Patents by Inventor Sang Woo Hwang

Sang Woo Hwang 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: 20210363423
    Abstract: An etching composition for silicon nitride comprising: a phosphoric acid compound; water; and at least one of a silane compound represented by Formula 1 and a reaction product thereof, and an etching method using the same are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Ki Wook HWANG, Sang Ran KOH, Youn Jin CHO, Jung Min CHOI, Kwen Woo HAN, Jun Young Jang, Yong Woon YOON
  • Patent number: 11161541
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device for selectively limiting both rotational directions of a steering wheel, and provided is a steering angle limiting device of a steer-by-wire (SBW) system including a stopping gear configured to be rotated together with a steering shaft; a cam configured to receive a rotational force of an actuator and to be eccentrically rotated; and a stopper configured to be rotated in response to rotational operation of the cam and selectively engaged with gear teeth of the stopping gear, thereby restricting selectively forward and reverse directional rotations of the stopping gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sang Woo Hwang, Young Dae Park, Byung Rim Lee, Min Jun Kim, Se Hyun Chang, Hyeon Seok Cho
  • Patent number: 11155293
    Abstract: A device for stowing a steering wheel and a control method thereof are provided. The device includes a steering wheel module having a steering wheel and the steering wheel module is movable to an interior of a stowage space together with the steering wheel. A planetary gear set are provided and include a first rotational element connected to the steering wheel and selectively locked by a first braking element, a second rotational element connected to a reaction force motor, and a third rotational element selectively locked by a second braking element. A sliding unit is configured to slide the steering wheel module into the stowage space using rotational force received from the third rotational element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sang Woo Hwang, Jai Hak Kim
  • Publication number: 20210323440
    Abstract: A variable body vehicle may include a drive module having drive the vehicle wheels provided at a lower portion of the drive module; a body module coupled to an external side of the drive module and forming an internal space of the vehicle; and a battery-mounting portion formed in the drive module or the body module to mount a battery therein, providing electric power to the battery when the battery is mounted, and determining a driving mode of the vehicle by allowing the battery to be selectively mounted in the drive module, wherein a body of the vehicle is variable by a combination between the drive module and the body module according to a purpose of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Dong Eun CHA, Wan Jae Shin, Jin Ho Hwang, Ju Hoon Park, Seo Young Kim, Sang Heon Lee, Byung Woo Kim, Chang Woo Shim
  • Patent number: 11126818
    Abstract: The present application relates to a sheet comprising, in a single layer, a first light control part capable of providing light always totally reflected only in a specific interlayer laminate structure among sheet constructions; and a second light control part capable of providing light whose total reflection is determined according to a fingerprint pattern in contact with the surface layer of the sheet by changing a part of the light provided from the first light control part and totally reflected in the specific interlayer laminate structure at a predetermined angle and emitting it to reach the surface layer of the sheet without being totally reflected in the specific interlayer laminate structure, and a device thereof. The sheet has excellent user identification or authentication capability through a fingerprint and can be applied to a large area display device to recognize a plurality of fingerprint patterns without being influenced by each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Min Soo Song, Jae Jin Kim, Ji Young Hwang, Dae Han Seo, Se Woo Yang, Sang Choll Han, Tae Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 11124229
    Abstract: A steering apparatus of a steer-by-wire (SBW) system includes a structure for changing the frictional force of the system and a structure for limiting the rotation range of a steering wheel. The steering apparatus includes: a shaft rotatably interlocked with a steering wheel, a friction member surrounding the shaft and contacting the shaft, a frictional force provision device for narrowing and widening the friction member in the radial direction of the shaft to change the frictional force of the friction member that contacts the shaft, and a steering limitation device for regulating the rotation of the shaft using a stopper provided at the friction member during the rotation of the shaft to limit the steering of the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Min Jun Kim, Young Dae Park, Byung Rim Lee, Sang Woo Hwang, Se Hyun Chang, Hyeon Seok Cho
  • Patent number: 11104379
    Abstract: A travel control system and a method for an autonomous vehicle is provided to easily determine a rotating position of a steering wheel when an autonomous travel mode is switched to a driver's travel mode. The travel control system includes: a display mechanism provided in a central portion of a steering wheel to display a rotating position of the steering wheel; and a controller to controls the display mechanism to display the rotating position of the steering wheel based on a steering angle of a tire when the steering angle of the tire is input and the autonomous travel mode is switched to the driver travel mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, KIA Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sang Woo Hwang, Young Dae Park, Byung Rim Lee, Min Jun Kim, Se Hyun Chang, Hyeon Seok Cho
