Patents by Inventor Kenneth J. Kellar

Kenneth J. Kellar 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: 10407406
    Abstract: Disclosed are heterocyclic compounds that are ligands for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. The compounds are useful for treating a mammal suffering from any one of a range of therapeutic indications, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dyskinesias, Tourette's syndrome, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, pain, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, obesity, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, disorders of sleep, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, and hypothermia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Georgetown University
    Inventors: Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yong Liu
  • Publication number: 20180305335
    Abstract: Disclosed are heterocyclic compounds that are ligands for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. The compounds are useful for treating a mammal suffering from any one of a range of therapeutic indications, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dyskinesias, Tourette's syndrome, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, pain, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, obesity, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, disorders of sleep, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, and hypothermia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yong Liu
  • Publication number: 20180169065
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of treating anxiety or depression, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound selected from the group consisting of 2-ethyl-5-methyl-3,3-diphenyl-1-pyrroline (EMDP), 2-ethylidene-1,5-dimethyl-3,3-diphenylpyrrolidine (EDDP), and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Kellar, Yingxian Xiao, Patrick A. Forcelli
  • Patent number: 9994548
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds and methods of using them to treat a disorder selected from the group consisting of addiction, pain, obesity, schizophrenia, epilepsy, mania and manic depression, anxiety, Alzheimer's disease, learning deficit, cognition deficit, attention deficit, memory loss, Lewy Body Dementia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Tourette's syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, inflammation, stroke, spinal cord injury, dyskinesias, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, hypothermia, and disorders of sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: Georgetown University, Duke University
    Inventors: Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Venkata M. Yenugonda, Edward D. Levin, Amir H. Rezvani
  • Patent number: 9993465
    Abstract: Disclosed are heterocyclic compounds that are ligands for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. The compounds are useful for treating a mammal suffering from any one of a range of therapeutic indications, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dyskinesias, Tourette's syndrome, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, pain, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, obesity, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, disorders of sleep, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, and hypothermia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: Georgetown University, Duke University
    Inventors: Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yong Liu, Edward D. Levin, Amir H. Rezvani
  • Patent number: 9890137
    Abstract: Disclosed are heterocyclic compounds that are ligands for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. The compounds are useful for treating a mammal suffering from any one of a range of therapeutic indications, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dyskinesias, Tourette's syndrome, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, pain, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, obesity, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, disorders of sleep, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, and hypothermia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Georgetown University
    Inventors: Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yong Liu
  • Publication number: 20170107197
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds and methods of using them to treat a disorder selected from the group consisting of addiction, pain, obesity, schizophrenia, epilepsy, mania and manic depression, anxiety, Alzheimer's disease, learning deficit, cognition deficit, attention deficit, memory loss, Lewy Body Dementia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Tourette's syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, inflammation, stroke, spinal cord injury, dyskinesias, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, hypothermia, and disorders of sleep.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Venkata M. Yenugonda, Edward D. Levin, Amir H. Rezvani
  • Publication number: 20170035743
    Abstract: Disclosed are heterocyclic compounds that are ligands for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. The compounds are useful for treating a mammal suffering from any one of a range of therapeutic indications, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dyskinesias, Tourette's syndrome, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, pain, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, obesity, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, disorders of sleep, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, and hypothermia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yong Liu, Edward D. Levin, Amir H. Rezvani
  • Patent number: 9346784
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds and methods of using them to treat a disorder selected from the group consisting of addiction, pain, obesity, schizophrenia, epilepsy, mania and manic depression, anxiety, Alzheimer's disease, learning deficit, cognition deficit, attention deficit, memory loss, Lewy Body Dementia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Tourette's syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, inflammation, stroke, spinal cord injury, dyskinesias, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, hypothermia, and disorders of sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignees: Georgetown University, Duke University
    Inventors: Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Venkata M. Yenugonda, Edward D. Levin, Amir H. Rezvani
  • Patent number: 9303017
    Abstract: Disclosed are heterocyclic compounds that are ligands for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. The compounds are useful for treating a mammal suffering from any one of a range of therapeutic indications, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dyskinesias, Tourette's syndrome, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, pain, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, obesity, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, disorders of sleep, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, and hypothermia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignees: Georgetown University, Duke University
    Inventors: Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yong Liu, Edward D. Levin, Amir H. Rezvani
  • Publication number: 20160031853
