Patents by Inventor Thomas Joseph Tucker

Thomas Joseph Tucker 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: 11530244
    Abstract: Provided herein are cyclic polypeptide compounds that can, e.g., bind specifically to human proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) and optionally also inhibit interaction between human PCSK9 and human low density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR), and pharmaceutical compositions comprising one or more of these compounds. Also provided are methods of reducing LDL cholesterol level in a subject in need thereof that include administering to the subject one or more of the cyclic polypeptide compounds or a pharmaceutical composition provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignees: Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Alonso Ricardo, Thomas Joseph Tucker, Nicolas Cedric Boyer, Joseph R. Stringer, Derek M. LaPlaca, Angela Dawn Kerekes, Chengwei Wu, Sookhee Nicole Ha, Hyewon Youm, Mark W. Embrey, Elisabetta Bianchi, Danila Branca, Raffaele Ingenito, Willy Costantini, Alessia Santoprete, Roberto Costante, Immacolata Conte, Stefania Colarusso, Eric J. Gilbert, Aurash Shahripour, Yusheng Xiong
  • Patent number: 11505575
    Abstract: Provided herein are cyclic polypeptide compounds that can, e.g., bind specifically to human proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) and optionally also inhibit interaction between human PCSK9 and human low density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR), and pharmaceutical compositions comprising one or more of these compounds. Also provided are methods of reducing LDL cholesterol level in a subject in need thereof that include administering to the subject one or more of the cyclic polypeptide compounds or a pharmaceutical composition provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignees: Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Alonso Ricardo, Thomas Joseph Tucker, Nicolas Cedric Boyer, Ketki Ashok Dhamnaskar, Zhong Ma, Angela Dawn Kerekes, Chengwei Wu, Sookhee Nicole Ha, Hyewon Youm, Elisabetta Bianchi, Danila Branca, Raffaele Ingenito, Willy Costantini, Aurash Shahripour, Yusheng Xiong
  • Patent number: 11484565
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula A, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof: where A, X, R1, and R2 are as defined herein, which compounds have properties for antagonizing PCSK9. Also described are pharmaceutical formulations comprising the compounds of Formula I or their salts, and methods of treating cardiovascular disease and conditions related to PCSK9 activity, e.g. atherosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, coronary heart disease, metabolic syndrome, acute coronary syndrome, or related cardiovascular disease and cardiometabolic conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: MERCK SHARP & DOHME LLC
    Inventors: Hubert Josien, Abbas Walji, Harold B. Wood, Fa-Xiang Ding, Jian Liu, Thomas Joseph Tucker, Michael Man-Chu Lo, Liangqin Guo
  • Publication number: 20220289785
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a modular composition comprising 1) an oligonucleotide; 2) one or more tetraGalNAc ligands of Formula (I), which may be the same or different; optionally, 3) one or more linkers, which may be the same or different; 4) one or more peptides independently selected from Table 3, which may be the same or different; and optionally, 5) one or more targeting ligands, solubilizing agents, pharmacokinetics enhancing agents, lipids, and/or masking agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: David TELLERS, Steven L. COLLETTI, Vadim DUDKIN, Jeffrey AARONSON, Aaron MOMOSE, Thomas Joseph TUCKER, Yu YUAN, Kathleen B. CALATI, Lu TIAN, Rubina G. PARMAR, Anthony W. SHAW, Weimin WANG, Rachel Anne STORR, Marina BUSUEK, Robert A. KOWTONIUK
  • Patent number: 11427616
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula I, or a salt thereof: where A, B, D, X, R1, R2 and R8 are as defined herein, which compounds have properties for antagonizing PCSK9. Also described are pharmaceutical formulations comprising the compounds of Formula I or their salts, and methods of treating cardiovascular disease and conditions related to PCSK9 activity, e.g. atherosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, coronary heart disease, metabolic syndrome, acute coronary syndrome, or related cardiovascular disease and cardiometabolic conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC
