Patents by Inventor Seok Su JANG

Seok Su JANG 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: 20240188639
    Abstract: An electronic device for heating an aerosol-generating substrate detects insertion of a cigarette, displays an icon corresponding to a type of the cigarette, determines a heating profile based on a user input corresponding to a type of the cigarette, and heats an aerosol-generating substrate of the cigarette based on the heating profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yong Hwan KIM, Dong Sung KIM, Hunil LIM, Seok Su JANG
  • Publication number: 20240188637
    Abstract: An aerosol generating device includes a first housing, and a second housing positioned in the first housing and configured to accommodate an aerosol generating article, wherein the second housing includes a first layer including a first rim having a first perimeter and a first width and a plurality of first airflow paths formed in the first rim, and a second layer including a second rim connected to the first rim and a second airflow path formed in the second rim, the second airflow path being in fluid connection with the plurality of first airflow paths, the second rim having a second perimeter and a second width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dong Sung KIM, Yong Hwan KIM, Hunil LIM, Seok Su JANG
  • Publication number: 20240180251
    Abstract: An aerosol generating device includes: a heater including an accommodating space for accommodating an aerosol generating article; and a coil configured to heat the heater by generating a magnetic field, wherein the heater includes a first region arranged to contact the aerosol generating article, and a second region arranged at at least one of two ends of the first region and extending in a direction away from a center of the accommodating space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dong Sung KIM, Yong Hwan KIM, Hun II LIM, Seok Su JANG
  • Patent number: 11998061
    Abstract: Provided is an aerosol generating apparatus including: a heater configured to heat an aerosol generating article inserted into an accommodation space of the aerosol generating apparatus; a sensing module including at least one of an inductive sensor configured to detect a change in an inductance of the accommodation space or a temperature sensor configured to detect a change in a temperature of the heater; and a processor configured to: detect, via the sensing module, whether the aerosol generating article that is inserted into the accommodation space is at least partially moved from the accommodation space; and based on detecting that the aerosol generating article is at least partially moved from the accommodation space, control a power supply to the heater, based on at least one of the change in the inductance or the change in the temperature acquired via the sensing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yong Hwan Kim, Dong Sung Kim, Seung Won Lee, Seok Su Jang, Dae Nam Han
  • Publication number: 20240172804
    Abstract: An aerosol generating apparatus may include: a housing including a first chamber into which an aerosol generating article is inserted, a second chamber spaced apart from the first chamber, and an air path provided between the first chamber and the second chamber; a pressure sensor configured to detect a pressure in the second chamber; and a processor configured to obtain pressure sensing data from the pressure sensor, detect a pressure change inside the second chamber based on the pressure sensing data, and output a notification indicating that a user's puff operation has occurred when a pressure change inside the second chamber is greater than or equal to a designated value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dong Sung KIM, Yong Hwan KIM, Seung Won LEE, Seok Su JANG, Dae Nam HAN
  • Publication number: 20240164453
    Abstract: Disclosed is an aerosol generating device including: a housing including an air flow passage; a sensor deformable by an air flow in the air flow passage, and including a resistor having a resistance value that varies according to a degree of deformation of the sensor; and a processor electrically connected to the sensor, and configured to: measure the resistance value of the resistor; and detect a puff based on the measured resistance value being maintained at or above a first threshold value during a first time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yong Hwan KIM, Dong Sung KIM, Seung Won LEE, Seok Su JANG, Dae Nam HAN
  • Publication number: 20240164439
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating article according to one aspect of the present disclosure may include a tobacco medium portion, a filter portion disposed to be spaced apart from the tobacco medium portion, and a tubular cooling portion disposed between the tobacco medium portion and the filter portion. A cooling material may be included in a body constituting the cooling portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seok Su JANG, Dae Nam HAN, Dong Sung KIM, Yong Hwan KIM, Seung Won LEE
  • Publication number: 20240164435
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a tobacco material including a flavor material and a method of preparing the tobacco material. The tobacco material may have a core-shell structure in which a core includes a first tobacco mixture and a flavor material and is surrounded by a shell including a second tobacco mixture, such that the aerosol generating article including the tobacco material generates a characteristic flavor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seok Su JANG, Sun Hwan JUNG, Hyeon Tae KIM, Jun Won SHIN, Dae Nam HAN, Yong Hwan KIM, Sung Wook YOON, Seung Won LEE
  • Publication number: 20240156151
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating article according to one aspect of the present disclosure may include a tobacco medium portion, a filter portion disposed to be spaced apart from the tobacco medium portion, and a tubular cooling portion disposed between the tobacco medium portion and the filter portion. An inner peripheral surface of the cooling portion may include a nicotine component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seok Su JANG, Dae Nam HAN, Dong Sung KIM, Yong Hwan KIM, Seung Won LEE
  • Publication number: 20240148075
    Abstract: To process a user input when an electronic device is being charged, an electronic device receives a user input from a user, determines whether the user input is a heating command to heat an aerosol-generating substrate of a cigarette, when the user input is the heating command, determines whether the electronic device is being charged, when the electronic device is being charged, invalidate the user input, and when the user input is not the heating command, performs an operation corresponding to the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yong Hwan KIM, Dong Sung KIM, Hunil LIM, Seok Su JANG
