Patents Examined by Prema Mertz
  • Patent number: 10179812
    Abstract: Antibodies and compositions capable of neutralizing oncostatin M biological functions are useful in treating diseases and disorders associated with oncostatin M, such as osteoarthritis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventors: Juan Carlos Almagro, William DuBell, Johann Fransson, Jose Pardinas, Gopalan Raghunathan
  • Patent number: 10093731
    Abstract: Provided are various embodiments relating to anti-IL31 antibodies binding to canine IL31. Such antibodies can be used in methods to treat IL31-induced conditions in companion animals, such as canines, felines, and equines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Kindred Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Shyr Jiann Li, Lam Nguyen, Hangjun Zhan
  • Patent number: 10093711
    Abstract: Provided herein are IL-2 muteins and IL-2 mutein Fc-fusion molecules that preferentially expand and activate T regulatory cells and are amenable to large scale production. Also provided herein are variant human IgG1 Fc molecules lacking or with highly reduced effector function and high stability despite lacking glycosylation at N297. Also, provided herein are linker peptides that are glycosylated when expressed in mammalian cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Amgen Inc.
    Inventor: Gunasekaran Kannan
  • Patent number: 10080779
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein relates to the field of epidermal repair and skin innate immunity. More particularly, the invention concerns the use of a mix of cytokines to inhibit keratinocyte differentiation, activate skin innate immunity, increase the expression of anti-microbial peptides, and improve epidermal repair. In particular, the invention concerns compositions comprising at least IL-17, TNF? and OSM that can be formulated for topical administration for cosmetic or dermatologic use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: Universite D'Angers, Universite de Poitiers, Bioalternatives SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Lecron, Hughes Gascan, Franck Morel, Sylvie Chevalier, Francois-Xavier Bernard, Katia Boniface, Caroline Diveau
  • Patent number: 10077302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to anti-IL-1 beta binding members and in particular to monovalent high potency IL-1 beta-binding antibody fragments being highly stable and soluble. Such binding members may be used in the treatment of inflammatory and other diseases as well as in diagnostics. Also provided are related nucleic acids, vectors, cells, and compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Cell Medica Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Stefanie Grabulovski, Titus Kretzschmar, Simone Schmitt, Abdijapar Shamshiev, Thorsten Alexander Schafer
  • Patent number: 10072297
    Abstract: A method to detect a biomarker in saliva wherein the biomarker is an extracellular mRNA, comprises detecting the extracellular mRNA in the cell-free saliva; transcriptome analysis of saliva comprises detecting a transcriptome pattern in the cell-free saliva; a method to detect genetic alterations in an organ or in a gene in the organ by analyzing saliva, comprises detecting a transcriptome pattern and/or the mRNA profiling of the gene in cell-free saliva; a method to diagnose an oral or systemic pathology disease or disorder in a subject, comprises: detecting profile of a biomarker associated with the pathology disease or disorder, in particular mRNA and/or protein, in cell-free saliva and/or serum; kits comprising identifier for at least one biomarker for performing at least one of the methods; and use of salivary biomarker salivary and/or serum mRNAs as biomarkers for oral and/or systemic pathology, disease or disorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: David T. W. Wong, Maie A. R. St. John, Yang Li
  • Patent number: 10071134
    Abstract: A method for treating or preventing a T-cell-mediated autoimmune disease is provided herein, the method including administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of soluble CD137 or CD137pos regulatory T cells. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions for treating or preventing T-cell-mediated autoimmune diseases, the pharmaceutical compositions including a therapeutically effective amount of soluble CD137 or CD137pos regulatory T cells and a pharmaceutically-acceptable carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: University of Cincinnati
    Inventors: William Ridgway, David Erwin Adams, Kritika Kachapati
  • Patent number: 10059772
    Abstract: The present invention provides antagonizing antibodies that bind to interleukin-7 receptor (IL-7R). The invention further provides a method of obtaining such antibodies and antibody-encoding nucleic acids. The invention further relates to therapeutic methods for use of these antibodies and antigen-binding portions thereof for the treatment and/or prevention of type 2 diabetes and immunological disorders, including type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, graft-versus-host disease, and lupus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: RINAT NEUROSCIENCE CORP.
