Patents by Inventor Youn-Baek Lee

Youn-Baek Lee 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: 20190110908
    Abstract: An actuator includes a plurality of power transmitters configured to transmit power sequentially, and an elastic element configured to connect a first power transmitter and a second power transmitter that are adjacent to each other and perform a coaxial rotation motion, among the plurality of power transmitters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongwon Lee, Youngjin Park, Youn Baek Lee, Jeonghun Kim, Se-Gon Roh, Minhyung Lee, Byungjune Choi, Hyun Do Choi
  • Publication number: 20190091093
    Abstract: A motion assistance apparatus including a proximal module to be attached to a proximal part of a user, a distal module to be attached to a distal part of the user, the distal module configured to slide relative to the proximal module, and a connecting module configured to detachably connect the proximal module and the distal module is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn Baek LEE, Byungjune CHOI, Jongwon LEE
  • Patent number: 10231894
    Abstract: A driving module including a driving source configured to generate power, a gear train including a decelerating gear set configured to receive driving power from the driving source and a ring gear attached to one side thereof, and a rotary joint including at least one planetary gear configured to rotate using power received from an output end of the decelerating gear set and to revolve along the ring gear is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Se-Gon Roh, Jeonghun Kim, Minhyung Lee, Youn Baek Lee, Jongwon Lee, Byungjune Choi, Hyun Do Choi
  • Publication number: 20190070061
    Abstract: A motion assistance apparatus including a proximal frame configured to support a proximal part of a user, a distal frame configured to support a distal part of the user, and a force transmitting member slidably connected to the proximal frame, and rotatably connected to the distal frame is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicants: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea University of Technology and Education Industry-University Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Byungjune CHOI, Youn Baek Lee, Youngbo Shim, Yong Jae Kim
  • Patent number: 10219968
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, it is possible to implement a joint assembly operating similar to a user's actual ankle joint. An ankle joint included in a walking assistant robot is pivotable around a rotation axis located outside the ankle joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Won Lee, Yong Jae Kim, Young Do Kwon, Jeong Hun Kim, Youn Baek Lee, Se Gon Roh, Min Hyung Lee, Byung June Choi, Hyun Do Choi
  • Publication number: 20190060154
    Abstract: A motion assistance apparatus includes a force transmitting frame having a sliding space therein, the force transmitting frame configured to support a distal part of a user, a slider configured to slide in the sliding space, and a driving frame connected to the slider and configured to slide with respect to a proximal part of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicants: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Minhyung LEE, Byungjune CHOI, Jeonghun KIM, Se-Gon ROH, Youn Baek LEE, Jongwon LEE, Hyun Do CHOI, Jung Yun CHOI, Hyouk Ryeol CHOI
  • Publication number: 20190046387
    Abstract: A driving module and a motion assistance apparatus including the same may be provided. For example, the driving module including a driving source disposed on one side of a user, and configured to provide power, a first decelerator including a first input terminal coupled to the driving source, and a first output terminal and a second output terminal configured to receive power from the first input terminal, a second decelerator including a second input terminal coupled to the first output terminal, and a third output terminal and a fourth output terminal configured to receive power from the second input terminal, and a third decelerator including a third input terminal coupled to the second output terminal, and a fifth output terminal and a sixth output terminal configured to receive power from the third input terminal may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongwon Lee, Jeonghun KIM, Se-Gon ROH, Minhyung LEE, Youn Baek LEE, Byungjune CHOI, Hyun Do CHOI
  • Patent number: 10201447
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to a link assembly and a leg supporting apparatus using the same. A top end of a frame mounted on a user's thigh can move along a downwardly-concave trajectory. A center of weight of the leg supporting apparatus placed on the top end of the frame converges on a lowest point of the downwardly-concave trajectory so that the user's weight can be stably supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Do Choi, Yong jae Kim, Youn Baek Lee, Jeonghun Kim, Se-Gon Roh, Minhyung Lee, Jongwon Lee, Byungjune Choi
  • Publication number: 20190038448
    Abstract: A motion assistance apparatus includes a proximal support configured to support a proximal part of a user, a first drive link and a second drive link configured to perform translational motions with respect to the proximal support at different velocities, a support joint rotatably connected to the second drive link, a support body connecting the first drive link and the support joint, the support body configured to simultaneously perform a translational motion and a rotational motion with respect to the proximal support, a distal support connected to the support body, the distal support configured to support a distal part of the user, and a torque providing device configured to provide a torque to rotate the support joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Do CHOI, Jeonghun KIM, Se-Gon ROH, Youngbo SHIM, Minhyung LEE, Youn Baek LEE, Jongwon LEE, Byungjune CHOI
  • Patent number: 10195100
    Abstract: Provided are a fixing module and a motion assistance apparatus including the fixing module including a first side frame including a first central portion on one side of a user, a first front extending portion configured to extend from the first central portion along a front side of the user, and a first rear extending portion configured to extend from the first central portion along a rear side of the user, and a second side frame including a second central portion on another side of the user, a second front extending portion configured to extend from the second central portion along the front side of the user, and a second rear extending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minhyung Lee, Youn Baek Lee, Jeonghun Kim, Se-gon Roh, Jongwon Lee, Byungjune Choi, Hyun Do Choi
  • Publication number: 20190021932
    Abstract: A motion assistance apparatus including a proximal support configured to support a proximal part of a user, a distal support configured to support a distal part of the user, a hollow actuator on the proximal support, a reducer inserted in the hollow actuator such that an input end of the reducer is connected to an output end of the hollow actuator, and a driving frame configured to connect an output end of the reducer to the distal support is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Se-Gon ROH, Jeonghun Kim, Minhyung Lee, Youn Baek Lee, Jongwon Lee, Byungjune Choi, Hyun Do Choi
