Patents by Inventor Woo Hyun Nam

Woo Hyun Nam 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: 10945708
    Abstract: A medical image registration method and apparatus are described. By performance of a medical image registration method, a highly accurate registered image, in which breathing deformation information is considered, may be obtained by generation of non-real-time medical images in which the breathing deformation information is reflected before a medical procedure is conducted and by rigid registration of a real-time medical image and the generated non-real-time medical images during the medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Youngkyoo Hwang, Jungbae Kim, Youngtaek Oh, Wonchul Bang, Jong Beom Ra, Woo Hyun Nam, Chijun Weon
  • Publication number: 20210041365
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for measuring particulate matter including an image obtaining device configured to charge particulate matter particles included in air that is introduced to the image obtaining device, and to obtain an image of the charged particulate matter particles based on lens-free imaging, a spectrum obtaining device configured to obtain a Raman spectrum of the charged particulate matter particles, and a processor configured to determine a size of the particulate matter particles and a concentration of the particulate matter particles based on the obtained image, and to determine components of the particulate matter particles based on the obtained Raman spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: WOO CHANG LEE, YUN S PARK, HO JUN CHANG, SUNG HYUN NAM
  • Patent number: 10845647
    Abstract: A display device includes a backlight unit and a display panel disposed above the backlight unit, where the backlight unit includes a light guide plate, a housing which is disposed at one side of the light guide plate and accommodates a wavelength converting member, and a flexible glass film which covers one side of the housing, and a first laser welding part is disposed between the flexible glass film and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo Suk Seo, Sung Chul Kim, Won Jin Kim, Jung Hyun Kim, Seok Hyun Nam, Si Joon Song, Kwang Wook Choi
  • Publication number: 20200249392
    Abstract: A backlight unit includes a light guide plate; a wavelength conversion member disposed on a surface of the light guide plate; and a housing which houses the wavelength conversion member and is fused to the light guide plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Woo Suk SEO, Kwang Wook CHOI, Yong Hoon KWON, Sung Chul KIM, Seok Hyun NAM, Si Joon SONG
  • Patent number: 10719935
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is disclosed. The image processing apparatus of the present invention comprises: an image receiving unit for receiving a first image and a second image of the same object taken at different times; a processor for obtaining transformation information by registering the first image on the basis of the second image, obtaining a first segment image corresponding to an area of the object from the first image, and generating a second segment image corresponding to an area of the object of the second image by transforming the obtained first segment image according to the transformation information; and an output unit for outputting the second segment image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-sung Lee, Gye-hyun Kim, Woo-hyun Nam, Yong-sup Park, Ji-hun Oh, Yun-sub Jung
  • Patent number: 10682111
    Abstract: Disclosed are a medical image display device for displaying a screen including a medical image and a medical image processing method thereof, the medical image display device comprising: a display configured to display a first medical image obtained by photographing an object comprising at least one anatomical entity; and at least one processor configured to extract reference region information corresponding to the anatomical entity from at least one second medical image used as a reference image for the first medical image, detect a region corresponding to the anatomical entity from the first medical image based on the extracted reference region information, and control the display to display the region of the detected anatomical entity to be distinguishable from at least one region unrelated to the anatomical entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo-hyun Nam, Ji-hun Oh, Yong-sup Park, Jae-sung Lee
  • Patent number: 10663647
    Abstract: A backlight unit includes a light guide plate; a wavelength conversion member disposed on a surface of the light guide plate; and a housing which houses the wavelength conversion member and is fused to the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo Suk Seo, Kwang Wook Choi, Yong Hoon Kwon, Sung Chul Kim, Seok Hyun Nam, Si Joon Song
  • Patent number: 10624597
    Abstract: A method of processing a medical image includes acquiring a three-dimensional (3D) medical image indicating a blood vessel and a two-dimensional (2D) medical image indicating the blood vessel, determining a blood vessel area in the 3D medical image corresponding to a partial area of the blood vessel in the 2D medical image, and matching the blood vessel area with the partial area in the 2D medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Seoul National University R&DB Foundation
    Inventors: Woo-hyun Nam, Yong-sup Park, Yeong-gil Shin, Jae-sung Lee, Jin-wook Chung, Ji-hye Kim, Yong-geun Lee
