Patents by Inventor Paul E. Finke

Paul E. Finke 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: 10100042
    Abstract: Novel compounds of the structural formula (I), and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, are agonists of G-protein coupled receptor 40 (GPR40) and may be useful in the treatment, prevention and suppression of diseases mediated by the G-protein-coupled receptor 40. The compounds of the present invention may be useful in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and of conditions that are often associated with this disease, including obesity and lipid disorders, such as mixed or diabetic dyslipidemia, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertriglyceridemia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Helen Chen, Duane DeMong, Paul E. Finke, Christopher W. Plummer
  • Publication number: 20170210727
    Abstract: Novel compounds of the structural formula (I), and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, are agonists of G-protein coupled receptor 40 (GPR40) and may be useful in the treatment, prevention and suppression of diseases mediated by the G-protein-coupled receptor 40. The compounds of the present invention may be useful in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and of conditions that are often associated with this disease, including obesity and lipid disorders, such as mixed or diabetic dyslipidemia, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertriglyceridemia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Helen Chen, Duane DeMong, Paul E. Finke, Christopher W. Plummer
  • Patent number: 9527830
    Abstract: This invention relates to compounds having structural Formula I: and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof which are inhibitors of the Renal Outer Medullary Potassium (ROMK) channel (Kir1.1). The compounds of Formula I are useful as diuretics and natriuretics and therefore are useful for the therapy and prophylaxis of disorders resulting from excessive salt and water retention, including cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and chronic and acute heart failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Shawn Walsh, Alexander Pasternak, Brian Cato, Paul E. Finke, Jessica Frie, Qinghong Fu, Dooseop Kim, Barbara Pio, Aurash Shahripour, Zhi-Cai Shi, Haifeng Tang
  • Publication number: 20140235628
    Abstract: This invention relates to compounds having structural Formula I: and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof which are inhibitors of the Renal Outer Medullary Potassium (ROMK) channel (Kir1.1). The compounds of Formula I are useful as diuretics and natriuretics and therefore are useful for the therapy and prophylaxis of disorders resulting from excessive salt and water retention, including cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and chronic and acute heart failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Shawn Walsh, Alexander Pasternak, Brian Cato, Paul E. Finke, Jessica Frie, Qinghong Fu, Dooseop Kim, Barbara Pio, Aurash Shahripour, Zhi-Cai Shi, Haifeng Tang
  • Patent number: 8742110
    Abstract: Substituted spirocyclic amines of structural formula (I) are selective antagonists of the somatostatin subtype receptor 5 (SSTR5) and are useful for the treatment, control or prevention of disorders responsive to antagonism of SSTR5, such as Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, lipid disorders, obesity, atherosclerosis, Metabolic Syndrome, depression, and anxiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Duffy, Jianming Bao, Debra L. Ondeyka, Sriram Tyagarajan, Patrick Shao, Feng Ye, Revathi Katipally, Aaron Zwicker, Edward C. Sherer, Michael A. Plotkin, Remond Moningka, Zahid Hussain, Harold B. Wood, Feroze Ujjainwalla, F. Anthony Romero, Paul E. Finke, Yi Zang, Weiguo Liu
  • Publication number: 20130131042
    Abstract: Substituted spirocyclic amines of structural formula (I) are selective antagonists of the somatostatin subtype receptor 5 (SSTR5) and are useful for the treatment, control or prevention of disorders responsive to antagonism of SSTR5, such as Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, lipid disorders, obesity, atherosclerosis, Metabolic Syndrome, depression, and anxiety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Duffy, Jianming Bao, Debra L. Ondeyka, Sriram Tyagarajan, Patrick Shao, Feng Ye, Revathi Katipally, Aaron Zwicker, Edward C. Sherer, Michael A. Plotkin, Remond Moningka, Zahid Hussain, Harold B. Wood, Feroze Ujjainwalla, F. Anthony Romero, Paul E. Finke, Yi Zang, Weiguo Liu
  • Patent number: 8399507
    Abstract: Tricyclic compounds containing a cyclopropanecarboxylic acid fused to a bicyclic ring, including pharmaceutically acceptable salts, are agonists of G-protein coupled receptor 40 (GPR40) and are useful as therapeutic compounds, particularly in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, and of conditions that are often associated with this disease, including obesity and lipid disorders, such as mixed or diabetic dyslipidemia, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertriglyceridemia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Gui-Bai Liang, Xibin Liao, Weiguo Liu, Paul E. Finke, Dooseop Kim, Lihu Yang, Songnian Lin
