Patents Examined by Robert S. Landsman
  • Patent number: 10975167
    Abstract: It has been established that inhibition of the expression and function of nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) can treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) in a patient in need thereof. Compositions and methods of an effective amount of one or more inhibitors of intracellular NAMPT (iNAMPT), extracellular NAMPT (eNAMPT), or a receptor of eNAMPT, to treat PAH are provided. The compositions and methods reduce, or reverse the physiological vascular changes associated with the onset and progression of PAH. Inhibitors of NAMPT or receptors of NAMPT include small molecules, antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof. Dosage forms including monoclonal antibody inhibitors of NAMPT or NAMPT receptors in an amount between 10 mg and 400 mg are provided. Dosage forms including small molecule inhibitors of NAMPT in an amount between 10 mg/kg and 3.5 mg/kg body weight of the recipient are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of The University of Arizona
    Inventor: Joe G. N. Garcia
  • Patent number: 10968270
    Abstract: Antibody molecules that specifically bind to APRIL are disclosed. The antibody molecules can be used to treat, prevent, and/or diagnose disorders, such as IgA nephropathy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: VISTERRA, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Myette, Zachary Holmes Shriver, Karthik Viswanathan, Andrew M. Wollacott, Hedy Adari-Hall, Boopathy Ramakrishnan, Gregory Babcock
  • Patent number: 10961316
    Abstract: The invention relates to APRIL-binding antibodies, which bind the same epitope of human APRIL as an antibody having an antigen binding site of hAPRIL.01A. The antibodies of the present invention comprise specific selections of framework sequences of the VH and VL domains and have unexpected features in comparison to hAPRIL.01A. The invention further relates to compositions comprising an antibody of the invention and to the medical and diagnostic uses of the antibodies and compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ADURO BIOTECH HOLDINGS, EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Hans van Eenennaam, Andrea van Elsas, David Lutje Hulsik, Jan Paul Medema
  • Patent number: 10961315
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods comprising a glucagon receptor antagonist in combination with an immunotherapeutic agent for treatment of disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Zhonghao Liu
  • Patent number: 10961307
    Abstract: Described are methods and compositions for clinical proven safe and effective treatment of ulcerative colitis, particularly moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis in patients who have had an inadequate response to or are intolerant of a conventional or existing therapy by intravenous and/or subcutaneous administration of an anti-IL-12/IL-23p40 antibody.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Janssen Biotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Jewel Johanns, Katherine Li, Colleen Marano, Richard Strauss, Hongyan Zhang, Christopher O'Brien, Omoniyi Adedokun, Kimberly Shields-Tuttle
  • Patent number: 10961304
    Abstract: A method of reducing an effect of stroke in a subject, the method comprising administering to the subject a compound that inhibits VEGF-B signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: CSL Limited, B-Creative Sweden AB
    Inventors: Ulf Eriksson, Ingrid Nilsson, Daniel Lawrence, Enming Joe Su
  • Patent number: 10954296
    Abstract: Antibody molecules that specifically bind to APRIL are disclosed. The antibody molecules can be used to treat, prevent, and/or diagnose disorders, such as IgA nephropathy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: VISTERRA, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Myette, Zachary Holmes Shriver, Karthik Viswanathan, Andrew M. Wollacott, Hedy Adari-Hall, Boopathy Ramakrishnan, Gregory Babcock
  • Patent number: 10954290
    Abstract: An antibody preparation suitable for intravenous administration in humans includes IgG, IgA and at least 5% IgM antibodies by weight of the total amount of antibodies. The preparation is prepared from human plasma, has specific complement activating activity, and, in an in vitro assay with human serum suitable to determine the ability of the antibody preparation to activate complement unspecifically, the antibody preparation generates substantially no C5a and/or substantially no C3a. The antibody preparation can have medical uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BIOTEST AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Möller, Dieter Rudnick, Oliver Maneg, Michael Rodemer, Matthias Germer, Veit Braun
  • Patent number: 10946021
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a use of Discoidin Domain Receptor 1 (DDR1) inhibitor in preparing a medicament for preventing or treating a joint disease. The present invention further relates to a use of DDR1 activator in preparing a medicament for preventing or treating abnormalities of endochondral ossification-related conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KAOHSIUNG MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chau-Zen Wang, Chung-Hwan Chen, Liang-Yin Chou, Yu Chou, Mei-Ling Ho, Yi-Hsiung Lin
  • Patent number: 10934331
    Abstract: Cell loss by apoptosis is a common feature in certain conditions, including cancer. Dying tumor cells induce immune tolerance within the tumor microenvironment largely through highly conserved homeostatic clearance programs that are designed to restore tissue homeostasis and contribute to the formation of an immunosuppressive niche. The translocation of phosphatidylserine (PS) on cellular membranes, during the initial phases of apoptosis, functions as a recognition and removal signal that limits the immunogenicity of cell death. To remove inhibitory signals in the homeostatic clearance pathway a fusion protein comprising a phosphatidylserine binding domain and an immunostimulatory domain can restore immune responses to dead tumor cells in antigen cross presentation assays and promotes recruitment and retention of tumor antigen specific immune effector cells into tumors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Daniel Mark Corey, Aaron Michael Ring, Melissa N. McCracken, Irving L. Weissman
  • Patent number: 10927156
