Patents by Inventor Mark Hoff

Mark Hoff 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: 10639213
    Abstract: Methods of making disposable absorbent articles and disposable absorbent articles that comprise: a first, second, and third fastener elements to a web such that: the first fastener element is spaced from the second fastener element by a first distance along a length of the web; the second fastener element is spaced from the third fastener element by a second distance along the length of the web; and the second fastener element is disposed between the first and third fastener elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ATTENDS HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: William W. Gaston, Mark Hoff
  • Publication number: 20200012015
    Abstract: A water extractable ophthalmic device is disclosed which is a polymerization product of a monomeric mixture comprising: (a) one or more cyclic lactams; (b) one or more organosilicon-containing block copolymers; (c) one or more bulky siloxane monomers; and (d) a crosslinking agent mixture comprising (i) one or more first crosslinking agents containing at least two ethylenically unsaturated reactive end groups, wherein the at least two ethylenically unsaturated reactive end groups are (meth)acrylate-containing reactive end groups and (ii) one or more second crosslinking agents containing at least two ethylenically unsaturated reactive end groups wherein at least one of the ethylenically unsaturated reactive end groups is a non-(meth)acrylate reactive end group. The water extractable ophthalmic device has an equilibrium water content of at least about 50 wt. %, a contact angle of less than about 50°, and an oxygen permeability of at least about 60 Barrers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Ivan M. Nuñez, Katie L. Poetz, Lynn Coullard, Alok Kumar Awasfhi, Analuz Mark, Joseph W. Hoff, Andrew J. Hoteling
  • Publication number: 20190352443
    Abstract: A water extractable ophthalmic device is disclosed which is a polymerization product of a monomeric mixture comprising: (a) one or more cyclic lactams; (b) one or more non-bulky organosilicon-containing monomers; (c) one or more bulky siloxane monomers; and (d) a crosslinking agent mixture comprising (i) one or more first crosslinking agents containing at least two ethylenically unsaturated reactive end groups, wherein the at least two ethylenically unsaturated reactive end groups are (meth)acrylate-containing reactive end groups and (ii) one or more second crosslinking agents containing at least two ethylenically unsaturated reactive end groups wherein at least one of the ethylenically unsaturated reactive end groups is a non-(meth)acrylate reactive end group. The water extractable ophthalmic device has an equilibrium water content of at least about 50 wt. %, a contact angle of less than about 50°, and an oxygen permeability of at least about 60 Barrers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Ivan M. Nuñez, Lynn Coullard, Analuz Mark, Andrew J. Hoteling, Joseph W. Hoff
  • Patent number: 10425344
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus are provided to avoid dropping data packets between computers coupled on a network. In one example, the system receives a plurality of data packets from one or more sending servers into a receive queue of a first network interface device (e.g., Fiber Channel host bus adapter) in a receiving server. The receive queue includes addresses to data buffers to store a predetermined number of data packets. The system monitors the number of data packets stored in the data buffers waiting for read out by a software application. The system detects a potential overflow of the receive queue in response to a number of unused data buffers of the receive queue. In response to detecting the potential overflow, the system performs preemptive actions to avoid dropping at least one of the plurality of data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Taufik Tuan Ma, Mark J. Karnowski, Brandon Hoff
  • Publication number: 20190233593
    Abstract: A method is disclosed which involves the steps of (a) reacting a polysiloxane prepolymer having reactive functional end groups with a non-free radical polymerizable reactive end-capping agent; and (b) reacting the reaction product of step (a) with a free radical polymerizable reactive end-capping agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Ivan M. Nuñez, Katie L. Poetz, Andrew J. Hoteling, Joseph W. Hoff, Lynn Coullard, Analuz Mark, Keyla M. Cubi, Joseph A. McGee
  • Publication number: 20190099188
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices with a combination of fixation and tension straps and methods of using the same are described herein. The tissue compression devices include a combination of fixation and tension straps that are used together to fix or attach the tissue compression device over selected tissue at a selected location on a patient and to apply pressure to the selected tissue. In one or more embodiments, the fixation straps are sued to fix or attach the tissue compression device and the tension straps are used to provide tension that is converted to pressure on the selected tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hoff, Sanaz Saatchi, Brian Joseph Mason, John W Lai, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Yusuke Miyashita
  • Publication number: 20180344324
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices having pressure indicators and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices provide feedback to a user with respect to the pressure being applied to selected tissue at a selected location such as a radial artery to assist the user in applying the desired amount of pressure to the tissue (such as the pressure needed to achieve hemostasis at an access site). The pressure indication may be provided by a ring indicator that moves between two configurations (e.g., a concave configuration and a convex configuration), a bellow chamber in a housing, a bladder located below a bladder window, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Sanaz Saatchi, Joseph Berglund, Conor Flannery, Mark Hoff, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Justin Williams