  • Publication number: 20130040978
    Abstract: Substituted spirocyclic amines of structural formula (I) are selective antagonists of the somatostatin subtype receptor 5 (SSTR5) and are useful for the treatment, control or prevention of disorders responsive to antagonism of SSTR5, such as Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, lipid disorders, obesity, atherosclerosis, Metabolic Syndrome, depression, and anxiety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph L. Duffy, Jianming Bao, Debra L. Ondeyka, Sriram Tyagarajan, Patrick Shao, Feng Ye, Revathi Katipally, Paul E. Finke, Yi Zang, Michael A. Plotkin, F. Anthony Romero, Remond Moningka, Zahid Hussain
  • Patent number: 8283344
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method of treating severe neutropenia, and in particular, cyclic neutropenia (CN) or severe congenital neutropenia (SCN), in a patient in need of such treatment comprising: administering a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignees: Merck & Co., Inc., University of Washington
    Inventors: David C. Dale, Paul E. Finke, Richard A. Mumford, Andranik Andrew Aprikyan
  • Publication number: 20110059960
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method of treating severe neutropenia, and in particular, cyclic neutropenia (CN) or severe congenital neutropenia (SCN), in a patient in need of such treatment comprising: administering a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: David C. Dale, Paul E. Finke, Richard A. Munford, Andranik Andrew Aprikyan
  • Publication number: 20100216761
    Abstract: The invention is directed to novel azetidinones selected from 2-(S)-[4-(((2-(Dimethylamino)ethyl)ethylamino)carbonyl)phenoxy]-3,3-diethyl-N-[1-(R)-(4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl)butyl]-4-oxo-1-azetidin ecarboxamide, 2-(S)-[4-(((2-(Dimethylamino)ethyl)ethylamino)carbonyl)phenoxy]-3,3-diethyl-N-[1-(R)-(4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)butyl]-4-oxo-1-azetidinecarboxamide, and analogs thereof, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, and their use in the treatment of diseases associated with an excess of elastase, including emphysema, bronchial inflammation, chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis; glomerulonephritis, spondylitis, lupus, psoriasis, atherosclerosis, sepsis, septicemia, shock, myocardial infarction, reperfusion injury, and periodontitis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: James B. Doherty, Paul E. Finke, Richard A. Mumford, Kelly M. Treonze
  • Publication number: 20100216694
    Abstract: Tricyclic compounds containing a cyclopropanecarboxylic acid fused to a bicyclic ring, including pharmaceutically acceptable salts, are agonists of G-protein coupled receptor 40 (GPR40) and are useful as therapeutic compounds, particularly in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, and of conditions that are often associated with this disease, including obesity and lipid disorders, such as mixed or diabetic dyslipidemia, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertriglyceridemia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Gui-Bai Liang, Xibin Liao, Weiguo Liu, Paul E. Finke, Dooseop Kim, Lihu Yang, Songnian Lin
  • Patent number: 7572785
    Abstract: The use of compounds of the present invention as antagonists and/or inverse agonists of the Cannabinoid-1 (CB1) receptor particularly in the treatment, prevention and suppression of diseases mediated by the Cannabinoid-1 (CB1) receptor. The invention is concerned with the use of these novel compounds to selectively antagonize the Cannabinoid-1 (CB1) receptor. As such, compounds of the present invention are useful as psychotropic drugs in the treatment of psychosis, memory deficits, cognitive disorders, migraine, neuropathy, neuro-inflammatory disorders including multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barre syndrome and the inflammatory sequelae of viral encephalitis, cerebral vascular accidents, and head trauma, anxiety disorders, stress, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and schizophrenia. The compounds are also useful for the treatment of substance abuse disorders, particularly to opiates, alcohol, and nicotine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Finke, Sander G. Mills, Christopher W. Plummer, Shrenik K. Shah, Quang T. Truong
  • Patent number: 7271266
    Abstract: Novel compounds of the structural formula (I) are antagonists and/or inverse agonists of the Cannabinoid-1 (CB1) receptor and are useful in the treatment, prevention and suppression of diseases mediated by the CB1 receptor. The compounds of the present invention are useful as centrally acting drugs in the treatment of psychosis, memory deficits, cognitive disorders, migraine, neuropathy, neuro-inflammatory disorders including multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barre syndrome and the inflammatory sequelae of viral encephalitis, cerebral vascular accidents, and head trauma, anxiety disorders, stress, epilepsy, Parkinson s disease, movement disorders, and schizophrenia. The compounds are also useful for the treatment of substance abuse disorders, the treatment of obesity or eating disorders, as well as the treatment of asthma, constipation, chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, and cirrhosis of the liver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Finke, Laura C. Meurer, John S. Debenham, Richard B. Toupence, Thomas F. Walsh
