Patents by Inventor James Sloan

James Sloan 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: 20210137107
    Abstract: A disinfectant formulation comprising a poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) and a quaternary ammonium compound or combination of quaternary ammonium compounds is provided. A wipe having a residual biocidal property is also provided. The wipe formulation comprises a substrate comprised of a fibrous material, and the formulation present on or in the substrate. The formulation comprises a poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline), a quaternary ammonium compound or combination of quaternary ammonium compounds, a surfactant, water, and an optional fragrance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Tian Lan, Samuel James Hanna, Gina Parise Sloan, Brian Patrick Aylward, Karen Terry Welch, Dennis Earl Shireman, Kevin Andrew Kavchok, Charles L. Hawes, Jesse Douglas Turmenne, Matthew Michael Petkus
  • Publication number: 20210073939
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises processing circuitry configured to receive a plurality of training image data sets and a plurality of predetermined displacements. The processing circuitry is further configured to use the training image data sets and predetermined displacements to train a transformation regressor in combination with a discriminator in an adversarial fashion by repeatedly alternating a transformation regressor training process in which the transformation regressor is trained to predict displacements, and a discriminator training process in which the discriminator is trained to distinguish between predetermined displacements and displacements predicted by the transformation regressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: James SLOAN, Owen ANDERSON, Keith GOATMAN
  • Publication number: 20210027028
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring a location and/or status of equipment, tools, products, and/or vehicles using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology are provided herein. A system may comprise a plurality of RFID tags, each RFID tag associated with one of a plurality of items, a database storing information about each item, and a gateway structure. The gateway structure may include an RFID reader that reads the RFID tags. When the RFID tag is read, information in the database may be dynamically updated. Such system may be used for asset management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Certified Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jason Robert CORSER, Mathew James SLOAN, Jason Carl WILSON, Eric BAUMGARDT
  • Patent number: 10878529
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises processing circuitry configured to receive first image data; receive second medical image data; and apply a transformation regressor to perform a registration process to obtain a predicted displacement that is representative of a transformation between the first image data and the second image data; wherein the transformation regressor is trained in combination with a discriminator in an adversarial fashion by repeatedly alternating a transformation regressor training process in which the transformation regressor is trained to predict displacements, and a discriminator training process in which the discriminator is trained to distinguish between predetermined displacements and displacements predicted by the transformation regressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: James Sloan, Owen Anderson, Keith Goatman
  • Patent number: 10849323
    Abstract: An herbicidal composition and method. An oil dispersion is described including one or more base oils; an herbicide composition comprising an herbicide composition comprising a triazolinone, a 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase inhibitor, and a sulfonylurea; and a stabilizer comprising a phosphoric acid and/or a phosphoric acid derivative, and/or a mixture of phosphoric acid and/or phosphoric acid derivative with urea and/or a urea derivative; the dispersion demonstrating an enhanced spectrum of weed control and enhanced stability. A method of preparing an herbicidal composition and a method of controlling weeds are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ARYSTA LIFESCIENCE INC.
    Inventors: James Sloan, John Martin Groome, Hong Zhang, Robbie Haines, Charlie James Flood, Alix Bramaud Du Boucheron, Pascale Labatut, Christophe Fillon, Christophe Sepulchre De Conde
  • Patent number: 10346974
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus comprising processing circuitry configured to: receive first medical image data obtained using a first type of imaging procedure, wherein the first medical image data is representative of an anatomical region of a subject; and apply a simulator to perform a simulation process on the first medical image data to obtain simulated second medical image data, the simulated second medical image data having properties so as to simulate image data that is obtained using a second type of imaging procedure. The simulator comprises an image synthesizer that is trained in combination with a discriminator in an adversarial fashion by repeatedly alternating an image synthesizer training process in which the image synthesizer is trained to produce simulated medical image data, and a discriminator training process in which the discriminator is trained to distinguish between real medical image data and simulated medical image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Sloan, Keith Goatman
  • Publication number: 20190197662
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises processing circuitry configured to receive first image data; receive second medical image data; and apply a transformation regressor to perform a registration process to obtain a predicted displacement that is representative of a transformation between the first image data and the second image data; wherein the transformation regressor is trained in combination with a discriminator in an adversarial fashion by repeatedly alternating a transformation regressor training process in which the transformation regressor is trained to predict displacements, and a discriminator training process in which the discriminator is trained to distinguish between predetermined displacements and displacements predicted by the transformation regressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: James SLOAN, Owen ANDERSON, Keith GOATMAN
  • Publication number: 20190045785
    Abstract: An herbicidal composition and method. An oil dispersion is described including one or more base oils; an herbicide composition comprising an herbicide composition comprising a triazolinone, a 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase inhibitor, and a sulfonylurea; and a stabilizer comprising a phosphoric acid and/or a phosphoric acid derivative, and/or a mixture of phosphoric acid and/or phosphoric acid derivative with urea and/or a urea derivative; the dispersion demonstrating an enhanced spectrum of weed control and enhanced stability. A method of preparing an herbicidal composition and a method of controlling weeds are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Arysta LifeScience Inc.
