Patents by Inventor Leo A. Hoffman

Leo 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).

  • Patent number: 11398310
    Abstract: Methods are provided for validating theoretical improvements in the decision-support processes facilitating surveillance and monitoring of a patient's risk for developing a particular disease or condition and detecting the disease or condition. Patient information is received from a source and populated into an active risk assessment that monitors the patient's risk for developing Sepsis. At least a first and second set of actionable criteria for determining a patient's risk for developing sepsis are received. For each set of actionable criteria, it is determined that actionable criteria have been met. In some embodiments, software agents, operating in a multi-agent computing platform, perform each determination of whether actionable criteria are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Douglas S. McNair, John Christopher Murrish, Kanakasabha Kailasam, Mark A. Hoffman, Hugh Ryan, Bharat Sutariya, Leo V. Perez, John Kuckelman
  • Publication number: 20090320285
    Abstract: A method of machining a curved blade retention slot with electron discharge machining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, Gary Paul Zadrozny, Leo A. Hoffman, Peter G. Smith, Joseph B. Wysocki
  • Patent number: 4848577
    Abstract: A double-faced blister pack and frame assembly for packaging and displaying an article of merchandise. The article is sandwiched between a pair of superposed, transparent plastic sheets whose central regions are molded to generally conform to the opposite faces of the article, the four superposed margins of the sheets each defining a flange. The frame is formed of a cardboard strip that is so die-cut and folded as to create a chain of four interhinged branches each having a triangular truss cross section whose base chord is the outer wall of the frame and whose central strut is constituted by parallel walls extending from the apex of the triangle to the base chord to form a narrow slot. Socketed in the slot of each branch is the corresponding flange of the pack whereby the pack is supported by the frame, and the opposite faces of the article which lie within the frame are both exposed to a prospective purchaser who is able to fully examine the article without having to break open the package to do so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Buddy L. Corporation
    Inventors: Leo Hoffman, Robert T. Auer, Richard L. Keats, Stephan Roeser, Lawrence Stern
  • Patent number: 4661066
    Abstract: An oral implant for supporting an artificial tooth structure includes an implant portion that has a transverse slit at an obtuse angle to the side wall such that two facing surfaces are created. By squeezing the surfaces toward each other, the surfaces make contact and slide along each other so as to laterally separate the two parts of the implant portion. This causes the implant portion to become tightly wedged in a groove in a patient's bone along the occlusal plane. Additionally, the implant includes a neck portion with a rotatable threaded collar that couples to threads on a cap to which the artificial tooth structure is secured. As a result, the tooth structure can be removed without damage to it or to the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Inventors: Leonard I. Linkow, Leo Hoffman
  • Patent number: 4531917
    Abstract: An oral implant for supporting an artificial tooth structure includes an implant portion which is buried in the bone of the patient along the occlusal plane. A neck portion extends from the side of the implant portion remote from the groove and receives a post portion on which the artificial tooth structure is cemented. Means are provided on the neck portion so as to cause it to become wedged within a cavity of the overlying post portion, thereby releasably locking the post to the neck portion. As a result of this arrangement, a bridge structure can be removed from an implant without having to destroy the bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1985
    Inventors: Leonard I. Linkow, Leo Hoffman