Patents by Inventor Dirk Usener

Dirk Usener 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: 20200385448
    Abstract: The present invention provides antibodies useful as therapeutics for treating and/or preventing diseases associated with cells expressing CLD18, including tumor-related diseases such as gastric cancer, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, hepatic cancer, head-neck cancer, and cancer of the gallbladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Özlem Türeci, Dirk Usener, Stefan Fritz, Christoph Uherek, Gunda Brandenburg, Harald-Gerhard Geppert, Anja Kristina Schröder, Phillippe Thiel
  • Patent number: 10738108
    Abstract: The present invention provides antibodies useful as therapeutics for treating and/or preventing diseases associated with cells expressing CLD18, including tumor-related diseases such as gastric cancer, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, hepatic cancer, head-neck cancer, and cancer of the gallbladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: Astellas Pharma Inc., TRON-TRANSLATIONALE ONKOLOGIE AN DER UNIVERSITÄTSMEDIZIN DER JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITÄT MAINZ GEMEINNÜTZIGE GMBH
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Özlem Türeci, Dirk Usener, Stefan Fritz, Christoph Uherek, Gunda Brandenburg, Harald-Gerhard Geppert, Anja Kristina Schröder, Phillippe Thiel
  • Patent number: 10724103
    Abstract: The invention relates to the identification of gene products that are the result of tumor-associated expression and the nucleic acids encoding the same. The invention also relates to the therapy and diagnosis of diseases wherein these gene products are the result of an aberrant tumor-associated expression. The invention also relates to the proteins, polypeptides and peptides that are the result of tumor-associated expression and to the nucleic acids encoding the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Ozlem Tureci, Ugur Sahin, Sandra Schneider, Gerd Helftenbein, Volker Schluter, Dirk Usener, Philippe Thiel, Michael Koslowski
  • Publication number: 20200222534
    Abstract: The present invention provides stable pharmaceutical antibody formulations, including liquid drug product formulations and lyophilized drug product formulations, comprising an IgG4 binding agent and a citrate buffer, wherein the pH of the formulation is at or below both pH 6 and the pI of the binding agent. The formulations can be used in the treatment of chronic bowel diseases or rheumatoid arthritis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Julia Schnieders, Dirk Usener, Sabrina Ruggeberg, Ahmed Youssef, Martina Kirsch, Annika Hagendorf
  • Patent number: 10525130
    Abstract: The present invention provides stable pharmaceutical antibody formulations, including liquid drug product formulations and lyophilized drug product formulations, comprising an IgG4 binding agent and a citrate buffer, wherein the pH of the formulation is at or below both pH 6 and the pI of the binding agent. The formulations can be used in the treatment of chronic bowel diseases or rheumatoid arthritis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Julia Schnieders, Dirk Usener, Sabrina Ruggeberg, Ahmed Youssef, Martina Kirsch, Annika Hagendorf
  • Patent number: 10302647
    Abstract: The invention relates to identifying tumor-associated genetic products and encoding nucleic acids thereof. A therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which the tumor-associated genetic products are aberrantly expressed, proteins, polypeptides and peptides which are expressed in association with tumor and the encoding nucleic acids for said proteins, polypeptides and peptides are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BIONTECH AG
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Ozlem Tureci, Michael Koslowski, Gerd Helftenbein, Dirk Usener, Volker Schluter
  • Patent number: 10174104
    Abstract: The present invention provides antibodies useful as therapeutics for treating and/or preventing diseases associated with cells expressing CLD18, including tumor-related diseases such as gastric cancer, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, hepatic cancer, head-neck cancer, and cancer of the gallbladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: GANYMED PHARMACEUTICALS GMBH
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Özlem Türeci, Dirk Usener, Stefan Fritz, Christoph Uherek, Gunda Brandenburg, Harald-Gerhard Geppert, Anja Kristina Schröder, Phillippe Thiel
  • Patent number: 10036753
    Abstract: The invention relates to identifying tumor-associated genetic products and encoding nucleic acids thereof. A therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which the tumor-associated genetic products are aberrantly expressed, proteins, polypeptides and peptides which are expressed in association with tumor and the encoding nucleic acids for said proteins, polypeptides and peptides are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: GANYMED PHARMACEUTICALS AG
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Özlem Türeci, Michael Koslowski, Gerd Helftenbein, Dirk Usener, Volker Schlüter
  • Patent number: 10017564
    Abstract: The present invention provides antibodies useful as therapeutics for treating and/or preventing diseases associated with cells expressing CLD18, including tumor-related diseases such as gastric cancer, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, hepatic cancer, head-neck cancer, and cancer of the gallbladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GANYMED PHARMACEUTICALS GMBH
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Özlem Türeci, Dirk Usener, Stefan Fritz, Christoph Uherek, Gunda Brandenburg, Harald-Gerhard Geppert, Anja Kristina Schröder, Phillippe Thiel
  • Publication number: 20180169236
    Abstract: The invention relates to the identification of gene products that are the result of tumor-associated expression and the nucleic acids encoding the same. The invention also relates to the therapy and diagnosis of diseases wherein these gene products are the result of an aberrant tumor-associated expression. The invention also relates to the proteins, polypeptides and peptides that are the result of tumor-associated expression and to the nucleic acids encoding the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: BioNTech AG
