Patents by Inventor Richard Leslie Edelson

Richard Leslie Edelson 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: 20190017025
    Abstract: Methods are provided for treating blood monocytes to produce functional antigen presenting dendritic cells. An extracorporeal quantity of a subject's blood is treated to separate the blood and produce a leukocyte concentrate comprising monocytes and plasma containing proteins. The leukocyte concentrate comprising monocytes and plasma containing proteins is pumped through a plastic treatment device, such as a photopheresis device. The resulting treated cells may be incubated for a sufficient period of time to allow the monocytes to form dendritic cells, or the treated cells may be reinfused directly to the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Leslie Edelson
  • Patent number: 10087418
    Abstract: Methods are provided for treating blood monocytes to produce functional antigen presenting dendritic cells. An extracorporeal quantity of a subject's blood is treated to separate the blood and produce a leukocyte concentrate comprising monocytes and plasma containing proteins. The leukocyte concentrate comprising monocytes and plasma containing proteins is pumped through a plastic treatment device, such as a photopheresis device. The resulting treated cells may be incubated for a sufficient period of time to allow the monocytes to form dendritic cells, or the treated cells may be reinfused directly to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: YALE UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Richard Leslie Edelson
  • Publication number: 20160194606
    Abstract: Methods are provided for treating blood monocytes to produce functional antigen presenting dendritic cells. An extracorporeal quantity of a subject's blood is treated to separate the blood and produce a leukocyte concentrate comprising monocytes and plasma containing proteins. The leukocyte concentrate comprising monocytes and plasma containing proteins is pumped through a plastic treatment device, such as a photopheresis device. The resulting treated cells may be incubated for a sufficient period of time to allow the monocytes to form dendritic cells, or the treated cells may be reinfused directly to the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventor: Richard Leslie Edelson
  • Patent number: 9321991
    Abstract: Methods are provided for treating blood monocytes to produce functional antigen presenting dendritic cells. An extracorporeal quantity of a subject's blood is treated to separate the blood into a plasma component containing proteins, a platelet component and a buffy coat component. A plastic treatment device is provided having plastic channels that allow transmittance of light to the interior of the plastic device and a light source that produces light of a wave length selected to activate the photoactivatable agent. The plasma component containing proteins is first pumped through the plastic treatment device, followed by the platelet component and finally the buffy coat component. The resulting treated cells may be incubated or reinfused directly to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Yale University
    Inventor: Richard Leslie Edelson
  • Publication number: 20130323710
    Abstract: Methods are provided for treating blood monocytes to produce functional antigen presenting dendritic cells. An extracorporeal quantity of a subject's blood is treated to separate the blood into a plasma component containing proteins, a platelet component and a buffy coat component. A plastic treatment device is provided having plastic channels that allow transmittance of light to the interior of the plastic device and a light source that produces light of a wave length selected to activate the photoactivatable agent. The plasma component containing proteins is first pumped through the plastic treatment device, followed by the platelet component and finally the buffy coat component. The resulting treated cells may be incubated or reinfused directly to the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Yale University
    Inventor: Richard Leslie Edelson
  • Patent number: 8524495
    Abstract: Methods are provided for treating blood monocytes to produce functional antigen presenting dendritic cells. An extracorporeal quantity of a subject's blood is treated to separate the blood into a plasma component containing proteins, a platelet component and a buffy coat component. A plastic treatment device is provided having plastic channels that allow transmittance of light to the interior of the plastic device and a light source that produces light of a wave length selected to activate the photoactivatable agent. The plasma component containing proteins is first pumped through the plastic treatment device, followed by the platelet component and finally the buffy coat component. The resulting treated cells may be incubated or reinfused directly to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Yale University
    Inventor: Richard Leslie Edelson
  • Patent number: 8231868
    Abstract: Methods are provided for suppressing the immune system response in recipients of transplanted organs, tissues or cells. An extracorporeal quantity of blood from the intended transplant recipient is treated to induce monocytes contained in the blood to differentiate and form dendritic cells. The maturation of the dendritic cells is truncated at a stage where the dendritic cells can inactivate T cell clones which would otherwise generate an undesired immune system response. The immature dendritic cells can be directly administered to the transplant recipient, or the dendritic cells can be co-incubated with the bone marrow or stem cell preparation, prior to transplantation, in order to suppress or eliminate anti-recipient donor T cells contaminating the bone marrow or stem cell preparation. The methods can be used to suppress graft versus host disease in recipients of transplanted bone marrow or stem cells, or to suppress rejection of transplanted organs or tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Yale University
    Inventors: Richard Leslie Edelson, Carole Berger, Michael Girardi
  • Patent number: 7988951
