Patents by Inventor Kyung-Mi An

Kyung-Mi An 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: 20210012786
    Abstract: Provided are a signal processing method and apparatus for enhancing sound quality. The signal processing method performed by a signal transmitting apparatus includes determining, based on a plurality of parameters, a valid bandwidth so as to encode an input signal; performing pre-processing on the input signal, based on the valid bandwidth; and encoding the pre-processed input signal, based on the valid bandwidth, and the signal processing method performed by a signal receiving apparatus includes decoding a bitstream or a packet received via a transmission channel; determining a valid bandwidth, based on a plurality of parameters used in the decoding; and performing post-processing on a decoded signal, based on the valid bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho-sang SUNG, Holly FRANCOIS, Ki-hyun CHOO, Eun-mi OH, Kyung-hun JUNG, Yaodu WEI
  • Patent number: 10888967
    Abstract: A tool strip mark generator capable of measuring applied force includes: a bottom surface on which at least a portion of a target surface made of a material capable of generating a tool strip mark, which is a tool-scraped stripe, is formed; a rotating member configured to be rotatable in a state of being spaced apart from the bottom surface; a moving member movable on the bottom surface by laterally coupling the rotating member to a coupling portion; a force sensor attached to one side of an outer peripheral surface of the rotating member and sensing force which is applied when a tool strip mark is generated on the target surface by inserting the tool; a measurer configured to measure an output signal of the force sensor and calculate information about the applied force; and a display configured to display information about the applied force calculated by the measurer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: REPUBLIC OF KOREA (NATIONAL FORENSIC SERVICE DIRECTOR MINISTRY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SECURITY)
    Inventors: Nam Kyu Park, Jae Mo Goh, Jin Pyo Kim, Young Il Seo, Eun Ah Joo, Je Hyun Lee, Sang Yoon Lee, Dong A Lim, Kyung Mi Kim
  • Publication number: 20210001442
    Abstract: A tool strip mark generator capable of measuring applied force includes: a bottom surface on which at least a portion of a target surface made of a material capable of generating a tool strip mark, which is a tool-scraped stripe, is formed; a rotating member configured to be rotatable in a state of being spaced apart from the bottom surface; a moving member movable on the bottom surface by laterally coupling the rotating member to a coupling portion; a force sensor attached to one side of an outer peripheral surface of the rotating member and sensing force which is applied when a tool strip mark is generated on the target surface by inserting the tool; a measurer configured to measure an output signal of the force sensor and calculate information about the applied force; and a display configured to display information about the applied force calculated by the measurer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Nam Kyu Park, Jae Mo Goh, Jin Pyo Kim, Young Il Seo, Eun Ah Joo, Je Hyun Lee, Sang Yoon Lee, Dong A Lim, Kyung Mi Kim
  • Patent number: 10885916
    Abstract: A control method of an electronic device includes receiving a user voice; based on a user command corresponding to the user voice being already registered, providing at least one audio or visual indication that the user command is unable to be registered as a voice command; based on the user command corresponding to the user voice not being registered yet, providing at least one audio or visual indication that the user command is able to be registered as a voice command; and based on the user command corresponding to the user voice being related to a prohibited expression, providing at least one audio or visual indication that the user command is related to the prohibited expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nam-yeong Kwon, Kyung-mi Park
  • Publication number: 20200399336
    Abstract: A heterodimeric Fc-fused protein and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the heterodimeric Fc-fused protein are disclosed. The heterodimeric Fc-fused protein includes first and second Fc regions of an immunoglobulin heavy chain constant region (Fc) pair and in which IL-21 is bound to at least one of the N-terminus or the C-terminus of the first Fc region and/or the second Fc region, wherein CH3 domains of the first Fc region and the second Fc region are mutated such that the formation of a heterodimer is promoted. When the heterodimeric Fc-fused protein is used, an in vivo half-life of IL-21 included in the heterodimeric Fc-fused protein may be significantly increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicants: Korea University Research and Business Foundation, AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Kyung-Mi LEE, Seon Ah LIM, Yong Sung KIM, Ye Jin KIM
  • Patent number: 10862166
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a non-aqueous electrolyte solution for a lithium secondary battery, which includes a compound capable of suppressing an electrolyte solution side reaction in a high-temperature and high-voltage environment, and a lithium secondary battery in which cycle characteristics and stability are improved even during high-temperature and high-voltage charging by including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Sung Hoon Yu, Kyung Mi Lee, Shul Kee Kim, Hyun Yeong Lee, Yoo Sun Kang
  • Publication number: 20200363317