  • Patent number: 11077980
    Abstract: A vacuum-sealed container wherein a large negative pressure is applied inside the container without using a pump, making it possible to store food for a long time; the container can be sealed without using a packing. The vacuum-sealed container includes: a container body having a lid coupling groove formed along the periphery of the upper end portion of an opening and arranged along a closed path; a lid body formed to be convex upward using an elastic material, the lid body having a sealing portion formed thereon such that the same is inserted into the lid coupling groove along the periphery thereof so as to seal the inside of the container body; and a valve installed on the lid body so as to provide a passage, through which air inside the container body is discharged to the outside, and so as to expose/cover the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: JCHIGLOBAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang Woo Hwang
  • Publication number: 20210171087
    Abstract: A device for stowing a steering wheel and a control method thereof are provided. The device includes a steering wheel module having a steering wheel and the steering wheel module is movable to an interior of a stowage space together with the steering wheel. A complex planetary gear set having first to fifth rotational elements and first to third braking elements, which are organically coupled is provided. A sliding unit is configured to slide the steering wheel module into the stowage space, and a return spring is configured to provide resilience force in a direction in which the steering wheel module moves away from the storage space to be deployed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Sang Woo Hwang, Jai Hak Kim
  • Publication number: 20210171088
    Abstract: A device for stowing a steering wheel and a control method thereof are provided. The device includes a steering wheel module having a steering wheel and the steering wheel module is movable to an interior of a stowage space together with the steering wheel. A planetary gear set are provided and include a first rotational element connected to the steering wheel and selectively locked by a first braking element, a second rotational element connected to a reaction force motor, and a third rotational element selectively locked by a second braking element. A sliding unit is configured to slide the steering wheel module into the stowage space using rotational force received from the third rotational element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Sang Woo Hwang, Jai Hak Kim
  • Publication number: 20210141294
    Abstract: An apparatus for stabilizing a camera of an autonomous vehicle includes: a sensor that detects vibration generated and applied to the camera due to a state of a road surface when the autonomous vehicle is traveling; a first actuator that attenuates roll vibration applied to the camera; a second actuator that attenuates pitch vibration applied to the camera; and a controller that controls the first actuator and the second actuator to attenuate the vibration detected by the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sang Woo HWANG, Young Dae PARK, Byung Rim LEE, Min Jun KIM, Se Hyun CHANG, Hyeon Seok CHO
  • Patent number: 10962429
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a technology of estimating rack force using force that is transmitted from a steering motor of a Steer-By-Wire (SBW) system to a rack bar. The present disclosure provides a method for estimating rack force of an SBW system, the method calculating restoring force that is applied to a reducer on the basis of the difference between position values of the rack bar that are obtained at the front end and the rear end of the reducer when the position of the rack bar is changed by operation of a steering motor; and calculating rack force by reflecting the restoring force to a motion equation including inertia force of the SBW system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sang Woo Hwang, Young Dae Park, Byung Rim Lee, Min Jun Kim, Se Hyun Chang, Hyeon Seok Cho
  • Publication number: 20200130733
    Abstract: A steering-angle-limiting device of a steer-by-wire system selectively restricts turning of a steering wheel in a forward direction or in a reverse direction and permits turning of the steering wheel in order to inhibit locking of the steering wheel when the steering-angle-limiting device operates abnormally. Rotation of a stopping gear, which is coupled to a steering shaft, is selectively restricted depending on a change in a rotation angle of a cam, whereby the direction in which the steering wheel turns is selectively limited. In addition, when a stopper operates abnormally, the stopper is moved to a position apart from an end of the radius of rotation of the stopping gear, thereby enabling turning of the steering wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sang Woo HWANG, Young Dae PARK, Byung Rim LEE, Min Jun KIM, Se Hyun CHANG, Hyeon Seok CHO
  • Publication number: 20200114960
    Abstract: A steering apparatus of a steer-by-wire (SBW) system includes a structure for changing the frictional force of the system and a structure for limiting the rotation range of a steering wheel. The steering apparatus includes: a shaft rotatably interlocked with a steering wheel, a friction member surrounding the shaft and contacting the shaft, a frictional force provision device for narrowing and widening the friction member in the radial direction of the shaft to change the frictional force of the friction member that contacts the shaft, and a steering limitation device for regulating the rotation of the shaft using a stopper provided at the friction member during the rotation of the shaft to limit the steering of the steering wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Min Jun KIM, Young Dae PARK, Byung Rim LEE, Sang Woo HWANG, Se Hyun CHANG, Hyeon Seok CHO
