US Pat. No. 9,191,706

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND SCHEDULED VIEWING SETTING METHOD USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., L...

1. A method of setting a scheduled viewing of broadcast content, the method comprising:
receiving a command for setting a scheduled viewing of broadcast content;
recording the scheduled broadcast content;
during the recording, detecting presence of a user; and
determining whether to delete the recorded broadcast content based on a result of the detecting the presence of the user,
wherein the determining comprises displaying first graphic items for deleting the recorded broadcast content if the user is
not present more than a predefined amount of time during the recording and the user is present at an end of the recording,
and displaying a second graphic item for viewing the recorded broadcast content if the user is not present more than the predefined
amount of time during the recording and the user is not present at the end of the recording.

US Pat. No. 9,214,530

METHODS OF FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES INCLUDING A STRESSOR IN A RECESS

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1. A method of forming a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
forming a lightly doped drain (LDD) in an active region in a substrate;
forming a fast etching region comprising phosphorous in the LDD;
forming a first trench in the active region by recessing the fast etching region;
forming a second trench in the active region by enlarging the first trench using a directional etch process, wherein the second
trench comprises a notched portion of the active region, the notched portion of the active region comprises an upper sidewall
and a lower sidewall contacting the upper sidewall, an angle between an uppermost surface of the active region and the upper
sidewall comprises an acute angle, and the upper sidewall is non-coplanar with the lower sidewall;

forming a stressor in the second trench; and
forming a gate electrode on the active region.

US Pat. No. 10,117,367

FASTENING STRUCTURE FOR SHIELD CAN

SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., L...

1. A fastening structure for a shield can to shield electromagnetic waves, the fastening structure comprising:a frame provided with a fixing part to fix the frame to a printed circuit board;
a shield cover provided to surround an outer side of the frame;
fastening parts including a first fastening part provided at the frame and a second fastening part provided at the shield cover, to correspond to the first fastening part, such that the shield cover and the frame are attachable to each other and detachable from each other,
wherein the fastening parts and the fixing part are disposed without overlapping each other,
the shield cover includes:
a shield cover upper surface, and
a shield cover lateral side, bent downward from an edge of the shield cover upper surface, having a plurality of slots and a plurality of shield cover lateral side parts respectively provided between a corresponding pair of slots among the plurality of slots,
each shield cover lateral side part includes:
a first portion, a first side of the first portion bordering a first slot among the plurality of slots and extending downward from an edge of the shield cover upper surface, and a lower side of the first portion extending laterally away from a lower end part of the first side of the first portion, and
a second portion, a first side of the second portion bordering a second slot among the plurality of slots and extending downward from the edge of the shield cover upper surface and a lower side of the second portion extending laterally away from a lower end part of the first side of the second portion and toward the first portion,
the second fastening part is provided between the first portion and the second portion of a corresponding shield cover lateral side part among the plurality of shield cover lateral side parts to extend downward on opposite sides thereof in a tapered fashion from the corresponding shield cover lateral side part among the plurality of shield cover lateral side parts, and
the second fastening part includes:
a third portion extending in a downward inclined fashion from the lower side of the first portion and away from the lower side of the first portion,
a fourth portion extending laterally from a lower end part of the third portion, and
a fifth portion extending in an upward inclined fashion from an end part of the fourth portion and away from the fourth portion, to intersect with an end part of the lower side of the second portion,
wherein a height of the second fastening part is lower than a height of the fixing part of the frame and higher than a height of the shield cover lateral side, and
the height of the shield cover lateral side is equal to the height of the fixing part of the frame when the frame is coupled to the shield cover.

US Pat. No. 9,857,889

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR HANDLING EVENT INVOCATION USING A STYLUS PEN

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. A method of handling event invocation in a device using a stylus pen having a front end and a distal end configured to
perform a touch input on a touch screen, the method comprising:
identifying an event invocation using the distal end of the stylus pen at a touchscreen of the device;
determining a currently running application if the event invocation using the distal end of the stylus pen is performed;
determining whether a predefined action corresponding to the currently running application is assigned for the event invocation
for the currently running application;

in response to determining that the predefined action is not assigned, displaying a request screen for assigning the predefined
action for the event invocation;

in response to determining that the predefined action is assigned, retrieving the predefined action for the event invocation;
and

performing the predefined action.

