Patents by Inventor Youn Ho Kim

Youn Ho 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).

  • Publication number: 20200229743
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating bio-information of an object of interest may include a processor configured to obtain a plurality of pulse wave signals of an object via a plurality of channels, determine a plurality of oxygen saturation values corresponding to the plurality of channels based on the plurality of pulse wave signals, select a channel to be used for estimating the bio-information of the object of interest from among the plurality of channels based on the plurality of oxygen saturation values, and estimate the bio-information of the object of interest based on a pulse wave signal corresponding to the selected channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Mok Choi, Byung Hoon Ko, Jong Wook Lee, Youn Ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20200196959
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating blood pressure includes: a ballistocardiogram (BCG) sensor configured to measure a limb BCG signal from a user; and a processor configured to obtain blood pressure-related features from the measured limb BCG signal, according to sensing characteristics of the BCG sensor, and estimate a blood pressure of the user based on the obtained blood pressure-related features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicants: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK
    Inventors: Dae Geun Jang, Peyman Yousefian, Jin-Oh Hann, Ui Kun Kwon, Youn Ho Kim, Sungtae Shin
  • Publication number: 20200196880
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for estimating cardiovascular information. The apparatus for estimating cardiovascular information may include: a memory storing instructions; a processor configured to execute the instructions to: obtain a pulse wave signal of an object; determine an area under the pulse wave signal and above a reference point on the pulse wave signal; and estimate cardiovascular information of the object based on the determined area of the pulse wave signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ui Kun KWON, Youn Ho KIM, Chang Soon PARK
  • Patent number: 10660532
    Abstract: A blood pressure measurement apparatus, a portable pressure measurement apparatus, and a calibration method for the blood pressure measurement apparatus are provided. The blood pressure measurement apparatus includes a pulse wave measurer configured to measure pulse wave data of a subject while a user pressurizes and depressurizes the blood pressure measurement apparatus, using a portable pressure measurement apparatus, and a communicator configured to receive pressure data that is applied to the blood pressure measurement apparatus during the pressurizing and the depressurizing of the blood pressure measurement apparatus, from the portable pressure measurement apparatus, the pressure data being measured by the portable pressure measurement apparatus. The blood pressure measurement apparatus further includes a processor configured to update a blood pressure estimation formula, based on the received pressure data and the measured pulse wave data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min Kang, Yong Joo Kwon, Seung Woo Noh, Sang Yun Park, Youn Ho Kim, Young Zoon Yoon
  • Publication number: 20200146568
    Abstract: A blood pressure measuring apparatus includes a pulse wave sensor configured to detect a pulse wave signal of an object, a pressure sensor configured to detect a contact pressure signal corresponding to a contact pressure between the object and the pulse wave sensor, and a processor configured to generate a pulse wave image based on the detected pulse wave signal of the object, generate a contact pressure image based on the detected contact pressure signal corresponding to the contact pressure between the object and the pressure sensor, and estimate a blood pressure of the object based on the generated pulse wave image, the generated contact pressure image, and a blood pressure estimation model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Yun PARK, Jin Woo CHOI, Jae Min KANG, Youn Ho KIM, Chang Mok CHOI
  • Publication number: 20200113526
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating blood pressure is provided. According to one embodiment, the apparatus for estimating blood pressure may include a sensor configured to measure a bio-signal from a subject, and a processor configured to acquire, form the bio-signal, a first feature value associated with cardiac output (CO) and a second feature value associated with total peripheral resistance (TPR), determine whether a current mechanism of blood pressure change of the subject is a post-exercise hypotension mechanism based on the first feature value and the second feature value, and estimate blood pressure according to determination of whether the current mechanism is the post-exercise hypotension mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Soon PARK, Ui Kun KWON, Youn Ho KIM, Seung Keun YOON, Dae Geun JANG
  • Publication number: 20200093377
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for estimating bio-information. The apparatus for estimating bio-information includes: a sensor part comprising a pulse wave sensor array configured to detect a pulse wave signal when an object contacts a contact surface of the sensor part, and a load sensor configured to detect a first contact load applied by the object to the contact surface; and a processor configured to obtain contact load distribution of the contact surface based on the pulse wave signal, and to estimate bio-information based on the contact load distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Joo KWON, Jae Min Kang, Sang Yun Park, Youn Ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20200085315
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating bio-information includes: a sensor part configured to obtain contact pressure of a contact surface contacted by an object, and configured to obtain a contact image of the object that contacts the contact surface; and a processor configured to obtain a pulse wave signal of a region of interest based on the contact image, and configured to estimate bio-information based on the obtained pulse wave signal and the contact pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min Kang, Yong Joo Kwon, Youn Ho Kim, Sang Yun Park
  • Publication number: 20200077904
    Abstract: A bio-information estimating apparatus includes a sensor part configured to measure a pulse wave signal from an object, a contact force that is applied by the object to the sensor part, and a contact area of the object that is applied to the sensor part, and a processor configured to obtain a first feature value, based on a first change in the contact area with respect to a second change in the contact force, obtain a second feature value, based on the pulse wave signal, and estimate bio-information, based on the first feature value and the second feature value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo KWON, Youn Ho KIM, Sang Yun PARK
  • Publication number: 20200015690
