Patents Assigned to ZymoGenetics, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9738700
    Abstract: Novel polypeptide combinations, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and related compositions and methods are disclosed for zcytor17-containing multimeric or heterodimer cytokine receptors that may be used as novel cytokine antagonists, and within methods for detecting ligands that stimulate the proliferation and/or development of hematopoietic, lymphoid and myeloid cells in vitro and in vivo. The present invention also includes methods for producing the multimeric or heterodimeric cytokine receptor, uses therefor and antibodies thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ZYMOGENETICS INC.
    Inventors: Cindy A. Sprecher, Joseph L. Kuijper, Maria M. Dasovich, Francis J. Grant, Theodore E. Whitmore, Angela K. Hammond, Julia E. Novak, Jane A. Gross, Stacey R. Dillon
  • Patent number: 9738715
    Abstract: The invention provides humanized mouse anti-human IL-31 antibodies and antibody fragments that are capable of binding IL-31 and thereby neutralizing, inhibiting, limiting, or reducing the proinflammatory or pro-pruritic effects of IL-31.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignees: ZYMOGENETICS INC., MERCK SERONO S/A
    Inventors: Kent Bondensgaard, Roland Beckmann
  • Patent number: 9725506
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of measuring the levels of BCMA in a biological sample, specifically upon the B cell surface. The diagnostic assays are useful in predicting an individual's likelihood of developing or currently suffering from an autoimmune disease, such as SLE, and for methods for treating an individual clinically diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. This diagnostic test serves to predict a patient's likelihood to respond to a specific drug treatment, in particular treatment with BLyS antagonists, either singly or in combination with other immune suppressive drugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: ZYMOGENETICS, INC., UNIVERSITY OF WASHINTON
    Inventors: Stacey R. Dillon, Jane A. Gross, Keith B. Elkon
  • Publication number: 20170209542
    Abstract: Homogeneous preparations of IL-28A, IL-28B, and IL-29 have been produced by mutating one or more of the cysteine residues in the polynucleotide sequences encoding the mature proteins. The cysteine mutant proteins can be shown to either bind to their cognate receptor or exhibit biological activity. One type of biological activity that is shown is an antiviral activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lowell J. Brady, Kevin M. Klucher, Chung Chan, Dennis L. Dong, Hong Y. Liu, Paul O. Sheppard, Thomas R. Bukowski
  • Patent number: 9708390
    Abstract: Disclosed are antagonists of PDGF receptor ? (PDGFR?) and VEGF-A, including neutralizing anti-PDGFR? and anti-VEGF-A antibodies, as well as related compositions and methods. Anti-PDGFR? and anti-VEGF-A antibodies disclosed herein include bispecific antibodies capable of binding and neutralizing both PDGFR? and VEGF-A. Also disclosed are methods of treating an neovascular disorder, such as cancer or an neovascular ocular disorder, using a PDGFR? and/or VEGF-A antagonist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: ZYMOGENETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Pallavur V. Sivakumar, Debra G. Gilbertson, Marshall D. Snavely, George R. Mabry, Eugene C. Yi, Yue Yao, Scott R. Presnell
  • Patent number: 9683037
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of treating pruritic diseases, including but not limited to Contact dermatitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Drug induced delayed type cutaneous allergic reactions, Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Cutaneous T cell Lymphoma, Bullous pemphigoid, Alopecia wereata, Vitiligo, Acne Rosacea, Prurigo nodularis, Scleroderma, Herpes simplex virus, or combination thereof by administering IL-31 monoclonal antibodies. The invention further provides the hybridomas that generate the monoclonal antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: ZYMOGENETICS INC
    Inventors: Anthony W. Siadak, Janine Bilsborough, Shirley Rene
  • Patent number: 9663566
    Abstract: Disclosed are soluble hybrid Fc? receptor (Fc?R) polypeptide compositions and related methods of using such polypeptides to treat IgG-mediated and immune complex-mediated inflammation. Also disclosed are related compositions and methods for producing the soluble hybrid Fc?R polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl W Birks, Brian A Fox, Mark W Rixon, Jeff L Ellsworth
  • Patent number: 9663572
    Abstract: The present invention relates to blocking, inhibiting, reducing, antagonizing or neutralizing the activity of IL-17A and IL-17F. IL-17A and IL-17F are cytokines that are involved in inflammatory processes and human disease. The present invention includes antibodies that bind both IL-17A and IL-17F, as well as methods of using the same in inflammation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ZYMOGENETICS INC.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Jaspers, Scott R. Presnell
  • Patent number: 9631022
    Abstract: Use of antagonists to IL-31Ra and OSMRb are used to treat inflammation and pain by inhibiting, preventing, reducing, minimizing, limiting or minimizing stimulation in neuronal tissues. Such antagonists include soluble receptors, antibodies and fragments, derivative, or variants thereof. Symptoms such as pain, tingle, sensitization, tickle associated with neuropathies are ameliorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: ZYMOGENETICS INC.
