Patents by Inventor Mark W. Rixon

Mark W. Rixon 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: 7951919
    Abstract: Molecules that interfere with the binding of a tumor necrosis factor receptor with its ligand, such as a soluble receptor, have proven usefulness in both basic research and as therapeutics. The present invention provides improved soluble transmembrane activator and calcium modulator and cyclophilin ligand-interactor (TACI) receptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Rixon, Jane A. Gross
  • Patent number: 7883700
    Abstract: Human anti-human IL-21 monoclonal antibodies and the hybridomas that produce them are presented. Certain of these antibodies have the ability to bind native human IL-21, a mutant recombinant IL-21 protein and/or peptide regions of human IL-21. These human anti-IL-21 antibodies are useful in therapeutic treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, particularly diseases mediated by T follicular helper cells, B cells TH cells or TH17 cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Jaspers, Mark W. Rixon, Stacey R. Dillon, Frederick J. Ramsdell, Cecile M. Krejsa, Eugene C. Yi
  • Publication number: 20110027263
    Abstract: A soluble receptor to IL-20 having two polypeptide subunits, IL-20RA (formerly called ZcytoR7) and IL-20RB (formerly called DIRS1). The two subunits are preferably linked together. In one embodiment one subunit is fused to the constant region of the light chain of an immunoglobulin, and the other subunit is fused to the constant region of the heavy chain of the immunoglobulin. The light chain and the heavy chain are connected via a disulfide bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Donald C. Foster, Wenfeng Xu, Karen L. Madden, James D. Kelly, Cindy A. Sprecher, Cameron S. Brandt, Mark W. Rixon, Scott R. Presnell, Brian A. Fox
  • Publication number: 20110014656
    Abstract: Disclosed are antagonists of IL-17A and IL-17F. The antagonists are based on soluble IL-17RA and IL-17RC fusion proteins, including hybrid soluble receptors comprising portions of both IL-17RC and IL-17RA (“IL-17RC/IL-17RA”). Such antagonists serve to block, inhibit, reduce, antagonize or neutralize the activity of IL-17F, IL-17A, or both IL-17A and IL-17F. Also disclosed are methods of using such antagonists for treating disease, particularly inflammatory diseases mediated at least in part by IL-17A and/or IL-17F.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: ZYMOGENETICS, INC.
    Inventors: STEVEN D. LEVIN, MARK W. RIXON, GAO ZEREN
  • Patent number: 7862814
    Abstract: Molecules that interfere with the binding of a tumor necrosis factor receptor with its ligand, such as a soluble receptor, have proven usefulness in both basic research and as therapeutics. The present invention provides improved soluble transmembrane activator and calcium modulator and cyclophilin ligand-interactor (TACI) receptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Rixon, Jane A. Gross
  • Patent number: 7842665
    Abstract: The present invention relates antagonists of IL-17A and IL-17F. The antagonists of the invention are based on IL-17RC alone or on both IL-17RC and IL-17RA (“IL-17RC/IL-17RA”). Such antagonists serve to block, inhibit, reduce, antagonize or neutralize the activity of IL-17F, IL-17A, or both IL-17A and IL-17F. IL-17A and IL-17F are cytokines that are involved in inflammatory processes and human disease. IL-17RA is a receptor for IL-17A and IL-17RC is a common receptor for both IL-17A and IL-17F. The present invention includes soluble IL-17A and IL-17F anatagonists, as well as methods for using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Levin, Mark W. Rixon, Zeren Gao
  • Patent number: 7790676
    Abstract: Disclosed are antagonists of IL-17A and IL-17F. The antagonists are based on soluble IL-17RA and IL-17RC fusion proteins, including hybrid soluble receptors comprising portions of both IL-17RC and IL-17RA (“IL-17RC/IL-17RA”). Such antagonists serve to block, inhibit, reduce, antagonize or neutralize the activity of IL-17F, IL-17A, or both IL-17A and IL-17F. Also disclosed are methods of using such antagonists for treating disease, particularly inflammatory diseases mediated at least in part by IL-17A and/or IL-17F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Levin, Mark W. Rixon, Gao Zeren
  • Publication number: 20100197575
    Abstract: A soluble receptor to IL-20 having two polypeptide subunits, IL-20RA (formerly called ZcytoR7) and IL-20RB (formerly called DIRS1). The two subunits are preferably linked together. In one embodiment one subunit is fused to the constant region of the light chain of an immunoglobulin, and the other subunit is fused to the constant region of the heavy chain of the immunoglobulin. The light chain and the heavy chain are connected via a disulfide bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Donald C. Foster, Wenfeng Xu, Karen L. Madden, James D. Kelly, Cindy A. Sprecher, Cameron S. Brandt, Mark W. Rixon, Scott R. Presnell, Brian A. Fox
  • Publication number: 20100183609
    Abstract: Molecules that interfere with the binding of a tumor necrosis factor receptor with its ligand, such as a soluble receptor, have proven usefulness in both basic research and as therapeutics. The present invention provides improved soluble transmembrane activator and calcium modulator and cyclophilin ligand-interactor (TACI) receptors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Rixon, Jane A. Gross
  • Publication number: 20100129384
    Abstract: Molecules that interfere with the binding of a tumor necrosis factor receptor with its ligand, such as a soluble receptor, have proven usefulness in both basic research and as therapeutics. The present invention provides improved soluble transmembrane activator and calcium modulator and cyclophilin ligand-interactor (TACI) receptors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Rixon, Jane A. Gross
  • Publication number: 20100130728
    Abstract: Molecules that interfere with the binding of a tumor necrosis factor receptor with its ligand, such as a soluble receptor, have proven usefulness in both basic research and as therapeutics. The present invention provides improved soluble transmembrane activator and calcium modulator and cyclophilin ligand-interactor (TACI) receptors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: ZYMOGENETICS, INC.
