Patents by Inventor Alexandre Gross

Alexandre Gross has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7976843
    Abstract: Identifying subdominant/cryptic epitopes (I) that are presented by a HLA (human leukocyte antigen) Class I molecule, is new. Identifying subdominant/cryptic epitopes (I) that are presented by a HLA (human leukocyte antigen) Class I molecule comprising selecting at least one peptide (II) of 8-11 amino acids (aa), potentially representing an epitope for Class I presentation, from a protein against which a cytotoxic T cell (CTL) response is to be raised. (II) corresponds to a non-immunogenic peptide with low affinity for Class I molecules. Variants (IIa) of (II) are prepared in which the N-terminal aa is replaced by Tyr and their immunogenicity detected by identifying those that generate a CTL response against target cells expressing the parent protein. Peptide sequences from which active (IIa) are derived are then identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignees: Institut National de la Santa et de la Recherche Medicale (Inserm), Institut Gustave Roussy (IGR)
    Inventors: Kostas Kosmatopoulos, Sophie Tourdot, Antonio Scardino, David Alexandre Gross
  • Patent number: 7741493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel series of 4,5-diphenyl-2-amino-4,5-dihydro-imidazole derivatives of the formula II: wherein R, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, X and Y are as defined herein. This invention also relates to methods of making these compounds. The compounds of this invention are P2X7 ion channel blockers and are therefore useful as pharmaceutical agents, especially in the treatment and/or prevention of a variety of diseases having an inflammatory component, including inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and disease conditions associated with the central nervous system, such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Shum, Alexandre Gross, Liang Ma, Daniel G. McGarry, Gregory H. Merriman, David Rampe, Garth Ringheim, Jeffrey Stephen Sabol, Francis A. Volz
  • Publication number: 20090269363
    Abstract: Identifying subdominant/cryptic epitopes (I) that are presented by a HLA (human leukocyte antigen) Class I molecule, is new. Identifying subdominant/cryptic epitopes (I) that are presented by a HLA (human leukocyte antigen) Class I molecule comprising selecting at least one peptide (II) of 8-11 amino acids (aa), potentially representing an epitope for Class I presentation, from a protein against which a cytotoxic T cell (CTL) response is to be raised. (II) corresponds to a non-immunogenic peptide with low affinity for Class I molecules. Variants (IIa) of (II) are prepared in which the N-terminal aa is replaced by Tyr and their immunogenicity detected by identifying those that generate a CTL response against target cells expressing the parent protein. Peptide sequences from which active (IIa) are derived are then identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Kostas Kosmatopoulos, Sophie Tourdot, Antonio Scardino, David Alexandre Gross
  • Publication number: 20090220468
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition comprising CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells specific for at least one minor histocompatibility antigen, and stem cells, advantageously haematopoietic, carrying at least the antigen can be used as a medicament for increasing the immune tolerance of a histocompatible host.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicants: GENETHON, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: David Alexandre Gross, Jean Davoust
  • Patent number: 7541368
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of Formula (I) and ester prodrugs, pharmaceutically acceptable salts or solvates of such compounds; or ester prodrugs of such salts or solvates; pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, their preparation, and their pharmaceutical use in the treatment of disease states capable of being modulated by the inhibition of p38 kinase and/or tumor necrosis factor (TNF).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: David Roger Borcherding, Alexandre Gross, Patrick W. Shum, Nicole Willard, Brian S. Freed
  • Publication number: 20080132550
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel series of 4,5-diphenyl-2-amino-4,5-dihydro-imidazole derivatives of the formula II: wherein R, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, X and Y are as defined herein. This invention also relates to methods of making these compounds. The compounds of this invention are P2X7 ion channel blockers and are therefore useful as pharmaceutical agents, especially in the treatment and/or prevention of a variety of diseases having an inflammatory component, including inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and disease conditions associated with the central nervous system, such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: AVENTIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
    Inventors: Patrick SHUM, Alexandre GROSS, Liang MA, Daniel G. MCGARRY, Gregory H. MERRIMAN, David RAMPE, Garth RINGHEIM, Jeffrey Stephen SABOL, Francis A. VOLZ
  • Patent number: 7326792
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel series of 4,5-diphenyl-2-amino-4,5-dihydro-imidazole derivatives of the formula II: wherein R, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, X and Y are as defined herein. This invention also relates to methods of making these compounds. The compounds of this invention are P2X7 ion channel blockers and are therefore useful as pharmaceutical agents, especially in the treatment and/or prevention of a variety of diseases having an inflammatory component, including inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and disease conditions associated with the central nervous system, such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Shum, Alexandre Gross, Liang Ma, Daniel G. McGarry, Gregory H. Merriman, David Rampe, Garth Ringheim, Jeffrey Stephen Sabol, Francis A. Volz
  • Patent number: 7169925
    Abstract: This invention discloses and claims a new class of indole derivatives for use in treating allergy, asthma, rhinitis, dermatitis, B-cell lymphomas, tumors and diseases associated with bacterial, rhinovirus or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections. It has now been found that the compounds of this invention are capable of modulating T helper (Th) cells, Th1/Th2, and thereby capable of inhibiting the transcription of interleukin-4 (IL-4) message, IL-4 release or IL-4 production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Merriman, Philip M. Weintraub, Jeffrey S. Sabol, Ramalinga M. Dharanipragada, Nicholas J. Hrib, John G. Jurcak, Alexandre Gross, Brian Whiteley, Kwon Yon Musick, Joseph T. Klein
  • Publication number: 20060063796
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of Formula (I) and ester prodrugs, pharmaceutically acceptable salts or solvates of such compounds; or ester prodrugs of such salts or solvates; pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, their preparation, and their pharmaceutical use in the treatment of disease states capable of being modulated by the inhibition of p38 kinase and/or tumor necrosis factor (TNF).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2005
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Applicant: Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: David Borcherding, Alexandre Gross, Patrick Shum, Nicole Willard, Brian Freed
  • Publication number: 20050026916
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel series of 4,5-diphenyl-2-amino-4,5-dihydro-imidazole derivatives of the formula II: wherein R, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, X and Y are as defined herein. This invention also relates to methods of making these compounds. The compounds of this invention are P2X7 ion channel blockers and are therefore useful as pharmaceutical agents, especially in the treatment and/or prevention of a variety of diseases having an inflammatory component, including inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and disease conditions associated with the central nervous system, such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Applicant: Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Shum, Alexandre Gross, Liang Ma, Daniel McGarry, Gregory Merriman, David Rampe, Garth Ringheim, Jeffrey Sabol, Francis Volz
  • Publication number: 20040010029
    Abstract: This invention discloses and claims a new class of indole derivatives for use in treating allergy, asthma, rhinitis, dermatitis, B-cell lymphomas, tumors and diseases associated with bacterial, rhinovirus or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections. It has now been found that the compounds of this invention are capable of modulating T helper (Th) cells, Th1/Th2, and thereby capable of inhibiting the transcription of interleukin-4 (IL-4) message, IL-4 release or IL-4 production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventors: Gregory H. Merriman, Philip M. Weintraub, Jeffrey S. Sabol, Ramalinga M. Dharanipragada, Nicholas J. Hrib, John G. Jurcak, Alexandre Gross, Brian Whiteley, Kwon Yon Musick, Joseph T. Klein