Patents by Inventor Sungmok Hwang

Sungmok 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: 20200327601
    Abstract: A method for managing products in a refrigerator comprises the steps of: registering user information including a face image, in association with at least one vendor; after a refrigerator door is opened, photographing an external area around the refrigerator and then recognizing a user's face; while the door is closed after the opening of the refrigerator door, photographing the inside of a storage chamber of the refrigerator and processing the captured image to acquire product information of a product taken; storing the acquired product information of the taken product as a product use history, in association with the recognized user's face; and when receiving a user input, displaying a purchase recommendation product list per user with information of an associated vendor on the basis of the product use history. In an embodiment of the present invention, a refrigerator to which an IOT is applied may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Jinok KIM, Sungmok HWANG
  • Publication number: 20200248354
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a washing machine having a tub, a vibration sensor provided at the tub, a drum accommodating laundry therein and provided to be rotatable in the tub, and a controller configured to measure a value regarding multi-axis vibration occurring in the tub with the vibration sensor at a detection section in which the drum rotates at a specific rotational speed during a dewatering process, determine a predicted value of maximum vibration displacement expected to be generated in the tub based on the measured value, and determine whether to initialize the dewatering process at the detection section based on the determined predicted value of the maximum vibration displacement and a predetermined reference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Dongsoo KANG, Jinyoung Park, Hyunseok Seo, Byungkeol Choi, Sungmok Hwang
  • Publication number: 20200151517
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for providing user-customized food information. In the method for providing user-customized food information, when an input of a user is received, the user is classified, history related to the classified user is retrieved from among previously stored food entry/exit history, and information on preferred food of the classified user on the basis of the retrieved entry/exit history, thereby easily providing intuitive information on preferred food having a high usage frequency for each user. The device for providing user-customized food information of the present disclosure is linked to an artificial intelligence module, a robot, an augmented reality (AR) device, a virtual reality (VR) device, a device related to a 5G service, and the like. Can be.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunhwa CHOI, Jinok KIM, Sungmok HWANG
  • Publication number: 20200071871
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a washing machine including a door including an external cover and an internal glass to open and close a laundry entrance, at least one image sensor disposed to face the internal glass to acquire image data, a detergent bubble recognizer configured to recognize detergent bubble from the image data through a machine learning based image recognition model, and a controller configured to perform control to perform an additional rinsing cycle based on a result of recognition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Jinok KIM, Yunsik PARK, Sungmok HWANG
  • Publication number: 20190382941
    Abstract: The present invention relates to home appliances treating the laundry or object received therein using artificial intelligence. Specifically, the home appliance may include an artificial intelligence-based laundry washing machine that recognizes a load based on vision and automatically provides a specific course. The home appliance include a processor configured to: obtain a learning result from a learning operation using image information previously acquired using the camera and treatment information previously acquired from user interface; and process image information currently acquired using the camera with respect to the learning result, thereby to generate and set current treatment information; and control the home appliance to treat the object based on the set current treatment information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Sungmok HWANG, Sangyun KIM, Yunsik PARK, Hyunsung PARK
  • Publication number: 20190385017
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an artificial intelligence-based clothing management apparatus for receiving clothes in a hung state and treating the clothes, and a control method thereof. The apparatus may include an clothing containing portion disposed in a cabinet for receiving clothing to be treated in a hung manner; a camera to generate image information of the clothing contained in the clothing containing portion; a user interface configured to receive treatment information of the clothing from a user; and a processor configured to: obtain a learning result from a learning operation using image information previously acquired using the camera and treatment information previously acquired from the user interface; and process image information currently acquired using the camera with respect to the learning result, thereby to generate and set current treatment information; and control the apparatus to treat the clothing based on the set current treatment information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Sungmok HWANG, Jinok KIM, Yunsik PARK, Dayun HAN
  • Patent number: 10436456
    Abstract: An air conditioner and a method for controlling an air conditioner are provided. The method may include acquiring a top view image for an indoor space using an imaging device and calculating a height of a ceiling in which an indoor device may be mounted; determining whether an image is a human body or an obstacle, with respect to at least one image included in the to view image; and performing control of the indoor device to allow air flow to avoid an obstacle and be discharged toward a human body by controlling driving of an indoor fan or one or more discharge vane provided in the indoor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Beungyong Park, Sungmok Hwang, Juyoun Lee, Jusu Kim, Seaunglok Ham
  • Publication number: 20170159957
    Abstract: An air conditioner and a method for controlling an air conditioner are provided. The method may include acquiring a top view image for an indoor space using an imaging device and calculating a height of a ceiling in which an indoor device may be mounted; determining whether an image is a human body or an obstacle, with respect to at least one image included in the to view image; and performing control of the indoor device to allow air flow to avoid an obstacle and be discharged toward a human body by controlling driving of an indoor fan or one or more discharge vane provided in the indoor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Beungyong PARK, Sungmok HWANG, Juyoun LEE, Jusu KIM, Seaunglok HAM
  • Patent number: 8155358
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of simultaneously establishing the call connection among multi-users using a virtual sound field, in which when a plurality of users simultaneously make a video-telephone call to each other they can feel as if they conversed with each other in a real-space environment, and a computer-readable recording medium for implementing the same. The method comprises the steps of: a step of, when voice information is generated from any one of the plurality of speakers, separating image information, the voice information and position information of the speaker whose voice information is generated; a step of implementing the virtual sound field of the speaker using the separated position information of the speaker; and a step of displaying on the screen a result obtained by adding the implemented virtual sound field and the separated image information of the speaker together, and outputting the virtual sound field of the speaker through loudspeakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Youngjin Park, Sungmok Hwang, Byoungho Kwon, Hyun Jo
  • Publication number: 20090169037
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of simultaneously establishing the call connection among multi-users using a virtual sound field, in which when a plurality of users simultaneously make a video-telephone call to each other they can feel as if they conversed with each other in a real-space environment, and a computer-readable recording medium for implementing the same. The method comprises the steps of: a step of, when voice information is generated from any one of the plurality of speakers, separating image information, the voice information and position information of the speaker whose voice information is generated; a step of implementing the virtual sound field of the speaker using the separated position information of the speaker; and a step of displaying on the screen a result obtained by adding the implemented virtual sound field and the separated image information of the speaker together, and outputting the virtual sound field of the speaker through loudspeakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Youngjin Park, Sungmok Hwang, Byoungho Kwon, Hyun Jo