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).

  • Patent number: 8747327
    Abstract: A blood pressure measuring apparatus includes a sensing unit including a plurality of sensors sensing sphygmus waves at a measurement site, a selection unit selecting one sensor of the plurality of sensors based on the sphygmus waves sensed by the plurality of sensors, and a blood pressure estimation unit estimating blood pressure of the measurement site based on a sphygmus wave sensed by the selected sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Pal Kim, Kun-soo Shin, Sang-kon Bae, Kyoung-ho Kang, Youn-ho Kim, Seok Chan Kim
  • Publication number: 20140141937
    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: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youn Ho Kim, Sang Kon Bae, Kun Soo Shin, Chang Mok Choi
  • Publication number: 20140142448
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for remotely managing a disease. The apparatus includes a sensor having a first determining unit for determining whether a measured biosignal has a normal waveform, and a transmitter for transmitting the biosignal to a server when the biosignal is determined to have an abnormal waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Kon Bae, Kun Soo Shin, Jae Min Kang, Byung Hoon Ko, Youn Ho Kim, Kun Kook Park
  • Publication number: 20140137647
    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: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youn Ho Kim, Sang Kon Bae, Chang Mok Choi, Byung Hoon Ko, Kun Soo Shin
  • Patent number: 8727999
    Abstract: A pulse measurement device for more precisely measuring a pulse, including a sensing unit to sense a photoplethysmography (PPG) signal and an acceleration signal obtained from a user, a pressure control unit to control pressure applied to the sensing unit, and a signal determination unit to determine an optimum pressure range by analyzing the PPG signal varying with a change of the pressure applied to the sensing unit by the pressure control unit and to determine an exercise level of the user by using the acceleration signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn Ho Kim, Kun Soo Shin
  • Patent number: 8652058
    Abstract: A blood vessel pressing cuff includes a strap surrounding a body part, a first actuator disposed on the strap and including a first shape memory alloy which changes to a first shape memorized in advance, at a temperature equal to or higher than a first temperature, and a second actuator disposed on the strap and including a second shape memory alloy which changes to a second shape memorized in advance, at a temperature equal to or higher than a second temperature that is different from the first temperature. If the first shape memory alloy changes to the first shape, pressure applied to the body part surrounded by the strap is increased. Even when the first shape memory alloy changes to the first shape, if the second shape memory alloy changes to the second shape, the pressure applied to the body part surrounded by the strap is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn-ho Kim, Kun-soo Shin, Hong-sig Kim, Byung-hoon Ko
  • Patent number: 8655425
    Abstract: An optical sensor biosignal measurement apparatus including an optical sensor having a luminous element to emit light towards the skin of a user and a photo detector to detect light from the skin of the user; a light quantity adjustment member to adjust an optical transmission area of the photo detector; and a light quantity controller to detect the quantity of light detected by the photo detector, and control the light quantity adjustment member to adjust the optical transmission area of the photo detector according to the quantity of light is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn Ho Kim, Kun Soo Shin, Kun Kook Park
  • Patent number: 8626261
    Abstract: Provided are an electrode for a living body and a device for detecting bio-signals using the electrode. The electrode includes an insulation sheet that has at least one via hole, an electrode unit formed in the at least one via hole, and a guiding unit for guiding the attachment of a signal processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung-hoon Ko, Jong-pal Kim, Hyung-sok Yeo, Youn-ho Kim
  • Patent number: 8591424
    Abstract: Provided are a pressurizing module and a blood pressure measuring device including the pressurizing module. The pressurizing module includes a driving block optionally discharging compressed air; and a bellows-type airbag formed to overlap with the driving block, and comprising an inner space accommodating the compressed air discharged from the driving block, a plurality of wrinkles flattened so as to expand the inner space, and a pressurizing surface formed at an end portion of the wrinkles and spaced apart from the driving block as the inner space expands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-kon Bae, Kun-soo Shin, Jong-pal Kim, Youn-ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20130237868
    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: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang-mok Choi, Youn-ho Kim, Kun-soo Shin
  • Publication number: 20130117207
    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: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Youn-ho Kim, Chang-mok Choi, Kun-soo Shin, Myoung-ho Lee, Jin-kwon Kim
  • Publication number: 20120275769
