Patents by Inventor Torsten Hoffmann

Torsten Hoffmann 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: 8802773
    Abstract: The present invention is directed compositions for delivery of RNA interference (RNAi) polynucleotides to cells in vivo. The compositions comprise amphipathic membrane active polyamines reversibly modified with enzyme cleavable dipeptide-amidobenzyl-carbonate masking agents. Modification masks membrane activity of the polymer while reversibility provides physiological responsiveness. The reversibly modified polyamines (dynamic polyconjugate or DPC) are further covalently linked to an RNAi polynucleotide or co-administered with a targeted RNAi polynucleotide-targeting molecule conjugate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Arrowhead Madison Inc.
    Inventors: David B Rozema, David L Lewis, Darren H Wakefield, Eric A Kitas, Philipp Hadwiger, Jon A Wolff, Ingo Roehl, Peter Mohr, Torsten Hoffmann, Kerstin Jahn-Hofmann, Hans Martin Mueller, Guenther Ott, Andrei V Blokhin, Jeffrey C Carlson, Jonathan D Benson
  • Publication number: 20140135381
    Abstract: The invention provides novel compounds and conjugates of these compounds useful for the delivery of biologically active substances. Further novel design criteria for chemically stabilized siRNA particular useful when covalently attached to a delivery polymer to achieve in vivo mRNA knock down are disclosed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Philipp Hadwiger, Torsten Hoffmann, Kerstin Jahn-Hofmann, Eric A. Kitas, David L. Lewis, Peter Mohr, Hans Martin Mueller, Guenther Ott, Ingo Roehl, David B. Rozema
  • Publication number: 20140135380
    Abstract: The invention provides use of novel compounds for delivery of nucleic acids, and conjugates of these compounds with nucleic acids. Further novel design criteria for chemically stabilized siRNA particular useful when covalently attached to said compounds and co-administered with a delivery polymer to achieve mRNA knock down in vivo are disclosed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Philipp Hadwiger, Torsten Hoffmann, Kerstin Jahn-Hofmann, Eric A. Kitas, David L. Lewis, Peter Mohr, Hans Martin Mueller, Guenther Ott, Ingo Roehl, David B. Rozema
  • Patent number: 8685664
    Abstract: Novel physiological substrates of mammalian glutaminyl cyclase (QC, EC 2.3.2.5), new effectors of QC, methods for screening for such effectors, and the use of such effectors and pharmaceutical compositions comprising such effectors for the treatment of conditions that can be treated by modulation of QC-activity. Preferred compositions additionally comprise inhibitors of DP IV or DP IV-like enzymes for the treatment or alleviation of conditions that can be treated by modulation of QC- and DP IV-activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Probiodrug AG
    Inventors: Hans-Ulrich Demuth, Torsten Hoffmann, Andre Johannes Niestroj, Stephan Schilling, Ulrich Heiser
  • Publication number: 20140065095
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel pyrrolidine derivatives of formula (I): wherein R1, R2 and R3 are as defined herein, as inhibitors of glutaminyl cyclase (QC, EC 2.3.2.5). QC catalyzes the intramolecular cyclization of N-terminal glutamine residues into pyroglutamic acid (5-oxo-prolyl, pGlu*) under liberation of ammonia and the intramolecular cyclization of N-terminal glutamate residues into pyroglutamic acid under liberation of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Ulrich Heiser, Daniel Ramsbeck, Robert Sommer, Antje Meyer, Torsten Hoffmann, Livia Boehme, Hans-Ulrich Demuth
  • Publication number: 20130281658
    Abstract: The present invention is directed compositions for targeted delivery of RNA interference (RNAi) polynucleotides to hepatocytes in vivo. Targeted RNAi polynucleotides are administered together with co-targeted melittin delivery peptides. Delivery peptides provide membrane penetration function for movement of the RNAi polynucleotides from outside the cell to inside the cell. Reversible modification provides physiological responsiveness to the delivery peptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: David B Rozema, David L Lewis, Darren Wakefield, Eric Kitas, Philipp Hadwiger, Jon Wolff, Ingo Röhl, Peter Mohr, Torsten Hoffmann, Kerstin Jahn-Hofmann, Hans Martin Mueller, Günther Ott, Andrei V Blokhin, Jonathan D Benson, Jeffrey C Carlson
  • Patent number: 8541596
    Abstract: Novel heterocyclic derivatives as inhibitors of glutaminyl cyclase (QC, EC 2.3.2.5). QC catalyzes the intramolecular cyclization of N-terminal glutamine residues into pyroglutamic acid (5-oxo-prolyl, pGlu*) under liberation of ammonia and the intramolecular cyclization of N-terminal glutamate residues into pyroglutamic acid under liberation of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Probiodrug AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Heiser, Daniel Ramsbeck, Torsten Hoffmann, Livia Boehme
  • Publication number: 20130245091
    Abstract: The present invention is directed compositions for targeted delivery of RNA interference (RNAi) polynucleotides to hepatocytes in vivo. Targeted RNAi polynucleotides are administered together with co-targeted delivery polymers. Delivery polymers provide membrane penetration function for movement of the RNAi polynucleotides from outside the cell to inside the cell. Reversible modification provides physiological responsiveness to the delivery polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: ARROWHEAD MADISON INC.
