Patents by Inventor John A. Latham

John A. Latham 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).

  • Patent number: 10800841
    Abstract: Methods of treating individuals with autoimmune conditions characterized by elevated IL-6 levels comprising the administration of anti-IL-6 antibodies or antibody fragments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: VITAERIS, INC.
    Inventors: Leon Garcia-Martinez, Anne Elisabeth Carvalho Jensen, Katie Anderson, Benjamin H. Dutzar, Ethan W. Ojala, John Latham, Brian R. Kovacevich, Jeffrey T. L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200317772
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for ACTH. Another embodiment of this invention relates to the antibodies binding fragments thereof described herein, comprising the sequences of the VH, VL and/or CDR polypeptides described herein, and the polynucleotides encoding them. The invention also contemplates conjugates of anti-ACTH antibodies and binding fragments thereof conjugated to one or more functional or detectable moieties. The invention further contemplates methods of making said anti-ACTH antibodies and binding fragments thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Lawrence FELDHAUS, Leon GARCIA-MARTINEZ, Benjamin H. DUTZAR, Daniel S. ALLISON, Katie Olson ANDERSON, Ethan Wayne OJALA, Pei FAN, Charlie KARASEK, Jenny MULLIGAN, Michelle SCALLEY-KIM, Erica STEWART, Jeffrey T.L. SMITH, John LATHAM
  • Patent number: 10765746
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for treating diarrhea, both chronic or acute forms, by the administration of a therapeutically or prophylactically effective amount of antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for CGRP. In particular the methods prevent or reduce diarrhea in conditions or treatments resulting in elevated CGRP levels, e.g., in the GI tract (colon) that are associated with diarrhea and/or improper electrolyte and fluid excretion from the bowel or urinary system. More specifically, this invention relates to treatments using the anti-CGRP antibodies and fragments described herein, and binding fragments thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: ALDERBIO HOLDINGS LLC, THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Andrew F. Russo, Eric A. Kaiser, Ana Recober, Adisa Kuburas, Ann C. Raddant, Brian R. Kovacevich, John Latham, Jeffrey T. L. Smith, Leon F. Garcia-Martinez
  • Patent number: 10759853
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antibodies and fragments thereof and humanized versions thereof having binding specificity for IL-6. Another embodiment of this invention relates to the antibodies described herein, and binding fragments thereof, comprising the sequences of the VH, VL and CDR polypeptides described herein, and the polynucleotides encoding them. The invention also contemplates conjugates of anti-IL-6 antibodies and binding fragments thereof conjugated to one or more functional or detectable moieties. The invention also contemplates methods of making said anti-IL-6 antibodies and binding fragments thereof. Embodiments of the invention also pertain to the use of anti-IL-6 antibodies, and binding fragments thereof, for the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of diseases and disorders associated with IL-6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Alderbio Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Leon F. Garcia-Martinez, Anne Elisabeth Carvalho Jensen, Katie Anderson, Benjamin H. Dutzar, Ethan W. Ojala, Brian R. Kovacevich, John A. Latham, Jeffrey T. L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200231664
    Abstract: Compositions and methods relating to antibodies that specifically bind to TGF-beta binding proteins are provided. These methods and compositions relate to altering bone mineral density by interfering with the interaction between a TGF-beta binding protein sclerostin and a TGF-beta superfamily member, particularly a bone morphogenic protein. Increasing bone mineral density has uses in diseases and conditions in which low bone mineral density typifies the condition, such as osteopenia, osteoporosis, and bone fractures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: David G. Winkler, Jiye Shi, John Latham
  • Publication number: 20200223913
    Abstract: Processes for producing and purifying recombinant proteins are disclosed. In particular, the present disclosure provides processes of producing and purifying multi-subunit proteins expressed in yeast or filamentous fungal cells. The production and/or purification of such proteins are monitored for impurities, preferably using lectin binding assays, such that one or more process parameters may be adjusted to maximize the amount of desired recombinant protein and minimize the amount of glycosylated impurities. The processes can also be monitored for other undesired product-associated impurities, such as aggregates and nucleic acids. In exemplary embodiments, the recombinant proteins are multi-subunit proteins, such as antibodies, the host cell is a yeast, such as Pichia pastoris, and the glycosylated impurity is a glycovariant of the desired recombinant polypeptide, such as an N-linked and/or O-linked glycovariant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel S. ALLISON, Steven D. DAVIN, Hoa Binh DO, Leon F. GARCIA-MARTINEZ, Geoffrey F. LEE, Ethan W. OJALA, Mark YOUNG, John A. LATHAM
