Patents by Inventor Michael T. Rudd

Michael T. Rudd 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: 10981902
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to 5-(pyridine-3-yl)oxaxole 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: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Merck MSD (R&D) China Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianming Bao, Timothy J. Henderson, Chunsing Li, Michael Man-Chu Lo, Robert D. Mazzola, Jr., Meng Na, Michael T. Rudd, David M. Tellers, Ling Tong
  • Patent number: 10961215
    Abstract: In its many embodiments, the present invention provides certain substituted N-aryl and N-heteroaryl piperidine compounds of the Formula (I): and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, L, R4, L1, Q, R5 and R6 are as defined herein. The novel compounds of the invention, and pharmaceutically acceptable compositions comprising a compound thereof, may be useful as Liver X-? receptor (LXR?) agonists, and may be useful for treating or preventing pathologies related thereto. Such pathologies include, but are not limited to, inflammatory diseases and diseases characterized by defects in cholesterol and lipid metabolism, such as Alzheimer's disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Michael T. Rudd, Zhaoyang Meng, Jenny Wai, David Jonathan Bennett, Edward J. Brnardic, Nigel J. Liverton, Shawn J. Stachel, Yongxin Han, Paul Tempest, Jiuxiang Zhu, Xuewang Xu
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10894775
    Abstract: In its many embodiments, the present invention provides certain piperidine compounds of the Formula (I): and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein X, Y, R1, R2, R3, L, R4, L1, Q, and R5 are as defined herein. The novel compounds of the invention, and pharmaceutically acceptable compositions comprising a compound thereof, are useful as Liver X-? receptor (LXR?) agonists, and may be useful for treating or preventing pathologies related thereto. Such pathologies include, but are not limited to, inflammatory diseases and diseases characterized by defects in cholesterol and lipid metabolism, such as Alzheimer's disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Michael T. Rudd, Zhaoyang Meng, Jenny Wai, David Jonathan Bennett, Edward J. Brnardic, Nigel J. Liverton, Shawn J. Stachel, Yongxin Han, Paul Tempest, Jiuxiang Zhu, Xuewang Xu, Bin Zhu, Chuanman Huang
  • Patent number: 10752587
    Abstract: In its many embodiments, the present invention provides certain substituted bispiperidinyl compounds of the Formula (I): and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein ring A, ring B, R1, R2, R3, L, R4, X, Z, Li, Q and R5 are as defined herein. The novel compounds of the invention, and pharmaceutically acceptable compositions comprising a compound thereof, are useful as Liver X-? receptor (LXR?) agonists, and may be useful for treating or preventing pathologies related thereto. Such pathologies include, but are not limited to, inflammatory diseases and diseases characterized by defects in cholesterol and lipid metabolism, such as Alzheimer's disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Michael T. Rudd, David Jonathan Bennett, Jenny Wai, Zhaoyang Meng
  • Publication number: 20200255403
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to 5-alkyl pyrrolidine compounds which are agonists of orexin receptors. 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 orexin 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 orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Stephane L. BOGEN, Dane James CLAUSEN, Deodial Guy GUIADEEN, Michael T. RUDD, Dexi YANG
  • Publication number: 20200247754
    Abstract: In its many embodiments, the present invention provides certain substituted aryl and heteroaryl ether compounds of the Formula (I): and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein X, R1, R2, R3, L, R4, L1, Q, and R5 are as defined herein. The novel compounds of the invention, and pharmaceutically acceptable compositions comprising a compound thereof, are useful as Liver X-? receptor (LXR?) agonists, and may be useful for treating or preventing pathologies related thereto. Such pathologies include, but are not limited to, inflammatory diseases and diseases characterized by defects in cholesterol and lipid metabolism, such as Alzheimer's disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Michael T. Rudd, Zhaoyang Meng, Jenny Wai, David Jonathan Bennett, Edward J. Brnardic, Nigel J. Liverton, Shawn J. Stachel, Yongxin Han, Paul Tempest, Jiuxiang Zhu, Xuewang Xu, Bin Zhu
  • 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: 20200109137
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to 5-(pyridine-3-yl)oxaxole 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: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Jianming BAO, Timothy J. HENDERSON, Chunsing LI, Michael Man-Chu LO, Robert D. Mazzola, Jr., Meng NA, Michael T. RUDD, David M. TELLERS, Ling TONG
  • 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: 20200039951
    Abstract: In its many embodiments, the present invention provides certain substituted N-aryl and N-heteroaryl piperidine compounds of the Formula (I): and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, L, R4, L1, Q, R5 and R6 are as defined herein. The novel compounds of the invention, and pharmaceutically acceptable compositions comprising a compound thereof, may be useful as Liver X-? receptor (LXR?) agonists, and may be useful for treating or preventing pathologies related thereto. Such pathologies include, but are not limited to, inflammatory diseases and diseases characterized by defects in cholesterol and lipid metabolism, such as Alzheimer's disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Michael T. Rudd, Zhaoyang Meng, Jenny Wai, David Jonathan Bennett, Edward J. Brnardic, Nigel J. Liverton, Shawn J. Stachel, Yongxin Han, Paul Tempest, Jiuxiang Zhu, Xuewang Xu
  • Patent number: 10512638