  • Publication number: 20200058113
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image processing apparatus. The present image processing apparatus comprises: an input unit for inputting an image; and a processor for shrinking the inputted image to a predetermined ratio, extracting a visual feature from the shrunken image, performing an image quality enhancement process reflecting the extracted visual feature in the inputted image, repeatedly performing, for a predetermined number of times, the shrinking, the extracting, and the image quality enhancement process on the image that has undergone the image quality enhancement process. The present disclosure relates to an artificial intelligence (AI) system and an application thereof that simulate the functions of a human brain, such as recognition, judgment, etc., by using a machine learning algorithm such as deep learning, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo-hyun NAM, Il-jun AHN, Tammy LEE, Ki-heum CHO, Yong-sup PARK, Min-su CHEON
  • Publication number: 20200046269
    Abstract: A apparatus for estimating concentration may include: a spectrum obtainer configured to obtain Raman spectra of an object; and a processor configured to extract, from the Raman spectra, at least one analyte spectrum related to an analyte and at least one non-analyte spectrum related to a biological component other than the analyte, and estimate concentration of the analyte based on a first area under a curve of the at least one analyte spectrum and a second area under a curve of the at least one non-analyte spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun S. PARK, Sung Hyun NAM, Woo Chang LEE, Ho Jun CHANG
  • Publication number: 20190272621
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is disclosed. The present image processing apparatus includes an input unit to which an image is input; and a processor which extracts visual characteristics by reducing an input image and obtains a high-definition image by reflecting extracted visual characteristics on the input image. The disclosure relates to an artificial intelligence (AI) system and application thereof that simulate functions such as cognition and decision-making of a human brain using a machine learning algorithm such as deep learning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Il-jun AHN, Woo-hyun NAM, Ki-heum CHO, Yong-sup PARK, Tammy LEE, Min-su CHEON
  • Patent number: 10278663
    Abstract: Sensor coupled to the ultrasound probe provides position information related to an ultrasound imaging position in the object. A processor performs first registration between the medical image and the ultrasound image based on the anatomical feature in the ultrasound image and a medical image of the object acquired by imaging modality different from the ultrasound apparatus, obtains first registration information which provides a relationship between a coordinate system of the medical image and a coordinate system of the ultrasound image based on the first registration, performs second registration between the sensor and the medical image based on the position information and the first registration information, and obtains second registration information based on the second registration. A display displays a portion of the medical image corresponding to the ultrasound imaging position based on the second registration information. The medical image includes one among SPECT, PET, MR, PET-CT, and PET-MR image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Gyu Hyun, Jong Beom Ra, Duhgoon Lee, Woo Hyun Nam, Won Chul Bang
  • Patent number: 10271822
    Abstract: A medical imaging apparatus includes: an ultrasound probe to transmit and receive an ultrasound signal to obtain an ultrasound image of an object; a sensor coupled to the ultrasound probe to provide a position information related to an ultrasound imaging position in the object; and a processor to extract a certain anatomical feature from the ultrasound image and the certain anatomical feature from a medical image, perform a first registration between the medical image and the ultrasound image by matching the certain anatomical feature in the ultrasound image the certain anatomical feature in the medical image, perform a second registration between the sensor and the medical image based on the position information and the first registration, and control a display to display a portion of the medical image corresponding to the ultrasound imaging position based on at least one of the first registration and the second registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Gyu Hyun, Jong Beom Ra, Dughoon Lee, Woo Hyun Nam
  • Publication number: 20190066296
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is disclosed. The image processing apparatus of the present invention comprises: an image receiving unit for receiving a first image and a second image of the same object taken at different times; a processor for obtaining transformation information by registering the first image on the basis of the second image, obtaining a first segment image corresponding to an area of the object from the first image, and generating a second segment image corresponding to an area of the object of the second image by transforming the obtained first segment image according to the transformation information; and an output unit for outputting the second segment image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jae-sung LEE, Gye-hyun KIM, Woo-hyun NAM, Yong-sup PARK, Ji-hun OH, Yun-sub JUNG
