Patents by Inventor Lewis T. Williams

Lewis T. Williams 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: 20170349643
    Abstract: The invention provides FGFR fusion proteins, methods of making them, and methods of using them to treat proliferative disorders, including cancers and disorders of angiogenesis. The FGFR fusion molecules can be made in CHO cells and may comprise deletion mutations in the extracellular domains of the FGFRs which improve their stability. These fusion proteins inhibit the growth and viability of cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. The combination of the relatively high affinity of these receptors for their ligand FGFs and the demonstrated ability of these decoy receptors to inhibit tumor growth is an indication of the clinical value of the compositions and methods provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis T. Williams, Elizabeth Bosch, Stephen K. Doberstein, Kevin Hestir, Diane Hollenbaugh, Ernestine Lee, Minmin Qin, Ali Sadra, Justin G.P. Wong, Ge Wu, Hongbing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20160096876
    Abstract: The invention provides FGFR fusion proteins, methods of making them, and methods of using them to treat proliferative disorders, including cancers and disorders of angiogenesis. The FGFR fusion molecules can be made in CHO cells and may comprise deletion mutations in the extracellular domains of the FGFRs which improve their stability. These fusion proteins inhibit the growth and viability of cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. The combination of the relatively high affinity of these receptors for their ligand FGFs and the demonstrated ability of these decoy receptors to inhibit tumor growth is an indication of the clinical value of the compositions and methods provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Lewis T. Williams, Elizabeth Bosch, Stephen K. Doberstein, Kevin Hestir, Diane Hollenbaugh, Ernestine Lee, Minmin Qin, Ali Sadra, Justin Wong, Ge Wu, Hongbing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20160017024
    Abstract: Methods of identifying and using FAM150A agents, FAM150B agents, and FAM150 antagonists are provided. Methods of identifying and using LTK agonists (including LTK agonist antibodies, FAM150A agents, and FAM150B agents) and FAM150 antagonists are provided. Such methods include, but are not limited to, methods of treating cancer, methods of treating immune disorders such as autoimmune diseases, and methods of treating neurodegenerative diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Lewis T. Williams, Hongbing Zhang, Kevin Hester, Thomas Harding
  • Patent number: 9192683
    Abstract: The invention provides FGFR fusion proteins, methods of making them, and methods of using them to treat proliferative disorders, including cancers and disorders of angiogenesis. The FGFR fusion molecules can be made in CHO cells and may comprise deletion mutations in the extracellular domains of the FGFRs which improve their stability. These fusion proteins inhibit the growth and viability of cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. The combination of the relatively high affinity of these receptors for their ligand FGFs and the demonstrated ability of these decoy receptors to inhibit tumor growth is an indication of the clinical value of the compositions and methods provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: FIVE PRIME THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Lewis T. Williams, Elizabeth Bosch, Stephen K. Doberstein, Kevin Hestir, Diane Hollenbaugh, Ernestine Lee, Minmin Qin, Ali Sadra, Justin Wong, Ge Wu, Hongbing Zhang
  • Patent number: 9173957
    Abstract: The invention provides FGFR fusion proteins, methods of making them, and methods of using them to treat proliferative disorders, including cancers and disorders of angiogenesis. The FGFR fusion molecules can be made in CHO cells and may comprise deletion mutations in the extracellular domains of the FGFRs which improve their stability. These fusion proteins inhibit the growth and viability of cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. The combination of the relatively high affinity of these receptors for their ligand FGFs and the demonstrated ability of these decoy receptors to inhibit tumor growth is an indication of the clinical value of the compositions and methods provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis T. Williams, Elizabeth Bosch, Stephen K. Doberstein, Kevin Hestir, Diane Hollenbaugh, Ernestine Lee, Minmin Qin, Ali Sadra, Justin Wong, Ge Wu, Hongbing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140170145
    Abstract: Disclosed is a newly identified secreted molecule, identified herein as “monocyte, granulocyte, and dendritic cell colony stimulating factor” (MGD-CSF), the polypeptide sequence, and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptide sequence. Also provided is a procedure for producing the polypeptide by recombinant techniques employing, for example, vectors and host cells. Additionally, procedures are described to modify the disclosed novel molecules of the invention to prepare fusion molecules. Also disclosed are methods for using the polypeptides and active fragments thereof for treatment of a variety of diseases, including, for example, cancer, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases, and recurrent pregnancy loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: FIVE PRIME THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Dirk Behrens, Elizabeth Bosch, Stephen K. Doberstein, Robert Forgan Halenbeck, Kevin Hestir, Min Mei Huang, Ernestine Lee, Haishan Lin, Thomas Linnemann, Shannon Marshall, Justin Wong, Ge Wu, Aileen Zhou, Cindy Leo, Lewis T. Williams
  • Publication number: 20140140995