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides human tear lipocalin muteins that specifically bind to LAG-3, which can be used in pharmaceutical applications, for example, as anti-cancer agents and/or immune modulators for the treatment or prevention of human diseases such as cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmune diseases. The present disclosure further shows the human lipocalin muteins can inhibit the binding of LAG-3 to MHC class II on cells overexpressing MHC class II. The present disclosure also concerns methods of making LAG-3 binding lipocalin muteins described herein as well as compositions comprising such lipocalin muteins. The present disclosure further relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding such lipocalin muteins and to methods for generation of such lipocalin muteins and nucleic acid molecules. In addition, the application discloses therapeutic and/or diagnostic uses of these lipocalin muteins as well as compositions comprising one or more of such lipocalin muteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Pieris Pharmaceuticals GmbH
    Inventors: Christine Rothe, Andrea Allersdorfer, Alexander Wiedenmann, Rachida Siham Bel Aiba, Shane Olwill, Timo Eichner
  • Patent number: 10927179
    Abstract: The invention relates to anti-human follicle-stimulating hormone receptor antibodies. The invention also relates to use of the anti-human follicle-stimulating hormone receptor antibodies in the treatment of cancer. The present invention also relates to a process for detecting cancerous cells and a process for diagnosis cancer. The present invention finds an application in the therapeutic and diagnostic medical technical fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: INSERM—INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTÉ ET DE LA RECHERCHE MÉDICALE, INSTITUT CURIE
    Inventor: Nicolae Ghinea
  • Patent number: 10927181
    Abstract: The present invention relates to binding agents binding to receptors of the TNF superfamily, in particular binding agents binding to at least two different receptors of the TNF superfamily, as well as to their use in medicine. The present invention further relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding such binding agents, to cells comprising such nucleic acid molecules and to pharmaceutical compositions and kits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: BIONTECH SE, GENMAB A/S
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Friederike Gieseke, Isil Altintas, David Satijn, Paul Parren
  • Patent number: 10928397
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for diagnosing or inhibiting invasion or metastasis of a cancer in a subject based on MenaINV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Inventors: Frank B. Gertler, Shannon K. Hughes, Douglas A. Lauffenburger, Jason Neil, Forest White, John S. Condeelis, Madeleine J. Oudin
  • Patent number: 10919960
    Abstract: Antibody molecules that specifically bind to APRIL are disclosed. The antibody molecules can be used to treat, prevent, and/or diagnose disorders, such as IgA nephropathy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: VISTERRA, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Myette, Zachary Holmes Shriver, Karthik Viswanathan, Andrew M. Wollacott, Hedy Adari-Hall, Boopathy Ramakrishnan, Gregory Babcock
  • Patent number: 10918716
    Abstract: The invention features new a method for treating inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's Disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis in a human patient, comprising administering to a patient a combination therapy comprising an anti-?4?7 antibody, a TNF? antagonist, and an immunomodulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Inventors: Trevor Warren Lissoos, Jean-Frederic Colombel
  • Patent number: 10913778
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a fusion polypeptide specific for both CD137 and GPC3, which fusion polypeptide can be useful for directing CD137 clustering and activation to GPC3-positive tumor cells. Such fusion polypeptide can be used in many pharmaceutical applications, for example, as anti-cancer agents and/or immune modulators for the treatment or prevention of human diseases such as a variety of tumors. The present disclosure also concerns methods of making the fusion polypeptide described herein as well as compositions comprising such fusion polypeptide. The present disclosure further relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding such fusion polypeptide and to methods for generation of such fusion polypeptide and nucleic acid molecules. In addition, the application discloses therapeutic and/or diagnostic uses of such fusion polypeptide as well as compositions comprising one or more of such fusion polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Pieris Pharmaceuticals GmbH
    Inventors: Marlon Hinner, Rachida Siham Bel Aiba, Christine Rothe, Shane Olwill, Corinna Schlosser
  • Patent number: 10906968
    Abstract: The present invention provides anti-VEGF antibodies and compositions that include anti-VEGF antibodies (e.g., antibody conjugates, fusion proteins, and polymeric formulations), and uses thereof, for example for treatment of disorders associated with pathological angiogenesis. The present invention also provides methods of identifying antibody variants with improved properties, for example, enhanced binding affinity, stability, pharmacokinetics, and/or expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Koenig, Chingwei Vivian Lee, Karthikan Rajagopal, Amin Famili, Germaine Fuh
  • Patent number: 10899828
    Abstract: The present invention provides anti-VEGF antibodies and compositions that include anti-VEGF antibodies (e.g., antibody conjugates, fusion proteins, and polymeric formulations), and uses thereof, for example for treatment of disorders associated with pathological angiogenesis. The present invention also provides methods of identifying antibody variants with improved properties, for example, enhanced binding affinity, stability, pharmacokinetics, and/or expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Koenig, Chingwei Vivian Lee, Karthikan Rajagopal, Amin Famili, Germaine Fuh
  • Patent number: 10894824
    Abstract: The disclosure provides compositions comprising multi-specific compounds, including a compound that targets a phosphatase and a receptor tyrosine kinase agonist. Also provided are methods for the treatment of conditions associated with angiogenesis, comprising administering a multi-specific compound that targets a phosphatase and a receptor tyrosine kinase agonist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Peters