Patents by Inventor Tae Kyung KONG

Tae Kyung KONG 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: 11986967
    Abstract: The inventive concept provides a substrate treating apparatus. The substrate treating apparatus includes a plurality of treating chambers performing a respective treatment on a substrate therein; a transfer chamber having a robot transferring the substrate between the plurality of treating chambers; a detection unit mounted on the robot and configured to detect a substrate state; and a controller for controlling the detection unit, wherein the detection unit comprises: an imaging member for imaging the substrate; and a driving member for moving the imaging member, and wherein the controller controls the detection unit to image and store an image of the substrate at an optimal position and determines whether an image of the substrate is a normal state based on the image obtained in the optimal position, the optimal position determined based on a process variable of the treating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Semes Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Kyung Kong, Jin Sung Sun
  • Publication number: 20240057806
    Abstract: A machine with a grinder, a grind chute for delivering coffee grounds along a flow path and into a portafilter fitted to the machine, and a tamping unit with a tamping mechanism for pressing the coffee grounds held by the portafilter into a puck, wherein the tamping mechanism includes a linkage connected to a tamp, the linkage being arranged to press a face of the tamp in an axial direction with respect of the portafilter during a tamping operation, and wherein the linkage returns the tamp to a rest position where the tamp face is moved laterally, out of the flow path. The invention also relates to a machine for delivering coffee grounds to a portafilter, a tamping mechanism and a coffee grinding machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Mark Lewis HOLLOWAY, Tae-kyung KONG, Xiang REN, Giovanni BAEZ ALVAREZ, Norman OLIVERIA, Stephen Richard BUTTER, Bryce James GOSSLING, Anthony LADEWIG, Chiu Keung Kenneth LEE, Christopher Peter Hamilton HARDY
  • Publication number: 20240057808
    Abstract: A tamp including a body and a tamping face carried by a base of the tamp, the base and body being arranged for relative movement in an axial direction during a tamping operation to compress and expand under action of a bias element, wherein the tamp includes a rotation mechanism to translate the relative axial movement of the base and body into rotational movement of the base. The invention also relates to a portafilter holder for positioning a portafilter under a tamping unit of a coffee grinding machine, for receipt of the coffee grounds, the portafilter holder including a dock to receive the portafilter and a retention member to hold the portafilter in the dock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Norman OLIVERIA, Mark Lewis HOLLOWAY, Tae-kyung KONG, Stephen Richard BUTTER, Richard Lehonde HOARE, Giovanni BAEZ ALVAREZ, Chiu Keung Kenneth LEE, Jinwei LUO, Christopher Peter Hamilton HARDY
  • Publication number: 20240048744
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include methods, apparatuses, and non-transitory computer-readable storage mediums for video encoding/decoding. An apparatus includes processing circuitry that decodes prediction information of a current block in a current picture that is a part of a coded video bitstream. The prediction information indicates a non-directional intra prediction mode for the current block. The processing circuitry partitions the current block into a plurality of partitions. The plurality of partitions includes at least one L-shaped partition. The processing circuitry reconstructs one of the plurality of partitions based on at least one of (i) neighboring reconstructed samples of the one of the plurality of partitions or (ii) neighboring reconstructed samples of the current block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Tae-kyung KONG, Bryce James GOSSLING, Giovanni BAEZ ALVAREZ, Norman OLIVERIA, Anthony LADEWIG, Chiu Keung Kenneth LEE, Mark Lewis HOLLOWAY
  • Publication number: 20230360951
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting a substrate includes an actuator, a robot arm, operation of which is controlled by the actuator, a robot hand including at least one intake vent having a predetermined separation distance from the supported substrate, a fixing unit that fixes the substrate supported on the robot hand, and an intake unit connected with the intake vent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: SEMES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Kyung KONG, Kiwon HAN, Jin Sung SUN
  • Publication number: 20230245124
    Abstract: A system for annotating transactions includes a computing server configured to retrieve annotation requirements for transaction accounts of an organization client, where the annotation requirements specify a data field of a third-party platform's schema that is used to organize transaction data. The organization client may further specify which transactions need to be annotated using selection criteria. The computing server processes transactions incurred using the transaction accounts and identifies unannotated transactions using the selection criteria. End users who are responsible for annotating the unannotated transactions are provided direct links to annotate the unannotated transactions. Upon receiving annotations from the responsible end users, the computing server can display annotated transaction data for an administrator of the organization client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Veeral Dilip Patel, Jaein Lee, Calvin Jun-Gong Lee, Geoffrey Jacques Charles, Jared Robert Wasserman, Diego D. Zaks Barrios, Ori Ephraim Goldfield, Serge Nasr, Tae Kyung Kong, Akash Wadawadigi, John Sarihan
  • Patent number: 11651979
