Patents by Inventor Richard J. Holland

Richard J. Holland 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: 20220387600
    Abstract: Provided herein are certain nucleic acids (e.g., double stranded siRNA molecules), as well as conjugates that comprise a targeting moiety, a double stranded siRNA, and optional linking groups. Certain embodiments also provide synthetic methods useful for preparing the conjugates. The conjugates are useful to treat certain diseases, such as liver fibrosis, e.g., in the setting of NASH or ASH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: GENEVANT SCIENCES GMBH
    Inventors: James HEYES, Richard J. HOLLAND, Mark WOOD, Alan D. MARTIN, Christine ESAU, Margrit SCHWARZ, Xin YE, Alice Hoy Lam LI, Christopher Justin PASETKA, David CROWE, Steven TYLER
  • Publication number: 20220288214
    Abstract: Provided herein are certain nucleic acids (e.g., double stranded siRNA molecules), as well as conjugates that comprise a targeting moiety, a double stranded siRNA, and optional linking groups. Certain embodiments also provide synthetic methods useful for preparing the conjugates. He conjugates are useful to treat certain diseases, such as acromegaly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: GENEVANT SCIENCES GMBH
    Inventors: Drew KONDRATOWICZ, James HEYES, Richard J. HOLLAND, Christine ESAU, Kevin MCCLINTOCK, Christopher Justin PASETKA, Mark WOOD, Alan D. MARTIN, Margrit SCHWARZ, David CROWE, Steven TYLER
  • Patent number: 11427823
    Abstract: The invention provides certain nucleic acids (e.g., double stranded siRNA molecules), as well as conjugates that comprise a targeting moiety, a double stranded siRNA, and optional linking groups. Certain embodiments also provide synthetic methods useful for preparing the conjugates. The conjugates are useful to target therapeutic double stranded siRNA to the liver and to treat liver diseases including hepatitis (e.g. hepatitis B and hepatitis D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: ARBUTUS BIOPHARMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Heyes, Richard J. Holland, Adam Judge, Amy C. H. Lee, Alan D. Martin, Nicholas Michael Snead, Emily P. Thi, Mark Wood, Xin Ye
  • Publication number: 20220133636
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention provide a cationic lipid of formula (I): wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 are defined as described herein, as well as methods of making these lipids. Certain embodiments of the invention also provide nucleic acid-lipid particles comprising a cationic lipid of formula (I), methods of making the lipid particles, and methods of delivering and/or administering the lipid particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Michael J. ABRAMS, James HEYES, Richard J. HOLLAND, Kieu Mong LAM, Mark WOOD
  • Publication number: 20220062323
    Abstract: The invention provides conjugates that comprise a bivalent targeting moiety, a nucleic acid, and optional linking groups as well as synthetic intermediates and synthetic methods useful for preparing the conjugates, compositions comprising the bidentate targeting ligands and the conjugates, as well as methods for targeting therapeutic nucleic acids with the bidentate conjugates. The conjugates are useful to target therapeutic nucleic acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: ARBUTUS BIOPHARMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: James HEYES, Richard J. HOLLAND, Lorne Ralph PALMER, Mark WOOD
  • Publication number: 20220031847
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for delivering a nucleic acid to a cell or the cytosol of the target cell. The method includes contacting the cell with, 1) a membrane-destabilizing polymer; and 2) a nucleic acid conjugate. The nucleic acid conjugate includes a targeting ligand bound to an optional linker and a nucleic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: GENEVANT SCIENCES GMBH
    Inventors: James HEYES, Richard J. HOLLAND, Adam JUDGE, Kieu Mong LAM
  • Publication number: 20200407724
    Abstract: The invention provides certain nucleic acids (e.g., double stranded siRNA molecules), as well as conjugates that comprise a targeting moiety, a double stranded siRNA, and optional linking groups. Certain embodiments also provide synthetic methods useful for preparing the conjugates. The conjugates are useful to target therapeutic double stranded siRNA to the liver and to treat liver diseases including hepatitis (e.g. hepatitis B and hepatitis D).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: ARBUTUS BIOPHARMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: James HEYES, Richard J. HOLLAND, Adam JUDGE, Amy C. H. LEE, Alan D. MARTIN, Nicholas Michael SNEAD, Emily P. THI, Mark WOOD, Xin YE
  • Publication number: 20190160176
    Abstract: The invention provides conjugates that comprise a targeting moiety, a nucleic acid, and optional linking groups as well as synthetic intermediates and synthetic methods useful for preparing the conjugates. The conjugates are useful to target therapeutic nucleic acids to the liver and to treat liver diseases including hepatitis (e.g. hepatitis B and hepatitis D).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: ARBUTUS BIOPHARMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: James HEYES, Richard J. HOLLAND, Alan D. MARTIN, Mark WOOD
