Patents by Inventor Zeung-Il KIM

Zeung-Il 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: 20210136842
    Abstract: A connection establishment method, performed by an electric vehicle (EV) being supplied power from a power supply device, may include scanning beacon broadcast in a low-level communication scheme from a plurality of chargers; selecting a beacon signal having a minimum signal attenuation by calculating signal attenuations for a plurality of scanned beacon signals; and establishing a communication connection with an electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) associated with a charger transmitting the beacon signal having the minimum signal attenuation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicants: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Su JANG, Zeung Il KIM, Taek Hyun JUNG
  • Publication number: 20200396575
    Abstract: An apparatus for compensating a channel based on an artificial neural network includes a channel learning device that learns a property of the channel, and a channel compensating device that compensates for an error of the channel based on a learning result of the channel learning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Zeung Il Kim, Young Cheol Koh, Jae Hun Jeong, Chang Ick Song, Seung Ho Han
  • Patent number: 10800283
    Abstract: A wireless power transfer (WPT) method based on a state of an auxiliary battery and an electric vehicle (EV) for the same includes receiving, by an EV charging apparatus, a wireless jump start request message from a user terminal; transmitting, by the EV charging apparatus, a primary jump start power according to the wireless jump start request message to the EV; driving an auxiliary power supply device provided in the EV by a secondary jump start power induced by the primary jump start power; driving a controller of the EV based on a preset power outputted from the auxiliary power supply device; and charging, by the controller of the EV, an auxiliary battery of the EV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Su Jang, Taek Hyun Jung, Jae Yong Seong, Zeung Il Kim
  • Publication number: 20200089909
    Abstract: A personal information protection device includes a communication unit connected to control devices of a vehicle for communication, and a controller configured to determine whether to approve data communication of a control device which intends to perform data communication with an outside device. The controller extracts first unique data stored when previous last data communication is performed from a first control device, extracts second unique data stored when previous last data communication is performed from a second control device, determines approval of data communication of the first control device if the extracted pieces of data are consistent with each other, and updates the first unique data on the basis of second unique data acquired at a data communication start time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, KIA Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Zeung Il Kim
  • Patent number: 10543754
    Abstract: An EV charging control apparatus may include a controller receiving a charging approval message for an EV from a charging management server, starting a charging to the EV in response to the charging approval message, measuring and accumulating an amount of energy charged to the EV, recognizing a charging termination operation from a user of the EV or the EV, and deriving charging information based on the amount of energy charged in response to the charging termination operation, and a short-range wireless communication module establishing a connection with a short-range wireless communication module mounted on the EV, and transmitting the charging information to the EV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Su Jang, Jae Yong Seong, Taek Hyun Jung, Zeung Il Kim, Ho Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10399449
    Abstract: A wireless charging control apparatus may include at least one horizontal detector configured for detecting an inclination of an electric vehicle (EV); a suspension control device controlling a plurality of suspensions disposed near wheels of the EV to adjust a height or inclination of the EV; and a controller measuring the inclination of the EV based on data collected from the at least one horizontal sensor, estimating an inclination of a reception pad based on the measured inclination of the EV, and controlling the suspension control device to adjust the inclination of the EV when the inclination of the reception pad is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Su Jang, Taek Hyun Jung, Zeung Il Kim, Jae Yong Seong
  • Patent number: 10306686
    Abstract: A method performed by a discovery apparatus of EV includes: receiving a first transmit signal including a first network identifier from a supply equipment communication controller (SECC) of a charging station into which the EV enters and a plurality of PDs which are managed by the SECC and respectively located in positions corresponding to a plurality of charging spots of the charging station; transmitting a first connection request signal based on the first network identifier to the SECC; configuring a first wireless network with the SECC; receiving information relating to second network identifiers for the plurality of PDs from the SECC through the first wireless network; receiving second transmit signals including the second network identifiers from the plurality of PDs; selecting a specific PD among the plurality of PDs based on received signal strengths of the second transmit signals; and configuring a second wireless network with the specific PD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Byung Seung Jeon, Zeung Il Kim, Jae Yong Seong