US Pat. No. 9,484,219

METHODS OF FABRICATING MEMORY DEVICES USING WET ETCHING AND DRY ETCHING

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. A method of fabricating a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
forming a mold structure on a lower layer, the mold structure comprising an etch stop layer doped with a first impurity at
a first impurity concentration on the lower layer, a lower mold layer doped with a second impurity at a second impurity concentration
on the etch stop layer, and an undoped upper mold layer on the lower mold layer;

forming a first trench exposing the lower layer in the mold structure using dry etching;
forming a second trench in the mold structure using wet etching by expanding a width of the first trench in the etch stop
layer; and

forming a first conductive pattern in the second trench,
wherein an etch rate of the etch stop layer with respect to the dry etching is smaller than an etch rate of the lower mold
layer with respect to the dry etching, and

wherein an etch rate of the etch stop layer with respect to the wet etching is proportional to the first impurity concentration.

US Pat. No. 9,418,425

3D IMAGE ACQUISITION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CALCULATING DEPTH INFORMATION IN THE 3D IMAGE ACQUISITION APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., L...

1. A 3-dimensional (3D) image acquisition apparatus comprising:
an optical modulator which modulates light reflected from a subject by sequentially projected N light beams;
an image sensor which generates N sub-images by capturing the light modulated by the optical modulator; and
a signal processor which calculates depth information corresponding to a distance to the subject by using the N sub-images,
wherein N is a natural number that is greater than or equal to 3, and
wherein the image sensor is exposed during a projecting time of each light beam of the N light beams to capture the modulated
light and forms the N sub-images during at least a portion of a remaining time of the projecting time of each light beam of
the N light beams.

US Pat. No. 9,229,631

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A SCREEN DISPLAY IN PORTABLE TERMINAL

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. An apparatus for controlling a screen display, the apparatus comprising:
a screen configured to display content and to display a zoom gauge that indicates a zoom level of the content;
a sensor configured to measure a tilt change of the apparatus; and
a controller configured to:
receive a touch input to initiate a zoom operation and to set a reference point about which zooming in or out is to be centered;
and

adjust the zoom gauge and cause the screen to zoom-in on the content or to zoom-out from the content with respect to the center
of the reference point, according to the measured tilt change,

wherein when an upper side of the apparatus is tilted toward a user, the magnification the zooming in is increased.

US Pat. No. 9,111,187

CONTACTLESS CARD CLAMP CIRCUITS THAT COMPENSATE FOR REGULATOR REFERENCE VOLTAGE FLUCTUATIONS

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. A clamp circuit comprising:
a voltage divider circuit configured to produce a plurality of voltages from a DC voltage;
a reference current generation circuit configured to generate a reference current based on a first voltage of the plurality
of voltages;

a current-to-voltage conversion circuit configured to convert the reference current into a clamp start signal responsive to
the reference current and a second voltage of the plurality of voltages;

a logic gate circuit configured to perform a logic operation on the clamp start signal output from the current-to-voltage
conversion circuit and a control signal received from a controller; and

a shunt circuit configured to limit a magnitude of the DC voltage responsive to the clamp start signal.

US Pat. No. 9,159,657

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., L...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor chip which comprises a first circuit and a second circuit that are spaced apart from each other;
a plurality of wirings for electrically connecting the first circuit and the second circuit; and
a substrate on which the semiconductor chip is disposed,
wherein a portion of the wirings are arranged internally within the semiconductor chip, and a remainder of the wirings are
arranged on the substrate externally to the semiconductor chip,

wherein the semiconductor chip comprises a first internal wiring that electrically connects the first circuit and the second
circuit, a first connection pad that is electrically connected to the first internal wiring and exposed to an outside of the
semiconductor chip, and a first input pad that is spaced apart from the first connection pad, and

wherein the remainder of the wirings comprises a first substrate wiring that is arranged on the substrate and electrically
connects the first connection pad and the first input pad to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,600,695

