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: 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
  • Publication number: 20160354636
    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: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae-Geun JANG, Choonghee LEE, Byunghoon KO, SangKon BAE, Youn-ho KIM
  • Patent number: 9351681
    Abstract: A one repetition maximum (1RM) estimating apparatus includes a potential signal receiving unit configured to receive a potential signal of a muscle from a sensor attached to a user, and a 1RM estimating unit configured to estimate a 1RM of the user based on the potential signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn Ho Kim, Sang Kon Bae, Chang Mok Choi, Byung Hoon Ko, Kun Soo Shin
  • Patent number: 9289146
    Abstract: A biological signal measuring apparatus is provided. The biological signal measuring apparatus includes a first unit measurer configured to measure a first biological signal of a subject based on an electrical characteristic difference between first electrodes contacting the skin of the subject, and a second unit measurer configured to measure a second biological signal of the subject based on an electrical characteristic difference between second electrodes contacting the skin of the subject at positions different from positions of the first electrodes. A plurality of unit measurers including at least the first unit measurer and the second unit measurer are arranged based on characteristics of contact parts of the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn-ho Kim, Jeong-whan Lee, Kun-soo Shin
  • Patent number: 9289178
    Abstract: A biological signal measuring apparatus is provided. The biological signal measuring apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive a biological signal from each of unit measurers arrayed on a subject's skin, and configured to receive a noise signal that is a common component of electrical characteristics, and a noise filtering unit configured to filter noise from a first biological signal between first electrodes of a first unit measurer among the unit measurers, by using a second noise signal between second electrodes of a second unit measurer among the unit measurers. The biological signal corresponds to a difference between the electrical characteristics of electrodes of each of the unit measurers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn-ho Kim, Kun-soo Shin
  • Publication number: 20150366479
    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: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicants: SNU R&DB Foundation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn Ho KIM, Jee Hoon KIM, Kwang Suk PARK, Jeong Su LEE, Yong Gyu LIM
  • Patent number: 9211076
    Abstract: Provided is a biosignal measurement method and device that may measure a biosignal by connecting a simple electrode or a capacitive coupling active electrode to a biosignal processor to analyze the biosignal. The biosignal processor may change a frequency band in which the biosignal is to be filtered based on a type of the connected electrode. The biosignal measurement device includes a first signal connector capable of removably attaching to an electrode unit that is configured to sense a biosignal, wherein the first signal connector is configured to receive the biosignal from the electrode unit; a power supplier configured to supply power to the electrode unit in response to the power supplier being connected to the electrode unit; and a signal processor configured to process the biosignal received by the first signal connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Youn Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9198583
    Abstract: A method of correcting an error in a measured blood pressure includes measuring a blood pressure at a first site of a first body, calculating, using a processor, the error in the blood pressure measured at the first site of the first body based on a correlation between a shape of a sphygmogram measured at a first body part and a difference between a blood pressure measured at the first body part and a blood pressure measured at a second body part, where the correlation is predetermined using a statistical method based on a plurality of data from the blood pressure measured at the first body part and the blood pressure measured at the second body part, and correcting, using the processor, the blood pressure measured at the first site of the first body using the error calculated based on the correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youn-ho Kim, Seok-chan Kim, Kun-soo Shin
  • Patent number: 9155477
    Abstract: A pressurizing apparatus includes a lower frame and an upper frame. A first end of the upper frame may be hinged to the lower frame at a rotation axis, and a second end of the upper frame may be rotated about the rotation axis by an actuator. A pressurizing unit may be combined to the upper frame in such a way that the pressurizing unit is rotatable relative to the upper frame. When the actuator rotates the second end of the upper frame, the pressurizing unit pressurizes an object to be pressurized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Pal Kim, Kun-soo Shin, Sang-kon Bae, Youn-ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9144387
    Abstract: An electrode for measuring a bio potential includes a conductive adhesive having one side configured to have at least two metal electrodes attached thereto while the electrode is being used, and another side configured to be attached to a living body while the electrode is being used, the conductive adhesive having a predetermined area and a predetermined thickness; and a supporting element configured to support the conductive adhesive while the conductive adhesive is attached to the living body; wherein an impedance is formed between the at least two metal electrodes while the at least two metal electrodes are attached to the side of the conductive adhesive, the impedance depending on a thickness of the conductive adhesive and having a value that prevents the at least two metal electrodes from being shorted together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung-hoon Ko, Tak-hyung Lee, Youn-ho Kim, Kun-soo Shin
  • Patent number: 9101261
