Patents by Inventor Tae-Heon Yang

Tae-Heon Yang 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: 20190196590
    Abstract: The present invention relates a haptic tool system, the system including: a computer device portion providing a content image including a target object for user testing or learning through a haptic feedback simulation function; and a haptic drill tool having an capacitive touch pen that makes contact with the target object and providing a haptic feedback simulating use of an actual drill to the user on the basis of load cell displacement information on a force applied according to the contact of the capacitive touch pen and physical property information on the target object. According to the haptic tool system, it is possible to provide the haptic feedback similar to a force and a motion sensation that the user feels when using an actual electric drill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Sang-Youn Kim, SiHo Ryu, Sang Man Seong, In-Hee Song, Sun-Young Shin, Deug Yong An, Seung Young Yang, Tae-Heon Yang
  • Patent number: 10286560
    Abstract: A shape compliant gripper with which an atypical object having various shapes, sizes and materials can be picked. The shape compliant gripper comprises a body and a shape compliant module disposed on the body and having rigidity capable of being variably controlled. Further, the shape compliant module comprises a magnetorheological elastomer, a magnet part, and a control part for controlling a position of the magnet part with respect to the magnetorheological elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: Dawoo Fa Co., Ltd, Korea University Of Technology And Education Industry—University Cooperation Foundation, Korea National University Of Transportation Industry—Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Hae Sook Hwang, Kyoung Bok Jin, Sang Youn Kim, Tae Heon Yang
  • Patent number: 8774871
    Abstract: Provided is a vibration apparatus, method and computer-readable medium generating vibrations and ultrasonic waves. The vibration apparatus, method and computer-readable medium may generate the vibrations or the ultrasonic waves in accordance with a first control signal and a second control signal each having a frequency band different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea University of Technology and Education Industry-University Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Jae Joon Han, Won-Chul Bang, Sang-Youn Kim, Tae Heon Yang
  • Patent number: 8682396
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vibration module for a portable terminal that includes a housing, a magnetic moving part movable in a first direction within the housing; an elastic member supported between the opposite ends of the magnetic moving part and inner walls of the housing, and a solenoid coil provided in the housing. The vibration module is positioned at one end of the moving section by the magnetic force of the magnetic moving part and an object around the magnetic moving part, allowing the vibration module to provide a user with a feeling similar to a click feeling via the acceleration produced at a stopping instant. In addition, when vibrating, the vibration module generates sufficient vibration power through acceleration at the instant of changing moving direction at the ends of the moving section, to provide an alarm function, such as an incoming call notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Tae-Heon Yang, Yu-Dong Bae, Dong-Soo Kwon, Young-Min Lee, Eun-Hwa Lee, Jeong-Seok Lee, Dong-Bum Pyo, Young-Jun Cho
  • Patent number: 8248217
    Abstract: A tactile display apparatus includes a plurality of stimulation pins in contact with a skin; an operating unit for vertically moving the stimulation pins; and a housing accommodating the stimulation pins and the operating unit, the housing having an opening in one surface thereof such that the stimulation pins protrude outward. Here, the plurality of stimulation pins are arranged such that a contact area occupied by front ends of the stimulation pins is smaller than an area occupied by rear ends of the stimulation pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Sung Chul Kang, Dongseok Ryu, YongKwun Lee, Dong-Soo Kwon, Seung-Chan Kim, Tae-Heon Yang, Chong Hui Kim, Gi-Hun Yang
  • Publication number: 20120146557
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vibration generating module and an actuator using the same, and more specifically, to an invention for generating vibration using an unstable structure, in which magnetic force is generated using permanent magnets and a solenoid for generating alternating electromagnetic force, and the vibration is generated by inertia or impact as the permanent magnets or the solenoid is moved by the generated magnetic force. To this end, disclosed is a vibration generating module comprising: a magnetic force generating means 110 for generating magnetic force; and an electromagnetic force generating means 120 for generating electromagnetic force alternating depending on a magnetic pole change signal, in which vibration is generated as the magnetic force generating means 110 or the electromagnetic force generating means 120 is moved to one direction according to the magnetic pole change signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Dongbum Pyo, Tae-Heon Yang, Young-jun Cho, Dong-Soo Kwon
  • Publication number: 20120112894
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for generating haptic feedback and a portable device having the apparatus are provided. The haptic feedback generator changes the property of a magneto-rheological fluid or an electro-rheological fluid using a magnetic field or an electric field and transmits haptic feedback using the property variation. The haptic feedback generator includes a controller 620 outputting a control signal for providing a haptic feedback based on application information selected by a user and a haptic feedback generating unit 610 generating the haptic feedback based on the control signal and providing the haptic feedback in response to an external force Fin of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Tae-Heon Yang, Dong-Soo Kwon, Sang-Youn Kim, Jeong-Hoi Koo, Hyo-Geun Ahn
  • Publication number: 20120108299
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vibration module for a portable terminal that includes a housing, a magnetic moving part movable in a first direction within the housing; an elastic member supported between the opposite ends of the magnetic moving part and inner walls of the housing, and a solenoid coil provided in the housing. The vibration module is positioned at one end of the moving section by the magnetic force of the magnetic moving part and an object around the magnetic moving part, allowing the vibration module to provide a user with a feeling similar to a click feeling via the acceleration produced at a stopping instant. In addition, when vibrating, the vibration module generates sufficient vibration power through acceleration at the instant of changing moving direction at the ends of the moving section, to provide an alarm function, such as an incoming call notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicants: Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Heon Yang, Yu-Dong Bae, Dong-Soo Kwon, Young-Min Lee, Eun-Hwa Lee, Jeong-Seok Lee, Dong-Bum Pyo, Young-Jun Cho
  • Patent number: 8004124
