Patents by Inventor Mark Connors

Mark Connors 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: 20210324053
    Abstract: Antibodies and antigen binding fragments that specifically bind to gp120 and neutralize HIV-1 are disclosed. Nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, vectors and host cells are also provided. Methods for detecting HIV-1 using these antibodies are disclosed. In addition, the use of these antibodies, antigen binding fragment, nucleic acids and vectors to prevent and/or treat an HIV-1 infection is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human
    Inventors: Mark Connors, Jinghe Huang, Byong Ha Kang, John Mascola, Elise Ishida, Tongqing Zhou, Peter Kwong, Anqi Zheng
  • Patent number: 11135507
    Abstract: A head-mountable display (HMD) for use with a processing device, the HMD comprising a display unit for displaying image content to the user, and a directional airflow unit operable to generate a directional airflow in accordance with control data corresponding to an appropriate airflow for content to be displayed on the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Patrick John Connor, Simon Mark Benson
  • Publication number: 20200399369
    Abstract: Provided herein are trispecific and/or trivalent binding proteins comprising four polypeptide chains that form three antigen binding sites that specifically bind one or more target proteins, wherein a first pair of polypeptides forming the binding protein possess dual variable domains having a cross-over orientation, and wherein and a second pair of polypeptides possess a single variable domain forming a single antigen binding site. In some embodiments, the binding proteins comprise a binding site that binds a CD28 polypeptide, a binding site that binds a CD3 polypeptide, and a binding site that binds a third polypeptide, such as a tumor target protein. In some embodiments, the binding proteins comprise four polypeptide chains that form three antigen binding sites that specifically bind one or more HIV target proteins. The disclosure also relates to methods for making trispecific and/or trivalent binding proteins and uses of such binding proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Mangaiarkarasi ASOKAN, Christian BEIL, Jochen BENINGA, Joerg BIRKENFELD, Mark CONNORS, Richard A. KOUP, Young Do KWON, Peter D. KWONG, Qingbo LIU, Paolo LUSSO, John R. MASCOLA, Gary J. NABEL, Amarendra PEGU, Huawei QIU, Ercole RAO, Joerg REGULA, Edward SEUNG, Ronnie WEI, Lan WU, Zhen XING, Ling XU, Zhi-Yong YANG, BĂ©atrice Cameron, Tarik Dabdoubi, Cendrine Lemoine, Catherine Prades
  • Patent number: 10815295
    Abstract: Monoclonal neutralizing antibodies that specifically bind to HIV-1 gp120 and antigen binding fragments of these antibodies are disclosed. Nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, vectors and host cells are also provided. Methods for detecting HIV using these antibodies are disclosed. In addition, the use of these antibodies, antigen binding fragment, nucleic acids and vectors to prevent and/or treat an HIV infection is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Peter D. Kwong, Gary J. Nabel, Rebecca S. Rudicell, John Mascola, Mark Connors, Ivelin Georgiev, Jiang Zhu, Young Do Kwon, Tongqing Zhou, Yongping Yang, Baoshan Zhang, Gwo-Yu Chuang, Xueling Wu, Zhi-yong Yang, Wei Shi
  • Publication number: 20200231658
    Abstract: Antibodies and antigen binding fragments that specifically bind to gp120 and neutralize HIV-1 are disclosed. Nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, vectors and host cells are also provided. Methods for detecting HIV-1 using these antibodies are disclosed. In addition, the use of these antibodies, antigen binding fragment, nucleic acids and vectors to prevent and/or treat an HIV-1 infection is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Servic
    Inventors: Mark Connors, Jinghe Huang, Byong Ha Kang, John Mascola, Elise Ishida, Tongqing Zhou, Peter Kwong, Anqi Zheng
  • Publication number: 20200054765
