Patents by Inventor Joseph L. Kukura, II

Joseph L. Kukura, II 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: 20220016031
    Abstract: A process for preparing and isolating pharmaceutical active ingredient particles having a particle size of between about 0.1 and 30 microns, wherein a slurry comprising the active ingredient and one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients is fed into a thin film evaporator under suitable conditions for less than 10 minutes sufficient to generate solid matrix particles comprising active ingredient and one or more excipients, wherein the particles have less than 5% residual solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Luke R. Schenck, David J. Lamberto, Joseph L. Kukura, II, Francisco J. Guzman, Aaron Cote, Athanas Koynov
  • Publication number: 20200261365
    Abstract: A process for preparing and isolating pharmaceutical active ingredient particles having a particle size of between about 0.1 and 30 microns, wherein a slurry comprising the active ingredient and one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients is fed into a thin film evaporator under suitable conditions for less than 10 minutes sufficient to generate solid matrix particles comprising active ingredient and one or more excipients, wherein the particles have less than 5% residual solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Luke R. Schenck, David J. Lamberto, Joseph L. Kukura, II, Francisco J. Guzman, Aaron Cote, Athanas Koynov
  • Patent number: 6939964
    Abstract: The instant invention describes a method for crystallizing (?)-6-chloro-4-cyclopropylethynyl-4-trifluoromethyl-1,4-dihydro-2H-3,1-benzoxazin-2-one from a solvent and anti-solvent solvent system and producing the crystalline product. The desired final crystal form, Form I, can be produced when using methanol or ethanol. Form II is isolated from 2-propanol and can be converted to the desired crystal form at low drying temperatures, such as between about a temperature of 40° C. and 50° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Louis S. Crocker, Joseph L. Kukura, II, Andrew S. Thompson, Christine Stelmach, Steven D. Young
  • Patent number: 6639071
    Abstract: The instant invention describes a method for crystallizing (−)-6-chloro-4-cyclopropylethynyl-4-trifluoromethyl-1,4-dihydro-2H-3,1-benzoxazin-2-one from a solvent and anti-solvent system and producing the crystalline product. The desired final crystal form, Form I, can be produced when using methanol or ethanol. Form II is isolated from 2-propanol and can be converted to the desired crystal form at low drying temperatures, such as between about a temperature of 40° C. and 50° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Louis S. Crocker, Joseph L. Kukura, II, Andrew S. Thompson, Christine Stelmach, Steven D. Young
  • Patent number: 5965729
    Abstract: The instant invention describes a method for crystallizing (-)-6-chloro-4-cyclopropylethynyl-4-trifluoromethyl-1,4-dihydro-2H-3,1-ben zoxazin-2-one from a solvent and anti-solvent solvent system and producing the crystalline product. The desired final crystal form, Form I, can be produced when using methanol or ethanol. Form II is isolated from 2-propanol and can be converted to the desired crystal form at low drying temperatures, such as between about a temperature of 40.degree. C. and 50.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: William Clarke, Joseph L. Kukura, II