Patents by Inventor David V. Schaffer

David V. Schaffer 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: 20180066285
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) virions comprising a variant AAV capsid protein, e.g., an AAV capsid protein derived from an ancestral AAV capsid protein amino acid sequence. An rAAV virion of the present disclosure can exhibit greater infectivity of a target cell. The present disclosure also provides methods of delivering a gene product to a target cell in an individual by administering to the individual an rAAV of the present disclosure. The present disclosure also provides methods of generating rAAV virions that have a variant AAV capsid protein derived from an ancestral AAV capsid protein amino acid sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: David S. Ojala, Jorge Santiago-Ortiz, Oscar Westesson, David V. Schaffer, Ian H. Holmes, John Weinstein
  • Patent number: 9856539
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides adeno-associated virus (AAV) virions with altered capsid protein, where the AAV virions exhibit greater infectivity of retinal cells, when administered via intravitreal injection, compared to wild-type AAV. The present disclosure further provides methods of delivering a gene product to a retinal cell in an individual, and methods of treating ocular disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: David V. Schaffer, Ryan R. Klimczak, James T. Koerber, John G. Flannery, Deniz Dalkara Mourot, Meike Visel, Leah C. T. Byrne
  • Patent number: 9758763
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for somatic cell proliferation as well as increasing viability of somatic cells are provided. The compositions include heparin binding protein isolated from a medium conditioned by growth of pluripotent stem cells, such as, human embryonic stem cells, human embryonic carcinoma cells. The methods include contacting a somatic cell with a heparin binding protein composition for a sufficient period of time to provide for enhanced proliferation and/or viability of the somatic cell as compared to the absence of the heparin binding protein composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Irina M. Conboy, Michael J. Conboy, Hanadie Yousef, David V. Schaffer
  • Publication number: 20170112899
    Abstract: The present invention provides polypeptide-polymer conjugates. A subject polypeptide-polymer conjugate is useful in a variety of applications, which are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin Edward Healy, Samuel T. Wall, Krishanu Saha, David V. Schaffer
  • Patent number: 9587282
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides adeno-associated virus (AAV) virions with altered capsid protein, where the AAV virions exhibit greater infectivity of retinal cells, when administered via intravitreal injection, compared to wild-type AAV. The present disclosure further provides methods of delivering a gene product to a retinal cell in an individual, and methods of treating ocular disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: David V. Schaffer, Ryan R. Klimczak, James T. Koerber, John G. Flannery, Deniz Dalkara Mourot, Meike Visel, Leah C. T. Byrne
  • Publication number: 20170044504
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides adeno-associated virus (AAV) virions with altered capsid protein, where the AAV virions exhibit greater infectivity of retinal cells compared to wild-type AAV. The present disclosure further provides methods of delivering a gene product to a retinal cell in an individual, and methods of treating ocular disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: David V. Schaffer, Ryan R. Klimczak, James T. Koerber, John G. Flannery
  • Publication number: 20160376323
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides adeno-associated virus (AAV) virions with altered capsid protein, where the AAV virions exhibit greater infectivity of retinal cells, when administered via intravitreal injection, compared to wild-type AAV. The present disclosure further provides methods of delivering a gene product to a retinal cell in an individual, and methods of treating ocular disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: David V. Schaffer, Ryan R. Klimczak, James T. Koerber, John G. Flannery, Deniz Dalkara Mourot, Meike Visel, Leah C.T. Byrne
  • Publication number: 20160375151
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides adeno-associated virus (AAV) virions with altered capsid protein, where the AAV virions exhibit greater infectivity of retinal cells, when administered via intravitreal injection, compared to wild-type AAV. The present disclosure further provides methods of delivering a gene product to a retinal cell in an individual, and methods of treating ocular disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: David V. Schaffer, Ryan R. Klimczak, James T. Koerber, John G. Flannery, Deniz Dalkara Mourot, Meike Visel, Leah C.T. Byrne
  • Publication number: 20160340393
    Abstract: The present invention provides mutant adeno-associated virus (AAV) that exhibit altered capsid properties, e.g., reduced binding to neutralizing antibodies in serum and/or altered heparin binding and/or altered infectivity of particular cell types. The present invention further provides libraries of mutant AAV comprising one or more mutations in a capsid gene. The present invention further provides methods of generating the mutant AAV and mutant AAV libraries, and compositions comprising the mutant AAV. The present invention further provides recombinant AAV (rAAV) virions that comprise a mutant capsid protein. The present invention further provides nucleic acids comprising nucleotide sequences that encode mutant capsid proteins, and host cells comprising the nucleic acids. The present invention further provides methods of delivering a gene product to an individual, the methods generally involving administering an effective amount of a subject rAAV virion to an individual in need thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: David V. Schaffer, Brian Kaspar, Narendra Maheshri
  • Patent number: 9458517
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides adeno-associated virus (AAV) virions with altered capsid protein, where the AAV virions exhibit greater infectivity of retinal cells, when administered via intravitreal injection, compared to wild-type AAV. The present disclosure further provides methods of delivering a gene product to a retinal cell in an individual, and methods of treating ocular disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: David V. Schaffer, Ryan R. Klimczak, James T. Koerber, John G. Flannery, Deniz Dalkara Mourot, Meike Visel, Leah C. T. Byrne
  • Patent number: 9457103
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides adeno-associated virus (AAV) virions with altered capsid protein, where the AAV virions exhibit greater infectivity of retinal cells compared to wild-type AAV. The present disclosure further provides methods of delivering a gene product to a retinal cell in an individual, and methods of treating ocular disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: David V. Schaffer, Ryan R. Klimczak, James T. Koerber, John G. Flannery
  • Patent number: 9441244
