Patents by Inventor Timothy John Norman

Timothy John Norman 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).

  • Publication number: 20210140972
    Abstract: The invention is in the field of TNF signalling. Compounds have been identified which are capable of modulating signalling of TNF trimers through receptors. Methods of identifying such compounds are therefore provided. The compounds themselves have utility in therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: James Philip O'CONNELL, John Robert PORTER, Alastair LAWSON, Boris KROEPLIEN, Stephen Edward RAPECKI, Timothy John NORMAN, David James MCMILLAN, Graham John WARRELLOW, Daniel Christopher BROOKINGS, Rikki Peter ALEXANDER
  • Publication number: 20210088530
    Abstract: A new, stable trimeric TNF? structure is disclosed with distorted symmetry which can bind to the TNFR1 receptor to attenuate signalling therefrom, which can be used in the treatment and/or prevention of diseases associated with the soluble TNF?/TNFR1 interaction. Membrane-bound TNF? is not affected in its ability to signal through TNFR2, and thus the new structure of TNF? may be used in therapies which do not significantly raise the risk of infection or malignancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: James Philip O'CONNELL, John Robert PORTER, Alastair LAWSON, Boris KROEPLIEN, Stephen Edward RAPECKI, Timothy John NORMAN, Graham John WARRELLOW, Tracy Lynn ARAKAKI, Alex Buntin BURGIN, William Ross PITT, Mark Daniel CALMIANO, David Andreas SCHUBERT, Daniel John LIGHTWOOD, Rebecca Jayne MUNRO
  • Patent number: 10883996
    Abstract: The invention is in the field of TNF signalling. Compounds have been identified which are capable of modulating signalling of TNF trimers through receptors. Methods of identifying such compounds are therefore provided. The compounds themselves have utility in therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: UCB BIOPHARMA SRL
    Inventors: James Philip O'Connell, John Robert Porter, Alastair Lawson, Boris Kroeplien, Stephen Edward Rapecki, Timothy John Norman, David James McMillan, Graham John Warrellow, Daniel Christopher Brookings, Rikki Peter Alexander
  • Publication number: 20200400678
    Abstract: It has been demonstrated that certain compounds bind to TNF and stabilise a conformation of trimeric TNF that binds to the TNF receptor. Accordingly, these compounds can be used as modulators of TNF. A new assay for identifying compounds with this mechanism of action is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: James Philip O'CONNELL, John Robert PORTER, Alastair LAWSON, Boris KROEPLIEN, Stephen Edward RAPECKI, Timothy John NORMAN, Graham John WARRELLOW
  • Patent number: 10842884
    Abstract: Compounds of formula (I), wherein Ar is an aryl group optionally further substituted with one or more groups R3; A is a lipophilic, hydrophobic moiety; R1 is a phosphodiester, phosphotriester, thioether or amide group; X is an unsubstituted or substituted C6 to C24 alkylene or alkenylene group, which is optionally interrupted by one or more —NR9—, —O— or —S— linkages, R2 is —YC(R4)(R5)CO2R6; and pharmaceutically acceptable salts or solvates thereof are useful as endosomolytic agents particularly for the delivery of nucleic acids useful in gene therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: UCB Biopharma SRL
    Inventors: Terence Seward Baker, Michael Anthony William Eaton, Timothy John Norman, James Petrie Turner
  • Patent number: 10775385
    Abstract: A new, stable trimeric TNF? structure is disclosed with distorted symmetry which can bind to the TNFR1 receptor to attenuate signalling therefrom, which can be used in the treatment and/or prevention of diseases associated with the soluble TNF?/TNFR1 interaction. Membrane-bound TNF? is not affected in its ability to signal through TNFR2, and thus the new structure of TNF? may be used in therapies which do not significantly raise the risk of infection or malignancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: UCB BIOPHARMA SRL
    Inventors: James Philip O'Connell, John Robert Porter, Alastair Lawson, Boris Kroeplien, Stephen Edward Rapecki, Timothy John Norman, Graham John Warrellow, Tracy Lynn Arakaki, Alex Buntin Burgin, William Ross Pitt, Mark Daniel Calmiano, David Andreas Schubert, Daniel John Lightwood, Rebecca Jayne Wootton
  • Patent number: 10705094
    Abstract: It has been demonstrated that certain compounds bind to TNF and stabilise a conformation of trimeric TNF that binds to the TNF receptor. Accordingly, these compounds can be used as modulators of TNF. A new assay for identifying compounds with this mechanism of action is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: UCB BIOPHARMA SRL
