Patents by Inventor Lawrence A. Hoffman

Lawrence A. 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: 20200260833
    Abstract: A cosmetics carry system include a carrier that has an elongate body with openings at the opposite ends of the elongated body. At each end there are retaining features to non-permanently retain a small container of product in each end of the carrier. The containers can include a cap having an applicator that extends into the container. The retaining features are designed to allow the user to change the containers carried in the carrier so that the user can, for example, match color for lip gloss and nail polish. The carrier is a permanent member that can have decorative artwork on the outside, while the containers that are carried in the carrier can be disposable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Lawrence Perl, Harriet Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20200166651
    Abstract: A data recovery device configured to store data onboard a hypersonic vehicle travelling at hypersonic speeds. The data recovery device is released from the hypersonic vehicle upon a release command or an anomalous event. Upon release, the data recovery device is configured to receive Global Positioning System (GPS) position data and configured to broadcast the GPS position data in short bursts during decent to a surface of the Earth and upon impact with the surface of the Earth to aid in recovery of the data recovery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: William H. AILOR, III, Jeffrey Arthur LANG, James Lawrence HOFFMAN, II, Jerome K. FULLER, Jeffry PADIN, Michael Alan WEAVER, Franklin John BAYUK
  • Patent number: 10638824
    Abstract: A cosmetics carry system include a carrier that has an elongate body with openings at the opposite ends of the elongated body. At each end there are retaining features to non-permanently retain a small container of product in each end of the carrier. The containers can include a cap having an applicator that extends into the container. The retaining features are designed to allow the user to change the containers carried in the carrier so that the user can, for example, match color for lip gloss and nail polish. The carrier is a permanent member that can have decorative artwork on the outside, while the containers that are carried in the carrier can be disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Lawrence Perl, Harriet Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20190313766
    Abstract: A cosmetics carry system include a carrier that has an elongate body with openings at the opposite ends of the elongated body. At each end there are retaining features to non-permanently retain a small container of product in each end of the carrier. The containers can include a cap having an applicator that extends into the container. The retaining features are designed to allow the user to change the containers carried in the carrier so that the user can, for example, match color for lip gloss and nail polish. The carrier is a permanent member that can have decorative artwork on the outside, while the containers that are carried in the carrier can be disposable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Lawrence Perl, Harriet Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20100205965
    Abstract: An arrangement including at least one steam turbine and one condenser is provided. Further, a method to operate such an arrangement is provided. A regenerative deheater is arranged in the steam flow between the steam turbine and the condenser, by which the steam, superheated exhaust steam, exiting the steam turbine is cooled down before entering the condenser and by which a feed-water stream is heated up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Lawrence Hoffman, Cheryl Lynn Hoffman, Scott Macadam, Udo Tielcke
  • Patent number: 7628237
    Abstract: A grille for a vehicle, especially for severe service vehicles, is provided. The grille couples to a front reinforcement assembly of the vehicle's hood using a male and female slip joint, such as a boss and track. The grille and hood also hinge together. A spring engages the grille and the cooling module of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Marqueling, Lawrence Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20080100432
    Abstract: Embodiments in accordance with the present invention relate to providing a turn signal flasher unit that controls the operation of the vehicle turn signal lamps. The turn signal flasher unit provides a plurality of user-defined modes of operation, including, but not limited to: a continuous cycle of switching from a voltage output of zero to an output of H, in an operation referred to as traditional flash mode; a continuous cycle of raising from a voltage output of zero to an output of H and back down to zero at a predetermined adjustable rate, in an operation referred to as full cycle pulse mode; and a cycle of a half cycle pulse mode circuit adapted to provide cycling between a continuous raising from a voltage output of zero to an output of H, in an operation referred to as half-cycle pulse mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: The Hoffman Group International, Ltd.
    Inventor: Lawrence Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20080098993
    Abstract: A fuel pump relay module comprising a shock sensor adapted to sense acceleration forces above a predetermined threshold so as to terminate electric power to a fuel pump. Embodiments in accordance with the present invention provide a fuel pump relay module for controlling a fuel pump, comprising a relay including an activation coil, a normally open contact and an armature, the activation coil in operable arrangement with the armature, the armature in operable arrangement to contact the normally open contact when activated by the activation coil and a shock sensor including a normally closed contact adapted to open upon experiencing an acceleration force above a predetermined value, the normally closed contact connected in electrical series with the normally open contact and connected in electrical series with the fuel pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: THE HOFFMAN GROUP INTERNATIONAL, LTD.
