Patents Assigned to United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Patent number: 11905313
    Abstract: Embodiments of a recombinant Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) G ectodomain are provided. Also disclosed are nucleic acids encoding the RSV G ectodomain and methods of producing the RSV G ectodomain. Methods for inducing an immune response in a subject are also disclosed. In some embodiments, the method can be a method for inhibiting a RSV infection in a subject by administering an effective amount of the recombinant RSV G ectodomain to the subject to produce a protective immune response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.
    Inventor: Surender Khurana
  • Patent number: 11904057
    Abstract: This disclosure provides novel peptide hydrogels containing encapsulated nanoparticles comprising nucleic acid molecules (such as miRNA) that can undergo multiple gel-to-solution (gel-sol) and solution-to-gel (sol-gel) phase transitions, and their use, such as for controlled delivery of nucleic acid molecules to a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Joel Schneider, Poulami Majumder, Chuong Hoang, Anand Singh
  • Patent number: 11906528
    Abstract: Kits and methods to distinguish between false and true labor are provided. The kits and methods can utilize differences in abundance and/or differences in the rate of change in abundance of B7-H2, SORC2, TF, C1-Esterase Inhibitor, Ran, IMDH1 and/or PGAM1, as markers of true labor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignees: Wayne State University, The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary, Department of Health & Human Services
    Inventors: Adi L. Tarca, Piya Chaemsaithong, Tinnakorn Chaiworapongsa, Sonia S. Hassan, Roberto Romero
  • Patent number: 11906530
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed herein for determining whether a subject has a Tauopathy, such as Pick disease, Alzheimer disease, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD) or argyrophilic grain disease (AGD). These methods utilize an amyloid seeding assay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Byron Winslow Caughey, Eri Saijo, Allison Lindsey Kraus, Michael Anthony Metrick, II
  • Patent number: 11905564
    Abstract: Described herein are biomarkers for HPV-associated pre-cancers and cancers such as cervical cancer and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. The RNA binding protein (RBP) and long-noncoding RNA (lnc-RNA) biomarkers can be detected and used to diagnose HPV-associated pre-cancers and cancers. In addition, early diagnosis of HPV-associated pre-cancers and cancers can facilitate therapeutic intervention in patients, particularly in the pre-cancer stage which can delay or prevent progression to cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Zhi-Ming Zheng, Junfen Xu, Jun Zhu, Yanqin Yang, Xiaohong Wang
  • Patent number: 11897875
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel alpha5 subunit-selective negative allosteric modulators of GABAA receptors that have been deuterated to improve their medicinal properties by prolonging their half-lives, rendering them useful as fast-acting pharmaceutical treatments for depression related disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
    Inventors: Scott Thompson, Adam Van Dyke, Craig Thomas, Patrick Morris
  • Patent number: 11897933
    Abstract: Disclosed is an isolated or purified T cell receptor (TCR) having antigenic specificity for mutated Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) presented in the context of an HLA-Cw*0802 molecule. Related polypeptides and proteins, as well as related nucleic acids, recombinant expression vectors, host cells, populations of cells, and pharmaceutical compositions are also provided. Also disclosed are methods of detecting the presence of cancer in a mammal and methods of treating or preventing cancer in a mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Eric Tran, Yong-Chen Lu, Anna Pasetto, Paul F. Robbins, Steven A. Rosenberg, Zhili Zheng
  • Patent number: 11898207
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of isolating paired T cell receptor (TCR) alpha and beta chain sequences, or an antigen-binding portion thereof. Also disclosed are methods of automatically identifying the TCR alpha and beta chain V segment sequences and CDR3 sequences of a TCR having antigenic specificity for a mutated amino acid sequence encoded by a cancer-specific mutation. Methods of preparing a population of cells that express paired TCR alpha and beta chain sequences, or an antigen-binding portion thereof, are also disclosed. Isolated pairs of TCR alpha and beta chain sequences and isolated populations of cells prepared by the methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Yong-Chen Lu, Peter Fitzgerald, Zhili Zheng, Steven A. Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 11897845
    Abstract: Provided is a compound of formula (I) in which Ar1, R1, U, V, W, X, and p are as described herein. Also provided are methods of using a compound of formula (I), including a method of treating cancer, a method of treating a patient with cancer cells resistant to an anti-cancer agent, and a method of inhibiting lactate dehydrogenase A (LDHA) and/or lactate dehydrogenase B (LDHB) activity in a cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignees: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, THE UAB RESEARCH FOUNDATION, THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
    Inventors: David J. Maloney, Alex Gregory Waterson, Ganesh Rai Bantukallu, Kyle Ryan Brimacombe, Plamen Christov, Chi V. Dang, Victor Darley-Usmar, Xin Hu, Ajit Jadhav, Somnath Jana, Kwangho Kim, Jennifer L. Kouznetsova, William J. Moore, Bryan T. Mott, Leonard M. Neckers, Anton Simeonov, Gary Allen Sulikowski, Daniel Jason Urban, Shyh Ming Yang
  • Patent number: 11898166
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of preparing thymic organoids according to embodiments of the invention. Also disclosed are methods of preparing thymic emigrant cells in vitro, according to embodiments of the invention. Also disclosed are methods of treating or preventing a condition in a mammal, e g., cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Raul E. Vizcardo, Nicholas P. Restifo
  • Publication number: 20240041650
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods for delivering a sheet of tissue into the eye in such a way that damage to the tissue is minimized, damage to the eye during insertion and manipulation of the tissue is minimized, and the tissue is released and delivered in a precise and controlled fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: The United States of America,as represented by the Secretary,Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventor: Arvydas Maminishkis
  • Patent number: 11890340
