatus for checking a sealing state of a housing includes the housing configured to keep an internal space thereof sealed off from an outside, a pressure sensor configured to measure a pressure of the internal space, and an interface unit configured to provide to the pressure sensor a control signal that controls an operation of the pressure sensor, and provide pressure information detected through the pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Min Kil, Seong-Joon Kweon, Kyung-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 9871549
    Abstract: An electronic device, a protection device, and a method for protecting the electronic device with the protection device is provided. The electronic device includes a sensor module configured to detect a motion state of the electronic device when a cover is connected to the electronic device, and a processor configured to control an actuator of the cover based on the detected motion state of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kwang-Min Kil, Jae-Hoon Choi, Li-Yeon Kang, Jin-Keun Park, Sang-Soo Lee, Min-Jong Lim, Dong-Sub Kim, Sang-Kyu Lee, Jong-Chul Choi, Chang-Ryong Heo
  • Patent number: 9857262
    Abstract: A electronic device and method for self-inspecting a waterproof function of the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a first sensor for sensing an external condition of the electronic device; a second sensor, which is sealed within the electronic device, for sensing an internal condition of the electronic device; and a controller for comparing values of the external condition and the internal condition sensed by the first sensor and the second sensor, respectively, and determining a status of the waterproof function of the electronic device, based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kwang-Min Kil, Jae-Sung Lee
  • Publication number: 20170289903
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for selecting a network in an electronic device supporting multiple communications methods by considering channel environment related indicators. The method for determining a network can comprise the following steps of: checking data transmission control information on networks; and determining at least one network to be accessed among the networks based on the data transmission control information on the networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hun-Cheol OH, Kwang-Min KIL
  • Patent number: 9646598
    Abstract: An audio device connected to an electronic device is provided. The audio device connected to an electronic device includes an audio side connector comprising a microphone terminal that outputs a microphone signal to the electronic device, at least one audio terminal that receives an audio signal from the electronic device, an active noise cancelling (ANC) terminal, and a ground terminal, an ANC block that is driven by power input from the electronic device to remove noise around the audio device, an ANC power source unit that is provided in the electronic device and applies power input via the ANC terminal to the ANC block as drive power, and an on/off switch unit that controls the ANC power source unit, wherein the ANC terminal is included in any one of the areas of the microphone terminal, the audio terminal, and the ground terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Elctronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byoung-Hee Lee, Min-Woo Oh, Dong-Yup Lee, Kwang-Min Kil
  • Publication number: 20170047960
    Abstract: An electronic device, a protection device, and a method for protecting the electronic device with the protection device is provided. The electronic device includes a sensor module configured to detect a motion state of the electronic device when a cover is connected to the electronic device, and a processor configured to control an actuator of the cover based on the detected motion state of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Kwang-Min KIL, Jae-Hoon CHOI, Li-Yeon KANG, Jin-Keun PARK, Sang-Soo LEE, Min-Jong LIM, Dong-Sub KIM, Sang-Kyu LEE, Jong-Chul CHOI, Chang-Ryong HEO
  • Patent number: 9519321
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for replacing a battery in a portable terminal are provided, in which there are a main battery and an auxiliary battery, a cover removal sensor senses the removal of a battery cover, and a controller switches from the main battery to the auxiliary battery for supplying a power in response to the battery cover removal, wherein the auxiliary battery supplies the power to some component of the portable terminal under the control of the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Min Kil, Hae-Jun An
  • Patent number: 9519376
    Abstract: A method in an electronic device includes displaying an image on a screen, detecting a swiping of a finger through a sensor, and selecting at least a portion of the image based on the swiping of the finger. An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a memory configured to store one or more pieces of fingerprint information, a screen configured to display an image, and at least one processor configured to detect a swiping of a finger through a sensor, and select at least a portion of the image based on the swiping of the finger. Other various embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Ryong Han, Kwang-Min Kil
  • Patent number: 9408160
    Abstract: A transmission output restricting method and apparatus of a portable terminal includes a radio frequency (RF) unit to detect a transmission power reflected based on a degree of mismatching of an antenna when a transmission power is emitted via the antenna, and to measure a transmission power increased due to the reflected transmission power caused by a human contact to the antenna, and a controller to control an output of the transmission power by restricting the output of the transmission power when the transmission power measured by the RF unit is greater than or equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Min Kil, Hae-Jun An
  • Publication number: 20160035342
    Abstract: An audio device connected to an electronic device is provided. The audio device connected to an electronic device includes an audio side connector comprising a microphone terminal that outputs a microphone signal to the electronic device, at least one audio terminal that receives an audio signal from the electronic device, an active noise cancelling (ANC) terminal, and a ground terminal, an ANC block that is driven by power input from the electronic device to remove noise around the audio device, an ANC power source unit that is provided in the electronic device and applies power input via the ANC terminal to the ANC block as drive power, and an on/off switch unit that controls the ANC power source unit, wherein the ANC terminal is included in any one of the areas of the microphone terminal, the audio terminal, and the ground terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Byoung-Hee LEE, Min-Woo OH, Dong-Yup LEE, Kwang-Min KIL