    Abstract: An apparatus for obtaining bio-information may include a pulse wave sensor including a light source and a detector. The light source is configured to emit multi-wavelength light to an object of interest and the detector is configured to detect light reflected from the object. In addition, the apparatus may include a processor configured to obtain a change in volume of a blood vessel based on one or more of quantity of detected multi-wavelength light and absorbance coefficients of respective wavelengths of the multi-wavelength light and obtain bio-information based on the measured change in volume of the blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHANG MOK CHOI, BYUNG HOON KO, JONG WOOK LEE, YOUN HO KIM, YOUNG SOO KIM, JEONG EUN HWANG
  • Publication number: 20190387985
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method for measuring bio-information. The apparatus for measuring bio-information includes: a pulse wave sensor configured to emit light of multiple wavelengths onto an object, and detect the light to obtain multi-wavelength pulse wave signals when the light is reflected or scattered from the object; and a processor configured to: obtain a conversion signal that indicates a contact pressure between the object and the pulse wave sensor, based on the multi-wavelength pulse wave signals, obtain an oscillometric envelope based on the multi-wavelength pulse wave signals and the conversion signal, and obtain bio-information based on the oscillometric envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo KWON, Youn Ho KIM, Sang Yun PARK
  • Publication number: 20190357780
    Abstract: A bio-signal measurement apparatus may include a first substrate and a second substrate, an optical sensor mounted in the first substrate, a force sensor disposed on or below the first substrate, and a separation structure interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate so as to prevent transmission of a force between the first substrate and the second substrate. An upper surface of the first substrate and an upper surface of the second substrate may be provided at the same level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Byung Hoon KO, Yong Joo KWON, Young Soo KIM, Sang Yun PARK, Jong Wook LEE, Chang Mok CHOI, Jae Min KANG, Youn Ho KIM
  • Patent number: 10416193
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of removing common mode noise in the case of measuring a biosignal using a capacitive coupling active electrode (CCE) is provided. A frequency band of a common mode signal may interact with a shield voltage and thus, a frequency band of a biosignal may be compensated for.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SNU R&DB Foundation
    Inventors: Youn Ho Kim, Jae Min Kang, Kun Soo Shin, Kwang Suk Park, Jeong Su Lee, Yong Gyu Lim
  • Publication number: 20190274552
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring blood pressure according to one aspect may include a limb ballistocardiogram (BCG) sensor configured to attach to a limb of a user and measure a limb BCG signal of the user, and a processor configured to extract blood pressure-related features from the measured limb BCG signal and estimate blood pressure of the user based on at least part of the extracted blood pressure-related features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicants: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK
    Inventors: Dae Geun Jang, Youn Ho Kim, Peyman Yousefian, Jin-Oh Hann, Sungtae Shin, Azin Sadat Mousavi
  • Publication number: 20190274555
    Abstract: A blood pressure measuring apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention includes: a touch sensor; a pulse wave measurer configured to measure pulse waves from a user; a contact force measurer including at least three force sensors and configured to measure a contact force between the touch sensor and the user by using the at least three force sensors; a contact area measurer configured to measure a contact area between the user and the touch sensor; and a processor configured to determine a vertical direction error, which indicates a degree of deviation of a direction of force, applied by the user to press the touch sensor, from a vertical direction to a surface of the touch sensor based on sensor values sensed by the at least three force sensors, and estimate blood pressure according to a determination result of the vertical direction error based on the pulse waves, the contact force, and the contact area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Yun PARK, Jae Min Kang, Yong Joo Kwon, Youn Ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20190244704
    Abstract: A dietary habit management apparatus and method are provided. The dietary habit management apparatus includes a bio-signal acquirer configured to acquire a bio-signal of a user, and a processor configured to obtain a total peripheral resistance (TPR) reflected index, from the bio-signal that is acquired by the bio-signal acquirer, and determine whether the user has eaten food, based on the TPR reflected index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youn Ho Kim, Byung Hoon Ko, Yunseo Ku, Yong Joo Kwon, Ui Kun Kwon, Young Soo Kim, Jin Young Park, Jong Wook Lee, Dae Geun Jang, Chang Mok Choi, Jae Min Kang, Seung Woo Noh, Sang Yun Park, Chang Soon Park, Seung Keun Yoon
  • Publication number: 20190239758
    Abstract: A blood pressure measuring apparatus, may include: a touch sensor; a pulse wave measurer configured to measure pulse waves from a user's finger when the user's finger is in contact with the touch sensor; a contact pressure measurer configured to measure a contact pressure between the user's finger and the touch sensor; a fingerprint recognizer configured to recognize a fingerprint of the user's finger; and a processor configured to determine a degree of position coincidence between the user's finger and the pulse wave measurer based on the recognized fingerprint, and to estimate a blood pressure of the user based on the pulse waves and the contact pressure according to the determined degree of position coincidence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Yun PARK, Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo KWON, Youn Ho KIM
  • Patent number: 10360806
    Abstract: A method of providing an exercise program includes providing a coaching message to coach a training pace in an exercise program based on a heart rate of a user performing the exercise program, adjusting an exercise intensity of a current set of exercises of the exercise program based on the coaching message, and providing the exercise program based on the adjusted exercise intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-Geun Jang, Choonghee Lee, Byunghoon Ko, SangKon Bae, Youn-ho Kim, Sub Sunoo, Sang Seok Nam, Hun Young Park
  • Publication number: 20190216399
    Abstract: A bio-signal measuring apparatus includes: a substrate; a pulse wave measurer provided at the substrate and configured to measure pulse waves of a subject; and a pressure measurer provided at the substrate and configured to measure a contact pressure between the subject and the pulse wave measurer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Mok CHOI, Byung Hoon KO, Young Soo KIM, Jong Wook LEE, Youn Ho KIM
  • Publication number: 20190200932
    Abstract: A bio-information measuring apparatus bio-information measuring method are provided. The bio-information measuring apparatus includes: a pulse wave obtainer configured to obtain a pulse wave signal, and a processor configured to correct a feature of the obtained pulse wave signal based on a variation in an amplitude of the obtained pulse wave signal, and to measure bio-information based on the corrected feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Woo NOH, Yunseo KU, Ui Kun KWON, Youn Ho KIM, Chang Soon PARK, Seung Keun YOON, Dae Geun JANG