Patents by Inventor John Francis O'Sullivan

John Francis O'Sullivan 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: 5763443
    Abstract: The invention concerns the new use of riminophenazines in the treatment of a patient who has built up, or could build up, resistance to a therapeutically active substance, such as a patient requiring treatment for cancer. The riminophenazine conveniently may be of the general formula (I). ##STR1## R.sup.1 is a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or a (C.sub.1 -C.sub.3) alkyl, (C.sub.1 -C.sub.3) alkoxy, fluoromethoxy or trifluoromethyl radical, R.sup.2 is a hydrogen or halogen atom, R.sup.3 is selected from hydrogen, (C.sub.1 -C.sub.4) alkyl, N,N-dialkylamino alkyl, (C.sub.3 -C.sub.12) cycloalkyl, methylcyclohexyl, hydroxycyclohexyl, cycloalkylmethyl, piperidyl, alkyl substituted piperidyl or N-benzyl-substituted pipperidyl, R.sup.4 is a hydrogen or halogen atom or a (C.sub.1 -C.sub.3) alkyl, (C.sub.1 -C.sub.3) alkoxy, fluoromethoxy or trifluoromethyl radical, and n is 1, 2 or 3. The invention also provides novel riminophenazines of general formula (I), their preparation, and compositions containing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Universiteit Van Pretoria
    Inventors: Constance Elizabeth Medlen, Ronald Anderson, John Francis O'Sullivan