Patents Examined by Bao Q Li
  • Patent number: 11365398
    Abstract: A spiral tube countercurrent chromatography rotor for separating virus in a two part aqueous solvent is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: CC Biotech LLC
    Inventor: Martha Knight
  • Patent number: 11364295
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions, methods, and kits for eliciting an immune response to at least one CMV antigen expressed by a cancer cell, in particular for treating and preventing cancer. CMV determination methods, compositions, and kits also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Duke University
    Inventors: John H Sampson, Duane A Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11365222
    Abstract: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) envelope proteins having mutations that stabilize the trimeric form of the envelope protein are provided. The HIV envelope proteins have certain amino acid substitutions at specified positions in the envelope protein sequence. The HIV envelope proteins described herein have an improved percentage of trimer formation and/or an improved trimer yield as compared to an HIV envelope protein that does not have one or more of the indicated amino acid substitutions. Also provided are nucleic acid molecules and vectors encoding the HIV envelope proteins, as well as compositions containing the HIV envelope proteins, nucleic acid, and vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V.
    Inventors: Lucy Rutten, Daphné Truan, Nika Mindy Strokappe, Johannes P. M. Langedijk
  • Patent number: 11351248
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions, methods, and kits for eliciting an immune response to at least one CMV antigen expressed by a cancer cell, in particular for treating and preventing cancer. CMV determination methods, compositions, and kits also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Duke University
    Inventors: John H Sampson, Duane A Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11338033
    Abstract: Vaccines that elicit broadly protective anti-influenza antibodies. The vaccines comprise nanoparticles that display HA trimers from Group 2 influenza virus on their surface. The nanoparticles are fusion proteins comprising a monomeric subunit (e.g., ferritin) joined to stabilized stem regions of Group 2 influenza virus HA proteins. The fusion proteins self-assemble to form the HA-displaying nanoparticles. Also provided are fusion proteins, and nucleic acid molecules encoding such proteins, and assays using nanoparticles of the invention to detect anti-influenza antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Boyington, Barney S. Graham, John R. Mascola, Hadi M. Yassine, Kizzmekia S. Corbett, Syed M. Moin, Lingshu Wang, Masaru Kanekiyo
  • Patent number: 11339378
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods for vaccination and research applications. In particular, provided herein are non-neuroinvasive herpesviruses and alpha herpesviruses and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: Northwestern University, Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, Trustees of Tufts College
    Inventors: Gregory A. Smith, Patricia Jane Sollars, Gary Edward Pickard, Ekaterina E. Heldwein
  • Patent number: 11325965
    Abstract: Isolated VHH monoclonal antibodies are disclosed that specifically bind to a Norovirus polypeptide. In some embodiments, the Norovirus is a Genogroup I Norovirus or a Genogroup II Norovirus. In other embodiments, the Norovirus is Norwalk or MD2004 virus. In some embodiments, the monoclonal antibodies specifically bind VP1. Also disclosed are compositions including the disclosed antibodies, nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, expression vectors including the nucleic acids, and isolated host cells that express the nucleic acids. The antibodies and compositions disclosed herein can be used for detecting the presence of a Norovirus in a biological sample, or detecting a Norovirus infection. Also disclosed are methods of treating and/or preventing a NoV infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, Instituto Nacional De Technologia Agropecuaria
    Inventors: Karin Bok, Lorena Laura Garaicoechea, Viviana Parreno, Andrea Pamela Aguilar, Marina Bok, Lisbeth Kim Green, Stanislav Vladimirovich Sosnovtsev
  • Patent number: 11319350
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to the domain of virology of Paramyxoviruses. The disclosure concerns a method for producing self-assembling paramyxoviral particles and a method for identifying a compound able to inhibit the replication or the transcription of a Paramyxovirus. The disclosure also pertains to the nucleocapsid-like particles obtainable by the method of the invention and their use for biotechnological and pharmaceutical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique, Universite Grenoble Alpes, Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Martin Blackledge, Marlène Ringkjobing-Jensen, Sigrid Milles, Robertus Ruigrok, Guy Schoehn, Guillaume Communie
  • Patent number: 11307202
    Abstract: A method for detecting MERS-CoV at high sensitivity and specificity using IgY antibodies that bind to MERS-CoV N protein, its fragments and domains. Isolated or purified IgY monospecific antibodies to MERS-CoV N protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz University
    Inventors: Ayman Talaat Abbas Abdelhadi, Esam Ibraheem Ahmed Azhar, Sherif Aly Abdelkhalek Elkafrawy, Sayed Sartaj Sohrab
  • Patent number: 11285203
    Abstract: This invention relates to chimeric virus-like particles (VLPs) assembled from a polypeptide comprising a papilloma virus (PV) L1 protein or L1/L2 protein and a target peptide comprising a CD8+ T cell epitope derived from a human pathogen. This invention also relates to methods using the chimeric VLPs as antigen-specific redirectors of immune responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: VERIMMUNE INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Weiyuan Wang, Nattha Ingavat
  • Patent number: 11285206
