Patents by Inventor Anthony J. Roecker

Anthony J. Roecker 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: 20140303143
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula (A) or a salt thereof, wherein “Het”, Ra, and Rb are defined herein, which have properties for blocking Nav 1.7 ion channels found in peripheral and sympathetic neurons. Also described are pharmaceutical formulations comprising the compounds of Formula (A) or their salts, and methods of treating neuropathic pain disorders using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Mark E. Layton, Joseph E. Pero, Hannah Fiji, Michael J. Kelly, III, Pablo de Leon, Michael A. Rossi, Kevin F. Gilbert, Anthony J. Roecker, Zhijian Zhao, Swati I P. Mercer, Scott Wolkenberg, James Mulhearn, Lianyun Zhao, Dansu Li
  • Patent number: 8710076
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to 2,5-disubstituted piperidine amide compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which orexin receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Michael J. Breslin, Paul J. Coleman, Christopher D. Cox, Izzat T. Raheem, Anthony J. Roecker, John D. Schreier
  • Patent number: 8703770
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyridazine carboxamide compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which orexin receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Paul J. Coleman, Christopher D. Cox, Swati P. Mercer, Anthony J. Roecker, John D. Schreier
  • Patent number: 8618102
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to bridged diazepan compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which orexin receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Paul J. Coleman, Christopher D. Cox, Georgia B. McGaughey, Anthony J. Roecker, John D. Schreier
  • Patent number: 8592457
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to isonicotinamide compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which orexin receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Bergman, Paul J. Coleman, Mamio Christa Mattern, Swati P. Mercer, Thomas S. Reger, Anthony J. Roecker
  • Publication number: 20130210804
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to tricyclic compounds which are positive allosteric modulators of metabotropic glutamate receptors, particularly the mGluR5 receptor, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders associated with glutamate dysfunction and diseases in which metabotropic glutamate receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which metabotropic glutamate receptors are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Neville J. Anthony, Robert P. Gomez, Jing Li, Swati P. Mercer, Anthony J. Roecker, Craig A. Stump, Theresa M. Williams
  • Patent number: 8410142
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to bipyridyl carboxamide compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which orexin receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Paul J. Coleman, Swati P. Mercer, Anthony J. Roecker
  • Patent number: 8399494
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to 2,5-disubstituted phenyl carboxamide compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which orexin receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Bergman, Paul J. Coleman, Anthony J. Roecker, John D. Schreier
  • Patent number: 8362009
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to diazepan compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors, and which are useful in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which orexin receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Bergman, Paul J. Coleman, Christopher D. Cox, Anthony J. Roecker
  • Patent number: 8349872
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to tripyridyl carboxamide compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which orexin receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Paul J. Coleman, Swati P. Mercer, Thomas S. Reger, Anthony J. Roecker
  • Publication number: 20120196901
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to tertiary amide compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which orexin receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Paul J. Coleman, Swati P. Mercer, Anthony J. Roecker
  • Publication number: 20120101106
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to tetrahydronapthyridine and tetrahydropyridopyrazine compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which orexin receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Swati P. Mercer, Anthony J. Roecker
  • Publication number: 20120065205
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrazine carboxamide compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which orexin receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Swati P. Mercer, Anthony J. Roecker
  • Publication number: 20120046289
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyridazine carboxamide compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which orexin receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Paul J. Coleman, Christopher D. Cox, Swati P. Mercer, Anthony J. Roecker, John D. Schreier
  • Publication number: 20120040998
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to 2-alkylpiperidines which are positive allosteric modulators of metabotropic glutamate receptors, particularly the mGluR5 receptor, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders associated with glutamate dysfunction and diseases in which metabotropic glutamate receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which metabotropic glutamate receptors are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Swati P. Mercer, Anthony J. Roecker, Theresa Williams, Xu-Fang Zhang
  • Publication number: 20110301140
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyridyl carboxamide compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which orexin receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Bergman, Paul J. Coleman, Mark E. Fraley, Swati P. Mercer, Thomas S. Reger, Anthony J. Roecker, Justin T. Steen
  • Patent number: 8030495
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to cyclopropyl proline bis-amide compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which orexin receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventors: Paul J. Coleman, Swati P. Mercer, Anthony J. Roecker
  • Publication number: 20110207747
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to 2,5-disubstituted phenyl carboxamide compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which orexin receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Bergman, Paul J. Coleman, Anthony J. Roecker, John D. Schreier
  • Patent number: 8003797
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyridyl carboxamide compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which orexin receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Bergman, Paul J. Coleman, Mark E. Fraley, Swati P. Mercer, Thomas S. Reger, Anthony J. Roecker, Justin T. Steen
  • Publication number: 20110201591
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to isonicotinamide compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors, and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which orexin receptors are involved. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Bergman, Paul J. Coleman, Mamio Christa Mattern, Swati P. Mercer, Thomas S. Reger, Anthony J. Roecker