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DATA TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION IN A TERMINAL USING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. A method for performing data transmission/reception using Near Field Communication (NFC) in a terminal, comprising:
determining an NFC mode of the terminal, wherein the NFC mode is one of a peer-to-peer mode and a reader/writer mode, upon
recognizing a target device;

selecting a data transmission/reception policy associated with the determined NFC mode of the terminal between a first data
transmission/reception policy associated with the peer-to-peer mode and a second data transmission/reception policy associated
with the reader/writer mode;

loading the selected data transmission/reception policy associated with the determined NFC mode of the terminal;
acquiring at least one sensing information related to a state of the terminal as specified in the loaded data transmission/reception
policy, wherein acquiring further comprises:

acquiring the at least one sensing information related to a state of the terminal as specified in the first data transmission/reception
policy, from a combination of at least one sensor if the NFC mode is the peer-to-peer mode, and

acquiring the at least one sensing information related to a state of the terminal as specified in the second data transmission/reception
policy, from another combination of at least one sensor if the NFC mode is the reader/writer mode; and

determining a particular data transmission/reception operation for performing with the target device based on the loaded data
transmission/reception policy and the acquired at least one sensing information,

wherein the first data transmission/reception policy and the second data transmission/reception policy specify the particular
data transmission/reception operation corresponding to the state of the terminal and the first data transmission/reception
policy and the second data transmission/reception policy are different from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,106,944

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., L...

1. A display apparatus controllable through at least one of a plurality of types of input devices, the display apparatus comprising:
a storage which stores a plurality of graphical images corresponding to the plurality of types of user controlled input devices,
respectively;

a signal receiver which receives an input signal corresponding to a user's input to a user controlled input device, from at
least one of the plurality of types of user controlled input devices;

a display; and
a controller which identifies a type of the user controlled input device from which the input signal is received by the signal
receiver, and displays one of the plurality of graphical images corresponding to the identified type of the user controlled
input device based on when the input signal is received from the user controlled input device,

wherein each of the plurality of graphical images comprises a graphical representation and a name of the user controlled input
device.

US Pat. No. 9,947,394

NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE INCLUDING PAGE BUFFER AND METHOD FOR READING DATA WITHOUT A DUMPING PROCESS FOR BACKING UP DATA

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. A method of operating a nonvolatile memory device, the method comprising:performing a first sensing operation on memory cells of the nonvolatile memory device using a first sensing voltage;
precharging some bit lines from among a plurality of bit lines connected to the memory cells, according to first data stored in a first latch unit of a page buffer due to the first sensing operation;
resetting the first latch unit after said precharging; and
performing a second sensing operation on the memory cells using a second sensing voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,142,955

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DEVICE TRIGGERING IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. A method of triggering a device in a mobile communication system by an apparatus, the method comprising:receiving, by a transceiver of the apparatus, a device trigger request message from an application server, the device trigger request message comprising a priority and a valid period of a device trigger request;
processing the device trigger request based on the priority and the valid period in the device trigger request message;
transmitting, by the transceiver, a subscriber information request message to a home subscriber server (HSS) in response to the device trigger request message;
receiving, by the transceiver, a subscriber information response message from the HSS in response to the subscriber information request message; and
based on the receiving of the subscriber information response message from the HSS, transmitting, by the transceiver, the priority and the valid period via a policy and charging rules function (PCRF) and a packet data network gateway (PGW) to a serving gateway (SGW),
wherein the SGW determines whether to transmit or buffer downlink data packets based on the priority and the valid period upon receipt of the downlink data packets from the application server.

US Pat. No. 9,660,737

METHOD OF SUPPORTING MULTI-FREQUENCY BANDS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE SUPPORTING THE SAME

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. An electronic device which operates in response to multi-frequency bands, the electronic device comprising:
an antenna;
a reception module configured to amplify a signal received through the antenna and distribute the amplified signal according
to the multi-frequency bands, the reception module comprising:

a conversion unit configured to convert the signal received through the antenna,
a connection unit including a number of signal lines connected to the conversion unit, and
a distribution unit configured to distribute signals transmitted through the connection unit among multi-frequency bands which
are processed in the circuit unit; and

a circuit unit configured to process signals included in the multi-frequency bands,
wherein the conversion unit is configured to filter the signals received through the antenna and amplify the filtered signals.

US Pat. No. 9,996,759

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECOGNIZING FINGERPRINT

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. A method of recognizing a fingerprint, comprising:receiving a request for a fingerprint mode;
in response to the request for the fingerprint mode, displaying a guide area, the guide area located in at least one area of a display unit adjacent to a fingerprint scan sensor;
receiving a finger touch for performing a fingerprint scan via the guide area;
providing guide information related to fingerprint recognition based on the finger touch detected via the guide area by determining at least one attribute related to the finger touch; and
displaying, when the at least one attribute does not meet a predetermined condition, information making a request for changing the finger touch,
wherein displaying the information making the request for changing the finger touch comprises extracting sizes of a major axis and a minor axis of the finger touch, and comparing the extracted sizes of the major axis and the minor axis.

