Patents by Inventor Farid Vaghefi

Farid Vaghefi 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: 20140112980
    Abstract: An abuse-resistant controlled release pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically effective amount of discrete particles of an active capable of abuse, wherein surfaces of said particles are wetted with a water insoluble coating material, and preferably wherein said composition comprises a matrix, in which said particles are distributed, and which renders the abuse-capable compound within the matrix difficult to separate from the matrix; and a method for the preparation of a controlled release pharmaceutical composition having a reduced potential for abuse, comprising applying a pressure force to a mixture comprising a water insoluble material, and particles of a pharmaceutically active compound capable of inducing in a subject a reaction that is physiologically or psychologically detrimental if administered in an immediate release dosage form, thereby resulting in surface coated particles, and incorporating said surface coated particles into a pharmaceutical composition
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Farid Vaghefi, Gary G. Liversidge, Stephen B. Ruddy, Eugene R. Cooper
  • Patent number: 8461208
    Abstract: Disclosed are bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalts and pharmaceutical compositions thereof. Also disclosed are methods of using bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalts to treat cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.
    Inventors: Keizo Koya, Lijun Sun, Elena Kostik, Farid Vaghefi, Shoujun Chen, Noriaki Tatsuta, Guiqing Liang, Takayo Inoue, Zhi-Qiang Xia
  • Publication number: 20120035266
    Abstract: Disclosed are bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalts and pharmaceutical compositions thereof. Also disclosed are methods of using bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalts to treat cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.
    Inventors: Keizo KOYA, Lijun Sun, Elena Kostik, Farid Vaghefi, Shoujun Chen, Noriaki Tatsuta, Guiqing Liang, Takayo Inoue, Zhi-Qiang Xia
  • Patent number: 8048925
    Abstract: Disclosed are bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalts, which are represented by Structural Formula (I): Y is a covalent bond or a substituted or unsubstituted straight chained hydrocarbyl group. R1-R4 are independently —H, an aliphatic group, a substituted aliphatic group, an aryl group or a substituted aryl group, or R1 and R3 taken together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms to which they are bonded, and/or R2 and R4 taken together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms to which they are bonded, form a non-aromatic heterocyclic ring optionally fused to an aromatic ring. Z is —O or —S. M+ is a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation and M2+ is a pharmaceutically acceptable divalent cation. Also, disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising a bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalt described above. Further disclosed are methods of treating a subject with cancer. The methods comprise the step of administering an effective amount of a bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalt described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.
    Inventors: Keizo Koya, Lijun Sun, Elena Kostik, Farid Vaghefi, Shoujun Chen, Noriaki Tatsuta, Guiqing Liang, Takayo Inoue, Zhi-Qiang Xia
  • Publication number: 20100324143
    Abstract: Disclosed are bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalts, which are represented by Structural Formula (I): Y is a covalent bond or a substituted or unsubstituted straight chained hydrocarbyl group. R1-R4 are independently —H, an aliphatic group, a substituted aliphatic group, an aryl group or a substituted aryl group, or R1 and R3 taken together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms to which they are bonded, and/or R2 and R4 taken together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms to which they are bonded, form a non-aromatic heterocyclic ring optionally fused to an aromatic ring. Z is —O or —S. M+ is a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation and M2+ is a pharmaceutically acceptable divalent cation. Also, disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising a bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalt described above. Further disclosed are methods of treating a subject with cancer. The methods comprise the step of administering an effective amount of a bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalt described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Keizo Koya, Lijun Sun, Elena Kostik, Farid Vaghefi, Shoujun Chen, Noriaki Tatsuta, Guiqing Liang, Takayo Inoue, Zhi-Qiang Xia
  • Patent number: 7795313
    Abstract: Disclosed are bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalts, which are represented by Structural Formula (I): Y is a covalent bond or a substituted or unsubstituted straight chained hydrocarbyl group. R1-R4 are independently —H, an aliphatic group, a substituted aliphatic group, an aryl group or a substituted aryl group, or R1 and R3 taken together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms to which they are bonded, and/or R2 and R4 taken together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms to which they are bonded, form a non-aromatic heterocyclic ring optionally fused to an aromatic ring. Z is —O or —S. M+ is a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation and M2+ is a pharmaceutically acceptable divalent cation. Also, disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising a bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalt described above. Further disclosed are methods of treating a subject with cancer. The methods comprise the step of administering an effective amount of a bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalt described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.
