Patents by Inventor Matthew A. Hoffman

Matthew 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: 20080023977
    Abstract: A mobile vehicle has an interior occupant compartment, commonly called a cab when the vehicle is a truck, that has a floor (60) covered by respective floor coverings (12, 14) that have top surfaces opposite the floor. The coverings connect to each other along a joint (16) cooperatively defined by respective over- and under-lapping margins (42, 44) of the respective coverings. One of the margins (44) has two open receptacles (50, 52), and the other (42) has formations (46, 48) each fitted respectively in a respective open receptacle so as to locate the respective top surfaces of the coverings substantially flush with each other and in substantial mutual abutment along the joint. An expanse 42A, 44A that forms at least a portion of the respective top surface is disposed beyond and integrally formed with the respective margin. A foam pad (62, 64) underlies each expanse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL TRUCK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew A. Hoffman, Robert C. Kittelson, Robert L. Hug
  • Publication number: 20070137904
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method to control the operability of a motorized vehicle such as an industrial pallet truck. The apparatus includes a coast control system, a steer arm, and an actuation cylinder attached to the steer arm that maintains the steer arm in an operator selectable position where the coast control system is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: NMHG OREGON, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Rose, Matthew Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20070098430
    Abstract: A printing system includes a marking engine which applies colorants to a print medium to render an image. The marking engine has a single pass color gamut which the marking engine is capable of rendering in a single pass of the print medium through the marking engine. The marking engine is capable of rendering an extended color gamut in a plurality of passes of the print medium through the marking engine. A control system is associated with the marking engine. The control system identifies an image which falls outside the single pass color gamut of the marking engine and schedules a plurality of passes for rendering the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Inventors: Matthew Hoffman, Paul Butterfield, Mark Haefner, Christopher Degroff
  • Publication number: 20060245866
    Abstract: A system for controlling a motorized vehicle, comprising: a controller configured to activate a pick state for a motorized vehicle only while the motorized vehicle is in a low speed travel made and a control arm is located in a non-braking position, the controller further configured to override a dead-man brake mechanism and automatically actuate a traction motor that drives the motorized vehicle within the low speed travel mode while the pick state is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventors: Timothy Rose, Matthew Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20060231301
    Abstract: A system for controlling a motorized vehicle, comprising: a controller configured to activate a pick state for a motorized vehicle only while the motorized vehicle is in a low speed travel mode and a control arm is located in a non-braking position, the controller further configured to override a dead-man brake mechanism and automatically actuate a traction motor that drives the motorized vehicle within the low speed travel mode while the pick state is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Timothy Rose, Matthew Hoffman