  • Patent number: 10092297
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices with a combination of fixation and tension straps and methods of using the same are described herein. The tissue compression devices include a combination of fixation and tension straps that are used together to fix or attach the tissue compression device over selected tissue at a selected location on a patient and to apply pressure to the selected tissue. In one or more embodiments, the fixation straps are used to fix or attach the tissue compression device and the tension straps are used to provide tension that is converted to pressure on the selected tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hoff, Sanaz Saatchi, Brian Joseph Mason, John Lai, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Yusuke Miyashita
  • Patent number: 10034671
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices having pressure indicators and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices provide feedback to a user with respect to the pressure being applied to selected tissue at a selected location such as a radial artery to assist the user in applying the desired amount of pressure to the tissue (such as the pressure needed to achieve hemostasis at an access site). The pressure indication may be provided by a ring indicator that moves between two configurations (e.g., a concave configuration and a convex configuration), a bellow chamber in a housing, a bladder located below a bladder window, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanaz Saatchi, Joseph Berglund, Conor Flannery, Mark Hoff, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Justin Williams
  • Patent number: 9955978
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices including a multi-chamber bladder that is retained within the tissue compression device, with the multi-chamber bladder being positioned in a bladder orifice in a base of a compression device body. The multi-chamber bladder includes at least one upper chamber located above the base and at least one lower chamber located below the base. The lower chamber is located between the base and a selected location on a patient when the compression device is positioned over selected tissue such as, e.g., a radial artery, as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Conor Flannery, Joseph Berglund, Mark Hoff, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Sanaz Saatchi
  • Publication number: 20180008284
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices having a tension limiting strap retainer and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices described herein may include a strap retainer that is attached to a base by an elastic member that is configured to draw the strap retainer towards the base. The tissue compression devices described herein may also include a tension indicator that extends between the base of the tissue compression device and strap retainer. The tension indicator may be configured to limit the travel distance of the strap retainer away from the base in response to forces acting on the strap retainer. The tension indicator may also provide visual feedback to a user of the tension force in a strap to attach the tissue compression device to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Sanaz Saatchi, Conor Flannery, Mark Hoff, John Lai, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron
  • Patent number: 9795391
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices having a tension limiting strap retainer and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices described herein may include a strap retainer that is attached to a base by an elastic member that is configured to draw the strap retainer towards the base. The tissue compression devices described herein may also include a tension indicator that extends between the base of the tissue compression device and strap retainer. The tension indicator may be configured to limit the travel distance of the strap retainer away from the base in response to forces acting on the strap retainer. The tension indicator may also provide visual feedback to a user of the tension force in a strap to attach the tissue compression device to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanaz Saatchi, Conor Flannery, Mark Hoff, John Lai, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron
  • Publication number: 20160354091
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices having pressure indicators and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices provide feedback to a user with respect to the pressure being applied to selected tissue at a selected location such as a radial artery to assist the user in applying the desired amount of pressure to the tissue (such as the pressure needed to achieve hemostasis at an access site). The pressure indication may be provided by a ring indicator that moves between two configurations (e.g., a concave configuration and a convex configuration), a bellow chamber in a housing, a bladder located below a bladder window, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Sanaz Saatchi, Joseph Berglund, Conor Flannery, Mark Hoff, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Justin Williams
  • Patent number: 9439827
