Patents by Inventor Min-Chul Kim

Min-Chul 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).

  • Publication number: 20210227322
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising: a microphone array including at least three microphones; and at least one processor configured to: identify a kind of an application that is executed; activate one or more of the microphones in the array based on each microphone's respective position within the electronic device and the type of the application; and capture audio using the activated microphones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Jong Mo KEUM, Min Ho BAE, Jung Yeol AN, Gang Youl KIM, Jun Tai KIM, Jae Mo YANG, Nam Il LEE, Ho Chul HWANG
  • Patent number: 11066070
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling a vehicle speed based on information about forward vehicles that travel in the same lane may be acquired using Vehicle to Everything (V2X) communications in a cooperative adaptive cruise control (CACC) system. The CACC system includes a communication unit receiving vehicle information from neighboring vehicles using V2V communications; an information collection unit collecting vehicle information of the neighboring vehicles and the subject vehicle using sensors; and a control unit determining a forward vehicle and a far-forward vehicle using the sensors, selecting first and second target vehicles for being followed by the subject vehicle based on the vehicle information of the forward vehicle and the far-forward vehicle and the vehicle information of the neighboring vehicles, and controlling the driving speed of the subject vehicle based on speed information of the first and second target vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Yoon Soo Kim, Myung Seon Heo, Dong Gyu Noh, Young Chul Oh, In Yong Jung, Su Lyun Sung, Hyoung Geun Kwon, Dae Sung Hwang, Ki Cheol Shin, Jong Rok Park, Cho Rong Ryu, Jun Sik Hwang, Min Byeong Lee, Seung Wook Park, Hahk Rel Noh, Byung Yong You
  • Patent number: 10992862
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus for acquiring a panorama image using a plurality of cameras and a method for controlling the electronic apparatus thereof are provided. The electronic apparatus includes a plurality of cameras for capturing an image, a sensor for acquiring movement information, and a processor for determining individual movement information of the plurality of cameras with reference to a predefined location using movement information acquired through the sensor, acquiring a plurality of images through the plurality of cameras based on the individual movement information and generating a panorama image using the plurality of photographed images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-il Jung, Jin-hyoung An, Min-chul Kim, Young-kuk Kim, Yong-jin Kim, Sung-rae Cho
  • Patent number: 10965934
    Abstract: A system on chip includes a display serial interface (DSI) host device, a camera serial interface (CSI) host device, a first register, and a loopback control circuit. The first register is configured to store a first flag indicating whether the system on chip is operating in a loopback mode or a non-loopback mode. The loopback control circuit is configured to loop back data generated by the DSI host device to the CSI host device in response to the first flag indicating that the system on chip is operating in the loopback mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyo Chan An, Min Chul Kim, Yon Jun Shin, Sang Heon Lee, Dae Keon Park, Woon Yong Jo
  • Publication number: 20210074179
    Abstract: A method for managing a language speaking lesson on a network is implemented through the steps of: receiving, by a management server, a request for registering a voice recording task of a learner from an instructor terminal; receiving, by the management server, voice recording data from a terminal of a learner who has confirmed the voice recording task; and receiving, by the management server, recording data for pronunciation correction of the voice recording data from the instructor terminal. By this method, the learner may be sufficiently given an opportunity to practice speaking a foreign language in a course of performing the voice recording task. In addition, the learner may repeatedly listen to the recording data for pronunciation correction directly recorded by the instructor for his or her foreign language pronunciation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventor: Min Chul KIM
  • Publication number: 20210059627
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure provide a pneumothorax detection method performed by a computing device. The method may comprise obtaining predicted pneumothorax information, predicted tube information, and a predicted spinal baseline with respect to an input image from a trained pneumothorax prediction model; determining at least one pneumothorax representative position for the predicted pneumothorax information and at least one tube representative position for the predicted tube information, in a prediction image in which the predicted pneumothorax information and the predicted tube information are displayed; dividing the prediction image into a first region and a second region by the predicted spinal baseline; and determining a region in which the at least one pneumothorax representative position and the at least one tube representative position exist among the first region and the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Min Chul KIM, Chang Min PARK, Eui Jin HWANG
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200328605
    Abstract: Accessory devices for portable electronic devices are herein described. An accessory device may include a receptacle used to receive and carry an electronic device. Further, the accessory device may include a cover that is pivotally coupled to the receptacle. The cover is designed to protect a front surface of the electronic device, including a cover glass. The accessory device may further include a power supply (such as a battery) that is located on the cover. The power supply is designed to provide power to the electronic device, and subsequently charge a battery of the electronic device. The power supply can also provide power to different devices. In this regard, the accessory device may include an inductive charging coil that can inductively charge a battery of a device located on the accessory device. The inductive charging coil can be integrated into the receptacle or the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Robert V. WEBER, Patrick T. RYAN, Min Chul KIM, Ian P. COLAHAN
  • Publication number: 20200301780
    Abstract: An open-channel storage device being configured to be controlled by a host including a bad block manager, the open-channel storage device including a buffer memory and a nonvolatile memory device. An operation method of the open-channel storage device includes performing a normal operation under control of the host, detecting a sudden power-off immediately after a program failure associated with a first data block among a plurality of memory blocks included in the nonvolatile memory device while the normal operation is performed, dumping a plurality of user data stored in the buffer memory to a dump block among the plurality of memory blocks in response to the detected sudden power-off, detecting a power-on, and performing a data recovery operation on the plurality of user data stored in the dump block in response to the detected power-on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Chul KIM, Jongwon LEE, Kyungwook YE, Minseok KO, Yangwoo ROH, Sung-Hyun CHO
  • Patent number: D904681
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: KT&G Corporation
    Inventors: Min Chul Kim, Su Mi Shin
  • Patent number: D904683
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: KT&G Corporation
    Inventors: Min Chul Kim, Su Mi Shin
  • Patent number: D910908
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: KT&G Corporation
    Inventor: Min Chul Kim
  • Patent number: D910911
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: KT&G Corporation
    Inventors: Min Chul Kim, Su Mi Shin
  • Patent number: D917777
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: KT&G Corporation
    Inventors: Min Chul Kim, Su Mi Shin, Min Seok Kim
  • Patent number: D921977
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: KT&G Corporation
    Inventors: Min Chul Kim, Su Mi Shin, Tae Hun Kim
  • Patent number: D921978
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: KT&G Corporation
    Inventors: Min Chul Kim, Su Mi Shin, Tae Hun Kim
  • Patent number: D925112
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: KT&G Corporation
    Inventor: Min Chul Kim
  • Patent number: D925114
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: KT&G Corporation
    Inventor: Min Chul Kim
  • Patent number: D925118
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: KT&G Corporation
    Inventors: Min Chul Kim, Su Mi Shin
  • Patent number: D925119
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: KT&G Corporation
    Inventors: Min Chul Kim, Su Mi Shin