Patents by Inventor John J. Acton, III

John J. Acton, III 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 6525083
    Abstract: Certain N-substituted indoles having aryloxyacetic acid, substituents are agonists or partial agonists of PPAR gamma, and are useful in the treatment, control or prevention of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, atherosclerosis, obesity, vascular restenosis, inflammation, and other PPAR mediated diseases, disorders and conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Acton, III, Regina Marie Black, Anthony Brian Jones, Harold Blair Wood
  • Patent number: 5719296
    Abstract: Compounds of the formula ##STR1## are inhibitors of peptide binding to major histocompatibility complex type II proteins and are useful in the treatment and prevention of autoimmune diseases including: rheumatoid arthritis, Type I diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus erythematosis, Graves disease and pemphigus. The present invention also provides novel compositions, methods of treatment employing the compounds of the present invention and methods of manufacture of the compounds of structural formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Acton, III, Alan D. Adams, Jeffrey D. Hermes, A. Brian Jones, William Hugh Parsons, Peter J. Sinclair
  • Patent number: 5506262
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compounds of structural formula (I) ##STR1## which are useful as cholesterol lowering agents. These compounds are also useful as inhibitors of squalene synthetase, inhibitors of fungal growth, inhibitors of farnesyl-protein transferase and farnesylation of the oncogene protein Ras. These compounds are also useful in the treatment of cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Burk, William H. Parsons, John J. Acton, III, Gregory D. Berger, Tesfaye Biftu, Robert L. Bugianesi, Yuan-Ching P. Chiang, Claude Dufresne, Narindar N. Girotra, Robert W. Marquis, Jr., Chan-Hwa Kuo, Sandra P. Plevyak, Mitree M. Ponpipom, Lori L. Whiting, James D. Bergstrom, Conrad Santini