    Abstract: Disclosed are heterocyclic compounds that are ligands for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. The compounds are useful for treating a mammal suffering from any one of a range of therapeutic indications, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dyskinesias, Tourette's syndrome, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, pain, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, obesity, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, disorders of sleep, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, and hypothermia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: Georgetown University
    Inventors: Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yong Liu
  • Publication number: 20140378428
    Abstract: Disclosed are heterocyclic compounds that are ligands for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. The compounds are useful for treating a mammal suffering from any one of a range of therapeutic indications, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dyskinesias, Tourette's syndrome, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, pain, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, obesity, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, disorders of sleep, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, and hypothermia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicants: Georgetown University, Duke University
    Inventors: Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yong Liu, Edward D. Levin, Amir H. Rezvani
  • Publication number: 20140323461
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds and methods of using them to treat a disorder selected from the group consisting of addiction, pain, obesity, schizophrenia, epilepsy, mania and manic depression, anxiety, Alzheimer's disease, learning deficit, cognition deficit, attention deficit, memory loss, Lewy Body Dementia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Tourette's syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, inflammation, stroke, spinal cord injury, dyskinesias, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, autism, mutism, trichotillomania, hypothermia, and disorders of sleep.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar, Venkata M. Yenugonda, Edward D. Levin, Amir H. Rezvani
  • Patent number: 8729103
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to heterocyclic compounds that are ligands for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. A second aspect of the invention relates to the use of a compound of the invention for modulation of a mammalian nicotinic acetylcholine receptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Georgetown University
    Inventors: Milton L. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar
  • Patent number: 8642612
    Abstract: The present invention discloses nicotinic desensitizers and methods of selecting, testing, and using them. The present invention provides methods for selecting nicotinic desensitizers from one or more compounds by using receptor, cell, and tissue models; and methods for testing one or more nicotinic desensitizers for their therapeutic utility by using animal models. The present invention also provides compounds of formula (I) and (II) as nicotinic desensitizers. Nicotinic desensitizers of the present invention are useful for the treatment of a wide range of conditions, diseases, and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Potomac Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar
  • Publication number: 20110281836
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to heterocyclic compounds that are ligands for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. A second aspect of the invention relates to the use of a compound of the invention for modulation of a mammalian nicotinic acetylcholine receptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: PSYCHOGENICS, INC.
    Inventors: Joel R. Walker, Milton Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar
  • Publication number: 20110269733
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to heterocyclic compounds that are ligands for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. A second aspect of the invention relates to the use of a compound of the invention for modulation of a mammalian nicotinic acetylcholine receptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Georgetown University
    Inventors: Milton I. Brown, Mikell A. Paige, Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar
  • Patent number: 8030300
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to heterocyclic compounds that are ligands for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. A second aspect of the invention relates to the use of a compound of the invention for modulation of a mammalian nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. The present invention also relates to the use of a compound of the invention for treating a mammal suffering from Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dyskinesias, Tourette's syndrome, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, pain, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, chemical substance abuse, alcoholism, memory deficit, pseudodementia, Ganser's syndrome, migraine pain, bulimia, obesity, premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase syndrome, tobacco abuse, post-traumatic syndrome, social phobia, chronic fatigue syndrome, premature ejaculation, erectile difficulty, anorexia nervosa, disorders of sleep, autism, mutism or trichtillomania.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignees: Georgetown University, The John Hopkins University
    Inventors: Alan P. Kozikowski, John L. Musachio, Kenneth J. Kellar, Yingxian Xiao, Zhi-Liang Wei, Hong Fan
  • Publication number: 20100129291
    Abstract: The present invention discloses nicotinic desensitizers and methods of selecting, testing, and using them. The present invention provides methods for selecting nicotinic desensitizers from one or more compounds by using receptor, cell, and tissue models; and methods for testing one or more nicotinic desensitizers for their therapeutic utility by using animal models. The present invention also provides compounds of formula (I) and (II) as nicotinic desensitizers. Nicotinic desensitizers of the present invention are useful for the treatment of a wide range of conditions, diseases, and disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: BETHESDA PHARMACOLOGY ASSOCIATES
    Inventors: Yingxian Xiao, Kenneth J. Kellar
  • Publication number: 20100048606
    Abstract: The present invention relates to substituted cytisine compounds that are useful in treating diseases impacted by a nicotinic ACh receptor. One aspect of the invention relates to 10-substituted cytisine compounds. In certain instances, the cytisine is substituted in the 10-position by an alkyl, aryl or aralkyl group. The present invention also relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprises the substituted cytisine compound or the 10-substituted cytisine compound. The invention also relates to a method of modulation a nicotinic ACh receptor in a mammal, comprising the step of administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a substituted cytisine. In certain instances, the substituted cytisine is a 10-substituted cytisine. Another aspect of the present invention relates a method of treating a disease impacted by a nicotinic ACh receptor, comprising the step of administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a substituted cytisine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: Georgetown University Office of Technology Commercialization
    Inventors: Alan P. Kozikowski, Werner Tueckmantel, Sheela Chellappan, Kenneth J. Kellar, Yingxian Xiao