  • Publication number: 20200181229
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof having binding specificity for PACAP. The antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof comprise the sequences of the VH, VL, and CDR polypeptides described herein, and the polynucleotides encoding them. Antibodies and antigen binding fragments described herein bind to and/or compete for binding to the same linear or conformational epitope(s) on human PACAP as an anti-PACAP antibody. The invention contemplates conjugates of anti-PACAP antibodies and binding fragments thereof conjugated to one or more functional or detectable moieties. Methods of making said anti-PACAP antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof are also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Maria-Cristina Loomis, Leon F. Garcia-Martinez, Benjamin H. Dutzar, Daniel S. Allison, Katherine Lee Hendrix, Ethan W. Ojala, Pei Fan, Jeffrey T.L. Smith, John A. Latham, Charlie Karasek, Jenny Mulligan, Michelle Scalley-Kim, Erica Stewart, Vanessa Lisbeth Rubin, Jens J. Billgren
  • Publication number: 20200181230
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof having binding specificity for PACAP. The antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof comprise the sequences of the VH, VL, and CDR polypeptides described herein, and the polynucleotides encoding them. Antibodies and antigen binding fragments described herein bind to and/or compete for binding to the same linear or conformational epitope(s) on human PACAP as an anti-PACAP antibody. The invention contemplates conjugates of anti-PACAP antibodies and binding fragments thereof conjugated to one or more functional or detectable moieties. Methods of making said anti-PACAP antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof are also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Maria-Cristina LOOMIS, Leon F. GARCIA-MARTINEZ, Benjamin H. DUTZAR, Daniel S. ALLISON, Katherine Lee HENDRIX, Ethan W. OJALA, Pei FAN, Jeffrey T.L. SMITH, John A. LATHAM, Charlie KARASEK, Jenny MULLIGAN, Michelle SCALLEY-KIM, Erica STEWART, Vanessa Lisbeth RUBIN, Jens J. BILLGREN
  • Publication number: 20200172611
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for ACTH. Embodiments of this invention relate to the binding fragments of antibodies described herein, comprising the sequences of the VH, VL and/or CDR polypeptides described herein, and the polynucleotides encoding them. The invention also contemplates anti-ACTH antibodies and binding fragments thereof conjugated to one or more functional or detectable moieties. The invention further contemplates methods of making said anti-ACTH antibodies and binding fragments thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Lawrence Feldhaus, Leon F. Garcia-Martinez, Benjamin H. Dutzar, Daniel S. Allison, Katie Olson Anderson, Ethan Wayne Ojala, Pei Fan, Charlie Karasek, Jenny A. Mulligan, Danielle Marie Mitchell, Patricia Dianne McNeill, Michelle L. Scalley-Kim, Erica Stewart, Jeffrey T.L. Smith, John Latham
  • Publication number: 20200172612
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antagonistic antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof having binding specificity for PACAP. These antibodies inhibit, block or neutralize at least one biological effect associated with PACAP, e.g., vasodilation. In exemplary embodiments these antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof may comprise specific VH, VL, and CDR polypeptides described herein. In some embodiments these antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof bind to and/or compete for binding to specific epitope(s) on human PACAP. The invention is further directed to using these antagonistic anti-PACAP antibodies, and binding fragments thereof, for the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of diseases and disorders associated with PACAP and conditions where antagonism of PACAP-related activities, such as vasodilation, mast cell degranulation, and/or neuronal activation, are therapeutically beneficial, e.g., headache and migraine indications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Maria-Cristina LOOMIS, Leon F. GARCIA-MARTINEZ, Benjamin H. DUTZAR, Daniel S. ALLISON, Katherine Lee HENDRIX, Ethan W. OJALA, Pei FAN, Jeffrey T.L. SMITH, John A. LATHAM, Charlie KARASEK, Jenny MULLIGAN, Michelle SCALLEY-KIM, Erica STEWART, Vanessa Lisbeth RUBIN, Jens J. BILLGREN
