Patents by Inventor Woon-bae Kim

Woon-bae 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: 9664894
    Abstract: A micro optical switch device, an image display apparatus including the same, and a method of manufacturing the micro optical switch device are provided. The micro optical switch device includes a substrate; a first electrode disposed on the substrate and having a plurality of openings; a second electrode disposed above and spaced apart from the first electrode, and having a plurality of openings; and support units disposed on the substrate and configured to support the second electrode, wherein the support units include deformation preventing portions protruding beyond a top surface of the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-sik Shim, Woon-bae Kim, Hyung Choi
  • Patent number: 9638839
    Abstract: An optical zoom probe is disclosed. The optical zoom probe includes: at least one liquid lens having a focus which is configured to be adjusted according to a flow of a fluid through a flow path; and a barrel provided to form the flow path and including a narrowed first end part including a first opening through which an image is captured, the at least one liquid lens being provided inside the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun-sung Lee, Woon-bae Kim, Seung-wan Lee, Jong-hyeon Chang, Min-seog Choi
  • Patent number: 9629552
    Abstract: A numerical aperture (NA) controlling unit and a variable optical probe including the same are provided. The NA controlling unit includes: an aperture adjustment unit which controls an aperture through which light is transmitted; and a focus control unit that is disposed in a predetermined position with respect to the aperture adjustment unit, that focuses light transmitted through the aperture, and that has an adjustable focal length. The variable optical probe includes: a light transmission unit; a collimator that collimates light transmitted through the light transmission unit into parallel light; an NA controlling unit that focuses light on a sample to be inspected; and a scanner that varies a path of light transmitted through the light transmission unit such that a predetermined region of the sample is scanned by light that passes through the NA controlling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-seog Choi, Seung-wan Lee, Woon-bae Kim, Eun-sung Lee, Kyu-dong Jung, Jong-hyeon Chang
  • Patent number: 9529241
    Abstract: A microfluidic device and a method of controlling a fluid included in the microfluidic device. The microfluidic device includes: a chamber; a first fluid that is disposed in the chamber and in which a hygroscopic material is dissolved; a second fluid that is disposed in the chamber and is immiscible with the first fluid; and an electrode portion provide in the chamber and is configured to form an electrical field in the chamber when a voltage is applied to the electrode portion, wherein an interface between the first and second fluids is varied according to the electrical field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-hyeon Chang, Woon-bae Kim, Seung-wan Lee, Eun-sung Lee, Kyu-dong Jung, Min-seog Choi
  • Patent number: 9459138
    Abstract: An ultrasonic transducer, and an ultrasonic wave generating apparatus and an ultrasonic system including the same. The ultrasonic transducer includes a light-absorbing layer configured to absorb light incident on the light-absorbing layer and to generate heat based on the absorbed light; and a thermoelastic layer which is disposed on the light-absorbing layer and which is configured to thermally expand based on the heat to generate ultrasonic waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Yong-seop Yoon, Sung-chan Kang, Yong-hyup Kim, Mi-ae Park, Jai-ick Yoh, Seok-hwan Lee, Woon-bae Kim, Jong-seok Kim, Hye-lynn Song, Eui-yun Jang
  • Patent number: 9445063
    Abstract: A fiber scanning projector includes a light source comprising a plurality of monochromatic light sources, a modulator providing a modulation signal according to image information to the light source, a scanner scanning a screen with a light emitted from the light source and controlled according to the modulation signal, the scanner including a fiber bundle and an actuator which 2-axis-drives the fiber bundle, and a synchronization controller synchronizing driving of the actuator and driving of the modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Woon-bae Kim
  • Patent number: 9405045
    Abstract: An optical apparatus such as a varifocal fluidic lens is provided. Optical apparatus includes a spacer frame, optical fluid, an elastic membrane, an actuator, an actuator frame, and a thermally deformable frame. Spacer frame defines an internal space including a lens portion and a driving portion that connect to each other, and the driving portion is disposed to surround the lens portion disposed in the center area of the internal space. Optical fluid is filled in the internal space defined by the spacer frame. The elastic membrane is attached on a surface of the spacer frame, to cover a side of the internal space, and the thermally deformable plate is attached on the other surface of the spacer frame, to cover the other side of the internal space. The thermally deformable plate deforms to increase or decrease a volume of the internal space according to a change in temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong-Yub Lee, Kyu-Dong Jung, Seung-Wan Lee, Woon-Bae Kim