  • Patent number: 7196113
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to certain lactam compounds which are useful as neurokinin-1 (NK-1) receptor antagonists, and inhibitors of tachykinin and in particular substance P. The invention is also concerned with pharmaceutical formulations comprising these compounds as active ingredients and the use of the compounds and their formulations in the treatment of certain disorders, including emesis, urinary incontinence, depression, and anxiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Finke, Laura C. Meurer, Sander G. Mills
  • Patent number: 7091211
    Abstract: Cyclopentyl compounds of Formula (I) are modulators of chemokine receptor activity: wherein D, G, R2, R3 and R8 in Formula (I) are defined herein. The compounds, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts and individual diastereomers thereof, are useful in the treatment and prevention of HIV infection, in delaying the onset of AIDS, and in the treatment of AIDS. The compounds are also useful for treating other diseases and conditions mediated by chemokine receptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Finke, Jennifer L. Loebach, Kerry A. Parker, Christopher W. Plummer, Sander G. Mills
  • Patent number: 7057051
    Abstract: The use of compounds of the present invention as antagonists and/or inverse agonists of the Cannabinoid-1 (CB1) receptor particularly in the treatment, prevention and suppression of diseases mediated by the Cannabinoid-1 (CB1) receptor. The invention is concerned with the use of these novel compounds to selectively antagonize the Cannabinoid-1 (CB1) receptor. As such, compounds of the present invention are useful as psychotropic drugs in the treatment of psychosis, memory deficits, cognitive disorders, migraine, neuropathy, neuro-inflammatory disorders including multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barre syndrome and the inflammatory sequelae of viral encephalitis, cerebral vascular accidents, and head trauma, anxiety disorders, stress, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and schizophrenia. The compounds are also useful for the treatment of substance abuse disorders, particularly to opiates, alcohol, and nicotine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Finke, Sander G. Mills, Christopher W. Plummer, Shrenik K. Shah, Quang T. Truong
  • Patent number: 6638930
    Abstract: Substituted heterocycles of the general structural formula: are tachykinin receptor antagonists useful in the treatment of inflammatory diseases, pain or migraine, asthma and emesis, and calcium channel blockers useful in the treatment of cardiovascular conditions such as angina, hypertension or ischemia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Merck & Co. Inc.
    Inventors: Conrad P. Dorn, Paul E. Finke, Jeffrey J. Hale, Malcolm Maccoss, Sander G. Mills, Shrenik K. Shah, Mark Stuart Chambers, Timothy Harrison, Tamara Ladduwahetty, Brian John Williams
  • Patent number: 6593346
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compounds of the formula I: (wherein R1, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, X, n, x and y are defined herein) which are useful as modulators of chemokine receptor activity. In particular, these compounds are useful as modulators of the chemokine receptors CCR-5 and/or CCR-3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Merck & Co. Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Finke, Kerry A. Hilfiker, Malcolm MacCoss, Kevin T. Chapman, Jennifer L. Loebach, Sander G. Mills, Ravi N. Guthikonda, Shrenik K. Shah, Dooseop Kim, Dong-Ming Shen, Bryan Oates
  • Publication number: 20030114495
    Abstract: The use of compounds of the present invention as antagonists and/or inverse agonists of the Cannabinoid-1 (CB1) receptor particularly in the treatment, prevention and suppression of diseases mediated by the Cannabinoid-1 (CB1) receptor. The invention is concerned with the use of these novel compounds to selectively antagonize the Cannabinoid-1 (CB1) receptor. As such, compounds of the present invention are useful as psychotropic drugs in the treatment of psychosis, memory deficits, cognitive disorders, migraine, neuropathy, neuro-inflammatory disorders including multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barre syndrome and the inflammatory sequelae of viral encephalitis, cerebral vascular accidents, and head trauma, anxiety disorders, stress, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and schizophrenia. The compounds are also useful for the treatment of substance abuse disorders, particularly to opiates, alcohol, and nicotine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventors: Paul E. Finke, Sander G. Mills, Christopher W. Plummer, Shrenik K. Shah, Quang T. Truong