Suigen, South Korea
Suigen, South Korea

Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It comprises numerous subsidiaries and affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand, and is the largest South Korean chaebol .Samsung was founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938 as a trading company. Over the next three decades, the group diversified into areas including food processing, textiles, insurance, securities and retail. Samsung entered the electronics industry in the late 1960s and the construction and shipbuilding industries in the mid-1970s; these areas would drive its subsequent growth. Following Lee's death in 1987, Samsung was separated into four business groups – Samsung Group, Shinsegae Group, CJ Group and Hansol Group. Since 1990s, Samsung has increasingly globalized its activities, and electronics, particularly mobile phones and semiconductors, have become its most important source of income.Notable Samsung industrial subsidiaries include Samsung Electronics , Samsung Heavy Industries , and Samsung Engineering and Samsung C&T . Other notable subsidiaries include Samsung Life Insurance , Samsung Everland , Samsung Techwin and Cheil Worldwide .Samsung has a powerful influence on South Korea's economic development, politics, media and culture, and has been a major driving force behind the "Miracle on the Han River". Its affiliate companies produce around a fifth of South Korea's total exports. Samsung's revenue was equal to 17% of South Korea's $1,082 billion GDP.In 2013, Samsung began construction on building the world's largest mobile phone factory in the Thai Nguyen province of Vietnam.Samsung has been able to achieve the largest market share of nearly 31% in the global smartphone segment, as of 2013. Wikipedia.


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An electrical conductor including:a first conductive layer including a plurality of metal nanowires; anda second conductive layer disposed on a surface of the first conductive layer, wherein the second conductive layer includes a plurality of metal oxide nanosheets,wherein in the first conductive layer, a metal nanowire of the plurality of metal nanowires contacts at least two metal oxide nanosheets of the plurality of metal oxide nanosheets, andwherein the plurality of metal oxide nanosheets includes an electrical connection between contacting metal oxide nanosheets.


A speech recognition apparatus includes a probability calculator configured to calculate phoneme probabilities of an audio signal using an acoustic model; a candidate set extractor configured to extract a candidate set from a recognition target list; and a result returner configured to return a recognition result of the audio signal based on the calculated phoneme probabilities and the extracted candidate set.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-08

An electronic device (100) and a method of controlling the same, in which the electronic device includes a display configured to display (110) a polyhedral user interaction (UI), a sensor (130) configured to sense a user interaction with respect to the polyhedral UI, an audio outputter (120) configured to reproduce music content, and while an image of a first music content is being displayed on a first face of a plurality of faces of the polyhedral UI, a controller (140) is configured to control the audio outputter to reproduce a second music content which is in the same category as the first music content in response to the user interaction sensed by the sensor being a first interaction, and control the audio outputter to reproduce a third music content which is in a different category from the first music content, in response to the user interaction sensed by the sensor being a second interaction.


A transistor includes a substrate, a two-dimensional material including at least one layer that is substantially vertically aligned on the substrate such that an edge of the layer is on the substrate and the layer extends substantially vertical to the substrate, a source electrode and a drain electrode connected to opposite ends of the two-dimensional material, a gate insulation layer on the two-dimensional material between the source electrode and the drain electrode, and a gate electrode on the gate insulation layer. Each layer includes a semiconductor having a two-dimensional crystal structure.


The present disclosure relates to a communication technique for convergence of an IoT technology and a 5G communication system for supporting higher data transmission rates after a 4G system, and a system therefor. The present disclosure can be applied to an intelligent service on the basis of a 5G communication technology and an IoT-related technology (e.g., a smart home, a smart building, a smart city, a smart car or a connected car, healthcare, digital education, retail business, security, and a safety-related service). A method for transmitting and receiving a signal by terminal in a mobile communication system based on an embodiment of the present specification comprises the steps of: transmitting, to a server, a first message including at least one of an identifier of the terminal and location information of the terminal; receiving, from the server, a second message including a list for possible service determined based on the first message; and receiving an access token for using at least one of services included in the service list. Further, based on an embodiment of the present specification, various services may be effectively provided to the terminal.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-04-05

A display device including a display panel (DP1) and a window (WD1). The display panel (DP1) includes curved display portions (CDP11, CDP12). The window (WD1) covers the display panel (DP1) and includes a light transmitting base substrate (BS1). The base substrate (BS1) includes bent portions (BP-1, BP-2). The bent portions (BP-1, BP-2) are defined by bending at least a portion of the base substrate (BS1) and cover the first curved display portions (CDP11, CDP12). The base substrate (BS1) includes a composition material comprising at least two different polymer materials.


An input/output (I/O) device includes at least one I/O port connected to an external source; a wireless interface configured to communicate with an external apparatus; and a processor configured to, in response to receiving content from the external source through the at least one I/O port, transmit the content to the external apparatus through the wireless interface, wherein the processor is further configured to encode a moving image and transmit the encoded moving image to the external apparatus in response to determining that the content is the moving image, and transmit a still image to the external apparatus without encoding the still image in response to determining that the content is the still image.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-08

An image processing method includes generating a target color image of a second viewpoint by warping a color image of a first viewpoint to the second viewpoint using a depth image corresponding to the color image of the first viewpoint; determining a conversion relationship of temporally neighboring color images among a plurality of color images of the second viewpoint, the plurality of color images including the target color image; and restoring a first hole of the target color image based on the conversion relationship.


A display apparatus includes a communicator configured to receive a first photo from a first portable apparatus and a second photo from a second portable apparatus; a display configured to display the first photo and the second photo; and a controller configured to control the display to display the first photo and the second photo all together in different sizes.


An electrode-composite separator assembly for a lithium battery includes: an electrode; and a composite separator, wherein the composite separator includes: a copolymer including a first repeating unit represented by Formula 1, a second repeating unit represented by Formula 2, and a third repeating unit represented by Formula 3; at least one selected from an inorganic particle and an organic-inorganic particle; and at least one polymer selected from a fluorinated polymer and a heat-resistant polymer, wherein Formulas 1-3 are: The electrode-composite separator assembly achieves an improved structural stability. A specific example of block copolymer is a block copolymer BMV comprising as Formula 1 units of butyl methacrylate (BMA), as Formula 2 units of methyl methacrylate (MMA), and as formula 3 units of vinyl acetate (VAc). Also disclosed is a lithium battery including the electrode composite separator assembly.


An electronic device and a method for controlling output through an external output device are provided. The electronic device includes a housing, a receptacle formed so as to receive one of a first external connector and a second external connector, and a circuit electrically coupled to the receptacle. The first external connector includes first, second, third, and fourth terminals. The second external connector includes first, second, third, and fourth terminals. The circuit is configured to detect whether one of the first and second external connectors is inserted into the receptacle, and, based on results of detection, provide an audio output to the first external connector in a first manner if the first external connector is inserted, and provide the audio output to the second external connector in a second manner different from the first manner if the second external connector is inserted.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-18

An evaporative humidifier includes a main body; a reservoir provided in the main body to store water; and a humidifying element assembly rotatably provided in the main body. The humidifying element assembly includes a humidifying element which is configured to absorb water and perform humidification, and a frame to support the humidifying element, the frame including at least one guider portion which guides the water of the reservoir toward one side surface of the humidifying element.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-25

An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing having an opening, a roll installed in the housing, a flexible display configured to be wound on the roll and to be withdrawn from the housing through the opening in accordance with a rotating direction of the roll. The electronic device further includes moveable housing parts and a housing guide configured to guide and retract at least one part of the housing as space within the housing becomes available due to withdrawal of the flexible display, so that a height, width and/or overall size of the housing is reduced when the flexible display is withdrawn through the opening and extended outside of the housing.


Negative active materials, lithium batteries including the negative active materials, and methods of preparing the negative active materials. The negative active material includes a complex including: a silicon-based core; particles of metal nitride randomly disposed on the silicon-based core, and nanostructures disposed on at least one of the silicon-based core or the metal nitride. The negative active material may improve the electrical conductivity of a negative electrode. Accordingly, a lithium battery including the negative electrode may have improved lifetime characteristics


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-18

A metal air battery includes a first battery cell module which generates electricity by oxidation of a metal and reduction of oxygen, a second battery cell module in fluid-communication with the first battery cell module and which generates electricity by oxidation of a metal and reduction of oxygen, and an air purifier in fluid-communication with the second battery cell module, where the air purifier purifies external air to supply first purified air to the second battery cell module, and the second battery cell module supplies second purified air generated by the oxidation of the metal and the reduction of the oxygen to the first battery cell module.


An agitating cooking assembly having an improved structure configured to cook food while simultaneously agitating the food, and a cooking apparatus including the same are disclosed. The cooking device includes a cooking chamber configured to provide a space in which food is cooked; a tray located at a bottom surface of the cooking chamber, and connected to a drive member generating rotational force; and an agitating cooking assembly supported by the tray and rotatable with the tray. The agitating cooking assembly includes: a cooking container configured to store food therein; an agitating member configured to agitate the food while simultaneously relatively rotating in the cooking container with respect to the cooking container; and a stopper located at a rotation path of the agitating member in a manner that the agitating member relatively rotates with respect to the cooking container.


A cathode includes a cathode collector layer, and a cathode active material layer on a surface of the cathode collector layer. The cathode active material layer includes a sintered polycrystalline material having a plurality of crystal grains of a lithium-based oxide, and each of the plurality of crystal grains includes a seed template, and a matrix crystal around the seed template, where the seed template is a single crystal and having a shape of a plate.


A negative active material includes a silicon-based alloy, and the silicon-based alloy includes a Si single phase, a FeSi_(2) alpha phase, and a FeSi_(2) beta phase, wherein an intensity ratio of a second diffraction peak of the FeSi_(2) beta phase to a first diffraction peak of the FeSi_(2) alpha phase may be 0.1 or higher. A negative electrode includes the negative active material and a lithium battery includes the negative electrode. Lifespan characteristics of the lithium battery including the negative active material may improve.


A metal air battery system includes an oxygen supplying unit configured to discharge oxygen; a metal air battery module configured to receive the oxygen from the oxygen supplying unit and perform a discharge reaction; and an auxiliary power source configured to charge the metal air battery module during an operational stop of the metal air battery module so that at least some of a discharge product is discharged from the metal air battery module.


A display apparatus and a method for controlling the display apparatus are provided. The display apparatus includes a display configured to display an image and a processor configured to determine a relative direction of an audio source with respect to a user by analyzing an audio signal that relates to the image, and to control the display to display a user interface element that corresponds to the audio source on an area that corresponds to the determined direction of the audio source.


An apparatus for wired and wireless (inductive) charging of an electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing, a display on a surface of the housing, a battery mounted in the housing, a circuit electrically connected with the battery, and a conductive pattern (coil) positioned in the housing, electrically connected with the circuit, and configured to wirelessly transmit power to an external device. Furthermore, the apparatus includes a connector on another surface of the housing, electrically connected with the circuit, a memory, and a processor electrically connected with the display, the battery, the circuit, the connector, and/or the memory. The circuit is configured to electrically connect the battery with the conductive pattern (coil) to wirelessly (inductively) transmit power to the external device, and electrically connect the battery with the connector to transmit power to the external device by wire, either simultaneously or selectively with wireless power transmission.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-08

A rechargeable secondary battery (100) includes: a case (110); an electrode assembly (120) accommodated in the case (110); and a cap plate (130) coupled to the case (110) and protecting the electrode assembly (120), wherein the cap plate (130) comprises a fuse part (137) electrically connected to the electrode assembly (120) for protecting the electrode assembly (120) from external short circuiting and overcharge.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-22

The speech recognition apparatus includes a first recognizer configured to generate a first recognition result of an audio signal, in a first linguistic recognition unit, by using an acoustic model, a second recognizer configured to generate a second recognition result of the audio signal, in a second linguistic recognition unit, by using a language model, and a combiner configured to combine the first recognition result and the second recognition result to generate a final recognition result in the second linguistic recognition unit and to reflect the final recognition result in the language model. The first linguistic recognition unit may be a same linguistic unit type as the second linguistic recognition unit. The first recognizer and the second recognizer are configured in a same neural network and simultaneously/collectively trained in the neural network using audio training data provided to the first recognizer.


An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing of the electronic device, a memory disposed in the housing, a user interface, and a processor electrically connected with the memory and the user interface. The memory stores instructions, which, when executed, cause the processor to store encrypted content in the memory, receive an input for loading the content through the user interface, decrypt the content based at least in part on the input, store the decrypted content in the memory separately from the encrypted content, and provide the decrypted content through the user interface.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-22

An electronic device comprising: a touchscreen display; a transceiver configured to communicate with one or more external electronic devices; a data storage unit configured to store one or more image files; and a controller. The controller is configured to: control the display to display at least one image file of the one or more stored image files; control the display to display an indication for at least one external electronic device; receive at least one user input via the display for selecting an image file and an external electronic device; and transmit, via the transceiver, the selected image file to the selected external electronic device.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-01

A display apparatus includes a signal receiver configured to receive an image signal, a display, and a storage configured to store a property value of the display in a first color space. The display is configured to display an image based on the received image signal and the stored property value of the display. The display apparatus further includes a controller configured to perform color calibration of the display.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-04

Disclosed herein is an a compressor including a main body, a fixed scroll fixed on the inside of the main body, an orbiting scroll arranged to orbit relative to the fixed scroll, a compressing chamber formed by the fixed scroll and the orbiting scroll, an oil supply hole arranged to supply oil to a contact portion formed by the fixed scroll and the orbiting scroll, and an oil groove formed on an inner side of the contact portion to be closed to an outer side of the contact portion. The oil groove is extended into the form of an arc by being rotated by about 270 degrees or more along the circumference of the fixed scroll to cover the compressing chamber from the outside of the compressing chamber to supply oil all across the area of the contact portion easier which leads to more reliable operation of the compressor.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-01

There is provided a manufacturing method of an electrode assembly, the method including blanking a first electrode from a first base including a first coated region and a first uncoated region, blanking a second electrode from a second base including a second coated region and a second uncoated region, laminating a separator on the second electrode, cutting the laminated second electrode with the separator, and stacking the laminated second electrode and the first electrode.


A method and an apparatus for performing authentication are provided. The method includes performing, by a first authentication unit in a first electronic device, authentication with respect to a second electronic device that requests authentication through a first communication mode and when the second electronic device is authenticated, transmitting first information used for controlling the first electronic device to the second electronic device through the first communication mode and transferring second information indicating that the second electronic device is authenticated to a second authentication unit in the first electronic device.


A demultiplexer (50) is described for a data driver of a display, the display including a plurality of pixels (PXL1, PXL2). A first transistor (T1) of the demultiplexer is connected between a data input line (01) and a first data output line (D1) for outputting to a first pixel (PXL1). A second transistor (T2) of the demultiplexer is connected between said data input line and a second data output line (D2) for outputting to a second pixel (PXL2). In addition, the demultiplexer further includes an initializing transistor (Tn) which is configured to be simultaneously turned on with the first transistor (T1) and whose output is connected to the output of the second transistor. Thus when data from the data input line (01) is being output to the first output line (D1), an initializing voltage is transmitted to the second data output line (D2).


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-22

The present disclosure relates to a pre-5^(th)-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4^(th)-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). The present invention relates to an antenna structure for signal radiation in a transmission device. An apparatus for signal radiation includes a feeding unit configured to radiate a signal, and a guiding unit, that consists of a plurality of elements physically spaced from one another, configured to adjust a radiation pattern of the signal radiated by the feeding unit by generating a radio wave in a Transverse Electric (TE) mode. Further, the present invention also includes embodiments different from the above-described embodiment.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-22

Disclosed is a non-volatile inverter configured to perform a memory function. The non-volatile inverter (100) includes first and second transistors. The first transistor (TR1) includes a first gate electrode (GE1), a first electrode (E1, D1), and a second electrode (E2, S1). The second transistor (TR2) includes a second gate electrode (GE2) and a third electrode (E3, S2) and shares the second electrode (E2, D2) with the first transistor. The first transistor includes a first switching layer (110) and a first charge trap layer (TL). The first switching layer is configured to switch between a high resistance state and a low resistance state. The charge trap layer is configured to trap or de-trap charges according to the resistance state of the first switching layer. The first switching layer may include a P-N diode. The second transistor may include a second gate switching layer and a second charge trap layer.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-01

A technique to automatically determine a shape of a path based on crowdsourced trajectory data is disclosed. Trajectory data is collected for a plurality of crowdsourced paths. The trajectory data for each of the plurality of crowdsourced paths is associated with at least one uniquely identifiable ambient signal. Anchor points may be identified corresponding to a transition in a characteristic of trajectory data of an individual crowdsourced path. Matching may be performed based on analyzing matching patterns of anchor points and evaluating the matches. Various embodiments involve using a linked node structure to represent one or more traces and/or indicate routes in a particular geographical area.


A method comprising: generating position information and time information of a handwriting inputted on a device; generating pixel values of an image capturing the handwriting; generating an image file for facilitating a sequential reproduction of the handwriting by storing the position information and the time information of the handwriting in a first field of the image file and storing the pixel values in a second field of the image file; and transmitting the generated image file to another device.


An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a communication module configured to communicate with an external device, a biometric authentication module configured to perform biometric authentication, and a processor. The processor is configured to obtain biometric information of a user of the electronic device if a payment request is received, perform biometric authentication using the biometric information, send information associated with the biometric authentication to a first server located outside the electronic device, receive a session key, corresponding to the biometric authentication, from a second server located outside the electronic device, and send the session key and a payment token request to a third server located outside the electronic device.


A Virtual Reality (VR) headset can include a controller, and a display operatively coupled with the controller. The display can display contents. When at least one sensor operatively coupled with the VR headset detects an object within a designated area, the controller can notify that the object is detected.


A method of managing registry information of an image forming apparatus registered to a cloud printing system is provided. The method includes receiving, from a local server of an in-house network system of an entity, a request to register the image forming apparatus with non-secure data of the registry information of the image forming apparatus, determining whether a license of the entity is valid, and storing the received non-secure data in a cloud area and completing registration of the image forming apparatus when the license is determined to be valid.


Provided are anisotropic conductive materials, electronic devices including anisotropic conductive materials, and/or methods of manufacturing the electronic devices. An anisotropic conductive material may include a plurality of particles in a matrix material layer. At least some of the particles may include a core portion and a shell portion covering the core portion. The core portion may include a conductive material that is in a liquid state at a temperature greater than 15 C and less than or equal to about 110C or less. For example, the core portion may include at least one of a liquid metal, a low melting point solder, and a nanofiller. The shell portion may include an insulating material. A bonding portion formed by using the anisotropic conductive material may include the core portion outflowed from the particle and may further include an intermetallic compound.


A composite cathode active material for a lithium battery including: a lithium composite oxide; and a coating layer including a metal oxide and a lithium fluoride, (LiF) wherein the coating layer is disposed on at least a portion of a surface of the lithium composite oxide.


Provided are a method and related mobile device for editing, in an integrated, convenient and quick manner, various menu pages selectively used for a home screen. In response to a given input signal, the mobile device outputs a page edit screen including a specific page displayed on the home screen. Then, in response to subsequent input signals, the mobile device may add a new page, delete a selected page, change a title of a selected page, move or remove a selected icon in a page, change a background image of a selected page, or change a positional order of pages.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-15

An electronic device and a method of payment are provided. The electronic device includes a secure module capable of storing at least one token, a first communication module, a second communication module, and at least one processor functionally or operatively connecting the secure module, the first and second communication modules to each other. The at least one processor is configured to control for determining at least one of the first and second communication modules as a communication module for performing a payment, and transmitting payment information containing a token related to the at least one of the first and second communication modules, from among the at least one token, to an external electronic device.


A monomer represented by Chemical Formula 1-1^(1), L^(2), R^(1) to R^(6), n, m, p, and a to f are the same as defined in the detailed description.


An electrolyte for a lithium air battery includes a branched quaternary ammonium compound represented by Formula 1_(1)-R_(10) are disclosed herein. Also a lithium air battery including an anode, a cathode, and at least one selected from the herein-described electrolyte and a reaction product thereof. The lithium air battery including the electrolyte has an improved stability.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-08

An electronic device and an operation method for operating the electronic device are provided to display at least one condition line based on notification conditions; determine at least a part of a section as an activation section for activating at least one object in the at least one condition line; and configure the activation section corresponding to the notification conditions.


An electronic device and a method for managing an object in a folder on the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a displaying unit, and a controller performing control to display a first folder including at least one object on a screen of the displaying unit, display at least one recommended folder associated with the first folder or an object selected from among the at least one object, along with the first folder, on the screen where the first folder is displayed, when the selected object is moved to a second folder among the at least one recommended folder, include the selected object in the second folder.


