Patents by Inventor Min-Seok SHIN

Min-Seok SHIN 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: 20240243343
    Abstract: A lithium-sulfur battery containing a sulfur-based compound as a positive electrode active material. The lithium-sulfur battery includes: an electrode assembly including a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator between the positive electrode and the negative electrode; a pouch configured to receive the electrode assembly; and an electrolyte. The lithium-sulfur battery satisfies a swelling factor (SF) equal to or higher than 0 and less than 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2022
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Inventors: Min-Su KIM, Kyung-Sik HONG, Dong-Seok SHIN
  • Publication number: 20240205560
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a pixel array includes a first pixel group corresponding to two or more pixels, each including a color filter corresponding to a first color, and a second pixel group corresponding to two or more pixels, each including a color filter corresponding to a second color, the second color being different from the first color, and a first pixel, among pixels corresponding to the first pixel group, and a second pixel, among pixels corresponding to the second pixel group, are disposed adjacent to each other and share a micro lens having a first size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2023
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Applicant: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Min Seok SHIN, Seong Hee PARK
  • Publication number: 20240179433
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image sensing device including a first clock distributor suitable for receiving a first input clock signal through a first input terminal, and outputting a plurality of first output clock signals through a plurality of first output terminals, and a first conductive line coupled in common to the plurality of first output terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2024
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Inventors: Jeong Eun SONG, Min Seok SHIN, Yu Jin PARK, Sung Uk SEO, Sun Young LEE
  • Publication number: 20240114261
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image sensor including a first tap pixel, a second tap pixel, and an overflow detection circuit suitable for detecting overflow of the first tap pixel based on a first tap pixel signal outputted from the first tap pixel and overflow of the second tap pixel based on a second tap pixel signal outputted from the second tap pixel, and forming a current path from an overflow current source to a ground voltage terminal when a voltage of the first tap pixel signal or a voltage of the second tap pixel signal drops below a predetermined voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Eun Chang LEE, Min Seok SHIN
  • Patent number: 11950008
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image sensing device including a first clock distributor suitable for receiving a first input dock signal through a first input terminal, and outputting a plurality of first output clock signals through a plurality of first output terminals, and a first conductive line coupled in common to the plurality of first output terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Jeong Eun Song, Min Seok Shin, Yu Jin Park, Sung Uk Seo, Sun Young Lee
  • Publication number: 20230412948
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image sensor including a plurality of selection circuits each suitable for receiving two clock signals among an input clock signal and a plurality of delayed clock signals, and outputting, as each of a plurality of selection clock signals, one selection clock signal between the two clock signals on the basis of a control signal; and a plurality of buffer circuits suitable for generating the plurality of delayed clock signals on the basis of the plurality of selection clock signals outputted from the plurality of selection circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2022
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Sun Young LEE, Jeong Eun SONG, Min Seok SHIN
  • Patent number: 11842424
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image sensing device including a plurality of current cells whose total number to be used is adjusted based on a plurality of enable signals, and which are sequentially controlled based on a reset signal and a plurality of selection signals; a current-voltage conversion circuit suitable for converting a plurality of unit currents, which are supplied from current cells used among the plurality of current cells, into a ramp signal; and a first control circuit suitable for generating the plurality of enable signals based on a maximum conversion code value corresponding to a slope of the ramp signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Jeong Eun Song, Yu Jin Park, Min Seok Shin
  • Patent number: 11743617