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions comprising trispecific and/or trivalent binding proteins comprising four polypeptide chains that form three antigen binding sites that specifically bind one or more HIV target proteins or one or more T-cell receptors, wherein a first pair of polypeptides forming the binding protein possess dual variable domains having a cross-over orientation and wherein a second pair of polypeptides forming the binding protein possess a single variable domain. Also provided herein are methods for making trispecific and/or trivalent binding proteins and uses of such binding proteins for the treatment and/or prevention of HIV/AIDS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Zhi-Yong YANG, Gary J. NABEL, Ling XU, Ronnie WEI, Huawei QIU, Jochen BENINGA, Jochen KRUIP, Ercole RAO, Wulf Dirk LEUSCHNER, Christian BEIL, Christian LANGE, Mark CONNORS, John R. MASCOLA, Richard A. KOUP, Jinghe HUANG, Nicole A. DORIA-ROSE, Tongqing ZHOU, Peter D. KWONG, Young Do KWON, Amarendra PEGU, Mangaiarkarasi ASOKAN
  • Patent number: 10562960
    Abstract: Antibodies and antigen binding fragments that specifically bind to gp120 and neutralize HIV-1 are disclosed. Nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, vectors and host cells are also provided. Methods for detecting HIV-1 using these antibodies are disclosed. In addition, the use of these antibodies, antigen binding fragment, nucleic acids and vectors to prevent and/or treat an HIV-1 infection is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Mark Connors, Jinghe Huang, Byong Ha Kang, John Mascola, Elise Ishida, Tongqing Zhou, Peter Kwong, Anqi Zheng
  • Publication number: 20190077849
    Abstract: Neutralizing antibodies that specifically bind to HIV-1 Env and antigen binding fragments of these antibodies are disclosed. Nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, vectors and host cells are also provided. Methods for detecting HIV-1 using these antibodies are disclosed. In addition, the use of these antibodies, antigen binding fragment, nucleic acids and vectors to prevent and/or treat an HIV-1 infection is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicants: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, The United States of AMerica, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Serc
    Inventors: Peter Kwong, Young Do Kwon, Ivelin Georgiev, Gilad Ofek, Baoshan Zhang, Krisha McKee, John Mascola, Mark Connors, Gwo-Yu Chuang, Sijy O'Dell, Robert Bailer, Mark Louder, Mangaiarkarasi Asokan, Richard Schwartz, Jonathan Cooper, Kevin Carlton, Michael Bender, Amarendra Pegu, Lawrence Shapiro, Tatyana Gindin, Lisa Kueltzo
  • Publication number: 20190054182
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions comprising trispecific and/or trivalent binding proteins comprising four polypeptide chains that form three antigen binding sites that specifically bind one or more HIV target proteins or one or more T-cell receptors, where in a first pair of polypeptides forming the binding protein possess dual variable domains having a cross-over orientation and wherein a second pair of polypeptides forming the binding protein possess a single variable domain. Also provided herein are methods for making trispecific and/or trivalent binding proteins and uses of such binding proteins for the treatment and/or prevention of HIV/AIDS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicants: Sanofi, The USA, as Represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Zhi-Yong YANG, Gary J. NABEL, Ling XU, Ronnie WEI, Huawei QIU, Jochen BENINGA, Jochen KRUIP, Ercole RAO, Wulf Dirk LEUSCHNER, Christian BEIL, Christian LANGE, Mark CONNORS, John R. MASCOLA, Richard A. KOUP, Jinghe HUANG, Nicole A. DORIA-ROSE, Tongqing ZHOU, Peter D. KWONG, Young Do KWON, Amarendra PEGU, Mangaiarkarasi ASOKAN
  • Publication number: 20190016786
    Abstract: Monoclonal neutralizing antibodies that specifically bind to HIV-1 gp120 and antigen binding fragments of these antibodies are disclosed. Nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, vectors and host cells are also provided. Methods for detecting HIV using these antibodies are disclosed. In addition, the use of these antibodies, antigen binding fragment, nucleic acids and vectors to prevent and/or treat an HIV infection is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Serv
    Inventors: Peter D. Kwong, Gary J. Nabel, Rebecca S. Rudicell, John Mascola, Mark Connors, Ivelin Georgiev, Jiang Zhu, Young Do Kwon, Tongqing Zhou, Yongping Yang, Baoshan Zhang, Gwo-Yu Chuang, Xueling Wu, Zhi-yong Yang, Wei Shi
