Patents by Inventor Stephen S. Whitehead

Stephen S. Whitehead 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: 20210069317
    Abstract: The present invention relates to attenuated, immunogenic West Nile virus chimeras built on a dengue virus backbone for the production of immunogenic, live, attenuated West Nile virus vaccines,
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicants: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Dept. of Health and Human Services, The Government of the United States, as Represented by The Secretary of The Army
    Inventors: Alexander G. Pletnev, Joseph R. Putnak, Robert M. Chanock, Brian R. Murphy, Stephen S. Whitehead, Joseph E. Blaney
  • Patent number: 10869920
    Abstract: The present invention relates to attenuated, immunogenic West Nile virus chimeras built on a dengue virus backbone for the production of immunogenic, live, attenuated West Nile virus vaccines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by The Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, The Government of the United States, as represented by The Secretary of The Army
    Inventors: Alexander G. Pletnev, Joseph R. Putnak, Robert M. Chanock, Brian R. Murphy, Stephen S. Whitehead, Joseph E. Blaney
  • Publication number: 20200392469
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dengue virus tetravalent vaccine containing a common 30 nucleotide deletion (?30) in the 3?-untranslated region of the genome of dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4, or antigenic chimeric dengue viruses of serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Dept. of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Stephen S. Whitehead, Brian R. Murphy, Lewis Markoff, Barry Falgout, Joseph Blaney, Kathryn Hanley, Ching-Juh Lai
  • Patent number: 10837003
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dengue virus tetravalent vaccine containing a common 30 nucleotide deletion (?30) in the 3?-untranslated region of the genome of dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4, or antigenic chimeric dengue viruses of serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Stephen S. Whitehead, Brian R. Murphy, Lewis Markoff, Barry Falgout, Joseph Blaney, Kathryn Hanley, Ching-Juh Lai
  • Publication number: 20200318083
    Abstract: The invention is related to a dengue virus or chimeric dengue virus that contains a mutation in the 3? untranslated region (3?-UTR) comprising a ?30 mutation that removes the TL-2 homologous structure in each of the dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4, and nucleotides additional to the ?30 mutation deleted from the 3?-UTR that removes sequence in the 5? direction as far as the 5? boundary of the TL-3 homologous structure in each of the dengue serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4, or a replacement of the 3?-UTR of a dengue virus of a first serotype with the 3?-UTR of a dengue virus of a second serotype, optionally containing the ?30 mutation and nucleotides additional to the ?30 mutation deleted from the 3?-UTR; and immunogenic compositions, methods of inducing an immune response, and methods of producing a dengue virus or chimeric dengue virus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: The Government of the USA as represented by the Secretary, Dept. of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Stephen S. Whitehead, Joseph E. Blaney, Brian R. Murphy, Ching-Juh Lai
  • Patent number: 10724007
    Abstract: The invention is related to a dengue virus or chimeric dengue virus that contains a mutation in the 3? untranslated region (3?-UTR) comprising a ?30 mutation that removes the TL-2 homologous structure in each of the dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4, and nucleotides additional to the ?30 mutation deleted from the 3?-UTR that removes sequence in the 5? direction as far as the 5? boundary of the TL-3 homologous structure in each of the dengue serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4, or a replacement of the 3?-UTR of a dengue virus of a first serotype with the 3?-UTR of a dengue virus of a second serotype, optionally containing the ?30 mutation and nucleotides additional to the ?30 mutation deleted from the 3?-UTR; and immunogenic compositions, methods of inducing an immune response, and methods of producing a dengue virus or chimeric dengue virus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Stephen S. Whitehead, Joseph E. Blaney, Brian R. Murphy, Ching-Juh Lai
  • Publication number: 20200147202
    Abstract: The invention relates to vaccine compositions including CEV serogroup immunogens, attenuated and inactivated viruses of the CEV serogroup and chimeric Bunyaviridae. Also disclosed are methods of treating or preventing CEV serogroup infection in a mammalian host, methods of producing a subunit vaccine composition or an immunogenic composition, isolated polynucleotides comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a CEV serogroup immunogen, methods for detecting La Crosse virus (LACV) infection in a biological sample and infectious chimeric Bunyaviridae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Dept.of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Stephen S. Whitehead, Richard S. Bennett, Brian R. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20200085939
