Patents by Inventor James G. Hughes

James G. 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: 10613739
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a method is performed at a first device with one or more processors, non-transitory memory, and a display. The method includes displaying, on the display, a device control transfer affordance while operating the first device based on user input from an input device that is in communication with the first device. The method includes receiving a device control transfer user input from the input device selecting the device control transfer affordance that is displayed on the display of the first device. In response to receiving the device control transfer user input, the method includes configuring a second device to be operated based on user input from the input device and ceasing to operate the first device based on user input from the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Fleizach, Clare T. Kasemset, Darren Christopher Minifie, Gregory F. Hughes, Ibrahim G. Yusuf, James Nathan Cartwright, James Plowden Craig, Patti P. Hoa
  • Publication number: 20190228629
    Abstract: A system and method of detecting and analyzing a threat in a confined environment is disclosed. An audio board detects and analyzes audio signals which are then transmitted and analyzed to determine the location of a gunshot in a confined location and the type of firearm being shot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: James R. Skorpik, Michael S. Hughes, Eric G. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10290195
    Abstract: A system and method of detecting and analyzing a threat in a confined environment is disclosed. An audio board detects and analyzes audio signals which are then transmitted and analyzed to determine the location of a gunshot in a confined location and the type of firearm being shot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: James R. Skorpik, Michael S. Hughes, Eric G. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 6183307
    Abstract: A PC Card is provided which can be inserted in the PCMCIA slot of a host system either right side up or inverted. The card includes a front portion conforming to the PCMCIA Type II thickness standard and a rear portion conforming to the PCMCIA Type III thickness standard. The card is so configured that two cards can be stacked in complementary fashion and inserted in a host system Type III slot, one card thus being connected to one of the 68-pin slot connectors and the other card being connected to the other 68-pin slot connector. Circuitry is provided for use in an invertible PC Card for electronically detecting the presence, type and orientation of the card, for managing power supply voltages and for directing, or, if the card is inverted, for redirecting the signals appearing at the various pins of the card connector as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Xircom, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian A. Laity, Gerald Pepper, James G. Hughes, Donald C. Barrett, Frank McLinn
  • Patent number: 6169266
    Abstract: A system and method for incorporating graphic and text elements on a surface of an article by employing an ablative etching device, such as a laser etcher, that is capable of etching the elements into a coating on the article's surface having at least two layers of material. The ablative etching device etches into the coating layers to a depth that removes the material of the outermost, exposed layer, but which leaves intact at least a portion of the depth of an underlying layer. As a result the graphics and text take on the color of the particular underlying layer exposed by the etching process. By making the colors of the underlying layer or layers contrast the color of the outermost, exposed layer, the graphics and text elements become readily readable against the background color of the outermost layer. Further, the graphic and text elements can be formed as an array having individual holes etched into the coating layers, as well as un-etched locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: Xirom, Inc.
    Inventor: James G. Hughes
  • Patent number: 6011690
    Abstract: A PC card comprising a housing including top and bottom cover panels encloses at least one heat-generating circuit component, typically an IC device or package. A heat spreading element, which may be in the form of a copper sheet, is disposed in conduction heat transfer relationship with the at least one circuit component and at least one of the housing covers, the heat spreading element being adapted to receive heat from the at least one circuit component, to spread the heat uniformly and to transfer it to the at least one housing cover panel. From there, the heat is dissipated into the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Xircom, Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Hughes, John N. Otey, Son Nam Doan
  • Patent number: 4012674
    Abstract: A ribbon drive and motor control system in which the instantaneous speed and torque output of a pair of motors are controlled interdependently to bidirectionally transfer ribbon or other web material between a pair of storage reels mechanically coupled to the motors at a uniform ribbon velocity and tension. The motors are electrically excited in series to rotate in the same direction with the back electromotive force of one motor being used to vary the instantaneous excitation voltage applied to the other motor, while drag from said other motor is imparted to the ribbon to control the speed of the first motor. Compensation for variation of the radii of ribbon on the reels during operation is accomplished automatically by variation of motor torque and velocity to minimize variation in ribbon tension and ribbon velocity. A bridge switch actuated by signals initiated by electrical contacts near the ends of the ribbon causes the motors to reverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1977
    Assignee: Computer Peripherals, Inc.
    Inventors: Merlin D. Spitsbergen, James G. Hughes