Patents Examined by Neil P Hammell
  • Patent number: 11072629
    Abstract: Disclosed are membrane-anchored polynucleotides, and compositions comprising the membrane-anchored polynucleotides. Also disclosed are the processes for the synthesis of these compounds, compositions comprising such compounds, and the use of such compounds and compositions in research and therapeutic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Zev Jordan Gartner, Nicholas Scott Selden, Michael E. Todhunter, Samantha Isabel Liang, Robert Joseph Weber, Noel Youngho Jee, Jennifer S. Liu
  • Patent number: 11072785
    Abstract: The invention relates to peptide linkers and fusion proteins comprising linkers designed for optimizing the activity of the proteins comprised therein, and methods for using the same. The invention further relates to newly designed Cas12a-based cytosine base editors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: PAIRWISE PLANTS SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Sharon Leigh Guffy, Joseph Matthew Watts
  • Patent number: 11066460
    Abstract: The present invention relates to vectors suitable for use in displaying proteins on the surface of bacteriophage M13 as fusion constructs with the surface protein P.III, bacteriophage M13 particles comprising a mutated P.III protein on the phage coat surface, as well as methods for producing bacteriophage M13 particles and methods for transfecting or infecting a host cell comprising the vectors and bacteriophage of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventor: Sepideh Afshar
  • Patent number: 11046727
    Abstract: Method and compositions and kits for isolation, identification, and quantification of miRNAs and other small RNAs, including but not limited to, siRNAs, mRNAs, and snRNAs are disclosed. Methods of diagnosing a disease or its progression are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Tom Xu, Christopher Trinh, Carole Bornarth, Brian Evans, Mousumi Rath, Kathy Tran
  • Patent number: 11041184
    Abstract: A mycobacteriophage capable of delivering an auto-luminescent element includes luxCDABE genes for auto-luminescence of a host bacterium. The auto-luminescent element is located on a transposon, and can be randomly inserted into the host genome with the transposon. The mycobacteriophage can be used for rapid detection of a live host bacterium in a sample and detection of sensitivity of the host bacterium to a drug or drug combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Tianyu Zhang, Zhiyong Liu
  • Patent number: 11041169
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for modifying a targeted site of a double-stranded DNA in a cell, the method including a step of bringing a complex in which a nucleic acid sequence-recognizing module that specifically binds to a selected target nucleotide sequence in a double-stranded DNA and a nucleic acid base converting enzyme or DNA glycosylase are linked, and a donor DNA containing an insertion sequence into contact with said double-stranded DNA, to substitute the targeted site with the insertion sequence, or insert the insertion sequence into said targeted site, without cleaving at least one strand of said double-stranded DNA in the targeted site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KOBE UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Keiji Nishida
  • Patent number: 11028412
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, University of Vienna
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Patent number: 11008589
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, University of Vienna
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Patent number: 11008590
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of The University of California, University of Vienna, Emmanuelle Charpentier
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Patent number: 11001618
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and pharmaceutical compositions for treating and inhibiting conical vascularization including conical vascularization associated with viral infection, chemical injury, autoimmune conditions, and post-corneal transplantation or in subjects having a PAX6 mutation associated with conical vascularization. The methods and pharmaceutical compositions are utilized in administering treatment that results in increased concentration of FOXC1 in a subject's cornea in order to treat or inhibit corneal vascularization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: Northwestern University, The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kume, Ordan Lehmann
  • Patent number: 11001863
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, University of Vienna, Emmanuelle Charpentier
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Patent number: 11001858
    Abstract: The invention provides a bidirectional hCMV-rhCMV promoter and recombinant vectors and recombinant virus comprising the bidirectional hCMV-rhCMV promoter operably linked to a first transgene in one direction and to a second transgene in the opposite direction. The invention also provides methods of making and using such recombinant vectors and recombinant virus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V.
    Inventors: Kerstin Wunderlich, Jort Vellinga
  • Patent number: 11001856
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for modifying a targeted site of a double-stranded DNA in a cell, the method including a step of bringing a complex in which a nucleic acid sequence-recognizing module that specifically binds to a selected target nucleotide sequence in a double-stranded DNA and a nucleic acid base converting enzyme or DNA glycosylase are linked, and a donor DNA containing an insertion sequence into contact with said double-stranded DNA, to substitute the targeted site with the insertion sequence, or insert the insertion sequence into said targeted site, without cleaving at least one strand of said double-stranded DNA in the targeted site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KOBE UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Keiji Nishida
  • Patent number: 10995316
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for making and using methanotrophic proline auxotrophs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CALYSTA, INC.
    Inventor: Jana Stumpe
  • Patent number: 10988780
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, University of Vienna
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Patent number: 10988782
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, University of Vienna, Emmanuelle Charpentier
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Patent number: 10987432
    Abstract: Therapeutic methods for cancer treatments using a combined prokaryotic-eukaryotic delivery and expression system for the delivery of multiple therapeutic factors via a modified tumor-targeted bacteria. A targeted bacteria-vector system elicits an inter-kingdom dual expression (IKDE) of antitumor agents, in the nucleus or cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells, with priming and maintenance of the vector in the bacterium. The therapeutic factors include small interfering RNAs, tumoricidal proteins, DNA molecules, or a combination thereof. The system provides direct killing of tumor cells and alters the tumor microenvironment by expressing anti-angiogenic factors and cytokines in intracellular and/or extracellular environments. Also provided are methods of using natural exosomes comprising cargoes obtained from the bacterially infected cells. The bacteria-vector system is useful for many types of tumor and cancer as well as recombinant vaccines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Jian-Dong Huang, Lei Shi, Bin Yu
  • Patent number: 10982230
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together, with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, University of Vienna, Emmanuelle Charpentier
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Patent number: 10982231
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a DNA-targeting RNA that comprises a targeting sequence and, together with a modifying polypeptide, provides for site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA. The present disclosure further provides site-specific modifying polypeptides. The present disclosure further provides methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA and/or a polypeptide associated with the target DNA The present disclosure provides methods of modulating transcription of a target nucleic acid in a target cell, generally involving contacting the target nucleic acid with an enzymatically inactive Cas9 polypeptide and a DNA-targeting RNA. Kits and compositions for carrying out the methods are also provided. The present disclosure provides genetically modified cells that produce Cas9; and Cas9 transgenic non-human multicellular organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, University of Vienna, Emmanuelle Charpentier
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski, Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Patent number: 10968487
    Abstract: Provided are oligonucleotides that are capable of detecting KRAS and PIK3CA mutations in both cancer patients and healthy individuals with high specificity in kPCR assays. When the oligonucleotides are used as forward primers in conjunction with a defined genotyping algorithm spreadsheet, the primers are capable of enhancing detection of KRAS codon 12, 13, and 61 and PIK3CA codon 542, 545, and 1047 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in a background of wild-type sequences. The oligonucleotides of the present invention are also capable of preventing pseudogene amplification when the oligonucleotides are hybridized as reverse primers or detection probes to the mismatch sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Jill Detmer, Arejas J. Uzgiris, Andy Ying