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a vibration generation module capable of generating inertial and impact vibrations. The vibration generation module includes a magnetic force generation unit, an elastic force provision unit, a permanent magnet, a contactor, and an impact transmission panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Dong Soo Kwon, Tae Heon Yang
  • Patent number: 7924145
    Abstract: A haptic module using a magnetic force and an electronic apparatuses having a magnet arrangement frame arranged so that polarities of adjacent magnets are alternate; shielding screens positioned on uppers of each of frame elements of the magnet arrangement frame and formed in a window arrangement to shield any one polarity of the frame elements; linear movement apparatus fixed to outside portions of the shielding screens to move the shielding screens in a longitudinal direction of the frame element; a magnet frame positioned on an upper of the magnet arrangement frame through the shielding screen and taking on the same polarity on the whole of one surface thereof; and a controller that controls the linear movement apparatus to provide various and dynamic force feedback and tactile sensation to a user, as well as reduce complexity of a constitution as compared to a related art and further accomplish miniaturization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Nam-Su Yuk, Tae-Heon Yang, Dong-Soo Kwon
  • Publication number: 20110070925
    Abstract: Provided is a vibration apparatus, method and computer-readable medium generating vibrations and ultrasonic waves. The vibration apparatus, method and computer-readable medium may generate the vibrations or the ultrasonic waves in accordance with a first control signal and a second control signal each having a frequency band different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicants: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea University of Technology and Education Industry-University Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Jae Joon Han, Won-Chul Bang, Sang-Youn Kim, Tae Heon Yang
  • Publication number: 20100283331
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a vibration generation module capable of generating inertial and impact vibrations. The vibration generation module includes a magnetic force generation unit, an elastic force provision unit, a permanent magnet, a contactor, and an impact transmission panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Dong Soo KWON, Tae Heon YANG
  • Publication number: 20100207745
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are human interaction systems using kinesthetic feedback and an operating method thereof. Each of the human interaction systems includes a driver driving the human interaction system according to handling of a user and generating kinesthetic feedback; a sensor measuring force, physical quantity and path applied by the driver; a converter converting a motion signal of the driver, measured by the sensor, into an electric signal in order to transmit and receive the motion signal; and a communication module transmitting and receiving the electric signal. Accordingly, a user can deliver kinesthetic feedback corresponding to his/her motion as well as voices to the other person through a mobile terminal. Accordingly, the user can deliver various feelings in addition to voices. Furthermore, the user can deliver his/her intention to the other person in a conference where the user is restrained from speaking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Seung-Chan Kim, Jong Gwan Lim, Tae-Heon Yang, Byung-Kil Han, Dong-Soo Kwon
  • Patent number: 7737828
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a tactile feedback device for giving realistic touch sensation to the user by stimulating the skin of the user. The tactile feedback device of the present invention comprises a housing having one end positioned near the skin of the user in use, an actuator, touch pins and an elastic means. The actuator is mounted inside the housing to convert electromagnetic energy into kinetic energy. The touch pins are mounted inside the housing so as to pop in and out, and the front end thereof is popped out of one end of the housing to contact the skin, and is connected with the actuator so as to be operated by kinetic energy of the actuator. The elastic plates of the elastic means are mounted between one end of the housing and the actuator, and have the touch pins fixedly passing through so as to be interlocked with the touch pins, and when the touch pins pop in and out, they are elastically deformed to have elastic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Tae-Heon Yang, Dong-Soo Kwon, Seung-Seob Lee, Nam-Su Yuk
  • Publication number: 20100073151
    Abstract: A tactile display apparatus includes a plurality of stimulation pins in contact with a skin; an operating unit for vertically moving the stimulation pins; and a housing accommodating the stimulation pins and the operating unit, the housing having an opening in one surface thereof such that the stimulation pins protrude outward. Here, the plurality of stimulation pins are arranged such that a contact area occupied by front ends of the stimulation pins is smaller than an area occupied by rear ends of the stimulation pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Sung Chul Kang, Dongseok Ryu, YongKwun Lee, Dong-Soo Kwon, Seung-Chan Kim, Tae-Heon Yang, Chong Hui Kim, Gi-Hun Yang
  • Publication number: 20090121848
    Abstract: A haptic module using a magnetic force and an electronic apparatuses having the module are disclosed. The haptic module disclosed in the present invention comprises a magnet arrangement frame arranged so that polarities of adjacent magnets are alternate; shielding screens positioned on uppers of each of frame elements of the magnet arrangement frame and formed in a window arrangement to shield any one polarity of the frame elements; linear movement means fixed to outside portions of the shielding screens to move the shielding screens in a longitudinal direction of the frame element; a magnet frame positioned on an upper of the magnet arrangement frame through the shielding screen and taking on the same polarity on the whole of one surface thereof; and a controller that controls the linear movement means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Nam-Su Yuk, Tae-Heon Yang, Dong-Soo Kwon
  • Publication number: 20090009301
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a tactile feedback device for giving realistic touch sensation to the user by stimulating the skin of the user. The tactile feedback device of the present invention comprises a housing having one end positioned near the skin of the user in use, an actuator, touch pins and an elastic means. The actuator is mounted inside the housing to convert electromagnetic energy into kinetic energy. The touch pins are mounted inside the housing so as to pop in and out, and the front end thereof is popped out of one end of the housing to contact the skin, and is connected with the actuator so as to be operated by kinetic energy of the actuator. The elastic plates of the elastic means are mounted between one end of the housing and the actuator, and have the touch pins fixedly passing through so as to be interlocked with the touch pins, and when the touch pins pop in and out, they are elastically deformed to have elastic energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Tae-Heon Yang, Dong-Soo Kwon, Seung-Seob Lee, Nam-Su Yuk