Patents by Inventor John J. Acton

John J. Acton 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: 20220259188
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to substituted certain 1-pyrazolyl, 5-, 6-disubstituted indazole derivatives of Formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R1, R2, and ring A are as defined herein, which are potent inhibitors of LRRK2 kinase and may be useful in the treatment or prevention of diseases in which the LRRK2 kinase is involved, such as Parkinson's Disease and other diseases and disorders described herein. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, in which LRRK-2 kinase is involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Hua Zhou, John J. Acton, III, Michael J. Ardolino, Yi-Heng Chen, Peter H. Fuller, Anmol Gulati, Rebecca Elizabeth Johnson, William P. Kaplan, Solomon D. Kattar, Mitchell H. Keylor, Derun Li, Kaitlyn Marie Logan, Min Lu, Gregori J. Morriello, Santhosh F. Neelamkavil, Barbara Pio, Nunzio Sciammetta, Vladimir Simov, Jing Su, Luis Torres, Xin Yan
  • Patent number: 11339156
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrazol-4-yl-pyridine compounds which are allosteric modulators of the M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor. The present invention is also directed to uses of the compounds described herein in the potential treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are involved. The present invention is also directed to compositions comprising these compounds. The present invention is also directed to uses of these compositions in the potential prevention or treatment of such diseases in which M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., MSD R&D (China) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John J. Acton, III, Jianming Bao, Qiaolin Deng, Melissa Egbertson, Ronald Ferguson, II, Xiaolei Gao, Scott Timothy Harrison, Timothy J. Henderson, Sandra L. Knowles, Chunsing Li, Michael Man-Chu Lo, Robert D. Mazzola, Jr., Meng Na, Michael T. Rudd, Oleg B. Selyutin, David M. Tellers, Ling Tong, Fengqi Zhang, Takao Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210395224
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to cinnolinyl and quinolinyl pyrazol-4-yl-pyridine compounds which are allosteric modulators of the M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor. The present invention is also directed to uses of the compounds described herein in the potential treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are involved. The present invention is also directed to compositions comprising these compounds. The present invention is also directed to uses of these compositions in the potential prevention or treatment of such diseases in which M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicants: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., MSD R&D (China) Co. LTD.
    Inventors: John J. Acton, III, Melissa Egbertson, Xiaolei Gao, Scott T. Harrison, Timothy J. Henderson, Michael Man-Chu Lo, Robert D. Mazzola, Jr., Zhaoyang Meng, James Mulhearn, Vanessa L. Rada, Jeffrey W. Schubert, Oleg B. Selyutin, David M. Tellers, Ling Tong, Fengqi Zhang, Jianming Bao, Chunsing Li
  • Publication number: 20210395236
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to substituted certain N-heteroaryl indazole derivatives of Formula (I): and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, X, Y, and Z are as defined herein, which are potent inhibitors of LRRK2 kinase and may be useful in the treatment or prevention of diseases in which the LRRK2 kinase is involved, such as Parkinson's Disease and other diseases and disorders described herein. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, in which LRRK-2 kinase is involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Vladimir SIMOV, William P. KAPLAN, John J. ACTON, III, Michael J. ARDOLINO, Joanna L. CHEN, Peter H. FULLER, Hakan GUNAYDIN, Derun LI, Ping LIU, Kaitlyn Marie LOGAN, Joey METHOT, Gregori J. MORRIELLO, Santhosh F. NEELAMKAVIL, Luis TORRES, Xin YAN, Hua ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20210380580
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrazol-4-yl-pyridine compounds which are allosteric modulators of the M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor. The present invention is also directed to uses of the compounds described herein in the potential treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are involved. The present invention is also directed to compositions comprising these compounds. The present invention is also directed to uses of these compositions in the potential prevention or treatment of such diseases in which M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicants: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., MSD R&D (CHINA) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John J. ACTON, III, Jianming BAO, Qiaolin DENG, Melissa EGBERTSON, Ronald FERGUSON, II, Xiaolei GAO, Scott Timothy HARRISON, Timothy J. HENDERSON, Sandra L. KNOWLES, Chunsing LI, Michael Man-Chu LO, Robert D. MAZZOLA, Jr., Meng NA, Michael T. RUDD, Oleg B. Selyutin, David M. TELLERS, Ling TONG, Fengqi ZHANG, Takao SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11149036