  • Patent number: 10279695
    Abstract: An electric vehicle (EV) parallel charging method may comprise determining whether a parallel charging input is detected or not, the parallel charging input being an input that both a conductive charging input and an inductive charging input are sensed; in response to determining that the parallel charging input is detected, comparing a power of the conductive charging input with a power of the inductive charging input; selecting an input applied to a high-voltage battery and an input applied to at least one of an auxiliary battery and a load based on a result of the comparison; and performing a parallel charging operation for the high-voltage battery and at least one of the auxiliary battery and the load by using powers supplied from the selected inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Su Jang, Taek Hyun Jung, Zeung Il Kim, Jae Yong Seong
  • Publication number: 20190023140
    Abstract: A wireless communication method for wireless power transfer (WPT) to an electric vehicle (EV) may include: transmitting, by a wireless charging control apparatus equipped in the EV, a probe request frame to a charging station, the probe request frame including identification information of an access point (AP) pre-stored in the wireless charging control apparatus; receiving, at the wireless charging control apparatus, a probe response frame from the charging station corresponding to the identification information; performing, by the wireless charging control apparatus, authentication for wireless connection initialization by transmitting first authentication information to the charging station; and after the authentication for the wireless connection initialization is completed, performing, by the wireless charging control apparatus, user authentication for WPT using second authentication information pre-stored in the wireless charging control apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Zeung Il Kim, Byung Seung Jeon
  • Patent number: 10040362
    Abstract: Provided are a secondary charging pad alignment method, a wireless charging control apparatus, and a method of operating a charger. The secondary charging pad alignment method includes monitoring signals induced at a plurality of hall sensors arranged in a vehicle, estimating a position of a primary charging pad of a charger based on measured values of the plurality of hall sensors, and generating one of movement information for moving a secondary charging pad disposed in the vehicle to the estimated position of the primary charging pad and steering information of the vehicle corresponding to the movement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Do Hoon Kim, Jae Yong Seong, Zeung Il Kim
  • Publication number: 20180037126
    Abstract: A wireless charging control apparatus may include at least one horizontal detector configured for detecting an inclination of an electric vehicle (EV); a suspension control device controlling a plurality of suspensions disposed near wheels of the EV to adjust a height or inclination of the EV; and a controller measuring the inclination of the EV based on data collected from the at least one horizontal sensor, estimating an inclination of a reception pad based on the measured inclination of the EV, and controlling the suspension control device to adjust the inclination of the EV when the inclination of the reception pad is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Su JANG, Taek Hyun Jung, Zeung Il Kim, Jae Yong Seong
  • Publication number: 20180037124
    Abstract: An electric vehicle (EV) parallel charging method may comprise determining whether a parallel charging input is detected or not, the parallel charging input being an input that both a conductive charging input and an inductive charging input are sensed; in response to determining that the parallel charging input is detected, comparing a power of the conductive charging input with a power of the inductive charging input; selecting an input applied to a high-voltage battery and an input applied to at least one of an auxiliary battery and a load based on a result of the comparison; and performing a parallel charging operation for the high-voltage battery and at least one of the auxiliary battery and the load by using powers supplied from the selected inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jin Su JANG, Taek Hyun JUNG, Zeung Il KIM, Jae Yong SEONG
  • Publication number: 20180001772
    Abstract: A wireless power transfer (WPT) method based on a state of an auxiliary battery and an electric vehicle (EV) for the same includes receiving, by an EV charging apparatus, a wireless jump start request message from a user terminal; transmitting, by the EV charging apparatus, a primary jump start power according to the wireless jump start request message to the EV; driving an auxiliary power supply device provided in the EV by a secondary jump start power induced by the primary jump start power; driving a controller of the EV based on a preset power outputted from the auxiliary power supply device; and charging, by the controller of the EV, an auxiliary battery of the EV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Jin Su JANG, Taek Hyun JUNG, Jae Yong SEONG, Zeung Il KIM