    Abstract: Transimmunization methods incorporating skin immunologic challenges are described for either selectively suppressing the immune response of recipients of transplanted tissue or cells or monitoring induced anti-cancer immunity. In one embodiment, skin from the transplant donor is allografted to the transplant recipient to induce an immunological response to the transplanted skin. A quantity of blood is taken from the recipient and treated to render the T cells in the blood apoptotic and to induce differentiation of blood monocytes into dendritic cells. The treated blood is incubated and administered to the recipient to induce formation of suppressor T cell clones which reduce the number of T cells attacking the transplanted tissue or organ. This tolerogenic approach can be complemented by also feeding the immature dendritic cells apoptotic or necrotic cells from the organ donor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Yale University
    Inventor: Richard Leslie Edelson
  • Publication number: 20100267137
    Abstract: Methods are provided for treating blood monocytes to produce functional antigen presenting dendritic cells. An extracorporeal quantity of a subject's blood is treated to separate the blood into a plasma component containing proteins, a platelet component and a buffy coat component. A plastic treatment device is provided having plastic channels that allow transmittance of light to the interior of the plastic device and a light source that produces light of a wave length selected to activate the photoactivatable agent. The plasma component containing proteins is first pumped through the plastic treatment device, followed by the platelet component and finally the buffy coat component. The resulting treated cells may be incubated or reinfused directly to the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Richard Leslie Edelson
  • Publication number: 20100209409
    Abstract: Methods are provided for suppressing the immune system response in recipients of transplanted organs, tissues or cells. An extracorporeal quantity of blood from the intended transplant recipient is treated to induce monocytes contained in the blood to differentiate and form dendritic cells. The maturation of the dendritic cells is truncated at a stage where the dendritic cells can inactivate T cell clones which would otherwise generate an undesired immune system response. The immature dendritic cells can be directly administered to the transplant recipient, or the dendritic cells can be co-incubated with the bone marrow or stem cell preparation, prior to transplantation, in order to suppress or eliminate anti-recipient donor T cells contaminating the bone marrow or stem cell preparation. The methods can be used to suppress graft versus host disease in recipients of transplanted bone marrow or stem cells, or to suppress rejection of transplanted organs or tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Richard Leslie Edelson, Carole Berger, Michael Girardi
  • Publication number: 20100183735
    Abstract: Transimmunization methods incorporating skin immunologic challenges are described for either selectively suppressing the immune response of recipients of transplanted tissue or cells or monitoring induced anti-cancer immunity. In one embodiment, skin from the transplant donor is allografted to the transplant recipient to induce an immunological response to the transplanted skin. A quantity of blood is taken from the recipient and treated to render the T cells in the blood apoptotic and to induce differentiation of blood monocytes into dendritic cells. The treated blood is incubated and administered to the recipient to induce formation of suppressor T cell clones which reduce the number of T cells attacking the transplanted tissue or organ. This tolerogenic approach can be complemented by also feeding the immature dendritic cells apoptotic or necrotic cells from the organ donor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventor: Richard Leslie Edelson
  • Patent number: 7727523
    Abstract: Methods are provided for suppressing the immune system response in recipients of transplanted organs, tissues or cells. An extracorporeal quantity of blood from the intended transplant recipient is treated to induce monocytes contained in the blood to differentiate and form dendritic cells. The maturation of the dendritic cells is truncated at a stage where the dendritic cells can inactivate T cell clones which would otherwise generate an undesired immune system response. The immature dendritic cells can be directly administered to the transplant recipient, or the dendritic cells can be co-incubated with the bone marrow or stem cell preparation, prior to transplantation, in order to suppress or eliminate anti-recipient donor T cells contaminating the bone marrow or stem cell preparation. The methods can be used to suppress graft versus host disease in recipients of transplanted bone marrow or stem cells, or to suppress rejection of transplanted organs or tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Yale University
    Inventors: Richard Leslie Edelson, Carole Berger, Michael Girardi
  • Patent number: 7625557
    Abstract: Transimmunization methods incorporating skin immunologic challenges are described for either selectively suppressing the immune response of recipients of transplanted tissue or cells or monitoring induced anti-cancer immunity. In one embodiment, skin from the transplant donor is allografted to the transplant recipient to induce an immunological response to the transplanted skin. A quantity of blood is taken from the recipient and treated to render the T cells in the blood apoptotic and to induce differentiation of blood monocytes into dendritic cells. The treated blood is incubated and administered to the recipient to induce formation of suppressor T cell clones which reduce the number of T cells attacking the transplanted tissue or organ. This tolerogenic approach can be complemented by also feeding the immature dendritic cells apoptotic or necrotic cells from the organ donor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Yale University
    Inventor: Richard Leslie Edelson
  • Patent number: 7109031
    Abstract: A method for inducing differentiation of monocytes contained in an extracorporeal quantity of a subject's blood into functional dendritic antigen presenting cells is provided. The monocytes are induced to differentiate into dendritic cells by activation forces resulting from flow of the monocytes through a treatment apparatus having plastic channels. The interior surface of the plastic channel may be modified to increase the available surface area for interaction with blood monocytes. Platelets and serum protein may be removed from the blood prior to treatment to reduce or eliminate contamination of the plastic channel by these blood components. Functional dendritic cells generated from induced monocytes are incubated together with apoptotic or inactivated disease effector agents to enhance the presentation of at least one disease-causing antigen expressed by the disease effector agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Yale University
