Patents by Inventor Ursula Buchholz

Ursula Buchholz 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: 11027007
    Abstract: Metapneumovirus (MPV) F proteins stabilized in a prefusion conformation, nucleic acid molecules and vectors encoding these proteins, and methods of their use and production are disclosed. In several embodiments, the MPV F proteins and/or nucleic acid molecules can be used to generate an immune response to MPV in a subject. In additional embodiments, the therapeutically effective amount of the MPV F ectodomain trimers and/or nucleic acid molecules can be administered to a subject in a method of treating or preventing MPV infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, Institute for Research in Biomedicine
    Inventors: Peter Kwong, Michael Gordon Joyce, Baoshan Zhang, Yongping Yang, Peter Collins, Ursula Buchholz, Davide Corti, Antonio Lanzavecchia, Guillaume Stewart-Jones
  • Publication number: 20200277338
    Abstract: Recombinant paramyxoviruses including a viral genome encoding a heterologous gene are provided. In several embodiments, the recombinant paramyxovirus is a recombinant parainfluenza virus, such as a recombinant PIV3 including a viral genome encoding a heterologous respiratory syncytial virus F ectodomain linked to the transmembrane domain and the cytoplasmic tail of the F protein from the PIV3. Nucleic acid molecules including the genome of a recombinant paramyxoviruses are also provided. The recombinant viruses may advantageously be used in vaccine formulations, such as for vaccines against parainfluenza virus and respiratory syncytial virus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Servic
    Inventors: Peter Collins, Bo Liang, Shirin Munir, Anne Schaap Nutt, Ursula Buchholz, Natalie Mackow, Peter Kwong, Barney Graham, Jason McLellan
  • Patent number: 10654898
    Abstract: Recombinant paramyxoviruses including a viral genome encoding a heterologous gene are provided. In several embodiments, the recombinant paramyxovirus is a recombinant parainfluenza virus, such as a recombinant PIV3 including a viral genome encoding a heterologous respiratory syncytial virus F ectodomain linked to the transmembrane domain and the cytoplasmic tail of the F protein from the PIV3. Nucleic acid molecules including the genome of a recombinant paramyxoviruses are also provided. The recombinant viruses may advantageously be used in vaccine formulations, such as for vaccines against parainfluenza virus and respiratory syncytial virus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Serices
    Inventors: Peter Collins, Bo Liang, Shirin Munir, Anne Schaap Nutt, Ursula Buchholz, Natalie Mackow, Peter Kwong, Barney Graham, Jason McLellan
  • Publication number: 20200009243
    Abstract: Metapneumovirus (MPV) F proteins stabilized in a prefusion conformation, nucleic acid molecules and vectors encoding these proteins, and methods of their use and production are disclosed. In several embodiments, the MPV F proteins and/or nucleic acid molecules can be used to generate an immune response to MPV in a subject. In additional embodiments, the therapeutically effective amount of the MPV F ectodomain trimers and/or nucleic acid molecules can be administered to a subject in a method of treating or preventing MPV infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicants: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Servic, Institute for Research in Biomedicine
    Inventors: Peter Kwong, Michael Gordon Joyce, Baoshan Zhang, Yongping Yang, Peter Collins, Ursula Buchholz, Davide Corti, Antonio Lanzavecchia, Guillaume Stewart-Jones
  • Patent number: 10420834
    Abstract: Metapneumovirus (MPV) F proteins stabilized in a prefusion conformation, nucleic acid molecules and vectors encoding these proteins, and methods of their use and production are disclosed. In several embodiments, the MPV F proteins and/or nucleic acid molecules can be used to generate an immune response to MPV in a subject. In additional embodiments, the therapeutically effective amount of the MPV F ectodomain trimers and/or nucleic acid molecules can be administered to a subject in a method of treating or preventing MPV infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, Institute for Research in Biomedicine
    Inventors: Peter Kwong, Michael Gordon Joyce, Baoshan Zhang, Yongping Yang, Peter Collins, Ursula Buchholz, Davide Corti, Antonio Lanzavecchia, Guillaume Stewart-Jones
  • Publication number: 20180312544
    Abstract: Recombinant paramyxoviruses including a viral genome encoding a heterologous gene are provided. In several embodiments, the recombinant paramyxovirus is a recombinant parainfluenza virus, such as a recombinant PIV3 including a viral genome encoding a heterologous respiratory syncytial virus F ectodomain linked to the transmembrane domain and the cytoplasmic tail of the F protein from the PIV3. Nucleic acid molecules including the genome of a recombinant paramyxoviruses are also provided. The recombinant viruses may advantageously be used in vaccine formulations, such as for vaccines against parainfluenza virus and respiratory syncytial virus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Dept. of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Peter Collins, Bo Liang, Shirin Munir, Anne Schaap Nutt, Ursula Buchholz, Natalie Mackow, Peter Kwong, Barney Graham, Jason McLellan