  • Patent number: 9802496
    Abstract: A charging system includes: first stations configured to determine whether to transmit charger detection signals based on a preset charging mode and a state of charge of a battery included in a vehicle; and second stations configured to receive the charger detection signals or to transmit beacon signals to the transmitter based on the state of charge of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Zeung Il Kim, Jae Yong Seong, Do Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9783059
    Abstract: A high voltage shut down system and method for an electric vehicle are provided, which perform a high voltage shut down function in connection with a collision detection signal (airbag expansion signal) generated from an airbag controller even when a vehicle is being charged. The high voltage shut down system a third power supply controller which is in an operable state for transmitting power when the vehicle starts and is charged. An airbag control unit is operated by receiving power through the third power supply controller, and is configured to generate an airbag expansion signal when detecting an occurrence of a collision of the vehicle. A high voltage controller is configured to perform a high voltage shut down function in response to receiving the airbag expansion signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Do Hoon Kim, Zeung Il Kim
  • Patent number: 9738169
    Abstract: A method for controlling a wireless charging device includes: receiving information sensed by at least one of a yaw rate sensor, a gyro sensor, and a tire pressure sensor of a vehicle; calculating a longitudinal/transversal gradient of the vehicle according to the received information; and adjusting a height or a gradient of a receiving pad equipped in the vehicle or adjusting a height, a gradient, a transmission power, or a frequency of a transmitting pad corresponding to the receiving pad, based on the calculated longitudinal/transversal gradient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Do Hoon Kim, Zeung Il Kim
  • Publication number: 20170164179
    Abstract: A method performed by a discovery apparatus of EV includes: receiving a first transmit signal including a first network identifier from a supply equipment communication controller (SECC) of a charging station into which the EV enters and a plurality of PDs which are managed by the SECC and respectively located in positions corresponding to a plurality of charging spots of the charging station; transmitting a first connection request signal based on the first network identifier to the SECC; configuring a first wireless network with the SECC; receiving information relating to second network identifiers for the plurality of PDs from the SECC through the first wireless network; receiving second transmit signals including the second network identifiers from the plurality of PDs; selecting a specific PD among the plurality of PDs based on received signal strengths of the second transmit signals; and configuring a second wireless network with the specific PD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Byung Seung Jeon, Zeung Il Kim, Jae Yong Seong
  • Publication number: 20160075242
    Abstract: A charging system includes: first stations configured to determine whether to transmit charger detection signals based on a preset charging mode and a state of charge of a battery included in a vehicle; and second stations configured to receive the charger detection signals or to transmit beacon signals to the transmitter based on the state of charge of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Zeung Il Kim, Jae Yong Seong, Do Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9278621
    Abstract: A vehicular control system includes a charger configured to charge a battery of a vehicle from an external power supply source. A controller is configured to be activated when the charger starts charging in an ignition off state of the vehicle and blocks a high voltage system of the vehicle when it is determined that the vehicle receives a shock from outside the vehicle by using positional information transferred from a motor position sensor of a driving motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Do-Hoon Kim, Zeung-Il Kim, Chi-Ho Kim, Sung-Hon Baig
  • Publication number: 20160059723
    Abstract: Provided are a secondary charging pad alignment method, a wireless charging control apparatus, and a method of operating a charger. The secondary charging pad alignment method includes monitoring signals induced at a plurality of hall sensors arranged in a vehicle, estimating a position of a primary charging pad of a charger based on measured values of the plurality of hall sensors, and generating one of movement information for moving a secondary charging pad disposed in the vehicle to the estimated position of the primary charging pad and steering information of the vehicle corresponding to the movement information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Do Hoon Kim, Jae Yong Seong, Zeung Il Kim