Patents by Inventor Joseph Hoffman

Joseph Hoffman 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).

  • Publication number: 20190304599
    Abstract: Automated assistance program qualification and enrollment are provided. An assistance program qualification and enrollment (APQE) system determines whether a user qualifies for an assistance program that offers assistance with an ongoing transaction record with a service provider. The APQE system generates a set of questions based on qualification data (used to make a qualification determination) that are not included in collected user data and financial data about the user. The user's qualification is based on an evaluation of the user data, financial data, and user-provided responses to the questions. If the user qualifies for the assistance program, an option is provided to the user to enroll in the assistance program. If additional information is needed to complete an enrollment process for the assistance program, an interface is provided that enables the user to provide the data for completing the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Experian Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Joseph Hoffman, Sean M. Porter, Kevin Otto Horvath, Elizabeth Donato Serie
  • Patent number: 10420530
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to intravascular imaging system and particularly to processing in multimodal systems. The invention provides an imaging system that splits incoming image data into two signals and performs the same processing step on each of the split signals. The system can then send the two signals down two processing pathways. Methods include receiving an analog image signal, transmitting the received signal to a processing system, splitting the signal to produce a first image signal and a second image signal, and performing a processing operation on the first image signal and the second image signal. The first and second signal include substantially the same information as one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: VOLCANO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Hancock, Jerome Mai, Joseph Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20190269984
    Abstract: Described are embodiments of golf club heads having an internal cavity and features that cause the golf club head to have an improved acoustic performance when striking a golf ball. Some embodiments include one or more weight tracks and/or weight ports formed in the sole for receiving adjustable weights. The golf club heads can include one or more internal ribs, thickened wall regions, and/or posts positioned within the cavity that increase the rigidity of the club head and improve the acoustic performance of the club head when striking a ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Andrew Mata, Joe Hoffman, Brad Poston, Matthew David Johnson, Mark Vincent Greaney, Justin David Kleinert, Joseph Reeve Nielson, Christopher John Harbert, Nathan T. Sargent, Rachel Elizabeth Mullen, Christian Reber Wester
  • Patent number: 10300356
    Abstract: Described are embodiments of golf club heads having an internal cavity and features that cause the golf club head to have an improved acoustic performance when striking a golf ball. Some embodiments include one or more weight tracks and/or weight ports formed in the sole for receiving adjustable weights. The golf club heads can include one or more internal ribs, thickened wall regions, and/or posts positioned within the cavity that increase the rigidity of the club head and improve the acoustic performance of the club head when striking a ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Andrew Mata, Joe Hoffman, Brad Poston, Matthew David Johnson, Mark Vincent Greaney, Justin David Kleinert, Joseph Reeve Nielson, Christopher John Harbert, Nathan T. Sargent, Rachel Elizabeth Mullen, Christian Reber Wester
  • Publication number: 20190157109
    Abstract: There may be provided a method for generating a structure, the method may include receiving multiple donor structures that comprise multiple mesas; placing the multiple donor structures on a substrate that lacks a semiconductor layer that covers the entire substrate; and performing a manufacturing process that comprises coupling the multiple mesas to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: JOSEPH KAPLUN, Adam Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10217141
    Abstract: An ability to expose and display a current billing amount associated with a billing account in a billing system to one or more third parties, and to link one or more payments from the one or more third parties to the billing account in an account receivable system is provided. A user may create, publish, and share a fundraising webpage, which when accessed by a third party, allows the third party to send a payment in the form of a contribution or donation. An intermediary system allows for secure communication of billing account data from the accounts receivable system to the third party, allowing the third party to interact with the accounts receivable system as if the third party is in direct communication with the accounts receivable system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: PASSPORT HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC
    Inventor: Paul Joseph Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20190038051
