Patents Examined by Hankyel Park
  • Patent number: 6653104
    Abstract: The present invention relates to immunotoxins that effectively kill malignant cells having a given marker. The immunotoxins are reagents that comprise internalizing antibodies conjugated to cytotoxic ribonucleases or fragments thereof. The internalizing antibodies are capable of binding with a chosen tumor cell, and thereby confer little non-specific toxicity to the immunotoxin in a host. The immunotoxins exhibit up to 2000-fold higher toxicity against malignant B cells than did the ribonuclease counterparts alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Immunomedics, Inc.
    Inventor: David M. Goldenberg
  • Patent number: 6368788
    Abstract: Methods of treatment of subjects for decreasing cell mediated autoimmunity or humoral autoimmunity by administering an R′-Glu-Trp-R″ pharmaceutical preparation useful in subjects having autoimmune diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Cytran, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrei L. Kozhemyakin, Nickolai V. Sinackevich, Sergey V. Seryi, Alexei M. Rakhilov, Vyacheslav G. Morozov, Vladimir Kh. Khavinson
  • Patent number: 6365722
    Abstract: The present invention provides an isolated I&kgr;B kinase binding protein designated Y2H14 and functional equivalents therof. The amino acid sequence of Y2H14, the nucleotide sequence encoding Y2H14, and other related protein and nucleic acid molecules are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: The Research of State University of New York
    Inventor: Kenneth B. Marcu
  • Patent number: 6355257
    Abstract: Aminoalkyl glucosamine phosphate compounds that are adjuvants and immunoeffectors are described and claimed. The compounds have a 2-deoxy-2-amino glucose in glycosidic linkage with an aminoalkyl (aglycon) group. Compounds are phosphorylated at the 4 or 6 carbon on the glucosamine ring and comprise three 3-alkanoyloxyalkanoyl residues. The compounds augment antibody production in immunized animals as well as stimulate cytokine production and activate macrophages. Methods for using the compounds as adjuvants and immunoeffectors are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Corixa Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Johnson, C. Gregory Sowell
  • Patent number: 6338953
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, nucleic acids, and cells for expressing an exogenous gene in a mammalian cell, involving introducing into the cell a non-mammalian DNA virus (e.g., a baculovirus) having an altered coat protein, the genome of which virus carries an exogenous gene, and growing the cell under conditions such that the gene is expressed. Also disclosed are methods for treating gene deficiency disorders, neurological disorders, or cancers in a mammal by (1) providing to a cell a therapeutically effective amount of a non-mammalian DNA virus having an altered coat protein, the genome of which virus carries an exogenous, therapeutic gene and (2) growing the cell under conditions such that the exogenous gene is expressed in the mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignees: The General Hospital Corporation, Biogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick M. Boyce, James G. Barsoum
  • Patent number: 6281009
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, nucleic acids, and cells for expressing an exogenous gene in a mammalian cell, involving introducing into the cell a non-mammalian DNA virus (e.g., a baculovirus) whose genome carries an exogenous gene, and growing the cell under conditions such that the gene is expressed. Also disclosed are methods for treating gene deficiency disorders, neurological disorders, or cancers in a mammal by providing to a cell a therapeutically effective amount of a virus whose genome carries an exogenous, therapeutic gene and growing the cell under conditions such that the exogenous gene is expressed in the mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventor: Frederick M. Boyce
  • Patent number: 6271028
    Abstract: The risk of drug resistance in HIV infection is reduced by profoundly suppressing the viral load using novel hematopoietic cells. Modified CD4 lymphocyte host cells are used to “capture” virions in a sterile micro-environment. The host's CD4 T-cell lymphocytes are replaced with lumphocytes derived from autologous or homologous stem cells which do not express the CKR-5 receptor, further inhibiting viral load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Inventor: Francis E. O'Donnell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6270956
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, a host cell protein has been discovered which regulates Tat transactivation. The protein is the first discovered constituent of the TAK/TEFb complex which associates with the HIV Tat, via divalent cation metals, and is necessary for the binding of Tat to TAR RNA. This protein, cyclin T1, is an 87 kDa cyclin partner for the PITALRE kinase. It is further discovered that Tat must interact with TAK in order to bind to TAR RNA with affinity and with the appropriate sequence specificity that is observed in vivo. In accordance with another aspect of the invention, formulations useful for modulation of Tat transactivation have been developed. In addition, assays have been developed for the identification of compounds useful to modulate the above-described processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
    Inventors: Katherine A. Jones, Ping Wei, Mitchell Garber, Shi-Min Fang
  • Patent number: 6268484
    Abstract: Disclosed are antibodies which can be used for the manufacture of vaccines for active and/or passive immunization of persons in need of such treatment. The invention also provides for human monoclonal antibodies that are functionally equivalent to the above-mentioned antibodies produced by any one of the cell lines CL1 through CL6 (deposited at the European Collection of Animal Cell Cultures (ECACC) at the PHLS in Porton Down, Salisbury, UK). Also provided are hybridoma and/or CHO cell lines producing any one of the antibodies disclosed and claimed herein, Also provided are mixtures of antibodies of the present invention, as well as methods of using individual antibodies or mixtures thereof for the detection, prevention and/or therapeutical treatment of HIV-1 infections in vitro and in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: Polymun Scientific Immunbiologische Forschung GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Katinger, Andrea Buchacher, Wolfgang Ernst, Claudia Ballaun, Martin Purtscher, Alexandra Trkola, Renate Predl, Christine Schmatz, Annelies Klima, Franz Steindl, Thomas Muster
  • Patent number: 6252059
    Abstract: Amplification oligonucleotides and hybridization assay probes which distinguish Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 from other viruses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Gen-Probe Incorporated
    Inventors: Sherrol H. McDonough, Thomas B. Ryder, Yeasing Yang
  • Patent number: 6242198
    Abstract: Methods are provided for treatment of eye disorders and injury, including methods for treatment of reduced flow of blood or other nutrients to retinal tissue and/or optic nerve, methods for treatment of retinal ischemia and trauma and methods for treatment for optic nerve injury/damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Cambridge Neuroscience, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert N. McBurney
  • Patent number: 6228621
    Abstract: Improved vaccines are disclosed. The improved vaccines include a nucleotide sequence that encodes a coding sequence that comprises an immunogenic target protein linked to or comprising an intracellular cellular targeting sequence, the coding sequence being operably linked to regulatory elements are disclosed. Methods of immunizing individuals are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: William V. Williams, Michael Madaio, David B. Weiner
  • Patent number: 6228618
    Abstract: Methods for enhancing the production of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in cell culture are disclosed. The methods involve culturing tPA-producing cells in growth media supplemented with an alkanoic acid or salt thereof at a concentration which enhances tPA production. The most preferred methods utilize butyric acid or sodium butyrate at a concentration of between 0.5 mM and 2.5 mM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Alusuisse Holdings A.G.