Provided is a motion assistance apparatus including a fixing module to be attached to a waist of a user, a driving module provided in the fixing module to provide a torque to assist a motion of the user, a supporting module connected to the driving module to support a portion of a circumference of a leg of the user, and a controller configured to control the driving module to provide a torque to maintain a close contact between the supporting module and the leg of the user while the user is not walking.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-08

A secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly (100); a case (200) accommodating the electrode assembly and having an opening at one side thereof; a cap plate (300) closing the opening of the case and having a first recessed groove (310) at one end thereof and a second recessed groove (320) at another end thereof, both the first and second recessed grooves being at an outer surface of the cap plate; a first terminal unit (400) including: a first electrode termina (410)l electrically connected to a first electrode plate (110) and protruding outside of the case; a first terminal plate electrically connected to the first electrode terminal; and an insulation member (420) coupled to the cap plate in the first recessed groove and surrounding peripheral surfaces and a bottom surface of the first terminal plate; and a second terminal unit (500) electrically connected to the second electrode plate (120) and coupled to the cap plate in the second recessed groove.


An electrical conductor including a first conductive layer including a plurality of ruthenium oxide nanosheets, wherein the plurality of ruthenium oxide nanosheets include an electrical connection between contacting ruthenium oxide nanosheets and at least one of the plurality of ruthenium oxide nanosheets includes a plurality of metal clusters on a surface of the at least one ruthenium oxide nanosheet.


In a transmission device of a mobile communication system according to an embodiment of the present specification, a signal transmission method comprises the steps: determining a modulation method for data transmission; determining the level of a quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) according to the determined modulation method; determining the amplitude of a carrier wave and the phase of the carrier wave on the basis of the determined QAM level and the data to be transmitted; and, when the determined modulation method is a first modulation method, determining a sequence length, selecting a sequence form among sequences having the determined length according to the data to be transmitted, and generating a symbol modulating the data to be transmitted, on the basis of the selected sequence, the determined amplitude of the carrier wave, and the determined phase of the carrier wave. An embodiment of the present specification provides a modulation method of making a type of an added noise have a non-Gaussian distribution in the mobile communication system, thereby further improving the throughput of the system. In addition, an embodiment of the present specification can provide a modulation method and apparatus which do not cause a PAPR problem in signal transmission and reception using SC-FDMA.


An electronic device implements a method for providing a service in the electronic device. The electronic device includes a communication module configured to provide short-range wireless communication, and a control module. The control module is configured to broadcast a service request for a service by short-range wireless communication through the communication module. The control module is configured to receive service information corresponding to the service from at least one external electronic device receiving the service request, and to execute at least one function related to the service based on at least one piece of the service information.


A wireless multi-charging method of a power transmitter that wirelessly transmits power includes sensing a first power receiver (S110), increasing a transmission power required for charging the first power receiver (S140), sensing a second power receiver (S150), decreasing the transmission power required for suspending charging of the first power receiver (S180), and increasing the transmission power required for simultaneously charging both the first power receiver and the second power receiver (S190).


An optical film includes a polarizing film (110) including a polyolefin (in particular polypropylene) and a dichroic dye, a first photo-alignment layer (120) on a side of the polarizing film, and a first liquid crystal layer (130) on a side of the first photo-alignment layer, wherein the polarizing film and the first liquid crystal layer are in close contact with the first photo-alignment layer to provide a self-integrated structure.The photoalignment layer comprises a photoalign substance which is coated onot the polariswer with a solvent (in particular propylene glycol monomethyl ether and mixtures thereof with toluene or cyclohexanone).


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-01

A rechargeable battery (100) includes: a case (15) accommodating an electrode assembly (10); a cap plate (20) coupled to the case (15) at an opening thereof; an electrode terminal (22) electrically connected to the electrode assembly (10) and on the cap plate (20); and a top plate (46) between the electrode terminal (22) and the cap plate (20), wherein the top plate (46) and/or the electrode terminal (22) has a slanted side (C) at a lower side thereof facing the cap plate (20).


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-01

A display panel and display device having the same are provided. The display panel includes a quantum dot color filter layer configured to convert a color of light; a transparent front substrate provided at a first side of the quantum dot color filter layer; and a low refractive layer provided between the quantum dot color filter layer and the front substrate, the low refractive layer having a refractive index that is lower than a refractive index of the quantum dot color filter layer.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-01

Provided is a method of managing power of an electronic device. The method includes: obtaining operation information related to an operation from among operations performed by the electronic device. The operation is recognizable to a user via a product of hardware processing performed by hardware included in the electronic device. The method also includes obtaining load information related to a load generated by the operation performed by the electronic device. In addition, the method includes performing power management on the hardware included in the electronic device based on the operation information and the load information.


A video telephony system includes a first image display apparatus and a second image display apparatus which makes a video call with the first image display apparatus. The first image display apparatus transmits a first image including a photographed image of a first user to the second image display apparatus, and receives a second image in which a background of a photographed image of a second user is substituted with a virtual background image, from the second image display apparatus. The second image display apparatus changes the virtual background image of the second image according to a change in a location of the first user and transmits the second image.


According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method and a device for improving communication quality in a mobile communication network are provided, and the method further comprises the steps of transmitting downlink packets for IP-based voice traffic to a terminal in a radio link unacknowledged mode (RLC UM) and storing at least one packet among the downlink packets for retransmission. In addition, the present invention provides a communication method and device of a target base station for retransmitting the stored packet to the terminal. Furthermore, the present invention provides a method and a device of a terminal that receives a packet from the target base station.


A method of estimating a parameter of a three-dimensional (3D) display device includes estimating a transformation parameter between a camera and a display based on an image displayed on the display and an image reflected by a reflector.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-04

A refrigerant recovery operation method for use in a refrigerator in which a freezing chamber and a refrigerating chamber are independently cooled is disclosed. The refrigerator and the method for controlling the same guarantee a sufficiently long refrigerant recovery operation time by performing the refrigerant recovery operation not only when the compressor starts operation but also before the compressor stops operation, resulting in implementation of the highest operation efficiency of a refrigerating chamber. The refrigerator guarantees high reliability of the compressor by increasing the refrigerant recovery amount within a predetermined pressure range in which the compressor can operate, and maintains an optimum refrigerant amount by variably controlling the refrigerant recovery operation time according to the outdoor air temperature, resulting in improvement of energy efficiency.


A method and an apparatus for processing multimedia content are provided. The electronic apparatus is configured for integrally displaying on a browser media interface at least one multimedia content included in at least one web page. The method includes receiving a first user input for selecting at least one multimedia content included in at least one web page through a browser, determining, from among the selected at least one multimedia content based on the first user input, at least one multimedia content renderable by a browser media interface that integrates and renders the selected at least one multimedia content, and displaying, on the browser media interface, the determined at least one multimedia content. The browser media interface overlaps and is displayed on the browser.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-22

A touch sensor including a first substrate (100) which extends in a first direction and on which first channels (LC1) may be formed and stretched, a first conductive liquid injected into the first channels, a second substrate (200) which extends in a second direction which intersects with the first direction and on which second channels (LC2) may be formed and stretched, and a second conductive liquid injected into the second channels.


A background music providing method includes storing an audio parameter with respect to background music reproduced while a background music identification mode is being activated, acquiring information on the background music based on the audio parameter when receiving a background music identification command, and transmitting the information on the background music to an external apparatus.


Provided is a composition and method for reducing a cellular senescence level by inhibiting the activity or expression of one or more of DCUN1D3 protein or gene encoding same and a polynucleotide having a nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 5, as well as a method of treating a disease or a disease symptom associated with an increased cellular senescence level in a mammal.


An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and a method thereof are provided. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes: a data obtainer configured to obtain volume data of an object; a display configured to display a reference cross-section of the object extracted from the volume data; a user input unit configured to receive a user input selecting a reference object included in the displayed reference cross-section; and an image processor configured to normalize the volume data by using location information of the reference object, and to extract a coronal plane of the object based on information of at least one anatomical landmark included in the normalized volume data, and the display is further configured to display the extracted coronal plane.


The present invention relates to a method of reproducing a multi-channel audio signal including an elevation sound signal in a horizontal layout environment, thereby obtaining a rendering parameter according to a rendering type and configuring a down-mix matrix, and thus effective rendering performance may be obtained with respect to an audio signal that is not suitable for applying virtual rendering. A method of rendering an audio signal includes receiving a multi-channel signal comprising a plurality of input channels to be converted into a plurality of output channels; determining a rendering type for elevation rendering based on a parameter determined from a characteristic of the multi-channel signal; and rendering at least one height input channel according to the determined rendering type, wherein the parameter is included in a bitstream of the multi-channel signal.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-29

Provided is a mobile terminal having a sensor detecting movement thereof and an event processing method. The mobile terminal includes: a placement attitude detector for monitoring, in response to detection of an event, movement of the mobile terminal for a preset time duration to identify a placement attitude of the mobile terminal; and a controller for processing the event in an operating mode corresponding to the identified placement attitude. As a result, the user can readily switch operating modes of the mobile terminal by changing placement attitudes thereof.


A light emitting diode (LED) package includes: an LED; a stack structure including a light-scattering structure spaced apart from the LED, and a light conversion layer disposed on at least one surface selected from an inner surface and an outer surface of the light-scattering structure and configured to convert light emitted from the LED into white light, wherein the light conversion layer includes a semiconductor nanocrystal; and an organic barrier layer disposed on a surface of the light conversion layer.


A method for predicting a concentration of an in vivo analyte includes obtaining a plurality of in vivo spectra of the in vivo analyte, determining a learning section for a concentration predicting algorithm for the analyte based on an unchanged section, during which the concentration of the analyte is not substantially changed, and a plurality of the in vivo spectra, and predicting the concentration of the in vivo analyte by using the concentration predicting algorithm based on a learned result of the learning section and an intrinsic spectrum of the in vivo analyte.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-04-05

A lithium metal battery including: a lithium metal negative electrode; a positive electrode; and a liquid electrolyte disposed between the lithium metal negative electrode and the positive electrode, wherein the liquid electrolyte includes an ionic liquid including a cation represented by Formula 1 and an anion, and an organic solvent:_(1) to R_(6) are as defined in the present specification.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-25

A display assembly includes: a display panel (110); a light source (180) configured to irradiate light; a light guide plate (160) to which light irradiated from the light source is incident at a lateral side; a quantum dot sheet (140) on the light guide; a reflector (170) below the light guide; and a fluorescent material (170b) configured to change a colour of light irradiated from the light source and provided between the light guide and the reflector along an edge of the surface of the reflector.


A display apparatus includes a first display area (DA1) including a first display unit (DU1) configured to generate light and a first encapsulation unit (EU1) disposed on the first display unit (DU1); a second display area (DA2) including a second display unit (DU2) configured to generate light and a second encapsulation unit (EU2) disposed on the second display unit (DU2); and a through area (TA) disposed between the first display area (DA1) and the second display area (DA2). The first encapsulation unit (EU1) includes a first encapsulation layer (251) covering a first side of an area of the first display unit (DU1) corresponding to the through area (TA). The second encapsulation unit (EU2) includes a second encapsulation layer (271) covering a second side of an area of the second display unit (DU2) corresponding to the through area (TA).


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-01

A stage circuit includes an output part configured to supply a carry signal to a first output terminal and a scan signal to a second output terminal, in response to a voltage of a first node, a voltage of a second node, and a first clock signal being supplied to a first input terminal, a controller configured to control the voltage of the second node in response to the first clock signal being supplied to the first input terminal, a pull-up part configured to control the voltage of the first node in response to a carry signal of a previous stage being supplied to a second input terminal, and a pull-down part configured to control the voltage of the first node in response to the voltage of the second node and the carry signal of a next stage being supplied to a third input terminal.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-04-05

An electronic device (300) including a waterproof structure is provided. The electronic device (300) includes a housing that includes a first face (3011), a second face (311) that faces in a direction substantially opposite to the first face (3011), and a side surface that at least partially encloses a space between the first face (3011) and the second face (311), a middle plate (320) arranged between the first face (3011) and the second face (311) inside the housing to be substantially parallel to the first face (3011), extending from the side surface, and including at least one opening, a printed circuit board (360) arranged between the middle plate (320) and the second face (311), a display (3012) arranged between the middle plate (320) and the first face (3011), and including a face directed toward the second face (311), and a seal member (350) configured to hermetically seal the at least one opening of the middle plate (320), and arranged between the face of the display (3012) and the middle plate (320).


A display device makes a touch input through interception of light that passes through a touch area on a display panel defined by an optical guide portion. The display device includes a gap formed between at least one side end portion of the display panel and the optical guide portion surrounding the display panel, and the optical includes at least one drainage hole and a drainage path configured to guide a liquid that flows into the gap to the drainage hole.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-15

An operating method of an electronic device is provided. The method includes collecting detection data, determining numerical information by analyzing the detection data, and displaying an information display screen comprising at least two display regions identified by a point based on the numerical information.


A switch matrix, a switch matrix assembly, and a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus are disclosed. The switch matrix includes a first path to which an electric signal is applied; a first switching unit configured to selectively and electrically interconnect a first input unit and a first end of the first path or to open the first end of the first path; and a second switching unit configured to selectively and electrically connect a second input unit to a second end of the first path or to open the second end of the first path. The switching matrix may be used to route the radio frequency (RF) signal received by the RF coil of the MRI apparatus without reducing the RF signal to an intermediate frequency band.


Provided are a terminal, a cloud apparatus, a method of analyzing, by a terminal, activities of a user, and a method of analyzing, by a cloud apparatus, activities of a user. The terminal for analyzing an external apparatus and activities of a user, the terminal includes: a communication interface unit configured to communicate with the external apparatus; a controller configured to obtain data used to predict the activities of the user and anonymize some of the obtained data, and provide the anonymized data and a remainder of the data, which is not anonymized, to the external apparatus through the communication unit; and a display unit configured to display notification information related to the activities of the user based on activity prediction data analyzed by the external apparatus by using the provided data.


An electronic device including a plurality of displays and a method for operating the electronic device are provided. The method includes sensing pressure of an input to at least one of the plurality of displays, executing a first function in correspondence with the input if the sensed pressure is equal to or greater than a threshold, and executing a second function different from the first function in correspondence with the input if the sensed pressure is less than the threshold.


A communication method between a user equipment, UE, and a node B in a communication system, the communication method comprising: receiving a scheduling assignment including a resource allocation type, a resource allocation, a modulation and Coding Scheme, MCS, and a frequency hopping flag from the node B; and transmitting data based on the scheduling assignment to the node B, wherein the resource allocation type indicates whether the resource allocation is for a first set of at least one contiguous resource block or second sets of resource blocks, and the frequency hopping flag is used as a part of the resource allocation based on the resource allocation type, and wherein each of the second sets comprises one or more consecutive resource block groups.


The present disclosure relates to a method of sensing rotation of a rotation member, looking like a ring, and an electronic device, like a watch, performing the method, wherein the electronic device may include: a housing including one side having a substantially circular opening; a substantially circular structure, the ring, configured to be rotatably positioned in or around the opening of the housing; a first sensor configured to detect a first rotation of the ring to generate a first signal; a second sensor configured to detect a second rotation of the ring, to generate a second signal; a processor coupled to the first sensor and the second sensor; and a memory coupled to the processor, wherein the memory includes instructions to enable the processor, on execution, to detect the rotation of the ring based on at least a part of the first signal or a part of the second signal, to correct the first signal to reflect actual rotation of the ring, and to perform a predetermined action based on at least part of the corrected first signal.


A method of forming the graphene nanopattern (200P) is disclosed, which includes forming a graphene layer (200) on a substrate, forming a block copolymer layer (300) on the graphene layer as well as on a region of the substrate not covered by the graphene layer on at least one side of the graphene layer, forming a mask pattern (300M) from the block copolymer layer (300) by removing one of a plurality of first regions (30A) and a plurality of second regions (30B) of the block copolymer, and patterning the graphene layer in a nanoscale by using the mask pattern as an etching mask (300M). The block copolymer layer may be formed to directly contact the graphene layer, as well as the region of the substrate structure not covered by the graphene layer. The forming of the block copolymer layer may include using direct self assembly assisted by the edge portion of the graphene layer without using an additional topological guide.


An electronic device and a method for commonly using the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a housing, a memory disposed in the housing, a communication circuit in communication with at least one external device, and a processor electrically connected to the memory and the communication circuit. The processor is configured to control for installing at least one application on the memory in response to a login request from a user, receiving a logout request from the user after the at least one application is installed, transmitting data associated with the at least one application to the at least one external device using the communication circuit in response to the logout request, and deleting at least a portion of the at least one application and the data associated with the at least one application from the memory.


An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first metal plate of a metal bezel that forms the external appearance of the electronic device, a second metal plate that overlaps the first metal plate while being spaced apart from the first metal plate, a dielectric member interposed between the first metal plate and the second metal plate, and a substrate electrically connected to a contact terminal of the second metal plate to feed power. Other embodiments are possible.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-11

A curved display device including: a display panel (110) having a curvature; a frame (210) which supports the display panel; and a control circuit (320) coupled to the frame, where the control circuit includes a circuit board (321) coupled to the frame, and an electronic element (322) on a surface of the circuit board opposing the frame.


The present invention relates to a compound represented by formula 1, an organic optoelectronic element comprising the same, and a display device comprising the organic optoeletric element. Formula 1 and the description regarding the samen are as defined in the specification.


A method and apparatus are provided for application selection in virtual reality mode. The method includes receiving a selection of an application. The method also includes determining whether a display of a user equipment is in the virtual reality mode. The method also includes, responsive to the user equipment being in the virtual reality mode, determining whether the selected application is included in a grouping of applications. The grouping includes one or more applications related to the selected application. The method also includes, responsive to the selected application being included in a grouping of applications, executing the grouping of applications. The method also includes providing the executed grouping of applications to the display.


Disclosed is an electronic device including a housing with a first surface facing a first direction and a second surface facing a second, opposite direction. A glass cover may form at least a portion of the first surface. A display may be exposed through the glass cover. At least one protrusion is configured to absorb external impact to the electronic device. The protrusion protrudes from the first surface and is formed as part of the glass cover or protrudes through a hole in the glass cover.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-01

A pixel may include an organic light emitting diode, a first transistor configured to control an amount of a current flowing from a first power coupled to a second power via a second node and the organic light emitting diode in response to a voltage of a first node, a first capacitor between the first node and a third node, a second capacitor between the second node and the third node, a second transistor between the first node and a data line and including a gate electrode coupled to a scan line, a third transistor between the first power and the second node, and including a gate electrode coupled to a first emission control line, and a fourth transistor between the second node and the first transistor, and including a gate electrode coupled to a first control line.


An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a display configured to display a text input image, a detector configured to detect a touch, and a controller configured to control the display to change a character displayed on the text input image to a different character in response to a touch drag being detected by the detector, wherein a speed of changing the character is differently adjusted according to a characteristic of the touch drag.


A walking assistance method may include receiving at least one abnormal gait type selected from a plurality of abnormal gait types, and differently controlling a walking assistance apparatus based on the at least one abnormal gait type. Further, a walking assistance apparatus comprising:a driver configured to assist a gait of a user; anda controller configured to receive at least one abnormal gait type selected from a plurality of abnormal gait types, and to control the driver based on the at least one abnormal gait type, is disclosed. Furthermore a walking assistance system comprising:said walking assistance apparatus, anda parameter generation apparatus configured to generate torque parameters by,generating a gait motion based on a first torque and a second torque, the first torque being a torque mapped to each joint of a user for each of the plurality of abnormal gait types, and the second torque being a torque to be generated by the walking assistance apparatus,calculating an object function based on the gait motion, andgenerating the torque parameters corresponding to each assist torque profile of the abnormal gait types based on a result of the calculating, is disclosed


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-01

A rechargeable battery pack is disclosed. In one aspect, the rechargeable battery pack includes multiple a plurality of sets of unit cells adjacently placed to each other, wherein each unit cell includes a rechargeable battery and a plurality of rechargeable battery modules each configured to electrically connect a corresponding set of the unit cells to each other, wherein each rechargeable battery module includes a pair of end plates respectively placed on outermost opposing sides thereof. The rechargeable battery pack also includes a coupling member connecting the end plates of the rechargeable battery modules to each other. Each of the end plates includes a first flange having a first width and extending from a bent portion of a main body to be fastened to the coupling member and a second flange having a second width smaller than the first width and extending from a middle portion of the first flange.


An organic light-emitting display apparatus, including a pixel electrode; a pixel definition layer covering at least a portion of an edge of the pixel electrode; an emission layer on the pixel electrode; and a first intermediate layer on the pixel electrode and the pixel definition layer, the first intermediate layer having a first through hole corresponding to at least a portion of an upper surface of the pixel definition layer.


A method for providing three-dimensional (3D) data of a cloth is disclosed. The method includes: acquiring images corresponding to panels of a cloth; identifying a shape of each of the acquired images; determining types of the panels based on the identified shape of each of the images; and generating 3D data of the cloth by combining the acquired images based on the determined types of the panels.


A display device may include a display panel, a data driver transmitting a data signal, a scan driver sequentially transmitting a scan signal, a frequency selector for selecting a driving frequency for image display, selecting a low frequency if the image displayed on the display panel is a first image and selecting a normal frequency if the image displayed on the display panel is not the first image, the normal frequency being higher than the low frequency. The display device also includes a timing controller for controlling the data driver and the scan driver based on the selected driving frequency. The timing controller may control the data driver and the scan driver such that luminance of the display panel on which the first image is displayed is periodically changed according to the low frequency if the image displayed on the display panel is the first image.