    Inventors: Richard Leslie Edelson, Carole Berger, Douglas Hanlon, Michael Girardi
  • Publication number: 20030219420
    Abstract: A method for inducing differentiation of monocytes contained in an extracorporeal quantity of a subject's blood into functional dendritic antigen presenting cells is provided. The monocytes are induced to differentiate into dendritic cells by activation forces resulting from flow of the monocytes through a treatment apparatus having plastic channels. The interior surface of the plastic channel may be modified to increase the available surface area for interaction with blood monocytes. Platelets and serum protein may be removed from the blood prior to treatment to reduce or eliminate contamination of the plastic channel by these blood components. Functional dendritic cells generated from induced monocytes are incubated together with apoptotic or inactivated disease effector agents to enhance the presentation of at least one disease-causing antigen expressed by the disease effector agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventors: Richard Leslie Edelson, Carole Berger, Douglas Hanlon, Michael Girardi
  • Patent number: 6607722
    Abstract: A method for inducing differentiation of monocytes contained in an extracorporeal quantity of a subject's blood into functional dendritic antigen presenting cells is provided. The monocytes are first treated by exposure to physical perturbation, irradiation in the presence of a photoactivatable agent capable of forming photoadducts with cellular DNA components, and/or treatment with a DNA binding agent. The treated monocytes are then incubated for a period of time sufficient to maximize the number of functional dendritic cells in the treated cell population. Functional dendritic cells generated from induced monocytes are incubated together with disease effector agents to enhance the presentation of at least one disease-causing antigen expressed by the disease effector agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Inventors: Richard Leslie Edelson, Carole Berger
  • Publication number: 20030133914
    Abstract: Methods are provided for suppressing the immune system response in recipients of transplanted organs, tissues or cells. An extracorporeal quantity of blood from the intended transplant recipient is treated to induce monocytes contained in the blood to differentiate and form dendritic cells. The maturation of the dendritic cells is truncated at a stage where the dendritic cells can inactivate T cell clones which would otherwise generate an undesired immune system response. The immature dendritic cells can be directly administered to the transplant recipient, or the dendritic cells can be co-incubated with the bone marrow or stem cell preparation, prior to transplantation, in order to suppress or eliminate anti-recipient donor T cells contaminating the bone marrow or stem cell preparation. The methods can be used to suppress graft versus host disease in recipients of transplanted bone marrow or stem cells, or to suppress rejection of transplanted organs or tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventors: Richard Leslie Edelson, Carole Berger, Michael Girardi
  • Publication number: 20030059426
    Abstract: Transimmunization methods incorporating skin immunologic challenges are described for either selectively suppressing the immune response of recipients of transplanted tissue or cells or monitoring induced anti-cancer immunity. In one embodiment, skin from the transplant donor is allografted to the transplant recipient to induce an immunological response to the transplanted skin. A quantity of blood is taken from the recipient and treated to render the T cells in the blood apoptotic and to induce differentiation of blood monocytes into dendritic cells. The treated blood is incubated and administered to the recipient to induce formation of suppressor T cell clones which reduce the number of T cells attacking the transplanted tissue or organ. This tolerogenic approach can be complemented by also feeding the immature dendritic cells apoptotic or necrotic cells from the organ donor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventor: Richard Leslie Edelson
  • Patent number: 6524855
    Abstract: A method for inducing differentiation of monocytes contained in an extracorporeal quantity of a subject's blood into functional dendritic antigen presenting cells is provided. The monocytes are first treated by exposure to physical perturbation, irradiation in the presence of a photoactivatable agent capable of forming photoadducts with cellular DNA components, and/or treatment with a DNA binding agent. The treated monocytes are then incubated for a period of time sufficient to maximize the number of functional dendritic cells in the treated cell population. Functional dendritic cells generated from induced monocytes are incubated together with disease effector agents to enhance the presentation of at least one disease-causing antigen expressed by the disease effector agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Inventors: Richard Leslie Edelson, Carole Berger
  • Publication number: 20020114793
    Abstract: A method for inducing differentiation of monocytes contained in an extracorporeal quantity of a subject's blood into functional dendritic antigen presenting cells is provided. The monocytes are induced to differentiate into dendritic cells by activation forces resulting from flow of the monocytes through a plastic channel, such as the plastic channel in a conventional photopheresis apparatus. Functional dendritic cells generated from induced monocytes are incubated together with apoptotic or inactivated disease effector agents to enhance the presentation of at least one disease-causing antigen expressed by the disease effector agents. Compositions including dendritic cells derived from induced monocytes and compositions including such dendritic cells incubated with disease effector agents are also provided for use in immunotherapeutic treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventors: Richard Leslie Edelson, Carole Berger, Douglas Hanlon