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    Seoul Metro equipped with Korea’s best technology know-how in the field of subway has established a
    technology research institute. The corporation has set an example in the subway related insitutes in home
    and abroad by devoting all its energy in its R&D. Seoul Metro has 105 registered intellectual property rights
    including 143 patent applications.

    Summarization of patent and registration status

    [As of 1999~2008.09.30]
    Summarization of patent and registration status
    Category Total Patent Utility Model Design Trademark and Service Mark Program
    Total Patent 143 54 19 23 37 10
    Registration Completion 105 23 14 21 37 10
    Under Evaluation 33 27 4 2    
    Expiration (Reject or abjure) 5 4 1      

    Details of application and registration

    [As of 1999~2008.09.30]
    Details of application and registration
    Patent S/N Field Type Researcher Subject Application Date Registration Date Registration S/N
    1 Train Patent Sohn Yong-jin Train stopping method and interlock in ATS mode '04.03.03 ’04.09.23 1
    2 Electric Patent Lee Gi-seung and two persons  Clip-type attachment structure of light ’04.04.14 Expired  
    3 Signal Patent Min Kyung-yoon and one person Control system for platform screen door using  a photoelectric sensor ’04.04.26 ’06. 3. 13 2
    4 Train Patent Ahn Chong-mo A non-contact type door detector using a proximity sensor ’04.05.20 ‘06.06.23 3
    5 Electronic Patent Lee Gi-seung and two persons Fixed fence for emergency doors in the subway buildings ’04.06.14 Expired  
    6 Signal Utility Model Park Jong-seon and one person LED-type signals ’04.03.24 ’04.07.30 4
    7 Construction Utility Model Choi Sang-choon A foldable chair substitutable with a lifter in the subway ’04.05.28 ’04.08.18 5
    8 Construction Design Choi Sang-choon   A chair for subway waiting areas (1)  ’04.02.28 ’04.09.24 6
    9 Construction Design Choi Sang-choon A chair for subway waiting areas (2) ’04.02.28 ’04.09.24 7
    10 Construction Design Choi Sang-choon A chair for subway waiting areas (3) ’04.02.28 ’04.09.24 8
    11 Construction Design Choi Sang-choon A chair for subway waiting areas (4) ’04.02.28 ’04.09.24 9
    12 Communication Patent Kim Moon-tae and one person A stopping location offering system for trains ’04.11.25 Expired  
    13 Train Patent Ahn Chong-mo Automatic voice controlling device in accordance with noise detection of broadcasting devices in the train and the subway building. ’04.10.21 ‘05.09.01 Joint 10
     