    Inventors: Chia-Yang Lin, Li-Fen Lee, Wenwu Zhai
  • Patent number: 10047401
    Abstract: The invention provides novel biomarkers (four genes BRCA1, HIF1A, DLC1, and XPO1 alone or in combination of miR-21) for early stage lung cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health & Human Services
    Inventors: Curtis C. Harris, Aaron Joseph Schetter, Hirokazu Okayama, Ichiro Akagi
  • Patent number: 10047133
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel monomeric fusion proteins derived from human GAG binding proteins such as chemokines with increased glycosaminoglycan (GAG) binding affinity and knocked-out or reduced GPCR activity compared to wild type GAG binding proteins, which are highly selectively competitive and are of increased bioavailability, and to their use for prevention or treatment of pathological cell movement as in metastasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Antagonis Biotherapeutics GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Kungl
  • Patent number: 10040859
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for treating a cytokine release syndrome such as chimeric antigen receptor T-cell cytokine release syndrome or hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Edward M. Behrens, Julia E. Rood, Taku Kambayashi
  • Patent number: 10040843
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to fusion proteins of antibodies and interleukin-10 (IL-10). In addition, the present invention relates to polynucleotides encoding such fusion proteins, and vectors and host cells comprising such polynucleotides. The invention further relates to methods for producing the fusion proteins of the invention, and to methods of using them in the treatment of disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ROCHE GLYCART AG
    Inventors: Lydia Jasmin Duerner, Thomas Emrich, Jens Fischer, Ralf Hosse, Ekkehard Moessner, Pablo Umana, Daigen Xu
  • Patent number: 10041044
    Abstract: As demonstrated herein, a preferential and progressive expansion of a subset of hematopoietic cells bearing somatic mutations in TET2 leads to pro-inflammatory IL-1? signaling at multiple levels, including increased IL-1? transcription, increased NLRP3 inflammasome-mediated IL-1? secretion, and increased IL-1-Receptor 1-mediated IL-1? signaling. Accordingly, provided herein are compositions, methods, and assays for modulating TET2 mutation-mediated IL-1? (interleukin-1?) proinflammatory activity, particularly when caused by somatic mutations in TET2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kenneth Walsh, Jose Fuster
  • Patent number: 10035836
    Abstract: The invention described herein is a novel IL-2 protein with selective agonist activity for Regulatory T cells and with an additional amino acid substitution that enable chemical conjugation with Polyethyene Glycol (PEG) that increase circulating half-life compared to the IL-2 selective agonist alone. A preferred IL-2 selective agonist variant is IL2/N88R/C125S/D109C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Delinia, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Greve
  • Patent number: 10035858
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions for increasing IL-12 production comprising IgG or a fragment thereof or a variant thereof and uses of said compositions for treating cancer and infectious diseases. Also described herein are compositions for decreasing IL-12 production comprising an agent that inhibits signaling mediated by interaction between FcRn and IgG and uses of said compositions for treating autoimmune diseases. Further described herein are methods for assessing efficacy of treatment by monitoring levels of various cytokines in the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Blumberg, Kristi Baker, Timo Rath
  • Patent number: 10035832
    Abstract: The invention provides a human cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) agonist epitope from the C-terminal subunit of mucin 1 (MUC1-C), which can be used as a peptide, polypeptide (protein), and/or in vaccine or other composition for the prevention or therapy of cancer. The invention further provides a nucleic acid encoding the peptide, protein, or polypeptide, a vector comprising the nucleic acid, a cell comprising the peptide, polypeptide, nucleic acid, or vector, and compositions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Jeffrey Schlom, Kwong-Yok Tsang
  • Patent number: 10010587
    Abstract: The invention relates to (among other things) method of administering to a patient suffering from a cancer, the method comprising the steps of: (a) an IL-2R?-activating amount of a long acting, IL-2R?-selective agonist; and (b) a CTLA-4 pathway-inhibiting amount of an anti-CTLA-4 antibody or a PD-1 pathway-inhibiting amount of an anti-PD-1 antibody.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Nektar Therapeutics
    Inventors: Murali Krishna Addepalli, Deborah H. Charych, Seema Kantak, Steven Robert Lee
  • Patent number: 10005841
    Abstract: The present invention provides agents comprising or consisting of a binding moiety with specificity for interleukin-1 receptor accessory protein (IL1RAP) for use in inducing cell death and/or inhibiting the growth and/or proliferation of cells associated with a solid tumor, wherein the cells express IL1RAP. A related aspect of the invention provides agents comprising or consisting of a binding moiety with specificity for interleukin-1 receptor accessory protein (IL1RAP) for use in detecting pathological cells associated with a solid tumor, wherein the cells express IL1RAP. Further provided are pharmacological compositions comprising the agents of the invention and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Cantargia AB
    Inventors: Thoas Fioretos, Marcus Järås
  • Patent number: 10000564
    Abstract: The present invention provides antibodies that bind to interleukin-33 (IL-33) and methods of using the same. The invention includes antibodies that inhibit or attenuate IL-33-mediated signaling. The antibodies of the invention may function to block the interaction between IL-33 and ST2. Alternatively, certain antibodies of the invention inhibit or attenuate IL-33-mediated signaling without blocking the IL-33/ST2 interaction. According to certain embodiments of the invention, the antibodies are fully human antibodies that bind to human IL-33 with high affinity. The antibodies of the invention are useful for the treatment of diseases and disorders associated with IL-33 signaling and/or IL-33 cellular expression, such as inflammatory diseases, or allergic diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Murphy, Nicholas J. Papadopoulos, Jamie M. Orengo
  • Patent number: 9981009
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to the field of biotechnology and medicine. It provides an agent, a pharmaceutical composition and a kit for treatment of autoimmune bullous diseases (AMDB). More specifically, the invention relates to the use of a soluble Fc gamma receptor for treating AMDB, and a pharmaceutical composition and a kit comprising said receptor. It further involves a method of treatment of AMDB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SUPPREMOL GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf Ludwig, Peter Sondermann, Dominik Ter Meer