News Article | February 15, 2017
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - February 08, 2017) - The Impact Centre at the University of Toronto has been named a new AGE-WELL core facility in entrepreneurship. This is the first new AGE-WELL core facility to be announced since 2015 when AGE-WELL was established with federal funding to support Canadian research and innovation in the area of technology and aging. AGE-WELL core facilities promote and trigger national and international interactions for AGE-WELL and provide physical and/or virtual venues for researchers to meet, collaborate and exchange ideas. AGE-WELL has two other core facilities (details below). The Impact Centre is a research institute at the University of Toronto that brings science to society through education, research and entrepreneurship. The Centre has had big success in incubating companies whose products impact the world. As an AGE-WELL core facility in entrepreneurship, the Impact Centre will provide AGE-WELL researchers and trainees with startup support, one-on-one student mentoring, customized training programs on entrepreneurship, access to labs and equipment, and other services related to innovation and commercialization. "We enthusiastically welcome the Impact Centre as a new AGE-WELL core facility that will help us to fuel entrepreneurship and nurture startups in the field of technology and aging," says Dr. Alex Mihailidis, AGE-WELL Scientific Director. Dr. Mihailidis is also an associate professor at the University of Toronto and the Barbara G. Stymiest Research Chair in Rehabilitation Technology at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network (UHN). "AGE-WELL and the Impact Centre share a strong interest in the development of innovative real-world products and services," says Dr. Mihailidis. "This new relationship will provide crucial support for AGE-WELL startups, researchers, trainees and network partners. We see many synergies and successes ahead." AGE-WELL's other core facilities are the iDAPT (Intelligent Design for Adaptation, Participation and Technology) Research Centre at Toronto Rehab-UHN, and the IRMACS Centre (Interdisciplinary Research in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences) at Simon Fraser University. The IRMACS Centre is an AGE-WELL core facility in collaborative research technology. iDAPT provides AGE-WELL researchers with access to its simulation environments. For more, see AGE-WELL Core Facilities. "I am extremely impressed with what the AGE-WELL team has accomplished to date," says Dr. Richard McAloney, the Impact Centre's Director of Entrepreneurship. "This is a testament to the quality of the management, researchers, trainees and network partners." "The Impact Centre and AGE-WELL's goals are well aligned and we look forward to combining our complementary expertise," says Dr. McAloney. "Through this effort we will be able to find opportunities to promote healthy aging that would otherwise slip through the cracks and we'll be able to bring those to the world faster." Mark Elias, a researcher and entrepreneur, says the new partnership will benefit "any health startup" working in the technology and aging space. Mr. Elias is Co-Founder and CEO of Steadiwear Inc., a startup which has developed a "smart glove" to reduce hand tremors. Steadiwear receives support from AGE-WELL and is incubated at the Impact Centre. For more, see https://steadiwear.com. "The Impact Centre's business and technology acumen combined with AGE-WELL's strength in developing technologies for healthy aging provides a blend that is ideal for any health startup," says Elias. "The Impact Centre and AGE-WELL's support has been a game changer for us. We entered the Impact Centre with an idea and one year later we have a functional unit ready to be tested clinically." "The Impact Centre has provided me with training in key areas required to be an entrepreneur," says Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, CEO of Braze Mobility Inc, a startup that is commercializing an innovative add-on feature that can transform a regular powered wheelchair into a "smart" wheelchair able to help prevent collisions. Dr. Viswanathan, a postdoctoral fellow in computer science at the University of Toronto and an AGE-WELL trainee, receives support from AGE-WELL through a Strategic Investment Program grant. Braze is incubated at the Impact Centre. For more, see http://brazemobility.com/ "The resources, including personnel, equipment and services, offered by the Impact Centre, AGE-WELL and other core facilities such as iDAPT and Semaphore Lab, have been integral in developing our product in a cost-effective manner helping us get to market faster," says Dr. Viswanathan. "Today's announcement, formalizing the relationship between AGE-WELL and the Impact Centre, is great news for startups that have innovative solutions to support healthy aging." AGE-WELL NCE Inc. (http://www.agewell-nce.ca/, @AGEWELL_NCE) is a federally-funded Canadian network of industry, non-profit organizations, government, care providers, end users, and academic partners working together using high-quality research to drive innovation and create technologies and services that benefit older adults and caregivers. Its vision is to harness and build upon the potential of emerging and advanced technologies in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), e-health, information communication technologies (ICTs), and mobile technologies to stimulate technological, social, and policy innovation. The Impact Centre (http://www.impactcentre.ca/, @ImpactUofT) is a research institute at the University of Toronto that strives to bring science to society through industry projects and partnerships, entrepreneurial companies, and unique training programs. We connect exceptional research, talent, innovative companies, and government to create products and services both for existing industry partners and as the basis for startups.