    Inventor: Raymond Paul Field
  • Patent number: 6207397
    Abstract: An in vitro assay method permits the identification of a test substance which inhibits the mutual association of two molecules. The method includes the steps of providing two components capable of mutual association, one of said components bearing a covalently linked fluorophore; preparing a mixture containing the two components and at least one test substance; irradiating the mixture with polarized light of a suitable wavelength permitting excitation of the fluorophore as indicated by emission of polarized light; measuring the degree of polarization of the emission, and determining the effect of the presence or concentration of the test substance in decreasing the observed emission polarization of a mixture of the two components alone. Inhibitory activity of the test substance correlates with decreased depolarization values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Berkley A. Lynch, Ian MacNeil, Mark Zoller
  • Patent number: 6197583
    Abstract: The invention relates to a biologically-active peptide fragment of the Nef protein of human immunodeficiency virus, to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these peptides or biologically-active analogues thereof, to antagonists of the peptides and to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these antagonists, and to therapeutic and screening methods utilizing compounds and compositions of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignees: Biomolecular Research Institute Ltd., Macfarlane Burnet Centre for Medical Research Ltd., Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Ahmed Abdullah Azad, Cyril C Curtain, Alison Louise Greenway, Dale Alan McPhee, Ian MacReadie
  • Patent number: 6190863
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a sugar-chain-recognizing antibody which belongs to the IgM isotype and which recognizes Gg4Cer(Gal&bgr;1-3GalNAc&bgr;1-4Gal&bgr;1-4Glc&bgr;Cer) or GM2 which appears on HIV infected cells, as well as to a therapeutics for HIV diseases containing those IgMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidechika Okada, Noriko Okada
  • Patent number: 6190887
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, nucleic acids, and cells for expressing an exogenous gene in a mammalian cell, involving introducing into the cell a non-mammalian DNA virus (e.g., a baculovirus) having an altered coat protein, the genome of which virus carries an exogenous gene, and growing the cell under conditions such that the gene is expressed. Also disclosed are methods for treating gene deficiency disorders, neurological disorders, or cancers in a mammal by (1) providing to a cell a therapeutically effective amount of a non-mammalian DNA virus having an altered coat protein, the genome of which virus carries an exogenous, therapeutic gene and (2) growing the cell under conditions such that the exogenous gene is expressed in the mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignees: The General Hospital Corporation, Biogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick M. Boyce, James G. Barsoum
  • Patent number: 6183993
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, nucleic acids, and cells for expressing an exogenous gene in a mammalian cell, involving (i) introducing into the cell a complement-resistant non-mammalian DNA virus (e.g., a baculovirus), optionally having an altered coat protein, the genome of which virus carries an exogenous gene, and (ii) growing the cell under conditions such that the gene is expressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignees: The General Hospital Corporation, Biogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick M. Boyce, James G. Barsoum
  • Patent number: 6177256
    Abstract: Conjugates between one or more repeated subunits of an antigen and a carbohydrate polymer are desired. Also described are immunogenic vaccines against disease states which contain the conjugates and methods for inducing cell-mediated immune responses. The conjugates may especially contain polymers of the carbohydrate mannose and one or more repeated subunits of human mucin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Austin Research Institute
    Inventors: Ian F. C. McKenzie, Vasso Apostolopoulos, Geoff Allan Pietersz
  • Patent number: 6171596
    Abstract: Immunogenic compositions and methods of stimulating an immune response against the envelope protein of HIV-1. Immunogenic compositions include a purified oligomeric structure that comprises a C-terminally truncated form of HIV-1 gp160 protein that is missing the gp41 transmembrane domain. The gp120-gp41 proteolytic processing site is retained in one form of the composition and is deleted in a different form of the composition. In one embodiment, the engineered env protein is proteolytically cleaved, but the gp120 and gp41 components of the complex remain noncovalently associated. Immunization with these compositions advantageously stimulates the production of conformation-dependent antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Patricia L. Earl, Christopher C. Broder, Robert W. Doms, Bernard Moss