  • Patent number: 10154936
    Abstract: Provided are a connecting module and a motion assistance apparatus including the same, the connecting module including a case provided to incline downward from a space recessed between a waist and a hip of a user to a hip joint of the user, a power transmitting assembly disposed in an internal portion of the case, and a supporting module connecting portion disposed at an output terminal of the power transmitting assembly and to be fastened with a supporting module that supports a leg of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byungjune Choi, Youn Baek Lee, Se-gon Roh, Minhyung Lee, Jeonghun Kim, Jongwon Lee, Hyun Do Choi
  • Patent number: 10143578
    Abstract: Disclosed are a joint protection apparatus and a control method thereof. The joint protection apparatus includes a support unit, to which different support frames are coupled via a hinge, a fastening adjustment unit coupled to the support unit to provide fastening force required to fasten the support unit to a human body, a sensing unit configured to sense motion of the different support frames, and a controller configured to decide a motion region in which the motion sensed by the sensing unit is included and to decide the fastening force of the decided motion region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Sin Ha, Young-do Kwon, Youn Baek Lee
  • Patent number: 10137049
    Abstract: A driving module and a motion assistance apparatus including the same may be provided. For example, the driving module including a driving source disposed on one side of a user, and configured to provide power, a first decelerator including a first input terminal coupled to the driving source, and a first output terminal and a second output terminal configured to receive power from the first input terminal, a second decelerator including a second input terminal coupled to the first output terminal, and a third output terminal and a fourth output terminal configured to receive power from the second input terminal, and a third decelerator including a third input terminal coupled to the second output terminal, and a fifth output terminal and a sixth output terminal configured to receive power from the third input terminal may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongwon Lee, Jeonghun Kim, Se-Gon Roh, Minhyung Lee, Youn Baek Lee, Byungjune Choi, Hyun Do Choi
  • Patent number: 10098804
    Abstract: A walking assistance apparatus for preventing offset occurring in between a rotating axis of a hip joint of a user and a rotating shaft of the walking assistance apparatus may be provided. The walking assistance apparatus includes a waist fixing apparatus configured to be fixed to a waist of a user, a connecting guide mounted at the waist fixing apparatus and configured to slide in an extension direction of the waist fixing apparatus and rotate on a rotating shaft extending in a vertical direction perpendicular to the extension direction, a rail unit mounted at one side of the connecting guide, the rail unit extending in a vertical direction, and a hip joint configured to slide along the rail unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minhyung Lee, Yongjae Kim, Jeonghun Kim, Youngdo Kwon, Se-Gon Roh, Youn Baek Lee, Jongwon Lee, Byungjune Choi, Hyun Do Choi
  • Patent number: 10092474
    Abstract: A supporting frame and a motion assistance apparatus including the same may be provided. In particular, the supporting frame including a first frame including a hinge connecting portion, a second frame configured to slidingly move with respect to the first frame, and an assistance force sensing portion on at least one of the first frame and the second frame may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn Baek Lee, Byungjune Choi, Hyun Do Choi, Jeonghun Kim, Se-Gon Roh, Minhyung Lee, Jongwon Lee
  • Patent number: 10085908
    Abstract: A holder may be more easily mounted on a user's body by applying tension to a cable. An inner side surface of the holder with which the user's body comes in contact transmits uniform pressure to the user's body such that the holder may be more comfortable to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn Baek Lee, Yong Jae Kim, Jeong Hun Kim, Se Gon Roh, Min Hyung Lee, Jong Won Lee, Byung June Choi, Hyun Do Choi, Young Do Kwon, Tae Jun Sang
  • Patent number: 10071279
    Abstract: A muscular strength assisting apparatus may include: a wearing unit configured to enclose a part of a user's body; a tightening unit configured to pull the wearing unit in one or both directions; and/or a control unit configured to drive the tightening unit to tighten the part of the user's body on which the wearing unit is located, when it is determined that muscular contraction occurs at the part of the user's body on which the wearing unit is located. A method of controlling a muscular strength assisting apparatus may include: determining whether muscular contraction occurs at a part of a user's body that is enclosed by a wearing unit; and/or driving a tightening unit pulling the wearing unit in one direction or both directions to tighten the part of the user's body on which the wearing unit is located when it is determined that the muscular contraction occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Sin Ha, Young Do Kwon, Youn Baek Lee
  • Patent number: 10070982
    Abstract: A frame configured of a plurality of links pivotally connected to one another is flexibly bent, and pins that connect the plurality of links that constitute the frame are inserted into and slide in a curve-shaped slot and a slot in a vertical direction so that, even though the frame is bent, the entire length of the frame is increased and ends of the frame can be moved along a straight line that is horizontal with respect to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongjae Kim, Youn Baek Lee, Jongwon Lee, Byungjune Choi, Jeonghun Kim, Se-Gon Roh, Minhyung Lee, Hyun Do Choi, Sunggu Kwon, Youngdo Kwon
  • Patent number: 10064779
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a walking assistance apparatus including a drive portion capable of adjusting tension of a fixing portion, and a method of controlling the same. The walking assistance apparatus includes a support portion which applies assist power to assist walking to a human body, a fixing portion which is arranged at one end of the support portion to enclose the human body and fixes the support portion on the human body, a drive portion including at least one motor which adjusts tension of the fixing portion, and a control portion which adjusts a driving direction of the at least one motor during rotation of the support portion in order to prevent the fixing portion from rotating by assist power applied through the support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Sin Ha, Young Do Kwon, Youn Baek Lee