Patents by Inventor Carl H. June

Carl H. June 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: 10603378
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating cancer in a patient. In one embodiment, the method comprises a first-line therapy comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a genetically modified T cell expressing a CAR wherein the CAR comprises an antigen binding domain, a transmembrane domain, a costimulatory signaling region, and a CD3 zeta signaling domain and monitoring the levels of cytokines in the patient post T cell infusion to determine the type of second-line of therapy appropriate for treating the patient as a consequence of the presence of the CAR T cell in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Inventors: Carl H. June, Bruce L. Levine, Michael D. Kalos, Stephan Grupp
  • Publication number: 20200087659
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for generating RNA Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) transfected T cells. The RNA-engineered T cells can be used in adoptive therapy to treat cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Carl H. June, Yangbing Zhao
  • Publication number: 20200079874
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating cancer in a human. The invention relates to targeting the stromal cell population in a tumor microenvironment. For example, in one embodiment, the invention provides a composition that is targeted to fibroblast activation protein (FAP). The invention includes a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) which comprises an anti-FAP domain, a transmembrane domain, and a CD3zeta signaling domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Carl H. June, Ellen Pure, Liang-Chuan Wang, Steven Albelda, John Scholler
  • Patent number: 10577417
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating the specificity and activity of immune effector cells for use in immunotherapy. In one embodiment, the invention provides a type of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) wherein the CAR is termed a “NKR-CAR” which is a CAR design comprising a component of a receptor naturally found on natural killer (NK) cells. In one embodiment, the NK receptor includes but is not limited to a naturally occurring activating and inhibitory receptor of NK cells known as a killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: Novartis AG, The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Gregory Beatty, Boris Engels, Neeraja Idamakanti, Carl H. June, Andreas Loew, Michael C. Milone, Huijuan Song, Enxiu Wang, Qilong Wu
  • Patent number: 10577407
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating cancer in a human. The invention includes administering a genetically modified Th17 cell to express a CAR having an antigen binding domain, a transmembrane domain, and an ICOS intracellular signaling domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Carl H. June, Sonia Guedan Carrio, Yangbing Zhao, John Scholler
  • Publication number: 20190388471
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for treating diseases associated with expression of CD19, e.g., by administering a recombinant T cell comprising the CD19 CAR as described herein, in combination with a kinase inhibitor, e.g., a kinase inhibitor described herein. The invention also provides kits and compositions described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicants: Novartis AG, The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Carl H. June, David L. Porter, Marcela Maus, Mariusz Wasik, Saar Gill, Joseph A. Fraietta, Marco Ruella, John Byrd, Jason Dubovsky, Amy Johnson, Natarajan Muthusamy, Saad Kenderian, Joan Mannick, David Jonathan Glass, Leon Murphy, Jennifer Brogdon, William Raj Sellers
  • Patent number: 10501519
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating cancer in a human. The invention includes relates to administering a genetically modified T cell expressing a CAR having an antigen binding domain, a transmembrane domain, a CD2 signaling domain, and a CD3 zeta signaling domain. The invention also includes incorporating CD2 into the CAR to alter the cytokine production of CAR-T cells in both negative and positive directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Carl H. June, John Scholler, Avery D. Posey, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190367610
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for inhibiting the depletion of healthy tissue during CAR T cell therapy. In another embodiment, the invention includes a drug-molecule conjugate which is administered to a subject receiving CAR T cell therapy, where the conjugate binds to the CAR resulting in internalization of the conjugate and inhibition of T cell activity and/or death of the T cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Carl H. June, Bruce L. Levine, Michael D. Kalos, Saar Gill
  • Publication number: 20190352369
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating cancer in a human. The invention includes relates to administering a genetically modified T cell expressing a CAR having an antigen binding domain, a transmembrane domain, a CD2 signaling domain, and a CD3 zeta signaling domain. The invention also includes incorporating CD2 into the CAR to alter the cytokine production of CAR-T cells in both negative and positive directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Carl H. June, John Scholler, Avery D. Posey, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190345219
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a fusion protein that when displayed on a cell can convert a negative signal into a positive signal in the cell. The fusion protein is a chimeric protein in that the protein comprises at least two domains, wherein the first domain is a polypeptide that is associated with a negative signal and the second domain is a polypeptide that is associated with a positive signal. Thus, the invention encompasses switch receptors that are able to switch negative signals to positive signals for enhancement of an immune response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Carl H. June, Yangbing Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190336530