  • Publication number: 20180008697
    Abstract: Metapneumovirus (MPV) F proteins stabilized in a prefusion conformation, nucleic acid molecules and vectors encoding these proteins, and methods of their use and production are disclosed. In several embodiments, the MPV F proteins and/or nucleic acid molecules can be used to generate an immune response to MPV in a subject. In additional embodiments, the therapeutically effective amount of the MPV F ectodomain trimers and/or nucleic acid molecules can be administered to a subject in a method of treating or preventing MPV infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicants: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human, Institute for Research in Biomedicine
    Inventors: Peter Kwong, Michael Gordon Joyce, Baoshan Zhang, Yongping Yang, Peter Collins, Ursula Buchholz, Davide Corti, Antonio Lanzavecchia, Guillaume Stewart-Jones
  • Patent number: 7842798
    Abstract: Chimeric human-bovine respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are infectious and attenuated in humans and other mammals and useful in vaccine formulations for eliciting an anti-RSV immune response. Also provided are isolated polynucleotide molecules and vectors incorporating a chimeric RSV genome or antigenome which includes a partial or complete human or bovine RSV “background” genome or antigenome combined or integrated with one or more heterologous gene(s) or genome segment(s) of a different RSV strain. In preferred aspects of the invention, chimeric RSV incorporate a partial or complete bovine RSV background genome or antigenome combined with one or more heterologous gene(s) or genome segment(s) from a human RSV. A variety of additional mutations and nucleotide modifications are provided within the human-bovine chimeric RSV of the invention to yield desired phenotypic and structural effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Ursula Buchholz, Peter L. Collins, Brian R. Murphy, Stephen S. Whitehead, Christine D. Krempl
  • Patent number: 7829102
    Abstract: Chimeric human-bovine respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are infectious and attenuated in humans and other mammals and useful in vaccine formulations for eliciting an anti-RSV immune response. Also provided are isolated polynucleotide molecules and vectors incorporating a chimeric RSV genome or antigenome which includes a partial or complete human or bovine RSV “background” genome or antigenome combined or integrated with one or more heterologous gene(s) or genome segment(s) of a different RSV strain. Chimeric human-bovine RSV of the invention include a partial or complete “background” RSV genome or antigenome derived from or patterned after a human or bovine RSV strain or subgroup virus combined with one or more heterologous gene(s) or genome segment(s) of a different RSV strain or subgroup virus to form the human-bovine chimeric RSV genome or antigenome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Ursula Buchholz, Peter L. Collins, Brian R. Murphy, Stephen S. Whitehead, Christine D. Krempl
  • Patent number: 7820182
    Abstract: Chimeric human-bovine respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are infectious and attenuated in humans and other mammals and useful in immunogenic compositions for eliciting an anti-RSV immune response. Also provided are isolated polynucleotide molecules and vectors incorporating a chimeric RSV genome or antigenome which includes a partial or complete human or bovine RSV “background” genome or antigenome combined or integrated with one or more heterologous gene(s) or genome segment(s) of a different RSV strain. Chimeric human-bovine RSV of the invention include a partial or complete “background” RSV genome or antigenome derived from or patterned after a human or bovine RSV strain or subgroup virus combined with one or more heterologous gene(s) or genome segment(s) of a different RSV strain or subgroup virus to form the human-bovine chimeric RSV genome or antigenome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Ursula Buchholz, Peter L. Collins, Brian R. Murphy, Stephen S. Whitehead, Christine D. Krempl
  • Patent number: 7744902
    Abstract: Recombinant respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) having the position of genes shifted within the genome or antigenome of the recombinant virus are infectious and attenuated in humans and other mammals. Gene shifted RSV are constructed by insertion, deletion or rearrangement of genes or genome segments within the recombinant genome or antigenome and are useful in vaccine formulations for eliciting an anti-RSV immune response. Also provided are isolated polynucleotide molecules and vectors incorporating a recombinant RSV genome or antigenome wherein a gene or gene segment is shifted to a more promoter-proximal or promoter-distal position within the genome or antigenome compared to a wild type position of the gene in the RSV gene map. Shifting the position of genes in this manner provides for a selected increase or decrease in expression of the gene, depending on the nature and degree of the positional shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Christine D. Krempl, Peter L. Collins, Brian R. Murphy, Ursula Buchholz, Stephen S. Whitehead
