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: 20210221335
    Abstract: A method of controlling an air blowing apparatus includes: determining whether there is precipitation through a rain sensor by a controller; determining whether the air blowing apparatus is in an automatic mode in a precipitation condition by the controller; determining a vehicle speed when the air blowing apparatus is in the automatic mode in the precipitation condition; and setting power and a spray angle of the air blowing apparatus by comparing a rainfall received from the rain sensor to a stored rainfall by the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Seung Sik Han, Ki Hong Lee, Nak Kyoung Kong
  • Patent number: 11009384
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Omron Automotive Electronics Korea Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Nak Kyoung Kong, Seung Hyeok Chang, Ki Hong Lee, Young Sun Seo
  • Publication number: 20210129800
    Abstract: An air blowing apparatus is oriented toward a windshield glass of a vehicle and includes an air fan assembly located adjacent to the windshield glass and an air nozzle connected to the air fan assembly via a duct such that a fluid flows therebetween. The air nozzle is located so as to be opposite the windshield glass and is configured to adjust the pressure and angle at which air is discharged toward the windshield glass in accordance with the driving environment of a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION, NIFCO KOREA Inc.
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Nak Kyoung Kong, Seung Hyeok Chang, Ki Hong Lee, Jae Hyoung Kim, Heung Hwan Lim
  • Publication number: 20210114561
    Abstract: A contaminant removal apparatus for windshields includes: driving belts located at both side surfaces of a windshield; a drive unit configured to apply driving force to the driving belts; a wiper assembly located on the windshield; rotary rollers configured to be shifted along the driving belts; idle gears located at ends of the driving belts to change a rotating direction of the rotary rollers; frame connection shafts coupled to both ends of the wiper assembly and located within the rotary rollers so as to contact the idle gears to change the rotating direction of the rotary rollers; and a controller configured to change a rotating direction of the rotary rollers when the idle gears and the frame connection shafts contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung Kong, Seung Hyeok Chang, Jong Min Park, Ki Hong Lee
  • Publication number: 20210096438
    Abstract: A smart glass transmittance control system includes: a smart glass that decreases transmittance of the smart glass in response to the quantity of light introduced and increases the transmittance of the smart glass when electric power is applied; a power supply unit to supply the electric power to the smart glass; a control unit to control supply of the electric power from the power supply unit to the smart glass in order to control the transmittance of the smart glass according to a user request. In particular, the control unit controls the supply of the electric power from the power supply unit to the smart glass based on the driving environment of a vehicle, the quantity of light from an external light source, or the driving environment condition of the smart glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong Min PARK, Seung Hyeok CHANG, Ki Hong LEE, Nak Kyoung KONG
  • Publication number: 20200406865
    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: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 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: 20200353877
    Abstract: A pop-up apparatus for a camera mirror system disposed inside a panel of a body of a vehicle includes a camera mirror assembly to provide a rear view of a vehicle, a camera mirror housing disposed to enclose the camera mirror system and configured to move to an outside of the panel, and a camera mirror frame configured to receive a driving force from a driving unit. The driving unit opens a cover of the panel while driving the camera mirror assembly to move to the outside of the panel through an opened portion of the panel in linkage with the camera mirror frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung Kong, Seung Hyeok Chang, Hyeon Jo, Ki Hong Lee, Jong Min Park
  • Patent number: 10821899
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: 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: 20200339049
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a display inside mirror for driving a display unit in response to a driving request of a user and a change in the driving request to provide a rear visual field to the user. The method includes determining whether a display unit is set to an operation mode and when the display unit is set to the operation mode, determining whether a driving condition is satisfied. When the driving condition is not satisfied whether the determined driving condition is changed is determined prior to determination of the driving condition. The controller is configured to operate the display unit when the driving condition is changed and convert the display unit to an off state when the driving condition is not changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Hyun Joong Pyun, Byung Seob Yu, Young Ik Cho, Nak Kyoung Kong, Hyeon Jo
  • Patent number: 10814839
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, SL Corporation
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Nak Kyoung Kong, Ki Hong Lee, Seung Hwan Kim, Seung Hyeok Chang, Yong Hwan Kim, Jin Sik Nam
  • Patent number: 10800238
    Abstract: Provided is a laminated glass display for a vehicle, in which the wiring harness between a display part and a vehicle body is not exposed. The display part is resistant to environmental factors such as moisture. To this end, the laminated glass display for a vehicle includes a plurality of adhesive films sequentially located between an upper laminated glass and a lower laminated glass having a recess in an end adjacent to a vehicle body panel; a display part located between the adhesive films; a dampener facing the upper laminated glass and located in the recess; and a molding disposed between the dampener and the vehicle body panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung Kong, Keon Soo Jin, Jong Min Park, Ki Hong Lee
  • Patent number: 10800383
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: 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: 20200313276
    Abstract: The heating wire structure for glass includes a sheet of glass in a vehicle having a battery located within the vehicle and configured to apply power to heating wires located on the glass according to a user request, the heating wires located in one direction on the glass and connected to terminals of the battery in series, vertical bars located at both ends of the glass so that the heating wires are connected to the vertical bars, antenna lines connected to the antenna, at least some of the antenna lines including intersection points formed by intersecting the heating wires, and a ceramic layer formed at intersecting areas between the heating wire lines and the antenna lines to be located between the heating wire lines and the antenna lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION, KOREA AUTOGLASS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung KONG, Jong Min PARK, Kang Sun LEE, Ki Hong LEE, Chan Joo MOON, Seung Hyeok CHANG, Kuk Bum LEE, Eun Ho LEE, Chan Hee LEE
  • Publication number: 20200298759
    Abstract: A display inside mirror includes a housing configured to be secured to a windshield glass, the housing having an opening formed therein, a mirror part disposed in the opening, a display unit disposed so as to face the mirror part, a control unit disposed adjacent to the display unit so as to control the transmission of a display image, a tilting lever disposed at one end of the housing so as to tilt the mirror part, and a switch unit disposed at the tilting lever so as to allow the power from the control unit to be selectively applied to the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hyun Joong Pyun, Nak Kyoung Kong, Young Ik Cho, Byung Seob Yu, Chang Ju Kim, Su Young Choi
  • Patent number: 10773743
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: 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
  • Publication number: 20200180568
    Abstract: A safety device for heating hoses is provided to prevent overheating of a heating wire. The safety device includes a first hose that connects between a reservoir and a connector and a second hose that is fluidly connected to the first hose and allows windshield washer fluid to flow from the connector to a spray nozzle. A housing encloses the connector and a heating wire is disposed in at least one of the first and second hoses. A terminal is disposed inside the housing and is connected to the heating wire to apply electric power from a power supply unit to the heating wire. A circuit breaker is connected to the terminal and the heating wire and cuts off electric power applied to the heating wire based on a temperature condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung Kong, Jong Min Park, Doo Hyun Kim, Ki Hong Lee, Seung Hyeok Chang, Heung Hwan Lim, Jong Wook Lee, Jong Hyun Jin, Jae Hyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 10668898
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung Kong, Hyun Joong Pyun, Seung Hyeok Chang, Jong Min Park, Ki Hong Lee
  • Patent number: 10632920
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: 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: 20200084840
    Abstract: A heating wire apparatus for a vehicle safety glass includes: a plurality of bus bars located at a periphery of the vehicle safety glass; a plurality of heating wires having a serial pattern between the plurality of bus bars; and a battery that applies a voltage to the plurality of heating wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung KONG, Jong Min PARK, Ki Hong LEE, Kang Sun LEE, Seung Hyeok CHANG, Kuk Bum LEE, Eun Ho LEE, Chan Hee LEE
  • 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