  • Publication number: 20200088596
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a technology of estimating rack force using force that is transmitted from a steering motor of a Steer-By-Wire (SBW) system to a rack bar. The present disclosure provides a method for estimating rack force of an SBW system, the method calculating restoring force that is applied to a reducer on the basis of the difference between position values of the rack bar that are obtained at the front end and the rear end of the reducer when the position of the rack bar is changed by operation of a steering motor; and calculating rack force by reflecting the restoring force to a motion equation including inertia force of the SBW system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, KIA Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sang Woo Hwang, Young Dae Park, Byung Rim Lee, Min Jun Kim, Se Hyun Chang, Hyeon Seok Cho
  • Patent number: 10549771
    Abstract: A steering apparatus for a steer-by-were system includes a driving member rotating in conjunction with a steering wheel and having a first stopper protruding from the driving member; a change gear receiving rotational force from the driving member, changing a rotational speed, and outputting a changed rotational speed; and a driven member receiving the rotational force output from the change gear, rotating at a rotational speed different from that of the driving member, and having a second stopper, which protrudes from the driven member, disposed within a rotation radius of the first stopper. The second stopper comes into contact with the first stopper at a predetermined steering angle during rotation of the driving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sang Woo Hwang, Hyeon Seok Cho, Byung Rim Lee, Young Dae Park, Min Jun Kim
  • Publication number: 20190389503
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device for selectively limiting both rotational directions of a steering wheel, and provided is a steering angle limiting device of a steer-by-wire (SBW) system including a stopping gear configured to be rotated together with a steering shaft; a cam configured to receive a rotational force of an actuator and to be eccentrically rotated; and a stopper configured to be rotated in response to rotational operation of the cam and selectively engaged with gear teeth of the stopping gear, thereby restricting selectively forward and reverse directional rotations of the stopping gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Sang Woo Hwang, Young Dae Park, Byung Rim Lee, Min Jun Kim, Se Hyun Chang, Hyeon Seok Cho
  • Patent number: 10464596
    Abstract: A steering system for a vehicle may include first and second steering motors providing torque; a rack bar to which torques of the first and second steering motor are simultaneously applied, and configured to change steering angles of wheels by being displaced by the rotation of the first and second steering motors; first and second motor position detectors detecting rotation angles of the first and second steering motors, respectively; and a controller deriving an absolute position of the rack bar based on a difference between the rotation angles of the first and second steering motors detected by the first and second motor position detectors, wherein an amount of displacement of the rack bar according to an amount of rotation of the first steering motor is different from an amount of displacement of the rack bar according to an amount of rotation of the second steering motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sang Woo Hwang, Hyeon Seok Cho, Byung Rim Lee, Young Dae Park, Min Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 10427714
    Abstract: A steering-feel control device in a steer-by-wire system may include a pressure member for rotating in a predetermined direction or an opposite direction within a rotation path depending on the rotation direction of a steering wheel, a push block rotatably provided in the rotation path of the given or opposite direction, a first elastic member for providing elastic restoration force in the rotation direction of the pressure member for elastic variation in the rotational displacement between the pressure member and the push block, and a second elastic member for providing elastic restoration force in the rotation direction of the push block for elastic variation in the rotational displacement when the push block is rotated away from the pressure member, the second elastic member having an elastic constant smaller than that of the first elastic member and being provided in a pre-compressed state to have elastic force greater than that of the first elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corp.
    Inventors: Sang Woo Hwang, Young Dae Park, Byung Rim Lee, Min Jun Kim, Se Hyun Chang, Hyeon Seok Cho
  • Patent number: 10392050
    Abstract: A steering apparatus for a steer by wire system includes a first motor and a second motor configured to provide a torque. A first planetary gear set is configured to receive the torque from the first motor and to generate a reaction torque required for steering. A second planetary gear set is configured to receive the torque from the steering wheel and the second motor, and to variably output a gear ratio for an input by the steering wheel depending on a rotation of the second motor. A stopping mechanism is configured to limit a maximum rotation angle of the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Min Jun Kim, Young Dae Park, Byung Rim Lee, Sang Woo Hwang, Se Hyun Chang, Hyeon Seok Cho