    Abstract: An image sensor includes: a pixel of a first tab; a pixel of a second tab; an operation amplifier suitable for comparing, in a comparison operation, a pixel signal of the first tab and a pixel signal of the second tab with each other to produce a comparison result, receiving, in an auto-zeroing operation, a ramp voltage and a selected pixel signal which is selected based on the comparison result between the pixel signal of the first tab and the pixel signal of the second tab, and receiving, in an analog-to-digital conversion operation, the ramp voltage and an unselected pixel signal which is not selected from the pixel signal of the first tab and the second pixel signal of the second tab; and a counter circuit suitable for generating a digital code based on an output of the operation amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Hoo Chan Lee, Min Seok Shin, Sung Uk Seo, Jeong Eun Song
  • Patent number: 11675079
    Abstract: An image sensing device includes an optical emitter outputting a modulated signal to a target object; an optical receiver generating, according to a phase control signal, pixel signals corresponding to a reflected signal from the target object; an image processor calculating a depth phase based on the pixel signals and compensating for the depth phase according to a phase offset signal to output a depth information signal; a driving control circuit generating the phase control signal corresponding to a phase of the modulated signal and setting an initial phase difference between the modulated signal and the phase control signal according to the phase offset signal; and an offset calculating circuit setting a plurality of reference phases, selecting a reference phase closest to the depth phase among the set reference phases and generating the phase offset signal representing a phase difference between the selected reference phase and the depth phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Hak Soon Kim, Han Sang Kim, Jeong Eun Song, Min Seok Shin
  • Patent number: 11647308
    Abstract: An analog-to-digital converting circuit includes: an analog-to-digital converter suitable for performing an analog-to-digital conversion on pixel signals of a plurality of pixels provided in a pixel array; a ramp signal generator suitable for providing a ramp signal to the analog-to-digital converter; and an auto-zero controller suitable for providing a reference voltage to the analog-to-digital converter to perform an auto-zeroing operation by using a row pixel for which a readout operation is performed by the analog-to-digital converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Uk Jeon, Oh Jun Kwon, Jin Seon Kim, Hak Soon Kim, Han Sang Kim, Kang Bong Seo, Sung Uk Seo, Jeong Eun Song, Min Seok Shin, Sun Young Lee, Eun Chang Lee, Hoo Chan Lee
  • Patent number: 11611717
    Abstract: An image sensing device includes at least one unit pixel including a plurality of pixels for generating a plurality of pixel signals based on a plurality of control signals having different phases, and an equalizing circuit suitable for equalizing noise that occurs in the plurality of pixels during a reset operation on the unit pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Jin Park, Jeong Eun Song, Kang Bong Seo, Min Seok Shin, Jae Hyung Jang
  • Publication number: 20220365218
    Abstract: A Time of Flight (TOF) sensor using dual frequency includes: a light source for irradiating light to an external subject; a phase modulation controller for providing the light source with a clock so that the light source irradiates irradiation light according to a timing of a global clock, and generating a plurality of pixel clocks having dual frequency; and a pixel array for receiving the pixel clocks and generating a pixel signal, wherein the pixel clocks have a different number of phases according to different exposure frames at the dual frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Eun Chang LEE, Min Seok SHIN
  • Publication number: 20220368846
    Abstract: An analog-to-digital converting circuit includes: an analog-to-digital converter suitable for performing an analog-to-digital conversion on pixel signals of a plurality of pixels provided in a pixel array; a ramp signal generator suitable for providing a ramp signal to the analog-to-digital converter; and an auto-zero controller suitable for providing a reference voltage to the analog-to-digital converter to perform an auto-zeroing operation by using a row pixel for which a readout operation is performed by the analog-to-digital converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Jin Uk JEON, Oh Jun KWON, Jin Seon KIM, Hak Soon KIM, Han Sang KIM, Kang Bong SEO, Sung Uk SEO, Jeong Eun SONG, Min Seok SHIN, Sun Young LEE, Eun Chang LEE, Hoo Chan LEE
  • Patent number: 11502697