  • Publication number: 20160204073
    Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a semiconductor chip mounted on a substrate, an insulating layer covering at least a portion of the semiconductor chip and including a thixotropic material or a hot melt material, and a shielding layer covering at least a portion of the semiconductor chip and the insulating layer. A method of manufacturing the semiconductor package includes forming an insulating layer and a shielding layer having a high aspect ratio by using a three-dimensional printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: O-hyun BEAK, Keon KUK, Yong-chul KO, Woon-bae KIM
  • Publication number: 20160111376
    Abstract: A semiconductor package including a semiconductor chip having an active surface and a non-active surface opposite to the active surface, a ground member disposed on the active surface of the semiconductor chip, and an electromagnetic shielding member passing through the semiconductor chip, electrically connected to the ground member, and covering at least some regions of the non-active surface of the semiconductor chip may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Byoung-rim SEO, Woon-bae KIM, Young-doo JUNG
  • Publication number: 20160051197
    Abstract: Provided is a body-implantable package for processing biosensed-data for wireless communication to an external device. The package includes a tube closed by a cover, therein, a chip with a strained layer affixed thereto to form a flexible laminar circuit. The cover is fitted over an open end of the tube after the laminated chip and strained layer are inserted therein. The chip is constructed of and rolled in one or more turns into a generally cylindrical shape. The strained layer is affixed to a surface of the chip automatically to cause the flexible laminar circuit to curl into a generally cylindrical shape to fit within the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Mitsuo UMEMOTO, Yung-Cheol KONG, Woon-Bae KIM, Pyoung-Wan KIM, Kyong-Soon CHO
  • Publication number: 20150324064
    Abstract: A multi-touch sensing apparatus using a rear view camera of an array type is provided. The multi-touch sensing apparatus may include a display panel to display an image, a sensing light source to emit light to sense a touch image which is generated by an object and displayed on a back side of the display panel, and a camera to divide and sense the touch image. The camera may be arranged in an edge of a lower side of the multi-touch sensing apparatus, or a mirror to reflect the touch image may be included in the multi-touch sensing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwon Ju YI, Chang Kyu CHOI, Jae Joon HAN, Du-Sik PARK, Woon Bae KIM, Jong Oh KWON
  • Patent number: 9164278
    Abstract: A micro-optical switching device, an image display apparatus including the micro-optical switching device, and a method of manufacturing the micro-optical switching device are provided. The micro-optical switching device includes a substrate; a first electrode disposed on the substrate and including a first opening array, wherein the first opening array includes a plurality of openings; and a second electrode disposed spaced apart from the first electrode and including a second opening array including a plurality of openings, wherein the plurality of openings of the second opening array do not overlap with the plurality of openings of the first opening array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-sik Shim, Jong-seok Kim, Yong-seop Yoon, Hyung Choi, Woon-bae Kim
  • Patent number: 9151945
    Abstract: Provided are a micro electric liquid device and an apparatus including the device. The micro electric liquid device includes a first fluid that is opaque, a second fluid that is transparent a first channel configured to have the first and second fluid flow therein without mixing, a second channel overlapped and spaced apart from the first channel, wherein the second channel is configured to have the first and second fluids flow therein, and a connection part connecting the first and second channels, wherein an aperture is adjusted by a positional change of an interface between the first and second fluids in the first and second channels, and wherein the second channel includes a first sub channel configured to have the first and second fluids flow therein and having a non-uniform height and a second sub channel configured to have the second fluid to flow therein and having a uniform height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-hyeon Chang, Woon-bae Kim, Seung-wan Lee, Eun-sung Lee, Min-seog Choi
  • Patent number: 9110318