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrazol-4-yl-pyridine compounds which are allosteric modulators of the M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor. The present invention is also directed to uses of the compounds described herein in the potential treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are involved. The present invention is also directed to compositions comprising these compounds. The present invention is also directed to uses of these compositions in the potential prevention or treatment of such diseases in which M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: MSD R&D (China) Co., Ltd., Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: John J. Acton, III, Jianming Bao, Qiaolin Deng, Melissa Egbertson, Ronald Ferguson, II, Xiaolei Gao, Scott Timothy Harrison, Sandra L. Knowles, Chunsing Li, Michael Man-Chu Lo, Robert D. Mazzola, Jr., Zhaoyang Meng, Meng Na, Michael T. Rudd, Oleg Selyutin, David M. Tellers, Ling Tong, Fengqi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10933056
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrazol-4-yl-pyridine compounds which are allosteric modulators of the M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor. The present invention is also directed to uses of the compounds described herein in the potential treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are involved. The present invention is also directed to compositions comprising these compounds. The present invention is also directed to uses of these compositions in the potential prevention or treatment of such diseases in which M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., MSD R&D (China) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: John J. Acton, III, Jianming Bao, Melissa Egbertson, Xiaolei Gao, Scott T. Harrison, Sandra L. Knowles, Chunsing Li, Michael Man-Chu Lo, Robert D. Mazzola, Jr., Zhaoyang Meng, Michael T. Rudd, Oleg B. Selyutin, David M. Tellers, Ling Tong, Jenny Miu-Chun Wai
  • Publication number: 20200207758
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrazol-4-yl-pyridine compounds which are allosteric modulators of the M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor. The present invention is also directed to uses of the compounds described herein in the potential treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are involved. The present invention is also directed to compositions comprising these compounds. The present invention is also directed to uses of these compositions in the potential prevention or treatment of such diseases in which M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: John J. ACTON, III, Jianming BAO, Qiaolin DENG, Melissa EGBERTSON, Ronald FERGUSON, II, Xiaolei GAO, Scott Timothy HARRISON, Sandra L. KNOWLES, Chunsing LI, Michael Man-Chu LO, Robert D. MAZZOLA, Jr., Zhaoyang MENG, Meng NA, Michael T. RUDD, Oleg SELYUTIN, David M. TELLERS, Ling TONG, Fengqi ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20200069671
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrazol-4-yl-pyridine compounds which are allosteric modulators of the M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor. The present invention is also directed to uses of the compounds described herein in the potential treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are involved. The present invention is also directed to compositions comprising these compounds. The present invention is also directed to uses of these compositions in the potential prevention or treatment of such diseases in which M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicants: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., MSD R & D (China) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John J. Acton, III, Jianming Bao, Melissa Egbertson, Xiaolei Gao, Scott T. Harrison, Sandra L. Knowles, Chunsing Li, Michael Man-Chu Lo, Robert D. Mazzola, JR., Zhaoyang Meng, Michael T. Rudd, Oleg B. Selyutin, David M. Tellers, Ling Tong, Jenny Miu-Chun Wai
  • Publication number: 20190000824
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrazol-4-yl-pyridine compounds which are allosteric modulators of the M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor. The present invention is also directed to uses of the compounds described herein in the potential treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases in which M4 muscarinic acetylcholine 5 receptors are involved. The present invention is also directed to compositions comprising these compounds. The present invention is also directed to uses of these compositions in the potential prevention or treatment of such diseases in which M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: John J. Acton, III, Jianming Bao, Melissa Egbertson, Xiaolei Gao, Scott T. Harrison, Sandra L. Knowles, Chunsing Li, Michael Man-Chu Lo, Robert D. Mazzola, Jr., Zhaoyang Meng, Michael T. Rudd, Oleg B. Selyutin, David M. Tellers, Ling Tong, Jenny Miu-Chun Wai
  • Patent number: 9650375