    Abstract: An analog-to-digital converter circuit includes: a first operation amplifier suitable for comparing a ramp voltage and a voltage to be converted so as to produce an amplification result and outputting the amplification result; a second operation amplifier suitable for comparing the amplification result transferred to a first input terminal with a reference voltage transferred to a second input terminal so as to produce a comparison result and outputting the comparison result; a leakage current measurer suitable for measuring a leakage current to the first input terminal; and a leakage current generator suitable for causing a current of the same amount as that of the leakage current measured by the leakage current measurer to flow to the second input terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Sung Uk Seo, Han Sang Kim, Yu Jin Park, Jeong Eun Song, Min Seok Shin
  • Patent number: 11477408
    Abstract: An image sensor including a pixel of a first tap. a pixel of a second tap. an operational amplifier configured to perform an auto zeroing operation with a pixel signal of the pixel of the second tap applied, and perform an operation for comparison between a ramp voltage and a signal output from the pixel of the first tap, with a pixel signal of the pixel of the first tap applied, and a counter circuit configured to generate a digital code in response to an output of the operational amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Jeong Eun Song, Yu Jin Park, Sung Uk Seo, Min Seok Shin
  • Publication number: 20220329746
    Abstract: An image sensing device includes a first sampling circuit suitable for sampling a reference ramp signal as a ramp signal; a switching circuit suitable for sequentially outputting first and second pixel signals to a common node based on first and second control signals; a second sampling circuit suitable for sampling the first and second pixel signals, which are sequentially outputted through the common node, as a measurement signal; a comparison circuit suitable for comparing the ramp signal with the measurement signal and generating a comparison signal corresponding to a comparison result; and a count circuit suitable for generating a count signal, which corresponds to a voltage level of the measurement signal, based on the comparison signal and a clock signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2021
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Jeong Eun SONG, Oh Jun KWON, Yu Jin PARK, Sung Uk SEO, Min Seok SHIN, Sun Young LEE
  • Patent number: 11463635
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image sensing device and an operating method thereof, and the image sensing device may include a light detection circuit coupled between a low voltage terminal and a first node, a first transmission circuit coupled between the first node and a second node, a storage circuit coupled between the second node and a third node, a first coupling circuit coupled between the third node and a high voltage terminal, a second transmission circuit coupled between the third node and the first node, and a second coupling circuit coupled between the second node and the high voltage terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Jin Park, Han Sang Kim, Kang Bong Seo, Jeong Eun Song, Min Seok Shin, Jung Soon Shin
  • Publication number: 20220279139
    Abstract: An image sensor includes: a normal pixel which outputs pixel data; a plurality of dummy pixels each of which outputs a reset signal; and an analog-to-digital conversion circuit suitable for analog-to-digital converting the pixel data based on the pixel data and an average value of the reset signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Sung Uk SEO, Min Seok SHIN, Oh Jun KWON, Han Sang KIM, Kang Bong SEO, Jeong Eun SONG
  • Publication number: 20220256107
    Abstract: An image sensor includes: a pixel of a first tab; a pixel of a second tab; an operation amplifier suitable for comparing, in a comparison operation, a pixel signal of the first tab and a pixel signal of the second tab with each other to produce a comparison result, receiving, in an auto-zeroing operation, a ramp voltage and a selected pixel signal which is selected based on the comparison result between the pixel signal of the first tab and the pixel signal of the second tab, and receiving, in an analog-to-digital conversion operation, the ramp voltage and an unselected pixel signal which is not selected from the pixel signal of the first tab and the second pixel signal of the second tab; and a counter circuit suitable for generating a digital code based on an output of the operation amplifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Hoo Chan LEE, Min Seok SHIN, Sung Uk SEO, Jeong Eun SONG
  • Publication number: 20220232185
    Abstract: An image sensing device includes a pixel array including a unit pixel suitable to transfer and store charges in response to a transfer signal and read out a pixel signal corresponding to the stored charges in response to a selection signal provided to the unit pixel; a signal converter suitable for comparing the pixel signal with a ramp signal based on a switch signal to generate a distance information signal; and a signal controller suitable for generating the switch signal for initializing the signal converter in a temporal section where the pixel signal is read out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Jeong Eun SONG, Yu Jin PARK, Sung Uk SEO, Min Seok SHIN, Hoo Chan LEE