Patents by Inventor Nak Kyoung Kong

Nak Kyoung Kong 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: 20200047719
    Abstract: An exterior camera system and a cleaning method thereof are provided. The exterior camera system includes a base unit that is fixed to a vehicle, a housing rotatably coupled with the base unit, and an imaging device including a camera module and having at least a portion inserted into the housing to move in a longitudinal direction of the housing. A wiper is disposed on an inside surface of the housing to face the camera module, and a washer fluid nozzle is disposed adjacent to the wiper. A controller receives a video from the camera module to set a rotation angle of the housing based upon driving conditions of the vehicle and to adjust extension of the imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Nak Kyoung Kong, Ki Hong Lee, Seung Hwan Kim, Seung Hyeok Chang, Yong Hwan Kim, Jin Sik Nam
  • Publication number: 20200001831
    Abstract: A washer liquid heating device is provided. The device includes a heating unit that is positioned at a lower end of a reservoir. A washer pump is connected to one end of the heating unit and a controller adjusts a heat generation of the heating unit. Accordingly, at least some of washer liquid contained in the reservoir flows into the heating unit and is then discharged to the washer pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung Kong, Jong Min Park, Ki Hong Lee, Young Ik Cho, Seung Hyeok Chang, Jong Wook Lee, Jong Hyun Jin
  • Publication number: 20190389430
    Abstract: An exterior camera lens cleaning system for a vehicle may include: a base unit fixed to the vehicle; a housing unit configured to be rotatable with respect to the base unit; a camera unit including a camera module, the camera unit at least partially inserted into the housing unit and configured to move in a longitudinal direction of the housing unit; a wiper disposed on an inside surface of the housing unit so as to face the camera module; and a control unit configured to receive video data through the camera module, to control a rotation operation of the housing unit based on a state of the vehicle, and to control an extension operation of the camera unit. The camera unit may be interlocked with the housing unit, and when the housing unit is rotated by the control unit, the camera unit may be configured to move horizontally in the longitudinal direction of the housing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Nak Kyoung Kong, Sang Hyun Jung, Ki Hong Lee, Da Sol Yu, Seung Hyeok Chang, Yeong Kook Cho, Yong Hwan Kim, Won Bin Kim
  • Publication number: 20190376830
    Abstract: A device for monitoring a liquid level of a liquid storage tank for a vehicle is capable of improving sensing sensitivity of a liquid level sensor by employing a structure capable of amplifying an electromotive force, which is generated by an electrode, at an electromotive force amplification layer including a carbon micro coil (CMC) and accurately sensing a frozen state of a liquid to perform a heating function so as to resolve the frozen state of the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Nak Kyoung Kong, Seung Hyeok Chang, Ki Hong Lee, Young Sun Seo
  • Patent number: 10494543
    Abstract: Disclosed are a coating composition applied on a tempered glass, the tempered glass preventing shattering when impacts are applied, and a manufacturing method thereof. The coating composition comprises a caprolactone-modified acryl resin, an acryl polyol, a polyurethane resin and the like, such that the tempered glass has improved strength and the ceramic part can be removed from a conventional tempered glass. Further provided is a vehicle product such as a vehicle glass component, such that passengers in the vehicle can be protected from the shattering of the broken tempered glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Noroo Bee Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung Kong, Ki Hong Lee, Jong Min Park, Tae Soo Jung, Bock Ceol Lee, Keon Soo Jin, Jae Beom Ahn, Young Seok Kim, Yong Chul Lee
  • Patent number: 10442403
    Abstract: A wiper apparatus which removes foreign matters from a windshield by rotating by a pivot of a vehicle may include an arm piece connected to one end of an arm retainer to connect a wiper blade, and a coupling portion having a step portion formed to extend along a longitudinal direction so that an upper surface of the arm piece and an upper surface of the arm retainer form a same surface when coupled to correspond to a coupling hole formed in the arm retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Denso Korea Automotive Corporation
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung Kong, Hyun Sub Kim, Jin Hee Lee, Bock Cheol Lee, Young Sub Oh, Hong Yeon Na, Young Jin Lee
  • Publication number: 20190291697
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an optical sensor having constant sensitivity regardless of changes in temperature. The optical sensor may include a light emitting device configured to emit light; a light receiving device configured to receive the light emitted from the light emitting device, and to output current based on an intensity of the light; a temperature sensor coupled with the light emitting device, and having electrical resistance varying with temperature; and a microcontroller including a first channel for supplying first current directly to the light emitting device, a second channel for supplying second current to the light emitting device via the temperature sensor, and a third channel for receiving the current output from the light receiving device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION, Accendo Motion Research Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Min PARK, Nak Kyoung KONG, Seung Hyeok CHANG, Ki Hong LEE, Nam Joon YOO, Yong Pyo HONG