    Inventors: Harold B. Wood, Hubert B. Josien, Thomas Joseph Tucker, Angela Dawn Kerekes, Ling Tong, Abbas M. Walji, Anilkumar G. Nair, Fa-Xiang Ding, Elisabetta Bianchi, Danila Branca, Chengwei Wu, Yusheng Xiong, Sookhee Nicole Ha, Jian Liu, Sobhana Babu Boga
  • Patent number: 11306125
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula I, or a salt thereof cyclic polypeptide of Formula I: Formula I where A, B, E, R4, and R8 are as defined herein, which compounds have properties for antagonizing PCSK9. Also described are pharmaceutical formulations comprising the compounds of Formula I or their salts, and methods of treating cardiovascular disease and conditions related to PCSK9 activity, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Yusheng Xiong, Thomas Joseph Tucker, Chengwei Wu, Elisabetta Bianchi, Danila Branca, Angela Dawn Kerekes, Abbas M. Walji, Hubert B. Josien, Fa-Xiang Ding, Hyewon Youm, Alessia Santoprete, Raffaele Ingenito
  • Publication number: 20210284694
    Abstract: Provided herein are cyclic polypeptide compounds that can, e.g., bind specifically to human proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) and optionally also inhibit interaction between human PCSK9 and human low density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR), and pharmaceutical compositions comprising one or more of these compounds. Also provided are methods of reducing LDL cholesterol level in a subject in need thereof that include administering to the subject one or more of the cyclic polypeptide compounds or a pharmaceutical composition provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Alonso Ricardo, Thomas Joseph Tucker, Nicolas Cedric Boyer, Joseph R. Stringer, Derek M. LaPlaca, Angela Dawn Kerekes, Chengwei Wu, Sookhee Nicole Ha, Hyewon Youm, Mark W. Embrey, Elisabetta Bianchi, Danila Branca, Raffaele Ingenito, Willy Costantini, Alessia Santoprete, Roberto Costante, Immacolata Conte, Stefania Colarusso, Eric J. Gilbert, Aurash Shahripour, Yusheng Xiong
  • Patent number: 11117917
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a modular composition comprising 1) an oligonucleotide; 2) one or more tetraGalNAc ligands of Formula (I), which may be the same or different; optionally, 3) one or more linkers, which may be the same or different; 4) one or more peptides independently selected from Table 3, which may be the same or different; and optionally, 5) one or more targeting ligands, solubilizing agents, pharmacokinetics enhancing agents, lipids, and/or masking agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Sirna Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: David Tellers, Steven L. Colletti, Vadim Dudkin, Jeffrey Aaronson, Aaron Momose, Thomas Joseph Tucker, Yu Yuan, Kathleen B. Calati, Lu Tian, Rubina G. Parmar, Anthony W. Shaw, Weimin Wang, Rachel Anne Storr, Marina Busuek, Robert A. Kowtoniuk
  • Publication number: 20210214395
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula I, or a salt thereof cyclic polypeptide of Formula I: Formula I where A, B, E, R4, and R8 are as defined herein, which compounds have properties for antagonizing PCSK9. Also described are pharmaceutical formulations comprising the compounds of Formula I or their salts, and methods of treating cardiovascular disease and conditions related to PCSK9 activity, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Yusheng Xiong, Thomas Joseph Tucker, Chengwei Wu, Elisabetta Bianchi, Danila Branca, Angela Dawn Kerekes, Abbas M. Walji, Hubert B. Josien, Fa-Xiang Ding, Hyewon Youm, Alessia Santoprete, Raffaele Ingenito
  • Publication number: 20210163538
    Abstract: Provided herein are cyclic polypeptide compounds that can, e.g., bind specifically to human proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) and optionally also inhibit interaction between human PCSK9 and human low density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR), and pharmaceutical compositions comprising one or more of these compounds. Also provided are methods of reducing LDL cholesterol level in a subject in need thereof that include administering to the subject one or more of the cyclic polypeptide compounds or a pharmaceutical composition provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Alonso Ricardo, Thomas Joseph Tucker, Nicolas Cedric Boyer, Ketki Ashok Dhamnaskar, Zhong Ma, Angela Dawn Kerekes, Chengwei Wu, Sookhee Nicole Ha, Hyewon Youm, Elisabetta Bianchi, Danila Branca, Raffaele Ingenito, Willy Costantini, Aurash Shahripour, Yusheng Xiong
