Patents by Inventor James Mulhearn

James Mulhearn 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: 10968210
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula A, or a salt thereof: Formula (A), wherein: Het, Q and R1A to R4A are defined herein, which compounds 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 cough, itch, acute pain and neuropathic pain disorders using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Greshock, James Mulhearn, Anthony J. Roecker, Tianying Jian, Gang Zhou, Liangqin Guo, Walter Won, Ting Zhang, Rajan Anand, John E. Stelmach, Deping Wang, Ronald M. Kim, Mark E. Layton, Christopher S. Burgey, Philippe G. Nantermet
  • Publication number: 20200131167
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula A, or a salt thereof: Formula (A), wherein: Het, Q and R1A to R4A are defined herein, which compounds 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 cough, itch, acute pain and neuropathic pain disorders using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Greshock, James Mulhearn, Anthony J. Roecker, Tianying Jian, Gang Zhou, Liangqin Guo, Walter Won, Ting Zhang, Rajan Anand, John E. Stelmach, Deping Wang, Ronald M. Kim, Mark E. Layton, Christopher S. Burgey, Philippe G. Nantermet
  • Patent number: 10519147
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula A, or a salt thereof, where Q, X, R1 and R2 are as defined herein, which compounds have properties for inhibiting 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 pain (acute, post-operative, neuropathic), or cough or itch disorders using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Greshock, James Mulhearn, Liangqin Guo, Ting Zhang, Deping Wang, Ronald M. Kim, Mark E. Layton, Michael J. Kelly, III, Rajan Anand, Philippe Nantermet, Tianying Jian, Anthony J. Roecker, Walter Won, Gang Zhou
  • Publication number: 20190233406
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula A, or a salt thereof: wherein R1, R2, and E are defined herein, which compounds have properties for inhibiting 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 pain disorders, cough, and itch using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Greshock, James Mulhearn, Junying Zheng, Ronald M. Kim, Ting Zhang, Anthony J. Roecker, Walter Won, Philippe Nantermet, Rajan Anand, Gang Zhou, Deping Wang, Liangqin Guo
  • Patent number: 10221167
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula A, or a salt thereof: wherein R1, R2, and E are defined herein, which compounds have properties for inhibiting 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 pain disorders, cough, and itch using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Greshock, James Mulhearn, Junying Zheng, Ronald M. Kim, Ting Zhang, Anthony J. Roecker, Walter Won, Philippe Nantermet, Rajan Anand, Gang Zhou, Deping Wang, Liangqin Guo
  • Publication number: 20180362518
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula A, or a salt thereof, where Q, X, R1 and R2 are as defined herein, which compounds have properties for inhibiting Na 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 pain (acute, post-operative, neuropathic), or cough or itch disorders using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Greshock, James Mulhearn, Liangqin Guo, Ting Zhang, Deping Wang, Ronald M. Kim, Mark E. Layton, Michael J. Kelly, III, Rajan Anand, Philippe Nantermet, Tianying Jian, Anthony J. Roecker, Walter Won, Gang Zhou
  • Patent number: 10022461
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrrolopyridine compounds of formula (I) or their pharmaceutically acceptable salts, which may be suitable for imaging tau aggregates, b-sheet aggregates, beta-amyloid aggregates or alpha-synuclein aggregates, and hence are useful in binding and imaging tau aggregates in Alzheimer's patients. More specifically, this invention relates to a method of using the compounds of this invention as tracers in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to study tau deposits in brain in vivo to allow diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases characterized by tau pathology. The invention further relates to a method of measuring clinical efficacy of therapeutic agents for Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases characterized by tau pathology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Abbas M. Walji, Eric Hostetler, Thomas J. Greshock, Jing Li, Keith P. Moore, Idriss Bennacef, James Mulhearn, Harold Selnick, Yaode Wang, Kun Yang, Jianmin Fu
  • Publication number: 20180071412
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrrolopyridine compounds of formula (I) or their pharmaceutically acceptable salts, which may be suitable for imaging tau aggregates, b-sheet aggregates, beta-amyloid aggregates or alpha-synuclein aggregates, and hence are useful in binding and imaging tau aggregates in Alzheimer's patients. More specifically, this invention relates to a method of using the compounds of this invention as tracers in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to study tau deposits in brain in vivo to allow diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases characterized by tau pathology. The invention further relates to a method of measuring clinical efficacy of therapeutic agents for Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases characterized by tau pathology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Abbas M. Walji, Eric Hostetler, Thomas J. Greshock, Jing Li, Keith P. Moore, Idriss Bennacef, James Mulhearn, Harold Selnick, Yaode Wang, Kun Yang, Jianmin Fu
  • Publication number: 20170330566
    Abstract: A system includes a first device having a microphone associated with a voice user interface (VUI) and a first network interface, a first processor connected to the first network interface and controlling the first device, a second device having a speaker and a second network interface, and a second processor connected to the second network interface and controlling the second device. Upon connection of the second network interface to a network to which the first network interface is connected, the second processor causes the second device to output an identifiable sound through the speaker. Upon detecting the identifiable sound via the microphone, the first processor adds information identifying the second device to a data store of devices to be controlled when the first device activates the VUI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Trott, Michael J. Daley, Christopher James Mulhearn
  • Patent number: 9808542
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrrolopyridine compounds of formula (I) or their pharmaceutically acceptable salts, which may be suitable for imaging tau aggregates, b-sheet aggregates, beta-amyloid aggregates or alpha-synuclein aggregates, and hence are useful in binding and imaging tau aggregates in Alzheimer's patients. More specifically, this invention relates to a method of using the compounds of this invention as tracers in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to study tau deposits in brain in vivo to allow diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases characterized by tau pathology. The invention further relates to a method of measuring clinical efficacy of therapeutic agents for Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases characterized by tau pathology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Abbas W. Walji, Eric Hostetler, Thomas J. Greshock, Jing Li, Keith P. Moore, Idriss Bennacef, James Mulhearn, Harold Selnick, Yaode Wang, Kun Yang, Jianmin Fu