    Inventors: Keizo Koya, Lijun Sun, Elena Kostik, Farid Vaghefi, Shoujun Chen, Noriaki Tatsuta, Guiqing Liang, Takayo Inoue, Zhi-Qiang Xia
  • Publication number: 20090281172
    Abstract: Disclosed are bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalts, which are represented by Structural Formula (I): Y is a covalent bond or a substituted or unsubstituted straight chained hydrocarbyl group. R1-R4 are independently —H, an aliphatic group, a substituted aliphatic group, an aryl group or a substituted aryl group, or R1 and R3 taken together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms to which they are bonded, and/or R2 and R4 taken together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms to which they are bonded, form a non-aromatic heterocyclic ring optionally fused to an aromatic ring. Z is —O or —S. M+ is a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation and M2+ is a pharmaceutically acceptable divalent cation. Also, disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising a bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalt described above. Further disclosed are methods of treating a subject with cancer. The methods comprise the step of administering an effective amount of a bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalt described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Keizo Koya, Lijun Sun, Elena Kostik, Farid Vaghefi, Shoujun Chen, Noriaki Tatsuta, Guiqing Liang, Takayo Inoue, Zhi-Qiang Xia
  • Patent number: 7579503
    Abstract: Disclosed are bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalts, which are represented by Structural Formula (I): Y is a covalent bond or a substituted or unsubstituted straight chained hydrocarbyl group. R1-R4 are independently —H, an aliphatic group, a substituted aliphatic group, an aryl group or a substituted aryl group, or R1 and R3 taken together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms to which they are bonded, and/or R2 and R4 taken together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms to which they are bonded, form a non-aromatic heterocyclic ring optionally fused to an aromatic ring. Z is —O or —S. M+ is a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation and M2+ is a pharmaceutically acceptable divalent cation. Also, disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising a bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalt described above. Further disclosed are methods of treating a subject with cancer. The methods comprise the step of administering an effective amount of a bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalt described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.
    Inventors: Keizo Koya, Lijun Sun, Elena Kostik, Farid Vaghefi, Shoujun Chen, Noriaki Tatsuta, Guiqing Liang, Takayo Inoue, Zhi-Qiang Xia
  • Publication number: 20080269340
    Abstract: Disclosed are bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalts, which are represented by Structural Formula (I): Y is a covalent bond or a substituted or unsubstituted straight chained hydrocarbyl group. R1-R4 are independently —H, an aliphatic group, a substituted aliphatic group, an aryl group or a substituted aryl group, or R1 and R3 taken together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms to which they are bonded, and/or R2 and R4 taken together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms to which they are bonded, form a non-aromatic heterocyclic ring optionally fused to an aromatic ring. Z is —O or —S. M+ is a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation and M2+ is a pharmaceutically acceptable divalent cation. Also, disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising a bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalt described above. Further disclosed are methods of treating a subject with cancer. The methods comprise the step of administering an effective amount of a bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalt described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.
    Inventors: Keizo Koya, Lijun Sun, Elena Kostik, Farid Vaghefi, Shoujun Chen, Noriaki Taitsuta, Guiqing Liang, Takayo Inoue, Zhi-Qiang Xia
  • Patent number: 7385084
    Abstract: Disclosed are bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalts, which are represented by Structural Formula (I): Y is a covalent bond or a substituted or unsubstituted straight chained hydrocarbyl group. R1-R4 are independently —H, an aliphatic group, a substituted aliphatic group, an aryl group or a substituted aryl group, or R1 and R3 taken together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms to which they are bonded, and/or R2 and R4 taken together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms to which they are bonded, form a non-aromatic heterocyclic ring optionally fused to an aromatic ring. Z is —O or —S. M+ is a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation and M2+ is a pharmaceutically acceptable divalent cation. Also, disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising a bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalt described above. Further disclosed are methods of treating a subject with cancer. The methods comprise the step of administering an effective amount of a bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalt described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Synta Pharmaceutical Corp.