US Pat. No. 9,819,779

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING FUNCTION OF MOBILE TERMINAL

SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., L...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a communication interface configured to communicate with a first wearable device and a second wearable device and communicate
with another electronic device to execute a call function; and

a processor configured to:
receive an external call acceptance request based on the call function,
transmit a notification indicating the received external call acceptance request to the first wearable device,
receive a call acceptance request from the first wearable device,
start a call in response to the received call acceptance request,
transmit audio output data received from the other electronic device to the second wearable device and receive audio input
data from the second wearable device so as to transmit the audio input data to the other electronic device,

transmit, to the first wearable device, data to configure a user interface which is used to control the call or display a
state of the call during the call, and

end the call when an end request requesting to end the call is received from one of the first wearable device and the second
wearable device during the call,

wherein the processor is further configured to identify, among a plurality of wearable devices, certain wearable devices having
performance information exceeding minimum performance information based on a comparison of performance information of the
plurality of wearable devices to the minimum performance information, the minimum performance information being known as a
requirement to perform specific operation with the electronic device, and

wherein the processor is configured to select wearable devices having performance information closest in value to the minimum
performance information, among the certain wearable devices, as the first wearable device and the second wearable device.

US Pat. No. 9,762,575

METHOD FOR PERFORMING COMMUNICATION VIA FINGERPRINT AUTHENTICATION AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., L...

1. A method for operating a first electronic device, the method comprising:
receiving a request for information stored in a security region from a second electronic device;
displaying a fingerprint authentication region to input first fingerprint data in response to detecting at least one of set
pressure and an input of set electromagnetism, wherein the fingerprint authentication region corresponds to at least a portion
of a display of the first electronic device;

detecting the first fingerprint data based on the fingerprint authentication region;
determining whether the first fingerprint data corresponds to a second fingerprint data stored in the first electronic device;
in response to determining the first fingerprint data corresponds to the second fingerprint data, obtaining an access right
of the security region;

obtaining the information in the security region based on the obtained access right; and
transmitting the obtained information to the second electronic device connected via near field communication.

US Pat. No. 10,123,366

WIRELESS CONNECTION METHOD, MACHINE-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING OUT-OF-BAND CHANNEL

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. A method of wirelessly connecting to a plurality of electronic devices by a first electronic device, the method comprising:receiving, from at least one of a plurality of surrounding electronic devices in proximity to the first electronic device, by the first electronic device, a first hash value through a first channel;
receiving, by the first electronic device, a plurality of device identifiers of the plurality of surrounding electronic devices through a second channel;
calculating, by the first electronic device, a plurality of hash values from the plurality of device identifiers;
identifying, by the first electronic device, a second electronic device from the plurality of surrounding electronic devices based on a comparison of the first hash value and the plurality of hash values; and
performing, by the first electronic device, a wireless connection with the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,836,620

COMPUTING SYSTEM FOR PRIVACY-AWARE SHARING MANAGEMENT AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. A computing system for privacy-aware sharing management comprising:
a control unit, including a microprocessor, configured to:
determine a usage context including a capability of a device, a usage time and a device location associated with the device,
and a user context of one or more users with access to the device;

analyze a privacy risk level of a resource based on a metadata concerning the resource, a collective input regarding the resource,
the usage context, and identifying a privacy trigger within a substantive content included in the resource through analysis
of the substantive content;

retrieve one or more historical sharing profiles of the device, wherein each of the historical sharing profiles links a sharing
privacy preference with a particular instance of the usage context;

generate one or more options for sharing the resource with the device by generating a privacy recommendation and a security
measure based on the historical sharing profile, the privacy risk level and the usage context, wherein:

the privacy recommendation is for representing a choice or preference presented to the one or more users in one or more actions
available to manage privacy risk, and

the security measure is for representing a command or setting to implement the one or more actions to manage the privacy risk;
and

a storage unit, coupled to the control unit, configured to store the resource.

US Pat. No. 9,829,069

DISPLAY APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., L...

1. A display apparatus comprising:
a display body comprising:
a display configured to display an image; and
a case disposed around an outside of the display;
a handle unit disposed with at least a portion thereof outside the display body; and
a link unit configured to linearly move and to vary a curvature of the display according to a rotational movement of the handle
unit;

wherein the handle unit comprises:
rotary dial configured to be gripped and rotated by a user; and
rotary gear disposed between a rear surface of the display and the case and configured to be rotated by a rotation of the
rotary dial;

wherein the link unit comprises:
movable link comprising a gear meshed with the rotary gear; and
a rotary link rotatably connected between the movably link and the display.

