Patents by Inventor Nigel Liverton

Nigel Liverton 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: 10526336
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to fused heteroaryl derivative compounds which are antagonists 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 pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds. The present invention is also directed to uses of these pharmaceutical compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Scott D. Kuduk, Nigel Liverton, Douglas C. Beshore, Na Meng, Yunfu Luo
  • Patent number: 10435398
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to oxazole compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors. The present invention is also directed to uses of the oxazole 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 pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds. The present invention is also directed to uses of these pharmaceutical compositions in the potential prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Scott D. Kuduk, Nigel Liverton, Yunfu Luo
  • Patent number: 10308645
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to piperidine oxadiazole and thiadiazole orexin compounds which are antagonists 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 prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Nigel Liverton, Scott D. Kuduk, Yunfu Luo, Na Meng, Tingting Yu
  • Patent number: 10239838
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to heteroaryl compounds which are antagonists 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: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Scott D. Kuduk, Nigel Liverton, Yunfu Luo
  • Patent number: 10227336
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrazole compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors. The present invention is also directed to uses of the pyrazole 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 pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds. The present invention is also directed to uses of these pharmaceutical compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp
    Inventors: Nigel Liverton, Scott D. Kuduk, Yunfu Luo
  • Patent number: 10214535
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to hydroxymethyl piperidine compounds which are antagonists 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: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Scott D. Kuduk, Nigel Liverton, Yunfu Luo
  • Publication number: 20180370973
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to fused heteroaryl derivative compounds which are antagonists 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 pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds. The present invention is also directed to uses of these pharmaceutical compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Scott D. Kuduk, Nigel Liverton, Douglas C. Beshore, Na Meng, Yunfu Luo
  • Patent number: 10155750
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to amidoethyl azole compounds which are antagonists 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: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Scott D. Kuduk, Nigel Liverton, Yunfu Luo
  • Patent number: 10150751
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrrolidine compounds which are antagonists 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: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Scott D. Kuduk, Nigel Liverton, Yunfu Luo, Jason W. Skudlarek
  • Patent number: 10017504
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to piperidine isoxazole and isothiazole orexin compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors. Such compounds are of the general structural formula I: wherein the variables are defined herein. 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 prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Nigel Liverton, Scott D. Kuduk, Douglas Beshore, Yunfu Luo, Na Meng, Tingting Yu
  • Patent number: 10011595
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to ethyldiamne compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors. Such compounds are of the general structural formula I: 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 pharmaceutical 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: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Kim, Scott D. Kuduk, Nigel Liverton, Gang Zhou
  • Patent number: 10010539
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrazole, triazole and tetrazole compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors. Such compounds are of the general structural formula I: 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 pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds. The present invention is also directed to uses of these pharmaceutical compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Nigel Liverton, Scott D. Kuduk, Douglas Beshore, Yunfu Luo, Na Meng
  • Patent number: 9987255
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to 5,5-bicyclic oxazole compounds which are antagonists 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: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Scott D. Kuduk, Nigel Liverton, Thomas S. Reger, Jason W. Skudlarek
  • Patent number: 9938276
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to 6,5-bicyclic octahydropyrrolopyridine compounds which are antagonists 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: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Kim, Scott D. Kuduk, Nigel Liverton, Gang Zhou
  • Patent number: 9920038
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methyloxazole compounds which are antagonists 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: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Scott D. Kuduk, Nigel Liverton, Yunfu Luo
  • Publication number: 20170368035
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to 5,5-bicyclic oxazole compounds which are antagonists 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: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Scott D. Kuduk, Nigel Liverton, Thomas S. Reger, Jason W. Skudlarek
  • Publication number: 20170355692
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to ethyldiamne compounds which are antagonists 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: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Kim, Scott D. Kuduk, Nigel Liverton, Gang Zhou
  • Publication number: 20170342052
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrrolidine compounds which are antagonists 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: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Scott D. Kuduk, Nigel Liverton, Yunfu Luo, Jason W. Skudlarek
  • Patent number: 9828368
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to oxazole compounds which are antagonists of orexin receptors. The present invention is also directed to uses of the oxazole 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 pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds. The present invention is also directed to uses of these pharmaceutical compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Nigel Liverton, Douglas C. Beshore, Scott D. Kuduk, Yunfu Luo, Na Meng, Tingting Yu
  • Publication number: 20170327490
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to piperidine isoxazole and isothiazole orexin compounds which are antagonists 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 prevention or treatment of such diseases in which orexin receptors are involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP.
    Inventors: NIGEL LIVERTON, SCOTT D. KUDUK, DOUGLAS BESHORE, YUNFU LUO, NA MENG, TINGTING XU