    Abstract: Novel compounds of the structural formula (I) are activators of AMP-protein kinase and may be useful in the treatment, prevention and suppression of diseases mediated by the AMPK-activated protein kinase. The compounds of the present invention may be useful in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, hyperglycemia, metabolic syndrome, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: John J. Acton, III, Rajan Anand, Ashok Arasappan, Qun Dang, Iyassu Sebhat, Zhifa Pu, Takao Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9353101
    Abstract: Compounds having the structure of Formula I, including pharmaceutically acceptable salts of the compounds, are CETP inhibitors and may be useful for raising HDL-cholesterol and reducing LDL-cholesterol in human patients and for treating or preventing atherosclerosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: John J. Acton, III, Feng Ye, Petr Vachal, Deyou Sha, James F. Dropinski, Lin Chu, Debra Ondeyka, Alexander J. Kim, Vincent J. Colandrea, Yi Zang, Fengqi Zhang, Guizhen Dong
  • Publication number: 20160002224
    Abstract: Novel compounds of the structural formula (I) are activators of AMP-protein kinase and may be useful in the treatment, prevention and suppression of diseases mediated by the AMPK-activated protein kinase. The compounds of the present invention may be useful in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, hyperglycemia, metabolic syndrome, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: John J. Acton, III, Rajan Anand, Ashok Arasappan, Qun Dang, Iyassu Sebhat, Zhifa Pu, Takao Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150274664
    Abstract: Substituted cyclopropyl piperidinyl compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof are disclosed as useful for treating or preventing type 2 diabetes and similar conditions. The compounds are useful as agonists of the G-protein coupled receptor GPR-119. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treatment are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Marck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: John J. Acton, Scott D. Edmondson, Ping Liu, Michael W. Miller, Harold B. Wood, Byron G. DuBois, William B. Geiss
  • Publication number: 20150111866
    Abstract: Compounds having the structure of Formula I, including pharmaceutically acceptable salts of the compounds, are CETP inhibitors and may be useful for raising HDL-cholesterol and reducing LDL-cholesterol in human patients and for treating or preventing atherosclerosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: John J. Acton, III, Feng Ye, Petr Vachal, Deyou Sha, James F. Dropinski, Lin Chu, Debra Ondeyka, Alexander J. Kim, Vincent J. Colandrea, Yi Zang, Fengqi Zhang, Guizhen Dong
  • Patent number: 7393960
    Abstract: Indoles having aryloxyalkanoic acid substituents or arylalkanoic acid substituents are agonists or partial agonists of PPAR gamma and are useful in the treatment and control of hyperglycemia that is symptomatic of type II diabetes, as well as dyslipidemia, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, and obesity that are often associated with type 2 diabetes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Acton, III, Peter T. Meinke, Harold B. Wood, Regina M. Black
  • Patent number: 7345085
    Abstract: Indoles having aryloxyalkanoic acid substituents or arylalkanoic acid substituents are agonists or partial agonists of PPAR gamma and are useful in the treatment and control of hyperglycemia that is symptomatic of type II diabetes, as well as dyslipidemia, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, and obesity that are often associated with type 2 diabetes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Acton, III, Sheryl D. Debenham, Kun Liu, Peter T. Meinke, Harold B. Wood, Regina M. Black
  • Patent number: 7186746
    Abstract: Indoles having aryloxyalkanoic acid substituents or arylalkanoic acid substituents are agonists or partial agonists of PPAR gamma and are useful in the treatment and control of hyperglycemia that is symptomatic of type II diabetes, as well as dyslipidemia, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, and obesity that are often associated with type 2 diabetes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Acton, III, Sheryl D. Debenham, Kun Liu, Peter T. Meinke, Harold B. Wood, Regina M. Black
  • Patent number: 6852738
    Abstract: A class of acyl sulfamides comprises compounds that are potent ligands for PPAR gamma and generally have antagonist or partial agonist activity. The compounds may be useful in the treatment, control or prevention of obesity, non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, atherosclerosis, vascular restenosis, inflammation, and other PPAR gamma mediated diseases, disorders and conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: A. Brian Jones, John J. Acton, III
  • Publication number: 20040073037
    Abstract: A class of acyl sulfamides comprises compounds that are potent ligands for PPAR gamma and generally have antagonist or partial agonist activity. The compounds may be useful in the treatment, control or prevention of obesity, non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, atherosclerosis, vascular restenosis, inflammation, and other PPAR gamma mediated diseases, disorders and conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: A. Brian Jones, John J. Acton III