US Pat. No. 9,829,983

MOBILE SYSTEMS INCLUDING IMAGE SENSORS, METHODS OF OPERATING IMAGE SENSORS, AND METHODS OF OPERATING MOBILE SYSTEMS

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. A mobile system, comprising:
a three-dimensional (3D) image sensor on a first surface of the mobile system the 3D image sensor including a plurality of
depth pixels and a light source unit, the 3D image sensor configured to,

activate the light source unit to emit first light having a first brightness, and perform a first sensing to detect proximity
of a subject based on the first light received by a first number of activated depth pixels among the depth pixels, and

activate the light source unit emit second light having a second brightness, and perform a second sensing to recognize a gesture
of the subject by acquiring distance information for the subject based on the second light received by a second number of
activated depth pixels among the depth pixels, the second number being greater than the first number, the second brightness
being brighter than the first brightness;

a two-dimensional (2D) image sensor on the first surface of the mobile system, the 2D image sensor configured to perform a
third sensing to acquire color image information for the subject; and

a display device on the first surface of the mobile system configured to display results of the first sensing, the second
sensing, and the third sensing.

US Pat. No. 9,700,197

DISHWASHER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., L...

1. A dishwasher comprising:
a body including a washing tub;
a sump unit provided at a lower side of the body to accommodate wash water, and comprising a first pump configured to pump
the accommodated wash water;

a storage tank provided at the lower side of the body and configured to accommodate the wash water after being used, which
is supplied from the sump unit;

a water supply pipe connecting the sump unit to the storage tank;
a second pump connected to the water supply pipe and configured to pump the wash water accommodated in the storage tank to
the sump unit such that the wash water is reused; and

an air brake having a first hole communicating with the washing tub of the body and a second hole communicating with an upper
portion of the storage tank,

wherein the first hole is positioned at a lower portion of the air brake and the second hole is positioned at an upper portion
of the air brake.

US Pat. No. 9,799,399

NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICES INCLUDING CONTROLLER FOR OPERATING NONVOLATILE MEMORY CELL ARRAY LAYER IN MEMORY CHIP IN ONE OF MEMORY MODE AND STORAGE MODE

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. A nonvolatile memory module, comprising:
a plurality of memory chips on a printed circuit board (PCB), each of the plurality of memory chips including a plurality
of nonvolatile memory cell array layers, the plurality of nonvolatile memory cell array layers stacked on a substrate in a
three dimensional structure; and

a module controller on the PCB, the module controller configured to control operations of the plurality of memory chips, the
module controller configured to operate each of the plurality of nonvolatile memory cell array layers included in each of
the plurality of memory chips in one of a memory mode and a storage mode, the memory mode being a mode in which a corresponding
one of the plurality of nonvolatile memory cell array layers is used as a working memory area that temporarily stores data
for an operation of the nonvolatile memory module, the storage mode being a mode in which a corresponding one of the plurality
of nonvolatile memory cell array layers is used as a storage area that preserves data,

wherein the module controller is further configured to,
pre-store an initial endurance level of each of the plurality of nonvolatile memory cell array layers,
count a number of at least one of write operations or erase operations performed on each of the plurality of nonvolatile memory
cell array layers to generate a use value for each of the plurality of nonvolatile memory cell array layers, and

operate each of the plurality of nonvolatile memory cell array layers in one of the memory mode and the storage mode based
on the initial endurance level and the use value of each of the plurality of nonvolatile memory cell array layers.

US Pat. No. 10,085,603

VACUUM CLEANER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., L...

1. A vacuum cleaner, comprising:a first cleaning module to perform a cleaning of a floor; and
a second cleaning module detachably coupled to the first cleaning module and configured to perform a cleaning while detached from the first cleaning module, and
the second cleaning module, comprising:
a connecting pipe to deliver inlet force to an inlet of the first cleaning module while connected to the first cleaning module;
a handle connected to one side of the connecting pipe, having an inside space, and provided in a shape in which a rear surface thereof is open;
a connecting hose connecting the connecting pipe to a dust collector; and
a connector having a hose support provided to support the connecting hose, and to connect the connecting pipe to the connecting hose, and
the hose support is disposed to support the connecting hose curved along an inner side of the handle in a state that the connector is coupled to an inside space of the handle.