    Abstract: A temperature and humidity chamber type apparatus for taking potential impact marks according to an embodiment includes: a specimen treated with an amino acid reaction reagent to react with potential impact marks to take the potential impact marks; a chamber in which a receiving space for receiving the specimen is secured; a door for opening and closing the chamber; a supporter formed in the receiving space to receive the specimen; an adjuster for adjusting temperature and humidity in the chamber within a set application time range to take the potential impact marks; a display unit attached to one side of the outside of the chamber to display an operation state in the chamber; a power source; a controller for controlling setting of temperature, humidity, and an application time in the chamber; and an input unit in which the controller operates according to a user's input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Nam Kyu Park, Jae Mo Goh, Jin Pyo Kim, Young Il Seo, Eun Ah Joo, Je Hyun Lee, Sang Yoon Lee, Dong A Lim, Kyung Mi Kim
  • Patent number: 10839750
    Abstract: An electrostatic discharging circuit includes a first transistor including a first electrode electrically connected to a signal line, a second electrode receiving a first voltage, and a first gate electrode electrically connected to a first node. A second transistor includes a third electrode electrically connected to the signal line, a fourth electrode electrically connected to the first node, and a second gate electrode electrically connected to the first node. A first capacitor receives the first voltage and is electrically connected to the first node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mee-Hye Jung, Se-Hyoung Cho, Jang-Mi Kang, Kyung-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10826063
    Abstract: The present invention may improve the lifetime characteristics of a lithium secondary battery, and particularly, may provide a non-aqueous electrolyte solution or cathode including a phosphate-based compound which may exhibit stable and excellent lifetime characteristics at high temperature and high voltage regardless of the moisture content or the presence of a pressing process of the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Hoon Yu, Kyung Mi Lee, Doo Kyung Yang, Yoo Sun Kang, Jung Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10817624
    Abstract: A storage device includes a non-volatile memory including a first block, a second block and a block management area that stores an initial data write time and a final data write time for each of the first block and the second block. The storage device also includes a memory controller that determines a creation time and a modification time for first data in response to a permanently delete command identifying the first data, selects at least one of the first block and the second block to be permanently deleted by comparing the initial data write time and the final data write time for each of the first block and the second block with the creation time and the modification time, and permanently deletes the selected at least one of the first block and the second block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-Hwan Park, Kyung Ho Kim, Min-Chul Kim, Sagar Uttarwar, Yong Gil Song, Min Gon Shin, Sun-Mi Yoo, Hyun Su Jang, Seung Yeun Jeong, Ki Hyun Choi
  • Patent number: 10800825
    Abstract: A heterodimeric Fc-fused protein and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the heterodimeric Fc-fused protein are disclosed. The heterodimeric Fc-fused protein comprises first and second Fc regions of an immunoglobulin heavy chain constant region (Fc) pair and in which IL-21 is bound to at least one of the N-terminus or the C-terminus of the first Fc region and/or the second Fc region, wherein CH3 domains of the first Fc region and the second Fc region are mutated such that the formation of a heterodimer is promoted. When the heterodimeric Fc-fused protein according to the present invention is used, an in vivo half-life of IL-21 included in the heterodimeric Fc-fused protein may be significantly increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: Korea University Research and Business Foundation, AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Kyung-Mi Lee, Seon Ah Lim, Yong Sung Kim, Ye Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10803877
    Abstract: Provided are a signal processing method and apparatus for enhancing sound quality. The signal processing method performed by a signal transmitting apparatus includes determining, based on a plurality of parameters, a valid bandwidth so as to encode an input signal; performing pre-processing on the input signal, based on the valid bandwidth; and encoding the pre-processed input signal, based on the valid bandwidth, and the signal processing method performed by a signal receiving apparatus includes decoding a bitstream or a packet received via a transmission channel; determining a valid bandwidth, based on a plurality of parameters used in the decoding; and performing post-processing on a decoded signal, based on the valid bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho-sang Sung, Holly Francois, Ki-hyun Choo, Eun-mi Oh, Kyung-hun Jung, Yaodu Wei
  • Patent number: 10793651
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyethylene resin having excellent impact strength, and more specifically, to polyethylene resin exhibiting excellent impact strength and flexural strength, when prepared into a molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Bog Ki Hong, Kyung Jin Cho, Chang Woan Han, Soon Ho Sun, Sun Mi Kim, Yi Young Choi, Ki Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10784314
    Abstract: The present invention relates to image sensors and method of manufacturing the same. The image sensor may include a substrate having pixel regions in which photoelectric-conversion devices and storage node regions spaced apart from each other; a lower contact via between the photoelectric conversion-devices in the pixel regions; a first insulating layer on the lower contact via and having an opening; an upper contact via electrically connected to the lower contact via through the first insulating layer and protruding from the first insulating layer; a second insulating layer surrounding the first insulating layer and the upper contact via, an upper surface of the second insulating layer in the opening defining a trench; a color filter filling the trench; a protective film exposing the upper contact via; a first transparent electrode on the protective film that contacts the upper contact via; and an organic photoelectric layer on the first transparent electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Yoo, Eun Mi Kim, Joon Kim, Chang Hwa Kim, Sang Su Park, Kyung Rae Byun, Sang Hoon Song
