Patents by Inventor Leonard J. Ferro

Leonard J. Ferro 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: 20090149431
    Abstract: A novel crystalline form (Form L) of the aldosterone receptor antagonist drug eplerenone is provided having relatively high physical stability at normal temperatures of storage and use. Pharmaceutical compositions are also provided comprising Form L eplerenone, optionally accompanied by one or more other solid state forms of eplerenone, in a total unit dosage amount of eplerenone of about 10 to about 1000 mg, and further comprising one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients. Processes are provided for preparing Form L eplerenone and for preparing compositions comprising Form L eplerenone. A method for prophylaxis and/or treatment of an aldosterone-mediated condition or disorder is also provided, comprising administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of eplerenone, wherein at least a fraction of the eplerenone present is Form L eplerenone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Kathleen P. Barton, Thomas B. Borchardt, Marlow V. Carlos, Subhash Desai, Leonard J. Ferro, Henry T. Gaud, Scott S. Ganser, Clay R. Little, Partha S. Mudipalli, Mark A. Pietz, Daniel R. Pilipauskas, Yuen-Lung L. Sing, Glenn L. Stahl, Joseph J. Wieczorek, Chris Y. Yan
  • Patent number: 7476744
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions are provided comprising one or more orally deliverable dose units, each comprising a selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitory compound of low water solubility in a therapeutically effective amount, wherein the compound is present in the form of solid particles, about 25% to 100% by weight of which are smaller than 1 micrometer. The compositions are useful in treatment or prophylaxis of cyclooxygenase-2 mediated conditions and disorders and have particular advantages where rapid onset of therapeutic effect is desired. The novel Form I and Form II crystalline forms of celecoxib are described. The crystalline forms have unique chemical and physical properties relative to other solid state forms of celecoxib and are characterized by their powder x-ray diffraction (PXRD) patterns, differential scanning calorimetric (DSC) thermograms, and other physical characterizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard J. Ferro, Patricia S. Miyake
  • Publication number: 20040087640
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions are provided comprising one or more orally deliverable dose units, each comprising a selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitory compound of low water solubility in a therapeutically effective amount, wherein the compound is present in the form of solid particles, about 25% to 100% by weight of which are smaller than 1 mm. The compositions are useful in treatment or prophylaxis of cyclooxygenase-2 mediated conditions and disorders and have particular advantages where rapid onset of therapeutic effect is desired. The novel Form I and Form II crystalline forms of celecoxib are described. The crystalline forms have unique chemical and physical properties relative to other solid state forms of celecoxib and are characterized by their powder x-ray diffraction (PXRD) patterns, differential scanning calorimetric (DSC) thermograms, and other physical characterizations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Leonard J. Ferro, Patricia S. Miyake
  • Publication number: 20040072797
    Abstract: There is provided a parenterally deliverable pharmaceutical composition comprising eplerenone and a solvent liquid having the eplerenone in solution therein. Compositions of the invention are storage stable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Pornanong Aramwit, Hong Qi, Leonard J. Ferro
  • Publication number: 20030232871
    Abstract: Parecoxib sodium is provided in a crystalline form that is substantially anhydrous and substantially nonsolvated. Various such anhydrous, nonsolvated crystal forms have been identified, including Forms A, B and E as described herein. Also provided is a parecoxib sodium drug substance wherein at least about 90% of the parecoxib sodium is in one or more anhydrous, nonsolvated crystal forms. Such a drug substance is a storage-stable intermediate that can be further processed, for example by dissolution or slurrying in an aqueous medium together with one or more parenterally acceptable excipients, followed by lyophilization of the resulting solution or slurry to provide a reconstitutable injectable composition suitable for therapeutic use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Inventors: Ahmad Y. Sheikh, Thomas B. Borchardt, Leonard J. Ferro, Gerald D. Danzer
  • Publication number: 20030083493
    Abstract: A novel crystalline form (Form L) of the aldosterone receptor antagonist drug eplerenone is provided having relatively high physical stability at normal temperatures of storage and use. Pharmaceutical compositions are also provided comprising Form L eplerenone, optionally accompanied by one or more other solid state forms of eplerenone, in a total unit dosage amount of eplerenone of about 10 to about 1000 mg, and further comprising one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients. Processes are provided for preparing Form L eplerenone and for preparing compositions comprising Form L eplerenone. A method for prophylaxis and/or treatment of an aldosterone-mediated condition or disorder is also provided, comprising administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of eplerenone, wherein at least a fraction of the eplerenone present is Form L eplerenone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventors: Kathleen P. Barton, Thomas B. Borchardt, Marlon V. Carlos, Subhash Desai, Leonard J. Ferro, Henry T. Gaud, Scott S. Ganser, Clay R. Little, Partha S. Mudipalli, Mark A. Pietz, Daniel R. Pilipauskas, Yuen-Lung L. Sing, Glenn L. Stahl, Joseph J. Wieczorek, Chris Y. Yan
  • Publication number: 20020045746
    Abstract: A novel crystalline form (Form L) of the aldosterone receptor antagonist drug eplerenone is provided having relatively high physical stability at normal temperatures of storage and use. Pharmaceutical compositions are also provided comprising Form L eplerenone, optionally accompanied by one or more other solid state forms of eplerenone, in a total unit dosage amount of eplerenone of about 10 to about 1000 mg, and further comprising one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients. Processes are provided for preparing Form L eplerenone and for preparing compositions comprising Form L eplerenone. A method for prophylaxis and/or treatment of an aldosterone-mediated condition or disorder is also provided, comprising administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of eplerenone, wherein at least a fraction of the eplerenone present is Form L eplerenone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventors: Kathleen P. Barton, Thomas B. Borchardt, Marlon V. Carlos, Subhash Desai, Leonard J. Ferro, Henry T. Gaud, Scott S. Ganser, Clay R. Little, Partha S. Mudipalli, Mark A. Pietz, Daniel R. Pilipauskas, Yuen-Lung L. Sing, Glenn L. Stahl, Joseph J. Wieczorek, Chris Y. Yan
  • Publication number: 20020038021
    Abstract: A novel crystalline form (Form H) of the aldosterone receptor antagonist drug eplerenone is provided having a relatively rapid dissolution rate in aqueous media. Also provided are novel solvated crystalline forms of eplerenone that, when desolvated, can yield Form H eplerenone. Also provided is amorphous eplerenone. Pharmaceutical compositions are provided comprising Form H eplerenone, optionally accompanied by one or more other solid state forms of eplerenone, in a total unit dosage amount of eplerenone of about 10 to about 1000 mg, and further comprising one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients. Processes are provided for preparing Form H eplerenone and for preparing compositions comprising Form H eplerenone. A method for prophylaxis and/or treatment of an aldosterone-mediated condition or disorder is also provided, comprising administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of eplerenone, wherein at least a fraction of the eplerenone present is Form H eplerenone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Publication date: March 28, 2002
    Inventors: Kathleen P. Barton, Thomas B. Borchardt, Marlon V. Carlos, Subhash Desai, Leonard J. Ferro, Henry T. Gaud, Scott S. Ganser, Clay R. Little, Partha S. Mudipalli, Mark A. Pietz, Daniel R. Pilipauskas, Yuen-Lung L. Sing, Glenn L. Stahl, Joseph J. Wieczorek, Chris Y. Yan