Patents by Inventor J. Patrick Kesslak

J. Patrick Kesslak 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: 5135956
    Abstract: A method for treating or preventing neuronal injury in a mammal, comprising the step of administering in vivo a therapeutically effective amount of a long-chain fatty alcohol having from about 23 to about 29 carbon atoms or prodrug esters thereof. Also disclosed are pharmacological compositions containing from 0.01 mg/kg to about 20 mg/kg of the fatty alcohol. The method and compositions are useful in: treating traumatic injury, chemical injury and injury due to disease; promoting and accelerating recovery of behavioral function after such injury; preventing neuronal injury or death; improving training and memory functions; and protecting neurons against injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Jacques Borg, Carl W. Cotman, J. Patrick Kesslak