Patents by Inventor Joe Conner

Joe Conner 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: 20110244576
    Abstract: There is provided an HSV complex which comprises an avirulent HSV and a targeting agent which allows the HSV particle to infect and lyse a specific targeted cell. The inventors have found a way in which avirulent HSV can be targeted to disease cells, e.g. cancer cells, by incorporating an antibody binding domain into one or more viral glycoproteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: CRUSADE LABORATORIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Susanne Moira Brown, Joe Conner
  • Patent number: 7943144
    Abstract: There is provided an HSV Complex which comprises an avirulent HSV and a targeting agent which allows the HSV particle to infect and lyse a specific targeted cell. The inventors have found a way in which avirulent HSV can be targeted to disease cells, e.g. cancer cells, by incorporating an antibody binding domain into one or more viral glycoproteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Crusade Laboratories Limited
    Inventors: Susanne Moira Brown, Joe Conner
  • Publication number: 20100272691
    Abstract: Herpes Simplex Viruses are disclosed having single-chain antibodies (scFv) embedded in the viral envelope via fusion with glycoprotein D and with glycoprotein H and L.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: CRUSADE LABORATORIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Joe Conner
  • Publication number: 20100092515
    Abstract: A herpes simplex virus is disclosed in which the herpes simplex virus genome comprises a nucleic acid sequence encoding an ING4 polypeptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: CRUSADE LABORATORIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Joe Conner, Susanne Moira Brown
  • Publication number: 20090176203
    Abstract: A method of generating a mutant Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is disclosed, wherein the generated HSV genome comprises nucleic acid encoding a nucleic acid sequence of interest, the method comprising the steps of: i. providing a nucleic acid vector comprising nucleic acid encoding first and second site specific recombination sequences and a nucleic acid encoding a nucleic acid sequence of interest between said site specific recombination sequences; ii. providing an HSV, the genome of which comprises third and fourth site specific recombination sequences; iii. contacting said nucleic acid vector of (i) with said HSV of (ii) together with one or more recombinase enzymes capable of catalysing site specific recombination between the site specific recombination sequences of said nucleic acid vector and said HSV; iv. identifying HSV containing the nucleic acid sequence of interest, wherein steps i-iii are conducted in a cell-free system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: CRUSADE LABORATORIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Joe Conner
  • Publication number: 20090029419
    Abstract: The present invention relates to construct and methods which allow the expression of immunoglobulins or functional fragments thereof which have been altered to that they are humanised. The expression of the immunoglobulins or fragments thereof takes place in avian cells, and the constructs used have been altered such that the expression levels in avian cells are higher than what would have been expected by simply using a humanised construct. The alterations are based on changing codons so that each amino acid of the codon that is used is the one which is most often found in avians.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: Viragen Incorporated
    Inventors: Karen Jervis, Colin Robertson, Joe Conner, William Stimson
  • Publication number: 20070243167
    Abstract: An herpes simplex virus wherein the herpes simplex virus genome comprises nucleic acid encoding insulin is disclosed. Viruses disclosed are capable of expressing insulin. They may lack neurovirulence and may find use in the treatment of diseases involving abnormal insulin expression or function, such as diabetes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: Susanne Brown, Joe Conner
  • Publication number: 20070110720
    Abstract: A nucleic acid vector comprising first and second nucleotide sequences corresponding to nucleotide sequences flanking an insertion site in the genome of a selected herpes simplex virus strain; and a cassette located between said first and second nucleotide sequences comprising nucleic acid encoding: (a) one or a plurality of insertion sites and/or a nucleotide sequence of interest; and (b) a ribosome binding site or a regulatory nucleotide sequence; and (c) a marker is disclosed. Herpes simplex viruses generated using said vector, methods for their generation and herpes simplex viruses having a genome comprising heterologous nucleic acid are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Susanne Brown, Joe Conner, Paul Dunn
  • Publication number: 20050271620
    Abstract: There is provided an HSV complex which comprises an avirulent HSV and a targeting agent which allows the HSV particle to infect and lyse a specific targeted cell. The inventors have found a way in which avirulent HSV can be targeted to disease cells, e.g. cancer cells, by incorporating an antibody binding domain into one or more viral glycoproteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Inventors: Susanne Brown, Joe Conner
  • Publication number: 20050138133
    Abstract: A method of sorting a received information message in which a source of delivery of the message is indicated by a unique identifier accompanying the message, for example, in an e-mail or voice message system. The method includes steps of receiving the message, looking-up the identifier in a database, assigning a code for the message per the result of the step of looking-up, and prioritizing or forwarding the message according to the code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Voticky, Joe Conner
  • Patent number: 6871217
    Abstract: A method of sorting a received information message in which a source of delivery of the message is indicated by a unique identifier accompanying the message, for example, in an e-mail or voice message system. The method includes steps of receiving the message, looking-up the identifier in a database, assigning a code for the message per the result of the step of looking-up, and prioritizing or forwarding the message according to the code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Voticky, Joe Conner
  • Publication number: 20020065897
    Abstract: A method of sorting a received information message in which a source of delivery of the message is indicated by a unique identifier accompanying the message, for example, in an e-mail or voice message system. The method includes steps of receiving the message, looking-up the identifier in a database, assigning a code for the message per the result of the step of looking-up, and prioritizing or forwarding the message according to the code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventors: Michael Voticky, Joe Conner
  • Patent number: 6351764
    Abstract: A method of sorting a received information message in which a source of delivery of the message is indicated by a unique identifier accompanying the message, for example, in an e-mail or voice message system. The method includes steps of receiving the message, looking-up the identifier in a database, assigning a code for the message per the result of the step of looking-up, and prioritizing or forwarding the message according to the code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Inventors: Michael Voticky, Joe Conner