Patents by Inventor Christopher Paustian

Christopher Paustian 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: 10597731
    Abstract: A method is presented for screening cells that produce allogeneic autophagosome enriched compositions able to induce expression of a selective marker on a subpopulation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells, the method comprising contacting a cell with a proteasome inhibitor, contacting the cell with a lysosome inhibitor, harvesting the resulting autophagosomes, determining a molecular signature of the harvested autophagosomes, and selecting cells that divert one or more Toll-like receptor agonist and/or one or more molecular chaperones to the harvested autophagosomes. By screening for cells that divert one or more Toll-like receptor agonist and/or one or more molecular chaperones to the harvested autophagosomes, enriched populations of autophagosomes may be generated which may illicit a specific immune response against numerous cancer types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: UbiVac, LLC, Providence Health & Services-Oregon
    Inventors: Traci Hilton, Sandra Aung, Rieneke van de Ven, Christopher Paustian, Tarsem Moudgil, Christopher Dubay, Christopher Twitty, Hong-Ming Hu, Bernard A. Fox
  • Patent number: 10597732
    Abstract: A method is presented for screening cells that produce allogeneic autophagosome enriched compositions able to induce expression of a selective marker on a subpopulation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells, the method comprising contacting a cell with a proteasome inhibitor, contacting the cell with a lysosome inhibitor, harvesting the resulting autophagosomes, determining a molecular signature of the harvested autophagosomes, and selecting cells that divert one or more Toll-like receptor agonist and/or one or more molecular chaperones to the harvested autophagosomes. By screening for cells that divert one or more Toll-like receptor agonist and/or one or more molecular chaperones to the harvested autophagosomes, enriched populations of autophagosomes may be generated which may illicit a specific immune response against numerous cancer types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: UbiVac, LLC, Providence Health & Services-Oregon
    Inventors: Traci Hilton, Sandra Aung, Rieneke van de Ven, Christopher Paustian, Tarsem Moudgil, Christopher Dubay, Christopher Twitty, Hong-Ming Hu, Bernard A. Fox
  • Publication number: 20190242048
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance includes a rotatable basket defining a treating chamber for receiving a load of laundry items for treatment, and an annular balance rings defining an annular chamber within, coupled with the basket for rotation therewith. The basket can further comprise a pair of walls comprising a perforated inner wrapper and an outer wall defining a space therebetween. The space fluidly couples to the annular chamber, permitting liquid to flow from the treating chamber, into the space and into the annular chamber to provide a restoring force to the system. The annular balance ring can further comprise a plurality of passages, fluidly coupling the treating chamber to the annular chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: BENJAMIN E. ALEXANDER, BRENT M. BURGESS, CHRISTOPHER A. JONES, AARON A. LINDEN, DALE E. MUELLER, MICHELE A. PAUSTIAN, BRENNER M. SHARP
  • Patent number: 10316451
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance includes a rotatable basket defining a treating chamber for receiving a load of laundry items for treatment, and an annular balance rings defining an annular chamber within, coupled with the basket for rotation therewith. The basket can further comprise a pair of walls comprising a perforated inner wrapper and an outer wall defining a space therebetween. The space fluidly couples to the annular chamber, permitting liquid to flow from the treating chamber, into the space and into the annular chamber to provide a restoring force to the system. The annular balance ring can further comprise a plurality of passages, fluidly coupling the treating chamber to the annular chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Alexander, Brent M. Burgess, Christopher A. Jones, Aaron A. Linden, Dale E. Mueller, Michele A. Paustian, Brenner M. Sharp
  • Publication number: 20180179598
    Abstract: A method is presented for screening cells that produce allogeneic autophagosome enriched compositions able to induce expression of a selective marker on a subpopulation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells, the method comprising contacting a cell with a proteasome inhibitor, contacting the cell with a lysosome inhibitor, harvesting the resulting autophagosomes, determining a molecular signature of the harvested autophagosomes, and selecting cells that divert one or more Toll-like receptor agonist and/or one or more molecular chaperones to the harvested autophagosomes. By screening for cells that divert one or more Toll-like receptor agonist and/or one or more molecular chaperones to the harvested autophagosomes, enriched populations of autophagosomes may be generated which may illicit a specific immune response against numerous cancer types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Traci Hilton, Sandra Aung, Rieneke van de Ven, Christopher Paustian, Tarsem Moudgil, Christopher Dubay, Christopher Twitty, Hong-Ming Hu, Bernard A. Fox
