Patents by Inventor Sang Yun PARK

Sang Yun PARK 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: 20200146568
    Abstract: A blood pressure measuring apparatus includes a pulse wave sensor configured to detect a pulse wave signal of an object, a pressure sensor configured to detect a contact pressure signal corresponding to a contact pressure between the object and the pulse wave sensor, and a processor configured to generate a pulse wave image based on the detected pulse wave signal of the object, generate a contact pressure image based on the detected contact pressure signal corresponding to the contact pressure between the object and the pressure sensor, and estimate a blood pressure of the object based on the generated pulse wave image, the generated contact pressure image, and a blood pressure estimation model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Yun PARK, Jin Woo CHOI, Jae Min KANG, Youn Ho KIM, Chang Mok CHOI
  • Publication number: 20200093377
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for estimating bio-information. The apparatus for estimating bio-information includes: a sensor part comprising a pulse wave sensor array configured to detect a pulse wave signal when an object contacts a contact surface of the sensor part, and a load sensor configured to detect a first contact load applied by the object to the contact surface; and a processor configured to obtain contact load distribution of the contact surface based on the pulse wave signal, and to estimate bio-information based on the contact load distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Joo KWON, Jae Min Kang, Sang Yun Park, Youn Ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20200085315
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating bio-information includes: a sensor part configured to obtain contact pressure of a contact surface contacted by an object, and configured to obtain a contact image of the object that contacts the contact surface; and a processor configured to obtain a pulse wave signal of a region of interest based on the contact image, and configured to estimate bio-information based on the obtained pulse wave signal and the contact pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min Kang, Yong Joo Kwon, Youn Ho Kim, Sang Yun Park
  • Publication number: 20200085320
    Abstract: A bio-signal acquiring apparatus includes a sensor part and a signal processor. The sensor part includes a bio-signal sensor, a load sensor, and an ultrasonic sensor array, the bio-signal sensor configured to detect a bio-signal of an object that comes into contact with the sensor part, the load sensor configured to detect a contact load of the object, and the ultrasonic sensor array configured to detect contact load distribution of the object. The signal processor is configured to obtain a contact load of the object at a region of interest based on the contact load and the contact load distribution, and configured to output the contact load of the object at the region of interest and the bio-signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Joo KWON, Sang Yun PARK, Jae Min KANG, Byung Hoon KO, Jeong Eun HWANG
  • Publication number: 20200077904
    Abstract: A bio-information estimating apparatus includes a sensor part configured to measure a pulse wave signal from an object, a contact force that is applied by the object to the sensor part, and a contact area of the object that is applied to the sensor part, and a processor configured to obtain a first feature value, based on a first change in the contact area with respect to a second change in the contact force, obtain a second feature value, based on the pulse wave signal, and estimate bio-information, based on the first feature value and the second feature value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo KWON, Youn Ho KIM, Sang Yun PARK
  • Publication number: 20200037956
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring bio-information such as blood pressure is provided. The bio-information measuring apparatus includes: a pulse wave sensor configured to measure a pulse wave signal from an object; a fingerprint sensor configured to obtain fingerprint information of the object; and a processor configured to estimate a contact area of the object based on the fingerprint information, and obtain bio-information based on the pulse wave signal and the contact area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo Kwon, Sang Yun Park
  • Publication number: 20200019745
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring a signal is provided. The apparatus for measuring a signal may include a sensor configured to generate pixel data representing a fingerprint image of an object by detecting light scattered or reflected from the object and a processor configured to acquire the fingerprint image of the object based on the pixel data and acquire a pulse wave signal based on the fingerprint image and the pixel data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo KWON, Sang Yun PARK
  • Publication number: 20190387985
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method for measuring bio-information. The apparatus for measuring bio-information includes: a pulse wave sensor configured to emit light of multiple wavelengths onto an object, and detect the light to obtain multi-wavelength pulse wave signals when the light is reflected or scattered from the object; and a processor configured to: obtain a conversion signal that indicates a contact pressure between the object and the pulse wave sensor, based on the multi-wavelength pulse wave signals, obtain an oscillometric envelope based on the multi-wavelength pulse wave signals and the conversion signal, and obtain bio-information based on the oscillometric envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo KWON, Youn Ho KIM, Sang Yun PARK
  • Publication number: 20190384996
    Abstract: A stylus pen, an electronic device, and a digital copy generating method are provided. The electronic device includes a touch screen, and a processor configured to determine whether a paper is placed on the touch screen, and based on the paper being determined to be placed on the touch screen, execute an application, and based on letters or characters being written on the paper or a picture being drawn on the paper, using a stylus pen including a material enabling analog writing, generate a digital copy of the letters, the characters or the picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Yun Park, Jae Min Kang
  • Publication number: 20190357849
    Abstract: A bio-electrode for measuring a biosignal of a user and an apparatus and method for processing a biosiginal including the bio-electrode are disclosed. The bio-electrode may include a first electrode to measure a biosignal of a user, an initial second electrode to measure a motion signal corresponding to a motion artifact included in the biosignal, and a support member to support the first electrode and the second electrode in proximity to the user. The biosignal may be processed to improve the quality of the biosignal by using the motion signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung Hoon KO, Jong Pal KIM, Sang Yun PARK
  • Publication number: 20190357779
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, an electronic device may include: a communication interface configured to receive, from a touch pen, force information about a force of the touch pen exerted onto an object when the object is in contact with the touch pen; a pulse wave measurer configured to measure a pulse wave of the object when the object is brought into contact with the electronic device by the force of the touch pen; and a processor configured to estimate a blood pressure of the object based on the force information and the pulse wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SANG YUN PARK, JAE MIN KANG, YONG JOO KWON
