Patents Assigned to Imperial Innovations Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10689738
    Abstract: The method relates to a method of forming an Al-alloy sheet component. The method comprises heating an Al-alloy sheet blank to its Solution Heat Treatment temperature at a heating station and, in the case of alloys not in a pre age hardened temper, maintaining the SHT temperature until Solution Heat Treatment is complete. The sheet blank is then transferred to a set of cold dies and forming is initiated within 10 s of removal from the heating station so that heat loss from the sheet blank is minimised. The cold dies are closed to form the sheet blank into a shaped component, said forming occurring in less than 0.15 s, and the formed component is held in the closed dies during cooling of the formed component. The claimed method will find application for any Aluminium alloy with a microstructure and mechanical properties that can be usefully modified by solution treatment and age-hardening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Imperial Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Alistair Foster, Trevor A. Dean, Jianguo Lin
  • Publication number: 20190323065
    Abstract: A method of detecting active TB in the presence of a complicating factor, for example, latent TB and/or co-morbidities, such as those that present similar symptoms to TB. The disclosure also relates to a minimal gene signature employed in the said method and to a bespoke gene chip for use in the method. The disclosure further relates to use of gene chips and primer sets in the methods of the disclosure and kits comprising the elements required for performing the method. The disclosure also relates to use of the method to provide a composite expression score which can be used in the diagnosis of TB, particularly in a low resource setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Imperial Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Levin, Myrsini Kafarou, Lachlan Coin
  • Publication number: 20190226009
    Abstract: A method of identifying a subject having a bacterial infection, which includes discriminating said subject from a subject having a viral infection or an inflammatory disease. Also provided is a gene signature employed in the method and to a bespoke gene chip for use in the method. Further provided are probes and/or primers specific to genes in a signature of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Imperial Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Levin, Myrsini Kaforou, Jethro A. Herberg, Victoria J. Wright, Lachlan J.M. Coin
  • Publication number: 20180318090
    Abstract: An implant system for implantation at a joint, the implant system including an implant device, the implant device comprising a body portion having first and second ends, and a first elongate member, extending from the first or second end of the body portion, the implant system further comprising a corresponding fixation device for securing the first elongate member to a subject, the fixation device comprising at least one latching element, the first elongate member comprising at least one cooperating element, the at least one cooperating element being capable of cooperating with said at least one latching element of the fixation device in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Imperial Innovations, Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Arthur AMIS, Justin Peter COBB, Anthony Michael James BULL, Sarat BABU
  • Patent number: 10118140
    Abstract: A fluid flow modification apparatus has a plurality of flow modification elements each having a first surface portion against which a fluid (F) can flow and a second surface portion along which the fluid (F) can flow. The elements are arranged in a number of sets. A first set of elements comprises a plurality of fluid flow modification elements with a first surface portion. A second set of elements comprises a plurality of fluid flow modification elements with a first surface portion having a surface area different from that of the first set. The first set of elements includes first and second types of fluid flow modification elements. The depth of the second surface portion is different from the depth of the second surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LTD.
    Inventor: John Christos Vassilicos
  • Patent number: 10022230
    Abstract: An implant system for implantation at a joint, the implant system including an implant device which includes a body portion having first and second ends, and a first elongate member, extending from the first or second end of the body portion. The implant system also includes a corresponding fixation device for securing the first elongate member to a subject, and the fixation device includes at least one latching element, the first elongate member includes at least one cooperating element, the at least one cooperating element being capable of cooperating with the at least one latching element of the fixation device in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Imperial Innovations, Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Arthur Amis, Justin Peter Cobb, Anthony Michael James Bull, Sarat Babu
  • Patent number: 9980739
    Abstract: Apparatus for locating an attachment position for a reconstructed anterior cruciate ligament on an attachment surface of a bone comprises locating means 51, 61 arranged to locate at least one reference surface 4 of the bone and guide means 53, 54 arranged to define the attachment position in two dimensions on the attachment surface relative to the reference surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Imperial Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Amis, Andrew Edwards
  • Patent number: 9835616
    Abstract: The present disclosure an in vitro method of assaying the stimulation of a cytokine storm response comprising the steps of: a. co-culturing PBMCs and matched differentiated endothelial cells to provide a system representative of human responses in vivo, and b. exposing the co-cultured cell system to a test agent, c. analyzing the system for the presence of one or more cytokines released after exposing the co-culture system to said test agent, and d. optionally evaluating the response to the test agent in comparison to a response to one or more control agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Imperial Innovations Ltd.
