Patents by Inventor Laura Carter

Laura Carter 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: 20200164069
    Abstract: This disclosure provides IL-21 binding molecules, e.g., anti-IL-21 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof. In certain aspects the anti-IL-21 antibodies and fragments thereof can be hybridoma-derived murine monoclonal antibodies, and humanized versions thereof. In certain aspects the binding molecules, e.g., anti-IL-21 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof provided herein inhibit, suppress, or antagonize IL-21 activity. In addition, this disclosure provides compositions and methods for diagnosing and treating diseases or disorders, e.g., inflammatory, immune-mediated, or autoimmune diseases or disorders associated with IL-21-mediated signal transduction. In a particular embodiment, the disclosure provides methods for treating or preventing Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) using IL-21 binding molecules, e.g., anti-IL-21 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine Ettinger, Jodi Karnell, Melissa Damschroder, Partha Chowdhury, Xiaodong Xiao, Ping Tsui, Reena Varkey, Stacey Drabic, Laura Carter, Ronald Herbst, Qun Du, Brian Michael Naiman
  • Patent number: 10588969
    Abstract: This disclosure provides IL-21 binding molecules, e.g., anti-IL-21 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof. In certain aspects the anti-IL-21 antibodies and fragments thereof can be hybridoma-derived murine monoclonal antibodies, and humanized versions thereof. In certain aspects the binding molecules, e.g., anti-IL-21 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof provided herein inhibit, suppress, or antagonize IL-21 activity. In addition, this disclosure provides compositions and methods for diagnosing and treating diseases or disorders, e.g., inflammatory, immune-mediated, or autoimmune diseases or disorders associated with IL-21-mediated signal transduction. In a particular embodiment, the disclosure provides methods for treating or preventing Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) using IL-21 binding molecules, e.g., anti-IL-21 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine Ettinger, Jodi Karnell, Melissa Damschroder, Partha Chowdhury, Xiaodong Xiao, Ping Tsui, Reena Varkey, Stacey Drabic, Laura Carter, Ronald Herbst, Qun Du, Brian Michael Naiman
  • Publication number: 20180318416
    Abstract: This disclosure provides IL-21 binding molecules, e.g., anti-IL-21 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof. In certain aspects the anti-IL-21 antibodies and fragments thereof can be hybridoma-derived murine monoclonal antibodies, and humanized versions thereof. In certain aspects the binding molecules, e.g., anti-IL-21 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof provided herein inhibit, suppress, or antagonize IL-21 activity. In addition, this disclosure provides compositions and methods for diagnosing and treating diseases or disorders, e.g., inflammatory, immune-mediated, or autoimmune diseases or disorders associated with IL-21-mediated signal transduction. In a particular embodiment, the disclosure provides methods for treating or preventing Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) using IL-21 binding molecules, e.g., anti-IL-21 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Boston Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine Ettinger, Jodi Karnell, Melissa Damschroder, Partha Chowdhury, Xiaodong Xiao, Ping Tsui, Reena Varkey, Stacey Drabic, Laura Carter, Ronald Herbst, Qun Du, Brian Michael Naiman
  • Patent number: 10022443
    Abstract: This disclosure provides IL-21 binding molecules, e.g., anti-IL-21 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof. In certain aspects the anti-IL-21 antibodies and fragments thereof can be hybridoma-derived murine monoclonal antibodies, and humanized versions thereof. In certain aspects the binding molecules, e.g., anti-IL-21 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof provided herein inhibit, suppress, or antagonize IL-21 activity. In addition, this disclosure provides compositions and methods for diagnosing and treating diseases or disorders, e.g., inflammatory, immune-mediated, or autoimmune diseases or disorders associated with IL-21-mediated signal transduction. In a particular embodiment, the disclosure provides methods for treating or preventing Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) using IL-21 binding molecules, e.g., anti-IL-21 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine Ettinger, Jodi Karnell, Melissa Damschroder, Partha Chowdhury, Xiaodong Xiao, Ping Tsui, Reena Varkey, Stacey Drabic, Laura Carter, Ronald Herbst, Qun Du, Brian Michael Naiman
  • Publication number: 20170173149
    Abstract: This disclosure provides IL-21 binding molecules, e.g., anti-IL-21 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof. In certain aspects the anti-IL-21 antibodies and fragments thereof can be hybridoma-derived murine monoclonal antibodies, and humanized versions thereof. In certain aspects the binding molecules, e.g., anti-IL-21 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof provided herein inhibit, suppress, or antagonize IL-21 activity. In addition, this disclosure provides compositions and methods for diagnosing and treating diseases or disorders, e.g., inflammatory, immune-mediated, or autoimmune diseases or disorders associated with IL-21-mediated signal transduction. In a particular embodiment, the disclosure provides methods for treating or preventing Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) using IL-21 binding molecules, e.g., anti-IL-21 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Catherine Ettinger, Jodi Karnell, Melissa Damschroder, Partha Chowdhury, Xiaodong Xiao, Ping Tsui, Reena Varkey, Stacey Drabic, Laura Carter, Ronald Herbst, Qun Du, Brian Michael Naiman
  • Publication number: 20170159089
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing glucose from a cellulosic biomass using enzymatic hydrolysis. The present invention also relates to a device for performing such method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Arbiom Inc.