  • Publication number: 20180298083
    Abstract: Antibodies and antigen binding fragments that specifically bind to gp120 and neutralize HIV-1 are disclosed. Nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, vectors and host cells are also provided. Methods for detecting HIV-1 using these antibodies are disclosed. In addition, the use of these antibodies, antigen binding fragment, nucleic acids and vectors to prevent and/or treat an HIV-1 infection is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: The United States of America, as repsented By the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Mark Connors, Jinghe Huang, Byong Ha Kang, John Mascola, Elise Ishida, Tongqing Zhou, Peter Kwong, Anqi Zheng
  • Patent number: 10047147
    Abstract: Monoclonal neutralizing antibodies are disclosed that specifically bind to the HIV-1 gp41 membrane-proximal external region (MPER). Also disclosed are compositions including the disclosed antibodies that specifically bind gp41, nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, expression vectors including the nucleic acids, and isolated host cells that express the nucleic acids. The antibodies and compositions disclosed herein can be used for detecting the presence of HIV-1 in a biological sample, or detecting an HIV-1 infection or diagnosing AIDS in a subject. In additional, the broad neutralization breadth of the disclosed antibodies makes them ideal for treating a subject with an HIV infection. Thus, disclosed are methods of treating and/or preventing HIV infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of American, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Mark Connors, Jinghe Huang, Leo Laub, John Mascola, Nancy Longo, Nicole Doria-Rose
  • Patent number: 10047148
    Abstract: Monoclonal neutralizing antibodies are disclosed that specifically bind to the HIV-1 gp41 membrane-proximal external region (MPER). Also disclosed are compositions including the disclosed antibodies that specifically bind gp41, nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, expression vectors including the nucleic acids, and isolated host cells that express the nucleic acids. The antibodies and compositions disclosed herein can be used for detecting the presence of HIV-1 in a biological sample, or detecting an HIV-1 infection or diagnosing AIDS in a subject. In additional, the broad neutralization breadth of the disclosed antibodies makes them ideal for treating a subject with an HIV infection. Thus, disclosed are methods of treating and/or preventing HIV infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Mark Connors, Jinghe Huang, Leo B. Laub, Peter Kwong, Gary Nabel, John R. Mascola, Baoshan Zhang, Rebecca S. Rudicell, Ivelin Georgiev, Yongping Yang, Jiang Zhu, Gilad Ofek
  • Patent number: 10035844
    Abstract: Monoclonal neutralizing antibodies that specifically bind to HIV-1 gp120 and antigen binding fragments of these antibodies are disclosed. Nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, vectors and host cells are also provided. Methods for detecting HIV using these antibodies are disclosed. In addition, the use of these antibodies, antigen binding fragment, nucleic acids and vectors to prevent and/or treat an HIV infection is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Peter D. Kwong, Gary J. Nabel, Rebecca S. Rudicell, John Mascola, Mark Connors, Ivelin Georgiev, Jiang Zhu, Young Do Kwon, Tongqing Zhou, Yongping Yang, Baoshan Zhang, Gwo-Yu Chuang, Xueling Wu, Zhi-yong Yang, Wei Shi
  • Patent number: 10035845
    Abstract: Monoclonal neutralizing antibodies are disclosed that specifically bind to the CD4 binding site of HIV-1 gp120. Monoclonal neutralizing antibodies also are disclosed that specifically bind to HIV-1 gp41. The identification of these antibodies, and the use of these antibodies are also disclosed. Methods are also provided for enhancing the binding and neutralizing activity of any antibody using epitope scaffold probes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, University of Washington
    Inventors: John Mascola, Richard Wyatt, Xueling Wu, Yuxing Li, Carl-Magnus Hogerkorp, Mario Roederer, Zhi-yong Yang, Gary Nabel, Peter Kwong, Tongqing Zhou, Mark Connors, William Schief
