Patents by Inventor Sung-Un Kim

Sung-Un Kim 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).

  • Patent number: 11353330
    Abstract: A vehicle terminal may include: a communicator configured to perform communication with a personal mobility device; a processor configured to estimate a state of charge of a battery of the personal mobility device when a vehicle arrives at a set location based on whether the battery is being charged and to determine a travelable area of the personal mobility device based on the state of charge of the battery; and a display device operatively coupled to the processor, the display device configured to display the travelable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sung Un Kim, Cheon Maeng, Young Ki Kim, Jae Yong Lee, Sung Jin Choi
  • Publication number: 20210376762
    Abstract: Proposed is an actuator using a bi-directional electrostatic force, which generates a bi-directional electrostatic force in order to amplify and vibrate the vibration of a vibrator. The actuator may include an upper electrostatic force generator configured to generate a first electrostatic force in response to a first high voltage signal, a lower electrostatic force generator configured to generate a second electrostatic force in response to a second high voltage signal having a phase difference with the first high voltage signal, and a vibration generator positioned in a space between the upper electrostatic force generator and the lower electrostatic force generator and configured to generate vibration in response to the first and second electrostatic forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Tae-Heon YANG, Han Eol BAE, Jong Reep NA, Sung Won KIM, Sung Un KIM
  • Publication number: 20210322851
    Abstract: An exercise information management system and a method of controlling the exercise information management system are provided. The exercise information management system includes a plurality of smart mirrors and a server that communicates with at least one smart mirror. Exercise-related information of an exercise performed by a user in the at least one smart mirror among the plurality of smart mirrors is stored in the server and remaining smart mirrors among the plurality of smart mirrors is configured to share the exercise-related information stored in the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: SUNG UN KIM, JEONGWOO NAHM
  • Publication number: 20210308526
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a controller for obtaining image information using an image obtainer; obtaining body images of a user based on the received image information; receiving menu information of at least one of a somatotype mode or an exercise purpose through an inputter; obtaining parameters for each part of a body based on the obtained body image; adjusting at least one of the obtained parameters for each part of the body based on the received menu information; changing an image for each part of the body among the body images based on the adjusted parameter; and displaying the changed image through a screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Sung Un Kim, Jeongwoo Nahm
  • Publication number: 20210304865
    Abstract: An exercise prescription apparatus includes a body shape measurement device that measures a body shape of a user changing with a progress of an exercise based on a previously prescribed exercise guide and a processor that predicts a future body shape of the user based on body shape history information obtained through the measured body shape of the user and to re-prescribe an exercise guide based on a body shape difference between the predicted future body shape and a target body shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Sung Un KIM, Jeong Woo NAHM
  • Patent number: 11084379
    Abstract: A user interface capable of controlling various functions of a vehicle is disclosed. More particularly, an in-vehicle function control apparatus using a detachable knob and a method of controlling the same are disclosed. A method of controlling a vehicle function using a detachable knob includes an integrated operation unit detecting an attachment position of the detachable knob among a plurality of attachment positions in a vehicle, transmitting information on a result of the operation from the detachable knob to the integrated operation unit when an operation unit provided in the detachable knob is operated, and the integrated operation unit controlling a controlled function corresponding to the attachment position of the detachable knob based on the information on the result. The detachable knob is fixed at any one of the plurality of attachment positions using magnetic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Si Hoon Sung, Jae Hoon Chung, Sung Un Kim
  • Publication number: 20210136067
    Abstract: A heterogeneous device authentication system and method authenticate heterogeneous devices in various manners according to user environments. The heterogeneous device authentication system includes an authentication information matching device communication-connected with a plurality of heterogeneous devices and configured to match a plurality of user authentication information of different authentication means to the heterogeneous devices. The authentication information matching device includes a controller and a communication unit communication-connected with the heterogeneous devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sung Un Kim
  • Patent number: 10960847
    Abstract: A method for controlling a vehicle using a smart key is provided and includes sensing at least one of a vehicle state, an attachment state of the smart key, and a detachment state of the smart key, the smart key including a magnet, and adjusting a magnetic force of at least one electromagnet provided in a smart key recognizer disposed in a predetermined attachment region inside the vehicle based on a plurality of levels and a result of the sensing. The levels include at least a first level occurring before driving and a second level occurring during driving, and a magnetic force corresponding to the second level is greater than a magnetic force corresponding to the first level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Chung, Sung Un Kim, Si Hoon Sung
  • Publication number: 20210039496
    Abstract: A vehicle function control apparatus and method use a detachable knob. The vehicle function control method includes determining, by an integrated manipulation unit, a target attachment position on an attachment unit having a plurality of attachment positions, sensing the position of a detachable knob having at least one magnet and a manipulation means on the attachment unit, and controlling a plurality of electromagnets disposed so as to correspond to the plurality of attachment positions such that the detachable knob is moved from the sensed position to the target attachment position, among the plurality of attachment positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Si Hoon Sung, Jae Hoon Chung, Sung Un Kim
  • Publication number: 20210043349
    Abstract: A manipulation system capable of controlling various functions in a vehicle includes a detachable rotary manipulation system capable of corresponding to various manipulation environments using an electromagnet and a method of controlling the same. The method includes determining whether a rotary manipulation unit having a plurality of magnets disposed thereat has been attached based on a change in current of a plurality of electromagnetic coils disposed at an attachment unit and controlling whether to activate at least some of the plurality of electromagnetic coils based on at least one of the number of clicks per rotation corresponding to a function to be controlled or a manipulation system type of the rotary manipulation unit upon determining that the rotary manipulation unit has been attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Chung, Sung Un Kim, Si Hoon Sung
  • Publication number: 20210034123
