Patents Assigned to Imperial Innovations Ltd.
  • Patent number: 9283077
    Abstract: An implant system for implantation at a joint, the implant system including an implant device (10), the implant device comprising a body portion (20) having first (15) and second (16) ends, and a first elongate member (40), extending from the first or second end of the body portion, the implant system further comprising a corresponding fixation device (70) 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: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Imperial Innovations, LTD
    Inventors: Andrew Arthur Amis, Justin Peter Cobb, Anthony Michael James Bull, Sarat Babu
  • Publication number: 20150224054
    Abstract: The present invention concerns nanoparticle formulations suitable for the delivery of one or more therapeutic agents, the formulations comprising: a cationic cholesterol derivative; a neutral phospholipid; cholesterol or a neutral cholesterol derivative; and a saturated fatty acid, PEGylated neutral derivative of phosphatidylethanolamine or phosphatidylcholine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicants: IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LTD, MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
    Inventors: Jimmy Bell, Elizabeth Louise Thomas, Leigh Brody, Meliz Sahuri Arisoylu, Andrew Miller, Gary Frost
  • Publication number: 20150204823
    Abstract: A liquid chromatography device comprises one or more liquid reservoirs for a liquid medium, a sample reservoir for a sample to be analysed and a chromatography column in fluid communication with the liquid reservoir and the sample reservoir. The device comprises a monitoring mechanism for monitoring the number of times a sample is released from the sample reservoir into the chromatography column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LTD
    Inventors: Duncan Robert Casey, Ali Salehi-Reyhani, Beatrice Lucile Lea Eva Gauthe
  • Publication number: 20150105783
    Abstract: A device for use in facilitating alignment of an acetabular component relative to the pelvis of a subject, the device having a device body and at least a first locator for placement on a first predetermined mounting location on the acetabular rim of a subject, the device defining an orientation and/or position with respect to said subject when installed for facilitating alignment of an acetabular component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Imperial Innovations, Ltd.
    Inventors: Susannah G. Clarke, Justin P. Cobb
  • Patent number: 8974375
    Abstract: An actuatable joint is disclosed having a transmission member, for example a ring gear, associated with a member of a joint and rotatable about a longitudinal axis through the member. In particular a two degree of freedom actuatable joint is disclosed comprising tendon driven joint arrangements having a transmission member disposed around or inside a body of the joint arrangement, to provide transmission of a force from a driving means to two tendons actuating a rotational degree of freedom of the joint arrangement. Further disclosed is a segmented device, for example an endoscope, comprising a plurality of such joints, for example to define a flexible and steerable conduit for an instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Imperial Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Guang-Zhong Yang, David Paul Noonan, Jianzhong Shang, Valentina Vitiello
  • Publication number: 20140370024
    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: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Imperial Innovations, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Okuse, Alessandro Pristera
  • Patent number: 8846978
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the inventions described herein relate to a composition of matter comprising a molecule having the structure: wherein: independently at each occurrence, R1 is a halogen, a alkyl group, a heteroalkyl group, an aryl group, or a heteroaryl group; R2 comprises from 3 to 30 CH2— groups, n=0-5, m=0-5, q=1-3, and R2 comprises at least one ether linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Imperial Innovations Ltd., Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Hotchkiss, Seth Marder, Anthony Giordano, Thomas D. Anthopoulos
  • Publication number: 20140222149
    Abstract: An implant system for implantation at a joint, the implant system including an implant device (10), the implant device comprising a body portion (20) having first (15) and second (16) ends, and a first elongate member (40), extending from the first or second end of the body portion, the implant system further comprising a corresponding fixation device (70) 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: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Imperial Innovations, Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Arthur Amis, Justin Peter Cobb, Anthony Michael James Bull, Sarat Babu
  • Patent number: 8794927
    Abstract: A fluid flow modification apparatus (10) has a surface (15), the surface having an edge (65) of length Y over or past which a fluid can flow in use. The edge (65) has a virtual boundary (30) of length X where Y is greater than X. At least a first portion of the apparatus (10) within the virtual boundary (30) comprises an opening (55) and at least a second portion of the apparatus (10) comprises a projection (60) which extends beyond the virtual boundary (30) to provide the edge (65). The edge (65) is multi-scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Imperial Innovations Ltd
    Inventor: John Christos Vassilicos
  • Publication number: 20140073016
    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: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LTD.
