Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells LLP
  • Patent number: 6165441
    Abstract: A method of therapeutical treatment of tumors, by photodynamic therapy comprising administering to a subject in need of said treatment an effective amount of a tumor-localizing photosensitizer consisting of a metal phthalocyanine, together with a minor amount of a tracer consisting of said metal phthalocyanine labelled with a radioactive isotope and non-invasively monitoring the concentration of said tracer in the target tumoral tissue and in the peritumoral tissue, thereby to identify the appropriate post-administration interval for performing the photodynamic therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Nycomed Amersham Sorin SRL
    Inventors: Rodolfo Franceschini, Giulio Iori, Laura Polo, Giovanni Bocchiotti
  • Patent number: 6166890
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing cross track positioning of a disk drive head relative to a formatted track on a disk platter. A load beam is attached via a living hinge to a cradle. Piezo crystals are mounted on the cradle in plane with the load beam. The crystals are attached to levers formed into a proximal end of the load beam and activated with electric signals from a microactuator control to elongate or contract. Activated simultaneously the crystals exert a push force on one lever and a pull force on the other lever causing the load beam to pivot about the living hinge acting as a fulcrum. The load beam is attached to the cradle via cradle panels located at the distal end portion of the load beam. The cradle panels are preferably perpendicular to the load beam thereby providing low resistance in the cross rack direction and support in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Frederick Mark Stefansky, Rishi Kant
  • Patent number: 6158594
    Abstract: Bracket for connection to a chassis of an electronic apparatus without the use of screws is described. The bracket may feature a support arm having at least one connection means, a ledge portion connected to the top of the support arm, and a flexible section connected to the ledge portion. The flexible section may extend at an angle to the ledge portion to impart a tension force on the chassis when installed, and contains an engagement device for attachment to a chassis connection element. In a described embodiment, when installed, a protrusion of the flexible section engages a pre-existing hole in the chassis of the electronic apparatus, and the flexible section exerts a bias force against the chassis to ensure a secure connection. The bracket may also include a handle attached to the flexible section, to permit a person to disengage the engagement device of the flexible section from the chassis connection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Micron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig L. Boe
  • Patent number: 6156912
    Abstract: Novel catechin and epicatechin dimers with (88), (66), and (86) linkages are prepared, as well as digallated dimers. A novel process for preparing these compounds is disclosed which involves the oxidative or reductive coupling of protected monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Werner Tuckmantel, Alan P. Kozikowski, Leo J. Romanczyk, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6156791
    Abstract: Disclosed and claimed are cocoa extracts such as polyphenols or procyanidins, methods for preparing such extracts, as well as uses for them, especially as antineoplastic agents and antioxidants. Disclosed and claimed are antineoplastic compositions containing cocoa polyphenols or procyanidins-and methods for treating patients employing the compositions. Additionally disclosed and claimed is a kit for treating a patient in need of treatment with an antineoplastic agent containing cocoa polyphenols or procyanidins as well as a lyophilized antineoplastic composition containing cocoa polyphenols or procyanidins. Further, disclosed and claimed is the use of the invention in antioxidant, preservative and topiosomerase-inhibiting compositions and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Mars, Inc.
    Inventors: Leo J. Romanczyk, Jr., John F. Hammerstone, Jr., Margaret M. Buck
  • Patent number: 6154817
    Abstract: A device and method for managing storage media is disclosed herein. The storage media is initially associated with a first set or a second set in the device. The device comprises a managing device for executing selectable storage rules. The selectable storage rules are for determining a first storage media, initially in the first set, to which data is to be stored. The managing device is also for executing selectable usage rules, wherein the selectable usage rules are for determining a second storage media, initially in the second set, to be transferred from the second set to the first set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Cheyenne Software International Sales Corp.
    Inventors: Deepak Mohan, Christopher Alonzo, Harry Gosden, Maoping Cao, Dwayne Rambarran
  • Patent number: 6125284
    Abstract: A communication system comprising at least one mobile handheld telephone handset adapted to communicate via a wireless telephony medium with a telephone network handling system.The handset comprises input devices to receive input from a user and produce signals dependent thereupon, an onboard processor to adapt speech input to produce a voice transmission signal as part of a telephone conversation with a third party; and an antenna to transmit the voice transmission signal via the wireless telephony medium.The telephone network handling system comprises a receiver to receive the voice transmission signal, and means to forward the voice signal to a third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: Cable & Wireless PLC
    Inventors: Iain Charles Moore, Christopher William Henderson Ellis