Patents by Inventor Matthew Hoke

Matthew Hoke 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: 20190150979
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing the seeding of cancerous cells during morcellation of a tissue specimen inside a patient's body and removal of the tissue specimen from inside the patient through a minimally-invasive body opening to outside the patient are provided. One system includes a cut-resistant tissue guard removably insertable into a containment bag. The tissue specimen is isolated and contained within the containment bag and the guard is configured to protect the containment bag and surrounding tissue from incidental contact with sharp instrumentation used during morcellation and extraction of the tissue specimen. The guard is adjustable for easy insertion and removal and configured to securely anchor to the body opening. Protection-focused and containment-based systems for tissue removal are provided that enable minimally invasive procedures to be performed safely and efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Serene Wachli, Tracy Breslin, Steven C. Kessler, Nikolai Poulsen, Nathan Collins, Alexandra Do, Eduardo Bolanos, Boun Pravong, Patrick Elliott, Matthew A. Wixey, Wayne Young, Jacob J. Filek, Kevin B. Castelo, Adam Hoke, Gregory K. Hofstetter, Jacqueline DeMarchi, Amy Garces, Heidi Holmes, Alexander Sheehan
  • Publication number: 20190142456
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing the seeding of cancerous cells during morcellation of a tissue specimen inside a patient's body and removal of the tissue specimen from inside the patient through a minimally-invasive body opening to outside the patient are provided. One system includes a cut-resistant tissue guard removably insertable into a containment bag. The tissue specimen is isolated and contained within the containment bag and the guard is configured to protect the containment bag and surrounding tissue from incidental contact with sharp instrumentation used during morcellation and extraction of the tissue specimen. The guard is adjustable for easy insertion and removal and configured to securely anchor to the body opening. Protection-focused and containment-based systems for tissue removal are provided that enable minimally invasive procedures to be performed safely and efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Serene Wachli, Tracy Breslin, Steven C. Kessler, Nikolai Poulsen, Nathan Collins, Alexandra Do, Eduardo Bolanos, Boun Pravong, Patrick Elliot, Matthew Wixey, Wayne Young, Jacob J. Filek, Kevin B. Castelo, Adam Hoke, Gregory K. Hofstetter, Jacqueline DeMarchi, Amy Garces, Heidi Holmes, Alexander Sheehan
  • Patent number: 8606712
    Abstract: A multi-stage filtering process and system for fraud detection is disclosed. The process includes one or more preliminary filtration stages followed by one or more additional filtration stages that provide for enhanced screening for fraudulent activity. In one such embodiment the preliminary filtration provides for evaluating financial transactions based on financial transaction attribute data and secondary filtration provides for further evaluating the financial transactions based on a customer's account event data. Over a plurality of transactions, a portion of the transactions are cleared for processing (e.g., deemed not likely fraudulent or of too low value to continue processing) after each filtration stage. As such, acceptable transactions are not unnecessarily scrutinized. In specific embodiments, filtration is based on financial transaction data and account event data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Somnath Choudhuri, Daniel Bodalski, Matthew Hoke, Sethu V. Iyer, Charles Pigg
  • Patent number: 8589298
    Abstract: A multi-stage filtering process and system for fraud detection is disclosed. The process includes one or more preliminary filtration stages followed by one or more additional filtration stages that may include velocity filters that provide for enhanced screening for fraudulent activity. Over a plurality of transactions, a portion of the transactions are cleared for processing (e.g., deemed not likely fraudulent or of too low value to continue processing) after each filtration stage. As such, acceptable transactions are not unnecessarily scrutinized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Somnath Choudhuri, Daniel Bodalski, Matthew Hoke, Sethu V. Iyer, Charles Pigg
  • Patent number: 8571982
    Abstract: A multi-stage filtering process and system for fraud detection is disclosed. The multi-stage filtering process allows for the ability to dynamically increase/decrease server capacity, as well as application capacity to support fraud detection activities. The system monitors the queues of the transactions being made using various channels, and responds by adjusting the server and application resources needed for performing pre-filtering on the transactions in the queues. The invention allows for the fraud detection systems to maintain the capacity necessary to examine, at some level, if one or more of the transactions being processed by a financial institution are potentially fraudulent. The capacity can be changed during times of high and low volumes, thus allowing the allocation of resources based on transaction volume, which reduces the computing, energy, labor, etc. costs associated with fraud detection systems without losing the ability to detect almost all of the fraudulent transactions occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Somnath Choudhuri, Daniel Bodalski, Matthew Hoke, Sethu V. Iyer, Charles Pigg
  • Patent number: 8447674
    Abstract: A multi-stage filtering process and system for fraud detection is disclosed. The process includes one or more preliminary filtration stages followed by one or more additional filtration stages that may include customer history filters that provide for enhanced screening for fraudulent activity. Over a plurality of transactions, a portion of the transactions are cleared for processing (e.g., deemed not likely fraudulent or of too low value to continue processing) after each filtration stage. As such, acceptable transactions are not unnecessarily scrutinized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Somnath Choudhuri, Daniel Bodalski, Matthew Hoke, Sethu V. Iyer, Charles Pigg
  • Publication number: 20130024300
