Patents Examined by C. Delacroix-Muirheid
  • Patent number: 7148252
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for using benzopyranones, or their pharmaceutically acceptable salts, for treating or preventing a primary brain cancer or a brain metastasis. The benzopyranones have the formula: wherein R1, R2, R3, n and p are as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Signal Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    Inventor: Jerome B. Zeldis
  • Patent number: 7141576
    Abstract: A method of treating cancer is described including administration of a 4-quinazolineamine and at least one other anti-neoplastic agent as well as pharmaceutical combinations and compositions containing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: SmithKline Beecham (Cork) Limited
    Inventors: Karen Elizabeth Lackey, Neil Spector, Edgar Raymond Wood, III., Wenle Xia
  • Patent number: 7115661
    Abstract: Methods and therapeutic compounds for treating pain, mitigating inflammation, effecting analgesia and/or effecting sedation in a subject are described. A subject is administered an effective amount of a therapeutic compound which is a nitrate ester. Novel pharmaceutical compositions are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Queen's University at Kingston
    Inventors: Gregory R. J. Thatcher, Brian M. Bennett, James N. Reynolds, Khem Jhamandas
  • Patent number: 7109241
    Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions containing a carboxylic acid, for example, a fatty acid, and a carrier medium including a freezing point depressant are disclosed. The compositions can be formulated for use as a teat dip, for use on milk producing animals. In one particularly advantageous embodiment, a composition is formulated as a teat dip and includes suitable emollients, skin conditioners and lubricants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Ecolab, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis Lawrence Richter, Duane Joseph Reinhardt
  • Patent number: 7094785
    Abstract: The invention is directed to the use of imatinib mesylate for treating polycythemia vera. Imatinib mesylate is surprisingly effective at controlling the symptoms of polycythemia vera and reducing the need for phlebotomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Cornell Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard T. Silver
  • Patent number: 7091205
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) in the treatment of brain tumor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Inventors: Yu Show Fu, Henrich Cheng
  • Patent number: 7083801
    Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions based on haloalkynyl active ingredients that are chemically stable in the presence of chelated metal ion are disclosed. Particularly preferred is the use of metal ion chelating agents based on selected amine compounds that provide the metal ion in a form sufficient to provide stability to other antimicrobial components in the aqueous composition, but without concurrently degrading the antimicrobial effectiveness of the haloalkynyl active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Inventors: Beverly Jean El A'mma, Susan Lynn Nagahashi
  • Patent number: 7074807
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for inducing cell death via activation of the caspase, SAPK, and apoptotic signaling cascades in a cell comprising administering to a cell a composition comprising tempo in a amount sufficient to induce death of said cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Georgetown University
    Inventors: Usha Kasid, Simeng Suy
  • Patent number: 7060674
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition and a method for the treatment of otitis media and paranasal sinusitis using human defensins, lysozyme and/or lactoferrin as a new class of non-antibiotic antimicrobials. From studies of otitis media and paranasal sinusitis, it was observed that certain innate immune modulators were important in the bodies response to the infection. Therefore, these innate immune modulators, lysozyme, lactoferrin, and defensins were tested for use as a non-antibiotic treatment for infection, particularly infections such as otitis media and sinusitis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: House Ear Institute
    Inventors: David J. Lim, Haa-Yung Lee, Paul Webster, Ali Andalibi, Jian-Dong Li, Tomas Ganz
  • Patent number: 7056929
    Abstract: A method for treating a living body afflicted with a cancer selected from lung and ovarian carcinoma, comprising the step of administering to the living animal body an amount of a compound selected from those of formula (I): wherein: X and Y represent group selected from hydrogen, halogen, mercapto, cyano, nitro, alkyl, trihaloalkyl, trihaloalkylcarbonylamino, —ORa, —NRaRb, —NRa—C(O)-T1, —O—C(O)-T1, —O-T2-NRaRb, —O-T2-ORa, —NRa-T2-NRaRb, —NRa-T2-ORa and —NRa-T2-CO2Ra wherein Ra, Rb, T1, T2 are as defined in the description, or X and Y together form a methylenedioxy or ethylenedioxy, R1 represents hydrogen or alkyl, R2 represents a group selected from hydrogen, —ORa, —NRaRb, —NRa—C(O)-T1, —O—C(O)-T1, —O-T2-NRaRb, —O-T2-ORa, —NRa-T2-NRaRb, —NRa-T2-ORa and —NRa-T2-CO2Ra wherein Ra, Rb, T1 and T2 are as defined hereinbefore, R3 and R4 represent hydrogen or alkyl, W represents a group of formula —CH(R5)—CH(R6)—, —CH?C(R7)—, —C(R7)?CH— or —C(O)—CH(R8)— wherein R5, R6, R7 and R8 are as defined in the descript
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Les Laboratoires Servier
    Inventors: Michel Koch, Francois Tillequin, Sylvie Michel, Elisabeth Seguin, Abdelhakim El Omri, John Hickman, Alain Pierre, Bruno Pfeiffer, Pierre Renard
  • Patent number: 7034058