  • Publication number: 20190232922
    Abstract: A wiper system for a vehicle includes: a glass wiper disposed on a window glass of a vehicle; a motor providing driving power to the glass wiper; a camera capturing images of surroundings of the vehicle; and a camera wiper disposed on a camera lens of the camera and connected to the motor by a linkage to operate in association with the glass wiper such that the camera wiper swings back and forth over the camera lens while the glass wiper swings back and forth over the window glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung KONG, Hyun Joong PYUN, Seung Hyeok CHANG, Jong Min PARK, Ki Hong LEE
  • Patent number: 10328902
    Abstract: A rain sensor is included in a vehicle, and a method for controlling the vehicle utilizes the rain sensor. The rain sensor includes a light transmitter configured to radiate light to a windshield of the vehicle; a light receiver configured to receive light reflected from the windshield to generate a reception light signal; a filter configured to filter out noise from the reception light signal; and a controller configured to determine a presence or absence of pollutant and a degree of pollution on the basis of the filtered reception light signal, and perform pollutant removing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Nak Kyoung Kong, Ki Hong Lee, Keun Sig Lim, Young Ik Cho, KyungTaek Kim, WonBok Hong, Taewang Kim
  • Publication number: 20190185039
    Abstract: A grip detection system of a steering wheel for an autonomous vehicle, may include an autonomous driving portion which autonomously drives a vehicle; a contact detector which is mounted on a steering wheel of the vehicle, and detects a change in capacitance due to contact between a driver and a steering wheel; a control portion which determines that the driver contacts with the steering wheel if the change in capacitance is received from the contact detector, and generates a warning signal when determining that the driver does not contact with the steering wheel if the change in capacitance is not received from the contact detector; and an output portion which receives the warning signal, and outputs the warning signal to outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Omron Automotive Electronics Korea Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Min PARK, Nak Kyoung KONG, Nam-Sook PARK, Young-Sun SEO
  • Patent number: 10246059
    Abstract: A washer-integrated type wiper apparatus is provided. The washer-integrated type wiper apparatus includes a nozzle cover that is coupled to one side of a bending component of a retainer to support a wiper blade and a hose module that extends in the longitudinal direction in the interior of the retainer and is positioned in the interior of the nozzle cover and is connected to a washer liquid storing tank. Further, a main nozzle is connected in the interior of the nozzle cover to the hose module and is formed to expose a plurality of spray ports to the outside of the nozzle cover and is configured to spray the washer liquid supplied from the washer liquid storing tank through the spray ports. A heater module is installed in the heating area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, KB Wiper Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Nak Kyoung Kong, Choong Yeul Kim, Ki Hong Lee, Keon Soo Jin, Jae Hyuck An, Jin Wan Park, Kwan Hee Kim, Seung Hun Nam
  • Patent number: 10227045
    Abstract: An inside mirror assembly of a vehicle, the assembly having an improved structure capable of implementing reflective surfaces of a day mode and a night mode according to light reflectivity. The mirror assembly has a simplified mechanism for operating a tilting reflective plate by adopting two pivot shafts to it. The tilting reflective plate is prevented from vibrating, and play is prevented using the tensile force of a spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Hee Lee, Young Sub Oh, Bock Cheol Lee, Nak Kyoung Kong, Hyun Sub Kim
  • Patent number: 10196044
    Abstract: A rain sensor of a vehicle and a control method thereof are provided to solve a problem that a measurement result of rainfall varies according to a glass specification of a windshield even under the same rainfall condition by tuning sensitivity of the rain sensor in accordance with the glass specification of the windshield. For this, a method of determining the glass specification of the rain sensor includes determining the glass specification of the windshield from a light-receiving signal obtained by receiving light reflected by the windshield of the vehicle, and eliminating a deviation between light-receiving signals by glass specification, which is caused by a difference in the glass specification, by applying parameter tuning according to a glass specification to the light-receiving signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION, HYUNDAI AUTRON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Nak Kyoung Kong, Keun Sig Lim, Ki Hong Lee, Illsoo Kim, Byung Seob Yu, KyungTaek Kim, WonBok Hong, Taewang Kim
  • Publication number: 20180370437
    Abstract: A rearview mirror having a tilting structure configured for securing a rear view through a display device by tilting an upper housing may include: a lower housing configured to be fixed to a windshield glass; an upper housing configured to be positioned at an opening portion of the lower housing; a mirror portion configured to be positioned at a rear surface of the upper housing; and a display device configured to be positioned at a rear surface of the mirror portion, in which the mirror portion and the display device are fixed to the upper housing, and the upper housing is tilted based on a first end portion to provide a rear view through the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung KONG, Jong Min PARK, Ki Hong LEE, Keun Sig LIM, Chang Ju KIM, Yong Hwan KIM, Su Young CHOI, Won Bin KIM
