Patents by Inventor Kevin L. Facchine

Kevin L. Facchine 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: 5705693
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to new cationic lipids and intermediates in their synthesis that are useful for transfecting nucleic acids or peptides into prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells. The lipids comprise one or two substituted arginine, lysine or ornithine residues, or derivatives thereof, linked to a lipophilic moiety. The lipids form a complex when mixed with polyanions such as nucleic acids or peptides. The complexes permit efficient transfer of polyanions into cells, usually without significant toxicity to the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Randolph B. DePrince, Kevin L. Facchine, George S. Lewis, Jason G. Lewis, Kuei-Ying Lin, Mark D. Matteucci, Robert A. Mook, Jr., Richard W. Wagner