  • Publication number: 20190357780
    Abstract: A bio-signal measurement apparatus may include a first substrate and a second substrate, an optical sensor mounted in the first substrate, a force sensor disposed on or below the first substrate, and a separation structure interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate so as to prevent transmission of a force between the first substrate and the second substrate. An upper surface of the first substrate and an upper surface of the second substrate may be provided at the same level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Byung Hoon KO, Yong Joo KWON, Young Soo KIM, Sang Yun PARK, Jong Wook LEE, Chang Mok CHOI, Jae Min KANG, Youn Ho KIM
  • Publication number: 20190313979
    Abstract: A bio-information measuring apparatus includes: a pulse wave measurer configured to measure a plurality of pulse wave signals from an object; a contact pressure measurer configured to measure contact a pressure between the object and the pulse wave measurer; and a processor configured to obtain a plurality of first envelopes based on the contact pressure and the plurality of pulse wave signals, obtain a second envelope by combining the plurality of first envelopes, and measure bio-information based on the second envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo KWON, Sang Yun PARK
  • Publication number: 20190274555
    Abstract: A blood pressure measuring apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention includes: a touch sensor; a pulse wave measurer configured to measure pulse waves from a user; a contact force measurer including at least three force sensors and configured to measure a contact force between the touch sensor and the user by using the at least three force sensors; a contact area measurer configured to measure a contact area between the user and the touch sensor; and a processor configured to determine a vertical direction error, which indicates a degree of deviation of a direction of force, applied by the user to press the touch sensor, from a vertical direction to a surface of the touch sensor based on sensor values sensed by the at least three force sensors, and estimate blood pressure according to a determination result of the vertical direction error based on the pulse waves, the contact force, and the contact area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Yun PARK, Jae Min Kang, Yong Joo Kwon, Youn Ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20190239758
    Abstract: A blood pressure measuring apparatus, may include: a touch sensor; a pulse wave measurer configured to measure pulse waves from a user's finger when the user's finger is in contact with the touch sensor; a contact pressure measurer configured to measure a contact pressure between the user's finger and the touch sensor; a fingerprint recognizer configured to recognize a fingerprint of the user's finger; and a processor configured to determine a degree of position coincidence between the user's finger and the pulse wave measurer based on the recognized fingerprint, and to estimate a blood pressure of the user based on the pulse waves and the contact pressure according to the determined degree of position coincidence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Yun PARK, Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo KWON, Youn Ho KIM
  • Publication number: 20190244704
    Abstract: A dietary habit management apparatus and method are provided. The dietary habit management apparatus includes a bio-signal acquirer configured to acquire a bio-signal of a user, and a processor configured to obtain a total peripheral resistance (TPR) reflected index, from the bio-signal that is acquired by the bio-signal acquirer, and determine whether the user has eaten food, based on the TPR reflected index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youn Ho Kim, Byung Hoon Ko, Yunseo Ku, Yong Joo Kwon, Ui Kun Kwon, Young Soo Kim, Jin Young Park, Jong Wook Lee, Dae Geun Jang, Chang Mok Choi, Jae Min Kang, Seung Woo Noh, Sang Yun Park, Chang Soon Park, Seung Keun Yoon
  • Publication number: 20190125198
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring bio-information includes a pulse wave sensor configured to emit light having a plurality of wavelengths onto an object, and to detect a multi-wavelength pulse wave signal from the object; and a processor configured to obtain a contact pressure signal based on the multi-wavelength pulse wave signal, the contact pressure signal indicating a pressure between the object and the pulse wave sensor, and to generate information regarding a measurement state of the object based on the contact pressure signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JAE MIN KANG, YONG JOO KWON, SANG YUN PARK
  • Publication number: 20190110758
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating cardiovascular information includes: a main body; and a strap connected to the main body and formed to be flexible to be wrapped around an object, wherein the main body may include: a pulse wave measurer configured to measure, from the subject, a first pulse wave signal by using a first light of a first wavelength, and a second pulse wave signal by using a second light of a second wavelength, the first wavelength being different from the second wavelength; a contact pressure measurer configured to measure a contact pressure between the object and the pulse wave measurer; and a processor configured to extract a cardiovascular characteristic value based on the first pulse wave signal, the second pulse wave signal, and change in the contact pressure, and estimate cardiovascular information based on the extracted cardiovascular characteristic value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo KWON, Seung Woo NOH, Sang Yun PARK
  • Publication number: 20190104997
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring bio-information includes a pulse wave measurer configured to measure a pulse wave signal from a first region of an object; a contact pressure extractor including a touch screen and configured to obtain a contact pressure signal, indicating a contact pressure between the first region and the pulse wave measurer, based on touch data that is generated based on a second region of the object being in contact with the touch screen; and a processor configured to measure bio-information of the object based on the pulse wave signal and the contact pressure signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JAE MIN KANG, YONG JOO KWON, SANG YUN PARK
  • Publication number: 20190076032
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring bio-information in a non-invasive manner includes: a pulse wave sensor configured to measure a plurality of pulse wave signals having different wavelengths from an object; a contact pressure sensor configured to measure contact pressure of the object while the plurality of pulse wave signals are measured; and a processor configured to obtain an oscillometric waveform based on the contact pressure and the plurality of pulse wave signals having the different wavelengths, and obtain bio-information based on the oscillometric waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Yun PARK, Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo KWON, Youn Ho KIM, Seung Woo NOH