    Abstract: The present invention provides an anti-tumor pharmaceutical composition having a high anti-tumor effect with low side-effects. The anti-tumor pharmaceutical composition comprises a N-vanillyl fatty acid amide of formula (1): wherein —CO—R group represents a saturated or unsaturated fatty acid residue containing from 14 to 32 carbon atoms. Accordingly the invention provides an anti-tumor pharmaceutical composition comprising a N-vanillyl fatty acid amide which relates to capsaicin wherein the composition has a low side-effect and a high anti-tumor effect, in particular an anti-melanoma effect and an anti-leukemia cell effect; and is very low pungent, stimulatory and preinflammatory effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Kureha Corporation
    Inventor: Kyoya Takahata
  • Patent number: 7030155
    Abstract: A method of making an emulsion of tocopherol incorporating a co-solvent and, stabilized by biocompatible surfactants, as a vehicle or carrier for therapeutic drugs, which is substantially ethanol free and which can be administered to animals or humans by various routes, is disclosed. Also included in the emulsion is PEGylated vitamin E. PEGylated ?-tocopherol includes polyethylene glycol subunits attached by a succinic acid diester at the ring hydroxyl of vitamin E and serves as a primary surfactant, stabilizer and a secondary solvent in emulsions of ?-tocopherol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Sonus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Karel J. Lambert, Panayiotis P. Constantinides, Alexander K. Tustian, Steven C. Quay
  • Patent number: 7019016
    Abstract: The invention provides new methods for treating certain disorders resulting from neurodegeneration and for treating depression which comprise administration of NR2B subunit selective NMDA antagonists. The disorders that can be treating by the invention include hearing loss, vision loss, neurodegeneration caused by epileptic seizures, neurotoxin poisoning, Restless Leg Syndrome, multi-system atrophy, non-vascular headache, and depression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc
    Inventors: Bertrand L. Chenard, Frank S. Menniti, Mario D. Saltarelli
  • Patent number: 6998470
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of isolating and/or purifying hypothalamic inhibitory factor (HIF) from a sample (e.g., tissue fluid) containing HIF. The present invention provides for isolation of large amounts of HIF using diafiltration, solid phase extraction and immunoaffinity techniques. In one embodiment, the invention relates to a method of purifying hypothalamic inhibitory factor from a sample containing hypothalamic inhibitory factor comprising subjecting the sample to diafiltration, solid phase extraction and immunoaffintiy chromatography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignees: Bion, Inc., The General Hospital Corp.
    Inventors: Rex T. Gallagher, Garner T. Haupert, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6989381
    Abstract: There is provided a pharmaceutical composition for therapeutic or prophylactic administration to a subject having an infective disease or condition or at risk thereof. The composition comprises an aqueous carrier having in solution therein (a) an oxazolidinone antimicrobial drug, for example linezolid, in a therapeutically or prophylactically effective drug concentration that is above the practical limit of solubility of the drug in a substantially isotonic aqueous solution at a physiologically compatible pH, and (b) a pharmaceutically acceptable cyclodextrin compound in a concentration sufficient to maintain the drug in solution at such a drug concentration. The composition is particularly useful for intravenous delivery of the drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Pharmacia Corporation
    Inventor: Sandra M. Sims
  • Patent number: 6982277
    Abstract: The therapeutic use of temporary p53 inhibitors in the treatment of p53-mediated diseases, conditions, and injuries is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: The Board of Trutees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Andrei V. Gudkov, Pavel G. Komarov, Elena A. Komarova
  • Patent number: 6977271
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for inhibiting or preventing angiogenesis in animals and humans comprising the steps of administering to the animal or human an effective amount of one or more isomers of conjugated linoleic acid (“CLA”). The CLA may be administered in the form of a free fatty acid, an ester, or as a salt, in a pill, or as a component of a natural or prepared food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Health Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Margot M. Ip, Patricia Masso-Welch, Clement Ip, Danilo Zangani
  • Patent number: 6958335
    Abstract: 4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-ylmethyl)-N-[4-methyl-3-(4-pyridin-3-yl)pyrimidin-2-ylamino)phenyl]-benzamide of the formula I or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof can be used in the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignees: Novartis AG, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc., Oregon Health & Science University
    Inventors: Elisabeth Buchdunger, Renaud Capdeville, George Daniel Demetri, Sasa Dimitrijevic, Brian Jay Druker, Jonathan A. Fletcher, Michael C. Heinrich, Heikki Joensuu, Sandra Leta Silberman, David Tuveson
  • Patent number: 6953849
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the isolation of a glycolipid enriched fraction from rice bran oil by subjecting crude rice bran oil to at least two steps of dewaxing/degumming, treating sludge obtained as a byproduct of the second said dewaxing/degumming to hexane extraction, and separating the glycolipid fraction. The glyolipid fraction so obtained can be further purified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    Inventors: Shaik Ramjan Vali, Pradosh Prasad Chakrabarti, Narayana Balagopala Kaimal Thengumpillil
  • Patent number: 6921772
    Abstract: The level of the leukemic lymphocytes in patients suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is reduced by the administration of certain indole or carbazole compounds, such as the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug etodolac or related indole or carbazole compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Salmedix, Inc.
    Inventor: Francis A. Nardella