Patents by Inventor Matthew Hoffman

Matthew 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: 20210308536
    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: April 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    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
  • Publication number: 20210048756
    Abstract: An actuator for an optic mount in a vacuum environment includes a bellows around an actuator compartment. The bellows provides a seal around the actuator. A filter assembly is positioned between the actuator compartment and an interior of a vacuum chamber. The filter assembly includes a first particle filter, a second particle filter, and a purifier medium between the first particle filter and the second particle filter. Vacuum conditions in the actuator compartment can be achieved with a pump for the vacuum chamber, but particles and contaminants from the actuator or actuator compartment are captured by the filter assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Zefram D. Marks, Gildardo R. Delgado, Rudy Garcia, Joseph Walsh, Matthew Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10614381
    Abstract: This disclosure involves personalizing user experiences with electronic content based on application usage data. For example, a user representation model that facilitates content recommendations is iteratively trained with action histories from a content manipulation application. Each iteration involves selecting, from an action history for a particular user, an action sequence including a target action. An initial output is computed in each iteration by applying a probability function to the selected action sequence and a user representation vector for the particular user. The user representation vector is adjusted to maximize an output that is generated by applying the probability function to the action sequence and the user representation vector. This iterative training process generates a user representation model, which includes a set of adjusted user representation vectors, that facilitates content recommendations corresponding to users' usage pattern in the content manipulation application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Hoffman, Longqi Yang, Hailin Jin, Chen Fang
  • Patent number: 10148776
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for analyzing a plurality of clickstreams associated with a resource to identify popular navigational patterns traversed by users of the resource. The analysis provides a navigational framework for performing continued analysis on segmented portions of the identified navigational patterns. To facilitate the analysis, clickstreams associated with the resource are analyzed to identify sets of clickstreams that have a common group of assets with which users of the resource interacted. Navigational patterns, which include commonly traversed series of assets interacted with by the users, are determined for the identified sets. The navigational pattern is then provided to identify popular navigational patterns traversed by users of the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Zhicheng Liu, Alan Wilson, Matthew Hoffman, Lubomira Dontcheva
  • Publication number: 20180276397
    Abstract: The disclosed invention comprises Systems and Methods for delivery of mobile applications' requests for services to network devices or apparatus in a secure environment. The invention features web-based configuration services allowing for the definition of delivery systems' components, including mobile devices, delivery channels, machine handlers, endpoints and pre-authentications. Machine handlers are pre-authenticated to access endpoints. Mobile applications encode their requests and send these encoded requests in message bodies to a message server. Delivery handlers send these messages to machine handlers for specified endpoints based on configuration. Machine handlers decode and submit the requests to endpoints, e.g. a printer. The invention therefore allows a user to send a mobile application request to a secured network device, such as an endpoint printer, with no intervening actions such as unwanted security requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventor: MATTHEW HOFFMAN
  • Publication number: 20180174070
    Abstract: This disclosure involves personalizing user experiences with electronic content based on application usage data. For example, a user representation model that facilitates content recommendations is iteratively trained with action histories from a content manipulation application. Each iteration involves selecting, from an action history for a particular user, an action sequence including a target action. An initial output is computed in each iteration by applying a probability function to the selected action sequence and a user representation vector for the particular user. The user representation vector is adjusted to maximize an output that is generated by applying the probability function to the action sequence and the user representation vector. This iterative training process generates a user representation model, which includes a set of adjusted user representation vectors, that facilitates content recommendations corresponding to users' usage pattern in the content manipulation application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: MATTHEW HOFFMAN, LONGQI YANG, HAILIN JIN, CHEN FANG
  • Publication number: 20170244796
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for analyzing a plurality of clickstreams associated with a resource to identify popular navigational patterns traversed by users of the resource. The analysis provides a navigational framework for performing continued analysis on segmented portions of the identified navigational patterns. To facilitate the analysis, clickstreams associated with the resource are analyzed to identify sets of clickstreams that have a common group of assets with which users of the resource interacted. Navigational patterns, which include commonly traversed series of assets interacted with by the users, are determined for the identified sets. The navigational pattern is then provided to identify popular navigational patterns traversed by users of the resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: ZHICHENG LIU, ALAN WILSON, MATTHEW HOFFMAN, LUBOMIRA DONTCHEVA
  • Publication number: 20150121197
    Abstract: Identifying dynamic content in responses includes comparing responses to requests for web pages, identifying portions of the responses that are different as dynamic content, and creating a template that designates the dynamic content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: William Matthew Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8938530
    Abstract: Identifying of dynamic content in HTTP responses includes comparing responses to HTTP requests, identifying portions of the responses that are different as dynamic content, and creating a template that designates the dynamic content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: William Matthew Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8676583
