Patents by Inventor Donald C. Foster

Donald C. Foster 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: 20130171130
    Abstract: A soluble receptor to IL-20 having two polypeptide subunits, IL-20RA (formerly called ZcytoR7) and IL-20RB (formerly called DIRS1). The two subunits are preferably linked together. In one embodiment one subunit is fused to the constant region of the light chain of an immunoglobulin, and the other subunit is fused to the constant region of the heavy chain of the immunoglobulin. The light chain and the heavy chain are connected via a disulfide bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: DONALD C. FOSTER, WENFENG XU, KAREN L. MADDEN, JAMES D. KELLY, CINDY A. SPRECHER, CAMERON S. BRANDT, MARK W. RIXON, SCOTT R. PRESNELL, BRIAN A. FOX
  • Patent number: 8383775
    Abstract: Antibodies that bind to polypeptides and peptides comprising the sequence of zalpha11 Ligand as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 are described. The antibodies may bind the full length sequence of 162 amino acid residues or a fragment thereof, including a mature polypeptide of 131 amino acid residues and smaller polypeptide and peptide sequences. The antibodies may include antibodies that are polyclonal, monoclonal, murine, humanized or neutralizing. Methods for producing the antibodies are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Julia E. Novak, Scott R. Presnell, Cindy A. Sprecher, Donald C. Foster, Richard D. Holly, Jane A. Gross, Janet V. Johnston, Andrew J. Nelson, Stacey R. Dillon, Angela K. Hammond
  • Publication number: 20120208772
    Abstract: Antibodies that bind to polypeptides and peptides comprising the sequence of zalpha11 Ligand as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 are described. The antibodies may bind the full length sequence of 162 amino acid residues or a fragment thereof, including a mature polypeptide of 131 amino acid residues and smaller polypeptide and peptide sequences. The antibodies may include antibodies that are polyclonal, monoclonal, murine, humanized or neutralizing. Methods for producing the antibodies are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Julia E. Novak, Scott R. Presnell, Cindy A. Sprecher, Donald C. Foster, Richard D. Holly, Jane A. Gross, Janet V. Johnston, Andrew J. Nelson, Stacey R. Dillon, Angela K. Hammond
  • Patent number: 8227575
    Abstract: Antibodies that bind to polypeptides and peptides comprising the sequence of zalpha11 Ligand as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 are described. The antibodies may bind the full length sequence of 162 amino acid residues or a fragment thereof, including a mature polypeptide of 131 amino acid residues and smaller polypeptide and peptide sequences. The antibodies may include antibodies that are polyclonal, monoclonal, murine, humanized or neutralizing. Methods for producing the antibodies are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Julia E. Novak, Scott R. Presnell, Cindy A. Sprecher, Donald C. Foster, Richard D. Holly, Jane A. Gross, Janet V. Johnston, Andrew J. Nelson, Stacey R. Dillon, Angela K. Hammond
  • Patent number: 8217008
    Abstract: A soluble receptor to IL-20 having two polypeptide subunits, IL-20RA (formerly called ZcytoR7) and IL-20RB (formerly called DIRS1). The two subunits are preferably linked together. In one embodiment one subunit is fused to the constant region of the light chain of an immunoglobulin, and the other subunit is fused to the constant region of the heavy chain of the immunoglobulin. The light chain and the heavy chain are connected via a disulfide bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Foster, Wenfeng Xu, Karen L. Madden, James D. Kelly, Cindy A. Sprecher, Cameron S. Brandt, Mark W. Rixon, Scott R. Presnell, Brian A. Fox
  • Patent number: 8133487
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of treating psoriasis in a subject (i.e., psoriasis associated with a joint disease), by administering to the subject an effective dose of a composition comprising a soluble IL-22R/IL-20RB heterodimeric polypeptide, wherein the heterodimeric polypeptide comprises an IL-22R extracellular domain covalently linked to an IL-20RB extracellular domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasmin A. Chandrasekher, Julia E. Novak, Donald C. Foster, Wenfeng Xu, Stephen R. Jaspers
  • Patent number: 8110180
    Abstract: Antibodies that bind to polypeptides and peptides comprising the sequence of zalpha11 Ligand as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 are described. The antibodies may bind the full length sequence of 162 amino acid residues or a fragment thereof, including a mature polypeptide of 131 amino acid residues and smaller polypeptide and peptide sequences. The antibodies may include antibodies that are polyclonal, monoclonal, murine, humanized or neutralizing. Methods for producing the antibodies are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Julia E. Novak, Scott R. Presnell, Cindy A. Sprecher, Donald C. Foster, Richard D. Holly, Jane A. Gross, Janet V. Johnston, Andrew J. Nelson, Stacey R. Dillon, Angela K. Hammond
