Patents by Inventor Benjamin Whalley

Benjamin Whalley 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: 20230026079
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cannabidiol (CBD) type cannabinoid compound for use as a medicament. The CBD-type cannabinoid, cannabidiol-C6 (CBD-C6), is a naturally occurring cannabinoid that can be found in minor quantities in the cannabis plant. Furthermore, the cannabinoid can be produced by synthetic means and a method for the production of CBD-C6 is described herein. In addition, disclosed herein are data which demonstrate the efficacy of CBD-C6 in models of disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Geoffrey GUY, Volker KNAPPERTZ, Benjamin WHALLEY, Marie WOOLLEY-ROBERTS
  • Publication number: 20230024312
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the use of cannabinoids in the treatment of dyskinesia associated with Parkinson's disease. In particular the cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV). Preferably the THCV used is in the form of a botanically derived purified THCV. Alternatively, a synthetically produced THCV is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Benjamin WHALLEY, Javier FERNÁNDEZ-RUIZ, Rosario MORATALLA VILLALBA
  • Publication number: 20230022487
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cannabidiol (CBD) type cannabinoid compound for use as a medicament. The CBD-type cannabinoid, cannabidiol-C1 (CBD-C1), is a naturally occurring cannabinoid that can be found in minor quantities in the cannabis plant. Furthermore, the 5 cannabinoid can be produced by synthetic means and a method for the production of CBD-C1 is described herein. In addition, disclosed herein are data which demonstrate the efficacy of CBD-C1 in models of disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Geoffrey GUY, Volker KNAPPERTZ, Benjamin WHALLEY, Marie WOOLLEY-ROBERTS
  • Publication number: 20230000789
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cannabidiol (CBD) type cannabinoid compound for use as a medicament. The CBD-type cannabinoid, 6-hydroxy cannabidiol (6-0 H CBD), is a metabolite of CBD. The cannabinoid can be produced by synthetic means and a method for the production of 6-0 H CBD is described herein. In addition, disclosed herein are data which demonstrate the efficacy of 6-0 H CBD in a model of disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Geoffrey GUY, Volker KNAPPERTZ, Benjamin WHALLEY, Marie WOOLLEY-ROBERTS
  • Publication number: 20220395470
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of cannabidiol (CBD), at a dose of greater than 300 mg/day, in combination with a standard anti-epileptic drug (SAED) which acts via sodium or calcium channels, for use in the treatment of epilepsy. The SAED is preferably one which •modities low-threshold or transient neuronal calcium currents, or •reduces high-frequency neuronal firing and sodium-dependent action potentials and enhances GABA effects. Preferred SAEDs are ethosuximide and valproate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin WHALLEY, Claire Williams, Gary Stephens
  • Publication number: 20220387347
    Abstract: This invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising or consisting essentially of the phytocannabinoids cannabidivarin (CBDV) and cannabidiol (CBD). The composition is particularly safe and efficacious for use in the treatment of neurological conditions, characterized by hyper-excitability of the central nervous system, convulsions or seizures such as occur in epilepsy. Preferably the CBDV and the CBD are present with at least one non-cannabinoid component of cannabis such as one or more terpenes or a terpene fraction. More particularly the composition further comprises one or more cannabichromene type compounds. Particularly cannabichromene propyl variant (CBCV) and/or cannabichromene (CBC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin WHALLEY, Claire Williams, Gary Stephens, Thomas Hill
  • Publication number: 20220387377
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) type cannabinoid compound for use as a medicament. The THC-type cannabinoid is an enantiomer of the (?)-trans- tetrahydrocannabinol which is a naturally occurring cannabinoid that can be found in cannabis plant strains which have been bred to yield THC as the dominant cannabinoid. The particular enantiomer (+)-cis tetrahydrocannabinol has been found to have properties which are different from the naturally occurring (?)-trans-THC. The cannabinoid (+)-cis-THC has been found to occur in low concentrations in particular cannabis plant strains which have been bred to produce cannabidiol (CBD) as the dominant cannabinoid. Furthermore, the cannabinoid can be produced by synthetic means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Geoffrey GUY, Volker KNAPPERTZ, Benjamin WHALLEY, Marie WOOLLEY-ROBERTS
  • Publication number: 20220387350
    Abstract: Cannabidivarin (CBDV) is a cannabinoid designated chemically as 2-[(1R,6R)-3-Methyl-6-(1-methylethenyl)-2-cyclohexen-1-yl]-5-propyl-1,3-benzenediol. Its empirical formula is C19H26O2 and its molecular weight is 286.4 g/mol. CBDV is a cannabinoid that naturally occurs in the Cannabis sativa L. plant. CBDV is an off-white to pale yellow crystalline solid which is insoluble in water and soluble in organic solvents. The present invention encompasses the surprising recognition that certain CBDV preparations which are prepared from a botanical origin are more effective in treating diseases or disorders than preparations of CBDV which are synthetic or purified to the extent no other impurities in the form of other cannabinoids are present. Prior CBDV compositions have been prepared such that no psychoactive components, e.g., tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), remain in the final CBDV preparation. Surprisingly, the absence of such minor impurities reduces the efficacy of CBDV treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Geoffrey GUY, Volker KNAPPERTZ, Benjamin WHALLEY, Marie WOOLLEY-ROBERTS