    Abstract: The invention provides FGFR fusion proteins, methods of making them, and methods of using them to treat proliferative disorders, including cancers and disorders of angiogenesis. The FGFR fusion molecules can be made in CHO cells and may comprise deletion mutations in the extracellular domains of the FGFRs which improve their stability. These fusion proteins inhibit the growth and viability of cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. The combination of the relatively high affinity of these receptors for their ligand FGFs and the demonstrated ability of these decoy receptors to inhibit tumor growth is an indication of the clinical value of the compositions and methods provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis T. Williams, Elizabeth Bosch, Stephen K. Doberstein, Kevin Hestir, Diane Hollenbaugh, Ernestine Lee, Minmin Qin, Ali Sadra, Justin Wong, Ge Wu, Hongbing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140135384
    Abstract: HERV-K human endogenous retroviruses show up-regulated expression in tumors. In particular, splicing events in the env region generate a series of transcripts which utilize the +2 reading frame, relative to the env reading frame. The proteins show activity typical of transcriptional regulators, and they also have oncogenic potential. Two related proteins, PCAP2 and PCAP3, are strongly associated with breast cancer and prostate cancer, respectively. PCAP4 stimulates cell division. These proteins can be used in cancer diagnosis and therapy, and are also drug targets e.g. for adjuvant therapy. The identification of these splice products is remarkable because full sequence information has been available for HERV-K viruses since 1986.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: NOVARTIS VACCINES & DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Pablo GARCIA, Stephen F. HARDY, Lewis T. WILLIAMS, Jaime ESCOBEDO
  • Publication number: 20140086840
    Abstract: An in vivo method of validating a candidate therapeutic target molecule is provided. An in vivo method of selecting a therapeutic antibody to a specific target molecule is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: FIVE PRIME THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Lewis T. Williams, Justin Wong, Hongbing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130324701
    Abstract: The invention provides FGFR fusion proteins, methods of making them, and methods of using them to treat proliferative disorders, including cancers and disorders of angiogenesis. The FGFR fusion molecules can be made in CHO cells and may comprise deletion mutations in the extracellular domains of the FGFRs which improve their stability. These fusion proteins inhibit the growth and viability of cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. The combination of the relatively high affinity of these receptors for their ligand FGFs and the demonstrated ability of these decoy receptors to inhibit tumor growth is an indication of the clinical value of the compositions and methods provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: FIVE PRIME THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Lewis T. WILLIAMS, Elizabeth BOSCH, Stephen K. DOBERSTEIN, Kevin HESTIR, Diane HOLLENBAUGH, Ernestine LEE, Minmin QIN QIN, Ali SADRA, Justin WONG, Ge WU, Hongbing ZHANG ZHANG
  • Patent number: 8580936
    Abstract: The invention provides FGFR fusion proteins, methods of making them, and methods of using them to treat proliferative disorders, including cancers and disorders of angiogenesis. The FGFR fusion molecules can be made in CHO cells and may comprise deletion mutations in the extracellular domains of the FGFRs which improve their stability. These fusion proteins inhibit the growth and viability of cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. The combination of the relatively high affinity of these receptors for their ligand FGFs and the demonstrated ability of these decoy receptors to inhibit tumor growth is an indication of the clinical value of the compositions and methods provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis T. Williams, Elizabeth Bosch, Stephen Doberstein, Kevin Hestir, Diane Hollenbaugh, Ernestine Lee, Minmin Qin, Ali Sadra, Justin Wong, Ge Wu, Hongbing Zhang
  • Patent number: 8575312
    Abstract: Disclosed is a newly identified secreted molecule, identified herein as “monocyte, granulocyte, and dendritic cell colony stimulating factor” (MGD-CSF), the polypeptide sequence, and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptide sequence. Also provided is a procedure for producing the polypeptide by recombinant techniques employing, for example, vectors and host cells. Additionally, procedures are described to modify the disclosed novel molecules of the invention to prepare fusion molecules. Also disclosed are methods for using the polypeptides and active fragments thereof for treatment of a variety of diseases, including, for example, cancer, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases, and recurrent pregnancy loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk Behrens, Elizabeth Bosch, Stephen K. Doberstein, Robert Forgan Halenbeck, Kevin Hestir, Min Mei Huang, Ernestine Lee, Haishan Lin, Thomas Linnemann, Shannon Marshall, Justin G. P. Wong, Ge Wu, Aileen Zhou, Cindy Leo, Lewis T. Williams
  • Publication number: 20130065276
    Abstract: The invention provides FGFR fusion proteins, methods of making them, and methods of using them to treat proliferative disorders, including cancers and disorders of angiogenesis. The FGFR fusion molecules can be made in CHO cells and may comprise deletion mutations in the extracellular domains of the FGFRs which improve their stability. These fusion proteins inhibit the growth and viability of cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. The combination of the relatively high affinity of these receptors for their ligand FGFs and the demonstrated ability of these decoy receptors to inhibit tumor growth is an indication of the clinical value of the compositions and methods provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Lewis T. WILLIAMS, Elizabeth Bosch, Stephen Doberstein, Kevin Hestir, Diane Hollenbaugh, Ernestine Lee, Minmin Qin, Ali Sadra, Justin Wong, Ge Wu, Hongbing Zhang