Disclosed is a display apparatus (1) having a liquid crystal panel (4) to display images; a light source (11) to supply light to the liquid crystal panel (4); and a printed circuit board (12) having a light source embedding unit (20) in which the light source (11) is embedded, and a connector mounting unit (25) at which a connector (30) configured to connect to an outside circuit is mounted. The printed circuit board (12) is bent such that the connector mounting unit (25) may be positioned lower than or offset from the light source embedding unit (20). The printed circuit board (12) may be bent such that the connector (30) may not be protruded further upward than the height of an upper surface (21) of the light source embedding unit (20), and thus the thickness of the display apparatus (1) may be improved.


Provided is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire an undersampled spectrum in a k-space and a reconstruction unit configured to generate a target image based on the undersampled spectrum, wherein the reconstruction unit includes: a first sub-reconstruction unit configured to perform initial reconstruction on data corresponding to unsampled positions in the k-space by using a Split Bregman algorithm or approximate sparse coding; a second sub-reconstruction unit configured to decompose the initially reconstructed spectrum in the k-space into multiple frequency bands to thereby generate a plurality of individual spectra and perform dictionary learning reconstruction on images respectively corresponding to the decomposed multiple frequency bands by alternating sparse approximation and reconstructing of measured frequencies; and an image generator configured to generate a target image by merging together the reconstructed images respectively corresponding to the multiple frequency bands.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-25

Provided are a graphics pipeline method and apparatus. For each of plural screen pixels, locations of one or more sampling are determined based on a set pattern to modify an image to be rendered. A pixel corresponding to a set primitive is generated at a determined location of a sampling point, of the one or more sampling points. The image is rendered using the generated pixel.


Provided is a method for adaptively compressing image data. A refresh rate and a compression rate of the image data are determined based on motion information of the image data, and the image data are compressed based on the determined refresh rate and compression rate.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-22

A display apparatus is provided including: a display; a receiver configured to receive a broadcast signal that includes broadcast content and source information of service content corresponding to the broadcast content; communication circuitry configured to communicate with a server that provides the service content; at least one processor configured: to process the broadcast content received by the communication circuitry to be displayed as an image on the display, to display an image of the service content received using the source information from the server on the display while displaying the image of the broadcast content if it is determined, based on preset setting information, that the service content is allowed to be provided, and to prevent the image of the service content from being displayed while displaying the image of the broadcast content if it is determined, based on the setting information, that the service content is not allowed to be provided.


Devices, systems, and methods for securely converting a users existing static payment card data into dynamic card data that can be authenticated by card issuers or by a stand-in service provider, such as a payment network or processor without requiring the card issuers to make infrastructure changes. The dynamic data can be provisioned onto a magnetic secure transmission device (MST) either directly from a card issuer or using a swiper type device. Devices, systems, and methods are also disclosed for securely provisioning a dynamic card onto the MST by the card issuer. These dynamic cards may be used to transmit modified one-time-use card track data from the MST to a point of sale using a dynamic-CVV methodology to provide higher levels of security during a transaction.


A control apparatus (100) connected to a display apparatus (200) is provided. The control apparatus (100) includes a main board (101) configured to generate a first control signal that controls the display apparatus (200); a light source driver (185) configured to generate a second control signal that drives a light source of the display apparatus (200); a power supply (190) configured to supply power to the display apparatus (200); and a serial transceiver (195) configured to perform a serial communication with the display apparatus (200) and transmit the first control signal, the second control signal, and the power to the display apparatus (200) via the serial communication.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-01

A showcase is disclosed. The showcase includes a display module (10). By using the light source (13) and the light guiding plate (12) of the display module (10), a portion of light generated by the light source (13) can be emitted through the rear surface of the light guiding plate (12) to illuminate an object (P) and then the portion of light source (13) can be regathered into the light guiding plate (12) again to illuminate the display module (10).


A method of an electronic device is provided. The method includes obtaining first state information related to a motion of the electronic device by using a first sensor operatively coupled to the electronic device while the electronic device is in a first state, transitioning, if the first state information satisfies a first designated condition, the electronic device from the first state to a second state, obtaining second state information related to at least a part of a users body corresponding to the electronic device by using a second sensor operatively coupled to the electronic device while the electronic device is in the second state, and transitioning, if the second state information satisfies a second designated condition, the electronic device from the second state to a third state.


The present disclosure relates to a pre-5^(th)-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4^(th)-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). The present invention relates to an assist device for an electronic device including an antenna, wherein the assist device includes a second unit including a second antenna, wherein the second antenna is configured to generate capacitance with at least one of a first antenna in a first unit and an internal antenna of the electronic device. Further, the present invention also includes embodiments different from the above-described embodiment.


Described are an apparatus and method for generating to generate an acoustic model. The apparatus and method include a processor a processor configured to calculate a noise representation that represents noise data by using a noise model, and generate the acoustic model through training using training noisy speech data, which comprises speech data and the noise data, a string of phonemes corresponding to the speech data, and the noise representation.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-08

An apparatus and method are presented for displaying information on a head mounted display (HMD). The HMD includes a headpiece, an internal display mechanically coupled to the headpiece, and an external display mechanically coupled to the headpiece, and a processor, communicatively coupled to the internal display, the external display, and a host system. The processor is configured to display internal information on the internal display and external information on the external display.


A method, which is performed by an MRI apparatus, of scanning a blood vessel, includes: sequentially applying, according to a time-of-flight (TOF) method, radio frequency (RF) pulses respectively to first grouped slabs during a first repetition time (TR); sequentially acquiring MR signals respectively corresponding to the RF pulses applied during the first TR; sequentially applying, according to the TOF method, RF pulses respectively to second grouped slabs during a second TR; and sequentially acquiring MR signals respectively corresponding to the RF pulses applied during the second TR.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-11

The present invention relates to an automatic switching method. A device according to an embodiment of the present invention is an automatic switching device in a second device, which comprises a controller for enabling the second device, together with a first device, to perform a terminal discovery and a service discovery, transmit a connection request message including a continuous connection field and an automatic connection mode from the second device, and receive a particular service from the first device on the basis of the information included in the connection request message, wherein the continuous connection field includes a service identifier.


A workstation, a medical imaging apparatus including the same, and a control method for the same includes an input unit that receives information about a contour of an organ in a medical image obtained by imaging a subject and a control unit that corrects the contour of the organ in such a manner that the contour of the organ does not cross contours of one or more other organs located inside or outside the organ.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-22

An organic light-emitting device comprises: a first electrode; a second electrode; and an organic layer between the first electrode and the second electrode , the organic layer comprising an emission layer and a hole transport region, wherein the hole transport region is between the first electrode and the emission layer, and the hole transport region comprises a first compound represented by Formula 1 and a second compound represented by Formula 2:


A touch panel apparatus for sensing a biosignal and a method of acquiring information about respiration of a user by the touch panel apparatus are provided. The touch panel apparatus includes a touch panel configured to sense a biosignal of a user based on a touch input through the touch panel; a detector configured to detect a respiratory signal from the biosignal; and a processor configured to acquire information about respiration of the user based on characteristics of the detected respiratory signal.


User equipment (UE) includes a transceiver configured to transmit and receive information to/from a Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) access point. The UE includes processing circuitry coupled to the transceiver and configured to: determine a service provider associated with the WiFi access point based on a response to an ANQP query. The UE is configured to receive at least a portion of a management object (MO). The MO includes a trust field specifying whether the WiFi access point is trusted for WiFi offload by the service provider. The UE is configured to: in response to determining that the WiFi access point is trusted, send an L3 attach trigger. The UE is configured to: in response to determining that the WiFi access point is not trusted, establish an Internet Protocol security (IPsec) tunnel that the UE to an Evolved Packet Data Gateway through the untrusted WiFi access point.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-18

A lithium metal battery including: a lithium negative electrode including lithium metal; a positive electrode; and an electrolyte interposed between the lithium negative electrode and the positive electrode, wherein the electrolyte contains non-fluorine substituted ether, which is capable of solvating lithium ions, a fluorine substituted ether represented by the following Formula 1, and a lithium salt, wherein an amount of the fluorine substituted ether represented by Formula 1 is greater than an amount of the non-fluorine substituted ether, Formula 1R-{O(CH_(2))_(a)}_(b)-CH_(2)-O-C_(n)F_(2n)Hwherein R is -C_(m)F_(2m)H or -C_(m)F_(2m+1), n is an integer of 2 or greater, m is an integer of 1 or greater, a is an integer of 1 or 2, and b is 0 or 1.


A light-emitting diode structure (100) includes light-emitting diode units (LU1, LU2) and a separation unit (SU), where one of the light-emitting diode units includes a stacked structure including an n-type semiconductor layer (NS1), a p-type semiconductor layer (PS1), and a photoactive layer (LL1) arranged between the n-type semiconductor layer and the p-type semiconductor layer, a first electrode (BE1), which faces a surface of the stacked structure and is electrically connected to the p-type semiconductor layer, and a second electrode (TE1), which faces the surface of the stacked structure opposite to the surface faced by the first electrode and is electrically connected to the n-type semiconductor layer, and the separation unit (SU) is arranged between at least two adjacent light-emitting diode units among the light-emitting diode units and separates the two light-emitting diode units from each other.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-18

A mobile device located in a structure comprises a transceiver, and a controller operatively coupled to the controller, wherein the controller is configured to detect a pair of signals transmitted from a pair of beacons, wherein one of the pair of beacons is installed on a side of a wall and another one of the pair of beacons is installed on opposing side of the wall, identify a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) value and an identification (ID) associated with each of the pair of beacons based on each of the pair of signals, retrieve, from a memory, information associated the structure and the pair of beacons, select one beacon which is located position corresponding to the mobile device, based on the RSSI, and the information, and determine location of the mobile device based on the ID of the selected beacon.


A method and an apparatus by which a remote user interface (UI) client device provides a remote UI service, the method comprising receiving an event message, which includes a URL for accessing a first UI resource providing a UI notifying the receipt of a message, from a remote UI server device; obtaining the first UI resource from the remote UI server device by using the URL; receiving external inputs of message control commands via the first UI resource; and transmitting the message control command to the remote UI server device.


A mobile phone is provided, which includes a metal bezel having a left bezel portion and a right bezel portion and covering at least one part of an outer circumferential edge of a main body of the mobile phone, wherein upper and lower corner bezel portions of the left and right bezel portion are formed to be thicker outwardly in comparison with a middle portion of the left and right bezel portions.


An electronic device and method for providing a broadcast program are provided. The electronic device includes: a tuner configured to receive a broadcast signal; a storage configured to store an image of a particular person; and a controller configured to acquire a broadcast image including a person from a broadcast signal of a preset broadcast program received through the tuner and, if it is determined that the person included in the broadcast image is the same as the particular person in the stored image, provide a user with the broadcast program based on a point in time when the particular person is included in the broadcast image.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-11

A curved display device is disclosed, the curved display device having a display panel having a plurality of curvatures. A curvature (c2) of a side area (A2) of a display panel is higher than a curvature (c1) of a centre area (A1) of the display panel.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-01

A display apparatus including: a main body having an opening at the front part; a backlight unit configured to generate light; and an display panel (400) provided in the front part of the main body, and configured to block or transmit the light generated by the backlight unit to create an image, where the display panel includes: a pair of transparent substrates (430, 440) disposed to be opposite to each other; a cable (460) configured to transmit image data to the pair of transparent substrates; and a pair of polarizing films (410, 420) respectively disposed on the outer surfaces of the pair of transparent substrates, and wherein an edge part of at least one transparent substrate (440) of the pair of transparent substrates protrudes to connect to the cable, and at least one polarizing film (410) of the pair of polarizing films extends to the main body in a direction in which the at least one transparent substrate protrudes.


An electronic device includes a touch panel configured to receive a user input at a location and a display configured to output at least one object on at least one of a plurality of grid areas. The plurality of grid areas is arranged in a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns. A processor is configured to rearrange an output location of the at least one object outputted on the at least one grid area in response to receiving the user input.


An exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure provides a display device including a first substrate (100) including a plurality of unit regions (SP), a unit electrode portion (191) disposed on the first substrate (100) in one unit region (SP), an opposed electrode (270) facing the unit electrode portion (191), a liquid crystal layer (3) interposed between the unit electrode portion (191) and the opposed electrode (270), and a protrusion (261) interposed between the first substrate (100) and the liquid crystal layer (3) and protruded toward the liquid crystal layer (3). The protrusion (261) includes a pair of horizontal portions (261a) facing each other and including a side parallel to a first direction (D1), a pair of vertical portions (261b) facing each other and including a side parallel to a second direction (D2) different from the first direction (D1), and at least one corner portion (261c) including a first oblique side (Ea) parallel to a direction oblique with respect to the first and second directions (D1, D2).


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-22

An organic light-emitting device having low-driving voltage, improved efficiency, and long lifespan includes: a first electrode (110); a second electrode (190) facing the first electrode; a first layer (130) between the first electrode and the second electrode, the first layer including a first compound; a second layer (150) between the first layer and the second electrode, the second layer including a second compound; and a third layer (170) between the second layer and the second electrode, the third layer including a third compound; wherein the first compound does not include a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic group comprising *=N-* as a ring forming moiety, and wherein the first compound, the second compound, and the third compound each independently include at least one group selected from groups represented by Formulae A to C:


Disclosed is a method, performed by a client, of scheduling reception of media contents, the method including determining a plurality of network connections enabling the reception of the media contents between the client and a server, predicting a buffering timing at which segments of the media contents received in a unit of a buffer size of the client are received through some of the determined plurality of network connections, generating scheduling information for allocating the segments of the media contents to be allocated to the some network connections to each of the plurality of network connections at the predicted buffering timing, and transmitting the generated scheduling information to the server.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-25

A display apparatus including a display, a communication unit configured to communicate with a plurality of terminal devices and receive image contents from the plurality of terminal devices, a storage configured to store the received image contents, and a processor configured to classify the stored image content according to a predetermined criterion and display the image contents through the display.


A gateway device, method for operating the gateway device, and system are presented for securely obtaining health information from a personal medical device. The method comprises receiving a gateway application from a relying system, storing the gateway application, executing the gateway application. The executing the gateway application comprises establishing first secure communication with the personal medical device, establishing second secure communication with the relying system, receiving information from the personal medical device via the first secure communication, transmitting the information to the relying system via the second secure communication.


Disclosed are a high-band encoding/decoding method and device for bandwidth extension. A high-band encoding method comprising the steps of: generating sub band-specific bit allocation information on the basis of a low-band envelope; determining, on the basis of the sub band-specific bit allocation information, the sub band requiring an envelope update in a high band; and generating, for the determined sub band, refinement data relating to the envelope update. A high-band decoding method comprising the steps of: generating sub band-specific bit allocation information on the basis of a low-band envelope; determining, on the basis of the sub band-specific bit allocation information, the sub band requiring an envelope update in a high band; and decoding, for the determined sub band, refinement data relating to the envelope update, thereby updating the envelope.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-25

The heat exchanger includes at least one tube array in which refrigerant flows, the tube array includes a plurality of tubes each having a channel formed therein, and connection members coupled to opposite ends of the tubes so as to interconnect the tubes, and the tubes are injection molded integrally with the connection members.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-25

Provided are a user terminal and a control method therefor. The control method for a user terminal displays multiple relevant images for one image content, displays a first UI for selecting a reproduction time point of the multiple relevant images when a predetermined user interaction is detected, and reproduces the multiple relevant images from a the particular time point when a user interaction selecting the particular time point through the first UI is detected.


A method and apparatus for protecting a circuit are provided. The method and apparatus may measure a physical quantity of a motor by an external physical stimulus, may calculate the related counter electromotive voltage generated by the motor, based on the physical quantity, may compare the counter electromotive voltage to an output voltage, and may open a circuit connected to the motor to be open when the counter electromotive voltage is greater than the output voltage. The protection method and apparatus is applied to a walking assistance apparatus.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-08

An antenna for an electronic device is disclosed that can reduce or prevent problems such as a shock hazard and/or an Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) issue, particularly in the case when device are subjected to impact such as being dropped. The antenna includes a radiator; an antenna clip connected with a metallic housing of the electronic device; a capacitor includes a part of the antenna clip; and a feeding part and a ground for operating the antenna.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-29

Disclosed is an image display device or an image signal output device. The image display device or the image signal output device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a receiver for receiving an image; an input unit for receiving a user input to select a display mode or an image signal output mode; a determiner for determining the selected display mode; a depth map generator for generating a depth map for the received image having depth information corresponding to a predefined curvature if the result of determination indicates that the selected display mode is a 3D curved image mode; a 3D image frame generator for generating a left-eye image frame and a right-eye image frame from the received image on the basis of the generated depth map; and an output unit for outputting the generated left-eye image and right-eye image frames.


Provided is an operation method of a base station in a wireless communication system. The method comprises : receiving, from a terminal, at least one piece of information among channel quality information on a resource region allocated to the terminal and non-Gaussian information on a nulling region corresponding to the resource region; and determining a modulation order for the terminal, a code rate, a ratio of the resource region to the nulling region based on the channel quality information and the non-Gaussian information.


A method and an apparatus for constructing a three-dimensional (3D) model of an object are provided. The method includes capturing images of the object by scanning the object along a trajectory around the object, estimating positions of a scanner, which respectively correspond to the captured images, refining the estimated positions of the scanner based on at least two locations on the trajectory, estimating depth maps corresponding to the refined positions of the scanner, generating a surface mesh of the object by fusing the depth maps, and constructing and displaying the 3D model of the object by mapping textures onto the generated surface mesh.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-08

Provided is a video processing device and method capable of managing a security level of content included in a video. The video processing method includes: receiving an identifier of a video and information about a security policy to be set to the video; receiving security information related to the security policy; preparing the video by using the received identifier of the video; and updating security information of the prepared video by using the received security information according to the security policy.


An image forming apparatus and a communication connection method thereof. The communication connection method includes: receiving, by a first image forming apparatus, packet information from a second image forming apparatus; measuring, by the first image forming apparatus, a signal strength of the received packet information; and changing a connection reference strength of the first image forming apparatus based on the measured signal strength.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-04-05

A beamformer for performing analog beamforming of ultrasound signals received from a plurality of transducer devices, the beamformer includes: first analog devices (310) configured to output first ultrasound signals by delaying or transmitting the ultrasound signals based on a predetermined delay time; second analog devices (320) configured to store first sub-ultrasound signals from among the first ultrasound signals, and to output the first sub-ultrasound signals depending on whether the first sub-ultrasound signals are repeatedly used; and to perform the analog beamforming by summing the first ultrasound signals which correspond to the plurality of transducer devices and which are outputted depending on the delay time.


A quantization apparatus comprises: a first quantization module for performing quantization without an inter-frame prediction; and a second quantization module for performing quantization with an inter-frame prediction, and the first quantization module comprises: a first quantization part for quantizing an input signal; and a third quantization part for quantizing a first quantization error signal, and the second quantization module comprises: a second quantization part for quantizing a prediction error; and a fourth quantization part for quantizing a second quantization error signal, and the first quantization part and the second quantization part comprise a trellis structured vector quantizer.


Provided is an apparatus and corresponding method to control sound. The apparatus includes a genre determiner configured to determine a genre of sound data by using a genre recognition model, an equalizer setter configured to set an equalizer according to the determined genre, and a reproducer configured to reproduce the sound data based on the set equalizer.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-29

A head mounted display device is provided. The head mounted display device includes a main frame including a lens, a front case including a seating area in which an electronic device is seated, a peripheral area that surrounds at least a portion of a periphery of the electronic device, a connector holder that is horizontally movable from one side of the peripheral area and that is electrically connected to a connection port of the electronic device while surrounding at least a portion of one side of the electronic device when the electronic device is mounted, and a fixing holder that is horizontally movable from one side of the peripheral area and that surrounds a portion of an opposite side surface of the electronic device when the electronic device is mounted.