    Abstract: A flexible hook hanger comprises an elongate sheet of pliable backing, an adhesive layer and a hook element. The backing comprises first and second ends, a first zone positioned adjacent the first end, a second zone positioned adjacent the second end and a central zone positioned between the first and second zones. The adhesive layer is disposed on one side of the backing. The hook element is connected to the central zone. In one embodiment, the pliable backing comprises microstructured tape, and the adhesive layer comprises a pressure sensitive adhesive composition comprising one or more hydrocarbon block copolymers, and a polar phenolic tackifier. In another embodiment, at least one of the first and second zones includes a peel arrestor. For example, the first zone and the second zone have a first width and a second width, respectively, and the central zone has a third width that is less than at least one of the first width and the second width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph A. Hoffman, Angela L. Pan, Craig D. Thompson, Chaodi Li, Michael B. Runge
  • Publication number: 20180343121
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for reconditioning an intravascular device for reuse are provided. The method includes reading first security data from a memory of the intravascular device; determining if the intravascular device is authentic; generating second security data, when the intravascular device is authentic; and writing the second security data to the memory of the intravascular device. Devices, systems, and methods for authenticating an intravascular device for use are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph Hoffman, Jason Spencer
  • Publication number: 20180285872
    Abstract: Improvements to the distribution and handling of electronic transactions across a distributed system are provided herein. A user interface is provided to a user responsible for one or more ongoing transactions or plans. The user interface is populated with data related to the user and the ongoing transactions. The user interface enables the user to group and manipulate various ongoing transactions and plans, and is populated with data based on the ongoing transactions, the user's historical transactional data, and a profile for the user based on similar users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Experian Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. Millhouse, Christopher G. Busch, Nathan Todd Gilman, Sean M. Porter, Paul Joseph Hoffman, Jorge Wong, Jason Michael Considine, Michael A. Johnson, Anthony Causin Suralta, Oscar Valdez
  • Patent number: 10057066
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for reconditioning an intravascular device for reuse are provided. The method includes reading first security data from a memory of the intravascular device; determining if the intravascular device is authentic; generating second security data, when the intravascular device is authentic; and writing the second security data to the memory of the intravascular device. Devices, systems, and methods for authenticating an intravascular device for use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Joseph Hoffman, Jason Spencer
  • Publication number: 20180197160
    Abstract: Aspects of methods and systems for proactively allowing the consumers to setup a transaction management plan upon determining their recovery probability are provided herein. Upon receiving an ongoing transaction record or file from a service provider, the system analyzes the ongoing transaction record or file and assigns a score based on plurality of factors such as balance on the ongoing transaction, consumer's transactional data, etc. The system further determines the consumer's recovery probability for the ongoing transaction balance. Upon determining the consumer's low recovery probability for the balance, the system sends an indication to the consumer to activate a transaction management plan or apply for assistance programs, without consumer intervention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Experian Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Joseph Hoffman, Jason Michael Considine, Michael A. Johnson, Marina Babic, Kevin Otto Horvath, Anthony Causin Suralta
  • Publication number: 20180198623
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for reconditioning an intravascular device for reuse are provided. The method includes reading first security data from a memory of the intravascular device; determining if the intravascular device is authentic; generating second security data, when the intravascular device is authentic; and writing the second security data to the memory of the intravascular device. Devices, systems, and methods for authenticating an intravascular device for use are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph Hoffman, Jason Spencer
  • Publication number: 20180178092
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a golf club head comprising at least one crown opening and at least one crown insert attached to the body and covering the at least one crown opening. The golf club head further comprises at least one sole opening and at least one sole insert attached to the body and covering the at least one sole opening. The golf club head additionally includes at least one weight member configured to clamp first and second ledges at selected locations along a sliding weight track. The golf club head also comprise a coefficient of restitution (COR) feature located on the sole of the golf club head. The at least one crown insert is formed from a composite material having a density between 1 g/cc and 2 g/cc. The at least one sole insert is formed from a composite material having a density between 1 g/cc and 2 g/cc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Johnson, David Bennett, Joseph Hoffman, Joseph R Nielson, Nathan T Sargent, Christopher J Harbert, Jared Guttmann, Christian R Wester