  • Publication number: 20200165316
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof having binding specificity for PACAP. The antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof comprise the sequences of the VH, VL, and CDR polypeptides described herein, and the polynucleotides encoding them. Antibodies and antigen binding fragments described herein bind to and/or compete for binding to the same linear or conformational epitope(s) on human PACAP as an anti-PACAP antibody. The invention contemplates conjugates of anti-PACAP antibodies and binding fragments thereof conjugated to one or more functional or detectable moieties. Methods of making said anti-PACAP antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof are also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Maria-Cristina LOOMIS, Leon F. GARCIA-MARTINEZ, Benjamin H. DUTZAR, Daniel S. ALLISON, Katherine Lee HENDRIX, Ethan W. OJALA, Pei FAN, Jeffrey T.L. SMITH, John A. LATHAM, Charlie KARASEK, Jenny MULLIGAN, Michelle SCALLEY-KIM, Erica STEWART, Vanessa Lisbeth RUBIN, Jens J. BILLGREN
  • Patent number: 10640560
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to therapeutic methods using antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for IL-6 to prevent or treat cachexia, fever, weakness and/or fatigue in a patient in need thereof. In preferred embodiments, the anti-IL-6 antibodies will be humanized and/or will be aglycosylated. Also, in preferred embodiments these patients will comprise those exhibiting (or at risk of developing) an elevated serum C-reactive protein level. In another preferred embodiment, the patient's survivability or quality of life will preferably be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ALDERBIO HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. L. Smith, John A. Latham, Mark Litton, Randall Schatzman
  • Publication number: 20200108140
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to therapeutic methods using IL-6 antagonists such as an Ab1 antibody or anti-body fragment having binding specificity for IL-6 to prevent or treat disease or to improve survivability or quality of lift of a patient in need thereof. In preferred embodiments these patients will comprise those exhibiting (oral risk of developing) an elevated serum C-reactive protein level reduced serum albumin level, elevated D-dimer or other coagulation cascade related protein(s), cachexia, fever, weakness and/or fatigue prior to treatment. The subject therapies also may include the administration of other actives such as chemotherapeutics, anti-coagulants, statins, and others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Leon F. GARCIA-MARTINEZ, Anne Elisabeth Carvalho Jensen, Katie Anderson, Benjamin H. Dutzar, John A. Latham, Brian R. Kovacevich, Jeffrey T.L. Smith, Mark Litton, Randall Schatzman
  • Publication number: 20200087391
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antibodies and fragments thereof and humanized versions thereof having binding specificity for IL-6. Another embodiment of this invention relates to the antibodies described herein, and binding fragments thereof, comprising the sequences of the VH, VL and CDR polypeptides described herein, and the polynucleotides encoding them. The invention also contemplates conjugates of anti-IL-6 antibodies and binding fragments thereof conjugated to one or more functional or detectable moieties. The invention also contemplates methods of making said anti-IL-6 antibodies and binding fragments thereof. Embodiments of the invention also pertain to the use of anti-IL-6 antibodies, and binding fragments thereof, for the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of diseases and disorders associated with IL-6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Leon F. GARCIA-MARTINEZ, Anne Elisabeth CARVALHO JENSEN, Katie ANDERSON, Benjamin H. DUTZAR, Ethan W. OJALA, Brian R. KOVACEVICH, John A. LATHAM, Jeffrey T.L. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20200079847
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antagonistic antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof having binding specificity for PACAP. These antibodies inhibit, block or neutralize at least one biological effect associated with PACAP, e.g., vasodilation. In exemplary embodiments these antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof may comprise specific VH, VL, and CDR polypeptides described herein. In some embodiments these antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof bind to and/or compete for binding to specific epitope(s) on human PACAP. The invention is further directed to using these antagonistic anti-PACAP antibodies, and binding fragments thereof, for the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of diseases and disorders associated with PACAP and conditions where antagonism of PACAP-related activities, such as vasodilation, mast cell degranulation, and/or neuronal activation, are therapeutically beneficial, e.g., headache and migraine indications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Maria-Cristina LOOMIS, Leon F. GARCIA-MARTINEZ, Benjamin H. DUTZAR, Daniel S. ALLISON, Katherine Lee HENDRICKS, Ethan W. OJALA, Pei FAN, Jeffrey T.L. SMITH, John A. LATHAM, Charlie KARASEK, Jenny MULLIGAN, Michelle SCALLEY-KIM, Erica STEWART, Vanessa Lisbeth RUBIN, Jens J. BILLGREN