  • Publication number: 20110300098
    Abstract: Methods for treating cancer by co-administering a therapeutic monoclonal antibody with IL-21 are described. Exemplary monoclonal antibodies that can be used are rituximab, trastuzumab and anti-CTLA-4 antibodies. The enhanced antitumor of the combination therapy is particularly useful for patient populations that are recalcitrant to monoclonal therapy, relapse after treatment with monoclonal antibodies or where the enhanced IL-21 antitumor effect reduces toxicities associated with treatment using the monoclonal antibodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Wayne R. Kindsvogel, Steven D. Hughes, Richard D. Holly, Christopher H. Clegg, Donald C. Foster, Rebecca A. Johnson, Mark D. Heipel, Pallavur V. Sivakumar
  • Patent number: 8017343
    Abstract: Antibodies that bind to polypeptides and peptides comprising the sequence of zalpha11 Ligand as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 are described. The antibodies may bind the full length sequence of 162 amino acid residues or a fragment thereof, including a mature polypeptide of 131 amino acid residues and smaller polypeptide and peptide sequences. The antibodies may include antibodies that are polyclonal, monoclonal, murine, humanized or neutralizing. Methods for producing the antibodies are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Julia E. Novak, Scott R. Presnell, Cindy A. Sprecher, Donald C. Foster, Richard D. Holly, Jane A. Gross, Janet V. Johnston, Andrew J. Nelson, Stacey R. Dillon, Angela K. Hammond
  • Patent number: 7998468
    Abstract: Antibodies that bind to polypeptides and peptides comprising the sequence of zalpha11 Ligand as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 are described. The antibodies may bind the full length sequence of 162 amino acid residues or a fragment thereof, including a mature polypeptide of 131 amino acid residues and smaller polypeptide and peptide sequences. The antibodies may include antibodies that are polyclonal, monoclonal, murine, humanized or neutralizing. Methods for producing the antibodies are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Julia E. Novak, Scott R. Presnell, Cindy A. Sprecher, Donald C. Foster, Richard D. Holly, Jane A. Gross, Janet V. Johnston, Andrew J. Nelson, Stacey R. Dillon, Angela K. Hammond
  • Publication number: 20110150872
    Abstract: A soluble receptor that binds to IL-20 having two polypeptide subunits, IL-22R and IL-20RB. The two subunits are preferably linked together. In one embodiment one subunit is fused to the constant region of the light chain of an immunoglobulin, and the other subunit is fused to the constant region of the heavy chain of the immunoglobulin. The light chain and the heavy chain are connected via a disulfide bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasmin A. Chandrasekher, Julia E. Novak, Donald C. Foster, Wenfeng Xu, Stephen R. Jaspers
  • Publication number: 20110086004
    Abstract: Methods for treating cancer by co-administering a therapeutic monoclonal antibody with IL-21 are described. Exemplary monoclonal antibodies that can be used are rituximab, trastuzumab and anti-CTLA-4 antibodies. The enhanced antitumor of the combination therapy is particularly useful for patient populations that are recalcitrant to monoclonal therapy, relapse after treatment with monoclonal antibodies or where the enhanced IL-21 antitumor effect reduces toxicities associated with treatment using the monoclonal antibodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventors: Wayne R. Kindsvogel, Steven D. Hughes, Richard D. Holly, Christopher H. Clegg, Donald C. Foster, Rebecca A. Johnson, Mark D. Heipel, Pallavur V. Sivakumar
  • Publication number: 20110027263
    Abstract: A soluble receptor to IL-20 having two polypeptide subunits, IL-20RA (formerly called ZcytoR7) and IL-20RB (formerly called DIRS1). The two subunits are preferably linked together. In one embodiment one subunit is fused to the constant region of the light chain of an immunoglobulin, and the other subunit is fused to the constant region of the heavy chain of the immunoglobulin. The light chain and the heavy chain are connected via a disulfide bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Donald C. Foster, Wenfeng Xu, Karen L. Madden, James D. Kelly, Cindy A. Sprecher, Cameron S. Brandt, Mark W. Rixon, Scott R. Presnell, Brian A. Fox
  • Publication number: 20100297063