    Abstract: A method, medium, and apparatus extracting avatar parameters using an avatar transformation algorithm from health state information measured from a user and generating an avatar using the extracted parameters. In the apparatus, a state analysis unit receives at least one among a bio-signal and questionary information of a user and outputs health state information, a parameter extraction unit extracts parameters defining an avatar image, and an avatar generation unit generates the avatar image using the parameters. By providing the method, medium, and apparatus, it is possible to provide a user with a convenience in recognizing his health state by generating an avatar image describing the user's future health state as well as the user's current health state. Further, it is possible to induce a user to manage his health constantly by maintaining a user's with the avatar image change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn-ho Kim, Woo-young Jang
  • Patent number: 8986206
    Abstract: A health care apparatus and method are provided. The apparatus includes: a motion sensing unit; a bio-electric potential sensing unit sensing an electric potential signal of the health examinee corresponding to the sensed result; and an analysis unit analyzing the sensed result. By recognizing a current motion of the examinee and sensing an electric potential signal corresponding to the recognized current motion from the examinee, a more reliable health index of the examinee can be calculated. Even when information on the current motion of the health examinee is not given, the current motion can be recognized by the apparatus and method. Furthermore, since the health examinee is notified of the calculated health index in real time, the health examinee can be informed immediately if the physical condition is in an emergency state. As a result, the examinee can respond quickly to the emergency situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn-ho Kim, Kun-soo Shin, Wan-taek Han, Hyung-sok Yeo, Hyun-tai Hwang, Jong-pal Kim
  • Publication number: 20150042313
    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: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicants: SNU R&DB FOUNDATION, SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youn Ho KIM, Jae Min KANG, Kun Soo SHIN, Kwang Suk PARK, Jeong Su LEE, Yong Gyu LIM
  • Publication number: 20150042312
    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: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicants: SNU R&DB FOUNDATION, SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youn Ho KIM, Kun Soo SHIN, Kwang Suk PARK, Jeong Su LEE, Yong Gyu LIM
  • Publication number: 20140371611
    Abstract: Provided is a biosignal measurement method and device that may measure a biosignal by connecting a simple electrode or a capacitive coupling active electrode to a biosignal processor to analyze the biosignal. The biosignal processor may change a frequency band in which the biosignal is to be filtered based on a type of the connected electrode. The biosignal measurement device includes a first signal connector capable of removably attaching to an electrode unit that is configured to sense a biosignal, wherein the first signal connector is configured to receive the biosignal from the electrode unit; a power supplier configured to supply power to the electrode unit in response to the power supplier being connected to the electrode unit; and a signal processor configured to process the biosignal received by the first signal connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Youn Ho KIM
  • Patent number: 8874195
    Abstract: A health care apparatus and method thereof. The health care apparatus comprises: a sensing position determining unit determining a body part of an examinee where vital signals of the examinee are sensed; a vital potential sensing unit sensing potential signals of the examinee corresponding to a determined result; and an analyzing unit analyzing the sensed result. Accordingly, the health care apparatus can determine body parts by itself and senses potential signals corresponding to the body parts to calculate reliable measurements without information of the body parts to which the health care apparatus is attached. Furthermore, the health care apparatus can be easily attached to the body compared to a conventional health care apparatus, and can calculate a health index reflecting the present behavior pattern of the examinee. The health care apparatus can also determine the health state of local body parts of the examinee and inform the examinee of the calculated health indexes on a real-time basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn-ho Kim, Kun-soo Shin, Hyung-sok Yeo
  • Publication number: 20140228694
    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: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn-ho KIM, Kun-soo SHIN, Sang-kon BAE, Seok-chan KIM
  • Patent number: 8798698
    Abstract: An apparatus for integrally processing a plurality of biologic signals includes a first signal processing module and a second signal processing module. The first processing module generates a signal for operating a sensing module, which includes a plurality of sensor groups which measures the plurality of biologic signals, and which processes a biologic signal provided from the plurality of sensor groups based on a control signal. The second signal processing module authenticates a sensor group from among the plurality of sensor groups, generates the control signal according to a result of the authentication while automatically setting a processing condition, processes the biologic signal provided from the first signal processing module according to the processing condition and outputs a result of processing the biologic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn-ho Kim, Jong-keun Song, Dong-wook Kim, Kun-soo Shin, Hyung-sok Yeo, Sang-kon Bae, Woo-young Jang, Ji-hoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20140206946
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and method for measuring a stress based on a motion of a user. A stress measurement apparatus may include motion analyzing unit configured to analyze a motion of a user, a stress measurement determining unit configured to determine whether to measure a stress level of the user based on the motion of the user, and a stress assessment unit configured to assess the stress of the user when the stress of the user is determined to be measured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youn Ho Kim, Sang Kon Bae, Kun Soo Shin