  • Patent number: 8916512
    Abstract: A surfactant component and a composition comprising the same are provided. The surfactant component comprises a first surfactant, a second surfactant, and water. The first surfactant comprises an alcohol alkoxylate having a high degree of alkoxylation of greater than 30 to 150. The first surfactant is present in an amount of from 1% to 50% by weight based on the total weight of the surfactant component. The second surfactant is present in an amount of at least 5% by weight based on the total weight of the surfactant component. Water is present in an amount of from 20% to 90% by weight based on the total weight of the surfactant component. The second surfactant enables higher concentrations of the first surfactant in water to be achieved without gelling than what has been accomplished to date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Richard J. Holland, Mary A. Kinsella, Mark Thompson
  • Publication number: 20130096047
    Abstract: A surfactant component and a composition comprising the same are provided. The surfactant component comprises a first surfactant, a second surfactant, and water. The first surfactant comprises an alcohol alkoxylate having a high degree of alkoxylation of greater than 30 to 150. The first surfactant is present in an amount of from 1% to 50% by weight based on the total weight of the surfactant component. The second surfactant is present in an amount of at least 5% by weight based on the total weight of the surfactant component. Water is present in an amount of from 20% to 90% by weight based on the total weight of the surfactant component. The second surfactant enables higher concentrations of the first surfactant in water to be achieved without gelling than what has been accomplished to date.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Richard J. Holland, Mary A. Kinsella, Mark Thompson
  • Patent number: 7671004
    Abstract: A cleaning composition comprises a first surfactant and a second surfactant. The first surfactant is of the general formula R1—O-(A)mH, wherein R1 is an aliphatic hydrocarbon having from 10 to 16 carbon atoms, A is an alkyleneoxy group, and subscript m is a positive number. The second surfactant is of the general formula R2—O—(B)nH, wherein R2 is an aliphatic hydrocarbon having from 12 to 15 carbon atoms, B is an alkyleneoxy group, and subscript n is a positive number. The cleaning composition has an average degree of alkoxylation of from about 3 to about 8 moles and an excess of the first surfactant relative to said second surfactant. The cleaning composition can further comprise a third surfactant in addition to the first and second surfactants. If employed, the third surfactant typically can comprise a linear alkyl sulfonate (LAS) and/or an alkyl ether sulfate (AES).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengeselschaft
    Inventors: Richard J. Holland, Jesse Jefferis, Kathleen M. Guiney, Brian J. Betke
  • Publication number: 20080188396
    Abstract: A cleaning composition comprises a first surfactant and a second surfactant. The first surfactant is of the general formula R1-O-(A)mH, wherein R1 is an aliphatic hydrocarbon having from 10 to 16 carbon atoms, A is an alkyleneoxy group, and subscript m is a positive number. The second surfactant is of the general formula R2 -O-(B)nH, wherein R2 is an aliphatic hydrocarbon having from 12 to 15 carbon atoms, B is an alkyleneoxy group, and subscript n is a positive number. The cleaning composition has an average degree of alkoxylation of from about 3 to about 8 moles and an excess of the first surfactant relative to said second surfactant. The cleaning composition can further comprise a third surfactant in addition to the first and second surfactants. If employed, the third surfactant typically can comprise a linear alkyl sulfonate (LAS) and/or an alkyl ether sulfate (AES).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Richard J. Holland, Jesse Jefferis, Kathleen M. Guiney, Brian J. Betke
  • Patent number: 6492317
    Abstract: Hard surface cleaning formulations include an associative thickener and a blend of at least two nonionic surfactants selected from the group consisting of ethoxylated alcohols and ethoxylated fatty acids. The formulations exhibit an advantageously high foam volume of at least about 150 cc when a 100 ml aqueous solution containing about 0.1 wt. % of the formulation is agitated at 2,500 rpm for a cumulative agitation period of about 1200 seconds. The formulations also exhibit satisfactory foam stability sufficient to clean at least about 25 plates (ASTM D4009-92). Preferably, the associative thickener is the reaction product of a C6 or greater epoxide compound with a polyoxyalkylene polyol. The ethoxylated alcohols and ethoxylated fatty acids each most preferably contain C8 to C18 carbon chains which are ethoxylated with between about 3 to about 20 moles of ethylene oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Charles O. Kerobo, Michael C. Welch, Richard J. Holland, Susanne M. Gessner, Sonia J. Patterson, Chacji Thankachan