  • Publication number: 20210069288
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula A, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof: where A, X, R1, and R2 are as defined herein, which compounds have properties for antagonizing PCSK9. Also described are pharmaceutical formulations comprising the compounds of Formula I or their salts, and methods of treating cardiovascular disease and conditions related to PCSK9 activity, e.g. atherosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, coronary heart disease, metabolic syndrome, acute coronary syndrome, or related cardiovascular disease and cardiometabolic conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Hubert Josien, Abbas Walji, Harold B. Wood, Fa-Xiang Ding, Jian Liu, Thomas Joseph Tucker, Michael Man-Chu Lo, Liangqin Guo
  • Publication number: 20190389909
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula I, or a salt thereof: where A, B, D, X, R1, R2 and R8 are as defined herein, which compounds have properties for antagonizing PCSK9. Also described are pharmaceutical formulations comprising the compounds of Formula I or their salts, and methods of treating cardiovascular disease and conditions related to PCSK9 activity, e.g. atherosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, coronary heart disease, metabolic syndrome, acute coronary syndrome, or related cardiovascular disease and cardiometabolic conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Harold B. Wood, Hubert B. Josien, Thomas Joseph Tucker, Angela Dawn Kerekes, Ling Tong, Abbas M. Walji, Anilkumar G. Nair, Fa-Xiang Ding, Elisabetta Bianchi, Danila Branca, Chengwei Wu, Yusheng Xiong, Sookhee Nicole HA, Jian Liu, Sobhana Babu Boga
  • Patent number: 10413593
    Abstract: Described are peptide analogs of glucagon, which have been modified to be resistant to cleavage and inactivation by dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) and to increase in vivo half-life of the peptide analog while enabling the peptide analog to have relatively balanced agonist activity at the glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor and the glucagon (GCG) receptor, and the use of such GLP-1 receptor/GCG receptor co-agonists for treatment of metabolic disorders such as diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and obesity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Elisabetta Bianchi, Paul E. Carrington, Qiaolin Deng, Ravi Nargund, Federica Orvieto, Anandan Palani, Antonello Pessi, Thomas Joseph Tucker, Chengwei Wu
  • Publication number: 20190153016
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a modular composition comprising 1) an oligonucleotide; 2) one or more tetraGalNAc ligands of Formula (I), which may be the same or different; optionally, 3) one or more linkers, which may be the same or different; 4) one or more peptides independently selected from Table 3, which may be the same or different; and optionally, 5) one or more targeting ligands, solubilizing agents, pharmacokinetics enhancing agents, lipids, and/or masking agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: David TELLERS, Steven L. COLLETTI, Vadim DUDKIN, Jeffrey AARONSON, Aaron MOMOSE, Thomas Joseph TUCKER, Yu YUAN, Kathleen B. CALATI, Lu TIAN, Rubina G. PARMAR, Anthony W. SHAW, Weimin WANG, Rachel Anne STORR, Marina BUSUEK, Robert A. KOWTONIUK
  • Patent number: 10221205
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a modular composition comprising 1) an oligonucleotide; 2) one or more tetraGalNAc ligands of Formula (I), which may be the same or different; optionally, 3) one or more linkers, which may be the same or different; 4) one or more peptides independently selected from Table 3, which may be the same or different; and optionally, 5) one or more targeting ligands, solubilizing agents, pharmacokinetics enhancing agents, lipids, and/or masking agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sirna Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: David Tellers, Steven L. Colletti, Vadim Dudkin, Jeffrey Aaronson, Aaron Momose, Thomas Joseph Tucker, Yu Yuan, Kathleen B. Calati, Lu Tian, Rubina G. Parmar, Anthony W. Shaw, Weimin Wang, Rachel Anne Storr, Marina Busuek, Robert A. Kowtoniuk