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices having pressure indicators and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices provide feedback to a user with respect to the pressure being applied to selected tissue at a selected location such as a radial artery to assist the user in applying the desired amount of pressure to the tissue (such as the pressure needed to achieve hemostasis at an access site). The pressure indication may be provided by a ring indicator that moves between two configurations (e.g., a concave configuration and a convex configuration), a bellow chamber in a housing, a bladder located below a bladder window, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanaz Saatchi, Joseph Berglund, Conor Flannery, Mark Hoff, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Justin Williams
  • Publication number: 20160228302
    Abstract: Methods of making disposable absorbent articles and disposable absorbent articles that comprise: a first, second, and third fastener elements to a web such that: the first fastener element is spaced from the second fastener element by a first distance along a length of the web; the second fastener element is spaced from the third fastener element by a second distance along the length of the web; and the second fastener element is disposed between the first and third fastener elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: William W. GASTON, Mark HOFF
  • Patent number: 9346509
    Abstract: A mirror assembly for mounting to a handlebar of a motorcycle or other cycle vehicle, including a handle enabling an operator of the motorcycle to rotate the mirror without requiring the operator to remove a hand from the handlebar. The rotation swivels the mirror from a view to the rear to a position with a view to the side. Upon releasing the handle, a compression spring within the assembly returns the mirror to its original position. The mounting arrangement for the assembly includes two portions rotatable perpendicularly to one another, permitting the mirror arrangement to be adjusted after coupling with the handlebar such that the stem of the mirror is plumb. This ensures that when the handle is engaged rotating the mirror, the orientation of the mirror is maintained such that the top edge of the mirror remains level during rotation and that the mirror stem remains plumb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Old School Products LLC
    Inventors: Vance A. Hoff, Phillip G. Larson, Perry D. Hoff, Mark A. Hoff
  • Publication number: 20150305958
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices with a combination of fixation and tension straps and methods of using the same are described herein. The tissue compression devices include a combination of fixation and tension straps that are used together to fix or attach the tissue compression device over selected tissue at a selected location on a patient and to apply pressure to the selected tissue. In one or more embodiments, the fixation straps are sued to fix or attach the tissue compression device and the tension straps are used to provide tension that is converted to pressure on the selected tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hoff, Sanaz Saatchi, Brian Joseph Mason, John Lai, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Yusuke Miyashita
  • Publication number: 20150305751
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices with deflecting pressure elements and methods of using the same are described herein. The tissue compression devices include a pressure element and a retention structure attached to the pressure element. The retention structure may be configured to retain the intermediate portion of the pressure element over selected tissue in a selected location on a patient (such as, e.g., over a radial artery access site). Movement of first and second end portions of the pressure element towards each other along an actuation axis causes the intermediate portion of the pressure element to deflect away from the actuation axis towards the selected tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hoff, Gary Kelly, Sanaz Saatchi, Brian Joseph Mason, John W. Lai, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Yusuke Miyashita
  • Publication number: 20150251718
    Abstract: A mirror assembly for mounting to a handlebar of a motorcycle or other cycle vehicle, including a handle enabling an operator of the motorcycle to rotate the mirror without requiring the operator to remove a hand from the handlebar. The rotation swivels the mirror from a view to the rear to a position with a view to the side. Upon releasing the handle, a compression spring within the assembly returns the mirror to its original position. The mounting arrangement for the assembly includes two portions rotatable perpendicularly to one another, permitting the mirror arrangement to be adjusted after coupling with the handlebar such that the stem of the mirror is plumb. This ensures that when the handle is engaged rotating the mirror, the orientation of the mirror is maintained such that the top edge of the mirror remains level during rotation and that the mirror stem remains plumb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: OLD SCHOOL PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Vance A. Hoff, Phillip G. Larson, Perry D. Hoff, Mark A. Hoff
  • Publication number: 20150119773
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices including a multi-chamber bladder that is retained within the tissue compression device, with the multi-chamber bladder being positioned in a bladder orifice in a base of a compression device body. The multi-chamber bladder includes at least one upper chamber located above the base and at least one lower chamber located below the base. The lower chamber is located between the base and a selected location on a patient when the compression device is positioned over selected tissue such as, e.g., a radial artery, as described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Conor Flannery, Joseph Berglund, Mark Hoff, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Sanaz Saatchi