The present disclosure provides a condensed-cyclic compound represented by Formula 1, in which one selected from R_(1) to R_(8) is a monoamine represented by Formula 2: The condensed-cyclic compound represented by Formula 1 may act as a hole transport material having a suitable energy level and band-gap. Further, the condensed-cyclic compound represented by Formula 1 has a fused core, and accordingly may have a high glass transition temperature (Tg), high melting point, and improved resistance to high temperatures. Therefore an organic light-emitting device including the condensed-cyclic compound represented by Formula 1 may retain high durability during storing and/or driving.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-01

A mobile checkout system and method for completing a purchase transaction to purchase items from an internet merchant. A user browses and selects items for purchase from the merchant through a shopping application or browser. During the processing of the transaction, a checkout application installed on a mobile communication device is launched. The checkout application receives a checkout token created by a checkout server that identifies the purchase transaction. The checkout application uses this token and communicates with the checkout server to cause the checkout server to complete the purchase transaction, in which payment data is securely transmitted using a cryptogram.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-18

An electronic device capable of communicating with a card reading apparatus and a payment method are provided. The electronic device includes a first cover configuring a front side of the electronic device, a second cover configuring a back side of the electronic device, a memory contained in a hollow area formed between the first and second covers, a display, at least part of which is contained in the hollow area and which is disclosed through the first cover, a processor that is contained in the hollow area and is electrically connected to the memory, and at least one loop antenna which is contained in the hollow area and electrically connected to the processor.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-01

An electronic device is provided. An electronic device includes a window formed with a transparent or semi-transparent material at an outside of the electronic device, a display disposed on or over the window and having a second side substantially vertical to a first side, and first and second members to absorb or block moisture inflowing from the outside. The window includes a first area corresponding to the display and a second area corresponding to the outside of the display, the first member is disposed on a part of the second area, the second member is disposed on a part of the first member and on a part of the display, a height of the first member is substantially identical to a height of the display, and a width of the first member or a height of the second member is substantially identical to the first side of the display.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-15

Provided is a video processing device and method capable of enhancing security of content included in a video, the video processing device including: a loader configured to load an original video; an encoder configured to generate an encoded video including a header and a payload by encoding the loaded original video; and a security information inserter configured to insert security information comprising information about a reproduction right of the video into the header or the payload.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-22

An intelligent dialog processing apparatus and method. The intelligent dialog processing apparatus includes a speech understanding processor, of one or more processors, configured to perform an understanding of an uttered primary speech of a user using an idiolect of the user based on a personalized database (DB) for the user, and an additional-query processor, of the one or more processors, configured to extract, from the primary speech, a select unit of expression that is not understood by the speech understanding processor, and to provide a clarifying query for the user that is associated with the extracted unit of expression to clarify the extracted unit of expression.


Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a rechargeable battery, including: stacking at least two electrode assemblies (130, 140); welding lead tabs (150) extending from the electrode assemblies (130, 140); cutting end portions (T) of the welded lead tabs (150); and welding lead terminals to the cut lead tabs (150).


A method of operating a first electronic device is provided. The method includes receiving information associated with data or an application for outputting the data from a second electronic device, displaying a graphic element comprising at least a part of the information associated with the data or the application, detecting a user input with respect to the graphic element, and outputting at least a part of the data based on the output information of the data in response to the user input.


A social community management method includes: setting a group including a plurality of mobile devices, based on a location; determining common interest information shared by users of the plurality of mobile devices included in the group; creating a social community for communication of the users based on the determined common interest information; and transmitting information on the created social community to the plurality of mobile devices.


An outdoor unit of an air conditioner is provided. The outdoor unit may include a compressor for compressing a refrigerant; a condenser for condensing the refrigerant discharged from the compressor; a control device for containing electronic parts to control the outdoor unit; and a cooling unit in contact with a heat generating part of the electronic parts to cool the heating unit, wherein the cooling unit comprises a first heat radiation member installed to be in contact with the heat generating part; a refrigerant pipe extending through the first heat radiation member and enabling a refrigerant to flow through the refrigerant pipe; and a second heat radiation member coupled with the first heat radiation member for heat transfer and installed to be in contact with outdoor air flowing into the control device.


An apparatus and method in an electronic device is provided. The apparatus includes a memory, a communication interface and a processor coupled to the memory, and may implement the method, including: executing, by a processor, an application including a plurality of pages displayable by the electronic device, the plurality of pages including first and second pages corresponding respectively to first and second identifiers, identifying a target page to be displayed on a display from among the first and second pages, transmitting a target identifier corresponding to the target page to an external electronic device via a network, receiving notification information corresponding to the target identifier from the external electronic device, and displaying at least part of the notification information and the target page.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-08

An event-based sensor and a pixel of the event-based sensor are provided. The event-based sensor includes a pixel array including pixels, a selection circuit configured to select a part of the pixels, an event circuit configured to generate an event signal indicating an active pixel sensing an event among the selected part of the pixels, based on output signals of the selected part of the pixels, and an output circuit configured to output information indicating the active pixel based on the event signal.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-01

A system of transmitting display data is presented. The system includes a frame encoding part configured to receive a source frame and output a compressed frame. The frame encoding part has: a difference unit configured to generate a difference frame using the source frame and an encode reference frame; an encode output unit configured to output a compressed version of either the source frame or the difference frame as a compressed frame; and a first compressed frame buffer configured to store a compressed version of the source frame as a new encode reference frame, wherein the frame encoding part further includes a frame decision unit configured to compare the image quality of frames respectively derived from the source frame and the difference frame.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-15

An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing including a first surface, a second surface disposed facing an opposite side of the first surface, and a side surface configured to surround at least a portion of a space between the first surface and the second surface, a first elongated metal member configured to form a first portion of the side surface and including a first end and a second end, at least one communication circuit electrically connected to a first point of the first elongated metal member through a capacitive element, at least one ground member disposed in an interior of the housing, and a first conductive member configured to electrically connect a second point of the first elongated metal member to the ground member. The second point of the first elongated metal member is disposed closer to the second end than to the first point.


An image providing apparatus is provided. The image providing apparatus includes an output unit comprising output circuitry for outputting image contents; and a processor configured to control the output unit to divide the image content into a plurality of scenes, to determine attributes regarding the plurality of scenes based on feature information on the plurality of scenes, and to classify the plurality of scenes based on the determined attributes to output the classified scenes.


A method of mobile (901) faxing using near field communication (NFC) includes executing a mobile application installed in a mobile device; setting a wireless connection for data transmission between the mobile device and an image forming apparatus by performing NFC tagging on the image forming apparatus with the mobile device (902,903); and automatically sending data corresponding to a fax function upon the wireless connection being established.


An electronic device incudes: a tuner configured to receive news content; and a controller configured to extract text information from the news content, map the extracted text information onto pre-generated news clusters to select a news cluster corresponding to the text information, and provide a representative expression of the selected news cluster.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-01

A display apparatus includes a display panel, a light guide plate disposed behind the display panel, a light source disposed to face at least one side surface of the light guide plate, and at least one guide member disposed between the at least one side surface of the light guide plate and the light source, and configured to support at least one of a front part of the at least one side surface of the light guide plate and a back part of the at least one side surface of the light guide plate.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-29

A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a separator, and a second electrode, sequentially stacked and wound. The secondary battery further includes a series of first electrode tabs electrically connected to the first electrode and extending to an outside of the electrode assembly. The series of first electrode tabs includes inner and outer tabs respectively located proximate to and distal to the center axis of the electrode assembly. The outer tab is connected to the inner tab at the outside of the electrode assembly. A length along the inner tab from a point where the inner tab extends from the electrode assembly to a point where the inner tab is connected to the outer tab is different from a length along the outer tab from a point where the outer tab extends from the electrode assembly to a point where the outer tab is connected to the inner tab.


One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus comprising a transceiving unit and a control unit, and a communication method using the same, wherein the transceiving unit is configured to perform communication with at least one network node in a macro cell, the macro cell comprising at least one small cell and communicating in an FDD mode, and wherein the control unit is configured to control the small cell to communicate in a TDD mode, generate control information for preventing the occurrence of handover when a terminal moves between the small cells within the macro cell, and perform control to transmit the control information to the terminal.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-11

Provided is a method of operating a medical imaging apparatus, comprising: acquiring a first image of a first type corresponding to a first respiratory state of an object; determining motion information of the object with respect to a respiratory state, based on first and second images of a second type respectively corresponding to the first respiratory state and a second respiratory state of the object; and generating a second image of the first type corresponding to the second respiratory state by applying the motion information to the first image of the first type.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-04

A multimedia device for effectively managing power consumption thereof based on a handle that is used when moving the multimedia device is provided. The multimedia device includes a display, a handle attached to the multimedia device, a sensor for sensing the state of the handle, a power supplier, and a controller configured to block power being supplied to the display, when a sensing value of the sensor indicates a state in which the handle is used.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-11

Disclosed herein are a washing machine and a control method thereof. The control method effectively transmits high-concentration wash liquid to laundry, while minimizing the amount of water used, through washing using bubbles, and maximizes the increase in volume of the wash liquid rubbed on the inner circumferential surface of the drum using the generation of bubbles and the rotation of the drum to raise the water level of the wash liquid without additional water.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-29

An energy storage system (100) includes a battery system (200), a direct current link (300), and a controller (105). The battery system includes battery racks (210) that respectively include rack battery management systems (211). The battery racks (210) are divided into a first group (221) comprising at least one first battery rack (210a) including a first battery (213a) and a second group (223) comprising at least one second battery rack (210b) including a second battery (213b), wherein the direct current link (300) is connected to the battery system (200) and the controller (105) determines the operation mode of the battery system (200) from one of a charge mode or a discharge mode. The controller (105) performs a control operation in the charge mode to charge the first battery rack (210a) and not operate the second battery rack (210b), and performs a control operation in the discharge mode to discharge the second battery rack (210b) and not operate the first battery rack (210a).


A user terminal apparatus is provided. The user terminal apparatus includes a communicator configured to communicate with an external apparatus; a detector configured to detect a touch operation of a user with respect to the user terminal apparatus; and a processor configured to control the communicator to generate a control command for controlling at least one of a plurality of speakers according to a type of the touch operation and configured to transmit the generated control command to the external apparatus.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-01

A video decoding method involving intra prediction. The method includes: parsing a most probable mode (MPM) flag of a block while parsing symbols of the block of an encoded video from a received bitstream; determining whether a plurality of candidate intra prediction modes, the number of which is fixed, are used to predict an intra prediction mode of the block based on the MPM flag; if it is determined that the plurality of candidate intra prediction modes are used based on the MPM flag, determining the plurality of candidate intra prediction modes, the number of which is fixed, based on intra prediction modes of a left block and an upper block that are adjacent to the block while restoring the intra prediction mode of the block by using the parsed symbols after finishing the parsing of the symbols of the block.


An apparatus for displaying an image includes a non-volatile memory device configured to store a first program and a second program; and a processor configured to load the first program onto a first area of a volatile memory device to execute the first program in a power-on state of the apparatus, wherein the processor includes a plurality of cores, and in a power-off state of the apparatus, the processor is configured to deactivate at least one of the plurality of cores, deactivate the first program loaded onto the first area, and load the second program onto a second area of the volatile memory device to execute the second program, wherein the first program and the second program, when executed, are configured to cause the processor to receive state information of an external device.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-11

A display apparatus for a video call is provided. The display apparatus includes a display configured to display a first image received from an external apparatus; a communication unit configured to receive a second image generated by capturing a user while the first image is displayed; an image processor configured to detect a point of gaze of the user from the second image; and a controller configured to determine whether the point of gaze is located in a preset region of the first image and control the communication unit to transmit the second image or a third image that is obtained by editing the point of gaze in the second image to the external apparatus based on a determination result.


An interface for enabling a computer device to utilize data property-based data placement inside a nonvolatile memory device comprises: executing a software component at an operating system level in the computer device that monitors update statistics of all data item modifications into the nonvolatile memory device, including one or more of update frequencies for each data item, accumulated update and delete frequencies specific to each file type, and an origin of the data item; storing the update statistics of each of the data items and each of the data item types in a database; and intercepting all operations, including create, write, and update, of performed by applications to all the data items, and automatically assigning a data property identifier to each of the data items based on current update statistics in the database, such that the data items and assigned data property identifiers are transmitted over a memory channel to the non-volatile memory device.


Provided is a video decoding method according to one embodiment including obtaining a residual signal of a block of an image from a bitstream, determining at least one partition of the block of the image, based on a maskmap which is division information of the block, performing filtering at a boundary of the at least one partition, and generating a reconstructed signal based on a result of performing the filtering. The filtering is performed using at least one of the residual signal and a predicted signal corresponding to the residual signal.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-11

An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display, an electronic pen, a slot in which the electronic pen can be inserted in or detached from, a pen sensing module configured to sense an insertion/detachment of the electronic pen, a pen input module configured to receive an input using the electronic pen, and a processor configured to activate the pen input module while the display maintains an OFF-state when the detachment of the electronic pen is sensed within the OFF-state of the display.


A condensed cyclic compound represented by Formula 1:


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-04

An apparatus and method for determining a valid user input in an electronic device is provided. The electronic device generally includes a touch unit included in a touch input circuit, wherein the touch unit corresponds to a touch area, a signal generator configured to transmit a signal to a first signal line and a second signal line by generating the signal, a signal measuring device configured to measure a part of a modified signal based on the transmitted signal, and a signal determiner configured to determine whether a user input is provided to the touch area based on the measured signal. The first signal line connects the signal generator and the touch unit, and the second signal line extends from the signal generator and is parallel with the first signal line.


An electronic device is provided in a wireless communication system. The device comprises a plurality of antenna sets; a plurality of antenna elements configuring the plurality of antenna sets; an RF transceiver including a plurality of switches for selecting the plurality of antenna elements and a plurality of phase shifters for shifting the phase of a signal transmitted/received through the plurality of antenna elements; and a control unit for determining a beam forming direction and the phase of the signal by simultaneously controlling the plurality of switches and the plurality of phase shifters according to a beambook.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-01

A display device is provided. A display device comprising: a first substrate comprising a display area and a non-display area and placed to face each other; a light-blocking pattern comprising an opening part formed on the first substrate in the non-display area; and a dummy color layer disposed under the opening part on the first substrate at a location corresponding to the opening part, wherein the opening part and the dummy color layer extend in a direction.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-18

The present invention refers to a method of manufacturing a plastic substrate. The method includes: immersing a transparent plastic support member in a coating solution for forming an inorganic layer and thereby forming a first inorganic layer and a second inorganic layer on both sides of the plastic support member, respectively; and immersing the plastic support member formed with the first inorganic layer and the second inorganic layer in a coating solution for forming an organic-inorganic hybrid layer and thereby forming a first organic-inorganic hybrid layer and a second organic-inorganic hybrid layer on the first inorganic layer and the second inorganic layer, respectively. The coating solution for forming an inorganic layer may include a silicone monomer including a silicon oxide moiety and a coupling moiety, and the coating solution for forming an organic-inorganic hybrid layer may include an organic binder component and inorganic particles dispersed in the organic binder component.


The present invention relates to a composition for treating inflammatory brain diseases, which includes stem cell-derived exosomes as an active ingredient. The stem cell-derived exosomes according to the present invention can be usefully applied to the treatment of inflammatory brain diseases, because the exosomes have outstanding therapeutic effects, including inhibiting cell death due to inflammation in nerve cells, increasing the survival rate in an inflammatory-brain-disease animal model, and substantially reducing brain damage and inflammatory cytokine levels due to inflammatory reactions such as edema.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-22

Provided are a method and apparatus for encoding a video signal and a method and apparatus for decoding a video signal. The method of encoding the video signal includes: determining an optimum scaling bit depth of the video signal in consideration of a maximum bit number of an intermediate value obtained during transformation of the video signal and a maximum bit precision of the video signal; scaling the video signal according to a local shift value corresponding to a difference between the determined optimum scaling bit depth and an original bit depth of the video signal; and transforming the scaled video signal.


Disclosed is a method for controlling an electronic device. The method for controlling an electronic device may comprise the steps of: determining whether there is an obstacle in the first direction from the electronic device; if it is determined that there is an object in the first direction, determining that the electronic device is disposed indoors; and if it is determined that there is no obstacle in the first direction, determining that the electronic device is disposed outdoors.


An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a communication module, a memory configured to store multiple recognition algorithms for analyzing user activities, and a processor configured to acquire activity schedule information related to a user activity; select at least one recognition algorithm among the multiple recognition algorithms, at least based on the acquired activity schedule information; and analyze activity information related to the user activity, using the at least one recognition algorithm, thereby providing activity guide information related to the user activity.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-15

Provided is a CT system having a cooling system. The CT system may include a gantry unit including: a rotor; and an assembly component; an intake provided on a first surface of the rotor; and an outtake provided on a second surface opposite to the first surface of the rotor, wherein the gantry unit is cooled by air moving through the intake and the outtake due to a rotation force or a centrifugal force generated by a rotation movement of the rotor.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-04-05

A rechargeable battery includes a conductive case including a bottom part and a wall part extending from a periphery of the bottom part, an electrode assembly including a positive electrode and a negative electrode, and accommodated in the case, a cap plate opposite to the bottom part and electrically connected to the case, a positive terminal fixed to the cap plate and electrically connected to the cap plate, a negative terminal fixed to the cap plate and electrically insulated from the cap plate, a positive electrode tab extending from the positive electrode and electrically connected to the bottom part, and a negative electrode tab extending from the negative electrode, facing the positive electrode tab, and electrically connected to the negative terminal, wherein a length of the cap plate in a first direction is less than a height of the wall part in a second direction.


A method of determining a level of detail (LOD) for a texturing includes: acquiring texture coordinate data on pixels included in an upper block; determining a reference quad among quads included in the upper block; determining a similarity between the determined reference quad and the upper block using texture coordinates of the determined reference quad and the upper block; and determining LODs of remaining quads among the quads included in the upper block to be the same as an LOD of the determined reference quad in response to the determining of the similarity including determining that the determined reference quad and the upper block are similar.


A device, apparatus and method for a hybrid secondary screen smart cover with e-ink is provided. The apparatus includes a first panel comprising a first display unit and a second display unit, wherein the first display unit is configured to display at least one object for executing at least one application which is installed in the electronic device and provide, to the electronic device, information for an object which is selected among the at least one object, and wherein the second display unit is configured to display an user interface (UI) corresponding to the information by using e-ink.


A method, for displaying application data in a wireless communication system, comprises the steps of: if a WiFi display session has been configured due to a search between a first device and a second device, the first device transmitting to the second device through the WiFi display session audio and video data among application data which is being executed by means of the first device; the first device transmitting to the second device through a session that is not the WiFi display session graphic user interface data of a text related to the transmitted audio and video data; and the first device receiving an end command with respect to the the application data and then transmitting to the second device a message comprising a configuration parameter for stopping the display of the graphical user interface data of the text.


An exterior package for an electrode assembly of an electrochemical device includes a plurality of linear patterns. Each of the linear patterns has a cross-section of an uneven structure in a thickness direction of the electrode assembly and a linear pattern of the linear patterns includes a first element line and a second element line, which extend in different directions on a plane perpendicular to the thickness direction of the electrode assembly.


A photosensitive composition including a quantum dot dispersion, a photopolymerizable monomer having a carbon-carbon double bond, and a photoinitiator, wherein the quantum dot dispersion includes an acid group-containing polymer and a plurality of quantum dots dispersed in the acid group-containing polymer, and wherein the acid group-containing polymer includes a copolymer of a monomer combination including a first monomer having a carboxylic acid group or a phosphonic acid group and a carbon-carbon double bond and a second monomer having a carbon-carbon double bond and a hydrophobic group and not having a carboxylic acid group and a phosphonic acid group.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-25

In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a washing machine may be provided to be able to automatically add a liquid detergent into a tub. The washing machine in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes a detergent box for containing a detergent or rinse; a detergent supply pump for pumping the detergent or rinse contained in the detergent box; a connection pipe connected to the detergent supply pump and a tub; and an open/close unit for opening or closing the connection pipe, wherein the open/close unit is configured to open the connection pipe only when the detergent or rinse is pumped by the detergent supply pump.


An image forming apparatus includes an image former configured to perform printing using an LPH (LED Print Head) that emits light to a photosensitive drum based on a sync signal; a sensor configured to sense a cyclical speed of the photosensitive drum; and an LPH controller configured to adjust a generation gap of the sync signal using the sensed cyclical speed.


A method of controlling an image forming apparatus (200) using a user terminal (100) includes displaying a popup window corresponding to an event generated in the image forming apparatus (200), determining whether at least one user terminal (100) is connected to the image forming apparatus (200), and applying a previously set timeout to the popup window according to the connection of the user terminal.


An electrode active material including a secondary particle, the secondary particle including: a plurality of primary particles including a silicon-containing material; an electrically conductive material; and a chemically cross-linked water-insoluble polymer. Also an electrode, and a secondary battery, both of which include the electrode active material, and a method of preparing the electrode active material.


An organometallic compound, an organic light-emitting device including the organometallic compound, and a composition for use in diagnosis including the organometallic compound are provided.


Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for generating a codeword, and a method and an apparatus for recovering a codeword. An encoder calculates the number of punctured symbol nodes among symbol nodes included in a codeword, punctures symbol nodes located at even or odd number positions among the symbol nodes included in the codeword, calculates the number of symbol nodes which need to be additionally punctured on the basis of the calculated number of the symbol nodes to be punctured, classifies the symbol nodes, which need to be additionally punctured, into one or more punctured node groups on the basis of the calculated number of symbol nodes which need to be punctured, determines the locations on the codeword where the one or more punctured node groups are to be arranged, and punctures the symbol nodes included in the codeword which belong to the punctured node groups according to the determined locations. A transmission unit transmits the codeword.