  • Publication number: 20180368731
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a recording medium for recording the same, the image processing apparatus including a storage configured to comprise a standard database (DB) established based on information about a predetermined anatomical entity; and at least one processor configured to obtain a local motion vector by registration between a first medical image and a second medical image taken by scanning an object including the anatomical entity, use a predictive local motion vector generated from the standard DB to normalize the local motion vector according to a plurality of regions in the anatomical entity, and make information about conditions of the anatomical entity based on the normalized local motion vector be provided according to the plurality of regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Ji-hun OH, Woo-hyun NAM, Yong-sup PARK
  • Publication number: 20180235563
    Abstract: Disclosed are a medical image display device for displaying a screen including a medical image and a medical image processing method thereof, the medical image display device comprising: a display configured to display a first medical image obtained by photographing an object comprising at least one anatomical entity; and at least one processor configured to extract reference region information corresponding to the anatomical entity from at least one second medical image used as a reference image for the first medical image, detect a region corresponding to the anatomical entity from the first medical image based on the extracted reference region information, and control the display to display the region of the detected anatomical entity to be distinguishable from at least one region unrelated to the anatomical entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Woo-hyun NAM, Ji-hun OH, Yong-sup PARK, Jae-sung LEE
  • Publication number: 20180220996
    Abstract: A medical imaging apparatus includes: an ultrasound probe to transmit and receive an ultrasound signal to obtain an ultrasound image of an object; a sensor coupled to the ultrasound probe to provide a position information related to an ultrasound imaging position in the object; and a processor to extract a certain anatomical feature from the ultrasound image and the certain anatomical feature from a medical image, perform a first registration between the medical image and the ultrasound image by matching the certain anatomical feature in the ultrasound image the certain anatomical feature in the medical image, perform a second registration between the sensor and the medical image based on the position information and the first registration, and control a display to display a portion of the medical image corresponding to the ultrasound imaging position based on at least one of the first registration and the second registration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Gyu HYUN, Jong Beom RA, Dughoon LEE, Woo Hyun NAM
  • Patent number: 9955951
    Abstract: There is disclosed an embodiment for performing a calibration of a sensor by using an image registration between a three-dimensional ultrasound image and computerized tomography (CT) image. An ultrasound image forming unit includes an ultrasound probe and forms a three-dimensional ultrasound image of a target object. A sensor is coupled to the ultrasound probe. A memory stores a three-dimensional computed tomography (CT) image of the target object and position information on a position between the three-dimensional ultrasound image and the sensor. A processor performs image registration between the three-dimensional CT image and the three-dimensional ultrasound image to form a first transformation function for transforming a position of the sensor to a corresponding position on the three-dimensional CT image and performs calibration of the sensor by applying the position information to the first transformation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Gyu Hyun, Jong Beom Ra, Duhgoon Lee, Woo Hyun Nam
  • Publication number: 20180055469
    Abstract: A method of processing a medical image includes acquiring a three-dimensional (3D) medical image indicating a blood vessel and a two-dimensional (2D) medical image indicating the blood vessel, determining a blood vessel area in the 3D medical image corresponding to a partial area of the blood vessel in the 2D medical image, and matching the blood vessel area with the partial area in the 2D medical image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Woo-hyun NAM, Yong-sup PARK, Yeong-gil SHIN, Jae-sung LEE, Jin-wook CHUNG, Ji-hye KIM, Yong-geun LEE
  • Patent number: 9839403
    Abstract: A medical imaging apparatus includes a data acquirer configured to acquire measured data acquired by detecting an X-ray transmitted by an X-ray source to an object, and an image processor configured to acquire an initial image based on the measured data, alternately estimate region of interest (ROI)-outside measured data and ROI-inside measured data based on the measured data and the initial image, and acquire a reconstructed image based on the ROI-inside measured data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo-hyun Nam, Yong-sup Park, Jae-sung Lee, Yun-sub Jung, Yoon-mi Hong