  • Publication number: 20180370438
    Abstract: A rotatable rear-view mirror with a display may include a rear-view mirror housing having two openings to make it possible to select one of more visible view surfaces of a display mirror and a general mirror, wherein the rotatable rear-view mirror further include a housing coupled to a mounting guide device disposed inside a windshield glass and having two different openings; a mirror device disposed in one of the openings of the housing; and a display device disposed in a remaining one of the openings and wherein the housing may be configured to be rotatable by a predetermined angle based on a first end portion of the mounting guide device so that a rear view is provided through the mirror device or the display device depending on a request of a driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, SL Mirrortech Corporation
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung KONG, Jong Min PARK, Ki Hong LEE, Keun Sig LIM, Chang Ju KIM, Yong Hwan KIM, Su Young CHOI, Won Bin KIM
  • Patent number: 10160384
    Abstract: A mirror actuator for a vehicle includes a housing and a cover disposed, when the mirror actuator is assembled, at an upper side of the housing. The cover has a cover rail formed therein. An adapter plate has a rotatable shaft which, when the mirror actuator is assembled, is seated on the cover rail and rotatable around a first axis of rotation. A pivot clip, when assembled to the cover, is rotatable around a second axis of rotation, surrounds the rotatable shaft, and affixes the adapter plate on the cover rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION, KDS Co., Ltd., S L Mirrortech Corporation
    Inventors: Hyun Sub Kim, Nak Kyoung Kong, Young Sub Oh, Jin Hee Lee, Seung Won Yang, Young Kook Cho
  • Publication number: 20180334103
    Abstract: A display mirror providing a rear image of a vehicle through a mirror and a display panel constituting an inside mirror, may include a housing fixedly located in a windshield glass, a mirror located in the housing, a display panel located on a back of the mirror and receiving a signal of a rear camera to display a rear image, and a tilting lever adjusting an angle of a reflective surface of the mirror to be converted into a day mode and a night mode, wherein a first switch is provided on an end portion of the tilting lever to display the rear image on the display panel, and a second switch is provided to apply power to the display panel as the tilting lever is tilted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung KONG, Jong Min Park, Ki Hong Lee, Keun Sig Lim, Chang Ju Kim, Yong Hwan Kim, Su Young Choi, Won Bin Kim
  • Patent number: 10095097
    Abstract: A projection-type optical module is provided. More particularly, the projection-type optical module is configured to have a plurality of reflective mirrors and disposed inside a vehicle or a pillar of the vehicle so as to display an image projected from an image module on a wide screen. The projection-type optical module can be disposed in a confined space of the interior of the vehicle, so that the interior space of the vehicle can be efficiently used. Furthermore, the projection-type optical module is configured such that an image refracted in a confined space is prevented from blurring, thus making it possible to display a clear projection image on the screen module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung Kong, Jong Min Park, Joong Ryoul Lee, Kap Je Sung, Ki Hong Lee, Keon Soo Jin, Jin Ho Hwang, Soon Cheol Choi, Seung Ki Hong, Jae Wook Lee, Chang Joon Seok
  • Publication number: 20180284521
    Abstract: A smart window having a dimming function may include transparent substrates opposing each other; an electrode formed internally of the transparent substrate; and a first liquid crystal cell device and a second liquid crystal cell device with a liquid crystal layer located between the electrodes, respectively, wherein the first liquid crystal cell device and the second liquid crystal cell device form the liquid crystal layer, respectively, to have a different absorption wavelength band and are sequentially deposited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, INDUSTRY ACADEMY COOPERATION FOUNDATION OF SEJONG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung Kong, Jong Min Park, Ki Hong Lee, Keun Sig Lim, Yong Ho Seo, Da Yeon Jung, Woo Suk Choi
  • Patent number: 10061186
    Abstract: A mounting system is provided. The mounting system includes a plurality of image modules that project an image. A rotation bracket is disposed adjacent to each of the plurality of image modules. The rotation bracket is fixed to a base bracket. The base bracket is configured such that the plurality of image modules is coupled to a control unit and an image drive board. A mounting bracket is disposed adjacent to a position between the rotation bracket and the base bracket. A first reflective mirror is disposed adjacent to each of the image modules and fixed to the rotation bracket. A second reflective mirror is disposed on a lower surface of the base bracket at a position corresponding to the first reflective mirror. The base bracket is configured to be movable upwards or downwards in a height direction to adjust a height of the projected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung Kong, Jong Min Park, Joong Ryoul Lee, Ki Hong Lee, Kap Je Sung, Jin Ho Hwang, Keon Soo Jin, Jae Wook Lee, Chang Joon Seok