  • Patent number: 9896620
    Abstract: The present invention provides for coating proppants, such as sand, with a resin-containing dispersion which dramatically reduces the dust generated during handling, for example in hydraulic fracturing, by protecting the surface of the particle from abrasion and degradation. Such resin-containing dispersion coated-sand may also reduce the wear on metal parts used in transporting such proppants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Covestro LLC
    Inventors: David P. Zielinski, Emery Yuhas, Yanan Chen, Derick Henderson, Mark Connor
  • Publication number: 20180002406
    Abstract: Monoclonal neutralizing antibodies are disclosed that specifically bind to the HIV-1 gp41 membrane-proximal external region (MPER). Also disclosed are compositions including the disclosed antibodies that specifically bind gp41, nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, expression vectors including the nucleic acids, and isolated host cells that express the nucleic acids. The antibodies and compositions disclosed herein can be used for detecting the presence of HIV-1 in a biological sample, or detecting an HIV-1 infection or diagnosing AIDS in a subject. In additional, the broad neutralization breadth of the disclosed antibodies makes them ideal for treating a subject with an HIV infection. Thus, disclosed are methods of treating and/or preventing HIV infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human
    Inventors: Mark Connors, Jinghe Huang, Leo B. Laub, Peter Kwong, Gary Nabel, John R. Mascola, Baoshan Zhang, Rebecca S. Rudicell, Ivelin Georgiev, Yongping Yang, Jiang Zhu, Gilad Ofek
  • Publication number: 20170369558
    Abstract: Monoclonal neutralizing antibodies are disclosed that specifically bind to the CD4 binding site of HIV-1 gp120. Monoclonal neutralizing antibodies also are disclosed that specifically bind to HIV-1 gp41. The identification of these antibodies, and the use of these antibodies are also disclosed. Methods are also provided for enhancing the binding and neutralizing activity of any antibody using epitope scaffold probes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicants: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Serv, University of Washington
    Inventors: John Mascola, Richard Wyatt, Xueling Wu, Yuxing Li, Carl-Magnus Hogerkorp, Mario Roederer, Zhi-yong Yang, Gary Nabel, Peter Kwong, Tongqing Zhou, Mark Connors, William Schief
  • Patent number: 9783595
    Abstract: Monoclonal neutralizing antibodies are disclosed that specifically bind to the HIV-1 gp41 membrane-proximal external region (MPER). Also disclosed are compositions including the disclosed antibodies that specifically bind gp41, nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, expression vectors including the nucleic acids, and isolated host cells that express the nucleic acids. The antibodies and compositions disclosed herein can be used for detecting the presence of HIV-1 in a biological sample, or detecting an HIV-1 infection or diagnosing AIDS in a subject. In additional, the broad neutralization breadth of the disclosed antibodies makes them ideal for treating a subject with an HIV infection. Thus, disclosed are methods of treating and/or preventing HIV infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Mark Connors, Jinghe Huang, Leo B. Laub, Peter Kwong, Gary Nabel, John R. Mascola, Baoshan Zhang, Rebecca S. Rudicell, Ivelin Georgiev, Yongping Yang, Jiang Zhu, Gilad Ofek
  • Publication number: 20170267748
    Abstract: Monoclonal neutralizing antibodies that specifically bind to HIV-1 gp120 and antigen binding fragments of these antibodies are disclosed. Nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, vectors and host cells are also provided. Methods for detecting HIV using these antibodies are disclosed. In addition, the use of these antibodies, antigen binding fragment, nucleic acids and vectors to prevent and/or treat an HIV infection is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Serv
    Inventors: Peter D. Kwong, Gary J. Nabel, Rebecca S. Rudicell, John Mascola, Mark Connors, Ivelin Georgiev, Jiang Zhu, Young Do Kwon, Tongqing Zhou, Yongping Yang, Baoshan Zhang, Gwo-Yu Chuang, Xueling Wu, Zhi-yong Yang, Wei Shi