  • Patent number: 10765655
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition containing a monoacetyldiacylglycerol compound as an active ingredient for preventing or treating chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, and a functional health food composition for treating or preventing chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. The monoacetyldiacylglycerol compound of the present invention inhibits the IL-4 expression in EL-4 cells and inhibits the infiltration of inflammatory cells into the bronchial tube in an animal model. In addition, the compounds of the present invention have an excellent effect of inhibiting the expression of CXCL-1, TNF-?, or MIP-2, thereby overcoming side effects of the currently used therapeutic agents for chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, having no toxicity, and exhibiting a superior therapeutic effect, and thus can be useful as a composition for preventing, treating, and alleviating chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: Enzychem Lifesciences Corporation, Korea Research Institute of BioScience and Biotechnology
    Inventors: Sei-Ryang Oh, Kyung Seop Ahn, Su Ui Lee, In Sik Shin, Ok-Kyoung Kwon, Seung Hyung Kim, Chan Mi Chun, Tae-Suk Lee, Yong-Hae Han, Ki Young Sohn, JongKoo Kang, Hye Kyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10761025
    Abstract: A method for detecting biomaterial by means of a dye having a linear upconversion fluorescent property is provided. The method includes the steps of: i) preparing a fluorophore having a linear upconversion fluorescent property; ii) reacting the fluorophore and biomaterial to obtain a reaction complex thereof; iii) exciting the reaction complex by means of a light source having a longer wavelength than the maximum light-emitting wavelength of the fluorophore; and iv) detecting and measuring the light-emitting signal having a shorter wavelength than the wavelength of the excited light emitted from the excited reaction complex. A system and a kit for detecting biomaterial using a dye having a linear upconversion fluorescent property are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: BIONANO HEALTH GUARD RESEARCH CENTER, KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Sehoon Kim, Bong Hyun Chung, Youngsun Kim, Kyung Mi Park, Young Hun Seo
  • Patent number: 10754213
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a thin film transistor substrate, including: an insulating substrate having a dummy area and a display area; a signal line formed in the dummy area on the insulating substrate; a switching element positioned in the display area on the insulating substrate; a color filter layer positioned in the display area on the insulating substrate and exposing a portion of the switching element through at least one contact hole; and a dummy color filter layer positioned on the dummy area on the insulating substrate and exposing a portion of the signal line through at least one dummy contact hole, wherein the at least one dummy contact hole formed on the dummy color filter layer and the at least one contact hole formed on the color filter layer are formed on the same position in a plane view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Hee Shin, Kyung Ho Kim, Ho Kyung Kim, Yoo Mi Ra, Kee-Bum Park
  • Publication number: 20200251777
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte solution for a lithium secondary battery, and a lithium secondary battery including the same are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a non-aqueous electrolyte solution includes a lithium salt, a non-aqueous solvent including a carbonate-based solvent and propyl propionate, and a compound represented by Formula 1. In some embodiments, the carbonate-based solvent is ethylene carbonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Min Lim, Kyung Mi Lee, Chul Haeng Lee
  • Publication number: 20200223833
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the compounds according to Formula (1), the racemates, enantiomers, diastereomers thereof or pharmaceutical acceptable salts thereof, or pharmaceutical compositions comprising these, for the treatment or prevention of metabolic disorders. The compounds according to Formula (1) are, as GPR40 agonists, available for oral administration with glucose-dependent insulin secretion mechanism, which exhibit excellent glucose lowering efficacy without the risk of hypoglycemia. Thus, the compounds and/or pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds as effective components are useful in treating and/or preventing symptoms of type 2 diabetes through adequate control of blood glucose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jae-Hoon Kang, Hong-Sub Lee, Kyung-Mi An, Chang-Hee Hong, Hyun-Jung Kwak, Shuo-Lin Cui, Hyo-Jung Song
  • Patent number: 10714765
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for manufacturing a channel plate, and according to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus for manufacturing a channel plate, which is a manufacturing apparatus for forming a channel for transferring a substance to a plate, comprising a slitting unit provided to have a predetermined pattern for forming a plurality of openings on the plate in a transport process of the plate and a pressing unit provided to form a channel on the plate by pressurizing the opening region of the plate passing through the punching unit to bend it in a predetermined angle and direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hye Mi Jung, Jae Choon Yang, Jee Hoon Jeong, Kyung Mun Kang