    Inventors: Agnieszka Brandt, Richard J. Murphy, David J. Leak, Tom Welton, Jason Hallett
  • Publication number: 20130253524
    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: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Imperial Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Amis, Andrew Edwards
  • Publication number: 20130219999
    Abstract: A liquid chromatography device comprises one or more liquid reservoirs (3) for a liquid medium, a sample reservoir for a sample to be analysed 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: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LTD
    Inventors: Duncan Robert Casey, Joseph John Kaplinsky, Ali Salehi-Reyhani
  • Publication number: 20130202519
    Abstract: A method for dispersing carbon nanotubes, wherein the nanotubes are contacted with an electronic liquid wherein the ratio to metal atoms in the electronic liquid to carbon atoms in the carbon nanotubes is controlled and a solution of carbon nanotubes obtainable by such a method is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicants: Imperial Innovations Ltd., UCI Business PLC
    Inventors: Christopher Howard, Neal Skipper, Milo Shaffer
  • Publication number: 20130170999
    Abstract: A fluid flow modification apparatus ( 10 ) has a surface ( 15 ), the surface having an edge ( 65 ) of length Y over or past which a fluid can flow in use. The edge ( 65 ) has a virtual boundary ( 30 ) of length X where Y is greater than X. At least a first portion of the apparatus ( 10 ) within the virtual boundary ( 30 ) comprises an opening ( 55 ) and at least a second portion of the apparatus ( 10 ) comprises a projection ( 60 ) which extends beyond the virtual boundary ( 30 ) to provide the edge ( 65 ). The edge ( 65 ) is multi-scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Imperial Innovations Ltd
    Inventor: Imperial Innovations Ltd
  • Patent number: 8444652
    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: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Imperial Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Amis, Andrew Edwards
  • Patent number: 8236985
    Abstract: There is provided a compound of formula (I) wherein R1a, R2a, R3, X1 to X6, a, b and c have meanings given in the description, which compounds are useful as, or are useful as prodrugs of, inhibitors of HDAC enzyme activity, and thus, in particular, in the treatment of conditions where inhibition of HDAC enzyme activity is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Imperial Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric Ofori Aboagye, David Michael Vigushin, Wendy Vigushin, legal representative
  • Publication number: 20110301654
    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: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: Imperial Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Michael Wozencroft, Andrew Arthur Amis, Justin Cobb, Wael Dandachli
  • Publication number: 20110287258
    Abstract: A method for dispersing nanotubes, comprising contacting the nanotubes with an electronic liquid comprising a metal and an amine solvent, a solution of dispersed nanotuhes, comprising individual nanotuhes at a concentration of greater than about 0.01 mgml?1 and a solvent and a nanotube crystal comprising a close packed array of nanotubes, wherein the crystal has a thickness of 100 nm or more are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicants: IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LTD., UCL BUSINESS PLC
    Inventors: Christopher Howard, Skipper Neal, Milo Shaffer, Sian Fogden
  • Patent number: 8058344
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new anionic glycodendrimers having new biological activity, processes for preparing them and their use in medicine including veterinary medicine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Imperial Innovations Ltd
    Inventors: Sunil Shaunak, Elisabetta Gianasi, Ruth Duncan
  • Publication number: 20110112640
    Abstract: A graft fixation device for fixing a ligament graft to a bone, the device comprising locating means for locating the device in the bone and graft support means arranged to support the graft, wherein the graft support means is adjustable to provide adjustment of the position of the graft relative to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LTD
    Inventors: Andrew Amis, Thomas Boerger