    Inventor: Jane Alison Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9770344
    Abstract: Apparatus for locating an attachment position for a reconstructed anterior cruciate ligament on an attachment surface of a bone comprises locating means 51, 61 arranged to locate at least one reference surface 4 of the bone and guide means 53, 54 arranged to define the attachment position in two dimensions on the attachment surface relative to the reference surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Imperial Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Amis, Andrew Edwards
  • Patent number: 9765478
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for treating a lignocellulose biomass in order to dissolve the lignin therein, while the cellulose does not dissolve. The cellulose pulp obtained can be used to produce glucose. In addition the lignin can be isolated for subsequent use in the renewable chemical industry as a source for aromatic platform chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Imperial Innovations Ltd
    Inventors: Agnieszka Brandt, Richard J. Murphy, David J. Leak, Tom Welton, Jason Hallett
  • Patent number: 9718879
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of treating pain, in particular neuropathic pain, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of an inhibitor of VGF activity resulting from binding of VGF or a peptide of the type TLQP-21 to the receptor qC1qR. The disclosure also relates to and methods of screening for said inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Okuse, Alessandro Pristera, Andrew Rice
  • Patent number: 9566159
    Abstract: A method of locating an acetabular cup implant (100) in a pelvis comprises locating a plurality of reference points on the pelvis, defining a target location of the implant relative to the reference points, and placing the implant at the target location. A method of locating a femoral head implant (102) is also disclosed, together with associated guidance systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Imperial Innovations Ltd
    Inventors: Robert Michael Wozencroft, Andrew Arthur Amis, Justin Cobb, Wael Dandachli
  • Publication number: 20160319683
    Abstract: A turbine is provided with a turbine rotor blade, and a turbine housing having a scroll part extending along a circumferential direction of the turbine rotor blade. The scroll part is configured such that an A/R ratio of a flow passage area A to a distance R between an axis of the turbine rotor blade and a flow passage center of the scroll part has a concave distribution at least in a part of a graph where an abscissa represents a circumferential position around the axis of the turbine rotor blade and an ordinate represents the A/R ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicants: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LTD
    Inventors: Takao YOKOYAMA, Seiichi IBARAKI, Ricardo MARTINEZ-BOTAS, Mingyang YANG
  • Patent number: 9449392
    Abstract: An estimator training method and a pose estimating method using a depth image are disclosed, in which the estimator training method may train an estimator configured to estimate a pose of an object, based on an association between synthetic data and real data, and the pose estimating method may estimate the pose of the object using the trained estimator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Imperial Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Joon Han, Danhang Tang, Tae Kyun Kim, Seung Ju Han, Byung In Yoo, Chang Kyu Choi, Alykhan Tejani, Hyung Jin Chang
  • Patent number: 9426757
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for use in a multiuser radio communication system for transmitting and receiving a signal in a Multiple Input and Multiple Output (MIMO) broadcast channel with an imperfect Channel State Information at the Transmitter (CSIT) are provided. The signal transmission/reception method includes receiving CSI from each of a plurality of receivers, determining a transmit power and a transmission rate based on the CSI qualities of the plurality of receivers calculated from the CSI from each of the plurality of receivers, and transmitting the signal using the transmit power and the transmission rate. The present disclosure is capable of maximizing system throughput in wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignees: Samsung Electroncs Co. Ltd., Imperial Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Seunghoon Choi, Chenxi Hao, Bruno Clerckx
  • Publication number: 20160166389
    Abstract: An implant system for implantation at a joint, the implant system including an implant device, the implant device comprising a body portion having first and second ends, and a first elongate member, extending from the first or second end of the body portion, the implant system further comprising a corresponding fixation device for securing the first elongate member to a subject, the fixation device comprising at least one latching element, the first elongate member comprising at least one cooperating element, the at least one cooperating element being capable of cooperating with said at least one latching element of the fixation device in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: Imperial Innovations, Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Arthur AMIS, Justin Peter COBB, Anthony Michael James BULL, Sarat BABU
  • Patent number: 9364244
    Abstract: Apparatus for locating an attachment position for a reconstructed anterior cruciate ligament on an attachment surface of a bone comprises locating means 51, 61 arranged to locate at least one reference surface 4 of the bone and guide means 53, 54 arranged to define the attachment position in two dimensions on the attachment surface relative to the reference surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Imperial Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Amis, Andrew Edwards
  • Patent number: 9354209
    Abstract: A liquid chromatography device comprises one or more liquid reservoirs (3) for a liquid medium, a sample reservoir for a sample to be analyzed and a chromatography column (4) in fluid communication with the liquid reservoir (3) and the sample reservoir (5). The device further comprises a gas reservoir (1) for containing a volume of gas under pressure to force liquid from the liquid reservoir (3) through the chromatography column (4), in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Imperial Innovations Ltd
    Inventors: Duncan Robert Casey, Joseph John Kaplinsky, Ali Salehi-Reyhani
  • Patent number: 9314517
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for the development and use of a vaccine that includes one or more FusM antigens in a carrier adapted to trigger a FusM-specific immune response in the human blood stream are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignees: IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LTD, BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: William J. Snell, Yanjie Liu, Oliver Billker, Robert E. Sinden, Rita Tewari
  • Patent number: 9311713
    Abstract: An estimator training method and a pose estimating method using a depth image are disclosed, in which the estimator training method may train an estimator configured to estimate a pose of an object, based on an association between synthetic data and real data, and the pose estimating method may estimate the pose of the object using the trained estimator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Joon Han, Danhang Tang, Tae Kyun Kim, Seung Ju Han, Byung In Yoo, Chang Kyu Choi, Alykhan Tejani, Hyung Jin Chang