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of treating or preventing a lung disorder comprising administering to a subject a composition comprising an agent that modulates activity and/or expression of Epithelial Membrane Protein 2 (EMP2) in an amount effective to treat or prevent the lung disorder and compositions useful in such for methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented By The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Michael Brian Fessler, Carmen J. Williams, Wan-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 11883431
    Abstract: Provided is a mammalian T cell modified to express the Phf19 at a level that is higher than the level of Phf19 expressed by a T cell that has not been modified to express Phf19. Provided is a genetically-modified mammalian T cell comprising a genetic expression vector comprising (a) virally-, bacterially-, or both virally- and bacterially-derived genetic sequences and (b) a genetic sequence encoding Phf19, whereby the genetic sequence encoding Phf19 within the vector is expressed within the T cell. Pharmaceutical compositions, methods of treating a disease, and methods of inhibiting the differentiation of T cells by epigenetic reprogramming are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Yun Ji, Luca Gattinoni
  • Publication number: 20240027470
    Abstract: Biomarkers tests which can be used to predict a positive or negative risk of preeclampsia are described. More specifically, a panel of biomarkers including MMP-7 and gpIIbIIIa, described. The test is useful to predict preeclampsia when a biological sample is obtained between the 16th and 22nd week of pregnancy. Prediction later in pregnancy can be achieved by a combination of Siglec-6, Activin A, ALCAM, and/or FCN2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicants: Wayne State University, The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary, Department of Health & Human Services
    Inventors: Adi L. Tarca, Piya Chaemsaithong, Tinnakorn Chaiworapongsa, Sonia S. Hassan, Roberto Romero
  • Patent number: 11879017
    Abstract: The invention provides chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) comprising an antigen binding domain of human antibody 139, an extracellular hinge domain, a transmembrane domain, and an intracellular domain T cell receptor signaling domain. Nucleic acids, recombinant expression vectors, host cells, populations of cells, antibodies, or antigen binding portions thereof, and pharmaceutical compositions relating to the CARs are disclosed. Methods of detecting the presence of cancer in a host and methods of treating or preventing cancer in a host are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Richard A Morgan, Steven A. Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 11878998
    Abstract: Embodiments of a recombinant Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) F ectodomain trimer stabilized in a prefusion conformation are provided. Also disclosed are nucleic acids encoding the RSV F ectodomain trimer and methods of producing the RSV F ectodomain trimer. Methods for inducing an immune response in a subject are also disclosed. In some embodiments, the method can be a method for treating or preventing a RSV infection in a subject by administering a therapeutically effective amount of the recombinant RSV F ectodomain trimer to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Peter Kwong, Barney Graham, John Mascola, Li Ou, Aliaksandr Druz, Man Chen, Wing-Pui Kong, Ivelin Stefanov Georgiev, Emily Rundlet, Michael Gordon Joyce, Yaroslav Tsybovsky, Paul Thomas, Marie Pancera, Mallika Sastry, Cinque Soto, Joseph Van Galen, Guillaume Stewart-Jones, Yongping Yang, Baoshan Zhang, Ulrich Baxa
  • Patent number: 11872261
    Abstract: Described herein is the design and construction of a class of lipoprotein targeting protease inhibitors. Small peptides with protease inhibitor activity are conjugated to hydrophobic, lipoprotein targeting molecules using, for instance, amine reactive chemistry. Methods of use of the resultant lipoprotein targeting protease inhibitor (antiprotease) molecules are also described. Also described is the production and use of protease inhibitor enriched HDL particles, as well as A1AT-peptide-enriched HDL particles, and their use in various therapeutic contexts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Alan T. Remaley, Scott M. Gordon
  • Publication number: 20240009290
    Abstract: The disclosure provides immunogen polypeptides comprising fragments of VAR2CSA protein expressed by P. falciparum. Aspects of the disclosed immunogen polypeptides comprise all or portions of the CSA binding regions of VAR2CSA as identified by a structural study of VAR2CSA conducted by the inventors. Also provided are compositions comprising such immunogen polypeptides, and methods of using the immunogen polypeptides for vaccination and treatment of disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: The United States of America,as represented by the Secretary,Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Niraj H. Tolia, Rui Ma, Patrick E. Duffy, Jonathan P. Renn
  • Patent number: 11865168
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods for therapeutic and/or prophylactic treatment of an intracellular bacterial infection in a subject in need thereof, comprising one or more modulating agents, wherein the one or more modulating agents increase expression of IFN?, IL-2, TNF, and/or IL-17 in systemic and/or lung T cells. In some embodiments, the increase of expression of IFN?, IL-2, TNF, and/or IL-17 occurs in lung T cells. The lung T cells can be lung resident T cells or systemic T cells that are recruited to the lung. In some embodiments, the T cells are CD4+ and/or CD8+ T cells. In some embodiments, the intracellular bacterial infection is a Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The United States of America, as represented by The Secretary, Department of Health & Human Services, University of Pittsburgh—Of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Alexander K. Shalek, Travis Hughes, Marc H. Wadsworth, Robert Seder, Mario Roederer, Joanne L. Flynn, Patricia Darrah
  • Patent number: 11865172
    Abstract: The subject invention pertains to isolated influenza virus that is capable of infecting canids and causing respiratory disease in the canid. The subject invention also pertains to compositions and methods for inducing an immune response against an influenza virus of the present invention. The subject invention also pertains to compositions and methods for identifying a virus of the invention and diagnosing infection of an animal with a virus of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC., CORNELL RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC., THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
    Inventors: Patti Cynthia Crawford, Paul J. Gibbs, Edward J. Dubovi, Ruben Omar Donis, Jacqueline Katz, Alexander I. Klimov, Nallakannu P. Lakshmanan, Melissa Anne Lum, Daniel Ghislena Emiel Goovaerts, Mark William Mellencamp, Nancy J. Cox, William L. Castleman