Patents by Inventor Soon Seok Kang

Soon Seok Kang 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: 20180096204
    Abstract: An iris scanning camera module includes a housing having an internal space, and a first lens module and a second lens module inside the internal space. The first lens module and the second lens module have optical axes parallel to each other. An image sensor is configured to convert light passing through the first lens module and the second lens module into an image. The image sensor is divided into a region including a color pixel array and as another region including a black-and-white pixel array. The color pixel array is aligned in an optical axis direction of the first lens module, and the black-and-white pixel array is aligned in an optical axis direction of the second lens module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hae Seung HYUN, Soon Seok KANG, Ik Jin JANG, Jae Sun LEE, Dae Sik KIM
  • Publication number: 20160165137
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus and method of controlling the same is disclosed. The imaging apparatus includes camera modules, a motion sensor configured to sense a motion of the imaging apparatus to generate a motion value, a controller configured to generate a control signal to adjust a position of a lens of the camera modules based on the motion value, a image stabilizers configured to adjust the position of the lens of the camera modules in response to the control signal and to sense the adjusted position of the lens, and a selector configured to select at least one of the first image stabilizing unit or the second image stabilizing unit, in response to a selective input signal, to transfer the control signal to the selected image stabilizer, and to transfer the sensed position of the lens to the controller from the selected image stabilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Soon Seok KANG
  • Patent number: 9363502
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus for synchronizing a stereocamera, a stereocamera, and a method of synchronizing a stereocamera. The apparatus for synchronizing a stereocamera includes a synchronization error calculating unit configured to calculate a synchronization error from output signals of first and second image sensors, and a pulse adjusting unit configured to adjust a pulse of a synchronization signal of at least one of the first and second image sensors using the calculated error. In addition, the stereocamera and the method of synchronizing the same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo Hyun Kim, Soon Seok Kang
  • Patent number: 9185292
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an apparatus for controlling an actuator in an optical image stabilizer. The apparatus includes a hand-shake frequency determination unit configured to determine a hand-shake frequency based on distance data output from a distance calculator which is configured to calculate a distance based on an output from a motion sensor. The apparatus further includes a proportional-integral-derivative coefficient selection and switching controller configured to apply proportional-integral-derivative coefficients suitable for the determined hand-shake frequency to a PID controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Soon Seok Kang
  • Publication number: 20150181122
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an apparatus for controlling an actuator in an optical image stabilizer. The apparatus includes a hand-shake frequency determination unit configured to determine a hand-shake frequency based on distance data output from a distance calculator which is configured to calculate a distance based on an output from a motion sensor. The apparatus further includes a proportional-integral-derivative coefficient selection and switching controller configured to apply proportional-integral-derivative coefficients suitable for the determined hand-shake frequency to a PID controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Soon Seok KANG
  • Publication number: 20150170602
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an apparatus for stabilizing an image of a display. The apparatus includes a motion detector configured to detect a motion of the display, and an image distortion corrector configured to correct positions of pixels of an image signal input into a display driver based on an output of the motion detector. Embodiments also include a method for stabilizing an image of a display. The method includes the steps of (A) detecting a motion of the display by a motion detector, and (B) correcting positions of pixels of an image signal input into a display driver based on an output of the motion detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Soon Seok KANG
  • Patent number: 9041777
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a stereo camera system and a method for controlling convergence, including: a camera unit photographing both-eyes images; a filter unit filtering signal values of pixels for each line for any one of the both-eyes images along a line direction to detect a reference line of any one image; a line memory unit storing data for the reference line and a reference line of the other one image corresponding to the reference line; and a convergence control unit calculating the image control amount so as to align convergences of the both-eyes images by performing a comparison operation on the data for the reference lines and generating an optimal synthesis image of the both-eyes images by applying the image control amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joo Hyun Kim, Soon Seok Kang
  • Publication number: 20130120538
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a stereo camera module. The stereo camera module according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a sensor unit having heterogeneous sensors having different number of pixels and a lens unit adjusting an angle of view of the sensor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Sun Mi Shin, Joo Hyun Kim, Soon Seok Kang
  • Publication number: 20130107011
    Abstract: There is provided a stereo camera module, including: a camera unit including a first camera and a second camera disposed to be separated from each other by a predetermined interval to receive a left image and a right image, respectively; and a correction coefficient storing unit storing a correction coefficient indicating a degree to which the first camera and the second camera deviate from a predetermined alignment state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTROMECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kang Joo Kim, Soon Seok Kang
  • Publication number: 20130083168
    Abstract: There is provided a calibration apparatus for a camera module capable of calibrating the difference in optical characteristics between left and right images of a binocular camera module in real time by capturing images of a plurality of rotating test boards. The calibration apparatus of a camera module includes: a test unit including two or more mutually connected test boards, the test boards having images captured by a camera module and rotating at a pre-set angle; and a calibration unit receiving the images of the test boards captured by the camera module and calibrating optical characteristics thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELCTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joo Hyun KIM, Jagarlamudi Veera Venkata PRASAD, Nagaraj AVINASH, Soon Seok KANG
  • Publication number: 20130082921
    Abstract: A barrier panel, and a 3D image display device and method are provided. The barrier panel is disposed corresponding to an image panel including a plurality of pixels and is configured such that M×N barrier regions of the barrier panel are formed at each pixel of the image panel. The brightness of each barrier region is adjusted to display a 3D image from the image panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventor: Soon Seok KANG
  • Publication number: 20130050435
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a stereo camera system and a method for controlling convergence, including: a camera unit photographing both-eyes images; a filter unit filtering signal values of pixels for each line for any one of the both-eyes images along a line direction to detect a reference line of any one image; a line memory unit storing data for the reference line and a reference line of the other one image corresponding to the reference line; and a convergence control unit calculating the image control amount so as to align convergences of the both-eyes images by performing a comparison operation on the data for the reference lines and generating an optimal synthesis image of the both-eyes images by applying the image control amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo Hyun Kim, Soon Seok Kang