  • Publication number: 20180079769
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a modular composition comprising 1) an oligonucleotide; 2) one or more tetraGalNAc ligands of Formula (I), which may be the same or different; optionally, 3) one or more linkers, which may be the same or different; 4) one or more peptides independently selected from Table 3, which may be the same or different; and optionally, 5) one or more targeting ligands, solubilizing agents, pharmacokinetics enhancing agents, lipids, and/or masking agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: David TELLERS, Steven L. COLLETTI, Vadim DUDKIN, Jeffrey AARONSON, Aaron MOMOSE, Thomas Joseph TUCKER, Yu YUAN, Kathleen B. CALATI, Lu TIAN, Rubina G. PARMAR, Anthony W. SHAW, Weimin WANG, Rachel Anne STORR, Marina BUSUEK, Robert A. KOWTONIUK
  • Publication number: 20170360893
    Abstract: Described are peptide analogs of glucagon, which have been modified to be resistant to cleavage and inactivation by dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) and to increase in vivo half-life of the peptide analog while enabling the peptide analog to have relatively balanced agonist activity at the glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor and the glucagon (GCG) receptor, and the use of such GLP-1 receptor/GCG receptor co-agonists for treatment of metabolic disorders such as diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and obesity
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP.
    Inventors: Elisabetta Bianchi, Paul E. Carrington, Qiaolin Deng, Ravi Nargund, Federica Orvieto, Anandan Palani, Antonello Pessi, Thomas Joseph Tucker, Chengwei Wu
  • Patent number: 9840531
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a modular composition comprising 1) an oligonucleotide; 2) one or more tetraGalNAc ligands of Formula (I), which may be the same or different; optionally, 3) one or more linkers, which may be the same or different; 4) one or more peptides independently selected from Table 3, which may be the same or different; and optionally, 5) one or more targeting ligands, solubilizing agents, pharmacokinetics enhancing agents, lipids, and/or masking agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Sirna Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: David Tellers, Steven L. Colletti, Vadim Dudkin, Jeffrey Aaronson, Aaron Momose, Thomas Joseph Tucker, Yu Yuan, Kathleen B. Calati, Lu Tian, Rubina G. Parmar, Anthony W. Shaw, Weimin Wang, Rachel Anne Storr, Marina Busuek, Robert A. Kowtoniuk
  • Publication number: 20170306324
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a modular composition comprising 1) an oligonucleotide; 2) one or more tetraGalNAc ligands of Formula (I), which may be the same or different; optionally, 3) one or more linkers, which may be the same or different; 4) one or more peptides independently selected from Table 3, which may be the same or different; and optionally, 5) one or more targeting ligands, solubilizing agents, pharmacokinetics enhancing agents, lipids, and/or masking agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: David TELLERS, Steven L. COLLETTI, Vadim DUDKIN, Jeffrey AARONSON, Aaron MOMOSE, Thomas Joseph TUCKER, Yu YUAN, Kathleen B. CALATI, Lu TIAN, Rubina G. PARMAR, Anthony W. SHAW, Weimin WANG, Rachel Anne STORR, Marina BUSUEK, Robert A. KOWTONIUK
  • Patent number: 9655976
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a modular composition comprising 1) an oligonucleotide; 2) one or more tetraGalNAc ligands of Formula (I), which may be the same or different; optionally, 3) one or more linkers, which may be the same or different; 4) one or more peptides independently selected from Table 3, which may be the same or different; and optionally, 5) one or more targeting ligands, solubilizing agents, pharmacokinetics enhancing agents, lipids, and/or masking agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Sirna Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: David Tellers, Steven L. Colletti, Vadim Dudkin, Jeffrey Aaronson, Aaron Momose, Thomas Joseph Tucker, Yu Yuan, Kathleen B. Calati, Lu Tian, Rubina G. Parmar, Anthony W. Shaw, Weimin Wang, Rachel Anne Storr, Marina Busuek, Robert A. Kowtoniuk