  • Publication number: 20220378738
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) type cannabinoid compound for use as a medicament. The THC-type cannabinoid is an enantiomer of the (?)-trans-tetrahydrocannabinol which is a naturally occurring cannabinoid that can be found in cannabis plant strains which have been bred to yield THC as the dominant cannabinoid. The particular enantiomer (+)-trans tetrahydrocannabinol has been found to have properties which are different from the naturally occurring (?)-trans-THC. The cannabinoid (+)-trans-THC has been found to occur in low concentrations in particular cannabis plant strains. Furthermore, the cannabinoid can be produced by synthetic means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Geoffrey GUY, Volker KNAPPERTZ, Benjamin WHALLEY, Marie WOOLLEY-ROBERTS
  • Publication number: 20220378715
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a cannabidiol (CBD) preparation in the treatment of absence epilepsy. In particular the CBD preparation is characterized by chemical components and/or functional properties that distinguish them from prior CBD compositions. Preferably the CBD used is in the form of a botanically derived purified CBD which comprises greater than or equal to 98% (w/w) CBD and less than or equal to 2% (w/w) of other cannabinoids. The other cannabinoids present are THC at a concentration of less than or equal to 0.1% (w/w); CBD-C1 at a concentration of less than or equal to 0.15% (w/w); CBDV at a concentration of less than or equal to 0.8% (w/w); and CBD-C4 at a concentration of less than or equal to 0.4% (w/w). The botanically derived purified CBD preferably also comprises a mixture of both trans-THC and cis-THC. Alternatively, a synthetically produced CBD is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Geoffrey GUY, Volker KNAPPERTZ, Benjamin WHALLEY, Marie WOOLLEY-ROBERTS
  • Publication number: 20220380334
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) type cannabinoid compound for use as a medicament. The THC-type cannabinoid is an enantiomer of the (?)-trans-tetrahydrocannabinol which is a naturally occurring cannabinoid that can be found in cannabis plant strains which have been bred to yield THC as the dominant cannabinoid. The particular enantiomer (?)-cis tetrahydrocannabinol has been found to have properties which are different from the naturally occurring (?)-trans-THC. The cannabinoid (?)-cis-THC has been found to occur in low concentrations in particular cannabis plant strains which have been bred to produce cannabidiol (CBD) as the dominant cannabinoid. Furthermore, the cannabinoid can be produced by synthetic means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Geoffrey GUY, Volker KNAPPERTZ, Benjamin WHALLEY, Marie WOOLLEY-ROBERTS
  • Publication number: 20220378714
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a cannabidiol (CBD) preparation in the treatment of Fragile X syndrome (FXS). In particular the CBD preparation is characterized by chemical components and/or functional properties that distinguish them from prior CBD compositions. Preferably the CBD used is in the form of a botanically derived purified CBD which comprises greater than or equal to 98% (w/w) CBD and less than or equal to 2% (w/w) of other cannabinoids. The other cannabinoids present are THC at a concentration of less than or equal to 0.1% (w/w); CBD-C1 at a concentration of less than or equal to 0.15% (w/w); CBDV at a concentration of less than or equal to 0.8% (w/w); and CBD-C4 at a concentration of less than or equal to 0.4% (w/w). The botanically derived purified CBD preferably also comprises a mixture of both trans-THC and cis-THC. Alternatively, a synthetically produced CBD is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Geoffrey GUY, Volker KNAPPERTZ, Benjamin WHALLEY, Marie WOOLLEY-ROBERTS
  • Publication number: 20220288055
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a group of cannabinoid derivatives as pharmaceutically active compounds and methods of preparation thereof. The cannabinoid derivatives of the invention are analogues of cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid which has been used to treat various diseases and disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Alan SILCOCK, Benjamin WHALLEY, Royston GRAY, Hannah STRAKER, Karen TSE, Alexander COBB, Laura BRYANT
  • Publication number: 20220265573
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cannabidiol (CBD) type cannabinoid compound for use as a medicament. The CBD-type cannabinoid, 6-hydroxy cannabidivarin (6-OH CBDV), is a metabolite of cannabidivarin (CBDV). The cannabinoid can be produced by synthetic means and a method for the production of 6-OH CBDV is described herein. In addition, disclosed herein are data which demonstrate the efficacy of 6-OH CBDV in a model of disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Geoffrey GUY, Volker KNAPPERTZ, Benjamin WHALLEY, Marie WOOLLEY-ROBERTS
  • Patent number: 11419829