  • Patent number: 6455486
    Abstract: Cleaning formulations and methods are provided by which solid deposition is inhibited on hydrophobic hard surfaces typically encountered in bathroom and outdoor environments without detrimentally affecting the appearance of such surfaces. The formulations most preferably include an aqueous mixture of an organically solvated nonionic copolymer, a polyacrylic acid homopolymer and a nonionic surfactant. Optionally, a hydrotrope may also be present in the formulation. Most preferably, the formulations of this invention have a pH between about 4.0 to about 7.0, most preferably around neutral (i.e., about 7.0).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Charles O. Kerobo, Michael C. Welch, Richard J. Holland, Sonia J. Patterson, Suzanne M. Gessner
  • Patent number: 6342206
    Abstract: There is provided according to the present invention an aqueous gel composition, comprising a) an ethoxylated polyhydric alcohol which comprises a reaction product of an alcohol having 3 to 6 hydroxy groups with ethylene oxide; and b) a gelling agent selected from the group consisting of a polyoxyethylene/polyoxypropylene/polyoxyethylene triblock surfactant having a molecular weight of from 4,000 to 16,000, and wherein the weight of the polyoxyethylene blocks is from 55% to 90% of the weight of the triblock surfactant; a crosslinked polyacrylic thickener; cellulose derivatives; hydrated silicas; and mixtures thereof. When the gelling agent is the triblock surfactants, the ethoxylated polyhydric alcohol comprises the reaction product of the polyhydric alcohol and up to 5 mole equivalents of ethylene oxide per mole equivalent of hydroxyl group in the alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Inventors: Sridhar Gopalkrishnan, Richard J. Holland, James S. Dailey, Kathleen M. Guiney
  • Patent number: 6342474
    Abstract: There is provided an aqueous hard surface cleaning composition comprising a) a water soluble organic solvent; b) a nonionic surfactant selected from the group consisting of an alcohol alkoxylate, an alcohol block alkoxylate, a polyxyethylene polyoxypropylene block surfactant, and mixtures thereof; and c) an effective amount up to about 5% by weight of a cleaning auxiliary selected from the group consisting of methylglycine diacetic acid, hydroxyethyl ethylenediamine triacetic acid, diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid, ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid, nitilotriacetic acid, salts thereof, and mixtures thereof; and d) optionally, a thickening agent. The compositions are useful for cleaning hard surfaces with a minimum of wiping and scrubbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Charles O. Kerobo, Richard J. Holland, Michael C. Welch, Suzanne M. Gessner, Sonia J. Patterson
  • Patent number: 6315835
    Abstract: Cleaning formulations and methods are provided by which solid deposition is inhibited on hydrophobic hard surfaces typically encountered in bathroom and outdoor environments without detrimentally affecting the appearance of such surfaces. The formulations most preferably include an aqueous mixture of an organically solvated nonionic copolymer, a polyacrylic acid homopolymer and a nonionic surfactant. Optionally, a hydrotrope may also be present in the formulation. Most preferably, the formulations of this invention have a pH between about 4.0 to about 7.0, most preferably around neutral (i.e., about 7.0).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Charles O. Kerobo, Michael C. Welch, Richard J. Holland, Sonia J. Patterson, Suzanne M. Gessner
  • Patent number: 6271191
    Abstract: There is provided a hard surface cleaning composition comprising: (a) a water soluble organic solvent; (b) an anionic surfactant which comprises the reaction product of maleic acid, fumaric acid, itaconic acid, or a mixture thereof and at least one selected poly(oxyalkylated) polyol or epoxy-capped poly(oxyalkylated) polyol in the presence of a peroxy-type free radical initiator to form a carboxylic group containing addition product,; and (c) a third component comprising a chelating agent or a nonionic surfactant selected from the group consisting of alcohol alkoxylates, alcohol block alkoxylates, polyoxyethylene polyoxypropylene block surfactants, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Charles O. Kerobo, Richard J. Holland, Michael C. Welch, Suzanne M. Gessner, Sonia J. Patterson
  • Patent number: 5919830
    Abstract: A stable non-aqueous carrier for personal care compositions comprising:a) about 80-98% by weight of a liquid polyoxyalkylene glycol of MW=3000-100000;b) about 2-20% by weight of a non-ionic solid triblock EO/PO/EO copolymer of MW=8500-25,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Inventors: Sridhar Gopalkrishnan, Richard J. Holland, Kathleen M. Guiney
  • Patent number: 5863521
    Abstract: The present invention relates to liquid polyoxyalkylene compounds having improved flowability characteristics useful in a variety of industrial and personal care applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony G. Schaefer, Sridhar Gopalkrishnan, Jay G. Otten, Richard J. Holland