Provided are a material for an organic electroluminescence device and an organic electroluminescence device including the same. The material for an organic electroluminescence device is a monoamine compound represented by the following General Formula (1).^(1) is one selected from O, S, R^(9)-C-R^(10), or N-R^(11), R^(1) to R^(11) are each independently alkyl having 10 or less carbon atoms, aryl having 6 to 30 carbon atoms for forming a ring, alkyloxy, alkylthio, trialkylsilyl, aryloxy, arylthio, triarylsilyl, alkyldiarylsilyl, dialkylarylsilyl, or heteroaryl having 2 to 30 carbon atoms for forming a ring, n is an integer of 0 to 4, m is an integer of 0 to 3, and o is an integer of 0 to 2.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-25

A wearable electronic device is provided. The wearable electronic device comprises a body including a processor and at least one strap being connected with the body, wherein the strap includes a first sensor configured to detect whether a first area of the strap is bent and a first member configured to be contracted in a first direction when a current is applied thereto to adjust a bent state of the first area, wherein the processor detects whether the first area is bent by using the first sensor, and when it is detected that the first area is bent, the processor applies a current to the first member to adjust the bent state of the first area.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-18

Disclosed herein is a dehumidifier which has an improved usability of a user. The dehumidifier includes a main body provided with a water container mounting portion on an upper portion of which a water container is mounted, a water container detachably mounted on the water container mounting portion, a water collection tray provided inside the main body to collect water, a heat exchanger provided between the water container mounting portion and the water collection tray and a drain hole provided at the water container mounting portion to discharge water in the water container mounting portion downward.


A display device (DS) includes a display member (100) configured to display an image; and a window member (200) including a transmission area (TA) configured to transmit the image, and a bezel area (BA) having a color and arranged adjacent to the transmission area (TA) in a plan view, the window member (200) including a base member (210) in which a plurality of air gaps (210-H, 210-H1, 210-H2) are defined in an area of the base member (210) corresponding to the bezel area (BA); and a color member (220) in the air gaps (210-H, 210-H1, 21 0-H2) to define the color of the bezel area (BA).


Photoelectric Device and Electronic Apparatus Including the Same Provided are photoelectric devices and electronic apparatuses including the photoelectric devices. A photoelectric device may include a photoactive layer, the photoactive layer may include a nanostructure layer configured to generate a charge in response to light and a semiconductor layer adjacent to the nanostructure layer. The nanostructure layer may include one or more quantum dots. The semiconductor layer may include an oxide semiconductor. The photoelectric device may include a first electrode and a second electrode that contact different regions of the photoactive layer. A number of the photoelectric conversion elements may be arranged in a horizontal direction or may be stacked in a vertical direction. The photoelectric conversion elements may absorb and thereby detect light in different wavelength bands without the use of color filters.


Provided are apparatuses and methods for detecting biological information. An apparatus for detecting biological information may include a biological signal measurement unit having at least two light emission elements having different light emission angles. The at least two light emission elements may include different types of light sources. The at least two light emission elements may include multiple light sources of the same type, and in this case, an optical element configured to adjust a light emission angle of one of the light sources may be provided. The apparatus for detecting biological information may include a biological signal measurement unit including a light emitting unit having variable light emission angle. The apparatus for detecting biological information may further include a data processor configured to extract and analyze biological information of a subject from data measured by the biological signal measurement unit.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-22

A method and electronic device for adaptive processing of sound data is provided. An electronic device includes a speaker, a communication module configured to communicate with an external electronic device, and a processor connected to the communication module, wherein the processor is configured to receive data from the external electronic device using the communication module, when the data corresponds to speech, decode the data using a first decoding scheme and change the quality of the decoded data using a first signal processing scheme, when the data corresponds to music, decode the data using a second decoding scheme and change the quality of the decoded data using a second signal processing scheme, and output, through the speaker, an audio signal corresponding to the data changed using the first signal processing scheme or the second signal processing scheme.


A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device includes at least one switching cell that uses a first switcher (310) to switch paths for two of four radio frequency (RF) signals is used to output the two RF signals. The MRI device includes RF coils including a plurality of coils for receiving RF signals from an object to which magnetic fields are applied; an image processor for creating a magnetic resonance image based on the received RF signals; and a switching unit for switching connections between a plurality of input ports (341, 342, 343, 344) connectable to the plurality of coils and a plurality of output ports (323, 333) connectable to the image processor, wherein the switching unit includes at least one switching cell including four input ports, two output ports connected to two of the four input ports, and a first switcher (310) for switching between paths extended from second and third input ports among the four input ports.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-22

A loudspeaker includes an enclosure (10) including a resonance chamber (90) and an acoustic emission aperture (20) for communication of the resonance chamber (90) with the outside, and a plurality of speaker units (31-34) including a first speaker unit (30a) arranged in a first direction and a second speaker unit (30b) arranged in a second direction, and the plurality of speaker units (31-34) being accommodated in the enclosure (10) in a non-coaxial arrangement. Front slit spaces (51-54) of the plurality of speaker units (31-34) are in communication with the resonance chamber (90).


An electronic apparatus includes a microphone; a communicator configured to communicate with an external device; and a controller configured to generate sound data based on a sound input to the microphone, receive audio data from the external device through the communicator, the audio data corresponding to a sound output from the external device, and control to transmit, through the communicator, a command to the external device to adjust an intensity of the sound output from the external device based on a result of comparison between the sound data and the audio data.


Provided is a pelvis fixing device including a rear fixing module (110) including a driving module mounting portion, the rear fixing portion (110) configured to enclose a side surface and a rear surface of a waist of a user, and a front fixing module (120) including a soft layer and a hard layer configured to enclose a front surface of the waist of the user, wherein the hard layer is connected to the rear fixing module to form a closed loop around the waist of the user.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-29

An uninterruptible power supply (100) includes a battery unit (200) including battery racks (210) divided into at least one first battery rack (210a) including a first battery (213a) and at least one second battery rack (210b) including a second battery (213b); an overall control unit (105) configured to determine an operation mode of the battery unit (200) from among a discharge mode and a charge mode, and a measurement unit (111) configured to monitor an amount of accumulated power consumption of a load (40) during each of a plurality of time periods and transmitting data associated with the monitoring to the overall control unit (105).


An electronic device includes a housing having a first and second battery, a power management integrated circuit, a battery charging circuit, and a booster circuit. The housing also includes a first switch connected with the first battery, a second switch connected with the second battery, and a control circuit. The control circuit provides, one of a first state where the first battery is connected with the PMIC and the battery charging circuit, a second state where the first battery is connected with the booster circuit and the battery charging circuit, a third state where the first battery forms an open circuit, a fourth state where the second battery is connected with the PMIC and the battery charging circuit, a fifth state where the second battery is connected with the booster circuit and the battery charging circuit, and a sixth state where the second battery forms an open circuit.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-15

Disclosed is a display device including: a substrate including a display area for displaying an image and a peripheral area neighboring the display area; a plurality of signal lines formed in the display area; a pad formed in the peripheral area; and a plurality of connection wires for connecting the signal lines and the pad, wherein a first connection wire and a second connection wire neighboring the first connection wire from among the plurality of connection wires are disposed on different layers, and the first connection wire and the second connection wire, which are formed to extend from the pad and are bent at least twice to have at least one being bent toward backward direction, are disposed in the peripheral area.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-01

A lithium metal battery including: a lithium metal anode; a protective layer disposed on the lithium metal anode, the protective layer including: a polymer and at least one selected from a metal salt including a Group 1 and Group 2 element and a nitrogen-containing additive; a cathode; and a liquid electrolyte disposed between the protective layer and the cathode, the liquid electrolyte including an organic solvent, wherein the at least one selected from a metal salt comprising a Group 1 element or Group 2 element and a nitrogen-containing additive is insoluble in the organic solvent of the liquid electrolyte.


An organic light-emitting device comprising: a first electrode; a second electrode facing the first electrode; and an organic layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, the organic layer comprising a compound represented by Formula 1. The organic light-emitting device comprising the compound of Formula 1 may have high efficiency, low driving voltage, high brightness, and long lifespan characteristics.


A method is provided for authenticating a user. The method includes receiving information regarding a first movement of the wearable device from a wearable device, detecting a second movement comprising one of a movement on a display of a electronic device and a movement of the electronic device, and unlocking the electronic device if the first movement matches the second movement.


A gamma reference voltage generator includes first and second resistors between a base voltage source and an input node, a third resistor coupled to a first node between the first resistor and the second resistor, a first transistor coupled to the input node and coupled to a first output node, a fourth resistor coupled between the first transistor and the input node, an operational amplifier coupled to the first node and coupled to a second terminal of the third resistor, a second transistor coupled to the first transistor, coupled to the second terminal of the third resistor and a second output node, and coupled to an output terminal of the operational amplifier, a fifth resistor and a first capacitor coupled in parallel between the second output node and the base voltage source, and a plurality of resistors coupled between the first output node and the second output node.


Provided are an organic electrolytic solution and a lithium battery including the organic electrolytic solution, wherein the organic electrolytic solution includes an organic solvent, a lithium salt, a borate compound represented by Formula 1 below, and an ionic metal complex represented by Formula 2 below:R_(1), R_(2), and R_(3) are each independently a hydrogen; a C_(1)-C_(5) alkyl group substituted or unsubstituted with a halogen; or a C_(1)-C_(5) cyanoalkyl group substituted or unsubstituted with a halogen,at least one of the R_(1), R_(2), and R_(3) includes a cyanoalkyl group,Me is an element selected from the group consisting of transition metals and Groups 13 to 15 elements of the periodic table,M is a metal ion,a is an integer from 1 to 3, b is an integer from 1 to 3, s=b/a,p is an integer from 0 to 8, q is 0 or 1, r is an integer from 1 to 4,X_(1) and X_(2) are each independently O, S, or NR_(6),R_(4) and R_(6) are each independently a halogen, a C_(1)-C_(5) alkyl group substituted or unsubstituted with a halogen, or a C_(1)-C_(5) aryl group substituted or unsubstituted with a halogen, andR_(5) is a C_(1)-C_(5) alkylene group substituted or unsubstituted with a halogen or a C_(4)-C_(10) arylene group substituted or unsubstituted with a halogen.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-08

An electronic white board that includes a display configured to display a screen, a first sensor configured to sense a touch on the display, a second sensor configured to sense electromagnetic waves emitted from an object that touches the display, and a controller configured to perform a function that corresponds to the touch that is sensed by any one of the first sensor and the second sensor depending on whether the electromagnetic waves are sensed by the second sensor.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-01

A display structure comprising a display medium (36) and a mechanical support (32, 37a, 37b). The display medium has a first viewing surface (35a), wherein for the same display medium the display structure is provided with a second viewing surface (35b) opposed to the first viewing surface. The mechanical support enables interchanging the first viewing surface and the second viewing surface with respect to a viewing direction in that it comprises a roller (34) for accomodating the collapsed flexible display medium.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-22

A display apparatus includes a printed circuit board (PCB). A power management integrated circuit (PMIC) is mounted on the PCB and is configured to generate first to fourth gate clock signals and first to fourth inversion gate clock signals. A phase of the first gate clock signal partially overlaps a phase of the second to fourth gate clock signal. Each of the first to fourth inversion gate clock signals has a phase opposite to that of a respective one of the first to fourth gate clock signals. A gate driver generates a plurality of gate signals based on the first to fourth gate clock signals and the first to fourth inversion gate clock signals and applies the plurality of gate signals to a plurality of gate lines. A display panel is connected to the plurality of gate lines.


Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for high frequency decoding for bandwidth extension. The method for high frequency decoding for bandwidth extension comprises the steps of: decoding an excitation class; transforming a decoded low frequency spectrum on the basis of the excitation class; and generating a high frequency excitation spectrum on the basis of the transformed low frequency spectrum. The method and apparatus for high frequency decoding for bandwidth extension according to an embodiment can transform a restored low frequency spectrum and generate a high frequency excitation spectrum, thereby improving the restored sound quality without an excessive increase in complexity.


Provided is an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus including: an image processor configured to generate, as an amount of a contrast agent introduced into a target tissue of an object changes, a plurality of ultrasound images showing different sizes of regions in a target tissue region representing a tissue into which the contrast agent has been introduced; a display configured to display a first ultrasound image from among the plurality of ultrasound images; a user input unit configured to receive a user input for setting a region of interest (ROI) in the displayed first ultrasound image; and a controller configured to determine, based on the set ROI, the regions in the plurality of ultrasound images representing the tissue into which the contrast agent has been introduced and determine the region of the target tissue based on the determined regions.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-08

A speaker apparatus according to an embodiment comprises: a speaker enclosure having a sound outlet extending along the circumference thereof; a speaker driver disposed inside the speaker enclosure to generate sound; and a phase plug disposed inside the speaker enclosure and configured to guide the sound generated by the speaker driver to the sound outlet, at least a part of the phase plug being spaced apart from the speaker driver.


An image display apparatus includes a camera configured to capture an image of a users face, a display configured to display a video currently being reproduced in the image display apparatus, and a controller configured to detect a change in facial expression from the captured image of the users face when entering a personal video recording (PVR) mode and when the change in facial expression is detected, to store the video to be reproduced from a first time point before a point in time at which the change in facial expression is detected to a second time point after the point in time at which the change in facial expression is detected.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-01

A method for operating an electronic device to display a user input, the method comprises if a writing utensil is within a predetermined proximity for a display panel of the electronic device, activating a black screen display mode for the display panel, and if the writing utensil contacts the electronic device, displaying a input of the writing utensil by activating individual pixels of the display panel. The black screen display mode is a low power mode. The individual pixels corresponds to locations where the writing utensil contacted the electronic device.


The present disclosure relates to a superconducting magnet apparatus including a cryogenic cooler and a cooler chamber accommodating the cooler. At least one protrusion is provided on one of the outer surface of the cryogenic cooler and the inner surface of the cooler chamber, and a holding groove is provided in the other one thereof. The protrusion is inserted in the holding groove, thereby stably maintaining a state in which the cryogenic cooler is installed in the cooler chamber through the holding groove and protrusion.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-15

A display device including: a display panel including a gate line and a data line; and a shift register including a stage for driving the gate line. The stage may include a first driving unit in a display area of the display panel and a second driving unit in a non-display area of the display panel.


A wireless communication network includes a base station and a relay station. The relay station is configured to relay communications between the base station and at least one subscriber station. The base station is configured to communicate with the subscriber station via the relay station. The base station further is configured to transmit, in a subframe, a plurality of transport blocks for a plurality of Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) processes to the relay station. Each transport block corresponds to a different HARQ process.


A method of preventing or treating a disease associated with demyelination of a nerve cell in a mammal, a method of promoting remyelination or suppressing demyelination of a nerve cell in a mammal, and a method of reducing expression of PMP22 in a nerve cell of a mammal by administration of 2,5-dihydroxybenzenesulfonic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof.


A photosensitive composition including a quantum dot dispersion, a reactive compound having at least two thiol groups, a photopolymerizable monomer having a carbon-carbon double bond, and a photoinitiator, wherein the quantum dot dispersion includes a carboxylic acid group -containing polymer and a quantum dot dispersed in the carboxylic acid group containing polymer, and wherein the carboxylic acid group-containing polymer includes a copolymer of a monomer combination including a first monomer having a carboxylic acid group and a carbon-carbon double bond and a second monomer having a carbon-carbon double bond and a hydrophobic moiety and not having a carboxylic acid group.


A beam steering device, an optical apparatus including the beam steering device, and a beam steering method are provided. The beam steering device includes a polarization converter adjusting a polarization direction of light that is emitted from a light source, and an antenna array receiving the light from the polarization converter and emitting light in different propagating direction depending on the polarization direction of the light from the polarization converter.


Provided is a method for transmitting an uplink Channel Sounding (CS) Reference Signal (RS) channel in a wireless communication system. The method includes transmitting symbols of the CS RS channel through an entire system band in a previously selected at least one of Long Blocks (LBs) constituting one time slot of a subframe; and transmitting symbols of control channels through a predetermined band in LBs remaining after symbols of the CS RS channel are applied in the time slot, by applying an orthogonal sequence determined according to the number of LBs to which symbols of the CS RS channel are applied.


Patent
Samsung and Seoul National University | Date: 2017-02-22

A 5^(th) generation (5G) or a pre-5G communication system to support a higher data transmission rate than a system after a 4^(th) generation (4G) communication system such as long-term evolution (LTE) is provided. A method of determining a carrier sense threshold by one source terminal in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes identifying whether one or more interferer terminals and one or more destination terminals exist for one source terminal, and if the terminals exist, determining a carrier sense threshold of each of the one or more interferer terminals and the one or more destination terminals based on an interference intensity received from the one or more destination terminals and a feedback link margin.


A method by a terminal in a wireless communication system comprises receiving, from a base station, configuration information that indicates to provide preferred power related information. The method comprises determining whether current preferred power related information is different from previous preferred power related information. The method comprises identifying whether a timer associated with a message is running. The method comprises transmitting, to the base station, the message including the preferred power related information if the current preferred power related information is different from the previous preferred power related information and the timer is not running.


A method for operating a first electronic device is provided. The method includes displaying a first graphic element and a first screen part related to a second electronic device on a first display of the first electronic device and detecting movement of the first graphic element in relation to the first screen part. The method also includes displaying a second screen part related to the second electronic device in response to the movement where a second graphic element corresponding to the first graphic element is inserted in the second screen part.


An electronic device is provided. The electronic includes a camera module and a processor configured to capture at least one image of an object using the camera module, obtain a sound using a microphone operably connected to the processor when the at least one image is captured, determine whether the sound is related to the object, when the sound is determined to be unrelated to the object, change at least one attribute of the sound and store the changed at least one attribute of the sound.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-08

An electrochemical device includes an electrode assembly in which a length direction, a thickness direction and a width direction are defined, and a packing member including a first packing film and a second packing film for packing the electrode assembly. The electrochemical device includes a bonded portion formed by bonding an edge of the first packing film with an edge of the second packing film. The bonded portion is configured to be bendable around an axis of the width direction, in a region in the length direction.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-08

A method and apparatus for generating a holographic image from a low resolution image (510,515,520,525) frequency transformed (501) into a low resolution complex holographic image that is subsequently interpolated (502) into a high resolution complex holographic image which is encoded (503) to thereby produce a high resolution computer generated hologram (550,555). By transforming fewer pixels of the low resolution image, the amount of calculation may be reduced and the processing speed for generating the holographic image may be increased.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-15

A method of performing path stroking includes determining whether or not aliasing based on a primitive included in a path will occur using data about the path, generating a texture to be used for performing path stroking based on a result of the determining, and mapping the texture along an edge of the primitive.


An image forming device is provided. The image forming device includes at least one memory, a display configured to display at least one print image based on at least one file, and at least one processor configured to control to select at least one of the at least one displayed print image, as a page to print (print page), based on a received instruction, perform a print process based on the at least one selected print page, acquire the at least one file from at least one file storage area connected to an external system and provide the acquired file to the display, and create print data, based on at least one print page that has received a selection instruction via the selection.


A display device is disclosed. The display device comprises: a display unit for displaying a content; a communication unit for receiving, by performing a communication with a user terminal device, information about a user activity performed in the user terminal device; and a control unit for generating user preference information on the basis of received information about the user activity and the attribute of the content to be displayed and providing a recommended content on the basis of the generated user preference information.


An electrode stack structure including a plurality of stacked electrode layers including electrode layers having multiple tabs, wherein the multiple tabs include a first tab connected to a first lead; and a second tab that is spaced apart from the first tab, and wherein second tabs of electrode layers having a same polarity are electrically connected to each other.


Disclosed are provided indoor unit of an air conditioner. A present invention is to provide an indoor unit of an air conditioner having an improved structure for preventing vibrations and noise of a blade due to vibrations of a motor when the blade rotates, and a blade unit applied to the indoor unit. The indoor unit of the air conditioner includes a main body including an outlet, and a blade unit configured to adjust a direction in which air discharged from the outlet is discharged, wherein the blade unit comprises, a blade coupled with the main body to be rotatable in the outlet, a motor including a rotation transfer member, and configured to generate a rotatory force that is transferred to the blade; and a buffer member made of a material having a restoring force, coupled with the blade at one end, and surrounding a part of the rotation transfer member.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-01

A video decoding method involving intra prediction. The method includes: parsing a most probable mode (MPM) flag of a block while parsing symbols of the block of an encoded video from a received bitstream; determining whether a plurality of candidate intra prediction modes, the number of which is fixed, are used to predict an intra prediction mode of the block based on the MPM flag; if it is determined that the plurality of candidate intra prediction modes are used based on the MPM flag, determining the plurality of candidate intra prediction modes, the number of which is fixed, based on intra prediction modes of a left block and an upper block that are adjacent to the block while restoring the intra prediction mode of the block by using the parsed symbols after finishing the parsing of the symbols of the block.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-22

A display device includes a light source which provides a first light, a color filter including a plurality of quantum dots which absorbs the first light and emits at least one of a second light and a third light that are different from the first light, a first optical filter layer disposed on the color filter, and a second optical filter layer disposed between the light source and the color filter. The first optical filter blocks at least a part of the first light, and the second optical filter transmits at least a part of the first light and reflects at least a part of the second light and the third light.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-18

A method of manufacturing a secondary battery includes: ultrasonic-welding a first electrode plate of an electrode assembly and a first electrode tab to each other by using a first horn including a first protruding tip; ultrasonic-welding a second electrode plate of the electrode assembly and a second electrode tab to each other by using a second horn including a second protruding tip, the second protruding tip having a positioning direction different from a positioning direction of the first protruding tip; and preparing the electrode assembly by arranging a separator between the first and second electrode plates.