    Abstract: An action is performed in a spoken dialog system in response to a user's spoken utterance. A policy which maps belief states of user intent to actions is retrieved or created. A belief state is determined based on the spoken utterance, and an action is selected based on the determined belief state and the policy. The action is performed, and in one embodiment, involves requesting clarification of the spoken utterance from the user. Creating a policy may involve simulating user inputs and spoken dialog system interactions, and modifying policy parameters iteratively until a policy threshold is satisfied. In one embodiment, a belief state is determined by converting the spoken utterance into text, assigning the text to one or more dialog slots associated with nodes in a probabilistic ontology tree (POT), and determining a joint probability based on probability distribution tables in the POT and on the dialog slot assignments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rakesh Gupta, Deepak Ramachandran, Antoine Raux, Neville Mehta, Stefan Krawczyk, Matthew Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8613767
    Abstract: A laryngeal implant for treating glottic insufficiency includes a displacement member positionable in a larynx such that at least a portion of the displacement member is disposed between thyroid cartilage and a vocal fold of the larynx. The displacement member is at least one of selectively adjustable in volume and selectively adjustable in compressibility when the displacement member is positioned in the larynx to selectively position the vocal fold in a medial displacement position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Matthew Hoffman, Jack Jiang, Rachel E. Witt, Timothy McCulloch
  • Publication number: 20120150293
    Abstract: A laryngeal implant for treating glottic insufficiency includes a displacement member positionable in a larynx such that at least a portion of the displacement member is disposed between thyroid cartilage and a vocal fold of the larynx. The displacement member is at least one of selectively adjustable in volume and selectively adjustable in compressibility when the displacement member is positioned in the larynx to selectively position the vocal fold in a medial displacement position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Matthew Hoffman, Jack Jiang, Rachel Witt, Timothy McCulloch
  • Publication number: 20120053945
    Abstract: An action is performed in a spoken dialog system in response to a user's spoken utterance. A policy which maps belief states of user intent to actions is retrieved or created. A belief state is determined based on the spoken utterance, and an action is selected based on the determined belief state and the policy. The action is performed, and in one embodiment, involves requesting clarification of the spoken utterance from the user. Creating a policy may involve simulating user inputs and spoken dialog system interactions, and modifying policy parameters iteratively until a policy threshold is satisfied. In one embodiment, a belief state is determined by converting the spoken utterance into text, assigning the text to one or more dialog slots associated with nodes in a probabilistic ontology tree (POT), and determining a joint probability based on probability distribution tables in the POT and on the dialog slot assignments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rakesh Gupta, Deepak Ramachandran, Antoine Raux, Neville Mehta, Stefan Krawczyk, Matthew Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8099636
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for detecting a memory stack fault. The method may include reserving a memory stack for executing software instructions. The method may also include enabling a debug unit and as the software instructions are execute, utilizing the debug unit to monitor a memory space adjacent to the memory stack. The method may further include identifying a memory stack fault if a write operation to the memory space is attempted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Eugene Tilton, Steven C. Bray, Mark Matthew Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20100199170
    Abstract: Identifying dynamic content in HTTP responses is disclosed, comprising comparing responses to HTTP requests, identifying portions of the responses that are different as dynamic content, and creating a template that designates the dynamic content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventor: WILLIAM MATTHEW HOFFMAN
  • Publication number: 20100017660
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for detecting a memory stack fault. The method may include reserving a memory stack for executing software instructions. The method may also include enabling a debug unit and as the software instructions are execute, utilizing the debug unit to monitor a memory space adjacent to the memory stack. The method may further include identifying a memory stack fault if a write operation to the memory space is attempted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Robert Eugene Tilton, Steven C. Bray, Mark Matthew Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7648187
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew A. Hoffman, Robert C. Kittelson, Robert L. Hug
  • Patent number: 7552488
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safety restraint device for a bed for a motor vehicle to protect the bed's occupant during a crash situation without damaging the frame of the bed. The restraint device attaches to the bed with a pivot bolt. The pivot bolt also pivotally connects the side slat of the bed frame and a pivot bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Martin, Robert C. Kittelson, Matthew A. Hoffman, Seth Rouse
  • Publication number: 20080208647
    Abstract: A proactive IT infrastructure support system is set forth which provides operations performance benchmarking. The operations performance benchmarking makes use of data that is available from a direct supply model. The operations performance benchmarking collects, analyzes, and formats the data into a single, easy-to-use interface that provides customers an ability quickly evaluate absolute performance of key IT performance metrics and to evaluate relative performance by comparing the results to the customer's choice of a variety of external benchmarks (such as industry peers) and internal benchmarks (site vs. site, and performance to Service Level Agreement).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Dale Hawley, Michael Boswell, Cary Gumbert, Matthew Hoffman, Stephen Meyer
  • Publication number: 20080040853
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safety restraint device for a bed for a motor vehicle to protect the bed's occupant during a crash situation without damaging the frame of the bed. The restraint device attaches to the bed with a pivot bolt. The pivot bolt also pivotally connects the side slat of the bed frame and a pivot bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL TRUCK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Martin, Robert C. Kittelson, Matthew A. Hoffman, Seth Rouse