  • Publication number: 20240138475
    Abstract: An aerosol generating device includes: a housing including a hole for receiving an aerosol generating article and a guide apart from the hole; and a cover configured to move along the guide between a first position and a second position to open or close the hole, wherein the hole is open when the cover is located in the first position, and the hole is closed when the cover is located in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dong Sung KIM, Yong Hwan KIM, Hun II LIM, Seok Su JANG
  • Publication number: 20240130417
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a tobacco material including a natural flavor material and a method of preparing the tobacco material. The tobacco material may have a core-shell structure in which a core includes a natural flavor material and is surrounded by a shell including a tobacco mixture, such that the aerosol generating article including the tobacco material generates a characteristic flavor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seok Su JANG, Dae Nam HAN, Yong Hwan KIM, Seung Won LEE
  • Publication number: 20240122233
    Abstract: One or more embodiments relate to an aerosol generating article including: a first portion including an aerosol generating element; a second portion including a cooling element; a third portion including a tobacco element; and a fourth portion including a filter element, wherein the first through fourth portions are sequentially arranged in a longitudinal direction of the aerosol generating article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seok Su JANG, Dae Nam HAN, Dong Sung KIM, Yong Hwan KIM, Seung Won LEE
  • Publication number: 20240118802
    Abstract: A method for unlocking the electronic device includes displaying a screen for verifying a registered user, determining whether a user is a registered user in the electronic device based on a user input to the screen for verifying a registered user, and unlocking the electronic device when the user is determined to be the registered user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: KT&G CORPORPORATION
    Inventors: Yong Hwan KIM, Dong Sung KIM, Hunil LIM, Seok Su JANG
  • Patent number: 11950632
    Abstract: Provided is an aerosol generating apparatus including: a susceptor configured to heat an aerosol generating article inserted into an accommodation space of the aerosol generating apparatus; an induction coil arranged around the susceptor and configured to heat the susceptor by induction heating; a switching module configured to switch an electrical path of the induction coil; and a controller electrically connected to the switching module and configured to detect insertion of the aerosol generating article on the basis of a change in an inductance of the induction coil by setting a control mode for the induction coil to a reception mode, and when the insertion of the aerosol generating article is detected, switch the control mode to a transmission mode for activating the induction heating, via the switching module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: KT & G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yong Hwan Kim, Dae Nam Han, Dong Sung Kim, Seung Won Lee, Seok Su Jang
  • Publication number: 20240110263
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a high-entropy alloy and a manufacturing method therefor, and in particular, a high-entropy alloy and a manufacturing method therefor that comprises a multi-element alloy matrix and Cu, and comprises an alloy having a face-centered cubic (FCC)-based phase, such that the high-entropy alloy may have greater hardness and strength than an existing transition metal alloy while maintaining a FCC-based single phase, and has high lubricity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Joungwook KIM, Eunsoo YANG, Dogyun BYEON, Seok-Su SOHN, Young-Mok KIM, Tae-Jin JANG
  • Publication number: 20240108052
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure discloses tobacco material including: a center portion including a flavor material; and an outer portion including a tobacco mixture, wherein the outer portion surrounds the center portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seok Su JANG, Sun Hwan JUNG, Hyeon Tae KIM, Jun Won SHIN, Dae Nam HAN, Yong Hwan KIM, Sung Wook YOON, Seung Won LEE
  • Publication number: 20240099390
    Abstract: An aerosol generating device includes: a housing including a hole for receiving an aerosol generating article and a guide apart from the hole; and a cover configured to move along the guide between a first position and a second position to open or close the hole, wherein the hole is open when the cover is located in the first position, and the hole is closed when the cover is located in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dong Sung KIM, Yong Hwan KIM, Hun Il LIM, Seok Su JANG
  • Publication number: 20240049797
    Abstract: Provided is an aerosol generating device including a susceptor, a coil, a housing, and a first flow passage. The first flow passage includes: an outer flow passage between the housing and the coil; and an inner flow passage between the coil and the susceptor and in fluid communication with the outer flow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dong Sung KIM, Dan Nam HAN, Yong Hwan KIM, Seung Won LEE, Seok Su JANG
  • Publication number: 20240032606
    Abstract: Provided is an aerosol generating apparatus including: a heater configured to heat an aerosol generating article inserted into an accommodation space of the aerosol generating apparatus; a sensing module including at least one of an inductive sensor configured to detect a change in an inductance of the accommodation space or a temperature sensor configured to detect a change in a temperature of the heater; and a processor configured to: detect, via the sensing module, whether the aerosol generating article that is inserted into the accommodation space is at least partially moved from the accommodation space; and based on detecting that the aerosol generating article is at least partially moved from the accommodation space, control a power supply to the heater, based on at least one of the change in the inductance or the change in the temperature acquired via the sensing module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yong Hwan KIM, Dong Sung KIM, Seung Won LEE, Seok Su JANG, Dae Nam HAN