A method and apparatus for calculating a torque of a walking assistance device, the method including receiving a measured joint angle, obtaining a gait parameter with respect to a transition among a predetermined number of gait states based on the joint angle, obtaining a gait cycle based on the joint angle, and obtaining an output torque based on the gait cycle and the gait parameter, is provided.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-29

Disclosed is a face recognition apparatus and method, wherein the face recognition apparatus is configured to generate a personalized three-dimensional (3D) face model based on a two-dimensional (2D) input image, acquire 3D shape information and a normalized 2D input image based on the personalized 3D face model, determine feature information based on the 3D shape information and color information of the normalized 2D input image, and perform face recognition based on the feature information.


The X-ray detector includes a side frame; a cover coupled to an outside of the side frame; a first antenna radiator supplied with a power by being coupled to the side frame; and a second antenna radiator provided in the cover while being spaced apart from the first antenna radiator, and configured to resonate with the first antenna radiator.


An electronic device and method are provided. The electronic device includes a communication module configured to support short-range wireless communication with an external device using a first band and a second band; a processor electrically connected to the communication module; and a memory electrically connected to the processor, wherein the memory, when executed, stores instructions to cause the processor to confirm at least one characteristic of a function and surrounding network environment information in response to a function performance request, and perform the function through one of the first band and the second band of the external device based on at least one of the characteristic of the function and the surrounding network environment information.


Disclosed is a method of displaying an object on a device. The method includes specifying a first object displayed on a screen from among a plurality of objects including order information, displaying, on the screen, a second object corresponding to an object information area selected from among a plurality of object information areas indicating the plurality of objects displayed together with the first object based on the order information, and changing an object displayed on the screen to the specified first object when a return input for the specified first object is received.


A method of performing an arithmetic operation by a processing apparatus includes determining a polynomial expression approximating an arithmetic operation to be performed on a variable; adaptively determining upper bits for addressing a look-up table (LUT) according to a variable section to which the variable belongs; obtaining coefficients of the polynomial expression from the LUT by addressing the LUT using a value of the upper bits; and performing the arithmetic operation by calculating a result value of the polynomial expression using the coefficients.


A gate protection circuit includes: a clock signal generator to generate a plurality of gate clock signals; a gate driver to output gate signals based on the plurality of gate clock signals, the gate driver including a plurality of gate driving circuits cascaded to each other; and a monitoring line configured to transmit a feedback signal based on the plurality of gate clock signals via the plurality of gate driving circuits to the clock signal generator. The clock signal generator is to block generation of the plurality of gate clock signals in response to the feedback signal.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-11

Disclosed herein are a display device which exhibits superior surface flatness of an upper electrode substrate and excellent sealing effects by performing sealing such that an end of a barrier formed in a front electrode is inserted into the upper electrode having a gel-state, and a method of producing the same. The display device includes a first electrode module comprising a first electrode, a second electrode module including a second electrode, the second electrode module facing the first electrode module, a plurality of barriers formed on the first electrode module, each barrier having an end inserted into the second electrode, a plurality of cavities formed by the first electrode module and the barriers, and an electric field-dependent layer formed in each of the cavities, the electric field-dependent layer having properties changed by an electric field applied between the first electrode module and the second electrode module.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-01

A texture processor includes: a texture cache configured to store textures; a controller configured to determine a texture address corresponding to a requested texture among the stored textures and read a texture corresponding to the texture address from the texture cache; a format converter configured to convert a format of the read texture into another format, based on a degree of texture precision required by a graphics processing unit (GPU); and a texture filter configured to perform texture filtering using the read texture having its format converted into the another format.


Provided are colour splitter structures, methods of manufacturing the colour splitter structures, image sensors including the colour splitter structures, methods of manufacturing the image sensors, and optical apparatuses including the image sensors. A colour splitter (CS10) may include a plurality of colour splitter elements (CE10) configured to divide an incident light into a plurality of exit lights according to wavelength; and at least one of the colour splitter elements (CE10) may include a first element portion (E10), a second element portion (E20) disposed to be shifted relative to the first element portion (E10) so as to partially overlap with the first element portion (E10), and an etch stop layer (ES10) provided between the first (E10) and second (E20) element portions.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-01

Methods and apparatuses for CSI reporting mechanisms are provided. A user equipment (UE) includes a transceiver and a processor operably connected to the transceiver. The transceiver is configured to receive channel state information (CSI) process configuration information including at least one beamformed type associated with a plurality of non-zero-power (NZP) CSI reference signal (CSI-RS) resource configurations and receive a CSI-RS resource index (CRI) reporting configuration. The processor is configured to calculate, in response to receipt of the configuration information, a CRI and a channel quality indicator (CQI). The transceiver is further configured to report the CRI and the CQI by transmitting the CRI and the CQI on an uplink channel.


Provided is a method for a base station to support handover of a terminal in a mobile communication system. The method may include: receiving a random access preamble from the terminal; transmitting packets stored for the terminal to the terminal; and receiving a handover complete message from the terminal, wherein transmission of the stored packets to the terminal is initiated before receiving the handover complete message. In a feature of the present invention, when a terminal receiving data from the source base station is handed over to the target base station, it is possible to more rapidly transmit the terminal data forwarded to the target base station to the handed over terminal. Hence, user convenience can be enhanced.


A method comprising determining segments for a plurality of trajectories, wherein each trajectory comprises radio frequency (RF) data from a communication device; determining RF features for the segments; forming clusters of the segments according to the RF features; and generating routes for a map using the clusters is provided.


According to the present invention, a user device can obtain together, from an advertisement server for providing an advertisement service, via a neighbor access point device, update condition information on advertisement information in the course of obtaining the advertisement information. In addition, if the update condition information is satisfactory, the user device requests the advertisement information from the advertisement server via an AP and stores the advertisement information received in response to the request, thereby being capable of updating the advertisement information.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-08

A display device (1000A) includes a substrate (110), an encapsulation unit (190) opposite to the substrate, a display unit (120) disposed between the substrate and the encapsulation unit and including a pixel, a camera unit (105A) disposed on one side of the substrate and including at least one camera module (101), and a mirror member (160) disposed on one side of the encapsulation unit.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-15

An electronic device and a method for generating video content in the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a memory; a camera; and a processor configured to generate additional information based on user interaction information obtained while an image is obtained through the camera, encode the image as video data, and store a video file including the video data and the additional information in the memory.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-22

A method of adjusting a brightness of an image includes matching an object model to an object based on one or more feature points of the object extracted from an input image including the object; mapping a surface normal map in a two-dimensional (2D) image form to the input image based on the matched object model; and generating shadow information for the input image based on the mapped surface normal map and a virtual light source.


Patent
Samsung, Korea University of Technology and Education | Date: 2017-01-25

A frame module includes a frame configured to enclose a portion of a user, and at least one reinforcement belt of which both end portions are connected to both sides of the frame, thereby restricting a splaying level of the frame in a predetermined direction.


A system for controlling a notification event and a method thereof are provided. An electronic device may include: a communication interface configured to communicate with an external device; and a controller configured to transmit information about a notification event which is set in the electronic device, to the external device through the communication interface when it is determined that a battery level at a first time is less than or equal to a preset threshold value, and the notification event is scheduled for a second time which is within a pre-defined time interval from the first time.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-15

An electronic device and method for processing a user input in the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a display; an input module configured to receive a user input; and a processor configured to: execute an application on a first layer having a first area; set a second layer having a second area, is the second layer being above the first layer; output the first layer and the second layer on the display, the second layer at least partially overlapping on the first layer; and if the user input is received in the second area and satisfies a given condition, execute a pre-defined function corresponding to the given condition.


An electronic device for making a payment is provided. The electronic device includes a display configured to receive a user command, a transceiver configured to communicate with an external device, and a processor configured to request a token associated with a financial service from a payment server when a user requests the financial service and to generate data for providing the financial service by using the token and service information when the token and the service information associated with the financial service is received from the payment server.


In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, a cleaner includes a gravity compensation apparatus for applying compensation force to a handle unit, the gravity compensation apparatus having an elastic member connected to one side of the handle unit to generate compensation force and a sliding member for making translational movement in conjunction with turning motion of the handle unit to keep the compensation force in a constant direction regardless of an angle of the handle unit. The torque due to gravity applied to a handle unit of a vacuum cleaner may be precisely compensated, thereby relieving the burden of the user from the weight of the handle unit while the user holds the handle unit for cleaning.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-22

A dishwasher comprising a body (10), a wash tub (12) provided in the body, a basket (14) provided in the wash tub and adapted to accommodate dishes, a spray unit (43) fixed to the wash tub and adapted to spray wash water, a reflecting plate assembly (50) to reflect wash water sprayed from the spray unit onto the dishes accommodated in the basket, and a drive unit (300) to drive the reflecting plate assembly, wherein the drive unit (300) comprises a motor (310) to generate driving force, a belt (340) to connected to the motor to transmit the driving force, a belt holder (500) to receive the driving force from the belt, a guide rail (200) to guide movement of the belt holde, anda reflecting plate holder (70) to connect the belt holder to the reflecting plate assembly, wherein the belt holder comprises a belt holder body (510) coupled to the belt and a plurality of elastic legs (530) protruding from the belt holder body to be supported by the guide rail.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-01

Disclosed are provided a drum washing machine having an improved coupling structure of a door and a cabinet. A drum washing machine comprising: a cabinet forming an outer appearance of the drum washing machine, and having an opening into which laundry is put; a door configured to open and close the opening of the cabinet; a hinge assembly including a hinge shaft to support the door such that the door is rotatable with respect to the cabinet; and an reinforcement member configured to support the cabinet and the hinge assembly, and rotatably connected to the hinge shaft.


A composition includes a product of a condensation reaction between a thermal cross-linking agent and a product of hydrolysis and condensation polymerization of a compound represented by Chemical Formula 1:


An apparatus and method for storing security information are provided. The apparatus is generally an electronic device that includes a memory configured to include a secured region to store security information and a processor configured to electrically connect with the memory. The processor is further configured to execute an application program configured to store the security information in a first secured region, to receive a request to store the security information from the application program, and to store the security information in a second secured region different from the first secured region in response to the request.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-11

An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a plurality of microphones, a memory configured to store a first specified time set to form a beam in a first direction using the plurality of microphones, and a processor connected to the plurality of microphones and configured to receive a sound using the plurality of microphones, determine a direction corresponding to the received sound, and if the direction is equivalent to a second direction, associate a second specified time to the received sound as if a beam is formed in the second direction using the plurality of microphones.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-22

A method in a mobile device is provided for personalizing control settings of a vehicle. The method includes receiving signals from each of a plurality of beacon devices in the vehicle, determining received signal strength indicator (RSSI) values for each of the received signals, generating second information based on first information received from a server and the determined RSSI values, and transmitting a message comprising the second information to the server. The first information comprises information on an arrangement of a plurality of seats in the vehicle. The second information comprises information on a location of the mobile device corresponding to one of the plurality of the seats.


A modeling method searches for a sequence matched to a user input using a fluid animation graph generated based on similarities among frames included in sequences included in the fluid animation graph and models a movement corresponding to the user input based on a result of the searching. Provided also is a corresponding apparatus and a method for preprocessing for such modeling.


A method for transmitting a signal in a wireless communication system, wherein the method comprises transmitting, by a base station, information on a first uplink/downlink, UL/DL, configuration for a primary cell; transmitting, by the base station, information on a second UL/DL configuration for a secondary cell; transmitting, by the base station, first data on a first subframe of the secondary cell based on the second UL/DL configuration; and receiving, by the base station, a response corresponding to the first data on a second subframe of the primary cell, the second subframe being identified based on the first UL/DL configuration.


The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for an electronic device to share content information. The electronic device includes: a display; a processor that is electrically connected to the display; and a memory that is electrically connected to the processor. Upon the processor executing instructions stored in the memory, the processor is configured to perform: displaying a content in the display; detecting at least one shared area from the content; and generating a single image based on information associated with the at least one shared area.


Provided is an electrophotographic image forming apparatus including a developing device attached to/detached from a main body; a memory unit provided in the developing device to transfer information related to the developing device to the main body, and a contact portion for connecting to the main body; and a connection portion provided in the main body, and connecting to the contact portion when the developing device is attached to the main body, wherein one of the connection portion and the contact portion has a first location, where the connection portion or the contact portion is inclined with respect to the first direction of the developing device, and a second location, where the connection portion or the contact portion is in parallel with the first direction.


An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes an outer housing including a first plate, a second plate oriented in an opposite direction of the first plate, and a side member at least partially surrounding a space between the first plate and the second plate and a mid-structure disposed in the outer housing, including a first surface facing the first plate, a second plate facing the second plate, and a third plate facing at least a portion of the side member, and at least partially surrounded by the side member, wherein at least a portion of a side surface of the first plate may be surrounded by the at least a portion of the side member while spaced apart at a first interval, wherein at least a portion of the third surface of the mid-structure may be positioned adjacent to at least another portion of the side member while spaced apart from a second interval, and wherein the second interval may be smaller than the first interval.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-01

A biosignal processing apparatus includes a communication interface configured to receive a biosignal, and a processor configured to set a target interval of the biosignal, calculate a quality metric corresponding to the target interval based on a target component that is a frequency component of the target interval corresponding to a set value and a non-target component that is a frequency component of the target interval not corresponding to the set value, and estimate a quality of the biosignal based on the quality metric.


A method and device for automatic digital customer service agent processing to automatically redirect to a correct channel for assistance. An apparatus includes an electronic device configured to obtain communication information, from one or more sensors, based on customer communication iterations. Customer emotion information and customer situation context information is detected based on customer information. Customer situation context information is detected based on the customer information.


A method and an electronic device are disclosed. The electronic device includes at least one sensor, a reception module and a route information providing module, which executes the method, including determining, by the reception module, a present location as a first location in response to detecting occurrence of a first predetermined event, acquiring movement information by the at least one sensor when the electronic device moves from the first location, after moving from the first location, determining, by the reception module, a new present location as a second location in response to occurrence of a second predetermined event, the determination of the new present location including acquiring geographical location information corresponding to the second location, and generating route information corresponding to at least one interval between the first location and the second location based on at least a part of the acquired movement information and at least a part of the geographical location information.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-08

A flexible battery includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a first unit cell and a second unit cell arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate in lengthwise directions of the first substrate and the second substrate, the first and second unit cells being electrically connected to each other.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-01

An organic photoelectronic device includes an anode (10) and a cathode (20) facing each other, a light-absorption layer (30) between the anode and the cathode, and a first auxiliary layer (40) between the cathode and the light-absorption layer, the first auxiliary layer having an energy bandgap of about 3.0 eV to about 4.5 eV, and a difference between a work function of the cathode and a highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) energy level of the first auxiliary layer is about 1.5 eV to about 2.0 eV.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-15

A portable apparatus and a method for displaying a screen in the portable apparatus are provided. The portable device includes a touch screen, a sensor configured to detect a biometric signal, and a processor configured to control for displaying, on the touch screen, biometric information having a trajectory along one of an hour hand and a minute hand. The biometric information is obtained based on or in relation to the biometric signal in response to a touch detected from the touch screen.


A method of providing a social presence service in a mobile device. The method comprises: i) detecting in the mobile device a change in a calendar event associated with a first user; ii) in response to detecting the calendar event change, modifying in the mobile device social presence information associated with the first user; and iii) publishing the modified social presence information to a social presence server for subsequent sharing with a second user who has subscribed to the social presence information of the first user. The method further comprises: iv) synchronizing the changed calendar event to a calendar server that provides a calendar service to the first user. Detecting the change in the calendar event is performed by an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) service in the mobile device. Modifying the social presence information is performed by an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) service in the mobile device. Publishing the modified social presence information is performed by an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) service in the mobile device.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-01

Provided are a lighting system, a backlight unit and a 3D image display apparatus including the backlight unit. The backlight unit includes: a lighting system configured to selectively output collimated light and diverging light, a diffraction device, and a light guide plate configured to guide the collimated light and the diverging light from the lighting system to the diffraction device. An exit direction of the collimated light from the diffraction device depends on at least one of an angle of incidence of the collimated light and the wavelength of the collimated light.


Provided are a method and apparatus for determining a context model for entropy encoding and decoding of a transformation coefficient. According to the method and apparatus, a context set index ctxset is obtained based on color component information of a transformation unit, a location of a current subset, and whether there is a significant transformation coefficient having a value greater than a first critical value in a previous subset, and a context offset c1 is obtained based on a length of a previous transformation coefficient having consecutive 1s. Also, a context index ctxids for entropy encoding and decoding of a first critical value flag is determined based on the obtained context set index and the context offset.


Provided is an inter-layer video decoding method including determining a size of a subblock of a current block by comparing at least one of a height and a width of a predetermined minimum size of the subblock with at least one of a height and a width of the current block of a first layer image; determining at least one subblock from the current block according to the size of the subblock of the current block; determining a candidate block that corresponds to the current block and is included in an encoded second layer image; determining a candidate subblock from the candidate block of the second layer image by using the subblock of the current block; determining motion information of the subblock included in the current block by using motion information of the candidate subblock included in the candidate block; and generating a prediction block of the current block by using the motion information of the subblock included in the current block.


Patent
Samsung and Sungkyunkwan University | Date: 2017-04-05

A thermoelectric structure that may be included in a thermoelectric device may include a thin-film structure that may include a plurality of thin-film layers. The thin-film structure may include Tellurium. The thin-film structure may be on a substrate. The substrate may include an oxide, and a buffer layer may be between the substrate and the thin-film structure. The thermoelectric structure may be manufactured via depositing material ablated from a target onto the substrate. Some material may react with the substrate to form the buffer layer, and thin film layers may be formed on the buffer layer. The thin film layers may be removed from the substrate and provided on a separate substrate. Removing the thin-film layers from the substrate may include removing the thin-film layers from the buffer layer.


An apparatus and method for encoding and decoding a signal for high frequency bandwidth extension are provided. An encoding apparatus may down-sample a time domain input signal, may core-encode the down-sampled time domain input signal, may transform the core-encoded time domain input signal to a frequency domain input signal, and may perform bandwidth extension encoding using a basic signal of the frequency domain input signal.


An optical sensor (100a) and a method of operating the optical sensor (100a) are provided. The optical sensor (100a) includes a light source (110) configured to emit a light, and a path adjuster (120) configured to adjust a traveling path of the light to reflect the light at a first time, and allow the light to pass through the path adjuster (120) at a second time. The optical sensor (100a) further includes a light receiver (130) configured to receive a reference light among the reflected light, and receive, among the light passing through the path adjuster (120), a measurement light related to a target material (10).


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-22

An image sensor device and a signal processing method thereof are provided. The image sensor includes a plurality of pixels, and at least one pixel of the plurality of pixels includes a micro lens, a filter which includes a first area for filtering a first color signal from a light signal transmitted through the micro lens, and a second area for filtering a second color signal from the transmitted signal, and a first photodiode for converting the first color signal into an electric signal, and a second photodiode for converting the second color signal into an electric signal.


An electromagnetic induction device, and a power supply apparatus and a display apparatus having the same are disclosed, the electromagnetic induction device (1) comprising: a substrate layer (11) comprising at least one substrate configured to be laid one upon another and a thin-film coil pattern (14), which is formed on at least one of both surfaces of the substrate and through which an electric current of a signal flows, the at least one substrate having an opening (15) provided at an inner area of the thin-film coil pattern; a core (12) configured to have a shape corresponding to a circulation path of magnetic flux (41) generated by change in an electric current flowing in the thin-film coil pattern, and arranged to penetrate the inner area of the thin-film coil pattern through the opening of the substrate layer; and a heat dissipation layer (13) disposed on one surface of the substrate, the heat dissipation layer configured to dissipate heat from at least one of the substrate layer and the core. The disclosed configuration addresses the problem of heat dissipation in a thin flat-plate structure.


The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for controlling devices in a home network system by using the recognition of motion and an indoor location of a user. A method for controlling devices providing services in a first terminal of a home network system, according to the present invention, comprises the steps of: receiving motion recognition information from a second terminal within a predetermined time after the motion of the first terminal is recognized; checking whether the first terminal is located within an available service range for at least one device; and activating an interface for controlling the at least one device on the basis of the motion recognition information and whether the first terminal is located within the available service range.


