Patents by Inventor Deborah L. Birx

Deborah L. Birx 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: 20020155120
    Abstract: A novel vaccine composition combines a protein or peptide antigen, optionally added hydrophobic material and an immunopotentiating membranous carrier which together preserve the antigenic integrity of the protein or peptide epitopes while at the same time enhancing their immunogenicity. Administration of this composition to a subject provokes a protective immune response comprising secretory neutralizing antibodies present in various mucosal sites in the body. This vaccine and the process for using it is intended for use against pathogenic organisms, in particular those causing sexually transmitted diseases or mucosally transmitted diseases. Such organisms include bacteria and enveloped viruses, particularly HIV-1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: George H. Lowell, Thomas C. Vancott, Deborah L. Birx
  • Patent number: RE40786
    Abstract: This invention relates to parenteral and mucosal vaccines against diseases caused by intercellular pathogens using antigens encapsulated within a biodegradable-biocompatible microspheres(matrix).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Paul R. Burnett, John E. van Hamont, Robert H. Reid, Jean A. Setterstrom, Thomas C. Van Cott, Deborah L. Birx