Well Inc | Date: 2016-02-26
There is provided a process of treating a heavy hydrocarbon-comprising material, comprising: contacting a feed material with at least a catalyst material within a contacting zone to effect generation of a total product such that a contacting zone material is disposed within the contacting zone and consists of the catalyst material and a feed/product-comprising mixture comprising the feed material and the total product, wherein the feed/product-comprising mixture includes a Conradson carbon residue content of at least 12 weight percent, based on the total weight of the feed/product-comprising mixture, and also includes an asphaltene content of less than two (2) weight percent, based on the total weight of the feed/product-comprising mixture, and wherein the feed material includes deasphalted heavy hydrocarbon-comprising material. A heavy hydrocarbon-containing feed for a catalytic hydroprocessing or catalytic hydrocracking process is also provided, wherein the feed comprises a deasphalted heavy hydrocarbon-comprising material having a Conradson carbon residue, CCR, content greater than about 12 wt % and an asphaltene content less than about 2 wt %. The feed results in reduced catalyst deactivation or catalyst coking during the catalytic hydroprocessing or catalytic hydrocracking process.
Well Inc | Date: 2011-07-11
A circulation valve includes: an outer tubular sleeve telescopically mounted at its end over a tubular mandrel; a fluid passage between sleeve and the mandrel, the fluid passage providing fluid communication between the inner bore of the valve and its outer surface; a dual knife seal assembly to control flow out of the fluid flow path through the fluid passage, the dual knife seal assembly including a first annular knife seal edge and land that seal up when the sleeve and mandrel are in a fully axially compressed position and a second annular knife seal edge and land that seal up when the sleeve and mandrel are pulled into a fully in tension position; and, a J-slot position indexing mechanism including a slot and a key to guide movement of the sleeve and the mandrel between the fully in tension position and the fully compressed position. The circulation valve is employed in a wellbore treatment assembly and methods.
Well Inc | Date: 2013-11-26
A liner hanger assembly to run-in a liner on a liner hanger, cement the liner in place and set the liner hanger in one trip. Then, a wellbore treatment process can proceed while the running string remains downhole or via a second trip. The liner hanger assembly includes a liner hanger running tool and a liner hanger.
Well Inc | Date: 2012-05-11
A straddle packer tool for setting against a constraining wall includes: a drag assembly with a locking mechanism for locking a position of the drag assembly relative to the constraining wall; a mandrel installed in and axially moveable through an inner bore of the drag assembly; and a packing element housing including a first annular packing element and a second annular packing element spaced from the first annular packing element, the packing element housing positioned between a stop shoulder on the mandrel and the drag assembly, the packing element being settable to expand the first annular packing element and the second annular packing element by compression between the drag assembly and the stop shoulder. A valve sub including a pressure actuated piston is also described and may be operated to open using the straddle packer tool.
Well Inc | Date: 2013-05-28
According to one aspect, a system for transporting products that includes at least one picking robot including at least one robot processor, and at least one order-processing device including at least one order-processing processor in data communication with the at least one robot processor. At least one of the order-processing processor and the robot processor is configured to receive at least one order including at least one product to be picked, generate at least one picking itinerary based upon the at least one order and warehouse information, generate at least one travel path for the at least one robot based upon the picking itinerary, and direct the robot along the travel path.
Well Inc | Date: 2013-05-17
A wellbore packer for setting against a wellbore wall in a wellbore, the wellbore packer including: a mandrel including a upper end and an lower end; and an outer housing encircling the mandrel and including a first compression ring, a second compression ring, an annular packing element encircling the mandrel and positioned between the first compression ring and the second compression ring, the sealing element being expandable to form an annular seal about the packer by compression between the first compression ring and the second compression ring; and an anchoring mechanism including a slip that is expandable outwardly into a set position and a slip actuation assembly to drive expansion of the slip.
Well Inc | Date: 2013-04-05
A wellbore treatment tool for setting against a constraining wall in which the wellbore treatment tool is positionable, the wellbore treatment tool including: a tool body including a first end formed for connection to a tubular string and an opposite end; a no-go key assembly including a tubular housing and a no-go key, the tubular housing defining an inner bore extending along the length of the tubular housing and an outer facing surface carrying the no-go key, the no-go key configured for locking the no-go key and tubular housing in a fixed position relative to the constraining wall, the tubular housing sleeved over the tool body with the tool body installed in the inner bore of the tubular housing; and a sealing element encircling the tool body and positioned between a first compression ring on the tool body and a second compression ring on the tubular housing, the sealing element being expandable to form an annular seal about the tool body by compression between the first compression ring and the second compression ring.
Well Inc | Date: 2013-03-14
According to some embodiments, a system for transmitting and rendering a visualization of at least one object is described herein. The system includes a web server having access to at least one web page that includes three-dimensional embedding (3D embedding) instructions for requesting at least one 3D visualization associated with an object; a client computer in the data communication with the at least one web server, the client computer configured to receive the at least one web page and execute the 3D-embedding instructions included therein to send a request for the visualization associated with the object; and a visualization server in data communication with the client computer configured to determine whether the visualization is available, and determine whether the client computer is operable to render the 3D visualization, and determine whether to provide the 3D visualization data to the client computer.
Well Inc | Date: 2015-06-12
An apparatus for communicating with a downhole tool includes a sensor body including at least two electrodes electrically insulated from one another and an external control device configured to engage the two electrodes. Detection circuitry connected to the two electrodes is configured to monitor an electrical status across the two electrodes, through the external control device, and upon detecting a change in electrical status that matches a predefined pattern, communicate a command to power management circuitry to alter a power status of the downhole tool.