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the treatment of PML by infusion of activated and expanded autologous lymphocytes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Carl H. June, Bruce L. Levine, Anne Chew, Stephen J. Schuster
  • Publication number: 20190330356
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for treating diseases associated with expression of EGFRvIII. The invention also relates to chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) specific to EGFRvIII, vectors encoding the same, and recombinant T cells comprising the anti-EGFRvIII CAR. The invention also includes methods of administering a genetically modified T cell expressing a CAR that comprises an anti-EGFRvIII binding domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Jennifer Brogdon, Laura Alexandra Johnson, Carl H. June, Andreas Loew, Marcela Maus, John Scholler, Hideho Okada
  • Publication number: 20190292257
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of making immune effector cells (e.g., T cells, NK cells) that can be engineered to express a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR), and compositions and reaction mixtures comprising the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Felipe Bedoya, Saba Ghassemi, Carl H. June, Bruce L. Levine, Jan J. Melenhorst, Michael C. Milone, Daniel J. Powell, JR., Zoe Zheng
  • Publication number: 20190292238
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for treating diseases associated with expression of CD19, e.g., by administering a recombinant T cell comprising the CD19 CAR as described herein, in combination with one or more B-cell inhibitors, e.g., inhibitors of one or more of CD10, CD20, CD22, CD34, CD123, FLT-3, ROR1, CD79b, CD179b, or CD79a. The disclosure additionally features novel antigen binding domains and CAR molecules directed to CD20 and CD22, and uses, e.g., as monotherapies or in combination therapies. The invention also provides kits and compositions described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Hans Bitter, Jennifer Mary Bordeaux, Barbara Brannetti, Jennifer Brogdon, Naveen Kumar Dakappagari, Saar Gill, Steven Highfill, Lu Huang, Carl H. June, Ju Young Kim, Ming Lei, Na Li, Andreas Loew, Elena Orlando, Marco Ruella, Thai Tran, Jimin Zhang, Li Zhou
  • Patent number: 10421960
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for generating RNA Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) transfected T cells. The RNA-engineered T cells can be used in adoptive therapy to treat cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Carl H. June, Yangbing Zhao
  • Patent number: 10357514
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for treating diseases associated with expression of CD19, e.g., by administering a recombinant T cell comprising the CD19 CAR as described herein, in combination with a kinase inhibitor, e.g., a kinase inhibitor described herein. The invention also provides kits and compositions described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Novartis AG
    Inventors: Carl H. June, David L. Porter, Marcela Maus, Mariusz Wasik, Saar Gill, Joseph Fraietta, Marco Ruella, John Byrd, Jason Dubovsky, Amy Johnson, Natarajan Muthusamy, Saad Kenderian, Joan Mannick, David Glass, Leon Murphy, Jennifer Brogdon, William Raj Sellers
  • Patent number: 10329355
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating cancer in a human. The invention relates to targeting the stromal cell population in a tumor microenvironment. For example, in one embodiment, the invention provides a composition that is targeted to fibroblast activation protein (FAP). The invention includes a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) which comprises an anti-FAP domain, a transmembrane domain, and a CD3zeta signaling domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, The Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology
    Inventors: Carl H. June, Ellen Pure, Liang-Chuan Wang, Steven Albelda, John Scholler
  • Publication number: 20190177692
    Abstract: Provided are a system and methods for selectively inducing expansion of a population of T cells in the absence of exogenous growth factors, such as lymphokines, and accessory cells for research purposes. The cell based expansion system and methods permit the long-term growth of CTLs, preferably human CTLs. In addition, T cell proliferation can be induced without the need for antigen, thus providing an expanded T cell population that is polyclonal with respect to antigen reactivity. Further provided are methods for using the system and methods to screen and identify antigens related to specific diseases or conditions, tumors, autoimmune disorders, or an infectious disease or pathogen, and to identify target molecule for research purposes, or for developing a vaccine based thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Carl H. June, James L. Riley, Marcela Maus, Anna Kaskel, Robert Vonderheide
  • Patent number: 10308717
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for treating diseases associated with expression of EGFRvIII. The invention also relates to chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) specific to EGFRvIII, vectors encoding the same, and recombinant T cells comprising the anti-EGFRvIII CAR. The invention also includes methods of administering a genetically modified T cell expressing a CAR that comprises an anti-EGFRvIII binding domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: Novartis AG, The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh—of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Jennifer Brogdon, Laura Alexandra Johnson, Carl H. June, Andreas Loew, Marcela Maus, John Scholler, Hideho Okada
  • Publication number: 20190151365
    Abstract: Provided are compositions and methods for treating diseases, e.g., cancers, e.g., diseases associated with expression of an antigen, e.g., CD 19, comprising administering a cell that expresses a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) specific to the antigen, e.g., CD19, in combination with a PD-1 inhibitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: Novartis AG, The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Oezlem Anak, Sanela Bilic, Jennifer Brogdon, John Scott Cameron, William Chou, Stephan Grupp, Danny Roland Howard, Jr., Randi Isaacs, Carl H. June, Simon Lacey, Shannon Maude, Jan J. Melenhorst, Stephen Shuster, Alfonso Quintas-Cardama