  • Patent number: 8324165
    Abstract: The invention provides pharmaceutical polypeptide compositions that promote proteoglycan synthesis, and promote the activity of chondrocyte cells, thereby treating arthritis. Methods of providing these compositions to treat arthritis are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kalyani Penta, Srinivas Kothakota, Lewis T. Williams, Kevin Hestir, Shannon Marshall, Jeffrey Finer, Yan Wang
  • Publication number: 20120301921
    Abstract: The invention provides FGFR fusion proteins, methods of making them, and methods of using them to treat proliferative disorders, including cancers and disorders of angiogenesis. The FGFR fusion molecules can be made in CHO cells and may comprise deletion mutations in the extracellular domains of the FGFRs which improve their stability. These fusion proteins inhibit the growth and viability of cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. The combination of the relatively high affinity of these receptors for their ligand FGFs and the demonstrated ability of these decoy receptors to inhibit tumor growth is an indication of the clinical value of the compositions and methods provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Lewis T. Williams, Elizabeth Bosch, Stephen Doberstein, Kevin Hestir, Diane Hollenbaugh, Ernestine Lee, Minmin Qin, Ali Sadra, Justin Wong, Ge Wu, Hongbing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20120258071
    Abstract: Disclosed is a newly identified secreted molecule, identified herein as “monocyte, granulocyte, and dendritic cell colony stimulating factor” (MGD-CSF), the polypeptide sequence, and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptide sequence. Also provided is a procedure for producing the polypeptide by recombinant techniques employing, for example, vectors and host cells. Additionally, procedures are described to modify the disclosed novel molecules of the invention to prepare fusion molecules. Also disclosed are methods for using the polypeptides and active fragments thereof for treatment of a variety of diseases, including, for example, cancer, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases, and recurrent pregnancy loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Dirk Behrens, Elizabeth Bosch, Stephen K. Doberstein, Robert Forgan Halenbeck, Kevin Hestir, Min Mei Huang, Ernestine Lee, Haishan Lin, Thomas Linnemann, Shannon Marshall, Justin G. P. Wong, Ge Wu, Aileen Zhou, Cindy Leo, Lewis T. Williams
  • Publication number: 20120183477
    Abstract: An in vivo method of validating a candidate therapeutic target molecule is provided. An in vivo method of selecting a therapeutic antibody to a specific target molecule is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: FIVE PRIME THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Lewis T. Williams, Justin Wong, Hongbing Zhang
  • Patent number: 8178109
    Abstract: Disclosed is a newly identified secreted molecule, identified herein as “monocyte, granulocyte, and dendritic cell colony stimulating factor” (MGD-CSF), the polypeptide sequence, and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptide sequence. Also provided is a procedure for producing the polypeptide by recombinant techniques employing, for example, vectors and host cells. Additionally, procedures are described to modify the disclosed novel molecules of the invention to prepare fusion molecules. Also disclosed are methods for using the polypeptides and active fragments thereof for treatment of a variety of diseases, including, for example, cancer, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases, and recurrent pregnancy loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk Behrens, Elizabeth Bosch, Stephen K. Doberstein, Robert Forgan Halenbeck, Kevin Hestir, Min Mei Huang, Ernestine Lee, Haishan Lin, Thomas Linnemann, Shannon Marshall, Justin G. P. Wong, Ge Wu, Aileen Zhou, Cindy Leo, Lewis T. Williams
  • Patent number: 8168588
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical polypeptide compositions promote the survival of cardiac cells, recruit cardiac cells to the cardiac area, stimulate the differentiation of cardiac cells, stimulate the proliferation of cardiac cells, and promote the activity of cardiac cells, thereby treating cardiac conditions. Methods of providing these compositions to the cardiac area include catheterization and direct injection. In preferred embodiments, the compositions comprise one of more of the following growth factors: EGF, bFGF, cardiotrophin-1, thrombin, PDGF-BB, amphiregulin, epiregulin, HB-EGF, TGFalpha, betacellulin, heregulin alpha, NRG-1-beta1-HRG-beta1, FGF 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis T. Williams, Hongbing Zhang, Yan Wang, Loriane Masuoka, Stephen Doberstein
  • Publication number: 20110319324
    Abstract: The present invention relates to therapeutic uses of ErbB ligands, including betacellulin. The therapeutic uses include methods of using ErbB ligand family compounds alone, or in conjunction with other agents, for reducing blood glucose levels, treating Type I and Type II diabetes, obesity, muscle wasting diseases, and cardiotoxicity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Junyu Lin, Srinivas Kothakota, Ge Wu, Stephen Doberstein, Thomas Brennan, Lorianne Masuoka, Minmin Qin, Shannon Marshall, Yan Wang, Diane Hollenbaugh, Lewis T. Williams