US Pat. No. 9,990,762

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:a calculator configured to calculate a first difference value corresponding to a difference between frames in terms of either one or both of a position and a direction of a direct light by comparing a current frame to at least one previous frame; and
a determiner configured to determine that an indirect light of the current frame is to be sampled in response to the first difference value being greater than or equal to a threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,941,478

ORGANIC COMPOUND, AND ORGANIC THIN FILM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., L...

1. An organic compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1:A-L-B  [Chemical Formula 1]
wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
L is one of a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 arylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 heteroalkylene group, an oxygen atom (O), a sulfur atom (S), a selenium atom (Se), a tellurium atom (Te), and a combination thereof, and
each of an A moiety and a B moiety are independently one of the groups listed in Group 1:

 and, wherein, in the Group 1,
each of X1 to X4 are independently one of O, S, Se, and Te,
each of R1 to R9 are independently one of hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, a halogen atom, and a combination thereof, and
* indicates a linking point.

US Pat. No. 10,094,065

WASHER DRYER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., L...

1. A washer dryer comprising:a cabinet;
a tub installed in the cabinet;
a drum installed in the tub in a rotatable form;
a dryer configured to heat and circulate air along an air flow circulation path into and out of the tub; and
a cooler configured to cool down air outside the tub in the cabinet and outside the air flow circulation path to control a temperature rise of the dryer,
wherein the dryer comprises:
a heater and blower fan to produce hot air;
a drying duct to guide the hot air into the drum; and
a fluid path to circulate air exhausted from the tub to the drying duct.

US Pat. No. 10,129,336

CONTENT MANAGEMENT METHOD AND CLOUD SERVER THEREFOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., L...

1. A method of managing data by a server, the method comprising:receiving, from a user device, a user input for selecting a plurality of attributes of elements to be included in a file name of content and setting an arrangement order of the selected plurality of attributes, the selected plurality of attributes comprising a name of an object to be extracted from the content;
generating a file name generation rule corresponding to a user account based on the selected plurality of attributes and the arrangement order of the selected plurality of attributes;
receiving, from the user device, a signal requesting a content list corresponding to the user account;
selecting the content related to the user account and the file name generation rule corresponding to the user account;
performing image processing on the selected content to extract the object from the content and identify the extracted object based on a comparison between the extracted object and a plurality of images stored in a database;
generating the file name of the content based on the file name generation rule; and
providing the content list including the file name of the content to the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,178,485

METHOD FOR DETECTING WRONG POSITIONING OF EARPHONE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND STORAGE MEDIUM THEREFOR

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. An electronic device comprising:a speaker positioned on a surface of a housing;
at least one sensor for outputting sensing information used in detecting a direction in which the speaker faces; and
at least one processor configured to:
receive a first audio signal received through at least one microphone positioned in a first body of an earphone detachably connectable to the electronic device and a second audio signal received through at least one microphone positioned in a second body of the earphone,
calculate a time delay and a level difference between the first audio signal and the second audio signal, and
determine a positioning state of the earphone based on the direction in which the speaker faces and at least one of the time delay and the level difference.

US Pat. No. 10,216,035

CONNECTOR, LIGHT SOURCE MODULE INCLUDING THE CONNECTOR, AND LIGHT SOURCE MODULE ARRAY INCLUDING THE LIGHT SOURCE MODULE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., L...

1. A connector comprising:a first connection part configured to connect to a first wire inserted thereto;
a second connection part configured to connect to a second wire inserted thereto, the first and second connection parts being disposed to face in opposite directions;
a housing covering the first and second connection parts; and
a push button configured to be actuated by an external force applied thereto to release a connection of the first connection part to the first wire and a connection of the second connection part to the second wire,
wherein each of the first connection part and the second connection part comprises:
a soldering portion having a plate shape and configured to be soldered to a circuit board;
a pair of covering portions extending in a direction intersecting an upper surface of the soldering portion and having portions which are bent to surround a corresponding one of the first and second wires;
a pair of fastening portions extending from the covering portions, respectively, and configured to be connected to the corresponding one of the first and second wires inserted from a position adjacent to an end of the covering portion; and
a pair of fastening release portions disposed above the fastening portions, respectively, spaced apart from each other by a gap, and configured to release a connection of the corresponding one of the first and second wires to the fastening portions when the portion of the push button is inserted into the gap by application of the external force to the push button.