    Abstract: A menu of mutations was developed that is useful in fine-tuning the attenuation and growth characteristics of dengue virus vaccines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Dept. of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Stephen S. Whitehead, Brian R. Murphy, Kathryn A. Hanley, Joseph E. Blaney, Ching-Juh Lai
  • Patent number: 10561724
    Abstract: The invention relates to vaccine compositions including CEV serogroup immunogens, attenuated and inactivated viruses of the CEV serogroup and chimeric Bunyaviridae. Also disclosed are methods of treating or preventing CEV serogroup infection in a mammalian host, methods of producing a subunit vaccine composition or an immunogenic composition, isolated polynucleotides comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a CEV serogroup immunogen, methods for detecting La Crosse virus (LACV) infection in a biological sample and infectious chimeric Bunyaviridae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Stephen S. Whitehead, Richard S. Bennett, Brian R. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20200030435
    Abstract: The present invention relates to attenuated, immunogenic West Nile virus chimeras built on a dengue virus backbone for the production of immunogenic, live, attenuated West Nile virus vaccines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicants: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Dept. of Health and Human Services, The Government of the United States, as Represented by The Secretary of The Army
    Inventors: Alexander G. Pletnev, Joseph R. Putnak, Robert M. Chanock, Brian R. Murphy, Stephen S. Whitehead, Joseph E. Blaney
  • Patent number: 10500264
    Abstract: A menu of mutations was developed that is useful in fine-tuning the attenuation and growth characteristics of dengue virus vaccines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Stephen S. Whitehead, Brian R. Murphy, Kathryn A. Hanley, Joseph E. Blaney, Ching-Juh Lai
  • Patent number: 10456461
    Abstract: The present invention relates to attenuated, immunogenic West Nile virus chimeras built on a dengue virus backbone for the production of immunogenic, live, attenuated West Nile virus vaccines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of The Army
    Inventors: Alexander G. Pletnev, Joseph R. Putnak, Robert M. Chanock, Brian R. Murphy, Stephen S. Whitehead, Joseph E. Blaney
  • Publication number: 20190194260
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to attenuated Zika viruses and vaccines, attenuated chimeric Zika viruses and vaccines, and to multivalent immunogenic compositions comprising Zika vaccines and vaccines to other flaviviruses. The chimeric Zika viruses includes a first nucleotide sequence encoding at least one structural protein from a Zika virus (ZIKV), a second nucleotide sequence encoding at least one nonstructural protein from a first flavivirus, and a third nucleotide sequence of a 3? untranslated region from a second flavivirus. The multivalent immunogenic compositions comprise an attenuated ZIKV vaccine or an attenuated chimeric ZIKV vaccine (or their combination) together with one or more of a first attenuated virus that is immunogenic against dengue serotype 1, a second attenuated virus that is immunogenic against dengue serotype 2, a third attenuated virus that is immunogenic against dengue serotype 3, and a fourth attenuated virus that is immunogenic against dengue serotype 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicants: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Dept. of Health and Human Services, The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Stephen S. Whitehead, Sara E. Woodson, Anna P. Durbin, Alexander G. Pletnev, Konstantin A. Tsetsarkin
  • Publication number: 20190117762
    Abstract: The invention relates to vaccine compositions including CEV serogroup immunogens, attenuated and inactivated viruses of the CEV serogroup and chimeric Bunyaviridae. Also disclosed are methods of treating or preventing CEV serogroup infection in a mammalian host, methods of producing a subunit vaccine composition or an immunogenic composition, isolated polynucleotides comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a CEV serogroup immunogen, methods for detecting La Crosse virus (LACV) infection in a biological sample and infectious chimeric Bunyaviridae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Dept.of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Stephen S. Whitehead, Richard S. Bennett, Brian R. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20190119654