    Inventors: Lisette Tenlep, Pavani Mandali, Pratik Darvekar, Laura Carter, Cassidy Strange, Rebekah Kendall, Samuel Smith
  • Patent number: 8247227
    Abstract: A method of generating a population of dendritic cell (DC) precursors includes obtaining a population of progenitor cells from a subject and culturing the progenitor cells in a culture medium. The culture medium can include Flt3 ligand and interleukin-6 and be free of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignees: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, National Institutes of Health
    Inventors: Peter A. Cohen, Suyu Shu, Gary K. Koski, Charles S. Carter, Laura Carter, legal representative, Brian J. Czerniecki
  • Patent number: 7198789
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for modulating interleukin-21 (IL-21)/IL-21 receptor (MU-1) activity using agonists or antagonists of IL-21 or IL-21 receptor (“IL-21R” or “MU-1”), are disclosed. IL-21/IL-21R antagonists can be used to induce immune suppression in vivo, e.g., for treating or preventing immune cell-associated pathologies (e.g., pathologies associated with aberrant activity of one or more of mature T cells (mature CD8+, mature CD4+ T cells), mature NK cells, B cells, macrophages and megakaryocytes, including transplant rejection and autoimmune disorders). IL-21/IL-21R agonists can be used by themselves or in combination with an antigen, e.g., as an adjuvant (e.g., a vaccine adjuvant), to up-regulate an immune response in vivo, e.g., for example, for use in treating cancer and infectious disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Laura Carter, Beatriz Carreno, Leslie D. Lowe, Matthew J. Whitters, Kyri Dunussi, Mary Collins, Margery Ma, Deborah A. Young, JoAnn S. Witek, Glenn Larsen, Marion T. Kasaian, Debra D. Donaldson, Michelle Unger
  • Patent number: 7189400
    Abstract: Provided is a method of suppressing an immune response in a subject by administering an antagonist of a MU-1 hematopoietin receptor superfamily chain protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Genetics Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Laura Carter, Matthew J. Whitters, Mary Collins, Deborah A. Young, Debra D. Donaldson, Lesile D. Lowe, Michelle Unger
  • Publication number: 20060210567
    Abstract: This disclosure provides antibodies and antigen-binding fragments that can act as agonists and/or antagonists of PD-1 (Programmed Death 1), thereby modulating immune responses in general, and those mediated by TcR and CD28, in particular. The disclosed compositions and methods may be used for example, in treating autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders, allergies, transplant rejection, cancer, and other immune system disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventors: Mary Collins, Clive Wood, Beatriz Carreno, Deborah Luxenberg, Jason Jussif, Laura Carter, Frances Bennett, Viia-Valge Archer, Caroline Russell
  • Publication number: 20030108549
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for modulating interleukin-21 (IL-21)/IL-21 receptor (MU-1) activity using agonists or antagonists of IL-21 or IL-21 receptor (“IL-21R” or “MU-1”), are disclosed. IL-21/IL-21R antagonists can be used to induce immune suppression in vivo, e.g., for treating or preventing immune cell-associated pathologies (e.g., pathologies associated with aberrant activity of one or more of mature T cells (mature CD8+, mature CD4+ T cells), mature NK cells, B cells, macrophages and megakaryocytes, including transplant rejection and autoimmune disorders). IL-21/IL-21R agonists can be used by themselves or in combination with an antigen, e.g., as an adjuvant (e.g., a vaccine adjuvant), to up-regulate an immune response in vivo, e.g., for example, for use in treating cancer and infectious disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Applicant: Wyeth
    Inventors: Laura Carter, Beatriz Carreno, Leslie D. Lowe, Matthew J. Whitters, Kyri Dunussi, Mary Collins, Margery Ma, Deborah A. Young, JoAnn S. Witek, Glenn Larsen, Marion T. Kasaian, Debra D. Donaldson, Michelle Unger
  • Publication number: 20030049798
    Abstract: Polynucleotides encoding the MU-1 hematopoietin receptor superfamily chain and fragments thereof are disclosed. MU-1 proteins and methods for their production are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: Laura Carter, Matthew J. Whitters, Mary Collins, Deborah A. Young, Debra D. Donaldson, Leslie D. Lowe, Michelle Unger