A cleaning robot includes a data acquisition unit that acquires actual sensor data by measuring a distance from a current position to an object to be measured; a local map acquisition unit that acquires a local map by scanning the vicinity of the current position based on an environmental map stored in advance; and a processor that determines coordinates of the current position for the local map by performing matching between the local map and the actual sensor data, and determines a traveling direction based on the current position by calculating a main segment angle of a line segment existing in the local map.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-04-05

An induction heating cooking device comprises: a cooking table having an auxiliary slit through which light passes; an induction coil for generating a magnetic field so as to inductively heat a cooking container placed on the cooking table; at least one light source disposed at the outer edge of the induction coil; an optical member for changing the traveling direction of light emitted the light source and concentrating the light, and a main slit through which light emitted from the optical member passes so as to form a flame image on the cooking container. The induction heating cooking device forms a virtual flame image on the lower surface of a cooking container at the time of operation of the induction coil, thereby enabling the heating state of the cooking container to be easily recognized.


Provided is an apparatus for analyzing living body information including: a plurality of pulse wave sensors configured to detect a pulse wave signal of an object and disposed on a rear surface of the apparatus; a processor configured to analyze living body information of the object based on the detected pulse wave signal; and a display configured to display the analyzed living body information and disposed on a front surface of the apparatus.


An ultrasonic probe, an ultrasonic imaging apparatus including the same, and a method for controlling the same are disclosed, which relate to a method for changing a pulse signal received by an ultrasonic probe by controlling a switching element mounted to an ultrasonic probe during pulse inversion harmonic imaging. The ultrasonic probe includes: a transducer array configured to transmit and receive an ultrasonic signal; a printed circuit board (PCB) electrically connected to the transducer array so as to transmit a pulse signal received from a main body of an ultrasonic imaging apparatus to the transducer array; and a switching circuit configured to change a waveform of the pulse signal received by the PCB and transmitted to the transducer array.


A cover window of a flexible display device includes a base substrate including an out-folding area, an in-folding area, and peripheral areas disposed on opposing sides of at least one of the out-folding area and the in-folding area, a first hard coating layer at a top surface of the base substrate, the first hard coating layer having a substantially uniform thickness, and a second hard coating layer at a bottom surface of the base substrate opposite to the top surface, the second hard coating layer having a thickness different from the thickness of the first hard coating layer. A thickness of a first area of the second hard coating layer that overlaps with the out-folding area and the in-folding area of the base substrate is less than a thickness of a second area of the second hard coating layer that overlaps with the peripheral areas of the base substrate.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-08

Disclosed herein are a washing machine and a method for controlling a washing machine. The washing machine may include: a body; a tub provided inside of the body to store water; a detergent supply unit disposed adjacent to the tub to supply detergent to the tub during an operating mode for washing laundry and to receive water during a cleaning mode; and a controller configured to allow a cleaning of the detergent supply unit to be performed by controlling a flow of water of the detergent supply unit and the tub during the cleaning mode of the detergent supply unit. The present disclosure may be possible to keep the washing machine clean by automatically cleaning a detergent supply unit. In addition, it may be possible to improve the quality and the reliability of the product by automatically cleaning a detergent supply unit by using an input.


Provided are a method and an apparatus for speech recognition, and a method and an apparatus for training transformation parameter. A speech recognition apparatus includes an acoustic score calculator configured to use an acoustic model to calculate an acoustic score of a speech input, an acoustic score transformer configured to transform the calculated acoustic score into an acoustic score corresponding to standard pronunciation by using a transformation parameter, and a decoder configured to decode the transformed acoustic score to output a recognition result of the speech input.


An electronic apparatus is provided, which includes a memory, a communicator, and a processor configured to receive a user command requesting sharing of content, search the content for a region which has security information, based on the received user command, extract an image corresponding to the security information from the found region, identify the security information in the image, and determine whether to change the image, based on the identified security information.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-11

An apparatus for analyzing a biosignal is provided. The apparatus includes a communicator configured to receive from an external device a first biosignal of an object detected by the external device; a synchronizer configured to transmit a synchronization signal to from the external device or receive the synchronization signal from the external device; at least one biosignal detector configured to detect a second biosignal of the object according to the synchronization signal; and a processor configured to compare characteristics of the first biosignal and the second biosignal and obtain biometric information having correlation with a result of the comparison.


A terminal and a method for the terminal to attach to a network in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes selecting a service provider based on service provider information received from a base station; identifying if the selected service provider operates an isolated evolved universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN) operation for public safety (IOPS) network; if the selected service provider operates the IOPS network, selecting authentication information to attach to the IOPS network from a subscriber identification storage unit; and accessing the IOPS network using the selected authentication information.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-11

A washing machine of the present disclosure includes a cabinet having a first opening and a door assembly provided to open and close the first opening, wherein the door assembly includes a door main body having a second opening provided to be opened and closed independently of the first opening and a rear holder corresponding to the first opening, and the rear holder includes a door sealing unit spaced apart from the second opening and provided to come in contact with a diaphragm to seal the inside of the cabinet when the first opening is closed by the door assembly. By the configuration, the cabinet can be sealed more effectively, and laundry items or detergent may be additionally inserted even during a washing process.


Provided are a system, mobile terminal, and method for storing data into a web storage using a wireless LAN service. The method includes setting synchronization of the mobile terminal and a web server providing a web storage service; setting data of the mobile terminal to be stored into a web storage provided by the web server; sensing whether the mobile terminal enters a wireless LAN service area; connecting, if it is sensed that the mobile terminal enters a wireless LAN service area, the mobile terminal to the web server; and transmitting the set mobile terminal data to the web server.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-18

A cover of an electronic device includes a rear cover mounted on a rear surface of the electronic device; and a cover, comprising a plurality of keys, which is detachably coupled to the rear cover to face one of a front surface and a rear surface of the rear cover. The cover comprising the plurality of keys comprises one or more mechanically operated switch members (e.g. dome switches), which may operate on a virtual keyboard on a touch display underneath the keys.


A rendering method for a plurality of users includes mapping positions of both eyes of a first user and positions of both eyes of a second user to a view area, the view area corresponding to a pixel. The method includes determining a value of the pixel based on the mapped positions of both eyes of the first user and the mapped positions of both eyes of the second user.


A light source device may include a first light source, a second light source, a light guide plate (LGP) configured to guide a light incident from at least one of the first light source and the second light source, an optical film configured to form a distribution of directional light by controlling a progress path of a light output from the LGP, and a controller configured to control activation of at least one of the first light source and the second light source in order to control the distribution of directional light.


The present disclosure provides a method for a server sharing payment in a wireless communication system. The method comprises receiving, from another electronic device, payment request message comprising a payment amount for an object and an identification (ID) of a vehicle corresponding to a user who purchases the object; transmitting, to an electronic device of the vehicle, a first message for requesting to determine whether the payment amount is shared by the user and at least one other user; receiving, from the electronic device, a second message for indicating that the payment amount is shared by the user and the at least one other user; and transmitting, to at least one terminal respectively corresponding to the at least one other user, first payment information determined based on the payment amount and the second message.


Disclosed herein are a model training method, a data recognizing method, and a model trainer. A model training method includes selecting a teacher model from a plurality of teacher models; receiving, at a student model, input data; and training the student model based on output data of the selected teacher model, the output data corresponding to the input data.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-04

A battery pack including a plurality of electrode assemblies, a lower case including a plurality of cell compartments accommodating the plurality of electrode assemblies, and an upper case on the lower case at a top opening of the lower case, wherein each of the upper case and the lower case is includes a metal layer interposed between an internal layer and an external layer, the internal layer and the external layer being made of a plastic material.


A method for updating biometric authentication data, the method comprising authenticating an input image using an enrollment database (DB) over a first length of time, the authentication including generating information for authenticating the input image, and updating the enrollment DB based on the first length time and/or the information for authenticating the input image.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-15

The described technology relates generally to a display device, and the display device according to an exemplary embodiment includes: a main display panel (1200); at least an auxiliary display panel (1300) positioned at at least one of two opposing edges of the main display panel (1200); and a cover glass (1100) covering a front surface of the main display panel (1200) and the auxiliary display panel (1300), wherein the auxiliary display panel (1300) has a curved shape.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-11

An apparatus for processing medical images includes a storage unit storing fingerprints that respectively correspond to a plurality of functions, a user input unit detecting a fingerprint of a user, and a controller performing a function corresponding to the detected fingerprint, from among the functions.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-18

A display device including a backlight unit; and an image forming unit configured to transmit or block light emitted from the backlight unit to create an image, wherein the backlight unit includes a light source, a reflector sheet configured to absorb light having a predetermined wavelength range among light emitted from the light source, and to reflect non-absorbed light, and an optical sheet configured to absorb light having the predetermined wavelength range among the light emitted from the light source, and to transmit non-absorbed light. The light of the light source is thus filtered to improve the color gamut of the display.


A display apparatus includes: a backlight assembly (120, 131, 132, 133, 134, 140) configured to emit light; and a display panel (100b) configured to display a two-dimensional (2D) image or a three-dimensional (3D) image using the light, wherein the backlight assembly (120, 131, 132, 133, 134, 140) includes: a first backlight unit (120) configured to emit light for creating the 2D image; a second backlight unit (131, 132, 133, 134) configured to emit light for creating the 3D image; and a first polarizing panel (140) disposed between the first backlight unit (120) and the second backlight unit (131, 132, 133, 134), and configured to prevent at least a portion of leakage light leaking from the second backlight unit (131, 132, 133, 134) from being reincident to the second backlight unit (131, 132, 133, 134) .


Disclosed is a display apparatus including: a display; a processor configured to process an image to be displayed on the display; a communicator configured to communicate with a server that provides content data; and a controller configured to control the processor and the communicator to display an input image provided for allowing a user to input an activation code, send the server the activation code input through the input image so that the display apparatus can be registered to the server, and receive and process the content data provided corresponding to the activation code from the server so that a content image can be displayed based on the content data.


Provided is a sensor device including a receiving body including an inserting space, an inserting body disposed in the inserting space, a first sensor assembly including at least one sensor provided between an inner surface of the receiving body and an outer surface of the inserting body, and a second sensor assembly including at least one sensor provided between another inner surface of the receiving body and another outer surface of the inserting body.


A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and a method of acquiring a magnetic resonance image are provided. The magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a data acquirer configured to acquire image data of a subject based on a protocol, the protocol including a learning protocol for learning a respiration of the subject and determining an initial protocol based on the learned respiration. The magnetic resonance imaging apparatus further includes a respiratory information acquirer configured to detect the respiration of the subject, and a protocol controller configured to determine whether a respiratory cycle of the subject changes based on the detected respiration, and in response to the protocol controller determining that the respiratory cycle of the subject changes, reset the protocol based on the changed respiratory cycle.


The present invention relates to a method for generating, by a transmission device, a packet in a broadcasting and/or communication system, the method comprising the steps of: generating a first source symbol block consisting of one or more source symbols with the same length using a source packet block consisting of one or more source packets; performing a forward error correction (FEC) coding operation on the first source symbol block; generating a second source symbol block containing information about each source packet constituting the source packet block; and generating a second recovery symbol block with one or more recovery symbols by performing an FEC coding operation on the second source symbol block.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-22

A secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly (150); a cap plate (100); a first terminal plate (111) electrically connected to the electrode assembly (150), the first terminal plate (111) being on the cap plate (100); and a current limiting plate (112) between the first terminal plate (111) and the cap plate (100), the current limiting plate (112) including: a first surface (1121) accommodated in a first accommodation portion (G1) of the terminal plate (111), a second surface (1122) accommodated in a second accommodation portion (G2) of the cap plate (100), and a third surface (1123) extending between the first and second surfaces (1121, 1122), wherein a first portion of the third surface (1123) is accommodated in the first accommodation portion (G1), and a second portion of the third surface (1123) is accommodated in the second accommodation portion (G2).


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-04

A connecting device is provided. The connecting device includes a first connector having a first pin row, a second connector having a second pin row, a data line connecting a data pin of the first pin row and a data pin of the second pin row, and a recognition line connecting a power pin of the first pin row and a recognition pin of the second pin row through a physical element.


A method and device for automatic semantic labeling of unlabeled places using activity recognition. A method includes determining at least one activity based on analyzing electronic device sensor data. Localization for the electronic device is performed to determine location for an unknown semantic place. An observed mapping between the at least one activity and the location for the unknown semantic place is determined. A typical mapping between the at least one activity and at least one semantic place is determined. Using the observed mapping and the typical mapping from one or more other electronic devices, the unknown semantic place is assigned with a semantic place label representing the at least one semantic place for identifying the unknown semantic place. A semantic place map is updated to include the semantic place label.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-08

A method of performing a Fourier transform includes generating first data by performing a one-dimensional (1D) fast Fourier transform (FFT), on data having rows and columns, in a row direction; generating second data by performing the 1D FFT, on a portion of the first data, in a column direction; and storing a portion of the second data.


A system and method are provided for displaying a web content, which enables a web content to be conveniently used on multiple screens and provide interactions among multiple screens. A first electronic device may receive web data from a content provider and generate a main DOM tree. The first electronic device may divide and transmit data relating to an expansion element from the web data to a second electronic device that generates an expanded DOM tree, processes the expanded DOM tree, and displays the same on a screen of the second electronic device. The second electronic device may detect a user input and identify whether an event for detecting the user input is included in the main DOM tree or the extended DOM tree and if the event is included in the main DOM tree or the extended DOM tree, the second electronic device may transmit the event to the first electronic device.


An electrolyte and a lithium battery comprising the electrolyte, a positive electrode, and a negative electrode are provided. The electrolyte comprises a lithium difluorophosphate (LiPO_(2)F_(2)) a sultam-based compound, and an organic solvent. The electrolyte reduces the internal resistance increase rate of a lithium battery, and thus improves high-temperature stability of the lithium battery.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-22

A flexible electronic device includes a base substrate and first and second lines disposed on the base substrate. The first and second lines extend in a first direction and are arranged in a second direction different from the first direction. Each of the first and second lines includes a first conductive layer including first portions and second portions alternately disposed with the first portions, and second conductive layers respectively overlapped with the first portions of the first conductive layer in a third direction substantially perpendicular to the first and second directions. The second conductive layer are not overlapped with the second portions of the first conductive layer in the third direction. The first and second conductive layers have a first modulus and a second modulus, respectively. A first width in the second direction of each of the first portions of the first conductive layer is smaller than a second width in the second direction of each of the second portions of the first conductive layer.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-04

Provided is a cleaning robot including a navigator to move a main body, a remote controller to output a modulated infrared ray in accordance with a control command of a user and to form a light spot, a light receiver to receive the infrared ray from the remote controller, and a controller to control the navigator such that the main body tracks the light spot when the modulated infrared ray is received in accordance with the control command. Since the cleaning robot tracks a position indicated by the remote controller, a user may conveniently move the cleaning robot.


A method comprising:transmitting, by an image forming apparatus to a user terminal, information regarding a job that is waiting to be performed by the image forming apparatus or is being performed by the image forming apparatus;transmitting, by the image forming apparatus to the user terminal in response a job reservation request being received by the image forming apparatus from the user terminal to reserve a job to be performed by the image forming apparatus, a waiting number indicating when the reserved job will be performed by the image forming apparatus;transmitting, by the image forming apparatus to the user terminal, a job completion notification in response to the job that is waiting to be performed or is being performed, being completed by the image forming apparatus; andafter transmitting the job completion notification to the user terminal, assigning, by the image forming apparatus, a priority for the reserved job, andtransmitting information indicating the assigned priority to the user terminal.


An electronic device and a payment method are provided. The electronic device includes a first communication circuitry configured to support a first payment function, a second communication circuitry configured to support a second payment function, and a processor configured to operatively connect with each of the first communication circuitry and the second communication circuitry, to output a first user interface (UI) corresponding to a payment request, to obtain payment related information using at least one of the first communication circuitry, the second communication circuitry, or a sensor circuitry operatively connected with the processor, and to output a second UI based on the payment related information.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-08

Disclosed herein are a refrigerator and method of controlling the same. The refrigerator includes a memory (173, 175) configured to store at least ones of characteristics of one or more goods items that are able to be stored in the refrigerator and a users purchasing characteristics; a controller (170) configured to display a user interface including at least one icon for at least one goods item selected based on the at least ones of the characteristics of the goods items and the users purchasing characteristics stored in the memory (173, 175), on a display unit (160), and to collect the users purchase history to set a method of displaying the at least one icon for the at least one goods item; and a proximity sensor (150) configured to measure a distance to the user, wherein the controller changes the user interface that is displayed on the display (160) unit based on the distance to the user.


A display device includes a window member (WM) and a display module (DM) coupled to the window member (WM). The window member (WM) includes a first resin layer (PL1) and a second resin layer (PL2). The first resin layer (PL1) is located on the display module (DM) and has a first elongation, a first thickness, and a first hardness. The second resin layer (PL2) is located on the first resin layer (PL1) and has a second elongation smaller than the first elongation, a second thickness greater than the first thickness, and a second hardness greater than the first hardness.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-04-05

An organic light emitting diode (OLED) display includes a substrate, a first electrode disposed on the substrate, an organic emission layer disposed on the first electrode, a second electrode disposed on the organic emission layer, and a capping layer disposed on the second electrode, in which an optical thickness of the capping layer is in a range of about 110 nm (1100 ) to about 140 nm (1400 ).


Provided are: a polymer composition, as an eco-friendly material, comprising a post consumer material (PCM) resin and a bio-based resin; a molded article; and a method for manufacturing the same. The polymer composition according to an embodiment comprises a thermoplastic resin containing polycarbonate, a post consumer material (PCM) resin, a bio-based resin, and a core-shell type elastomer.


Patent
Sejong Industry Academy Cooperation Foundation and Samsung | Date: 2017-03-29

A lossless moving picture encoding and decoding method and apparatus are provided by which when intra prediction of a block with a predetermined size is performed, the compression ratio is increased by using a pixel in a block to be predicted. The lossless moving picture encoding method includes: predicting each of pixel values in an M x N block to be predicted by using a pixel in the M x N block closest to the object pixel value in a prediction direction determined by an encoding mode; the entropy coding a difference between the predicted pixel value and the pixel value to be predicted. According to this method, the compression ratio becomes much higher than that of a conventional lossless encoding method.


A method for providing contents in a communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of: discovering multiple synchronization devices which will communicate with a source device and identifying device types of the discovered multiple synchronization devices; generating multiple contents for the multiple synchronization devices on the basis of the identified device types; and providing each of the generated multiple contents to a corresponding synchronization device, wherein each of the device types is determined according to at least one among the capacity, type, and function of the device.


An electronic device includes a display (160), a touch panel (252) with a number of electrodes placed on the display, a processor (120) electrically connected to the display and the touch panel, and a memory (130) electrically connected to the processor. The memory stores instructions which enable the processor to receive a user input applied to at least part of the touch panel, add changes in capacitance formed among at least part of the electrodes, in response to the user input, and determine a level of pressure of the user input against the touch panel, based on a sum of capacitance changes.


The present invention relates to a method and a device for reducing the power of a device in a wireless communication system supporting direct device to device (D2D) communication. A method, for transmitting a signal of a device in a wireless communication system supporting direct D2D communication according to the present invention, comprises the steps of: entering sleep mode in direct D2D communication between a device and an opponent device; if data to be transmitted to the opponent device is generated, transmitting a paging signal for the opponent device to a base station connected to the device, thereby requesting transmission of the paging signal to the opponent device; and resuming the D2D communication with the opponent device that has received the paging signal through the base station.


The present invention relates to a transmit diversity method for FQAM and an apparatus therefor. According to the present invention, a transmit diversity method for FQAM and apparatus therefor are provided, the transmit diversity method comprising the steps of: modulating data into at least one FQAM symbol; interleaving a plurality of tones constituting the at least one FQAM symbol such that tones having the same index are located in adjacent resources; and transmitting the at least one interleaved FQAM symbol through at least one transceving unit.


A electrochemical battery including: a battery module including one or more metal air cells which use oxygen gas as a positive electrode active material; an air supply configured to supply air to the battery module and to adjust an oxygen concentration in air supplied to the battery module; and a control unit configured to control an oxygen concentration adjusting operation of the air supply unit. Also a method of operating the electrochemical battery including: supplying air to a battery module using an air supply unit, the battery module including one or more metal air cells which use oxygen in air as a positive electrode active material; and controlling the air supply unit to adjust an oxygen concentration in the air supplied to the battery module.


A quantization device includes: a trellis-structured vector quantizer which quantizes a first error vector between an N-dimensional (here, N is two or more) subvector and a first predictive vector; and an inter-frame predictor which generates a first predictive vector from the quantized N-dimensional subvector, wherein the inter-frame predictor uses a predictive coefficient comprising an NXN matrix and performs an inter-frame prediction using the quantized N-dimensional subvector of a previous stage.