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Michael T. Rudd, David M. Tellers, Jenny Miu-Chun Wai
  • Publication number: 20190375716
    Abstract: In its many embodiments, the present invention provides certain piperidine compounds of the Formula (I): and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein X, Y, R1, R2, R3, L, R4, L1, Q, and R5 are as defined herein. The novel compounds of the invention, and pharmaceutically acceptable compositions comprising a compound thereof, are useful as Liver X-? receptor (LXR?) agonists, and may be useful for treating or preventing pathologies related thereto. Such pathologies include, but are not limited to, inflammatory diseases and diseases characterized by defects in cholesterol and lipid metabolism, such as Alzheimer's disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Michael T. Rudd, Zhaoyang Meng, Jenny Wai, David Jonathan Bennett, Edward J. Brnardic, Nigel J. Liverton, Shawn J. Stachel, Yongxin Han, Paul Tempest, Jiuxiang Zhu, Xuewang Xu, Bin Zhu, Chuanman Huang
  • Patent number: 10239849
    Abstract: In its many embodiments, the present invention provides substituted cyanopyridine containing compounds of the Formula (I): and acceptable salts thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, X, Y, Q, and the moiety are as defined herein. The novel compounds of the invention, and pharmaceutically acceptable compositions comprising a compound thereof, are useful as Liver X-? receptor (LXR?) agonists, and may be useful for treating or preventing pathologies related thereto. Such pathologies include, but are not limited to, inflammatory diseases and diseases characterized by defects in cholesterol and lipid metabolism, such as Alzheimer's disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Michael T. Rudd, Edward J. Brnardic, Yuntae Kim, Robert S. Meissner, Vanessa L. Rada, Shawn J. Stachel, Celina V. Zerbinatti
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180354901
    Abstract: In its many embodiments, the present invention provides certain substituted bispiperidinyl compounds of the Formula (I): and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein ring A, ring B, R1, R2, R3, L, R4, X, Z, Li, Q and R5 are as defined herein. The novel compounds of the invention, and pharmaceutically acceptable compositions comprising a compound thereof, are useful as Liver X-? receptor (LXR?) agonists, and may be useful for treating or preventing pathologies related thereto. Such pathologies include, but are not limited to, inflammatory diseases and diseases characterized by defects in cholesterol and lipid metabolism, such as Alzheimer's disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Michael T. Rudd, David Jonathan Bennett, Jenny Wai, Zhaoyang Meng
  • Publication number: 20180327374
    Abstract: In its many embodiments, the present invention provides substituted cyanopyridine containing compounds of the Formula (I): and acceptable salts thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, X, Y, Q, and the moiety are as defined herein. The novel compounds of the invention, and pharmaceutically acceptable compositions comprising a compound thereof, are useful as Liver X-? receptor (LXR?) agonists, and may be useful for treating or preventing pathologies related thereto. Such pathologies include, but are not limited to, inflammatory diseases and diseases characterized by defects in cholesterol and lipid metabolism, such as Alzheimer's disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Michael T. Rudd, Edward J. Brnardic, Yuntae Kim, Robert S. Meissner, Vanessa L. Rada, Shawn J. Stachel, Celina V. Zerbinatti
  • Publication number: 20180305332
    Abstract: In its many embodiments, the present invention provides certain substituted bispiperidinyl compounds of the Formula (I): and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, L, R4, Q and R5 are as defined herein. The novel compounds of the invention, and pharmaceutically acceptable compositions comprising a compound thereof, are useful as Liver X-? receptor (LXR?) agonists, and may be useful for treating or preventing pathologies related thereto. Such pathologies include, but are not limited to, inflammatory diseases and diseases characterized by defects in cholesterol and lipid metabolism, such as Alzheimer's disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Shawn J. Stachel, David Jonathan Bennett, Edward J. Brnardic, Nigel J. Liverton, Peter J. Manley, Zhaoyang Meng, Kausik K. Nanda, Michael T. Rudd, Jenny Wai
  • Patent number: 9738661
    Abstract: The present invention relates to macrocyclic compounds of formula (I) that are useful as inhibitors of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3 protease, their synthesis, and their use for treating or preventing HCV infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignees: MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP., MSD ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: Nigel J. Liverton, Vincenzo Summa, Steven Harper, John A. McCauley, Joseph J. Romano, Michael T. Rudd
  • Patent number: 9663506
    Abstract: The present invention provides quinoline carboxamide and quinoline carbonitrile compounds of formula (I) wherein ring A, RQ, -L-, R1, n, R2, and R3 are as defined herein. The compounds of the invention are useful as non-competitive mGluR2 antagonists, or mGluR2 negative allosteric modulators (NAMs), and in methods of treating a patient (preferably a human) for diseases or disorders in which the mGluR2-NAM receptor is involved, including potentially Alzheimer's disease, cognitive impairment, schizophrenia and other mood disorders, pain disorders and sleep disorders, by administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of the invention, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Christopher James Bungard, Antonella Converso, Pablo De Leon, Barbara Hanney, Timothy John Hartingh, Jesse Josef Manikowski, Peter J. Manley, Robert Meissner, Zhaoyang Meng, James J. Perkins, Michael T. Rudd, Youheng Shu