    Inventors: James Philip O'Connell, John Robert Porter, Alastair Lawson, Boris Kroeplien, Stephen Edward Rapecki, Timothy John Norman, Graham John Warrellow
  • Publication number: 20190298859
    Abstract: Compounds of formula (I), wherein Ar is an aryl group optionally further substituted with one or more groups R3; A is a lipophilic, hydrophobic moiety; R1 is a phosphodiester, phosphotriester, thioether or amide group; X is an unsubstituted or substituted C6 to C24 alkylene or alkenylene group, which is optionally interrupted by one or more —NR9—, —O— or —S— linkages, R2 is —YC(R4)(R5)CO2R6; and pharmaceutically acceptable salts or solvates thereof are useful as endosomolytic agents particularly for the delivery of nucleic acids useful in gene therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Terence Seward Baker, Michael Anthony William Eaton, Timothy John Norman, James Petrie Turner
  • Patent number: 10287299
    Abstract: A series of substituted 3,4-dihydro-2H-.1,4-benzoxazin-3-one derivatives, and analogs thereof, being potent modulators of human TNFa activity, are accordingly of benefit in the treatment and/or prevention of various human ailments, including autoimmune and inflammatory disorders; neurological and neuradegenerative disorders; pain and nociceptive disorders; cardiovascular disorders; metabolic disorders; ocular disorders; and oncological disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: UCB Biopharma SPRL
    Inventors: Gareth Neil Brace, Prafulkumar Tulshibhai Chovatia, Gregory Foulkes, James Andrew Johnson, Severine Danielle Jones, Boris Kroeplien, Fabien Claude Lecomte, Pui Leng Loke, Martin Alexander Lowe, Ajay Mandal, Timothy John Norman, Christopher Francis Palmer, Yolanda Pérez-Fuertes, John Robert Porter, Donald Smyth, Giancarlo Trani, Muhammed Uddin, Zhaoning Zhu
  • Publication number: 20180231562
    Abstract: A new, stable trimeric TNF? structure is disclosed with distorted symmetry which can bind to the TNFR1 receptor to attenuate signalling therefrom, which can be used in the treatment and/or prevention of diseases associated with the soluble TNF?/TNFR1 interaction. Membrane-bound TNF? is not affected in its ability to signal through TNFR2, and thus the new structure of TNF? may be used in therapies which do not significantly raise the risk of infection or malignancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: James Philip O'CONNELL, John Robert PORTER, Alastair LAWSON, Boris KROEPLIEN, Stephen Edward RAPECKI, Timothy John NORMAN, Graham John WARRELLOW, Tracy Lynn ARAKAKI, Alex Buntin BURGIN, William Ross PITT, Mark Daniel CALMIANO, David Andreas SCHUBERT, Daniel John LIGHTWOOD, Rebecca Jayne WOOTTON
  • Publication number: 20180203016
    Abstract: The invention is in the field of TNF signalling. Compounds have been identified which are capable of modulating signalling of TNF trimers through receptors. Methods of identifying such compounds are therefore provided. The compounds themselves have utility in therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: James Philip O'CONNELL, John Robert PORTER, Alastair LAWSON, Boris KROEPLIEN, Stephen Edward RAPECKI, Timothy John NORMAN, David James MCMILLAN, Graham John WARRELLOW, Daniel Christopher BROOKINGS, Rikki Peter ALEXANDER
  • Publication number: 20180172702
    Abstract: It has been demonstrated that certain compounds bind to TNF and stabilise a conformation of trimeric TNF that binds to the TNF receptor. Accordingly, these compounds can be used as modulators of TNF. A new assay for identifying compounds with this mechanism of action is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: James Philip O'CONNELL, John Robert PORTER, Alastair LAWSON, Boris KROEPLIEN, Stephen Edward RAPECKI, Timothy John NORMAN, Graham John WARRELLOW
  • Publication number: 20180134728
    Abstract: A series of substituted 3,4-di-hydro-2H-.1,4-benzoxazin-3-one derivatives, and analogues thereof, being potent modulators of human TNF? activity, are accordingly of benefit in the treatment and/or prevention of various human ailments, including autoimmune and inflammatory disorders; neurological and neurodegenerative disorders; pain and nociceptive disorders; cardiovascular disorders; metabolic disorders; ocular disorders; and oncological disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Gareth Neil Brace, Prafulkumar Tulshibhai Chovatia, Gregory Foulkes, James Andrew Johnson, Severine Danielle Jones, Boris Kroeplien, Fabien Claude Lecomte, Pui Leng Loke, Martin Alexander Lowe, Ajay Mandal, Timothy John Norman, Christopher Francis Palmer, Yolanda Pérez-Fuertes, John Robert Porter, Donald Smyth, Giancarlo Trani, Muhammed Uddin, Zhaoning Zhu
  • Patent number: 9550737