    Abstract: A heat-resistant recombinant Newcastle Disease Virus vaccine strain rLS-tFib2-C capable of expressing truncated Fiber 2 protein of fowl adenovirus serotype 4 has been preserved at the China Center for Type Culture Collection, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China with the preservation number of CCTCC No. V202042.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND VETERINARY SCIENCES, HUBEI ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
    Inventors: Guoyuan Wen, Li Li, Yu Shang, Huabin Shao, Qingping Luo, Honglin Wang, Ling Luo, Rongrong Zhang, Hongcai Wang, Tengfei Zhang, Wenting Zhang, Qin Lu
  • Patent number: 11278614
    Abstract: The present application relates to novel administration regimens for poxviral vectors comprising nucleic acid constructs encoding antigenic proteins and invariant chains. In particular the use of said poxviral vectors for priming or for boosting an immune response is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS SA
    Inventors: Stefano Colloca, Riccardo Cortese, Antonella Folgori, Alfredo Nicosia
  • Patent number: 11273211
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pharmaceutical combination and related methods for reducing tumor volume and/or increasing the survival of a cancer patient. The combination comprises an intravenous administration of a recombinant MVA encoding a tumor-associated antigen and an administration of an antibody to a cancer patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Bavarian Nordic A/S
    Inventors: Hubertus Hochrein, Henning Lauterbach, José Medina Echeverz, Matthias Habjan
  • Patent number: 11268073
    Abstract: This invention relates to the use of an adenovirus to treat cancer, for example. The adenovirus may be replication deficient in cells that lack Y box binding protein. The adenovirus may encode an oncogene or an oncogene product, which may transactivate at least one viral gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Per Sonne Holm
  • Patent number: 11261463
    Abstract: Methods for separating AAV empty capsids from mixtures of AAV vector particles and AAV empty capsids are described. The methods use column chromatography techniques and provide for commercially viable levels of recombinant AAV virions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Genzyme Corporation
    Inventors: Guang Qu, John Fraser Wright
  • Patent number: 11255855
    Abstract: The present disclosure an ELISA-based assay that uses a glycosylated polypeptide fragment derived from the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (Covid-19) receptor binding domain (S1RBD) that has affinity for the extracellular domain of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2). The S1RBD polypeptide is generated by expression of an encoding nucleic acid by a human cell expression system resulting in glycosylation of the expressed spike receptor binding domain (S1RBD) protein at least at the N343 N-glycosylation site thereof, and which surprisingly and significantly increases the affinity of the S1RBD for ACE2, provides a significant increase in the sensitivity of the assay compared to other known assays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: RayBiotech Life, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruo-Pan Huang, Hao Tang, Shuhong Luo, Jianmin Fang
  • Patent number: 11246921
    Abstract: Influenza vaccines include hemagglutinin from at least one influenza A virus strain and at least one influenza B virus strain. They also include an oil-in-water emulsion adjuvant with submicron oil droplets, comprising squalene. In some embodiments the hemagglutinin concentration is >12 ?g/ml per strain. In some embodiments the squalene concentration is <19 mg/ml. In some embodiments the vaccine is mercury-free. In some embodiments the vaccine has a unit dose volume between 0.2-0.3 mL. In some embodiments the squalene concentration is 9.75 mg/mL or 4.88 mg/mL. In some embodiments the vaccine includes antigens from two influenza A virus strains and two influenza B virus strains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Seqirus UK Limited
    Inventors: Mario Contorni, Derek O'Hagan, Nicola Groth
  • Patent number: 11246930
    Abstract: The invention provides for modified reovirus nucleic acid sequences and modified reovirus polypeptide sequences as well as reoviruses containing such modified nucleic acid or polypeptide sequences. The invention also provides for pharmaceutical compositions that include reoviruses having a modified sequence as well as methods of making and using such reoviruses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: ONCOLYTICS BIOTECH INC.
    Inventor: Matthew C. Coffey
  • Patent number: 11248238
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for transducing a plurality of cells in a composition of cells, such as a population of lymphocytes, containing viral particles. In some aspects, provided methods and reagents for the transduction of cell populations involve binding of agents to a molecule on the surface of the cells. In some cases, the reagents are multimerization reagents and the one or more agents are multimerized by reversibly binding to the reagent. In some aspects, the multimerized agent can provide for transduction and/or expansion or proliferation or other stimulation of a population of cells, and then such agents can be removed by disruption of the reversible bond. Also provided are compositions, apparatus and methods of use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Juno Therapeutics GmbH
    Inventors: Keenan Bashour, Semih U. Tareen
  • Patent number: 11249083
    Abstract: The present disclosure an ELISA-based assay that uses a glycosylated polypeptide fragment derived from the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (Covid-19) receptor binding domain (S1RBD) that has affinity for the extracellular domain of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2). The S1RBD polypeptide is generated by expression of an encoding nucleic acid by a human cell expression system resulting in glycosylation of the expressed spike receptor binding domain (S1RBD) protein at least at the N343 N-glycosylation site thereof, and which surprisingly and significantly increases the affinity of the S1RBD for ACE2, provides a significant increase in the sensitivity of the assay compared to other known assays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: RayBiotech Life, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruo-Pan Huang, Hao Tang, Shuhong Luo, Jianmin Fang