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: 20190167126
    Abstract: A blood pressure monitor including a manually operable pressurizer is disclosed. The blood pressure monitor may include a cuff configured to apply a pressure to a target portion of a body of a user, a pressurizer, a depressurizer, and a sensor to measure a blood pressure. The pressurizer may include a rotator, and be configured to supply a fluid to the cuff, to cause the cuff to apply the pressure, through rotation of the rotator caused by an external rotational force applied to the blood pressure monitor to rotate the rotator. The depressurizer may be configured to reduce the applied pressure applied by the cuff to the target portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungwoo NOH, Youn-ho KIM, Sangyun PARK
  • Publication number: 20190110698
    Abstract: A bio-information processing apparatus may include: a bio-signal measurer configured to measure a bio-signal; a bio-information receiver configured to receive first bio-information; and a processor configured to estimate second bio-information based on the bio-signal, and to correct the second bio-information based on measurement circumstances of the first bio-information and the second bio-information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung Hoon KO, Seung Keun YOON, Jong Wook LEE, Dae Geun JANG, Chang Mok CHOI, Youn Ho KIM
  • Patent number: 10238303
    Abstract: A blood pressure monitor including a manually operable pressurizer is disclosed. The blood pressure monitor may include a cuff configured to apply a pressure to a target portion of a body of a user, a pressurizer, a depressurizer, and a sensor to measure a blood pressure. The pressurizer may include a rotator, and be configured to supply a fluid to the cuff, to cause the cuff to apply the pressure, through rotation of the rotator caused by an external rotational force applied to the blood pressure monitor to rotate the rotator. The depressurizer may be configured to reduce the applied pressure applied by the cuff to the target portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungwoo Noh, Youn-ho Kim, Sangyun Park
  • Publication number: 20190076032
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring bio-information in a non-invasive manner includes: a pulse wave sensor configured to measure a plurality of pulse wave signals having different wavelengths from an object; a contact pressure sensor configured to measure contact pressure of the object while the plurality of pulse wave signals are measured; and a processor configured to obtain an oscillometric waveform based on the contact pressure and the plurality of pulse wave signals having the different wavelengths, and obtain bio-information based on the oscillometric waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Yun PARK, Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo KWON, Youn Ho KIM, Seung Woo NOH
  • Publication number: 20190038219
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating an anaerobic threshold may include a heart rate detector configured to detect a heart rate from a signal sensed from a user, and an anaerobic threshold estimator configured to estimate an anaerobic threshold of the user based on a change in the detected heart rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn Ho Kim, Sang Kon Bae, Kun Soo Shin, Chang Mok Choi
  • Publication number: 20190021611
    Abstract: A blood pressure measuring apparatus includes a sensor configured to acquire a user image of a user, and a processor configured to determine, based on the user image, relative position information of a blood pressure measuring point of the user, the relative position information including a distance between a reference point of the user and the blood pressure measuring point, and measure a blood pressure of the user by correcting an effect of a hydrostatic pressure on the blood pressure, based on the relative position information that is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Joo KWON, Jae Min KANG, Youn Ho KIM, Seung Woo NOH, Sang Yun PARK
  • Patent number: 10130300
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating an anaerobic threshold may include a heart rate detector configured to detect a heart rate from a signal sensed from a user, and an anaerobic threshold estimator configured to estimate an anaerobic threshold of the user based on a change in the detected heart rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn Ho Kim, Sang Kon Bae, Kun Soo Shin, Chang Mok Choi
  • Publication number: 20180177413
    Abstract: A touch-type blood pressure measurement apparatus is provided. The touch-type blood pressure measurement apparatus include: a touch sensor configured to generate a contact area signal when a finger of a user is in contact with the touch sensor; at least one photoplethysmogram (PPG) sensor configured to generate a PPG signal of the user while the finger is in contact with the touch sensor; a force sensor configured to generate a touch force signal of the finger in contact with the touch sensor; and a controller configured to obtain a blood pressure of the user based on the contact area signal, the PPG signal, and the touch force signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Joo KWON, Jae Min KANG, Youn Ho KIM, Seung Woo NOH, Sang Yun PARK, Young Zoon YOON
  • Publication number: 20180110427
    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: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min KANG, Yong Joo KWON, Seung Woo NOH, Sang Yun PARK, Youn Ho KIM, Young Zoon YOON
  • Patent number: 9936889
    Abstract: A method of controlling a threshold for detecting peaks of physiological signals includes: obtaining a physiological signal measured from a person being examined; determining whether a peak of the physiological signals is detected based on a result of comparing the physiological signals with a threshold; and controlling the threshold based on a minimum threshold and either the threshold or a feature value of the detected peak based on a result of the determining. When a threshold for detecting peaks of physiological signals is controlled, even if an interval between the peaks is irregular or there is a large difference in values of the peaks, the peaks can be accurately detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-mok Choi, Youn-ho Kim, Kun-soo Shin
  • Publication number: 20180092545
    Abstract: A wrist temperature rhythm acquisition apparatus and method, a core temperature rhythm acquisition apparatus and method, and a wearable device are provided. The wrist temperature rhythm acquisition apparatus includes a data acquirer configured to acquire wrist temperature data of a user and external environment temperature data; and a processor configured to estimate wrist temperature rhythm data in which an influence of an external environment temperature is corrected, based on the acquired wrist temperature data and the acquired external environment temperature data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicants: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Youn Ho KIM, Kwang Suk PARK, Soo Young SIM, Seung Woo NOH, Sang Yun PARK, Kwang Min JOO, Myung Jun KOH, Hyo Sun JEON