    Abstract: Antibodies that bind to polypeptides and peptides comprising the sequence of zalpha11 Ligand as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 are described. The antibodies may bind the full length sequence of 162 amino acid residues or a fragment thereof, including a mature polypeptide of 131 amino acid residues and smaller polypeptide and peptide sequences. The antibodies may include antibodies that are polyclonal, monoclonal, murine, humanized or neutralizing. Methods for producing the antibodies are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: JULIA E. NOVAK, SCOTT R. PRESNELL, CINDY A. SPRECHER, DONALD C. FOSTER, RICHARD D. HOLLY, JANE A. GROOS, JANET V. JOHNSTON, ANDREW J. NELSON, STACEY R. DILLON, ANGELA K. HAMMOND
  • Publication number: 20100297064
    Abstract: Antibodies that bind to polypeptides and peptides comprising the sequence of zalpha11 Ligand as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 are described. The antibodies may bind the full length sequence of 162 amino acid residues or a fragment thereof, including a mature polypeptide of 131 amino acid residues and smaller polypeptide and peptide sequences. The antibodies may include antibodies that are polyclonal, monoclonal, murine, humanized or neutralizing. Methods for producing the antibodies are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: JULIA E. NOVAK, SCOTT R. PRESNELL, CINDY A. SPRECHER, DONALD C. FOSTER, RICHARD D. HOLLY, JANE A. GROSS, JANET V. JOHNSTON, ANDREW J. NELSON, STACEY R. DILLON, ANGELA K. HAMMOND
  • Patent number: 7829075
    Abstract: Antibodies that bind to polypeptides and peptides comprising the sequence of zalpha11 Ligand as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 are described. The antibodies may bind the full length sequence of 162 amino acid residues or a fragment thereof, including a mature polypeptide of 131 amino acid residues and smaller polypeptide and peptide sequences. The antibodies may include antibodies that are polyclonal, monoclonal, murine, humanized or neutralizing. Methods for producing the antibodies are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Julia E. Novak, Scott R. Presnell, Cindy A. Sprecher, Donald C. Foster, Richard D. Holly, Jane A. Gross, Janet V. Johnston, Andrew J. Nelson, Stacey R. Dillon, Angela K. Hammond
  • Publication number: 20100222557
    Abstract: Antibodies that bind to polypeptides and peptides comprising the sequence of zalpha11 Ligand as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2 are described. The antibodies may bind the full length sequence of 162 amino acid residues or a fragment thereof, including a mature polypeptide of 131 amino acid residues and smaller polypeptide and peptide sequences. The antibodies may include antibodies that are polyclonal, monoclonal, murine, humanized or neutralizing. Methods for producing the antibodies are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: JULIA E. NOVAK, SCOTT R. PRESNELL, CINDY A. SPRECHER, DONALD C. FOSTER, RICHARD D. HOLLY, JANE A. GROSS, JANET V. JOHNSTON, ANDREW J. NELSON, STACEY R. DILLON, ANGELA K. HAMMOND
  • Publication number: 20100197575
    Abstract: A soluble receptor to IL-20 having two polypeptide subunits, IL-20RA (formerly called ZcytoR7) and IL-20RB (formerly called DIRS1). The two subunits are preferably linked together. In one embodiment one subunit is fused to the constant region of the light chain of an immunoglobulin, and the other subunit is fused to the constant region of the heavy chain of the immunoglobulin. The light chain and the heavy chain are connected via a disulfide bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Donald C. Foster, Wenfeng Xu, Karen L. Madden, James D. Kelly, Cindy A. Sprecher, Cameron S. Brandt, Mark W. Rixon, Scott R. Presnell, Brian A. Fox
  • Patent number: 7704950
    Abstract: A soluble receptor that binds to IL-20 having two polypeptide subunits, IL-22R and IL-20RB. The two subunits are preferably linked together. In one embodiment one subunit is fused to the constant region of the light chain of an immunoglobulin, and the other subunit is fused to the constant region of the heavy chain of the immunoglobulin. The light chain and the heavy chain are connected via a disulfide bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasmin A. Chandrasekher, Julia E. Novak, Donald C. Foster, Wenfeng Xu, Stephen R. Jaspers
  • Patent number: RE42704
    Abstract: Materials and methods for producing fibrinogen in transgenic non-human mammals are disclosed. DNA segments encoding A?, B? and ? chains of fibrinogen are introduced into the germ line of a non-human mammal, and the mammal or its female progeny produces milk containing fibrinogen expressed from the introduced DNA segments. Non-human mammalian embryos and transgenic non-human mammals carrying DNA segments encoding heterologous fibrinogen polypeptide chains are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Pharming Intellectual Property B.V.
    Inventors: Donna E. Prunkard, Donald C. Foster