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of cannabidiol (CBD) in combination with an agonist of 5-HT2B receptors. Such a combination provides protection against the adverse effects caused by agonists of 5-HT2B receptors. The invention further relates to the use of CBD in combination5 with an amphetamine or amphetamine derivative in the treatment of epilepsy. In one embodiment the CBD is used in combination with the amphetamine derivative fenfluramine to produce a significant reduction in seizures. Preferably the CBD used is in the form of a highly purified extract of cannabis such that the CBD is present at greater than 98% of the total extract (w/w) and the other components of the extract are characterised. In particular the cannabinoid10 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been substantially removed, to a level of not more than 0.15% (w/w) and the propyl analogue of CBD, cannabidivarin, (CBDV) is present in amounts of up to 1%. Alternatively, the CBD may be a synthetically produced CBD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: GW Research Limited
    Inventors: Benjamin Whalley, Geoffrey Guy, Volker Knappertz, Royston Gray, Rohini Rana
  • Publication number: 20220249396
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of cannabidiol (CBD) in the treatment of patients with childhood-onset epilepsy who are concurrently taking one or more antiepileptic drugs that works via GABA receptor agonism. Preferably the AED is stiripentol. Preferably the CBD used is in the form of a highly purified extract of cannabis such that the CBD is present at greater than 98% of the total extract (w/w) and the other components of the extract are characterized. In particular the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been substantially removed, to a level of not more than 0.15% (w/w) and the propyl analogue of CBD, cannabidivarin, (CBDV) is present in amounts of up to 1%. Alternatively, the CBD may be a synthetically produced CBD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Geoffrey GUY, Voiker KNAPPRTZ, Benjamin WHALLEY
  • Publication number: 20220226257
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a specific composition of cannabidiol (CBD) in the treatment of comorbidities associated with epilepsy. In one embodiment the comorbidities are surprisingly found to be improved patients where there is as absence of reduction in seizures. The CBD used is in the form of a highly purified extract of cannabis such that the CBD is present at greater than 98% of the total extract (w/w) and the other components of the extract are characterised. In particular the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is present in an amount of from 0.02 to 0.1% (w/w).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Geoffrey GUY, Volker KNAPPERTZ, Benjamin WHALLEY, Marie WOOLEY-ROBERTS
  • Publication number: 20220184000
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of cannabidiol (CBD) for use in the treatment of disease modification in Dravet syndrome. In particular the CBD is used to improve neonatal welfare, survival and co-morbidities in patients with Dravet syndrome. Preferably the CBD used is in the form of a botanically derived purified CBD which comprises greater titan or equal to 98% (w/w) CBD and less than or equal to 2% (w/w) of other cannabinoids. The other cannabinoids present are THC at a concentration of less than or equal to 0.1% (w/w); CBD-C1 at a concentration of less titan or equal to 0.15% (w/w); CBDV at a concentration of less titan or equal to 0.8% (w/w); and CBD-C4 at a concentration of less than or equal to 0.4% (w/w). The botanically derived purified CBD preferably also comprises a mixture of both trans-THC and cis-THC. Alternatively, a synthetically produced CBD is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Geoffrey GUY, Benjamin WHALLEY, Pabitra PATRA
  • Publication number: 20220168266
    Abstract: Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid designated chemically as 2-[(IR,6R)-3-Methyl-6-(1-methylethenyl)-2-cyclohexen-1-yl]-5-pentyl-1,3-benzenediol. Its empirical formula is C21H30O2 and its molecular weight is 314.46. CBD is a cannabinoid that naturally occurs in the Cannabis sativa L. plant. CBD is a white to pale yellow crystalline solid which is insoluble in water and soluble in organic solvents. The present invention encompasses the surprising recognition that certain CBD preparations which are prepared from a botanical origin are more effective in treating diseases or disorders than preparations of CBD which are synthetic or purified to the extent no other impurities in the form of other cannabinoids are present. Prior CBD compositions have been prepared such that no psychoactive components, e.g., tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), remain in the final CBD preparation. Surprisingly, the absence of such minor impurities reduces the efficacy of CBD treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Geoffrey GUY, Volker KNAPP ERTZ, Benjamin WHALLEY, Marie WOOLLEY-ROBERTS, James BRODIE, Katarzyna LACH-FALCONE, Alan SUTTON, Royston GRAY, Rohini Rajyalaxmi RANA
  • Patent number: 11318109
    Abstract: This invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising or consisting essentially of the phytocannabinoids cannabidivarin (CBDV) and cannabidiol (CBD). The composition is particularly safe and efficacious for use in the treatment of neurological conditions, characterized by hyper-excitability of the central nervous system, convulsions or seizures such as occur in epilepsy. Preferably the CBDV and the CBD are present with at least one non-cannabinoid component of cannabis such as one or more terpenes or a terpene fraction. More particularly the composition further comprises one or more cannabichromene type compounds. Particularly cannabichromene propyl variant (CBCV) and/or cannabichromene (CBC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: GW Pharma Limited, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Limited
    Inventors: Benjamin Whalley, Claire Williams, Gary Stephens, Thomas Hill