    Details of application and registration
    Patent S/N Field Type Researcher Subject Application Date Registration Date Registration S/N
    14 Railway  Civil Engineering Utility Model Kim Wan-sul Tie for railroad track ’05.02.11 Expired  
    15 Construction Patent Choi Sang-choon Panel assemblies for building finishing ‘05.02.19 ‘06.09.28 Joint 11
    16 Construction Design Choi Sang-choon Ceiling panel (1) ‘05.02.19 ‘05.10.31 Joint 12
    17 Construction Design Choi Sang-choon Ceiling panel (2) ‘05.02.19 ‘05.10.31 Joint 13
    18 Construction Design Choi Sang-choon Ceiling panel (3) ‘05.02.19 ‘05.12.03 Joint 14
    19 Train Patent Ahn Chong-mo Direction guidance device in subways ’05.03.07 ‘06.12.21 15
    20 Construction Utility Model Choi Sang-choon Assembling structure for ceiling panel ‘05.03.08 ‘05.05.11 Joint 16
    21 Electric Utility Model Kim Jin-ho, Han Hak-soo Railway coupling device ‘05.03.24 ‘05.05.30 17
    22 Construction Utility Model Cho Taek-hee Subway gate fence ‘05.04.01 ‘05.06.08 18
    23 Train Utility Model Kim Seung-soo, Yu Joo-hyon Tail retractor of a platform design for advertisement. ‘05.04.07 ‘05.06.17 19
    24 Electronic Patent Choi Jin-soo and two persons Information delivery system and the method using fare paying terminal. ‘05.04.15 ‘07.01.03 20
    25 Construction Design Choi Sang-choon Ceiling panel (4) ‘05.05.17 ‘05.12.03 21
    26 Construction Design Choi Sang-choon Ceiling panel (5) ‘05.05.17 ‘05.12.03 22
    27 Construction Design Choi Sang-choon Ceiling panel (6) ‘05.05.17 ‘06.05.08 23
    28 Construction Design Choi Sang-choon A chair for subway platform (1) ‘05.05.31 ‘06.03.27 24
    29 Construction Design Choi Sang-choon A chair for subway platform (2) ‘05.05.31 ‘06.07.06 25
    30 Train Patent Ahn Chong-mo, Choi Sang-choon Advertisement and emergency light devices for subway platforms ‘05.07.01 ‘07.09.21 Joint 26
    31 Construction Design Min Byung-hoon A chair for subway platform (3) ‘05.07.15 ‘06.07.06 27
    32 Construction Design Sim Sang-jeom A chair for subway platform (4) ‘05.07.15 ‘06.07.06 28
    33 Electric Patent Sim Sang-jeom Terror preventing trash can and explosive detecting system using electro magnetic field. ‘05.09.14 Expired  
    34 Facility Patent Park Guen-soo Air filter for dust collector sterilization cleaning ‘05.09.27 Under evaluation Joint
    35 Construction Design Choi Sang-choon Ceiling panel (7) ‘05.10.24 ‘06.07.06 Joint 29
    36 Construction Design Choi Sang-choon Clips ‘05.11.18 ‘06.07.06 Joint 30
    37 Construction Design Choi Sang-choon Ceiling panel ‘05.11.18 ‘06.07.06 Joint 31
    Details of application and registration
    Patent S/N Field Type Researcher Subject Application Date Registration Date Registration S/N
    38 Signal Utility Model Seok Tae-woo, Park Jong-seon LED Signal ‘05.11.29 ‘06.02.24 Joint 32
    39 Signal Design Seok Tae-woo, Park Jong-seon Luminous bulb plate for signal ‘05.11.29 ‘06.05.23 Joint 33
    40 Electric Patent Han Hak-soo Length adjustable hanger-ear ’06.03.22 ‘07.06.14 34
    41 Construction Patent Choi Sang-choon Assembling structure for ceiling panel ’06.05.10 Under evaluation Joint
    42 Electronic Utility Model Lee Soo-young Automatic gate system using a lead sensor ‘06.08.03 ‘06.11.14 35
    43 Facility Patent Park Geun-soo Elevator force-open device ‘06.08.30 ‘07.10.16 36
    44 Signal Design Seok Tae-woo A single core detector for signal luminous bulb plate ‘06.09.08 '07.03.30 Joint 37
    45 Civil Engineering Utility Model Kim Wan-sul A clamp to coupe rail temperature detecting sensor ‘06.09.22 ‘06.11.27 38
    46 Engineering Patent Baek Jong-myung, Yang Gi-young A sectional maintenance reinforcing method Nano synthesis minerals for polymer and concrete structure mixed with nylon fiber and the elements for reinforcing cross section maintenance. ‘06.09.28 ‘08.01.29 39
    47 Facility Patent Park Geun-soo An air conditioning system using recycled condensed water. ‘06.10.16 Under evaluation  
    48 Train Patent Cha Gwan-bong A automatic controlling method of a lamp automatic controlling device using a photo sensor. ‘06.11.4 ‘07.11.23 40
    49 Construction Utility Model Cho Taek-hee, Choi Sang-choon Subway guidance plate ‘06.11.24 ‘07.11.29 41
    50 Signal Utility Model Ko Yang-oak A single detector for railway LED signal ‘06.12.26 Under evaluation Joint
    51 Communication Patent Yoe Young-joo Testing device of central controlling broadcasting system ‘07.01.04 Under evaluation Joint
    52 Construction Patent Choi Sang-choon A safe footboard system  for a train ‘07.02.23 Under evaluation  
    53 Construction Patent Choi Sang-choon A drain system that enables status check ‘07.02.23 Under evaluation  
    54 Train Utility Model Sohn Yong-jin Grips for passengers ‘07.04.03 Under evaluation  
    55 Engineering Patent Sohn Jung-chul, Hwang Young-ho A concrete crack repairing method of high-pressure injection method using high-tension fiber ‘07.06.08 ‘07.10.10 Joint 42
     
