Patents by Inventor Edward D. Levin

Edward D. Levin 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: 9994548
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds and methods of using them to treat a disorder selected from the group consisting of addiction, pain, obesity, schizophrenia, epilepsy, mania and manic depression, anxiety, Alzheimer's disease, learning deficit, cognition deficit, attention deficit, memory loss, Lewy Body Dementia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Tourette's syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, inflammation, stroke, spinal cord injury, dyskinesias, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, hypothermia, and disorders of sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: Georgetown University, Duke University
    Inventors: Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Venkata M. Yenugonda, Edward D. Levin, Amir H. Rezvani
  • Patent number: 9993465
    Abstract: Disclosed are heterocyclic compounds that are ligands for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. The compounds are useful for treating a mammal suffering from any one of a range of therapeutic indications, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dyskinesias, Tourette's syndrome, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, pain, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, obesity, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, disorders of sleep, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, and hypothermia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: Georgetown University, Duke University
    Inventors: Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yong Liu, Edward D. Levin, Amir H. Rezvani
  • Publication number: 20170107197
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds and methods of using them to treat a disorder selected from the group consisting of addiction, pain, obesity, schizophrenia, epilepsy, mania and manic depression, anxiety, Alzheimer's disease, learning deficit, cognition deficit, attention deficit, memory loss, Lewy Body Dementia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Tourette's syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, inflammation, stroke, spinal cord injury, dyskinesias, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, hypothermia, and disorders of sleep.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Venkata M. Yenugonda, Edward D. Levin, Amir H. Rezvani
  • Publication number: 20170035743
    Abstract: Disclosed are heterocyclic compounds that are ligands for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. The compounds are useful for treating a mammal suffering from any one of a range of therapeutic indications, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dyskinesias, Tourette's syndrome, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, pain, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, obesity, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, disorders of sleep, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, and hypothermia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yong Liu, Edward D. Levin, Amir H. Rezvani
  • Patent number: 9346784
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds and methods of using them to treat a disorder selected from the group consisting of addiction, pain, obesity, schizophrenia, epilepsy, mania and manic depression, anxiety, Alzheimer's disease, learning deficit, cognition deficit, attention deficit, memory loss, Lewy Body Dementia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Tourette's syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, inflammation, stroke, spinal cord injury, dyskinesias, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, hypothermia, and disorders of sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignees: Georgetown University, Duke University
    Inventors: Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Venkata M. Yenugonda, Edward D. Levin, Amir H. Rezvani
  • Patent number: 9303017
    Abstract: Disclosed are heterocyclic compounds that are ligands for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. The compounds are useful for treating a mammal suffering from any one of a range of therapeutic indications, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dyskinesias, Tourette's syndrome, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, pain, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, obesity, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, disorders of sleep, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, and hypothermia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignees: Georgetown University, Duke University
    Inventors: Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yong Liu, Edward D. Levin, Amir H. Rezvani
  • Publication number: 20140378428
    Abstract: Disclosed are heterocyclic compounds that are ligands for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. The compounds are useful for treating a mammal suffering from any one of a range of therapeutic indications, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dyskinesias, Tourette's syndrome, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, pain, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, obesity, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, disorders of sleep, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, and hypothermia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicants: Georgetown University, Duke University
    Inventors: Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yong Liu, Edward D. Levin, Amir H. Rezvani
  • Publication number: 20140323461
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds and methods of using them to treat a disorder selected from the group consisting of addiction, pain, obesity, schizophrenia, epilepsy, mania and manic depression, anxiety, Alzheimer's disease, learning deficit, cognition deficit, attention deficit, memory loss, Lewy Body Dementia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Tourette's syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, inflammation, stroke, spinal cord injury, dyskinesias, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, hypothermia, and disorders of sleep.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Venkata M. Yenugonda, Edward D. Levin, Amir H. Rezvani
  • Patent number: 6083962
    Abstract: A method of treating and reducing a drug dependency such as a nicotine dependency is provided. The method comprises initially administering to a subject a drug, such as nicotine or another agonist of the drug in an amount which would normally provide the desired pharmacologic effects and at least partially satiate the needs for the drug by a user. The method also comprises administering to the subject an antagonist to the drug or its other agonist in an amount sufficient to at least partially block the pharmacologic defects of the drug or its other agonist while there is a substantial amount of the drug or other agonist present in the system of the user. In one embodiment of the invention, the drug and the antagonist are administered substantially simultaneously so as to occupy a substantial portion of the receptors of the user for that drug thereby blocking or attenuating the effects of any further intake of the drug or other agonist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Robert J. Schaap
