Patents by Inventor Paul J. Hodges

Paul J. Hodges 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: 5545735
    Abstract: There are disclosed certain novel compounds identified as benzo-fused lactams which promote the release of growth hormone in humans and animals. This property can be utilized to promote the growth of food animals to render the production of edible meat products more efficient, and in humans, to increase the stature of those afflicted with a lack of a normal secretion of natural growth hormone. Growth promoting compositions containing such benzo-fused lactams as the active ingredient thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Bochis, Paul J. Hodges, William R. Schoen, Matthew J. Wyvratt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5430144
    Abstract: There are disclosed certain novel compounds identified as benzo-fused lactams which promote the release of growth hormone in humans and animals. This property can be utilized to promote the growth of food animals to render the production of edible meat products more efficient, and in humans, to increase the stature of those afflicted with a lack of a normal secretion of natural growth hormone. Growth promoting compositions containing such benzo-fused lactams as the active ingredient thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1995
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Schoen, Matthew J. Wyvratt, Jr., Paul J. Hodges