A method of driving a display panel includes providing a positive polarity data signal to a first data line during an odd-numbered frame, and providing a negative polarity data signal to the first data line during an even-numbered frame. The positive polarity data signal has a first polarity. The negative polarity data signal has a second polarity. Output timing of the positive polarity data signal is different from output timing of the negative polarity data signal.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-04-05

A method of modeling an object includes defining a state transition probability and a state of each of a plurality of particles forming the object; changing a state of a particle defined to be in a first state among the plurality of particles to a second state; applying a movement model to a particle defined to be in the second state among the plurality of particles; and changing a state of the particle defined to be in the second state to the first state based on the state transition probability.


An electronic device, a method for driving the electronic device, a voice recognition device, a method for driving the voice recognition device, and a non-transitory computer readable recording medium are provided. A voice recognition system includes an electronic device configured to selectively transmit a voice signal for voice utterance given by a user to an outside; and a voice recognition device configured to determine, as a recognition result of the transmitted voice signal, the recognition result that satisfies a predetermined condition among recognition results that are obtained by performing parallel processing of the transmitted voice signal through a plurality of voice recognizers and to provide the determined recognition result to the electronic device.


An apparatus of a terminal in a wireless communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a transmitter for transmitting to a base station information notifying that Carrier Aggregation (CA) using a Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) carrier and a Time Division Duplex (TDD) carrier is supported, and a receiver for receiving cell configuration information including TDD subframe information from the base station.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-15

An apparatus and a method for displaying a screen are provided. The method includes providing a message on the screen, and displaying a schedule card on the screen based on the message. The electronic apparatus includes a display unit and a processor functionally connected with the display unit. The processor displays a screen including a message and displays a schedule card on the screen based on the message.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-04

An organic photoelectronic device includes a first electrode and a second electrode facing each other and a light-absorption layer between the first electrode and the second electrode and including a first region closest to the first electrode, the first region having a first composition ratio (p_(1)/n_(1)) of a p-type semiconductor relative to an n-type semiconductor, a second region closest to the second electrode, the second region having a second composition ratio (p_(2)/n_(2)) of the p-type semiconductor relative to the n-type semiconductor, and a third region between the first region and the second region in a thickness direction, the third region having a third composition ratio (p_(3)/n_(3)) of the p-type semiconductor relative to the n-type semiconductor that is greater or less than the first composition ratio (p_(1)/n_(1)) and the second composition ratio (p_(2)/n_(2)).


A transparent display device includes a substrate having a pixel area (PA) and a transmission area (TA), a pixel circuit in the pixel area of the substrate, an insulation structure (160) covering the pixel circuit on the substrate, a first (170) electrode in the pixel area of the substrate and extending at least partially through the insulation structure to be electrically connected to the pixel circuit, a display layer (200) on the first electrode, a second electrode (210) facing the first electrode with respect to the display layer, and a capping layer (220) on the second electrode. The capping layer (220) continuously extends into the pixel area (PA) and the transmission area (TA). The capping layer (220) has a thickness in a range from about 35 nm (350 ) to about 70 nm (700 ).


Disclosed is a dust collector provided with a dust-removing unit. The disclosed dust collector comprises: a first centrifugal separating tube defining a first centrifugal area for separating dust from air suctioned in through a first inlet; a first dust box for collecting dust separated in the first centrifugal area; a first detaching portion having a first exhaust pipe unit for exhausting the air from the first centrifugal separating tube and the first dust box to the outside; and a handle unit for maintaining the first centrifugal separating tube and the first dust box coupled together, or for releasing the coupling thereof.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-04-05

An electronic device includes a lens, an optical filter asymmetric to an optical axis of the lens, and an image sensor including a visible light image sensor and a non-visible light image sensor. The optical filter has an opening and is configured to transmit visible light and block at least one type of non-visible light. The visible light image sensor is configured to sense the visible light and the non-visible light image sensor is configured to sense the at least one type of non-visible light.


Paper feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus adopting the same A paper feeding apparatus of an image forming apparatus is provided. The paper feeding apparatus includes a pickup unit configured to rotate about a first axis, a swing member configured to rotate about a second axis, and to move the pickup unit from a contact location to a separation location by pressing the pickup unit, an elastic member configured to provide an elastic force to the swing member, and a rotation limiter configured to limit a rotation angle at which the swing member rotates, wherein a momentum of the swing member is less than a momentum of the pickup unit, while the swing member presses the pickup unit and rotates.


Provided is an apparatus and method for managing an application in a wireless terminal, in which data of an application is managed and displayed according to an inut type of a password for unlocking the wireless terminal, wherein the apparatus includes a memory for storing a plurality of passwords and a controller for classifying and managing data of each of a plurality of applications according to a password type.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-01

Various embodiments provide an antenna device that includes: a metal member configured to have a length that contributes to at least a part of an electronic device; a printed circuit board (PCB) configured to be feed-connected to a preset position of the metal member in order to apply the metal member as an antenna radiator; and at least one electronic component electrically connected to a position different from the feeding position of the metal member and grounded to the PCB, and provide an electronic device that includes the same. Accordingly, the antenna device is grounded to the PCB in a desired position of the metal member by using the basically provided electronic component so that it is possible to exclude a separate electrical connection member, thereby reducing the cost, increasing the use of space, enhancing the degree of freedom of the design of the antenna radiator.


An optical apparatus including an optical functional layer having a high refractive index and a method of manufacturing the optical apparatus are provided. The optical functional layer includes a phase change material that has a first refractive index during heat treatment in a first temperature range and has a second refractive index, which is higher than the first refractive index, during heat treatment in a second temperature range that is higher than the first temperature range. The optical functional layer may be configured to have the second refractive index by using a micro-heater without having to be deposited at a high temperature.


A display device includes a display panel (110), a scan driver (121), a data driver (123), a storage area (130) and a timing controller (140). The display panel includes data lines (D1-Dm), horizontal scan lines (SH1-SHn), vertical scan lines (SV1-SVm), pixels (P11-Pnm) at crossing regions of the data and horizontal scan lines, and contact holes (CNT1) that connect the horizontal scan lines to the vertical scan lines. The scan driver provides scan signals to the display panel through the vertical scan lines. The data driver provides data signals to the display panel through the data lines. The storage area stores location information of the contact holes. The timing controller (140) compensates the input data based on the location information of the contact holes and provides the compensated input data to the data driver (123).


Provided is a tomography apparatus including: a data acquisitor configured to obtain a first image by using tomography data acquired as a first X-ray generator for generating X-rays having a first energy rotates around an object over a first angular range and obtain a second image by using tomography data acquired as a second X-ray generator for generating X-rays having a second energy rotates around the object over a second angular range; a controller configured to acquire motion information representing an amount of motion of the object over time by using the first and second images; and an image reconstructor configured to reconstruct a target image showing the object at a target time point by using the motion information.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-11

An apparatus for and a method of measuring a biosignal are provided. The apparatus of measuring a biosignal includes an optical source configured to emit a first light and a second light towards a target, an inserted layer configured to transmit the first light and to reflect the second light, and an optical detector configured to detect a first received light that corresponds to the first light reflected by or transmitted through the target, and to detect a second received light that corresponds to the second light reflected by the inserted layer.


A method of updating a grammar model used during speech recognition includes obtaining a corpus including at least one word, obtaining the at least one word from the corpus, splitting the at least one obtained word into at least one segment, generating a hint for recombining the at least one segment into the at least one word, and updating the grammar model by using at least one segment comprising the hint.


A display device is disclosed. The display device comprises: a video call performing unit for performing a video call with another display device; and a control unit for controlling the outputting of corresponding feedback if gestures and uttered voices of a user and a video call counterpart have a preset associative relationship while the video call is performed.


In cases of rendering a multichannel signal such as a 22.2 channel signal as a 5.1 channel signal, a three dimensional (3D) audio signal may be reproduced using a two dimensional (2D) output channel, but rendered audio signals are sensitively affected by a layout of speakers and may cause distortion of a sound image when the layout of arranged speakers is different from a standard layout. The present invention may solve the aforementioned problem of the prior art. The audio signal rendering method for reducing distortion of a sound image even when the layout of the arranged speakers is different from the standard layout, according to one embodiment of the present invention, includes: receiving a multi-channel signal including a plurality of input channels that are to be converted to a plurality of output channels; obtaining deviation information about at least one output channel, from a location of a speaker and a standard location corresponding to each of the plurality of output channels; and modifying a panning gain from a height channel included in the plurality of input channels to the output channel having the deviation information, based on obtained deviation information.


Patent
Samsung and Kumoh National Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-03-22

Disclosed are an electron emitting device using graphene and a method for manufacturing the same. The electron emitting device includes a metal holder having at least one slot, at least one emitter plate inserted into the slot to protrude from a first surface of the metal holder, and including an emitter supporting member and a graphene emitter attached onto the emitter supporting member, an insulation layer provided on the first surface of the metal holder, and a gate electrode provided on the insulation layer and including a gate supporting member and a graphene gate attached onto the gate supporting member.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-04-05

An air conditioner includes a housing having a suction port and a discharge port, a main fan configured to draw air into the housing through the suction port and discharge air from the housing through the discharge port, an auxiliary fan configured to draw, into the housing, air discharged by the main fan and a controller configured to control a rotational speed of the auxiliary fan to change a direction in which air is discharged from the housing.


An audio processing method and an electronic device for supporting the same are provided. The audio signal processing method includes checking property information of an audio signal in response to a request for playing the audio signal; processing, when property information fulfils a first condition, the audio signal using the first method and, when the property information fulfils a second condition, the audio signal using the second method; and outputting the audio signal processed using one of the first and second methods through a speaker.


A method of compensating for a movement of a head-mounted display (HMD) includes sensing the movement of the HMD, predicting a movement of the HMD based on the sensed movement, projecting and rendering an image based on the predicted movement, re-sensing the movement of the HMD, re-predicting the movement of the HMD based on the re-sensed movement, determining an error value based on a comparison between the predicted movement of the HMD and the re-predicted movement of the HMD, and re-projecting and rendering the image based on the determined error value.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-22

Various embodiments of the present invention provide an antenna device, which comprises: a radiator for receiving a power supply signal; multiple tuning units disposed adjacently to or on the radiator, wherein the tuning units are short-circuited to the radiator or adjacent tuning units are selectively short-circuited to each other. The antenna device as described above can be variously implemented according to embodiments.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-04-05

There is provided a case (120) for accommodating an electrode assembly (110) of a secondary battery (100) and a secondary battery (100) comprising such case (120) and an electrode assembly (110) including a first electrode plate (111) having a first electrode tab (111 c), a second electrode plate (112) having a second electrode tab (112c) and a separator (113) between the first electrode plate (111) and the second electrode plate (112).The case (120) includes a body (121) accommodating the electrode assembly (110), a cap plate (122) covering a top portion of the body (121), and a bottom plate (123) covering a bottom portion of the body (121), a first electrode terminal (131) electrically connected to the first electrode tab (111 c), a second electrode terminal (132) electrically connected to the second electrode tab (112c) through the case (120), and a connection plate (125) electrically connected to the second electrode tab (112c) and configured to bend away from the bottom plate (123), the connection plate (125) being on the bottom plate (123).


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-08

A panel image that may be displayed in a display apparatus to display a 3D image that includes reduced differences with a source image may be generated based on generating a predicted 3D image based on a panel image, comparing the predicted 3D image to the source image, and adjusting the panel image to reduce differences between the predicted 3D image and the source image. Such a process may be performed iteratively. The predicted 3D image may be generated based on applying a convolution kernel to the panel image in a convolution operation. The convolution kernel may be based on a first function and a second function. The first function may be associated with a brightness distribution of one or more visual fields of the panel image. The second function may be associated with a Gaussian distribution of brightness of a panel image pixel.


An energy harvesting apparatus includes a housing that includes an internal portion filled with dielectric liquid in a vacuum state, first and second electrode portions that are disposed to face each other in the housing and configured to be polarized with different polarities, a first layer that forms a path along the internal portion of the housing to allow the dielectric liquid and bubbles generated from the dielectric liquid to flow through the path, and a second layer configured to insulate the first and second electrode portions from the housing. The bubbles are generated from the dielectric liquid when thermal energy is applied to the housing. The dielectric constant of the dielectric liquid changes when the bubbles move between the first and second electrode portions, thereby generating current.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-04

A secondary battery, including a case having one or more partition walls providing a plurality of accommodating spaces; a plurality of electrode assemblies in the accommodating spaces with an electrolyte, the plurality of electrode assemblies including electrode tabs; and a cap assembly including a cap plate sealing a top portion of the case, the cap assembly having the electrode tabs drawn therefrom and first connection tabs electrically connecting the plurality of electrode assemblies through the electrode tabs, the partition walls being impregnated with the electrolyte.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-03-01

A metal air battery (100) includes: a battery module (110) comprising a metal air cell (10) configured to use oxygen as a positive electrode active material; an air channel unit (120) including a fluid tube (121) extending from a side of a cathode layer of the metal air cell (10) to a side of a metal anode layer of the metal air cell (10); and an air supply unit (130) configured to supply air to the air channel unit (120), wherein the fluid tube (121) is configured to direct air from the side of the cathode layer of the metal air cell to the side of the metal anode layer of the metal air cell. It is thus possible to cool the cathode layer while simultaneously heating the anode layer, thus improving the stability of the metal air cell during repeated charging/discharging.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-22

A display apparatus includes a display panel displaying a normal image in a normal mode and displays a static image in a PSR (Panel Self Refresh) mode, a memory storing refresh image data corresponding to the static image, a comparator comparing image data of an N-th frame received from a graphics processor and refresh image data readout from the memory, a compensator generating a compensation value based on a comparison result and adding the compensation value to the refresh image data, and a data driver generating a data voltage using the refresh image data compensated by the comparator and outputting the data voltage to the display panel.


An electronic device for managing one or more applications is provided. The electronic device includes a display, a location measurement module, a communication interface, a memory configured to store a first application program and a second application program, and a processor, electrically connected to the display, the location measurement module, the communication interface, and the memory, configured to execute the first application program, acquire a location information request from the first application program, and determine whether to respond to the location information request at least partially based on a state of the display or information related to the first application program when the instructions are executed.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-18

A cooking apparatus includes: a main body; a cooking table; an induction coil configured to emit a magnetic field needed for induction heating of a cooking container; and a temperature measurement unit disposed in an electronic component chamber formed in the main body so as to measure a temperature of the cooking container. The temperature measurement unit includes: a case having an opening formed at a top surface thereof; a temperature sensor disposed in the case so as to measure a temperature of the cooking container; and a cooling duct, one side of which is coupled to the case and the other side of which includes an air inlet therein. The temperature measurement unit is configured to adjust an internal temperature of the case when air introduced from the air inlet moves to the case through the cooling duct.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-18

Disclosed herein are a reflecting plate, a backlight unit, and a display device using the backlight unit, and the display device includes one or more light sources; a reflecting plate to which light radiated from the one or more light sources is incident and having a reflecting surface reflecting the incident light; one or more selective light absorbing parts disposed on the reflecting surface and configured to selectively absorb a portion of the incident light; and a quantum dot sheet into which at least one of light emitted without being absorbed by the selective light absorbing part and light radiated from the light source is incident.


An electrolyte for a secondary battery includes a non-aqueous solvent; a lithium salt; and a heterocyclic compound represented by Formula 1:_(1) and R_(2) are each independently selected from hydrogen, a halogen group, a cyano group, a hydroxy group, a nitro group, -C(=O)R_(a), - C(=O)OR_(a),-OCO(OR_(a)), -C=N(R_(a)), a substituted or unsubstituted C_(1)-C_(20) alkyl group, and a combination thereof, wherein R_(a) is selected from hydrogen and a C_(1)-C_(10) alkyl group, and, provided that at least one selected from R_(1) and R_(2) is selected from a halogen group, a cyano group, a hydroxy group, a nitro group, -C(=O)R_(a), -C(=O)OR_(a), a substituted or unsubstituted C_(1)-C_(20) alkyl group, and a combination thereof.


A composite membrane including an organic membrane including a plurality of through holes, and a plurality of ion conductive inorganic material particles in the through holes, wherein a contact angle of the composite membrane or the ion conductive inorganic material particles is about 30 to about 90.


Patent
Taewoong Medical Co., Starmed Co. and Samsung | Date: 2017-04-05

The present invention relates to a device and a method for detecting a position of an electrode inserted into a human body that predict a path through a position sensor in a handle part before the electrode is inserted into the human body and display the path. The device for detecting the position of an electrode inserted into a human body according to the present invention includes: a position signal generator generating a position signal; an electrode needle having an electrode-side position sensor that is provided in an interior of a lance needle thereof and receives the position signal to generate first position information; and a handle connected to the electrode needle and having a handle-side position sensor that is included therein and receives the position signal to generate second position information.


An apparatus for calculating acoustic score, a method of calculating acoustic score, an apparatus for speech recognition, a method of speech recognition, and an electronic device including the same are provided. An apparatus for calculating acoustic score includes a preprocessor configured to sequentially extract audio frames into windows and a score calculator configured to calculate an acoustic score of a window by using a deep neural network (DNN)-based acoustic model.


A negative electrode for a rechargeable lithium battery includes a negative active material layer including a negative active material. The negative active material includes a first active material and a second active material different from the first active material, the second active material includes flake-shaped graphite, and the negative electrode has an active mass density of greater than or equal to about 1.70 g/cc.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-25

An X-ray apparatus performs image processing on an image of an object photographed by using a camera, and uses the image-processed image as an image marker in an X-ray image. A display is configured to display the X-ray image and the image marker on the region of the X-ray image.


A display apparatus includes a display, an image capturer configured to produce a captured image by capturing an image of a user, a controller configured to analyze a users movement in the captured image and to extract at least one area of interest in the captured image based on the analyzed movement, and a memory configured to store at least one area of interest from the captured image, wherein the controller, in response to the predetermined event occurring, controls the display to display at least one area of interest.


An electronic device is responsive to hand gestures or hand motions detected by a camera. The electronic device comprises a processor configured to generate an image by using a camera module connected to the processor, detect a predetermined shape in the generated image, and perform an operation corresponding to the detected predetermined shape, such as taking a picture of the image or playing music.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-02-22

Health Care Apparatus and Method of Operating the Same A health care apparatus and a method of operating the same is provided. The method may include: generating a temperature waveform from a skin temperature of a user; determining, from the generated temperature waveform, a dietary temperature waveform based on food; and determining, from the dietary temperature waveform, diet metabolism information of the user.


A method for play synchronization and a device using the same are provided. A first device stores time-based content play information. The first device plays content according to the time-based content play information. The first device transmits the time-based content play information to a second device so that the second device plays the content according to the time-based content play information. Accordingly, the content played by one device can be played by another device concurrently.


An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a touch screen display configured to receive a user input, and a processor configured to analyze a first user input received in a state that a screen output of the display is terminated, activate a partial screen area of the display based on the analyzed result, and output an execution screen of a designated application to the partial screen area based on the analyzed result.


Disclosed are a method of managing geo-fences by an electronic device and an electronic device therefor. An operation of the electronic device may include: identifying a deletion of at least some geo-fences among a plurality of geo-fences stored in the electronic device or an addition of other geo-fences; identifying a number of remaining geo-fences among the plurality of geo-fences according to the deletion or the addition; and when the number of remaining geo-fences is larger than a number of geo-fences which can be allowed by hardware resources, grouping the remaining geo-fences as one or more geo-fence groups.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-01-11

A method of measuring current of a battery pack (100) including a rechargeable battery (110), a main switch (121) connected in series to the battery, and a pre-charge switch (122) connected in parallel to the main switch. The method includes: turning on the pre-charge switch and turning off the main switch; measuring a voltage between both terminals of the main switch; calculating a pre-charge current flowing through the pre-charge switch by taking into consideration the resistance of a pre-charge resistor connected in series to the pre-charge switch; measuring current of the battery pack using a current sensor; comparing the current measured using the current sensor with the pre-charge current; and correcting an offset of the current sensor based on results of the comparison.


An electronic device having a processor configured to execute a payment application program stored on a memory, receive at least a part of information on a transaction card or an account, which is used to perform payment using the payment application program, through an image acquisition device or a user interface, transmit at least the part of the information to an outside through a communication circuit, receive an indication, which is selected on the basis of at least the part of the information from the outside, through the communication circuit, to request selected input items through the user interface on the basis of at least a part of the indication, to receive information that corresponds to the selected input items through the user interface, and to transmit the information to the outside through the communication circuit.


Patent
Samsung | Date: 2017-04-05

An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes a display configured to display a first cine frame (30) selected by a user from a plurality of cine frames, on a first area (35) on a screen of the ultrasound diagnosis apparatus; a user input unit configured to receive a user input of inputting additional information (40_3) such as a comment (e.g. body marker, arrow or text comment) onto the displayed first cine frame; and a processor configured to generate a reference frame (50_4) based on the input additional information and the first cine frame and to control the display to display the generated reference frame on a second area (55) on the screen.


Disclosed is an electroluminescent organic compound represented by Formula 1, an organic electric element comprising a first electrode, a second electrode, and an organic material layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, and an electronic device comprising the organic electric element, wherein the organic material layer comprises the compound of Formula 1 to reduce driving voltage and improve luminous efficiency and life span.