Patents by Inventor Russell G. Kerr

Russell G. Kerr 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: 20090305375
    Abstract: The identification and characterization of the sources of terpenes from the soft corals Leptogorgia minimata (LM, formerly Lophogorgia spp., Family: Gorgoniidae), Swifita exertia (SE, Family: Plexauridae), Iciligorgia schrammi (IS, Family: Anthothelidae), Eunicea fusca, Erythropodium caribaeorum or Plexaurella sp. through direct culture of microbial populations derived from coral homogenates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Russell G. Kerr, Thomas Brueck
  • Patent number: 7338793
    Abstract: An enzyme having diterpene cyclase activity has been purified from P. elisabethae using a series of chromatography steps. The purified enzyme has an apparent molecular weight of about 47 kilodaltons and an isoelectric point of about 5.1. The purifed enzyme catalyzed the cyclization of geranyl geranyl diphosphate to elisabethatriene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Florida Atlantic University
    Inventors: Russell G. Kerr, Amber Kohl
  • Patent number: 7060686
    Abstract: Methods for treating, preventing, or inhibiting diseases and disorders associated with inflammation, cell-proliferation, and pain comprising the administration of a compound having the structural formula wherein R1 is a hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, hydroxyalkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, carboxylic acid, alkylamino or amide group having from 2 to 20 carbon atoms, R2, R3, and R4 are each independently hydrogen or an acyl residue having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, R5 is hydrogen, CH3, or CH2OH, and R6 is an organo group such as a hydrocarbon having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms are disclosed. Other seco-pseudopterosins and compounds related to pseudopterosins are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Robert S. Jacobs, Russell G. Kerr
  • Publication number: 20040185532
    Abstract: An enzyme having diterpene cyclase activity has been purified from P. elisabethae using a series of chromatography steps. The purified enzyme has an apparent molecular weight of about 47 kilodaltons and an isoelectric point of about 5.1. The purifed enzyme catalyzed the cyclization of geranyl geranyl diphosphate to elisabethatriene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Russell G. Kerr, Amber Kohl
  • Patent number: 6787571
    Abstract: Methods for treating, preventing, or inhibiting diseases and disorders associated with inflammation, cell-proliferation, and pain comprising the administration of a compound having the structural formula wherein R1 is a hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, hydroxyalkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, carboxylic acid, alkylamino or amide group having from 2 to 20 carbon atoms, R2, R3, and R4 are each independently hydrogen or an acyl residue having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, R5 is hydrogen, CH3, or CH2OH, and R6 is an organo group such as a hydrocarbon having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms are disclosed. Other seco-pseudopterosins and compounds related to pseudopterosins are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, Florida Atlantic University Board of trustees
    Inventors: Robert S. Jacobs, Russell G. Kerr
  • Publication number: 20030104007
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are pseudopterosin compounds obtained from Symbiodinium spp. symbionts. Also disclosed are methods of obtaining, isolating, purifying or preparing at least one pseudopterosin compound comprising obtaining, isolating, purifying or preparing the pseudopterosin compound from at least one Symbiodinium spp. symbiont. In preferred embodiments, the host is Pseudopterogorgia, preferably, P. elisabethae. As disclosed, preferred pseudopterosin compounds and pseudopterosin compositions are of non-animal origin, substantially free of animal impurities, or both. Treatment methods using the pseudopterosin compounds and compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventors: Robert S. Jacobs, Laura Mydlarz, Russell G. Kerr
  • Publication number: 20020091093
    Abstract: Methods for treating, preventing, or inhibiting diseases and disorders associated with inflammation, cell-proliferation, and pain comprising the administration of a compound having the structural formula 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventors: Robert S. Jacobs, Russell G. Kerr
  • Patent number: 6046041
    Abstract: A fortified enzyme preparation of the gorgonian Pseudopterogorgia americana or Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae has been developed which efficiently transforms a variety of precursor molecules, e.g., sterols, to their corresponding metabolites, e.g., 9(11)-secosteroid in high yield. NAD, NADP, and glutamate dehydrogenase can be used as additives in this enzymatic conversion. In addition to naturally-occurring metabolites, novel secosteroids have been prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Inventor: Russell G. Kerr
  • Patent number: 5763234
    Abstract: A fortified enzyme preparation of the gorgonian Pseudopterogorgia americana has been developed which efficiently transforms a variety of sterols to their 9(11)-secosteroid derivative in high yield. NAD, NADP, and glutamate dehydrogenase are key additives in this enzymatic conversion. In addition to naturally-occurring metabolites, novel secosteroids have been prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Florida Atlantic University
    Inventor: Russell G. Kerr