    Inventors: David B. Rozema, David L. Lewis, Darren H. Wakefield, Torsten Hoffmann, Eric A. Kitas, Peter Mohr, Philipp Hadwiger, Wilma Thuer, Linda Valis
  • Patent number: 8501930
    Abstract: The present invention is directed compositions for targeted delivery of RNA interference (RNAi) polynucleotides to hepatocytes in vivo. Targeted RNAi polynucleotides are administered together with co-targeted melittin delivery peptides. Delivery peptides provide membrane penetration function for movement of the RNAi polynucleotides from outside the cell to inside the cell. Reversible modification provides physiological responsiveness to the delivery peptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Arrowhead Madison Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Rozema, Darren H. Wakefield, David L. Lewis, Jon A. Wolff, Andrei V. Blokhin, Jonathan D. Benson, Jeffrey C. Carlson, Philipp Hadwiger, Eric A. Kitas, Torsten Hoffmann, Kerstin Jahn-Hofmann, Peter Mohr, Hans Martin Mueller, Guenther Ott, Ingo Roehl
  • Publication number: 20130190484
    Abstract: The present invention is directed compositions for delivery of RNA interference (RNAi) polynucleotides to cells in vivo. The compositions comprise amphipathic membrane active polyamines reversibly modified with enzyme cleavable dipeptide-amidobenzyl-carbonate masking agents. Modification masks membrane activity of the polymer while reversibility provides physiological responsiveness. The reversibly modified polyamines (dynamic polyconjugate or DPC) are further covalently linked to an RNAi polynucleotide or co-administered with a targeted RNAi polynucleotide-targeting molecule conjugate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: ARROWHEAD MADISON INC.
    Inventors: David Rozema, David Lewis, Darren Wakefield, Eric Kitas, Philipp Hadwiger, Jon Wolff, Ingo Roehl, Peter Mohr, Torsten Hoffmann, Kerstin Jahn-Hofmann, Hans Martin Mueller, Guenther Ott, Andrei Blokhin, Jeffrey Carlson, Jonathan Benson
  • Patent number: 8486940
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel pyrrolidine derivatives of formula (I): wherein R1, R2 and R3 are as defined herein, as inhibitors of glutaminyl cyclase (QC, EC 2.3.2.5). QC catalyzes the intramolecular cyclization of N-terminal glutamine residues into pyroglutamic acid (5-oxo-prolyl, pGlu*) under liberation of ammonia and the intramolecular cyclization of N-terminal glutamate residues into pyroglutamic acid under liberation of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Probiodrug AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Heiser, Daniel Ramsbeck, Robert Sommer, Antje Meyer, Torsten Hoffmann, Livia Boehme, Hans-Ulrich Demuth
  • Patent number: 8470781
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel physiological substrates of mammalian glutaminyl cyclase (QC, EC 2.3.2.5), new effectors of QC and the use of such effectors and pharmaceutical compositions comprising such effectors for the treatment of diseases that can be treated by modulation of QC-activity, e.g. diseases selected from the group consisting of duodenal cancer with or w/o Heliobacter pylori infections, colorectal cancer, Zolliger-Ellison syndrome, Familial British Dementia and Familial Danish Dementia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Probiodrug AG
    Inventors: Stephan Schilling, Torsten Hoffmann, Andre Johannes Niestroj, Hans-Ulrich Demuth, Ulrich Heiser
  • Patent number: 8426554
    Abstract: The present invention is directed compositions for delivery of RNA interference (RNAi) polynucleotides to cells in vivo. The compositions comprise amphipathic membrane active polyamines reversibly modified with enzyme cleavable dipeptide-amidobenzyl-carbonate masking agents. Modification masks membrane activity of the polymer while reversibility provides physiological responsiveness. The reversibly modified polyamines (dynamic polyconjugate or DPC) are further covalently linked to an RNAi polynucleotide or co-administered with a targeted RNAi polynucleotide-targeting molecule conjugate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Arrowhead Madison Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Rozema, Darren H. Wakefield, David L. Lewis, Jon A. Wolff, Andrei V. Blokhin, Jonathan D. Benson, Jeffrey C. Carlson, Philipp Hadwiger, Eric A. Kitas, Torsten Hoffmann, Kerstin Jahn-Hoffmann, Peter Mohr, Hans Martin Mueller, Guenther Ott, Ingo Roehl
  • Patent number: 8410107