    Inventors: James SLOAN, John Martin GROOME, Hong ZHANG, Robbie HAINES, Charlie James FLOOD, Alix BRAMAUD, Pascale LABATUT, Christophe FILLON, Christophe SEPULCHRE DE CONDE
  • Publication number: 20180336677
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus comprising processing circuitry configured to: receive first medical image data obtained using a first type of imaging procedure, wherein the first medical image data is representative of an anatomical region of a subject; and apply a simulator to perform a simulation process on the first medical image data to obtain simulated second medical image data, the simulated second medical image data having properties so as to simulate image data that is obtained using a second type of imaging procedure. The simulator comprises an image synthesizer that is trained in combination with a discriminator in an adversarial fashion by repeatedly alternating an image synthesizer training process in which the image synthesizer is trained to produce simulated medical image data, and a discriminator training process in which the discriminator is trained to distinguish between real medical image data and simulated medical image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: James SLOAN, Keith GOATMAN
  • Patent number: 8737730
    Abstract: Color management using a vector-based color difference metric. A color difference map is comprised of color difference vectors for each of a plurality of pixels of an original image. The color difference vector for each pixel includes both a magnitude and a directionality representing a difference for color data in each pixel in the original image, relative to color data in a corresponding mapped pixel in a color mapped image. Pixels in the color difference map having large color differences in color movement relative to nearby pixels are identified in the color difference map, by applying an edge-detection algorithm to the color difference map. For each pixel that is identified in a smooth area in the original image and is identified as having a large color difference in the color difference map, a correction algorithm is applied, so as to provide a corrected color mapped image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Rocklin James Sloan
  • Publication number: 20110255779
    Abstract: Color management using a vector-based color difference metric. A color difference map is comprised of color difference vectors for each of a plurality of pixels of an original image. The color difference vector for each pixel includes both a magnitude and a directionality representing a difference for color data in each pixel in the original image, relative to color data in a corresponding mapped pixel in a color mapped image. Pixels in the color difference map having large color differences in color movement relative to nearby pixels are identified in the color difference map, by applying an edge-detection algorithm to the color difference map. For each pixel that is identified in a smooth area in the original image and is identified as having a large color difference in the color difference map, a correction algorithm is applied, so as to provide a corrected color mapped image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Rocklin James Sloan
  • Publication number: 20080093079
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing zonal isolation in a wellbore includes a plurality of interlocking sealing elements having anchor elements at the opposing ends. Each anchor element sealingly engages a wellbore tubular whereas the interlocking sealing elements do not engage any portion of wellbore therebetween. In one exemplary application utilizes a wellhead and lubricator positioned over a wellbore under pressure and a conveyance device for conveying equipment into the wellhead. The first anchor, the second anchor and the plurality of interlocking sealing elements are separately conveyed into the wellbore with the conveyance device and sequentially assembled in the wellbore to provide zonal isolation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Applicant: OWEN OIL TOOLS LP
    Inventors: Rickey Bryant, Jim Carr, TImothy LaGrange, Kurt Schneidmiller, James Sloan, Troy Vass, Mitch Whitman
  • Publication number: 20060020552
    Abstract: A software routine, method of use of such software routine, and associated business method for the distribution of piracy-resistant audio recordings via digital recording media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Inventors: James Sloan, Ruthie Sloan, Richard Dixon
  • Publication number: 20050266187
    Abstract: This invention is a process of preparing a glazing structure that is a glass laminate having enhanced resistance to being pulled from a frame upon being subjected to high positive and/or negative pressure loads. This invention is particularly suitable for architectural structures having windows that can be subjected to the extreme conditions prevalent in a hurricane, bomb-blast event or placed under stress from repeated forceful blows to the laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: Charles Smith, Stephen Bennison, David Rinehart, James Sloan
  • Publication number: 20050190552
    Abstract: An elongated perimeter light is disclosed, which comprises a linear array of light sources (LEDs) that are electrically illuminated. The array of light sources is disposed within an elongated transparent tube, with the tube transmitting and dispersing the light from the array giving the appearance that said array of light sources is a continuous light source. The array of light sources is capable of being cut at intervals down its length to shorten it. The light sources that remain in the array continue to emit light and the tube can be cut to match the length of said array. The present invention also discloses systems for lighting structural features, with one system according to the present invention comprising a plurality of elongated perimeter lights. The perimeter lights are electrically coupled in a daisy chain with the electrical power at each of the perimeter lights being transmitted to the successive light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Sloan, James Sloan
  • Publication number: 20050042422
    Abstract: The present invention is a direct-point attachment laminate system comprising: (1) a thermoplastic interlayer; (2) at least one sheet of a rigid structural load-bearing layer (structural layer); (3) at least one receptor means; and (4) at least one attachment means, wherein the thermoplastic interlayer is bonded on at least one surface to at least one sheet of the structural layer, and wherein at least one receptor means is also adhesively bonded to the thermoplastic interlayer and thereby adhesively bonded to the structural layer, wherein the receptor means is positioned to mechanically accept the attachment means, with the further proviso that the attachment means and/or the receptor means are made from materials having a coefficient of expansion that is from about 90% to about 110% of the coefficient of expansion of the structural layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Stephen Bennison, Charles Smith, James Sloan
  • Patent number: 5393166
    Abstract: A reflective marker apparatus comprises a resilient, elastic body portion having an attachment surface, a top surface adjacent the attachment surface and first and second oppositely disposed face sides angularly disposed relative to the attachment surface to be convergent toward the top surface. A reflecting device is secured to at least one of the first and second face sides for reflecting light generally directed at the face sides. The body is preferably formed from a portion of a rubber tire to form a solid, unitary body. There is also disclosed a method of marking a point in a vehicular traffic area, the method including the steps of attaching to the point a body formed entirely from at least a portion of a rubber tire and having a reflecting surface thereon and using the reflecting surface to reflect light received from the lights of a nearby vehicle, such that reflected light is directed back at the vehicle. In addition, there is described a reflector for general application on vehicle area markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Assignee: Target Recycling Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony P. Stock, Daniel B. O'Brien, James A. Sloan