    Inventor: Lawrence Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20080078595
    Abstract: The invention is a grille for a vehicle, especially for severe service vehicles. The grille couples to a front reinforcement assembly of the vehicle's hood using a male and female slip joint, such as a boss and track. The grille and hood also hinge together. A spring engages the grille and the cooling module of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL TRUCK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Marqueling, Lawrence Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20080041299
    Abstract: Gages allowing for removable and replaceable dial, indicator needle, crystal and bezel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: THE HOFFMAN GROUP, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20070294860
    Abstract: A hinge for vehicle doors so as to provide for door front edge opening operation, also known as suicide operation, comprises fastening elements provided with fixed pivot pins and with sliding guides, which can be housed respectively in the thickness of the door and in a corresponding pillar; linkages for connecting the fastening elements with their first extremity, hinged on the fixed pivot pin of one of the fastening elements and with a second extremity including a shoe engaged in the sliding guide of the other fastening element; and a joint interposed at the extremities of the linkages which pivotally couples the linkages to each other allowing their relative angular mobility. The fastening elements further comprise a control means in cooperative engagement with the sliding guide and shoe for adjustably controlling the maximum range of rotation of the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Applicant: NEW LIGHT, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20070283535
    Abstract: A hinge for automobile doors so as to provide for gull-wing operation comprising fastening elements provided with fixed pivot pins and with sliding guides, which can be housed respectively in the thickness of the door and in a corresponding roof header; linkages for connecting the fastening elements with their first extremity, hinged on the fixed pivot pin of one of the fastening elements and with a second extremity including a shoe engaged in the sliding guide of the other fastening element; and a joint interposed at the extremities of the linkages which pivotally connects the linkages to each other allowing their relative angular mobility. The fastening elements further comprise a control means in cooperative engagement with the sliding guide and shoe for adjustably controlling the maximum range of rotation of the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: THE HOFFMAN GROUP, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20070246463
    Abstract: A fluid containment unit for automotive applications that is capable of being easily enlarged, changed, modified and configured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: THE HOFFMAN GROUP, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20070245525
    Abstract: A multi-axis automobile door hinge, comprising a first leaf, a second leaf, and a third leaf. The first leaf and the second leaf are pivotally coupled defining a swing-out hinge adapted so as to enable rotation in a substantially horizontal plane about a substantially vertical axis of rotation. The second leaf and the third leaf are pivotally coupled about a lift bearing defining a vertical-lift hinge adapted so as to enable rotation in a substantially vertical plane about a substantially horizontal axis of rotation. The multi-axis automobile door hinge provides a combination of swing-out and vertical-lift motion suitable for retrofitting a conventional swing-out automobile door for swing-out and vertical-lift operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: THE HOFFMAN GROUP, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20070214606
    Abstract: The present invention is a simultaneous, multiple plane opening vehicle door hinge, comprising a first leaf, a second leaf, and a third leaf. The first leaf and the second leaf are pivotally coupled defining a swing-out hinge adapted so as to enable rotation in a substantially horizontal plane about a substantially vertical axis of rotation. The second leaf and the third leaf are pivotally coupled about a lift bearing defining a vertical-lift hinge adapted so as to enable rotation in a substantially vertical plane about a substantially horizontal axis of rotation. A pin extending from the third leaf traverses along a groove in a guide block such that there is simultaneous swing-out and vertical-lift motion of the vehicle door upon an outward urging of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventor: Lawrence Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20070199300
    Abstract: A closed loop oxy-fuel combustion power generation cycle is disclosed. The closed cycle has a gas generator which combusts oxygen with a hydrocarbon fuel to produce a drive gas mixture of steam and carbon dioxide that drives a turbine directly with the drive gas mixture. The drive gas mixture then enters a condenser where carbon dioxide is removed and water is recirculated to a heat exchanger where heat is transferred from the drive gas mixture to the water, to produce high pressure steam. This high pressure steam acts as a separate drive gas for a steam turbine. This steam is only indirectly heated by the gas generator through the heat exchanger, such that the cycle includes both direct and indirect heating of working fluids. Water/steam downstream from the steam turbine is then routed back to the gas generator or downstream of the gas generator to close the cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Scott MacAdam, Lawrence Hoffman, Fermin Viteri
  • Publication number: 20070193119
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide power drives comprising a drive unit, a drive cable, a trolley, and a track on which a trolley is guided for moving components for use in motor vehicle applications. The drive unit comprises a gear powered by an electric motor. The electric motor rotates the gear that meshes with and advances the drive cable. The drive unit is coupled to an end of the track by an intermediate cable sleeve comprising a flexible material allowing for independent placement of the drive unit and the track by selectively bending the intermediate cable sleeve. The drive cable passes through the intermediate cable sleeve and is coupled to the trolley and is adapted to advance the trolley along the track. The electric motor causes the gear to rotate in a forward or reverse direction to advance the trolley along the track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: The Hoffman Group, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20070138823
    Abstract: A trunk lid hinge in accordance with embodiments of the present invention provide the ability to operate a trunk of an automobile in a conventional manner as well as in an unconventional manner about two pivot axes. The trunk lid hinge comprises a hinge mount, a hinge bracket, and a locking element. The hinge mount is an elongated member having a mount first end and a mount second end opposite the mount first end. The hinge bracket is pivotally coupled to the mount second end and is adapted to be positioned at and between a first pivot position and a second pivot position about a pivot axis in addition to the stock pivot axis. Embodiment of the present invention permit the automobile enthusiast to retrofit the conventional trunk lid to operate as in an unconventional manner and allow the automobile manufacturers to incorporating trunk lids in automobiles with unconventional opening characteristics without requiring major redesign of the current trunk lids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: THE HOFFMAN GROUP, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20070123240
    Abstract: Embodiments of interruption-sound devices for producing an interruption sound signal in a telecommunications transmission signal comprising a signal generating circuit and a processing circuit, in accordance with the present invention. The interruption sound signals are input into the appropriate location of the telecommunications device such that the interruptee perceives characteristic sounds such as those encountered when a mobile phone is about to drop a call. As a result, the interruptee will place blame for call disconnection on the mobile-phone technology and not on the interrupter. The interruption-sound device is suitable for incorporated into an external interruption module, a landline phone, and a mobile phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Applicant: THE HOFFMAN GROUP, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7140671
    Abstract: A roof for a sleeper compartment truck is built from a plurality of pieces of manageable size while minimizing the required labor and waste of material required for construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: William Frazier, Katrina R. Hunden, Lawrence Hoffman