    Abstract: A series of benzimidazole derivatives, being potent modulators of human TNF? activity, are accordingly of benefit in the treatment and/or prevention of various human ailments, including autoimmune and inflammatory disorders; neurological and neurodegenerative disorders; pain and nociceptive disorders; cardiovascular disorders; metabolic disorders; ocular disorders; and oncological disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: UCB Biopharma SPRL
    Inventors: Daniel Christopher Brookings, Mark Daniel Calmiano, Ellen Olivia Gallimore, Helen Tracey Horsley, Martin Clive Hutchings, James Andrew Johnson, Boris Kroeplien, Fabien Claude Lecomte, Martin Alexander Lowe, Timothy John Norman, John Robert Porter, Joanna Rachel Quincey, James Thomas Reuberson, Matthew Duncan Selby, Michael Alan Shaw, Zhaoning Zhu, Anne Marie Foley
  • Publication number: 20150152065
    Abstract: A series of benzimidazole derivatives, being potent modulators of human TNF? activity, are accordingly of benefit in the treatment and/or prevention of various human ailments, including autoimmune and inflammatory disorders; neurological and neurodegenerative disorders; pain and nociceptive disorders; cardiovascular disorders; metabolic disorders; ocular disorders; and oncological disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Christopher Brookings, Mark Daniel Calmiano, Ellen Olivia Gallimore, Helen Tracey Horsley, Martin Clive Hutchings, James Andrew Johnson, Boris Kroeplien, Fabien Claude Lecomte, Martin Alexander Lowe, Timothy John Norman, John Robert Porter, Joanna Rachel Quincey, James Thomas Reuberson, Matthew Duncan Selby, Michael Alan Shaw, Zhaoning Zhu, Anne Marie Foley
  • Patent number: 8129505
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing a comb polymer comprising the steps of: a) providing: (i) (w+z) molar equivalents of a monomer; (ii) one molar equivalent of an initiator compound of formula (IX), wherein B3 represents a halogen, B2 represents H or a halogen, Y1 represents a group capable of attaching the residue of an antibody or fragment thereof or capable of being converted into such a group, L represents a linker group, y is 1, 2 or 3, w is at least 1 and z is 0 or greater; (iii) a catalyst capable of catalysing the polymerization of a plurality of the monomers to produce the comb polymer; and b) causing the catalyst to catalyse, in combination with the initiator, the polymerization of a plurality of the monomers (i) to produce the comb polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: UCB Pharma S.A.
    Inventors: Timothy John Norman, Benjamin Charles De Candole, Mezher Hussein Ali
  • Patent number: 8053564
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound consisting essentially of the following elements: one or more reactive groups; and two or more cross-linked antibodies or fragments thereof; characterised in that the or each reactive group is suitable for attaching an effector molecule but does not react with any of the antibodies or fragments thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: UCB Pharma S.A.
    Inventors: Terence Seward Baker, Catherine McKay, Timothy John Norman, John Robert Porter
  • Patent number: 7910618
    Abstract: The present invention provides an albumin-binding compound essentially of the following elements: a spacer group, a water-soluble bridging group, a fatty acid chain and an acidic group characterised in that the acidic group is attached to the distal end of the fatty acid chain. The invention also provides an albumin-binding compound to which one or more biologically active moieties are attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: UCB Pharma S.A.
    Inventors: Michael Anthony Eaton, Timothy John Norman, John Robert Porter
  • Patent number: 7736635
    Abstract: Branched molecular scaffolds are provided which are capable of linking two polymer residues (derived, for example, from polyethylene glycol) to two, three or four residues derived from biologically active molecules (e.g. from whole antibodies or from functionally active fragments or derivatives thereof), the latter being attached to the scaffold by means of hydrolytically stable linkages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: UCB Pharma S.A.
    Inventor: Timothy John Norman
  • Patent number: 7718157
    Abstract: Targeted lipids and lipid particles are described which are assemblies of multipolar lipids, targeting molecules such as antibodies and polyanions. The lipids are of particular use for the delivery of bioactive substances such as nucleic acids to cells in vitro and especially in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventors: Terence Seward Baker, Andrew Neil Charles Weir, Catherine Fiona Catterall, Michael Anthony William Eaton, Timothy John Norman, David Parker