  • Publication number: 20180171419
    Abstract: A method is presented for screening cells that produce allogeneic autophagosome enriched compositions able to induce expression of a selective marker on a subpopulation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells, the method comprising contacting a cell with a proteasome inhibitor, contacting the cell with a lysosome inhibitor, harvesting the resulting autophagosomes, determining a molecular signature of the harvested autophagosomes, and selecting cells that divert one or more Toll-like receptor agonist and/or one or more molecular chaperones to the harvested autophagosomes. By screening for cells that divert one or more Toll-like receptor agonist and/or one or more molecular chaperones to the harvested autophagosomes, enriched populations of autophagosomes may be generated which may illicit a specific immune response against numerous cancer types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Traci Hilton, Sandra Aung, Rieneke van de Ven, Christopher Paustian, Tarsem Moudgil, Christopher Dubay, Christopher Twitty, Hong-Ming Hu, Bernard A. Fox
  • Patent number: 9920378
    Abstract: A method is presented for screening cells that produce allogeneic autophagosome enriched compositions able to induce expression of a selective marker on a subpopulation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells, the method comprising contacting a cell with a proteasome inhibitor, contacting the cell with a lysosome inhibitor, harvesting the resulting autophagosomes, determining a molecular signature of the harvested autophagosomes, and selecting cells that divert one or more Toll-like receptor agonist and/or one or more molecular chaperones to the harvested autophagosomes. By screening for cells that divert one or more Toll-like receptor agonist and/or one or more molecular chaperones to the harvested autophagosomes, enriched populations of autophagosomes may be generated which may illicit a specific immune response against numerous cancer types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: UbiVac, LLC, Providence Health & Services-Oregon
    Inventors: Traci Hilton, Sandra Aung, Rieneke van de Ven, Christopher Paustian, Tarsem Moudgil, Christopher Dubay, Christopher Twitty, Hong-Ming Hu, Bernard A. Fox
  • Publication number: 20160076109
    Abstract: A method is presented for screening cells that produce allogeneic autophagosome enriched compositions able to induce expression of a selective marker on a subpopulation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells, the method comprising contacting a cell with a proteasome inhibitor, contacting the cell with a lysosome inhibitor, harvesting the resulting autophagosomes, determining a molecular signature of the harvested autophagosomes, and selecting cells that divert one or more Toll-like receptor agonist and/or one or more molecular chaperones to the harvested autophagosomes. By screening for cells that divert one or more Toll-like receptor agonist and/or one or more molecular chaperones to the harvested autophagosomes, enriched populations of autophagosomes may be generated which may illicit a specific immune response against numerous cancer types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Traci Hilton, Sandra Aung, Rieneke van de Ven, Christopher Paustian, Tarsem Moudgil, Christopher Dubay, Christopher Twitty, Hong-Ming Hu, Bernard A. Fox
  • Patent number: 9226955
    Abstract: A composition, comprising: an enriched population of autophagosomes derived from a non-small cell lung carcinoma cell line, and wherein the enriched population of autophagosomes includes: one or more toll-like receptor agonists; one or more tumor antigens; and one or more damage-associated molecular pattern molecules. In this way, an off-the-shelf vaccine may be available to be administered in order to stimulate a targeted immune response in patients bearing different tumor types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignees: UbiVac, LLC, Providence Health & Services-Oregon
    Inventors: Traci Hilton, Sandra Aung, Rieneke van de Ven, Christopher Paustian, Tarsem Moudgil, Christopher Dubay, Christopher Twitty, Hong-Ming Hu, Bernard A. Fox
  • Publication number: 20140112977
    Abstract: A composition, comprising: an enriched population of autophagosomes derived from a non-small cell lung carcinoma cell line, and wherein the enriched population of autophagosomes includes: one or more toll-like receptor agonists; one or more tumor antigens; and one or more damage-associated molecular pattern molecules. In this way, an off-the-shelf vaccine may be available to be administered in order to stimulate a targeted immune response in patients bearing different tumor types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Traci Hilton, Sandra Aung, Rieneke van de Ven, Christopher Paustian, Tarsem Moudgil, Christopher Dubay, Christopher Twitty, Hong-Ming Hu, Bernard A. Fox