    Abstract: A multi-stage filtering process and system for fraud detection is disclosed. The process includes one or more preliminary filtration stages followed by one or more additional filtration stages that provide for enhanced screening for fraudulent activity. Over a plurality of transactions, a portion of the transactions are cleared for processing (e.g., deemed not likely fraudulent or of too low value to continue processing) after each filtration stage. As such, acceptable transactions are not unnecessarily scrutinized. Methods include receiving transaction data; filtering the transaction data based on a first stage filtration to produce filtered data; enriching the filtered data with geo-positioning data to produce enriched data; and filtering the enriched data based on other attributes to indentify a possible fraud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Somnath Choudhuri, Daniel Bodalski, Matthew Hoke, Sethu V. Iyer, Charles Pigg
  • Publication number: 20130024358
    Abstract: A multi-stage filtering process and system for fraud detection is disclosed. The process includes one or more preliminary filtration stages followed by one or more additional filtration stages that provide for enhanced screening for fraudulent activity. Over a plurality of transactions, a portion of the transactions are cleared for processing (e.g., deemed not likely fraudulent or of too low value to continue processing) after each filtration stage. As such, acceptable transactions are not unnecessarily scrutinized. Another user of the multi-stage filtering process and system is to detect false positive fraud alerts produced by other systems. By reducing the prevalence of false positives, the process and system saves the financial institution costs associated with conducting expensive screening of valid transactions and saves the customers inconvenience and frustration of having valid transactions declined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: SOMNATH CHOUDHURI, Daniel Bodalski, Matthew Hoke, Sethu V. Iyer, Charles Pigg
  • Publication number: 20130024339
    Abstract: A multi-stage filtering process and system for fraud detection is disclosed. The process includes one or more preliminary filtration stages followed by one or more additional filtration stages that may include customer history filters that provide for enhanced screening for fraudulent activity. Over a plurality of transactions, a portion of the transactions are cleared for processing (e.g., deemed not likely fraudulent or of too low value to continue processing) after each filtration stage. As such, acceptable transactions are not unnecessarily scrutinized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Somnath Choudhuri, Daniel Bodalski, Matthew Hoke, Sethu V. Iyer, Charles Pigg
  • Publication number: 20130024375
    Abstract: A multi-stage filtering process and system for fraud detection is disclosed. The process includes one or more preliminary filtration stages followed by one or more additional filtration stages that provide for enhanced screening for fraudulent activity. Over a plurality of transactions, a portion of the transactions are cleared for processing or marked as not fraudulent (e.g., deemed not likely fraudulent or of too low a value to continue analyzing) after each filtration stage. As such, acceptable transactions are not unnecessarily scrutinized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Somnath Choudhuri, Daniel Bodalski, Matthew Hoke, Sethu V. Iyer, Charles Pigg
  • Publication number: 20130024361
    Abstract: A multi-stage filtering process and system for fraud detection is disclosed. The multi-stage filtering process allows for the ability to dynamically increase/decrease server capacity, as well as application capacity to support fraud detection activities. The system monitors the queues of the transactions being made using various channels, and responds by adjusting the server and application resources needed for performing pre-filtering on the transactions in the queues. The invention allows for the fraud detection systems to maintain the capacity necessary to examine, at some level, if one or more of the transactions being processed by a financial institution are potentially fraudulent. The capacity can be changed during times of high and low volumes, thus allowing the allocation of resources based on transaction volume, which reduces the computing, energy, labor, etc. costs associated with fraud detection systems without losing the ability to detect almost all of the fraudulent transactions occurring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Somnath Choudhuri, Daniel Bodalski, Matthew Hoke, Sethu V. Iyer, Charles Pigg
  • Publication number: 20130024376
    Abstract: A multi-stage filtering process and system for fraud detection is disclosed. The process includes one or more preliminary filtration stages followed by one or more additional filtration stages that may include velocity filters that provide for enhanced screening for fraudulent activity. Over a plurality of transactions, a portion of the transactions are cleared for processing (e.g., deemed not likely fraudulent or of too low value to continue processing) after each filtration stage. As such, acceptable transactions are not unnecessarily scrutinized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Somnath Choudhuri, Daniel Bodalski, Matthew Hoke, Sethu V. Iyer, Charles Pigg
  • Publication number: 20130024373
    Abstract: A multi-stage filtering process and system for fraud detection is disclosed. The process includes one or more preliminary filtration stages followed by one or more additional filtration stages that provide for enhanced screening for fraudulent activity. In one such embodiment the preliminary filtration provides for evaluating financial transactions based on financial transaction attribute data and secondary filtration provides for further evaluating the financial transactions based on a customer's account event data. Over a plurality of transactions, a portion of the transactions are cleared for processing (e.g., deemed not likely fraudulent or of too low value to continue processing) after each filtration stage. As such, acceptable transactions are not unnecessarily scrutinized. In specific embodiments, filtration is based on financial transaction data and account event data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Somnath Choudhuri, Daniel Bodalski, Matthew Hoke, Sethu V. Iyer, Charles Pigg