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring a substrate is provided. A unit for transferring a substrate, includes a support structure, a first hand to place the substrate, a second hand stacked with the first hand and placing the substrate, a first guide rail guiding movement of a first support rod to support the first hand in the support structure, a second guide rail guiding movement of a second support rod in the support structure to support the second hand, and a pressure reducing member reducing pressure of an exhaust fluid passage provided in the support structure. The exhaust fluid passage includes a first fluid passage communicating with the first guide rail, a second fluid passage communicating with the second guide rail, and a third fluid passage formed by combining the first fluid passage with the second fluid passage. The pressure reducing member reduces pressure of the third fluid passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: SEMES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Kyung Kong, Jin Sung Sun, Kiwon Han
  • Publication number: 20230115112
    Abstract: A computing system receives a selection of a parameter-setting rule associated with a specific unique identifier and automatically assigns data parameters to the data records according to the parameter-assigning rule. The computing system determines a domain for each data record based on data parameters associated with the occurred instance. A collection of data records is displayed to a user of the computing system. The collection of data records is displayed with a set of third-party defined fields. Values for the set of third-party defined fields are pre-filled based on the parameter-assigning rules. Upon receiving the request to export the collection of data records, a payload corresponding to the collection of data records for the third-party system is created. The payload includes at least the set of third-party defined fields and the domain associated with each data record automatically assigns data records to the corresponding domain in the third-party system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Inventors: Jaein Lee, Ori Ephraim Goldfield, Calvin Jun-Gong Lee, Jared Robert Wasserman, Diego D. Zaks Barrios, Tae Kyung Kong
  • Publication number: 20230034394
    Abstract: A system for flexible account creation and approval includes a computing server and a communication platform server that operates independently of the computing server. The computing server is configured to receive an account creation request initiated through interfaces of the communication platform server or the computing server. The computing server facilitates approval of the requests, which can include sending request approvers the request for review at interfaces of the communication platform server or the computing server. By enabling account creation and approval through various servers that can access the same information to provide consistent experiences, the system offers users more flexibility in choosing one of the available servers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Calvin Jun-Gong Lee, Ariel Petren Langer, Geoffrey Jacques Charles, Tae Kyung Kong, Akash Wadawadigi
  • Publication number: 20220379485
    Abstract: The inventive concept provides a substrate treating apparatus. The substrate treating apparatus includes a plurality of treating chambers performing a respective treatment on a substrate therein; a transfer chamber having a robot transferring the substrate between the plurality of treating chambers; a detection unit mounted on the robot and configured to detect a substrate state; and a controller for controlling the detection unit, wherein the detection unit comprises: an imaging member for imaging the substrate; and a driving member for moving the imaging member, and wherein the controller controls the detection unit to image and store an image of the substrate at an optimal position and determines whether an image of the substrate is a normal state based on the image obtained in the optimal position, the optimal position determined based on a process variable of the treating chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: SEMES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Kyung KONG, Jin Sung SUN
  • Publication number: 20220240714
    Abstract: An appliance (100, 200) for heating a liquid to make a beverage, the appliance (1) including: a sensor assembly (10) including: a duct (12) having an inlet (18) and an outlet (20), the duct (12) defining a liquid flow path (21) between the inlet (18) and the outlet (20) for the liquid; a sensor (22) having an operative end portion (28) in the flow path (21) for measuring line parameters of the liquid in the flow path (21); and a nozzle (34) to receive water under pressure and direct a water jet transverse to the flow path (21) and towards the operative end portion (28) of the sensor (22) to at least aid in cleaning the operative end portion (28) of the sensor (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Tae-Kyung KONG, Alex Ming Duk LEUNG, Ali TOFAILI, Con PSAROLOGOS, Stephen John MCCLEAN
  • Publication number: 20220175172
    Abstract: An appliance (210) to heat a liquid, the appliance (21) including: a vessel (212) to receive the liquid to be heated, the vessel (212) having a generally central upright longitudinal axis (218), a bottom housing (220), and a side wall (222) extending upwardly from the bottom housing (220), with a portion of the bottom housing (220) and side wall (222) at least partly enclosing a chamber (234) within which the liquid is heated; and a heating element (238) in thermal communication with the chamber (234) so that heat generated by the element (238) can be delivered to the liquid via convection, wherein the housing (210) includes a deformable sealing member (268) sealingly associated with the element (238) to sealingly connect the element (238) and bottom housing (220), with the member (268) inhibiting transmission of sound from the chamber (234).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Scott FRYER, Tee SMITH, Nicholas EDMONDS, Xiang REN, Con PSAROLOGOS, Ali TOFAILI, Sam WALKER, Tae-Kyung KONG, Barnaby WARD, Gerard WHITE
  • Publication number: 20220130710