  • Publication number: 20180055449
    Abstract: A wearable measurement apparatus capable of measuring a biometric signal is provided. The wearable measurement apparatus includes a main body, and a main-body elastic part disposed on a bottom surface of the main body, and configured to elastically support the main body against a body part of a user. The wearable measurement apparatus further includes a biometric signal sensor disposed apart from the main-body elastic part, and configured to detect a biometric signal from the body part, and a sensor elastic part interposed between the main body and the biometric signal sensor, and configured to form a step difference between a bottom surface of the biometric signal sensor and a bottom surface of the main-body elastic part, and elastically support the biometric signal sensor against the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung Hoon KO, Yong Joo KWON, Youn Ho KIM, Sang Yun PARK, Jin Hyun YUN, Jong Wook LEE, Chang Mok CHOI
  • Publication number: 20170319146
    Abstract: An apparatus for extracting a cardiovascular characteristic is provided. The apparatus may include: a first sensor configured to measure a vibration signal generated by a pulse wave of a subject; a second sensor configured to measure a pulse wave signal of the subject; a processor configured to perform an operation related to a cardiovascular characteristic on the basis of the measured vibration signal and pulse wave signal; and a main body in which the first sensor, the second sensor, and the processor are mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Yun PARK, Byung Hoon KO, Yong Joo KWON, Jae Min KANG, Youn Ho KIM, Seung Woo NOH, Young Zoon YOON
  • Patent number: 9795313
    Abstract: A bioelectrode including a plate, a first electrode disposed on a first side of the plate, and a second electrode disposed on the first side of the plate and separate from the first electrode. The bioelectrode further includes a first guard portion disposed on a second side of the plate, a second guard portion disposed on the second side of the plate and separate from the first guard portion, and a preamplifier configured to output a voltage signal based on a biosignal measured between the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SNU R&DB Foundation
    Inventors: Youn Ho Kim, Jee Hoon Kim, Kwang Suk Park, Jeong Su Lee, Yong Gyu Lim
  • Patent number: 9782086
    Abstract: Provided is a blood pressure measuring apparatus including: a pressurizing unit applying pressure to a blood vessel according to a first condition or a second condition; a pressure sensor sensing a sphygmus wave and a pressure of the blood vessel from the blood vessel under the first condition or the second condition; a standard blood pressure calculating unit for calculating a systolic standard blood pressure and a diastolic standard blood pressure; a continuous blood pressure calculating unit for calculating continuous blood pressure; and a repressurizing determining unit for determining whether pressure is applied to the blood vessel under the second condition during measuring of continuous blood pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youn-ho Kim, Kun-soo Shin, Sang-kon Bae, Seok-chan Kim
  • Publication number: 20170095168
    Abstract: Provided is a technology for measuring a user's blood pressure by using light sources, in which the blood pressure measuring apparatus includes: a light emitter configured to emit one or more lights having different penetration characteristics toward a user; a light receiver configured to receive the lights that have penetrated through the user, and acquire photo-plethysmography (PPG) signals from the received lights; and a blood pressure measurer configured to measure a phase difference between the acquired PPG signals, and measure a blood pressure based on the measured phase difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Joo KWON, Jae Min KANG, Sun Kwon KIM, Youn Ho KIM, Sang Yun PARK, Seung Woo NOH, Young Zoon YOON
  • Patent number: 9588146
    Abstract: Disclosed are a biosignal measurement device and a capacitively-coupled active electrode. The capacitively-coupled active electrode includes an electrode face configured to form capacitive coupling with a subject in a non-contact manner to detect a biosignal, and a pre-amplifier disposed on a rear side of the electrode face and embedded in a porous insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SNU R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Youn Ho Kim, Kun Soo Shin, Kwang Suk Park, Jeong Su Lee, Yong Gyu Lim
  • Patent number: 9585573
    Abstract: Provided is a method for estimating blood pressure using a variable characteristic ratio. In the method, a pressure wave detected at a measurement body part of a subject is obtained to calculate a characteristic ratio of the subject based on a correlation between the characteristic ratio used to determine blood pressure at a measurement body part and the shape of the pressure wave detected at the measurement body part. The blood pressure at the measurement body part of the subject is estimated using the calculated characteristic ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seok Chan Kim, Youn-ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20170055856
    Abstract: A blood pressure monitor including a manually operable pressurizer is disclosed. The blood pressure monitor may include a cuff configured to apply a pressure to a target portion of a body of a user, a pressurizer, a depressurizer, and a sensor to measure a blood pressure. The pressurizer may include a rotator, and be configured to supply a fluid to the cuff, to cause the cuff to apply the pressure, through rotation of the rotator caused by an external rotational force applied to the blood pressure monitor to rotate the rotator. The depressurizer may be configured to reduce the applied pressure applied by the cuff to the target portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungwoo NOH, Youn-ho KIM, Sangyun PARK
  • Patent number: 9547820
    Abstract: A method of classifying an input pattern and a pattern classification apparatus are provided. The method includes enabling an artificial neural network to learn based on learning input data received by an input layer of the artificial neural network, determining classification of an input pattern received by the input layer of the enabled artificial neural network according to an output value obtained from an output layer of the artificial neural network, the obtained output value being based on the input pattern, updating connection intensities of a plurality of connection lines of the enabled artificial neural network to output a result value indicating the determined classification from the output layer when the input pattern, and determining updated classification of the input pattern according to an updated output value obtained from an output layer of the updated artificial neural network, the obtained updated output value being based on the input pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Youn-ho Kim, Chang-mok Choi, Kun-soo Shin, Myoung-ho Lee, Jin-kwon Kim