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: 20220144216
    Abstract: A washer liquid supply valve includes a valve body provided with an inflow hole and a discharge hole configured to allow a washer liquid to flow into and out of the valve body therethrough, a housing detachably combined with an upper part of the valve body, a coil assembly installed in the housing and configured to generate magnetic force when power is applied to the washer liquid supply valve, a core combined with the coil assembly while penetrating the coil assembly and magnetized by the magnetic force generated by the coil assembly, plunger installed in the core so as to be movable and configured to be moved upwards when power is applied to the washer liquid supply valve, and a spring interposed between the core and the plunger so as to elastically support the plunger towards the valve body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Nak Kyoung Kong, Jin Hee Lee, Ki Hong Lee, Chang Hoon Lee, Ho Hoon Hwang, Eui Dong Roh, Ki Ryong Lee, Jong Wook Lee, Sin Won Kang, Seong Jun Kim, Jong-hyun Jin, Moo Ha Hwang, Yeong-Su Kim, Gyu Won Han, Young Joon Shin
  • Publication number: 20220105900
    Abstract: An apparatus for displaying a vehicle state using a wiper includes: a wiper arm located on a glass of a vehicle, a driving motor which is located in a pivot unit coupled to one end of the wiper arm, and rotates the wiper arm, a light source unit located in the pivot unit so as to face the wiper arm, reflection units which are located in the wiper arm and reflect light radiated by the light source unit, and a controller to control a rotational speed of the wiper arm and control light emitted by the light source unit to be radiated to selected reflection units among the reflection units in response to a rotational position of the wiper arm so as to provide a user requested form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung KONG, Seung Sik HAN, Jong Min PARK, Ki Hong LEE
  • Patent number: 11260832
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, NIFCO KOREA Inc., DY AUTO Corporation
    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: 11260795
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hyun Joong Pyun, Nak Kyoung Kong, Young Ik Cho, Byung Seob Yu, Chang Ju Kim, Su Young Choi
  • Publication number: 20210402957
    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: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    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: 20210380074
    Abstract: A device for distributing washer fluid, which includes a case including one or more discharge holes, a rail part located in the case, a pipe assembly moved along the rail part and configured to discharge a washer fluid to the one or more discharge holes, a motor assembly configured to apply a driving force to allow the pipe assembly to be moved along the rail part, a hose engaged with the pipe assembly and integrally moved with the pipe assembly along the rail part, and a controller configured to control the driving force of the motor assembly in response to a cleaning request such that the pipe assembly discharges the washer fluid to a selected discharge hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Nak Kyoung Kong, Seung Sik Han, Ki Hong Lee, Jong Wook Lee
  • Publication number: 20210380073
    Abstract: A device for distributing washer fluid includes a cover portion into which a washer fluid is introduced, a moving shaft assembly located inside the cover portion, a motor assembly located at one end of the moving shaft assembly and configured to rotate the moving shaft assembly, one or more flow holes located in the moving shaft assembly, a plurality of distribution units located to correspond to the one or more flow holes, and a controller configured to control a rotation amount of the motor assembly which is configured to selectively discharge an washer fluid introduced into the one or more flow holes to the plurality of distribution units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Nak Kyoung Kong, Seung Sik Han, Ki Hong Lee, Jong Wook Lee
  • Publication number: 20210355733
    Abstract: An opening system of a vehicle for avoiding interference of a door having a camera monitoring system (CMS) includes: the door in which the CMS is installed and which is slidably openable, an input device configured to receive an input request for opening the door, a processor configured to calculate a sliding opening trajectory of the door, and a controller configured to direct the CMS to be accommodated in the door when the door is opened and perform locking of the door when interference is determined as occurring in the opening trajectory of the door calculated in the processor based on surroundings information received through an image capturing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung Kong, Seung Sik Han, Jong Min Park, Ki Hong Lee
  • Publication number: 20210329746
    Abstract: A glass plate according to the present disclosure includes: a coated area and an uncoated area; a heating layer that is coated on the coated area and includes a conductive material generating heat by receiving power; and two bus bars that extend along an extension direction, that are electrically connected to the heating layer to supply the power to the heating layer, and that are spaced apart from each other along a reference direction orthogonal to the extension direction. The uncoated area includes a plurality of uncoated lines having a length along the reference direction and formed as a single line bent at least once. The plurality of uncoated lines is disposed to be spaced apart along the extension direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION, KCC Glass Corporation
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Nak Kyoung Kong, Jang Suk Hong, Chan Hee Park, Yong Jin Kong
  • Patent number: 11136001
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, SL Corporation
    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: 20210300303
    Abstract: A washer fluid distribution device includes a plurality of nozzle units formed consecutively, a transfer conduit configured to pass through the plurality of nozzle units and having one end fluidly connected to an introduction part, the introduction part located at one end of the transfer conduit and configured to allow a washer fluid to be introduced from a washer pump, a plurality of discharge holes configured to correspond to the number of the nozzle units in the transfer conduit and having different angles based on a center of the transfer conduit, and a controller configured to control a rotation angle of the transfer conduit to allow the discharge holes to correspond to the nozzle units in response to a user's request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Nak Kyoung Kong, Seung Sik Han, Ki Hong Lee, Min Wook Park
  • Publication number: 20210284068
    Abstract: A camera monitoring system and a method of controlling the same are provided. The camera monitoring system includes a camera assembly that captures an image of an outer side surface of a vehicle and a mirror assembly disposed to overlap at least a portion of the camera assembly. A driver performs deployment and folding of the camera assembly and the mirror assembly. A controller operates the driver in response to an input of the deployment or folding of the camera assembly and the mirror assembly and determines a failure of the camera assembly. The camera assembly and the mirror assembly are moved based on a single drive shaft, and the controller deploys or folds the camera assembly and the mirror assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung Kong, Jong Min Park, Ki Hong Lee, Seung Sik Han, Seung Hyeok Chang, Yong Hwan Kim, Yeong Kook Cho, Chang Byung Ryu
  • 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