    Inventors: Yue Yao, Janine Bilsborough
  • Patent number: 9631021
    Abstract: Use of antagonists to IL-31 are used to treat inflammation and pain by inhibiting, preventing, reducing, minimizing, limiting or minimizing stimulation in neuronal tissues. Such antagonists include antibodies and fragments, derivative, or variants thereof. Symptoms such as pain, tingle, sensitization, tickle associated with neuropathies are ameliorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: ZYMOGENETICS INC.
    Inventors: Yue Yao, Janine Bilsborough
  • Patent number: 9624296
    Abstract: Novel compositions derived from antigen-binding sites of immunoglobulins having affinity for IL-31 are provided. The compositions exhibit immunological binding properties of antibody molecules capable of binding specifically to a human IL-31. CDR regions derived from same or different immunoglobulin moieties are provided. Also provided are single chain polypeptides wherein VH and VL domains are attached. The sFv molecules can include ancillary polypeptide moieties which can be bioactive, or which provide a site of attachment for other useful moieties. The compositions are useful in specific binding assays, affinity purification schemes, drug or toxin targeting, imaging, and genetic or immunological therapeutics for inflammatory diseases. The invention thus provides novel polypeptides, the DNAs encoding those polypeptides, expression cassettes comprising those DNAs, and methods of inducing the production of the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: ZYMOGENETICS INC.
    Inventors: Anthony W. Siadak, Janine M. Bilsborough, Shirley A. Rene
  • Patent number: 9605062
    Abstract: The present invention relates to zcytor17lig polynucleotide, polypeptide and anti-zcytor17 antibody molecules. The zcytor17lig is a novel cytokine. The polypeptides may be used within methods for stimulating the immune system, and proliferation and/or development of hematopoietic cells in vitro and in vivo. The present invention also includes methods for producing the protein, uses therefor and antibodies thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: ZYMOGENETICS INC
    Inventors: Cindy A. Sprecher, Joseph L. Kuijper, Maria M. Dasovich, Francis J. Grant, Jane A. Gross, Angela K. Hammond
  • Patent number: 9512219
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of treating pruritic diseases, including but not limited to Contact dermatitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Drug induced delayed type cutaneous allergic reactions, Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Cutaneous T cell Lymphoma, Bullous pemphigoid, Alopecia wereata, Vitiligo, Acne Rosacea, Prurigo nodularis, Scleroderma, Herpes simplex virus, or combination thereof by administering IL-31 monoclonal antibodies. The invention further provides the hybridomas that generate the monoclonal antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony W. Siadak, Janine Bilsborough, Shirley Rene
  • Patent number: 9499598
    Abstract: Homogeneous preparations of IL-28A, IL-28B, and IL-29 have been produced by mutating one or more of the cysteine residues in the polynucleotide sequences encoding the mature proteins. The cysteine mutant proteins can be shown to either bind to their cognate receptor or exhibit biological activity. One type of biological activity that is shown is an antiviral activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lowell J. Brady, Kevin M. Klucher, Chung Chan, Dennis L. Dong, Hong Y. Liu, Paul O. Sheppard, Thomas R. Bukowski
  • Patent number: 9464134
