Patents by Inventor David J. Hughes

David J. Hughes has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10296459
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to remote atomic operations (RAO) in multi-socket systems. In one example, a method, performed by a cache control circuit of a requester socket, includes: receiving the RAO instruction from the requester CPU core, determining a home agent in a home socket for the addressed cache line, providing a request for ownership (RFO) of the addressed cache line to the home agent, waiting for the home agent to either invalidate and retrieve a latest copy of the addressed cache line from a cache, or to fetch the addressed cache line from memory, receiving an acknowledgement and the addressed cache line, executing the RAO instruction on the received cache line atomically, subsequently receiving multiple local RAO instructions to the addressed cache line from one or more requester CPU cores, and executing the multiple local RAO instructions on the received cache line independently of the home agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Doddaballapur N. Jayasimha, Samantika S. Sury, Christopher J. Hughes, Jonas Svennebring, Yen-Cheng Liu, Stephen R. Van Doren, David A. Koufaty
  • Patent number: 10115392
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a voice recognition system and a voice recognition system is disclosed, wherein the voice recognition system comprises a speaker and a microphone, and wherein the method comprises the steps of: memorizing an audio frequency signal, playing back the audio frequency signal by means of the speaker, generating a detection signal by detecting the audio frequency signal by means of the microphone, and adjusting parameters of the voice recognition system dependent on the detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Sims, Brian L. Douthitt, David J. Hughes, Mark Zeinstra, Ted W. Ringold, Douglas W. Klamer, Todd Witters, Elisabet A. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9779723
    Abstract: A voice recognition system for a vehicle includes a micro-phone for receiving speech from a user. The system further includes a memory having a partial set of commands or names for voice recognition. The memory further includes a larger set of commands or names for voice recognition. The system further includes processing electronics in communication with the microphone and the memory. The processing electronics are configured to process the received speech to obtain speech data. The processing electronics are further configured to use the obtained speech data to conduct at least two voice recognition passes. In a first pass, the speech data is compared to the partial set. In a second pass, the speech data is compared to the larger set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sorin M. Panainte, David J. Hughes
  • Patent number: 9418661
    Abstract: A voice recognition system includes a microphone for receiving speech from a user and processing electronics. The processing electronics are in communication with the microphone and are configured to use a plurality of rules to evaluate user interactions with the voice recognition system. The processing electronics automatically determine and set an expertise level in response to and based on the evaluation. The processing electronics are configured to automatically adjust at least one setting of the voice recognition system in response to the set expertise level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: William Fay, Brian L. Douthitt, David J. Hughes, Brian Hannum
  • Publication number: 20150379987
    Abstract: A voice recognition system for a vehicle includes a micro-phone for receiving speech from a user. The system further includes a memory having a partial set of commands or names for voice recognition. The memory further includes a larger set of commands or names for voice recognition. The system further includes processing electronics in communication with the microphone and the memory. The processing electronics are configured to process the received speech to obtain speech data. The processing electronics are further configured to use the obtained speech data to conduct at least two voice recognition passes. In a first pass, the speech data is compared to the partial set. In a second pass, the speech data is compared to the larger set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Sorin M. PANAINTE, David J. HUGHES
  • Publication number: 20150310865
    Abstract: A voice recognition system includes a microphone for receiving speech from a user and processing electronics. The processing electronics are in communication with the microphone and are configured to use a plurality of rules to evaluate user interactions with the voice recognition system. The processing electronics automatically determine and set an expertise level in response to and based on the evaluation. The processing electronics are configured to automatically adjust at least one setting of the voice recognition system in response to the set expertise level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: William FAY, Brian L. DOUTHITT, David J. HUGHES, Brian HANNUM
  • Publication number: 20110301954
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a voice recognition system and a voice recognition system is disclosed, wherein the voice recognition system comprises a speaker and a microphone, and wherein the method comprises the steps of: memorizing an audio frequency signal, playing back the audio frequency signal by means of the speaker, generating a detection signal by detecting the audio frequency signal by means of the microphone, and adjusting parameters of the voice recognition system dependent on the detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Sims, Brian L. Douthitt, David J. Hughes, Mark Zeinstra, Ted W. Ringold, Douglas W. Klamer, Todd Witters, Elisabet A. Anderson