  • Publication number: 20160005296
    Abstract: A electronic device and method for self-inspecting a waterproof function of the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a first sensor for sensing an external condition of the electronic device; a second sensor, which is sealed within the electronic device, for sensing an internal condition of the electronic device; and a controller for comparing values of the external condition and the internal condition sensed by the first sensor and the second sensor, respectively, and determining a status of the waterproof function of the electronic device, based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Kwang-Min Kil, Jae-Sung Lee
  • Publication number: 20150116249
    Abstract: A method in an electronic device includes displaying an image on a screen, detecting a swiping of a finger through a sensor, and selecting at least a portion of the image based on the swiping of the finger. An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a memory configured to store one or more pieces of fingerprint information, a screen configured to display an image, and at least one processor configured to detect a swiping of a finger through a sensor, and select at least a portion of the image based on the swiping of the finger. Other various embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jae-Ryong Han, Kwang-Min Kil
  • Publication number: 20140313680
    Abstract: A shield apparatus for an electronic device includes: an electronic device case; a printed circuit board; a shield member mounted on a location of the printed circuit board; and at least one shield unit provided on the shield member to contact the electronic device case and be resiliently pressed by the electronic device case such that the shield member is coupled with the electronic device case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Min KIL, Jae-Kyu LEE
  • Publication number: 20140260550
    Abstract: A method of checking a sealing state of a housing includes starting an operation of a pressure sensor configured to measure an internal pressure of the housing. The method includes checking whether or not the housing is pressed. The method further includes checking the sealing state of the housing through checking a measured value of the pressure sensor under a pressure of the housing. An apparatus for checking a sealing state of a housing includes the housing configured to keep an internal space thereof sealed off from an outside, a pressure sensor configured to measure a pressure of the internal space, and an interface unit configured to provide to the pressure sensor a control signal that controls an operation of the pressure sensor, and provide pressure information detected through the pressure sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Min Kil, Seong-Joon Kweon, Kyung-Ho Lee
  • Publication number: 20140129862
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for replacing a battery in a portable terminal are provided, in which there are a main battery and an auxiliary battery, a cover removal sensor senses the removal of a battery cover, and a controller switches from the main battery to the auxiliary battery for supplying a power in response to the battery cover removal, wherein the auxiliary battery supplies the power to some component of the portable terminal under the control of the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Min KIL, Hae-Jun AN
  • Patent number: 8660619
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for replacing a battery in a portable terminal are provided, in which there are a main battery and an auxiliary battery, a cover removal sensor senses the removal of a battery cover, and a controller switches from the main battery to the auxiliary battery for supplying a power in response to the battery cover removal, wherein the auxiliary battery supplies the power to some component of the portable terminal under the control of the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Min Kil, Hae-Jun An
  • Publication number: 20130016621
    Abstract: A transmission output restricting method and apparatus of a portable terminal includes a radio frequency (RF) unit to detect a transmission power reflected based on a degree of mismatching of an antenna when a transmission power is emitted via the antenna, and to measure a transmission power increased due to the reflected transmission power caused by a human contact to the antenna, and a controller to control an output of the transmission power by restricting the output of the transmission power when the transmission power measured by the RF unit is greater than or equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang-Min KIL, Hae-Jun AN
  • Publication number: 20120322431
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for replacing a battery in a portable terminal are provided, in which there are a main battery and an auxiliary battery, a cover removal sensor senses the removal of a battery cover, and a controller switches from the main battery to the auxiliary battery for supplying a power in response to the battery cover removal, wherein the auxiliary battery supplies the power to some component of the portable terminal under the control of the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang-Min KIL, Hae-Jun AN
  • Publication number: 20110175757
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for key scan in a portable terminal, more specifically, an apparatus and a method for enhancing a key scan process which recognizes a user's key press by defining key inputs corresponding to state of a plurality of input signals and allowing a plurality of key scans with a limited number of General Purpose Input/Outputs (GPIOs) are provided. The apparatus includes a controller for setting one or more intervals for a key scan process, for classifying a state of a signal input in each interval as one of a first state and a second state, and for setting one of a plurality of different functions according to the state and the interval of the input signal, and a key input determiner for, when detecting a key input of a user during the key scan process, recognizing one of a plurality of different key inputs according to the state of the input signal, and for determining a function corresponding to the recognized key input. The controller performs the determined function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Kwang-Min KIL