  • Publication number: 20200062837
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for NGF. Another embodiment of this invention relates to the antibodies described herein, and binding fragments thereof, comprising the sequences of the VH, VL and CDR polypeptides described herein, and the polynucleotides encoding them. The invention also contemplates conjugates of anti-NGF antibodies and binding fragments thereof conjugated to one or more functional or detectable moieties. The invention also contemplates methods of making said anti-NGF antibodies and binding fragments thereof. Embodiments of the invention also pertain to the use of anti-NGF antibodies, and binding fragments thereof, for the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of diseases and disorders associated with NGF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin H. Dutzar, Brian R. Kovacevich, Patricia Dianne McNeill, Danielle M. Mitchell, Ethan W. Ojala, Pei Fan, Jens J. Billgren, Erica A. Stewart, Corinne C. Akatsuka, Betty Yu-Ching Chang, John A. Latham, Leon F. Garcia-Martinez
  • Publication number: 20200062838
    Abstract: This invention pertains to monovalent agents, including Fab fragments and monovalent monoclonal antibodies analogous to MetMab, having binding specificity to human Nerve Growth Factor (“NGF”), and methods of treating pain in an individual wherein there is no substantial increase in the inflammatory response of the individual following administration of the monovalent agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Leon F. Garcia-Martinez, Benjamin H. Dutzar, Ethan W. Ojala, Jeffrey T.L. Smith, John A. Latham
  • Publication number: 20200040074
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antibodies and fragments thereof and humanized versions thereof having binding specificity for IL-6. Another embodiment of this invention relates to the antibodies described herein, and binding fragments thereof, comprising the sequences of the VH, VL and CDR polypeptides described herein, and the polynucleotides encoding them. The invention also contemplates conjugates of anti-IL-6 antibodies and binding fragments thereof conjugated to one or more functional or detectable moieties. The invention also contemplates methods of making said anti-IL-6 antibodies and binding fragments thereof. Embodiments of the invention also pertain to the use of anti-IL-6 antibodies, and binding fragments thereof, for the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of diseases and disorders associated with IL-6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Leon F. Garcia-Martinez, Anne Elisabeth Carvalho Jensen, Katie Anderson, Benjamin H. Dutzar, Ethan W. Ojala, Brian R. Kovacevich, John A. Latham, Jeffrey T.L. Smith
  • Patent number: 10550180
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for ACTH. Another embodiment of this invention relates to the antibodies binding fragments thereof described herein, comprising the sequences of the VH, VL and/or CDR polypeptides described herein, and the polynucleotides encoding them. The invention also contemplates conjugates of anti-ACTH antibodies and binding fragments thereof conjugated to one or more functional or detectable moieties. The invention further contemplates methods of making said anti-ACTH antibodies and binding fragments thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ALDERBIO HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Lawrence Feldhaus, Leon Garcia-Martinez, Benjamin H. Dutzar, Daniel S. Allison, Katie Olson Anderson, Ethan Wayne Ojala, Pei Fan, Charlie Karasek, Jenny Mulligan, Michelle Scalley-Kim, Erica Stewart, Jeffrey T. L. Smith, John Latham
  • Publication number: 20200031949
    Abstract: Methods are provided for the synthesis and secretion of recombinant hetero-multimeric proteins in mating competent yeast. A first expression vector is transformed into a first haploid cell; and a second expression vector is transformed into a second haploid cell. The transformed haploid cells, each individually synthesizing a non-identical polypeptide, are identified and then genetically crossed or fused. The resulting diploid strains are utilized to produce and secrete fully assembled and biologically functional hetero-multimeric protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: James M. Cregg, John A. Latham, Mark Litton, Randall Schatzman, Ilya I. Tolstrorukov