    Details of application and registration
    Patent S/N Field Type Researcher Subject Application Date Registration Date Registration S/N
    56 Electric Patent Min Kyung-yoon, Han Hak-soo A warning device of voice message transmission function for a switch box. ‘07.07.31 Under evaluation Joint
    57 Construction Patent Choi Sang-choon A trench cover that adjusts opening state. ‘07.09.28 Under evaluation  
    58 Construction Patent Choi Sang-choon A trench cover that prevents noise and impact in walking. ‘07.09.28 Under evaluation  
    59 Construction Patent Choi Sang-choon A trench cover that opens to both ends. ‘07.09.28 Under evaluation  
    60 Construction Patent Choi Sang-choon A trench cover that opens in accordance with handles. ‘07.09.28 Under evaluation  
    61 Construction Patent Choi Sang-choon A trench that couples the trench cover with screws. ‘07.09.28 Under evaluation  
    62 Construction Patent Choi Sang-choon A separable trench from a single direction. ‘07.9.28 Under evaluation  
    63 Construction Patent Sohn Yong-jin, Chung Soo-yong Multi-functional rear chair ‘07.10.04 Under evaluation  
    64 Construction Design Sohn Yong-jin Chung Soo-yong A ground-fixed rear chair. ‘07.10.04 Under evaluation  
    65 Construction Design Sohn Yong-jin, Chung Soo-yong A wall-fixed rear chair. ‘07.10.04 ’08.04.21 43
    66 Construction Design Sohn Yong-jin, Chung Soo-yong A ground-fixed two-way rear chair. ‘07.10.04  ’08.04.21 44
    67 Construction Design Sohn Yong-jin, Chung Soo-yong A ground-fixed rear chair. ‘07.10.04  Under evaluation  
    68 Engineering Patent Kim Gil-soo and two persons Measuring device for irregularity in longitudinal level and irregularity in line. ‘07.10.11  Under evaluation  
    69 Communication Patent Sohn Yong-jin and three persons Delay time solution portable slope in the subway building platform. ‘07.10.25 Under evaluation Joint
    70 Civil Engineering Patent Gong Seon-yong and one person Rail joint coupling device. ’99.03.24 ’01.12.29 45
    71 Civil Engineering Utility Model Gong Seon-yong and one person Tie coupling structure of bridge railway ’99.11.08 ’00.01.20 46
    72 Civil Engineering Patent Kim Sang-jin, Jung Sung-min Railway rail concrete construction system method (B2S) ’04.02.24 ‘06.06.23 47
    73 Civil Engineering Utility Model Gong Seon-yong Structure of concrete track ‘04.09.30 ‘04.12.07 48
    74 Railway Engineering Overseas  Patent , Kim Sang-jin Jung Sung-min Railroad Concrete Construction System And Method '05.01.24 EU Patent- under evaluation  
    75 Facility Patent Lee Seok-jong Cold water coil isolation structure of air handling ‘05.01.25 ‘06.11.13 49
     