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating a substrate includes a transfer part, a first transfer robot and a second transfer robot disposed in a longitudinal direction of the transfer part, a liquid treating part disposed at one side of the transfer part to apply a liquid onto the substrate by supplying the liquid to the substrate, and a heat treating part disposed at an opposite side of the transfer part to face a first process treating part, to perform heat-treatment with respect to the substrate. The heat treating part includes a cooling transfer module to transfer the substrate between the first transfer robot and the second transfer robot and to cool the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: KIWON HAN, TAE KYUNG KONG, JIN SUNG SUN
  • Publication number: 20210185775
    Abstract: An induction heater (10) for a jug (11). The jug (11) includes a base (12) from which there upwardly extends a side wall (13). The induction heater (10) includes an outer housing (15) that encloses that chamber (16). Located in the chamber (16) is the electronic component for the heater (10), including an electronic oscillator (17). The heater (10) includes a cavity (18) within which the jug (11) is located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Robert MORGAN, Tae-Kyung KONG, Tibor HEGEDIS
  • Publication number: 20210111062
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting a substrate includes an actuator, a robot arm, operation of which is controlled by the actuator, a robot hand including at least one intake vent having a predetermined separation distance from the supported substrate, a fixing unit that fixes the substrate supported on the robot hand, and an intake unit connected with the intake vent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: SEMES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Kyung KONG, Kiwon HAN, Jin Sung SUN
  • Patent number: 10923384
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring a substrate includes a hand on which the substrate is placed, and the hand includes an outer support member that supports a first region of the substrate and has a pair of outer fingers, an inner support member that supports a second region of the substrate that is closer to the center of the substrate than the first region, the inner support member having a pair of inner fingers located inward of the pair of outer fingers, and a central recess formed in a region between the pair of inner fingers of the inner support member, the region corresponding to the center of the substrate placed on the hand and the central recess being open toward a front side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SEMES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Kyung Kong, Ki Won Han, Min Je Lee
  • Publication number: 20210028030
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring a substrate is provided. A unit for transferring a substrate, includes a support structure, a first hand to place the substrate, a second hand stacked with the first hand and placing the substrate, a first guide rail guiding movement of a first support rod to support the first hand in the support structure, a second guide rail guiding movement of a second support rod in the support structure to support the second hand, and a pressure reducing member reducing pressure of an exhaust fluid passage provided in the support structure. The exhaust fluid passage includes a first fluid passage communicating with the first guide rail, a second fluid passage communicating with the second guide rail, and a third fluid passage formed by combining the first fluid passage with the second fluid passage. The pressure reducing member reduces pressure of the third fluid passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Tae Kyung KONG, Jin Sung SUN, Kiwon HAN
  • Publication number: 20200105571
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring a substrate includes a hand on which the substrate is placed, and the hand includes an outer support member that supports a first region of the substrate and has a pair of outer fingers, an inner support member that supports a second region of the substrate that is closer to the center of the substrate than the first region, the inner support member having a pair of inner fingers located inward of the pair of outer fingers, and a central recess formed in a region between the pair of inner fingers of the inner support member, the region corresponding to the center of the substrate placed on the hand and the central recess being open toward a front side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: TAE KYUNG KONG, KI WON HAN, MIN JE LEE
  • Patent number: 9691644
    Abstract: Provided is a supporting unit. The supporting unit includes: a supporting plate including a substrate on a top surface thereof; and a heater having a predetermined pattern at a bottom surface of the supporting plate and heating the supporting plate, wherein the heater includes: a first metal plating layer applied on the bottom surface of the supporting plate along the predetermined pattern; an anti-oxidation layer of a conductive material applied on the first metal plating layer along the predetermined pattern; and a second metal plating layer of a conductive material applied on the anti-oxidation layer in a portion of the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Semes Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae Kyung Kong
  • Publication number: 20140091077
    Abstract: Provided is a supporting unit. The supporting unit includes: a supporting plate including a substrate on a top surface thereof; and a heater having a predetermined pattern at a bottom surface of the supporting plate and heating the supporting plate, wherein the heater includes: a first metal plating layer applied on the bottom surface of the supporting plate along the predetermined pattern; an anti-oxidation layer of a conductive material applied on the first metal plating layer along the predetermined pattern; and a second metal plating layer of a conductive material applied on the anti-oxidation layer in a portion of the pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Tae Kyung KONG