    Abstract: The present invention relates to blocking, inhibiting, reducing, antagonizing or neutralizing the activity of IL-17A, IL-17F, and IL-23. Antagonists include antibodies and antibody fragments that bind IL-23 and that bind IL-17A or IL-17F, such as antibodies that are cross-reactive for IL-17A and Il-17F. Antagonists that include an antibody or antibody fragment that binds IL-23 and an antibody or antibody fragment that binds IL-17A or IL-17F on one molecule are also disclosed. Antibodies and antibody fragments that bind IL-23 and IL-17F but that do not bind IL-17A are also disclosed. IL-17 and IL-23 are cytokines that are involved in inflammatory processes and human disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: ZYMOGENETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Katherine E. Lewis, Scott R. Presnell, Steven D. Levin, Robert Mabry, Stephen R. Jaspers, Monica J. Huber
  • Patent number: 9441034
    Abstract: Disclosed are antagonists of PDGF receptor ? (PDGFR?) and VEGF-A, including neutralizing anti-PDGFR? and anti-VEGF-A antibodies, as well as related compositions and methods. Anti-PDGFR? and anti-VEGF-A antibodies disclosed herein include bispecific antibodies capable of binding and neutralizing both PDGFR? and VEGF-A. Also disclosed are methods of treating an neovascular disorder, such as cancer or an neovascular ocular disorder, using a PDGFR? and/or VEGF-A antagonist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: ZYMOGENETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Pallavur V. Sivakumar, Debra G. Gilbertson, Marshall D. Snavely, George R. Mabry, Eugene C. Yi, Yue Yao, Scott R. Presnell
  • Patent number: 9416183
    Abstract: The present invention relates to blocking, inhibiting, reduceing, antagonizing or neutralizing the activity of IL-17A and IL-17F. IL-17A and IL-17F are cytokines that are involved in inflammatory processes and human disease. The present invention includes antibodies that bind both IL-17A and IL-17F, hybridomas that produce the antibodies, and methods of using the same in inflammation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Jaspers, Scott R. Presnell, Monica J. Huber
  • Patent number: 9416184
    Abstract: The invention provides humanized mouse anti-human IL-31 antibodies and antibody fragments that are capable of binding IL-31 and thereby neutralizing, inhibiting, limiting, or reducing the proinflammatory or pro-pruritic effects of IL-31.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignees: ZymoGenetics, Inc., Merck Serono S/A
    Inventors: Kent Bondensgaard, Roland Beckmann
  • Patent number: 9388241
    Abstract: Monoclonal antibodies are identified that bind the IL-21 protein. These antibodies are used to identify regions of the IL-21 protein to where binding neutralizes IL-21 activity. Hybridomas and methods of producing anti-IL-21 monoclonal antibodies are described. The monoclonal antibodies are useful in treating IL-21-mediated diseases, which may include autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as pancreatitis, type I diabetes (IDDM), Graves Disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diverticulosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, scleroderma, systemic sclerosis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, graft vs. host disease (GVHD), cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL), Sjogren's syndrome, glomerulonephritis, IgA nephropathy, transplant rejection, atopic dermatitis, anti-phospholipid syndrome, and asthma, and other autoimmune diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Pallavur V. Sivakumar, Stephen R. Jaspers
  • Patent number: 9346878
    Abstract: Molecules that interfere with the binding of a tumor necrosis factor receptor with its ligand, such as a soluble receptor, have proven usefulness in both basic research and as therapeutics. The present invention provides improved soluble transmembrane activator and calcium modulator and cyclophilin ligand-interactor (TACI) receptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: ZYMOGENETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark W. Rixon, Jane A. Gross