    Abstract: The invention is related to a dengue virus or chimeric dengue virus that contains a mutation in the 3? untranslated region (3?-UTR) comprising a ?30 mutation that removes the TL-2 homologous structure in each of the dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4, and nucleotides additional to the ?30 mutation deleted from the 3?-UTR that removes sequence in the 5? direction as far as the 5? boundary of the TL-3 homologous structure in each of the dengue serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4, or a replacement of the 3?-UTR of a dengue virus of a first serotype with the 3?-UTR of a dengue virus of a second serotype, optionally containing the ?30 mutation and nucleotides additional to the ?30 mutation deleted from the 3?-UTR; and immunogenic compositions, methods of inducing an immune response, and methods of producing a dengue virus or chimeric dengue virus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: The Government of the USA as represented by the Secretary, Dept. of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Stephen S. Whitehead, Joseph E. Blaney, Brian R. Murphy, Ching-Juh Lai
  • Patent number: 10206995
    Abstract: The invention relates to vaccine compositions including CEV serogroup immunogens, attenuated and inactivated viruses of the CEV serogroup and chimeric Bunyaviridae. Also disclosed are methods of treating or preventing CEV serogroup infection in a mammalian host, methods of producing a subunit vaccine composition or an immunogenic composition, isolated polynucleotides comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a CEV serogroup immunogen, methods for detecting La Crosse virus (LACV) infection in a biological sample and infectious chimeric Bunyaviridae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Stephen S. Whitehead, Richard S. Bennett, Brian R. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20180369358
    Abstract: The present invention relates to attenuated, immunogenic West Nile virus chimeras built on a dengue virus backbone for the production of immunogenic, live, attenuated West Nile virus vaccines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicants: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Dept. of Health and Human Services, The Government of the United States, as Represented by The Secretary of The Army
    Inventors: Alexander G. Pletnev, Joseph R. Putnak, Robert M. Chanock, Brian R. Murphy, Stephen S. Whitehead, Joseph E. Blaney
  • Patent number: 10160957
    Abstract: The invention is related to a dengue virus or chimeric dengue virus that contains a mutation in the 3? untranslated region (3?-UTR) comprising a ?30 mutation that removes the TL-2 homologous structure in each of the dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4, and nucleotides additional to the ?30 mutation deleted from the 3?-UTR that removes sequence in the 5? direction as far as the 5? boundary of the TL-3 homologous structure in each of the dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4, or a replacement of the 3?-UTR of a dengue virus of a first serotype with the 3?-UTR of a dengue virus of a second serotype, optionally containing the ?30 mutation and nucleotides additional to the ?30 mutation deleted from the 3?-UTR; and immunogenic compositions, methods of inducing an immune response, and methods of producing a dengue virus or chimeric dengue virus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Stephen S. Whitehead, Joseph E. Blaney, Brian R. Murphy, Ching-Juh Lai
  • Patent number: 10058602
    Abstract: The present invention relates to attenuated, immunogenic West Nile virus chimeras built on a dengue virus backbone for the production of immunogenic, live, attenuated West Nile virus vaccines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health & Human Services, The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
    Inventors: Alexander G. Pletnev, Joseph R. Putnak, Robert M. Chanock, Brian R. Murphy, Stephen S. Whitehead, Joseph E. Blaney
  • Publication number: 20180171308
    Abstract: The invention is related to a dengue virus or chimeric dengue virus that contains a mutation in the 3? untranslated region (3?-UTR) comprising a ?30 mutation that removes the TL-2 homologous structure in each of the dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4, and nucleotides additional to the ?30 mutation deleted from the 3?-UTR that removes sequence in the 5? direction as far as the 5? boundary of the TL-3 homologous structure in each of the dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4, or a replacement of the 3?-UTR of a dengue virus of a first serotype with the 3?-UTR of a dengue virus of a second serotype, optionally containing the ?30 mutation and nucleotides additional to the ?30 mutation deleted from the 3?-UTR; and immunogenic compositions, methods of inducing an immune response, and methods of producing a dengue virus or chimeric dengue virus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen S. Whitehead, Joseph E. Blaney, Brian R. Murphy, Ching-Juh Lai