    Details of application and registration
    Patent S/N Field Type Researcher Subject Application Date Registration Date Registration S/N
    95 Publicity Trademark and Service Mark Jung Sung-min Seoul Metro (Name of company promoted the change) ‘05.02.25 ‘06.03.20 Total 20 69
    96 Train Patent Sohn Yong-jin and two persons Pantagraph collector steel plate for trains and manufacturing method ‘05.05.30 ‘07.06.21 70
    113 Publicity Trademark and Service Mark Jung Sung-min Seoul Metro (CI and character) ‘05.07.22 ‘06.09.01 Total 17 87
    114 Engineering Patent Hong Jong-hyon New construction joint device for bridges ‘05.09.16 ‘06.11.02 88
    115 Signal Patent Kim Seon-dong and one person ATS on-board device malfunction prevention system and the method to use. ‘05.11.02 ‘07.03.20 89
    116 Electric Patent Park Ji-soo and one person Electric train section protection device and protection method ‘05.12.19 ‘07.07.20 90
    117 Train Patent Sohn Yong-jin Curve-detectable railway train inducer ‘06.04.14 Under evaluation  
    118 Electric Utility Model Choi Jeon-sik Emergency light that enables insertion of advertisement plate ‘06.04.05 ‘06.06.08 Joint 91
    119 Electronic Patent Yoon Seok Joo and two additional Subway gate equipment and the control method ‘06.05.04 ‘07.12.24 92
    120 Train Utility Model Jung Myung-mook Gate system of train doors ‘06.07.14 ‘06.10.27 93
    121 Communication Patent Kim Deok-won, and one person An integrated tester of telephone card built-in a train radio base station ‘06.12.06 ‘07.12.06 94
    122 Electronic Program Woo Sung-hoon A BL/PL non-reception management program ‘06.12.09 ‘07.07.18 95
    123 Electric Utility Model Cha Gwang Seok and two more Database system for subway building light control using HMI ‘06.12.19 Under evaluation  
    124 Electric Program Seoul Metro A subway automatic controller operation program ‘06.12.20 ‘06.12.21 96
    125 Electronic Program Sohn Yong-jin, Kim Jae-bum Gate machine mode automatic S/W changer '07.04.09 '07.05.17 97
    126 Electronic Patent Kim Jung-gi and one person Subway building two-way emergency gate ‘07.07.03 ‘07.09.03 98
    127 Electronic Program Woo Sung-hoon Error card inspection Program ‘07.10.16 ‘07.11.30 99
    128 Train Patent Cha Gwan-bong, Lee Gi-soo Height adjustable handles ‘08.01.16 Under evaluation  
    129 Train Patent Ko Young-ho, Cha Gwan-bong A method of degree of congestion control system per subway train ‘08.01.16 Under evaluation  
    130 Communication Patent Yoon In-young, Yeo Yong-joo Train operation information guide system and method ‘08.02.13 Under evaluation  
    Details of application and registration
    Patent S/N Field Type Researcher Subject Application Date Registration Date Registration S/N
    131 Construction Patent Choi Sang-Choon, Jang Won-rak Noise prevention apparatus for traveling rail train ‘08.02.21 Under evaluation  
    132 Electric Patent Yu Gi-seon and two persons Measuring device to measure difference of elevation of trolly ‘08.03.27  Under evaluation  
    133 Train Program Jeon Seo-takand two persons Management program for urban railway wheels ‘07.12.24 ‘08.03.11 100
    134 Train Program Jeon Seo-takand two persons Supply procurement request management program for urban railway train ‘07.12.24 ‘08.03.11 101
    135 Train Program Jeon Seo-takand two persons Operation and management program for urban railway train ‘07.12.24 ‘08.03.11 102
    136 Train Program Jeon Seo-takand two persons Urban railway train maintenance inspection table auto-generation program ‘07.12.24 ‘08.03.11 103
    137 Train Program Jeon Seo-takand two persons Malfunction management program for urban railway train ‘07.12.24 ‘08.03.11 104
    138 Train Program Jeon Seo-takand two persons Supply order forecast management program for urban railway train ‘07.12.24 ‘08.03.11 105
    139 Construction Patent Sohn Yong-jin and three persons Noise prevention system for railway ‘08.04.24 Under evaluation  
    140 Construction Patent Choi Sang-choon Restroom rack system ‘08.04.24 Under evaluation  
    141 Construction Patent Lee Kwang-woo Assembly structure for ceiling panel ‘08.04.21 Under evaluation  
    142 Civil Engineering Patent Sin Gil-chul A measuring device for rail new-construction length ‘08.04.02 Under evaluation  
    143 Civil Engineering Utility Model Sin Gil-chul A preventing device for passengers and carts ‘08.04.24 Under evaluation  
     
     

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