Patents Examined by Tiffany Nicole Grooms
  • Patent number: 11078498
    Abstract: Described herein are method for generating a vector for editing a cell. The method comprises ligating into a vector that encodes a portion of a gRNA a cassette comprising at least one editing cassette, a promoter, and a gene encoding another portion of the gRNA. Upon ligation, the portion of the gRNA from the editing cassette and the other portion of the gRNA are ligated and form a functional gRNA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, A BODY CORPORATE
    Inventors: Andrew Garst, Ryan T Gill
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 10940171
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for bacterial production of pure single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) composed of custom sequence and size have been developed. The methods enable scalability and bio-orthogonality in applications of scaffolded DNA origami, offering one-step purification of large quantities of pure ssDNA amendable for immediate folding of DNA nanoparticles. The methods produce pure ssDNA directly from bacteria. In some embodiments the E. coli helper strain M13cp combined with a phagemid carrying only an f1-origin allows for, without the need for additional purification from contaminating dsDNA. This system is useful for generalized circular ssDNA synthesis, and here is applied to the assembly of DNA nanoparticles folded both in vitro and direct from phage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Tyson Shepherd, Rebecca Du, Mark Bathe
  • Patent number: 10934569
    Abstract: This invention relates to processes that transcribe DNA molecules containing non-standard nucleotides using variants of T7 RNA polymerase to give RNA transcripts that contain their complementary non-standard nucleotides. Non-standard nucleotides pair during transcription using patterns of hydrogen bonding that are different from patterns that join the thymine-adenine and guanine-cytosine nucleobase pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Nicole A Leal, Steven A Benner
  • Patent number: 10870858
    Abstract: Provided herein are constructs for genome editing or genetic engineering its fungi or protists, methods of using the constructs and media for use in selecting cells. The construct include a polynucleotide encoding a thymidine kinase operably connected to a promoter, suitably a constitutive promoter; a polynucleotide encoding an endonuclease operably connected to an inducible promoter; and a recognition site for the endonuclease. The constructs may also include selectable markers for use in selecting recombinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Hittinger, William Gerald Alexander
  • Patent number: 10801031
    Abstract: A shuttle vector is provided which can be manipulated in various kinds of host cells, thereby providing a novel tool for the field of genetic engineering. Also provided are a prokaryotic host cell and a kit including said shuttle vector, so as to construct expression vectors which contain the target gene using the shuttle vector, thereby producing proteins in various host cells with one single vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jiunn-Horng Lin, Jyh-Perng Wang, Zeng-Weng Chen, Wen-Zheng Huang, Hung-Chih Wang, Shih-Ling Hsuan