    Inventors: MARK W. RIXON, JANE A. GROSS
  • Publication number: 20100113748
    Abstract: The present invention relates to blocking, inhibiting, reducing, antagonizing or neutralizing the activity of IL-17F, IL-17A, or both IL-17A and IL-17F polypeptide molecules. IL-17A and IL-17F are cytokines that are involved in inflammatory processes and human disease. IL-17RC is a common receptor for IL-17A and IL-17F. The present invention includes methods of using a soluble IL-17RC receptor, IL-17RCx4 for treating inflammation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Zymogenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Rolf E. Kuestner, Zeren Gao, Steven D. Levin, Mark W. Rixon
  • Publication number: 20100041873
    Abstract: Human anti-human IL-21 monoclonal antibodies and the hybridomas that produce them are presented. Certain of these antibodies have the ability to bind native human IL-21, a mutant recombinat IL-21 protein and/or peptide regions of human IL-21. These human anti-IL-21 antibodies are useful in therapeutic treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, particularly diseases mediated by T follicular helper cells, B cells THcells or TH17 cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventors: Stephen R. Jaspers, Mark W. Rixon, Stacey R. Dillon, Frederick J. Ramsdell, Cecile M. Krejsa, Eugene C. Yi
  • Publication number: 20100008917
    Abstract: Methods of treating aplastic anemia in a patient and of increasing blood cell production in a patient having aplastic anemia are disclosed. The methods comprise administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of an IL-27 antagonist in combination with a pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle. IL-27 antagonists include soluble IL-27RA proteins and antagonists that comprise an antigen-binding site of an antibody.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Nancy Hosken, Kelly Byrnes-Blake, Ty Brender, Monica J. Huber, Margaret D. Moore, Shirley Rene, Mark W. Rixon, Sara Underwood
  • Patent number: 7635767
    Abstract: Molecules that interfere with the binding of a tumor necrosis factor receptor with its ligand, such as a soluble receptor, have proven usefulness in both basic research and as therapeutics. The present invention provides improved soluble transmembrane activator and calcium modulator and cyclophilin ligand-interactor (TACI) receptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Rixon, Jane A. Gross
  • Patent number: 7622116
    Abstract: The present invention relates to blocking, inhibiting, reducing, antagonizing or neutralizing the activity of IL-17F, IL-17A, or both IL-17A and IL-17F polypeptide molecules. IL-17A and IL-17F are cytokines that are involved in inflammatory processes and human disease. IL-17RC is a common receptor for IL-17A and IL-17F. The present invention includes methods of using a soluble IL-17RC receptor, IL-17RCx4 for treating inflammation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Rolf E. Kuestner, Zeren Gao, Steven D. Levin, Mark W. Rixon
  • Patent number: 7585948
    Abstract: A soluble receptor to IL-20 having two polypeptide subunits, IL-20RA (formerly called ZcytoR7) and IL-20RB (formerly called DIRS1). The two subunits are preferably linked together. In one embodiment one subunit is fused to the constant region of the light chain of an immunoglobulin, and the other subunit is fused to the constant region of the heavy chain of the immunoglobulin. The light chain and the heavy chain are connected via a disulfide bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Foster, Wenfeng Xu, Karen L. Madden, James D. Kelly, Cindy A. Sprecher, Cameron S. Brandt, Mark W. Rixon, Scott R. Presnell, Brian A. Fox
  • Publication number: 20090209006
    Abstract: Molecules that interfere with the binding of a tumor necrosis factor receptor with its ligand, such as a soluble receptor, have proven usefulness in both basic research and as therapeutics. The present invention provides improved soluble transmembrane activator and calcium modulator and cyclophilin ligand-interactor (TACI) receptors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Rixon, Jane A. Gross
  • Publication number: 20090202534
    Abstract: Disclosed is a newly identified CD28 family member that functions as lymphocyte inhibitory receptor termed pG6b, which is expressed on T cells. Methods and compositions for modulating pG6b-mediated negative signaling and interfering with the interaction of its counter-receptor for therapeutic, diagnostic, and research purposes are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Steven D. Levin, Frederick J. Ramsdell, Edward D. Howard, David W. Taft, Mark W. Rixon, LuAnne Hebb
  • Publication number: 20090191214
    Abstract: Human anti-human IL-21 monoclonal antibodies and the hybridomas that produce them are presented. Certain of these antibodies have the ability to bind native human IL-21, a mutant recombinant IL-21 protein and/or peptide regions of human IL-21. These human anti-IL-21 antibodies are useful in therapeutic treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, particularly diseases mediated by T follicular helper cells, B cells TH cells or TH17 cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Stephen R. Jaspers, Mark W. Rixon, Stacey R. Dillon, Frederick J. Ramsdell, Cecile M. Krejsa, Eugene C. Yi