    Abstract: A system, method and medium editing a moving picture using biometric signals is provided. The system includes a biometric signal generation module to measure signals that reflect an emotional state of a user while capturing a moving picture, and to generate a first and a second biometric signal based on the measured signals, an event section extraction module to extract a first event section that reflects preferences of the user from a playback section of the moving picture based on the first biometric signal, extract a second event section that reflects preferences of the user from the playback section of the moving picture based on a second biometric signal, and extract a final event section based on the first and second event sections, and an indexing module to edit the moving picture by indexing the final event section in synchronization with the playback section of the moving picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gyung hye YANG, Ki-wan Choi, Seung-Nyung Chung, Youn-ho Kim, Yong-beom Lee
  • Publication number: 20120259182
    Abstract: A peak detecting method is provided. The peak detecting method includes receiving a biological signal that represents an electrical characteristic difference between electrodes attached to a patient, receiving an activity signal that represents an amount of activity of the patient from an activity sensor detecting activity of the patient, detecting at least one of a plurality of peaks in the input biological signal on the basis of the activity signal, and outputting information regarding the detected peak.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Youn-ho KIM, Jae-min KANG, Kun-soo SHIN, Tak-hyung LEE
  • Publication number: 20120232369
    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: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youn-ho KIM, Kun-soo SHIN
  • Publication number: 20120190994
    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: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youn-ho KIM, Jeong-whan LEE, Kun-soo SHIN
  • Patent number: 8157729
    Abstract: A system, method and medium editing a moving picture using biometric signals is provided. The system includes a biometric signal generation module to measure signals that reflect an emotional state of a user while capturing a moving picture, and to generate a first and a second biometric signal based on the measured signals, an event section extraction module to extract a first event section that reflects preferences of the user from a playback section of the moving picture based on the first biometric signal, extract a second event section that reflects preferences of the user from the playback section of the moving picture based on a second biometric signal, and extract a final event section based on the first and second event sections, and an indexing module to edit the moving picture by indexing the final event section in synchronization with the playback section of the moving picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gyung-hye Yang, Ki-wan Choi, Seung-Nyung Chung, Youn-ho Kim, Yong-beom Lee
  • Publication number: 20120041292
    Abstract: Provided are an electrode for a living body and a device for detecting bio-signals using the electrode. The electrode includes an insulation sheet that has at least one via hole, an electrode unit formed in the at least one via hole, and a guiding unit for guiding the attachment of a signal processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Byung-Hoon Ko, Jong-pal Kim, Hyung-sok Yeo, Youn-ho Kim
  • Patent number: 8043226
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for simultaneously measuring at least two different bio signals without interference are provided. The apparatus includes a stimulus signal generating unit generating the stimulus signal to be applied to a human body, a sensing unit contacting the human body, including a plurality of electrodes to which the stimulus signal is applied and from which at least one intermediate signal containing the first and second bio signals is detected, configured to share at least one of the plurality of electrodes to apply the stimulus signal or to detect each intermediate signal, and a signal acquisition unit separating and acquiring the first and second bio signals from each intermediate signal detected from the sensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn-ho Kim, Sang-kon Bae, Kyung-ho Kim, Hong-sig Kim
  • Patent number: 8043203
    Abstract: A method and device for tinnitus therapy. The method includes generating pure sounds, each having a predetermined frequency, within an audible range, and waiting for a user to press an input button when the user hears the pure sound. Then, the hearing characteristics of the user are interpreted in conjunction with equal loudness contours. From this interpretation, either a tinnitus masking method or a tinnitus retraining therapy are selected according to the hearing characteristics of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong-je Park, Kyung-ho Kim, Kun-kook Park, Youn-ho Kim
  • Patent number: 8036849
    Abstract: A module for measuring physical attributes linked to includes a pad that is attachable or wearable to the body of a person; a signal sensing unit installed on the pad to sense at least one type of physical attributes signal that changes according to motions of the body; and a transmitting unit transmitting the physical attributes signal sensed by the signal sensing unit. A system including the module and a method of applying the module is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn-ho Kim, Woo-young Jang, Kun-soo Shin