    Abstract: A driving device of a display apparatus, and a method of manufacturing the driving device. The driving device may have a specific structure, and be manufactured in such a manner, because a first electrode of a micro optical switch device may be formed simultaneously with the formation of at least a source region and a drain region, or a gate electrode of an active device and a capacitor electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-sik Shim, Woon-bae Kim, Hyung Choi
  • Patent number: 9098146
    Abstract: A multi-touch sensing apparatus using a rear view camera of an array type is provided. The multi-touch sensing apparatus may include a display panel to display an image, a sensing light source to emit light to sense a touch image which is generated by an object and displayed on a back side of the display panel, and a camera to divide and sense the touch image. The camera may be arranged in an edge of a lower side of the multi-touch sensing apparatus, or a mirror to reflect the touch image may be included in the multi-touch sensing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwon Ju Yi, Chang Kyu Choi, Jae Joon Han, Du-Sik Park, Woon Bae Kim, Jong Oh Kwon
  • Publication number: 20150138648
    Abstract: An optical zoom probe is disclosed. The optical zoom probe includes: at least one liquid lens having a focus which is configured to be adjusted according to a flow of a fluid through a flow path; and a barrel provided to form the flow path and including a narrowed first end part including a first opening through which an image is captured, the at least one liquid lens being provided inside the barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun-sung LEE, Woon-bae KIM, Seung-wan LEE, Jong-hyeon CHANG, Min-seog CHOI
  • Publication number: 20150130996
    Abstract: Provided are a micro electric liquid device and an apparatus including the device. The micro electric liquid device includes a first fluid that is opaque, a second fluid that is transparent a first channel configured to have the first and second fluid flow therein without mixing, a second channel overlapped and spaced apart from the first channel, wherein the second channel is configured to have the first and second fluids flow therein, and a connection part connecting the first and second channels, wherein an aperture is adjusted by a positional change of an interface between the first and second fluids in the first and second channels, and wherein the second channel includes a first sub channel configured to have the first and second fluids flow therein and having a non-uniform height and a second sub channel configured to have the second fluid to flow therein and having a uniform height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-hyeon CHANG, Woon-bae KIM, Seung-wan LEE, Eun-sung LEE, Min-seog CHOI
  • Publication number: 20150131161
    Abstract: A variable liquid lens system is provided. The variable liquid lens system includes a lens barrel comprising a wall and first and second ends, wherein the first and second ends are substantially transparent, at least one liquid lens disposed in the lens barrel and contacting the wall, the at least one liquid lens comprising a droplet, and a plurality of spaces containing fluid positioned on opposite sides of the at least one liquid lens inside the lens barrel. A plurality of first holes are provided in the wall at a position corresponding to the plurality of spaces. The at least one liquid lens is configured so that a position of the at least one liquid lens within the lens barrel is adjustable by adjusting amounts of the fluid contained in the plurality of spaces via the plurality of first holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun-sung LEE, Woon-bae KIM, Seung-wan LEE, Jong-hyeon CHANG, Min-seog CHOI
  • Publication number: 20150133775
    Abstract: The probe includes a probe body that includes an internal empty space and is configured to be inserted into a coelom; an energy source module that is disposed in the probe body, and configured to emit an energy beam; first and second view windows that are provided at an end portion of the probe body, have different fields of view, and are configured to transmit the emitted energy beam; and a path changing unit that is disposed in the probe body, and configured to change a traveling path of the emitted energy beam to travel to one of the first view window and the second view window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woon-bae KIM, Woo-young JANG, Min-seog CHOI
  • Publication number: 20150126857
    Abstract: Disclosed are an optical probe and a medical imaging apparatus which includes the optical probe. The optical probe includes an optical scanner, which includes first and second fluids which have different refractive indexes and are not mixed with each other, and a probe body that is insertable into a coelom, and in which the optical scanner is provided in the probe body. Light which is emitted from the optical scanner is irradiated onto an object via a light output device. An output angle of the light emitted from the optical scanner varies based on a corresponding change in an interface between the first and second fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-seog CHOI, Woon-bae KIM, Seung-wan LEE, Eun-sung LEE, Jong-hyeon CHANG, Hyun CHOI