Patents by Inventor Jeff Sloan

Jeff 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).

  • Patent number: 9827872
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle battery cell rebalancer for hybrid vehicles used to restore cell balance and improve performance while cooling and protecting the hybrid battery against damage from the rebalancing process. This may be accomplished by charging and/or discharging the battery cells in the hybrid battery pack at the same time while powering and controlling the vehicle's hybrid battery cooling fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Torque Electric LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Sloan, Elisha Pruett, Ronnie Ganitano, Tim Williams
  • Publication number: 20050091140
    Abstract: A valuation data analysis system includes a valuation data mining system configured to extract valuation data from at least one of a plurality of publicly listed items for sale and a non-public privately available database of previously sold items, and a valuation data processing system configured to receive the valuation data, the data processing system configured to process the valuation data to identify relationships between similar items currently listed for sale and previously sold items. The process of the valuation data analysis system can include the steps of identifying a listed item open for bidding at auction, identifying a plurality of auction listings for items similar to the item open for bidding, mining valuation data from the identified auction listings, and identifying relationships between the listed item open for bidding, closing prices for similar items, and the mined valuation data from the identified auction listings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventors: Jeff Sloan, Richard Sloan, Chris Cameron
  • Patent number: 6393586
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for conveniently diagnosing and conveying to a user the cause of a catastrophic failure during POST of a non-booting PC is described. In one embodiment, when an ID code identifying a POST procedure is written to port 80h, the ID code is also written to a POST code field in a non-volatile memory device. If the PC “hangs” prior to completion of POST, there will be a non-zero byte in the POST code field identifying which POST procedure resulted in the hang. Accordingly, if during boot-up of the PC, a non-zero byte is detected in the POST code field, the ID code will be beeped to the user to identify the POST procedure that caused the PC to hang. If POST completes successfully, the POST code field is set to zero and POST continues through the normal sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Dell USA, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeff Sloan, Tim Sullivan, David Springer