Patents by Inventor Lee R. Swem

Lee R. Swem 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: 9468624
    Abstract: A novel small molecule antagonizes two types of acyl homoserine lactone receptors: membrane-bound and cytoplasmic. A focused library of analogs and derivatives of the original antagonist was synthesized. Analog and derivative molecules harbor a range of activities. The novel small molecule and most potent antagonist protects the eukaryote Caenorhabditis elegans from quorum-sensing-mediated killing by the bacterial pathogen Chromobacterium violaceum. The saving of C. elegans demonstrates the use of these molecules as small molecule antimicrobials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Bonnie L. Bassler, Lee R. Swem, Scott M. Ulrich, Colleen T. O'Loughlin
  • Publication number: 20150306067
    Abstract: A novel small molecule antagonizes two types of acyl homoserine lactone receptors: membrane-bound and cytoplasmic. A focused library of analogs and derivatives of the original antagonist was synthesized. Analog and derivative molecules harbor a range of activities. The novel small molecule and most potent antagonist protects the eukaryote Caenorhabditis elegans from quorum-sensing-mediated killing by the bacterial pathogen Chromobacterium violaceum. The saving of C. elegans demonstrates the use of these molecules as small molecule antimicrobials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Bonnie L. Bassler, Lee R. Swem, Scott M. Ulrich, Colleen T. O'Loughlin
  • Patent number: 9084773
    Abstract: A novel small molecule antagonizes two types of acyl homoserine lactone receptors: membrane-bound and cytoplasmic. A focused library of analogs and derivatives of the original antagonist was synthesized. Analog and derivative molecules harbor a range of activities. The novel small molecule and most potent antagonist protects the eukaryote Caenorhabditis elegans from quorum-sensing-mediated killing by the bacterial pathogen Chromobacterium violaceum. The saving of C. elegans demonstrates the use of these molecules as small molecule antimicrobials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Bonnie L. Bassler, Lee R. Swem, Scott M. Ulrich, Colleen T. O'Loughlin
  • Publication number: 20140275232
    Abstract: A novel small molecule antagonizes two types of acyl homoserine lactone receptors: membrane-bound and cytoplasmic. A focused library of analogs and derivatives of the original antagonist was synthesized. Analog and derivative molecules harbor a range of activities. The novel small molecule and most potent antagonist protects the eukaryote Caenorhabditis elegans from quorum-sensing-mediated killing by the bacterial pathogen Chromobacterium violaceum. The saving of C. elegans demonstrates the use of these molecules as small molecule antimicrobials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: THE TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Bonnie L. Bassler, Lee R. Swem, Scott M. Ulrich, Colleen T. O'Loughlin
  • Patent number: 8772331
    Abstract: A novel small molecule antagonizes two types of acyl homoserine lactone receptors: membrane-bound and cytoplasmic. A focused library of analogs and derivatives of the original antagonist was synthesized. Analog and derivative molecules harbor a range of activities. The novel small molecule and most potent antagonist protects the eukaryote Caenorhabditis elegans from quorum-sensing-mediated killing by the bacterial pathogen Chromobacterium violaceum. The saving of C. elegans demonstrates the use of these molecules as small molecule antimicrobials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Bonnie L. Bassler, Lee R. Swem, Scott M. Ulrich, Colleen T. O'Loughlin
  • Publication number: 20140024707
    Abstract: A novel small molecule antagonizes two types of acyl homoserine lactone receptors: membrane-bound and cytoplasmic. A focused library of analogs and derivatives of the original antagonist was synthesized. Analog and derivative molecules harbor a range of activities. The novel small molecule and most potent antagonist protects the eukaryote Caenorhabditis elegans from quorum-sensing-mediated killing by the bacterial pathogen Chromobacterium violaceum. The saving of C. elegans demonstrates the use of these molecules as small molecule antimicrobials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Bonnie L. Bassler, Lee R. Swem, Scott M. Ulrich, Colleen T. O'Loughlin
  • Patent number: 8247443
    Abstract: A novel small molecule antagonizes two types of acyl homoserine lactone receptors: membrane-bound and cytoplasmic. A focused library of analogs and derivatives of the original antagonist was synthesized. Analog and derivative molecules harbor a range of activities. The novel small molecule and most potent antagonist protects the eukaryote Caenorhabditis elegans from quorum-sensing-mediated killing by the bacterial pathogen Chromobacterium violaceum. The saving of C. elegans demonstrates the use of these molecules as small molecule antimicrobials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Bonnie L. Bassler, Lee R. Swem, Scott M. Ulrich, Colleen T. O'Loughlin
  • Publication number: 20100160423
    Abstract: A novel small molecule antagonizes two types of acyl homoserine lactone receptors: membrane-bound and cytoplasmic. A focused library of analogs and derivatives of the original antagonist was synthesized. Analog and derivative molecules harbor a range of activities. The novel small molecule and most potent antagonist protects the eukaryote Caenorhabditis elegans from quorum-sensing-mediated killing by the bacterial pathogen Chromobacterium violaceum. The saving of C. elegans demonstrates the use of these molecules as small molecule antimicrobials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Bonnie L. Bassler, Lee R. Swem, Scott M. Ulrich, Colleen T. O'Loughlin