    Inventors: Ozlem Tureci, Ugur Sahin, Sandra Schneider, Gerd Helftenbein, Volker Schluter, Dirk Usener, Philippe Thiel, Michael Koslowski
  • Publication number: 20180127489
    Abstract: The present invention provides antibodies useful as therapeutics for treating and/or preventing diseases associated with cells expressing CLD18, including tumor-related diseases such as gastric cancer, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, hepatic cancer, head-neck cancer, and cancer of the gallbladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Özlem Türeci, Dirk Usener, Stefan Fritz, Christoph Uherek, Gunda Brandenburg, Harald-Gerhard Geppert, Anja Kristina Schröder, Phillippe Thiel
  • Patent number: 9919036
    Abstract: The invention relates to genetic products the expression of which is associated with cancer diseases. The invention also relates to the therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which the genetic products are expressed or aberrantly expressed, in particular cancer diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: GANYMED PHARMACEUTICALS AG, JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Ozlem Tureci, Michael Koslowski, Dirk Usener
  • Patent number: 9751934
    Abstract: The present invention provides antibodies useful as therapeutics for treating and/or preventing diseases associated with cells expressing CLD18, including tumor-related diseases such as gastric cancer, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, hepatic cancer, head-neck cancer, and cancer of the gallbladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: Ganymed Pharmaceuticals AG, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Özlem Türeci, Dirk Usener, Stefan Fritz, Christoph Uherek, Gunda Brandenburg, Harald-Gerhard Geppert, Anja Kristina Schröder, Phillippe Thiel
  • Publication number: 20170232104
    Abstract: The present invention provides stable pharmaceutical antibody formulations, including liquid drug product formulations and lyophilized drug product formulations, comprising an IgG4 binding agent and a citrate buffer, wherein the pH of the formulation is at or below both pH 6 and the pI of the binding agent. The formulations can be used in the treatment of chronic bowel diseases or rheumatoid arthritis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Julia Schnieders, Dirk Usener, Sabrina Ruggeberg, Ahmed Youssef, Martina Kirsch, Annika Hagendorf
  • Publication number: 20170080068
    Abstract: The invention relates to genetic products the expression of which is associated with cancer diseases. The invention also relates to the therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which the genetic products are expressed or aberrantly expressed, in particular cancer diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Özlem Türeci, Michael Koslowski, Dirk Usener
  • Patent number: 9592289
    Abstract: The present invention provides stable pharmaceutical antibody formulations, including liquid drug product formulations and lyophilized drug product formulations, comprising an IgG4 binding agent and a citrate buffer, wherein the pH of the formulation is at or below both pH 6 and the pI of the binding agent. The formulations can be used in the treatment of chronic bowel diseases or rheumatoid arthritis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI
    Inventors: Julia Schnieders, Dirk Usener, Sabrina Ruggeberg, Ahmed Youssef, Martina Kirsch, Annika Hagendorf
  • Publication number: 20170052187
    Abstract: The invention relates to identifying tumor-associated genetic products and encoding nucleic acids thereof. A therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which the tumor-associated genetic products are aberrantly expressed, proteins, polypeptides and peptides which are expressed in association with tumor and the encoding nucleic acids for said proteins, polypeptides and peptides are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Ozlem Tureci, Michael Koslowski, Gerd Helftenbein, Dirk Usener, Volker Schluter
  • Patent number: 9533043
    Abstract: An isolated truncated desmoglein 4 (DSG4) polypeptide splice variant of the invention is characterized by an amino acid sequence that lacks a region encoded before exon 9 or beyond exon 10 of the DSG4 gene having the polynucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 75. Also disclosed is a method of diagnosing a cancer, or monitoring the course thereof, in a patient. The method comprises detecting in a tissue sample of a patient the expression of a tumor-associated antigen comprising the extracellular domain of a DSG4 polypeptide encoded by a DSG4 gene having the polynucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 75, or a truncated DSG4 polypeptide splice variant characterized by an amino acid sequence that lacks a region encoded before exon 9 or beyond exon 10 of the DSG4 gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: BioNTech AG
    Inventors: Özlem Türeci, Ugur Sahin, Sandra Schneider, Gerd Helftenbein, Volker Schlüter, Dirk Usener, Philippe Thiel, Michael Koslowski
  • Patent number: 9499609
    Abstract: The present invention provides antibodies useful as therapeutics for treating and/or preventing diseases associated with cells expressing CLD1 8, including tumor-related diseases such as gastric cancer, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, hepatic cancer, head-neck cancer, and cancer of the gallbladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignees: GANYMED PHARMACEUTICALS AG, JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Özlem Türeci, Dirk Usener, Stefan Fritz, Christoph Uherek, Gunda Brandenburg, Harald-Gerhard Geppert, Anja Kristina Schröder, Phillippe Thiel
  • Publication number: 20160193335
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of diagnosing and treating a head neck cancer characterized by expressing a tumor-associated antigen having the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:4. The method comprises treating the so-affected patient with an antibody which specifically binds to an extracellular portion of said tumor-associated antigen having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: GANYMED PHARMACEUTICALS, AG
    Inventors: Ozlem Tureci, Ugur Sahin, Sandra Schneider, Gerd Helftenbein, Volker Schluter, Dirk Usener, Philippe Thiel, Michael Koslowski