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula I, wherein A, R1 to R7 are defined in the description, and to pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. The present invention also relates to the manufacture of such compounds or their pharmaceutically acceptable salts, pharmaceutical compositions containing them and their use as medicaments for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of diseases which can be treated with HDL-cholesterol raising agents, such as dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Uwe Grether, Paul Hebeisen, Torsten Hoffmann, Stephan Roever
  • Patent number: 8404708
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for the treatment of schizophrenia which comprises administering a compound of formula wherein the substituents are as described herein or a pharmaceutically active acid-addition salt thereof. In particular, the invention provides methods for treating both positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia through dual inhibition of NK1 and NK3 receptors. The invention also provides novel compounds with formula I and methods for preparing compounds of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Torsten Hoffmann, Andreas Koblet, Jens-Uwe Peters, Patrick Schnider, Andrew Sleight, Heinz Stadler
  • Publication number: 20130052203
    Abstract: A double transgenic non-human animal, in particular a transgenic mouse encoding Qpct proteins, which have been implicated in Qpct-related diseases, and Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP). Also provided are cells and cell lines comprising transgenes encoding for Qpct and APP. Also provided are methods and compositions for evaluating agents that affect Qpct, for use in compositions for the treatment of Qpct-related diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: PROBIODRUG AG
    Inventors: Sigrid Graubner, Wolfgang Jagla, Stephan Schilling, Holger Cynis, Hans-Ulrich Demuth, Torsten Hoffmann, Michael Wermann, Katrin Schulz, Christoph Baeuscher, Stefanie Kohlmann
  • Patent number: 8268864
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions comprising an anticholinergic and at least one leukotriene inhibitor for treatment of respiratory diseases, including allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma, COPD and common cold, and methods of treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Meda Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Beatrix Fyrnys, Torsten Hoffmann, Mario Weingart, Istvan Szelenyi, Peter Jurgen Cnota, Ullrich Munzel, Ursula Petzold, Joachim Maus
  • Patent number: 8227498
    Abstract: Compounds of formula (I), combinations and uses thereof for disease therapy, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate or polymorph thereof, including all tautomers and stereoisomers thereof wherein: A represents and B, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 and Z are as defined throughout the description and the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Probiodrug AG
    Inventors: Mirko Buchholz, Ulrich Heiser, Torsten Hoffmann, Livia Boehme
  • Publication number: 20120172412
    Abstract: The present invention is directed compositions for delivery of RNA interference (RNAi) polynucleotides to cells in vivo. The compositions comprise amphipathic membrane active polyamines reversibly modified with enzyme cleavable dipeptide-amidobenzyl-carbonate masking agents. Modification masks membrane activity of the polymer while reversibility provides physiological responsiveness. The reversibly modified polyamines (dynamic polyconjugate or DPC) are further covalently linked to an RNAi polynucleotide or co-administered with a targeted RNAi polynucleotide-targeting molecule conjugate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: ARROWHEAD MADISON INC.
    Inventors: David B. Rozema, Darren H. Wakefield, David L. Lewis, Jon A. Wolff, Andrei V. Blokhin, Jonathan D. Benson, Jeffrey C. Carlson, Philipp Hadwiger, Eric A. Kitas, Torsten Hoffmann, Kerstin Jahn-Hofmann, Peter Mohr, Hans Martin Mueller, Guenther Ott, Ingo Roehl
  • Publication number: 20120157509
    Abstract: The present invention is directed compositions for targeted delivery of RNA interference (RNAi) polynucleotides to cell in vivo. The pharmacokinetic modulator improve in vivo targeting compared to the targeting ligand alone. Targeting ligand-pharmacokinetic modulator targeting moiety targeted RNAi polynucleotides can be administered in vivo alone or together with co-targeted delivery polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Philipp Hadwiger, Torsten Hoffmann, Eric A. Kitas, Peter Mohr, Ingo Roehl, Linda Valis, David B. Rozema, David L. Lewis, Darren H. Wakefield