    Abstract: The present invention provides mutant adeno-associated virus (AAV) that exhibit altered capsid properties, e.g., reduced binding to neutralizing antibodies in serum and/or altered heparin binding and/or altered infectivity of particular cell types. The present invention further provides libraries of mutant AAV comprising one or more mutations in a capsid gene. The present invention further provides methods of generating the mutant AAV and mutant AAV libraries, and compositions comprising the mutant AAV. The present invention further provides recombinant AAV (rAAV) virions that comprise a mutant capsid protein. The present invention further provides nucleic acids comprising nucleotide sequences that encode mutant capsid proteins, and host cells comprising the nucleic acids. The present invention further provides methods of delivering a gene product to an individual, the methods generally involving administering an effective amount of a subject rAAV virion to an individual in need thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: David V. Schaffer, Brian Kaspar, Narendra Maheshri
  • Patent number: 9428561
    Abstract: The present invention provides polypeptide-polymer conjugates. A subject polypeptide-polymer conjugate is useful in a variety of applications, which are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Kevin Edward Healy, Samuel T. Wall, Krishanu Saha, David V. Schaffer
  • Publication number: 20160184394
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides adeno-associated virus (AAV) virions with altered capsid protein, where the AAV virions exhibit greater infectivity of retinal cells, when administered via intravitreal injection, compared to wild-type AAV. The present disclosure further provides methods of delivering a gene product to a retinal cell in an individual, and methods of treating ocular disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: David V. Schaffer, Ryan R. Klimczak, James T. Koerber, John G. Flannery, Deniz Dalkara Mourot, Meike Visel, Leah C.T. Byrne
  • Publication number: 20160017295
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides infectious recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) virions that comprise a variant capsid protein and a heterologous nucleic acid. The present disclosure further provides the variant adeno-associated virus (AAV) capsid proteins (and/or a nucleic acid encoding the variant AAV capsid proteins), which confer to an infectious rAAV virion an increased resistance to human AAV neutralizing antibodies. The present disclosure further provides host cells comprising an infectious rAAV virion and/or a nucleic acid encoding a subject variant AAV capsid protein. The present disclosure further provides methods of delivering a heterologous nucleic acid to a target cell where the target cell is contacted with a subject infectious rAAV virion. The present disclosure further provides methods of delivering a gene product to an individual, the methods generally involving administering an effective amount of a subject rAAV virion to an individual in need thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: David V. Schaffer, Melissa A. Kotterman, Bum-Yeol Hwang, James T. Koerber
  • Patent number: 9233131
    Abstract: The present invention provides mutant adeno-associated virus (AAV) that exhibit altered capsid properties, e.g., reduced binding to neutralizing antibodies in serum and/or altered heparin binding and/or altered infectivity of particular cell types. The present invention further provides libraries of mutant AAV comprising one or more mutations in a capsid gene. The present invention further provides methods of generating the mutant AAV and mutant AAV libraries, and compositions comprising the mutant AAV. The present invention further provides recombinant AAV (rAAV) virions that comprise a mutant capsid protein. The present invention further provides nucleic acids comprising nucleotide sequences that encode mutant capsid proteins, and host cells comprising the nucleic acids. The present invention further provides methods of delivering a gene product to an individual, the methods generally involving administering an effective amount of a subject rAAV virion to an individual in need thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: David V. Schaffer, Brian Kaspar, Narendra Maheshri
  • Patent number: 9193956
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides adeno-associated virus (AAV) virions with altered capsid protein, where the AAV virions exhibit greater infectivity of retinal cells, when administered via intravitreal injection, compared to wild-type AAV. The present disclosure further provides methods of delivering a gene product to a retinal cell in an individual, and methods of treating ocular disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: David V. Schaffer, Ryan R. Klimczak, James T. Koerber, John G. Flannery, Deniz Dalkara Mourot, Meike Visel, Leah C. T. Byrne
  • Publication number: 20150232953
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides adeno-associated virus (AAV) virions with altered capsid protein, where the AAV virions exhibit greater infectivity of retinal cells, when administered via intravitreal injection, compared to wild-type AAV. The present disclosure further provides methods of delivering a gene product to a retinal cell in an individual, and methods of treating ocular disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: David V. Schaffer, Ryan R. Klimczak, James T. Koerber, John G. Flannery, Deniz Dalkara Mourot, Meike Visel, Leah C.T. Byrne
  • Publication number: 20150225702
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides adeno-associated virus (AAV) virions with altered capsid protein, where the AAV virions exhibit greater infectivity of retinal cells, when administered via intravitreal injection, compared to wild-type AAV. The present disclosure further provides methods of delivering a gene product to a retinal cell in an individual, and methods of treating ocular disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: David V. Schaffer, Ryan R. Klimczak, James T. Koerber, John G. Flannery, Deniz Dalkara Mourot, Meike Visel, Leah C.T. Byrne
  • Publication number: 20150132262
    Abstract: The present invention provides mutant adeno-associated virus (AAV) that exhibit altered capsid properties, e.g., reduced binding to neutralizing antibodies in serum and/or altered heparin binding and/or altered infectivity of particular cell types. The present invention further provides libraries of mutant AAV comprising one or more mutations in a capsid gene. The present invention further provides methods of generating the mutant AAV and mutant AAV libraries, and compositions comprising the mutant AAV. The present invention further provides recombinant AAV (rAAV) virions that comprise a mutant capsid protein. The present invention further provides nucleic acids comprising nucleotide sequences that encode mutant capsid proteins, and host cells comprising the nucleic acids. The present invention further provides methods of delivering a gene product to an individual, the methods generally involving administering an effective amount of a subject rAAV virion to an individual in need thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: David V. Schaffer, Brian Kaspar, Narendra Maheshri