Patents by Inventor John Edward Huber

John Edward Huber 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: 10297251
    Abstract: An automatic speech recognition system for a vehicle includes a controller configured to select an acoustic model from a library of acoustic models based on ambient noise in a cabin of the vehicle and operating parameters of the vehicle. The controller is further configured to apply the selected acoustic model to noisy speech to improve recognition of the speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Scott Andrew Amman, Francois Charette, Brigitte Frances Mora Richardson, Gintaras Vincent Puskorius, An Ji, Ranjani Rangarajan, John Edward Huber
  • Publication number: 20190106069
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for monitoring of vehicle window vibrations for voice-command recognition. An example vehicle includes a window, an outer layer, a vibration sensor coupled to the window to detect audio vibrations, an audio actuator coupled to the outer layer to vibrate the outer layer, and a controller. The controller is to detect a voice command from a user via the vibration sensor, identify an audio response based upon the voice command, and emit the audio response to the user via the audio actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua Wheeler, Scott Andrew Amman, Leah Busch, Ranjani Rangarajan, John Edward Huber
  • Publication number: 20190103027
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for accelerometer-based external sound monitoring for voice controlled autonomous parking. An example vehicle includes a body control module, an infotainment head unit, and an autonomy unit. The example body control module communicatively couples to a mobile device. The example infotainment head unit communicatively couples to an accelerometer mounted on a window of the vehicle. The example autonomy unit autonomously parks the vehicle in response to a first key word detected by the accelerometer when (i) a button is activated on the infotainment head unit and (ii) a message from the mobile device is being periodically received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua Wheeler, Scott Andrew Amman, Ranjani Rangarajan, Leah Busch, John Edward Huber
  • Publication number: 20190092229
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for accelerometer-based external sound monitoring during low speed maneuvers. An example vehicle includes accelerometers affixed to windows of the vehicle, speakers located inside the vehicle, and an infotainment head unit. Each of the speakers is uniquely associated with one of the accelerometers. The infotainment head unit, when a speed of the vehicle satisfies a threshold, selects a zone corresponding to a direction of travel of the vehicle. Additionally, the infotainment head unit plays signals captured by the accelerometers associated with the selected zone on the corresponding speakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua Wheeler, Scott Andrew Amman, John Edward Huber, Leah Busch, Ranjani Rangarajan, Erick Michael Lavoie, Marla Johnston
  • Patent number: 10134415
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for determining and accounting for distortions to an audio signal due to the geometric properties of the interior cabin of a vehicle. An example vehicle includes a microphone, a seat having a plurality of seat positions, and a processor. The processor is configured to determine a first seat position corresponding to a point in time at which an audio signal is received, determine a cabin impulse response corresponding to the first seat position, and determine a filtered audio signal based on the cabin impulse response and the audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ranjani Rangarajan, Leah Busch, Joshua Wheeler, Scott Andrew Amman, John Edward Huber
  • Patent number: 9978399
    Abstract: A system includes a head and torso simulation (HATS) system configured to play back pre-recorded audio commands while simulating a driver head location as an output location. The system also includes a vehicle speaker system and a processor configured to engage a vehicle heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. The processor is also configured to play back audio commands through the HATS system while playing back pre-recorded vehicle environment noises through the speaker system. The processor is further configured to determine if the audio command, recorded by a vehicle microphone, is recognizable in the presence of the environment noises and HVAC noises. Also, the processor is configured to repeat the engagement, playback of commands and noises, and determination, recording the results of the determination for each command in a set of commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Amman, Brigitte Frances Mora Richardson, Allan Miramonti, John Edward Huber, Francois Charette, Gintaras Vincent Puskorius
  • Publication number: 20170213551
    Abstract: A processor of a vehicle speech recognition system recognizes speech via domain-specific language and acoustic models. The processor further, in response to the acoustic model having a confidence score for recognized speech falling within a predetermined range defined relative to a confidence score for the domain-specific language model, recognizes speech via the acoustic model only.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: An Ji, Scott Andrew Amman, Brigitte Frances Mora Richardson, John Edward Huber, Francois Charette, Ranjani Rangarajan, Gintaras Vincent Puskorius, Ali Hassani
  • Publication number: 20170213549
    Abstract: An automatic speech recognition system for a vehicle includes a controller configured to select an acoustic model from a library of acoustic models based on ambient noise in a cabin of the vehicle and operating parameters of the vehicle. The controller is further configured to apply the selected acoustic model to noisy speech to improve recognition of the speech.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Scott Andrew Amman, Francois Charette, Brigitte Frances Mora Richardson, Gintaras Vincent Puskorius, An Ji, Ranjani Rangarajan, John Edward Huber
  • Publication number: 20170140777
    Abstract: A system includes a head and torso simulation (HATS) system configured to play back pre-recorded audio commands while simulating a driver head location as an output location. The system also includes a vehicle speaker system and a processor configured to engage a vehicle heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. The processor is also configured to play back audio commands through the HATS system while playing back pre-recorded vehicle environment noises through the speaker system. The processor is further configured to determine if the audio command, recorded by a vehicle microphone, is recognizable in the presence of the environment noises and HVAC noises.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Andrew AMMAN, Brigitte Frances Mora RICHARDSON, Allan MIRAMONTI, John Edward HUBER, Francois CHARETTE, Gintaras Vincent PUSKORIUS