  • Patent number: 7704491
    Abstract: Recombinant HMPV (rHMPV) and related immunogenic compositions and methods are provided. The rHMPVs, including chimeric and chimeric HMPV vectors viruses, provided according to the current disclosure are infectious and attenuated in permissive mammalian subjects, including humans. The rHMPVs are useful in immunogenic compositions for eliciting an immune response against HPIV, against one or more non-HMPV pathogens, or against a HMPV and a non-HMPV pathogen. Also provided are isolated polynucleotide molecules and vectors incorporating a recombinant HMPV genome or antigenome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Peter L. Collins, Stephane Biacchesi, Ursula Buchholz, Mario H. Skiadopoulos, Brian R. Murphy
  • Patent number: 7662397
    Abstract: Recombinant respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) having the position of genes shifted within the genome or antigenome of the recombinant virus are infectious and attenuated in humans and other mammals. Gene shifted RSV are constructed by insertion, deletion or rearrangement of genes or genome segments within the recombinant genome or antigenome and are useful in vaccine formulations for eliciting an anti-RSV immune response. Also provided are isolated polynucleotide molecules and vectors incorporating a recombinant RSV genome or antigenome wherein a gene or gene segment is shifted to a more promoter-proximal or promoter-distal position within the genome or antigenome compared to a wild type position of the gene in the RSV gene map. Shifting the position of genes in this manner provides for a selected increase or decrease in expression of the gene, depending on the nature and degree of the positional shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Christine D. Krempl, Peter L. Collins, Brian R. Murphy, Ursula Buchholz, Stephen S. Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20070184069
    Abstract: Chimeric human-bovine respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are infectious and attenuated in humans and other mammals and useful in vaccine formulations for eliciting an anti-RSV immune response. Also provided are isolated polynucleotide molecules and vectors incorporating a chimeric RSV genome or antigenome which includes a partial or complete human or bovine RSV “background” genome or antigenome combined or integrated with one or more heterologous gene(s) or genome segment(s) of a different RSV strain. Chimeric human-bovine RSV of the invention include a partial or complete “background” RSV genome or antigenome derived from or patterned after a human or bovine RSV strain or subgroup virus combined with one or more heterologous gene(s) or genome segment(s) of a different RSV strain or subgroup virus to form the human-bovine chimeric RSV genome or antigenome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Ursula Buchholz, Peter Collins, Brian Murphy, Stephen Whitehead, Christine Krempl
  • Publication number: 20060057158
    Abstract: Chimeric human-bovine respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are infectious and attenuated in humans and other mammals and useful in vaccine formulations for eliciting an anti-RSV immune response. Also provided are isolated polynucleotide molecules and vectors incorporating a chimeric RSV genome or antigenome which includes a partial or complete human or bovine RSV “background” genome or antigenome combined or integrated with one or more heterologous gene(s) or genome segment(s) of a different RSV strain. Chimeric human-bovine RSV of the invention include a partial or complete “background” RSV genome or antigenome derived from or patterned after a human or bovine RSV strain or subgroup virus combined with one or more heterologous gene(s) or genome segment(s) of a different RSV strain or subgroup virus to form the human-bovine chimeric RSV genome or antigenome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Applicant: National Institutes of Health, Office of Technology Transfer
    Inventors: Ursula Buchholz, Peter Collins, Brian Murphy, Stephen Whitehead, Christine Krempl
  • Publication number: 20060024797