    Inventors: Keizo Koya, Lijun Sun, Elena Kostik, Farid Vaghefi, Shoujun Chen, Noriaki Tatsuta, Guiqing Liang, Takayo Inoue, Zhi-Qiang Xia
  • Patent number: 7179407
    Abstract: A microcapsule composition comprising a core material in a matrix of polymorphic shell material, releases said core material in an aqueous environment in accordance with zero order linear release profile. A preferred composition comprises a core material having a degree of water solubility entrapped in a beta crystalline matrix of water insoluble shell material which matrix may, optionally, be surrounded by a contiguous core material-free layer of water insoluble shell material. Also disclosed is a process for the preparation of microcapsules comprising subjecting a flowable mixture of core material and a first amount of water insoluble shell material to a pressure force to form a pressure-treated mixture, and passing said pressure-treated mixture through a spray nozzle into a chilling zone to form a solidified composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Verion Inc.
    Inventors: Farid Vaghefi, Jeffry Lee, Vijendra Nalamothu
  • Publication number: 20060142393
    Abstract: Methods and medical devices for treating a proliferative disorder in a subject, e.g., restenosis in a blood vessel that has been implanted with a stent, employ a bis(thio-hydrazide amide) represented by Structural Formula I or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof. Y is a covalent bond or an optionally substituted straight chained hydrocarbyl group, or, Y, taken together with both >C=Z groups to which it is bonded, is an optionally substituted aromatic group. R1-R4 are independently —H, an optionally substituted aliphatic group, an optionally substituted aryl group, or R1 and R3 taken together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms to which they are bonded, and/or R2 and R4 taken together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms to which they are bonded, form a non-aromatic heterocyclic ring optionally fused to an aromatic ring. R7-R8 are independently —H, an optionally substituted aliphatic group, or an optionally substituted aryl group. Z is O or S.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Matthew Sherman, Farid Vaghefi, Lan Chen
  • Publication number: 20060135595
    Abstract: Disclosed are bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalts, which are represented by Structural Formula (I): Y is a covalent bond or a substituted or unsubstituted straight chained hydrocarbyl group. R1-R4 are independently —H, an aliphatic group, a substituted aliphatic group, an aryl group or a substituted aryl group, or R1 and R3 taken together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms to which they are bonded, and/or R2 and R4 taken together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms to which they are bonded, form a non-aromatic heterocyclic ring optionally fused to an aromatic ring. Z is —O or —S. M+ is a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation and M2+ is a pharmaceutically acceptable divalent cation. Also, disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions comprising a bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalt described above. Further disclosed are methods of treating a subject with cancer. The methods comprise the step of administering an effective amount of a bis(thio-hydrazide amide) disalt described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Applicant: Synta Pharmaceuticals
    Inventors: Keizo Koya, Lijun Sun, Elena Kostik, Farid Vaghefi, Shoujun Chen, Noriaki Tatsuta, Guiqing Liang, Takayo Inoue, Zhi-Qiang Xia
  • Publication number: 20060104909
    Abstract: An abuse-resistant controlled release pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically effective amount of discrete particles of an active capable of abuse, wherein surfaces of said particles are wetted with a water insoluble coating material, and preferably wherein said composition comprises a matrix, in which said particles are distributed, and which renders the abuse-capable compound within the matrix difficult to separate from the matrix; and a method for the preparation of a controlled release pharmaceutical composition having a reduced potential for abuse, comprising applying a pressure force to a mixture comprising a water insoluble material, and particles of a pharmaceutically active compound capable of inducing in a subject a reaction that is physiologically or psychologically detrimental if administered in an immediate release dosage form, thereby resulting in surface coated particles, and incorporating said surface coated particles into a pharmaceutical composition
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Inventors: Farid Vaghefi, Gary Liversidge, Stephen Ruddy, Eugene Cooper
  • Patent number: 6849271
    Abstract: The present invention relates to microspheres, processes for the manufacture of said microspheres, pharmaceutical compositions comprising said microspheres, and sustained release methods of administering an effective pharmaceutical amount of a bioactive compound to a subject. The microspheres of the present invention comprise a water insoluble organic matrix comprising an interior region, throughout which are homogeneously dispersed a plurality of microcapsules consisting essentially of a core of bioactive compound coated with material containing charged organic groups and a surface region substantially free of said bioactive compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Verion, Inc.