    Inventors: Jed E. Rose, Edward D. Levin
  • Patent number: 5935975
    Abstract: A method of treating and reducing a drug dependency such as a nicotine dependency is provided. The method comprises initially administering to a subject a drug, such as nicotine or an agonist of the drug in an amount which would normally provide the desired pharmacologic effects and at least partially satiate the needs for the drug by a user. The method also comprises administering to the subject an antagonist to the drug or an agonist in an amount sufficient to at least partially block the pharmacologic effects of the drug or an agonist while there is a substantial amount of the drug or an agonist present in the system of the user. In one embodiment of the invention, the drug and the antagonist are administered substantially simultaneously so as to occupy a substantial portion of the receptors of the user for that drug thereby blocking or attenuating the effects of any further intake of the drug or an agonist thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Robert J. Schaap
    Inventors: Jed R. Rose, Edward D. Levin
  • Patent number: 5861422
    Abstract: A method of treating and reducing a drug dependency such as a nicotine dependency is provided. The method comprises initially administering to a subject a drug, such as nicotine or another agonist of the drug in an amount which would normally provide the desired pharmacologic effects and at least partially satiate the needs for the drug by a user. The method also comprises administering to the subject an antagonist to the drug or its other agonist in an amount sufficient to at least partially block the pharmacologic effects of the drug or its other agonist while there is a substantial amount of the drug or other agonist present in the system of the user. In one embodiment of the invention, the drug and the antagonist are administered substantially, simultaneously so as to occupy a substantial portion of the receptors of the user for that drug thereby blocking or attenuating the effects of any further intake of the drug or other agonist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Robert J. Schaap
    Inventors: Jed E. Rose, Edward D. Levin
  • Patent number: 5726190
    Abstract: A method of treating and reducing a drug dependency such as a nicotine dependency is provided. The method comprises initially administering to a subject a drug, such as nicotine, or an agonist of the drug in an amount which would normally provide the desired pharmacologic effects and at least partially satiate the needs for the drug by a user. The method also comprises administering to the subject an antagonist to the drug or an agonist in an amount sufficient to at least partially block the pharmacologic effects of the drug or agonist while there is a substantial amount of the drug or agonist present in the system of the user. In one embodiment of the invention, the drug and the antagonist are administered substantially simultaneously so as to occupy a substantial portion of the receptors of the user for that drug thereby blocking or attenuating the effects of any further intake of the drug or agonist thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Robert J. Schaap
    Inventors: Jed E. Rose, Edward D. Levin
  • Patent number: 5703101
    Abstract: A method of treating and reducing a drug dependency such as a nicotine dependency is provided. The method comprises initially administering to a subject a drug, such as nicotine or another agonist of the drug in an amount which would normally provide the desired pharmacologic effects and at least partially satiate the needs for the drug by a user. The method also comprises administering to the subject an antagonist to the drug or its other agonist in an amount sufficient to at least partially block the pharmacologic effects of the drug or its other agonist. In one embodiment of the invention, the drug and the antagonist are administered substantially simultaneously so as to occupy a substantial portion of the receptors of the user for that drug thereby blocking or attenuating the effects of any further intake of the drug or other agonist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Robert J. Schaap
    Inventors: Jed E. Rose, Edward D. Levin
  • Patent number: 5574052
    Abstract: A method of treating and reducing a drug dependency such as a nicotine dependency is provided. The method comprises initially administering to a subject a drug, such as nicotine or another agonist of the drug in an amount which would normally provide the desired pharmacologic effects and at least partially satiate the needs for the drug by a user. The method also comprises administering to the subject an antagonist to the drug or its other agonist in an amount sufficient to at least partially block the pharmacologic effects of the drug or its other agonist while there is a substantial amount of the drug or other agonist present in the system of the user. In one embodiment of the invention, the drug and the antagonist are administered substantially simultaneously so as to occupy a substantial portion of the receptors of the user for that drug thereby blocking or attenuating the effects of any further intake of the drug or other agonist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: Robert J. Schaap
    Inventors: Jed E. Rose, Edward D. Levin
  • Patent number: 5316759
    Abstract: A method of treating and reducing a drug dependency such as a nicotine dependency is provided. The method comprises initially administering to a subject a drug, such as nicotine or another agonist of the drug in an amount which would normally provide the desired pharmacologic effects and at least partially satiate the needs for the drug by a user. The method also comprises administering to the subject an antagonist to the drug or its other agonist in an amount sufficient to at least partially block the pharmacologic effects of the drug or its other agonist while there is a substantial amount of the drug or other agonist present in the system of the user. In one embodiment of the invention, the drug and the antagonist are administered substantially simultaneously so as to occupy a substantial portion of the receptors of the user for that drug thereby blocking or attenuating the effects of any further intake of the drug or other agonist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Robert J. Schaap
    Inventors: Jed E. Rose, Edward D. Levin