  • Publication number: 20170125038
    Abstract: A controller may be programmed to create a speech utterance set for speech recognition training by, in response to receiving data representing a neutral utterance and parameter values defining signal noise, generating data representing a Lombard effect version of the neutral utterance using a transfer function associated with the parameter values and defining distortion between neutral and Lombard effect versions of a same utterance due to the signal noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Scott Andrew Amman, Francois Charette, John Edward Huber, Brigitte Frances Mora Richardson, Gintaras Vincent Puskorius, An Ji, Ranjani Rangarajan
  • Patent number: 9499216
    Abstract: A vehicle floor structure includes a cross member having a substantially constant cross section shape. A spacing member is disposed beneath the cross member for securing to a chassis frame. The spacing member is positioned relative to the cross member to define an enclosed cavity between the spacing member and the cross member. The floor structure also includes a first collar affixed within the enclosed cavity. A fastener extends through the spacing member and the cross member, and compresses the first collar when the floor structure is secured to the chassis frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Satish Ganti, John Edward Huber, Michael M. Azzouz, Srinath Vijayakumar
  • Publication number: 20150375808
    Abstract: A vehicle floor structure includes a cross member having a substantially constant cross section shape. A spacing member is disposed beneath the cross member for securing to a chassis frame. The spacing member is positioned relative to the cross member to define an enclosed cavity between the spacing member and the cross member. The floor structure also includes a first collar affixed within the enclosed cavity. A fastener extends through the spacing member and the cross member, and compresses the first collar when the floor structure is secured to the chassis frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Satish GANTI, John Edward HUBER, Michael M. AZZOUZ, Srinath VIJAYAKUMAR
  • Patent number: 9139237
    Abstract: A vehicle floor structure includes a cross member having a substantially constant cross section shape. A spacing member is disposed beneath the cross member for securing to a chassis frame. The spacing member is positioned relative to the cross member to define an enclosed cavity between the spacing member and the cross member. The floor structure also includes a first collar affixed within the enclosed cavity. A fastener extends through the spacing member and the cross member, and compresses the first collar when the floor structure is secured to the chassis frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Satish Ganti, John Edward Huber, Michael M. Azzouz, Srinath Vijayakumar
  • Patent number: 9108678
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to various vehicle frame assemblies and methods of manufacturing the same. The vehicle frame assemblies have rails composed of dissimilar materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: David Anthony Wagner, Michael M. Azzouz, Ari Garo Caliskan, Xiaoming Chen, John Edward Huber, Yuksel Gur, Sunil K. Kasaragod, Parameswararao Pothuraju, Jeffery Wallace
  • Patent number: 8925991
    Abstract: A reinforced frame structure for a vehicle is provided. The frame structure includes a frame portion having a first portion and a pair of wall portions extending therefrom. A first reinforcement is rigidly coupled to the wall portions, and the first portion, the wall portions, and first reinforcement combine to define an enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ari Garo Caliskan, John Edward Huber, Michael M Azzouz, Satish Ganti
  • Patent number: 8915530
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of manufacturing vehicle frame assemblies. Some of the disclosed methods include forming a key and receptor arrangement between an interconnecting member, having a first material composition, and a cross-member, having a second material composition; attaching the interconnecting member and cross-member via the key and receptor arrangement at one location; inserting the interconnecting member and cross-member in a side rail; and welding the interconnecting member to the side rail at another location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Anthony Wagner, Michael M. Azzouz, Ari Garo Caliskan, Yuksel Gur, Sunil K. Kasaragod, Xiaoming Chen, John Edward Huber, Parameswararao Pothuraju, Jeffery Wallace
  • Patent number: 8567821
    Abstract: An aluminum tubular beam is assembled to a steel box frame rail with a steel sleeve. The sleeve is connected by a crimp joint or by a hem flange to the tubular beam. The steel sleeve may be effectively welded to the steel box frame rail to which it is assembled. An adhesive may be provided between the sleeve and the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Anthony Wagner, Ari Garo Callskan, John Edward Huber, Yuksel Gur, Michael M. Azzouz, Jeffrey A. Wallace, Parameswararao Pothuraju, Sunil K. Kasaragod, Xiaoming Chen
  • Publication number: 20130277955
    Abstract: An aluminum tubular beam is assembled to a steel box frame rail with a steel sleeve. The sleeve is connected by a crimp joint or by a hem flange to the tubular beam. The steel sleeve may be effectively welded to the steel box frame rail to which it is assembled. An adhesive may be provided between the sleeve and the beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: David Anthony Wagner, Ari Garo Callskan, John Edward Huber, Yuksel Gur, Michael M. Azzouz, Jeffrey A. Wallace, Parameswararao Pothuraju, Sunil K. Kasaragod, Xiaoming Chen
  • Publication number: 20130026794
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to various vehicle frame assemblies and methods of manufacturing the same. The vehicle frame assemblies have rails composed of dissimilar materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: David Anthony Wagner, Michael M. Azzouz, Ari Garo Caliskan, Sunil K. Kasaragod, Xiaoming Chen, John Edward Huber, Yuksel Gur, Parameswararao Pothuraju, Jeffery Wallace
  • Publication number: 20130026796
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of manufacturing vehicle frame assemblies. Some of the disclosed methods include forming a key and receptor arrangement between an interconnecting member, having a first material composition, and a cross-member, having a second material composition; attaching the interconnecting member and cross-member via the key and receptor arrangement at one location; inserting the interconnecting member and cross-member in a side rail; and welding the interconnecting member to the side rail at another location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: David Anthony Wagner, Michael M. Azzouz, Ari Garo Caliskan, Sunil K. Kasaragod, Xiaoming Chen, John Edward Huber, Yuksel Gur, Parameswararao Pothuraju, Jeffery Wallace