  • Patent number: 9788114
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be embodied in a first acoustic device that includes an input port configured to receive an input signal representing audio from a media device, and one or more acoustic transducers. The first acoustic device also includes one or more processors configured to generate, from the input signal, a first signal for producing an acoustic output from the one or more transducers, and a second signal for producing an acoustic output from a second acoustic device. The first and second signals are generated from the input signal based on a feedback signal received from the second acoustic device. The first acoustic device also includes an output port for providing a portion of the second signal to the second acoustic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Igor Kofman, David Rolland Crist, Christopher James Mulhearn, Matthew Belge, Michael Tiene, Avrum G. Mayman
  • Patent number: 9736614
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be embodied in a method that includes receiving, at a processing device, a feedback signal from a recording device, and generating, based on the feedback signal, a control signal for adjusting an acoustic output of a speaker device to achieve a target acoustic distribution within the environment. The feedback signal can indicate an acoustic characteristic of an environment in which a speaker device is located. The method also includes providing the control signal to the speaker device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Igor Kofman, David Rolland Crist, Christopher James Mulhearn, Matthew Belge, Michael Tiene, Avrum G. Mayman
  • Publication number: 20170174674
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula A, or a salt thereof: wherein R1, R2, and E are defined herein, which compounds have properties for inhibiting 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 pain disorders, cough, and itch using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Greshock, James Mulhearn, Junying Zheng, Ronald M. Kim, Ting Zhang, Anthony J. Roecker, Walter Won, Philippe Nantermet, Rajan Anand, Gang Zhou, Deping Wang, Liangqin Guo
  • Publication number: 20170119912
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrrolopyridine compounds of formula (I) or their pharmaceutically acceptable salts, which may be suitable for imaging tau aggregates, b-sheet aggregates, beta-amyloid aggregates or alpha-synuclein aggregates, and hence are useful in binding and imaging tau aggregates in Alzheimer's patients. More specifically, this invention relates to a method of using the compounds of this invention as tracers in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to study tau deposits in brain in vivo to allow diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases characterized by tau pathology. The invention further relates to a method of measuring clinical efficacy of therapeutic agents for Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases characterized by tau pathology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Abbas W. Walji, Eric Hostetler, Thomas J. Greshock, Jing Li, Keith P. Moore, Idriss Bennacef, James Mulhearn, Harold Selnick, Yaode Wang, Kun Yang, Jianmin Fu
  • Patent number: 9624208
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula A: 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: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Pero, Hannah D. G. F. Lehman, Michael J. Kelly, III, Lianyun Zhao, Michael A. Rossi, Dansu Li, Kevin F. Gilbert, Scott Wolkenberg, James Mulhearn, Mark E. Layton, Pablo de Leon
  • Publication number: 20160286330
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be embodied in a method that includes receiving, at a processing device, a feedback signal from a recording device, and generating, based on the feedback signal, a control signal for adjusting an acoustic output of a speaker device to achieve a target acoustic distribution within the environment. The feedback signal can indicate an acoustic characteristic of an environment in which a speaker device is located. The method also includes providing the control signal to the speaker device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Igor Kofman, David Rolland Crist, Christopher James Mulhearn, Matthew Belge, Michael Tiene, Avrum G. Mayman
  • Publication number: 20160286313
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be embodied in a first acoustic device that includes an input port configured to receive an input signal representing audio from a media device, and one or more acoustic transducers. The first acoustic device also includes one or more processors configured to generate, from the input signal, a first signal for producing an acoustic output from the one or more transducers, and a second signal for producing an acoustic output from a second acoustic device. The first and second signals are generated from the input signal based on a feedback signal received from the second acoustic device. The first acoustic device also includes an output port for providing a portion of the second signal to the second acoustic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Igor Kofman, David Rolland Crist, Christopher James Mulhearn, Matthew Belge, Michael Tiene, Avrum G. Mayman
  • Patent number: 9399651
    Abstract: The present invention relates to 4-pyridinone compounds which are inhibitors of catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT), and are useful in the treatment and prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which COMT enzyme is involved. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which COMT is involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Scott Wolkenberg, James C. Barrow, Michael S. Poslusney, Scott T. Harrison, Wesley B. Trotter, James Mulhearn, Kausik K. Nanda, Peter J. Manley, Zhijian Zhao, Jeffrey W. Schubert, Nathan R. Kett, Amy Zartman
  • Patent number: 9273040
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    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
  • Publication number: 20150299227
    Abstract: The present invention relates to 4-pyridinone compounds which are inhibitors of catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT), and are useful in the treatment and prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which COMT enzyme is involved. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which COMT is involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP.
    Inventors: Scott Wolkenberg, James C. Barrow, Michael S. Poslusney, Scott T. Harrison, Wesley B. Trotter, James Mulhearn, Kausik K. Nanda, Peter J. Manley, Zhijian Zhao, Jeffrey W. Schubert, Nathan R. Kett, Amy Zartman