  • Patent number: 9948466
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for reconditioning an intravascular device for reuse are provided. The method includes reading first security data from a memory of the intravascular device; determining if the intravascular device is authentic; generating second security data, when the intravascular device is authentic; and writing the second security data to the memory of the intravascular device. Devices, systems, and methods for authenticating an intravascular device for use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Joseph Hoffman, Jason Spencer
  • Patent number: 9848626
    Abstract: A food grade water-soluble arabinoxylan product containing arabinoxylan oligosaccharides and retaining a high amount of bound ferulic acid and other phenolic substances is isolated from corn fiber using an aqueous extraction wherein the pH of the aqueous medium employed for the extraction is adjusted to a selected value after mixing with the corn fiber and prior to the initiation of extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TATE & LYLE INGREDIENTS AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: Shiji Shen, Andrew Joseph Hoffman, Rohit A. Medhekar, Susan Matthew, Richard Armentrout
  • Publication number: 20170254488
    Abstract: The present application is directed to an illumination device comprising a recycling cavity defined by recycling surfaces and a light emission surface; a light source within the cavity. A spectrum modifying layer is on a portion of the recycling surface, the spectrum modifying layer producing a spectral response different from the spectral response of the recycling surface. In some embodiments, the spectrum modifying layer shifts the spectral properties of the light being emitted from the light emission area from the spectral properties of the light source. In some embodiments, the spectrum modifying layer selectively absorbs a portion of light along the light source spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Ellen O. Aeling, Michael A. Meis, John T. Simpson, Joseph A. Hoffman, Paul E. Humpal
  • Patent number: 9676142
    Abstract: Systems and kits for decorating walls include a plurality of décor assemblies and a plurality of complementary fastening structures. The décor assemblies include a décor element and a releasable fastening structure providing first fastening elements. The complementary fastening structure includes a base, a pressure sensitive adhesive disposed on the base, and second fastening elements. The first fastening elements are releasably mateable with the second fastening elements to define a releasable fastening system. During use, a complementary fastening structure is releasably applied to a wall, and is connected to and supports one of the décor assemblies via the releasable fastening system. The releasable fastening system can comprise low profile hooks and loops, exhibiting relatively low holding power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Thomas W. Floyd, Jacob P. Vanderheyden, Nicolas A. Echeverri, Craig D. Thompson, Sean C. McGreevy, Judd D. Olson, Joseph A. Hoffman, Nathan E. Marks, Stephan A. Hawthorne
  • Patent number: 9668595
    Abstract: Systems and kits for decorating walls include a plurality of décor assemblies and a plurality of complementary fastening structures. The décor assemblies include a décor element and a releasable fastening structure providing first fastening elements. The complementary fastening structure includes a base, a pressure sensitive adhesive disposed on the base, and second fastening elements. The first fastening elements are releasably mateable with the second fastening elements to define a releasable fastening system. During use, a complementary fastening structure is releasably applied to a wall, and is connected to and supports one of the décor assemblies via the releasable fastening system. The releasable fastening system can comprise low profile hooks and loops, exhibiting relatively low holding power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Thomas W. Floyd, Jacob P. Vanderheyden, Nicolas A. Echeverri, Craig D. Thompson, Sean C. McGreevy, Judd D. Olson, Joseph A. Hoffman, Nathan E. Marks, Stephan A. Hawthorne
  • Publication number: 20170145526
    Abstract: A reduced sugar syrup having an advantageously low viscosity is prepared by hydrolysis of starch or starchy material using a particular type of alpha amylase enzyme which yields a saccharide distribution having a low DP1-2 and low DP11+ content. The DP4 content of the syrup may be favorably increased by using a maltotetragenic alpha amylase enzyme in combination with the aforementioned alpha amylase enzyme. The syrup is useful in the production of food, beverage, animal feed, animal health and nutrition, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic compositions and may be combined with a high intensity sweetener to provide a composition capable of being substituted for conventional corn syrups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicants: Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas, LLC, BASF Enzymes LLC
    Inventors: Rohit Medhekar, Andrew Joseph Hoffman
  • Patent number: D841675
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Experian Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Joseph Hoffman, Jason Michael Considine, Michael A. Johnson, Marina Babic, Anthony Causin Suralta, Kevin Otto Horvath