    Inventors: Farid Vaghefi, Martin F. Savitzky
  • Publication number: 20030157326
    Abstract: The present invention relates to microspheres, processes for the manufacture of said microspheres, pharmaceutical compositions comprising said microspheres, and sustained release methods of administering an effective pharmaceutical amount of a bioactive compound to a subject. The microspheres of the present invention comprise a water insoluble organic matrix comprising an interior region, throughout which are homogeneously dispersed a plurality of microcapsules consisting essentially of a core of bioactive compound coated with material containing charged organic groups and a surface region substantially free of said bioactive compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Applicant: Verion Inc.
    Inventors: Farid Vaghefi, Martin F. Savitzky
  • Publication number: 20030146530
    Abstract: A microcapsule composition comprising a core material in a matrix of polymorphic shell material, releases said core material in an aqueous environment in accordance with zero order linear release profile. A preferred composition comprises a core material having a degree of water solubility entrapped in a beta crystalline matrix of water insoluble shell material which matrix may, optionally, be surrounded by a contiguous core material-free layer of water insoluble shell material. Also disclosed is a process for the preparation of microcapsules comprising subjecting a flowable mixture of core material and a first amount of water insoluble shell material to a pressure force to form a pressure-treated mixture, and passing said pressure-treated mixture through a spray nozzle into a chilling zone to form a solidified composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Applicant: Verion Inc.
    Inventors: Farid Vaghefi, Jeffry Lee, Vijendra Nalamothu
  • Patent number: 6544646
    Abstract: A microcapsule composition comprising a core material in a matrix of polymorphic shell material, releases said core material in an aqueous environment in accordance with zero order linear release profile. A preferred composition comprises a core material having a degree of water solubility entrapped in a beta crystalline matrix of water insoluble shell material which matrix may, optionally, be surrounded by a contiguous core material-free layer of water insoluble shell material. Also disclosed is a process for the preparation of microcapsules comprising subjecting a flowable mixture of core material and a first amount of water insoluble shell material to a pressure force to form a pressure-treated mixture, and passing said pressure-treated mixture through a spray nozzle into a chilling zone to form a solidified composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Verion Inc.
    Inventors: Farid Vaghefi, Jeffry Lee, Vijendra Nalamothu
  • Patent number: 6541030
    Abstract: A microcapsule capable of thoroughly encapsulating environmentally-sensitive or volatile core materials and capable of releasing said core material on contact with water. A process for manufacture of water soluble microcapsules comprising the admixture of a water soluble cellulosic material, a water soluble glucopyranosidyl material, at least two surfactants and core material, subjecting said mixture to an abrupt pressure change and drying the pressure-treated mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Verion Inc.
    Inventor: Farid Vaghefi
  • Patent number: 6429851
    Abstract: A graphic user interface, such as a standard functioning mouse or track ball, which has the shape and/or appearance of various different characters, such as animals and which may be sized for use by children. The graphic user interface also has various removable and interchangable parts so that its appearance can be changed without interfering with functioning of the device. The graphic user interface can have added features such as sound an/or light generating features so that normal operation of the buttons causes the production of a sound or sounds which depends on the shape applied to the graphic user interface. Depressing the buttons can also cause bulbs or LCDs positioned on the graphic user interface body, particularly in the eyes of the character, to light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Inventors: Kimberly Vaghefi, Farid Vaghefi