    Abstract: A shared battery system includes a battery having unique identification information, a communication unit communication-connected with a user terminal to receive user information from the user terminal, and an authentication unit configured to perform user authentication based on the user information. A controller is configured to control the authentication unit to perform the user authentication when a communication connection with the user terminal is made, to control the battery to supply electrical energy to a shared mobility device based on a use approval of the shared mobility device when the battery is mounted to the mobility device, to acquire usage information of the shared mobility device therefrom when the electrical energy is supplied to the shared mobility device, and to control the communication unit to transmit the acquired usage information of the shared mobility device and status information of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Cheon Maeng, Young Ki Kim, Sung Un Kim, Jae Yong Lee, Sung Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10889292
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for supporting safe driving of a vehicle are provided. The apparatus includes a detector that detects surrounding information of the vehicle and state information of a driver. A processor determines whether attention of the driver is dispersed based on the state information of the driver when entrance of the vehicle into a dangerous driving situation is determined based on the surrounding information and restricts use of a convenience function in the vehicle based on whether the attention of the driver is dispersed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Sung Un Kim
  • Patent number: 10850708
    Abstract: A user interface capable of controlling various functions in a vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle control method using a smart key includes an integrated operation unit detecting attachment of the smart key through a smart key detector disposed in a predetermined attachment area inside a vehicle, the integrated operation unit transmitting information on a controlled function corresponding to a vehicle state to the smart key, outputting a first user interface corresponding to the information on the controlled function on a first display of the smart key, transmitting information on a result of operation from the smart key to the integrated operation unit when an operation unit provided in the smart key is operated, and the integrated operation unit controlling the controlled function based on the information on the result. The smart key is fixed in the attachment area using magnetic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Chung, Sung Un Kim, Si Hoon Sung
  • Publication number: 20200307513
    Abstract: An in-vehicle control apparatus using a smart key provided with a display and a method for controlling the same are provided. The method includes sensing, by an integrated apparatus, at least one of a vehicle state, an attachment state of the smart key, and a detachment state of the smart key, the smart key including a magnet, and adjusting a magnetic force of at least one electromagnet provided in a smart key recognizer disposed in a predetermined attachment region inside the vehicle based on a plurality of levels and a result of the sensing. The levels include at least a first level occurring before driving and a second level occurring during driving, and a magnetic force corresponding to the second level is greater than a magnetic force corresponding to the first level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Chung, Sung Un Kim, Si Hoon Sung
  • Publication number: 20200282861
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a battery pack including a plurality of battery cells connected in parallel; and a controller configured to distribute a current load having a magnitude proportional to a state of health (SOH) of each of the plurality of battery cells to each of the plurality of battery cells, and to control the charging and discharging of each of the plurality of battery cells according to the magnitude of the distributed current load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Sung Un Kim, Cheon Maeng, Young Ki Kim, Jae Yong Lee, Sungjin Choi
  • Publication number: 20200282979
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for supporting safe driving of a vehicle are provided. The apparatus includes a detector that detects surrounding information of the vehicle and state information of a driver. A processor determines whether attention of the driver is dispersed based on the state information of the driver when entrance of the vehicle into a dangerous driving situation is determined based on the surrounding information and restricts use of a convenience function in the vehicle based on whether the attention of the driver is dispersed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventor: Sung Un Kim
  • Publication number: 20200271471
    Abstract: A vehicle terminal may include: a communicator configured to perform communication with a personal mobility device; a processor configured to estimate a state of charge of a battery of the personal mobility device when a vehicle arrives at a set location based on whether the battery is being charged and to determine a travelable area of the personal mobility device based on the state of charge of the battery; and a display device operatively coupled to the processor, the display device configured to display the travelable area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Sung Un Kim, Cheon Maeng, Young Ki Kim, Jae Yong Lee, Sung Jin Choi
  • Publication number: 20200241742
    Abstract: A touch input device includes a touch unit to which a user can input a touch gesture, wherein the touch unit includes a gesture input unit positioned at a center of the touch unit and a swiping input unit inclined downward along an edge of the gesture input unit, and the gesture input unit and the swiping input unit receive separate touch signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jungsang MIN, Nae Seung KANG, Gi Beom HONG, Sung Un KIM, Seo Ho CHOI, Sihyun JOO, Jeong-Eom LEE, Werner PETER, Andy Max PRILL
  • Publication number: 20200189392
    Abstract: A user interface capable of controlling various functions of a vehicle is disclosed. More particularly, an in-vehicle function control apparatus using a detachable knob and a method of controlling the same are disclosed. A method of controlling a vehicle function using a detachable knob includes an integrated operation unit detecting an attachment position of the detachable knob among a plurality of attachment positions in a vehicle, transmitting information on a result of the operation from the detachable knob to the integrated operation unit when an operation unit provided in the detachable knob is operated, and the integrated operation unit controlling a controlled function corresponding to the attachment position of the detachable knob based on the information on the result. The detachable knob is fixed at any one of the plurality of attachment positions using magnetic force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Si Hoon Sung, Jae Hoon Chung, Sung Un Kim
  • Publication number: 20200189520
    Abstract: A user interface capable of controlling various functions in a vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle control method using a smart key includes an integrated operation unit detecting attachment of the smart key through a smart key detector disposed in a predetermined attachment area inside a vehicle, the integrated operation unit transmitting information on a controlled function corresponding to a vehicle state to the smart key, outputting a first user interface corresponding to the information on the controlled function on a first display of the smart key, transmitting information on a result of operation from the smart key to the integrated operation unit when an operation unit provided in the smart key is operated, and the integrated operation unit controlling the controlled function based on the information on the result. The smart key is fixed in the attachment area using magnetic force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Chung, Sung Un Kim, Si Hoon Sung