    Abstract: Recombinant respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) having the position of genes shifted within the genome or antigenome of the recombinant virus are infectious and attenuated in humans and other mammals. Gene shifted RSV are constructed by insertion, deletion or rearrangement of genes or genome segments within the recombinant genome or antigenome and are useful in vaccine formulations for eliciting an anti-RSV immune response. Also provided are isolated polynucleotide molecules and vectors incorporating a recombinant RSV genome or antigenome wherein a gene or gene segment is shifted to a more promoter-proximal or promoter-distal position within the genome or antigenome compared to a wild type position of the gene in the RSV gene map. Shifting the position of genes in this manner provides for a selected increase or decrease in expression of the gene, depending on the nature and degree of the positional shift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2005
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Christine Krempl, Peter Collins, Brian Murphy, Ursula Buchholz, Stephen Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20060018927
    Abstract: Recombinant respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) having the position of genes shifted within the genome or antigenome of the recombinant virus are infectious and attenuated in humans and other mammals. Gene shifted RSV are constructed by insertion, deletion or rearrangement of genes or genome segments within the recombinant genome or antigenome and are useful in vaccine formulations for eliciting an anti-RSV immune response. Also provided are isolated polynucleotide molecules and vectors incorporating a recombinant RSV genome or antigenome wherein a gene or gene segment is shifted to a more promoter-proximal or promoter-distal position within the genome or antigenome compared to a wild type position of the gene in the RSV gene map. Shifting the position of genes in this manner provides for a selected increase or decrease in expression of the gene, depending on the nature and degree of the positional shift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Applicant: The Govt. of the U.S.A, Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health
    Inventors: Christine Krempl, Peter Collins, Brian Murphy, Ursula Buchholz, Stephen Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20050186224
    Abstract: The present invention relates i.a. to Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Viruses that are not capable of expressing a functional SH-protein and/or G-protein due to a mutation in the genes encoding the said proteins. Also the invention relates to diagnostic test kits for discriminating wild-type Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Viruses from Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Viruses according to the invention and to methods for the discrimination between those viruses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: Ursula Buchholz, Ulrike Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6923971
    Abstract: Recombinant respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) having the position of genes shifted within the genome or antigenome of the recombinant virus are constructed by insertion, deletion or rearrangement of genes or genome segments within the recombinant genome or antigenome and are useful for eliciting an anti-RSV immune response. Shifting the position of genes in this manner provides for a selected increase or decrease in expression of the gene. In one embodiment, expression of RSV glycoproteins is upregulated by shifting one or more glycoprotein-encoding genes to a more promoter-proximal position. Genes of interest for manipulation to create gene position-shifted RSV include any of the NS1, NS2, N, P, M, SH, M2(ORF1), M2(ORF2), L, F or G genes or a genome segment that may be part of a gene or extragenic. Additional mutations and nucleotide modifications are provided within gene position-shifted RSV to yield desired phenotypic and structural effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health & Human Services
    Inventors: Christine D. Krempl, Peter L. Collins, Brian R. Murphy, Ursula Buchholz, Stephen S. Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20050158338
    Abstract: Chimeric human-bovine respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are infectious and attenuated in humans and other mammals and useful in immunogenic compositions for eliciting an anti-RSV immune response. Also provided are isolated polynucleotide molecules and vectors incorporating a chimeric RSV genome or antigenome which includes a partial or complete human or bovine RSV “background” genome or antigenome combined or integrated with one or more heterologous gene(s) or genome segment(s) of a different RSV strain. Chimeric human-bovine RSV of the invention include a partial or complete “background” RSV genome or antigenome derived from or patterned after a human or bovine RSV strain or subgroup virus combined with one or more heterologous gene(s) or genome segment(s) of a different RSV strain or subgroup virus to form the human-bovine chimeric RSV genome or antigenome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Applicant: National Institutes of Health
    Inventors: Ursula Buchholz, Peter Collins, Brian Murphy, Stephen Whitehead, Christine Krempl