Patents by Inventor David Seifer

David Seifer 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).

  • Publication number: 20070248544
    Abstract: Methods and kits are provided for assessing the ovarian reserve and predicting the ovarian response to fertility treatments in a female subject. The serum levels of MIS are shown to be positively correlated with the production and retrieval of mature oocytes and serve as prognostic indicators for the female response to fertility treatment. The MIS levels can be monitored prior to and during fertility treatment and are useful to adjust the timing and dosage of treatments in order to produce optimal outcome in individual patients, to avoid ovarian hyperstimulation, or to indicate cancellation of an unsuccessful treatment. MIS can also be administered to women to stimulate follicle development and to prevent depletion of ovarian reserve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: David Seifer, David Maclaughlin
  • Publication number: 20060088884
    Abstract: Methods and kits are provided for manipulating and predicting the reproductive capacity of a female subject. The presence of endogenous neurotrophins and addition of exogenous neurotrophins, particularly BDNF, NT-4/5, and NGF, increase the reproductive capacity of a female patient by binding to receptors on the oocytes and stimulating maturation of the oocytes. Administration of antagonists act as a contraceptive because the antagonists prevent the neurotrophins from binding to oocyte receptors. Neurotrophins may also be used to stimulate the maturation of oocyte in vitro.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2005
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Inventors: David Seifer, Robert Shelden, Bo Feng, Cheryl Dreyfus